Sunshine Style Steal

Well hello my scrumptious darlings. I’m in a simply wonderful mood today and thought I’d spread this good feeling and do a cheeky blog post. Thank goodness the sunshine has come out and we can finally reorganise our wardrobes. Throwing them jumpers that we have endlessly be reusing and shoving them in the bottom draw to rediscover so many clothes we’d forgot we even had.

I had a wardrobe clear out last week (definitely not my idea *cough, Will, cough*) is it just me who finds it quite a painful process? I try to cling onto everything I can, because in the back of my mind I’m like ‘But what happens if this 3-sizes-too small dress comes in handy for a ‘who can wear the most unfitted’ fancy dress party? or ‘Aw no I can’t get rid of this I wore it for my 18th birthday, its got too many memories.’ No Alice. Its ridiculous. You’ve got to be ruthless.

Even with the amount of clothes I have building in my wardrobe I can never help looking, maybe buying some, especially when it comes to summer bits.

What I’m looooooving-

  • Polka Dots
  • Embroidery
  • Shift Dresses
  • Light Pink Dresses
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You really can’t go wrong with a pink number. I feel the colour is so flattering and appropriate for any summer occasion. I’ve recently bought the Boohoo Corduroy dress. What. A. Dream. It’s a little thick for 30 degree heat wave (I tried it and was sweating to the point where it could have been mistaken that I was in a brutal water fight with myself and lost) however its beautiful for when the weather is nice with the 3 quarter length arms and above the knee cut. It also comes in black and a maroon colour.

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Nasty Gal
Motel Rocks

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There are so many gorgeous polka dot style dresses around at the moment. I have the Motel Rocks black and white polka dot and can quite easily wear it casually or whack on some heels and you’ve got a completely different look. ASOS also does such a great range of different polka dot outfits, you’re never short of choice.

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If you’re struggling for summer bargain this year because you’re having to save for a that summer holiday or feeling the strain of Uni life then I’ve found some bits that you might like.

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Yellow Floral Print Tie Front Skater Dress- NEW LOOK £19.99
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The summer sales are always worth looking at online, especially the Zara/Pull & Bear/Bershka/Mango sale, I could spend hours scrolling through it. However I am not so keen on a shop sale, also known as a sale that’s in a shop. H-e-a-v-e-n-s. Its like Primark on a Saturday, no worse, its like going to Asda when its hot weather and the day before Father’s day. I’m honestly still trying to recover from that traumatic experience.

Queuing for nearly an hour to get to into Asda. Asda. Theres so many supermarkets nearby, but no, hundreds of us decide that’s the place we all want to cram into. But guys that wasn’t the worst of it, when I finally fought for a trolley I was welcomed by angry, slightly aggressive, food hunting vultures everywhere. I swear to god I nearly had to get nasty and slap one womans hand away when trying to get my spinach, greedy swine, get your own bag. And don’t even get me started when I went down the alcohol aisle. It’s like as soon as it goes over 18 degrees the whole nation needs a drink, I mean don’t get me wrong I’m including myself in that but these people were a different species of drinkers, they were what I like to call ‘the savage wineys’. I don’t know if any of you have come across them before, but they have their fuck off trolley and press it right against the aisle so you are unable to look at any of the wine. But on these busy days they are some how worse, more of them, somehow bigger trolleys? I have no problem with this, but then when 1. you try to get round/on top/ under their trolly, they don’t move, they stubbornly make no attempt to move themselves or their trolly. 2. You move their trolly, don’t do this kids. This is where the word savage comes into play. I left the shop forgetting half of my food shop, a little shaky and reassured that’s why you don’t go food shopping on a Saturday afternoon.


