Monday, 30 January 2012

Giveaway winner announced!

Great news all round today so not only I am revealing the winner of my first giveaway but I had a phone call from New Look to say I had won the competition!!!! So thank you all who voted for me -bloggers, tweeters, facebookers and even non virtual friends!! I am over the moon, I get to go down to London on Thursday and I will be starring in a photo shoot :) - I'll be sure to take my camera and I will write a blog about my experience! I wonder what style they will put me in?!!?

I went into Boots yesterday to purchase the Barry M nail varnish which is part of the giveaway and opted for the Gold Crackle effect, a lot of people have the black so I figured gold would be a good one to give away!

So the luck winner is.....Libby!! Congratulations Libby, I have sent you an email so check your inbox!

Once again thanks so much to everyone who did vote, and I hope one of you will win the £50 from New Look!

Dress Me Up

I love this look - so simple yet so quirky! That burgandy skirt will be mine... going to have to purchase it sharpish! I'm also loving the grey wedge heel, so cute! All the garments from this look can be found on ASOS

Today is meant to be the first day back at Unni however we have had an email to say there are no seminars in week 1, so another day off! I think I will spend my time wisely and ebay some stuff (need to make money to purchased my newly desired skirt!). 

Also, the giveaway is now closed, I will be contacting the lucky winner today so keep an  eye out on your inbox! 

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

My first blog giveaway/competition! Win a Glam Nails pamper pack!

I have entered a competition with New Look and the winner gets to go down to London and star in a blog video and gets to keep the outfit (wooo) but the winner is picked on the one with the highest votes, so I thought I’d run my own little competition for those people who spare a vote for me!!
So in order to enter my competition all you need to do is  go to this link and just click vote! Simples!! The competition will run until Sunday 29th January 2012 midnight (the same time the New Look competition ends). 

What you can win!

The prize is a fab nail pamper pack! Which includes:
* Nailene studio nails and adhesive nail tabs, these fab false nails take away the hassle of an hour-long mani - simply stick them on with the adhesive tabs provided for a fab look in minutes!
* Nail Foils – quick and easy way to glam up your nails
* Manicure set!
* Barry M Nail Polish – colour to be decided as I will go out and purchase it, the one in the piccy is my old one (don’t worry not flogging that away!)

New Look are also offering every voter a chance to win £50 New Look voucher!

I will pick a winner at random on Monday the 30th January from all the people who have commented below saying they have done so, so once you have voted just come back here and let me know and you are in the draw!! Please become a follower of my blog also. (Competition only open to the UK sorry). If you could leave your email address/twitter as a means of me to contact you if you win!

Thank you!!

For more competition visit theprizefinder <a href="" title=" - home of competitions and prize winning" target="_blank">ThePrizeFinder - UK Competitions</a>

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

I had every intention to leave my house...

...But then is started raining. I know it sounds strange but I just don't know what to do with myself, I have another few days of holiday left until I start Uni again and instead of cherishing every last second I'm just lying in bed doing nothing!! I planned on today being different, I got up and got dressed - (playsuit and tights... this horrible weather does not mean I have to wear jeans every day) and then looked out of the window. No thanks - back to bed! I suppose this is what holidays and days off are for... doing nothing!

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Dress me up in...

I'm really getting in the mood for spring, the season that's like the equivalent to a warm-up act for the headliner! Everything is summer orientated but with a climatised twist! Skirts are longer and heels are higher... come summer it will be mini's and flip flops whereas above it's maxi's and wedges. Love the splash colour in the above outfit, just really livens up a crisp white shirt. The skirt itself is a beauty, the way it flows makes it perfect for those pesky winds! Nothing overly complicated with the above outfit... that's why I love it!

Girls on Tour - Bulgaria style!

After coming across the competition on Thomas Cook it inspired me to write down my embarrassing and fun travel story of me and the girls in Bulgaria! The competition ends on Monday and a winner will be announced on Tuesday, with the winner receiving a shiny new Kindle!!!  For more details check out the Thomas Cook page :

I thought long and hard as to which holiday story to relive and after a catch-up and walk down memory lane with my oldest pal, we concluded that it had to be our Holiday to Bulgaria in 2008.

Everything about the holiday was spontaneous- right down to when we booked it, which was on a hung-over Saturday morning, our university loans had come through and we were on the prowl in town for some greasy food relief and as we were walking we noticed an offer in Thomas Cook window- Within half an hour our details were process and our Bulgarian holiday was booked, it’s not every day I hand over £300 without any qualms or thoughts, but we really needed a treat to help us overcome our headaches!!

