Little clothes sale! Zara,Next,Topshop and more! **FINISHED**

Hello you!
I am currently selling just a few items of on eBay, mainly clothes and two pairs of shoes. If you would like to take a quick trip over to my page to have a look I would really appreciate it!
Everything starting from 0.99p
I am selling -
Zara Premium Wash Collection Jeans - Size 36 - Size 8
** Featured in my previous post**
Missguided Floral Playsuit - Size M/L - New without tags
Next Black Detailed Collar Dress - Size 8 - New with tags
Topshop Purple Bodycon Dress - Size 10 - New with tags
AX Parix Nude and Black Bodycon Dress - Size 10 New without tags
Next Nude High Heels - Size 5 - New without tags
Barratt's Black Corsage Ballerina's - Size 5 - New without tags, but still with stickers
Still available online at £22
So feel free just to go and take a little peak at the items I have for sale. If this goes well I have a lot more new clothes that I would like to put up!
Thank you for taking your time to read this.
Fingers crossed I should be receiving a package from H&M soon so I will be writing another post on that.
Nat Xxx


My lipstick/lipgloss collection - Best and Worst!

My lipstick/lipgloss collection

Hello everybody, again I apologize for not posting anything for absolute ages.
I hope that everyone has had a brilliant time in this beautiful weather we have been lucky enough to have!
I was looking through my make-up box the other day and realised just how many lipsticks/lip-glosses I own. Many that I have never really tried/worn. So I decided as I hadn't written a post in months I would write about this. I know that when I am looking at purchasing a new make up product I often look online at YouTube or other blog posts to see what other people think of it.

Also looking at my small collection that I have, I noticed that I do play it very safe with colours. Generally light pinks.. So I defiantly think its time for me to step out of my comfort zone.
I will start with my Top 5 favourite lipsticks/lip-glosses

L'Oreal Glam Shine Stain Splash
- 200 Princess

I purchased this about 2 months ago after seeing the advert on the TV with Cheryl Cole **Guilty face** I liked the statement that it said 'feels like water' and it also is meant to last for 6+ hours. I bought it in the shade 200 Princess. This is quite a daring choice for me, as I generally stick to peach/nude colours. I love the wand on this lip-gloss, its a great size and shape. I would say from my experience of wearing this lip-gloss that this lasts between 3-4hours. But you do have to re-apply if you have a drink or eat anything!  Its currently £7.99.
benefit ultra shine lip shine
- foxy lady

I had this bought for me for Christmas. I am a massive fan of benefit - especially their bronzers/blushers. I absolutely love this lip-gloss, the colour is a beautiful bright pink but not too overpowering. It has a subtle sparkle to it, suitable for special nights out. I love the design of the packaging its a great size to pop into your clutch bag. The only thing I wish was different was the wand. If only the wand was the same size and shape as the L'Oreal one!!!
Having looked online on the benefit website these lip-glosses are now only £7 reduced from £14. So quickly go grab one. I may purchase 2 and be really cheeky!!!
- Shade 5 -Pucker up

This lip-gloss featured in one of my very first blog posts. I like this colour so so much and am a little upset to see that they know longer have this brand. I don't have much left. Its such a gorgeous bright coral lipstick which is also very moisturising. The packaging is also very cute. I will have to look for a replacement for this. Does anybody know a good similar colour?

 Here is the cringy photo from nearly 2 years ago!
Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick
- 006 Pink Blush

This lipstick is the best smelling lipstick EVER. Every time I put this on I just want to eat it.
Its a lovely subtle, dusky pink that I often wear for casual evenings.. To the cinema, dinner etc.
It has a lovely creamy texture that isn't too drying on the lips. I find it lasts for about 5hours. I will purchase this lipstick again and again as it never fails me.
Its currently £4.99
Avon glazewear shine lipgloss
- Peach Fizz

This may surprise some of you as I normally don't get on with Avon lip products. I really love this! I wear this every day to work. It just gives you a hint of colour with a subtle shine. They do various other colours, but I chose this as I love nudes. I think it was on a special offer of £2.50 but may be more now.
I think everybody should try one or two Avon lip-glosses. They may be very cheap but they are brilliant! I wear this every single day to work..
1 Product that I am trying to use more
Revlon ColourBurst Lip Butter
- 095 Crème Brulee

These lip butters had SOOOO much hype. I put off buying one for so long. I thought that for what they are they were overpriced at £7.99. After trying it for a week I really didn't get on with it. So I put it in my make-up box and didn't rediscover it until I started writing this. I have got it on today and must say maybe I was a little hasty in putting it to one side. I love the colour and the packaging, I may try another of the colours. The only down side to this product is I found it dried my lips out if I wore it continuously. I'm sure that other people feel the same as I did at the start.

