Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Goodbye GFC, Hello Bloglovin!


As you probably already know, google has (stupidly) decided to remove GFC from Blogger (you know, all your little smiling faces in the box the the right?), what the hell right! Luckily for us, Bloglovin' has come to save the day! Hooray!

Bloglovin is a handy little website that allows you to follow all your favourite blogs and keep up to date with all their recent posts. I've been using bloglovin for ages now and I think its so easy to use and it's super efficient, there's even an app for Androids and iPhones which is fantastic for reading on the go. Only 9 of you currently follow me on it so if the rest of you lovely people could click HERE and pop on over and give me a follow I would love you forever and ever. You can also follow me over there by clicking on the white heart in the pink bubble over to the right under my mini bio with the rest of my links, you see it?

Thanks! See you all soon! 
Pip pip!
Alex xx

Monday, 10 June 2013

Get The Look | Perrie- Little Mix


I've been wanting to do a "Get The Look" post (or series, depends on how you guys react to this.) for quite some time now but I had no idea who's look to create. I recently went to a "The Best of Britain" themed fancy dress party dressed as Perrie Edwards from Little Mix and the thought hit me, why not start with Little Mix! They're pretty famous and stuff and each have such a unique, amazing style so why not start with them! I love the Little Mix girls so flipping much so i'm really excited to be doing their looks! Ok here we go.


Topshop Denim Skater Skirt
Topshop "Dweeb" Cropped Tee
Sportsgirl Daisy Chain Headband
Valleygirl Camo Jacket
Topshop Grey Socks with Black Lace Trim
Dotti Black Harness Boots
Dotti Nail Varnish in Khaki 


All I did was wash and blow dry my hair then threw it up in one of Perrie's signature top knots! Easy! I then pinned the daisy chain headband in and I was ready to go.



  • Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation in 300 Natural Beige
  • Garnier Under-Eye Concealer in Medium
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in Silky Beige
  • TopShop Cream Blush in Pinched
  • Rimmel Exaggerate Liquid Eyeliner 
  • Urban Decay Naked2 Palette- Snakebite (lid), Busted (crease and outer corner) and Blackout (outer corner) I was trying to create a natural smokey look. Not too sure how that worked out for me, you can decide that yourselves.
  • L'Oreal Volume Million Lashes Mascara in Noir/Black
  • Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara
  • Mac Lipstick in Chatterbox
The Finished Product! (With my Zayn)

How was that? Was that ok? I tried my hardest to get it right, It is my first time doing this kind of thing after all! I'm really sorry about the picture quality. I tried really hard to get a good shot of my makeup but it wasn't really working out and the lighting was making my skin look all spotty and weird (ew!) so this was the best I could get for you guys, sorry! My friend Ruby who was going to the party with me as Zayn (we went as Zerrie, cool right!) and I felt so guilty when I kept asking her "Can you take a picture of this? Can you take a picture of that?" so I kind of just let her take the photos and took what I got. I'm still using my iPhone to take all my photos too, I know, it's cringey. I am in the process of buying a better camera though so hang in there! The pictures will be better soon enough. Anyway, after all that rambling,  tell me what you think of this and if you like it I might do the rest of the girls! Enjoy your week guys!

Pip pip!
Alex xx

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Essiebutton's DIY Lemon & Peppermint Foot Scrub


Lately i've been seriously loving Estee from essiebutton's blog and youtube videos (new girl crush? I think so!) and everybody knows I love a bit of DIY now and then so when I saw she had created a DIY footscrub, there was no question about it, I had to give it a go!

You can check out the blogpost she wrote on it HERE but i'm gonna make my own post, just because I can. The "recipe" is as follows;

You Will Need:
  • Rock Sea Salt (just fill your jar and that will be perfect)
  • Half a lemon
  • Lemon zest (tablespoon) 
  • Almond oil(about 1/2 cup- 1 cup)
  • Peppermint oil (couple of drops will do the trick!)
  • Jar (or jars, whatever floats your boat)
  • Bowl
  • Spoon/spatula (just something to mix it with. You can use your hands if you wish it)
  • Ribbon (optional)
  1. Measure your jar full of rock salt and pour it into the bowl
  2. Squeeze in the juices of half a lemon
  3. Add in the lemon zest
  4. Pour in almond oil (put in as much or as little as you want, it's totally up to you. Just make sure it has the consistency of a scrub and has a scrub-y feel to it if ya know what I mean)
  5. Drop in about 3-4 drops of peppermint oil
  6. Mix!
  7. Scrape into your jar
  8. Tie bow around the jar (if you're into that sort of thing)
  9. Voila!

See! Easy! Essie also did a video tutorial type of thing on it too so i'll link that HERE as well so you can pop over and give that a watch too. I love this because not only is it super easy to make but it's fun too and they make great gifts. I actually made one for my friend Rosie who is really unwell at the moment and could really use a cute little pick me up in foot scrub form! (Hi chummy if you're reading, I love you loads. Feel better soon <3)

Pop on over later for my 30 Day Snap #5 picture! See you then!

Pip pip!
Alex xx

p.s. Make sure you mix it up a bit before you actually use it, the almond oil tends to sink to the bottom xx

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Lush Mini Haul


Just like every other person in the blogosphere, I am completely obsessed and in love with Lush products. All of them. I was studying at a friends place and we went out to get some food for lunch and I ended up buying a few things, oops! Thought you guys might be interested in what I picked up so, ya know, here you go!

Tisty Tosty Bath Ballistic- $6.75: "You'll find 7 rosebuds in this rose scented bath, which float on the water releasing a magic love spell." 
Now I don't know about a magic love spell but this bath bomb smells flipping amazing. If there was a candle in this scent, I would buy three. When I read the little blurb about it I could image myself in a gorgeous milk bath with one of these in and I couldn't get up to the counter quick enough.

Butterball- $5.50: "Tiny slivers of cocoa butter melt in a vanilla and ylang-ylang bath. Guaranteed to soften you up"
How gorgeous does this sound!?! I want to bloody eat it! I haven't got the slightest clue as to what ylang-ylang is but it sounds awesome! I get super dry skin in the winter so this will be a nice bath bomb to use to "soften me up" as lush says. It smells like vanilla too which is one of my favourite scents so i'm looking forward to using it and smelling like a candle :) (weird?)

Space Girl Bath Ballistic- $5.95: "Refreshing, fizzy, purple and ever so slightly sparkly. The closest we'll get to floating in space." 
Not sure why I bought this, think I got a bit over excited to be honest! I'm not a massive fan of sparkles in my bath (I totally want to love it but for some reason it just really annoys me) so i'll see how this goes. It does say "ever so slightly sparkly" so maybe we'll get along. Smells good though!

So there ya go! If you want to know what I think of them after i've used them just tell me in the comments and i'll see what I can do. Don't forget to come back a bit later for my second 30 Day Snap photo! Are any of you guys taking part in it?

Pip Pip!
Alex xx