Clothing Haul!

31 July 2013



Hello lovelys, i have not blogged in a few days i have been really busy, but i thought i would share with you the clothing and accessories i have purchased over the last couple of months. 


Star crop top- River Island £10.00


Black strappy top- Primark £5.00



Lime jumper- H&M £7.99


Print crop top- Primark £5.00


Mint t-shirt- Republic £12.80 (20% off)


Aztec print tube skirt- Republic £16.00


Grey tube skirt- H&M £7.99


Flower print tube skirt- Topshop £28.00


Nude embellished heels- Primark £14.00


Necklaces- Primark
Left- £2.00
Middle- £4.00
Right-£3.00

I was so impressed with the stuff i got from Primark in particular, crop tops at £5.00 you just cant refuse, also i am still really impressed with their accessories, i love the spiky necklace i think the mixture of bright colours will help to brighten of a lot of outfits, i am also in love with the nude heels. I think they were such a bargain for £14.00, they look like they cost a lot more than that, the embellishment is so pretty and i think they will go with lots of different outfits. The grey tube skirt from H&M was another bargain its a really thick material and very similar to the plain tube skirts in Topshop but at £7.99 it is much better value for money. 
Hope you liked seeing what i have bought lately, Thanks for reading.  

Zoe
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Make up First and Fails Tag!!

28 July 2013



This is my very first tag yay!! The lovely Allie May Redmond from thefridaygirl.co.uk tagged me in and i am very happy she did, i get to share with you some of my first experiences and failures with make up. 

Foundation and Powder-
I would say i was probably a bit of a late starter when it comes to make up, i didn't start wearing it till i was in my early teens, of course i played around with my mums and i had my own kids makeup set when i was young but i mean actually buying and wearing my own. From what i can remember i didn't start wearing full foundation right away. I had pretty bad skin as a teenager, growing up it was a nightmare i used to get a fair few spots and it was very oily i was very self conscious about my skin, i started off just putting concealer on my spots and i used to layer on the face powder to help with the oiliness. Unfortunately at that age we aren't the best at colour matching our makeup are we, so using the pale powder that i did probably wasn't the best look....

Eyebrows-
I remember the stage when girls at school started to become 'eyebrow aware' que the ridiculous eyebrow shapes... triangle brows, eyebrows that start or end half way across your eye, super thin barely there lines, girls that made the mistake of shaving them etc, i was pretty lazy with mine i still am to be honest they were either slightly too unkept and overgrown or far too thin due to trying desperately to get them both to match until i get to the point where there was not much left to match!

Eyeliner and Mascara-
One thing i did always wear from my early teens, and probably too much of was eyeliner and mascara black of course! Even tho my mum used to tell me i should wear brown/black being the fair and pale creature that i was (would say am but i discovered fake tan). But of course i knew better....

Eyeshadow-
This has got to be the number one fail i expect most girls make when dicovering makeup, blue, green, purple the brighter then better in your teens... i remember one of my favorite eyeshadow looks was with one of my mums eyeshadows that i err borrowed (sorry mum)... i used to put a light pink all over the lid and a really bright pink in the crease, i loved it!!

So that was my make up firsts and fails i hope you enjoyed reading it.

I am going to tag-
Georgia & Hannah sisterswhoshop
Hayley haysparkle
Becki bowsbeautyandbecki
Claire & Lauren stylingo
Dee deesbeautifullife

Zoe
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Nails Inc Bling It On Romance, Review and Tutorial

25 July 2013



This Nails Inc Bling it on kit, was one of the beauty items i featured in my last months beauty wish list, and when i got payed i treated myself to the little beauty. Im going to show you how i chose to use it followed by a short review.



What you get-
  • 2x 4ml nail polishes, colours porchester square and electric avenue,
  • 4x bow embellishments,
  • (aprox) 50x crystals - swarovski elements
  • nail glue 3g
  • 2x cuticle stick

Step one-
I used the colour Porchester square as my main base colour, i don't even no how to describe the colour browny/taupe?? i don't no, anyway i did two coats of that on all nails leaving my index fingers bare.


Step two-
I applied three coats of the silver glitter Electric avenue to my index nail.

                                                                    


Step three-
I applied a little bit of glitter around the base of the ring finger nail.



