Day 4 : A Piece Of Clothing Or Jewellery That Was A Gift

My favourite piece of jewellery that someone has brought me definitely has to be the Chamilia bracelet that my best friend brought me for my eighteenth earlier this year. 

When I say she brought it I am lying a little, she brought the beads and I paid for the bracelet. Even so, it’s still one of my favourite things that someone has brought me.

It took me  hours to choose which beads I wanted to have, I knew I wanted two silver beads and a coloured one but beyond that I didn’t have a clue. Even once I had decided on the first two, I then I couldn’t decide if I wanted Thumper or Jiminy Cricket. In the end I went for Thumper purely because the Jiminy Cricket one was mostly silver with a little gold star and at the time I didn’t particularly like, though now I’ve gone and had another look at it I actually really like it. I think I might buy it as one of the next ones I get.

Jiminy Cricket                  City Lights Collection - Fuchsia Steel

If I got the Jiminy Cricket one then I’d have to for my own personal sanity get a coloured one to go between two of the silver ones. It’s something that would really bug me if I didn’t. I think I’d go for this pink one. I just love the colour of it so much.




Day 3 : Your Summer Essential

First of all I would like to apologise for the lack of posts over the last week, my internet connection has been temperamental to put it  mildly. I was lucky if I got one long enough to open my homepage. Sorry. But I have still kept writing a post each day on my phone, I just haven’t been able to put any pictures into them. I do have good news though, having gone to work this morning with no internet connection, I come home and its all good again. Yay. So for the next few days I think I’m going to try and get two up each day until I’ve got caught up.

I am going to say that the posts are really being done in the order that they should be. The days that I’ve put at the top of the post don’t necessarily match the order that they were done in, but there’s that part of me that needs the numbers to run in order on the page. Anyhoo, enough with the boring rubbish.

Today I was originally going to post the one about my favourite print but instead I thought that considering the weather at the moment that this would be more fitting.

My essential for an English summer is a pair of good wellies. It’s just not an English summer unless its pouring, or as I like to call it mildly damp.  Personally I love the rain especially when I can fall asleep listening to it. I don’t even mind getting wet unless its my feet that are involved –  I can’t really think of things that are worse than walking around in wet socks and shoes for hours.

brand new from their box today are mine.

I’ve wanted a pair of Hunter boots for years now especially after I looked at what I could get when I was writing this post a couple of months ago. Over the weekend I found that my last pair of wellies have a hole in them somewhere and it seemed like the perfect reason. That and I kind of see these as an early present to myself for working all summer while my friends are out having fun.

I really don’t think that the photo that I took of them really shows just how gorgeous the colour of them is. I don’t think that even the picture on their website doesn’t really show it either, if I’m being honest it’s somewhere in the middle of the two. They’re also the tallest wellies that I have ever worn, they end just under my knees and my legs aren’t exactly what I would call short.

I really hope that it rains again tomorrow so that I get a chance to wear them.



Ombre nails

I’ve been wanting to try this out for a while now and I honestly thought that it would be really quick and simple to get it to look good. It was reasonably quick yes, but I think getting it to look really good and even on all of my nails takes some practice, some came out really well others not so.


Seeing as it’s one of my favourite colours, I went for two shades of pink that although in the photo don’t look very pink – I took the photos one my phone so the colours aren’t as good – are in reality quite pink, the bright one can only be described as Barbie pink.


I painted a couple of coats of the bright pink on first. So far so good…


I then used a kitchen sponge to sponge on the lighter pink, which is when it started to get messy. Nail polish went everywhere. I think more ended up on my hands than on my nails.


Finally I used a topcoat to try and blend the colours together, which seemed to really bring the colours out.

I think the more I look at it, the more I’m feeling that this hand isn’t really that bad. It’s not great though but it could be worse. The other hand however is a different story. It’s horrific. I think I should be banned from painting my right hand in future it’s that bad.

Anyhoo, practise makes perfect. Hopefully next time both hands will be more even.