I shine all day Sunday

January 30, 2011

Random Sunday thoughts.

dyed hair
♥ I dyed my hair! This is kind of old news if you follow me on twitter as I posted the picture there a couple of nights ago but I thought I would mention it for those of you who haven't seen it! It was supposed to come out black but it just matched my roots with the ends of my hair, which isn't all bad. I used the new "colour blend foam" by Nice n Easy. I expected that a foam would be much messier than normal hair dye but it was actually very simple. I'm considering going a shade or two darker but not quite yet!

favorite place in the world
♥ Today I had plans to go to the city today but my plans always seem to change at the last minute and here I am blogging instead! I have been feeling a little off lately and was hoping some shopping would lift my mood - but everything happens for a reason (see below!) The picture above is one of my favorite pictures that I have taken in Dublin. I'm not sure why exactly, and from a photographers point of view its definitely nothing special.. but there's something about that view that keeps me coming back to the very same spot.

♥ Its almost certain that i'll be moving house soon! It sounds rather silly to some people, especially if you don't believe in the paranormal, but i'm convinced the house I currently live in is haunted! I have heard from many people that all of the houses here are built on a very old graveyard which may explain it. Also, there is a newer graveyard that is visible from the front of my house which is quite eerie too. Not too long ago, I woke in the middle of the night and seen what looked like the shape of a lady standing bent over my bed, just watching me. We had a guest over once and he swears there was a thin lady with very long hair sitting on the bed when he walked past another room! That's not the only reason for moving although its part of it. The "new" house needs some work so it will be a couple of weeks before we can move. I'm looking forward to having a new bedroom to decorate, although I need to start saving! I can't decide if I want white or pink walls, or maybe three white and one pink wall.. that might look a bit ridiculous but I plan to have white furniture and don't want my room to resemble a psychiatric hospital either!

attempt at cooking
♥ I attempted to make pizza and garlic bread and failed miserably. The garlic bread was delicious but major fail on the pizza! I had no mozzarella cheese and came up with the rather genius idea to use cheddar instead (I forgot to take pictures of the pizza after cooking it!) I love cheese and cheddar is one of my favorites so how bad can it be, right? Disgusting (!) - it tasted like smelly feet had melted into the top of the pizza! The sauce was quite nice though, I don't even remember what I used to make it. Tomato, extra virgin olive oil and every spice we had in the kitchen, I got a bit carried away feeling like Jamie Oliver and added a bit of everything to the mixture. I think I will stick to making my grilled cheese sandwiches and stuffed roasted peppers for a little while longer.
feets, don't fail me now
♥ I used cheap foot cream (..because I spent all of my money in Primark, bad!) and I think I had some kind of ~allergic reaction~ to it. The tops of my feet are very dry and feel rough, i'm sitting here with Soap and Glory's "righteous butter" layered on, hoping it will fix them up soon! I can't wait until summer, then I can wear sandals and paint my toenails new colors every day. Its just not quite as fun to spend twenty minutes painting your nails then cover them up!

lovely clothes
lovely clothes
♥ I still can't take my eyes off Awears winter lookbook. I received it two months ago but I still love the pictures. I want to be the girl wearing all of those clothes! If only my budget would allow.

♥ The lovely Victoria of vipxo featured me on her "lookbook of the week" post today. Her blog is lovely and definitely worth a read. I have been following it for months and its an honor to be featured on there! So hello to all of my new followers who found my little blog via Victoria!
Some more pretty blogs to follow: A Twenty-Something, nicolettemason, Bonjour Gazel! and Cats and Rocking Chairs.

Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend!

xoxo

46 comments:

  1. oh my gosh,
    that pizza still looks super yummy,
    *tummy rumbles*
    I've bought the nice n easy colour blend foam!
    Just waiting to use it ^^

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  2. your hair is just gorgeous - you look very glamorous in that photo... and dear lord, you have just scared the living bejeez out of me with your ghosty tales! thanks for that! ;)

    x
    www.girlinthecityglasgow

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  3. Um, so insanely jealous of your hair (: Mine is just never going to look that glossy and I've always wanted that colour. Hope the move goes well whenever it is that you can move in, moving to a new place is always exciting! Omnom, that garlic bread looks deeelish, my best friend makes her own garlic bread and it is amazing <3

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  4. oh no, that garlic bread is making me really hungry...
    your hair looks really lovely, too! & i hope your feet get better, haha xx

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  5. The garlic bread looks so yummy! I love your bedroom colours as well :)
    x

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  6. Hair is looking rather nice :) you'd defo suit it abit darker too!
    I love your blog, keep up the good work! :) x

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  7. Your hair color looks nice, it really compliments your skin tone. Did the pizza inspire your foot pictures underneath ;-) Funny coincidence!

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  8. you look so pretty! your hair is really gorgeous :)

    nice shot of dublin too..seeing the photo just makes me miss the place! used to live there for three years until i moved back to finland last summer.

    have a great week!

    xx

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  9. you look lovely in that pic, really beautiful! love the hair :)
    Scrapbook de la Emma

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  10. Your hair looks gorgeous! And the pizza looks like a good attempt, too. Haha. I love the shot of the Dublin skyline. Makes me want to go to Ireland :)

    Thanks so much for including me in your round-up of blogs, love!

    xx

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  11. I can't wait for sandal weather either :D x

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  12. Ohhh, after reading your ghost stories, how can i sleep now D: i a such a coward when it comes to paranormal stuff!
    I love your hair!

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  13. this is your new twitter pic too and its just really lovely :)

    www.aroselikethis.blogspot.com xx

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  14. I just love your blog! :) Hello from Galway
    xx

    ispeakblonde.blogspot.com

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  15. that story about your haunted house scared the hell outta me... did you tell your guest before that you've seen an old lady too or was it coincidence that he saw the exact person like you did ?!? :o
    nice blog btw.. I'm a new follower from Germany :)
    Oh and btw: I love (lovelovelovelove) Ireland!!
    Greetings ♥

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  16. Weird but... your eyebrows look lovely! do you use pencil at all? xx

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  17. Major hair jealousy, yours is so shiny and luscious!
    Garlic bread has to be one of my favourite things. ever.
    Discovered your blog through vipxo's post, glad to be following now :) xx

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  18. Your hair is so long! Want~ And that garlic bread looks yummy. :D Hope you're enjoying the rest of your Sunday.

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  19. Thanks for the comments everyone!

    My hair doesn't look this glossy usually, the hair dye came with a "gloss conditioner" that worked perfectly (and smells delicious!) I'm tempted to buy more boxes of hair dye just for the conditioner!

    @ Dala - didn't even realize what I did there, good job on noticing haha!

    @ Sinead - hello! Always nice to discover more Irish bloggers, will be checking out yours in the morning! :)

    @ Apanathi - The guest was the first person to see "something" in this house. I didn't believe it until the morning I woke up and there was someone over me, it was incredibly scary and I was in tears all morning! I have also heard someone crying at the bottom of my bedroom, but not really a cry that sounds like they're in pain or anything - just that they're really lonely or hurt. Things have been moved around too but I always said to myself "oh i'm just forgetful" until I seen the lady in my room.
    We had old neighbors who said their house was haunted too. This was a while before anything noticeably weird happened to us so I kind of brushed it off and said "they're just crazy!" to myself. Their doors used to open and bang closed really fast by itself! That would scare me so much. They got the local priest to come up and bless the house on a few occasions but it didn't help so they ended up moving out. If The house was vacant for quite some time because the landlord couldn't find anyone to take it (not sure if anyone lives there now)
    Before seeing the figure standing over me, I was very skeptical about paranormal things but after that I am convinced that there's something uninvited in our house!

