Thursday, 30 September 2010

Lady Bug Says ... Today I Have Learnt!

Evening Ladies!
Today I have learnt many things! Varying from the fact that I need to stop being in denial that my awful roots could possibly be mistaken for ombre hair to realising I am now getting a cold!
The main thing I have learnt is that I need to get up earlier in the mornings! I need to stop leaving myself 30 minutes from waking up to having to leave the house, it results in rushed photos(these are the only photos I managed to take before rushing out of the door) and outfit choices as seen below!

Tights, Primark £1, Skirt, H&M £3, Studded tshirt, Primark £2

Outfit total £8

Just a short one from me today! I am going to attempt to have an early night so hopefully I will get up on time in the morning!

P.S. Only just over 3 hours left to enter my 100 followers giveaway!!

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Lady Bug Says ... Make Up Buys

Evening Lovelies!
Hope you all had a great weekend. Sorry for the lack of posts, unfortunately life is very hectic at the moment! I am about a week behind on reading blog posts (so many to catch up on!) and loads that I want to write up. Hopefully things will calm down at work soon and I will have a bit more free time!
On Sunday I took part in the Pedal It Pink Half Marathon cycle ride. It was very difficult, but very rewarding! The event raised over £30k for Breast Cancer Campaign and I am very proud that I raised money and completed it! Thank you all for your thoughtful comments!
I thought today I would show you a few make up bits I have bought recently. Now I am by no means any kind of make up guru, but I do like to have a play around with it! So here is what I have been buying!

ELF Mineral Lipstick in Nicely Nude, £3.50
I really like this pinky nude colour, applied lightly it is perfect for a simple day look and layered up is a great, more intense pink.

Makeup Academy Eye shadows in Shade 3 & Shade 12, £1 each

These are them first items I have purchased from Makeup Academy and I must say I am impressed!

Love how shimmery these shadows are, am looking forward to trying out a smoky eye look with these - well once I have watched a few tutorials, I am rubbish at eye makeup!

ELF Shimmer Eye Liner in Boldly Bronzed, £1.50

This goes on so smoothly, no horrible dragging on your eye lids!

Sorry for the rubbish swatch, it is so sparkly. I am a sucker for anything vaguely shiny!

ELF Matte Finisher Top Coat, £1.50
Am really loving matte nails and am happy to report it doesn't leave your nails feeling like a chalk board!
Hopefully I will be bombarding you with new posts soon!
P.S. Don't forget you only have 2 days left to enter my 100 followers giveaway!

Friday, 24 September 2010

Lady Bug Says ... Autumn Has Arrived!

Well autumn has well and truly hit, bring rain and cold with it! Though I am secretly kind of glad, I can now wear chunky knits and tights without having to really worry that I'm going to be to warm!

But as I am taking part in a charity bike ride at the weekend I would quite like the summer to make a final appearance! I am not so keen on cycling 13 miles in the rain! So please think summery thoughts for Sunday!

So here are some outfits from the last few days.

Navy dress, Primark £9, Tights, Primark £1

Outfit total £15

Skirt, H&M £3, Tshirt, Gap via Charity Shop £1, Cardigan, Primark £7, Boots, Steve Madden via TK Maxx £35

Outfit total £46

Are you pleased that Autumn has arrived or are you longing for some sunshine?

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Lady Bug Says ... Mixing Prints

Evening lovelies!
Another outfit post today. Two days in a row, hopefully I can keep it up!
Today I wanted to mix up some prints and wear my new favourite possession, my vintage silk scarf. Scarves are pretty much the first thing I look out for in charity shops, modern day versions just don't seem to have the same appeal!
Please excuse my grumpy face in the photo, boy did I not want to get up this morning!

Jeans, Primark £8, Tshirt, Gap via charity shop £1, Striped cardigan, Primark £6

Outfit total £27.50

Monday, 20 September 2010

Lady Bug Says ... I'm Back :)

Guess what?! I'm back :)
The builders have still not finished(well I really shouldn't of expected them to be finished on time should I?!) but I have found a new OOTD photo location, the spare room! Shame it is soon to be rented out to a lodger! Plus just have to hope the Mr doesn't find out about me wearing shoes on the carpets!
Anyway, I have an outfit to show you all! After a week of being convinced that Autumn was well and truly here the sun has decided to shine today so I thought I should dig my favourite shorts out! I actually haven't worn them for a few weeks, that must be some kind of record!

