Friday, 25 May 2012

Happy Birthday Glossy Box

Yesterday I received my May Glossy Box which also happens to be their 1st birthday anniversary box 'Happy 1st Birthday Glossy Box'. I know this was a box that most people anticipated and I hope most of you were not disappointed in the box. 

This is what I got in my anniversary box. 
Left to Right: Noble Isle Bath and Shower Gel, Apivita Masks (full size £3.50), Osmo Hair Treatment (Full Size £19.99), Lolita Lempicka Eau de Parfume/Si Lolita (Full Size £65/£63), Eldore False Eyelashes (Full Size £3.90) and Glossy Box Mirror and Happy Birthday Ballon. 

The products were wrapped up in lovely birthday paper and I will totally use this paper again in some way has it is to nice to throw away. 

I enjoyed this box but I didn't like the fragrance samples as I don't really use them and they will just get throw in my bag or into a box, but I did enjoy the hair treatment as I love hair treatments and this will be brilliant size for holiday as its small and will not take up to much room in your suitcase. I also like the fact that the box came with Eldora False Eyelashes and as I am an eyelashes virgin I will totally be put these into good use on my birthday night out in 3 months time. 

Did you get the anniversary box? If so what did you think about it? 

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Tuesday, 22 May 2012

3 Months Till 25

Hello my lovelies. 

Today marks three months till my 25th birthday, I really don't like the idea of getting old but who does really but it is more scary thinking my mummy was 25 when she had me and there is no way I am ready for children. 

But anyway I thought I would tell you all now I am getting on with my '25 Thing Before 25' has I am now half way thought. 

So here goes ...... 

1. Get one person to subscribe to my blog  
I want to say as massive thank you to Nadine from redlippy-ticklesmyfancy as she made this happen

2. Take more photos
In progress

3. Give blood
Hoping to do this in June I have signed up just waiting for place to give blood around my area 

4. Write letters to friends who no longer live near me
In progress

5. Try five new foods 1/5 

6. Read a book a month 2/6
Gok Wan Autobiography and Katie Price Beautiful both books I would suggest reading but I need to read more to make this work. 

7. Print of the photos from my memory cards and place them into albums
I am not going to lie but I haven't even started this yet :(

8. Try some home beauty treatments (I will share with you how they go)
I have downloaded an app called Beauty Tips and I am looking thought to find the best ones to shared with you guys.

9. Save up to move out with boyfriend
This was going okay till this month when I lose my job so this is now on the back burner till I find something new

10.Watch 10 films I haven't watch before 5/10
 Iron Man, The Fast And The Furious - Tokyo Drift, Iron Man 2, Avengers Assemble, Tron Legacy

11. Go to at least three different places around the UK 4/3 
London, Nottingham, Bradford, Godstone

12. Lose 12lbs
In progress

13. Place £5 or more a week into my saving account 
I started this on 25/02/12 and it was going well till I lost my job so this to as gone on the back burner till I find a new job 

14. Use up at least seven beauty products I already own 5/7 
Soap And Glory Calm On Calm All, Soap And Glory Glad Hair Day, Soap And Glory Clean On Me, Alberto Balsam Juicy Apple Shampoo, No7 Make Up Wipes

15. Get more creative (Nail art, Cupcakes, Blogging etc)
 So far I have done shortbread for a friends birthday and made some cupcakes hopefully I will do more now.

16. Go on holiday with my boyfriend
We are going away for a week at the beginning of August with my cousin and her parter 

17. Go to the zoo 
Hopefully for my birthday treat fingers cross

18. Make a birthday cake for my mummy's 50th Birthday 
Her birthday is not till July, so will keep you updated 

19. Get a new job 
This is more then important now so this is on the top of my list of things to do

20. Take my theory driving test
Can't do due to the current situation 

21. Buy a video camera and then maybe start on youtube
Same as above but may still carry on starting youtube by filming on my webcam not good I know but it may be a place to start while I am getting myself sorted. 

22. Have date night once a month with my boyfriend (Cinema, Dinner out etc)
Started this on the 24/02/12 and has been going well as we take it in turn to pay so now it may have to be every other month or I need to find things to do that are cheap or ever better free. 

23. Go and see my best friends who don't live near me
Went to see my wonderful friend Vicky who lives in Nottingham over the Easter weekend which was fun. 

24. Once a month at least do something with friends (Film Nights, Dinner, Cinema etc) 
Started this on the 08/03/12 and so far we have done film nights, cinema, dinner if you can call going to KFC dinner and birthday parties. 

