Sunday, 29 June 2014

Get To Know Me

After coming across this on Odds and Sodz's blog and being a new blogger I thought I'd give this a go! :)

1. What is your name?

2. How old are you?
21 but I look about 15!

3. What is your ethnic origin?

4. Whats your favourite drink?
At the minute it's the Vita Coco Lemonade  
So yummy and it helps that coconut water is good for you too!

5. Favourite song at the moment?
It changes literally every day! But at the minute I'm really into John Legend- All of Me- perhaps because it's played everywhere at the minute and got into my head!.

6. What is your favourite book?
This is a hard one as I haven't read in years! I used to adore reading and with uni and one thing and another I never get the chance to get round to it anymore BUT I have started reading again this week. I'm reading a book called The Shadow Wife by Diane Chamberlain and so far, so good!

7. Favourite animal?
Cat's by far! If it wasn't for Mr P I would be a crazy cat lady! In fact, I think I will still be a crazy cat lady!

8. Favourite perfume?
Taylor Swift- Wonderstruck

9. Have you ever been out of the county?
Yes but the only holiday I remember is when I went on tour with cheerleading in my first year of university to Spain. I have also been to Zimbabwe, Mauritius and Lankawe (Think that's how it's spelt?!) but seeing as I was under the age of eight for all of those holidays my memory of them is hazy at best! I would love to go to Paris and America!

10. Do you have any siblings?
I have a younger sister.

11. Whats your favourite store?
Boots and Superdrug at the minute! 

12. Favorite restaurant?
Frankie and Benny's. Mr P and I go quite regularly- there is one round the corner from us. Going to be strange when we move and there isn't an F&B's a throw stone away lol!

13. Favourite Youtubers?
Zoella and Jenna Marbles have to be my favourite :) . Especially Zoella, I can really relate to her with the anxiety and panic attacks she suffers from and I think she's amazing and inspirational for sharing all that!

14. Favourite movie?
The Notebook and Dear John- typical soppy girl!

15. Favourite TV show?
How I met your mother and one born every minute are the only TV shows I really watch!

16. What phone do you have?
Samsung Galaxy 5

17. How tall are you?
5'3 I think!

18. How many pets do you have?
My parents have two cats and I personally have two hamsters! Cats will follow once we are settled in the new house though lol!

19. What do you like to do over the weekends?
I like to chill out with Mr P as he's working all week!

20. Is your hair naturally curly or straight?
OMG do not get me started on this! It's straight but it flicks out at the ends! Just be straight or curly dammit lol! 

21. Do you dye it yourself or go to a salon?
A combination really :) depending on how much money I have at the time.

22. Do you wear the same style everyday, or do you change it?
I'm usually a casual dress or leggings kind of girl- very very rarely wear jeans! I've probably worn them once in the past year lol! So I'd say same style really.

23. How long does it take you to put on makeup?
Around half an hour to 45 minutes depending on the occasion.

24. What do you do first? Face or eyes?

25. Do you collect makeup or just buy what you need when you need it?
I usually just buy it when I need it unless I get tempted with something that looks pretty! Recently I've been getting tempted to buy new makeup because of reading about it on a blog- I think blogging will leave me skint lol!

26. How often do you wear false eyelashes?
Don't get me started on this- Blog post to come on the nightmare I've just had with semi permanent lashes. Never again! Glue on strip lashes I wear for special occassions though definitely!

27. Do you do a full face of makeup everyday?
Depends- if I'm home alone all day I like to give my skin a break!

28. Do you wear makeup when you are home alone or with family?
Depends on how I feel really!

29. How many high-end products do you have?
I have a couple but not many since being a student!

30. Do you plan your OOTD every night or decide when you are getting dressed?
If it's just a normal day I just decide in the morning. Special occasions I'l decide ages in advance!

31. How often do you change your handbag?
Every few months because I usually wreck them- probably because I cram so much stuff in it gets super heavy and the handles snap!

32. What time do you wake up and go to sleep?
Oh goodness, I don't usually go to sleep until about 4am. I wake up at 8ish when Mr P gets up for work and then depending on what I have to do I snooze till about 10 or have to drag myself up too, extremely tired!

