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Thursday, 11 December 2014

Things I love Thursday! #14 (previously Smiling Sunday)

December already, eek! Welcome to my new followers, thanks for following my blog :)
Most blogs seem to call these posts Things I love Thursday, which would free up my Sunday so here goes...

Navy and mustard. These colours have been on the high street for Autumn/Winter this year and I love the combination. All the images below are via Pinterest.

This dreamy bed space lit by fairy lights.
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This series of 'selfies' with the Northern Lights featured in The Guardian.
Via The Guardian Travel
This cute photo of dogs who are slightly different sizes.  I love the fact they don't care and have obviously been playing in the mud together! I actually sent this to a friend of mine as we are great friends and I am 6ft 1 and she's 5ft.  Friends come in all sizes. :)

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This adorable deer jumper dress
Via Sugar Hill Boutique
These yummy-looking biscuit cushions :) I'd go for the custard cream or the party ring.
Via Lisa Angel Homeware
One of my favourite vegetables at this time of year is the lovely parsnip.  I like the look of this Jamie Oliver recipe for spicy soup, I reckon that a warming soup would be great for these chilly evenings!
These 1960's kitsch Christmas decorations, lovely!
Via North London Vintage Market
This sweet little Nordic Advent Village, you can fill the houses with sweets or little treats!
Via The Little Picture Company

Hope you're having a lovely December.  What's making you smile this week?  Let me know in the comments!
 Peebreeks xx

Monday, 8 December 2014

Monday, 10 November 2014

Smiling Monday! #13

Here's what I've been loving this week.  I've been really ill with a virus so not much from out and about, sorry!

1. Modalu Pippa Stars Mix Handbag. How gorgeous is this? Saw it in a magazine ad this week, lovely winter bag.
Via Modalu

2. These yummy Converse Doughnuts High-tops!
Via Schuh
3. This thick knit mustard snood from Zara.  I've tried this on so many times in the shop, it's super cosy!!
Via Zara

4. Baby deer decoration from Paperchase. Sooo cute, is it too early for decoration shopping??
Via Paperchase

5.Where's Wally wrapping paper: spotted this in a bookshop in Hove.  How fun, I would definitely want to keep the paper after ripping it off though!
Via Ebay

6.Satsuma Gelly Nail Effect nails by Barry M. I'm obsessed with different shades of orange at the moment, what with it being Autumn here and all that...

7. This micro-piglet, too cute!!

8. Awesome scary doll make-up tutorial  by Lex on  Made yew look. She is a really talented make-up artist.

9. Have been watching Lynn Hirschberg's series of Screen Test interviews with famous Hollywood actors and actresses for W Magazine and the New York Times (on Youtube). I like the way that they are shot in black and white, so you can focus on the content of the interview.  I also like the fact you don't really hear the interviewer, so you can concentrate purely on the answers that the actors give.
(All videos below are taken from W Magazine)


What have you been loving this week?
Peebreeks xx

Sunday, 9 November 2014

October Haul: Primark, Lush, Superdrug and more!

Part one:
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Hope you like these videos! I filmed them before Halloween but late in posting :(

Peebreeks xx

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Autumn Empties!

Here's a video of empty products that I've used over the last couple of months...

I'm a bit unwell at the moment so sorry if I'm not as energetic as usual!!

Please leave comments to tell me what you've been using.

Peebreeks xx

Friday, 17 October 2014

French/Spanish/ Holiday Pharmacy Buys!

This post should have gone up wayyy back in the summer, but maybe better late than never?

I went on holiday to Spain and France this summer and picked up some fantastic bargains in the pharmacies while I was there.

Whilst in Barcelona, I bought the Capital Soleil After Sun (100ml) by Vichy for the bargain price of 4 euros (that works out at just over £3). My friend Elise let me use hers when I went to visit and I loved it and had to buy some to bring back!

I have been using it constantly ever since to try and keep my tan for a while,
I also love how it makes my skin so smooth. And the smell! It smells amazing; summery, creamy and slightly coconutty (is that even a word?) The formulation is light and sinks into the skin easily.

