A Body Shop Nail Affair

Summer is here!!! The weather has been amazing the last few days (maybe weeks but meh!) With it being so hot and sunny I thought now would be a fab time to try a newish shade of nail colour from a brand I adore but never used nail wise. 

My friend got me some nail colours from the Body Shop for my birthday (that was back in January! 😫 sorry hunnie!) This cute lilac is just one of the shades she got me. A fun, cheeky pop of colour which is fab for summer. It’s in the shade ‘A Grape Affair’ and does remind me of grapes. I wanted a fun colour that I don’t normally wear and this has certainly got it going on. My sister loves how it glids on (she is a beauty student so she does my nails for extra pratice) 

I kinda feel like I’m cheating on Kiko right now. Normally Kiko is all I actually wear nail wise but I think they may have a challenge. (That’s just an excuse so I can get more!) No harm in adding some new pieces to the wardrobe. But in all honesty I do love the colour and was both pleased and surprised with the colour outcome. Heck I’m even digging it with my skintone, I’ve caught the sun so my tan has darkened nicely. 

What’s your favourite summer nail colour?? 

Until next time beauties. 

Xx

Chinchilla Tuesday. Take 2. 

Zzzzzzzzz. Zzzzzzzzz. (Squeeks cutely) Hmmmm, hello (yawn) hoomans. Me and Damos are settling down for the night after lots of playtime. Dis is my tunnel, I like hiding in here and sleeping cause I can get all cosy tosy. Mummy says I’m like a……a……

Damos – like a bug in a rug maxie. 

Maximillion – yeah what Damos said. I’ve never seen a bug in a rug before……I wonder if they taste any goods. 

Thats Damos on his ledge. His favourite ledge. He clicks at me if I’m on it or pushes me off’s it. Mummy loves our sleepy ears and says we are outs of signals and need to recharge our batteries. 

Dat reminds me of a funny thing I dids this week. Mummy and Daddy where cleaning our pen out. Mummy had took the bottom of the pen out to give it a goods clean and I wanted to know what she was doing. I jumped down beside her and gave her such a scare that my mummy squeaked. The wall needed to go up so I wouldn’t hurt myself and as mummy and daddy finished Damos came out to play to. 

Damos – (yawns) that was fun. We had such a giggle and jumped around. Mummy and daddy had finished cleaning things up when we thought it would be funny to play hide and seek. We like hiding alot and hid under our clean pen. Mummy wasn’t so impressed with us but let us play. 

We did give mummy a bit of a fright. Me and Maximillion had started fighting about the stick that we had. We started our use clicking and stuff when mummy told us to be good and not to hurt each other cause we are family. We got some of our favourite oats as a treat. 

Sorry hoomans but Maxie is sleeping and I’m tired too. So night night hoomans. See you all laters. 

6 Things That I Appreciate Everyday

There are many things that I appreciate on a daily basis but somethings I just love that little bit more. 

1. That first cup of tea in the morning. It helps set me up for the day and gives me that time to wake up. (It reminds me that I’m lucky to wake up every morning.) 

Besides got to make sure I have that dash of magic I need to get things done. 

2. Waking up beside my Rossco. Sounds mushy but it’s the truth. Always giving me encouragement or giving sound advice. He takes everything in his stride and I love him for it. Plus he gives the best cuddles. It’s almost 4 years for us!!! Wow!!! 

3. Can’t forget these 2 little fluff balls. These little cuties have been a blessing in disguise of cuteness. They’ve helped me stay postive and cheered me up when I was getting to negative. Damos and Maximillion have taught me more about patience and how too take things slow. Building relationships take time and these 2 are great teachers. 


4. The feeling of achievement when I finally complete a project. It’s a feeling I appreciate more at the moment cause it gives me that boost that I need. Who doesn’t like a confidence boost. 

5. A minute to breathe. That feeling of just relaxing and sorting all my crazy thoughts out. When I have too many thought’s buzzing around, being overwhelmed and feeling too much stress I become very emotional and angry. But taking a time out, just taking a deep breathe or just getting out the house helps get my head back on track. Its something that’s become apart of my every day routine. 

6. Having a plan that I can change to suit the current situation. This has made things easier in so many ways. I can still achieve what I would like to but instead I’ll be using a different route. Okay alot of research and phonecalls went into it but I’m glad. 

What do you guys appreciate? And why do you appreciate it/them? 

Until next time lovelies. 

Xx

A Felt Heart Project

Good morning/afternoon lovelies. Recently we have had such brilliant weather and it’s certainly improved everyone’s mood. With my recent situation I thought it would be a great idea to make the most of all the free time that I now seem to have. And so I have with a little project. 

