Current Crushes

Current Crushes
Bit of a silly post today. But I thought I would introduce you to my three current crushes: one major girl crush, and two very shouldn’t but would crushes.
I give you…..
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….The Doctor, Rory and Amy!
Or, more precisely, Matt Smith, Arthur Darvill and Karen Gillan.
Now, as many of you may know, I am a major Dr Who geek, and whilst Matt Smith may never be my favourite Doctor (David Tennant, please stand up!), I have to say he has certainly grown on me.
Matt Smith has recently been named the thinking womans crumpet. He isn’t your typical crush, but there is definitely a sense of something about him, I just can’t put my finger on what…
Rory, or Arthur as he’s known in real life, has made it into the list just because he’s a little cutie! When he’s playing Rory, you can almost believe that whats hurting Rory is affecting him too! I always find him adorable in the sad episodes such as last Saturday’s The Girl Who Waited.
Lastly, Karen Gillan. Need this be explained? The girl is GORGEOUS. Her style is bang on trend, and she’s a brilliant actress too! Again, as Matt doesn’t quite make it as my favourite Doctor, as much as I love Miss Gillan, she doesn’t quite make my top three of the Doctor’s companions (those accolades go to Rose Tyler, Sarah Jane Smith and Captain Jack Harkness, obviously).
However, you can hardly deny the girl is absolutely stunning!
As I said, this is quite a silly post, but do you have any strange shouldn’t but would crushes? Or who is your current girl/style crush?
I’d love to know, just leave me a comment and I’ll reply 🙂

Makeup haul & perfume freebies :)

Makeup haul & perfume freebies :)
Now, you may recall me recently telling you about my little shopping trip where I bought a ton of new makeup that I didn’t really need.
I also promised to show you the aforementioned makeup. So here we are –
Astor lipstick in 205 Paris, £1, Poundland
Astor Shine Delux lipstick in 030 Nudie, £1, Poundland
Boots No7 Stay Perfect lipstick in 72 Tangerine Touch, £10 down to £5 with No7 voucher, Boots
MUA eyshadow in Shade 18, £1, Superdrug
MUA lipstick in Shade 12, £1, Superdrug
MUA Pressed Powder in Shade 1, £1, Superdrug
Rimmel eyeshadow in 698 Modern Blues, £1, Poundland
Vaseline Rosy Lips, £1.99, Boots
This is my first experience with MUA and Astor makeup, so instead of including swatches in this post, I thought I would do separate posts for each with my thoughts on each brands products. Although I didn’t really need any of this makeup, I cannot deny that the prices are extremely reasonable for what you’re getting in regards to all of the above. Whilst I was rooting around in Poundland looking for some of the items above, a rather snooty man turned to his wife and muttered something about not being able to find good brands of makeup in the store. His face was a picture when she pulled out some Rimmel and Max Factor products! I know a few people don’t like buying makeup from discount stores such as Poundland but I’d like to point you in the direction of Fee’s blog, and in particular to her posts here and here. Often the products have just been discontinued from bigger store names such as Boots and Superdrug and find themselves in Poundland where they are snapped up by people like me & Fee.
I digress.
In the post recently, I also received two perfume samples. Both are reasonable sizes for a sample, however I’m sure you’ll agree that Burberry surprised us all when distributing free samples of their new fragrance Burberry Body. I don’t think anyone was quite expecting the generous 4.5ml sample we received, in comparison to normal free sample sizes of 2ml and below.
Packaging and sample of Burberry Body
I apologise for the state of the packaging – I actually received this before I moved out of my old place, and it has been resident of my handbag for the past week and a half as I love it so much! My mum and I also tend to disagree on fragrances, and even she loves it! Described as a luxury fruity chypre, it certainly does smell fruity and the brand name Burberry no longer makes me think of the ‘chavs’ wearing the fake stuff of yesteryear. A great fragrance, and I would love the full sized bottle of this. (If the boyfriend reads this…HINT HINT!)
Britney Spears Cosmic Radiance packaging and sample
As you can see, the Britney sample is more of the size you’d expect from a freebie. I received the sample this morning, and although it is a nice fragrance, I’m not overly impressed. It smells a lot like her other perfumes to me (one of which I had to bin the other day – sob!) and although I do like Britney’s other fragrances, I feel she could have spiced it up a little.
Have you received any beauty/perfume freebies recently? Or have you recently posted about your haul?
Leave a link in the comments and I’ll be sure to check it out 🙂

In The Post: Some giveaway wins!

