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Weekly Loves #5

I am currently away on holiday but as I had not posted last week I scheduled this post a few days ago. In reality, my current faves will probably be my flip-flops, my Kindle and an icy cocktail! But I’m also loving this stuffs:

Bumble and Bumble Freebie Bumble and Bumble FreebieI do love a good freebie. I’ve been drooling over the Bumble and Bumble Surf range but unfortunately my budget doesn’t stretch to £20 shampoo. Luckily, Elle have kindly given us a free sample of their Thickening range. I haven’t tried this yet but I’ll report back when I do!

Sharks SharkI love sharks. They’re getting a lot of attention this week due to Discovery’s annual Shark Week, but the one thing that’s a bit of a shame is the number of programmes that are aimed at driving people’s fear of them. Shows like ‘Great White Serial Killer’, ‘I Escaped Jaws’ and ‘Sharkpocalypse’ are fun but do nothing for the long term protection of sharks. I’m not saying we should attempt to go swimming with sharks but there should be less fear-mongering and more appreciation for the role they play in the oceans eco-system.

The film Sharkwater explores the truth about sharks and I recommend watching it to learn about the threats posed to them, and to us (just try and get past the annoying narration). More info at www.sharkwater.com

Pink hair! Pink hairDyed my ombre pink and I’m so pleased with it. It’s so bright! More pink than it looks in the above photo, I used Schwarzkopf Live XXL in Raspberry Rebel. I just hope that it’s not going to dye the hotel swimming pool pink!

Urban Outfitters Turquoise Polka Dot Bedding Urban outfitters duvet Still on daydreaming about house decorating and I think that this bedding is ‘the one’. At £60 for the duvet cover and £35 for the pillow covers, it’s a bit steep but I looovvvee it!

Available at www.urbanoutfitters.co.uk

Orange is the New Black  Orange is the New BlackI’ve just finished watching season 1 of this and I’m devastated! I need more! What happens? For the love of God WHAT HAPPENS??? It’s so good.

Exclusive to Netflix, get it here.

Thanks for reading. What has made your week?

Weekly Loves #4

Happy Friday everyone! Hope you have all had a good week, I have but still couldn’t wait for the weekend! Here’s a few things that I’ve been loving this week.

Sighh Designssighh designsI absolutely love Sighh Designs phone cases! Pretty difficult choosing the cutest but I ordered the nail polish design. Also love this sushi one!

Available for a bargain £14.00 at www.sighh.bigcartel.com

China Glaze Sunsational Collection China-Glaze-Summer-2013-Sunsational-Collection-1How have I not seen China Glaze’s Summer release until now? I need these!! Maybe not the jellies (don’t see the point myself) but deffo the cremes.

I can’t find the 6 polish cremes set on any UK websites – please help me! If you know where I can get my hands on this, let me know in the comments.

The Moo Man

I love a good documentary, this one looks adorable and awesome. Find a screening near you here.

A Beautiful  Mess Book A Beautiful Mess BookFirst an app and now a book, Elsie and Emma are fairly spoiling us recently. Looks gorge – obv!

Released on 7th Oct, you can pre-order on Amazon here, I will be.

What things have caught your eye this week?

Weekly Loves #3

Stuff I want, stuff I have and love, stuff I can’t wait for. Deep.

Marie Claire’s Eyeko Freebie  Marie Claire Eyeko freebie Summer always seems to be a good time for magazine freebies and Marie Claire is really stepping up to the plate. Last month I was kinda underwhelmed by the Ciate Caviar beads freebie (aren’t they a bit over now?) although I know it was a pretty sweet deal with the matching nail polish. This month however, super excited. This eyeliner pen is amazing! Eyeko is a brand I’ve never tried but heard good things about. Well done, Marie Claire!

On newsstands now.

Tiger Swimsuit  Tiger Black Milk ClothingCan we just stop for a moment to appreciate the pure awesome that is this swimsuit? Oh how I wish I could afford a Black Milk Clothing swimsuit! They have so many amazing ones:, Galaxy print; Dinosaur; R2D2; Jaws vs Ariel!!! But my favourite has to be this tiger one. And tigers love water so it makes perfect sense, fact fans.

