Monday, 27 September 2010


Just wanted to say hi to my new followers!!! so HIII!! *waves*
Thankyou so much for following me, it means a lot

Saturday, 25 September 2010

bag lust!!!!

The bags i am currently lusting after :-)
Pauls Boutique Amy bag
A Miu Miu bag - not sure which one haha, but i saw a girl in Starbucks today with THE nicest Miu Miu bag and i got serious bag envy ;-)
Louis Vuitton Damier Azur speedy 35
Louis Vuitton monogram speedy 35



my beautiful girls

Above - Annalise Brooke, my stunning clever unique daughter (9 on october 25th)
Below - Madison Amber Rose- my beautiful funny cheeky daughter (turned 3 on september 13th)
I love my daughters more than life itself.


Happy 3rd birthday!!!

My beautiful little girl turned 3 on september 13th. I love her sooooo much it hurts!! There she is, enjoying her cakey on her papa's lap, oh i love her so!
Here is the birthday cake i made her. It is vanilla victoria sponge with pink vanilla buttercream icing and little pink white and yellow wafer flowers. Excuse the mess around the cake, i was in an absolute baking frenzy, as i had to do a massive fruit and nut cake for my dad's birthday at the same time (his is on the 18th) and we were all going down to my partners family's house the next day (as it was his dad's b'day on the 8th aswell!!!!) so it was a triple celebration! And i had had only 2hours sleep the night before and things were manic haha!!!

You can see all the icing sugar and baking paraphenalia all over the table!!

Mini ELF haul

Hi everyone!

I ordered some bits of the ELF website for the first time the other day. My order came in about 2 days which was really great, much faster than i expected!

I ordered
1) Eyebrow stencils (think they were £1.50) - these are great, as i really have trouble with my eyebrows, and these just lend a helping hand, although they do tend to make your eyebrows very thick, so i still need to customise to a certain degree.

2) small angle brush £3.50. I asm slightly dissapointed with this. I mean it's a good brush and all, but it's a bit too 'bushy'. I am desperate to find an angled brush that is razor thin, to do my eyebrows - any suggestions??

3) Shimmering facial whip in Toasted £1.50. This is lovely, very pigmented and goes on great. I have already used it on my eyes, lips and face (haha)

4) Lipstick in Natural Nymph. £3.50 - A great nude, very very creamy and goes on smooth, but very light. Is great over the top of a slightly darker lipstick or liner. Not drying or cakey like Barry M 101, which i really do not like!

5) Cream eyeliner in black. £3.50 - The black ones come with a small angled brush to apply, but again, this brush is waaaay too fluffy. Haven't tried the eyeliner yet, but have swatched it on my hand - seems fine, but can't comment on staying power, etc til i have tried it properly

What about you? what have you bought from ELF, and what do you think of it?

Until next time

Supermarket sweep!

This is what i picked up at my local Sainsburys today. I absolutely adore this 'love' sign, it has a beautiful shimmer to it. The oil burner was bought primarily for my caramel Yankee Candle - not too keen on the bronzey colour, but it was that or red, and i really don't like red anything, so there you go.
Love sign £6.00
Oil burner £3.50
Caramel Yankee candle £1.05

Until next time



Please excuse the black sack in the background - it is clothes for charity hahaha.
Okaaay so here is my ouftit
Ruched shoulder black jumper £8.00 from George @ Asda
Denim skirt with charms - Oasis
Grey army/military boots - Ebay
This is my little necklace from Asda (pearl and bow earrings to match) £5.00

Au revoir mon Amis

quick FOTD

Getting very annoyed with this blogger as it only EVER lets me upload 2 pics per post - anyone know why?? so please excuse yet another dis-jointed post. Here goes. Above is a picture of my eye (obvs)...i am wearing..
1) Rimmel excellerator mascara,
2) Maybelline special eyes eyeliner
On my face i have
1) Revlon photo ready foundation
2)ELF shimmering facial whip in Toasted
On my lips i have
1) Rimmel Exxagerate lipliner in Addiction
2) ELF Natural Nymph
3) ELF shimmering facial whip in toasted

Outfit post will follow!!


