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snapshots of my week - 12th april

i guess you could say this has been a week of ups and downs. i won't go into detail because it's not really necessary, and it's not going to help to talk. woo, vague hey!

the ups (of which i'll mention a couple below) have made the downs much more bearable though, so that's always a plus. how has your week been? let me know in the comments :)

marbled paper with nail polish
i had a creative spurt, which (as well as other things) lead me to do a bit of marbling. well, marbling with old nail polish. i want to try to make it look a bit more like proper marbling but i can never seem to get the water temperature just right. better than just throwing out old unused nail polish, anyhow. will probably use these as collage backgrounds.


my work was in the financial times! well, that was at the end of last week, but i didn't do a snapshots post then, so..there it is.

cute illustrated food stickers
i found these super cute little burger, doughnut and ice cream stickers whilst sorting through some things. gotta love some cute food stickers!

paul smith rose eau de parfum

lady danger lipstick by MAC

tan brown chelsea boots

a short while ago, i won the debenhams lovedenim competition, which was an amazing prize of £500 worth of vouchers, half for me, half for the boyfriend. i bought mostly things i've wanted for ages like the paul smith rose perfume, mac lady danger lipstick and some brown chelsea boots. also, a nice black bag, as well as some other things. what an amazing win!


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  1. lucky you winning all that money to spend!!! I'm jealous!

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    1. i couldn't believe it, i was so shocked!

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  2. Laura, I have been LOVING those marble prints on your insta! They are so so cool! Please may you share the technique - I adore all the colours!

    Also yep, food with faces is always a winner! ;)

    Lucy x

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    1. thank you lucy! i'll do a little tutorial post soon. they're super easy but it can be a bit hit and miss - with me anyway.

      haha, and totally is!

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  3. Well done on your piece in the financial times and I really like your marbling pieces :) Also wow what an amazing prize to win!

    Laura x

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    1. thank you! and i'm still in shock i managed to win such an amazing prize.

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  4. wow those boots are lush! Love the nail polish marbling also! x

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    1. they're a bit uncomfortable, still need to 'walk them in' haha. love them though!

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  5. oh and congrats again on the piece! x

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  6. Your piece looks amazing! What an amazing prize to win too, glad the little things managed to make your week a bit better! x

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    1. thank you! i don't win a £250 prize or get to be in the financial times that often hahah, so they definitely helped - but other than that, the little things are often the things that keep me going.

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  7. I think I MUST have those boots. Found you via BYW and love what I found. Glad I stopped by!

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    1. i love them! i don't know if you have a debenhams where you are (is it only a UK thing?) but i recommend them!

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