Friday's Letters

Friday, July 27, 2012
Friday’s Letters
 Dear Hair, Thankyou for being tame and frizz-free these past few days. Dear Boyfriend, Thankyou for hiding a gorgeous diamond bracelet under my pillow, ready for me to find when I went to bed. You are so romantic and If I haven't already told you enough today, I Love You. Dear Dad, You have been so strong this past month, sorting out the funeral and us all sorting through grandmas house, She would be so proud of you. I know I am! Dear Friends, I had a fantastic night in the pub yesterday & I blame you all for my slight head ache this morning! Dear Grandma, Me & Natalie brought you some flowers today,
we knew you'd love them! I love you & miss you everyday. Flowers just don't seem enough.

It's okay thursday!

Thursday, July 26, 2012
Its Ok Thursdays

Today, I am joining in with 'It's okay Thursday' over at "A Complete Waste Of Makeup"
Hosted by Neely!

- It's okay to stay in your pajamas until you start 4:00p.m.
- It's okay to bribe your boyfriend with food.
-It's okay to wait all day for one message, off a certain person :)
- It's okay to eat a piece of chocolate at 10:30 in the morning.
- It's okay to have a slight case of OCD when it comes to having you're room organised.
- It's okay to stalk pinterest everyday.
-It's okay to watch Pretty Woman for the 1000th time.
- It's okay to sing extremely loudly in the shower, then realise the window was wide open!

What I am Loving Wednesday!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

I'm loving that the sun has been shining all week and providing lovely hot temperatures. Although..
I now have sunburn on my back. OUCH.

I'm loving these gorgeous products from Forever 21.

I'm loving some of my pinterest finds..

Champagne & Strawberries Lace Sheath Dress w/ Bead Belt. Need to find this dress.

Shop Till I Drop??..Don't mind if i do!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Good Evening Ladies,

Yesterday, me and my boy went to the Trafford Centre in Manchester, to do some more holiday shopping and buy my mommas birthday presents (her birthday is next monday, hooray!).

Whilst there, Aaron let me choose ONE product from MAC, in selfridges, as a treat because I'm awesome (his words not mine! I'm not ridiculously big headed or anything!). I chose a product that i've had my eye on for a while..
a tinted lip conditioner containing SPF 15.
I thought this product would be great for my holiday, as it has an SPF in it, which will protect my lips against the damages, that the sun can do.

Colour: Petting Pink
Price: £11.00

After we had lunch and did some more shopping at Trafford, we came back home and headed into our local town. I wanted a new make-up bag for my 'decent' make-up, meaning ALL MY MAC wahhh! LOVE.LOVE.LOVE (MAC is my new obsession, incase you didn't know :] ) and a sunglasses case for my new shades! So we nipped into Primark, because you can't beat a good bargain!

I found this flowery, medium sized make up bag for £3.00, CUTE HUH?

& this super cute, funky coloured sun-glasses case for £2.50!

Recently, I've been growing through a stage of biting my bottom lip, so they've been looking pretty patchy and quite sore the past few weeks!

I decided to visit LUSH, and grab some of their 'bubblegum flavoured suger lip scrub'.

It's basically just a pot of pink sugar, that you rub all over your lips and then you lick it off, it tastes of bubblegum, so it's incredibly YUMMY!
I noticed a difference in my lips, the first time I used it! It is incredible and I highly reccomend it!

 For £4.95, I think it is well worth the money!


Sunday, July 22, 2012
This weeks Pinterest crushes...

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12 - Pink High Heels

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Sunday Social;2

Sunday Social

Favourite handbag you've ever owned?

My marc Jacobs handbag, that I picked up from Duty Free in the airport! It cost me..quite abit ALOT, but it was just to gorgeous to leave on the shelf.

Dream handbag you lust over?

Louis Vuitton Handbag

Louis Vuitton! I lust over these bags and I am determined to own one soon.

Daily essentials in your purse or work bag?

Chewing gum. Lip Balm. I-Pod. Kindle. Hand Cream. Perfume. Diary.

What is in your purse? (With pictures)

Bag: River Island
Purse: River Island

I LOVE this purse!

Closer look at my kindle cover and orange i-pod!
These are a necessity in my life.

