Hello (almost) May, where did you come from?
John was sound engineer at the Frightened Rabbit gig in his home town a couple of weeks ago. I went along before the gig for some dinner at the Cafe, watched the sunset across the water at Gourock and also watched these lads sound check. Leah and her sister came along too, and we had a very up close and personal view of Scott and the band for the evening :) Have you heard Frightened Rabbit before? I'm pretty sure I've popped them on a couple of cd's I made for Rosie.
I honestly cannot belieeeve how quickly this year is going in. My new little brother or sister will be born in a few weeks time, and it's just over a month until my 23rd birthday. Wahh! I'm in the middle of a very long run at work with only one day off (tomorrow, bring it on!) Which has been tiring but I'm looking forward to having a rest at the other end. Booking up some holidays and perhaps parting with a bit of my well earned pennies. I was sent some holiday sized shampoo, conditioner and treatment oil by Osmo, and I decided to include it in a post anyways because I am actually already quite a fan of their Berber Oil treatments. I received some at a blogger event last year and I used them until I was scraping the barrel. They have been an absolute godsend since I had my hair ombre'd, and have really helped to keep the quality of my tips as good as the rest of my hair.
However, my flatmate also had a couple of tries of these and found the Argan Oil to be a bit too heavy for her hair (She has very fine hair I must add) So I'm not quite sure how someone else with fine hair would find it, but I have continually used it as my daily shampoo/conditioner and not found it to be too heavy at all. The 'Mask' can be used as a daily conditioner, or also as a mask funnily enough! It reminded me of aussie 3 minute miracle! The smell is lovely :) I have not quite mastered how to use the oil yet, I think a little goes a long way but I am not great at evenly distributing it. My mum is actually coming over tomorrow on my day off to do my hair, so I think I'll give her the oil to use on me when she blow dries it. I've only ever used it on the ends of my hair so far as I'm worried about ever putting oily products near my roots/fringe. But as you can see, I think it has really helped to keep my bleached hair nice and nourished. Have you tried anything from the Osmo Berber Oil Range? On the subject of hair, check how much mines has grown since my 21st birthday?!
It has taken me almost 2 bloody years to grow my hair this long. Sometimes I would love to chop it all off, and other times I can't imagine having short hair again as I feel I can do so much more with it now. I bought some awesome hair slides at the North Lakes Tattoo Convention...
Plus a Hello Kitty key cover and some super cute earrings :)
Also bought the above 2 prints at the convention, which prompted me to do a little reshuffle of my room and visit next home for some goodies.
My bird cage jewellery holder from Urban Outfitters,, wooden 'time for tea' from Next Home, and my Cameron+Whitney paper portrait. I have also been burning incense a lot lately. Anyone recommend some nice smells? I have half a pack of Patchouli left, wanting to buy something else soon.
New cushions :) much to Johns dismay, haha. All from Next Home. I should not be let loose in that store, they have so much wonderful stuff that my bank balance can't afford.
I inherited this bird cage from TKMaxx off of the recent Irn Bru adverts that I worked on. The colour scheme fitted my room nicely, but I had no idea what to do with it. When in doubt, stuff it with tealights. Aye, candles make anything better! Think it looks okay?
And finally, my favourite buy from Next Home that day. New side lamp :) What can I say, it was almost made for me! Always feel better after a wee shoogle about of my bedroom. It really shows I'm growing up when I want to spend my wages on new curtains, bedcovers, rugs, lamps etc. If you have any links to nice homeware websites please send them to me. I really can't wait to have a house of my own, a complete blank canvass which I can decorate completely from start to finish.
As well as work and spending time making the house a home, I've been enjoying a few nights out and charity nights with my nearest and dearest. John is such a good going out buddy, drinking and dancing with a boy has never been so fun, however we probably look like complete lunatics to anyone watching! I won a massive yankee candle at the raffle of the charity night I went to, and it's got me absolutely itching for one of those big Jo Malone candles. Expensive though aren't they :( But worth it?
A bit of an eclectic post as usual, I'm trying to think what else has been happening but the past few weeks have been a bit of a blur to be honest. Starting to get cabin fever here in the studio at the BBC. I've got a couple of nights out and dinners to look forward to this weekend, and a spa day on sunday with Louise. Just what I'll be needing after finishing up work on friday. I also got the good news that I will be visiting London again at the start of june, as I am art directing one of the three locations for the Queen's Jubilee :) Absolutely over the moon, but totally terrified as this is probably my biggest job to date. I'll let you know when I'll exactly be down there, and if anyone wants to meet up for dinner or something send me a message! I promise it won't be like last time I came down and ended up in hospital in Bristol... second time lucky eh ladies? :)