Lust List of January 2016

Hey guys,

I was going to do a specific lust list for certain brands but decided there was too many things that I’m lusting over this month, these are my top 10:

 

1: Naked Palette #3

Now I’m probably the only person who is still collecting all of these palettes, I currently have the Basic palettes and the Smokey Eye one but the next one I’m planning on getting is the Naked Palette #3. It has some gorgeous nudes and rose gold shades which I think go best with my skin colour. The way the Urban Decay eye shadows blend is amazing and well worth the £38.00 price tag per palette.Naked Palette 3Naked Palette

2: Jo Malone Perfumes

These are some of the most long wearing colognes I have ever tried. The one I’m lusting over most is ‘Pomegranate Noir’, I sprayed this on myself in store and for the rest of the day got no end of compliments. I’d say these were on the pricey side for perfume but SO worth it, they’re priced at around £85.00 for 100ml. I’d recommend checking the vast range of scents if you haven’t already, they range from spicy, floral and even woody scents.

Pomegranate Noir

3: Yankee Candle Valentines and Easter Collection 2016

There is no denying that I am one of THE biggest fans of Yankee Candle, or even just candles in general. I recently went in a local store to see the new Easter and Valentines range and they have some amazing scents. For Easter they have ‘Bunny Cake’ which has previously been one of their Easter Scents, this has a sweet coconut/vanilla smell. They also have ‘Jelly Beans’ which is the most gorgeous deep purple colour, I’d say this scent was spot on, like sugary sweeties. The one in the valentines day collection that I was most amazed by was the ‘Trio Tumbler Candle’, this isn’t the usual scent I would go with but I was amazed at the look of the candle. As shown below it has three layers: buttercream, red velvet and chocolate layer cake.

Easter Yankee CandleLayer Yankee Candle

 

 

 

 

 

4: The Body Shop (Drops of Youth and Oils of Life)

So in my previous post I explained my love for the Body Shop products and spoke about the skincare I already have. I’m now looking to purchase the rest of the ‘Drops of Youth’ and ‘Oils of Life’ ranges. The products I’m most looking forward to purchasing are the ‘Wonderblur’, ‘Youth Essence Lotion’ from the ‘Drops of Youth’ range and ‘Intensely Revitalising Gel Cream’ from ‘Oils of Life’. I think these will have a real staple effect to my daily skincare routine

5: The Happiness Planner

Out of all the 2016 I’ve seen this HAS to be my absolute favourite, I wanted it before Christmas and just totally forgot to purchase it due to being so busy getting everyone else’s presents, then when I went to purchase it they had sold out of UK stock so I’m currently waiting for them to come back online. This is on the pricey side for a planner but what I love about it is the concept. It is so easy to get sucked into busy day-to-day life and routines that sometimes you forget what is important in life and you forgot to concentrate on yourself. Even something as simple as an inspiring thought for each day and being able to write down your personal goals and highlights for each day ensures you get a little time out of the day to concentrate on whats important for you. Not to mention the GORGEOUS packaging.

Happiness Planner pinHappiness Planner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6: Real Techniques Bold Metal Brushes

There are 7 brushes in this collection, not only do they look amazing but they also have no end of good reviews. The brushes they have include; arched powder, triangle foundation, tapered blush and angled liner. To buy the full collection separately you’re looking for around £100, but after previously trying some other Real Techniques brushes I think these are definitely going to be worth the money.

Bold Metals

7: Kitchen Aid

This is something that I plan to purchase when me and my fiance buy a new house, at the moment I don’t have a massive amount of kitchen space and although I love these I have a smaller one at the moment for my baking which is a lot easier to store. Again these are quite pricey and usually retail at around £300-400. These come in some gorgeous colours and my favourite 2 are below.

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8: Doc Marten’s

Now I already have a pair of black Doc Martens however there a couple of pairs I’ve seen recently which are too gorgeous not to buy. Last year they had some pastel coloured boots that I wish I had of bought so I definitely won’t be missing out on the ones below (black glitter boots and pastel pink shoes). These are super comfortable once you’ve worn them in, the only thing I struggle with is long distance walking as they are pretty heavy.

DocsPastel Docs

9: Foil Prints

Again these are products I’m mainly looking for when we purchase a new house. I’m a massive fan of anything copper or rose gold and I love when a house has a real homely vibe and I think these pieces really top it off. I’ve seen such a vast range of designs from something as simple as letters (e.g XO) to inspirational quotes.

