Overnight Oats

I have been toying with the idea of joining Slimming World since I am struggling to get back on track since Christmas. I was very fortunate to maintain my weight over Christmas through some miracle after enjoying the luxuries of roast beef with cauliflower cheese and all of the trimmings, chocolate log, cheese and biscuits and of course plenty of chocolate! *drool* Even thinking about it is making me want to eat it again!

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Evans Clothing – Statement Necklace Giveaway

In December, I won an Evans Clothing voucher for my blog post I wrote about their newest Cut for Evans range and I was so excited that I wanted to share my excitement and also thank my blog readers by holding a giveaway.  When I started my blog I never imagined that anyone would ever read it, let alone win amazing competitions from my writing. I won a whopping £100!

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Update: 100 Day Spending Ban

I’m not going to lie to you, I have found this extremely difficult.  I’m a little embarrassed to admit that I am struggling so much after just a few days, but let me fill you in on my week which has been absolute torture. About 5 minutes after I posted my #100dayspendingban which seemed like such a good idea at the time, the buttons on my jeans popped off. They aren’t the sort of buttons that can be fixed either. At first I was horrified that it might be because my jeans were too tight but then I remembered that I have had 3 pairs of these jeans from Select and every single pair has suffered the same fate. That will teach me for buying budget jeans!  Of course I panicked thinking that I have to last until the beginning of April without any jeans that fit me.   I have since found two pairs of size 16 jeans in my storage boxes which are falling down, but at least I’m not completely jeanless.

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Ciaté Mini Mani Month – Day 4

I can’t quite believe it’s already the 4th January! This month seems to be flying by, and it’s only going to speed up when I get back into working full time. I really miss having my acrylic nails since one broke earlier this week and the rest swiftly followed and unfortunately I don’t actually paint my nails when they are so short – I have the weirdest fingers and tiniest nails ever! It’s not going to detract from me opening my Ciaté Mini Mani Month calendar though, as I know that as soon as I can get hold of some acrylic liquid I’m going to have a go at doing them myself!

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Ciaté Mini Mani Month – Day 3

I do hope you’re not going to get bored of these posts, but each day brings a new nail varnish! So far we’ve had some very festive colours from the Ciaté Mini Mani Month calendar and I am excited to see what the rest of the month will bring. For today though, let’s stick to day 3 and see what we get… and yes, I know I’m seriously weird opening an Advent Calendar in January but that’s part of my charm! :)

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Ciaté Mini Mani Month – Day 2

It’s quite nice having something to open every day in January. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve never really been the kind of person to get all depressed and mopey after New Year Eve. I’ve always seen a new year as a way for me to hopefully realise my dreams and do something great. Another 365 days to achieve something. That’s part of the reason why we chose to have our wedding in January too, so that we’d have our anniversary and hubby’s birthday to celebrate straight after the Christmas festivities. Anyway, onto door number 2… are you excited? :)

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Ciaté Mini Mani Month – Day 1

Happy New Year Everyone!

Before I started my spending ban (which is going terribly, I must add and if you follow me on twitter you’ll see I’ve turned into a miserable bitch) I did a spot of January Sale shopping just after Christmas.  I had been keeping an eye on the price of the Ciaté Mini Mani Month calendar in The Factory Shop even though this was the 2013 version because it retailed originally at over £50.  The Factory Shop had it on offer just before Christmas for £20, but I stuck to my guns and voilà the calendar was reduced to a mere £12 a few days after Christmas.  It’s still available in some stores, but I don’t know how long this offer will last.

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