Saturday, 31 March 2012

Miners Spring/Summer Collection ♥


I was sent these gorgeous new Spring/Summer nail varnish colours by Miners,
to review for you on my blog,
Some of you may know this brand well, this is a brand i have used for a long time, since I was in secondary school in fact.
I always had a pink eyeshadow i used to use at school which I always got told to wash off.
"Those were the days"

Anyway I'm writing this post to show you these colours which are perfect for this Spring and Summers Pastel and Neon trend, which you can work in your own unique way.
These polishes only need two coats and the colours are vibrant and quick drying and quite durable,
My polishes tend to chip easily but these are quite hard wearing compared to my Barry M nail paints I also love using, so these nail polishes get extra points for that.

They retail at £2.99 each and available from you local pharmacy you can see if your local pharmacy stocks Miners Cosmetics here,
or alternatively you can purchase from their website here

Here are all the colours in the Spring & Summer collection,

MANGO TANGO


KEEPIN' IT TEAL


SUNNY SIDE UP


MARSHMALLOW


JEZEBEL


These are the 5 colours in this new collection and i love every single one of them.
Keepin' It Teal & Sunny Side up are my favourites,
I love how shiny and pigmented the colours are.

What do you think of these nail paints??
Have you ever used Miner Cosmetics before?
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Thursday, 29 March 2012

In The Post ♥

Sorry about my lack of blogging, I've been so busy with lots of things recently,
But I thought I'd take a half hour break from that to pop back on here and have a good catch up,
These are the lovely surprises I've had in the post for me this week off the postman,

I won a Celebrity Looks competition from Desire Clothing Facebook page,
You had to enter by picking a celebrity inspired outfit and tell them why you loved it.
I picked Pixie Lott as I love that lady and her style,
The inspired outfit was this gorgeous bralet which will look lovely this spring and summer with some high waisted shorts.
Thank you Desire Clothing :)

I also happened to receive the BRAND NEW Spring/Summer nail collection from Miners Cosmetics to review for you lovely ladies,
Post to follow on that, the colours are gorgeous.

Anyway this was just a quick post to say I'll be back soon :)
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Saturday, 17 March 2012

Vinatge Shop Purchases This Week ♥

So I've been lucky to come across a few gorgeous buys this week while out and about,
Today I picked up this burnt orange play suit for only £2 originally Primark,
It jumped off the rail as soon as i stepped in, normally something catches my eye straight away,
I knew I already had a black waist belt at home so knew it would go nicely with that, along with some chunky beads, 
I love the scallop edges, it gives it a bit of a twist,
I thought it would be perfect for the summer time or holidays.

Sorry for the dopey smile, i never know how to pose and i need a better digital camera,
As its not like a normal clothes shop, you have to also have a good search individually through clothes to find something, as some nice tops do have a habit of hiding away, as everything is individual.

This is what I like most as i never know what I'm going to come across.
It also helps if you go in with an idea of what your after, you'll find what your looking for more easier, like I have done this week.

This happened while I was searching for some pretty new shoes,
I went to about 6 shops, and found these floral ballets pumps (Primark again) for £2.50
I have a rule, I will only buy something if its new (especially shoes) and items of clothing,
If its been worn the once you can get away with that, but I will wash it before wear,
The one thing that puts people off shopping in charity shops is that fact some clothes have been worn, Some people do get rid of things that still have tags on them, you'll be surprised.

I picked up this New Look body con stripe top for £4.00 brand new with tags the same time as the shoes, tops like this are perfect for normal everyday wear with leggings or jeggings, and it has cute bow detail at the back.

I picked these up today also for 50p each, 
I love butterflies so I'm instantly drawn to anything with a butterfly on, and this necklace is really pretty,
I'm a new Michael McIntyre fan after watching him on the tele a few times, he's really funny,
Cecelia Ahern is a favorite Author of mine and this is a book i've wanted to read for a while.

What do you think of my purchases??
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Sunday, 11 March 2012

10 Gorgeous Ballet Pumps £10.00 & Under ♥

Springs almost here, the clocks go forward in a few weeks, we're all going to have to ditch our boots to the back of the wardrobe and swap them for some lovely spring flats, 
The bargainista I am, I love a purse friendly price's which also equals gorgeous feet.
These are my 10 top picks all £10.00 and under,



1. Pink Shoes - H&M - £9.99
2. Broderie Bow Ballerina Pumps - New Look - £9.99
3. Leopard Print Peep-toe Shoes - George @ Asda - £10.00
4. Crochet Bow Detail Ballet - Matalan - £10.00
5. Cream Lace Ballerina Shoes - New Look - £9.99
6. Mint Cream Ballerina - H&M - £7.99
7. Pastel Yellow Pumps - New Look - £7.99
8. Floral Pumps - H&M - £7.99
9. Beige Pumps - H&M - £9.99
10. Navy Peep Toe Espadrilles - Select - £7.00


My favourite ones have to be the pastel coloured pumps and with the amazing prices its going to be a little hard not to get these all the colours available.

