Tuesday, 8 June 2010

24.


Welcome to my 24th post - & hello & thanks to my 124 followers!

So, my resolution to post more over the half term obviously didn't quite go to plan. I'm sure you weren't expecting any less from me, but I do apologise - as usual.. I'm starting to sound like a broken record aren't I!?

This is going to be a really random post I think. I just decided I needed to stop making it all such a big deal in my head, & just do it. So here I am.
First things first, I've decided to kick off again with a tasty man! Another one I'd forgotten about from my previous post..


The rather lovely, Mr James Nesbitt. Definitely got something about him this man. Such a cheeky chappie! The only time I haven't thought much of him was in Murphy's Law - the facial hair just didn't do it for me!

Anyway, I've bought rather a lot of stuff recently, but I haven't got photos of any of it yet - I also haven't managed to sort out pics of my giveaway wins yet - I'm basically useless.. So, as I said, random post.

The lovely weather has inspired me to go sandal shopping. I have rather a lot of shoes, but I find sandals quite difficult - I cannot handle toe-posts. You'd be surprised how many millions of pairs of sandals this discounts immediately!
I didn't find much at all for quite a while.. I wasn't desperate for new sandals, I do have a couple of pairs, but I just fancied some different ones..! Didn't want to spend a huge amount. Mainly because I don't like spending much on anything!

Then I came across these:


For the absolutely bargain price of £8.40 - including free delivery & free returns. So they became mine! They arrived at the weekend & I wore them on Sunday - brilliant. Job done.

However, when I just quickly visited the site to steal that photo.. lo & behold, they have new stock of flat, toe-post-less sandals to tempt me with!

So.. I've now just ordered these babies:




The pink & purple ones were the even more bargainous price of £6 each - & the cream/white ones were a whole .. wait for it! ... £3.80!
& like I said, free delivery & free returns. Or they do offer next day delivery, if you needed something in a hurry & to be fair, that's only £3.50, which is very reasonable!

I'm sure you're all wondering what wonder this website is.. let me share with you:

www.chiarafashion.co.uk

Check it out! It really does come recommended - I've bought a few things from there now (including a couple of gorgeous maxi dresses & I've never had any problems with them whatsoever. I will warn you, there's quite a variety of items on there in my opinion - it's one of those where if you have a good look, you'll find something great - but on first glance, you could be mistaken for thinking it's just tacky tat. In the nicest possible way!

Change of subject, but I am now the owner of my first ever OPI nail varnishes, courtesy of my sister. Bless her!
We've had quite an up & down relationship for a really long time now - we totally hated each other for quite a while (couple of years..?), but we seem to be past that & are getting on pretty well at the moment. Long may it last!
I'm the type of person that if I see something I think someone would like, I'll get it for them (within reason obviously), but I do like giving people things. So I've given her various things over the years & since she had her baby, I'm always buying things for him too!
She's never been like that at all, but then yesterday she texted me saying she'd got me a new nail varnish because she thought it might cheer me up after my first day back at work.. & by gum, it did! It's just so unlike her. I don't know what came over her, but I'm not complaining!

I googled the names to get these pics, because I still don't know where my camera is, & my phone camera wouldn't pick the colours up properly at all - so here goes:

Sapphire In The Snow. &:

Ate Berries In The Canaries

So I'm quite excited to see if I notice much difference - I've never had a more expensive nail varnish y'see. The majority of mine are George @ Asda - £1.50 or less! & I've always been totally happy with that. But I am interested to see the difference!

Right, I will leave you with a random pic of a ring I've rediscovered recently & so have been wearing quite a bit of - I love it!
You can also see what colour nails I've been sporting (although it is now a whole week in, this nail varnish, so don't look too closely!)



Take care,

Dx

PS. There are certain blogs that I follow, that for some totally unknown reason, will NOT load for me recently. I don't know what's going on. The majority are fine, but there are a few that however I try & get to them, it just won't happen! Highly annoying. Thought I'd mention it - if I normally comment you & you haven't heard from me in a while, that may well be why - your blog doesn't like me looking at it!

24 comments:

  1. That ring and the nail polish is lush! I love that purple... and the pink!

    I used to have a really similar relationship with my sister, but over the years it's really mellowed. Now we're both in our late 20s and we're best friends - we're moving in together in a month! Wouldn't have dreamt of it when we were teens, we were at each other's throats!

    By the way I have added a link on my blog to the denim dress I bought, you sounded quite keen! :)

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  2. O0o what a bargain for those sandals! i will definately be checking out that website for more goodies! thanks for sharing

    xx

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  3. Oh you bad woman steering me in the direction of spending money! Can I resist the call of that website? Probably not.

    How lovely of your sister to give you those nail varnishes. I fought ALL the time with my big brother until we both went to uni and then magically we started getting on - very odd how it happens like that.

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  4. Love the first pair of sandals. I'm so jealous you got them for such a bargain!

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  5. Such pretty sandals. I'm definitely going off for a wee look at that site. Thanks for the heads up. Don't worry about how often you are posting the fact is you still are and its fun to read when you do! x

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  6. What an amazing site! I'm going to spend a good hour hunting down some bargains like yours - thank you! :) x

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  7. My Mr is not going to thank you for that bargain website link lol! Love the look of those nail varnishes!

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  8. I really like the purple sandals! they're yumm. and so is your nail colour aah it's lovely! I also really love your ring.

    - and noo surprisingly i didn't get in trouble for setting the fire alarm off in church! :P

    http://yourstalkerslittlesister.blogspot.com/

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  9. nice sandles <3

    yayyy..James Nesbitt..a Northern Ireland man is always good in my book, I LOVEEEE your taste in men haha, always amazes how similar our taste is when it comes to the male species :)

    thanks for your lovely comment sweetie, means a lot to ear from you :)

    Talk soon

    "MON CHERI !

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  10. Oh dear, it looks like you've given me another excuse to spend! Chiarafashion has some ace maxi dresses - I may have to invest in one (or two, or three)...
    That's so sweet of your sister to get you a gift. I used to fight with my younger sisters constantly but now we all get on so well, I guess it's just growing up.

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  11. love it!!

    :))

    http://the-fashion-lovers.blogspot.com

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  12. what great bargains, i must have a look on the website! thank-you for sharing it with us :) i am still in shock about there being no biscuits, hehe. I shall have to bring my own tomorrow! xxx

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  13. Thank you for taking the time to comment on my posts! It feels nice to know that someone is out there reading them haha. Hope you're well :)

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  14. love this post keep updating xxxxxx

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  15. <3 ate berries! so so cute! :D

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  16. Those nail colors are lovely! Love he sandals too. xo

    http://www.pearlslaceandruffles.com

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  17. The nail varnish is so lovely as are the sandals :)

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  18. I really want to get an OPI polish, I never have any money these days and if I do I spend it on clothes haha!
    Those sandals are lovely, I know what you mean about that site, theres a few out there that are a little naff until you dig deeper!

    Thanks for all your wonderful comments! :) xxxx

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  19. I can't do toe posts either, argh! I love those sandals though :)

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  20. Like your blog!
    Cool sandals and ring!!!
    Julie
    http://fashformom2boys.blogspot.com/

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  21. love the blue nailpolish colour!

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  22. I love the sandals. And great prices too. I love a bargain or two :) I sometimes can tolerate toe-posts but they can be hit and miss. You can never be too safe relying on them!

    & how sweet of your sister to gift you with the nail varnish's.
    I HAVE never owned an expensive nail polish...one day! :) x

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