Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Hello 2014!

With it being the New Year and all, I'm feeling a bit reflective; I thought I would just do a quick round up of 2013 as a little farewell as we sail into the unknown waters of 2014.

*May contain a few cheesy cliche's.*

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Merry Christmas!

Hi everybody!

Yes. I have been the most dire blogger that ever there was recently, sorry about that! Everything just got a little bit mad: I had exams, got a new job and have indulged in many a festive outing. But I refuse to let Christmas Eve go by without wishing you guys the merriest of all Christmases!

A few little updates!

Friday, 6 December 2013

Free Fashion Magazine!

Hi everyone!

Very brief post today. I got an email the other day about a new fashion magazine called Clique.

I was so excited when I read this! The idea is to create a free print magazine which is delivered to your door every month. The magazine works hand in hand with an app to make it the worlds first shoppable magazine. I don't know about you but I love having the actual physical magazine to flick through, but the use of the app is great and works well with the magazine, not against it. And did I mention it's free?


Sign up here!

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

10 Stocking Fillers Under £10 for Him!

As promised, to follow on from my last gift guide (which can be found here) and it's the turn of the boys! As before, all direct links have been added where possible, let me know what you think!

Thursday, 28 November 2013

10 Stocking Fillers under £10 for Her!

I did somewhat of a gift guide a few weeks ago for presents under £30 which were in the sales or had a special discount (you can see that here). However, some of them may well have expired now and I thought I would do a stocking fillers one this time! All items are under £10 at full price and I've put links where possible directly to the product if you want to buy it now.

Today it's for the ladies but I will do one for guys as well. Perfect for Christmas on a pretty tight budget!

Monday, 18 November 2013

Loving.... L'oréal Skincare

Hello my pretties, sorry for my lack of posting recently, if you follow me on Twitter or Facebook then you might know everything has been a little crazy recently and all my uni work has suddenly come at once and I'm getting ready to start a new job as well soon, so many apologies for forgetting about my blog for a couple of weeks!

Anyway, so today I am writing a little review on L'oréal (again, I know, they're just great at the moment!), but this time I'm going to review a few of my favourite skincare products.

First up is the 'Skin Perfection Purifying Cleansing Wipes'. To my knowledge, there are a couple of different types, but as you can see these are the 'Refresh and Rebalance' ones.

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Remember Remember the 5th of Novemer...

Happy Bonfire Night!

This is one of my favourite days of the year! Autumn is in full swing and the time has come to don your hats, gloves, scarves and coats, grab a burger, a hot chocolate and a sparkler, huddle together to watch fireworks and bonfires! 
Fireworks  Increase Your Followers On Pinterest  http://www.ninjapinner.com/idevaffiliate/idevaffiliate.php?id=212

Saturday, 2 November 2013

L'oreal Elvive Extraordinary Oil- Review!

I've never really been one for hair oil. I didn't really understand why you would put oil in your hair- surely that would make your hair greasy? But, after the surprise summer we had (I know, seems like a distant memory now!) my hair became much drier than usual. I have naturally very curly hair, so my hair is often dry and with the addition of the sun, I think it's safe to say my hair was as silky and nourished as straw.

I searched on many a beauty blog for some advice and it seemed the most common response was to get myself a hair oil, and so I finally began my quest to find the perfect one. I tried a couple out, but, after seeing it on offer in Superdrug, I picked up the L'oreal Elvive Extraordinary Oil.

Thursday, 31 October 2013

Happy Halloween!

This year, I was lucky enough to go to two Halloween events (none on actual Halloween though...) I went to the traditional house party and then a proper night out.

Now I don't know about you, but I find that house party and proper night out warrant different dress codes. The house party is a safe environment where the majority of people there will probably know you, so it's safe to go a bit further with your whole Halloween look. I'd like to point out now, I am not massively into Halloween; to be honest, I just like eating the sweets left over from the teeny amount of Trick or Treaters and watching Halloweentown, but I do love a good party and an excuse to dress up. This year my house party costume was a pirate. Initially, I was aiming for a bit of a dead Elizabeth Swann, instead I wound up looking more like a sleep deprived Jack Sparrow, which interestingly worked better than my first plan!