This is how it started out, I sketched out a rough idea and tacked it on to some felt. Cutting round this was a little difficult with chucky fabric scrissor’s but got there!! 

I loved playing around with the placement of the buttons but wasn’t keen on the patchwork placement. I changed it but you’ll need to see the final piece!! 

The tricky part!! It was easy enough to do the blanket stitch until I started adding the stuffing! That’s when it got a little difficult and fiddly. Very fiddly. (Had to relearn the blanket stitch since the cute watermelon project!!) But it was so worth it. Why, well check out the next photo!!! 

I had forgot about the patchwork patch until I found it under my buttons box. It was a challenge sewing this on when over half the heart was already stitched!! 

I’m so pleased with the out come of this little project. Love that I used my time in such a more postive manner with this little cutie. In fact I’m already thinking of making more with other felt colours and fabrics!!! Think I’ll keep this one as a tester and experiment with the others. Watch this space for a potential up coming shop if I get enough interest!! 

What projects have you lovelies been working on?? Where they a challenge and what did you learn? 

Until next time my lovelies. 

Xx

Chinchilla Tuesday!

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Mummy caught my good side.  

Hello hoomans. My name is Damos, and I thought today would be a fun day to introduce myself. I am a 1 year olds chinchilla the same as my brother. I like sleeping on my favourite ledge and climbing up to sit on my mummy and daddies shoulders. Sometimes they need to catch me cause I’m still unsure of my climbing abilities. Did you know that there are loads of different colours of us? We are the standard grey but mummy was saying there are black, white, and even blue sapphire chinchillas!!!! I’d love to see one.

Me and my little brother Maximillion (I’m bigger than him cause mummy said I am) like snuggling in our hanging thingy. We like squeaking and cleaning each others fur. Maxillion likes to steal my sticks too…………and treats.

Maximillion: No I don’t………you stopped chewing and I thought I could have a nibble.

Damos: You do. But we love playing with our mummy and daddy. I like sitting on daddies feet (mummy always says I’m a brave chinchilla!!), climbing over mummies legs and playing chase with Maximillion. My favourite spot is hiding under the table cause I can curl up and rest from playing. I’m still a big nibbler and once bit mummy a bit too hard cause I got scared form a bang. Mummy said it was fine and Maximillion kissed it all better…………..I didn’t means too hurt mummy. But she gave me a kiss and cuddle for saying sorry.

Maximillion: Mummy likes getting kisses so don’t worry. She loves us too much. I’m gonna sleep some more. Night night hoomans.

Maximillion and I being models for mummy. We hope to go to the movies later if we get loads of sleep and maybe a treat. But I think I might just sleep instead and go for a run later. Maybe play with my teddy and curl up on daddies back again. He has a warm back.

I gotta go and snuggle with my little brother. Until next time hoomans. Bye bye.

xx

A Stardew Valley Review

Games. Everyone loves a good game every now and then, whether it’s a computer game or a decent card game. We all love em from time to time. The last few months I’ve been really loving or more obsessing over a game on steam. Its name: Stardew Valley.

At first glance it feels a great deal like a harvest moon game. The farming, the social dynamics, and your overgrown plot of land. But as you delve more into the game play it becomes clear there’s more to it than just growing fruit and veg. (You) The player can play Stardew Valley anyway you choose. Make it more challenging maybe over run the town with your slime egg presses or have a farm dedicated to the Dinosaur.

Now players can pick from 5 different farm types. Each farm relating to a different skill: farming, gathering, slaying monsters (warrior), mining and fishing.

(Not sure how to get in game photos yet!) I personally like the monster and mining farm. As you play through the game you can decide to help with the community centre thats seen better days or you can ask the Jojo Corp to do it for you…….at a price.

My dino and void chicken! Took me ages to get these 2!!!

While splitting your time between farming and exploring the caves, a player can even choose to swoon one of the 12 potential marriage candidates. The main character can marry either gender it doesn’t actually matter.

Stardew Valley was created by Corncered Ape and has been in the making for 4 years before it was released. A one man mission and it still gets updated as often as he can.

Would I recommend the game: Yes, to everyone who loves farm games!!!

Does it play well: Yes it does. The end game has been developed more so thats a great win. Plus you can play anyway you choose. I’m currently trying to get 999 of each item!!

Is it addicting: Isn’t every game. I’ve already put in over 300 hours and several different saved files to this date.

Until next time my lovelies.

Xx

Spring Nails (Where have I Been!) 

Hello lovelies. I’m back. I’ve been away for a bit due to ill health in the family. My step dad took ill and I’ve been helping where ever I can. A little stressful here and there but got aome positive results back from the hospital so fingers crossed all goes well. 

