Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Playlist tag

Hi everyone, today I have decided to do the playlist tag. For this tag I have to put the music on my phone (or whatever device you store your music on) on shuffle and tell you all the first 30 songs on that list. I'm excited and nervous about doing this tag because I love my music and listen to it most of the day, but I have a lot of 'guilty pleasures' on my phone as well. I have such random taste in music so please don't judge. Let's get started shall I.

  1. Katy Perry- Part of me
  2. Grease 2 soundtrack- Cool rider
  3. Selena Gomez- Come and get it
  4. Dj Sammy- Heaven
  5. Rihanna- S&M
  6. BOB ft Taylor Swift- Both of us
  7. Will.I.Am ft Miley Cyrus- Fall down
  8. Magnetic man- I need air
  9. Queen- Crazy little thing called love
  10. Miley Cyrus- Your gonna make me lonesome when you go
  11. Nelly ft Kelly Rowland- Dilemma
  12. Dionne Broomfield ft Diggy Simmons- Yeah right
  13. Whitney Houston- I wanna dance with somebody
  14. Fun- Carry on
  15. Passenger- Let her go
  16. Tulisa- Live it up
  17. Duke Dumont- Need u 100
  18. Doris Day- Fly me to the moon
  19. Ke$ha- We r who we r
  20. Alanis Morisette- Ironic
  21. Mickey Modelle vs Jessy- Over you
  22. Justin Bieber- Girlfriend
  23. Daniel Bedingfield- Gotta get through this
  24. Meredith Brooke- Bitch
  25. Alannah Myles- Black velvet
  26. Ciara- Like a boy
  27. Neil Diamond- Sweet Caroline
  28. Katy Perry- Dark horse
  29. Sandi Thom- I wish I was a punk rocker
  30. Bridgit Mendler- Ready or not

And that is my playlist. I do have some more recent music on my phone too, I promise, they just refused to be in the top 30. Are there any songs in my list that you like to listen to? I tag all of you who read this post to do it yourself. I you do this tag comment your post so I can have a nose at your playlists. 
Much love Toni xoxo

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Quote of the day

"Sometimes I wish I was just a girl in an indie band. I could dance around on stage and it wouldn't be so much about me."-Lily Allen

A day in the garden

Hi everyone, how lovely has the weather been today? I think today was the first glimpse of summer. Because of the amazing weather I decided to spend a little time in my garden. Until today I hadn't noticed how pretty all the plants have started to look now they've begun to grow. The flowers are so bright and my trees are covered in blossoms. I love my trees this time of year because when it's breezy the petals start to fall and it looks like it's snowing. I took some pictures to share with you.

I hope you like the photos. What's you favourite thing about the start of summer?
Much love Toni xoxo

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Life quote

"You dont want to live your life then meet someone. You want to share your life with someone. That's what I'm missing right now."- Rihanna

Mob wives obsessed

Hi everyone, today I have been watching back to back episodes of mob wives. For anyone who doesn't know what this show is about, let me tell you. It's a reality show that follows around women who have husband's or father's that have been arrested in connection to the mafia.
I absolutely love this show! It's one of the funniest reality shows I've watched, and not in haha you told a joke funny, but haha I can't believe they said that. And don't get me started on the cast! They are absolutely mental. They love each other one minute and the next they're attacking each other.People let me introduce you to one of my favourites from the show 'Big Ang'.

'Big Ang' is the niece of Salvatore 'Sally Dog's' Lombardi a deceased captain of the Genovese crime family. I think she is hysterical and I love to watch her.

This show has very mixed reviews but I think that it's amazing. I love how brutally honest they can be, I love the drama and once I stated to watch I  just can't stop. I really think you should watch this show and tell me what you think. Do I have amazing taste in tv shows, or do you think it's awful?
Much love Toni xoxo 

Friday, 25 April 2014

Song quote

"And I would do anything for love, I'd run right in to hell and back..."- Meatloaf

Friday night facial

Hi everyone, sorry I haven't done a post in a few days, I've been so busy and haven't had a minute to myself. So this is the post I was supposed to do 2 days ago, but hey, better late that never. Anyway I'm glad I put it off because Friday night pampering is the best. They give me a chance to relax and have some me time.