Thursday, 23 September 2010

Oh how i love thee!

Wow!!! i REALLY want these heeled biker boots! The above ones are by Tory Burch and cost an astonishing $ yeah...shan't be getting those :-(

But the ones below i found on Ebay (good old Ebay) for a very reasonable £29.99!! So maybe my budget can stretch to those ones!!

What do you think? which pair do you prefer?

Adios amigos
Until next time

But the ones below i found on Ebay (good old Ebay) for a very reasonable £29.99!! So maybe my budget can stretch to those ones!!

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Fake designer bags - your views?

This is a post i feel compelled to write, and i would love to hear all your views on the subject.
Ok, here goes..


Ok, now that is out in the open, lets get down to what really bothers me.

There seems to be a massive stigma around buying fake designer handbags. Almost Nazi like. People react with such fury and have such a 'hoity toity' view on people who use fake designer handbags.
Most of these people will say it's due to them being illegal, or that it's because they are produced in awful conditions, mostly by children.
Now, i am in NO WAY condoning this, but before people get high and mighty, let me ask you this question:
Do you shop in Primark? If you answered yes (which i'm guessing most people will), have you ever wondered who produces the unbelievably cheap clothes for that store? That's right - children from 3rd world countries, forced to work in appalling conditions. But you will all still shop there, right?
In fact, most of our produce, be it clothes, electricals, shoes, etc, will all have been produced by factory workers in 3rd world countries, some of them children.
Please understand, my point is NOT to say 'oh well, everything is produced in this manner, why worry about the fake designer handbags'. No no no. My point is that deep down, i don't really believe that the people who take such offence to others who use fakes, really care about the conditions in which the bags are made.
In my personal opinion, people take such offence because they have maybe saved to buy a beautiful genuine designer bag (and good for you) and they get pissed off when they see other people walking around with a £20 rip off version. Lots of fakes are so good, you cannot even tell they are fake, so it's understandable that people would get pissed off they have paid £400 and up for virtually the same bag.

But let me tell you why and how i buy fakes.

1) i am EXTREMELY fickle. I will obssess over something for say, a month, googling pictures (most recently it's been the Chanel 255 flap bag), drooling over images of the bag. I want it now. I need it now, etc etc. But i am a mother of 2 young children, and there is no way i could EVER afford it.
So i found a knock off one on Ebay. Paid £17 for it. And although i love it,and wll use it for ages, my initial desire and lust for it has worn off. So thank f**k i didn't pay £2000 for it, or whatever the price is.
2) it is not just designer stuff i get this with - it's anything. It may be a pair of boots from River Island. My desire for a designer bag has really nothing to do with it being 'designer' per se, it's just another thing i am obssessing over at the time.
3) I have never bought a fake designer bag direct from a seller, just from someone selling their fake on through Ebay.

Right now i am obsessing over a Louis Vuitton Speedy 35, which i MUST have, but can't afford, so i will find someone selling on one of their fakes on Ebay. I can guarantee i will be 'over' it in the next month.

And on another note, i couldn't care less if i am 'harming the designers'. Jeeeezuz, do you really think bloody Coco Chanel or Louis Vuitton care if some mum of two kids in croydon buys a knock off bag for £30 from ebay?? i don't think so. They are far too busy living it up in Paris, or Milan or wherever.
For me, it's not about the status the designer bag gives me, it's just because i like the bag. In fact, i have only recently (i'd say in the past year) bought any 'designer' bags and i am 30!
This post is purely because since entering the world of fake designer bags, i have (well, online anyway) encountered such absolute fury from people who think anyone sporting such fake goods is the devil incarnate.
But if i want to buy a fake, that's up to me.
If you think it looks cheap and tacky, and you saved up £400 for yours, well good for you.

