Space Girl bath bomb | New Passport photos | The yummiest milkshake | Amazing cow wall paper | Seany at the Ramada for his birthday | OOTD | Little pre dinner selfie | Dinner at Handmade Burger | Yummy ice cream

Just another quick apology for being absent this week. Its been a super busy week with Seans birthday and work and different things. Blogging will be regular again now this week!

Instagram | Week 31

Gorgeous new crop top from New Look | Selling my clothes on eBay here | Making my bead shop bracelets | The yummiest lemon cupcake | The finished product | A yummy candle lit dinner | My Yankee Candle collection | My June Glossy Box | The beautiful matching shorts 

Instagram | Week 30

Last week I picked up two gorgeous bracelet sets from The Bead Shop. I love a bit of DIY and I love jewellery so stick the two together and that's a winning combination for me. Yesterday morning, with a bit of help from Sean, I set about putting the bracelets together. 
They were really simple to make and the instructions were easy to follow. After only a few minutes me and Sean had both completed a considerable chunk of our bracelets, and they were  already starting to look quite good. One problem we did come across whilst putting the beads on the string was that it would easily fray at the ends, making it hard to thread the beads. This problem was soon sorted by cutting the string at an angle and melting the wax around it. 
After about half hour we had both finished our bracelets and had a few beads and rings left over. I really enjoyed making the Seed Bead and Jump Ring bracelets and think they would make great little gifts. If your looking to for some little presents or even if you want to treat yourself I would recommend you check out The bead shop as they stock really good value beads and jewellery kits. The Seed Bead and Jump Ring bracelets are only £3 each and you can find them here.

The Bead Shop | Seed Bead and Jump Ring Bracelet Kits

This isn’t my usual type of post but as I do travel a lot and on a budget too I thought I would share a bit about how I save with you guys.

It’s no secret that I go on holiday a lot. I’m quite fortunate that I still live with my parents and holidays are financially viable for me. Although I do skimp on things to help me save for them.

I work a minimum wage job and lets face it, that doesn’t always leave me with lots to spend so I have to make cuts in what I buy. I used to buy lots and lots of cheap things. I didn’t think anything of it. A few items off eBay at 99p a piece was nothing. But this soon adds up believe me. Once I cut out buying crap I soon noticed my bank balance looking a lot happier. Another thing to go was magazines. I love reading magazines. But reading so many magazines a month was costing me a lot so I cut them out. And I still get lots of free inspiration from reading other peoples blogs.

One really good tip (especially for you bloggers out there) is to use the make-up you have before buying more. If you are like me and you just love trying out new beauty products I’m sure you have box full of bits and bobs that you’ve only used once. USE IT. You don’t need another £15 lipstick, believe me, I’m sure you have another 3 somewhere almost the same colour. If you don’t like it or don’t want it, set up a blog sale. It won’t make you millions but it’s more than you would have.

And that brings me onto my next thing, sell your stuff! I love eBay, I think everyone knows this but it’s such a good way to make a few quid. I’m always selling clothes and bags ect on there and yes I know sometimes they don’t sell for loads but its money you wouldn’t have had. My wardrobe is always full of clothes I haven’t worn in ages so every now and then I do a huge clear out and make a bit of money towards my next trip.

Okay so now you've saved a fair bit and you are looking for the perfect holiday. Here are a few more tips on how to get the most for your money. These won’t work for everyone but if you’re not fussed about when or where you are going you could really get a bargain.
If like me you are quite flexible in where you will go or when you can, try and book last minute. Travel agents will tell you last minute deals don’t exist anymore but I can tell you they defiantly do. Also it’s always a good plan to try and book out of school holidays. Prices always go up the week’s kids aren’t at school so avoid these if you can, and your trip will be more relaxing too!

Another obvious tip is to look around. There are so many travel sites that provide holidays in the same places I’m sure you can find a bargain if you look hard enough. One more thing I would suggest is if you plan on taking a few trips abroad in one year is to get annual insurance. I wish I’d have thought of this at the start of the year as I would have saved quite a bit of money.

So those are my tips for saving and finding a bargain holiday. I hoped this has helped anyone wanting to start saving but not really sure where to start. I’d also love to know what you guys think of this sort of post as its nothing like my others!

