Monday, 31 January 2011

I'm in the orange!

Today I had to pop to the doctors so I thought I may as well have a look around a few shops.

I popped into H&M and picked up this lovely orange cardigan.
The colour is so vibrant and I love the crochet around the neck. It goes really well with a few of my floral dresses. It will look lovely for this summer and I think orange definitely suits me!

I brought a pair of black leggings for £7.99. H&M have some good leggings that are a bit thicker than the £5.99 ones and they are a really good fit.
Also brought the bow earrings from H&M and the pinky earrings were in the sale in Boots.

In Boots I brought some ceramic curling tongs which were only £11, I was a bit dubious as to whether they would be any good but they do actually work really well.

Last night I watched PS I love You, I had not read the book and not seen the film before. I thought it was a lovely film. I cried most of the way through it and I have to admit I fancied her husband who died and the irish guy she met in Ireland was pretty nice. I do love the irish accent too northern and southern!
I am going to have to buy this on DVD now, such a nice film.
Mike wasn't interested though he fell asleep ha ha, not really a mans film!



Friday, 28 January 2011

Day 4 - A photo of the last place you went on holiday

Last year for the first time in ages we did not go abroad. We only ended up going to Torquay for a week as at the moment we are in the process of doing up our house.

These are some photos of Torquay. I really like it there, we went to the coastal zoo and Paignton Zoo they were both really good.

This year we are planning to go back to Tenerife this is the hotel we are going to book. Its right by the beach.
Last time we stayed in the hotel next door which was really nice but we went into this hotel to have a look around and just thought it was so luxurious.

This is the beach by the hotel

And the fountain that lights up and dances to music.

So looking forward to going back!


New spring clothing buys!


Well I ventured out today as I had to go to an appointment in town.
I have not really been out much lately due to the way I have been feeling.

In New Look I brought this dress/top from the Pussycat concession. To be honest its meant to be a dress but its very short so I am going to wear it with jeggings I love it as its so pretty and summery. I wonder if its too young for me but hey ho I like it so I shall wear it.

In Primark I picked up this dress

Cream frill sleeved top

I love the sleeves.

and a oouple of basic tops. (won't bother with photos of these)

Tomorrow night Mike and I are going out for a meal with 2 other couples so I will be getting all dressed up. I have not been out for a meal in ages so I am looking forward to this.

What are your plans for the weekend?


The winner is......................

drum roll.................................................Science Geek!

I put all the names into a jar and my husband picked out the winner.

Well done to Science Geek please can you email me your adress to and the goodies will be on there way.

Sorry to everyone else but I may do another giveaway soon.


Tuesday, 25 January 2011

30 Day Photo Tag - Day 1

Gosh I have been so depressed today, I have been suffering with severe anxiety, stress and depression for a while now due to personal reasons and today I feel so down. Its so grey and horrible outside too, I cannot wait for summer.

I found this tag on and thought I would have a go.

Here we go:

day 1. your facebook profile photo (above)

day 2. a photo of yourself a year ago

day 3. a photo that makes you happy

day 4. a photo of the last place you went on holiday

day 5. a photo of your favorite book

day 6. a photo that makes you laugh

day 7. a photo of someone you love

day 8. a photo of your favorite band/musician

day 9. a photo of something you've been wanting to do

day 10. a photo of you as a baby or as a kid

day 11. a photo of your favorite film(s)

day 12. a photo of you

day 13. a photo of your best friend(s)

day 14. a photo of your favorite drink

day 15. a photo of you and someone you love

day 16. a photo of you at the last party you went to

day 17. a photo of your guilty pleasure

day 18. a photo of your dream wedding

day 19. a photo of your dream car

day 20. a photo of something you enjoy doing

day 21. a photo of your everyday makeup

day 22. a photo of your fave city

day 23. a photo of your first celebrity crush

day 24. a photo of you that your hair looks nice in

day 25. a photo of ur fave shows

day 26. a photo of someone you look up to

day 27. a photo of your favorite purse

day 28. a photo of what you ate today

day 29. a photo of someone you find attractive

day 30. a photo of you when you were happy

By the way have a look at my previous post as Zoe over at Diamond Solitaire is holding a fabulous giveaway. Take a look here


Giveaway at Diamond Solitaire's blog


Zoe over at is doing a brilliant giveaway, have a look here at


Monday, 24 January 2011

Giveaway - still time to enter!


Just to remind you there is still time to enter my giveaway

The giveaway closes at midnight this Thursday 27th January.

Good Luck

Thursday, 20 January 2011

My hair and my hair envy!

I have long hair but its not as long as it used to be (its a long story) but basically it used to be waist length now its probably to the middle of my back maybe a bit longer. This actually does not show the full length of my hair. Excuse the old dodgy dressing gown but it keeps me warm ha ha

I so want my hair back to waist length and to be honest I know it sounds silly but I miss my hair so much it has really gotten me down because I feel not so attractive as when my hair was longer. Its probably a confidence thing but it has has made me ponder do I get hair extensions or not??

