Thursday, 23 May 2013

The big red sign

Just like most girls I can not walk past a shop that has a sale sign in the window. New Look is always a shop that draws me in. They have some lovely pieces in the sale at the moment. Here are some of the bits I picked  up. 

1. Boxy Tee. £6.99 now £4 
2. Boxy Tee. (red no longer available). £6.99 now £4
3. Dip Hem Peplum. (White no longer available). £7.99 now £3
4. Jacket. (Out of stock). £24.99 now £9
5. Gave my love away Sweat. £12.99 now £5
6. Be Yourself Tee. £9.99 now £4 
7. J'adore Monsieur Swear. (Out of stock). £12.99 now £5 
Total before - £82.93
Total after - £34
Saving of - £48.93 


Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Instagram #5

My name is 'Lottie and I take far to many Instagram pictures!!

1. 'The happiest of people don't necessarily have everything; they just make the best of everything that comes along their way. Happiness lives for those who cry, those who hurt, those who have searched,and those who have tried, for only they can appreciate the importance of people who have touched their lives'. 
2. 'Step into my shoes and walk the life I'm living and if you get as far as I am, just maybe you will see how strong I really am'. 
3. Throw back Thursday - Skyfall premier. Me and Adam Johnson. 
4. New top. 
5. New dress.
6. Off to the west end of the north east to see Joesph and his amazing technocoloured dream coat. 
7. Throw back Thursday - My 18th birthday.
8. Promise, Love, Provoke, Direction, Good luck. 
9. 'People will question all the good things they hear about you but believe all the bad without a second thought.' 
10. 'I have decided that I no longer want to be an adult ... if anyone needs me I will be in my couch cushion fort ... colouring'.   
11. I live in this cardigan.  
12. New tattoo healing nicely.
13. Throw back Thursday. Spongebob cake for my 18th.
14. Throw back Thursday. My 18th birthday cake. 
15. International sibling day. Love you Stacey ♥. 

1. New dress. 
2. Cardigan out again. 
3. Crappy day. 
4. Waiting for Joesph to start. 
5. Amazing desert shared with the sister. 
6. Casual OOTD. 
7. The difference in 16 weeks.
8. New purchases. 
9. The cardigan again :p.  
10. 'Fake friends believe in rumors, Real friends believe in you'. 
11. New tattoo. 
12. Just me. 
13.'Life is too short to worry about stupid things. Have fun. Fall in love. Regret nothing and don't let people bring you down'.
14. Nail caviar. 
15. My lovely sister :). 

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Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Meet my sister

If you follow me on twitter or instagram (lottiejxo) then you will more then likely know that I have an older sister named Stacey. Today she is making an appearance on my blog and we are going to do the sister tag so you can find out a bit more about the two of us. Enjoy!

1. How old are you both?
Stacey - 26.
Lottie -  20.

2. Who is the oldest?
Stacey - Me.
Lottie - Stacey.

3. Full sisters/half/step?
Stacey - Full.
Lottie - Full.

4. Are you close?
Stacey - Yes.
Lottie - Yes.

5. Do people ever get you mixed up?
Stacey - Yes.
Lottie - Yes, our mother does.

6. Any nicknames?
Stacey - Lottie.
Lottie - S.

7. Describe each other with one word.
Stacey - Crazy.
Lottie - Lovely but if it is a Friday mental :p.

8. Whats the best thing about one another?
Stacey - She makes me laugh if I'm having a crappy day.
Lottie - She buys me amazing presents.

9. What is something that annoys you about the other person?
Stacey - She is a hoarder.
Lottie - She says bye more then once.

10. Do you hang out and do things together?
Stacey - Yes.
Lottie - Yes we have day trips.

11. If you could go anywhere in the world together, where would it be and why?
Stacey - New York to go shopping.
Lottie - Anywhere with a Sephora.

12. Who takes longer to get ready?
Stacey - Lottie.
Lottie - Me.

13. Who is the most creative?
Stacey - Lottie.
Lottie - Me.

14. What's your favorite memory together?
Stacey - Any of our day trips / adventures.
Lottie - Stacey's graduation.

15. What's your most memorable argument?
Stacey - When Lottie scared me for life with a scratch on my foot.
Lottie - Scaring Stacey for life.

