Sunday, 20 December 2015


Hey loves, 

just to let you all know my blog is going to be in "holiday" mode from now until the new year.. the reason why is that i want to spend as much time with my family as i can. with that being said ill hopefully be back on new years day with a new post! 

from my family to yours we wish you a very merry christmas and a fabulous new year! 

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Friday, 18 December 2015

Etsy spotlight - candy pink designs ♥

Hey loves,

today im back with another etsy spotlight and this week is a shop called candy pink designs and its run by a lovely lady called Amy.

now lets just put this out there.. amy did send me these for this purpose but i adore them and have filled my etsy cart full of stickers from her shop - there amazing quality for £1.50 per sheet!

i was sent - the movie set, the cocktail glasses and the post boxes!

the doctor who sheet, my little mermaid sheet and the mad hatter sheet..

i was also sent some page flags, some tear drops and some check boxes. 

the shop itself host a wide-range of stickers and i believe theres 15 sheets in my cart atm. you have seen some of these in my spreads over the weeks since this post has been a long post in the making. 

price: the price is amazing! £1.50 per sheet? yes please over and over again! id continue to purchase again and again even if its just re-buying the sheets ive already got - they will continue to be used no matter what! i pray she get continues to update her shop with new goods!

paper: the paper feels of high standard, really easy to peal from the backing and the kiss cut is the best ive seen so far! 

finish: the finish is matte which i prefer. i dont like glossy i just cant get along with them unless im not writing on them.

postage cost: the postage cost is a £1 per order! no adding up more just a standard £1

postage time: postage was very quick. i was told she posted one day and was here the next! im very pleased with this since im very impatient when it comes to waiting for items.

The lovely amy provided a discount code which is blog15   
the shop is currently closed for the christmas period but it re-opens on the 28th december!

like i said, i have been sent these but you will be seeing the shop featured in more hauls and layouts. Please know that these being sent to me doesn't change my opinion on them. 
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Thursday, 17 December 2015

clothing wishlist ♥

hey loves, 

today im doing a clothing wish list, there is going to be another post stating that ill be going back to work in the new year.. and its not a hairdressing job! so all my clothes need to be "office" proved! i wear quite basic clothes anyway since my hair is red and im boring with my clothes too.. 

ladies gathered cowl neck tops - the reason why your not seeing the full top in all the pics is because it wouldnt let me shrink the top in size to show it! so i done it slowly going up.. ive already got a few of these tops and i love them!

ladies baggy tee-shirt  - basic tops that i really like.. 

the reason why i dont have a ton of bottoms is because i have a ton of trousers from being a hairdresser and i just need basic comfy tops so these are what id be buying for work :)
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Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Planner Love: 14th - 20th ♥

Hey loves, 

today im back with my planner layout for this week! it looks a little bare looking at the picture but now (im typing this at 6am on wednesday morning - yay for being awake and having a massive cup of coffee) its filling up nicely *there will be a picture on my instagram @kissestraceyx* im tempted to set up a planner instagram but i dont really have a blog instagram its just all in one! ive never been able to do the multi accounts bkuz ill be logged into one without checking on the other!

back to business.. 

stickers are from: 

coloured dots: wilkinsons
weekend banner: its only me, caralee on etsy
christmas countdown stickers: cute daisy printable
spray bottles: the plump planner 
half box: printed by me
present: the plump planner
the washing machine: candy pink designs
laundry basket: candy pink designs
makeup brushes: mundane mummy
shopping trolley dot: the plump planner
planner: the plump planner 
quarter boxes: printed by me
blogger b sign: the plump planner
little notebook/planner: mundane mummy
movie sign: plannable designs 
camera: its only me caralee
nail polish bottle: its only me caralee

i dont know where i got the decorative stickers from if im honest, they was just there in my collection!  
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Tuesday, 15 December 2015

makeup wishlist ♥

Hello loves, 

now if you've been around for a while you will know that im a makeup addict and you would also notice that my blog has basically become free of makeup recently, not on purpose but ive not been buying make up and ive hardly been wearing it so no point in me reviewing products ive not been wearing..  but after christmas im going back to work and ill be wearing makeup again! so im going to be building my wishlists again and reviewing them alot more - ideally - so these are the items that are on my wish list at the moment!

