Sunday, 20 June 2010

Current ♥

I feel like in the past few months not only has my love and obsession with buying new make up faded quite a lot, but also wearing it has too. Of course I always wear it if I'm going out on a night out and going shopping etc but the past year had me absolutely obsessed and wearing a face full every day. Now I literally slap on some foundation and mascara before I go for the bus on a morning and then sometimes I might add to that at work, other days I leave it. This kind of explains a little why I don't blog as much any more - I don't have the means to do it, but I don't have the enthusiasm anymore either. It's no fun reading 40+ posts on the latest mascara, latest eye shadows and lippies etc if you can barely afford to buy food to put on your table, let alone the make up everyone is raving about. When I first moved I found it easier as I still wanted to buy it all and I wasn't exactly fantastic with saving for bills - in fact I saved nothing, but I had a few lippies to show for it - now, I've realised I just can't do that. I am still interested in make up and it will always be something I would love to spend money on, but if you don't have the money it's not spending, its wasting.

But not being able to afford to buy new stuff doesn't mean I can't wade through my collection and try out new looks with my old buys, and I'm trying to get my ass back in gear with it. I thought I'd just do a little post showing you the kind of thing I'm using on a day to day basis at the moment.


Rimmel Renew & Lift Foundation
The Body Shop Roseflower Blush


The Body Shop Eyeshadow Trio in Sundown Glow
MAC Powepoint Eyeliner in Engraved
Maxfactor Lash Lengthening Mascara
Macfactor Falsh Lash Effect Mascara


Lush Lip Scrub in Mint Julips
The Body Shop Lip Butter Oui Oui Oui
MAC Viva Glam Gaga


Friday, 4 June 2010

The Body Shop

At Christmas I was very kindly sent a £20 gift card. I spent £10 just after Christmas on some gorgeous smelling and saved the other £10. I was in The Light in Leeds waiting for a friend the other day and decided to pass some time looking in the shops, and I thought I would spend the rest of the value on the card. 

When I got to the till the lady who served me told me they currently had an offer on of buy any 4 miniature products and get a free make up bag. Each of the bottles cost me £2.50 and the body butter only £5 so I thought I may as well spend an extra £2.50 and get the bag! 

I've only had chance to use the Pink Grapefruit flavoured one so far and it smells gorgeous! 

The Body Shop seem to have some great deals on - when I was getting the pictures for this post I noticed half of the stuff is even cheaper than when I bought it! Have you been buying from there lately? 


Thursday, 3 June 2010


I know I just keep posting and saying, I'm going to start blogging again! And it just never seems to happen, it's so frustrating because I really miss it but I can't really do it at work (which I am now) and that goes for reading other blogs as well, I do still read but can't really comment. If I could just get the internet at home I would be able to read and comment and blog myself again! :(

Anyway I've been catching up on Emma's blog Passion for Fashion this week and seeing all her lovely (as usual) buys I thought I would post pics of some I have recently got. I have literally no money and my clothes are awful - my black cardi has a hole under the arm and I can't do anything about it!! I need a second income! Or a payrise. So my Mum bought me a few tops from Matalan when she went and I can only find this one on their site:

...and this isn't even the one I have, mine is green and white stripey. I quite like these colours too though! The other things she got me were a pink Tinkerbell t-shirt (this may not have even been from there) and a black and white tunicy/long top type thing. 

Just before payday I went up to Crown Point in Leeds which is home to a big New Look, George, Asda Home, TK Maxx, M+S Clearance and other good shops. I don't really ever go as I don't drive but my friend took us a couple of times, the first time I didn't really get much clothes wise, just a few homey things for my flat, but last time I went I was a bit more lucky. I had a good look in TK Maxx which I usually hate, I can NEVER find anything in there and everytime I am at my friends she has all these nice clothes, all from there, I have no idea how she finds them. I did get a few things to try on but they looked awful so I didn't get them. I did find a gorgeous Union Jack cushion I wanted but it was £15, which I thought was quite good actually but on the money I'm left with after bills there's just no way I can justify buying it, not when technically I don't need it.

In the Marks & Spencer Clearance Shop I got four tops for work, all £5 each and M&S clothes are pretty good for work, so I was really chuffed with this. 

In George, I managed to get this fab top that I cannot find on their site but I noticed Victoria from Lily Loves Lola wore it on her blog yesterday... see here (the Eiffel Tower one!) ... and a couple of nice bras and pants. 

I went in River Island originally to pick up this top I saw Faye Cavania wearing .... here ... but instead decided on these two tops:

I haven't bought anything from RI for a long time but these will be great for Summer and anything Paris or New York sloganed, I'm on it! I saw this bag on RI website which I thought was a good price too, if I have any money left on payday I might buy it...

So I know this might have been a little boring but I needed to get myself back into the swing of it! Have you bought any bargains lately?

Thank you all for still following even though I have been a rubbish blogger lately!