Saturday, 31 March 2012

Apple of my eye.

Anyone that has a Boots Advantage card knows how generous they can be with vouchers and points. I have a habit of recieveing my vouchers and not remembering abouth them until it's too late. So this month I made a point of going to spend them. My favourite one is always the double points voucher, but the last few times I've been sent it, I've either thrown it out or lost it somehow. But I finally remembered this time to use them! Here's what I picked up.

I've been waiting for this to arrive in the shops for so long. Model's Own is one of my favourite nail polish brands (after OPI). I love the variety of colours and the fact they are so affordable, particularly for the quality of polish. I was really excited when I spotted the Bettlejuice collection had made it's way to my local Boots, this was the one that stood out for me most. I finally got round to painting my nails last night, this photo really doesn't do it justice it's like a greeny/blue with purple hints, kinda like that iridescent thing that petrol does when its on the ground..I can't wait to get my hands on the rest of the collection!

I've seen a few posts raving about this product. Revlon finally realised their Colour Burst Lip Butter in the UK, so after seeing the hype I knew I had to try. It is a bit more than I would usually pay for lippy at £7.99 but I received a £2 off Revlon voucher so that made it much more acceptable. I am actually very impressed, I applied this, it's very moisturising and doesn't dry out your lips, then ate my tea/had something to drink and it stayed put! I'm really happy with this purchase, I would really recommend this, it's on 3 for 2 in Boots at the moment too. I also remembered to use my double points voucher for both buys too!

Eek, too excited for The Voice in an hour..

Katie x

Friday, 30 March 2012

Baby, I was born this way.

First of all THANK YOU!! I've just hit over 100 followers! I really didn't think people would actually be interested in my pretty boring life, but thank you so much, it makes Katie a very happy bunny.

Just thought I would do a quick post while I'm waiting for my tea to cook. On my shopping trip yesterday, I had a bit of a Lush haul. I know how much everyone in the blogsesphere loves Lush, so I thought I would share what I picked up.

Okay, firstly I got the ultimate soap. Honey I washed the Kids, is my all time favourite. The smell never gets old! I'm pretty sure everyone in the world has tried this at some point, and if you haven't you must go and buy It is gorgeous, good enough to eat, not so sure it would taste to yummy though..I also love that you can just wander in and ask them to chop you a chunk off!

So the second thing I picked up was Sweet Lips Lip Scrub. I've read a few review on this and was desperate to give it a go. If like me, you have dry lips this is the perfect stuff. Somehow it removes the excess dry skin, but doesn't make your lips sore. You just get a small amount (it is quite messy) and kinda exfoliate your lips with it. This one tastes like chocolate and some sort of essential oil, but you can get other varieties. I could literally eat the pot, but that's probably not the best idea.

Finally, I grabbed Silk Stockings body tint. Now this I haven't seen a review for this, but I spotted it on the website and just HAD to give it a go. It's kind of like the massage bars but leaves a subtle brown tint without streaking. The best part is it doesn't have an awful smell like most fake tan's and leaves your legs super silky! I'm not sure I would buy this again as it's a heafty £7/50 for 30g but I'm glad I've given it a go, I'm saving the rest for a girly night out.

Do you know anything I MUST try in Lush?

Katie x


Thursday, 29 March 2012

Where do lonely heart's go?

The weather seems to be taking a turn for the worse, it's a lot windier today and there is a chill in the air. Unfortunately I didn't realise this until I had left the house with no jacket, boo. That didn't stop me spending some pennies though! I got some fab bargains today (you may have noticed, I very rarely by clothes full price!).   This is what I wore to go shopping.

Everywhere seems to be having a 'mid-season' sale at the moment. I was excited to check out Urban Outfitters sale goodies, but I was really disappointed to find the stuff I had seen on their website wasn't in store. I would order offline but I hate paying P+P! Miss Selfridge has so great things though, especially the sale jewellery which was all marked down to £1, of course I grabbed some new pieces to add to my collection.