Now i know the whole issue goes much much deeper, but i'm just so so shocked at the views people have on fake designer goods.

So, in conclusion, i owuld like to leave you with these two points...
In your opinion, what is the more socially and economically damaging of the two? What really makes you feel just so disgusted at human kind and how messed up the world is? when there are starving children in the world, this kind of greed is allowed to go on?

1) i buy a fake Chanel handbag from Ebay for £17

2) Victoria Beckam owns a Mulberry handbag in every colour to the tune of 1 million pounds (this is true)

Answers on a postcard please

Friday, 17 September 2010

my new winter boots!!

How nice please?!
My new boots for winter. I've already worn them every day since i got them. Super comfy and go with everything
£39.99 from ebizzle.
Am going to do a post tomorrow on the fantastically beautiful pair of nude flats i got from Tescos and the jumper to match :-)

Until next time

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Miley Cyrus/Max Azria clothes at Asda OMG!!

Grrrrr as usual i have uploaded the pictures in the wrong order, so please bare (bear/bare?) with me...
Well, today i went to Asda and in the teenage range i spied some clothes designed by Miley Cyrus and Max Azria. Now i am by no means a small adult,(i am approx size 12-14) but when i saw this top and leggings i swooped them up in size large and bobs your uncle, they only bloody fit!!
The leggings are full length with little square studs all down the outside of the legs. Not teeny-bopper-ish at all, quite rock chick, really!. They are also SUPER soft and stretchy and fit perfectly (although they are a bit long, seeing that i am only 5ft1)
And when i saw this top, i new i had to have it. It is a gorgeous pink, almost long enough to wear on it's own over leggings, but i will team it with a stretchy black mini. It has an almost army type print on it, but also slightly tigerish looking. It is very thin, and the sleeves are really long, which i love. I will wear a pink or white stretchy vest top underneath as it's quite see - through.

The leggings where only £9.00 and the top was only £7.00, and it's safe to say i am pretty chuffed with them!

Until next time

mini haul!!!

Hi guys! hope you are all well and happy! This post is just a mini haul of the things i have picked up today.
Okay, so first up is this very cute 'Louis Vuitton' bag. I found this in my local Oxfam shop for only £6.99. I am under no illusions that it is a real Louis, but i think it's very lovely and the money went to a good cause.
Then i went to Tescos and picked up this GORGEOUS Rimmel nail polish in the colour Beige Babe.

As soon as i saw it i new i had to have it. It's a more intense version of Beige Style by Rimmel, and slightly darker than Nails Inc Mink (both of which i adore). I only painted one nail, just to show you.
The application was quite streaky and i had to apply 3 coats, which i don't really like, as it feels like nail varnish (or 'marnish' as my almost -3- year -old calls it) never really dries properly, and chipping is more likely to occur. However, the colour is fab, i really love it and think it's great for autumn.
First pic is with flash, one below is without flash. I think the true colour is somewhere in between the two (my lighting is very poor)
Also in Tescos i got Rimmel Lash Accelerator mascara in black (obvs).
It says ...''Advanced, ultre lengthening formula for beautifully long, remarkably strong lashes''.

It is apparantly a mascara with 'grow lash complex'

I shall do a review on this in the next couple of days.

THEN! i went to Asda (don't ask, it's been a looong day) and i got these simple diamondy studs for £1.00...aaaaaand some fab Miley Cyrus (i know!!) clothes - post on that coming up!!

