September 25, 2013

Topshop Autumn Wish List!



So I decided to do my Wednesday wish list on a few items I like at Topshop for the upcoming cold weather. I love Fall/ Autumn because you can layer on clothes and wear such beautiful oranges and burgundies. I love to layer up when it gets cold as I am not a huge fan of the snow when you have to be places and the cold is something I am yet to get used to because of living in South Africa for 15 years the snow just doesn't feel nice when your driving etc. It is fun though to layer up and wear some gorgeous boots, I love all the colours that were on the run way this year and thought that it is great that you don't have to wear such dark colours in Autumn you can play around with hints on electric blue and lovely greens. 

I adore the coat from Topshop because it is such a gorgeous swing coat, I would personally wear this in a dark colour so that I can play around with my outfit more. I do love the green for Autumn in general and having hints of bright colours makes your outfit just pop in the dull weather. With pants I tend to keep them quit dark as I feel self conscious with colour on my legs but the burgundy colour looks incredible and will compliment your black boots with scarfs and hats. 

I love a hint of leopard print to an outfit from hand bags to comfy jumpers, I defiantly think we all need to invest in some this year. I have seen so many bags and jumpers I want like this one but I would love to wear this Topshop one with beautiful boots and dark jeans for a comfy yet stylish look. I adore wearing tartan scarves and I need to invest in a new one this year. I want to buy some more bobble hats this year and maybe experiment with the colours as well as buying some cute new gloves. 

Those boots are beautiful and I need them in my life, I really need to go shopping for my Autumn outfits because at the moment I have way to much Summery clothes and not enough warm cozy clothes. I bought some new boots from Next a few weeks ago so that is the start to my Autumn outfits. All I can say is bring on snow on Christmas day!

Would you pick any of these items?

Kemples

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September 23, 2013

Mad Hatters Tea shop With Loulabeth







Mad hatters Tea Shop - Preston, Longton

On Saturday after work I met up with Loulabeth and we decided to have a look at the new tea shop that had opened in Longton, local to us in Preston. It was the most sweetest, cutest little shop I have ever seen, we both love the decorations and the spotty pink table clothes. We both had a pot of tea each and it tasted amazing, I am not a big tea drinker but I may now be if its in a tea pot! The china tea cups were adorable and everything was so cute and well designed. I would go to this little shop everyday if I could. I wish I had taken some more photographs but next time I will, I was so overwhelmed with the cute girly design and catching up with Laura was the best. She lives in Milton Keynes at the moment so shes not local but when she comes down to Preston we are going to this tea shop again and again! The food was great too, Laura had amazing fluffy toast and I got a jacket potato which came looking amazing with some salad that looked incredibly fresh and for afters we bought some biscuits and I got one shaped as a pooch!

I love going to places like this because it makes me really happy and I love everything in this shop. I wanted to buy everything in the shop to decorate my own kitchen one day. I love polka dots and china tea cups!
We had such a lovely afternoon catching up in this cute local tea shop and probally will visit again soon.

Kemples

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September 22, 2013

Sunday Pooch Face #7

Izabella and Nevada 

I usually post a photograph of Bella I've taken during the week but this week I thought I might go back three years and show you her as a baby. Nevada is her little sister that my Mom kept as a baby too from the same litter, they used to play together all the time and cuddle each other to sleep. They were the only two that had odd patches from the litter, the others were all black with a white collar round the neck. I do miss one we names Mouse because she was the smallest from the litter and so beautiful, I always wonder how she is getting on now. 

I just loved how Bellas patches were different and how can you resist a puppy that comes from the two best doggies Jessica and Denver which are my moms pooches. She is 3 in December how time flies, she is beautiful and my little furry best friend!

I love my fur baby, send me tweets about your animals?
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September 19, 2013

Toni & Guy Sea Salt Spray




Lulu Kennedy has helped dress up four products for Toni & Guy, they are only limited edition. She is the founder of Fashion East and she has scouted famous names such as House of Holland. I thought I would treat myself to some new products to help with my dull long straight hair. I don't need to straighten my hair as it is just naturally straight but this is a problem when it has no texture or volume so I got this and a hair mask. I will review hair mask once I have used it and seen the results. 