The first thing I do is cleanse, tone and exfoliate my face. This is to remove all my makeup and any dirt that has gotten in to my pores. To cleanse and tone I use pure claenser and toner which I bought for £1 each and even though they were so cheap there really good. I also use the Garnier pure pads to lightly exfoliate my face, they also give a deeper cleanse.

Next comes the face mask. I absolutely love face masks and I have tonnes of them lying around the house. I think my favourite ones are the self heating because they feel amazing to wear.

Today I decide to use my beauty formulas deep cleansing mud mask. I love the beauty formulas masks because you only need to leave them on for about 3 minutes and then wash them off, simple. (BTW my head band is from primark and I use it too keep the mask out of my hair)

The last step in my facial, but second to last on my list, is moisturiser and anti-blemish gel. My moisturiser is from orchard and bloom, it's and antiwrinkle night cream with added Q10(that's what it says on the front). I just like to use this because it smells really amazing and it leaves my skin soft. My anti-blemish gel is from superdrug and it is an own brand one (you can get it here for £2.59). For an own brand product I really like it, it does what it says on the box and that is all I need.

The last part of my Friday facial is not actually part of the facial. It's the part I think I enjoy the most after a long week in work. Putting on a nice clean pair of pyjamas, climbing in bed and watching a film.

I hope you enjoyed reading this post, I promise I'll remember to do another one tomorrow. Are there any tips you have about giving myself a facial? 
 Much love Toni xoxo

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Quote of the day

"Life is funny. Things change, people change, but you will always be you, so stay true to yourself and never sacrifice who you are for anyone."- Zayn Malik


Hi everyone, this is just a quick post. So I've just saw on my bloglovin that I have reached 100 followers, I'm so excited!!!! When I started this blog I didn't think anyone would want to read what I write. I'm so shocked that in such a short amount of time so many of you find my blog interesting enough to follow. This is such a big milestone for me. I hope you continue to read and enjoy my posts.

Thank you, I can't wait to reach the next big milestone with you all!!!!

Much love Toni xoxo

This or That tag


Blush or Bronzer
Blush, I don't often wear bronzer

Lip gloss or Lipstick

Eyeliner or Mascara

Foundation or Concealer
Concealer, in the summer I don't usually use foundation

Neutral or Colour eyeshadow
Neutral, maybe a Smokey eye

Brush or Sponge
Brush, I've never tried using sponges


Short or Long

Acrylic or Natural
Natural, I hate the feeling of fake nails

Bright or Dark
The brighter the better

Flower or No flower
No flower, I prefer plane nails


Perfume or Body spray

Lotion or Body butter
Body butter, it's extra moisturising

Body wash or Soap
Body wash always


Jeans or Sweat pants

Long sleeve or Short
Short, even in the winter

Dress or Skirt
Skirt, you can mix and match with a skirt

Striped or Plaid

Scarf or Hat
Neither, I just don't suit them

Studs or Dangly earings

Necklace or Bracelet
Necklaces, bracelets tend to irritate me when I wear them

Heels or Flats
Flats, I love comfortable shoes

Cowboy boots or Riding boots
Cowboy boots, I really want a pair

Jacket or Hoodie
Jacket to go out in but hoodie for the house


Curly or Straight

Long or Short
Long, it's so hard to style short hair

Ponytail or Bun

Butterfly clips or Bobby pin
Bobby pins, I go through hundreds

Light or Dark

Up or Down
Up, it's practical and won't blow in your face

So I hope you liked this post, I tag anyone who is reading this.
Much love Toni xoxo

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Skinny Minnie...