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Friday, 9 March 2012

How I Store My Jewelry ♥

I just wanted to show you my latest edition to my room,
I feel sorry for my fiance, I've taken over our bedroom.
I have so much jewelry, this isn't even half of what i own, but I like my favorite pieces on display so I don't forget all about them, which can happen when you store your jewelry away in draws like i do,

So i bought this little handy jewelry organizer off ebay,
For about £9.50 in a gorge pale pink, it fits right in with my vintage theme I have going in my room, I love the vintage look,
You hang it up on your wall, there's separate little hanger for earring, bracelets and necklaces, with vintage writing for each row.
I've also added my favourite flower clips on the side to decorate it a little bit,




Can you tell I love butterflies??


How do you girls store your jewelry??
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Thursday, 8 March 2012

Five Top Rated Buys For A Bargain Price.

Here are my top 5 BEST RATED BEAUTY BARGAINS that everyone can afford by me,

The Shampoo/Conditioner - A new addition to my bathroom is this salon brand - Toni & Guy - I bought this from my local Home Bargains/ Quality Save, whichever you like to call it for £2.00 - A snip on the £4.99 retail price.
I bought the Shine Enhance Conditioner, they do quite a few different types for your hair, 
If you have longer locks that you want to add a shine to, this is excellent, and smells just like the shampoo they wash your hair with in the salon,
Its not got a thick consistency, thicker conditioners tend to make hair greasy and heavy.
It leaves your hair super shiny, knot free and smelling lush,
 If you have coloured hair like me, you don't necessarily have to use a colour conditioner, my colour still stays pretty vibrant after a month.


My Tip - I scrimp on shampoo's most of the time as its just for washing out grease and dirt build up,
Big brands don't mean a thing to me, 
 Alberto Balsam is a fantastic natural brand and for 99p its a big bottle that will last a while, 
I always buy the right hair type for my hair,
 I splurge a little bit more on conditioner, as its the finishing product, and a few extra pounds will show on your hair,  
Aussie is also a favourite of mine, "The Three Minute Miracle" is amazing for your ends,
at £4.00 a bottle, it will last months for the most important part of your hair, the ENDS




The Mascara - Rimmel Scandal Eyes Mascara -  My favourite Mascara ever YET, and I don't say that about every item I own, I've currently bought about 3 of these, they last me about 2 months at a time, even if its going gloopy, do not buy a new one yet, just pop it in your fridge for a while.
Its got this huge bristle brush which is great for wide eyes and it last all day.
For the price of £6.99 it is a little pricey but half that a month, that's £2.99 a month, and it does work, alot of mascara's claim they do the same thing but this does work, some people hate the big bristly brush as its hard to reach corners, but use the very tip and drag it upwards.

Top Tip - When applying two coats, wait at least a minute before applying the second coat, i always find when its almost dry you and you apply the second coat you get a better false lase look and its still wet enough to come through your lashes without clumping them together.


The Face Mask - An important part of my weekly routine, preferably at the weekend.
I've recently discovered self heating masks,
Montagne Jeunesse do a tottle (they call it) - called the  
Sensuous Spice Self Heating Face Masque,
Unlike most masks which you have to cleanse before use with warm water to open your pores, 
This mask is warm on your skin as soon as it touches your face, drawing out impurities, as well as cleansing at the same time, perfect if your lazy like me, and the warming sensation is one of the strangest but nice feelings ever.
A bottle of this costs you £4.99 and you get 10 applications - that's 2 months for £2.50 a month
and it leaves your skin incredibly soft.

My Tip - If you do buy the peel off/cream masks only use half the packet, i used to use a full packet at a time but if used carefully, you can get two applications out of it, store in the fridge folded up to keep fresh and when your apply a week later its lovely and cold.


The Moisturiser - There is only one brand I can not live without,
Simple, Kind To Skin Hydrating Light Moisturiser - No colourings or harse chemicals its all natural.
If you have oily skin like I do, this stuff keeps shine at bay all days, its incredible,
It can be pricey in boots or Superdrug, at £3.79. do what I do, head to your local Quality Save/ Home Bargains, its a bargain £1.99, used morning and night daily will get you by for at least two months, it absorbs quick and moisturises all day long,
No shiny face after application and it has no smell.

My Tip - I always cleanse my face in the morning with hot water, dab my face with a towel, and when its dry a minute later, i apply my moisturiser, you want to apply it while your pores are still open, straight after your shower is another great option, moisturisers are important, they hydrate your skin and keep you looking younger for longer.