Steve Madden boots, TK Maxx £35, Khaki shorts, Primark £7, Rare lace dress worn as top, Not Just Medical giveaway win

Outfit total £45

I have been wanting to try out matte nails for a while now, but was worried they would feel abit like a blackboard and would make me cringe(yes I'm a little odd!) I didn't really want to pay out £5+ for something I could potentially hate so when I saw ELF had released their version for £1.50 I thought I should give it ago. I am pleased to report that there is no blackboard texture!! It doesn't go on brilliantly, but that may just be my very unsteady hand!

Have any of you tried matte nails? What do you think of my new style photos?

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Lady Bug Says ... An Apology And A Reminder!

I'm sorry lovelies!
Normal blogging will resume soon, I can't wait to get back to doing outfit posts again!
So today I am going to take the opportunity to remind everyone of a few things :)

I am a very proud Giftgirls Ambassador. Giftgirls is the home of pretty girly jewellery and using the code below you will get discount and a free gift!!

I am on Formspring, so click the link below to ask me anything!

Add me on Twitter, I am a complete Twitter novice but I like chatting with other bloggers!

And finally, don't forget to enter my 100 followers giveaway! You could win one of the prizes below!!

That's all from me today, hope you will bare with me!

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Lady Bug Says ... Grrrr Blogger!

Just a quick post! Blogger seems to have messed up the tagged blogs in my last post!
I have edited it so it should be OK now!

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Lady Bug Says ... Fashion Tag!

Afternoon ladies!
Normal posting will resume soon, I promise. The builders have given me their word that they will be finished hanging around that the bottom of my garden like large high vis clad gnomes very soon!
I was recently tagged by the lovely Caz and Ayden to do this tag.

What is your favourite fashion accessory?
Probably scarves. They are so versatile! Round your neck/as a head scarf/ knotted onto your bag!

Who's your fashion role model? (In real life and YouTube/Blogging)
Rachel Bilson/Lauren Conrad/Bloggers - too many to name!

What do you always carry with you?
I always have my phone, purse and camera with me.

What would you describe your style as?
Ummm, I don't know if I fit into a 'style' box as such. I would say I have a pretty casual style with the odd pair of heels thrown in!
Favourite: jeans, sunglasses or heels?
Heels! Being a shorty I love to wear a good pair of heels!

What inspired you to blog about fashion?
I started blogging as I wanted a way to make myself more conscious about what I was wearing! I thought that if I posted my outfits I would put abit more effort into it! Seems to have worked!

What is your favourite fashion store/shop?
Any regular readers of my blog will know the answer to this, Primark!

What is your favourite fabric in clothing?
I love silk!

Who is your favourite designer?
Probably Vivienne Westwood.

Who/what inspires your style?
Bloggers! I love seeing affordable, wearable fashion on normal people!

What would you choose to do - buy something in high quality or make it yourself if you could?
I would love to be able to make things myself!

I'd like to tag:
Kel - Hair Advice and All Things Nice
Laura - Daisy Chain Dream
Alex - Odd Socks and Pretty Frocks
Victoria - Lily Loves Lola
Carlinn - Superficial Girls
Char - T*Rexes & Tiaras

Don't forget to enter my 100 followers giveaway!

Monday, 13 September 2010

Lady Bug Says ... Next Pop Up Shop

Afternoon Lovelies!
Hope you are all well, the Mr has given me his horrible cold, I am not so impressed!
I was contacted a few days ago by Next, asking if I would be interested in opening one of their blogger pop up shops, I of course was! Next have seriously impressed me with their collections in the last year or so! Their Autumn/Winter collection has got me wanting to spend like their is no tomorrow!
I picked out four of my favourite outfits from their Parisian shoot and these items are now for sale in my pop up shop!

I need the fur trimmed sweater and biker boots in my life!!

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Lady Bug Says ... Selfridges, The Shoe Galleries

Evening lovelies!

Sorry I have been abit MIA the past few days, have been crazy busy at home! Our old lodger moved out on Friday and a new one in today, so had lots of cleaning and things to get the room all sorted out in time!

