Sunday, 25 November 2012

Soap and Glory Eyeliner's


I love love love all things Soap and Glory! But had yet to try out their make-up line. I was in need of a new black eye liner and I'd had my eye on buying myself a eyeliner pen, so I killed two birds with one stone and treated myself to thee two gorgeous products!

First of all this is the Smoulder Kohl waterproof eyeliner in black.  The eyeliner applies really well to the eye, it feels smooth and almost creamy. The product is a intense black so much that if you're in a rush all it takes is one quick sweep and you're ready to go! An amazing bonus about this eyeliner is that it comes with a sharpener on the top, which is perfect for on the go and travelling. 



The second product I bought was the Supercat Carbon Black Extreme Eyeliner Pen. Now in the past i've not had much look with liquid eyeliner and i've longed to be able to find one that works for me. Hallelujah! I finally found the one! The eyeliner pen applies really nicely due to it being shaped just like a felt tip pen and therefore creates perfect defined eyes and great flicks. 








I would definitely reccomend these products and i'll be re purchasing them for sure! 

Love, Carly x

Saturday, 13 October 2012

NEW YORK!

I have some very exciting news! I will be spending four nights in the amazing New York this January. I literally can't contain my excitement. I've wanted to visit New York for as long as I can remember and it really hasn't sunk in yet. As well as being stupidly excited i'm also very nervous, I've been abroad once without my parents, to Majorca when I was younger, however I went with my friend and her family so this time it will be just me a friend and I've chosen to go half way round the world! I don't like to take baby steps about these things, do I? However because i'll be making sure I have exactly what I need, hopefully i'l be able to produce some good blog posts to help people who are planning on travelling to America or just so you can have a nosy on what i'll be packing in my suitcase! So first things first I've been researching places to visit once I am there and thought i'd share them with you. I'm sure many of you will already know or have even been lucky enough to visit these places before as there very iconic when you think of New York. 


The Empire State Building
This 102 story skyscraper is located in Manhattan and is arguably New York's most famous Landmark.The observation decks on the building provide 360 degree breathtaking views of the city.


Central Park
Central park is a public park in the center of Manhattan. The park hosts concerts and many activities, boating and ice skating to just name a few. 


Statue of Liberty
The statue of Liberty is a beautiful statue situated on Liberty Island and can only be accessed by a ferry service.


Times Square
Times square is a commercial intersection in Manhattan and is often labelled at "The Crossroad of the World" Times square is the site of the annual New Years eve ball drop and is one of the most famous places to celebrate the New Year. 


Rockefeller Centre - Ice Rink
The rockefeller center is a complex of 19 commerical buidlings spanning from fifth avenue to sixth avenue. You can also go to the 'top of the rock' which gives amazing views over the city Radio City music hall was one of the first complexes at the Rockefeller Centre and is a popular tourist attraction. The ice rink at the Rockefeller Centre is also extremely popular in the winter season. 


World Trade Center/Ground Zero
The World Trade Center is now known as Ground Zero is the site that held the twin towers before they were destroyed in the 9/11. Ground zero is a memorial to those that were affected in the attacks and a place to remember loved ones that tragically died. 


Brooklyn Bridge
Brooklyn bridge is one of the oldest suspension bridges in America and connect Manhattan to Brooklyn.

(images found on weheartit 

Of course there are many more landmarks to visit in New York but these are just a few of the main ones I am interested in visiting. 

Carly :) x






Sunday, 30 September 2012

Autumn Playlist


  • Augustana - Just Stay Here Tonight
  • Matt Kearney - Down
  • Taylor Swift - Begin Again
  • Matt Werts - With You Tonight
  • Matt Nathanson - Run


Just a quick update to apologize for my lack of blogging this month, hopefully I will resume to more frequent updates real soon! 

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Small quick haul!

Hey! Just thought i'd do a really small and quick haul of three pieces of clothing I bought recently.

I really loved the colour of this sheer shirt from Primark and thought it would be perfect for work! It was also in the sale for just £5.00 reduced from £10.00 !

I think I may be in love with this dress! It's from H&M and was £19.99 

And last thing! I bought these purple leggings from H&M and they were £12.99 

:)

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Liebster Award!


I was nominated by the lovely Sara and Angela at The Lipstick Clique for The Liebster Award. So thankyou for that first of all! This award can be given to up and coming bloggers with less than 200 followers. There are also certain rules that apply for receiving this award.

The Rules:
The person nominated must share 11 facts about themselves.
The person nominated must answer the questions the tagger (the person who nominated them) set for them.
The person nominated must choose 11 people to tag (nominate) and create 11 questions for them to answer. Then they must go to their pages and let them know they were nominated!
There are no tag backs!

11 Facts About Me:


  1. I love travelling, visiting and exploring ! Whether it be a different country, town or small village. The best place I've been to was Paris two years ago and i'd love to go back, I also really want to visit America and Australia.
  2. I have created a bucket list that so far has 54 things on it and I am always adding to it.
  3. I love food! Favorites of mine are Chinese takeaways, KFC and Sunday dinners! yum.
  4. I have lived in the same house and town my whole life and even though i'm starting to appreciate it more now i'm growing up, I still want to move away even if it's not far
  5. My best friend lives nearly 2 hours away from me and I hate that I don't get to see her that often, but we talk practically every day. We also met on the good old internet! Tumblr to be precise..
  6. I started dancing at the age of 2 right up to the age of 12 and then on and off until I was 16. I did Ballet, Tap, Modern and Street dance and sometimes wish I'd never quit it.
  7. I am double jointed and can do this strange thing with me arms (kind of hard to explain it on here, without showing you guys, but yeah!)
  8. I love reading books and  I am thinking of buying a Kindle soon!
  9. My favorite clothing shop is H&M, if I had enough money I think i'd buy everything!
  10. I have a small family and don't often see many of them, but my Grandparents live on the same street as me so I always get to see them, which I love.
  11. When I was younger I wanted to be many different jobs when I grew up, these included being an author, a professional dancer and a hairdresser. Now that i'm 18, I have no idea what I want to do!