Just in case you fancy recreating (probably a much better) version of this, the details are all below!

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Discounts and Sales!

It's getting much nearer to that time of year again... yes. Christmas is coming. We can't deny it anymore. The Argos advert is on, Next has it's Christmas display up and the Christmas candles are out in force. There's just 10 short weeks to go until it's present swapping time, and we all know how much pain Christmas causes our bank accounts. After about 5 years of panic buying the week before Christmas, this year, I am starting my shopping early.

So, for this reason, I have be traipsing the internet all afternoon to find you guys as many discount codes, offers and sales as I can to make the present buying experience a little less painful and a little more organised.

But, first things first, before you go and buy anything for anyone, make yourself a list of some ideas for what to get people. I do this every year (I rarely stick to it, but I have the right intentions...) and, to make that a little less of a headache, I like to make mine pretty and festive, to put me in the spirit of things when I start my shopping. Also, set a budget for each person. If you're doing secret santa, keep it to a £5- £10 limit and try and make this the only novelty gift you buy! (I struggle with that every!) Personally, I tend to do £30 per parent and sibling, £10- £20 for my best friend and per grandparent and about £10 per housemate. Obviously, if you can get the perfect present for less then don't just buy loads of extra things, they won't know it was in the sale! Boring, but important stuff there!

So, to the fun bit. I'm going to pick a selection of gifts "For Him" and "For Her", all on offer, with a discount (not student, not all of you have that) or are in the sale. All items will be under £30.

I shall start with "For Him". I don't know about you guys, but buying for men is the baine of my life. I struggle so much!

Monday, 7 October 2013

Autumn and Winter Lip Favourites!

Now Summer has well and truly left us, it might be time to invest in some more seasonal lip colours! I'm talking reds, purples and the occasional neutral, to liven up a more autumnal wardrobe. I always get really excited when buying new lipsticks, especially when they are in a completely different shade to what I have been used to. With it being Summer, I have been wearing lots of bright and pale pinks but now it's time for a change!

Before I get into my favourite colour choices, it becomes even more imperative this time of year to ensure your lips are well mousturised before you apply your lipstick. To do that well, you need a good lip balm. I'm fairly sure most of you can guess which products I am going to suggest now. Yes, Maybeline Baby Lips. I'm not even sure why I love them so much, but I do and so does every other beauty blooger out there- they're really cheap too! But, if you do fancy a change, I also really love the MUA Power Pout Colour Intense Tint and Balms- they mousturise just as well but give you a flash of colour for the same price as a Baby Lips balm.

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Benefit Binge!

Last week, I was invited for a Benefit make over and pamper evening with 30% off all products and a cheeky glass of champagne! As you can imagine, a few accidents happened as a result! Thankfully, these very naughty splurges were evened out by the arrival of my student loan this week.

So, I've been using these products for a few days now and thought it was time to let you all know what my must haves are at the moment!

the POREfessional- £24.50

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Taming Frizz

Hi everyone!

As I mentioned in my last post, I have been buying a few too many beauty products lately. My hair is SO frizzy as it is naturally very curly, which means it gets dry and looks a bit like Mia Thermopolis pre- princess make over.

but worse.

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Fashion Union Wishlist!

Fashion Union is the website I discovered after a bad experience with Missguided. I came across a pair of shorts I loved when Fashion Union was advertised on a blog and I've loved it ever since. I have got myself that pair of shorts, 3 jumpers, a dress and a pair of heels from there in the last couple of months, so I was really excited to be given the opportunity to win a £500 voucher to spend on their website!