I love a long length necklace, and these cross designs are bang on trend. I thought these earrings were really cute, especially when I want to add a bit of 'Goth' to my look.

Mini Skirt £10//Maxi Skirt £12 (both Miss Selfridge)

I picked out some very summery skirts too. I love the maxi skirt, I will have to get a pic of me wearing this as this photo doesn't do it justice. It has a lovely sheer material with slits to make it really floaty.

Primark had some really good buys too, I have a love/hate relationship with that shop. Sometimes it really impresses me, but then on my next visit it will really disappoint. Thankfully today was a good day. They are refurbishing the Manchester store to make it EVEN bigger. They keep moving everything around cos of the refit which is really annoying! Anyway, here's what I bought..

Bralet £3//Dress £13//Leggings £6//Candle £1.50//Compact £1

I LOVE this dress, its so cute. It has a collar, which is perfect to go with granny cardi's or under a jumper. These leggings are perfect too, they have these in every pastel colour, but I picked green/blue. They are a lovely material, not that cheap stuff that looses shape and colour after one wash! I also picked up a crop top thing, it defiantly won't be 'worn to be seen' as the tag suggests, I just thought it was really feminine. I also picked up a scented candle, I've seen a few people get excited about Primark's candles. As it's burning away next to me it dose smell delicious I must say! Yum!

Katie x

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Burn, Baby, Burn.

I spent yesterday afternoon out in my little garden. This is the first time we've had some outdoor space since we moved out of our parents' houses, so we were both really keen to get a little patio table at the first glimpse of the sun. It's proven a good purchase this last week, we've been able to dine alfresco, which is very unusual in March! I should have know better than to sit in the sun, not fully covered, but I never seem to learn, this is the result of two hours in the sun on my very fair skin..

The lobster look isn't great, as you can see I've managed to get a chin shadow underneath my neck, uneven tan here we come.

I did like sitting outside though, we live in a pretty quiet area, especially during the day when no cars are using the road that's closest to my house. I had a good relax reading my book, painting my nails and listening to my ipod. I finally got round to trying the nail varnish I received in my Carmine box. It was an Andrea Fulerton polish in a kind of dusty pink colour. I'm pretty pleased with the staying power, as I've done the delivery shift at work today and it's pretty much chip free. I wasn't overly impressed with the application though, as its slightly watery and I had to save it from dripping a few times. I then covered it with Topshop's White Witch which is a gorgeous varnish, just the right amount of glitter!

I ended up not being able to read because the sun was so bright, I've been looking for the perfect pair of sunnies but just couldn't seem to find any. Until today.. I wandered past Accessorise (I know I have an obsession) and it for some reason is still open and they still have 70% off everything. They had LOADS of sunglasses to choose from, I tried the majority of them on, until I discovered a pair hiding at the back.

Yey, I'm so excited about these! They are perfect and have a kind of pink tindge, rather than black which look too dark on my face. I'm really happy with the shape and the cute gold detail on the rim and arms. They were a steal down from £14 to £3. I'm sure the sun will go in now forever, as I've found these, never mind I'll just wear them in the house...

Katie x

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Cats eyes.

Today was my hospital appointment so I needed to be up pretty early (on my day off!!) in order to get there on time! I actually got to town before the shops had opened! By the time my appointment was over, the shops were heaving and full of screaming children. Although I have escaped home now, I couldn't leave without checking out River Island sale.

They are having one of those mid-season sales, where not a great deal is reduced, never the less I found some great things. I only ended up getting one item, but I still has a good try on sesh.

I loved the polka dotted skirt but the lady at the till couldn't get the security tag off and I was in a rush, so had to leave it! I did buy the last dress though, this will go perfect with my new sandles from the charity shop! All of these items are in River Island sale, apart from the black vest which is mine! Oops, forgot to paint my toes.

And this is what I wore to go into town..

Blazer - Primark//Vest - Newlook//Shorts - Topshop (old)//Converse.

