Friday, 29 November 2013

Nailene | Amazing Offer!

Hello lovelies! 

I was just sent this amazing offer notice and thought that I just had to share it with you all.
This Nailene Star Gift is being dramatically reduced for ONE WEEK ONLY in Boots! It will make the perfect Christmas gift for any nail enthusiast, aspiring nail technician or beauty lover. I think this is such a fantastic offer! Once I get paid I might just have to go and nab one myself before they're all sold out.  At over Half Price, this offer just cannot be missed! 

What do you think of this offer? 
Will you be grabbing this great product soon?
Let me know in the comments below


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Thursday, 28 November 2013

Birthday Haul!

I know, I know. How late do I want to be with this post?! I'm sorry! I debated actually posting this for a while, as I thought it would be too late (almost a month!) but I was persuaded and here it is!
I didn't get a lot of material things for my birthday, as my main present was seeing McFly at The Royal Albert Hall back in September but all the same I am so grateful for everything I have received.

I'd just like to point out that I am not at all bragging about what I have received - This post has been requested by a couple of people and I thought I'd share my excitement with you all.

One of my bestfriend's Becky, bought me these Gorgeous 17 mini Lip Glosses and this amazing Hand Painted Shot glass (below).

Rhiannon, also my best friend bought me this Gorgeous Benefit 'World Famous Nude' Palette, which I actually picked out for myself a couple of months ago - true friendship, that is, knowing exactly what I'd like!

She also gave me this amazing Face Emulsion by Benefit, which is truly amazing!

And isn't the card she got me just the cutest!?

From my lovely neighbour I received a mini bottle of Chardonnay, a collection of sweets (which myself and a friend promptly ate) and these two gorgeous face masks - she knows me so well!

 This next present was from my Auntie Lorraine and it smells gorgeous! This has definitely become my go-to perfume for nights out!

 Last but by no means least are my amazing Jack Wills Tartan Leggings, now I bought these myself, but the money was a present from my Nan. So thank you Nan, what great taste you have!

Do you like these kind of posts?
Let me know in the comments below


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Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Guest Post | 3 Outfits 1 Blazer

This post was written by the lovely Laura from Laura Thornberry. If you'd like to be featured and write a guest post for me click here to find out how.

3 Outfits 1 Blazer

Hello Everyone! 
My name is Laura and today I shall be guest posting on Beky Lou with a fashion centred post titled - "3 Outfits 1 Blazer"... I have chosen to post about this idea as I love to create OOTD and style related outfit posts and I wanted to share with you all how easy it is to create 3 different outfits using the same key piece.

The blazer I have decided to feature in my outfit posts today is a simple, smart black blazer from Primark, that I picked up a few weeks ago from there workwear department. I think that a black blazer is such an essential piece for anyone's wardrobe, as it is such a versatile piece of clothing that you can style with both casual and formal outfits!

So here's how I created my 3 Outfits using 1 Blazer!

Black Blazer - Primark
Leopard Print Boyfriend Tee - Primark
Black Leggings - New Look
Burgundy Vans - Very
Rose Gold Watch - River Island

This is a very casual everyday sort of outfit, that is both comfortable and stylish, perfect for going out during the daytime. This is such a quick, simple and easy outfit to through together, and something that definitely would suit all shapes and sizes! It also features prints and colours that are on trend, so you will also feel fashionable and chic!

Black Blazer - Primark
Floral Piped Top - Zara
Black Jeans - New Look
Brogue Style Flats - Primark
Statement Necklace - Primark

This outfit is definitely more formal and sophisticated, perfect for an evening out, a date or even shopping with friends. The Zara top features a dark floral print which is a huge trend this Autumn/Winter and the stunning statement necklace just adds that sparkle and finishes off the outfit!

Black Blazer - Primark
Galaxy Print Dress - Ebay
Studded Wedge Trainers - Zara via Ebay
3 Tier Necklace - Primark
Rings - New Look

My final outfit is this gorgeous cool and quirky number, that features this gorgeous galaxy print dress I picked up from Ebay! Again, I think this would be a more formal evening wear outfit, with that casual vibe from the stunning wedge trainers!