Marvel at the wonder here: www.blackmilkclothing.com

Matalan Homewares fluro-zig-zag-cushion-matalanMost of the time Matalan’s homeware collection can be a bit going-for-the-antique-look-but-actually-a-bit-heavy-on-the-faux for me, but sometimes it looks like something straight off of my Pinterest page. Neon. Colour-blocking. That is all.

Buy online at www.matalan.co.uk 

Frances Ha

My favourite film from this year’s EIFF. It’s perfect. UK release date is 26th July, so go and see it.

Innocent Peaches and Apricots Innocent smoothiesNow that it’s officially summer, I think I could live on this. With some strawberries and pineapple. Mmm!

Hawaiian Tropic After Sun Hawaiian-Tropic-Silk-Hydration-Aftersun-Lotion-187003And if Innocent is the taste of summer, this is the smell. Seriously, go into a chemist and sniff it, it’s amazing!

Retails for £12.59, worth it for healthy summer skin.

My other favourite this week is having the whole weekend off! Yey! Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off for a nap.


Weekly Loves #2

Hello folks, I’ve been itching to do some craft projects recently. Can’t wait to have my own place for that I can fill it with DIY kitsch.

Succulents SucculentFirst thing I’ll start when I get my own house will be a succulent garden. Lovely and easy to look after – perfect!

Visit www.succulentandsunshine.com for tips. Image via Tumblr: link above.

Man of Steel

Cannot wait. Superman every day of the week!

Spring Sweaters Topshop Knitted Mix Stitch JmperIt’s always jumper weather in Scotland and I love this lilac one from Topshop. At £36 its a pay-day treat and also available in blue, yellow and peach. This one looks like the perfect match for Barry M ‘Prickly Pear’. Must have it!

Available at www.topshop.com and in stores.

Coral Cambridge Satchel Coral cambridge satchelThis coral and white satchel is gorgeous. I wish I could have one in every colour!

From £120 at www.asos.com

YSL La Laque Couture Tie & Dye Nail Polish YSL Tie Dye Nail PolishOk, I have no idea how these work, apparently you can shake them up for a sheer colour or apply as is for a graduated effect. Regardless, they’ll look pretty cool on your dresser.

They are available at www.selfridges.com for £18 a pop.

Cheers m’dears!


Friday Favourites – 10 May

Yeah! Friday Faves on a Friday! I’m looking forward to this weekend because I have exactly zero plans. Bliss. This week I have been mostly thinking about this stuffs:

Dita! DitaCuddles from this monster make me very happy.

Balmi Balmi CoconutI have a full on addiction to this lip balm. It is so soft and silky and oh my, smells amazing. Plus they have SPF 15. Score.

Available from Boots for £4.99. Pricey but worth it.

Vita Coco Vita CocoMore coconutty goodness. Trying really hard to cut down on the amount of fizzy juice I drink so exploring new lunchtime options. I expected to hate this, the last time I had fresh coconut water it was really bitter and undrinkable. However, now I think I had been sold an off coconut, because this was lovely. Plus it helps me to increase my water count without rotting my teeth. Gonna need to hunt down the other flavours now!

The Worlds End

So excited!

Barry M Summer Releases Confetti Gelly Nail Paint SummerAh so many wonderful things! I cannot possess them all. These are two new additions to the Barry M Nail Catalogue. The “inspired by Nails Inc” Confetti range looks so pretty and I cannot resist the Gellys anyway so… restraint. I really want to try all of the Confettis and the ‘Key Lime’ and ‘Blue Grape’ Gellys. And maybe the ‘Guava’ too. Barry M also have a new Sequin range which I thought looked pretty until I saw swatches which made them look gross. I’m actually pleased about his, I really don’t need a longer list.

You can see swatches of the Confetti range here and the new Gellys here. They go on sale 6th June in Superdrug and 12th June in Boots for £3.99 each. Run!

Now for the weekend to begin! Hope you have a good one :)

Friday Favourites – 3rd May

Oh dear, it appears to be Saturday already. Might need to change the format of these posts…

Magazine Freebies Magazine FreebiesThis week I have been mostly loving free stuff. I read a lot of magazines anyway so it’s always good when you get something to read on the bus and a new product to play with. This month InStyle are giving away one full size bottle of Nails Inc polish (yey). There are 3 colours to choose from, I picked up ‘You’re a Peach’ and there is a red and a pink too. Then I snapped up Elle who are tempting you with a trail size ‘They’re Real’ mascara from Benefit. The bottle is a wee bit stingy, but I’ve been wanting to try this out without paying the £18.50 price tag. Its seems like it’s amazing on some people, not so much on others so I’m pleased with this freebie. Lastly, Marie Claire have a choice of Avon products – a lipstick, an eyeliner or a brow pencil. Eyebrow products are severely missing from my make-up collection so this is what I went for. Good haul!