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Monday, 14 December 2015

How I Pre-plan In My Planner ♥

Hello ladies, 

i know, i know i disappeared again but ive had this flu that i just cant shift, my voice has been going and coming back, my chest feels horrible, and i just feel groggy so all the posts that was meant to happen last week, are being put up this week! so from today to friday urll have a post everyday YAY!!

i know people have been asking how i pre-plan.. and the reason is i decorate my planner i dont use it as just a basic planner, i find if its a bit more pretty it goes into my brain alot better than boring old black and write.. 

my monthly sections look a little something like this.. i use sticky notes for my blog posts, so i can move them from date to date.. its normally a little more colour coded with pink being beauty, green planner related and yellow life. on the sundays i use it to plan my weekly themes.. i block of birthdays and special events like christmas and new years day.. i use the side notes section for my online orders what ive done that month. i also use my monthlies for my bills aka when there due and when they will come out.. which ive covered up with the sticky notes effectively before doing this post! i dont really decorate my monthly section but i do block of the weekends so i can see monday to friday with just a glance. 

i then use page flags on my weekly section.. on the friday night or saturday ill sit down and transfer everything on to these page flags so when i come to plan on the sunday i dont need to keep flicking back and forth to the monthly section.. i also add in things i need to do this week on days i want to do it, if ive got an appointment for that day then i put it straight in to the weekly section on one of this page flags rather than my monthlies. i decorate a bit coming up to the week in hand but other than that i dont do much until the sunday... 

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Friday, 4 December 2015

Etsy Spotlight - Pretty Crafty Stickers ♥

Hello ladies,

im back today with another etsy spotlight on a shop called pretty crafty stickers.

im going to do my DISCLAIMER here because before i can jump into the actual post i normal say why i choose these stickers - well i was sent them for this purpose, that doesn't mean i like them anymore than the ones i brought myself or that im going to continue to get freebies from this shop, it just means i was sent them and this is my honest opinion. 

and now that is out of the way i can go on to the stickers i was sent are:self check // ladies night // money bags // gas pumps // asterisks

The design on these stickers are amazing, there a semi gloss id say, not matte but not overly glossy.. the colours of the stickers are very vibrant and for the amount you pay you get alot on the sheet (around 2-4pounds per sheet) and she also offers a deluxe pack of between 30 and 70 sheets from as little as £27.41 to as much as £52.66 which i really want to buy.

The self check stickers are so unique, ive not saw them on anyones shop apart from paulas which is a big thumbs up from me since its something all ladies should be doing!

price: the price reflects well from the quality and the amount you get, it might be a little more than the other sets of stickers ive brought but honestly id pay it willingly - watch out boxing day! im coming for ya - and since im not spending money on stickers until boxing day im excited to see what she comes out with!

paper: the paper feels of high standard, really easy to peal from the backing and the kiss cut is the best ive seen so far! 

finish: on the page it says the sticker finish is matte, from seeing other matte stickers and printing my own on matte paper i can say its not fully matte. its a beautiful finish.

postage cost: the postage cost is around 79p and then 50p every other sheet.. which i just found out by adding 9 sheets to my shopping cart!

postage time: postage did take a few days from the time she said she sent them but in the shops defence its from dublin! and it only took 4 days and i know ive had things take longer from london.
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Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Planner Love: 30th - 6th♥

Hey loves, 

im back with this week's planner - the countdown to christmas has begun! christmas is my favourite time of year without a dout, i know i moan about the cold but honestly its the best time of year for me im a full on winter girl.. i was born in the winter and i love the cosy clothes!

anyway.. back to my planner! ofcourse i add things after i post this so your seeing the planner at the beginning.

