Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Shopping Trip

So I got the train in to Birmingham yesterday and went to the bullring. As im from Birmingham, i've always found it amusing when people have their photo taken by the bull.
I really didn't want to do the typical tourist photo in front of it but this time, my mum made me!!

I think the only reason I managed to get a photo alone by it was it was peeing down!! I ran straight from the doors of Zara, stood there and back again in record speed!! My poor Uggs were getting wet!!

I got my brother to take this pic of me outside Selfridges. Its not a very good pic but the only one where that pole isn't growing out of my head!!

I wanted to take loads of pics of inside Selfridges to show everyone, especially the make up counters (heaven) but unfortunately its not allowed.

The only thing I was allowed to take was this bull made entirely from SWEETS!! Its HUGE as you can see from the escalators behind. It was on the ground floor and its surrounded by a giant pick and mix selection, which was mobbed!! There was a sign next to it saying that you could buy the bull for....wait for it.... £20,000!!

After seriously contemplating if I should buy one or two of the bulls, (ha), we came away with these yummy cakes. It took ages to decide which to get but I eventually picked the vanilla cupcake. (The profiteroles mound was for my dad and the slice was my mums, not all for me!!)

So after a long day of shopping (in the rain), I came home to this. My cake and a cappucino. Bliss!!

Im off for another day of shopping and visiting friends now so i'll update you all with what I bought in my next post.

x x

Friday, 16 October 2009

Back to Brum

Im back home in Birmingham for a week!! I had to use up some holiday from work so I finally decided to come back home to see friends and family. The Boyfriend bought me down but has gone back home as he doesn't want to spend all week shopping and gossiping!!

My family live about 8 miles out of Birmingham but I can't wait to go shopping at The Bull Ring!!

The Bull Ring opened up just before I moved up to Glasgow and I miss it so much!! You get all your high street shops plus the high end ones too and I could just spend hours there. (Hence the reason The Boyfriend didn't want to stay the whole time).

This is where im heading asap:

Too much make up to even know where to start!! :-)

I'll hopefully have some pics of my week to update soon. Once i've caught up with everyone, i'll be taking my camera out and about with me to keep you all updated. I'll be spending my weekend shopping and avoiding all the clubs that my Brothers trying to drag me too. According to him, you can't come to Birmingham and not go to Gatecrasher, ha!!

Hope everyone enjoys the weekend!!

x x

Friday, 9 October 2009

Recent Haul

I went shopping yesterday with my friend who wanted to look for a new winter coat. We went in every shop possible and she still didn't end up finding one!! Anyway, I ended up in Superdrug (as always) and this is what I got:

I got a couple of Sleek items, an eyeliner gel ink pot and a pout polish. I've been wanting to try the new l'oreal renewal lash serum after hearing about it on a few blogs so I picked that up too for around 7 pounds something.
I also got MaxFactors 2000 Calorie mascara. After I wrote a post about all my mascaras, this was the one that a few of you recommended that I hadn't tried so im looking forward to trying this.

A closer look at my Sleek items: ink pot in Purple Rain and pout polish in Pink Cadillac.

Tonight after work, I went to get my hair cut. I just got my usual trim but I asked her to make my fringe a bit heavier as it always seems to grow out quite quick.
This is the finished result (excuse how tired I look, its been a long day!!)

I quite like how it turned out but I can't wait to wash it and style it myself!!

My hairdresser also made my day. My make up had been on since about 7.30am that morning, this was about 6pm and she told me how great my skin looked and was asking me what products I use on my skin.
I was rambling on and on all about my skin care regime and in the end I had 3 girls all staring at my face and listening!!

I was telling them how I used to have some acne scars and that I used a fab product from my work that really helped. They're all going to come along to The Body Shop now to come and buy it.

That product is the Tea Tree Blemish Fade Night Lotion.

As well as helping with spots, it helps to improve the appearance of blemish-damaged skin. I used this every night for months and it really, really helped. I would recommend it to everyone!!

Hope everyone has a great weekend!!

x x

Monday, 5 October 2009

A Different Kind of Post

Nothing really beauty related today, but thought i'd share the results of my day in the kitchen.

It was my day off from work today and I was at a loose end. The Boyfriend and everybody else was at work and the weather wasn't that good, so i've spent the day baking cakes. Im not too good at making meals and things from scratch, but I like making cakes!!

The Boyfriend is addicted to a fruit loaf that I make, so I made him one of those first:

Its so easy to make but I really don't like it that much so I decided to make me a simple sponge cake. (I just put a layer of jam in the middle as I can't eat a lot of cream.)

It didn't rise as much as its supposed to but its still tastes pretty yummy!! Think i'll be taking some of it into work with me tomorrow so that I don't end up eating the whole thing to myself!!

Im eating this slice right now as im typing this!!

After all the cake making (and eating) :-) I decided to take my dog, Max to the park for a run but it turned out to be more of a slow walk instead!!

Hope everyone else has had a good Monday!!

x x

Friday, 2 October 2009

A Good Day At Work

As most of you know, I work at The Body Shop. From time to time, the manager sets incentives with various different prizes.

The prizes for the September incentive were all of the products from the new Love Etc range. We had to print off any sales that we had throughout September that were over thirty pounds and tally them down. At the end of the month, the tallys were divided by the amount of sales we had had and the person with the most, was the winner.

And that person was ME!!

I was so pleased as I haven't won an incentive in ages and I was going to buy the perfume just the other day and now I don't have to!!

On to something else that made my day go quicker. I was telling my manager how much I love these Thorntons chocolate lollies:

They come out for Halloween and last year, I think me and my Boyfriend kept our local Thorntons in business the amount we eat!! (We're just big kids!!)

I was telling my manager that she should try them and that I had to plan my route for my lunch break so that I didn't keep walking past them. So what does she come back off her break with.... 2 lollies!! Im now addicted again and think i'll definately be going back in at some point over the weekend!!

So all in all its been a very good day at work!!

Has anyone else tried these yet?!

x x