Tuesday, 30 August 2011

BEAUTY: Pretty Perfumes

Before I start I have to point out the title of this post was not my choice, it was Josh's and he likes a little mention on here every now and then so thanks Josh! Whilst I'm away on holiday I thought I'd show you my perfume collection. There's nothing overly extravagant in it but I like them all so that's all that matters! I'm no perfume expert so I've got help with the descriptions from amazon.co.uk, thebodyshop.co.uk and fragantica.com so expect very 'flowery' language in the descriptions!

Perfume Collection
My perfume collection. I usuallly keep them in a wicker basket but for the purpose of the photo they're just on the shelf.
DKNY Be Delicious Night Perfume
DKNY Be Delicious Night
Delicious Night captures the magic of a dark city. The anticipation of discovering the forbidden behind a black,unmarked door. The electric undercurrent that permeates everything.
That sense of expectation. Of intrigue. Of pure, mesmerising seduction.
Top Notes: Pomelo, Blackberry, Ginger.
Heart Notes: Orchid, Jasmine, Iris
Base Notes: Amber, Patchouli, Vetiver.

DKNY Delicious Candy Apple Perfume
DKNY Delicious Candy Apple Sweet Caramel
A wonderful union of apple and pear in top notes with marshmallow takes us to a heart and blends with jasmine blossom which flirts with violet and lily wrapped in green freshness. A base incorporates creamy caramel, soft vanilla and cream which will please your wish for candies.

Ghost Serenity Perfume
Ghost Serenity
Containing notes of Bergamot, Peony, Lily of the Valley and Tonka Bean. The essence of Ghost Serenity embodies the most serene femininity in every woman.

The Body Shop Love Etc Perfume
The Body Shop
An irresistible fragrance in a lasting eau de parfum: a heart-stopping fusion of jasmine, vanilla and sandalwood notes.

Valentino Rock 'n' Dreams Perfume
Valentino Rock 'n' Dreams
A dreamy scent from the Rock-inspired Valentino fragrance wardrobe. Soft and gentle with a spicy rock n' roll edge, this is the scent for a feminine girl with a wild side.
The fragrance is encased within a glass flacon shaped like itsantecedent, with white floral motive on the flacon and whitefaceted stopper.
Top Notes: Peach, Cinnamon.
Heart Notes: Myrrhone.
Base Notes: Vetiver, Vanilla.

Joop Thrill Perfume
Joop Thrill
Thrill for Her embodies the innocence of a sexy floral bouquet,with notes of sparkling bergamot, peach juice and rich, preciousiris infused with seductive vanilla.
Top Notes: Peach Juice, Lily.
Heart Notes: Mimosa, Iris.
Base Notes: Vanilla, Tonka Bean, Sandalwood.

My favourite is the Valentino Rock 'n' Dreams. It's my 'going out' perfume! I don't think I'll ever stop buying this as it smells so nice.

Do you own any of these perfumes? What's your favourite perfume?

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Happy List #21

This week's Happy List is slightly different in that it's not actually a list but more of a diary as I'm currently on holiday in Scarborough so I've been writing more of a diary thing about each day instead so this post will be a little longer than the other Happy List's. I will be including a few photo's but I will be doing other holiday posts when I'm back next Saturday.

Saturday 20th August

First day of the holiday. Me and Josh caught the train to Scarborough as there wasn't enough room in my mum and stepdad's car but we don't mind doing that because it's fairly cheap and there's nice views on the way plus we actually had a bit of a lucky escape because they got a flat tyre on the way. We all ended up at the bungalow at the same time so that was ok. After unpacking all the food and our cases we chilled out for a bit and got ready to go out. We all went to the Cask pub for a meal and a few drinks. It's a really nice low key pub with good food. We all had a fairly early night as we were tired from travelling. We've only been here half a day but already it's so much fun.

Pretty flower in my hair

Sunday 21st August

Had a fairly rubbish nights sleep but surprisingly it didn't bother me as much as it would at home, everything is just so relaxing here so it just didn't bother me. After a lovely breakfast I got sorted then we all went to Scarborough castle, there's some really good views from up there plus it was much warmer than when we went up last year. Actually today has been fairly hot. I used my new rucksack, screw fashion it was the best thing I've used. It fitted everything in it without feeling heavy and I wouldn't be able to do that with my other bags. We just popped into town after the castle.
We had a relaxing afternoon whilst dinner cooked, I read whilst Josh slept (old man).
After a lovely sunday dinner cooked by mum and then she wanted to go for a walk so us two went out and walked through the Italian Gardens which were really pretty and I'd never seen them before. 
At night we just stayed in with some drinks and a film. 