I saw these ones in Boots the other day but they are not real hair! They cost £30.00 but I am wondering if its really worth it as my hair is long anyway just not long enough for me! I have calculated that if hair grows at half an inch a month then my hair will be the length I want it by June so its not too long to wait.
Has anyone else tried these?

I also want to create curls, this is my bugbear as I can never seem to curl my hair with the straightening irons. That photo was taken after I had tried to curl my hair with the straighteners....hmmm its more of a wave!
I am going to buy some curling tongs and try them out and maybe I will have more luck.

Sometimes I wash my hair at night and keep it in a plait overnight. When I take the plait out my hair is wavy but its more of a flat wave.

I have serious hair envy of all these girls and I would love curls like Miley Cyrus, her hair is just amazing!

This is not as long as I want it but I love the curls and colour.

I love Kim's wavy style

Vanessa's hair is just stunning although mine is actually longer than this!

Cheryl has gorgeous hair but it is extensions!

Whose hair do you envy?

This or That?

Firstly a lovely photo of our cat Thomas.
Thomas is such a lovely cat he has his own little personality and makes me laugh with his little quirks.

I saw this tag on blog and thought I would do it.

Sweet or Savoury?
hmm both. I am more of a sweet person though!

Dresses or Jeans?
Dresses definitely. I love dresses and have loads of them. I ionly have 2 pairs of jeans I am not very keen on them.

House or apartment?

Shop Online or Offline?
I prefer going shopping with friends or alone because to me its the whole going out having lunch and having a girly gossip plus I love the fact that you can try things on. I also like online shopping because I think you can get some great bargains without crowds of people and long queues.

DVDs or Downloads?
DVDs. I am not really into technology and downloading etc.

Cocktails or juice?
Juice. I love pineapple juice.

Laptop or PC?
Well I have a PC at the moment but my parents have a laptop they are giving me as they don't need it anymore.

Chocolate or strawberry?
Chocolate....I love chocolate!

Magazines or Newspapers?
Magazines however I do read online newspapers.

Facebook or Twitter?
Facebook - I don't use Twitter. But I am not addicted to either!

CDs or MP3s?

Kids or Pets?
Pets...they love you unconditionally and I love animals. My cat Thomas is my little baby.

Macaroon or Cupcakes?
Cupcakes yummy I have never eaten a macaroon I don't think!

Walk or Run?
Walk.....I culd never run in fact they used to laugh at me at school as I ran like a girly wimp lol! I am a girly wimp ha ha

Breakfast in Bed or Breakfast Out?
I like both. Breakfast in bed is lovely but I do like going out for breakfast too.

Market or Supermarket?

Sourdough or Grainy?
Not sure what this is, is it bread??

Heels or Flats?
Both but for different occasions. I like medium heels for work, high heels for evenings out and special occasions and flats for shopping and casual days.

Late nights or Not?
I am not a late night person really I get so tired by 10:30pm.

Coffee or Tea?
I like both but my coffee is just hot milk with a hint of coffee. I do love tea as well!

Tag yourself to do this if you like and leave me a comment and I can have a look at your answers, I am nosey like that!


Monday, 17 January 2011

Models Own Free Make up kit!

Hello everyone

I meant to mention this last week but in Fabulous magazine which is free with the News of the World on Sundays they were doing a giveaway where you need to collect 2 out of 3 tokens and you can get a free Models Own eye make up kit which is worth £20.00. You can only collect this from Tesco's.

I picked up my make up kit today.

This includes:

Models Own black mascara, black eyeliner and Goldie-Rocks eyeshadow due

This is meant to create a smoky eye look.

and eyelash curlers and tweezers.

I have never tried Models Own products so I will give this a try.

Have a look here for details of how you can claim as there is still time. I think you can also collect the tokens from the website.

Also whilst I was in tesco I picked up this necklace which was originally £6.00 but was reduced to £1.50. I think its really cute I love the wooden butterfly and the little blue beads.


Sunday, 16 January 2011

Primark Spring/Summer 2011

I know a lot of people hate Primark but I love it!
The reason I love Primark is that you can get affordable fashion and if it only lasts one season than thats fine by me.

Having seen a preview of their Spring/Summer 2011 collection I definitely want these items if I can find them in store as knowing Primark they will sell out pretty early.

I love both these bags but especially the floral one.

I also like the 3rd dress along.

Of course it depends what they look like in reality as Primark can be a bit hit and miss.

Will you be looking for any of these items?


102 followers and reminder of my giveaway

I cannot believe it but I actually have 102 followers!
I just want to say thankyou to you all, I am so grateful for having so many people interested in my little blog.

Also just a quick reminder to say there is still time to enter my giveaway, please have a look here ->

Thank you so much



Friday, 14 January 2011

H&M Spring 2011

Hello lovelies

Firstly just to let you all know the lovely Sadie from Butterfly Wings is doing a brilliant giveaway. Take a look here

Today I had a catalogue through from H&M with the new spring items and there are so many things I love.

These are my favourites, what do you think?

These wedges are fabulous!

Gorgeous dress!

These are sooo cute they also have them in floral and blue denim! I will definitely be buying these!

This would not suit my shape but it would look great on smaller chested girls ...its so cute.

I love this!

I really want this too!