Friday, 22 November 2013

Flowers, Freckles, and Fantasy Fire

It feels like it's been months since I last posted some photos up on the blog. Months. Decades, even. It's probably only been a couple of weeks at most in reality, but I suppose in the blogging world a fortnight without selfies, OOTD shots, and snap by snap chronicles of every meal eaten is practically a century. Maybe two.

The short winter days make taking photos in actual daylight tricky for me, as I don't sleep well due to the pain I'm in, and am pretty much nocturnal these days because of that. I haven't actually seen an awful lot of daylight since the clocks changed. Half an hour, here and there. I may be a vampire. I've been trying to normalise my sleeping pattern for the last two years, but it's still being as stubborn as I am! Damn you, pain!

I've barely been out of the pyjamas in the last few weeks, either, because I've been struggling with the pain and feeling like crap, but I'm hoping to get back in to the swing of things soon. I've got a few ideas up my sleeves for pre-Christmas posts, I just need to find my motivation and lose the writer's block to get cracking on them.

For today, though, I thought I'd share a manicure and a few shots from the garden I took back in October...

I've had these photos saved in my folders for weeks now, unsure of what to do with them. I didn't know whether to share or store them.

The nail polish I'm wearing is a Maxfactor Max Effect Mini Nail Polish in Fantasy Fire. It's one of my favourite polishes in my collection, even though it takes four coats for decent coverage and costs £3.99 for a mini bottle. I've gone through a few bottles in the past year, and I allow it as a little treat since you only get about four or five wears out of the bottle. (It's just so pretty!) Although, a coat of it also looks great over other polishes like lilac and red, which is a way of making it go further.

This gorgeous iridescent polish in a mixture of deep purple, violet, blue, red, green, and gold, and it looks pretty in all lights and all seasons. I love wearing it.

Some photos I took in the garden back in October.

It looks prettier next to the purple flowers. Don't ask me what they are. I haven't a clue.

So, I am sorry for the lack of decent posts and the tumble weeds rolling across Polka Spots and Freckle Dots these past few weeks, but I'm sure normal service will resume soon. I hope you don't mind my dull posts for the time being!

Oh, and I'm slowly giving the blog the face lift it desperately needs, so apologies for the appearance while I work on it!


  1. That manicure is fab. And excellent photography. Those purple flowers are so pretty. Loved reading this post, makes me yearn for Summer again!

  2. Fantasy Fire is gorgeous, and so are the flowers. x x

  3. That is such a nice nail colour and lovely photos x

  4. your posts aren't dull! and you are fancying up the blog too, I look forward to what you do, you have a fab blog layout anyway! yes, damn you pain! grrrr we wish it would just sod off! lovely manicures (what a jump there! omg I'm like daytime telly, how awful! I do apologise) x x x

  5. Such pretty nail polish and lovely flowers! Don't be so hard on yourself about the lack of posts - we will be here waiting when you have more energy xoxo

  6. These are beautiful photographs Louise, I hope you feel better soon. xxx

  7. hope your feeling better now lovely I've missed so many of your posts I'm just reading and commenting now xx


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