16. What's the last thing the two of you talked about
Stacey - Sour skittles.
Lottie - My need for sour skittles.

17. What's your favorite inside joke.
Stacey - Chris brown :p.
Lottie - BUS! and potato head.

18. What's your funniest memory of each other?
Stacey - Lottie confusion between Pilates being food not exercise.
Lottie - Stacey thinking the 1p sale was the same as buy one get one free.

19. What's one thing you can do that your sister can't?
Stacey - I can bend my legs in weird ways.
Lottie - I can drive. 

20. If your sister was an animal what would she be ?
Stacey - A penguin.
Lottie - A cat as she likes to sleep.

Friday, 5 April 2013

Instagram #4

1. Throw back Thursday. 2009. The day my sister graduated. Very proud little sister. 
2. One of my Christmas presents from my sister was tickets for Hairspray the musical. Amazing musical I would recommend going to see it. 
3. Just me. 
4. A purchase from the new look sale. 
5. Presents from the sister. Paris box from Store21, Candle from Store21, Revlon Girlie nail polish, Relvon nearly naked foundation, Barry M mascara and No7 face wipes. 
6. Saturday night calls for pizza and garlic bread. 
7. POTD - Products of the day. 
8. Nandos date with the sister. 
9. POTD - Products of the day.
10. Warm chocolate fudge cake for my mams birthday. 
11. POTD - Products of the day.
12. Simple Sunday face and jumper. 
13. Dinner with the sister. BBQ Chicken panini
14. New York city chic. Top £4 Primark. 
15. Just me. 
16. One away from winning a car. How exciting ;) 

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Sunday, 31 March 2013

Favourites #1

As March draws to a close (can you believe we are 3 months into 2013?!) I thought I would do my first favourites post. I really enjoy watching favourite videos and reading blog posts at the end of every month so I thought I would say a few of my makeup favourites along with my youtuber and blogger of March with you all. 

Smashbox photo finish foundation primer and MUA undress your skin flawless skin primer. Both smoothing primers that leave my skin feeling incredibly soft ready for the perfect base.  

If you read blogs or watch youtube videos you will have seen all the hype over the new Revlon nearly naked foundation. I love the dewy, medium coverage finish it gives. To go with the foundation this month I have been loving the Maybelline fit me powder. I love finish I get from wearing them both together and my makeup for as long as I need it to last. 

For most of March I wore the same eye look everyday so I knew these three items had to be in my favourites. To create this months eye look I have been using rimmel exaggerate undercover shadow primer which is just a simple white eye primer. Over the top of this all over the lid I have been putting Clinique shadow chubby stick in ample amber which is a lovely bronze colour then blending tempting mocha over the top with a Mac 217 and using french vanilla as a brow highlight. Both colours mentioned are from the Estee Lauder deluxe eyeshadow compact. 

Anyone who knows me knows I am a mascara whore. I love trying new mascaras. I don't tend to use one mascara at a time as I like the effects different mascaras give when used together. This month I have been using MUA extreme curl mascara which I am actually trying to use up but I love the curl it gives my lashes and for £2 it is a bargain. My second favourite for March is Maybelline the rocket mascara. There has been a lot of 50/50 reviews on this mascara but I love the volume it gives my lashes and luckily I find it doesn't clump my lashes together. For my bottom lashes I have been loving Clinique lash power mascara.  

I am also a bit of a blusher whore as well and tend to wear a different blusher everyday but in the month of March I have used 2 blushers all month so they must be pretty special. The first one I have been loving is a gorgeous new product from Avon. Avon class this as a highlighter but as you can see from the picture it has a gorgeous pinky colour to it. I would say it is a 2 in 1 product. It gives your cheeks a lovely natural glow. My other favourite this month is the Urban decay naked flushed palette. The blush is a gorgeous plumy pink colour and amazing for everyday use. 

