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Friday, 31 October 2014

A Sprucenews Halloween Special

Halloween is such an exciting time, for both children and adults who love to dress up and enjoy themselves. I think Halloween is awesome, I like trick or treating with my niece and seeing all the little ones dressed up knocking on doors. 

I wanted to share with you my Halloween efforts from work, we are currently raising money for charity (Macmillan's and Style acre) so it's been more than worth it!


I decided to try my hand at the Saw puppet... not brilliant but I am not a professional makeup artist! 

I hope you enjoyed the pictures, I would love to see yours!

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Sunday, 26 October 2014

Lush Haul

So I was rather naughty and went on a rather large spending spree in Lush!! I couldn't help it, it was just too tempting and well they smell soooo good. 

I have been wanting to get my hands on some of these products for a few weeks now. I was travelling through London for a work event and popped into Lush in London Waterloo.  My overall experience in Lush has never been so great, the member of staff that assisted me (unfortunately I didn't get her name but she had fab hair!) was amazing. I explained what I was looking for, which was subtle scents which aren't over powering. I did say vanilla is what I want, I love vanilla and I like the smell on my skin. 

I came out of the store with this haul... oh dear!!



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Overall my experience at Lush was great and I will definitely be returning once my products are all used up! Worth every penny and well let's face it, we all need to pamper ourselves sometimes.


What are your favourite Lush products?
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Friday, 17 October 2014

Autumn 101 | My Autumn Essentials

I wanted to share with you all my autumn essentials. I have a mixture of beauty, fashion and general products to share with you all.

AUTUMN ESSENTIALS VIDEO | 2014 


PRODUCTS
Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Matte Lipstick 04 Peach Club
Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Matte Lipstick 08 Grande Cru
Soap & Glory Red My Lips Lipstick
N07 Claret Lipstick
Mac Cosmetics Just A Bite Lipstick
Soap & Glory Motherpucker Lip Plumper Lip Gloss
L'Oreal Paris Brow Artist Plumper - Transparent
L'Oreal Paris Superliner Luminizer Eyeliner
Makeover Essentials Harmony Eyeshadow Palette 
Bourjois Creme Blush 03 Healthy Mix
Dove Pampering Cream Shea Butter
L'Oreal Paris Hot and Smooth Straightening Cream
Marks & Spencer's Slippers
Topshop Scarf
George Asda Faux Fur Scarf
Topman Slouch Hat
Miss Selfridge Jacket size 10
H&M 100 Den Matte Tights



Other videos you may be interested in watching:

Autumn/Fall Makeup Tutorial | Berry Lovely 
September Favourites 2014 
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Saturday, 11 October 2014

Interiors | Bedroom Snippet 2014

I know my interiors posts have been popular and it makes me feel so wonderful knowing that I have inspired some of you or even made some of you think about your own interior style. I thought that I would show you the interiors of my bedroom, I don't feel comfortable creating a video based around this. However, I want to show you what design me and Gary have chosen. 

We love white, we like the clean appeal that white provides and it's also extremely relaxing and calm. This is important for us, as we feel you need a space to de-stress after a hard day at work and sleep soundly. 


Gary enjoys reupholstering furniture, he takes pride in his work and I must say he is brilliant at it.The chest of draws in our bedroom was originally a light wood colour, with chunky wooden knobs. We decided instead of purchasing a new chest of draws in white, we would just paint it. We changed the original knobs and replaced the with crystal ones which look classy and perfect for the overall style. 

The clock is a personal favourite because it was a present from Gary to myself, its beautiful with a shabby chic style. Heart candles are a present from my younger brother Ryan (Draw your sibling challenge) they are from next. 

The large mirror was a bargain buy from The Range, is was £49 which for a heavy, good quality mirror and its situated above our bed. 

Now, onto the fabulous chair, it is another one of Gary's clever jobs. The original colour was gold and green. It was purchased from an antiques store for £15. The colours were disgusting but Gary thought it would be a great opportunity to work his magic again. Here it is, the paint cost £11 and the fabric was £1.99.

That's our bedroom! I hope you enjoyed it.

If you missed my other interiors post please see the links below:
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Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Interiors | Living Room Snippet part 2

After receiving such great comments about my interiors post for my living room and kitchen, I thought I would share with you part two of my living room snippet. 

We have added some new additions to the living space in our home so I wanted to share these with you all today! 

The love scrabble picture was designed and created by my boyfriend Gary for my 24th birthday! It is one of the most precious pieces I own and is placed on my wall with pride. 
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Monday, 6 October 2014

Barry M Natural Glow Palette 2

I recently purchased the Barry M Natural Glow 2 Palette from Superdrug. I really liked the colours within the palette and for £6.49 it was a bargain buy. I only purchase nail varnish from Barry M usually, however I thought it would be a good idea to try out the quality of their other products. 
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Wednesday, 1 October 2014

10 Reasons to love October


I can't believe September is over and we are now in October! It's crazy! Time really does fly by. I love this time of year, it's almost Christmas for one and there is so much to look forward to. Festive feelings! I know many people dislike October for a variety of reason.. Dark mornings, colder weather and warmer clothes. But I wanted to share with you 10 reasons to LOVE October!
  1. Pumpkins ... all things pumpkin flavour, pies, soup and even cupcakes! 
  2. Woolly jumpers - perfect time for fashion forward individuals to start pulling out those fancy autumn clothes
  3. Halloween - Best time for kids, if you have children and of course for adults to dress up and have a laugh! 
  4. The leaves on the trees change colour and fall to the ground.. crunching noise under your shoes! Ahhh delightful
  5. The clocks turn back 1 hour on the 26 October... errrr yes! One extra hour in bed snoozing! 
  6. Makeup change - Yes it's now totally acceptable to rock out that berry lipstick..everyday!
  7. Ankle Boots - If you haven't already bought them September, October is the perfect month.
  8. Hats and Scarves - It's chilly now so get those scarves out the closet!
  9. It's only 85 days until Christmas! Ho Ho Ho!
  10. Boyfriend coats are a must have! I want... I want! 
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