Models Own Neons Pink Punch Models OwnTotally had not been sold on neon nail polish (too into pastels) until now. I picked this up purely because Models Own was on 2 for 1 or something like that and I was buying the Artstix. But I am in love. Sorely tempted to buy the box set now… This one is ‘Pink Punch’ btw.

Buy from www.modelsownit.com

Catfish: The TV Series

I don’t care that it’s so mindless and set-up, I’m obsessed!

Star Wars Star wars H&M tshirtThe geeks among you will know that today,  May the 4th, is Star Wars Day. Well I’ve never seen Star Wars but that will be remedied this weekend. I’m looking forward to it. I’ve even bought this awesome t-shirt from H&M. Think it will go well with my ‘Pink Punch’ nail polish. That’s the main thing.

See ya next time amigos.

Friday Favourites – 5th April

Happy April everybody! I’m excited about the month ahead, as it’s now officially spring-time! Yay! Now just for the cold to pass… Here’s this week’s favourites.

Topshop Nail polish Topshop Nail PolishIs on offer at 2 for £8!! Wooo! I tried this nail polish not really expecting much but it’s turned into one of my favourite brands. And the packaging and in-store display are the stuff nail polish dreams are made of. I’ve currently got AWOL and Daydream in my basket.

Buy online at www.topshop.com, you know you want to.

Gourmet Burger Kitchen GBKMmm burgers. One of the highlights of the week was an after work jaunt to Gourmet Burger Kitchen for a hefty tea. I had a Kiwiburger (in my mind, an Aussie Burger) which is a cheeseburger topped with an egg, pineapple and beetroot. Sounds gross but it really works. And you can give a voluntary donation to help save the Kiwis. Aww.

Check out www.gbk.co.uk for your nearest restaurant.

Made in Chelsea 

Guilty pleasure time! Can’t wait to see the aftermath of that slap!

Starts on E4 on Monday 8th at 10pm. #imready

That’s all from me, what have you been loving this week?

Friday Favourites – Love your Sisters Special

Happy International Women’s Day everybody! In honour of the occasion I  dedicate this week’s Friday Favourites to all the wonderful women of the world. In an age where ‘feminism’ is a dirty word and ‘slut-shaming’ is a thing, we should stop and take stock. Is feminism really over? Why is there such an abundance of girl-on-girl crime on the internet nowadays? In the words of Ms Norbury: “You all have got to stop calling each other sluts and whores. It just makes it OK for guys to call you sluts and whores”. Let’s learn the lessons Mean Girls offered up and show some love.

Caitlin Moran Caitlin MoranWith her bestselling book How to be a Woman, Caitlin Moran is the modern-day face of feminism. Funny, smart and important, I read her book and then thrust it upon anyone who came near me for months afterwards. If you haven’t read it, do so. Now!

Lena Dunham Girls Season 2“I have work, and then I have a dinner thing. And then I am busy, trying to become who I am.” Enough said.

Anne Hathaway Anne HathawayWhat is with all the Hathaway-Hate at the moment? She is good in everything! Even that Alice in Wonderland mess! Plus she is the face of One Billion Rising, a movement fighting for women’s rights the world over, which is pretty cool.

Fabiola Gianotti Fabiola GianottiHow many female scientists can you name? Physicist Fabiola Gianotti led the team of 3000 people who discovered the Higgs Boson particle. With her contribution being recognised in the media, perhaps the achievements of other female scientists will be equally revered, opening the door to more women entering the field. We can hope.

Cara Delevingne Cara DelevingneI just love her face. She’s been putting the LOL’s into backstage snaps from fashion weeks non-stop this year. The definition of versatile.

Malala Yousafzai MalalaFor anyone that thinks that feminism is no longer needed as “there’s nothing left to fight for”, this is the girl doing your fighting for you.

Yep, women rock. Share some love, who are your female icons?

