Monday, 16 August 2010

FOREVER 21 UK


I AM SOOO EXCITED!!!

We are getting a FOREVER 21 in the UK (L)

and... it's not even in London, it's in Birmingham :) - where i live - yay :)

i am so American - i like actually belong in America.
I have an American flag sticker on the back of my car :)

i've been away on holiday for the last week and a half but my friend text me to tell me that signs had gone up for a forever 21 :)

Not sure when it is opening but it will be amazing!
i hope it's cheapish like in America :)

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/7783295/Forever-21-enters-UK-fashion-fray.html

xxxx
Tasha

Saturday, 31 July 2010

OOTN

I love the fact that i have ID and can go out whenever now that i'm 18 :)

To get back into the swing of posting, here is an OOTN :)



Top: Urban Outfitters - my friend got me this for my birthday (L)
Skirt: H&M
Shoes: plain black heels New Look :)
Flower: local pharmacy ;)
Bracelet: Pandora
Necklace: Topshop
Ring: River Island
Bag: Dorothy Perkins



xxxx
Tasha

Sunday, 18 July 2010

i think...

I HAVE BEEN GONE TOO LONG!

but... i think that i am finally back!



i thought that after exams, my life would get less stressful but it's just got crazier!!!

Currently, i have a German exchange girl staying with me so i've been taking her sightseeing :)

I've done lots of shopping and have plenty to blog about!

Sooo good to be back!

Thank youu for sticking by me!



xxxx
Tasha

Sunday, 20 June 2010

18 :)


I feel so out of the loop - my life has been taken over by exams :(


Buttt, I AM 18 TOMORROW!!!!


yayyyyy :)


Blogging will resume as normal shortly :)


Thank you to my new followers - you're all lovely :)


Hope everyones enjoying the sun :)


xxxx

Tasha

Saturday, 12 June 2010

Bottles

How many bottles and containers is it possible to purchase in a week?

i think i went a bit overboard!



First up, Batiste Dry Shampoo! I go through probably a can of this a month :O Thankfully it's only £2. It's just great for lazy days and i use it on clean hair too as it gives volume to my extremely flat hair :) Last time, i bought Boots own as they were out of Batiste but i wasn't impressed so my loyalty returned to Batiste :) it's pink and smells good too!

Then, VO5 whipped volumising mousse. I don't usually use mousse but as mentioned above my hair is flatter than flat so i will try anything to make it bigger! This was about £3.50 from Boots. I've only used it once so far but i think that it did make a difference! yeahh!

Then, i went to ASDA and they had alot of there face products half price! I think it was a one day thing as i've been back since and they're all back to full price again - BOO!



My skin reacts badly to quite a lot of face products so i have to be careful what i buy so i have a huge collection of things that i can't use!

I got Neutrogena visibly clear blackhead eliminating daily scrub for £2! i'm yet to try this though so hopefully, it won't affect me :)

Then i got Nivea Visage Refreshing Facial Wash Gel - £2 once again :) I've used this :) It leaves your face feeling refreshed and soft :) When i got it home, i realised that the lid was cracked but for £2, i'll keep it :)

Then, Nivea Visage Light Moisturising Cream. £2 yay :) I put this on before going to bed and my skin felt soft in the morning :) So far so good :)

Finally, Kate Moss's Perfume - Kate. I got a 50ml spray for £10 from the local chemist on offer :) It's a florally scent an it might just be me but it smells a bit alcoholly - like too strong? but then it settles and is all nice again :)

How do you guys achieve big volumised hair???
xxxx
Tasha

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Benefit freebies - Glamour :)


I am pretty sure that every single one of you knew that there were going to be Benefit freebies with this month's Glamour Magazine :)

Well, it went on sale today!
There are a choice of 3 products:

BAD GAL LINER - usually £14
IT STICK - £17
EYE BRIGHT - £14

I wasn't expecting full sized products so that was impressive!


Shamefully, i picked up two magazines and managed to get the BAD GAL LINER, which would've been my first choice and then for £2 i thought i could definately justify the IT STICK ;)



I went to the scan it yourself machines though so i wouldn't look silly buying two of the same magazine ;)

I also picked up more magazine - the one with the voucher to get a free BARRY M DAZZLE DUST :) but i forgot to use my 80p voucher from last week :S

i still have to post my May favourites and there's a product haul to come :)

xxxx
Tasha

May favourites

A week late - oh dear!

Yay for June :) I love June :) - maybe just because it's my birthday month :)
9 days left of my childhood :S

June minus all the exams plus all the sun = a good month :)

Every month i come to do this, the previous month has just flown by in a matter of seconds :O

Sorry for the funny lighting on the photo!

