Air Mail & Good Karma

Hello lovelies! Happy sunday :) I am currently sitting typing this in my new kitchen, at the breakfast bar with the radio on waiting for David's mum and dad to arrive to see us for the day. The sun is beaming through the window - it's absolutely gorgeous. I think today is going to be a lovely little day.

Hope the weather is nice where you are too. Yesterday I went for lunch and cocktails with Jenn (strawberry daiquiri's FTW!) and then onto Luisa's house at night for an awesome 3 course dinner. Man, Italians can cook! I went into a bit of a food coma straight afterwards, but it was worth it. Her home made oreo chocolate brownies and rocky road will be getting demolished today :) Walking home to the train station later it felt like a proper summer night. I could def get used to this - bring on summer!

Some pretty awesome parcels arrived at our house during the week. Both the morning after the night of Katy Perry, so my candy land filled night turned into a candy land filled morning too! You'll see why in a second. My first parcel is from a wonderful canadian blogger called Christine.




I sent Christine some British goodies (you can see exactly what I sent her here) In return, I asked her if she could get her paws on some Hello Kitty nail varnish and the Kat Von D Tattoo Chronicles makeup collection for me (both from Sephora) That's what the big book looking thing is there! Would you like to have a closer nosy at this in an upcoming post? The inside is beautiful, and it contains a mix of eyeshadows, primers, some fake eyelashes and a rollerball perfume. As a tattooed gal myself, I really wanted to try out something from Kat's range (plus Sj's amazing reviews on the lipstick and eyeshadow palletes had me hooked!) She also sent me a Covergirl lashblast fusion mascara, and a Tarina Tarantino pearl glow primer.



Thank you so much Christine, your email chats have made me smile, and your card has brightened up my kitchen window - and of course I can't wait to try out all my new goodies ♥

My second parcel is from a lovely american lass called Kasey. I wasn't sure at this stage what other american makeup I would like to try, so I asked her if I could be a total pig and just get her to send me all sweets instead. I sent her a package similar to Christines, with sweets, chocolate, and some makeup brands that you can only get here in the UK. This is what Kasey sent me in return:



Absolute madness! Hahaha, I love it. I really don't know what else to say, apart from that I have had lucky charms for breakfast every morning and twinkies with my cup of tea before bed every night. Uh oh, buh bye bikini body for summer. Kasey also sent me a cute Vera Bradley coin purse and made me an awesome pop punk mix cd. I think I will be locking myself in the house for the next month, eating my goodies with a full face of dramatic makeup and Forever The Sickest Kids on repeat. Soooo, see ya later! ;)

On a slightly less sugar infused note, I had a really shit start to the year (mostly to do with a job I was on, but I won't go into it) but my friends and family are a brilliant bunch and helped me to 'just keep trucking' through it. I am a firm believer in good karma, and I tend not to complain about things unless I plan on getting out there are doing something about it. I'm impulsive and determined, and just as I have been feeling a bit more relaxed recently, a few good things have started to trickle my way. Let me share them with you, because it's proof that there is always some sort of calm after the storm:

1. Possibly landing my 2nd big Art Director role on a job later this year (mustn't jinx it though, please just keep your fingers and toes crossed for me)

2. Winning Zoe's Sleek giveaway, by tweeting this picture and telling her how amazing Croatia and Slovenia were. Thank you Zoe, I never bloody win anything, ever!

3. Haha uh oh, that was until I won Emma's mac giveaway. Thank you Emma - they say good luck comes in 3's so I guess thats me had my share now ;)

Also, here's a little update on my complaints in the last post. I have sent my tights back to Pretty Polly, along with another letter so fingers crossed they will be able to replace them. I also went into mac about my blusher, and it turns out this isn't the first time they've seen it happen! So they took it back with my reciept no bother, but unfortunately didn'y have any blushes left to replace it with :( Sad times, so instead I took the £21 back and treated myself to some bubble bars from Lush and a massive lunch at Yo Sushi.

I'll end this wordy post with some things I've got to look forward to over the next week:

1. Having brunch with a friend in Edinburgh tomorrow, then David coming to meet me for a wee wander and some shopping.

2. My cupcake making class at Cupcake on tuesday night.

3. My day at the Blythswood Square Spa on thursday, thanks to my wonderful boyfriend. Afternoon tea and cake, the thermal experience and a turus body wrap (it better take some inches off my waist after all those cakes!)

4. The Blythswood Square Hotel again on saturday, at the Scottish Ballet Blogger meet up. We will be attending a Mad Hatters-ish tea party, and then going to see Alice by the Scottish Ballet, and perhaps some sort of eating, drinking and dancing afterwards. Can't wait to meet some fellow bloggers ♥

Ayden x

36 comments:

  1. WOW!!! All that candy! I'm drooling here x

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  2. Glad you're having such good weather up in Scotland, it's very warm here in Malta already too just been to the beach to catch up on some reading and find that people have already started swimming lol!
    Americans look like they have some serious looking candy there I'm a total pig when it comes to anything sweet! These swaps are just too cool!
    Fingers and toes crossed for you hope you get the job :)) X

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  3. Congrats on your packages and swaps . They are so lovely especially the tea related one ! sounds like you had a really good day .

