Tuesday, 31 December 2013

2013 Overview.

2013 has been such a strange and emotional year, really rubbish on the most part to be honest. Not much has gone the right way for any body I know. So as you can imagine this will be a very happy post haha, it will, i promise and this way you can get to know a little more about me too.

Near enough all of January I was very ill, I didn't leave my bed much let alone the house. I suppose the only good thing about being that ill at that time was not having to go out and brave all the snow we was having at the start of the year, not a great fan of snow... I met Ashley when I was working the December before & that January, we got together at the end of the month. He was there for me every day when I was ill and he made my days brighter just him being there. I was all better at the start of February and celebrated Valentines day in style,going for a meal and having lots of little presents, including my Union Jack Ipod case. I got back into the blogging spirit around the time of Red Nose Day and started gaining new followers. Thank you. After months of applying and looking for jobs, I finally got a temporary job in May, having my own money again and working with Ashley was a great time and I got my tattoo finished on my stomach.

The end of July was when everything seemed to fall apart, I lost my best friend and then felt lost myself. Luckily I had family and old friends to support me, I never have properly but I couldn't thank them enough for everything. I tried to pick myself up, getting out the house by being in touch with old friends that I hadn't seen for two years, joining the gym (even though it's been cancelled since, oops) and having my 21st birthday. Buying a Ukulele for my birthday probably wasn't a great idea as I haven't been on it since I realised if I want to play it, I need to cut my nails short... Just after my birthday I had the chance to get away for just under a week alone at my dads, I needed it. just that short time away.

End of August and things got a whole lot better for myself. I got my best friend back and I couldn't of been happier. Oliver (pussy cat) had a little accident, but he was fine, don't worry. I dyed my hair black and pink and just tried to be the happiest I can be since. 

There's so many people that I could thank forever for the support and love they have gave me this year. So thank you! The past two years haven't been the best so I'm praying that 2014 will be a much better one, for myself, my family, my friends and all you guys. 
Happy 2014!

Monday, 30 December 2013

New Year Glitter Nails!


New Years tomorrow and getting into the party spirit with a glitter nail design. Only using two nail polishes and 2 pots of glitter, I managed to create these party nails. 
  • Firstly using a base coat to protect the nail.
  • Cover the nail in a clear polish, whilst the nail is still wet sprinkle on the silver glitter to all fingers except the thumb, use a glitter colour of your choice. (May want to use a plastic container to catch all the unwanted glitter to make clean up easier)
  • Use a clear polish to seal the glitter in place. 
  • Using a colour of your choice, paint the tips of the four nails you covered in silver glitter.
  • Want to dry and use a top coat to finish.



Happy New Year, everyone!

Instagram Update.

Instagram name - vickilouisexo
Me and Ashley on a very special night. Random selfie. Pretty Ollie. Throwback Thursday from 2010 at Skegness. Weathers getting cold, long jammies. Dyed my hair black and red. Doodle on my tablet case. Oliver. Halloween cookies. Selfie before college. Ashley and I on Bonfire night. Fireworks. German Market. Costa. Me pretty Winnie the Pooh book. Just Dance. Christmas is coming. Doodle I found. Pyjama's Ashley brought me. Ni No Kuni. Ashley and I. Jazzy trousers. Snowman nails. Christmas drinks. Wrapping presents with Ollie. Christmas drinks round 2. Christmas dinner table. Christmas day selfie. Christmas mugs I made for presents. Boots i brought Boxing day from New Look. 

Friday, 27 December 2013

What I got for Christmas!

I know this is late all, but Merry Christmas! I hope you all had a lovely time with family and loved ones, ate lots of turkey :)


I'm going to share with you all my 'little' Christmas collection of bits and bobs I got as presents and also 2 things I got on Boxing day. I apologise for the picture quality but I'm unsure where the camera I use is. All this Christmas tidying up has made me misplace the camera. Ooops!
I will name where the presents that I know of came from, but obviously they are presents so there's a lot I do not know. Lets get started...

  
 
 
Jewelry. 

 
 
 
  
 My Beauty bits and bobs :)


 
 
 
 
Clothing Items.


DVDs & Books.