Hi everyone, so today I want to talk about weight. I was shocked to read that 7 out of 10 women are self conscious about their weight and body image. I'm not going to lie, I'm included in that statistic. For the past few years I have felt uncomfortable about my weight, especially during the summer when I start thinking about wearing shorts and bikinis on holiday. Now I'm not saying that I think I'm obese, just that I could do with losing a few pounds. In my mind I thought that I wanted to be a size 10 (uk size) and that would make me happy. But no more, today I have decided to embrace my curves and start to feel confidant in my skin.

So I want to give any self conscious girls out there a few reasons why they should learn to love their curves.
  • We look amazing in a pair of jeans. If you have a bum the best thing you can do is to put on a pair of jeans. Not only do they look fantastic but we fill them out beautifully.
  • Men love a girl with curves. They love the confidence a curvy girl has, the big bum and boobs don't go a miss either.
  • Strut your stuff. With shoulder back and our back slightly arched curvy girls naturally have an amazing walk.
Loving yourselves means others will love you too. When you look in the mirror love what you see, this will give you the confidence to wear what you want and to feel as fabulous as you look.

It has taken me a long time to feel confidant with my body image and work with "what I was given". Today I have decided to remove the "f" word (fat) from vocabulary and try be happy with all of my curves. I hope you like this post. If you have anymore reasons why a girl should love her curves leave a comment. Much love Toni xoxo

Sunday, 20 April 2014

The TMI tag

Hi everyone, so I saw this tag on Louise Roberts blog, she tagged anyone who was reading so o thought I would do it today.

What are you wearing?
I'm wearing the t-shirt dress I showed in my primark haul, with some black tights and jelly shoes. If also got my little cousins dressing gown on because it is freezing.(trend setter)

Have you ever been in love?
I wish I had but no.

How tall are you?
I think I'm about 5ft 4.5inches (the 0.5 is really important)

How much do you weigh?
Mind your own business.

Any tattoos?
Yes I have one on my foot, it's a flower with the words "la vita e bella" (life is beautiful in Italian)

Any piercings?
Yes I have 4, my belly button, nose, ears and the top of my ear.

Your OTP(one true pairing)?
Erm Damon and Elana from vampire diaries 

Your favourite shows?
I have loads, vampire diaries, the valleys, Geordie shore, gold rush, honey boo boo, auction hunters, the only way is Essex, the walking dead and lots more.

Your favourite band?
One direction!!!

Something you miss?
Being young and having no responsibility.

Favourite song?
Bette Midler wind beneath my wings.

How old are you?
I'm 22 years young.

What star sign are you?
I'm a Virgo

What qualities would you look for in a partner?
Sense of humour, tall, good looking, loyal, good bank balance(joke).

Your favourite quote?
A girls sexiest curve is her smile.

Favourite actor?
Johnny Depp

Favourite colour?
Yellow, I love how bright it is.

Loud music or soft music?
Loud music

Where do you go when your sad?
I don't get sad, I get irritated and get a cob on with myself.

How long do you take to shower?
I hate having showers, I take baths and I take about 1hour.

How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?
About half an hour

Ever been in a physical fight?
Nope, I'm a lover not a fighter.

Turn on?
Reading 50 shades of gray, haha only joking.

Turn off?
Bad breath

The reason you started blogging?
I just wanted a new hobby.

Pigeons, and flying.

The last thing that made you cry?
Watching the book thief, I cried like a baby.

Last time I said I love someone?
Telling my little cousin.

Meaning behind your blog name?
Well Toni is my name and the posts are my thoughts.

The book you are currently reading?
The diary of Anne Frank.

The last show you watched?
I caught up on auction hunters this morning.

The last person you talked to?
My sister and two cousins.

The relationship between you and the last text on your phone?
The last text on my phone is from PPI(I'm so popular)

Favourite food?
Crispy chilli chicke

Places  want to visit?
I've done a post about this here

The last place you were?
The kitchen

Do you have a crush?
I have a few celebrity crushes you can see them here

The last time you were insulted?
Probably this morning by my sister.

Favourite sweet?
Cola bottles

What instruments do you play?
I use to play the recorder in primary school and I can also play the steel drums.

