Friday, 29 October 2010

Outfit of the Day: Driving lesson attire

Hi All!!

I am learning to drive and it's about time I started!! I am so glad I finally plucked up the courage to do it, I just wish i'd started years ago when my whole family kept pestering me to do it. To be honest I actually had a phobia of it... sad I know! After 11 lessons my instructor said I am making great progress so the only way is up!

Here's what I wore on a recent lesson, being in a car means no coat required....

Jacket: Primark
Top: Topshop
Jeans: Oasis

A close up of my minimal make up with statement lips.....

MAC 'Impassioned' Lipstick

Hope you liked!!!

Outfit of the Night: Turquoise & Cream

Hi Al!!!

Here's a night outfit for you.....

(I apologise for the poor picture quality)
Top: Kate Moss for Topshop
Bodycon Skirt: H&m
Heels River Island

If you can remember I posted about the above heels here and I would never have expected that five months later I would own them.....

I am so happy I found these in a recent shopping trip in the sale! They were originally available to to buy for £84.99, then were reduced to £40 but I bought them for only £20!!!! What a bargain!!!

Here is a close up of my make-up.....

Hope you liked!

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Lips of the Day

Hi All!!

Here's the berry lips look I have been wearing recently.....

I am wearing Victoria Jackson, unfortunately no shade mentioned but it is from the 2010 gift set available to buy from stalls at possibly your local shopping centre!


My many Halloween costume ideas ♥

Hi All!!

So Halloween is coming around again and it doesn't seem so long ago that I was Catwoman for Halloween 2009. If you are interested in seeing my costume from last year then just click here.

This year has been very stressful, I am going to a charity fancy dress party and then heading up town afterwards. I have changed my outfit idea so many times! Just take a look....

A Clockwork Orange

So Christina Aguilera pulled off the look, so I thought why not do this! It's different and I could play around with the one eye make-up. However I slowly found it quite boring...

Silent Hill Nurse

An original scary costume especially if you have seen the film it would probably freak a few people out. It would have been fab if I had a clue how to make the mask/bandages. But I don't want my face covered up so let's try again....

Gogo Yubari

The psycho assassin school girl... I loved the idea of the whole concept and I was planning on doing my make-up with blood around my eyes like when she gets killed. However I then spotted this.....

How cool?!! I loved everything about this costume, and I even started buying feathers for my hair for the whole look. But then I realised, I have work this Sunday and painting my face and hands blue would not be quite a good idea if I stuggle to get it all off. Which knowning my luck this WILL happen.

So I then searched the web for all sexy costumes and something I wouldn't usually go for and came across this Harlequin Jester costume...

I found my outfit!!! It's not something I would usually go for but it is short, tight and stands out which is what I like. Just wait until you see the make-up look i'm going for, completely out of my comfort zone but I will try my best!

What are you dressing up as?

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Decisions Decisions: Cape or Mac??

Hi All!!

So I am really struggling with choosing my Winter coat for the next few months. I need your help, the following are a couple of options I have my eye on.....


Topshop Cape

I know there are more options on the high street at the moment, and i've seen a few Camel and Khaki shaded Mac's and Cape's that have taken my eye. But I just thought I would show you a couple of what I am really interested in. I must be honest I am leaning towards the cape more so, I just need to find 'the perfect one'.

Which trend are you liking this Winter?

Elle Magazine Giveaway

Hi All!!

If you hadn't noticed the new edition of Elle Magazine is giving away a free cute sized Clinique Superbalm Moisturising Gloss......

I've got mine!!

Friday, 22 October 2010

Trends: Berry Lips

Hi All!!

Here is a Autumn/Winter trend that I seem to rockin' everyday this week- Berry Lips!! Whether you are wearing Chanel, MAC or Victoria Jackson (like moi) these lips are key to this season. Just have a look at these beauts rockin' the look...

What do you think of this trend?
Look out for a Face of the Day/Night soon with this look!


Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Spartoo Wishlist: Buffalo Shoeboots

Hi All!!

First of all..... WOW!!!!

How amazing are these heels, seriously!

These stunning shoeboots are a staggering £163 but all I can say is any girl who owns or buys these heels is a very lucky lady. These heels can be found on Spartoo and I am costantly coming across little gems like these everytime I visit the website.

I have to admit, and i'm not being biased due to my Spartoo posts, but these boots - made by Buffalo - have got to be one of the hottest shoeboots around. You can go to other stores on the high street and yes you may come across some wicked heels, but you cannot say that these boots do not deserve to be up there with them.

I really think Buffalo did a brill job designing these, they are very on trend at the moment and the fringe detail sets the look off perfectly. You could team these with skinny jeans or leggings and a big chunky knit cardigan in the day or with a cute bodycon dress and oversized clutch in the evening.

What do you think?
Don't forget to visit the whole Buffalo range at Spartoo


Video Post: Accessories Haul

Hi All!!

Here's another video post about my recent bargain haul and the accessories I purchased over the past couple of weeks......

Incase you didn't catch it here is where I got those items:
Headband: Miss Selfridge (£1)
Peacock Feathers: Primark (£1.50-£2 sold seperately)
Belt: Topshop (£1)
Sequin Gloves: Topshop (£1)

If you have your own You Tube channel then please subscribe to mine which you can do so by visiting it by clicking here!!! Enjoy the mid-season sales!


Outift of the Day

Hi All!!

I am hating the weather at the moment, is it just me or did temperatures drop to RIDONKULOUS over night?? I could not believe it when I stepped out the house this morning - at 7am I might add - to go to work!!!

Anyways here is my OOTD from yesterday.....

Cardigan: Vintage
Jumper: Hypnotic
Shorts: New Look (Giles Deacon Gold Collection)
Boots: Vintage

And here is just a lil close up of my simple make up and hair style.....

