Friday, 18 April 2014

Pound Shop Beauty Buys Haul ♥

Last weekend I went into Bedford town centre instead of my usual shops in Milton Keynes, and I came away with loads of new goodies! They have a Poundland, Pound World, and a 99p Store in Bedford, and for once I actually didn't pick up anything in Poundland, but got lots from the other two stores. I don't usually like the 99p Store as I used to find it really tacky and it doesn't help the store in Bedford is underground, dark, cramped, and has an odd smell. But I'm glad I persevered into the cave shop as I got some great beauty bargains! They also had China Glaze shatter nail polishes for 50p in the 99p Store, and lots of Barry M (odd colours) stuff in Pound World.

I've mentioned these a couple of times before, these Eylure pre-glued lashes are a steal at only £1 from Pound World! I adore them, they are my favourite false lashes ever as they're so much easier to use as you don't need to mess about with glue. They're also perfect for me as they're not too long and fake but still look glamorous and natural. I noticed this time they had a couple of different styles, one thick and one more natural, so I picked up both pairs! Amazing, definitely highly recommend these. They're £5.50 online!

I have actually been looking for a new moisturiser, and I stumbled upon this hidden away in the 99p Store (RRP approx. £9). It's the L'oreal Revitalift Protection Fluid. It comes in Japanese packaging, but with the ingredients listed on the back. It's described as a UV block make up base with SPF 35. I've been using this for over a week now and I'm really happy with it. Although it comes out of the tube in a bit of a funny colour, it keeps my skin smooth and moist.

I don't know too much about Coppertone but I've seen it featured in a few places, so I assume it is a good brand so picked this up! It's an SPF 4 tanning spray (sun cream), that is waterproof and sandproof, and it sprays on clear. They had tonnes of this stuff in the 99p Store, all different types and I think some fake tan too. I think it's being sold cheaply as this is Japanese packaging again, and it also seems to have recently been repackaged. This is usually $10 per can so a good deal! 

I've also recently been looking for a new pair of eyelash curlers as my trusty No. 7 ones from Boots are a bit worn out now. I saw this pair in Pound World and on closer look, they are the Virgin Vie ones, RRP 6. Unfortunately, they are really really rubbish. They don't have a spring in them so they don't really do anything unless you really force them. Don't buy these!

These 3 hair bits are all from the 99p store. I thought I'd give the two permanant hair dyes a go as I usually use Poundlands own brand anyway, and these are proper brands; Garnier Color Naturals and Schwarzkoph Mousse Color. I also have tried the Schwarzkoph got2b dry shampoo (RRP £3) before and it's just as good if not better than Batiste, and such a good deal!

And finally, not a beauty product, but this cute silicone Easter egg mould is from Pound World! I've made some little Easter treats in it :)

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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Holiday Dresses from Miss Guided ♥

Another little holiday OOTD post for you, check out these two gorgeous summer dresses I received from Miss Guided. My holiday feels like forever ago already, I only got back last week! And I'm definitely back on the fitness now I'm home, as I ate so much on holiday I have put on loads of weight.. eek.

Anyway, gingham is a new trend I wanted to try out this season, and I thought this adorable pink skater dress was perfect for me! I love the shape of the dress, which has a flared skater skirt and capped sleeves, because the waist nips in nicely. It also has a deep V-neck which I quite like, despite not being very busty, and it's got a cute little row of buttons going p the front too. I wore this out on our first day exploring and we visited Playas De Las Americas and walked along the beach. I also wore it on our last day because I love it so much, when we went out for dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe. It's quite short, but as a holiday dress I think it's just fine! I simply wore it with some white sandals I bought from Primark last year. 

The second dress is a monochrome floral dress with a daisy print. Again, it's skater style (big skirt to cover up my big bum) as this is my preferred type of dress, and this one is a little bit longer. I wore this out for dinner one evening, and teamed it with a little cropped black cardigan and the same white sandals. It has an unusual strappy back, which unfortunately I didn't manage to get a photo of, but I really like the style of it, and the shiny round buttons down the front.   

Sorry about the photos by the way... Liam isn't a photographer boyfriend!

 Dress: MissGuided | Sandals: Primark (old) | Bag: Primark (old)

Dress: MissGuided | Cardigan: Primark | Sandals: Primark | Watch: Marc Jacobs | Nail Polish:  Azure Amore 17 Gel Colour

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Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Springtime Wishlist ♥

Today has been such a lovely day (weatherwise anyway!) it's got me in the mood for summer suddenly! I can't wait for all these Bank Holidays coming up, I just want to chill out and enjoy the nice sunshine! It's probably not quite Pimms and picnic weather just yet, but a few pretty things have caught my eye for spring time. 

Most of them are floral (obviously) and I literally am dying for everything on this wishlist, especially the amazing floral bra set from Matalan (which I'm about to purchase any second now!). Also how perfect would that cupcake cushion be for my bedroom? Dunelm have some gorgeous items in at the moment; and last week I bought that little post box I featured in my last wishlist post! It's now up on my bedroom wall to keep my 'to do' paperwork in. The floral jug is also a Dunelm find, which I think would look beautiful filled with spring time daffodils. 

I love the cute little acrylic wine glasses from Cath Kidston, but they're a little pricey at £5 each admittedly. I wonder if they will appear at the outlet shop! The dress is also a complete beauty, and I'd love to wear something like that to Liams Army pass out parade in the summer. In a very similar print to the dress is this duvet cover that I've been wanting for years from Ikea. It's the Rosali print which everyone seems to believe is a CK design, but I'm pretty sure it's not. And finally, last but not least is this adorable cat face watch from The Watch Hut. It's a Marc Jacobs design from the 'critters' range.. how cute!

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Monday, 14 April 2014

Giveaway: Win Marc Jacobs Sunglasses ♥

Today I've got another exciting giveaway for you! Sunglasses Shop has been kind enough to offer a pair of Marc Jacobs sunglasses as a prize to one of my lucky readers. I featured my own pair of Marc Jacobs glasses in a recent holiday outfit of the day post. You can chose which pair you'd like from their Marc by Marc Jacobs range (up to £104). Perfect for if you have a glamorous holiday coming up this summer!  

Just enter via the Rafflecopter below.. good luck!

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