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Monday, 2 January 2012

Haaaappy New Year!!

Well, ladies and gentleman, 2011 is over. I wasn't the biggest fan of 2011 (being unemployed for most of it pretty much sucked) but some good things did happen. I wanted to do a 'Highlights of 2011' post, but I guess I ran out of time for that so onward and upward with 2012!

For Hogmanay, my boyfriend Scott and I went out for a romantic meal and then to a lovely area of Glasgow called Merchant City to bring in the bells. It was so good, we've not had a huge amount of time together recently because we've been busy, so it was nice just to be the two of us!

I had a major self-confidence meltdown on the train in. I was too busy making cocktails and ran out of time to get ready, so I didn't have time to fake tan and curled my still damp hair in about three minutes before running out the door. I also made the mistake of messing about with my new make up brushes without actually knowing what I was doing, so I look like I have no make up on in most pictures. UGLY.

My biggest disaster was my eyelashes (yes, I'm that girl). I needed to wear them (check out my false eyelash addiction HERE) but because my trusty ebay glue ran out so I had to go to Boots today to buy a wee replacement. This was not a good idea. I bought some Ardell lashes as I couldn't get glue by itself, put them on in the train and spent the rest of the night nearly crying about how awful they looked (not shallow at all).

Ghost-like me, with no real sign of make up, half curled hair, and eyelashes that are taking over my face. Ugh.
But, the drunker I got, the happier I got. Do I have a problem?? Here's some more pics from our night:
The dress! =p

Scott and I (Scott's dad took the photo - hence the blurriness =p)

The only decent pic of my nails! It's one of the Models Own glitter ones I got for Christmas, will defo be doing a proper post on them cause I looove them.

I hope you all had a lovely NYE as well! I'm very unsure about the year ahead as I have no idea what direction my life is going right now. I do have a few resolutions:
  1. Lose weight/tone up
  2. Stop biting my nails!!
  3. Keep blogging at least twice a week
  4. Make a decision on what I'm going to do with my life!!
The last one is a biggie, but people keep telling me it's exciting not to have everything planned. I hope I make some good choices this year. ^_^

Oh! I also just want to say a big thank you to Emma Louise from Fallen Angel to Yummy Mummy. I am rubbish with blog awards, quite a few people had awarded me one now but I always forget to then pass it on! It makes my day that people like my blog enough to award me. However, Emma Louise created her own blog award (rather than Versatile Blogger etc) and it really meant so much to me! She wrote a little paragraph about each of her favourite blogs, and I was over the moon with what she said about mine. I didn't even know she was following my blog, so this was a huge boost to my self esteem! Thank yooou!! <3

Anyways, if you've done a NYE post let me know cause I love to see all the pretty clothes! Thanks guys for helping me pick this dress to wear, it was perfect! Do you have any New Year's Resolutions or are you giving it a miss this year?
Let me know!

~ Lauren


15 comments:

  1. You look lovely hun I think we all have those moments where we never feel our best! I had my night all planned, hotel booked etc but my bf was too ill to go anywhere so we ended up staying in the hotel with Nandos takeaway ha! I guess it is who you are with that counts :) x

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  2. Omg you look lovely in every pic hun, don't dare say you don't!! Good luck with your resolutions & congrats on your blog award :) Here's my NYE post http://justtiffeny.blogspot.com/2011/12/nye.html xoxo

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  3. @Becky - aww, that's such a shame!! You're right tho, NYE is often so hyped up, it should really just be about having fun with the ones you love. ^_^

    @Tiffeny - uuuugh, I was awful company for like the first hour cause I was feeling so sorry for myself. Snapped out of it after the first cocktail tho!! =p

    ~ Lauren <3

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  4. That dress is so amazing it didn't need a really done face! And your hair looks like a mermaid's <3 xx

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  5. Omg you look anything BUT ugly! You look absolutely gorgeous hun! Love the dress and your hair is just soo pretty!

    Happy New Year babe!

    Sarah
    http://fashionismyh2o.blogspot.com/
    xx

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  6. @Krystyna - thank you! Haha, I've been told I look like Rapunzel before but a mermaid's a new one - I suppose the sequins and turquoise nails added to it lol! =p

    @Sarah - Haha, thank you, I was just in that frame of mind that I couldn't even face looking at the photos of me cause all I saw was ugly! Managed to salvage a few tho and feel much better now! =p

    ~ Lauren <3

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  7. Lauren you look amazing!! :) I love the dress and your hair looks amazing!

    I'm also not surprised that she loves your blog!! Its great!!

    Happy New Year!

    Xoxo, nykki

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  8. you look so pretty. love the glittery dress <3 happy new year

    -Joyce
    carouselstreet.com

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  9. @Nykki & Joyce - thank you so much!! Happy New Year to both of you too. ^_^

    ~ Lauren <3

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  10. Bloody hell, how gorgeous do you look! Hope you had a great night! Happy New Year! Love that nail polish too. I just love this whole post really hehe! I soooo wanna visit Scotland, I hope I get to do it this year.

    Jen xx

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  11. Aw, thank you Jen! I just don't see it still, all I see is a ghosty naked face, crazy eyelashes and half-curls! =p The nail polish I can agree with, I looove it!!

    You are a little bit crazy for wanting to visit Scotland haha, I can't wait to get out of this place!! =p

    ~ Lauren <3

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  12. You look stunning Lauren :) and that dress is amazing - was it from Topshop?
    You shouldn't feel so self conscious about your appearance, you're one hot little lady! You don't need to lose a single pound off your body :) I hope if it's one thing you improve on this year, it's that you feel comfier with yourself.

    Big love hon!

    Steph xxx

    www.beautydazeuk.blogspot.com

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  13. Thanks Steph, I know, I think my self confidence is at a bit of a low just now, but hopefully starting back the gym etc will make me feel better!!

    The dress is actually New Look, a wee bargain! =p

    ~ Lauren <3

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  14. Ahh that's fantastic! I saw one just like it in TOpshop a few months back, but it was about £120 - ouch.

    I hope you do start to feel better hun xxx

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  15. Woah! Mine was about £18 ha. Could never afford Topshop's prices!! =p

    ~ Lauren <3

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