Tuesday, 24 February 2015

February Primark, New Look, Dorothy Perkins Haul ♥

I really wish I did these posts more often, in fact I think I'll start posting them again because I love a good nosy just as much as the rest of us do.
Last Friday I hopped on the train down to Nottingham to see my bestie, we live 2 hours away so we can't see each other as often as we want, instead we plan in advance which also gives us chance to plan a shopping trip too.
I'm trying to cut back on buying clothes this year, because saving for a house is my number one priority at the moment so that means I can't splurge every payday. instead I treat myself to one or two items which are practical and I know I will get a lot of wear out of.

Firstly was a trip to Primark - I could of spent a fortune in here, I'm loving stripes and slogan t-shirts at the minute and Primark have loads I need.

From left to right - | Black crop top - £2.50 | Gold heart necklace - £1.50 | Blue jeggings - £7.00 | Peep toe shoes - £6.00 | Striped t-shirt bra - £2.50 | Matching underwear - £1.70 | 80 denier black tights - £2.00 |

I bought this crop top because I thought it would be perfect to wear with a high waisted skater skirt come spring & summer, I bought a black and white polka dot one recently in the sale from Glamorous so now I have this crop top to wear with it.
 These jeggings are always my go to, I love Primark's jean range, they wash well and last for ages, plus for £7.00 you can buy every single colour.
I always buy these tan peep toe shoes every year too, they always sell out fast, I tried to hunt some down in my local Primark last year and they told me they had been discontinued.
They go with everything and I love the laser cut pattern.
I love these t-shirt bra sets too I find they fit really well, they do some really cute patterns in this range too and for the price you can easily update your underwear drawer.
Tights - well you always need a pair - and I picked this heart necklace up because it was so cute, I'm not really a big fan of gold but I made an exception.

Skater dress - £5.00

They bring these skater dresses out every year too and I always buy them, they are just so practical for every day wear.
I did buy a few more bits from Primark but I ended up taking them back because they didn't fit right.

I'll move along to New Look next, I seem to have bought a lot from here recently, they just seem to sell everything I'm after at the moment.


Red cropped t-shirt - £12.99 - Link

I picked this up because I loved the red colour, its quite summery and bright and I just thought it would go with everything - the material is polyester so it doesn't crease or loose shape.
I always pick tops up made out of polyester - it makes my ironing life easier.


Grey floral print t-shirt - £17.99 - Link

This is one of them tops that tend to look better on than they do on the hanger, its quite long so you could wear it with jeans or over leggings as a dress.
The pink flowers against the grey really works, I don't normally wear grey either.


Basic Striped Long Sleeved Top - £5.99

You can't go wrong with a basic long sleeved top, these are perfect for everyday casual wear and I love that you can throw them on over anything - I think I'll end up buying a few more of these.


Crocodile Texture Ankle Boots - £17.99

 I needed these boots as soon as I saw them, I don't normally go for a crocodile texture but it just seems to really work with these grey boots and I've had a few compliments already.
Whenever I do buy a new pair of boots, it is usually New Look I head too because they sell lots of really nice ones.


Scalloped hem t-shirts - £12.99 - Link.

I actually bought these last month but wanted to include them in this post anyway.
I only really paid for one, I ordered them when there was a glitch on the New Look website and it was £15.00 off a £15.00 spend but you had to spend over £20.00 to get free in store delivery, so I got both colours.
Pastels seem to be back again this year and I love the scallop edging on these.


Bambi pajamas - £15.00. 

Lastly moving onto Dorothy Perkins, I went into this shop because I had a £10.00 voucher to spend, I don't normally shop in Dorothy Perkins, their stuff is a bit hit and miss and too pricey for me but I did spot these cute Bambi Pajamas in the sale for £15.00, so I got them for £5.00 technically.
I love the bottoms, they have little bambi 's and butterflies on them.

I also bought few non related clothing items.


This hanging heart tea light holder was £1.00 in Poundland - I've hung it in my window - it has a long chain and a hook attached to the top of the heart.