Afterwards we popped to my sisters and she had bought two cans of Batiste Dry shampoo as it was only £1 in Superdrug, and she very kindly gave me the Blush can.
I am, amazingly, a dry shampoo virgin, as i have never seen the point before (i wash my hair every other day and that suits me fine) so i never really let it get that greasy.
But i really wanted to give it a go as i've read some beauty bloggers use it for backcombing their hair, and mine is so super fine, i could do with a bit of grippage!!
Aaaannnyyyywaaaay, that was my rambly blog, hope you guys enjoyed

Until next time


Tuesday, 7 September 2010


So here we go guys, a little outfit of the day for you! I went out with my sister to see my brother play. It was his forst time playing with his other band, and the gig was amazing!! He sang with his girlfriend too. It was really brilliant!!!
So anyway, above is a picture of my hand (obvs). Round my wrist i have a beautiful sparkly black vintage necklace from my mum.
I have my CUTE Hello Kitty ring on which i bought (weirldy enough) when i went to Kenley Aerodrome to watch an airshow last month. There were a few stalls and i spotted a lady selling these for £1.00!
I think my black and silver ring is from Dorothy Perkins, and i don't remember where my silver thumb ring is from.
And this is what i wore
My baggy off the shoulder top from River Island (says Musicians wanted, apply within - thought this was apt, seeing as i was going to watch a band!)
My 'skirt' is actually a bandeau top from Bay Trading, worn as a skirt.
Black tights and my trusty old boots from the market (these just seem to go with EVERYTHING). My daughter said to me 'mum, you can't go out in those boots again' and she dug out a pair of gorgeous leopard print platforms from Asos, but i stuck with the boots haha!

And this is me with my boyfriend blazer on from Primark! Although i left it in the car when i went in as i was way too hot.
Blogger is not letting me upload anymore pics, so i will do another post in a sec, cos i hadn't finished rambling!!!

Peace out

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Tattoo fail :-(

I waited a very long time to get my tattoo.
I spent hours poring over different designs and types and i finally chose a bow.

Well, 3 bows to be exact, starting with a big one at the base of my spine and then a medium sized one and then a small one going up my back.
For some STUPID reason, i did not bring a photo along with me to show exactly what i wanted.
The tattooist got the placement and design right, but the actual bows i have grown to hate.
They seem 'flat' somehow, very standard looking and not cute or girly. Also, they have been outlined in this weird blue colour.
They don't bother be on a daily basis, as i can't see them.
I have had them for two years now, but since finding the above picture on the internet ( from Fuck,yeah tattoos), i have a real bee in my bonnet about them.
I am, to be honest, pretty gutted right now, cos the bow in the first picture is EXACTLY what i would want. I am going to book an appointment with my tattoist ( a very lovely guy called Leo) to right this 'wrong'.
Leo was the one who did my original bow tattoos, but i really don't blame him, he is a good tattoo artist. I blame myself for not being clear about what i wanted.
Below is a picture of my's a pretty crap picture in all honesty, but i think you can see what i mean.
The moral of this story? make sure you are absolutely certain what you want and take a picture with you (several, if needed!!!). Cos a tattoo is for life - not just for christmas.

Until next time


Wednesday, 1 September 2010

I want! i need!

Nars Mekong eyeshadow. OMG!!! i saw this on another blog, and i think it's safe to say i really need this eyeshadow. Now i am by no means short on brown eyeshadows, but when i saw the swatch, i nearly died. This is the richest, most pigmented brown eyeshadow with the most beautiful gold sparkles throughout. I doubt you would need any other eyeshadows when wearing this one, it is truely beautiful and i WILL own it. Perfect colour for autumn :-)
MAC Snob lipstick - this just looks like such a beautiful colour
MAC mineralise skin finish natural. Just want it.
Some new black leggings, because all three pairs i have are, quite simply, unsatisfactory in some way or another. Plus, i have bought some amazing grey knee length buckle biker boots and i NEED leggings to wear with them. So there.

Eyeko Tea Rose nail polish. I have read quite a few reviews on this on various blogs and i really love the dusky pink colour. Pinks are my favourite to wear on my nails and i think this is really beautiful.

Well, that's all folks. I tried to upload a photo of my boots (they are not in my posession as yet, i am waiting for them to be delivered) but it wouldn't work.
I also need to invest in lots of long plain vest tops to wear over my leggings so i can wear jumpers without my botty showing.

What are your current 'wants and needs'?

Until next time