4 Sep 2012

I has gones aways...

Dress- H&M
Cardigan- Topshop
Belt- Vintage
Necklace- Topshop

Please excuse the horrendous picture quality and the lack of blog posts. Picture was taken in basic darkness and I've been a bit gloomy lately and have literally been wearing leggings and jumpers when I'm not in my work clothes so not very interesting. 
I went to the city with Jay and his brother Joe to get a bag for uni (for Jay) and to go to bank to finally change all my addresses so I am now officially a citizen of England. Scary. 
I wore my H&M tshirt dress because I just wanted to be comfy and i also hadnt worn it since i got it about a month ago (woops). The cardigan is one I got yonks ago on uniform from work and of course my trusty VANS.
Not much to catch up on on my life to be honest, it just seems to be work...gym...home...work...gym...home or sometimes even work...home. 
Not got such an exciting life since I stopped being a student and seem to have less money too, how does that work? Anybody else found that since leaving education you seem to be more skint than when you were living the "poor student" life. 
Oh my this post sounds depressing and I'm sorry.
BUT
Gaaaaaah look at this puppy that I was cuddling outside the vet today, the lady had 6 of them, a litter cocker spaniels just about ready to be taken home by a new mamma and I so nearly stole one. I think I gave every single one of the pups a cuddle before Jay dragged me away. 
I named him Fred. He looks like a Fred if you ask me.

All in all not much has changed in Amber land but in the next few months I think they're may be some changes, the good kind, coming my way... I can feel it HA.
My mum and dad are down next week so I am sooo excited to see them. I hate being so far away but I love my new city so I suppose it's swings and round abouts really. I've got a whole week of work to go and stay with my parents so that will be bliss and save me a bit if money on bus fares and petrol. 
Also, my sister moved back from holland today so I might actually get to talk to her more or maybe... Maybe actually see her for the first time since April, although by the time I next get back up to Scotland it will probably be a while away. Le sigh. 
Any way folks my dinners a cookin' And I've got a good gymathon to get through tonight, actually that's a point... Does anyone know of any good, quite cheap gym gear that I could buy?




15 Aug 2012

What A Lovely Bunch Of Pineapples


Dress-H&M
Shoes- Converse
Bag- Mulberry
Necklace- Topshop
Listening Too- Owl City- Good Time 
Just a quick post today as I don't know where today has gone and I still have so much to do before I go back to work tomorrow. Euch. 
This is what I wore on Sunday when Jay and I had a wee date day, I love date days it's time spent just the two of us and we always have so much fun. This time we decided to go to a petting zoo sort of place that's a barn conversion and has little craft shops and...CRAZY GOLF. We had a wander round the adorable little shops, there was all sorts like wood craft shops, homemade ale shops and my favourite was a shop with all sorts of jams, chutneys and lots homemade niceness. We ended up getting Jays dad a really lovely hamper for his birthday. We got to pick everything that went into it so we got lots of his favourite goodies for a good olde cheese and biscuit feast.
Anyway... We then went mini golfing which I absolutely love, if I see one I have to have a go. Sadly I lost BUT I did get a hole in one on my first shot...yes first shot...all went downhill from there unfortunately. We had so much fun though and the weather was just perfect for a day outside.
I was originally wearing a blue dress from whistles but decided it just didn't fit right so returned it that afternoon when we got back. I got this dress however from H&M ages ago and it still had its sale ticket on it (£5 bargain!!!) I absolutely love t and wish I had worn it more, well worn it at all since I got it. It is so comfy and fits me really well (as in big). I couldn't go mini golfing in the sunshine without my silver converse obviously. I just can't get enough of these and my VANS, if only I could wear them to work, le sigh.
So guys... Today I joined the gym. Yeah you read right I joined a gym. About time if you ask me. 
Any good cheap ideas I could use for date days? I love them but they can end up quite pricey. 