My bestie picked me up these before I visited, she knew how much I love Care Bears - yes I know I'm 26 - so she got these footlet slippers in the Primark sale for £2.00 and this cute hanging butterfly which was £1.50 because well...I absolutely adore butterflies - thank you Rachel.


Finally, with the new Barry M nail polish launch I had to try one of the new quick dry nail polishes, the colour I got is crossed between a grey/lilac - they do dry faster than their other polishes - these are £3.99 each and I also picked up the plumpy top coat for £2.99 which leaves your nails very shiny - a bit like a gel manicure - if anyone wants a review - comment down below.

So that's my most recent haul this year!!
Have you bought any of these items too??

Monday, 16 February 2015

Feel Good February | Show Yourself Some Love ♥


February is usually the month you show your significant other how much you love them on "Valentines Day"
But I think we get a little bit too caught up with this and everyday life in general and we do forget to take a few minutes each day to show ourselves a bit of LOVE....
Daily we are constantly surrounded by images in magazines, television and social media sites that in our mind we think are "perfect" sometimes when I see these pictures I have them moments of self doubt like some of us do time to time, it's the all to familiar "I'm not pretty enough" or "I wish I had her body, job, life" it can be a vicious cycle of comparing ourselves to others.
But personally - and I'm guilty of this - we don't take time out in our busy everyday lives, to look in a mirror and say what we love about ourselves, instead of comparing.

As part of a campaign I was asked to participate in, I had to spend a few minutes each day looking in this *mirror - usually when I was doing my make up - and personally tell myself what I loved about me and why I thought I was awesome.
It meant giving myself a compliment daily which I do struggle with.


I'm quite an insecure person at times and I do find myself comparing myself to others a lot more than I should - I mean we are only human.
Personally I never mind a good selfie, when people do post them, my first conclusion isn't always to think that it's vanity related.
I think if you think you look good, or you feel great, tell people, its better to build each other up rather than tear each other down, sometimes we need to see that as the bigger picture.
Don't be ashamed of posting a photo if you think your make up, hair, or your outfit looks good that day, its okay to feel good about yourself and most of all give yourself a bit of self love.

This campaign made me realize that I should compliment myself more on a daily basis, even about things that I have achieved recently that I should be proud of, especially if others haven't given you recognition  for it.
Its not just telling yourself what you love about about yourself in terms of looks but the un- materialistic things too and why you think YOU are amazing.

One of the things I have done to help me this year was starting my "Happy Jar" you can read my post about that here.
Each day I write down a single thing that has made me happy, this has included a bit of self love and a compliment every now and again to remind me what I love about myself and my life.
At the end of the year I intend on reading all of these (all 365) of them.


So next time your scrolling through your social media sites or flicking through a magazine or your watching television and you start to get them familiar feelings of self doubt.
Stop them in their tracks and focus on the reasons why you love you and your life, take a few minutes each day to think about these things and start your day with some positivity.

Do you give yourself enough self love?

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Sweets For My Sweet | Valentines Day ♥


*Love Hearts Mini Jar - £8.00 - Retro Sweet - Link.

My favourite gift to receive is sweets or chocolate - nothing quite says I love you unless its sweet related.
I absolutely adore love hearts, I rekindled my love for them  again when I got given a retro sweet tin for Christmas, I love how fizzy they are - and the little phrases are so cute - I love picking ones out to give to Daz.

I had these packs of Love Hearts at my wedding in Cyprus, personalized with "Mr & Mrs Chadderton" and they were a hit with everyone, so they really reminded me of them too.

You an buy one of these jars from Retro - Sweet - they have a extensive range of of Valentines Day gifts, which can all be personalized to show your love and give that extra special touch - I know I'd be pretty happy receiving sweets for Valentines Day.

If you haven't heard of Retro Sweet before. they did used to be formally known as MysweetieJar.com back in 2011, they are well established and have been supply retailers such as TK Maxx for nearly 10 years, so they are  brand you may be familiar with.

