16.7.10

Friday faves


After having my last few days marred by grotesque headaches, things are finally looking up and after a nice Curry lovingly cooked (well, film lid lovingly pierced, if we're being picky!) by Alex, I'm finally feeling myself again. Woo!

So in the spirit of all things awesome, here are the things that have made me smile through my painful few days...

Painting my friend Jen's nails mix 'n' match when we had a little sleepover the other night! (Design inspired by various Wah manicures!)



Finding this ADORABLE little cool bag for £2.50 in The Merchant Chandler. I thought it was just a Canterbury based shop, but they do have a site if anyone's interested. The prices do include VAT online though. Might have to pick up a few more of these bags for a future giveaway. Too nice (and cheap!) not to share!



New books in my life! I bought my little sister the whole Georgia Nicolson book series for her birthday in April and I'm now borrowing them and slowly picking up from where I left off when I was about 16! Ha! Also found The Thrift Book in the Waterstone's Sale today. Have had a quick flick, but the tips are all a bit obvious to me and I don't think I like the tone... I think a Tuesday Tips book would be better for the thrifty among us! Hmm...



Painting my own nails mixy matchy. I don't like some of these designs but I was just having a play and trying out some new things. Loving the gold glitter and clouds (borrowed from Wah!), but I smudged my lightning cloud in my sleep so it looks a bit of a mess!



Outfit repeater alert! Yes, am wearing my leopard leggings again, but oh well! If it ain't broke... I decided to dress up nice today (aka. wear heels) for our mooch into town to do my refunds in a bid to help my head feel a bit better. I'd taken some of Alex's Migraine tablets before hand so I definitely wasn't in pain but was incredibly drowsy. I actually fell asleep in Waterstone's!



And finally... Our Breathless t-shirts! Here's the boy and I in totally matching get up! They do say couples dress the same, hey? Alex bought some Desert boots like mine the other day, so we decided to model our beautiful new tees (which he found on eBay) and matchy boots together! Aren't we sad?


[We didn't actually leave the house like this, btw!]

Hope you're having a fabulous Friday and have lots of lovely weekend plans. Work all weekend for me, as ever! Boo!

42 comments:

  1. I love everything in this post!

    Haha, I read the Georgia Nicolson books when I was 16, still have them all and still pick them up from time to time...

    How adorable is that bag!?

    I love your matchy matchy outfits, totally tolerable because you guys are so sweet looking! And it's not like its matching tracksuits, or anything :)

    X

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  2. PS. I get chronic migraines too, it's the pits! And the medication always gets me off my face/asleep, which is such a drag :(

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  3. Ahaha love the matchy outfits at the end xxxx

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  4. Aaah you're such a cool couple haha! Love your nails, especially the clouds!! Are you actually asleep in your outfit photo?!

    http://jadefungblog.blogspot.com

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  5. Could I be really cheeky and ask you how you did your clouds?? I tried to do sky clouds and birds on my toes last week but i just couldn't get the clouds to go the right shape or opaque enough. Don't feel you have to give away your polish secrets if you don't want to though haha x

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  6. Thanks for the comments lovelies!

    Jade - If cool means posing in front of a self-timed camera on a tripod in your hallway on a Friday night, we are SO COOL! :D Yes I am indeed asleep in that pic, haha.

    Alice - Don't be silly! When it comes to nail knowledge, what's mine is yours!! Well, if you have a nail art pen, I just squished the tip of my one down in 3 blobs next to eachother and kinda filled in the gaps. x

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  7. you guys are so cute!
    I love the cloud nails and that little patterned bag :)

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  8. Everything about this post is adorable!
    Really love those mix and match nails...I may have to try them myself :D

    Danni
    xxx

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  9. Your nails are really sweet and I think I may be in love with that little cat broach of yours!

    Claire
    xo


    www.beewaits.blogspot.com

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  10. You truly are a nail wiz! All of those designs are amazing, especially the thunder cloud! And Can i just say that i died a bit over the matching outfits? That is basically just too darn cute

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  11. I love the different nails :) So cute that you have matching outfits! xx

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  12. You are the QUEEN of all nails!
    Awh, you two look so cute together <3

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  13. I wanted to comment about something else, but now I can't think of anything but those fabulous breathless t-shirts!! Arrg, now I want one! You two look too adorable for words, so precious!

    <3<3<3

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  14. those breathless shirts i die!!! and you live near canterbury? i went to st.anselms for a while when my family was living there!

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  15. great post! i have read all the books, so funny and great to read. Those nails are awesome too xx

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  16. ha ha ha i love that last photo sooo much! it's got my day off to a good start! love it!

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  17. hooow do you manage to keep your hands steady enough to paint your nails like that?? they are so pretty!
    margief
    x
    www.margieheartsclothes.blogspot.com

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  18. I have that India Knight book and really liked it- there are some good tips! Might have to read it again soon as there's a lot to take from it. Hope you enjoy it too!

    x

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  19. Amazing. I love the strawberry nails, but the blue and white stripes are my favourite... adorable! And maybe you should do the cloud ones with a big yellow sunshine on each thumb nail!

