Pop over to Depop…

Have you heard of Depop? It’s my new little obsession. I would describe as a mix of eBay and instagram. Intrigued now huh!

All you need to do is download the app and create a @ username.

Mine is @sayitwithlace. Obvs ;) an here are some of the items I’m selling…

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It’s super easy! So go on, get shopping/selling!

March to April, and nearly May…

So it’s been a whole four weeks (nearly five – I keep forgetting what day it is this week) since I last posted, and for a couple of weeks before that I think it was only one a week. Honestly I have just been ridiculously crazy at work, think overtime, early mornings, not sitting down all day, and falling asleep at 6pm one Saturday night! Everything started to slow down at the beginning of last week. However, I just needed to chill out and think about what trashy tv programme I was going to watch and that was about it. That’s all my brain power could muster.

So I thought I’d share a flashback of what I’ve been up to when not chained to my desk for the entire day, and then some…

A Besties Baby Shower

One of my eldest friends has just a her gorgeous baby boy! We’ve been friends since we were four years old, and she was tasked with looking after me on my first day of school. Needless to say I’m so happy for her, her fiancée and the new family they’ve made!

So obviously we had to celebrate, at the end of March we did just this by attending a fun-filled baby shower, where there were games, food, and pressies aplenty.

Embarrassingly I didn’t finish my gift in time, so took it along and then had ask for it back. Oh the shame! My reasoning/excuse was that this is one of the first pregnancies I have been close to where the sex was a secret, I seriously struggled with the unisex concept. But here it is all nice and hole-free. My friend had lots of Winnie-the-Pooh themed baby bits, and her surname is Cherry so this helped a little when picking some of the fabric.

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My Birthday

One of my friends and I celebrate our birthdays within a week of one another, so this year we decided to celebrate together with a leopardy birthday bash. Meaning everyone had to wear leopard print.

My initial thought was that I wanted to wear a leopard print catsuit, which I found on Boohoo in the sale for £15. The problem was that a) it was a little high-necked – I do not suit high-necks AT ALL, and b) the dress code wasn’t dress as a leopard, but wear leopard attire. So I felt that I would look a little, let’s say daft. So instead I opted for my leopard print disco pants, also from Boohoo, and a gold sequinned top.

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I also got my gold MAC liquid eyeliner out and attempted some temporary leopard print tattoos – which you can just see in the picture above.

A Besties Hen Do

The week after my birthday it was one of the besties hen dos in Bristol. We all set off at 10am, which meant I didn’t have to wait for ages for the fun to start (I hate that), and met at some gorgeous tea rooms, called Cox and Baloney for sandwiches, scones, and cocktails in teapots.

After we checked into the Mercure hotel to get ready – the theme was bright lips and lashes and some of the lashes were pretty out there, here was the look I went for…

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Then it was time for dinner followed by lots more cocktails, we headed out for some yummy tapas!

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Then we danced the night away at Java, where we were VIP’s (obviously)!

Slowly but surely the 20 strong group whittled down to only three of us, and oh how I regretted that at breakfast the next morning, not as much as the bride-to-be however!

Easter

The long weekend was hugely anticipated, for around two weeks before, amongst the mayhem that was work, and I was counting down to some serious downtime. My aim was to rest after the previous week’s hen antics, and try to be productive – read: wake up without a hangover, at a reasonable hour, blitz my room, and try and get as many bits as possible onto ebay/my blog sale.

As well as fit in some Easter egg hunt fun, and meet my new crush Beau (my friends new gorgeous bubba).

My plan went well until Saturday night, where after two nights of staying in and going to bed early-ish (after pottering about the house all day), and already dodging invitations to go out on both Thursday and Friday nights, meant I was starting to get cabin fever. A friend asked if I wanted to go for a drink by the river, which turned into 2-4-1 cocktails, and a wristband for free entry to an extremely cheesy club. Followed by a chicken burger at three in the morning, and a lay-in until midday. Oops, fail!

From then on the productivity went out of the window, and far too soon I’m sitting back at my desk at work… and the long weekend is history.

So on that note I’d like to say I’M BACK! I’ve missed you!

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Battle of the Bad-ish Boys

A little bit of fun, albeit some serious questions here guys… It’s the battle of the supernatural bad boys and/or fighters.

