Monday, March 25, 2013

Where have I been?

Hello everyone!

Talk about neglecting my blog - to tell you the truth I am skint so haven't really been able to go on any beauty buys so iv sadly not really had much to share with all of you beautiful people! but do not fear it is pay day on Thursday and my shopping trip to Liverpool on Saturday so lots of money will be spent and that means lots of things to review! So I may aswell tell you what I have been up to in my week of absence! 

I bought the Babyliss Boutique soft waves iron! I have been searching for a large barrel curling wand for ages now - one that will give really loose waves and read a few reviews about the boutique waver so I purchased it on Ebay (brand new for a much cheaper price) I think it cost me £18.00 including postage so I am very very excited for this to arrive and to try it out!

I bought a few turtle necked pieces of clothing. The first piece was a ribbed turtle neck black crop top! I have had my eye on these for a while now and saw one on boohoo's website for £8.00 which was such a bargain! It arrived today and will look lovely with high waisted pants or a skirt! I also bought a purple high necked bodycon dress from boohoo for £10.00. Sadly I am sending this item back as it just didn't look right once on (looked perfect on the model though of course) It was a really funny length - wasn't a midi dress length but also wasn't a normal length dress it was that awkward in between length. I am now still on the hunt for a new dress anyone recommend a good clothes site?

I listed some vintage style heels on eBay! I bought these for my mums wedding last year (she had a 1940's themed wedding) They fit ok on the day but when I went to wear them again they were just far too big for me. (small feet don't judge haha) The reason I decided to sell these on Ebay is because they cost me £40 and I wore them once so I thought I may aswell try and get my moneys worth. You can view the shoes here 

So I know you might be thinking I thought you were skint but you bought all this? haha well I am but ordered this last week so am sat here twiddling my thumbs waiting for it all to arrive 

Monday, March 18, 2013

My everyday hair care routine

So I thought I would give you all an insight into my hair care routine! I have only really had a hair care regime for about 4 months now but I am sticking to it and can totally see a change in the condition of my hair. - I would recommend this to anyone!

Okay so the first thing I do is wash my hair in the Toni & Guys Nourish & Cleanse shampoo and conditioner - I have been using this product for about 1 month now. I was amazed the first time I used it and just couldn't help but touch my hair It left it feeling soooo soft and smelt amazing! 

Step 2 - I will then use my tangle teezer to brush my hair and then apply some of Herbal Essences Split end remedy on to my hair - this stuff is great I am currently on my second bottle and it lasts forever!

Step 3 - I will then spray Toni & Guys Heat defence spray all over my locks and then brush through with my teezer to distribute both products evenly. I have only previously started to use a Heat defence spray and will certainly not be missing this of my hair care regime in the future! 

Step 4 -  I will then blow dry my hair but on the cool setting on my hair dryer - this is to avoid having too much heat on my hair as we all know that it isn't great for us! 

Step 5 - I then use Pantene split end serum throughout the ends of my hair, I use this product quite regularly and am my like 4th bottle of the stuff! This serum is great and just absorbs straight into your hair and doesn't leave it greasy or oily. 

Step 6 - Before going to bed I will also spray Pantene overnight intense repair spray onto my hair! This was a spur of the moment buy as I had never heard of these before. It smells great but the only downside is it doesn't have a very even spray and just sort of unevenly squirts onto your hair. 

I use Lee Staffords Hair Growth treatment conditioner on my hair twice a week and am nearly all out - but I will certainly be buying another tub as I preferred it more than their shampoo and conditioner. 

Do you have a certain hair care routine or any products you love and would recommend?

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Rimmel Apocalips and MUA shade 14

(not my own images)

So I dont own the best collection of lipsticks so thought I am going to change that and invest in a few new ones. 

