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This week I was so super sick the sickness bug hit me big time on Tuesday so I have spent the majority of this week throwing up&sleeping-The GLAMOUR darlings!!

Here is everything I learnt or Tried this week

08.01.18 My sofa isn’t comfy to sleep on. Darren had Man Flu I had the beginnings of this sickness bug and as I am smaller I opted to sleep on the sofa.I regret this decision as its been a week and my shoulder and neck still hurt.

09.01.18 I tried Pink lemonade Lucozade and Roast Chicken soup for the first time ever. I consequently brought the roast chicken soup back up later on but there we go!!

10.01.18 Whilst reading I came across a name I had no idea how to pronounce it’s according to google an Irish name Maeve (pronounced Mayv)

11.01.18 How the Harry potter films made the snow and fire for the films!

12.01.18 Tried a Jamie Oliver 15 minute meal Chicken Fajitas and it actually did take 15 minutes!!

13.01.18 PSEUD a person of fatuously earnest intellectual, artistic, or social pretensions.

14.01.18 Today I learnt a new eye shadow hack that does actually work! I have recently started to use primer on my eyes and that has helped the pigmentation of my eye shadows and helped them last longer but to make my eye shadow pop even more I have been applying white eye shadow as a base layer and MAN does it make your eye shadow pop (well it does on me anyway!!)

What fun things did you learn or try this week?? What would you like to see me try in the next few weeks leave some suggestions and I will try and pick one or two to do each week!

 

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A look(back)through my wardrobe

Does any body else when in a style rut decide to start looking through old OOTD posts hoping for some inspiration? That’s what I have done this evening, I find that my wardrobe does still consist of pieces that I was wearing 1,5 even 10 years ago so I thought that I would look through some old OOTD posts from before my blog (I logged into my facebook and trawled through all my albums) and founds some pictures of outfits and hairstyles that I really liked and that sparked my fashion interests again and thought that I would share them with you.

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From L-R I cut all my hair off and I won’t lie it felt great I loved styling this really short bob as my curls looked amazing!! I also used to wear a lot of these patterned shift dresses with knee high socks and heels for a night out. I LOVE the length of my hair in this picture this was our first wedding anniversary and I am dolled up in my favourite black shirt that I will wear until it falls apart. This floral dress I really did wear until the back seam fell apart, my mum stitched it back up then it broke again so I sewed it back up but it just kept coming undone at different parts on the back seam so I had to give it up 😦 I loved pairing floral dresses with a belt and long cardigan this was from the beginning of my blog (a now deleted post as I deleted everything and made a fresh start) Bottom row L-R I loved this skirt I got it from H&M and wore it SO much I only recently got rid of it it had started to become quite tight and as it was high waisted that was incredibly uncomfortable. I need to pair my denim shirts with skirts more I’ve been wearing them under jumpers for too long!! I LOVE this floral blouse and still own it along with the blazer, this was my go to going out outfit 2 years ago I have recently cleared out my wardrobe but the blazers survived the cull so I think I need to start styling them again!! FLORAL JEANS!!!!! Ok so I have now moved onto patterned trousers this look was a real light bulb moment for me tonight as to how I can style some of my patterned trousers again my blazer was getting a lot of wear something I definitely want to bring back into my outfits in 2018 and lastly these boyfriend fit jeans 😦 I cried when they got a massive rip right under my butt cheek, now I am aware that for some unknown reason that rather unfortunately became a trend but as I don’t consciously follow trends as it is I sure as heck wasn’t going to start with the ass cheek out jeans trend!! So I had to throw them away and no jean has quite replaced them since 😦 I do however have some Levi’s that look similar and I recently purchased some leopard kitten heels that are yet to be debuted so…I may well have to try them together and see if It works!!

So I think this little look back into my wardrobe so to speak has definitely given me a lot of ideas I am going to pinterest looks based on these items Blazers, Boyfriend Jeans, Leopard Courts and Printed trousers as looking at the pictures I chose they are the stand out pieces that I am wanting to bring back into my wardrobe. Look out for outfits inspired by these old school OOTDS.

Speak soon

Natalie

 

2017 Roundup

Hello My loves so I know I know 20th December was going to be my last post and I have already done a kind of roundup of 2017 but this post is a little different and its something that I like to put in my journal and thought I would share it with you guys as well. This post is kind of like a stats review post where i want to share in numbers the books I read, Movies I watched T.V series I watched etc I will also pick my top 3 of everything too 🙂 So here goes I hope you like this kind of post I always like to look back and see all the new things I have experienced in number form if that makes any sense!!