5 Products that I wish I had never bought

 Now I know the statement above may seem a little strong, but I have given these products a good go. But just feel they are all a big let down.
Rimmel Lasting Finish 1000 Kisses
Transferproof Lip Tint + Balm.
- 600 Carry on Cherry

Again this lipbalm/lipstain was talked about by lots of beauty guru's. I rushed out and picked one up, because there was so much hype over these the only colour I could get at the time was Carry on Cherry. I never really wear reds. So this was the first downside. I found it difficult to apply. It looked like you had clown lips if you weren't 100% accurate. I also hated the smell of the tint. I didn't feel that the balm locked the tint on like it was supposed to. Overall I would not purchase this again.
Now the next two products are from MUA. Some of you may say 'well it was only a £1' BUT many of the MUA products are brilliant. I use the MUA eyebrow pencil everyday!
MUA Out There Plumping Lip Gloss
-Peach Shimmer
I bought this lip-gloss for the colour I thought it was eye catching. I have had lip glosses with lip plumping agents before. You may feel a slight tingle, BUT WARNING. I was in so much pain with it. It felt like I had been stung on my lips by a bee! I know that this is meant to plump your lips.. I spent about 2 minutes thinking that it couldn't get any worse. So I had to wipe it off which was a shame. As the colour was great..

MUA Lipstick

This lipstick doesn't have a code or name. I would describe it as a pastel baby pink. Again I bought it mainly for the colour. At £1 I can't really complain, but I just felt like the colour didn't come up as good as it looks. I think I will be giving this to my 8 year old sister for her dressing up box...
I had to do the swatch on my arm as you couldn't see it on my hand!
Rimmel Kate Lasting Finish Lipstick
- 001

With this lipstick I think that it was possibly my fault for choosing this particular colour. It is just far too dark for me skin tone. I dare say that if I purchased another colour in this range I would like it. I just really wanted to step out of my comfort zone with this colour. Does anybody have any suggestions for this range?
Collection 2000 Lasting Colour Lipstick
- 2 Pink Shock

This colour is true to its name. Very shocking! I just think that it is a bit too bright for me. Possibly I could wear it for fancy dress.. But I take my hat off to anybody who can pull this off. I just find that even though my teeth aren't perfectly white.. They do make them look slightly yellow :( Overall not a bad lipstick..
But for £2.50 you can't go wrong with other colours.
Lipstick/Lip-glosses that are ok..

This was a category that I put the last 5 into. They are average.. I just think that they could do with being a tad more exciting!
Guerlain Shine Automatique Hydrating Lip Shine
-260 Jardin de Bagatelle
I purchased this at the airport before my holiday. The one thing that I will say that the packaging is stunning. But the product itself just lets it down. This is the most expensive lipstick I have ever bought and have just found it disappointing. The colour when you look at it is a gorgeous rose gold colour. But when you transfer to your lips is a whishy washy colour. Am I applying this wrong?!
For £24.50 I just feel a tad stupid for buying and should of possibly stuck with my trusty Rimmel!
Ted Baker Lipstick Pens
I got these two lipstick pens as part of a Christmas gift pack. I would say they are similar to Clinique Chubby Lip Balm sticks. I haven't yet really tried these, but don't think that the purple tinted colour would suit me. I also don't know how moisturising they will be.. We will see. I will try them and maybe do a post on them.
benefit silky finish lipstick
- lady's choice
They no longer stock this colour anymore, but I have found one which I think is similar (good to go)
I just think that this colour is something and nothing. I wear it on days when I'm not doing much. It just isn't that special! If you wanted to get any other colours then the benefit website currently has all of there silky finish lipsticks for £7 reduced from £14.
L'Oreal Lipstick Rouge Caresse
-01 Fashionista Pink
I bought this from feel unique as it was in the sale. I liked the colour as once again it was a cute baby pink. I liked the packaging as well. I just feel that the colour doesn't come out as well on your lips. Maybe you need to do several layers. But for me I like a lipstick that is quick to apply.