In The Post: Some giveaway wins!
First of all, I would like to say my thoughts are with everyone involved in the 9/11 atrocities of ten years ago at this very sad anniversary. I don’t have many words to say, but that my heart goes out to all those who lost a loved one.
As I mentioned in the last few posts, I have been extremely lucky on the blog giveaway front recently.
To begin with, I won the Lady and The Wise Owl T-shirt from Lady Umbrella from Chloe’s blog. I wish I had a picture to show you, but everything got so muddled up in the move, and I know for a fact its in the pile of laundry so I shall edit this with a picture at a later date for you 🙂
Next came the wonderful giveaway from Catt’s blog. I’m surprised so few of you entered – the prizes were definitely worth a quick, free entry! I also found another Herts blogger in Catt too, so this giveaway win was very interesting to say the least – I now know there’s at least three of us in Hertfordshire, aha. Catt included a sweet little note too 🙂
If you’re interested to see what I won, here you are:
The gorgeous wrapping for my prize 🙂
Look at all these goodies! A gorgeous dress, a nail polish, a ring… Love it ALL! Must say the sweets did disappear quite quickly after opening the package – the boyfriend helped!
I also won a bath bomb from Rachel’s giveaway –
I was going to use it the other day, but decided against it until this week – with 8 days off, I can spend forever in the bath – but I think my boyfriend may have forgot about it, and it has kind of fallen apart :/ I shall still use it though! Rachel also included a sweet little note, proving to be the ‘sweetaholic’ she proclaims herself to be 🙂

Finally, we have the necklace I won from Lakota’s blog in association with Stall 21. The prize was a gorgeous necklace (pictured below) and I love it! I did try to take a picture of the box the necklace came in with the original bow on top – however, before I’d even had a chance to look at my prize, my boyfriend decided he wanted to look instead – and undone the bow to look inside. So, forgive my attempts at trying to recreate the bow, please!
How gorgeous is this necklace?
I haven’t got round to wearing this however, as it wouldn’t be practical to wear it at work. However, since I go on maternity leave in THREE weeks(!!),  I shall be wearing it from then on, I believe!
So what do you think of my wins?
Have you had any good wins recently?
I would love to hear about them!
Also, have you got a giveaway you’d like to promote? Leave a comment below, and I’ll see what I can do!
Hope your weekends are going great, girls!

A busy bee.

I’ve been a busy bee around the ‘blogosphere’ (if thats even a word…) recently – I’ve been guest blogging here, there and everywhere it seems! (Please note, these were all written before my short break, I didn’t miraculously write them and send them to the girls when I had no internet…haha).
Please take a look at my guest posts in the links below, & be sure to check out the amazing girls blogs that I’ve guest posted on – they have some wonderful blogs that I think you’ll love!
If you would like me to guest post on your blog, please don’t hesitate to ask – email me at 

This should have been an MUA post…

…but my Nan decided to buy some of the same stuff as me, and instead of taking her stuff out the bag, she took some of mine and I now have two of the same shade of lipstick.
I’m an MUA virgin, so I look forward to posting my thoughts on the lipsticks, eyeshadow and powder I got once I get my other lipsticks back! Haha, bless her heart.
I also took advantage of the makeup in Poundland once again. Plenty of people turn their noses up at buying cosmetics in Poundland, but I’m with Makeup Savvy on this one. You can find some amazing Rimmel and Max Factor bargains, & the only reason they’re in Poundland is because the bigger shops such as Boots no longer stock them, they’re discontinued.
I also took advantage of the Boots points bonanza, and stocked up on baby stuff for my little one, bought some perfumes for my Mum and used my No7 voucher to get another lipstick. Yes. I’m slightly obsessed, if you didn’t already know.
So, look forward to reviews on all these products when I get back off my short hiatus and plenty more new features and ideas to come!