25 Dec 2011
24 Dec 2011
One of the main things that of course everyone loves about Christmas is receiving presents. Why wouldn't you love it?! But I actually love finding the perfect present for someone and knowing they will love it.
I wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy new year!
23 Dec 2011
So because of that lack of excitement I haven't kept track off the days and i completely forgot that it is Christmas eve tomorrow!!
It's so strange how quickly 2011 has gone. The years are going by so quickly now a days i really feel like i need to make the most of each day more than i normally do.
So my new years resolution for next year is just to try and not waste any time. Obviously i am still going to have lazy days like today where i do nothing, because to be honest some days that's all i want to do. But in general i need to stop procrastinating and do productive things!
What's your new years resolution?
19 Dec 2011
18 Dec 2011
I'm considering dying my hair chocolate brown soon, at the moment it is a light brown with natural blonde highlights in it and i just want a change!
I think dark brown is a colour that looks lovely on anyone, So hopefully it will be dark brown soon.
17 Dec 2011
15 Dec 2011
When i say 'you' in blog posts, i actually have no idea if anyone is reading this. If people just come to this website by accident and leave straight away afterwards or if i actually have some people enjoying reading my posts?
If you are reading this currently, excluding my friends and family, leave a comment below please! Would be nice to know if anyone actually reads this rubbish i call my blog!
Haha, so that's day 1 done.
12 Dec 2011
It is the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's album 'Nevermind' this year. and many think it would be an amazing tribute to the lead singer, Kurt Cobain who shot himself when he was 27 in 1994. If nirvana was number 1.
Obviously my love for Nirvana and Kurt Cobain is one of the main reasons i support this, but more than that, The music industry has become this business. It no longer represents appreciation for music or talent. It is purely about making money.
Nirvana becoming number 1 would be an amazing way to remind people of how it used to be. and how music has lost all its soul and talent now. The one's who do have talent and passion are never in the charts and i really hope this can start to change that.
These are the instructions that the campaign starters posted on Facebook-
Download 'Smells like teen spirit' by Nirvana from any legal download site (Amazon, iTunes, HMV, 7Digital etc) from Sunday 18th December 00:01 to Saturday 24th December 23:59. The final chart is announced on Christmas day itself
Please support this campaign if you can! It would be awesome, and make my Christmas day a little bit better!
Like them on facebook and share! www.facebook.com/nirvanaforno1
Follow them on twitter and tweet about it! twitter.com/#!/nirvanaforno1
7 Dec 2011
I'm currently reading the 'Vampire Academy' series by Richelle Mead. It is amazing! i am on the 3rd one and i haven't been reading them very long!! I absolutely love the feeling of being excited to go to bed to be able to read my book and that's how i feel at the moment.
Its good to be back to normal :)
4 Dec 2011
For makeup I haven't done foundation or anything because i thought i'd give my skin a rest, its only Sunday anyway! So i just have winged eyeliner, mascara and a pink lipstick from Barry M on. Barry M's lip products are amazing! Especially their lip glosses they smell amazing!
3 Dec 2011
I reccomend getting a good nights sleep to everyone! :)
It also meant i didn't have such big bags under my eyes, which meant applying concealer was a lot quicker!
30 Nov 2011
29 Nov 2011
27 Nov 2011
Another tip on staying healthy is that, if you buy junk, you'll eat junk. But if you try and when you go shopping or tell whoever does the shopping for your household that you want them to just buy things good for you, then you have no choice but to eat well because there's nothing unhealthy to eat in the house!
Also, go shopping when you're full, or have just eaten. If you go when you're starving or craving something then all the food looks appealing and you're more likely to buy junk! If you go when you're full then you don't really feel like eating junk so you won't buy it. Honestly try it! it really helps.
26 Nov 2011
22 Nov 2011
20 Nov 2011
I'll regret saying this if in a week or so i'm ridiculously stressed out! haha oh well.
19 Nov 2011
17 Nov 2011
15 Nov 2011
14 Nov 2011
So many people in this modern world are just plain MEAN to each other! With internet and social networking now it is so easy to be anonymous and it feels like it isn't a real person the other end of the computer people feel it's okay to post nasty hateful comments on there you tube video or Facebook or whatever.
People are also starting to use the term 'fat' very loosely when the person they are describing is in no way shape or form 'fat'! How is it that anyone above size 10 is considered fat when 16 is actually the average woman's size (in England). If someone gains a slight amount of weight or for one day of there life is not wearing make up they have 'let themselves go'.
I really do think in this world the amount of just pure HATE and ANGER is growing and growing and the amount of just being plain NICE has completely disappeared?!