 The lipsticks are in order from left to right. I didn't feel that I needed to do a swatch of each one as they are all the same more or less. (Boring)
I hope that this post has been helpful and not too long.
Any questions don't hesitate to ask me!
Thanks again for reading,
Nat Xxx

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a teeny tiny clothes haul?!

hello there.

I hadn't been shopping since my birthday since back in November so decided it just had to be done. What with having moved out two months ago, money was the only problem. So since January I had been saving my tips from work and any spare money I had left after all those pesky bills.

Myself and my friend Hazel decided to go to Brighton, which is about an hour away from us. It has such a amazing range of shops and most of them are much bigger then the norm.

I wanted to get lots of summery things, I am SO FED UP of this miserable cold weather. All the shops had the same colour themes going on. Lots of aztec prints going on.

Midi dresses have been very popular already this last winter/spring, but most of the shops I went into they had them all ready for summer. So I decided to be brave and a little daring and bought 3... For me this is very brave as I was unsure if they suited me. You could pair them with some cute dolly shoes for the day time and dress them up with a leather jacket and heels for an evening look. I found all three in New Look for £12.99 each. Plus it was 25% off in store that day! Bargain.

This dress is my favourite out of the three that I bought. I love the peachy/coral colours aswell as the aztec print. I have teamed this with black court shoes and a blazer.

Primark doesn't always have things I like. So I was pleasently surprised when I went in on tuesday. I bought two printed scarfs. One with a leopard print cross pattern and the other a oversized peachy/lavender leopard print on. They are such good value at £3 each.

From Zara I bought a pair of jeans and a top. The jeans were £29.99. I love the ripped effect on them. The top has really differant detailing to what I normally would go for.I am also wearing the super cute peep toe flats which were £8 from Primark. They will go with lots of differant outfits. They are really comfy aswell (Which doesn't always happen with Primark shoes)

I managed to find this dusty pink blazer in the sale section, I have been looking for one for absolutly ages now but I thought at the price of £7 you couldn't really go wrong.

H&M had some really amazing things too! I bought this grey thin jumper perfect for these not so warm days. Its a lovely fit and isn't too thin (if that makes sense) You could wear it with jeans or like I have done with leggings, dolly shoes, scarf and possibly a leather jacket.

This sleeveless denim shirt was a bargain at £14.99. You could either wear it over a dress or just as it is. Or just wear it on its own with leggings and converses/plimsoles like I have done here. These plimsoles were from Primark for £6!! I wanted to buy some vans for ages now, but couldn't justify buying some for £50. I wasn't sure if they were going to suit me either... What do you think?

Waterfall skirts are very much in this season. I bought two. This first one was from River Islands sale. It has a cute black floral pattern and has a lining underneath. I have worn it with a pale pink vest top, my new look denim gilet and the primark tan peep toe shoes.

The other waterfall skirt was from H&M. It has a black and white aztec print. I just changed over the colour of the vest top and changed the belt. I think I will be wearing lots of these this 'summer'.

That was just a few little bits of my quite succsessful shopping trip. If there is anything I haven't mentioned, feel free to ask questions.

As always, thank you very much for reading my going ons..

Nat xxx

Also a big thank you to my boyfriend - Ryan for helping me take all of the lovely photos!


the nominees for the liebster award are..

Hello there,

I was nominated by Amelia Rosales for the liebster award. I had to pick 11 of my favourite bloggers with less then 200 followers and then ask them the 11 questions that I had answered.

My nominations are -

Ariana- ridingintowncarswithboys

And the questions will are:

1) What do you like the most about blogging?

2) What is your favorite topic to talk about?

3) Why did you choose the name of your blog?

4) What's your favourite TV series?

5) In which place would you love to live in?

6) Which is your favorite fashion blog, and why?

7) What's your favorite color?

8) If you could be a superhero, which would be your name?

9) Who's your favorite designer?

10) What is your favourite quote?

11) What are your blogging plans for 2013?

If you click on this link you will see my answers!
Click here..

nat xxx


liebster award answers

These are my answers for the liebster awards.
I was nominated by Ameila Rosales and Natalie (<<take a look at their blogs)

1. Why did you start your blog?
I started my blog about a year ago now, the reason being I bought a lot of things in the sale and wanted to tell people about it! I don't have a hobby as such, so this was something to do.

