Saturday, 22 October 2016

The Spooky Halloween Tag

Hi everyone, I discovered a new tag and better still, it's a Halloween tag yeay!!! :-D  So here ya go. . .

1. Favourite horror or Halloween-themed song? I love this track called 'Transylvanian Concubine'.  It's from the original Buffy soundtrack and it just screams ;-) Halloween.  But I also love Michael Jacksons 'Thriller', it's a classic and the video is so well done.

2. Name something you wouldn’t want to run into in a dark forest or in an abandoned building.  Anyone else, I mean I could easily say a clown or Freddy, but even if I saw a regular person I'd be very cautious!

3. Have you ever played with a Ouija Board? 
Other than a make-shift one when I was a kid, with letters written on paper, no.  I just don't think they're something that should be messed with.

4. Favourite horror monster or villain? 
It's got to be Freddy from Nightmare on Elm Street!

5. The creepiest thing that’s ever happened while you were alone? 
Seeing a full on ghost in my house, you can read all about it here

6. If you were dared to spend the night in a “haunted house”, would you do it? 
No flippin' way!

7. Are you superstitious? 
No not really, I believe you make your own luck

8. Do you ever see figures in your peripheral vision? 

9. Which urban legend scares you the most? 
Honestly none of them scare me, it's just silly made up stories.  But what does scare me are some of the frightening things I hear on the news like at the moment with all this clown stuff, they've even been spotted in my local town with knives and axes and it honestly makes me worried to go out alone!

10. Do you prefer gore or thrillers? 
Thrillers, I'm not in to gore at all, although being a TWD fan you kind of get used to it, I still prefer a good spooky horror when it comes to movies

11. Do you believe in multiple dimensions or worlds? 
You never know, I'm not ruling it out!

12. Ever made a potion of any sort? 
Yes, well I am a white witch...

13. Do you get scared easily? 
Yes, every little bump or creek or shadow and I freak, I hate the dark far more now than when I was a kid.  I am very sensitive to things and I have actual seen and experienced paranormal things many times (plus our house seems to be haunted), but I also blame all the horror films I watch too!

14. Have you ever played Bloody Mary? 

15. Do you believe in demons/the devil? 
Not in the biblical sense but I do believe in evil people, or maybe demons in human form and psychic vampires (google it)

16. You’re home alone but you hear footsteps in your house, what do you do? 
I'd grab anything that could potentially be a weapon and go and investigate!

17. If you got trapped in one scary movie, which would you choose? 
Probably Scream, and I'd know not to do all the stupid classic things the victims do, like running upstairs instead of out of the house and screaming all the time so the killer knows exactly where they're hiding!!

18. If you could only wear one halloween costume for the rest of your life, what would you be?
  It would have to be a witch, a cool gothic witch :-)

19. would you ever go to a graveyard at night?
 Yes, I think that would actually be really cool, although preferably with friends!

20. In a zombie apocalypse what is your weapon of choice? 
Yeay, I was so happy when I saw this question :-D  Most definitely a sword :-)

21. Would you rather go to a Halloween party or go trick or treating?
Party, so much more fun

22. You’re in a horror movie.  Are you the final girl, the first to die, the comic relief, the skeptic, the smart one, or the killer? 
I'd like to think either the final girl or the smart one, I've seen 101 horror films, I've picked up a lot of tips for survival!

23. Do you have to watch something happy after watching a horror movie so you can go to sleep? 
No not always, they often don't play on my mind so much anymore, but I guess it depends on the type of horror I've watched

24. Whilst watching scary movies, are you the person who yells at the characters, the person with their eyes covered the whole time, or the person who falls asleep? 
Lol I've done all three of those in the past!  Mostly the one yelling at the stupid characters but again, depending on the movie, I have been known to hide behind a pillow too

25. Are you the one who gets scared, or the one who does the scaring? 
I get scared and jump all the time!

26. Favorite scary book? 
I don't think I've ever read a scary book!

27. How old were you when you saw your first horror movie? 
I think I was about 9 or 10, I saw The Fog (the original 80's version), which I still really like now

