Fireworks, Harry Potter and Happiness

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I am the worlds worst blogger.. There I said it. I havent had the time to update my blog, I have been busy and also the fact that the internet does not work in my bedroom is also a huge factor. But I am currently on a 5 day break from work, bloody marvellous!! I thought I would share with you, what I have been up to the past few weeks. This past weekend, I have been having family friends down, seeing my friends and just enjoying life. I haven’t once thought about him, until I drank…. well that’s been 2 glasses of wine for the past three nights… and 1 slightly tipsy walk through town at 7pm at night (yes 7pm) whilst eating a cheeseburger… dear god ive turned into a lightweight – ANYWAY !! Enjoy! 🙂

63983_10204519638703826_8554734739660583741_nFirst of all, god I would love this again. Me and my mum went to the annual Fireworks show at the local castle, we’ve been going for the past few years and its become a sort of tradition now. The hot chocolate was a beautiful addition, along with the mulled wine, the extra fatty doughnuts and…. okay let’s forget im on a diet! HAHA!! This year’s theme of the fireworks was “animal”, so the fireworks were in tune to animal themed songs – Karma Chameleon – Culture Club, Tiger Feet, Circle of Life (you get the jist). It wasn’t as good as last year, but the fireworks are still better than if I did them myself!!

Here are some photos of the event, I know that you won’t feel the atmosphere but you get the jist 🙂

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10609502_10204521421228388_6342012008203185668_nAs well as tradition seeing the fireworks, the opportunity to be a big kid never fails in my eyes. I am a huge kid basically or many would actually say a cross between Louise (Sprinkle of Glitter) and Miranda (in Miranda Harts sitcom), it’s ridiculous how close that combination is.Therefore when I see a carousel, I am going on that carousel. haha!

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10805649_10204521412788177_4429829116655737354_nI just love how free and escapism you can be, I think to myself I am in that scene in Mary Poppins. Unfortunately the horses don’t gallivant off the stage area, but hey ho one can only wish… oh dear god I said “one” as in me… what’s happened lol! This is me, hiya! As you can see rather happy, I am in love with my new coat (which you will see in up and coming photos. The lipstick is MUA Lip Switch in Plum, eyebrows, MUA luxe eyebrow mid brown and the rest…. depends how I feel on the day. Oh scarf – primark 🙂

10006213_10203851368297641_863875162457616502_nI do adore this coat, its from Primark and it cost £28. It has black detailing all along where the zips should be, it can be buttoned up the top and the top two panels can be used as a scarf or just to keep you snuggly and warm.

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The next time we went out, we met up with my brother in London and went to Harry Potter Tour at Warner Bros Studios. I was so looking forward to this day, one it was a birthday gift for my mum, two meeting up with my brother, thirdly to see the beautiful sets and finally to meet up with my ex uni house mate as he was now an assistant manager there 🙂 Great to see him and looking happy too!

10406815_10152601991659495_5210210697378558208_nHere’s me and mum arriving, of course brother is taking photos at this point it wasnt a CCTV job haha!! I am sure that everyone has seen someone’s photos that have been here before. I knew what was coming up, but you literally cannot photograph everything. There is so much to see its unbelievable. I am only including about 4/5 photos so don’t panic, I am not going to take you on this huge journey haha!

10644671_10204561455509220_5642025876113652117_nI just adore the detailing of this, the fabric used in the dressing of Umbridge was gorgeous, the colours mixed so well together and the broach (I heart the broach). It was little things like this that you don’t see in the movies. The fabric looked so expensive as well.

10592654_10204561445868979_2245229754028268841_n (1)When I finally realised that I needed to turn on HDR setting on my phone, the camera quality was much improved – bugger of a pain as I didn’t want to go back around and retake photos haha!! How details is the pendulum though, its just utterly beautiful.

10516807_10204561453269164_7624284557637427772_nAaargh scary!! Its me haha only joking. I never imagined this door to be so huge, the detailing was incredible of the snakes and it looks so old as well. There were so many props here on the day that you really didnt think “wow imagine all that time and effort” for example – labelling all the potion bottles, the books, the lights were all different, the walls, the ceilings etc. We went when the Christmas lights and decorations were put up and it just was just magical. I would seriously recommend going around Christmas time.

10407211_10203929797578324_7142848471074892263_nFinally heres the set everyone just gasps at. You go from a lovely nice area of art work and how things were made, and you could hear everyone going “WOW!” and you knew what was coming. It was breath taking this model. Here’s me and mum having a moment together, whilst my brother took a sneaky photo of us 🙂 She thoroughly enjoyed her day and that made it even more special.

It was a great day out, and I would highly recommend going by train NOT by car as you get to go on a Harry Potter bus to get there, which just adds to the magical experience.

Hope everyone is alright.


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Shop shop shop – MUA LIP SWITCH REVIEW & more!

