IMG_0053Man! This week has really felt like the longest week of the longest month of the longest year. I think the Christmas move and subsequent scramble to keep my head above water has finally caught up with me and I got next to NOTHING done. It wasn’t particularly relaxing but definitely unproductive enough to give me a kick up the arse for the week ahead!

I thought I would do a little catch up today and fill you in on all the bits and pieces that might have made it in to a video or post but didn’t..


I saw La La Land on Wednesday night with Lee and went back on Friday with the kids. Obsessed. It was a bit late for Milo so the little guy slept through most of it but he was toe tapping away before he succumbed. The reason I took him at all was because that morning I was listening to the soundtrack on the way to school and he instructed me not to listen to any more without him because he ‘loved it so much’ – how could I not take him? It’s completely indescribable and I know it won’t be for everyone but my husband is not a musical guy at all and even he enjoyed it.. I would just say if you think you might want to see it it’s definitely a film that was made for the big screen. On the small screen this week was Delicious, the mini series with Emilia Fox & Dawn French. I’ve been taping since after Christmas and finally binged all 4 episodes last night, if it’s still available as a box set on Sky (and you have Sky) I would recommend it. I love Dawn French of course but the story wasn’t quite as predictable as I’d expected from the promos.. a welcome January pick me up since everything else I watch isn’t back till Feb! (Scandal and Suits are coming soon!!!!)


We finally booked a hotel for our Anniversary weekend coming up. We were deliberating over where we wanted to go for the longest time and settled on Rudding Park Hotel in Harrogate which we found on Secret Escapes. I’ve never used the site before but we were spoiled for choice since we weren’t married to a certain area..I’ll let you know how it goes but so far I’d recommend the site for cheap deals. We also booked our Easter return to Las Vegas which is obviously the most exciting.. let the holiday shopping and attempts at diet and exercise commence. We’re going back to The Vdara which we absolutely loved last time and we always book through Expedia (people tend to ask) as we have never found a cheaper price for a holiday elsewhere.


I have barely worn makeup this week because of a disastrous beauty fail on Wednesday. I thought it was a GREAT idea to have my entire face threaded (HORRIFYING – DO NOT DO THIS UNLESS YOU REALLY FEEL LIKE YOU NEED TO) and follow up with a brow tint and facial.. NOT a great idea. I’d like to think the salon would know if it wasn’t smart and that perhaps it was just me but I currently look like I’m suffering severe adult acne and am living in masks (skincare, not costumes) and salicylic acids. I will share some pictures with you along with some of the most effective treatments I’ve discovered along the way once I’ve cleared up my skin. It’s been a bit of a blessing as I’m currently testing a new skincare range aimed at blemish prone skin and 1 or all of the products do seem to be making a difference.. watch this space.


The replacement for the camera I lost in the move finally arrived this week so that was my shopping budget for the month (and some) but my birthday is coming up and I have a little Wishlist populating in my mind. I actually sold a couple of bags on eBay this week that I wasn’t 100% in love with to fund some other things I absolutely DO love so I may share that list with you later in the week so you can weigh in. I’m also off to the shops tomorrow to check out the new season stuff.. BUT I have a bag full of ill advised sale purchases from Hollister to return SO it’s kind of like shopping for free, right? Swap Shop? I’m hearing good things about M&S knitwear right now and that’s a shop I literally never even walk through ordinarily so I will make a special trip tomorrow to see what all the fuss is about.

And that’s it (I’m sure I’m missing major details) ..I am going to be up and at ’em first thing tomorrow to get my shit together and post more this week but I’m not filming till Monday so any video requests would be EXCELLENT 😉



  1. Laura Taylor
    22 January, 2017 / 12:08 am

    Loving the photo that accompanied this post that’s exactly how I would imagine you blogging.
    Looking forward to seeing videos from you. Suggestion on video a house tour even just the main areas you Lee and kids use.
    Of to see if I can get la la land soundtrack on play music (without having to pay more for it)

    • missbudgetbeauty
      26 January, 2017 / 9:04 pm

      haha, well you’d be right! I’ve showed some bits of the house in the latest vlog and am going to go round a room at a time for my blog posts but I’m not going to do a tour till it’s more finishes, I think

  2. Jodie Wright
    22 January, 2017 / 12:21 am

    Oh dear. If threading your top lip makes you break out I can only imagine what it would do to your whole face. On the bright side the ingredients in all that skincare will be sinking in really well.

    • missbudgetbeauty
      26 January, 2017 / 9:03 pm

      haha, yep, it is AWFUL!! My skin is just about clearing up a week later and the hairs are back so I really didn’t benefit at all 🙁

  3. Louise (Missfitz82)
    22 January, 2017 / 11:32 am

    Ahh you are going to Vegas the month before me! We are flying out on 29th May and we get married on 31st May. I’m beyond excited… never been to America. We’re staying at the Cosmopolitan. Are you going to vlog whilst you are there? Please do! I would love some tips and recommendations of where to go and what to do 🙂 xx

    • missbudgetbeauty
      26 January, 2017 / 9:02 pm

      that’s so exciting!! man! I am always rubbish when put on the spot but I will definitely vlog while we’re there which will hopefully be useful for you since it’s before you go x

    • Louise (Missfitz82)
      27 January, 2017 / 8:26 pm

      I know I can’t wait! So glad you are vlogging, I must admit I have watched your other Vegas vlogs and Emma from itsem’s a couple of times already to get prepared! I definitely want to go to that ice bar, also looking at seeing Celine Dion (Britney finishes 9 days before we go boo!) And the other must sees like the Coca Cola and M&M stores! X

  4. 22 January, 2017 / 8:26 pm

    OMG it really did feel like the longest week ever. Kind of comforting that it wasn’t just me and my week.

    • missbudgetbeauty
      26 January, 2017 / 9:01 pm

      definitely not you!!

  5. 23 January, 2017 / 7:53 pm

    I feel your pain with your skin! I already look about 12 (I’m 27!) And I too am having major adult acne problems, but hey at least I’m looking a little older with my 16 year old pizza face! I’m always told I’ll be thankful for looking younger than my years one day (when I’ll no doubt accelerate the other way! Haha!) although last time I bought a bottle a wine of in asda a young lad asked me for ID who laughed and said “Wow! Now that’s a compliment!” x

    • missbudgetbeauty
      26 January, 2017 / 9:01 pm

      haha!! hey, they oilier the skin the younger you look, right? 😉

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