Friday, 30 March 2012

Thank God It's Friday!

It seems I have caught whatever illness has been going round my work. Everyone has been off over the past 2 weeks so it has been very quiet...and I woke up yesterday morning with a sore throat and felt worse and worse as the day went on. I went to Weight Watchers then went straight to bed! Haven't been in work today. I could hardly stand up. But now I have cabin fever for being stuck in all day! :(

Oh happier news, at weigh in last night I lost 2.5lbs! That means I have got my 3rd silver 7, 10% of my body weight lost and I am no longer obese, I am overweight, woo! Haha. That's 22.5lb gone in 12 weeks. 6 more weigh ins till Majorca!

Got a busy weekend and will post some pictures tomorrow but for now here's my new nails. I was sick of the white already so painted them today out of boredom. I did the stripes with an eyeliner pen and put a top coat over once dry. Drawing with my left hand was damn near impossible!!

Wednesday, 28 March 2012


Last night I made my first attempt at a set of acrylic nails. My mum's nail technician showed me the basics on Sunday so my Nana was my first brave volunteer! I did sculptured acrylics which is building the nail from scratch using nail forms without using tips. Then I decided to try my own. They didn't go as well but a good first attempt! I decided to do mine in white glitter. I did want to draw on tiger stripes but I don't have the nail art polish yet so I had to settle for gems instead.

Sunday, 25 March 2012

My Weekend

Just a couple of photos of what I wore over the weekend and I have included some of my friends too as they looked gorgeous!

On Saturday morning I went to watch my brother, Finn, play football for his team Alkrington Dynamos! He's only 11 but he's an absolutely brilliant footballer (and I'm hoping he'll make me rich one day!) His team hadn't lost a game all season and this was the final match...and they won 12-0!! My dad had a banner made and we had alcohol free champagne so they could spray it about. It was a great atmosphere and I'm so proud!

 Me with an air horn (I had waaaaaaaaaaaay too much fun with this!)
 The Dynamos
Me and Finn

On Saturday night, we went out for Kirsty's 22nd Birthday to the Northern Quarter in Manchester. I had a really great time and it was nice for all the girls to be together again!

 My new playsuit, wedges and a pink bag I got from Primark aaaaaaaaages ago that matched!
 Had to show you Kirsty's dress from Topshop. Amazing!
Jess is wearing a Boutique dress and Kay is in Primani like me! 

I spent Sunday out in the sunshine and I have also started learning how to do acrylic nails! I can't wait to practice. Watch this space!

 I wear these earrings all the time! From Miss Selfridge
Taking advantage of the sunshine in playsuit and Converse

Haul! xxx

Went on a little shopping trip in Manchester on Friday night to find something to wear for Kirsty's birthday...and picked up a couple of pieces for holiday I just couldn't resist! 

 Kitty pyjamas from Look Again. These are for Majorca! 
 Playsuit - £10 from Primark!
 White dress - £30 from AX Paris
 Loved this playsuit and a complete bargain for holiday - £5 from Primark
Coral wedges - £10 from Primark

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Kinky Knickers

I don't know if any of you watch Mary's Bottom Line on Channel 4 but I just wanted to say a quick few words about it as it's all based in my home town....Middleton! Her intentions are to make a quality underwear brand at affordable prices...and all made in Britain! I love Mary Portas and I love the idea of bringing the manufacturing industry back to Britain. I feel all patriotic now! They are available at Boots, Liberty, ASOS, House of Fraser and John Lewis. Oh and the packaging is what appeals to me more than anything. I am obsessed with anything vintage! xxx

 And my favourite saying of the day:

Nom nom!!!

Weigh in day today! I lost 1lb which makes a total of 20lbs gone in 11 weeks! Woo hoo! 41.5lbs to go. That does sound like a lot but when I think that I started the year with 61.5lbs to lose yet I've already made a good dent in makes me feel a lot better :)

Just thought I'd show you what I had for tea tonight. One of my old!! You can use your own favourite toppings but this is what I have...

What you need:
Warburton's Square Wrap (4pp)
2 tbsp tomato purée (1pp)
4 slices wafer thin ham (1pp)
2 cloves garlic
1/2 red onion
A few mushrooms
20g low fat cheese (1pp)
Pineapple, fresh or in juice

Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees.
Lay out your square wrap, mix the tomato purée and garlic and spread evenly on to the wrap.
Add the rest of the ingredients. Top with cheese and cook for about 8 minutes. Easy peasy!! I eat with salad and sweet chilli sauce (1pp per tbsp). Yummy!!

And here's some pictures. I'll admit, it doesn't look great, but it tastes amazing!

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Girl's Night Out

Just a quick post to show you the outfits we wore on our night out! I also wore the same dress on a night out with my fiancé (he insisted as he hadn't seen me in it before). This is the first time I have felt good on a night out in a looooooooooong time! The dress was so flattering, hid all the lumps and bumps. Every girl needs a dress she feels great in. Lets hope I can find something else on Friday. Me and Kayleigh are going shopping as it is my friend, Kirsty's, birthday this weekend so we're going out for cocktails! Woo!