Let’s Talk Lips

Happy April to my lovely Munday Feeling readers! How the ruddy hell are you all? Thank goodness better weather is on its way. Well… hopefully? Who can tell with this ridiculously unpredictable English weather? I’m finding it such a struggle (‘I’m’ meaning Will) to get decent ‘outfit blogger shots’ as using different areas of my house with slightly different backgrounds is fine, the only trouble with doing this is our house is still a working progress so there’s always that risk of lopsided photo frames and half painted walls getting in the shot. I’m so envious seeing all these beautiful bloggers in the sunshine sipping on their cocktails, lying on the beach or even just looking like they have actually seen daylight. If I try anywhere other than my house for a cheeky photo shoot there’s no hope, just a grey rainy background with a cup of tea- and who wants to see that really? I’ve quite literally never been this thankful for fake tan, makeup and the prospect of sunshine…

Its spring/summer and I’m all about the nude/pink lip for this time of year. I’d even go as far as to say I’m into a bit of the cheeky lip gloss! Only when there is 0% chance of wind however, it’s always such a bastard experiencing ‘the hair-lipgloss reunion’. The endless struggle of trying to talk to somebody at a BBQ and the uncontrollable magnetic force between your lips and hair to create what can only be described as ‘the female beard’ and completely cutting the conversation short. Or daring to eat and ending up with worst combination of all time, ‘the crumb-lip with a side of hair’. The best thing about pinky tones I feel is they go perfectly with florals, lighter, brighter colours and never go out of style. I’ve linked you up with a mixed price of my fav lipsticks which vary between matte, liquid, balm and semi matte.

Here are a few of my favourites which I’m sure you’ve probably seen plastered all over my instagram…

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Depending on how bold I want my lip, I often use eyeshadow to outline. Ok, hold up, eyeshadow? Alice, eyeshadow is for your eyes, its in the name hun. Now this little trick isn’t for everyone, but lipliner just doesn’t seem compatible with my lips? I either can’t quite get the right colour or it isn’t bold enough. So I’ve created myself an alternative. Using a hard angled brush (normally used for eyebrows) I dab the smallest amount of either matte brown or purple eyeshadow, depending what look I’m after, and very lightly outline my lip. Once done, using the same brush I lightly direct the brush inwards to blend, so the outline isn’t …


quite this harsh. I also blend around the corners of my mouth so that is really shows the depth and shape of my lips. However this may not be the way you do it, it might take you a few goes to see what suits your lips.

Heres a little step by step of what I find suits me- (here I’m using Latte Matte Smashbox and brown matte eyeshadow).

1. Apply lipstick

2. Add the eyeshadow outline

3. Blend the eyeshadow – essential

4. Add dream Matte mousse in inner lip for extra depth

As some of you lovely Munday readers already know, another one of my quirky top tips is adding ‘dream matte mousse’ on top of lipstick, I usually have it 2/3 shades lighter than my skin tone. This is something I often do as it makes your lipstick shade lighter, it also adds an extra ‘matte-ness’ (if that’s even a word). However, if you feel this isn’t the way for you, and that the dream matte mousse feels a little too heavy on your lips, drum roll please… Illamasqua has invented a lipstick to solve all your colour queries. Its called Eclipse. Mysterious right? Ok, so basically, put on your chosen colour lippy, feel it’s too dark? Put Eclipse over the top. Bam, sorted. It’s essentially a lightening lipstick. Brilliant if you’re doing an ombre lip or if you fancy a change in tone. It’s also ideal for any colour, red, orange, pink, whatever the lip, it’ll do the job. A brilliant invention for trying lots of different lipstick shades at a decent price.

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Norman with a splash of grey

Ok, lets take a second, can you actually believe its March!? How has this happened, it only felt like 2 seconds ago that we were all clinking our glasses celebrating New Year? February is always a bit of a peculiar month isn’t it, it takes you a while to get in that whole mind set of ‘move on from the bleak month which is January, better months are coming’ and BAM its March. Did February even happen?

So there is so much to catch up my lovely Munday readers. I have a house, duh I know we went through this last time Alice. But we are finally starting to get it decorated how we want it, and when I say that, it basically means every wall being painted either grey or white. I do sometimes go a little wild in the lounge and splash it up a little with a Primark mustard throw. Top tip: the Primark throws are actually a bloody good move, especially when you need that extra snuggle with all this bastard snow. What on earth is all this hideous weather about? It’s not for me. Get over it weather, move onto Spring already. The slushy snow I can just about deal but the wind is taking it too far. There I was in my little C1 (I like it ok) and I genuinely thought my car was going to take off. I had visions of me reaching moon and thinking how completely inappropriately dressed I am for the occasion. There really should be some kind of weather warning ‘anybody with tiny cars do not go out on the road today, your vehicle may get blown away’. Anyway I’m loosing my train of thought.

