let the good times roll.

i saw this idea a while ago on Pinterest, and was instantly interested. i didn't re-pin it, so i'm afraid i can't send credit to anyone in particular, but i think it's such a cool thing to do for the new year. i'm going to be putting up my new year's resolutions tomorrow, and although this isn't a resolution as such this will be included.
i honestly had no clue what to call this post, so sorry if you're reading this post clueless.

you will need:
a jar
a pen
some paper
it's such a simple thing to motivate yourself to do, but you basically take a jar (any jar, any size, it can have a lid or not) and whenever something good happens you just write it down and put it inside.
it's such a simple idea, but then when you're feeling sad, orat the end of the year you can reflect on all the good times you've had. it can be as small as a good exam result, or more blog followers; it's all positive!
so this was just a quick post today, but i thought this was such a cute idea i had to hare with you all! please comment below if you're thinking of doig this, or something similair :)
bye, and have a good last day of 2012!!
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christmas goodies+festive summary

hello lovelys,
i hope you all had a great christmas, and as promised, here is a little summary of mine. i didn't take too many pictures on the day, so the ones i have to show you are mainly christmas trees, and now looking the picture of my presents looks very bright and surreal in contrast!
before i start i'd like to say that i am definitely not gloating or bragging, but i love to read these posts and i think everyone like to have a cheeky little nose at what people have received, even i they don't like to admit it! so i am definitely not showing off, it's the last thing i'd want to do... but here are some pictures!
christmas tree on christmas eve

gorgeous festive wood burner at my great-aunties

christmas tree at my grandparents on the day after boxing day (?)... and my sock!

amazing festive display at a hotel (taken on my phone-sorry about the blurring)

cutest little face ever

some of the gifts i recieved!
i had an amazing christmas this year. i didn't really know what i wanted so mainly got little gifts from my family, and then some money and a stocking from my parents. i got quite a few clothes but they are impossible to photograph so they will hopefully be shown in an ootd soon! i also got quite a few nail varnishes but they didn't fit in the grid and two have already been featured (this post) so i thought i'd leave them out, and can do a seperate post if requested!
i thought i'd show you some of the smaller, more unique gifts i received so...

really big words trivia quiz (stocking)
owl necklace (parents)
l'occitane almond shower oil (grandparents!)
divine dogs puzzle game (stocking)
cath kidston purse (great auntie and uncle)
jack wills 'english velvet' soap and sephora 'lagoon' bath fizz (stocking)
sass&belle owl decoration (stocking)
dog brooch (brother)
monsoon picture frame (family friends)

so that is just a snippet of the things i received! i mainly showed you smaller gifts and stocking fillers but i just had to put my new purse in there. isn't she a beaut? i've wanted a cath kidston purse for sooo long, and i'm soooo pleased with it! i got some goofy things, like the dogs game but it's all in the
name of festivity, eh? and i've been wanting that shower oil for aages, though why my mum asked my grandparents to get it i'll never know!
i had an amazing christmas, and please link your festive summaries down below for me to read, as they're my favourite type of post to read!
i should have some new year themed posts headed your way tomorrow but for now, bye!!
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Loving and lusting #4

Sorry I've missed a couple of these loving and lusting posts, but with being ill and having Christmas I feel I kind of had an excuse! I'm back this week, although I do have a confession to make. I was looking through my favorite websites online, and I just couldn't really find anything I wanted clothing wise! I just got everything I wanted for Christmas. But I searched and searched, and although some may say it's not strictly clothes here is the first item on my wishlist this week...
1- clothes.
This headband from Topshop is just gorgeous. I think knitted headbands look so cute in the colder months, especially in January and February when we're not feeling festive, just cold. If you're a regular reader of my blog you can probably tell how much I love the colour burgundy by now so this definitely follows that pattern...
2- beauty.
One thing I have decided recently is I need to take more care over my eyebrows. My hair follows my Italian genes so my eyebrows are very bushy and wild. Normally I just fill in the ends where the hair is a bit more sparse and thin, and then use a clear MUA mascara but a tinted brow gel would just make putting my makeup on in the morning so much easier. This one is expensive, but I've heard so many good things about Anastasia as a brand I'm sure it would be worth it.
3- random.
I saw Gemma mention this book in her latest haul video recently, and was instantly drawn in. It's definitely the kind of geeky thing I find interesting, but I think it would be perfect for flicking through when I'm bored and would look great on my shelf! And you can see how boring the fonts I use are... (picture) It's also great that the fonts come on a CD to use, which would be great for blogging. I assure you I wouldn't read this as a bedtime story though, so don't be worried.
As always, I hope you enjoyed this post, and hopefully I'll be back tomorrow for a new post, we shall see...
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Festive party nails!

