Joy comes in the morning.

Sunday, 27 February 2011

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I think this dress has to be my favourite dress. Ever. I feel so girly in it. I know I've shown it to you before, but gah, I had to show it again, this time accesorised differently (With a Hat and Satchel). Accessories are such a good way to switch up an outfit, wouldn't you agree? I had a bit of fun jumping around on my bed shooting it. :D
Poor springs though! :/ lol!

I want to say a big thank you to the lot of you who read yesterday's post, commented and sent me e-mails. A lot of you seem to have been through a similar thing at some point in your life, and It's nice to know that I can identify with you. :)

I'm in a really giddy mood today, and I just want to spread it! I want to let you all know that you are wonderful. ..xo

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Dress : H&M
Belt : Primark
Satchel : Primark
Brogues : New Look
Hat : H&M
Jewellery : Topshop & H&M

BTW, I filmed a Hair Tutorial for this Hair Style...take a look HERE! :)

Spring Beauty.

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Makeup Trends and my Must-Haves for the Upcoming Spring/Summer season!

Colourful Splash.

This season, embrace a fresh new look with a splash of colourful make-up. Don't worry your little cotton socks if you're a natural make-up lover, adding a hint of colour to your look can be a fun way to brighten things up! There are lots of eyeshadows, lipsticks and blushes in a myriad of colours, textures and finishes, so you're sure to find something you can work with!

Eyes

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1-3. Juicy Shades in Orange, Passionate & Lucky Green Eyeshadows (£11.50, MAC)
Sweep across the lid, line eyes with a black liquid liner and coat lashes with voluminous mascara…it's like you just walked off the runway!

4. Green Devil Eye liner (£4.99, GOSH)
Why not switch it up? Forget black eye-liner and go for this lush green instead!

5. Cobalt Blue Mascara (£10.00, The Body Shop)
Combine this with a neutral look for a subtle statement. Apply on the tips of your lashes.

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Lips

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1. Fuschia Lipstick (£3.99, Sleek)
This hot pink-y fuschia paired with a bare face is just beautiful.

2. Morange Lipstick (£12.50, MAC) 
Give the classic hollywood look a lift by opting for this gorgeous orange shade in place of the traditional red!

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Cheeks

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1. Creme Colour Base in Virgin Isle (£13.50, MAC)
Cream blushes are a great way to add colour to your cheeks! If you're oily like I am, apply some translucent powder over it to set it.
 
2. Creme Blush in Neon Rose (£6.00, Topshop)

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Sheer Beauty.

Sheer and understated make-up is never going to get old. A smidgen of the right mascara, a sweep of a natural looking blush to bring life to the cheeks, with the perfect lip colour ought to do it! 

Eyes

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1. Collossal Mascara (£6.00, Maybelline)
Define those lashes with a few coats of mascara. This is one of my must-haves for any season. It's a very good quality drugstore mascara that'll give you a voluminous and lengthened look and won't leave your pocket feeling unhappy!

2. Speed Brow (£12.00, Benefit)
Frame your face with decent looking eye-brows. I thread mine, but you can opt for plucking...just make sure you don't over pluck! Follow the natural shape of your brows. This brow set is perfect to keep hairs in place for the whole day!

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Lips

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1. Fresh Brew Lipstick (£13.50, MAC)
Enhance your natural pout with a lipstick that's close to your lip colour. You can always mix colours together to find the perfct shade.
 
2. Hug Me Lipstick (£13.50, MAC)
This is a nude lippy with a hint of pink, for those who want a little colour. 

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Cheeks

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1. Sheertone Blush in Peaches (£17.00, MAC)
 This sheertone peach blush is oh so lovely. Sweep across the cheeks for that inner glowy look!

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..xo

[Images Courtesy Of Style.com & Google.]

London Fashion Week, Day 02 : M·A·C's Booth & Betty Jackson AW11 Show.

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Picture me, on one quiet weeknight sitting at my desk going through the last few questions on my Algebra paper, when up pops an e-mail alert. I ponder who it could possibly be from and so I open it. Out from my very lips comes a squeal at the content of the e-mail. 

