Kylie Cosmetics Summer 2018

Yes i've bought another lot of Kylie Cosmetics this summer, and this time a bright lip kit called "On Wednesdays" !

Which i find hilarious as its based on the Mean Girls "on Wednesdays we wear pink" famous comment, so I had to snap it up!
I tried it on as above, and thought it was way too bright, and oh my goodness i've picked wrong here! But through the day I got used to it and think it could be my fave now!

I then got all 3 of the super glitter glosses, of whcih i didn't realise HOW glittery they'd be!
This one is Go Bananas, a yellowy gold colour, perfect for these hot summer months for sure!

I like this gloss the best Don't Slip, a pink colour which can be worn alone like here, or can be swept across another lip colour, which I think I might try next time!

Finally in the trio is this one Chill Peel, which is super purple, so i am SO unsure of it! It looks like a clubbers heaven, but mine not so much, so this could be one for Halloween sadly! But I'll give it another go sometime I'm sure!

All in all, the summer collection is good, but my favourite is always the Birthday collection, so i am primed for tomorrow to snap up some goodies, like the mini mattes and eye shadows!

The Ivy Harrogate

The Ivy Harrogate opened earlier in the year, and we had to try it out, as we loved the one in Covent Garden London, and let me tell you, it didn't disappoint!

On Sunday we headed there for brunch, and I'd booked us in, and requested an outside table, which I am so glad of, as the outside was SO lovely!

A botanical masterpiece, filled with lots of colour, and cute cafe seating area, it was the perfect sunny Sunday choice to eat. The menu was amazing, and coffee pots were a great pick me up!
I went for Avocado, Eggs and Spinach, on English muffin, which is topped with hollandaise sauce and a pot of chips! Plus a coffee pot and orange juice. It was delicious! We made such great choices, with the girls having eggs Benedict, eggs Royale and steak sandwich.

We all had two coffees and a juice. Now the shocking part is the bill, as it was £22.50, not extortionate, and the 2nd coffees were free! That is pretty great!

We had to get a photo, or several outside the gorgeous backdrop of The Icy and the amazing hanging flowers! I have my new profile photo right there! Such a delightful Sunday, and one we will definitely be doing again soon! :)

Clarins is the one for me!

A bold statement, but truly Clarins is the one for me. I admit I thought this was another counter for old women, for anti wrinkle cream. However, since heading there to meet Caroline Hirons back in May, see below (!) I fell for the brand hard, with its sumptuous lotions and creamy skincare!

I really like the Clarins lip oil, and have the Tangerine one on the go right now, as it moisturises my lips, and makes them shine without that sticky thing lip-gloss gives! 
I have also been using the day cream loads, with a SPF of 20, and a no fragrance, and with it being in a pink package, it is perfect for me. The cream is rich, but sinks in without any residue or heavy feeling, and not oily!

This week there's a free gift at Debenhams which i grabbed on Friday! Buy 1 skincare& 1 other item, and get the choice of 2 beauty drawers! The mirror in there is adorable!

The Clarins Limited Edition compact with flamingos is super cool, and I had to get it when I saw it! Also the compact bronzer/ highlighter is huge! Perfect for a massive swish of a face brush! My new fave for summer, as I use bronzer and nothing more!
So, there you go, my new favourite brand, of which ALL ages can use and love!

This weeks round up

This week has been pretty sweet ith meals out, work trips to Manchester and good make up buys!

Manchester on Monday to a Furniture Show to scout the competition for beds and bedroom accessories.

Wednesday was a meal with the girls at a local place which does 2 for 1.
I got to have a Aperol Spritz too as a mid week treat. Ok, i had two of them!

Thursday i headed to the Topshop sale place. It hosts a sale every 2 weeks of seconds or recalled items from the Topshop/ Arcadia warehouse. I got all this for £38! The sandals are my new faves!

Friday i headed to a Clarins counter for some new skincare and that gorgeous Limited Edition flamingo bronzer compact!

So right now i'm uploading this, doing my hair and off to Harrogate for The Ivy brunch with my girls :)

Have a great weekend everyone! :)

Corfu 2018

For this years summer holiday we headed back to Greece, after 8 long years of not going and optong for Turkey, in June we went to Corfu and it was amazing.

With small coves at the beach with aqua clear water, and the best food on the planet, Greece is by far my favourite holiday destination.

We went for 2 weeks of relaxation and sun, we got both! There were a few nighta of thunder, but during the day the temperatures soared and i have an amazing tan. Luckily with this weather my tan has being topped up each week too!

Blurry photo courtesy of Mama

I would so recommend Corfu to everyone who wants a quiet holiday. There’s a few bars if you want a night out, or beach bara to chill out with plus shops to grab some bargains in.

It only cost £650 all inclusive with Thomas Cook for 2 weeks! Get yourself booked for this summer or plan ahead for next year!