Sunday, December 19, 2010


sunday portrait week 55


001. Working in retail at Christmas sucks, Im working Monday-Thursday all day next week, which kills me a little on the inside. I know the extra money will be worth it, but talk about STRESS. I've hardly bought any Christmas presents either, So I'm going to totally be one of those last minuite late night Christmas Eve shoppers! I vow every year to not do it, But I always will do!

002. I've been suffering from really bad toothache this week. So the last two days have been spent in a Codeine induced haze. My wisdom teeth are coming through, and no dont worry about me taking Codeine, I read the instructions, I wont be taking it again after tomorrow. Obviously then I shall then be moving onto heroin. I joke. I'm going to the dentist tomorrow so hopefully they can sort them out. But there is not much I can really do about it, They have to come through eventually!

003. Uploaded a Haul video to Youtube. I hate the word haul, It sounds to brash and uncouth. But there isnt really else I could call it. So once again I have given in and done something I don't agree with for the sake of Youtube. To clarify, I like haul videos, do not like the word haul! I also did a outfit video quickly the other day, Which I have since photographed and I'll put it up on the blog in due course. Sometimes its so much easier for me to do the videos, outfit photos can sometimes take between 20 minutes and a hour, where as a 3 min video is just done then uploaded. Its easier to do the Youtube bit, But to be honest I just want to be a blogger, and not a vlogger. Who knows though, My feelings change all the time! One day I'll meet someone who is willing to follow me around and take my photos for me, Until then I'm gonna have to suck it up!

004. I bought a iPhone 4 today, I have so much buyers remorse right now. I think I mainly bought it because I'm so sick of my Blackberry. I've had it for 18 months now and its really on its last legs! It keeps failing the back doesnt fit any more and basically its not a iPhone. Oh well, I always wanted to buy it outright and then just get a cheaper short term contract. My orange contract is up on Boxing Day so all is good!

005. Five to Follow: Lyzi, Sydney, Sarah-Leigh, Abbey & Lauren (mainly for this HILARIOUS Chloe Mafia tutorial!)

63 comments:

  1. Gorgeous photo as always, Lily. Sorry to hear about work and the toothache. I'm sure it'll all be fine in the end x

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  2. Man, I would love someone who could follow me round and take photos but I guess it might be a little weird.

    I had a wisdom tooth taken out last January and it was hell. Hope yours feels better soon!

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  3. I know exactly what you mean about retail at Xmas, and in general really lol, I am working mon-fri next week and the same the week after :S serious cba
    Just think of the money! :)

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  4. Ah thanks for making me one of your 5 to follow! :)
    Hope work isn't too demoralising, definitely just think of the money!!
    I was so lucky my wisdom tooth didn't hurt much when it came through, but I've heard so many people say it's awful. Hope your dentist can do something to ease your pain!
    xxx

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  5. I have so much respect for anyone who works in retail at this time of year. I used to work in John Lewis and it was so exhausting. Hope your wisdom teeth stop hurting soon, mine are just starting to come through and I'm not at all thrilled about it! x

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  6. Ugh, I worked at H&M last Christmas and I absolutely hated it.. the customers become even more rude in their Christmas shopping induced rage! Good luck getting through it all, just think of all the money & then you'll be able to justify your iphone 4 purchase!

    & lovely photo!

    xoxo.

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  7. such a gorgeous photo, your hair looks amazing! My wisdom tooth didn't hurt, so I was a little bit luckier, hope everything will be fine! I really enjoyed your haul video! (:

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  8. such a nice photo! and hope work is okay and toothache goes! tootache is such a horrible pain. jealous your getting an iphone4! they look amaaazing

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  9. That photo is absolutely stunning, girl! Sorry to hear you've been having awful toothache, hope the dentist can sort it out as hassle-free as they can.

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  10. you look stunning in that picture lily. just beautiful.