My lipstick of the month has to be Mac creme cup. This lipstick is a staple for most people. A gorgeous nudey pink colour. I have been loving this lipstick for a quick lip as I am rushing out the door on a morning. 

Perfume of the month has been Naughty Alice by Vivienne Westwood. A lovely scent for spring even with the terrible weather the North east is having at the moment. 

Youtuber of the month - Notes from my closet. I have been loving Rachel's channel. I have been really enjoying her vlogs and her investment closet videos. Go check out her channel and say Hi! 
Blogger of the month - Freshbeautyxox. Shona's blog is a one I am always having a neb on. There is always something for everyone on Shona's blog whether it be a haul, a review or a 'How to'. Go check out her blog and say Hi! 

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

50 facts about me

I have seen this tag floating around YouTube for some time now and thought to myself there is no way I can think of 50 facts about myself. Ipad notes at the ready I started to list facts about myself and found that once I got going I could think of loads. So here are 50 facts about myself. 

1. I have 1 older sister named Stacey. 
2. My dad is my best friend and role model.
3. My other half is saved as plop face in my phone.
4. I hate worms.
5. My favourite movie is monster inc. Boo is so cute.
6. I only buy vogue when it is on special.
7. I want to meet Ray Winston so he can say, 'You're nicked you slag.'
8. I love a bit of one direction.
9. My dad is responsible for my love of showaddywaddy.
10. I have two tattoos.
11. Being ill scares me. 
12. I won't go to my local bowling alley.
13. Staff at my doctors know me by name.
14. I love penguins.
15. I had a hand made spongebob cake for my 18th.
16. I have a double bed and love to starfish.
17.Learning to drive and being able to do it makes me feel like I have achieved something.
18. My dad calls me tupps and has done ever since I was born. 
19. I hated school.
20. I hate going to the hairdressers.
21. My rabbit died the same day as my grandad.
22. I love paris.
23. I love f1 and Lewis Hamilton is my favourite.
24. My parents are saved in my phone as mammy and daddy.
25. My sister makes amazing brownies.
26. I love the queen and my ipad case has her on it. 
27. I care to much about what others think.
28. I would love to have my own business.
29. Being alone scares me.
30. Being out in the dark scares me.
31. I love quotes. 
32. I have loads of socks but always seem to have flat shoes on.
33. I have had ligament damage five times in my foot. 
34. Sausage beans and chips is my comfort food.
35. My mam makes the best Yorkshire puddings.
36. My nana makes the best bread and scones ever.
37. I have never seen any superhero films.
38. Lee Evans is my favourite comedian and I can resist live at the 02.
39. I could live on McDonald's chips.
40. I'm a mega fussy eater.
41. I have met Adam Johnson and he asked if I was okay and put his arm round me.
42. I went to the north east premier of Skyfall.
43. I love candles.
44. Date night with my sister makes me happy.
45. I know what I want to call my children.
46. I love Instagram. Follow me on instagram - Lottiejxo.  
47. I make an amazing cup of tea.
48. I am 4ft 10 and have been since I was about 13.
49. I own a real McQueen scarf.
50. I own a mulberry purse.

Instagram #3

1. New brush holder. 
2. Mine and my other half's dinner looked like a kids dinner.
3. 'We are all a little weird and life's a little weird and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love ♥'
4. 'Nobody is perfect and nobody deserves to be perfect. Nobody has it easy and everybody has issues. You never know what people are going through. So pause before you start judging, criticizing or mocking others. Everybody is fighting their own unique war.'
5. Feast for 3.
6. 'All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.'
7. 'Surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers, the believers and thinkers but most of all surround yourself with those who see greatness within you, even when you don't see it yourself.'
8. Myself.
9. Another picture of my new hair.
10. After the hairdressers. 
11. Me ready for another long day.
12. New Primark makeup bag.
13. Haul. Primark makeup bag, Clinique free gift, Dainty doll blusher and Smashbox starter kit. 
14. Pizzahut express with the sister.
15. McDonalds with the sister.
16. Potatoe skins with bbq sauce for dinner. Yum
17. New phone case thanks to the sister. 
18. Hair up kind of day. 

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