May day, mayday!

Monday, 2 May 2011

Wow, it's May already, this year is flying by like crazy! Thought I'd do another summary type thing, the last one seemed to be quite popular...

I'm currently loving;

Royal wedding-o-rama. I think it was hard to not get caught up in all of the excitement on Friday. I'm not particularly fussed about the Royal Family at all, but let's be honest, what girl can't resist a good wedding? Plus, it's nice to have something that we can all 'take part' in as a nation. Usually the news is full of depressing stuff; naughty politicians, celebs having affairs, Katie Price existing, so it made a pleasant change to turn on the TV and see coverage of a genuinely happy occasion. I think Kate looked beautiful, though I've only just made the connection that she wore a McQUEEN dress - hahaha! I went to a house party where muchos cake and tea was consumed. My very clever friend Jenny made this lovely Union Jack cake (above) - it was amazing!

Chocolate chocolate chocolate. Although Easter was a week ago, I've still got A LOT of chocolate left over. I have quite a big family and all of the aunts/uncles/grandparents etc buy Easter eggs for all of the kids. Fortunately for me (unfortunately for my waistline) at 23, I'm still considered one of the kids, so I received SEVEN eggs. So far I've eaten three. I've still got two more Cadbury eggs, a really fancy Marks and Spencers one and a Green & Blacks one to eat. I should probably do something sensible and use loads of the chocolate for baking, rather than gorging myself on it over the next couple of weeks, but let's be honest, I'm probably not going to...

WAH nails. The very clever people at WAH got me all inspired yesterday as I was having a browse through their blog and decided to do a mix of drippy and two toned leopard print. I find drips really difficult to do - does anyone have any tips? Also, can anyone recommend a good topcoat as I'm currently using a Sally Hansen one but it takes about twenty five years to dry.

Summer Heights High. If you've never watched this show, I seriously recommend it. Basically, the idea is it's a documentary (a bit like The Office) filmed in a school in Australia, but the creator of the series, Chris Lilley, plays three different characters - a ridiculously camp drama teacher, a spoiled, bitchy girl and a Tongan boy who's always getting into trouble. It is hilarious! My friend Liam put the series onto DVD for me, so I've been re-watching it all recently, but you can probably find it on youtube. Here's one of my favourite clips;

I'm currently hating;

When it feels like your razor is punishing you. I bought a pack of BIC Miss Soleil razors a couple of weeks ago and oh my goodness I coudn't recommend them less. I've used BIC razors before; I imagine most people have, but I've never tried this particular line. They're a pretty standard disposable - three blades, moisturising strip etc, but for some reason every time I use them, it feels like I'm shaving with a particularly malicious cheese grater. So very, very painful! I hate shaving my legs anyway because it's such a faff, but these razors make me want to do it even less. I think it's time I took up waxing...

Blogger's formatting issues. I'll hold my hands up and say that I'm a bit OCD when it comes to paragraph formatting in my blog posts. I hate having big gaps between paragraphs and I always make sure that everything is fully justified because I just think it looks neater that way. For some reason though, Blogger seems to have gone mental and whenever I write a post, I have to spend ages battling with Blogger to make it look nice and neat. Why are you adding unnecessarily massive spaces between lines, Blogger? Can you just stop please? Has anyone else been having this problem? And how do I make it stop?!

Continuing with my aim to keep sharing the love through the mystical world of the blogosphere, here's five ladies whose work I've been enjoying of late;

Couture & Crumpets


being little

Writer Extraordinaire!

Sophie Isobel


  1. I'm loving all the wedding stuff too :D
    Your nails look super, very WAH nails indeed, I've got to get round to painting mine today actually!
    Thanks for the link, I'm really glad you like my blog :')

  2. Oh my god, we are so alike. I am in LOVE with summer heights high, Wah nails (I tried drippy too by myself, and it look awful! I guess its easier to buy one of those varnishing pens, so you can draw on your nails easily) and damn, exact same thing with me, razor wise. I bought a new one, different from the usual ones I get, with a massive moisturising soap bit, 4 blades and all this other really great attachments and it made my legs feel like i was scraping a giant thorn bush down them! :( Panda xo

  3. Oh my gosh we must have some telepathic communication ahaha, I'm loving the Royal Wedding mania and Wah nails. All so perfect together. Fabulous post! Hope you visit back :)

  4. The union jack cake looks amazing! I got more caught up in the wedding than I expected to and was chuffed they showed it on Austrian telly!
    Everyone keeps saying how funny summer heights high is so I think I'm going to have to watch it now.

  5. wow! i LOVE your nails!! :)

  6. Yummy! And your nails are so pretty:)

    ♥ Kisses ♥

  7. you absolute lovely, i just spotted myself in your list! your nails look amazing, need to get myself a nail art pen! xx

  8. I have a slight (huge) crush on Chris gahhh

  9. Lovely nails miss! Especially like the half-leopards, everyone seems to be jumping on the big cat bandwagon lately but a half nail is something different :) I adored the Royal Wedding too! I'm not much of a Royalist, but Kate's dress was stunning and it was nice to have an excuse to be patriotic when usually us Brits are so moany :) ♥ Claire @ Jazzpad

  10. if you like summer heights high then you should watch 'we can be heroes' it's chris lily's first series. He has a new one that's on tv in Aus now called 'angry boys' but it's actually pretty rubbish :( I had such high expectations!

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  12. I also love chocolates!!!
    Wow, that's a very cuuuteeee nail designs. I want to have something like that for my nails too, though I'm not an artist myself so I might get some synthetic ones, LOL



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