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Friday, 11 January 2013

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Hello There.. wow it has been a while since I blogged I tell ye!

I have been super busy with Christmas and Blog designing, which is my true baby and have wanted to make sure that all the designs that I have been doing have had my full attention.

I alos got engaged over Christmas which was magical and I wanted to enjoy the celebrations for as long as I could!

So, over Christmas, as most I over indulged in many things that I shouldn't have and my skin is now feeling the consiquences.

I have heard Tonnes about La Roche - Posay skin care but in particular their Effaclare duo which is an anti inperfection corrector. it is meant to be for people with very bad skin, which I don't have but I am very prone to the odd spot or extra head that grows from my chin and wanted to give it a go.

I bought it from boots and it cost £13 which i think is pretty reasonable for a product that I have heard great things about and wasn't ridiculasley expensive should it not deliver on what I expected.

I bought this round 1st December and have been using it twice each day since then.

Using this, I saw reuslts within a couple of days, I was amazed. I found that my skin looked clearer and I had less blackheads on my face, I also think that my skin tone was becomming a little more even after the years of smoking. I have since, touch wood, not had any spots since using the product!

I would for sure recommend this and will be re purchasing again and again..... and in boots at the moment it is 2 for £15 on this range meaning that you could get £11 saving! WOWza!

I'd love to hear if any of you have used this and what you think?

Thanks for reading


It's Christmassss...

Monday, 17 December 2012


So, I love Christmas, it’s no secret.  I love to get caught up in all the festive cheer and get really frustrated with people who are Bah Humbugs and do not join in with me.
As soon as the shops start to display this year’s festive products I am on it and start planning what we are going to do this year, what I am going to buy, where we are going to eat... the list goes on and on..

I thought for today’s post, I would share with you the little things that I do around the festive season that are sort of traditions that we have developed. We do not have any children yet, but I hope these traditions will grow and become our little family traditions that my children will tell people about one day...

Choosing our Christmas tree decoration colours – this has become an exciting part of the festive season. I take it upon myself to scope out the pretty decorations in the shops and choose which colour scheme we are going for. (Our local garden centre has colour corners.. I am a control freak and this really excites me!!) When I have chosen the colour scheme we buy one really special tree decoration in that colour. The idea is that we will have a huge collection of decorations that all mean something different to us.

Christmas movie and duvet time – the last weeks before Christmas, we make a conscious effort to spend time at the weekend, usually on a Sunday evening, to watch a traditional Christmas movie cuddled up under a duvet with the tree lights on in the background whilst enjoying a hot chocolate or some mince pies. It’s so nice to be able to take some time out of our busy lives and spend Christmas time together

Opening our presents – We have made a rule that we open our presents from each other on Christmas eve, usually after we have been out for the evening. This is the kids in us I guess as well as allowing us to have our own time opening our presents and appreciating them before the madness of the family.

Christmas Beer – This is one of my favourite traditions! Every Christmas morning we head to the local pub for a Christmas drink. All the locals are there and its heaving. The place has a really Christmassy feel to it and I always try and have a Christmassy drink too!

I hope you enjoyed reading my Christmas traditions, I am really excited to keep this list growing and one day, my family can talk of their traditions too.
I’d love to hear about yours too!

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Merry Christmas!!!

New site!

Monday, 10 December 2012

So I have been somewhat AWOL on the blog for the last few weeks, this has been for a good reason! As some of you know I started designing blogs about 12 months ago which within the last few months has really taken off.

I absolutely love designing blogs and am so grateful that I can do it to earn a few pennies. I love to take peoples dreams and visions to what they see their blog to look like and take these dreams and make them a reality.

When someone approaches me about a new design, I will always ask them to send me some visions or graphics that they have seen around that they feel reflects their blog and personality. I then put together a header or two and ask them to choose their favourites, from there I can get creative and Finnish off the design.

I have been using Etsy to sell my designs and wanted to start my own site alongside this to showcase my designs.

I'd really love it if you took a few minutes to check out my new site and subscribed. I will be updating it weekly with new designs and tutorials so watch this space.

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Gift Guides... For Her (me)

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

1 - Cloud Nine Straighteners - £ 129.00

I would spend £200-£300 on these bad boys! I bought these after my hairdresser recommended them to me about 3 years ago. I was pretty sceptical to be honest as I was an avid GHD fan. I had at the time however found that the newer GHDs did not run as smoothly as my original ones. My hairdresser informed me that the original people (factory ) that made GHDs had stopped and moved somewhere else and now Cloud 9 used the old GHD factory... or something like that?! anyway... they have some kind of ions in the plates which smooths your hair and makes it shinier... magic! a must have for the divas in your life!

2 - Radly Clare umbrella - £30

I have bought this for my mum, she wanted an umbrella for Christmas, I wanted to get her a nice decent one, so this one comes in a presentation box and is small enough to fit in your handbag, overall I think this is a lovely present for a mum, aunt friend... everyone!

3 - Quilted Clutch bag - ASOS £20

This is a must have in my wardrobe. I have so many big bags but just not enough small bags that have a shoulder strap and are perfect for a shopping trip to fit your mobile and wallet in. I am loving this seasons quilted effect and like to liven  up my dark coats with a light colour bag.

4 - Ospry Ipad Case - £125

I Love Love Love Ospray. I was looking for a good work bag that was professional but pretty at the same time for ages  and then i discovered my O.S.P bag by Osprey. they are such good quality. This IPAd case is perfect for anyone who is getting an IPAD for xmas. it allows you to stand your device up so you can watch movies or do some blogging!

5 - POP ASOS Nail Glam £ 13

I am a sucker for both nail polish and for sparkles! this is a perfect stocking filler for the glam girl!

6 - Ciante Nails, Velvet Manicure £ 14

I have not tried any Ciante products yet, but have heard great things about them. I also love the idea of something really different to your bog standard nail polish! this would make me a happy girl to receive it for xmas.

7 - Heaven Sends sign - Debenhams £ 10.50

I am a fan of these little signs and anything a little shabby Chic around my house. I would love to have a cottage one day and be able to have lots of little signs and vintage things around. until then. these little antique rose kind of gifts get my juices flowing!

I hope that my gift guide has helped you a little in buying christmasy gifts for your loved ones.. I would love all of the above!

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