Sunday, 14 October 2012

What's In Thursday Girl's Bag (Grey Focco Edition)

Happy Sunday Beauties...

Having seen this post on numerous other blogs and loved reading them, I thought I would give it a go. Its so interesting seeing what other girls have in their bags, what their rooms look like etc, nosey me :) So hopefully this will also make for an interesting post for some of you to read.

My day to day bag at the moment is the Grey Focco - I've had the Tan version for quite a while and have been loving it, it can fit everything I'd ever need for work, college or shopping, it's comfortable to carry thanks to the shoulder strap and it looks great with its soft faux leather and studded bottom - So I decided to pick up the Grey version for a barginous £13.99 here.

Large Pink Notepad//Bunting Pattern Diary//Clear Green Pencil Case//Leopard Print Sequined Make up Bag//Pink Jelly Headphones//Keys//Chewing Gum//River Island Purse.
These are the items that remain in my bag no matter what I'm doing: If I'm at college I will usually carry more books, If at work I'd have some snacks and drinks on me.
I like to always carry a notepad as it means any spare minute I get can be used productively, going over notes or writing down ideas.
Ive had the purse for nearly three years! Its still going strong and looks good, River Island purses really last and usually cost between £10 and £15.
I think keys, headphones and chewing gum are pretty self explanatory. I do of course always carry my phone on me as well, but used it for taking these pictures, its an old Iphone 3gs :( am dying to get an Iphone 5, but don't know whether its worth the added expense!

Antibacterial Handgel//L'octaine Handcream//Toothpaste//Toothbrush//Maybelline Pressed Powder//Lush Honey Trap Lip Balm.
I don't often take a full make up bag out with me but these are the items I wouldn't be without! If I'm wearing a lip colour during the day I will chuck that in too. The Lush lip balm smells so gorgeous and tastes yummy too!! Its the first Lush lip balm Ive tried and I cannot wait to try more when this is finished.
Hope you're having a lovely relaxed day :)
Love Sian xoxo 

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Jazz Hands

Hey Beauties...
As I mentioned in my haul post a couple of days ago I bought a gorgeous bronzey-pink glitter polish from H&M. The main reason I picked up this polish was to round up my purchase to an even number of ££'s. Mm am I the only one who feels the need to do that!? Haha. Money burns a hole in my pocket. My strange habits aside, my magpie eyes drew me to this super sparkly lovely. I'd never used a H&M polish before but at £1.50 I wasn't risking a huge amount. However in all honesty I am a tad disappointed, it smells very chemically and strong, it comes with a tiny brush which means it takes at least four strokes to do one nail and Ive used it twice and already its got really gloopy :( Saying that for £1.50 it does make a lovely polish for a statement nail or tip as seen above. The base colour I have used is L.A Colors Plum Wine, I haven't a bad word to say about L.A Colors polish: They apply like a dream and are available in a rainbow of gorgeous shades for just 99p a pop!
Love Sian xoxo

FOTD and Beauty UK Lipstick 'Snob' Review

Hey Beauties...
Today I decided on a change from my usual more natural make up look, this look is more girly which suits my personality perfectly :)
I have worn my usual base of Maybelline Dream Satin Liquid in Ivory mixed with my Rimmel Primer and set with No7's Loose Light Powder in Fair. On top of that I've added a little of Benefit's SunBeam Highlighter to my cheekbones and then MUA's English Rose Mosaic Blush onto the apples of my cheeks.
My eyes are lined with a Gold 2True eyeshadow as mentioned in my haul post not long ago, I've added 4 coats of No7's Lash Adapt Mascara and filled in my brows with MUA's Blonde Eyebrow Pencil.
Finally for my lips I smothered on Lush's Honey Trap Lip Balm (my fave at the mo) after leaving that to settle and blotting away the excess I applied a coat of Snob, blotted and applied a second coat.
- Snob gave me an impressively high level of pigmentation
-  It dried matt but didn't feel at all drying or show up any dry skin.
- It would easily last up to 4 hours without a top up
- Its a lovely colour and a fab dupe for MAC's Snob
- A quite strong minty smell which I didn't like at all ( luckily this fades)
- Cheap looking packaging, similar to MUA's.
- Needs to be re-applied after eating/drinking.
Overall this is a great bargain lippie and I would suggest trying this or any of the other shades from this range that are available.
Beauty UK Lipstick in 03 'Snob' - £3.49.. Available at Superdrug or here


