Thursday, 11 February 2016

Bargain Basement Chanel And Glittery Brogues

Hi Everyone, sorry its been so long since my last post. Life has been so busy over the last week that I've not had a moment to spare. 
So whats been occurring? Well the Nicky Rockets brand has really started to take off (we have a printing sweatshop type thang happening which is threatening to take over the house-think premises will soon be needed)  I've started feature writing for Bustles sister site Romper (already the dream job with the most inspiring staff ever) I'm still a senior university lecturer in film production (I have the best students ever)  and I was booked to run a seminar on plus size fashion at LondonEdge this week. All this and having to help baba with her 11+ studies and learn lines as she had landed a star part in the schools Ash Wednesday play. I am having to be so organised to keep on top of everything-thank goodness for my planner. If I ever lose it I'm doomed.
Today I had a spare hour and as I was feeling quite snazzy thought I would go and grab some shots and try and remember how this outfit post malarkey works.

I brought this jacket from Primark a few weeks ago. With its boxy shape and fringe detailing it felt a little like bargain basement Chanel and I adore the folkys quilted fabric. 
This is a size 20 but being Primarni it only just fits over my arms so if you do buy it size up if you can.If you want to buy something similar Simply be have this jaquard print boxy jacket


I always think when you wear a really loud print you should display it against a neutral background. Like a Rothko on a white gallery wall. With this in mind I've worn a simple black popcorn top by Evans and peg trousers by Asos Curve. 

How amazing are these

My accesories today are both very sparkly indeed. These black glitter brogues are by primark. Clarks do a similar pair here in silver

So in love with my White Pepper clutch

My crescent moon bag is by White pepper and I couldn't love it more. It was a birthday gift from Nicky Rockets. It completely rocks my world.


I had a bit of a rubbish weekend and beginning of the week. Feeling very down about a few things but I'm happy to report that I'm feeling back to my usual positive self again. I have a beautiful life. Great husband, amazing kid and some awesome friends. I also have glittery brogues. Its all good.

Shaking off the negativity and looking ahead
P.S who watched the new X Files? I loved it so much. 
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Brand New Limited edition Design  over at  Nicky Rockets



We have a new tshirt available from the shop today "Rocket Rider" Our very first design on a baseball shirt - It's limited edition, so if you want one, hop on over to www.nickyrockets.com and get yourself one

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Thursday, 4 February 2016

The Alternative and Burlesque Fair-This weekend

Hi everyone-just a short post to let you know that I will be at the Alternative and Burlesque fair at the Ritz in Manchester this Saturday (6th Feb) with the  Nicky Rockets brand.



I've never attended this event before but it looks all kinds of amazing.Here are just some of the things going on:






Up to 70 exhibitor stalls
Full programme of entertainment throughout
Burlesque, Twisted Cabaret, Aerial Acts and  DJ's
Bars & Seated Social Areas
Quality Vintage Themed Dining by Lil's Parlour

Photo Booth with Instant Picture Printing
And of course me and Nicky will be there will our stand, we have got new designs, as well as all the classics and it would be amazing if you came to say hello.






Tickets and more information can be found here

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Brand New Limited edition Design  over at  Nicky Rockets



We have a new tshirt available from the shop today "Rocket Rider" Our very first design on a baseball shirt - It's limited edition, so if you want one, hop on over to www.nickyrockets.com and get yourself one

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Wednesday, 3 February 2016

How To Handle Rejection


Rejection-it’s a funny old thing. Of all the emotions its one we often associate with youth, feelings of childhood rejection from parents has informed many a therapy session and who of us could ever forget the rejection of that first break up?
Sadly rejection isn’t always consigned to memories, it can attack you as a fully formed adult and when it does wow it’s a shocker.
Rejection is such a bitch of an emotion and can take you completely by surprise. One minute you are basking in the smug feeling of “I've got this” the next you are crying big salty tears because you feel like you are back at school and no one will sit with you at break time.
Like most people I have suffered my fair share of both personal and professional rejection (even over the last year) and have handled it in various ways, some good, some bad and some very ugly and because I like to think I’m not alone in the loser stakes thought I would tell you how I deal with the uninvited kick in the tits.

