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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Sunday Schmooze #013

 

I feel like I say the same thing every single week, but I honestly don't have a clue where the last seven days have gotten to. It's as if a black hole has crept up into my life and gobbled everything up. Or maybe the fact that it's a bank holiday weekend means I'm overthinking. Because I never do that.. so without further ado, what have I actually been up to?

To make a Good Friday even better, I tried my hand at a Victoria Sponge cake. I swapped white flour for wholemeal - I say swapped, but we only had plain white in anyway - and I must say it doesn't make for quite the light sponge I was hoping for. Yummy but a bit too filling to be honest. Perfect for a carrot cake or something along those lines though, and I love it for pancakes too. Ideas and cake-takers welcome as a good half is still sitting in the fridge!

 

On Wednesday, some of my favourite blogger girls - Lily, Katie, Zoe & Laura - and I went to The Boundary in Shoreditch for a rooftop lunch with Estée Lauder to chat all things Bronze Goddess. It was such a beautiful day; great food, beautiful weather and excellent company. The collection itself looks amazing and I've done a 'sneak peek' post of sorts here.

  

Back to the Easter theme, I had a bit of a seasonal pamper session this weekend with the Models Own Speckled Egg Nail Polishes - from thumb to pinky finger I'm wearing Goose, Duck, Magpie, Dove and Swan. In terms of favourites I would probably reverse these, starting with Swan, as Goose was quite streaky and the colour unflattering on my skin tone. Such an easy look to create though with no effort required. I also had a bath using the Bunny Bubble Bar from Lush - and lush indeed it was! My water was turned into a pretty pastel lilac, and the sweet, powdery vanilla fragrance filled every room upstairs. Once the bar dissolves it leaves lots of little blue cornflower petals in the water which was so pretty. Definitely want to get my hands on a few more before they're all gone! Hope you're enjoying your Easter weekend?

24 comment(s):

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  2. I definitely need some of the Model's Own speckled polishes in my life! I love all the colours although I don't think Goose would suit me either x

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  3. Oh my god. I want. That cake. I was perving over those nail polishes in Boots yesterday, I love the Swan colour.

    www.girlmeetsblogbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. I love the look of the Models Own Egg Speckled collection. I think you've definitely tempted me to grab them the next time I'm out shopping.
    Also your Victoria Sponge looks fab!
    Hope you have a lovely Easter weekend filled with chocolate treats! :)

    Ellis - Ellis Tuesday

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  5. I'm so tempted by those polishes!

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  6. oooh it looks like you had such a lovely week! happy easter! :)
    xxx
    http://eleanorcos.blogspot.com/

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  7. love your nails!!


    http://hashtagliz.com

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  8. That bubble bar sounds so lovely and that cake looks delish! Hope you're having a great Easter weekend x

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  9. That restaurant looks so lovely omg

    lewysthings.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. Can't say I'm too convinced by the polishes, interesting but not alltogether that pretty?

    Georgina at itotallypaused.com

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  11. Love the look of those polishes! And the bubble bar is soooo cute for the holidays!!

    xx
    A Brunette In The City

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  12. Victoria sponge looks yummy!
    Hannah | twoforjoy | xo

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  13. What a lovely day! And the Victoria Sponge does look amazing :)

    Sian | Siân Marie Beauty
    xo

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  14. The Easter Bunny Bubble bar sounds amazing, definitely be giving that a try!

    Tiny Alis

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  15. Lovely photos, that cake looks amazing. I hope you have had a wonderful easter.

    Jess x

    www.jessicalaar.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. Sounds like you've had a busy week lovely, the cake looks lush!

    Elizabeth x | www.candyflosscurlscupcakesandcouture.com

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  17. love!
    xx
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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  18. Aww I just love the LUSH Easter collection I recently picked up the carrot and brightside bathbombs :) really wanted this cute bunny just love it <3

    www.krystelcouture.com
    Real Techniques Core Collection Giveaway

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  19. Love the look of the nail polishes, such a cool effect! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD | The Little Deer Sunglasses and £20 Voucher Giveaway

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  20. I had the fun bubble bar from Lush too! It was my fav easter one
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. Nail varnish colours are so pretty!

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