Thursday, 31 January 2013


Robyn Makes Things

Wednesday, 30 January 2013


I was really lucky recently to get hold of TWO of the bellapierre eye shadows, one in Celebration and one in Twilight.

Tuesday, 29 January 2013


I was recently whisked away to Disneyland Paris for five days for my Birthday and I thought I'd share my trip with you guys!

Chris (my boyfriend) and his family are huge Disney fans and ever since I first met them, all I've ever heard is fun holiday stories about their trips to Disney destinations. I was really excited to hear about my Birthday surprise from Chris as it meant I got to experience the world of Disney for myself. 


We flew out with BA on the Friday morning very early from Heathrow airport and the trip to Disney was so easy! The flight is super quick and you get a nine minute train over to the Disney site and that's it you're there. We checked in and they already had our room ready at around 11am which we thought was really good service. It meant we could drop off our bags and get settled in before setting off for a day in the parks! Just like you guys in the UK Paris experienced a LOT of snow last week, there was a small sprinkling on the Friday when we arrived, but by Sunday there was around seven inches on the ground which made walking around very tiring. Disneyland Paris are currently celebrating their 20th anniversary so there were a lot of special decorations and shows to see which made things extra special.


Luckily, not many people are crazy enough to go on holiday in the snow so Disneyland was empty and all the queues for the rides and the attractions in the parks were super short. The roller coasters at Disney are the best I've ever been on, I used to think rides like Saw in Thorpe Park were fantastic, but these blow them all out the water. I particulary enjoyed the new Tower of Terror in the Disneyland Studios park and as you can see from the photograph below, it scared me every single time we dropped. 


On the Sunday (my actual Birthday) we travelled into central Paris for a look around the tourist sites. This was the day we recieved the most snow, there was around 6 inches on the ground and a LOT of snow falling, we got drenched but it was really magical. I was unfortunately really unwell on the Sunday which kinda ruined things for me, but also when we got to the Eiffel Tower, it was shut. It was a big blow as we'd travelled an hour to get to the tower and walked for 45 minutes in the pouring snow, which was devastating! 
 

We still had a great day though, we even bought some posh maccaroons and had a fantastic meal in Planet Hollywood when we got back to Disney. I had a really nice steak and they even gave me a free keyring with a photograph of me and Chris in. 
 
I really enjoyed Disneyland, even as a 21-year-old woman, it unleashes your inner child every time! I had so much fun dancing to the Disney songs and getting my photographs of all the Disney characters (especially Minnie and Mickey!) We obviously had to bring back a souvenier or two, especially as the snow stopped me checking out Sephora in Paris. We bought ourselves these amazing champagne flutes, they are etched with Minnie on one an Mickey on the other and are engraved with our names and the date to make them extra special. We also bought a special Christmas bauble which we can put on our tree every year and remember our trip to Disneyland for my 21st Birthday.



Monday, 28 January 2013


Throughout December I was posting daily updates on this blog following the opening of my advent calenders. When I saw that the amazing Lily Pebbles had written a post on her favourite nail polishes from the Mini Mani Month, I thought it might be nice to do my own round up of the Latest in Beauty calender. 

Saturday, 26 January 2013

"It's the mascara that's beyond belief! This jet-black mascara lengthens, curls, volumises, lifts & separates lashes for a spectacular "out-to-here" look." 

Thursday, 24 January 2013


"The ultimate blush palette with 3 complementary shades in one mirrored compact."

It's not often I look at a palette or a make up item and think "man you really are beautiful" but this palette just ticks all the right boxes for me, the blushers are full of colour, it's packaged well, it has a mirror and the sleek matt black colour just makes me swoon.

Saturday, 19 January 2013

As you read this I'm in France and tomorrow is my 21st birthday YIPEE, that's just an exciting sidenote! I'd thought I'd leave you a weekly wants post today as my list of things just keeps growing! If you create wish lists definitely leave me a link to your latest one, I love reading these! 

