It took me a lot longer than usual to finish reading Eclipse due to travelling into work with friends on a few days but I finally reached the end yesterday afternoon
My slight interest in Twilight waned throughout this book but I am ready for Breaking Dawn as this will be the only book I'll read without having seen the film first. I'm just wait for the call from the library to tell me it's arrived for collection
This time next week my days with a "brace face" will be
over. I toyed with the idea of getting a brace for many years until I finally
became fed up of only seeing my dodgy teeth in even the nicest of photos.
When I made the
decision to have a brace fitted and choosing the most discreet of braces within
my price range I was still worried I might feel self-conscious but as this
photo proves it was not the case! I think having a brace at a late age
was the most sensible thing for me. A few years older (and wiser?!) I was more
secure in myself and seeing the difference in my teeth after only a matter of
months certainly proved it was worth it!
So next Monday I'll be back without my mouth full of metal (ok
ceramic in my case!) to show of my straight gnashers! I'm so excited. And here's the photo reminder of what they looked like before.
This weekend it was back to work in the flat, specifically my bedroom!
When I first moved into my flat I intended to move my furniture from my parents. Unfortunately Kelly & I were being rather ambitious and accepted our limitations and instead I stocked up in IKEA on new wardrobes and chest of drawers. You can see how my room used to look here
I also decided a year down the line I wanted more of a grown up and luxurious bedroom (leaving the cottage look for my spare room) and if possible my original furniture! The chest of draws didn't prove a problem but 2 wardrobes and my mirrored dressing table were going to prove more so!
Luckily enough a friend of the family knew a man with a van and today they delivered my furniture!
First please imagine the alcove wall is painted like the rest! When I originally painted it I couldn't move the large wardrobe out of the way - no excuse now! That's the next job on the list.
The large wardrobes in the alcove have been replaced with my dressing table - I'm so pleased to have this back even if I don't sit at it!
The mirror was from Past Times, you can see my Valentines gift waiting for a home on the wall and my fabulous vintage French secretaries phone
Next to that is one wardrobes which will house my work clothes
My second wardrobe sits in another cover and inside here are my evening clothes which sadly aren't seeing much activity lately!!
In front of my bed (which you can see in this post) is my chest of drawers with TV and currently some gorgeous vintage pictures
I also brought some new bedding which I've forgotten to photograph so that will have to wait for another post!
So for now I'm off for a bath and then snuggle down in my new bedroom!
I prefer brightening primers to foundations and there is always one in my make up bag. Whilst I'm also a fan of Barbara Daly's Face List Cream it's packaging doesn't make it easy to apply on the train
(yes I'm one of those annoying girls who puts her make up on on the train and yes a man did move away from me whilst I was putting it on the other day - clearly he didn't appreciate my face powder flicking in his direction!)
That Gal is also one product that I use so regularly that I actually replace it frequently (is it just me or does anyone else love when they use up a beauty product feeling like they've justified it's purchase and made some great achievement?) which I had to do last week. I tend to buy it in from Boots so I get the advantage card points and on this occasion it gave me the excuse to pop into Lush in the same area and pick up their Lip Scrub that had I'd been seeing popping up on Tumblr recently
I suffer from dry lips which I treat with Elizabeth Arden's famous Seven Hour Cream in it's lipstick form but I needed something to provide the smooth base first and this lip scrub does just the job - and tastes great too! I loved it so much it went straight in my handbag and I made all my family try it when I caught up with them Saturday!