31 December 2011

New years resolutions

Hello my loves,

I hope you are well and had a great Christmas

So as you will know if you follow me on twitter and have followed my blog for a long time, I have had a seriously negative year. Everything that could go wrong actually has, but, in all honesty, some good things have come out of this year I've met some lovely people, I made up with a friend who I didn't think I would and I've had a few nice dates. I've done so many positive things, like losing weight although, that was due to stress. I'm back at college and although I'm not ready for a new boyfriend I am ready to date and have some fun. 

In the new year I'm going to be so positive and I'm going to get good things! So long ramble over let's get to the reason in here doing this post!

  • Get a new job. Save money, get myself a working holiday visa to Canada or do the internship in America.
  • Stop saying I'm going to do something and then not do it!
  • Although we all say we are going to lose weight after new years I actually lost three stone this year, I want to carry on and lose the last bit of weight.
  • Stop letting things get to me so much! Good things ARE coming my wa.
  • I am going to meet up with all the new lovely friends I have made on twitter.
  • I need to let things go, I hold onto too much grudges and once someone has pissed me off I stay angry for the longest time.
  • I need to exercise more.
  • I want to try and new and healthy things recipes and teach myself to be a better cook.
  • I want to give my blog more love and try out more products.
  • I don't want a boyfriend but if one comes my way I am not going to turn it down.
  • In September I want to do a barbering course.
  • I've lost a lot of friends through not having time for them because I got married and we moved on, I'd like to mend these friendships
  • I want to move, Ideally I'd love to move somewhere closer to my friend.
  • If I don't get to move I would like a housemate to move in.
  • I want to paint my house because I am sick of the half painted walls that my ex never helped me to paint.
  • I want to sit and read a new book every week.
  • I want to go on more dates, there's lots of beautiful men out there and I want to meet as many of them as I can. Just because I have been burnt in the past doesn't mean that the one is going to hurt me.
  • I am going to be the person I haven't been able to be because of my ex.
  • I want to let go of negativity, if you are always feeling negative then you are giving out negative vibes and there for you're asking for bad things to happen.
  • I am going to sell off the rest of my clothes that don't fit and buy a brand new wardrobe of things that do fit.
  • I want to make my own hairstyles and try a new hairstyle every time I go out.
  • I'm going to grow my hair really long because I am craving fishtail plaits.
Wow, that's actually a ton of things. I've still got ideas going through my head so I will keep adding to these but yeah, those are the things that I want the most from my life.

Happy new year my cupcakes and I will be back in the New Year fresh and feeling positive. Here's to a happy new year :-)

Much love

24 December 2011

Spreading the Christmas cheer

Hello my little Christmas Lovelies :-)

I hope you''re all well.

I don't actually have anything specific to talk about today I just wanted to make a little post to say thank you to my lovely subbies, I'm up to 70 now and that's massive for me. I'm so out of practice with Blogging now it's been a while but I do plan to come back fresh with some new products in the new year. I've just got no enthusiasm for this year anymore, It's been a tough tough year and I'm not sad to say I cannot wait until January. I'm ready for a brand new chapter to start.

So what is everyone doing for Christmas? Do you know what you're getting? I haven't a clue what I am getting but I'm going to my mum's boyfriends mum's for Christmas. I'm not excited about it this year. 

I know I've had a terrible year but I've also had some great things happen. I've lost three stone and am now back into a size 12. I've met some super lovely people and I'm back at college doing something I really enjoy. I'm happier now than I was this time last year.

I'm excited to see what 2012 brings, I'm planning to go on to do Barbering at college after this year, I still have to do another year of my normal hairdressing but I'm so excited for everything. 

Anyways I'm sorry about the pretty pointless Blogpost I guess I just wanted to come and say hi and wish you all a super happy Christmas. I hope you all get everything you've ever wanted and eat lots of great food and drink (do it responsibly lol) lots. Thank you to everyone who has been there for me this year I'm so grateful for everything you have done for me.

All my love

16 December 2011

30 Day Blog Challege

Day 12 – A photograph of the town you live in.

Hi guys,
I don't actually have any pictures of the town I live so I used some from google images.

I live in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. Yes I am Yorkshire lass but I don't speak like one unless I am around really common people. I've lived here all of my life and although I am proud to be a Northerner (it is true about us being a friendly bunch) I'm keen to leave the place lol. Sheffield is home to the Steelworks, it's a green city and one of the biggest cities in the country. A lot of very awesome people were born in Sheffield (just to pick a few) Sean Bean, Joe Cocker, Jessica Ennis, Def Leppard and many many others.

This place is called The Peace Gardens, it's such a nice place to go and sit in the summer. Also in winter the council put an outdoor skating rink here.