House shopping is all very new to me, I’m finding IKEA is my go to, not forgetting Dunelm and Wayfair is a bit of a treat to have a gander online. I wish I was a little more skilled in the DIY decor lifestyle, but painting really is as far as I stretch. You see all these fantastic decorated homes on Pinterest and Instagram and think, yeah I’m going to do that. No no, no you won’t Alice. Because you don’t have chunky bits of solid wood lying around ready to be made into a shelf. And don’t think I’ve not attempted the whole ‘Pinterest house vibe’. We tried hanging funky different sized photo frames in the lounge, tried being the operative word here. Top tip: don’t hammer nails into a brick wall, it is near the impossible to get the swines straight, or stay in the wall for that matter. We’ve left it for now, I think they look pretty edgy all lopsided and wonky. Pinterest eat your heart out.

Also… the biggest and bestest (I’m aware thats not a word but I think it definitely should be) news of all…We’ve only gone and bought A PUPPY! I feel like such a grown up. Its a very surreal feeling buying a little mammal, like, will he like me? What happens if he’s not keen on grey? So many unanswered questions. We have named him Norman, obviously. He’s a miniature dachshund. I will warn you now that when he arrives to the Munday-Cooper household that my Instagram is going to be taken over by tiny paws and every shade of puppy bow tie.

He’ll be nearly 4 months when he arrives, and I’m trying to research what food, toys, treats and so on that are best for him. If anybody reading this has a little Norman or Norma please drop me a message and let me know if you have any top tips? Much appreciated thank u thank u. I’m still mentally preparing myself for the amount of objects in the house that are going to get chewed, shredded and scratched… One thing I have learnt from puppies is do not leave anything unattended. When Wilf was a puppy I left my favourite blue and white checked trousers on the banister, Topshop, couple of weeks old, I think you know where I’m going with his, he’d decided that these would look much better with the ‘ripped’ look. I think he was trying to help me out bless him, hinting I needed to get more up to speed on my fashion, but I definitely learnt my lesson. Will came home with his first toy at the weekend, its a cuddly Giraffe… with a squeaker in it, I’m really not sure how long that bad boys going to last.

Anyway thank you for taking a read of my nonsense chatter. I hope to chat again with you soon. My next room to paint is my art/blogger/makeup room, so wish me luck, I mean its going to be all white so luck isn’t really required. But I’ll keep you updated on my decorating and hopefully find some good bargains I can share with you all.

Curly Bob

Isn’t it crazy that Christmas has just been and gone and it’s January? Boy what a peculiar month January is. It’s like a limbo month. Why don’t I fit into any of my jeans? You bloody know why Alice, it’s all them bastard pigs in blankets you devoured on Christmas Day. Why is everybody saying that they are going to be a new person, how is this possible?! And don’t even get me started on what a bizarre period of time after Christmas but before New Years is, what the parsnips is that about? What day is it? What year am I in? Have I drunk that whole bottle of wine today, or was that yesterday? Is it still yesterday? It really is a completely clueless time. And then BAM you’re suddenly in January and everybody’s pledging to be sober for the month? The new year really does do wild things to us all.

But anyway, the point of this blog is to talk about hair not Christmas. So recently a lot of you lovelies have been asking how and what I do with my hair. So I thought what better than boring you all with it by putting it in a blog with some rather disturbing selfies (just to liven it up, you know?) Hairs a tricky thing. Some days you’re like ‘uh-huh honey that hair is totally happening for you today’ and then some days it’s like Monica’s when she goes Barbados. ‘ITS THE HUMIDITY’

So here I am. I’ve just blow dried my hair and ready to get curling. Quick brush and cheeky oil through the ends and I’m ready.

