Sunday, June 10, 2012


sunday portrait week 128


two webcam photos in a 2 week, naughty!

001. Sorry I didn't post yesterday! It was a rare day when I was like "CBA", I ended up going out with two of my best pals from home for Nandos and to chill by the River. Today my grandparents celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary today which was amazing! We had a lovely family party in my aunties Garden which was just perfect! Bless them for being together for so long! I posted a few snaps on my instagram and Twitter of you wanted to see them (@llymlrs

002. I just wanna make clear that although I did two youtube videos on this blog this week I really doubt I'll be doing them often, especially on here. Basically I can't film "Outfit of the days" on my SLR as it doesn't auto focus, making it tricky to film solo, and I don't really have much interest (currently) in going into youtube territory! It was fun though, and I may film them occasionally to go on my beauty blog because its easier to explain beauty things by talking about it rather than in text! Who knows, never say never hey! There is something about Youtube that just rubs me the wrong way!

003. Overwhelming reaction to my giveaway! It's actually a little bit crazy to be honest! I haven't forgotten about the River Island Rose Gold Watch giveaway either, I've just been at my Mums house since Friday so I've been busy and couldn't send it from here so I've left it be announced on Wednesday when Im back home!

004. I go on Holiday a week on Tuesday so Im working non stop for the next week (and on a Galaxy post too!) and a bit. I've booked my hair, eyelashes, wax and eyebrow appointments in prep for the holidays! Also I've stocked up on suncream and mosquito spray! I'm really allergic to insect bites, I take tablets for this but I'd rather prevent getting bitten too! So if anyone has any recommendations for industrial strength mosquito spray/creams/lotions/potions/diffusers/anything that will kill them, Please let me know! THIS IS SERIOUS BIZNIZ

005. JWLRY will be closing for around a month on Friday as Im going on Holiday and won't be around to sort out orders. Currently I only have the 5 ring mixes in stock but once I get back from my travels I'll be doing a complete restock alongside some new items. Im bringing back the necklaces as well as some new items I've recently sourced.

57 comments:

  1. Any insect repellent that contains deet will do the job !

    www .amydtm.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. Your hair looks lovely. Hope you had a good time at your grandparents anniversary!

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  3. can't wait for JWLRY to be restocked! you look lovely as always! :) xxx

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  4. You look gorgeous, I'm still in love with your hair! Where are you going on holiday? Not sure about mosquito creams or sprays, but at home we use these 'tablets' called Sterminio, you basically pop them into this little machine that plugs into the wall, and it fights them off at night! You might want to try it x
    www.beauty-pursuit.com

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    1. I'm going to turkey! i'll look into it! thanks!

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    2. I swear by those things you plug into the wall. I'm also allergic to insect bites so when I went to Milan I got absolutely ravaged by them! The backs of my legs actually turned purple they had swollen up that much. Had to take antihistamines and put cream on almost hourly. Owwwie. But then I went to Greece and used those tablet things, and doused myself in the Boots own brand repellent in the grey spray can every four hours or so and I had like 2 bites the whole two weeks! It was amazing. So I'd really recommend them :) xx

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  5. Avon's Skin So Soft Spray is a genius insect repellent, it really works! x

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    1. I've never tried it, but i'll look into it! thanks!

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  6. Great post, and its a shame about your YT i love watching your video's and your voice is so cute! But its up to you, and if you don't feel comfortable!

    http://thefashiondistrictnlc.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. thanks, i just don't really like the idea of it. i feel weird having to do videos to validate my personality as it sort of makes me feel weird!

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  7. your so pretty, im in love with your hair! have fun on holidays! xo

    vintage-teapot.blogspot.ie

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  8. Love your hair!
    Patiently waiting for JWLRY to be restocked.
    Enjoy your holiday
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    http://dresseddamsel.blogspot.ie/

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  9. Nice to hear you're having a lovely time!
    You're so lucky to escape England and it's drousy weather!

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  10. AVON body oil is the best bug spray I have EVER used, didnt get bit once when I was in ante last summer and I always get bit by something or other... turned out it wasn't just for soft skin ha. Also stops your tan going peely. Two birds with one stone :-)

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  11. hope you have a lovely holiday lily! and do you mean celebrate,instead of separate about your grandparents anniversary? hahahaha:)

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  12. http://www.tiso.com/shop/smidge/smidge_that_midge_75ml/ this is meant to be the best! It was tested in Ullapool in Scotland where there are tons of baby mosquitos!

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  13. i'm going on holiday soon too! so excited! i also get really allergic to insect bites and sometimes have to get antibiotics to sort them out :( but i find my hayfever medication (antihistamine? if thats how its spelt!) really helps to deter the mosquitoes and you can also take garlic tablets to repel them if you don't mind the smell! xx

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    1. same here, i normally take that but it doesn't work so i'm getting something from the doctors to try and sort them out! garlic tablets is a new one but i'll look into it!

