Instagram Update: September 2014

Lots of wedding stuff, some extremely fun weekends and some very sunny September days – that’s pretty much how it’s gone over the last four and a bit weeks, and I’m loving that it still feels quite like Summer, but we’re getting the odd flutter of Autumn every now and again. October signals the start of some of my favourite months of the year (hello, Halloween, our birthday month and CHRISTMAS!), so I’m pretty excited to get stuck into it, even if I will be just a little sad to say goodbye to Summer for another year. Here’s how my September looked.

Instagram: September 2014

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Engagement Party Playlist

Engagement Playlist

When organising any party it can be difficult to cater to everyone when it comes to the music you play. We’re very lucky with the DJ that we’ve hired for our engagement party as he’s a family friend who we’ve known for many years and who has been present at lots of mine and Lucy’s birthday parties. This means he knows my music taste and will happily play any requests we make. He has many years experience and I know we can rely on him to be up-to-date with any recent chart hits. He has however asked us to put a short list together of any songs we really want played, and it’s been great fun remembering all the songs we love from years gone by. Here’s a few of our choices that will hopefully get all our guests up on the dancefloor.

  1. Lionel Richie – All Night Long
  2. Jagged Edge ft. Run DMC – Let’s Get Married (Remix)
  3. The Foundations – Build Me Up Buttercup
  4. Black Eyed Peas – I Got A Feeling
  5. Bruno Mars – Marry You
  6. Beyonce – Single Ladies
  7. The Rembrandts – I’ll Be There For You
  8. The Cure – Friday I’m In Love
  9. R Kelly – Ignition (Remix)
  10. Taylor Swift – 22
  11. One Direction – Best Song Ever
  12. Michael Jackson – The Way You Make Me Feel
  13. Justin Timberlake – SexyBack
  14. Rihanna ft. Calvin Harris – We Found Love
  15. Katy Perry – Roar
  16. Little Mix – Move
  17. Montell Jordan – This Is How We Do It
  18. Usher – U-Turn
  19. Kelly Clarkson – My Life Would Suck Without You
  20. Lady Antebellum – Bartender

Healthy-Looking Skin

Clinique: Healthy Skin

I’ve never really been one to buy into beauty fads – special diets that do this, or shockingly expensive pieces of equipment that do that – but I wanted to give something new a try to get my skin looking clearer and more healthy looking, so I went into researching mode. Clinique is a brand I’ve used plenty over the last few years (a little of their skincare products, but mostly their make-up products when I had a bit more money to spend on quality items), so I knew they were a brand I could trust, even if they are a little more expensive than I usually go.

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When I heard that they’d released a sonic cleansing brush I thought I’d go in-store, try it out and decide if it was the right product for me. Luckily, there was a sale on that particular day, so I decided to take the leap and buy it, along with an on-sale liquid soap to use alongside it. I’m going to give this a go over the next few weeks and report back on how I find it to perform, but I have pretty high hopes given what I’ve been reading.

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Bonus: there was a free gift when I handed over my hard-earned cash, so I also get to try a couple of their other pieces in conjunction with the cleaning brush, so I’ll also be letting you know whether any of these things will be making their way into my regular beauty regime.

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Style Saturday

I think most people assume that you need to be super skinny in order to wear a crop top but we’ve proved below that’s not true. Lucy’s teamed a bejeweled grey crop top with a patterned skirt and court heels for a perfect evening look. I went for a more casual look wearing a cropped Bambi top with plain, blush shorts and cork wedged heels.

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Top: Primark; Shorts: Miss Selfridge; Bag: River Island; Shoes: Matalan

DIY: Simple Bunting

The venue in which we’re having our engagement party is fairly plain so to brighten it up we will be decorating the hall with lots of pretty things. I wanted to save some money by making many of the decorations myself so this is my first creation. This is made using napkins, doilies and a length of ribbon, with double-sided tape for sticking. It couldn’t be simpler and cheaper to make a unique party piece that would add a bit of gorgeousness to any room. You could even hang it in your home to liven up a boring wall, just pick a napkin that would fit with your decor and that’s it!

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What You’ll Need

  • Patterned napkins
  • Doilies
  • Ribbon
  • Double-sided tape
  1. Fold the first doily in half, placing the ribbon between the fold, and sticking the two sides together using double-sided tape.
  2. Fold the first napkin in half, so that two opposite corners of the square are touching, creating a triangle shape. Place the ribbon between the fold, and stick the two sides together using double-sided tape.
  3. Repeat these steps until your bunting reaches your desired length. Hang your bunting and enjoy!

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