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So this is the new year

Happy New year you lovely lot! ♥

I'm feeling pretty psyched about 2011, I have to say!

We had a fabulous NYE with our buddies from Brighton, Dan and Danielle (yes, they are a couple with essentially the same name)!

We drunk Amaretto (and beer), played with the cat a lot and generally laughed our heads off. I also got my nail art stuff out and introduced Danielle to leopard nails! She LOVED them. We stayed up til about 4, and were all so glad we hadn't ended up in a pub or something. A pub was our plan B, because our downstairs neighbours had planned a party and we were going to bugger off out if the noise was too intrusive. But the party was over by 10! I think they went out on the town instead. I'm sure that's fun for a lot of people, but for me, nothing beats chilling out in your slippers, drinking cheap booze and having lolz with friends.







Here's my latest nail look, by the way! They were hard to photograph because of all the bling! Dreading trying to remove the rhinestones :| (I used Models Own Top Turquoise, MO Juicy Jules and my amazeballs new Seche Vite top coat).




The bloody ridiculous cat tunnel I bought Roxy for £2.25 (reduced) in Pets at Home. Yes, they're Santa's pants.



I had to share this very blurry photo of Roxy trying to reach the bird feeder outside! What a rascal!



Me on one of our little fold up travel mattresses! We only have a 2 seater sofa, so guests always pose a bit of a seating problem!



Dan's jokes putting Alex to sleep!



And then today, we got up at about half 11 and went for a Wetherspoon's lunch. Danielle looked fab in her original 60s cape (a gift from her in-laws). I wore a car boot sale sailboat tee, a Gogo Philip pendant and Topshop skinnies/jacket.




After lunch, we wandered round town and I bought some lovely little bits in the Paperchase sale (insane reductions on the christmas decs, stock up for next year, people!)

All in all, a lovely 24 hours!

What did you lot get up to??



42 comments:

  1. I really love both your outfits especially Danielle's patterned cape and red bag together. Also love how you've turned into a nail art whizz, I really should convert my friends to the Wah! I also had a pretty low key NYE but it was nice to chat to friends and feel fresh-faced for work this morning, glad you had a good 'un!

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  2. Sounds like you had the perfect New Year's Eve (me and the boy stayed in as well) and a lovely day today! Best wishes for 2011 x

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  3. Ah your new year sounds perfect! Staying in definitely beats going out. Your cat is so cute and such a rascal! xxxx

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  4. loving the nails,you might like my nail blog www.katelovesthis.tumblr.com check it out

    happy new year :)
    xx

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  5. I slept, but at least I stayed up to welcome 2011 where I was. I might make up for it later this evening though with some wine.

    Love your sparkly nails mademoiselle. Try to save the stones when you take them off so you can do it again some other time!

    Bonne année 2011 Gem et Alex !

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  6. NAILS look AMAZING!!!!!!!!! I tried leopard print nails using yours as visual inspiration and they came out amazing! <3 your blog!

    Georgie
    xx
    http://styleprincessdiaries.blogspot.com

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  7. your cat is ridiculously cute and I especially love the last outfit! x

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  8. What a fan NYE, I stayed in too and it was great! Love the leopard nails, I really want to learn how to do them! All the best for 2011 =)

    Hannah xx

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  9. good old wetherspoons! its so handy (: glad to hear you had a good nye xo

    http://itscohen.blogspot.com/

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  10. Happy New Year! That sounds like the perfect way to celebrate to me :) I'm not one for partying out either!
    Oh, and that pendant is gorgeous,

    Rosie x

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  11. I love your outfit today - so glad you had a good NYE, I agree with you that it's sometimes better not having the drama of going out and spending time with your best friends instead! Roxy is so adorable too x

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  12. Your New Years sounds perfect, and I love both your outfits - slippers included! Your friend is equally stylish (that cape is amazing!!)