Number one this month definately my FAKEBAKE SELF TAN LOTION. I did a post on different fake tans before: http://wandincluded.blogspot.com/2010/05/fake-tannnn.html

I'm not one of these people that has to wear fake tan all the time but it's fun every now and then :) and this one is amazing :)
Also, i take back what i said about the L'oreal instant spray on tan. I didn't get the point of going to the effort of evenly spraying for it to just wash off but, i went out the other night and felt really pale so hello quick fix tan :) It didn't rub off and looked natural :)


Rimmel Sunshimmer Bronzer in Light Matte: I love this :) On twitter i posted that my boss gave me this :) I love the fact that it is matte because i have ELF's warm brnzer and a few others and they are all REALLY REALLY glittery :) This one isn't to dark either :)



I've had pink glittery nails for like the last 2 weeks :) I randomly felt like jazzing up plain pink a bit - sparkle :) Barry M's light pink and then i think the glitter is Avon's colour trend :)

No7 eyeshadow in no.50 Tender. it's a shimmery pink bronze colour and just gives that finishing touch of colour to an every day make up look :)

Emanuel Ungaro MAC beauty powder in flower mist dew :) This was a bargain from the CCO. It's really pigmented but a great versatile colour for all over or blush :)

Finally, mini L'oreal Elnett hairspray. Before 2010, i would curl my hair maybe once a year seriously but now probably once a week :) My hair is practically straight so it requires a whole can of hairspray to hold it for an hour. Even with this hairspray it falls out by the end of the night so my favourite is more curly hair than actual hairspray ;) oooh and a plus :) i love minature products :) So cute :) and yes, i'm a total sucker for packaging :)

What is your favourite hairspray?

xxxx
Tasha

Sunday, 6 June 2010

mysweetdiarys contest entry :)

This is my entry for mysweetdiarys contest :) Ita a harajuku inspired look :) Her blog is really cute - go check it out :)

Sorry for all the pictures :) - i couldn't pick just one!
It's such a fun idea for a contest :)










xxxx
Tasha

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Miley London!!!

OMG! yesterday, i met Miley Cyrus. If you've read some of my previous posts you might've gathered that i'm a huge fan. Well now, my life is complete!

On Tuesday night, at aroung 11pm my friend suggested that we go to London to try and meet her. I had found out earlier that morning that she was gonna be there. I then showed up at my friends house in my PJ's ready to catch a train from Birmingham the next morning :)

We were the 3rd & 4th people to arrive outside the Radio 1 Studios and therefore were right at the front but we had a huge wait ahead of us! We met loads of new people.

Before Miley arrived, we met Fearne Cotton and saw Chris Moyles! You can actually hear us screaming and then talking on the Radio if any of you listened :)

Miley was rushed in quickly but she spent slightly longer on the way out. She signed a few things and took about 3 pictures and i was lucky enough to get one! It may only be half my face but that is enough :) AND i can cross meeting Miley off my list of things to do before i die :) Although, i do plan on seeing her again :)

Later on, we also met Tobias Mead from BGT.


P.s. Everyone tune in to BGT to watch Miley Perform!!!

xxxx
Tasha

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Mac at the CCO :) & Jack Wills

Last Sunday, me and my friend took a trip to Bicester. It is an outlet village in Oxfordshire and we went because we knew there was a CCO there! (cosmetics company outlet for those that don't know)

It was a really hot day and soo much fun :) i made my first proper MAC purchases!!! i could've spent days just looking at all the make up! For some reason, i had the impression that the CCO would be really trampy and that we would be lucky if we there were a few MAC products about. So, we were real suprised to find MAC stuff all nicely laid out.

i spent £40 and got these 3 things:

i got a mineralised eyeshadow duo in Devil Daycare. £10.50 I love the purple shade :) Then, i got the Emanuel Ungaro beauty powder in Flower mist dew. It's a really nice colour and has good pigmentation. They had some of the beauty powders from the Hello Kitty collection which i found hard to resist due to the beautful packaging but the Emanuel Ungaro one had better pigmentation. £11
i then got a 165 brush which i've been using for blush and bronzer.(contouring) £18.50




Then i got a t shirt from Jack Wills for £14 instead of £34!





Then i got these two bikini tops for £5 each :) instead of £15

Also, a juicy couture store has opened there today! So gutted that we missed it. Another reason to go back :)

xxxx
Tasha

Friday, 21 May 2010

Maxi Dresses

So, the other day i picked up a maxi dress from H&M. It's a bit too long for me but i'm going to take it up :)



I'm 5'7 and personally, i didn't think i was tall enough to pull off a maxi dress but all of my friends have been convincing me to get one :) what height do you think is best to be able to pull off a maxi dress???

I searched for ages - i really wanted a plain black one - kind of sophisticated, more classy then a patterned one :) But, i couldn't find a plain black one anywhere!

Until H&M that is :) Hence, the reason i bought the dress even though it is slightly too long :) It was only £15 and it's really nice material. Thats the same price as the dresses in Primark!

