Mothers Day Celebrations

IMG_3609Event: Mothers Day Dinner.
Guests: Immediate family.
Attire: Cosy jumpers and animal slippers.
Food&drink: Hunters pie and gin and tonics.

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I am not the worlds greatest cook but I do make a bloody good pie so to celebrate my wonderful mum I made Hunters pie which involves popping venison mince, a range of vegetables, stock and beans into a pan to cook and then pour into a dish, top with mash and cheese warm in the oven and serve.

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Sadly I couldn’t spend the actual day with my mum due to work so after work on the Saturday I popped into my nearby supermarket picked up some roses and a couple of Gin&tonics – my mums favourite before rushing home to light some candles and get the party poppers out.

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My mum is my best friend and my rock. I couldn’t imagine life without her. She’s been there during my during both my proudest and lowest moments. We argue, giggle and do silly things together; she also gives the best hugs ever!

I hope you all had a lovely day with your mum or spent the day remembering her if she is no longer with you.

Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO

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Let’s fly through the galaxy | OOTD

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Shirt Primark|Dress Romwe|Boots Primark|Bag Accessorize

Recently I popped up to Birmingham to visit my wonderful sister for the day. After a spot of shopping and lunch we headed for this cute little nature centre at the end of her road. I wanted an outfit that was comfortable for travelling yet stylish so I chose to layer this peter pan silhouette dress over a long sleeved black chiffon shirt to keep me warm and preppy. I tried on about five different pairs of shoes before I settled for this little suede boots from Primark (so super old) because they would be comfortable for all the walking around. I have to admit it was so cold most of the time this lovely little outfit was covered in more navy H&M military coat but I braved the wind to snap this little shot.

Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO

Whole Lotta Honey|Review

IMG_3428IMG_3430IMG_3441Clinique Chubby Stick in Whole Lotta Honey – £17.00

Clinique the mother of the lip crayons and after trying all the high street dupes I finally got my hands on the original. The formula is amazingly moisturising but the colour still packs a punch whilst still remaining sheer and not too in your face. Whole Lotta Honey is a gorgeous neutral perfect for those days when you need to just pop something on in a hurry that won’t distract others. I love the formulation and the staying power of these great, however when it does come off I don’t mind re-applying as it’s so moisturising.

The colour range is great something for all age ranges and needs, a lot of people think that Clinique is for the ‘older lady’ shall we say but it’s perfect for everyone. I also love the fact that it has no scent so is great for sensitive noses. At £17.00 it’s not the cheapest of lip products but they are great for on the go and keep your lips super soft.

To see what I think the best dupes of this product are click here!

Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO

The Monument

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The Monument, a huge pillar that you bump into as soon as you exit the station. It’s an odd little London quirk; huge historical monuments just plonked in amongst the hustle and bustle of the city. I stumbled upon this whilst searching for something to fill an afternoon up in the city and thought hey why not. £3.00 to climb over 300 steps and see London sounds like a great way to kill some time.

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The stairs a spiral of concrete with no windows. If you are not a fit and able person then this may be a little like hell for you but trust me it’s worth it.

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The views from the top are stunning and it’s not a crowded tourist attraction. I wouldn’t say it was something to spend the whole day at, the top of the viewing platform is about the size of a box room but it’s great if you are passing through the area. I spent around half an hour up there just enjoying the fresh air and the lovely views but you could stay shorter or longer!

www.themonument.info

Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO

Brows Tidy

If you follow my blog or my Youtube you may have noted that my brows are well a little unruly. I have issues plucking them myself- I feel sick weird I know. So normally it falls upon my rather dear friend to pluck them; now that is real friendship. However I decided to take the plunge and get my little fuzzy brows threaded.

IMG_3396My brows before hand.

As you can see there is no defined arch, my brows were completely different shapes and the middle section was looking a little fuzzy. After putting up a tweet about asking about the pain scale and getting replies such as ‘razor blade to the face’ I still booked myself in and trotted off to the salon with the word of warning ‘Don’t wear make up because you will tear up‘ ringing in my brain.

IMG_3397Just after getting them done-excuse the no make up face.

Well it hurt. A lot! Not quite razor blade but definitely cheese grater, apparently its gets better each time you have it done. It only takes around 10 minutes but it’s rather a shock when they start so brace yourself for that but despite the pain I love how my brows look much more neat and symmetrical. I would highly recommend getting them done and if you are near the Beauty&TheBeach salon that’s where I got mine done and they were fabulous!

Do you pluck your brows or get them threaded?

Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO

Sensing Spaces

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London plus Architecture plus Social Media sounds like my idea of heaven and that’s exactly what the Sensing Spaces exhibition at the Royal Academy is all about. I happened to have a little spare time whilst up in town so booked myself a ticket and dived into this wonderful exhibition.  I am very much apart of the generation who will Instagram and Tweet all the important and exciting things and you can either hate me or like me for it it’s not going to stop me and this exhibition was really into it.  The atrium was full of iPads which you could leave your comments and read more into the exhibition and on the walls was the hashtag so you could tweet as you went – like I said you are either going to love it or hate it.

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The exhibition doesn’t have a set route you can just wander into these huge rooms which have amazing installations within them. I felt a little like Alice in Wonderland walking through these wacky and wonderful rooms. The exhibition is some of the most creative architects from around the world to give a new perspective on architecture.

IMG_3380Me looking very serious whilst taking a selfie!

I walked round twice and would have happily walked round again if I hadn’t had to rush off to a casting! The exhibition closes on April 6th so I would highly recommend if you have a spare couple of hours to book a ticket and experience it for yourself.

www.royalacademy.org.uk

Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO

The Casting Face

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MAC Face&Body in C1|17 Phwoarr Paint|Collection Lasting Perfection|Inglot Shadow 330&329|Miss Sporty Studio Lash Mascara|Clinique High Impact Mascara|17 Blusher in Plum Puff|Bourjois Bronzing Powder|17 Brows that!

Occasionally I have to pop to castings so that I can do that whole acting thing that I sometimes do and I thought I would share with you what I slap on my face to look presentable. My foundation of choice is the MAC Face&Body because it has build able coverage incase i’m having a bad skin day it also doesn’t have an SPF so if they take any photos there is no flashback. To cover and brighten I use my trusty duo of 17 Phwoarr Paint and Collection Lasting Perfection because I really don’t go anywhere without these two. To set this I use whichever pressed powder I am using at the time so currently its the Soap&Glory One Heck of a Blot.

On my eyes I like to keep it low key so use a nice champagne matte for the base, currently its the Inglot Matte Shadow in 330 and then just to add a little more definition I pop another matte shade in the crease I am currently using the Inglot Matte Shadow in 329. These shadows have great pigmentation and blend really nicely. Then I line my lid with my Soap&Glory Supercat Liner (not pictured) but don’t flick it out. I don’t really know why but I prefer to not do it for castings. Then I coat my lashes with Miss Sporty Studio Lash and Clinique High Impact, again I like to have long and full upper and lower lashes so they make my eyes pop in both photos and person. I just tidy and fill in my brows like normal with my 17 Brows That kit.

The rest of my face is normally whatever my favourite products of the moment are but I try and keep it as natural as impossible. Currently I am using 17 Blusher in Plum Puff which is a perfect pink for brightening the cheeks without looking like you’ve been slapped in the face and then I chisel out some cheek bones with the Bourjois Bronzing Powder because I know it will look good. I normally leave my lips natural with just a touch of lip balm or if it’s a super fancy casting i’ll pop a my lips but better colour on like Clinique’s Toasted Rose.

I hope this was a nice little insight into what make up I wear on my face when i’m being a professional person!

Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO