Sunday, 30 December 2012

What I Wore Today

Poncho - Gift From My Mum
Shoes - New Look
Leggings and Top (under poncho) - Matalan

I've wanted a poncho for a while now. My mum has always worn them but i never thought they'd suit me. I was really happy when i unwrapped this on Christmas day and I've been looking forward to wearing it. I thought because i was a big girl that it might look like i had just thrown a sack over myself but it was actually surprisingly flattering! I just wore it with a black top and leggings today but I'm looking forward to trying out different looks and playing around with it. It makes a nice change from a cardigan or jacket and i felt really comfortable and confident whilst wearing it.
I picked these loafer style shoes up in the sale for £12. I really love all things leopard print and red is my favourite colour so these were a must have. I fell in love with them instantly. I'm always on the lookout for nice flats as i rarely wear heels and these ones are perfect for dressing up or down.
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Saturday, 29 December 2012


Hello everyone :)
I hope you all had a lovely christmas! I was working most of it but i finished early on christmas day so i got most of the day with my boyfriend and i saw my mum and brother later on in the day. I cooked my first christmas dinner for me and my boyfriend and it was a triumph, even if i say so myself :P
I thought i'd share with you a few things i got on the big day :)

My nan got me this lovely set from benefit. It's a lip and cheek kit which contains PosieTint, High Beam, Dandelion powder and Dandelion Lipgloss. I'm a big fan of benefit and this contains all of my favourite products by them which are staples in my make up kit so i was very pleased with this present. If you haven't tried high beam yet, i suggest you take the plunge! It's the best highlighter i've ever tried, and probably my favourite item in my make up bag. I love it so much! I wear it on it's own or with other make up and the results are always outstanding. It really brightens my face and gives my skin an often much needed pick me up! I think it's way better than YSL Touche Eclat, and it's cheaper too. Which is always a bonus!

I got some lovely things from my boyfriend, including this owl bag and woodland creatures bracelet! My boyfriend is very good at buying presents and always gets it right and this year was no exception. I've been wanting this bag for ages but never got round to buying it. I just think it's so cute and really different. I love the unusual charms on the bracelet and so far, i've barely had it off my wrist.

Now, the next gift i'm going to feature may be a bit surprising as i previously did a review of this. It wasn't a negative review, more of an indifferent one but since doing the review i changed my opinion and grew to love this item. It's the lady gaga "fame" perfume.
Adam's dad bought me this gift set, and i love it. The shower gel is the nicest thing i think i've ever smelt and i really like the perfume. I can smell it on me all day which is good because usually i stop smelling my perfumes after about 10 minutes! I think when i did my first review, i didn't give myself a chance to really appreciate how nice this smells. I think once this runs out, i will be buying this again.
I'd love to know what everyone else got for christmas so please feel free to leave a comment :)
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Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Macademia Oil Deep Repair Masque

As much as i like winter; mainly for all things christmas. My hair doesn't. So this year i set out to find a really great product that would keep my hair hydrated for these cold winter months. I colour my hair and also dry and straighten it everyday, so hair masques are really important to keep my hair soft and free from split ends.
That's where Macadamia Oil Deep Repair Masque comes in. I've always heard amazing things about this but i was a bit put off by the high price tag (500ml £36.75. 250ml £23.95). After a bit of shopping around, i found a 250ml tub on amazon for £12.80 (link above) so i thought i'd try it out to see what all the fuss is about.

What it promises
"Macadamia Natural Oil's Deep Repair Masque revitalises dry, damaged hair like you have never experienced before. Using a combination of macadamia and argan oil infused with tea tree oil, chamomile oil, aloe and algae extracts this masque will rejuvenate and rebuild the hair, leaving it deeply nourished for improved elasticity and shine with long-lasting conditioning benefits."

What I thought
I'm going to be honest, as i always am. This was another disappointment. The high price tag just isn't worth it and i'm so glad i didn't pay the full price for it. Don't get me wrong, it smelt amazing but the results were no different to those you'd get from a cheaper brand and the smell did remind me of a herbal essence conditioner i tried a few years ago. It didn't leave my hair feeling any worse but i didn't really notice a huge difference. Not like what is promised on the packaging. I think what i'm saying is that this product has been overly hyped up online and it didn't really live up to my expectations. I have found that my regular conditioner which is Dove Colour Radiance Express Treatment Conditioner works a lot better if i leave it on for 5 minutes rather than the recommended 30 seconds. I do this everyday but i am still looking for a decent intensive conditioner that i can use once or twice a week. Has anyone got any recommendations? I'd also love to hear your thoughts on Macadamia oil products!
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