Sunday, 28 October 2012

Weekend #43

Saturday: Today was a pretty mundane day, I'm making the most of weekends at home right now because one November is here, I seem to be busy pretty much all the time so today was a day to give the car a bath (boy was it in need of it) and potter runs the garden before the ring weather sets in for winter!
The evening was taken up by a box full of take-away (we ordered so much that a bag just wouldn't cut it) for my little bro's 15th birthday-his birthday was actually on Wednesday but we spent that evening watching Michael McIntyre who was so so funny!

Sunday: An extra hour in bed-who can argue with that before getting ready for a girlie day out with the lovely Roisin! We went & said hello to my little pupstars before heading in to Chester for a Primark hit & some yummy yummy food! It was so lovely to catch up.
I'm now tucked up at home with a cuppa in my new Minnie Mouse onesie (a la Corrie)-Perfect!

Saturday, 27 October 2012

I love a good mini

I do - I love miniatures of products, I hope I'm not the only one? I have no idea what it is about them, but whenever there's a mini version of something I use/like then it's got to be mine!

Instyle magazine last month had Benefit mini freebies - either a Benetint, Cha Cha Tint or Sunbeam (4ml) and I was most definitely an eager beaver at my local tesco when the new edition was out ready to get my grubby little mitts on them - and just to top it off, Instyle was on offer in Tesco so it was only £2.50 rather than £3.80 (bargain alert)!

I didn't bother with the benetint - I already have one and to be honest, don't use it that much, but Cha Cha tint and Sunbeam were musts for me-I've been dying to try them for ages and what better way to do than shell out a fortune on the full size versions!

I love the cha cha tint - what's not to love about all things coral and it's very much a welcome addition my mini's collection! I'm still working with sunbeam-not sure about it just yet (I think I may of overdone it when I first used it so will give it another go)!

My little benefit mini collection - I also have back-ups of all these too :)

Do you collect miniatures too? Let me know if you've managed to get one too and if you like them!

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Weekend #42

My very late weekend update (sorry)!

Friday: It was a rock n roll Friday evening for me – the other half tricked me and said we could have chippy dinner (brilliant I thought) but followed it with ‘as long as we finish the decorating’. Ah well you can’t win them all! So that was my Friday evening, dressed up in old joggers and a very old BCM promotional t-shirt with paint everywhere (I would definitely not make a good painter/decorator)!

Saturday: A very relaxed morning/afternoon puppy sitting – it tends to occupy at least one day a weekend these days but they’re so adorable, I can’t resist!
The evening was spent celebrating a friend’s 30th birthday - this is the first 30th in the group (I still have a few years yet to get to that milestone) so we had lots of yummy food and lots of drink!

Sunday: A slight bad head this morning (the after effects of cheap wine I guess) but it was up and out to hit the shops for some home shopping (actually my favourite kind of shopping to be honest. I love interior shopping) with a quick pit-stop at McDonald’s for my hangover cure!

All in all it was a pretty good weekend – very much looking forward to a much more chilled out weekend next week!

Hope you all had fun too!

Friday, 19 October 2012


I am bad at receiving surprises – my other half doesn’t usually get the chance to go out and pick something on his own for me because I’ve usually got a list as long as my arm of lusted after items (who doesn’t) but I know that many men struggle with what to buy that special someone.

I was contacted by about a great new site that they have and was really drawn in by it and the concept behind it. Basically it’s:

A brand new, online gift-giving experience that helps guys finally get it right with gifts for their special ladies, AskHerFriends uses social media to rally together those who know her best and turns them into his own personal team of advisers. It’s simple –he signs up, chooses from a wide variety of gifts and experiences on offer and puts them onto his Advice List, which is then sent via e-mail or Facebook to her friends. They can then rate and comment on his choices, thereby deciding which of them she will love the most. He has the confidence that she’ll love what he has chosen and she’s delighted with her new gift.

One of the things I really liked on the website was the Idea’s map and decided to test it out on my other half and see what came out and I was rather surprised, it was a pretty good representation of me and what I would love to receive!

The site caters for all budgets from anything below £10 up to over £250 which I think is great (no-one is left out) and has a great range of companies that they’ve included too!

I would definitely go and have a nosey and what’s on offer there, and with Christmas fast approaching, what better time than now to pop this under your other halves nose!

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Weekend #41

How was your weekend? I hope you all had a good one-mine went something like this...

Friday: A sneaky trip in to town to pick up my sparkly new iPhone 5 (you really don't understand how excited I was to pick the little thing up)! Then it was off to work for a half day before heading on down South for an evening in with one of my besties who has just announced she's expecting her first little baba! This will be the 2nd baby in our group and it's all rather exciting (I'm not so secretly hoping for a girl this time round)!

