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Friday, 3 August 2012

Five Things & Five Blogs I Love Friday #37.

One. Seeing the sun rise. 
Sometimes there's just no better way to start the day other than seeing a beautiful sun rise. I'm definitely not an early bird & I'm usually fast asleep as the sun wakes up to begin the day so to see the sky ablaze with warm orange and pink shades is just wonderful.

Two. My very expensive Starbucks tumbler.
I'm not sure why I'm so attached to this tumbler, it's actually pretty embarrassing but nevermind, I just love it so much! At a whopping £10 it's definitely ridiculously expensive for a bit of plastic but it's actually been inspiring me to drink more water. I'm such a child. I'll drink lots of water but only if it's from a cute glass!

Three. Pretty stationery.
I know I'm not alone in having a bit of a thing for pretty stationery, those trips to Staples and W.H.Smiths were always the best bit of going back to school, yay to picking out a new pencil case and getting more highlighters that had ice cream scents. I'm not sure they were a good idea, encouraging kids to go around sniffing highlighters, but they were amazing to my 12 year old self! I was in The Range the other day and spotted this super sweet letter writing set & I'm a huge fan of writing letters so this will encourage me to actually get around to doing it a little more often. Also my BlackBerry totally died on me a few days ago, worst phone in the history of phones ever, so I think letter writing might actually even be a more practical and effective method of communication! I totally need a new phone ASAP!

Four. Nail polish. 
Ibiza Mix. Indian Ocean, Disco Mix. Scarlett Sparkle.
Big news, I have finally stopped biting my nails and I'm so excited! I've been digging through my nail polish collection and getting way too over excited about deciding what colour to paint my nails with. I'm so terrible at it, I always manage to make a huge mess but I'm completely addicted to glitter polish especially. It's making me want to make a huge Models Own order & I've been stalking the website like a total weirdo!

Five. Little Black Dresses. 
Lavish Alice. French Connection. Glamorous. ASOS.

I feel like my style is changing once again, all I seem to want to wear right now are black dresses. They're so flattering, easy to wear and there is so much fun to be had accessorising them and making the outfit truly your own. Black dresses are also making me way more into jewellery so I have been spending hours searching Etsy for pretty pieces!


Please link me in the comments to your current favourite blog!
xoxo

60 comments:

  1. Ibiza Mix is a gorgeous polish, so versatile can be used on every colour :)

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  2. Ahh well done for stopping the nail biting! :D

    That letter writing set is GORGEOUS. I loved the whole back-to-school stationery shopping thing, I used to save up my pocket money aaall summer just to buy loads of pens and notebooks and stuff that I obviously didn't need. Much like I do with make up and nail polish now! Haha xxx

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    1. I'm so proud haha!

      I did exactly the same! Loved it! xo

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  3. I really want to get one of those Starbucks tumblers! I think it would spur me on to drink more water too. xx

    LittleGlitter.org

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    1. I'm so in love with mine! Ridiculously expensive but I'm loving it so that makes it okay haha xo

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  4. Your Tumbler is so cute, I want one now! I really like this kind of post, and the blogs you've chosen are lovely, it's so nice to discover new ones :) Great post
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. Do you know wat! I LOVE that tumbler. haha. absolutely love it. i drink iced coffee everyday. In love. x perfect for car journeys! x

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  6. We love the same things! I'm always happier drinking water from a straw (don't know why?!) Congratulations on stopping the nail biting, now you can join me in having far too many nail polishes haha! Models Own are great quality I think and have such beautiful colours :D xx

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    1. It's just like how coke tastes better from a glass bottle I think, can't be explained, it just is! Haha ahh yay, I've got my eye on so many Models Own polishes! ox

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  7. I want one of those tumblers SO BAD. Starbucks addict, loud and proud. I've been on the look-out for some cute stationary, too. I've been browsing the internet but maybe I should get out to some shops and find some. Cx

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    1. They're pretty amazing! The Range have lots of pretty bits in at the moment :) xo

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  8. Out of everything in my wardrobe, I don't actually on a LBD! I love the simplicity of them though, so wearable!

    xx

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    1. They absolutely are, easy to throw on and go! Xoxo

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  9. If you do a Models Own order Indian Ocean is a must! Its gorgeous as a top coat, especially over pale purple and blue shades :)
    x~x

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    1. And forgot to say thanks for the mention :) xx

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  10. I am a total stationary obsessive. I practically live in paperchase::P
    I also, have a slight addiction to sparkly nail polish! Id love to see some nail of the day posts when you start painting them!

    Makeup for Biochemists

    xxx

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    1. I definitely will, I'm becoming addicted too hehe xo

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  11. I love an LBD too- I've got a black peplum skirt and have found it surprisingly flattering. Always worried LBDs would look too formal where I work so I wear a lot of black skirts with 'fun' tops.

    Haven't painted my nails properly in ages- I'm all about wearing just a glittery topcoat so they don't look totally bare, but don't have to worry too much about the finish etc!

