18 Oct 2011

My 30th Birthday

It was my big 3 0 on Saturday and I had a birthday party to celebrate. I was so chuffed that so many of my friends who are scattered all over the place all came together.

I had a retro sweet table with little tear off mix-up bags and cake pops which seemed to phase some people as they were unsure what they were, but they went down a storm.

I wore a Tara Starlet prom dress -







With my Sister-in-Law

 
All my ladies
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12 Oct 2011

Saying Goodbye To My 20's

On Saturday I celebrate my 30th birthday, I took a moment to think about all the wonderful things I have done in the last ten years and thought I'd share some of them with you.

Hen Night 
The girls booked Dublin as a surprise, it was one crazy, fantastic weekend


Our Wedding



Honeymoon  
We went to Margarita Island and mainland Venezuela to stay on the Orinoco river for a few days, we caught Piranha only using a stick! We even slept in little huts on a mud bank on the river. It's the hottest and most humid place we have ever been to date.
 
Jungle at dusk, on the river Island
 Holiday to Mombasa, Kenya and Safari  



At one of the lodges above a watering hole



Learning to Snowboard
  

New York
Lisa and I had five days of bliss, just the two of us in New York

Drinks at the Plaza hotel
  
Being geeks at a New York Knicks game

Carrie Bradshaw's steps on the SATC tour
 
Dusk over Central Park
 
From 'Top of the Rock'

Glastonbury 2008 / 09
One of most favourite places, was very upset that I didn't go this year!


 
At the front for Kate Nash, I do love her so

Raving in a field


Front stage for Paloma Faith, that lady rocks - 2010

Just chillin watching a band...
Meeting my litery idol Philippa Gregory
Pictured here with my friend Jodie, we attended a talk about her research into her latest novel. She is a true inspiration




Adopting our Cat Babies


There has been many great moments in between these above, but some I can't locate the pictures for and this would have been an even bigger picture fest,  
such as swimming with dolphins, remote island getaways, being bridesmaids at weddings and arrival of bouncing babies of dear friends. I have met some fabulous people along the way, that I couldn't now live without, I've developed my passion for all that is vintage and fashion and become a freelance makeup artist.

However thought-out these last ten years the has been one constant person by my side, apart from beloved friends, that's my long suffering husband, he puts up with my constant flighty and excitable nature without even battering an eyelid. Without him none of the above would have been possible as he is always encouraging me to fulfil my dreams, supports my crazy plans and keeps me in line when required.

I wonder what the next ten years hold?

A little Butterfly in the making
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8 Oct 2011

I must be the last...

I think I must be one of the last beauty / fashion bloggers to buy the Urban Decay Naked Palette I used it on a bridal booking before I tried it on myself and I was so pleased at the good pigmentation of the colours and the way they blended.


I used it on a bride before I tried it on myself and I was so pleased at the good pigmentation and the way they blended both with other colours in the set and different brand eyeshadows.


The palette came with a trial size bottle of Primer Potion which is a bonus as I wanted to also try it after reading so many great reviews. I automatically thought the brush would be naff but to great surprise it was a great little tool of good quality.  

So far I really like colours 'Virgin' and 'Darkhorse'


Do you have this palette, what's your favourite combination?

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4 Oct 2011

Last days of summer....

Just as we were all packing up our sun dresses out comes Mr Sunshine and says hello! I hope that you have all been enjoying the surprise sunshine? What did you get up to? 

After a big night out , I just felt like something comfortable to go to do a few hours work in, so not a very glam outfit today.

This is the very rare post too were I'm only wearing a splash of nude eyeshadow, mascara and some lipgloss.







Skirt - A few years old River Island
Sandals ~ Fred & Florence at Tesco
Blouse ~ River Island
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2 Oct 2011

LOTD -Beach Blanket Babylon

Last night we all went to Beach Blanket Babylon in Shoreditch, London to celebrate my best friends Lisa's 30th Birthday.

Lisa looked uber gorgeous in her pink Vivienne Westwood dress. She  had hired the beautiful cocktail lounge area set in the basement; this low lite area had a air of romance and opulence, perfect for a special occasion. 






Dress ~ Miss Selfridge

With the Birthday girl.
Happy Birthday Lisa x xx
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