So there you go, I have created 3 simple yet stylish outfits using the same Primark blazer! I hope you all liked what I have put together! I would also like to thank the lovely Beky for letting me guest post on her blog and allowing me to share a post with you all!

Laura x

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Let me know in the comments below.


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Sunday, 24 November 2013

OOTD | How I style Tartan

Recently I wrote a guest post for Alice over on Tea & Lead which featured a couple of my Autumn / Winter looks in the form of a lookbook - My first one, ahh! I thought for this reason, that I would show you one of the looks, one of my favourite for the colder days / evenings.

I absolutely love my tartan skirt and although it can be quite difficult to style, I think that this is a look that really works, especially with the addition of the faux leather jacket. With or without tights this outfit works really well and so is a great summer into winter combo. I paired this look with my black booties as I think this adds an edgier yet comfortable feel to the style. 

Sorry for he rubbish image, haven't had time to take a better one! 

These gorgeous Jack Wills Tartan Leggings were a total spur-of-the-moment buy. I fell in love with them and just had to buy them, however now I am finding it hard to style them. Damn Tartan! Why has it got to be so difficult? In the end I've managed to create this comfy look - an extra long black tank top underneath my 'Thirty Seconds to Mars' band tee. I also find that my big slouchy over-sized jumper goes great with these leggings and my black Vans. Such a comfy and yet simple look for these amazing leggings! 

Let me know how you style tartan in the comments below.


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Friday, 22 November 2013

Christmas Gift Guide: £50 & under

In previous weeks of my Christmas Gift Guides, I've tried to make them rather affordable for all of us average humans that spend far too much money on ourselves and beauty products, to be spending much at all on others. So here, for the very unselfish of you (and who's purses are more well endowed than us average folk) is a £50 and under Christmas gift guide!


1 - Zara Messenger Bag - £39.99
4 - GHD Style Gift Set - £39


Are you this generous when it comes to your friends and family?
Will you be splashing out on any of these gifts for loved ones this year?
Let me know in the comments below


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Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Bristol Bloggers Meet Up!

Recently I have been really wanting to attend a Bloggers Meet Up, however I haven't been able to attend due to many reasons. For this reason, I have decided to host my own Bloggers Meet Up in Bristol, Cabot Circus along with Danielle.

Details (Provisional - could change depending on response)

Date: Saturday 4th January
Time: 1pm start
Meet Up Place: Centre Steps of Cabot Circus opposite toilets.


We will now be meeting at the Centre Cabot steps for 1pm and then shall be going on a little journey to some different shops including Benefit in Boots Broadmead, where we will hopefully be in a workshop with their make-up artists and mini makeovers will be done as well as tips and tricks! Then we shall be venturing up to Lush, also in Broadmead for an in-store experience with them and some goodies! We shall then be heading over to Frankie and Benny's for a meal and some getting to know each other properly! 

*Notethese are just our provisional ideas and could change depending on numbers.

There is a limit of 25 goody bags / spaces so if you'd like to be involved see the info below and we'll pop you on the list! - There will be a reserve list too in case people drop out last minute! 

There will also be a goody bag for everyone that attends!
 Please let us know asap if you can come or are interested so we can work out numbers

If you are interested in attending please leave a comment below with your email address or email me at also, use the hashtag #bristolbloggersmeet to keep up to date!

Please also take the time to follow everyone who comments below, it'll be nice to start interacting with each other before we meet!


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Christmas Wishlist

I've never really been one to write 'wish-lists' for Christmas, however this year, there have been so many amazing things that I've wanted to get my hands on that I thought a list (or two) would be appropriate. So, uh, Mum and Dad... HINT HINT.

Here are two of my Christmas wishlists, 'High-End' and 'High Street'. I've been lusting after many of these things for a while now and just cannot wait to open up my Christmas gifts and see if any of these gems are there! 