 Me and Dave. These are my favourite earrings EVER from New Look. I also spent ages in Selfridges and Boots searching for an eyeshadow to match and finally got this one by Rimmel. Part of a set of 4 and cost around £6. Worth it me thinks!
 This dress was £46 from Topshop. I love it soooooooooo much!
 Kayleigh got this amazing playsuit from ASOS for £28. I'm so jealous and may have to get one myself!
My fail-safe studded ankle boots from Littlewoods and Kayleigh's sexy Iron Fist wedges xx

Bad times :(

Hi guys!! Totally off topic but I need to vent! I work in construction as a Technical Estimator. We have lost the bid for the contract I work on so I have been told that basically I have 2 options. I can be TUPE’d over to the company that won the contract but they are based in Leeds (I’m in Manchester). They’d have to give me the same pay and a company car (which I have now) but they can change my terms and conditions and put me on 90 or 30 days notice and maybe get rid of me if they like. Or I could stay here and do a different role. £4k less than what I am on now, no car and no fuel card. Petrol will cost me £150 a month to get here, I haven’t been driving long so insurance will be £200 plus the drop in pay…I’d be about £500 worse off a month. Neither are very good options. Oh and I’d have to buy a car with my zero money! I’ll probably have to cancel my holidays to pay for a car :( I know there are people worse off than me but I thought I was sorted money-wise. I had loads of plans and was going to get a house and get married…..and now I can’t afford anything! So I am a very angry Zoe today! I feel sick and I just want to go home :(

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Happy Mother's Day!!!!

Happy Mother's Day everyone! I spent today at my mum's house with my Mum, Dad, Nana, sister Kayleigh and brothers Coby and Finn. I cooked everyone a Sunday lunch (Weight Watchers version for me, Kay and mum) which was lovely and we got loads for 11 ProPoints! Then just settled down to watch TV. Nice and relaxing. I love spending time with my family :)

So here's what I wore today. Went a bit more rocky as I feel like I can get away with more masculine clothes when I have hair extensions in (don't ask me why! lol).

 You may notice that the military boots appear quite often over the next few posts. They were nabbed off my sister and she'll want them back soon but I love them so much!
 These shorts are from George @ Asda. I love vintage style, light, scruffy looking jeans and when I get to my target weigh I fully intend on getting some amazing ones (I may have mentioned I am not allowed to buy clothes now except for holiday until I get to target? Eep!)
 This is an Amplified Guns 'N' Roses tshirt (my favourite band of all time). It is one my sister's boyfriend was throwing out so I rescued it, cut it up a bit to make it more girlie and tucked it in my shorts (it's quite long!) Love it!!
I have a tights obsession and must have gone through about 30 pairs this winter! But this pair I got from The Clothes Show in Birmingham and have managed not to ruin yet (but you probably wouldn't be able to tell it i'd ripped them!) They're Henry Holland and are still on sale online.

Saturday, 17 March 2012

I'm Back!!!

Hi everyone!! I have not blogged for nearly a year now and the reason simply is that...I was too embarrassed. I'm not a slim girl anyway but I put on about 10lbs and in general felt too bad about my appearance to be able to post photos of myself on the internet. Every time I saw a picture of myself I'd get upset. Daft, I know but I have always struggled with confidence and I've been through a seriously rough patch for a while now. Anyway on a happy note I started Weight Watchers on 6th Jan 2012 and have lost 19lbs in 10 weeks. I still have another 3 stone to go to get to goal so I have a long road ahead of me but I just feel happier now I am more in control of my life and my weight.

Here's some pictures of what I wore today. It was nice and sunny earlier but now, in true Manchester fashion, it has started to pour down which will play havoc with my instant tan later!

Some of you little detectives out there may have noticed....I've changed my hair! Well spotted! Haha! I started to go blonde just before Christmas as, as much as I loved the red, I got sick of having to dye it every week and my whole bathroom being dyed pink including the vast majority of my towels, a few dressing gowns, 2 bath mats, some clothes and on one occasion my dog, Melody.

Oh and I'd also like to apologise for my terrible photography. There's rarely anyone about to take my pictures and I can't take any in nice locations because it's always raining :( Bare with me. We might have a nice day in summer that I can take a few pics!

 This dress is from a cheap shop near me. I don't even know what the shop is called. It's one of those that pops up and closes a week later when it realises how rubbish my town centre is! Haha. It was only £7 though. Bargain!
 A close of of the lace on the dress (which sold it to me) and my military boots (now caked in mud because I took Melody on a walk thinking the field was dry. It wasn't.)
 My new hair!!!!!!!!!!!!
 Eyelure individual eyelashes which I do myself. Takes me ages but this was the third time I've done them now and it's getting easier!
 Wore my trusty leather jacket from Littlewoods. I'll be gutted when this is too big for me :(
 I saw how to paint leopard nails on Super Scrimpers the other night and decided to try it as I am a bit bored of french manicures. Didn't go perfect as I had to use liquid eyeliner instead of an eyeliner pen but it's a good first attempt and I love them!
 My red lipstick by Barry M. I never used to wear lipstick as I always wore a lot of eye make-up. Now I only wear lashes so I thought I would start experimenting with lipsticks! This is my fave as it's a really bright, in your face red.