Golden Oldies!

Saturday, July 21, 2012
Hello Ladies,

Today, me and my pops went round to my grandmas house, to start sorting out her belongings ready for putting the house on the market.

When I was younger, my little brother and I spent every weekend at her house, and being there today without her, was awful. I never appreciated all the things she did for us, but looking back at all our old toys (that she made) and the hours she spent helping us with our maths and spelling..I realised just how much she cared and loved us.

Going through her things, I found a lot of old videos, that we use to watch:
  • My Best Friends Wedding..I LOVE anything with Julia Roberts In!
  • Sleepless In Seattle..I can't put into words how much I love this movie!
  • Full Monty..It is hilarious! Especially when you're 5 and watching men strip!
I thought they were to good to throw away, and I had been meaning to buy the dvds of these films, but never got round to it. Now, thanks to my grandmas FANTASTIC taste in movies..I won't have to.

These films really are 'Golden Oldies'

If anyone has any suggestions of some more, I'd be happy to give them a watch!

If You Knew Me!

Monday, July 16, 2012
I've seen these posts all over the blogging world (Adventures of Newlyweds, Brunch with Amber, and thought it was a fun idea! So I pinched it, mwahaha!

If you really knew me

. You'd know that my favourite colour in the whole world is blue. Always has been, always will be.

. You'd know that I check inside my wardrobes at night, because that's a good place a serial killer could hide (just being safe).

. You'd know that I rarely brush my hair (I'm trying to get better at this)

. You'd know that I've only recently started brushing my teeth at night, aswel as in the morning, because I watched a program on tv and a woman had like..3 teeth in her whole mouth! I realised I did not want to look like that when I was older!

. You'd know that I am quite an emotional person, but I put on a front of being quite hard and..brave?

. You'd know that I crave FRUIT. Very rarely do I crave chocolate or anything sweet.

. You'd know that I know pretty much EVERY word to F.R.I.E.N.D.S.

. You'd know that, although I like to be independent. I also like my boyfriends complete attention and affection 10000% of the time!

.You'd know that I read. ALOT.

What should I know about you??

Sunday Social;1

Sunday, July 15, 2012
Hello Ladies.

I have recently stumbled across a fantastic blog and link-up, hosted by Neely, over at . This is my first week on the link-up and I'm super excited!

Best Trip You've Ever Been On

ROME! Without a doubt the most amazing, jaw dropping place I have ever been!
I went last year with my boyfriend, and we fell in love. NOT with eachother (that happened a while ago, hehe) but with this gorgeous city. The people, atmosphere and sights we're everything I hoped they would be, and more!

Best Idea For A Girls Weekend

I'd love to go, with all my girl-friends, to a gorgeous country-side spa resort.
Be pampered and spoilt with massages and manicures!

Best Idea For A Couples Trip

A flowery field. Summer. A Picnic. Me + My Man.

Best Vacation On The Cheap

Me, my family and my boyfriend went down south for the weekend and stayed in a caravan
near the beach! For 8 of us, for 3 nights/4 days, It was £70! That was it! Bargain huh?

Places You Most Want To Visit

America; New York, Florida, Hollywood!

Vacation/Travel Necessities

Bikini, Suncream, Phone, Camera & Kindle.

Thanks to Neely for doing this link-up!

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!


My obsessions on pinterest this week..
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Does anyone else OBSESS over pictures on pinterest?

I hope it isn't just me..!

It's All About Me!

Saturday, July 14, 2012
Well, I've been at this whole blogging thing for almost two months, and realized that I may not have introduced myself properly.

So this post will give you all a little insight into my; not so perfect, crazy, amazing world.

Name: Rachael Claire
D.O.B: 12/06/1992
Born + Bred: Manchester, England
Status: Taken, for almost four years

LOVES: My family. gorgeous boyfriend. music. shopping. make-up. receiving flowers. christmas & birthdays. walks in the sunshine. dancing in the rain. looking at the stars. Blogging. payday. Crafts. Cuddles & Kisses. Twilight Saga. Reading. Daydreaming. Doodling. Travelling. Decorating. Shoes. Animals. Jewellery. Concerts. GOSSIP GIRL. Taking chances. Cloud watching. Cocktails. Fashion. 

