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Engagement Tea Party – Saturday 19th September 2015 Last Saturday we held our engagement party at our house, we spent the day with around ...

29/03/2012

Spring Nail Varnish Picks

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Spring has most definitely sprung hasn’t it? It was lovely at the weekend and this prompted me to pick out my favourite nail polishes for warmer climes. I’ve predictably chosen a selection of pastel colours and two of my favourite glitters for layering.

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What are your favourite nail polishes for Springtime?

If you’ve done a post like this please leave me a link, I love a bit of nail polish porn!

Spring Nail Varnish Picks

042

Spring has most definitely sprung hasn’t it? It was lovely at the weekend and this prompted me to pick out my favourite nail polishes for warmer climes. I’ve predictably chosen a selection of pastel colours and two of my favourite glitters for layering.

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What are your favourite nail polishes for Springtime?

If you’ve done a post like this please leave me a link, I love a bit of nail polish porn!

28/03/2012

Lush Twilight Bath Bomb

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Lush Twilight Bath Bomb - £3.15
Twilight is a bath bomb that is best for night times in my opinion, it has a light lavender scent mixed with something that I can only describe as the smell of Horlicks. The key ingredients in this bath bomb are lavender oil, Tonka oil and it is scented with top notes of caramel and malt. That’ll be where the Horlicks-esque smell comes from then! I used this bath bomb before bed time on a Sunday night and found that it really did help me to relax and become more sleepy (If you follow me on Twitter you’ll know that I always struggle to sleep on Sundays!).
The bath bomb takes about 5 minutes to completely fizz away and it leaves the bath with a blue purple tint to it – I didn’t notice any sparkles but there is some listed in the ingredients so maybe I just missed out! The outside of Twilight is a lovely pink shade with moons and stars all over it but once popped in the bath it breaks open to reveal a fizzy blue centre which is what colours the bath water.
Using Twilight was a lovely experience and even though I’m not a fan of Lavender scents I will definitely be trying it again.
Have you tried Twilight?
Let me know your favourite Lush products?

Lush Twilight Bath Bomb

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Lush Twilight Bath Bomb - £3.15
Twilight is a bath bomb that is best for night times in my opinion, it has a light lavender scent mixed with something that I can only describe as the smell of Horlicks. The key ingredients in this bath bomb are lavender oil, Tonka oil and it is scented with top notes of caramel and malt. That’ll be where the Horlicks-esque smell comes from then! I used this bath bomb before bed time on a Sunday night and found that it really did help me to relax and become more sleepy (If you follow me on Twitter you’ll know that I always struggle to sleep on Sundays!).
The bath bomb takes about 5 minutes to completely fizz away and it leaves the bath with a blue purple tint to it – I didn’t notice any sparkles but there is some listed in the ingredients so maybe I just missed out! The outside of Twilight is a lovely pink shade with moons and stars all over it but once popped in the bath it breaks open to reveal a fizzy blue centre which is what colours the bath water.
Using Twilight was a lovely experience and even though I’m not a fan of Lavender scents I will definitely be trying it again.
Have you tried Twilight?
Let me know your favourite Lush products?

27/03/2012

Meet the Menagerie.

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Horse, Gold Squirrel & Marie – H&M|Perspex Squirrel & Owl – Primark|Wolf – Maggie Angus
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Bunny, Owl, Large Butterfly & Gold Bird – Primark|Fox – Maggie Angus|Small Butterfly – Market|Bird Portrait – New Look
I have a thing about animal jewellery, I just can’t resist it. This is not my entire collection of animal themed pieces I have a couple more necklaces and another owl ring somewhere too. My favourite little critter has to be the little gold squirrel necklace, I bought it from H&M a couple of years ago and it’s lovely for popping on with other necklaces to give a layered effect.
Do you like animal themed jewellery?

Meet the Menagerie.

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Horse, Gold Squirrel & Marie – H&M|Perspex Squirrel & Owl – Primark|Wolf – Maggie Angus
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Bunny, Owl, Large Butterfly & Gold Bird – Primark|Fox – Maggie Angus|Small Butterfly – Market|Bird Portrait – New Look
I have a thing about animal jewellery, I just can’t resist it. This is not my entire collection of animal themed pieces I have a couple more necklaces and another owl ring somewhere too. My favourite little critter has to be the little gold squirrel necklace, I bought it from H&M a couple of years ago and it’s lovely for popping on with other necklaces to give a layered effect.
Do you like animal themed jewellery?

26/03/2012

The Best 85p I’ve ever spent.