Spritz the heat protecter all over. So so so important for your hair before any heat being applied. Get them straighteners at the ready, whilst warming, section your hair. I use straighteners just because I’m not very confident with curlers and I like to make full use of my GHD’s but I’m sure curlers are fabulous for this as well, as it’s in the name, curling tongues. I then wrap the straighteners round my hair in chunks and pull/twirl downwards. At first I look like I have poodle ears. Which actually is a look I feel we should fashion more?!…

I really don’t do anything particularly special and I think it’s made a lot easier by having short hair. After doing this on both sides, singing into a hair brush and attempting round the back. I’m going to be completely frank with you all I don’t like doing the back of my hair, it always feels unnecessary like I’m never going to see it? But no seriously don’t follow my bad habits. I then brush it out very lightly so that it softens the curls a little.

Once lightly brushed through and going over with the straighteners curling any sections that have slightly dropped I hairspray underneath the hair giving it more volume and scrunching it with my hands. Mousse works really well also, in fact you can really play around with what products you can use to volume the hair, sea salt spray is another goodun for volume and texture but it’s really down to personal preference.

Bish bash bosh, here we are. Really nothing special, just a bit of curl here and there but I hope this has helped. Now you make sure you enjoy the rest of your January and also make sure that if any of you try this to send me a pic I love seeing how everybody else does their hair. Thank you for reading you wonderful humans. LOVE AL x

Welcome to Alicehood

HELLO! Hello! Hello! Goodness me I’m sorry I’m back. Heavens it’s been a true Alice whirlwind, with plenty of wind. So guys. Guess what. I’ve only gone and bought a house with my amazing WillJam. So please be forgiving of my lack of natters, unless you’ve been thinking ‘will this girl give it a break’. Regardless I am here to bore you to death with all my life antics.

House hunting can only be described as a rollercoaster. A rollercoaster…that makes you want to cry and feel frustrated and needs more money. So we began our hunt to buy our dream home. The first house had one of them ‘Gavin and Stacey’ moments, you know the bit? I mean it did have a shower, but it was one of those ‘best not think about again’ type places. I didn’t know where to look. The estate agent was an unnerving man, who I can’t be fully confident was even an estate agent. Any who, swiftly moving on. After looking around about 7 properties we found the one. It’s a surreal feeling, something extremely special and overwhelming. As we both walked in, me and Will locked eyes on each other as if to say ‘bloody hell this is it’. You know the look? It just felt like our home, except it wasn’t? Utter madness. We put in an offer and here I am with my heating on 12 degrees because we’re not made of money, Christ. With a cuppa tea, sitting in my own bloody house. Not bad for 22 eh!

Oh don’t get me wrong I miss home to bits, my mum and step dad truthfully are my best friends not to mention my 3 pups. Luckily I’m only 5 minutes away and stay over perhaps more than they’d hope.

This living like an adult business is certainly something you need time to get used to. ‘Have I turned off the lights’, ‘what should I make for dinner’, ‘do I really need 7 cushions on this sofa?’ Damn Ikea for it’s beautiful cushion designs. And what’s with the extremely unnecessary amounts of milk you get through?! Not to mention to remember to take the bins out, having your own garden? The thought of it. You know you’ve reached a new chapter/low of your life when you’re counting down the days for when your sofa AND POUFFE are going to arrive.

My favourite room. Nothing needed doing to it, all ready to live in and its just perfect. Made a little more perfect with my Dunelm Mill kettle and toaster. Next Home tea, sugar and coffee pot and not forgetting our adorable Anthropologie butter dish. The only room we’ve painted so far is the living room. We started on one wall, layers and layer of white, up til 11 o’clock with Paolo Nutini on repeat. We were cut short when we ran out of paint and the heaps of snow decided to selfishly ruin our Sunday painting plans. I came back after work one day to find Will and his friends had gone undercover and surprised me by painting the rest of the room. Bless their little 90% cotton 10% polyester socks.

