Saturday, 15 November 2014

10 Things That Make Me Happy

A mug of hot chocolate with cream and chocolate sprinkles
Allan changing over the disc during a Fringe marathon
Lying in bed cuddled up whilst its rainy outside
Getting post of any kind
My nails managing to dry 100% without catching them
Friday afternoon at 5pm
Getting positive feedback from clients at work
Looking back at cringe worthy statuses on Timehop 
A hug from my mum
Waking up and realising its the weekend. 
What things make you happy? 

Saturday, 8 November 2014

The Beauty Blogger Tag

Can anyone believe how dark and cold its got so quickly? I cannot believe that I actually had to de-ice my car the other morning, that definitely got my pulses racing especially as I'd left my coat in the house! Today I thought I'd have a go at the Beauty Blogger Tag, whilst I don't claim to be an expect on beauty I do like giving my two penneth so here it is...

What is your natural hair colour?
Years ago my hair was dyed quite often, darker, lighter - even purple at one stage. But nowadays I'm au natural. Its kinda like a mousy dull brown, pretty exciting huh?

How often do you wash your hair?
I cant get away with washing my hair twice a week thank god. Its the biggest chore ever!

Do you wear the same style everyday or change it? 
I'm the laziest person when it comes to my hair. I wash it, let it dry naturally and then it goes in a bun and says that way until the next wash.  

Do you do your own mani/pedi or go to the salon?
I'm DIY all the way. I'd love to get it done in the salon because I can imagine its a nice treat, but it can also be pretty expensive. Plus I like changing up my nail colour regularly.

How long does it take you to do your make up?
This definitely varies depending on the mood I wake up in the morning. If I'm feeling with it when I wake up I'll spend longer doing my make up but if I'm a tired Kelly then I'll opt for longer in bed!

Do you 'collect' make up or just buy it when you need it?
I am guilty of being a hoarder and a spendaholic and when make up gets involved it all gets a little crazy. Its a little sad to say but I do tend to collect make-up although I am trying to get out of the habit. 

How often do you wear false lashes?
Like never. I've got about 4 pairs which I've attempted to wear but I never get further then the front door with them on. I just worry that they are going to fall off mid nightout which is not a good look!

Will you leave the house without make up on?
Quite often I'll go out without make up on, to be honest it really doesnt bother me. Am I bad beauty blogger?? I'll often go to work, pop to the shops or round to a friends without make-up and whilst I might not feel at my best I dont feel uncomfortable. 

Do you wear make up when you are home alone/with family?
Nope. If I've got nothing planned during the day I wont bothered putting on make up, and when I get home after work taking it off is the first thing I do.

Do you plan your OOTD every night or decide when you get up?
There isnt any set pattern for this, sometimes I have an idea in mind if I'm going somewhere special but during the week I always just chuck on whatever is clean and doesnt need an iron!

How often do you change your handbag?
I have about 3/4 handbags that I have on rotation depending on where I am going and what I'm wearing. 

How tall are you?
I'm 5"7

Do you speak a foreign language? 
I wish :( 

Do you read the comments on your posts?
Of course! I have so very little that it would be rude not to! It always makes me smile when I get a comment as it makes me feel like someone actually read my post. 

Do you keep a list of products to try as you read other blogs?
My phone notes are full of lists of products I need want.

How did you come up with your blog name?
It took quite sometime, I was playing around with names for a while but one day it just popped in my head and stuck. And no I havent ever watched Along Came Polly....

What kind of camera do you use for your photographs?
I have a pretty simple bridge camera that I've 'borrowed' from Allan which comes in very handy but recently I've got the new iPhone 6 so have been using that as the picture quality is so good. Its also a bonus that its pretty easy to use. The only thing I don't like is the picture size and orientation...I dont know if I'm doing something wrong, I just want them big and beautiful! Feel free to pass over tips...please?

What is your favourite colour?
Purple purple purple

Be sure to let me know if you do the tag, I'd love to read your answers. 

Monday, 3 November 2014

Spending Ban | Christmas Edition

So back in January when I first started my blog (I cant believe its coming up to a year!!) I put myself on a spending ban to help get on an even keel at the beginning of the year. January is a horrendous month mainly because I get paid pre-NYE so most of my money is gone by approximately 00.02am. But also because there are sales here there and everywhere which are too bloody good to pass by. So this year I'm taking a different tact, I'm going to do a pre-Christmas spending ban between now and Boxing Day!

Of course this is going to a personal ban so I'm still allowed to buy Christmas presents...although I could save a whole load of money cancelling Christmas but I'm no Scrooge! 

So the rules are as follows....
  1. I can only buy essentials, such as deodorant, toothpaste, shower gel etc and only if I have no back ups
  2. No magazines
  3. No new clothes (apart from one Christmas party outfit)
  4. No make-up or skincare
  5. No unnecessary lunches/dinners/coffee shop trips (I'll miss you Costa!!) 
  6. No iTunes purchases 
Hopefully this will not only save a few pennies ready for my March adventure but will also help my family buy gifts for me as at the moment I just buy whatever it is that I fancy, making it super difficult to buy for!

So here we go, only 52 days to go.....
Oh damn, 52 is a lot of days :(

Sunday, 19 October 2014

A Trio of Treats

As I'm sure you have gathered my internet is finally working again, albeit very sporadically so whilst its on my side I thought I'd show you a a couple of bits I picked up when I went for a walk around Brighton. I was feeling in a spendy mood but I was just finding it difficult to part with my pennies. In the end I just picked up a few bits in Boots as L'Oreal was on 3 for 2. 

I've been using the L'Oreal True Match foundation for a couple of months which I've really been loving and whilst I don't usually buy the matching concealer when I saw it I thought I may as well see if it works just as well. I'm suffering with both under the skin and normal blemishes so I'm hoping it will work well at covering them up without looking dry and cakey. Watch this space.

Now I definitely do not need any more eye shadows, especially as not so long ago I spent a small fortune on starting a MAC palette but you know how it goes, you spy a colour and cant leave the shop without taking it with you. Which is exactly what happened when I saw the Colour Riche L'Ombre Pure in Quartz Fume. Its a gorgeous cool toned brown with a very slight coloured glitter running through it. I cant wait to use this to bring something extra to a smokey eye. 

Recently I've been on the hunt for the perfect liquid or gel eye liner so I can finally get the hang of winged liner! So far its not been a successful search but I'm hoping this Super Liner Black Lacquer will be the answer. Its good a small nib which I like but its also pretty sturdy which I find helps with control. I'll update you after I've put it through its paces. 

So that's the three treats I picked up recently, I'm hoping that the spending will stop there as I've just booked a surprise trip for Allan's 30th birthday and with Christmas just around the corner its going to be save, save, save. I see a spending ban on the horizon... 

What bits do you like from L'Oreal? 

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Technology has failed me!

We have some technical issue up in here. Much to the dismay of myself and my sisters, our internet has died. Sky, as always are hoping to sort it within the next days but so far there's nada. So due to my lack of organisation (slaps on wrist) it will be a little quiet this week on Along Came Kelly! I will be back to normal next week I hope, but for the time being this is a lesson learnt...plan in advance! 

In the mean time please go and download Houzz if you haven't already! I am obsessed with looking at all the lovely houses on there! 

P.S This has post has been written on my phone so god knows how it will end up but please forgive me...and blame my internet instead!