Friday, 25 May 2012

OOTD - 25th May 2012

Hey guys! 
Hope you're all having a lovely day, I've not done much at all today apart from a bit of shopping with my Mum.
Thought to show you a quick outfit of the day, cos I've digged out my wardrobe an old Topshop sun dress from about 3 years ago now, so thought to bring it back!

(Earrings - Vivienne Westwood, Bracelet - eBay)

(Dress - Topshop)

(Bag - Nasty Gal)

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Brand Love: Alice Takes A Trip

If you love: Cats, Pugs, Crosses, Tie Dye and Skulls then this brand is for you.

Being from near Sheffield, I remember first noticing Alice Takes a Trip back when I was around 15 which was 5 years ago now! I remember they had a cute little boutique in the Forum on Devonshire Street, Sheffield and now they have evolved into a successful brand that now sell their own garments online and on ASOS Marketplace. 

I saw on their Facebook yesterday that they are realeasing some more garments from their Spring/Summer 2012 collection and I am just in love.

As Britain is having such lovely weather at the minute and you fancy clothes that suit our random weather but still look summery/edgy (a.k.a fed up with floral print and beetlejuice stripes!) then I'd definitely recommend checking them out!

Here's a few from their latest collection and a few of my favorites: 

What do you think of Alice Takes a Trip?

What are your favorite independent clothing brands? Let me know!

You can buy Alice Takes a Trip clothing from their ASOS Marketplace Boutique or on their online store by clicking these links.

Hope you're all having a fab sunny day!

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Birthday Haul!

Hi guys, sorry for the lack of posts lately but I've been quite busy as last week on the 9th May I turned 20!
I had a really nice day, which involved me eating lots of italian and indian food thus making me a now fat 20 year old.
I went out in Manchester on the Saturday aswell with my friends and managed to fall down the stairs (unlucky!).

Anyway, this year I was very lucky to get lots of lovely presents which I'm really pleased with as the rule is in my family that we stop giving expensive gifts after the age of 18.

I thought to do a little blog post on what I got and what I wore on my birthday night out :)

My Mum and Dad got me Disco Pants! Finally, after waiting so long I actually managed to get a pair! I originally got the black ones but then realised I already have a pair high waisted American Apparel leggings and got them in Navy instead. 
I really like them, and I'm glad I decided on Navy instead of the usual boring black that I always choose.

Heres a forced posey picture of me wearing them and how I would style them for going out for drinks!

(Necklace - eBay, Top - bought with birthday money from Topshop, Navy Disco Pants - American Apparel, Shoes - Office, Bag - Vivienne Westwood)

I also got a lovely surprise of a new camera aswell! I managed to break mine on a beach in Magaluf last year (camera + sand = dead), so I am very lucky daughter this year!

(Canon - PowerShot A3100 IS)

My brother got me some Converse as I really wanted a pair of trainers of some sort but I'm not as hip as him so I asked for Converse not Vans and Nike high tops that he wears!

My boyfriend Warren also suprised me with some Vivienne Westwood earrings, which I was shocked at as I was only expecting a bag from Nasty Gal, which still hasn't arrived :(

My house mate Lauren got me these Cat earrings from Topshop and Nail Art pens. Which is great seeming as I have an obsession with Cats and Nail Art!

My other housemate Julia got me these three Essie Nail Varnishes, which are perfect colours for Spring/Summer!

 (Quick badly painted swatches!)

My friend Ellie got me a MAC lipstick, in Ruby Woo and I love it. I'm wearing it in the disco pants outfit a few pictures above and its a really nice bright matte red lipstick.

My bestie Hannah got me this gorgeous Aspinal of London coin purse, really handy for nights out and when you don't want to take your purse!

My besties Alex, Alexa and Richard clubbed together and got me this Boux Avenue onesie, and it is literally the most comfy onesie ever! Definitely recommend getting one.

Finally done! Sorry for the lengthy post!

Monday, 7 May 2012

Cloud Nails Tutorial

This is one of my favorite nail art designs to do, as it is so easy and cute anyone can do it.

I used:
(L-R: Rimmel 5in1 Nail Treat, 17 Lasting Finish in 'Mint Choc Chip', Models Own x Wah Nails Nail Art Pen in 'White', Rimmel Pro Matte Finish Top Coat)

Apply your base coat and then apply two coats of Mint Choc Chip (or whatever similar sky blue colour you have).
After the nail varnish has dried, use the Nail Art Pen to draw a cloud shape (like below) and then quickly fill in the cloud shape.

Draw and fill the cloud shapes in different sizes on the nail or however you desire.

You should hopefully end up with nails like this! I decided to use a matte finish top coat as I felt like it would look good but a shiny top coat looks good aswell!

Just a quick and easy tutorial, I thought to share :)
Hope you're all having a lovely bank holiday!

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Outfit of the day - Saturday 5th May

(Denim Shirt - Topshop from 3 years ago, Leggings - American Apparel, Vest - Topshop)

(Necklace - eBay, Rings - Urban Outfitters and passed down from my Grandma)

(Lipstick - Angel by MAC)

A pretty boring casual outfit from me today! I'm stuck dog and cat sitting at home so I felt being comfy!

The lipstick I'm wearing is the new lipstick I bought yesterday featured on yesterdays blog post, and I love it! Definitely a day time lipstick and very moisturising, which is good as I have a cold at the minute and I have very dry lips!

I'm also how aware how boring my nails are, I've had this beautiful gold glitter gel on them for the past week and half, and I had to take them off yesterday due to one peeling off :( So they are a bit damaged, which is my fault for not taking the gel off properly!

Hopefully on Wednesday, I'll be wearing Disco Pants with this shirt instead of leggings. It's my Birthday on Wednesday so my parents are gonna finally treat me to a pair! I've been wanting some for such a long time now, but they have released new colours so not sure what to get! Probably buy boring black as they will be more versatile. 

Have a nice day lovelies! 

Friday, 4 May 2012

Mini Beauty Haul

(L-R: Katy Perry Lashes by Eylure in 'Oh, Honey!', MAC Lipstick in 'Angel', John Frieda 'Full Repair' Hair Mask)

Went to Meadowhall and did a little beauty haul!
Really wanted to try some Katy Perry lashes out so I went for these, however I really want to try Cool Kitty so might buy them as a Birthday Treat to myself :)

Decided to go for another daytime lipstick from MAC and I love it!
Probably show an example of it on my next post, but very moisturising and natural pink so I shall be wearing it a lot.

The hair mask is for my dip dyed hair, the bleach has really dried out my hair and I'm dreading getting split ends so I'm trying to save it before it comes to that! I'll give it a go for a few weeks and let you know how it goes.

Short and sweet post for today, will be back soon with another nail art tutorial :)

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