Sunday, 25 November 2012

OOTD: Sunshine

T-shirt: KIGH via Ebay (£2.18!)| Leggings: Tesco| Denim shirt: Primark via my sister| Platform trainers: Vintage from when I was 11 years old!| Bag: Tarina Tarantino
Yes, I decided to be crazy and wear the Spice Girl trainers that I have stored away for the past 14 years!

Today I've had a chilled out day. Woke up, had some yummy Quorn stew and dumplings, then had a little drive to Ironbridge. My sister took her CV in to the amazing little place that is Queenie's Cupcakery and we had a little browse around the lovely gift boutiques of Ironbridge.
The River Severn is flooding at the moment, so it's quite strange both on the drive there and when walking along the Wharfage, as the river is so high to the roads and paths! Scary.
I'm now doing a little more chilling, listening to music, before getting ready for what looks to be a very exciting night tonight!
I'm off to my favourite place in town, The Yorkshire House. Tonight, The Ministry Consumes Pasties are doing their monthly DJ set, which is always great fun. I've booked the day off work tomorrow, so I can really enjoy myself tonight and have *cough cough* a few Jack Daniel's and Diet Cokes...
...and then throw some crazy shapes with my partner in drunken fun, Sally.
The Bird is The Word aka Surfin' Bird by The Trashmen (made famous by Peter Griffin of Family Guy) will forever make me laugh of memories of our last MCP night together :)
I can't wait for tonight!!


Monday, 19 November 2012

Frontcover Cosmetics Dark Arts Nail Kit

A while back, I attended (and blogged about) Frontcover Cosmetics AW12 launch party.

After the event, I was contacted by Lekha of Gloss Communications, on behalf of Frontcover and informed that I would be sent one of the new kits to try out and review. Very exciting.

I was happy when I discovered that I had been sent the Dark Arts nail kit. This was definitely the most popular kit of all the new collection and went down a storm at the launch. And as a lover of nail art, this kit is perfect for me!

Inside The Box 

4 Nail Polishes
1 Clear Top Coat
3 Sets of Bespoke Printed Nail Stickers
1 Nail Art Brush
 4 NEW Nail Decoration in Pots
NEW Dotting Tool
Orange Stick
Mini Tweezers
Nail File
Nail Art Glue

As always, Frontcover’s kits are high quality, with detailed how-to’s, tips and photos to demonstrate what you can create using the products in the kits. A great gift for any beauty fan (or as a little self-treat!).

With nail art being a big thing this year (even outselling lipstick as the no.1 recessionary purchase!), this kit has everything a girl needs to keep on trend.

Here's my attempt at one of the looks from the kit, V-Point.
And here are the Laser Cut Leather nail wraps that I had done at the launch.

There are so many other kits from the AW12 collection that I would love to try, Kissogram being one of the top ones for me, being a lover of lipstick.

RRP £25. Available online, or on QVC TV (on certain occasions when the lovely ladies of Frontcover are on there). No longer available in Boots.

Past collections are also available on the Frontcover website and if you buy this Dark Arts kit, you will now get a free Rainbow of Colours kit (worth £16). OFFER ENDS WEDNESDAY 21ST NOVEMBER.

Are you a Frontcover fan?
Have you tried Frontcover’s kits?


Disclaimer: Product kindly sent to me by Frontcover Cosmetics to review, following the launch event that I attended in London. I love nail art!

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Hershesons Batiste Dry Shampoo

'Hershesons have teamed up with Batiste in a clever and creative new collaboration for 2012. Batiste, the ultimate dry shampoo is the perfect hair care product to refresh your locks and give your hair volume and body without needing to wash.
The cute polkadot can will look great on your dressing table - it's a limited edition Hershesons update on the best selling, classic beauty product which is every girl's essential hair saviour.'
- Hershesons website.

I was recently sent Batiste's new Limited Edition Hershesons dry shampoo to try out, very exciting.

The pretty polkadot can contains is the Original Batiste variant.

As with all Batiste products, this has worked wonders to revive my hair in times of dullness or when it needs a little freshen up.

As a hoarder, I will most probably end up keeping the can once I have finished with the's too pretty to throw away!

Retails at £5.50 (200ml) and is available at Hershesons salons, or online. Though buying online means paying postage, which is £5.95.

Good news! ASOS stock Hershesons Batiste and offer free standard delivery.

Are you a Batiste fan?
I've got reviews on a couple more of Batiste's new dry shampoos to come soon, so check back for those :)


Disclaimer: Product kindly sent to me to try out by Batiste. I am a big fan of Batiste and use their dry shampoos very often. All opinions are 100% honest.

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Life's Little Updates

Hello, Hi, Howdy :)

It's been some time...

Lots going on in my life of recent times; holiday, my grandad's passing, funeral and wake, redundancy risk at work (ok now), money problems, good times, bad times, drunk times, life.
(and too much thinking about tattoos...)

Blogging has been at the back of my mind, though not forgotten, as I'm always thinking 'I must blog/I need to blog about this and that'.

This post is just a little update, sharing some things and all that.

Firstly, Halloween has been and gone. We spent 6 hours travelling home from our holiday in Great Yarmouth and after a nap, I really wasn't feeling up for going out but didn't want to miss Halloween.

I went as Beetlejuice (or Beetlejuicy, maybe...)

The following day was Day of the Dead. I had the day off, a lazy day. So I woke up and painted my face, as you do...
I was then gutted to find out this week, that I had been invited to Schwarzkopf's Ultra Brights event, which was on that Thursday and I could have gone, as I was off work but didn't see the email until this week, so gutted about that!

On to the hair...
The Raspberry Rebel has faded out a lot now, after about 10+ washes.
I am once again rocking multi-coloured hair but am still getting compliments, strange.

Just a holiday snap:
I felt like Ariel for a moment :)

Download Festival
More announcements came this week...
I was already extremely happy with the headline acts: Slipknot, Iron Maiden and Rammstein.
Then they announced:
Queens of the Stone Age, Thirty Seconds To Mars, THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM, Motorhead, HIM and Alice in Chains
and one extra on Scuzz TV...
A Day To Remember!!! This made me (and a lot of people, judging on comments and the UK Twitter Trending!) very very happy. I love ADTR.
Some good acts announced, I did a sad little scream and got all 2007 me excited when they said 30 Seconds to Mars. I've seen them 8(?) times in the past, 5 in 2007 when I first discovered them. I've met the band (Hello, Jared Leto!!) a few times, one of my best memories. and I've been impatiently awaiting them to return with tour and new material. I CAN NOT WAIT.

So, tonight I fell asleep on my bed, then came online to discover a few exciting things...

1. Disney have a new Wizard of Oz movie out, Oz The Great and Powerful. March 8th 2013 UK people :)


So, I've planned my trip online, haha! £1672.35 each for 2 people, 2 weeks in July (my birthday included!!), including flights, Little Mermaid room and 14 day Disney Ultimate Park Pass. I NEED TO GO.

3. Talia Castellano, YouTube.
I've just watched a couple of videos but plan to watch more when I have some time.
Talia is 13 years young and fighting 2 types of cancer; MDS and Nueroblastoma. She describes makeup as her 'wig', a way of making her happy and inspiring others.
Truly inspirational and a beautiful girl, check out her YouTube channel.

That's all for now, hope you are all well.

I've got some Batiste reviews to get up, so I'll try get those on this week :) YAY for new Batiste!