Books: New:20 Re-read:2

I am so unhappy with the amount that I read 😦 I was in such a reading slump for the latter part of this year and my goal next year is to read at least 30 new books! My top 3 are:

The couple next door

Into the water

Apple Tree Yard

Films:38

Yes I did watch a fair few films! Saturday nights are usually spent at my mum&dads Eating food and watching New films. My top 3 are:

Fantastic Beasts and Where to find them

Beauty and the Beast

Deep Water Horizon

TV SHOWS:14(that I can remember)

So I watched a lot of TV! But there are only 14 TV shows written down in my journal so that’s what I’m going from. Top 3 are:

Doctor Foster S1&2

Stranger things S1&2

Game of Thrones S7

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I got 127 new followers over the year which is honestly AMAZING!! I am now over 400 followers and would go absolutely crazy if I got to 500 followers!! I always say it but honestly I never thought that so many people would be interested in my little blog and I am so thankful to the friends that I have made through this platform this is honestly such a supportive community and I want to thank you all for your support this past year!

I wrote 91 blog posts!! I am super happy with all the content that I put out this year I know it wasn’t a lot but I switched things up tried new kinds of posts and I think the quality was better so I will continue with this format in the new year.

Outfits

I usually do a round up of my favourite outfits of the year so here we go my top 3 outfits from this years blog looks 🙂

And that is that my lovelies.

See you in 2018

xxxx

Blogmas Day 10:Favourite Christmas candles

Good evening I hope that you are all having an enjoyable week! Today in England it snowed  like I mean proper  snowed in December this almost never happens where I live so I am incredibly excited and it’s made me feel very Christmassy !! Have you put up your christmas decorations yet? I will admit that mine went up November 30th except the tree as we didn’t buy that until the 2nd December! There will be a post up tomorrow all about us decorating the tree!! Without further ado though here are my favourite Christmas candles….and surprise surprise they are all Yankee Candles!

Cinnamon stick

Crackling wood fire

Festive cocktail

Christmas cookie

Christmas garland

Spiced orange

Christmas eve

Whats your favourite christmas candle? How are you all getting on with your christmas shopping?

Speak soon

Natalie

 

 

 

400 followers!!!

Hello loves so I just came into wordpress and I now have 400followers!!! WHAT!! THATS SO CRAZY I just want to say thank you so much to everyone who follows me and supports me I feel honoured!! So to celebrate this occasion I found some really fun questions to answer so my new followers get to know more about me and my old faithfuls get to know me a little better too 🙂 so here goes

1. If you didn’t have to sleep what would you do with the extra time? I would socialise more I’d see friends and family and I’d have time to watch my Netflix watchlist that seems to be forever growing!

2. What would your perfect room look like? Bookshelves filled with books, pop vinyls,dvds and all the Lego sets I want. Big soft sofas and arm chairs an open fire and a huge TV!!

3 What fictional place would you most like to go? It’s a tie…Hogwarts obviously!! And the shire I think I’d suit hobbit life.

4 What job would you be terrible at? Anything to do with computers I’m rubbish with technology! Or cold calling I hate bothering people and I hate talking on the phone lol!

5 When was the last time you climbed a tree? Years ago 😦 I used to visit this place called hills and holes near my house where there were amazing trees to climb and id climb them and sit in them for hours chatting with my friend!!

6 Favourite piece of clothing you’ve owned/own? My wedding dress. Nothing will beat it to the top spot!

7 If you could turn any activity into an Olympic sport what would you have a chance at winning a medal for? Reading. Specifically reading a whole book in a day!!

8 What is the most annoying habit other people have? Chewing with their mouth open or chewing loudly!!!!!!

9 What job would you be really good at? Actress or wardrobe assistant or librarian 

10 What skill would you like to master? Portrait drawing and knitting! Oh and making a meringue from scratch

11 What would be the most amazing adventure to go on? Me hubby&Molly in a campervan traveling the world.

12 What songs have you completely memorised? Any Disney song, anything from the spice girls and All Saints pure sures.

13 What game or movie universe would you most like to live in? Tolkien’s world with elves and hobbits and dwarves!!

14 Are you usually early or late? Ummmm a bit of both if it’s somewhere new I’m early if I’ve been there before usually late!

15 What pets did you have growing up? I had two guinea pigs. I’ve had fish and I’ve had hamsters 🙂

16 When people come to you for help what do they usually want help with? Advise and a sympathetic ear to listen.

17 What takes up too much of your time? My illness.

18 What are some small things that make your day better? My husband cat family and friends obviously. A good cup of tea. Putting my PJs and slippers on after a long day at work. Seeing things I’ve planted grow in my garden

19 Whose your go to band or artist when you’ve got nothing to listen to? Sterephonics Adele and Disney classics

20 What’s the best way to start the day? Caffeine! And knowing you’ve got nothing in particular to do knowing the day is yours.

21 What shows are you into? Game of thrones, bake off , apprentice, strictly come dancing, Doctor Foster and modern family

22 What TV show or movie do you refuse to watch? IT. I watched it once never again I hate clowns and any war film I hate war films. 

