Thursday, 31 March 2011

The Lust List:005 and changes

Hey guys,

It's been a while, how are all of you guys doing? The weather is getting so much better, which makes me even more excited for the spring lines coming in! I have been feeling down recently, I have to apply for placements as part of my course and I have been rejected from quite a few of them. I got through to one of them but got rejected after the  assessment centre. So that's an acheivement I guess, since alot of people are still waiting to hear back. It's just a bit disheartening. At times I feel like giving up, but I am  going to carry on as I am sure I will get a placement.

Back on the topic of fashion, this week's Lust List is a bit late(sorry). I am just going to be posting individual items instead of outfit looks, because it was hard to do it for every item. Check out my how to posts which will feature  outfit ideas.

Also I am going to buy a tripod from Amazon as it is always hard to find somebody to take picks of me,so hopefully there will be more OOTD and the long awaited  haul vid.

This has to be one of my favourite list to date. I already purchased the ring yesterday, so it shouldn't be on the list really but I thought it would be nice to share. I first saw similar wedges on  Nadine from All that Style . These wedges are perfect, but for over £500 they are too steep. Ohh a girl can dream! it looks like I'll have to check out Primark and New Look. The blazer and the wedges are a little out of the ordinary for me, but they are very unusual and chic.
As  with nearly all my lust list posts I've included heels. I don't know why I tortue myself I cannot walk in them, maybe I need to find an easy way to wear them as I have pairs that are gathering dust. Hmm I feel an idea for a future blog post brewing....
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Saturday, 26 March 2011

Who to follow:Giveaway by ForeverSweet89

Hey guys,

Just a quick post to tell you lot about ForeverSweet89 and her blog  ...And Other Stories. As a new blogger she brings a fresh perspective on fashion and beauty. You guys should check her out she is having a giveaway. 

Happy reading
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Friday, 25 March 2011

long awaited OOTN

Hi guys,

Just a quick post to show you an outfit from a few evenings ago. I am still  finding placements and doing uni work. I know I said I would be back on the 28th,but I couldn't keep away.




  1. Leather Jacket is from Primark
  2. Sheer dip blouse is from Primark
  3. Skirt is from Vera Moda at ASOS
  4. Necklace from New Look
  5. Earrings from River Island
  6. Tights from  Primark
Oops sorry about the shirt in the second pic. Hope you guys liked the look!
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Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Hiatus





Hey guys,

I'm gonna take a little hiatus till the 28th because I need to catch up on work but I will be back soon!
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eaburns

Hey guys,

You all know I love statement jewellery, so when I stumbles across eaburns on asos marketplace I nearly fainted. The designs are unsual ,fresh and edgy just what I like in a piece of jewellery.  Lizzie Burns uses triangles and REAL leather in her pieces. Also everything is ethical as she re-uses saddlery leather scraps!

These pieces are my favourite from the whole collection, they come in a variety of colours and shapes to suit your personality.Check out the small triangle necklace, medium triangle necklace and the large triangle necklace. My favourite colour has to be the white and red necklaces.  I am gonna snap one of the small necklaces next week.. hopefully there are some left.
 This is another one of my favourite pieces from the designer. It is just so unusual and colourful. This piece retails at around £22 and uses batik cotton. It  is available here: Batik Upholstered Triangle Necklace.



***Disclaimer I wasn't paid and/or I didn't benefit in any way for doing this product review.
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Crackle Glaze

Hey guys,

I just wanted to do a quick post on China Glaze's crackle glaze! Now I know the whole shattered nails look is all the range thanks to Barry M's Nail effects and O.P.I 's black shatter. However, the novelty wears of when you can only experience the effect in only black. China Glaze has changed that now they are offering the effect in DIFFERENT colours! check out their website. Have fun experimenting!

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Sunday, 13 March 2011

My fav beauty buys!

Hey guys,
Are you having a relaxing Sunday? I was very bored today. So instead of using my time wisely by doing uni work and applications I decided to watch the Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus and read blogs, procrastination 1-my common sense 0. I don't know how I feel about the film. I know the whole point of the film was to let your imagination run wild, but it just left me confused....

Anyway, the whole point of today's post was to share my favourite beauty buys with you guys.

1. Sleek Blush in Flushed~ I started wearing blush this summer. After a lot of research and a trip to my local Superdrug, I found this baby. I love its cheap( only £4.29) and VERY pigmented! I wear this blush every day and it gives a rose pink glow to my cheeks. I highly recommend Sleek blushes for all skin tones.






