Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Tag- 20 questions

I've seen this tag going around so I jumped on the bandwagon.

1. Things you cannot leave the house without
My phone, purse, Vaseline, diary and camera. How boring am I?

2. Favourite brand of makeup
Avon (hey- don’t judge they do some awesome stuff) Barry M, Rimmel

3. Favourite flower
Orchids and White roses

4. Favourite clothing store
It’s not a store, but I love ASOS. And River Island is amazing

5. Favourite perfume
At the moment CK in2u

6. Heels or Flats
Heels for a night out, but flats for the day

7. Do you make good grades
Yeah. I’m a bit of a geek who always tried hard in school. I’m the first one in my whole family (inc. extended family) to go to uni. And I got a high 2:1 so I was very happy

8. Favourite colours
Loads! Blues, pinks, purples. I’m not into red though

9. Do you drink energy drinks

10. Do you drink juice
diluted- yes

11. Do you like swimming
I can only swim on my back- strange but true. So I do enjoy it but I haven’t been in years. I’m going on holiday in October though so hopefully I will try learn to swim on my front then

12. Do you eat fries with a fork
Not from McDonalds, but if I make chips at home I do (ooops... *backtracking* i mean erm i don't go to Mcdonalds *hides from WW leader*)

13. Favourite moisturiser
Palmers coco butter

14. Do you want to get married later on in life
Yeah, I never used to but I think it would be nice now I’m older

15. Do you get mad easily
NO! I’m really calm and patient which isn’t always good. Well except for some road rage…..

16. Are you into ghost hunting
nope but I have seen a few ghosts- totally freaked me out. They seem to hunt me

17. Any phobias
snakes. Oh my god, I come out in a rash when I see them

18. Do you bite your nails

19. Have you ever had a near death experience
yeah, when I was 9 I got stuck in quicksand and it pulled me in up to my waist- took 5 teachers to pull me out. I thought I was going to die. It feels like people are grabbing your legs and pulling you down

20. Do you drink coffee
No. I love the smell but I just can’t stand the taste. And I only drink tea very occasionally. Gosh I’m a freak

I tag anyone who hasn't done this already and i know there are a few left : )

Monday, 29 June 2009


Yes its true- I have a twitter. I resisited for ages but i finally reactivated it

So if you would like to follow me its under evilblackpixie

Happy Tweeting xx

Saturday, 27 June 2009

Tag- Questions about me!

What are your current obsessions?
Reading blogs, watching YouTube videos ( I watch so many I never get round to uploading my own) and flossing my teeth (I convinced myself they would fall out if I don’t and people with no teeth scare me)

What are you wearing today?
A purple top from Miss Selfridge that I bought last year, black bootcut jeans, purple pumps and a black shrug.

What's for dinner?

Jacket potato with beans and laughing cow

Which countries would you like to travel to?
Loads and loads- Australia, China, Canada, America, Cuba

What language would you like to learn?
I would like to learn Chinese

What is your dream job?
I wish I knew! I have a degree in English and Theatre and no idea what to do with it.

What is your favourite magazine?
Glamour, Cosmo and Now

If you had £100 now, what would you spend it on?
Ohhhhh- I would get some new underwear because I think I have gone down a bra back size as my bras keep riding up my back and doing my shed in

What is your favourite fruit?
Strawberries and plums

What's the last thing you bought?
After sun- I got really burnt this week and won’t tan like normal people- oh no, I will get redder and then shed my skin

What are you listening to right now?
The computers humming

What is your favourite ice cream flavour these days?
Cookie Dough! yum

What do you think about the person who tagged you?
I wasn’t tagged, but I did this from Daisys blog and I think she is fab!

What’s your must-have piece for summer?
Vest tops- so simple

If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?
On a beach somewhere warm and quiet to watch the stars

What’s your favourite quote these days?
If your not hungry for a carrot, you aren’t really hungry

Who do you want to meet right now?
Lots of bloggers, I feel like I know you all now.

What's your favourite piece of clothing in your own closet?
Ohh I got a stunning dress from New Look and I heart it lol

Favourite designer at the moment?
Hmm, hard one. Matthew Williamson has some gorgeous pieces

What do you consider a fashion faux pas?
Crocs! What is the point?

