Multi Coloured Flower Stud Set, £6.50, Topshop
How cute are these! Just looking at them makes me excited for summer, the many water fights, the hot weather, the smell of freshly cut grass…and all the summery girly outfits! I’d love to get these studs as they are so bright and funky (there’s practically a colour for every look!) and you can also miss-and-match them for an even cooler look. 
Tall White Rock and Roll Sleeveless Top, £20.00, Topshop
I adore this top because it’s a bit rock chick with the slogan but it’s nice and neutral too. It’s very stylish, can be worn with anything and can be made to look a bit more edgy with black skinny fit jeans and a leather jacket. This would look lovely with hair pulled up into a messy bun and bold, statement red lips. Or, for a less in-your-face look, swap the bold lips for a soft pink colour and instead draw attention to the eyes with heavy liquid eyeliner creating a cat-winged look.
Pink Floral Zip Front Bralet, £20.00, Topshop
Originally under the ‘Lingerie & Nightwear’ section, this very stylish bralet could be worn as anything. It would look lovely underneath a revealing top or a white blazer secured in the middle with a belt…either way its too cute to keep under wraps! 
Bourjois Limited Edition Blush, £7.49,
Available in the shades of Rose Coup De Foudre, Lilas D’or, Rose De Jaspe, Rose Ambre, Rose D’or, these gorgeous Parisian blushers are the most chic thing on the market right now. The blushes, not much different from the original blushers offer the biggest difference in the very cute packaging based on the brands history. The blusher itself, however, is girly, easy to use and opens up to reveal a small brush and a small mirror to help apply blush on the go.
Soap and Glory Enormous Beauty Bundle, £35,
A bundle of Soap and Glory’s best products is available to order online again just in time for ‘Mothers Day’. Although it is a little more expensive then the one that was available at Christmas, the products in this selection add up to over £70 originally. Some products include Soap & Glory Touch & Glow, Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker and Soap & Glory Wizard of Flaws. Hmm, I wonder if I could get this for my Mum as it’s clearly a present she’d really like but never get round to using, thus giving it to me!

I’ve had so much on so I haven’t really had time to update lately but I promise to get back into routine soon.

So, let’s get to it. How has Fifty Fit been going? Well the first week went terrible. Quite frankly no one in the house could be bothered to go for a proper shop so we lived of off takeaways for a week although I did a couple of work outs.

This week has been better, I haven’t been eating properly but I haven’t really been eating much at all either and I think I’ve lost a bit of weight! I spent the day up Penshaw monument today walking for three hours straight (I’m so lazy and I bloody hate walking!) but at least that was a work out in its own.

Expect more updates soon as I know I’ve been really slack lately so sorry about that!


By our guest blogger Laura Lowe

Armed with my wedding bible, my best friend, the internet and some cupcakes, my (or should I say, “our”) next task was finding a venue for our wedding, and ultimately picking a date. If I’m honest, this was the bit I was really looking forward to! Perhaps not so much the actual picking, but more about being nosey and going to view all these beautiful buildings you read about in the magazines and getting to drink free champagne.

The venue. Easy peasy, right? You pick a place to get married, you pick a place for the party, you put down a deposit and job done.
Er, actually, no. This very decision takes up THREE CHAPTERS in my wedding manual. Three! The ceremony, the suppliers, the reception, one after the other, all with endless questions and decisions to be made. I ate two cupcakes before I had even finished reading the first chapter!
So, first things first, the ceremony.
1. Do you want a religious wedding? Yes, we are both in agreement about this.
2. Is a religious ceremony what you want? Well, yes, I’ve just answered this question!
3. Can you personalise the ceremony? I definitely need to ring the vicar…
After consultation with my intended, we rang up the church in the town where my family is from. Mum was married there and I was christened there, so it seemed fitting. However, after 3 ignored emails I finally got a reply from the vicar who put it in no uncertain terms that I was bothering him and to get back in touch closer to the time. What a grump! Then again, he doesn’t wear shoes, what do you expect?!
After much further deliberation, countless hours trawling the internet to find the rules for marrying outside the home parish, and several road trips round the country looking for a pretty, I had an epiphany. When visiting Mum, I dragged Rob to see the tiny church in the village where I spent my teenage years, not far from where my family lives now. It is very small, seating only 90 people and really in the middle of the countryside. It was only by co-incidence that we met the vicar there who knows me, and we got chatting about the wedding. Long story short, Rob loved the church, the vicar is happy to marry us there, and the date is set for 4th Aug 2012.

Are you impressed by our efficiency?!

