Sunday, 23 December 2012

Christmas Party Night OOTN

So, Christmas is right around the corner and I'm completely ready and have had a stress free weekend unlike my mother who only went shopping for the first time yesterday and only got the decorations down yesterday too! So glad i'm organised!

We went to a Christmas Party the other week with some friends. It was at a hotel so we stayed overnight and we got to use their spa facilities in the daytime. It was really nice and relaxing and i'd definitely do it again! 

In the evening, we were greeted with yummy mulled cider which I think is my new favourite! We then had a 5 course sit down meal with 5 bottles of complimentary wine aha. There was 8 of us in total. We then got to dance the night away before heading upstairs to bed.


Make up for the night. I had Katy Perry for Eylure lashes on. If i'd have had time I would've curled my hair but I didn't get round to it!


I haven't worn a knee length dress before but Ryan swayed me to get one and I actually really liked it. This one was in the sale and I got it for £20 from Dorothy Perkins.

My earrings were £11 from River Island.

Excuse the picture quality of this one!


Me & Ryan :)

I actually had 3 dresses to choose from as I was worried that I would be at the hotel getting ready and then panic that I didn't like it! I'll do posts on them later!


Me & Ryan :)



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I picked up this bag on the day of the party. It was £14.99 from T K Maxx and is from a brand called Volum. They have a huge variety and there are some good prices in there too!


I finally picked up the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer that everyone raves about. For £4 something it definitely does a good job. 

Are you all ready for Christmas?

xxxx
Tasha

Monday, 17 December 2012

New Look's Christmas Party Blogger Competition

New Look are hosting a competition with the chance to win 1 of 5 £100 vouchers. It ends tonight so you'll have to be quick but you can find out the details here.

All images from NewLook.com, links below

Christmas and New Year are all about wearing sparkly, glittery things to me so here's my dress choice and accessories that I would pair it with! I'd say that i'm an hourglass shape so this dress would be quite flattering.

Dress - £44.99
Heels - £29.99
Earrings - £3.99
Bag - £12.99
Cuff Bracelet - £5.99
Ring - £3.99

New Look's jewellery is on buy one get one free at the moment which is a great deal especially for stocking fillers!

This outfit totals £97.95 including the BOGOF offer :)

xxxx
Tasha



Sunday, 16 December 2012

Glossybox December 2012

As I was unwrapping my Glossybox, I was really excited as it smelt absolutely amazing! Turns out this was because my Mary Greenwell Lemon perfume sample had smashed.  Glossybox are going to send me another one out but as it's only a perfume sample i'm not really that bothered. I'm pleased with the rest of the contents though!


Pretty Packaging :)


My favourite item is definitely the Seche Nail Varnish. Normally make up items that I receive in my Glossybox are colours that I wouldn't really wear but this is perfect :) It's like a pearly pink and is good after one coat.


Sleek Lipstick: This is a nice product to get, I would've preferred a pink/nude colour as I don't really wear red but i'm sure i'll use it sometimes.


SMASHED :(

xxxx
Tasha





Wednesday, 12 December 2012

To buy or not to buy?

image from Boots website

The Soap and Glory set from Boots goes on sale this Friday 14th December! The set is currently on sale for £60 but contains over £70 worth of products. In the sale it goes down to £27!

They reduce the giant soap and glory set every year usually the week before Christmas so it's always worth waiting till then to get it. 

I didn't get it last year but I did get it the year before but i'm undecided whether to pick it up this year! Simply because I have loads of S&G products on the go at the moment and am really trying to reduce all the products that I have but who can resist a good deal?

The offer goes on till Thursday 20th December but they end to sell quite quickly.

