Saturday, 31 January 2015

Ever since I was introduced to Benefit Cosmetic's they have instantly become a favourite of mine. With this I became a loyal 'They're Real' Mascara fan. While I'm a huge fan of 'They're Real' it does start to get a little be of a pain as the bugger really doesn't want to leave your lashes. Benefit has always been known for the number one selling Mascara in the UK. So when it was announced they were realising a new mascara all the beauty guru's were curious to what was to come. If you saw my previous post you will of seen I was lucky enough to go to my local Benefit event which was in a truck! While I was there I got to chat, drink pink champers and of course get my hands on the new mascara. Roller lash. 
Roller lash is not set to be released until March, however I was lucky enough to get my hands on it first. One of my current looks for me in the week, with my 6am start is just a simple nude eye with a bold lash. This look can only really be achieved with a good Mascara! I decided to take the Roller lash to complete my daily look. I definitely was not disappointed by Benefit! The awesome hooked brush hooks onto my lashes and gives them a instant up lift with two strokes. I love the instant girly flick it add's to my lashes, creating the perfect lash. I've also found the mascara to be less wet like 'They're real' and doesn't leave marks on my under eyes. It stays put all day, but when it comes to washing away the face at the end of the day it slips off my lashes perfectly. 

If you can't wait till March to get your hands on Roller Lash you can grab your sample size in this month's issue of ELLE! 

(disclaimer // I was kindly gifted this product for my consideration, no other compensation was received) 


Thursday, 29 January 2015

Last night I decided after work to make my way back to Birmingham a bit closer to home. While I've been in Nottingham my nights have been pretty dull, with being super tired and just wanting to pass out and watch Hollyoaks. However it was super worth being tired today to go into birmingham and suffer the train ride back with no battery on my phone! However I went into Birmingham for the Benefit event for their new mascara! I'm a loyal fan of they're real so i was looking forward to seeing what they had in store. 
 I first met up with my babe Paige we then made our way to Victoria Square. Once we arrived we instantly spotted the massive baby pink Benefit truck. trust me you couldn't miss it. We were then greeted by the oh so sassy man who took us inside to meet the benebabes of Birmingham! the truck was absolutely stunning and it was exactly like stepping back in time to the 60's. We took a seat were treated to some Pink Moet! and some yummy yummy cupcakes! the benebabes then made their way to mingle between us all to share tips and tricks. I've not yet tried out the new mascara from Benefit, however you can look forward to my review soon!


Monday, 26 January 2015

JUMPER - GAP*(similar) | SKIRT - PRIMARK (similar)| BAG - H&M* | BOOTS - C/O CLARKS.
Another more casual outfit from me. I just can't get enough of turtle neck jumpers. When I first saw turtle necks making a statement in the current trends I thought "nah" but after trying on just a simple basic black top I was hooked. I now own over 5 turtle neck jumpers. They are literally the best thing ever in this cold weather. However I'm starting to get sad that it's getting warmer. 


Tuesday, 20 January 2015

I took these photo's the other week, sadly it was getting dark so the quality isn't the best. I also used my DSLR camera which I'm just not in love with anymore since buying my Canon EOS. I've been using my Canon Eos for pretty much everything but outfits. This was due to not having a remote. It finally arrived before I left. But when I'm back I'll be sure to shoot a few! 
I'm currently away in Nottingham for work. last night I did a 14 hours night shift and it killed me. But it was so great to get stuck into it and get to know my new store for the month. I'm also really loving being in a city. I love however is out there just a 5 minute walk. Although I am missing my car in this cold weather. 


Friday, 16 January 2015

I've just been having a good nose online, I've actually been pretty good recently when it comes to shopping. I think it's the fact it's just been too busy and going to the shops was just hell for me. On my birthday I brought one thing. However it's all calmed down again so it's lovely and peaceful. Here are a few shoes I've got my eye on which may soon be mine. 


