Sunday Rambles.

Hey everyone, how are your weekends going so far?
Heres my smiles & frowns for the week!

Smiles

-My prize from Charlotte’s giveaway arrived on Friday – can’t wait to try them out!
-Yet again, I found I had more followers – thank you so much!
-Had contact from Laura from A Daisy Chain Dream about possibly becoming penpals, can’t wait!
-I’m being treated like a princess today! S is currently making me Chicken Curry for dinner in the slow cooker, with naan bread & poppadums, and he also found the time to bake some fairy cakes – YUM! Will get a picture up as soon as possible.
-As some of you may know, I am doing anything to up my savings at the minute. I have found a great number of survey sites etc, and I am doing well currently. I know plenty of you are dubious about these kind of sites, but I have been using sites such as Toluna for a few months now, and I have cashed out twice – so I do think its worth it. I will be posting up about the different sites I use over the next couple of days!
-Talking about money, I bought a Gordon Ramsay book from the 99p store the other week. I happened to mention to my friend Dunk that I was going to put it on Ebay once I’d read it, and he asked me how much I’d sell it for.. I told him that I’d start it at 99p – and he gave me Β£2. I told him to take it back (he wouldn’t), but now I’m Β£1.01 up on the book haha! All going towards my savings!
-The Cheltenham Gold Cup was on this week, and me, S, and my parents all had a few bets. S was the luckiest though – his horses either won or placed in the top 4, so he came out massively on top…Yay! I’ve told him he has to take me out for dinner now with his winnings πŸ˜‰
-Having three days off in a row from today – pure bliss! I definitely needed some time off that wasn’t just one day, hehe.

Frowns

-As usual, I’m moaning about money. Yes, I know I’m trying to up my savings but until I do so..it’s still going to be a problem.
-Missing my friends. Plenty of my friends have moved away from the area, and I find it hard to get to see them, what with work, money and travel situations. I would love to see them much more than I currently do.

Well, today my smiles outweigh my frowns which is amazing πŸ™‚ What good or bad things happened to you this week?

For now,

xo

A Place By The Sea.

S and me are currently obsessed with this programme, and are watching rerun after rerun on some obscure home channel! Watching this programme is making us want to move out even more, and by the sea is very appealing – we’ve both said we’d love to wake up to a sea view in the morning!

I can’t wait to move out, but it’s finding somewhere within our budget thats the problem. However, I have seen a challenge I would like to take up once I’ve moved out! I found it on Jen’s blog, and its the Second Hand Home challenge. I will definitely be trying this challenge out – obviously I will buy the essentials new if they need to be but I will try to thrift as much of the other stuff as possible.

The place we live in now is part-furnished so we will obviously take our stuff from here with us, but there are a few items that have randomly appeared in my house from other peoples houses (i.e when they make biscuits and give us some) and we haven’t got round to giving them back! Some items I have no idea where they came from. but they will appear at our new place, I guarantee it!

I am seriously obsessed with homeware by the way, I read so many blogs about peoples houses & read so many magazines about houses – I’m so nosy & I love readers homes! – so I can’t wait to finally have my OWN place to put my stamp on it πŸ™‚

Are you as obsessed with homeware as I am?

For now,

xo

REVIEW: Beauty Formulas Anti Age Night Cream

(Who likes my Audrey Hepburn notebook? :p)

I found this little beauty in my local 99p store! The store only recently opened up – right next door to a pound shop – but I thought I’d take a look and see what I could find. I bought this, some batteries and Gordon Ramsay’s autobiography – I know, exciting, right?
However, I thought this would be good to review and finally tested it last night.
The application of the cream was okay – I must admit, I was disgusted by the feel of the cream whilst it was in the tub – it felt like cottage cheese – but once I’d started to apply it, it became smooth. But what do you expect for 99p?
It was a little greasy once applied, and ten minutes later, the skin around my mouth was a little dry and taut, but the rest of my face felt baby soft after an hour, and when I woke up this morning, my skin felt fantastic!