i need to add my christmas quote in the corner which im still yet to print (it should be there by the time this goes up)

things on my page:

washi tapes: ALL from ebay 
banner on sidebar: mswendafuldesigns printable
snail mail sticker: mundane mummy sampler (i need more of these)
weather stickers: ebay
blog stickers: printable from lemon paper co. 
birthday banners:  the plump planner
christmas countdown stickers: cute daisy printable
house stickers: printable by me
nail stickers: printable by me
quarter boxes: printable by me 
washing machine : plump planner 
banner on wednesday - ms wendafuldesigns printable (smaller than one on side bar) 
weekend banner: printable from facebook 
makeup brushes: mundane mummy 
tv: printable from facebook
pamper face: plannabledesigns 
heart check list: candy pink designs 
bill due sticker:kitti k printables 
laptop : plump planner 
notebook - mundane mummy
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Friday, 27 November 2015

Planner Love: 23rd - 29th ♥

Hello my loves, 

todays post is this weeks planner set up before everything was filled in.. im not going to lie the next one of these you see will be a little different, mainly because i dont use all the to do boxes and it just looks a little busy and cluttered so im hoping i can change it up in a way that i like. 

Stickers are from: 
top corner sticker - printed from pintrest 
weather stickers - ebay
todo boxes - printable from the happy planner printable group on facebook
spray bottle - the plump planner
cutlery sticker - the plump planner
weekend banner - pookie paper co 
piggie bank sticker - the plump planner 
coffee cup - pookie paper co 
washing machine - the plump planner
the black half box - printable from we love e.c.
blue half box - pookie paper co
blogger stickers - the plump planner (requested) 
t-shirt - chad valley sticker book set
hot water bottle - the plump planner 
light decoration - pookie paper co 
recycle sticker - the plump planner 
qoute stickers - printed from pinterest
tv stickers - mundane mummy 
bath tub - the plump planner
little camera - its only me caralee
lipstick girls night out - pretty crafty stickers 
cocktail glass - candy pink designs 
big camera - the plump planner 

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Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Etsy Spotlight: Its Only Me Caralee ♥

Hey loves, 

Today im back with another etsy spotlight! its become an addiction lately and i will willingly sit there and look at all the pretties that people make! 

Today involves a cute little shop called "its only me caralee."

They are amazing quality since they all cost between £1 and £3, she does a majority of sets rather than individual stickers but she is expanding on that.  the minnie set is the cutest thing ive seen i love minnie and mickey mouse so ofcourse i needed to get it! the cameras help me mark when i need to take a picture on sundays of my final week. 

price: for the quality you cant beat the price at all. the amount you get for that price too is simply amazing. 

paper: the paper feels of high standard, easy to peel from the backing and the cut is amazing.. 

finish: the finish of the stickers are matte. which i like but i think the cameras would look lovely on a satin finish paper. 

postage cost: the postage cost the big massive amount of 99p! i know what your thinking.. could she get anymore sarcastic but honestly theres no many places that ship for standard 99p! 

postage time: postage did take 5 days after it was sent out. but thats royal mail for you i cant blame the shop for that. It took 2/3days after i brought the items to be shipped out! which since i brought them on the weekend i can forgive and forget - the shop is a ready to ship shop i believe (i could be so wrong about that) 

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Monday, 23 November 2015

Tracey's TV #1 ♥

Hey loves, 

Ive never done a post like this before but lets face it, everyone watches netflix in the evenings (well at least i do!) theres nothing better than snuggling down with a hot chocolate in a candle lite room watching tv with cosy pyjamas on and the heating on full.. am i right?

lately ive been switching between netflix and nowtv - my momma'bear got me a nowtv box last christmas and ive been using my blu ray 3D DVD player to watch netflix. Nowtv and Netflix are more or less the same thing apart from the fact nowtv has packages - movie package £9.99, entertainment package £6.99 and sports package £31.99 the prices is per month, netflix on the other hand is is the whole thing from £5.99 onwards depending on how many tvs you want to stream it on. Netflix you hear alot about but nowtv is not so well known (well atleast from what i hear anyway) i only buy the entertainment package from nowtv because there's things on it that is not on netflix. 

my Netflix list is:


pretty little liars // once upon a time // gossip girl
my Nowtv list is:

These are the 6 programs that i am currently flicking back and forth from - not including "new eps" from the shows which come on the day there released which i show in my planner!

what are you currently watching?
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Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Etsy spotlight: Pookie Paper Co ♥

Hello my loves, 

i know i know, i said i was back to blogging and yet i disappeared again not a week later, theres not alot i can say in my defence but i got really sick and by monday rolled around i was so ill i could hardly talk and then by wednesday my voice was gone.  day and night nurse was my savior! they both knocked me out even though the day nurse said none drowsy? anyway.. back to business! 

