What do I like about me?

So February has been a month of telling that special someone how much you Love them and giving them a present/presents on Valentine’s day. I was set a challenge by the people at Pebble Grey Mirrors to concentrate on the things I like about none other than ME! I was a little bit apprehensive about the challenge when I first read it but needless to say I was up for taking part and actually taking the time to think about these things. They sent me a lovely Vanity Mirror to use for the challenge as well which I have been using lots lately.

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Where do you start without sounding like a full on paragraph about what you think is great or without trying to be negative? I started thinking about things I liked about myself as a person first of all. This was a tricky one because I tend to think more about negatives sometimes and can be very glass half empty. This is a trait I am trying to change and always look on the brighter side.

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Here’s some facts about me personality wise:
I am very independent
I can be a joker although I can’t actually tell a joke without getting part of it wrong
I am a very focused person and will strive to achieve something when I set my mind to it
I am a chatterbox which is great for my job (although I am currently suffering with a sore throat due to this)
I don’t entertain fools and can be a bit quick to make that known sometimes.

It’s really hard to actually say whether or not I like all these things without sounding a bit self-obsessed or thinking that they should be the norm. What I will say is that I have little traits that I would love to control more like OCD or always saying Sorry when I have no reason to be. (for some reason that word has been embedded into my brain and it’s difficult to stop saying it!) I have lovely friends though and I doubt they would be my friends if they didn’t like my personality.

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Now let’s move onto the physical!!!! Argh this is a painful one as like most people I have hang ups about myself and find it hard to say what I actually like. I have a slight hatred dislike for my nose! Yeah who doesn’t, but it has become more of a running joke now. It has a bit of a bump on it and it annoys me but I would never have surgery to fix it as it’s what makes me, ME!

My teeth are a good feature, as I had braces as a teenager and now they are lovely and straight which I am very proud of. I also quite like my hair although it’s in dire need of a haircut right now but I can’t decide on a style. It’s quite thick naturally which makes it good for styling and healthy looking.

I also am quite proud of my Cara-esque Brow Game that I have going on. I get asked a lot if they are shaded etc but alas they are all natural!!

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I am growing to be more content with my shape. Like most girls/women especially I have had my ups and downs with my body and at 24 I am somewhat getting there. Believe me I have the odd day where I think I wish I was more curvy etc but actually I am happy with my shape and like being able to pick something off a clothes rail in the size i think I am and it generally fits.

I’ve had fun doing this challenge as it gave me a lot of time to think about how happy I am with me and yeah I have some hang ups but who doesn’t?? Hope you enjoyed reading this little insight into me.

Thanks

Laura x

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#ColourMeMarch

I have been receiving a few emails lately from the lovely people at etailPR about a bloggers challenge to create an outfit inspiration for Cheltenham Ladies Day which happens 11th March 2015. I decided to have a bit of fun creating a collage of my favourite look with the aim of injecting some colour into my wardrobe. I am always really careful with colour as I am super pale and like to avoid looking even pastier! So here’s my look for the #ColourMeMarch Challenge.

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  1. Embellished Karen Millen Red Dress
  2. BooHoo.com strappy Black Sandals
  3. ASOS Highbury Heeled Sandals
  4. Oasis Box Clutch
  5. Golden Arrow Ring
  6. Butter London Nail Polish
I decided to put 2 different pairs of shoes in my collage as I adore both pairs and was torn to choosing one but I also know that sometimes too many straps might look a bit crazy so I added the second pair. I added the bright blue polish as a way of making anyone’s nails pop as the only thing making it pop is the dress really. I chose the whole outfit as its something out of my comfort zone but I know that it would amazing at a ladies day event like Cheltenham.
What do you think of my collage and outfit inspiration?
Thanks
Laura x
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My favourite spring coats under £50

 Recently I have been browsing the sites online looking for some new clothes as I feel like I need a new look or a refresh in my wardrobe at least. I started looking for Spring coats mainly as the coats I own are rather bulky and winter-esque. I have picked quite muted colours as I am not a huge lover of bright shades as they can make me look even more Casper-ish than normal!

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I have found 6 of my favourites which I have listed below including their links and the prices I saw them at. These were the prices as of 24/02/15 but understandably these can sell out quickly at these prices.
  1. Wool Blend Coat – £27 – newlook.com
  2. Chicnova Fashion Coat – £28 – chicnova.com
  3. Black duster Coat – £28 – newlook.com
  4. Monki White Coat – £29 – monki.com
  5. Grey tweed coat – £20 – romwe.com
  6. ASOS funnel Coat – £24 – asos.com

If I had lots of pennies I would have snapped them all up straight away so I plan to think about them properly before parting with any money, and I may spot another one I like in the meantime 🙂

Have you found any coats/jackets you can share with me?

Thanks

Laura x

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