Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Marrakech Goodies

Evening beauties! How are you all? I've had a bit of a dicky belly today, must have been that curry I had last night! Haha. Naughty! Thought id do a quick post on some of the things I bought whilst out in Marrakech. I didn't really get much because I just found it hard work. You have to keep bartering with everyone to get a half decent price- I found it pretty stressful! Haha. But what I will say, is that on the whole, it is crazy cheap in Marrakech. If you ever go, leave some space in your suitcase to bring goodies back!

 

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I got two pairs of earrings & two bracelets. They worked out at about 80p each! How crazy is that? In retrospect I probably should have bought a few more for that price!

 

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I also got this across the body bag. I LOVE IT! Its pretty spacious, and I love how its got a cute little pocket under the flap. Its real leather and cost around £18! The only thing I'm not loving about it is the smell….it definitely smells like leather. We went to visit the tanneries in Marrakech, which was experience to say the least, but the smell just remind me of that! Does anyone know how to get  rid of the smell of leather?

As I was in Marrakech I also got some Argan oil & solid perfume. The Argan oil smells completely different to what I had bought online, so I'm not sure if I got tricked before or this time? haha. Either way I like to think that the Argan Oil i got from Marrakech is the real deal.

I shall leave you with a little something I got in one of the souks…

 

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 Can anyone guess what it is?? Ill give you a clue- its beauty related. I shall reveal all in the next post! Until then lovelies!! xxx

 

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Marrakech- Pic heavy!!

Helllo lovelies!!! Sorry I havent posted for ages, I was in Marrakech for a week. Got back and was straight back in to work- booo!! So to get back into the swing of things thought id leave you with a few photos of Marrakech. I had a great time and the weather was amazing!!!! Hope you enjoy!! xxx

 

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Thursday, 9 February 2012

Little Nell

hey beauties!! How's your week going? I've got a training day at work tomorrow, which is good because it means I finish earlier Smile I'm just counting down the days till I'm off to Marrakech! Cant wait!!

 

A few weeks ago I placed an order with Little Nell for the cutest rings I've ever seen.  I went for the Gold Ring Trio where you get 3 rings- 1 heart ring, 1 cross ring & 1 star ring.  All in all it came to £8 including p&p- BARGAIN! Of course, when they came I completely fell in love with them. Just look for yourself…..

 

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I've worn them altogether just for photography purposes, but I have been wearing them separately.

What do you think? Gorgeous aren't they!?!  xxx

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Ring & NOTD

Evening ladies! How are you all doing? The weeks just seem to be flying by- well, the weekends at least! Haha. Is it snowing where you are? I'm in London and half thought we wouldn't get snow, but we have! And lots of it!! Open-mouthed smile

 

I bought a ring a while ago and had never worn it until the other day when I came across it again! Don't you just love that? Forgot how much I love it! Its from Topshop, unfortunately I cant remember how much, sorry!!

 

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On my nails I'm wearing L.A Colors Summertime with a bit of Sassy Sparkle on my ring finger- although you cant see it very well, sorry!

I'm off to Marrakech with the fam next weekend. Has anyone been? Any tips on what to do/see and what to avoid?

 

Hope you've all had a relaxing weekend and had loads of fun in snow- I know I did Winking smile xxxx

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

L.A Colors

Hey beauties!! Half way through the week!  I went out to Caribbean restaurant last night with a friend of mine. Good, wholesome food. No frills. Loved it! Any weekend plans?

I was in the Shepherds Bush area today, so I had to pop into Westfields. I'm  trying to budget a bit. Ideally save a few more pennies to go towards travelling- or just for a rainy day! Soooo with that in mind i didn't really do a proper shop, I just headed to Beauty Base where they sell L.A Colors nail varnishes for 99p! So I bought 5…I just cant resist a good bargain! Plus it satisfies that urge I have to purchase SOMETHING! haha.  Bit of a fail really because I already have one of the colours..haha. Check out my nails with Luscious Wine on here

 

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From L-R Lightning, Summertime, Static Electricity, Luscious Wine, Palm Tree.

 

What do you think of the colours? Have you ever bought any L.A Colors varnishes? xxx

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Red Lips

Helllllloooooo!!!! Any exciting weekend plans? I'm sure you have all heard of the amazing make up brand MUA. Well, I have discovered one of my fave lip colours. Im a big fan of red lips- well bright lips in general. Nude lips don't really suit my complexion. I have been wearing MUA’s lipstick in Shade 1 every single say for about 2 weeks now. I absolutely LOVE it!!

 

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What do you think? Do you like bright lips or do you prefer nudes?? xxx

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

20 Questions Tag!

Hey all! Nearly half way through the working week. Hope its all gone well so far!

The lovely April over at Beauty Badger tagged me in the 20 questions tag! Make sure you check out her lovely blog! I think this is a great way to get to know people, and not always beauty related. So here goes….

1. Thing you cannot leave the house without?

If its not beauty related it definitely has to be my mobile phone!

2. Favorite brand of makeup?

I'm all over MUA & Bourjois at the moment. I go through phases all the time though!

3. Favorite flower?

Ohhhh I don't really have a favourite flower. I love all flowers in general- so pretty

4. Favorite clothing store?

H & M!

5. Favorite perfume ?

Ummmm probably Stella by Stella McCartney!

6. Heels or flats?

Flats are a lot more comfortable, although I wear heels everyday for work. If heels weren't so damn painful id wear them all the time because I love the way they make me look and feel!