Thursday, 17 January 2013


I was sitting here this morning and I suddenly realised that I never posted here about my Christmas beauty boxes. I think it's where I went home for Christmas on the 15th and box my boxes arrived after I left, so I never even looked at them! Instead of reviewing them both separately I thought it would be cool to review them side-by-side!

Tuesday, 15 January 2013



So for once my Glossybox has arrived bright and early, good work by the delivery folk! Although Southampton has no snow, so it should be relatively easy! This month Glossybox have chosen a detox theme, which of course is on every bodies minds after the Christmas feasts!
Ever since the hype began surrounding the Stila In The Light palette I needed to try Stila eyeshadows!

Monday, 14 January 2013

Today's very messy NOTD is Ciate Caberet which I love! It's a cute purple colour and has been one of my favourite winter shades! 

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Ages ago now I posted about my first ever MAC purchases and I was really excitedly try them, so you can imagine my surprise when I found this in my "to review" box untouched recently! I'd completely forgotten I'd brought this beauty and naturally I had to use it straight away!


Saturday, 12 January 2013

I thought it was time to write a Weekly Wants post, it seems like forever ago I last posted one! I'm lusting over so many things, I'm definitely becoming a true shopaholic!



Friday, 11 January 2013


It's time for another Instagram week, I hope you like these kinds of posts, I really like reading them on other blogs, but yet me know if you like reading posts like these! Now for this weeks nine pictures: 

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Picture taken from https://www.facebook.com/BirchboxUK

If you're beauty box mad you've probably heard the news already, but just in case you're stuck into a world of deadlines like me, this morning Joliebox officially became Birchbox UK.

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Quite a while ago now I was very lucky to win a competition and was sent some beautiful jewellery from Harts + Crosses, so I thought I'd feature them here! I'm such a big fan of the jewellery makers on bigcartel and Etsy, I think something handmade is super special! I think it's so much better handing your money to a talented person who has made your item especially than a big chain! 

Tuesday, 8 January 2013


I think there's something really nice about sharing your New Years Resolutions, I love personal blogger posts, I think it makes a blog extra special when a blogger welcomes you into their world. If you don't like these posts apologies, but I hope you do!

Monday, 7 January 2013

Not only does January bring the new year for me, it also brings a birthday, this year it's a big birthday on the 20th January, I'm turning 21! Not sure if that's a YAY or a BOO but I'm turning 21 nonetheless! Naturally you have to create a wish list! Chris is taking me to Disneyland Paris for 5 days to celebrate my Birthday so I'm not expecting anything else present wise from him and not many others buy me Birthday presents, but a girl can sit and dream right?

Saturday, 5 January 2013


If you follow me on Twitter you may have seen that lately I've been pretty lucky and won a few different things so I thought I'd show you what I've won! I have no idea where my stroke of luck come from, Chris kept telling me to enter the lottery so I win us something more worthwhile!

On a recent trip to Boots I could not resist picking up this little gift set in the half price sale, I love the goodies in the half price sale because the £9 I spent on this is well worth the money. The selling point of this gift set is that all the products are the perfect size for travelling. One of the selling points for me was the cute bag it comes packed in, it's a really good size for travelling and I'm definitely going to use this for my trip to Paris.

Friday, 4 January 2013

Following on from Yesterday's post I wanted to share with you the Christmas presents I received from some of my lovely friends! First of all my friend Amber got me these amazing presents, the Owl tea light holder I wanted from M&S and a haircare set that specialises in making your hair stay curly! She also got me a super cute gingerbread house which I'd been lusting over in John Lewis for the whole of December!


Thursday, 3 January 2013


I really do love reading what all my favourite bloggers got for Christmas, so I thought I'd share mine with you guys! I'm sorry about my photographs, I'm obviously away from home and the lack of light means naff photos, but I'm sure you'll forgive me!

Wednesday, 2 January 2013


Tuesday, 1 January 2013

November was definitely my month of trying new things, I finally got round to sorting through my stash and picking out the bits I've been wanting to try for a while! So here are the things I've been enjoying through this festive time!

 
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