Thursday, 17 April 2014

The Wise Cat : OOTD

Well meow everyone !
I am that crazy cat lady you seen on the TV who has an obsession with cats ! I have always found cats so adorably cute so when i seen this t shirt i thought of the perfect outfit.
So what am i wearing ? 
Cat T shirt - £12 TU.
 Bangles - £1 Primark but ASOS have something similar Here for £10.
 Midi Skirt - Primark £5 but you can pick one up on Ebay for about the same price.
Shoes - Iron Fist an old buy but can get something similar on Iron Fist.

So lets rejoice the warmer weather is here we can enjoy more of the clothes we couldn't wear so much in the winter the midi skirts are back and we can show our arms without being cold.

I must admit i am looking forward to using more coral make up and maybe even getting the flip flops out lets just hope the lovely weather stays!:)

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Tuesday, 15 April 2014

#TVK6 The Vegan Kind subscription box

Hi lovelies ! , I Have been getting the Vegan Kind box for a few months now and this one is my most recent one which of course is the April edition.

The first thing i seen in the box was the Rebel Kitchen Choco coconut milk (Rebel Kitchen, RRP £0.99)  I really must admit as soon as my daughter seen it she just had to have it and it was gone in 10 minutes flat lol !! she loved it  . These are awesome because they are not just suitable for Vegans and vegetarians but for people on a dairy free diet with absolutely no addictives and preservatives unlike most milkshakes you see in the shops that are full of sugar and no goodness at all. You can pick your own up at Rebel kitchen  where they have 3 flavours on offer , Banana milk, choco milk and orange choc milk. They are a mixture of coconut water and spring water .

The next thing i noticed was the Freya Luna Lip and Body balm (Love yourself naturally,10g,RRP£3.50) and i had to open it to have a little smell to see what the scent was like and it reminded me of gardening in my nana's garden ! such a beautiful and i must say natural scent , i was a touch worried about it leaving a funny taste on my lips but no, it was amazing and gave my lips a much need boost of moisture. Lavender is valuable for most skin as it helps promote the growth of new skin cells and also has a pronounced healing effect on sun burn , and helps skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.

Next thing on the list is the Creative Nature Sublime Seed Bar (Creative Nature Foods ,38g , RRP £0.99) We all love a nice little snack and me, myself i do love a nimble and i must admit this was amazing i am a big fan of nuts and the flavors were brilliant and for something healthy, you cannot go wrong . This bar is packed with peanuts,seeds and hemp protein, 100% Natural , 100% Raw , Vegan , Vegetarian and is GMO free. That is not all, it is also dairy free, lactose free , wheat free and soya free.

Next in the box is the Landgarten Organic Dark Soya Snack (Landgarten £1.79 ) This is the thing that sprung out to me as i knew my husband would love these and i wasn't wrong he had these as a cheeky snack after coming back from the gym and he is looking forward to getting some more in the future . These are pumpkin seeds covered in dark Belgium chocolate which are 100% guilt free as these are rich in Magnesium and calcium which help to curb hunger pangs and they are suitable for vegans and vegitarians.

And next up in the box is the Organic Instant Miso on the goClear Spring, £1.29) I got sent an alternative to the sushi nori unfortunately but they sent me this as a replacement . I was a little disappointed but i did this as its a very healthy quick snack for in between meals and it tasted quite pleasant also . The health benefits of Miso as its a good source of B vitamins , Calcium and iron and is packed with protein and helps aid the immune system with the high antioxidants.

And last in the box is Coconut Sugar (coconom £3.25) I personally find that this did not go so well with tea but goes really well with coffee and things like porridge etc but everyone is different and you might love it :) Coconut sugar is a good sugar replacement as it has nutrients such as potassium , magnesium , zinc and iron with the essential  vitamin B complex and amino acids

What do you think of this months box ? have you tried any of these before ?

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Monday, 14 April 2014

China Glaze | Gothic Lolita

Hi guys and dolls , today on my nails is Gothic Lolita by one of my favorite brands of nail polish China Glaze ! for more reasons then one I'l give your a few why .
They have a unique formula containing china clay which helps to strengthens the nails and their  nail polish is free from DBP, Toluene and formaldehyde.
I choose a few China Glaze Polishes because i was very impressed with this one as the colour is very vibrant and also vibrant as if your have been to the salon and you can seriously see the difference from other brands.
I bought Gothic Lolita of Beauty Bay but unfortunately it is unavailable from there any more but i picked it up on there for  £4.48 and also got 10% off at the time also but if you really want this particular polish you can pick it up from Ebay or Nail polish direct Here! for an good price also of £4.95 plus free delivery.
The purple on this is a shimmery deep purple with an undertone of pink sparkles that are more visible during the daylight hours and of course the beautiful sunshine.
For me China Glaze lasts a lot longer if your apply 2 coats of nail polish and not forgetting your nails best friend base coat and topcoat for a longer lasting finish then you would without using these as they are more likely to chip
Do you like China Glaze Nail polishes ? 
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Sunday, 13 April 2014

My Week In Photos 3#

Hi Guy's and Doll's ! hope everyone has had a lovely week and weekend,
I am still in shock that the beautiful Peaches Geldof passed away such a shame for a young life and for her children R.I.P Peaches.
Also the schools and colleges have broke up for the Easter holidays , i am just planning ahead for things to do over the next 2 weeks :)

Lets see what i have been up to this past week.
1.The Vegan Kind #TVK6 Link - i have had about 4 of these boxes now and i can say i really enjoy getting them , you discoverer new foods and cruelty free beauty and household products review coming soon.