 I've loved my Christmas, get to spend the 27th December with my Ashley and have another Christmas with him opening the presents off him. Lucky me :) 

Merry Boxing Day! :) 

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Instagram. While I've been away.

My first Instagram post, check me out! My most used 'social media' website/app is definitely Instagram at the moment so I post a lot on there. It's not too personal and it's a lot of fun. Unlike every other social media website...


Nino Kuni PS3 game, so frustrating, but such a pretty game. My not so much of a bikini bod before joining the gym haha. Meeting my mates for the first time in nearly 2 years. My 21st birthday. Selfie number 1. My beautiful Oliver. Selfie number 2. Ollie in his basket. Selfie number 3. Selfie before the gym. Just started to try to learn the Ukulele, not going so well. My dads dog, Poppy. Me and Ashley went for a walk. Old picture of me and Ashley. Selfie number 4.

If you would like to follow me on Instagram, my username is VickiLouisexo

Currently I'm... September update.

I know I keep disappearing for so long & I cannot promise it won't happen again with me (hopefully) starting college soon but I thought I'd do a little update post. Letting you know what I'm currently into/loving. 

ReadingI should really take this option off here as I'm not a reader at all. Only things I read are blog posts, the TV guide, Facebook posts... 

Watching: Celebrity Juice has recently just started again on ITV2, so I'm loving watching that again. Also, Teen Mom, Don't Tell the Bride, X Factor, Educating Yorkshire. I have recently just discovered the brilliance of Catfish too, so whenever I see that on TV, I always shove it on.
Listening to: I've been getting into a few new to me but old bands at the moment, including Lifehouse, Falling in Reverse, Theory of a Deadman.

Drinking: Just yesterday I've found the most amazing drink. The Pomegranate Relentless, amazing. Just need to find somewhere that sells it in my area.  
Loving: Being back in touch with friends. After nearly 2 years not speaking to my friends for stupid reasons. We're all back in touch and it's so lovely just to have someone there when you need them. I missed them a hell of a lot and it's great knowing I have them back in my life.
Enjoying: My Galaxy Tab 2. I had this for my 21st birthday last month. I'm so obsessed with it. 
Learning: Independence. Last month I was thrown into a position where I didn't have someone to rely on all the time. I had to start to go and do things by myself. I started going to the gym on my own, just little things like that... I know it's not a huge step, but when you've always had someone by your side through all things like that. It was a big step for me. 
Wearing: Soon to be, winter hats, scarfs and fluffy Ugg style boots. It's getting cold out too quick.


Hope you've all been well.

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Nail Polish Challenge #5 - Special Day.

Polish That Reminds You of a Special Day.

Bright Red - Barry M
Now, this isn't for a special day in particular but this is for Christmas. Which is a special day that comes every year. Christmas is my favourite time of year so I love this colour for that reason. 

Friday, 2 August 2013

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Bloglovin.

Hi everyone!

I recently changed my name of my blog and now seem to have lost my followers that were following me on bloglovin. If you would like to follow me again I would really appreciate it, thank you :)

Hoping to get it sorted from the bloglovin team asap! :)

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Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Nail Polish Challenge #4 - '...so you!'

A Polish That Is 'So You'

Pink Mirror - W7
I'm trying to think of some quirky way to tell you why this is 'so me'. Nothing is coming to my little brain right now though. But I love the colour, its so nice to apply and has a really nice shimmer to it.

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Nail Polish Challenge #3 - Happy Things

A Polish That Reminds Me Of Happy Things

Limited Edition Pink - Barry M
This colour is just so pretty and cute, not had it long as it was a giveaway prize from Mollie. I just love it & the polish drys so quickly!

Monday, 15 July 2013

New name. New look...

Hii Guys and Gals!!
Hope you're all doing well.


Now this post is very over due, I've been wanting to change my blog name for a while now. As I first made this blog in 2011, not thinking about the name for the blog, I just randomly put anything that popped into my head. At the time, I was listening to I'm Yours by Jason Mraz. Therefor my blog name was 'Perfect, I'm yours'. 
No more my friends! Finally...