Hi everyone!
I hope you all had a great Christmas, and got everything you wished for and overall had lots of fun! I certainly did, and thought I would show you what's on my nails at the moment!
This is such a simple and quick style to put on your nails, but still has all the glitter and festive colours you may want for New Year. Obviously the colours may not go with your outfit, but you could easily swap them out to match.
Sorry if the pink nail looks weird, I was rushing out the door and it was still wet when I took it!
I actually thought Jem (the glitter) was red when I first saw it on the Topshop website. I put it over Raspberry to make it more opaque and it was pink! But i can rock pink and green, I'm fine with that...
Anyway, Jem is an absolutely gorgeous glitter. The light kept reflecting off in weird ways so I couldn't take a photo of it, but the chunks of glitter in it are amazing. There are different sizes and... just everybody get yourself to Topshop asap.
Jem and Peacock green were both Christmas presents, and I love the green equally as much as Jem. It's such a gorgeous festive colour, and Mavala is such a lovely brand in general; there little bottles are soo cute!
I think I've rambled well enough about my nails for one post so goodbye! I hope you've enjoyed this post, it's my first nailsy one so let me know what you thought! I'll hopefully be popping up a small selection of my Christmas presents up in a post soon so watch out for that!
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Merry Christmas!!!

Merry Christmas everyone!!
I hope you all have a great Christmas!!
(image: weheartit.com)


My Week #1

Hi everyone!
Before I start with this post I'd like to apologise for being absent for the last week with my blog. I came down ill, and I won't go into the details but I just couldn't summon up the energy to do anything, even my loving and lusting post. So I've kind of missed the boat for Christmas gift suggestions now, there go my taken pictures. But I'll try and put up some Christmassy posts, look out for those!
Anyway, I thought I would make it a feature on my blog to put up instagram pictures each week, as a summary post. This first post is a week and a half bonus one as I've been ill but usually it will just be the week.
Username: fuchsiaforest
Revision boredom/ more revision boredom/ Christmassy bedroom/ Reindeer decorChristmas card making chaos/ Carluccio's Fiorentina hot chocolate/ yoghurt and raspberries for breakfast/ cheese on toast/ cute Christmas cards/ santa!/ article saying the sun is coming in England (yup, really)/ festive presents for my friends/ festive and rustic wrapping from Waitrose/ German grammar haul/ following Tanya and Jim's advice/ hair stuff!
I always say any feedback is good feedback so let me know your thoughts on this post! My instagram isn't the prettiest of feeds, but my excuse is I've been ill! Also, if you have any festive requests let me know as I'm a bit stuck now I've missed the gift guide boat!
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key to my heart.

