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Tuesday, 27 October 2009

A few bits for me...

Like with make-up, I have always been a little bit behind with fashion - I always find that I get there in the end but I just have to see it quite a bit on other people before I think, 'Yeah, I could wear that'! -weird I know :-)

Anyway, whilst I've been off, I did get a couple of items that I have been wanting for a while!

First up is a blazer - now this look has been around for quite a while I know and I finally found one that I like and wasn't too expensive! This was from New Look and cost £25. I decided that I didn't want a black blazer so took me a while to find a nice grey one that I liked but here it is...



The other thing that I bought was some new boots. Before my physio started, I had a day out with a very good friend Laura and whilst she was looking for some ankle boots, I saw these and decided that I just had to get them! Unfortunately, they didn't have my size in that store, so I had the lovely and very helpful shop assistant phone around so many shops and finally located some!




They are so comfy! I haven't worn anything else since I bought them! Becuase of my problems with my knee, I can't wear heels (but hopefully that will change once I'm sorted) so these are perfect! I love the colour of them and I love the buckle on the side!

As usual, I coudn't resist popping in to Accessorize - I honestly love this shop! My boyfriend tries so hard to walk us away from the shop lol! Anyway, whilst on my own, I decided to pop in and bought myself 2 necklaces that are so cute! One is a little clock and the other is a heart shape with a little bird image on it too!




Anyway, just a few things! Hope you like! Speak soon x x x

Friday, 23 October 2009

A little bit of a random post...

So this isn't to do with beauty or fashion but I really wanted to show you all something that I bought recently!

I was at a country fair (lol) and saw this on one of the stands and thought it was such a wicked idea that I had to get one for myself!



They are individual letters that they have found in places and I just thought it was such a novel idea!

If anyone is interested, the company is called Alphabet photography and you can input any word, and they even put them in frames if you want!

Anyway, just something different to post about! Hope you like!

X X

Haul :-)

Hi All,

Welcome to my new subscribers and thank you very much for subscribing!

I mentioned in my last post that I was off work for a couple of weeks having some physiotherapy and would be updating my blog, well I'm sorry, that didn't quite happen! The physio was a little more painful in my first week than I had expected so didn't really get to go out much :-(

But I did manage to get a few things, so here goes:

I popped into my local cco and picked up 2 MAC eyeshadows that I have been wanting for ages; Phloof and Honey Lust.



I am not very adventurous with my colour pallete, I used to be when I was younger and went out a lot more, but these days, I like to stick to neutrals and these colours are just gorgeous! (I did try and do some swatches for you but I'm not that great with the camera lol).

After reading Sabrina's blog about Maybelline's crystal rocks and how similar it was to MAC's bare necessity, I decided to give it a try so went out and got it! I have used a few times and so far so good. I'm one of these people who doesn't wear lipstick - for one, my lips are so dry, and for some reason I haven't found one that suits me yet-and trust me I've tried plenty!

I did a post a while back about my problem with dark circles under my eyes and how I have tried many products to try and cover them and thought I had found it with Benefit's erase paste. Don't get me wrong, I really like this product still, but after reading Zoe's blog post on the Gosh touch-up concealer.




I got it in number 2 and followed Zoe's tips and I love it! It works really well combined with the erase paste on the darker parts.

Another product which I purchased on the reccommendation of another blooger was the Botanics Face Soothing Cleansing Balm which was recommended by Gemma. I have been looking for ages to up my skin care routine-or actually start one! I've mentioned before that I am really lazy and this includes with my skin care routine! I have the whole 3 step Clinique cleansing range and have used it in the past with no problems, but I can never seem to get into a routine with things, so I have decided that now's the time to start! I was toying with the idea of trying the Liz Earle products, but rather than spend all of that money, I thought I'd give this a try first. I only bought it today so haven't used it yet but I will do a review on it after a couple of weeks use.



On a final note - I'm sure you've all seen the recent collaboration with Body Form and Jemma Kidd promoting the Eve Appeal which is a charity which raises funds for research into gynaecological cancers. When I heard about this, I thought it would be the perfect time to stock up so I have been checking every boots, superdrug, siansbury's basically anywhere I could think of that would sell them, but just couldn't find any of the promotional packs, until today! I was in my local boots and found 1 packet that had a lipgloss attached so I snapped it up! When I got to the till, I had an even better suprise - they currently have Body Form on offer at only £1 each! So if you're wanting to try the Jemma Kidd lipgloss, keep an eye out in boots! I have tried the lipgloss today, and I think I like it! It's a very nice colour (see below) but it's a little bit too sticky - I like sticky lipglosses because I find that they last longer, but I'm not sure if this is too sticky! 

 



Anyway, that's all from me for now.
Speak soon


x x





Thursday, 8 October 2009

All about me - TAG

Hey guys,

Well I saw this on someone else's blog and thought it would quite a good tag to do seeing as I'm new!

