Hair look of the day

Just because the summer is over doesn’t mean I can’t have beachy waves in my hair.

Woke up feeling like I needed a bit of volume in my hair so here’s the simple thing I did

With the help of my Babylis cordless tongs and the ever so faithful Elnett hairspray and a little concentration.

I was able to get some pretty waves going on. Both these were purchased at Boots I think my tongs were £19.99 and the hairspray a little over a fiver. 

Not much of a change just a ringlet here and there and a quick run through my hair with my fingers to so it didn’t look too fancy.

They lasted all day which  impressed me.

So there you go…. a short but sweet post I wrote when I just couldn’t sleep.

Til next time…

September Favourites 

I’ve seen better Septembers than this one but some things are just in the lap of the gods and we have to get on the best we can.

I do however like to have a look back at what things did make me happy/helped in some way throughout the month.

Here goes….

BEAUTY:

MASK OF MAGNAMINTY FACE MASK BY LUSH £11.99

READING:


FOUND ON ANAZON KINDLE APP FREE WITH PRIME OR £4.99 FOR PAPERBACK

LISTENING:

QUEEN GREATEST HITS – HOW CAN YOU NOT LOVE FREDDIE MERCURY.

PERSONAL


This gorgeous little peach…my niece Daisy came over to visit me and Mum and we were both shocked when she got down off my brothers lap and ran across the room. My eyes filled with tears of Joy. I got her to say Hol Hol too which made me smile. Being an auntie is one of the best feelings in the world. You feel so loved. I became one at 12 and they’ve just kept coming since.

QUOTE OF THE MONTH:


BEING THERE FOR SOMEONE ELSE BRINGS WARMTH TO YOUR HEART AS WELL AS THEIRS SO WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO LOSE?

Thanks for having a nosey and I’ll see you in my next post…


MY EVERYDAY MAKE UP LOOK

Since I was old enough to wear it, I have always been a lover of makeup. 

I’m not that adventurous, purely because I don’t want to end up looking like a clown or someone with black eyes instead of smokey ones. So I have decided to share with you my everyday look and what products I use.

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Firstly I prep my face with a moisturiser to make sure my dry areas are taken care of and is ready for the foundation  AKA ‘my mask ‘.

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I apply my Collection Lasting Perfection in the shade fair under my eyes in an upside down triangle style, down my nose in the shape of something rude. Think you know what but it I find doing this covers my nose nicely. Then lastly to any blemishes and then blend.

img_0968I use three drops of Revlon Colour Stay Foundation in the shade fair (Because I am) and one drop of True Match in the shade Rose Ivory to match my skin tone. I sometimes use a brush or sometimes my fingers it just depends on whether I’m in a hurry or not.

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Next, I apply two coats of L’Oréal Baby Roll Mascara to my top lashes. I don’t do it to the bottom as I think they are long enough already. I love this one it really volumises and lengthens them.

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I grab an eyeliner brush and my MAC Fluidline Eyeliner and just apply it on my liquid line. I leave the upper liner for evening looks.

img_0962To add a bit of colour to little pale me I put some of my NYX Mosaic Blush on the apples of my cheeks. It’s quite subtle which I like about this product.

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I apply a tiny bit of my Benefit High Beam Highlighter just above my cheeks and on my Cupid’s bow just to accentuate them.

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Lastly, I apply some Nivea Fruity Shine  Watermelon Lip Balm to just give my lips a hint of colour.

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There you go…Here is the finished look with some added curls for good measure.

Thanks for reading and I’ll see you in my next post.

AUGUST FAVES

Here are a few things that I’ve loved in the month of August.

If I had spent more time out of hospital than in there would be loads more but here’s what I came up with.

Ok so here goes…..

HP SPROCKET PRINTER

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I’d had this on my Amazon wish list since just after Christmas and when I first went into hospital I was feeling rather down so I thought 8 months was long enough to keep the HP Sprocket waiting so I bought it. Totally worth waiting for. You just download the app that goes with it and buy the printer paper 2×3 of any make (as it’s cheaper not being HP) and away you go. Below I have a few ideas I may use mine for.

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AN OLD FAVOURITE I FOUND –  LOVERDOSE PERFUME


I reckon it was about 3 years ago I first bought this. It has a very girly smell not as strong as Britneys signature perfumes. I’ll hold my hand up and admit I still have Fantasy in my perfume collection.

Anyway, I was on Superdrug’s website looking for a present for my friend and there  Loverdose was. I was like oh my, that’s nostalgic. My Mum decided to treat me to it cos she’s such a babe. So now I smell bloody beautiful.

A SPLASH OF COLOUR TO THE GARDEN SHED

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Those of you that follow me on my blog Instagram would have already seen this. Finally, our little shed at the bottom of the garden had a makeover. I absolutely love it. We went with a purple door because I wasn’t allowed a pink one so it was a compromise. Now looking out on even the shittiest of days the garden will still brighten my day.

