Friday, 6 October 2017

Vlogtober ... what's it all about?

Hi guys and welcome back. I just wanted to share something really exciting that I am doing over on YouTube. I have decided to take part in Vlogtober which is to basically blog every single day for the full month of October. Now I was a little late to the party and started it on the 2nd but I am really enjoying it. I would love for you to pop over and have a look.

Here is my video from day 5



I would love for you to subscribe and carry on watching for the rest of October. I shall be back soon with some more posts and hopefully something crafty before too long.

Take care and sweet dreams xxx

Sunday, 1 October 2017

First impressions - GWA Natural palette & 2 Maybelline lipsticks - and link to a bargain price!!!

Hi everyone and happy October!! I can't believe it is this far into the year already. I really love autumn though and the changing leaves are so pretty.

I popped into town today and I bought a few new bits of makeup. I got the Natural palette from GWA and also 2 lipsticks from Maybelline.





So first things first. The palette by Girls with Attitude. It has 12 shadows in it and are, as it suggests, a very neutral palette. 

GWA Natural eyes 12 piece eyeshadow palette









There are 12 shades in the palette with a mix of matte, sheen and shimmer. I swatched the shadows onto my arm and first impressions are that the shimmer shades are really pigmented however the matte shades really do struggle to give much pay off and are quite patchy with just one sweep.



I would need to work with this palette to see if the shades are buildable or not. I do think the shimmer shades are very pigmented and are really pretty though and great for an every day look or to add some shimmer to an evening look.



Next up are two lipsticks by Maybelline. I usually struggle to find a shade that suits me but not today - I think the lipstick fairies were smiling on me today because I found not one but two..... yes TWO beautiful shades.



The first shade I tried was shade 630 and I cannot believe that it is on Amazon for only £2.50 .... argh I paid £6.99!!!! I think I am going to have to stock up on some more shades!



The colour is so nice on and I just love it. It feels really nourishing without being to heavy. One of my new favourites.
The next one I bought was in shade 240 and boy oh boy it is so pretty.


It is a really pretty mauve shade with a gold shimmer. I do not usually like shimmery lipsticks because I usually find them really drying on my lips but wow, wow, wow ..... this is unbelievable. It is so gorgeous and feels really moist. I had thought the previous lipstick was my favourite but honestly this one just pips it! 

I have put a video up on YouTube if you want to see how the eyeshadows and lipstick look 'in real life'


I am delighted with my purchases today. I hope you have found this useful. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday and I will be back again soon 
xxx








Friday, 29 September 2017

A few photos from my trip to the coast

Hi, I just thought I would share a few photographs I took last week whilst we were at our caravan which is on the East coast near Filey in North Yorkshire. I think I need to start taking my proper camera with me, it is just so beautiful.

All the photos I took were just using my iPhone but I think they turned out ok.

Whitby Abbey

Whitby Abbey

The Church of Saint Mary, Whitby

The beach between Filey and Hunmanby Gap

Hunmanby Gap

Hunmanby Gap


I hope you enjoyed my photos. We were so lucky with the weather and I really enjoyed taking photos of the gorgeous scenery. Looking forward to the changing seasons and weather which should add some real interest to my future photos.

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend (hang in there, its almost here)

xxx

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Latest in Beauty unboxing | Beauty over 40


Good evening everyone, I hope you are having a good day .... hang in there it's almost the weekend thank goodness. 

It was my late finish tonight but the good news is it also meant that I start at lunch so I was able to pop to the Post Office and collect my parcel that I missed yesterday.

It was the best type of post .... goodies for me!

I have become slightly obsessed with beauty boxes over the past few months. I just love the whole idea of getting lots of new things to try each month. My parcel today is by Latest in Beauty and it is the first time I have had a box from them.





I have subscribed to this one because I was with YOU Beauty but they have now merged with Latest in Beauty so I took up this in place of it. Because I had transferred over I got a free product worth £53 ....wow!!!!

You can choose either 3, 6 or 9 products and can either get a monthly subscription or a one off box. I have signed up for a monthly box (cos I am just greedy) which means I choose 9 products for £18 (not £25 like I mentioned ... oops)  a month including postage. I just love my new box so much. If you would like to see me unboxing it and giving first impressions of my box just have a peep at my video over on my YouTube channel. 





Haha, ignore my upside down thumbnail - I now know if you take your photo with your iPhone and it is upside down you can't get it to show the right way round.

There is also a code for £3 off one of the products in the video.

If you like my video remember to give me a thumbs up and I would love it if you could subscribe to my channel. 

We are going to our caravan tomorrow - I cannot wait! See you all soon xxx

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Oh so nosey

Good evening. Well half way through the week already and I have been having a good old snoop around blogland. It is so lovely looking through my reading list and rediscovering old favourites. I am so happy there are lots of familiar faces still about. Quite a few blogs with no recent posts but as I know all too well we all need a break from time to time. 

I have started to leave the odd comment here and there - why do I feel so nervous. Will anyone remember me? I would really love it if any of my old buddies would drop me a message to let me know how you are doing. I feel about 90% certain I am going to start some cardmaking again. That's the thing once you start looking at all the beautiful creations out there. I am so worried I can't remember how to make a card. Oh well, I learned once so I can learn again.

So that's all I wanted to say tonight. Just short and sweet. 2 more days at work and then I am heading off to our holiday home on the coast. I am so ready for a break and the sea air will be just what I need. I might even pack some stamped images and my copics - now there's an idea ......

