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Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Barry M Matte Nail Varnish

I've heard Barry M nail varnish is a pretty big deal, so I just had to go out and see for myself. I chose this matte colour in 'Crush' because I am addicted to dark colours and I think this looked a nice rich hot colour! I've gone for matte because as we know the whole 'leather' look is very in at the minute so I thought 'why not leather my nails!?'



I have had this nail varnish on for a week now and it has hardly chipped. Only the very ends needed reapplying and the colour hasn't faded and doesn't look dull, so we don't need to repaint our nails everyday! Hurrah! The matte effect really does make your nails stand out and I think it makes a change from having shiny nails everyday, it's a bit more edgy and rock 'n' roll!




When we are looking all pale and dull due to the weather, at least our nails will catch attention! Add some silver rings and a leather jacket to vamp the look up a bit.




I'm off to buy the rest of the matte colours!

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Beauty Over-Haul

Firstly I would just like to apologise for not blogging for a while. I have been here there and everywhere with work and weekends away, but I am back and ready to blog! I haven't done a beauty piece for a while so I wanted to share some fab new make-up with you. One of the benefits of working for a cosmetics company is of course getting to use all these brilliant new products. Avon have launched some brand new make-up which is exactly the same colour on the skin as it is on the packaging - so what you see is what you get!



These are all the great new products I got to try out. The lip crayons are AMAZING and I will definitely be ordering more of these! They come out exactly the same colour as on the packaging and last a good amount of time.



The eyeshadows are also brilliant and they stay on for ages! This is always a winner for me as I hate having to reapply make-up half way through the day. The other great new products are the nail varnish and decals. Below are the magnetic nail varnishes, you hold the magnet over the nail for about 20 seconds to create a pattern. The colours are bright and glittery which makes them stand out and shimmer in the daylight.








Watch out for another blog posts on the eyeshadows, eyeliners and mascaras!

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Personal Shopping with Mallzee

Fancy shopping at all your favourite stores in your PJ's? Fancy having them all in one place so you don't have 1000 Internet tabs up? Fancy having your own personal stylist put all your favourite items together for you? Thought so! This new website called Mallzee is absolutely brilliant! Why we haven't had this sooner, I don't know. Basically they do everything for you. It's like having a free personal stylist and shopping in all your favourite stores without all the queuing or even having to leave the house. Amazing.

First you start off taking a small quiz so they can suss out your style and what kind of things you like.



 You can then build your own fancy mall by picking your favourite retailers, choosing from over 200 retailers! Including Miss Selfridge, Forever 21, Asos, French connection, Urban Outfitters, Motel Rocks plus MANY more!


If you can't buy it right now they even store it in your very own wardrobe for you! So once payday arrives we can spend it all in one go then build a brand new wardrobe!



You can even chat to friends at the same time as browsing and ask for opinions. I personally love this feature as I often end up with 1000 things that look exactly the same.



You even receive Mallzee dollars as a reward to spend towards clothes every time you shop!.. That's right they pay you to shop! Have you ever heard of that before?!?! I definitely haven't!

I think it's safe to say I've 100% found my new shopping place. Why not try it today too?!

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Tye-Dye For

I love tye-dye clothing, it reminds me of the 70's and makes me instantly think I'm cool. Obvs I wasn't around in the 70s but if I was I would have rocked tye-dye. I'm a massive fan of Missguided and usually order something new every week. This t-shirt dress is one of my latest purchases and I freaking love it. The turquoise in it makes it look bright and summery and I'll be wearing this to my next festival!  I teamed it with a hat and some boots but to be honest it looks great with anything! You can also wear it with a head band and sandals to give it a great summery look. It was raining in a few of these photos so the hat came in extremely handy to avoid frizzy hair.




Dress: Missguided
Hat: Missguided
Boots: New Look

Monday, 29 July 2013

Steal her Style - Olivia Palermo

Olivia Palermo has to be one of my biggest style icons ever. Even when she first appeared on 'The Hill's' and I was completely team Whitney, I still always liked to see what she was wearing. Not only is she gorgeous but her style always looks amazing. Ok so I'm extremely jelous of her, but I'm sure I'll get past that one day, and if not, I'll just steal her style instead. I'm going to do a cheaper version of 'steal her style' because Olivia mainly shops at places like Chloe and Dolce & Gabbana and recently wore a shirt that was over £1000. I wish I had £1000 to spend on a shirt.