9 Aug 2012

So Many Different Dogs


Dress- Topshop via eBay
Shirt- Topshop (old)
Necklace- Topshop
Shoes- Vans
Watching- Olymipics

Hey guys and gals
Had a nice wee early finish from work today so thought i would do a quick post before I get everything ready for work tomorrow. 
I wore this the other day to go out for lunch to a Chinese tapas-esque place. It is an amazing restaurant and the food is so well priced. 
I went for something comfy to allow space to be a super fully tummy without feeling extra large  against a tight belt or as I did last time...disco pants... By the end of the meal I felt like I was going to burst out of the trousers. Not a good look.
I also wore my steeds, the vans. Probably could of done  without the polka dot socks but I don't like not wearing socks for some reason, I even wear them with pumps...yes I do.
I have had so much use out of this denim shirt, I absolutely love it and it's a good 2 years old. Also getting a lot of use from this spike necklace, I reckon I've worn it about 4 times and I've only had it about a week or so.  
For some reason different dogs always seem to creep into my blog posts... This is Alfie, Jays dog, then there is Harry my god-dog (yes that's right he is my god son) and then there is my own doggy, Chancer who is almost always hanging around on my Instagram somewhere (@ambrissa)
I am definitely a dog person, I just love love love them and miss my wee Chancer and wee Harry a lot since ive moved. It breaks my heart when I think about some animals that aren't the treated nicely, saw a man the other day dragging his dog by the collar I banged on the staff room window but he took absolutely no notice. Dogs are so loyal and it's just horrible when people take advantage of that. 
Anyway on a lighter note... I need some fresh ideas for the old blog, any ideas welcome!!
    

7 Aug 2012

Splurging Ban...we can try


Hey guys,
This will be a pretty text heavy post but I have my reasons. I...yes I... Amber... Is going on a splurging ban. I am so sick of being paid then 3 days later being flat broke again, it's completely pointless so instead of just moaning about it I will do something about it...or try to. 
There are so many ways to get your shopping fix without spending s fortune and getting sore feet running round the city.
I am a fond lover of bargains and am a self confessed eBay junkie, who isn't? Right?
So this post is to point you in the right direction of some of my favourite money saving ways without even leaving your house, starting just from that, put your hands up if your guilty of a few packets of crisps, coffees and sweet treats while your shopping? there's some money saving right there. I always take a bottle of water and crips when I go shopping (I am a serious grazer and could spent a fortune just on snacks) that's £5 odd saved and I've barely even begun my spiel. 

I feel I have to start with the ultimate online outlet, eBay, you can find anything on there as myself and my boyfriend found out one night as we searched all kinds of things in eBay, it's actually disturbing what you can find, ANYWAY, it really is an amazing portal for both buying and selling to not only save money but earn it too.
What I usually do when shopping online is if I see something I absolutely cannot live without I try to find it or a similar dupe over eBay and the chances are there is usually something that catches me eye and could save me a fortune. Here are some posts were I have used eBay to get exactly what I wanted for a fraction of the price (shows my eBay junkie-ness too) these collar clips and belt, this necklace, this necklacethis dress and so many other bargains that can be seen in almost every post n my blog. I also recently received these collar clips from HK and they only took about 6 days to arrive which is incredible. 
Word of warning though when using eBay... DO NOT TRUST EVERYONE  you may be the most trusting person ever but if something seems to good to be true "oh my god Chanel purse for £25, I must have it" it probably is. Make sure you are very careful ordering high end goods, this includes makeup. I have ordered a few MAC items from eBay which have been absolutely fine but if someone says they got a Mulberry handbag as a gift and just didn't want it then something is up. Always be careful and use your own discretion when using eBay it can be an absolute wander for your bank account so be careful and keep it that way. Always check customer feedback. 