Night gorgeous bloggers, see you all again soon 
xxx

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Crochet on a rainy night

What a rainy night it is tonight. I finished work at 6pm then headed off home where my hairdresser came round to do my hair - cut and colour so all they roots have gone for now. 

Now time to relax ..... watching The Great British Bake Off .... bread week tonight ..... and as I listen to the rain pouring down outside it is time for a little crochet. 




Just a simple corner to corner blanket with magic wool that I picked up from a local store. I started with a different pattern but I didn't like how it was working up. I am so much happier with this pattern. I will try to save some wool to make a matching baby hat too to complete the set. 

I will post the competed blanket when I have finished it.

Have a lovely evening xx


Everyone loves a giveaway ....

Good morning my lovelies, so I have been having a bit of a think and what better what to getting back into the swing of things than to have a giveaway!! I shall be back with more details but to make sure you are in with a chance head over to my YouTube channel and subscribe to my channel and leave me a comment about what you would like to see on my blog and on my YouTube.



I am so excited to be back, remember to let me know what you would like to see
xxx




Monday, 11 September 2017

At last, the need to blog has bitten me in the butt

Good evening guys. Well I have said it a few times over the last couple of years but this time I mean it - I am back!! I have really missed blogging and I think now is the time to get back to a couple of regular posts a week. I am also trying my hand at YouTube - boy is that hard. I love to talk but omg it is so difficult. I feel such a techno failure at the moment. Even my blog seems so alien to me now. 

Hopefully that will all change soon and it will be like putting on a pair of old comfy slippers. I am not even sure who still blogs any more out of all us oldies that seemed to be around when blogging first took off.

All my craft stash is packed away in the loft and I must admit I am getting the odd urge to go up there and start unpacking it all. God knows if I could even make a card any more - and as for copics - can I even still colour?

Really looking forward to getting back online. I hope I can shout on a few of you if I get stuck along the way - ooh I am so excited. Right, that's it for now - just taken me bloody ages to upload a video .... haha was I ever that bad at my blog? If I wasnt before I sure feel it now. Off for a quick look on my feed to see who is still around.

Take care my lovelies and hope to catch up with you soon xxxxx

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Seventeen Stay Pout Lipstick Review


Hi everyone and welcome to a brand new type of post for me. I thought it would be fun to review some makeup products and see if they do as they claim.

Whilst shopping in town i popped into Boots and had a browse around the different makeup. I have been looking for a lipstick for work that is long lasting so I do not have to reapply it. There are so many brands claiming to do this and it gets so confusing.

Anyway, I spotted a brand I have not used in years! And when I say years I mean years. I used to use this as a teenager because it is so affordable. Seventeen is still as good value as ever although there are even more affordable brands out there nowadays. Luckily Seventeen also has an offer of buy one item get one half price so it would have been rude not to buy something.

I chose a lipstick from the ‘Stay Pout’ range which is supposed to be long wearing. It is under £5 and there are 15 shades to chose from (but the shade I wanted was out of stock … grrrrr). I ended up choosing ‘Just a Fling’ which is a nice peachy nude perfect for daytime wear.

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I have uploaded a video onto YouTube showing how it applied and then I did a few check ins throughout the day after eating and drinking to show how well it was holding up to it’s claims. You can view the video below….



I think this lipstick was ok as far as lipsticks go. It lasted fairly well but no where near what I was expecting. It was a nice formula and felt comfortable to wear however I think that it would need reapplying after 4- 5 hours. I would be happy to purchase again in another shade.

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

I have a YouTube channel!


Hi guys, well I am back posting ..... sort of. I have ventured in YouTube .... ooh it is a very scary place and so different to blogging. It is fair to say my videos are pretty basic at the moment but hopefully soon I will be an editing whizz!

I am hoping to bring a different angle to so many of the channels that are there jus now. Everyone seems to be in their 20's with perfect makeup and hair and eyebrows like you wouldn't believe. I, am so far away from that and I do feel a bit old and crinkly in comparison lol.

Hopefully I will be easier to relate to for lots of viewers who do not live in the land of perfection but instead in the real world where we often have 100 other things we need to be doing and jus getting any makeup on is an achievement.

Here is my intro video .... argh 😱😱😱




I would really love if my fellow Crafter's could pop over and support me and say hi, subscribe and leave the odd comment. I am really excited about staring this so fingers crossed it all works out xxx


Monday, 27 February 2017

A Change of Plan

I really struggled to sleep last night and I started thinking .... why am I starting another new blog when I have this old faithful right here? So I think I am going to have a little spring clean on my side bar to allow it to reflect where I am now in my life. We all change as we get older and so if I can do it then so can my blog. I will probably change the name of my blog to reflect this but it will still just be me rambling on as usual. 

Hopefully I will post most days, even if just a few lines about my day. I will also be sharing favourite recipes, updates on my fitness journey and loads of info on my new obsession of beauty boxes. I plan to share my views of the products inside these and also chat about any new things I have discovered. There will also be posts about Ruby, my gorgeous dog, as well as nights out and time spent with friends and family. Somewhere in it all there might even be some crafting to remind me of the good old days.





I am so happy to be back, can't wait to catch up with you all again after all this time and to meet lots of new bloggers too. Not sure how many of us oldies are still blogging 10 years on but I can't wait to find out.

Have a lovely Monday and I hope the week is good to you xxx

£5 DISCOUNT

Gi guys, just a quick post to share a link for £5 off your first Birchbox Beauty box. Thought I would share here even though not craft related. I got mine just over a week ago and it is amazing!!!




Hope this is useful to some of you xx

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