Step four-
There are three different sizes of crystals, i chose to apply them just to my thumb nails going up the nails from the largest to the smallest. To apply the crystals i applied a small blob of glue directly to the nail, where i was putting the crystal, to easily pick up the crystal dip one end of a cuticle stick in clear nail polish then pick up the crystal from the top using the stick and apply to the nail, hold it down firmly for a about 10 seconds.
    


Step five-
To complete the look i added one of the pretty bow embellishments to the nail on my middle fingers. To add the bow i put a small amount of glue on the back of the bow and then using tweezers i placed it down on the nail and held it there for about 60 seconds until it felt secure.


The finished look.......

I really love how my nails turned out i think there so pretty and they were really easy to do. I was so impressed with this fab little kit, i love the nail polish colours and the  swarovski crystals and bows are not only really pretty but are good quality. The Bling it on Romance kit is £25 which is quiet a lot but you can reuse the crystals and bows as long as you don't lose them so you can redo the look to get your moneys worth. I was impressed with how long the bows stayed on my nails for i thought i would catch them and rip them off pretty quick but five days later they were still going strong even after catching them a few times so the glue must be pretty good. I look forward to using this kit again and seeing what different looks i can create!
You can buy the Nails Inc bling it on Romance kit here
What do you think of my final look? I love to read your comments, and i will reply to any questions asked.

Zoe
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July Glossybox!

22 July 2013




I have been subscribed to Glossybox since april so this is my fourth box. I am still in love with the idea of getting a little box of goodies in the post every month i am always so excited to see what each box brings. Each box costs £10.00 (plus p&p) and I'm still happy to pay that each month for the products i have been receiving. This months box Seaside Splash is a box of summer must haves! I am really impressed with this months box, all the products are aimed towards making you look beach perfect and how amazing is the packaging!



This is what i received in my box........


Alterna Haircare, Bamboo style Boho Waves Tousled Texture Mist

"Your perfect seaside splash summer companion! forget perfectly primped hair, and instead opt for effortlessly tousled just back from the beach waves with this weightless mist. Adds texture, volume and healthy style to all hair types"

I was excited when i saw this in the box, i have a thing for beachy looking hair and i have tried a fair few these sort of products claiming to give me sexy beach goddess locks! However i seem to just end up with a crunchy, not so goddess like mess... not the look i am going for! The first time i used this i sprayed it into dry hair and then put it in a plait and didn't think much more about it until i took my hair out the plait later on that day and my hair had perfect beachy waves and volume! I was so impressed my hair wasn't crunchy or hard either. I also tried it sprayed onto to wet hair but i didn't find the effect as good as on dry hair. Overall super impressed with this, however at £23.00 for a full sized bottle i am wishing i didn't like it quiet so much! 


Coola Mineral Face SPF 20 Unscented

"We love this little tough but gentle multi-tasker. Coola Organics Suncare Collection is hypoallergenic, free of parabens and packed with antioxidants. It provides complete UVA/UVB protection and fight free radicals, while soothing, toning and minimizing pores. Organic Acai oil delivers powerful anti-aging benefits, while organic evening primrose and linseed oils reduce inflammation and balance moisture.

I was interested to test this out as its specially targeted for the face and has lots of added benefits for the skin, however i cant say i was particularly impressed with this. I thought it made my face really white which i found strange considering its only a SPF20 and didn't rub into the skin very well at £29.99 for a full size bottle i think its safe to say i will not be purchasing it.


Essie Sleek Sticks

"Discover a whole new way to Essie. Now you can re-create chic looks fresh off the runway without so much as picking up a brush. These glam Essie sleek sticks mimic the look and feel of handcrafted nail art that lasts up to 10 days. All you need to do is match the stickers to the size of each nail, peel them off and apply, before buffing away any excess with the file... easy peasy!"

I was really happy to get these in my box, i am a big fan of Essie nail polish and i am super excited to try these out. I haven't had the best experience previously with nail wraps, i can never seem to get them on flat and straight so hopefully i will have better luck with these.

Sleek Makeup Pout Paint

"Pout Paints are intensive, long lasting lip pigments that are made to be mixed. Use a tiny bead of Pout Paint and smooth onto your lips for mind blowing vibrant colour that gives you full coverage that lasts for hours and dries to a satin finish"

Left (161 Minx) Right (154 Mauve Over)

I was very happy with the two colours i received my favorite is the peachy nude shade Minx. I tested Minx out on my lips and only needed a tiny amount to get a good colour. I struggled to get the swatches off my arm, i really had to scrub so i can imagine they are long lasting on the lips. I am looking forward to experimenting with the bright purple pout paint.

