I Don’t Like it, I Love It

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Love it I do, I’ve been craving some sunshine and it finallly arrived. Maybe the nails worked? It lasted all of one day mind you, that is something I don’t love. I must get thinking of some more summery designs, I want the sun back.

Obviously when the sun comes out we instantly do our favourite thing and run around in it, anyone think of a better way to spend a week day evening? Thought not. 

I grabbed this little crop in the ASOS premier pre sale, think it’s sold out now. A bargain is another thing I love, I’ve been wanting a denim crop for an age and this one was only ¬£4! You can see how much I love it by the packing creases, yes I threw it right on as soon as it arrived. For the sake of full disclosure I should say they only had size 18 left, oversized is in though right?

Happy Friday, hope you all have a lovely weekend!

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Summer-colour-block-outfit-Glasgow

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Summer-colour-block-outfit-Glasgow 

 

Top – ASOS similar

Skirt – Primark

Cap – Hugo Boss

Sandals – Primark

Bracelets – DIY

 

I Don’t Like It, I Love It – Flo Rider ft Robin Thicke

I’ve been drinking, Watermelon

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I’ve not been drinking watermelon, it’s gross I don’t like it. This track has a strong summer feel though so seemed fitting for these summer toe nails. 

My aim was to bring some summer with these fruity toes to match my fruity fingers. It seems to have worked as the sun is truly shining today, finally. 

It created these by starting with a half moon of green. Next I added the pink leaving a small space for the white, which I added last to smooth the lines. I finished them off with the details , black dots and dark green lines. I used my matt top coat on these rather than slick one.

Hope your all enjoying the sunshine.

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Watermelon-fruit-toe-nail-art-tutorial

 

Drunk in Love – Beyonce ft Jay Z

Chemical 

Fresh from a Glastonbury performance yesterday I bring you Jack Garratt. 

He wrote his first track at 13 and it earned him a place in the GB finals of Junior Eurovision. I’m sure that embarrasses the hell out of him now but it’s a pretty impressive start. He now plays a multitude of instruments including guitars and trombone, again pretty impressive. 

I found him via Annie Mac, he seems to be one of the BBC introducing’s sweethearts – I can see why. I actually wanted to share his most recent track Weathered but I can’t find it anywhere, not even on his sound cloud

This one is just as good. I love the dance break, which is a pleasant surprise to the indie handclap first verse. His earlier tracks have a hint of r’n’b beats so he seems to be far from a one trick pony. I

I’m kinda in love with him.

The Glamorous Life of the Fashion Blogger?

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I think that little sceptical face says it all, glamorous? Maybe more glamorless. I don’t doubt the lives of the big fashion bloggers are pretty glamorous, but I know they worked damn hard to get there. 

For the rest of us it’s not the glamour that spurs us on by put the sheer love of it. Whether is the hours spent fighting with code to get those buttons to work or the multitude of clothes disguarded on the floor in the search of a blog worthy outfit, glamorous is not the word that springs to mind. 

Perhaps the least glamorous is the photo shoots. As if finding a good locations and ignoring the gawking passersbys isn’t hard enough, you can add in some of these too:

 

When the sun and wind conspire against you

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When you get hypnotised by flowers, original post here

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When you try to get a jump shot and they all look like this, original post here

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When you almost have a Marilyn moment, original post here

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When you look drunk, original post here

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When you look like an extra from The Walking Dead, original post here

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When all the puppy wants to do is play, original post here

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When the Working Day is done

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Girls just wanna have fun, right? 

Who says workwear needs to be boring? Works boring enough by itself most of the time. I’ve been trying to brighten my workwear and steer away from black for a while now. Last week I had an ephiany, why have I been separating my work and non work wardrobes all this time? Funny what falling behind on your washing can do. 

These little Primark beauties have been languishing in my wardrobe forgo long. So silver T bars and paisley print for work it is. Well it is friday. 

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Paisley-print-shirt-silver-t-bars-workwear

Paisley-print-shirt-silver-t-bars-workwear

Paisley-print-shirt-silver-t-bars-workwear

 

 

Shirt – Primark

Trousers – Zara

Heels – Primark

Clutch – Accessorize

Necklace – Etsy

 Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper

 

Strawberry Fields Forever

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We are apparently in summer, no one seems to have told Glasgow though. It does call for some summer nail art though and with Wimbledon just round the corner I figured strawberries were the perfect choice. 

I didn’t want to go overboard to kept my strawberry design to one nail with little polka dots gracing the others. The strawberry design is quite simple. You paint the red first then add some green triangles at the top and some little white, or yellow if you prefer, dots for the seeds. 

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Strawberry-polka-dot-nail-art-tutorial

Strawberry-polka-dot-nail-art-tutorial

 

 

Strawberry Fields Forever – The Beatles 

Coming Home

Oh Mr Bridges what can I say, that voice it just makes me melt. I had intended to share this track a few weeks ago when I saw him on Jools Holland and was lulled into sweet dreams after a stressful week. You know me though always was going to, never I have. He’s absolutely everywhere now so figured I best share this before I really am last to the party. 

As much as I love modern r’n’b you just can’t beat a bit of smooth sixties soul. I put this down to a childhood soundtrack of the likes Otis Redding and Sam Cooke, thanks mum. With the departing of Ms Winehouse there’s been a space in my iTunes for some new modern soul, Alabama Shakes Go someway to filling but I anticipate Leon Bridges’ debute album with fill that gap entirely. 

This track has already racked up over a million You Tube views. It’s like a long lost standard and I think that’s why I love it. There’s no attempt to bring the sound up to date with fancy production or editing. It’s an old fashioned love song and there’s not enough of those around now. 

The album Coming Home is downloading as we speak, will save me from a depressing Monday afternoon in the office.