This site is amazing to find little voucher codes for some of the best high street and high end stores... They have voucher codes for stores like Evans to Karen Millen, and they currently have a voucher code for 10% off UrbanOutfitters which I may have a wee use of later. Voucher sites really do make such a difference, there may be a code for free postage or 15% off something which may not sound like much but it means £4 possibly £6 staying in my own pocket, I would much rather it there. Wouldn't you?
Other sites similar to this are moneysavingexpert, a great site for getting all the upcoming sales, voucher codes and money saving advice. Others I have come across are vouchercodes.commyvouchercodes.com and also hotukdeals.com these are all great websites you can check out for completing a purchase online, you would be amazed what you can find with just a little research.

Very similar to eBay, Amazon offers many great deals online, maybe not so fashion heavy as eBay but you can certainly get a bargain on your newest sunglasses or summer nail polishes, it is definitely worth a look before you go direct to the supplier websites, you can find all sorts from hair products to the current season of RayBans.

This is another great website where I received a voucher code for free samples of a few REN products only to find the website already had a give away live so I purchased a few musling cloths for £5 and received 6 miniatures and 4 travel sizes.
AMAZING
Another one of those websites that really is worth a good old peek at before you buy anything online. You could be missing out on something awesome.

For all those high end folks the Outnet is the most amazing designer outlet. They have everything from Mulberry to Marc Jacobs who could resist? YOU CAN! No in all seriousness if your in need of a flash dress for a party this is the place to look.
There are many sites lime this but I think this one is by far the best and I have used it a w times around Christmas. Everyone loves a designer keying.

More money saving tips...

Recently on my blog I set my self the wardrobe renewal challenge and tried to reuse lots of clothes that I had completely forgotten about, it gave me almost the same buzz as going out and shopping as most of the stuff had been completely forgotten about and gave me a chance to shake up my wardrobe with some of my old beloved clothes also it was fun giving myself a fashion show of all the clothes I had tucked away. This is also a great opportunity to get a pile together to sell on eBay or donate to charity.

Another tip is when shopping online put everything that catches your eye into your basket... Revisit your basket at the end and thin it out... Do I need it? How many things do I have that will go with it? Can I live without food this month? Do I prefer it to the thousand similar I already have? 
All very va,USB,e questions when you have a basket of £237 on Topshop waiting for you to buy them. My biggest tip after this is shut the website (only if the basket saves) and have a coffee/lunch or just get up and do something then throughout the day try and remember everything you put in your basket, if you forget something you do not love t enough to buy t, even if it is just £7 in the sale, it's £7 that will sit with its tag on until you take it to the charity shop next season (guilty of that). Revisit your basket late and decide if you really couldn't live without the remaining item/items. 
Finally check all the above voucher sites for a vouchers, even free postage OR even check eBay/amazon see if they have a better deal.mif you follow al, these steps you will find yourself with a lot less clutter of unwanted, spur of the moment piles of clothes and accessories and you could also end up with some freebies to try along the way.

One last thing... DIY.
It is so fun and most of the time super cheap and simple, in June I did a DIY blog week (herehere and here) and I had so much fun doing it, I insisted some friends and we would make a day out of tie dying, studding and making things. It's such a laugh and good cheap way of shaking up the wardrobe and adding your own inspiration into the simplist of clothing.

My name is Amber and I am a self confessed shop-a-holic
I think it's time I took my own advice and really stopped taking my money for granted... It will run out then il be in a huff. It's a viscous circle that I need to break.
Any more money saving advice would be a dream, feel free to leave tips in the comments box.
Below is few pictures of a few things I probably could often without or a mass collection of STUFF that I accumulate. Just to show how serious I am about my splurging ban...hopefully. 