As you can see I've Ombred my hair a little. I've been wanting to do this for so long, so I did a small test on my hair yesterday, then went for the whole transformation today. I love it but my hair is not thanking me for making it even dryer. Sorry barnet! 

Katie x

P.S I am currently being held hostage by a cat. I'm extremely allergic to them and I need to open the door, it's too warm. Help. 


Monday, 26 March 2012

Go, Shorty.

The sun has put me in a fabulous mood as always so I thought I would do a post on the things I'm loving this week.

1. Shortbread - I made a batch of this yesterday, accidentally used self-raising flour, so it kinda ended up as shortbread/cake. Anyway it was so delicious I didn't even have chance to take a photo before me and the hubby had gobbled it up!

2. Buyapowa - How has it taken me so long to discover this website? For those who don't know how it works, they stick a product up with a time limit for it to be sold within. The more buyers, the cheaper the item, simple as that. I grabbed the OPI Stems Collection, which should be arriving soon, for only £6.75. It's really good for make-up like Nars, MAC and Urban Decay.

3. Short suits - I don't know why, but I'm loving the short suits. I don't think they are an 'everyday' item, but they would look amazing for a Summer Wedding reception or bbq. Mollie King is literally the Queen of pulling off the short suit, I am so envious of this gorgeous pastel coloured number.

4. The Voice - So if you haven't heard of this show, where have you been hiding? This has been all over Twitter/Facebook and everyone has been excited to see how it competes with Xfactor. First impressions? Amazing! I love the whole swivel chair thing, and I didn't realised how much I like Will.I.Am, he's too funny. It's much more professional than the Xfactor but more friendly at the same time, cos everyone can sing! Plus there is no involvement from Simon Cowell. The BBC have me hooked.

5. Calamari - I know, this is a weird one. Being a fake Vegetarian (I eat fish, but no meat),  I tried Calamari for the first time at the weekend and it was delicious. It didn't have a really fishy taste, and was cooked to perfection so wasn't rubbery as I've heard it can be. I had it with garlic dip, it was kind of a posh fish finger, but still i'm converted. Next up to try is Crab and Mussels, I must get to Southport and eat them by the sea!

And one thing I'm hating..

Men walking round with their tops off - just cos the sun has come out, does not make it acceptable to walk around half naked. It isn't 50 degrees, it's barely out of the teens. Put some clothes on!

What are you loving or hating this week?

Katie x


Sunday, 25 March 2012

Here comes the Summer sunshine.

I hope everyone is having a lovely weekend, in this beautiful weather! I had a lovely day yesterday, we went back up to Durham for Jonathan's step-mum's birthday and had a yummy meal. We stopped off in Lancaster on the way up, mainly because we'd checked out the weather and it was much colder in the North East! It was about 20 degrees in Lancaster which meant I could walk around in a nice summery dress without my big coat (or cardigan!) on, yeyy! The sun gets me so excited for summer, hopefully this weather is a sign of what is to come, although I doubt it, in unreliable Britain.

Of course a new city meant new charity shops, as you know this is my latest craze, I literally haven't been in Topshop or River Island for a few weeks now. I find my self looking at the prices and questioning if I really need it in my life. I kinda got the hubby into the charity shop spirit, as he's decided that they are a really fab placed to by shirts for work. Especially as half the time they are designer or at least not £3 from Primark and may last longer. Unfortunately he didn't see any he liked, but I will convert him!

I, on the other hand, had another successful trip. After nearly giving up I spotted some gorgeous shoes in a window..

These are my babies. They have literally never been worn (hence the sticker), I'm only a size 5 but I tried them on and they look fab! I can't wait until it's worn enough not to wear tights, these would look perfect with some summery-coloured nails and a cute dress. They are really comfy too, and the best part is I only paid £6.99 for them, I'm totally in love with these shoes.

Have you done anything fun in the sun?

Katie x

Friday, 23 March 2012

I've got a lovely bunch of coconuts.

