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Sunday summary


I'm going to break the habit of a lifetime and not rabbit on for paragraphs like I usually do. There's only a few things that need to be said, and they are:

1. Alex and I have had a lovely weekend with our friends Dan and Danielle who came to visit from Brighton. Lot's of Dominos pizza and even more lolz. And attempted harmonising, but the less said about that alcohol-induced cacophony, the better.

2. I bought a wicked cropped biker jacket from Topshop with my 60% uniform discount. Yes, I'm aware this is my third fake leather Topshop jacket, but due to the length of the jacket and its sleeves, this one will be perfect for Spring layering and indoor wear. Whereas when I wear the other two indoors (eg. at work or events) I look a bit strange and/or sweaty.

3. Models Own's Juicy Jules polish is my new fave. Alex bought it for me for Christmas without my instruction, what a great choice! It looks so much more sparkly and holographic in real life, the picture doesn't do it justice! And it was 'opaque' after only two layers! Removing it fills me with fear, but I'll be testing out a Tuesday tip which may be the solution tomorrow.. Stay tuned!

(I can't help feeling that this is essentially still rabbiting, but under the guise of bullet points... Oops!)

Here's the new jacket, I wore it to work on Saturday:



(Dress - Topshop, Socks - Topshop, Belt - Primark, Boots - Charity Shop)

And the nails:



And that is all! Hope you're having a nice Valentines Eve! Does anyone have anything nice planned for tomorrow? We're just having a night in (as ever!) but more on that tomorrow.

Until then! ♥

52 comments:

  1. I like you babbling any how!

    Love the socks

    Me and my man will just have a lovely home made meal with candle and chat and great music

    have a good one

    Joanne xx

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  2. Great jacket, nice and light.
    I have a nice pink models own glitter polish and it's a nightmare to get off so I will be checking back for your Tuesday tip :) x

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  3. Your babbling is my favourite! Please continue! Your nails look amazing. I sort of imagine Katy Perry going about with those exact nails. So jealous of your 60% uniform discount!

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  4. The jacket is lovely! Such a nice fit!
    We're just having a night in and we're going to cook a nice meal together and attempt to make a cheesecake. I'm looking forward to it!

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  5. oh i'm wearing pink fizz now and i'm DREADING taking it off, can't wait to hear this (hopeful) tuesday tip! hope you and alex have a nice valentines day lovely xo

    wakeupbuttercup.blogspot.com

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  6. Oh that sparkly nail varnish is just lovely, as is the jacket.

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  7. I need that jacket! Gorge girly. Love those nails too xx

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  8. I bought that nail polish on the weekend, I can't wait to wear it! :) xx

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  9. Oh my GOODNESS THE NAILS!! I have some glitter polishes but don't wear them too often because they're so fiddly to apply evenly in the first place and as you mentioned, the nightmare that is removing them.... very excited at the prospect of a good way to remove it!

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  10. Love the outfit, the pop of print from the socks is something I also love to do!! Fantastic nails as well, they look amazing!!! 60% uniform discount, lucky girl!!


    Bow Dream Nation xx

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  11. I was looking at this nail varnish in Boots yesterday, I think I might be making a trip back to Boots!
    x

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  12. Loving the leather!
    And I'm looking forward to the tutorial.. because I have some gold glitter nail varnish and it bloody hurt!

    Rosie x

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  13. I'm working (boo) which means I get to watch couples gushing and looking longingly at each other across their table whilst trying to serve them food, haha.

    Paula-Ellen xo

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  14. I'm loving both the jacket and the nails! I have a similar polish, the 'mad as a hatter' one by O.P.I, love it!!

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  15. That dress looks amazzing on you! xx

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  16. Such gorgeous nails, they look amazing, like a disco ball! I dread the removal of glitter polishes :s

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  17. Your new jacket is hot! Also, I am insanely jealous of a 60% discount.x

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  18. Loving the new biker jacket, it really does look very neat and cropped almost like a cardi. Love the nails! Models Own nail varnish can never do wrong. Your valentines night sounds like mine, night in DVDs & dominos :) x

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  19. I have been looking for nail polish like that since forever and the only one anyone ever seemed to blog about was an OPI one which I couldn't get my hands on. So glad you've enlightened me that model's own do a similar one too! (:

    And I hope the tuesday tip works, because I have problems with normal nail varnish removal, never mind glittertastic ones!
    (: x

