Monday, 28 November 2011

Weekend 048

Well this weekend has been probably one of, if not the best weekend of 2011 (so far, there's still a few to go)!

My weekend started a little earlier this week so here goes...

Thursday: A half day in work and then a quick train journey (or not so quick) down to the big smoke is how I started my weekend this week! My friend from Oz is leaving on Monday (toady)-so we all headed down to London for one last weekend together (well, until the next time she's home)! We started off by heading to the Piccadilly Theatre to watch Ghost which was just incredible! I would highly recommend! I watched the film for the first time last week and wasn't that blown away, but the musical really blew me away and left me a teary mess by the end! We were very lucky, as my friend lives with the 'subway ghost' from the production, we managed to get amazing seats at a fraction of the price-really was a treat! We headed on home after a quick one in the pub with the cast and ended up staying awake for hours just talking and giggling like a true girly sleepover!

Friday: As one of the girls headed off for a day of work, the other 3 of us decided to head on out for a spot of brekkie then for a quiet morning/early afternoon at the cinema to watch 'My Week with Marilyn' which was absolutely brilliant! Michelle Williams did a fantastic portrayal of the beauty that was Marilyn Monroe! We then headed off for a tour of Westminster - I have done this on a number of occasions as my friend used to work there, but we did it once again and it really is such an amazing building - it's so fascinating listening to all the stories and history of the building! We then ended the evening in a bar/club 'Guanabara' which was ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT! It was a night full of eating/drinking and salsa dancing! Back home for another late night of chatting/giggling -I think it's a given when girls get together for a sleepover that it's going to end in giggles :)!

Saturday: Another early start, but this time it was to head on off to The Diner in Soho for a big hearty brekkie before we hit Oxford Street! I have no idea what was going through our minds when we decided that it would be a good idea to do Oxford Street on a Saturday, but it's safe to say that we didn't get much done - far too busy for my liking!

We started off in Selfridges to catch my friend kick off the christmas season with some amazing songs with her group 'Elle and the Pocketbelle's' - they will be in Selfridges every Saturday during the Christmas season singing on the 2nd floor and I would highly recommend giving them a listen if you're in store!

Christmas lights on Oxford Street

Then it was time to say goodbye and head on home - it was a teary goodbye at the station with my friend who's heading back to Oz as we don't know when we'll next see her, but we really did have a fab weekend together!

Sneaky Lola's cupcakes to make the train journey home a bit more bearable! 

Sunday: Compared to the past few days - today was pretty blah - I have done nothing except lounge around! We headed on down to my parents house for some take-away as they are heading off to New York next Friday (not jealous at all) and then back home for a very early night!

Hope you've all had a fab weekend too! Only 3 more weeks left in work before I break up for the Christmas break - fingers crossed they go very very quickly!

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Bio Sculture Gel Nails: Round 2

As you will know, I recently dabbled in to the world of gel nails and, well I think it's safe to say, I fell in love!

I've never really been one for nails - I always used to bite them whilst I was growing up, and it's only in recent years that I starting to take any notice of them! After seeing so much about the 'gel' nail craze that's been going around, I decided to investigate locally and found a lovely little salon and I thought, 'why the hell not-go treat yourself'! Well I did and they were amazing! They lasted 3 and a half weeks without chipping (bar one nail that I actually put in the way of my zip) and my nails have grown so much!

Well yesterday, I headed back to the salon to have them soaked off and a new snazzy colour put on!

I went festive - I couldn't resist when I saw this very subtle glitter colour - it had to be this one!

There's even a bit of extra glitter added to my ring finger :)

I also had my toes done too - a bright pink colour! Well, hardly anyone's going to see my toes at the time of the year so I thought why the hell not!

*Apologies now for my foot picture-I know not everyone likes feet but I love the colour and wanted to share*

Monday, 21 November 2011

Weekend 047

Friday: I've already done a separate post on my Friday evening which you can read here - but in a nutshell, I treated myself and bestie to afternoon tea, which was just incredible!

Saturday: Today was a pretty lazy day - I headed on down to the rents for the afternoon to help them with last minute plans for their upcoming New York holiday (not jealous, at all-I promise)! I live my the sea, and have spent all my life living by the sea (bar the few years I spent in Bristol for Uni) and if I'm honest, I really don't appreciate it as much as I should, but this afternoon, I grabbed the dog and headed on out for a stroll along the beach! It was absolutely glorious-the weather was bloody marvelous for November, and it was just how I like it, hardly anyone there!
The evening was spent like most Saturday night's are these days - watching Xfactor and complaining about how crap it is this year!

