Saturday, 31 December 2011

2011 in a blog post

Now onto the second of obligatory December-time blog posts - the year round up. This year has been quite major for me changes wise, I finished my A Levels, left school, decided to take a gap year, got a place at university, got my first proper job, started to properly learn Japanese and met new people. I also dyed my hair lilac, went skiing for the the first time, went to Portugal for my first holiday sans famille, saw Dolphins for the first time, dressed up as a maid from Transsexual Transylvania and probably a lot more, but the vodka has made me forget a lot.
(I joke of course)

Blog wise I considered quitting a lot earlier in the year but I love it too much to quit, and now I'm actually feeling a lot happier about it! I was a pretty appalling blogger this year, I clicked my 'outfit' tag and I only did 20 outfit posts this entire year! What the devil was I doing all year? Probably watching true blood actually or procrastinating from exam revision. That means I only did an outfit post every 18 and a bit days, shoddy blogger much?! Anyhoo this is all the outfit posts of the year labouriously gridified by me using Excel and Paint...

Style wise I think I've definitely progressed throughout the year and I'm much better at wearing what suits my figure, and my hair and make up skillz are definitely a lot better now!

New Years Resolutions 2012

Blog resolutions
 – Blog at least twice a week, an outfit post once a week
- Comment on every blog you visit!
- Revamp blog layout once every 3 months
- Get a better camera
- Get photoshop and learn how to use it!
Style and Beauty resolutions 
-        Learn how to curl hair with tongs
-        Learn how to contour face
-        Stop caring what people think about what you wear!
-        Improve personal style
     Personal Resolutions
-        Be more confident
-        Save money
-        Travel a little
-        Become at least GCSE A grade standard in Japanese
-        Go see Gaga in concert
-        Go to a festival
-        Prepare for university
-        Give blood
-        Stop worrying!

What are your resolutions? Can't wait to continue reading everyone's blogs in the new year, hope everyone has a fabby 2012! xx

Monday, 26 December 2011

This is the obligatory 'LOOK AT MY NEW CRAP' post that happens every year after Christmas. Personally I love having a nosey at seeing what everyone got! I spent Christmas at my aunt and uncle's, which was fun but means we have no leftovers this year...I'm rather missing having turkey everything for the weeks after Christmas! I got some lovely pressies, I like to think I'm fairly easy to buy for as anything Hello Kitty or Gaga makes me happy!
Topshop flippy dress + scarf, Acessorize snood
Some of what Father Christmas brought...
Love the lightbulb bottle design of the polishes, so clever!
NOTD was red polish by Revlon with some random glitter I found sprinkled on and sealed with a topcoat. い Hello Kitty necklace from my boyfriend.
I took your guy's advice after I asked which earring to get a couple of posts back, and chose an ear tunnel.
It's a lot smaller than I thought it would be but I love it! This was my make up for the day, wearing my new Topshop lipstick (only the tiniest bit darker than 17's Showbiz by the way, I honestly think the 17 one is better value for money), and falsies. You know it's a good day when you false eyelashes don't fall off.
My Christmas OOTD was basically the same as my last outfit post but with red accessories and lots of glittery eye make up! I tried to take a detail shot when I got home but...
Photobucket you can see it is rather errr boobalicious, it looks like it might be dangerous for me to stand on balconies. The wire is from my brother's new Dr Dre Beats, I'm so unbelievably jealous - the sound is incredible! 
I also received this interesting notebook...errr not quite sure how to write the thank you letter for this one?!
Received a couple of vouchers too so have had a leetle online spending spree so no doubt will post my gets here. Hope you guys had a amazing Christmas, I'm so excited for New Years Eve! xx

Friday, 23 December 2011

Rah rah like a dungeon dragon

Dress - Primark via Charity Shop
Leather Jacket - Topshop via Ebay
Necklace - Accessorize
Shoes - New Look

