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Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Trevor!!!

Also while I'm on here, I thought why not introduce you to my Favourite little man. Not my boyfriend. My other Favourite little man lol....Trevor! My 1/2 Jack Russell, 1/4 Bichon Frise and 1/4 Shitzu!!

He was my 21st birthday present, last year and we got to pick him up on Valentines Day (Aaaawwwwww) Below are the pictures of how we brought him home in the car! Anyone would think he was my first born child haha. Wrapped up in his blanket, with his little teddy bear!



 As the months went on, he became more and more playful and VERY cheeky, he doesn't act like your average dog, more like a little person and he never fails to make everyone laugh!


He aslso had the cutest little hair! And I used to spike it up at times and give him a little Mohican and when I used to get ready and do my own hair, he used to sit on my lap and wait for me to do his!!!



Sadly, Trevor did not stay looking like this! After his first walk out he decided to get incredibly muddy and definitely made the most of being in the park, so when we got home, he needed a bath and that's when everything changed!! From this;


 He turned into......THIS!;


Granted, he's still just as adorable afterwards, but it looks like we switched dogs! But thankfully, his personality never changed and we still have the funny, crazy, playful little pup we have now, that loves being dressed up!












So there you go, you have now met Trevor and know doubt he'll be getting into more mischief and funny situations, that I can fill you in on later, but this will do for now!. And maybe in a few months I can introduce to my other Favourite man lol................


Pay Day Haul :)

Hi,

So today was my last day of annual leave and it was pay day! So I went SHOPPING!!! :) I didn't really buy anything that exciting as I didn't buy any clothes or jewellery. I did get a few Christmas presents and something for Halloween, but I won't bore you with them yet!

So the first thing was this candle from Matalan, it cost £6.00 and comes with a diamant√© band around the middle and it measures 10x10cms. I'm going to stand this on a mirrored candle plate which I got years ago in Habitat (that was about £6 too).



The next thing I had to buy, which I get probably about every 3-4 months is the Gosh primer from Superdug. It costs £12.99 and they do a whole range of different ones, which I haven't tried, but if you have can you let me know what they're like please :)
The one I get is the classic, velvet touch and it comes in a 30ml bottle. It's the perfect base for foundation and it's perfume and preservative free. It also helps fill in fine line and deep pores, which is one of the main reasons why I get this product, because I feel my pores are really visible and I hate them.....with a passion!!! :( No matter what I do or try, they will not disappear!! But this does help shrink them. Slightly. It does help your make up stay on a lot longer and it does help in having a smoother application and base when you apply your make up.



Staying on the subject of large pores (sorry) I was applying my make up this morning and the Maybelline advert came on for their Dream, Satin liquid foundation. I went through a phase of loving the dream, matte mousse and the solid to liquid foundations, but unfortunately they didn't seem to last long enough for the price they cost for my liking! So I thought why not try this foundation as it's the same amount of liquid foundation (30ml) as I normally buy and that always manages to last me months.  It's advertised an air-whipped foundation with an airbrush finish which is supposed to leave you looking flawless, seamless, incredibly smooth and subtly luminous! And is supposed to help minimize pores by laying over them, instead of sinking into them. I haven't used this yet, so I will do a review after it's been worn a few times. I am pretty excited about trying this out! When I swatched this product it blended out really well and it smelt quite nice too and it definitely left a nice smooth finish, so hopefully it will do this to the skin on my face. I got this in boots for £8.19 in Ivory.

The next piece of make up, again I buy every couple of months is the collection 2000, lasting perfection, 16hour wear concealer. Its £4.99 and I buy this in fair, which is the lightest shade they do, because it works great as a highlight, just under the eyebrows, on top of your cheekbones, cupids bow and helps brighten under the eye. I watched reviews on this product on YouTube and everyone raved about it, so I definitely wanted to try it and now I have completely been converted and you HAVE yo buy it!! You won't regret buying it, I promise!!! And I found it did help to reduce the look of pores too! Yay!! 




