Easter crafting investments

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I was in Poundland the other day and came across these fab crafting packs and ideas for Easter, at a pound each they are a bargain and brilliant to keep the kids occupied on rainy days or when the are ‘bored’. They have lots of different things to do so you shouldn’t run out of things to do! Here are the majority of things I spotted . . .

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I hope this gives you some inspiration for Easter crafting and activities. I know Easter isn’t for a while but I’m sure these will fly off the shelves and it works out well to always plan ahead!

Lots of love

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The Northern Whig

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Today’s blog is inspired by Back in Belfast, shops, bars and restaurants are offering offers and discount to try and encourage customers to return to Belfast after all the protests. The other week my boyfriend and I took up the Northern Whig’s Back in Belfast offer.

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This is the Northern Whig, 2-10 Bridge Street, Belfast.
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This was the menu we chose from, surprisingly a lot of different meals to chose from. Sometimes places don’t offer that much when they do promotions so we were pleasantly surprised.
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My boyfriend chose the hot and spicy chicken wings, he didn’t really enjoy them that much though, he likes spice but said these were very spicy and not enough chicken on them. I think that’s chicken wings for you, you rarely get much chicken on them.
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I chose the chicken liver pate, it was really nice but for the amount of pate you got, there really could have done with there being more melba toast, which wasn’t very crispy I have to say.

After our so, so starters we weren’t that hopeful about our mains . . .
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My boyfriend chose the grilled haddock and said it was lovely, nice an fresh and the fish was cooked perfectly.
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I went for the lasagne
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It came with a side of chips and garlic bread, all of this was just gorgeous, and the garlic bread was to die for!

Thankfully we were proven wrong with our mains, they were really tasty and well worth the money! We would definitely go again and I would recommend anyone to go to the Northern Whig and try this Back in Belfast offer! I’d also recommend the cocktails if you don’t have to drive, in my opinion one of the best bars for cocktails in Belfast and a good price too! Check out their website www.thenotrthernwhig.com
Lots of love
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Fancy these?

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Hey guys I’m back thank goodness!! We decided to change Internet providers and yesterday was supposed to be the change over, but surprise, surprise that didn’t happen. Then I tried to fix my phone by resetting the factory settings and I ended up blocking my phone when I was entering a new pin and needed a PUK code. So that was me with no Internet or phone for over 12hrs, not fun for an addict like me. Thankfully by 5pm tonight everything was sorted!

55 odd emails greeted me but one I especially loved was from www.thefancy.com, it’s a bit like the site www.fab.com that I’ve told you about before and it just makes me appreciate how the Internet makes it so easy to find fun, different, kooky and unique things at a click of a finger, there truly is something for everyone! These are some items that have caught my eye which I totally love!❤

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This mug/cup would be perfect for my bf, combining his love of coffee and his camera!

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I love this chalkboard, not only for the fact chalkboards remind me of my childhood, but for my love of the moustache!

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Aren’t these glass balloons so cool?! They are like something you would find on The Sims.

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Now this would be great! I mean how often do you find your battery running out when you either don’t have your charger or you’re nowhere near a plug socket? This really would be ideal, even just to give a little boost!

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Every little girl deserves to be a princess, a true sleeping beauty. I love this!

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‘Eat me’ you rarely have to say that twice! I don’t make cookies or biscuits often but I would if I had this! I even think you could use it to make a cupcake topper using fondant icing. Hint hint friends it’s my birthday soon and I love this! 🙂

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I have a friend who would just love this, I seen it and thought of her. 😊

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Perhaps this is my inner geek coming out but I think these are really cool!

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For all the Harry Potter/Hogwarts fans out there isn’t this amazing and imagine how mesmerising it would be to young children, they really would think you have a real magic wand!

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I don’t have an iPhone and wouldn’t particularly chose one, but if I had the option of this cover I would definitely be swayed towards one.

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I would love these for my cupcakes! Look how cute they are.

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How über cute are these for your little dog?!

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Haha how ironic, love it!

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This is something else I would love for my cake and cupcake decorating!