First of all I got MUA shade 14 lipstick for a bargain price of £1. On the above pictures these two colours look very alike but once on its a different story! (I would show you pictures of me wearing them but sadly the quality of my iPhone camera doesn't do them justice. On this picture the lipstick looks more of a peach colour when actually it is a natural beige colour when on - it gives your lips a little but of colour with them still looking natural. The lasting power isn't excellent but what do you expect for a £1

Next I move onto the very much hyped about apocalips! I got mine in shade Luna - sadly I dont seem to suit bright looking lipsticks but maybe I just haven't found the right one. It is a genius product! Its like a lipstick and gloss rolled into one! When wearing this lip gloss it gives my lips a nice peachy colour without looking too bold/orange. I bought this product from Asda believe it or not and it only cost me £4 on an offer they had on. Might have to go back and purchase some more! got my eye on Celestial, anybody tried that? 

Also a total random question but can anyone recommend a good digital camera? I am after a rather big one that you see photography people  with and makes your photos look amaze - but also one without a ridiculous price tag? 

Thanks for Reading 

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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Oops I bought some MORE makeup!

Oops I went shopping and bought some more make-up  I only intended to buy a new foundation as I felt like a little change after using Rimmels Lasting finish for so long, so on my lunch hour the other day I spent a whole 30 minutes trying out different foundations. 

I was going to try Rimmels new wake me up foundation but heard a few mixed reviews on the coverage and lasting power, so instead I found myself hovering around the Max Factor stand. 

So the foundation I went for was Max Factors Age Elixir in shade 75 Golden! I know your probably thinking is that not too dark? but the one before it was Beige 55 and it was far too light. So when I got home I tried it and the colour was a perfect match! It is such a light feeling foundation and looks flawless when put on your skin. It also has a serum in it which is a added bonus! This foundation set me back £12.99 and can be purchased here - Max Factor Age Elixer I am really pleased with this foundation and looking forward to using it everyday. 

Next I decided I would try a Powder from yet again Max Factor called Creme Puff. I got the powder in colour Translucent. I am a powder virgin believe it or not, but thought I would give it whirl and am really happy with the results - I do need to invest in a powder brush though. You can purchase the powder here Max Factor Creme Puff

Max Factor glide and define liquid eye liner was the next item I purchased. When I first tried this I was not keen at all. It has a twisty lid and is a little like a felt pen. I gave it a good shake and when I put it on my eye it just seemed a really light colour and not like a black liquid liner. I felt like I had to keep going over the same bit for the black to show evenly. I did then try the liner again and it did work alot better than last night - so I am unsure if it just needed to be worn in a little bit. You can purchase the eye liner here - Glide & Define

Lastly due to my Benefit There Real mascara running out I thought Id best invest in a new one. Sadly I do not have a spare £18 to splash out on some mascara so instead I got Maybelline Rocket lashes mascara! I am not gonna lie I am totally loving the mascara and cant even tell the difference from the Benefit one I was wearing. Rocket Volume Mascara

All the Max Factor products were bought on a surprise surprise 3 for 2 offer so in the end I got the liquid liner free, so it wasn't that much of a loss.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

I am searching for a Bloglovin / Google follower genius!

Howdy all!

*Warning confusion may follow*

So I have heard it through the grape line that from the 1st July google followers is going to be no more! .... So basically everytime I get a new lovely member to my blog and did a little excited dance didnt really mean anything :( I am hoping some genius will be able to give me a clear understanding of the change as I am new to all of this malarkey and to put it bluntly I am the brightest crayon in the pack with regards to technology! - I know I know your all thinking take a chill its no biggie so I thought I would put a few questions which a few of you's can hopefully answer! 

1. When I see a blog I want to follow, do I just follow it from the bloglovin page instead of clicking on the "join this site" button on blogger?

2. Is bloglovin going to me used as the new central of blogs?

3. How do I get a bloglovin followers thingy on my blog?

4. Will I basically just be using blogger for creating posts and editing my blog?

5. When someone comments on my post will it still go through to my google mail address? As my bloglovin address is set up to yahoo? - I know silly right, why didnt I just use the same one 

Ok so I could babble on for alot longer but think 5 questions will suffice for now! 

