New Hair

I’m trying to grow my hair and get back to being blonde without killing my hair but I get bored really easily so needed a change. I decided to go with a side fringe and I had some more blonde put in although there is still some ginger bits in it. I didn’t think she had taken much off but my hair feels so much shorter. Don’t think it is though. I love it and wish I’d had a fringe sooner.

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Excuse my outfit in the pics below. I’m in my pjs, also the lightings not great.

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After playing around with my fringe I think I might try a full fringe next time. Thoughts?

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What do you think?

Beth…x

What I got for christmas

I was in two minds as to whether to post this. I really don’t want it to look like I’m bragging but I’ve enjoyed reading what everyone else got so decided to do it too.

We had a different kind of Christmas this year. My Dad’s a fireman and he works near Bristol but we live in mid Wales and he was working Christmas eve day and Christmas day Night so we decided to go and stay in a Premier Inn so he could spend the time he was off with us. We had stockings to open Christmas morning but we went shopping on Boxing day and chose our own Christmas presents in the sale which was different and really fun. We also went out for lunch on Christmas day. The food was okay but not amazing but we didn’t have to cook it or do the washing up after. I might do another post on what I wore. It was lovely to spend time with my family and have a laugh with my brother. My other brother who has moved to France phoned us at 7am to laugh at the fact that he got to wake us up and even though I wasnt too pleased to be woken up it was lovely to speak to him.

So here’s all the amazing things I got

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I was super spoilt by my parents this year. My phone contract was up for renewal so I got an iPhone 4s which I adore. I’ve wanted a camera for ages but I stuggle with the big ones as they are heavier and harder to hold with my crappy joints. I fell in love with this one when I saw it as its smaller, touch screen and just amazing in every way. It has wifi and I can even download apps and post pics straight to instagram and facebook. I could blog from it if I wanted to. I am so in love I cant wait to take even more pictures with it.

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The Umberto Giannini kit has volume mousse, full volume hairspray, root boost volume spray, pintail comb and 8 barrell rollers. I cant wait to try it.

Batiste dry shampoo is a must and I also got a hair mist and a shower cap as Im super lazy when it comes to washing my hair especially on bad pain days.

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I’m hat crazy so I got two new hats including the fluffy one I was lusting after in my Chester Haul post.

My hands are always cold so these adorable koala gloves are going to permanently be on.

My feet are also always freezing (damn poor circulation) so heat holder socks are a life saver.

The cold always gets into my joints and causes me to stiffen up so hopefully these thermal leggings will help out.

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I got the Sanctuary hot body scrub for my mum last year and may have borrowed (stolen) some and fell in love so we got one for each other this year. It is amazing stuff.

The nail varnish remover is nourishing whitening remover for weak nails so hopefully my nails will be in better shape soon.

I asked for a nail file and my mum definitely delivered. I ended up with 4 including a glass one. You can never have too many nail files.

I chose the Soap & glory crazy sexy khol set in the sales as it was £4 at half price. I’ve tried the navy liner already and I love it, will definitely be using this a lot.

I was also treated to the amazing razor that I love but don’t buy very often as it’s quite expensive. I did a review on a similar one here

So glad with lots of shower gel as I was running out so now I have a decent supply for uni.

I also got a glitter tattoo kit and a nail art set with wraps and gems.

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My mum knows full well that I am still a big kid at heart.

I got a Whinnie the Pooh puzzle, playdoh, fairy colouring book, Disney memory game and Phineas & Ferb top trumps.

I love all of it and have already played top trumps with my brother (I won) and coloured in.

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The weird looking key chain is a super handy gadget for opening cans, bottles and makes using keys easier which is great for when my hands & fingers are playing up and I can never get into my cans.

The plastic bottle is going to be so useful as I am always thirsty plus the tube you can see in the middle is an ice pack that you can put in the freezer over night so your drink stays cold for longer which makes it even better as I’m always too hot (apart from my hands and feet)

The frog is super fun to play with but it is also a gripper so you can open bottles and jars easily. I have mainly used it as a puppet to annoy my brother as I’m very mature but it is a great thing to have around.

