The Big Day Has Arrived…

Wedding Day

Today’s the day my mum is getting married. Seems strange typing those words… my mum, getting married. It’s been a crazy year with lots of fun prep and she’s been excitedly counting down the days – getting more nervous as the weeks pass, just like every bride does.

Of course, it’s not everyone gets to see their mum getting married. However I’m one of the lucky few who can watch her take her vows knowing that she is the happiest I have seen her in a very long time. Thank you Ray, you’ve brought a whole lotta sunshine into her life (no pun intended, hehe)

So today, I’m donning my best dress, have my waterproof mascara on and am ready to celebrate two awesome people saying their ” I Do’s”. Only instead of it being a friend it’s my mum – and I’m so utterly happy for her.

Love you mum, hope you have the day you’ve always dreamed off. No matter what your surname is or who you walk down the aisle too, when you look around I’ll always be there making sure you’re okay ❤

Now time to party… have a great day folks, see y’all when I’m back on Friday!

Cheerio Chums…

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Planning The Ultimate Girls Night In…

Girls Night In

Hello lovelies…

As our long summer evenings are all but a distant memory, it’s now the season to dig out your onesie, round up your gal pals and opt for a cosy night in. What could be better on these chilly autumn evenings than curling up in front of a roaring fire as you giggle uncontrollably with your besties? So to help bring on the season of jolly nights in & sparkling slumber parties, here’s a few pearls of inspiration for hosting an evening your ladies will love…

 The Attire

Super-ultra-comfy is the dress code for this posse party. You’re not hitting the clubs, pubs or that new fancy-shmancy restaurant… the furthest you’ll be shuffling is into the kitchen to top up that wine glass. That’s right ladies, kick off those stilettos and don your cosiest pair of slipper socks. Forget the little black dress – it’s all about the little pink onesie tonight!

 The Nibbles

Unless you’re hosting a pyjama party the eve before your slimming club weigh-in (BAD idea) then this isn’t the night for hiding your snack bowls. It’s okay to let your hair down once in a while and stock up on goodies – as long as it’s all in moderation. If you’re planning on ordering takeaway food but watching the calories is still priority, then why not opt for something with lots of veg or healthier side orders such as boiled rice rather than fried. Don’t forget to provide lighter snacks throughout the night such as homemade popcorn, various vegetable sticks with creamy dips, chocolate covered strawberries, frozen yoghurt with a drizzle of syrup etc. Whoever said you can’t be naughty & nice all at once?

 The Drinks

What girly night in wouldn’t be complete without a colourful tipple or two? And nowadays there’s more choice than ever with freezable cocktails and brightly coloured Spritzers lining shop shelves. However if you’re planning on staying a little more sober for the occasion then you could opt for virgin cocktails, alcohol free beer, shandy, ice-cream floats, milk shakes, hot chocolate… you don’t need a head-melting hangover to have fun, just a great set of mates!

 The Entertainment

Avoid scheduling activities and just go with the flow, however keep in mind a few really fun things to do such as board games, box sets, movies, mini make-over, Charades, Twister. You could go for a theme such as Nintendo Wii Dance Challenge Night which combines fun & exercise all in one go – perfect for health & fitness fanatics. If something a little more relaxing is on the cards then there’s probably nothing more suiting than a good old pamper party consisting of face masks, manicures & make-up. Don’t forget to throw in a few classic episodes of Sex And The City… give them a night Carrie & the gals would be proud off.

 Finishing Touches

Don’t forget to lace your space with a few little essentials to help set the mood. Strategically placed tea-lights, scented candles and battery operated fairy lights can really make for a cosy crib. It’s also a good idea to have all your glasses, snacks and entertainment goodies at hand so you don’t have to dig things out things or hunt for a missing DVD half way through your evening.

What’s your must have’s for spending a great night in with friends? Have you any interesting games or treat ideas? As always I’d love to read your thoughts in the comments below.

Cheerio chums…

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Trick or Treat? Halloween Party Style File…

Halloween Style File

It’s that time of year where most high-street stores are crammed full of pumpkins, pitch forks and pointy witch’s hats. However not all of us are doomed (or willing) to spend a night smeared in grease paint and dripping with false blood. For those glam-loving gals who prefer to step out in style, I’ve compiled a little style-file containing my favourite finds to guarantee you’ll be the fairest of them all at your upcoming Halloween Ball….

Autumn Party Look

 1) ASOS CURVE Body Con Dress with Frill Sleeve: This gorgeous stretch jersey dress is designed with us fuller figured females in mind. Available up to a size 30, no one need miss out on being the belle of the ball… what a show stopper!

2) Daniel Sandler Billion Dollar Body Shimmer: This beautiful glimmering powder adds a lightweight shimmer to highlight and enhance the skin. With its smooth velvety texture it’s perfect for adding warmth to almost any complexion.

3) MaxFactor Colour Collections So Berry Lipstick: What better way to make an impact than by rocking a set of bewitching berry lips? It’s the perfect autumnal tone to add a pop of sumptuous party pout.

4) Bijoux Oui Spider Web Gold Plated Earrings: Come on… even the classiest of Halloween party outfit deserves a little sprinkling of subtle spookiness, don’t you agree?

5) Bobby Brown Warm Eye Shadow Palette: No party outfit is complete without a set of shimmering smoky lids. How gorgeous would these warm & sparkly eye shades look with that beautiful berry lipstick, huh ladies? *swoon*

6) Dazzling Party Clutch Bag: The internet is awash with a selection of charming clutches, it’s just so hard to choose one. However when I stumbled across this bedazzling little beauty for an astonishing £2.29 on EBay I couldn’t resist including it in my top picks.

7) My Natural Lashes by Rimini, Eye Lashes Direct: These luscious lashes will add the perfect finishing touch to create a natural yet full look. Having been worn by the likes of Madonna, Kim K, Heidi Klum, Jennifer Lopez & Michella Obama, you know you’re in great company!

8) Glitter Pointed High Heels: Finally my favourite accessory… the footwear! In my humble opinion there is nothing more captivating than a sensational shoe, and what girl doesn’t love a bit of sparkle? Treat those feet to something special such as these glitter shoes from Thats Point. At mere £21.20 what’s not to love?

So there you have it my little firecrackers, my top picks when it comes to creating a sassy Halloween party outfit – all without a set of false vampire teeth in sight I may add! Don’t forget to share any thoughts or fabulous finds of your own in the comments below, I love reading & responding to them all…

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