Thursday, 15 January 2015

Ever heard of Yves Rocher? you'll want to know more after I tell you about these amazing, must have pamper products. I'm all for treating myself to a cheeky pamper night from time to time. With my job I'm constantly on my feet so having a nice soak and chill in the bath can honestly do the world of good for my poor feet. I'm forever buying new moisturisers, body butters, foot lotions, and of course a good hand cream for when they get dry. 
When ever I'm looking for new products to try I'm always looking for the best of both worlds. I want a good product that does what it says it will, but also a product which won't break my bank. All of these products from Yves Rocher are under £10! Each product does exactly what it says it offers and so much more. 
First the bath bomb. While it's a tiny little thing is creates some magic in the water. Creating a milky bath it smooths and smells exactly like coconut, the perfect smell for while your lying back relaxing. My skin instantly became smooth and as soon as I left the bath my skin was also very soft.  For such a small product, it created a big impact. Now the hand cream, I always carry my Soap & Glory Hand Food around with me. it's a hand bag staple. However this has now been replaced by this Long lasting hand cream from Yves Rocher. While the smell isn't as dreamy as the bath bomb, it's a instant fresh scent. It instantly hydrated my skin, and kept the hydration for a number of hours. Now I'm not a huge fan of body creams, or butters. To be honest i don't have the patience or time to be covering myself in such a treat. On the other hand when something smells, and makes your skin as soft as the Body Cream from Yves Rocher you make time. I've fell in love with this body cream which has become my little after bath treat. 

(I was kindly sent these products for my consideration and review. no other compensation was received)


Sunday, 11 January 2015

COAT - H&M* | JEANS - TOPSHOP | TOP - H&M* | BAG - H&M* | BOOTS - H&M*
I wore this outfit to do a bit of shopping on saturday. It was super casual with the all black, then the pop of colour from the coat which balanced it out. I was instantly in love with this coat as soon as the catalog turned up at work. Then as soon as it came into delivery I put the bad boy on hold. If your planning on purchasing the coat do size down!! it is extremely oversized! This coat is going to be a big key piece for my spring/summer wardrobe. 


Sunday, 11 January 2015

If you’re in the States and you have the chance to go to a football game, then you should definitely give it a try. The atmosphere is quite different from that at a UK match – and part of the reason for that is that the audience is much more evenly mixed between the sexes. In fact, 45 per cent of football fans are female, so you definitely won’t feel like you’re in the minority going along.
It’s also one of those all-American experiences that is fun to take part in when you come from a totally different culture. You may not have a clue about what’s going on during the game, but that doesn’t matter – just go along and soak up the atmosphere.
So, you’ll be thinking about what outfit you should wear to an NFL game. Well, a lot depends on the weather, of course. The football season runs from September to February, so in many States, you’re going to want to wrap up warm, or at least have a number of layers so that you can make sure you can adjust according to the weather on the day.
Should you wear a team jersey?
Yes, if that’s what you feel like doing – but there’s no pressure on you to do so. Of course, you should only wear the jersey of one of the teams that is playing – it’s no good turning up in another team’s colours.
If you care about your overall looks, you won’t want to make do with a man’s NFL jersey. These squared-off, shapeless sacks do nothing for a feminine figure. Fortunately, there are plenty of fashion brands that produce NFL wear. For example, there are plenty of great items in the Victoria’s Secret NFL collection and Nike do a whole range of fitted women’s NFL jerseys. You can get the team of your choice, along with particular player names and numbers.
Then there are plenty of other brands that have NFL themed merchandise without limiting themselves to the jerseys. Take a look at Marchesa’s NFL t-shirts, and the cute t-shirts from Touch by Alyssa Milano! They feature team-coloured logs, rhinestones, plunging necklines and super burnout fabrics.
Of course, if you don’t want to wear branded t-shirts or jerseys, you could just go for the casual weekend look with sweat top, jeans and trainers, and show a little team loyalty with a baseball cap with your chosen NFL team logo on it.
Spectator etiquette
While there’s generally a friendly atmosphere at an NFL game, it pays to know a bit about how to act as a spectator. Of course, most of it is good sense, but here are a few things to bear in mind to make sure you don’t inadvertently annoy other spectators.
  • As mentioned earlier, don’t turn up in NFL teamwear that doesn’t relate to the two teams on the pitch. That’s a definite sign that you don’t know what’s going on! Also, if you’re going in branded merchandise, you should probably also check that you have this season’s shirt – and not one that is now out of fashion.
  • Similarly, don’t wear a sports jersey that belongs to another sport. Other fans will be perplexed if you turn up for an NFL game in a New York Yankees shirt.
  • Drink – but do so in moderation. If you drink too much – you’ll risk offending other people and you won’t really get that much out of being at the game.
  • There’s no point getting stressed or irritated if people in front of you stand up during an exciting part of the game. If you want a completely guaranteed view of every second of the game; watch it on TV.
  • Don’t leave early. Many of the fans in the crowd will start heading for the exits before the game is over. Don’t follow suit as you might miss an exciting turn of fortunes right at the end of the game.
  • Don’t go to a game just to be negative. If you’re not an NFL fan, this is unlikely to apply to you, but believe it or not, some NFL rivalry between teams and their fans runs so deep that some people will go to a match that features just their rival team and not their favourite purely to shout discouraging remarks and send out negative vibes. Never mind that they’re annoying for other people to have to listen to, but you’d think they’d have something better to do.
  • Don’t shout at a player if you’re not sure who they are. A lot of NFL fans get overheated by the excitement of the game, and start trying to direct from their seats. However, they’re going to come across as foolish if they don’t know the names of the players that they’re shouting at. And if you’re a newcomer to the game, there’s a good chance you won’t know what you’re talking about!

