So, it inspired me to go for something completely different. It's taking me a lot of getting used to, but I think it's quite fresh and pretty and hopefully it's going to display nicely for everyone. Please let me know in the comments if it doesn't look like the picture below in your browser!
If your blog is wearing my blog's badge (let me know by the way and I can wear yours too if you have one) I'd love it if you updated to the new one matching the redesign when you have time. It's in the left sidebar.
My lovely blogging friend Charli (check out her fabulous blog here) helped me out in the middle of the night when I just couldn't get the little social media icons to display correctly, so huge thanks to her for saving my sanity!
The cake we ate whilst watching Clueless - all made in an hour after I got home from work - rather impressed with myself :)
Another amazing film I saw this week is Bridesmaids. I'd been wanting to see it for ages. It was a bit of a slow starter, but once you get into it it's absolutely hilarious, laugh out loud funny stuff. All of the characters are brilliant and I loved the little love story featuring the guy from IT crowd, so sweet!
We were supposed to be watching Clueless that night and doing nail art, but we ended up chatting, watching Bridesmaids and ordering some yummy Domino's pizza online. We had the bbq one and the Spanish sizzler (I think that's what it's called) and both were nomilicious.
Not forgetting the amazing Marks and Spencers Kir Royale to wash it down - I love that stuff so much. Oh and Shloer for the reproducer.
Me and the bestie met up with a friend we'd not seen since before Christmas and exchanged presents. Obviously these glasses are still totes appropes in January.
And we had indoor sparklers. Love them despite yelping every time a spark landed on my skin.
Pub lunch with the bf in O'Neills. It looks like I just had a bowl of melted cheese! It was actually a really nice chicken and mushroom hot pot type thing with mash, but it was covered in a lot of cheese, yum!
And finally more food - clearly that's all I've been instagramming this week - my fave ever curry, lamb rogan josh. I made this the day before starting weight watchers again as a farewell to the good times :(
Oooh I mustn't forget to tell you of my GHD trauma! On Tuesday, my GHDs broke. I switched them on and they just made a constant beeping noise and wouldn't heat up. I went to work with naff hair scruffed up in a ponytail and moaned all day about having to fork out for a new pair. I was given various tips such as phoning GHD to see if they were under warranty or to ask if I could pay to have them fixed, and someone also suggested I try changing the plug.
When I got home, I demanded that the boyfriend should know how to change a plug, being a boy and all, and got him to take a look. I also knew that there's a European two pronged plug inside the regular UK plug on GHDs, so I also thought about plugging that into my travel adaptor to see what happened. The bf was worried about fiddling with the GHDs and making the sitch worse (I was already majorly stressing at the thought of needing to find £100 for a new pair of GHDs - it's January you know!) so he asked me to see if I had the box and instructions, which I did.
I opened up the little leaflet, and my exact problem was described on the page as a "warbling sound" and the straighteners not heating up. So does this mean my GHDs have died? Errr, no, it means that the temperature is below their minimum operating requirement of 8 degrees. Yep that's right, my house was too cold to use hair straighteners! Madness! We warmed the GHDs up with the hair dryer for a bit as a test, turned them on and hey presto, good as new. The following day my bedroom wasn't resembling the inside of my fridge quite so much, and straight hair was within reach once again :) I thought I'd share in case anyone else has the same issue and runs out to buy new straighteners unnecessarily.
So that was my week. I've been very bad with posting this past week, I've been out a few nights and spent a while on the blog redesign. Also I'm putting off a few beauty related posts as I know my new camera is on the way and I'll be able to take much better photos, woohoooo!
I shall leave you all to enjoy your Saturdays with a few fabulous blogs to check out. I found all of these via the #bbloggers hash tag on twitter last Sunday, and I really recommend you peek at them all, they're true beauts waiting to be discovered <3