Smock Wants

Friday, 29 November 2013

What I've learnt this week: having a full-time job leaves 0 time for blogging. FACT. It's ridiculous! Solution: I have every intention of spending this weekend organising my blogging planner to get lots and lots of content sorted. When I say I have every intention, I really do, although the reality of this actually happened will remain to be seen.....

Weekly Roundup #6

I Heart Primark | A #BritishBloggerSelection Post

Friday, 22 November 2013

So the #BritishBloggerSelection theme this week is favourite clothes shop. It will probably come as no surprise to most of you that I have chosen Primark!! I could easily rant on for ages about why I love this cheap and cheerful brand but that would make a very boring read (and write!). We all know why primark is so popular: It's cheap and fashionable. What more can you want?

Abi Does Baking

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Weekly Roundup #5

My Top 5 Highstreet Makeup Buys

Saturday, 16 November 2013

A Bag Wishlist

Friday, 15 November 2013

So I feel like I've written hundreds of wishlists in the last few months and here comes another...I've been in one of those moods recently where I just seem to want everything I see! (We've all been there!) It really doesn't help working in the accessories department in debenhams...I fall in love with something at least every shift (and I've done 5 this week...eek!) As it just so happens, I've actauallu been on a handbag hunt for a while now. I seem to rotate between 2 or 3 bags, wearing them down until the straps break or the stitching comes undone and my only black handbag is on it's last legs meaning a new addition is on the horizon...yay!! 

Real Techniques Brush Dupes

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

#BritishBloggerSelection About Me Q&A

Monday, 11 November 2013

So the #BritishBloggerSelection theme for this week is all about me and my little blog! We've been set a series of questions to answer so you get to find out a little more about me (oh, joys!) I always find it interesting reading these type of posts as it's nice to know a bit about who's writing the posts you're reading. So if you'd like to know goes...

Weekly Roundup #4

Sunday, 10 November 2013


Boohoo Styling Project

Saturday, 9 November 2013

When boohoo got in contact asking if I could participate in a 'How to' styling project, I jumped at the chance. I absolutely love shopping on the website (and love the prices even more!) and couldn't wait to see what they had in mind. Basically I was asked to style up the Penny Fluffy Reindeer Jumper with a few other items from the boohoo website to create an outfit worthy of the christmas period (which, by the way, was nearly impossible without falling in love every few clicks!). I specifically wanted to syle an outfit which I would wear myself and initially hit a brick wall with the christmas jumper as it's not something I would normally wear, as much as I love the idea! After a little hunt around, I chose a girly look (what a surprise!) with a chunky twist...

Cheapy Lipsticks

Friday, 8 November 2013

It's nice to have a lipstick splurge every now and again, and I'm the first to admit that I love a fresh new lip colour. I love to experiment with different colours and finishes and love a new trend but I have to admit that I usually stick to the same few brands for my lip colours. I'm sure many are the same, slipping into 'comfort zones' with makeup; once i've found something I'm happy with, I'll stick to it, maybe varying the shades. However, I took a risk last week in my local cheapy makeup store and picked up a couple of lipsticks which werent in my 'approved lipstick brands' list. 

Victoria's Secret Goodies

Thursday, 7 November 2013

The other week I entered a giveaway over on elisse's blog (check it out if you get a chance, she writes lovely posts!) and was so surprised when she announced I was the winner on twitter! The prize was a couple of scents from Victoria's Secret and fell through the post box a few days ago. Elisse had picked her personal favourites and all I can say is what great taste she has! I'd never tried any VS fragrances before so didn't know what to expect from them, I've seen lots of bloggers raving about the scents but I've always thought of fragrance as a very personal thing. Anyway, I was very excited to see how these worked out...
Victoria's Secret Love Spell EDT* | Victoria's Secret Coconut Passion Fragrance Mist*

November '13 Haul

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

What I Wore | Stay

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Ok so this may not look like a 'what i wore' post just yet, but bear with me. Basically, I spotted this 
b-e-a-utiful dress in a charity shop last week and just couldn't leave it behind. I absolutely loved the fabric and, surprisingly, it actually fitted perfectly too. Of course I needed to bring it back into this century but that seemed like a fair price to pay for a lovely dress (along with the £4 I payed for it) So I got to work. Now, I don't know why I find these sorts of projects for myself as I only end up in a pile of fabric, pins and cotton, getting more and more annoyed by the second as my patience disappears completely! Anyway, I set off on my mission and begun to hack away at the fabric. The final result? I love it. It is a tad shorter than planned as I got a bit snip-happy, but oh well. (By the way, if you have any idea how I can add a couple of inches, let me know!)

Lovelinks Wishlist

Monday, 4 November 2013


Weekly Roundup #3

What's in my bag?

Friday, 1 November 2013

I haven't done a post like this before but I know how nosey you all are (if you're anything like me!) so I'll give it a shot. Basically, I'm heading out on a shopping trip to Norwich today and took the opportunity to rearrange my bag. Now, normally, I carry my whole life in my bag which means it's pretty much impossible to find anything I'm looking for. Typically, I'll have about 5 lipsticks, 2 purses, old receipts (just in case) my WHOLE makeup bag, a million bus tickets... you get the picture! I've put things in my bag, only to never see them again, they just disappear and I even found a tape measure in there the other day!     But every now and again I think enough is enough. I get fed up of the mess and decide to have a rearrange. This is when I place my ESSENTIAL items into my bag in an attempt to organise myself slightly (this normally lasts all of 24 hours if lucky!) and make finding things just a little bit easier. So here's what I chose as my 'essential' items...