Anatomicals Spray misty for me Facial spritz

"Our current obsession in the Glossy office: ultra hydrating facial mists- the number one summer essential. This facial spritz with calming lavender and refreshing peppermint extract helps re-hydrate and calm skin. Wonderful every day, during flights, at the beach, in the city or in the office. We love that this is suitable for all skin types"

I like the idea of facial mists to cool you down and refresh the skin, thats exactly what you need in the summer. I sprayed this for the first time over my makeup and wasn't very impressed i found it didn't feel right on the skin and just make my face look wet and shiny, i also not too keen on the smell i feel its a bit too perfumed for a facial mist. I do like how cooling this is on the skin and think i will just use in on my body to cool me down or possibly on my face as long as I'm not wearing makeup.

So that what i received in this months box overall i am very happy with it the Bamboo Style Boho Waves mist is definitely a winner for me.
What did you think of this months glossybox? I love reading your comments and will reply to any questions asked.

Zoe
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OOTN, Galaxy Dress!

19 July 2013



I went out last night to celebrate a friends birthday, pretty strange being out on a thursday night I'm not usually one for going out on a school night but i had a really good night even if i have spent all day confused feeling like its sunday, anyway on to the outfit....




Dress- Missguided,
Shoes- New Look,
Bag- Primark,
Necklace- Miso at Republic.

I decided to wear this galaxy print midi dress, i am really loving longer hemlines lately i never used to be into longer dresses and skirts but at the minute i find thats what i am mainly drawn to. I really love the print on this dress, i expect its not to everyone's taste but i think its different i also love the colours. I think the dress was about £14 which i think is so cheap for such a nice stand out piece, its really comfortable to wear and fits well, i also like the t-shirt style sleeves i think it could easily be dressed down for daywear. I picked black shoes and a black studded clutch and spiky necklace to accessorize the look. 
What do you think of my outfit? I love reading peoples comments, and i will reply to any questions asked. 

Zoe
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Liebster Award!

18 July 2013





I must admit when i got nominated for the Liebster award for the first time last week i had no idea what it was!  I first got nominated by the beautiful ladies Georgia and Hannah from sisterwhoshop so after a little read of there post i got the jist of how it worked. I also got two more nominations by the lovely Becky from bowsbeauty and the lovely Laura from lauraloveandliquor . The Liebster award is given to fellow bloggers with less than 200 followers and is a great way to get to know other bloggers and promote each others blogs, here are the rules....

1- You must answer 11 questions given by the nominator,
2- You must make 11 questions of your own, 
3- You must then choose 11 of your own nominees, who have under 200 followers,
4- You then tag your nominees and let them no so they can then answer your questions!

So what i have decided to do is, do it all as one post and answer the 11 questions from each nominee and then nominate my own nominees with my own 11 questions.


My 11 questions from sisterswhoshop


  1. If you were given a free pass to any shop, where you could just take whatever and as much as you wanted and money wasn't involved, which shop would you chose? I think i would have to pick a department store like Debenhams or House of Fraiser then i could pick amazing goodies from the beauty department and the clothing section win win!
  2. Which animals characteristics and traits would you say are closest to yours? Ha oh dear... err.. a dog?! i would say i am loyal and lovable lol. 
  3. What is your main goal in life, what is it that you most want to happen or to achieve? I would really like for my blog to be successful!
  4. Which character would you most like to be, from any TV show or film and why? Humm... got to be carrie from SATC, think of the wardrobe and the shoes!
  5. If you could go back in time, or forward to the future, to any date where would you go (era, time,event)? I would love to go back to a really glamourous era like the 40s!
  6. Where is your favorite place in the world? I don't think i have been traveling enough to have a favorite yet, i am going to be really sad and say there is no place like home...
  7. If you could have any job/career what would it be? I would love to work in the beauty industry. 
  8. If you had to live off one take away or restaurant every day for the rest of your life, which take away/restaurant would it be? I would have to go with an italian restaurant i would be massive but i just love pizza and pasta and garlic bread, yummy, I'm hungry now...
  9. What is your number one beauty tip? Use an oil in your hair, since i started using hair oils my hair has dramatically improved! 
  10. Why do you blog? I just really enjoy it, i love writing about fashion and beauty and also interacting with other fashion and beauty lovers. 
  11. What is your absolute favorite make-up item, that you'd recommend to anyone? Rimmel Appocalips there just so good!
My 11 questions from Becky
1, What is your dream for the future? I would love to travel there are so many places i want to see, i also would love for my blog to be successful. 
2, If you could live your life by one moto/ quote what would it be?
No regrets, just lessons learned.
3, Who inspires you? (Celebrity, Family ect)
I would say the people that inspire me are the amazing family and friends i have. 
4, Favorite Make-up brand?
Tough question, i wouldn't say this is my all time favorite but it is my current favorite, i go with Benefit. 
5, What is your favorite type of product? (i.e Mascara, Lipstick)
I definitely have a weakness for nail varnishes. 
6, What brands/ shops do you wish were sold where you live but aren't? (i.e Sephora come to the UK!)
I  desperately wish i has a mac counter near me.
7, What is one item that you really want but its to expensive? (i.e Chanel Handbag)
A pair of louboutines!! i will get some one day!!
8, If you could look like anybody who would you want to look like and why?
Err a much better put together version of myself lol... that or a Victoria's secret model ha. 
9, Dream Job?
Something to do with beauty. 
10, If you could live anywhere in the world - where would it be and why?
I love the idea of living in New York.
11, How long does it take you to get ready in the morning on average?
Well that would depend on what i was doing, about half an hour for work but if i was doing something nice that day probably an hour to make myself look human. 

