Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Absence..............


Just a quick line to let you all know I will not be posting for a few days as we have had some very bad news. My Daughters best friend passed away on Monday morning possibly due to food poisoning, my Daughter herself has also been very ill with food poisoning so I have been looking after her. There is also an investigation going on so my blog is taking a back seat for a while it all gets sorted out.

Just wanted to let you all know that I will be back soon.........take care







Monday, 24 February 2014

Wedding


Sorry the posts have been rather sparse the past couple of days but as many of you know I was doing my Nieces wedding flowers as she got married on Friday. Unfortunately my back went pop last Wednesday whilst hoovering the stairs. It has been.... shall I call it fun? trying to do the flowers but I got there in the in end.

When I went to the Osteopath he told me not to sit only lie or stand, this was an almost impossible and painful task at the wedding. So for the next couple of days posts will be a little sparse still until I get my new lead for my laptop, it should be here soon.
Must go as its far to painful sitting at an actually computer whilst writing this. Hope you all had a fantastic weekend






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Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Wedding flowers



As many of you already know I used to be a florist and occasionally I still do Weddings.
This time its my Niece who is getting married.

So I though I would give you a few sneaky before photos.



Her colour scheme is red and cream .....obviously.....he.....he....



She has a very laid back nature and all she said she wanted was red Gerbera, she gave my a photo and that was about it. 

The bridesmaid are in red so she is going for cream bouquets for them.
The only thing I'm missing in this photo is the cream gerbera 
which my flower man is dropping of later



I will put a post up next week to show you what I created.


Right I best be off.........got lots to do........








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Monday, 17 February 2014

Floral nails



My first attempt at a floral pattern, it looks a lot better off camera honestly .....he.....he..... I think the flowers need to be smaller.

I've never tried Seche polish before and I must say I do like the application. After just one coat the colour was fantastic, not too keen on the brush though, I prefer a fatter brush.

So I would like to thank my sons girlfriend for this kind donation as she didn't want it as she has a similar colour in her collection. Thank you Danni x







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Friday, 14 February 2014

My first Blogversary


Today is my first year blog anniversary


I cant believe it is exactly a year since my first ever post
It has gone SO quickly


Looking back at my first ever post it feels quite weird reading it. I feel I have grown quite a bit since then. I remember being very nervous about what I wrote, thinking would people think I'm an idiot?!?! It used to take me a quite a while to write a post, I used to change it quite a lot. But being a blogger you have to be yourself and write as you.....from the heart and how you would say it in your head. As many of you know, nowadays I just ramble on with whatever pops into my head....he.....he....but joking aside I have really enjoyed this year sharing all my thoughts and spending sprees with you all. And of course coming across so many lovely genuine like minded people who enjoy the same things as me.


A couple of weeks ago I set myself a goal, I wanted to reach 50 followers on Bloglovin' before my first Blogversary........and thanks to all you lovely lovely people I did it.



So I shall be raising my glass this evening to each and everyone of you
 for all the support and comments you have giving me over the last year.
Cheers........

and thanks again for everything
Here's to the next 10 years :)



Happy valentines day everyone











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Wednesday, 12 February 2014

My floral obsession!!!



Still making my way through Frugal February


The links below are from when I bought them

Jumper - Primark
Skirt - Tesco
Boots - Dorothy Perkins
Necklace - Dorothy Perkins


This photo was actually from Monday before I started to feel poorly, 
its a good job I took it then really :)





Linking up with these lovely ladies: -   Why I do deClaireVodka infused lemonadeHunters of HappinessPerfectly Coutured





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Monday, 10 February 2014

Liebster Award






I have seen this on a few blog but didn't really know what it was all about to be honest but after being nominated by the lovely Lori from Vintage Beauty I thought I had better look into it. So basically this award (as you all probably already know) is for bloggers who less than 200 followers. Its a great way to spread the word about new and up and coming bloggers.




The Liebster Award Rules

1. You must link back the person who nominated you
2. You must state 11 random facts about yourself
3. You must answer the 10 Liebster questions given to you by the nominee before you
4. You must pick 10 bloggers to be nominated for the award with under 200 followers
5. You must come up with 10 questions for your nominees to answer
6. You must go to their blogs and notify your nominees




11 Random Facts About me
  1. I  hate aubergines....disgusting slimy things.....YUK
  2. I love black & white movies
  3. I cant sing
  4. I once swallowed a marble
  5. don't play the lottery
  6. I love organizing 
  7. My favorite band are The Stereophonics
  8. I love to cook
  9. don't like orange squash
  10. I've never eaten steak
  11. I hate like crowded places 



