Sunday, 22 December 2013

My Christmas Skirt

Yesterday, when I was Christmas shopping I saw this skirt in Marks & Spencer and it somehow fell into my basket, got paid for and is now in my wardrobe - oops!  I'm not usually one for outfits for Christmas really because with the boys clothes have to be easy to wear (i.e. quite comfortable and washable) but we are going to someone elses house for Christmas Day this year so there will be NO COOKING for me (a blessing for us all, believe me) so I've decided to make more of an effort.  Anyway, long story short I saw this lovely skirt, its all sparkly and christmassy, I'm going to wear it with black tights, boots and a black jumper.  It is a bit shorter than I usually wear though, I measured it and its 16 inches but I figured with really black tights it will be OK and my legs are still good for my age (lol).



This is a close up of the back zip, I really liked the edging which is the same detail as that of the fake pockets at the front.

Ironically when I tried it on, I did it up as a side zip (don't know why) and it didn't quite sit right.  I've since realised its a back zip!  It looks much better when its sitting straight!  I got the size 14 which is what I need for my bottom half but my waist is much smaller than my hips/bottom so things are always a bit big round the waist.  However this is a plus because it just means I can eat more dinner and not feel like I need to undo a button or two ... we've all been there, right?
Like I mentioned this is a Marks & Spencers skirt, I know it won't be everybodys cup of tea but I liked it.  Its from their Limited Collection which I think is marketed at their "younger" customers (not the teenage section but more funky).

You'll be interested to know that because I got side tracked by this skirt I now have to fight my way back through the M&S crowds tomorrow to buy my brother-in-law's present which is why I went there in the first place!




In other news I'm still battling with the Maybelline 10h lip tint, I have to say its losing (i.e. not staying on for 10 hours) but I am enjoying wearing it, I love the colour and the consistency and the fact that its not sticky, I am  really not a fan of sticky lipgloss.


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Thursday, 19 December 2013

Maybelline 10 hour Lip Tint

Feeling very smug, have just managed to get myself onto Bloglovin' (goodness knows how in this house of chaos, can't think straight, 3 kids shouting and running around), and get a widget on here as well!

In other news, I've been testing this Maybelline 10 Hour Lip Tint today.  It hasn't lasted 10 hours but I'm going to try it again tomorrow, give it another chance.  On the plus side its not sticky (which means that when the wind blows your hair doesn't get stuck in it - always a bonus!)  Have added it to my list of things to review properly once Christmas is over.

Here's a photo (lovely colour) and a photo of me wearing it too.




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Thursday, 12 December 2013

My Beauty Aware

I've updated my Beauty Aware website today in between watching Child 2's nativity, a bit of Christmas shopping, the school runs and bath and tea time for the boys.  Its still a work in progress but I'm getting there I think.  Please check it out if you've got five minutes http://www.beauty-aware.co.uk

I've got a cosmetic store on the auction website eBid (a bit like eBay but low or no fees for sellers!) some of the items I have for sale are shown on the Beauty Aware website, there's also a blog and a couple of pages on Christmas (beauty and gifts).  

In the photo below I'm wearing my favourite Max Factor lipstick "Rosewood" and the wonderful pink Dainty Doll Blusher (thank you Nicola Roberts).  We were shopping at thecentreMK in Milton Keynes at the weekend, I bought a new No7 foundation which I've worn every day this week so far, its really good and I'll review it properly next week.  

Me and Child 3 - Christmas display at thecentreMK


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