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  20. well hey there pretty lady! :) the jacket is awesome, and even more awesome you got such a jammy discount on it! Glad you had a nice time with your friends, dominoes = YUM! Your nails are lovely too, whenever I paint my nails glittery I can never stop staring at them :) we're just having a wee quiet one in tomorrow too lass! hope you have a lovely day xx

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  21. Lovely little outfit - particularly the jacket which reminds me of getting one myself. It doesn't bother you that it's pleather does it? The nails are beautiful (such a nice shape too), but glitter nail polish is so hard to get off... sad consdiering they are dazzling :) x

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  22. Man I miss Topshop uniform, might have to ask Elisabeth to hit me up with some discount. I love your outfit, but especially how you've paired the leggings with socks and ankle boots. I always wondering how to wear leggings with shoes that don't cover up the bottom, as essentially they are just fake tights to me. Lovely nails too, might have to invest in a bit of glitter.

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  23. youre right that jacket will be really good for this season...and 60% off i am sooo jealous. wow that is an amazing colour for a guy to pick unaided. keep. him.
    margief
    x
    www.margieheartsclothes.blogspot.com

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  24. Oh I love your nails Gem! Can't beat a bit of sparkle really! ;) It sounds like you've had such a good week, especially finished off with a Dominoes and tipsy singing attempts! xxx

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  25. ah, gem, your vocabulary is definitely the best in this little blogging world! i love it! the jacket is gorgeous, really suits you! and as for juicy jules, well, you already know my feelings on that matter! ♥

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  26. Juicy jules is a buggar to get off but so worth it! One of my models own faves. I look forward to Tuesdays tip x

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  27. LOVE the jacket. The nails do indeed look somewhat terrifying in removal terms but for now they look so sparkly that I think my brains about to explode.

    xxxxx

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  28. need. that. polish. now.
    bought!


    love the socks with this outfit! im forever sticking to plain grey ones, but im feeling inspired!

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  29. I am all over glitter nails right now too! I love the Models own colour! Have you seen the Katy Perry OPI colours? My nails are constantly decked out in pink and blue glitter these days :)

    ADORE that cropped jacket too!!

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  30. I love that nail polish, but I always find glitter polishes to be an absolute nightmare to get off.

    My weekend has also involved Dominos and not such else, perfect type of weekends.

    Claire
    x
    http://treblesandamixer.blogspot.com/

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  31. the nails! wow, lovely. good luck removing it, though!
    i think the third jacket is a necessity, it looks gorgeous.

    x

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  32. Love the dress and the nails look lush !!! Happy val day xxx

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  33. Great purchase on the jacket - sure we'll be seeing lots more of that one :)

    Your nails look amazing - I'm rather jealous.
    Although my nails are two-tone at the moment, so are rather nifty too.
    Looking forward to hearing how you get on with taking it off...

    I have no plans whatsoever for tomorrow - just a normal day as far as I'm concerned (boring!)

    www.heart-shaped-bruise.blogspot.com

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  34. Great nails, pretty dress, awesome socks! (A summary response)

    K xx


    http://duenotice.blogspot.com/

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  35. you can never have enough leather jackets! i really love those boots and alos the little bit of leopard showing through xx

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  36. That nail polish is gorgeous <3.

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  37. That nailpolish is INCREDIBLE! I'm always scared of glitter because it is hellish to remove. Can't wait to read about your solution!

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  38. You look lovely Gem- who cares how many jackets you have!? You can never have too many!! It's like with black shoes! :) And wowza to your nails, Alex's got a good taste!

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  39. The nail varnish looks really pretty. Is it horrible to get off though, like the other glittery polishes from Models Own? They literally destroy my cotton wool pads when I try and take them off!!

    www.dressingmissdolly.co.uk

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  40. Great new jacket and I love the way you've teamed your socks with your leggings. I can never get that right...

    Looking forward to your tip for getting glitter nail polish off!

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  41. discovered your blog & style *amaze*

    much <3 from South Africa

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  42. I really want to get this Models Own polish, it looks so sparkly!

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  43. your nails look amazing! and i love your whole outfir, especially the shoes! :))
    xxx

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  44. Those nails go so well with the jacket. :)X

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  45. Love this outfit, trying to find the perfect black boots like those! Also, please will you do a tutorial for your nails (if its not just an amazing nail polish) they are gorge!
    xx

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  46. I 100% get what you mean about the jacket, this one is perfect for spring layering and indoor wear :) I love the whole outfit and your nails look amazing! Alex did choose well!

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  47. Oooooh, amazing nails!! Love the jacket. I love cropped sleeves on coats/jackets, regardless of the practicality issues.

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