Today is the start of a new series that ive had in the making for a few months, well i had it in my mind anyway. Ive saw a ton of girls do this on youtube but the difference is this one is ONLY uk! there will be no international shops! which im sure you all are seeing as mean but think about it, all these lovely ladies in the uk are going out of there way to do this any we would rather spend a small fortune on postage getting them from the USA because we dont hear alot about them? well no more! 

Friday, 6 November 2015

notw #1 ♥

Hey loves, 

today im back to show you the nails ive been sporting for the last week! they are 
nyc in a minute nail polish - battery park purple

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Wednesday, 4 November 2015

planner week: 2nd to 8th ♥

Hey loves, 

today im back with my planner weekly spread. im really really enjoying the layout of this planner, but the issue i had was that as i was taking out the months the bigger rings got flimsy and i didnt feel like it was secure enough to take around with me. that being said me and my big ideas dont do smaller rings than this so i searched the internet and found some lovely coloured ones for 5.99 but postage from america took it to nearly £20 and that wasnt going to happen since i could buy a whole new planner for something close to that, i had to pop to the shops and i nipped into wilkos and they had a discbound display book for £2 so i got that but when i got to the till it rang up for 99p?! i just used the discs and hey presto i love my secure planner!

this week i done a owl theme.. honestly it was done before we choose to have a harry potter night i promise! 


the water tracker: printable from
letters: argos chad valley sticker books
weather stickers: teacher rewards from ebay
owl bullet points: argos chad valley sticker books set
cleaning spray bottles: the plump planner on etsy
half boxes: printable from happy planner printables on facebook
page flag: plannable designs on etsy
nail polish bottle: minnie mouse set from aldi
letter: printed myself from google
rubbish wheelie bin: the plump planner on etsy
tv: printed myself from google
school chalkboard: the plump planner on etsy
trolley: the plump planner on etsy
iphone sticker: plannable designs on etsy
lipstick: minnie mouse set from aldi
cream tub: plannable designs on etsy
movie sticker: plannable designs on etsy
food basket: plannable designs on etsy
pill bottle: the plump planner on etsy
plan sign: printable from happy planner printables on facebook 
owl stickers: set from the 99p store

washi tape from ebay and aliexpress.

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Monday, 2 November 2015

book haul ♥

Hi loves, 

IM BACK!! i dont know for how long but its time to bring it back as part of my routine...

Today we are doing a book haul! now if you know me then you will know im a bookworm always have been, i enjoy reading and would do it everyday all day is someone was supplying the books none stop (as well as doing my house work, the cooking, etc etc) in the last few months ive picked up a fair few and have had the piling up in the corner of my "office/spare room" waiting for me to blog a haul so they can go to there new home on my book shelves. 

 mothers & daughters by kate long
sweet temptation by lucy diamond
yours, truly by kirsty greenwood
 The silversmiths wife by sophia tobin
The dark garden by eden bradley
unsticky by sarra manning

 Afternoon tea at the sunflower cafe by milly johnson
the perfect match by katie fforde

Bad angels by rebecca chance
killer heels by rebecca chance

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Wednesday, 21 October 2015

ill be back soon..

Now on the last post i said i'll be back tomorrow and tomorrow didn't happen, the thing that is stopping me from coming back is that i feel like its a chore at the moment. im trying to juggle alot of things going on in my life and even though i love my blog and i love blogging its the only thing that could take a back seat since i need to take pictures, edit pictures, write blog posts etc, etc, at the moment im thinking youtube is the way to go since i can do what needs to be done while talking (rambling) to you all.. once i have a proper routine down then ill be back.. i have a lot of down time late at night since my other half works nights but by the time that comes the lights gone and im tired its a struggle. i have got things to blog about too which is the annoying part on the whole but ill be back to it when ive learnt to juggle the dramas (daily tasks) in my life. 