Here is a little compilation of some of my favourite pieces the site has to offer for this turn of the season. Trust me, I had a lot of trouble narrowing it down!

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Breaking Out!

A brief beauty review for you all today!

So I've been suffering from a bit of a break out recently, which is fortunately a rarity for me. I've been using the Superdrug sachet masks for ages, but I wasn't really using the full sachet so was getting a lot of waste, so I went hunting for a tube version. I found a little selection in Superdrug- they were all on offer and weren't massive tubes so if I didn't like it, there wasn't too much financial or physical waste.
Superdrug ExfoliatingMud Mask Raspberry

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Wrap up!

Sorry for being a little bit absent- I've been busy getting ready to move back to uni!

And so that familiar autumnal chill is definately in the air this week, bit of a shock to many peoples systems! My last post listed 5 reasons why Autumn and Winter are great and this is sort of like a follow on (if you didn't get a chance to see it, have a little look here).

I went shopping the other day and couldn't help but notice the massive amount of gorgeous jumpers there are this year! So I thought I would compile you a quick wish list of some of my favourites.  I've picked 3 expensive, 3 medium priced and 3 cheapy ones so there is something to suit everyones budgets!

NB: I'm an unashamed fan of the 'ugly' Christmas jumper. I just can't help but love them.

Prices L to R: £36.00, £42.00, £38.00
The first little selection comes from H! by Henry Holland at Debenhams. I've never really looked in this section before, but these cute little jumpers just caught my eye! They are so soft and cosy, I found myself putting them on my Christmas list! Very festive, a little pricey but there's 20% off them at the moment, so have a little look if any of these take your fancy!

Prices L to R: £26.00, £22.00, £15.00
These are all from Dorothy Perkins. A bit more reasonably priced and the middle one is so cute! The last one also comes in various other colours, but this is my favourite- I am a firm believer in not being able to accept it's A/W until I am wearing something burgundy. This one also comes in a very similar style with the same range of colours for £18. 

Prices L to R: £7.00, £5.00, £8.00
Although ASOS now stocks some Primark products, unfortunately these jumpers aren't included, so you'll have to get yourself down to a store and rummage around! (I've tried to take relatively decent photos of the three latest ones I have bought to show you). They're all pretty basic crew necks, but that's all I really wanted from Primark, although the grey one does have a lush criss-cross back! They're super cute if you pop on a little collared blouse underneath and poke the collar out (that's what I tend to do) and they come in LOADS of different colours. Perfect, purse friendly additions to your A/W wardrobe!  Although I did get them in a size bigger, just in case of any shrinking. The blue one is my favourite- the quality is much better than the pink and it's so soft and cosy!

I hope you enjoyed my little selection- obviously there are so many more but I didn't want to bore you too much with talk of jumpers! Although there are some particularly hideous-but-I-love-them Christmas jumpers in Primark.  A guilty part of me is slightly hoping Mum gets me one for a joke...

A little side note- I will be starting up a You Tube channel in the next few months so stay tuned for that and be sure to let me know of any videos you would like me to do! Don't forget to Like my page on Facebook and Follow my blog if you enjoyed this post!

Thanks for reading- hope you are all well! Have a lovely week!

Monday, 2 September 2013

Hello September!

So my friends, September has struck, the nights will be drawing in and before we know it, we'll all be decking the halls ready for Christmas and the snow will be falling, all around us (see what I did there? No? Oh...).

Autumn and Winter signal the end of our Summer here in the UK (if we've had one that is...) and, for me, I often think, well the years all down hill from here. I know many of you will also share this pessimistic thought; Winter goes on forever but Summer can be easily missed with a blink.

The Autumn and Winter blues last from September through til about April and we all unite in happiness when the sun appears and temperatures peak at about 10 degrees for the first time. But, aside from the rubbish weather, the majority of the day being in darkness and the extra weight we'll gain from either eating too much comfort food or wearing so many layers we hardly resemble our summer-selves anymore, these two dreaded seasons are actually the most exciting in most people's calendars. Sure, you might not be frolicking in a bikini on a beach in riduculous heat, but there is a lot to be happy about throughout some of the most 'depressing' months of the year.

