Life Lately!


I came on here with the intention of sharing with you a mascara I’ve been loving lately but my head just isn’t feeling like wanting to write it and I feel more like a life post!

Is it me or is this year speeding by! It’s started well for me and I hope it just keeps getting better. A week ago I was lucky to be invited to an event in London for the launch of a new Lauren’s way tan. We got to meet the Lauren who couldn’t be nicer or more friendly. We were totally spoiled with cocktails, cakes and goodie bags and it was such a good night. I will be sharing the tan with you guys soon. I’m already a huge fan of the darker than dark lotion.





Last Wednesday I was tired and bored and decided to be impulsive and get another piercing (the 4th since last July!). It’s becoming addictive. I finally got my nose pierced after wanting it for ages. I thought I’d hate the big bar but I actually quite like it and I’m in no hurry to change it now. It wasn’t painful but did make my eyes water!


Lots of coffee and catching up with friends has been happening which I love doing. It’s great to gossip over starbucks! I’m such an addict. Hello gold membership and free shots and syrups.

I’m also totally hooked on a new series! Game of Thrones has literally taken over since I started watching the TV series with a friend last Monday. In just over a week I’m 300 pages into the 1st book and 3 episodes down. For me I find it really slow to read but it’s really good. I think it was much easier to watch a few episodes then read the book!


I’ve been absolutely loving playing with my Naked 3 palette that I couldn’t resist treating myself too. It’s got such gorgeous colours and is so wearable. I also can’t believe how long lasting it is. This photo was after it had been on for 18 hours!


I’ve enjoyed playing around with make up lately and trying new looks even if it’s not wearable! Sometimes it’s fun to just pile it on.


On Friday I went out with my lovely housemates for drinks and to watch the rugby! I love watching rugby and it was such a great atmosphere in Cardiff. It was a great weekend for rugby especially with England winning too!

I keep day dreaming in work at moment. I’m lucky I work at the top of a hill and have the most amazing views across Cardiff! I can see right across the city centre and the landmarks. On a nice day it’s so distracting to just stare out of some of the lab windows!



The most amazing dessert place from Red Hot Buffet! I love red hot buffet for when I want to pig out!


I finished off that evening with Mia wine! It had mine now on and was sparkling so would be rude not too!

It seems I’ve also finally got my fitness motivation back which is well overdue. I’ve been riding, kickboxing, pump classes, pilates, running, weights, HIIT and punch bag training. In 3 days I’ve done about 5 hours. If I can move in the morning I’ll be surprised haha. 6 months till tough mudder!

That’s my past week and a bit! I hope you’ve all had good weeks. Here’s to the next one being better. L is coming round tomorrow and I’m cooking. Can’t wait for a girly gossip!

Love M



  1. Anonymous
    February 26, 2014 / 10:44 am

    Aw what a lovely read on a Wednesday morning! You're makin me want to blog hehe 🙂 I know what you mean bout books being slow read, I'm reading Hunger Games and in comparison to the movie the book is rather slow! Looks like you had a fun packed week! Hope this week has been as good and we'll end it on a high with Mango Beer and pitz at Zero Degrees 😉 Enjoy your night with L! Much love xoxo

    • C.S.I Beauty Blog
      February 26, 2014 / 3:29 pm

      Aww thanks love. I love hunger games. I may re read soon! I'm so excited for mango beer! M xx

  2. Sophie Rose Hearts
    February 26, 2014 / 11:46 am

    Love the nose piercing. Ah wish I had gone to the LW tan event, didn't realise so many blogger girls I knew were going!Sophie x

    • C.S.I Beauty Blog
      February 26, 2014 / 3:30 pm

      Thanks Sophie! Aww you should have come. Would have been great to meet you. M xx

  3. Ellie Steadman
    February 26, 2014 / 3:52 pm

    Wish I had a chance to speak to you properly at the #lwparty! Thank you so much for coming 🙂 Can't wait to read your review of the new Glam Tan!xx

  4. Leanne Cornelius
    March 3, 2014 / 8:28 pm

    Great post, you look fab in the photos where you were playing around with make-up!I love RHWB! The pancakes are my fave :)Your nose piercing looks fab, I'd love to get mine done but don't think my bosses would be too happy! xLeanne – A Slice of My Life

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