Friday, 17 August 2012

Glossybox July and August

I've been very slow on the uptake with my Glossyboxes while I've been away in London so I've had two in the time I was away so I got two presents all together! I feel like these posts are getting a little samey so I'll quickly whizz through, show you what I got and pick out a few favourites for you!


{Bex London Urban Fragrance}

{Elizabeth Arden's Visible Difference Gentle Hydrating line}

{Nuxe dry oil for face, body or hair}

{Monu Eye Cool Gel}

{Paul Mitchell Moisture Mist}

{Jelly Pong Pong Lip Frosting tinted lip balm}

This was a so so box, I really like the Paul Mitchell spray and the eye gel as they were almost full size so I felt like I was getting my money's worth. But I'm starting to feel that with these boxes I'm just getting different versions of the same fragrance, moisturiser, lip balm etc. which is to be expected after a while.


{DHC Deep Cleansing Oil}

{Allesandro Pro White Brightening Nail Polish}

{Glossybox Glossy Pink Lipstick}

{Lipcote Lipstick Sealer}

{All for Eve Eve's Balm for dry, chapped skin}

{Vera Valenti Eyeshadow palette}

This box's theme was the International heroes which I think they've done well to demonstrate by bringing in brands from other countries. I'm really pleased with the Lipcote and the lipstick and the Pro White nail varnish is so good for when you're giving your nails a few days break from nail varnish to avoid the yellow look! However, who wears GREEN eyeshadow these days?! I know I moan about not getting more than just the same products in the box but really this is a stocking pressie you never use apart from for dressing up which is rare. Apart from that I think I'll get a good use out of these products.

I sound a little down on the lovely Glossybox but I really do love the idea and I'm also glad they've increased the Glossydot worth of reviews to 50 so your 5th box will always be free which isn't bad! My next one is planned to be my free one, thank goodness!!

Thursday, 16 August 2012

The Finals

The last two days of the Beach Volleyball was possibly the maddest, most fun two days of the whole Olympics games. On the Wednesday we had the women's final USA VS USA ironically so NBC were out in force for the match!

We spent all day celebrity spotting and boy did we do well on the spotting. First the gorgeous ginger that is Prince Harry sauntered past us with some Gold medal GB team rowers and watched the bronze match, he truly is beautiful and my only chance left to be a Princess so I tried my hardest to impress but the uniform slowed me down immensely in the seduction mission!

Then for the final match along brought the terribly hot David Beckham, honestly he might be quite old but he is beautiful! We were so excited that a volunteer asked him to take a picture with some of us girls working there so I actually have a picture with THE David Beckham! If you follow me on Twitter or hav me on Fb you will definitely already know this as I've been going on about it for so long!!

{He smells delicious by the way!}

We had so many visits on the women's final that the men's final was an, obvious, anti-climax. No one seemed particularly bothered about Germany vs Brazil! The lovely Brazilians lost and we saw them in the hotel after, celebrating their silver medal and drowning their sorrows. At least they have Rio to look forward to!

However, after the match was when the fun started. We let rip onto the sand we'd be looking at for so long! We may have gone a bit mad!

{It is very hard to do handstands in sand!}

{Very S Club 7}

{Overly excited about the number of Army boys here}

{In the little rest huts for the players}

{Felix getting excited about the Army too}

I was privileged to have such a gorgeous and lovely team of girls to be working with, they were so lovely and made the whole experience that more amazing. Here's a few snaps of our little Liaison Officer teams!

{X Factor's Peter Dickson!}

It has been incredible and I have the post-Olympics blues very badly!

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

The Aquatics Centre

I had the pleasure, while working at the Olympics, to go to the Aquatics Centre twice during the games. The first we managed to get free tickets through work to see some of the swimming medal events.

It was an incredible atmosphere of constant screaming and I would go everyday if I could, I'm not so sure my poor voice would be able to handle it though! We saw Phelps' last Gold swim in the butterfly of his career and saw a World Record be broken by an American female doing the 200m backstroke.

The most incredible race we saw, however, was the 800m women's freestyle with Rebecca Adlington fighting to retain her gold medal from Beijing. Unfortunately she didn't manage it and was beaten by a 15 year old USA girl who smashed the world record! Rebecca was blubbing as she received her bronze model and it almost brought me to tears too!

Then a week later I went along with my Mum and sister to watch Tom Daley dive in the 10m platform semi-finals. It was possibly the most stressful thing I've ever been to, every single time they jumped I thought they were going to hurt themselves!!

However, it was a beautiful and amazing spectacle of skill, OH and there's the small addition of INCREDIBLE abs! Honestly I'm sure it might be odd to think a 16 year old is hot but their bodies are truly amazing, so I thought I'd have a little montage of my favourite ab shows!

{GB diver Chris Mears}

{Ryan Lochte, not a diver but still bloody good looking}

{The gorgeous Tom Daley}

{Canadian Riley McCormick}

Monday, 13 August 2012

The London Olympics 2012

The past three weeks have been so incredible and I've been so very lucky to have experienced the Olympics in the way I did. A year ago I applied to work for OBS which means Olympic Broadcasting Services. They film all of the Olympics footage and the host broadcasters (like BBC, NBC etc) will buy the footage and put their commentary, their interviews and everything on top to make it individual to them. 

I was lucky enough to be accepted as a Liaison Officer at the Beach Volleyball held at Horse Guards Parade right inside St James' Park for 16 days, and what a 16 days they've been. I've just got home from staying at my cousin's in Maida Vale for the whole time and I'm already feeling the post-Olympic blues.

{Team GB}

{Sunset over the beautiful stadium}

{A night-time affair}

{An NBA Basketball player, couldn't tell you who he is, standing in our Sports Presentation booth}

{They were very tall basketball players}

{An artist was commissioned to paint the gorgeous scene from the bell tower of Horse Guards Parade}

{Our smaller court}

{Sunshine time}

There have been so many highlights from these 3 weeks I can't quite fit them all in! Basically my job was to help the broadcasters interview the athletes by guiding them through the cameras and we helped the commentators who were speaking over the beach volleyball footage, basically dream job as I was in the sun for 10 hours a day, watching beach volleyball, talking to broadcasters and eating ridiculous amounts of good food!

The opening ceremony for a start was an incredible night. I met a friend from school, Tammy, and we ended up watching the ceremony in a cinema in an exclusive press event at a club called The Brewery in Moorgate, it's basically an old mansion in the middle of London and there was free champagne all night with posh popcorn, heaven right?! Matt Horne was DJing so we danced the night away to celebrate a wonderful opening ceremony for London.

{Tammy outside The Brewery}

{In the Mod room}

{Phone boxes are perfect for a pose}

{Chris Hoy in our cinema}

The days of beach volleyball were amazing, the atmosphere, the view, the people, everything was just the perfect mix for a fun 2 and a half weeks working. After work drinks and dancing became an everyday affair and I loved every minute of it.

I feel I'm starting to get a little too over the top with how amazing my time was so I shall just show you more photos but if you had a ticket for the beach volleyball I think you'd know what I mean, it is truly a brilliant atmosphere and I feel privileged to have worked at the London 2012 Olympics!

{We had a little trip to see how the Mall was shaping up before the games started, it was a beautiful sight}

{The view from our photographers platform, now do you see what I mean about the best venue?!}

{Cute little cottage in St James' Park}

{Can't get enough of the beautiful view}