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Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Zoeva Rose Golden Brush Set - Color. Love. Makeup.

The Zoeva Rose Gold brush set I ordered last week,  arrived this morning.  

This was such an impulsive buy but if you can't treat yourself..  

Zoeva Rose Golden Brush Set

Zoeva Rose Golden Brush Set

So beautiful - the packaging alone is stunning.  
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Monday, 12 May 2014

Soggy and Boggy, but at least it wasn't snowing :)


What a rubbish week.  Between not feeling well and rubbish weather, I have been feeling well and truly bleh.  
Weekend got off to a good start though, had a lovely dinner with friends and our kiddos on Friday night.  Saturday, I spent washing my running kit, tidying the house, nagging my children, all before settling down to a night of Eurovision - didn't the UK do well..(debatable). My actual favourite was the Netherlands, they reminded me of Fleetwood Mac.    
It was an early start today - some girlfriends and I were off to a village called 'Dunecht' - it's in Aberdeenshire  (definition : lovely Country Estate in the middle of blooming nowhere), (you'll start to see a pattern).    

Today marked race No2. of 2014.  Today we ran on behalf of Capability Scotland, a Charity which strives to support children and adults with disabilities, we did this in remembrance of my Brother David who had Cerebral Palsy.  

I have to say the girls did brilliantly, the two on the right of me achieved personal bests.  I however, really struggled this morning.  I literally felt like my legs were filled with lead, had a sore tummy and generally felt terrible.  The lovely lady to my left, said she felt the same and basically stuck with me throughout the time, though, I have a sneaky suspicion she was just being really lovely.  

We finished with 2 mins off our PB from race No1. a fortnight ago - I was quite disappointed, but given the lack of training opportunities, since race no1.  not at all surprised.  

All in all a great day.  It was soggy and boggy, but at least it wasn't snowing!  


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Saturday, 10 May 2014

Tarte - Lip Surgence Matte Lip Tint - Fiery



Tarte Lip Surgence Fiery
 Picked up this little cracker in New York. From the Tarte Lip Surgence range this gem is in the shade 'Fiery' and I just can't resist a bright red!  
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Friday, 9 May 2014

Zoeva Rose Golden Luxury Set - an impulse buy


I've been lusting over these gorgeous Rose Gold brushes from Zoeva for a little while now and after reading that Claudia from Beauty & the Chic got some for her birthday, the jealousy pushed me over the edge.  I have just gone and purchased some for myself and I simply cannot wait until they arrive - where I will do a full review I promise.  They look simply stunning.   I have been swaying between these Zoeva brushes and the Pink Bdellium brush set but went with my heart.  

Have you had any impulse buys lately?  Perhaps you own these brushes - if so are they as good as they look?
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Thursday, 8 May 2014

Sigma Smoke Screen Palette

You always hear hype about Urban Decay palettes, but another brand that produce exceptional eyeshadows are Sigma and I don't think they are always given the recognition they deserve.  


Image of Sigma Smoke Screen Palette

I have been playing around with Sigma's Smoke Screen Palette for a while now and it has fast become one of my all time favourites.  
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Monday, 5 May 2014

Racoon Bonded Hair Extensions

With three sets of Bridesmaids duties this summer, I really wanted extra oomph to my hair.  All the brides want our hair put up and I really felt that my normal hair lacked a certain something. Though my hair was a fairly reasonable length, when up in a pony tail it always seemed a bit thin.    Luckily, my friend Tracey, owner of Angels in Aberdeen,  is an amazing hairdresser and she suggested bonded extensions.  Tracey applied these to me on Friday and I am in love with my new hair.  I can quite easily see how these could become seriously addictive.  I am a fan of the Ombre look so to blend the extensions in she did a nice chocolate colour on top.   I apologise for the picture quality but they were #selfies.  

 Racoon Bonded Hair Extensions.

Bonded Hair Extensions
 The bonds contain natural ingredients, are translucent in colour and are about the size of a grain of rice which makes them virtually invisible to the eye.  The extensions blend in with your natural hair, instantly transferring your look. Whether you are looking for a dramatic new style or simply want some extra length these could be the answer.   With proper care, the extensions can last you up to 6 months though  4 or 5 is probably a more realistic view.  

Once the hair extensions are in, you can style as normal i.e. curl, straighten - however you will need a proper extension brush and also a 'Tangle Teezer' is recommended for after washing.  

If you are curious about getting extensions done, I am including a short video here of how they are applied, taken from You Tube.  This video gives you a great insight into the application of bonds.  In total it took me 3 hours to get my hair done and that was including a rinse.

Intro to Racoon International Bonded Hair Extensions






Pricing

Prices vary from salon to salon and as it is a bespoke service, I can only presume that packages will be specifically tailored to the individual.  

Will I get these done again - most definitely. 

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Thursday, 1 May 2014

Thursday Shopping - R&R?

So I decided to take myself into town this morning for a little bit of shopping r&r.  Didn't really go that well. I was looking for something to wear out with the girls on Saturday night, nothing specific but you know when you want something there's just zip out there.  I am loving however all the bright colours and patterns this season is bringing especially in the likes of Oasis and Warehouse. Was really impressed with some of their tops. Dorothy Perkins was another today that had a lot of nice dressy camisoles. 
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