My 11 questions from Laura
1- What is your favorite topic to blog about? I would have to say beauty. 
2- If you had to choose one clothing store to shop at for the rest of your life, where would you choose?
Ohh hard question... i'm going to go with Topshop, i think i could still rock it when i am 90!
3- What is your favorite bargain product? I don't know about bargain but i love the collection 2000 concealers and there pretty cheap. 
4- If somebody gave you £100 to spend on anything, what would you buy? Makeuppppp!!! 
5- If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? Again New York. 
6- What is your current favorite blog and how did you come across it? I think my current favorite is probably Kayleigh's blog couture girl, i'm not sure how i came across it but im glad i did! 
7- What is your favorite smell? I'm not sure if you mean perfume or just a smell in general so perfume wise Pink Princess Vera Wang and in general, the smell of something yummy like cookies baking in the oven. 
8- Would you ever consider making a youtube channel? I have considered it i think it would be fun but i'm just too shy to have everyone watching me lol.
9- What is your biggest achievement? Err... getting out of bed and to work on time most days is an achievement for me, but i would say right now every time i see more followers on my blog i feel like i have achieved something and it puts a smile on my face :) 
10- What made you start blogging? I have loved reading blogs and watching youtube beauty gurus for a while now and i just thought that looks like fun!
11- What is you favorite online clothing store? Missguided love it!! 

Now i only have five nominees as it seems most people i follow have already been tagged this in but anyways the lovely ladies im nominating are...

1- Harriet from byooteeblog.blogspot.co.uk 
2- Bryany from bryanyellen.blogspot.co.uk
3- Paige from pb-beauty.blogspot.co.uk
4- Sarah from newbeautyrevouloution.blogpot.co.uk
5- Ruby from frombesidethesea.com

My 11 questions for my nominees

1- What are your essential handbag beauty items?
2- Why did you start your blog?
3- What three beauty items would you take with you to a desert island?
4- What is your best bit of beauty advice?
5- What is your ultimate beauty product you would recommend?
6- Where is your favorite place to shop?
7- What is your top blog you would recommend?
8- What is your favorite online fashion website?
9- What do you hope to achieve through blogging?
10- What are your top summer beauty essentials?
11- What are your top summer fashion essentials?

Wow what a long post.. i hope the people that nominated me enjoyed reading my answers, and i look forward to reading the reply's to my questions from my nominees. 

Zoe
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Love my Vouchers!

16 July 2013

This is a quick post to introduce you to a new widget i now have on my blog. The widget is for the website love my vouchers and i thought it may be of interest to fellow shopaholics who read my blog who like saving money on there purchases! Love my vouchers is a great  website featuring UK voucher codes and discounts from some of the top brands and online stores around, the listings are updated daily and can save you money on anything from fashion and beauty, to food and travel. The widget on my blog features fashion voucher codes from some great fashion websites, if you spot an offer that interests you all you do is click on the offer on the widget and it takes you to the retailers website, to redeem the offer you enter the code at the checkout, simple!

Hope this was of interest to you, thanks for reading.