28. What was your first Halloween costume? 
I really can't remember, I'm guessing it was probably a witch lol

29. What are you going to be for Halloween this year? 
Sadly I'm not dressing up this year, me and my besties decided to have a girly-horror-movie-sleep-over with lots of nibblies instead, and I'm really looking forward to it :-)

30. If you could have a spooky halloween pet (black cat, owl, bat, rat, wolf), what would you pick
A black cat most definitely, I've always loved black cats :-)

I hope you like this little tag post, I didn't actually even plan to do this one, but I spotted the tag on Kayleigh's video and thought, yep gotta do that!  Please feel free to join in and write your answers in the comments and I tag everyone to this :-)
Until Next Time Stay Happy

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Thursday, 13 October 2016

Autumn Beauty Wish List 2016

Hi everyone, when I first thought about doing this post I literally only had a couple of items in mind and then I thought well I need more than just a few items but I just couldn't think of anything new that I liked.  Then I started looking around online and realised actually yes there's loads of amazing new products out at the moment and I could have easily added more to this list!  These ones that I've chosen, are more on the high-end side but with Christmas coming up, isn't it the perfect time to start thinking about what to ask Santa for anyway?! :-)

1. Urban Decay's XX Vice Ltd Reloaded palette £43, wow what a mouth-full that is but just look at those shades, there's literally every colour you could ever need in there and the packaging is completely gorgeous!  I am a big fan of UD's eyeshadows, the quality is always perfect - blendable, pigmented and long lasting so I'm guessing these will be equally as great.

Urban Decay's Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluid £17.50, again UD why such long names? But honestly I've heard so many good things about these, they come in several different colours including green, lilac and lemon, but I really would like the pink shade, it's supposed to be perfect for eradicating the darkest of under eye bags (and I certainly need help with that!)

Kylie Jenner's Birthday Edition Mini Lip Kit (set #1), I was not fussed about these At All, I don't follow 'celebs' and I couldn't give a monkeys who she is (not sorry) but, I saw a youtuber do a review of these liquid lipsticks and I just thought the shades looked gorgeous!  So I got straight online to order them :-)  They were sold out on her webshop and most other places were quite pricey but I found these brand new on ebay for under £10, so I'm happy with that and very much looking forward to them arriving.

Kylie Jenner's Creme Eyeshadows, as with the lip kit, I thought these looked beautiful and if you're a regular reader of mine, you'll know how much I love a creme eyeshadow.  Again these were sold out on Kylie's shop but I found these new on ebay for a great price and if you follow me on Instagram, you'll see they arrived a few days ago.  And as soon as the lip kit arrives, expect to see a full review and swatch of everything :-)

Benefit's They're Real BIG Sexy Eye Kit £27.50, I was out with one of my friends a few weeks ago and we were having a good look at the Benefit beauty range at our local Debenhams.  I absolutely love the packaging of their products and I couldn't help but get drawn to these new tins, are SO nice.  The beautician showed us the eyeshadows and how the double-colour system works.  The shades are really pretty, very wearable and look very easy to apply with the little sponge too.

Tanya Burr's 2016 Beauty Calendar £25, I spotted this on Tanya's new blog post over the weekend and I couldn't get on Superdrug quick enough.  I loved having her calendar last year, the products are so lovely and it's so fun getting a new lipgloss or eyeshadow every couple of days leading up to Christmas.  So I already knew I wanted to get it again this year.  Of course Superdrug was already sold out but since Feelunique were full price and Superdrug had £10 off, I decided to be patient and wait for it to come back in stock.  And thankfully the next day, I had an email to say it was, so I ordered it straight away and it is now waiting for me to go and collect from my local store, I can't wait to get it home and start opening it - c'mon December hurry up!

Urban Decay's Moondust palette £35, I have seen this palette with my own eyes and oh my gosh, these eyeshadows are stunning!  They're so shimmery, so glittery and the pigmentation is amazing.  This is most definitely very high on my Xmas list!  Love the name too :-)

Soap & Glory's Kick Ass Concealer £10, ok this may not be new but it's definitely worth a mention, plus I really need to get a new one.  The translucent powder in this set is SO good, I literally use it every single time I do my makeup without fail!  But now I've 'hit-pan' and the concealers have started to dry up a bit so I must renew.  It's most definitely one of the best concealers I've ever used, if you don't believe me, have a look at the little review I did a couple of years ago, when it saved me from embarrassing myself on a first date!

