Monday, December 31

Where have I been??!!!

Hi everyone,
Do yes I've been gone for ages haven't I!!!

Well some things have happened in my life in the last 2 weeks which meant that I felt to sad or to busy to post anything on here,
If you have me on twitter (@MissPenelope90) then you might no some of this already.
But for one, I have moved back in with my mom and dad, just so about a month or so, because basically we uterally hated where we were lived and moved out within 6 months, 3 more people have moved from there flats too which tells you alot really, I don't want to get into why, but yep so we have moved back in with my mom and dad (me and the bf) and it took us all yesterday and several trips to do it.

Tuesday, December 25

Merry Christmas everyone :)

Hi everyone,
Sorry I haven't posted well anything, in the last week, you will know why if you follow my twitter,
But I will resume posting after Christmas

For now I just want to say merry Christmas, I hope you got everything you wanted and had an amazing time with friends and families,
Hope u have an amazing new year too
Love u all ;)
Xxx


Friday, December 14

Christmas wrapping! part 2

hi,
so i hope my last post helped, this one will be exactually the same, so if you know how to wrap, and find this boring, just wait till my next post :D

so:
this is a harder present, one of those presents that you have no idea how to wrap =/

christmas wrapping! part 1

hi everyone,

so i know my last post was reallllyyyy long, but i thought you might like to know what i did for Christmas, because everybody's story is different and i love to know what people do for Christmas  or whatever religion you support around Christmas!

so anyway back to today's post, today is going to about present wrapping, ive talked to a few on twitter that have no idea how to wrap, so i thought it would be a fun idea to show you how i do it, obviously you dont have to do it this way :D

so first off you need wrapping paper, some celetope and some scissors. You also need a large space to work on, i recommend the floor, and if you get stressed easierly a good alcoholic drink!

Wednesday, December 12

My Christmas traditions

Hi everyone,

so seen as its so close to Christmas  and im getting sooo sooo excited about it, i thought i would share with you some of my Christmas traditions that me and my family do in the month of December.

Now, im not like normally people and start to celebrate it like in November  or even the first week of December  I start to get excited about Christmas when i go away with my mom for Christmas shopping.


Saturday, December 8

Mini haul

Hi everyone,

so i thought i would show you a couple of things i bought recently, nothing special just my refills that i need because i ran out of everything at once,i have my first ever empty's post planned aswell :D.

Thursday, December 6

My 1 year blog anniversary winner!

hi everyone,

im so excited to announce my 1 year blog anniversary winner.
I cant believe i have been blogging for a year, just doesn't seem like that long, which is amazing! ive met some amazing bloggers, and talked to some amazing bloggers, and i just love the community that surrounds blogging.

Its also sooo close to Christmas now, scary, i have no idea where this year has gone, ive gone through 2 flats, 3 jobs and gained a bunny rabbit, haha

Wednesday, December 5

Bloggers meet-up outfit

Hi everyone,

so as some of you may know, i went to meet up with some fellow bloggers from around the Midlands and we meet in Birmingham, we also went to a cocktail opening, which i wasn't too impressed with, but that isn't the reason i went

it was my day off and i have been talking to a couple of girls for a long time, but have never met them, so i thought it was time and so we did.

Monday, December 3

Origins zero oil

hey everyone,
so next up is another review for you guys, its the Origins zero oil, i picked this up a couple of weeks ago to use underneath my make-up as a sort of primer, not realizing it is something else :D

Saturday, December 1

My 500 follower give away winner!

hey everyone,

so this post is for my 500 followers give-away.
I cant believe how amazing you all have been, i have enjoyed all your comments about what you favourite things are in autumn/winter and i have to say, nearly every single one is my favourite, i love the leaves falling off the trees, i love curling up on the sofa with like 5 layers on and a hot water bottle anddd my hot chocolate with marshmallows :D
and my mom has this amazing fireplace, with a real like log fire which is amazing!, i took a picture of it on instragram  so if you haven't seen it please subscribe to me on there, i am under @MissPenelope90  http://followgram.me/misspenelope90

Tuesday, November 27

mac lipstick in gotta dash

hey everyone,

so this post is dedicated to yet another mac lipstick i picked up, its called mac sheen supreme lipstick in gotta dash.

I have never tried one of these finishes before and when i saw this colour i just had to have it, it is a beautiful orange with a hint of pink in it and when you put it on the lips, its a really sheer orange so you can wear it every day.


