Friday, 24 January 2014

January Sales Haul

There is no better way to cure January blues then to hit the sales. And, with Christmas and Birthday money, I may have gone a little overboard this year. So, naturally, I thought I'd share my naughty so spendings with you.


Debenhams have an amazing duvet cover collection on sale at the moment. An in-house brand that I particularly love is Star by Julien Macdonald. The designs are so chic and are incredibly good quality. Unfortunately, the price also reflects this and I don't often buy from here. However, these prices are dramatically sliced during sales so I can afford to have a beautiful bedding. My Mum found this particular one and I thought it would really suit my room. There's another on the website thats pink with a regal wallpaper print on the bottom half which I also love but would look out of place in my bedroom *sad face*.

Now only available in black.
ASOS Red wrap skirt- When shopping on ASOS, I tend to try and only buy sixth form clothing. The whole wrap element makes this skirt completely different from any other I own and I love the bold red colour.

I'm in love with this dress.
Pop Boutique dress- I have really been trying to step out of my comfort with clothes recently (many clothes in this haul will resemble this) and this dress is a much bigger style statement then I would usually go for but I have been wanting it for a long time and decided to just go for it. The material is not soft like I expected and it is a lot more shaped but I do quite like it.

T-Shirt available here.
New Look Top of the Pops T-shirt- This show used to be on every Sunday when I was growing up and I watch the Christmas special every year without fail. So, when I came across this top on the ASOS website, I couldn't just leave it.

This beauty is now half price.
ASOS Folk skirt- This one I think is will be one for spring. It's a lot heavier and shape-ier than I expected but this should stop it from flying up in the wind. I love the colour of the pattern on this skirt.

PJ shorts: ASOS
Cyberjammies shorts- I love pyjamas! It's like dressing up for your dreams. These were the cutest I could find on the website. They're not a set which is a shame but now I can match them with whatever top I want, yay!

Miss Selfridge

This is from Miss Selfridge's lovely Petite collection.
Leather look skirt- I daring the leatherette look this spring with this cute, pleated faux leather skirt. It's surprisingly comfy and I really can't wait to start creating outfits with it.

Pink Bow back dress- This is something I never imagined owning. My friend and I would see it every time we went into Miss Selfridge and instantly would go 'so pink!' Despite the fact my blog theme is pink, I rarely wear this colour. However, I tried it on and feel in love with it. It's well fitted and dotted pattern worked really well. The bow on the back is just incredible, a little ott but still great. 

New Look

Tartan skirt- I do love a tartan skirt. The blue and purple colour of this one is what sold it to me, it's more subtle then your typical tartan but that makes it more wearable.

Anyone up for a party? No?
Necklace- Jewellery tends to be the bottom of my shopping list as I don't tend to find anything  I particularly like. However, this piece intrigued me as it was a little different from the rest they had in store. The two colours compliment each well and I like the shape of the pendants.


Fearne Cotton midnight manicure- I am a huge Fearne Cotton fan and she always has an amazing make-up range for Boots at Christmas. Out of the two nail polish sets, I chose Midnight Manicure as the darker colours appealed to me more. Really can't wait to try them all out. All Christmas sets at Boots are half price so it's well worth popping in for a little mooch.

Dorothy Perkins

Match with patterned socks to add a cute factor to the look.
Boots- Rain hit the island recently and I found myself without water-proof footwear. Walking around with soggy feet is not fun so I went on a search for some water-tight shoes. Luckily, DP had a pair of lovely boots in my size (literally the last pair in store) much like my pair favourite pair that I managed to completely destroy at a music festival a couple if years ago. I love that feeling when you finally find exactly what you've been looking for!

Well, that's all my money for the year gone! I hope this has helped you get an insight on the sales before you set off on your naughty New Years shopping spree. 

Tasmin x

Friday, 10 January 2014

Liebster Awards 2014

Thought I'd treat you to this little image I took in the summer from St Peter Port Town in Guernsey.

