Sunday, 21 September 2014

American Apparel Autumn Collection 2014



I used to be absolutely obsessed with American Apparel, but kind of went off it as it was so expensive. But recently, as starting off at Uni, people from there have been getting me back into it again. Also I am in London, I see a lot of their stores! So I thought I would show you some of their Autumn clothes.

Monel 9 Eyeglass
£27.00
Colour - Black

These glasses have such a vintage look to them, thats what stands out for me. Also the gold in the glasses adds a touch of class to them and makes them a bit more smarter. If you are a hipster, like to dress in Vintage clothing or just love wearing fashionable glasses, these are for you!


Snake Shawl Cardigan
£66.00
Colours - Navy/Ivory and Black/Ivory

This cardigan is so stylish! And is something thats perfect for Autumn as you aren't sure what the weather will be like. The colours it comes in are really admirable, and will go will a lot of different outfits. Also it just look so comfortable and cosy to wear and it hangs really well on you.

Gingham Pocket Skirt
£42.00
Colours - White

I'm not usually a fan of skirts that hang on the shins, but this one looks so flawless. It's good for people that have a good figure and for people that don't. This is because the design of it and how it sits of your hips. It would also suit people that are small and tall. Just LUSH!

Pencil Jean
£78.00
Colours - Black/White, Dark Stone Wash Indigo and Medium Stone Wash Indigo

I LOVEEEEE these jeans and all the other colours it comes in as well! They just give you such a nice shape and make your legs look extra long! I would defiantly invest in a pair of these, they are GORGEOUS! Also as high wasted jeans are so in at the moment.

Unisex Waffle Mesh Cardigan
£52.00
Colours - Black and White

This is quite an refreshing cardigan, as its not what you would expect but is really nice! Also again perfect for the weather, and for people that are in hot countries. You could always you it as a sports jacket as well, as it would be great to just slip on after a workout!


Let me know what you think of the pieces of clothing! Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!!


Friday, 5 September 2014

I'M BACK IN LONDON

I'M BACK! After 9 years of being in the sweet, peaceful countryside, i'm back in the city! I have started at art uni a week ago and really enjoying it so far. Have met some wonderful people and getting used to the freedom to explore... I have missed London so much, and I now feel like I am finally home. I hope to go to blogging meet ups and really take advantage of living back in the city! I feel like I have 9 years to catch up on, but don't have time for that. But I love how you can never get bored in London, as there is always something going on near you. I have been looking up some awesome going out places, and can not wait to visit them! :)

My makeup collection is regaining its strength by having makeup stores everywhere around me. Keeping up with the fashion trends and looking at what everyones up to these days.
So you'll be probably seeing a lot more makeup and fashion posts as i'll be soon be getting obsessed!

I am glad that we have a beautiful garden to relax and chill, also for Maia.


Please let me know if you are a London blogger, would love to get to know some of you!


Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Designer Labels


Designer Labels is quite a big subject in the fashion world, with most people wanting to have designer clothing and accessories. There are plenty of brands to choose from that will make people think your 'trendy', with what you wear. Designer Label is a term most often applied to luxury items. Upper middle class are perhaps the most commonly targeted customers. Designer Label companies use their smaller and cheaper merchandise, aimer at the middle class, such a wallets, fashion jewellery , key-rings and small accessories, to make the majority of their income. Whilst the more expensive pieces such as haute couture, high jewellery, hand-bags, shoes and even furnishings are usually reserved for the wealthier upper-class clientele.


Designer Labels aren't just restricted to the fashion industry. Many cars and motorcycle companies are regarded as them. It just means that they make their vehicles to a higher standard than the average manufactures. Many people consider designer labels to be a status symbol. For example their logos, representing the brand as a whole.

Now a days, and it's getting worse as time goes on, teens feel more and more peer pressured into buying 'Designer labels'. This is to seem up to date with the trends and make sure they are the same as everyone else. I understand because I am one of those teenagers... We feel that we must buy clothing that only has a designer quality to it. Which is what our world has come too, which will probably continue for a long time.






