It's Paraben-free, hypoallergenic, non-greasy and non-sticky so is sure to please pretty much everyone.

Much to my dismay, I've nearly run out of this now since purchasing it in August and can't seem to buy it easily or affordably in the UK.

Now I couldn't go to Europe and resist getting a bottle of Bioderma could I?!
By far the best gentle make-up remover I've ever used. I was intrigued by this bottle as it's suitable for pushing a cotton pad onto instead of spilling out of the usual bottle caps. I bought the 500ml bottle for 15,95 euros (£12.65).
I went to a little pharmacy and stumbled across some lovely La Roche Posay products.  
I was especially pleased to discover one product came with some free gifts, so I bought the Hydreane Riche Moisturiser for Sensitive skin (40ml) and got a free Toleriane cleanser (50ml) and Lipikar body moisturiser (15ml), I got all these for 14,95 euros (£11.85).

I've currently only used the Hydreane Riche moisturiser which I really like, it moisturises my skin well without feeling greasy.  I use it occasionally when I feel that my skin needs an extra hit of moisture.

  As the name suggests, it's extremely rich and personally, I wouldn't use it for my everyday moisturiser. Since purchasing this, I've discovered that they make a Hydreane Legere which is a lighter formulation and probably more suitable for everyday wear.

Check out my French/ Spanish Pharmacy Faves 2014 video!

Which foreign pharmacy products do you buy when you're away?  Any recommendations?
Peebreeks xx

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Style: Brigitte Bardot

So yet another classic style icon has had a birthday recently, the French model, actress, singer and animal rights activist Brigitte Bardot.  Known globally as a sultry French sex kitten, her style is constantly imitated in the fashion world; most remarkably by supermodels such as Kate Moss and Claudia Schiffer.  Famed for her dark winged liner, blonde beehive, stripy Breton tops and her curvaceous figure. Unapologetically sexy and undone.
Photographed by Raymond Depardon, via Le Luxe Mannequin
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Her gappy teeth undoubtedly led the way for similar models today, such as Georgia Jagger and Lara Stone.
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Brigitte definitely inspired some of the 90's/00's shoots with Kate Moss.
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Paving the way for the tartan scarves trend...
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Looking spookily like Claudia Schiffer in the 90's... or should that be the other way around?
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 A blonde vegetarian with messy hair and sixties style,  what's not for me to like?!

Happy 80th Birthday Brigitte!

Peebreeks xx

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Smiling Sunday!

Hope you've all had a lovely week.My knee has finally started to feel a bit better lately, so this week's post is a bit more from out and about!

Here's what I've enjoyed this week...

Sunshine! Despite electrical storms in Brighton this week, we've also been lucky enough to have a couple of sunny afternoons which were beautiful.

This BBC Radio 6 Advert starring various musical celebrities singing 'God Only Knows' by the Beach  Boys.
Via BBC News
It takes me back to the one they did of 'Perfect Day' with different stars in the nineties! Showing my age...

This sandwiches illustration. Okay so I'm veggie and used to have banana sandwiches to take to primary school, so this wouldn't really be my order of things, but I like the style and the funny comments.

This photo from Innocent of a grape with raspberry beard, this made me laugh, a lot. I'm easily pleased I know, but these are the things that make me happy...
Via Innocent drinks

How did I not know about these yummy snack pots of Nutella and breadsticks?!  A sweet treat... sorry photo is a bit fuzzy.

Still catching up on old episodes from 'Sex and The City' Steve from Sex and the City and had forgotten how much I loved Steve. He's adorable!  Don't believe me? Watch this clip from when he and Miranda first meet.
Via FanPop
Knitting; have picked up my needles again over the last couple of weeks. It's been a while so I've made a few mistakes...  Sorry for excessive filter, the wool is actually a lovely light mint green.

My healthy breakfast this week: porridge with fresh blueberries and mixed frozen (thawed!)berries.

Anyone who follows my Twitter account will know I've been loving bubble tea again recently.

 These cute guinea pig make-up bags from Zoella's new range in Superdrug.

What have you been loving this week?
Peebreeks xx