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Thursday, 24 April 2014

18 months of pouting

After 18 months of pouting in pictures, the big day has finally come... I got my braces off! Hallelujah.  All of my fellow corn on the cob lovers out there will understand my happiness. 

For 18 months I have had to stop eating my beloved corn on the cob, never bite into apples (to avoid becoming a human apple shredder) and only drink fizzy drinks through a straw - I must admit I did not take the last rule as seriously as I should of done.   Shhhhhhhhhhh *hides head in shame*.

I am so happy with my brand new extra straight teeth and even more happy that they are off before my 18th birthday in May. I know I know, very close call but now their off and I can not stop smiling even at random people on the bus  (weird but true) and licking my teeth (this is a luxury that I believe we all very much take for granted).

Although I moaned and groaned during the whole entire process I am so glad that I did it as I'm sooooooo happy with the result and I would 100% make the same decision tomorrow.  I will definitely be wearing my retainer after I pick it up tomorrow though as I would hate for all the hard work to be a waste of time!

What do you guys think? Rachel x


Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Easter Sunday 2014

I hope you all had a brilliant Easter Sunday and long weekend, woo.  However it's now Tuesday and everybody has the Monday blues.  Confusing right? I have walked in to the wrong classrooms countless times at College today and then realised I was looking at the wrong day on my timetable.

Even though on Sunday the weather was slightly dull here is some photos of my annual family Easter egg hunt to brighten up your day!

Counting up the Cream Eggs!
Taylor can see one...
As usual my uncles had forgotten where they had hidden half the eggs and there is still one in my Grandma's garden that is yet to be fount.  In all 47/48 were found, not bad guys.  I hope you are all well and what did you get up to this Easter?

My uncle and 47/48 Cream Eggs
Ofc me and my sister stopped to take a selfie


Wednesday, 9 April 2014


Spring is now upon us so I thought I would share with you guys some looks that I love and will be wearing a lot of this spring/summer. 

Flower blouse - Primark, High waisted Joni jeans in acid wash - Topshop, Red dolly shoes - Topshop, Red/orange clutch bag - Primark. 

White dress - Primark, White clutch bag - Newlook, Silver glittery JuJu Jellies - American Apparel.

Flower dress - Primark, Chelsea boots - Newlook, Black handbag - Clarks.

I hope you guys enjoyed this post, what shops are you loving for spring/summer pieces this year?

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Hair products I am loving right now...

Hair products have to be one of my favourite things, ever. 
I know that is a pretty bold statement to make considering there is so many other important things that should be at the top of my list of priorities.  However when I buy a new shampoo and conditioner and it leaves my hair feeling silky and soft I can not stop smiling and swishing my hair back and forth like I am in advert for VO5.
This is a must for girls with long hair like myself.  When I get out the shower my hair is always ridiculously tangled and knotty however my knotty hair is no match for this leave in conditioner paired with my trusty Tangle Teezer.  What did we do before the days of Tangle Teezer's?  Mine is my saviour.
This stuff smells a-maz-ing.  I can only vouch for 'The silky smoother' as this is the only one I have tried so far but I will definitely be trying out more soon.  The scent is vanilla and papaya it is fruity and fresh which I am very much a fan of.  The formula is very creamy but is also light as I don't find that it weighs my hair down or makes it look heavy at all.  You all need to try this product, I honestly do not think it will disappoint.  When I picked this product up I believe it was half price from Boots, better get shopping guys. 
I spray this into the roots of my hair and backcomb for a little more texture after styling my hair.  I also spray it on the mid-ends of my hair, mainly after curling it to give it a little more of the messy 'undone' look.  Ironic, right?  We spend all this time on our hair to make people believe that we haven't put in much effort at all.  However I still kind of like this look. 

What hair products are you loving right now?

i Divine in Oh So Special

In my  Affordable Beauty Products post mentioned that I was loving my Sleek eye shadow palette.  I decided to take some photographs for you all to have a browse.  As I don't think the pictures on the drugstore websites  do it justice. 

I must admit the pigmentation of these shadows are excellent and I can't get enough! I will definitely be trying out more eye shadows from Sleek and hope to try out some of their other products soon too. 

I hope you guys enjoyed the post and please look out for future posts featuring Sleek. 

What palette are you guys loving at the moment?  Or what Sleek products do you recommend?




Monday, 7 April 2014

Easter Sunday

Not long now guys, until Easter Sunday! I love Easter.  My family always come together and enjoy the day.  Everybody has their own family traditions and ours is that we usually all sit around eating cake and drinking tea until somebody falls asleep.  I have a particular uncle in mind that usually wins!

In my family we all take part in an Easter egg hunt! Are you jealous? If not, you should be it is very fun! So, this it what happens.  Every Easter Sunday my whole entire family (my aunts, uncles, cousins and the rest) all go to my Grandma's house.  We all sit in the garden and enjoy the sunshine, except for the year it started snowing... (I live in Britain).  Although my Gran  does love her Garden and as soon as spring hits, we are all made to sit in the 'sunshine'.  Which I must admit me and my sister are not always best pleased about. 

My Gran would always buy little Easter eggs such as Cream Eggs (mmmmmm)  and tie some string on to them so that they could be hooked places around the garden.  All the children would always  be made to go inside the house and wait for the eggs to be hidden (not that we didn't try to peak through the curtains).  My uncles would always try to find new and original places to hide the eggs because after many years of doing the hunt  and as some of us started to get slightly older we new all the old hiding places!  However my Gran did find one in the Garden a month later one year? I know I know, ewwwwwww.

I hope you guys enjoyed this post and I hope to keep you updated with a post on Easter 2014!

Rachel x

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