five things I have loved this week.. #11

Monday, 20 October 2014

Sorry I never posted this yesterday, I decided to update my MacBook thinking it was a good idea. 5 hours later and it was still updating meaning I could get nothing done which was a tad annoying! Anywho we are back now with a few things that I have loved this last week!

I know this is a blogger favourite anyway but when my mum brought this back from the good old land of duty free for me, I instantly fell in love. I have wanted this lipstick for ages and mentioned it just on the off chance that she would be able to pick it up for me. A review will definitely be going up on this pronto!

I have mentioned before that I absolutely love colourful skulls and this little dude travelled all of the way back from Mexico to join my collection!

Since starting this blog, I seem to have started a little tradition with my mum in that we can't settle for normal chocolate Advent Calendars anymore. Like last year, she has gone for Yankee Candle and I have gone for the Ciaté nail polish calendar.

I saw this picture on We Heart It and it really did make me giggle! Any joke involving Spiderman, I love.

I absolutely love Ella Eyre, she is beautiful and her voice is absolutely to die for. This song has been stuck in my head all week, although I will admit it did take me a good while to find the version that doesn't have any swears in it to show you.

I hope you all have a lovely week! 
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MAC retro matte lipstick - flat out fabulous

Monday, 13 October 2014

mac flat out fabulous
mac flat out fabulous lipstick
mac flat out fabulous swatch

I have had this lipstick since right back in my haul post here, but haven't been able to wear it until recently as my lip started to heal. I must admit not being able to wear lipstick for a while really threw me, I know it sounds silly but I really missed a good old swipe of lippie in the morning. I have had a bit of an addiction to stocking them up for when I could wear them again so now I can I think I have a bit too much choice in the mornings. I chose this shade after falling in love instantly after swatching and knew I needed to have it in my life.
mac flat out fabulous review
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Available from MAC and Debenhams.

Flat Out Fabulous is a beautiful vivid pink which I have fallen so in love with. MAC describe it as a 'bright plum matte' although I would say this is way more pink than plum, but has a huge fuschia tone running through it. To me, it is like a perfect winter pink as it still has a bit of a berry feel about it. It does look a lot darker in the bullet than it comes across as, as you will see it is definitely a lot more vibrant in real life. The colour itself is perfect for a night out or if you are like me, just to glam up a daytime look with simple eye makeup.

The formula of this is perfect, it doesn't bleed, lose colour or anything. I seem to change my mind all of the time, but currently this is my favourite finish as it just sits perfectly. I actually wore this for a 10 hour shift and only had to touch up the corners at lunchtime, if I hadn't eaten I honestly think I wouldn't have needed to touch it at all either. For a matte based formula it doesn't feel too drying at all, but then I don't seem to have a huge problem with matte finishes anyway. This will probably haunt me when the weather gets colder and I will be moaning that my lips are dry though!

When I think of how a lipstick should be, to me this is perfect and I know it will be a colour that will be automatically replaced every time it is used up. 
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five things I have loved this week.. #10

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Hello! You may have noticed that I completely missed this post last week, sorry about that! I had to do stocktake at work and ending up staying until midnight, then I just haven't seemed to be able to catch up all week. I'm back now though with a few things that have made me happy!

This news definitely made me happy this week. I have been offered a new job, which I am so excited to start. I get weekends off which is something I have never had before and am heading more into a direction of something that I want to do. I think this is something that will work better for this blog too, as I can get a bit of structure back and hopefully post more too! I am really gutted to be leaving where I am now, but I like to think change is good!

Obviously getting a new job needs celebrating and to me there is no better way to celebrate than by going out for cocktails! I had such a good night and was definitely what the doctor ordered!

As you know my Mum and Dad have been away on holiday. As much as I have tried to cook like my Ma, there is nothing like her cooking, so when they came back this week I couldn't wait for one of her dinners. This Shepard's Pie was beautiful and put a huge smile on my face!

I have been loving this song lately. It makes me think of summer and I can't help singing and dancing along!

I came home to this little festive treat when I finished work this week. I won't say too much as I am going to feature it on the blog very soon, but being the biggest christmas lover ever, this really made me happy!

I hope you have all had a lovely week too, what have you been up to? 
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my favourite movie soundtrack

Friday, 10 October 2014

I was recently contacted by Currys asking me to write a post explaining my favourite movie soundtrack. I never thought a post could be so hard. I love so many songs from different films but I just couldn't narrow it down to one soundtrack. I was toying with the idea of the Nightmare Before Christmas soundtrack for ages, especially as this is the time of year that I tend to watch it a lot. But when I remembered this gem, that had to move to a close second. I then realised that my favourite movie soundtrack definitely has to be Singin' in the Rain.

I probably know the whole film off by heart. It brings back so many memories for me, spending countless afternoon's watching with my Gramps singing or whistling along depending how he felt at the time. The film always takes me back to when I was little and didn't have a care in the world and even now I can snuggle on the sofa and just have a good old singalong.

Even my little nieces know the words to 'Good Morning'. It is one of the most iconic songs apart from the main one of course and I don't think it can start without a member of my family (usually me) giving it their all at the tops of their voices. I must say this started my love of tap dancing too, although I never learnt nothing stops me trying to tap along...terribly!

I only have to hear the 'dooby doo' as the song starts and I am in tears. Happy but sad tears, happy for the memories but also sad as it reminds me of my Gramps who is no longer here. Seriously you should have seen me at the theatre when I saw this with my mum. Thank god for waterproof mascara is all I can say! The song does still bring a huge smile to my face though, no matter how many times I have watched it, which is why it has to be my favourite soundtrack! 

♥ This is my entry for the #CurrysMovieNight competition. It is completely written by me and all opinions are my own :) If you want to enter this competition you have to be quick as it ends Sunday. All you need to do is write a post about your favourite movie soundtrack and tweet @CurrysPCWorld with the hashtag #CurrysMovieNight and your post. All of the details that you need can be found here too. Leave me a  link in my comments if you enter as I would love to know your favourite soundtracks too. Good Luck! 
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