Friday, 31 December 2010

A New Year, some new resolutions!

Evening Lovelies!

I know most of you won't be reading this till tomorrow afternoon, so let me just say I hope you all had an amazing night and didn't get too tipsy!

2010 wasn't the best of years for me, so fingers crossed 2011 will be more in my favour. But with any new year, comes new resolutions, hopefully I'll be able to keep these ones!

So, here goes...

An oldy, but a goody, get fit!

Give my YouTube and blog a bit more love and attention

At least pass my exams, although an A would be good :)

Learn to look after myself as much as I look after others

Be a better Auntie to my gorgeous nephew, Ethan

Realise alcohol is NOT my friend haha

Keep calm, and carry on!

What are your New Year resolutions?


Tuesday, 28 December 2010

We're not in Kansas anymore...

Evening my lovely follows :) I took some time out of feeling sorry for myself (previous post explains) to share with you the latest editions to my growing shoe collection...

These beauties have been haunting me both online and in magazines for over a month now, and when I spotted them in my local Topshop they were the last pair... and my size!

FATE! I thought to myself. And who am I to mess with fate? So I grabbed them and headed to the till, stopping to apologise to my worn out visa on the way out.

I feel like Dorothy when I wear them, like they will take me back to Kansas (or Manchester I suppose) if i tap my heels 3 times.

RRP was £60, which my mum gave me a disapproving look for when I showed her.

God damn you Topshop and your fabulous shoes!


To all the lonely hearts...

I've been in a relationship with the most amazing guy for the last three years and have always known how lucky I was to have met him. We had an amazing connection that people wait a lifetime for.

Last night, after spending the entire day together, he texted me to say he no longer felt the same. After the only fight we've ever had we broke up. He no longer wanted to be with me, but he didn't know why.

I'm completely devastated. I never saw it coming a million miles off. I haven't eaten in almost 24 hours, I feel sick to the stomach and my chest feels like it's about to explode.

They say you never know what you had until it's gone, but knowing what I had will make this even worse.

I've never posted about my personal life before, but He was such a huge part of it and without him I feel like a different person, like I'm no longer myself.

I'm dreading my first New Years eve alone in 3 years. So to all the lonely hearts... any advice for the latest member of the club?


Thursday, 23 December 2010

Dear Santa, Please can I have...

A Cloud 9 'O' Pleeease?

I am lusting over this beautiful contraption rather badly. After seeing the lovely Milly's (of Pearls & Poodles) review on it and seeing how amazingly bouncy and volumised it made her hair, I've been desperate to get myself some 'O' action.

I can't help but be put off by the price tag of £149 though, and that's not even including the rollers! Being a sucker for big hair, I've tried almost every curler and roller set I could get my hands on and they've all left both my hair and my expectations slightly deflated.

The 'O', according to Cloud 9, is the "next generation of styling" and I must say, I've certainly never seen anything like it. From what I gather, you take your roller size of choice (which has to be a Cloud 9 'O' roller, they retail in packs of 4 ranging from £15.95-£18.95), you pop the roller into the 'O' and wait a super speedy 4 seconds for the 'O' to heat up and voila! Your ready for the fiddly bit.

I've read a few good reviews on the 'O' but £149+ is a lot to spend and become disappointed.

Have any of you tried the 'O'? If so, what do you make of it's volumising skills?


Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Festive Christmas Makeup Tutorial!

Afternoon Lovelies! :)

I hope your all having a lovely run up to Christmas and that this darn snow hasn't stopped you from accumulating all your Christmas shopping! Heres my latest attempt at a makeup tutorial on YouTube, in HD! Hope you like it :)


Monday, 6 December 2010

Milo's all ready for his first Christmas!

Hey lovelies :) Hope you've all had a jolly good weekend!

So Milo's around 20 weeks now but it seems like only 2 weeks have passed since i first blogged about him! He's getting big (even though he's still tiny!)

I've been looking for coats and cosy jumpers for him now the weather is cold and I've recently purchased the cutest little Christmas jumper off a website called Urban Pup (

How adorable does he look?! I also bought him a personalised hoodie off the site with his name in on the back, written in bones!

Heres some other recent pictures of my little man...


Sunday, 5 December 2010

I've caught Minaj fever!

A few weeks ago, if you would have said to me, "You know Nicki Minaj?", I would have honestly answered "No, but that Cher LLoyd takes about her all the time!" Out of pure curiosity I YouTubed her to see what all the fuss was about. I listened to three or four songs and officially made up my mind... I love miss Minaj!

Not only are her lyrics whitty as hell, the girl is seriously outrageous with her fashion and makeup, rivalling Lady GaGa (shocking, I know!)

Her Album "Pink Friday" dropped last week and she's just released a limited edition lipstick for MAC called Pink 4 Friday that has already completely sold out, but I can't wait to get my hands on it!


EOTN: Autumn Eyes

Hey lovelies!

I know i've not done one of these in a while so I decided it was about time!

This look is inspired by Autumn, my favouritetest of seasons :) It's a bronze smokey eye with lots of smoked out liner. It's using most of the products i bought in my recent haul, hope you guys like it!


Products used;


Shade stick in Gentle Lentil
E/S in All That Glitters
E/S in Bronze
Pigment in Copper Sparkle
Pigment in Melon
Pigment in Vanilla
Kohl Liner in Smoulder
Fluid Line in Black Track
Opulash Mascara

and then I used a little Barry M kohl liner in no.2 (brown) on the lower water line as well! :)


Check out my tutorial on YouTube of how to get this look!

Friday, 3 December 2010

Review: GHD Midnight collection Gold IV Styler (picture heavy!)

Evening Sugarplums!

I have been seriously lusting over some new GHD's for a while, my old ones were coming up to four years old (veteran straighteners!). Apart from being covered in makeup from my rushing-to-get-ready hands, they were starting to smell slightly burnt. I was so glad when the Midnight Collection came out in time for my new purchase, as I know I would have been kicking myself afterwards if they hadn't! I ordered them off the as part of the "Deluxe Edition" set for £140 (RRP £150). The set also included a heat protection pouch, two rubberised clips, travel hair dryer and vanity mirror.

Exterior Case

The box and exterior case both boast this gorgeous baroque print. I love how every piece in this collection oozes luxury and sophistication, making your vanity table every so chic!

Heat Protective Pouch

Inside the pouch you'll find the straighteners and two rubberised clips. As i have a mass collection as Tigi Hardcore clips, I wasn't in need of any more but I am seriously crushing on these babies! They glide into hair so easily and don't snag and trap hair when you take them out.

Straighteners and rubberised clips

The straighteners themselves are a more streamlined, elegant version of the IV Styler, with only a few minor differences. First of all, the ceramic plates are gold, not yellow and the straighteners themselves are black. The "GHD" inscription on the side and on the hinge are also gold and there is an indented, shiny circle detail on the sides of the straighteners that can be also found on the rubberised clips. The most significant difference is the weight and size, the Gold IV Styler weighs slightly less and is slightly smaller than the bog standard IV Styler making it perfect for those who are constantly here, there and everywhere and have to take their straighteners with them!

My favourite difference however is something not mentioned in it's description, it glides through hair so effortlessly I had to double check there was actually hair between the plates!

Travel Hairdryer

I haven't yet tried this, but I can tell it will come in very handy come holiday time, when hairdryers aren't always essential but good to have just in case!

Vanity Mirror

Nice shot of my pj t-shirt there as well haha! This is so cute and a really thoughtful extra.

The overall presentation of this collection is flawlessly beautiful. So much care and thought has been put into each product and the range is completely fluid in it's appearance. A definite thumbs up from me!