It's the time when England is like 'omg snow!!! hellllp' and here in Manchester we only got a dusting overnight, but seriously try living in Sweden where it snowed for three months!!! I just had a look at a folder of photos from Sweden and it's made me a little sad! I'm not sure whether to visit or just keep the nice memories unchanged. Hmmm anyway I don't feel the cold much at all, probably because my whole family slept in the basements of our house when was it guest house until I was about thirteen! I sleep upstairs now that we don't have it anymore but my brothers have the basement floor to themselves and it's like a lair!
I also don't really like being hot and stuffy? In Sweden believe it or not I didn't even have any gloves! Someone told me it would snow for two weeks so I was hopeful it would give up, but there was the most snow for 15 years while I was there!? At work though I've been eyeing up these River Island bear face mittens for weeks and weeks, but I have to dash to work most of the time so never had a chance to get them. By the time the shop started opening later for Christmas, they had sold out! However, like I said a few posts ago, I spotted a random pair last week and reserved them until the end of my shift hehe. I get a bit nervous with gloves that I'll drop my buspass and can't find anything in my bag, but mittens are like the happy medium.
They're quite big when you put them on but I believe the key to great style is having everything really cool, whether that's cute or vintage or interesting, whatever! Often you have to pay a little more to get, say, some embellished flats rather than a plain Primark pair, but you'll feel much more confident when you look down and smile because your shoes are so eye-catching rather than something you'll get over in a week. Most people I think get this feeling from wearing lovely accessories and jewellery, but I never accessorize! I've mentioned this loads of times and even yesterday I set out some jewellery to wear during the week, but I just forget. Also, like being hot and stuffy, I don't like stuff jangling off my wrists and neck. Gotta work on that!
I can channel my accessory failure through my nails though! I haven't had my gel nails redone in literally months, and part of me can last longer because once painted, they look fine. But that one I had redone at Nails Inc. for £7 (?!?!?) has already snapped off and maybe it's a bit gross to have the same bits of plastic on your fingers for so long! I'll wait until payday I think or when I'm next at home. Usually I get them cut quite short but now I'm used to longer nails, this time I'm going to go really long and COVER them in gems and bows! All of the stuff I got on eBay from Hong Kong came today (apart from some fimo canes) and I can't wait!
I got three sets of the pearls, and also roses, stars and plain gems .I think there is a Hobbycraft near where I work so I might find it tomorrow morning and see if they have any bigger gems. Pictures online are quite deceiving as I thought everything would be double the size, even when I knew it would be smaller! I thought the roses would be huge but actually the circle divider they are in is smaller! I went to a sewing shop and got all these bows and rabbits too, but the heart gems I got are far too big! Maybe I'll stick them on my phone. I want the kind of nails that look really impractical but most of the time things ping off through the day!
Edit- I also show the gloves in a haul video I made if you don't mind videos! xx