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  11. i feel your pain lily my wisdom bothered the hell out of me had to have it pulled out. try a hot water bottle on your cheek it helps relax your jaw. xo

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  12. Gorgeous pic!
    I'm so sorry for your toothache, I hope you feel better soon!

    xxx
    Vikki

    http://stylometre.blogspot.com

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  13. Your in retail hell too? Snap, isn't everybody so much ruder than usual at christmas? xx

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  14. oh lady, I hear you - I used to work in GAP while I was at Uni, and the christmas hours were always mental! ... still, we used to get first pick of the sales once we'd closed down on Christmas Eve and priced everything for the 26th madness.

    btw your eyebrows look awesome in this photo!

    g'luck at the dentist

    a x
    www.girlinthecityglasgow

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  15. love your style

    http://lalalalaaaura.blogspot.com/

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  16. You look lovely as ever! Love your videos too :)
    I'm in retail hell as well - I work at Boots and people just to love to annoy me,

    Rosie x

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  18. Good luck with the dentist missus, I went with mine and they said there was plenty of room for them and for me to basically get a grip haha, They pain me about 3 times a year really bad, they're only 1/4 th way through, bahh. Love the photo! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas xx

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  19. I am so in love with my iPhone4- could never go back to any other phone! xx

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  20. That toothache sounds terrible! Hope it all gets sorted out at the dentist soon.

    The style of this week's photograph is really nice! It looks so "magazine"

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  21. Firstly, gorgeous photo Lily, I love that polka dot dress/top and your hair looks so nice! Ugh, toothache is the worst thing, hopefully the dentist will get you sorted out, my Mum makes me gargle dissolvable Solphadeine in water which helps immensely! Aha I need a photographer/decent camera, taking outfit photos in unneccessary stress for me at the moment. xx

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  22. You are so photogenic. Good luck at the dentist! I always cry haha xx

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  23. If your teeth are hurting on the gum where they're actually coming through rather than it being (what I would call) a true toothache, try chewing gum. I swear I got like eight more wisdom teeth than anyone else (and yet not wise AT ALL, go figure) so I was chomping away for friggin ages. It does ease it though. Might help tide you over and keep you off the smack, heh :D

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  24. I've been trapped into working over Christmas too, I can put up with the rude shoppers it's the sale shoppers that stress me out! I love my iPhone 4! I've had it since September and still don't think I'm taking full advantage of it! Such a complex device!♥

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  25. haha, i think I'm going to be one of those late christmas shoppers too! Fuck that though, SALES ARE SOON!!!!

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  26. You look stunning in that photo! I'm working loads over Christmas too, so annoying as I need to sort so much! Hoping to spot some early sale bargains though... Hope you feel better soon.

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  27. Eeek, toothache sucks. I hope your dentist will be able to fix it! :)

    About Christmas shopping... I thought I had everything together... until today when I realized that I still need presents for my grandparents. Oops. Good luck with picking up presents! :)

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  28. I feel for you about the wisdom teeth pain, mine are coming through too but ones growing at an odd angle so I'll defo have to have it out in the near future. My mum said having your wisdom teeth out is the most painful thing ever but you can't eat properly after soo good for the diet:)
    Hope your dentist is nice to you xxx

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  29. I totally feel you on the retail work this time of year, AND the wisdom teeth. Just had mine out a few weeks ago and it wasn't nearly as bad as I thought. The drugs helped..
    xo
    Laurel

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  30. Doesn't working holidays suck? I worked on Thanksgiving, which in the US is basically sacrilegious! :)

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  31. You look gorgeous in your photo lily! :)
    stylishoverflows.blogspot.com
    <3

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  32. You look really pretty =)
    Yay for iphone 4 =P I like the iphone 3 better because its unlimited, but soon they'll all be limited so yeah.
    I know what you mean about toothaches, my dentist changed the wire for my braces and now I can't chew all over again, its this dull pain that wont go away!
    Hope you feel better
    <3 Bellesme

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  33. I know exactly how you feel. My wisdom teeth were coming through this time last year and I felt like hell for days. I ended up getting some stuff called Orajel which numbs the pain really well. I have to take codeine every few weeks because I get really bad migraines- it's the only thing that actually does anything for me!
    I'm working in Next over Xmas. Had a really rude woman expecting me to work miracles for her earlier. I had to keep myself from raging! Xmas is a nightmare.
    Anyway, you look lovely and I hope your teeth feel better soon :) xoxo

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  34. probs my favourite SP shot so far! you look lovely.