With all the stress recently my sister thought it would be a great idea to treat me to a wee pamper session. She had learned how to do some nail art and wanted to give it a try. 

Love the simple gems on the green nail varnish. Great for spring and cheering me up nicely. Nail varnish is by Kiko Milano Cosmetics. With everything that has happened it was nice to actually relax and breathe. 

Ross and me are just waiting on some news that could move things in a positive manner for us. Just need to wait. Either way it will be a big moment. 

Well until next time my beauties. Xx

Tips On Looking After Coloured Hair

Looking after natural hair can be a handful, but looking after coloured hair……that can be a challenge. Not long ago I finally got my hair dyed blue 3-4 shades of blue to be exact which I adore. I’ve learned a few things on looking after my coloured hair which I want to share with you. So here are a few tips on looking after that gorgeous colour: 

1. The most important one I think but the most uncomfortable. Wash your hair with cold water. It helps protect the colour for longer. (Heat actually damages the colour and will make it fade faster!! Not good!!) 

2. Always use a heat protector when using heated tools. This will help create a barrier for your colour so it will not fade as quickly. This protection can be in the form of a spray or oil. 

3.  Avoid using sulfates on coloured hair these can strip that stunning colour from your hair. Always double check hair products for this damaging chemical and avoid it. 

4. Products. Make sure the products you use are perfect for coloured hair. (Good brands to use are Toni & Guy, Aussie and VO5 ect) 

5. And finally reduce washing your hair to 2 times a week. (Or what your stylist recommends) This lets the natural oils work their magic on your hair. During in between days use a dry shampoo that works with coloured hair to keep it looking fresh and lovely. 

I hope these tips help with looking after those stunning locks and keep em looking fresh. If you have any other tips please leave them in the comments and share the wisdom. 

Until next time my lovelies. 

Xx

25 Things About Me (Get too Know Me)

Hello my lovelies. How are you all this bitter, sunny day? Hope your week has been a positive one. Mine has been a strange mixture. Stay tuned for updates!! 

Recently I’ve been looking through some old posts and it dawned on me that I haven’t done a ‘Get too Know Me’ post. I love readings these. You always get to find out something funny or interesting about the author. So without further delay. Here are 25 things about me you may not know:

1. I’m an artist. In both textiles and the drawing sense. I’ve been in love with drawing for many years but lost my love for it after some rude, negative comments from teachers in high school. However the last year I’ve rekindled my love for it and can’t wait to get stuck in more. 

2. Born English but bred Scottish. Its a combo that I’m proud of!! (I love Britain and our amazing history.)
3. Some of you may know that I’m a mum too 2 gorgeous chinchilla’s. Or my furbabies as I call them. Damos and Maximillion are close to 1 years old! I’m beyond excited for them!!

4. If your a new follower then you might not know I was born a brunette. Now though I’m a bluenette!! Still loving the colour. 💙

5. Not surprising to some but I’m a novice when it comes to makeup and hair. I may be a lipstick addict but I have no idea how to contour or even plait my hair. Never mind put it in a bun!!! 

6. Im happier in the counrty or by the ocean. The roaring waves and the vastness of the open woodlands. 😍

7. Been told many a time that I can talk for Scotland. Got the gift of the gab me and I never shut up. Ross has even said I talk in my sleep!!! Something about birds…….I have no idea either. 

8. I have 7 tattoo’s at this moment in time. My 6 star signs for the family and the heart on my right foreman. I do want more in the future, but currently looking for a great tattoo artist who will work on designs with me. 

9. I suffer from bouts of insomnia. Hence the dark circles under my eyes. These bags are designer folks!! But joking aside being an insomnac is annoying and exhausting. But on the plus side I am getting it under control. 

10. Embroidery. I’ve recently fell in love with this beautiful techinquie and I’m slowly starting to learn more about it. 

11. Not a proud one to admit but I’m currently unemployed. However I do have a few interviews coming up so watch this space!!! 

12. I’m 1 of 4 children. 3 gals and 1 boy. Being the second oldest is tough, mainly cause you play peace keeper and get a lot blamed on you for some reason. Not sure why though?!?!?! 

13. If you ever meet me in person you may be confused by my accent. I can pick accent’s up very quickly or if I’m round people for long periods of time. Basically my accent is a crazy mixture of a few places. (But please don’t call me a fifer! Just no.) 

14. I actually stayed a good 10 ish years of my childhood in the Orkney Islands. (Part of my crazy accent!!) The Orkney’s are the Island’s just at the top of Scotland before Shetland. If you ever go I highly recommend the peat hills at sunset. (They look like they are on fire!!) 