Contents:

  • Clean On Me shower gel, 500ml (£5.50)
  • The Righteous Butter body butter, 300ml (£10.50)
  • Peaches and Clean cleansing milk, 200ml (£7)
  • Sugar Crush body scrub, 300ml (£8)
  • Heel Genius foot mask, 125ml (£5.50)
  • Smoothie Star body lotion, 500ml (£10)
  • Hand Food hand cream, 125ml (£5)
  • Super-Colour Sexy Mother Pucker lip plumper in Punch Bowl, 3ml (£9)
  • Thick and Fast mascara, 10ml (£10)


I love Soap & Glory's Clean On Me and have just finished mine so it's tempting, you can see my review for it here.

I am using up a bottle of Peaches and Clean at the moment and it is definitely something that I will repurchase when it's finished.

I've actually tried all the body products expect Heel Genius and the Smoothie Star Body Lotion before and really like them all. 

But, I'm not really a fan of the Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Plumper and for some reason that is putting me of trying the mascara.

After writing all the products out and realising that I do really like most of them, I think I am going to try and get this on Friday :)

You can order it online too but there is a £2.95 p&p charge.

Will any of you be getting this?

xxxx
Tasha

Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet Haul - New Shoes :)

12/12/12 ;) I'm back from been away on holiday and settling back into work so blogging can recommence! I cannot believe how cold it is outside, I am wrapping up in practically tonnes of layers just to go to work.

So whilst away on holiday, we were literally in the middle of nowhere which in some ways was nice but been a city girl, I really do like my shops! Luckily, I have a fiancĂ©e who knows that and happily suggested a day out to Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet even though it was 2 hours away. <3 nbsp="nbsp" p="p">

You can see what I picked up last time I went here.


My plan was to find a dress to wear to a Christmas Party that we had at the weekend but I found shoes before I found a dress so I ended up matching my dress to my shoes rather than the other way around.

We walked into LK Bennett (where I got my bag last time!) and these shoes were on display in purple, turquoise and mustard yellow. They were cute so I picked them up to look at the price and they were reduced from £250 to only £40. I had to look twice and get Ryan to check as I thought that couldn't be right aha.




How pretty is the heel :) When I first wore them it was so strange having to pull the protective film layer of the bottom of the shoe it was like ripping paper!



Then, I picked up these earring sets for £15 each as I decided it was time to stop wearing cheap rubbish earrings that make your ears go black so these are versatile for everyday wear :)



xxxx
Tasha



Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Update

At the moment I am on holiday in the middle of nowhere! Not even sure if this is going to post but I'm going to try :) We're currently driving out of the way to get to Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet :)

Just before we left home, I found out that I had won a raffle prize at our local Christmas fair -

You had to guess the dogs name - I spent a pound and actually won aha - his name is Cinnamon :)

xxxx
Tasha





Thursday, 29 November 2012

November Empties




My favourite product here is definitely the Soap & Glory Clean on Me Shower Gel. As soon as I use up a few other shower gels that i've got i'll be repurchasing this! <3 a="a" can="can" check="check" href="http://wandincluded.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/soap-glory-clean-on-me-review.html" my="my" out="out" review="review" target="_blank" you="you">here
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Batiste Dry Shampoo is just a typical product for my empties. I will repurchase this till the end of the earth.

I always buy Revlon Colorstay Foundation but I actually tried the Revlon Photoready Foundation. As it is called Photoready, I wrongly assumed that it wouldn't contain SPF but no, it does and therefore gives me a white face in flash photography. I'm going to stick with the Colorstay as its lasting power is much better.

Benefit Lip Gloss, her glossiness: This was cute but really sticky and not something that I would repurchase.

Bassett's Soft & Chewy Active Health Vitamins: I always get ill constantly so this is me trying to  help myself. Not sure if its working but these taste like sweets so i'm going to stick with them!

Tigi Love, Peace and Planet Conditioner: This smells amazing and is really moisturising and it was also a bargain considering it was on clearance in TK Maxx for £2.

Finally, the Colour Extreme Hairspray in white is what I used for Halloween. It was from Boots and was about £3 but it didn't really do anything so I wouldn't buy it again. However, I have bought something really exciting for colouring hair, it's not going to arrive for about two weeks but i'm excited to share it with you guys!

xxxx
Tasha


Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Stocking Fillers Haul :)


December is just around the corner so it's definitely time to start thinking about Christmas! We've had our Christmas tree up at work for a few weeks now already and Christmas music is playing repeatedly. 