Saturday: Up early to head over to Bristol (our Uni years) for one of the other girls hen party. We started off with lunch and cocktail makings, followed by karaoke, then drinking and dancing! We had a fantastic night out- I actually enjoyed my night out in Bristol for a change (I wasn't a particular fan of Bristol whilst I was there for Uni)! The evening finished like every night out should with cheesy chips-perfect!

Sunday: A bit of a lazy one today-everyone was a bit sensitive after last night (always a bonus of being a non-drinker) so it was a chilled out morning before heading back on the journey home (the long journey).

All in all it was a good one - topped off with a Monday off work to just chill out at home!

I hope you all had just as much fun as I did this weekend whatever you got up to!

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

What's in my bag - Updated

‘What’s in my bag’ – who doesn't love one of these. I for one am a nosey little madam and love seeing other peoples posts on this so I thought why not (and I've seen they’re doing the rounds recently so figured I would jump on the bandwagon)!

So, on to my bag – isn't it lovely? I’m sure you've seen it around, but it’s a Primark special (it’s very recent so you may still be able to get your mitts on it too). I love big bags, the bigger the better I say! I bought this because my previous bag was falling to pieces and because the bf said it was too big and had to get rid of it, so I did and got a bigger bag – that’ll teach him to tell me to get a smaller bag!

On to its contents, and there’s quite a bit. I’m not the only girl surely who carries around her life in her handbag, am I? I’m known as the girl that carries a bag inside a bag inside a bag – please tell me someone else has one of these too?

First of all I have these bits & bobs floating around - my purse, camera, sunglasses, my scarf and my lovely Raadley bag (in Wales they charge you for shopping bags now, even clothes shopping so I always carry a bag).

In the main compartment of the bag I have another little bag (I sound mental with all these bags) which has some essentials as you can see.This is fantastic for keeping my bag organised – it has lots of little compartments so I know exactly where something is (except for the few occasions where I just throw it back in my bag and don’t actually put it in its rightful place)!

Below is the contents of the little bag - the minnie bag has a few make-up essentials, my model mirror etc. 

And finally, my ipad-since getting this little thing I haven't let go (pretty sad I know and I'm sure I'll get bored soon, but not just yet)!

Well I hope you enjoyed having a peek inside my bag - it's a whole lotta stuff to carry around! What's inside yours I wonder? 

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Weekend #40

I haven't done one of these in quite some time so I thought I'd get back in to the swing of things and get one up! So here goes...

Friday: Finished work early to go and get my nails prettified! As I'm sure you're aware by now, I get my nails done with bio-sculpture (another version of shellac and all that) and as we're now in to Autumn, I had my trusty old grey colour which I totally adore! I went for something a little bit different this month - as October is Breast Cancer's Action Month, I decided to show my support and 'paint my pinky pink'! My nanna has just been diagnosed with breast cancer so it's most definietly more in my mind right now! BCC have teamed up with Nails Inc to create an exclusive Breast Cancer pink nail varnish which is absolutely stunning! Will you be 'painting your pinky pink'?

Saturday: I was going to spend this weekend doing absolutely nothing - I mean really laze about, stay in my pj's and watch absolute rubbish on tv, but alas, it was not to be! Since living together for the past 2 years, the bf and I have pretty much decorated nearly every room in our house bar the conservatory and after having a week off, the bf decided to tackle it this week leaving me to do nothing but join in this weekend - couldn't really say no after all his hard work! I've put in a few pics which show the progress - I may put up some more once it's completely finished but we're thinking nautical (even getting a ships wheel to feature on the wall)!

As you can see-the walls were covered in wood (sauna style) so we're popping up plaster board along one wall and then painting the rest to cover the yucky brown stain!

Saturday night was spent watching X factor (which I was so unimpressed with) and eating my weight in indian (which is a lot right now)!

Sunday: Another day in the conservatory - the damn wood stain needs quite a few coats to cover! I did manage to squeeze in a quick visit to see the pups!

Baxter; Maisy; Mummy Fudge, Maisy & Baxter

I'm ending the weekend with a pounding headache, sore throat and a mega busy week ahead - typical!

I hope you've all enjoyed your weekend and are looking forward to the week ahead!

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Achats pharmacie fran├žaise

I couldn't go to France and not visit one of the pharmacies, and much to the bf's despair, that actually turned in to many pharmacies - they are everywhere! I became a little obsessed with spotting them, and as they are everywhere, it turned a little annoying!

To be honest, I wasn't very well organised and didn't have a plan of what I wanted to pick up-having sensitive skin, I am always a little weary of new skincare products so stuck to what I know and opted for these:

Well, I couldn't well go to France and not pick up some Bioderma lets face it! I've been using bioderma for a while now and like most others, absolutely love it! I really don't know where I would be without it and can't even remember what I did before it. (I love the little bottle and took me quite a few pharmacies to find this but I was determined).

I also picked up the Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre after a few suggested it was a must - I haven't yet given it a go, but will be sure to let you know when I do! 

What are your favourite french skincare products?