15. Gamer gal right here. I love games like Monster Hunter, Pokemon, Stardew Valley, Yugioh, MTG, Jak & Daxter, Harvest Moon, Rune Factory and the list could go on!! 

16. I used to do tons of whelking!! Whelks are the salt water version of snails. These little snails can be found in rock pools all over the coast. Just be careful you dont get a hermit crab. They pinch rather hard. The snails are yummy in a white cheese sauce with garlic butter!! If you ever need a hand whelking gimmie a shout! 

17. I’m a tea jenny. Through and through a tea jenny. I can’t start the day without a cuppa and I’ll have like 6-12 a day. It’s a problem I know. 

18. Unpopular opinion. I love dark chocolate. I actually prefer it too white or milk chocolate. 
19. I despise cream. Whipped cream, pouring cream etc. It’s just not nice. Just no. (Shudders at the thought of cream!!) 

20. I’m not a techie person. At all. Anything that goes wrong with my phone or computer I shout on Rossco. But I am learning. Very slowly……..at a snails pace slow.

21. I can not cook to save myself. Well I can just not all that well. Rossco cooks mass majority of the meals and sometimes me. (I’ll be cooking the night!! Wish me luck!) 

22. I actually have aniexty. Normally I’m a very touchie, huggy kinda person however I hate it when someone touches me without my say so. I freak and feel like my space has been invaded. Just don’t. I also rip myself apart alot too. Mentally and emotionally. However I do know that it doesnt define who I am as a person. 

23. Fantasy, mythology and ancient history are just some of the things I love. I love to dig into theories or learn something new in a subject that I’m interested in. 😄

24. I have so many interests that I can confuse myself easily with them. This goes for ideas too. My mind can at times be a choatic mess of ideas, theories, plots, information or anything else. It can be scary really but so libarating at the same time. 

25. I ‘ve been building my confidence over the last 4 years to a point where I will not take anyone’s negativity or crap. I have a brutal attitude to some situations now where I do come off cold and harsh. I was severly bullied in both primary and secondary. And by other people closer too me. It got to a point where the black hole almost destroyed me. But I faught back. And now I’m at a stage where negative comment’s or attitudes will not have an effect on me. That is a good thing. 

I hope you all enjoyed some of this new infomartion. Don’t be afraid to leave something about yourself in the comments!! I love getting to know my readers that bit better! 

Until next time folks.

Xx

Blogger Recognition Award (Advice For New Bloggers!)

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My Embroidery Thread Addiction!!

Hello my lovelies. Not my normal kinda post but well worth writing. I do hope you enjoy this content though. The lovely Madara from Look For Smile has nominated me for the Blogger Recognition Award. (It’s not a real award but more like a chain post where bloggers tag each other, answer questions and then passing it on.)

The rules

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Write a post to show your award.
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  • Select 15 bloggers you want to give this award to.
  • Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them, providing a link to the post you created.

15 bloggers??? Not to sure on that one but I’ll tag in some of my favourite blogs that I do enjoy.

Thank you once again Madara from Look For Smile for nominating me. Madara has a great series going on called Eco-Thursdays which I love reading. These posts have encouraged me to think about Eco blogging.

How my blog started. 

I started writing Seasonal-Rose in late 2014 when I was caring for my mum. (She fell down down the stairs and broke her ankle.) I was bored, no work and it was a cold night when I started searching for a new creative outlet. I had started reading some blogs after watching loads of youtubers, and found my way onto their own blogs. They looked amazing, so stylish with their personalities on show. I spent most of the day thinking of a great blog name, bouncing ideas with my mum. Then it hit me Seasonal-Rose. So that winter, I set up my blog that night and wrote my first post the very next day.  It was a scary adventure but I’ve loved every minute of it.

Advice for new bloggers.

  1. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Have some blogger friends on twitter? Not sure on something?? Then ask them. I’ve reached out to some blogger friends and got so many questions answered that it’s amazing. And it’s helping my blog in many ways. (I’ve still got tons to learn though!!!!!)
  2. Do your research. This may sound silly but doing research for a blog post on your topics is a great idea. It shows your love for the subject and can help educate people on something new. Did you know there are 4 main nail shapes in the world!! That’s not including fake nails.

I Nominate: (Here we go folks, I hope you love these blogs as much as I do!!)

Anaida from Affectionatelyours

Sandra from Finger Candy

Envy from Lost in Translation

Sally from Little Budget

Abbey from Abbey Louisa Rose

Chaos-xd from A Glimpse of Darkness

Matina from Marina Baker

So here are my 7 nominations, I love these blogs so much. (I don’t want to tag blogs that I don’t actually read!!) I hope to read your posts beauties. Enjoy the rest of your day.

xx