Sunday, 22 July 2012

#86 This Week on Instagram.

/giveaway/spending time with my niece/off to see Magic Mike /poptarts/new nail varnishes/ new jeans/poptarts and tea for breakfast/

1. Over the past few weeks I have been running a small giveaway so don't forget to enter here it is closing on Wednesday.
2. Again I have spent quality time with my niece, I absolutely adore her. Babies at this age are just so cute and so much fun!
3 & 4. Face of the night for when I went to see Magic Mike - ladies, it is brilliant! If you have an obsession for Channing Tatum like I do then this will sure satisfy that craving. It is such a drop dead sexy film!!!
5. I finally managed to find poptarts in Tesco's again!! I love them, they are my guilty pleasure!!
6. I've been having a clear out this week and found this Ted Baker nail set and did a post on the blog about them. They are amazing nail varnishes! The post can be found here
7. The other day whilst waiting to be picked up from work I thought I'd have a mooch around New Look and found these amazing jeans in the sale!! They were originally £26 and went down to £8. I was so impressed with my bargain hunting skills!
8. A cup of tea and some poptarts went down brilliantly at 7 am before work on a Saturday morning!

What have you all been getting up to this week?

Thursday, 19 July 2012

#85 Ted Baker - From Ted To Toe.

Good evening ladies, it's a very dark and dreary evening over here in Berkshire. The sky is literally black and looks like there is going to be a downpour any time soon! So whilst the weather was awful today I decided to have a sort out and a throw  out of my room and I came across this little gem.

I was given this little set around Christmas time and I had completely forgotten all about it, and in fact it has been unused since Christmas until today. The packaging is some what eye catching and still carries on the Ted Baker Origami theme.

When you open the box up the colours are all very eye catching and bold. I'm the sort of person that wears bright colours during the summer and darker colours during the winter months, so in this set there are colours for all year round! I'm really excited to try all the colours as they're all something which I would wear. However, I'm going to spread the swatches out in separate posts for NOTD posts as I can't be dealing with the hassle of applying the nail varnish taking a few photos, taking the nail varnish off and then doing all over again another three times. That is just too much time wasting!!

But fear not, as there is one post on its way tomorrow! Can you guess which colour I have tried out first? If you know me well enough from reading previous posts then you'll know what sort of colours I wear most!!

I have also looked if this giftset is still available to buy, and unfortunately Boots have stopped stocking it. But when I was researching it I came across a lot of people selling the set on ebay for about £5 if any of you are interested. I've also had a sneak peak at the Ted Bakers nail varnish set which they are releasing for Christmas 2012 and believe me they are stunning!!

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

#84 Sale Madness And Giveaway Reminder.

These past few days have just been so busy and hectic. The NEXT sale at the weekend was an absolute nightmare. I am not cut out to be a people person so rude, pushy customers at 6am. Seriously?! GO HOME!! There is no need for people to be so rude and aggressive for what? A few bargains? I even had one lady push me over when I was bending over to pick clothes up off the floor, and by this time I had, had enough! So I piped up a very loud and angry sounding 'EXCUSE ME!!!' to which she just looked at me on the floor, cut me the dirtiest look and walked off. SHE DIDN'T EVEN APOLOGISE!!!!
So yes, I have had it up to here with rude customers!! Thank god for my week off!

Right, rant over...

However, I did manage to pick up quite a lot of things as the benefits of working the sale the night before with all the preparation means you get to go around the store shopping and grabbing the best bargains before anyone else does and them stash it all away in the stockroom!
I haven't been wearing my jewellery like I used to and the main reason is because I've gone off it all and don't really like these. However, when I saw these two sets of six earrings for only £3 each I new I had to have them, and they're just so cute and girly!

Just a quick reminder, my giveaway has one more week left!

Hope you all had a good weekend!