33. How often are you on Blogger?

34. Do you read comments posted on blogs?

35. Do you keep a list of products to try as you see other posts?

36. How did you come up with your blog name?
I wanted a blog to reflect my journey of planning for my wedding and getting married so decided the name 'Becoming Mrs P' was simple and fits perfectly!

37. What kind of camera do you use for your photographs?
Just my phone camera- I can't afford a proper camera right now but I will get one in future"

38. What is your favourite drugstore/high end makeup brand?
Drugstore- Rimmel and high end- Estee Lauder.

39. What are you doing with the rest of your day?
Waking up Mr P who has been napping for the last THREE HOURS lol basically all afternoon and then making tea, nom!



Friday, 27 June 2014

Lavender Farm and Favours

Lavender Farm

This week Mr P and I went to the Yorkshire Lavender Farm.

We were supposed to be having our engagement photo shoot that day with the lovely Lily (Lil Loves) taking our photographs however I caught a bad cold (after telling Mr P to man up when he had the same thing last week, oops!). My nose was all red and I felt awful and it definitely wouldn't make the best pictures so we rescheduled it and Mr P and I  decided to have a day at the lavender farm instead as it was free and gave us something to do rather than me mope about feeling sorry for myself!

I just had to share the pictures on here as it was a really beautiful place and smelled divine! 

If you know what some of the flowers are bar the lavender then please do let me know, I have no idea about some of them!

Poppys :)

Lavender maze :D

Also, I never realised before how many different types of Lavender there is, English, French, Cottage Garden Lavender (!?) . And so on. Read more about different types of Lavender :)

They also had a cute gift shop with lavender oil, products, biscuits and lavender ICE CREAM! We didn't get any as we are on a budget and also trying to eat healthily but how awesome and yummy does lavender ice cream sound!!

Wedding Favours

We have decided for our wedding favours that as well as having little succulent plants for the day time guests, we are also going to make Lavender soap and little lavender bags for them all seeing as it smells soo good and is great for relaxing and getting all the beauty sleep that everyone will need! 

My mum has been such an AMAZING help with all the planning and I could never do it without her. She's given me loads of great ideas and is doing so much for me! Anyway she came up with another favours idea; buying everyone a book personal to their interests and wrapping it up in pretty paper, I love it! Safe to say our guests are going to be as showered in gifts as we are lol!

What did you do for wedding favours? Let me know in the comments box! 



Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Trying Skinny Sprinkles

A friend who has lost weight recently has recommended me Skinny Sprinkles. 

Skinny Sprinkles is basically a strawberry powder mix that you drink thirty minutes before meals and it is supposed to curb your appetite and make you feel more full; therefore making you eat less at your meal.

With a friends wedding coming up where I'm going to be a bridesmaid I thought it was definitely worth giving these a try. Today was my first day and they did seem to work, whether this is psychological or not we shall see but they do seem pretty good! :)

One thing I did notice is that they contain 150mg caffeine in the 3 powder sticks you have a day, which I totally didn't realise before I bought them. So I've decided I'm only going to take one a day before my main meal as even though that doesn't sound much, I am sensitive to caffeine! (Gives me the shakes, sickness and makes my panic attacks go through the roof.)

Hopefully they will work for me just the same!

Full review on them to come some point in the future!

Has anyone used skinny sprinkles before? How did they work for you? Is anyone trying to lose weight for a wedding and what did they do? Leave a comment in the box below! :)



Sunday, 22 June 2014

Wedding Fair at Goldsborough Hall

This weekend Mr P and I went along to a wedding fair at Goldsborough Hall. This is the second fair we've been too and they are so much fun- getting ideas for your wedding combined with free champagne and cake! The wedding fair was free and Goldsborough Hall is stunning- so essentially we got a free day out too!

We had such a lovely day and I think I've picked out the style of wedding ring I want! The venue was lovely and I think if I hadn't already decided on my wedding venue being in a barn conversion then I would of maybe considered going for this!