I wasn't officially tagged, but thought I'd go ahead and do it - feel free to do it yourself!

Vital Statistics
Me: Cat
Nicknames:
none really that have stuck, my middle name is Beverley so was called Bev throughout sixth form!
Birthday: 13th May
Place of Birth: North Wales
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Male or Female:
Female
Occupation:
Project Co-ordinator for a small children’s charity.
Residence: North Wales
Screen Name:
Beautynewbie86
Appearance
Hair Colour: Blonde
Hair Length: shoulder length ish but want it longer!
Eye colour:
Blue
Best Feature:
Height:
5ft 6
Braces?:
Nope – I’m petrified of the dentist so haven’t been for around 6 years but never needed them
Glasses?:
When I was in high school but don’t need them anymore
Piercing:
just my ears – too much of a wimp to have anything else done
Tattoos:
too much of a wimp for needles
Righty or Lefty:
Right

Your 'Firsts'
First best friend: Emma – we’ve been best friends since we were 2 and went through primary and secondary together and lived in the same village and she still remains my best friend!
First Award:
 The first one I remember was in my final year of primary and it was the head teachers award – geeky I know!
First Sport You Joined: I started ballet but was asked to leave as I wasn’t graceful enough lol so went to karate
First Real Vacation:
Tenerife
First Concert: Westlife – completely sad I know but I still absolutely love them!
First Love:
One of my best friends brother and honestly, I have been in love (still am) with him since I was 3 years old – I don’t think it will ever die lol!

Favourites
Movie: Haven’t really got a favourite but I do love any kind of chick flicks and anything that will make me cry-I love a tearjerker!
TV Show: Too many to choose from – any American teen drama!
Colours: 
make-up wise nudes! With anything else I love the colour red!
Song:
haven’t really got one to be honest!
Candy: I’m more of a savoury person but I do love Cadbury’s tasters – pure chocolate Cadbury’s chocolate balls!
Restaurant: haven’t got one but love cosy pub restaurants!
Store: right now it seems to be h&m or primark – I just don’t think you can beat the place!
School: Loved 6th form – happiest time of my life so far!
Book: Louise Bagshawe - Tuesday's Child
Magazine:
 Company
Shoes: my sex and the city silver heels – look just like a pair Carrie would wear, but can’t wear them anymore because of my knee :-(


Currently
Feeling: very achy – had to do quite a bit of driving (which I shouldn’t have really) and now my knee hurts a lot!
Single or Taken:
Taken – been with the boyf for 5 ½ years so far!
Eating:
Just had a mega chilli for dinner
Typing: This blog
Online:
Yup
Listening To:
Jamie Oliver
Thinking About: bed

Wanting:
plenty of sleep!!
Watching: Jamie Oliver – Jamie’s American Road Trup
Wearing:
pj’s and my new fluffy dressing gown!

Future
Want Children?: No – really don’t want them, haven’t got any time for them to be honest!
Want to be Married:
OH YES – I have been planning the wedding since I was 10 lol.
Careers in Mind:
Events/wedding planner maybe
Where do you want to live?:
Not really sure – sometime want to live in a city, but I actually live in a pretty good place – beach on the doorstep (literally) and the countryside a mile up the road and then cities less than an hours’ drive so can’t really complain!

Have you ever..
Kissed a Stranger: Yup
Had Alcohol:
Indeed
Smoked: 
Nope – I’m extremely anti smoking!
Ran Away From Home:
tried to
Broken a bone: Nope
Got an X-ray:
quite a few
Broken Someone's Heart:
Unfortunately yes
Broke Up With Someone: 
I have
Cried When Someone Died:
Yes many many times
Cried At School:
many many times – I cry very easily so this wouldn’t have been a difficult task!

Do You Believe In..
God: Not at all!
Miracles:
Not really – I think we all control what we do!
Love At First sight:
Yup!
Ghosts:
Nope
Aliens:
Nope
Soul Mates:
Yes
Heaven:
I would like to think that there is somewhere we go afterwards, but not entirely sure where I think that is!
Hell:
would like to think that those people who do horrible things in this life don’t get to ruin where we go afterwards
Kissing on The First Date:
Depends on the date
Yourself:
most the time!

Am planning on doing some shopping this weekend so I'm hoping there will be some haul posts coming soon - tra for now x x 


Wednesday, 7 October 2009

It's been a while...

Well first I want to say a big hello to all my knew subscribers - thank you so much for following me!!

It's beena  while since my last post but I have been so busy recently (no excuse really) I just haven't had time! But, I am taking a few weeks off work after Friday as I start physio so will be working hard on that so I will have plenty of time to focus on this and I'm sure there will be plenty of posts to come!

Hopefully you'll continue to follow and I'll be writing soon

Tra for now x x x