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  4. wah i love this post. i think it might be because of all the sweets but also the happy things! hope things continue to look up for you my love. my fingers are crossed about the job too... eek so exciting! enjoy the rest of your weekend xx

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  5. These swaps are such a good idea,I love all the American goodies, I wish someone would send me pretzel M&Ms and flipz chocolate pretzels, they are like the best! Fabulous post x

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  6. Wow I want to eat ALL of that stuff! aww I'm so glad everything's looking up for you now, and good luck with the job lovely! x

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  7. But Ayden, it's difficult to cross my toes! Haha, I really hope you get that art director job!

    This pen pal/exchange you have going on is so cool. There's so many UK brands I want to try and it's just impossible to get my hands on things! I hope you do a review on that Kat Von D makeup palette. I've always wondered at the quality.

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  8. All is sounding wonderful love! Fingers toes legs arms and eyes all crossed for you for the job you want! Glad you're settled into your new home/sugar den! Hope the rest of your weekend is awesome x

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  9. Ohh wow those swaps look amazing, look at all those sweets!! Would definitely like to see the contents of the Kat Von D collection. Really loving the make up after reading SJs reviews! I'm going to the blogger meet up on Saturday to, so I'll see you there! :) xx

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  10. Ooooh, how lucky of you! I'm totally jealous of all those amazing sweets you now have your paws on.

    x x Michelle
    http://www.thefeatherden.net

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  11. Wooow that's a lot of candy! This post gave me such a craving for sour sweeties!
    Hope you have fun at the blogger meet up, the ballet looks like it's going to be amazing!

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  12. OMG all of those sweets look AMAZING! I love the look of the make-up too, would love to see more of that :)

    Maria xxx

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  13. hey sweetie! so happy that your liking everything. :D:D and holy american treats! haha i want some lucky charms now. and how amazing is the marshmellow fluff stuff? and i'm so glad to hear that youve been having some good karma in the past week. thats unfortunate about the mac ww blusher depotting itself. :/
    hope you have a good week darling xx

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  14. What a great idea! I've never been to America so would love to get my teeth around all that stuff! It's so expensive from somewhere like Selfridges or CyberCandy too. The Kat Von D makeup looks amazing- please show us the inside! x

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  15. wow! I wish all that happened to me! xxx

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  16. Ohh my - peanut butter m&ms are legend!! I would love to have a peek into the kat von d palette - I tried her liquid liner last year and loved it! Good luck with the job prospects sweets!! ps so excited(but a teeny bit nervous) to meet everyone on Saturday! xx

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  17. Wow! Look at all those goodies! You lucky girl :) xo

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  18. Your such a busy wee bee...ZZ ;)

    Those goodie bag swaps are a great Idea, always wondered what twinkie was like

    Good stuff on the good Karma btw! Fingers crossed with the new position!

    Hope Edin is nice for you tomorrow :)

    Joanne xx

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  19. you got some awesome stuff. Is that stuff in a jar really like edible fluff?

    x

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  20. Good luck with the job, I'll keep my fingers crossed! I love the look of the American candy, I was born there and my godmother used to send all sorts of stuff for Christmas. My favourite used to be marshmallow fluff, though now I'm not sure what I saw in it... Also just wanted to say I loved the family protrait post, the old photographs are beautiful - it's so interesting to see a little piece of a family's history. You look so like your mum! xxx

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  21. Wow so many goodies! I love receiving parcels!

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  22. woah, I am droooooling! I need in on these swaps!

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  23. YUMYUMYUM!
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    XOXO

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  24. Awh these are so sweet! I esp love the dog in your sidebar. x hivennn

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  25. looks like you got a lot of gifts!

    hope you get that job!!!! :)

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  26. Oh.my.good.god. I love the look of those sweets. Proper gummy jelly sweets....*droooooool*

    Glad the year is picking up for you Ayden, you deserve, such a lovely haggis, and I totally believe you'll get the things you want in life.

    xxx

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  27. You need to tell me if Alice is good :). Its coming up to Abdn next month :).

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  28. yesyes please show the Kat Von D makeup! these parcels look lovely xo

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  29. you could open a candy shop with all those goodies! good mail always make me smile :)

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  30. Wow, what great parcels! Whenever someone comes to visit from the US I always get them to bring lots of sweeties too! :) xx

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  31. This is such a great idea! Just looking at those kinder eggs, and thinking about lucky charms is seriously making me salivate, you lucky get!

    :D

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  32. Thos packages look fantastic, hope you thoroughly enjoy them!

    And Karma does pay, glad you're reaping the benefits. Everything crossed for the job- mucho excitement!

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  33. Oh my goodness! You lucked out on all your lovely gifts! Now I'd like some candy. I love kinder bars!

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  34. What a cute idea! I should totally do a swap with someone in the states or UK (I'm in Canada!)

    Also I use that mascara she sent you, and I love it! I hope you do too <3

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