'High End' Wish List

From left to right - Benefit High Beam, S Factor Conditioner, S Factor Shampoo, Benefit It's Potent, Cannon  EOS 600D Camera, Benefit Stay Flawless, Pandora Ring, Babyliss Curl Secret, Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Body Scrub, Urban Decay Naked Palette, Nars Blush in Orgasm, Benefit Lemon Aid, Real Techniques Core Collection.

'High Street' Wish List
From left to right: Oatfix Fresh Face Mask, Party Animals t-shirt, Killer Queen by Katy Perry, Christmas Cookie Yankee Candle, Rimmel Apocalips Lip Laquer in Luna, Hollister Solana Beach body mist, Topshop Joni Jeans in Vintage, Viva La Juicy by Juicy Couture, Zara Tartan Scarf, Miss Selfridge Sindy Bow heels, Zara Clutch.

What's on your Christmas Wish List?
Let me know in the comments below


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Monday, 18 November 2013

Review | So...? Dry Shampoo*

As I only wash my hair every couple of days, Dry Shampoo is a massive Must-Have of mine. For over a year now, since I first stumbled across the glory that was Batiste, dry shampoo has been my savior. I was recently sent this sample of So...? Dry Shampoo*and I must say on first impressions, I was far more impressed than I thought I'd be. I know they say 'don't judge a book by it's cover' and all of that malarkey, but I haven't been too impressed with So...? products in the past.

Tossing my first premonitions aside, I happily started trying out this product. This 'lovely' scent is actually really nice, it has gorgeous tones of apple (which I believe make a great fragrance for products like this), violet and sandalwood. It has a great musky scent too which is also a plus for me! However this product failed to impress me greatly when it came to the actual product itself - as a dry shampoo it's good for a couple of hours, but fails to keep my hair feeling fresh for much more of that. I like my dry shampoos to last almost all day, like most of you out there I'm sure and this just did not compare to my trusty Batiste in this way. 

I'm quite sad actually, that this product hasn't impressed me as much as I'd hoped. I'd really wanted to like this product in full, but it just hasn't lasted as well as I thought. However, for a quick pick me up and as a carry-around product during the day (especially if you do wash your hair every day), I think that this will be great for you, It does last around an hour or two and does a good job in that time period. For me though, its just the lasting of this product that lets it down.

You can buy this product here at a great price of £1.49!

Have you ever tried this product? 
What do you think of it? 


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Sunday, 17 November 2013

How I style: A Luxury Watch

Recently I came across The Watch Gallery and fell in love with some of the AMAZING watches that they stock. I'm not generally a fan of women's watches as I find them too dainty and boring, but when I searched properly, I came across THIS gorgeous watch. It's so far out of my price range, but a girl can lust can't she? I instantly thought of how I could style a Luxury Watch like this and came up with this Perfect Christmas Party Look.

I just thought that the black, silver and red really complimented each other within this look and made it a gorgeous combination for the party season! 

What would you style an amazing watch like this with?
Let me know in the comments below



Saturday, 16 November 2013

Guest Post | autumn/winter lookbook

I've written a guest post over on Tea & Lead. Check it out Here!


Friday, 15 November 2013

Christmas Gift Guide: £20 & Under

It's Christmas Gift Guide time and this week everything is £20 and under. Out of all of the guides I think this one is my favourite as they are affordable and yet good quality presents!


1 -Benefit, Luv it Up - £19.50


3 - Amp Music Speakers - £20
4 - Vodka Bar Shot Set - £15

What do you think of my £20 and under gift guides?
Will you be purchasing any of these items for your friends or family? 
Let me know in the comments below



Tuesday, 12 November 2013

GUEST POST | Top 5 Perfumes of the Moment - A Simple Melody

This post was written by the lovely Melody from A Simple Melody. She's the first of hopefully many more guest posts on my blog! If you'd like to be featured and write a guest post for me click here to find out how.

Top 5 Perfumes of the Moment

By A Simple Melody

It's safe to say that I love perfume. I always find the need to buy more and more and my collection seems to be getting larger and larger. But for today, I'm going to keep it simple and tell you about my top five of right now.