This is the lighthouse feautured on the Dulux Ad from this Summer :)

Sunday: Today was a day for spending quality time with my besties! As I've mentioned before, one of the besties is currently living in Oz, so whilst she home on holiday, we took full advantage and spent the whole day just catching up, watching old video's (actual video's-couldn't believe that people still have video players) and finally getting round to watching Ghost! I had never seen Ghost  until last night *cue shocked expressions*, but I will be watching the West End version this Thursday with the girls so figured I had to watch it first. I love girly days-it was definitely a perfect way to spend a Sunday!

Hope you all had a fab weekend too! I can't wait for next weekend as I'm off to London for some more girly fun!

Friday, 18 November 2011

Tea for Two

This afternoon, I treated myself and my bestie who is home from Oz for a few weeks to a spot of afternoon tea!

I have never been for afternoon tea and it is something that I have wanted to do for a while now, and after seeing  a deal on my local Travelzoo for an opportunity to go to an amazing hotel (Oddfellows, Chester) and have the experience, I snapped it up (we all know I love a good bargain)!

Anyway, I wanted to share a few snaps with you as the 'pantry' where we ate was absolutely amazing!

Pretty Chester all dressed up for Christmas

 A bit of bubbly to start

 There were finger sandwiches on the bottom tier but I was far too excited and ate them before I got snapping !
THE most delicious brownie I've ever tasted!

Amazing quirky decoration

 Giant chairs-Alice in Wonderland Style!

All in all, it was a perfect start to the weekend and will definitely be doing 'afternoon tea' again! 

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Travalo Bargain Alert

Now I am sure you've all heard about the Travalo - the refillable travel atomiser. It's been around for a while now and every time I see a post, or a video about it, I tell myself that I don't NEED it!

Well I do! Let's face it, it's a pretty nifty idea and I'm sick of carrying around damn perfume bottles!

Anyway, on to the bargain - whilst perusing the ailses of for my secret santa gift that I need to get, I found the Travalo for a bargainous £5! Part of the Secret Santa gift sorted and, it would of been rude not to get one for myself now!

There is only the black version available for £5 - but black goes with everything :)

Hope you're all having a good week - nearly the weekend now!

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Bio Sculpture Gel Nails: Week 2

As promised - here's my week 2 update on my bio sculpture gel nails!

I am still absolutely loving them - I thought I may be sick of the colour by now, but I just love how perfect they are!

As I mentioned in my last post, my next appointment is on the 21st and I'm getting my toe-nails done too - can't wait to pick out some new colours!

Hope you all have a good weekend - I'm feeling very poorly with tonsillitis again (2nd time in 2 weeks) so I will be spending the weekend curled up on the sofa!

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Weekend 044

Friday: Today was spent in work, finishing early as usual on a Friday - we never work past 3:30pm if we can help it! Then off I headed up the hill to visit one of my besties who has come home from Oz on a month long holiday-she came home as a surprise to her parents, and boy did she succeed! I only saw her in Aug/Sept when I went out to visit but it's so lovely to catch up again and a few hours were spent with a cuppa (or 2) in front of the fire catching up on all the gossip that has gone on since we last saw each other!

Saturday: I spent most of the day with my parents planning their itinerary for their upcoming trip to New York (cue a very jealous Cat)! They have offered to pay for me to join them and my little bro, but as my lovely car decided to fail its MOT and cost me a massive amount of money, I can't justify going with no money :(
The evening, like many I'm sure, was spent watching the local bonfire and fireworks display! I absolutely love fireworks - they're just so magical! The display I went to is one I haven't been to for years, and it was pretty nice to spend the evening with my friends reliving our youth on the fairground rides and eating candyfloss :)

Sunday: I felt really poorly today-I had tonsillitis last week and although that has gone, so has my voice and today I've just felt very bleurgh! So, cue lots of tea, a quilt on the sofa and cuddles with the bf-just what the doctor ordered (oh and chinese takeaway for din dins)!

Hope you've all had a fab weekend and had a lovely time seeing the fireworks!

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Bio Sculpture Gel Nails: Week 1

I thought I'd give you a little update on my gel nails - mainly because I am so chuffed with them!

As you can see, they are doing fantastic :)

There has been one small incident of chipping with them, but that was because me, being the idiot I am, put my finger in the way of my zip and actually zipped my nail, but the salon I went to happily helped me out with it!

So, after a week and 2 days, they're doing absolutely fantastic and as you can see, there is already new nail growth-and I can honestly say, I don't think my nails have ever grown so fast!

I have my next appointment on the 21st Nov so that will be a total of 25 days with them on, so I'm interested to see how they've done by then!

I'll do another update next week to show you how they're doing after week 2!

Have a fab weekend everyone and remember to wrap up warm tonight if you're going out to see any fireworks (and be very safe!)