Monday, 30 July 2012

The Little Princess Trust

A couple of weeks ago, my aunty for her daughters summer fayre was organising this event for a charity called the Little Princess Trust, my Aunt had thought that only herself and a few other mothers would be the only ones to donate their hair, but she found that their were 18 volunteers as well as a few children who were willing to cut their hair for the charity. When she told me the success of what happened during the Summer Fayre I had to check out this trust for myself.

What the Little Princess Trust is about, is a charity which provides real hair wigs to young children (girls and boys) up to the age of 18 suffering hair loss from known illnesses such as; Cancer, Leukemia, Alopecia and other illnesses. It allows little boys and girls to feel like themselves again, before treatment and regain confidence to face the outside world.

The Little Princess Trust was started by a couple by the name of Wendy and Simon Tarplee, after they had lost their little girl to a tumor in 2005 and have been going strong ever since.

I just wanted to make other people aware of this as Cancer has affected my Grandma in the past and luckily she has pulled through - I know how agonising that is to watch and to think that a little child has to go through it is absolutely dreadful!
Knowing that there are charities like this out there, that are trying to reach and do something about it to put smiles on these children's faces is something that makes me feel good and actually want to help with.

It costs up to £350 for the Trust to make a wig for a child, so any donation is welcome albeit money or your own hair!

I hope I have inspired at least one person today to feel touched by this charity as I have felt touched, and maybe even donate something to help with the wigs or even letting other people be aware of this charity so that they can also help.

Check out their website and see for yourself: Little Princess Trust


Monday, 23 July 2012

June/July Buys

I seem to go through really random periods where I buy loads and loads of stuff and then nothing for oncoming weeks. 
Real Techniques Stippling Brush
Real Techniques Stippling Brush: I've heard so much great things about these make-up tools that I decided that I had to have one. I mostly use stippling brushes to apply my liquid foundation as I love the finish. I can't wait to use it, now that we are experiencing some hot weather I haven't had a chance to wear any make up! Au Naturel (sp?)
Tangy nails. Yum!
Tangy Tangerine
 Rimmel Tangy Tangerine Nail Polish: As I've mentioned in previous posts I've been on the hunt for the perfect summer orange and I happen to come across it in boots! I absolutely love this orange its so me in every single way as you can see from above in my nail of the week! :)

MissGuided. Misstify
MissGuided Nail Polish: I happened to be in Asda like a month ago, one evening waiting for the mother to finish her shopping and was snooping around the magazine aisle and saw this pink beauty glinting at me through a glossy cosmopolitan magazine, there were other colours but I chose the pink one, so naturally I just had to have it. I'm yet to try it but I love the fact that it came in such a cute box, pretty packaging is a winner in my books!

Rimmel Scandal eyes 'Show off' Mascara. Random Mango & Papaya Lip Gloss. Boujouir 3D effect Lipgloss  (03).  Maybelline expression kajal eyeliner. Maybelline Master Precise liquid eyeliner.
Maybelline Master Precise Liquid eye liner felt tip 
Rimmel Scandal eyes 'Show off' mascara
 Make-up er.. essentials?: I had a charity event dinner and wanted to look my best (you never know who is going to bring their beautiful looking heir to such events). I have always been a Rimmel mascara fan, but I decided to go for the 'Show off' mascara as it was on special offer and in my honest opinion Rimmel is yet to let me down! I absolutely love this mascara and its fast becoming one of my faves. It perfectly fans out your lashes, gives it lift and makes them look elegantly long, I always feel like I'm wearing my falsies with this mascara.
I also came across Maybelline's liquid eyeline Master Precise and this is another product I love - I made the move to felt tip liquid eyeliners about 6 months ago and this product by far is one of my favourite liquid eyeliners. It's so thin and provides just the amount of product and is actually quite precise!
The Boujouis 3D effect Lipgloss is also a really nice addition to the make-up family, it boasts an 8 hour wearing time, but if you factor in talking, eating, licking your lips etc its not at all going to last that long.

Essie Nail polishes
Essie Nail Polishes: I went to TK Maxx with my Aunt and was standing in the queue to pay, when I noticed these Essie Nail Polishes. I actually couldn't believe my luck as I had been on the hunt for an Essie Nail Polish for what seems like forever! It came in a pack of 3 and cost me £9.99 which is a bargain as most Essie Nail polishes start at £7, I'm still on the hunt for more so if anyone knows where I can get cheap Essie polishes from let me know (as Ebay has let me down).

Zebra crossing looking Peplum dress.
Zebra Crossing looking Peplum dress: This was the dress I wore for the charity event dinner I went for on behalf of the organisation I am volunteering with. Its from New Look and because I have quite big hips, thighs and bum it suited me really well!

So that's it for now, hopefully as I actually think I am going to place myself on a spending ban. Well until I get back to Uni at least.


Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Earrings and Such

Hey Guys,

So over the weeks these are some of the stuff that I have accumulated that I thought I would share with you.
Ebay. I found these through another persons blog here
Dorothy Perkins. Sale

Topshop. Sale, really old though! I just forgot to mention before. Oops
Dorothy Perkins. Sale

Dorothy Perkins. Sale

Earrings - Earrings are my staple jewellery, I always feel naked without them if I don't have any on, I don't really shop in Dorothy Perkins, and I went in there by sheer chance and found these really great finds! I'm not really a jewellery person but I wear my essentials which are my earrings and watch (if I can find it) 

Beauty Bloggers Unite

I've just recently come across this blog where it helps bloggers like you and me socialise and find new followers as well as follow new blogs.

I recommend you all have a look and follow new people!


Wednesday, 4 July 2012

My knock-off Zara Bag!

I have finally received my Zara knock-off bag this weekend, which my sister bought me for my birthday in april. I know, I know thats disgusting its July now - but admittedly I was in uni at the time so I had no way of getting my hands on my bag!!

But let me just say I absolutely love my bag! And for £12 from ebay, I'm not complaining lol.

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Exercise: Getting fit for err.. summer?

Exercise. The bane of all evil, I wish I was one of those fitness fanatics that would exercise regularly and eat healthily but to be honest my idea of exercising is cuddling in my bed under the duvet, working out my index finger on the remote control for the TV.

Why must it be so boring and painful? Why can't it be fun and enticing?! The only way I can personally exercise is through dancing and I must admit I did a few Zumba lessons and I loved it! However, everything is so expensive to get fit. From gym memberships to buying a bunch of grapes is bloody expensive!! Why push this healthy eating when it is much easier to go up the road and eat something unhealthy?

I have these rare moments where I decide that I want to get fit and healthy and usually works out well, however maintaining it is the boring part, staying motivated is the hard part. I've tried Zumba as mentioned above, but then I had a christmas break in between and lets just say they never saw me again. I've also tried pole dancing - this was my favourite - but then I had exams and they haven't seen me back in ages either! I thought about getting a gym membership, but as it was nearing the end of the academic year I didn't see any point in buying a membership. I've even tried DVD's and using my Wii but yet still nothing.