Thursday, 30 July 2009

Neglected :(

Oh dear blog,

I feel I have neglected you so much these past few weeks! I am immensely sorry and promise I will blog more...

By way of apology, please find below pictures of my recent buys...

This Paris top from Topshop, £22. I wanted the pants SO much but they didn't have my size!

Two new Sleek palettes, in Safari and Jewels, £4.89 each

New headbands: Starting from the bottom, the first three which are sequinned ones were £1 for all three in the Accessorize sale! They are pretty rubbish though - the gold one broke straight away and I'm too scared to use the rest!! The two polka dot ones which I LOVE were also from there and £1.50 I think, again in the sale. The top one is the one I never showed you a few weeks back, I haven't had chance to take a photo because I haven't had it off my head in about a month!!!

Peace necklace, again the sale at Accessorize, as well as the gold ring. The pink/purple ring was £2 in the Next sale and the little red love heart earrings were £1.99 from Superdrug.

OK,please excuse the following clothing pictures: they're rubbish!!!

I am actually VERY mad right now. I bought this gorgeous top in the River Island sale for £15 and wore it one. I planned an outfit round it for this weekend and just happened to try it on - it has three holes in it!!! I am so mad with River Island - the last four things I have bought from there have been returned now, it is so overpriced for what it is. (It looks so unshapely on the torso thing but it is nice on).
Again, this (and below) look awful on the models, but this was just a top which is a lot nicer IRL from Next for about £8 in the sale. The buttons on the front and arms are kind of military and I love them.
This is a long white tee but I just wanted to show you the wording, it says 'LOVE' across the front and is very nice - buttons and bits stuck in the wording as you can see. This was in the Next sale again for less than £10 I think.

These shoes from Next, £14 in the sale again. I love them! I have a perfect bag to match too.

Also from Next I got a GORGEOUS leather jacket in brown with a detachable hood - it is so warm and cosy! It set me back £130 and I can't find a good picture without the Next website crashing on me.

And a very early birthday present from Mummy and Daddy.... I have never had a big telly in my room so am really excited!! I don't really watch much telly so have always had a little portable one. This is lovely :)

Also, by way of apology again, please accept this award that our favourite person in blogland, Nicole, awarded us earlier today! Yes, yes I know other people have given awards as well but I have been too busy reading blogs to concentrate on posting on here :( I will do all my tags and awards in the next week I promise!!! I may as well start with the latest one!

I am going to pass this on to some blogs that I look forward to reading, and make me smile when I see on my reader I have a new post to read :) And that would be Whitney, Christen, Lucy, Iva and Brooke in Wonderland.

I am going to London tomorrow morning for a long weekend! I will be back on Tuesday hopefully with some pictures for you but I am going to maybe do some posts and set them to post whilst I'm away...that never seems to work for me for some reason though...

Night all xXx

Tuesday, 28 July 2009


Who goes there!

I am really excited for then new Toy Story film..can you tell?

Anyhoo...this is a little quick post just to say can all my lovely followers please check out this fabulous fashion blog right here..... CLICK ME!!!

It is run by the beautiful Natalie and is well worth a look see for lovely advice!

That is all.


Monday, 27 July 2009


I'm sure many of you pick up a copy of the monthly (I think!) Boots magazine, free to advantage card holders each time we spot a new one at the check out. I often pick it up purely to skip through for any make up that catches my eye and finally onto the back page for some vouchers. [Speaking of Advantage Card vouchers, I am really mad because I have lost my No 7 face powder that I purchased only last month with the fantastic £5 off I received! I've hardly used it! :( ] This month as I was doing my flick through, writing down any make up that I wanted to check out, this article grabbed my attention:

I'm not sure if by clicking on the pictures you'll be able to read them in a bigger style (not sure how to do that?) but I found the most interesting part on the middle picture.

I never realised 17 actually started way before I was born in 1968. If I'm honest I actually do tend to give it a miss unless I am in a desperate need of a cheap make up fix on a low budget, if one of you gives a good product a mention or if I spot a great bargain (like the freebies I got last month) and I think of it as a bit of a kiddy, childish brand? I think this also is because it's the brand I used to get when I was at school. I found it really interesting to read how it has changed since 1968 up to today and the different marketing strategies they used etc. I love looking at old advertising slogans - Girls Get Seen In New 17 - how cool is that lol - and pictures too - I just adore that first picture, on the top of the black part in 1968!

Going onto the latest and last picture for 2009, I do like the packaging the brand is using now. I have that nail varnish - it was the one they gave away free last month and as soon as I saw the lipstick I wanted to check it out in store - a quick read of the article states that this lipstick (Lasting Fix Lipstick in Blondie) has been around for 20 years!

