Holiday Shopping

Saturday, 29 June 2013 | No comments

Hello!

Whenever I go away I can't resist doing a little shopping.

On Tuesday whilst on holiday we hired a car for the day just so Mr C didn't have to carry my bags on the bus, and went to the lovely town of Citduella which was about 20 minutes drive from our resort.

I could only see a few shops as we drove through the town and I began to feel slightly disappointed.  Once we had figured out the parking meter we wondered into the lanes in the centre of town and found all the shops 'hurrah'.

There were lots of designer brands but that doesn't appeal to me as it could be found at home. I found some lovely little boutiques selling lots of nice things.

Here are a few pictures of what I bought. I got some beauty items to but will do that on a separate post.

 
I couldn't resist this. I thought it was only one bag and then I opened it up to find this second bag inside. I can use it as either a clutch or there are detachable straps to make it into a crossover body bag.

 
Of course I had to add to my jewellery collection! There were lots of pieces to choose from but these two necklaces stood out for me.

 
And of course just a few more scarves! The 3 brightly coloured ones were €3 each and the pretty pastel one was €9.
 
Much Love
 
N
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TDT

Thursday, 27 June 2013 | No comments

Hi!

Last week was spent sunning ourselves in beautiful menorca!

I was slightly worried about going all inclusive especially after Mr C diagnosis but the holiday had already been booked way before that.

All my worrying was quite unnecessary as we had a wonderful selection of food each day.

For breakfast we sampled the cold meats and cheese, only a little of each, followed by fruit and yogurt (for Mr C) and a little crepe for me (not everyday though).

At lunchtime I tried to stick to salad's but there were the most delightful looking pasta dishes that my stomach couldn't resist, I stuck to having a small amount of the pasta.

Dinner was usually a small salad followed by chicken stew or pork and tons of vegetables and cous cous.

Menorcan cuisine is delicious and it has definitely given us some inspiration for meal ideas at home!

Much Love

N
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Posing

Tuesday, 25 June 2013 | 1 comment

Hi!

A few pictures of me posing like a supermodel (!) on holiday in my favourite outfits!


 
This dress from Primark is so comfy. It will definitely be one that I can wear when I get home (if the weather is good!)

 
 This stripy dress was my favourite until the strap broke in the bar, thank goodness I had a good bra on and didn't flash anyone!
 
This outfit was quickly put together as it was quite chilly that night. I didn't realise my necklace was all crooked until I checked later and by that time it was too late to re take the picture!

 
My least favourite dress I think. Not good at all for my bubble butt, it kept riding up at the back. I had to keep pulling it down whilst trying to get my dinner from the buffet, not a good look!

 
This is actually a cold shoulder dress from New Look but I to put some trousers underneath as the material is quite thin and I didn't feel comfortable wearing it on it's own. Not sure what face I'm pulling at Mr C here!!
 
 
Much Love
 
N
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Taking a break

Monday, 24 June 2013 | No comments

Hi!

Last week Mr C and I took a trip to Menorca for 7 nights. A last minute decision based on lots of recommendations from various people!

The hotel and resort was not our first choice unfortunately, we went from a quiet area and hotel to a fairly busy resort. I can't complain to much though as it was so nice to relax and not to worry about work, house selling or house work!

The weather was fantastic, it was a bit cloudy on Tuesday but that was perfect for me as it was the day we went shopping!

Here are a few pictures from the trip!











I'm already thinking about our next holiday, if anyone has any recommendations please let me know!

Much Love

N
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Payday Picks!

Saturday, 22 June 2013 | No comments

Hi!

After looking on the Forever 21 I have seen some lovely items that I hope to purchase once payday comes around! Now that I have broken my spending ban I might as well carry on!

Everything on here is available on the website





Much Love

N
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Holiday Dresses

Friday, 21 June 2013 | 4 comments

Hi!

I have gone a little dress crazy now! Ever since the first flash the flesh challenge I have gained a little more confidence and purchased a few more dresses.

Here are some of my favourites that I will be wearing whilst on holiday!

 
This skater dress I purchased from New Look last summer on a whim. I have never worn it as it's quite short and gets even shorter at the back because of my bubble butt but I'm still taking it with me as I'm bit braver on holiday than I am at home!
 
This dress I got from Gap last year and once again I have never worn it! I am super determined to wear a different dress everyday whilst on holiday.
 
 
I think this dress will be one that I will wear once I'm back home as well as it sits just below my knee and is super comfy. I got this from Primark around Feb/March time this year.
 
Much Love
 
N
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TDT

Thursday, 20 June 2013 | No comments

Hi!
 
So the first week of eating healthy was pretty successful. I must admit I did have a couple of biscuits but I did put a lot of effort into eating healthy at every other meal.
 
Mr C on the other hand did extremely well, I think that when you have an order from the doctor to lose weight it really spurs you on. Mr C also knows full well that if he doesn't change his eating habits he will never get better and his liver will just continue to get worse.
 