I've been tagged by the lovely Mel of It's Me Mel in the Liebster Awards. I haven't been nominated for awhile now and I also haven't written a post this year yet, so m double lay excited about this post! So, I'll stop waffling now, here we go!

Mels Liebster Award Q's:

1. What is your must have beauty cosmetic that you cannot go without?
Concealer, I don't go out the house without it! Currently I'm loving the Collection Lasting Perfection concealer, although I do have to mix two shades for it to match my skin tone.

2. What is your favourite thing to do in your spare time?
Apart from blogging, I dance. I have done since I was about four and I just love it.

3. Do you have any pets?
Not at the moment. I used to have quite a lot, it was like a mini zoo in my room, but not anymore. I miss having cats though, I really want a cat.

4. What do you want to be when you're older?
This is a really hard one as I still struggle to plan what to do at the weekend, let alone the rest of my life! I have always been interested in fashion so maybe I'd like to go down that career path.

5. What is your favourite topic to blog about?
I love doing outfit posts. I really enjoy creating outfits and picking locations for outfit shoots. Doing silly poses for the camera is fun too!

6. Got anything special/exciting happening this year?
I've actually got a little holiday to England planned. I haven't left the island for over a year so I'm really excited to get off the rock! I'm going to have a whale of a time shopping and seeing McBusted live! I've been waiting to see Busted live since I was about six so I will apologise now for the inevitable fan-girling that will follow this concert.

7. How did 2013 treat you?
It wasn't a bad year, but it could of gone better. It was very eventful and a year of so much change so I'm hoping for a more settled year.

8. Did you have a nice Christmas and New Year?
Yes I did, thank you! I hope you had a fabulous day.

9. Mineral or liquid foundation?
Liquid. I rarely use mineral foundation as I feel liquid gives a better coverage.

10. What skincare do you use and how often a day do you use it?
I use two face washes, the Bioré Warming Anti-Blackhead Cleanser twice a day and Clean & Clear exfoliating daily wash once a day. Then, to moisturise, I apply the Burt's Bee's Radiance Day Cream.

11. (Linked with question 10) Does it work for you and would you recommend it? What skin type is it for?
I would say that the two face washes, which I believe are suitable for all skin types, are fairly average, though they do leave my skin feel soft. My skin does appear cleaner with the Bioré cleanser but it could be better. I really struggle finding face washes that really work for me and I'm always on the look out for something new to try so any recommendations are very welcome. The Burt's Bee's day cream, however, is a beautiful product. It's light consistency and gentle scent applies smoothly on the skin and leaves it feeling soft and moisturised. I would definitely recommend it.

Thank you so much Mel for nominating me, I really love doing posts like this as I feel like I'm writing something that I know someone actually wants to read rather than worrying about if anyone will be interested in what I have to say. So, again, thank you Mel! Check out her blog, she's amazing!

So, now it's my turn. Here are my nominees:

Lucille- Pink Leopard Lipstick
Grace- A Bit Graceful
Chloe- Reality Leaves Lots To Imagination
Louisa- Couture Rose
Sinead- Dreaming Again
Rosie Sienna- Sleepless With Sienna
Sarah- Silk & Kiss
Jennifer- Silly Little Pictures
Amber- Forever Amber
Hann- The Adventures of Hann
Chloe- The Odd Girl Out

And my questions for this lovely lot are:

1. Who is your current favourite 'un-known' blogger and why?
2. Did you make any New Years Resolutions this year?
3. Is there a stand out memory for you of 2013?
4. What is your beauty must-have?
5. I'm absolutely useless when it comes to hair. Do you have any tips for perfect hair?
6. What was the last song you listened to?
7. What is your favourite thing to do on a rainy day?
8. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
9. Do you use social media to promote your blog? (Twitter, Facebook etc...)
10. If you could watch any artist live in concert, who would you go to watch?
11. What's your favourite colour?

I hope you enjoyed reading and my nominees enjoy answering my questions!

Tasmin x