Sunday, 1 March 2015

The Weekend Post No1

I love reading what people get up to at the weekend and thought I would incorporate a little weekend post of my own.

Yesterday, me and my better half Josh ventured to York for a day of shopping, lunch and afternoon tea. Afternoon tea is one of my favourite things to do and as a couple, we have quite got into going together. I booked in at The Hilton hotel in the centre of York, a more detailed review of this is to come, which was lovely. 
We lunched at Piccolinos en route to York and as Italian is my favourite type of food, we have wanted to try here for a while. They have a lunch time menu where 2 courses are £15 so of course we had to have a starter as well  It would have been rude not to! I opted for prawns all round! I chose a chilli prawn and ciabatta starter, whilst Josh had calamari. For main, I went for the chilli, courgette and King Prawn linguine (which was incredible!) and Josh went for Steak (which was no surprise there!)  
After a wander around York and a foundation purchase later (more about that in another post!) we headed to the Hilton for Afternoon tea. For £13.50 a head we really weren't expecting much, but after a 2 course lunch it was sufficient and a lovely end to a wonderful day. Of course I had to have a glass of champagne too! I don't think I have ever had afternoon tea where a glass of bubbly isn't involved!

Overall, a lovely weekend! I am now laid on my bed, in my minnie mouse onesie wondering where on earth the weekend has gone! I hope you've had a good one!

What did you get up to this weekend?
xx

Friday, 27 February 2015

My New Arm Candy: Vivienne Westwood

Happy Friday you lovely lot!

If you have read this jewellery post then you will be quite aware that I am a sucker for all things Vivienne Westwood, I have been for a good few years now. It started off with jewellery but then I ventured into bags.

Whilst having a little online browse last week, I came across this beaut of a bag from Flannels, on offer at £165 instead of £225. It was one of those bags that you just can't stop thinking about and always go back to. That's when you know they are the bags worth having  They pretty much have this identical bag on sale now at full price and all I can think is that this is last seasons stock, with a slightly different lining. 
I have fancied a smaller bag, with a chain handle that's not a clutch, for quite some time now. Especially as I have a much bigger Vivienne Westwood handbag. Of course I would absolutely love a Chanel bag, but there is just no way that my budget would ever stretch that far, so for now I am more than happy with my new Vivienne Westwood bag.

The style of this bag is the Vivienne Westwood Frilly Snake Shoulder Bag. There is quite a few different bags and purses in this range. 

Since it arrived only a few days ago, I have literally used it everyday since. I just cant get enough of it.

My most favourite purchase in such a long time.

This bag is pretty much identical here.
xx

Sunday, 22 February 2015

The Most Perfect Pyjamas?

I have just stumbled upon these most amazing Pyjamas from Primark of all places and I just had to share them with you. Who doesn't want to look like a giant stripey tub of popcorn? I know that i certainly do! I definitely need to hunt them down! That is my quest for the week! I contemplated splurging on a set that someone is selling on eBay, but for £20! 
The top retails for £4 and the bottoms for £5. Fingers crossed I can get my hands on a pair!
Im pretty sure that Topshop do something extremely similar, for £26 but are sold out so I would happily settle for a Primark pair!
xx

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Flamingo Candles Spring 2015 Collection

I am a huge fan of the Flamingo Candles range. One of my favourites is the Vanilla Milk bottles which I keep at the side of my bed and it smells exactly as you would expect, so sweet and vanilla-y. 

On Monday, Flamingo Candles are Launching their Spring 2015 collection of five new candles. Fragrances include Rose & Marshmallow, Raspberry & Salted Caramel, Mango & Dragonfruit, Green Apples, and Daisy. 

Each candle has a burn time of 50 hours and is made with organic soy wax and a cotton wick, housed in classic jars. 
Rose & Marshmallow
Floral and sugary, Rose & Marshmallow is the ultimate sweet combination.  Base notes of sandalwood, musk, rose and orchid blend with fruity mandarin, cherry and raspberry and creamy vanilla, coconut and marshmallow.
 Raspberry & Salted Caramel
Sweet and creamy, Raspberry & Salted Caramel is a delicious treat for the senses.  Fruity notes of raspberry blend with anise, buttercream and vanilla-based caramel.
 Mango & Dragonfruit
Exotic and punchy, Mango & Dragonfruit combines base notes of lily, rose and jasmine with fruity green leaf, peach schnapps, sweet orange, melon, mango and apple.
 Green Apples
Fresh and zesty, Green Apples is the ultimate feel-good scent.  Inspired by the Granny Smith apple it blends leafy green accords with citrus notes of lemon, mandarin, apple and melon.  A fruity delight!
 Daisy
Fresh and floral, Daisy opens with a touch of lemon and grapefruit with accords of green leaf, green violet, apple, pear and peach. Leading into a floral heart of jasmine, lily, rose, violet leaves and freesia on a base of sandalwood, cedarwood, amber, vanilla and sweet, powdery musks.
The scent I have definitely got my eye on is the rose and marshmallow. It sounds incredible!