HATES: Attention seekers. spiders. cheats. creepy crawlies. sleeping alone. having no money =(. thunder & lightning. Skanks (pardon my french). Messy rooms.

As you can see..I'm more of a lover than a..hater?

Hope that gave everyone a much clearer idea, of who the girl is behind the blog.

Thankyou for all the comments I've recieved on my posts the past month+. Blogging is everything I thought it would be and more.

Feeling sorry for myself..

I am currently in bed, watching back-to-back Gossip Girl, ILL! There is nothing I hate more than having a stomach bug.

I miss being a kid when you were ill. My mum would pick me up from school and lay me down on the sofa or in bed and give me a lovely warm drink and soup. She'd let me watch whatever I wanted on telly, and the best thing ever..Rubbing my back whilst I had my head down the toilet. YUCK.

Today, I spent the morning on my own..on the bathroom floor, unable to move, with my head in the toilet. I was fine first thing this morning and then all of a sudden..BAM..the nauseous feeling crept over me slowly and not very discreetly.


Although, nothing can make you feel better than watching Gossip Girl. Getting my daily dose of Chuck Bass/Ed Westwick.

On the other hand, last night was a fantastic night with my girls. We went out for a meal and the restaurant held a 'Lady GaGa' tribute night. We sang and danced the night away!
I must add, I was the only sober one of the group. Good job, because I don't think Hungover AND a stomach bug, would mix well.

I'll upload pictures soon!

Friday's Letters

Friday, July 13, 2012
Dear Friends, I'm looking forward to our get together tonight, Lady Gaga tribute and drunken antics. I've missed us all being together, it has been far to long. Dear Boyfriend, Thankyou for being so supportive this past month, I don't know how I would have managed without you. I love You even more. Dear Family, We've stuck together through the good + bad times this month. I'm so lucky to have all of you in my life and I love You all so much. Dear MAC, Damn you for making me want to buy all your make-up! So many products, so little money to buy them with..Dear Ed Westwick, Marry Me? Dear Grandma, I love you and miss you everyday.

Future Mrs Westwick??

Thursday, July 12, 2012
Good Afternoon Ladies,

      For those of you who don't know..I am a complete Gossip Girl Addict! It's one of my favourite programs EVER and I just love love love it!

People use to talk about this program, and it never really interested me. But being the open minded human being that I am, one night (slightly bored), I decided to give it a bash...

It was love at first sight!

Mainly..because of this guy! Let me introduce to the 100% hotness that is...

Mr Ed Westwick.

 Who doesn't love themselves abit of Chuck Bass?! I mean, seriously!

Not only is he gorgeous and a fellow brit (waheyy), he is amazingly talented and I for one, do not think Gossip Girl would be as big, as it is today, without him!

How sexy is he?!

I'll tell ya..TOO SEXY!

I'd love to hear about anyone elses, slightly obsessive (but not TOO obsessive, we don't want to get arrested now do we!?) celebrity crushes.

Blah Blah Blah!

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Does anyone else feel like this?!

I have so many childish, attention seeking people on my facebook, it's slightly ridiculous.
There suppose to be 20+ year old people, and they have more relationship crisis's than a 11 year old.
They bitch about what someone wrote on their status, when they're being a hypocrite because they wrote a similar thing last week!

I would un-friend these people. BUT when i'm having a down day, they are the people who's un-witty status's and pictures cheer me up and life isn't so bad after all.


I've wanted a trilby hat for a while now, mainly for on my up & coming holiday (6 weeks and 4 days, not that i'm counting =] ) to use during the day. I found one in primark for £3, but found that it didn't fit my head properly and sat on top of it, rather than fit around it..if that makes sense?

I then went into my LOVELY River Island, and found a similar one for £10, but it was perfect! So I snapped it up quick time and can't wait to wear it. I'll rock my hat with toussaled hair (using my sea salt spray) to give it that extra holiday, beachy look!

Ignore the scary make-up less look! I had not long woken up.

Does anyone else find other peoples status's/pictures extremely irritating?!

June Favourites!

Sunday, July 01, 2012
Seen as it is the 1st July, I figured this was the perfect time to do my JUNE favourites.