WARNING: My descriptions of perfumes is outrageous.

These are in no particular order.

So first off, lets start with Marc Jacobs. As you can see there are two of his perfumes in my top five. The first one is Marc Jacobs 'Daisy' in the pink bottle. I LOVE THIS! It's such a lovely scent. I got the 100ml bottle for my 18th birthday, and it has lasted me such a long time. As I am awful at describing different scents, here is a description which I got from 'The Perfume Shop' website here.

  • Heart notes
    Wild Rose, Violet, Apple Blossom
  • Top notes
    Raspberry, Grapefruit, Pear
  • Base notes
    Plum, Cedarwood, Musk
  • Scent
    Fruity Floral
  • Feel

Next we have the second Marc Jacobs perfume in my top five. This is the Marc Jacobs 'Dot' perfume. I received this one for my 19th birthday (as you can see I like to receive perfumes for my birthday aha) This one is lovely also. It's a little bit fruity, and a little but florally, and I'd say that this could be warn in the day or the night time. Again I took the Scent description off of 'The Perfume Shop' website here.

  • Heart notes
    Jasmine, Coconut Water, Orange Blossom
  • Top notes
    Red Berries, Dragonfruit, Honeysuckle
  • Base notes
    Vanilla, Driftwood, Musk
  • Scent

Next up I have Lady Gaga's 'Fame' perfume. For one, I LOVE that the liquid itself is black. I think that it is so unique. Secondly I love the bottle. (Probably not important) BUT it looks so elegant. Unfortunately they didn't have a description on the website for this one. But if you would like to have a look at it yourself, click here to go to 'The Perfume Shop' website. 

For my fourth favourite of the moment, I have chosen DKNY 'Be Delicious' This perfume reminds me of school. Weird right? But this was my favourite perfume scent ever when I was in year ten and eleven, and I still love it. Its doesn't specifically smell like apples. But it does smell incredible. Again this one doesn't have a scent description on the website. BUT 'The Perfume Shop' does have 15% off perfumes online and in store at the moment. Check out DKNY 'Be Delicious' here

Finally my fifth favourite perfume of the moment is the Juicy Couture 'Viva La Juicy' Luckily this one does have a scent description on the website here. So I'm not going to have to try and describe it myself. But this perfume is so lovely. I personally like to wear it if I'm going out for a meal or something. Because it's not too strong or in your face. I got this one for Christmas last year and I still am in love with the scent. 

  • Heart notes
    Honeysuckle, Gardenia, Jasmine
  • Top notes
    Wild Berries, Mandarin
  • Base notes
    Amber, Caramel, Vanilla, Sandalwood, Praline
  • Scent
    Floral Gourmand
  • Feel

What is your favourite scent of the moment? 
Any recommendations? 
Would love to know either in the comments below or via Twitter. 
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Sunday, 10 November 2013

Halloween Antics!

So as you may have heard, It was my birthday on Halloween. As many other bloggers are posting their halloween snaps, I thought I would share mine with you as well. I had such an amazing 19th and was so happy for the non-existent hangover (the first night that is - the second night of partying had me out flat for 2 days!) I hope you all had a happy Halloween too, I'd love to see some of your outfits, feel free to tweet them to me!

Google wished me a happy birthday!

I had an amazing night with this crazy blonde - also called Becky - and I can say that this has been my best birthday by a mile.

What did you do for Halloween?
Who did you dress up as?
Let me know in the comments below



Friday, 8 November 2013

Christmas Gift Guide: £10 & Under

Hello you lovely lot! It's that time of the week again where I give you my 'For Him & Her' Christmas Gift Guides. This week it's £10 & Under and let me tell you this now, it has been a lot easier to choose than it was for last weeks £5 and under. 



