Monthly Archives: November 2012

Giveaway… 1 day to go!

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Hello Everyone,

Wow I am having a crazy busy week so apologise for the lack of posts! Fear not though, I have not forgotten about you and I am here to give you the last call for my giveaway!
At the moment lots of my followers have not entered which is a shame! You have to be in it to win it, and it is so easy to enter!

All you need to do is be a follower and to comment letting me know what make up items you think make the perfect Christmas party giveaway!

Open to everyone around the globe! 🙂
Ends Saturday!
Happy Blogging,
Xxx

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Enter My Christmas Giveaway- 5 days to go…

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Hello Everyone,

Just a countdown reminder for all my lovely followers to enter my giveaway.
For rules and information check out my giveaway post!

It is so simple and fun, and I am so excited.
If you don’t use twitter let me know and I will still add you into the mix! 🙂

Happy Blogging! Xxx

The Very Inspiring Blog Award! Yay!


Hello Everyone,

Wowee, it was just this morning that I was proclaiming my great love for blogging and how excited I was to be holding my second giveaway due to my wonderful 100 followers. Then, this afternoon I receive a comment on my last post from the beautiful SJVella telling me that she has nominated me for the ‘Very Inspiring Blogger Award’.

I have seen a few of these awards on other blog pages and I love the idea that more than one person can own an award for the same reason; There are so many people that inspire me and my blogging. It is also lovely to know that someone chose my blog out of the blogs that they follow to receive the award, and a big thank you goes to my nominator. 🙂

The rules of this award state that I cannot accept unless I complete the following tasks.
Mission accepted!

I must:

1.Display the award logo somewhere on the blog.- See sidebar
2.Link back to the blog of the person who nominated you. –SJVella
3.State 7 things about yourself.

4.Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award and provide links to their blogs.

AllThingsAdorable – exaclty as the title says- adorable!

ALittleBitJessica – Love how funky this blog is and the ares of life, food, and fashion that it covers.

DaysOfADummySucker– The only ‘baby based’ blog I currently follow on Worpress, very funny!

LoveAnela – “a candy land filled with beauty boxes and tasty glosses, to fabulour hair and skin care”- exactly!

MissZoe – a lovely creative site, blogging after my own heart

TheBeautyConsultation – interesting beauty bits and pieces.

TwentySomethingGirls – a cool site, lots of nail polish talk and nice pics.

MakeuptArt – This lady knows her stuff!

Beautyonabudget – Funky sitem well layed out with good pics and information.

Bella-Stefani Violet– A beautiful girl with lots of interesting makeup, fashion and hair looks.

EatPrayShop – I love this blog, so much fun!

Adesselifestyle – Great information and reviews on great products.

JuxAPose – I am sure this young lady has had an award already as her blog is beautiful, please go check it out!

BecauseItsLimited– mega funkyblog!

GlitterMama – This is my fave wordpress blogger. Not only does she have the cutest blog that is completely on my wave length, she is also a great follower and often comments on my posts. Thank you!
5.Notify those bloggers that they have been nominated and of the award’s requirements.

Of I go then …

Happy Blogging! 🙂

Christmas Combo Giveaway!




Hello Everyone,

I’m am so excited this morning! I woke up to find a 100 count followers on my blog. I have been enjoying blogging so much recently. I could do it all day everyday, sadly I have other work that I have to do which gets in the way of me having fun.

When I first started blogging, I remember the first follower I had made me all giddy and childlke. I was amazed that someone actually wanted to read the words on my page. Now I have 100 it feels fantastic. I just can’t imagine how all those people that have hundreds of thousands feel. It is such a cool thing to be a part of.

Anyway, I’m sure it was the title of this post that drew you in here today so I guess I should get to the point. A few posts ago, I was very close to getting 100 followers, and due to the success and enjoyment I got from my last giveaway, I decided that if I reached 100 before Christams I would have another one. So here I am, all joyous and ready to launch.

I have decided to make this giveaway a Christmas Combo! I will be using your comments to help me to go out and buy the items that would make the perfect evenings makeup look. That way, whoever wins will hopefully feel that they had a little part in choosing the products they will receive.

The giveaway will run from now until 1st Dec, that exciting Christmas month, and is open to anyone, anywhere. I am looking forward to reading your responses and for having a reason to go shopping, hehe.

Until then, enjoy more posts and Happy Blogging,

xxx

A berry red duo!

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Hello everyone,

I love winter colours, and with Christmas drawing closer the glitter and glam will be showing itself!

For my birthday I received two gifts that work beautifully together to make a dramatic statement look. They will also fit im beautifully with Christmas looks and could be worn to any party or event.

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The first product is a stunning red nail polish by Essie in the colour Head Mistress. I only had to add one coat of this bright red over a base coat and it looks fabulous!

