Nailed it!

I paint my nails a lot, and I have loads of nail polishes, but I hate it when they chip

Last September I had 3 weddings in 10 days. Yikes! Rather than painting my nails every time and worrying about chipped polish, I decided to treat myself and get a Shellac manicure. They cost £20 (ish), but should last two weeks.

Perfect for my little wedding bonanza.

Or it would've been, if they hadn't peeled off after three days.

In all fairness, I think it's more me than the manicure - I had acrylics done once that only lasted 4 days.

In the interest of making the most of how I look for my 10in2013 challenge, I've started to paint my nails more regularly.

A couple of weeks ago I found this guide on Pinterest (FYI - totally in love with Pinterest!).

I had some birthday money left over, so decided to buy the stuff needed to see how I got on.

I followed the instructions from the directions exactly. It's time consuming, but so worth it! 

My nails look really nice, and the finish is awesome! I've done it a few times now, and I'm really impressed. 

Now. the instructions, and a lot of the comments on the blog say that doing your nails like this will mean they last as long as a Shellac manicure. As I said earlier, my Shellac manicure only lasted 3 days. And unfortunately, so did these. 

BUT - and this is a massive but - I didn't have a single chip in any of my nails for the duration of the mani. They lifted just like the Shellac did, so I still think it's an issue with me rather than the process. And for me, it's great - it means the nails don't chip, but I can change them up a couple of times a week. 

If you're near a Sally's, I'd definitely say the £12 investment (for the Gel Coat and Top Coat) is worth it. 


The Hardest Thing

I think the hardest part of our TTC journey and inability (so far!) to get pregnant for me is the feeling that I'm letting people down. 

I constantly feel that I'm letting Mr B down - he could be a daddy by now if it weren't for me. 

But I often feel that we're letting other people down, too - our parents, our brothers, our extended family - by not having a baby yet. 

A couple of weeks ago, a friend of my mum's posted this on Facebook:

I always thought that my friends posting their pregnancy and birth announcements on Facebook was difficult, but this completely broke my heart.

I want MY mum to have baby cuddles with a grandchild. I want MY mum to spoil my children. And I want to make MY mum proud.

But most of all, I want MY mum to be this excited.

I want MY mum to be a Nanny.


Pink is my new obsession

If I'm totally honest, she's not a new obsession at all. In fact, I had a Pop Stars themed fancy dress 17th birthday party and I went as P!nk.

She's my absolute girl crush and I love everything about her - she's hot, she's funny, down to earth and man can she sing! She's confident, knows what she wants, isn't afraid to speak her mind and I think I'm a little bit in love.

I've wanted to go and see her live for AGES, and I was very excited when her new album came out last year. And then totally gutted when both Mr B and I were on holiday when tour tickets went on sale and sold out.

I wrote it off as our tough luck.

The O2 released more tickets about 4/5 weeks ago, and hubs managed to get some!

I'm not a big fan of the O2, nor of sitting at concerts, but it's what we got, so it's what we had to deal with!

When we got there, I was a bit totally disappointed with the seats. We were sort of to the side, almost behind the stage and couldn't really see much to start with. We couldn't really see much. And I thought we'd been totally ripped off.


It turned out that the seats were FRICKING AMAZING! I couldn't tell you what the stage looked like. But I can tell you that we were REALLY close. That she's ABSOLUTELY AMAZING live. And that it's the best concert I've ever been to (and I've been to a few!).

If possible, I'm even more in love with her than I was before. Below are some of my pictures - I took absolutely loads - but please, please check out this video on You Tube. It's by someone called EroticSludge, and they were obviously better than me because in my video all you can hear is me going "WHAT THE F**K!!" Amazing.



So, you might remember that I went for a couple of job interviews a few weeks ago and that I didn't get the job?

Well, when the guy called me to tell me know about the role, it turns out that when he told me that he would give me a call if another role came up wasn't just a nice brush off!!

He called me last night and offered me a job!

I am so excited (and a little bit shocked!).

The paperwork should be with me this week so that I can get my noticed handed in before my holiday next week.

So, so happy!!!