Thanks in advance

NOTD - Collection 200 - Milkshake

So yesterday I went out and purchased a new nail varnish! Its not a major brand but I am really liked the colour for work. It is a Collection 2000 varnish in shade Milkshake! (such a yummy name!) 

As it states on the bottle it is a fast drying product and was such a bargain at £1.49. I have been wearing the nail varnish all day and it still looks freshly painted! I certainly will be buying a few different shades! I also purchased Maybelline Rocket Mascara and a Rimmel Apocalips Lipgloss in Shade Luna! I am yet to try these beauties but as soon as I do I shall share my verdict with you lovely people! 

Have any of you tried a Collection 2000 nail varnish, and if so what shades and what are your thoughts?

Thanks for reading 

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

OOTD Saturday - Tie Dye midi dress

Hello my lovelies!

So I thought I would do a quick post on the tie dye midi dress I wore on Saturday when I met my friend for a few beverages! May I just add I am totally addicted to midi dresses at the moment!!

I recently did a mini haul post and this dress was included and was a total steal at £9.99 from eBay! When the dress arrived it was a good thick quality and didn't seem like a cheap buy which I was really impressed about! I am totally stocking up on some different patterned ones! - I think they can look quite sophisticated depending on the pattern and what they are worn with.

I decided to team the dress with my suede black wedges which were only £8 from Primark and a monochrome clutch bag! Let me know your thoughts guys!

P.S. Apologies this picture is in a toilet!  

Monday, March 11, 2013

March Wish List

So at the end of the month me and my boyfriend are going shopping in Liverpool and Cheshire Oaks for the day! Before I go I always spend at least 3 weeks majorly excited and thinking about all of the things I can buy! - such a saddo, you can tell I dont get out much!

So I have had my eye on The Michael Kors phone case for a while now as my Ted Baker is sadly getting a bit worn around the edges! Luckily there is A Micahel Kors shop at Cheshire Oaks (thats a shopping outlet spot for people who didn't know) and they sell bags, iphones and pursesdfor a fraction of the price! so I seriously cannot wait to go! 

Since Christmas I have had my eye on the chubby sticks from Clinique, has anyone tried any of the shades and recommend them?

Obviously there is something hair related in this post! which brings me onto The Cloud nine curling wand! I have been after a large wand for AGES now that creates loose curls and this one rather appeals to me. With me being on a hair growth mission I obviously!! have to purchase the famous Moroccan oil everyone has been raving about! 

Hopefully on my little shopping trip I shall stumble across these products! Have any of yous tried them? If so what are your thoughts? 

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Liebster Award

I received a nomination from the beautiful Katie Moscrop for a Liebster Award - excited blog. The Liebster award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers.  What is a Liebster you may ask? Well the meaning: Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.

Here are the rules for the award: 
- List 11 random facts about yourself
- Answer the 11 questions which are given to you by your nominator
- Ask 11 questions for all the bloggers that you nominate to win the award
- Nominate 9 bloggers with less than 200 followers to win the award
- Go to each of the nominees' pages to inform them about their nomination
- Thank the blogger who nominated you by mentioning them and linking their blog in your post

11 facts about me:
1. I went to sixth form for a year to study Law, Psychology, Dance and Drama. 
2. My favorite film is The Notebook and The Proposal
3. I live in the Lake District
4. I am Miss Charity South Lakes 2012
5. My favorite handbag design is Michael Kors
6. My favorite takeaway food is chinese 
7. I have extremely pale skin which results in me having to fake tan at least twice a week
8. I have a awesome boyfriend and have done for 4 years
9. I prefer Winter to Summer
10. My parents are divorced 
11. It takes me FOREVER to finish reading a book

My 11 questions from Katie:
1. If you were a Disney character, who would you be and why?
Ariel as it would be pretty cool being a mermaid

2. When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A Ballet Dancer

3. What's your favourite book?
Harry Potter (all of them) 

4. If you could live in another time/decade when would you live and why?
hmmm a tricky one! either the 1920s as I love the fashion from them and how elegant they seemed or the swinging sixties as they had really cool dance moves and clothes!