At the end of every month, I am going to put together a collection of my monthly favourites. Wether it be fashion, beauty or a celebrity. Whatever I am currently loving that month!


I'm a HUGE fan of nail varnish! Having my nails painted instantly brightens my mood. I have a vast collection and every colour I can think of.
I was shopping in boots a few weeks ago with my sister, browsing the nail varnish collection on Barry M. I noticed they had a lot of pastel colours; pinks, blues and lilacs ect. Although I had alot of different coloured nail varnishes, I was lacking PASTELS. So lucky me stumbling across a wide range.
I tried a different colour on each finger and fell in love with the pastel blue and pink!
At about £3.00 each, I thought they were a bargain.
I am currently wearing the pink colour and I love it! I think this may be the colour I have my mani/pedi done in, for when I go on my holiday!


This little beauty cost me £1.50 from PRIMARK! Its a gorgeous long scarf in a neon blue colour, with the bright orange skulls.
I wear this scarf with a ribbed white vest top, denim skinny jeans and my white converse. I don't like wearing to many colours at once, so all those neutral toned clothes with this bright scarf is perfect!
A lovely accessorie for summer!


Prep + Primer- £21.00,30ml.
Face and Body Foundation- £23.00,120ml.
I had recently been moaning to my lovely other half, about wanting some 'proper' make-up. Sure..rimmel and maybelline are all just aswel. But I wanted to splash out and treat myself to some MAC! So what did my lovely boyfriend do??
He went out and bought me a MAC 'prep + prime', which gives you an even skin tone, hiding any blemishes and marks. It gives your skin a lovely shine aswel! He also bought me the MAC 'face and bodt foundation', it is so soft and silky to apply and feels gorgeous on your skin.
I'm not the type of girl who plasters make up on and can't get enough of it. I love the natural look and this foundation is perfect for just that!
 You definitely get what you pay for!
Aaron also bought me a make-up brush, which specialises in applying primer as it helps to spread it evenly across your face. At £7.00, the brush is more than I would spend on a make-up brush, but it is amazing AND eco-friendly!

My hair when I have sprayed a small amount of sea salt spray!
Toni & Guy Sea Salt Spray-£7.00,200ml.

Last week, I purchased some 'Toni & Guy sea salt spray'. Everytime I've seen a celebrity with the famous beach wave look, I noticed that their hair had always been styled with sea salt spray. I've been meaning to buy some for a while, but when my mum suggested we take a trip to boots, I had to make sure I snapped some up! You can spray it evenly on your hair when damp and leave to dry naturally. OR..what I do, is spray slightly when my hair is still damp, then dry my hair completely with a hair dryer and then spray some more, scrunching my hair in my hand as I spray.
Also a easy way to get beach waves is to wash your hair, comb any knots out, spray the sea salt evenly all over your hair and then pull your hair into pigtails. Then plait both sides of hair (or if you can, french plait) and go to bed!
When you wake up in the morning, take your bobbles out and shake your fingers through your hair!


No.7 Mascara-£14.00
I got it for £9.00!

Before mascara

When I was paying for my sea salt spray, I got a voucher for £5.00 off the brand new No.7 Mascara. Me and my momma quickly picked up one of the mascaras, as we both needed a new one.
 It thickens and lengthens your lashes. As you can maybe see from the picture, it does just that!
 I don't wear mascara alot, as I have naturally big eyes already (other people have told me that my eyes are MASSIVE and very blue. I think the MASSIVE comment was a compliment?) but this mascara is perfect for when I do want my eyes to seem more open and awake.

I hope you have enjoyed my June favourites, as much as I enjoyed buying them! SHOPOHOLIC AND WHAT?!

I'd love to hear about your favourites, whatever they may be!

Hello July!

Well..I can't quite believe that half the year has gone by!
Time is going by to damn quickly.

This year so far has been eventful & life changing, I always had a feeling that 2012 would be a year to remember and I'm more sure now, than ever, that it definitely will be.

It may sound cheesy (I am a big cheese ball) but this past month has taught me to grasp opportunities with both hands, they don't come around very often. Don't waste precious time regretting and thinking of could-have-beens. You can't change the past, so don't live there.
Embrace the year ahead and if you want to make changes.. Do it now.

 2012 could be YOUR year.