Week Thirty Eight

This week has been a busy week at work again another 6 days in! The only good things about this is that I get more pennies to spend at the weekend and the weather is bloody awful, a months rain fell in 48 hours and the winds were extremely strong!  Also this week England managed to play themselves out of the group stage and top at that, well done boys ! Now just the Italians to overcome! Just three little words!

Unless you have just arrived in the UK you will be aware that there is a torch making it’s way around the UK, well this Friday so Blackpool’s turn to host the running and festivities but unfortunately the weather spoiled it a bit but all was not lost as the local newspaper here put it!

Ok so because the weather here is totally crappy I took very few pics from this week but a week ago me and Evie took Bella on a photo shoot to the beach at Cleveleys with a couple of friends so enjoy the pics peeps!

The stretch of beach we walked on was so muddy check Bella out she’s a mucky pup! Our flipflop kept sinking so we attached them too her lead.

As you can see Bella loves water in any form, she loves to chase ducks in the lake at Stanley park, run through puddles when it’s rained and jump the waves at the beach!

I dragged Evie around Blackpool this Saturday looking for some patriotic gear for my camping trip to London this summer! Here are some picks of what I picked up

First up I got me some bracelets and rings not very patriotic but keeping with the British mix as English Rose just need a top to go with these, also got me some red white and blue bracelets I love these and also I couldn’t resist this nail polish set!

I can’t wait to try some designs with these polishes , I may be being Patriotic for a while this summer!

I can’t wait to wear the scarves especially the stars and stripes one maybe 4th July watch this space! Thought I may try this bun too although I do envision disasters, and this hair mist smell gorge!

Like I said before the weather is awful at the moment and then it hit me  Wimbledon starts Monday go figure! Our only hope of British success lies with a Scottish boy , although Nadal is my personal favourite, so hope you enjoy the rest of the football tournament whatever becomes of England tonight and the tennis next week I know I will, and I will leave you with my favourite bit from  the Hackney 2012 last night of course it’s Jay Z

You can still watch my 366 challenge at my flickr page and see what I have been taking pics of!

Thanks for stopping by and reading!


Week Twenty Five

Well temperature soared towards the latter end of this week , I think it hit 80 in Blackpool. it’s only bloody March, we are going to pay for this in the summer!  Oh well better buy me some wellies and a mac! It is only 8 weeks until we go on holiday and I am getting excited , but if I want to get into the shorts I need to step up the gym a bit and do some more spinning! This week also so the opening of the long awaited film The Hunger Games. And we took a trip to the Zoo, which I have tons of photographs off!

First up this week The Hunger Games was on general release all over the globe,I must say after reading the book I too was starting to feel the excitement, the film did not disappoint, the only criticism I have is I was an adult and this is rated for teenagers and the movie was shot in such a way to reflect this, but taking that away I loved it, if you haven’t read the books , I highly recommend them after you go and see the film!

here is a trailer for the film for those who have been under a rock!

And here is website that assigns you a district and a job a bit of fun! The Capitol, Here is what I got

One marketing campaign in America for the games was by a nail polish company China Glaze who brought out the Capital colours and had the Tag line ‘What will you be wearing to the opening ceremony?’,  my friends I hear the groans but I couldn’t possibly let the opportunity go by without dressing my nails for the occasion and as I was assigned District Eight , I dressed my nails like fabric! Hope you Likes! The full write up is on my blog Northern Nails.

China Glaze, Stone cold Stamped over with a-england, Excalibur with plate MoYou 81.

Also this week my daughter and I and some friends went to the Zoo, the good thing about where I live it is a 10 minute walk to the zoo, yep , you read correctly we can hear the sea lions  from our house and I take my dog for walks behind it , although she does get scared when the lions roar! So here are tons of photographs of our day out and the sun stayed out all day too.

My favourite animal! this one was so entertaining

The show was brilliants and the seal clapping was so cheeky!

