Saturday, 25 January 2014

New year, new me?

I don't know if I truly agree with the phrase 'new year, new me.' Why not be the same, just improved?

Either way, things are changing for me. I don't do resolutions, I only end up breaking them. So instead, I set myself aims for the year. It seems much less daunting and more reachable.

One thing I aim to achieve this year is to drop a dress size or two. I currently wear around an 18 or 20, and ideally would like to be a 14 but the end of the year. I know it's going to be alot of hard work and commitment but I feel that this time I'm ready to give it my all. I'll document my progress here, so if like me, you've opted for a healthier lifestyle, please share tips and tricks so we can do this together!

I stumbled across this quote a while ago but never really noticed how true it was, but I've been constantly repeating it to myself and so far, positive things have happened!

I'm becoming one of those annoyingly positive people, trying to find the tiniest positive in everything. But it truly is working for me. I've already completed one aim for the year, which you'll find out what that is soon! But until then, thanks for reading!


Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Happy 2014!

Happy new year!

I know, I know. I've been a gone a while but this year things are going to change.

Already this year, things are going amazingly. I set myself a list of aims for the year, one of which I've already completed (I will explain more soon). I'm getting my backside in gear and getting back to this blogging thing, even if it means preparing posts in advance at every opportunity I get.

I'm doing some shopping next week and buying supplies for some diy fashion bits & bobs so will blog those, and lots of other haul posts too!

I know this has been short and sweet but it's just the beginning of something beautiful!

See you soon!

Friday, 10 May 2013

I don't know about you, but I'm feeling 22.

Hi lovelies!

For those who don't know, a week ago today was my 22nd birthday! My brother's birthday is the day before so as a joint celebration, the family assembled went for dinner at a local 60's themed restaurant called Sgt Peppers. Following that, with my boyfriend, best friends and their boyfriends, we hit the town!

I was a bit rubbish and didn't really take any pictures of my outfit, but here's a sort of what I wore:
 This dress is from New Look. I bought it especially for the occasion, and I love it! I feel comfortable in it, especially because of the length. With shorter dresses I feel like I'm always pulling it down, but this dress sits just past my knees and looks great.

The bag and shoes I bought a while ago and featured in a haul post in September last year.

Of course, a birthday wouldn't be complete without presents and I was well and truly spoilt!

From the boyfriend I received two bags of sweets, two bottles of Cava, Cath Kidston Oyster card holder, Marc Jacob's Daisy Handbag perfume, Book, Marc Jacob's watch and a giant Millie's cookie.

From the best friends, I got Nicki Minaj's perfume 'Pink Friday' which I adore! For a celebrity scent, its surprisingly nice! I find some celebrity scents are very strong and sweet smelling but this is very different.

And, a little gift to myself. I've had my eye (and nose) on this for a while so when I saw it reduced by £20 in Boots I quickly snapped it up!
That's all for now, I am trying to get back to regular blogging so hopefully I'll have more posts soon!
Thanks for reading, see you again soon!

March/April Instagrams

1. Aztec nail art. 2. Cookie & ice cream for desert!
3. Matte blue nails. 4. Being a bit cheeky to mother!
5. Sky TV freebies! 6. Matte grey & pink nails.
7. Throwback Thursday. 8. Girlie night with the boyfriend.

Thursday, 18 April 2013

I thought bad luck only came in threes?

Hello lovelies!

Apologies for my absence, but I'm still laptop-less and struggling to find another one to use so am resorting to iPad blogging.

During my absence, there has been some changes put in motion that I have missed. Something to do with google friend connect being removed? If someone could fill me in on this, that would be lovely!

So anyway, on with the bloggings.

I'm blogging on the last night of my week off work, a week off that was well overdue. I spent the majority of the week in London with the boyfriend. The main purpose of the trip was to watch a football match between the team we work for and another team. We also met up with a friend from America who was in town at the same time. The trip consisted of several Nando's visits, an adventure around Camden and it's markets and numerous visits to Westfield Stratford City.

Unfortunately, the trip didn't go as smoothly as we had hoped it would. To start with, I had a horrible cold and cant go 5 minutes without coughing my guts up. Thirty minutes before we were due to catch our train to London, my card was declined as we attempted to pay for snacks for the journey. This then lead to me finding out my PayPal account had been hacked several days before leaving me with next to no money for the next few days. Thankfully, the boyfriends mum was on hand to save the day. Fast forward to the next morning; we attempt to have a shower to start the day and we have no hot water. Later that day, I break a tooth eating a sausage roll and have to call my dentist for an appointment.

We were staying in the docklands area and for us to get to a tube station we needed to get the docklands light rail, and our stop was part of a part closure on the line for 2 days for engineering works. And with no visible signs instructing us what to do, we were left to figure out what to do, thankfully a bus replacement turned up moments later. However, the next day they decided that they couldn't serve that stop because of a crane that had been there the day before. So thanks to a kind stranger letting us know, we walked to the next stop and caught a bus from there.

On the same day, a cold sore appeared on my lip, just to really top things off. Thankfully, the next day, normality was restored on the DLR and I received an email from PayPal informing me I would get all my money back.

Since returning from our trip, all the money has been placed back in my account and I'm starting to feel human again! I think the girls night with the boyfriend may have helped! Candles, face masks, Mean Girls and munchies were all on the agenda.

Before I go, I'd just like to say that all my thoughts are with anyone affected by the recent incidents in Boston and Texas.

That's all for now, when I get a chance I'll post the overdue March instagrams and will hopefully have April's on time!

Thanks for reading, see you again soon!