snapshots of my week – 5th february

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champagne in glass

miss dior perfume

this has been one of those weeks where, annoyingly, i can’t share what i’ve been up to. other then to say i’ve been busy being creative, which is always a good thing, right? more on that soon, hopefully. remember, if you ever want me to create something for you / your brand / your business, feel free to get in touch to discuss your needs.

i’ve also been sorting out my collage ‘bits’ as well as generally trying to get more organised. which …sounds kind of boring but i’ve actually quite enjoyed it. i still have a bit more to do so will try to remember to film a bit to put into next weeks video.

dior makeup applicators

on friday i went to a dior bloggers event in debenhams in town. they were promoting their new (well, actually, reformulated) foundation ‘forever’. there was bubbly for those that drink it, whilst ant, our host gave as a brief intro into the history of dior before applying the makeup to a lovely lady (who i think was called megan). everybody then got to try out the make up which was a nice touch!

i tried the foundation, at the palest shade of course, ha! i have to say, genuinely the best foundation i’ve ever used. even with my dry, red skin i looked flawless and kept wanting to check myself out. being a high end brand it is quite pricey, but i will most definitely buy some when i have the cash. on the way home i got SOAKED and it hadn’t even budged. that sold it to me for sure!

at the end, we were gifted a sweet little box wrapped in ribbon with some samples in. it was a lovely event, thank you all!

diorblush blusher colours

tiled wall outside 'ask' pizza

multicoloured leaves

tabby cat in window

pink primroses

new pattern | carrie

my work, patterns by

raindrop pattern by laura redburn » cardboardcities - creative lifestyle blog

a quick and easy pattern that came from a doodle. i had some colours in mind i wanted to use for something, so used them with this little raindrop pattern. i might upload this to society6 or redbubble as i think it’d look cute on some of their products too.

wish rain was really this colourful!

pink raindrop pattern by laura redburn » cardboardcities - creative lifestyle blog

blue raindrop pattern by laura redburn » cardboardcities - creative lifestyle blog

black raindrop pattern by laura redburn » cardboardcities - creative lifestyle blog

navy ric rac dress & dianne tanner bag | outfits

charity shops, outfits by

crescent moon brooch on navy and white marks and spencer dress

dress and cashmere cardigan – marks and spencer via charity shop / brooch – etsy / bag – dianne tanner / bracelet – asos (similar) / silver glitter nail polish – present / miss dior perfume* – dior event

this dress has been a favourite for a good few years now. it was a bit big when i bought it, and more now that i’ve lost a bit of weight, but not in a way that i wouldn’t want to wear it ha! it’s good to wear when i know i’ll be eating, but obviously looks good with a belt, too …more so when i’m not wearing a cardigan. i do like a versatile dress.

talking of cardigans, love this cashmere magenta number, too. to be honest i don’t wear it all too often, but when i do, i wear it with everything until it needs washing. probably not the best idea? ha, oh well ;). cashmere is wonderfully warm and soft this time of year though.

the moon brooch is a regular within my outfits, and i’d love a sparkly one too. etsy here i come!

marks and spencer ric rac dress and crescent moon brooch

marks and spencer dress and cashmere cardigan

dianne tanner clutch bag

mini miss dior perfume, silver glitter nail polish and minimal sterling silver bracelet