Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Are you PINterested??

Today I joined PINterest after reading a few blogs and seeing it's name crop up.. I LOVE it! It is SO addictive! Going to populate my Pin Boards tonight I think!

I think Social  Networking has come such a long way recently and it great to have such a wide range of avenues for people to express themselves and share likes and dislikes with virtual pals! I love looking at ideas and seeing how people work with the same things I like so PINterest is perfect for me. 

I particularly love seeing Nail Art and hearing about new products from normal people and not being sucked in by the Marketing Garb!

Are any of you on PINterest? My username is sweetiesal (obvs) so add me, befriend me, pin me whatever it is you are supposed to do! :o)
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Thursday, 8 March 2012

STOP Kony 2012

Apologies for jumping on the bandwagon.. but last night I watched the Stop Kony 2012 video and it's not often that I am genuinely moved by something but I was in tears fairly early on during the 30 minute video.

This man - Joseph Kony (who is based in Africa) is SICK. It is an absolute disgrace that this animal has been left to create such devastation and commit the crimes against children for over 20 years. He recruits Children into his 'Army' by snatching them in the night and if they fight he kills them or tortures them.. not by his own hands but by making the other children do it.  

He forces them, the child soldiers, to mutilate faces, shoot people, kill THEIR OWN PARENTS and Joseph snatches little girls as sex slaves and is a monster that needs to be stopped. 

It is estimated in his 20 year crusade he has captured as many as 30,000 children.

I urge you to watch the video: CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO

What we need to do is MAKE KONY FAMOUS. If he is famous, he will no longer be able to hide behind the anonymity that he currently enjoys. People don't know what he is doing, I didn't know and had a very rude awakening to it when I watched the video. We need to come together and publicise the plight of these children and work together to help make a difference.


I bet you are thinking well how can we possibly do anything to change anything and I will be honest in normal circumstances I am guilty of having the same thoughts.. sometimes a problem can seem so enormous that I think to myself what can I do? I am only me and I'm not in the media and I'm not in the public eye, how can I do anything? And the answer is actually, yes we can. Once you watch the video you will understand more about how we can help. But basically by keeping the Stop Kony Campaign active and talked about then people won't be able to forget and the people in power will be pressured into DOING SOMETHING because that is what the people want.

We can make a difference. On the night of April 20th each City across the world is being set the challenge to plaster the posters and spread the word so that if by some reason people have not heard about Kony by that point, they will wake up go about their business and have the name Joseph Kony right slap bang in front of their faces. 

I am really pleased that Manchester and Cheshire appears to be sitting up and taking notice, I have read this article from Mancunian Matters this morning and I am encouraged that there are definitely others who want to get on board. So what are you waiting for, I can bet that most of you have facebook, post the video, on twitter? Post the video! Talk to your friends, get involved and HELP MAKE KONY FAMOUS!!!!
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Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Tuesday Night Chillout


Tonight I did my weekly ritual of reading the new Look Magazine.. Painted my nails and I am still drooling over Blair's Wedding from Gossip Girl!

Decided to brighten up my nails with my favourite OPI Nail Polish, Cajun Shrimp. I got the 'Best of the Best Collection' for Christmas and they are fab! It's brings together 10 of OPI's best sellers and all of the colours are amazing! I had the large bottles of a few but it was also nice to try a few that I probably would normally have never picked up.

My weekly treat of Look Magazine never fails to disappoint :o)

Did any of you see the Wedding on Gossip Girl?? It was so beautiful.. Wasn't so sure about the minion's bridesmaid dresses but Serena's was stunning. Blair's wedding dress was just amazing too.. Sent it to my BFF tonight as I can totally see her in something like that when she gets married!
Without spoiling the ending for anyone I was very shocked and a little disappointed.. They need to just be together already!!!!

Anyways best get my beauty sleep xoxo
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Sunday, 4 March 2012

All that Glitters...

So I figured that here, amongst friends and like minded people I can admit to my obsession... Jewellery and Accessories.

I am quite a fan of wearing a fairly plain outfit and then adding pieces to make it look less... no imagination to classic with a twist!

My mum bought me the jewellery cupboard which doubles up as a full length mirror from QVC and it is amazing.. Possibly the best furniture invention apart from the walk in wardrobe!

So as you can see it is an aladdin's cave full of rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings.. How do you keep your jewellery safe and organised??
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Friday, 2 March 2012

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