My Weekend In Pictures…

My Weekend In Picture

Happy Monday Beauty Buddies…

Did you all enjoy the weekend? I have to admit, mine was super special and in honour of having such a great time I thought I’d share it with you guys *woo hoo* So here’s a snippet of my weekend in pictures…

Friday Night:

 Steve & Karen

Seeing as Steve and I aren’t huge fans of celebrating Valentines by hitting by town, we usually opt for having a little extra special date night at home together. Since I was attending a pre-booked showing of Fifty Shades of Grey with my sister on Saturday night, we decided to move our mini valentines celebrations to Friday instead (I know, I’ve such a great hubby eh!?) which thankfully worked out just as perfect as we’d planned!

Much to my surprise, Steve pulled out all the stops and wowed me with a gorgeous candle lit meal for the both of us which went down an absolute treat for our rumbling tums – a creamy coconut infused chicken curry with a medley of mixed veg… nom!!

Valentine combo 1

Funnily enough both of us had agreed not to buy anything… however we’re obviously a pair of rebels as we surprised each other with a few sneaky little goodies – which also handily served as a yummy dessert 😉 I’m such a lucky lady, he really is amazing!

Saturday:

 Saturday afternoon was spent mulling over a comfy but smart casual outfit choice for a girls night out to Fifty Shades of Mortification Grey. Usually after an hour of sitting in the cinema I’m either wilting like a dried flower or teeth-chatteringly cold (thanks to the indecisive air con system) all whilst battling the ill-effects of numb bum *sigh*  So I decided to play it safe with light layers, warm jeans, comfy leather flats and a few of my fav accessories such as cute owl earring, my ‘Miranda’ bag from Accessorize *swoon* and of course my signature scent of the season – Miss Dior by Dior

All that was left to do was raid my make-up collection for some glam inspiration…

 Outfit Combo

Leah convinced me to swap my ‘safe & boring’ lip gloss for some sassy MUA red-lippy instead. It would seem that meeting Mr Grey is the perfect opportunity to break out a sultry lip look *raised eyebrow* I admit, it’s not a colour I wear often (simply because I feel I’m wayyyy too pale to pull it off) however here’s the final result:

Karen Makeup

Finally… all ready for Mr Grey!

Karen Ready

So there you have it girls (most of) my weekend in pictures! I’m afraid Sunday is a bit of a lazy day in the Rees household so apart from yawning, reading, writing and eating things that are disgracefully bad for my waistline, there wasn’t very much else to take pictures off… lucky you eh?!

So what did you get up to this weekend? Were you out painting the town red or curled up on the sofa enjoying a cosy night in?

As always thanks for reading & don’t forget to say hi in the comments below! You all know by now how much I enjoy a good chatter 🙂

Cheerio chums…

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Christmas with the Rees’s

Christmas Rees

Hello lovelies,

Firstly, I trust you’ve all had an amazing Christmas? It’s certainly been a fun filled one here – apart from being held ransom by a viral infection *blurrrgh*  Yep, it would just be my luck to catch something on the one day of the festive season where you hope to be germ free. Yesterday was spent wrapped up in my duvet beside a small mountain of grotty tissues *yukkk*, cough meds and bottles of fizzy red grape Shloer to keep my sugar levels at a all time high. Thankfully it’s paid off as today I’m feeling a tad more human… still, I’m hoping to get fully recovered for New Years Eve celebrations *fingers firmly crossed*

Anyways onto the exciting stuff… did Santa bring you all you hoped for? I have to admit I done exceedingly well thanks to my incredibly thoughtful hubby, and of course Christmas day was a roaring success with everyone full to the brim on turkey, stuffing, roast veg & lashings of my sisters amazing Pavlova… possibly the best dessert I’ve ever tasted, all thanks to Leah’s creative culinary skills 😉

So, for any of you who may be eager to know what goodies I ripped opened on Christmas morning I thought I’d show you my favourite picks… I’m beyond excited to get using them all!

Christmas presents

1. Owl cookie jar – my ‘Secret Santa’ knows me soooo well!

2. Hand carved Giraffes – along with owls they’re my fav little home addiction & these are super cute! Thanks mum 🙂

3. Juice Blender – finally I can make my very own fruity concoctions *yummm*

4. Falsies – because I’m always bleating on about giving them a go!

5. Miranda Tote from Accessorise – my hubby has SUCH a good memory. I adore this gorgeous bag *swoon*

6. NAKED palette – needs no introduction. Love at first sight *sighs*

7. Owl Jumper from Evans – I had my eye on the cutie for quite a while… beyond cute & oh so cosy too.

8. Miss Dior – another little surprise from hubby who took a guess at the perfume counter and won hands down!

9. Thorntons Chocolates – a huge box for me to much my way through well into 2015 *nom nom*

10. Real Techniques Brush Set – Nic picks, perfect for face & eyes… exactly what I need them for *woo hoo*

11. NAKED 3 palette – ‘Are you SERIOUS?!?!? AHHHHH’ was all I could muster… I know, I’m a lucky gal!

12. Owl Tea light holder – because it’s beautiful & every home should have one 😉 Thank you Ray.

13. A bottle of something bubbly to help calm the excitement – thank you Curtis & Demi, I couldn’t fit the giant chocolate Santa in guys! 🙂

Christmas presents 2

Oh, and a gorgeous new camcorder to capture lots more happy memories with – didn’t I do rather blooming well? I certainly think so! Here’s a few more piccies to help sum up the festivities…

Christmas Tree

The Rees Family Christmas Tree… in all it’s glory!

Christmas Fireplace

The Fireplace all set up for Santa’s arrival

Chritmas Shopping

Hat shopping with my supposed selfie-shy sister

Christmas Shopping 2

Emma trying on her fuzzy head wear!

Off To See Santa

Girls day out… on our way to meet Santa

SantaEms

The man himself… with a very happy Emma!

Santa snacks

A few treats for the special guests arriving! 

Emma on bike

A new pink bike and sofa full of pressies… woo hoo! 

So there you have it,  just a few of the snaps I managed to capture over the last few weeks. Unfortunately I was so busy making dins, drinking grape juice and chatting way too merrily that I forgot to take pictures *aarrgh* but it was such a great day. Thanks so much to our amazing family members who made it extra special… you really are an awesome bunch!

Hope you all had a fun filled Christmas too – and hopefully virus free *sniff sniff*

As always thanks for reading chums…

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