My favourite place IN THE WORLD, ha ha. Fancie Cupcakes, if you follow me on Twitter, I am sure you will have seen me rambling on about how much I love Fancie.

And lastly, this is the college where I am studying Hairdressing.

Peace and Love

A very merry Christmas

 Hello my loves,

I cannot honestly believe that in 9 days it will be Christmas, seriously where did this year go? I have to say I am so ready for the year to end. It's been a long roller coaster of a bugger. So I was on YouTube and saw this tag by Mischievous and I thought I would do it because I wanted a Christmassy post so here goes.

1. Favorite Christmas Movie?
For the past four Christmases it became a bit of tradition that we would watch a Muppets Christmas Carol, I have to say it really is my favourite. I think it's such a fun movie because it has Miss Piggy and well, she's hella fun right?

2. Are you on the Naughty list or the Nice list?
Well I think I am on both, I'm a naughty but nice girl. Lol. I've had a real humdinger of a year and I do think that I deserve a nice time with lots of treats.

3. Show us an embarrassing Christmas Card photo!
I have never done this, this is an American thing to do. I don't send Christmas cards out anymore, I just think it's a waste of ink and paper.

4. Have you ever had a White Christmas?
When I was about 9 we did have one and last year we had one. I love white Christmases, I think they're very romantic.

5. Where do you usually spend your holiday?
I used to spend it with my husbands family but this year I'll be spending it at my mum's boyfriends mum's house.

6.Play or Sing your favorite Christmas Song!
Christmas songs grate on me, I do like Mariah Carey's "All I want for Christmas" though.

7. Do you open any presents on Christmas Eve?

8. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer?
I could google it but that would be cheating wouldn't it? I don't actually know them, I used to know them all.

9. What holiday tradition are you looking forward to most this year?
Just getting drunk and eating a ton of food :-)

10. Is your Christmas tree real or fake?
Ok, don't shout, but I don't have a tree up this year. Being the first one on my own I'm not really feeling it, next year I will be though.

11. Hands down, what's your all-time favorite holiday food and holiday sweet treat?
I love lots of stuffing, sage and onion stuffing is one thing I could eat all the time. My favourite sweet treat is Yule log YUMMMM oh buddy that stuff is amazing.

12. Be Honest: do you like giving gifts or receiving gifts better?
I like to give gifts, I don't expect anything this year. Obviously likes receiving gifts but I don't think it's right to expect them.

13. Show us your tackiest Christmas attire (ex: Ugly Sweater)
Hand on heart I actually don't have anything. I am too school for cool and just don't wear them.

14. What would be your dream place to visit for the holiday season?
I would love to go to NYC for New Years. I'd love to go ice skating where they have that big rink and watch the ball drop in Times Square.

15. Does your family have a special holiday recipe you like to help make?

16. Are you a pro-present wrapper, or do you fail miserably? 
I am actually pretty decent at wrapping presents, I've had lots of practice lol.

17. Most memorable Holiday moment?
A few years ago I got something for my mum's boyfriend and I put it in a massive box and had smaller boxes to reveal this really cool gift. His face when he saw the big present was a picture and when he saw the end thing he looked out of breath haha.

18. What made you realize the truth about Santa?
I don't actually remember, I wish I could go back to being that innocent and believing in Santa because everything was just perfect back then.

19. Do you make New Years Resolutions? Do you stick to them?
I always say I'm going to lose weight and don't but this year I actually did. I've lost 3 stone whoop.

20. What makes the Holidays special for you?
It used to be exchanging gifts with my ex and being so in love but now I'm kind of over it. I'm sure I'll be like that again but for now I'm a bit of a Grinch.

I hope you all have a seriously wonderful Christmas and get everything you want, I look forward to seeing lots of Christmas haul posts and videos.

Much Love

14 December 2011


Hello my loves,

How are we all? Long time no post. Have you all done your Christmas shopping? I still haven't done mine but thankfully I don't really have to buy many this year.

So where have I been? I've been slacking on posts recently, I've been busy with college I've had exams and practical assessments as well as writing assignments. I am officially on Christmas break now, I've managed to get my assignments done so I have just under a month off which is going to be great. I am hosting a blogsale if you are interested you can go grab a bargain here

Last weekend I fell and hurt my ankle and when went to the doctors he told me I'd torn a ligament (ouch) this is no good thing when you have to stand on your feet all day when you are training to become an hairdresser, and my tutor is no pushover "hairdressers do not sit down" she says lol. That is healing nicely, the bruises scare me but I always do bruise like a peach. I know sitting on my fat ass would mean I could surely blog but I've also been really unwell. I've got flu and I've barely done anything, I went to get cough medicine yesterday because I have a really chesty cough which is agony. All of my joints hurt and I've just been feeling so down because all I do is blow my nose and cough my guts up. I'm just not having the greatest time of it. 

