Shop til you drop HAUL #1

So I went shopping.. again. I thought i’d share with you what i’d purchased mainly from primark. However, I’m going to split it into two different parts: Clothes, and Accessories – So make sure you check back tomorrow.

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So as you can see, I bought quite a lot from Primark this weekend..Image

1. Acid wash dungarees – £13. I’ve been wanting some of these for so long and just could not resist when I saw a huuuuge collection of them at the doors. I can’t wait for some warm weather to arrive so I can wear them, until then i’ll be sticking on some tights underneath.

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2. Light wash long Dungarees – £17. This item is by far my favourite purchase of the week. I am obsessed. I innitially went shopping for a shorter pair, but when I spotted these I fell in love and for just £17, I couldn’t say no. I first went shopping to buy some short dungarees from topshop which were £30 and for the same price I got two pairs. Not bad

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3. Towel – £7. So this was a sort of instinct buy. My friend had one of these like 3 years ago on her holiday and I was so jealous. I personally just thought they were genious as i’m forever clipping my towel around myself on holiday and this just saves me the effort. I love it and the bright colours have completely got me into the holiday spirit. Can not wait for spaiiiin.

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4&5. Two Bright Crop Tops – Yellow and White – £3 each. I’d seen these tops in River Island a while ago but thought they were far too much money at £10 each. And so, when I saw them in Primark for less than 1/3 of the cost I just had to buy them. I tried them on earlier and they look so good with both my dungarees and in the winter I will be throwing them on over a nice vest top. Eeeep

Have you been shopping recently? Got yourself a few bargains? Joined the dungaree hype?

Remember to return tomorrow for part two of my rather big haul.

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Love love love

A little post to tell you EVERYTHING i’ve been loving recently.

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  1. Firstly, my favourite act so far on Britain’s Got Talent 2013 – Attraction. These fascinated me and their performance actually made me cry. I’m so excited to see more. If you haven’t seen it yet, watch it HERE. Its impressive.
  2. I’ve recently become obsessed with Bastille. The songs are so peaceful and just really nice to listen to. Definitely my new fave.
  3. Last month I rediscovered Mint Aeros and my gosh they are too nice. I even bought a Mint Aero Milkshake and that was just as good. Mmmmm
  4. A couple of years ago I was really into wearing flowers in my hear and built up a bit of a collection, but when they got banned in school I completely forgot about them and just stuffed them away in a draw. But I recently got them back out again and I love wearing them, they are my new ‘thing’.
  5. Finally, look magazine. I have loved this magazine for SO long now and love the bits and pieces it features. I try to pick one up every week and love to flick through it. My collection of them is HUGE – I have a 2 draws and a bag full of them.

A little bit of Arm Candie

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I LOVE this bag. With a name like Rebekka (with two k’s) I have never been able to have things like headbands, stickers, placemats etc that have my name on unlike my brothers and my friends did – which did rather annoy me back in the day. Even though that was all in the past, my Mum surprised me with one of these bags and I absaloutely love it. It looks so pretty and summery, and not only that but it has MY NAME down the side and a little picture of me on it. What more could you ask for?

I currently use this to hold all my magazines in so that I can show it off in my room instead of it being shoved in my wardrobe like the rest of my bags. However, in the summer I intend to use it A LOT more as it stores so much for holidays and trips out here and there. Its just a perfect bag that most people are already jealous of.

These bags have featured in many of my magazines and are being sold at £40 and more. However, my bag was bought from my Mums close friend at a fraction of the cost yet look so much nicer. Joannes’s Arm Candie bags are personalised according to you and every single one she makes looks amazing. I am so pleased with it and can’t wait to show it off properly.

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Above are just a few celebrities that I’ve found with similar bags to mine, including Amelia Lily, Michelle Keegan, and Little Mix. I’m definitely going to be buying some more for the perfect gifts for friends, and maybe treat myself to another to keep my make-up in.

What do you think? Do you have/want one of these bags?

March Favourites

So my 30 day blog post challenge came to an end when I completed day 30 yesterday. Although I was sad that that part of my blog had come to an end, i’m incredibly excited for the upcoming posts that I wish to blog about. Today, I thought i’d do my very first ‘favourites’ blog post because I’ve read so many blogs that have theres that I thought i’d tell you all about the beauty products that I have been loving recently.

ImageAbove is the pictures of all the products I have been loving recently. They vary from make up products, to nail varnish, to hair products so I hope you enjoy this post!

Lee Stafford Bleach Blondes Shampoo – Oh my gosh, I absaloutely love this hair product. I bleach my hair A LOT which doesn’t do my hair much good so i decided that I wanted to stop bleaching it as much to give my hair a break in the hope that it will become healthier again. However, when I stopped dying and bleaching my hair blonder I found that every so often my hair would be come a brassy yellow-y colour which I really disliked so I looked into some things that I could buy which would knock out the horrible colours without damaging my hair. And thats when I came across this little miracle. When you first put the shampoo on its quite scary because its literally the bright purple colour that it looks on the picture and I must admit I was slightly scared to put this on my bleached hair but once you lather it in and rinse it out it leaves no purple behind but completely restores the blondeness in your hair. It recommends on the back that you don’t use this product in your regular routine and so I literally only use it when I feel that my hair needs it and it does the trick perfectly. So any bleach blondes out there HAVE to buy this product, its great.

