Wednesday, 6 March 2013


L-R Barry M (121), Rimmel Colour Show off (140), Lancome L'absolu Rouge (182) and Rimmel Lasting finish by Kate (107)

So i know I'm a bit late off the mark with the Rimmel London/Kate Moss collaboration but I'm quite fussy when it comes to lipstick!

The Rimmel range isn't something that particularly excites me however I was perusing boots (like you do!) when i saw this colour on the rack. I've been looking for a darker plummy red for ages so I took the plunge and it definitely paid off.

I found that the colour did glide on quite easily and  I did only need to re apply a couple of times throughout the day - so i was fairly impressed with the wear. The lipstick is also scented which i actually quite like, it's a sweet, fruity fragrance which I didn't find overpowering once applied. In fact both of my Rimmel lipsticks are, so maybe it's just a Rimmel thing? 

I've only owned the lipstick about a week but it's fast becoming a favourite of mine and for £5.49 you can't really say no!

Do you own any of the Rimmel/Kate moss collection, let me know your thoughts!

Sunday, 3 March 2013


Everyone knows the iconic Selfridges bags right? I'm pretty fortunate to live quite close to Manchester so I have not one but TWO Selfridges within my reach!

I recently went to the Trafford centre (absolutely LOVE that place) and stopped by the Muji concession, which I love. Kinda reminds me ok Ikea and who doesn't love Ikea right? Muji sell a whole range of bits and bobs for home and office and I had my eye on something in particular. I bought the double drawers which were £10.95 and basically it's a set of 2 acrylic drawers. Perfect for my make up and cheaper than some of the units you can buy from ebay. 

I currently have one drawer for eyeshadow palettes and lip sticks and another for blushers/bronzers/concealers and samples.

I really should of bought two sets because that's just a small selection of my make up, half of it is at home at my mums house because i literally have nowhere to put it! I'm sure a few of you reading this are exactly the same, or at least I hope you are!

So where do you keep your mascara i hear you ask? Never fear because i have an old box which is currently housing them all but I do plan on buying another set of two drawers and then moving all my make up in together. It's so much easier to find everything i want now, especially with the lipsticks!

P.s I'm really sorry if you're disappointed with my 'what's in the bag', hopefully next time it will be much more glamourous! 

Wednesday, 27 February 2013


In my previous post I told you briefly about some changes I've recently made to my lifestyle. Well it pretty much all started in November, which was also the last time i properly blogged. I saw pictures of myself and i hated them, my self confidence had just evaporated. 

Since November, I've changed the way I eat a fair bit, I wouldn't say I was 'dieting' but I was just making better choices and not eating tons of take aways. I also joined my local gym along with my housemates which i highly recommend. 

I bought myself some workout gear, including the fluorescent nikes as you can see and it really kick started my journey in to changing myself and making myself appreciate and like myself more. Now I'm not saying that I didn't like myself before but in the last 4 months I've lost just over 1.5 stone which I'm really pleased with. It's not been without its struggle but the best thing is I've noticed my fitness levels improve drastically which is such a confidence boost. 

Gym's can be pretty daunting places, I completely understand and the classes at my gym aren't that great so I tend to work out on the machines, yes my gym is FULL of young guys in vests stood around the weights section checking their reflections every 20 seconds but you just learn to accept them. I've also had my fair share of embarrassment, que me falling flat on my arse in the middle of a class in front of 30 people (including a member of staff from work!) Took me a week or so to live that down and my face was definitely the colour of my trainers!

My point is, I encourage any single person that reads this to go out and join a gym or to watch some videos on youtube and work out because the feeling you get afterwards is unreal, once you start doing up your belt on a lower notch - no one will be able to wipe the smile off your face! Plus you get to go shopping to buy stuff to wear so its a win win really!

Sunday, 24 February 2013


So, do I even exist anymore? probably not. To be honest I've really neglected this blog and it was supposed to be my outlet for all things going on.  I've religiously been reading blogs since my last post, don't get me wrong but for some reason I felt like I hadn't got anything worthwhile to share but it's time to get back on the horse because I have TONS of things to share!