11 Questions for me:


  1. What's your favorite dessert? I have to admit i'm a bit of a sweet tooth so I can't pick just one all time fave! So i'll narrow it down to my top 3! Which are Pancakes, Brownies and Cheescake. (My all time fave would probably be all of those three on one plate ;) )
  2. If you had to leave the house with only one beauty product on, what would it be? Ahh! that's really hard, but probably Mascara!
  3. Why did you decide to do blogging? I'd seen quite a few blogs and liked the idea of it, I also wanted a way to express myself and just ramble on about the things I enjoy, like and my life!
  4. What's the first thing on your "bucket list"? Well as I mentioned earlier I have a long bucket list and it's not written in order, but right at the top is "To fall in love".
  5. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? I'd love to live in America or Paris. However more realistically i'd live to move to the South of England.
  6. What's your favorite thing to do on a rainy day? To snuggle up in a warm bed or on the sofa with a nice blanket and a cup of tea! Either reading a book, watching a TV programme, watching a film or simply looking out at the cold wet rain and feeling cosy!
  7. What do you think is your best feature? I get the most compliments on my eyes, so i'd say that.
  8. What weather do you prefer? I love summer, so it'd have to be the hot sunshine! Although I love summer nights when it's cooled down a bit. So just when it's warm.
  9. What's your favorite type of fragrance scent (sweet, fresh, fruity, musky, etc.)? I quite like fruit scents.
  10. How did you meet your best friend? I touched on this a little earlier, but I might as well explain the full story here. We were both following each other on Tumblr and she'd posted that she'd got a Blackberry and wrote out her pin, so I decided to add her. I was totally expecting that we'd speak for a day and the end up deleting each other, but I think that first day we spoke non stop, we just hit it off straight away and it was unreal to find out how much we had in common.  I then after 9 months I finally met up her and the rest is history!
  11. Do you prefer watching TV or reading a book? This is hard because I enjoy both, so can't pick one over the other.


I nominate:

Annie at whyisitalwaysannie.
Katie at loveiswhatkeepsyoualive
Katie at autumn-russell
Shelly at styleshelleyssecrets
Jess at jesslorenx
Annabel at annabeladore
Andee at  theandeediaries
Becks at lipstickstainedcoffeecups
Lauren at  prettylittledaisy
Danielle at  i-want-the-fairy-tale
Emily at  millabelle


My 11 Questions:


  1. Where would you like to be in 5 years time?
  2. What is your most proud moment in your life so far?
  3. What is your favorite piece of clothing in your wardrobe?
  4. If you could only have one, what would you pick, your laptop or phone?
  5. If you could visit anywhere in the world where would it be?
  6. Have you ever met anyone famous? If yes who? and if no, who would you like to meet?
  7. What would you have as your 'Last Supper' ?
  8. What is your top 3 favorite clothing shops?
  9. What is your favorite trend? For example the Aztec trend.
  10. What are your five 'Simple things you love' (For example I love that feeling of waking up in a morning and knowing you don't have to get out of bed!)
  11. What is your favorite season?

If you do this please link it in the comments below so I can have a read :) ! 

Monday, 16 July 2012

Hello there! :)

Just thought i'd share a couple of products that I have been enjoying using recently. I've been looking for some good skin care that works well for my skin for a couple of months now, but have disappointed with everything that I've tried, this was until I discovered these two products! First of all this is the Olay essentials smoothing face scrub for normal/dry skin which I bought from Superdrug and can be found here and it does what it says on the bottle! I wet my skin and massage the scrub in circular motions into my skin and then wash off with warm water and as cliche as it sounds it does leave my skin feeling like a baby's bottom! 


 



The next product I bought was Nivea Visage pure and natural cleansing lotion which was again from Superdrug and can be found here The consistency of the lotion is really nice and it almost feels like its cooling my skin when I put it on, it has a nice scent and leaves my skin feeling soft just like the previous face scrub. 



The final product I bought was the Arora Body scrub in the fragrance Pomegranate Passion which can be bought at Superdrug here The product can also be bought in Sweet Vanilla, Wild Berry, Coconut, Chocolate Espresso and  Pink Grapefruit, but after smelling them all (yes I actually stood in the shop for a good 5-10 minutes smelling them) I personally found the pomegranate to smell the best. I was really impressed with the body scrub as not only did it smell lovely but it did it's job! Leaving my skin soft and lightly fragranced, perfect! 



Saturday, 7 July 2012

Sales, sales, sales!

Hello there!

Truth be told i'm abit of a bargain hunter who's always on the look out for a good sale. I blame my mother, whenever I go shopping with her she rushes straight over to the sale rack before looking at anything else and I've realised this is what i'm starting to do! I work in the center of my town so I have good access to shops five days of the week, however I have an hour for dinner and after I have bought and ate my food, there simply isn't enough time to look around the shops. Hallelujah for online shopping! I've been scanning around the sites and have found some real cheap beauties that I thought I would share with you guys, now roll on pay day! 




Creme zig zag textured skater dress - £15.00 from River Island.
Blue aztec print playsuit - £8.00 from River Island.

Blue polka dot shirt - £12.00 from River Island.
Pink 3/4 length jumper - £9.99 from H&M.

Blue loafers - £12.49 from H&M.
Low black boots - £14.99 from H&M.
Blue and white striped pumps - £6.49 from H&M.
White lace up boat shoes - £10.00 from River Island.