The Dress

Oh the dress. Personally I found the words of advise ‘you just know when its the One’ so very true.  I saw ‘my’ dress a year before I’d even tried it on at the Milton Keynes Wedding Fayre.

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It was from the wonderful ladies at The Ivory Wardrobe in Woburn Sands. I booked an appointment with them a year before the wedding. Tried on ‘the dress’ first followed by around 15 more but it was just a no for everything else. My heart was set on that first one.

It is, in my opinion, a modern princess style.

 

I got my shoes and veil with The Ivory Wardrobe also. A gorgeous, incredibly comfy pair from Pink. My ‘something blue’ gem stickers was simply from Amazon but I felt it added a nice touch.

 

I am unsure who my Veil is designed by but I will edit this post as soon as I do.

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I wish everyone the best of luck finding ‘their dress’ it really does create such a special memory.

K

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Red Peacock Photography

Our incredible photographer for our wedding was Nicola from Red Peacock Photography.

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She is brilliant.

Nicola specialises in candid photographing, she obviously does posed photos but her candidness is what attracted us to her. I began following her facebook page way back at the beginning of 2016, after observing her work for a few weeks, I mention her to MrG and he was more than happy to go ahead with her.

I arranged a meeting, she had our date available, so we booked! 1.5 years in advance. Nicola as far as I’m aware is being booked rapidly for 2018 already.

She made us feel very at ease, was a burst of bright positive energy when she arrived on the morning and began snapping away.

If you are based in the Milton Keynes area I would highly recommend checking her work out as we’re completely in love with ours.

K

 

Soap and Glory Mini Set – Review

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Whats not to love about Soap and Glory? Their nice price tag? Their fun but also classic theme or the products themselves?

I adore a little bit of Soap and Glory to indulge in every now and again.

This think, creamy body butter was no different, a lovely little slick up the legs, round the elbows and ankles keeps them in pretty good nick throughout the winter.

Their body washes tend to be very smooth and slippery in the shower, I enjoy the lather up they give when uses with a lofa too.

The also do gorgeous gift sets too, never a fail when their products are so versatile and usable.

k

Chanel Nail Polishe Review

While I adore the skin care of Chanel I’ve always found the majority of the make up and nail polishes a disappointment (cue me getting shot for blasphemy!) but that’s just my opinion.

I have 3 of Chanel’s nails polishes and their base coat. I’ve tried applications several different ways with different base coats, top coats, applications, thickness, thinness, letting each coat dry between layering, not layering, setting sprays. Just nothing seems to work which I feel really sad to say.

As a luxury brand and quite expensive considering its a nail polish I never expected them to chip and just plain peel off like they do.

Now I’d done this with the Chanel base coat, applied three thin layers, letting it dry between applications and then sealed with Sally Hansen strengthening top coat. I let it 16 hours to set and what did I do for it to peel like this? I had a shower.

What am I doing wrong?! Any nails experts that know these polishes well, let me know!

Whats your opinion/experience with these?

K

Fleur DeForce – The Luxe Life

I am an avid follower of Fleur as you can probably tell from my previous posts.

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She has recently released her new book The Luxe Life. A more grown up sister to her first book The Glam Guide. One that’s very much to my tastes. As much as I love the first I feel that this new one is much more in joining with the stage of life that I’m at.

I adore that its more about entertaining people, having friends over, making meals and DIY related rather than just purely beauty related. While I do love beauty I feel that my life doesn’t centre around it, as much as I may want it too!

She’s got several amazing recipes in this new book, for food, drinks and snacks which is always a delight of mine as you may know I love to cook.

She’s got some lovely hairstyles, one of which I used at a friends BBQ and got a nice reaction to. I am currently still working my way through so I may give a more in-depth review later on.

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I was very lucky as I was able to order a pre-signed book from WHSmith, sadly she’s done her book tour and I’m not sure if there are any more available but I recommend if she releases another to go meet her as she’s just as lovely in person.

K

 

The Sims 4

I’ve been an avid player of The Sims since it release back in February 2000!

Wow I feel old.

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I’ve moved onto The Sims 4, at this stage of the game my favourite release has and still kinda is The Sims 3. Anyway.

I like the new features. Which include being able to build in bulk, ready-made rooms, styled looks, an abundant of add ons for looks and character creations.

I like playing out their lives, with their new jobs and the perks that come with them. I also enjoy that the jobs now seem to be more skilled based than friend based which I always found tiresome.

One of the low points for me is the babies, no longer can you see them from birth, through toddler to child, they are now babies for a few days then straight to child. I rather enjoyed teaching them to walk/talk/potty train etc and see what child they’d turn into via how much attention you gave them.

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However I’ve got a few add on’s for the game which has made it more fun. I bought Spa Day on sale at Game. This is quite fun, you can place down a giant Spa in the world and your Sim’s can visit it. I loved this, the spa is relaxing and the different treatments you can get there is fun. I can’t seem to find any food though? So this can become an issue over long periods.

However I don’t know how entertained this would keep you long-term. I found it interesting for a bit but mainly use the at home add ons from the pack. These include meditation mats, yoga, sauna’s and new gym equipment which I’m really enjoying.

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And I also brought Get To Work directly from Origin. This I’ve found really fun.

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Personally I didn’t think too much of being a Detective, it took far too long to do anything and I found the career progression slow. Theres a lot of loading screens because of having to go to crime screens which can be very boring.

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I havent tried being in retail.

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The Scientist is quite fun, not to mention you can make freeze rays and such. I have been enjoying exploring this but haven’t advanced very far yet.

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Being a Doctor. This is my favorite. It’s not quick, quick to advance but you can still get enough done to advance at a nice pace. There is more added as you go on such as the x-ray machines and surgery, I keep nearly killing people on the surgery table. Also the only downside I’ve had about this is that there’s a slight bug when you’ve treated a patient you have to re-admit them to the bed after everything you do. Unsure if this is just my game but it’s definatly a bit annoying as it cuts into your work time.

I would highly recommend getting this Expansion, there is hours worth of fun in it and I’m really enjoying it at the moment.

Do you play The Sims? If so which is your favorite?

K

Mothers Day (may contain spoilers)

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I went to see this with my sister and some friends, it was a good light-hearted film. One or two teary moments but others very comedic and a nice watch.

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Synopsis – Sandy (Jennifer Aniston) is a stressed-out, single mom who learns that her ex-husband is marrying a younger woman. Her friend Jesse (Kate Hudson) is a fitness freak who doesn’t tell her parents that she has a family. Bradley is a widower (Jason Sudeikis) who’s trying to raise two daughters on his own, while Miranda (Julia Roberts) is too busy with her career to worry about having children. When their respective problems start coming to a head, the Mother’s Day holiday takes on a special meaning.

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I liked Jennifer’s character in this, she was fun to watch but seemed, I don’t know, not herself? However I liked her portrayal. Kate and Julia’s were great, really funny but both had some touching scenes, especially Julia’s.

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I would recommend watching this if you want something really light-hearted but otherwise I’d say it may not be one to worry about in the long run.

K