31 August 2014

Life Lately #11

So apologies in advance...most of this week has been pretty yawnsome and boring (and that's not even an understatement!) and consequently a lot of thinking / reflecting / pondering has been done and this is the outcome! 

1. Tom Ford Bronzer - I have been using this a lot this week, mainly because I've been feeling so drab and lack-lustre (you know the feeling you get when your hair needs cutting, your eyebrows are a mess and you desperately need a tan, plus you're suffering the consequences of the eating enough food to feed a small village the weekend before - yeah, that!) now I'm not saying the Tom Ford Bronzer solves all of these 'problems' however there is just something so satisfying about pulling out this bronzer, swirling a huge brush into it and applying liberally all over the face! It's a great bronzer despite being slightly glittery and I've loved using it this week. 

2. Trans-seasonal Cardigan - well, that's a mouthful isn't it?! The weather over the last week in the UK has been our first taste of 'Autumn' (having said that today has been gloriously sunny - UK weather is more confusing than a woman with PMT at the moment!).  It's been quite chilly so this little cardigan I picked up in the sale at Hallhuber (in House of Fraser - link HERE) has been really useful, it's a great little shape (shortish with three quarter length sleeves) and made of really fine wool.  It's great for throwing on over little tops or dresses for work.  The brand, although pricey, has some great pieces for Autumn too - think an upper class Zara! 

3. An Oldie - I walked into a trainer shop recently and they were playing this song that I instantly recognised as something I listened to when I was at Secondary School and it really took me back.  I used Shazam to find out what it was because I couldn't remember (and if you don't have the Shazam app on your phone - hello? where have you been for the last couple of years?!) and it turns out it was Souls of Mischief - 93 'til Infinity  As many of you will know, I like all types of music but this falls into the rap / hip hop genre and has such a great Summer chilled out vibe to it.  I can't wait to the play this in the car! 

4.  Weather - I'm British.  I talk about the Weather, it effects my mood. And what?! lol So as I've already mentioned (I did warn you that not a lot had happened this week!) the temperature this week has dropped quite considerably and during the week it did feel like winter to the point that I revived my old slipper boots from the Winter and snuggled under a blanket to watch TV.  Have to say though, there is something so satisfying about this and I am quite excited now for Autumn Winter type clothes and the nights drawing in. 

5. Return of the XFactor - I love the XFactor and I'm not ashamed to admit it. For me, it's yet another sign that Winter is on it's way (sorry!).  I know a lot of people dislike this show and I do understand why, however I love a bit of trash TV and the fact that both Cheryl and Simon are back in it has made me more excited to watch it! 

6. A Tipsy Train Journey - myself and my partner in crime, Sian, hopped on a train this weekend to visit another one of my friends for her Birthday (more about that coming up!) Whilst waiting for the train to arrive we did a little refreshment shopping at Marks & Spencers and came up with these delights! It was a really funny train ride and I don't think I've laughed so much for a long time! Those little cocktails in cans were actually very good too!

7. Birthday Celebrations - My friend Lian turned 30 this weekend and to celebrate we all went up to Gloucester for drinks and food.  It was a great night and I also got to meet her gorgeous little baby, Sonny for a cuddle before we went out :) Happy Belated Birthday Lian! :) x 

8. Getting Excited - so this week I'm officially getting excited for an upcoming trip to Las Vegas and New York.  Las Vegas for a few days and a big Birthday celebration and then a week in New York.  I'm starting to research good restaurants, bars, shopping and things to do (and buy!) so any recommendations are more than welcome, please pop in the comments box below! :) 

And that's it folks! haul post is still on it's way soon, I promise! 

Lis x 



  1. Oh my gosh, how AMAZING is that Tom Ford Bronzer?! It's beyond beautiful xxx

    Gemma | missmakeupmagpie.com

    1. I ADORE it!! :) one day it will run out and I think there will be tears! lol xxx

  2. So jealous of your upcoming trip Lis! xxxx

    1. Slightly panicking now, because I have no idea where to go - I need a plan! lol xxx


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