Sunday, 28 December 2014

Sale Bargains

I hope you are all well and enjoyed any time off you might have had over the last week. I thought today i would share with you my sale bargains. Now i did want to go to Meadowhall to check out the sales but i didn't fancy getting trampled on so i stuck with my local shopping centre. I was really pleased with my sale bargains so here they are, i haven't been able to get any actual pictures of my haul as the light has been so bad recently!
I went into Matalan not really expecting to come out with anything as i find it very hit and miss but i was pleasantly surprised with my finds.
I picked this floral scuba blazer up in a 20 and didn't actually realise it was in the sale until i got to the till. The size 20 was a good fit for me and i really like the fact it doesn't have a turn down collar like you see on most blazers. When i got to the till this was down in the sale to £12.50 what a bargain! Unfortunately this is no longer on the website but they did have quite a few in store so you might want to check there.

I also managed to get a velvet pencil skirt which i have been wanting for ages. I nearly missed this as i was looking for a skater skirt and when i didn't find one i went back around the sale section a second time and just as i was going to the tills i spotted it. This was a steal at £4, again it is no longer showing online but you might find it at your local Matalan.

I popped into Boots as i always like to see what gift sets are left at half price and as you will see quite a few took my eye.
Now i may have mentioned before that i have a bit of a thing for cheap perfume that smells like sweets. I wear it for work because i like to save my more expensive perfume for going out and i like to smell like a sweet shop. This was only £4.50 and you got 3 small bags of Jelly Beans and 6 roller ball perfumes, which all smell lovely and are the perfect size for your bag.

Next up was a So... gift set i picked up for £5 this smells really nice and fresh, you get a large and small bottle of So.. Sexy but both are perfect for you bag, you also go a lovely lipstick which is a good shade for work not too in your face.

Lastly i got some mini big brand perfumes, i hadn't even smelt any of them before but for £9 i though i would give them a go. I've already picked out my favourite, it has to be the Mochino pink bouquet. This is no longer online but your local Boots might still have a few left.

The rest of my sale shopping has been done online as the snow came down quite heavy Friday night which meant i didn't make it out shopping on Saturday.
I bought myself two new bras and some knickers from Simply Be, i love the Simply Yours bras so i decided to get the plunge 2 pack to add to my collection.
I also made my first Forever 21 order and bought myself this velvet skater skirt.

Have you treated yourself to any sale bargains?

Saturday, 20 December 2014

You Beauty

I'm quite late with this months beauty box post but I've been super busy and had lots of family stuff to do so i haven't had chance to get this up before now.
I'm really pleased with this months box so first up was choice number one

I went with the Colab dry shampoo duo, i was sent London and Rio and they both smell nice and fresh although i think Rio is my personal favourite. Ive used them both and found them to be good but not quite up there with my favourite dry shampoo. These are both 50ml cans so a decent size and but small enough to fit in your handbag.
My second choice was Teeez nail polish in frosted gleam

This is a really lovely polish and once you put on two coats its pretty much opaque. I have never used this brand before but i would definitely try more from them, even the packaging is cute! This is a lovely silver glitter, you could also get a bronze coloured one but as i didn't have a silver glitter in my collection i thought i should add one.

Lastly here are my extra treats, i was sent a lindt bear which i loved and some hackers foot healer, i used one of the two samples of this i got and it did leave my feet soft so i think after a few uses your feet would be super soft! The last sample was Yardley blue orchid moisturiser i haven't used this as my skin is quite sensitive to perfumed moisturisers.
What did you choose this month?

Monday, 15 December 2014

Feeling Fabulous this Christmas

I was contacted recently by Daxon who had the idea of a post around feeling fabulous this Christmas, as soon as i saw the idea i knew i wanted to get involved. I decided to base my outfit around going out and feeling fabulous this Christmas time. Anyone who knows me will know who much i enjoy getting dressed up so i knew i wanted sparkles because who doesn't feel fabulous in sparkles?! I also wanted to get items that i could use all year round and that could be dressed up a number of ways.


So here is what i decided on, as soon as i saw this skirt i knew i wanted to base the outfit around it. I've wanted a sequin mini for as long as i can remember and this one ticks all the boxes! I went for a size 22/24 and the fit on this is pretty spot on, there is room for me to dance and move comfortably while its still a figure hugging skirt. There is some stretch to the skirt so you aren't restricted in it at all.


I decided to go for a shirt as i thought it would look cute with the skirt but again its something i will get lots of wear out of after the christmas season. This shirt is a size 24 and fits really well with no gaping which i always have a problem with when it comes to shirts. It also has a really nice pu effect collar, cuffs and a strip down the middle that hides the buttons.