I've not even been reading blogs, I've just taken a complete break which isn't like me at all. Now that I am on holiday I am hopefully going to start blogging again next week

So that is where I have been, if you missed me at all lol.

I hope you have a great weekend and I'll see you next week with a brand new post :-) 

Lots of Christmas hugs and love

29 November 2011

My weight battle (with pictures) long post.

Hello my loves,

I hope you're all doing really well.

I have been thinking about writing this post for so long but didn't really feel so confident about it, but I decided everyone else is putting up "weight loss journey" videos, blog posts and what have you so I'm going to bite the bullet and do it. This might turn into a long post so please be patient with me. My blog is a big part of my life and if I can help someone then I will be happy. So here goes and please if you have any nasty comments (which I haven't ever had on this blog everyone has been so kind to me) please keep them to yourself, ok? Yes I got really big but nobody has the right to say nasty things on my blog.

Growing up, I was always a really slim girl, my dad's genes were really good my grandad was tall and slim, my dad was the same and so is my brother. My mum has always been curvy and I inherited her shape as I got older. I got picked on a lot at school because I had horrible teeth which I later sorted with braces, I had to wear glasses and I was always the tallest slimmest girl. I grew tall and matured with breasts before most girls in my year and some years above me. When I reached 15 years old I was 5ft6 which is when everyone grew above me and I've been 5ft6 ever since. I stayed the same size throughout school which was a curvy 10/12. After leaving school and going college I had a real hangup on my body, I would always say I was fat when I clearly wasn't, I was a size 10, everyone around me said I was skinny but I couldn't believe them because I have body dismorphia. I'm not going to lie here, I have had eating disorders. I couldn't eat for a long time and when I did eat I would make myself sick. Sometimes it comes back and when I eat I shake and it scares me, I try to force myself to eat and my body just rejects it and I get so full so easily. I lost lots of weight walking everywhere and being active trying to look nice for my first boyfriend. My mother demanded I went on the pill because I had a steady boyfriend and I was in love, then I put on weight. I felt horrible my belly had gotten bigger and I just started to feel blah and depressed so I had to lose the weight, I had eventually come off of that pill because it made me really unwell and went on a different one which didn't have an impact on my weight at all.

Anyhow fast forward a few years, I didn't really put much weight until 2007. I had all the men I could handle because I was this tallish bubbly skinny young woman. I started work doing this twilight shift working from 5-10pm and I met my now husband. We fell in love but his diet led something to be desired, he was picky it was fast food and junk. We'd sit and eat so much junk and go to the cinema with tons of popcorn and bad goodies. I didn't put on too much weight and I was a healthy size 12/14 which is my ideal size, but then the worst thing happened. My dad died, I couldn't eat once my dad died, I dropped a stone quickly because I couldn't handle the pain of losing him, I slowly started to get better and put weight on again but I didn't just put the weight on that I lost I had ballooned up to a size 16/18 we went to Florida and I think everyone knows what you do in America, you eat junk and boy did I. I've always had a pretty big apatite and there I was in my element, I could eat massive piles of junk and I wouldn't feel bad because everyone else was doing the same as me.We even went to a water park and I can remember saying "I don't feel like I'm fat anymore with the size of her legs" but you'd think that would have been enough to sort me out and make me lose weight but it didn't. We carried on having takeaways quite a few times a week, I had a massive drink problem, there wasn't a day when I didn't drink because I was so unhappy. He proposed to me in Florida and I of course said yes. I wanted to lose weight so I didn't have to be a big bloated mess on my wedding day but I just gave up, I didn't have the energy because I was quite big. I couldn't walk places without getting tired. I'd gotten so comfy in the relationship and it was a "well I've got him now, I'm married I don't need to bother looking good anymore" but I secretly inside hated myself and I couldn't look myself in the mirror without crying. I would say to him I want to lose weight and I did, I joined slimming world and I lost just under a stone in 6weeks which was amazing, but I stopped going because he said it costs too much etc. I would always say I'm so fat and ugly and he would say "well only you can do something about that" but when I asked if I could buy DVDs for weight loss at him he would say no because they were so expensive etc. He just didn't offer me the support and kick up the backside to say "do something because I'm worried" his aunty told me about these diet pills, which sounded perfect, they suck the fat out of what you eat, perfect. I could have takeaways and still lose weight?!? perfect right? NO. I won't tell you the results this had on me. I did lose weight but I wasn't eating better and they just stopped working.

