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Tuesday, 31 December 2013

PRIMARK sale haul!

I was bad! So very very bad. I frequented Primarche and purchased a vast array of clothing items... which i didnt really need, but totally wanted.

First up is this EXTREMELY soft fleecy lined spotted panda hood-thing. I'm not sure what it is really, it's nightware, but it's a dress not a onesie, its knee length and has pockets. It's literally so warm i'm wearing it right now. That was in in the sale for £5!!!

Then we have a little Silver collar clip, or tips, with loads of little tiny crosses, really cute, literally just pin each edged to each side of your collar. That was 50p!

This silver necklace with gems and pink roses is really cute. I wanted when it first went on sale but every time i had any money i'd forget to go and get it. Finally go it and in the sale for £2!

This cream/off white chiffon shirt is extra long to cover my bum. Mainly what i want when i'm wearing leggings as we all know they can be a tad revealing around the buttox area!, its very sheer but super floaty and soft, i have a lot of crop tops and vests i can wear under it. And it as really cute little pearl button details too.£9

I bought these floral leggings to go with the floaty shirt, i'll probably also team them up with a few other floaty tops i have too. They were £3. They weren't in the sale section, and were still priced as £6 but they came up as £3 so who am i to argue!

EVERYONE should have something with a unicorn on at the moment. I don't care how "high fashion" you are, DO IT. And these slippers were only £2! Sooo cute!!! (The unicorn is saying i'm magic)

FINALLY i managed to get my hands on what i call a crap-Christmas jumper. Not because they're crap at all this one is actually really nicely made and fleece lined, so its stupidly soft and warm, i got it in a larger size, one because it was the ONLY one left and two because i like my jumpers to be a bit bigger so there's room. This was the last on the rail. Was marked as £8 but it came through as £5.

Then i got my hubbie one of these faux fur hats, with the ear flaps. He did get one for Christmas with a knitted Raindeer and star print on but its a little too small. As you can see this one is huge! It's really warm though. That was in the men's section for £8

This little simple knee length, stretchy black cami-dress was only £3 and not in then sale, they have loads in all different colours all at £3 each, a must have staple of anyone's wardrobe, you can layer with a top and wear it s a skirt, or wear it as a vest, or long vest with those pesky leggings, also great for summer just as a throw-it-on dress.

I found this red skirt on a sale rail for £3. It's actually really well made for a pencil skirt, has room in all the right places. And the black flock pattern is really slimming. They do have a red and emerald green version of this as a dress, not in the sale but its still a recommended buy. I personally didn't get the dress as it was sleeveless and im a little funny with ye olde bingo wings.

All in all a great haul. I put a brief video up of my items on my instagram, link HERE. So go and check that out and follow me there! Also my facebook page is finally up and running properly! This is where i'll be posting all my give-away's, competitions etc...so add me on the link HERE.
Thanks for reading! Also a big thanks to all my followers so far! :)

Sunday, 29 December 2013

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I now finally have a facebook page up and running again! Just search "Kimberley Bake" or add me HERE

It's where I'll be taking requests for item reviews, I'll answer any beauty/fashion questions...etc... also regular OOTD posts!


Friday, 27 December 2013

Christmas mini-haul, L'óreal skin perfection toner and cleanser review. (warning, also includes rant about ungreatful brats included)

CHRISTMAS WAS HERE; it's been and gone, time for the Easter eggs! Actually saying that, you may think i'm joking, but i used to work for a large supermarket and they have Easter eggs delivered ready to go out on boxing day. Also at the corner shop up the road from me they started selling Easter stuff about 3 weeks ago...

I love Christmas, its my favorite time of year. I love the food, family, friends, snuggling infront of the T.V and of course the gifts. My husband and I didn't have a lot of money this year, most of the gifts i made, or we bought in sales etc... And we didn't ask for anything as we knew money was tight for others too, but i still got quite a good haul.
I also got a bit of money to spend in the sales, i did hit Primark on boxing day with my sister but i literally bought one thing as we were rushing and that was this beautiful Pink one button blazer, in a really soft cotton fabric, only £7!

I also treated myself to some new Cleanser and toner, it's the new L'oreal Skin Perfection range, in the pink packaging. Cheaper then my No7, protect and perfect and 100% better for my skin. I have quite sensitive combination skin, oily t-zone and dry cheeks, so i needed something that covered all three bases, the No7 stuff was the only product i'd ever used that didn't dry my skin out too much nor make it too oily, and didn't bring me out in spots or redness. This new L'oreal Skin Perfection range is AMAZING. It completely changed my skin after one use. I don't have the day or night cream yet, but i will. It's now going to be my new range. I've been ordered to stop using make up wipes, and you should too, the chemicals in them and alcohol content are insane! So cleanse, Tone and Moisturise all the way ladies!!! The cleanser and toner were on offer, usually around £7-8 each but i got mine for £5-ish, plus you get your Superdrug loyalty points so it all adds up to money off later on!

