Friday, 30 December 2011

Happy New Year!

Wishing you all a Happy New Year & I hope 2012 is fabulous for everyone! xxx

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree...

I thought I'd share my Christmas tree with you as I love, love, love decorating them!
Seriously..I could do it as a full time job!
We put our tree & decorations up the first Sunday in December.
I personally love to theme with every holiday & Christmas to me is the most beautiful one to decorate, If you have such pretty decorations that are hidden in boxes in the loft all year why wait till the last minute to put them out?!

We buy new ornaments every year to add to our ever growing collection, so this year when I went to a local garden centre to admire all the gorgeous decor I got a two Deer ornaments, they are so cute and sit perfectly in the tree...along with Robins, Peacocks, berries, gingerbread men, bird nests, bows, cinnamon sticks...the list goes on & on!
Here's a couple of pictures for you...

What type of decorations do you like?
Hope you all having a great Christmas so far! :)

Tuesday, 20 December 2011


Hi Everyone, SparrowBeads is having a 25% off selected items sale!
I'm really looking foward to launching some new designs in 2012!
If you want to grab a bargain take a look here! :)

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Winter skin savior!

Hi everyone, I recently purchased two items from Superdrug Vitamin E range & let me tell you these two items have been a life saver!
I got SPF15 radiance moisture cream, which contains light reflective pigments to give an instant healthy glow, I have been using this in the morning & it's great under foundation!
The glow is very subtle which I like. I don't think there's anything worse than huge chunky bits of glitter smeared across your face under the harsh lights of your local Tesco!
It sinks in quickly leaving a soft and glowy base for your foundation and smells of coconut!

The other item I got which I love is there Skin oil.
Now I have been using this every night for the past week and I have definitely noticed a difference, I apply it all over my neck, any dry patches (which is currently my nose) & any scarring or blemishes. I had slight scarring on my cheeks and I have definitely noticed a difference!
This is definitely a product that I will be getting again!

Have you tried any of the Vitamin E range?

Friday, 9 December 2011


Hi Everyone, I thought I'd share with you some beaded bracelets I have been making & selling for the past few months!
I've had a lovely response so far & a few of my male friends regularly sport their SparrowBeads on our nights out! A few of my friends have also bought them for there boyfriends birthdays etc. They are perfect stocking fillers too!
As I am writing this I am actually wearing the blue peace charm bracelet!
I also sell women's bracelets but any design you see is unisex!
I have a facebook page under SparrowBeadsuk if you would like to keep up to date with new designs & special offers! Stop by and say hello! :)
Anyway, here is the link to the shop in case you're interested-

Would love to hear your thoughts!

Hope you all have a lovely weekend :)

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Skull scarf

I got this scarf a few months back in Primark for £3! I love it & it keeps you so warm! The black and light beige tone work well with allot of outfits and the skulls keep it edgy.

What scarf styles have you been loving recently?

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

It's beginning to smell alot like Christmas...

Hi Dolls, I know I haven't blogged in a while, I was suffering from bloggers block! But I'm back & have lots of posts lined up and ready to go!
As we hit December it has become a tradion for me to buy my "Christmas candle" it has to be either mulled wine or cinnamon!
Today I bought Air Wick Ribbon scent touch of luxury candle in Mulled wine & cinnamon apple! is gorgeous! I have had it burning for about 15-20 minutes and the aroma of Christmas day has already filled the air!

I am in love with my silver voltive glass candle holders, they are so pretty! Just looking at this picture makes me feel all warm & cosy!

Are you a candle lover like me? Whats your favourite Christmas scent? :)

Thursday, 17 November 2011

My new love...

So, my new love comes in the form of a silver sideways cross ring!
I got it today & after searching all the shops in the high street! I found it in Claire's Accessories! It was the last one left too! It was £4 & I can't wait to wear it out and about!

It's rekindled my love for silver jewellery!

Silver, antique silver & gunmetal have always been my favourite but for months & months I have opted for gold or brass costume jewellery so to wear silver again is so refreshing!

Do you have a favourite? Gold or silver?

Speaking of jewellery I have something I'm working on at the moment which hopefully will all be revealed before Christmas!...Can't wait to share it with you! :)

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Saturday, 29 October 2011

My Halloween Looks...

Hi Pumpkins, As it's nearly Halloween I thought I'd share pictures of my past Halloween looks...

Cut throat...

Marie Antoinette...

This was a great Halloween party that I went to with a bunch of my friends, everyone was dressed up! It was such a great night!

Green Fairy...

It wouldn't be Halloween without pumpkin carving! This picture is from last year, mine was the one in the middle.

And lastly it wouldn't be Halloween without my Blythe in her handmade pumpkin outfit! I think next year I'm going to make her a new costume, maybe a cute with or zombie?!

I absolutely love Halloween! I'm busy with birthdays this weekend so sadly won't be able to celebrate it much.

I'm out for a friends Birthday tonight so will try my best to do an OOTN!