Above are a couple of bits I picked up today... The most gorgeous dusky pink, vintage looking roses, a house shaped teapot and owl mug from my local charity shop, a fluffy pink pen from Poundland and a new academic diary and pencil case from Rymans.
Hope you're having a lovely weekend :)
Love Sian xoxo

Because no Friday night is complete without...

Image c/o of Tumblr

I love Sex and The City, who doesn't right!? So I was pretty pleasantly surprised when re-watching season one and I discovered this little gem :) Not quite sure why I'd missed this previously. For all you SATC fans, please see below...
Samantha Jones -- Season 1 Episode 3 -- Bay of Married Pigs.
You can find the full episode here
You're welcome :)
Love Sian xoxo

Friday, 12 October 2012

Thursday's Girl in Photos

The two most stylish under 10s ever//Fresh Meat//New Cobalt Blazers//Cute Homemade card from Countryside Live//Wicked//Studded RI collar//Studying//Pj's and Pasta//Playing tourists in London Town//New Grey Focco//Glitter Gradient Nails attempt//DIY studded Military Jacket//Earl Grey and Galaxy//Mag freebies and Lunch//My Heavenly Bed//Me and my boy//Homemade Meze by Mummy//Girls Night Out Obligatory loo photo//Latest Reads// Mol and Kitkat :)

Hey Beauties...

Here's a few photos from the last month or so, I've been saving up enough to do a worthwhile post... It's been a pretty busy couple of weeks what with the new school term starting and juggling work with mine and Molly's very hectic schedules.

In other news season 2 of C4's Fresh Meat started on Tuesday! I absolutely love this programme especially Vod.. So funny, I want to live in the Fresh Meat house. Sadly I've always missed out on a lot of the uni shenanigans (perhaps because I use the word shenanigans?) as I've never lived in halls or anywhere nearby :( Anyhow.. Its a great programme and if you haven't already seen it then defo 4OD it when you get a chance!

Ive got all weekend off work, no assignments due in - A weekend of pure relaxation which I fully plan to take advantage of :) Starting with a bath bomb, a few candles, PJ's and a film. Tomorrow I'm going to hit the shops with my Mum and finish off with a bit of DIY Sunday!

Have you got any plans this weekend??

Love Sian xoxo

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Easily Amused

Image c/o ITV 2

A little quote from Sunday's episode of TOWIE...

"It's a sad day when a bloke can't get his eyebrows threaded and tinted in his local salon without getting dirty looks as though he were a skid mark on a hotel towel" -- Bobby Norris.
That's all.
Love Sian xoxo

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

I shop, therefore I am.


I like my money right where I can see it: hanging in my closet.
-- Carrie Bradshaw

Oops I did it again.. Not once. Not twice. But thrice! Here's a few pics from my three latest shopping trips. I only went in to return something, I promise... (yes, each individual time) *Hangs head in shame*


H&M - Burgundy and Green Melange Chunky Knits, Foundation and Blusher Brush Duo, Bronze-Pink Glitter Nail Varnish.
Primark - Fleecy Cuffed Ankle Blue and White PJ Bottoms
 and Angelica Polish in Elfin and Sweet Pea
Schuh - Charcoal Lo-Top Converse
Boots - No7 Beautiful Skin Hydration Mask and No7 Instant Radiance Foundation in Calico
Lush - Snow Fairy Shower Gel, Ickle Baby Bot and Big Blue Bath Bomb
Superdrug - MUA English Rose Blush, Beauty UK Lipstick in Snob, 2 True Cheek Tint, Base Coat and Eyeshadow Duo.
Beauty Base - LA Colors Chunky Silver Glitter Polish and Red Wine Polish, Lipstick in Jazzy Red and Plum Passion.
Poundland - NYC Polish in Mulberry Street and Spring Street, Nivea Mascara in Brown (not pictured).
I am yet to try a lot of the products but I will defo do a full review if any of them deserve it.. The Beauty UK lipstick is awesome, a lovely dupe for MAC's Snob, will upload pictures asap.
Happy Wednesday :)
Love Sian xoxo


Friday, 5 October 2012

FOTD and L.A Colors Precious Plum Review

Hey Beauties...

