Sunday, 30 October 2011

And they say I can't cook....

Well they'd be right! I have one dish, and that's pie. Sounds boring but I don't care it's yummy....

....That's right...I'm frying leeks and wine...

....Hoping it will turn out looking like this....

....Evidence of my cooking....

....Pie filling....

.....Ready for the pastry...

....Ready for the oven....

....Even set the table myself (well trained)....

....Pie, veggies and potato wedges....

....All gone....

Absolutly nothing vaguely related to makeup of clothes but I was so proud I had to share it with you!! And all this was after I cleaned my car!!

Anybody else been cooking this weekend?


Saturday, 29 October 2011

Birthday & Collective Haul...

Hey lovelies...I finally got back on the ipad and recorded a new video (I know, it's been a while!) to show you some of the lovely things I had for my birthday and what I've been spending my pennies on over the past 6/8 weeks! To be honest most of them were gifts or sale purchases, although I have splurged a lot on knitwear and at the mac counter! 

Also as I mentioned on Twitter and in my video, my Mac £40 voucher is sat in my purse waiting to be spent so any ideas would be greatly received!


Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Happy birthday to me...

Wow I've been a terrible blogger recently, just been SO busy! Here's just a quick one to keep you going...

It was my birthday last week and I popped into Birmingham with my Mum and Dad to try and get my birthday present. I didn't really get much (don't know where my shopping mojo was that day!) but I will do a bit of a collective haul to show you what I did purchase over the weekend if I get chance!

I just threw on my trusty New Look denim shorts and Urban Outfitters cross top and of course my white to be comfy on your birthday!!

Me and the girls went out in Leicester on Saturday to celebrate me being old, and also as an excuse to show off my new 'plum' hair. I was a bit shocked at how dark it looked on my hair considering I'd seen a lot of other people dye their hair the exact same colour and looked so much lighter. I've not had chance to get a decent picture in natural light yet but I'll try and get one before it fades too much!

Whole outfit: Miss Selfridge
Wedges: New look
Jewellery: Everywhere!

Oh yeah and I popped out last night to see one of my friends who'd come back from uni for a few days....unfortunately my fat bum split my original choice of skirt so I threw on an old Topshop body con skirt with my H&M leather jacket, and Primark bow tights/over the knee sock combo...

Again, sorry I've been so rubbish! Hope you're all well!


Wednesday, 19 October 2011

My shoe collection...

I posted a while ago that I might do a shoe collection and it got a great response so I spent a whole morning photographing my shoes...what a task that was!!

Sandals - I rarely wear these even in the hot weather, I'm more of a pumps girl, but I do like both my studded Primark pairs...
Back l-r: New Look, Primark, Primark, Primark
Front l-r: Primark, Primark, Primark, Office

Next is trainers, I was actually really surprised at how few I'd got when I laid them out as this is what I wear most out of work...maybe means I need more?! My Nike vintage blazers are my favourite, if I could afford these in every colour I'd buy them!!
Back l-r: Nike at Office, Nike from America, Nike from America, Vans from Office
Pink Nikes: America
Front l-r: Converse from Office, Converse from Office, Converse from Schuh, Nike gym trainers

I class these as pumps, and they're probably my second most worn shoe after my trainers. My favourite are probably my pink Flossy's and my boat shoes, even though I'm not sure they're pumps but I didn't know what else to put them with!
Boat shoes: Office
Back l-r: Primark, Primark, Primark, Step in Style
Front l-r: Primark, Flossy at Office, Office, Toms at Office

I'm going to quickly skim over the next lot because I really don't like them, I only buy them because they're decent for work and look OK with tights and a dress of whatever. No enthusiasm at all I'm afraid for these!
(I've also got coral Office brogues that Pixie Lott has but I left these at work!!)
Back l-r: Office, New Look, Primark, River Island
Front l-r: Primark, Primark, Primark, Primark

On to boots now, as you can see I love a black ankle boot!!
Back l-r: Office, Office, Step in Style, Step in Style, Ugg
Front l-r: River Island, no idea these were just a random shop in Birmingham, New Look (please don't ask why I own cowboy boots!), New Look
Back l-r: Office, Topshop, Office
Front l-r: Office, Topshop

I don't really have many wedges, but I guess the ones I do have I wear quite a lot...
 l-r: New Look, Office, Forever21, River Island

Keeping on the heel theme, these are the heels I don't really wear very often, some of them are a bit lower and I wear these to work if I need to be a bit smarter, and the rest are just a bit old and I'm considering getting rid of them...
back l-r: Step in Style, New Look, Step in Style
Front l-r: New Look, New Look

Now comes the FIT section, my best heels that are all from Office except one!
 back l-r: Office, River Island
front l-r: Office, Office

Lastly is my black shoe boots, and I never realised quite how many pairs I had. Yes, they really do need to have their own section!
 back l-r: Marks & Spencers (yes, really!) Dorothy Perkins, New Look
front l-r: Office, New Look, Step in Style

So there we go, I've got over 70 pairs in total, that's so bad!! Maybe stay away from shoes for a while!