Thursday, 12 July 2012

#83. FOTD

This week is the first week of my nice long summer holidays. However, it will probably also be my most busiest as at work it is coming up for our famous sale! For those of you who don't know, I work at NEXT. I absolutely love working there, I have so much fun and it's something I want to do when I leave college. Most people will know that NEXT sales are pretty huge, especially end of season as everything goes in the sale at 50% or 75% off. There isn't any in between discounts or anything less than 50% which is why when the doors open at 5am people come running through the store trying to snap up all the bargains. People also begin to cue out the front of the store from about 3am, and the cue is just horrendous! We even have security on the doors, which we never normally do. So in order for this big sale to happen it takes a lot of time and preparation on behalf of the staff. I've been working really late nights staying to about 10/11 in order to get everything ready and Friday night I will be at work from 2pm till about midnight, and back to work on Saturday for my 6am shift. So if you happen to be at NEXT over the weekend and you can brave the sale then do because there are some real bargains to be had. I should know, because I get first pick and have already been stashing stuff away! All their large perfumes are going down to £5!!

So my make up has been kept nice and simple for work today and I'm wearing:
- Elizabeth Arden Plum Perfect Foundation in Beige
- Rimmel Glam'Eyes Liquid Liner
- Bourjois Volumizer Mascara
- Barbara Daly Cheek-To-Cheek Powder Bronzer
- Gosh Shimmer Powder in Pink

If you have any questions, queries or suggestions then don't hesitate to leave a comment or drop me an email!

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

#82 A Small Giveaway.

I was recently given this necklace and unfortunately it isn't my cup of tea. I'm more into glitter and sparkles and pink! So, instead of throwing it away - which I really don't want to do. I thought I'd post it on my blog and see if anyone wanted to enter as a giveaway. Even if only one person comments saying they would like it, at least I know it will have gone to a good home!

The cross is a chunky wood, and the chain comes down very long, and as a rough guidance it comes down past your boobs!

If you'd like this necklace just comment saying you'd like it and leave your email address with the comment.
You must be a follower of Beautiful Nellies.
This giveaway is for the UK only.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

#81 I Want These Bad Boys!

Now I'm not usually one to physically lust over something and want something. After putting my spending habits on hold whilst I save my money up, somehow the craving of lusting and wanting new clothes and shoes disappeared.

However, when I saw these on the cover of this months Cosmopolitan Magazine modelled by Jessica Ennis, I knew that I just had to have them! I love high heels, I have a bit of a thing for really pretty ones, even though I have a really small collection myself. If I ever do have a bit of money spare to spend on myself the shoe section is always where I head to first. There wasn't anything in particular that I was drawn to, it was just the complete beauty of the shoe. Although the glitter did win me over that little bit more!

These babies are from Topshop and I have been scouring my iPhone app and just can't seem to find them online to post a link with them. Which is also why they're photographed straight for the magazine too. So I'm thinking that they're probably going to come in with at Autumn Winter season. However, my trusty Cosmopolitan Magazine tells me that when they do eventually retail they will cost £78 which isn't bad going for the beauty of them!

What are you lusting over at the moment?
Sunday, 8 July 2012

#80 This Week On Instagram.

/busy week/ skin care shopping/ burn from sitting on my straighteners/ recent fotd/ making magic star cupcakes/ joey/ new issue of cosmo/

1. This week I have been taking part in Instagram's a photo a day challenge which has been such good fun and making me lots more creative! However, I've stayed at my boyfriends this weekend and have had no internet connection to post photos. But this photo comes from the second day with the theme of busy.
2. As you may have read in this weeks post, I have been skin care shopping again. I am absolutely loving the products and can't wait to start writing up reviews this week.
3. OUCH! Yes, this is the burn from where I sat on my very hot straighteners a week ago before going on a night out. The burn has healed very nicely. However, it is still a little sore, even a week on. I strongly advise people not to sit on the hot straighteners bare bottomed!
4. I've been messing about with Instagram this week and have been being vain, which has resulted in a fotd post on Beautiful Nellies this week. I thought it was about time you started to see a little more of me!
5 + 6. This weekend Tyler and I have been making cupcakes, Magicstar cupcakes to be precis whilst it has been pouring with rain all weekend and we have been stuck inside, but it resulted in lots of fun and mess, especially with the icing! Would you like the recipe on these?
7. Meet Joey!! This is my boyfriends, sisters new kitten! Tyler's Mum finally gave in when it came to getting a pet and went and brought Joey as a surprise for his sister. He is 9 weeks old, super cute and has far too much energy. He is the cutest kitten I have seen in a long time and I have taken so many photos of him this weekend!
8. This months new copy of Cosmopolitan, I can't wait to have a nice relaxing bubble bath with candles and read this. It also came with a free bottle of Missguided's Nail Splash which I love as I've collected others in the past.