2. What is your favorite topic to write about?
Probably clothes. Although now I am moving into my own place, I would like to blog about house things. It may not go down as well as beauty and fashionable things.. (watch this space)

3. Who is your favourite designer?
I am really not into expensive fashion labels. I shop in highstreet shops - Topshop, River Island and Warehouse being my favourites!

4. Where is your favourite travel destination?
I haven't been but the one place I want to go is New York. My favourite holiday destination so far has been Turkey.

5. What is your favorite trend?
Peplum has been my favourite trend of 2012. It is flattering on everybody. Burgandy has also been huge and its a gorgeous colour.

6. What actress would you choose to play you in a movie about your life?
I would choose Anne Hathaway. I think she is an amazing actress and seems really down to earth. She is beautiful!

7. What are your goals with your blog?
I love writing blogs, so I would like to write about lifestyle. It would be nice to do something slightly differant. I think people can relate to lifestyle blogs.
8.What are your new years resolutions for 2013?
I would like to save more money, even if it is only £1 a week. I waste my money on such rubbish. I would also like to start running. I really would..
9. Do you have any pets?
As I live at home my parents have two dogs. A four year old black labrador called Ozzy & a 2 year old german shephard called Pippa. Ryan and I have a bearded dragon together called Dwayne. He is so cute!

10. What is your favourite memory of 2012?
Probably qualifing as a Hairdresser. It seemed to just go on for ages as I had problems with the college I went too. But now I am fully qualified the skys the limit!
11. What advice would you give to a new blogger?
Write things that interest you, not what you think others are interested in. Enjoy it andt ake your time writing. Photos are a brilliant way to show what you are talking about.
Thank you so much to all of my new followers. Never did I think when I started would I have nearly 60 people following and watching my blog! I hope that 2013 brings you what you wish for. 2013 is going to be a big year for me. Time to grow up and be independant :)
2013 make it your year
Love nat


Get to know me tag

Hello there!

As I have only written a few blogs I thought about doing a tag. This way maybe some people who read all of my blogs will get to know me a little bit better. I haven't ever done one of these and found it quite fun! Since writing my last two blogs over christmas I have gained a few more followers. Thank you ever so much, it means a lot knowing people read little old me rambling on and on.

So lets get going!
13 tag questions for 2013 

1. What do you order at Starbucks?
I don't very often go to starbucks. In the town where I go to shop they only have a Costa coffee. So I usually have a hazelnut/caramel latte. But back in October from Starbucks I had one of there special Pumpkin Spice Latte. IT WAS AMAZING. I wish all the limited edition flavours they bring out they would keep. SO SO yum!

2. What's one thing in your wardrobe that you cannot live without?
This is a tricky one.. I think possibly my denim jacket/shirt. I can wear it all year round with lots of outfits. In the spring I would layer it over tops. Summer I would wear it as a jacket over my maxi dresses etc. Autumn I would wear it with my favourite colours for that time of year - burgandys purples coppers.Winter I again layer with snoods, tops, skirts etc. 

3. Where is your favourite place?
London! I tend to go about 5x a year. My mum was the one person who made me fall in love with the city. Every time I go there you discover something new - See a new sight - Walk into a new shop
4. Name one thing that you want to do before you die
 Travel more. I know that isn't one thing inparticular, but I would love to go to New York, Australia and Croatia.
5. What's one food that you cannot live without?
Chilli sauce.. The mild one. I know its not really a food. But I literally have it with every meal.., I would have it with my breakfast if I could. (not at all weird) 
6. Where were you born?
Oxford, England. 
7. What is your favourite season/time of the year?
Autumn! Probably because its my birthday in November. But it just generally is a beautiful time of year. Its not cold but not warm, the leaves are all changing colours and christmas is on its way!
8. What's your number one most listened to song on iTunes?
I just looked - Ellie Goulding - Your song. This is news to me, I do like the song. But I often put it on shuffle and i think it must get picked quite a lot. My favourite song at this moment in time is Impossible - James Arthur.
9. Furthest you have been away from home
My holiday to turkey with my boyfriend in May 2012. I loved it!
10. Favorite number
I don't have one. Probably 3 which is strange. I like how things look in three's.
11. Two hobbies
Blogging - Even though I have only been blogging for 6 months or so I find it really interesting reading others. When I find insperation for a blog I get really excited. 
Hairdressing - I always knew I wanted to be a hairdresser. So now that I am I enjoy going to work everyday.
12. Favourite perfume 
I have two. (thats cheating right?) 
Hugo Boss Orange - I was bought this three years ago for christmas. At first I really wasn't sure. But each time I smelt I loved it that bit more. It's a unusual smell but one of my favourites.
Calvin Klein Euphoria - My mum had this when I was about 14 in a little tester pot. I have loved it since then. I only ever wear it on special occasions.
13. Favourite highstreet shop 
Oooooh. Now this is difficult. I will have to pick two.. Topshop and River Island!!! 

