Monday, 12 March 2012

Lots of things

Lots to talk about today, best thing first... I found out that my Barry M Jade nail polish that I thought had dried up wasn't the only bottle of it I had, so in with the Jade! Also, in with the nail art... My mum got me some lovely lacy style nail stickers from Sally's for Christmas so I had to try them out, Sorry for the poor picture quality, the lines are a bit too fine for my phone camera to pick out...

But I think it looks pretty lovely anyway :)
Speaking of lovely, I have two new-ish perfumes that I can't get enough of. My official favourite is Chanel No 5 but at £60 a bottle it isn't one for wearing to work, so for my birthday I asked for some new ones to try. My fiance's Grandma got me Sarah Jessica Parker's 'Lovely', which lives up to its name. I'd smelled it on a tester strip before and thought it was a bit sickly, but actually on is really nice.

The other one was from my mum, Ghost Luminous. Lovely and fresh, with a hint of fruitiness to it. Unfortunately it's quite a little bottle so I'm trying to be a bit sparing, but she said it wasn't too expensive so replacing it shouldn't be too painful for my bank balance.

As it was so beautiful yesterday I immediately brought out the summer clothes, one item of which I am particularly in love with at the minute. The picture doesn't really do it justice and it doesn't look brilliant done up, but I just wear it open over a vesty and it looks lovely

I've been on a bit of a health kick these last couple of months, moving out of my parents' house has led to an inevitable slight increase in poundage so I thought I'd start running again and try to shift a bit. I've lost 12.4 pounds so far and my BMI is back in normal range. Which I'm very pleased about.

I've done my good deed this week. Having watched a BBC documentary on bullying and finding some of it hitting a bit close to home I decided to look into becoming a CyberMentor. It's open to anyone aged 11-25 and it's just to provide an ear and a bit of advice to people who might be struggling particularly with bullying, and they're low on volunteers so feel free to find their website and sign up. They will email you and offer you a training day somewhere near you to give you the low-down on their policies and procedures but other than that you can do it from home.

Finally, I am not a huge fan of Cher Lloyd, I'll say it now, but has anyone else noticed that 'Swagger Jagger' is most definitely sung to the tune of the 'Found a Peanut' song? Someone reminded me that it's actually 'Oh my darling Clementine' but I have to say that every time I hear it (infuriatingly often) all that goes through my head is 'found a peanut, found a peanut, found a peaaaanut yesterday'

Today's reasons to be happy:

I know it hasn't been a lovely day today, but it was just so gorgeous yesterday the gorgeousness can be transferred slightly to today

It is NO SMOKING DAY on Wednesday, so don't light up for one day and let the rest of us enjoy some nice clean air :)

It's Mother's day on Sunday! An excuse to buy nice flowers and sit on the sofa with your mum all day eating Jelly Babies and generally just appreciating her for everything she's done

Today it will not be going dark until five past six! The night has officially moved back past six o'clock!

Have a lovely day


  1. Love the nails! And well done on losing the little extra weight, I wish I had the willpower... got a cross trainer for Christmas and everything but it's just gathering dust as I'm so knackered after work I'm not up to using it :(

    I've bought my Mum a bunch of stuff from Lush, I hope she likes it!

    1. Thankyou :) I've started running again as we have a field by the house and I've managed to get into a routine where I run on a Saturday morning and it feels weird when I don't! The power of routine! I'm sure she'll love them! I'm going to get my mum a bunch of Gerbera's and more jelly babies than she knows what to do with!

  2. Love the nail stickers. They are soooo cute I want them!! Nail art looks fab, well done!! More nail art pleaseeeee :)

    Love Nails. Love Obsession Lacquer.


    1. Thankyou :) I'm off for Easter as of next week so will have more time to do lots of lovely intricate nail art I hope!