Monday, 31 December 2012

What I Got For Christmas

Britney Spears Midnight Fantasy, Kardashain Kolors by OPI, Cream Star Jumper New Look, Snow Leopard Animal Hood Primark, Fur Trim Boyfriend Coat Debenhams (extra 10% off with code BF67), Gold Stud Holdall River Island, Various Nail Art Primark, Fur Scarf & Red Glitter Snood Marks & Spencers, Slipper Socks w/ Bells, Classic Ugg Minis in Chestnut

So I accidently packed everything away as soon as I got it on Christmas day, so I had a little bit of a struggle finding where I put everything to share with you, so instead here is a bit of a 'highlights' post on what I got for Christmas this year!

I did well this year and felt very lucky to have such wonderful family, friends and a boyfriend that all know me so well. I didn't make such of a wishlist of anything in particular this year so got lots of surprises which were all absolutely wonderful and right up my street!

Please share below if you've done a 'What I got for Christmas' blog post or video! I love seeing what other's got!

Hope you're getting all glammed up tonight for NYE! Have a safe one everyone and have a Happy New Year! See you in 2013!

Sunday, 30 December 2012

Kardashian Kolors by OPI

My boyfriend clearly knows me so well! Amongst all the gorgeous gifts he got me this christmas, he surprised me with an array of the OPI Kardashian Kolors! I've wanted 'Khloe Had a Little Lam-Lam' since they released the range, but always avoided it due to expensive shipping rates from the US, but clearly Jack had a little plan up his sleeve and managed to pick me some gorgeous shades!

I can't describe how in love I am with 'Kendall On The Katwalk'! This has probably got to be the most gorgeous glitter nail varnish I have ever owned. The glitter is so full on, consisting of a beautiful combination of purples and blues. I literally stare at my nails all the time now!

'Khloe Had a Little Lam-Lam' is a gorgeous, ultra shiney deep evergreen/teal shade which I think complements the tones in the glitter varnish nicely. I love how easy it went on and only took a couple of coats to achieve such a bold colour. I've never used OPI before, but am seriously impressed with the quality and staying power of these varnishes! 

Has anyone else tried any of the Kardashian Kolors range? Or is there an OPI shade you recommend? Hope you all had a lovey Christmas! :)

Saturday, 22 December 2012

December So Far...

December in Instagram: marieelton

Apologies for the lack of posts for the last 10 days. I've been super busy at work as well as basically giving up on my camera so having been stuck in a bit of a blogging rut! I hate it, and I really miss blogging regularly. It is difficult I will admit, working full time - so its pitch black when I get home each evening, as well as having a lack of space to actually take photos as I'm currently squished in my bedroom at my parent's house with Jack! My camera has also given up on focusing so its really hard to get decent photos recently. I think I'm going to have to upgrade my blogging equipment in the new year! Can anyone suggest some decent lighting?

Anywho, maybe a little update with what's going on with me? Jack and I have finally found our own little house and are due to move in March! We're really excited, and I think our catchphrase from now until then is going to be 'roll on March!', as it's all getting a little intense living at home after being used to have our own flat for the last year!

I've been working at my new job for 4 months now, and I think I'm settling in well! Getting to grips with the responsibilities that come with the roll and looking forward to progressing my career. I was project manager for the last month or so for the annual Children's Christmas Party we hold in the atrium in our building. It was an amazing experience to organise a party on such a large scale (500 guests) and get to see the kids having such a great time on the night! I managed to get reindeer's and an owl for the party (probably more for my sake then the kids?!) and it went down amazingly. So pleased with myself for volunteering myself at work and hopefully I've made a good impression on my colleagues! 

Jack's going home up North for Christmas on Monday, leaving me with my crazy family for a few days - so we'll just see how Christmas turns out this year! Nevertheless, I am attempting to remain excited for Christmas! Anyone else feeling the same??

Saturday, 8 December 2012

I Knew You Were Trouble

Top: eBay, Skirt: c/o Lashes of London

I've been so keen for one of the Topshop 'Geek' tees, but alas they are sold out all over the place. Enter ebay! For £5.99 you can't really complain, its a cute little t-shirt, but unfortunately not the same style fit as the original topshop version, but it does the job! I love the colour too, I'm so pleased wines and burgandy has returned this winter - its such a rich and wintery shade!

I was deaddd chuffed when I got this faux leather skirt from Lashes of London! I've been eyeing up a few different pleated pleather numbers for a while now. I feel a little like a gladiator/alternative cheer leader in this outfit, but who cares! Although its a little short, I'm a sucker for skater skirts and am just all round in love with this skirt!