6 Aug 2012

Skulls and Waggamamma



Jacket- Topshop (old)
Leggings- American Apparel
Bag- Mulberry Bayswater
Shoes- Vans

The other night I went out for dinner with my new friends from work (yes I am looser but they are my new friends ha) this was first time out the house with someone other than Jay so it was so nice to have some girl talk and was such a laugh. We went to Waggamammas in the city so before we went I knew I would no doubt stuff my face with to much food... Definitely not a night for disco pants SO I compromised and went for my shiny AA leggings which. Love and I reckon price for wear on these bad boys is about 3p I wear them that much. I think I should maybe invest in a new pair soon because they have gone a bit bobbly where my bag tends to rub when I walk...whoops..
I also adore this top from Olive Clothing I saw it on a couple f blogs and new I had to have it, I love skulls and I love baggy T-shirts so it was just perfect for me. It took a while to arrive as they had a very high order for these tops but they were really nice and even tweeted me to apologise so when it arrived I was just so excited to put it on.
Also wearing my trusty VANS and using my beloved Mulberry Bayswater, if you follow me on Instagram @ambrissa you will no doubt have seen it many times, it to it for 21st birthday and I was shaking lime a leaf when I opened it I was that excited, also wearing my trusty denim jacket from Topshop, I have had this for about 4 years and it's at that stage just before it's past it when it so soft and comfy.
Today I am actually off work so I need to sort out some stuff I've been to do for a while, I also need to sort out payments for my old flat as in the one I don't live in anymore, I'm in a bit of a huff about that but that's another story for another day. 
Felt really home sick the other day and just couldn't perk myself up but I feel better todAy and can't wait to see my mum and dad in September for nearly 2 weeks :) 
All is well in Amber land.
Oh before I forget... I want to stud well spike a shirt I have but will it wash ok? Any help would be really appreciated. 
Oh and HEY NEW FOLLOWERS!!!










Shopping On A Budget


Hey guys,
This will be a pretty text heavy post but I have my reasons. I...yes I... Amber... Is going on a splurging ban. I am so sick of being paid then 3 days later being flat broke again, it's completely pointless so instead of just moaning about it I will do something about it...or try to. 
There are so many ways to get your shopping fix without spending s fortune and getting sore feet running round the city.
I am a fond lover of bargains and am a self confessed eBay junkie, who isn't? Right?
So this post is to point you in the right direction of some of my favourite money saving ways without even leaving your house, starting just from that, put your hands up if your guilty of a few packets of crisps, coffees and sweet treats while your shopping? there's some money saving right there. I always take a bottle of water and crips when I go shopping (I am a serious grazer and could spent a fortune just on snacks) that's £5 odd saved and I've barely even begun my spiel. 

I feel I have to start with the ultimate online outlet, eBay, you can find anything on there as myself and my boyfriend found out one night as we searched all kinds of things in eBay, it's actually disturbing what you can find, ANYWAY, it really is an amazing portal for both buying and selling to not only save money but earn it too.
What I usually do when shopping online is if I see something I absolutely cannot live without I try to find it or a similar dupe over eBay and the chances are there is usually something that catches me eye and could save me a fortune. Here are some posts were I have used eBay to get exactly what I wanted for a fraction of the price (shows my eBay junkie-ness too) these collar clips and belt, this necklace, this necklacethis dress and so many other bargains that can be seen in almost every post n my blog. I also recently received these collar clips from HK and they only took about 6 days to arrive which is incredible. 
Word of warning though when using eBay... DO NOT TRUST EVERYONE  you may be the most trusting person ever but if something seems to good to be true "oh my god Chanel purse for £25, I must have it" it probably is. Make sure you are very careful ordering high end goods, this includes makeup. I have ordered a few MAC items from eBay which have been absolutely fine but if someone says they got a Mulberry handbag as a gift and just didn't want it then something is up. Always be careful and use your own discretion when using eBay it can be an absolute wander for your bank account so be careful and keep it that way. Always check customer feedback. 

