Thursday, 27 December 2012

Makeup Artist in the Making

I finished work today to discover an email confirming my place on a new career path in 2013. I enrolled at Jackie Hamilton's School of Beauty, Norwich starting in March. I will be training to become a Level 2 qualified Make-Up Artist (MUA). It's something I have always had an interest in but thought I would never do!

Monday, 24 December 2012

Christmas Eve Nails

It's Christmas Eve! *dances* For someone who wasn't really doing Xmas this year due to money problems I'm actually quite excited :D I'm looking after my partner today as he has my terrible cold. He's snuggled up in bed with soup and the cat. I'm watching The Santa Claus and eating cheese on crackers.

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Books of the Year 2012

Since reading my first 'grown up book' at the age of 11, namely 101 Dalmatians, I have loved reading. My boyfriend doesn't understand it. He like many other people I've spoken to about my love of books say they just don't have the time. I find getting lost in a good book is better than watching a film. Books last longer and linger with you after you put them down. Sometimes it's really hard to put them down but you know you must. Then there's the excitement of going home to carry on reading from where you left off.

Friday, 14 December 2012

Clothes Show 2012: Goody Bag #3

Third instalment of my goody bag series - the Your Hair stand was my last find of the day as I didn't have a map so pretty much guessed my way round. I did find a big board with a map about 30 mins before I left! Typical, always the way isn't it haha

The bag these goodies came in was transparent so I could see the contents before I bought it. I wouldn't normally buy this magazine as my hair stays very much the same style. In fact I know you'll give me a virtual slap for this but I haven't had a hair cut since August.

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Clothes Show 2012: Goody Bag #2

Second post in my goody bag series which I collected from The Clothes Show on 7/12.  As an avid Cosmo reader since the age of 15 this bag was always going to be my fav. It's a shame their bags weren't as awesome as the Models Own and my were the staff in a tizzy. Their wasn't enough change so I had to wait to be served while they found some. 
Cosmopolitan and Company Magazine had teamed up at The Clothes Show this year. The goody bag only cost £3 can you believe it?!? Cosmo itself is £3.60 and Company £2 ✩

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Clothes Show: Goody Bag #1

This is a first in a series of goody bag posts which I collected from The Clothes Show this week. Check out the fabtastic bag above! It's huge! I wish nail polishes came that size. The Goody bag was FREE with the purchase of 3 Nail colours for just £5 ... yep I typed that right £5!!

Saturday, 8 December 2012

The Clothes Show 2012 Review

A couple of weeks ago I wasn't even thinking about The Clothes Show in Birmingham. Partly due to the fact I hadn't been in years as I couldn't afford to go and it was the same this year. I just happened to enter a competition to win 2 tickets to The Clothes Show Live run by the wonderful Caroline Lichfield @Caroline__Mary on her BLOG and won! I couldn't believe my luck and called my sister to tell her the good news. She was bouncing off the walls as she's been on at me for ages about going.

Monday, 3 December 2012

Review: Sample Fit Me Maybelline Foundation

I was super excited when I saw this fall on my hall mat this morning. I have been waiting for my NEW Fit Me from Maybelline sample to arrive for some time. They have been very popular. So you can imagine my disappointment when I opened the little packet to find not shade 120 but 125, Nude Beige! I have never been that colour in my life and never worn fake tan. It's such a shame they sent me the wrong one after I waited so long for it. I'm sure it would have fit me very well if it had been the correct shade. I thought I would put a small blog up about it anyway. I was planning to wear the foundation and do a blog but seeing as it's the wrong shade I shan't embarrass myself by putting up an orange picture of my face. Instead I have photographed how lovely the packaging was.