Monday, 28 June 2010

Spice

I find this weather impossible. In fact I hate it. I hate that when I apply my make-up it some how ends up melting off my face. Not a good look.
So for days now, I have been makeup free.

Please take me back to 1997 when the Spice Girls were so now. How do I still own this...



I like how the colours are impossibly unsuitable even for my then 8 year old self.



They were the days...
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Thursday, 24 June 2010

What’s up pussycat?



There’s no denying my love for cats. And I guess sometimes there’s just that amount of necessity to purchase a cat related item.



I love H&M t-shirts, and what did I spy yesterday? This white tee reduced to £3
The sequins are so pretty, even if I just wear this around the house it’s sure to bring a smile to my face.

& the real life version…



He’s nearly 5months old now, so I like to think of him as big and strong. But reality is he is spoilt rotten as always♥
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Sunday, 20 June 2010

Vintage Tins



You probably have realised by now I love collecting anything nostalgic, natty and ultimately a collectable in its own right.

I seem to have acquired a few of these tins now. I like storing things away in them, whilst spreading a little bit of nostalgia spirit along the way.



This is my 20p butterfly find which I am still completely in love with, and the second one is actually a new tin made to look ‘old.’ I don’t really go for things like this, but I really liked the postcard esque design.



My Mickey Mouse paint box. I found this in a charity shop for 50p. I admit I love Mickey and all things Disney concerned and I think the design is really sweet. Plus there’s the added quirk that this has used paints inside.



This Turtles tin was my brothers from childhood. I sneakily have hung on to it. It’s quirky and is from 1989.



The Boots pastilles tin is from an antique junk shop type place. It cost me £1. I had a bit of a fascination with these a while ago, and was on the hunt for all the old Cadbury/Quality Street tins, but never got round to it. I constantly see them pop up on eBay though.



This is a St Michael face shaper kit my mum gave me. I don’t use it, but I love the design on the front. It’s from 1982, when my mum was in her late 20s. I don’t think I could ever part with this.



As the saying goes… 'one mans tat is another ones treasure'♥
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Thursday, 17 June 2010

Benefit Stole My Heart



If you have been living under a rock then you may not have heard all the hype surrounding a certain magazine freebie. Otherwise you may just be reading this for the billionth time...I apologise.

Well I was away all of last week, which could have meant me missing out, so I enlisted my Mum to hunt down the much coveted copies of 'Julys' issue of Glamour magazine.

In fact as scandalous as it may sound, she bought the exact same 3 copies for herself. Sometimes we just can’t resist a bargain or two!



But seriously, I have lusted after the Bad Gal eye pencil since I was about 14 years old, so to finally have it in my possession is something I can finally check off.



I’m presuming this freebie is old news now, but you may remember me as the girl who munches flakes at rapid speeds all for the chance to win a lipstick.

Well they say perseverance pays off. And it certainly did.
Look what coincidently arrived through my letterbox yesterday. (I won a few weeks ago, but was waiting to tell you all when it arrived)



I chose ‘do tell’ and I am very pleased.

It certainly was a ‘Beneficial’ day to say the least.
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Monday, 14 June 2010

Paradise.

I’m back from my holiday. And thought appropriate to do a little post, to accompany a few memories I may just treasure forever♥


Destination: Los Cristianos, Tenerife

Pool-side reading:



I didn’t want to take a heavy read with me, so I just took this copy of Truman Capotes Breakfast at Tiffany’s, I got it for 20p from the flea market a while ago and have been meaning to read it for a while now. Truth to be told, I actually thought it was very similar to the film; this is coming from someone who has seen Breakfast at Tiffany’s a countless amount of times.
It was nice to finally read the original though; the ending however was different to the film. And almost brought a tear to my eye.
I also indulged in Cosmopolitan and InStyle, the article with Gwen Stefani is my favourite obviously.

Food & Drink:

I love eating out. And holidays are totally the time to indulge in good food. From Chinese buffets to Italians.
And OMG look at these amazing boot glasses. I so wanted to bring one of these home with me.



My boyfriend also thought it was by far hilarious when I had to drink from a tankard. (I hate drinking out of pint glasses/tankards)



Sight-seeing:



Los Cristianos is actually quite a small place; we stayed around the town most days. However coming up to the weekend we decided to have a trip out. We hired a car which was a little scary on the passenger that was me, but went on a quite phenomenal trip to the mountains!...eee.
It was pretty breathtaking, to be that high up. We drove through the clouds on the way up. Once we arrived, we then got the cable car to the del tiede, the highest peak in Spain.









Souvenirs:



I totally failed on spoiling myself rotten on the duty free. I guess I just wasn’t in the mood to shop. No holiday is complete without a few souvenirs though.
We got this pot cat from a small ceramic shop off the beach, I love it. We bought my Mum one too, because I know she will love it.



And because I am a child in the airport and couldn’t resist a plastic Hello Kitty figurine, I came home with this. I love collecting these. And the candy inside tastes EXACTLY like the gum in the bottom of screwball ice creams.

It was a lovely holiday, and just a nice time to get away and relax.
Here are a few more pictures:









P.S I will be catching up with all your blogs very soon :)x
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Saturday, 5 June 2010

Vacation



I’m going on holiday tomorrow. So this means no blogging for me for a whole week. But I will be catching up with all your blogs once I am back in the country, in fact I think it will be kind of refreshing to come back with lots to read and hopefully lots to write too :)

I strangely enough haven’t bought that many holiday clothes, I had plenty of shorts, vests already. So hoping that means I’m allowed a little splurge on the duty free to make up for it. Surely...

BUT I did pick up a few last minute things.
And surprisingly they were all from Sports Direct- a sports shop really?

Firstly these beasts. Gladiator sandals



I hear myself saying 'why have I not invested in a pair before?'

Well I don’t really know actually. I’ve been on the lookout for a few months for the perfect pair, but I’ve been put off by embellishments and colours.
I saw a wonderful pair of studded ones in Primark, but I really disliked the back zip on them.
So I then decided I just wanted a basic pair. Nothing fancy, just basic.
These were £4.99 and are by Miss Fiori. I’m not expecting these to hold out for years, but at this price they will be perfect for the holiday :)

And then whilst on my way to the till I found a display full of accessories. It really didn’t feel like I was in a sports shop at all.

Everything was reduced also! So I did spend a while deciding what to buy.



I got this ring for 99p
And this versatile bobble/hairclip/brooch also for 99p

Anyways. I have rambled on too much now. And need to finish packing.
I will speak to you all very soon ♥
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Thursday, 3 June 2010

Poundland…Need I Say More?

A Girl For All Seasons- A Year In High Heels

So for a while now I’ve been discussing Poundland and there intriguing book section…

From spotting this book I actually already had a copy of The Cheap Date Guide To Style to buying
The Goddess Experience
and then if by luck stumbling accross The best of Cosmopolitan

I nipped into Poundland earlier this week and found this delight…



YES another fashion/girly book. This is seriously the fourth one I have found now.
It looked like they had just been placed there, like literally stocked up. There were at least 10 copies, so instantly I grabbed mine and headed to the till.

The book is the follow up to the highly acclaimed ‘How To Walk In High Heels’ and it’s pretty much a similar concept. But this time has the quirky addition of being split into months.



It gives you all the advice a girl could wish for (literally) from writing letters to how to customize your cakes.
Chuck in a foreword by Manolo Blahnik and some utterly gorgeous illustrations throughout. This book is so delightful.



This book cost me £1 and the rrp is £16.99!
It’s hardback and very chunky indeed for coffee table standards.

Never underestimate Poundlands ability to make me a very happy shopper♥
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