Monday, 31 October 2011

TAG: Childhood Memories

Can you believe we haven't had a single trick or treater tonight? Well we haven't so I have the unfortunate task of eating the sweets, it's a tough job polishing off this amount of Haribo but someone has to do it!

Anyway, whilst eating my weight in Haribo I came across this tag on Sophie's blog and I knew instantly that I. Had. To. Do. It!!

In Soph's words:

The 'rules' for this tag are fairly simple. State the year you were born and your era and list 10 things you remember from the main bulk of your childhood.
So here we go...

I was born in September 1990 and here are some of the things I remember from my wonderful 90s childhood!

1. The Spice Girls
Girl Power! Who didn't love the Spice Girls in the 90s?! Sporty, Posh, Scary, Baby and Ginger certainly 'Spiced Up Our Lives' during the 90s and my childhood. My favourite was always Posh Spice, mostly because we share a first name but even to this day, I'm still a huge fan of Victoria Beckham! I spent hours learning the dance moves and words to all the Spice Girls songs and yes, I did dust them off during the reunion tour! 

2. Pokemon Cards

Many a lunch and play time were spent swapping Pokeman cards in between playing games of marbles over the playground drains (ok that sounds more like I lived in the 40s than the 90s...). Charmander was always my favourite, I had about 4 of his cards because I never wanted to swap him <3

3. Dennis Wise and Gianfranco Zola

Chelsea have always been a huge part of my life and growing up, the two men above were a massive part of my childhood. I could go into detail of the players I adored growing up but for me, Zola and Wise were the ultimate.

4. Kids TV

Kids TV was beyond awesome in the 90s! One of my favourite shows was Noah's Island but nobody seems to remember it! It was about animals that were en route to the zoo when their ship got wrecked and they all ended up on an island that was run by a Polar bear named Noah. It was amazing!

Other favourites were: The Queen's Nose, The Snorks, The Smurfs, The Hair Bear Bunch, Wacky Races, Arthur, The Faraway Tree, The Worst Witch, Sabrina The Teenage Witch, Power Rangers and SO many more. Seriously, I could list my favourite shows ALL day. Kids TV isn't what it was!

5. Aliens

Aliens. We all had one. We all thought if we stuck them together they'd make a baby. They never did. 

6.  Walkman Cassette Players

These bad boys were the height of cool when I was little and the only way to listen to your cassette tapes of songs you'd recorded off the radio! You couldn't skip tracks, you just had to fast forward and hope for the best. Ah the good days!

 7. Videos

Much like the humble cassette tape, videos were the be all and end all in the days before disks became popular (or were invented - maybe they were invented and we didn't have them?). I'll never forget the days I spent watching my favourite Disney films (classic Disney, none of that remastered nonsense!) on video tape. I still have them all in the loft - heaven knows how I'll ever play them again!

8. Baby Born

Yes I had a Baby Born and yes I thought you fact you could 'feed' it was the best thing ever! Considering I was never much of a baby person, I loved this doll! I think it's still in the loft, I'm such a hoarder! 

9. Aesop's Fables

I loved books when I was little and I learned many of them by heart - most of which were Aesop's Fables. I used to read them with my Great Grandad.

10. The Park

Note: All images taken from Google.

I spent a lot of time in the park and generally playing out when I was a child. The swings were always my favourite even though I hate heights and always have - work that one out! Even now whenever I go past a park I always get the urge to go and play on the swings. I'll grow up one day I'm sure...

So there we have it - some of my childhood memories. I honestly have so many and I'd love to share them all! 

I tag everyone; I'm really interested to see what you all remember from your childhood so please comment below if you decide to do this tag!

Do  you remember any of these things?!

Vicky xoxo

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween lovely people!

I'm not especially big on Halloween but I do like to unleash my inner witch on occasion.

Here's my inner witch hamming it up...

Let me know what Halloween plans you have!

Have a safe Halloween guys!

Vicky xoxo

Sunday, 30 October 2011

If I Were A.. Blonde?

