Sunday, 4 March 2012

A Stressy Saturday...

...but these are the nice bits in between.

There's a lot going on at work at the moment (when isn't there?) but it will be particularly stressful on Monday and Tuesday of next week. So today I have been preparing for this procrastinating and thinking of all the things that could go wrong. I don't know about you, but as I've grown older my 'ablilty' to procrastinate has sky rocketed.

Suffice to say, I will be celebrating (hopefully!) next Friday. I will be shopping on Friday (just to treat myself for getting through the week), having family over for dinner on Sunday and generally relaxing a teeny bit (and catching up on lovely bloggeroos of course).

But I need to get through it first  :0

Here's what I wore today. Cut my face out because it looked pretty rough and my hair was still wet! Glam.

*H&M paperclip dress
*Topshop slouchy jumper.

Comfy outfit for a day spent procrastinating and working.

I decided to put on some make up to help me feel more 'awake' which is fitting as I tried a sample of the Rimmel 'Wake Me Up' foundation. I got this free with a magazine, which unfortunately meant that it was far too dark for my skin (another reason why face is not in photo!)

It was in shade 002, sof beige. Shame, I think this could be really nice in a lighter shade.

Bad photo, I know. I wore a pop of eyeshadow too, the Topshop Crayon in 'whisper'. A nice light, shimmery gold shade (and showing of my yellow nails at the same time!-Topshop in Bee's Knees if you're wondering).

Here's a swatch:

Just noticed that I forgot to wipe it off and it's still on my hand. Been here all day and it doesn't budge after a bit of a rub, so it has pretty good staying power!

So there we go. And last but not least, here's what got me through the day (though I didn't end up doing as much work as planned...always the way).

M&S fibre boost salad bar, containing lots of salady things like lentils and beans and a bit of chicken. Ok, a mini-review. Let's start with the little gripes; it was expensive (for an everyday lunch anyway) at £4.50, though I guess you'd pay that amount or more if you ate out in a sandwich bar. It's almost double of what I would usually expect to pay for a sandwich, for example, but even compared to the other salads there, it's about £1 more expensive.

Also the shape is a bit awkward. It's shaped like a 'bar' as the name suggests, but it feels like a bit of the gimmick. Whyyyyyyy? It makes it stand out, yes, but it also makes it rather difficult to mix the salad around and even insert my fork (or was that just me?)

Despite all of this, I would recommend it because the salad was flippin' delicious. It had a good crunch to it (I like a good crunch) and was full of taste and left me feeling full too.

I also had a little finger lick of this:

Actually, I had a fair few licks. Working/procrastinating is going to make me balloon soon!

Still, it was light, airy and tasty, though I prefer what I can only call the 'white' version.

I will try and catch up on comments soon! Also, winner of the giveaway will be announced tomorrow (which is now later today). xx


  1. I love that slouchy jumper, perfect for the weekend, especially teamed with those nails!

    Sarah x

  2. Oooo. I wish we have Fluff here. That sounds yummy! And love the jumper/dress combo:)

  3. loveee that slouchy jumper!! xx

  4. Really pretty look! Good luck with all the work!

  5. did you get the free swatch of foundation from company? my sister got it today! Your outfit is lovely i love slouchy jumpers with dresses or skirts. Fluff is my favourite it is so sticky!!! I love your blog it is so cute would you mind having a look at mine??
    Happy Writing

  6. I wanted to get some marshmallow fluff but I was unsure of what to do with it, do you have it on sandwiches? I have the same jumper as you (in the same colour), I love the shape and style of it! The crayon is such a pretty colour xx

  7. Good luck sweetie!!!^^


  8. I love when H&M had printed dresses like this one, so pretty!

  9. Your dress is so pretty, I love the pattern on it! Wahh the strawberry thing looks so yummy, I never tried it before D:

  10. Your dress and jumper make a gorgeous outfit!

    The salad looks so good and healthy, the bar thing seems a bit silly to me though...Would love to try the fluff :D

    Love, Elizabeth xx

  11. What happened to Saturdays being relaxing? Lately it seems like my weekends have been crazy busy!
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  12. Mmmmmmm fluff :-D everyone needs a jar of that in their life!


  13. I love Fluff! and you should definitely go for a pair of DM's! xo