Velvet Teddy

So a couple of weeks ago…I bought my first ever mac lipstick. I know that seems unimportant to any guys that are currently reading this…but for the girls this could be a pretty big deal.

Now some of you may be thinking how the hell did I get to the ripe old age of 24 without buying a mac lipstick, especially when there are 13 year olds walking around wearing this stuff. The truth is, I’m a tight arse. I didn’t want to spend nearly £17 on a lipstick if  wasn’t sure on the colour or finish of it. So after scrolling through many Instagram posts and looking on the Mac website a million times, I finally decided to go for the nude Velvet Teddy which has a matte finish.

BEST. DECISION. EVER.

The application is smooth with a beautiful finish, it’s long lasting (which I’ve tried and tested while eating and drinking everything I could find) and the colour is basically my lip colour but better. This choice was definitely the best choice for my first purchase…the only reason why it wasn’t a good decision is because now I want to go and buy more, and right now my bank balance just won’t be happy with me.

The only other thing I have noticed about this lipstick, is that when looking on Instagram, twitter or even on YouTube videos…the colour of this lipstick looks completely different on everyone. It’s as if it’s some sort of chameleon lipstick. Other than that I’d recommend it to anyone…who wants to pay that much.

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Wrapping Up 2016

So another year has come and gone and I was thinking about all the things that have been new to me in 2016.

Firstly this year has been the first time I’ve left the country four times…which I’m hoping to do again if not better next year. But its honestly been great! In the last few years my anxiety’s got the better of me while flying but I’m hoping the more I do of it, the better I’ll get.

Next up…sort of cheating because it which links to the first one but… I went to Amsterdam twice. It was somewhere I wanted to tick off my travelling list and it just so happened that the opportunity arose to go twice. I went with the first time with one of closest friends and the second time with a group of friends. Both very different experiences, but both equally amazing. I think I’d definitely go back.

This one isn’t a good thing really but 2016 was the first time I got food poisoning…and the best bit about it? I gave it to myself. Yup that’s right. I am a cooking genius apparently! Basically I’ve learnt that I should be very carefully with rice and salmon. Lets hope that was a first and last.

Back to a positive now, I rejoined a gym. This was and is a difficult one for me as I hate working out. The last time I went to the gym was during University and that lasted all of about a month. And when I say a month what I really mean is I had a membership for a month, and I actually stepped foot in the gym around about three times. This time round I’m actually going! I’m also starting to see some improvements…at least I was before the christmas holidays. Back to it tomorrow, let the pain commence!

Speaking of pain, onto tattoos. In July for my birthday I decided to treat myself (that’s right I bought myself presents) by having two tattoos done in one sitting. To be honest I was quite proud of myself. I had one done on my ankle and one on my ribs, and I thought they’d hurt more than they did. These weren’t my first tattoos, but everyone I’d spoken to said that the ribs was one of the worst places you could get a tattoo due to the pain. Psshhh whimps I say! Heck I might even do that from now one, rather than just having one done at a time.

Returning to the travelling side of the year, I also visited a few more places in England I hadn’t seen before. Last year I decided that I would try to see more of England because I thought it was stupid that there were all of these great cities within driving distance, that I’d never even been to. So I went to Liverpool and Manchester. I only stayed at each for one night but there’s still loads to see. I might even have to return this year.

Onto spending dollars. I’m sad to say that this year I started a very unhealthy addiction… which is spending money on shoes. I don’t know how it happened as I’ve never been madly interested in footwear, but I know it wasn’t my fault. On the one hand I’m learning more about footwear brands, which is good because I’m like a grandma when it comes to what’s in fashion. But on the other hand my bank account hates me for it…I can only hope it was a phase.

Onto the last one…because let’s be honest I’m rambling now. 2016 was my year of being completely single without dating. Now this wasn’t really planned, I just wasn’t that interested or put in any effort. I don’t regret it though. A whole year without hassle or drama. A whole year to only think about myself. Don’t get me wrong, sure having someone is nice. But this year to myself was great!

Anyway roll on 2017! 365 new days, 365 new chances!

Best Fashion Buys Of 2016 So Far…

Ok so this is part two to a blog I did a couple of weeks ago listing the best beauty buys, now were back for my top ten list of best fashion buys so far. So here we go…

IMG_93571.Crop Top’s – This year I’ve come to the realisation that my body doesn’t look as bad as I seemto think,so I’ve decided to be a bit more confident with what I wear so this means getting the dreaded stomach out. These are unbelievably cheap but the quality is amazing. Highly recommend. *£3.99 Zara.*

 

 

IMG_69332. Soft Bra’s – Sometime’s a girl needs more options than just the structured bra’s for one’s ‘possessions’. As the title suggests, these are a soft bra for days when your boobs have just had enough of being restricted. There’s also a variety of colours. *£12.99 (for a pack of two) H&M.*