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Love this idea 😊

So what do you guys think? Do you share my taste 😊
Lots of love

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My review of the Oscars after party outfits

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This blog is my review of the red carpet outfits from the Oscars after parties. I’m going to review them using

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐- love it

⭐⭐⭐⭐- really like it

⭐⭐⭐-it’s ok

⭐⭐- umm, not too sure

⭐-horrible, I hate it

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Jennifer Lawrence ⭐⭐⭐

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Adele ⭐⭐

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Heidi Klum ⭐⭐⭐

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Amanda Seyfried⭐⭐⭐

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Diane Kruger⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Anne Hathaway⭐

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Elizabeth Banks⭐⭐⭐

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Kourtney Kardashian⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Natalie Imbruglia⭐⭐⭐

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Vanessa Hudgens⭐

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Leslie Mann⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Allison Williams⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Naomi Watts⭐⭐⭐

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Amy Adams⭐⭐⭐

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Kate Beckinsale⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Britney Spears⭐⭐

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Jane Fonda⭐⭐

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Miranda Kerr⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Kristin Chenoweth⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Chrissy Teigen⭐⭐⭐

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Natalie Portman⭐

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Rosie Huntington⭐

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Zoe Saldana⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Nina Dobrev⭐⭐⭐⭐

Hope you like my red carpet review, do you agree or disagree with me?

Lots of love

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My Oscars red carpet review

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Today’s blog is just a quick review of the Oscars red carpet. These are my opinions of the hits and misses, using a ⭐grading process . . .

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐- love it

⭐⭐⭐⭐- really like it

⭐⭐⭐-it’s ok

⭐⭐- umm, not too sure

⭐-horrible, I hate it

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THE HITS

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Jennifer Lawrence⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Jessica Chastain⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Naomi Watts⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Kristen Chenoweth⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Louise Roe⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Kristen Stewart⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Stacey Keibler⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Jenna Dewan⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Maria Menounos⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Selma Hayek⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Kerry Washington⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Kelly Osbourne and Guiliana Rancic⭐⭐⭐⭐ & ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Zoe Saldana⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Jennifer Hudson⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Adele⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Reese Witherspoon⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Samantha Banks⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Octavia Spencer⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Catherine Zeta Jones⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Jennifer Garner⭐⭐⭐

THE MISSES

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Brandi Glanville⭐

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Jennifer Aniston⭐⭐

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Naomie Harris⭐

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Helen Hunt⭐

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Olivia Munn⭐⭐

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Amy Adams⭐⭐

HMM, I’M NOT TOO SURE

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Nicole Kidman⭐⭐⭐

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Jane Fonda⭐⭐

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Melissa McCarthy⭐⭐

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Amanda Seyfried⭐⭐⭐

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Halle Berry⭐⭐⭐

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Kelly Rowland⭐

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Anne Hathaway⭐

So that’s my red carpet review of the Oscars, what are your opinions?
Lots of love
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Newwww shooes . . . 👟👠👡

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Today’s blog is hopefully to inspired you to design a one off pair of shoes for a low cost price! The next three pictures are of the shoes I made yesterday within a couple of hours . . .

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I went for silver/clear diamanté on the plastic/rubber tips of the toes.

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I chose the colours black, pink purple and blue.

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I chose and easy leopard print design for the whole shoe.

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So what you need is a pair of white converse style pumps. I got these in Sainbury’s for £7.50 instead of £10 because they have 25% off all TU clothing until today.

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In the house I had permanent markers I bought in Poundland, these were way cheaper than the Sharpie pens.

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I had clear/silver diamantes I bought off eBay.

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I also had superglue I got in Poundland, I think it’s a packet of 6 or 8 for a pound and they work ok.

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Ok the first thing you want to do is remove the laces.

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I then used my pink, blue and purple permanent markers to draw random shapes (trying to have a leopard print theme) all over the shoe.

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On the thicker lines of stitching I coloured them with the pink, purple and blue.

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This is the other side, the ink does spread out a bit so try not to do the spots too close together.

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Now go around all the ‘spots’ on the shoes to highlight them, some with black the whole way round and some partly (as you can see in the picture).

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Also add some random dots, triangles and Y like shapes with your black pen in the spaces you have left.

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Don’t do too many, you need to stop, look at it and think do I need anymore? You don’t want to do too much.