I have met a significant amount of people in my life time and i can think of 2 that are genuinely nice people!
So if by any chance reading this you agree with me, the next time you think or say something mean just think twice about how the other person might feel.
This post is not me telling you to sort yourself out and pretending i'm perfect. I can be a complete bitch like everyone can. But today i'm going to stop. I'm going to really try just to be a better person and i hope you do too.
I'm sorry for the ramble but this is an issue that has been bugging me for a while now!
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1) Liquid Liner
This is probably the hardest to use and apply but if you are already good at applying your eyeliner this does give a very elegant sleek look. Especially good for winged eyeliner! I wouldn't advice using it for your water line as it doesn't stay very well. If it's the only eyeliner you have and you wan't to use it on your water line then I would use a eye shadow the same colour as your eyeliner on top to set it.
2) Pencil/Kohl liner
This is the basic eyeliner. It can be used for your lash line, water line of your upper water line. It is a staple item that everyone must have but i prefer having a white pencil liner, for my water line and inner corner, to make my eyes look bigger and more awake! I personally use gel eyeliner in my water line (which i'll talk about in a minute) but pencil eyeliners work very well as well. I tend to have all my different coloured eyeliners in pencil form. For example brown, blue and white.
3) Gel Eyeliner
These 99% of the time come in a little pot so you will have to purchase your own brush to use it. Which on one hand is good because you get the type of brush you really want, but it does add more to the money you have to spend! Gel eyeliner is my personal favorite, because it gets the look of liquid but it's a lot easier to apply! It stays on very well and can but used on your water line. It used to only be brands like MAC that did gel eyeliner pots but a lot of drugstore brands are bringing them in now. Which is great for the price! I know Mabelline do a gel eyeliner and brush together for less than just the pot costs at MAC!
Hope I've helped you decide which eyeliner is best for you!
13 Nov 2011
My tips with heels-
Be reasonable, if you know you'll be walking a lot don't wear your highest most glamorous heels you own! If you don't want to go with flats, go for a pair of boots, or something with a thicker heel as they will be easier to walk in.
Match them to your outfit, when you're wearing a plain pair of flats it isn't as noticeable when they clash with your outfit. But if you're wearing diamond studded, sky scraper heels think about whether they go with your outfit first!
And last but not least not being a tall girl myself if you are already really tall without heels don't then wear massive ones when you know you're going to meet your friend who isn't very tall at all! It will make her look shorter and you look abnormally tall.
12 Nov 2011
The bigger the ring the better! I just think it can really round of an outfit brilliantly and if you have your nails done with a colour that goes well with the ring it looks beautiful. Topshop (which i'm not sure if its in the US) have amazing rings and their jewelry at the moment is very punk-ish so i'm trying to not spend all my money on them!
I really don't think rings have to be as expensive as some of them are! Obviously there are hundred pounds and thousand pound rings out there but two of my favorites were about £3 and £30. Most of my rings cost me under £10.
Picture is of a set of 10 rings from Topshop which I want to buy so badly!
11 Nov 2011
So thus to conclude! As much as want to try not wear as much make up when your skins bad! It'll be worth it in the end.
It makes your mascara stay on for longer, be water proof but still have the thickness you get from a volumising mascara.
Hope i helped!
9 Nov 2011
I hope you can forgive me :)
8 Oct 2011
So I just thought i'd make a blog post encouraging anyone out there who is possibly reading this and feeling bored in their own little towns! Go out and find a theater or a record store, or some vintage stores and try something new! You never know, you might love it! and if not, at least you can say you've tried!
4 Oct 2011
Sorry i haven't posted in agggeeesss!
13 Sep 2011
I am going to cut them really short because playing the guitar is something i have always wanted to do i just thought i would put a couple of tips for if you want to make your nails look longer etc
1) make sure you keep your nails healthy, then if you have an event or something in a couple of days and you want your nails long for it, they are healthy and will grow quickly.
2) Do a french manicure with a fine white tip. You don't want the white tip to be really thick or it will take up half of your nail already! But if you make it fine it makes it look like you actually still have the white tip, rather than your nails being too short!
3) Keep your nails painted, similar to tip 2 it just covers up the fact that you don't have the white tip because that is one of the main things that shows you have really short nails.
If all else fails just wear an awesome bracelet and no one will even care about your nails!!
My friends birthday party is coming up and she's having a circus theme, which i think will be great! She's going as the ring master which makes sense as it is her party! So i need to decide on my costume. It's actually quite hard to think of things to do with the circus which will still look nice, I'm thinking a lion tamer and have a stuffed animal lion with me, or lion tamer and my friend whose also going can go as the lion!
