Tuesday, August 16, 2011

MAC Madness

Ever since being introduced to MAC eye shadows by the lovely Kelly I've amassed a small collection
As lovely as they are they take up a lot of room in my make up box and of course wearing one or two shades at a time they're not the best for joining me on a night out

After finding a number of tutorials on You Tube about "de-potting" MAC eye shadows I invested in a large palette

Much tidier for storage and the smaller palette perfect for accompanying me on my travels

Here are my shadows all lined up after the first step

And here they are after sitting with an iron (if you're going to try this at home straighteners are much easier to use!) balanced between my legs and after a few slight burns - well they do say beauty is pain here they are!

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Monday, August 8, 2011

My Cosy Nest

I had a perfect weekend pottering at home and rearranging my furniture and my front room now looks like this

I'd seen this layout on a rental listing for one of my flats and thought I'd see how it worked for me

I expected to feel cluttered but it feels like it makes better use of the space and far cosier. 

My new console table fits by window and hides the unsightly heater perfectly

My F&M hamper has been replaced by my Lloyd Loom cupboard 
(don't worry the hamper is being used as a table next to one of the sofas!)

Here is my newly arranged "dining room" 

There are still finishing touches to be done but I'm already enjoying how much cosier sitting on my sofa watching tv feels!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Book Review | Forever Liesl

I've had a few emails and comments from people worried that I'm not posting as frequently lately and I just wanted to assure everyone that all is ok! My lack of blogging has been due to simply some late nights at work, a few nights out and decluttering my bedroom which led to a pile of clothing I'm in the processes of photographing and listing on eBay!

I have managed to read 2 very different books recently Madeline which I think I'm best to keep my comments on to myself! Whilst I cannot imagine the pain the family are going through and wouldn't wish it on anyone I still cannot help but question why any parent would leave a child alone night after night! The other was a far more pleasant read, Forever Liesl: My Sound of Music Story

I read this book in a matter of days and it flits quite nicely throughout the Sound of Music experience and the short chapters suited my journey to work (I hate having to get off the train halfway through a chapter!!). Of course now I'm hoping to fit in a viewing of the Sound of Music this weekend

There was also the decision one evening to rearrange my front room

It's far cosier now and will welcome the arrival of my new console table on Sunday. I'll share some better photos next week once I've had the weekend to rearrange things properly!

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Monday, August 1, 2011

Family Affair

Saturday evening the family gathered together once again for my Auntie's 50th birthday party

My cousins and I decided to wear a uniform of maxi dresses!

Apart from the boys obviously

Of course there was some silly behaviour

And the very rare site of my dad dancing!!!

Everyone had a great night of drinking, dancing and catching up with family member we hadn't seen for some time, here's to the next party!

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