This site is amazing to find little voucher codes for some of the best high street and high end stores... They have voucher codes for stores like Evans to Karen Millen, and they currently have a voucher code for 10% off UrbanOutfitters which I may have a wee use of later. Voucher sites really do make such a difference, there may be a code for free postage or 15% off something which may not sound like much but it means £4 possibly £6 staying in my own pocket, I would much rather it there. Wouldn't you?
Other sites similar to this are moneysavingexpert, a great site for getting all the upcoming sales, voucher codes and money saving advice. Others I have come across are vouchercodes.commyvouchercodes.com and also hotukdeals.com these are all great websites you can check out for completing a purchase online, you would be amazed what you can find with just a little research.

Very similar to eBay, Amazon offers many great deals online, maybe not so fashion heavy as eBay but you can certainly get a bargain on your newest sunglasses or summer nail polishes, it is definitely worth a look before you go direct to the supplier websites, you can find all sorts from hair products to the current season of RayBans.

This is another great website where I received a voucher code for free samples of a few REN products only to find the website already had a give away live so I purchased a few musling cloths for £5 and received 6 miniatures and 4 travel sizes.
AMAZING
Another one of those websites that really is worth a good old peek at before you buy anything online. You could be missing out on something awesome.

For all those high end folks the Outnet is the most amazing designer outlet. They have everything from Mulberry to Marc Jacobs who could resist? YOU CAN! No in all seriousness if your in need of a flash dress for a party this is the place to look.
There are many sites lime this but I think this one is by far the best and I have used it a w times around Christmas. Everyone loves a designer keying.

More money saving tips...

Recently on my blog I set my self the wardrobe renewal challenge and tried to reuse lots of clothes that I had completely forgotten about, it gave me almost the same buzz as going out and shopping as most of the stuff had been completely forgotten about and gave me a chance to shake up my wardrobe with some of my old beloved clothes also it was fun giving myself a fashion show of all the clothes I had tucked away. This is also a great opportunity to get a pile together to sell on eBay or donate to charity.

Another tip is when shopping online put everything that catches your eye into your basket... Revisit your basket at the end and thin it out... Do I need it? How many things do I have that will go with it? Can I live without food this month? Do I prefer it to the thousand similar I already have? 
All very va,USB,e questions when you have a basket of £237 on Topshop waiting for you to buy them. My biggest tip after this is shut the website (only if the basket saves) and have a coffee/lunch or just get up and do something then throughout the day try and remember everything you put in your basket, if you forget something you do not love t enough to buy t, even if it is just £7 in the sale, it's £7 that will sit with its tag on until you take it to the charity shop next season (guilty of that). Revisit your basket late and decide if you really couldn't live without the remaining item/items. 
Finally check all the above voucher sites for a vouchers, even free postage OR even check eBay/amazon see if they have a better deal.mif you follow al, these steps you will find yourself with a lot less clutter of unwanted, spur of the moment piles of clothes and accessories and you could also end up with some freebies to try along the way.

One last thing... DIY.
It is so fun and most of the time super cheap and simple, in June I did a DIY blog week (herehere and here) and I had so much fun doing it, I insisted some friends and we would make a day out of tie dying, studding and making things. It's such a laugh and good cheap way of shaking up the wardrobe and adding your own inspiration into the simplist of clothing.

My name is Amber and I am a self confessed shop-a-holic
I think it's time I took my own advice and really stopped taking my money for granted... It will run out then il be in a huff. It's a viscous circle that I need to break.
Any more money saving advice would be a dream, feel free to leave tips in the comments box.
Below is few pictures of a few things I probably could often without or a mass collection of STUFF that I accumulate. Just to show how serious I am about my splurging ban...hopefully. 

