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Friday, 26 December 2014

A Year In Photos

Earlier this week, I came across a notebook, hidden away in my drawer. I discovered my "bucket list" and one of the things in it was to take a photo a day for a year. As it is nearing the start of 2015, I thought that I'd give it a go!

As you will most likely know, I blog anonymously. I'm not going to go into detail on it - that's a post for another day! Anyway, this gives me a slight problem in that I can almost garuntee that I will take at least one photo with a friend or family member or something personal in it. However, I would still like to share some of these photos with you and I know that some of you would love to see them. Based on this, I have decided that I'm going to do a "monthly roundup" and only include my favourite shots from the month to ensure that any of you who may want to see my attempt can do so.

Please let me know your thoughts on this and if you're going to give it a go! I'm really excited and I think that it's going to be a lot of fun and really nice to look back on in years to come!

Waffling Waffles xo

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Top 5 Christmas Nail Polishes

I know that I am not alone when I say that I love christmas! Another thing I know that I'm not alone in loving is nail polish! So I thought I'd combine the two and make a list of my top 5 nail polishes for the Christmas period: (not in order, I couldn't possibly decide!)

My first nail polish is by OPI and it's in the shade "red dazzle". Despite my saying that I can't put these in an order, this is probably my favourite for Christmas. The colour is a really true red and the glitter gives it a really lovely winter feel. I'll defiantly be wearing this one on Christmas day!

Over the Christmas period, I find it very difficult to resist using a glitter top coat over EVERY nail polish I wear. One of my favourites is Essie "sparkle on top". It honestly looks like snow and I'm addicted!

Next I have a nail polish that's not specifically christmassy and can definitely be worn all year round. It's the Rimmel 60 second nail polish in "503 mind the gap, Victoria". I think this nail polish under a white glitter top coat such as Essie "sparkle on top" gives a really pretty snow effect. Super easy and a little more subtle than a bright red!

Another glitter polish? I think so! This one is from Essence and it's in the shade "21 get the party started". I'd never tried anything from Essence before and the colour of this polish made me very excited! It can look very festive but I think you could also wear this all year round!

Finally I have Makeup Revolution's nail polish in "Heaven's Above 05". This nail polish cost me £1! I wrote a blog post (here) a while back about MUA nail polish (also £1) but one thing I forgot to mention was the size of the bottle. This one, however, is full size! Bargain! It's a really pretty, autumnal berry colour.

Waffling Waffles xo

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Looking Up

At the beginning of Autumn, I begun to notice all the pretty orange trees, loosing their leaves to the cold winds. I'd begun to look up at the sky more frequently and it gave me a strange feeling of happiness when I did so.

If somebody were to ask you what direction is positive, you would probably say up. I've always believed that this is to do with progress, a positive thing. When you progress, you move up slightly in the world. I began to feel intreigued by the beautiful sky above me and would stop to take photos with the beautiful branches, using my camera to form shillouettes, contrasting with the bright blue sky. Whenever I did this, I felt a strange sense of relief and happiness.

However, as the weather was getting progressively colder, I began to forget about the feeling I would get from looking up, into the sky that was growing darker with each passing day. If you follow me on Instagram, you'll know that I posted this photo last week:

It's not the best quality photo in the world but as I was posting it, it reminded me of the uplifting feeling I got during that early autumn time. The sky really is a beautiful, extraordinary thing and if you do one thing when you next go outside, look up into the sky and think. Think about all the positive things in your life. Think positive. Always be positive.

"Every cloud has a silver lining"

Monday, 1 December 2014

100 Bloglovin Followers!

I have just woken up on a beautiful Monday morning to 100 bloglovin followers! How did this happen?

I started my blog 4 months ago, on July 28th and I can't believe how far I've come. I never thought I'd get 10 followers and 100 is just amazing! I know I'm not the most reliable blogger in the world and this post is a prime example - I was due to publish on Friday!

I'd like to thank every single one of you (even if it is only one of you who actually reads this post) for your amazing support and lovely comments! It honestly means so much to me.

Waffling Waffles xo