Thursday, 31 October 2013

Happy Halloween!

A quick post to wish you all a spooky spiritual evening, I  won't be having much fun as I will be at work, boo. But on the plus side I will be going to work dressed as a cat, just to annoy my grumpy boss, as he has no sense of fun when it comes to these things.
Me at work. Meoww!!

Check out the guys from a little witchy cafe/shop where I live, they were kind enough to let me take a picture of them outside their shop. If you live in the Bristol area you should definitely check them out, they are really lovely people. Their name has slipped my mind but I will update this post when I find out.

It is also Protector of the Realm's birthday tomorrow and we have lots planned so there are a couple more pretty cool posts coming up!! 

November theme post: sweaters

Joining in on this month's theme post from Sophistique Noir, here is a photo of me wearing my favourite ghostie sweater. I was never really into 'sweaters' (as in england they are called 'jumpers') until I found this beauty, and now I have three. Safe to say I am now hooked! I'm going to need them, spending this winter in the Caravan ;) hope you enjoy!


Friday, 25 October 2013

Makeup: Gothy puple princess look

Just a really quick post to show my makeup today, I felt like doing something new and I really like purple!

I have no idea how to take good photos or edit them... this is just me playing around haha. Hope you like :)

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Pumpkin pie

Baking Escapades: Pumpkin pie!

So puppy and I had a lovely day in the kitchen together.

Flour is not as yummy as it looks...

This is the pumpkin  that I bought to make pumpkin pie with, but I couldn't resist having some fun with him first ;)

And then I actually made this. The caramel on the top wasn't as good as I have done it before, and I think I didn't puree the pumpkin quite enough. I am still however very excited to eat him after dinner tonight!


Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Makeup reviews: better on a budget?

I have been wanting to write about makeup for a little while now, and have decided to start a bit of a theme. I really love makeup; using it, wearing it, looking at it, I'm quite addicted. However when one faces shopping on a budget (as I do), finding quality products to suit your needs can prove difficult. Hence, high street vs the big brands to inform the average girl.

This post will start with foundations. Until about a year ago I wasn't interested in foundation at all, and had only had one experience wearing it and it was awful. Some friends (sorry guys!) had wanted to 'make me over', and I ended up with heavy uncomfortable coverage that didn't match my skin tone at all. I'm pale and like it that way, and I do even tend to go for shades even lighter than mine although I make a point of good blending and not over-doing it.

I own four foundations, of varied prices and quality. They all have their good and bad points, and here I shall review them.

L-R: No7 Restore & Renew £16.50, Rimmel London Match Perfection £6.99, Mac Studio Fix Fluid £21.50 (NAUGHTY LEXI!) , Max Factor Whipped Crème £9.99.

Puppy decided I was doing something interesting and came to investigate...
Rimmel was the first foundation I owned, and in the beginning I loved it, being the lightest (non white) shade I have yet to match, but it didn't last and tended to make my skin look dry and patchy. Even though it is a liquid foundation and proclaims 'light perfecting radiance'. Good for beginners I suppose.

After months of obsessive moisturising and thinking I just had stupid skin, I decided to try No7. It's actually from their anti-aging range because I needed something that wouldn't dry out my skin. On the swatches I did it looks surprisingly dark but when applied its barely there. The downsides, the coverage wasn't full enough and actually made my skin greasy after a few hours.
Next I tried Max Factor, and whilst I didn't love it at first, it is now a firm favourite. It looks a little orange on my arm, but on my face it gives beautiful semi-matt coverage and covers a lot of my freckles (yay). I almost reminds me of the Dream Matt Mousse because of how thick it is, but applies so easily using only my fingers, for liquid foundations I always use a sponge.
At around the same time I bought the Max Factor foundation I decided to try my first Mac product. I felt terribly indulgent at the time, and although I do like this one, it smells funny and I won't be buying the same product again. Maybe I shall try another next time... But here are my colour swatches, in the same order as before.

Finally here are two photos of me wearing the best two (Max Factor Whipped Crème and Mac Studio Fix).