2 Aug 2012

Tartan Tales

Shirt: Topshop
Shoes: Converse
Necklace: Topshop
Bag: Louise Vuitton

Today I was off work so I decided to do a couple of blog posts so technically now it's yesterdays outfit... Confused...yah? Me too. 
Anyway, I am absolutely in love with my silver converse. I got them from work the other day because I fell instantly in love with them as soon as soon as I walked past their stand and I knew I had to have them. Jay told me that converses can come up quite big so rather than my usual size 5 (this time last year I was a size 6 and apparently my feet have shrunk...odd) so I decided to try the 4.5 and they fit really well, a bit snug so I know when I've worn them a bit they will fit just fine. If you follow me on Instagram (@ambrissa) you will see that my mum and dad got me a pair of VANS when they came for a visit so I've been living in converse and vans the last few days, obviously begrudgingly taking them off for work. 
I also got this shirt on a my most recent order from Topshop and I love it BUT because I'm so used to wearing super baggy clothes I was worried that this was too small even though it's still hanging off me and it took me all my willpower not to take it back and get the next size up as this was already a size up from my actual size...sheesh. I really love the cut out shoulders and the high collar. As you have probably seen its rare that I don't have a collar of some sort going on. 
You can't really see my necklace to well but if you click the link you can see it much better, another love of mine. 
The bag..oh the bag... I got this a while back as a treat for myself for finishing my dissertation, it's the NEVERFUL in MM and I adore it, it's such a good size for work, as the name says its never full. So I can easily fit my packed lunch (love a packed lunch) a spare of shoes (must take the vans/converse off at some point) and anything else a girl might need.
I'm working at half 8 tomorrow/today so I suppose I better get some stuff ready for work and get off the iPad. 
I'm thinking of doing a post about my favourite blushes? Opinions? 
What's your fave foot wear?

1 Aug 2012

Here There And Everywhere



Micheal Kors, Ice Tea in a jug, looking short, mint brogues, Chancer, me on a boat, REN goodies, American Treats, My life in bags, Graduation, mums mac and cheese, me before graduation

I thought I should maybe do a wee post of Instagram shots to catch you up on my life since leaving Scotland and a few bits and bobs from the last month seen as I have been a bit AWOL. 
My mum and dad came for a visit the other week and it was soooo nice seeing them. My mum and I went out on a boat while dad and Chancer waited in the sun. As much as I LOVE to be around water I'm not a great swimmer so when I can't see the bottom I get a bit uneasy, hence why I am sitting on the bottom of the boat. 
Anyhoo, I feel my blog has gone a bit stale and people are maybe getting a bit bored of it? I would LOVE some ideas on what I could do to keep you all happy and interested in what your reading? Some feedback would be lovely. 
I've been reading loads of blogs when I get chance but feel I've neglected my own and as much as I love it I feel a bit disheartened about it just now because I can't put the time I want to into it with working and all that, when I'm not working I'm in leggings and a jumper sorting out stuff I haven't yet done. 
Hopefully over the next few weeks il get back into my blogging but as I said any input would be super appreciated. 
So that is my life, how exciting haha. 
Come back soon... Lots more to come :) 


18 Jul 2012

Blushing At A Thought


MAC MINERLISE SKIN FINISH, LAURA MERCIER SILK CREME FOUNDATION, MAC BLUSH PINCH ME, JEMMA KIDD CREME HIGHLIGHTER, LANCÔME DOLLS EYES MASCARA AND MAC ERA EYESHADOW.


I am not a huge fan of my own face but I LOVE makeup and skin care, I would buy something new everyday if I had the money and as most of you will know from my blog, twitter and instagram (@ambrissa for both) I still enjoy the "occasional" purchase ;-)
I thought I would maybe try and get into the FOTD style posts every once in a while and I have a few lined up for this week so this week will now be FOTW (face of the week), maybe.
I'm trying to minimise the amount of makeup I am wearing just now as my skin is actually looking a bit less blemish-ed (?) I want to go a bit easy on the old foundation and try a more subtle look for summer.
Ive been swapping my double wear for some lighter bases and also just from swapping from a foundation brush to a buffing brush its looking so much more natural. I've also been applying my highlighter and blush with a stippling brush which to be giving a much more natural look and avoiding some over excessive caking of the facing.