Hope you all have a spooky weekend! :)

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Primark Haul

Hi Dolls, Today I popped into Primark and got a few winter pieces, I'm very pleased with what I found so I thought I'd share...

I saw this gorgeously soft hounds tooth throw a while ago and decided to get it today, It cost £5! The picture doesn't show how gorgeous it is, I can't wait to snuggle in it!

I desperately needed a new jumper & saw this one for £8 It's very soft and looks great with grey, black or dark denim jeans!

Next up are these grey jeggings £8 which look fab with the jumper!

I also got this grey cami £1.80! It's a lovely material and will work great with the jeggings with a chunky cardigan.

This top is so comfortable! It was £6 I love the colour and the fabric, this will look great with dark blue skinny jeans and is also a great transition piece through all seasons!

Lastly I got these adorable Christmas pj shorts! £3I love them! I'm a sucker for anything Christmas themed, especially if it has a reindeer or gingerbread men theme! Can't wait to wear these while drinking my hot chocolate!

So there's my little haul, Have you bought anything from Primark recently?

I have lots of posts lined up and some rave reviews to share so stay tuned!

Hope you're all having a good week :)

Thursday, 13 October 2011

New Makeup!

Hi Dolls, So today I popped into Superdrug to buy hair gel! I know it sounds so eighties! But I'll get to that in a while...

I've been stalking the Garnier B.B cream for a while but just couldn't bring myself to buy it, I think it's because when I've tested it, it doesn't give enough coverage! I find this odd as it's a blemish balm!
Anyways I was looking at it because now it's colder here I'm finding foundation a little drying for everyday so I wanted to try something to brighten & cover rather than being dull & matte...then I found this...

It was in the sale too! It's Nivea tinted moisturiser in Natural, it claims to moisturise & evens skin tone for a healthy-looking complexion, with light-reflecting pigments & vitamin E.
I tested it on my hand & the coverage was so much better! Can't wait to try this!

Now back to the hair dillema! Since I've had my hair cut, split ends chopped off I find my hair doesn't hold styles e.g curls like it used to, so I decided a gel would be best as it's so strong, then I saw this...

Salt Spray! With a cool matt finish for rough and ready beach bum styles. Perfect! I know it's not gel but it sounds perfect for the look that I want to achieve, I love Kirsten Wiigs hair in Bridesmaids...messy but cute... Will try and recreate this look at the weekend!

Next up is this pretty matt pink lipstick by beautyUK in shade 3 snob, it is identical to Revlons pink pout which I wanted but half the price!

Next up is MUA eyebrow pencil in Brunette, this is a little dark so I need to be extra light handed, will be testing this at the weekend too!

I like that it comes with the little grooming brush on the other end!

Here is a swatch of snob lipstick & the eyebrow pencil...

So I went in to get hair gel and came out with that little bundle! I can't wait to test them all and get back to you with my reviews!

I'm going out with friends Saturday so will try and get an OOTN and hair pictures for you :)

Hope your all having a good week! :)

Monday, 10 October 2011

Mollie King Style...

Hi Cupcakes, I'm a huge fan of the girl group The Saturdays, I like there songs and style and they seem really genuine and up for a laugh which is nice to see!

Mollie King just recently presented the Radio 1 teen awards and she wore this cute green dress below, I love her suede nude boots too!
I picked out some other pretty dresses she's worn recently for inspiration...

Love this dress, such pretty colours & like me she is a fan of the tan belt & shoes!

Adore the little bag!

Love this stripey dress, perfect for Summer! I personally would of gone for a tan or mustard clutch with this outfit though.

I'm sure I will be doing a Saturdays style post again!

Friday, 7 October 2011

5 minute face...

Hi Cupcakes, I haven't done a beauty related post in a while so thought I'd pop one out today! Ha!
This morning I was running late, I haven't been sleeping well at all recently so left it to the very last minute before I rushed out of bed, I noticed I finished my makeup in about 5 minutes and knew what items to pick out without even looking!
So these are my "go to" gems when I'm in a rush or just feeling the "basic" look...

Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection foundation shade 4 Natural Beige, Love this, will definitely repurchase when it's run out! VICHY High coverage concealer, love this also! NYC Smooth skin face powder Naturally beige, I'm really impressed with this! & QVS powder brush from Superdrug.

NYC showtime mascara in black, this is great for bottom lashes but not enough for full lashes at the top which I like, Maybelline colossal in black, didn't like this, it smudged easily on me and dries up quickly! Will not be buying another but I'm using the last of it to go over the top lashes.

NYC lip stain in 498 berry long time love, love, love this! It smells like apples, gives a gorgeous colour, the exact colour of the pen! doesn't last the 16hr it says it does but I will repurchase again!
Rimmel mousse bronzer in 003 deep glow...I'm sure you all know how much I love this by now! :)

So there you have it! My 5minute makeup you find yourselves grabbing the same items when your rushed?

In other news I am making my rocky road bars this weekend so stick around for those yummy
treats as I will be sharing the recipe!

Have a great Friday night! :)