The Spot/Blemish Zapper - Sudercreme, I will always have this as my favourite skin healer for anything, i use it on cuts, scratches and spots, you will notice a difference overnight when you put this on your face.
Its a snip at £1.99 and will last you ages,
Its fantastic at getting rid of spots and helping them to heal quicker.
They do perfect handy sizes (above) to pop in your bag which are perfect to take on holiday with you, excellent for mozi bites on, when i got bitten about 50 times (not lieing

My Tip - As unattractive as this sounds i pop a dab on the area I want to heal but i don't rub it in completely, you may look like a mini dot to dot depending on how many spots its you have but it does work, this is before bed by the way, NOT during the day.


These are all my favourite monthly bargains that right now I can not live without, its always nice having a favourite and using a brand you know and can trust.


Do you girls use any of the same products as me or have any of your own bargain recommendations?

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Friday, 2 March 2012

Hair Inspiration: The Messy Side Bun ♥



So while I was looking through various new hairstyles I would love to try and also share with you,
I came across this one and loved it,
The Messy Side Bun,
This updo took me about 15 minute to perfect, but its a great updo for casual during the day and can take you to the evening, as it does look classy and simple.

Kate from Dolly Bow Bow has uploaded a tutorial for a messy side bun which I love, i always wander how some girls get there hair to look so effortlessly nice,

 But once you see how its done, its a style that you can always remember :)

Her blog Dolly Bow Bow is a mixture of Fashion/Review related posts,
I'd recommend her a follow, she's already a new favourite blogger of mine,

Here is the tutorial to recreate the look,



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Happy Blog Birthday & Giveaway Winners ♥

Today is officially a year since I started blogging,


 I want to keep blogging for my readers as I love hearing all your feedback,
 My poll on my sidebar told me the top 3 posts that you ladies wanted to see more off out of the 8 choices,

Video blogs - Are something new I will start this year and actually introduce you girls and guys to the girl behind the blog :)
More beauty product reviews - I will try and review more products I use for you ladies, 
My beauty is on a budget so rather than reviewing items not everyone can afford I'll review purse friendly buys,
More Hair & Beauty Tutorials - I have been listening to this and have started a regular feature which I'll be aiming to do more often called Hair Inspiration, I like experimenting with lots of styles and I want to share my favourite with you girls, and hopefully inspire you, and the same goes with beauty tutorials.


I will also announce the blog birthday giveaway winner,


The lucky lady who won the Models Own £15.00 Voucher is.....

Drum Role Please,

Entry 267

Abbie Jones

I will email you shortly Abbie for details on how to claim your prize,

Congratulations,

If it was possible I'd give all you lovely ladies a prize individually for following my blog, or being a follower for the first year I've been blogging,

Your comments always make my day and cheer me right up and through blogger I've met 3 lovely ladies who I've been friends with for almost a year :) 
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Thursday, 1 March 2012

New Season, New Wardrobe ♥

Its the first of March and I'm sure you've all noticed that the suns out shining and i can feel summer on its way, I'm a little giddy, its making me think of gorgeous summer dresses, BBQ'S and days out, I know its not summer yet but with the sun shining and the lovely weather today,
Spring has definitely showed its face rather early,
Even my bunnies got there first day outside in the sun this year, they loved it.
Anyway I thought I'd share with you my little haul from the sales this week, I've spent a total of about £35 which is good if your saving but still want to treat yourself now and again.

Victoria from Victoria's Vintage blog has a gorge blog and always has the latest discounts and offers,  which I love,
She's always inspiring m to buy things, anyway today she posted a post where you can get £5.00 off your order at H&M as well as 10% and free delivery, which was an amazing deal, click here to view her blog and get the codes, and give her a follow,
 I used my brain and made two separate orders to get the most out of this fab offer, one to my dads address and got my fiance to buy me the other half and get it delivered to him :)

These are what i purchased, there were a few items I'd had my eye on as well as my wish list from last week,
I spent roughly about £12.00 on all items with discounts and 10% off :)

1. Stripy Dress - £7.99
2. Feather Earrings £2.99
3. Dress £1.99
4. Ballet Pumps In Powder - £7.99
5. 4 Pack Bracelets - £1.49
6. 100 D Tights - £3.99

I also decided my underwear draw need a spring clean also,
New look are having a sale at the minute, I snapped these up online for under £25.00, some are sold out online but I'm sure they will have stock left in your local New Look,
New looks range of underwear is excellent quality and good fitting bra wise, although i notice sometimes the bottoms are either two big or two small which can be a pain, I'd order a size up if they look fitted, and keep your original size if its loose fitted.


1. Blue Floral T-shirt Bra - £3.00
Floral Briefs - £2.99
2. Coral Lace Bra - £5.00
Briefs - £2.00
3. Lace Trim Pink Balconette Bra - £5.00
Briefs - £2.00
4. Contrast T-shirt Bra - £3.00
Lace Brazilian Brief - £2.99

Has anyone else used this fab H&M discount code or bought anything in the sales recently??


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