6. Boohoo

It is honestly a coincidence that most of these clothes happen to be from my favourite haunt Topshop. Olivia also has her own style blog which is brilliant if you would like a read oliviapalermo.com 

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Fashion in the South of France

I know there hasn't been a blog for a while which I apologise for... I've been sunning myself in the South of France, which I know isn't a great excuse so I thought I'd make it up with some fashion info from France!

I'd always wanted to go to the South of France because whenever I read articles famous people always seem to mention it. They are always sunning themselves in the French Riviera. I know I'm not famous, nor rich but I thought I'd go see what all the fuss was about... and let me tell you, it was a-mazing!! From the massive yachts and Ferrari's in Monaco to the expensive shopping and dining in St Tropez, it was a trip of a lifetime. I didn't spot anyone famous in particular but I'm pretty sure Rod Stewart drove past me in his Ferrari and Rhianna is currently there with Cara Delevingne, so it kind of counts as hanging out with famous people. I also take credit for the great weather here in the UK at the minute - clearly I brought the sun back from France with me for everyone to enjoy the sunshine and be extremely happy. You are welcome.

St Tropez

As I expected, the fashion in these places are very upmarket. Everyone in St Tropez has money and they don't dress in the typical shorts and t-shirts. They all clearly make a lot of effort even if they are just popping out for an ice cream. Everyone was wearing posh shift dresses and massive high wedges with designer sunglasses. Even if you don't spend any money it's a great day out to people watch and have a look what it's like to see how the other half live. The port was full of boats from the rich and famous and it was great to just walk along having a nose at them all. I drifted in and out of daydreams most of the day pretending I lived on one. The one main fashion accessory in the South of France and especially St Tropez is Tropezienne sandals. Anyone and everyone are wearing them, if the weather in the UK was the same as France I'm pretty sure I'd wear sandals all year too. It's full of little side streets with boutiques and is a really cute place to go. I would definitely recommend a visit. These pictures below are the kind of shops that surround St Tropez.

Monaco

Monaco is easily one of the best places I have ever been to, I never wanted to leave! They have a row of outdoor clubs along the harbour with DJ booths and dance floors. They are all posh and upmarket of course, but the thought of drinking and dancing all night outside right near a beach is a good enough reason for me to live there! The day I was in Monaco there was a local club hosting a 'white party' so most of the people in Monaco were all wearing white. The fashion is more laid back than St Tropez and also quite sporty as we all know it's where the F1 racing is! I was hoping to find some racers there but obviously they'd all disappeared for the day. I imagined bumping into Lewis Hamilton wearing a hat and inviting me onto his boat. As Monaco is the heart of the racing, there's a lot more car shops than clothes shops. They've got shops like Zara and Superdry, then right next to those there's Lamborghini and Aston Martin garages. Oh how the other half live.




Nice

Nice is a great laid back town with palm trees and blue seas. We went there to watch the Tour de France so most people were dressed in just t-shirts and shorts, taking plenty of pictures! My boyfriend is a cyclist so he was in his element watching the tour and almost got run over a few times. As Nice is a massive town it was full of tourists (like myself) so the fashion was very mixed. I went for shorts and top as we ended up walking 80 miles in the 30 degree heat that day, I wouldn't recommend it. I did see one person wearing jeans! I almost went up to her and asked her what she was thinking, but then I realised she was French and I don't speak French.


Nobody in any of these places really over-do the make up. It probably helps that they are so tanned that they don't actually need to put any on. Being in the sun all day everyday probably helps this though, I may need to rethink about living in the UK, saying that its boiling out today so I'm off out to top up my tan!

Friday, 14 June 2013

Steal Her Style - Pixie Lott

I have always loved Pixie Lott's style, why? because she always looks fab! As I can't steal her legs - I thought I could steal her style instead. Pixie has quite a boho style always looking cool and quirky. As it's supposed to be Summer I thought her style would be perfect for festival season as you can wear these whatever the weather! If it's cold and raining you can team the shorts and dresses with some long socks and wellies, or if it's sunny we can rock our festival clothes without getting wet! I love how she is known for wearing headbands and I agree that a headband can go with any outfit... I have 100s of them!







I love the laid back styles. I like rolling out of bed and just throwing an outfit on, I often wear things that don't really go together. I blame it on the fact that I don't actually have a long length mirror at the moment so I usually have no idea what I look like from the neck down, but saying that even if I did have one I'd probably still dress the same. Here are a few of my favourite picks that I will be wearing this weekend... all thanks to Pixie! There's quite a mix here with shorts, trousers and a dress but I thought this was appropriate at the moment as the weather can't really decide what it wants to do!