2. Maybelline Colossal Mascara~  Looking for that perfect mascara is always a challenge, so when my friend recommended this mascara to me, I was pleasantly surprised at the effect it had on my lashes. In my opinion, this mascara lenghtens the lashes and gives them volume at the same time! The packaging is bold and bright and adds to the appeal. It cost £7.19 so if you are looking for an affordable mascara that is effective, this is the brand to go for.

3. Barry M Liquid Eyeliner~I am a girl who loves a good winged eyeliner, so when looking for that perfect tool I came across Barry M. Barry M is a brand which has always been good to me, I am a huge fan of their nail polishes(nail effects <3). The superfine brush makes application very easy, so it is especially good for novices. Also it is very black when it is applied and lasts nearly all day.

 It is a bargain at £4.79! However, if you are not confident with liquid eyeliner yet,Barry M's kohl eyeliners are pretty good too. By the way Superdrug are doing a promotion where you get a free khol pencil when you buy 2 Barry M items, I know where I'll be headed Saturday.
                                                             

4. Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish ~I know there is alot of buzz about Liz Earle on the blogs right now. I have to say that all this attention is well deserved, because this product is Ah-mazing. I started using Liz Earl's Cleanse and Polish when I was 17, and I was having problems with my skin. It did wonders then and it is doing wonders now. It leaves the face feeling soft and cleansed, this is because the product contains natural ingredients such as Cocoa Butter and
Eucalyptus Essential Oil. 

All you have to do is pump the cream, massage it onto your face and rinse the muslin cloth in hot water and remove. Simples! it is £13.25 for 1 on the website, but I got mine from (QVC thanks Mum), they usually have deals so check it out.


***Disclaimer I wasn't paid and/or I didn't benefit in any way for doing these product reviews.
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Friday, 11 March 2011

The Lust List:004 spring edition

Hey guys,
Sorry this post is late, but I was very busy preparing for a placement interview. Hopefully it went okay so fingers and toes crossed. Also  I am ill.. I am sneezing whilst doing this post. Anyway this week's lust list is going to be based on spring items; Some of you guys have asked me to provide outfit ideas in my posts, so I have tried to do it this time :)
Lust List:004 spring edition



Look 1:                                                                                         

 Look 2:
 Look 3:

The tops from look 1 and 2 are meant to be worn tucked in. Hope you guys liked the looks!


j

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Saturday, 5 March 2011

Cheaper alternatives

So it's a typical Saturday afternoon, your out shopping with your mates and  you browse the usually shops. You look around, nothing shines out at you. Your about to leave and BAM! you see it; It is the most perfect piece of clothing you have ever seen and you have to have it. You swiftly grab it ,look at price tag but realise you can't afford it. Disappointed you quickly leave the shop....

I think at some point or another we have all had this experience. Don't you just hate it when this happens, I know I do. You find that key piece but it's too expensive and you are not willing to pay the price tag (the perils of being a student). Well never fear I have  solutions to your shopping woes. Remember guys their is nearly always cheaper alternatives out there.

SEARCH IT! The internet is your friend, there are plenty of fashion sites (especially ebay) which may have your coveted item for less. Remember  this top  from The Lust List:001. I first saw it on New Look for £22.99 after alot of searching I was able to find the same top for £16 at  Desire clothing. I originally saw these boots at River Island for £44.99. The price didn't sit right with me so I found them at  chocker shoes for £25!
     


    MAKE IT!  want that slouchy jumper from Topshop but can't bear to part with £50, why don't you make your own version which would be unique and most importantly cheaper! Gok has many tutorials for clothes. If you prefer videos then Youtube is a mecca for video tutorials,check outSammi's tutorial on slouchy jumpers below. 


    Hope you guys found this useful!
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    Wednesday, 2 March 2011

    MAWI

    Hi guys,
    Just thought I would do a post on my favourite jewellery designer, MAWI. MAWI is cutting edge and combines everything I love about jewellery. Her pieces draws inspiration from industrial structures, it is bold,colourful and also has a touch of glamour to it.


    From left to right:

    1. Tutti Frutti pearl ring £235
    2. Triple strand pearl and dimante necklace £276
    3. Jade tusk earrings £193
    4. Pearl necklace £394

    Her pieces are expensive, so if you have a limited budget like mine, then ASOS and River Island are really good for statement pieces.

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