Tuesday, 12 February 2013

A Woman is only helpless when her nail varnish is drying....

To follow yesterday's crackin' nail advice*, Being Poorly 101, I thought I'd whack a couple of my favourites/ lust afters up here - just to make the whole dreadful choosing process more bareable. 

*Bold comment, I know. But seriously guys....IT WORKS.



N.B. Guys of the male variety - if you want to paint your girlfriends' nails, coolbeans. I know many-a-gal after a hunky, little Man Slave ;) 



In fact, talking V-day, I'd hazard a pamper sesh is a BIG brownie point winner for most.....then again, why stop at nails?? 


And if you'd rather paint your own, gents...well who am I to judge?!


.....Should you fall safely within the 'neither' category, however, here's one WHOPPER of a sandwich .....enjoy! ;)




Fancy a spot of this bad boy?? WATCH THIS SPACE.


And should that not work, hopefully this will :



Attention kept? 

Good. 



So here goes with a few of my own nail varnish favies........ 


This time of year, I'm all for striking, fiery hues - matching lipstick, bien sûr!


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Nubar - Camelot Blossom - currently sold out :(

Wet n Wild - Dreamy Poppy - TESCO


OPI - Elephantantastic Pink - most salons




YSL - Coral - discontinued. But #3 is divine

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* photo courtesy of http://www.alllacqueredup.com

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Bold = Tried and tested, LOVES!

Quality wise, Essie being the clear winner

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.....having just seen these beauts however, a little dabble with pastels is deffs on the cards! 





All crowned with the one and only, invincible, Sally Hansen 'Hard As Nails' ....now what are you waiting for??








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Monday, 11 February 2013

Monday, monday, monday.... WHERE HAVE YOU GONE?!?!

Monday, monday, monday.... WHERE HAVE YOU GONE?!?! 

After a decadently lazy weekend of - well - nothing,  I was ready. Pencils sharpened, 'To Do' list written, (last night - a whole 8 hours early?!) alarm clock set.  

I was SO ready.



My beaut of an 'Amazona' Filofax. 
Sadly discontinued - but they do have some gorge newbies online. 

Personal fav: The most suple of brown leathers with cream inserts. 
A list-maker's heaven.




Part of today's reading list - For ONE essay! 
Save me now. 




Ok, slight fib, we'll settle for more of a decadently lazy weekend oozing with scrumptious chocolate chip cookies, romcoms,  rugby and tartan pj bums. That was fine, totes acceptable.....I was recovering after all, today was going to be A NEW DAY. 

Then, in a wicked twist of events, much to the detriment of Essay Mountain....I'm still poorlybeans. :( 

HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE?? 

Crazy. Mental. Dang, stupid immune system. 



**FEIGNS DYING**




The ULTIMATE Drama Queen. 
Girls, if it's gotta be done, do it in style ;)





Anyways, I thought I'd post a survival guide : Being poorly 101.


1) Freshly painted nails make everything better. 
   It's scientifically proven an' all

2) However bad things are, someone, somewhere, is far worse off

3) So you didn't get everything you wanted done? Chill, babe. 
   Don't beat yourself up. Little and often - learn your limits!

4)'Laughter is the cheapeast medicine' 
   Bleurgh, bleurgh, puke, puke, yuck, gross, rank.....really?! 

   Yes, I went there. 
   BUT IT'S TRUE!!! 


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GOSSIP with your friends, don't push them away - LAUGH until your tummy hurts - GIGGLE - SMILE :D

OOooh cheesiest smile competition, anyone? Prizes perhaps??


So, to the challenge: Can you beat any of these?






  • Email me, tweet me, Comment below. Let's see how competitive you guys are ;)

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Now really, that's about the extent of my sympathy guys. Sorry, bad blogger, I know. I'm just much more of a pull yourself together, 'MAN UP' kinda gal! 




So we're back with Liz... but man, she knows what she's talking about* ;)

*Maybe postpone the vodka shots when really poorly


But trust me now, however bad, the nail tip ROCKS. 

Nails, steaming cups of tea, Ryan Gosling and lots and lots giggles. Who needs prescription drugs*?? 





*Peeps - don't judge ;)





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Saturday, 9 February 2013

Expect The Unexpected

So after yesterday's wickedly long, rambling, cliché of a post - I thought I'd just leave a quickie regarding myself, vision for this little space (pants, that means actual decisions*) and a few random musings from The Morning After.

* decision making - not my strongest asset. Working on it. 

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SPONTANEITY. ADVENTURE. IMPULSE. Three of my most favourite words.

Man, I love words. Languages. Literature. Maybe we'll do a book post some time? 

After all, as the formidable Fabulous* always taught us, "the limits of your language shall be the limits of your world.*" N'est-ce pas??

*Our affectionate term for my oh-so-fabulous-grandma. Mary Berry eat your heart out.

**Warning: I have been known to make up words. Regularly. 
           Bare with.



Fabulous avec ma petite cousine. 

Now I abhor surprises, and love throwing them *mischievous twinkle*... and I'd hazard a guess that these musings shan't change that paradigm....

So really, unless lightening strikes, there'll be no prescribed parameters and I'll be posting (I'd have thought) about parties, art, and some of my views on the madness of being. And yes, Grandma, it will include photos. Now I know, I know, you've got it, buuuuut....I feel obliged to state - this is all very much subject to change!

Expect the unexpected. 


And should you like what you're reading, please, feel free to drop me a line.

Commenting, sharing, liking and tweeting are all very much welcomed...

But I am a little green with this interweb business, so if anyone fancies holding my hand through it,(no, not like that, you)or offering any wisdom, it'd be muchly appreciated!! 
- I make crackin' brownies. Then again, I wouldn't trust the RM with my babies. I could make some in gratitude anyways though??

