Wednesday, 30 May 2012


Hello everyone, today i'm going to post about my nail varnishes, lipsticks and new purchases :).

Right first off i'm posting about my nail varnishes! i LOVE nail vanish of all colours but i thought id show you my little collection of good varnishes. Now i am someone who obsesses of barry m nail vanishes, i literally want them ALL and next on my list is strawberry ice cream (thats when i have enough points on my boots card, 60 to go! haha).

So here they are:
From left to right - barry m - silver glitter limited addition/berry ice cream/blue moon/my new navy polish/peach melba/ max factor purple/bloom lisa II? :S. yh so they are my GOOD nail varnishes and my favs have to be my NEW berry ice cream (pic below), Peach Melba and my bloom polish :).
 Next is some things i got from superdrug. I needed to get new deo and roll on, i like the roll on but the spray leaves tones of white foamy stuff! and i hate it! so yh didn't really think much of that (unless i'm doing something wrong). I got the other 4 items as part of a 4 for 3 deal so i got a mini sure deo to pop in my bag instead of taking a massive one everwhere! then i got dry shampoo cause i run out ages ago and it's really handy especially as i get super paranoid about having greasy hair but washing it every day is damaging it. Next i got some carex hand wipes to keep in my bag (always handy!) and then for free i got a little tube of hand sanitiser to fill up my special bottle. can you guess i'm a bit of a clean freak?
 Next up i'm writing about my lipsticks as i purchased a new barry m one along with 2 new nail polishes (makeup deal in superdrug 3 for 2). Now i only have 3 as i don't really suit lipsticks but i like to wear them anyway! I've done swatches below.

 Left to right - Kate moss lipstick in number 12 when i got this i didn't realise it was so orange and it doesn't suit be brilliantly but i still wear it sometimes but i love the packaging! very elegant and cute at the same time! then we have bourjois sweet kiss 49 rose allure which was the first lipstick i got and i love it i wear it a lot as it's not over powering. It's more of a light coral which i find suits me best. then lastly is my new barry m lip paint in 52 i took a massive risk with this as i don't suit a lot of lipsticks and this is very very bright and bold (it's brighter than on the image) but for some reason i felt like it would suit me and YES it really did and i love it sooo much. 
And lastly i bought this today as i've needed a clutch bag for over a year but never got round to buying one, the only one i ever really wanted was a padded heart clutch from topshop but whilst i was saving up they all went :( i was very sad so i've only just got round to getting one. I like the big purse like ones but i want to dance and have fun but they look so awkward so i went towards the smaller ones with a loop wrist handle for easy use. I got this one from newlook for £6.99 and it's fab, it's got a lovely goldy/silvery sheen to it so it will pretty much go with any of my outfits so yes big thumbs up to this.

Hope you enjoy


Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Busy bee..

So for not posting for ages...i've been very busy with sorting thigns out, volunteering at oxfam, making cakes and going to see the xfactor and 8 out of 10 cats! so i apologize and will get right back to it. I've got a few things to blog about so i will split them up a bit. Firstly i will show you some candles i bought the other day from matalan for £2 each which have gone nicely on my windowsill so heres a picture:
 Secondly i have included 2 pictures one from the x factor! and one from 8 out of 10 cats, they were both brilliant and very funny! and i recommend everyone to sign up to, and (all free) where you can apply for free tickets to your fav shows :).

 And lastly i've been witnessing on lots of blogs this magical nail vanish remover pot/sponge thing so i went in superdrugs today and saw this little number at about £2.40 so i took it quick and gave it a try ok it might not be as good as the more expensive ones as you have to dip your finger a couple times to remove nail vanish, maybe it was because i had about 3 thick coats on...but it still does the trick for me! and it's very handy to keep it your bag!
 I'm going to open a new 'recipes' page which will include my new mini vicotria sponge cakes! and also my failed attempt at a molten chocolate check it out! + later i will be doing a post about...MY NEW DIARY :) and also about my recent barry m and new look purchases and also some little bits and bobs i got in superdrug the other day as a deal.

Hope you enjoy


Sunday, 20 May 2012

Weekend antics

I've had a really busy weekend and literally spent a whole day practically clearing out all my old baby toys from my high cupboards which has been there for years! (i need someone to help me as i can't reach being 5"1) but i'm glad it's done now. Yesterday i had a brill time at the 'party on the pitch' event at the leyton orient football stadium, me and my family applied for the free ticket event and ended up winning some so we got to see the Saturdays, alexandra burke, cover drive and scouting for girls! i will show a few pics underneath. Also today was eventful as my plans of going with my friend to the essex young farmers market (a thing we go to every year) got messed up so i ended up staying in with my bf, we went to a car boot sale then got some shopping and made some home made burgers! which were actually really nice...and also we made a LUSH banana smoothie! i will add a recepies page on my blog sometime soon so that you guys can try some stuff.

 Scouting for girls:
 Banana Milkshake:

To make the banana milkshake for 2 glasses you need 2 banana's 225 mls milk, 200 mls low-fat vanilla or natural yogurt.

