Ice Bucket Challenge

When all my friends started posting their videos on Facebook last week I knew for sure I’d be nominated. I was also sure that no one would nominate me while I was in Barcelona, which turned out to be right.

I arrived home on Tuesday to two nominations. So here it is with Seb running around in trying to drink all the icy water.

I nominated the lovely Roz amongst others. Just remember to donate too if your doing it, ICED55 £5 to 70070.

Barcelona – Take Me to the Church

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On our first full day the heavens opened, seriously the rain was worse than Glasgow. We ventured down Las Ramblas, with the help of a hotel umbrella, but with the rain bouncing off the ground and it was no day for exploring. We found a cute little restaurant and stuffed out faces with tapas and wine instead.

Given the weather it was the perfect day to spend inside and where better than Sagrada Familia. It is absolutely breathtaking, my photos don’t do it justice. My top tip is to book online, we did it that afternoon from our iPhones and were emailed a PDF ticket, no queues for us. The audio guide is great too, I didn’t realise they still have three bigger towers to complete. It is already a spectacular part of the skyline, about to become even more so.

On route back to the hotel the rain had let up and I managed to convince the man to take some outfit shots. I love this little ASOS skirt. Stripes are a fav of mine but it also has a longer length back which makes it super easy to wear. How do you like the backdrop, this was just outside our hotel which was also fab but more on that later.

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Skirt – ASOS (on sale)
Vest – H&M
Sliders – Birkenstock
Bag – Primark
Bangle – Forever 21

 

Take Me to the Church – Hozier

Barcelona

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First day and I have an almighty headache. I got little bit excited last night and may have had a few too many vino’s. I’m already in love with Barcelona after a little dinner and drinks just off Las Ramblas last night. My hotel is pretty awesome too, looks like it will be a good holiday.

I went with this stripey combo for travelling. It was a good choice, super comfy on the flight and light for humid Barcelona. Always a good idea to wear your heaviest shoes to travel in, especially if you often to go over the weight like me.

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Tee – Primark
Palazzo Pants – Zara
Espadrilles – New Look
Bag – Primark

Barcelona – George Ezra

Glitter All Over the Room

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The man is not impressed with the glitter nail art, mainly because there is now glitter everywhere. How does it get into rooms I didn’t even go into? I couldn’t resist adding a little bit of sparkle for my holidays though. I think I might even add some glitter to my toes too.

I’m convinced all those perfect Pinterest nail art pins use glitter even when they say it’s polish. It’s messy and fidgety but do-able. I painted the geometric design first then painted a shellac top coat where I wanted the glitter. My tip is to use a damp nail art brush to remove all the extra glitter, it sticks to everything. Then I sealed it with two layers of top coat, you might even need three depending on the top coat.

Tomorrow I’m off to Barcelona finally, I cannot wait!

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Last Friday Night – Katy 

Take me to Church

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So I may have been a little preoccupied with Barcelona travel guides and holiday clothes over the weekend to write up my new music monday post.

This little track from Irish artist Hozier and I’ve been in love with for a while. Its already been a massive hit in his native Ireland and I heard it online some where a few months ago. This morning I heard it on Radio 1 as it’s their track of the day so I thought I’d share it as a late music monday.

Hope your monday’s not going to badly, enjoy.

 

Get Your Passport and Your Bikini

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In four days time I’ll finally be heading off on my hols. I’ve been looking forward to these five days in Barcelona for weeks now. I’ve never been before and everyone tells me it’s an amazing city.

Obviously I need to pick up some new clothes and with the sales coming to an end there’s some great bargains. I bought a little stripey bikini for £1 yesterday! This is my wish list but I can’t have them all, which do you think I should invest in?

 

Holiday – Dizzee Rascal

Naromode – Narrative fashion

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Naromode is another amazing Scottish design brand which I’m in love with. The creatives behind the brand Anna Thorn and Iain MacDonald, I first met at a Bold Souls event last year. I instantly fell in love with their beautiful hand drawn prints influenced by stories and books.The duo start the design process with a story that inspires them both, their first collection being inspired by White Snake and new collection by Snow White. Naromode select the orginal Brother’s Grimm tales adding an extra layer of intrigue to the designs. 

Earlier this year they launched screen printed cotton tees with designs from the White Snake collection. I somehow have yet to get my hands on one but I love the ‘duck’ tee. Now finally a full collection is available on their website full of the beautifully bright digitally printed designs onto high quality fabrics like chiffon and silk. The collection is varied with tops, dresses and even shorts. I am in love with the maxi skirts. With no two peices being the same Iain MacDonald advses ‘Everybody will have their own individual piece of the story.’  I can’t wait to get my hands on my piece.

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