Welcome to 'What a little Pickle!'
Story behind the name I hear you ask?? Well I've been sitting here for about an hour thinking of a name. There's nothing that rhymes with Vicki, only that one word you should never rhyme with Vicki. We get angry when you do...
I just couldn't think for ages what to call my little blog. Then it hit me, like a bag of bricks. Ashley calls me Pickle so why not call my blog 'What a Pickle' but someone already had that. Damn you. So now we have 'What a little Pickle' I am short so it works well. 

Also the new look I'm loving too :)

Nail Polish Challenge #2 - Least Favourite Polish

Helloooo!
As I have been away for a while since I wanted to start this challenge. I shall post one polish every day for this week. So I can catch up :)

Least Favourite Polish

Untitled Color Club Polish
Personally I just find this colour very boring and can hardly see you've even bothered painting them.

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Update. Monsters University.



Heyy guyss!
It's been a while.

Oh dear, my last post was 2nd June. I've slacked a bit & i do apologise again for my non-existent posts the last month. I've failed you & myself. :( 

I started my job and ended my job whilst I've been away. I went to work for a company which scan GCSE & A Level papers. So if you've been doing any of those exams this year, It is probably most likely that I was working at the place which dealt with all your papers as it's one of two business's that do that job and where I was, was the main place exams go to.

What else have I been up to...


1. Been meeting a lot of Ashley's mates lately, which has been nerve wracking. I don't know why or how I get so nervous!
2. I won a Blogger competition from the lovely MollieMuses. Which I shall be doing a blog post on now I'm getting back into the swing of things. 

3. I've been playing Ni No Kuni a little too much, and it has now became a slight addiction.

Also Ash and I went to go see Monsters University on Friday just gone. We booked tickets online as we were excited to see it as soon as we heard about it coming out.
--It was amazing, honestly everyone has to go and see it!


I shall be posting again a lot more often now as my job is over and I have more spare time.
Stay tuned...

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Currently I'm...

Hey :) 

Now I know I haven't done my weekend nail challenge but I'm at Ash's the weekend and haven't brought my nail varnish with me, like an idiot. So I'll be doing the currently tag. Here goes...
Currently I'm..

Reading: This will be a good start but I'm not a big reader so I'm not reading anything.
Watching: So lately I've gotten into an American tv show on ABC called The Secret Life of an American Teenager. It's really cheesy but so addictive. I'm half way through the second season and only been watching it for around 2 weeks.
Listening to: Loving Bastille's album 'Bad Blood' it's honestly so good. Needs to be checked out!!
Drinking: Frijj's milkshakes! They've been on offer in Tesco the past week so I've been going a little too mad on them.
Loving: Oreo Dairy Milk, it's just too good.
Enjoying: My new routine, after starting work this week it's got me enjoying having something to actually do everyday. (The money also helps this enjoyment)
Learning: My new job. Me and Ash have started our jobs together and it's great. Learning new things and meeting new people, I'm enjoying it a lot!
Wearing: Rimmel Colour Stay Foundation.  After having one previously bottle of this I never thought much of it, but then with my second one now, I do love it. 

Little quick post done :) just so I'm keeping on top of my blog. Hope you're all good. 

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Women wearing men's clothing. Thoughts?

Hiii, me again :)

This post shall be a little different, as you may tell from the title, it's not going to be a cross dressing post... let me explain.
I need a new pair of trainers as I'm buying a bike soon in my desperate attempt to get more fit and well, the only trainers I have are not suitable for bike riding. I was looking around and finally found a pair of Adidas Samba's that I fell in love with. I went back to the shop a few weeks later to realise they were in the Junior section - what an idiot.
I asked around for Women's Samba's and no where had them in stock, I Googled them when I got home and to what I've found is that Adidas do not make Samba's for women. How annoying they make them for men, juniors and even babies, but not women.
Ohh, how sad :(

But to the point of this post, I went back into the shop and found the men's Samba's. I tried them on in my size and I do love them. I think they looked good and so did my boyfriend who was with me when I tried them on at the time. 


Kristen Stewart wearing my Sambas.


My question, would you think they would look weird seeing a women wear men's trainers?
I don't think they look man-ish at all, what do you think?

Nail Polish Challenge. Weekend one - Favourite Nail Polish.

