Saturday, 31 December 2011

Last Post of 2011

Wow! I have to say it perplexes me how quickly this year has flown by. I never thought this time last year that I would be lucky enough to have a blog with 78 fabulous followers. I am seriously grateful to every one of you for following me on my blogging journey and I hope you'll all still be there on the day when I start putting OOTD photos up and showing who I actually am. My main New Years resolution for me is to be a bit more organised with my blog, by posting more and taking better quality photos at times of the day when the lighting isn't abysmal.

Above all though, I hope to generally enjoy blogging by setting time aside, putting the television off, then seriously getting in to it, rather than just whacking out a speedy post while watching Eastenders.

Also, I apologise for the fact that the last two posts have been rather sporadic and have consisted only of writing, but sometimes I just feel words speak louder than photos and if they're not relevant to the topic, then there's no point. But, hey here's a rather relevant photo of a clock seeing as it's New Years Eve, hope you all have a good one!

Sunday, 25 December 2011

Sunday Night Faves No.18 (Christmas Day!)

Happy Christmas everyone! I hope you all had a fantastically festive day! I feel as though it would be overly materialistic to show you stuff I'm yearning after on Christmas day when I've just received plenty of lovely stuff from my mum and dad! So, I thought I'd would write a quick post just to wish you guys a happy Christmas! 
My Christmas has been lovely, just a nice relaxing day at home with family and a lovely Christmas dinner! I don't know if any of you guys looking at the NORAD Santa clause tracker last night, but I found it wierdly enjoyable watching Santa arrive over various parts of the world via cartoon animation. Anyway, I hope everyone has a lovely Boxing Day, if you're planning on heading to the sales, I wish you the best of luck and I hope you find a bargin! 

Monday, 19 December 2011

Think Pink!

Hey guys! As some of you may now from many of my blog posts, I have a slight obsession with the colour pink. It's an obsession that began when I was a young child and has followed me through to my teenage years. I am literally drawn like a moth to a flame when I spy a flash of pink out of the corner of my eye. It's a colour I can't get enough of and a colour that will no doubt, always be my favourite. 
In case any of you are lovers of pink, I thought I would share some of my favourite pink items in the shops at the moment.
 What do you guys think of the colour pink, yay or nay? Be sure to comment and let me know!

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Sunday Night Faves No.17

Hey guys! I apologise for the lack of posts this week but I've been busy finishing up some school work and what not. Anyway I thought fr my Sunday Night Faves this week I would add a Christmas theme, just to put you all in the festive mood! Hopefully I'll be able to bosh out a post next week, on (can you believe it?) Christmas day! 
My first favourite item this week is these gorgeous jumper from Topshop with a snowman on it! It's perfect for Christmas time, especially since it's unlike that I'll get a chance to build an actual snowman due to the severe lack of snow.
My next favourite item are these lovely jeans from Urban Outfitters in a rather festive shade of red! I think the jeans and the snowman jumper would be the most festive combo ever, and would be perfect for lounging around on Christmas day!
My last fave is this lovely festive jumper form Urban Outfitters. I personally love over the top patterned, fairilse jumpers and think the colours in this jumper make it incredibly Christmassy! Despite wanting a jumper like this I've never got round to buying one as all the ones I've seen in vintage shops have been made of thick wool, which really irritates my skin. Thankfully though, this one is much thinner and made of cotton.

Hope you guys like all my find and Merry Christmas!

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Sunday Night Faves No.16

Hey guys! Hope everyone has had a lovely week! I went out shopping today and it was so lovely because there were little Christmas stalls and some charities were singing carols to raise money which was really lovely. The fortnight before Christmas is possibly my favourite time of year, although I'm a little disappointed that I haven't seen a single fake of snow yet.
Anyway, my first favourite item this week are these rather interesting brogues from Topshop. Now, they may not be to everyone's taste and I first I thought Topshop were just trying to generate more profit by saving money on leather. But, I actually think these look quite interesting and they're certainly very eye-catching. Plus I think the different shades of cream are really nice, although they are perhaps a little too Summery for this chilly weather.
Next are these gorgeous platform heels from, yet again, Topshop. As you can probably tell, I'm really loving creamy colours which is very annoying given the chilly weather. I'm really loving chunky platform heels, I just find them so much easier to walk in than your average stiletto heels. 
My final favourite item this week is this gorgeous spotty chiffon shirt from Urban Outfitters! I've always been slightly obsessed with the colour pink since I was little and even now I'm still drawn like a magnet to all things pink. This shirt seems like a real investment as you can wear it tucked in or out and the spots are actually velvet which, to me, makes it the perfect shirt!

