Sunday, 15 July 2012

The Liebster Blog Award

The Liebster Blog Award is given to upcoming bloggers. Thank you Niki for tagging me :) 

The Rules:

1. Each person must post 11 things about themselves. 
2. Answer the questions the tagger has set for you and create eleven (11) questions for the people you've tagged.
3. Choose eleven (11) people and link them in your post.
4. Go to their page and tell them.
5. Remember no tag backs!

11 things about me:

1. If you include individual tealights, I own over 100 Yankee Candles.
2. I get cranky if I don't have a minimum of 3 cups of tea a day and one of them has to be Chai.
3. My bedroom in my parents house has been the same since I was 12.
4. My favourite person in the world is my mum.
5. I used to walk to uni and pretend I did it to be healthy - it was really so I had more money for booze.
6. I have a biased love for things beginning with T.
7. I have more jewellery than I could wear in two years if I changed it every single day.
8. I've adored Harry Potter since I was 9, and always will!
9. I own a piece of land and therefore my legal title is 'Lady'.
10. I have a whole youtube channel of my videos that is set to private, and will never change.
11. I once got so drunk at a pre-lash, I was taken home and put to bed before we even left the flat. Embarrassing.

11 questions from Niki:

1. Favourite make-up brand (expensive)? I love Clinique, but only as a treat.
2. Favourite make-up brand (budget)? I'm not fussy, usually Rimmel, Maybelline or No. 7 at Boots.
3. Which country would you most like to visit? Without a doubt - Morocco.
4. What made you want to start blogging? To share things from my everyday life with like-minded people :)
5. What one make-up product do you never leave the house without? Foundation.
6. Favourite skin care product? Botanics body cream.
7. Dresses or skirts? Dresses, then there's less faff trying to match up!
8. Favourite food? Sushi, mmm.
9. What's your favourite shopping website? I love ASOS, H&M, and New Look.
10. How do you care for your hair? Deep cleanse shampoo, conditioner, and use a hair mask once a week.
11. What's your diet and exercise routine? It doesn't exist!

11 questions from Me:

1. What are you most proud about?
2. How many different countries have you visited?
3. If you could have any job in the world, what would it be?
4. If someone gave you a million pounds, how would you spend it?
5. Are you an Optimist or a Pessimist?
6. If you could go back in time, what era would you go to and why?
7. What thing do you wish you had invented?
8. If you brought out a beauty line, what would you call it?
9. What is your favourite product?
10. Which is your favourite season and why?
11. If you could be any fictional character, who would you be?

I tag:

Now all you guys need to do is fill out the things about you, the 11 questions from me, and then ask another 11 questions and tag 11 new people to continue the chain.

Much Love, Taz x

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

What If The Hokey Cokey Really Is What It's All About?

Hello All!

I've decided to do a HAUL post on things I bought at the MetroCentre in Gateshead. 
I don't go there that often, not since I left Sunderland, but I went a few weeks ago with the girls and got some great stuff. 

So I decided to go again this week and, since one of my best friends lives about 15mins away, we drove over on Monday. 

I'd heard about this American Candy place opening up and the week of it opening there were apparently queues out the door, so I was excited the check it out.

Well, evidently the reason the queues were out the door were probably because its smaller than my bedroom! It's a tiny place, for anyone who knows the MetroCentre it's in that little village set-up between the green & blue malls, so only teeny.

They had a few nice things, but my friend went to America for a couple of years and would send loads of stuff back so there was nothing that really stood out to me. I did get a couple of cans of Mountain Dew though because I've never had the proper American stuff, just that energy one you can get over here.

I also got some, more, candles. If you follow my blog / twitter you'll probably know I have a bit of an addiction to candles, and a quite substantially larger addiction to Yankee Candles...

BUT, in my defence, the Nature's Paintbrush is one that I've been after for ages!

Also, the Christmas Tree tealights were super reduced from Christmas so that's okay, right?! 
The Pink Rose one just looked pretty, and smelled nice.
And was only £1.50 from Primark. Bargain.

I have to admit to totally going off Primark in the last few years, and if I'm being honest, I got a bit snooty about it, thinking it was just cheap tat. BUT, I think they've really raised their game recently and although you can't expect to compare the quality against the more expensive shops, they do have some nice stuff.

The only clothing I bought from there was this Roxy Music top. It's really short so probably good over denim or high-waisted shorts maybe? 

I also got some stuff from the Home department, I really like some of the things they have on offer...

I loved this cushion, I'm redecorating my room with a neutral walls and colourful accessories set up so for £7, I thought this would fit in really well.

I also got these pillowcases, because they're so pretty, but mainly because they were only £2 for a pack of 2!

I got a huge bag for half price at only £5 which has a bright orange lining, and I was after some quite plain summer flats so I went for these nude snakeskin pumps for £5.

From Topshop I just got a couple of bits of jewellery...

The cross rings were £8.50, but the other ring was in the half-price sale so was only £2!

We went into That's Entertainment on the way home and I got some DVDs and some posters...

I'm not even embarrassed about the Avengers poster! It's only a mini one but I still unashamedly LOVE it :)
The DVDs, if you can't see them, are Three Kings, Tropic Thunder, The Office Series 1 & 2, Dogma and Pearl Harbour.

I also got two other posters which I havent put up yet, but they're big ones in the style of the "Keep Calm And Carry On" signs, but one's movie quotes and one's song titles. (I'll take snaps of them when they're up!)

I got a vest top from New Look for £8.99. I love the design.

Finally, I got a wooden sign for my room...

I like inspirational stuff like that.

So that's what I bought! (& spent far too much money on!) 

If there's anything you like that I've forgotten to say where it was from or how much then feel free to ask :)

I'm gonna sign off with something that me & my friend both absolutely adored but at £14 couldn't justify buying...

It tickled us anyway!

Anyway take care, Lots of Love, Taz x