Monday, 29 October 2012

Weekly Wish List #7

Shoes- Daisy Street  / Bag- Chanel (I wish) / Top- Miss Selfridge / Socks & Tights- Miss Selfridge / Skirt- Miss Selfridge / Trousers- lavish Alice / Skirt- GlamorousUK
It's my birthday soon! (Don't know if I mentioned haha) I can't wait to spend my birthday money on all the items that have accumulated on my many Wish Lists.
I love these nude versions of the Leela boots, they're so cute and pretty, but I know I would get them dirty really quickly.
Of course, the Chanel bag is a total wish purchase, that I definitely won't be getting any time soon (unless I win the lottery or someone rich and generous feels like being nice to me) but a girl can dream.
Absolutely fell in love with the sequined trousers on Lavish Alice. I think they'd look great with a shirt and cropped tuxedo jacket to Christmas parties. Although I do love dresses for any occasson, I think a tuxedo/ trouser combo is soo cool and would make you stand out among the jewel colour cocktail dresses over the Xmas period. Also I love Carrie Bradshaw's tuxedo in Sex and The City Movie 2!

WIN a Dahlia Feline Outfit!

I have only recently discovered Dahlia but already they feature on every weeks wishlist and as soon as I get my long awaited birthday money I can finally get everything on my list!
This skirt is absolutely fabulous! I always said I'm going to be the Crazy Cat Lady one day, so I fell in love with this skirt straight away. From further away it looks like a really interesting floral pattern, but then you start making out the feline pattern and its sooo cute! It's so good for Halloween, and so close to my birthday I really hope to win it!

Their blog and 'girlfriends' are really cool too, check it out here.

You can vote to win the skirt and cat ears on their Facebook page, plus if you blog about it, you get 10 extra entries!

Good Luck

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Weekly Wish List #6

Dress- Dahlia / Clutch- Lavish Alice / Skater Skirt- Dahlia / Jumpers - Lavish Alice / Skirt - MissGuided / Dress- MissGuided / Studded Slippers- GlamorousUk / Ring- Rock n Rose

I went shopping this weekend with my Dad for my birthday (very soon!) and it occured to me that I haven't been in an actual shop in ages! These day's I browse a lot more on etailers, so this week I have only used online shops for my wishlist (although Dahlia does have a shop too). 
Etailers are definitely becoming more prominent in the fashion world. They tend to be cheaper and have much more variety I find than High Street shops.

I recently descovered Dalhia, and I love the vintage inspired look of the wesite and clothes. I am yet to visit the boutique, but that is on my To Do List. 

I really like the Midi Bodycon dress from Miss Guided, although I think I could only pull it off if I wear it with heels as I'm an awkward height. Not petite and not lovely and tall. 

I can't wait until I show all my presents next week (mostly clothes from previous Wish Lists) and I plan to try some 'What I'm Wearing' style posts soon as I'm getting paid and have money to buy stuff with at last!

Monday, 22 October 2012

drinking cherry schnapps in the velvet night

 My beauty crush of the moment is most definitely the beautiful Miss Lana Del Rey. 
I love her timeless look thats so glamorous and reminiscient of old school Hollywood, without it being too cliche or dated. I have been basing my make up on this look quite a bit lately, toning it up or down depending on the occaison. That's what's so great about her beauty look, its totally wearable for day and night. Slightly darkening the sixties inspired eyes and cat like flick creates a bolder look for night, while a lighter taupe based eye looks great in the day too. I love nude lips and neautral blush and I think Lana's make up is perfection. It's really easy to recreate too.
Lana's make up inspired recent beauty looks at Milan Fashion week, in particular Dsquared2 AW 12. The Face Chart above shows how to do the look.

Key items for this look are definitely the jetblack eyeliner and the perfect nude lipstick. I have found that M.A.C Fleshpot lipstick is a really good nude colour and the creamy formula looks amazing. I have used both liquid and gel eyeliners to achieve this look and have found that gel gives a stronger black which makes your eyes really stand out, which I like. 

Although this is her usual statement look, Lana has been embracing autumnal lip shades in wine, berry and classic red shades (another look that I love). In this case, you just need to tone the eyeline down slightly and the key to perfect autumns lips is a good base and lipliner is essential. I used to think it was over rated, but since using it, I am a total convert. It really does provent the colour bleeding.

I'm thinking of posting tutorial style makeup guides, but I need to buy some more brushes and perfect my techniques first. But watch this space!

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Win a pair of Jeffery Campbell's!


As you may have seen from my Wish List posts, I am a hugeeee fan of Jeffery Campbell Studded Lita's and of GlamorousUK too. So this competition was ideal for me! Enter on the Glamorous Facebook page or blog about to gain an extra 10 entires!

GlamorousUK is a great website, and its super affordable too. So you can look fab and not break the bank! The 'Be Inspired' section is really good too and my Glamorous Wish List is ever growing! (Hurry up birthday!)

Good Luck everyone!

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Percy & Reed 'Quite Frankly Flawless Finishing Polish'

Percy & Reed is a luxury hair salon near where I am interning. As well as hairdressing, the salon provide beauty treatments and have their own product range. You may have heard of them, when they were featured as the gift of April 2012 Glamour magazine, and if you haven't heard of them, you definitely should! Although the salon is quite expensive, the products are very reasonably priced. The manager was kind enough to give me this Finishing Polish. Perhaps he was trying to hint that my hair was an awful, frizzy mess, but nevertheless it was very kind and it is an amazing product!