5. What's your favourite quote? 
Dont really know many quotes but rather like Do not give up, the beginning is always the hardest

6. Do you like your steak medium/rare/well done?
Medium kinda girl 

7. How would you sum up your blog in three words? 
Honest, hopefully interesting and fun to read (ok more than 3 exact words I know)

8. What's your favourite beauty product?
I am loving Champneys body butter and bubble bath at the moment

9. If a song had to be played to sum you up, what would it be?
Rent Take me or leave me! - ok it doesnt really sum me up but I do love dancing around my room to it and it was the first one that popped into my head :)

10. Who would be at your dream dinner party?
Ryan Reynolds, Heidi Montag, Spencer Pratt Millie Mackintosh, Paddy McGuiness, Joey Essex, The Saturdays minus vVanessa as she seems a little boring

11. What does your blog mean to you? 
My blog is very important to me as it is the start of a new journey and something I have wanted to do for a very long time

The 11 questions I asked:
1.If you had to move to a desert island what would you take with you?
2. Summer or Winter?
3. When did you start your blog?
4. What would you do with 1 million pounds?
5. 3 favorite online clothes websites?
6. One thing that really winds you up?
7. Celebrity crush?
8. What do you do for a living?
9. What is your favorite food to snack on?
10. What era would you choose to live in?
11. Favorite designer/brand

My Nomintaions

Saturday, March 9, 2013

My Matte Black Hunter Wellies

(Not my own image)

Hello my lovelies, So I thought I would write a little blog about my Hunter Wellies and how much of a bargain they were! The Standard Hunter wellington retails at around £79.99 and can be a lot higher in price but my beaut Hunters cost £35.00. Why you may ask? Well I have size 5 feet and believe it or not the children's sizes go up to a UK size 5 and cost half the price! So instead of buying an adult size 5 I bought a children's size 5! Awesome or what! 

I got my Hunters in Matte black and I wear them all the time! (usually teamed with my wax jacket) - and may I add they are no different to the Adults ones! I was going to go for the bright red ones but thought this time I would go for the black as they will go with anything and I can buy some Jazzy socks to go around the top (got my beady eye on the leopard ones)! They are sooo comfy and I wear them at every opportune moment! 

I got the idea of blogging about my Hunters from As they did a post about some they got from TK Maxx for a discounted price! You should check their blog out its pretty cool!

Thats all for now

Love India xx

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Mini Haul

Twice in one night! You can tell someone is getting a bit over excited with regards to blogging. So payday hit, and I thought I would treat myself to a few payday treats whilst I still have the money too! I wont go into too much detail with the hair products as I will clearly give them the satisfaction of having their very own blog post once I have used them for long enough to give a honest review! 

Toni & Guy Nourish and Cleanse Shampoo and Conditioner for damaged hair.
So I have been using this product for only 2 weeks after seeing it on Zoellas wonderful youtube page and so far I love it so keep your eyes peeled for a full blown review! I got this product on the 3 for £12 offer on Toni & Guy products boots currently has on

Toni & Guy Heat defence spray
I bought this on a total whim as it was on the offer in Boots and it took my fancy! I then got home a read a bad review of someone on the boots websites - slightly gutted, but I am glad to say I am really enjoying this product! It is light on your hair and has a cool little locky clippy button (my vocabulary is great right). 

Rimmel Metal Rush Nail Varnish 
This is shade 29 - Royal Blue and is the current nail varnish I am wearing. I was amazed by this in the shop as it kept changing colour when I was looking at it! The main colour I can see in this nail varnish when wearing it is a light purple colour, but in certain lights and angles, it shows a green and dark blue. I felt like I had to use at least 2 coats for a good coverage but overall I am happy with this nail varnish and am going to investigate in the other shades available. 