And again here I have more of my 366 challenge for you and if you want to catch the stories behind the pics click on my flicker account.

Week nine

Okies this week I have found another nail polish I am all over, just love the effect it creates, It is also 3 weeks to Christmas and Lady Gaga released her new video which is absolutely fabulous.

This week I bought a new topcoat for my nails, oh no not another one I hear you say, well hell yes this one is awesome as it turns all polishes on my nails matte yes no sparkles its fab but here is a picture just to show you. This will get abused after Christmas a lot.

Well this weekend I put up my Christmas decs , I love this time of year, when you can shut the curtains pull the duvet over you and snuggle on the sofa and watch TV, and have lots of sparkly things scattered about the place, I really do like and with only 3 weeks to go until the big day I need to get cracking on with the present buying I have only bought one so far. Here are some pictures of my decorations this year. Do you think I love Disney too.

This week saw the release of Lady Gaga’s new video Marry the night, she sang the song on The X Factor last week ,so here is the Video hope you like as much as me!

Lastly here are a couple of pictures, these are Bella the dog and Ali the cat and you can see fromthe picture where Ali got his name from LOL

What ya looking at walk away just walk away!

I warned you dumb dog, I float like a butterfly and sting like a bee.

Have a Great week People!

Week Eight

Just like to say 4 weeks today it will be Christmas day!!!!!!! Have you bought your presents yet? Have you written or posted any cards? the answer to these questions for me me is NO , i better get a wiggle on haven’t a clue what to buy people, I have been searching the Internet for inspiration but still have no ideas, why are men/boys harder to buy for than women/girls?

Anyways onto my week, quite an uneventful week really, spent most of it in work lots of overtime, I bought some more yes you guessed nail polishes, I also got two parcels one from Glossy box and one from America from a lovely girl called Amanda who has a nail lacquer business on Esty called Nerdlacquer,  a combination of my two favourite things Science fiction and Nail polish pure heaven. Check it out the polishes are fab trust me. Heres a pic of what I received and also someone hitched a ride with them, what a lovely touch.

I am going to swatch these later for my other blog Northern Nails they are very glittery.

Onto my next parcel, I received my November Glossy box this week, after reading everyones negative views I was a bit worried but I needn’t have been below is a review of what I received.

Leopard print Nail Wraps, Arbonne FC5 Hand creme, Monu Recovery balm, Dead Sea Salts, 2 Surge Lutens perfume samples.

These are Nail Rock Nail wraps , I probably wouldn’t go out and buy these as I like to paint my nails but I suppose that is the whole point of Glossybox, I received the Leopard print ones I will try these out on my nails and put a post up on my nail blog Northern Nails. These are meant to stay on your nails for 7 days on nails and 8 weeks on toes and won’t chip or stain the nail no drying time required.

Arbonne FC5 ultra hydrating hand creme, I can’t wait to use this, it smells yummy, it is meant to moisturize your hands leaving them smooth and refreshing.

This next item makes the box worth while on it’s own it retails at £16.95 full size and I got a full size one. It is meant to provide immediate relief to all skin types especially sensitive or stressed, I have very sensitive skin so i am intrigued by this statement watch out for another review after I have used it.

Dead Sea Spa Magik, dead sea salts, 2011 Beauty awards winner is a natural exfoliant that relieves dry skin, I will be using these as my pedicure routine as i am prone to dry skin on my toes, another review when I have tried them.

Last but not least

Suttens Lutens  : L’eau serge lutens and Vitriol d’Oeillet , I love getting perfume samples , i don’t go in to shops very often and the last thing I do is ask for samples and as most perfumes I smell make me sneeze it is great to be able to try them in my home, anyways saying that the Vitriol d’Oeillet was very strong too strong for me but the L’eau Serge Lutens was lovely and subtle both of theses scents are unisex.

Thats my week done time for a restful Sunday before another week of work and fun!