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If you’re a long term reader of Paperbacks & Postcards you’ll remember a post I did about this product back in the day, I thought that as I’ve got a lot more readers to inform nowadays I’d do an update.
This is basically a nail polish addict’s dream in a little pot, it’s used for removing nail polish and is particularly effective at removing those pesky glitter’s!
All you have to do is pop your finger inside of the pot and wiggle it around against the sponge for a little while and when you pull your finger out all of the nail polish is gone! It’s brilliant – I couldn’t use a nail polish remover pad/cotton wool to remove my nail polish now as this is so easy! Although, when removing a glitter polish you do have to leave your finger inside of the pot a little longer and rub it against the sponge more firmly but this is so much easier than trying to remove glitter polishes in the traditional way.
The product also has a pretty tolerable scent – not too chemically. The pot states that this product is peach scented – maybe chemical peaches! The only problem with it is that it leaves the nails quite dry so it’s good to have a nail oil/cream to pop on after you’ve used it.

You can buy Fast & Fruity Nail Polish Remover from Home Bargains for 85p

Have you tried this product? Or anything similar?

The Best 85p I’ve ever spent.

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If you’re a long term reader of Paperbacks & Postcards you’ll remember a post I did about this product back in the day, I thought that as I’ve got a lot more readers to inform nowadays I’d do an update.
This is basically a nail polish addict’s dream in a little pot, it’s used for removing nail polish and is particularly effective at removing those pesky glitter’s!
All you have to do is pop your finger inside of the pot and wiggle it around against the sponge for a little while and when you pull your finger out all of the nail polish is gone! It’s brilliant – I couldn’t use a nail polish remover pad/cotton wool to remove my nail polish now as this is so easy! Although, when removing a glitter polish you do have to leave your finger inside of the pot a little longer and rub it against the sponge more firmly but this is so much easier than trying to remove glitter polishes in the traditional way.
The product also has a pretty tolerable scent – not too chemically. The pot states that this product is peach scented – maybe chemical peaches! The only problem with it is that it leaves the nails quite dry so it’s good to have a nail oil/cream to pop on after you’ve used it.

You can buy Fast & Fruity Nail Polish Remover from Home Bargains for 85p

Have you tried this product? Or anything similar?

25/03/2012

SIX ON SUNDAY #4

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Pantera – Walk

To be honest, I’m not expecting many of you to like this song (Although I do like surprises!) I picked it because it reminds me of going out and dancing like an idiot. It takes a certain level of drunkenness to be brave enough to foxtrot to Pantera or chicken dance to Metallica, a level of drunkenness that allows one to ignore the stares from the ‘metal heads’ and to give anyone that gets in your way an elbow to the back. That level of drunkenness can only be achieved when you have your best friend, a litre of vodka flowing through your veins and about 10 shots of Sambuca. This song is one of the best. Give it a listen, you might be surprised.

Download it from iTunes here

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Similar to last week, I haven’t really been watching much TV again. I’ve actually spent most of this week watching Romeo + Juliet (The Baz Luhrmann one), think I watched it almost every day! That film has an amazing soundtrack! So I will share with you one of my all time favourite TV shows, Peep Show. I could seriously watch Peep Show all day long, sometimes I do, and I know nearly all of the words. In my opinion the first 4 seasons are the best, I love first 2 in particular. Me and my best friend like to pick characters in TV shows and become them (yep, we’re weird) in Peep Show I am Mark because he’s more serious lol. Although I relate to Jeremy too, I think that’s what’s amazing about the TV show – everyone can relate to it. I love the internal monologues too, such a good concept and so funny. I also love the theme tune.

You can buy the complete series 1-7 box set here

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Urban Decay 15th Anniversary Palette

Make-up item of the week is my Urban Decay 15th Anniversary Palette, I bought this from BuyaPowa a few weeks ago and I’ve been loving it ever since (Although I did have to re-press one of the shadows as it was broken on arrival!). I like that there is a mix of neutrals and brights, shimmer and matte shades. I use this nearly every day for creating a day time look for work. My favourite shadows are: Flow, Deep End, Deeper and M.I.A.

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Wired Jewellery

My shop of the week this week is Wired Jewellery, I’ve been aware of the brand since I met the lovely owner, Faye, at a blogger meet up in November. The brand has grown so much since then and I’m sure some of you will have already checked out the amazing jewellery that Faye hand makes. There are a variety of different collections in the shop, my favourites being the chalkboard and gemstones. My favourite product by Wired Jewellery has to be the above-knuckle rings – these are becoming really popular now and Faye’s shop is the only place that I’ve found a wide variety of them. I have this one and really, really want the little peace sign one too! Everything is priced really reasonably too and the packaging is lovely!

Check out Wired Jewellery here

Faye’s blog here

And her Twitter here 

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This week I was lucky enough to be invited to go to a blogger’s event at the Windle & Moodie salon in Covent Garden, it was swish! The event was in aid of a new hairstyle that the salon have developed for Spring/Summer – The Lazy Blow Dry. More to come on that next week, but let’s just say that I was too cack-handed to get the hang of it in the salon and the stylist, Jake?, was very patient with me and ended up doing my hair for me in the end! Hopefully I’ll be more successful in my bedroom!

