Thursday, 19 February 2015

Vintage Shop & Tearoom Guisborough Dunsdale // Lifestyle Post

Before Christmas I visited a beautiful little tearoom and vintage shop near where I live. It’s run by lovely friendly ladies and also on site there is a farm shop, regular markets, range of classes, courses & therapies, and boutique camping at Baby Moon. Type in Field Good into facebook and there page should come up.

I’ve visited twice now and really enjoyed going to have a hot chocolate or gingerbread latte. They also have a great selection of homemade cakes. As the keen photographer and blogger I am I decided to bring my camera on both visits and was pleased with the images produced.

The shop and tearoom is stunning. I love how the ladies hung all different garments, jewellery and homeware. It’s just gorgeous! Does this place look like somewhere you would like to visit? Xxx
















Sunday, 8 February 2015

Clothing & Beauty Jan/Feb Collective Haul

January has been a more indulgent month than most and I picked up some things that I know I’ll really wear and get my use out of.

First I bought two watches one for day time and one for special occasions. My last watch is in pieces it really needs to be binned. I’m so happy with these ones from next and the rose gold one in particular looks a lot more than it actually is price wise.

I love my new dressing gown for wrapping up in when it’s cold indoors or if I want to cuddle up in while watching TV on a night. This addition from next is going to be well worn!

I picked up a standard soft green hoody from Peacocks. It’s just one of those items which I know I’ll live in and have been already – ha! And the socks (from the men’s section) are so cosy and better quality than primark ones.

I picked up some beauty bits, an old fav are the No7 wipes which I sometimes buy when they come on offer and I’ve been trying out a new shampoo which I will reveal my thoughts sometime soon!

The grey ribbed body con has a turtle neck and I’ve noticed this is a fashionable trend at the mo. I sized up by two sizes for a more loose fit which I could wear with leggings and boots during the day.

Last but not least I purchased a vintage style lace top from Dorothy Perkins. I loved the detail and pretty feminine style. When I got home I wasn’t 100% on it but I think I’ll ride it out as it might be quite nice to wear in spring time.

What have been your Jan/Feb splurges? See anything you like from my haul? Xx









Next
Red midi watch £18.00 (Click here to buy)
Rose gold strap watch £22 (Click here to buy)
Charcoal grey bird print dressing gown £24.00 (Click here to buy)

Dorothy Perkins
Vintage style lace top by Isabel London £28.00

New Look
Grey ribbed body con £14.99

Peacocks
Mint green hoody £12.00
Men’s cosy socks SALE £3.00

Boots
No7 Beautiful Skin Face Wipes OFFER £2.00

Bodycare
Schwarzkopf Volume Shampoo £2.49

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Barry M Lip Gloss in Pink

Today’s post will be a review of this lip gloss. I don’t normally wear lip glosses but I received it in a gift set and decided to give you my thoughts.

It’s a lovely natural pink colour with a smidge of iridescent. There is a great selection of colours but being a lip gloss I don’t think the colours will stand out like lipsticks would.

It’s not too sticky, quite a smooth light feel. I did find it wasn’t as long lasting as I hoped however it had a lovely bubble gum scent, perfect for a lip gloss. The packaging is also fab, really bold and pretty. The sturdy applicator makes it easy to apply.

The price at £4.49 in boots (click here to buy) makes it not too bad compared to other drugstore brands. Overall it seems just your ordinary pink lip gloss. Perfect for a gift or to treat yourself.

What lip products have you been lovin’ at the mo? Xx




Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Boots Extracts Fairtrade Shower Gels // Strawberry, Brazil Nut & Vanilla

Just before Christmas Extracts had rebranded there range and brought out a couple of new fragrances. I was in Boots and decided to pick up some of their shower gels in the 3for2 offer. The brazil nut range is incredible and include my must have holy grail products.

The strawberry scent is fresh and fruity. Unfortunately I don’t like it as much as the brazil nut, mango, cranberry etc. The scent isn’t as authentic but I still enjoyed using it. To be honest the same can be said for the vanilla scented shower gel. It just doesn’t match up to some of the original scents.

The quality of the actual shower gels is really nice though as I would expect from Extracts. It lathers up very nicely and the feel of the shower gel is really luxurious.  I like the new packaging and am still a firm follower of the brazil nut and mango in particular. Click here to view the range. The shower gels retail at £4.50 each.

Have you tried anything by Boots Extracts? Which scent do you prefer?




 

Monday, 19 January 2015

Mac ‘Brave’ Satin Lipstick // My Second Mac Purchase

I got this lipstick as a gift last July for my Birthday. This was before a lot of the hype was created for ‘Brave’. I’ve noticed lots more exposure just recently and it reminded me that I had yet to review it!

The Satin finish is just right because it’s a little matt but not too much. Compared to my first purchase ‘Plumful’ (review and swatch here!) which is a lustre finish which is glossier. Although Brave is more matt it’s not too drying and sits nicely on the lips.