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Sunday, 4 October 2015

Life Update ♥

Hello my loves, 

Its been a few weeks since my last post and im sorry for that, ive been meaning to come on here and explain what has been happening and where i am since im not around as much as i used to be and i regret that! i want to get back into blogging alot more but without that up and go im lost. So lets got on with the updates shall we?

ive moved, im no longer living at home with my mom which i guess is adding to the whole "no time to blog" but id do a whole post on this soon with some pictures? i seem to always be cleaning or other stuff. 

something else happened in my lovely little life which has made me so blessed and proud but i tell you so much of my life already that i dont want to scream this from the tree tops just yet i want to continue to enjoy and treasure the moments i have, i haven't made it public knowledge on anything! so if you feel im holding out or keeping secrets im not its just personal and its how i want to keep it at the moment.

ive got so much to blog about thats just pilling up that soon the room is going to be taken other, so i need to get my booty into action and soon so dont think ive just stopped dead in the mist of my blogging joy, because if i was ever thinking that i need a break or that i want to quit ill let you all know in advance!

im a fully qualified hairdresser! - incase you didnt know i was studying hairdressing and before i fell of the face of the earth i qualified! so now im set to do hair, makeup and nails :-) and while i was off
the earth i done a business level 2 course which i just finished!

im back into my reading! i fell out of love with books for a few months and then while unpacking all my books i found some i hadn't read yet and suddenly i was buying books again, and i was re-reading books that i adore from my collection. would you like a books ive read this month post at the end of the month? 

i think thats all the updates that i want to announce? ill be back tomorrow with my normal posts - i hope!
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Friday, 11 September 2015

fashionista maxi moisture lipsticks ♥

Hey loves, 
L/R - style transformation, perfect fit, touch up, style guide, how do i look?
the packaging of these lipsticks are beautiful, i love lipsticks that come in the boxes but im also not the type of girl who keeps them in the box either, they have a vanilla scent and for something that is called maxi moisture the pigmentation isnt all that bad. they have been none to end up on my chin by the end of the day but honestly most lipsticks that are moisturizing slip down on me, the colour pay of is the right amount for a day time look, yes granted style transformation may be more of a autumn/winter lipstick but its not that bad considering i got these for 50p each from fragrancedirect.. 

P.S. you will notice below that my blog has changed slightly.. ive decided to go for something a bit more knowing to me. i sign near all my texts with Kisses, Tracey x so why not bring this to something i love? the pictures will also alter too with @kissestraceyx but for now since i already had the photos edited they are going to stay the same. i hope you dont mind! i love you all spread the love with #kissestracey :) 

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

makeup wishlist ♥

Hey loves, 

P.S. you will notice below that my blog has changed slightly.. ive decided to go for something a bit more knowing to me. i sign near all my texts with Kisses, Tracey x so why not bring this to something i love? the pictures will also alter too with @kissestraceyx but for now since i already had the photos edited they are going to stay the same. i hope you dont mind! i love you all spread the love with #kissestracey :)  

Monday, 7 September 2015

w7 skin fresh concealer ♥

Hey loves,

well, today i am back with another w7 product, i didnt realise how much i liked the brand until i tried this and was really disappointed. the packaging is perfect for what it is. its a squeeze tube so you apply on to the back of your hand then apply from there where you need it. it shoots out far to much product for example i only squeezed the tiniest bit and all that shot out at me. 

the colour is near perfect for me, a tad orange but i can deal and use it under my foundation but it doesnt seem to plend fully, even on my hand you can see that is not blended and short of rubbing it that much and looking my eyes in the process its a bust, ive tried many many times and i always seem to have to use something else instead which makes my face look like ive been on a 6week bender and have had to cover up with concealer.

P.S. you will notice below that my blog has changed slightly.. ive decided to go for something a bit more knowing to me. i sign near all my texts with Kisses, Tracey x so why not bring this to something i love? the pictures will also alter too with @kissestraceyx but for now since i already had the photos edited they are going to stay the same. i hope you dont mind! i love you all spread the love with #kissestracey :)