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  20. I spotted the cloud nail design on WAH the other day and thought it was so cute, love how they did a hot air balloon on one nail!

    I'd never even heard of the Louise Rennison books until I went to my friend's house a few weeks ago and she let me borrow the one called "And that's when it fell off in my hand!" - it's SO FUNNY! Definitely going to have to read the rest of the series now.

    Marvellous blog post as always xxx

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  21. Love your nail art - especial the animal print ones, you're really talented!

    www.simplyspence.blogspot.com
    x

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  22. this post makes me SMILE SO MUCH! :D beam beam beam! i have that lunch little box thing (err, i'm not so eloquent with words it seems..!!) but it's the black + white skulls one. There's a shop in Edinburgh called MUTTS NUTTS :P that sells em, but for a fiver ¬¬

    OH louise rennison's books.. story of childhood growing up <3

    hahaha! adore the photo of you + alex dressed up the same - awesome sauce!!

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  23. I've had a headache that seems to have lasted approx. forever..! Sometimes it's not so bad, other times I think my head's going to explode - but it's always there it seems. Not fun. So I sympathise!

    Your friends nails make me smile too :) I want to live near you so you could paint my nails! Particularly loving the strawberries. And the clouds. And the spots. Ok ok & the stripes!

    That cool bag is really rather cool! Tres cute :)

    You & your boy dressed alike really made me smile - I used to hate seeing couples in town dressed the same - usually older people, in matching fleeces! But I've decided I now love it a little bit!

    I feel like it's been a while Gem - have you decided I'm not cool enough for you..?! :p I miss your comments!

    www.heart-shaped-bruise.blogspot.com

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  24. WOW those nails are incredible!
    Loving the matching tees and boots.
    Flo x
    www.florenceengland.blogspot.com

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  25. Those tees are so cute, and bless you for falling asleep in Waterstones!
    x

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  26. I love those books! I recently went to a book signing and meet Louise Rennison! She's amazing in real life ( i will be up-dating my blog with the facts!) but i loved the books when i was a teen, was a tad embarressed i was the oldest one there bar some mums! :/

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  27. so many things to mention about this post, i love the nails, i wish i had ur talent and patience for that matter! the strawberry thumbs are so cute. Then there's the bag - can't believe it was only £2.50! And your outfit looks great, the cat brooch is awesome. finally...(!) the pic of u and ur boyf made me laugh so much, love the fact that you mentioned u didnt go out like that. brilliant.
    anyway this has turned into a bit of a stalkery comment so on that note ill stop! x

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  28. Oh dear lord, that matching outfits are so good!!! :D
    The amount of times the boy and I have accidently coordinated, but nothing this extreme! :D

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  29. Ooh have you been to Madrid before? Soo good! The district around the gay part of the city (forget what it's called!) has loads of awesome vintage shops.

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  30. Great outfits! I love your nails too, especially the little clouds.

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  31. aww i love those strawberry nails!

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  32. I'd like to give you an award :)
    http://strawberrymintcookies.blogspot.com

    xx

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  33. You're always so quick with your comments! :o)
    Thank you!
    Aw really wish I was off on my hols again (greedy i know!). Just got to get through high season at Legoland now and then I'll be off to Bestival..
    Chueca is the gay district in Madrid, loads of great little shops round there. There a place called "J&J Books and Coffee" too which is a sweet little bar where we ended up most nights (we stayed at the top of that road). They do a happy hour where beer is BOGOF (if they still do it) and there's a little bookshop in the basement. Hope you have a loverly time!
    Oh...weirdly enough that cheap stripy H&M number made me think of your style!

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  34. Hi Gem

    Thanks for your comment on my last post - always lovely to hear from you :)

    The last photo is just brilliant. You two are just so flipping stylish and good looking.

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  35. I love the cool bag, having a look through the website just now and there's so many things I want to spend my pennies on!
    The strawberry nails are super cute!

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  36. Amazing post! I suffer from migranes to :( still haven't found anything that makes it better! Loving the pic a mix nails and of corse your matching outfits :) You should try and get Roxy in on the co-ordinated look!

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  37. Amazing post! I suffer from migranes to :( still haven't found anything that makes it better! Loving the pic a mix nails and of corse your matching outfits :) You should try and get Roxy in on the co-ordinated look!

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  38. i love this, fantastic looks!! come follow me http://www.fashioniceice.blogspot.com xoxo

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  39. AHAHAHAHA - matching clothes, that's a bit sick :P
    And I mean that in the "omg so cute that I don't even want to admit it way"
    Lurve the nails too :)

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  40. wow, if you dont mind me asking, where did you find your breathless tshirts?! theyre amazing! sorry if youve mentioned it before, i only just found your blog :)

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  41. Haha im always trying to get my bf to do matching outfits!! XD
    How you do it lol

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