Shorts: Topshop
Sandals: Aldo 
Sunglasses: Ebay
Top: NoAgg
Trousers: River Island
Headband: New Look
Dress: River Island












So for now, as I can't have Pixie's legs or dance moves... I think I'll go for stealing her style!

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Missguided Maxi Dress

As soon as I seen this dress on Missguided I knew I had to have it. I love maxi dresses as it is, but I knew this one was special when I started having dreams about it. Despite the new rule from my boyfriend which was 'no more clothes' I had to make an exception. My plan was to just pretend I'd had it for ages and that he just never notices what I'm wearing. The plan was going swimmingly well until he noticed the label hanging out the back. Busted. Anyway it was worth all the aggro as I LOVE this dress and in the end so did my boyfriend! It is absolutely perfect for the weather at the moment as it can't quite make its mind up if it wants to be hot/cold/wet/dry. I wore the dress this week when it was nice and hot for about 10 mins until the clouds came and took over. It means you don't have to mess about putting a jacket on, off, on, off all day and can still look stylish.



 I really love the pattern on this maxi dress and think it's very flattering as it pulls you in to help hide all those lumps and bumps. Yay! The stripes across gives it the curvy affect so we can look just like Beyonce! (almost). For only £18.99 I think its a brilliant bargain. You can buy the dress here and I guarantee you will love it just as much as me! I teamed mine with some wedges from Next and later changed into sandals but it will look great with any footwear. It's quite light material so it's also great to take on holiday even though it has long sleeves, mines already eagerly awaiting to go into my suitcase and I'm not going for another 4 weeks yet.



As my new maxi has been approved by the other half maybe I'll be able to buy some more new clothes! If not.... I'll just remember to remove the label ;)

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Double Denim

If you watch The Voice then you will know how much Jessie J despises double denim. It's even like she has a sixth sense and can tell when they are wearing it even when her backs facing them. Danny on the other hand seems to wear it as much as possible as he thinks he looks cool. I have a denim jacket that I love and I have some denim shorts that I love. So I had a major dilemma the other day when I wanted to wear them both but knew that the rule is supposed to be only wear one or the other. So what did I do? I wore them both of course.


I actually quite liked the look. I don't think I got any stares that read 'what IS she wearing' so I took that as a good sign. The only thing that did make me re-think the outfit was when my dad came round and told me he's pretty sure he has the same shirt. Scarred for life. I got this denim shirt from New Look and I love it because it can be worn as a jacket or just on its own as a shirt. New look recently won a high street award for their range of shoes and it's easy to see why. They have so many to choose from! I brought these boots from there a while ago but I think these wedges would look fab!!




I got these shorts and necklace from Internacionale as they look good as well as being a great bargain buy! I'm a sucker for bargains so I'm always shopping around for the best buys. I like these shorts because they're a great length, sooo comfortable and I think the fringed hem gives it a rocky edge. They also look fab without tights, I'll definitely be taking these on holiday with me! You can buy denim shorts from anywhere at the moment, Topshop have a great range too. For accessories like this ring below I'd go to Next as they have some brilliant statement jewellery.



I think it's safe to say I'm going to break the rules and wear double denim a bit more often!

Monday, 27 May 2013

Nail Art

I may be being a little bias here, but as I work for Avon Cosmetics obviously I'm going to use their products. I wanted to share one of my faves that is a new product from Avon which is fab! This is a great buy which looks great without having to break the bank balance. I love playing with my nails, I'm constantly painting them different colours, playing with my gel nail set and applying all different designs. So when these new Decals hit the brochure I knew I had to order them.

I've seen Decals in Boots before but I have to say I don't think the designs were as good as Avons and they were double the price! All you have to do is peel the nail strip off and apply it to your nail. Easy as that! Any strip that is left hanging over your nail, all you need to do is file it away and then shape it to your nail. You may want to use a nail tool to smooth out the nail strip as it can be a bit bumpy at first, I just used my finger to smooth it out but you may get better results with a nail tool. A tip for making the Decals last that little bit longer; try adding a top coat of clear nail varnish. This will give them a shiny finish as well as making them a little bit stronger, so if you're like me and used to washing up most days it should stop them from peeling off.




The nail strips are aimed to last for about 2 weeks so are great for a holiday... mine are in my suitcase already! There are 10 different designs that you can choose from and they are just £4 each. The Decals will be hitting the Brochure in a months time so you can either order through a representative or from here