Travel Tips | Saving for and finding that bargain holiday

So here it is, the June Glossy Box. I couldn't wait for this little beauty to arrive and now its finally here! Unfortunately this will be my last Glossy Box as I'm saving for a holiday and I'm going to start taking my own advise about saving. But hopefully someone will buy me a Glossy Box for my birthday ;) Right no lets get down to what I got...

 1. Nailgirls 3 in 1 base, topcoat and nail stegthener - A clear nail strengthener has been on my to buy list for so so long and now I've fianlly got one! I had an avon version some time last year but that ran out and my nails have been looking pretty sad since then so I have high hopes for this product.

2. Teeez Trend Cosmetics Flat Brush - I have a few eye shadow brushes but they are all pretty cheap and basic so I'm looking forward to trying out a pretty pricey one. This brush comes in at €19, much more expensive than the ones I currently use, so heres hoping it works well.

3. Embellez Novex Brazilian Karatin - My hair is in a really bad condition and I'm forever using cheap hair treatments to revive it but I'm yet to find anything compleatly amazing. I'm hoping this treatment will do the thrick and sort my dry locks out.

4. So Susan Cosmetics Concealer Quad - The first thing I noticed about this little product was its gorgeous pagaging. I can never say no to a cute packaging and I'm hoping I will be as happy with the actually product as I am with its apperance. I currently use a very cheap concealer every now and then when I get a spot but Ive never had one this expensive. This concealer pallet is currently £20 which is much more than I would ever be willing to pay. 

5. Roger & Gallet Fleur de Figuier Eau Fraiche - I've never heard of this brand before, but after taking a snif of this little bottle of perfume I'm sold. Like most girls I have my favorite perfumes that I wear all the time but I'm more than willing to try this lovely scent for a while. 

So that was my June Glosyy Box. Keep a look out for upcoming reviews of the products shown here!

Glossy Box | June

1. Leather Jacket Primark £18 - Okay so its not real leather but for £18 who cares. I've been after a jacket for a while now and with summer in full swing I thought I'd missed the boat, until this beauty virtually through its self at me in Primark!
2. Floral Crop Top New Look £14.99 - I love everything floral and when I saw another blogger wearing this a couple weeks back I knew it had to be mine. 
3. Floral shorts New Look £14.99 - What can I say about these. When I saw the matching bottoms to the previously mentioned top I bought them without a second thought and really I cant wait to wear the two together.
4. Striped dress Sainsburys sale £11 - This was actually meant to be moms but she was unsure about it so I snapped it up. I'm still not 100% on it though so it might be making its way back into moms wardrobe soon.

What I Bought | 17.6.14

I received this product in my April Glossy Box and having only ever used one brand of dry shampoo I was excited to use something new. I usually use Batiste dry shampoo as it comes in a range of sizes and scents. 
When I first used the product the first this I noticed was how nice it smelt. It just smelt really good and that's always a bonus when putting something in your hair. As for how well the product actually worked, I couldn't be happier. It made my hair feel a lot fresher and I actually prefer it to what I usually use. 
The one downside to this product for me was how pricey it is. It comes in at around £5 for a 200ml can although I have seen it recently on offer for just £3 which isnt bad at all. Over all I loved this product and I would buy it again if I saw it on offer. 7/10

Product Reivew | TRESemme Instant Refresh Dry Shampoo

So as you might know I'm saving for my next big holiday. To raise a few extra quid I've decided to take to eBay and list LOTS of new and used clothes from my wardrobe. I'm forever selling bits and bobs on eBay to get myself some pocket money but now I'm going big. I'm hoping to gain some well needed wardrobe space and a bit of money to put towards my next holiday. If your interested click HERE to see what lovely items I'm selling!

Shop My Wardrobe

Photobooth photos | Date night bowling | The £4 bargain shorts | The stamps in my passport | Our beautiful bowling shoes | Gorgeous new nail colour | A yummy meal from Frankie and Bennies | Little pre-shopping selfie | A beautiful chicken and bacon salad me and Sean made

Instagram | Week 29

1. Nice 'n easy colourseal conditioner - I usually get this product free with my hair dye, but  some days I use a small amount on the ends of my hair after I've finished styling it as a leave in treatment. I love using it as it smells great and I makes my hair feel so soft.
2. Bourjois Colour Boost #6 Plum Russian - Last month I had another lighter lip crayon in my favorites and I loved it. I bought myself another and love this one too. Its darker than the last one and I think its suits me more. The lip crayon isn't particularly thick and I usually use it as a top coat over a lipstick but this isn't a problem. 