Zoe
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OOTN, Pink and Purple Sparkle!

15 July 2013



Top- Topshop,
Skirt- River Island,
Shoes- New look,
Necklaces- Topshop,
Bangles- Primark.


I went out at the weekend and this is my super girly outfit of choice! I hadn't worn this skirt for a while so i thought it deserved an outing, i always feel pretty glam when i wear it. Its such a gorgeous colour, and i like the waterfall cut away style and the front. I think this skirt works all year round, i wear it with a darker top for the winter, but i picked this light sequin crop top for a summery look. The crop top is made of a very thin cream mesh material so its very see through and completely covered in a mixture of pink and pale holographic sequins, its just so pretty perfect for dressing up an outfit with a bit of sparkle. I accessorized with plain nude platforms and some gold bangles and pretty cross necklaces.
What do you think of my girly glam look? Love reading your comments.

Zoe
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Five of my Top Money Saving Fashion Websites!

13 July 2013

To me fashion is not about where your clothes are from and how much they cost, its about your individual style and the things you choose to wear, that most importantly make you feel good! As much as i would love to buy designer dresses and shoes i just don't have the money to. Luckily looking good doesn't mean having to spend a fortune, affordable fashion is much more readily available thanks to some of the amazing fashion websites around today.
So without further ado i will share with you my top five favorites for saving money......

Missguided



I have been a fan of Missguided for a while now and to me they just keep getting better and better! There fashion is affordable, always on trend and good quality. If i am looking for an outfit for a night out of particular occasion this would be the first place i would look. I particularly love their dresses and playsuits and its great knowing you can buy one for under £30! As well as clothing they also stock great footwear and accessories. I think there prices really are good and well they just continue to impress me!

Fashion Vouchers


Fashion Vouchers Logo

Fashion vouchers is a great website featuring voucher codes and offers from some of the top brands! This really is the place to look to find some of the best money saving deals around from amazing fashion brands such as, Miss Seldridge, Dorothy Perkins, Motel Rocks and Rare to name a few. They also have a Top 10 category for some of the best offers currently available, some of there current offers include, up to 60% off the sale at Office and New look, and up to 70% off the sale at ASOS, House of Fraser, Kurt Guiger and Pauls Boutique!! You would have to be crazy not to check this website out!!

ASOS



Asos describes itself as "Your one-stop fashion destination" and i would have to agree! I think Asos has got to be the ultimate fashion website, it literally has everything! Different brands to suit every budget, high street to designer and also fashion from there own brand. What is also great is the ASOS marketplace a place where you can pick up great bargains from people, business, and boutiques selling there own labels and personal clothing.

topcashback
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Topcashback is a website that actually pays you to shop!! Doesn't that sound like a dream?! The idea behind it is that you sign up to topcash back and click through your selected merchant to shop on there website and when you make a purchase you receive money back for that purchase! I personally think its an amazing idea and a great way to save money. They currently have cashback offers from some great fashion websites and brands such as, ASOS, Debenhams, Next, Very, Boohoo and French Connection. Topcashback also offer cashback on everything from electricals to travel websites, it really is worth signing up to. 

H&M



I have been very impressed with H&M, lately i have picked up some great pieces of clothing from them, they have some lovely stuff in this season but most impressively is the price, i really do not no a lot of websites where you can buy a jumper for as cheap as £7.99! H&M also do some amazing designer collaborations allowing you to get your hands on some great designer pieces with high street prices.

So there you have it my top five money saving fashion websites. I hope you enjoyed reading my favorites, i would love to read your comments about your favorite money saving websites. 

Zoe
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Beauty Haul //1

10 July 2013



I would describe myself as beauty obsessed, i talk, write, read and dream beauty! So when pay day comes i love nothing more than spending some of my well earned pennies treating myself to lovely new products to try out and play with. This rather large and naughty haul was the result of a couple of trips to Boots and Superdrug and yes i may have gone slightly overboard with the nail products, but as you will no if you read my blog i love doing my nails, and it means i will have more lovely nail posts to share with you...yay!! 
So on to the good stuff......



Nails Inc Bling it on Romance-
I was so excited when i spotted this beauty in boots, this was on my previous wish list post, i had been lusting after it for a while so i had to add it to my basket! This was £25.00 in Boots.... expensive for what it is but what can i say its sparkly and pretty and i needed it in my life!