Then, i came home and tried it on and my mum wasn't too impressed but i think it's growing on her :) She doesn't think it is very me but my style is really varied so she only likes half of what i wear anyway. She is all about girly but not grunge ;)

Then, extra goodies for me, my mum said she had some dresses like it somewhere. After digging through her wardrobe i had acquired two 'new' dresses :) I just need to take the sides in a bit :)

I prefer the one that i bought but i'm going to wear the others with some sandals and a nice necklace and and some good old bracelets :)

One of them is a maxi dress and the other knee lengthish :)



Mum also got me this dress from ASDA for £9 i think. It's really flowery and summery :) Asda actually sell some quite nice clothes.



xxxx
Tasha

Clothes & Twitter

What's the best way to start study leave - going shopping of course ;)
that should keep me going for a while!

The weather yesterday was absolutely gorgeous! i was in a dress all day and i was totally overheating but i'm not complaining! I love Summer and this is definately the best weather so far!



Finally, i got a maxi dress!!! yay :) it was £14.99 from H&M. I've got another post coming up on maxi dresses :)



i used a no7 voucher to buy a new eyeliner :) i live in black eyeliner :S i look dead without. The no.7 brand is really good. it has great staying power and doesnt smudge and for £2.50 you can't complain!


This necklace was from Topshop too :) and it was in the sale :) reduced from £10 to £3! Bargain! I really like chains connected together :)



I saw these sandals on the Topshop website in Black and really liked them :) But they were sold out :( and they didn't have them in store so i settled for these :) They were £28.

xxxx
Tasha

i also have a twitter account now :)

http://twitter.com/wand_included

leave me your username if you want me to follow you back :)

Fake Tannnn

I'm not that pale normally but everyone in my family tans so easily compared to me!
Here are a few products i've tried :)



I only use these things every now and then :) and i wouldn't use a sunbed just because of the whole cancer thing so it's better to fake it :)

Garnier Ambre Solaire Face Mist - Lauren at Paris Boutique swears by this :) It is about £7 ish and gives a nice cover in Summer instead of foundation as it's lighter. But, i still end up wearing my foundation and being annoyed when it melts away!


L'oreal Glam Bronze for Legs
- this is a wash off one but personally, i think its too much effort to go through the hassle of applying it evenly just to wash it off at the end of the night :S But, for those of you that aren't as lazy as me it does have really good colour pay off and it doesn't melt away :)

Avon Satin Glow Airbrush Spray - This is a gradual tanner that you apply daily to build up the colour. You don't have to worry about blending it evenly and it gives a nice natural colour but it does have a bit of an alcohol smell to it :(

Fake Bake Original Self Tan Lotion - I LOVE THIS! You have to rub it in evenly and leave it to absorb for about 4 hours but it is worth the colour pay off :) It costs £24 i think but a bottle will last ages if you don't use it every day :)


If the sun stays the way it is though, i think self tanners are going to be out of business ;)



xxxx
Tasha

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

OOTD

Just a quick post for now :) - i'll probably do another one tonight :) Everything is so crazy at the moment because we're leaving school so everyone is rushing around getting yearbooks signed but then i'll be on study leave so expect lots of posts :)

Playsuit - £13 Primark




Not much for an OOTD but the picture in my haul post didn't do it justice :)

xxxx
Tasha

Thursday, 13 May 2010

OOTD





Top: Beatles museum in Liverpool ;)
Shorts: Old Jeans that i cut off myself :)
Tights: Marks & Spencer - aha.
Bracelets: New Look
Boots: New Look

xxxx
Tasha

Sunday, 9 May 2010

yo :)

Blogger has not liked me this week! Everytime i've done a post, it has deleted itself and then autosaved when there is nothing to be saved, making me lose it all :( THREE times that has happened this week :( - which hasn't made me want to rewrite the posts :(

i ordered some grunge boots from New Look from the teen section :) It goes up to size 5 so i fit :) and they were only £25. i've wanted some for agesss but i've been trying to convince myself i didn't need them but 6 months later i still want them so i thought why not :)

New Look also have buy one get one free on all their jewellery at the moment - how good is that! So, i ordered a set of the same bracelets in both black and gold. £8 each.

i paid £4 postage and then only got the bracelets :( The boots were out of stock :( if they'd have told me, i wouldn't have brought the bracelets online, so at least they were BOGOF.

i think a picture from their website will be better...




Look out for a few haul posts to come :)

xxxx
Tasha

Monday, 3 May 2010

Doll contest

A lot of you probably saw Annabella's doll contest and i think a few of you entered it :) so good luck :)

I was going to enter but i completely forgot to put my post up in time :(

But as i already took the pictures i'm going to put them up for your entertainment anyway :)









xxxx
Tasha