We managed to persuade another of our friends to book on so flying out in September was me, Leanne and Sam- 3 girls ready for adventure!

An adventure is what we got!! Firstly, we missed our transfer to the hotel as we stupidly got the times wrong and were far too giddy, this meant we were running around Sofia airport trying to work out where we had to go, how much taxis were, how long the wait would be and so on! This was a struggle in itself with the language barriers. By some stroke of luck we bumped into a group of 4 girls who were staying at a hotel down the road from us who had also missed the bus! We soon got chatting and booked a mini bus to take us there and a great friendship began to form! We then spent the whole holiday with Nicola, Sarah, Laura and Evie and they really did help make it a holiday to remember – Thanks girls!

After one crazy night out we left the club to be greeted by a huge downpour of rain – it was torrential!! It was crazy to think in the day we had been sunbathing and then hours later we were soaked! Everyone from the club was running towards the hotel in the rain, it was hilarious!! It was a swarm of holidaymakers all running around like headless chickens – I mean half of us were British so surely we were accustomed to this sort of thing?!! After the excitement of running back to the hotel in the rain a few of the lads we met decided to jump in the pool and we had our very own pool party, with the added rain! The experience was surreal and one I will never forget!

However, our favourite story from that trip has to be my awful Segway experience! After the torrential rain the weather had took a turn for the worse and the sun had gone in (turns out Sunny Beach isn’t always sunny!)  so we decided to give the beach a miss and explore the local town and my friends though there would be no better way to explore than on Segways….  I’d like to add that I’m not a fan of anything that moves for me… that’s a long list which includes piggybacks, bikes and escalators so a Segway ride wasn’t on my list of things to do!

I didn’t want to be left out so I rented a Segway also, we had “half an hour of fun” or so the sign in the rental place said, but for me it was far from fun!  Firstly, my Segway was making a strange noise which didn’t help calm my nerves at all and the faster I got the more loud the ticking noise was.  Then in my state of panic I couldn’t break as I was squeezing the handles bars and not the break bars so I was whizzing through a quiet town screaming thinking that it would never stop, one of the locals saw my panic and started running after me shouting “stop – faulty motor- danger”.  Meanwhile my friends were in uncontrollable hysterics as they watched me have a panic! I finally came to a holt when I knocked into a parked motorbike which was rather embarrassing to say the least! It was then that I realised that there wasn’t a problem with the Segway it was just me being silly and not pressing the breaks! However, not wanting to seem stupid I went back and traded in my Segway for another one… WHICH MADE AN EVEN LOUDER NOISE!! Both my friends had smooth running, virtually silent Segway’s whereas I was lumbered with something that sounded like it was on its last wheels! After the embarrassment of what happened I made sure I was travelling very slow, in fact I was so slow that my friends had sped off in front having the time of their life whilst I shakingly rode through the town slower that a parked car. I finally made it to the rental shop where both my friends were waiting (still laughing their heads off) and breathed a sigh of relief… well until I was handed a late fine, turns out my slow speed didn’t pay off and I was 10 minutes late so I had to pay double for such a traumatic experience!  Me and my friends still laugh about the story now and they can’t wait to get me on another Segway!
Below is a picture of us moments after we purchased them…. If only I knew then what I know now!!

It was a great holiday, I met some fantastic people and had a great time, and just thinking about it has made me want to book another holiday…. Right I’m off to find my passport – where do you recommend?!

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Miss Selfridge has some gorgous new season stock coming in at the minute, popped in the other day and fell in love with this green pencil skirt. Here I'm wearing it with a Topshop bustier and New Look wedges #whoneedsdesigner?

Dress Me Up

I could spend hours trawling through ASOS creating outfits however it just depresses me as I have no money to purchase a new wardrobe! My favourite piece from above has to be The Tassel chain Strap Bag by Moschino,  although a massive reduction from it's original price tag £386, the sale price of £115 is still  way out of my budget!

My obsession of midi skirts has creeped in, I just love how versatile they are! This one pictured is only £10, surely an excuse to buy it every colour going.

Monday, 16 January 2012

Domestic Goddess

Ever since university I have developed a passion for food and cooking and I have decided I will now take pictures of the things i cook and upload onto here!

Watch this space!

Rad Sheep

I'm lucky enough to have started a job alongside my degree in which i am the marketing assitant for Rad Sheep - A UK manufacturer of teamwear and sports kits.

I will be taking over their blog and social media aspects so please check it out!

So please check it out!

If you can think of anything you would like to see on it let me know :)