GLAMOURS PODCAST – A MUST LISTEN 

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You know that purple app on your iPhone that you think is rather pointless. It’s actually full of hilarious and informative stuff. Podcasts have been my saviour of late as they are so relaxing to listen to when you feel a bit anxious. So Glamour has a 40-ish minute podcast with celebrities talking about all sorts of topics ranging from social media to problems, to things that irritate you. It’s Called Hey, it’s ok… It’s definitely a laugh out loud Podcast and if you needed a pick me up this is it. My favourites have been Rylan, Fearne Cotton and Dawn O’ Porter. Don’t diss the purple app, go take a look.

Last but not least is a random favourite 

 

WARBURTON CRUMPETS 
I pretty much eat these on a daily basis only because they are very low fat and the calories are too. I love having sweet or savoury on them. Honey or cheese has to be my favourite choice at the moment.  Quick to do and only £1 what’s not to like.

BYE BYE AUGUST…BRING ON SEPTEMBER I AM AN AUTUMNAL BIRD AT HEART

Thanks for reading

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Pastel French Manicure

Summer months call for summer nails so that’s what i decided on at the weekend and here is what i used to achieve the look i finished up with.

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– Summer Sling

– Pink flamingo

– Mint cooler

All from Boots Seventeen range and i think it was on a 3 for 2 offer at the time too.

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Since i only had 3 colours and 5 fingers i had to try and decide how to make it look effective and this was what i went for.

For the tips i used different brands as i just made do with what i already had.

– Emerald Tropic (Seventeen)

– Pump up the purple (Rimmel)

– Kiss me on my tulips (O.P.I)

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Here you go my  Pastel French Manicure with my Primark plant modelling too.

Throwback: Beauty Products of the 90s

Since i spent most of my teenage years in the 90s and it was when i first started experimenting with different beauty products…i wasn’t allowed to touch my mums small collection of lipsticks. Mum is a natural beauty and doesn’t wear much slap 🙂

Lets take a trip down old memory lane and see what i found/remembered:

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Rimmel Hide The Blemish Concealer

My first item of make up i owned that i just used to apply under my eyes and on my spots i must of looked a right plank. I think that Rimmel still make the exact same concealer.

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Bourjois Volume Clubbing Blue Mascara

Blue mascara was the rage i really dunno why as it looked bloody hideous well it did on me but because i wanted to fit in i wore it hideously well.

Wella Shaders & Toners

I bought these literally every week as my mum used to say your not old enough to start messing about with your hair. They were Cheap too so spending a little pocket money on them was well worth it.

 

The Signature Scent 

In my school bag was always a Charlie Pink. i didn’t understand when people had the red or the black one. Guess my obsession for pink started then.

Every Christmas my mum would slip a Tommy Girl into my stocking it was tradition and my brother had the male equivalent.

The exclamation was what my sister used to wear i wasn’t a fan but when i had forgot my Charlie it was better than nothing.

All three of these are still available to buy shows that some things never go out of fashion.

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Johnsons Holiday Skin

I can’t help but laugh. I had gone a bit silly with it as i thought it was idiot proof but i had started gradually doing it on my arms and then distributing to other areas of my body only for it to be patchy and streaky as hell. Mum had to scrub me to get it off. Lets just say it went in the bin once used…Never again.

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Johnsons Baby Powder

The days before Batiste Dry Shampoo came good old Talc. On the days when i just couldn’t be assed to wash my hair so i supported a slap head ponytail and a fluffy full fringe what an attractive look.

I blame the products for my mishaps…if they hadn’t of made them i wouldn’t have looked so silly.

But hey lessons are learnt growing up and the 90s was memorable for sure.

Avon Must Have Summer Essentials 

Avon Calling…… ha ha

I absolutely love a good nosey through the Avon catalogue and you can always find something either for you or a gift for a friend and at an affordable price which is why Avon appeals to me.

This is one of a few posts that i am going to feature on my blog about Avon so keep a look out.

So the summers on its way… our skin and hair need to be looked after so I’ve bought some lovely bits that are going to see me into summer and I think they are a must have for anyone…ok preferably female but males if your in touch with your feminine side knock yourself out.

1.  DAILY HAIR REFRESHER – RASPBERRY AND HIBISCUS £2.50

Adds a beautiful summery scent to your locks (comes in other scents)

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2. MAGIX PRIME AND SET SPRAY £3.50

Your make up stays put on a hot day with a spritz of this. Tried and tested 🙂

3. SKIN SO SOFT – DRY OIL SPRAY- ORIGINAL + JOJOBA £1.99

When you get out the bath/ shower or the sea spray this on all over to keep your legs looking and feeling smooth.

4. DREAMY LAVENDER AND CHAMOMILE SCENTED SPRITZ £3.00

Use when you need that unwind and relax after a hot day spray on your PJs, duvet cover or just in your room. Lavender has so many great benefits. I love it and use it all the time

I ordered mine online which is the best thing as back in the day you didn’t have such a luxury. My Avon Representative Sarah is lovely and is always at hand for any questions I have. I’ll leave her link below so you can use her too.

CLICK HERE TO BUY WITH SARAH