The article has made me look at 17 in a bit of a different light and I wonder how many others of you had the same views as me before I read this? Don't get me wrong, I am not going to be going crazy over the 17 section in Boots on a lunch time (I did go crazy on the Barry M bit today though, I nearly cracked someone over the head - she wouldn't get out of the flipping way!!) but I will be more open to trying it. I did have a quick look today though and for anyone interested there is an offer on at the moment - if you purchase the new Va Va Voom Volume Mascara you get a free four shadow little kit which is quite cute - I have tried looking on the Boots site but it is very limited, the mascara itself is not even on there and I think the kit is a special offer, but there was definitely a creamy colour and a black colour, and I'm not sure of the other two - they were quite dark though. The picture in the magazine states that the mascara is £5.86 but I'm sure if had a special trial price of £4 something. I was going to get it but held back on grounds that I have more than enough mascaras at the moment!!

As a lasting note, those of you who can get there hands on one of the Boots Magazines this month will find that on the vouchers part at the back there is a voucher giving you 100 Advantage Card points when you spend £5 in one transaction on any 17 product. This is valid from the 1 July to the 8 September.

I'd be interested to know what your views are on this brand so don't forget to leave a comment!

PS - I have been very crap at responding/replying to comments as of late. I will resolve this I promise!!

PPS - If you are reading this before Tuesday has rolled round don't forget to click this link to get a Nails Inc nail varnish for only £1. These are worth £10.50 and there are eight available to choose from. It was an offer in the News of the World yesterday but by using the code FABNA0709 when checking out you will get a full sized bottle for only £1! I picked up the colour Aspen - Red Satin which looks gorgeous. The offer runs out on Tuesday (I'm actually not sure what time though!)


Thursday, 23 July 2009

20 Things Tag

I noticed this a while ago on the lovely Sadie's Butterfly Wings blog and as she tagged everyone I thought I'd give it a go.

1. Things you cannot leave the house without
The usual; purse, make up, and my iPod. Seriously, I really freak if I don't have my music on hand when I want it!!

2. Favourite brand of Make Up
I like allsorts, I don't think I could pinpoint one brand. I have a lot of Benefit, quite a number of Lancome Juicy Tubes, and then just random brands.

3. Favourite flower

4. Favourite clothing store
God, you know what I have just realised, I hardly buy any clothes any more and I don't even have a favourite store. I like River Island but I think it's overpriced for what it is. I do a Primark haul once every two months and if I need new nice clothes, I panic. I have bought some lovely bits from New Look, River Island (sale baby) and Next this past two weeks though.

5. Favourite perfume
I mentioned them on a previous post not long ago, my all time favourite perfume is Dolly Girl by Anna Sui. So many memories!

6. Heels or Flats
I used to be a girl that cringed at the thought of wearing flats. Now it's the opposite!! I wear flats pretty much all the time, heels in the office and really high heels when I go out!! In my defence though I have to walk like 15 minutes for a bus and I just can't do that walk in heels!

7. Do you make good grades
I did absolutely rubbish. But I don't really care...I got a job as soon as I left school and am one of those people that further learning (uni etc) would have done nothing for, experience is better for me, and I have tons of that now! There is a girl who I know who constantly refers to how she has A Levels (I only have GCSEs) and jokes about my GCSE results being rubbish...I want to hit her, it doesn't matter how many grades you have love, you're still bloody crap and have no common sense whatsoever!! I know who I'd rather be!!! :)

8. Favourite colours
Well, my usual answer would be pink. My bedrom is a beautiful pink and cream and I do adore pink but lately I am really loving green, blue and even red. I just like rainbows :)

9. Do you drink energy drinks
I drink Red Bull quite a bit. I haven't had any for ages. I really fancy some now (ice cold)!

10. Do you drink juice
Not overly...I drink orange juice and cranberry juice from time to time but not particularly.

11. Do you like swimming
Noooo I hate it - I am RUBBISH!!! I would drown for sure because I can't swim properly at all.

12. Do you eat fries with a fork
The only time I wouldn't is if I was eating something with my hands; i.e. burger or sandwich etc.

13. Favourite moisturiser
Soap & Glory Righteous Butter ♥

14. Do you want to get married later on in life
I always used to say no but lately - and this sounds sad but a major contributing factor is reading your blogs!! - I want to get married NOW!

