Thursday, 18 December 2014

Vintage Nighties.

 

Dress Vintage
Polo Topshop
Necklace Primark
Boots Topshop

Continuing with the witchy theme. This dress is one of my favourites ever! I have worn it dozens of times on nights out and casually. I am obsessed with vintage nighties and after re-discovering this one I'm on the hunt for more!

Sweet Dreams

Paula .. x

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Black Joni Jeans.

 

Top Topshop
Jeans Topshop
Necklace Topshop
Boots Topshop

I've recently decided for my winter wardrobe I want it to be witchy and dark and admittedly a little bit 90s. So I have been in a lot of dark this week and I'm sure it'll be like that for the next few weeks unless I get bored.

Sweet Dreams 

Paula .. x

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Topshop Metallic Top.

 

Top Topshop
Jeans DIYd Myself
Choker Ebay
 Boots Topshop

I have so much love for this top. Beyonce copied me.

Sweet Dreams

Paula .. x

Monday, 15 December 2014

Work Christmas Party.

 

 

Bralet I Made
Skirt Miss Selfridge
Shoes Barratts

The works Christmas party! Probably one of the most stressful outfit decisions of the year! I strangely always want green sequins, but this is the first year I have actually managed to find something I've actually loved  enough to wear. The skirt is Miss Selfridge, and then I bought a second skirt and made a bralet out of it. Maybe thats the green sequins out of my system and next year I will have a new theme.

Sweet Dreams

Paula .. x

Saturday, 13 December 2014

NKD SKN Fake Tan.


The Guys over at NKD SKN recently send me over a sample of their medium mousse instant tan. 

I've stopped tanning every day recently, and instead I've only been tanning for nights out. Its actually not been as bad as I thought it would be, I think since its winter and I'm covered head to toe, but when it gets to spring time I will be back to tanning every single day. Why do I have such pale skin? :(

The timing could haven't been more perfect as its obviously Christmas party season and I've been looking for a good instant tan just for my party. They sent me the Mousse with a mit (Thank God cause I didn't have one) in medium, the colour came out great and after 2 coats it was the perfect shade ... next time I'd go for the dark as I do like a deep tan.

The mousse went on smooth and well, no patchy-ness or dry skin exposure ... always a good start.

The pain with instant tan is rain .. or people dropping drinks on you .. thats the only downside for me because it is always raining here so ultimately I will always opt for a building tan, but I was really impressed with NKD SKN and would definitely buy from them, I also loved the mit, one of the best ones I have used as there was no running onto the inside of my hand. 

Sweet Dreams 

Paula .. x

Friday, 12 December 2014

Black Over The Knee Boots.


 

Shirt New Look
Waistcoat Forever21
Hat H&M
Ring Primark
Necklace Primark
Boots Ebay

After searching and searching for the perfect over the knee boots, in the space of a week I bought 2. These are my going out ones, going to wear them for Christmas Eve and hopefully New Years Eve, even though I haven't worked out what I'm going to be doing for it this year ... I hate New Years.
 
Sweet Dreams

Paula .. x

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Eden Garden Beauty.

This week I was very kindly invited along to Eden Beauty Garden, a new salon in Glasgow specialising in nails and eyelashes. I have my work Christmas party on Sunday so I thought this would be a great chance to try out some of the treats on offer. I have never had my eyelashes done before, i usually stick to strip eyelashes, and I only really get my nails done for big events, and lets face it, the work Christmas do is always one of the biggest.

The salon in situated in the Central Chambers on Bothwell Street, just behind Central station if your still not sure! So its very handy as it is so central! The salon is gorgeous, it has these huge open bay windows which look out on to the station and up Renfield Street! I could have looked out it for hours! The interiors are light greens and yellows and white with tea candles all around and some great tunes. There are also snacks and drinks available, there is wine ... thats a risk right there free wine when your having a pamper day!  The salons is run by Estonian sisters Merili and Kristi, they've been there for just 2 weeks but already the salon its self and the treatments are looking fantastic.


