Monday, 21 September 2015

Lingerie Pretties

A friend of mine once said "there is no point in buying fancy underwear unless somebody is going to see it". She also said in the same breath "it doesn't matter if you do wear fancy underwear anyway 'cus nobody ever pays attention to it if they are seeing it." - *insert cry-laughing emoji here*

I personally feel that buying a nice underwear set makes me feel good! I look good and feel super confident in it - regardless of if it's only me seeing it or if Evan Peters was in the room with me (plz let that happen?).

I've been having a browse at some pretty lingerie online and here are my faves:

wacoal kyoto lingerie set
Kyoto Ivory Set - Wacoal.
This is such a delicate and pretty pattern and in my usual underwear styles.
fantasie mae high waisted briefs
Mae High Waisted Brief - Fantasie
NO underwear makes me feel more confident than some high-waisted bottoms. They shape my bootay perfectly and tuck in my hips. Love ittt!

Satin Balconette Bralet and High Waisters - Topshop
I would actually love to treat myself to this. I LOVE the bralettes cage style - sadly I don't think it will fit my massive knockers in there! Topshop needs to cater for bigger boobs!! They do have it in the shorter style which I could probably def persuade myself to go for...
crochet lace lingerie forever 21
Crochet Lace Set - Forever 21
I never normally do white (heh) but this is so pretty! 
john lewis louisa bra
Louisa Bra - John Lewis.
This is so pretty and dainty. I love the dusky blue.

panache cleo minnie set bravissimo
Minnie Set - Panache Cloe (via Bravissimo)
Love the cutie yellow and blue colours on this. Also love Panache for catering to them bigger boobies.

Well in the space of me writing this I actually did order the Topshop set (in the shorter bra) and also a t-shirt with a cat on it. I'm my banks worst nightmare.

Hope you all had a super weekend, I spent mine walking, drinking and sleeping - FUN!


Thursday, 17 September 2015

Urban Decay hits John Lewis


Today I want to show off the latest beauty joy to hit little ol' Cardiff - Urban Decay has come to John Lewis! 

I'm a huge UD fan, their Naked palettes are obviously such a staple product and love their brand ethics too.

I had a late afternoon appointment with the counter manager Zandra (who is just the loveliest and coolest person ever!) on a Saturday which I know having worked in retail is no fun for anyone but she made me feel SO welcome and took every inch of care and pride into creating a look for me. 

First up we used a miracle product - the B6 Vitamin Infused Complextion Prep Spray. I actually left buying one of these and use it every day (I'll do a seperate review for it). It is brilliant at instantly reducing redness and literally infuses your skin with vitamins, plus you an use it any time of day - make-up or no make-up!

For my face we used the Naked Skin Liquid Makeup in #3 which I thought would be too dark but on the skin it was a perfect match. Urban Decay are great at providing options for every skin shade. 
For my blush we used Naked Flushed in 'Native' - this is a 3-in-1 kinda blush that gives you subtle colour for a cute contour. 

On my eyes I got to try out the new Smokey palette which I now need to own! Smokey gives you the option to be as subtle and shimmery as you want or as bold as you feel. There are so many lights in there to create such a gentle look which I really loved.

The eyeliner used was the 24/7 Glide On pencil in the colour 'Perversion' (HUGE fan of the Urban Decay names aswell!) and for my lips I got to test out the new matte Revolution lipstick in After Dark.

Here is my final look:

I loved it! I cannot do a smokey eye for the life of me so to be shown how to do it so subtly and to be able to wear a cute lipstick too without over-doing it was a breath of fresh air!

Topping it off with the DREAM product the 'All Nighter' setting spray, my makeup managed to last me through partying with friends until the early hours!

Huge thankyou to Zandra who was fabulous, welcoming and so much fun to spend an hour with!


Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Giveaway Time! Cinema and Cider!

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Oh Hello!!

Long time no post.