15. Do you get mad easily
Very mad, very angry at things that I really shouldn't.

16. Are you into ghost hunting
Not into it...ghosts well scare me!!

17. Any phobias
Anyone who thinks they know me in real life would know me by the next answer for def! I *hate* milk. And tupperwear boxes. And burps. The burping makes me be sick so I guess its not a phobia as such but the boxes and milk - really, I can't bear to look or touch them, if I see a tupperwear box I start sweating and feeling really ill, and if someone has milk my heart starts pounding until they're away from me in case they spill it on me.

18. Do you bite your nails
Nope. Never have done.

19. Have you ever had a near death experience
No, not that I can recall anyway, and I suppose I'd be able to remember!!

20. Do you drink coffee
I really want to be one of those people who goes to Starbucks on a morning but I just hate hot drinks!

I'm going to tag three of you, as it's three minutes to midnight lol:

A @ Hell in Heels
Jen @ Just Jen
Lisa @ Live, Laugh, Love

Apologies if any of you have already done this!


Wednesday, 22 July 2009

giveaway central!

There are so many fantastic giveaways around at the moment!

I have had to make the decision to postpone my giveaway at the moment...simply because I do not have the money spare to spend what I want! I do have a few bits that I have bought in advance but I would like to do kind of three winners...or a winner and two runner ups etc.. and I think you;ll agree I shall need £$£$£$£ to do so. But rest assured I shall be holding the one I promised shortly.

Please check out these wonderful sites:
  • The beautiful Kaitlin over at Life of a Busy Wife is giving away a copy of Julia & Julia to one lucky winner...even if you're not planning on entering the competition check out her fab blog!
  • Next onto the blogger with the best background, Notes from the Toothfairy. This girl is giving away a Gucci Cosmetic Bag! Yep, you read right. To enter check out her blog before 2 August!

  • A fairly new blog to me, but a great one that I wish I had found sooner! Amanda's Sunshine is holding a giveaway when some great goodies here. Oh - and is this not the cutest picture you have seen???

  • How tasty is this giveaway. Everyone loves them some sweeties...and the fantastic Shopping in Suffolk is holding this giveaway until the 27th - hurry!

  • Saving the best until last, lovely Nicole is having a giveaway over at My Teacups in Peony. She is giving away a great all in one wristlet - these are gorgeous! It's too hard picking which colour you want!

Green was my choice though :]

I wanted to leave you with this...the song, I have always loved, but the video, it fills me will happiness ♥

Monday, 20 July 2009

hi :)

I've been lacking a bit with the blogging this weekend...I feel like from Thursday everything has gone a little downhill if you know what I mean, I feel deflated you might say.

I've been sale shopping today so have some new piccies that I'll post tomorrow...just wanted to post the usual newbies before I went to bed tonight. :)

Lauren McBride - I absolutely LOVE this girl/blog! Click on the link, you know you want to...
Lu @ Just A Girl - Her blog is only new but it seems like it's going to be a good one!!
Notes from the Toothfairy - Girls, aside from the header being too cute, how true is this post!!
Jenni @ Hello World - How adorable is her dog Mia? I want her!!!
Always a Bridesmaid - I really, really want these shoes. Now. Please.
Stephanie McMake Up - This girl has instilled into me how much I need to get my finger out and buy some new glasses because hers are gorgeous!!
I *think* I love this girl...I can't believe I have never come across her blog before...Emma @ Weight Loss, Clothes & Make Up
Bits of Beauty - Gorgeous pictures and posts like these here
Diversions - I'm really liking these Etsy buys she got for her birthday!
Girl With The Bow Tie - This girl is so *cute* and I love her little posts!

PS: A huge Happy Birthday to Alicia at It Ain't Easy Being Cheesy for today!!! Mwah xx

Thursday, 16 July 2009

So Emotional

I'm sure I found this through a post somewhere on some blog I follow, but I can't remember whose. (So if it was you, thanks for drawing my attention to it! )

A website called Future Me.

Basically you write an email to yourself. You set the date - it could be a year, two, three - however many years you want it to be - and then on that date in the future, you will receive the letter you wrote to yourself all those years ago.

I had seen this before and I can't remember what drew my attention to going to the site again tonight really. (It's bugging me now - there was a reason! Have one of you blogged about something similar or something??!) I logged on and started reading some of the public entries and the more I read the more ideas were in my head about what to write to myself at age 27 (almost 28).