Nail Art nail decorations-
I spotted this in Urban Outfitters in the sale, its got lots of different studs, beads and stones for the nails and i am looking forward to using them. It was £3.00

Real Techniques Stippling brush-
This brush was also on my wish list, i tried it for the first time yesterday and i really like it, gives a lovely  finish. I bought it from Superdrug for £10.99, slightly cheaper than it is in boots.


Models Own Nail Art pens-
I already have two of these in black and white and i thought i would pick up a few more, so i got the Silver, Pastel Green and Pastel Lilac. These are £6.00 each but were 3for2 in Boots at the time which is why i got three.... yes i am blaming Boots!!


Benefit World Famous Neutrals-
This is my favorite of the lot! I am in love with this wonderful little kit! You get two Creaseless Cream shadows in the colours birthday suit and my two cents, and four Long-wear Powder shadows in, call my buff, kiss me I'm tipsy and gilt-y pleasure, love the names! I think this is a great little kit the colours are all amazing. This was £23.50 which i think is a good price for what you get, there is also two more eyeshadows kits a easiest nudes ever and sexiest nudes ever and i would love to collect them all.

Benefit Stay Flawless-
A lovely lady at the Benefit counter gave me a sample of the new Stay Flawless primer to try, i have only used it once so far but i like it, think i will test it a few more times before i go and buy it.


Tresemme Platinum Strength-
I featured this Tresemme conditioner in my june favorites, i think its a great conditioner so i picked up another bottle and also got the shampoo to try out. They are £4.99 each in superdrug but they are massive bottles that last ages. 

St Tropez Bronzing mouse-
This was another item i put on my beauty wish list, like i said before its an expensive fake tan but i have been dying to test it out and see if it lives up to the hype so when i spotted this mini sized one in Superdrug i grabbed it right away, especially as it was a 1/3 off so i got it for £6.59!


BarryM nail polishes-
I love the BarryM nail Gelly's so i picked up a few new colours, Greenberry, Papaya and Guava. I also needed a white for some nails looks i wanted try so i got the Matt white which is a normal nail paint and i got the limited edition neon pink colour free. The Gelly's are £3.99 each and the nail paint are £2.99. 
So that was my naughty beauty haul, i am looking forward to trying everything out properly. Has anyone tried any of these products? what did you think of them?

Zoe
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Notd, Pink Hearts and Glitter!

08 July 2013


White- BarryM Matt white,
Silver- BarryM Foil effects,
Bright pink- BarryM Gelly high shine Grapefruit,
Light pink- Nails Inc Elizabeth street,
Pink glitter- Revlon Sparkling 261,
Silver glitter- Rimmel Disco ball,
Top coat- Nails Inc Kensington caviar.

Just a short post to share with you the result of my latest little play around with my nails, I fancied something girly and sparkly and I think you will agree they definitely fit the bill! It's the first time I've attempted to do hearts and I dnt think there too bad for a first attempt. Let me no if you like them, and maybe il have a bit more of a practice and maybe do a tutorial. Please comment I love reading them! 
                              
                                                                            Zoe
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OOTD, Denim Polka Dot Dress!

06 July 2013


Dress- Primark,
Shoes- Next,
Necklace- Miso at Republic.

What a lovely day its been today! I took full advantage of the beautiful sunshine and decided to wear this pretty summer dress! I got the dress from Primark for under £15 (sorry i cant remember how much exactly) i think that is such a good price as i have seen similar denim look dresses for a lot more. This dress is just my style as you may notice if you have seen any of my other outfit of the day posts i like my skater style skirts!! I also love polka dots and i really like the cut out detail at the sides. The shoes are from next and were £38, there a nice summery style, the nude colour means they go well with pretty much anything and i love the wooden chunky heel.
What do you think of my dress? I love to read your comments. Thanks for reading.

Zoe
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June Favorites!

05 July 2013



I thought i would do my first favorites post, as i love seeing other peoples i think there a great way to find out about different products and peoples thoughts on them. So here is my list of my favorite beauty products form june and why they made that list!

Tresemme Platinum Strength Conditioner-
The new Platinum Strength range claims to visibly repair up to two years of damage, now i don't no if using this conditioner has actually repaired two years worth of damage but it has definitely made a difference to the condition of my hair, its so much softer and more healthy looking. As my hair is prone to being a bit dry at the ends i tend to use a intensive conditioner every time i wash my hair instead of a regular one but this conditioner is moisturizing enough for my hair, another great thing is it has lasted for ages, i love it so much i have already repurchased a new one!

