Don’t Worry, Be Happy!

Since it’s that time of year that I am winding my brain down for Christmas, there is just no point starting new projects at this time of year. However, I am working on a fun little project for my own reflection, and I wanted to share. I think the lead up to the new year is a great time for reflection, to look back and appreciate how far life has come on and how much I have grown in a year. I stumbled across this old post and I obviously wrote this while I was feeling judged or inadequate, but the wisest of words come from the darkest of places. Although I can now read this and see only a small glimmer of these feelings, it is still a very valid point that will never get old.

I have been through several stages in my life of flipping between, caring immensely what people thought of me to not giving a damn. To now, where I don’t want to care, and mostly I don’t, but sometimes I just can’t help it the feels creeping in, and I have to have a mental word with myself.

“Truth is, what other people think of you is NONE of your business.”

Looking back to my childhood, I have always had issues with acceptance and rejection. My dad left us (Me my mum and my two brothers) when I was 6 (my brothers 2 & 1) and after very little contact and ten years later, at the age of 16 he wrote me a letter and told me he wanted nothing more to do with me, and that he wanted to get on with his new life with his new wife, and he didn’t want his old life to get in the way. Naturally this has had a deep seated effect on the way I have lived my life and the way I am today. I am a people pleaser. I want people to like me and I worry a lot about facing that rejection again. Still, my default emotion to getting to know new people, is to think they don’t like me.

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I think it is important to be aware of what other people may think of your actions, other wise the world would be full of ‘I-dont-give-a-fuck’ arseholes, and there’s enough of them out there. However, if you are anything like me, you need to have a word with yourself about how you let other peoples opinions (or what you think their opinions are) affect you. Seeking approval from everyone is a waste of time and energy and it’s only you that suffers by dwelling on it. The fact of the matter is, there will always be people out there that like you, and there will be people that don’t, unfortunately it is the way of the world. The perception people have of you, says more about them than it does you.

Once you realise it doesn’t matter what people think of you, you can be free to be who you want to be. Life isn’t a practise run and you have to make the most of it #YOLO!! It isn’t about staying beige to please everyone, it is about finding the people that LOVE the pink (or turquoise, lilac or what ever other colour represents your freedom!)

In the famous word of Bob, “Don’t Worry, Be Happy!”

Emily

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White Winter Rose

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I don’t very often wear white, mostly because I am mucky pup and I do tend to spill often, but when I saw this waffle fabric dress in Primark, there was something I really liked about it. White is a good colour to wear in winter to embrace your frozen spirit. Of course, this wouldn’t be my outfit post with out adding a splash of colour! I threw on my pink trainers (which is the second pair I have owned and I wear them to death! You can get them here! You can get them here!) to pop over to the allotments for a walk around. I really like the splash of colour that meant I could team the look with this coat that I bought from a car boot in the summer (originally from Next), and my wooly hat that I also recently got from Primark too. To keep in with the pink and white theme, I wore my Punky Pins doe eyed deer necklace too.

Now that I am feeling all wintery fresh and festive, I am off out to get some of my Christmas Shopping done! Wish me Luck!

 

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Mermaid Tales // Road Trip to London and Bournemouth

Woah, what a busy ‘weekend’ it has been! As I mention on Thursday, I left for London on Thursday afternoon and had a 12 hour round trip to London and then on to Bournemouth. It has been such an amazing whirlwind of photo boothing since Thursday with two Christmas parties and one wedding. I am so lucky to be able to travel the UK with my own business and be as in demand for a two hour photo booth in Bristol, as it was for a six hours in London. All three of my photo booth bookings this weekend have been adored and I have enjoyed such banter with all the guests, I came away each night with achy cheeks from all the laughter. You can check out all the photos here.

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Of course, I vlogged as much as I could, so you can watch what I got up to here:



I spent the whole day yesterday on the sofa (apart from a dog walk) I chilled out watching and catching up with Made in Chelsea and Xfactor #spoileralert – I can’t believe Fleur didn’t win! She had my (free on the App) vote! I have lots of vlogs and blogs to edit this week, and then one more photo booth in Bristol on Thursday night but I can definitely feel myself starting to wind down for Christmas now. I still have lots of presents to buy so I need to work on that this week too! Wish me luck!

Emily

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Christmas Jumper Nails

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I went to Kaycie’s with the outfit from my christmas jumper outfit post on, and asked her kindly if she could match my ensemble. I think she has done a spectacular job. She used shellac polish for all the designs apart from the red and pink glitter acrylic on a few fingers. She used a red, pink, white and black shellac and used a fine brush to paint all of the details. Featuring a mixture of snowflakes, miniature hearts, snow, present ribbons, baubles, and christmas jumper pattern. I absolutely love the complete design, it matches my new jumper perfectly!

You will need:

CND Shellac Power Polish – BASE COAT & TOP COAT SET – 2 x 7.3ml

CND Shellac Wildfire 7.3ml

CND Shellac Hot Pop Pink 7.3ml Gel Colour UV3 polish

CND Shellac Black Pool 7.3ml Gel Colour UV3 polish

CND Shellac & Brisa Gel UV Nail Lamp 36W – Original UK Version Curing Light Nail Dryer

CND Shellac Studio White / 0.25 oz. – 7.3 mL

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Watch the video to find out how Kaycie made the Christmas jumper nails happen!

Emily

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Puppies in Christmas Jumpers

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Good evening lovelies! Ohhhh it is feeling verrrrry festive up in herre!! Sorry about all the CUTE!!! I have wanted to get the dogs some festive outfits but there were so many that I liked and I couldn’t decide what to go for. When I saw Doug & Bone (prepared for your heart to melt when you see the photos on their website!!) retweet a pic of Puggy looking all cosy in blankets, I was straight on their site to browse their christmas jumper range. They have some gorgeous stuff for the pooch in your life. Doug & Bone were kind enough to send Puggy and Logan their very own Christmas jumpers to try out and boy are they cute!!!

Puggy received three cute little knitted jumpers, a red and white one with snowflakes on, a grey nordic inspired knit with a reindeer on and a comedy rudolph knit. They are a very good fit, and feel really good quality and they are very soft. It was Logan’s gilet that I was most impressed with, the Winter Berries jacket is SO soft. Made from a fleece fabric, it actually could be something that was made for a human, I can’t quite get in to it or I would wear it! It is a tad on the small size, but then Logan is a HUGE dog. It fits, it is just a little short in the body, but it does up and he look’s totally down with the kids man!

I even had to go out and find myself a jumper to match the dogs standard, I couldn’t be up staged by them could I!? I hunted around Primark yesterday, having seen a few Christmas jumpers on some haul videos. I liked the light up ones but I couldn’t find the right colour, with the right pattern. I really wanted a nordic pattern one, rather than a “tacky” jumper, and I didn’t want to settle for any old jumper. I kept on looking, I wasn’t very impressed with Selects range either. Then I went to H&M and their jumpers were all £15 and I spotted a red and pink one which I was instantly sold on. It had the right pattern, the right size, the right length and I had to have it.

I also teamed it with my perfectly matching Crown & Glory Christmas flower crown. I absolutely love it, it has barely left my head since I opened my Glitterati box! And of course, my feet wouldn’t be with out my Dr Marten’s Aimilitas on a good dog walk!

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