So I set about writing one. And I feel like a total geek saying this, but OMG, it emotionally made me feel like......zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz....... lemme explain why. I wrote about what I had done tonight (been for a meal), who I had done it with (family, bro's GF), how I wonder if those people were still in my life. What I had done today (bought a jobs paper), how I wonder if I was still working there (I hope not). About men, about men I have loved this year (well, the one, and the one that was a big like) and how I wonder if I would have someone then. And how I hope so, I really hope so, and how I miss cuddles and randomness of having someone to be with. :(

Will I have kids then? Am I still friends with my friends, are they still with the people they profess to be with in five years, are they happy, am I happy?

What about my brother. He will be 24 then. Which sounds weird. How is he? How are my parents? Is my baby darling cat alive still?

Does it sound really silly to say I cried when I was thinking about it as I was writing?
It made me think how life is so short. We don't even know what is happening right now. Something could happen to a loved one tomorrow and we won't be able to prevent it.
It makes me so sad to think like this.

Do any of you feel the same and understand what I am saying, or am I babbling, am I making no sense?

My email arrives in my inbox on Wednesday, July 16 2014.

I can't wait, at the same time as being upset, to receive it. And I'm trying to look forward to the stuff that will happen in between. :)

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Oh barnacles!

Hola ;-)

Good day people? Mine was OK.It was so hot and sticky at work today I thought I was going to pass out this afternoon! But it rained so much this morning...I stayed in at lunch and finished my book Relentless..this was really good, it's not what I usually read but I loved it and finished it in a day. If anyone saw a girl at the bus stop frantically reading as though time was going to run out, yep, that was me.

I've been tagged in SO much stuff so if you have tagged me I will be doing it...I've tagged myself in this that Passion for Fashion did cos I thought it looked fun :)

I miss somebody right now.

I don't watch TV these days. (Apart from the homes programme on 4 with sexy George....hubba hubba)
I wear glasses or contact lenses.
I love to play video games.
Ive tried marijuana.
I have been in a threesome.
I have been the psycho-ex in a past relationship.
I believe honesty is usually the best policy.
I have changed a lot mentally over the last year. (A lot...)
I carry my knife/razor everywhere with me.
I'm TOTALLY smart.
I've broken someone's bones.
I'm paranoid sometimes. (All the time...)
I would get plastic surgery if it were 100% safe, free of cost, and scar-free.
I need money right now. (Pleaseeeeee!)
I LOVE sushi.
I talk really,really fast. (I think all girls do!)
I have long hair.
I have lost money in Las Vegas.
I have at least one sibling. (Who turns 19 on Sunday...)
I have worn fake hair/fingernails/eyelashes in the past.
I couldn't survive without Caller ID. (I guess...cos I don't answer my phone unless I know who it is...)
I am usually pessimistic.
I have a lot of mood swings. (I think I'm getting better...)
I have a hidden talent.
I'm always hyper no matter how much sugar i have.
I am currently single. (This makes me pretty sad :( )
I have pecked someone of the same sex.
I enjoy talking on the phone.
I practically live in sweatpants or PJ pants.
I love to shop.
Enjoy window shopping.
I would rather shop than eat.
I don't hate anyone.
I'm a pretty good dancer. (Umm..I think)
I'm completely embarrassed to be seen with my mother.
I have a cell phone.
I believe in God.
I watch MTV on a daily basis.
I have passed out drunk (Toooo many times..)
I've rejected someone before.
I have no idea what I want to do for the rest of my life. (I need help!)
I want to have children in the future.
I have changed a diaper before.

I've called the cops on a friend before.
I'm not allergic to anything.
I have a lot to learn.
I have been with someone at least 10 years older or younger.
I am shy around the opposite sex.
I have tried alcohol before.
I have made a move on a friend's significant other or crush in the past.
I own the South Park movie.
I would die for my best friends.
I think that Pizza Hut has the best pizza.
I have used my sexuality to advance my career.
I love Michael Jackson, scandals and all
Halloween is awesome because you get free candy.
I watch Spongebob Squarepants and I like it. (Patrick is my favourite..he's so dumb!)
I am happy at this moment.
I'm obsessed with guys.
I study for tests most of the time.
I tie my shoelaces differently from anyone I've ever met.
I am comfortable with who I am right now.
I have more than just my ears pierced.
I walk barefoot wherever I can. (Always got my shoes off at work..tramp!)
I have jumped off a bridge.
I love sea turtles.
I spend ridiculous money on makeup.
Plan on achieving a major goal/dream.
I'm proficient in a musical instrument.
I worked at McDonald's restaurant.
I hate office jobs.
I love sci-fi movies.
I think water rules.
I went college out of state.
I like sausages.(I'm fussy about which kind...)
I love kisses. (Adore them...)
I usually like covers better than originals.
I can pick up things with my toes. (My mum thinks this is DISGUSTING but I love it)
I can't whistle.
I can move my tongue in waves, much like a snakes slither.
I have ridden a horse.
I still have every journal I've ever written in.