Fast forward to this past year. My marriage was at breaking point, we both knew just neither of us had the courage to say "It's over" I tried to push him away so I could breathe but he wouldn't go and then he decided he was leaving, at which point I was just glad, I was more sad to lose the Xbox than him. But the stress started to roll in, I had no money, no job and I was left to it "sink or swim" he told me. Of course I didn't eat a proper meal for 3months, I couldn't it was just bits and bobs to shut my tummy up for an hour. I dropped a lot of weight and went from a 18/20 (depending where I shopped) to a 14/16 in a fast time. This I was happy about it meant I could sell off all of my clothes and feel/look better. I did look better but I didn't look the way I wanted to because I wasn't eating properly but I wasn't exercising either. I basically sat there wasting away, I'd gone to such a dark dark place and I thought that was the end for me. But then I met Jack (I'm always mentioning him in my posts, because he's awesome) and he helped me, we were both going through a tough tough time and he told me I needed to start eating because I wasn't doing myself any good. He offered so much love and support to me and I quickly got better, instead of putting all of the weight back on I have kept it off. I'm doing zumba and I'm doing much more like walking to college instead of spending £1.50 on the tram. I have to thank him so much because he wasn't ever scared to say "Joy just do it". He is the kind of man I wish I would have married instead of my own husband, because he can be hard on me but I just know that means he cares about me.

I won't divulge how much I weigh, I don't feel comfortable talking about that stuff still but I tried on a size 12 top yesterday (one that I haven't fit in since 2007) and it fit me, it wasn't tight or anything. Like I mentioned before, I've always had big breasts, but when I put weight on they obviously ballooned and I still find it hard to find tops that fit over them. I still have a way to go, I have to tone up my tummy, but I have stretch marks and in a way I'm so glad I do, because now when I think I'm fat or anything I can think to myself "no you're curvy, you used to be fat" I've cut right down on my drinking because that was a huge part of the weight issues, I'm still losing weight and fitting into things that I couldn't before. I feel like I finally am starting to look sexy again. Like I said I have a way to go, but Zumba helps, so does college. I have other things to focus on. I'm going to be the woman I want to be and I will never let myself get into that situation again. I can now run up the stairs without almost having a heart attack at the top, I can walk to the shops without feeling everyone is looking at me. And as for my panic attacks, I know I look better now, so all the attention I am getting seems to be good now. I'd say my body type right now is a an "hour glass" and I'm going to be honest I love it, I love that I have hips I'm ok with that. Marilyn Monroe had hips and she was stunning. I'm taking it easy, but in the new year I'm going to shift the rest of the weight. There's not much point going on a massive health kick right now because it's Christmas soon and we all know that we eat a crap ton of unhealthy stuff at Christmas.

I hope you're all still with me and here are some pictures of me from the past and present. 

This is me back in 2000 and 2001 size 10/12

This is me at my biggest on my wedding day, with my mums boyfriend who gave me away. I was a size 18/20

And these are the most recent pictures of me. I'm now a 14ish on top and 16 on the bottom due to my big hips lol.

I know I still have a way to go but I wanted to show my progress, in January when I start really dieting I will take before pictures, I didn't have any before pictures of myself from this year because I didn't expect to lose weight, it just happened.

Again, sorry for the long post I just had a long story to tell.

Peace, love and happiness

26 November 2011

New hurr, long rambly post.

Hello cupcakes,

How are you all doing?

Recently I've been bitten by the hair bug (no I don't have nits, hmm perhaps I need to rephrase that lol) I've been wanting to go lighter and then dye my hair pink, last night I decided I was going to lighten it so here is what my hair looks now and a review about the products I used to get me to lighter hair.

This is what my hair looked like before.

And this is my hair now.

How did you achieve this? your hair is pretty dark. Well here is what I did to go from dark to light in 60 minutes, what 60 minutes? That's ludicrous! well it isn't actually. I'm going to let you into a little secret, I used Colour b4, yep no bleach and no ammonia. I managed to save up enough points on my Superdrug card so I thought I would buy this with them.

Here is what the site says about Colour B4

''Has your hair received multiple colour applications and become dark and flat? Or if you have applied a dark brown, red or black shade (you just don’t want) then Colour B4 Extra Strength can help. Colour B4 Extra Strength hair colour remover is the safest and most effective way to remove an undesirable hair colour."

I've heard so many mixed reviews about this stuff, some say it doesn't work and some say it does. This is my third time using it and I've never had any problems with it. I always use the extra strength one.

