Monday, 12 September 2011

Fashion Week Faves

Zac Posen


Victoria Beckham

I'm off home for a few days before uni starts again. Deffo looking forward to getting out of Canterbury! Hopefully as I see more collections I like I'll add more of my favourites. On a bit of a sidenote- I saw this picture of Solange Knowles today:
AND FELL IN LOVE! I think it's a great Fashion Week outfit. The top half is somewhat simple to balance out her bright purple maxi skirt and leopard print heels combo. I'm not her biggest fan music wise but in terms of fashion I think Solange can do no wrong. Her outlandish style certainly isn't for everyone, and I could never pull it off, but she wears her clothes with incredible confidence, which leads me to believe she would look good in pretty much anything.
Have you had your eye on anything during NYFW? xo

P.S.- I'm not the most 'tech savvy' person... I can't figure out how to get rid of the ugly white border around  pictures I post? Any help would be much appreciated LOL :)

Friday, 9 September 2011


Can't really get this song out of my head because it's on the radio at work ALLLLLLLL the time, but I love it. It's very much the kind of music I listen to after a long day when I need some 'chill out' time. I hadn't heard of Benjamin Francis Leftwich before I heard 'Pictures', but I will definitely be checking out more of his music when I get the chance. Enjoy lovlies! :) xo

Thursday, 8 September 2011

That weirdo with 5 colours on her nails...

I think I need to up my blogging game a little bit. Lately it seems like even though there's been lots I'd like to write about, I haven't got round to doing so. Which means my posts have been like gold dust since I started getting into this. SO, from now on I will try my very best to post at least once a week, even more if I'm feeling inspired! Like I said at the beginning, I have no particular direction I want my blog to head in... so far it's been nail polish and moaning about life in general so I expect it will continue this way :)

Moving on, I thought I'd share with you guys 5 of my favourite nail polishes at the moment. It's a bit boring and mundane, I know, but I felt bad for abandoning this thing... and a boring post is better than no post at all.... right?!
With & without flash (all without top coat)
Sorry if they look a little messy, I was in a bit of a rush!
(L-R) Revlon Top Speed Nail Colour, Barry M (Berry Ice Cream, Instant Nail Effects, Mint Green), Ciaté Enamel and Barry M Blueberry Ice Cream

 Revlon Top Speed Nail Colour in 28 (Steel)
I actually borrowed this (without permission, oops!) from my mum- 7 times out of 10 I stick with darker colours on my fingernails because they're quite short, and light colours sometimes make them look a bit stumpy. I don't really have any metallic colours apart from this, and it's very good! This polish is smooth and glides on very easily. I only needed two coats, although I've found it does chip a lot... grrrrr.

 Barry M (Berry Ice Cream, Mint Green, Instant Nail Effects & Blueberry Ice Cream)
80% of my nail polish collection comes from Barry M. I'm yet to find a brand that can rival Barry M's prices, yet give the same good quality. When I started to experiment more with different colours a few months ago I thought that their collection was the perfect way to ease myself in. I don't think there's a colour under the sun that Barry M don't supply, and their 2 for £5 deals in Superdrug are definitely every nail polish fiend's dream. They were one of the first high street brands to bring out 'crackle' polish- I remember going to every Boots and Superdrug store I could find just to track down one bottle, they were literally flying off the shelves! And now major brands like OPI and Models Own are following suit you can find crackle polish in a range of different shades. They're a cheap and easy way to get the expensive nail art look- if you're like me and can only dream of being able to afford a full on manicure at WAH then this is definitely something you should be trying out. The only downside is that Barry M polishes sometimes come quite thick, which is great if you only want to apply one coat, but they may take a bit longer to dry. Apart from that I've found even with only 1 or 2 coats they are pretty chip resistant, when I add a topcoat I can go at least a week without doing any damage, which is great because I hate chipped nails more than anything!

 Ciaté Nail Enamel in My Fair Lady
The latest 'nude' craze isn't one that I was too keen on, but the first time I used this I was instantly sold. I got this full-sized paint pot free with September's issue of Marie Claire. Considering I only spent £3.60 when the individual paint pots retail at around £9, it was one of those 'YOU MIGHT AS WELL...' moments that I don't regret. To get the coverage shown in the top picture I used about 4 coats. And before you throw your laptop down in horror, I should say that this enamel is thin, but is probably the fastest drying polish I've ever used. I also love the design of the bottle, from the cute bow to the way it's shaped to make application easier. Now that they've managed to convert me to a nude colour, I will definitely be giving Ciaté another go in the near future!

What colours have you been rocking lately? Are there any new polishes being released soon that I should probably know about? xo

P.S. I am selling my ticket to see the wonder that is Britney Spears next month at the London O2 Arena. It's a standing ticket but unfortunately my concert buddy can no longer make it, and I didn't think I'd enjoy screaming out Britney lyrics and reliving my childhood days all alone, even up close! I'm starting the auction on Ebay at £40 so I'm currently running at a loss, there are 4 days left so if you know anyone looking for a ticket send them my way pleaseeee! MWAH! xoxox

Saturday, 3 September 2011

It's been a long time since I came around, been a long time but I'm back in town!

It's been a minute since my last post so I thought I'd update you all a bit on what's occurred since my birthday wishlist!
1) I am yet to get anything that I wanted LOL! Well, I'm probably closest to getting the ombre hair thing done sometime this month. I'm still looking for PROFESSIONAL AND REASONABLY PRICED hair salons in Kent/London that are willing to touch afro hair.... if you have any suggestions that'd be great! I'm kinda scared of dying really expensive hair myself at home in case it goes terribly wrong, so I don't mind paying (A REASONABLE AMOUNT) if I know someone can do it really well.
2) Models Own sale! IT HAPPENED! They reached 50,000 likes on their Facebook page so they gave everyone 50% off when you spent £20 or more, and even extended it for a few days longer. I must say I was very impressed with the way they handled the sale- they took the time to make sure that the servers could handle the traffic and even though some people were being incredibly impatient and rude, they did their best to reply to any comments/queries swiftly. After the Sleek shambles I expected missing items and super slow delivery, but my complete order came through just two days after I'd placed it. GOLD STAR FOR MODELS OWN! Here's some of what I bought with my hard earned overdraft:
(L-R) Angled blusher brush, small angled brush, nail art pen and polish!

I also got a nail buffer, some tweezers and another eyeshadow brush! Today I decided to give the orange a go- I normally wouldn't go near a colour like this but I actually like it!  I felt like being Tony The Tiger for the day so this is the result:

I think one coat of the base colour could have done it- I used two just to be on the safe side but the orange was really opaque and bright! As for the stripes, not perfect, I know..... but I am getting there :)
Did any of you check out the Models Own sale? What did you get? xo