    @ Gem - I do! My left eyebrow is really thin at the end and both are completely different shapes (one is higher arched/one is pointy and one is round) so I try to even them out as much as possible! I use an eyebrow pencil by Shiseido, i'm not sure of the exact shade name but it looks like a light-medium brown color.

    xoxo

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  20. Aww your story has freaked me out so much! Paranormal stories make me cry :( I really hope your new house is lovely :)

    Love your hair colour by the way, it's gorgeous x

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  21. To distract myself from your scary! story I made you a wiki page :) http://wikifashion.com/wiki/Pearls_Lace_and_Ruffles

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  22. Your hair looks absolutely amazing, as well as I am loving your lip color!
    The garlic bread does look quite good as does the pizza, but I understand what you mean when you say you need mozzarella.
    Dublin looks incredible! And I hope to visit one day!

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  23. MMM the garlic bread looks delicious. I really like that photo of dublin, it seems very true.

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  24. Gorgeous hair! I'm sorry about the allergic reaction :c as someone with EXTREMELY sensitive and dry skin I recommend getting something like Boots Own Moisturising Cream, it's like £2 and you get a massive tub. It doesn't really have much in that can harm you c: x

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  25. Lovely haircolour! so rich and shiny^^ if I ever dared to dye my hair brown again, it would definately be something like this!

    And scary with the lady! although, I cannot help to like those kinds of mysteries...

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  26. Your hair looks great!
    I was wondering what was different when I saw the first picture!
    btw: the story of your haunted house scared me!
    thats it, im sleeping with the lights on:)
    -Jaz
    http://www.fluffyfashioncents.blogspot.com

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  27. I love your blog! And your hair looks amazing. =)

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  28. Your hair looks gorgeous and can I just say your room looks amazing - lots of bright colours! :)

    xo

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  29. love round-up posts like this : )

    my room is white but i've stuffed it with so much junk that it couldn't possibly resemble a hospital.
    if you go for white get wipeable paint though, like dulux endurance or bathroom paint because it gets dirty, i dunno how, but it does!
    xxx

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  30. It looks like you had a lot of relaxing moments doing stuff by yourself which is one of my favourite activities :) However recently I've been holing myself up in bed which is a good thing but very unproductive. I ended up doing nothing over the weekend.

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  31. Bel article miss =)

    kiss of france ^^

    http://leblogdesoglam.blogspot.com/

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  32. Love the Dublin picture, it's interesting, loads to look at!

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  33. your hair looks gorgeous!

    gvadlln.blogspot.com

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  34. @ The Merry Traveler - definitely. I think its incredibly important to have "me time", everyone should. Sunday is my favorite day for me time because they're usually quite boring lol.

    xoxo

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  35. jesus christ... that is one scary story ya tellin' me there!! :o ... it's like in the movies :o
    hope you won't have any uninvited guests in your new home!!
    and thanks for your comment, you are the first english-speaking person who commented on my blog!! yay, posting in english finally made sense :) haha ^^
    take care :)

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  36. Thank you for the comment :) I am so please vipxo featured you I love your blog. I agree, cheddar on pizza... boke, even though both are so good apart :). xx

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  37. i just dribbled a bit over that garlic bread!! your hair is beautiful...just seen on your twitter that the colour's faded a bit-always happens to me! i think it looks really cool with the ends darker. I really want to visit dublin some day!

    Emma x

    http://www.handbagstogladrags.com/

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  38. Love your blog, can't believe I've only just stumbled across it now. That pizza looks delicious too :) x

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  39. Wow, I adore your hair colour!

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  40. Love the new hair, you look so pretty in that picture.

    That garlic bread looks yummy, even if it is only 9.45am, shame about the pizza though xxx

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  41. Beautiful hair colour!x

    www.beckydazzler.com

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  42. Oh, good Lord why did you post this?! The garlic bread has made me sooo hungry now! haha

    www.dressingmissdolly.co.uk

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  43. Your blog is fab, I love your posts; great quality, quantity and very down to earth and friendly, I can't believe you call yourself plus size though! Your legs are super skinny and you certainly aren't what I'd consider plus size. x

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