Rain Rain Go Away

Good morning my little honeys! It’s a very wet and rainy bank holiday morning here in North Wales. I can’t help but love the fact that it’s coming around to one of my favourite seasons; Autumn!
I just love the autumnal atmosphere, the colour of the fallen leaves, cosy jumpers and cute ankle boots, the cold mornings where a cup of tea in bed to start the day is a must! I also think I have found my favourite nail varnish for AW15!
Whilst browsing the make up and beauty section of my local Wilkinsons one day last week I came across this little beauty;
It’s called ‘Rain Rain Go Away’ and it’s from the 60 seconds super shine Rinemel collection by Rita Ora. The colour is a beautiful pastel taupe and once I spotted it I couldn’t leave it on the shelf for just £2.98!
Once applied it’s true to the colour in the bottle, and definitely dries in 60 seconds. I always have trouble waiting for nail varnish to dry, I always end up smudging it. But voila! Perfectly dried nails!
‘Rain Rain Go Away’ is definitely going to be my go to nail varnish this AW15. What’s yours?

 

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2015 Goals *Update*

 

 

 

At the beginning of the year (and my blog!) which seems like it was just yesterday; I wrote a post all about my goals for this year and I thought it may be nice to update you all on how these are going!

So here goes;

Find a new job! Crossed off the list, yaaaay! I got a new job in March this year as most of you may, or may not know I am no longer a Subway employee! *sighs of relief* I’m now a florist and I love it, but I’m also excited at the new challenges I may be facing in the near future.

I NEED A HOLIDAY! Okay, so you could say this has been crossed off but also not. In February Nathan and I travelled to London for a few days away. Whilst some of you may not see it as a holiday, because it wasn’t abroad, it was still a well needed break!

Lose weight and tone up. *still in motion* Nathan and I have started running as often as we can, evenings days off etc. I also re-downloaded the My Fitness Pal app for help with how much I consume daily. As well as an app I (well Nathan) recently came across called Freeletics which is AMAZING, it has looooads of free work outs with video’s and also like a timeline where you can follow others and spur each other on via status’, pictures etc. This has helped a lot.

Move out. This hasn’t happened yet, and may get pushed upon early next year. Simply because I’ve recently started learning to drive – again. It’s so expensive and I recently got my car. I think it’s best for me to pass my test before moving out.

Spend more time doing art-y things! Even though it may just be the odd doodle here and there or working on my adult colouring book which I’m absolutely obsessed with, this has definitely happened! Which has made me sooo much more happier in myself.

Start a blog. Hallelujah! Say hello to my baby!

I’m pretty happy with my progress through my goals this year. Did you set goals for yourself this year? How are you getting on with completing them? I’d love to hear!

Top of the Crops

Hi, hello, how’re you lovelies? Excuse the cheesy title of this post *cringe* but I’m really excited to show you my new crop top! I think I’ve found the one, my ultimate favourite crop top and it’s from the wonderful up and coming women’s online fashion shop; Boutique of Molly.

This puuuurrrrfect crop is the Eliza Bandage Crop*, in size 8. It’s a black halter neck top, with an open back. At £21.95, this top is a reasonable price and the quality is amazing! With the back being so revealing I was expecting to have to wear some sort of strapless bra or have to invest in some tit tape; but no! It holds everything in the right place without needing help, which I was really impressed with!
It’s great for a night out with the girls or even date night! I’ve also found that I can wear it in a casual outfit too, I’ve worn it under a loose-knitted jumper as a last minute decision for a foodie date with a friend. You can just see it under the jumper and I think it adds a nice little detail to a usually ordinary outfit.
Psssst! They also have a white version coming soon! 
I’m over the moon with this buy, literally couldn’t be any happier. Boutique of Molly have such a great range of clothes, I recommend you check them out (if you haven’t already)!

I also have a personalised discount code to share with you all which is ‘DAINTYDWEEB‘ so if you’re thinking of ordering anything, by using this code you can receive 20% off your order!

*I paid for the product with a discount offered to me, all views and opinions are my own

 

Birthday Gifts

So, last week I posted about turning ‘Twenteen’, and Friday it happened.

Nathan and I shared a wonderful birthday weekend amoungst our family and friends. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the fact that our birthdays are one after another. Nathan turned 22 on the Thursday, I turned 20 on the Friday so we both took a long weekend off work to celebrate.
We had a day of shopping on Nathan’s birthday followed by a fun night of drinks and laughter with friends on the Thursday evening. On the Friday, we spent time with family before a well needed cosy night in that evening. On the Saturday evening we let our family’s meet properly at a joint family meal at a local pub/restaurant and all went well.
I thought I’d share a little post with you all of all the amazing, thoughtful gifts I had from my family, and his. This post is in no way me trying to ‘brag’ I just wanted to share how grateful and thankful I am to have such wonderful people around me at this time of my life.

 

Nathan knew how much I wanted a watch, he’s sat and listened to endless earache of me telling him how amazing and beautiful Olivia Burton watches are and picked the most amazing one of all! I can’t bare to take it off!
He also knows how much I need to get back into running/jogging because my exercise levels have hit rock bottom lately, I have no motivation for fitness yet I sit around moaning how disgusting my body’s getting lately. So he did the amazing thing of getting me the best running shoes he could find, in this beautiful blue/turquoise combination to help me get motivated again!
We’ve decided that we’re going to get him a pair of running shoes and start going together which I thinks going to be super fun and I can’t wait!

Next up is my Mum! The striped piece of clothing is the play suit I seen in Liverpool at the beginning of July which features in my ‘Week off Wonders’ post and if you follow me on Instagram you’ll have seen the post which has the caption ‘regret not buying this now aaaah’. Well my mum went and bought it!!! eeeee!

Secondly, she knows how obsessed I am with butterflies, and did the thoughtful thing of buying me a matching set of butterfly earrings, and a ring from Pandora which I am soooo grateful for.
My Step-Mum and Dad bought me bits and bobs for my room which I think are suuuuper cute!!! I especially love the cushion which says ‘Pretty Please (with a cherry on top)’ I think it’s quirky and will look lovely in my room. I can’t wait to put some pictures in the frames and get them up!

 

Nathan’s family bought me an adult colouring book which I am soooo excited to use! I especially went out and bought some new colouring pencils the other day, I can’t wait to get stuck in! Along with a cute little Ariel mug & ‘Ariels Book of Secrets’! and last but certainly not least, HARRY POTTER SOCKS!
For those of you who don’t know, I’m obsessed with Disney, especially Ariel! and I have loved Harry Potter for as long as I can remember (I think that may have something to do with the fact that I have the same birthday as Harry Potter, and ofcourse the wonderful J.K. Rowling)!

 

Nathan’s mum also went to the great efforts of getting me Disney Princess cake for the family meal we held on the Saturday! How amazing is it??? (Please excuse the crappy picture, it’s the only one I managed to get!)
The last thing I’m going to share with you, is my most important birthday gift, from my wonderful dad. Lately, I have started learning to drive (again), and this time I am determined to kick its ass and pass my test.

 

So my dad being the most amazing man that he is, went and bought me a friggin CAR!!!! I can’t say thank you enough to him, he’s just the absolute best!

Overall I’ve definitely been spoilt this year, and I’m so grateful for all of it, I had a loooovely birthday weekend and now I’m sad its over! *sad face*

xo