What have you all been getting up to this week?
Thursday, 5 July 2012

#79 FOTD.

I cannot believe that it is Thursday already which means come tomorrow evening after finishing work it is finally the weekend and the start of my 10 week summer, I just need to get 2 assignments done in one day and I'm loosing all motivation! Today was the last day of college until September, I can't believe that all my friends will be going off to uni in September and I'm still carrying on my college course. However, I wouldn't change it for the world as A-levels were just not for me and I'm absolutely loving my college course as it's allowed me to gain qualifications in things such as sailing and kayaking and next year I will be going climbing! So I wouldn't say that going back a year has disadvantaged me. If you're currently going through your AS exams and are finding that it's not for you then look at the other choices which are available. I did and it's made me so happy, I'm really not a text book and revision girl!

I don't do many posts with pictures of myself in, so today I thought I'd show you my fotd for my last day at college.

Today really has been a get out the shower and scrape your hair back day today along with keeping my make up ever so simple. So the products I wore today are:
- MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NW15
- MUA Perfect Powder in Shade 2
- MUA EXtreme Curl Mascara
- Bourjois Delice de Poudre in Shade 52
- MUA Lipstick in Shade 2

I'm finally getting used to wearing bright lipsticks!

If you have any questions, queries or suggestions then don't hesitate to leave a comment or drop me an email!

Enjoy the rest of your week!!

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

#78 I'm Going Skin Care Crazy!

If you've been reading Beautiful Nellies then you'll know that recently I really want to improve my skin and my skin care routine, so I've been searching for the best products which are going to try and work wonders on my skin! Since my last post on the No7 Beautiful Skin my skin really has improved so if you're looking for a starter kit or something to get you into it then I recommend you read my post back in June on it and purchase the starter kit!

The other day whilst hitting Superdrug I also noticed that they had cut their prices on some of their skin care products so I had to buy them so that I can test them all out and compare them.
The most expensive item which I brought was £3! Can you believe it?! No! Neither could I!
I picked up this Facial Wash Gel which was only £2 and I love testing new face washes, because I really want to see if it does what it says on the tin. Well this time on the bottle! And plus there is no such thing as a too clean a face!
Next up is Simple's Eye Make-Up Remover I absolutely love this product and had to repurchase it after seeing it was only £3!
Finally, I picked up Simple's Replenishing Rich Moisturiser for £2 as you all know I suffer with really dry skin so I want to see if finally this is the magic cure for me!
I can't wait to start testing all the products! So keep you eyes peeled for the reviews!
Sunday, 1 July 2012

#77 This Week On Instagram

/Dinner cooked by Tyler/ Me and my bestfriend/ My beautiful niece/ My latest addiction/ 3 of my beautiful nieces/ Dry Shampoo addicion/ Presents from Tyler/ July photo a day challenge.

So this has been my first week on Instagram after finally getting an iPhone which I have wanted for god knows how long! So here goes my first weekly Instagram life update!

  1. At the beginning of the week I stayed with my Boyfriend and there wasn't much food in the house and we were both far too broke so he created this lovely healthy meal consisting of sausages, potato chips, baked beans and some sort of breaded chicken filet. I have to say that it does taste better than it looks and we found it very amusing.
  2. Recently it was one of my friends 18th Birthdays which me and my bestfriend Natalie were invited to so we got all dressed up for the party and then hit the clubs later on.
  3. My baby niece is just growing up far too fast, and she is still as gorgeous as ever!
  4. Haribo have become my latest addiction, especially as in Tescos they are only £1!!
  5. I've spent a lot of time with my sister this week and 3 out of 4 of my nieces, I love them all to pieces and being an Aunty is such an amazing feeling, plus they get spoilt loads!!!
  6. If you've been catching up with Beautiful Nellys this week you will have seen my post on this weeks bargain from Superdrug which is buy 1 Dry Shampoo and get 2 free, so I have become obsessed!
  7. Tyler went away on holiday to Cornwall with his family for the week and I told him to find me a shell and bring it back so he brought these for me. The pink Starfish is a bit of a 'inside joke' so he had to buy it!
  8. Finally I'm starting the photo a day challenge and I can't wait to get started as of today!
What have you been up to this week?

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