Tie Dye Midi Dress Turtle Neck
Ok so this dress is a cheeky little Ebay find! It was a total bargain at £9.99 brand new. I am currently obsessed with midi dresses so this will fit nicely into my collection. I will be doing a OOTD post of me wearing this dress some time soon. 

Where you can find the products I have mentioned!

Thanks for reading 

Love India xx

My Bushtucker Trial Video

Hello my lovely readers, 

So earlier in the week I posted about my Miss South Lakes experience and what I did to fund raise money - casually eat bugs live on the bay radio! So I thought I would be awesome and  post the video for yous to watch! Enjoy! 

Love India xx

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

25 facts about little old me

So I thought I would jump on the band wagon and give you a little insight in to myself. So without further ado 25 facts about me!!

1. I have only been abroad twice! - trust me I don't mean it to stay that way for much longer

2. I hate the colour pink with a passion

3. I have two pets, A beautiful little doggie called Lilly who is a Yorkie Chihuahua Cross and a Tortoise called Victor which I share with my boyfriend Rowen

4. Since the age of 2 I attended Ballet Classes up until the age of 18 and I loved it 

5. My favourite TV show is Pretty Little Liars! Its awesome and I would recommend anyone who hasn't already watched it to do so!

6. I suffered with bad anxiety just over 2 years ago

7. I am a bit OCD about tidying and cleanliness 

8. I drive a 1999 silver Micra - Loving Life!

9. I have two younger brothers one aged 19 and one aged 17

10. I have wanted to create a blog for about 2 years but never had the guts too

11. I don't like or eat vegetables

12. I am afraid of heights and water

13. The sound of crunching on a Malteaster goes right through me so I have to suck on them

14. I can't go to sleep on my own unless I have my monkey teddy nuzzled under my chin - dont judge

15. I don't really know how to cook

16. I have a weird obsession with looking for my dream house and the interior I would have in it

17. I like going for random drives up the Lake District in the car - as long as I am the passenger and can take in the views

18. I played the Wicked Witch of the West in my Year six Primary School show

19. I wouldn't mind living in Texas on a farm and drive a truck but still be really cool

20. Crisps are my favourite food to snack on - especially really salty ones

21. I passed my driving test first time - go me

22. Im not much of a fan of going out clubbing id much rather sit at home and pamper myself or learn how to knit a quilted blanket  

23. Even though I am scared of water I would like to swim with Dolphins - as long as its in a secure pool and not the big blue sea!

24. When I was little I used to get really homesick and when I was at a sleepover I would have to go home hysterically crying - poor me

25. I could eat baked beans with pretty much anything 

Well I hoped you enjoyed these facts about myself and they didnt bore you too much! Would love to know yours

Love India 

Monday, March 4, 2013

Lee Stafford hair growth treatment

So another blog about my hair care regime! My wonderful hair growth treatment by Lee Stafford! I know I said I wasn't 100% satisfied with the shampoo and conditioner from the hair care range but the deep treatment conditioner is a different story! It smells awesome and is really good for my hair!

I would usually use this about twice a week after shampooing and leave it on for about 20-30 minutes then wash it off.
It is a lovely light pink colour and you don't need to use a lot for full and even coverage - I bought this treatment at the beginning of February and I'm not even half way through the tub yet. This deep treatment condition cost me £7.99 and I got it on the 3 for 2 offer at boots - which sadly isn't on at the moment but its a regular deal that they do.

After blow drying my hair the treatment leaves my hair feeling cashmere soft and as soon as I run out I am definitely running out and buying a new tub! After starting to pay real attention to my hair since the beginning of this year I really have noticed a difference in the quality of my hair and that's all down to me invested in a few good hair care products!

Thanks for reading

India xo