Does anybody know of a good oily skin primer? My skin gets so oily at work and it makes me feel so rank.
Please and thanks
Amber x

THIS is my face. Sorry.


Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Foundation, MAC All That Glitters Eyeshadow, MAC Crosswires Lipstick, Lancôme Dolls Eyes Mascara and MAC Dainty Blush

Ok so we are in day 2 of my makeup challenge and today I only wore 5 pieces if makeup as you can see. I took this at the end of shift so I look a bit bedraggled and it's in a...ahem... Toilet...classy. You get the general idea though.
I think my mascara had been washed off in the horrendous storm by then as well so really isn't my most flattering picture but I am not the most photogenic of the human race so I took what I got when I got it.
Anyway onto the interesting stuff... Maybe. I wore my Crosswires lipstick today as I don't think it's gets to see the light of day as often as it should because I absolutely love it, for some reason it always seems to get pushed to the back of my collection. I thought it had just enough colour in it to go with my attempt at a natural face.
I am also loving MACs mineralise blushes just now, I'm wearing dainty today and also have gleeful (a dark burnt orangey pink) and the heavenly creatures SuperNova mentioned here. They have such a gorgeous shimmer to them but it's subtle it's just lovely.
I am also using my tester of benefits new flawless foundation which I really like but again I have super oily skin so it's not the easiest for me to wear without having to touch up my face with powder on my lunch break.

Does anybody have any tips for natural makeup or an oily skin remedy???
I would love some input in the comments.
I lost a reader yesterday :( its like being dumped.
Any ideas and or tips for the log would be really appreciated!!!

Amber

17 Jul 2012

Dippin and Dryin

Jumper- Topshop
Listening too- Bob Marley- Buffalo Soldier

So I am super sorry for lack of attention to my blog. I'm not adjusting very well to my new job and am just exhausted by the time I get home and want my bed.
The pictures aren't great as I have been doing it from my iPhone and iPad as I've not had a chance to find a white wall for my tripod or the funds for a new camera. Boo.
So another apology for dodgy pictures and being MIA.

So what's new in Amber land... I have finally unpacked so all my clothes are in one place (hallelujah) and I can get ready in the morning without trying to wade through all my bags of clothes to find one pair of tights haha.

I'm missing home but my mum and dad are coming for a visit on Sunday night, I am sooooo excited to see them for a few days BUT of course, I'm working..., I did ask for my days off to be Monday and Tuesday if possible so obviously they would be Sunday and Thursday :-/ oh well mum and dad are going to stay an extra day to see me on Thursday yay, and mum says wheel maybe buy me a new pair of VANS, super yay.

I've been recently using Alpha H Liquid Gold and oh my days it has made such a difference to my skin. Il put a review up soon when I've used it a bit more.
Rambling on a bit but I have so much to say, I think I will do an Instagram post soon and just ramble and ramble on that one but that way you can just loom at the pictures and ignore the rest if needs be.

Also watched Dirty Dancing for FIRST TIME last night. I was missing out, what an ace film!!!!

The iPad isnt working so well for blogging so il try and find Jays MAC and borrow that for a while as my wee DELL is on her last legs. Il try this post on the iPad and see how it goes but will need to get the laptop for the next I reckon.
Any tips on blogging from an iPad??