Sunday, November 25

My fav blog posts #1

hey everyone,
so a week ago on #bbloggers chat we were talking about advertising and things, and i decided that i wanted to share some little love with everyone,
but completely forgot to do it till now :D

anyway, so what i am going to do is share with you my fav blog posts that people share throughout the week, im not going to do this every week because to be honest i dont always remember to do it, but i will try to do this as much as i can :D

if you have read any other blogs please tell me, or if you have never read any of these please do :D.
i am doing this because i actually loved these posts, no one has asked me to do it, in contrast if you dont want your image on my blog please tell me, i haven't asked permission really, so if you dont want it on then tell me!

1.

Thursday, November 22

TIGI rockaholic dirty secret dry shampoo

hey everyone,
do you ever suffer from oily hair from time to time? i know i do, i have oily hair and then really dry ends so i dont need to wash my hair all the time.
But the day after i wash my hair, my roots get really oily and i always have to rely on my trusty dry shampoo, now i am a huge fan of the batiste dry shampoo, because it is cheap, and i get through it like wild fire.
The only downside is that it comes out white, which isn't good on brown hair, and it also leaves like a residue on my hair.

Wednesday, November 21

1 year blog anniversary giveaway! (closed)

hi everyone,

so today is my 1 year blog anniversary! yeahhhhh *happy birthday blog* Its crazy to think that i have been writing blog post regularly for a year!


I cant believe how far my little blog has come, i didn't start it a year ago, i made it back in 2010 but i really didn't do anything with it at all, and didn't really enjoy it, so i stopped! a year later i got back into beauty and loving it again, so i started it back up and started posting regularly and gaining followers. 
And i am so glad i did, i love talking to you guys, and seeing that you like my blog posts and join in with my giveaways or my excitement for a new product, i no it sounds soppy but im happy that my little space on world wide web is full of lovely people from all over the world :D

i cant believe how fast this year has gone its crazy! to celebrate my blog i am hosting a little giveaway for you guys, now its nothing big but i thought it would be just a nice little giveaway for everyone, it will only be open to the UK, sorry everyone, but i hope you like it :D

Monday, November 19

montagne jeunesse face masks

hey everyone,

so today i am going to review some more face masks from Montagne jeunesse*, in my last post, the lush post, i mentioned that i love, long bubble baths, with candles and a face mask on, and these are the face masks i love to put on, they smell amazing and make your skin feel so soft.


Saturday, November 17

my favourite dress

hi everyone,
today is a fashion post, i am really enjoying doing these, so i thought i would show you my favourite dress of all time.
It's not really a dress, maybe its called a dress top, but i usually pair it with leggings or thick tights, and wear some flats with it.

Thursday, November 15

Clynol keratin sleek competition

hey everyone,

so this post is for a competition i have entered for immediate pr, I entered it on the off chance, and i have got through to the next round.
They very kindly sent me some lovely products and i have to show my hair before and after to show the improvement it has done to my hair.
so:

 (before clynol sleek range | after clynol sleek range)

Tuesday, November 13

Footglove by m and s

Hey everyone,
a couple of days ago I posted a picture on instragram about the shoes I am in love with (I'm under @MissPenelope90 if you would like to follow).


Sunday, November 11

my first mac eyeshadows and brush

hey everyone,
so if you can't guess from the title, this is all about my first ever mac eyeshadows and brush, i bought them at the end of last month, so i have had probably like 2-3 weeks to try them out.


Friday, November 9

graze box

hey everyone,
so awhile back i showed you what i got in my very first graze box i ordered online, i got an email through saying i could receive a free graze box if you signed up to their website, so i did, and i got one, if you would like a free one, look at my blog post on it, and enter the code and you can get one for yourself: free graze box.

anyway, so this one i brought and i forgot i ordered it tbh, i didn't want one every week like you can have, i put it back a couple of weeks and forgot it was this week, i thought it was next, but anyway, this is what i got inside.


Wednesday, November 7

lush goodies haul

hey everyone,
its that time of year again, when lush bring out their halloween and christmas products again! and you know what that means, lots of bloggers ooing and arrging over them.
Me including, i love lush, when i was in college i used to go there every week, i know a bit extreme, but they knew who i was :D haha.

so I went to lush anyway, i don't go as extreme that i did when i was younger, i only limit myself to a couple of items per visit, so this time i went for the lush fun bar in blue, and the santa sack

