Archive | August, 2013

Summer Clothes Haul!

20 Aug

Think the best thing with booking a late deal holiday is the cheap holiday clothes in shops. It also amazes me how in August the most hottest month in other countries and when most people go on holiday, the shops feel the need to change the trend to Autumn fashion! I always have this problem, finding good summer clothes in August! But this year I was lucky! SALES have arrived late! I found it easy this year to get great purchases for cheaper than what I paid for clothes in July! Below are some of my recent purchases!

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Red Maxi Dress – Primark – £8 

Black Maxi Skirt – Ebay – £8 (including P&P) 

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Green Crop Top – RiverIsland (Sale) – £5 

TasselTop – Primark (OceanClub) (Sale) – £2 

Aztec Crop Top – SC&CO  (Sale) – £5 


Track Of The Week

20 Aug

If you love nothing more than going out with your girls and showing your drunken beyonce moves off, then check this song out!

I first heard it on the boohoo advert and as soon as the advert was over, I did an internet search and found it, it’s now downloaded and on my ‘Kavos Playlist.’

Let us know what you think!

Bea x


18 Aug



If you’ve been reading my other posts you’ll understand that my ‘Summer Holiday’ this year wasn’t as good as I assumed it would be. My friend wanted to come to Ibiza with us, but at the time she didn’t have the funds for it, but now she does so we decided to book a holiday to MALIA, SAYYY UHHH AHH MALIA! for the first week in September as a final goodbye to a good summer.

Yesterday me and my friend, Hollie, took a trip to a shopping park and went to ‘Thomas Cook’ we knew the hotel we wanted, we even knew the price! Thomas Cook you let us down! epic fails! We first went in and got given an middle aged woman as soon as we said ‘Club 18-30’ she said she’d put us with somebody else more our age, which is understandable, but she put us with a girl our age, but the older woman would of been more help.

The woman we had didn’t understand that we weren’t going to pay over £250! We knew the holidays were cheaper as we looked online, she kept offering us £300 holidays, me and hollie were on a budget and we weren’t going to pay more than £250. She couldn’t even find the hotel we wanted, when I found it online, on their website, the morning before we went and this morning as well!  We got a quote from her, we wanted to shop around at other travel agents before making a final decision.  We read the quote and she put, extra baggage, extra flight meals etc on the quote! We’re not idiots.

We then went into Thomson, we were welcomed really nicely and even had a friendly discussion with the woman on the front desk, we were given somebody our age again and she found cheaper quotes for Malia. She then suggested if we’re looking for a cheap holiday that Kavos is much nicer and cheaper and has a better reputation than Malia, she showed us some pictures, the prices and we even all laughed and then me and Hollie decided last minute to book Kavos. The girl that served us, was really friendly and helpful, she even convinced Hollie to purchase travel insurance, I knew I could  get some online for a fiver!

So on the 2nd September 2013 I am going to Kavos! Staying in the Alexander Hotel on the beach front, if anybody has ever been to Kavos or stayed in that hotel please, please comment with some tips! I’m really excited! eeeep!

Keep Your Feet On The Ground, When Your Heads In The Clouds – How To Deal With Sore Feet

15 Aug

I am not good with dealing with pain, I can’t stand pain! and I always seem to get achy feet! I work part-time in fast food and have eight hour shifts where I don’t sit down once. Constantly standing up really hurts my feet, I get a sharp pain on the balls of my feet, but with my horrible experiences I have learnt little small ways with dealing with the pain which I am going to share with you!

1- Firstly prepare your feet! – It’s no good going to work or out without preparing your feet. If you know you have a long shift ahead of you, simply take a spare pair of socks and some different shoes to wear for travelling. Each shoe has a different feel on your foot, makes you walk differently or stand differently, a change with help your foot, socks will also refresh your feet and prevent excess sweating. Sometimes I think its best to put insoles in your shoes, you get get some cheap ones from ‘Poundland’ just for a £1! They may not be the best, but it’s still a little bit of extra cushion for your feet.

2- When getting home, bath your feet in freezing cold water for half an hour, then for another half an hour bath them in hot water, this get the muscles working and you’ll be able to withhold your feet for more hours in work. I don’t know the scientific reason behind this, but it really helps me!

3- MASSAGE! – get your boyfriend/girlfriend, mother or even your cat to massage your feet! use body lotion, it feels so good and it relaxes the muscles.

These tips below are also good for wearing heels on a night out!

– Avoid sitting down – you won’t get back up!

