Monday, 10 June 2013

Top Four Nail Polishes

Nails have always been an issue for me,  I have bitten mine for years so they’re very thin and bendy. I also have a terrible habit of peeling the varnish off and along with it the top layer of nail, so they usually look a bit rubbish.

Here are four polishes that make them look slightly better:

Models Own | Scarlett Sparkle £5
I wore this for my wedding day, I love it that much. It’s a brilliant red and very densely packed with glitter and two coats give a brilliant finish. This lasts about three days before chipping, or one day if you’re like me and love to peel it off *embarrassed face*.

This varnish lasts amazingly well, we’re talking a week here. I love the gunmetal grey with some amazingly fine sparkles in, it’s so pretty and goes with anything. It also goes on so well and feels like it covers quite thickly and dries to a really cool satin finish, so it’s not super shiny and has a hint of texture.

Nails Inc | Jermyn Street £11
This is an old favourite of mine, a brilliant nude but grungy colour. It’s great for everyday wear, the only trouble with the Nails Inc range, I find, is that they chip within a day which is a bit disappointing really, but I love this colour.

Butter London | Knackered £13
This is a ‘sheer twinkling oyster shade flecked with micro glitter particles’ according to the blurb. It’s just so pretty and subtle. I’m a sucker for a glittery polish. Butter London nail lacquers contain no formaldehyde, toluene or DBP (whatever they are), so I can wear this guilt free that I’m not fumigating my lungs or absorbing any nasties.

So there we have it. I should add that I always use Nail Envy as a base coat and Nail Inc’s Caviar Top Coat on top. 

Sorry I don't have any pictures of these on, but my nails really aren't photo-worthy. I tried and they look terrible so I wouldn't be doing the varnishes any justice at all.

Sunday, 9 June 2013

30 Day Snap #8 | Flowers

I missed a snap yesterday, eep. We had a BBQ and I completely forgot to take a picture.

Today's snap is of the flowers my friend Clare brought over for me. I love tulips.

Aren't they pretty.

Friday, 7 June 2013

30 Day Snap #7 | Enough Clothes?

I was tidying the future nursery today and put away all the clothes we have bought or been given.

Here's a peek at what we have so far.

We have so many already and still have four months left to go, do you think we have enough yet?

Thursday, 6 June 2013

30 Day Snap #6 | Puffed Out Bippa

We took our dog Ripley, or Bippa as we call her, for a walk tonight and she was puffed out when we got home.

She sat like this for ages, which means she must have been pooped because she's usually running around like a nutcase.

Mission accomplished.

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

30 Day Snap #5 | Baby Wallace

Today's snap of the day has to be of our baby.

We had our 20 week scan today and everything looks fine, so we just have to wait another 20 weeks now until we can see him again.

Baby Wallace at 20 Weeks

Our Stay At Stanley House Hotel & Spa

As you have probably seen, last weekend me and the husband ventured ‘oop North’ to Blackburn for our friends’ wedding at Stanley House Hotel & Spa in Mellor, Lancashire.

The night before the big day we stayed in a Travelodge - it was definitely not the nicest one I have stayed in as it was above a service station, stuffy and a bit ming all round. We only paid £20 for it, but to be honest I’d have forked out a bit more for a decent night’s sleep and not having to hear the hacking cough the person in the room above had all night.

The comfiest bed in the world. I want to get back in it right now!

After our Travelodge nightmare we were SO glad we had booked into a room at the wedding venue for Saturday night. We checked in during the wedding reception and were ecstatic to find an amazing room with a lush green view.

The view from our room thanks to the massive floor to ceiling window

The room was so light and airy thanks to the floor to ceiling window, the bed was possibly the most comfortable we have slept in – I want to buy one for myself. I should have had a sneak peek at the brand before I left .

I’m a bit of a hotel bathroom snob and ours got top marks from me. The shower was huge and powerful, so refreshing after a long day spent as a wedding guest and even more welcome after the Travelodge’s shower that should be renamed ‘trickle’.  It was so well thought out and luxurious. The thick, fluffy towels also scored a few extra plush points.

The plush and shiny bathroom and possibly the biggest shower in the world

Luckily we got breakfast included so we both tucked into a hearty Full English before we left, which was served in Mr Fred’s restaurant. Luckily the weekend was gloriously sunny and it was emphasised in this room thanks to the light and airy layout.

The rest of the spacious room, total luxury

Not only was the wedding fantastic, but the hotel was amazing too. I spied that they had a spa, so I’m dying to revisit for a girls’ spa weekend. Hopefully I won’t be waiting too long before I return.

We stayed in one of Stanley House’s Woodland rooms, for prices and spa deals click here

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

30 Day Snap #4

It's been so sunny today and the goods I bought for my holiday also arrived, so in the spirit of all things sunshine today's 30 Day Snap is a pic of my new swimming attire and a staple denim skirt to chuck on.

I got the flip flops last week, but they're a tiny bit too small, so I might end up giving them to someone else.

I cannot wait to get to Sitges and do nothing but eat, swim and sunbathe for a week - hurry up 22 June!