Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Kitchen Conversion | The Before

Before I bore you all with new Kitchen pictures which might I add probably won't be for another 4-6 weeks I thought I'd shock you all with our before pictures. I did plan to do the before and afters all in one post but then thought why not do a separate before post first. First of all let's just take in how dark everything looks, the wood, oh the wood... the tops are actually OK and I didn't mind them too much although they have to go. It all has to go... 

The tiles, super special and kind of remind me of when I was younger I actually think we had tiles like this at my parents house at one point in my life. It's safe to say I didn't pick this house because of the kitchen although we did think of the potential it had and how we'd change it in the future, we are so lucky to be able to make these changes now and i can't wait to see our new kitchen completed. 

Final close up of those wood cabinets, I did actually contemplate painting these white one time but then decided against it because I'd still need to make big changes such as the tiles and floor so here we are today.. the kitchen has been completely ripped out we have our fridge in our lounge along with everything else we want to keep... the food and that's about it. The kitchen will be arriving on February 14th and I hope it will be all put up within that week so keep your eyes peeled for the next update around then, I shall also post some pictures of the garage part that's been knocked into our kitchen also. It's feeling so much bigger now and although it's currently just rubble and plaster I'm super excited to see what changes happen next!

If you'd like to see a progress picture check out my Instagram as I posted an image today! 

Have you had a kitchen conversion before? How did you cope with all the mess and living out of boxes for a few weeks? 

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Sunday, 25 January 2015

Kids Fashion Vinnys Style

Hoody | Animal // T-shirt | Little Criminal  // Jeans | Asda // Shoes | Clarks 

My little Vinny hasn't appeared on the blog in a little while so I thought I'd give him a little feature this week, the last few weeks have been pretty hectic at home so we've not been up to too much so it's lounge wear and comfies all round really. I've definitely noticed the cold this week and so has Vinny so he has been wrapped up nice and warm, his favourite new jumper is this Animal hoody he likes to call it his bear I think it's because of the super snuggly lining. The quality of this hoody is amazing, it's nice and thick so perfect for the super cold days we've had and it washes well too! I really like that he could wear this as a jacket if we go out as it's that warm but he can also wear it at home too. 

I paired it up with a simple Tee and some comfy jeans, Vinny has so many pairs of jeans but he never wears them because they all have annoying buttons and I find they are always so restrictive so when I saw these in Asda the other day I had to buy them. I really love the elasticated waste and it means that if we go out to soft play he will still be comfortable and look smart too. Lastly he is just wearing his Clarks shoes, not that you can see but he wears these alot because they go with most of his outfits and also goes with his main coat which is red. I always like things to match from his socks to his vests, a little odd but it makes me happy. 

What has been your little ones favourite outfit this week, do they help you pick their clothes in the morning? 

*Contains some PR Samples 

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YouTube | Matte Makeup Get Ready with Me

Hi guys hope your all having a great weekend, ours has been lovely so far but it's gone way too quick as usual! I managed to film a quick Get Ready with Me today so thought I'd share it with you on here in case your not subscribed to my YouTube channel. All products used listed below, enjoy! 

Products Used
All Brushes used for this video come from the #New8Brushes by Zoeva 
Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation- Medium Ivory 
Zoeva Smoky Palette
L'oreal Super Fine Liner
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
Anastasia Beverly HIlls Brow Wiz
Bourjois Liner
Benefit Hoola 
BD Trade Secrets High Definition Finishing Powder 
Elf blush Gotta glow
Benefit Rockateur 
Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lips- Sad Girl  

Have a lovely evening! 
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Saturday, 24 January 2015

What I'm Wearing // The Nutcracker

Well, well, well what do we have here, a beauty post finally! I tell you what, I have just been so wrapped up with the kitchen and things lately I haven't really had time for beauty so I made myself sit down the other day and actually put on some makeup for a change. I mean I have been wearing makeup but it's the same old routine and I never seem to add any colour or any lashes so today it's all about the eyes and of course I had to treat you all to a peek of the Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid lips!