So my advise on how to feel fabulous this christmas is to wear whatever you want as long as you feel comfortable in what your wearing then who cares what anyone else thinks! So if you've always wanted to get your sparkle on then go for it. 
Thanks to Daxon for helping me to shimmer this christmas.

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Taking Shape Jeggings

After recently discovering a love for jeggings when the lovelies at Taking Shape asked if I wanted to review an item from the site i looked straight for a pair of jeggings and found these.


Having tried a few pieces from them before and finding the sizing generous i decided to get these in a size 20. They came a week or so ago and I've worn them several times since then. They are super comfy and have plenty of stretch. These are a size 20 and there is still room so I would definitely advise to size down.


I'm 5 4" and these are a little long in the leg, they are sold as 3/4 length however i knew these would be full length on me as I'm short so i was glad for the few extra inches at the bottom. Those of you who taller would still be able to buy these without them being too short and depending on your height you could wear them as full length or ankle grazers. I really love these jeggings and they have been perfect for a busy day at work. If you're on the lookout for a pair of soft and comfy jeggings then these are the ones for you!


I wore these with my over sized snugly pug jumper as its been pretty cold recently, but they also look really cute with shirts too.
Taking Shape also have a great 25% off full price items with the code below valid till Wednesday.


Saturday, 15 November 2014

My New Love

As i mentioned in my post last week I'm totally in love with these jeggings from Matalan and i have been wearing them so much, so here they are back on the blog again.


Wearing these jeggings has meant that some of my lesser worn tops have been getting an outing which can only be a good thing. I have had this shirt for about a year now but I'm not sure if I've ever worn it. I think after i had initially bought it the colour put me off a little but after wearing it the other day i really love it.


I added some black love heart earrings and my black leather jacket to go out as its been pretty chilly recently. This shirt is a size 24 and really quite baggy although weirdly in certain positions the buttons over the bust gape. I have found this a lot with shirts from New Look unfortunately, it can easily be sewn closed but its a little annoying to get a gape when you size up in a shirt and the rest of it is baggy.



I thought I'd show you the back of these jeggings, they have quite a thick waist band so they don't fall down at all! And they fit like a glove especially around my bum which makes me a happy lady.
I hope you all have a great weekend :)

Friday, 14 November 2014

You Beauty

My You Beauty box came this week and i wanted to share it with you. I think this months box has to be one of the best value ones that i have had.
My first pick for this month was Magnifibres brush on false lashes, i already own one of these but i really like them and if i can get them in a beauty box, rather than paying the rrp of £21, then i will jump at the chance! Once i got to grips with using these i found them really good and they do add a nice thickness to my lashes rather than length.

My second pick was a Bourjois cream blush. Again i already own this but in shade 2, i took a gamble as i wasn't sure which of the shades i would be sent. Luckily i was sent number 3 which is a lovely shade and different to the one i already own. These blushes are really easy to apply and look great on.

The extra treats this month weren't really my thing but I'm not too bothered as my picks made the box for me. The little extras this moth were samples of Merumaya cleanings balm and youth serum and a sachet of Baobab super fruit powder. I'm not sure any of the samples will get used but the rest of my box definitely will!
What did you get in your beauty box this month?

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Spotty Dotty

I'm sharing another outfit that i wore to work with you all today. This is a jersey shirt dress that i bought from Evans some time ago. I decided i wanted to pop a nice dress on as i had been in trousers for most of the week.


This dress has buttons all the way down but the jersey material means that they never pull. Its a really easy dress to just pop on and dress up or down for a day at work or a meal out. I think a shirt dress is a nice staple to have in your wardrobe and they never seem to go out of style.


There is a material tie around the dress which I've tied in a bow under my bust to give the dress some shape. I added my hair bow and some red lips and i was good to go. As it was a little chilly out i wore my Simply Be leopard jacket i got in the summer although i haven't got any pictures of the jacket with the dress.


I think this dress is great and it really should get more wear than it does. As i bought it quite a while ago its no longer on the site but I've seen a few similar styles on eBay if you fancied adding it to your wardrobe.

Monday, 10 November 2014

Cosy Winter Knit

It's gotten pretty chilly over the last few days so i decided to dig out my cutest jumper for work the other day. I bought this jumper last year from New Look, the cute little pug caught my eye and i knew it had to be mine.


I bought this in a size 24 as i wanted it to be over sized, its so comfy and cosy and it was perfect for a day at work. The jumper is quite thin so i wasn't too warm inside but it kept me snug when i was outside on my lunch. It is super soft too, there is nothing worse than a scratchy jumper!