I love this product from day one as it made my hair look and feel more textured, I need this so bad due to my hair being so flat. I love having the texture to my hair, gives it more body and makes it feel a little more done. I have no idea how to style my own hair, this sounds so bad but I only do a couple hair styles. Wish I knew some more really but even when my hair is in a pony tale I use this to give it more texture and it looks great. Makes my hair style natural but a little more wavy which I adore.
I Love that it has a light hold texture on my hair as I hate using really heavy products on my hair as it shows up and looks awful. This product sits nicely and gives me more movement in my hair style which is great, its good if you need a quick hair style fix when you need to change fast or don't have great amount of time to style your hair. Now that my hair is longer it needs some help to look less limp and this product does the job well and I defiantly want to keep this handy in my essentials for a long time now. I got this in a 3 for 2 offer at Boots which is great as you can buy the shampoos or hair masks too like I did. 

Do you use sea salt spray?

Kemples!

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September 17, 2013

Bobbi Brown Make Up Manual






Bobbi Brown Make up Manual £16.25

Make up fans will love this book is shows you all the basics and has some information on how to start a career in make up which is very useful. I really want to do a make up course one day, maybe next year September I may take one up. This book teaches you about each skin type not just your own and helps you to understand on how to do amazing make up looks. The photographs are really helpful and draw you in and make you want to sit and follow the tutorials, I adore this little book and so happy that I bought it. I found it on Amazon for £10 after wanting it for a few years this was a bargain. 

Bobbi brown 25 years of experience into one perfect book, each chapter brings you more information and makes me want to become a make up artist so bad! I would love this as a career as i have a degree in Photography I would love to combine the two. 

I love that there is a chapter about the history of make up and how to get into the industry. I think that this book is essential to beginners and people that already work in the industry due to the fact it is so pretty, helpful and such a handy book. There are so many tips on which brushes to use, tips on how to use each product to the best you can and how to match your foundations. 

I love this book and since buying it I have started to really try with my make up and have found it fun again. I used to put my make up on like it was a chore, now after watching You Tube videos and reading this all I want to do is play with make up and create different looks. I love all the chapters and found it really helpful and inspiring, I would recommend this book to anyone that loves beauty and it looks cute next to your bed too or in your book shelf. 
If you want to buy this as a gift for a birthday or Christmas I think it would be perfect for anyone interested in starting a career or even for fun to try looks with their own make up.


Have you got this book?

Kemples!

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September 15, 2013

Sunday Pooch Face #6

Izabella 

This week we took an adventure to Bellas favorite place ever Rivington because she can swim and just run round like crazy. I did a post on our day out together further down my blog if you would like to check that out. I took the first photograph today with her pink scarf on as I think it just makes her look super cute in pink. She wore this to my moms house to visit her doggy mommy and loved to show it off to the other poochies. 

On Thursday after work i went into pets at Home and decided to spoil Bella with some new cuddly toys and chews and the second photograph was the verdict of how she felt about it. Do you think she was quite pleased? I think so and I do love seeing her face light up with happiness and excitement of new things for her!

Currently sat in bed with Bella and her doggy mommy Jessica as is freezing outside it is so nice to be cozy with the cuties. 

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September 13, 2013

Iphone 5 Case



Iphone 5 Case £2*

I just adore changing my Iphone case and finding some adorable ones on Ebay. As you may be able to tell with all my pooch face Sunday posts I love dogs and this is why I chose this one for my new case, as it is just a sweet little design and you just have to protect your Iphone with such cuteness. I love the dog design because it represents me in a way and I love animals, I think every case I have had has been something to do with an animal. I love changing it up and I have at least 5 different phone cases for my Iphone 5 and I only upgraded this year. I don't usually go for pink cases but this was an exception because of it being a pooch.

Do you change your phone cases often?
What do you think of mine?

Kemples!

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September 11, 2013

Wednesday Wish List: Lush

One / Two / Three / Four / Five - Lush

BB Seaweed Fresh Mask: For softening, soothing and reducing redness, this product sounds perfect for a relaxing face mask whilst using one of the amazing bath bombs from Lush. I just adore using face masks as part of my routine each week and this one sounds like it would be amazing to use. When you gently wash it off it will exfoliate your skin too which is a bonus, helping your skin to feel soft and looked after. 