– NEVER, NEVER, NEVER take them off! – when were heels your feet WILL hurt, but never take your heels off, your feet will swell whilst wearing heels, when you take them off you’ll have to put them back on and when you put them back on they’ll hurt ten times more, basically because your feet have just simply swelled and the heels don’t fit.

-MOVE AROUND A LOT -never stand still, just move or dance!


13 Aug
I’ve only just started this blog and I’ve not got many followers YET! but I really, really want to do some tagged posts and I stumbled across this one and thought it be great to do. 
1. How long have you been blogging?
roughly two days with this blog, but had a previous blog which i did for four months, but had to delete it as my friends found it and was scared about what they would read.
 2. What is the newest product(s) you have purchased?
Another one of the ‘Kate, Rimmel’ lipsticks and some eye shadow base from Boots. 
3. Have you been on a spending ban? If so, for how long?
Ermm no not really, I guess a month before I go on holiday, I force myself to stop going out to clubs or to shops to buy outfits I don’t really need so I can save money.
4. What is the oldest item(s) in your makeup collection? 
Probably a month old, its unhealthy to keep make up over six months and plus I don’t know how people can make them last that long! I only buy make up, I know I will use. 
5. Is there a product you have wanted for more than a year?
Erm, I’ve always wanted to purchase MAC make up, but the closest shop to me that sells that make up is Manchester Airport and that is a hour drive away! & Have to book a holiday.
6. Do you impulse buy?
I hate leaving a shop without buying something, I always feel guilty, but I have this feeling whenever I feel like I’m going to spend a lot I can’t. I’m ok if its less than twenty pounds any more than that, I always get this feeling in the back of my head, like “ummm, bea you shouldn’t really spend this much money on one thing.”
7. Do you rush to buy things that are limited edition?
The only thing I have ever stocked up on that was ‘limited edition’ was the Dairy Milk – Strawberries & Cream chocolate, only because me and my mother are obsessed with them. 
8. Do you buy products on their release date?
Not Really. 
9. Do you keep products past their recommended expiry date?
No like I said before, Make Up normally comes in small containers and I end up using it up WAAAAAY before the expiry date. 
10. How long do you hold on to a product for when it is running low?
I am such a scraper, seriously I use everything till it is bone dry and no sign of life. I always end up running out of make up when payday is no where in sight! 
11. Do you buy products if they claim to have a long wearing time?
I try them, but never had much look with them so I tend to just buy what I think will look good and read reviews before making a new purchase. 
12. Do you keep your makeup seasonal, i.e pastels in Spring and plums in Autumn?
indeed, summer I’ll be wearing pink lipstick, whiteish eyeshadow. Winter, smokey brown eyes and hardly any lipsticks. 
13. How long does it take you to do your makeup in the morning?
Ermm getting ready about fifteen minutes, If i’m going to work or uni I normally stick to the same techniques and put it on the same as every day, but if its getting ready for going out it can normally take up to an hour when trying something new. 
14. What part of your makeup routine takes you the longest?
Always my eyes, I spend ages putting on mascara. I have really clear skin, so foundation doesn’t take long.
So this is my first make up tag! as I’m not really following many people yet, my mission for you lovely people is to go your own way and do this! leave a comment when you’ve done it and i’ll check it out!
Bea x  

The Perks Of Stars…

12 Aug

Tonight is the magical wonder that always stuns me, meteor shower.  Nothing is more magical in the world than the sky above us, I could sit for hours watching. I’m blessed to live in the country side, there is still a bit of light pollution and some nights don’t see the stars but most nights when the sky is clear you notice them.

Every now and then, I will have a look at the sky and notice how tiny and pea-sized the stars look. I end up coming up with the same realization that my two small eyes are receiving light from a huge, celestial body that is hundred of times bigger than the sun and trillions of miles further. The stars are roughly 36 trillion miles away from Earth, a distance which, in order to cover, I would have to run around the Earth in a straight line 932 million times and no matter where I am stood on the planet I will receive the same night time vision. This small realization always reminds me how spectacular the little things in life can be, and this brings a small smile to my face.

Watching the stars









12 Aug

I love music so much and I just had to share this video and band I came across the other day, I’m not a trend follower, it takes me months to find something I truly love and my itunes playlists are filled with a range of different music genres.

I’m pretty sure you’ve all heard of ‘Kodaline’ but this music video and lyrics touched me so much, prob cause I can relate, being a bigger size than normal, its hard to get a guys attention or taken seriously, I just loved this music video and song so much. Thank you Kodaline.

Bea x