Saturday, 30 March 2013

Up Cyclying Biscuit Tins... Part 2

This is second installment of my biscuit tin spraying......This was my first installment.
A Cadbury's Roses tin and a USA biscuit tin... and they turned out perfect

The tin in the background is the dud!

Tips for spraying tins:
  • Wash them thoroughly
  • Lightly sand them 
  • Use a primer
  • Spray many lights coats 
  • Let each coat dry completely


Thursday, 28 March 2013

Barry M Textured Nail Affect.... Barry M Textured Nail Affect....TNP1

When I tried this the first time I was unsure how many coats I would need to apply, one or two?? It is very pretty with one coat but then when you apply the second it looks like your second coat is smoothing out the texture....
In this pic you can see the first 2 nails are painted with one coat and is very pretty and I started painted the third nail and I kinda got nervous thinking the texture was gone....but ....

 The finished it!! This was the only colour left in my local Boots, which was a disappointment because I wasted one in each colour.


Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation and Rouge Edition Lippy

Before I started blogging, I used to be such a slave to products I was used to. I still have my absolute favorites but bloggin has inspired me to be a bit more adventurous and try new products...

Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation and Rouge Edition Lippy
My foundation is in the colour 51 and is a perfect match to my skin.The foundation has a soft floral fragrance and applies smoothly.

Foundation on the left and lippy on the right

My fav of these 2 was the lippy, colour fabulous, creamy and long lasting....but I am mad about the colour!!It's a perfect mix of pink and coral!

17 Rose millésime


Monday, 25 March 2013

Dunlop Blizzard Wellies.....

So I have been on the hunt for wellies for ages and then I got a great deal on lovely Havaianas wellies in the January Sales....but after being farming for over 2 weeks now the wellies have split in the back. So I returned them and went off to my local NCF co op and bought myself a pair of Dunlop Blizzard Wellies.....

Mine are on the left, Hubbies on the left
It is so hard to get a WORKING woman's wellie. My local co op had loads of choices for men, but poor selection for women. I really wanted pretty wellies but after looking for ages and having bad luck with the ones I bought. I went heavy duty (I think)....I would have thought that it was the norm for wellies to going up to the knee but it was not so in my local co op.And these are technically snow boots and they are three quarter length so not so bad I guess....

I also picked up new ones for Hubbie......

Lets see how we go with these!


Sunday, 17 March 2013

Silent Sunday...

Instead of my usual pic or quote I thought I would share this with you all....I got it emailed to me by a friend and I love it!!....
Shortest speech by CEO of Coca Cola

I think this says a lot when you work full time and are trying to balance life and work! Very inspirational I think and thanks to Mr Bryan Dyson for such wise words!


Happy St Patrick's Day!

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Bake Day...Banana Bread!

A little baking has sorted me out.....just calm kitchen pottering with a yum result......Banana Bread!

I googled this recipe in 2006 and thanks to Darina Allen it has been a staple in our house since.

I left out the walnuts because Hubbie does not like nuts...

I love this with some butter and tea!

Have a lovely weekend all! 

I am heading over to Avenue 57 to get some inspiration on what to wear today when I eventually get out of my hoodie and trackies!!


Saturday, 9 March 2013


Saturday Slouching...

Grey Military Style Cardigan (Old)

Sorry the pic quality is rubbish, but we will get the idea.

I love floaty,floral/cute pattern dresses. But I really don't feel like the suit me. I love the comfort of them.

Things I love about them..

  • Comfort, they are not tight, loose around me and not sticking to me 
  • Femine, girly and I love to wear a dress
  • Lenght, I used to fight with this and I used to leave little loveies back on the rack because they were too short. But I was missing out on lovely dresses so I just have accepted that they are short and I wear black tights or leggins with them and off I go....I relented and accepted short dresses. I think its an age thing really, I am in my late 30's and I don't really think it's a good look for me to wear too short...
  • Waist, the waist is never at my waist and I always feel like an empire line than a regular waist.

On a side note you may notice a I am wearing a pedometer on the top of my boot.I am doing a stepping challenge with work which has a daily challenge target number of steps. I am currently on 10K steps a day for the next 3 weeks.It's tough, trying to do 10,000 steps a day, it means I have to go on the threadmill for 45mins a day and also a half an hour walk at lunch break....


Friday, 8 March 2013

Weekend Jibber Jabber.....

I have had a blogging holiday......well sort of......what really happened is that I lost my blog mojo....and to be honest I am not sure if it is back....

I am so uninspired at the moment.....nothing is making my mind pop at all......not even nail polish.....and that is bad when I am saying that....

Am I fixed now?.....I don't think so. I feel I have reached a blogging crossroads....I am unsure of the direction of my blog and I am not completely happy with some of the content....

I am not happy with the look and I think my blog needs a face lift.......

Still all else is good!

This is a bit of a strange post....just want to let you know I have not disappeared...

Have a lovely weekend!


Sunday, 3 March 2013