Percy Reed Totally TLC hydrating mask-
I must admit i only used this mask last week for the first time but i loved it so much i think it deserves to be in my favorites for the month! The directions say to "work the mask through the hair gently massaging from roots to ends until the hair is covered, then wrap the hair up and cover with a towel to create a warmer temperature" i was unsure as to weather this meant apply to already washed wet hair after shampooing and conditioning or to apply it to dry hair then wash it off then shampoo and condition?! Anyway i am probably being very blonde and did the complete wrong thing but i decided to apply it to dry hair then wrap it up in a towel and i also applied heat with a hairdryer before washing it off and shampooing etc like normal, and weather i did it wright or wrong it left my hair amazingly soft like i had just come out of the hairdressers! Loveee it!

Tresemme Liquid Gold-
I have really been into my hair oils lately, they have made so much difference to the ends of my hair. I'd had this oil just sitting around for a while before i actually used it, but when i did i noticed an immediate difference to the look of my hair. I usually apply it before bed and i noticed that when i woke up the ends looked healthy and shiny i used to wake up with dry messy looking ends. You don't need a lot either i only use one pump it also smells really nice.

L'oreal Sublime Bronze in medium-
I have been using this fake tan for a couple of years now, its the only one i have found that doesn't go weird and streaky so i just decided to stick with it. It gives instant colour that develops further, it doesn't smell very nice but fake tans are not known for their amazing fragrance are they! The colour is nice and has a shimmer to it before it is washed off.

Original Source Vanilla milk and Raspberry-
Yum is the first thing i have to say about this shower gel! It smells soooo good! Good enough to eat but i have managed to restrain myself! It also feels lovely and moisturizing on my skin.

Soap and Glory Breakfast Scrub-
I have tried a few different body scrubs but this is my current favorite it's not rough on the skin its gentle yet still exfoliates skin well and leaves it nice and soft.

Topshop Blush in Prime Time-
I really like this blush,  it is a very bright pink colour and very pigmented,  i only lightly dab my finger in it then apply to my checks and thats all i need for a healthy flush of colour. Its a cream blush but once blended into the skin is like a powder finish.

Benefit High Brow- 
Benefit High Brow is a highlighting pencil for under the eyebrow, i really like how it looks, i not only use it under my eyebrows but also in the corner of my eyes and sometimes to highlight my cupids bow. Its a lovely colour and i cant imagine not using it in my makeup routine.

Benefit Creaseless Cream shadow in Bikini-Tini-
I have used this pretty much everyday of the last month! Its a gorgeous champagne colour perfect on its own for days i want a simple eye look that doesn't take a lot of effort and also makes a great as a base under eye-shadows.

Rimmel Apocalips-
I think the Rimmel Apocalips are amazing! I think they have a great formulation, the colours are very pigmented and also very long lasting! My favorite shades that i have been wearing the most are Apocaliptic a bright bold pink and Nova a more wearable lighter pink shade.

Hope you enjoyed reading about my favorites of the month, what are your favorite products from june?

Zoe 
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OOTD, Casual White Lace!

02 July 2013


Todays make up
I decided to go for a bright lip today and i love the colour of this Rimmel lipgloss, the formulation of the  Apocolips range is amazing and they last a long time. As i went for a bright lip i kept everything else pretty natural although it now doesn't seem like it looking at this list...

Primer- Benefit Professional
Foundation- Estee Lauder Double wear
Under eye concealer- L'oreal Lumi Magique
Powder- Collection Perfecting Minerals
Eyebrows- Rimmel Professional Eyebrow pencil
Bronzer- L'oreal Glam Bronze Blonde Harmony
Blush- Topshop Prime time 
Eyes- Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow in Bikini-Tini 
Mascara- Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme 
Lips- Rimmel Apocalips in Apocaliptic


Todays outfit
Jeans- Topshop Leigh jeans 
Top- Dorothy Perkins
Sandals- New Look 
Necklace- Primark 
Jacket- River Island

I went out for lunch with a friend today, and wanted to dress summery even with the miserable rainy weather! I picked this pretty white lace top to go with my favorite topshop jeans and added this bright pink jacket to add some colour. I really love this jacket it really helps to dress up a casual outfit, i wore these nude sandals because there so comfy and i like mixing bright colours and nudes together.
I hope you like my outfit, let me no what you think. 

Zoe
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