Sunday, November 4

ootd: bonfire night



hey everyone,
i feel like i haven't done an outfit post in ages, i love looking at them and i love seeing what people have brought and things, so i would love to do more of these,

you may know i'm not the skinniest of girls, and i do feel a bit self conscious taken pictures of myself, i don't mind my face just not the rest of my body, if you like them please let me know, because then i'll know that i can do more of them, and i hope that some of you would be able to wear these things as well :D
so let me know in the comments,
anyway

so i had an amazing time yesterday, i had my hair cut at a salon for like the first time ever, she curled it and everything for me, and then in the afternoon i went to a bonfire party (i guess thats what you call them) but i went to one that has loads and loads of rides, now im a wimp when it comes to big scary rides, i do not go on them, so i didn't but looking at them on it, it looked real fun so next year i think i will go on them :D get my brave socks on!

so this is the outfit i wore:
top: new look | jeggings: new look |

Saturday, November 3

mua cream blush in blossom

hey everyone,
today i am going to review the new product by mua, called cream blush in the colour blossom.
I brought this on my birthday, i saw it in superdrug and it was the last one left, it wasn't even in the right section it was were they lipglosses are and i was like "eeee" i need this, so i did :D,
they are only £2.

Thursday, November 1

joop thrill fragrance for women

hey everyone,
i thought i would share with you one of my loves this month, i forgot to add it to my october favourites, i dont know why, i love this perfume, it is called joop thrill for woman.

I got this as a present from the place i work, they said it was a thank you but i think its because they didn't want to throw all the perfume away, because all department stores throw away millions of products a year, which have not been used, there just either discontinued or they dont want to stock anymore, so it all gets categorized and thrown away, i know, its really sad =[

so i got 2 full sized perfumes and some extra little goodies, im so happy i got them, and feel so privileged  i have the best job in the world, and when it is permanent i will tell you all what it is, but for now, its only temporary so i dont want to jinx it, you understand right?


Wednesday, October 31

october favourites

hey everyone,

so it is the 31st of october, happy halloween :D, what are you dressing up as? it is also payday for me wooo, and also the last day of the month, and you know what that means, october favourites!!

so this is mine :D

Monday, October 29

revlon colourstay gel eyeliner

hey everyone,

so i thought i would do a little review on the gel eyeliner i won from revlon, which you can find here: revlon shanghai collection win.

Saturday, October 27

Paul mitchell shampoo and conditioner

hey everyone,
today i am going to review a shampoo and conditioner that i received from the lovely people at http://www.hairtrade.com/.

If you have never heard about hair trade before, basically their one of the UK's leading hair extensions hair care and beauty products, all available online.

Thursday, October 25

sigma travel blending brush


hey everyone,
so as you may notice i have put up some sigma banners along the side of my blog, this basically means that i am now an affiliate with sigma, which means every-time you click on the banner i get a percentage of money out of it, now i am definitely not doing it for the money because i don't expect anything really, i know sad right, but im doing it for the pure reason that i just love sigma, and when you become an affiliate they send you monthly newsletters and things to tell you what's new and what to expect.


I have put it in my disclaimer so you all understand about it, but anyway back to my point:

Sigma sent me the travel tapered blending brush E25, $11 (£6) and i thought i would tell you abit about it,


Birmingham bloggers meet-up

Hey everyone,
As some of you may know that me and 2 other bloggers are organising a blogging meet up in Birmingham?

I would love to know if any of you are interested? We are thinking in january either the 19th of 26th of January,
Just because it's after Christmas so u don't have the stress of having to get to Birmingham to meet us all and plus January sales??!!
Who doesn't like a good sale now and again!

Saturday, October 20

what's in my handbag

hey everyone,
i went on http://www.whatsinmyhandbag.com/ and on there you can actually upload your contents of your handbag and tag whats in there, and i thought this was a great idea.
and also a great idea for a post
i think i did one ages and ages ago but i thought i would do one again because i loveee doing these.

so:

Friday, October 19

Marbled chocolate crumble cake

hey guys,
so if you watched my birthday vlog on youtube, i will leave the link for it here, please go check it out and subscribe!.
i made a birthday cake for myself, and it soooo tasty. I am going to show you how i made it and give you like a step by step guide on how i did it,
i did change the recipe a little bit but i got it from a cookbook called cake by Rachel Allen, who apparently is famous on the cooking station, i don't know sorry =[, but yeah, so i am in no way taking credit for it, i just want to show you how amazing this recipe is and then you might go buy it yourself, ay?