Buildwas Church, Shropshire

‘Fifty Fit’ was thought up by Laura Holt at ‘Through The Eyes of Laura‘ (click on it to go to her blog) and I heard about it through Hayley from ‘Mini Diva‘ who blogged about it today. The general idea is that for the next 50 days a bunch of bloggers are going to try and get into shape by eating more healthy and exercising more. Then, once a week, they will blog about how they’ve got on. It’s blogged about so that they each share support from one another which means they are more likely to succeed rather then doing it alone and noone giving them motivation! The challenge also has what is called ‘Five Days’ which are those Five ‘off’ days you can have, for example if you’re feeling really unwell, or you’re going out for a friends birthday and cant get out of having a few cheeky drinks!
I have decided to joint the challenge as well. I am generally happy with my body, I just personally feel that as a person I am not very fit as I don’t exercise and I don’t eat healthy. I’m one of those lucky people who rarely put on weight due to junk food, but this doesn’t mean that I’m healthy. I am also going through a break up at the moment, so already I have tons of ‘self improvement’ motivation. I have wanted to get more toned for a while now and with this break up taking place and the Fifty Fit challenge, I have no reason not to!
The only thing I am going to be doing a bit differently is the eating healthy part. So, rather then swapping my favourite meals for healthier options such as salad or fruit, I will be trying to eat in proportion. This means no snacking, and having a full three meals a day. I struggle to do this because my sleeping patterns are all over the place and, I know it’s not really an excuse, but I’m a student! When it comes to main meals I always try to balance things out anyway for example by having chicken, wedges and spaghetti which is more healthy then just a tube of pringles (which, shamelessly, I had for dinner yesterday. In fact, other then 3/4’s of a bacon and sausage buttie, that’s all I ate all day!). So I will be trying to eat healthier in that sense. I still believe its eating healthy because it’s much more healthy then skipping breakfast and snacking most of the day which is what I do now.
Additionally, on the subject of food, I may choose to have a takeaway once a week or a ‘treat myself’ dinner once a week, as I find this motivates me more!
Fifty Fit beings today (which is perfect because I did a brief work out today before I even heard of Fifty Fit!) and will end on 29th April. 
If anyone else would like to join, let me know and visit Laura’s blog to be added to the challenge. Good luck everyone!
To begin with today I have not eaten at all yet (oops, I will have a bowl of rice crispies in a minute though), I’ve drunk a whole glass of water (I’ll be trying to drink lots of water to be more healthy in the future) and I did 25 minutes work out on my ‘Wii Fitness Coach’ game, which, if I remember rightly and if it is correct, means I lost 30 odd calories today. Come tomorrow, now that I have actually heard of the challenge, I will be trying to eat healthier.

As of next week, I will update on a Friday as it sounds better ‘Fifty Fit Friday’ see!


Black Glitter Print Vest Top, £9.99, Quiz Clothing
As you all may know, I do love my rocker/emo/indie boys! I don’t think I’ve ever dated a guy who hasn’t been in a band/played guitar/bass/drums or sung! I adore this top, it’s cute, its cheeky and its available in black or white. If you’re like me and like your rockers to be rockers i.e not popstars, then the black is perfect as its a bit rock chick/punk!
Further note – this should probably be removed from this post because I spotted this top the other day but posting a picture there just made me want it more so I treated myself too it! I am completely and utterly skint at the moment but got paid £25 a while back for doing some reviews and thought this had been paid into my bank account…turns out it’s been sitting in my paypal this whole time! It’s a sign! Plus I can justify this purchase because I got a quid off and got cash back for it!
Lace Drop Back Top, £16.99, New Look
As I stated before, I am keeping an eye out for clothes to wear on my work experience and this has caught my eye. It’s bang on trend at the moment with its peter pan collar detailing and the back has lace detail as well. It’s white so its quite smart, but it’s stylish as well. I’m pretty sure I could find a white lace top for much cheaper elsewhere, but I imagine this would look lovely and smart with a long black cardigan and dark blue jeans, or, for a more fashionable look, a cardigan in maybe coral or even a daring mustard yellow.
Serena Contrast Sheer Blouse in Mink, £19.99 and Denisse turn up stud detail shorts in black, £14.99 both New Look
I spotted this outfit being modeled for the shorts but I really love how the outfit looks altogether. I’m terrible with putting my own outfits together so this is quite nice to see and again this would be lovely for my work experience. It’s smart and stylish at the same time, and the whole outfit screams sophistication.
Finding Mr. Bright, £28.50, Benefit
I adore Benefit! It’s cute, quirky, and I love the names! This new set they have just brought out includes girl meets pearl – liquid pearl for face, posietint – poppy-pink tinted lip & cheek stain, high beam – luminescent complexion enhancer and erase paste no. 2 – medium brightening camouflage for eyes & face. So it’s perfect for the mornings after those late nights and will fit right in your bag for whenever you need a quick makeup top up. It may also result in you meeting Mr Right!
Smash Up nail polish, £6.00 Models Own 
(coming soon!)
Models Own is one of the leading nail polish brands around at the moment and they have finally caught on to the fact that girls are no longer happy with their nails just being one colour. Models Own have now developed ‘Smash Up’ which is a variety of nail varnishes that give you a funky, cracked pattern when painting your nails. Soon to be available in 9 colours from the neon pink and orange to the classic black and white, these nail varnishes are sure to fly off the shelves! They are available at an affordable £6.00 and can be bought soon from the Models Own website, and Boots will also be stocking a few selected shades.