Favourite piece of jewellery?
I have a Cartier bangle that I love.

Last sport you played?
Haha I don't do sport.

The last song you sang?
Erm, meatloaf I'd do anything for love.

Favourite chat up line?
I may not be Barney Rubble but I'll make your bed rock.

Have you ever used it?
No, cringe.

Who should answer this tag?
Anyone who reads this.

So that is the TMI (too much info) tag, I hope oh like it. Comment if you do this tag for me to read. Much love Toni xoxo

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Makeup quote

"Beneath the makeup and behind the smile, I'm just a girl who wishes for the world."- Marilyn Monroe

Beauty and fashion haul x

Hi everyone, today I went shopping in town and got myself some amazing bargains, so I thought I should share them with you in a haul.

So a per usual the first shop I visited was primark. It felt like I hadn't been in ages and I wanted to see if they had any nice bikini's in that I could put away for my hols in July. I love primark bikini's because their prices are so good and they fit really well. I was so excited to when I spotted this bikini, I thought that the colour and pattern looked so pretty. You can't see.it well in the picture but I love the top were it has been slightly gathered, it's so cute. The top cost just £6 and the bottoms £4.

The next shop I visited was Storm were I bought my new clutch. I've been meaning to buy a new clutch for a while, but never found the right one. I wanted it to be versatile so I could wear it with almost anything, the only problem was I didn't want it to be plane. When I spotted this I had to have it. I think the colours in it look fab and I would be able to use it with almost any outfit. It cost me £10 which I thought was amazing value for money.

The last shop I visited today was pound world. I like to pop in there every now and then to look at their makeup.
For anyone who has not been to pound world, this is a shop where all the products are £1. In the makeup section they have branded makeup in these purple wrappers, sometimes it's really nice stuff and sometimes not so much. Today however was a good day. In total I spent £3 on makeup. With this section of my haul I'm going to list what I got in my bags and next to them I will show the online retail price to give you and idea of the money I saved. All the products I bought today are Barry M, I chose them because I think the colours will look really nice this summer.

  1. Eyeliner pen shade 7 (silver)-£3.99
  2. Eyeliner pen shade 5 (kingfisher blue)-£3.99
  3. Kohl pencil shade 13 (pastel turquoise)-£2.99
  4. Shimmering eye and lip crayon shade 7 (bronze/gold)- £4.95
  5. Shimmering eye and lip crayon shade 6 (violet)- £4.95
  6. Metallic liquid eyeliner shade 6 (pink)-£4.79
  7. Liquid eyeliner shade 7 (turquoise)-£4.79
That is a total saving of £27.45 (yay me)

So that is everything I bought today. It wasn't a huge amount but I really love everything. Do you know a place that does bargain makeup? Much love Toni xoxo 

Friday, 18 April 2014

Quote of the day

"Taking photos is a form of collecting."- Martin Parr

Blast from the past

Hi everybody, today I have decided to share a few personal photos from my growing up. I'm going to create a sort of timeline so that hopefully you will be able to get to know me a bit better.

This photo is me and my twin sister Lian taken just before our very first Christmas.

These next few photos were taken in Wales. When I was little we always went there to my aunties caravan. We had so much fun.

This next photo was taken on my first day of school. The rest of the people are some of my cousin's.

Fast forward about 10 years and you have my last ever day at school.

Fast forward a few more years, me and my sister turned 18.

Now that we've turned 18 we can now legally drink so new years eve' s have been fun. Each year we spend New year with our cousin Emily and one of our friends. It's become a tradition. Here are some pics from our first New year out to our most recent, although I can't find the photos from this past New year.

Ok so the next mile stone in my life was my 21st birthday. For this I had a big garden tea party with a bouncy castle. We had cup cakes, jam sandwiches, sweets and alcohol(obvs). It was also strictly family only.

Here are a random lot of pictures from then to now to bring you up to date with my life. That includes a couple of holidays, christmas, a wedding and mothers day.

So that is my life in photos. I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed making it. I love going through old photos.
Much love Toni xoxo