I received an email from Selfridges recently, letting me know about The Shoe Galleries which they will be opening soon! The Shoe Galleries will be showcasing 150 designers with 55,000 pairs of shoes in stock at any one time and 4,000 pairs on display. Now, you all know I have abit of a love of shoes, so the thought of that many shoes sounds a little bit like heaven to me!
A big part of The Shoe Galleries is the idea that everyone has a shoe story, be it longing for a pair of ballet shoes as a child to contemplating spending the money meant for the electric bill on a pair of stunning heels!
Selfridges are asking for people to send in their shoe stories and you could be in with a chance of winning a gorgeous new pair of shoes (one winner every week!). Plus one lucky winner will scoop a year's supply of shoes from Selfridges!
Visit The Shoe Galleries and share your story, I've shared mine (a mild obsession I had with owning a pair of sparkly Dorothy shoes!)

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Lady Bug Says ... My Picks!

Evening ladies!
Hope you are all well and have entered my 100 followers giveaway! If not go and enter now!
I tried to take some outfit photos this morning, but it was too difficult with a load of builders at the bottom of the garden staring! So you may have to wait a week or two for normal outfit blogging to return! I'm planning to fill the gaps with other posts that I hope you will enjoy!
So, I have been browsing the new Zara online store and played the 'If I had £500 to spend on pretty things I would buy' game!
Here are my pick of the shoes, bags and accessories

All pictures from

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Lady Bug Says ... 100 Followers Giveaway!

Well my lovelies, it is time for my first giveaway!
I have reached 100 followers(well 109!) and want to say a big thank you to everyone who has taken the time to follow my blog and read what I have to say!
So over the past few weeks I have been collecting lots of bits that I think you would all like! I have 2 prizes up for grabs, so twice as much chance of winning :)
Prize 1
Vintage St Michaels Scarf
Heart Print Cake Cases
Primark Corsage and Pearl Bracelet
ELF Shimmering Facial Whip in Lilac Petal
Hello Kitty Compact Mirror
Hello Kitty Chocolate Lollipop
Prize 2

Vintage Amari Scarf

Primark Taupe Bracelet

ELF Plumping Lip Glaze in Baby Doll

Pastel Cake Cases

Hello Kitty Chocolate Lollipop

Primark Floral Make Up Bag


The Rules

1. All you have to do to enter is be a follower of my blog and leave a comment on this post with the words 'Please enter me!', your email address and if you have done anything to gain further entries.

2. For a further entries you can;

- post a link to my giveaway with the picture above on your blog side bar

- do a blog post about my giveaway

- tweet about my giveaway

3. This giveaway closes on 30th September at midnight GMT and a winner will be picked at random from all the valid entries!

4. Sorry but this giveaway is only open to UK followers.

Everything I'm giving away has been bought by me! So get entering!

Good Luck!

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Lady Bug Says ... Second Hand Treats

Evening lovelies!
Thought I would show you some outfits from the last few days, featuring some bargains from my second hand shopping spree at the weekend.
One of my favourite charity shops is in a little village near me, everything is so cheap (I love their £1 rail!).
As it was carnival day in the village there was also lots of random jumble sale style tables set up all along the street :)

Khaki shorts(AGAIN!), Primark £7, Gap Tshirt via Charity Shop, £1

Sorry there isn't a piccy of my shoes(I wore my Next gladiator sandals, £6)! We had builders working in the garden, so didn't want them all looking at me through the patio doors whilst I took pictures! So upstairs pictures it is(no shoes allowed!)

Outfit total £26

Jeans, Primark £6, Volcom top via Charity Shop, £1, Vintage scarf worn as headscarf, Jumble stall 50p

Outfit total £29.50

Whats your best/favourite second hand bargain?

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Lady Bug Says ... Gift Girls Sale

Morning Lovelies!
Thought I would give you all a quick heads up about a great end of summer sale going on over at Gift Girls
Don't forget to use code GG1258 for 5% discount and a free gift!
Here are my favourite picks from the sale :)

Sunset Tree Necklace - £11

Hoot Hoot Necklace - £9

Framed Bunny Necklace - £10

Click here to go to the Gift Girls Sale!

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