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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Pix Pod Photos

A bunch of crazy (drunk) party enthusiasts huddled up in one photo booth with a endless supply of cool costumes.

This is what we made earlier..

I've been wanting to posts some pix pod (link) photos on here for a while now, it completely slipped my mind... oops! Anyways, It was my work christmas party 2-weeks a go and they hired a pix pod for the party. For the entire night, myself and my fellow colleagues had so much fun taking endless amount of drunken/dodgy/funny/random pics. A pretty fun night with a open bar and lots of nibbles! Merry Christmas!


Monday, December 26, 2011

Crimbo Photos

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! :-) 


Thursday, December 22, 2011

My Week In Photos #10

Hummingbird red velvet cup cakes, nom ___ Last lot of Christmas shopping done and dusted ___ More Lush goodies ___ lovely brunch a la american stylie at Balans in Westfield, Strafield ___ My new winter shoes from Topshop ___ Had early Christmas dinner with my boyfriend and his family - had lots of fun cracking up the Christmas crackers ___ Some of the Christmas cards I received this year ___ A present from one of my closest girlfriends - love the packaging! ___ Boyfriend bought me this gorgeous Miu Miu purse ___ Had a amazing lunch at the Union Bar in Chiswick that serves up a great Thai curry. 

Apologies for not being able to regularly post up photos for this section of the blog. Its becoming more of a fortnight photos than it is weekly. Nevertheless, I will continue my very best to bring you more photos of my everyday life. Christmas is approaching soon, I have all my Christmas shopping, which I'm pretty damn proud amount considering last year I left it until 2 days before Christmas - pat on the back for me! Looking forward to spending time with my family and friends, consuming food that I will have no regrets about eating because it's Christmas and because thats how I roll. 

What are your plans for Christmas?


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Oh So LUSHurious

You got it! Another purchase from my favourite cosmetic store, Lush. I am seriously getting addicted to their bath products, there is just something about bubble baths that really gets my body bumping and my heart skip a beat. Nothing like a long hot soak after a hectic day at work, I'm sure you ladies would agree with me, right?  

You know when you see the most beautiful bag in a store window and you get that "oh my god feeling"? Well, when I locked eyes on the Lush store in Straford, Westfield.. that feeling was just like that... but magnified. I had no idea they had a store there! Anyways, I instantly had to drag my boyfriend to show him how wonderful and gorgeous their products are, although I think he may think otherwise. Going in to the store, how could I not get my hands on their sensational and unique bath creations? I was like a kid in a candy store - I was seriously spoilt for choice and I didn't what to pick! After hounding the sales assistance with so many questions, and FYI, their customer service at every lush branch that I have been to are fantastic and faultless - very helpful and insightful. I bought these three delightful bath products that I have fallen deeply in love with.  

Butterball bath ballistic (white) & Creamy Candy Bath bubble bar (pink)

Butterball Ballistics is extremely moisturising and smells like custard creams - it really does! Just drop it in your bath and let the magic begin. Perfect for a mid-week bath treat - adding a few candles around your bath to make it that little bit more special.

Creamy Candy Bubble Bar is a very girly product, not only is the colour the cutest pink ever, and it smells like marshmallows! Lush describes this as "The sweet-as-sugar, giggly girly one" .. it sure is! Crumble this in your bath and you'll get the frothiest and most bubbliest bubble bath a girl can ever dream of. 

Lush Magic Wand - Ah, this one is probably my favourite one of the three. I love how innovative Lush are with their products and the idea behind this is pretty damn cool - please place enthusiasm on 'cool' because it really is. A re-usuable wand for your bath, simply just swirl it around your bath and the magic appears instantly. The water is the most gorgeous pink in colour and you get the most heavenly  bubble bath that every girl dreams about.. and more. And it smells absolutely phenomenal. 

I can't wait to go back for more.. I can't get enough of Lush! 

