Monday, 26 April 2010

Beauty Necessities

Hello once again my gorgeous friends and sisters!!! Today, Glitz & Glamour is back with beauty post!!! Well, sort of!

As I've mentioned in my previous posts, I've been tightening my belt when it comes to buying beauty and pampering things because of a 'bigger' project that I'm saving my hard earned dosh for. I'm going to post about it in the near future. So, I've decided that I'd only go out shopping for things as I need them instead of looking at them as random retail therapies. Nowadays, it is important that I am sensible with my spending. Afterall, I'm not getting any younger. I've turned 37 this year!!! In just over 2 years, I'd be celebrating my 40th birthday... Oh my!!! As people say... 'life begins at 40' and some says... '40 is the new 30'... For me... It's only a number... It's how we feel deep inside us... Sometimes I wake up early in the morning feeling like 105... can't move and feel like my back is glued to our bed... Anyway, I'm digressing hahahahaha!

Now, let's retract... Yes... my beauty necessities...

As I've started running out of my new favourite moisturizer, Olay Regenerist daily 3 point treatment cream. I've been using this for about 3 months now and I really love it. I've tried this when it was on half price offer in Superdrug. I thought, 'well... since it's on sale and if I didn't like it, it hasn't cost me so much'... but to my pleasant surprise, it seem to have suited my skin. So when I nip in Boots and found that they were doing 3 for 2 offer on all skin care, I took advantage of the opportunity and grab 3... Yes, I saved £29.99, which I think is great!

The other beauty necessities that I needed to grab whilst I was there were my Clinique face face powders ( I use 2, Double face powder and almost powder nake up). I was glad that Clinique was on their 'Bonus time' season so I thought I might as well grab an eye make up remover to get the gift pack on offer. So I opted for take the day off make up remover.

Below are the photos of my mini haul.

The gift

Lovely packaging for a gift

Lovely eye palette with 2 mini make up brushes

My new favourite moisturizers... they were even in presentation boxes...

I can't live without eyedrops because of my dry eyes. I thought I'd try the spray one and it really is a great idea when I'm out as even with eye make up on, I can refresh my eyes without disturbing it.

Maybelline Lash Stiletto... This is the 2nd time I purchased this beauty product because of the way it suits my daily make up needs. It looks natural on my lashes and stays well too.
I found this voucher from one of the Olay Regenerist boxes

What about you? How are you finding the current economic weather? Is this affecting the way you shop for beauty and pampering stuff? If you have any beauty tips regarding to this subject such as inexpensive alternatives, I'd love to hear from you.
Till next post!!!

Friday, 23 April 2010

Our Humble Home

Front of the house... I meant to place this photo after the paragraphs below but I think the webpage is playing up that it won't let me do that. Grrr!!!

Hello again everyone! I hope you all are doing well!!! Sorry for not being able to post for a very long time. Things have been too hectic for me since half of last year and even until now, I've still got loads to catch up with. Thank you all for your patience and to those of you whom I've been able to chat to on Facebook who never got fed up of telling me that you'd always be here when I get back to blogging again... thanks ever so much sisters... very much appreciated :)

Gosh! How I missed blogging so much! I've missed checking your blogs guys, I hope things will settle down eventually at my end.

Anyway... as a come back post, I thought I'd share with you one of the massive changes that has happened on my end. Yes... after nearly 4 years of dating, my bf and myself eventually decided to buy our home together... quite exciting I know ;)

Below are the photos I've taken of our very own humble home (yes, Glitz & Glamour is now a proud home owner hahahahaha!) on the beginning of spring when it was sunny and a bit warm. I had to convince my bf to give me permission to post this. My bf is very very private and want to keep it that way if he can help it. Although he eventually permitted me I've been TOLD (Yes, told! Afterall he's my lord and master ;)) that I'm not allowed to state the location of the house not that it would matter to most of you :)

So there you go... please feel free to browse through my photos below :)

The front garden. That tree is now covered in lovely pink blossom. I'll try to take photo of it later today

When we moved into the house in the middle of winter, there was no signs of life at all but when spring came, we've started seeing the garden coming back to life.

Another flower that eventually came out. I don't know what it is though

Snowdrops... they look really pretty with flowers in bloom. They seemed to have disappeared into the middle of Spring

Back of the house

The garden

Sam checking the fruits and veg he planted with my bf on a raised bed they built themselves

The garden... We've decided not to do much this summer. We'll see what comes out of it first then plan a new lay out. We'll have a green house and tool shed too. It'll be a big project for next year I think.

Blackberry tree being trained on the fence

Sam and bf checking the growth of what they've planted weeks ago... Although we've already decided that it looks like I'm the one with the 'green thumb' in the house. I'll tell you more about it in my future post :)

The raised bed... They've planted garlic, spring onions, carrots, aubergines, lettuce, pak choi (or pechay), chillies, strawberries, sweet corn and tomatoes. Not all of them grew

Primrose... a lovely flower that came out on beginning of spring as well

I don't know what this flower is called either but it's pretty hahahhahaha!

A pair of pink gardening gloves my bf's mum gave me :)

Tomatoes we've transfered into bigger pots from smaller ones. They'll be ready to be planted outside soon.

So, that's out new home and we'll be having our house warming party soon... I'll keep you posted. Oh! Before I forget... let me tell you that this is a 4 bedroom house and yes, I have my own boudior!!! I'll tell you more about it in my next post.
Till next post guys!!! xxx

Saturday, 3 April 2010


Good morning everyone!

At last I've managed to nod off for a few hours! Although I still feel extremely knackered and wish I won't have to go to work today. My eyes are stinging and I've got a banging headache. How am I supposed to finish a long day shift at this rate? I'll probably be grumpy at work all day... I hope not!

Anyway... gotta jump in the shower as I've got about 2 hours and 15 minutes left to get ready for work. Catch up with you again soon guys! I missed reading your blogs...



Home alone... thinking out loud

It's nearly 23.00 here and I should be in a deep sleep at this time but for some peculiar reasons... I just can't. I've tried to read a book (I'm currently reading the 'Lone Survivor' by Marcus Luttrell with Patrick Robinson but the story seem to keep me awake... could it be the thought of those Navy Seals?... hmmm... Now, gotta stop it! It's not helping!) I really am desperately needing to get some sleep now but I just can't... It's crazy!!! I've to get up in about 4 and a half hours and will have to endure a long day shift at work... Grrr...!!! It's bloody frustrating! Why oh why???

To those of you who have tips you may want to share in times like this... please feel free to leave them. It might be too late now but I'm sure it'll come handy for next time. I know this won't be the last time that this happens to me

Well I suppose blogging at this time of the night won't help either so might as well turn this laptop off now and curl under my duvet...

Right... goodnight everyone and to those of you who just woke up... Have a lovely day!!! It's Sunday! Yay!!! Right... I'm off... Till next time guys!!!