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  14. Were you in a rush when writing this post Lilly? Haha.

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    1. no, my laptop auto corrects, its so annoying.

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  15. congrats on your blog's birthday, even though i think i've said it before!

    lovely picture, hope you have a great time on holiday

    from helen at www.thelovecatsinc.com // @thelovecatsinc

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  16. you look stunning, have a great holiday!
    xx

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  17. That jumper is lovely! I have hayfever and I get medication for that and if I have an allergic reaction I just take that and everything is gone, I'm not sure if it will help you but I hope it does! :)

    xoxo, Laura

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  18. Aww your grandparents are so sweet. I hope they enjoy many more years to come together. Hope you enjoyed home. x

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  19. So cute that your grandparents have celebrated being married 50 years, my grandparents did a couple of years ago and all of their friends did a huge party for them and the rest of the family...love seeing old couples that have been together for such a long time!

    On the mosquito protection front lovely, I swear by Jungle spray, they never come near me when I wear the stuff. It's not the cheapest but it definitly does the job. Bet you're excited for the holiday :)

    Eda ♥

    Candyfloss Curls, Cupcakes & Couture

    Follow me on twitter @BloggerEda

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  20. You should try eating marmite every morning while your away, the smell keeps away any bugs, and it actually works!

    Ellie
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    www.dresstothebeat.com

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  21. luv the top!

    enjoy your hols!!

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  22. In regards to you not doing outfit videos because of no auto focus, you can buy a wireless remote that will do it for you. I've got a Canon 500D and I bought the RC-6 (I think?) remote from Amazon for about £5. Get it on amazon! It's £60 in the shops. But yeah type in canon wireless remote and thn your camera model, and when reading the description make sure it states that it works with the video mode (the older model (RC-5 I think) doesn't work with it). This is only if you WANT to do such things. It's also a beauty for outfit photos.

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    1. i know as I used a remote to focus the two videos I did (: But what Im saying is that its not like I can move towards the camera or move around without having to refocus each time (which is noisy and inconvenient! As I move forward or back (show details) it would go out of focus and need refocusing. maybe Im just being funny!

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  23. I'm allergic to insect bites too!! Seriously they swell the size of Venus, no joke. I use Hydrocortisone cream twice a day once I have the insect bite and it is amazing! Reduces the swelling and itchiness loads. Unfortunately I am yet to find anything that actually works at preventing insect bites completely but I find that Jungle Formula Insect Repellent Extra Strength Pump Spray (bit of a mouthful, aha) helps a bit:). Sorry for the mini essay! x

    thebeautymist.blogspot.com

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    1. same here, i swell up so so much to the point where my body looks twice the size! thanks, i normally use jungle formla!

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  24. alfresco insect repellent! its all natural so worth the money :)

    leigh

    http://obviousleigh.blogspot.com

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  25. Beautiful! and I love holiday prep, so exciting! x

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  26. You can buy citronella candles and rings which repel insects, I don't know if that's relevant, but they're really good! Also, just the bog standard repellent spray by Boots, and avoid wearing anything vanilla scented! xx

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  27. Garlic tablets (you can get them coated and odourless, so you no stinky) - mosquitos really HATE the smell. Whiskey is meant to really repel them too, haha. And citronella - you could try and get some citronella oil and put it behind your ears...
    Also cant remember what its called (helpful) but the body shop does an amazing spray that Ive used before.

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  28. Buy trendy summer scarves
    http://www.american-connection.com/

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  29. I know what you mean! I had plans for the weekend but the weather's been a bit shit hasn't it? So instead I spent time with friends INDOORS - still all good fun! Mmmm Nandos.... you've made feel like getting Nandos, it would be amazing right about now x x

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  30. I just wanted to say that I love your blog. I used to read and then I don't know why I stopped. Now I have you on Bloglovin so I'm sure it won't happen again :)

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  31. When I bought the Citrus (it has a pic of a lemon on the front) body butter from Body Shop the lady behind the till said it was amazing at repelling insects! xo

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  32. I try to use lemon-based shower gels and deodorants when abroad as the mozzies' tend to hate it
    xoxo

    fashiongroupieuk.blogspot.co.uk

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  33. jealous that you go on holiday in two weeks!

    http://lockedupinfashion.blogspot.co.uk/

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  34. Hope you have a lovely holiday


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  35. i live in the west of scotland where we get literally hundreds of midges which just eat away at you and the only thing that keeps them completely away is Avon Skin So Soft, not sure how it would work with other insects but it works wonders with midges! Have a great holiday!

    highsocietyfashion.blogspot.com

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  36. Have fun on holiday! So jealous, wish I was going away this year! Xx

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  37. I much more prefer your outfit of the days in blog form rater than video form! Stick to blogging!

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