The last face product I purchased was Rimmel's Clear Complexion, clarifying powder. I think it only comes in Transparent? I haven't seen it in any other colours?? Sorry to drone on about enlarged pores! (Yuck) But this one I think, helps minimize pores better then the powder they sell that is supposed to cover them. I can't remember the name of that powder. Ooops! So anyway this is why I always come back to this powder and it helps you keep looking matte for longer. Because if that wasn't bad enough that I suffer from big pores, I also suffer from really oily skin too!!! (Im getting more and more attractive as this post goes on lol) It claims to keep you shine free for up to 5hours, not sure if I completely agree with that, but it does stay on for a good while. I got this in Boots for £3.99.

               


The next product I bought was Carmex lip balm in cherry, it was £2, something, from Boots and smells just like the cherry flavoured ChuppaChupps lollies. Now a few people say that it's unhygienic to buy these lip balms in the little tub like containers, but I personally prefer them. 1) They last longer and 2) They don't look like a gloopy gloss! Again this wasn't very exciting, but my other one was coming to an end and you can not be with out a good lip balm in the winter! It's just a necessity that should live in your handbag! :)







Whenever, I get paid I always buy a Barry M nail paint and because it's Autumn/Winter I always prefer darker colours, so this one caught my eye. It's number 161- Vivid purple. And it's like a metallic colour and it's sooo shiny, it looks gorgeous on and the coverage is quite good with just 1 coat.  Again from Boots and it will cost you £2.99.




Now, the last product I bought.....I bet you're all thinking "Finally!!" Lol is a sure deodorant and it's the special edition ones, with the perfume in. The last one I got was called Bright which I think has an apricoty smell and this one has scents of peach and wild raspberry and it smell gorgeous!!! They are currently on offer in Superdug for £1.50 for the 150ml size. So if you haven't yet tried them, I recommend you run to Superdrug and pick them up!.....NOW!



As from tomorrow, I am back at work...Urrgghhh!!!!......So unfortunately no more shopping :( So the next post I'm going to do is a Halloween one!! :) That will prob get posted Tuesday, even though it's the day after Halloween, it's the only way the food will be ready to show you and stuff, so even though it's not ideal it's the best I can do....But I will try and think of a way round it while i'm at work!! :)


Soooo....See you then my little Pumpkins :) xxx



Monday, 24 October 2011

Kim Kardashian........


Now, I am one of the biggest Kardashian fans....EVER!....I love all of them. Khloe for her personality, Kourtney for her wardrobe and Kim for her make up!!! And to be completely honest! I would pay to have one of her certain assets lol!!!! So to show my appreciation I dedicate this post to them. So if you want a bit of Armenian style then read on;

I'm going to start with Kim Kardashians very impressive pout!! It can be yours to thanks to MAC and NARS!!


Kim is a big fan of Angel by MAC it's a creamy, soft pink shade and looks amazing for day time and evening. It will cost you £13.50 and is definitely worth purchasing as suits most skin tones.
The lipsticks from MAC are quite moisturising, so make sure to only use a little bit of lip balm, if you use too much then you could start to look a bit gloopy! The next product you will need to achieve this stunning pout is MACS lip pencil in stripdown. Again it's quite a neutral shade which is best for creating a fuller pout. These lip liners from MAC have a smooth, creamy texture and blend really well. They also contain Vitamin E  which according to MAC acts as an anti-oxidant, so this is great for moisturising your lips. Wearing a lip liner will not only help define your mouth and can help make your lips look bigger, but is also great in preventing your lipstick from bleeding. This lip liner will cost you £10.50.
Now the final product you will need for perfect, kissable lips is Turkish Delight Lip gloss by NARS. Like the other two products, it's a great neutral colour, so can be worn by most people, and looks great for any occasion  any time of the day. It is slightly more expensive then MAC, but  an A-List pout isn't going to come cheap! This lip gloss will cost you £17.50. It's a very creamy formula and looks great on its own too! So for all three products you're looking at £41.50, which may seem pricey, but considering as Christmas is coming why not add them to your list :) Another great excuse to treat yourself is that it is the party season, so no doubt you'll be putting these products to good use! Below is a picture of Kim applying some of these products. You can watch the make up tutorial she did using these products on YouTube.