 

 
IMG_69003. White Converse – A basic necessity for a wardrobe. They’re comfy, they go with pretty much everything, and as an added bonus they’re one of the few items of clothing that
actually looks better dirty. Win win situation. *£45.00 Office.*

 

 

 

IMG_93594. Red Raincoat – I’d been searching for one of these for ages, I needed a light jacket that was rainproof for those amazing rainy summers we get in England. And this is perfect, it’s
light, showerproof and has a sleek shiny look to it. *£19.99 Zara.*

 

 

IMG_69515. Black Lace-up Heels – I’d seen a few people wearing heels like these but I was too tight to buy any for the prices I’d seen, until I found them in Primark. They have a chunky heel, just incase you’re not as confident with heels…especially on a
night out and you can make them as tight or as loose as you want due to the laces. *£15.00 Primark.*

 

IMG_93606.Black Tassel Bag – I found this in the sale, and it’s turned out to be such a great find! It has two main sections, and it can be used as an over the shoulder
bag or even a big clutch bag. It’s now used on a day-to-day basis. *£6 Topshop.*

 

 

IMG_93647. Topshop Jamie Jeans – Who doesn’t own a pair of jeans. At the moment I’m favouring these over any others. They’re high-waisted so it holds in any flab no one wants to know about and so far they don’t seem to lose their shape, even after multiple washes.*£16 (on sale) Topshop.*

 

 

IMG_93588. Taco Shirt – Who doesn’t need a shirt with random stuff on? It’s great for a casual day. It’s simple and basic and I love it.*£5.99 Stradivarius.*

 

 

 

IMG_93619. H&M Watch – I’m a bit of a watch fiend, and for a while I’d been looking for a watch similar to the Casio watches…when I came across this. At first I didn’t expect it to have a
lot of the features that it does due to it being a bit like a dupe of the Casio watches. But after I got it out of its box I was pleasantly surprised, and it’s a bit more unusual due to the pattern on it.*£14.99 H&M.*

 

IMG_936210. Four Leaf Clover Necklace – What kind of girl can resist a sparkly bit of jewellery? Let’s be honest my collection, until I saw this. It’s so pretty and with it being in the shape of a
four leaf clover, part of me hopes it will bring me some
luck!*£8.99 The Gift Company.*

 

That’s all for now, see you in the next one…

Single on Valentine’s 

Ok so Valentine’s Day is upon us, and although this is a day/evening for couple’s to celebrate romances old and new…this post is mainly for all the single people out there.

Now even though we’re single, there are still ways we can celebrate Valentine’s Day alone..and the chances are that when it gets to the end of the night, we are probably feeling a hell of a lot more satisfied and relaxed than a lot of couple’s will out there. So to make it simple this is my guide to kick ass on Valentine’s Day! Just as a disclaimer I am no expert at being single, but I do know how to have a great night in…so let’s get started with my way to be single on Valentine’s day.

Ok first things first FOOD. I love food and the perks of being single is that you can eat whatever the heck you want, without having to consider anyone else likes or dislikes. Pizza, Nandos, Chinese, Curry…the possibilities are endless. Hey even if you can choose, you could just have a bit of everything. All to yourself. Another great reason for being single is that you don’t have to share with anyone! I could have Ice cream with pancakes for dessert and I could eat it all with no distractions. PERFECT!

The next thing on my agenda after I get food sorted is down time. You want to be relaxed and comfy obviously. So take a bath, light some candles, get a glass of wine (or whatever you like to drink) and just relax. No need to think or worry about what you need to do, or keeping anyone else happy. Just focus on you. Then after you’ve turned into a wrinkly prune get out of the bath and into the fluffiest, most unsexy pyjama’s you have and snuggle up on the sofa.

Onto number three, now by this point in a relationship you’d either be arguing or getting ‘down to business’, sooo let’s grab our hot buff celebrity crush and throw on a romcom. Filled with highs and lows including arguments, conflict, comedy, upset, nudity, and of course sex. What more could you want from entertainment on a night in alone? Basic but brilliant. On a different note if your not into films, why not read a book or even hop onto the Xbox and play a bit of Fallout 4 for that survivor/defender inside of you.

Ok so the night is coming to a end now…but maybe your feeling a bit unfulfilled still? wondering what to do with yourself before bed? How about….some internet shopping! Maybe you saw a top or a dress you wanted last time you went shopping, or even just fancy a little pick me up. The internet is there! With deals, and offers and overall pretty things to buy. So why not? Then after you can relax into a nice warm bed (with your electric blanket) and drift of into a peaceful sleep.

And there you have it! The day is over and you can go back to your everyday life, with the blissful memory of having a nice relaxing valentines with your one true love (you)! Anyway that’s just my perfect day. Feel free to leave me any comments or feedback about have you’d spend your Valentine’s day evening and I hope you kick ass.