Wednesday, November 30

November Favourites ♥

hiya, hope you haven't forgotten about me! Blogging hasn't been very consistent recently but it's been tricky this month to find the spare time, hope you understand!

Anyway, today's post is my November favourites. I didn't have as many as October but everything I mention I've loved loved loved!

Neutrogena Visibly Clear 2 in 1 Wash & Mask
TRESemme Instant Refresh Dry Shampoo
Vo5 Miracle Concentrate
Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation - 52 (Review)
Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder
ELF Eyelid Primer - Sheer
Soap & Glory Lid Stuff Palette - 'What's Nude'
NYC High Definition Volume Mascara
Nails Inc Electric Lane Holographic Top Coat


Tuesday, November 15

My Christmas Column

I don't know if some of you know, but I write a column for my local magazine. I've been doing it for over a year now and if you follow me on twitter, you'll know I was struggling to write my Christmas one! Anyway, my lovely friend Kelly gave me the idea of the Coca Cola advert and I thought the whole column would be nice to share with you (if you like reading and that kinda thing!)
(Couldn't find an image suitable so here's a recent one of me!)

Don’t you find that every year Christmas starts earlier with supermarkets stocking advert calendars and cards as early as September! It made me think ‘what is Christmas really about?’ and how do we differentiate the transition between autumn, winter and the start of the Christmas season.

I guess for some people it’s December 1st, or the first door you open in the advent calendar to the countdown of the big day. For me, it’s when I first see the Coca Cola advert on the TV. Coke bought back its "holidays are coming" ad in 2007, after some people marked it as the beginning of Christmas. In keeping with tradition, the song accompanies the trucks on their journey and Coca Cola’s famous Santa Claus who spreads the holiday message. Did you know that he first appeared in their advertising back in 1931!
For some people, marking the start of Christmas is about buying a tree and placing it in the living room. For others, it’s about visiting Church or donating to Operation Christmas Child via their ‘shoe box appeal’. Or simply, it could just be about spending quality time with loved ones. This year is a little bit different because I sadly lost a Grandparent, so my Christmas will give me the chance to remember loved ones too.
Despite my age, I still hope that a tubby man with a white beard leaves me my Christmas stocking. I won’t be forgetting the mince pie and carrot either!

So wherever you’ll be this holiday season, I hope it is filled with happiness, memories and everyone gets what they wished for. Have a good one!



Sunday, November 13

Sunday Summary: Driving, Fantasy Shopper & Chit Chat

Hiya lovelies! Hope your all well. What a week I have had! Literally, its been good and bad but mostly good.

If you don't watch my YouTube videos than you may not know already that I PASSED MY DRIVING TEST! YIPEE! The test itself went a lot better than the first time when I failed, I was a lot more relaxed and only got 4 minor errors! I took it at 8.10am, but this went in my favour as I sat in a little bit of traffic. I've been non-stop driving this week, absolutely loving the freedom and independence.

Today was a typical sunday, I drove Mark (my boyfriend) to work and came back, threw on some trackies and my Primark flower wellies (aren't they cute?!) then washed my car inside and out for two hours! I was so proud of myself. Pippa was shining white again.

If you saw my post about Fantasy Shopper or follow me on twitter, than you'll know that I'm absolutely obsessed. I think the whole concept of the website is fantastic, giving us virtual money to spend and shop with. The best part about it, is that everything you 'buy' is actually available online and in stores now. So, when I starting lusting over this green cardigan from Dorothy Perkins and pairing it with every outfit, I had to run and get it. With my student discount, I paid £28 for it! I am in love, green in my new winter colour. The cardigan itself is actually quite thin and really easy to wear. It keeps you warm yet you don't over-heat and want to take it off. I'm sorry the pictures don't really show it very well, but trust me, it's lovely.

I also print screened the Community Assistants page because hey, guess who got promoted?! MEEEE! Thank you guys, I honestly wouldn't have done it without you. There are 12 of us to help the community assist with any problems/questions, help people create outfits and sort out items that have been categorized wrong. 

Other than that, nothing else really happened this week. I currently work at my local WHSmith store and only have saturday hours 10-4pm. So I contacted the bigger WHSmith in town and I'm now working thursday and friday evenings too! YAY for extra money!

I've been a bit naughty and only went into college two days last week. One day off was because of my test, another was because we had a power cut and the whole college got shut (er thanks!) and friday I just couldn't be bothered! But I'm driving in tomorrow on my own, a little scared actually but I've grown in confidence driving over the last week.

This afternoon, we had our family friends over who are coming skiing with us this christmas. We have found a hotel and flights etc for Italy, a hotel I've actually stayed in before so I'm really excited once that is definitely booked!

I finish college at lunchtime tomorrow, so hopefully will race home and film a video before the light disappears.

Hope your all well and have a lovely week!


Saturday, November 12

Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation: Before & After!

Hey girls, what a week I've had! I'll rant to you all in a sunday summary tomorrow (if I manage to find a spare moment which I hope I will!)

Anyway, I'm quite proud of myself for finally doing this post and revealing a face with no makeup! As some of you know, I'm using a new foundation, the Bourjois Healthy Mix in shade 52. I use my ELF Powder brush to apply and I am loving it!

I don't want to make this review lengthy because there are plenty out there, but can you guys see the difference it has made? This is WITHOUT concealer and powder! I'm very impressed and feel as confident with it on as I did when I used Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua.

What do you guys think? Are any of you using this foundation and do you recommend similar drugstore ones?


Saturday, November 5

Every Blogger Needs...Fantasy Shopper!

I've never been interested games (apart from the Sims!) but when I heard about this website, I thought 'what the heck, lets give it a go'. Basically, if you love shopping, you'll love the site.

Its all about 'virtual' shopping for products that are currently on the market. They give you 'money' and you can create outfits!

I'm absolutely obsessed, literally! As you can see Miss Sophie Chapman is stealing the show - she got me into it and I'll hopefully get you into it! Its not difficult and free to sign up (you just connect your Facebook but it doesn't publish anything on there). 

If you want to find out more, watch my video chatting all about it!

What are you waiting for? COME JOIN ME! 

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