What a gorgeous day! Shame I've missed the best of the sunshine, being at work, but i'm off tomorrow for the first Saturday in too long, fingers crossed for a heatwave.

I guess you will have noticed by now I love a bargain. Charity shops have now become my haven and I'm getting much better at spotting quirky and cute things. I got 3 tops yesterday for £4.25, very proud of my searching skills! I wanted to share my love for TKMaxx. I've always wandered into TKMaxx, kind of browsed the beauty section and home stuff then left. We have had few good buys from there for our flat, they do fab throws, but I've never ventured into the clothing/shoes properly before. So earlier this week I went down to my local store to check it out, and boy was I glad I did.

I love to look at the shampoos etc. in fact we got some great stuff for Christmas presents from the beauty section. I've often seen Tigi products in there for a fraction of the price the hairdressers sell it for. I moved to the shoe section, I found some Converse which were really cute and super comfy (they had like a really light sole and no laces) I was tempted to get them but as I haven't really got any money till payday I put them down. Hopefully, they will be there next week! The handbag section never fails, they have the most gorgeous bags in there I could give them all a good home. Then I went to underwear, this is where the magic happened.

I have trouble getting bras in my size, I have a 30" back so most places don't stock my size so I have to go to Debenhams of M&S, which is a bit of a nightmare as they are quite pricey.So I was really excited to find several bras in my size in TKMaxx. Not only were they perfect they are also Calvin Klein, so I expect good quality and the hubby's boxers always have been. Here's what I bought..

The plain white one, the ideal t-shirt bra was only £4. I was really excited I picked these up for such a good price, I will defiantly be checking the undies out more often. To make room for these babies I'm recycling my old bras at my local Morrisons or Brest Cancer Care, the perfect excuse to by more bra's - it's for charity!

Have you got any hidden gems form TKMaxx?

Katie x

Thursday, 22 March 2012

The Versatile Blogger.

WOW. I had three tags yesterday for the Versatile Blogger Award, from these lovely ladies; Natasha-Carly, Laura and Emily. And today by Rachel.Thanks girlies!

So rules are;

  • Link back the person who tagged you, as a Thank you!
  • Tell 7 things about you
  • Tag 10 new blogs for people to discover!
Things about me;

I'm gonna change this slightly cos I did a post with things about me earlier this week, and to be honest I'm not that interesting! So i'm going to make it 7 things I've learnt/learnt about myself in the last 12 months.

  • I am much stronger than I thought I was.
  • My friends don't need to be next door, in the same town or even the same country. They will always be my friends.
  • It's okay to cry sometimes.
  • Unfortunately, as much as I wish it weren't true, money really does make the world go round. That and love.
  • They will always be someone in a worse situation than yourself, keep your head high and keep smiling.
  • No matter what, if the sun is shining, things will always seem a little bit better.
  • Sometimes you just need time on your own.
I'm passing it on to;

Katie x

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Say cheese.

For as long as I can remember I have been fussy with food. I would be totally against even trying something new, and got completely stuck in a routine of sandwiches, toast and macaroni cheese. My mum doesn't cook at all really so when I lived at home I spent most evenings having a microwavable meal after school or college.  I guess that's where my fussiness came from, I didn't really like the taste of new food, but probably cos it was pre-packed and full of salt and sugar.

I found it quite hard to adjust when I first moved out. My other half loves cooking and was dead set about the fact we weren't having microwavable dinners. I still was pretty certain about what I did and didn't like and I was (and still am ) obsessive about my food not touching on the plate. By this I mean if I have something with beans, they can't touch the other food..Anyway, as I have mentioned before I have pretty bad stomach issues and am currently undergoing tests to find out exactly what is going on. I was advised to try and cut out dairy from my diet, which meant a lot of the foods I love were out of bounds. So then I didn't have a choice, my diet was limited so I plucked up the courage and tried new things. I'm so glad I got over the 'fear' and got to try these new flavours. Roasted butternut squash is literally one of my favourite things. The dairy free thing didn't work so now I'm back to eating what I want until I get more tests is a point to this post by the way!