Lee Stafford Hair Growth – Shampoo and Conditioner – I realise that I sound rather obsessed with the Lee Stafford products but honestly, they are absaloutely amazing and I wish i’d have discovered them a lot sooner. When I first saw this product I didn’t really believe what it said it was going to do but because there was like a 3 for 2 deal on at boots I thought i’d give them a whiz and I am so glad that I did because I literally use this product every time I wash my hair. Obviously, my hair didn’t grow like a foot in length after the first use but it has definitely gotten significantly longer. Like I said earlier, a couple of years ago I stupidly decided to dye my hair brown and then a few months later realised how much I hated it and literally bleached my hair completely back to it was before which left my hair ultra damaged and dry. So it took a while for my hair to look healthier again and for it to grow which is why I bought this product and it has definitely grown a few inches in the last few months that I have had it which i’m incredibly pleased with. Plus, both the shampoo and conditioner smell amazing and leave a gorgeous scent in your hair, its beautiful!

Soap and Glory – Clean on me – I hadn’t really used Soap and Glory before until a friend bought me a box of mini Soap and Glory products, and even then I had them sitting in the box looking pretty before I actually started using them a couple of months ago. This ‘Clean on me’ shower gel stood out the most for me because it feels completely cleansing on the skin and smells amazing. It also works well in the bath with the amount of bubbles it creates and i’m a sucker for a hot bubble bath hahaha

 No.7 Stay Perfect Foundation – I only recently started using this and its far better than the others i’ve used and a fraction of the cost. I began using MAC foundation last year and I was literally obsessed with it but when the new No.7 Stay Perfect Foundation was advertised with its fancy little checker thing I really wanted to give it a try to see if it was as good for the £14 and it totally is. I’m so impressed with this product, It feels so light on your face and doesn’t even feel like you have make up on when you first apply it unlike other foundations that I have tried. It also has good coverage although I do still use concealer, it wouldn’t be a big problem if I ran out of it because it does hide the redness of spots and blemishes. It also is really easy to blend and lasts all day. The only problem is that you have to use quite a few squirts so it probably will run out quicker but i’m still on my first bottle and I’ve had it for a while now. I love this foundation and will definitely be buying it again.

Elizabeth Arden Bronzing Powder Duo – I bought this product a while ago when I was on the plane which is slightly odd but the price was amazing as you got the bronzing duo, eye shadow duo, a brush and a lipgloss for about £20 which I thought was a really good price for the amount of things you get for your money. This bronzing powder has a light shade and dark shade with a shimmer to it and it looks so beautiful when applied and it is perfect for contouring. I use this product as part of my make up routine every day and it never fails to look nice.

MAC Mineralize Blush – Dainty – I absaloutely LOVE this blush. I bought this product for my prom and the lady at the counter matched my make up and found shades that were suitable for my skintone. This colour looks quite bright but it blends beautifully and this also has a bit of a shimmer to it and therefore looks good with every day casual make up, yet also looks classy when dressing up smart. I use it everyday and yet it doesn’t seem to have gone down at all in the little case so its definitely a product that will last a while and worth the price.

MAC Mineralize Skin Finish – Soft and Gentle – As you might be able to tell I went a bit crazy at the MAC counter before my prom and bought all sorts but this is amazing! It adds a shimmer and an amazing glow to your face when you have finished your routine and just completes it. I haven’t been wearing it everyday because I don’t want to use it all up so quick and so I save it for when i’m going somewhere to add to my look. I love this product and will be so sad when its all gone!

BarryM Fine Glitter Dust – This glitter dust is just perfect and I wear it every time I go out to add a bit of a sparkle to my eyes. I only use it when i’m going out because it does definitely stand out on your eyes and is more of a ‘dressy’ kind of make up product so would probably look too over the top for a little trip to the shop. It is so pretty though and I really want to purchase some more colours in it that would be suitable for an every day wearing.

Rimmel Nail Polish – Metal Rush – I have been wearing this polish so much recently because it just fascinates me. The colour changes from silver, to purple, to green, depending on the light that its in and it looks so shimmery and beautiful. The nails only need one coat when using the product so doesn’t take too much faffing about and looks so pretty with a glitter top coat (I do this all the time because it looks like stars hahaha). It is so easy to apply and wearable with every outfit possible due to the changing colour, i absaloutely love it.

What are your favourite beauty products of March? Have you purchased any of the products above? Leave your comments below

30 Day Blogging Challenge: Day 15 – Five songs that are currently on top of my playlist

Half way done with the blogging challenge now ~ think i’ve finally got the hang of wordpress now so in 15 days I should be able to do some good posts. I plan to upload a few photographs I plan to take, some of my favourite recipes, things that I have bought, and some book reviews so fingers crossed they go well! 