Here are some goodies that I picked up at the weekend which I think would make great stocking fillers eventhough the girly things are actually for me! 


Owl Phone Sock: Urban Outfitters
Scrapbook: Paperchase
Watch: River Island
Stress Ball Rubix Cube: Urban Outfitters
NYX Glitter Palettes: River Island


I also picked up this money box from Urban Outfitters for my brother :)

xxxx
Tasha

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Pretty Shoes and TK Maxx

I successfully managed to get some Christmas presents at the weekend, mainly thanks to TK Maxx! I love TK Maxx as there is almost everything you want and you can find some real beauty bargains in there.

I got a lot of presents which I might do a post about later but here are some shoes that I picked up for myself :)

Wanted Shoes - £19.99

I also upgraded my phone to the iPhone 4S in white :) I'm excited to get some really cool apps!

xxxx
Tasha



Glossybox November 2012

So, my Glossybox has finally arrived! But, I think it was worth the wait :) I'm actually really impressed with this months box - it's a lot better than the Selfridges bag!

•Alison Claire body butter
•Dermologica daily microfoliant
•Burberry body perfume
•Nails inc top coat
• Ayuuri natural sandalwood face cream

The body butter smells amazing so that's always a bonus.

I'm interested to try the microfoliant as it looks like talcum powder!

Anyone else impressed this month?!

xxxx
Tasha

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Liebster Award

I would like to say a big thank you to Gemma for nominating me for the Liebster Award!





The Rules! 

You must post 11 random facts about yourself.

You must answer 11 questions from the person who chose you.

You must create a new set of 11 questions for who you tag.

You must tag 11 blogs with under 200 followers and let them know. You can not tag back.

My Facts.

  • I have 2 chinchilas and a lizard as pets.
  • I hate fish and the only meat that I eat is chicken.
  • I'm really quite clever but have no common sense whatsoever!
  • I hate the colour orange.
  • I always wear silver jewellery and rarely gold.
  • I love lemonade with lime but half of my glass has to be lime.
  • I can't stand the smell of vanilla which is unfortunate in relation to MAC lipsticks.
  • I am kind of obsessed with the peace sign and generally buy anything I see with it on.
  • I love photos.
  • I am awful at knowing where places are on a map even if I've been there.
  • I adore Disney even though my mum's been telling me that i'm too old for it since I was about 12

My questions from Gemma: 

Who's your favourite blogger?

This is a tough one! I'm not sure but one of my recent favourites is Sophie @ PunkyPugs who actually won my giveaway. Her blog is doing so well. My favourite youtuber is definitely FleurdeForce.

What made you start blogging in the first place?

Me and my friend have watched Youtube videos for absolutely years and were always too scared to do it ourselves. Then I discovered the blogging world and secretly decided that I could do it too. It's only recently that my friends and family have actually known about my blog.

What one product do you swear by?

 I love Rimmel's Stay Matte Powder and have constantly repurchased it probably more than ten times now. I always get the transparent shade.

What's the worst fashion trend at the moment?

 I'm not joining the camo army print trend at all. It reminds me of when I was about ten and it was really chavvy. Khaki isn't a colour I really like so yeah. No offence to anyone who likes it!

Favourite place to eat?

My favourite meal is like a Sunday Dinner and my Mum has never been one to cook it every Sunday but I love it so i'm going to say Toby Carvery aha eventhough I majorly over fill my plate and look like a pig! I also love salad bowls at the Harvester!

Best date?

 I love the German Christmas Markets so probably there. They're in town now so I can't wait to go! Me and Ryan went there for our second date and ate loads of food before heading off to Pizza Express. Strangely, our first date was actually at the park.

Who was the last person you called?

My phone accidently rang the person at the top of my contact list last but before that Ryan, ny fiancee, this is getting a bit repetitive but yeah, I always ring Ryan and text everyone else :S

What three things would you buy if you won the lottery?