I just wanted to share my love for this..

Excuse the rubbish photo (stupid Blackberry). Who knew chocolate and cream cheese would go so well together? This is amazing. Really, if you haven't tried it you must! It is quite sweet so go steady on the amount you use but it is delicious. I tried it on crumpets earlier, as we have run out of butter, and it was yummy. It's kind of Nutella like but without the nutty taste.. Mmmmmm yum!

Katie x

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Ciao, Bella.

Today, being my one day off this week, I've been trying to cram everything I need to do in. I'm leaving the boring things until last, like the washing-up and cleaning the bathroom. My washing is drying outside in the sunshine for the second time this year, I love the smell of washing when it drys naturally. I also have a few things to put on ebay which I will be doing later and will post a link. I nipped into town too, mainly to get some ingredients for my baked bean lasangne I'm cooking later (I haven't tried this before, but found the recipe earlier here) the Internet is a wonderful thing. One of my charity shop finds made it's debut today, here's what I wore to go to town.

The last pic is just a close up of my lippy, it's the No7 I got with my voucher that I spoke about in this post. This was even nicer on my lips than I imagined, it's so moisturising and didn't have my licking my lips constantly cos they were drying out! It's a perfect summer shade, I'm kind of tempted to get another cos it's limited edition, I think this is going to be worn A LOT over the next few months!

Has any one got any fab cheap and easy veggie recipes for a girl on a budget?

Katie x

Monday, 19 March 2012

Hey, Nosey.

After my post a few weeks back about body modification, I've been itching to get something else done. I would love another tattoo but I don't want to rush into anything so I settled for a piercing. Ever since I could understand what a piercing was I've wanted my nose pierced. Now, I know I said I wasn't sure if facial piercings were my thing but I've literally become obsessed, checking out customers noses deciding what they would look like with a nose piercing (I know strange, right?!). When I was little I used to get those stick on gems and walk round with them stuck to my nose, I was a sad child..

So on Friday before work I walked past the tattoo shop in Bolton, as I do everyday, but this day I went in. I checked out that it had a good reputation etc. before hand and apparently the guys that work there have won lots of crazy awards. I told the girl I wanted my nose pierced, I picked out a cute stud and then got pierced. If I said it didn't hurt that would be a lie. But surprisingly it didn't hurt half as much as I expected, I guess that's cos I'm used to getting ear cartilage pierced. And unlike my ears, it doesn't hurt at all now, unless I forget it's there and try and itch it..Half the people at work haven't even noticed anything different! So here it is..

Excuse the rather unattractive uniform, that I apparently live in at the moment. So there it is, cute as a button!

Katie x

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Tagged post.

I've been tagged by Emily to do a get to know me post.

The Rules
1. Each person must post 11 things about themselves on their blog.
2. Answer the questions the tagger has set for you plus eleven questions for the people you have tagged to answer
3. Choose eleven people and link them in your tag
4. Go to their page and tell them
5. No tag backs
6. You legitimately have to tag 

My 11 facts about me;

  1. My little sister is adopted.
  2. I am left-handed and dyslexic.
  3. I can't wait to go to University in September.
  4. My husband says I am like Sally from 'When Harry met Sally', which is also my favourite film.
  5. I have a one-eyed goldfish.
  6. I am desperate for a Daschund.
  7. I love baking and has a small obsession.
  8. I got married at 21.
  9. I am terrified of woodlice.
  10. I am a vegetarian.
  11. My best friends live approximately 120 miles away.

Emily's questions were;

1. Are you spontaneous? 
Depending on the situation I can be very spontaneous, but I do really like to weigh up the pro's and con's of a situation usually.

2. Who was the hottest teacher you ever had and what did they teach? 

We didn't really have 'hot' teachers. I think the only one that was remotely hot was probably a P.E teacher.

3. Have you ever wrote a poem?

Nope, unless poem's in school count? Only because I'd been forced to by my teachers!