Although it's been a lovely start to September, to try and boost the A/W morale, I thought we could all do with a few reasons to remember why A/W are great.

1. It's so so so pretty!
Even the biggest Sun Babies out there have to admit that, no matter where you are, it will always look so much better when splashed with turning leaves or with a sprinkle of snow.

All photos in this post taken from Pinterest

2. Fun and frolics!
It is no secret that this season harbours the most exciting and fun festivals of the year! You kick it all off with Halloween- dressing up badly and eating all the sweets humanly possible without judgement? Sold. A few days later you get Bonfire Night- pretty lights in the sky, sparklers and burgers, there's not really much not to like (unless you are vegetarian, but even then it's pretty great....). Our American friends get Thanksgiving and I get my Birthday and then the Daddy of all the holidays- Christmas! Now personally, I enjoy the build up slightly more than the actual day but still- food, crap telly, family, presents (don't pretend you don't love that part, I won't believe you), believing in Santa just for Christmas Eve cos you have the mass panic that maybe he actually does exist so you have to believe (...just me?) and those cheesy songs you know every word to and that you love to hate and hate to love. Once you've slept that off, it's time to see in the New Year, surrounded by friends and lots of alcohol (if you are over the legal drinking age obviously- please drink responsibly!).

3. Swapping your tea/coffee for hot chocolate with marshmallows.
This one is a lot less specific to me, I don't actually drink tea or coffee, but hot chocolate is always a winter warmer. Especially the honeycomb one they do in Costa. Oh. My. God. And at last, this is the time of year where you can buy as many as you like without feeling judged for not picking something healthier or colder or less fun, like an iced smoothie.

Mugs of hot chocolate all-round!
4. Great TV
Okay, so some of it isn't great, but it is perfect cold night in TV (X Factor, I'm looking at you!). It seems producers and writers and such like have caught on that people are less inclined to venture out into the depths of Winter, and so they all make the best TV around this time of year. Cue Downton, millions of returning comedies and loads of new dramas, not to mention all the Christmas specials. Get your Sky + ready! Get yourself a onesie, a sofa, a glass of wine, a blanket and the TV remote, light the fire and make yourself comfortable.

Cosy Fireplace

5. Finally, the clothes! 
Couldn't let a post pass without a mention of this. The clothes that come out every A/W are always 10x better than the Summer ones, well for me anyway. You can't beat a new coat, some jumpers and a cosy scarf. I love neutrals for A/W (how predictable, I know) and you really can't let A/W pass without a good pair of boots. Get shopping and get cosy!
I hope that banished those pre-Winter blues for some of you! I know it's not quite Winter yet and it's far too early to get excited for Christmas, but I'm trying to be more positive about the coming months because I really am not a fan of Winter! As many of you prepare to go back to school/uni/work after a hectic Summer, I hope this makes you feel excited about the time to kill until Summer returns!

Quote about fall, and one I personally find so true. I enjoy the flowers of spring, but give me the autumn leaves and I am in bliss

Happy September!

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Aztec Nails

Hello my lovlies! It's been a little while since I've posted anything about nails, so here is a cheeky little how to for you to feast your eyes over.

Aztec is arguably one of the key trends for summer every year, so why not channel it through nail art?

I had a little time the other day and thought I would try out my brand new Barry M Nail Art Pen.

Black Nail Art Pen, £4.99, Barry M
It took a little while to actually get any polish out of it, had to pump it a good few times on a tissue before it worked properly, which was quite annoying but in the end I got it working. It is worth knowing that, at the minute, this pen also comes in white and pink.


First of all, after my base coat, I painted my nails with Barry M's Ridley Road Textures Nail Paint, (the review can be found here). 

