week in photographs #42/43

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

A bit of a late post - the past two weeks has consisted of: lots of baking for a christening and Halloween, meeting up with friends, being ill (again), sale shopping (again), winning competitions, RAIN/thunder, chocolate, noodles, blog makeover, giveaway and on Saturday we went to dinner and then to see Wicked the musical!

Firstly, sale shopping! I have made a few cheeky orders on Fragrance Direct, The Body Shop, Asos, Ark Clothing and H&M...oops - although in my defence all of the items were on sale or I found a discount code online....There will be a few hauls coming soon as well as wish lists for Christmas and new beauty releases. I also received a gorgeous Casio watch from The Watch Hut (via Etail PR) which I love and a dress from Fashion Union (also via Etail PR) which I like - posts coming soon.

On Saturday myself, my sister, mum and a couple of friends went to dinner in Manchester at Don Giovannis which is on Oxford street and it is a nice but very busy Italian restaurant and then we went to Wicked (I have a full post on the restaurant, Wicked and my oote, click here). Wicked is a musical based on the good witch and bad witch in the Wizard of Oz story. I loved the set, costumes, singing, story and overall it was great but we were high up in the grand tier of the Manchester Palace Theatre and I did feel quite sick when I looked down!

Also this week I held a giveaway for the makeover of my blog, I love the new design, I think it is more organised and cleaner than my previous design which I also loved. I have now announced the winner of my giveaway, thanks so much to everyone who entered and followed my blog it means a lot! There will be more giveaways leading up to Christmas. I am so happy with my blog design and I have reached a couple of blog milestones this week - my page views is over 55,000 and I have over 1000 followers with GFC and Bloglovin combined! Also my blog was listed as #1 on the Bloglovin up and coming beauty blogs! 

Current favourite tv/movies: Modern family, The Simpsons (especially the treehouse of horror ones) and also I have a few youtubers that I have been watching a lot over the past two weeks - Chelsea wears and Essie Button.

Current favourite blogs: Petit Promise - Holly has a great blog, her photograph quality is amazing and she has a Benefit giveaway on her blog now, click here. I have also been loving Evelyns blog, We Were Raised by Wolves, click here.

Random Favourites: Yankee Candle witches brew and vanilla chai tea lights, my H&M nordic style jumper (see photos above), baking  and gingerbread lattes!

I hope everyone had a great week - happy almost halloween x


  1. Nice blog, interesting photos!:)

  2. Sounds like you're having a great time, loving the Halloween make-up!

  3. Love some good sale shopping! Happy almost Halloween!
    Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

  4. Thanks so much for the mention hun! :) xxx

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

  5. Thanks so much for the mention hun! Lovely photos :) xx

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

  6. La la love the halloween look!

    Lovely photos lady :)


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  7. Love this style of post! Great photographs! I am loving the bath bomb!!

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  8. Your halloween makeup looks fantastic!

    Stacey xx

  9. Oooh what competition did you win?! Well done :))) xx

    1. I won a marks and spencer twitter competition, then I won a perfume and a couple of days ago I won £300 worth of duty free makeup from instyle magazine!!!! Very happy x

  10. congratulations on all those stats! you spend so much time curating different beauty tips and tricks that it doesn't surprise me so many would admire ya!



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