 Because Colour B4 doesn't contain bleach and ammonia you can dye your hair straight after you use this. I'm sure you probably could, but I always leave my hair alone after I put Colour B4 on. I put my hair through so much and I like to leave it, plus I also always like the way my hair turns out once I have used it. I wanted to go lighter and I didn't expect the results that I got. At first I was shocked because it was a lot lighter than I intended it to be, however, I liked it! I wanted change and I got so I'm perfectly happy to keep it for a while. As you can see from the pictures it looks like it blonde but it is a mixture between blonde and red. Growing up I had blonde hair, this changed when I got passed 5 it started to darken and became a mousy brown (which I hated) so I started to dye it when I became 16, against mothers wishes. The colour I had in the first picture was Casting Creme gloss by L'Oreal, and I did like the colour I but I wanted to be lighter so that I could go red again, call me crazy but I always feel like I'm a more confident person with red hair. The thing I love so much about hair is it's versatility, you can change the colour you can change the

Now, you shouldn't expect this to completely strip your hair and expect it to look exactly how you want it, because if you use permanent colour each time you colour it, the hair changes from its natural state and will never lose that colour until you either grow it out or cut it. It's called permanent hairdye for a reason. Colour B4 shrinks the artificial dye molecules in the hair, enabling you to simply wash them away. 

The thing I do not like about colour b4.
If you use the extra strength one you have to leave it on for 60 minutes which isn't a problem to me because I can do a lot in that time, but, you have to spend ages washing it all out then you have to wash your twice with a bufferer. It might make your hair feel a little bit like straw at first.

Now onto the next bit of this review, my hair at the ends felt like straw, I could brush it but it really hurt. I was frantically worrying what I could use because I don't have masses amounts of products (which I do need to invest in now) for my hair so I was panicking because I needed something to tame the ends. GlossyBox to the rescue I remembered I got some hair oil in I think it was Septembers glossybox. Now, I had my reservations about this stuff because, I have quite oily hair at the crown and I thought it would just make the problem worse. It says to add 1 to 2 pumps of it but I knew I'd need a bit more than that so I added 4. You add it to the tips of your fingers and then mix it together to warm it up a little and then add it to your hair. My hair has never felt so soft, it wasn't horrible, it didn't make my hair sticky it was a godsend. I'm not sure if I would be able to repurchase it because it's pretty expensive. If anyone can offer me a good cheap hair oil or serum that I can pick up from superdrug or boots when I have some money that would be awesome. I would say that it's probably a good thing to have and if you can afford to splurge.
So there we have it, my new hair and how I did it. If It was bleach I would say be careful but this is fine, It is literally fool proof. Use it as you would a normal hairdye, but if you use the extra strength one you leave it for 60 minutes. It is a faff to wash it out but just stick with it and you'll be fine. Colour b4 is pretty pricey at £12 and you can pick it up at Boots or Superdrug.

Peace, love and sunshine

30 Day Blog Challenge

Day 10 – What is the name of the movie you last watched?

Hello my loves,
I hope you are well and having a great weekend.

At the moment I'm having a lazy day and watching a movie called "Take the Lead" you can read about it here if you want to know what it is about.

Much love

24 November 2011

30 Day Blog Challenge

Day 9 – A photo of the item you last purchased.

Hello you gorgeous beauties,
I hope you're doing well. Today being the 24th November means it is exactly one month away from Christmas eve, I'm scared as it's my first Christmas alone, anyhow grumbles over lol.

I don't get chance to buy much nowadays I just don't have the money but I did see this dress on the ASOS.com website. It was on sale for £14 and I just couldn't resist. I like that it's black on the top and a really cute floral skater style skirt, I like contrast and this is definitely that. It opens up at the back which is really really cute and I think I will get a lot of wear out of it.

I did take the picture from the ASOS.com website.

So there we have it, if you are interested it is still for sale on the site.

Peace and Love

22 November 2011

30 Day Blog Challenge

Day 8 – A song to match your mood.

Hello my loves,
I hope you're all doing well.

I've been feeling down recently but Friday I kinda had something sweet but stalkerish happen to me and I decided that I am so sick of feeling down. At the moment I have everything I want, I could use more money but for now I'm happy where I am at. I am doing so well at college, I guess you could say there is a guy in my life that I like and I've lost weight not to blow my own trumpet but I feel good and I look good.

Wowzers there was a bit of a ramble but I think I need to say all of that so that the song makes sense.. The song that fits the mood I am in right now is Yazz "The Only Way Is Up" it is right, I'm so young and I'm headed towards a brand new career and there is so much I want to achieve and I am going to.

Peace and Love

19 November 2011

30 Day Blog Challenge

Day 7 – How has you week been?

Hello my loves how are we all on this cold Saturday afternoon?

This week hasn't been a good one if I am honest. Monday was great because I did my fist hair cut at college and it was great, I did really well and I only messed up right at the end of the cut, but I know where I went wrong and I know how to improve for next time. I'm actually really enjoying my courses, I feel like I'm out in the big bad world on my own and it's scary as hell but I am really enjoying it. Hairdressing is a scary thing to learn, one snip of the scissors and you could totally ruin a persons hair. But it is so worth it, I'm learning a brand new skill something I can use in my future.

