Nyx Beauty Haul

I am obsessed, obsessed I tell you with Nyx Matte Cream Lipsticks...I have heard of Nyx before from many other bloggers and when I discovered it was now available in some Boots stores, I had to check it out. As you can see I came away with a sizeable haul with four lip creams! They are amazing dupes for lip kits such a Kylie Jennas and Mac!

Can we all just take a moment to gaze at my flat lay, I am so impressed with myself for this one! 


Nyx are a cruelty free brand, American and reasonably priced. What more could you want?

DIWAH Customised Jewellery *

When DIWAH offered me the chance to make my own personalised jewellery how could I say no. I mean come on I am a girl at the end of the day. Due to unforeseen circumstances the DIWAH team were unable to make my necklace in time and therefore offered me additional compensation by way of a personalised bracelet to match my necklace. The personalised bracelet service is a new service the DIWAH team provide and I was lucky enough to be one of the first to get one made.


Glossybox June 2016

This months Glossybox has been a big improvement with 4 full size products and an additional freebie item.


My Little Box June 2016 Summer Vibes Edition

I LOVE and I mean LOVE this box, seriously every month is better than the last! Lately we seem to be getting extra little items too! You cant moan at that! This months bag was a Swimsuit Pouch, R.R.P £6.00. I am a little weird and LOVE the rubber smell.


What's in My Bag - Travel Edition

Right so because my previous What’s in my Bag post went off without a hitch, I thought it would be fun to do one for my travel bag/s.

As you may already be aware I am jetting off to USA and cannot wait although I will miss Harley terribly. I have also been involved in a car accident so cannot carry too much or move very fast, although it’s all muscular and whiplash I am still in pain. Therefore poor old Adam has to carry all the bags :P

Sainsbury's Tu Haul

Everyone loves a little splurge every now and again and when I popped into to Sainsbury's one lunch time and there was a 50% off sale I had to have a snout about. 


These flip-flops are to die for, although they weren't in the sale for £14 I had to have them. I only own one other pair and with my USA trip coming up I needed to get them for the hot weather. They are super comfy and go well with just about anything.


Now I probably didn't need 'another' bag, however come one girls just look at it! I also thought even though I do have a crappy travel bag for USA, having a nice one for the casual days out would be nice too. I especially bought it because it was in the sale for £9.00, now that's a bargain! It is the perfect size for all my essentials, and the open cut work detail is gorgeous, along with the pastel purple colour making it perfect for the summer.


These earrings weren't in the sale, however I was actually in need of some new ones having thrown a load of mismatched ones away. They were £7.00 and are really cute, I really liked the fact that they do not exactly match. These again will go with pretty much any outfit and are even good for work as they aren't too over the top.


Last but not least are these new boots! I love my boots, especially now owning a dog wearing heels is not practical half the time, I mean imagine trying to hold onto an extremely strong dog whilst balancing on your heels... not going to happen believe me I've tried. So when I spotted these for just £10.00 I had to have them. They are cute ankle boots that are so comfortable and again can go with pretty much any outfit. I think the cutwork detail and airy material are great for the summer, if the heat actually stays, blasted UK weather.


Have you found any bargains recently?

Look Incredible Beauty Box May 2016

I have got a bit of an obsession with subscription boxes and follow Which Beauty Box UK and after having a little snout came across Look Incredible.
 


Love Me Beauty May 2016

Love  Me Beauty has been a bit disappointing these last two months and even my June order is not very exciting, I will not be continuing my subscription with them as their selection has been shockingly poor.
 
 

May Lookback

 
As with each month, I have to try and remember what the hell I got up too... usually turning to Facebook as a reliable source of information. 
 
Home & Job
We are all settled in now, and loving the space. I have made done a lot of DIY which I aim to get put into craft posts for you lovely people. Yes that is a reindeer in my room, but you should act like it's Christmas everyday!!!
 


With my new role, I am really happy. The team and work environment is really nice and I am settling in great. The company are really pushing me to further my career, to get Chartered as soon as possible... next September!!! Insert *shocked* emoji.

Love Life
What can I sa, there really isn't much going on. I am pretty much in the same place I was last month, however I have branched out to someone I do still love despite all that has gone down. I just hope that he will at least speak to me and maybe even see what happens.. watch this space.
 



