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My Wedding Album

Hey fellow bloggers,

I decided to share my wedding album with you. It’s only fair since I have been posting various things about my wedding for months now! Also, I know I love seeing other people’s pics, so I hope you enjoy mine. Here’s the link to the slideshow! 

My photographer is a guy called Darren Kirwan. He is sha-mazing!!! He was like a ninja with the camera! Most of the time I really forgot he was there.

Some nail art posts are coming soon, October has been a busy month at work. They don’t allow nail polish either, so that sucks!

Let me know what you think of the album!


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Wedding Pictures!

Walking down the aisle July 30th 2013

Here are some pictures of my wedding day. There will be more in a few weeks when I get the whole album from my photographer. This is just a small selection. We got married on July 30th in Adare Co. Limerick. It’s a beautiful little village and it was the perfect place for us to tie the knot! The first picture is us walking down the aisle. I was so nervous throughout the ceremony, but in this pic I’m starting to relax and enjoy myself!

 

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The photographer took us to some train tracks to get some cool shots.

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My very talented friend made my bouquet out of brooches and buttons, she also made the buttonholes for the guys.

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We had an amazing sunny day for our wedding, that’s pretty lucky in Ireland where it always rains! 🙂

This was our first dance, Snow Patrol’s Chasing Cars,

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I’m smiling just thinking about this day. I’ll post more pics when I get them, Hope you enjoy! xxx


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Care Package from the States

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Those of you who read my posts know that I bought some Glossy Boxes recently and they were a real let down. So, I asked Greg (my fiance) to send me a care package. And this is what I got. Of course there is some nail polish in there! I love the Yellow cover girl polish, I already posted about it.

Greg’s gotten into brewing his own beer and he managed to send me a bottle! My parents and I tasted it and it was great! Really refreshing, light and it had  honey notes to it.

The Old Bay seasoning was a total surprise, we used to season our eggs with it when we lived in Seoul. At first I didn’t like it, then I grew to love it. Gotta introduce my family to it.

The coffee cup was something that I asked for because the coffee at work is terrible and I wanted to bring my own in. So that was really great to get. I also asked for a key ring. In Seoul I had no keys, no car, we had a keypad to get into our apartment, so I really needed a cute key ring. It opens up and you can put a little picture inside!

The title of the book Greg sent me is ‘I could Pee on This’. How could I not enjoy that!!! It’s a really great book of cat poems written from cat’s perspectives. I laugh my ass off every time I read one of those poems! I recommend it to all cat people. 🙂

I also got two pics. One of Mika and one of Pickle. I immediately went out and framed them. I miss my two widdle fur balls so much!!!

This package really brightened up my day, and I am enjoying using everything that came in it.


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Wedding Outfit

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Recently I was invited to a wedding. I was especially touched by the invite as I hadn’t had much contact with the bride in the past few years, due, mostly, to living in Korea. So, it was great to go and see old friends and neighbors. I didn’t have a date for the church part so my mam came with me.

She took this pic of me in the church car park before the wedding.

Dress and cardigan are from Dress Barn. Shoes from Greene’s. Bag from Accessorize. The best thing about this outfit is how comfortable it is. 🙂 It’s rare to get me in heels but I kinda enjoyed them!


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My second Glossy Box

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In my second Glossy Box I got: A Collegen and Aloe Vera Facemask, Sun Sense Daily Face SPF 50, Yves Rocher Nutritive Vegetal, Nip + Fab Mango Smoothie and Richard War Couture Hair. The mask is useful, I like face masks so it will be used. The daily face stuff and the body cream I kindly donated to my mom, who has a steadily growing collection of samples now! I haven’t used the hair style ‘reviver’ . I’m not sure if I will because I hardly ever use hair spray and when I do I’ve found Elnett by L’oreal to be excellent. It’s not sticky and it doesn’t smell bad. I don’t love everything that I got in this box but I do like that the samples are a little larger this time.

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I can honestly say the best thing about this Glossy Box was the box itself!! I’m gonna use it to put my mom’s gifts in as it’s her b-day in June!


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Glossy Box (my first)

Ok, I’m really going to try and be fair with this review. I decided to subscribe to Glossy Box. For those of you who don’t know what it is, you basically pay them to send you a box a month with 5 samples in it. Sometimes they are mini samples, and sometimes they are full ones. There is a list of all the possible brands it could be on their website. The point is to try new products, and also to gift yourself (that was my point). You take a brief questionnaire, and tell them things like your skin tone, hair colour etc.

WARNING: If you sign up for this it will keep sending you boxes every month and charge you for them until you actually cancel with them. So, be warned!

I was initially not going to even write a review on my first box. My second box arrived this week and I was just going to write about that. Trouble is, writing about box 2 and not 1 would just annoy me! I’m not OCD or anything, but. . .

Ok! Here’s the box!

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and inside

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L’Occitane Hand Cream, Jelly Pong Pong Lipstick,  Renu Face Mask, Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream, and Pearly’s Tooth Powder (?) .

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L’Occitane is a great hand cream and a lovely brand. I already have lots of hand cream so I passed this off to my mam.

The Jelly Pong Pong was nice because it was full sized. Everything else looked so small. However, I didn’t like the color ,so I gave it to my mam.

Renu mask for mature skin, EXCUSE ME? I’m not that old!! Gave that to my mam, got a dirty look, but she still took it!!  (poor mam)

I used to always carry Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream and I swear by it. For EVERYTHING!!! So I was happy to see this little sample.

Pearly’s teeth whitener, um hello? What’s with the ‘mature skin’ and ‘teeth powder’? Gave to you know who.

The box comes with this information leaflet about each of the product and shows what they cost (full size).

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So, even reading this I am thinking the main problem with Glossy Box is that either their questionnaire isn’t detailed enough, or they don’t use that information very well. I still like the idea of a ‘gift’ coming every month. But there are so many other companies who do this, hmmm I have signed up for three at the end I’ll decide if it’s worth continuing.


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My Trip to DC!!

Hey! I’m back! I feel terrible for not updating my blog when I was in DC but I wanted to squeeze as much out of my time there with Greg as possible. Painting my nails didn’t seem like a good use of my time! (extraordinary circumstances!!)

I had such a blast there. I can’t wait to move over after the wedding. I love our apt building and the scenic views from our windows. Love that I’m within walking distance of the metro.

We saw this beauty my first evening there, right behind our building! I couldn’t believe it!

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My little dog Pickle was so happy to see me she peed herself (that’s love)

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We explored DC while I was there and also revisited some tourist sites. We took a Segway tour of DC and that was so much fun! For $70 dollars each we took a 2hour tour and saw Lincoln Memorial, the Mall, the White House, Congress, Jefferson Memorial, Treasury Building, Ford Theatre, and so much more. We covered a lot of ground, the weather was perfect and we learned a lot about DC! I really recommend this tour for everybody.

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Segways are fun!!!

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We met up with Greg’s friends for drinks/dinners.

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We went to the naval academy in Annapolis and a boat club to meet some of Greg’s relatives.

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We caught a baseball game. The Nationals were playing the Atlanta Braves. It was my first baseball game in the US!

We also went to Ben’s Chili Bowl and got chili dawgs and chili fries! Nom!

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The excitement was too much! I slept on the metro home and Greg posted this on facebook!!

I’m home now in Ireland and you will be seeing more posts this week!!!

xxx

Nicola