The second product is the lavish YSL Volupte Sheer Candy Lipstick in colour No6. This shimmery, moistening lippy is quite sheer but the colour can be built up nicely, and for an even more dramatic look, a little matte red lipstick inderneath would do the trick.

I shall definately be wearing this for my Christmas do! What do you think? Do you have a fave Christmas combo?

I am getting closer to my Christmas Giveaway follower count, so maybe a Christmas combo proze would be fun!

Happy Blogging,

Xxx

I caught the Blogging Bug!



This week I have been pondering the identity of my blog.

When I first set our to blog, my aim was to share my thoughts and ideas about beauty and fashion (hence the blog title). I love blogging product reviews, wish lists, HAULS, OOTD’s and other beauty/fashion posts. Recently I have also had the urge to blog about other subjects that I don’t feel fit into to the frombeauty2fashion title, and this is where my pondering began!

I read many blog tip sites that keeping your blog to a specific subject is key to pleasing your audience, so how do I add blogs about other parts of my life without losing the readers that I already have for my beauty/fashions posts?

In the early stages of my obsession with reading blogs and watching Vlogs, I came across a beautiful lady named Anna on youtube who made videos on her diet and outfits for the week. Over time I became engrossed in her videos, and as her youtube channels evolved, I found my self watching and enjoying her everyday life, the birth of her child, and the hilarious antics with her husband and dogs. I noticed that to seperate their different subjects, youtubers have different channels.
Visit Anna’s Vlogs here: thestylediet and leflooftv

I then realised that the key to expanding my posts would be create myself a sister blog. I decided to name my new blog FromHeart2Home which links to the title of my current beauty blog but can include the random posts I have been longing to write.

Having two blogs is of course going to be a bit of brain boggle, and may mean I will have slightly less posts on each than when I just had one. But this is something I really want to do, and that is what blogging is all about. As organsisation is not my strong point, and I already have a job that requires hours of thinkging and paperwork, I decided to invest in a new diary.

Check out my new beauty! This is a FiloFax bought from ebay. It is A5 sized with a birght purple case and is full of diary pages, colourful notepaper, to do lists and an address book.

One thing was missing. A blog planner. I searched the net for something to help me to arrange the many blog posts that float around in my head during the week. I discovered a site written by a lady who homeschools her chldren, and amongst her fantastic array of planning templates I found a Confession Of A Homeschooler. It really is very pretty and includes everything I need to plan my blog each week, yay!

Now, I can plan both of my blogs and hopefully those who are like me and enjoy nosing into the lives of other people, can follow and read both of them.
To take a look at my new blog, please visit From Heart 2 Home or click on the button in the sidebar.

Thanks for reading everyone,

Happy Blogging,
🙂 xxx

Cooking up a Retro Kitchen

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December brings us a new adventure as we have just bought our first house! Excited!

Paper work and banking is very dull and my weak patience means I need to find ways to occupy my mind whilst waiting for the keys!

This week I watched an episode of Kirstie’s Vintage Home on channel 4. They painted and destressed some brightly coloured chairs and I thought they were fantastic! For those of you who don’t already know, I love crafts, baking and painting just as much as I do clothes and makeup, so this program got me all excited and inspired!

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Visit Kirstie’s Vintage Home

I then spent a few hours searching the web for funky retro bits to put into my new kitchen. Bits and bobs that would already go with the white brick tiles, the wooden butchers block, and the white shelving unit that we already have.

I thought I would share this little mood board with you, and see what you all think!

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If I buy any of the products, I will be sure to post about them and my new kitchen. Until then I shall continue to browse ideas for other rooms.

Happy Blogging all!

Xxx

Mink Inspired Trio

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Hello Everyone,

November’s GLOSSYBOX has been so much fun already! I am so excited about the products, and today I was particularly inspired by one of them.

The Nails Inc, Porchester Square polish is beautiful. It is an elegant mink (mauve/grey) colour that will go with any outfit and colour combination. There are so many bold autumnal colours at the moment, I think this a lovely calmer alternative.

When wearing it, I noticed it matches beautifully with a bag I have from Next,and I began to wonder why I do not have more of this colour in my life!

Above is a picture of my mink inspired trio. The bag is from Next, the nail polish from Nails Inc., and the outfit is featured on the Warehouse website.

Please do let me know what you think. Do you have any clothing items in this colour?

Happy blogging,

Xxx

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Christmas Giveaway Countdown!

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Hello Everyone,

I have fallen in love with blogging this year, and after the success and delight from my first giveaway I am really eager to do another. My followers count currently stands at a pleasing 90, and there has been over 2000 reads. I am very thankful to have gained this many followers in the short space of time that I have been blogging.

If my followers count manages to reach 100 before Christmas, I have decided to treat myself by having another giveaway! I know this is a challenge, but I am hoping to reach the target by being the best blogger I can be.

Thanks to all my followers so far,keep your fingers crossed with me,

Happy Blogging! Xxxx