Friday, 20 January 2012


As promised here is a link to my eBay goods.

I still have a few more bits to put on there. I just forgot how long it takes to list items.

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Wishing S/S 2011

Budgeting is hard.

Especially when hints of the new seasons clothing & accessories are beginning to pop up.

Especially, especially when the following rules apply:

  1. If you see something that you love/want in your size in the following stores Topshop, ASOS, River Island, Zara, you cannot wait for payday, you cannot wait and 'think' about it, you must buy now, or forever trawl eBay in vain hoping that someone might be selling said item for a reasonable price. 
  2. By the time the British weather decides that it might like to be 'hot' for one day, all the stores will have there A/W stock in. 
  3. Or we'll have a freak heat wave in April/May and you won't have bought anything to wear yet. 
It makes it 10 times harder when I'm off on holiday next month to somewhere hot, and actually have a reason to purchase bikinis and summer dresses, but don't have the funds. 

Still I've spent the day sorting out a few bits and bobs to sell on eBay. I'll link once I've put them up in case you want a nosey. I'm feeling that with the combined sales of these said bits, I might be able to afford one or two of the pieces below that I'm currently coveting. 

1. Rodial Skinny Beach Stick - I use the Glamtox sticks last year and they were super effective. These are said to give you a 'slim, toned, ready-to-tan body'. Reviews are pretty good, and they are on offer at the moment. I really, really want to try these before my holidays.

2. River Island Pink Print Bikini top. Super cute pattern, plus bandeau's flatter my non-chest. Probably would just make do with the top and match it with some plain black bottoms, I prefer mix and matching my bikinis. I am under the deluded impression it makes my torso looker, and thus slimmer. Ha

3. Topshop MOTO High Waisted Sorbet Jamie Jeans - MUST get a pair of sorbet colour skinnies this season. Mint or peach would be fab. I like Topshop jeans as they generally fit well, and on a good day I can squeeze myself into a size 25 waist, uncomfortable, but worth it. 

4. ASOS Cut Out One Piece - I'm fascinated by all the different cut-out swimsuits that are around at the moment. But as I have no boobs, they are pretty much a no go. I'm thinking a low v-style might not look too bad, plus I love black and white stripes and the style of the back on this is cute. 

5. Ray-Ban Emma Sunglasses - I have a couple of Ray-Ban Aviators but the thin wire and design of them is a nightmare at the pool, wet hair gets tangled in them like nobody's business. I was tempted to get a pair of Wayfarers last year, but I think these are a little bit different, and slightly cheaper!

6. ASOS Leath and Suede Satchel - I'd love a satchel style bag and as I don't think a Mulberry Alexa is going to materialise for me this year, this is a pretty lovely alternative. No?

7. River Island Light Green Peep Toes - And lastly, I don't think I can go on without these. I just adore them. What a pop of colour they'd add. And how super, duper amazing would they look with a tan. And how appropriate would they be on my holiday to Ibiza that I accidentally just booked? Le Sigh. 

Anyone else got S/S in there sights?

Monday, 9 January 2012

Feel Beauty Box - January

Just a little preview of my January Beauty Box. I won't go into details as loads of others will (and probably do it better than me)

The whole theme of the box this month is 'New Year, New You', not exactly ground breaking, but I like it all the same.

Items included:

Lierac Creme Mesolift Anti-Aging Radiance
Dead Sea Spa Magik Salt Brushing
Caudalie Vinotherapie Nourishing Body Lotion
Phyto PhytoBaume Color Protecy Express Conditioner
'this works' Clean Skin for the Face

Bloody hell, why do companies feel the need to make there product names so long?

All these samples are useful, but not exactly exciting. Probably my least favourite month so far, but I am looking forward to trying them all out. Still, I cannot deny how excited I am to received my box through the door every month!

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Hooty Hoo

So we accidentally bought a new dress. Not in the budget may I add. In my defence I never meant to keep it.

You see, I have a ASOS premier subscription (which is well worth getting) that provides free next day delivery. So I kind of use ASOS as my own personal catalogue. Order something, try it on, send it back (sorry Mr Delivery man). The process of trying of clothes just makes me happier, which is one of my New Years Resoutions, so it all makes sense (?)

Anyway I saw this dress and thought it was cute. At the same time I happened to get an invite for my friends birthday drinks. So the two married up and therefore I had to keep the dress.

Do you like my excuse?

Dress - ASOS
Shoes - Topshop
Bag - River Island
Belt - New Look
Rings - ASOS
Badly tanned knees - Models own...

May I add that the dress is pretty short. I have it in a size 6 but probably should have ordered a size 8, somebody forgot that they'd spent all the last 3 weeks munching on mince pies.....


Hope everyone had a fabulous Christmas and New Years. Mine was pretty quiet, but lovely all the same. I worked Christmas day from 1.30pm onwards so I spent the morning flitting around in order to see my boyfriend and my parents. My boyfriend surprised me with a holiday to Oman. We will be staying here, in February. So excited.

For New Years I spent the long weekend up in London at my boyfriends. We just went out for a meal on New Years eve and watched the fireworks from his flat. It was lovely to spend a bit of time with him.

Anyway. Onto a fresh year!

I’ve got a whole bunch of resolutions this year, so I thought I’d share them (and writing them down makes it harder to forget them too)

  1. Save money. I read somewhere that it’s advised that you should have 3 months wages saved up for a rainy day. That sounds a lot, but it makes sense. I know I can save, but last year I saved up and then blew it all. Oops. I want to get a chunk to saving behind me, then I can start to save up for the more important things, like Chanel bags….

  1. Move to London. I’ve always wanted to live in London. My boyfriend lives there, I love the buzz and there are a lot more job opportunities, plus I’m at the age where I’m desperate to move out and away from my parents security. I’m thinking this may be more of a late 2012/2013 thing, but I’d at least like to get the ball rolling this year.

  1. Be nicer. I’m so negative and such a moany old cow most of the time. I know it’s a bit difficult to change who you are, but I think I’ve just got to be more positive.

  1. Do one thing a day that makes me happy. Will help with number 3! Whether its spending 5 minutes reading a favourite magazine, helping an old lady with there shopping or eating a biscuit when I know I shouldn’t be. Positive thoughts, positive thoughts.

  1. Be more frugal. Got to stop impulse buying! I need to work on being a bit more inventive with clothes, rather than wearing them the same old way. 

I’ve set myself a weekly budget and just purchased the ‘My Weekly Budget’ app on my phone. It’s pretty basic, but very useful and I’m under my budget this week. So it’s a good start!  

Sorry my New Years post is a bit late. Unfortunately, that’s just me!

Any resolutions?


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