Bicester Village 

Myself and my friend Cheryl took a little road trip yesterday to Bicester Village and the MK Centre for some retail therapy and to pick our moods up as it was a year ago on the 28th we were on our way to New York!!  Neither of us had been but always wanted to go, so we decided we would go on 29th for a day out.

Your spoilt for choice with different designer shops, well know like Ugg, Gucci, Chloe, Prada, Michael Kors, Pandora, Ted Baker and Mulberry to name but a few.  It’s quite a big area, which I didn’t realise so many shops to look in..  I will defiantly be returning but will need to save some funds up first.  I went with £200 yesterday and spent just over £100, but I could of brought so much more, I spotted a beaut pair of Versace sunnies priced at £85 , a stunning Michael Kors bag £153 in a beautiful Green and a matching purse £81.  We also had a look in Mulberry and yes I fell in love with the most beautiful oxblood colour bag costing a mere £995, unfortunately the purse strings were bit to tightly shut for that.  But to own a Mulberry handbag is a dream and something I would have to save up for..

I only purchased two items while I was at Bicester, a Michael Kors across the body bag in the same green as the other bag I wanted and a Kate Spade bracelet.  Which I am now sort of regretting as If I didn’t buy that i could of for the Versace sunnies which I really want..  I may pop back once I’ve been paid again and hopefully they will still be there… Fingers crossed!!!

In busy periods you will have to que to get in to the chosen shop, so be aware and prepared to wait in line..

Hope you have enjoyed this blog post..  Keep your eyes peeled for my sale buys…

Lots of Love

Carina

XxX

 

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December Glossy Box 

glossybox-december-2016-2(Please note the above pic has been taken from the internet)

I had my December Glossybox delivered a week or so ago, but only finding time to put my post up for it. Within December’s  Glossybox there is 5 full size beauty products!  I think that this is a good way to sample new brands and products if your not sure, I pay monthly for my Glossybox and if its a product I won’t use then I keep them and either pass them onto a friend or family member or I put together beauty bundles as presents so its a win win all round.

Here are the products in the December Box:

MDMflow Semi matte Lipstick in Vamp:  This isn’t a colour I would normally wear if I’m honest.  The RRP is £18, which I can say the only time I’ve spent over £5 on a lippy was when I was in New York in Dec 15 which was on a MAC and NARS lipstick. Florence Adepoju is behind this brand, with her cosmetic scientist and her love of music to create MDMflow, the range is inspired by hip hop.  Vamp is a rich plum shade which makes a serious statement and never fails to flatter.

Revlon Nail varnish in Valentine: RRP £6.49 and can be brought from Superdrug, Boots and other good beauty shops. This is a perfect colour for Christmas as well as the name of the varnish, Valentines. Revlon’s nail colours are iconic and deliver an ultra smooth and glossy finish, perfect for the party season.  And with its 10 chip resistant and chip defiant you can admire 10 days of lasting colour and shine.  I’ll be testing this out tonight, so keep a look out for a post coming soon.  I normally have Gel nails with a Christmas theme but I’m trying to cut back as saving for next years holiday..

Essence Light up your face Luminizer palette: RRP £3 and can be brought from essence.co.uk. This is another product that I wouldn’t usually use, I have contour palettes and i don’t use these let alone know how to do it??  I keep meaning to watch a YouTube video but still not got round to doing that either.  This trio palette can be applied individually or in combination of the 3 on various parts of the face.  You can go from day to night with this luminizer palette with different degrees of highlights from light pearl to  golden glow.

Collection Cosmetics Define & Perfect Eyebrow Powder: RRP £4.19 and is available to buy in Boots.com.  They say that Eyebrows frame your face, and when done right they can do.  I do like to have nice eyebrows but not one to spend loads of time on getting them just right. I get them waxed once a month and the pluck and strays out in between, I have been know to touch up my eyebrows up (Lily LoLo – Eyebrow Duo) if I’m going on a night out.  I have also recently brought another Eyebrow kit from when i went to the Clothes Show at the beginning of Dec (blog post to follow). The powder in this product contains tiny fibres to add instant volume to brows and the fine tipped nib allows you to create natural hair like strokes.