Your first football game may be the one and only game you go to, or it might spark off an interest in the sport that captivates so many. Either way, it’ll be an experience!


Saturday, 10 January 2015

After having such a good year last year, with a lot of positives I've decided I want to make sure 2015 is the same but better! To do this I'm writing this post with a few things of what I shouldn't do in 2015 instead of what I want to do. 2013 was a crappy year for me, so 2014 was my year I got myself back on track. Now I've officially left my teen years behind after becoming Twenty this week, I feel like it's time to make this year my grown up year. 
Don't let people push you around. Last year I began to distance myself from a few people that did nothing but put me down. There's no point of being in a friendship where they make you feel like shit. You want a friend you can bounce off, and know no matter how stupid you may be they'll not put you down. Don't make all the effort, let them chase you. The past few month's have been tough regarding my relationships with certain people. I've defiantly learnt I shouldn't be the only one making all the effort. I'm the type of person that has to know the plan, and constantly know where I stand. This resulted in me constantly organising and making the effort. A relationship should be a balance of give and take, not just all take. Stop judging a book by it's cover. I will openly admit, I can be a right little bitch. I love a good gossip and bitch. However I know I need to give more people a chance before instantly deciding their just going to screw me over. Last year I made so many new friends to the point I was hanging out with a whole new group of people by the end of the year. I want to continue this and to start making relationships in places I don't expect. Don't be afraid to be independent. It's slowly getting closer to me moving out and having to live alone. it's really hit me this week as I've sorted a few things out. I didn't do the university experience so for me this is my big step towards getting my independence. Don't buy clothes you don't really need. I don't really want to not do this but I know I need to. I'm guilty of buying clothes just because their reduced, or are just plain beautiful and I just need them. But no Chloe, that bag from work doesn't need to come home with you. Stop putting yourself down. Every since I could remember I've been shy, and never had much confidence in myself. Last year I really came out of my shell by making lots of new friends, and genuinely having a good time and not worrying so much. It's time to stop worrying and live on the edge. Don't be afraid to fall in love. The past year I stayed away from boys. I didn't need the feelings or the hassle of a relationship. However while I took my time for myself I passed off a few good opportunities because I just wasn't ready to let my heart go again. This year I don't want to let any opportunities go a miss. 


Thursday, 8 January 2015

A few weeks ago now I attended FABB Birmingham. It was such a lovely event, with lots of bloggers and a range of different brands. One of the brands which was at FABB was Me Me Me Cosmetics. I was gifted with a range of products at the event, then later on I was emailed to see if I'd like to review some more products from Me Me Me. I decided to take all the products I received and pick out a few to create a look to share with you. This was the look I ended up creating. 
 SEVENTH HEAVEN MOISTURISING FACE BASE | I love a good moisturiser, or a primer to start off any make up look. This face base by Me Me Me has become a favourite of mine. I've ended up using it pretty much everyday to give me that perfect base for my foundation. I've been really impressed with this product and it's affordable price tag.
FLAWLESS FINISH CREAM FOUNDATION SPF 15 | I can be pretty picky when it comes to foundations, and sadly I wasn't too impressed with the so called Flawless Finish foundation. I found the foundation very hard to blend, it also still end dup leaving brush marks. I ended dup using my fingers to blend it out around my nose and fore head. I was wore the foundation all day yesterday just to do errands. And it barely lasted past 4 hours before my rosy cheeks were on show. I love a full coverage foundation, as I have a few scars from my teenage spot years. Sadly this foundation just wasn't a good match for me. 
EYE INSPIRE CATWALK QUAD | I took the quad taking the lightest shade to use as a base all over the lid. Before taking my brush and brushing it across the remaining three which I put in the crease and the outer corner and high brow bone. This sort of smokey golden/brown look is a regular look on mine which i balance from day-to night. However usually I add a bit of liquid liner to create a more bold look. I really liked the pigmentation of the product and the over all look which was super easy to create. 
GODDESS ROCKS | This was a new style of product for me. I'd never used the rock style of bronzer before. I've really only just got to grips with applying bronzer so I was feeling a little brave taking on this new product. Although the shade that appeared was absolutely beautiful. I loved the subtle yet golden look it instantly added and allowed you to contour your face. I'd highly recommend this product for a more going out bronzer as it does contain shimmer. I did also take the bronzer under my eyes to increase that smokey look. 
BLUSH ME! BLUSH BOX | I'm never usually a big fan of using blusher, I'm just not a fan of the blusher look. I've probably just seen a few bad ones and get too worried I'll turn up like that. I did however add a subtle gentle stroke on my upper cheeks for that more healthy natural look. I would usually look at the shade of pink and run a mile, however it turned out so pretty and natural on the skin. 
ARCH ANGEL | This product was the one product I was most scared to use. I know recently brush on liquid brows have become very popular. I stayed clear after being comfortable with my shadow and brush application. I started to apply the brush to my brows and I was shocked how natural and perfectly fine it actually appeared. Stupidly I didn't get my brows in the picture. While they aren't so bold they actually appear more strong and and in shape. I also used the other end which is a highlighter which instantly lifted my brows. I'll definitely be making the change from shadow to liquid on my brows! 
LASH ATTCK LENGTHENING MASCARA | Now last but not least is the mascara! most days I'll just go for a simple mascara look. For me it's key to have a mascara that can define my eyes and open them up just by a few flicks. This mascara is a great throw on and go. 