Max Factor <3 winner!

Wearing Mac. Apologies I'd had a rough day..

Monday, 14 October 2013


Just wrote this post twice and lost it both times! :( technology you are not my friend. On the plus side, we are moving into the caravan this week, although for a while we are going to be living off of a camping stove ('It's an adventure, Lexington!' I must say to myself...). I think that it's going to motivate us into sorting everything out faster if we are going to be living there in the state it is now. Not quite perhaps, because we started on bedroom improvements yesterday :D

We found a damp patch under the carpet :(

Luckily Protector Of The Realm (silly boyfriend nickname, we like game of thrones) is a dab hand at fixing these things.

Hole. In the floor.

So when all of that was over with, we could start painting the walls. Speaking of paint, here are my new paint samples for the living area.

I really like the purple on the far right, possibly paired with the grey on the far left? Anyway, I went and bought a carpet for our bedroom today so everything is progressing quickly now.  Hopefully by the time I write my next post the bed Protector Of The Realm is making will be finished, and I will be writing all about moving in!

Tuesday, 8 October 2013


Yep, I am most probably a walking cliché, but I don't care, its October and my favourite time of year for shopping :D Primark have all the Halloween stuff in and I lost all self control upon entrance to the shop. THESE LEGGINGS HAVE BATS ON THEM <3

I don't currently have a full length mirror in my house so apologies about the awkward photos (also this is in the bathroom in the house I live in, still haven't moved out much to my frustrations). Onwards, because this is the cutest ghostie I ever happened to wear on a jumper.

I am now very prepared for winter in the caravan with all this woolly clothing, (the bat leggings are a sort of stretch knit I think) although these socks are just socks...
Except that they're AWESOME socks.
And last but not least, this T-shirt, which was an absolute bargain at £3. Its a little bit strange though, I usually wear a size 14, but the fit was quite tight, so the next size up they had was a 20 which actually fits nicely and does not look it's size. Everything here I bought in Primark, and none of it was expensive, the socks were £2 for three pairs, the leggings were a tenner and the jumper was the most expensive at £14 I think.

I urge you all to go forth and revel in the bountiful shopping opportunities everywhere this time of year!
Over the weekend I managed to get my hands on some paint samples for the living area walls. Its been really hard to find something that will match the wood fittings as its a bit dark and outdated. Personally I quite like dark woods (however old fashioned), and in my head I was imagining romantic jewel tones to bring it all together nicely. I was almost certain we were going to go with purple or red, something along these lines;

But when I actually painted the samples on the wall, they looked like this.

(Imagine much prettier curtains)
And I don't like any of them. I really don't want to replace all of the wooden fixtures but I just don't know what to do! Anybody have any suggestions??

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Lets get down to business. I shall now formally introduce you to our new home.

Here she is! Very eighties don't you think ;)
That's 330 square feet of living space for me, the boyfriend and our dog. We can't move in yet because we have no water or gas, although we do have electricity, and have already spent an evening or two with a takeaway and a glass of wine after a hard day working on it. I'm actually looking forward to it because it's actually a lot more space than we have at the moment, which is essentially just our bedroom which we are renting in somebody else's house.

Also, I would like to at least decorate our new bedroom before we move in, and then work from there. Its the room that needs the least doing to it, I'm going to paint the walls and replace the carpet and add a few finishing touches after that, nothing fancy. The living and kitchen area however, are probably going to be ripped out and replaced so expect some radical before and after shots!

Here's a sneek peek at the dining area...

Friday, 4 October 2013

So. I'm Lexi and this is my first blog. Hello internet :D

I've been trying to figure out something worth blogging about for a while now, and I think it's safe to say that some unusual circumstances have led me right to it. My boyfriend and I have just bought a caravan, and whilst restoring and redecorating what is essentially a tin box, we are going to live there. So I shall be recording the trials and tribulations of caravanning via this blog. Tracking progress to put it another way.

Pictures of the new home will be up soon and I'll get talking about it in my next post!