Lets start with the base, I have a post coming soon on a few skin care products I have been using this winter so I won't go into that but after the usual skincare ritual I applied a new favourite foundation of mine and that is the Laura Mercier Silk Creme foundation in Medium Ivory, I also have a post coming soon on this because It's been amazing and my go to foundation the last few weeks so I can't wait to tell you all about it. This foundation has a really nice amount of cover so I didn't need to add any concealer at all, in fact I just popped on my Liz Earl Radiant Glow bronzer this is another little beauty that I have fallen in love with. I have been trying to shop my stash lately and this was just sitting in the drawers very sad and lonely so I thought I'd whip it out and it's been working great for just warming up the complexion without going to overboard it's also nice for adding a subtle glow as it has got a slight shimmer to it which I have been enjoying. Last product to finish up the base was my Mary Lou Manizer by The Balm, I had to use this beauty after all it is my favourite highlighter of all time, I make it my mission this year to find another because I use this one to death. 

On to the eyes, I have actually had this palette since before Christmas and I'm so sorry I haven't had the opportunity to share it with you until now. It's The Nutcracker Act II Palette* by Clinique, I have to admit I don't usually wear purples that often but when I do I find they just make my eyes pop and it goes really well. The eye shadows are so pigmented and so soft, literally the easiest shadows to blend out and my favourite shade of them all is the frosted silver it's the perfect inner corner and highlight shade and again super pigmented. I used all four shades to create this look and I also used the pretty pink blush to add some colour to the cheeks, the slight shimmer adds a touch of sparkle to the look without being too overpowering. I believe this is a limited edition set so I'd check it out asap if you like it, there's also another set with slightly lighter purple tones and just as stunning. 

To finish the look I added my L'oreal super fine liner, Too Faced Better than Sex mascara and of course some lashes! I was sent a wonderful package from the lovely ladies at Girls With Attitude and I have to say I'm pretty in love with these lashes the style is called 'Swept Away*'  and they really finish off the look well. Eyes done I had to add a lip colour and I have been dying to share these with you, it's the Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid lipstick* in the shade Pure Hollywood it's so comfortable to wear and is just stunning. As you can see it's a matte finish and it lasts ages too! 

I hope you enjoyed this makeup post, if you'd like to see more leave me a comment with the type of looks you'd like to see and I shall get creating! 

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Thursday, 22 January 2015

heidi klein | Swimwear SS15

I'm sure your all on a mission to get your bikini bodies ready for your Summer holidays so I thought I'd share with you some beautiful pieces from heidi klein today, heidi klein is a brand I recently came across and I have to say they have so many gorgeous collections I just know when I next have a holiday abroad I shall be checking this site out. 

Four main things we buy when getting ready for a holiday... a bikini/one piece, beach clothes, accessories and evening outfits... am I right or am I right? I know when I'm getting ready to go abroad the first thing I look up is probably bikinis, I find it hard finding a bikini that fits and works well for me especially these days with my mum tum so these from heidi klein would be perfect when we next go away. I really adore the one piece swimsuit and it's probably what I'd go for as not only does it have tummy control but the ruching design doesn't give that away and just makes everything look super pretty and elegant. 

This bikini though, ah it's just divine! I'm all about a white bikini but this isn't just any white bikini, it has a gorgeous silver patterned detail to the bust area and the bottoms have a fabulous design too which is fantastic. I really love bandeau bikinis, it limits tan lines and also looks great on those with small or larger bust sizes with myself being on the larger bust size I find bandeau's being my top of choice when it comes to choosing a bikini top I think they are super comfortable and they are very flattering too. 

Ah the cover up, something I will most definitely make sure I have plenty of when I go abroad I'm always looking for the perfect resort wear outfits. I really love wearing dresses as cover ups because they are so versatile, you can dress them up with jewels and accessories or just play them down with your bikini underneath and a cute hat. I adore this striped dress, the nautical design is something I adore and really makes me get into the mood for Summer. I adore navy, white and gold together so this with some gold sandals and gold bangles would look divine!

What do you look for when your purchasing your holiday items, was I right is the first thing you search online for a bikini? 

*PR Collaboration 
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