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Friday, 30 November 2012

Friday Feature: Silver, Bronze and Gold

1. Gold Metallic Skirt - Glamorous: £25.99, 2. Sequin Skater Dress - Primark: £20, 3. Metallic Flapper Dress - Rare at Topshop: £42, 4. Metallic Dip Hem Top - Fashion Union: £25

The Olympics may be well behind us now, but that's not to say you can't take inspiration from the games for your party outfits this season. Stick to a winning palette of golds, silvers and bronzes. You may not be able to accessorize with a medal, but these pieces alone will put you forward as a fashion front-runner!

Go for gold this festive season. The warm tones will compliment any skin tone. Team with faux fur accessories or a velvet bag for the ultimate luxurious look. 

5. Metallic Shift Dress - Topshop: £55, 6. Electric Silver Tunic - Glamorous: £22.99, 7. Sequin and Chiffon Dress - Primark: £17 8. Sequin Skater Dress - Topshop: £65

For simple chic, opt for silver tones this Winter. Avoid the ice queen look by teaming with a red lip and delicate curls for instant glamour!

9. Bronze Sequin Jacket - Miss Selfridge: £40, 10. Metallic Sequin Skater Skirt - New Look: £19.99, 11. Laser Cut Out Skirt - Miss Selfridge: £45, 12. Bronze Sequin One Shoulder Dress - Fashion Union: £28

Be a bronzed goddess in this rich and understated shade. Sequins bring the colour to life whilst black accessories transform it to a night time look. 


What I Wore: Ombre Away!

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Jacket: H&M, Jumper: Primark, Skirt: Primark

Ombre hair is a hot amongst the 'blogosphere' - if that's what it's called. Whilst I love it on other people, I've never really been brave enough to try it myself - I've had the same hair and style for as long as I can remember. I spotted this Ombre jumper whilst in Primark last week. It was available in three colours so naturally I picked up two. I was going to keep one and take the other back but when I saw they were only £3 each in the sale, I thought why not keep both! The other one is an orange which fades into a hot pink at the bottom,  but I like this one just as much as I love blue and it's a colour that really pops. 

I think Primark is really hot on trends at the moment and is producing some really good stuff. There's been quite a few items from there that bloggers have gone crazy over - the Minnie Mouse Onesie, the studded clutch, the Fox slippers and the black bucket bag to name a few. 

Have you picked up any Primark bargains recently? 


Thursday, 29 November 2012

Travel: Australia 2012

A little overdue, but I thought I'd post about my holiday to Australia. I finally uploaded my video (above - if you do watch, please watch in HD as it looks rubbish otherwise!)We visited Singapore, Sydney, the Gold Coast, Bondi, Melbourne, Manly and the Blue Mountains. Looking back at the photos now, it feels like a dream that never actually happened. We hope to go back soon, I just wish it wasn't so expensive!
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Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Review: Nails Inc in Notting Hill Gate

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Nails Inc in Notting Hill Gate*

When I first received this in my November Glossybox, I was a little apprehensive. I'm always harping on about how I'm not a girly girl in the sense that I don't like pink, but I thought I'd try it anyway as I'm always hearing great things about Nails Inc

The colour, Notting Hill Gate, is a very bright, almost fluorescent pink shade and the consistency is about mid way between a thick and thin polish. Brands such as OPI, in my opinion, have a thicker consistency so when I was using Notting Hill Gate, I applied 2-3 coats to get to a look I was happy with. Drying time wasn't too long, I've had quicker and I've definitely had longer to wait so this was probably in the middle of the two, but this is to be expected when you're applying quite a few coats. 

My application seemed to chip quite quickly unfortunately, which I'm not sure whether this was down to not putting on a top coat, but it meant I only had about 1-2 days of wear from it before it started to look messy. 

Overall the shade did win me over as it's a nice colour pop to your outfit, however it probably requires more maintenance in touch ups than I'm willing to do. But if you're someone who changes their nails frequently than this nail polish is definitely one to consider!


Tuesday, 27 November 2012

What I Wore: Every Tear's A Waterfall

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Jacket: H&M, Crop Top: Boohoo, Waterfall Skirt: H&M, Boots: New Look

I've done it - I've named my outfit post after song lyrics. I've nothing against doing it, I'm just not very creative, but when you run out of ways to describe your 'black outfit', something's gotta' give! Sometimes a song can describe your mood more than any other medium, which is why I love music and I think you can learn a lot about someone from what they're listening to - give me a complicated lyric any day over a good beat!