The colour is really beautiful and perfect for any occasion. It’s mostly a mauvey muted pink but with a little nude colour in it. In fact it has fairly similar tone to ‘Plumful’ just a little more subtle and much more wearable during the day.

I would say it suits many skin tones and for me it’s almost that my own lip colour but better look. I’ve heard Sammi from Beauty Crush talk about this lipstick too. She has a more of an olive skin tone and I have really pale skin so it really can suit everyone!

What Mac Lipstick have you been lovin’ at the mo? Have you tried ‘Brave’ or even ‘Plumful’?




Saturday, 10 January 2015

New Years Resolutions 2015

I thought this year it would be a nice time to share some of my goals for 2015. Theres a mixture of random, beauty, work, hobbies etc goals. I know theres a lot there so my aim is to complete at least some by 2016. I wanted to make it fun and not be too hard on myself writing goals which are hopefully achievable :-)

Have you written a similar post? Please share in the comments below and let me know if you have any similar to mine! :-)

Best wishes for 2015 everyone!! xxx




Some of my thoughts for 2015…..

Develop my fashion & beauty blog
Keep in touch with friends & make new ones
Get back into baking & take photos
Be more active on facebook
Appreciate the little things
Do things for ‘me’
Try to strike a balance
Have a wardrobe sort out, have fun with fashion.
Read more for fun
Buy bits and pieces for bedroom décor finishing touches.
Develop a few more hobbies
Research new events and places to visit
Continue making & selling cards.
Branch out and develop photography.
Keep organised but be spontaneous sometimes.
Help others
Learn more on how to use twitter
Organise things to look forward to over the year
Learn origami
Develop driving confidence
Try sushi
Learn what makes me happy
Make lunch for family more often
Practice winged eyeliner
Refine my business ideas
Rekindle my love for Pinterest
Do voluntary work
Buy a macro lens for my SLR camera
Develop my networking skills
Develop craft projects
Enter more competitions

Saturday, 3 January 2015

Christmas Sales Shopping // What I bought

I did most of my sale shopping online this year. I knew I wouldn’t be getting as many bath sets for Christmas so on Christmas Eve I made a few cheeky purchases on Boots.co.uk

I’ve been wanting to buy Jimmy Choo flash for a while, it’s such a versatile, chic everyday fragrance. I bagged it in the sale which I was chuffed about. I bought two Origins bath sets in the sale too. I’m so in love with their products. I love the Gloom Away range and my new fav is there Ginger range.

I’ve heard lots of beauty guru’s talk about This Works as a brand. I wanted to try out there range and sale time seemed the perfect opportunity so I purchased a Christmas beauty cracker.

I popped into town too and went in New Look, Dorothy Perkins and Peacocks. I tried on loads of different things but came out with only one full priced top in Dorothy Ps, some homeware accessories in WHSmiths/Wilko and new hair brush. I was pleased with my purchases but there wasn’t anything worthwhile in the highstreet sale.

What did you buy in the Sales? What was your impression, were there many good deals? Xxx






Boots
Jimmy Choo Flash EDP 60ml Gift Set (SALE £30.33 from £45.50)
Origins grapefruit duo set (SALE £14.66 from £22)
Origins go ginger set (SALE £14.67 from £22)
This Works breath cracker set (SALE £4 from £6)
Smooth and Shine paddle hair brush £6.99. BUY HERE.

Dorothy Perkins
Izabel London grey jersey top £20.00

WHSmiths
Magazine file in pastel pattern £6.99. BUY HERE.
Pink storage box (Buy one get one free £0.00)

Wilko
Purple Meadow pack of 4 coasters £2.00. BUY HERE

Monday, 29 December 2014

What I got for Christmas 2014 :-)

I’ve been doing this post for a couple of years now. I enjoy sharing and talking to other bloggers to find out what they got and to tell them what I have received.

In our family we write lists and this year I wanted less stuff but more high quality products. This way I don’t have loads of bulky items hanging around all year. My friend got me a Philosophy bath set which I can’t wait to use. I was given an Origins hand cream set, my love for Origins has really grown, and they are gorgeous! I have a few more Origins products in my Christmas sales post coming up soon.

As a surprise my mum got me a jumbo hot chocolate set and a tea hamper both from a lovely brand called Whittard. I can’t wait to try them out!! I got lots more activity based gifts from my parents this year including books, DVDs, CDs, a jigsaw etc.

My Favourite surprise was the Miranda Hart Maracattack DVD and some maracas. I laughed when I opened it, I thought it was hilarious and fab! Can’t wait to have a go ha! :-)

Please get in touch with your ‘What I got for Christmas post’ would love to share ideas :-) Expect a Christmas sales haul very soon! Best wishes for 2015! xxxx