Scarborough castle, Josh at the castle, Italian Gardens

Monday 22nd August

Early start but again I was relatively happy when I woke up. We went to Robin Hoods Bay, I've never been before but it was really nice except for the massive hill you have to walk back up it killed my legs! There's nothing really there but it looks lovely. I also got some shells off the beach. 
When the shops opened me, mum and Josh went in a second hand book shop which had some really really old books in it. I bought Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix as I don't have the last three books. 
At night we went to the Valley pub. It's really nice in there and they fo lots of real ales and ciders so we had a few drinks and lots of fun conversations. We didn't get home until around 12.15.

Robin Hoods Bay, me shell hunting
Tuesday 23rd August 
We all went to Bridlington this morning for an hour to get a crab for luch. We had a little wander around the shops and then picked up a crab and some prawns then went for some nice bread and a curd tart. I've never had crab before but I really enjoyed it.
At night we went to the Cask pub again for the quiz , we did pretty well (32 out of 38) however we did cheat at times with mums iphone.  We ended up with four 50% off vouchers for drinks which wasn't bad.

Seagulls in Bridlington, me practicing my new found talent of balancing things on my face

Wednesday 24th August

Had such an early start this morning but it was definately worth it. We went on a steam train from Pickering to Grosmont. There wasn't anything there but it was really pretty and there was a nice second hand book shop there so I bought two books. From Grosmont we caught another steam train to Goathland again there wasn't really anything there but it was really picturesque. We had a look around the shops and went for some lunch. When I'd bought an ice-cream we went to get the train back to Pickering. It was a good day and good experience and we were surrounded by gorgeous countryside.
We decided to have a night in with having a long day so we had fish and chips for tea and just watched some TV.

Me on the train, the garage used in Heartbeat at Goathland

Thursday 25th August

Today we went into Scarborough for one of the first times since we've been here! We saw a little shetland pony so I had my photo taken with it. Me and Josh went off on our own and called in at a really nice handmade fudge shop. I bought malteser fudge and oreo fudge. After that we went to the Harbour Bar which sells gorgeous icecreams, milkshake and soda floats. I had a cherry float. Just as me and Josh got back in we got a text from mum saying they were in the pub so we joined them for a drink.
At night we went our seperate ways for a walk. Me and Josh ended up walking along the beach where I found a cute little shell. After that we all met up for a drink in the Cask. It was really nice going on a walk as it was a nice night and we got some good photo's.

Me and a shetland pony, in the Harbour Bar with a cherry float, me and a cat, walking on the beach, practising my new talent again

Friday 26th August

It's rained so much today. Whilst it'd stopped for a bit me and mum went into town and she bought a monopoly board which looks like a 1930's one. I got Black Swan on DVD as it was on sale in HMV and I really enjoyed it when I saw it at the cinema. I also got the One Day book but I didn't buy that I got it free on 3 for 2 when mum bought two books in Waterstones. 
 It was still raining this afternoon so we had a game of monopoly which passed a good couple of hours. We had lots of fun and I ended up winning!
There wasn't much point in going out tonight because of the rain so we're just staying in to watch Black Swan and have a couple of drinks. When we put Black Swan on the first thing my stepdad said was 'is this Billy Elliot?' I found it sooo funny!

I will be doing some picture posts about the holiday when I'm back so there will be more to look at.

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Dreamy Designs #12

The next two Dreamy Designs post will be holiday themed so expect lots of beach houses, blue skies and white! I'm currently on holiday (in Scarborough, ok it's not as nice and sunny as the places in these pics but it's really fun!) so I thought holiday themed Dreamy Designs posts would be fitting. You can catch all the previous Dreamy Designs posts here. Enjoy this weeks pictures!

Maybe when I win the lottery these pictures will become reality! 1 and 6 are my favourites. What are your favourite pictures from this weeks post?

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Tuesday Treats #7

There's loads of stuff that I like at the minute so this is quite big wishlist!