2.Flaunt Jewellery - Fuchsia fizz Link I entered a twitter competition for a statement necklace and to my surprise i actually won ! i was messaged and it got sent out so quickly by recorded post ! i adore this necklace and i will be showing you all in future post.

3. Visted my lovely mum and dad for the day :) was a brilliant day and had a great cup of coffee so you cannot go wrong.

4. Artdeco | Hydra lips - I finally did a review on the hydra lips , took me a while to finally use it and write a review for you lovely people Link

5. China Glaze - Gothic Lolita - I have done my nails a couple of times this week but i keep forgetting to take pictures for my blog but i finally did this time but still i need to put the post up for this but don't worry the post wont be to long away.

6. Healthier Lifestyle - I am trying to get healthier as i want to take part in the race for life and other marathons in the future and also for the reason i might just eat a little bit to much of cake and chocolate ... woops.

What have you been up too this week ? 

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Friday, 11 April 2014

Artdeco | Hydra Lip Booster

Hi Guy's and Doll's , Been busy past few days that i have hardly had time to blog but hopefully i will be scheduling a few for the next few days for sure :).
I have had my Artdeco hydra lip booster for a couple of months now but i have only just got round to using it lately, i got this from the love me beauty box and you can see my review on it  Here
The brush is very easy for application and a little foes a long way and you can use it on its own or your can mix it up with lip liner or to give shine to your lipsticks , you can easily get your own from Debenham's Here with a choice of 6 colours and with a price of £11.50
What does Debenhams says
This Lip Gloss provides full, sensual lips with a trace of colour and wonderful shine. Hyaluronic Filling Spheres maintain the hydration level of the lips and 'cushion' little wrinkles from beneath. Marine Fillings Spheres evens out wrinkles and lines. Blue Seakale und Collageneer support the regeneration and improve the skins elasticity. The Hydra Lip Booster has an excellent wearing comfort and visible care for the lips.
My personal review for this is that it does actually hydrate the lips very beautifully but for me it did not last to long and it needs to be reapplied not to long after also. The colour is not barely noticeable too so unfortunately i don't think its something i would repurchase . The texture and smell were quite pleasant also so its just a shame it acts more like a lip balm then anything else.
I am still tempted to get other artdeco products i am looking forward to trying more in the not so distant future hopefully.
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Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Illamasqua Eyebrow Cake | Motto

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illamasqua eyebrow cake before and after
                                            illamasqua eyebrow cake on eyebrows
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Hi guys and dolls , i have always have a bit of a problem with patchy eyebrows and have tried a few products like eye shadow's to fill them in but they did not last to long and also i have tried Rimmel eyebrow pencil but it was far to harsh.
I have been loving Illasmasqua for a long time and i jumped at the chance to try eyebrow cake on a blog sale but i would gladly pay the full price of £15.50 for this as its high quality its got amazing pigmentation and looks natual and does not look like you have just drawn these on so that is a massive plus point for this in my eyes .
I got Illamasqua  eyebrow cake in motto which is a taupe colour and mixed together with sealing gel defines your eyebrow shape the shape you want it to be to natural look to alternative. I personally used defining brush to apply this onto my eyebrows and and it does not take a lot to fill in areas and to add the extra shape to your brows.
I love Illamasqua and i cannot wait to show you more of there products when i get the chance :)
What do you use on your eyebrows ?

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Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Birchbox Review #1

Hey Guys and Dolls ! i hope we are having a lovely midweek so far and enjoying the lighter nights !
I have been tempted for a few months now which other beauty boxes to try when i found an amazing discount code on someones blog i cannot remember :) for the Birchbox :)  so i got this box for £5.00 and the postage was £2.99 so i thought what the hey i might as well give it go
I got my box 2 days ago and it had the lovely Lulu Guinness design on the box in which i love so i was so excited to open it . Inside was quite a few lovely little delights

Benefit - Stay Don't Stray | £20.50 - This was in a little sample pot and its an eye shadow primer to help keep your eye shadow on from AM to PM.

DR. Brandt - Pores No More Pore Refiner | £39 - This is to help reduce pores and to absorb excess oil on the skin , it is used before make up and after moisturiser.

Korres - Citrus Body Milk | £9.50 - This is for use for after you have a shower or bath to help hydrate the skin thanks to Shea butter and almond oil

Molton Brown - Rhubarb & Rose Replenishing Hand Cream | £10 - a sweet and a lovely pick me up to get your hands soft this is a fast-absorbing , repairing and very nourishing cream to help us after the long winter and get us ready for the lovely warmer weather (fingers crossed)

English Laundry - No.7 For Her | £47 - a sample in a cute little spray bottle with top notes of pear and jasmine and a blend of gardenia , vanilla and sandalwood , this is for a quick spritz of your pulse points to enjoy the fresh fragrance .