Tuesday would have been my dad's birthday, it was a hard day for me because I really miss him. My dad was awesome, he was there for me all the time he seriously embarrassed me with boys that I liked but his intentions were good. I have to thank my dad for a lot, he gave me my music taste (well not he didn't always approve of me blasting out Spice Girls and Take That lol) my favourite memories of my dad was him sat on the sofa on a Saturday evening with his favourite red wine watching his AC/DC concert DVD. He'd call me downstairs and I thought something was wrong and he'd say "just listen to this bit" when I said no he would tell me I have no soul. I always pretended to hate his music but I secretly loved it, I couldn't do everything he told me to do so I didn't lol. It makes me so sad that my dad died so young, he didn't get the chance to his "bundle of Joy" get married, he won't get to see what an amazing woman I'm going to become and he won't to see my children. He didn't get the chance to do things that he wanted to and that makes me so sad, he died never getting to go to Australia. Because he died never really getting to do these things, I want to do my best at getting out of this place and doing what he would have wanted to do.

Wow sorry there I got into a bit of a ramble.

This week has just been draining, my moods have been up and down and I'm just having a not nice time. But I may have some news next week which will be good. Anyhow I'm determined to get myself out of this funk of a mood.

Much Love

17 November 2011

30 Day Blog Challenge

Day 6 – A photo of an animal you’d love to keep as a pet.

Hello my loves,
I hope you're all doing well.

I love Hippos, I have always been so obsessed with them. I know they are dangerous but so are tigers it doesn't mean I can't think they're cute. I don't know what It is about them that I love so much I just find them fascinating.

Much Love 


13 November 2011

New piercings

Hello my lovelies,

I hope you're all doing well.

Yep I went to get pierced again the other day, I know I have quite a lot of piercings and I still don't think I'm even finished lol, you can see what other piercings I've got here. The story behind the newest two piercings. I wanted something different, I'm bored of seeing the same old ones so I decided to google piercings and came across these two, I have never seen anyone with them so I thought "why the hell not get them". With new piercings comes lots of nervousness and I almost backed out of going in, but I decided if I didn't go get them done I would keep thinking about them, so I bit the bullet.

First of all I'd like to say I am very sorry for the blood. 
I love them, I know that one of them I can't see because it's all hidden away but I know it is there and I love it. I didn't think they were too painful, obviously they hurt but I was starting to get scared because it was feeling really painful, but he told me he was almost done and I calmed down a little bit. Because of the location of the tucked away one it was little harder for him to get the ball on the bar which made it a little uncomfortable because he had to stick his finger inside my ear. When I had my other piercings they seemed to hurt for quite a while after but these didn't, I do get pain when I touch them but that is to be expected.

I hope you like them. Have you had any interesting piercings recently?

Much Love

30 Day Blog challenge

Day 5 – A photo of yourself two years ago.

This is me at Wembley Arena waiting for Take That to come on. This is back when I had a fat face.

Peace and Love 

9 November 2011

Neutrogena anti residue shampoo

Hello cupcakes,

I hope you're all well, fear not it's the weekend soon yay. 

I was going through my computer and I found this post which I had written ages ago and I thought I would post it. I don't have any pictures of my hair and I'm not using this shampoo at the moment but I will be repurchasing it again soon.

So here is the post.

I want to talk today about a shampoo that I recently purchased. I have written about my hair and how it is the biggest pain in my life. Around my crown I have a really greasy patch. I always try new shampoos, just like mascaras. It's good to keep switching up your shampoo and conditioner because your hair get's so used to one shampoo very quickly and it just stops doing it's job, if you walk into my bathroom you will see five different shampoos lol.

So, "anti residue" if you use a ton of products on your hair while styling or don't remove all of the shampoo and conditioner properly you get build-up on your scalp resulting in greasy patches like mine, your hair will become dull lifeless and weighed down because you have all of this buildup and you will find your hair will become harder to work with. When you have a greasy scalp it means your sebaceous glands are producing too much grease, which is a serious pain in the backside, just like your skin you have millions of these tiny glands they secrete an oily/waxy substance called sebum. 

I started to do some research and came across a YouTube video which mentioned Bumble and Bumble Sunday something or other which removes product buildup, the problem is Bumble and Bumble is expensive because the UK doesn't get it, so instead I typed in "anti residue shampoo" and the Neutrogena anti residue shampoo came up. It was still pricey I think I paid $15 and then p&p. I got it on eBay, I'm not sure of the seller etc, just type in neutrogena anti residue shampoo and I'm sure it'll come up for you.

When the shampoo came I was at an all time low with my hair, the greasy patch wouldn't bugger off and I was getting so annoyed, I used this once and I'm not even kidding the greasy spot had gone and all product buildup traces had gone. My hair felt so soft and bouncy and I was just happy and in love with my hair again. But one morning I went into the bathroom and noticed that a lot of it had disappeared, my husband had been using it everytime he washed his hair :-0 I wasn't happy. 

