Blog Every Day in June - A blogger challenge

After some talk on various social media outlets, I have decided to create a blogger challenge for June for myself and whoever wants to join in.

I did this sort of thing last year and enjoy the challenge of trying to keep up and get one post out per day.

So to allow for preparation I have decided to do a list of things that I wanna see on my blog
(this is my own list and people are welcome to use my format or totally change it and do their own thing)

behind your blog name // ootd // my make up must haves // wishlist // blogroll, your fave bloggers

fave nail products // a haul // fave quote & why // summer essentials // 5 beauty secrets

whats in ur bag // ootd // 13 things that make you happy // fave pic of yourself & why // day in ur life

mid month lust list // top 5 apps & why // throwback thursday  // a letter to your (wobbly) bits // ootd

silent sunday, a pic no words // subscription unboxing/wishlist // fave summer lippys // eBay bargains // share some life lessons

#selfie // goals for next 6 months // fave ootd's of the june // payday treats // IG/photo roundup

 I feel like this is a great way to keep my blog active and up to date. 

I often set myself personal challenges to get certain things written up and scheduled but always end up stopping id way, so I figured if I made it a public thing, people could take part too, and that would encourage me to keep going.

 Are you going to take part?

Use the hashtag #blogeverydayjune on social media to share with everyone

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Birthday Wishlist - Simply Be

I have been perusing through Simply Be and other Plus Size retailers for the perfect birthday dress and other items for my birthday weekender in Blackpool in July.

The count down is well and truly on!

Last year I was rushed to find things I wanted to wear so this year I am starting early.
I think I may have to look at other shops and wishlist some of their items before I make up my mind at payday!

So here is my current wishlist.
one // two // three // four // five
one // two // three // four // five
one // two // three // four // five
I especially love the yellow dress and the watermelon bag!
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American Candy Haul (again)

Yep, Im back with another Gobstoppers purchase.
Can you tell that I am obsessed with America sweets yet?

I popped into Gobstoppers when I was waiting for my folks after work a week back, I tried to walk by without going in but the shop was calling my name! It would have been rude to say no!

Just look at all those yummies!

I have been loving Nerds lately. I take a box to work each day and Daisy and I share it. 

I normally can't go into this shop without getting some twinkies. They always have them at the till, so very clever of them!
I scoffed these down almost as soon as I had taken this pic.

These Pringle's are maybe the BEST I have ever had in my life! 
The flavour is amazing but they're also tortilla chips, which is what really seals the deal for me. 
I really hope they have them again next time I go into Gobstoppers, I'll have to buy another 5 or so.

These giant Nerds were yum! And the Chewy Spree were good too.
Both just standard chewy candy really.

I got these bits for my parents. I know my mum loves Apple Mentos and my dad loves anything Jolly Rancher. 
I also got the tube of Lifesavers as this is something we used to get in south Africa.

I enjoy most Beef Jerky, and this one didn't disappoint.
 It was quite peppery but I really liked it.

My fave m&m's here, the pretzel filled ones.

Finally I tried a drink, this was pretty much what it says on the tin, peach soda, I really liked it.

Do you shop in American Candy Stores?

I can't wait for my next Taffy Mail to arrive!
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Floral on Floral - OOTD

This outfit is one of my faves. 
I adore the dress so much, I'm so glad I took a chance on it last year!

On my lips I'm wearing Sleek Make Up in the colour Mystic.

What I Wore:
Dress - Simply Be
Blazer - New Look
Leggings - Evans
Pumps - Simply Be

I especially love how closely matched the pumps and dress are.
The colours are super complimentary.

Loving memories of these glasses which are now broken :/

Do you like to wear double prints?
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#psbloggeraprilchallange - Photo a Day Challenge

I decided to take part in this challenge that Debz created. 
I thought it was a fun way to keep active in social media.

I only missed one day, and well I'm ok with that!

So here's my effort.

Did you take part?

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Daisy Chain - OOTD

Back again with another work OOTD. 
I wore this when the sun was out in full blast, but sadly it turned cold and rainy as soon as I got to work. 

I adore this dress from New Look. It's a really simple but so comfy and I think it's super cute for summer. 

Dress - New Look
Leggings - New Look
Denim Shirt - New Look
Sandals - Simply Be 

I wanted to have my arms out so I paired the dress with a denim button down shirt which I wore open. Later on in the day I buttoned it up and tied a knot under my bust. 

My fave pair of glasses were worn, but sadly broke that day so I shall be repurchasing them from eBay. 

And my face was simple as always recently. I'm enjoying wearing less make up now a days. 

And that's all she wrote. 

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The Body Shop - Camomile

So I am not one to really stick to one brand of product, sadly I have very little brand loyalty unless I am WOW'd by something.
But this is one of those times where I really am impressed!

Last year on my holiday to South Africa, I wrote about going to The Body Shop there and buying some bits ... here ... and one of the bits I got was the Camomile Lip&Eye make up remover.

I had been wanting to try a liquid make up remover for some time and I hadn't packed any wipes with me so thought it was the perfect time to try it out.
I used this remover for the last 5 months and its finally running out, so I decided to check other products in the Camomile Range at The Body Shop. I did a bit of research on it and watched loadsa videos on this cleansing butter and thought it was something I'd try.

So I popped into my local Body Shop.

As you can see, my bottle of remover is now empty.

I picked up a tin of the "sumptuous" cleansing butter which is £12.00

And I got a muslin cloth which was £2.50.
I'd not yet decided if I was gonna get a cloth too but when I saw they were on special with the butter, I decided to just get it.

The butter comes solid in this tin, you get a fairly decent amount in the tin which is good. 

The scent is lovely, its light and fresh, not too strong or offensive. I'm not one for camomile scent usually, but this on is really nice.

To use it you simply scoop some of the butter out, rub on your face and then wash off.
Once you've taken a blob out the tin it starts to melt on your fingers straight away, turning into a lovely rich oil. 

I tried it on my hand before my face and it left my hand feeling lovely and soft and smooth for hours after. So at the end of the night I used it to clean the days face off. 
On my face I had bb cream, brow powder, brow gel, 2 different mascara's (one was waterproof), cream blush and matte lipstick.

I filled my sink with warm water and put the cloth in to soak, then I took the butter and just put a bunch of it on my face and rubbed it all around, I looked like a panda with black all round my face.
Used the muslin cloth to wipe away and it literally came off in one wipe. 
Whilst it worked really well it was a bit time consuming. I definitely will be repurchasing the liquid make up remover and maybe the oil cleanser too because I feel they all work as well as each other but sometimes you just need a quick cotton pad and remover to clean whilst youre making a cuppa and cant really stand in the kitchen with cleansing butter on your eyes. 

All in all, very happy with this range!

What brand are you loyal to?

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Tribal Tessellation - OOTD

Yep, coming at you with another work OOTD, this time wearing an old fave tunic I havent got out in forever!

What I Wore:
Tunic - Fashion World
Blazer - Simply Be
Leggings - Yours Clothing
Pumps - Primark

My bag is from Primark, it's still my fave one yet from them!

Rocking a top knot for like ever now!

Lipstick from Make Up Forever.

What's your fave go to item to make you feel good?

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