Latest tales and pretty things

Christmas Party Outfit Inspiration from Marisota


I love getting glammed up. Any excuse to pile the hair high, create dramatic eyes and wear bright bold lips and beautiful dresses I absolutely love and the Christmas party season is the perfect opportunity to go all out and go for an outfit with real sparkle.  After all you might be looking to find someone special under the misteltoe this year and you want to make sure that you stand out from across the room.

This year I was lucky enough to be approached by fashion brand Marisota to work with them on creating my perfect Christmas party outfit style board and what girl wouldn’t want to go wild and indulge her love of shopping by choosing from an amazing array of gorgeous party fashions?

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Scrumptious #stroopsmile creations


Anyone who knows me knows that I love coffee.  My Nespresso machine that was a gift when I got my first little pad this year has been much loved and has meant I can keep up my addiction of having good coffee at home.  The thing is there aren’t really any biscuits I like with my coffee that you can buy in the shops.  I like those lovely little biscuits you get in the hairdressers and did manage to find them recently in Tesco but they’ve stopped selling them much to my displeasure (but not my waistline’s).

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Making a career out of blogging


People usually give two reactions when I tell them how for 5 years I made blogging my career.  They either laugh incredulously that it is something that can be defined as a ‘career’ or raise the eyebrows in a ‘wow you get paid to write your opinions and get to keep the stuff’!

In reality it sounds simple.  You get sent products, invited to events, shipped off on holidays and asked to review exclusive items before the public.  You take photos, write about your experience and tell the world how great, or naff, something is.  Childs play right?

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Win A Monster High Freaky Fusion Doll


If there is one craze that seems firmly rooted in our household it is Monster High. Addy loves it and has done for several months now and the main theme of her birthday this year was a Monster High inspired party complete with an amazing Monster High birthday cake from Lichfield cake maker Cakeydora, glitter tattoo artists and face painters and some great Monster High party games.

Many of her birthday presents were Monster High dolls too and Addy was lucky enough to get the new Monster High Freaky Fusion DVD and one of the dolls from it Bonita Femur who is fabulously dressed just like all the other dolls.  In this latest tale from the ghouls of Monster High whilst attempting to help Frankie Stein learn more about her freaky cool ‘scaritage’, the fashionably fierce ghoulfriends travel back in time to the first day ever of Monster High!

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