Sleek Makeup Precious Metals Highlighting palette £9.99, again I've seen so many people rave about this.  If you're looking for a super shimmery, very glamorous highlight then this is the one to get, these shades are so gorgeous, perfect for the upcoming party season!

10. And finally,
Benefit's They Real BIG Sexy Lip Kit £25, again this was another of Benefit's new products I spotted while browsing the range.  These lipsticks are so pretty, the packaging, the shades, the tin I just love it and I want it, I need it in my life!!  Ok it's just a lipstick set but definitely something I would be very happy to receive this Christmas :-)

I hope you like this little post and it's given you a few ideas of what to add to your Xmas wish list this year.  And keep a look out over the next two weeks because I'm going to be uploading some very spooky Halloween themed posts for you :-)
Until Next Time Stay Happy

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Friday, 7 October 2016

GlassesShop Review & Discount Code

Hi everyone, a few weeks ago I was contacted by a company called who very kindly offered to send me a free pair of glasses and asked me to write a little bit about what I thought about them.

After clicking on the link to their webstore, I must have spent a good half an hour or more looking all through their website, I was spoilt for choice and there were so many styles of glasses frames I liked!  They have a great range of regular glasses and sunglasses and they even offer prescription sunglasses (for men and woman) too!

I finally decided on the Augusta Aviator Silver sunglasses, I really liked the shape and the mirrored finish.  I also decided on these because the sunglasses I already have are a very similar style but were only from Poundland and certainly aren't the best quality, so I thought it would be nice to have a better pair.  So I emailed them back and within only about 4 or 5 days, the sunglasses arrived, very well packaged in a sturdy little posting box.

I thought it was lovely that the sunglasses also arrived in a glasses case too, it's quite a standard case but I like the look of it and it stays closed well, perfect for popping in your handbag!

The sunglasses themselves are really lovely, I love the sheen on the lenses and the side bars are really sturdy.  I hate it when some sunglasses have really flimsy side bars and they just feel like they're going to snap off!  But these are nice and sturdy and help the sunglasses stay in place, on your face! :-)

Very sadly though even though I really like them, as you can see they are quite a bit too big for me.  I have quite a small slim face, so whether it's just that or their woman's range is generally on the larger side I'm not sure.  But I am a little disappointed I can't wear them!  They do have a 'try on' feature on their website which is a nice option to play around with, you can upload a picture of yourself and digitally try on the glasses/sunglasses but it's a bit fiddly and I didn't really find it useful for me, also the sunglasses I chose actually looked too small for my face using this feature, so it turned out not to be very accurate either!

Either way, it's been a fun experience and I would definitely recommend having a look if you're after a really stylish pair of prescription glasses/sunglasses, the styles are very chic and the prices are very reasonable, as well getting a very friendly and helpful service.
And if you fancy having a look and want to consider buying a pair, they have very kindly given me this discount code GSHOT50 to give to my readers, for a very generous 50% off! (excluding sale frames).  So head on over to and bag yourself a bargain :-)

Until Next Time Stay Happy

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Friday, 23 September 2016

Summer Favourites 2016

Hi everyone, so as I sit here writing this, I'm looking out at a very wet soggy garden, there's a full on thunderstorm and it's chucking it down as well, so that's it, Summer over :-(  This does actually make me feel quite sad and very much dreading the cold weather that will soon be coming our way.  Back to having to wrap up or freeze and looking like a drowned rat every time you step out the door.  As you can tell, I'm not a lover of the colder months!!

Anyway, I've been enjoying many things over the Summer and thought it was time I did another favourites post, so if you'd like to know what I've been loving lately, keep on reading :-)

I haven't really been listening to much music at all lately apart from a load of old stuff on my mp3!  But I did find these few various tracks and I love them, they're all equally as good as each other and I've been listening to them non-stop the past couple of weeks!