3 - Ted Baker 30ml Gift Set - £9.99

Would you give any of these gifts to any of your friends or families?
Have you any other suggestions for this budget? 
Let me know in the comments below



Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Review: Ozeri 20" Lime Green Frying pan

As some of you may have seen, recently I published a post on a 'Quick & Easy Pasta Bake Recipe' (which can be found here). I absolutely love cooking and could not wait to give this new 'mini' frying pan a try. Made with a Greblon® Ceramic coating from Germany, this pan is free from PTFE and PFOA (which are non-stick chemicals that can actually be harmful to us when heated!). I've used this nifty little frying pan many times over the last week by cooking my family Omelette's as it's the perfect size for these! Even my mother has totally fallen in love with this product and uses it at every opportunity she gets; because of the patterned cooking surface it is so much easier to cook with for it's non-stick qualities and is easily cleanable. It's also got the cutest colouring (am I allowed to describe a frying pan as cute?!) in a very appropriate and 'earthy' lime green and has a handle which is silicone coated for extra grip and ease.

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Overall I think this is definitely a great product for those that love cooking or even for those that love simplicity and ease when it comes to frying. I know for a fact that I will be looking into getting myself one of the larger sizes as well! The Ozeri Green Earth Pan is available in a variety of sizes and can be purchased through Amazon. This 8" (20cm) Pan comes at a great price of £24.95 - which I think isn't unreasonable for a great product like this! 

Have you tried out this brand before?
Has this post persuaded you to give them a go?
Let me know in the comments below



The Liebster Award!

The Rules:

1. State 11 Facts about myself (this is not going to be easy)
2. Answer 11 Questions from Joy-Ann
3. Create 11 Questions of my own and tag other blogs to do the tag.

11 Facts:

1. I was born on Halloween
2.I currently work in a pub whilst blogging on the side and looking for a full time job 
3. I have no tattoo's but am desperate to get one on my hip soon.
4. My favourite bands are McFly and 30 Seconds to Mars.
5. I dropped out of 6th form because of an illness
6. I suffer with Anixety & Depression (you can read my journey here)
7. I'm not a massive eater
8. I am currently a size 8
9. I have a massive problem with texting people too much
10. I'm a homegirl and love staying in
11. I hate spending money but love buying things.

Joy-Ann's Questions:
1. Who/What inspired you to start blogging?
Reading Zoe Sugg's blog (Zoella) really inspired me to start blogging, i also loved the fact this it became a massive distraction from other things in my life.

2. What is the most expensive make-up product you own?

Probably my Benefit Oxygen Wow Stay Flawless Foundation

3. If you were stranded on a desert island, what 3 products would you like to have with you?

Being bare faced doesn't really bother me so I'd probably take a good moisturiser, some Savlon and sun cream!

4. How often do you blog?/Do you wish you could blog more often than you do?

I blog 3 times a week, but sometimes do double posts if one is sponsored, i'd love to blog more but I just don't have the energy!

5. What is you dream job? (Does not have to be beauty related)

I'd love to be a stage Manager within theatre.

6. What is your go-to fashion item for Autumn & Winter? 

This has to be my beige faux fur booties from Sainsbury's!

7. What products are in your everyday make-up bag? 

Quite a lot! I have a post on it here

8. Which brand do you have the most make-up from?

9. Holy-grail skincare item for really bad days?

Boiing Concealer by Benefit

10. Favourite eye-shadow pallet?

Naked by Urban Decay - However I am yet to purchase this!

11. What strange activities do you and your best friend do? 

We're not really that strange to be honest.. we just sit around and watch a LOT of friends.

My Questions

1) What is your life goal?
2) Which is your favourite makeup brand and why?
3) Who would you say is your style icon?
4) What do you love most about being a beauty blogger?
5) Your favourite hair care product?
6) Do you like LUSH and if so, what's your favourite product?
7) Favourite movie?
8) Inspirational quote/saying that you live by?
9) Perfume or Body Mists?
10) Favourite nail polish brand?
11) Camera you use to take your blog photos


Collette from Collette Alexandra
Melody from A simple Melody
Kim from Kim Radley
Kelley from Kelley261293
Taylor from Taylor's Collection

If you have already done it, leave me a link to it in the comments section :)


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