Sunday, July 15, 2012

Week in Pictures #3

1. Sunset on the river
2. Found a favourite Primark ring I thought I'd lost!
3. Mmmm....cake
4. Getting some crafting inspiration
5. My cat being cheeky
6. What I wore one day this week....it involved studs, of course!
7. Another OOTD, featured in Friday's post.
8. Ebay goodies arrived in cute packaging!
9. Benefit samples to try out!

It's been a relatively chilled week this week. We have spent a lot of time with the hubby's sister and her children, who were down visiting the in-laws for a couple of weeks, and as I mentioned before, we have basically done nothing but eat! Seriously, I don't know what it is with that side of the family, but when they get together, all they do is make cakes and desserts and force-feed everyone second and third helpings of everything! Haha. Not really the best timing when I've just lost a couple of pounds for 'Summer', but I'm hardly likely to be getting my bikini on any time soon if this grey weather continues, so I think I'll let myself off!
I've started taking pictures of my outfits a bit more this week, as I have been wanting to throw the odd outfit post into the mix on here for a while now. But that doesn't mean I have abandoned my beauty posts, though I'm aware I haven't really done any reviews and such like this week. Well, worry not, because I've got plenty lined up for you, including reviews of Benefit Hoola, Dallas, Coralista and Posie Tint, as well as Revlon Photoready Foundation and Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse, amongst others.
I dug my 'Queen of Crafts' book out this week, as I am determined to find the time to get creative by the end of the month. This book is by Jazz Domino Holly, and I received it for Christmas from my sister. It's a good read, but I had been hoping for more clothes and accessories DIYs. I think I have now decided what I am going to do though, having seen the screw-in studs you can get on Ebay on Gh0st Parties' post this weekend. Given my current all-consuming obsession with all-things studded, I am going to basically stud every item of clothing I own to within an inch of it's life! And bake, of course. I STILL haven't got around to it! Good job I gave myself until the end of the month!

Hope you've all had a splendid weekend! What did you get up to?
Do you have any crafting projects in the pipeline?

xx

12 comments:

  1. I love these photos and yay for benefit samples :)

    Charlee
    http://charmedcharlee.blogspot.com
    Xxxx

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    1. Yes, been really enjoying them so far!xx

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  2. wow did you stud your own skirt?! that looks amazing!! i wish i could do stuff like that! i'm so uncreative it would end up going wrong!! great pics!! id love to be in your family and be force fed cakes!! haha!! x

    http://she-shops-alot.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Unfortunately not, Shoba. I'm actually wearing coral-coloured jeans (my legs aren't that colour, haha) and the studded material you can see is a top, but I didn't do it myself. But I'm planning on doing lots of DIY studding myself in the very near future!
      Mel x

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  3. That's exactly what I was tginking...mm cake! haha. Hope you had a lovely week hun! That sunset looks so beautiful!xx

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    1. Haha, ok, so maybe it's not that bad. There are definitely worse things to be force-fed!
      Hope you had a great week too xx

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  4. Such a great blog, can't wait for the Benefit reviews :)x x

    x-thebeautyblog-x.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks hun, I'll probably have at least one of them up this week but want to take my time trying them out so that I have more to base my comments on :)
      xx

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  5. Your blog is CUTE! Thanks for the lovely comments on our blog, we're following you on Blog Lovin :)

    I absolutely love family get togethers where you have the biggest excuse to eat so much food!
    Those Benefit products look lush, I recently bought Cha Cha tint and have pretty much fallen in love with a tint, sigh!

    http://cosmeticsshoppingandintoxication.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks! :)
      I am desperate for Cha Cha Tint, I love anything coral and that looks right up my street! Unfortunately I coudn't get a sample of that, but I'm thinking of buying the full size anyway.
      Mel xx

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  6. Lovely pictures - your cat is adorable! And free samples are always a treat.
    Definitely agree with the studding - I can't get enough either.

    http://bancroften.blogspot.co.uk

    xx

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    1. Thanks, didn't even realise he was sticking his tongue out when I took the pic, haha.xx

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