I wore this with my new jeggings from Matalan, I'm totally in love with them and have worn them so many times since i bought them a few weeks ago. I can see them becoming a staple as we go into the colder months.


I felt super cute in this outfit and i was comfy all day. I am seriously contemplating buying another pair of these jeggings as they are so amazing! If anyone else has any recommendations for other jeggings let me know as I'm pretty sure I'll need more of these over the winter.
I hope you all had a great weekend i was working Sunday so I'm looking forward to a 3 day weekend this week.

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Payday Treats

This is a mix and match of all the bits I've bought over the last few months but hadn't got around to sharing with you. As I've been busy at work i haven't had time for any outfit pictures so i thought this was a good time to share my new bits with you.
First up are a few bits i got from Asda and Matalan. The rings were a bargain £3, the earrings £2 and the pink biker jacket was £30. I love the jacket so much the pink colour is perfect and i adore the faux fur collar! I got this in a size 20 and i can zip it up although i prefer it open.

The acid wash jeggings are a size 20 from Matalan. They are super soft and stretchy, i had seen them on Leah who got them from the Rogers and Rogers section but they didn't have my size in my local Matalan so i decided to give the petite sections size 20 a go and I'm glad i did. While was there i picked up this super cute bag and the Mr decided to treat me which was super nice of him.

On a shopping trip to Meadowhall with my mum she kindly bought me a few bits in Primark, some shoes which are a bargain £4 and perfect for work. I picked up the roller ball perfume too which smells lovely, and is slim enough to fit in any of my handbags and only £2.

This is a top i have had for ages, i bought it a few months ago when i went shopping with Lisa. It was £5 in the H&M sale and is a size XL.

Lastly i have picked up a few red lipsticks during my shopping trips. From Left to right they are, Sleek Russian Roulette, 17 Rule Breaker, 17 Date Night.

I didn't realise i had got so much over the last few months until i went to take these pictures! I hope you all have a fantastic weekend :)

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

All the wants!

Its been quite some time since i did a wish list post so here are a few things that have caught my eye over the last few weeks.
I have such a strong desire for this dress from Simply Be isn't it beautiful?!

I'm pretty smitten with these boots also from Simply Be.

And continuing my nail polish obsession this Barry M top coat would be perfect in my collection.

These collar clips from Black Heart Creatives are the cutest ever!

I think this could be the most perfect shade of lipstick ever!

And finally as you know i love a bit of leopard print so why not add some to my laptop!

What do you have on your wish list at the minute?

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Pretty Polish

I have recently developed a bit of an obsession with nail polish and seem to have added quite a few to my collection recently so i thought i would share them with you.
First up are these two bargain polishes from Aldi i saw that the were a special buy so decided to give them a try and for £1.49 you can't really go wrong. They did have a few different colours but i went with strawberry and purple rain. The are a nice consistency and really lovely colours.

I have always loved Barry M polishes, they are great quality and a good price too. These were on 3 for 2 so obviously i had to get 3! I went for the gelly polish in green berry and i couldn't resist the glitterati polish in socialite and fashion icon.

While i was in Superdrug recently i also picked up some of the collection 2000 polishes which again were on 3 for 2 and only £1.99 each. I went with sonic blue as i didn't have another colour like this, then i picked up these lovely pastel shades in pink cadillac and lilac daze.

Finally i ordered myself some super cute polishes from the Avon rep at my work. Both of these were on offer for £3 each which i think is a good price considering how pretty they are. First up is this opal top coat which I'm totally in love with! Then i went with stardust in teal glitter, i was so impressed with it that i ordered it in black from the next Avon book!

I have my eye on a few other nail polishes it seems by obsession knows no bounds!

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Ebay bargains

I wanted to share with you some of my recent eBay purchases i bought these a few weeks ago but they took a while to come as they came from China. You can always find a bargain on eBay and everything below came to a grand total of  £5.97!
First up I ordered some more hair bones as I lost one while I was in Blackpool for Lisa's birthday. These came as a pack of 4 and they did have other colours too. The off white splattered ones are glow in the dark too.

I have wanted a mermaid style clip for my hair for ages so when I saw this I knew I had to have it. It's so perfect and it changes colour slightly when the light hits it.

Last up is I got a new phone case, I spotted this and knew it was made for me. It's the perfect crazy cat lady phone case.

I did order a bag too but that hasn't arrived yet but when I'm getting free delivery I don't mind the wait too much. 
Have you bought anything from eBay recently ?