Amber x

7 Jul 2012

Cut Me A Caper


Face- Lancome Tient Idole 24
Blush- MAC supernova
Eyes- MAC PAINTPOT groundwork
Watching- Eastenders
So as you have probably seen if you follow me on Twitter or Instagram (@AMBRISSA) I have been loving MAC recently, even more so than usual.
A while back a collection called Heavenly Creatures was released and I fell head over heels for a lipstick called "Cut A Caper" I kept umming and ahhing over it on the website but I just kept putting it off for some reason, I think it was because I begrudge paying delivery prices and I wasn't getting a chance to go to any of the big cities to get it, THEN the worst happened and the collection finished. HEARTBREAK MUCH!!! Anyway rambling on a bit here, I saw on one of my favorite bloggers pages (gh0stparties) that it was apparently meant to be re-released for summer so I was over the moon when I went to MAC on my lunch break the other day and...there it was, staring at me!!! I swiped it up before anyone could go near it and it was mine...ALL MINE!! I also kept looking back at this blusher from the collection, it was called SUPERNOVA but I talked myself out of it as I always seem to do as I had just bought Dainty recently. 
As you can obviously see from the pictures I went back to MAC yesterday with Jay and dragged him round swatching things and ooohing and ahhhing at lots of things, I showed Jay the blusher I had been thinking about and even he said the colour was nice so he very kindly bought me it, awwwwr, I love that guy.
So with my MAC bag and a massive smile on my face I had the lipstick I had been lusting after for so long and a new blusher for collection. 
Right onto the important stuff...
I havnt done swatches as I am new to doing beauty posts and the lighting in our room isn't great in the afternoon but here is a swatch for Cut A Caper its about 3 down and Supernova its about 6 down I find Temptalia is the best for swatches for the MAC products she seems to have tried ERRRTHIN.
The blush has an amazing shimmer in it so could easily be used without a highlighter but I used it with one as I automatically put it on without thinking, I reminds me a bit of NARS Super Orgasm as the colour is so strong and the sheen is so fine and lovely, I think this could quite easily be one of my favorite blushers now, add it to the list. The only down fall is this blusher is that it is super easy to go over board with it, I had to redo my makeup the first time because I got a bit heavy handed with the brush but the 2nd time I got it just right and I love it! 
Cut A Caper is an amazing peachy coral colour but its not in your face bright coral like Reel Sexy, even though I love that too this one can be worn easier during the day, a quick swipe and your set. 
I have very dry lips and find it hard to get lipstick to stay for longer than about half an hour so I was impressed when this was still intact even after I got to work. 
Overall I am super happy with both my Heavenly Creature purchases and if your in two minds about getting anything from the collection, snap it up before it goes.
Anymore ideas/advice for what I could or shouldn't include in my beauty related posts would be amazing?


3 Jul 2012

Lost In The Distance


Skirt- Topshop 
Blouse- Primark 
Belt- Vintage 
 Watching- Jay play FIFA 
Please excuse the dodgy iphone pic at the bottom, I've been trialing a new makeup/skin care routine and so far so good so I thought I would share but I will try and do a post all about it when I get chance.
Ok so first off I want so a massive sorry for being MIA the last few weeks as you all know (maybe) I've just done a big move down to England. The journey took us 10 hours on Friday and I have never really driven more than 3 hours on my own so 10 was exhausting, I felt like I hadn't even shut my eyes before I was up again to start my new job on the Saturday morning, so as you can imagine the run up to the move was hecktic enough never mind adding in both our graduations to top it all off then starting a new job before i had calmed down from the week befores events I had to say bye to all my friends which was heartbreaking as I thought I had so much more time THEN saying bye to my mum and dad was just even more horrible. Mum cried then made me cry and it went on like that for a few hours while packing the last bits of the flat bearing in mind I had just got back from graduation so was already tired. GAWD! 
Anyhoo... I am attempting to do this blogpost on our new IPad (if you follow me on Instagram @ambrissa you will have seen my lovely graduation gifts) so if it goes horribly wrong I apologise although I think ill finish it on my laptop. This is one of the outfits I've worn for my new job training, we have to wear black boo. Yet another quick post to say hey and I am alive I do have a couple of posts that I've managed to take pictures for but as you can imagine I have nowhere that I quite think my tripod will go quite yet as its all still very up in arms. 
At some point this week I'll do a long post with lots of Instagram pics to catch y'all up on the life of Amber and the outfits that went with it ha. 
So until then thanks for being patient and heeeeey new followers :) 
Is there anything anyone would like to see more of on my blog?
Amber
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