Friday, 29 July 2011

I do

Well hello there, hope you are all well and dandy and looking forward to the weekend :) I sure am!! Have been away to Cornwall and then Devon and then home and now staying at a friends so have been doing quite a bit of shuffaling in the past two weeks, so this weekend is very welcome.

This post is going to be Day 09 of the 30 day challenge - Your dream wedding.

I wasn't really that sure on this post as I am not sure on my dream wedding. When you watch romantic films containing marriage, someone always speaks about the bride having planned her wedding since she was a little girl. I don't think I was one of those girls. Its not that I didn't want to ever get married, I did and still do, I just never considered what it would look like.

So, to help me I have resorted to Pinterest where I started up a 'Wedding' pinboard to help me start thinking about it in preparation. Here are some images I have found and love.

This first image is of a possible proposal. I know you can't choose how you are proposed to, I just hope its a suprise and a bit quirky :)

Being a Graphic designer, one of the things I am definitely looking forward to is the save the date and invitation design. How sad am I!! I have found quite a few Save the date ideas, the above being one of them. I love the personal touch.

How amazing is this idea?! Having your fingerprint on the inside of each others wedding ring. Such a lovely subtle idea.

One thing I always thought I was sure of was that I wanted a bandeau/strapless wedding dress but these two dresses have definitely swayed me. They are so beautiful and elegant, I could be elegant for a day.. well, try :)

I want this hair, this dress and to look this beautiful on my wedding day, that is all.

I want an outside wedding, in a garden or perhaps a beach. But obviously this may prove difficult due to the British weather being rubbish! 

So, as you can see I have not thought about this at all!! I have surprised myself at how much I have decided upon without realising. I can see that it is going to stress me out when it comes down to it, so many decisions, but I am DEFINITELY looking forward to it. Also having a wedding planner for a best friend may come in use :)

Will be back asap with a post on my holiday (photo heavy I am afraid)

Much loves

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Tuesday, 26 July 2011


I have been away on holiday in Cornwall and then Devon for over a week so have been M.I.A. Will be back this eve with my Day 09 of the 30 day challenge and a post on my holiday... may be a bit picture heavy, I apologise in advance.

Much loves

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Monday, 11 July 2011

Turn up the bass, Turn up the treble..

I am so in love with this song right now. When I first heard it I played it non stop at home and in the car, but then you download/buy other albums and forget about those songs you once couldn't stop listening to. I have been going through my iTunes trying to clear some rubbish and organise albums/genres etc. and came across this tune. So happy I did.

On to Day 07 - A photo of yourself, not taken by you.

A photo taken by a stranger when at Alton Towers, I love that place.

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A day in the life..

(Apologies in advance for the picture heavy post, I got snap happy)

This post is a day late, but due to being in London till late last night I was in no fit state to be uploading photos and attempting to write about my day (I didn't even have the energy to drive home, had to stay at a friends I was that worn out). But, what an awesome day I had.

06 - A day in the life, photographs taken throughout the day

Yesterday, we went to London to meet up with my old flat mate/uni pal Leila and her boyfriend Chris. The journey was slightly interesting, with Jody going the wrong way up the motorway and then coming off at the wrong junction, consequences of letting a man drive :p

When we finally got there we visited the Saatchi Gallery which was, interesting. The building the gallery in is beautiful and in such a lovely area, very posh. Looking at some of the work inside we wandered how some of the stuff can be called art, but nevertheless, we enjoyed looking round. I did love one room. It was completely filled with sump oil so smelt horrible, but was perfectly still therefore giving perfect reflections.

For lunch, we went to a 'Slug and Lettuce', cheap and cheerful, which ended up being free due to their card machine breaking, brucey bonus.

We then went in search of the Ice Bar which is near to the Piccadilly tube stop. Laden up with cloaks and gloves we went in to the bar for cocktails in glasses made of ice. It was awesome, slightly pricey but definitely worth visiting. I did make the mistake of wearing flip flops, so by the end of our 40 minute time slot I could not feel my feet, luckily leaving the Ice bar did make London feel like it was having a heat wave, tootsies warmed up sharpish.

The rest of our day in London was spent walking round just enjoying the weather. Other places visited included Covent Gardens, Leicester Square, Trafalgar Square, Oxford Street, Westminster, The M&M shop and we also strolled past the London Eye and Aquarium.

I feel tired just writing about the day. Hope you had an awesome weekend :)

Much loves

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Saturday, 9 July 2011

'The sun is shining and the sky is blueeee, and I feel happy, happy all through'

Aloha, hope you are all having a wonderful Saturday morning and the sun is shining with you. Just doing a quick post before I go out for the day as don't think I will get a chance to later.

I am now on to Day 5 of the 30 day challenge... A photograph of a hairstyle you would like to have. I have a few photos that I have taken from my Pinterest...

I really, really want to grow my hair and am trying my hardest not to have it cut to much. Hopefully the sun will help it grow, what sun we have anyway.

If you haven't yet checked out Pinterest, you should. You can set up different boards and 'pin' images to it, kind of like a moodboard or scrap book. Perfect, for example, if you are planning a wedding and want to collect images together to give you ideas. The images then link to the source, so its like a big reference facility. I love it. It can get quite addictive.

Have a wonderful day my lovelies :)

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Friday, 8 July 2011

Its Friday.. FRIDAY

Great, Rebecca whatsherface is now stuck in my head.. 'Yesterday was Thursday, Thursday. Today is-is Friday, Friday. We we we so excited!' Ok enough with that. 