So when we first got there we were distracted for a while by a little black cat near to the entrance. All the other couples we saw ahead walked straight past it- and then there was us in the middle of the path fussing over it! Once we were given our drinks- champagne for me and orange juice for Mr P- we walked to the outside dining/picnic area and there was another black cat having a sunbathe! Later on outside near the gardens, we saw yet another cat, this time a ginger one just sat proudly enjoying the sun. I had to include pictures of these as I adore cats and it made me love this place even more.

 When Mr P crouched down to stroke the black cat at the entrance it jumped up onto his knee and started paw padding him! Poor Mr P as they really dig in their claws when they do that- I've never seen a cat do that to a stranger before!!

Once we were inside we got given a goody bag and then there were quite a few suppliers (40 I think) with stalls offering everything from rings to bouquets to photobooths! We had a go in the photobooth and got two free prints. They are are much fun!

The writings a bit small on this picture so I apologise. The signs we are holding say "I stole her heart" and "So I stole his last name" Cute right!!

The first fair we went to made me decide that we have GOT to have a photobooth! I started looking up prices and the average was around £600.00. Pretty expensive really! So my mum came up with the excellent idea of setting up our own booth, and letting everyone use a digital camera to take group selfies, armed with silly props of course! I can't wait to see what silly pictures we have from the big day! 

Now the exciting bit. We've had a little bit of a look in the past few months at different types of wedding bands- and without actually trying any on I thought I'd go for a plain band with three very small diamonds embedded in. After looking at a couple of different jewellers at the fair today we stumbled across 'Dante Fine Jewellery", a local jeweller. The man was super friendly and helped us out loads, I got trying a few different rings on with my engagement ring and then I picked up this...

As soon as I put it on my finger it just felt 'right!'. The top of the band is filled with tiny diamonds and the underneath just a plain band. The whole band however, is in the wavy pattern (style, pattern, what do you call it!?) and I thought it looked so unique and something a bit different! As we were talking away I kept going back to that ring and trying it on and just looking at it. Before coming to the conclusion of... I want this ring!

Dante's jewellery offer a bespoke service and so each ring is created exactly how you want it and exactly to fit- his display items are made of silver just so people can get an idea of what they would like. You then decide on your metal, exactly how you would like it and get it made to fit! 

Mr P roughly decided on a design he would like and this is it..

(I tried to convince him on a design very similar but at the bottom it had engraved names and date of the wedding in tiny print- normally I find stuff like that slightly tacky but it was surprisingly classy- unfortunately I don't think he is keen! Lol.)
After a trip outside and a think about it we went back inside and booked an appointment for him to come round in September to discuss and place the orders if we so wish! I know I want that design of ring- it's now just a matter of deciding on the metal we would like! 

Also, it has got me into a big matter of ring etiquette! Traditionally you are supposed to wear the wedding band underneath your engagement ring, this derives from when people believed the vein from your left finger ran to your heart, hence the wedding ring being closest to your heart. However, for some reason I really like the look of it how I tried it on, with my engagement ring at the bottom. I feel like if I had a plain band I would want that underneath the engagement ring, however because the wedding band I like is a bit more glitzy I think I want it above the engagement ring to show it off a bit, it will also be lovely if the wedding band was sandwiched in between the engagement ring and an eternity ring in future. Also I feel like a marriage is built on the foundations of a solid relationship and engagement so in that sense I kinda think it would be nice to have the engagement ring under the wedding band, forming it's 'foundation' so to speak!

What do you all think? Does tradition matter here or is it a personal choice?!

Soo after making this exciting decision we went and sat outside and had a look through the VIP goodybag! This is what was it contained:

I can't wait to try some of these out- especially the Clarins Lotion and planting the seeds!! :)

Whilst we were sitting outside clumsy me managed to knock a champagne glass over on the table- typical!! 

I am always doing things like this- it didn't surprise Mr P in the slightest! I think I've got so used to apologising for breaking glasses too! Wooops!!

We then went to the nearest town for a bit of shopping and I got some dresses and a skirt in the Jane Norman and Quiz sale's! (Will leave out pictures for now as I may do a separate blog post on them at some point!) It was a really lovely day with the ring choosing being by far the most exciting part!!

I totally love wedding fairs! :)

What does everyone else think of wedding fairs? :) Comment below!!


We saw this huge totally gorgeous rose in the town! 

How beautiful!!