Saturday, 13 August 2011


Okie dokie, well overdue a new post - yet again! Seriously, you must be used to my erratic blogging habits by now!?

Right, first things first - nails:

(Plus new ring, from Topman of all places!)

Check out my new ring - amazing huh!? I won it from Laura, in her giveaway on her blog - Love it! Thanks again Laura :)

Ok, so gotta say, the summer holidays have been pretty up & down for me to be honest. I had friends down visiting for a few days (with some exciting news!), & that was brilliant - but since they've gone again I've been bloody miserable & have been finding it a real struggle to even get dressed & leave the house. So there have been quite a few days where I just.. haven't.
As a result, I've been watching these:

& I've also read this:

Which was really good. I actually think everyone should read it!

I've been trying really hard the past couple of weeks, to not buy so much (or anything if possible!) My shopping habits had seriously got out of control in a ridiculous way, so I really needed to cut down. Now was probably not the best time to try & do this, being off work for 5 weeks, & all the sales going on = not the best combination! I've been trying really hard though. (Don't worry, I've got bags & bags full of brand new things - I'm not going to run short of things to share on my blog!)
Clothing at Tesco are really trying to tempt me out of my shopping ban - they've got another one of their "£10 off when you spend £40" promotions - seriously!? And I keep taunting myself by going & having a look on the site - they've got some great things in their sale (as usual!) - I could definitely spend £40 pretty easily! But I'm being strong. I am! Argh!

One of the sales tempting me is the Dorothy Perkins one - here are a few things that I'd happily purchase if I was allowed!

Heart-print dress = £10

Stripe cotton skirt = £9

Tribal print skirt = £9

Violet midi-skirt = £12

This was listed twice on the site under different names - one was £15 & one was £12!

And this one is out of my budget anyway, but I love it:

2in1 prom dress = £25

Although Dorothy Perkins are NOT in my good books at the moment - yet again. So I wouldn't be ordering with them anyway! I've definitely said that before, but always end up being suckered into going back - but will definitely have to think harder next time I'm tempted to shop with them. My last order was cocked up AGAIN & they STILL haven't sorted it. This seems to happen every time with them!

I'm off to Cardiff on Monday with my Mum. Just for a couple of days, but should be a nice change of scenery. We went a couple of years ago & had a really nice time, so hopefully cna recreate that again! If anyone's got any recommendations of things to do/places to eat/things to see etc, whilst in Cardiff, please feel free to leave them for me - they'll be greatly appreciated :)

Right, my next post will be a...

So stay tuned for that! Need to get it organised actually.. But don't worry, it will be!

Ok, I'm off now to catch up on some of my programmes on the Sky planner - how exciting my Saturday night is!

Take care everyone,



  1. lovely nails! i love your take on the french manicure. i have been looking at topman jewelery lately, its pretty amazing! x

  2. LOVE the nails! Is that MUA Nail Quake I spot?

  3. Your nails are gorgeous! <3 We followed - maybe check out our blog sometime? :)

    Love Ellen

  4. Ooh that Topman ring is lovely!

    What was wrong with the DP order? I've usually found them pretty good with online ordering.

  5. The cracked nail varnish is looking really cool!

  6. Wow I love your pink nails :) xx

  7. I love your nails in the 2nd photo, so gorgeous!!!! And that last dress is pretty :)

    Gem x

  8. Wow, cool nails, very professional looking! The DP items look really good too! x

  9. Oh I'm so glad you like the ring :) I love your nails, with the accent detailing on one finger :) I think I'll add the book to my 'to read' list as well :)

    L x

  10. Hi chicken, thanks so much for your sweet comment. Fantastic nails love the white with the red polka dots.

    Journeys end was good maybe not the right choice for a wedding anniversary celebration lol. The actors were brilliant, it was sad, funny and emotional we really enjoyed it.

    Have a fab weekend lovely xoxo

  11. Love the nails :). Also love the Purple skirt, amazing colour.

    Sadie x

  12. All those nails look amazing. I love the first design.

  13. Your nails are beautiful i always love looking at other people nails just wish i could get mine like that. Thankyou for your comment xx

  14. Brilliant work with the nails - love the second lot! x

  15. Thank-you for having a look for the cards! It's appreciated :)

    I have a sneaky feeling those cards I need are quite hard to find too. I've asked quite a few people already and the amount of swaps I've accumalated is a sure sign that some cards are more 'common' to get hold of.

    Luckily Morrisons are launching a ordering thing soon to buy any missing cards, kind of defeats the object of collecting, but I really am keen on getting my album filled! xxx

  16. Nice nails!

  17. i love the second nail polish the most! it looks amazingly cute!

    you have an awesome blog ^_^

  18. I adore your nails, I'm so envious, they're such a beautiful shape and just... sigh.. I also am very jealous of how good you are at the french mani and polka dots... I love it!!! Sorry to hear you've been struggling :( I love the 2 in 1 prom dress, it's beautiful, and the stripe cotton skirt... I'm going to start searching for all these if I'm not careful :| hope you had a lovely time in Cardiff! :) xxxx

  19. Hey, all of those dresses are gorgeous, love it! And thank-you for the lovely comments on my blog, I wasn't sure how best to reply so I thought I'd come and show your blog some love :) Blogger needs a 'reply to comment' button, srsly!

    Can't believe asos jibbed you off with plastic packets! Terrible. And isn't the magnifying glass just too funny? Love that it came from the men's section too.

    Thanks again for stopping by!
    Hello, Sweetie

  20. Really love the pink and cream striped dress - very tempted to get it at only £9
    & I love your nail art!! x

  21. Funny but as always, it is the rings that you are wearing that always catches my attention. You have beautiful collections of rings.

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  23. I've already commented this but thankyou so much for my comment lovely! I've also entered you into the giveaway! xx

  24. Your nails look fab! I'm the same at the moment with trying not to spend, it's soooo difficult especially with all the sales and the new seasons stuff.

    I hope you're feeling a little more upbeat now xxx

  25. I love the nail polish you used in these post, the second one is my favorite, what a great color combination and I love the model you did, so playful and feminine! You have a lovely blog and I am a new follower! Hope you will like my blog and follow back!

    Pop Culture&Fashion Magic

  26. I love the pink and purple nails!!

    Come and enter my giveaway :)


  27. Oh god I understand. I went to pawn two "exboyfriend" rings today and came back with a pair of flats, 2 pants, 3 tops, a really cute bag, 2 lingerie sets and (get this..) an Ibanez electric guitar. I can relate to shopping problems.. :)


  28. I LOVE that blue dress and its only a tenner!yes please!
    your nails are insane also- I wish I could do that, I love the red and white <3 !!

    Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog <3
    Claire xox

  29. thanks for checking out my blog, your is lovely and i'm following :) i used to work at dorothy perkins, i literally spent my entire wage back in the shop, and that was with staff discount... sigh. love the nails though, i haven't yet got any crackle glaze but that's next on my list. take care chick. x

  30. Your nails in the second photo down are amazing! Love the design

    I went to see Abduction last night... it was ok, not the best, the acting was a little cringe in places, but overall it wasn't a bad film, I just won't be rushing out to buy it! xx

  31. Your nails look fab! I'm the same at the moment with trying not to spend, it's soooo difficult especially with all the sales and the new seasons stuff.
    love this post!
    feel free to check out my blog sometime

  32. I like the topman ring that you have and also the tribal pink skirt. Nice one huh!

  33. I love your nails! I'd love it if somebody checked out my blog, . I also do lots of nails!

  34. Online bingo would be the perfect activity for you! I am so positive of it!