Friday Favourites – 1st March

March already! How time flies when you’re having fun! March will be a busy month for me as I’m moving jobs and I have an essay that I want to have done by the start of April. Hopefully writing that here will actually force me to do it! This week I have mostly been loving…

Penguins! PenguinsDoes anyone not love penguins? The BBC programme Penguins – Spy in the Huddle has been absolutely rocking my February. I am completely bereft that it’s over, as I was when Polar Bear – Spy on the Ice finished. But I am being comforted by the news that Edinburgh Zoo is launching after hours events, following the path blazed by the insanely successful NMS Lates. The pandas may get all of the headlines, but the penguins are, and always have been the real stars of Edinburgh Zoo. Once I went to the zoo and only one penguin fancied doing the Penguin Parade that day (yep, the keepers ask them) and we all stood dutifully in a line for 20 minutes while he slowly strolled around the course. What a rockstar! Although some of the penguins are on holiday at the moment while their enclosure is refurbed, I’m looking forward to seeing the rest and their sleepy faces on May 26th.

Get your tickets for Edinburgh Zoo Nights here. It’s gonna be fun!

Starsign Cushion free people star sign cushionI’m not a big believer in horoscopes but they do have a certain entertainment factor. It’s also handy to be able to say “Oh ignore my irrational behaviour, it’s just us Pisces’ way”. And even skeptics have to admit that this cushion is pretty cute.

Available at www.freepeople.com

Instapol InstapolJust got a bunch of Instagrams printed via Instapol and I’m so happy with the result!They arrived super quick and are great quality. I’ve got an idea of how to display them and can’t wait to get the supplies together to create  something. I’ll share that project here ASAP. Best of all, I got these through a deal on Groupon so they were super cheap. Keep your eyes peeled for more.

Go to www.instapol.co.uk to print your own.

Fat Mum Slim March Photo a Day FMS Photo a day MarchSpeaking of Instagram, I can’t wait to get started on month 3 of the photo a day challenge! This is the March list, it’s an interesting one indeed. As usual, I’ll be playing on Instagram and posting weekly updates here every Sunday (mostly, sometimes they are late).

Visit www.fatmumslim.com.au to join in.

‘Til next time!



Friday Favourites – 8 February

Hello, hope you are all having a good Friday! I am having the worst Friday – struck down with severe toothache so have spent the day in bed with pots of jelly and Season 1 of Girls. I guess that’s not too bad really. Here’s what else has been getting me through this week:

Cat Ring Lazy Oaf Gold Cat ringHow cute is this?! I just bought a cat face watch from ASOS, would adding this be too much? And coupled with my cat patterned iPhone case. Seems like fashion is currently embracing it’s inner Crazy Cat Lady-ness, and I’m on board with that!

This adorable ring is by Lazy Oaf, is £16.00 and is also available in black. Have a wee browse  over at www.lazyoaf.co.uk

Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette Urban Decay Naked BasicsTreated myself to this last week. Look how dinky it is! I was going to try and do a full review, but I’m not a beauty blogger and there is nothing I can say about this that isn’t already out there, other than that I am really happy that I bought this. I will use all the colours and I can’t often say that about eyeshadow palettes.

I bought mine from Beauty Bay and it cost £20. If you want to see a review and swatches, there are lots available, I like this one by essiebutton.

Pancake Day PancakesSo some of you might be excited about a different day next week, but I’m more excited for Pancake Day (Tuesday 12th). I’ll be having some classic, thin crepe-style pancakes with sugar and lemon. Hopefully my toothache will have sorted itself out by then, otherwise – ouch!

Here’s a nice and basic recipe from the nice and basic BBC and good ol’ Delia.

Edinburgh International Science Festival Edinburgh International Science FestivalEdinburgh International Science Festival is celebrating it’s 25th anniversary this year and it’s programme is typically fantastic. Running from 23rd March – 7th April there is something for everyone. I’m looking forward to The Great Big Science Quiz, The Edinburgh Medal Address, featuring man of the moment Professor Peter Higgs and Director General of CERN, Professor Rolf-Dieter Heuer, Pisces and The Ugly Animal Preservation Society. Comedy and science do mix.

Visit www.sciencefestival.co.uk to find out more and to book some tickets. I promise you’ll find something you’ll enjoy even if you’re ‘not into science’.

Cheers y’all.