I can't stick to a diet.
I talk in my sleep.

I try to forget things by drowning them out with loads of distractions.
Climbing trees is a brilliant past-time.
I have jazz in my blood.
I wear a toe ring.
I have a tattoo.
I can't stand at LEAST one person that I work with.

I am a caffeine junkie. (I'm totally addicted to most kinds of pop...)
I cosplay or know what cosplaying is.
I have been to over 15 conventions.
I will collect anything, and the more nonsensical the better.
I'm an artist.
I only clean my room when necessary.
I like a person of the same sex.
I love being happy
I am an adrenaline junkie

Feel free to tag yourselves...

I can't believe it's Thursday already tomorrow...where is the time going?!

Gorgeous Greta is having a fab giveaway so check it out here....


Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Stolen: My iTunes Library

I spotted this a while ago on Teasingly Diverse's very cool blog and thought I would shamelessly steal it as I LOVE my iTunes library. I would be so lost without my iPod so it is ironic that I have today accepted the fact that... *sob, sob, sob* I think it is past it's sell by date. I have had it a few years now and am due a new one but still... waa waa waa :( It is my birthday in August so I will ask for a new one for my birthday and I hope it holds out until then...fingers crossed!

Anyway here goes with my tag...and if anyone fancies doing it feel free to tag yourself!

Number of Songs: 6,547
Number of Albums: 2,528
Most Recently Played Song: Bring It On Home To Me, Sam Cooke
Most Played Song: Tears Dry on their Own, Amy Winehouse x 113
Most Recently Added Album: Sammy Davis Jnr, The Collection
First Song Alphabetically: A'rebours, Babyshambles
Last Song Alphabetically: Zombie, The Cranberries
Smallest Song Numerically: 1 Thing, Amerie
Biggest Song Numerically: 10,000 Nights, Alphabeat
Shortest Song: 8 Bars of Soul, Sam Cooke (0.31)
Longest Song: Aside from all those hidden tracks on the end of albums... Piano Concerto No. 9, Bach (10.49)
First Album Alphabetically: The A List by A1!!
Last Album Alphabetically: Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs! by Hello Goodbye
First Album Numerically: #1's, Destiny's Child (Greatest Hits)
Last Album Numerically: 8701, Usher
First Five Songs That Pop Up On Shuffle:
Honestly, I am NEVER done with sorting my music out on iTunes. Sorting the titles, artists, albums. Sorting the years, track number, disc numbers. Sorting the artwork. Adding more. Doing all over. I swear, I haven't finished doing it since I first owned an iPod when I was 16. I actually love it - I wish my job was just doing this all day for people!

Anyway, remind me of the day it Wednesday? Hmm I think that might mean it is someones birthday...


... to my lovely little bloggie friend Nicole... Hope you have a great day sweetie!!


P.S Whilst searching for the above picture I found this picture: HOW much do you want to pick it up, gaze at it for all of 5 seconds then cram it all in your mouth to taste the deliciousness??!!


I realised when I was tying my recent post about things I had bought that I have bought too much to do in one post or you would all get bored and not read it!! So I split it, here is part two..

Please excuse the mess of my nails in this above picture - does anyone else struggle to take swatch photos?? I haven't got any pictures of the other make up so if anyone is interested please comment/email and I will post the ones I have.

When I saw this post by Tina I knew I had to get my hands on the Barry M Emerald Green Nail Varnish somehow, and when I heard her mentioning the matching eyeliner I took my ass down to Boots that very same day. So I wound up buying the nail polish (284), the eyeliner (17) and the dazzle dust (72). I love them. The nail varnish is beautiful, they are all beautiful. Thanks for mentioning them on your blog Tina! So while I was in Boots I remembered about an offer I had seen on 17 - buy two products and get a free make up bag + products. I didn't know what was actually in the bag but I picked a Lasting Fix Lipstick in Dare to Bare which looks nude but is a bit more corally/pinky when applied. I don't love it as much as GOSH Darling but then again that is hard to beat. The other product I got was a 3 in 1 eyeshadow limited edition from ther Beach Carnival range. The colour I got was Costa Rica. I haven't had chance to try it out yet but it is lovely - the colours when swatched are really bright.

