Saturday, 31 December 2011

Welcome 2012

Just popping in to wish everyone a fun and safe New Years Eve!
May 2012 be filled with all the happiness and success you wish for...


Thursday, 29 December 2011


Christmas 2011 has come and gone.
I always find the build up to Christmas so exciting! This year was no different, and at 25 years old I still find myself as anxious and happy about Christmas as ever before!
Myself and Craig hosted a little drinks and snacks shindig at our house on Christmas eve, complete with egg nog (which was suprisingly laborious to make). I slaved away in the kitchen all day prepping a cheese platter, making scrummy egg nog, constructing my own bacon wrapped sausages (are these not called Angels on Horseback? Anyone know?), and I even made my own truffles - not shown here as they didn't set properly and looked like little plops of pooh on a plate on the evening (they were, however, most delicious the next morning!)

Christmas Day was spent at my folks' place - a full on Christmas dinner that did not disappoint!
I actually ate so much that I didn't even get to pudding - shameful, I know!

I hope everyone out there had equally as an enjoyable Christmas as I!


Saturday, 24 December 2011

Christmas Wishes

As the afternoon slowly wraps up and all my festive snacks are prepped and ready to be munched on this evening, I wanted to quickly pop by and wish everyone a fantastic Christmas weekend.
Have happy, yummy, family filled fun wherever you are in the world.

Christmas loves and hugs!


Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Christmas List 2011

Christmas List 2011

Over the years, I find my Christmas lists becoming more practical - I must be growing up!

On top of the Christmas list this year is Tom Ford's White Patchouli fragrance... a truly sensual smelling experience!

Other necessities that I haven't been able to get myself during the year, and so have moved on to other people lists, includes Dermalogica's Microfoliant (that stuff is just amazing), Body Shop Vitamin E face mist, The Black Keys new album "El Camino", sugar bowls, carry-alls and lots of home decor.

I hope everyone is having wonderful festive seasons.

Christmas is only 3 sleeps away - yippee!


Monday, 12 December 2011

Belated Outfit Posts

I've been wearing lots of brights of late - the Summer weather must be rubbing off on me!
Lots of pinks and lots of prints!

Now on the downward decline into the Christmas season and I'm so excited, it's my absolute favourite time of year.


Sunday, 11 December 2011

It's Christmas Time!

I have been itching to put my Christmas decorations up, and I am happy to announce that it is finally acceptable to do so!
Sadly, October is too soon in the year, but if I had it my way I would keep my Christmas tree around all year long.
Although the house is now full of candles, fairy lights, fake red berries and Christmas trees, I still find myself buying more and more with each visit to the shops!

Happy Christmas wishes to everyone - have a fantastic festive season!
Be safe, but most of all, be merry.


Monday, 5 December 2011

Festive Fashion

Festive Fashion

It's that time of the year again - the time to plan gorgeously over the top imaginary wishlists for events such as the end of year office party, Christmas dinner, and New Years Eve.

This is my pick of the crop. I so wish I could make this all magically appear in the ol' wardrobe. I'm now very uninspired when I open up my wardrobe to the same old drab things day after day - good thing Santa is still alive right! (I'm talking to you, Mom and Dad. Yup, you too, Craig).


Sunday, 27 November 2011


I've just finished off the most special weekend ever.
Craig proposed to me yesterday afternoon, and I was soon whisked off to spend the night at the Westcliff Hotel in 5 star luxury with my new fiance.
I'm the happiest clam in the world right now - cannot get this stupid smile off my face!

Much love to all!


Sunday, 20 November 2011

whatcha got there, hmm?

What's in the box then?

Well, only about 30 bottles of nail varnish, that's all.

I'm BIG into nail art lately - a boring strip of red polish just won't do.

I actually nabbed me some great matte top coat yesterday - posts to follow shortly.

In other, vaguely related news, I joined Pinterest this weekend and boy oh boy am I loving all the fantastic things I'm finding there (loads of great nail ideas by the way hee!).

You can find me on Pinterest here

Now go forth and paint, dammit! Paint!


Friday, 18 November 2011

Home Inspiration - Living Rooms

Above is a sample of my current home inspirations.

I often obsess over decor magazines and blogs, wishing for bits and pieces from this room, and that room, oooh and this room!

I especially love the second to last lounge - I've always wanted a wall that's been made over into a giant book shelf.



Sunday, 6 November 2011

Animal Print Nails

Fancy my first attempt at leopard print nail art?

After watching the tutorial over on Gem Fatale's blog (the post is yonks old though!) I was most keen to try it out myself, and it's really so easy to do!

I thought the end result came out alright - bit of a dodgy version of an animal print, wouldn't mind playing around with other colours next time (check out the smudge on my index finger - boo!).


Saturday, 29 October 2011

Take a Peek Inside My House - Part II

Don't know about you, but I just love looking at pictures of other people's houses.

So here we go, take a look inside mine.

Things are forever changing in my house - I'm currently obsessed with filling the place with candles. And knobs. Doorknobs that is! Hee.

Off to watch Kings of Leon live in concert tonight - yay!

Hope you're all having fantastic weekends.


Thursday, 27 October 2011


Apologies for the silence - I am on study leave, and in the middle of some serious Psychology exams, so needless to say, much concentration must be had in other spectrums of my life right now - sob!

Regular posting to commence from next week. Promise.


Thursday, 20 October 2011



* 3.1 phillip lim draped sleeveless tee * jane norman floral shorts * valentino studded leather ballerina flats * vintage game set thatch shoulder bag * michael kors chronograph watch * bex rox gold plated brass donkey ring * karen walker sunglasses * helen kaminski provence 12 straw hat * tom ford lipstick: spanish pink *


Wednesday, 19 October 2011

ombre hair

I'm normally pretty boring with my hair in terms of styling and cutting it. It always a straight trim, no colour, no highlights, no nothing!

I decided to change all of this a couple of weeks ago when I "ombre-d" myself!

The ombre hair trend isn't exactly recent, but I just love the effect, although in the photo's it looks a bit high - it's really not!