Good Friends Are Like Stars

31 January 2012

 

How was your weekend? I had an especially great weekend thanks to two of my lovely friends. We headed to The Restaurant, Bar & Grill, which not so surprisingly is a restaurant, bar and urrrmmm....grill?! Did the name give it away?! We started our evening early (very early in fact - 4pm) as we knew we'd have loads to catch up on.

Since I just got my Miu Miu bag I decided I'm going to try to make the most of the fairly extensive wardrobe I already have for a while! So I chose to wear my snakeskin print tunic dress with leggings. The leggings were because, quite honestly...it is indecent as a dress! Plus, this was supposed to just be a casual dinner and a drink or two. I should have known a girls reunion would never end up just like that!

Deborah Lippmann 'Happy Birthday' & Nars 'Night Rider'. Necklace - Freedom @ Topshop. Studded Bangle - F21.
Dinner Date - Restaurant, Bar & Grill, Leeds.
Wine with Deborah Lippmann 'Happy Birthday' layered over Nars 'Night Rider'.
Wine turns to cocktails...
...and cocktails turn to shots.
And so, on to the next bar we go...
Sky Lounge at Double Tree Hotel, Leeds
Blankets, cocktails and wine on the rooftop deck. Cold but cool!
We headed on to two more bars after this...so much for the casual dinner and a couple of drinks! 

Living abroad in Korea has plenty of perks but it's wonderful to be home with old friends for a while, laughing and catching up. There's a saying, 'good friends are like stars, you don't always see them but you know they'll always be there', it's so true. I've been away over two and a half years but it feels like I never left.

What did you do this weekend? Leave a link to your post if you blogged about it, I'd love to see where everyone's been!

xxx


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66 comments:

  1. I am in LOVE with that glitter nail polish! How can you not smile every time you look down at your nails?! So fun. I need to get something like that ASAP. I wonder if OPI has something similar?

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    1. I do smile! Honestly, I have to stop myself staring at my fingers and moving them around to make them twinkle.

      I think OPI's 'Rainbow connection' is the most similar. It's a bit more silvery but almost a complete dupe!

      x

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  2. Those raspberry cocktails look amazing!

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    1. They were, dangerously! They tasted more like fruit juice than something alcoholic, I could happily drink them non-stop :)

      x

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  3. im SO JEALOUS of your polish!! its amazing. sounds like you ladies had a great time, i can't wait to join you for a cyber cocktail after i have my baby ;-)

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    1. You can't have long left to wait now! Is it about 9 weeks? I'm sure you must be so excited, for the arrival of your baby that is, not because you can drink again! I think a glass of champagne would be in order then though! Have a real celebration! :)

      x

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  4. OMG the glitter polish *drool* :)

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  5. the polish is gorgeous! looked like you had a lot of fun and the restaurant looks so chic!

    xoxo
    Marla

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  6. You all look so glam ^.^ I love that nail combo

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  7. Hi, I love your snakeskin print tunic dress! Your blog is really cute and I am your newest follower :)
    Follow me back?

    xoxo,
    Paris

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  8. Lovely photo's, seemed like a great night out! I havn't been to Leeds since I was about 12, really have to plan a city break next time I'm home!

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    1. Its a pretty good city, if you ever visit and need some recommendations just let me know!

      x

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  9. You look gorgeous, the nails are fantastic! How does the NARS polish wear - long lasting?

    I'll post about my weekend tomorrow if you want to take a look!

    The doll on fashion

    Really love your blog x

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    1. Thanks hun!

      I haven't tried many Nars polishes but this one in particular seems to wear pretty well. It doesn't chip off my nails but does wear away along the end of the nail after a couple of days.

      Definitely post about your weekend, I always like reading what people do with theirs!

      x

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  10. MMM cocktails! Look yummy! You look lovely!!
    xxx

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  11. love your nail polish!
    xxx

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  12. sounds like you had a great time. The sky lounge looks amazing, but freezing!