I then got the above picture free and I'm quite pleased with it. The make up bag is only small but I'm actually using it at the moment, it does fit quite a bit in. It's a brighter pink than in the picture. The nail varnish is from the Lasting Fix range and is the colour 'Tropical Island'. I haven't used it yet but it's a nice corally colour with gold flecks in. There was also a mirror (shown) and a small nail file in which I have given to my mum as nail files make me CRINGE. Eeeee thinking about it makes me shiver. The final freebie was a metallic eye pencil. I already own one of these in purple and I love it, and this green totally matches the green in the eyeshaow trio so I am pleased that I picked the shadow to match this! Again, not had a chance to try this out yet but hopefully will soon.

Hopefully some of you people in Leeds or around the area will have heard of a gorgeous little shop in Victoria Quarter called Rose & Co. It sells all sorts of beautiful things including the most gorgeous smelling bath fancies I know. Me and my mum are addicted to Lush bath bombs and I buy her them all the time but Rose & Co are just as good - they are more expensive and much smaller that the bath bombs so I usually nip in a few times a year, especially around Christmas and her birthday and buy a box of 6. They are like little cakes and are so cute. They also sell rose/lavender/cherry flavoured toiletries - If you have never been here I would defo reommend a visit, even if you aren't planning on buying anything, just to have a look.

Now I always loved the Leeds store and I used to go a lot more than I do now, but when I found out they had a shop in Haworth I went in when I went last Christmas. This store is amazing - it is pictured below. It's a massive old apothecary and the products are brilliant. Much is the same as the Leeds store but it has more stock, the Leeds is only a small store. I honestly feel like I have stepped back in time when I walk into the shop! They play lovely old music and the owners, well I think they are the owners are a lovely American couple who also wear old style clothing and are very helpful. There is a little section at the back of food, homemade food in little jars, chutneys etc and old sweets. I could honestly spend my entire wage in here, in fact I would love to work here. If you are around the area please check it out!

I forgot to take a picture of the two bath fancies I purchased but this is a picture from the website - I got a lemon fancy and I think the pink one pictured. I also got a slice of soap - they make soap like cakes, I got a slice of the Bakewell Slice Cake but they do lots more which are equally as gorgeous.

I have been sent the above range to test out from Garnier and this arrived on Friday. I'm looking forward to trying this out, I have just used the 24hr Moisturiser at the moment so I will be doing some reviews on these sometime soon - my mum and brother are going to assist also!

Remember these shoes? I wore them three times and the toe part came away from the sole on both shoes - more so on the right foot. I am so heavy on my feet and scuff all my shoes, I am useless and so clumsy but I wasn't paying £25 for these to break so soon after buying them. I took them into River Island and asked to swap them and she said that I could either do that, or she could refund them and then I could repurchase the same broken pair again for 75% off so they were about £6. I chose that option because a, they didn't have any of the shoes in my size to exchange anyway and b, the second pair would only do the same. I got my Dad to superglue them but they have just done the same again.

After much hoo hah over my cream pashmina, I went to Tie Rack to buy a new one and they were on 2 for £20 so I picked this lovely burnt orange one up as well. I love pashminas, the colours are so lovely :)

Jen wasn't the only blogger to spot the Accessorize sale this week. I had nipped in last week to buy some bits and happened to be in the centre in Leeds last week when I saw the sale banners. I am currently in love with Accessorize so much and could not miss this. I got the above bag for £15 1/2 price. The colour hasn't shown up to good in the picture, it is a marroon/red colour and huge, with two compartments and a zip section in the middle. I also wanted a gorgeous clutch bag which was £11 but I had to put it down - I would have spent too much money that I didn't have. I am really hoping it will still be there in two weeks time but I very much doubt it. I love the sales in Accessorize - I have some gorgeous things which I have picked up in years gone by. I also got the following:

I loved the cuteness and shineyness of this coin purse and it was only £6 in the sale. I don't think I would have paid £12 for it originally but it is worth the £6!

It's a bit difficult to see these earrings but they are little anchors - if you want a better pic from the actual site click here as I posted them a few weeks ago when I wanted them! They were £3.

You may remember in the post I have linked to above I had bought some cute Eiffel Tower earrings? Well someone - I think it was Feet in the Earth - mentioned that she had the matching necklace. I hadn't spotted this so I had to go back to pick it up and I love it! I also got the matching necklace to my 'love' ring which reminds me of Carrie from SATC and I picked up the cute bird cage/bird necklace too. I love this it just seems to make any outfit look cute and goes perfect. They were all about £8 each I think - I might be wrong, I have a terrible habit of not looking how much anything costs when I go shopping,

I also spotted this - the matching charm bracelet to the Eiffel Tower set! I am so excited about this I can't wait to wear it.

