Sunday, 9 November 2014

five things I have loved this week.. #12

I really don't know why I have found it so hard to find time to blog lately. I find myself getting home from work, sitting at the computer and just staring with a blank mind. I am so not used to working with computers all day, so I have a feeling it must be that! I think that may take a bit of getting used to but hopefully I can power through it and get back into a routine.

I keep seeming to miss this post, but here is five things that I have found myself loving this week..

I was playing with my niece and her dolls house this week, when the cat decided it was his turn to join in. I found it hilarious but she was less than impressed that he was ruining her game.

I have spent the weekend helping to clear out my nan's house as she has had to move into a home. The whole process has been filled with so many mixed emotions but I have had the chance to rediscover a whole new world of photographs which made me smile a lot.

This is my mum's new favourite Yankee Candle scent and gosh does it make me think of Christmas. I absolutely love it and if you are looking for a festive winter smell this is definitely it.

Forget the John Lewis advert. When this came on the TV during X Factor on Saturday, I let out a little scream. Christmas is most definitely on its way now!
I found this app on my phone and have been addicted to it ever since. You create your own android robot, by changing all different features and making it look like you or anybody you want really. Simple but addictive.

I hope you enjoyed my five loves this week. Also it's 46 sleeps until Christmas, how exciting! ♥

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Monday, 3 November 2014

halloween weekend

So, this past week has absolutely flown by. It started really slowly, mainly because I was so scared starting my new job, but before I knew it, it was the weekend. Now it's Monday and I can finally sit down, so thought I would have a bit of a catch up!

So like I said, I started my new job and so far I am loving it. Even after 1 week I know I have totally made the right decision. One thing that I loved even more was getting this weekend off, I never used to get weekends off so this was one thing that I was seriously looking forward to. It just so happened that this weekend fell on Halloween so I had a few spooky things going on.

jack skellington pumpkin
'and I Jack, the pumpkin king..'

My mum made a little mini Halloween buffet for my nieces. The worms sweets at the bottom of the cup were definitely my gory idea!

elsa pumpkin

Zombifying myself ready for a Pub Crawl.

Miserable Zombies.

fireworks display
Ending the weekend with a firework display.


So that is my halloween weekend all wrapped up. Starting with a zombie pub crawl and finishing with a cosy fireworks display, just how I like it.

What did you all get up to? ♥
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Monday, 27 October 2014

funky christmas jumpers

I had every intention of doing my weekly loves post today as I didn't manage to get it done yesterday, but this post is just way more exciting! I was recently contacted by Funky Christmas Jumpers to see if I would like a Christmas jumper to try. Now as you will all know, I am a huge fan of Christmas and probably say every year that I wish I could wear jumpers all year round, so when I read this email I let out a little squeal.

funky christmas jumpers red rudolph
funky christmas jumpers
Jumper: c/o Funky Christmas Jumpers *
 Jeans: Love Label

The jumper I was kindly sent couldn't have been more me. I mean it's Rudolph, what's not to love! I got a Medium and I would say sizing is pretty spot on, except the sleeves. I seem to have problems with the sleeves of every jumper that I buy though, I think I just have abnormally short arms! This jumper is so warm and snuggly and definitely put a good old festive smile on my face! Next on my hitlist has to be this Elf Jumper, honestly I cannot wait until payday when I can go Christmas Jumper mad again.

Reluctantly I have now put this away until it is the right month to wear it, but on a good note it is only 58 days to go! ♥
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Wednesday, 22 October 2014

maybelline color drama lipstick - red essential

maybelline color drama
maybelline color drama review
maybelline color drama

I really don't think I can go into Boots without buying something. I actually went in a few weeks ago with my mum so she could buy some holiday bits. Obviously this meant that I had to walk past the makeup aisle before I got there. I saw this pencil and knew I needed to try it as I have become a huge fan of lip crayons lately and you can't beat a red lip. 
maybelline red essential swatch
maybelline color drama red essential
Available from Boots and Superdrug.

My face seemed to be extremely red when I took these photos, so there is no full face picture, sorry! I don't really know why I am saying sorry, maybe it's a blessing to not see my face HA! I find with my scar that I seem to have really good days where you can't see it and bad ones when thats all you can see..I probably notice it more on myself though. Anyway enough of my rambling, onto the lipstick...

Red Essential is a true, bright red a little deeper than MAC Ruby Woo but still as vibrant. The colour is very classic and a perfect, elegant red. 

The pencil isn't too thick to hold which makes it so much easier to apply to the lips more accurately. The nib is very soft although it does tug ever so slightly. I found this did smudge on me a little though but I'm not sure if I was just having one of those clumsy days where I just seem to forget I am wearing lipstick then next thing I know it's smudged. I really like the formula of these, I would say they are Maybelline's take on the NARS pencils although I wouldn't say they are as creamy, but still not a bad match at all and a lot cheaper too!

This lasted on me for a good few hours before needing to be touched up and that was from drinking a few glasses of wine too, so not bad for the price at all!

I will definitely repurchase, I just need to choose between them all for the next shade! 
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