Obviously, after one use, I’m not going to notice any real difference, but for 99p, I’m not going to complain.
It isn’t going to become one of my beauty staples, but if you  are on a very strict budget, I would definitely recommend it!

Available at all 99p stores, for the price of (yes, you’ve guessed it) 99p!

Have you found any bargains in your local 99p/Β£1 stores recently?

For now,

xo

Monday, Monday

How has everyones Monday been?
Let me know, lovelies!

I’ve had a few days off so I had a lie in this morning – and I’m ashamed to say I didn’t get up until noon!
However, when I woke up, this breakfast was waiting for me –

Bless S, as he doesn’t like eggs, we rarely have them, so we don’t have any egg cups in the whole house. However, for once we had eggs in the house, so he improvised and used an Aftershock shot glass as an eggcup and made me egg and soldiers πŸ™‚

He has been in a really giving mood today – he’s just finished making these beauties….

Mmmmm, chocolate brownies! Not good for me when I’m trying to get fit, and him being on a diet – but we’ve both been good, and only had a couple each. The rest are being distributed between our parents and my work colleagues. They were soooo good, though!

We both decided today though that we are definitely going to try and do some more baking and cooking. I shall be taking some recipes from my Gizzi’s Kitchen Magic recipe book, and trying them out – I will post the results on here!

As for the rest of tonight, I am going to finish reading todays posts from my favourite bloggers, and then put my feet up on the sofa with a cup of hot chocolate and reading this book:

What are you planning to do tonight before bed?

For now,

xo

Current Obsessions.

Hey everyone πŸ™‚
Hows the beginning of the week for you? I have a day off today, as I’ve got to use up all of my holiday before the end of the month -so expect me to be hanging around quite a bit πŸ™‚

I thought I would do a Current Obsessions post today – I haven’t really bought anything new to really merit a haul (although I know I still need to do a post on my 21st birthday haul – but that will take some time hehe – all I seemed to get was makeup, nail polishes or bath stuff!). I have won a few things recently, but I’m waiting to receive the rest of my prizes before I do a post on those too! And I would love to do an outfit post, but unfortunately I’m having to use my Blackberry at the minute until I can afford a new camera, so these shall have to wait!

What are your current obsessions?

(Images sourced from here and here )

I am actually addicted to this stuff right now! My Nan introduced me to it many years ago, but I only ever used to drink it when I was round her house. However, I saw it in the supermarket a couple of weeks back, and HAD to have it. It is definitely an acquired taste, S cannot stand it, but I think its absolutely yummy! You can drink it hot or cold, but as the weather seems to be heating up right now, I’m enjoying mine ice cold!

I don’t know whether I can call this a current obsession or not – I suppose it is, because I’m currently obsessed with it – but I’m ALWAYS obsessed with it πŸ™‚ I first smelt this in one of my magazines – you know the little peel-off stickers they have? I smelt it and decided from that day forward, I would have it! It took me a couple of years before I actually had money of my own and could justify buying it – but I’m never without a bottle now! I currently have about two or three bottles waiting to be used, because everyone knows how much I love it and always buy me it! I was wearing it the other night, and my former boss smelt it and instantly knew what it was – we haven’t worked together in two years, but he still remembers what perfume I wear! πŸ™‚

I received this book for Christmas, and although I’m not reading it from cover to cover, every now and then I’ll dip in and read a couple of pages which make me roar with laughter. Its all about little notes that flatmates leave for each other – some are funny, some are sad, some are angry and some are just grim! It gives a hilarious insight into the secret life of flatsharing!

Finally, blogging! I’ve been really feeling it this week, and I’m grateful to my readers for actually taking the time to read my blog! I’m still very protective of this, so not many people in my day to day life have actually seen this blog – so comments from other bloggers mean a lot. This week, I have received some amazing comments from some of you, I have also gained some new followers and a few more entries into my giveaway! It means so much to have people actually taking the time to read what I write, so thank you.

What have you got planned for the rest of the week? Mines pretty boring -work, housework, training for work, more housework….
But how about you?

For now,

xo