My final buys were bargains in the W H Smith sale. This notebook is really cute, I love anything to do with stationery and couldn't resist this for £1.99 I think it was. I also got a guest book (which I thought as an address book...I am going to use it as an address book though still!) which should have been £10 and was...85p!! It is white with beads all over, can't believe how cheap it was!

I got these fab two writing sets. Although I spend a lot of time on the internet I do miss 'snail mail' as such. I used to be part of a penpal club (called Hola I think, anyone heard of it?) and I loved writing letters. These were both about £1.99 each, one has fairies on and the other is various shades of pink.

My final buys were these two books. The Lost Book of Salem sounds all witchey and that is right down my street, and as soon as I saw I Heart New York a few months ago I knew I had to have it as I do too! Then I found out that one of my fave blogs (Beauty Mecca) is actually the author of the book! I haven't read any of them yet,and they were on buy one get one half price in Smiths.

P S ~ You can also have some hotties thrown in here, it is Tuesday after all :)

Monday, 13 July 2009

New Monday



  • Amerie - Why R U
  • Can I Live - Nick Cannon
  • Diamonds - Christina Milian Feat. Kanye West
  • Battlefield - Jordin Sparks
  • Bulletproof - La Roux
  • Latika's Theme ~ Slumdog Millionaire Soundtrack (Got this off one of you lovely ladies!)
  • O - Omarion
  • Candy - Paolo Nutini
  • The Platters Greatest Hits album
  • Sammy Davis Jnr album
  • Stevie Wonder - I Just Called To Say I Love You
  • The Pussycat Dolls - Hush Hush
  • Girl Tonite - Twista & Trey Songz
After watching the Michael Jackson Memorial last week (OMG. I cried so much I can't tell you. I think I cried when each person spoke!) I have been listening to a few MJ songs recently and I found this video on you tube. I must admit I hadn't heard of this one before but I love it. I love things like this, there are so many powerful singers in this one room. Is it wrong I fancy Bruce Springsteen? I'm stuck back in time with my music loves this week for certain!!

Sunday, 12 July 2009

buys from the past few weeks

I feel like I haven't posted really much this past two weeks or so, although looking at how many times I have posted in July it seems I haven't been too lax with it. I've been preoccupied reading all of your lovely blogs instead! I finally reached the point where my google reader said '0' last night for the first time in ages so I'm sorting through any pictures I had taken recently to go on here this morning. I need to list some things on eBay too but every time I try and upload photos my laptop jams. Does anyone else experience this? It really frustrates me and I don't know what to do about it.

So last week one day me and my friend both took the day off work and went to Ilkley and Haworth. I love Haworth and it reminds me of being younger; some weekends me, my mum and dad and brother would go for the day and look around all the shops. The shops I love - some are newish shops, some are really old and I just think the village is so quaint and lovely. Unfortunatly it rained like mad, my shoes were ruined but it wasn't cold, and to be honest I wasn't bothered - I was just glad for the day off shopping with my friend, the rain just made it funny! As for Ilkley, I love the charity shops there. They are much better than any of the ones locally and a bit more upmarket if you like. The better the area the better the quality of stuff in the shops I suppose! I always remember reading about a charity shop in some WAG filled area of London that coaches were actually booking trips for because the stuff in them was just designer bargain madness. I would like to go to that shop!!

The pictures of all the stuff I bought are all pretty much bundled together so I'll just post the photos and caption/mention them later:

Our first stop in Ilkley was the Oxfam shop which is one of the biggest charity shops I know - the book section at the back is massive! I usually have a bit of a problem in the book department when I go shopping in charity shops in that I by about 20 books - I am a total book addict. I have so many to read, so many to keep, so many I want! Since I have started using read it swap it I am trying to stop buying so many because I have a box with about 40 books in in my room that I have either read or really can't get into/know I won't like that are purely for swapping on this site. I have over 200 books on my amazon wishlist so I am trying to swap these for books on the wishlist. Anyway this all means that I am trying to not spend any money, even if it is £3 on books when I *know* I can swap them for free and just pay postage - there is a recession after all! I think I restrained myself pretty well in Oxfam and bought Adele Parks, Tell Me Something, which is a book I have been after for a while and one I know I will like as I love her other books. So I let myself pay the £2.49 for this - it is in brilliant condition and looks like it's only been read once, and it retails for £6.99 so I was pleased to spot this. The other book I allowed myself from Oxfam was this baby: Mary Poppins in the Park. Mary Poppins is, and has always been one of my favourite films. I loved it as a child and even now as an adult I will stick it on from time to time - I got obsessed with singing the advert Jane & Michael sing last time I watched it, it was really annoying. I remember my mum taking some of the Mary Poppins books out of our local library and they were really old looking ones. I added them to my wishlist on Amazon a while ago but they are never in stock, and I don't want new editions, I want the old ones to keep. So when I spotted this I seriously nearly exploded (in the picture, its the older, sturdier MP book, not the stripey cover one). It was only 99p!! I felt like saying to the cute old dears that I would give them extra for it - 99p is fantastic. It smells all old and musty too. Am I weird for liking that smell?!