*continues singing...* Even just for a day!

I would look like this:

I had some free time this afternoon and a blonde wig crying to be used (because we all have blonde wigs just lying around at home right? Right?!!) so with Halloween tomorrow I decided unleash my inner blondie! Fear not, I've already locked her back in her cage and told her she was NEVER be released again!

If you're wondering, I have Show Orchid lipstick on and I still love it as much as ever.

Hope you've had a lovely weekend!

Vicky xoxo

Friday, 21 October 2011

Cherry Bakewell Cupcakes

After a productive start to the day yesterday I decided to carry that through into the afternoon and bake these little marvels:

Cherry Bakewell Cupcakes inspired by the Great British Bake Off which somehow I managed to miss yet I bought the cookery book, hence how I found out about these lovely little treats.

I'm a bit of a baking enthusiast if I'm honest and seeing as I have quite a bit of time on my hands at the moment, it's a nice way to spend an afternoon. I'm aiming to make a proper pie one day next week, like a pie for dinner? But I'm not sure what sort I want to make... answers on a postcard please!

On a different note, having too much time on my hands has resulted in me deciding to pursue on thing I said I wouldn't: YouTube!! Quite a lot of people both online and in real life have suggested I do YouTube and get involved with the beauty community as a way of sharing things I love and I've always kind of put it off, being too shy etc., but I've now decided I'm going to give it a whirl!

I hope to have my first video up next week and suggestions of what you'd like to see would be brilliant so please feel free to comment below or send me a message or email :)

Have a lovely weekend :)

Vicky xoxo

Monday, 10 October 2011

Liebster Blog Award

I was nominated for this award by the lovely Charlie from Charlie's Wonderland so thank you Charlie!

This award is for blogs with less than 200 followers and is a great way to find new blogs to follow, I've followed quite a few this evening that I wouldn't have found had it not been for this award so hopefully you'll find new blogs to follow too!

The only rule is that you have to nominate five blogs with less than 200 followers so below are the blogs I'm nominating :)

Beaute Thoughts
Shopping Bag Full of Dreams
A Girl and Her Makeup
Fitz N Bitz
The Beauty Bandit

I hope you enjoy the blogs above as much as I do :)

Have a lovely week.

Vicky xoxo

Saturday, 8 October 2011

A Cinderella Story

Everyone knows the story of Cinderella and her stunning glass slippers and now, taking influence from Miu Miu, there's a whole host of gorgeous glitter heels on the High Street at the moment allowing us all to indulge our inner Princess.

Disclaimer: Prince Charming not included...

Linzi Shoes -£30

It was love at first sight with these shoes and I wore them for my 21st - not the best idea! They're not the most comfy of shoe and they don't like cobbled streets but they're sooo pretty!

Dorothy Perkins - £42

I saw these shoes in a magazine a few weeks ago and finally saw them in person yesterday on a trip to Westfield. I tried them on and knew I had to have them, even better - they were 30% off so came in at under £30 - bargain!!

Are you a fan of the glitter/Princess shoe trend?
Hope you have a lovely weekend :) 

Vicky xoxo

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

You Minx!

Did anybody else say the title 'You Minx' in a Carry On movie voice? No? Just me...

Last week I spent a morning learning how to apply Minx nails and as I'm not a nail technician or manicurist, nor am I training to be one, I learned from an application only perspective.

To begin with, we undertook basic nail prep which included but was not limited to:
  • Sanitising the nails
  • Basic cuticle prep
  • Applying a base coat to ensure longevity

Once the nail was prepared we set about selecting and applying the Minx.

 As you can see, Minx comes in a huge variety of colours and designs. What you see above is only a small indication of the vast Minx foils.

Applying the Minx is a tricky process initially; cutting the Minx to size and trying to achieve perfect application is definitely fiddly however as with most things, practice really is everything.

I've tried to keep this quite short so if there's anything I haven't covered or you have any questions, please ask :)

Have a lovely week.

Vicky xoxo