    Sorry to hear of your wisdoms, mine have been coming through too for the last year. usually the pain only lasts about a week and then goes away for a month or two.

    :)

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  35. I work in retail as well and I'm working Christmas Eve. That's the job! Sigh. I'm going to late night shop on xmas eve as well. I don't get paid till then:(

    Freya
    xxxo

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  36. your hair looks amazing as usual. and you look gorgeous!


    that spoof video is hilarious!


    http://www.lydia-lee.blogspot.com

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  37. cute blog, very organized! :)

    http://www.moustachic.com/
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  38. GIRL good luck with you wisdom teeth. My dentist, who's more like a BUTCHER, took out the 5 (yes, you read righ, 5 wisdom teeth) and I was only under local anesthesia which is complete bullshit because when you have 5 wisdom teeth they're supposed to knock you out completely. Anyways, for me it was THE most PAINFUL thing I ever went through, but then again I had 5 teeth to remove. I'm such a lucky girl!
    Good luck, I'm sure you'll be fine!
    kiss,
    Lula

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  39. Hi i like your blog, your outfits are always so nice.Im sorry to hear about your toothache :(
    I wanted to ask you about your nails, has i have short nails and wanted to wear some false ones over christmas i wondered which sort you have? and if you have bare nails then paint them different colours? would appreciate if you you got back to me. Gem x

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  40. Hope your mouth starts to feel better soon, my wisdom teeth are doing the same so I feel your pain!

    Hope you have a stress free shopping week love! xo

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  41. sorry about your tooth. Can you get them taken out or something? i've heard its one of the worst pains ever when wisdom teeth come through. hope you feel better soon
    Scrapbook de la Emma

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  42. WOW.. that picture is fabulous, really professional!

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  43. I know you say you don't do much with your hair, but I sure love it. I hope mine is half as boho chic as yours when it grows out again! Merry Christmas dear!

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  44. My wisdom teeth are also coming true :( hurts like hell. Tomorrow I'm going to the dentist.. big fun.
    But iPhone 4, I'm jealous.
    Great picture!
    xoxo irene
    www.myfashionfindings.com

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  45. love your blog. i'll be back !

    please visit

    fuckthatfashionart.blogspot.com

    kisses

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  46. ahhh no hope your teeth are feeling better soon :). really liked your haul i think you should keep doing them hehe. the tutorial you linked - so funny aha xx

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  47. firstly, my computer's been broke for the past month & I feel like I was going through withdrawals from not reading your blog daily... is that weird? okay maybe I'm exagerating a bit, but I really did miss reading! anyway, I myself have only ever worked in retail once & my first day on the job.. was black friday. so I totally feel your retail/holiday pain. only a week left though. :)



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  48. It seems to be the time of year for blogger wisdom teeth lately, see so many people in pain on Twitter! I had mine pulled (in hospital, under anaesthetic) in May and I'm so glad I did! No more random bouts of excruciating pain!!

    Burn the Blonde

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  49. I love this picture so much! This colour is very good for your skin and for this picture! Nice :) Have a good day!

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  50. I feel your pain - working my bum off over this Christmas too! Really liked your haul video too, hauls are a total guilty pleasure. Loved your comment to all the questions about how you afford things - people seem to forget that people work for their things!

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  51. how are you making this effects with photoshop?

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  52. Amazing how addicting that haul video is- on the one hand, good because because I saw so many new things that I liked without actually spending any money and on the other hand, bad because now I want to go out and buy new things even though I've spent way too much this holiday season! Also, I have an iPhone 4 too and I absolutely love it :)

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  53. Thanks for the mention honey bun :)

    I've actually done another spoof video of whats in my bag :)

    xox

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  54. Thanks so much for mentioning me - I LOVE your style! A big fan ;D

    Sarah-Leigh

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