25. Reach 25 
Will happen in August.

My friend Ed and me on my birthday last year

Hopefully I will manager to complete this all as I will be very happy indeed, so fingers cross everyone. 

Have you ever done something like this for your birthday? If so did you manager to do it all?

See You Soon 


Monday, 21 May 2012

Charity Haul

Afternoon sweeties

Today's post is about what I have found in my local charity shops over the month so far. I love shopping in charity shops as you find items that you may not otherwise find. I will apologise about this post being picture heavy. 

I will do non clothes first. 

This picture frame cost me 49p, I brought it because it is blue with sunflowers on top my favourite colour and flower roll into one. I plan to take some pictures over the summer and place some in here as the frame reminds me of the summer. 

These coasters cost me £1.29 the reason I brought these is because I love camper vans and I think these will look great once me and the boyfriend have our own house. I have already started to buy things for the house to save us money when we do move. 

I brought this case for my nail wheels, nail files, top and base coats and anything for nails that is small. The case cost me £1.09 which I think is a bargain and will be prefect for my nail items. 

Now for the clothes I have found. 

This dress cost me £1.50 and it is a wonderful dress for the changing seasons the only downside is you need to wear a slip under the dress as it is see thought. I think this will look brilliant with a little brown belt and brown sandals in the spring and summer and little brown boots during autumn and winter. 

I first need to apologise that's the cardigan is very creased this was in my bag over the weekend as it was very mix weather in the South East England. This cost me £1.99 and was brand new with the tags still in. I love that it light weight so brilliant when its a little chilly. 

The no sleeve jumper was original from Topshop and cost me around £2 and will be brilliant during the changeable weather as this is good item to use to layer up. 

This T.shirt is from the men's area of the charity shop but was place by mistake but I would totally say look in the men section as you can find great t.shirts and jumpers, I plan to wear this with a little black skirt and this cost me £2. 

This skirt is original from Laura Ashley so totally something I would not be able to afford normally but in the charity shop it was only £1.99 bargain. I plan to wear this both as a maxi skirt with a little white t.shirt but also as a dress with a little brown belt around the waist. I love clothes that I can wear more then one way. 

I brought this cardigan was around £2.50 and its cream and grey strip and goes prefect with a little t.shirt and jeans for a comfort/casual look. 

This is a lovely summer dress top and cost me £1 and will look great with jeans. 

This is from Monsoon orginail so totally would not be able buy this normally but in the charity shop this cost me £2.50 and would look lovely with my long blue cardgain that I already spoke about. 

This is dress is a beach dress but I plan to wear it as an everyday dress by wearing a slip under it. I think it will look lovely as an everyday dress especially in the summer and it only cost me £2.45. 

This beautiful yellow skirt cost me £3 and it's totally a colour for this season. The only down side is it's a little bit to big for me so my mummy is going to take it in for me which I love her for. 

I love this skirt and its totally going to be my favourite skirt for the summer and this only cost me £2. 
I love the mustard and purple print and with go with so much. 

This short sleeve cardigan cost me only £1.50 and I thought was be brilliant in the summer when it is very hot but I don't want to get my shoulders burn as my shoulders do burn easy. 

I brought this beach cover up mainly for my holiday in August and I didn't want to spend a fortune on a beach cover up as I will only wear it when I go to the beach which on holiday maybe only 3-4 times so not worth buying more pricey. This cost me only £3 which I think is value for money. 

This ASOS dress only cost me £1.50 and it's a beautiful dress to wear all season as its netted and looks brilliant with boots or sandals. 

I love this top and so far this as been my go to top it looks beautiful with Jeggings and the print is a lovely blue flower print which I love, I think this will be the item I wear the most over the summer and it only cost me £2 so I am a very happy bunny. 

This cardigan cost me only £3 and looks lovely with a brilliant white dress.

And finally ...... 

This Topshop jumper which cost me £4.50 which is just under my £5 per item limit that I place on myself but I just fell in love with this jumper so I had to get it, it looks lovely with jeans and jeggings.

There finally we are done and I am sorry again I didn't know I brought so much stuff. 

Have you been shopping in charity shop? How do you find charity shopping? 

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Thursday, 17 May 2012

Monthly Tip - Number 3 May 2012

Hello everyone I need to start this post of with a sorry that this as taken me so long in doing it, but the month of May has not been the best for me so far but I may say more later on once I get everything sorted. 