First of all I got my eyelashes done, I got the Mink semi permanent lashes, I opted for a party lash look, I didn't want them to be natural as I wanted them specifically for the Christmas party. The lashes were all individually glued, which took about 2 hours and they should last for 8 whole weeks with infills every 3/4 week which costs £30! I actually fell asleep on the table haha! I was expecting my eyelashes to feel irritated or heavy, both nope it didn't feel a thing, and I still don't, I've had them a few days now and my lashes don't feel any different to when I'm just wearing mascara. To keep them good its recommended not to use oil based cosmetics and toiletries, and try not to sleep on your face ha ha!

The lash treatment that I got is £70 with the 20% off throughout December, so its a great time to grab a bargain and take advantage for your Christmas/New Years events! My lashes look great, they look natural but striking, as if I just have amazingly brilliant eyelashes!

Al goes well they should last about 3 weeks if I am careful with them, and I am being very careful!

 


Next we moved on to my nails!

The salon offers both Gel nail extensions and Biosoft nails, which aren't extensions but enhance the strength of your natural nails. Again I opted for the party option, so I got a full set of gel extensions. Again the process took about 2 hours, its an odd sensation to get your nails done and not be in some sort of pain. I usually get acrylics and I know the damage they to, not only in the process but in the removal. The girls at Eden really believe in doing beauty properly. Taking the time to make sure your not only comfortable but that the service and products you are getting are they best they can be. I find, especially with nail places, its a matter of getting you in and out as fast as possible, and while my nails may look good and its cheap ... the damage done isn't really worth the money your saving.

There were loads of colours to choose from, the girls told me over 35 glitters and colours ... I started off wanting nude ones changed my mind about 50 times and then settled on a pale pink, it goes with everything. I was also able to choose the shape I wanted  from a little ipad photo ... I loved that, I've never been in a salon who does that and its much easier than trying to explain. I of course got my only favourite, the Gaga inspired claws!

My nails should last about 4 weeks, I'm excited to see the growing out process compared to acrylics, I always feel like they look a mess after a week! They feel great, very soft and natural and because its a coloured gel the colour won't chip ... I just have to make sure I don't change my mind about the colour!



I just want to thank the girls for inviting me along, I had a great day of pampering and I love love love the results!

Make sure to check out the Salon on Facebook to see all the great treatments available!

 

Sweet Dreams

Paula .. x

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Christmas Is Coming.

 

 

Dress Karma Clothing
Polo Topshop
Necklace Internacionale

Monday, 1 December 2014

Topshop Black Leather Skirt.


 

Top Topshop
Skirt Topshop
Necklace Vintage
Earrings Primark
Boots Topshop

I love this skirt, but its one of those ones were you have to hike it up past your knees to get up the stairs because its so tight ... so chic ...

Sweet Dreams 

Paula .. x

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Howdah Givaway.

After my The Vegan Kind Box 12 Review, the guys over at Howdah contacted me and asked me to review a couple of their products. I had really enjoyed the ones I had got in my box so of course I took them up on the offer.

You know some people are sweetie lovers, or can't go a day without chocolate or juice ... well thats me with crisps. If someone said you have to give up all other treats but you can still have crisps, I'd happily take that deal. I've actually found it more difficult than I first thought to find Vegan crisps. So far there has only been one completely Vegan brand of crisps I have found. Howdah are suitable for both Vegetarians and Vegans and there are 6 flavours to choose from AND they are also Gluten free ... I don't really like gluten free stuff so the fact that these taste amazing shows it is possible.


The flavours I was sent are the Masala Banana Chips and the Bombay Puri.

When the guys originally told me they were sending the Masala Banana Chips I was a bit sceptical. There are only 2 foods in the world I cannot stand, raw tomatoes and bananas. So I was worried that I would hate them. I ate the whole bag in one sitting ... they were amazing! I actually would say they're my favourite of all the flavours I've tried. They're not overly spicy and taste great. I love Indian food, any spicy food, but I struggle when spices take away from the flavour. 