This is going to take some thinking about...
7 Sep 2011
1 Sep 2011
So as i'm sure you can guess by the title! This post is going to be about my favorite designer, the wonderful..
He does mainly evening dresses and very elegant extravagant clothes. And they are all stunning! Cheryl Cole wears a lot of his dresses, and despite not being a big fan of hers, i have to admit she wears some beautiful dresses! Blake Lively (Serena from Gossip Girl) wears my favorite one of his dresses in an episode of GG. (picture on right)
In his autumn 2010/2011 collection i think is was (as i said in another post, my internet's not very good so i can't check, but i think it was that one) He used a lot of lace and grey silk, and with my strong feelings about grey being a underrated colour, i think they are all beautiful!
Whenever anyone asks me what would i buy if i won the lottery, one of things i always say is a Zuhair Murad dress! We can all dream can't we!?
The one thing I love and always take with me when i go out, more so than my phone, is my iPod.
The other day when we were getting ready to leave for Amsterdam I had deleted a playlist off my iPod, but I thought when I synced it with Itunes, it would go back on their rather than deleting the one off Itunes! That was the playlist that i had all my music on my iPod on, and now it is gone! So basically I have about half the amount of music I should have on my iPod. Including a significant amount of my favorite songs!
Ahh well, I shall have an Ituning session when i get home and try and remember what I used to have on my iPod and put it back on there!
Wish me luck!
P.S. this picture has no real reference to this story what so ever, but i like it.
2) My favorite make up brand is MAC but it's really expensive so other than that, Barry M (especially the lip glosses, they smell really good!)
3) My favorite magazines are NME and Vogue
4) I have an older brother.
5) I don't like Nirvana very much but i find Kurt Cobain really fascinating and i have the book with all his journals in it
6) I was practically hysterical after seeing the last Harry Potter film
7) My favorite fashion 'style' is Rocker, even though I don't dress that rocker-ish very often.
well this has been an extremely random post, but i thought, WHY NOT?!
31 Aug 2011
Better start saving up now!
But now that i'm here I've noticed everyone cycles everywhere, but still looking very chic. I feel like it would be perfectly normal to wear an awesome, dramatic outfit down the street with high heeled boots!
So... my point is, if you come to Amsterdam or for future reference for myself, wear what you want! You don't need to tone it down!
15 Aug 2011
I like my outfit today, it's not that summery, sort of starting to go into autumn!
I'll post later, Have a good day!
14 Aug 2011
At the moment i seem to be
I just love either having nail varnish on or just having them really nicely shaped and just generally well kept! The one thing that i've really been wanting to try is newspaper nails! They just look really cool, if i get a chance to do them i will post how it went but heres a link to a website that tells you how to do them.
6 Aug 2011
Its one of those evening where i am looking forward to tomorrow, just to get dressed!
5 Aug 2011
4 Aug 2011
3 Aug 2011
I just had this random thought and thought i'd share it with you!
I guess i should probably make this post a little more beauty related!
Sun lotion is great for your skin, it really is bad for you to be sitting outside in the sun for a long time, no matter how lovely your tan is!
I have my body sun lotion but my everyday moisturizer is SPF 15 i think as well, its from the dermatological clean start range, which is specifically for teenagers. It really is a great range especially the spot cream!
Yeah..i guess that's all i have to say! have a great evening or day, or whatever time it is where you live!!
I saw a pair the other day in Miss Selfridge, and i thought you know what, they could look awesome! If you like the real rocker look they are great, but i actually think they could look really great with a girly flowery top. The contrast looks lovely...
So i was going to buy them but two things stopped me!
1) They were £45, as a teenager i do not have that kind of money to spend on trousers!
2) This pair that i wanted, couldn't be washed! They could be wiped down but not washed, which is stupid for a pair of trousers as (especially leather ones!) you can going to get sweaty in them!
I ended up not buying them, but that doesn't mean i don't love them any less! i'm just going to look somewhere else for some cheaper, washable ones!
(the picture is of the actual pair i tried on)
1) Don't wear the same colour as your eyes
2)If you have brown eyes- Greens, golds, blues, purples.
3) if you have green eyes- Similar to Brown eyes, Violet and plum shades are great!
4) If you have blue eyes- rich browns, Silvers, golds, greys
4) If you have hazel eyes- Pinks and pale purples look lovely!
I hope I've helped!!
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2 Aug 2011
The main thing i love about summer is indeed a good old picnic! I had one today which was really fun! There is nothing better than friends, food and sun!