7. Do you make good grades?

I'm no longer in education, but when I was my grades were reasonably good. I always worked hard which is what's important. Winking smile

8. Favorite colors?

I love all colours!! Colours make me happy!! Rainbow

9. Do you drink energy drinks?

No, not really. Unless I'm drinking Vodka & Red Bull Angel

10. Do you drink juice?

Yes, I love juice! Especially freshly squeezed juice!

11. Do you like swimming?

I don't really ever go swimming unless I'm on holiday somewhere nice and hot.  Wish I did though as its a great workout!

12. Do you eat fries with a fork?

No….unless I'm on a date or something? haha.

13. Favorite moisturizer?

Both from the Bodyshop- for face Vitamin E moisturizer and for body- body butter in strawberry. The most amazing smelling body butter I have ever come across! Delicious!

14. Do you want to get married later on in life?

Yes!

15. Do you get mad easily?

Not really, I try and keep my cool as much as possible. But im only human. Certain situations infuriate me and I just cant help myself.

16. Are you into ghost hunting?

No, not at all. Sounds scary!

17. Any phobias?

Anything that can harm me Smile Haha. I fear pain more than the pain itself.

18. Do you bite your nails?

No. I used to when I was younger though! My mum used to rub chillies on my nails….eugh!

19. Have you ever had a near death experience?

No, thankfully! *touch wood!*

20. Do you drink coffee?

Yes I do. I try to limit the amount I drink though and try to substitute it with herbal teas.

 

I tag everyone and anyone who would like to do this! If you do, please let me know so I can check out your answers!

Good night beauties!!! xxxx

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Sunday’s Song

Im loving this Twilight……

 

Cute Blog Award!!!

Hey lovelies!! I am sooooo happy and honoured that I have been awarded my first blog award ever! The lovely Sparkly Flamingo nominated me. Thank you so much hun!!  Check out her blog- I LOVE it!!!

So along with the award you have to answer a few questions. Gives everyone a chance to know a bit more about you. Dont worry- its not exhaustive, just 7 questions Winking smile

 

 

 

1. What is your ‘go to’ make up product?

Definately mascara- cant live without it!

 

2. What was your favourite fashion trend of 2011?

Well im probably not always the most fashionable person. I try to dress for my body shape more so than anything else. At the moment im loving Peter Pan collars!

 

3. What is your favourite dessert?

Ooooohhh CHEESECAKE!! YUM!

 

4. Favourite colour?

Im a massive fan of colour in general. Will prob have to say Yellow or Pink.

 

5. What is your middle name?

I have two- Cristina Teresa

 

6. What was the last song you listened to?

Rihanna – You da one. Im loving this song right now!

 

7.  Cats or dogs?

Im going to have to say cats. I used to have a beautiful tabby cat. Im actually quite scared of dogs, although I wish I wasnt!! Haha.

 

I would now like to nominate:-

 

Hope you all enjoyed! Def take the time to check out Sparkly Flamingo's blog.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend lovelies!!!! xxx

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Weekend Eyes

Hello!! How are you all doing? Last week was crazy mad and this week seems to be panning out pretty much the same! Really need to start learning how to organise my life properly. Work gets in the way of life so much doesn't it!? Haha.

Thought I would leave you with a pic of my eye make up over the weekend.

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*please excuse my eyebrows!

 

So I used one of the most talked about pallets recently- MUA’s heave & earth. I absolutely LOVE this palette. I'm a massive fan of neutral colours- they suit my brown eyes quite well. I love colours that can look so natural but are buildable for a dramatic effect.

On my water line I used Miss Sporty eye liner in 120 Naughty Blue. I've been using this for years. I love how creamy it is and its really cheap- cant go wrong!

I applied Max Factors false Lash effect mascara. This is my fave mascara ever. As you can see it gives my lashes volume and thickness (?!) I'm so particular and critical of mascaras, so when I find one I like I never let it go!

 

Hope you are all well lovelies!!

 

Do you have a favourite item of make up you have been using for years?? xxx

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Sunday’s Song

Im sure all of us have that special someone in our lives… ♥

 

Guest Blogger

Hey everyone! Sorry Ive been a bit MIA recently. Check out my blog post over at the lovely Kirsty’s blog. Let me know what you think of some of my ideas!

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Speak soon!! xxx

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Bargains!!

Ahhhhh already Sunday beauties! How did this happen?? I've had a great weekend which involved copious amounts of alcohol and a teeny weeny bit of shopping. Luckily there are still loads of goodies left from the sales, so I didn't end up spending too much money but came out with some gems!!

 

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I love the pattern and the peter pan collar on the first top and the cute sleeves on the purple blouse.

 

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Not sure if you can see it properly but it has the cutest little buttons. I love a sleeve that cuffs at the end if you know what I mean. Feels a bit posher rather than when it just hags off my wrists! These two treasures were £3 each from Primark! Yes, £3!!!  What a bargain!

I've been on the hunt for some boots for a while (haven't we all!! Damn you Allegras and your price tag!) Neither of the boots look like Allegras but I was willing to compromise on this consider the prices. They're still boots and I still love them.

 

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A pair of heels and a pair of flats- perfect! Nothing special but they do the job! Bought them both at New Look. How much I hear you ask……..?

 

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£9 for the heels and £10 for the flats, so that’s under £20 for two pairs of boots! INCREDIBLE!!!

That's got to be one of my most successful shopping trips. All in under 1 hour!

 

What goodies did you find in the sales? xxx