Once I let that dry, I experimented with painting aztec patterns on my nails and, after many variations, I came up with a pattern that was easy enough to do and looked quite nice, and here is the finished result!

Paint a quick top coat over the top to seal it and you're good to go! I will say, usung the pen over textured polish was harder than using it over normal nail paint, but I really like the colour! The pen was quite difficult to use, but that might be down to the textured polish. I will try it on normal polish and let you know!

What do you think? What patterns do you like to paint on your nails?

Just a cheeky little reminder- my blog now has it's own Facebook page- fancy! So click here to give it a like!

Also, I'm starting to get a little bit of bloggers block and don't wanna keep churning out the same content, so if there is anything you want me to blog about then please let me know!

Hope you're all okay!

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Ice Cream Cupcakes

My love for cupcakes is no secret. It is also clear that I love decorating them, possibly more than I enjoy eating them. The perfect party food- they are guarenteed to go down a treat and you know that if you take cupcakes to a party, you won't have to awkwardly pack them all back in your cake tin and take them back home afterwards.

My last cupcake post was my Rose and Vanilla Cupcakes. Today's cupcake recipe is these delicious ice cream cupcakes.

To make them you will need:

 2oz Baking Butter
2oz Caster Sugar
1 or 2 Eggs (2 is better)
Couple of splashes of Vanilla Essence 
3oz Self- Raising Flour
Cupcake Cases
Icing Sugar
Baking Butter
Vanilla Essence 
Choice of Treat Sauces

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Cute Birdhouse Gift

Every week or so, a couple of companies come into my work and leave us a selection of books, gifts and cute homeware. There's normally one or two things that I quite like, but a couple of weeks ago I came across this adorable novelty birdhouse!


It's a little different and by no means your average gift, but I just thought it was too cute to pass up and for just £6.50 I just couldn't help myself! You can get away with just using it in your house for decorative purposes or you can stick some protective spray on it and hang it in a tree in the garden. The attention to detail is amazing- there's even a mini satellite dish on top!

I thought it was a really lovely, quite different gift for my Nan for Christmas. I know, I know, it's only August, bit keen! Thankfully, my Nan doesn't have a computer, let alone internet access, so the surprise will remain intact until Christmas morning.

It is so cute, I just had to share! You can get them on ebay and various other websites, just give 'novelty caravan birdhouse' a Google and see what you can find.

Have a lovely day!

Monday, 19 August 2013

Soap and Glory: Thick and Fast- Mascara Review

Normally, I am a one-brand girl when it comes to mascara. I have been using Benefit Bad Gal Lash since about 2008 and have never looked back. Until this Summer when mine ran out and I didn't have the cash or time to go and replace it. I was forced to rifle through my big stash of toiletries for uni and came across Thick and Fast by Soap and Glory. I'm a die hard Soap and Glory fan so I was quite happy to give it a go but had hardly any expectations, but I was so impressed.

I've heard mixed reviews about the S&G make-up range so I was surprised when this product worked so well.

L: Thick and Fast, R: no mascara
I'm quite lucky to have fairly long eyelashes anyway, but when I applied this mascara for the first time, I was asked if I was wearing falsies. Then when I did stick a pair on, no one noticed because my lashes looked the same. Considering it came in one of the S&G gift sets I got for Christmas and so was technically free, I was really happy with the result. It's also only £10, which is cheaper than my usual brand, and if you hurry, you can catch a '2 for £15' offer on selected S&G cosmetics at Boots!

What mascaras do you recommend? What do you think of this one?

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Attention Freshers!

Many of you would have got that little brown envelope last Thursday (or in July if you, like I was last year, are an IB kid). For a lot of you, that little envelope held your golden ticket into university in September! For those of you brave enough to venture straight into the world of work, treat this post as the ultimate pay day wishlist, for those future freshers among you, this is a selection of the things you will most definately NEED at university.