    Hope you're good! xxx

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    1. I'm loving all things peplum at the moment! Also loving glitter <3 xo

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  12. Haha I'm totally with you on the stationary, I used to make endless lists! Then in my last year of sixth form (yeah it took that long) I got over it and used the pencil case from LAST YEAR :O

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    1. Ahh the same pencil case two years running?! That' unheard of hehe xo

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  13. Definitely get Ibiza mix- absolutely gorgeous!!

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  14. Ahh I love Models Own nail polishes! The best brand :)
    That tumbler is lovely. I can see why you like it! I want one too haha. I love starbucks!
    Gorgeous sunrise photo!
    xx

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  15. I adore that writing set, and I'm so jealous of your Starbucks cup - again I have no idea why I want one, I just do!

    And oh my gosh thank you so much for the shout out to my blog - that's an amazingly kind thing to do for someone who's blog is so young when yours is such a well read and respected one!

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    1. Hehe I have no idea why I wanted it so much either, I just loved it! Aww you're so welcome <3 xo

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  16. i have the same starbucks tumbler. Is true --> cute tumbler is actually make us drink more water.
    3lin

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  17. Five things there that I love too :) Seeing the sun rise (and fall) over Epsom Downs is just poetry - especially when it's NOT a racing day and you can get it practically to yourself :) Love the Starbucks tumbler - agree about drinking more water from 'nice' cups, and I'm tempted by that now. At the moment I'm using the freebie that I got from a meal at McD's! That MO Indian Ocean is awesome - my favourite at the moment. Sadly also my daughter's favourite - and she doesn't actually own her own!!

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    1. Aww I used to steal pretty nail polish shades from my mama when I was small! xo

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  18. the starbucks tumbler is awesome! i ive just discovered your blog and i love it - now following :D would be great if you had a look at my blog too :) xxx

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    1. Aww thank you! I'm following you now, I adore your blog! xo

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  19. I love the ibiza mix nail polish it's super cute and easy to apply and that comes from someone who is rubbish at painting their nails...

    Love Chloe xo

    stylethroughthelookingglass.blogspot.com

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    1. I think I'm going to have to get it, I'm rubbish at painting my nails too! xo

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  20. Love the super cute stationary I want :)
    I have three blogs that I'm loving right now

    http://www.stylethroughthelookingglass.blogspot.com/
    http://www.charlottesweb-photography.com/
    http://hummingbird-heartbeat-blog.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you for the links, I'll have a look now! xo

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  21. Ha, I'm definitely not an early bird wither, but there is something so calming and breath takingingly beautiful about the sunrise.

    XO

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  22. The sunrise photo is gorgeous! You take such lovely photo's. I stopped biting my nails at the end of last year and it's so good to have nails to paint, I have the models own Indian Ocean and it's a beautiful colour xx

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    1. Aww thank you! It feels like such an achievement to have nails to paint! I think I'll definitely be picking up Indian Ocean! xo

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  23. I really want that Starbucks tumbler! I recently bought Models Own Indian Ocean and I'm so excited to try it, so 'mermaidy' haha xo

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    1. Ahh I know, it looks go gorgeous! xo

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  24. I love that stationary! Seeing the sunrise is always so worth it, no matter how tired you are at the time, the ever changing colours always make me smile. As for drinking more water when it's in something pretty, I always try and have at least a bottle or a flask with water with me, then that way I'll drink it just because it's next to me so often don't even think about it! Always a good way to keep skin clear too :) yay for water! xx

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    1. I totally agree! Yay for water, I always notice such a difference when I drink a lot of it consistently! xo

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  25. Love the starbucks tumbler! totally the kind of thing i'd splash 10 pounds as well ;)

    x

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    1. Haha yay I thought I was a bit crazy but it's good to know I'm not alone! xo

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  26. This might sound weird but congrats on kicking your nail biting habit :D I bit mine for years because of stress and finally stopped last year. I've really enjoyed being able to paint my nails and I have a little collection of polishes now! My nails are still quite weak and break at certain lengths but they're definitely improving. I've wanted to get Disco Mix for months but my local Boots never has it in stock D: Indian Ocean looks beautiful so I think I'll keep an eye out for it!

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    1. Thank you, it feels like such an achievement! Mine feel super weak too so I think I'm going to have to invest in a good treatment or something! xo

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  27. A stackload of Models Own polishes are currently at the top of my 'to buy' wishlist - Gold Rush is a lovely one too. They're one of the few polish brands that don't end up chipping on my nails within a day or two!

    I adore pretty stationery too - it always excited me when I was at school/college, then died down a little. Until I discovered Paperchase! I now find myself buying things I don't need 'just because it's cuuuute!' x

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    1. Ooh I'll check out gold rush for sure! Ahh I do that too, I think just because something is cute is a perfectly good enough reason to buy it! ;) xo

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  28. ahhh, thank you so much for mentioning me as one of your five blogs! means a lot! xx

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  29. Oh my gosh, I love your first photo! I could always watch the sunrises at my parents house because they live right across the street from Lake Michigan. I'm 28 and a nail biter, how did you stop?! Oh, your blog is seriously cute so I'm happy to follow along! xx

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    1. Oh wow, I bet that's one of the best places ever to watch the sunrise <3 Ahh I'm not sure, I guess I wanted to be able to paint my nails pretty colours & I kept a few bottles of nail polish on my bed side table as inspiration! xo

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