The Bombay Puri ones are great too. I think though I'd be more likely to eat them at a party, like as a wee table nibble. They were a bit spicier than the Banana Chips so I'd only be able to handle a few at a time, but with the banana ones I'd buy them for my lunchbox to eat every day. aha. On that note I think they would be brilliant for party bowls, or if your having Vegan buffet, a good alternative to your missing Pakora dishes!

Howdah have also given me a wee giveaway for you guys! So you can experience the amazing tastes for yourself! They are giving you guys the chance to win the 6 flavours below! All you have to do is comment below, or Like the giveaway on my Instagram.(@Brantastic_x)

The winner will be announced on Instagram on Monday 8th December!

Its Easy! Good Luck! 

 

Sweet Dreams 

Paula .. x

Saturday, 29 November 2014

A Lush Christmas.

A Few weeks ago I headed over to Lush Buchanan Street for their Christmas preview night!

I love going to Lush events, I feel like I come out with a list as long as my arm of new products I have learnt about and of course HAVE TO HAVE!

As usual Lush have loads of Christmas themed products and gift sets ideal for presents ... for yourself or others ... preferably yourself though.

But if you don't want to buy a whole gift set then you can always opt of present shaped bath bombs, soap you can build into snowmen, lotions that smell like Christmas pudding there are tons of products to choose from.

As usual the night was brilliant, the staff at Lush are always amazing and put on a brilliant night, and even out of events I always get amazing service in store!

Lush, well, they are just bloody Lush!











 

My Lush Christmas List!

Peace Massage Bar
 
The peace bar is an amazing products! Made using cocoa butter from the Peace Villages of San Jose de Apatardo in Colombia. The village is made up of people who have chosen to live peacefully admit the countries civil war disputes. The proceeds go to the villages to help them thrive and survive! I love it, such a wonderful concept and inspiring group of people. I love products with a story behind them.

Roots Scalp Treatment
 
This treatment smells amazing, I'm not a huge fan of manufactures smells, and thats why i like this one, it smells very natural and not over powering. I will have to test it of course but I've heard good things. I do sometimes suffer dry scalp because of hair extensions so a little treatment once a week will do me a world of good I'm sure.

You Snap The Whip Body Butter
 
 I can't actually remember if it was the smell or the texture of this I fell in love with, i just have in big notes on my phone "BUY THIS" so when i go back in to buy it i will have a read at the description, and feel it, and smell it ... but thats normal in Lush right?

Sweet Dreams

Paula .. x

Friday, 28 November 2014

Oh My Love Black Friday.

 
Shirt Oh My Love
Skirt Topshop
Jewellery Primark
Boots Topshop

This shirt was one of those things I didn't think much of until I tried it on and loved it, already worn it a few times.  Those are always my favourite purchases, the ones you don't think much of and then you wear them a million times, rather than the ones you love at first then they never see outside the wardrobe doors ... 

In celebration of Black Friday the babes over at Oh My Love have sent me a wee discount code, good for a whopping 30% off! They've got some great Christmas party pieces just now as well as their new Boutique range, which is amazing! So make the most of it!

The Discount Code is; BACKTOBLACK
You're welcome!

Sweet Dreams 

Paula .. x


Thursday, 27 November 2014

Topshop Ribbed Polo Neck.

 

Dress Vintage
Polo Topshop
Necklace Primark
Belt River Island
Boots Topshop 

What is with this absolute mane of hair?

This tartan dress is one of my all time favourite finds. I got it in a wee charity shop when I was living at uni, and i took it in and cut it short and amazingly it turned out perfect. I love it with this Polo neck, which i honestly have in almost every colour. It just goes with everything and because it a jersey its obviously more breathable than a polo jumper. 
 
Sweet Dreams

Paula .. x

Friday, 7 November 2014

Leather Midi Skirt.

 

Top Primark
Skirt Topshop
Necklace Primark
Belt River Island
Boots Topshop

Sweet Dreams 

Paula .. x

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Black Over The Knee Boots.