Hobbie Stuart's cover of Cold Water amazing, he's so talented and his version of this song is just gorgeous!!  Also I just had to add this one in, it's his new cover and it's gorgeous (LOVE this guys voice) - Let Me Love You :-)
- Arsonist's Lullaby I'm sure this track has been in an episode of The Walking Dead, if not it should be it has the right kind of sound, very cool track!
Everlasting anyone who needs free cool upbeat music for their videos, go check out this youtube channel, I know a few youtubers use them already.  The music on here is SO good and I'm obsessed with this track!
Mike Perry
- The Ocean This reminds me so much of the journey to Blackpool a few weeks ago, it has a real 'feel good' summery vibe, love this one :-)

If you didn't know already, and as I've just mentioned, I recently went on a little holiday with a couple of my best friends and had a really fun time in Blackpool, I took a ton of photos and bought back a few souvenirs.  If you haven't read my post all about it yet, click here to see a load of the pics and hear all about what went on there :-)

I absolutely love taking photos in general, but I've really been getting in to doing 'flatlays' lately.  I just love positioning all the bits, adding little props and ending up with (hopefully) a really nice photo, it's quite satisfying.  I've been scouring sites like instagram, pinterest and We Heart It for lots of inspiration too which has been quite fun and relaxing :-)

I've always loved Instagram but I'm just so in to it lately and have been trying to upload a photo every day for the last couple of weeks.  I've been enjoying trying to do more things lately too, (partly so I have some nice things to take pictures of) and I've been loving trying some new editing apps too.

I bought a couple of new lipsticks recently which I'm really happy with, but I've also gone back to using a few of my older favourites too and have been loving them all over again, like my Rimmel To Nude or Not To Nude and my Soap & Glory Charm Offensive lipshine.  The new ones I got are Tanya Burr's Martha Moo (so pretty) and 2 L'Oreal Sexy Balms in 203 Bold - Yala Yolo (daft name if you ask me!) and 111 Sheer - Go Pretty or Go Home.  They're quite bright but very pretty and very glossy so I'm gradually getting used to them and enjoying trying them out.

And finally, Autumn, despite my hate of cold weather, I can't help but love seeing all the newly fallen crisp brown leaves scattered everywhere and thankfully most of the time it's still quite sunny at the moment.  Plus of course what else comes along with Autumn, Halloween :-D  woooh!!  As always, I can't wait for that!

Are you looking forward to Halloween this year, what are you planning to do?  And what things have you been loving lately, let me know in the comments :-)
And Until Next Time Stay Happy

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Thursday, 15 September 2016

My 3 Day Trip To Blackpool (pic heavy)

Hi everyone, just to say first off, sorry for my lack of post last week, aside from feeling ill all week, our wifi had a fault and I just couldn't get online long enough to upload the post, sorry but I hope you enjoy it now!

Two weeks ago I actually did something exciting, I went on a little 3 day holiday with my 2 best friends to Blackpool.  I kind of went a bit crazy with the photo taking (I took over 100 on the first day!!)  So I can't show them all but I thought I'd pick out the best ones and tell you a bit about what I got up to in Blackpool.  So here we go. . .

The first day was probably my favourite, we did so much.
For once in my life I was actually ready on time that morning to be picked up at 10am, bags all packed (which took me at least 4 hours the day before) and finally we were on our way.

It took about 2 hours or so to get there thanks to an accident and typical UK bank holiday traffic but it wasn't too bad and with all the anticipation and excitement (and in-car karaoke), the time went really quick anyway.

We stayed at the Canberra Hotel, which was a really nice place, the room was quite reasonably priced and the breakfast they served each morning was amazing!

After unloading our bags we headed to the main town and found a Starbucks :-D  Then went on our first adventure on a tour of the Blackpool Dungeons underneath the tower.

It was like a fun, scary history lesson without the boring bits. There were actors in period costumes that walked you through different rooms, telling you all about the plague, the smuggling gangs, the War of Roses and the torture chambers, with added gruesome sounds and smells (yes one room actually smelt of urine)!!  All while getting random members of the audience involved at the same time, including me lol!  It was a lot of fun.  One of my friends brought her son along for the trip (that's the cute little one in the pics ;-) and he seemed to really enjoy it too.