4. Is there one thing all of your boyfriends or crushes have had in common?

They all made/make me laugh.

5. What was your childhood nickname?

My maiden name was Rogers. This resulted in Toge or Toger. But the majority of the time I just get Roge. And all of my family call me Kate rather than Katie.

6. What is the stupidest thing you've ever done?

I'm constantly doing stupid things. I mostly just ask stupid questions like 'Why don't boy cows have udders?' (I still haven't got to the bottom of this).

7. Are you the kind of friend that you would want to have as a friend?

I am a very loyal friend. I will always be there for my friends, and I am very good at organising things to do. So yes, I think I would like to be my friend. Most of my friends are so alike to myself its scary.

8. When was the last time you were truly happy?

My wedding day so July 2011. So much has happened in my life since then, I haven't really had chance to be truly happy.

9. What’s your biggest regret? 

Not keeping in touch with more people. Some people come and go in your life, I think sometimes I wish I had made more of an effort. I will really try to do this in the future.

10. What are your goals in life?

To become a nurse and have a family. That's all. Very simple.

11. Are you usually late, early or right on time?

Always early, I hate it when people are late.

My 11 questions are:
  1. If you could do anything right this second, what would you do?
  2. What is the best thing you have ever bought?
  3. Have you got any pets?
  4. Have you got any tattoos or piercings?
  5. What's your best childhood memory?
  6. Where do you see yourself in 10 years time?
  7. What is the best advice you ever got?
  8. What is your favourite TV show?
  9. What's your favourite food?
  10. Have you got any wisdom teeth?
  11. What is your favourite shop and why?

The blogs I've chosen;

  1. The Kitten's Whiskers 
  2. ttFNx
  3. Andrea
  4. Artistically geeky
  5. Sugar, Spice and All things nice
  6. Serendipity Style Blog
  7. EveryDayRachel21
  8. Beauty4Glamour
  9. Too much make up not enough sleep
  10. Beauty by Emma 
  11. Giraffes and glitter 
Katie x  

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Why does it always rain on me?

I'm so excited I made my first charity shop purchases! With all the hits and tips from the blogesphere I went charity shop shopping yesterday. I have been before but been very unlucky and never found anything I like, but after sifting through every size (not just my own) I found some cute pieces. I was so pleased with myself, I will defiantly be doing this more often. Not only is it much cheaper than buying new, its recycling too and helping out a charity. Being thrifty is defiantly back in fashion.

This was the first thing I picked up, how adorable is this? I have no idea where its originally from, but I got it in the Salvation Army for £2.49. Its perfect to throw on over a peter pan collar or wear with a good pair of skinnies. I love it.

This was the second think I bought. This pic makes it look massive, it isn't huge in real life but is over sized enough and will look fab with some leggings! I has some sexy shoulder pads going on too, I'm not sure if they are going to stay or not yet, we'll see. This was £2 from Shelter.

I'm really happy I finally got some things from the charity shops, I was beginning to give up!

Have you got any fab finds recently?

Katie x

Friday, 16 March 2012

Angels with dirty faces.

After spending forever in Lush in Leeds, I decided to give two products a go myself. I've heard so many good things about Lush stuff, don't get me wrong I've tried the odd bath bomb and somehow once ended up with a free make-up pot.. But I thought it was time to take the plunge and give their skincare range a go. As you know I'm forever windging about my skin. I've never been happy with it and probably never will be but I do like to look after it. I picked up two pots of facial clenser, one for everyday use and the other (as advised my the Lush expert) for use a couple of times a week.

So my everday clenser is Angels on bare skin. I have seen a few blogs raving about this, and it has some fab reviews on Lush's website. It has the strangest texture but smells divine! It has actual bits of lavender in, so make you feel refreshed and smelling fab. You take a pinch in your hand, wet your hands and rub together to get a pastey texture, then use as a normal clenser. This could be used as an exfoliator too, because it is slightly bitty and will help to remove dead skin cells!

