Sunday, 14 October 2012

Bargain.

So it starts with a little home made box my dad made (for his tools but I robbed it and painted it my wall colours)





That I then decided to fill with nail varnishs. Not all of them can fit in the box though so I have SEVERAL Barry M nail varnishs roaming around in several drawers. For some reason I thought that this wasn't enough nail varnishs, the issue is that I have most of the Barry M nail varnishs and I just don't think Rimmel is worth the money. It always chips so easily! I was food shopping the other day and I saw that ASDA do nail varnishs for £1! For a quid it didn't really matter if they weren't the best. I bought these two...




The purple/blue is only really a tint so it needed 3 coats. The coral needed one! They both dry so quick and last for at least a week.

Super happy!

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Overload.

Today I had the realisation that I wear too many accessories. I usually wear two necklaces or a necklace and a scarf, 4 ear rings, one nose stud, rings on my thumb, index finger and little finger and a lot of bracelets.

As much as I love wearing all this though, it's such a good feeling getting in the house and taking them all off.

I'm not sure that makes sense...




Tuesday, 25 September 2012

ROMWE galaxy leggings. SUPER happy face.

Ever since the beginning of time Black Milk Clothing has been shoved in my face, consequently I've always wanted galaxy leggings.

I literally love them too much. The thing is; I'm not the thinnest of people so I didn't really fancy spending a lot of money on something that only looks good on skinny girls.

 I've been looking for some galaxy leggings for aaaaages but everywhere I looked they just didn't look as good.

Then I came across these.  Words cannot explain  how happy I was!
Anyway, they came today and I did a lot of the cliché blog posing...cringe.


I also re-found these bad boys!

I'm pretty much in love with these leggings even though they are a little bit see through. They're such a bargain!




Sunday, 23 September 2012

Topshop Gel Eyeliner in Ink.

Long story short, I finally got round to buying gel eyeliner because my liquid eyeliner had ran out. I'm not a fan of pencil because I always end up rubbing it off and I don't like the overall finish.

So I bought this.
I've heard so many people talk about 'how amazing gel eyeliner is' so I gave it a go.




This eyeliner (£8 from Topshop) was just not worth it. Although it contains a lot and the package is appealing it just does not last! It smudges off quicker than pencil and ends up all over my eyelids unless I put pale eyeshadow on. It also has the appearance of pencil eyeliner :( However, the application of it, I used a make up brush, is much easier than liquid as it dries quicker.

I feel like I only chose this because of the packaging. It won't prevent me from buying a different brand of gel eyeliner, just to see if it's the Topshop brand or gel eyeliner itself that has failed.





Wednesday, 12 September 2012

DIY ombre/dip dye shirt.


Yeh yeah the word 'ombre' if it doesn't make you want to punch the screen I don't know what will. I KNOW every man and his dog now has ombre hair/clothes but I had time to kill...

Last year I decided to tie dye some tops as I had NEVER tie dyed anything. I created a couple of purple/pink ones and a couple of grey. After seeing the tops, my mate decided that she wanted to give it a go so I bought some purple dye with the intention of creating more tie dye t-shirts. We never got around to doing it and the dye got misplaced.

So, this 'summer' I found the dye and decided to use it for something else, however I was so sick of wasting SO much dye that I went a little dye crazy...I dyed 8 things...


Photo originally taken to show leopard nails but it shows a pink tie dye.

I decided to photograph each step and blog about it, I'm not sure why as there are probably 567896 tutorials on how to do this, however, when I like to create/alter a piece of clothing I find as many tutorials I can! As they often use different approaches which can all be used to make something awesome.

I'll try to write as little as possible as the photos may be able to explain each step better than my feeble attempts of shoving words into sentences in order to create instructions...not sure that made sense.

Original white jeans.
I decided to dye these jeans as I'm pretty sure they've been sat in my wardrobe for 4 years and I'm pretty sure they've been out of fashion for just as long...

My dads white shirt that I cut the sleeves off.
 So you can see why I wanted to dye the shirt right? SO plain...

 After you have chosen which items you want to ombre dye (obviously the above image isn't the shirt) Dip the ends into some water. Then mix the dye as intructed on the packet. I chose 'Intense violet' by Dylon. Lets pretend that I remembered to photograph the packet before I opened it...


Once you have followed the packet instructions on how to mix the dye, place your dipped clothes into the dye as such...


 Wash the dye out in cold water, being careful to hold the item upside down in order to prevent any dye from running down the item into the white area. Hang the item to dry upside down/darker side down.


After the shirt had dried I decided to hem the seams and add a tie dyed pocket! (material used from one of the 8 items I had dyed)





I then decided to alter the buttons so none of them matched (sorry it's not ironed yet!)

As for the completely out-of-date jeans I cut them to create shorts. I then used string to 'scrunch it up' in a tie dyed way.

Scrunched shorts.

After the shorts had dried I cut them so they looked worn in and added studs. I haven't photographed them yet as they're not finished. Probably do one of those cheesey photographs of me wearing them.


I've done 3 tops, 1 bag and 4 pairs of shorts. I'm only keeping 1 top and 1 pair of shorts the rest are DEFINITELY going on eBay. I just hope someone likes them enough to buy them!



Friday, 31 August 2012

'Passion for Fashion' competition.