I also treated myself to some True Match Minerals, Powder foundation in 'golden ivory', as i was using a Revlon matte finish creme but it was clogging my pores and was visible to the naked eye. I cannot rave about this True Match Minerals foundation enough! It's so easy, and even and just gives you a lovely glow. If you have a spot break out i'd still recommend using a concealer underneath but no more caking on thick cream foundation! It's around £14 from Superdrug (UK)

Now for the rant, i'm literally outraged by what is summed up in this article: Brats on Twitter
Now i'm not going to go overly 'High and mighty' because i do understand the pain of getting a gift you didn't really want. But sometimes that's how life goes kids! If you don't like it, be honest but not in a horrid way and just ask if you can exchange it, don't beat the sh*t out of your mum, or cry, or say your parents ruined your life because you got a white iPhone and not a black one... you know what i'd do...sell it because i bloody hate apple, but also i'd say oh i didn't really want the white one, thank you though, but is there any way i could get it changed for a black one. DON'T smash it up and throw it at your mum! OR alternatively you can just shut up and be f*cking great-full you got a present from your parents at all and not drop-kicked on your ass out the house. I swear that a few in that generation have a few thousand brain cells missing, or a few they just share between them... I'm horrified that my kids may be worse! But then i remembered, I'm awesome and my kids wont get away with any of that. I'm pretty sure my kids will understand life in all its wonder, no religion forced on them (if they want to be religious they can, and i'll help or support them), there will be no over the top outbursts because they ripped their school trousers while they were having fun. And i'm certainly not allowing them to become some of the spoilt brats I've witnessed this Christmas. I want my kids to grow up still looking at the stars and wondering and imagining the impossible.

****I do whole-heartedly want to explain too that this is the daily mail so their representation of all of the kids these days is only based on a biased view of a few twitter accounts, and by no way should allow everyone to tar all of that generation with the same brush.

Wednesday, 4 December 2013


I'm one of those people who is constantly updating my facebook status threatening to go a different colour, people say no and i do it anyway. I'm always on the look out for new colours etc, especially in the past year since finally getting my hair the the white blonde i 'always' wanted. But then there are so many new shiney awesome colours that will make me look awesome... and finally i'll be happy with my hair... ERRGH WRONG.

I hauled myself some BLEACH LONDON products from Boots (UK), this brand is from a salon of the same name in London, (yes really, who'd have thunk), and this salon is where all us 'out there' non-conformists, can go and conform together into one rainbow hair mass. So i got myself a lovely white toner kit, which essentially is a dye kit, rather then my usual pot of whack-it-on directions white toner, and some silver shampoo as well as a bottle of 'Rose' pink hair dye. It's only semi, lasts 2-10 washes, although that immidiatley rings alarm bells for me as it's a bit vague. Usually 8-10 washes i feel comfortable with, but 2-10??? I mean am i going to go in with mild pink hair on my 6th wash and come out stark-white again on the 7th??

Moaning aside it is a nice dye, i will add i haven't used either of the other products yet, only the Rose colour. Its in a simple easy bottle, whack it on washed, NOT conditioned, towel-dried hair, it's a lovely gloopy formula that goes NEON pink on your hair. It is only recommended for very light blonde hair although i have seen a couple of reviews on darker blondes and it does still show up a lovely softer pink colour. It doesn't stay NEON pink. Wait 15 min, wash it off and out comes this amazing soft, candyfloss-pink hair.

Suprisingly i DO love it! Although i've had it two days and i'm bored already. But that will be the joy of it washing it out in under 10 washes, because i can pop back down to boots and pick up another colour. Also, as my hair is quite short, i only used half a bottle so i still have another half i can top up the colour with. I will warn you though. I hadn't long had my roots done, and it didn't take too well to my roots. :(

The white toner kit was £7, the silver shampoo £5 and the Rose dye was also £5 but at the moment boots have a 3 for 2 offer on their salon brand hair products so i got the cheapest item free! :)

All-in-all if you're like me and you get bored easily, its highly recommended brand for colours. Especially if you want to to stand out! But i do feel its a tad over-priced and the bottles feel really industrial and kind of cheap, although they do look awesome. The product smells amazing, and i think it'll be better value for money if it drops down in price (which it probably will when the hypes died down). I do highly recommend it! So have fun experimenting with their vast rainbow of colours and i'll stick up my review of the toner and shampoo in 2-10 washes! Xx