On to day 4 of the 30 day challenge.. A photograph of yourself two years ago. I have to say day 4's challenge has made me slightly sad. I have had to look through photos of my girlie holiday in Kavos and I now WANT TO GO ON HOLIDAY please!?

Here they are, the mess that was me on holiday two years ago.

Im off to sulk about being in miserable England now, hmph..

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Whilst applying for jobs I have been very well behaved in terms of spending money both when out and on the internet. But, here are the few slip ups I have made, and I most probably will  try and justify why I have bought them.

The first purchase/s were from a Body Shop party I went to about a month ago. My mum has always said to me that the sooner you start the wrinkle cream the longer you will keep wrinkles at bay, at the age of 24 this scared me a tad. I was getting a bit paranoid that I was getting lines from squinting in the sun and my mum told me a cream with Vitamin E would be perfect as it reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. So, I opted for the Vitamin E Moisture Serum and the Vitamin E Illuminating Moisture Cream.

I have only been using them for a couple of days but I can already see/feel a tremendous difference in my skin. It feels soft all the time and is no longer dry in places. It is definitely the best moisturising routine I have used. I am also loving the illuminating effect of the moisture cream.

My second purchase was also a few weeks ago. I found this jewellery seller 'Guns and Cupcakes' online and fell in love with this sideways cross necklace, so sneakily hit 'buy now' *slaps wrist*. I have always loved the necklace Sara wears, but do love this slightly different take on it.

How beautiful is the packaging!! That would of sold me on its own! You can also buy their jewellery on eBay.

Now on to my last purchase. For ages I have been coveting some good make up brushes. After watching a lot of YouTubers and reading a lot of blogs I had it in my head that I needed Sigma brushes, but then I noticed recently there has been a lot of talk about the Real Technique brushes. I came across the brushes from Samantha Chapman who is part of Pixiwoo on I noticed that you could pay by PayPal and after selling some clothes I had some money sitting in my account, which could go towards some good quality brushes :) (see, justifying).I decided to go for the Core Collection, which contains a Contour Brush, Foundation Brush, Buffing Brush, Detailing Brush and a pouch that also doubles as a stand.

The brushes arrived super quick, and I am sooooo happy with them. They are so soft and my make up applies so much better than with my old cheapy brushes. At a bargain of £18.99 for 4 brushes and the pouch/stand, you DEFINITELY can't go wrong.

Those are my 'treats' for the past 5/6 weeks, I think I have done pretty well.


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Thursday, 7 July 2011

Landan townnnn

I am off to London on Sunday, to meet up with my old flat mate/uni pal for some fun hopefully in the sun. We were thinking of hitting the Ice bar, and maybe The Dungeons or London Eye, if anyone has any suggestions that would be awesome as I think we are a bit overwhelmed with what there is to do.

Day 3 of the 30 day challenge and I give you...... my mobile phone..

I am sure you have all seen one before, an iPhone 4 (thats in need of a new case). I am thinking one of those really tacky blingy ones. Anyone know where sells good cases?

Much loves

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Wednesday, 6 July 2011

30 day challenge - Day 2

On to day 2 of the 30 day challenge - My favourite pair of shoes. My first thought was that my fave pair would be my Uggs as I have worn them to death (have definitely got my moneys worth), but this pair are definitely my favourite in terms of 'HOW PRETTY DO MY FEET LOOK!'

They are a bit squished from moving house but I absolutely love them and thought I would share them with you. This pair are from Red or Dead, bought from Schuh for around £60. There was a gold anklet chain attached to one of the shoes saying 'Red or Dead' but I took this off as it was a bit bling for me.

My pretties

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Tuesday, 5 July 2011

'I'm no Beauty queen, I'm just beautiful me'

I came across the song Who says by Selena Gomez and The Scene on YouTube recently and thought I would share, enjoy..

I have decided to set myself the 30 day challenge to get myself firmly back in blogging, the aim to post every day with a photo of a certain topic. Leanne over at A Slice of My Life set herself the task awhile back and I really enjoyed her posts and have wanted to do it ever since, so here goes.

01 - A photo of you, taken today
02 - Your favourite pair of shoes
03 - A photograph of your mobile phone
04 - A photograph of yourself two years ago
05 - A photograph of a hairstyle you'd like to have
06 - A day in the life, photographs taken throughout your day
07 - A photo of yourself, not taken by you
08 - A photo of someone you fancy at the moment
09 - Your dream wedding
10 - Your favourite movie
11 - What you want more than anything right now
12 - A photo of the item you last purchased
13 - The contents of your fridge, MTV Cribs style
14 - Your current wishlist
15 - Something you regret
16 - The most beautiful picture of your best friend
17 - A TV show you're currently addicted to
18 - A photo your house/apartment
19 - A photo of your handwriting
20 - A band/artist not many people know of, but you think should
21 - A photograph of the part of you that you dislike the most
22 - A photograph of the part of you that you like the most
23 - The next plan you have coming up that you're really excited for
24 - A song to match your mood
25 - A song to match your mood
26 - A celebrity you don't like, and why
27 - A photo of your favourite item of clothing
28 - A cartoon character that you'd love to meet in real life
29 - The place you want to live
30 - A photograph of yourself taken today and three good things that have happened in the past 30 days

Numero uno - A photo of you, taken today

Ralph in a blur running to catch us up

See you tomorrow :)

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