Hope you guys like my finds and be sure to comment!

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Magical Max Factor Shadestick

Recently I've been experimenting quite abit with eye shadows and what not. Given how much I used to steer clear of dark colours, I've really come to enjoy doing a smokey eye look. I do eventually plan on using dark blacks and blues, but for now I'm getting used to doing a smokey dark brownish eye. I can definitely recommend a few good eye products which are perfect for creating a subtle smokey brown eye, particularly the NYX jumbo eye pencils, although they can get very dirty and become some what unsightly due to the white packaging. 
The Max Factor shade stick was just something I picked up in Tesco for around 5 GBP, which is actually a pretty good price I think. As you can see from the photos it like two eye crayons combined (so you're kind of getting two for five pounds if you think about it), one of which is a rounded champagne colour the other is a dark brown with a more pointed angle to it. 
While having two eye crayons in one is very handy, as it's easy just to throw in your bag and top up your smokey during the day, to use each colour you have to twist the tube, which has unfortunately resulted in my dark brown being squished as I forgot to twist it all the way down before I put the lid on. But, that was my own silly fault and overall, I really like this product, as the dark brown and champagne are really easy to blend together (so there isn't really any chance that you'll look like a panda as I normally look like when I apply dark colours). I'm know really curious to try this out in other colours, perhaps the dark black and silver.
Are you guys into smokey eyes? Be sure to comment and let me know!

Friday, 9 December 2011

Friday Fashion Icon No.3

Hello everyone! Thought I would bosh out a Friday Fashion Icon post for you guys! So, this month I'm really loving Diana Vicker's style. For those of you who aren't too familar with Diana, she's an X-Factor contestant from a few years ago, who now regualrly features in glossy magazines for her unqiue style.
She stood out on X-Factor due to her messy, back-combed hair and reluctance to wear shoes, but now she has a more groomed, mature, but equally unique style.

I love how Diana mixes bright colours with vintage designs, and I particularly like the second dress as I think the navy collar and waistband give it a vintage sailor look. I also think her hair style is so nice, and normally I huge fan of a fringe that's been middle parted but she some how manages to pull it off!
Do you like Diana Vickers's style? Be sure to comment and let me know!

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Elf Luscious Liquid Lipstick Review

Hey guys! I'm sure most of you will know about Elf and their cheap cosmetics. They're well-known for having flash sales with up 40% off, so I would advice to hold off ordering until you spot an attractive deal. I made a reasonably large order a good few months ago when they were holding their last ever 50% off sale. I have to say, delivery wise, I was impressed as it arrived very quickly given the amount of orders placed. 
For me, Elf was very hit and miss, some of the products I love, and some I really dislike. One of the products I really love were the Luscious Liquid Lipsticks. 
They retail for 1.50 GBP, which is such a bargin given the quality of the product. The one on the right is Pink Lemonade, and the one on the lift is Ruby Slipper. Although I love both the colours, Pink Lemonade in particular looks completely different to the swatch given on the website, so I would say just be aware that the colour you order may appear much darker or lighter in reality.
Since both colours are quite dark they do add a decent amount of colour and plenty of shine, but the best thing about them has to be their lovely smell, which is supposedly 'Vanilla Mint', but to me it smells more like Coca Cola lip gloss, which I love.
 I'll defnitely be ordering more of these come the next flash sale! Do you guys like Elf? Be sure to comment and let me know!

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Sunday Night Finds No.15

Hey guys! Hope it's been a good week for everyone, anybody had any snow? I hear there's some on the way and personally I'm dying to see some of the stuff! It's literally just occurred to me that Christmas is only three week away, how very exciting! 
So, my first find this week is this gorgeous purple daisy skirt from Topshop! I absolutely love wearing florals in Summer, so this skirt is perfect for me, as it incorporates daisies in a more Wintery design. I also think it has a real vintagey look to it, which is rather odd for something from Topshop!
Next up is this lovely honey-coloured fur scarf/collar from Topshop! I recently bought a blazer from Primark, so to make it look a bit more expensive I decided to search for a fur collar and thought this one would price it up a bit, as well as keeping my neck nice and warm. If I'm honest, I've always been slightly reluctant to invest in a fur collar, as although they look fantastic on, they look a little like a dead animal when you're not wearing them, which freaks me out a little. 
 My next find this week is a pair of leggings from River Island. I never usually wear leggings, as I always think they'll make my legs look fat. But, as part of my New Year's resolution, I would really like to push myself out of my comfort zone when it comes to what I wear. So, these aztec leggings are the perfect start, as I love the print and the colours!
Do you like my finds? Be sure to comment and let me know!