Harley the Dog
Harley is such a nightmare! She honestly is the clumsiest dog I know, she has cut her side!!! Thankfully it hasn't needed to be stitched, however I have had to put her cone on everyday when I am not with her.
 
My Dog Club, Wensum Dog Club, hosted a fun day at Frettenham Village Hall and Harley won a Clear Round Rosette in Agility and got 2nd place for the Fastest Recall! So we are very happy to be starting a collection of rosettes. Look at that face.. "and what?!?!?"
 

Harley also got to try out some Tails dog food, check out my review here.
 
 
Al Shaqab Lockinge Day at the Newbury Races
Myslef and fellow blogger and best friend Christie attended the Newbury Horse Racing on 14th May 2016. Christie kindly offered me her second free ticket for this day. You can check out my full review of the day here.
 


Goodies
This month has been pretty good for Beauty Boxes, I loved the My Little Beauty box the best with Glossybox coming in second.

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I have also started a new subscription to Look Incredible, and will be doing a full review of the service in June. Look Incredible offer 5 full size high end beauty products in each box, although it is a little more expensive at £18.99 + P&P. Yes this is a MAC lippie and bareMinerals!!!!!
 
 
 
Can't wait to do Junes Lookback!! USA!!!!!
 



Al Shaqab Lockinge Day at the Newbury Races

 
When fellow blogger and best friend Christie asked me to be her plus one for a blogging opportunity and simply a good old day out with my friend, I had no option but to accept.

We attended the race course on the 14th May and where given exclusive access to the Fred Winter suite, where we were treated like royalty.

A little bit about the races... The Al Shaqab Lockinge Day is a unique event, and has been boasted as the highlight of the Flat Racing Season at Newbury racecourse sponsored by Al Shaqab Racing.  Al Shaqab is an Arabic racing group which started in 2011 and soon became one of the grandest of thoroughbred racing and features some of Europe’s finest thoroughbreds going head-to-head.

As well as being a fantastic day of racing it is also known t be one of the social highlights of the summer; with a wide range of activities during the day and live music after the races.

On arrival, we were meant to park in the posh car-park located inn the centre of the racecourse, however we parked in the public area. Bearing in mind this was by accident, however turned out to be a god send when we decided to leave early.

We were given special badges to wear on our wrists which gave us exclusive access to certain areas, after a quick perusal we decided to go and wait for the suite to open up as admittedly we were very hungry. We didn't have to wait long and were greeted with either a glass of pink champagne or freshly squeezed mock tails. We each had a different mock tail and where so impressed to see seeds at the bottom of the glass proving just how fresh it was.

I let the main organiser know about my dietary requirements and he made sure that I had gluten free options all day.
 
We had unlimited food and drink all day and spent the day on the balcony watching the races and doing a lot of people watching. We wouldn't have asked for better weather either, it was so warm and I think we even managed to catch the sun a little bit.

The betting process was a little complex and we had to get the betting man to explain it to us, with that we putdown a whopping £3.00 and won zilch, however we found it exciting so I am glad we did try.

 
When the first race came on we couldn't believe the atmosphere, when the horses headed for the finishing line the amount roars that sounded was astounding and the shear amount of people was gobsmacking. It really is an awe inspiring day, purely due to the atmosphere.


The collection of people in our suite made us feel like we were right in the middle of an episode of Gossip Girl. We swear there was a form of Chuck Bass there, I love it when you can just look at your friend and you both say I'm Chuck Bass at the same time.. knowing exactly what the other was thinking.

We did get a chance to meet some other bloggers however after inviting them over and thinking we may make some friends, I soon realised that I had made a huge mistake. No disrespect and no pun intended but they really were on their own high horses, stating how they have to 'turn stuff down'. I'm sorry but there really is no need to be that way, and to look down on us as if you're gods gift is not something I forget or forgive easily. That said they do really know how to edit the f*** out of a photo.. Catfish comes to mind. *cough* sorry was that too much???



I must admit the more I learnt about horse racing and the injuries that the horses can endure, as well as majority of the time (from what I gather) being put down, the more I dislike it. I don't really see it as a sport in my eyes and feel that the actual day out and spending tome with great friends is what we should focus on.