So you may be wondering what this month tip may be. 
Well this month it is all to do with nails and how to stop you nail polish chipping so easily. 

If you are like me and dislike painting your nails just to find within 2/3 days your nails have chipped then this may be the tip for you and all you need to a top coat. 

Collection 2000 2 in 1 and Barry M 3 in 1 

  These are the two topcoats I use but you can use any topcoat for this.

Most people use a topcoat after they finish painting their nails but this doesn't help to stop the nails chipping after 2-3 days but I have found that if you apply a thin layer of topcoat each day this can help.

I would suggest applying this ever at night or when you have a quiet part of the day when you have time to allow the top coat to dry completely and you should find your nail polish will last longer which in turn means you don't need to paint your nails every few days. 

I hope this helps you like it as me. 

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Wednesday, 16 May 2012


Hello Lovely Readers today I want to inform you of something that I think is just amazing.

 Saturday 12th May 2012 my boyfriend's mummy Sally and her friend Diana walked from London 2 Brighton for the charity Breakthough Breast Cancer. The walk itself was 100k walk which equals to 60 miles. 

 Diana and Sally

They started at 08.15 Saturday morning and finished 07.45 Sunday morning so they finish the walk in 23 and half hours, which I think is just brilliant, especially as they had to walk thought the night, thought fields that were wet logged and completely muddy and especially as Diana hurt her hip quiet badly with 15k of the walk left but they never give up. I am so proud of them both and I wanted to tell you all. 

I would not ask normally but if you wish to donate to Sally then you can by clicking here and it is for a good cause that as effected most of us in our lives. 

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Friday, 11 May 2012

Popping My Essie Cherry

Hello everyone. 

Last weekend I finally popped my Essie nail polish cherry but I did not buy them from Boots or Superdrug, which most people in the UK have seemed to do over the last few weeks since both shops started to sell them, both in store and online. 

So you may be wondering where I got them from then. I brought the polish's from TKMax somewhere I totally did not think about buying nail polishes from but somewhere I will totally go back to and these only cost me £9.99 for the three of them. 

I can't believe it took me so long to pop my Essie cherry has so far I have found these polishes to be brilliant. 

These are the colours I got.
Left to right: Unknown but I think its Berry Hard(487) Shop Till I Drop(472) and Unknown

These are brilliant colours and ones that I will wear most of the time. The pale white polish far right as light pink shimmers and is nice to place over other polishes as it makes the polish its over lighter and  shimmer when it catches the light. 

Berry Hard (487) 
The middle colour is Berry Hard 

Beautiful deep red which will look fantastic in the Autumn and Winter. 

Shop Till I Drop (472) 

Lovely pink colour thats will be brilliant in the hotter weather when the UK finally get some.

They take two coats to be opaque and they dry quickly which is brilliant when you are rushing around.
I am definitely going to have a look at the ones that Superdrug's and Boots have available once I find a store that stocks them. I am liking the look of Mint Candy Apple at the moment like most beauty bloggers has it is a lovely mint green colour which is big this season. 

The only down side I found with these polishes were that only one of the polishes had the name of what they were, which means I had to look online to try and find the others, that was hard as online some of the colours look the same as each other. 

Have you brought any Essie polishes? What is your favourite colour from Essie?

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Friday, 4 May 2012

Cosmopolitan Blog Awards 2012

Hello Everyone I just wanted to tell you all that its that time of year again when Cosmopolitan are on the search for the best blogs of 2012. 

So if you enjoy reading my blog or others, has much as we enjoy writing them please nominate by click here

I remember last years Cosmopolitan awards and I thought it must be brilliant being nominated let alone awarded from something you enjoy doing. 

I am still fairly new to the blogging scene as my blog is only three months old but I have to say they are the best three months I have had for along while and I have enjoyed every minute. 

I would be over the moon if I was nominated for such award as this I know its long shot but you can never say never. 

So if you would like to nominate me then you can do by one of two ways ever clicking on the Cosmopolian 'Best New Beauty Blog' or click here for Next Newcomer Blog Award but only if you want to. 

I want to say Thank You and Good Luck to everyone. 

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Thursday, 3 May 2012

Alberto Balsam - Review

Today I will be review Alberto Balsam Shampoo and Conditioner, I first saw this product in my local Poundland store while I was looking for a cheap shampoo and conditioner, the thing that court my eye was the fact that the Juicy Green Apple version of the shampoo and conditioner was for both normal and greasy hair. 

