Sunday, 12 September 2010

Hair Envy

Recently, I've been quite the self hater, disliking pretty much all elements of myself from my hair to my weight, my skin, the fact I'm unable to not..for lack of a better word fuck up a good relationship, so I've decided I'm only allowed to have one serious hate, and at the moment, that shall be my hair.

Now, me and my hair have a real love-hate relationship, I wanted to be blonde, my hair didn't want to co-operate...and resulted in a kind of yellowy-blonde mess (I tried to find a picture but it's really for the best those don't see the light of day...) an attempt at medium brown resulted in black hair with some odd gingery blonde bits in it, and after various changes between varying shades of brown and several returns to black, here we are

a short blackish brown colour with brown-blonde roots, which are much lighter than this photo, which was taken about a week ago, and nope, I've not chopped all my hair off since my last photo, it's the joy of clip in hair extensions.

Now the major down fall of clip in hair extensions is that they can fall out, generally you've just bought them they go ratty quite quickly and tangle by the end of the day which are awful to take out and tangle into your own hair! after a few months, they need replacing again, and without buying some which are pretty expensive (£70!) so if you need to replace those about 4 times a year, it's gets pretty pricey for something which is always raved about as a cheap solution to short or flat hair and I think that maybe for adding volume, clip in's might be great, but for length, not so much. With my hair at the length it is now, I feel quite uncomfortable with myself, I feel very unfeminine, now some girls carry off short and shorter hair with ease and look beautiful, but for me it really doesn't work and I feel very ugly! 

So, the next logical step is 'permanent' hair extensions, at the moment I'm deciding between the brand name systems of Cinderella or Great Lengths extensions, or going for a slightly cheaper option which I have herd is very good,but I do assume that the brands are famous and the first pick of many people, for a reason! (although being a make up lover I do know it's not always the case) So, at the moment I'm having serious hair envy of these girls

Google Images - thanks!
Ignoring the colours, I love the length of all these beautiful ladies hair!

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Little Update

As alot of you will know, today was GCSE Results day...the day we spend 11 years building up too and was out of our hands months ago.

In the end, I got 4 B's, a C ad one A*!!!

Monday, 23 August 2010


I've decided I'm going to do a give away once I reach say...30 followers? So tomorrow I'm going out to get prizes!

Are there any items you'd love to win girls?

Sunday, 15 August 2010

Loosing Weight

loosing weight is the most common new years resolution ever, and like loads of other people, I made it again this year and it's now august, guess what? it's not happened.
I'm a stress and emotional eater, and add in having depression and GCSE's, that's a recipe for getting fat. After trying on a lovely pair of jeans two or three days ago, I decided it's time I really really loose weight, I've tried before buy going on a low calorie diet and increasing exercise but nothings ever stuck.

So, tomorrow early I'm going to boots and joining the 'Tony Ferguson Weight Loss Program' and hoping for the best, wish me luck.

I'll update next Monday with how it's gone, if I've lost any weight etc, but I'm not 100% sure I'll be sharing my weight, maybe at the end of this once I've lost a substantial amount of weight I'll show a number and a picture. I'm also going to be combining it with 3 exercise classes a week and increasing my walks with the dogs.

Have any of you struggled to loose weight? if so what did you/are you doing to help? 

PS here's a picture of what I'm aiming for

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

July Faves

I cannot believe that the months gone by already! I'm still sat here in Florida, I get back on the 5th of august at about 7am so by the time we've driven back up it'll be 10AM, then mission up to Blyth to collection Blake from his holiday home, which he most likely will not want to leave, and the to the kennel to collection her ladyship and bring her home, who will most likely be moody! by the time I get home, it's going to be coming up for 1pm! I'll have been up for 25 hours and about to die of exhaustion so that isn't going to be pleasant.

But, I will be posting up a haul of the things I got, and so far I've got quite alot of stuff, including some lovely older limited edition MAC, but anyway, on to the faves!

Laura Mercier Mineral Powder in Soft Porcelain - I'm in love with this product, it makes my skin look almost flawless and soft, it doesn't look powdery or too matte but just lovely! only problem is that it can make my huge pores stand out a bit more but with a good primer that is no issue

Illamasqua Katie - This gives me the perfect doll like cheeks over the Laura Mercier Powder, it offers natural looking colour and even though it's matte it's got something about it that makes me look healthy. Also like all Illamasqua blushes, it smells amazing!

Sleek Pout Polish in Pink Cadillac - I'm in love with this, it's moisturising, smells and tastes good, the colour is just enough to make your lips look pinky and nice without being too much, it looks pretty and girly, and has become a staple in my quick make up routine.

MAC Feline Eye Kohl - The famous 'blackest black' eye pencil, this month I've really been into just applying a medium-thick line of pencil and smudging it out with the 219 brush to give my lashes a bit more definition.

Sonia Kashuk Domed Multi Purpose Brush - I need like...4 of these! One for powder, one for blush, one for foundation and one for cream blush, it is good at all these things, it's also the softest thing on the planet, and has been applying my Laura Mercier powder so well, it's really impressed me. If you have a chance to get hold of any of the Sonia Kashuk brushes, do so, they're really good brushes and pretty cheap!

Pictures are all off google images, sorry they're not my own.

Sorry that this is quite a small post! 

Thursday, 22 July 2010


Huge thanks to the 15 of you who follow my blog! I never thought anyone would want to read what I have to say but thank you so much! 

Other than posts being more regular (which I promise will be happening!), what things would you like to see on my blog? Reviews of any specific products? hair 'stuff' (tutorials, care, colour) anything, just leave a comment and tell me


PS. Thankyou again!

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

USA CCO Haul #1

I say number one as, after going to the CCO I think I'll be going back to do some serious damage!

for those of you who don't know, CCO stands for Cosmetics Company Outlet, which is an estee lauder brand outlet in the USA, we do have three here in the UK, which I believe to be in Swindon, York and Ellesmere Port in 'Designer Outlets'  but I am not 100% sure of these locations, so don't quote me on it.

In the CCO I managed to grab

Femme-Fi Eyeshadow from the Neo-Sci-Fi Collection and most recently from Blonde, Brunette, Redhead
Sorry for the blur, the camera was like 'no, I won't focus on this for you!' 
Perfect Topping Mineralize Skinfinish from the Sugar Sweet Collection

Conjure Up Mineralize Blush from the Magic, Mirth and Mischief Collection (The Christmas collection just gone)

So Sweet,  So Easy Creamblend Blush from the MAC in Lillyland Collection

Blood Red Lipstick from the DSquared2 Collection, which until in was involved in a traumatic accident involving the washing machine, was my favourite lipstick of the fall just gone

Strada Blush which I believe wasn't limited edition but instead was discontinued, this seems to be the contour colour I searched so desperately for!

I attempted swatches, but my camera hates me because I made it take about five-hundred-thousand-million pictures in Harry Potter World Yesterday, so I apologise for that (let me know if you wanna see those pictures though!)

The CCO has provided me with the gifts I plan to bring back from the' Land Of Sephora' for my favourite bloggers who I think know who they are but I've not told them, and also some prizes for a give away I'm planning to do, so stay tuned for more! 

Any recent haul's you girls have done and want to share? also, any recommendations for products to pick up while I'm here?