Also, blog suggestions/feedback and interesting titbits of, well, anything... would be MINT.


......LET"S GET THIS SHOW ON THE ROAD!!!



P.S. I'm Mollie. I'll be you're pilot for this journey. 
     Please, nobody encourage me with more hats. ;)



Better photo-quality next time. Promise.





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Friday, 8 February 2013

"Ladies and Gentlemen of the class of ’97 - Wear Sunscreen."


Evenin', evenin',

Need to be out soon..... but you guys really should know: Last night, after much poorliness, I had THE BEST convo, with THE BEST FRIEND. Ever.


Too many giggles*, sobs of, "babe - why aren't you in my bed**??" more giggling, scheming and much incomprehensible gossip later........


A BEAST of a song came to mind.

OUR SONG. Well, one of many. 
It's the 'Field Song'............ perfect for, and always played during, lazy camping weekends in the wilderness. 

*Actually, is too much giggling possible?! Ideas please.
**A joke.







To set the scene, you will need: 

Marshmallows, 
A patch of green and pleasant land, 
Dog, 
Wellies,
Sheep, 
Marshmallows, 
A Bivvie /tarp (who needs actual tents?!), 
Fire, 
Marshmallows and 
Lots and lots of stars. 

The good ol' english countryside - my favourite place to think.



Sadly, these two are not my actual photos :( All seem to be stuck on my old computer, but hopefully you get the idea.

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Now strap in, we're going retro guys.

Yes, wise child, you've guessed what's coming. Humour me?

A few of my most favourtist lyrics, favouritest advise and favouritist people ......


"Ladies and Gentlemen of the class of ’97 - Wear Sunscreen."
Baz Lurhmann, 
circa '99.

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Employ american accent, now.






1) Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth, oh nevermind, you will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they've faded. 



2) But trust me, in 20 years you’ll look back at photos of yourself 
and recall in a way you can’t grasp now, how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked, you are not as fat as you imagine.
I pray, still as nuts though :P


Yes, this beaut of a buggy flies around the farm. 
Rolling it - a story for another post! 


Sadly, I have to admit this one was taken pre-tequila shots. 
Worrying?
Hey-Ho, Bottoms up ;)


3) Don’t worry about the future, or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubblegum. 
Maths is amazing. So are maths jokes, analogies, puns, everything and anything else maths related really. Über geeks r' us.


4) The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind, the kind that blindside you at 4pm on some idle Tuesday.


SHAAKE races dans le parc, anyone?
MMMmmmmmmm, SHAAKE.
Damn you, funny, old photos.

5) Do one thing everyday that scares you.
THIS IS A BIGGY.


So, I 'm not actually scared of heights, but y'all should get the picture ;)

6) Sing. 

No matter how bad you are....you can make a fool of yourself in far worse ways. 


'Pinball Wizard', anyone.....? 

7) Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts, don’t put up with people who are reckless with yours.


8) Don’t waste your time on jealousy, sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind, 
the race is long, and in the end, it’s only with yourself.


Hint: racing rugby-playing brothers to the Sacré-Coeur is not clever. Do not attempt it. 

But if anyone's wondering....I did win, naturally?! ;)

9) Remember the compliments you receive, forget the insults, if you succeed in doing this, PLEASE tell me how. 


10) Keep your old love letters, throw away your old bank statements.


11) Stretch.

12) Don’t feel guilty if you don’t know what you want to do with your life, the most interesting people I know didn’t know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives, some of the most interesting 40 year olds I know still don’t. <<THE REALLY BIG'UN!>>



Internatial Dance/ DJ crew....? More on MOO later.


13) Enjoy your body, use it every way you can, don’t be afraid of it, or what other people think of it, it’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever own.



14) Dance! Even if you have nowhere to do it but in your own living room.


Swingin' baby ...


Now, I'm the King of the Jungle.


WE ARE YOUNG! 
It's so FUN* 

*I warned you about my love of puns, right?


15) Read the directions, even if you don’t follow them.



Just make sure you're enjoying it!


16) Do not read beauty magazines, they will only make you feel ugly.



17) Get to know your parents, you never know when they’ll be gone for good. 



18) Be nice to your siblings, they are the best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future.



Nerf Gun pellets around feet. Story of my life.
Even after a rather BUBBLY garden party.




19) Understand that friends come and go, but for the precious few you should hold on. 





Sombreros and strapless dresses. LFW 2013?

20) Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle because the older you get, the more you need the people you knew when you were young.



Evidence: Aunty L and Mum - Two of the bestest ladies a gal could wish for.


21) Travel.


22) Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard, 
Live in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft. Firenze e Positano forse? Italy is my major crush.


Firenze


Positano


No false pretences. Gelato - of every kind - is da bomb.


23) Don’t expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust fund, Maybe you have a wealthy spouse; but you never know when either one might run out.


24) Don’t mess too much with your hair, or by the time you're 40, it will look 85.



25) Be careful whose advice you buy, but, be patient with those who supply it. 


But trust me on the sunscreen.


Brother and sister together we'll make it through Someday a spirit will take you and guide you there I know you've been hurtin, but I've been waitin' to be there for you And I'll be there just helping you out whenever I can. 




So this is me; a dreamer. A worshipper of poetry and L-O-V-E-R of smiley photos. 

Ooh, and I think that gives me a new post idea....!!
 

......Still here? Now, seriously, go check out the full version yourself!

Youtube tip: the 07.11 version 






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Here lie the ramblings of an eternal optimist.

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Here lie the ramblings of an eternal optimist.




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