Hi everyone,
Today I thought I'd put up an outfit of the day for you. I was thinking about this the other day, and I probably prefer fashion to beauty, but I just find it so much easier to take beauty pictures. I don't know what I find so difficult about taking outfit photos, I think I'm just a generally awkward person!
Anyway, I wore this outfit on Sunday and I thought it was really nice and simple, but loved that it was like key to my heart, with the necklace and jumper.
Jumper- Whisper/ Skirt- Miss Selfridge/ Shoes- Clark's/ Necklace- Unknown
(I can't find the exact colour for the brogues but the link sends you to the brown pair of the same style)
(Also, the skirt is the link to petites. I am very tall, and definitely not petite with skirts [length!] but this is perfectly fine for me)
I bought this skirt a while ago for a concert, because I just love the skater trend. This probably wouldn't be the colour I would usually choose but I've worn it a ridiculous amount. I love the way it can make an outfit that bit smarter, yet still casual.
I know it's annoying when this happens in an outfit post, but the jumper isn't a widely available item, I'm afraid. I bought it in January this year from a stall at Spitalfields market. The label in it says Whisper, but I just think it's a really nice lighter jumper and the colours are quite unique and so autumnal.
Again, I'm not quite sure where the necklace is from as I brought it from a stand at the ideal home show Christmas show. However, it's a pretty simple design that should be easy to pick up a version of in other shops. Although I do think this is a lovely brushed antique gold colour.
And the shoes. The glorious, beautiful, oxblood brogues. I love how they make the outfit that bit preppy, yet still on-trend because of the gorgeous colour. And because they're Clark's they're really comfortable.
So I hope you all enjoyed this kind of shaky outfit post, please let me know what you thought!
*Just thought I'd add that I now have tumblr! I thought it would be a nice addition to the fuchsiaforest network and a lot of my favourite bloggers use it so I decided to jump on the bandwagon! The link is below*
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Loving and lusting... #3 The Christmas Special

Hi lovelys!
Sorry about the lack of posts this week. I don't really have an excuse but the pictures I had taken last weekend had turned out badly, and I can only take pictures at the weekend because of getting back from school when it's already dark. I was going to put a gift guide up, but thought it was a bit weird to do that as well as this wishlist post.
So this is the Christmas edition!! It's not such a gift guide but more of things on my Christmas list that are Christmasy!

For this post, I had to choose a Christmas jumper for my clothing item. There was no other option. I really love baggy jumpers like this one and although it is men's I think it's quite almost stylish, and I like it for the ability to wear it after the festive period. Maybe. I also really love the colours. I would like a cheesy Christmas primark jumper as well, but we don't have a primark near us so havn't been able to get one yet. It's quite pricy at £30 but my brother has one of their jumpers and it's so cozy. (He wasn't too happy when he saw me trying it on though.) This one is more of a sweatshirt, so a little bit different.

I struggled a bit for this one, as there are so many beautiful Christmas collections out this year. But eventually I decided, following Anna's lead. (I make this sound as if I've bought these. I havn't.) The essie winter 2012 minis collection. I really like how there are colours that could be worn way into summer, as well as the traditional festive glitters. I particularly love 'leading lady', the gorgeous sparkly burgundy. I can't actually find the set anywhere so the link is for the full sized bottles I'm afraid.

Ok, this week's really is random, but I just thought it was so cute and festive, and will put a smile on your face every time you use it. I also think almost everyone (definitely in England, I'm not sure if they have it in other counties?) knows the saying. It's also pretty affordable and would be a really nice gift.

Hope you've enjoyed, bye!xx

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Loving and lusting... #2

Hi lovelys!!
Today I have my second instalment for loving and lusting for you. If you didn't see last week's post the link is here, where I explain the premises of the feature.
I love the look of this t-shirt. I wear t-shirts all the time, as I dance so they are perfect for wearing with leggings. I think the design is so cute, and the colour is quite unique but I love it. This top is on my Christmas list, so I'm hoping! It is quite expensive, but I think it's worth it.
I've seen quite a lot of beauty bloggers rave about this product, and it looks gorgeous. It's basically a hair oil, but my hair is feeling a bit neglected at the moment, and my frizz is just unbearable so I'm hoping it will fix-if not help- it. Just so you know, it's the rich oil I'm looking at, not the normal. This is also on my Christmas list.
I'm really loving Taylor Swift at the moment, I'm not sure how. I just seem to have rekindled my love for her music!And guess what? Her new album, Red... on my Christmas list! Yeah, so all I have to say is really that I love her upbeat and slower music, and think she's so gorgeous!
So I hope you all enjoyed this, see you soon!
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