You may know by now but I suffer from greasy face and hair so I love finding things that may help with the situation and these only being £1 a bottle was a bonus. I found out that you can buy Alberto Balsam shampoo and conditioner that most beauty retailers and most of them sell the bottles for £1 each, so they are readily available in the UK. I am sorry this may not be the case in the USA or the rest of the world. 

As I mention the Juice Green Apple is for normal/ greasy hair and I must say I have found the product to work wonders on my hair. It helps to stop the build up of grease and makes my hair very shinny. The conditioner helps to dangler my hair and I tell you my hair is always knotty. 

I have enjoy using this product so much that last week when I was in my local town I decided to pick up another shampoo and conditioner from the line. 

This is new to the line and it is meant to work on all hair types and hopefully it works on mine if not I will be back using the Juice Green Apple. But I will kept you up dated on how this goes.

Have you tried any Alberto Balsam shampoos and conditioners? 
Do you like them? 

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Film Review - Avengers Assemble

Hello everyone and I hope the weather is better then what I have here in the South East of England. Today I thought I would do something different and review the new Marvel film 'Avengers Assemble' that I went to see last night with my boyfriend and my friend Eddio and I honestly say it one of the best films I have seen in a while.  

The Avengers Assemble is the first film were Marvels superheroes join forces to save the Earth, so we get to see Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, The Hulk, Hawkeye and The Black Widow in their element. So I can hear some of you heard great another superhero film the other half is going want to see well I would say to you go and see it you will be surprise as my boyfriend is not that interested in Comics and Superheroes but he enjoyed this film and now wants to watch the previous films in the Marvel collection, which makes me a happy bunny as I love the previous films. 

There is many comic moments thought and last night there was not one person in the cinema that did not laugh that one point. The one liners got most people going especially Tony Stark/Iron Man's. 

The only downside I found was that The Hulk was not played by the actor Edward Norton has it was in previous film based on the character/superhero himself but Mark Ruffalo who plays him in within this film plays the character brilliant and you soon forget that Edward Norton ever play the superhero. Sorry Edward. 

I know if you live in the USA that the film hasn't come to the cinema at present but its due out of the 4th May and I would say go and see it and if you are in the UK then go now hopefully you will enjoy it as much as I did. 

Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Tron (Chris Hemsworth), Captain America (Chris Evans), Hawkeyes (Jeremy Renner), Iron Man (Robert Downing Jnr) and The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) 

Have you seen the film? What did you think about the film? 

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Tuesday, 1 May 2012

March and April Favourites

I need to start this post with a big sorry for one not doing a March favourite and two not being around much last month. I was busy and ill over April but I do know this was no excuse so yet again I am sorry. 

To make up for it I thought I would show you what were my main favourite's of the months of March and April. 

So these are my March and April favourites

 Top to Bottom/Left to Right
Lush - Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter, Carmex Lip Balm, Alberto Balsam Shampoo and Conditioner, Topshop Marine Scene Nail Polish.


Alberto Balsam Shampoo and Conditioner 
Juicy Green Apple - For Normal/Greasy Hair 
Retails for £1 each - At most beauty retailers 

I love this shampoo and conditioner, I have greasy hair and I find it difficult to find products at are especially for my hair type so to find this was a god send and for a £1 a bottle its brilliant. 
It makes my hair very shiny and means I don't have to wash my hair every other day and don't need to use dry shampoo the very next day after washing my hair. 


Topshop - Marine Scene 
Retails for £5 at Topshop 

This is a beautiful blue at is not to dark or to bright and a colour that I have been wearing most of March and April. I really enjoy Topshop's nail polishes as they are easy to apply and opaque with two coats which is always good in a time of a rush. 

Lush - Lemony Fluter Cuticle Butter 
Retails for £5.95 

This is mainly a cuticle butter but can be used on elbow, knees or any dry area which is a good point especially when you don't have a lot of money to buy several products. The main reason I brought this was for my cuticles but I have found myself reaching for it on a daily basic. Some people may be put of be the smell as it is a very strong smell of lemon but I love the smell. 


Carmex Cherry - SPF 15 
Retails from around £2 at most beauty retailers 

If you live in the UK you will know it has been the wettest April for 100 years and it has been feeling like winter has returned, which means my lips have been very dry indeed and it has meant that I been reaching for this lip product as it smooth my lips and the SPF helps protect my lips from the little bit of sun the UK as had. I have loads of lip balm products but I reach of carmex more often as its very small so fits in the bag nicely. 

I hope you all enjoy the monthly favourites and what are yours? 

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