A little bit of everything

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Lifestyle: Photo of the day

Sometimes it's just nice to chill and relax and look up at the sky and watch the clouds :)


Monday, 29 July 2013

Lifestyle: 25 facts about me!

1.) I love playing the Drums. I have been playing them for about 7 years now.

2.) I love love love animals :) if i see a dog in the street I just have to stop and fuss it, same with cats :) 

3.) I live with my mum

4.) I love to eat vegetarian food and eat products made of quorn.

5.) I have a slight addiction to eating prawns!! o_O

6.) I love the colour pink

7.) I sometimes worry a lot, ( my New Years resolution is to stop worrying so much and to just chill out )

8.) I had piano lessons from the age of 5 till I was 10.

9.) I played the flute from the age of 10 till I was 15.

10.) I own an Xbox 360 and a PS3.

11,) I am obsessed with playing black ops 2, especially on the zombie mode, Transit is my favourite map on there!

12.) I have been with my boyfriend Shane for nearly 3 years,

13.) I love eating Sushi :)

14.) My birthday is on the 2nd March

15.) my favourite subjects at school were Music and history.

16.) I am a full time student

17.) I am a customer sales assistant

18.) I got my first job when I was 14 working in a restaurant/hotel as a waitress, I then worked behind the bar there when I turned 18. I worked there for 5 years.

19.) when I left school I studied Performing Arts for 1 year, and then did my national diploma in music. 

20.) I passed my driving test when I was 17

21.) I am 23 years old

22.) I hate lifts/elevators 

23.) I am the drummer for Woodbridge and Romantic Idols

24.) my favourite holidays was going to Rome with my mum and going toWalt Disney World in Florida, I would love to go back there one day :) such a magical place

25.) I had a flying lesson a few years back and took the plane off myself. Was an amazing experience. I would love to have a pilots license.

I hope you enjoy reading these 25 facts about me :)


Fashion: Summer Days

I thought I would share with you this picture of this lovely dress I bought, It was from a shop called Collections and cost £25. There were two different coloured ones, this one and a pink one, but this one really caught my eye. I love the colours on it and also the belt that came with it. I love how it is short at the front and then gets longer at the back. I wore my black studded sandals with this dress and also my mustard coloured handbag which my mum got me.

I wore this outfit to the beach and it is really nice and light to wear, no heavy material and its super comfy too. I also purchased some more clothes from Collections and will be putting up a post on them. They have such lovely clothes and they are are reasonably priced.
The weather has been so warm lately and this dress was perfect for the warm weather keeping me cool. 

I just had to share this photo I took the other day of this amazing view :) if you follow me on Instagram then you may have already seen it. I think this may be my next oil painting.

Also I'm sorry if this layout is different to how I usually do my blog posts, I downloaded the blogger app  for my iPad and thought I would give it a try.

Friday, 26 July 2013

Fashion: New Look - Jewellery Haul

I haven't been in New Look for a little while so I thought today while I was walking through town 'Why Not!'

They had some lovely new clothes in, but it was the Jewellery section that really caught my eye as there was a sale on!!

I had been looking everywhere for one of these bracelet/ring, and this one I really loved, it is silver coloured and has 3 birds on it (Not quite sure what type of bird!!) but I though this was lovely.

This cost me just £2 in the sale.

I love this bracelet as it has spikes and pearl look jewels on it.

This also cost me £2 in the sale.

These earrings are so nice :) I love the pink feathers on them and also the little gold chains coming down on them.

These cost me just £2 in the sale.

I love statement pieces and this necklace really caught my eye. This will look great with an everyday outfit. I love the detailing and the arrow heads coming down from the necklace. it isn't heavy at all and I just really really like it!

This cost me £4 in the sale.

This bracelet caught my eye because I am really liking jewellery with spikes on at the moment.

This cost me £2 in the sale.

How adorable is this ring!
Its just super cute and I cant wait to wear it :)

This cost me £1.25 in the sale.

