Thursday, 27 June 2013

Media city UK

A few weeks back I headed to Media City in Manchester. Over the last few years the BBC and now ITV have moved the offices up to the north west. I've been wanting to get there for a while as I can't resist exploring new places. It was a really nice day and made the anticipation of summer even worse (check sense). I can completely understand the location and the gorgeous water that ran through, making the setting even nicer. It's about 5 minutes out of central Manchester but the location definitely makes it. Walking across the bridges I couldn't help but hope I'll be heading there for a days work in the future.

Monday, 24 June 2013

Bra Fitting

We have heard it all before, but it is really important that the correct bra size is worn otherwise it can lead to scarring if the bra is too tight, bad posture, shapeless form and inadequate support, which won't be a pretty sight.
I have wanted to get my bra fitted for sometime but never really plucked up the courage and was always putting out that once I had lost weight I would go. I knew I was wearing the incorrect bra size for sometime. Although I'd lost only a stone and I hadn't lost all the weight I wanted to at the time but I a couple of months ago I decided that I couldn't stand how uncomfortable my bra was. Me and the mother booked an appointment for Marks and Spencers, practically any of their stores will do bra fittings. The women was extremely helpful and I was only required to take my t-shirt off and she could tell almost immediately what size I needed to be wearing. It was very quick and although I did feel self conscious I was really glad that I had my fitting.

Overall, I think that it was worth it considering that it was free, (and no pressure to buy a bra from their store) and my size went from a B to a DD which is quite surprising. I knew I was wearing a size to small but was very shocked when she said that and now I have my new bra, I'm can't believe I went this long without getting fitted.

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Sunday, 16 June 2013

Primark French Nails | REVIEW

Although I'm never seen without wearing nail polish, I very rarely wear false nails and this is mainly due to the fact that I can't bear it when they come off ALL the time. It makes doing the most basic tasks very difficult at times. I do however think that they can look really nice and add an edge of elegance. As I don't always agree with false nails I decided to cut my loses and trial a cheap pair to see how I felt about them. These nails were a £1 so to be honest even if they were terrible I didn't really have the right to complain.

what I really liked about these nails is the surprisingly good quality they were all really neat and smart looking with only a small mark on one the nails. There were 20 nails in the set meaning that they were practically 50p per set which is exceptionally good value. I also found that once they were attached they were really comfortable and couldn't really feel that I was wearing them at all. I must talk about the glue and say that it was surprisingly really good. I find that quite often the nails are fine but the glue is useless how I think this glue works really well.

In terms of problems I don't think that there were too many, however, the nails were I guess, 'average' size but for me some where slightly to big meaning around 4 were practically useless. The nails did come off a few times and I did have the difficulties as usual but I felt as a whole they worked really well.

I would like to see primarks come out with different varieties or lengths as they only produce the simple french or the 'cheesy' prints. that being said I would definitely purchase these again.


Friday, 7 June 2013

Beauty and the Beginner Interview

My final interview in this series is with the lovely Chloe. I received the kindest message from her and after having a little look around her blog I loved it! Her posts have such a range and she really knows what she is talking about. Read her interview here...
What is the name of your blog?
My blog is called ' A blog of a beginner to beauty'  ( )
Tell us a 5 interesting facts about yourself?
- I play the guitar and ukulele
- my lucky number is 8 because I was born on the 8th day of the 8th month at 8 minutes past 8 and weighed 8 pounds!
- I am a very proud owner of a blue peter badge 
- I am freakishly tall, almost 6ft  (5ft 10)
- I can do the splits
What made you want to start a blog?
A couple of years ago I stumbled across a youtuber called ' musicalbethan'. I am a huge fan girl at heart and pretty much spent as much time as I can watching her videos. Over time this lead to me watching more videos from different people and eventually I found beauty videos.Needless to say I then found their blogs and came a little obsessed. This also lead me to develop a keen interest in beauty as I was still a young teenager at the time. Ever since I saw that first YouTube video and read that first blog post I knew it was something I wanted to get into. I knew I couldn't pull off a huge beauty blog reviewing expensive products every day, as I am still a youngish girl and at school, so I decided to aim my blog to 'beginners of beauty' as I was new into the 'beauty and fashion' world myself. I just wanted a little place to show a couple of people my 'journey' into beauty.
Describe your blog in one sentence?
My blog is about my journey into fashion and beauty with reviews, fashion and beauty posts as well as day to day, more personal posts.
What blogs/bloggers do you most admire?
There is so many this is going to be hard! Obviously I love FayeOlivia as well as 'Victorias - vintage'  'dainty dolly-mix' 'zoella' 'sprinkle of glitter  'the beauty belle' and plenty more. I admire them all so much for there posts, personality and determination to get where they are with there blogs today.
What is your favourite thing about the blogging community?
Almost everything about the blogging community is amazing. Mainly the overall friendliness and helpfulness that everyone gives you. Aswell as the closeness you can feel to someone from reading someone else's blog, it really does feel like a giant online community of friends which is completely different from my 'real life' haha.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
In five years time I hope to be finishing my last year of university after doing A levels in business studies, history, biology and psychology and then a degree which im not one hundred percent decided on. I am also determined to carry on with my blog, writing posts that I enjoy and feel passionately about. With the slight chance and hope of doing some occasional YouTube videos in the far future.
If you want to here more from Chloe, check out her amazing blog!
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