Lipcote: RRP £3.99 can be brought from Lipcote.com. This is a cult classic, 70 years old classic all natural lipstick sealer. It keeps lipstick fresh, apply to blotted lipstick to perfect the colour,  and its water and wine resistant   I’ve never ever used a lipstick sealer, so its ideal that this was in the box.  My ideal time to test it would of been on Sat just gone, 17th Dec as i was on my works do but completely forgot!  

Hope you have enjoyed this post, keep an eye out for my post on reviewing some of these items..  Happy Thursday..  Not long now only 3 more sleeps.

Lots of Love

Carina

OOTD Boxing Day 2016

Some of you may know that work part-time at New Look, and I had a shift to work on Boxing Day.  I had a 12:30 – 19:30 shift which I didn’t mind as I don’t normally do anything really on Boxing day, so earning some extra pennies always helps.

It was a busy day, there was a constant Que from when I started till about 5:30 when it started to die down a bit.  I knew it was going to be a long day, so I chose comfort for my shift. All of what I’m wearing in the below picture is New Look

Skull & Rose Print Tee RRP £12.99 💋 Petite Skinny Jeans RRP £24.99 💋 Necklace £2.00 Sale 💋 Beige Pumps RRP £15.99

Hope you all had a great Christmas and got everything you wanted and more..

Have a great Friday, the last one of 2016.. 🎉🍾✨🥂

Lots of Love

Carina

XxX

OOTN Saturday 17th Dec 


I had my works Christmas meal & drinks on Saturday 17th December, It was my first one with the company as I started in July.

We were booked in for a meal at a local boutique restaurant called The Beehive in Peterborough.

I wasn’t sure what to wear to the meal, but I thought I would make an effort as it tis the festive period and all and to show my work colleagues that I do scrub up well..  I opted for a Velvet LBD with a gold print.  It is ruched in the middle of the dress at the front and when I first saw it on hanger I wasn’t keen on it if I am completely honest.  But once I tried it on I completely changed my mind, but was still a little unsure so I called in a few work colleagues in to the fitting room to get their opinion.  I’m not sure if the shoes I wore with the dress look right or not, but these were the best pair I had at home as I couldn’t afford to buy a new pair for the night out.  I also found a nice choker which went lovely with the dress.

Black Velvet Dress RRP £29.99 NOW in the sale ✨ Choker RRP £4.99 ✨ Black Patent Heels RRP £22.99 

All from New Look


I had my make up done professionally by my friend Trish – Trucco  I went for a shimmery gold and warm browns, the colour on my lips is my MAC lipstick in Viva Glam VI A75 which I got from New York last December.  I think it really compliments the makeup and I love the colour.  What I also love about this look is the highlight on the cheeks.

Hope you have enjoyed this post, have a great New Years Eve Eve..

Lots of Love

Carina

XxX

 

Real Christmas Trees

Hello my lovelies 😊

My friend & I went Christmas Tree hunting this afternoon, as she’s never had a real one and she said she wanted one for outside.

We had such a laugh trying to find the right one we both wanted… 


So it was an afternoon of Christmas songs and dressing the tree 🌲.  There some special baubles on the tree for loved ones ❤️ who aren’t with us anymore, so there with me on Christmas Day. 

I also brought a new Christmas bauble from Harrods, it’s so pretty 😊


I’m feeling a little festive now and also have 1 present under the tree too…

Hope your all having a good Saturday xx

Love 

Carina

XxX

A D E L E

Well I can finally say I’m going to see Adele in July 2017!!

I’ve been wanting to see her for so long..  Third time lucky 🍀. I’m so excited I was just buzzing for the rest of the day!! And it only took me 39 mins to get to select and paying for them.. 😜😁

I’m just so so so happy 💋🎉🎶