I will warn you that If you have coloured hair then be careful with this product because the shampoo is used for stripping your hair of products. I use it once a week and use my normal shampoo every other time I wash and they worked so well, my hair was shiny and soft and it bounced, my hair does NOT bounce.

I would give this shampoo 5stars, it lathers up really nicely and it doesn't just promise it will work for you, it does work. I will buy again because it's always a good idea to have some sort of shampoo which is good for removing residue, I know that Pantene have brought one out which I am intrigued to try out, maybe I will do a product smackdown and see which I like better. In terms of price, it is pricey and I am sure that if you live in the States you could pick this baby up pretty cheaply because it is drugstore, but you get a lot of product for your money and because you don't use it everyday  this bottle will last you for a good couple of months.

There we have it, have you tried this shampoo? I'd love to know what you use

Peace and Love

8 November 2011

30 Day blog Challenge

Day 4 – What's one thing you love to do?

Hello gorgeous people :-)
I think if you have followed me for a while and read the tags that I have done and mentioned my passion you will know. I love makeup and I love doing hair and all that good stuff but one thing I love more than makeup and all things beauty related (yep there is something I love more) is talking about and watching movies. Oh my days, ok, if you come and sit with me and can't find anything to talk to me about you can always talk about movies but you just better prepare to have your ear chewed off. I love talking about movies in great depth because that's what they're there for, I find movies great escapism, you can stick one on and you will find that for x amount of hours that you will lose yourself in the characters, you will feel pain when they do you will laugh when they do. 

In every movie, and this can be said for soaps too, you will always always find someone who you can relate to. That's what I love about them, it kind of makes me see that I'm not the only one in the world who's been through that.

My ideal job would be one of those people who sits and analyses a movie and picks it apart to find continuity errors. I love doing that and my biggest pet peeve is a movie with more than one continuity error, you're paying millions of dollars to make these movies and you can't do it properly? Do you not know people like me watch these movies and will get annoyed? Haha.

Anyhow, I won't bore you anymore. I just love movies and they really are my passion. I would love it one day if I could do film editing or something, that would be just the perfect job that I could see myself doing until I am 89 years old lol.
Much Love

7 November 2011

30 Day Blog challenge

Day 3 – Your idea of the perfect first date.

Hello my Loves,

I have a serious case of the Monday blues lol, it's cold and wet outside and I'm sat here under a sleeping bag, a dressing gown and I have my fleecy pj bottoms on and I'm still cold. I think I need one of those radiator keys that lets out all of the air that stops it getting warm. Anyway I'm rambling lol.

My idea of the perfect first date would be, ok this is going to sound so pathetic but it's actually really quite sweet.

My perfect first date would be, a nice walk on a snowy evening all snuggled up in hugs and a warm coat. Then back home, sit in front of a large fire with Chinese food and wine all whilst watching a horror movie with more kisses and cuddles than anyone can possibly handle. 
I'm not one of those girls who has to go to the poshest places in town, I don't like all the glitz and glam of stuff like I'm far happier sat in deep conversation in the local pub than in a club where you can't hear yourself think. I'm an easy going girlfriend who's happy with a pub lunch in Whetherspoons lol.

What's your idea of the perfect first date? I'm intrigued to know what you like :-)

Much love

6 November 2011

TRESemme heated rollers

Hello my loves,

I went out a couple of weeks ago and wanted to curl my hair, but wanted to try something different and so I thought I would try my TRESemme jumbo heated rollers which I got sometime last year. I'm not sure why I used to buy all of these things because my ex never took me anywhere for me to look glam. But I thought I'd give them a test run and see how the curls look when I am finished.

I bought them off of Amazon for £25 I think that was including shipping but I can't confirm either way. I'm just going to say straight out, I don't like them. The thing I do not like about this rollers set is it doesn't have an on off switch, you literally plug it in and they heat up. This wouldn't be a problem but I want heat settings I want to be able to make them hotter so they'll curl better, also, I sometimes leave things plugged in by accident with these guys you couldn't do that.

I don't believe they warm up that well and the curls didn't look very nice either. I think this set of curlers would be perfect for someone with long hair. But the problem is you only get 5 rollers, so if you want to do your whole head you would probably be better with a curling wand or a full set of rollers. I didn't take any pictures of my hair because the curls dropped pretty quickly, I left them in for ages also.

I like how dainty they look in the little round box, I think you could travel easily with them.

The sit on a little piece of raised metal where they heat up. Because they don't have sit properly on top of something they wiggle around and could get broken if you were traveling with them.

They're size but I don't think my hair is long enough and I need more than just five of them.

So there we have it, I'm sorry about the negative review I just think I needed to say it, in case anyone was thinking about getting a set of these.