Thanks for reading! I'm sorry I haven't posted in a while. Will try to post more regularly now! Moving in a week and a bit, so might be quite busy though.





Sunday, 6 July 2014

MAKE UP FOR EVER!


I have been wanting to purchase Make up Forever ever since I watched this Youtube video of a girl that has serious acne that recommend it! This is the link: Youtube..  The makeup covered up her acne so well that I wanted it to get it to check it out for myself! Even though my acne is no where near as bad as this ladies, I thought that if she could cover hers up with this that mine would defiantly cover up well. There are lots of good reviews on the Make Up For Ever HD High Definition Foundation, with a lot of beauty bloggers saying that they love it! You will also see in the picture the Make Up For Ever Full Cover Concealer which is alright.. I think the foundation is much better, but I think to get a good coverage has to be applied with a brush!

The brush that I use in in the picture and its from Cheeky, although you can obviously use any brush. I have found this brush partially good with covering up my acne though! It applies evenly and the right coverage for your skin. The Make Up For Ever website provides you with this page that explains how to use their makeup and instructions. Routine HD. This is what Make up For Ever says about HD : Today HD is part of every day life, with HD technology every woman wants to enjoy a perfect, natural and flawless complexion. The HD complexion products use innovative formulas to create a new generation of makeup which is both invisible on HD cameras and to the naked eye.

As summer is certainly upon us, I will need to purchase a more tanned concealer and foundation so I don't look washed out in the sun! Even though the Foundation retails at : £30.95 it is worth it!
I also purchased the Make Up For Ever HD powder which I have been liking. Although I wouldn't recommend it as there are lots of powders in the market that are much cheaper and that are very similar.

If you interested in finding out about more of their products, visit their website! If you looking to study Makeup, I would check out their Makeup School to see if they have one in your country!

Thank you for reading, and hope you have a good rest of your weekend :)


Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Summer Cornwall Weekend


I have FINALLY finished my GCSE exams! I can't believe it's over, and that I am free now to get on with my life. I will be starting at a art collage in September, where I can be myself and do the things I love!
I needed to get away for a couple days from my house and my surroundings. So, I went on a couple days trip with a could of old friends to Cornwall. We stayed in this lovely house in Falmouth, right by the sea.


We spent most of the days out at sea, on one of our friends boats. It was gorgeous weather throughout the days we were there. It did help me to forget about work and to just relax.. 
On Saturday we started out getting some food for the boat ride and then looked around the shops as one of my friends is going on a National Geographic Expedition and needed to get clothing for it. After that we set off on the boat to some beaches. We had a little swim and jumped off rocks into the clear turquoise waters. Lying on the boat, reading a book in the beaming sun was just heaven!
On Sunday we were back on the boat, early in the morning off to do some kayaking. We booked them for 2 hours, although when we went off the boat the second time to swim around I hurt myself getting  off the kayak. This cut the kayaking short and had to get back to the boat straight away. Other then that incident, it was a great trip!

It was a lovely peaceful atmosphere to be in, and would love to visit soon! And I would defiantly recommend going there!

It's strange because I already feel relaxed and becoming more of me thats been hiding for years. I bought some colourful hair dye to put on my hair after I bleach it! I feel like this is an end of an era, and will miss my old life! But can't wait for what happens next..

Hope everyone is enjoying the weather and see you on my next post!




Sunday, 25 May 2014

Mac Studio Fix Fluid

For all my gorgeous readers, I am so sorry that I have not been able to do a post in ages! I have had my GCSEs and am now on Half Term break. I have the rest of my exams after the holidays, so soon I will be able to post more often! Hope everyone is getting into the summer vibe here in England! For people in other countries, you might be going into a different season. But wish everyone a lovely break!

Now, let me introduce you to the Mac Studio Fix Fluid!


