Liebster Award Nomination!

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  • I got nominated for the Liebster Award by Jessica at Judy-Rudy Beauty! So I’d like to say thank you! 🙂
    It’s an award given by bloggers to other bloggers! It’s a great way to see new blogs!
    So going by my nomination the rules are simple!
    Thank the person who nominated you and put out their blog link so your readers can check them out too!
    Then you need to write 11 facts about yourself and then answer the 11 questions that the person who nominated you set! You then need to come up with 11 questions and nominate some other lovely bloggers!

    So here are my 11 interesting facts about me:

    1. I have 5 brother and 3 sisters!
    2. I’m obsessed with beige food it seems! Macaroni Cheese followed by Vanilla cheesecake is the business!
    3. I love Tom Jones, AC/DC, Tchaikovsky, Andre Rieu, Andy Williams, Elvis,Lmfao, Doris Day etc! I’m pretty varied on the music front!
    4. I have a ceremonial role at the University of Cambridge where I get to wear a top hat and a cape with gold buttons!
    5. I have a hamster called Brady! I named her after Tom Brady, quarterback for the New England Patriots! The Mr does not like this! Ha ha!
    6. I bloody love a good musical! If its got Howard Keel in it then it’s going to be good!
    7. I’m giving up a well paid job to become a full time history student at a University in Wales this September! Why not! Who need money! (Uh oh!)
    8. I say scone the proper way! Scone as in own! Not scone as in gone! That’s just wrong!
    9. I’m obsessed with polka dots and could fashion an entire outfit out of navy with white spots items! Including a rucksack, purse, phone case, laptop case and a bangle! I’m really cool!
    10. I LOVE Doctor Who and Star Trek! Live long and prosper people!
    11. I’m obsessed with Henry VIII and I love anything to do with historic cooking! Turtle soup anyone?

    I hope you enjoyed those facts coming at you! Ha ha! Next are the questions I was asked:

    1. What or who inspired you to become a blogger? I love cooking, craft and beauty and I love reading other blogs on these subjects so I started one!
    2. Stranded on a desert island, would you rather mascara or foundation? and why? Mascara because no one needs foundation with a tan! I’m presuming here that it’s a tropical island! 🙂
    3. Where is the furthest place you have travelled to? Las Vegas baby!
    4. What would be your ‘dream’ job? I’d love to be a curator at a Royal Palace!Especially Windsor Castle! They have Queen Mary’s Doll house!
    5. One quote you live by?“Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, covered in scars, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming, ‘Yahoo! what a ride'”
    6. Favourite beauty brand? I’d say Rimmel because the nail polishes and powder are amazing and are ridic cheap!
    7. Who is your icon? and why? Beauty wise I’d say Elizabeth Taylor! Beautiful lady with a collection of Jewels to die for! Currently I love the style of Kate Middleton! There are a few TV historians that I think are awesome too!
    8. High street or High end brands? I’d say although I love the odd high end item it has to be high street all the way!
    9. Favourite book you have ever read and why? This is hard being a Library assistant book worm! But Fiction wise it has to be To Kill a Mocking Bird! Non Fiction wise is Henry: Most Virtuous Prince by David Starkey! Love it!
    10. Favourite season?  Summer all the way but Spring is beautiful!
    11. Describe a typical Saturday for you.. Crumpets and coffee in bed whilst watching something like Goggle box or anything with Jamie Oliver. Bath then jump into some old clothes and potter around reading or going for a walk. Evening time if not going out always involves some nice wine and some delish food with a film! If out somewhere it also usually involves nice wine or maybe a peach bellini and some nice food!


    So I now nominate Beauty By Karis and Bookishness and finally Miss Happy’s Beauty Blog.

    My 11 questions are as follows:

    1. Favourite beauty product ever?
    2. Cats or dogs?
    3. Marmite?
    4. Best fiction book?
    5. Best non fiction book?
    6. Favourite music?
    7. Favourite film?
    8. Favourite cocktail?
    9. Favourite outfit?
    10. Best restaurant?
    11. Favourite flowers?


    Savvy Circle Test!

    I’m part of the Savvy Circle which is part of Super Savvy Me!
    Super Savvy Me is a place to get reviews on products and to print off money saving coupons!
    There are always cool coupons on offer!
    So as you may know I’m a keen cook and I do love to create a mentally massive mess in the kitchen, so I was pleased when the Savvy Circle gave me the opportunity to try out Fairy Platinum Dishwasher tablets for a month!
    Check out the site.

    Check out the kit that arrived! A bag of 30 Fairy Platinum tablets and 10 sample packs to hand out to my pals!



    So far so good! They are working for me very well and are doing a good job of cleaning up my mess!
    I’m yet to hand out the samples but I shall be interested in others feed back too!

    Grand Opening! Etsy shop open!

    I have finally opened up the old Etsy shop! 🙂
    You can find it here!

    UPDATE: if you retweet my giveaway you can also win a set of your choice! Check out my Twitter!

    It features at the moment a small selection of hand painted false nail sets!
    I will be adding more designs all the time!
    For the next month if you happen to purchase anything mention on check out that you read this blog and a mini free gift will be added to your package! 🙂


    Born Pretty Discount Code!!


    I have recently discovered an online shop called Born Pretty! This shop is a one stop place for all your nail art needs! They seem to stock everything you could ever need for your for your nails: nail polishes, UV gel polishes, nail art brushes, glitters, studs, rhinestones, stamping plates, storage solutions! The list is endless! Everything you order will be shipped for free too!


    Anyway what’s exciting is that I have been given a discount code to pass on:

    If you use RJX31 at the till then you’ll receive 10% off your total! 🙂

    Check it out:



    Nail Art!

    I’ve recently been fairly intrigued by nail art!
    It’s a really thrifty way of updating your look which is awesome because its quite cheap if you decided you don’t like it!

    Who needs a salon and its inflated prices when you can get some glorious bargains if you look in the right places!

    In the pic below are a few of the bargains I have picked up!
    The wraps were in Primark for just 50p each, the rhinestones and stickers came from eBay for about 99p each!
    I’m still waiting for the arrival of my fimo canes and slices but more on those cuties in another posting!


    The Maybelline Color Show polishes were a treat from the Mr and they are currently buy one get one half price in boots!
    I’m obsessed with the orange one (Orange attack) and below is a pic after just one coat! Lovely!


    I’m looking forward to trying out all my trusty bargains and seeing if I’m any good at doing the said nail art!
    If not then my little sisters in Sweden are going to get one good haul! 🙂