Hello :) It's been a wee while and a major update is on the cards, you all know me well enough by now.!Over the moon with all your birthday wishes in my last post - thank you ♥ Feel like I've not had a proper minute to sit down since then, amongst working and being out and about with friends and to some events. I guess I'll do what I do best and start from the beginning...
I took a trip to NKD in House Of Fraser, where their new waxing salon has just opened in the past couple of months. First and foremost I have to say I am in LOVE with their branding. Very simple but effective and quite cheeky (I'll leave you guys to work out the 'code names' in the illustration above)
There was no point in me even feeling remotely embarrassed about the prospect of getting my legs and a g-string wax, the girls were so upbeat and friendly, with a professional manner that makes you feel very comfortable (they have seen it ALL) Straight to the wax chat and no beating around the boosh, excuse the pun!
The wax used on my legs was applied on and taken off using strips, where as the bikini wax was applied on but then allowed to harden and pulled off by hand. I never even knew there was more than one type of wax, suitable for different areas etc but it was good to get a wee lesson on the ins and outs of the glory of hair removal. All great so far? Yes. Until...
PAIN! Absolutely mortified at my face in these, my flatmate Katrina caught me hilariously on camera (face also NKD with no makeup) Although I start off very intrigued, I have to honestly say that the waxing hurt so much more than what I was preparing myself for. It was bloody nippy, and the feeling of anticipation while the wax was being applied for it undoubtedly to be ripped off again got me feeling giddy. This is from someone who cries at the dentist and getting blood taken mind you - I'd happy sit and get tattooed but for some reason waxing has now fallen into the fear section along with my other foes. Which is gutting, because the results were amazing. The girls in the salon were phenomenal, and you can tell that all the products they use are very luxurious and kind to the skin. Why am I such a wuss? Despite all this (and for the fact that my tattoos mean zilch and I know you lot are a lot braver than me) I would definitely consider going back again before my holiday this summer. The end product was beyond worth it, has lasted for weeks now and the new hair coming in looks and feels a lot lighter. I just need some poor victim to come and hold my hand :') So if you're looking for somewhere new and reliable to get waxed Glasgow ladies, NKD is certainly the place.
From bare skin to furry skin. Dexter really has no place in this post whatsoever apart from the fact he is cute and I'm still a proud mamma :) Above he is chilling with his 'girlfriend' (yes, already) Hello Kitty. He seriously won't leave her alone, and he sits on my bed all cuddled up next to her. I don't have the heart to tell him that she isn't real...
Lots of dressing up and going out has been happening over the past couple of weekends. Working monday to friday on this film I find my saturday/sundays are becoming golden - like normal people! Last saturday I had a belated birthday night out courtesy of John. I went to Silverburn for a new outfit, and got my nails done at Pure Spa with their new Leighton Denny range that is now being used. I am an absolute sucker for a french manicure, and my nail technician did an excellent job. She was so precise with the white and I think it actually helped to make my nails look longer (I'm a biter!) I got a free mini Leighton Denny polish with my manicure which was lovely, I chose a sort of clear sparkly one. I've had one of their polishes from glossybox before, and was really impressed with it's staying power. My nails go through hell at work and polishes really get put to the test, so when I heard that it was their polishes now being used I knew that I wouldn't be disappointed. Certainly going to pop in again next time I'm at Silverburn (shopping, yosushi and a spa all under one roof - need I say more?)
That night John took me to Sapporo Teppanyaki for dinner, then Tiki Bar for the most amazing cocktails. We ended up at the Cathouse and got to see one of my besties Erin who was up from down south (HAI Erin if you're reading this!) I was a bit too steaming so ended up leaving early, with John putting my jammies on and taking my makeup off for me back home. What would I do without him? Hope to see Erin for longer when she's up again soon, or I really need to take a roadtrip down to visit her! How much does it suck when you grow up and you end up so far away from all the people who mean the world to you?
No rest for the wicked, on the sunday night me and John and all his friends went to the Gynhill in paisley for his best friend Kyles book launch. Kyle is also known as The Angel Whisperer, and he is one of the most loving, inspiring and wonderful people I have ever met. It is quite funny how I ended up getting to know Kyle through John, at the same time my mum had visited him for a reading. My mum is not religious and has always been very into her angel cards and crystals, which she has openly introduced and shared with me. I could literally go into a whole other post about my experiences and feelings about this sort of thing, but I know it's not for everyone. Kyle is also a DJ, writer for the Scottish Sun and Spirit and Destiny Magazine, and sponsored by Drop Dead Clothing. Such a cool cat in my cards, but go see for yourself! We had a brilliant night, full of dancing, cupcakes, with the smell of gorgeous incense burning throughout the function suite. Safe to say I needed my bed come 1am.
The rest of my week consisted of working hard, and then the playing hard came again at the weekend when I had a girly weekend with my best friend Jenn. We got dressed up, went out for drinks and some dancing and spent sunday lying on the couch with tea and munchies watching some brilliant films. I ought to mention including Pretty Woman, because I had never seen it before and Jenn was afronted! It was brilliant though. This lady makes me laugh lots and I didn't even have a hangover on the sunday by some insane miracle. I can't wait for our holiday in august :) Love you, crazy girl.
Teamed with every 'going out' outfit I've had the past two weekends has been this little number from AX Paris. It is totally that weather just now where it's too cold to go out without a jacket on a night out, but warm enough that you don't need to be handing your winter duffel into the cloakroom. This jacket has been an absolute life saver, its light, has a lovely tailored fit and pretty much goes with everything! AX Paris, I salute you.
Did any eagle eyes watching Eastenders last week notice that Oscar and Alfie had a few seconds of fame?! My friend Sally is one of their art directors down in london, and needed some snaps for a pet photobook she was making up. So there goes my boys in all their glory! It gave me a right hoot when I saw it on telly, I have some awesome friends, thanks Sally :)
With my boyfriend staying at the house all this week because of his work, and a big group night out planned at the weekend, the days are flying in but I am enjoying them muchly. Lots more to share soon lovely folks, have a great week and watch this space ♥
(Ps. I'm posting on a daily basis on Tumblr these days, so if you've got one c'mon over and say hello)