So...as I was writing a post on my other blog  I found a post by a blogger mentioning this competition. The blogger has to create 5 outfits for autumn/winter; Office, First Date, Casual, Outdoor Wear and Party each under £200. All the prizes and details are mentioned in the link above. Go check it! :)

I decided to start with what I thought would be the most difficult. Office wear. This outfit was a River Island overdose as EVERYTHING was chosen from their website. Originally I chose a dress but I couldn't find ANY jacket that suited it. So instead I went for the obvious choice, a blazer. However, instead of the usual black I chose a teal coloured one.As it was a long blazer I knew a skirt wouldn't look right, so I went for high waisted trousers. I chose a white shirt, so it looked  more professional, but one that had a chain attached so no necklace was needed! Bargain. This whole look is rather rockish but I think it is suitable for the office, providing the office job is something to do with art&design... I'm not so sure a business consultant could wear this.


OFFICE WEAR


Green Blazer: £55
Rings: £8
Shoes: £45

Total: £196


Okay, the difficulty of picking an outfit for a first date was finding a compromise. You know what I'm talking about...the whole, 'making an effort without looking like you've tried too hard' it's a hard balance to achieve but I think I might have done so with the below outfit... I know it's for autumn/winter but I think for this scenario you would risk being cold in order to look this awesome...

FIRST DATE

Dress: Urban Outfitters (£55)
Socks: ASOS (£4)
Shoes: New Look (£34.99)
Clutch Bag: New Look (£38.99)
Necklace: Topshop (£25)
Rings: Topshop (£7.50)

Total: £165.48


First of all, out of all the things I have chosen I have to say that this jacket might be the best thing I have ever laid eyes upon. Ever. I found this outfit difficult because I was SO set on choosing this jacket that I based almost everything else on price. All the boots I chose made the outfit come just over £200. Ahhh well, sacrifices have to be made for a gorgeous jacket. Remember those hats that every man and his dog had? The panda/bear ones? I think I've just upped the game with this fox one...

OUTER WEAR
Jacket: River Island (£70)
Rucksack: River Island (£30)
Fox hat: Dorothy Perkins (£12)
Jeans: New Look (£19.99)
Top: New Look (£9.99)
Shoes: Urban Outfitters (£55)

Total: £196.98


This next outfit was the quickest and easiest. Everything is gorgeous and everything looks so comfy. It was also the cheapest! I was going to select Underground creepers but they're more than 3 times the price of these from New Look! I've tried to select an autumn colour palette throughout but with a twist?

CASUAL

Shirt: Topshop (£40)
Tights: ASOS (£10)
Shoes: New Look (£24.99)
Rings: River Island (£12)
Peace Necklace: River Island (£5)
Barry M Nail Varnish in block Orange (£2.99)
Bag: Topshop (£34)

Total: £128.98

Okay, I'm going to presume that this is for autumn and a warm autumn day at that. I just don't think it would have looked right with a cardigan or jacket. No pain, no gain! I went for more pink/purple tonal shades instead of browns and reds for this outfit as they would look more flattering on a night out/at a party. I also debated added a studded belt but I don't think it would sit right. I carried on with the tribal/aztec trend as more studs and spikes wouldn't have complemented the girliness (I'm not 100% sure that's a word?!) of this outfit.

PARTY
Dress: Topshop (£85)
Bag: New Look (£15.99)
Necklace: New Look (£6.99)
Hand Chain: New Look (£3.99)
Shoes: Topshop (£50)
Mac Lipstick in Pink Plaid (£14)

Total: £175.97

Monday, 2 April 2012

Contacts.

I might actually be THE worst person at keeping up with blogging.
Anyway, waaaaay back in early-ish March I attended a fancy dress with the theme Angels and Demons. I decided to keep the outfit simple and to make the main focus my eyes. I bought some red contacts that looked like this (but bought them from a shop for £17 but THEN had to buy contact solution for a fiver).

I've never worn contacts before and it was surprisingly easy to put them in and to take them out.

However, after getting used to them and wearing them for about 4 hours ( I kept forgetting I had them in) I decided to take them out and accidently split one.




(I decided to paint my eyebrow red)


I also took a trip to Birmingham a couple of weeks ago, I planned to get dark brown hair dye but apparently that decision sit well.



What an idiot, dip dye went out last year, why am I still trying to do it?!

Monday, 27 February 2012

Ginger barnet

So my hair has decided to go more ginger each time I wash it.

I decided to go 'old school' today and do a messy plait because I'm trying to not use the straighteners to curl my hair. It NEEDS to regain some health.

Ready for the cheesy photo to show such a hairstyle?...


Friday, 24 February 2012

Lipcote Lipstick Sealer

This may actually be the best thing I have ever purchased!

It was from Superdrug and only £3.19! Bargain.

I had heard about it a while ago but I finally got around to buying it.

To clear a few things up:
1) I am aware I do not have a mouth that suits lipstick, for some reason this hasn't stopped me buying BOLD and BRIGHT lipsticks.
2) I have always had a complex about my mouth so this is an unusual thing for me to do
and finally
3) I have no make up on hence the cropped images.


1) Barry M Lip liner
2)Clarins Joli Rouge Long-wearing moisturising lipstick
3) Lipcote





This is literally the only lip liner I own. I never really use them but it matches this lipstick perfectly.


After using the corret shade of lipliner (or not if you want to be 'unique') apply the lipstick




Blot and brush the lipcote over the lipstick and leave to dry for about 30 seconds. It tingles at first but then dries with a matte finish.

I have used this several times now and have not needed to reapply my lipstick throughout the night. It comes off easily with a make up wipe, however, I tend to use vaseline after I have worn this as it does slightly dry my lips.

I'd give it 8/10 because it does exactly what its supposed to and it lasts for AGES.