Following on from a previous post, i've been making a lot of changes in my life especially with the way I eat etc. I've been hitting the gym and keeping myself motivated and I'm really enjoying the results. Some of my clothes hang off me now which is sad because i love them but at the same time seeing that they don't fit is so incredibly satisfying. I've lost a stone and a half since November and I'm really pleased with it as my main goal is to lose 21 lbs before my 21st birthday (June) and I'm just over that already!

What else has changed? So I'm also half way through my placement, in fact next week will mark my 7 month anniversary shall we say? I'm still really enjoying it but it's definitely taken its toll on me mentally. Sometimes i really doubt my future there but i know I'll see this placement through to the end.

So for now, I'll leave you with a cracking selfie of myself and my best buddy. 

Thursday, 15 November 2012



So I was very fortunate to be able to attend the MOBO Awards back on the 3rd November. I was working with the company I intern for and we participated in the gifting lounge. I was so lucky, I got to meet lots of celebs (a post will come for this) and everyone was so incredibly nice.

Whilst there, I got perusing the other stands which were gifting the celebrities, these included Mark Hill, Rare London and Superdry. We were next door to two lovely ladies from Crystal Clear, which is a skin care brand based in Liverpool. The ladies were incredibly knowledgeable about their products and of course I began questioning them for answers to my problematic skin.

I told them I really hated my black heads and they recommended I have microdermabrasion which is where the top layer of the skin is buffed away leaving fresh, clean and glowing skin. They have a wide range of professional treatments which are available in loads of salons, just check out their website and put in your postcode for your nearest one.

The ladies gave us a few samples to try which I cannot wait to do, about to book in for my facial soon too!

Check out Crystal Clear Skincare here

Sunday, 11 November 2012


So, I am still alive.

It's taken me a really long time to write this, purely because I've been wanting needing to do it, to regain some order in my life and to give me something to focus and be passionate about.

So much has happened over the last couple of months, i felt like i had left it too late to return to this blog. This is not the case as i have a fresh new outlook on everything (this blog included) so some changes will appear and a better blogger i shall become.

So the last time i posted i had just moved for a year long internship. I lived on my own with no tv or internet for around 4 weeks before i moved again. Those four weeks were the worst and i never ever want to live on my own ever again.

I now live with 4 of my friends and I'm really happy here - yay finally!

I fell in and out of love with an ex, not a good move i know! Sometimes you have to take risks to understand it's not meant to be.

I've joined the gym and changed my diet/lifestyle. After a real palaver with a set of scales (3 different weights in one day!) I know I've lost 6lbs at least so I'm currently BUZZING! I'm taking it slow and steady but I would like to lose 1.5 stone.

My internship is going well, it's hard and some days are better than others but i am very fortunate to even have an internship, let alone it being where i go to university so i can still go out and have fun with my friends. My boss is a fantastic lady who has shown me so much already and who i know will go on to bigger and better things.

New blog, new me starts from this moment on.

Monday, 30 July 2012


Heres a geeky picture of me with my new keys, woohoo!

Sorry I've been completely off the radar for a while. The exciting news is that i have a new placement in Preston so I've just moved back up to a room near the town. The bad news is that i have no Internet or tv so I'm currently writing this in my uni library!

I'm so lonely without any tv, technology or housemates!

Please bare with me so that i can get back into blogger mode, more exciting news to come soon as well!

Hope you're all well

Wednesday, 11 July 2012


Recently I've been making some changes to my life in the way of my health and so for the last few weeks I've been working really hard at my leisure centre, doing some classes and going to the gym. I used to really enjoy exercise but i got into bad habits and rarely did it but somehow I've managed to get this motivation to do it so I'm really pleased.

I currently do a whole range of classes which includes:

Pilate's: Stretching and toning, great for back and posture problems
Body Shock: A high intensity workout which really pushes your body
Bums, tums & thighs: You can kind of guess really, tones muscles i never knew i even had
X Biking: Probably the most uncomfortable thing I've ever done but i always feel good afterwards

Next week I'm trying body combat, body balance and I'm even going to give boot camp a go!

I really recommend seeing what your local gym do in the way of classes because i really enjoy them and i feel better every time i go!