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  13. You all look amazing and what sassy nails! Sounds like a perfect evening.x

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  14. Nice post!!!
    xoxoxo
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  15. I love posts that above nights out AND still incorporate the fashion and beauty side. That nail varnish is awesome! x

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  16. Looks like you had a fun weekend! I love that nail polish. And the Restaurant bar and grill looks like a fun place. :)

    xx Jessica

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  17. i love the nail polish, can it be purchased in the uk, or us only? xx

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    1. Both of the nail polishes can be purchased in the UK yes. You can get Deborah Lippmann from House of Fraser or via Amazon (thats how I got my set). Nars have an online shop you can use and that also shows locations of shops that sell it too. Think Space N.K always sells NARS products.

      x

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  18. Love those nails! I have yet to try something like that. I'm such a plain Jane!

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  19. great nail polish love it :)

    u look great!!!

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  20. i'm so glad i found your blog, such a nice read. i'm glad you had a good time with your friends - you're all bloody gorgeous! cannot wait a night where a casual drink turns in to numerous cocktails, always the best. sure it'd been said but i love the polish too, it's lovely. xx

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  21. The food looks delicious! Love your bag and your nails, so cute! Looks like you had a lovely weekend with friends.

    -Rachel :)
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  22. you girls look so beautiful!

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  23. Absolutely LOVE the nail colour, it is actually amazing!
    You girls all look gorgeous!!
    xx


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  24. cute nails xx

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  26. Love that nail glitter, I have a similar one! Great photos, looks like it was a beautiful night.

    x Michelle | thefeatherden.net

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  27. Hey you, it's me again :) Thank you for responding, and commenting my post.
    A little thought came to my mind.... I would love to follow you here on blogspot, would you then follow me with bloglovin??? Because I don't really have GFC, anymore :)
    - Thank you, hope you will follow me and the little world I describe by myself.
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  28. That restaurant is incredible.

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  29. omg these nails are amaaazing:) lovem!
    your photos are gorgeous x

    Love,
    Nee
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  30. Wow, the restaurant looks fab and it seems like you guys had loads of fun! Love it!

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    xx

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  31. you are all pretty ladies!! feel free to check my blog and follow if you want! thank you!

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  32. Love the layering job on the nail polish. The combination works perfectly!

    xo
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  33. Great and fun! Every time better!

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  34. love the topshop necklace :) looks like you had a great night!

    bridgid x

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  35. Such lovely photos! And I am in love with those nails!

    See Me Rwar

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  36. Hi, beautiful girls and beautiful pics and such a great nail polish!hughs Anja

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  37. You look gorgeous!:)
    Lovely nail polish :)

    I just started to follow you with GFC!
    Hope you'll follow me back :)

    xoxo, Oana

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    1. Thanks for following, i'll check out your site now!

      Glad you like the polish, it's my current fave I think.

      x

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  38. looks like you had a lot of fun w/ good friends! and i <3 the polish!! :)

    ~Hilary~

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  39. you look amazing! Really enjoying your blog and am your newest follower

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    1. Thank you and thanks for following too :)

      x

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  40. Omg I want that polish!!!!!

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  41. Beautiful photos.. looks like a great weekend! I am loving your nail polish! xo

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  42. I love the look of the sky lounge!! It looks like a lot of fun
    Carissa xx

    Vanilla Crush Blog

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  43. love the nails
    megha
    http://meghafashionista.blogspot.com

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  44. looks like great night out!! love your nails idea, and I need to try it!!
    xxo

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  45. OMG those nails!!!!!

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  46. Looks like such a lovely girls night out. Just found your blog and it's lovely!

    Emma xo
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  47. waooo I love this pics! this restaurant is amazing!!!

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  48. OMG I adore the nails - they are literally genius!!
    Axx

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  49. Nails are sooo pretty <3
    xoxo

    Lara

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  50. first of all .. you look gorgeous!
    i am loving that purse ..


    now .. that appetizer omg ...
    AMAZING ... i am so hungry now

    and i tought it was the coolest thing
    ever that you get to chill up there with
    a blanket and a cocktail haha ♥


    i am glad you had a good time



    xoxo
    Melina ♥
    www.onlyaflightaway.blogspot.com

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  51. LOVE those nails!!! :) And your blog!!

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    x

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  52. Wow! Super duper cool nails that is!!!

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  53. your nails look amazing!

    You are stunning btw

    x

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  54. it is the mosttt gorgeous nail polish i have ever seen!!! And you are right about the stars thakfully we got them!!!

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