    X

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  13. YAY for staying in with friends! did this too and it was brilliant :) Happy new year my lovely. I hope 2011 is your year :) x

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  14. your latest nail look is fab! i'm really loving the rhinestones + that 60s cape is super sweet. and looks great with the red bag

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  15. i totally agree, staying in with best friends is the best way :)

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  16. Amaretto and coke, yum! and 'spoons lunch, also yum! :) looks like yous had good fun on new years eve. and mega LOLZ at roxy in her santas pants... millie would LOVE that! :) xx

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  17. sounds perfect!

    and sounding very odd, your sofa looks insanely comfortable! :)

    xxx

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  18. Aww your cat's gorgeous! I wish my cat was still as playful as yours! She's got all lazy :p

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  19. I just LOVE your nails. That color is so pretty, it's like Tiffany blue. Happy New Year!

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  20. Oooh your Kitty-cat is adorable :D I love grey tabbies.

    Sounds like a nice night to me. We had a house party which was actually fantastic, but I normally dread NYE, too much hype and always a let down. For the same reason I never like to go to clubs on NYE, bunked up in a house with all your friends is much more fun.

    Happy new year miss!

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  21. Happy new year Gem, that has to be one of thee best nail looks I love it !!! I still have not braved the gems yet, I want to but like you said gonna be a bugger to get off. Wow your friend 60's cape is lush, nice in laws :)
    Oh you look like you had a fab time, glad you had a great one. I love Roxy's new pants BTW haha xxxx

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  22. Looks like you had an amazing day!

    And those blue nails are insane... my friend Kathryn was still talking about them for a whole fine minutes after we bumped into you in Topshop on Thursday! x

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  23. Your friends cape is wonderful!

    Loving both sets of nails too. x

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  24. Sounds like the perfect New Years Eve to me.
    I love your friends outfit, she looks amazing x

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  25. how cute is roxy, I find it very hard not to put endless pictures up of my cats. why are cats so damn cute, its better than watching telly sometimes! x

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  26. jealous of both of those nails! sounds like you had a really good nye :)

    http://afluorescentadolescent.blogspot.com/ x

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  27. Awww Roxy is adorable!

    Looks like you had a fab nye!!

    Love your nails, you should do a tutorial maybe?
    xx

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  28. Sounds like you had a fantastic NYE!
    Your nails look gorgeous btw. im really jelous because they are so perfect. And your cats are sooo cute.

    http://livinginwonderlandx.blogspot.com/
    x

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  29. I love your nails! I own loads of rhinestones but I've never known what to down with them without looking like one of those ridiculous tacky phone covers! You've made me want to experiment!

    I'm also craving an Amaretto and coke now, mm! My drink of choice on NYE was white russians!

    www.daintydresses.co.uk

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  30. Happy New Year , chick! Sounds like you had a great night - stayinh in is the new going out xx

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  31. Gem you need to set up a nail bar...quicktime!! I'd totally pay to have that trademark leopard print done - you've got talent lady!

    Your NYE sounds like my cuppa tea 2bh, love having a chill out with friends - much better than being squashed in a club!

    Danni
    xxx

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  32. love your nails! It sounds like the perfect NYE to be honest; I much prefer cheap alcohol and good friends inside than going out to town :) x

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  33. That cape looks like it's a Welsh Wool cape, it will last for years.
    Hope 2011 is a great year for you :)

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  34. that santa-pants-cat-tunnel thing is insane! Happy new year :) xx

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  35. Looks like had a fantastic time! Loving the nails, and your friend's cape! Happy New Year! x

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  36. Love the nails!!!
    I so don't have the steady hand at the moment. I am rocking out a similar turquoise today though.

    http://aforteforfashion.blogspot.com

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  37. I do love that big bobble hat of yours!
    Your nails look fantastic! You have serious skillz Gem.
    All the best for 2011!

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  38. I'm wondering if Amaretto is an especially Gem thing to drink. I was pissed as a fart on that stuff at New Year

    Hope you're having a lovely new year. Am looking forwards to reading more of your blogs. Have been reading for a few months now and this is my first comment. So.. hi :)

    - Gem x


    http://www.shibbyfashion.co.uk

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  39. I adore the nails, absolutely gorgeous :) Thanks for the comment on my blog, really appreciated it. Nice to know one of my favourite bloggers has recognised me! Where did you get the rhinestones from? Would love to try them out on my nails. xxx

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  40. Wow both yours and Danielle's nails look awesome! I wish I had the patience and delicate touch (my nail varnish usually ends up all over my hands ha) to create this look. Sounds like you had a fab NYE hope 2011 is a great year for you :) x

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