After a little look around the dungeon gift shop, we stopped for a quick rest and a drink, then it was finally time to head up the famous Blackpool tower!  If you click on the YouTube link, you can see a short video I took of the view from the tower, while going up in the lift.  It was very impressive, but not as impressive as the view from the very top!  It was almost hard to believe we were 300 feet in the air!!

And yes I was brave enough to stand on the glass floor, and look down!

After a look in the tower gift shop and buying a couple more souvenirs. . .

. . .We headed off to find some food.

There's SO many places to choose from it's crazy but they're all quite expensive too.  We did manage to find a nice place though and had a really nice meal while we watched the sun go down.  The view and the beautiful sunset that night, were amazing!!

We decided to have a wonder on the pier for a while before we jumped on a tram and headed back to the hotel, then it was time for hot drinks, a good laugh and a look through all the photos we'd taken that day.  That was such a lovely fun time, like an old-style girly sleepover :-)

We were full of excitement again the next morning, ready to go to the Pleasure Beach.  I was really looking forward to going as it had been nearly 20 years since I'd last been to a fairground!  Although sadly for me it didn't go quite as I'd hoped.

We all queued up for the first ride, I didn't really know what to expect but definitely wasn't prepared for what happened.  My friend and I got in the back car and pulled the safety bar down (which didn't really go low enough to hold me down) we looked at each other all excited as the ride started off.  Within half a minute, the cars suddenly lurched forward and plummeted, I felt my neck yanked backwards and I hit the base of my skull really hard on the back of the car seat.  I looked at my friend this time with horror!  After a very long 2 mins and several more plummets, thankfully the ride had a break before the next section.  I saw some other people getting off so I got off too and I honestly couldn't get off quick enough.  I just felt really (mentally) shaken up!  The worst part was, as I touched the back of my head to see if it was bleeding, there was a huge lump!!  After that I ended up having a full blown panic attack, I felt so embarrassed but I just couldn't help it and unfortunately it pretty much ruined the rest of the day for me.  My head was paining and I felt too nervous to try any other rides. . .


I did go on one later that day with my friends which was just like a drive through of the Wallace & Gromit world, that was quite sweet.  Looking back, I probably should have found someone from first aid but thankfully the pain did ease as the day went on, although I could hardly lay down that night and I still have a slight bump now, 2 weeks later!!  Really though I was very lucky as it could've been a lot worse!  I may sound like an oldie here but honestly I don't see how these rides are safe for the body and I will definitely know in future the type of rides I never want to go on again!!

Later that day, one of my friends and I went through another type of walk-through tour, this time is was a horror tour called Pasaje del Terror (apparently it's a worldwide thing, you may have already hear of it and you can google it).  That was very cool and very creepy!  I love stuff like that but I think I practically dragged my friend through it, holding her hand the whole time and half running to get through lol.  You had to walk through a very narrow passageway while people dressed like Michael Myers and Freddy Krueger etc jumped out at you with (hopefully) fake knives and chainsaws and chased you along!!  Eeek, lots of fun though.

After that we got ourselves some traditional fish and chips and sat looking out over the sea by the beach watching the sunset :-)

The next day we gathered up our swimming costumes and towels and headed off to the waterpark.  We pretty much spent the majority of the day there, in the water for the big waves, in the spa and having lunch in the restaurant part.  That was lovely and nice and relaxing after the previous day's bad experience!  I love the way it was decorated inside, with palm trees and pictures of safari animals.  I wasn't allowed to take any pics but I found this one on Google so you can see what I mean.  I decided not to try any of the slides but if I ever get chance to go again I will have a go, because I do enjoy those.

After that, it was finally time to get back to the hotel grab our bags and travel back home (and then try and recover for nearly a week!! #fibro)

As always I hope you enjoyed this post, I really enjoyed doing this one although sorting out which of the hundreds of photos to use took forever!! :-)  Where have you visited recently, did you go with family or friends and have you ever had a horrible experience on holiday?  Let me know in the comments :-) 

I will leave you with a few more pics that I took (and thank you Shelley for letting me use some of hers for this post).  And until next time, stay happy

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