 

Top Topshop
Jeans Primark
Hat Primark
Boots Ebay 

I have had these over the knee boots for years, the heels on them are done in. These are flat ones but I'm on the hunt for heeled ones, a small heel ... in grey too. Ugh <3 i="">

Sweet Dreams

Paula .. x 



Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Beyonce Has This Shirt.


Shirt Topshop
Necklace Primark
Hat Primark
Jeans H&M
Boots Topshop 

I. Love. This. Shirt. That is all.

Sweet Dreams

Paula ..x

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Topshop PVC Mini Skirt.

 

Shirt H&M
Skirt Topshop
Necklace ??
Boots Topshop 

Ive been away for a month now and I'm back rested.

I think blogging is going to be tough for a while, I do struggle a lot with time management and working full time I know what I'm like, but I'm going to try! 

While I was away I had a lot of people asking me to write again as they missed it, which was amazingly sweet, so I will try I promise. I feel like I've started blogging a lot more though Instagram, so I'll maybe split it for writing here and photos over there. 
We'll see how it goes but its funny how things change with new social media. Instagram is definitely top dog at the moment, I think I only know of one person who doesn't have it, and I know I obsess over it.

Username: Brantastic_x

Sweet Dreams 

Paula .. x





Monday, 3 November 2014

Happy Halloween.



As you all know I am Halloween Mad! I'm going to move to the US and be one of those people who turns their house into a haunted mansion for all the neighbours ... Halloween is the only time I can stand children.

So this years effort was The Crack Fox from the Mighty Boosh ... its actually a costume I've had in mind for years ... I'm quite happy with how it turned out, although I was definitely the most dressed up at the Halloween party I was at.

I've been something scary the last 2 years and next year I want to do something big like have a massive party or something ... why is my Birthday not on Halloween :(

Sweet Dreams

Paula .. x

Sunday, 2 November 2014

The Vegan Kind Box 12.

 

I think this box has been my best box so far, there isn't an item in this one I didn't enjoy!

This was a great wee breakfast bar, not to sweet nor too dry and the texture is more like a cereal bar rather than an oat bar, which I prefer. This was the original flavour, so I'm eager to try some of the other flavours that they have.

I was so excited when I opened these,  I'm not ashamed to say that I eat A LOT of cookies so vegan ones were very exciting to me. I'm not really in to double chocolate but I liked these, and once again there are loads of different flavours that I can try.

I LOVE LOVE LOVED these. when I first tried them I wasn't too sure .. but the minuet you hit that raspberry bit and the chocolate and berry tastes merge, oh my god! I think I'm definitely going to get these as a sweet treat to add to my lunches at work. I doubt I will ever get sick of raspberries but if I did they have all different kinds. They are a brilliant portion size for lunch boxes too, which is good so that it keeps me from eating millions of them!

Again, these where brilliant. I am a big lover of Indian food so these where demolished. I love spicy food but I'll be honest i had to eat these slowly. I can imagine if your a real curry connoisseur you would devour these. Also if your a vegan having a party these are great for nibbles without non vegan guests moaning.

Triumph Balm
I didn't read the instructions on this balm and for a week I was putting it on my lips. Apparently its £50 for a full pot, so it must do some good. It had anti ageing built in, I'm only 24 but if something has some anti ageing built in, I'm going to be all over it. I've been dabbing it under my eyes and the skin does look tighter and definitely not as dark as before, but for £50 if it doesn't make me look 18 then I wouldn't be paying it! 


Sweet Dreams

Paula .. x

Friday, 12 September 2014

Unicorn Choker.


 




 

Dress Forever 21
 Choker Ebay
Bag I Made
(Depop: Brantastic_x)
Boots New Look

Sweet Dreams 

Paula .. x


ASA Saturdays.


 

 

Top Abandon Ship
Jacket Topshop
Sunglasses Primark

Sweet Dreams 

Paula .. x

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Hangover Daze.


 

 

 

Top I Made
Shorts Primark
Necklace Runaway Fox

Sweet Dreams

Paula .. x