Kim applying Turkish Delight

Now on to the next Kardashian look, i'm going to talk about Kourtney. I think this woman has the best wardrobe on the planet! Some things I see her wear and think only she could pull it off. But her outfits are always put together really well and are always colour co-ordinated, which is a big obsession of mine! Even when she was pregnant she managed to look absolutely flawless and dressed amazing!
This outfit is one of my Favorited looks for autumn and I think would be great for lunch with friends or shopping. I love everything from the denim shirt to the tassled boots! Denim shirts are normally best to buy in

the mens section because then they won't be as fitted around the wait, which would be best to achieve this look. I have had a good look around for denim shirts similar to this one and these are the best ones I've managed to find.
This one is from River Island (Mens section) The colour isn't that great of a match, but I think teamed with the rest of the outfit it would look just as great!
River Island £32.99
You can pick this up for £32.99. I would recommend purchasing this from the shop and not online, just to make sure it fits right. Now the next shirt is quite a bit darker and also from River Island! (What a surprise lol) and this will cost you £35.00.
This one does have brown stitching and brown buttons. You can also wear the sleeved rolled up or down. The best thing about denim is that it suits EVERYONE! And it lasts forever, so you can afford to splash out a bit more. If you just want a cheap dupe, then I would 100% recommend Primark, there denim shirts are not only cheap, but made pretty
River Island £35.00
well. Again you will find the best ones in the men section. Some come with hoods, but they are easily removed. Sometimes it's best to customise your own clothes. At least that way you know that no one else will have it :) I personally think the hooded denim shirts look really nice for a casual look and this one is one of the nicest I've seen. Now this is also from River Island (I swear I'm not sponsored by them lol) and it's been reduced from £40.00 to £30.00.
River Island £30.00
The next thing you will need to achieve this look this is white vest. You can pick these up everywhere!!
New Look, River Island, Miss Selfridge, Primark, Zara and H&M.
Basically anywhere that sells clothes lol You will also need this slightly baggy, so again you mgiht want to get in a size bigger. It won't matter if the arm holes are too baggy and hang too low because it will be covered by the shirt :) You will need leggings! Again anywhere that sells clothes will have leggings!! However, I wouldn't recommend Primark as I have bought lkeggings from here before and they lasted about 3 washes before they jsut started to fall apart! Not only were they practically see through! The elastic started to show through and they got holes in really quickly! The leggings i've bught were from Topshop for £12.00 and they are quite thick and have lasted forever!! :)
Finally to complete this look, you will need flat, black boots! I think plain black Ugg boots would look just as good, but I do adore the tassled ones! But I can't find any even similar! :( So if you manage to see any please let me know!...Thanks :)

Kourtney!


Now last but not least...My favourite Kardashian.....Khloe!!!! :) Yaaay!!! I am absolutely addicted to watching Khloe & Lamar, they are literally THE Best celebrity couple! They get on so well and are really funny together. As strange as this sounds, it was watching this programme that I noticed Khloe's nails! I was probable drawn to it because you can't help but miss the whopping engagement ring!!! (Lucky)
KhloeKardashian.com
It was noticing this I saw the nicest colour nail varnish! It was a pastel lilac shade and looks so nice with any outfit! The best dupe for this colour has got to be Barry M, Berry Ice Cream! It's a huge faviroute of mine and can wear it for weeks on end, with out getting bored!
Berry Ice Cream
It last ages and doesn't chip! Which is amazing to me, as I normally manage to chip my nails within about an hour of it being on! It dries really quickly and if you apply just 1 layer of clear top coat it,goes so glossy! You can buy this nail varnsih from Boot or Superdrug for £2.99. If you find your nail varnish is starting to go a bit gloopy, try keeping it in the fridge or adding a very small drop of nail varnish remover and giving it a good shake and then it should be as good as new!the Krdashains also have their own O.P.I nail varnish range called Kardashian Kolors and there are 14 different shades to choose from :) So there is definitely a shade for everyone from dark, bright to pale and some amazing sparkly ones for the party season!


