Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Barry M Lipstick - the future is Peachy!!

So the Summer is fast approaching and I am starting to build up my make-up collection for my holiday next month. Barry M  is always an obvious choice because it is bright, young and totally within my price range. Everywhere I look are beautifully peachy colours and for the last few weeks I have been trying to find the best peach lipstick! However, the other day, whilst browsing the Very website, I stumbled across the perfect lip stick. Having the nicest Mother in the whole world, she very kindly bought it for me. Well it arrived this morning and viola! you are now talking to a fashion obsessed girl with perfectly peachy lips.

In the two last pictures, I also wanted to showcase another Barry M product we purchased at the same time. Its an amazing liquid eye-liner that looks like a pen and creates the easiest of lines. Both are such great products! To find out more about my make-up, visit 'My make-up bag' at the top of this page.

(Honestly, these pictures took me ages! I wanted to put an effective filter on them to add a bit more of a fashion edge to the photos but without compromising the colour of the lipstick. I hope it worked. I hope you liked them?)

Anyway, let me know what your thoughts on this post? What shade lipstick do you plan to wear this Summer?

Saturday, 23 June 2012

a Tote-ally cute bag.

Tote Bag: large and often unfastened bag, with parallel handles that emerge from the sides of its pouch.

For the last few months I have been running around like a maniac searching for the perfect tote bag (also known as a shopper or shopper bag). After much searching, I finally found the one for me. I paid only £20 in Newlook for it here and already it is proving to be very useful. So many people have complimented me on it as well which always makes a day out that much better, right?? I like it because it is simple, fashionable, comfortable and also has the expensive Zara look without the price tag (see here and here). Below are a few snaps of it. As you may have already noticed, it is the same bag as the red one above but obviously in a different colour. I opted for this muted sandy tone and personally think it looks a lot nicer. Tote bags are a massive Summer 2012 trend especially here in Europe so if you are wanting a bag to take you from day to night or shops to the beach, a tote bag is the solution.

Side note: I am seriously guilty of neglecting my blog in the last couple of weeks. An offence I hadn't yet committed since starting it nearly two years ago. I hereby swear it shall never happen again!!

Let me know what you think of my bag, my pictures and most importantly, totes in general?? I love hearing from you guys!!

Peace out.

Sunday, 10 June 2012

a British Bash - Jubilee Style.

After a busy day in France on Monday, we decided to stay in and have a party for the jubilee. I would say, it was a relaxing day, but it wasn't. We slaved away for 4 hours!! preparing food and baking cakes whilst my Father, Grandad and Brother watched TV. Although tired, we managed to enjoy the beautiful buffet we laid on and downed a few glasses of Pimms to keep us awake. Between kitchen and decorating duties, I enjoyed taking a few pictures so I could share with you guys! Honestly, I swear becoming a blogger changes the way you look at the world and everything thing you do in it. For example, do you find yourself thinking, 'ooh I must take a picture of that to share with my readers!' or how about 'Forget Dinner I need picture of this outfit before it gets too dark!'. Well, me too!

Cannot wait to hear what you think of the pictures and find out what you all got up to on the jubilee!? or if you even celebrated it?

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Deux Macaron, s'il vous plait?

(Translated: Two Macaroons, please?)

Yesterday, my family and I headed over the English channel to France for the day. To a lot of people, that sounds pretty strange but that is the beauty of Europe right? So many diverse countries just a short drive, boat or plane journey away. So yes we headed over there and ate lots of French cuisine, shopped (will show you guys this week) and explored a place we have been so many times but somehow came across a beautiful hidden beach. Although it was cold, windy and had been raining all morning, the sun broke through the clouds by the late afternoon ready for me to take some photos. I am really happy with how they came out. I hope you guys agree?

Above are two different beaches. A self-portrait of my happy but freezing self and most importantly a picture of my favourite person in the whole world, my little brother Joshua. I thought he looked pretty cool in his blue hoodie. Like me, he loves fashion! He refuses to wear anything boring and likes to stand out. I also feel I should mention that I lost my macaroon virginity. Years of wanting to try one but knowing I had to wait to be in France, I pranced into a beautiful little boulangerie (bakery) yesterday and asked for two macaroons. Chocolate and Pistachio. I have to say, they were delicious. 

On a side note: I cannot believe I haven't posted in over a week! Things have been so busy lately but I have a few things to post about from the last week and plenty of things to blog about in the coming weeks.

What did you all get up to at the weekend? Where is your favourite place to go to on a day trip?

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