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But here we go with the five songs that are currently at the top of my playlist. 

  1. At the top is my all time favourite song, She Will Be Loved by Maroon 5. I love this song and its one of those songs that just sticks in your head the whole day. You can give the song a listen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIjVuRTm-dc
  2. How To Save A life by The Fray, I love this song almost as much as I love She Will Be Loved. Its one of those songs that you can just sing to at the top of your voice when nobody else is in the house, or when you’re in the shower. Love it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjVQ36NhbMk
  3. Third is The Power Of Love by Gabrielle Aplin, this is top because around Christmas time last year I literally put this song on repeat and listened to it over and over for like a week, so obviously this has had a lot of listens on itunes with 20 plays. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNpeK7sDLzE
  4. Velvet Arms by Jay Loftus – This song is amazing, its so uplifting and fun. I used to be obsessed with it a while ago but then forgot about it until very recently where i’ve been listening to it 24/7 ever since. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSvg-EIxo_U
  5. Finally is Love Is Easy by the gorgeous Mcfly, love this song! I think very soon this will be the top of my playlist because it never gets boring. I usually listen to a song so much that I start to hate it but it hasn’t happened with this one and it just doesn’t fail to cheer me up. I posted the video further down my blog last month but i’ll link the video from youtube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APlPjz9Ry84 

Whats on top of your playlists? Do you share any of the same favourite songs as me? Leave a comment! 🙂 

30 Day Blogging Challenge: Day 12 – What made me cry recently?

I didn’t even have to think about what to write in this blog post and I knew straight away I would focus this on my dog Scraps. I found this blog post harder to write than I thought with parts making me smile and laugh and others beginning to make me cry again. The loss of Scraps on the 21st December 2012 was what made me cry recently. I loved him so much, and miss him everyday.

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Above is a picture of me and Scraps playing when I was younger :’)

Scraps was a part of our family ever since I can even remember. I was almost two when we got him so I can’t actually remember my life without him. Scraps was a gorgeous white West Highland Terrier and was a perfect little dog. He would never bite anyone or even lose his temper with us considering I wasn’t the gentlest of people when I was a child as apparently I would drive into him with my pram and all sorts but regardless of this he would continue to play with us, chase us and protect us. When we picked him up, my Brothers always tell me that he chose us before we picked him and as soon as we walked in he ran up to us and began playing and following us. He’s on pretty much all of our pictures in some way as you can see from the pictures above where we played fairies together hahaha.

Scraps was always such a cuddly dog, he would let us stroke him and play all the time. However, sometimes he would be rather mischievous too and would eat any food that he would find regardless of where he found it. On one of my birthdays he ate my birthday cake, he once ate mine and my brothers advent calendars, and on one of my birthdays we noticed he was very quiet and nowhere to be seen, only to find him in the living room with a box of chocolates that was bought for me. At the time I was probably devastated but looking back now it was actually quite funny. Memories like these are the ones I would prefer to remember of scraps rather than the last few months that we had left with him.

In his last few months Scraps was becoming older and less energetic. At one time he would run around the house frantically, bark at the slightest of noises, and when the door would knock he would jump up at the window and run to the door so we would have to open the door very slightly and talk through the tiniest gap as he tried to get out and look. However in the last couple of years Scraps became blind and would walk into doors and walls or any furniture that would be in his way, this upset me as I couldn’t stand to think that he would be hurting himself in any way. As the months went on we noticed that one of his ears no longer stood up and when the door bell went or if we made a sudden movement he wouldn’t bark and sometimes he wouldn’t even notice which made us realise that he could no longer hear either. He then began to sleep an awful lot and would struggle getting up the stairs for his bath or getting outside the door so we began to help lifting him inside and out to make it easier for him. Although he could no longer see or hear, there was no sign of him being in pain or suffering until the last week before he died. There was several days where we would come home and find that he had been unwell whilst we were at school/work which shocked and upset us all so much. The whole family would cry about him and on the Saturday we came to the decision that it was not fair to let him suffer or be in pain and made an appointment with the vet for that morning. He remained in his bed and you could see his distress which made us sure that we had made the right decision for Scraps. Our family ensured he was comfortable and cuddled him and loved him until it was time. Our Nanna and Grandad also came to the Vets with us to make sure we was all okay and to say their goodbyes to Scraps. When the time came we stayed in the room with him where the vet helped him on his way to a better place – while we cuddled him, talked to him and kissed him goodbye.

Although it was the hardest thing that I’ve ever been through, it was definitely the best decision for Scraps and we knew it would have been selfish to let him continue in that way. Scraps died peacefully with all of his close family around him and we will never forget him, ever.

RIP my little Scrappy dog, I will always love you and miss you and there’s not a day that goes by where I don’t think about you. God bless xxxxxxx

ImageImageImageImage~ Rest in peace Scraps, love you always