Are there any classes you do, that you think i should check out? Let me know!

Saturday, 7 July 2012


Bag - £39.99 Zara, Perfume £9.99 Zara (only available in store) 

Ive had a pretty pants couple of weeks, every things going not so great and i decided to get myself a little treat to cheer myself up.  The bag is a pale pinky/cream colour. My photography skills are shocking i know! I also managed to pick up the 'fruity' fragrance for Zara. I have been after it for ages so I'm super pleased i have it.

Ive bought a couple of other things recently and made a few changes in my life so check back to find out more! 

Sunday, 17 June 2012


So it was my birthday last week and I just asked for money because i want to start having snowboarding lessons! Ive always wanted to learn but I've just never for round to it but i am determined  to give it a go at least! 

Anyway i bought myself a couple of things when i went for lunch last week, the Zara perfume isn't the one i wanted but they didn't have the fruity one out so that's next on my list! I'm quite lucky in the sense that i don't particularly like the designer fragrances out at the moment and I've always liked the cheaper 'celebrity' fragrances like Britney Spears (don't judge! the purple bottled one smells SO good). For £9.99 you get a pretty good sized bottle of perfume and Zara do have quite a few to choose from. Unfortunately they can't be bought online.

I also walk through Debenhams to get picked up so i naturally circled the beauty hall on my way. Ive wanted to try macs mineral skin finish for ages and i had gone really with the intention of a new lipstick but i just decided to get this instead, it was quite expensive for a face powder £20.50! But it was my birthday and i wanted to treat myself! 

If you have a Zara near you with the 'fruity' fragrance let me know!!!! I'm DESPERATE to get my hands on it!

Wednesday, 13 June 2012


Ted Baker case buy here  

Vans case buy here

eeeeeeeeee! I am finally bang up to date with technology! I used to have a blackberry which i was quite happy with but it broke (nothing to do with me) and orange were useless as per. So i bit the bullet so to speak and waltzed out of phones4u with this bad boy. The guy in P4U was hilarious, Leyroy was just like the character Jerwayne from Phoneshop (channel 4). I had to wait over 2 hours to actually be given the iPhone so as a compensation gift i was offered a phone case for free. I being quite shocked by the offer went over and just picked up whatever was cheapest but Leyroy convinced me to go for the Ted Baker (worth £29.99!) 

Needless to say I left very happy that day. But being the tomboy that I am at times i needed this case in my life. I don't think its actually a legit vans case but I wasn't going to pay £30 for a case, I'd rather just buy more shoes!

How odd, that I write a post about iPhone cases and so does one of my favourite bloggers, check out the range she's found on ebay here!

So I'm now on the hunt for some good apps, Ive already got Monopoly and the sims 3 because they're my favourite games ever and I also have instagram which you can follow: sw_1992! Please feel free to recommend me some in a comment below.

Monday, 11 June 2012


Can't believe i turned 20 yesterday, I'm starting to feel super old!!!

I'm really lucky as i had a lovely birthday starting with a cake made for me by my best friend Aidan, it says Eliza because apparently i look like Eliza Doolittle? hmmmm we'll see. I also went for lunch at TGI Fridays which is always good and then afternoon tea with a few of the girls. I had lots of cake which you can see, cake is the way to my heart!

Finally is a picture of what i wore on Sunday, the sun actually shined (which hasn't happened in 20 years) so i was completely shocked and wore a dress teamed with my trusty top man necklace and my topshop allegra lookalikes from asos.

Today i got a bit wet n wild at Thorpe park. Its kind of a tradition now for my birthday for us all to head down and spend the day. It ALWAYS rains and today was no exception but we did get to go on everything with barely any queue so it was great as I'm so impatient and literally turn into such a child at any theme parks. FYI 2 for 1 vouchers for Thorpe park and Alton towers etc can be found on loads of tescos own brand food like pizza and crisps. So now you have no excuse not to visit!

I hope you've all had a lovely weekend.

Saturday, 9 June 2012


I blame my dad for my ridiculous dimples!

This is my new old top. Its a charity shop find but the label says Debenhams. I think it was £3 and i am in love with the collar! The shirt itself isn't a nice material, the kind that goes very see through when wet (thanks rain!) and it has shoulder pads, how retro!