Step One-Accept that it hurts like hell



Whether its being let go at work, being frozen out of a friendship group or being dumped by a lover its fine to acknowledge that being rejected is really hurtful. You will get past it, you will survive but in the immediate aftermath it’s OK to just feel absolutely awful.

Step Two-Acknowledge the part you played



Its very easy when you are rejected to put the blame entirely at someone elses feet. To paint a picture of passivity where it just “happened” to you but sometimes that isn’t the case. If you are never invited to go for after work drinks is it because you have never expressed any interest? or when asked before were you a bit dismissive? If you suddenly find yourself on the outside of a group you once felt close to have you changed? If your significant other leaves was it really such a shock? Were there signs you just didn’t want to see? 

Step Three-Allow yourself an ego boost



When you are feeling thin skinned its easy to wallow in the negative and allow the inner critic to take hold.Often the fastest way to get over rejection is to remind yourself that you are still a very welcome addition to many peoples world. One professional knock back doesn’t cancel out all your other successes; whilst one friend may cold shoulder you others still love your company. Seek out some positive affirmations. A glass of wine with a good mate or a hug from your child can quickly remind you that you may be disposable to some but to others you are very precious.

Step Four-Stop running towards the source of your pain



This is something I have had to have a few stern words with myself about. Being rejected can leave you baffled and you can keep trying to make sense of it by returning to the source. This is rarely a good move. If someone doesn’t want you (a company, a friend, even a family member) and isn’t prepared to work it out then however hard it is you have to walk away. Don’t be an emotional masochist. The internet makes it far too easy for us to keep tabs on the source of our rejection, do yourself a favour clear the decks and look forward.

Step Five Accept you may never understand



This is the stage I have most grappled with. I’m a Capricorn I like answers all tied up in neat bow but more often than not there is just not a very good explanation. Even though you gave a perfect interview and were more than qualified sometimes someone else gets the job,even when you truly feel you have been a decent human being people decide they don’t want you in their world. The questioning and wondering will be your undoing. Let it go. If it helps think back to your past when you were rejected for things which left the way clear for beautiful opportunities, or remember when you thought you wanted something so badly that in hindsight would have been terrible. The universe has a way of looking after us and if you cant quite get down with that a netflix boxset and a family size of galaxy work wonders.

I will finish this with a great quote by Dita Von Tease which sums it up beautifully


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Brand New Limited edition Design  over at  Nicky Rockets


We have a new tshirt available from the shop today "Northern Pirate" Our very first Tee with a back design- It's limited edition, so if you want one, hop on over to www.nickyrockets.com and get yourself one

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Monday, 1 February 2016

Birthday Best-What I got for my birthday




I've recently had a birthday and received some fantastic gifts. I'm always compiling wishlists on here so thought it would be nice to share some of my lovely presents with you guys.I know lots of you share my taste and if you are as nosy as I am its always nice to see this kind of stuff.I feel I must add that this isn't a show off post, I know I am very blessed and take none of the lovely things in my life for granted, more of a happy share.

The White Pepper Moon Pink Clutch Bag Buy Here


I am so influenced by the moons cycle. I must be part werewolf as along with the animals I become incredibly skittish around a full moon.The recent Leo moon has played havoc with my moods.So I guess its fair to say I have more than a little interest in that milky white face in the sky.Anyone who knows me will also be aware of my penchant for pink glitter. All these facts collide like planets to make this pink glitter moon clutch the most perfect accessory for me ever.

