Wednesday, 28 October 2015


Benefit Bella Bamba Ultraplush lipgloss- shade 'Fauxmance'- £14.50- Boots
I'm not usually a fan of lip gloss, as I tend to find it ends up a bit slippery or sticky... anyone else experienced the hair in lip gloss situation?
I got this one a few months back from Boots, it is by Benefit and comes in 6 different colours, this one in particular is 'fauxmance'; a sultry pink tone with ultra plush gloss and a subtle hint of shimmer. The tip is designed for easy application, and is super smooth without the sticky effect. It is very easy to end up applying way too much gloss so I tend to apply it with my finger, once set it gives a lipstick like appearance.
I tend to find with a lot of lip glosses they tend to be colourless or wipe of straight away, this one surprisingly stays put (to some extent). The sheer, bright watermelon hue gives a plumping effect and has a fresh scent which I absolutely loved! Even the tube and packaging itself is super cute...
The only thing I would say is that at £14.50 this is way out of my budget, considering there are so many drug store alternatives! Although I would absolutely love to try the bright shade of pink 'Lollibop'...
What do you think? Have you tried the other shades? Leave me a comment below! :)
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Monday, 26 October 2015


Ok I might have mislead you, i'm guessing that by the title you thought that I was going to be showing you some fantastic Halloween nail art- as much as I would like too I'm actually useless! I just thought that this nail polish I picked up at the weekend was an absolutely perfect shade for both Halloween and autumn!
The nail polish is by Maybelline, from the color show 60 seconds range- shade 357 burgundy kiss. I would say it is a very deep shade of purple/ red and is less burgundy but is such a beautiful shade. As for claiming to dry within 60 seconds, I completely agree! It is perfect if you need to paint your nails in a hurry, I also noticed that not only does it dry quickly, but I also didn't have the problem of getting those little prints and idents in my nails straight after as they were completely dry.
I am still waiting to see how chip resistant this polish is, as I only applied it on Saturday, but so far, so good!
The color show range has so many nail polishes in it containing so many beautiful shades, I bought this one along with rose chic, a metallic rose gold glitter- of course I couldn't resist! The color show polishes are on offer at the moment in ASDA, Wilkinsons and Savers... not sure if Boots or Superdrug are running this offer! The plain colours such as burgundy kiss are reduced to £2.50, and the glitter polishes such as Rose Chic are now £3.50, I was very confused as to which polishes were which price so make sure to double check!
What do you think? What shade are you opting for this Halloween? Have you managed to do some crazy nail art? Leave me a comment below!
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Thursday, 22 October 2015


Ok I finally took the leap. I got my hair cut. Am I the only girl who really doesn't like going to the hair dressers? I just never feel satisfied when I come out and instantly want to re-style it myself.
However since it has been way to long since my last hair cut- I wont be spilling the beans on this! I decided to go and get myself a trim, thankfully I was surprised to only need half an inch of, which considering my worshipping of GHD's was a miracle.
I have been in the process of growing my full fridge out since May (I had a side fringe before this), and since it got to an awkward length I decide to try bangs... the verdict? I love it.
I visited my local salon on Saturday Hair Haus in Bishop Auckland, I have been going there since I was very young so why break the habit of a lifetime?! It is fab in there and has such a good atmosphere, the staff are lovely, their facilities are great and the products they use literally transform my untameable frizzy hair... and at £29 for a wash, cut and blow dry I was pleasantly surprised to find that I didn't even need to wash my hair for 3 days after!... don't judge me.
One of the products they used on my hair was the Loreal SteamPod a new innovative straightening and smoothing iron which uses Keratin to repair hair as well as minimizing heat damage, if you haven't tried this then you seriously need to asap, I struggle massively with frizzy hair and I was pleased to find that my hair stayed smooth and poker straight for 4 days, even in the rain. I know what's going straight to the top of my Christmas list...
However I have found that bangs are an absolute nightmare to manage, how to you sleep without waking up with it stuck up all over the place? How do you correct them on a windy day? How do you stop oil from your skin making them greasy? Also how do you avoid comments about having 'curtains'.... i'ts a struggle and they are very high maintenance!!! If anyone has any tips send them in my direction....
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Wednesday, 14 October 2015


Does anyone else find that when it comes to shoes, that you can sometimes fall very easily into a rut? I end up wearing the same shoes over and over again until they are literally done! Despite being a 'shoe person', I don't actually own that many pairs, and with so many lovely shoes on the high street it can be difficult to commit to one pair in case you find a cheaper alternative!
I treated myself to these sling back mules last week, I love that these heels come with a gold plaque an a peep toe- yep I'm tying desperately to not bring out the thick winter boots just yet...
These shoes are super stylish and on trend at the moment, the peep toe and sling back mule is a perfect accompaniment to skinny jeans by day, or a mini skirt by night...Although I usually wear at least 4 inch heels every day (I'm 5"3 give me a break), I wish these were higher, but they are super easy to walk in being just over 3 inches.
The block heel means that they aren't difficult at all to walk in- although I am used to wearing heels with a platform too so these felt a little strange at first. Unfortunately a negative of these shoes was  that the peep toe shape at the front meant that they actually cut into my toes... I definitely need to wear them in!
I would say that these are a small fit- if you have thin feet your fine, but even with me being a size 4 these felt a little snug... although a 5 was too big.
The non- leather material means they aren't as comfy and probably won't last too long, but for £24 they are a nice little bargain! I would mention however that they have very little grip besides the heel- so be careful when walking on carpets and slippery surfaces!
I wore these for work, shopping and a date night with my boyfriend, and although I would usually wear something higher for a night out, these shoes are pretty much suitable for any occasion.
Again, £24, cannot be robbed.
What do you think? Leave me a comment below! 
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 Image: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP-
Wouldn't we all just love to be able to dress like a Kardashian? Yep, but hey ho we all can't be rich and famous! When I saw that Kourtney had been spotted at the Cosmopolitan birthday party this week wearing a Balmain jumpsuit, Kim wearing a Wolford simple black body con, and not to mention Kylies simplistic and stand out blush jumper... I knew I had to find some look- a -likes! Here are a few outfits which will help you to nail that Kardashian look without the hefty designer price tag...
(left to right)
ASOS Maxi tube skirt with black vent- £18- ASOS
Tall skinny split black jumpsuit- £30- Missguided
Shoulder splice body con dress- £40- Topshop
Never fully dressed plunge neck 70s jumpsuit- £45- ASOS
Drape front playsuit- £50- Topshop
What do you think? Leave me a comment below!
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Monday, 12 October 2015


If any of you have heard of 'Everyman Cinema' you will know it is a unique cinema experience...not only can you watch the newest films but you can also catch cult classics. With a select amount of boutique venues across the UK, I visited the Leeds Trinity cinema yesterday evening.
Everyman is somewhere I have been meaning to try for a long time...although me and my boyfriend didn't catch a film there, we did however visit the FORZZA restaurant for dinner. I ordered the garden salad with slow cooked ham- containing; spinach, garlic croutons, slow cooked ham, shaved fennel, butternut squash and parmesan. This was literally one of the nicest salads I have had... although I wouldn't usually go for a salad, I wanted something light before my train home but was pleasantly surprised at how filling and how 'un boring' it was!
My boyfriend had the Pepperoni, picante sauce, pepperdew pizza... and although it turned out to be surprisingly spicy, it looked amazing!
Next on my hit list will definitely be the Rubbed chicken, coriander cream, mango chutney pizza! I am also dying to try their skin- on- fries and house salad. So if you are after something different for a moderate price, I would definitely give this a go. Have any of you visited the cinema itself? Let me know your thoughts! :)
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