So here it goes…
Let’s start with the original, and the best…

Buffy

Angel, Spike, Riley

Although he sports an Eminem-esq hair do throughout each season, he’s pretty mean, and oh yeh – he’s a vampire, I still have to pick Spike as my fave, I loved him and Buffy together. Yes I know I’m a geek!

Supernatural

I’m only on series two of this one (no spoilers), so I’m excited to see how these boys grow into there already amazingly yummy looks!

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Sam

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Dean

But sorry it’s just rude to pick between brothers!

True Blood

Bill, Eric, Alcide

Another newbie to this, I literally only started, and finished, this one last December, but I’m definitely a fan! I wanted Sookie to be with all three of them at some point or another, no not all at once! Although I swiftly went off Bill – grrr!

Understandably Alcide is my favourite of favourites, first of all I love a boy in a plaid shirt, second of all, he looks like this underneath one…GASP!!!

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Come on sneak a peak! And let me know which evil vampire, good vampire, vampire hunter, or werewolf you’d let stick around!

Just a little something pretty to look at, whilst I’m on the crazy work train at the moment!

Stick with me please : )

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Pictures from fan pop, pics to pin, sookiestackhousewika, buffy.wikia, kulfoto

Vegas Baby…

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So I’ve been designated the role of organiser in booking a trip to Vegas, tough times I know.

The problem lies in that, honestly, I think there simply may be just too much choice. So I thought I’d ask you for some help :)

Here’s the brief;
Accommodation for 6
A fancy pants hotel
A good pool, and by good I mean amazing!

What I need help with is basically knowing which hotels are good to stay in, and which are a little bit shabby.

Which ones have fabulous pools, and generally anything else I may need!

How to come back with enough winnings to pay for the whole trip would also be appreciated!

Also any sites that do good deals in terms of helicopter rides, shows and all that other fun stuff!
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Picture from The Hipmunk Blog

Not So Valentine Flowers…

Forget the hearts, roses and chocolates, I want daisies!

dc42ae706a1ed6ff00dfd73086b20d04ointerestIf you haven’t yet noticed (you will from now on) daisies are absolutely everywhere!

Every main fashion brand has some sort of attire or accessory that bands this lil’ flower, (how can some people think they’re weeds?!) I defy you to go into a main store and not find something with a daisy/daisy print on!

Here are some examples of this trend…

Dress Forever 21 £12.75, Shorts Topshop £30, Earrings River Island £2 , Cami New Look £12.99, Jumper Topshop £38, Corset Dress Topshop £34, Compact Mirror Forever 21 £3.15, Bikini Motel Rocks £39, Collared Dress Bank £25, Maxi Dress Motel Rocks £48, Dungarees ASOS £18, Leggings New Look £12.99, Play Suit Oh My Love £35, Play Suit Motel Rocks £45.

Not sure if you could don full on flower power, why not try your hand (literally) at some nail art…

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What are your thoughts on this trend? Not to brag but I was wearing this last June… : )

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My 1st Giveaway

So as mentioned here, I decided to run my very first giveaway, as a massive thank you to all of you!

I’ve nearly reached 500 followers on twitter and I’m so so grateful!

So without further ado, here is the goody bag that one lucky follower could win…
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As you can see the main prize is in fact this gorgeous blue snakeskin bag from Oh my Love! With a few extra goodies thrown in for good measure!

UPDATE 03/02/14

Seeing as we’ve just had pay day, I’ve also added these goodies to those above…

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So quick get entering, there’s only a few days left!

You still have time to enter, and all you have to do is click on the circle and follow the instructions!
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Good luck!!

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The Grammys 2014

As mentioned in my top picks from the SAG Awards, I’m going to bring you my top picks of the red carpet fashion from all (or as many as I can) of the various up and coming awards.

This time it’s The Grammy’s – now I thought there may be a few WOW’s and OMG’s compared to some of the classic looks worn by the actresses at the “movie” awards.

Now I’ve made no secrets of the fact that I haven’t as yet been bowled over by any of the looks I’ve seen so far, and honestly, that’s still the case. Although some of the dresses are completely gorgeous, probably some of my faves yet, but none of those aforementioned WOW’s or OMG’s, sad face!