I was kindly invited by M·A·C to join them at their London Fashion Week Booth for a Trend Overview and a make-up masterclass with non other than the amazing Terry Barber, Director of Make-Up Artistry at M·A·C, I read further and found that Betty Jackson's AW11 Show was to follow shortly after. I quickly booked my ticket to London without having as little as a glance at my bank balance, and I began planning my outfit. Much to my delight there were available funds, and I had a bit of an idea what I would don on the glorious day...

We were greeted at the entrance by the lovely Anais, who handed us our badges and led us in to the booth. It was lit beyond belief, and to the side were appetisers laid out nicely for us to delve into. A video was shown, it highlighted trends that had been seen in previous runway shows and trends that are going to be hot in the upcoming season. Terry spoke about them, I learnt that Runway make-up is an art-like exageratted expression of everyday makeup...it's bolder and brighter, but can still be translated into everyday wear. He then worked his magic and created a 70's inspired make-up look, with a futuristic edge.

Afterwards we mingled and took a few pictures, and then made our way to the room where Betty Jackson's AW11 Collection was to be shown. It was a collection of predominantly bright reds (my kinda thing!), a touch of Camel, White and Black. Cashmere knits, sheerling and fleeced detailed peices prevailed. I loved the collection. We spotted a few familiar faces, Jourdan Dunn, who casually walked by where we stood, and Jameela Jamil (who was kind enough to snap a pic with us after!)

It was a surreal experience, and I remember drifting into little daydreams, imagining that this was what I did for a living...

How incredible would that be?

..xo

I spent the day with these lovelies...

Richie
Sammi
Livia
Milly
Zara

Second Picture Courtesy of Sammi. :)

**PS** I was Featured on the #LFW Street Style gallery on the Cosmopolitan Website!! So chuffed! :D CLICK HERE to Take a look!


Why don't you be the artist, and make me out of clay.

Sunday, 20 February 2011


I'm listening to Ellie Goulding's Bright Light's album, typing up this post on my train back to Notts. What a great weekend it has been! Spent an incredible Two days at London Fashion Week with the lovliest of people and I have 297 Photos and Videos to prove it! I'll be putting my favourites up by Tuesday at the latest! Today I stayed in to watch classic movies on TCM with my family, we saw Jane Russel's and Marilyn Monroe's Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, it was so sweet and funny! We were originally meant to go to the cinema, but none of us could move from the comfy positions we occupied in the telly room haha!

Here's what I wore today. I feel like I'm finding my element when it comes to my personal style. I've seen patterns with my growing wardrobe…I'm drawn to soft textures like chiffon, and vintage pieces that add character. I'm seriously having fun putting all of them together! These jeans are definitely a staple piece in my wardrobe, they go with everything, and my oh my…Topshop did a great job in bringing out these Jefferey Campbell Lita Look-a-likes, how I love them so. I call them my LFW Shoes, I've worn them everyday since Friday!! :D ..xo

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Jeans : Topshop
Blouse : Primark
Boots : Topshop
Satchel : Primark
Bowler : Vintage
Scarf : H&M
Cardi : H&M

The Girl in a Blue Polka Dot Dress.

Thursday, 17 February 2011

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I'm in London!!! Got in this afternoon and hurried along home to my lovely sweety chums. I managed to snap these photos while the sun was still out as I couldn't let the day go without archiving this outfit. I'm a bit silly in the rest of them, my brother Alan has a way of bringing out this side of me! Lol! There were hardly any serious moments to actually snap the outfit and I had to constantly beg him to stop making me laugh! Aww, but it was so much fun! Hope you still like them! :) ..xo

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LOL

"Life's to short to be miserable." ~ Rihanna

Trench : H&M
Dress : Primark
Belt : Primark
Brogues : Primark
Satchel : Topshop
Jewellery : Topshop & H&M

My IMATS experience.

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

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The International Make-up Artists Trade Show (IMATS) is an event put on in six different cities around the world, London being one of them, where make-up brands (MAC, Sleek, Illmasqua and Make-up forever were among the few) come together to exhibit their products. I attended it on Saturday, along with a few other youtubers and bloggers.  Here's my video diary of the event, I show footage from the day, then chat a bit about my thoughts of the event, and ofcourse a Haul! :)

..xo

My Outfit...

Fluffy Jumper : Primark
Leggings : Topshop
Brogues : New Look
Bag & Scarf : Vintage

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