So here is this months round up of everything I've been chucking into my saved items on Asos. Asos is literally my 'go to' for everything right now. If theres anything I need, I check Asos before heading anywhere else!

Also did you guys here about the new points system? If you didn't get an email explaining, Asos have basically stated up a reward system where you get 5 points for every £1 you spend. Then when you have 500 points you can trade that in for a £5 off voucher! Its not the best reward system I've ever seen but its better than nothing I guess!

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xxx

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Jumper from Wallis (Similar Here) | Black Jeans from Matalan (Here) | Silver Necklace from Primark (Similar Here) | Black Flats from Primark (Similar Here)

So I finally got around to taking some more outfit photos. I seem to be wearing a lot of black lately. Maybe its because I'm channeling my inner 14 year old or maybe its because I find it easier to do one black wash a week. I think we all know its the second reason but either way I'm really into this look. 

I picked up this burglar jumper last week from Wallis, its not usually somewhere I would shop but where I live theres a store that stocks, Wallis, Topshop, Dorothy Perkins and Miss Selfridge all in under one roof. It was a little sale buy and even though I definitely look like I'm about to break into someones house and steal their TV its super comfy so I'm going to wear it lots.

Are you loving the Burglar Chic look?

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xxx

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OOTD | STRIPES

For Valentine's Day this year, instead of going for a fancy meal or staying at a posh hotel me and Sean drove down to Weston Super Mare. Now that Sean can drive I'm taking full advantage by making sure we get to travel whenever possible. We hadn't been to Weston in years and we'd never ever gone together so I was really looking forward to spending the day by the seaside.


We got up early and started out on the motorway, stopping at Burger King on the way so I could grab some of my favourite mini hash browns. We got to Weston around midday and headed straight for the 2p machines on the Grand Pier. We'd be saving them for a little while in preparation for this day. Once we were almost out of 2ps we decided to walk around the arcade to see what else we could do. We played House Of The Dead, Whack a Shark (I'm sure it used to be whack a mole?) and a couple of games of ice hockey before realising we were actually quite hungry.


I'd fully prepped myself for fish and chips for dinner, I'm a cheap date and what could be better than sitting by the beach munching on chips? Well we did find something better! At the very end of the Pier is a gorgeous little Edwardian Tearoom and they serve afternoon tea. I'm not much of a tea drinker but I am a sucker for themed restaurants and finger sandwiches. We were brought a beautiful little spread with sandwiches, cakes and scones which we washed down with some sweet breakfast tea. The whole thing was so cute and I couldn't have wished for a better Valentines Day lunch!


After finishing off the last of the mini cakes we headed back to the 2p machines to get rid of any left overs and win some last tickets. We also had some obligatory photostrips done which I'm actually in love with and cant wait to frame. We counted our tickets and handed them over in exchange for a pack of cards and two toy planes which I'm sure we will have fun playing with. We took our goodies and left the Pier.

By now it was late afternoon and the sun was beginning to set. We decided to take a very breezy walk along the beach making friends with several puppies on our way. We were treated to the most brilliant sunset to finish off our day and even though it was beginning to get quite cold we stayed and watched the sun go down.

After grabbing a little drink we decided to head home promising to return when the weather gets a little better.

I'd love to hear what you all got up to last Sunday!

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xxx

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Valentines Day 2016


Another Lush Bubble Bar review, well not so much a review more of just me rambling about having a bubble bath. 
Anyway I picked this up absolutely months ago and it has taken me way too long to use it! I actually bought this in the Amsterdam flagship store as they didn't stock it in my local Birmingham store and I really really wanted it!

This bubble bar retails at £3.75 which is about average although this one you can definitely get two uses from. Unlike the SunnySide Bubble Bar I posted about a few weeks ago, this one can easily be cut in half and you still get tonnes of bubbles out of it!

I didn't think this product smelt too strong which is a shame as I love my Lush products to be incredibly sweet and overpowering. This would definitely be a pro for anyone who doesn't particularly love scented products.

Although it didn't seem to be very smelly I don't think this is a great product for people with sensitive skin. I get eczema which comes and goes and I'm pretty sure this Bubble Bar contributed to a recent flair up. It was completely my fault as I should be using more sensitive products but I thought it was worth mentioning for anyone with skin conditions.

Apart from that I really enjoyed using this product! I think its great value for money and its not as messy as many other Lush products, Comforter I'm looking at you!


Have you tried the Milky Bath before?


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xxx


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Milky Bath Bubble Bar


So you might remember, way back in August I celebrated my 21st birthday at the Hard Rock Cafe in Manchester. I've been to a few over the years and as this is the closest one to Birmingham I made my whole family trek up there for a night of good food and cocktails!