Hey!
So there's 32 weekends left of this year (including this weekend), can you believe that!!
I was going to do a challenge that I've seen a few bloggers starting lately, just to use polishes that they don't usually jump straight to and wear often. I Googled 'Nail polish challenge' and saw a few on the Images page of Google, so I thought I'd give one of these a go. The challenge is a 30 day challenge but I'll be doing it every weekend instead as I'm a little busy in the week. 

I used to always have my nails painted but I've slacked so much doing them the past couple of months. Now, I shall be doing my nails every weekend, using a different polish each time and using some up which I wouldn't usually wear.




No doubt I'll buy more nail polishes before the end of the year, so every one I pick for the questions asked may change but that's life haha.

So the different titles for each weekend shall be...
1. Your favourite polish.
2. Your least favourite polish.
3. A polish that reminds you of happy things.
4. A polish that is 'so you'.
5. A polish that reminds you of a special day.
6. A polish you have never worn.
7. Most worn polish.
8. A polish that was a gift.
9. A polish that you used to hate, but now love.
10. A polish that you think is boring.
11. A polish from your favourite brand.
12. A polish from your least favourite brand.
13. Favourite blue polish.
14. A cheap polish.
15. A polish that has a name that describes my mood today.
16. A polish that you used to love, that now hate. 
17. A polish you think is overrated. 
18. A polish to wear at your wedding.
19. A polish that is easy to apply.
20. Favourite glitter polish.
21. Favourite pastel polish.
22. A polish that is hard to apply.
23. A sexy polish.
24. A new polish.
25. A polish that you don't think you can pull off.
26. A polish to match today's outfit.
27. Most unique polish you own.
28. Favourite pink polish.
29. Polish to match today's weather.
30. Your favourite polish - now!

Weekend one
My Favourite Nail Polish


My favourite polish has to be W7 - Green Envy. I absolutely love it, love the colour and the polish itself is so easy to apply. Two coats is enough, it doesn't chip easily and it comes off easy. All round great...
The picture for this is a little bit cheating as I've done a blog post on this before. But I'm sure you'll let me off just this once :)

Friday, 24 May 2013

Apologies!... Let me explain,

Hii Guys, long time no speak!
Hope you're all doing okay. So I haven't posted in a while but I have good valid reasons.

As you maybe know, if you are a regular reader. I'm job hunting at the moment and two/three weeks ago (a lot has happened so I've lost track of my days... don't you hate that!) I had two job offers come out the blue at once. One at my old job at Amazon and the other working in an office. 

Both jobs was with two different agency's  after going to the Amazon agency, filling in paper work and going to do a drug and alcohol test (everyone was asked to do this, not just me...), then told my starting day I was really happy to be working again. The rang me and told me my starting day had been changed and they would contact me for further information. A week later, they left me a lovely voice mail to say Amazon cannot rehire me again. - Which I wasn't a happy bunny.

Second job opportunity at the office came along during that process with Amazon, now this one has been a bit of a roller coaster, first having to go to a employment program, filling out applications, doing a Health and Safety course and going to a group meeting. They then passed us over to the agency, which when we got there, there was too many people so they had to send some of us home. I had to be one of those people. Then going back another day to do more applications. Then not hearing off them for about a week, with me ringing every so often to see if they had any news on the job. I then got told all the vacancies had been filled, which obviously left me with no hope at all. 
Monday just gone, I got a call out of the blue to tell me my application had been sent off to the business I was applying for. By the Wednesday I was told that my application had been successful and I was needed to go into the place of work for a half hour interview to meet the Manager.
I got a call about an hour after that to say I had finally got the job! Yay!!
So after all the rigmarole, I start work on Tuesday, doing nights. Which will be strange as I've never worked nights before.




So I am sorry for the lack of posts the past few weeks, and maybe for the next week or so. Need to get into a new sleeping pattern and get my body organised first, and then I'll be good to go blogging again. 

Monday, 6 May 2013

Bank Holiday BBQ.