Flamingo candles are available to buy from the Flamingo Candles Website, ASOS, Joy and Amazon.
xx

Friday, 20 February 2015

A Match Made In Brow Heaven?

Hello lovelies!

I have been using tweezerman tweezers now for yeaaaars! They are literally a tweezer you will use once and never ever look back on, I promise you! I lost mine once and honestly when you have to use a ordinary pair you really realise just how amazing they actually are.

I use the Steel Tweezerman Slant tweezers* although I have used the mini version aswell. Quality wise I would say they are no different, at all. They both do exactly the same job just one is bigger and perfect if you have huge hands (like me!) to get a good hold of them.
I then introduced the Tweezerman Point tweezer* into my eyebrow routine after disregarding it for a long time and not really seeing much point in such a thin, sharp tweezer. Boy was I wrong. These tweezers are so perfect for just the tiniest of hairs, getting behind them and been able to pluck them out, with such ease. I wouldn't say they are essential, but together with the slant tweezers they work so work.
They are extremely sharp, and stay sharp. Mine are pretty much exactly as they were when I first started using them 3 years ago maybe? The same mini pair, before I introduced the full size steel tweezers. 

Another of my brow loves is the Tweezerman brow comb* to gently comb through lashes, get them into shape so you can see where needs tweezing or cutting. 

The slant tweezers are the original and best selling tweezers by Tweezerman and no wonder they have won so many awards. 

The tweezers are honestly such an investment, they may set you back £20.95 or only £12.50 for the mini pair, however as soon as you use them you will instantly realise how much value for money they are. 

They are available in many patterns, prints and colours. They pink pair are just adorable!
Are you a tweezerman fan?
xx

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Valentines Day

I have always loved Valentines Day, be it single, in a new or long term relationship I have always loved Valentines day. I have never been the type to hate it when single or feel bitter towards those spending it with the love of their lives. As cliche as it is I have always loved the day of love. For the past two Valentines days, I have been single, but that hasnt stopped me celebrating or spending it with those ladies I love.

This year was different, after my two year single slump, I have now been in a relationship for just short of a year with a person who has made me believe in love all over again and that phrase 'everything happens for a reason'.

The day started with all things heart shaped, balloons  crumpets and of course fried eggs. Food tastes so much better heart shaped. 

Present wise, I chose the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette and Chanel D'Ombre Eyeshadow in Emerveille as my treats and Josh surprised me with a stunning personalised cheeseboard from Not On The Highstreet which was so thoughtful. 

In return, I bought him tickets to see Michael McIntyre in Leeds in December, which he loved. 
As it was our first Valentines day, Josh booked in to one of our favourite Italian restaurants in Wetherby, Sant Angelos, along with my mum and her partner. We have been before and the food is just out of this world, incredible. Authentic, good Italian food, my favourite. Ive never actually been out for a meal on Valentines day believe it or not, as it very rarely falls on a weekend or I have cooked. So it was lovely to be treated to a meal.

We went out early evening for a few glasses of prosecco, before moving on to the restaurant.
opted for my usual, the Chicken liver pate to start and a King Prawn and Chile Linguine for my main. As I am still on the healthy eating kick, desert wasn't even a option however I had a tiny slab of a white chocolate and strawberry cake I bought especially for Valentines. 

It was such a perfect Valentines,  spent with people I love. Its not about presents, or meals out, as nice as they are. Its about surrounding yourself with the people you love and those that make you happy everyday of the year and not just the 14th February. 

How did you spend Valentines Day?

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

MAC Faux Lipstick & Swatches: The Kylie Jenner Lip

MAC Faux lipstick is a lipstick I would usually have never even looked twice at I must admit. It wasn't until the Kyle Jenner craze and everyone went mental for MAC Brave lipstick and Soar lip liner however I haven't been able to get my hands on either. After scouring the internet for swatches and reviews tonnes of girls said Faux was similar if not prettier. I was pretty astounded to find out it was on stock on the MAC website so I went ahead and ordered.
It came this morning, along with a small sample of mascara and free delivery, so I was pretty impressed. I gave it a whirl this afternoon and boy am I in love already. Like seriously, where has this lipstick been all my life?
It is a satin formula so just glides on without feeling dry. Perfect! I find it looks quite dark and daunting in the tube but once applied to the lips its a more muted pinkish brown shade that is highly pigmented. There is no sheerness about this lipstick. Don't get me wrong Im not fully satisfied and wont stop until I get my hands on Brave to see how similar they really are. 
If you use the code MACTREAT on the MAC Cosmetics website it will give you free next day delivery and a mini mascara sample.

What do you think of faux?
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