3. No7 Exceptional Definition mascara - I have loved this mascara for years and I'm not really sure why its only now found its way into my monthly favorites. I have really small eyelashes, and it has taken me quite some time to find a mascara that makes them look longer and thicker without them looking clumpy but this mascara does just that. 

4. Rimmel Stay Matte foundation #200 soft beige - I don't wear a lot of foundation, usually just a very fine layer, or when I go out. Its hard to find a foundation the right colour and one that isn't greasy/ gives me spots. It also can't be too thick as I don't like to it to be obvious that I'm wearing foundation. This foundation is the perfect colour for me. It is slightly thicker than I would like, but it is easy to apply and hasn't affected my skin at all. My sister also steals it quite a lot so its safe to say we both like it.

Monthly Favorites | May

I know you might have already seen this briefly on my holiday haul but can we just take a moment to appreciate how perfect my new bag is. I love bags, I have wayyyy too many but I still needed one more. 
Dad treated me to this at one of the shops in our hotel and I fell in love with it instantly. It came in a gorgeous baby pink colour which first attracted it to me but after and hour of debating whether or not it would go with any of my outfits the shop owner showed me this one, and I knew it was the one I was going to be taking home. 
After a little bit of bargaining (you have to do this in Turkey, its the rules) we got it for €40, and I was a happy girly. I'm going to get a lottt of use out of this, believe me.

What I Bought | New Bag

Me and Hannah on a boat | Looking out of the airplane | Gorgeous new bag dad bought me | Camels! | Little holiday bracelets | Beach selfieeee | Turtle beach | Gross Cocktails | Dalyan Tombs 

Instagram | Week 28

I always have to do a little haul post after I go on holiday so here is the Turkey one! I never really buy too much on holiday, just the typical holiday souvenirs like fridge magnets and bracelets, although this time I did invest in a few nicer things.
Dad treated me to that gorgeous handbag and I bought myself a beautiful Amethyst necklace. Obviously I got a few cheap holiday bracelets too and I collected loads of little shells to dot around my room. I do love buying holiday tat and I'm sure I'll be spending all my hard earned money on more rubbish next time I'm away!

What I Bought | Turkey Haul

So as you might know last week I flew off to Turkey with my family. I'd been once before and fell in love with it. We booked the holiday super last minute and got a an amazing deal. We did so much fun stuff, and went places I'd never seen before.
 We stayed in a little town called Sarigerme, which is pretty central to everywhere we wanted to go, so that was perfect. 
We flew really late and spent the first day chilling out and seeing what there was to do at our resort, but by day two we were ready to explore Sarigerme. We headed into the town for some shopping and ended up booking an excursion to Dalyan to see the turtles, the tombs and the mudbaths! And that's exactly what we spent the third day doing. Let me just say if you are ever on holiday near a place that has natural mudbaths, do it! Its really gross and doesn't smell all that fresh either but believe me its an experience! 
On the third night there was a foam party in the town so me and my sister decided to go up and have a few drinks. We definitely did have a few drinks, so we had to spend all of day 4 relaxing by the pool. We spent all of day 5 relaxing around to resort too.
 We decided that our 6th day should be a beach day as we weren't all that brown and we wanted to come back with a bit of a tan. 
On day 7 it was time to pack up and head off on our second and final excursion. This time we decided to go Fethiye Market and the Blue Lagoon. The market was huge and we really couldn't be bothered to do it all as it was way too hot so we headed back to the coach to be took to our second stop. We were taken to an abandoned Greek town where we had lunch, and a Camel ride. That's one more thing ticked off the bucket list! Our final stop was at a beautiful beach called Blue Lagoon where we did a bit of sunbathing and hired a pedalo. Then it was back to the Hotel to wait for our ride to the airport and our plane home.
We had such an amazing week away and I literally cant wait for my next holiday!

TURKEY 2014!

In my April glossy box I received this highlighter. If you read my post about my April glossy box you will know how excited I was to receive a highlighter. I'd been after one for a while and I just never really got around to buying one so I was very happy when this came in the post. I've been using this product for a few weeks now and I don't really have any complaints. I use it under my foundation and it makes my skin glow. I was really worried that something like this might really clog up my pores but I haven't noticed any difference. Overall I'm really happy with it and would buy it again. 9/10

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