Hiii,
Another life post. I've had such a great bank holiday, I've had to share it with you all. 
Now if you live in the UK you'll know it's been the hottest day of the year so far and we've made the most of it haven't we! It's been so nice & another great day tomorrow too. 
I spent the whole day with Ashley outside enjoying the weather. Firstly spent the morning dying my hair since the last time I done it, it was February so as you can imagine, it needed doing. Badly.
Then spent lunch time having a BBQ and a few drinks with Ash, my Mother & my Nan which was so lovely. 
We went for a walk to a woods I live by, so nice and peaceful over there. Wanted to take Ash there for a while now as I know he likes scenery & you do get a good view over there. We'll be going again tomorrow we enjoyed it a lot. Ash enjoyed it so much that he decided to go for a long jog there on the evening time. Which he got some lovely photo's of the sunset. 
The days just been amazing & I've loved every moment of it. 
So now it's bed time which will be fun. Two people in a single bed, 10 degree's out with sunburn. Wish us luck! 
Few photo's of our day...

 
 

The 90's Tag,

Hii Lovely people, hope you're all doing well. 
I know it's been a while, but I've been a busy bee. I've been trying to sort out my job, I've been attending a Health and Safety course and also been enjoying this gorgeous weather we've been having in the UK. 
Onto today's post, I've decided to do a 90's tag as I was born in 1992. I know i shall do this tag justice. Let's get started, 


1. Favourite Disney Classics movie...
Now, I can never pick just one favourite Disney movie. I just have way too many, but I've narrowed it down to six. Just for this tag.
Beauty and the Beast.The Lion King.Pocahontas.Aristocats.Alice In Wonderland.Tangled

2. Favourite Music Artist...
Ooh, there's so many again but top 3
1. Spice Girls
2. S Club 7
3. Blue

3. Favourite Nickelodeon Show...
Again top 3
1. Sabrina the Teenage Witch
2. The Fairly Odd Parents
3. Rugrats

4. Favourite Candy...
Flump! Flumps are amazing, I want one now. Also, Fireballs & Kinder Surprise Eggs, aren't they expensive now. 

5. Favourite Game. (Board Game/School Game)
Board Game - Definately The Game of Life, oh I loved that game. It was soooo good. But Guess Who is a great game too.
School Game - Either, acting out the Spice Girls, practicing Handstands or Bulldog. 

6.  Favourite McDonalds Toy...
I don't have a favourite McDonalds toy, but I asked Ashley his...
'It was a Toy Story toy of Buzz Lightyear and you pushed his head in and his wings popped out and they lit up. 

7. Favourite Book...
The Twits by Roald Dahl. Even thought about buying this book recently because it was just so good.

8. Favourite Clothing Store...
Well from the ages of 0-8 I wasn't too into clothes, so I really didn't have one. I was happy with anything.

9. What would you watch when you got home from school?
After school, I'd get CITV on and get watching Zzzap!, Art Attack and My Parents are Aliens then maybe a bit of Blue Peter. 

10. Favourite Tv Show...
Sabrina the Teenage Witch - Loved it. 
Recess, Tom and Jerry, Raggy Dolls and Barbar.

11. Favourite Toys...
Betty Spaghetti, I still have them all. I should get rid of them but I can't seem to tear myself away. 
Barbie, Polly Pocket. My lovely old tatty dolls house :)

12. N'Sync or Backstreet Boys...
Backstreet's back alright!

13. Weirdest fashion trend...
Jelly Shoes, they were such a disgusting fashion trend & strange to think they've just come back into fashion, for adults. 

14. Favourite Collectible... 
Pokemon Cards! 

15. Favourite Beanie Baby...
Oddly enough it was a dog called Spunky & also a Bear called Lacey.

16. How many Tamagotchis did you go through?
I got through 2 normal Tamagotchis & then I had a Digimon Tamagotchi. I loved those things. Like the original Sims. 

17. Favourite Game System...
My Gameboy colour which was great playing Pokemon Blue. Also the Playstation one, playing my Winnie the Pooh game & Monsters Inc Game :)

I tag all of you to do this, I love thinking about all the cool things I did as a kid. So many memories.