The second picture is pretty much my facial expression all the time, i struggle with 'serious' poses so what you see is way you get with me, plus i thought my hair looked crazy/voluminous which I'm loving.

Today i hoped i was going to get a nice new jumper from topshop but the only one in my size had a huge hole in it, so i wasn't going to pay £26 for something which couldn't be repaired. However i did waltz out of phones4u with a shiny new iPhone! whoop! and i got a case for free because i had to wait over an hour for the actual phone to be delivered. Obviously i picked out the most expensive but I'll probably write about that next week once I've got it all up and running.

Tonight I'm going to try and get all my contacts down somewhere to transfer over to my new phone which will take hours no doubt and then I'm going to my best friends for a few drinks and a general hang out.

Also when writing this i heard some very sad news, some of you in the UK may of heard about the 15 year old girl being stabbed by her boyfriend and sadly dyeing. That was in fact one of my good friends sister so our entire town is in mourning over such a great loss. Its so sad to hear about these things but you don't really realise how real these situations are until you're affected by one. All my thoughts go to Megans family.

Wednesday, 6 June 2012


...Well not quite. I've been off the radar recently, sorry but I've been moving, visiting family and all sorts!

My empty bedroom, I hate packing and moving out. Its one of the most stressful things ever and i have to do it every year! It took 3 trips to actually move all my stuff home, such a trek.
New purchases, I am completely broke (more broke than usual, trust me) so my new purchases are cheap things like nail varnishes. They still make me very happy though! Im currently rocking 17 Lasting fix in Fairy Cake which is a baby pink colour but not opaque quite bold. Ive included an out of focus shot because my acrylics look horrible right now and if i try and wedge one off, I'll have to get the rest off NIGHTMARE!
Early birthday/late christmas presents from my mum! Im hopefully going for a snowboarding lesson and a drive in a super car! All thats left to decide is Ferarri or Lambo... either will be a step up from my fiat!
Shelf is looking good, my life ambition is to have one of those super full bookcases down one whole wall. This is my start, which I'm quite pleased with. They do weigh a tonne though... the only downside really.

This weeks bad news: My beloved phone has died. My blackberry apparently has a broken screen which i had nothing to do with! (for once) and I'm totally hacked off because I'm stuck with my VERY old blackberry until christmas :( This blackberry doesn't even have the internet , i am SO gutted.

And lastly how I've been spending my evenings and tonight right now actually. Currently on What Happens In Vegas which i love, partly because of Ashton Kutcher and partly because of Cameron Diaz. I think they should get it on, they'd make a great couple!

I hope you've had a great bank holiday! I should be back with some more outfit posts next week as I've only ever done one! (Bad blogger i know!)

Saturday, 26 May 2012


a man after midnight. nope? Just me who remembers that tv program? Anyway, its the weekend WHOOP! Ive never really experienced the 'friday feeling' before until yesterday, adjusting to the 9-5 working lifestyle is hard and I'm really no good at it.

I hope and I'm sure everyone is enjoying the current sunshine we have, my mums seen a few fainters today but i think its because northerners just aren't used to the heat whilst us southerners can take it in our stride. I was up at 7 to head back to uni to collect more stuff, in jeans! What a wally, i instantly regretted it as soon as we got on the motorway.

Its nearly my birthday so I've been scouting around for a couple of things i wouldn't mind having in my wardrobe and i saw these and instantly died inside. Remind you anything? A very popular Topshop instant sell out maybe? But at half the price. I loved the Allegra boots when they first dropped but i never bought a pair and now i feel like its meant to be. I'm ordering them next week so i have something to open on my actual birthday. I know i can't wear them in this current weather but its too good an opportunity to miss. I'm sharing these with you in good faith, do not let the 7's sell out now!

Im also a bit of a trainer fiend, which i haven't really shared on here before (sorry!) but I'm a huge street/sports wear fan, always have always will be. Anyway I've been lusting over Nike Blazers for agesss and look why else has been added to asos! They're beautiful!

eeeeee asks you really are pushing me to the edge!