Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Day thirteen.

My Monthly Faves
Hey guys!
So its July! How the hell did that come about? This year is just flying by and I now only have one year until our big day! So seeing as its now July I thought I would blog about all the things I loved through June.

First up is this moisturiser. It's by Garnier and only cost me £2.99 as it was on a half price offer. They do a whole range of these moisturisers for all different skin types and I got the kind of extreme moisture one as I find I get incredibly dry skin after using some primers! The main thing I love about this product is the smell, I find that if I like the smell of a product then I am more likely to use it, and this smells delicious. Also I find it very moisturising, it is very thick when out squeeze it out but once applied it smooths out nicely and has an almost silky texture to it! A must buy for a bargain price!

Next is the Rimmel Scandeleyes mascara, this cost my £4.99 as I bought it in Superdrug for the introductory price but the normal rrp is £7.99. This is by far the best 'drug store' mascara I have ever used! It gives a natural look with one application but also builds up to give a lot of length and volume to the lashes.

The Lee Stafford hair products are just travel size products I bought to try out as I hate buying full size items I have never used before, just in case I don't like them. But I am definitely going to repurchase the full size once I've used these up. They are the heat protector spray and shine spray; the heat protector basically does what it says on the tin but the thing I love about this range is the smell. And the shine spray is just great for sorting out those fly away hairs!

Now I didn't really understand the craze over BB cream, well not until I tried the Loreal one anyway. I started by using this on holiday as my chummy Aimie had it and I just fell in love with it. Its not great on those days where you want a high coverage foundation but I actually mix it with another foundation for those days! I love the way it looks on the skin as it gives your face a lovely glow, plus, it is super moisturising!

And last but not least is this lip balm, I actually got this in a beauty box a little while ago and never really used it, but these past couple weeks I have been using it every day. I put it on before my make up and by the time I get round to putting on my lipstick my lips are so soft which obviously looks so much nicer than my dry old lips :) 

So that's it guys! My June monthly favourites! How fast this year is going by. Anyway stay tuned for my next post, I have a feeling it will be a haul post as I splurged slightly on a recent shopping trip!

Much love
Becca <3


Monday, 1 July 2013

Day eight.

Wedding :)
Evening guys!!
Doing thigs a little differently today by letting you peak into my wedding folder, here you can see some pictures from a selection of magazine clippings I have collected. I'm going to show you a couple of dress designs I like, table decor and a little bit of mens stuff! 
So firstly this is my little folder where I stash any pictures I pull out of mags or bits and bobs I found whilst I'm out and about. I'm sorry to say I have no idea where this is from as it was a gift but I have seen them in little boutique shops for under £5 so I know they are around!

This was a much larger image but I cropped it down to just this as I love the detailing of buttons down the back, I would love to have a dress like this although so far I think I'm going for a strapless one, I may have to have some detailing like this on the back.

Now this is the shape that I absolutely love! I have actually been to some dress shops and tried on a few dresses in this style and they surprisingly suit me which I am so happy about, I have been told that the style you often like doesn't ever suit you so I was so pleased when I looked in the mirror and actually looked pretty damn good; even if I do say so myself!:)

Again I love the detail of buttons down the back of this dress, I this is the was to get the buttons in the back of the style I like.

Although after saying that I wanted a strapless dress this one I think is especially beautiful! 

A little sneak peak at the kind of thing we are thinking of doing for our centre pieces, not done quite like this but this is where I got the inspiration.

And these are so cute! I actually saw them in our local Paperchase and they look so nice, we may be purchasing these to put around the necks of wine bottles for table numbers!

Now I have two ideas for the plates, I love these personalised napkins with the flower on the plate but I think I am actually swaying towards the bow made from the cloth napkins but instead of using a napkin ring for the middle I would probably use a length of ribbon to tie around the middle.

And if you haven't guessed so already our colour choice is navy and yellow :) we will be having mainly navy but using yellow flowers to brighten up the day as we are having a garden wedding in the summer. 

Just some flowers that I like the look of. I will probably be doing some tutorials of flower arranging while I practice as I am going to attempt to do this myself with the help of my mum who has done flower arranging for weddings in the past :)

This is another idea I think I'm going to use for behind the top table to give it a bit of a back drop.
Men's corner!!

Here are just a couple of bits that I have seen and quite liked for the groom, I think I've actually persuaded my man to have a striped navy shirt instead of a boring white one :) and I thought I'd throw the shoes in too as I thought they were quite fun! 

So there you have it guys, the first insight to wedding ideas and plans so far, obviously we want to keep some things secret until the big day but believe me I will be updating this part of my blog as much as I possibly can!
Much love
Becca <3

Day twelve.

Evening people!
I thought I would give you a little sneak peak at our first bridesmaid hair trails.
Obviously we've got a while yet but seeing as my maid of honor and one of my bridesmaids are both hairdressers we thought, whats the harm in having a play? :)

So here we have some great pictures of one of my girls in curlers :) she is going to hate me for posting this but, no harm in making memories huh!

And here is Emma getting her hair done, she has got quite short hair so we were amazed at how it turned out. I don't think I've mentioned yet, but two of my bridesmaids are my cousins, Hollie (pictures above) and Emma. They are twins so I love that I've got 2 girlies of the same sort of height and figures and they obviously look alike. You don't realize how easy it makes things! 

And here she is again in all her glory! Hair finished and I think it actually looks amazing! Its exactly what I imagined except I didn't realize it would be possible because of the length of her hair but, it was perfect :)

And here is Hollie in all of her shining glory too! She absolutely loved her hair so I was really happy about that :) I've decided to let the girls chose how they want to look on the day as they have to wear the outfit and like their hair and make up.

And finally me!! With curly hair and the front gripped back. After numerous trails so far I have no idea how I want my hair to look, or is it that I know what I want, my hair just won't play ball? I don't know but I think I'm going to let it grow a bit before trying again.

Much love
Becca <3