Candy Rock -  a stripey rock that is represents the traditional sweet shops that inspired Lulu Guiness fab new spring/summer collection 2014 ! how cool is that ?! i am looking forward to this little treat

Overall i am very happy in what i got in this months Birchbox and i am looking forward to next months box they have products i wouldn't normally buy so i can have a bit of variety
Which beauty box/es do you get ?

Monday, 31 March 2014

Illamasqua Velocity nail varnish

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illamasqua velocity
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Hi Guys and Dolls its finally spring and the lighter nights are here ! the pastels will be coming out the wardrobes and our cat eye sunglasses will be out ! yay !
I have been browsing around at the lovely illamasqua for a while now and i finally took the plunge and i ended up buying 4 as you can't just pick one with all the choices they have !
They are £14.50 so a bit of the premium budget buys but they are worth it and you can also find them on eBay and blog sales from time to time , which is where i got mine from ! 4 for £18 you cannot go wrong :)
Velocity is like a dusky purple / lilac and takes 2 coats and i promise you it looks amazing quality and is very similar to me as the likes of OPI ! 
I will defiantly be looking for more illamasqua in the future as the quality is lovely and the bottle looks so amazing also :)
whats your thoughts on illamasqua ?

Saturday, 29 March 2014

C-Section Recovery Tips

Whether your having a planned c section or unsure on what birth you are having its all crossed our minds on how to recovery from the surgery the last thing we need to worry about is the recovery process when we have our new baby(s)
So I have made a list to help ladies who are going to have a c section or going to be having one in the near future to make the time after a c section a lot smoother.

Make a list of what you need for hospital it can be stressful if you have forgotten something for your stay in hospital , for me I forgot my toiletries I know its only small but it makes a difference if you have everything when you need it , the same can be said if you have a natural birth.

Loose fitting clothing  Maybe not the most fashionable thing in the world but you should definitely think about this . For example don't bring pyjama's for after the birth that have waist bands that lie on your scar this will be very uncomfortable and same can be said for jeans and trousers , I would recommend leggings/joggers that fit over your tummy or that are loose.

Take the medication you are prescribed  after the birth the pain relief will wear off after a few hour , so doctors will come with medication to reduce swelling and injections to thin your blood to reduce the risks of clots and of course you will be given paracetamol the nurse will tell you when to take them , if you are forgetful like myself write it down in your diary or on your phone.

Don't Rush !  Don't go rushing your recovery , try and relax as much as possible and enjoy your new baby as much as possible , rushing around can be quite sore so asking your partner or family to help around the house or helping with shopping will be a great thing.

Don't overdo It I know what its like myself I love my house to be clean at all times but just after a c section its something you should ask your partner to do or a member of your family , I know it can be bit awkward to ask but I am sure they will do it no questions asked.

If you are worried or want anything is on your mind its always best to contact your midwife or your GP its , even for the small things its best to get there opinions and advice too .

I hope this helps :)
You should definatley feel a lot better after 2 weeks when the swelling goes down and the scar looks calmer also , just take it easy and if you have any problems always tell your doctor or your midwife
and most of all good luck and enjoy your time being a new mummy !

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Platinum Hair At Home

la riche hair lightner
la riche white toner
la riche white toner results
Hi Guys And Dolls !How is everyone this week ? I have had a really fast week this week i totally forgot about posting about my new hair colour ! 

I went on to the Website Hunt or Dye which i have had my eye on for ages as it has a lot of varieties of hair colour's and toners. I had a little look round and i found what i was looking for very easily and the description was very easily to follow . I bought La Riche Hair lightener in 30 vol as my hair was medium blonde in the first place it was £7.99 and i also got La Riches Semi permanent hair dye - white toner which was which is £3.95 a tub. Which is a bargain compared to price you would pay at a hair salon and the main thing for me is saving money i don't have time to go get my hair done with so many things going on :)

I put the la riche hair lightener on my hair for 20 minutes as i don't leave lighters on my hair any longer than that because of past experiences like making my hair fried ! It contained a the usual tint brush and mixing palette to make application a lot easier and took me just over 15 minutes  to apply to my hair unfortunately it did not cover all my hair so i would defiantly recommend buying 2 boxes if you have really thick hair like myself or if you have long hair also . After leaving it on for 20 minutes  i rinsed and shampooed my hair , towel dried my hair then applied the white toner which suggested 15 minutes so i followed the guidelines and left it for that long ! It needs to be applied which gloves and a tint brush also as you definatley want an even application unlike the lightner they was plenty of the white toner to cover my hair and even enough to use for another time .

My advice is you want to have blonde hair please make sure you can  take the long process if you have dark hair and defiantly should not be rushed and should be done in stages and always do a patch test 48 hour before using hair products on your hair.

So did it work ? well yes of course it did ! the only problem is the size of the lighter ! i would of liked more for your money but apart from that both combined together went really well and did not leave any brassy tones so i am very happy and the bonus is it is a cruelty free brand :)
What's your hair colour ?