Whether it's Valentines Day or a special occasion , Retro Sweet should be your go to for your sweetie needs.


Will you be hoping for sweeties this Valentines Day??

Sunday, 8 February 2015

My January Favourites ♥


I love reading these on my favourite blogs, and since its a new year and all I thought I too could introduce you to my monthly favourites each month.
Let me know if you enjoy reading this post - I'm hoping to stay on board and post one of these types of posts each month, bringing you my favourite beauty products, items of clothing, jewelry, books ect and hopefully inspire you in some way.

So here we go.


Benefit Cheeky Sweet Stop - £29.50 - Benefit - Link.

You will be quite shocked to know that I've rarely tried many benefit products, I think the price scares me a little bit sometimes because I don't want to feel like I've wasted my money if I buy something that is "hyped" about isn't really that good. Benefit products in the blogger world are "hyped" about a lot I think.
This cheeky sweet stop blush set was given to me as a gift by my best friend for Christmas and I can honestly say "where have you been all my life" this little tin has a blush for every season and the colours are just spot on.
I normally stick to the one blush all year round, I use a bronzer in the summer but that's been about it.
You can see that dandelion and CORALlista have been my go to's this month, I have loved using CORALista and adding a bit of dandelion right on the apples of my cheeks.
I will definitely purchase this tin again, the colours are all so pretty and the packaging is beyond adorable, meaning I can take it everywhere with me.


Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water - £3.33 - Boots - Link.

I first learned about this product through blogging and I bought a bottle a few months ago last year and I was so impressed, its now included in my everyday routine.
I use it at night to remove make up - it literally just melts everything away onto a cotton pad and leaves me with fresh skin - my skin has cleared up a lot since using this - and its a godsend after a night out, you can take your make up off without a mirror.
I also use it every morning too.
A bottle can last me around 3 months and its normally about £4.99 - Boots have a third off the price at the minute - so if you've been wanting to try a micellar cleansing water - this one by Garnier is fantastic.


Real Techniques Brushes - Nicks Picks Make Up Brush Set - £29.99 - Boots - Link & The Core Collection - £21.99 - Boots - Link.

I don't know where these brushes have been all my life either.
My husband bought me the Nick's Pick's Make- Up Brush Set for Christmas last year and I was addicted ever since, so much so I ended up treating myself to The Core Collection a few days later.
The Core Collection has made my life so much easier with each individual brush having its own unique job - the buffing brush is a fave of mine - and the eyeliner brush from the Nick's Pick's Collection is really good at helping me me add detail to my eyebrow's.
If your after a good quality make up brush set then these brushes should be your number one purchase.


Peacocks Handbag - £6.20 - Select Scarf - £2.00- bought in-store.

These were my monthly bargains, I was after a new black bag for everyday use and this one happened to be reduced from £15 too £8 in the sale at Peacocks and with a cheeky 20% staff discount on top I bought it for £6.20 - bargain -so it cost next to nothing and I got my new bag.
I also picked up this scarf in the Select sale, I'm still a huge fan of checked prints and this scarf was perfect to go with my work wear and this was reduced from £4.00 to £2.00 - I love the pink detail on it.


Paper Towns - John Green - Amazon - £3.85 - Link.

After reading The Fault In Our Stars in January last year and seeing the film, I couldn't wait to read this book, it will be out later this year as a film and with all films by John Green, I think I prefer to read the book first.
I'm almost finished with it and I will be happy to do a review if anyone wants me too.
The book has gripped me from the start and it has been hard to put down - John Green is a different author to someone I'd normally read but what I like about his stories is that they are all unique and different - his books have been hard to put down.

Soooo.... that's it for my January favourites - I hope you enjoyed this post and I will be back next month with my February favourites.

Friday, 6 February 2015

14 Unbelievable Marriage Proposals ♥

I was asked if I wanted to share this on my blog and I couldn't say no, I'm a true romantic at heart and if you are too then you will love watching some of these YOUTUBE video's below featuring some of the most romantic marriage proposals EVER.
My favourites have to be number 10 and 11 - try and watch some of these without crying.

