Friday, 30 August 2013

Primark transitional dress

I do love Primark! That shop is crazy. Sometimes I am just shocked by the prices there. I was recently lured into a Primark in Torquay when saw new Autumn pieces. I got a lovely nude blouse for £4! I just could not believe it. Next thing was this lovely pattern dress for £8. I thought it's going to be perfect for the summer/autumn/winter transition. I can still wear it with bare legs and sandals while warm. Then I can just keep adding... cardi... boots.... tights... and so on :) well... not much left to add beside a jacket... but you get the idea.

There is a little problem though. It's a bit tight in the chest area. These are the moments where I wish my boobs were smaller. The material does not have any give or stretch. It fits fine everywhere else but my chest. They had size 12 but zipper was broken so I was stuck with 10 and obviously had to have it there and then.
So I decided not to breathe while wearing it and it all turned out good lol But seriously now, it's not that bad but I wish Primark would sort out their sizing. It always runs a bit small. Every other shop I am dead on size 10. With Primark thou... it sometimes is 10, sometimes 12 and sometimes nothing cause 10 is too small and 12 too big ha ha
Anyone else has that problem or am I just unsizable?

Sandals - H&M probably 2 years ago
Cardi - Car boot 2 weeks ago for 50p (comes from H&M)
Boots - Dorothy Perkins last year

Sylwia x

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Torquay Bank Holiday Weekend

One of the things I am absolutely grateful in my new job are weekends off. That includes Bank Holidays. Since I have started working 8 years ago I have never had a job were I didn't have to work weekends or Bank Holidays. I never had that Friday feeling or long weekend excitement. All that has changed since May and I am enjoying it to the maximum.

I have spent past weekend in Torquay. I have never been in Devon or Cornwall before. I was very surprised (althou I probably shouldn't have been at all) to realise that booking a hotel in a place like that, at a time like that won't be easy. There was NOTHING available. Or rather nothing that wasn't ridiculously priced.
But we went anyway. We arrived there Saturday morning and prospects of finding a room were slim. So we decided to just enjoy the day and go with the flow. I did get a bit miserable when I realised we'll have to spend the night in the car! I didn't mind that so much but it was the next day when I would feel gross! In the end I just relaxed about it and thought 'whatever! we're young, let's do it!'. Then we saw a B&B just by the sea with a sign saying 'Rooms availabe'. I don't think I was ever so happy to take a shower and lie down in bed ha ha
We've spent another day and night in Torquay and had a lovely time. It was a great mini break at the of summer.

Ferris Wheel

A tid bit high and a tid bit scary!

Trying to look sexy... didn't work

Making faces!


Shells (bit gross but still...shells)

Tide was out and revealed the rocks

Got myself a floppy hat :)

How did you guys spend your long weekend if you're lucky enough to have it off?

Sylw x

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Something light and funny please!

I have always been a fan of crime and thriller books. I eagerly read to find out what the spin is or who the murderer is in the book.
But this kind of books can get a bit 'heavy' on the brain. There normally are a lot of characters that names I need to remember. Plot of the story can be long, thick and complicated. Basically what I mean is that sometimes after long tiring day at work I really can't be bother to think hard lol

So I decided to read something light that won't involve a lot of thinking ha ha I'm not big on chick lit type of books so wasn't really sure what else is out there. But one day I had a little rummage thru my friend's books and found three books that were perfect for me. These are stand-up comics biographies. I never read biographies before but figured since these guys are funny on stage, their writing must be funny too.
I wasn't disappointed. I didn't read Stephen Fry just yet but other two were hilarious. Alan Carr especially... this guy just cracks me up... Apart from the funniness thou it was a good insight to their lives before the fame. It showed how much hard work they've put and risk they took into becoming who they are now.
Alan Carr 'Look who it is!'
Michael McIntyre 'Life & Laughing'
Stephen Fry 'The Fry Chronicles'

We all need a bit of comedy and lighthearted humor in out lives. Sometimes it's so easy to get yourself wound up in everyday stressful craziness and forget that little funny story can make us laugh and forget all the troubles for a moment :)

Sylwia x

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Bunny Rabbit Cutness

I have seen these cute bunny LED lamps all over blogs and instagram. I always thought they're adorable! But I never really rushed to buy them.
The other day I walked past this cute 'handmade' kind of store and saw the bunny lights in the window. Since I was there already.... I caved in.
These actually give out quite a bit of light. You couldn't read to it but it creates nice dimmed atmosphere. I adore them :)

I continued with the rabbit theme and ordered bunny ear phone case. Just like the lamps I think it's the most adorable thing ever :) It has a detachable tail that's meant to serve a purpose of a stand for the phone but it keeps falling off. I don't mind that cause it makes holding the phone little bit awkward.

I do apologise if this post was too much of a bunny cuteness. But bunnies are the most adorable things ever. And if you don't like them then I think you need to have a serious talk with yourself and sort it out ha ha ha

Sylwia x

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Haul + First impressions

I got paid. This means one thing and one thing only. Shopping. Does anyone else go crazy when they get paid and then moan they're skint for the rest of the month? Well, I do that and it's not very smart. But on the bright side I've got a bunch of lovely new products to enjoy throughout the month.
No7 Cleansing Brush - First two uses felt really harsh on my skin. But I got used to it after that and it just feels normal now. I am trying different foaming cleansers with it to see what works best. So far I think it cleanses really well but definitely not a everyday use for me.
Ped Egg - I was actually petrified to use this! It looks like a cheese grater! But it's absolutely fine. I walk a lot and run on a treadmill at the gym so my feet get a horrible build up of callous on a daily basis. I only used it once and it took quite a long time... result wasn't super smooth skin but that's not what it's designed for.
Burt's Bees Head To Toe Kit - I have only used hand salve and foot cream from this little kit. Hand salve seems very thick and foot cream is more like a gel formula.
Burt's Bees Radiance Facial Cleanser - I only used this with the No7 brush and I really liked this combination of products.

Cocoa Butter Formula Daily Cleansing Gel - I found this little drying. When used with the No7 brush it made the whole process quite harsh and uncomfortable. I definitely prefer Burt's Bees cleanser to this.
Botanics Hot Cloth Cleansing Balm - This has super thick formula. It's almost difficult to get out of the tub. My skin felt nice after but I didn't get that deeply cleansed feeling.
Dr.Organic Manuca Honey Deodorant - This stuff does stop the sweat smell. I can vouch for that. However it has very overwhelming honey scent which can be little bit irritating.

I will continue to use all of the above products and will do separate reviews. We all know first impressions can be very misleading sometimes. I hope you enjoyed the read nevertheless.

Sylwia x
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