Just a quick face of the day while I wait for my boyfriend to pick me up (crummy Friday night London traffic permitting). Please excuse my ridiculously bushy brows, I'm trying to leave it as long as possible before I go for my first threading session! Saying that I have found the look of these slowly growing on me, (growing on me, geddit!? Ha.) Keira Knightly style! Oh and my hair is wet hence the super unflattering do!

Anyway... This look is inspired by a lipstick I picked up this week at Beauty Base (full haul post to come) I'd been thinking of investing in a dark wine red colour but wasn't very sure if it would suit me. Seeing as this only cost a super cheap 99p I had nothing to lose! I'm still not sure if it suits me or not, opinions welcome? The formula of the lipstick is smooth and doesn't feel at all drying, it hasn't shown up any dry parts of my lips but this could be down to the layer of Carmex i smothered on first. However I don't like the packaging at all!! Very cheap looking!

I decided to keep the rest of my face pretty simple and allow my lips to do the talking :) I've used Revlon ColorStay Foundation in Light Beige and No7 Loose Light Powder in Fair for my base, lashings of No7 Lash Adapt AND L'oreal Volume Million Lashes Extra Black (I like big volume on my lashes) and filled in my brows with MUA Eyebrow Pencil in Blond.

Have an amazing weekend Beauties :)

Love Sian xoxo
Sorry about the shockingly bad quality of the pictures so far, they've all been taken on my Iphone! Hoping to get a new camera next week :D

Monday, 1 October 2012

Monday Night Procrastination Session

It's 9:30 Tuesday 1st October 2012. I have a very important, first assignment of the year, 1000 word Reflective writing piece due in to my tutor in exactly 7 days, 12 hours and 30 minutes... Have I started it yet? Nope. Well needn't worry I of course will have devised an amazingly foolproof essay plan and it will be easy peasy for me to complete it.. Mmm no, not quite. In fact I haven't even a clue what topic I'm going to write about! See I am what they like to call a procrastination master! I put most things off to the last minute and spend every minute up until that minute dreading about the last minute! Make sense to you? No, me neither :( It makes no sense to me that I have spent the past 4 and a half hours after returning home from work doing everything in my power to keep myself away from my college work: I have had a rather leisurely 45 minute shower, I've applied a deep conditioning treatment to my hair and a pore refining mask to my face, I have read far more than Molly's usual two chapters per night of our current book, Roald Dahl's Matilda, I've spent about 20 minutes sorting out the dreaded odd sock drawer - yes, even that is preferable to actually doing some blooming work!! Oh a silly silly girl I am.

On a slightly brighter note, I am very happy with my special procrastination night manicure! A Primarni polish would you believe it! I have only recently started buying Primarni's nail polish and I have to say I'm very impressed. Four polishes for £2? Don't mind if i do! I have a set of metallic shimmery polishes which has the most gorgeous bronze green in it and a more subtle nude and darks collection. Tonight I'm wearing a 'my nails but better' nude shade with Barry M's pink iridescent layered over the top, it looks like a little fairy has sprinkled her dust over my nails :) I love layering glitter over nudes, its not too OTT and makes my hands instantly look neat and well groomed. As this is a Primarni polish it doesn't have a name or number but it is quite a recent purchase so should still be in stock in most stores.

Pretty aren't they :) So tomorrows a new day and I absolutely must and most definitely will start on my assignment! Although I could really do with sorting out my make up storage.... Ha!
Love Sian xoxo