I will also be posting up an OOTD real soon and some more clothes hauls coming soon :)


Sunday, 21 July 2013

Lifestyle: My first ever Oil Painting

I thought i would share with you a picture that i took of my oil painting that i just finished.
I have been working on this for a few weeks now and i am really pleased with the finished result.
I have just started on my next oil painting, which i hope to have done soon.
I used to love drawing when i was little, but have not done any for years, so i decided to give oil painting a try. I have really enjoyed doing the technique that i have used for this painting.
I find it very relaxing :)

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Fashion: Primark Jewellry Haul

I went to Primark the other day and I just couldn't help myself when I saw these pieces of Jewellry.
My favourite piece is this bracelet on the pictures above. 
I love the 3 big jewels on the front of the bracelet and how detailed it is.
The strap is brown and does up really easy on the back as you just clip it together. It has 2 clips on the back in case you want it tighter or looser.
It fits really well, and I love wearing it.
This bracelet only cost me a couple of pounds, which is a real bargain as it looks like it would have cost a lot more.

The next piece I got is this lovely oversized ring.
Ive been wanting one for ages but could never find any to fit me as I have small fingers.
Its very detailed and has a large pink jewel in the middle.
It looks so pretty and this too only cost me a couple of pounds.

I have been seeing a lot of these types of bracelets recently, but some which I have seen have been a lot of money. So these went straight in my basket when I saw them, as they were in the sale at 50p!

This one too was only 50p.

And this one!!

I picked up these bracelets as they really caught my eye.
(You may have already seen these bracelets on my previous blog post)
These cost me a couple of pounds.

Lastly I got these ring stacks. I love them, they have so much detailing on them. A couple have little jewels on and others have little charms hanging off them. There are 8 rings in total.
These cost me £3.


Monday, 8 July 2013

Lifestyle: Innocent Smoothies - Breakfast Time

I went to local supermarket a couple of days ago and found these on offer!! I just had to get one of each of these flavors!!

I love these and you can get them from almost any supermarket or your local convenient store.

I got the Pineapple, banana and coconut one and the strawberries and bananas smoothie too. 

Its great to make your own smoothies, but sometimes when I'm rushing its great to be able to get these out of the fridge and pour yourself a glass.

  • 2 of your 5 a day in every bottle or 250ml glass
  • it provides 10% of your GDA of fibre
  • it gives you the goodness of 6 different types of fruit

There are many other great flavors too which Innocent do.

 Ingredients for the Pineapple, banana and coconut Smoothie:

⅓ pressed apple
1 mashed banana
a dash of freshly squeezed lemon juice
a squeeze of orange
a slice of pressed pineapple
some creamy coconut milk

Nutritional information

per 100ml per serving (250ml)

Energy 276 kJ (65 Kcal) 690 kJ (163 Kcal)
Protein 0.7g 1.8g
Carbohydrate 13.3g 33.3g
Carbohydrate (of which sugars) 12.3g 30.8g
Fat 0.7g 1.8g
Fat (of which saturates) 0.5g 1.3g
Fibre 1.4g 3.5g
Sodium trace trace
Vitamin C 20mg 50mg (63% RDA)
250ml as a % of an adult's Guideline Daily Amount:
Calories Sugars Fat Saturates Sodium Fibre

163 30.8g 1.8g 1.3g trace 3.5g
8% 34% 2.5% 6.3% trace 15%

Ingredients for the Strawberries and Bananas Smoothie:

⅓ pressed apple
⅓ mashed banana (25%)
6 pressed red & white grapes
a dash of lime juice
1/5 squeezed orange
3 crushed strawberries (25%)

Nutritional information

per 100ml per serving (250ml)

