Month: August 2012

My Make Up Bag

So, the bank holiday weekend has passed by so quickly in a bout of sunshine and showers. I have had quuite a lazy one this year. The year seems to have passed by so fast and I actually can’t believe we are heading into September so soon. So, a chilled bank hol was in order with a trip to Manchester on Saturday to treat myself to new make up goodies, a visit to Giraffe for dinner and a couple of drinks- rekorderlig and pimms no less. The Pride parade was making it’s way down Deansgate as we headed towards Spinningfields and luckily we caught it, in a gorgeous bout of sunshine before the heavens opened! Sunday was spent with the ma and we took the annual trip to Ikea to have a nosey at ‘house stuff’ and have the obligiotary hot dog- you absolutely have to don’t you! Then today I have well and truly treated myself with a shiny new netbook. It was a toss up between a netbook or tablet as I am …

Prairie Charms- Blogger Project

So a couple of weeks ago I was approached by Prairie Charms to see if I would like to take part in their blogger project. I was intrigued by this on two counts- one because I love intricate, delicate bracelets. I’m not a blingy-kinda gal, I love wooden colourful bracelets I can wear everyday. And two I find it really interesting seeing how companies, from the high st down to e-commerce sites, work with bloggers and embrace a new outlet to showcase their products to the fullest potential. So, after checking out the site and falling in love with two bracelets I tweeted Prairie Charms (see, social is blates the way forward!) with the two I wished to order 🙂 The customer service from the company was great. The thing I love about companies using Twitter to interact is, many of us have the app on our phones so it is an everyday essential and one of the easiest ways to get in touch by cutting out the middle-man service- email and the waiting game! …

Olympics Luxe

So, the world has been taken over by Olympics fever. For someone who isn’t too crazy on sports I have to say I do feel proud to be witnessing this take place in our county and so Team GB are doing brilliantly. Watching us take gold for rowing today was oddly emotional and it is great to have witnessed seeing the torch passing through Manchester city centre last month and the games take place in London in my lifetime. I was also oddly surprised to receive an email from a social media company, Spreading Jam, asking if I would like to be sent a Samsung Hope Relay t-shirt to support and wear throughout the Olympics. The idea behind the tee is an app from Samsung to measure how far you have run, hopped skipped or walked during the next couple of weeks. Well I have been supporting mine to the gym, which has defo been spuring me on to pound the treadmill a little harder as Team GB are doing so well winning so many gold …