So to make this post more beauty/health/fashion-y i guess i thought i'd give you some ideas of how to make a picnic more interesting!!
1) make the food themed. Eg. Healthy food or food you remember from your childhood.
2) Make the clothes themed! Everyone has to wear something they wouldn't normally wear, or inspired by something!
3) Make it a planning picnic, picnics are quite casual events, and I honestly love planning stuff, i don't know why i just do! So make the picnic a meeting for your friends to plan a trip to the beach or even planning your lives if you want something a little more serious!
Go and invite a couple of your friends and no matter how old you are go for a picnic, you'll love it!
So I encourage everyone to when you wake up tomorrow or the next time you get dressed, wear something you wouldn't normally wear or try a different style, I do it everyday and trust me, It's fun!!
As she did die from a drug overdose some people are less sympathetic towards her.
No matter how someone dies, when you are 27 and have so much talent it is a truly sad loss to the world.
I bought the recent edition of NME that was about her, and i love the cover. Its simple and elegant, it didn't need anything else on it.
I'm wearing a green tank top tucked into a brown and white skirt which has been pulled up to make an empire waist, The empire waist (which really suits me more than other waists!) is accentuation by a brown belt, flip flops and of course! Sunglasses!!
Have a great day!!
1 Aug 2011
1) Go for a more evening dinner style than fairy princess, there is nothing worse in a prom dress than fluffy pink sequins and sparkles!
2) It is very easy to want to do everything you can possibly do! Make up, hair, jewelry, bag, dress! The normal rules of less is more still apply! If you're going for a necklace don't wear earrings, if you have a sparkly dress most likely you don't even need much jewelry at all!
3) similar to tip 2, less is more with the makeup as well! If you do want to do something fancier than your usual make up either tone up the lips OR the eyes! Not both!
4) Wear heels but try and find some that aren't absolutely going to murder your feet! If you really love them and you have to put up with them, try putting some Vaseline on the bits that rub on your shoe or get some blister plasters, It is really going to ruin your evening if you can't stand up!
5) Make sure you are wearing the dress, the dress isn't wearing you!
After those tips i thought i'd say what i would wear prom...
If money was no option something from Zuhair Murad, I feel like even prom isn't good enough for those dresses though! they are beautiful <3 So something simple, preferably grey or some sort of elegant colour, not a bright pink or green. (the picture is of the kind of dress i'd like to wear, then dress it up a little with a bold lip.
Good, flawless base makeup, so foundation concealer etc. Then either dramatic eye shadow and a nude lip or not really any eye shadow or a nude colour, then a bold red or pink lip! (or orange is a favorite of mine at the moment! Try the Barry M orange lip gloss its great and smells of peaches!) Personally I would go for a nude lip gloss, and a 60's winged eyeliner.
If i was wearing the dress i have put a picture of, I would wear a couple of multi coloured bangles just to add some colour to the outfit, as i haven't done coloured make up.
SHOES AND BAG-
Pale skin coloured pink shoes, or some simple black heels, something thrown together, effortlessly sexy. For the bag, go for a small one because you won't want to be carrying a massive bag around with you, trying to dance. A clutch is small enough and ideal, but see if you can get a clutch that has a little wrist band thing attached to it, so you can have it around your wrist rather than trying to keep hold of it.
Your natural hair is the hair that normally suits you most, so don't do anything too different. I would go for wavy beachy curls, as i have short brown bob cut hair. If you are going to do your hair up, do it slightly loosely or a bit tousled so its doesn't look too 'perfect'.
So i think that's it for my Prom guide, just remember, its Prom HAVE FUN!!
But my Vogue arrived in the post today and i sat down with my dinner at the table and read the whole thing, every single page. I had almost forgotten how much i love it. After reading it i just want to put together a great outfit, or make something, just do anything creative really!
Its nice to have my passion for fashion back, (that sounds so cheesy!)
11 Jul 2011
I've always loved her style, its unique, quirky and still effortlessly fashionable.
So I wore, Bright red skinny jeans (which i got the other day and adore!!)
Black and White converse (everyone should own a pair of all star converse!)
A plain white tank top
A black cardigan
and a blue peace sign necklace (I also just got, paired with my daisy chain headband i'm turning into a hippy, and i have to say. I rather like it)
Sorry i didn't upload a photo of me with this outfit, I'll try to next time, but i'm sure you get the idea <3
9 Jul 2011
6 Jul 2011
Sorry for anyone who actually reads these random thoughts i share with the internet but with exams and everything else...i guess i just haven't got round to it :)
But i'm back!! Even writing this now i had forgotten how much i enjoy it! I already have a couple of ideas for posts, so expect some very soon.
