Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Diet Update #1

Image from Google. It's not my stomach. I wish it was!

Those of you who have been reading my blog since I started will know that early on in the year between March-May, I went on the Cambridge Weight Plan and lost 35lbs. I was doing it for Summer and didn't get down to my goal weight before Summer due to a few weeks of low losses so I decided to stop for Summer then get back on it! Due to lots of fun, seeing friends, drinking cider, going to a festival, and then cocktails in Jamaica, I obviously put some weight back on, plus the 7lbs of water weight that goes back on!

It was fully expected, so now I'm back on the diet, not Cambridge, but one similar, Slim and Save. They are pretty much the same except Slim and Save is online and you don't get a consultant to weigh you each week. I had my first weigh in today, and pleased to say I've lost 7lbs in my first week :) Whoop! I've got a little bit to go until I am at my goal weight, but would like to hit it before Christmas ready for parties, New Years Eve and my birthday in January!

I'll be updating each week like I did before, so onwards and downwards it is!

Thanks for reading!
Shelley xo

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Jamaica Holiday Pictures

Room with a view...
Dress :: H&M
Wedding Gazebo
Beautiful Beach
The sea was SO warm!

I'm back from a fabulous work trip to Jamaica! I just thought I would share some pictures with you all! I stayed at the Sandals Montego Bay and the Sandals Grande Riviera and both hotels were absolutely stunning. The staff are fantastic and the resorts are beautiful. We also got the opportunity to visit the Sandals Carlyle, Sandals Royal Caribbean, Sandals Royal Plantation and the Sandals Golf Course too. Clothes were kept to being simple and light due to the weather - 37 degrees most days left us all rather sweaty!

Thanks for looking!
Shelley xo

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

I'm off to Jamaica!

Jamaica Jamaica

Well, after a long countdown the time is finally here where I can say, I'm going to Jamaica tomorrow! It's a 5 day work trip to the Sandals resorts, but I am really lucky to be getting some free leisure time there too! I have a few products I'll be trying out while there, so expect some product reviews and outfits from the holiday!

See you next week!
Shelley xo

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Saturday Sale Shopping #1


I LOVE the sales! In my opinion you can't beat a bargain so here are my top picks from this week's online sales.

1. Miss Selfridge Jacquard Prom Skirt :: WAS £35.00 NOW £7.00
Now I know this skirt isn't everyone's cup of tea, but I love it! I think paired with black tights and black vest top it makes such a cute outfit! I love skirts and think one with detailing like this are lovely. Such a bargain as well!

2. Topshop Swirl Mesh Dress :: WAS £45.00 NOW £15.00
I wish this had been in the sale when I was looking for dresses for Ladies Day last month! It's gorgeous! I find skater dresses to be really flattering for my shape so think I will snap this up!

3. ASOS Oasis London Landmark Shopper :: WAS £12.00 NOW £6.00
I have been feeling very patriotic with the Olympics and Jubilee this year, so love this canvas bag which pays homage to our capital city!

4. Blue Banana Iron Fist Digi Skull Shoes :: WAS £34.99 NOW £20.00
There is a love/hate relationship between me and Iron Fist. I love pretty much ALL of their shoes, yet hate the prices - Y U SO EXPENSIVE IRON FIST?! Considering I wear flat shoes 99% of the time, these are PERFECT for me. To buy or not to buy?

Thanks for reading!
Shelley xo

Friday, 7 September 2012

NOTD :: Revlon - Minted

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Revlon Minted | Poundland - £1

I was LITERALLY on my way to buy the Barry M Mint Green nail varnish when I remembered that A Thrifty Mrs mentioned that Poundland had some bargain brands in stock - glad I did, as I found this little gem!

I do really like the Revlon nail varnishes, I just find them a little pricey so to find this one for a quid pleased me immensely. Sure, the brush is a little long for my liking and its quite watery on application, but it dries to such a lovely colour that I can forgive this little niggles! I'm going to paint this on my toes for Jamaica next week!

Have you had any bargain brand name beauty products from Poundland?

Thanks for reading!
Shelley xo

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Beauty Review :: Clarins 3 Dot Liner

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Clarins 3 Dot Liner in Black | C/O Clarins | RRP: £20

When the press release for Clarin's Autumn Make-up Collection dropped in my inbox, one product in particular caught my eye and that was this unique Limited Edition 3 Dot Liner. At first it reminded me of those crazy felt tips I used to use when I was little, but as I read on I realised there was a lot more to this eyeliner than childhood nostalgia!

The unique triple point applicator fills the tiny space inbetween each lash, dot by dot which gives you the illusion of a fuller looking lash line. I would say its a more subtle look than normal liquid eyeliner, and it lasts for ages! It's perfect for a daytime look, or, as you can see from the above pictures, you can use it as a conventional 'felt tip' eyeliner. This lasted me all day as well, which is unusual for me as make up seems to disintergrate on my face within hours!

Note: Apologies for the 'bleed' on my hand... that's just my skin unfortunately and nothing to do with the eyeliner - safe to say it doesn't happen on my eyes! Once I've mastered getting flattering close up shots of my face I'll post more reviews with the products actually where they are meant to be!

Have you tried any of the Clarin's Autumn Make-up collection? I have my eye on the Colour Accents Face & Blush Palette!

Thanks for reading!
Shelley xo

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Reading Festival 2012 & What's to come!

Reading Festival

Long time no speak! Apologies for the delay in this post! I had an awesome time at Reading Festival this year with all my friends - the weather wasn't too bad and a good time was had by all! As you can see by the picture above, we did a themed day and for someone who doesn't like leopard print, it was hell for me - I am the one kneeling by the way!

Music wise, the highlight was by far the surprise set by Green Day. By surprise, I mean everyone knew about it! They were on form and played some of my faves!

I have some very exciting things coming up, one of which I can't tell you about just yet, but the other is that I am off to Jamaica next week for a short trip with work. I hope to do some on location OOTD's but not sure what my internet connection will be like so can't make any promises!

I hope to be back to business with beauty and fashion posts imminently!

Thanks for reading!
Shelley xo