Hello, and a festive welcome to December. Yes, I know it’s been what feels like agggeesss since I last posted, but its still been busy busy with work.
I had my work Christmas party last night which myself and my colleague Lucy have been planning for the last couple of months. As planning all events, the venue is key and after visiting a few local venues, we opted for a pub in the centre of town. For not too much of our budget we secured food and the whole pub for the evening, and with that we set about planning what festivities we could have on the night.
Lucy and myself last month went to a confectionery wholesaler in Portsmouth, Hampshire and spent a healthy (sic) amount on sweets for our sweetie table. We also brought a bingo set via ebay with additional purchases of game cards and marker pens.
I also sourced online sweetie bags, festive paper straws and a personalised banner. We also scored some left over bottles of wine from the branch for welcome drinks and music was organised by two of our staff. It was a really fun night, went smoothly and everyone enjoyed themselves. Good times!
I hasten to mention my outfit that I wore lastnight was a lace dress from prettlylittlething.com which was £15! Delivered using next day delivery and arrived on time. I received lots of compliments on the dress (good find!). The only time I have worn a dressy white dress was when I got married, so whilst this was not on par with that, it was still a great evening/party dress. I teamed it with my Miss KG silver strappy heels, a cream shawl from Coast and a white and silver clutch bag from Miss Selfridge, finished with silver diamonte bracelets and drop earrings.
Prior to this event I attended my hair salon’s Christmas customer evening. Myself and my work colleague went along to get some insider tips on how to style our hair.
Now I love my ghd’s (I have the eclipse ones) but I’m a bit rubbish at curling my hair with them. Doesn’t matter how many youtube video’s I watch on how to style your hair with them, I always end up with a rather sporadic set of curls. But I did learn a new technique. After my work colleague let me practice on her hair, I did feel I was getting there (hair stylist is not my secret vocation!).
I also brought a Moroccan Oil gift set, with free comb and make up bag for £20, which will be a fantastic Christmas present for my mum. I also got a little bottle for myself.
I also got a goodie bag, which included a Paul Mitchell product and a mini Moroccan oil bottle.
It was a great atmosphere, where myself and my colleague realised we have the same hair issues. Thickness and frizz! Though the Moroccan Oil is proving a wonder. Definitely would recommend to anyone with dry, coarse or frizzy hair. It has made my hair more sleek and shiny.
|My hair after being curled at the hair dressers (already falling flat- damn thick hair!)|
|My goodie bag contents|
|My purchases and hair saviours|
|Moroccan Oil gift set|
Right, I hope to put a new post up this weekend about some of the great things I saw in Southampton recently whilst shopping. Don’t be a stranger and join my blog or find me on bloglovin.
Love Abbie xoxoxo
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