31 December 2011

Snapshots

As we start the countdown into 2012 tonight, I thought i'd post my last Snapshots of the year from December. I've really enjoyed this month but am looking forward to starting another new year afresh as I have a feeling it will be a good one!

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Addicted to GU puddings

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Christmas clementines

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Ballet tickets

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Homemade gifts

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Mulled cider

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Hot cocoa

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Salt lit lamps

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Bon bons

Thank you to everyone has been following me old and new, I look forward to reading your comments every day and visiting your brilliant blogs.

Thank you to Matt for all of the outfit photos you have taken for me, I know it can be a bit of a chore sometimes! Lastly thank you to my gorgeous friends who have all found out about my blog over the last few months and are so encouraging! It's been an up and down year for you all, we've had births deaths and marriages but I hope your New Year brings you lovely things. I love you all x x x x

Happy New Year

29 December 2011

Gold that glitters

This cardigan was a sale buy in Zara years ago and I discovered it another year later with it's tags still on at the bottom of my wardrobe. Since then i've realised its an easy way to dress up a fairly standard outfit and shall be getting even more use over the sparkly season (if my mum stops borrowing it!)

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Cardigan - Zara
Tee - Forever 21
Jeans - Topshop
Belt - Vintage
Boots - TKMaxx

27 December 2011

Selfridges goody bag

This was the lovely goody bag given to us at the end of our bloggers night at Selfridges, I'm really looking forward to trying the Dermalogica bits, the Clarins Vital light moisturiser and of course spending the gift card!


 

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24 December 2011

Festive windows

On my way through the Mailbox, I snapped a couple of the lovely windows at Harvey Nichols. I loved the ice theme and of course the unicorn!



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Fairly light curtains

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Mulberry's on mushrooms

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Harvey Nichols displays

I'm going to take a little break over Christmas and the New Year but have scheduled lots of posts so you don't forget me! I hope you have a lovely festive break. Happy Christmas!

22 December 2011

Frankfurt Christmas Market 2011

We took our annual visit to the Christmas market in Birmingham with some friends and it was as lovely as ever. First stop was food and drinks, gluhwein and bratwurst before leaving the boys and baby settled into a cosy pub to browse the stalls wandering around munching on roasted chestnuts.


Photos from the afternoon.

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You can see last years photos here

20 December 2011

Black and blue

This seems to be my go-to outfit at the minute and have been wearing it weekly! I can layer several vests or tees under the shirt for extra warmth and the cashmere jumper does a good job of keeping out any chill.


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Denim shirt - H&M
Cashmere jumper - Tesco
Trousers - H&M
Boots - Via ebay

18 December 2011

Sunday yummyness

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My first  red velvet cupcake - it didn't last long. Matt's was butterscotch!

What's your favourite flavour?

16 December 2011

Christmas dreaming

Only a few of these items have snuck there way onto my actual Christmas list... One day though I shall have a Rocco bag and Pistol boots!

You can view last years list here I did manage to get three things from the list which I still love!
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14 December 2011

NARs - makeover experience

As mentioned in my previous post I had the pleasure of a NARS makeover as part of my blogger night at Selfridges. I am a complete novice when it comes to the NARS brand and hadn't tried anything before. Between Becky the NARS manager and myself we agreed on a smokey eye look, something I wanted to try and went for a deep purple which would bring out the green in my eyes!

As Becky was removing my eye make-up I was given a history of the brand, Francois Nars created the line after working with models and photographers in the 1980's. You can read more here.

The build up of the colour was then started, first with a cream shadow (Maragaibo) to intensify the powder colour that would be placed on top which was (Brousse duo - Purple). Abysinnia a lighter shadow to blend, Via Veneto long life liner along the lashline and below and in the waterline, Volumising mascara and Custard concealer below the eyes for coverage. The smokey shadow was neatened up to a flick towards my brows and as we had a little time before finishing, I had a dusting of Deauville powder foundation and Orgasm blusher and a coat of the lovely Turkish Delight gloss.

Becky was brilliant, if anyone is wanting to book a makeover for a special occasion I would fully reccomend her (in Selfridges, Bullring) and will be going back for more advice and to get a skin match to try the foundation.



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Here's the finished look! Along with my newly bobbed hair - what do you think of both?!

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Also the Nar's holiday collection was on display and how beautiful is it? Modern Kabuki - I really want the brush set!



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Polishes and liners

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Beautiful ceramic pot lipsticks and liner brush

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Stunning eyeshadow palette

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The brush set