I hope you enjoyed this post and again if you would like me to do a product review or any celebrity inspired looks or tags, then let me know and I will do my best to get it up as quickly as possible :)

P.S you can also follow me on twitter now too KateBreslin_x


xxx

Whats In my bag??.......

So soon as I'm on annual leave, I thought why not get up to date with my Blog. So earlier I did the Aussie review and I've been getting a lot of YouTube time in :) and I have become addicted to the 'whats in your bag' tag, I thinks its because I'm secretly nosey :) So I thought I would do one too;

Firstly I thought I would show you my bag!!! I got this bag a couple of months ago from River Island and it was £39.99. Its black fur with a gold chain strap. It's quite deep so great for shopping!! And has a black and white stripe, satin style lining with a zip compartment and two pockets. 


The next thing I always have in my bag is my purse...Again from River Island for £14.99p. I got this a couple of years ago and seem to have built a small little collection of purses from there and I switch them up when I get bored. This is patent leather with a leopard print pattern. And bright red satin detail inside. I love this purse because it's got lots of spaces for cards, notes, receipts and vouchers/coupons and a space for your change :)











Now when I purchased this bag I wanted the stuff in it to be matching, so I went to Next where they have such girly accessories which I love!!! So I got the 'Oh My Gorgeous' set;
The tissues are pink with black hearts and OMG pattern. They were only a £1 for 10 and they're quite soft, so they don't scratch your face. 

The next thing which I think is always a must have for your handbag is a good nail file! I'm trying to grow my nails at the minute, so i won't go anywhere without one! I have one in my bag, in my room and at my desk at work. These ones, I think, were also a £1 for 2, for but I'm not 100% sure on the prices. None of these things were expensive and I really don't think they were More then £2. You get one black one with a gold pattern on and one pink one with the same gold pattern.


I also think it's always a good idea to carry a perfume, just to freshen up through out the day and this was also in the 'Oh My Gorgeous' range. Its a slight pink colour and comes in a 30ml bottle, which is just the right size for your handbag. It's quite a clean, fruity scent with jasmine and orange blossom and perfect for the day time. It cost me £6.50p.


The last thing in this range from next was the anti-bacterial hand sanitizer which comes in the same scent as the perfume. It does have quite a strong alcohol smell as soon as you use it, but that fades after a couple of seconds and that's when you left with the fruity scent :) I think these are good to carry around in your handbag because when your out shopping or using public toilets, it's always good to be able to quickly clean your hands, especially if you've decided to stop for something to eat. This comes in a 100ml bottle and costs £1.75 and is also bright pink :)


Another thing I can't leave the house with out is hand cream!!!! This has to be one of the best hand creams I have ever used! It's made by Heathcote & Ivory - Nature's Way. It's naturally fragranced with essential oils of Lemongrass & Lavender. It contains no parabens, no sulphates and no colours. I got this in Debenhams on sale for a £1 along with a matching lip balm/gloss that comes in mint. It's only a miniature size (30ml) and I will be going back to see of they sell it in a bigger size because it's such a thick, moisturising cream and keeps your hands soft for ages!


The last two items I always have in my bag are both from H&M. The first item is wet wipes! These are always good to have in your bag when it's hot in the summer or again when eating out (this blog is starting to show, what I do most lol) I think they come in a range of scents, I chose the tropical ones. And if you ever had Wrigley's Juicy Fruit chewing gums, they smell exactly the same as them! These will cost you £0.99p for 10. The last thing from H&M is the Hello Kitty Melon Lip balm. I can't remember how much this cost :-/ but again it was completely inexpensive :) I love the packaging, but if you're suffering from very dry or chapped lips, this isn't the best lip balm to use, but it's good to keep you going through the day, especially now winter is here and it's cold outside and the heating is on inside :) Again I love the smell of this product. I think H&M is really good for mini toiletries and things for your bag, especially as they are very cheap.

And of course I have all the normal things like car keys, house keys, chewing gum and something I will NEVER EVER leave the house with out.......My phone!!! :) (iPhone 4s!)

I hope you enjoyed this post, even though looking back I have rambled quite a bit, but if like me you're slightly nosey, then hopefully you would had fun nosing through my handbag :)

xxxx