Microblading Magic

Well hello there my Munday Feeling readers, remember me? My apologies for the lack of blog posts over these past few weeks its been such a whirlwind recently. How is it November already? One minute its August 2005 and you’ve got the hardest decision of going for a pink or baby blue playboy pencil-case, and then BAM before you know it years have gone by and you’re beginning your Christmas shopping in 2017. Sometimes you wonder if your afternoon nap has simply gone on too long?

So, on Saturday I got my eyebrows microbladed. Woo! This is super exciting for me as its something I have always wanted to get done. What is microblading you ask? I’ll leave this part to google as explaining things has never been my forte. Microblading is a form of tattooing. Unlike a regular tattoo, “microblading is a form of tattoo artistry where pigment is implanted under your skin with a manual handheld tool instead of a machine. So basically, in short, I’ve got bloody amazing brows, that will last 12-18 months, with 0 hassle.

For my microblading I went to ‘Brows of Steel’ which is a an amazingly talented lady called Soraya. She is based in Leicester and in a salon called Spoilt. Such a cute, cosy, shabby chic salon which made me feel instantly comfortable and relaxed.

Ok, I’m going a bit ‘X-Factor’ now but one of my reasons I really wanted microblading was because I suffer from something called trichotillomania. I didn’t know it actually had a word for it, but apparently that is its name, I tend to just call it ‘my eyebrow picking thingy’. Basically its a condition where for many a reason (stress/self harm/ anxiety/addiction) you pick out your eyebrows/eyelashes/hair. For anybody reading this that also does this… hello friend! you’re not alone! My eyebrows were getting to such a bad point that on one side they were as bold as a banana, so basically this treatment means so much to me for reasons a lot of people might not even know. I guess the whole thing with trichotillomania makes you feel rubbish about yourself and extremely self conscious. A lot of people haven’t heard about it, so that’s why I thought I’d put it in the blog to let others know you’re not alone. Top tip, because it wouldn’t be a Munday feeling blog without one, for anybody that suffers from this, I’ve found by popping some Vaseline or oily balm on to your eyebrows, even eyelashes and hair, this should make it a lot harder for you to pick.


After 2 patch tests and a few signatures here and there I was ready to rumble with my appointment. I have 3 tattoo’s so I’m not going to lie I was feeling a little cocky about my pain threshold. Firstly me and Soraya had a consultation about what sort of eyebrows shape I wanted, the colour and so on. With a quick tidy done, Soraya got all mathematical and casually whacked on a stick on ruler to my forehead and started drawing the outlines. With me 100% happy with the thickness, shape, colour we began. 

It was a very strange sensation because it didn’t hurt per se… but just a little uncomfortable. Put it this way, my pain threshold isn’t quite as good as originally thought. My leg kept on twitching which was the most irritating part, trying to remain completely still but also trying to control a leg that’s having mini break down wasn’t ideal. Goodness pull yourself together hun. If it wasn’t for the numbing cream and adrenaline that’d been put on I think my whole body would have been having a twitchy melt down. Soraya was such an angel throughout the whole experience, so patient with me and the out of control leg and made sure that I was okay, showing me through out the development. This treatment is fabulous if you have sparse eyebrows like myself because as you can see from the before and after, its flipping magic.

Once the first treatment is completed, I then booked in for my top up treatment in 4-6 weeks time. For the aftercare Soraya put together a delightful little ‘after care goodie bag’, with instructions of what to do now, including baby shampoo, cue-tips and oil. It is so essential to follow the after care steps for the best possible results, and it was made super-duper easy with this personalised goodie bag.

So what are you waiting for? Get in touch and have a natter with Soraya, make sure to use discount code ALICEBROWS10 for 10% off.  I can only imagine this is how Vivian Ward (Julia Roberts) feels in Pretty Women when she gets all suited and booted and the pretty woman music comes on dum dum dumm. ‘You people work on commission, right? Big mistake. Big. Huge. I have to go shopping now.’ You know the bit. When shes fierce, sassy and unstoppable. If you don’t know the bit, watch Pretty Woman now for goodness sake.

