Thursday, 22 March 2012

A Prize From A Fabulous Blogger, A Little Purchase and An Update x

Hi Guys
I hope you've all had a great day - for once the weather was amazing up north, with the clocks going forward at the weekend, it's really starting to feel like spring again :)
Monday was a really bad day for me I wonder why ? ;) but one thing did cheer me up I got a tweet and email from the lovely Ms Red telling me that I'd won her one year blog anniversary giveaway :) Well my prize came this morning and I have to say I'm thrilled :) First up something you've seen before


Yes, Max Factor Fantasy Fire - I'd been debating whether to buy a back up because my mum seems to be hogging my bottle lol but my problem has been solved :) I can't wait to have a proper play with this colour and to use it layered up over some other colours


Finally I received something if I'm being honest I would never have purchased of my own accord, but only now have I realised how blinkered I was


MAC Viva Glam Nicki :) - this colour certainly isn't a one for shrinking violets, it is bright yellow based pink but do you know what I like it :)



It's much brighter than anything I would normally wear, but to be honest I think it really works on me, it brightens my face up and makes my look well.. more alive. I really need to back away from the nudes sometimes and take a step out of my comfort zone, thanks to Ms Red I know that sometimes it good to have a change :)


In the tittle I mentioned I'd made a lickle purchase (battens down the hatches just in case ;) but it really was just a little purchase I made with some spare paypal funds ( I've listed a few more things on ebay this week - please click here to check out my listings ;) - can you guess what it was that I bought?


Yeah no surprise it was a nail polish - the amazing Indian Oceans from Models Own's new Beetlejuice polishes. It look amazing in the bottle light iridescent blue with all sorts of pink rainbow shimmer shot through I am really hoping it looks like that on the nails :)


So that was it a gift and a mini purchase - I really am going to have to reign in my spending though, because my amazing godmother has booked me a seat on a trip with her pensioners group to go to McArthur Glen and to York on the 2nd April :) You know what that means CCO :) Yes McArthur Glen is home to a Cosmetics Company Outlet store :) - discount goodies from Estee Lauder group companies, including MAC, Bobbi Brown and more :) I won't have a lot to spend on the day but we'll be treating this as the shopping trip that we normally have before my birthday, so not only are her and my godfather paying from my trip and my lunch, she's also going to help me find some goodies to go towards my birthday pressie :) My mums a bit gutted she isn't able to go but she's going to give me some money to play birthday pressie hunting too :) It will be just my luck if I see nothing I want lol. So over the next week and a bit I'm going to be resting as much as possible to make sure I'm fit and raring to go - as my Godmother said though "don't worry pet half the ladies have walking sticks or can't really walk far anyway so you'll be fit right in" lol I guess I should take that as a compliment - I really have the best family ever I may not be lucky in some respects but I certainly am in others x

So that was one little purchase, a fabulous prize from a lovely lady, and some exciting news. Just when your feeling at your lowest it's strange how things work out all thanks to an amazing family, and some amazing people in the online community - I is a happy LouLou once again xx As per usual any questions please leave me a comment, Oh and if any one has been to McArthur Glen York lately what goodies and what stores should I look out for ? - I haven't been for years xxx




13 comments:

  1. That lipstick really looks lovely on you. Look forward to seeing the post on the nail polishes and hearing all about your trip to York. I used to love York, hoping to take my daughter there one day. May see if we can go with a coach sometime.

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    1. Thanks lovely xx I love York I haven't been for years we used to always go every summer when I was younger xx

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  2. Lipstick looks great!
    I never seem to find anything worth getting in the CCOs but lots seem to find fab bargains!

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    1. Yeah all outlet places or hitty missy aren't they I really hope there are a few things that I want - not too many tho I am terrible at making decisions lol

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  3. Ahh your so lucky to get the nicki minaj lippy. My birthday is in less than a month so im going to be getting one too hopefully x

    Hope you have fun at the cco, i wish we had a cco in the bridgend Macarthur glen :( I wouldnt leave lol x

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    1. Yeah :) I hope you do it's really surprised me actually as to how nice it is x
      As soon as she said she's booked the trip I was like CCO CCO lol she didn't have a clue what I was on about lol

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  4. Dont let mondays events worry you hun or make you feel like you cant post about spending, one of the reasons I love your blog is because as a reader on a small budget, I actually feel like a lot of the products you talk about are within my reach because you like drugstore :) and i like too save up for the odd mac too :) i love mcarthur glen! My gran and grandad live near there, so I always try to go when I visit them! Of course the cco is fab, and last time I went i actually picked up a bag from ted baker down from £40 to £17! So id say have a look in ted baker too :)
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    1. Aw thanks for your kind words lovely x I like high end make up as much as as the next person but at the same time I love a bargain - we have really good quality drugstore products here in the UK and I think sometimes people forget that x Yeah for McArthur Glen outlets - I'll definitely have a look in Ted Baker if I can persuade my Godmother and her friends to leave M&S for a minute or two lol x

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  5. Love that lip colour on you, really fresh and springy!

    Hope you have a lovely trip to York and McArthur Glen :D

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    1. Thanks lovely hope your doing ok xx

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  6. wish the mcrthur glen near me had a cco, so jealous!hope you find lots of lovely things

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    1. Thanks lovely I'm hoping I do to xx

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  7. Can't wait to hear your toughts on Indian Ocean!!
    liloo/@tsunimee xx

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