If you are anything like I was last year, you will feel like an entire new wardrobe is needed for uni. So you will head for Primark and buy everything in the shop and then have nowhere to pack it, nowhere to store it when you are at uni and the millions of items you purchased before uni will probably be quite poor quality. I did this last year and regretted it massively when my entire wardrobe basically fell apart within the first few weeks because I had gone for quantity over quality.

After a year at university, I finally think I have got the must have uni wardrobe nailed. So, I have put together the items I think you definately need to invest in while you still have access to mum/dads bank account and while you are still willing to spend the money (trust me, when you get your student loan you will be studying your bank account religiously everyday).

This is not going to be a cheap list, but if you play it right, these items should last you long enough that you won't need to replace them for at least a year- they are definitely investment pieces.

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Fruit Sundae's: Nice and Not Remotely Naughty!

You may or may not have heard me mention my recent health-kick, so far I haven't been a complete failure but I am finding the sweet cravings hard to tackle. This is mind, I thought there just had to be a way for me to get my sugar fix and not feel like I need to just eat leaves for the next few days.

Last night I came up with the perfect solution! Fruit Sundae's. Possibly one of the nicest and feel good desserts I have ever eaten, and it perfectly fuilfills that infuriating sugar craving, without having you reaching for the Ben and Jerry's.

If you wanted to have a bash at one yourself, here's a brief how-to:

You will need:

 -Choose your fruit
-Grab a couple of fat free yoghurts (I've gone for strawberry and vanilla)
- Get some Granola- mine is crunchy nut granola with chocolate and hazelnuts
-Sauce (mine is chocolate)

1. I started by swirling some chocolate sauce into the glasses. Then I popped them into the fridge for the sauce to set while I chopped my fruit.

2. I washed and chopped my strawberries first, then popped them in a bowl with 2 tbs of sugar because I often find strawberries to be a little sour (and these were Sainsbury's Basics, so had check they were sweet!) and then I popped them into the fridge as well.

3. I continued to chop most of my fruit up. After 10/15 mins of chopping, grab your glasses from the fridge and start layering up! I started with a dollop of yoghurt and then added some fruit (don't forget your strawberries!), then granola. I followed this pattern until my glass was full then added a final sprinkle of granola and a drizzle of sauce to finish. 

4. And voila! 

 A few tips:

- I found that this size glass was just too big, today I made a similar thing with just peaches and vanilla yoghurt with granola and sauce in a much smaller glass and it was so much better!

- Ensure all your fruit compliments each other- I used a lot of different fruits as an experiment but I found that some just didn't work together.

- If you do use treat sauce, maybe use it throughout some of the layers as well for an extra sweet kick!

It's never gonna be a TGI's Oreo Sundae substitute but it will cure the more frequent sugar cravings!

What do you think?

On another note, you can now like Princesses and Pink Champagne on Facebook by clicking here.

Happy Saturday!

Friday, 16 August 2013

I've been nominated for the Liebster Award!

Hello lovely readers! Hope you are all having a fabulous week!

I got a nice little comment from the lovely Bridie from 'Young and Foolish Happiness' to say I'm one of the bloggers she's nominated for the Liebster Award which is incredibly exciting! I'm still a fairly new blogger so this is a huge deal! It's wonderful to know that you aren't just writing to yourself- there are people who are reading and enjoying what you have to say which, for an aspiring journalist, is a bit of an ego boost.

For those who don't know what the Liebster Award it, it's an award for bloggers with less that 200 followers. The aim of the award it to put these smaller blogs on the map and get them some more followers which is such a nice idea.