Munday’s Makeup

How do you sum up a Monday? Golly gum drops, where to begin? Mondays are similar to when you dunk your digestive in your brew and linger too long so the biscuit is no longer. You are left with what can only be described as a very sad snack. However what I’ve realised is Monday makeup doesn’t have to be a soggy biscuit at the bottom of your mug, it can be so much more.

Prepare yourself for some pretty peculiar if not hideous selfies my lovely Munday readers, that may scar you for life. 

The base, also known as the face

Hydra Genius Aloe Hydrating Water is what I use before applying any makeup because it’s basically the biz. It’s moisturising, gives your skin a boost and works cheddar gorge as a base before applying any products.

Foundation- Stila ‘All Day Foundation & Concealer’

Stay All Day Foundation & Concealer

2 in 1. Can’t go wrong. I’d never tried Stila foundation before but my goodness it’s dreamy. When I first brought it I didn’t even realise the concealer was on the lid, that was a delightful hidden bonus. The coverage is strong without it feeling thick or heavy on your face. I’d highly recommend if you feel like mixing it up and trying a new foundation.

Contouring – NYX Sculpt & Highlight

We know I love this product, it’s what I like to call a ‘winner winner chicken dinner’. Here I am displaying it ever so well in picture number 3 with the classic 2007 pose. Slap it on, blend with a sponge, jobs a goodun. It’s beautiful for adding in that extra definition of them cheeky bones! NYX have made a beautiful creation at the cost £9.00.

Bronzer- Benefit Cosmetics ‘Dallas’

For a little extra bronze I’ve added Benefits Dallas blusher. That’s right, blusher. But I use it as a bronzer?! Somebody calm me down. This step isn’t essential as you’ve already got your bronzer from the NYX product, but it’s just in case you’re painting the town red. Or, alternatively prefer a more matte finish to your makeup look.

Highlight- Becca Jaclyn ‘Champagne Pop’

Ok, the highlighter is a little bit more on the Posh Spice spectrum (a little dearer than the other products) but it’s so so worth it. Only a teeny tiny amount is needed so it lasts bloody ages, that’s the beauty of it. I guess it’s in the name ‘champagne pop’ a subtle glow giving the makeup look that extra ‘pop’. Amazing for in the corners of your eyes and for underneath your brows, just using a smaller brush!


Bloody hell don’t eyebrows make a difference? One minute they’re featuring in ‘Where’s Wally Eyebrow Special’ the next you can’t miss ’em! As I’ve spoken about before, my old faithful, the perfect wax and powder combo, Brow Zings. My partner in crime.

Eyeshadow- Anastasia Beverly Hills ‘Subculture’-

Eyeshadow palettes are tricky I find, don’t you? You either love all the colours, half the colours, or love the colours but don’t know if they’ll suit your eye colour? Ridiculous amounts to consider. It slowly becomes a shadow nightmare. However fear not my eye-shadow warriors this palette I cannot rave about more. It’s actually borderline magical. Amazing colour choice, brush included and don’t even get me started on the pigment. Just setting your eyes on this palette and you’ve already got some on, it is that good.


Mascara– L’Oreal Paris Volume Million Lashes Mascara Feline’Oreal-Paris-Volume-Million-Lashes-Mascara-Feline-9ml/p/608206?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIktCcwf_R1gIVC0AbCh1U0QhcEAQYAyABEgKFX_D_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds&dclid=CN_WxsL_0dYCFUS8dwod9ZUGjg

Lipstick – MUA Makeup Academy-

MUA matte lipstick. Try not to let out a little squeal but MUA lipstick is only £3 and it is fabulous. You just can’t go wrong? Don’t let the low price put you off because the quality is crackin’. There are so many lush colours and they’re really long lasting. I’ve teamed this lip with some brown eyeshadow on a hard angled brush (like always) just to add that extra definition to the lip.

And then pop on them straighteners do a bit of this, do a bit of that and I’m ready to go! … (to the local corner shop for nobody to see me, come back, snuggle up with a bag of family size Doritos in bed and binge watch A-Typical on Netflix.)