Beauty Haul #7

It genuinely feels like I haven't had a beauty splurge in forever, although I know that strictly isn't true since I made a recent Superdurg purchase... Nevertheless I'd heard from some fellow beauty bloggers that TK Maxx had some NARS products floating around so I had to pop in just on the off chance of picking something up. Whilst passing by TK Maxx I headed in to Boots purposely just for deodorant but of course I ended up coming out with more than I'd planned to.

TK Maxx price £5.99
Available from Argos W7 in the Night Eye Palette £7.49

TK Maxx Price £2.99 (RRP £4.99)
Sleek MakeUp Eye and Cheek Palette See You At Midnight available from Boots £9.99

TK Maxx Price £9.99
NARS Blue Bavaria Eyeshadow Compact single shadows usually range from around £18 from NARS retailer

TK Maxx Price £6.99 (RRP £40)
Stila Convertible Colour dual Lip & Cheek Cream available for (£16/32g)
Shades from top to bottom tulip, camellia and peony

Rimmel London Exaggerate Lip Liner  024 Red Diva £3.99 and Rimmel London The Only 1 Lipstick 200 It's a Keeper £6.99

I'm really happy with my beauty purchases as a whole and I managed to grab a NARS shadow from TK Maxx which was the reason behind this haul. I even got my hands on some Stila Lip & Cheek Cream that I cannot wait to try out as I've actually never owned any Stila products so I'll be keen to try them out and use them multi purposely both on the lips and to give a hint of colour to the cheeks I mean the tulip shade is just to die for it is so lush and definitely a winter shade. Over the next couple of weeks I'm going to try and put my new shadow palettes to good use and create some wintry looks, I'm in LOVE with the single NARS shadow in Blue Bavaria it is so gorgeous and totally something I would want to get my hands on even if at full price, the biggest reason I became drawn to it had to be that it has hints of green to it with green being my favourite colour. An exciting haul for me with products I'm sure you'll see featured over the coming months, I can't wait to try out more colours and experiment with these different brands.

Comic Con Birmingham 2015 #2

Saturday was the second time this year I've visited Comic Con in Birmingham at the National Exhibition Centre. This year there was a big hype around the up and coming Star Wars film released on December 17th The Force Awakens, we came across R2-D2, Chewacca, Darth Maul and an army of Stormtroopers to name but a few.

The last time I visited Comic Con was all the way back in March and I have to be honest with you I don't know whether it was with Christmas coming up and people wanting to buy presents but this time around it was so unbelievably busy almost to the point that you couldn't walk because of the crowds you just had to shuffle on through. Once we got inside the main hall after traipsing the mental railings back and fourth we decided to browse all of the stands then return again to make our purchases. The main reason for this was we didn't want to spend all of our money at once and then see something better although I did miss out on an opportunity to buy something at the beginning then when I returned it had gone but you win some you lose some.

I did enjoy my day but I do think that the Comic Con events can be slightly disappointing as in hindsight it is just a massive market place haul filled with nerdy merchandise. If this is what you're looking for then great as you can find something suitable for all tastes from Doctor Who to Batman to The Nightmare Before Christmas it's all available to buy at Comic Con. You do have the opportunity to do a meet and greet with celebrities although the majority of them are lesser known and like me you probably wouldn't want to pay to have your photo taken with them or a signed photo. Apart from the stalls and the meet & greets they have the Robot Wars arena, Transformers cars for photo opportunities and this time around they had the DeLorean Time Machine from the Back to the Future franchise, but again you had to pay a fee of £5 to have your photo taken inside the car. I think the main reason people attend Comic Con is really for the merchandise opportunities as it's a great chance to get your hands on some limited edition items and for the chance to dress up in cosplay, which is dressing up and pretending to be a fictional character usually that of a sci-fi, comic book or anime character. 

Here's what me and Paul brought from Comic Con on Saturday, of course it goes without saying we had to pick up some Pop Vinyl figures along with everybody else at the event seriously people are obsessed with these.

The sun was shining in my eyes so badly I couldn't see

This might be might last Comic Con visit for awhile unless I can get over to the next London one next year in May. Hopefully you enjoyed this post as it is something a little different to what I usually feature on my page.

Christmas Buying Guide #2

With just under a month to go until Christmas I have the second installment of my buying guide featuring ideas for Mums, Dads and of course pets! After seeing the Coca-Cola advert I think it is safe to say Christmas has officially begun #holidaysarecoming so if you haven't started buying your Christmas gifts yet of getting in the festive mood you should start pretty soon.
Mum Christmas

Aren't these mummy Christmas picks just divine? They are all so beautiful and represent the special gift that mums actually are to us and they deserved to be treated, especially since for the majority of us they'll be cooking up a storm in the kitchen on December 25th!! Ted Baker this year seem to have totally upped their game and have some gorgeous pieces available, to my buying guide I've added the pretty Ted Baker compact mirror and the lush smelling Pink Body SoufflĂ©. For the party season why not treat your mum to the glittery Faith Silver Court Heels £45 from Debenhams and to match the Oversized Ombre Glitter Clutch £22 from Very.
Dad Wishlist

Dads, well I'm not to sure if you can relate but I always struggle to buy Christmas presents for my dad and my step dad but here are a few ideas that I hope will overcome your buyers block. Dads can be quite technical well some dads so I've included the Toshiba 32 inch HD TV at the bargain price of £199 from Argos. For the fail safe gift you can opt for either cufflinks, socks or aftershave all included above.
Pet Wishlist

Last but of course not least we have pets! I may have included more dog based products than any other because my mum has a dog and I'm a massive dog lover so they have my heart. Toys are always great for pets and I have to say the Christmas penguin holding the candy cane with the Santa's hat on it a favourite of mine. The yellow and green neon collars are perfect for those evening walks in the dark so your best friend can be seen from afar available from Pets at Home. After doing my research for my puppy dog purchases the best place around seems to be Pets at Home they have such a wonderful selection of Christmas items for dogs and I can't wait to spoil my mums little pooch this December.

Merry Christmas!!