Saturday, 14 March 2015

2015 Spring : Makeup, Hair & Nail Trends

Spring is right round the corner if you are in the northern hemisphere (like me) and go by the astronomical seasons. As I haven't done a beauty post in a while, I thought I would do a makeup, hair and nail spring trends. I few things that have become popular this year already, beauty related, which are a bit strange are; Frizzy Hair, Smudged Mascara and Eyebrow Extensions. I'm learning things about beauty everyday, and looking back on pictures of me when I was a younger when I hardly knew anything made me think about what if I did have all this knowledge then. Anyways, I am glad that i'm getting the insight now otherwise I wouldn't be into beauty as much.

Make-Up Trends for this Spring:


  • Mixing Lipstick with Eyeliner to create an Eyeshadow
  • Fine Eyeliner
  • Berry Lipstick
  • No Makeup




















Hair Trends for this Spring:


  • Coming Undone Styles
  • Ice White Colouring
  • Plaits and Braids
  • Choppy Fringe



















Nail Trends for this Spring:


  • Negative Space
  • Skin Tone
  • Metallic Foils
  • Opaque Glitters

















Hope this gives you some inspiration and insight into how to look this Spring! It sure has for me...
See you on my next post :)

P.s. None of these pictures are mine.



Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Following My Young Footsteps


I have really enjoyed being back in my home city (London). It's made me more relaxed and more independent. I have now been back for around 7 months, wow... that has gone by so quick! And I am really happy to have moved back at this point in my life! There have been ups and downs since we moved back, but that's life, you can't expect it to be perfect.

Long walks has become a daily/weekly thing as there's so much for me to explore and discover. Also I find it a good way to stay fit and healthy, and I enjoy sightseeing so might as well not bother with public transport... Otherwise how else am I going to catch up on the 9 years of not being here. As I have just had my course assessment for all the work we have done so far, I thought I would take the opportunity to walk for longer. So I decided to walk around where I used to live (which is only round the corner from where I am now), and follow my young footsteps. A lot of memories came back to me of my childhood and it was nice to be able to relive that as it was one of the most happiest times of my life.


I took my camera and my phone which has a fish eye attached to it. This was because at the moment I have been trying to take my camera everywhere I go, so that it will make me take more photos. As I haven't had time recently to do my photoshoots, I wanted to make sure that my photography passion doesn't disappear. The Fish Eye lens is from Urban Outfitters, and I LOVE it! I recommend getting it if you like that sort of photography. If you want to see how the fish eye pictures come out, go over to my Instagram and have a look for yourself!


Hope everyone is having a good week, and will see you on my next post! Love you all!



Friday, 27 February 2015

Pure Alchemy - Secret Garden Sunday Show (1st March 2015)



This Sunday (1st March) at the RHS Secret Garden Show at London Lindley Hall my mother (Rosemary Moore) will be launching her new line of scarves. The brand is called 'Pure Alchemy' which are digitally printed rose scarves, encapsulated with pure rose otto.  These scarves are to bring you closer to nature and wellbeing.

It will come in three sizes: 65x65cm, 100x100cm, 136x136cm

You can either purchase them in silk chiffon or silk satin all the sizes for the moment.

The scarves will range from £100-£200 and can be shipped internationally.



If your interested to know more about the rose oil its self and how it can help you, please read the next bit.

'Antidepressant: Rose Oil boosts self esteem, confidence, and mental strength while efficiently fighting depression. They can be very helpful to drive away depression arising for any reason, and it also relieves anxiety. As an antidepressant, patients of acute depression or those undergoing rehabilitation can be given routine and regular doses of this essential oil to bring a positive boost into their lives. This oil is widely used in aromatherapy and invokes positive thoughts, spiritual relaxation and feelings of joy, happiness and hope.Roses are widely considered the most beautiful flowers in the world. The flower is an integral part of innumerable stories, legends, myths and legacies. With its varied colors, incomparable fragrance and range of shapes and sizes, you can find one for every mood and occasion. People who do not know about any of its medicinal properties can still tell you of one undeniable property; a beautiful, red rose can invoke romantic feelings in even the hardest of hearts.
The Essential Oil of Rose is extracted by steam distillation of fresh Damascus Rose (Rosa Damascena, as it is known among botanists) and is composed of hundreds of components, out of which the major contributors are Citronellol, Citral, Carvone, Citronellyl Acetate, Eugenol, Ethanol, Farnesol, Stearpoten, Methyl Eugenol, Nerol, Nonanol, Nonanal, Phenyl Acetaldehyde, Phenylmenthyl Acetate and Phenyl Geraniol. Damascus Roses are the preferred variety because they are the most fragrant species and are believed to be the original red roses with strongest aroma and highest oil content.' (
source)


If you live in London or are down on Sunday please come and visit us! It starts at 10am and finishes at 4pm. Also if you would like to order one of the scarves, there will be a website up and running soon, but for the moment please email Rosemary at rosemary@pure-alchemy.uk

Also follow @pureAlchemyi on Twitter!







Monday, 20 October 2014

Long Fashionable Coats/Ponchos

Now, recently looking around at people on the high street there are loads of people now wearing these long fashionable coats. They are mainly for look as they don't really keep you warm and a lot of fashion students at my college wear them. They are becoming quite in at the moment and most shops are now selling large quantities of them. Also Ponchos are becoming quite well known to be quite fashionable as well. I just recently bought a tartan one, and it's my favourite fashion item I own. Here are a few that I have seen around in shops at these selection of stores.



Zara - Poncho Coat
£149.00




Zara - Long Coat
£156.00




TOPSHOP - Long Line Throw On Dogtooth Duster
£79.00




Urban Outfitters - Cope Sheer Soft Trench Coat
£75




Bershka - Oversize Neoprene Coat
£59.99




H&M - Poncho
£29.99


I am hopefully going to be purchasing one soon, but can't decide what to get and which brand. Let me what you think of these sorts of outerwear, and what styles you like!



Tuesday, 30 September 2014

BEING YOURSELF


'Being Yourself', a lot of people find it hard to do this, as it seems so simple... Everyone is there own self and everyone is different. When you are growing up you are trying to find yourself and what you represent and this takes some people a life time to figure out. 

When you are young and going to your different schools, you try to fit in blend with others. This draws people away from finding out and being who they truly are. It's a physiological thing, when we do things to pleasure others needs and not their own. Because as you would say when you young, you would be 'weird'. This gives children the thought that they have to be 'a sheep' and not the odd one out. If everyones the same, then the world would be a boring place to be. Our world is like what it is because everyones different. If you copy people and not be you, its stupid as it's like your wasting yourself to be like others. The worst age for most youngsters is around the teen ages. But the environment is also a massive part of who you turn out to be. Although it depends what sort of person you are. Some people get absorbed in the environment and with the people and always stay the same or similar to how they were when they started their. But others can slower develop more about who they are when they leave.

With me, I have been influenced a lot by where I have been to school. But I never lost my true self when I was in my different environments. I wouldn't obviously be the person who I am today if I didn't go to those certain places. But most of who I am now is mostly who I would be even if I had gone to other locations. My previous school, I never thought I could ever be my self for a lot of reasons. However, now I am very happy where I am and can be my complete self with a little parts from the places I have been brought up. 

You start to learn more about who you truly are the older you get, as you are getting more and more experience. My point of this blog post was to get everyone to think about who they are and how they want them selves interpreted by others. I hope you found this interesting, and let me know if you want me to do more posts like this!


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!