7 May 2011
4 May 2011
Zara has a great summer collection of really colourful clothes, i got a top from their when i was in Germany a month or so ago, so have a browse!
(this is the UK Zara website, but you can find the one for your country just by googling Zara)
3 May 2011
Favorite song from album- Really hard to choose this one but after some debating between, anit-d, techno fan and the one i've finally decided on. i'd have to choose Jump Into the Fog.
Favorite lyric from album-
'East Londons not a bomb site, its a treasure chest. we use our penguin costumes more than our evening dress'. From Techno Fan.
ps. i know this is quite different to my usual posts but i've been loving music at the moment especially this album, so i thought i would share it with you!! :D x
16 Mar 2011
10 Mar 2011
If you're not from England or you go to a particular school you may
not have a school uniform (lucky!), but I do and it really doesn't
suit anyone! We were told yesterday that we have a non school uniform
day soon (we have them every so often for charity etc) and so everyone
gets excited for the chance to show people that you actually look
good! Just not in uniform. This calls for a shopping trip!!
Sent from my iPod
Sent from my iPod
6 Mar 2011
I bought another CD yesterday, Julian Casablancas- Phrazes for the Young, and I am realizing how much I miss just buying a CD, rather than downloading/ buying it off iTunes or another site. It just seems so much nicer to have the real thing in front of you.
What thing do you miss?
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28 Feb 2011
But one trend that i have never understood, and indeed will never wear! is Velvet.
Please people don't do it! The look, the feel, no matter what colour and what form it comes in i really just don't like it. Sometimes it can be tolerable!
For example this girl i know wore a red skin tight velvet dress, that cut of just above the knee. I might go as far to say it looked....nice. But the main thing that made it look ok was that the girl is really pretty!
If i see a lovely clothing item made of velvet, i will admit it, and i will take all this back! But so far no luck!
26 Feb 2011
22 Feb 2011
12 Feb 2011
I think Valentines day should be about more than that. It should be about everyone and everything you love. It should be about friends and family, even your favorite meal! Rather than thinking about whether your technically in a relationship or not, get all your loved ones with you, and eat your favorite meal. I love my friends and so i am spending valentines with them. I don't need to be IN love with them, to want to spend valentines with them do I?
Do what you love to do, make this day your best no matter what.
Happy Valentines Day
1 Feb 2011
30 Jan 2011
Firstly even if i'm not doing anything else i will wear concealer, at least under my eyes. I use Benefit, Confessions of a concealaholic (I've done a review on it below)
Pat in your concealer rather than rubbing it in.
Next I put on my whole face primer, which is from The Body Shop. This primer is just like the Lancome one, which I believe is about £25 and the body shop one is the same volume, and £10! If that's not a bargain I don't know what is!
I put a pea sized amount onto my finger rub it between my hands and spread all over my face, focus it on the dry points on your face.
Next is foundation, which is also from The Body Shop, I have more dry skin than oily, and so this foundation is quite moisturising and slightly oily, so I wouldn't reccomend it for anyone with oily skin, but for anyone else it's great!
I put this on in different ways depending on how much time I have and how I feel. One way is like the primer I put a spot on my finger and rub it in with my fingers, or I will put some on the back of my hand and use a brush to pick some up from my hand and brush it onto my face.
I set my foundation with just a plain powder, from any brand, I'm not too fussy at this stage, just find what works with you!
And finally mascara, this is one of the things which I always put on because it's quick and easy, and still makes a big difference to your look! Recently I've been using L'oreal Paris Volume Million Lashes (£11.29) But I just bought today L'oreal Paris telescopic (£11.29) Which I've only used once but can tell I'm going to love it!
Get a business card or something similar, and place it on your upper lash line and pull upwards, so that your eyelashes are against the card, Then put your mascara on like that, it separates your lashes and means you have something to press the mascara against to stop it clumping.
24 Jan 2011
This theme of dance, elegance and animals could be used in a number of portraits or sculptures, maybe a dark misty dancer in oil paints? You never know, let your mind go wild!
Just imagine a catwalk dimly lit, with ballerinas at the side dressed in white or pink and then a beautiful model walks down the centre of the catwalk in an incredible black lace and silk dress (Zuhair Murad style!)
It would be easy to adapt a movie like this into a book, or a short story. Or maybe for a magazine or blog post you could talk about dance or make up inspired by this movie. (I might just do that!)
So let your creative instincts be set alight by this film! Whether your an artist, a designer, a writer, or any one who just likes anything creative, see if you can adapt these themes of dark, elegance and dance into your interest!
16 Jan 2011
14 Jan 2011
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