I have used this product for around a couple of years, and it's been amazing! I really love the way it sits on my skin and the finish that it gives me when I apply a translucent powder. A modern foundation that combines a natural matte finish and medium-buildable coverage with broad-spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 15. Comfortable and long-wearing: lasts for up to eight hours. Applies smoothly, builds coverage quickly and easily. Contains specially treated micronized pigments and soft-focus powders for a super-smooth look that helps minimize the appearance of imperfections. Absorbs and disperses oil. Contains special skin-conditioning ingredients.
So would recommend people that like a quite a full coverage and with oily skin. As you can tell I have used this bottle a lot, by the state its in. Now I wouldn't really recommend it for people that have acne, as some people that have used it with acne have said they have had more breakouts then usual.

It retails at : £21.50

It comes in 39 different shades and would recommend it being applied by foundation brush!
For example the 190 Foundation Brush from MAC. Which retails at: £27.00.
*Applying foundation with a good quality foundation brush, is really worth it!*

Please let me know your thoughts on the product and tell me the pros and cons!

Hope everyone enjoys the rest of their weekend!

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

NAIL GROWTH



I will be going through two different parts of Nail Growth;
ONE being people that just want there nails to grow healthier and longer, 
TWO that people find it hard to grow them as they bite.

Ever since I was little I have biting my nails. I think this is because I am always busy running around doing things and get stressed easily. So I bite my hands for some sort of stress release. I wanted to tell you some things that has helped me in the past but also a lot of research that I have done as well. So, lets get started.

FIRST, we will start with the people that just want to try and have longer and healthier nails!

What to stop doing :
  1. Peeling off old nail varnishPicking away at old or chipped nail polish will aggravate the nail bed and lead to damage.
  2. Saw nails back and forthRemember to look at your hands from every angle and to file from each outside edge toward the center of the nail. Never saw back and forth on the tip of the nail, as this will weaken nails.
  3. Using nails as a tool - When using fingernails to open boxes, letters or as any last-minute tool, you risk bending the nail back, among other things.

What you can do :
  1. Keep nails and hands moisturised -  Unless you suffer from severely dry skin, you may not hydrate nearly as much as you should. But your nails would look a lot better if you did.
  2. Be cautious of chemicals in nail productsThat pretty shade of pink or red nail polish that's sitting on the shelf at the nail salon may be loaded with hazardous materials or chemicals.
  3. Slip some warm winter gloves on before the cold - Winter temperatures can seriously dry and deteriorate you nails, so make sure to wear gloves when you go out.
  4. Load up your meals with protein - A well-balanced diet and drinking a lot of water to stay hydrated are just a few of the simple ways that will promote healthier nails.
  5. Nail Strengtheners - They are composed mainly of keratin protein, which is what the nail is mostly made up of. The strengthener bonds the molecules in the nails together creating a stronger nail.


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SECOND, the people who find it hard to grow them if they bite.

What to stop doing :
  1. Stressful situations - Biting your nails can be caused my stressful points in your life. So trying to relax more and having more breaks between work will help!
  2. Being bored - I know this sound easy that it is, but it is quite simple. If you find your self with nothing to do just trying a keep your hands busy.

What you can do :

  1. Seems obvious, but you've got to want it - It might seem redundant to say, but any change has to be desired, really desired. And for such a simple behaviour, nail-biting is surprisingly hard to quit, perhaps partly because it doesn't seem that big a deal and our hands are always with us.
  2. Bitter-tasting nail biting polish -The nasty taste will discourage you from biting. You can also you use a regular clear or coloured nail polish to prevent nail biting.
  3. Wear Gloves or put a rubber band around your wrist - Putting gloves on will prevent you from biting and then if you have have a rubber band around your wrist and snap it whenever you get the urge to bite.
  4. Instead, replace bad with good (or at least neutral) - One of the keys to habit change is developing a new, good (or at least neutral) response that can compete with the old, bad habit.
  • Chewing gum
  • putting your hands in your pockets
  • twiddling your thumbs
  • playing with a ball or an elastic band
  • clasping your hands together
  • eating a carrot


Hope you found this interesting to read! And if you do benefit from doing any of these things, then please comment below to let me know! :) Also if anyone has tried these suggestions before in the past let me know, what love to know if they worked for you!