I was really chuffed with all your lovely feedback on my last post :) I don't normally share outfits on here, so was relieved when so many of you liked my holiday dresses, especially the floral one (which was by the concession LOVE at Topshop, in the sale a year or so ago for anyone wondering) And to those who commented on my bikini'd self, thank you (blush) I've put on a few pounds since I moved house and haven't rejoined the gym yet. Never in my lifetime have I been slim, but I am keen to get back to my 'happy' weight (which is really just the weight that my body seems to NEVER want to go lower than, no matter how much exercise or dieting I undertake) Plus, cupcakes make me far happier than what being a size 8 ever would.
I had a few lovely parcels waiting at the royal mail depot for me on my return, and another couple which arrived the week I got home. It felt like Christmas come early - something in the post for once that isn't bills or the Betterware catalogue, woo hoo! Here's my goodies from the last week or so:
Paul Mitchell products plus a cute wash bag won in Kel's giveaway over on her blog Hair Advice and All Things Nice. Paul Mitchell is one of these iconic, old school brands I grew up with (genuinely remember the bottles sitting by the side of the bath when I was a kid in the 90's) because my mum is a hairdresser and she was always a fan of their products in the salon and at home. So pleased to have won the shampoo, conditioner and two styling products, as I know how great quality they are. Plus, my mum always shouts at me for buying cheap, 'plastic' filled shampoo's etc. She is sorting my colour and extensions soon, so I think my hair will be in for a treat with these!
My second ever Glossybox was also sheepishly awaiting my return. I say sheepishly, after all the hoo-haa surrounding the contents of the last box. I won't go on about it, but I am very pleased with this months box and I think Glossybox can hold their head high at providing us with this great selection of goodies all for £10. I'm not too pleased about the price increasing to £12.95 in a couple of months time, but that's just because I'm a stingey biatch at times! The increased price is still total value for money when you total up what you're getting. But my OCD self feels that £10 was a nice, round number to contend with. That's only a dominoes pizza, 3 starbucks, or a return train ticket for me into Glasgow when I think about it. Not bad at all.
I also won Dayner's giveaway over at her blog (and shop) Mozzypop. I have been eyeing up Dayners cute creations for such a long time - I mean, you bloody must not have a soul if you don't want to AUWW at these tiny fried egg hair clips?! The prizes contained some items from her shop, including the cute owl ring above, which is actually featured on the front of her business card, plus these lovely things below:
Pink replica Mulberry Alexa bag - oooooooh!
Three Collection 2000 polishes in Lemon Soda, Button Moon, and Hoola Hoop. Along with two Jelly Belly lip balms in Watermelon and Bubblegum. I dunno if it's just me, but I think that little bundle looks good enough to eat. Can't wait to rock some cute ice cream colours on my nails.
The Gold Owl ring, White Stone Tribal ring, and Drink Me necklace all from the Mozzypop Folksy.
They say good luck comes in three's right? My third win recently was one of the Witch liquid concealers, which I got from Sherrie and her blog Mirror Mirror On The Wall. I have never really used proper concealer before (shock horror) and to be honest I don't even know how to use it? Over or under foundation? It's all a bit of a mystery, so I can't wait to try this out and introduce you all to my clear complexion and airbrushed self.... I wish! We'll see :p
And then, there's the absolute wee legend who is Rosie :) This is the second parcel she has sent me, and literally everything about it (right down to the cute packaging, amazing wrapping paper, old style cinema tickets, and quirky stickers she covers the box in) makes me smile, so much. This box contained some awesome postcards, a lomography poster, a mix cd, a Mac badge, Vans keyring, and cute as hell little Toast and Mushroom rings! This girl is seriously far too good to me, love her to bits. But now the pressure is on, I want to make her an equally as awesome parcel in return! :) ♥ Exchanging mix cd's is definitely something I want to do more of, and have previously recieved one from Stevie and Jess, so if you fancy it - drop me an email! Here's what songs Rosie had in store for me this time around:
Listening to all these lovely tunes got me looking online for gigs happening this year. Turns out a lot of the bands I listened to in my teens are touring quite soon! I bought me and David tickets for Forever The Sickest Kids yesterday, but there are still a few bands I'd like to get tickets for. I'll write a wee list, and if any of you glasgow/edinburgh based bloggy ladies fancied having a wee meet up and going to a gig one night (and most importantly, if you unshamefully share similar taste in music as me) then drop me an email :) A few coming up I'd love to go see include New Found Glory, Panic! At The Disco, Funeral For A Friend, City and Colour, The Dykeenies, The Blackout/We Are The Ocean, Friendly Fires, Yellowcard, and All Time Low. Any takers?
Last night, I went to meet the lovely Stephanie for a coffee in Tinderbox. We had a great chat, lots of laughing and like many of the blogger girls I've had the pleasure of meeting the past year or so - it felt as if we'd been friends for years :) Look forward to seeing this lady again soon! Be sure to check her out, along with the other gals I've linked to above (they're all super awesome, I promise you'll thank me) Tonight having a date night with David, which will consist of some yummy japanese food at Nanakusa, followed by us finally getting to see Harry Potter (I know, I'm a bit late with that) Today is my 7th day working, so pretty safe to say I'm looking forward to the weekend. Tomorrow I'm going for shopping and lunch with David's mum and sister, and tomorrow night I'm going to a wee girlie sleepover at one of my best girls Dominique's new house (defo a chance to use up all the leftover cocktail making alcohol from my birthday!) Sunday, I'm meeting another bestie Leah for brunch, then heading over to Zen in Edinburgh for a facial. After a hectic week at work, and all that nonsense with the house flooding (which is sorted now, thanks for all your messages and comments) I am REALLY needing it. The weather has been so muggy here in glasgow, by the end of each day my skin and makeup is somewhat resembling old gregg from the mighty boosh. I mean, as much as he is sexy as hell (lolz) my skin will be glad of a some serious tlc.
One final thing, is that my Style Passport entry I mentioned in the last post is finally live and kicking! You can see my entry and the rest of the contenders here, and if you think I deserve to win I would really appreciate your vote. The link is at the bottom of the page, and it literally takes two seconds. You don't need to register, or enter your email address or anything. Just select the name, and click to vote :) Voting closes on August 4th at 11.45pm. You girls helped me do so well in the Next bloggers christmas challenge last year (Remember how much of a pest I was? I literally could not have done it with out you all!) so if you fancied showing a bit of love for me for this competition too, then I promise I won't tweet obsessively about it every day :) Have a great weekend, love yees all!