(I was kindly gifted with all of the products for my consideration, no other compensation was received) 

2015 MY YEAR.

Thursday, 1 January 2015

It's been a while since I was happy to say I've had a pretty good year. 2014 was definitely one of my favourites as so much happened for me. 2014 was the year I stopped caring about boys, and bad friendships and decided to focus on whats most important; my happiness. I can honestly say it was one of the best decisions I've ever made to be a little selfish and throw away all the bad and focus on the good. So what do I have planned for 2015? 
CAREER | As you may know I work for H&M and I'm currently in the middle of training to be a Visual merchandiser. The past two months I've enjoyed everyday of work, (well apart from the odd bad day) I'm really proud of how far I've come in such a short space of time while working for H&M. I started out as a little 8 hour contract, and built my way up to full time, and now a Trainee Visual. Of course I won't be staying as a Trainee for long and in the next few months big chances will be happening for me as I go to my new store and finally start my career as a Visual. I only have two weeks left at my Telford store, which i'm really sad about, I've already cried about leaving my little team. I'll then be starting in Nottingham for a few weeks, living the hotel life! I've been to Nottingham before and it's such a beautiful city and I can't wait to live there for a few weeks! 
MOVING OUT | Following me going to a new store, this has resulted in me having to relocate for the store and my new job role. At the moment It's arranged that I'll be moving to Hereford! A city I'm definitely not familiar with. I'm going to be driving there for the day next week to explore and get a feel along with checking out the store! I defiantly wasn't expecting to be moving out and finally getting my own place so soon, But it's something I've been itching to do for quite a while now. It's such a big step for me. I'll be moving to a city I don't know anyone, living alone. I'm really sad about leaving my friends and of course not seeing my family everyday. But this year is going to be all about  not saying no, and just taking a chance! So expect me to go a little crazy on the homeware like velvet ghost and buy one too many bowl's. 
BLOGGING | It's crazy to think I use to do blogging full time. Recently I've just not had the time or the imagination to focus on my blog. While I've kept my style sassy as always I just don't think "oh I need to do a ootd before I go out" This may be down to me worshiping my sleep so much more now. But I plan on getting a lot more organised with the blog. I've also turned down far too many opportunity's when it comes to events and working with brands. It's the year of just saying yes! 


Sunday, 28 December 2014

Christmas is the perfect time to give gifts, and have fun while doing it! Creating bundles are a great way to make a collection of little funny gifts all come together! I took on the challenge to create a christmas bundle for France! This year I went along to France, however it was in the summer and I wasn't that familiar on the traditions of Christmas in the country. I decided to have a quick google and nose into the usual traditions and what the French get up to at this time of year. 
Unlike the UK, in France the French like to keep it very traditional with the theme of The Nativity Scene being kept within the decorations of the home. I thought this was a really nice traditional piece to keep going with Christmas. 
Then the best thing about France at Christmas is that they bloody love a good Yule Log! And I sure enjoyed this one too which I brought from ASDA! Sadly it's a  Belgian one, not french but we can deal with that. I also popped in a bottle of wine, some croissants and Haribo's. You can't go wrong with sweets at christmas! 
And of course it wouldn't be christmas without some cheese deco piece's! So I popped in a santa cup and some candles. Over all the bundle isn't in your face France. However the good thing about Christmas a it's something that a range of countries all manage to celebrate together in the same way, with all the same traditions.