Little Red Makeup

2014 is the year Alex is pursuing her dreams and pushing her makeup career further than ever before. Under the name of Little Red Makeup she will be taking bookings for weddings, proms, photo shoots and all other special events. You can get in touch with Alex by emailing alex{at}littleredmakeup.com directly or via this contact form. You can also follow Little Red Makeup on Facebook!

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Our Maisonette

We've been living in our maisonette apartment for over 8 months now, and it's feeling a lot like home! We've shared a lot of photos over the past few months and have had several people ask us where certain things were purchased from, so I thought we would put a little post together.

Living Area

The living area is where we spend most of our time together. Countless hours of Breaking Bad and laughs with friends.

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The sofa is an Abingdon 4 Seater Modular Sofa (Misty Grey available from £849. The TV is the Fonteyn Media Unit from Made.com, and was one of the more expensive purchases we made at £499. You can get £15 off anything from Made.com by using discount code 'HQ1VK5VAY7'.

The rug is from IKEA's Stockholm Rug collection, and was a great bargain at £160. The blue throw/blanket was also a bargain from IKEA.

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The cardboard storage boxes were also an IKEA bargains, and the coffee table was a great eBay find - we believe it is from the 1960's, making it 22-31 years older than ourselves!

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We picked the plant (which is slowing growing into a full size tree!) up

Christmas 2013

Christmas was brilliant fun this year! Just before Christmas we took Caitlin to Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, London...

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And then we took cheesy family photos...

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...and had Christmas dinner with the family!

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5 nights in New York City, USA

NYC, what a city! Alex & I absolutely loved it. We spent five nights in New York City and got the majority of what we wanted to do done. If you don't want to rush around like headless chickens, we'd recommend another night or two! We visited from 25th September to the 30th September, a great time to visit. We didn't have a drop of rain and it was low-mid 20ºC the entire time we were there, perfect weather for walking around all day!

Day 1

We shopped on 5th Avenue, visited the Empire State Building Observation Deck & Rockefeller Top of the Rock (we recommend doing both; Empire State Building in the morning/afternoon and Rockefeller Center in the evening when it's dark). We also chilled out in the New York Public Library and Grand Central Terminal; both great places to watch the world go by.

Day 2

We visited the 9/11 Tribute Center, did a little more shopping on 5th Ave and chilled out in Times Square in the evening; incredibly touristy but well worth spending an evening there. We really enjoyed spending our evening at the Jekyll & Hyde Club - decent food and yard glasses

4 nights in Kos, Greece

Alex and I have been together for almost 3 years, and during that time we've visited 9 countries in 4 different continents, yet this was our first 'summer holiday' where we did nothing but sit around and be lazy. Here's a few snaps from the area near our hotel and from our day trip to Kos Town.

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The Woods - Royston, England

At the weekend we decided to go for a little walk up in the woods. I haven't been up there in years, and it was Alex's first time. I almost forgot that there is so much land to explore just a mile away from our house! The official name of the area is 'Fox Covert Nature Reserve', but no one really knows that.

Other than to enjoy the fresh air, my main excuse for dragging Alex out was purely to take a few photos. I recently got my hands on the VSCO Film kits for Lightroom 4 and wanted to play with them! Here are a few I quite liked.

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