Happy Halloween! Belated I know but I put my hands up and admit to the fact that I’m not a fan of this holiday, I know, I’m sorry. Fancy dress fills me with fear and dread and I always act like the Halloween Grinch come this time of year. To try and get myself into the spirit of things I did splash out on a bucket full of chocolate to share with my team and I’m pretty sure that I’m still riding out the sugar high a day later, sorry arteries. Although I may not be dressed up in full costume I may still give small children a fright as I’ve managed to put my back out so am walking around like a possessed zombie – Halloween always manages to get me somehow ;)

This Week I’ve Been…

Taking advantage of the Boots 3 for 2 offer on L’Oreal – why leave with one thing when you could leave with three! Some more lippys have been added to the collection and the new Julianne Red…swooooon

Fright night visit to the Chicken Shop & Dirty Burger – if you are looking to try out either place I recommend hot footing yourself over to Whitechapel where they have both under one roof. Dirty Burger with a side of chicken? Don’t mind if I do ;)

Dream phone – do I need to say more? This was thee childhood game and although it’s the more 21st Century version with a mobile phone compared the old massive brick one, it’s the same great board game that always results in a lot of laughs and memories shared of when you were growing up

Bellinis at Brunch – nail party take two occurred last weekend and after opting for a deep blue sparkle on the nail it was only right to head to brunch for a few sneaky bellinis and a lot of girly gossip

Noughties music – the Spotify 00’s playlist was killing it this week. Christina Aguilera back in her dreadlock days, Nelly and Kelly R – all the big hits were getting me through the week and left me humming the tunes whilst on the train home

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For any newbies over to the blog – hello and welcome :) It’s super lovely to see you over here and thanks to the utter babe Anna for her gorgeous feature which you can see here. If you haven’t been over to these side of the woods before I also bring you a daily dose of all things beauty with this week featuring a L’Oreal Haul, Dry Shampoo Battle, Radiance Boosting Masks, a post dedicated to the art of Brunch and a sneaky NARS haul. Hope you enjoy!