The Hair Doctor Treatment: I always end up with dry hair and as I am growing my hair at the moment I really want it to be in the best condition possible. I also dye my hair which wont be doing my hair any good, so I really want to try this hair mask to boost the look of my hair. This product is based on mud and seaweed which sounds interesting and makes me want to add it to my checkout asap on the website. It helps to condition and strengthen your hair which is great, might have to invest in this.

Freeze Retro Shower Gel: This just sounds interesting as I love the name and how it looks, the blue just stands out to me. It is a mint shower gel which would help to wake you up in the shower in the morning!

Ne Worry Pas Bath Bomb: I just love the smell of violets and I think that this bath bomb will send you right to sleep after a nice hot bath. It sounds amazing and I adore bath bombs from Lush I am never disappointed with them. Whenever I go in it takes me a long time to decide on which ones I really want otherwise I would be buying every single one. This one will create a milky soft bath to make your skin feel amazing!

Tisty Tosty Bomb: As you get into the bath lower this beautiful bath bomb into the water and watch the rosebuds emerge. This sounds like heaven and the smell of rose would be incredible, I just want to try this one to see the rosebuds in my bath water, it just sounds super pretty! 

Have you tried any of these?

Kemples!

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September 10, 2013

Garnier Moisture Match - Wake me up


Garnier Moisture Match - Wake me up £5.99

I was incredibly pleased with this product from day one as I put a face mask on then made sure all my make up was removed before using it. I put this on my face before I went to sleep and woke up with incredible soft skin, I was really shocked it worked straight away. I have been using this for a month now and find that every time it has been used it has done what it says on the package. I love the smell of this product, it is amazing to use before you go to bed due to the fact it soaks in really fast and doesn't leave you with a face full of cream. I love using this before I apply my make up too due to the fact it is not greasy and as said above it absorbs really quickly into the skin. My skin has visibly improved due to using this product and I enjoy using it too as it hydrates for 24 hours and leaves me with smooth skin. The next one in this range I would love to try is the one for dry skin as I found this one to boost the hydration and glow of my skin. I hate it when my skin feels dry and lifeless but this gives it a great boost for the day ahead. It comes in at £5.99 but defiantly worth it due to how well it works and made my skin feel incredible after one use. I find that a little goes a long way so it will last a very long time for me which is great. I love the size of it because you can pop it in your hand bag for when you are flying away on holiday and need to boost your skins appearance after a long flight or you can take it on trips to pop on over night.

I love how you can buy one to suit your skin type and find this such a great idea due to the fact no ones the same. I have dry skin and sometimes it needs a boost of life so this is why I really enjoy using this product. It has the consistency of a gel and feels cool when applied to the skin which helps for me to feel as though it has had a boost. 

It gives you a great base to work on to apply make up, absorbs extremely fast and leaves you with glowing skin, this is truly an incredible product and highly recommend anyone that wants a boost to dry skin/ dull skin buy this. I am going to want to keep this in my daily routine for a long time and defiantly will be purchasing more.

Have you tried this product?

Kemples!

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September 09, 2013

Exploring Castles on a rainy day!

 Rivington near Bolton in Lancashire
 Izabella and Me exploring Liverpool Castle
 Kisses for my cheeky monkey!
 Rob <3
 Sticking her tongue out at Rob!
  Izabell looking all cute 
Rob and Bella being cheeky with tongue out!
 Sunshine finally came out and then decided to rain.
 Being a good girl posing for me.


Sorry this is such a picture heavy post put I wanted to show how lovely it is to spend time with my pooch and Rob even if it is just down the road from where I live. I adore going to Rivington even when it is full of snow it looks incredible and in the sunshine its such a perfect spot for a picnic and a swim in the water for Bella. Bella really loves visiting this place because she can run and run and run until she falls asleep in the car on the way home. The trees and fresh air is great, Bella loves to go swimming in the water too. Today we didn't really want her to swim as it was a tad cold but she decided it wasn't and went for a dip anyway. She loved it and now she is asleep next to me while I type this up. I enjoyed it even when it started to rain, I didn't mind as I had my water proof coat on from North Face. Days like this are the best and want to make sure we do more of them. A dog friendly holiday needs to happen soon and more walks like this are great. Bella really is so important to me and Rob and we love to see her enjoy her day and doing what she loves, such a cheeky monkey!