A house would come in handy considering I am saving to move out. Then, a pink Mini or Beetle because I want a pink car! My silver one just isn't doing it for me! If it was feasible, I would have it spray painted pink :) Either a really expensive handbag or pair of shoes would be next because who wouldn't do that?! Obviously if I did win the lottery I'd be generous with my money too!

What's your occupation and what's your dream job?

I'm a Pharmacy Dispenser training to be a Pharmacy Technician and also a quit smoking advisor. I don't know if I really have a dream job but it would probably be something that incorporated shopping and maybe even clothes and make up ;) and business because I loved studying Business Studies at A- Level. Ooooh and I like photography!

Chocolate or sweets?

This is a tricky one because I have the biggest sweet tooth in the world. My eating habits are atrocious; I regularly have a chocolate bar for breakfast (usually a Twirl or peanut butter Kitkat aha) but then I love sweets just as much and pretty much always have reserves in my bag! I think chocolate may have the edge at the moment though.

What's your favourite magazine?

More definitely! I used to have a subscription but it ran out and I haven't got round to renewing it. Boooo!


My questions for you:

  1. Where did your blog name come from?
  2. What main item is on your holiday wishlist?
  3. What is your all time favourite perfume?
  4. Do you have any beauty box subscriptions?
  5. Where is your favourite place in the world?
  6. Who is your favourite Disney character?
  7. Where do you see yourself in 5 years times?
  8. Who is your favourite singer/band?
  9. What item of clothing do you always reach for?
  10. New make up or new clothes?
  11. What lipstick shade do you tend to go for?
I nominate:


I've been meaning to do this post for almost two weeks so it's time to just get it out there!

xxxx
Tasha



OOTD

I'm glad it's the weekend! Hopefully going to do some Christmas shopping today and hopefully upgrade my phone too! I have a Blackberry with a battery that dies after 2 hours which is ridiculous, I think I want to get a white Iphone :) 

I'm still waiting for my Glossybox to arrive. When they used to deliver through Royal Mail, I always got it the same day that they sent the despatched email but now its changed to courier and I got that email 3 days ago, booooo. Impatient I know :/ 


Leather Jacket: H&M this season £29.99
Snood: Primark £5 
Trousers: New Look £19.99
Boots: Treds £39.99






xxxx
Tasha

Friday, 16 November 2012

Selfridges The Beauty Workshop Lucky Bag

So, after missing the delivery man yesterday, I received my lucky bag today!


Here's what I got:


I really wanted the sparkly duck lip balm a lot of people got! Sad I know but it was really cute.

xxxx
Tasha

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

OOTD

I set up an email reminder for The Beauty Workshop Lucky Bag that got released today. I woke up at ten to eight to see the email had been sent at half five this morning! Then, I had a panic that they would be sold out but i've managed to order one and they are still in stock.... so there was no point getting up early!  It was £15 plus £4.95 p&p, so i'm looking forward to getting this in the post. 



Excuse my messy room!

Top: Oasis £18
Neclace: Primark £3
Leather Strip Leggings: Topshop £25
Shoes: Dizzy £20


xxxx
Tasha

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Primark Haul

I hate the Primark by me and literally haven't been in about 7 months as everything is just so messy and there are so many people in there pushing and shoving that you just can't move! But, my car isn't working at the moment so I thought it was a good excuse to get the bus to town as I don't really drive into town anyway. 

I went to pick up some long sleeve t shirts to wear under my work uniform but they're just plain and boring so I didn't include them but here are a few other things that I picked up.


Snood - £5

I love this colour at the moment and it's quite cute.


When I do go to Primark, I always look at the jewellery because it's so cheap that it doesn't matter if it breaks! This was only £3.


Again, cheap earrings £2, I always lose earrings so for this price it really doesn't matter!


Socks :) 2 in a pack £2.



Pyjamas

I really didn't need pyjamas but they have so many nice pairs in Primark!