23 What would be your ideal weekend? Saturday walk to a farmer’s market pick up fresh supplies for brunch eat brunch in the garden go round to my families for a meal and drinks watch a good film Sunday walk to the shop get the Sunday papers meet up with friends for a walk have a Sunday roast at the local pub come home and have a lazy afternoon and evening 

24 What’s your claim to fame? I auditioned for a part in skins and was in the final 10 I met the writers of skins and met the people that subsequently got the part!!

25 What’s your favourite genre of book or movie? Book crime/thriller movie comedy

26 What have you recently formed an opinion about? Gender equality 

27 What’s the best single day on the calendar? 25th December

28 How do relax after a hard day at work? Get changed into my comfy clothes make a cuppa water the plants in the garden watch the chase eat tea and then read a book or watch YouTube videos

29 What was the best book or book series you’ve ever read? Series harry potter hands down singular book….ummm behind closed doors.

30 What’s the farthest you’ve ever been from home? Austin Texas

31 What’s the most annoying thing people always ask you? 2 questions. 1Are you ill again? 2. When are you having kids?

32 What’s your dream car? Mustang Shelby in blue 

33 What could you give a 40minute presentation on with no preparation? Aside from the obvious Harry potter&Disney films not alot!! Maybe talk about Lego dimensions!!!

34 If you were a dictator of a small island nation what crazy dictator stuff would you do? I’d do silly things like Fridays everyone has to wear odd socks or I’d ban things like cabbage and gherkins.

35 What’s worth spending more on to get the best? Shoes. I love me some primark bargains don’t get me wrong but shoes are something I definitely invest in.

36 What is something a tonne of people are obsessed with but you just don’t see the point of? Love island… Geordie shore…..orange is the new black….expensive makeup and green tea.

37 If all jobs had the same pay and hours what job would you like to do? Police officer, stunt double or actress 

38 What are you most looking forward to in the next 10 years? Hopefully becoming a parent. Visiting some amazing places with my hubby and watching two of my besties get married.

39 What quirks do you have? I have to eat food in even amounts. I wear socks with sandals. I often wear my t-shirts and dresses backwards.

40 Wherewould you spend all your time if you could? The library. The park near my house and Disneyland 

That’s it for now my love’s so again thank you for your continued support I love you all and I’m excited for the next few months content I’ve got planned!! Xx

Lootcrate Unboxing

So I follow cherrywallis on YouTube and i saw her do an unboxing of lootcrates jkrowlingswizardingworld box and thought….I need that in my life!! The jkrowlingswizardingworld box is a bimonthly box and it costs £39 including shipping which sounds like a lot but the products you receive are such good quality,they have lootcrate exclusive items so items you won’t be able to buy in the shops and it comes all the way from America so for £39 I’m sold!! This month’s theme was defence against the dark arts and eeeeee the items I got are so SO cool!!

First up a lootcrate exclusive T-shirt 🙂 

They always have a pin badge in the box which is another reason why I brought it because you know I love me a pin badge!! This is marvarlo gaunts ring one of voldemorts horcruxes 🙂

Book ends ahhhh how cute are these one says piertotum the other says locamotor together they create the spell McGonagall casts to protect Hogwarts from voldemorts attack.

Dumbledores Army notebook. This is super cute!! 

And finally Severus Snapes wand pen!! The detail is just amazing!! 

Current Favourites

So I dropped the ball on monthly Favourites I did Jan&Feb and kinda gave up! So here’s a roundup of some of my recent Favourite items 🙂

Blue converse. http://wp.me/p3bKtq-Fq

This post explains my love for converse! So when they emailed to say they had a sale on I had to browse! I’d seen these when I went on the website to replace my old classics and thought ooo pretty so when they were in the sale AND I had a 20%code well i think that’s the universe telling me to buy them… So I did!

Lumix camera. My husband is so good to me! I wanted a new camera and saw this one but it was well above my price range but I’d kinda half talked myself into it because this will allow for better content on my blogs and also will help create better vlogs so anyways long story short Darren brought me the camera and I am paying him back what I can and he’s paying the rest 😀 

Loose leaf teapot. I have wanted a loose leaf teapot for so long I’ve got a beautiful teapot that my mum brought me for Christmas a few years back but modern loose leaf filters don’t fit inside it so hen we went to York I went to hebden tea shop aka heaven and brought this one for 14!! It’s super easy to use and infuses the tea so nicely none of the leaves fall through and end up in the cup thankfully!!

Original source shower gel. Ummm these smell…so freaking good!!! I’m using Raspberry and vanilla at the moment and have brought the coconut one too!! It leaves your skin smelling amazing and soft too!!!

Khaki shorts. Stop hold up these shirts are #life and they were only £4 from boohoo!!! WHAT!!! They are super soft super easy to wear and wash really nicely they keep their shape and they can be dressed up or down I have already worn them to death!!

And finally……my new found love….

 That’s right I am in the ARMY!! Jin and jungkook are life 😍😍 if you haven’t heard of them check them out they are called BTS and they are just amazing their music videos are works of art and their dance routines #dead 😍xx

So that’s it my current Favourites 🙂 

Natalie xx