Saturday, 15 October 2011

My week in outfits....

Hey lovelies hope you're all well! I'm lucky to have a three day weekend this weekend, Mondays my birthday so I've got the day off and heading to Birmingham with my mum and dad to do a bit of shopping and have some lunch....hopefully there will be a birthday haul coming your way next week! 

Anyway I've got one of my usual OOTW posts for you...

This was just to work on Monday, I've bought so many of these skirts from H&M just recently as they're just so easy to wear.
Jacket & Shoes: River Island
Skirt, top: H&M
Watch: Asos
Tights & Necklace: Primark

 I popped out for some food with a couple of mates on Tuesday night and really didn't feel like dressing up so just opted for some chino's with my red converse, and my new favourite slogan top from TK Maxx...
Chino's: Vera Moda
Converse: Office
Top: TK Maxx
Watch: Oasis
Boys are heartless

This was just to go out for drinks with a friend on Thursday, I finally got to wear my new Topshop shoes I showed you here
Shoes & Necklaces: Topshop
Tights, black vest, ring: Primark
Jacket: H&M
Grey top: New Look

Another work outfit, again with one of my favourite stretch H&M skirts. I love the colour of this top but it's a bit of an odd length so thought it would do for work!
Top, tights: Primark
Watch: Asos
Skirt: H&M
Shoes: New Look (about 6 years ago!!)

I just threw this on today to I pop into town, I went to get my nails done and buy wine for when the girls come round tonight (wine, chinese & Xfactor...doesn't get much better than that really!!) I LOVE these jeans and I'm thinking of doing a 3 ways to wear post with them. 
Shoes: Converse at Office
Jeans: Primark
Necklace & Vest: Topshop
Handbag: River Island

 As I said, I had my nails done as an early birthday treat to myself. I always have gel nails done and always go for the natural ones so I can paint them weird and wonderful colours. I always ask for them short as well so I can get away with 3 weeks between getting them filled in. I go to Eden beauty and have Eva, who is amazing. I also have my eyebrows done by her so I highly recommend!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I'll hopefully see you next time with a birthday haul!!


Wednesday, 12 October 2011

My current obsessions....

A bit different to my monthly favourites, this has a bit of everything in it! The first one is my new coat from River Island. I wanted one of these last year but never got around to buying one. This year I wasn’t missing out. £50 from River Island.

Mememe lipstick in Pashmina Pink. I hate that it melts, but I love the smell, consistency, glossy finish, colour, staying power and packaging. Wearing this makes me feel 10x better.

Little Miracles: Perfect hangover cure, and great to keep me awake during the first couple of hours at work, which is always a struggle!!

Wearing two pairs of tights at once. OK this isn’t actually a new obsession as I’ve been doing it for years but now the weathers turning Baltic, I can’t get enough of how cosy my legs have been.

Office Mudslingers. No this isn’t my odd nickname for them, that’s their name. I bought these a couple of weeks before I left Office and I can honestly say they are the comfiest heels I’ve ever bought and non of my other going out shoes have had a look in. I’ve never once fallen over in them (which is a huge bonus as I tend to do this when I’ve had a wine or 5) and they’ve never ever rubbed or made my feet sore. I can walk all the way home in them after spending hours on the dancefloor. They are actually more comfortable than a lot of my flat every day shoes. And they look beautiful which is an added bonus.

Blanx toothpaste. Again not a new find, I’ve used this for AGES but I did kind of stop for a while (don’t know why) and noticed my teeth weren’t as pearly white anymore. So I’m re-acquainted with my old friend and can’t wait to be able to blind people with my smile. If you’ve never tried this, DO IT!

Ed Sheeran. No explanation needed. If you’re not sure what I’m on about, listen to this….