The Manchester Hard Rock is probably the biggest I've ever been to which made it way more exciting for me. I honestly almost cried when we arrived because I was just that happy and overwhelmed. As always there are loads of rock related goodies and they even have an Elvis Presley costume on the second floor!

As usual I ordered myself a standard burger which was just delicious and as it was my birthday I got a huge Sundae for free! The service was fantastic and the overall night couldn't have been better.

I couldn't recommend the Hard Rock Manchester enough and I cant wait to go back soon!

Have you ever been to a Hard Rock Cafe? Which one is your favourite?

Thanks for reading!

xxx

The Hard Rock Cafe Manchester



Let's be honest a bouquet of flowers would make anyone happy. I love it when Sean rolls up with some pretty little Peonies but there's a few other, less traditional gifts I wouldn't turn my nose up at either. Guys take note...

Makeup - You know that new release we've been banging on about forever? Yep we want it. Chances are we're not actually hinting at you to buy it, we just like talking about it, but if you want to surprise us we wont say no.

An Adventure - Plan a day out but don't tell us where. It doesn't have to be romantic as long as its fun! Don't forget to tell us what to wear though, no-one wants to turn up in a cute outfit to go rock climbing! 

A New Dress - Or anything clothing really. This could be a bit hit or miss but either way were going to appreciate the effort. I love buying Sean new clothes and if he ever wanted to repay the favour now would be a perfect time to do it. Just stay well away from anything bodycon, I wont look like the girls in the adverts bab.

An Experience Day - You think Go Karting and Paint Balling is just for guys? Think again. I absolutely love driving around a track like a mad woman, it's the closest thing I can get to actually driving right now plus I probably wont kill anyone in the process. For girls who can drive there are always track days!

Anything Unicorn - I know I cant have an actual Unicorn but anything Unicorn related will do. I'll take THIS or THIS, I'll even settle for THESE. You can never go wrong with anything cute.

Blogger Related gifts - Dating a blogger? Treat her to some business cards or buy her an advertising package to get her site out there! If she doesn't own a domain name why not buy one? Just make sure its one she actually wants to use for quite a while!


Your Time - I love a good present but honestly I'd be just as content spending the day with you. Gifts are nice but nothing beats enjoying a day with the person you love. So shower us in gifts all you want but remember you're the best thing we could ask for!
 
And I'm going to end it on that soppy note!

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xxx

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P.S. - Sean if you are reading this, I'm not hinting at presents I promise.

The Valentines Presents We Really Want


I have another Valentine's Day themed post for you all today and this time it's make up based! I'm one of the few people I know who like Valentine's day and I always try to do a couple of themed posts around this time of year! You might have already seen that this year me and Sean are heading down to the seaside for the day so I wanted to create a pretty little look that suited the holiday but wasn't too over the top. I wanted to use neutral colours and pinks as they are quite easy to wear and suit many skin tones. So lets talk about the products I used...


For my eyeshadow I used my new Gwen Stefani Urban Decay Pallet which I've fallen in love with. I use this pallet most days, opting for just one colour on my eyelids but for this look I wanted something a little more complex. I started at the inner corners of my eyes with the lightest shade; Bathwater, I then filled in the middle and outer edges of my eyelids with a peachy pink shade called Steady. As this is a day time look I didn't want to make my eyes too dark but I did want a bit more depth so I applied a small amount of the plum purple shade Punk to the very outer edges of my eyelids and blended it all together. 

I used this little Revlon Shadowlinks eyeshadow above the main section of eyeshadow to even out of skin tone and cover up and sneaky little veins that could still be seen. 

For my mascara I've used my all time favourite which is the Benefit Roller Lash. I've been using this mascara for the best part of a year now and I'm still in love with it. It's quite pricey but I've never used a mascara that lengthens my lashes like this so I will continue to fork out for it.


I decided to try out a different bronzer and highlighter today as my old Laura Paige one is starting to look a bit sorry for itself. I picked up the Collection BlushAndGlow pallet back in September at a beauty event and I haven't really used it all that much. I'm still undecided on if I like it or not.

I've given up on foundation lately, its way too heavy on my face and most days I don't really need the coverage. Instead I've been opting to use the Collection Cover Up before my powder and I have no complaints with it.

On my lips I have my old trusty Velvet Teddy Lipstick which I don't think I will ever get bored of. It goes with so many looks and can be worn day or night, plus is lasts forever on my lips. This one is looking a little worse for wear but luckily I have a brand new one in my cupboard ready and waiting to be used.


For my eyeliner I've chosen to use my favourite dirt cheap Miss Sporty Eyeliner. It's probably one of the cheaper things in my make up kit but it does the job just as well as some of the more expensive eyeliners you can buy.

