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26 Jun 2012

Cat Crazy!

Just wanted to share a few cat inspired things I have found recently. I'm not always a big fan of prints but when it's done in the right way I think it's really cute :)

1. Dress - New Look (it appears to have disappeared from the website?) // 2. Top - Zara // 3. Ring - ASOS // 4. Cat shoes - Boohoo // 5.Clutch - ASOS // 6. Ring - River Island // 7. Watch - ASOS // 8. Laptop Case - ASOS

I especially love the laptop case - so cool (and it's on sale! :O)!
Frankie xo
22 Jun 2012

Trip to Flamingo Land (photo heavy!)

Just over a week ago now my dad took me and my boyfriend to Flamingo Land, in Malton. If you don't know it, it's basically a zoo and theme park in one. It was such a fun day that I thought I would share some photos on my blog. I know this isn't beauty related at all but I thought it might be interesting anyway :)

 Tiger chilling out
 tiger - up close! 

 me and oli just after a ride 
 giant tortoise
 lions chilling out

 on the train that goes round the park :)

 one of the rides we went on

 baby meerkats - so cute!
 capybaras - largest rodent in the world
last but not least some penguins!

That's the end of the photos now! If you live in the Yorkshire area I would definitely consider going (if you haven't already). It's a fab day out - there is a great mix of rides and soo many animals to see :)

Frankie xo
10 Jun 2012

Accessorize "Lovely Day" Eyeshadow Palette

I first saw this eyeshadow palette mentioned on Lily's blog and thought "ooh that looks nice" only to subsequently forgot about it. It wasn't till I happened to be browsing the Accessorize makeup stand in superdrug in Brighton that it caught my eye. I was already slightly overexcited as my local superdrug doesn't stock the line and everything was discounted! When I spotted this I knew I had to buy it, originally priced at £8.95 which is already a bargain, it was £3 off so I ended up paying £5.95 (!! :O) And it contains 32 eyeshadows! It's labelled as a neutral palette but does also contain some brighter colours which I like.

First off, I love the packaging. It has a really cute design on the outside and a mirror on the inside which is useful :) Even though it doesn't seem it, it actually feels quite secure when it's closed, so it's not going to pop open if you're travelling. The colour selection is amazing, there are some quite warm toned browns and greens, as well as cool toned greys blues and purples.
My swatching skills aren't the best but I wanted to show how all the colours come out on the skin - it took a while to do them all so hopefully it's worth it!

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(final 2 columns on right)

Although there is some variability in the quality of the eyeshadows, most of them are really pigmented and creamy, some of the matte and paler colours didn't transpire as well onto the skin but I can live with that when I only paid £6! Overall I'm really impressed with the quality and colour range and will definitely get a lot of use out of this!

I'm building up a bit of a collection of eyeshadow palettes now! Think I need to ban myself from buying any more for a while (although I do have my eye on the new MUA undressed palette...).

What do you think of this palette? Any others you would recommend?

Frankie x
2 Jun 2012

Favourite watches under £25

(girl wearing gold watch from a cup fo jo)

I'm not generally a watch person but recently I was having a browse on the accessory section on Asos and some really cute watches caught my eye! This inspired me to do this post on my top watches under £25, I think there are loads of really nice affordable watches out there and I wanted to share my top picks with you.

I don't know much about fashion but I think a watch can really pull together an outfit. A simple outfit with some well thought out jewellery can look great in my opinion.

Do you guys wear watches? Any particular ones you have had your eyes on?

Frankie x