Sunday, 11 December 2011

I Just Don't Think I'll Ever Get Over You - Colin Hay

after been given the task of becoming a snowflake for an impending festive fiesta (and that means literally, becoming one...not simply adorning myself with some paper flakes...) , i started thinking about my makeup and of COURSE, i decided that nothing but snowflake nails would do! 

i just rummaged around my nail varnish collection (supplemented by my aunty's impressive stash - girl after my own heart, that one!) and ta-da! 

inglot XL5/inglot 955/miscellaneous silver nail striper

it was one of the more time consuming designs i've done (third only to strawberries and hello kitty!), but so adorable! i'm thinking i might try and do Father Christmas nails next...!

Monday, 5 December 2011

Bonnie Somerville - Winding Road

so, my other half/yin to my yang/louise to my thelma/BEST FRIEND IN DA UNIVERSE (aka. claire at little love) completely upped her game in the best bud stakes and sent me a care package from the U.S of A!

it contained a multitude of wonderful things, each carefully selected and chosen (i hope!) to bring smiles to my generous cheeks! inside i found; a mascara (called fairy drops, how cute!), Ole Miss Hotty Totty knickers, Ole' Miss chocolate, Urban Decay primer samples, sephora primer tester, a DONT DO DRUGS pen, philosophy shower gel and my all time favourite perfume!

this last particular inclusion is quite possible the best thing she could've sent me. about half year ago, i discovered the most divine scent - The Body Shop's Vanilla Perfume Oil.

unfortunately, as with all utterly brilliant things, TBS decided to discontinue it in the U.K and despite my hardcore looking, a frantic search for back-up bottle was not fruitful. luckily for me, they still sell in the the U.S, so having a best friend there for a year has turned out to be rather handy.

this stuff is MAGIC - you dab on a teensy bit on your wrist and neck (pules points people) and the boys go gaga for it! everytime i wear, i have men (and women) telling me that i smell amazing- friends, ticket inspectors, random strangers in clubs/bars. it's INSANE - so i'm very glad to have my signature scent once more upon my person. this miniscule bottle last around 6 months with everyday use, and at around $12 is consequently, a BARGAIN!

what's your signature scent? and has a company ever decided to discontinue your HG item? vent below!

Friday, 11 November 2011

Regina Spektor - Laughing With

i think this song has to be one of my all-time favourite songs - regina spektor has a magical voice, with her dulcet tones are instantly soothing and possess the ability to dissapate any of my worries. for once i seem to be at a loss for words in order to describe her music adaquetely, so i suggest that you just listen to this and all will becom crystal! if you are to listen to just one of her albums, pick Far 

poland is continuing to be a perfect adventure, filled with friends, teaching Europeans the joys and jubilations of Ring of Fire, flirting with barmen till they let you pour pints and mix your own cocktails and exploring the city! it's now getting so cold that your breath curls out in little cloudy mushroom puffs and i'm barely surviving! when winter really arrives (hello temperatures of -20 degrees!) i'm not certain what i'm going to do...i think i'll have to hibernate till march!

my new beautiful pin-up flowers from this ebay seller (expect a longer post on these) - classic polka dot nails - my new f21 leopard print mary-jane heels - painting with my little cousin Maja - borrowing jumpers from boys because you're incapable of dressing yourself appropriately

what things have been floating that proverbial boat of yours this week?