Sunday, 28 April 2013

New Room Ideas. Home-ware wants,

Hii guys,
So I thought I would share this little doo-dar with you. In August, my sister is moving out of the family home and in with her boyfriend. This meaning, for the first time in my 21 years on this planet... I shall have my own room. Oh yes, it's a great occasion.
I shall be moving from the biggest room in the house to the smallest room, which is a box room. But it shall be mine & pretty!
Naturally I have been browsing the Internet for things to buy for my new beautiful room... There's quite a bit but I'm just all too excited. Is that a little sad? 
Ahh well!

To start, so you can get an idea of how the room will look when it's complete. The walls are going to be this sort of colour... Very pale and subtle. 

My bedding. Considering the walls are going to be pale pink, I want my bedding to take the limelight in the room. Wanting them to be bright and blue. Both of these bedding sets are from Amazon & such a great price. The polka dot bedding is £6.94 for a pillow case and duvet case - single bed, which I think is a bargain! The floral bedding is £8, again for the pillow case and duvet case - single bed. Both great value. Also I would get the bottom sheets from Primark in pale pink as they are very inexpensive costing between £4-£6.



In the room I have now, I do have a pin notice board. But I've always loved the white eraser magnet boards. I just think they look so much nicer so I will invest in just this cheap one from Amazon. Then I can paint the boring pine wood around it a nice pale blue colour.
So then I was searching for some cute magnets to get to go with it, I found these cute cupcake magnets and these vintage bird glass magnets




Wall accessories. I shall start with the blue clock first off, how great will this look on a pale pink wall. Very nice, I do think!
Now I have two sets of wall hooks just because I cannot make my mind up which i like better yet, these will be on the back of my door, as I have no room for coats at the moment.
The first - wooden floral hooks.
Second - cream metal bow hooks.   





These two items, I have wanted since the dawn of time. Ha, about 2-3 years ago I was introduced to these items from various Youtuber's.
The first is a beautiful dressing table from Amazon - only £91. Now for a dressing table like this, that is amazing. For the table, stool & mirror - only £91. Did I just say that!? Second, is a cake stand. But, using it for hair accessories, perfume, make-up... Anything that takes your fancy really. 

That's it for now, & it is a few months till August, so you may see a few other little posts like this before that. 
Is that something that you'd like? Let me know.


Saturday, 27 April 2013

Weekend Wishlist #9

Hey guys.
Wish list time! Hope you're all doing great. Bit of a mix of random items this time. Still all very loved by me though.


River Island - Top
New Look - Floral Playsuit
New Look - Grey Plimsolls
Anybody else brought these? I had this exact pair about 3 years ago and 'oh em gee' I adored them. I wore them to death, literally. There was half a shoe left when i eventually threw these bad boys away! But I love them, they are the comfiest ever & go with practically everything. So I'm so very happy that New Look have brought these back!...Can you tell I'm happy?!
New Look - Sunglasses
Now I'm really not a lover of spending anymore than £1 in Primark for sunglasses, but I've fell in love with them & I need them in my life. I will be getting those on my face this summer...
River Island - Denim Skirt
New Look - Tank Top
Topshop - Bralet

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Bit of shopping! Primark, Mua...

Hii Guys, hope you're all great :)
So i've done a little shopping, nothing exciting. Just picked up a few bits and bobs that I've been needing. Spent a nice day with Ashley in town having a shopping day and went to get food together. Had a great few days with him, again. Anyway, what I've brought...



First off I brought these with my mother, we had to pop to Asda. 
Bionsen Deodorant. This is a Japanese product and I love it. It's one of the best deodorants I've had and I really recommend it. It's around £3.50, so not the most cheapest of products, but it works a treat. 
Look Magazine. 
Loreal Paris Hair Dye in Purple Power. Not tried this colour, but it looks really vibrant and a great shade of purple.


On my day out with Ash, I popped into Superdrug. Just for my favourite MUA brand. 
£1 Blusher in Shade 4 
£2 Matte Foundation in Fair
£1 Eyeliner in Jet Black


I also went into Primark of course and got a few little bits. My original plan was to buy a few        t-shirts for work as my plan was to be back at work today. But of course things always go wrong. So I brought 2 t-shirts, £3 each. These are great to be honest, white ones a little see through but as long as you're wearing the right bra you're all good to go. Both are long enough for leggings to cover your bum. I think they are a good buy for the price.

Purse - £4