Thank you for reading these questions!
If you like why don't you do this tag and let your followers get to know you a little better.



12 Favourite items from 2012

Hello there,
Looking back at 2012 the last couple of days, I decided I would collect 12 things that were my favourite buys from the year.

1 - Favourite day bag

I bought this bag on my birthday in November in Brighton. It was from Debenhams - Dune. It was in the sale reduced from £80 to £45. I had been looking for that perfect tan bag literally the whole year! It's a great size with lots of differant compartments.
The link below is the closest match I could find the bag :


2 - Favourite Knitted Jumper or Cardigan

My favourite knitted item was my Cardigan from Miss Selfridge. I bought this the week before Christmas. It's lovely and thick, and a great length. Not too long, or too short. It was £39. The photo on the website looks like the colour on the pattern is a burgandy red, its more a purpley red!
This is the link to the same cardigan:

3 - Favourite evening top

This is my favourite evening top from 2012. I bought it in New Look in Brighton back in November. It was £18.99. I love the detail on the collar. The colour seems to go with pretty much anything. Its slightly longer at the back which is really flattering.
Here is a link to a similar top around the same price range :

4 - Favourite Jeans

My favourite jeans from 2012 are my Topshop Leigh Skinny Jeans. I bought these for a party back in September. They featured in one of my previous posts.. They just seem to fit me really well and are so versatile. Here is a link to the closest match I could find as they no longer sell the same ones :

5 - Favourite Dress

My favourite dress from 2012 is a gorgeous blue bodycon midi dress. It's a beautiful navy blue, which isn't a colour I would normally choose. The shoulders have silvery bead detail. It is from River Island. I would usually wear my favourite glittery shoes with it.
I love the way the dress hangs, with it slightly up at the front it allows you to walk a lot easier.

The shoes that go with this dress were from Topshop. 





6 - Favourite item I thought I would never buy

For ages I thought about buying Converses. I thought they were quite expensive for what they were. I am now wearing them more and more! I would love them in the burgandy colour now.

7 - Favourite boots

My favourite boots from 2012 were from Primark. They are black with silver studs on the back. The heel is a good boost to your height. They are so so comfy! I found a simular pair of boots on Asos. -




8 - Favourite coat

My favourite coat from 2012 is my Vera Moda black duffle coat with my faux fur collar. It was £45 and I got it in January. It is so warm and a good length. I think it is a coat that will be timeless.


9 - Favourite day top

This top I got recently from Topshop for a meal out. It's peplum which is really in at the moment. It is in a gorgeous burgandy colour. It was £35 at the time. At the moment on the topshop website it is £18 in the colour navy. Here is the link -[330510|208527]&noOfRefinements=1

10 - Favourite evening bag

This bag from River Island was my favourite in 2012 to use when I went out in the evening. Its a smaller size. It's a beautiful nude/peach colour with gold detail buckles. When I bought it in the summer it was £28. I found one simular on the River Island website now for £25. -

11 - Favourite make up

In 2012 I suffered with bad skin. I tried lots of differant foundations/concealers/powder combinations. I bought and tried a very expensive foundation from Clinique. This made my skin worse. My favourite make up item from 2012 was Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation in Shade 103 True Ivory. I hope that it continues to work well with my skin! If you haven't tried it! Please do! For £8.99 how can you go wrong?

12 - Favourite skin care

I have already written a blog on my favourite skin care product, which is - Crystal Clear Soothing Cleansing Gel. To read my blog post please click on this link below -
That completes my 12 top items from 2012. I hope you enjoyed reading this blog and am looking forward to what fashion and beauty brings for us all in 2013.
Thanks for reading,