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My Aunty & Uncle got me this from Lush. The only thing I have tried from there is the lip scrub which I love so I’m super excited to try everything out. There is The Olive Branch shower gel, Celebrate lotion, Sandy Santa body Butter, Green Fun, Orange jelly soap.

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Love my new pyjamas and it is so true. Also adore my new slippers. You can never have too many pairs of slippers and the fluffy trim is soo so soft which is a major plus.

 

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My flatmate got me the minion as I love them. My mum then added to this by getting my despicable me 2. She also got me the Nativity and Snitch. I really wanted to see Snitch in the cinema but missed it. My other Aunty got me Pretty Little Liars series one and I cannot wait to start watching it. I’ve seen a few episodes before and loved it.

Hope you had an amazing Christmas.

Beth…x

As Blue As The Ocean

I’ve had this nail polish since they were first released but I have never used it, not sure why. I’m not entirely sure how I feel about it but I think I like it. Its the Revlon nail art Moon candy in galactic which is a double ended nail polish with a base colour and a holographic glitter top coat.

The top coat is kind of like foil strips in shades of turqoise and blue with a dark blue base coat. I love the effect I’m just not so sure on the texture. Even with another top coat bits of the foil stick out. I do love the colours though and the effect reminds me of mermaid tails. However this stuff is a pain in the ass to get off. It stained my nails and the foil stuck worse than glitter. Kind of scared to try it again because my nails are already in a bad state but I do adore the colour and effect it gives.

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What do you think?

Have you tried any of the range?

Beth…x

Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub

As mentioned in my Chester haul post I recently purchased the Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub. I’ve never bought anything from Lush before so was excited to try this. I love this product so much. It smells amazing, tastes delicious and it leaves my lips feeling super soft. The only thing I have noticed is a few spots appearing around my mouth where I obviously haven’t got rid of all the sugar before going to bed, so now I just pay extra attention when washing my face after using the scrub.

If you’re a lover of wearing lipstick but suffer from chapped lips and find it clings to dry patches I would highly recommend giving this a go. You just whack it on, rub it in and lick it off and there are a few delicious flavours to choose from.

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What’s your favourite flavour?

Beth…x

Black and Gold

I’ve had this gold nail varnish since the summer but haven’t got round to using it, now I wish I’d tried it sooner. I’m loving having dark nails at the moment because it’s a nice change from the bright in your face nails I rocked all summer. I decided to do black with sparkly gold accent nails. I was going to do just a ring finger accent nail but one nail of glitter just wasn’t enough.

I opted for Barry M in Black with Azature in champagne. The azature polish contains real diamonds and is £17.00 which I would never spend on a nail polish but I got it in the Selfridges beauty box I got in the summer and I am so happy I did. As expected from a £17 polish it lasted well and it was so glittery I couldn’t stop staring at it. I also ended up with Black & gold by Sam sparro stuck in my head every time I looked at my nails.

I am sure this look will reappear many times and I may even wear it on Christmas day.

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This was the only semi decent picture I got but I plan on doing it again soon so will post more pictures of the glittery goodness.

What do you think?

Favourite gold polishes?

Beth…x

Models Own Velvet Goth

As mentioned in my Chester Haul post I recently purchased Absinthe from the Models Own Velvet goth collection. I have wanted to try this ever since I saw the first swatches but was hesitant as I really don’t like the feeling of velvet and this has a velvet lid.

I popped into boots and had a feel and decided I could just about cope with it. I’m so glad I did as I love this colour. I’m not a massive fan of matte finishes so I did put a top coat on. It’s a gorgeous emerald green with loads of sparkles in that glitter in the light. It lasted ages before chipping but as with most glitters it was a bit of a pain to get off but still worth it. I think it’ll look great paired with a red for a Christmas mani. The swatches below are just 2 coats of this polish with no base colour. I’m really tempted to get the rest of the collection.

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Have you tried any of the collection?

Which are your favourite colours?

Beth…x