Headscarf: Peacocks
Earrings: River Island

Hope you liked!! Now make sure you wrap up warm, this weather is a killer and it's only going to get worse :o(


Saturday, 16 October 2010

Spartoo Spotlight: Biker Boots Trend

Hi All!!

Just having a quick look through the Spartoo website and had to post about the selection of Biker Boots available to purchase. Anyone who knows me personally would say that this style of footwear is not something I would usually go for; but I am liking them more and more as the weeks go by. I am fully aware that the biker boots trend has been around for a while now, so im very behind but there's no harm in posting about some styles that catch me eye.

Now we all know that I purchased some boots of a similar sort from Spartoo last month which you can see and read about here. In my opinion I would say that those are more of a cowboy style of boot, the kind I will be focusing on today are definately soley biker boots.

My first thoughts when I came across these boots is the quality....

You can see that they have been made very well, are definately worth their price and they don't have to all be black!!! Although I have never heard of Paul & Joe Sister, this is another reason why I love having the Spartoo website brought to my attention.

All these brands look so sturdy and for the winter weather they would be perfect. I could wear them with so many different sorts of outfits; i'm just thinking about what I would wear with now (ha!) Whether I will purchase a pair in the future you will have to wait and see but I will be sure to post about them. Another big thumbs up to the guys and gals at Spartoo for stocking these right on trend items.

What do you think of Biker Boots?


The shades of Autumn: Burgundy/Plum

Hi All!!

I love how the season of Autumn brings so many shades to our wardrobes and make-up palettes; these range from red, burnt oranges, brown, mustard and purples. I was channelling burgundy/plum yesterday and I thought i'd make a quick post to show you how.

Outfit of the Day

Gilet: TK Maxx
Dress: Primark
Belt: Primark
Leggings: H&M
Boots: Vintage

Nails of the Day

Nails Inc: Paddington Street

Eyes of the Day

Inner eye: Barry M 'Old Gold'
Eye lid: Frontcover 2008 Palette 'Chocolate Truffle'
Outer Eye: MAC 'Carbon'
L'Oreal Voluminous 5x Carbon
Liquid Liner
Collection 2000

This is just one of the shades i'll be rocking this Autumn, what will you be wearing?

Haul: Cute Jewellery

Hi All!!

I don't own too many pendants in my jewellery collection, although I own a whole bunch of necklaces they seem to all be of the beaded, chained, chunky or statement kind. So when I came across these at bargain prices in the Boots sale this week I couldnt resist adding something different to my collection.......

Birdcage Necklace

Clock Pendant


Friday, 15 October 2010

My first video post: Saving my handbag

Hi All!

Check out my first video post......

I'm not sure why the quality is so poor but I will be making this a regular thing so I hope you liked this!


Thursday, 14 October 2010

The best places to shop: Mid-Season Sales

Hi All!!

I know i'm a bit late with this post but whilst you still can I thought i'd let you know the best sales that are going on around the High street and online during the mid-Season sales.
Currently offering:
Last few days of mid-season sale
Many items £10 or less
Currently offering:
Up to 75% mid-season sale
20% off selected footwear
Currently offering:
Up to 70% off mid-season sale
Currently offering:
Mid-season sale
2 Pairs of Jeans for £35
Selected cardigans £12
Currently offering:
Up to 1/2 price mid-season sale

Currently offering:
Up to 60% off sale

There are so many other stores that are having really good sales, but this list could go on forever!! Have a look around and see if there is anything you like..


Outfit of the Day

Hi All!!

Here is another warm outfit for the fast approaching Winter weather....

Jumper: Unknown
Jeans: Oasis
Shoes & Belt: Primark

I adore this jumper, I purchased it at the charity warehouse I visit in Cannock - BDF New Life Charity- but they always cut out the inside tags so unfortunately I do not know where it is originally from.

I rarely wear jeans, but I saw these for £20 in the Oasis sale, I couldn't resist them really....

Hope you liked!

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Boots Offer!!!

Hi All!!

Yes i'm still at Boots on the weekends and I haven't done one of these posts for a while! I think it's safe to say you know Christmas is on it's way when Boots start putting out the christmas stock in September. But you know when it's getting closer when the 'Killer Offer of the Week' comes around every so oftem. This is what is currently on offer...

Frontcover Palette
Was £35
Now £16
(Offer ends Thursday 14th October)

What's better this year with the palette is you can take out the shadows and take them with you in the compact! How cool!!


Rare Fashion

Hi All!

I just wanted to make a quick post of how much I am liking the Limited Edition Opulence range at Rare Fashion. I am aware this range has been around for a while, but only recently have I really taken a closer look at the items available from Opulence.

Rare describe the range as 'Combining glamour, sophistication and luxury' and I have got to agree with this statement. There are quite few ranges of clothing that stand out to me, but Rare is definately one of them.

Just have a look a some of the items from the LE range....

There are some really funky designs in this range and although there are some of the dresses I wouldn't choose personally, I am sure any girl who does would make heads turn. Go check out the website and please not they currently have a 70% off sale :o)

FYI future Rare Review: I have been fortunate enough to have been sent a dress from Rare themselves soley to review on here. It is not from the above range but still a very nice item, I have unfortunately not been able to wear it out yet, and I apologise to the guys at Rare for this delay. But watch this space for a review and photos...


Nails of the Week

Hi All!!

So I have gone for something different this week and painted my nails Green.... shocking I know considering my usual pick is Pink, Purple of Red for my nails!!! I was given two Nails Inc box sets by my aunty for my birthday last month and have only just gotten around to wearing some of the shades. This shade is called 'Emerald Street' and here is how they turned out......

Before I went to work today I thought why not match them with my eyeshadow so I took a few snaps.....

A quick pic of my FOTD....

Hope you liked!