Chop up banana's put in a bowl, add milk and yogurt and whisk till smooth then add a 1/2 tbl spoon of honey to sweeten it up a bit and walah! :).

Also tomorrow i will be posting about my new (from tomorrow) diary which will be made and customized to my liking :) my mouth is zipped and secrets will be revealed tomorrow :).

Hope you enjoy


Thursday, 17 May 2012

Bracelet Making...

So i was in Brentwood the other day (my original home town) and i found this lovely bead shop! full of everything you need to get creative with bracelets and necklaces etc. So i thought i'd give it a try and make my own. First off i saw these really cool unusual beads so it inspired me not to go for the 'typical' bracelet so i got some of those and then i found some jeweled circular beads in all different colours and i got 2 in light blue (you will see in pictures below) and then to finish it off a bought a charm link thing which you can hook any of you're own charms on which i thought was lovely and lastly a bought a real of elastic which was only £1. I thought it was a bargain and i can create something different which is not available to buy anywhere! :) so here it is, the finished project! (p.s. the charm is from silverleaf jewelry for £12 which i got on a different bracelet of mine).

 The bottom picture is with flash :)

I hope you all enjoy this post and hopefully it will inspire you to make you're own! :)

Also if anyone would like one i would be happy to make one up and send it for £3-5 depending on beads.


Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Bob the street cat

Last Sunday i went to a very special book signing at my local waterstones. I don't know if any on you have seen on the news or on youtube about james the busker with his street cat Bob. It's a heart warming story about a young lad who is on the streets busking to make money when he finds an injured street cat, james takes the cat and nurses it back to health and tried to set him free into the world again but no...Bob wouldn't leave him and now is a loyal companion to James! it's so adorable he sits with james while his busking and he also sits on his shoulder! brilliant haha. The cat has brought so much publicity that people started taking picture, videos and even making bob his own little scarfs. Now they have made their first book! So OF COURSE i went to the book signing to meet them (the book was for my uncles birthday).

Here are some pictures i took of james and bob the cat.

Signing my book

Bob doing a 'HIGH FIVE'


Bob got his own chair

I hope you enjoy this post and maybe you should read the autobiography! :)


Friday, 11 May 2012

D.I.Y 'blazer customising'

I have a white blazer that i NEVER wear in my wardrobe so i thought it was about time i pulled it out to let it see daylight. This blazer was around £10 from peacocks, it's quite ill fitting but at the time i really needed a white one and i only had pennies to spend...So i thought id try and make it look a little more wearable and this is what i did.

First off, i walked down to my local charity shop to see if they had any little accessories, beads etc. I then ended up buying this pearly beaded necklace which was perfect for what i wanted to do.
 This is my blazer before i started stitching into it.
 I cut up the necklace to get the beads out and then got a need and thread and started stitching one pearl at a a time onto the corner of the collar by threading the needle through the hole in the bead then back into the fabric and repeating about 4 times to make sure it was secure. I only done three because i didn't want to go over board.
 Then i took the other row of smaller beads (already together in a line) and stitched them onto the bottom of the pocket flap. I done this by looping the thread in between each bead. 
 Here are some pictures of the finished product:

Hope you enjoy.


Monday, 7 May 2012

Cable and cotton...

I went to Brighton for a night with my boyfriend a couple of weeks ago as his mum paid for us to stay in a hotel as he had been doing well at uni and i was about to have an operation. While i was there i found a fantastic shop called 'cable and cotton' now i've been wanting fairy lights for when i go to university this September but i've been looking for some nice ones not the when i saw this shop you can image how pleased i was! the shop has a pic 'n' mix style to it as you walk in and you can get either a row of 20 or 30 lights then you pick up a basket and start choosing any colour cotton balls you like! they were all kept in these been cylinders attatched to the wall and it just looked here we are, this is a picture of the ones i purchased :).

Also i will leave their website here for if any of you are interested in purchasing your own:

Hope you enjoy,


Wreck this journal

Just a quick post about my book 'wreck this journal' by Keri smith, she has an array of strange and wonderful books like this on her website : and i really like them. I got mine from urban outfitters for around £9 and although i haven't broke it in much yet as i still have a lot of tasks to complete inside it, i think it's fantastic! i very much recommend this book to anyone who is like me and likes to get creative and messy, or even for those who are quite 'inside-y' and to shy etc to let loose. It's a strange feeling to practically 'wreck' a book...there are certain things it asks you to do which you would never dream of doing to a book! which obviously makes it that much more fun! so here i will post some pictures of what it looks like and a couple of tasks.

Front Cover:

Warning page:





Hope you enjoy,


D.I.Y picture

The other day I took a trip down to brick lane and spitalfields to look around the stools and vintage shops to see if i could find any goodies. In this vintage shop i found a really lovely 'quote in a frame' picture which i really liked but it was £15 and i didn't want to spend that much on a mini sized picture. So that evening i went home and googled the quote to try and find the picture and i found it! the exact one, so i printed it off and popped down to my local pound store! haha yes i wanted to see how cheap i could do this DIY for. In the shop they had the perfect sized little black frame for £1 so i got it and took it home and WA LA! my makeshift that saved me £14 :).