Sunday, 20 November 2011

OOTD - Breaking Dawn Part1

On Friday my lovely sister treated me to an early birthday present by taking me out for lunch at Cafe Rouge and taking to see Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 1 and as promised here is my first OOTD post. 

I much as I am now learning to accept my body and myself I still don't love having my photo taken. 
I know this isn't the best picture, but it's the best of a bad bunch!

Star top - So Fabulous from Very
Jeggins and bag - Next (old)
Coat and flats - George at Asda 

I will get better at these kinds of posts I promise!


Monday, 14 November 2011

Christmas Wish List Part 1

I am going to be realistic and admit that I know I won't get everything on my wish list and will probably end up buying most of the items myself, especially the clothes and make up. Plus this part of my wish list alone comes to over £1000!!

I still can't master putting numbers against pictures (it took me hours to work out how to do college's in Picasa!! any help here would be greatly appreciated!) I am going to list top to bottom, Left to right (if that makes sense!).

1. Nikon 1 J1 Digital Camera - £499
2. Black Sparkle Star Jumper - £28
3. Black Jeggings - Ponteroma Fly Leggings. £27
4. Purple Top - £19.50
5. Stripy Jumper - £28
6. 100 Year Diary - £25
7. Pink Orchid Limited Edition GHD's - £129
8. Models Own Eye Gift Set - £15
9.Tan Sludge Long Boots - £85
10. D & G Iphone Cover - £90
11. Paul's Boutique Bag - £70
12. Links of London Sweetie Bracelet - £130
13. Links of London Sweetie Drop Necklace -  £215

See you soon!

Style Steal - Mad Men

I am loving the Mad Men style at the moment. Especially Christina Hendricks.Voted as Esquire's Sexiest Woman in the World 2010 Christina is known as a plus size model/actress (but I think she is more an inbetweenie, if not a straight size. She is rumoured to be a size 16) Her Stats are 40-32-40 and at standing at 5'8 makes her a perfect hourglass shape. Having been hailed the "new modern ideal of Hollywood glamour" for her full figured, voluptuous and curvy body is Christina Hicks more like the role model that young girls should aspire to be?

Here my picks of "Mad Men" styles...

Anna Scholz Black Velore Dress £70 @ Simply Be

Simple Be Bespoke LBD £70

Simply Be Bespoke Ultimate City Dress £55
I also love this. It give an amazing silouette is very comfortable compaired to some shapewear.

Naturally Closer Shapewear @ Simply Be £30


Thursday, 3 November 2011

Sarah Millican's Guide to Surviving a Family Christmas

Sarah Millican is fast becoming one of my favourite stand up comics. She is funny, witty, down to earth and surprisingly honest.

I found this in this months Glamour magazine had to share it... I was laughing out loud reading it!

12 Steps to Surviving a Family Christmas.

1. Very early on, cultivate a reputation for being a terrible cook. Then you'll just be put in charge of the serviettes. Someone else will slave over the cooker for five hours, while you'll make six paper swans and be a hit.

2. If you're visiting family, wait outside in the car until you can smell gravy.

3. Always check with parents about what's an appropriate present for their child. I don't have kids and sought advise from a friend on what to buy a baby girl. She said "Something she can grown into." I bought her a bra.

4. Go to the toilet in pairs. If you are left alone with you bloke's family, the "why aren't you married yet?' questions start. And judging by the volume you drank last year, that's a lot of questions.

5.Always take a cardigan, as it's rude to tell people to turn up the heating. (the opposite is the case with my family. We usually end up sitting in string vests.)

6. Watch award ceremonies to help you lie when opening presents. But clapping at you new socks and saying ' well done, Kate Winslet' will give the game away.

7. Make you parents argue one Christmas - you might end up having two Christmas dinners the following year.

8. If your not an arguing family, put Eastenders on and join in.

9. Take you time over opening presents. Unless there is children in the family, the whole thing will be over in four minutes.

10.Join in with activities but remember you're with blood relations. I always sit Oops Upside Your Head out; it feels wrong to be vaginally close to family members.

11. Plan you escape; always have arrangements for the evening. its amazing how many pantos you can see if you're willing to drive for a 30 mile radius. We travel to where the Daleks are appearing. they make my fella more happy than i ever could!

12. But most of all, remember that it is spending time with you that makes your family happy, not necessarily what you bring. Unless you come to my house - I love presents.

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Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Max Factor Max Effect Mini Nail Polish

I love Nail Polish! I have the whole Barry M collection. But whilst on an early morning brows around Boots I came across the cutest nail polish I have ever seen and had to buy it! (I am on a shopping ban, but had points on my advantage card so it doesn't count, Right?)

Max Factor's Max Effect Mini Nail Polish. Its sooo cute in its mini bottle and with its mini brush! The price isn't quite as cute though. The mini's retail in Boots for £3.99. Yes, that's right £3.99!!! (You can can a full size of most nail polish for that amount!).

Compared to a full size Nails Inc polish its tiny!

The range of colours that Max Factor do is amazing! They are very bright and vibrant and very on tread for autumn. But that's really where the 'pros' of this polish ends.

I had to use three coats to get an thick, even coverage. And although the polish dried very quickly I found it very watery and runny. I also found that it is not very durable. I painted my nails when I got to work at around 8.30AM and by 14.30 (now) it has started to wear on the tips of my nails.

I think I'll stick to my Barry M's for a little while longer!