Energy 226 kJ (53 Kcal) 565 kJ (133 Kcal)
Protein 0.6g 1.5g
Carbohydrate 12.1g 30.3g
Carbohydrate (of which sugars) 10.5g 26.3g
Fat 0.1g 0.3g
Fat (of which saturates) 0.1g 0.3g
Fibre 0.8g 2g
Sodium 0.01g 0.03g
Vitamin C 12mg 30mg (38% RDA)
250ml as a % of an adult's Guideline Daily Amount:
Calories Sugars Fat Saturates Sodium Fibre

133 26.3g 0.3g 0.3g 0.03g 2g
7% 29% 0.4% 1.3% 1% 8%

You can check out their website for all other products and new flavors  

(I have not been asked to write a blog post by Innocent, i have purely done this as i love their products)

  They taste delicious and are very healthy as they have 2 of your 5 a day in them.
I think these smoothies are a great start to the day :)

Breakfast Time
(For when your in a rush)

I love how quick and simple these porridge packets are. I got the Mornflake Oats 2 Go ones. This box of porridge cost me about £1, which is really good value as you get 12 packets of porridge.

They are very easy to make and if you are in a rush then these are ideal.


 I only use water to make my porridge, as i prefer this rather than milk, and due to my new diet i have cut out dairy altogether.

Just pop in the microwave for two minutes...

And your done :)

I usually just sprinkle a little sugar on top, or some honey. You can even add fruit or nuts and seeds, which are also very yummy.


Beauty: The Body Shop - Camomile Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover - Review

 I bought the Body shop's Camomile Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover about a couple of months.

This product costs £8 in store and online.


This product comes  as you see it in the picture above. It is quite attractive and has a very good explanation on the front and back of the product in the bottle of what it does and the ingredients.

Full Ingredients

Aqua (Solvent/Diluent), Glycerin (Humectant), Polysorbate 20 (Emulsifier), Coco-Glucoside (Surfactant), Sodium Cocoamphoacetate (Surfactant), Benzyl Alcohol (Preservative), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Sodium Laureth Sulfate (Surfactant), Sodium Chloride (Viscosity Modifier), Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Citric Acid (pH Adjuster), Methylparaben (Preservative), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Butylparaben (Preservative), Ethylparaben (Preservative), Propylparaben (Preservative), Potassium Sorbate (Preservative), Rosa Damascena Flower Extract (Fragrance Ingredient), Sodium Butylparaben, Sodium Ethylparaben (Preservative), Sodium Methylparaben (Preservative), Sodium Propylparaben (Preservative).

When i applied 'Camomile Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover':

I use cotton wool pads to apply this product to my eyes. 
When i first applied this, i noticed how cool and soothing it was on my eyes, and how quickly it takes off the eye make-up. I put the cotton wool pad over my eye and held it there for a few seconds before pulling away, as this gives the product a chance to 'absorb' the eye make-up, I then wiped the left over eye make-up off.

This product also lasts for a very long time, as a little goes a long way. You only need to put a little bit of the product on to a cotton wool pad.

My eyes felt really clean after i first used this product, and i have loved using it ever since. Its great at taking of you eye make-up. The product is also very light on the skin and is very gentle too.

Overall Verdict:

I highly recommend this product as i absolutely love it as a eye make-up remover, I've found it very hard to find a gentle eye make-up remover as good as this one. Ones that i have used in the past have made my eyes very sore and feel dried out, and others don't get rid of all the eye make-up. 

I love that this product is fragrance and colour-free, I also love how they use Community Fair Trade camomile oil which comes from Norfolk Essential Oils, a family-run co-operative in England. It is made with freshly cut flowers, steam-pressed and cooled to produce essential oil. This provides the farmers with a reliable income, and has helped to revitalise the local economy. 

Cool and Soothing on the eyes,
Very gentle whilst using on the eyes,
Great at removing eye make-up,
Fragrance and colour-free,
Community Fair Trade camomile oil,
Very good value for money, as you only need to use a little bit at a time.


I heard some great reviews on this product and now i know why.

I give this product a high 5/5.
 I give it this score because i really do love this product, and will continue to buy it. 
I highly recommend it.

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