Wednesday, October 17

my birthday haul

hey everyone,
so i wanted to show you all what i got for my birthday,
i am certainly not trying to brag, or say that i have more things then you, i am just showing what lovely things i went shopping and got.
i mostly got money so i could pick the things that i wanted to buy, so this is why i have put it into a video form
so please have a look and subscribe to my you tube channel, it would be a wonderful thing if you did!


avengers nail series: thor

hey everyone,
so next up in this series is Thor, now looking on Google and things there is not one nail art design dedicated to Thor what-so-ever,
so with this i had to go off my own imagination and hopefully its come out ok
so:


i have used all Barry m products where possible because i think they are so good for nail art, and they are:

  • Barry m raspberry
  • Barry m silver foil effect
  • Barry m cobalt blue

first step:
paint all your nails the same colours, i used Barry m's raspberry


second step: 
wait till it FULLY dry's, really important!! and then place some celotape diagonally along your nails each side so it creates a v shape, miss the middle finger out though, we will put a design on that.


third step:
paint the v shape with the Barry m silver foil effect and let it dry, peel it off when dry.


forth step:
with the middle finger i took my dotting tool, dipped it in the silver and made a sideways rectangle, i then mixed the red and blue together to create kind of a dark brown colour and used the dotting tool to make a long rectangle in the middle of the silver one, so it makes it look like his hammer, then i waited for it to dry and then added a little zig-zag to the brown section. hopefully it look like a hammer.


and thats it, quite simple, only 3 colours so hopefully very easy to re-create, hope you like, and tell me what you think?






xxx

Tuesday, October 16

Happy Birthday to me!

hello, everyone

well, it is my birthday today, and i am officially 22 years old =[

ooooohhhhhh
i feel old, lol i know im not old really but its weird to think that im actually 22, and its soo close to Halloween aswell!

I think i might do a birthday haul, but im not expecting alot so it wont be a braggy post, don't worry! im not like that,
so hope you all have a nice day, im hoping for an amazing one!
i will leave you a few pictures that i found off pinterest, which either inspire me or are just plan cute!





(this freaked me out abit)










Monday, October 15

revlon shanghai collection win

hey everyone,

so a couple of days ago i won a competition on twitter with Revlon, basically i won 3 products out of their new shanghai range that includes the lovely Britain's next top model winner :D



Sunday, October 14

wlecome to: Harry the rabbit

Hey everyone,
so if you cant guess by the title, i have a new addition to our little family,
id like you to welcome harry the rabbit :D

i have had him for about 4 weeks now, and if some of you follow me on twitter or instragram @MissPenelope90 then you would have seen a couple of pictures of him, he is a beautiful bunny rabbit, and he isss soooo pretty,
we think he is only about 3 months old now, which is tiny, but im guessing he is going to become a big little bunny rabbit, but i will show you some pictures of him so you can see just how cute he is :D

Friday, October 12

What my face is worth: budget

Hey everyone,

so im back with my "what is my face worth" post, this time it is the budget, or cheaper every day look.
hopefully, will be much cheaper then my high end products, but we will see

Thursday, October 11

What my face is worth: high end

Hey everyone

i know quite a few people have done this tag, but i haven't yet, and it got suggested at the #bbloggers 2 Sundays ago for me to do, and i thought well why not, so here it is, im going to do it in 2 half's,

this one will be all my high end products, that i either wear for work or when i want to make myself feel richer then i am, haha, then i will do my budget, low end, type one, and this will just be my every day makeup that i use.

so here we go :/ :


Wednesday, October 10

Nail art series: iron man!

Hey everyone,

ao last week i showed you what ill be doing for my nail series, I know some of you may get bored of it but thats oki, because i have alot more posts to write up, so hopefully if you dont like this you will still love to come back and read the other posts.


so this week is IRON MAN! and i have to say, this was alot easier coming up with an idea, and i differently think it turned out better then the first one, that was a disaster!,
so lets get started:


Sunday, October 7

Lazy Saturday cooking

Hey everyone.
so yesterday you might have seen on my instragram yesterday, that i posted myself having a really lazy day, because it was my first weekend off for ages with my bf.

so after that, we decided to go to the shop and buy some ingredients, and i ,made the well loved favourite cornflake cakes :D
yeahhhh, but this time, i made them with white chocolate, now you all probably know how to make them, but i am going to show you anyway, and i hope after this you will want to make these well loved cakes too :D


Wednesday, October 3

avengers series: captain america

hey everyone,
so today for my nail of the week i thought i would show you all my geeky side, now with the new film that's come out, avengers i can safely say that my geekyness has truly come out.

i lovvvveeee the avengers, i can nearly name them all, which either makes people pretty impressed, or they think "dear lord".
so i thought i would do a little nail art series with them, only the ones from the new film, it doesn't include spider man unfortunately =[,

but i thought i would give myself a challenge, because im not always very good at nail art, but im very creative, so i thought i might be getting better as we go through this, feel free to join in as we go along.
i am only doing one a week, but obviously you can do them every day if you want to, or whatever its fine by me...
soo....