We will be on holiday by the time you read this, I know it will be super difficult as we are all inclusive, it's so easy to get carried away. Every time we want to reach for something naughty we will just have to picture a manky old liver in our minds and I'm sure the temptation will soon wane!
 
We also tried Quinoa for the first time this week, I can honestly say that it made my stomach churn looking at it and then it promptly went in the bin...bad I know but we will try again soon (hopefully!).
 
If anyone has any healthy food tips please let me know!

Much Love

N

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OMCZ Challenge #9

Wednesday, 19 June 2013 | 14 comments

Hi!


This is my second OMCZ challenge, the first one I did was shorts and even though I'm not a great lover of shorts I was pleased with the outfits I managed to get together.
 
This is a snippet of the email that we received from Leah for the next challenage!

'' I love dressing up, so I want to suggest we do a challenge inspired by a 'movie/cartoon/tv character' as that's really open to interpretation and should be a lot of fun''

Now as soon as I read this my head was swimming with ideas, Mr C and I are bit of film buffs and I have lots of favourites. I didn't go with a film but for a TV show instead.

I choose Sex and the City, it has always been a firm favourite for me and I have watched my DVDs over and over again. It had me hooked from the beginning, I watched it because I was single and wondered why my life wasn't like this, cosmopolitans and an endless line of handsome men (cue bubble bursting).

I couldn't really emulate one of the ladies style so I went for them all! I know it's a bit crazy but I'm up for a style challenge!
 

My first look is for Carrie. I based this look on one of my favourite episodes where she leaves to go to Paris. When she arrives she is wearing horizontal and vertical stripes, so this is my take on that. I couldn't resist pairing it with this bracelet that I got from a local boutique, it's so gorgeous.









Next is Charlotte. This look I think is definitely Park Avenue Princess. The white dress is about 9 years old from asda, the mint green cardigan was an eBay bargain and my jewellery is from New Look. I think Charlotte is my favourite character as she ended dating and then marrying someone that she wouldn't normally have gone for and that is very true for Mr C and I!


 




The next look was for Miranda. I kept it quite simple to fit in with her 'career woman' look. It was Mr C's idea to sit in the chair to make me look more professional. I have got one of my favourite handbags here from Radley, it's very special as it was my first one and also a gift from my mum and sister.





Last of all, Samantha. This look was the most difficult to think of, I don't have too many bold colours and power dressing items in my wardrobe. I always used to wish that I could have some of Samantha's confidence and boldness instead of spending years overcome by crippling shyness/anxiety.





Poolside Essentials

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 | 1 comment

Hi!

Eeek almost holiday time!

This holiday is all about relaxing so here is what I will be taking to the poolside to keep myself entertained whilst I'm soaking up some sunshine! I think that this topic was covered on a #PSBloggerschat but I didn't partake for some reason!

Magazines - I normally pick up at least 3/4 at the airport! I usually go for a TAB for the puzzles and then Look and Now.

Ipod - I love listening to music so I will definately not be forgetting my ipod!




Book - I'm not very good at reading on holiday as I can lie for hours and just people watch (in between a spot of sleeping!) but I will take one to try and read and I have choosen this one to take with me.



Suncream - I will be using Ambre Solaire - Factor 15.

Sunglasses -  I got these last November from Vision Express when I last went to purchase some new glasses. I think they were about £90 for the frames and lenses which was pretty good. I don't have the lenses thinned out on sunglasses, as I don't wear them everyday, it seems pointless plus it saves money!



Hat - This is only if I'm sitting directly in the sun, if I were to do that without my hat my locks would look like straw! I got this one at Gatwick aiport a few years ago as I had forgotten to pack one.



Have you got any holiday plans for this year?

Much Love

N
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Garden Time

Sunday, 16 June 2013 | No comments

Hi!
 
So this will be my last garden post for awhile.
 
Due to us thinking about moving I haven't really put much effort into the garden this year. It's had a good tidy and freshen up but lacks the copius amount of colour that it had last year.
 
Hopefully wherever we go next I will be able do some better posts!
 
I shall leave you with a few pictures from the garden last year!









Much Love

N
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My Holiday Beauty Essentials

Saturday, 15 June 2013 | No comments

Hi!

So our holiday is nearly here! I can't wait, after an extremely stressful year it will be nice to get away and relax.

I tend not to wear much makeup on holiday, a bit of powder, mascara, eyeshadow and lipgloss for the evening and a bare face during the day.

My most important things on holiday to take care of is skin and hair. I try and wear a hat if I can but, if I forget, then I always make sure I have a bottle of the charles worthington UV Protections spray to spritz on during the day. As my hair is so dry I keep it moisturised by using hair cream for afro hair in the evening.



On my skin I always use sun tan lotion. I always get asked why I use sun tan lotion as I'm black! I still have to protect my skin. A few years ago I was put under a lightbox to see if my face had been damaged by the sun and I was surprised to see it was worse than what I had thought, my chin,nose and forehead showed up with the worst damage. This year Im using the factor 15 ambre solaire cream. In the evening I don't bother with any fancy after sun lotion and just use baby lotion!






My only other essential is a good manicure and pedicure before I go!

Much Love

N
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