Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Nails - Essie Topless & Barefoot & Nails Inc Victoria Embankment

One thing that I seem to spend so much of my spare time doing (apart from looking on the Internet) is painting my nails. I always find that I need some sort of colour on them, even a nude will do, otherwise I feel undressed and I have missed something.

I have my a go to red, that I love and can rely on to go with anything, but I also like to mix it up and try different colours.

One of my favorite nudes is Essie's 'Topless & Barefoot' it works really well with my skin tone and doesn't look like it blends into my skin. To add a bit of sparkle, I created an accent nail (on my ring finger) using Nails Inc's 'Victoria Embankment'.

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Take a break and breathe

A rare sight of Bambi and Lola together and peaceful

It is nearly the end of January and time is flying, the planned blog posts I had in mind and on paper are still yet to happen. But, I have planned and booked a week away in June, that's something ticked off of the list and to look forward to.

Even though I haven't been updating the blog as much as I would like, you can still take a look at my other online past times by clicking the below links:

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

The view from indoors

On Friday, in the Surrey hills it snowed, the snowflakes fell in clumps; it was a bit like the flakes were holding hands as they fell down to the ground, and it fell fast. I made the decision to set up work from home and snuggle onto the sofa with a nice hot cup of tea.

I couldn't resist taking 'snow breaks' to update myself and Chris (who was also working from home) on the snow progress. By midday, there was a decent covering and the camera came out. The snow fell for the whole day and covered the countryside in a white, but very cold blanket.

These are a few photos I took from the comfort of the house. We didn't go out to 'play' in it until Saturday, post to follow.

Friday, 18 January 2013

Drive time music

This is my first 'Drive time music' of 2013 and there is only one song. I have played this song so many times since I first heard it and I love it!

Tom Odell is a 22 year old, musician from Chichester and won the Brit Award for Critics' Choice category for 2013. You are going to be hearing a lot from Tom Odell this year.

Tom Odell - Can't Pretend

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Style love

There is one persons style who I could loose myself in for hours. I love having half an hour to disappear off into my own little world and just scroll through the internet of this lovely ladies amazing world of fashion!

Erika Bearman, has made a name for herself in the world of fashion and social media, you may also know of her as 'OscarPRGirl'. As well as working full time as the Director of Communications for Oscar de la Renta, she also shares behind the scene photos and outfits she loves to wear by Oscar de la Renta himself.

By typing her name into a search engine (Erika Bearman and/or OscarPRGirl), you will find many photos that Erika has taken of herself, of others; catwalk shows, events, behind the scenes and sneak peeks. Magazines and websites have run features on her, there is lots to find and gaze over.

These are a few of the images that I have pinned and really do love, she has a great style that I really admire and every day she is always doing something new and exciting, even if it is sharing her outfit for the day.

You can find these images and so many more at Erika's Instagram and Tumblr.

Monday, 7 January 2013

The wait is over... 2013 is here

I had been longing and pining for the end of 2012, I ended up wishing the days away (which I know is something you should never do) and the end of the year really couldn't come soon enough.

My blog was very neglected and unloved, I tried my best to set time aside, but in all honesty my heart wasn't in it. My home life was stressful, family life hard which had a big knock on effect to my working life.

I am the type of person who keeps everything bottled up, I put on a brave face so that people around me don't ask questions, which in turn means that don't have a clue what an emotional and unstable wreak I am. But my worrying and anxious mind really doesn't help when I am trying to stay calm and collective.

After the first few months of 2012, I felt like a lot had already happened. Lola was ill, I moved house, I was stressed with work and went a holiday; that I felt very guilty to be on. The worst feeling of darkness swept me off of my feet, into a very deep and dark black hole.

After being in and out of hospital since January, my Dad passed away in June. It pains me so much to even write these words. I never ever thought I could feel so much hurt and upset, I would never wish this upon my worst enemy. The emptiness and sadness that surrounds me feels never ending, but I have had an amazing set of friends and family around me. I wouldn't get out of bed every morning if it wasn't for Chris, he has been my life support through this time.

I can laugh, have good days and even find myself having fun, but there are still a lot of the dark moments where I find myself breaking down at the smallest of things. It can be something someone says, or a TV show, someone can do something that would just remind me and I would be find tears running down my face.

I struggled with returning to work, it held a lot of negative emotions and I hated the felling of others feeling sorry for me (the tale tell look on peoples faces). I needed a break and move to where no one knew anything. I made the move in October and have been in my new job now for three months, it has taken my mind off of things and made the process slightly easier.

2013, is a new year and a new start, the pain isn't any easier, but it is the small things that make all the difference, writing 2013 instead of 2012, is really helping and doesn't bring negative thoughts every time I see the number.

I hope 2013 is everything you want it to be and heres to a positive out look to the year ahead.

*The photo is of my Dad and I, four days before he passed.