But as promised here are the ones that stand out, although honestly there weren’t that many attendees, thus not many dresses to pick from, eek…

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From left to right; Anna Kendrick wears an Azzaro gown with a Joan Hornig clutch, Chrissy Teigen in Johanna Johnson, Ciara adorns her bump in Emilio Pucci, Katy Perry’s second Valentino dress of the night was my preference, Kelly Osbourne wears Badgley Mishka and accessorises with Loree Rodkin jewels and Brian Atwood shoes, Iggy Azalea in Elia Saab, Taylor Swift wears Gucci Premiere, Giuliana Rancic in Alex Perry, Natasha Bedingfield accessorises her Christian Sirianow dress with an Emkuo clutch and Samantha Wills jewellery.

Someone that I never thought would ever be one of my favourite looks was Paris Hilton in Milani…

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I also loved Beyonce’s gorgeous Michael Costello dress…

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As for the boys, Macklemore looked pretty dashing in his teal velvet suit, and check out the shoes!

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Hope you’re liking my awards posts! Who do you think is constantly getting it right?
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Just about recovered…

Hi All,

I hope you all had a fantastic New Year’s Eve/Day celebration, I think I have just about recovered from my antics after spending nearly all day in bed yesterday – oops!

I wanted to post this yesterday, but due to said antics and an emergency recovery operation, I’m afraid I didn’t get round to it.

Here is a slideshow, using Photosnack, of some of my fave happenings of 2013…

http://www.photosnack.com/9EABCB9A9F7/p7pmqj9j

For some reason my embed code will not work – I’m trying to sort it – but in the mean time please click on the link above to view the slideshow!

What are you excited about for 2014? Is there anything you would like to recreate from last year? Or are you all for the unknown?

I would love to go skiing again, so I need to work on my friends on that one. Then I have a couple of close friends weddings that I’m really excited about, as well as some new babies to love!

Happy New Year, lets hope this is the best one yet!

Check back in a few days to find out how I’m going with “Sorting My Life Out” : s

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Topshop Haul…

So I finally bought myself a few bits from the Topshop make-up range. I’ve heard that both Topshop and MAC make up is made from the same company. But I can’t seem to find any official evidence of this.

Instead I’ll just focus on what I think of the bits I bought.

Firstly the packaging…
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How amazingly cute is it?! But also sturdy and protective. I love the doodle stars!

Ok, now the good stuff! This is actually my new favourite product…
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A gorgeous highlighter powder in Crescent Moon, this was the only one I saw  so I am unsure as to whether they do other colours. This is so lovely and really natural, I love that it creates a dewy glow, which I lust after with very product I buy!

Another new gem, this fab lippy in Straight Ace…
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Such a beaut of a colour, it’s really really purple : ) Great pigmentation and doesn’t dry out your lips. I think I may had a look to see if there is a lip liner that matches this so that I can create quite a sharp dramatic look. But I can tell it’s going to be my new go to!

Then you always need new tools…
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I’m just as impressed with these as I am the products! The foundation brush is SUPER soft! I was literally stroking my face with it. I haven’t yet used this to apply foundation, as I haven’t really got on with stippling brushes. Instead I’ve used it with my new highlighter, although I’ve found that my MAC angled brush is better for this job. Gonna do a bit of a trial and error with this one!

And then the Smoky Eyes Brush, I love this! It is perfect for creating a smoky eye with its double ended applicators. With the thin angled end you can get really clops to the lashes and draw amazing “wings”. And the rounded end fits into the crease of the eye like a glove, and is the blender of all blenders!! I will definitely be buying a couple more of these bad boys!

The one thing I’m not overly impressed with is the nail varnishes. Amazing colours and good coverage, but not the best longevity. However, I was in a rush to apply the pink one so maybe I need to give myself another manicure ; )
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Last but not least the price…
Highlighter £10.00
Lippy £8.00
Brushes £7-8
Nail Varnishes £5-6

As you can see the prices of all the products are pretty fair, and I think they are truly an investment into any make-up junkies collection. In fact I’m going to have a little look online for a few more bits – I’ll keep ya posted : )

Let me know your thoughts on this range! And whether you know anything about MAC make up being made by the same company! The quality of the bits I bought certainly suggest they are!

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I’ve Finally Figured Out Bloglovin’…

So yeh I think I may be a little slow off the mark, but for some reason I just couldn’t get going with the whole Bloglovin’ thingy-majig!

But after some stern-ish ( ; p) words from Vicky over at Lots of Love, Me I got mu bum into gear.

And now I’m all sorted!! Click on the button over there ——————————————————>

to follow me!

Thanks guys, and humungous, massive thank you to Vicky!!

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