Peace and Love

30 Day Blog Challenge

Day 2 – A photo of something you ate today.

Hello my loves,
I hope you all had a safe bonfire night. How cold it is it? I'm shivering.

I seem to have lost my apatite recently so I haven't really eaten today. But I did have this.

I think now as it's winter and I'm frozen solid I'm going to go make myself a huge Yorkshire pudding now, maybe I should have taken a picture of that instead? Lol.

Much love 

5 November 2011

Party dress and shoes wishlist for Christmas

Hello lovelies,

I hope you're all doing well and enjoying your weekend. I'm not majorly impressed with today but I'm sure I'll get over it. I had a really nice night last night with cuddles :-)

With the festive period around the corner there's going to be lots of nights out because for the first time in four years I'm free to go out and have a good time. But, with all the partying I'm going to need a pretty new dress and lots of new shoes lol. I have compiled a wishlist of the dresses I want. They're all pretty expensive but again, a girl can dream. 

1. Lacey black dress - I am seriously in love with this dress and I'm really into skater dresses at the moment I just think they look cute. It's quite pricey at £45 but I love lace and since I dropped a ton of weight I don't have a little black dress anymore. This dress is from ASOS.com 
2. Velvet glitter dress - You can't see from the picture here but this dress is covered in glittery bits which would be perfect for the Christmas period everyone wants a bit of sparkle on Christmas lol. This one is from TopShop.
3. With these gorgeous dresses I obviously need a new pair of shoes. This killer pair of suede heels is from ASOS.com also.
4. Polka dot dress - I really love polka dot dresses, I know that not many people would wear them over the age of five but I'm personally glad to see that polka dots have come back into fashion. I think this dress would be perfect for Christmas day. You can get this from Dorothy Perkins.
5. Black patent peeptoe shoes - I've always wanted a pair of shoes like this, they're slightly out of my price range but it's only a wishlist. I found them on ASOS.com
6. Red lacey dress - I'm also quite in love with this dress, I don't have a red dress either. I think this would also look good for Christmas. 

There we have it, I want to buy everything but I know I can't I do know that next week I am buying one of them :-)

Much Love

4 November 2011

30 Day Blog Challenge

Day 1 – What do you want right now?

Hello you gorgeous bunch of babes, I hope you're all ok and have that Friday feeling.

I'm going to kick this off by saying right now I want a snog, I really do. I haven't had a proper snog in almost a year, how sad is that? I want one of those kind of snogs that take your breath away and leave you tingling. I know this is probably TMI but it's what I want right now lol.

Peace and Love 

3 November 2011

30 Day Blog Challenge

Hello my beauties, 

I cannot believe it is already November, it's going so quick and I am not where I wanted to be.

Because it's the start of a new month I wanted to start a "30 Blog Challenge" just because I really enjoyed blogging last week while I was off, it was nice and I'd like to keep up with it so I thought a challenge would be good because I have a set thing to talk about on each on each day instead of maybe not having the time do a beauty review you get what I mean I am sure. I like to learn about the person whos blog I am reading so I thought also this would be a lovely way of letting you know what I am like and what I like to do with my life. I hope you enjoy the next 30 days of my rambles and I probably will talk about beauty related stuff during the 30 days.

Without going on for too much longer these are the things I will be blogging about this month :-)

30 Day Blog Challenge

Day 1 – What do you want right now?
Day 2 – A photo of something you ate today.
Day 3 – Your idea of the perfect first date.
Day 4 – What's one thing that you love to do?
Day 5 – A photo of yourself two years ago.
Day 6 – A photo of an animal you’d love to keep as a pet.
Day 7 – How has your week been?
Day 8 – A song to match your mood.
Day 9 – A photo of the item you last purchased.
Day 10 – What is the name of the movie you last watched?
Day 11 – A picture the outfit you wore today
Day 12 – A photograph of the town you live in.
Day 13 – Your favorite musician and why?
Day 14 – A TV show you’re currently addicted to.
Day 15 – Something you don’t leave the house without.
Day 16 – Your celebrity crush.
Day 17 – A photo of you and your family.
Day 18 – Something you crave a lot.
Day 19 – How you hope your future will be like.
Day 20 – The meaning behind your blog name.
Day 21 – A photo of something that makes you happy.
Day 22 – If you could be anywhere in the world right now where would you be?
Day 23 – 15 facts about you.
Day 24 – A photo of something that means a lot to you.
Day 25 – What’s in your purse?
Day 26 – A photo of somewhere you’ve been to.
Day 27 – 5 things that irritate ME about opposite/same sex
Day 28 – Your favorite movie.
Day 29 – Something you could never get tired of doing.
Day 30 – Three good things that have happened in the past 30 days

Happy November and I hope you'll all stay with me and enjoy the next 30 posts :-)

Peace, love and cupcakes