10 Questions  Lori Gave me
  1. What is your favourite makeup brands of all time? ....... Oooo difficult one, at the moment I will have to say Urban Decay, I'm slightly addicted to their eye shadow palettes.
  2. What are your favourite drugstore makeup products? ....... Again another difficult one.............looking through my make up would probably have to say L'Oreal.
  3. Where are your favourite places to shop for makeup? ....... Boots, Debenhams, Internet.
  4. What are your holy grail make up products? ....... Garnier 5 second primer, Benefit erase paste, Urban Decay naked basic palette.
  5. Where's your favourite place to shop for clothes? ....... Dorothy Perkins, Warehouse, Primark, H & M.
  6. How would you describe your style? ....... Casual with a bit of girly and a lot of black thrown in....he....he.....
  7. What are your favourite skincare items? ....... At the moment Hydraluron and Eucerin even brighter night cream.
  8. What's your must have hair product? ....... You cant beat a good shampoo and conditioner, always need to start with a good base.
  9. What does your very own pamper evening include? ....... Hot bath, face pack, glass of wine and candles. 
  10. What do you like to do in your spare time? .......Write blog posts, shop, go on long walks



My Nominees

  1. Gemma from  Raindrops on roses
  2. Rachel from Trying for sighs
  3. Andrea from Cous cous & cork wedges
  4. Lisa from Is it just me
  5. Nicola from Secret beauty junkies
  6. Stacey from Peace love and make up
  7. Nicola from Nicola
  8. Liz from Sprinkles & Sequins
  9. Marianne  from Good girl gone glam
  10. Carylee from More pieces of me 



My Questions for my Nominees
  1. Who is your biggest blogger inspiration?
  2. What is your favorite colour?
  3. How did you come up with your blog name?
  4. Which is your favorite season?
  5. Lipstick or lip gloss?
  6. Who are your 3 favorite blogs to read?
  7. If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be?
  8. Twitter or Facebook?
  9. What is your favorite accessory?
  10. Looking back what is the worst thing you have ever worn?






Thank you again to the lovely Lori from Vintage Beauty for thinking of me.


It took me a while but I got there in the end, the thing that was time consuming was finding 10 people with less than 200 followers. But I found 10 lovely ladies above, all with fantastic blogs so I shall look forward to reading your answers.....






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Wednesday, 5 February 2014

NOTD.....Pink glitter tips




This what I used



I love the colour of this Essie polish its definately one of my faves. This is my first Seventeen polish though, love a bit of glitter. This picture dosent do this glitter much justice its a very pretty sparky glitter it looks quite dark on here. The aim was to have it dripping down from the tips but it was quite think and I think I was a little too heavy handed. I will have to try a smaller brush next time. The though behind this was as glitters are such a pain in the ass to get off that putting it on the tips it wouldnt chip as quickly...........fingers crossed.





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Monday, 3 February 2014

January monthly favourites




  1. NYC nail polish in Pinstripe White
  2. Orly nail polish  in, I got this free in a magazine (cant remember which one)
  3. Dolce Gusto MiniMe This was a Christmas present, I'm totally in love!!! Don't know how I got on without this in my life!
  4. NewBoots - Dorothy Perkins I've more or less lived in these this month...he....he....
  5. Game of thrones - I am totally addicted to it. The hubby got series 1 and 2 on DVD and we pretty much watched them back to back. I'm totally hooked, just started series 3.
  6. Barry M nail art pen in black I got this to try leopard print on my nails I liked it so much I bought it in white as well, I haven't used that yet though.
  7. Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover  I got this to try s everyone and his dog seems to have it but me and now I know why, its fantastic! nail polish comes of amazingly. I have noticed they are bringing out one for toes, shall have to get that when it comes out.
  8. Dorothy Perkins jumper One of my favorite jumpers this month
  9. Rimmel Wake Me Up Make Up Foundation This may well be in quite a few more of my monthly favorites!
  10. Real techniques complexion sponge  Have used this quite a bit the above foundation I like the finish it gives me. I have the models own version of this sponge but this is SO much better.


That's it for January's monthly favorites
What were some of your favorites this month?





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Saturday, 1 February 2014

Pre Frugal February Buys


This month I am going to be supporting Avril from School gate style 
on Frugal February (trying my hardest to anyway....he....he...)

So I thought I would show you these couple of things I picked up the other day before I officially start.
I had to get the Revlon lacquer balm before February started as this may of broke me ......he....he..... I've been after it since I heard about it a while back. And if I'm honest, now I have it, I don't know that I'm all that struck on it.

Here it is

I got it in the shade Demure and although I love the colour its very glittery, one of those lipsticks that when the colour has gone of your lips your just left with the glitter. I think I should of gone for the Matte version instead. I bought the L'Oréal glamshine balm the other week maybe I will do a comparison review on them soon.



I also got this which was on my "what i would like this year" list

I got it in the shade light, so far so good with this, 
will have to use it a bit longer to form more of an opinion on it.




Well those were my sneaky purchases before February starts. I think I'm going to find this quite hard not buying anything but I'm determined to do it. Sometimes when I go shopping and I don't see anything I like or want I end up buying just anything because I cant go home without nothing. That's probably why I have so many nail polishes....he....he.... So this month will do me good. I will have to go to the gym more instead of shopping (that's if my knees stop playing up!!!) Ooooo the joys of getting older (well in body anyway). 


So if any of you fancy joining in on Frugal February or any other of her challenges 
go and check out Avril (HERE)







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