TV. Apart from getting hooked on the odd reality show, I’ve never been big into TV. But now, X Factor (I LOVE MARCUS, MISCHA, THE RISK AND CRAIG!!), TOWIE, Made in Chelsea, Educating Essex, Celebrity Juice, Goks Fashion Roadshow, Young Soldiers, Sandhurst, Strictly Come Dancing, 71 degrees North, the Bachelor, and the bloody rugby (love rugby, hate the early morning starts on a weekend!!) are taking over my life. Good job it’s winter and I’m man-less, gives me a good excuse to hibernate under my duvet on the sofa!!

What’s everyone else obsessed with right now?
And if it’s X Factor like me, who’s going to win?!?


Monday, 10 October 2011

This or that makeup tag...

Big love to the gorgeous Lucy over at lalalucy1000 (if you don't already follow, do it. now!) for tagging me to do this, I was just thinking I fancied getting a post done tonight bit it's too dark to take pictures when I get home!! Here goes...

Make Up

Blush or Bronzer? Bronzer is probably my most used even though my blush collection is HUGE so I'd have to say Bronzer. 
Lipgloss or Lipstick? Lipstick. I think my collection of 64 speaks for itself 
Eyeliner or Mascara? Mascara else I look like a mole that's just come into the daylight (weird image there...)
Foundation or Concealer? I've only really recently started using concealer so definitely foundation! 
Brushes or Sponges? Oh my life I remember when I used to buy those bags of triangle sponges ALL the time to apply my Miss Sporty foundation that was clearly four shades too dark for me. Oh to be 14 again! Anyway, sorry, brushes! 


Long or short? Long (but not my own because I can't grow them) but within reason. Long-ish and squared off at the end. 
Acrylic or Natural? Acrylic. Well gel but yea same thing. Can't wait to get mine done again on Saturday!
Brights or Darks? Both sorry I know that's cheating. If I had to pick I'd say dark though. Black, navy and grey are my most worn I think!
Flower or no flower? Non. Don't do floral at the best of times. Plain nails, except a bit of glitter every now and again!


Perfume or Body Splash? Perfume without a doubt. 
Lotion or Body Butter? Lotion, body butter takes me too much effort to rub in and I don't think my tan sits as well on it as it does on lotion. 
Body Wash or Soap? Body wash, soap gets messy!


Jeans or Sweat Pants? Not a huge fan of either to be honest but probably jeans
Long Sleeve or Short? Short, long sleeves irritate the hell out of me!
Dresses or Skirts? Erm tough one. Can I say shorts? No? OK probably dresses! 
Stripes or Plaid? Stripy, particularly black and white at the moment!
Flip Flops or Sandals? Oh god I hate both!! Trainers? No that's cheating again? OK flipflops!
Scarves or Hats? Scarves, but not big wooly ones, I like the big cotton square ones with weird patterns on like skulls or zebras! 
Studs or Dangly Earrings? Studs, dangly one's annoy me usually! Especially at work when I'm answering the phone all the time!
Cowboy Boots or Riding Boots? Riding boots. Don't have any (I don't suit long boots) but I quite fancy a pair of these for the winter with leggings and a big jumper. 
Jacket or Hoodie? Jacket. In leather. 


Curly or Straight? Curly!
Bun or Ponytail? I feel like a child with a pony tail! Big messy topknot wins this
Bobby Pins or Butterfly Clips? Don't think I've owned butterfly clips since I was 11! Bobby pins get used on a daily basis in my hair!
Hair Spray or Gel? Spray all the time! This is another of my weaknesses!
Long or Short? Long, I've been trying to grow mine forever but it's just stopped. 
Light Or Dark? I've never been anything other than dark (brunettes have more fun no matter what they say!) so definitely dark!
Side Swept bangs or Full Bangs? I love a full fringe but I don't think it suits me so I grew it out, now I don't have anything it's all kind of the same length, but I probably prefer me with side swept
Up or Down? Prefer down but due to being a lazy cow my most worn is up because I'd rather have a extra 15 minutes in bed in the morning!


Rain or Shine? Shine! Rain stresses me out! 
Summer or Winter? Summer for the good mood it puts people in, but winter for curling up on the sofa in front of the fire, and of course for Christmas!!
Fall or Spring? Fall/autumn because this is my favourite season to dress for!
Chocolate or Vanilla? As a scent, vanilla. To eat, chocolate!!

I tag you all, I want to read loads of these!!!


Sunday, 9 October 2011

New shoes....

Maybe not everyone's cup of tea but I've been lusting after these for ages. They'll literally go with everything, and despite my Topshop drama (if you follow me on twitter you'll know what I mean) I finally got them on Friday. And I thought they deserved a post all to themselves.