On a wick and a prayer China garden Geranium patchouli candle Buy here
On a wick and a prayer
Geranium is my all time favourite smell and I also love patchouli despite its bad reputation as being something hippies and bikers use to cover up the smell of sweat.This beautiful candle created by Derbyshire based candle company "On a wick and a prayer" combines the two-total joy
Aroma Expert and  Perfumer Huib describes this candles scent as a  "perfume  built around a traditional tea rose accord, with a strong top note of geranium for freshness, a fruity rose note in its heart and sensual patchouli to give extra depth in the fond of the note" sounds good to me and it definitely smells amazing. With its sugar pink candle holder which features a Milton inspired blossom design it also looks so delicate and pretty and it has 40 hours burning time. I  have been burning this on my desk when I blog and its filled the whole room with the most gorgeous smell.




Pets Rock Gaga and Jacko mugs Buy here

Animals dressed up in outfits are maybe one of my favourite things. Mister Truffles is totally disinterested in any form of costume (I often wonder if he is really a pug) and the cats would rip my face off if I came at them with a bonnet. To this end my drag queen pet thirst has to be quenched in other ways and my sister Grainne has found just the thing. No your eyes do not deceive you this is Lady GaGa as a rabbit and Micheal Jackson as a dog. Its too awesome for words.

I wish I was a unicorn notebook Buy Here 


It seems both my sisters know me oh too well as my other sister Celeste brought me a unicorn pug notebook-my stationary obsession never wavers and my love of pugs will never die. Unicorn styling is just the icing on the birthday cake.Also how much like Mister Truffles does this unicorn wannabee look?

Ceramic Pug Vase Buy here




I first saw a vase like this at our day at the Pug Rescue garden party last year. I wanted it so badly but they aren't cheap and you know the life of a writer bum means funds arent always available so Nicky promised me he would get me one for my birthday. I had all but forgotten about it until I opened it but its as amazing as I remembered. Eventually I want to get a second one so I can have one either side of the fireplace like the old fashioned Staffordshire dog ornaments you used to see. How jaunty does this little fella look with daffodils coming out of his head. 

Max factor Colour Exilir Starwars lipstick Buy here



I had heard rumblings of Starwars themed make up in the lead up to the Starwars movie but it was while we were actually watching it at Christmas that I saw the advert for the Max factor range and think I may have squeaked a little bit. As with anything like this its all become quite expensive and hard to get hold of so I was chuffed to bits to get one of the droid lipsticks. Its a really wearable goldy brown colour and you know, it says Starwars on the tube. Job done. 

Avon Magic Effects nail varnish Buy Here



I first fell in love with this range when I tried their Lace effect polish after my mum gave it to me. It gave such a pretty effect and was so easy to use and I must have raved about it as along with lots of other amazing stuff the mothership also  brought me a set of three more polishes from this range and I couldn't be happier. The purple glitter one on my nails is the liquid sequin one which is such a great glitter polish. I'm often impressed by Avon. I think their bronzer is one of the best on the market and their nail polishes are always amazing.



Citrine Crystal Buy here



My favourite gift was unsurprisingly from Nicky. Its the most beautiful citrine crystal which he brought from a lovely etsy store run by a welsh witch. I seem to be getting on very well with citrine recently and this rather pagan looking crystal is hung at my window above my desk. Its supposed to help cast out my mild blues and give me a real zingy energy and it definitely radiates with some lovely energy.

So those are a few of the lovely items I received on my birthday, what a lucky old Capricorn goat I am. 

Before I say bye bye I must tell you that on Saturday I will be at the Alternative and Burlesque fair waving the Nicky Rockets flag at the Ritz in Manchester 12-6pm. 

Along with 60 other exhibitors there will also be burlesque, twisted Cabaret, Ariel acts, a DJ and a bar! we will be launching a new design which will be a show exclusive. Hope to see you there. For more details click here

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I am  filming more videos for my Youtube channel so if you would like to see more of my fashion and beauty choices as well as my family vlogs and product reviews do subscribe here is my latest Lush review

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Brand New Limited edition Design  over at  Nicky Rockets


We have a new tshirt available from the shop today "Northern Pirate" Our very first Tee with a back design- It's limited edition, so if you want one, hop on over to www.nickyrockets.com and get yourself one

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