Loved ones getting hitched and congrats to Cath!

First of all I want to say CONGRATULATIONS to my dear friend (and fellow HELLO! blogger) Catherine Tyldesley on her wonderful news! She is going to be an amazing mummy! We are going to catch up over the next few days because it’s been a while since we last saw each other and I can’t wait to see her and and give her and her bump a big hug :-)

I’ve spent another lovely week chilling out at my new home and just going to the gym occasionally, and getting to know my new neighbourhood.

My new acting job starts next month so I am enjoying this down time as much as possible because it’s going to get very busy for me again in about 4-5weeks.

First of all here’s a picture from a recent shoot I did with the British Heart Foundation.

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It was in conjunction with DFS about a great initiative they have – if you buy a new couch from them they will arrange for your old one to be picked up and sold in one of the British Heart Foundation stores nationwide wide to help raise funds for this worthy cause. I didn’t need this couch anymore when I moved to Essex, so that’s exactly what I did! For more info go t …

http://www.bhf.org.uk/get-involved/how-your-company-can-help/dfs.aspx

I was invited to two weddings over the bank holiday weekend and they were both such lovely days. First of all Mark was an usher at his friend Nick’s wedding to partner Ella, this was on the Saturday – here’s Mark (looking very dapper) and I.

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Then we drove up to Manchester late on Saturday night to attend my stepbrother Craig’s wedding to Stacie on the Sunday…

Here’s me in a summery Lipsy dress giving my daddy Mike a hug, and one of me with one of the guests who happened to be wearing one of my Lipsy Love Michelle dresses! I was so chuffed and thought she looked gorgeous in it!

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You can still get it for £60 from www.lipsy.co.uk

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And here’s me with Mark :-) I’m really looking forward to him doing Strictly and will be so proud of him. He’s going to train really hard, I bet the competition will be fierce this series!

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Before both weddings I enjoyed some much needed pamper time. First of all I had LVL lashes done by a great beauty therapist called Lisa Kempley. This is one of my favourite beauty treatments because it curls your lashes and really opens your eyes up. If you have your eyelashes tinted too then there’s no need to wear mascara. It takes about 30 mins and although it’s not that comfortable sat there with your eyes closed with weird pads over them, you can just daydream a bit and listen to music. LVL lasts about 6 weeks for me and I really recommend it.

With the beautician

With the beautician

I also enjoyed playing with my new Cloud 9 Waving wand and used it to style my hair for both weddings, decided for both to leave it down with some volume and some very subtle waves.

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I used a decent heat protector first – it’s SO important to use one! Kevin Murphy do a great smelling one called Damage Manager. p

I’ve still not quite got rid of the patchy skin on my forehead, I’m starting to wonder if it could be the Southern water affecting my skin?! Anyone else get it too? I have just bought some Midnight Recovery Concentrate from Kiehls to see if that helps. It’s the dogs doodahs! blue bottle 0001

I went for a bit of a scour in the shops too this week and got myself a fab new fedora from Zara and some cute chunky knits. Yes it’s that time of year again – you may assume my favourite season is Summer but it’s not – it’s Winter and it’s not that far away! h

I love it when the weather turns and you an start to layer up your looks, wear chunky knits and big warm coats, get the knee high boots out from the back of the wardrobe, and dress an outfit up with a big statement scarf or cool hat.

I’ve also started looking for a dress for the TV Choice Awards which is Sep 8 in London. Not made my mind up yet what I will be wearing for it, I think it will probably be a suit or a cocktail dress.

I really like Sandro at the moment. Some really strong pieces in store now. Lots of tailoring sheet panels, monochrome and LBD’s …

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Will be keeping my eyes peeled for a great dress!

Until next week,

Lots of love
Michelle xxx

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