Rose fleece shorts set £6
Patterned leggings set £8

xxxx
Tasha


Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Christmas Gift Ideas for Him

Every birthday and Christmas, I ask myself what shall I buy him? It's so hard to come up with things unique when somebody buys everything they want anyway.

Ryan actually came up with this idea himself and he saved the design so i've gone and ordered them :)

Design your own converse.




These ones worked out at £54 with £8ish postage which is quite a bit for delivery. The estimated arrival time is 2-3 weeks. I like the fact that you can put your name on them but I think that's because I could never get anything with my name on as a kid in the gift shops, everything said Natasha rather than just Tasha.

I had a play around at making my own but I wouldn't buy them for myself because I rarely wear trainers and the ones I designed cost £66. I could buy some cute heels with that!







I might do a post at a later date on what else i'm getting for Ryan but I don't want him to see! He's adamant that he doesn't read my posts but i'm not sure and he might be tempted if he knows his presents are on here!

xxxx
Tasha

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Top Fall Nail Polishes

I think this is the first year that i've really appreciated autumn. I'm actually really liking the change in fashion this year which I don't ever remember noticing before.

So, here are the nail polishes that i've been reaching for recently (when I don't have a set of my trusty Impress Nails on).




Rimmel Wear Max 405 fantasy £3.49ish usually


This was a freebie at the Clothes Show 2 years ago. It's somewhere between a purple and burgundy colour with glitter. This lasts really well chip free and you could even get away with one coat but I prefer two.

  • Value for money rating: 4/5

Barry M 293 Grey £2.99

Barry M has such a good colour selection but I have found myself edging away from them lately as so many of my older polishes have dried up. This one is still going strong and is a good tone this season. It has good staying power after two coats.

  • Value for money rating: 3/5

Topshop Nails Neutral £5

This was a gift and it's a really nice colour but you do need a few coats to build it up. I like my nail colour to be opaque but maybe that's just me.
  • Value for money rating: 3/5

Orly Ruby

I got this minature Orly polish in a Glossybox. I'm not quite sure what price full size Orly nail varnishes retail for but i'm thinking about £9? I love this colour and it's definitely my favourite shade but it chips so bad!

  • Value for money rating: 2/5 :(

Umberto Giannini Navy

This nail varnish came in one of Umberto Giannini's hair gift sets last Christmas. I don't know if they sell cosmetics separately but it's actually a good polish. The colour pay off is really high and it lasts really well but it does stain your nails if you don't use a base coat.


  • Value for money rating: 3.5/5

Do you have any of these? 

xxxx
Tasha

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Giveaway Winner

Thank you to everyone who entered my giveaway, now time for the winner.....

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/01597b0/"


Congratulations to Sophie of PunkyPugs, you are the winner of my 50 follower giveaway! I've sent you an email so if you get back to me, I can send your prizes out to you :)

Inslee Haynes Illustrations

xxxx
Tasha

Friday, 2 November 2012

Soap & Glory Clean on Me Review

So yes, this is really only a shower gel but it is amazing!

I got this in the Christmas set they had last year and it has sat on my shelf waiting to be used as I have collected a billion shower gels that need using up!

Why I started with the biggest bottle going, I do not know!

Well, I've been using this for about 2 months now which sounds ridiculous but the contents seem to be never ending. I am showering everyday I promise.


 
 
So, onto the magic differentiating it from any ordinary shower gel........

It's also a moisturiser!

Sometimes I simply don't have the time to moisturise after showering which is bad i know but that's why we now have Clean On Me for a quick fix. 

I get out the shower with the feeling that my moisturiser has just absorbed. So, that's a bonus because you miss the sticky inbetween part waheyy!

This ml bottle retails at £ and considering how long it's lasted as well you can't complain!

xxxx
Tasha

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Halloween NOTD



I thought these were Halloween appropriate.
Impress nails in Space Cadet.

There are some amazing tutorials on blogs and Youtube, if only I was creative and skilled enough to be able to do it myself!

xxxx
Tasha