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Now it’s time to apply your diamante, apply superglue to the plastic/rubber bit of your shoe and using either tweezers or something to pick the gems up, like a cocktail stick with a little glue on the tip, apply your diamantes.

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Keep applying over the whole area.

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Until completed. You might find when it dries the glue has gone a little funny and turned your diamantes frosted. To bring back the shine once dry, coat with a thin layer of clear nail polish and leave to dry.

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Simple as that, that is them finished! I hope you like them and are inspired to do your own.

Lots of love

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My week through the eyes of Instagram

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My week through the eyes of Instagram . . .

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My lovely boyfriend Ryan bought me this bottle of Marc Jacobs perfume for valentines. It is so lovely and fresh, a great smell for Spring/Summer!

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On Monday I ventured to Superdrug and picked up these MUA polishes, a pound each!

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These Barry M textured polishes, which were 2 for £6. They are exactly like Nails Inc concrete polishes but in pastel colours and at a fraction of the price!

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I also invested in these Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine polishes, they are gorgeous colours and save you needing to apply a topcoat.

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I also took my cousins to Stormount Park on Monday as it was half term and surprisingly not raining! However it was freezing, so as I sat curled up with my hood up on the park bench, frozen this lovely little cup of tea was the only thing that kept me going!

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This was half way up the hill to Stormount Buildings, and yes we made it right to the top! 😀

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Stormount buildings peaking through the forest

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Tuesday called for a mega coffee boost and again it was a nice day and thankfully not as cold so I went for a venti iced caramel macchiato, one of my favourites!

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This is my prep for my homemade pizza on tues night, black olives, pepper, mushrooms and sundried tomatoes

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My finished pizza, it was so yummy, quick and easy to make!

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I also decided that I would get back to doing some nail art. I was inspired by my perfume my boyfriend got me so I tried out some Marc Jacobs Daisy inspired nails.

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I also took some inspiration from London fashion week with these Mulberry inspired nails.

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House of Holland inspired nails.

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Burberry inspired nails.

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My collection of nail polishes, trying to match colours can be so hard too.

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My other Mulberry inspired nails.

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Aminaka Wilmonts inspired nails.

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Whistles inspired nails.

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Will all the London fashion week inspired nails I caught the bug for nail art and asked my friends if any of them wanted to be my guinea pigs . . .

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My friend Sinead’s nails

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Her right hand/nails.

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Her left hand/nails.

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My homemade spag bol with parmesan and fresh basil.

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A tasty afternoon snack, warm croissant, strawberry jam and a cup of tea.

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Chicken curry half and half with peppers and mushrooms (4syns on slimming world)

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So I was in the Co-op during the week (totally exhausted, as per usual this weather) and seen the new red bull limited edition flavours on offer so I decided to try out the blueberry one, it was nice but I think if I was blindfolded I wouldn’t have guess it was blueberry flavour.

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So I said about using my friends as guinea pigs, my friend Christine volunteered too.

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These are Christine’s finished nails

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Christine’s right hand/nails.

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Christine’s left hand/nails.

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Some bath time pampering.

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My Essie polish finally arrived.

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Tried it out on mum, not 100% convinced on it, it didn’t really go on the best and looked a bit streaky.

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Friday was girly catch up day with one of my friend’s Lauren and her gorgeous wee one Chloe.

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As you can see she too volunteered for some nail art.

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She went for the pastel colours.

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Lauren’s left hand/nails.

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Lauren’s right hand/nails.

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I thought I’d show my Instagram followers some nails I had last year.

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I decided on Friday night that I would paint my nails for the weekend and tried out some shabby chic themed ones.

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Trying out my new Minnie Mouse shower cap, bargain from Poundland.

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Loving my new moustache stacked rings I got in the sale

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Saturday morning I went and go my hair cut, it’s been a long time and I was nervous because the last person who cut it, totally mauled it!

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This was me before dinner for my friend’s birthday on Saturday night, loving my new hair cut.

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Just a few layers, a trim and texture and my hair is completely changed for the better!

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Sainbury’s had 25% of all their TU clothing this weekend, so I invested in these white converse style pumps and I would customise them.

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So I ended up getting these shoes for £7.50 and using permanent markers, superglue and diamante to customise my shoes.

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Leopard print and diamanté something unique by me.

Well that was my week.
Lots of love

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