Sunday, August 07, 2011


sunday portrait week 86



001. Next week I'm heading up to Leeds to see my blogging BFFL Victoria! I've not been up North for ages so I'm really looking forward to going to see her! I'm sure drinks will be consumed and alot of lolz will be had! Its also one of my good friends 21st birthday at the weekend too which I'm highly looking forward to! Funtimes this week for sure!

002. I really need to find something to do on a day to day basis at the moment. Kinda been toying with the idea of doing some volunteering but I have no idea about the stuff in my local area, so I might go investigate tomorrow! Working in a charity shop a day or two a week might just be a nice way to break it up! When my friend died of Cancer a few years ago the Severn Hospice really helped him and his family out so I'm thinking of doing something for them!

003. I'm getting my first ever facial this week! I think Im going to get Crystal Clear microdermabrasion. I'm pretty excited as I dont often have proper profesh' beauty stuff done like that. Skincare is something I'm shamefully forgetful of, but I really do understand the importance of looking after your skin, I'm just too much of a lazy bum to think about it! I bought some Liz Earle stuff earlier this week which I cant wait to test out!

004. As per usual I'll do my usual plug of my jewellery shop! I'm shutting up shop for about three weeks come September while I move house and Fashion Week and all that jazz so I wont be restocking till after that. I will may restock the popular items like the fives and the trio's but Im not sure, depends how things go! I know I wont be getting anything else in though till after I'm settled!

48 comments:

  1. Nice photo !
    I have make of the voluntary work 2 years ago and that was an excellent experience. I think of redoing it when I would have more time !

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  2. Hope you have fun with victoria and fab photo!

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  3. This photo is amazing. I really want a facial. Haven't been able to make myself do it though! Volunteer. There is nothing stopping you!
    x

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  4. You look lovely! As for the volunteering, I'd say go for it, especially since this cause seem really close to your heart. It's the most rewarding thing you could do really.

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  5. do tell us how your facial goes!
    your look gorgeous in this photo!
    Krissy xoxo

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  6. You look amazing! I hope you have fun in Leeds, I'm jealous about your facial!
    Teenage Daydreams
    X

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  7. i volunteer in a chazza shop every saturday morning, and i love it. so interesting meeting people, and it's pretty early so i'd normally just be sleeping anyway. definately recommend it!xxx

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  8. I volunteer for my local hospice and it is such a rewarding experience and A great way to spend your free time. I have met some lifelong friends through it. xx

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  9. Lovely picture, as always! Have a good time with Victoria, and hopefully you find something fun to do during your days!

    x Michelle | thefeatherden.net

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  10. bombbbshell can I say?:) I do a lot of volunteer work for my awesome church (like every 2 weeks I gather a small group of girls around age 15 and talk about their life/problems etc.) and have done other volunteer work aswell. It's really rewarding.. I'm sure you'll find the right thing to do;) P.s. I'm really the same with forgetting the facial routine at night.. though I always use make-up remover, but forget to put a mask on or am just too lazy. That facial sounds really good. I wish my skin was naturally really pretty, though I don't have real issues with it (lucky!) and wish my hair would be soft and a little bit wavy by itself. giggle:)

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  11. I think it's great that you're considering volunteering!

    Enjoy your facial, I LOVE facials :)

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  12. stunning! let us know how you get on with your facial and liz earle - been tempted to give this a go myself - btw what camera and lens do you use? you always have amazing pics

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    xxx

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  13. You look gorgeous :) Hope u have a nice time visiting ur friend.

    Laura xoxo www.whatlauralovesuk.com

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  14. ding dong! whaddup hottie. wooo you're coming to leeds! mini blogger meetup?! leeds is always so muggy and grim, but good shops at least (:
    i really want a facial, let me know how you get on. i have a few blemish scars so should really get some microdermabrasion done i guess o_o x

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  15. beautiful !
    xx

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  16. amazing. how do you u get your nails like that though? xx
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    <3

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  17. i used to work in a n oxfam when i was 14, and i adored it! you used to get regular and the old biddies in everyday! plus they used to let me have first pick of any stuff they got in, and i got it half price! £1 shoes anyone?