View original version (via Two Little Fleas).

Which ones are your favourite??

The Book Of Daz | Valentines Day Gift Inspiration ♥

*The Book Of Everyone Valentines Edition - £19.50 - Link.

If your still looking for the perfect gift to buy your other half for Valentines Day, then here is a thoughtful and unique way of saying I Love You.
Buy him/her The Book Of Everyone Valentines Edition.
This isn't the first time I have ordered from this website, I actually ordered my grandad one of these books for Christmas just gone and he absolutely loved it and was blown away by the thoughtfulness.


I have taken a few photos of the inside the book that I will be giving to Daz this Valentines Day so you can have a sneak peek and it will also give you an idea of what the The Book Of Everyone Valentines Edition has inside.
My hubby is banned off my blog till the end of next week so he won't see this post.

The Book Of Everyone Valentines Edition is quite similar to the original Book Of Everyone, except a few pages have been changed so you can add your own personal touch especially for Valentines Day.
As well as that each book is filled with interesting facts, statistics and a look back in time to when they were born, you can also include your own personalised comments and photos - such as the baby photo of Daz in the photos above - he's going to kill me for using that picture. (thanks mother in law)
The book is available in 4 different editions - Digital - £7.50 - Softcover - £19.50 - Hardcover - £29.50 - Deluxe Edition - so there is an expense to suit everyone.

"What I love about this book is that it is personal to each individual and it is an original gift idea, every year I try and hunt down a one of a kind gift and this one happens to be one of my favourites at the minute and it will be a keepsake forever."

The people at The Book Of Everyone have recently added The Book Of Mum and The Book Of Dad especially for Mother Day & Fathers Day coming up I think they would be a fantastic gift to give this year.
If you are ordering one of these books for Valentines Day there are a few cut off dates to ensure you receive it on time.

Hardcover Books & Deluxe Versions need to be ordered by - Saturday 7th February before 3.00pm.
Softcover Books by - Tuesday the 10th February before 3.00pm.
Digital Books by - Saturday 14th February.

Also for free for Valentines Day, you can also make a personalized Love Heart - like the one below - spelling out your names to share on Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest, by clicking HERE.


Do you think this is a good gift idea for Valentines Day?
Will you be buying one?

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

The Body Shop: The Limited Edition Addictive Smoky Poppy Range: Perfect For Valentines Day ♥




Just in time for valentines day The Body Shop have released a new range "The Smoky Poppy Collection" perfect for a romantic night in and is The Body Shop's most seductive range ever.
There are lots of different products available in this collection which you can view on their website here - link.

I received the Smoky Poppy Seed Scrub - The Body Shop scrubs are one of my favourites from The 
Body Shop bath range, I love how soft your skin always feels after using them.
This scrub is the perfect product to use to leave skin ready for a romantic night, it removes all dead skin cells and has a very euphoric scent, containing real poppy seeds your skin gets a good massage and you smell amazing afterwards, next stop - a sensual massage.


I have actually already used The Smoky Poppy Body Massage Oil twice already and it really does help give an amazing massage, you know the feeling after a long day, there is nothing better than a good massage from someone else and this product helps deliver that, with hand harvested poppy extract from Turkey it conditions your skin leaving you both feeling completely relaxed - this product is perfect for couples -  so on Valentines Day treat each other both to a massage using this product and be ready to be seduced by the fresh poppy petal scent.


Lastly Valentines Day isn't complete without a red lipstick, this Lip & Cheek Velvet Stick doubles up as a cheek stain, with a matte finish, this lipstick lasts quite a long time on your lips, I'm a huge fan of matte lipsticks because I find they last longer on your lips.
There are a few colours to choose from in case red isn't your colour.
The packaging is so cute and I love that it doubles up as a cheek stain, it minimizes bag space meaning you can pop this in your bag for touch ups during the night if your going out for a romantic meal this Valentines Day.

Are you going to buy this new range??
It is a new favourite of mine and it smells amazing.

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