Do you admire anyone's style?
Carrie Bradshaw (of course), Kate Hudson has an effortless thing going on, all of Girls Aloud, and Blake Lively

Describe your personal style.
Simple and comfortable for day wear but I always want to look stunning in dresses, but never bother to wear them- I own so many gorgeous clothes that I don’t wear- I need to

What are you going to do after this?
Go to bed, because its half 12 at night

I tag anyone who wants to do this : )

Friday, 26 June 2009

quick update

Hey everyone, sorry I haven't been around for a few days, I have been down south visiting my bf's sister. I am just getting round to reading all your posts (YES i do read EVERY single one of your posts - it's my guilty pleasure)
I won't be able to comment on them all but i send my love. Also need to update my YouTube- i have tons of videos that i need to edit and get up- grr hard life
Talk soon my lovelies

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Weigh in

This week i lost 2lbs
I'm sooo excited about that- and about bloody time i say
I worked out 3 times this week and my lovely BF worked out with me- bless him
Its so much more motivating doing it with someone
We did a WW DVD and it was sooo funny, because i know most of the moves, but his over enthusiastic girly moves made me giggle
Working out got a lot more fun : )

I ate really well- i went to pizza hut (my downfall) and tracked!!!! first time ever that i've tracked in pizza hut- i've always thought 'sod it' and hit the buffet.
Very happy

All in all a very good week, lets hope i can continue the motivated me

Sunday, 14 June 2009


Kelly tagged everyone who hadn’t done this, and I haven’t, so here goes….

Whats your favourite make up look?
I’m a simple girl so eyeliner, mascara, and some bronzer. I keep meaning to wear foundation but it tends to make the skin around my nose look dry, no matter how well I moisturise. But I wish I had a lovely even complexion from foundation, so then I could look flawless.

Do you have a beauty vice?
Avon! I order way too much from there and its simply because I always get the book on a Tuesday night after my Weigh In so I’m either happy and buy lots, or I’m sad and want to feel better. Terrible I know. I just buy make up and shower gels, whatever is on offer. Plus when it gets delivered I get all excited. Is that Sad?

What part of your body do you love?
Ohhhh I really wish I could say I loved my body but I don’t. I’m working on it! Very soon I will say I adore my body. At the moment I guess my eyes? Because they never change and I like the fact they are blue, which is a lame answer

Who is your beauty icon?
Sooo many. Of course Monroe, but also Audrey Hepburn and Sarah Jessica Parker (I love the fact she isn’t too good looking but yet is stunning with it)

What beauty product makes you instantly feel sexy?
Eyeliner and perfume. When I’m wearing my favourite perfume I feel sexy because it reminds me of good times, but also it smells divine, and I only wear it for very special occasions. And eyeliner because my eyes look just boring without it.

How do you look after your skin?
Again I’m a simple girl, so I wash it on a night, put some moisturiser on, then in the morning, tone and some SPF. I like face masks and blackhead strips when I can be bothered lol.

What is your signature scent?
I own tons of perfume but I love Kenzo Amour, CK in2U, Davidoff Cool Water and D&G light blue.

What are your hair care secrets?
Head and Shoulders smooth shampoo, Tresemme conditioner and Teknique as a leave in conditioner. I also use an intensive leave in conditioner by Tresemme every so often.

How do you pamper yourself?
Moisturising and doing my nails. I used to have facials every 6 weeks but they got expensive and my skin isn’t any worse for not having them. I also like to get massages but I haven’t had one for about a year!

What is your beauty pet peeve?
Fake Tan! Some people look soooo orange with it. It’s really terrible. Fake tan looks gorgeous on some people, but to all you orange people- USE LESS OR STOP IT

What would your desert island must haves be?
Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream, sun lotion, eyeliner and mascara. Plus water and ice. And some food would be good. lol

Finally, do you have a beauty philosophy?
Everyone is beautiful! Beauty is in your flaws, that one thing you hate, I can promise you that someone else finds it adorable. Love yourself and look after your body! It’s the only one you have. And stop with the plastic surgery, love the body you were given!

I tag everyone who hasn’t done this, because I don’t think there’s many of you left

Saturday, 13 June 2009

Teknique Protein Spray

A little product review/ rec. for you -
This is one of my MUST HAVE items

It is a protein spray by Teknique

Its really amazing, seriously, I couldn’t live without this item. My hair is bleached and has been really heavily coloured for many years, and those deep conditioners were not helping as much as I would have liked them to. My hair was soft -sure, but still snapping at the ends. One day I found a huge ball of matted hair just at the ends of my hair and I had to cut it off because it was so dead. Cue panic and buying this product.

I worked in a salon and I had known about this product for years but I always thought it was used on people who had just had a perm as it protects the hair and repairs some of the damage the lotion does. We did use it after colours, but tended to use a heavier leave in treatment. It was suggested by one of my colleagues to try this protein spray (also known as Infusion)

Your hair is made up of protein, so this spray totally makes sense. It contains pro vitamin B5 which is essential for hair growth and keratin.
I use it after I have washed my hair as a leave in treatment, and let it dry naturally, or blow dry it if I’m short of time. It has transformed my hair; no longer is it dry and brittle but feels silky, even after I’ve had my bleached highlights.