Anyway normal schedule will resume soon, I'm still settling into my new house and work is kicking my butt - I'm SO tired!

Today I have a little competition for you all! In partner with Luna Cinema and their pals over at Chaplin & Cork's Cider.

Basically to celebrate the Luna Cinema coming to Cardiff this weekend I'm giving y'all a chance to win a pair of tickets to your local outdoor screening of some classic movies. Check out your local listing HERE.

But that's not all! You will also win a hamper from Chaplin & Cork's to go along with - a picnic blanket and a crate of cider! JOY! Chaplin & Cork have two ciders - Somerset Gold and Somerset Reserve.

All you have to do is be over 18 and answer this question:

Which of the following is a variant of Chaplin and Cork’s cider?
a) Somerset Bronze
b) Somerset Silver

c) Somerset Gold


To enter just leave a comment below (comments will be hidden so no cheating), email me ( or tweet me your answer to @cowbiscuits via Twitter. 

I'm dead jealous 'cus I freaking love cider, so if anyone wants to share with me ;)


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Tuesday, 30 June 2015

GHD Platinum - Launch and Styling Event.

ghd event


Last week I went to the launch of the new GHD Platinum hair styler to test out the goods and get a tutorial n how to use it and why it beats out the competition.

ghd platinum launch event

Curling my hair with straighteners has never ever been my strong point but the lovely ghd team showed us just how to perfect any kind of curl and also hit us up with the most important tip for getting those beach babe waves - brush it out! 

The new ghd Platinum straightener is also brilliant for straightening too, it pushes down each 'folical' (read: split end) to create a totally smooth and flawless look. 

We were let loose on the new Platinums to get styling our own hair to see just how easy they were to use. The best thing about them is that they have Trizone technology, which is 6 separate heat plates which gives a total consistency of heat over the hair. This helps reduce hair breakage by 50% and also increases shine by 20% compared to other tools that heat to 230 degrees. 
The Platinum also has a heat resistant plate (using NASA technology) which means you can touch them from the outside without feeling a thing!

ghd platinum hair style

As you can see the results are awesome, the trick to curling hair is to NOT look at yourself in the mirror and just go for it! I actually got my pal above Charli to do mine and I was feeling a little ill and couldn't function.

I loved the beach waves I left with and they didn't even take any length off my hair at all!

Thanks to GHD for putting on a wonderful event,

The Platinum retails at £165 and is definitely a sound investment!

What straighteners do you use?

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Urban Outfitters Homeware Dreams


This past weekend I went camping for my two friends wedding up in a forest. It was the BEST weekend ever, basically with all my best pals having fun and celebrating. Sadly I came back with a 24hour-ish bug that has wiped me out and kept me off work for a couple of days which suck as most of you know how much I love my job. I've only just started eating again, becoming non-delirious and getting more energy.

In this time I've binge watched Orange is the New Black. Never even thought about watching it before but it's actually pretty good!

With my mind off sleeping and sickness, I've also been wasting time browsing homeware (for a change) in prep for the big move. Here are my fave picks from Urban Outfitters who also happen to have a massively tempting sale on right now:

urban outfitters cat rug
Cat Stamp Rug - £8 (was £15)
This has JUST gone down in the sale. I love it so much when I sort my finances I am def grabbing it!
Large Round Mirror - £35
Love this mirror!
Species by the Thousand protection room spray
Species by the Thousand Room Spray - £9 (was £18)
I've been after a Species by the Thousand apothecary piece for so long and now it's half price! This 'Protection' spray wards away negativity.
Coral Shelf - £10 (was £20)
This colour is so so cute! Such an unusual shelf :)

Palmistry Print - £10 (was £25)
Another sale item, this would look awesome in my dining room area!
S circus style letter lamp
'S' Letter Lamp - £50
This is pretty cheap seeing as most of these letter style lamps go for tons on other sites. I love anything with my initial on - def a bedroom or office piece!

What do you think of my faves?

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