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September has made me poor, I had it as a “me month” where basically I just treated myself all month and I loved it, well until 1 week into payday haha and im out of funds. Bugger. Have a look at some of my purchases, PS – ** teeth in lip photos HAVE been whitened because basically I need to invest in whitening *disgusting I know*, only been slightly whitened okie pokie **

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetI freaking love a cute little Christmas find early on in the year. This snuggly little bobble hat from Primark. I think this is the only red item that I own and its so Christmassy. The snow men, the snow flake design and hello look at that HUGE bobble up the top. Also – do you love my lights, that’s only some of them in my room (slightly obsessed) PS – hello lovely eyebrows alert – don’t mind if I do!

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetMy brother texted me a few days ago saying, “I have posted you something let me know when you get it, I hope it makes you smile” that’s all he said. And to my surprise, this huge box came along and inside was Zoella’s Soak Opera and Creamy Madly Dreamy. How beautiful are they. I therefore had to buy some more. I absolutely adore Zoella and everything that she stands for. She in my eyes is everything that I want, she goes through a lot I go through – and perfect “role model” for little girls out there, compared to the likes of Miley Cyrus haha.

But seriously, how cute are the designs of these products. The peachy colours, the gorgeous handwriting labels and how cute is even the names of the products. Just like Tanya Burr’s they are so relatable and every day phrases, unlike these huge companies that make up all these silly names. The smell is beautiful, very calming and relaxing and the body lotion makes you skin so smooth. I bought the make up bag and the fizz bar today, so I havent tried them yet. Will keep you posted!!

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ITS AUTUMN!!! LOVE THIS SEASON!! PS 3 new things in this photo. 1 – leaves ❤ 2 – the dark brown ankle boots from Primark, with a fleecy insides ❤ and finally this steal of a bargain from Dorothy Perkins. I have it in Black and now in Purple. The black I wore on a night out:

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It has a flower texture to it, nice and comfy around the “bust” area and poofs out just below the waist. It makes me feel great, and I realised that I have been wearing the wrong size for months. I have been trying to wean myself away from “comfort sizes” but it appears that I need to be more stricter. The size above is a size “twenteen” lol, and the purple I bought is a 16 and I feel amazing in it. If you want to have a look further please see the following link >> Dorothy Perkins Link <<

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetI am literally about to go back on everything I have just said here haha. But I LOVE a comfy jumper and this is my ultimate favourite. My Mickey Mouse oversized jumper is my go to jumper. I am currently suffering with a heavy cold (I look like Rudolph!!) and this just brings me so much comfort. I need to buy a new one, so I am mega excited for the Winter months to come in. Love a naff jumper!

PicMonkey Collage3I saw on Facebook yesterday an advert for these new products from MUA. I absolutely love a matte lipstick, if you don’t know already and I saw this and thought hey up, I am so gonna try them. So I went into Superdrug today (seriously they have to have a better discount card, I am forever in there!) anyway, these are the three I bought.

Top one – Hot Fuchsia

Middle – Coral Pink

Bottom – Persian Plum

The Lip Switch contains one end a matte lipstick, the other a high shine lip gloss. So therefore for me its great, as I am often changing, but I have had a try with them all and these are the results. As previously stated, I have only whitened slightly my teeth 🙂 lol hence the bright white, but the colours are true.

PicMonkey Collage1Persian Plum. It’s probably the deepest shade I have apart from Barry M Shade 156. Its a strong pigmentation, its rather dark in my opinion, but I would love to wear it on a night out. It will be great for those wintery days and nights. The reason as to why I have these different poses is that you can see as to each one looks like, and also as to whether any of the lipstick comes off on your teeth. Top right you can see there is some going on the teeth, but not as bad as previous lipsticks I have reviewed. The images that you see above, is the only ones in which I have not included the gloss. Therefore you can see that the matte still has a shine to it, unlike the Rimmel Kate Moss Matte Lipsticks.

PicMonkey Collage5Coral Pink is the shade shown above. On the left hand side is just “matte” and on the right has the addition of the shine lipgloss. As you can see sometimes there is no differences but it definitely does give it a different look. The shade I believe is beautiful, in my opinion it suits my skin tone and its not too overpowerful and strong and of course in your face. I think I would be using this lipstick more. No marks on the teeth, which is also a bonus!

PicMonkey Collage6Hot Fuschia, now you are able to tell me off, as you can see I clearly cant count and take photographs ready for the comparisions. The bottom two only are matte, whilst the rest again are like previous – matte vs shine. Again this is a beautiful colour, very pink as it states “hot fuchsia”. It’s something to wear on a night out, a nice little date (ill be lucky!) or a nice “summery” day haha!

I think out of the 3 of them, I prefer the Coral version. I have tried to find these online on the MUA website but it appears there is only a blog about them at the moment. Bit strange.

Have a good night & thanks for reading.

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