1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Happy List #20

Saturday 13th August
  1. Picking up my new glasses although I am having a love hate relationship with them right now, not sure they suit me and I can't see out of them! Update - I'm now used to them and love them!
  2. Watching Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Red pair of glasses and black and purple pair

Sunday 14th August
  1. Going to Junction 32 outlet with mum, Tony and Josh. I bought a rucksack for my holiday . So it's not fashionable but to be fair I'm going to Scarborough and visiting other places where we'll be out for the day and abbeys and going for walks so I'm looking for comfort and besides it's pink so it's a winner with me!
  2. Mum's sunday dinner. Seriously she cooks the best sunday dinner I've ever tasted
  3. Staying at mum and Tony's

My new rucksack

Monday 15th August
  1. Despite spending an hour in the fracture clinic she got good news as her elbow isn't broken so hoepfully she'll be virtually pain free on holiday
  2. Buying cucumber water from Body Shop. Mum uses this so I tried some and found it really good at removing makeup. It doesn't dry my skin out and leaves it feeling really clean
  3. Comfortably fitting in my size 10 black skinny jeans. I've lost a couple of pounds so I can now fit in them good!
Tuesday 16th August
  1. Reaching 50 followers via GFC on blogger. I never saw myself having a blog until I had to make one for uni I quickly got into that and decided to set up Bits and Bobs as my personal blog. It took a while to get into it but now I love it. I'm so happy that in 5 short months of having this blog I've managed to gain 50 followers. So thanks everyone!
  2. Organising my Filofax with lists and plans. It's a bit sad but I love writing lists (I blogged about my Filofax here earlier in the week)
Wednesday 17th August
  1. Slowly ticking things off my to-do list and plan
  2. Tidying my room - a bit of an odd one on here considering I hate tidying! I'm very messy I'm not going to deny that but my room was even starting to annoy me so I turned my music up loud and got tidying and it wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be
  3. Best of Reef album - perfect turned up loud and my album of choice when I was tidying
Thursday 18th August
  1. My new shoes I ordered fitting and looking nice (I haven't got a picture because I packed them for the holiday before I remembered to take a pic)
  2. Having my hair cut, I can see again!
  3. Watching the Other Guys film. I hate Will Ferrell but this film was sooo funny
  4. Staying at Josh's
Friday 19th August
  1. Having my eyelashes tinted and my eyebrows waxed. I've never had the tinting done but I love the results I'll definately have it done again
  2. Sitting in the park with Josh in the sun and eating a sandwich and a bun
  3. Excitement for going on holiday tomorrow

Friday, 19 August 2011

BEAUTY: What's in my travel makeup bag

A while ago I did a what's in my makeup bag post. Following on from that I've decided to do a what's in my travel makeup bag post seen as I'm going on holiday tomorrow, so these are the products I'll be taking with me. Sorry for the picture qualtity, my usual photographer (Josh) wasn't available so this is my handy work and to be honest when none of them were turning out right I got a little fed up!

 My makeup bag

Benefit Big Beautiful Eyes
Benefit Big Beautiful Eyes
Benefit Big Beautiful Eyes

Urban Decay Primer Potion
Travel size Urban Decay eyeshadow Primer Potion

Boots 17 Falsifeye Mascara
Boots 17 Falsifeye Mascara

Elizabeth Arden Blush in 'Apricot'
Elizabeth Arden Blush in Apricot (better image and swatch here)

Topshop Blush in 'Head Over Heels'
Topshop blush in Head Over Heels (review and swatch here)

Clinique Supermoisture Makeup
Clinique Supermoisture Makeup (swatch here)

Clinique Blended Face Powder
Clinique Blended Face Power in 03

Natural Collection Cover Up Cream
Natural Collection Cover Up Cream in Fair

Lipstick L-R 17 in Beehive (better picture here), Barry M Pillar Box Red and Barry M Coral (swatches of both here)

Makeup Brushes, all QVS from Superdrug except the kabuki brush which is from Ebay

And to take it all off...Boots Botanics Soothing Eye Makeup Remover (review here) and my latest discovery Bodyshop Freshening Cucumber Water


Thursday, 18 August 2011

Dreamy Designs #11

This week is an exterior post. This will be the last Dreamy Designs post in this format, although there will be Dreamy Designs posts for the next two weeks after this they will be holiday themed ones (as I am on holiday) after that there will be no Dreamy Designs series. I've really enjoyed it but I think it's come to an end now so I have a new feature on the way to replace this one.You can catch all the previous Dreamy Designs posts here. Enjoy this weeks pictures!

All images courtesy of weheartit.com

My favourites this week are 1, 3 and 5. What are your pictures from this weeks post?