Thursday, 31 October 2013

October on my mind

 

Wow, what a fantastic month this has been! I feel as if I say that every month and maybe I'm just easy to please but on the other hand, if you're able to appreciate the small things - there's sure to be something good about every day. I really have had so many things to appreciate in October - first of all I've celebrated 200 blog followers on both GFC and Bloglovin', which was a huge milestone for me. I never thought for a minute that I would get that far and all the support I've received just encourages me to keep going.

I spent a wonderful afternoon at Jo Malone's at John Lewis in Southampton, learning more about their products and the approach to layering different scents, to create something very unique just for you. If was an eye opener and a real learning experience, that's made me question how I have approached perfumes up until, and as crazy as it may sound - blind testing is the best way to find something that you genuinely like, for the right reason - the scent itself.

One of the most exciting things that happened this month was that I had the privilege of spending a day behind the scenes at QVC (a TV shopping channel where you can buy products that are demonstrated), visiting the Gatineau Salon and the shows to celebrate 17th anniversary of being available on QVC. Since I have used Gatineau for many years I actually also spent an hour in front of the camera as a guest on the show, talking about my experience as a "real client and user" of some of the products that were demonstrated that day. It was an amazing experience, that I'm so lucky to have had.

Last but not least it was also my birthday this month, and Him Indoors had organised a little surprise for me that involved a nice hotel, champagne, great food and a visit to the zoo! How well Him Indoors knows me - as an animal lover I couldn't have spent my birthday a better way than in the company of Big Cats; snow leopards, leopards, cheetahs and tigers, and there will be a post soon with some pictures from the day.

I hope you have all had a great month as well, and what do you know - today it's only 54 days left to Christmas... not that I'm keeping track or anything...

58 comments:


  1. Hi what a cute nice blog honey you have.....My name is Paola I am a Blogger based in italy and I was wandering if we could follow each other GFC and bloglovin.
    Let me know I will follow you back!!!

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    1. Hi Paola, thank you so much for visiting and for your lovely comment - sure I'm following you now. Hope you'll visit again soon! Happy Halloween! Xx

      http://makeupbycandlelight.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. I'm following you back darling!!! Keep in touch!!!
    Happy Halloween!

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  3. Oh I love QVC I bet that was a really interesting day.

    Victoria
    FlorenceandMary.com

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    1. Hi Victoria - it was a great day, and everyone was so lovely! :o). Xx

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    1. Thanks a million - same to you! I feel very unprepared - I haven't bought any sweets yet or even done my nails in the cat style I had planned... Aarrgghh :o). Xx

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  5. Your pictures are lovely. Happy Halloween.
    -Ru
    Blushed

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    1. Thank you so much, that's really lovely of you! Happy Halloween and hope you'll visit again soon :o). Xx

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  6. Aw, it sounds like you've had a fab October with some really lovely things happening. Being guest on QVC must have been very exciting! Hope you have a great Halloween to top off your lovely month! xx

    The Miss Beauty Saver Blog

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    1. Thank you so much, I hope you have a great day too - I'll try not to eat all the sweets I've just bought :o). Xx

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  7. How cool to be a part of QVC love shopping through them. HAPPY HALLOWEEN DOLL.
    http://tifi11.blogspot.com

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    1. Happy Halloween to you too - have a great spooky night! Xx

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  8. This looks amazing!
    http://crystalcosmicchic.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting and for the lovely comment! I love your outfits - great style! Hope you'll visit again soon :o). Xx

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  9. I love your bloog, and this post!! Hope you have a nice Halloween Beauty!!! Xx

    New post: http://betweenmyclothes.blogs.elle.es

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    1. Thank you so much, that's really nice of you. Have joined your blog and hope you'll visit again soon :o)! Have a great Halloween! :o). Xx

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  10. Ooh sounds like you've had a really successful month! Congratulations on all your followers :) your blog is lovely & you deserve it! sure it won't be long before you have loads more xxx

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    1. That is so lovely of you, thank you VERY MUCH! it's hard work sometimes, but all the wonderful support makes it so worth it :o). Have a Happy Halloween :o)! Xx

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  11. Congrats on achieving your follower milestone; you have a great blog!

    How exciting spending a day behind the scenes at QVC & showcasing your experiences. Sounds like you've had a fantastic October.

    Happy Belated Birthday to you from us :-)

    x Roch & Tash x
    www.next-route-style.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Hello ladies, thank you so so much :o), it was a really great day! Xx

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  12. Love your blog post photos! xx This post was really enjoyable and congrats on all the followers! You really deserve them! x

    Love Sim x

    www.beautywithsimmy.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Hello Simmy and thank you so much for visiting! That's really lovely of you, thank you, hope you'll visit again soon. Have a great Halloween :o). Xx

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  13. Happy halloween lovely, It was a great month for my blog as well, growing slowly.
    Thanks for you comment and loved your blog x

    tuttifruttibyam.blogspot.com

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    1. Hello Ana, thank you so much for visiting and for leaving such a sweet comment too :o). Have a great Halloween and hope you'll visit again soon :o). Xx

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    1. Hello my dear - Happy Halloween to you too, hope you've got your scary outfit sorted for tonight - I'm so last minute it'll have to be cat inspired I think :o). Xx

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  15. Happy Halloween

    Chadlen
    http://chezmoibychadlen.blogspot.gr/

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    1. Happy Halloween to you too - have a great and fun evening :o). Xx

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  16. Happy belated birthday, it sounds like the boy did very good bless him - what an amazing surprise! xx

    Gemma | Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. Thank you so much Gemma - he did, he knows me so well :o). Xx

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  17. Sounds like a very lovely month indeed :) congrats on so many accomplishments!

    sundaysgrace.blogspot

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    1. That's really nice of you - thank you, I feel incredibly fortunate this month! Xx

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  18. What a fab month you have had! and such a lovely treat for your birthday, brownie points for him indoors :)

    Hope November is just as fab for you!

    Paula at Beauty Lover

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    1. Hello Paula, thank you so much, it was a wonderful surprise for sure! Hope you have a great Halloween :o). Xx

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  19. Wow! You HAVE had an amazing month! I hope the next one is just as awesome for you! :D

    Voyage of the MeeMee

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    1. That's very nice of you - thanks a million! Have a lovely spooky Halloween! Xx

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  20. Nice pic of pumpkin. And happy halloween, of course :)
    Would you like to follow each other? Just let me know on my blog. :) fashionhapenss.blogspot.sk

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    1. Thank you very much, and the same to you. Sure that would be lovely - following you now and hope to see you back again here soon. Xx

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    2. Thank you for your comment. I´m your new follower. Keep in touch. :)

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    1. Hello Emma - thank you so much! Have a great Halloween :o) and hope you'll visit again soon! Xx

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    1. Hiya Anna, thanks a million! Have a Happy Halloween :o). Xx

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  23. October was not the best month so I am happy to be moving forward into November (:

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    1. Oh no, I'm sorry to ear that, I hope November turns out better for you :O) Xx

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  24. Happy birthday! You are doing great with your blog. I can't believe you are doing it part-time and still managing to write a post every day. Well impressed!!! Well done!

    Min

    http://www.minsbeautyequipment.com/

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    1. That's so lovely of you, thank you VERY much -. it takes a lot of organising that's for sure :O). Xx

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  25. great post! would you like to follow eachother?
    xx
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much Daniella. Sure that would be great - I already follow you on Bloglovin' but if it doesn't show up, let me know and I'll follow again. Hope you had a great Halloween :o). Xx

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