MN Vogue - vol 13

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shopafrolic Wed 12-Jun-13 18:24:08

It might be unlucky for some but vol 13 is open to all who want to chat style, beauty and much more besides. Continued on from here

QueenCadbury Mon 24-Jun-13 20:16:15

linus your outfit sounds lovely. I love your yellow Breton. And I'm very flattered that you bought my nail polishes!

I bought this mavala purple today.

And Foxy DH saw Nadal match which was almost as exciting as seeing Molly from the Saturdays shock who's she? silly old sod!

QueenCadbury Mon 24-Jun-13 20:19:59

dry you do make me laugh! I'm impressed that he knew her name-all the Saturdays look pretty similar to every other girl band member don't they?

QueenC which AIBU are you on? The irony of MN is that they criticise Daily Mail, Liz Jones etc for being judgemental and sometimes I find MN quite the same.

LinusDKD Mon 24-Jun-13 20:34:45

QueenC I love nail polishes but I am so clumsy my manicures look awful. Any tips?

Not quite S&B but can anyone recommend some stylish name tags for children's clothes and shoes?

QueenCadbury Mon 24-Jun-13 20:39:56

dry I'm not telling you as you're a teacher so you may hate me too! I never post normally but I felt like being a bit tongue in cheek and was feeling sorry for the op getting such a flaming. I just managed to turn the flaming onto me and like a muppet kept going back for more grin. Lesson well and truly learnt. Step away from aibu and stick to s&b.

QueenCadbury Mon 24-Jun-13 20:47:57

linus no tips really, it's just been practice. I do 3 strips of polish down each nail, give each coat a chance to dry before doing the next one and then use opi top coat. I find with essie that sometimes you need 3 coats. If I concentrate then I can get my nails looking pretty good. If I'm distracted watching TV/on iPad then they normally look rubbish!

GrumpyOldHorsewoman Mon 24-Jun-13 20:48:23

Good evening all!

Ooooooh, AIBU!?! I learned a long time ago to keep well away from those. I've been a MNer for 10 years and when AIBU was introduced I was amazed at how vicious it was! Steer well clear...

In other news, my striped Ann Taylor dress arrived (yay). I loved it when the extra petite girl styled it hitched up with a belt and a shirt knotted over the top. Bought an XS petite and it's plenty big enough. I was worried it may be too small (only size close to mine available) but I'm glad I couldn't get the bigger size because it would have been far too big. Must remember that for future Ann Taylor purchases.

Had a horrible Monday at work (are there any other kind?) so it was nice to receive the package to lift the gloom a bit.

Ok QueenC I found it, I've got you covered! What a load of annoying people........seem to have forgotten the original question. (I happen to agree with you.)

QueenCadbury Mon 24-Jun-13 20:51:10

Oh, and if I make any mess around the nail I tend to scratch it away in the shower the following morning. I've tried using a cotton bud with nail polish remover but I make more of a mess.

QueenCadbury Mon 24-Jun-13 20:52:33

Who's going to set up up for the next volume...

santamarianovella Mon 24-Jun-13 20:55:04

linus try not on the high street.com. i cant link on phone,you are bound to find it there,lots of lovely hand made stuff,for kids and home.

dry Nadal was really bad today,

queen some people write wacky posts on AIBU,i for one can not post there,although sometimes i get a terrible urge to respond to some of the silliness.

QueenCadbury Mon 24-Jun-13 21:09:27

Anyone been to Marrakech?

linus QueenC orange sticks are what you need to scrape off accidentally smudged wet nail varnish and wipe onto a tissue.

santamarianovella Mon 24-Jun-13 21:15:13

no queen but im positive its boiling this time of year. its on my list though!

Oh linus it was me who recommended the DP maxi tube skirt.....so relieved you like it. Great or the money. Agree about vpl .......

QueenCadbury Mon 24-Jun-13 21:21:12

santa not going now but trying to book for march. Wondered if anyone had hotel recommendations?

And also what will I need to wear?? Should probably think about it now if I need to buy summer stuff. I'm reading that to avoid hassle you should cover shoulders and knees.

LinusDKD Mon 24-Jun-13 21:24:39

Orange sticks, check.

Never been to Marrakech but I would love to go one day.

Thanks santa will have a look at that website.

QueenCadbury Mon 24-Jun-13 21:40:29

linus I use [[http://www.nametag-it.co.uk/ these] for name tags. Not stylish but they just clip in so no sewing required grin

santamarianovella Mon 24-Jun-13 21:45:19

queen many people we know went there,and i think you can wear pretty much what you want.

QueenCadbury Mon 24-Jun-13 21:52:17

Oh santa don't say that. I was hoping for an excuse to go shopping!

santamarianovella Mon 24-Jun-13 21:58:55

queen, shop when you go there,lots of lovely locally made cotton kaftans,and dresses.

QueenCadbury Mon 24-Jun-13 22:03:59

I'm liking that idea!

mignonette Mon 24-Jun-13 22:07:27

OneLittle the Quetiapine and Depixol are total bastards for weight gain. Olanzapine is even worse. I have clients who are on these meds. They sadly all gain weight despite dietician/physio/ sports and exercise input. It is a serious challenge to wanting to stay on meds (do not like the term 'compliance').

Queen I got such a flaming once for daring to question Ruby Wax's opinions re MH issues! Never again....

As for spending.....We work damn hard for our ££ whether it is at work outside the home or by supporting our partners and family inside the home. I do whatever I can to address imbalance whether it be social/economic/political and I try not to flaunt what I buy IRL. But here I feel I can have conversations with like minded women who enjoy the wider subject of fashion and a bit of fun too. And there is much warmth to be had from knowing that out there in the big blue yonder are people who I have a connection with and who I would otherwise have never ever had the chance to 'meet'. The future possibilities are endless. I wuv the interwebby I do.

Queen I have been to Chefchaouen in the Rif Mountains with its beautiful Spanish mosque and Tafroute in the Anti Atlas of Morocco. The latter has THE most spectacular surroundings- deserty Alpine and you can stuff your face on almonds and all things made with as they grow well there. Oualidia on the coast with a lovely lagoon is gorgeous and just along from Casablanca. i haven't been to Marrakech though. I travelled through Morocco during my summer break from university in the mid 80's on a Transalpino 3 month rail pass. Got into great fun and got into great trouble too! Tanned myself into a leather bag (those were the days when we did) and took refuge from the relentless heat in the mountains where it was cool by day and chilly cold by night. Sucked on fresh dates (nothing like the dried ones we have here-even the imported 'fresh) to keep our mouths moist in the dry high mountain air and ate Pastilla, goat and endless little pastries flavoured with mint, orange and almond syrup. My memories do tend to be either food or clothing related!

Linus Re name tags have you looked on Etsy? May be able to commission a design from a craftsperson there.

Grumpy I like the striped Ann Taylor. Very neat and a love a stripe.

Marsha how did the day go?

Barbi Are you on pin by the same name? Will find you xx

QueenCadbury Mon 24-Jun-13 22:22:50

Have set up vol 14

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