Monday, December 22, 2014

Christmas at Liberty's

I hope you don't mind the next couple of days will be photo heavy/word light as I wind down for Christmas. Today's post will feature photos taken from a trip to Liberty's way back in October before we'd even celebrated Halloween.

It's safe to say that Ben this year has taken on the role of Buddy the Elf, hence the early trip. We also went to Fortnum & Mason which will feature in tomorrow's post along with one or two photos taken on Sunday's visit.

And just because it's Christmas doesn't mean there isn't time for a pineapple!!

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Saturday, December 20, 2014

The Reading Tag

I saw the reading tag floating around one or two blogs and thought I'd throw it onto my littel space in the hope it'll reignite my love of reading. Having just finished reading Victoria Fox's Power Games link and enjoyed it to the point that I couldn't get into any of the other three books pictured above I thought it was worth a shot.

If you're interested in a book that's a cross between Lost and Dynasty I'd definitely recommend Power Games highly. It's your typical page turning book that fans of Jackie Collins and the like will enjoy. Pure escapism is the name of the game as you journey with seven 'deadly sinners' on a private jet to paradise - or so they think.

So on with the tag....

Do you have a certain place for reading at home?
My reading tends to happen on the train to work. It's only if a book is a real page turner and I can drag myself away from the laptop I'll pick it up at home.

Bookmark or random piece of paper?
Neither, I'm one of those naughty people that folds over the corner of the page I'm on.

Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter or a certain number of pages?
No I have to wait for a chapter to end or a break in the story. I have been known to carry on reading up the station escalators to achieve this!

One book at a time or several at once?
One at a time

Reading at home or everywhere?
If I could choose somewhere on a beach would be nice

Reading out loud or silently in your head?
I think I'd get some strange looks on the train if I were to read out loud

Do you ever read ahead or skip pages?
Much to peoples frustration I can happily know the ending and/or skip pages or try to read ahead if I want to know what happens.

Breaking the spine or keeping it new?
There is nothing better than breaking the spine of a new book although as I get most from the library I don't often have that pleasure

Do you ever write in books?
Never fiction but sometimes if books are of the reference kind I've added a few notes

What are you currently reading?
Tori Spellings Unchartered TerriTori link

Do share with me what you've been reading lately.

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Friday, December 19, 2014

Kiss Gel Dress My Space Nail Wraps

Kiss Gel Dress My Space Nail Wraps* link
You know by now I love gel nails but I can't always get to my appointments so Kiss may just have the answer with their Kiss Gel Dress Nail Wraps*. And more importantly these gel wraps are at least a quarter of the price at £5.99 of your usual gel manicure and even if it doesn't replace it, it'll certainly allow you more time between appointments.

You can wear your Kiss Gel Dress Nail Wraps one of two ways. The regular peel off, stick down and file to size which will last approx one week or with a LED lamp which will add another week onto their wear.

Nail wraps can be a fiddly business and I do need more practice with the filing down and shaping of them since mastering not making a complete mess sticking them down but what is great about those I tried and many from the range is that the glitter hides a multitude of sins. Also don't forget this style will mean removing the glitter is not so troublesome as you simply peel off.

These wraps are so handy to have in a draw for impromptu nights out and I found that wearing these saved my nails from any breakages as they added support yet won't leave behind any damage. I also like that many of the wraps allow you to dabble with simple nail art without having to use various different brushes and tools and instead just get handy with different patterned wraps.

I don't know about anyone else but I'm working on New Years Eve this year and something like these nail wraps to take me from desk to disco in a matter of minutes could be just the thing.

*PR Sample

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Janjira Therapy Massage Candle

Janjira Therapy Massage Candle* link

When one of my BFF's got engaged a few weeks ago I wanted to get her a little something in celebration particularly when she picked me as her bridesmaid. There was the obvious choice of flowers but at a time when Christmas decorations are in full abundance and the Facebook evidence telling me that others had already done that I wanted something different. Then I remembered the Janjira Massage Candle* I'd recently tested and how 'couple appropriate' it would be.

First of all get all your mucky thoughts of Body of Evidence style candle behaviour. This isn't about pouring molten wax on your or anyone else's body. This candle melts to a warm oil that once you have blown out the flame and allowed to cool slightly can be poured, using the holders handy spout, into the hands and used as a massage oil.

This isn't the cheapest candle at £34 but it is one of the most luxurious I've ever used and for my solo expedition I tried it on the cuticles, elbows and feet, oh to have someone to massage my feet. The scent is what I can only describe as 'spa-like'. I appreciate that is somewhat cliched and of course the real scent is somewhere in the zesty, citrus bracket but to have this burning in my bathroom and then used after on my skin was a real delight for all senses and for a newly engaged couple I could imagine quite fun!

Does this sound like something you would like to share?

*PR Sample

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