Foil Print 2

10: Tanya Bakes

I guess this isn’t necessarily part of my lust list for this month because the book isn’t available to buy until 30th June 2016 however I have pre ordered it in January and I am super excited to be able to get my hands on this book. I really enjoyed baking the recipes in ‘Love Tanya’ and just some of the recipes they have announced for the upcoming book sound incredible, they include’ Rhubarb and custard muffins, Earl Grey tea loaf and Smartie flapjacks. BRING ON JUNE!

Tanya Bakes

So, there you have it, a little insight into my (hopefully) next purchases. Let me know what you’re wishing for this month!

Tori Moore xoxo

@vickykennedyx @torimooreblogs

Scrabble Art

Good evening,

As I previously said, there would be some crafty posts on here and I felt this is the perfect one to start with. I’d seen so many pictures of these online just before Christmas and decided I would give it a go myself to see how it came out.

I made 3 for Christmas, for my Dad, Sister and Fiance.

These were so simple and didn’t cost much to do, I found when I gave them as gifts they had a lot of sentimental value and they’re really enjoyable to make. All it took was some scrabble tiles, which I found on Amazon, a frame which I got from my local craft shop (although I have some IKEA ‘Ribba’ frames on order as they are perfect for this) and some optional photos and sticky gems to add a bit of detail.

I first laid out the tiles and worked out how I wanted them to sit with everyone’s names. When doing this you made need to add some short words such as ‘family’ or ‘love’ if you are unable to join the names together. I then used some UHC transparent glue to stick these to my white card background.

After that I then decided what detailing each individual would like. The possibilities for detailing are absolutely endless but I wanted to start simple and self adhesive diamante gems were the perfect and most easy way of adding some sparkle. My fiance, Jake, had seen me making the other ones for my sister and Dad and said he thought it would look cool with pictures, so I experimented with his frame.

These are really worth giving a go, they have a lot of sentimental value and I think they make the perfect birthday/wedding/Christmas gift.

Tori Moore xoxo

@vickykennedyx @torimooreblogs

 

Our big day..

496 days to go until I marry the love of my life. I’ve figured this would be a good starting post as I’m sure there will be many more posts to come between now and the big day. So, for the basics…

We got engaged on 11th June 2014 on holiday with our friends, we’d been together just over two years. It was in the evening during the Turkish sunset and of course I answered yes! We’d spoken about engagement briefly in the past but it was never something I was expecting, especially with how well he had planned it out.

At the start of 2015 we decided 2017 was going to be the year we tie the knot, it didn’t take us long to find a venue. We didn’t go in with a specific idea however when we entered Southwood Hall we instantly knew this is where we wanted to get married. It’s a gorgeous converted barn with space to get married outside, providing the weather is ok on the day. It has some gorgeous accommodation and the general vibe of the place was absolutely perfect.

The wedding process so far has been super overwhelming, there is so much to take into account when booking a wedding and picking the right people for the job is so difficult! Neither me or Jake had any idea when it came to a theme for the wedding and to be honest we’ve only just decided on what look we’re going for.

I hope you have enjoyed reading a little bit more about where we are with our plans for the big day. There will be many more wedding blog posts to come as I’m making yet more difficult decisions, all I know is that I am SOO grateful to have my bridal party and Mum to help me along the way, do not know what I’d do without them!

Would love to hear your wedding tips if you have any,

Tori Moore xoxo

@vickykennedyx @torimooreblogs

 

Blogging has begun..

Blogging is one of these things that I’ve loved the concept of but never thought it was something I was capable of doing, there is only one way to find out and that’s by giving it a go. So I’m Vicky and welcome to my blog! You may be confused as to the difference in names from both this blog and my actual name, since a very young age I was always nicknamed ‘Tori Moore’ by my Dad and when dwelling on what to call this blog I felt like it was the perfect name to roll with.

Just to give you an idea of whether this will be your cup of tea or not, on this page you’ll find posts on crafts, beauty, candles (because, who doesn’t love candles), fashion, skin care, reviews and I’m pretty sure there will be a few random posts as well. Most importantly, in 2017 I’m getting married and even though its over a year away I am totally overwhelmed by the planning process. I was planning to write a few posts on what has helped me with the planning and just general wedding chat and tips.

Feel free to follow me on Twitter and Instagram @vickykennedyx or @torimooreblogs.

Tori Moore xoxo