Hope you enjoyed this post!
Kemples!



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September 08, 2013

Sunday Pooch Face #5

Jessica and Izabella

I adore taking photographs of my mom's dogs and of course my little baby Bella. This December Bella is 3 years old, I cannot believe it has been that long since she was born. Jessica is Bella's doggy mommy and I adore Jess, when I lived at home and applied fake tan before nights out she would chase me round the house and make my legs streaky by licking my leg every time she got hold of me. She loves the smell of pretty things and if she hates a smell she rubs her face all over the carpet. Her one obsession in her life is the tennis ball, if you buy her cheap tennis balls she will destroy them. Her favorite is Dunlop and Slazenger, do not buy any others they will be ripped up all over the house. 

If you visit she will hunt down her tennis ball's to give you a present but do not keep this present otherwise she will get very upset that she has no tennis balls. She will feel very depressed if there are no tennis balls. When you get into bed you may find a soggy wet tennis ball under your back, this is not very pleasant but you can forgive such a cute pooch. She loves teddy bears way too much as she steals mine and rips the heads off then thinks I may not notice as it was just a small area stolen but I do notice unlucky for Jess. I adore her and she is such a sweetie, I wish that I could buy her tonnes of tennis balls and bears!

I named Jessica on the way home from the farm we bought her from and she was really muddy and scared. She hid from us when we went to look for our first dog after moving her a year before and when she ran out from the barn we knew she was the one we wanted. 

Hope you enjoyed this post!

Kemples!

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September 06, 2013

Get The Look - Made In Chelsea Star Lucy Watson





To start off with I am a huge fan off both Boohoo and Lucy Watson and when I was asked to do this style post I felt really excited and wanted to start typing it up straight away. 

Lucy is gorgeous and has the most amazing figure, she can get away with wearing just about anything, don't you think? Made In Chelsea is one of my tv guilty pleasures, I look forward to it and can't wait to see whats going to happen next. Lucy's style is pretty simple but she has that cool edge to it that we all want. The clothes look really comfy and easy to put together yet so cool and it makes you want to be her. I love her wardrobe and love the fact it is affordable to re create as she wears outfits from Boohoo which is one of my favorite online stores, sometimes I spend a little too much! The clothes are high quality and the delivery is super fast and I always look forward to receiving my clothes in the post, every single time the service has been faultless!

My favorite piece from this look is the Nina Ponte full length dungarees, but I also adore the white crop top to break up all the black. The  suede platforms are gorgeous and compliment the look by giving you that extra height (if your a little short like me) and elongating the leg for a night out or drinks with friends. You could also pair this outfit with some sandals for a holiday look. The "Hommies" roll back sleeve top is just great, I adore statement t-shirts with outfits and love how she has paired it with a black skirt to give it some edge. She looks great in all three looks and is defiantly one to watch!  I would love her wardrobe and defiantly will be taking note on her Boohoo purchases. 

What look do you love?



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September 05, 2013

Maybelline Baby Lips - Pink Punch




Pink Punch
Maybelline Baby Lips @2.99 Boots

I wanted to try this super cute lip balm out every since I read some reviews on them on other blogs, I was completely convinced to buy them oops! I must admit I adore the child like design of them and how colourful they are, I love a product to stand out to me and this certainly does. This might not appeal to everyone though but the quality and smell of this product is perfect for me. I buy so many lip balms and keep them in my hand bag as you do and this one stands out to me its fun and smells amazing. 

I must admit I thought the texture was going to be quit hard to apply on the lips but it feels silky and feels great on the lips. The first application I thought oh nooo it glides on funny but after a few more uses I fell in love with it. The quality and price is amazing and its just a fun product to have in your hand bag and the smell is amazing, the one I have is called Pink Punch.