This is my clenser to use every few days. As you can see its called Dark Angels, I'm not sure if this was made to use alonside the other one, but I'm mixing it up a bit! I was advised to only use this occassionally as it is for super oily skin, and it helps to remove oil. Now, my skin oilyness has improved dramatically over the past few years, but I do still get the odd oily patch. I don't want to strip all the oil from my skin and make it worse so this is for my oily day. I haven't tried this one yet but it does look fun.

My favourite part about Lush products? They are very much against animal testing and are 100% preservative free (therefore have a use by date!). I really don't know why I haven't given Lush products a go before. I was given a free Lush newspaper when I picked up my face wash, and there are so many things I want to try. Next up is their fake tan massage bar thing..

Do you have Lush fav's?

Katie x

P.S my spell checker isn't working - appologies for the spelling mistakes!

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

So kiss me.

Woo 41 posts and 41 followers! My luck isn't getting much better, my camera battery didn't die but I did forget to take it with me and my car isn't coming back from the garage anytime soon. Urgh.

On the upside I had a lovely day with the girls in Leeds. I was pretty impressed with Leeds today, I don't appreciate the fact that everything is so spread out. This is not great when you have many shopping bags to cart around. We did our usual thing wandering around Harvey Nic's pretending we could afford things and lusting over the Mulberry Alexa's. I discovered the Cath Kidston store, I didn't realise Leeds had one. I love the stores, they're so quirky and cute, I could literally move in! We spent a longgg time in Lush too, I really feel for the people that work there, I'm pretty sure I would go home with a banging headache from standing in all them smells all day. My clothes smell like bath bombs when I only pop in, God help the staff. I do love it though, I've not really tried any of their fancy products but could live of their "Honey I washed the kids" soap.

Boots are being so kind lately, not only do I get 10% off cos I get my contact lenses from them, but they also keep throwing vouchers at me. No7 £5 voucher is back which is fab, but makes me buy too many things (I know this is the idea..). My friend also had a No7 voucher so we went to spend them. I picked up a gorgeous lippy in bright, bright pink..

I'm so excited to give this ago. Its the perfect spring/summer shade and would look perfect with a tan! I've never tried No7 lipstick but I've heard rave reviews so I can't wait to give this a try. I love No7 skincare and nail polish so I'm sure this won't disappoint.

What have you bought with your £5 voucher?

Katie x

Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Sesame Street.

I think I have the worst luck with cars ever. After umming and ahhring about whether to get a new car, we finally tuck the plunge last weekend. I had a cute S-reg Corsa called Betty, but she was defiantly ready for retirement, after spending so much fixing her it was time to give in and let her have a rest. So we bought a 04-reg Ford Ka - Earnie.

The hubby drove it down from Durham (he picked it up from a garage his dad knew), to find some crazy light came on. Turned out there actually wasn't anything wrong (we discovered this after it had been in the garage for 6 hours..). The mechanic did tell us the suspension needed fixing though so there is another £140 gone..Finally gone to drive Earnie this morning and the battery is flat. How? I hear you ask. Your guess is as good as mine.

Anyway I'm off the Leeds today to meet up with some friends as they travel down to Lincoln to visit my other friend. My circle of friends is currently dotted all over the UK, kinda good for a road trip, but the worst when you want to get everyone together. One of my friends is planning a move to Peterborough in June, so there will be officially less of us in Middlesbrough than the rest of the UK. I'm not sure if I like Leeds, sometimes I love it but sometimes I really despise it. I don't even know why, it just doesn't have than city feel like Manchester or Birmingham has.. I do love Harvey Nicholes though! This is the top I plan to wear for my trip;

I'm thinking of wearing this tucked in with a black skirt, leather jacket and my infamous Internacionale boots. How cute is the print on this?! I picked it up in Matalan half price for £7.50. The only down side is that it doesn't button right to the top, hence the bow tie, but I think that adds to the cuteness. I will try and get a few pics of my trip, but knowing my luck at the minute my camera battery will die..

Katie x
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