Monday, 24 September 2012

I promise to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse...

'I do' can change someone's life in the matter of seconds! They can be some of the biggest but smallest words that most of us will say during one point in our lives. (Or for many in some peoples cases!) The biggest because you are agreeing to become one with your partner, who you will spend the rest of your life with, or the smallest because lets be fair, 'I do' is quite short, simple but to the point! I've seen lots of photos of me when I was little at lots of family and friends weddings, but this was my first wedding that I could actually remember. 

I wore a dress from Warehouse which I've had for ages. It's tight at the waist and has a pretty flare skirt. I paired this with some nude patent court shoes from Dorothy Perkins. My mum wore a new River Island dress which is currently in stores. The dress has beautiful detail, with lace running down the back and a beautiful beaded section to emphasise the waist. She then paired this with some sparkly stilettos that matched perfectly with her clutch! 

When planning our outfits, my mum decided to get a corsage done at our local florist, to tie around our wrists. They looked gorgeous on the day with the diamond in the middle of the flower!

My corsage had a orchid, which is above. While my mum had a rose, below. The flowers definitely added an elegant touch to the outfit, perfect for weddings and proms!

The bride had worked soo hard at the wedding! She tried to consider everyone while planning. While having a look around the venue, I found this gorgeous little wooden stand from the local candy shop 'Candy Lane'. The bride had invited a few children to the wedding, so while the adults had some wine and champagne on their table to enjoy, the children could go to this little stand and create their own pick a mix! What a 'sweet' idea! See what I did there? hehe.

Even though this lovely little idea was directed towards the children, it certainly didn't stop me and my mum having a little go!

Malteasers and strawberries. Yum

Again the bride had some beautiful ideas by having champagne and clear crystals scattered across the tables. Our names were also beautifully written on different card shapes, mine was written on a dove, while my mums was written on a heart. These slotted perfectly on to our wine glasses, which added a pretty extra touch!

I must say, going to this wedding made me want to get married and while writing this post up, I was also thinking.... Hmm how old will I be when I say the big words 'I do'? What ring will I have? Who will be at my wedding? What dress will I have? I bet some of you have planned it all out!


Monday, 17 September 2012

Moving on...

So once again, I have not been a good blogger! I have so many posts to write up at the moment but sooo little time! As you would all know from my previous posts, I am moving to Cardiff university halls this week. So for the past few weeks I have been busy picking up bits and pieces and spending quality time with my Mum, who seriously has tears in her eyes every-time I mention the topic! 

So for today's post, I'm sharing with you a picture from my Sixth Form Ball which was back in July. I had an amasing night with many friends that I have known all of my life and have spent so many fond memories with. I think it's actually hitting me now, that I will be leaving behind so many beautiful people, that have helped me become the person that I am today. It is also a time where you learn who your true friends are, these friends will continue to create new and lasting memories, even though your miles apart! 
After hunting for my ball gown in all kinds of shops! I found this beautiful dress in 'House of Fraser' and it cost £180. I love all things sparkly, so when I seen this.. I simply fell in love. I wanted an elegant dress, not brightly coloured with simple but classy detail. I didn't want the plastic gems and sequins, I wanted the crystals and diamonds!

Even though finding my dress was great, I must say the best bit of the whole event was getting ready! I had my eyelashes done, my cousin kindly did my hair and I prepped and pampered myself with lots of goodies!

So like I said, I'm moving down to Cardiff this week and I can promise I will have more time to blog and I am extremely looking forward to it!


Saturday, 8 September 2012

Liebster Award..

I've seen the 'Liebster Award' on a few blogs now and I've been waiting and waiting to be nominated! Finally the lovely Megan from 'Lets get lippy beauty blog' nominated me for the award that is specifically for new bloggers who have less than 200 followers. So thank you very much Meg!

+ Each person must post 11 things about themselves
+ They must also answer the 11 questions the 'tagger' has set for them
+ They must then create 11 more questions to ask bloggers they have decided to tag
+ They must then choose 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers and tag them in this post
+ The nominated bloggers must then be told 
+  There's no tag backs

Eleven things about me.
My favourite chocolate is White Milky Buttons.
I have a birth mark just above my bum, (right cheek) hehe!
I used to do Ballet and tap.
I love Pretty Little Liars!
My favourite film is Pearl Harbour <3
I love silver jewelry.
I mostly wear boots and sandals... never in-between!
I love Bubble baths and bath bombs!
My favourite makeup items have to be tinted moisturiser and mascara.
I love slouchy, cuddly tops.
I really want a tea cup kitten.... and I think I'd call her Polly.

Questions from Megan.

If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be?  It would be Hawaii because I would love to visit Pearl Harbour <3
Whats your favorite shop? My favourite shop is.... ZARA!
Dogs or cats? Cats - Teacup kitten called Polly.
Mascara or eyeliner? Mascara.
Favorite Movie? Pearl Harbour<3
Do you have any tattoos? Nope.
Summer or winter? I love Winter. Cuddles, Hot chocolate and log fires.
Fav drug store brand? Hmm... L'oreal.
Denim jacket or leather jacket? Leather Jacket!
Comedy or romance films? I love romance.. but since I'm in love it has to be Comedy!
Favorite actor or actress? Oh wow.. Ben Affleck. You will be mine.

Questions for my nominees
What is your favourite chocolate?
What is your go to makeup product?
What is your favourite shoe?
Have you ever experienced Love?
What would you do with a million pound?
Are you a boots or flats kinda girl?
Is matching underwear a must for you?
What do you spend most on each month?
Live in the City or the Country?
Neutrals or pastels?
Favourite Blog? 


I'm finding it hard to find anyone who has under 200 followers!? Am I the only one :(
Anyway... whoever reads this post is nominated. So have fun!


Monday, 3 September 2012

Light a candle and chill...

This is exactly what I've been doing lately. Turning on my Macbook, lighting a candle, cuddling up and browsing! Browsing for what exactly? Everything and anything in preparation for moving out!! I've been looking at bed linen, plates, bowls, cutlery, storage boxes etc. Where am I moving? To CARDIFF in TWO WEEKS into university halls. So as you have already guessed, I got into university and I chose to go to Cardiff to study Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies! 
By the captials... I'm guessing you can tell I'm EXCITED!

So this really isn't much of review post of a new product or a OOTD, but a simple post showing you my favourite Yankee Candles that I have been burning for the past few weeks!

Fluffy Towels - This is a gorgeous fresh scent that smells exactly like clean washing on the line!

Here I have Mango Peach Salsa, Vanilla Lime, Sandalwood Vanilla and Country Lemonade!
As you can see I love sweet and fresh scents, that brighten up my cosy room. These scents are perfect for these summer months but I really need to start getting some warmer ones ready for autumn and winter at university!

This is Winter Wonderland, I had this last christmas and I love it. I love the china setting that it came with!

Also here I have Island Spa and Mandarin Cranberry, again two very sweet but fresh scents in my collection!! Each of these individual candles get burnt in my glass jar in the first picture which I got for £3. 

Sorry this is such a short post, but I am soo busy preparing for university! It is so strange having my pay  
at the end of the week and usually spending it on new Zara bags or jumpers from Topshop. Now I'm spending it on cushions, plates and tea towels? Seriously!! 

I'm really enjoying picking up things for my room at university and I am planning on doing a university room tour for my first video on a new project I am planning. So keep tuned for that!

Thanks for reading and have a lovely day! Good luck to all that are preparing for university and congratulations on your A level results!