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OMCZ | Shopping Trip

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Hi! Time for another OMCZ challenge! This month the theme is shopping trip. Steph wrote: The next theme has a more of an open feeling to it. No specific items or patterns to showcase. Just show us what you'd wear to go shopping. This is inspired by the shopping trip to Birmingham organised by the lovely Nikki. Knowing what to wear on a shopping trip in the colder months can be a challenge. You want to be warm enough when you are outside but as soon as you go inside not be too hot. What do you wear? Maybe it's your PJs for a midnight dash to the supermarket or maybe it's full on glam or somewhere inbetween?   I haven't been shopping since I went to Birmingham so here I am in our local Sainsbury's with Mr C doing the weekly shop!   Is that cakes I spy over there??   This is the same outfit that I wore when I went to Birmingham to meet some of the lovely PSbloggers ladies. The only difference is that in Birmingham I had on my

Lifestyle | A very windy Sunday

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  Hi!   Mr C and I love nothing more than going out for a random trip at the weekend, especially as the weather is being so kind to us at the moment!   These pictures were taken on a very windy day so please ignore the flyaway hair and clothes in the following pictures!       Yes, we went to a wedding fair. I was just curious to see what this place was like, they only hold a few weddings a year so I wanted to find out what all the fuss was about! They provided a complimentary BBQ and afternoon tea, forget about looking at the place, it was worth going for the food and of course the beautiful scenery!   It was such a shame that it was so windy as there were plenty of beautiful spots to take photos. I took this after I got home, hence the messy hair! I nearly put on a thin shirt but thank goodness I didn't! I went for this jumper from New Look, the material is quite thin so it kept me warm in the chill of the wind but cool in the s

Current Favourites

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Hi! It's been quite a long time since I did a favourites post. It may have been last year or even 2013 when I did one last! I just wanted to share some of my favourite things at the moment: Blogs Mrs BeBe Blog If you haven't read Becky's blog then you definitely should. I'm in love with her style which just gets better and better with every post I read! Just Me Leah Leah's blog is one of my absolute favourites, she puts together great outfits, has a great sense of humour and her posts are always so well written and relatable, there have been some points when I wish I could reach in that computer and give her a hug (( )) ! YouTube Erice Fae I've only recently discovered Erica's channel. Her style is chic and simple and she makes fabulous look books. Makeup TIA Another recent discovery. Ashley makes some really lovely videos and has such a soothing voice, I could just watch her videos for hours. Claire Marshall Just go and watc

Beauty | My Little Box

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Hi! It's that time again! I get quite excited when I get the email to say that My Little Box is on it's way, I've been trying not to buy many clothes so any package that arrives brings a little smile to my face! This post is just to show what was in the box. I'm going to be doing a review of the products from this box and last months superbox in the next couple of weeks! Here is what I do with the lids of my boxes at the moment, I've kept all the boxes I've received so far! Random nail on the wall! Have you subscribed to My Little Box?   Much Love   Natalie   x

Shop Your Stash

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Hi! It's been whilst hasn't it! I don't now why I stopped doing these posts but thought it would be nice to bring them back! Hollie from Pretty Big Butterflies originally set up this challenge last year so that people could start using they already have rather than keep buying a lot of new things! I had a little pamper morning, I know most people have pamper evenings/nights but prefer to do mine in the morning for some reason! I decided to open up my beauty cupboard, yep a cupboard to store the overflow of items that don't fit in my drawers! I found some items that I hadn't used so decided to try them during pamper morning. Lush Hair Mask: My first purchase from Lush! I know I am probably last to the Lush party! The lovely Becky persuaded me to purchase this, I was sold as she raved about it and said how good it was. I have to agree with her, it is really good! You literally just apply it to your hair, leave for 20 mins and then shampoo and condi

Style | Simple and Casual

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    Hi!   The sun is back, the temperature is rising and I'm slowly ditching the dark colours for something brighter! Spring and Autumn are my favourite seasons of the year, there is nothing I enjoy more than seeing the trees blossoming and the daffodils on the ground, guaranteed to bring a smile to my face!    On a recent Saturday outing I opted for something casual, simple and bright. I'm really enjoying bringing back denim into my outfit, I had dismissed it for quite a long time as I was having trouble finding a pair of jeans that fitted well. I was recently sent these for review by Fashion World and even though they are not the most comfortable jeans I do love the light colour, if you do purchase these jeans I definitely suggest sizing up in them as they are quite tight around the waist, they were fine for the short day out we had but any longer and Mr C would have been taking me home in my undies!       The top is from New Look and I got it in

Lifestyle | An Afternoon Tea

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  Hi!   Back in February while perusing my e-mail inbox, I noticed a message from Groupon that immediately piqued my interest. Those of you who have been reading my blog for a while will already know that myself and Mr C love nothing more than indulging in our shared passion of good food. The offer was 50% off Champagne Afternoon Tea at the Crazy Bear. Now, I thought, that is a very good way to an afternoon off work!   We chose the Crazy Bear at  Stadhampton   as it is the closest to us and we had been there before for a 7 course tasting menu (which was absolutely delicious!). Mr C was as equally excited when I let him know about the email, and before I knew it, he had ordered and paid for a voucher - much to my delight.    From the Champagne to the Earl Grey Tea, the 4 different varieties of sandwiches, the fruit and plain scones with Clotted Cream and Jam to the 7 different mini cakes, only one word could describe it - AMAZING!!     Reception is in an old Lond

Lip Products | My Collection

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  Hi!     There is always one item that I will put on everyday whether I'm wearing make up or not and that is lipgloss/balm.        The LancĂ´me juicy tubes will always be a favourite of mine, I've used them for quite a few years now and love the glossy look they give without being too sticky. My least favourite was the MUA one, I wore it for a few hours (with a few applications in between), took it off and I was left with sore lips, the next day I woke up to a rash around my lips! This one is now in the bin.      Lipsticks are still quite a new thing for me. I never used to wear them as I hated drawing attention to my face. My favourites are the Mary Kay (far left) and the MAC one (in the middle) in Riveting Rose.   I recently purchased the Soap and Glory Great Kisser whilst it was on sale in Boots, I'm already a fan of Smooch Operator so thought I would give this a go, if you have tried this let me know your thoughts on it? I