So here's the deal:
  • If nominated, you have to answer 11 questions, set by the blogger who nominated you. 
  • In turn, you must provide 11 new questions for your nominees to answer.
  • You must link back to the person who nominated you.
  • You must answer all 11 questions set by whoever nominated you.
  • You must choose 11 bloggers to nominate, all with fewer than 200 followers.
  • You must go to your nominee's blogs and notify them that you have nominated them
The questions Bridie gave me were:

Monday, 12 August 2013

The Silver Linings Playbook

Ok. Hands up. I watched the film before reading the book. Schoolgirl error I know, but after seeing Jennifer Lawrence get an Oscar for her performance and because Bradley Cooper was just in it, I had to see it. Then the book was in the bargain bin in Sainsbury's (like every book I end up reading) and I thought why not.

For the minority who haven't seen the film or read the book, (although they are quite a bit different from each other which was a surprise...) it explores the life of Pat Peoples, post mental institution, and his efforts to win back his ex wife after 4 years of 'apart time' and then shows how he tries to move on with his life and better himself.

Pat is such a loveable protagonist you almost don't care what he's done to end up in this position (although you are a tad curious until the last 50 pages or so when it is finally revealed). He has a frosty relationship with his father and is a die hard Eagles fan, so there is a lot of man-sport-speak that I didn't quite get but it doesn't matter if you don't know what he's on about, it's his love for his family and friends in connection with his love for his team that matters (bit of a jumbled way of phrasing but if you give it a read, you'll know what I mean!).

It takes a pretty long time to meet the equally messed up Tiffany, the character that won Jennifer Lawrence an Oscar. Once they meet, they start running silently together and eating a shared bowl of raisin bran in a diner every now and again. It was a massive effort for me to accept Jennifer Lawrence as playing Tiffany because she is so young, but Tiffany is in her late 20's/early 30's, so if you've seen the film, you might have trouble getting your head around the age thing. But the way their relationship evolves is really intriguing.

The story is really quite beautiful. It's not funny, but there are some parts where you can't help but let out a little giggle to yourself. It's a bit Curious Incident come One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, but the story is more uplifting that either of those, hence the title. Parts are really quite sad in a way, but it put me in a good mood everytime I read a chapter (chapters which are wonderfully short I might add).

If the fact that Bradley Cooper played him in the movie isn't enough to make you fall in love with Pat, give it a read and I can almost guarentee you will fall in love with his character (post reinvetion obviously, before he went into the 'bad place' he was a right piece of work). The only thing I didn't love about the book was that it's all written in the present tense, but that's always been a little pet hate of mine. Like I said, actually quite different from the movie in terms of plot so give them both a go.

Have you read this book? What did you think?
Have a lovely day!

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Getting Lippy!

And so my obsession with MUA continues. I recently had a bit of a Superdrug spree and my goodies included a couple of lipsticks for just £1 each so I figured, for the good of womankind (and my fellow students), I had to share these little diamonds with you.

It is no secret that I own pretty much half of the MUA range, but for whatever bizarre reason, this was the first time I had bought any of their lipsticks.

(L-R) Shade 15 and Shade 3

Monday, 5 August 2013

Literary Emoprium

I love books. I love fashion. I love jewellery. So I'm sure you can't even begin to fathom my excitement when I was browsing the interweb, on the hunt for some gorgeous new jewellery and I came across this blinder of a website. Literary Emporium is a website that sells products based on books. It doesn't get much better than that.

They sell other bits and bobs but my favourite section was definitely the jewellery one. Each necklace has a little charm on it and the packaging of that necklace comes with a supporting quotation from a book. Such an adorable idea and the necklaces are beautifully simple and subtle. And the quotation often doubles up as a wee bit of life advice which we could all do with now and then, and it gives your shiny new piece of neck candy a meaning that only you understand. Simple, relateable pieces that really brightened my day!

I've selected some of my favourite pieces for you to have a gander at. Give the website a look- such a good find! http://www.literaryemporium.co.uk

All £12.00

There aren't hundreds of necklaces on the website but it was still so difficult to choose just 4 to share with you! They are all lovely and prices range from about £12.00 up to about £14.00 which I think is pretty reasonable for such a unique piece.

What do you think of my choices? Don't forget to check them out!