Anyway...this is a very black outfit, bar the red lipstick of course. I've seen the high skirt, roll neck crop top combo quite a lot and it is a look that I'll be re-wearing a lot this season, so I'm looking to stock up in every coloured crop top going! The dip hem/waterfall skirt was massive this Spring/Summer and I still love mine as it gives me the best of both worlds. I get the maxi length at the back but am not swamped by the material at the front where it rises up. 

Are you going to be re-working any of your Spring/Summer clothes this season? 


Monday, 26 November 2012

Review: Next New York Eau De Parfum

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If first impressions are anything to go by than Next's new beauty range ticks all of the boxes, after all, I love a good bow! Categorized by city, each range falls under either New York, London, Milan or Paris. The New York  Eau De Parfum is described as: "a radiant, white floral fragrance with elegant jasmine and sunkissed orange blossom."

What I like about this fragrance is that it has a strong enough to scent to last all day without being over powering. It has a fresh and floral fragrance which is light and feminine. It's a really good day scent and something I can imagine working for the Spring months too. 

I like how Next use the collections to categorize their ranges. I may be a little biased as I love New York but I've also used the London fragrance too, which was just as good. 

Have you ever tried Next fragrances? What did you think?


Sunday, 25 November 2012

Weekly Round Up

Grey and miserable start to the week, First family tea I've had in a while, Travelling in style back home, Breaking Dawn, I love cinema times!, H&M parcels are my fave, Winter = big chunky knits, Lush basically won me over with everything in store, Love this Karen Millen dress, Mean Girls never gets old, Awww (Glamour Mag), Love this Monochrome look, Cheeky Zara purchase, Christmas lights in the village, Friday muffin at work, Make-up, Chocolate flowers, Brownie time, I love a crop top, Saturday meal with friends

Friday, 23 November 2012

Friday Feature: Christmas Jumpers

1. Knitted Christmas Robin Jumper - Topshop: £50, 2. Red Christmas Fairisle Jumper - River Island: £35, 3. Deer Christmas Jumper - New Look: £19.99, 4. Knitted Christmas Polar Bear Jumper - Topshop: £50, 5. Knitted Christmas Holly Jumper - Topshop: £50,  6. Samantha Snowflake Jumper - Boohoo: £15, 7. Nicole Father Christmas Jumper - Boohoo: £15, 8. Dotty Reindeer Knit - Boohoo: £20, 9. Knitted Christmas Candycane Jumper - Topshop: £50, 10. Blue Christmas Fairisle Jumper - River Island: £35, 11. Rosie Snowflake Jumper - Boohoo: £15, 12. Emily Reindeer Jumper - Boohoo: £18

Christmas Jumpers have got their cool-back this season with an array of designs and prints to choose from. These high street hotties give you that festive feeling for less. Try New Look and Boohoo for cheaper alternatives or if you've a little more cash to flash, head to Topshop for classic Christmas characters! Now all we need is snow...


Thursday, 22 November 2012

What I Wore: Spike Up Your Life

Blazer: F&F, Shirt: Primark, Trousers: H&M, Heels: Nelly*, Lipstick: Rimmel, Nails: Nails Inc Notting Hill Gate*

How FIERCE are my new Nelly heels?! They're not my usual style but that's also why I love them! They definitely add an edge to any outfit and I find them really comfortable to walk in, which is also a bonus. Studs and spikes have been massive this season so they're fabulously on trend and are perfect for the upcoming party season! 

I kept the rest of the look low key in an oversized shirt, blazer and plain trousers, adding a few more subtle accents with my Nails Inc Notting Hill Gate and my Rimmel lippy. I'm not a girly girl who loves pink but I don't mind accessorising with the colour! 


Event: Boohoo #KnitB4Xmas

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Last Thursday was Boohoo's #KnitB4Xmas event held at the hot (well, cold!) spot that is the Ice Bar in London. It was a perfect start to this year's Christmas countdown. Think Winter onesies, cheesy Christmas knits, mine pies, presents, trees, carol singers and more!  The guest list even included the one and only Santa, with some adorable husky dogs in attendance too! 
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