Sunday, December 18, 2011

EOS: The Balm That Gets The Stares

Probably the most unusual lip balm that I have ever seen and purchased.  Its no surprise that I encounter numerous stares in public when I whip this out of my hand bag. I purchased two from Target in Los Angeles, and I was so happy to have finally found it after countless searches in the UK. I've recenetly been told by a friend that they sell these on Amazon for £6 each - pretty pricey for a lip balm.  I bought two for $3 from Target, which is surprisingly cheap considering how popular they are within the beauty/cosmetics community.  They come in a number of flavours, but I decided to go with the Candy floss (below) and a passion fruit one (smells like heaven!). Both are extremely moisturising and very, very addictive to use. 

Leaves your lips plumed and smelling like candy from the fair ground.  If you're in to statement pieces, then this little gem is perfect for you. Fits perfectly in my 'go-to' bag and come in handy for the winter chapped lips that I am prone to have. The gorgeous smells lures you in to use this whenever and wherever possible, so be warned. 

Sunday, December 11, 2011

The Sweetest Taste

Chap lips this winter? Well, this little magic in the pot will solve any of your lip problems. I bought this lip scrub whilst on holiday to the states last month. I was immediately sold by the smell. If you love that sweet bubble smell/flavour, then I highly recommend this product because it is so gorgeous.

This lip scrub banishes away  dead skin on your lips, leaving it smooth, soft and 'bouncy'. My lips feel much more plumbed after using this scrub (and applying my favourite lipbalm, which FYI is Blistex MedPlus). 

I was informed by their wonderful and friendliest sales assistant (Lush store @ Old Town Pasedena, Los Angeles) that the ingredients within the lip scrub are all edible as its primary ingredient is castor sugar.

What I love most about this product is that a little goes a long way. You only need a little amount to use on your lips, so for just £4.95 (link), it will last you a long while before repurchasing. I also love how pink this product is, certainly great for the females.  

All in all, a great little product for winter chapped lips and ideal for a secret santa gift. I highly recommend using a lip balm straight after using this product, as it is the best way to lock in the moisture. 

What are your favourite Lush products?

Friday, December 09, 2011

Bobbing For Baubles

A bit of a tongue twister in name, a primary reason why I love this nail varnish oh so much. I bought my very first Essie varnish while I was in LA on holiday. Yes, yes, I know, why haven't I jumped on the Essie band wagon yet, you ask? Well, there's actually no valid reason why I haven't.. I guess I just didn't take much notice of it, that and maybe price tag lured me away! Either way, I am now a Essie addict!  This is one of my favourite of the batch I bought, a deep dark shade of blue with a matte finish. I absolutely love matte finishes, its the only finish that suits me.  What I mostly love about Essie nail varnishes, is that they hardly chip and the colour lasts for a good solid week before they start chipping away. The only other products that work exactly the same is OPI, which again, also have a hefty price tag. I guess you do pay for quality - Essie is definitely quality. 

 Will definitely be repurchasing! I bought 3 Essie nail polishes from Target, costing roughly $4.00 each, thats equivalent of £2.50.  Shopping in America is definitely great for bargain hunters like myself.

What are you favourite Essie colours? 

Thursday, December 08, 2011

A Dreamer Will Always Day Dream

What am I wearing?
Dress - Miss Selfridges
Floral Tank Top - New Look
Blazer - H&M
Watch - Michael Kors
Sandals - Primark
Bag - Spitafield Market

Hello Guys! I give you all permission to slap me on my totsie! I admit it, I have been very lazy with updating this blog and blogging in general. I apologies, I've flown back from LA a week ago and still adjusting to the UK time - super jet lagged. But I am back and ready to start blogging part-time. Hope you all have been good? I have been catching up on some favourite blogs of mine, which I've missed doing. I've come across some fantastic blogs, some of which are listed on 'my favourites'. 

My holiday to Los Angeles was fantastic, it was great seeing all my family and enjoying all the LA sights. By the way, the photo above was taken whilst myself and a few other got lost in LA! It was the longest (and funniest) journey that I have ever walked. Vegas was as awesome as ever.. its still the crazy city I know. So without further a do, here are some snaps that I manage to take during my 2-weeks in LA. They have all been taken with my iPhone 4S, so please excuse the quality.