It really takes away the frizz of my naturally curly hair, leaving it in lovely loose, yet defined curls. It smells devine and isn't greasy or runny. For only £4, I am definitely considering replacing it after this bottle runs out. I may treat myself a cut and blowdry there, either for my birthday (which is fast approaching!) or around the festive period! The atmosphere is really professional but still chilled and relaxing, and although it is quite expensive from the customers I have seen leave there, they really do work magic!

Another thing I love about Percy & Reed is the cute illustrations, both on their products and on the website. It is also used on their leaflets and as window cladding at the actual salon. T5he illustrations of women with long, flowing, glossy locks are super cute and make the high end salon have a creative and more persoal edge, one I feel that salons lack.

Friday, 5 October 2012

Weekly Wish List #5

Jeans- Missguided / Jumper- Missguided / Disco Pants- Missguided / Velvet Shorts- TopShop / Bracelet/Ring - TopShop / Boots - both Daisy Street / Tights- all MissSelfridge

Another week, another wish list! I am still too poor to have a splurge (sob) but I have been promised a shopping trip for my upcoming birthday, so I am really excited to finally get a AW wardrobe!
Although this is a wish list, the first item is more of a need, as my current 'good' jeans have got a hole in :( Although they are my favourite jeans and they fit perfectly, I have decided not to replace them with an identical pair. I came across these lovelies and fell in love. Not only are they a lovely deep navy (super flattering) they have tiny skull studds on the pockets! They are absolutely perfect and so me.

I know I've said all along I'm a flats girl and I hate heels, but I am really contemplating buying a pair of these JC lookalikes. I've seen them lots on peoples blogs and they seem to be saying they're pretty comfortable, so i might give them a go! I like the classic suede/studs combination but the skull stud ones caught my eye. I can never resist skulls!

Hurry up Birthday! I have lots on my list!

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Richard Nicoll Showcase

Last instalment of London Fashion Week SS13! Again, I won these tickets from Vodafone, and it involved seat for the showcase, a Richard Nicoll tote bag, Vitamin water and a Champagne reception afterwards. I took my boyfriend, Jason, with me as there was a mens wear section and we had a really good time

The showcase was around 30 minutes long, and we viewed 3 different collections. The lighting was quite bright so the individual photographs I took on the run way didn't come out very well, so I have included broader pictures (plus a cutesy one of me and my beau and a very touristy one of me with the London Eye and Houses of Parliament!)

I wasn't greatly impressed with the collection, but that is only because it wasn't my particular style (i.e skulls, black, studs, fur etc...) but I could appreciate his skills and the collection ran smoothly together.

My first Fashion Week was very interesting. I mingled with lots of influential and 'cool' people, saw some pieces that have given me great inspiration and really just experienced a side of the fashion world I hadn't before. I'm super excited for Feb 13 LFW and hope to get lucky again with some tickets!


Monday, 1 October 2012

Aussie Colour Mate

As you saw a few posts back, I recently died my hair from bright red to browny red. I am now loving being brunette, but as always, its a struggle to keep the colour vibrant and glossy. So I took advantage of the Boots '3 for 2' offer, and stocked up on Aussie Colour Mate Shampoo, Conditioner and Shine Serum along with 3 Conditioning Masks to try and keep my hair a nice colour and texture. I have used them about 3 times now and they make my hair feel amazingly smooth and healthy. I have topped up my colour with a Superdrug's own Semi-perminent dye in Black Cherry (which is lush! a really deep red black without being plum/purple) so I can't comment yet on colour stay but watch this space!

It smells fantastic of peach and conviniently they shampoo is larger than the conditioner so hopefully they run out together rather than the shampoo weeks before the conditioner!

Overall, I love these porducts, that are so much more affordable and so far I have found them to be a lot better than higher priced brands claiming to stop colour fade.

London Fashion Week Thursday

Hello all! As I previously mentioned, I won tickets to a couple of events during London Fashion Week and Vodafone Fashion Weekend. This was the launch of London Fashion Weekend, and as I won two tickets I brought along my friend and fellow blogger Rose. I had work so we didn't head to the event, that opened at 12.30, until around 6. But that still gave us a good 2 hours to look at the pop up stored and rub shoulders with the fashion keen Vodafone customers. We also managed to have a chat with Sandra from 5inch and up promoting her new range for I must admit I wasn't too fond of all the collection but I did like the kimono jacket, but unfortunately on an interns budget, I won't be getting it! I love events like this as it's a perfect environment to network and get inspritation.
 We then made our way to the catwalk area for the show and performance for Tulisa. Her set was actually quite good! She played a lot of old N Dubz (which shamefully me and Rose knew most of the words too) along with some remixes and her new single. The clothes shown were pretty good and our seats were good too :)

Of course, the goody bag was a little (mulberry) bag of heaven! It had a Jean Paul Gaultier Diet Coke bottle, Elizabeth Arden moisturizer, Label m Sea Salt Spray, and a cute compact mirror, as well as some essentials like tissues, tooth paste and compeed blister patches.

Overall, it was a really good evening and I can't wait until February for AW 13!