I love how it leaves a tint of pink on the lips, this is great if you are at work and only want a slight colour to your lips as well as keeping them smooth. It doesn't last as well as I would like but the quality is there for what you pay. £2.99 is affordable and its just a fun product to try and have in your bag, I find it lovely to use now and then. I probably won't want to use to as much as I use my other lip balms but it is a fun one to give your lips some colour and it does smooth them out and stop them feeling dry, just not as long as I was expecting it to last on the lips. I probably would't recommend this to someone that have really dry and cracked lips it honestly is just a fun product to use on slightly dry lips. What I would say is to add the baby lips first to add colour then add your normal lip balm to add moisture to help with really dry lips.

This is a fun, good quality and affordable product that has super cute bright packaging!

Have you used this product and what are your thoughts?

Kemples!

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September 04, 2013

Wednesday Wish List: Topshop Gift Ideas!

One / Two / Three / Four / Five 

I normally do a Wednesday outfit wish list but thought this week I would change it up a little and have some ideas of presents to buy someone that will act as a filler to the larger present or just some bits to make up one big awesome surprise box. I love adding bits and bobs to presents rather than buying one large one or one expensive one. I used the Topshop website to find a few things I thought I would buy to add to someones present for their birthday or maybe Christmas, which isn't that far away. I wont be planning for Christmas just yet even though I adore everything about Christmas!

I chose the cute lady bug ring as you just cannot want this in your jewelry set? I then chose the Candy Kittens cook book as I am obsessed with the great British bake off at the moment and find that all the yummy treats in this book would make a perfect present for someone! HINT HINT! <3 jokes aside I do think it is super cute and I love to bake and make yummy treats so this would be a great present to someone you may know that has a big sweet tooth or just loves Jamie Lang! I know I love Made In Chelsea and cannot wait for it be back on our telly!

The tangle teezer is great, I own one and would recommend it to anyone. I find my hair hard to manage sometimes and this just makes it super easy to smooth out my hair without hurting my head! I keep mine in my hand bag and its perfect especially with the cute design.

Last but not least I love this mustache air freshener I nearly bought it myself the other day for my car. Its cute and who doesn't want a mustache air freshener ey? 

What would you add to a present ?

Kemples!

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September 03, 2013

Next: Glam Eau De Toilette 30ml



I wanted to buy some perfumes that I could use everyday other than my expensive perfumes, I just don't want them to run out fast. I know that Next do brilliant perfumes for amazing prices and thought why not invest in some that I can just pop in my handbag and use on a daily basic if I don't want to wear my expensive ones. 

This perfume is called Glam and I adore it, I didn't think I would love anything that is not full on floral. This one has spicy top notes evolving to a white floral vanilla scent.  I love how rich it smells and then it goes to a hint of softness due to the vanilla. I adore the packaging with the leopard print design which is cute. The price is affordable and the quality is amazing, I always go back to Next to find my perfumes to wear for an everyday use. I find that they have amazing smells and fit well in my hand bag to pop some on when I am out and about.
They also make perfect presents as they are cute and smell amazing, I would recommend this one to anyone as I love really sweet floral scents but this one I adore because it is a little stronger spicy smelling than I usually buy, overall I just love it.

Do you own this one?

Kemples!

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September 01, 2013

Sunday Pooch Face #4

Cuddly Izabella and 3rd best sausage catcher!

As I blogged on Tuesday about our adventures in the sunshine I thought I would share the best photograph of the week so far. Bella looks so happy with herself after winning 3rd in the best sausage catcher challenge at the Summer Fete. It was such a lovely day catching up with some friends and Bella enjoyed the sunshine with all the other doggies around. I love days out with Bella and I thought this photograph sums her up on the day! I am such a proud mommy as I had no idea that we would even get past the first round, it was so much fun and would love to have more days like this. 

The first image I took today, I asked Bella to give the teddy a lot of love and cuddles as silly as I sound but Bell loves teddies and her eyes light up when she can cuddle one. This is how she fell asleep whilst hugging the teddy! She is such my furbaby and I love her!

Hope you guys enjoy my Sunday post :)
Thank you for all the support on here and on Twitter <3
@kemples1

Kemples

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