Skipping forward a bit later in the day to Haworth, there was a little old bookshop that I went in and I cannot remember the name of it but I spotted these two Enid Blyton books. Enid Blyton was my favourite author when I was younger and I still like her books now. I think we a few in the loft but the rest all got given away which I am so mad at! When I have my own kids I am going to save so much stuff. The Famous Five were brilliant books and I still get a bit excited when I think of them - must be all the nostaliga! These books were £5 and each have three stories in - the blue one is the 'Adventure Collection' and this has Five on a Treasure Island, Five Go Adventuring Again and Five Go to Billycock Hill, and the red set is the 'Mystery Collection' being Five On a Secret Trail, Five Go to Demon's Rock and Five Have a Mystery to Solve. I spotted a third set in another second hand bookshop in Haworth and I wanted it so much, it was £4.95, but there was also another book in there I wanted, Lewis Carroll collection, same price and I knew I couldn't buy one without the other and I couldn't justify spending all this money on old childhood memories. If I go back soon and they are there then I will buy them! (By the way, my all time favourite Enid Blyton book is Five on a Treasure Island. They go camping at the beginning and on the cover Julian is wearing a green jumper.I always thought Julian sounded a bit of a dish. I bought this book on eBay for nostaligic reasons along with Enid Blytons Faraway Tree trio). In the same shop as the two Famous Five collections I also bought the second Mary Poppins book, Mary Poppins and the House Next Door. This is only about 90 pages but was about £5..Like I said, I got carried away.

So in Ilkley they had a lot of sheep/lamb/ewe related things and this pleased me almost as much as my Mary Poppins finds as I *love* sheep. Well, lambs to be precise. So I had to pick up this shopper for £4.50 from a lovely little shop that also held the cards below:

The pink and yellow ones are *so* cute - real sheeps wool, the yellow one says 'Wish ewe were here' and the pink simply 'b-ewe-tiful'. :) The top Sheep of Destiny card is one of a massive range by Edward Monkton, I already have a shoe card and a book too - I can't remember if it is called The Shoe of Destiny, I might be making that up though, anyhow they are very cute.

I bought the cute lion bookmark purely because it moves when you wave it up and down to look like the lions are running. I still really want to buy this book from Amazon because the video clip makes me cry - and we're not talking a bit of tears, I mean I SOB my heart out thinking how the lion remembers them. OMG I'm getting goosebumps I need to move on. :( I got this Washington DC postcard from the Oxfam shop for 20p. There was a whole box full of postcards and I couldn't have looked through them all but this caught my eye. It has writing on the back - something about how the White House was amazing, and Roy is working while she is writing this card. The post mark is from 1988 - I was only two. Stuff like this makes me smile and feel strange. I feel weird knowing I'm holding something that someone bought, wrote and posted all those years ago. I don't know what I am going to do with this card though, any suggestions?

Now another obsession that reared itself - in fact an obsession that was born this day because while I have always loved cards I don't think I've ever felt the need to actually buy them just to keep for myself. The top one, the 5 yo one is for a friends sister whose birthday is next weekend and the three black and white ones join the sheep cards in the pile of cards for myself. I just thought they were so cute I couldn't not get them. I love the one of the couple, its so romantic, the one of the two friends makes me laugh, it's like me and my friend (I'm the one on the floor) and the eBay one, well I had to get it because it is me at this present moment in time! Again, any suggestions as to what to do with them will be appreciated - I want to put the couple one in a frame, is this weird??

These were my final buys from the Oxfam shop, well, License to Wed was actually a film I picked up in Morrisons for £2 which I thought was a good price, I have wanted to see this film for a while. The Platters double album and Sammy Davis Jnr are two CDS I picked up for about £2 each I think. I love The Platters and Only You is one of my favourite songs ever, and the SDJ CD looked pleadingly at me as I picked the other up, so I couldn't say no. I have been listening to The Platters on repeat all week and I love it. They don't make music like this anymore!