I had an amazing time at the event and met some lovely bloggers (Maria, Becca and Fritha) while I was there, thanks Modus!

Windle & Moodie

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Blog of the week goes to Mabel Time which is a blog written by Mabel, the palest girl in Florida, and is one that I thoroughly enjoy. Mabel has got great vintage style and every single blog post that she writes leaves me yearning for a bit of that retro 50s style, she is also hilarious and makes me giggle frequently. Also let’s not forget to mention that she’s bloody beautiful too, I don’t think that there is anything that she can’t do! Mabel posts mostly about fashion but sometimes about hair and beauty too, each post also contains life updates and sometimes a peek at her cats too!

My favourite post is this one which features her sunglasses collection, I am a sunglasses whore so this post was literally like porn to me :)

Check out Mabel Time here

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SIX ON SUNDAY #4

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6onsundaysong

 

 

 

Pantera – Walk

To be honest, I’m not expecting many of you to like this song (Although I do like surprises!) I picked it because it reminds me of going out and dancing like an idiot. It takes a certain level of drunkenness to be brave enough to foxtrot to Pantera or chicken dance to Metallica, a level of drunkenness that allows one to ignore the stares from the ‘metal heads’ and to give anyone that gets in your way an elbow to the back. That level of drunkenness can only be achieved when you have your best friend, a litre of vodka flowing through your veins and about 10 shots of Sambuca. This song is one of the best. Give it a listen, you might be surprised.

Download it from iTunes here

6onsundaytvprogramme

 

 

 

Similar to last week, I haven’t really been watching much TV again. I’ve actually spent most of this week watching Romeo + Juliet (The Baz Luhrmann one), think I watched it almost every day! That film has an amazing soundtrack! So I will share with you one of my all time favourite TV shows, Peep Show. I could seriously watch Peep Show all day long, sometimes I do, and I know nearly all of the words. In my opinion the first 4 seasons are the best, I love first 2 in particular. Me and my best friend like to pick characters in TV shows and become them (yep, we’re weird) in Peep Show I am Mark because he’s more serious lol. Although I relate to Jeremy too, I think that’s what’s amazing about the TV show – everyone can relate to it. I love the internal monologues too, such a good concept and so funny. I also love the theme tune.

You can buy the complete series 1-7 box set here

6onsundaymakeup

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Urban Decay 15th Anniversary Palette

Make-up item of the week is my Urban Decay 15th Anniversary Palette, I bought this from BuyaPowa a few weeks ago and I’ve been loving it ever since (Although I did have to re-press one of the shadows as it was broken on arrival!). I like that there is a mix of neutrals and brights, shimmer and matte shades. I use this nearly every day for creating a day time look for work. My favourite shadows are: Flow, Deep End, Deeper and M.I.A.

6onsundayshop

wiredjewellery

Wired Jewellery

My shop of the week this week is Wired Jewellery, I’ve been aware of the brand since I met the lovely owner, Faye, at a blogger meet up in November. The brand has grown so much since then and I’m sure some of you will have already checked out the amazing jewellery that Faye hand makes. There are a variety of different collections in the shop, my favourites being the chalkboard and gemstones. My favourite product by Wired Jewellery has to be the above-knuckle rings – these are becoming really popular now and Faye’s shop is the only place that I’ve found a wide variety of them. I have this one and really, really want the little peace sign one too! Everything is priced really reasonably too and the packaging is lovely!

Check out Wired Jewellery here

Faye’s blog here

And her Twitter here 

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This week I was lucky enough to be invited to go to a blogger’s event at the Windle & Moodie salon in Covent Garden, it was swish! The event was in aid of a new hairstyle that the salon have developed for Spring/Summer – The Lazy Blow Dry. More to come on that next week, but let’s just say that I was too cack-handed to get the hang of it in the salon and the stylist, Jake?, was very patient with me and ended up doing my hair for me in the end! Hopefully I’ll be more successful in my bedroom!

I had an amazing time at the event and met some lovely bloggers (Maria, Becca and Fritha) while I was there, thanks Modus!

Windle & Moodie

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mabeltime

Blog of the week goes to Mabel Time which is a blog written by Mabel, the palest girl in Florida, and is one that I thoroughly enjoy. Mabel has got great vintage style and every single blog post that she writes leaves me yearning for a bit of that retro 50s style, she is also hilarious and makes me giggle frequently. Also let’s not forget to mention that she’s bloody beautiful too, I don’t think that there is anything that she can’t do! Mabel posts mostly about fashion but sometimes about hair and beauty too, each post also contains life updates and sometimes a peek at her cats too!

My favourite post is this one which features her sunglasses collection, I am a sunglasses whore so this post was literally like porn to me :)

Check out Mabel Time here

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