It can be used on permed hair, coloured hair or just normal hair for a bit of a protein boost or even in between washes.

I think it costs about £6 (but as I say I worked in a salon until recently so it may be a bit more to someone else going to the wholesalers) but you can buy it from Sallys. Or pop into your local salon to see if they have it. Its salon exclusive so you wont find it in Boots or Superdrug.

I use conditioner and this treatment together and it doesn’t leave my hair flyaway or limp from too much product, it just protects my hair and ensures it doesn’t break. I urge you to pick it up. Hope you found this useful.


Thursday, 11 June 2009


Hey everyone
I have another YouTube video up with my Weigh In
I don't really wanna repeat myself, and seeing as this is more of a beauty blog at the moment, i shall just point you in the direction of my YouTube page


And here is the link for this weeks Weigh in

Stop by and leave me a comment. It makes me seriously happy lol

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Beauty Haul!

Soooo, I went shopping the other day and got a few goodies.

Firstly I got THE BODY SHOP facial brush, which was recommended by Lipgloss86.
The reason I wanted this was because like Lipgloss86, I wanted to try the wave- I have a lot of blackheads on my nose- and I thought the wave would give me that deep clean I was looking for, but rather than spending all that money, I took her recommendation and got the facial brush. I haven’t had time to use it yet, but I can’t wait to, and it will be used tonight, so I will let you guys know how I get on with it.

Next stop was to Boots to get the SALLY HANSEN NAIL GROWTH MIRACLE (thanks to Hele and Daisy’s recommendations)
My nails are pretty shocking really, I worked in a hair salon for 8 years so my hands were always in bleach, water and colour. I can’t say the amount of times I’ve dyed my hands red or pink or even black for weeks on end (gloves are way too annoying to use lol)

So anyway I thought I would give this a bash, as you can see, this is a picture of me with a coat of it on, it has a really nice glossy sheen to it which makes me nails look nicer already. My nails grow ok, but they tend to split and break, so again, I’ll give it a week and report back.

I also couldn’t resist the GIRLS ALOUD LASHES. To be honest, I wanted these purely because they are Girls Aloud and I love them. Lol I got Kimberly’s because she is my favourite, and also they looked quite natural with lots of length and fullness. Cheryl’s were sold out, but I liked the look of Nicolas too. I don’t know when I will get chance to wear these as I’ve only worn false lashes once... but these look awesome. Has anyone got these? Are they good?

And lastly I got a new DENMAN hairbrush, because after about 4 years mine has died. I always get the same brush as I find its kind on your hair, easy to wash and the perfect size. They last ages too. I only got a new one because the rubber on mine has now split.

All in all I came away feeling pleased, but there was tons more stuff I wanted (damn this beauty blogging- you all make me want your fab recommendations). I did get some dresses in the NEW LOOK sale, but I may show you them another time.

Love to you allxxx

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Weigh In Video up, and a little about my weight loss

I have just uploaded my latest video onto YouTube with my weigh in this week.
I lnow some of you on here subscribe to me, so check it out!


For those of you who follow my blog and don't know much about me, i went into hospital about 3 weeks ago for some surgery, so i haven't really been making weight loss videos and now I'm on a lot of medication which is playing havoc with my weight loss and I'm up about 9lbs from where i was (which sucks)

It also means that now i only have one pair of jeans that fit me, which isn't good news.


So I had lost 22lbs and now its gone down to only having lost 13 1/2 lbs

Which isn't even a stone- VERY GUTTED

I worked really hard to keep the weight off for a few years and i decided i wanted to lose some more at Christmas and it hasn't happened. In fact i have gained more weight.

Never mind ey? I'm alive and that's all that matters ( i won't say healthy)

So this week i am going to drop a point and see how that goes- i need a little loss to spur me on.

I hate taking tablets and at the moment I'm full of them : (

It feels so wrong to be so medicated, especially when I'm trying to lose weight and be healthy, to then put these unnatural chemicals in my body

Does anyone else take lots of medication who feels this way?

Thanks for reading (and possibly watching)

Much love as always

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

To Epilate or not?

Hello my lovely followers
Another non weight related topic here (seeing as most of my followers are beauty bloggers- love you guys)

Sooooo, it's summer and body hair is evil, so i have been considering buying an epilator!!! (eek)
I would really love some reviews on them... good ones, bad ones?
Ways to minimise pain?
Does it work better than waxing?
Do you prefer to shave?
Does it last long?

I figure you guys are the experts right?

So please help me have a fizz free summer