I suffer with quite red skin and dark circles so I try to combat that with my little Essence sticks. I don't know if you can get these in the UK but I'm sure most other places in Europe sell them. I picked these up in Amsterdam back in August and I'm so so glad I did. The green eliminates redness and the pink helps with dark circles.

Lastly I used my MAC Powder Foundation to set everything. I've been using this for a couple of months now and its one of the best powders I've ever used, it even made last months Beauty Favourites!

What do you think of this look? Would you guys like to see more makeup looks?


Thanks for reading!

xxx

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Valentines Day : Make Up


Valentines day can be quite pricey; theres cards, presents, expensive meals, and don't forget having to fork out for a new outfit. But what about when you're on a tight budget? Everyone wants a really nice day with their partner but that can be tricky when money is tight. Well I've rounded up a few of my favourite super budget ways to spend this Valentines!

Go For a Walk - Over the last few weeks me and Sean have been going for walks with the dog in our local wood. It's really hilly and pretty and can be a bit of a workout but it's also super fun. It's so nice to be away from everything and everyone completely surrounded by trees and nature. I love my weekly walks with Sean and I wouldn't mind at all if he suggested we start our valentines day with one.

Visit a Museum - Starting to sound like an old lady here but ah well. I really enjoy museums and old houses; me and Sean are actually members of the National Trust which saves us a lot of money in the long run. There are loads of free or cheap museums all over the country so if you're into that kind of thing it could be a nice way to spend a few hours.

Have a Film Marathon - Why go out when you could spend all day snuggling up in your PJS watching your favourite series or films? There's loads of cute films I'd love to watch with Sean but we never have the time, this way we could watch them all in one go!

Cook Together - After you've finished that film marathon why not get all dressed up and make dinner with each other? I adore cooking with Sean, we have so much fun and we make a killer Spaghetti Bolognese!

Go For Coffee - I don't drink coffee but I would murder someone for a good hot chocolate or a refreshing ice tea at one of my favourite coffee shops. Sometimes its nice to grab a drink and just sit with each other for a while. It can be hard to make time to simply talk with each other about things so put away your phones, and enjoy just being together.

Botanical Gardens - Here in Birmingham we have a gorgeous Botanical Garden Centre and I know many other major cities do too. I've spent so many hours wandering around this huge place taking photos of tropical plants and birds. I can't vouch for the others but our Botanical Garden is pretty cheap to get in and if you take a picnic you can save even more money!

So those are my best budget ideas for this Valentines day! I guess you're all wondering what me and Sean are planning this year? Well we're on a little bit of a budget as we're trying to save to move out and we aren't planning on doing presents either this year. We've decided to head down to Western-Super-Mare for a day by the beach and in the arcade spending lots of 2ps!

I'd love to hear what you guys are up to this year, are you going for a romantic meal or is Valentines really not for you? 


Thanks for reading!

xxx

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Valentines Day: 6 Super Budget Ideas

So it's February. I usually post my monthly faves super late in the month but I've actually managed to post it early this time! Hopefully I can keep this up but I'm not making any promises! Righty lets talk about what I'm loving this month...



Paco Rabanne Black XS - This has become my new everyday perfume since I received it for Christmas. It's sweeter than the scents I usually wear with notes of berries, Patchouli and violets. I also think the bottle is really pretty and fairly chunky too which is always a bonus for me as I have a tendency to drop things.

Mac Mineralize Skin Finish in Light Plus - My sister gave me this just before Christmas as it was too light for her but it suited me perfectly as I'm ridiculously pale. Its a really nice consistency, a little bit thicker than other powders I've used and it gives quite a good coverage too. It retails at around £20 which is more than I've ever paid for a powder foundation but I'm very tempted to re-buy when this is all gone as its such a nice quality product.


Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Pallet
 - I knew the second I bought this that I was going to fall in love with it! All of the shades are so gorgeous and creamy and there is only one I'm a little unsure about using. So far every colour I've used has been incredibly vivid and has stayed on my eyelids for hours. You really do need a good make up remover to clean this up though especially when using the darker shades but thats not a big problem really. Although this pallet is quite pricey I think its definitely worth investing in as the shades are just so versatile.

Boujours Intense Eyeshow in shade #03 - Another eyeshadow but this isn't new. Sean bought me this a couple of years ago and I've recently rediscovered how pretty is it. Its probably one of the most sparkly eyeshadows I own and its a little bit messy but I don't mind. I do have to apply quite a bit before I'm happy with it but I quite like being able to layer up my eyeshadow.

So those were this months beauty favourites! I cant wait to get around to trying out some more of my Christmas presents as I received so many beauty bits. I'm sure next months favourites will be jam packed with all of the new things I've tested.


What do you think of this months faves? Have you tried any of these?

Thanks for reading!

xxx

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