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  18. You look great, and I hope that you have a lovely time next weekend meeting up with Victoria and your friends 21st!

    It's a very noble thing to do to volunteer, and hopefully you'll find it really rewarding too, so good luck with checking it all out!

    Sarah
    x
    www.almostdelightful.com

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  19. Hope you get pampered at your facial, and that you have tons of fun meeting up with your friends! It's so great you are thinking of volunteering during your free time, helping others always goes a long way and makes the heart content.

    ♥, Jamie
    www.TheFancyTeacup.com

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  20. You actually look amazing love! Love the way you take your pictures and the quality is amaze!

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    xx

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  21. You look so nice here Lily, your skin is actually flawless. Hope you have a good time up North :) x

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  22. Your hair looks so nice!
    Have a great time in Leeds! I've only been there briefly for a gig but it looked like such a nice city :) x

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  23. you look so beautiful, i really liked this photo (:

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  24. a really stunning photo of you!

    and I have to say how much I'm really enjoying your etc blog! i'm glad you decided to put time into that blog as well ;)

    great photo, great post!

    p.s. have fun in leeds!

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  25. You are just gorgeous. Good luck with the volunteering!

    Lindsey Soup

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  26. (Now that I know where to find the comment link on your blog you won't get rid of me!)

    You look absolutely stunning in that photo :)

    I'd love to have time to volunteer - I hope when I'm older I'll be able to - like maybe when I'm a mum and my kids start going to school maybe.

    Hope you enjoy your facial :) I definitely need to buy some more Liz Earle stuff, it's amazing! x

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  27. I hope you'll find somewhere good to volunteer! I'd love to do that, but I can't get to anywhere and I failed my driving test!

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  28. You look lovellyy and i just love ur hair :) xxx

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  29. Ooo lots to look forward to, I'm from Leeds too! Hope you have fun darling.

    Eda ♥

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  30. You look gorgeous as usual! :)

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    x

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  31. Volunteering is a really great thing to be doing in your spare time, not to mention rewarding! I know from personal experience that it's easy to forget how important it is to appreciate what you have until something as tragic as cancer gives you that reality check. I hope everything goes well with your volunteering, and have great fun in Leeds!

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  32. beautiful portraits lovely! have to check out your jewelry shop...

    Have look at my current jewelery piece Giveaway... http://some-kind-of-style.blogspot.com/2011/08/giveaway-of-sheyna-moonstone-earrings.html thank you!

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  33. I signed up to volunteer at the Olympics and that has made me want to get involved more! A charity shop sounds good to me too :p

    www.bethscircus.blogspot.com
    xx

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  34. beautiful pic!

    Love,
    www.chicksinfeathers.co.cc

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  35. You look gorgeous! + I work in a charity shop and enjoy it so much! I'd definitely recommend it :) xx

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  36. I've been having Crystal Clear facials for over a year now. They are a rather wierd sensation, at one point they use a mini nozzle abit like a hoover over your face to clear your pores but once u get used to it, its actually quite nice! Would definately recommend it...also don't feel like its made your skin worse if you get the odd imperfection after one or two days this is normal! after a week your lovely mug will be clear as normal and glowing :) Enjoy! x

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  37. You look beautiful! I've never had a facial - must alter that soon. Have an awesome time with Victoria.

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  38. Gorgeous photo! I've only ever had one facial at Stobo Castle - it was really relaxing but I didn't feel it made much difference to my skin..
    Good luck for moving and everything else you've got going on!
    xo

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  39. You look lovely! You should definitely look into volunteering, i'd love to but i just don't have the time :(!xxx

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  40. lily, you are so unbelievably beautiful!

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  41. This photo is gorgeous xx

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  42. makeup looks aweeeesome here

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