The title has absolutely nothing to do with anything apart from that I've been listening to Nicki Minaj's album on Spotify a lot, still have no idea what Roman's Revenge is about, probably dragons. Anyways quickly snapped a classy mirror shot of what I wore to visit my Gran in London a few days ago, wore these New Look heels but they hurt like a betch so changed to flats as soon as I got there! I haaaate London, coming from living in the middle of absolute nowhere I hate big cities and was convinced I was going to get stabbed or mugged any second...I only got a bit excited when we drove through Chelsea as I hoped I might see the cast of Made In Chelsea, needless to say I didn't. Also tried doing a cat eye with my eyeliner and it kinda worked!
It took me about a thousand years but it did to the job of making my eyes look more almond shaped and less small as I usually make them look when I attempt liquid eyeliner. In other news I've been working for about a month now and I like my job, a bit hectic as the shop I work in is part of a tourist destination; but it gives me a chance to practise my Japanese, I say the formal argiatou gozaimasu to Japanese tourists and I get a 'sugoi!!!' ('cool!!!') in return as they don't expect it! Well this has been a bit of a ramble, probs won't post before Christmas but I'll go and reply to comments now. Happy Christmas everyone!! xx

Friday, 16 December 2011

I need your help!

I've been told by my Granny to pick out what I want for Christmas from the Topshop website (so sweet of her!), so far I've chosen a top and a lipstick and I have £10 left to spend; but I can't decide from the Jewellery below:
I love the Chandelier earrings but I don't think I'd get much wear out of them...which should I get? xx

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Photo Dump #1

1) Gpoying on tumblr 2) Japanese homework 3) My puppy being cute and sleepy 4) Sausages and Mash 5) Got bored one morn and made myself pancakes 6) Nailzz 7) Daisies before the frost killed them all 8) My cat Zaza being adorbs.

Okay this is a lazy post getting rid of some photos that I haven't posted here or have Tumblr'd, and proof that I am not dead and am just a crapola blogger. The post format was inspired by Milkteef, go check out her blog!

I had the most boring weekend ever, I spent all of sat working in the vintage shop (that no one ever buys anything from, so basically 7 hours of my life I will never get back) then babysitting, then doing absolutely bugger all today. Howevs I am soooo excited because my boyfriend and all my friends at uni start coming back next week! xx

Monday, 5 December 2011

Glossybox November Review


1) Nail Rock nail wraps - This was initially the highlight of the box for me, I'd wanted to try nail wraps for ages and I loved the design I was sent. However about six thousand years later of trying to get the stupid things to stick on I am eternally grateful I never bought them full price, they normally retail at about £6, complete rip off imo! Even after several minutes blasting my nails with a hair dryer they refused to stick on, as you can see above, and supposedly you are supposed to file off the surplus to leave smooth edges - this just made the sticker split and look jagged and untidy. I took them all off as soon as I was done, they just looked ridiculous, all crinkly and peeling at the edges.
2) Phillip Kingsley Elasticizer - Tbh I don't really need any more elasticity or bounce to my hair, it needs the opposite! It did make my hair feel a bit softer but nothing that I can't achieve with my normal conditioner, and it was a pain to have to leave it to work for 20 mins. Not really my cup of tea.
3) Dead Sea Magik Gentle Cleansing Facial Wash - This product I've probably used the most, it makes my skin feel squeaky clean and has helped clear up some spots. Actually considering repurchasing this. Also it's a really pretty pearly colour.
4) FC5 Cooling Foot Cream - When I saw this is I was kind of like lolwut, I mean foot cream, really?! Haven't really noticed a difference in my feet but it smells nice. For God's sake don't rub your eyes after using this, it burns like a bitch.
5) Illamasqua Freak Perfume sample - I guess this smelt nice but I hardly ever use perfume, so it wasn't really for me! Also the name is a bit stupid, the description is lovely and mysterious...couldn't they have come up with something better than Freak?

I think a lot of people were fairly disappointed with November's Glossybox, I found it a fairly 'meh' box. I hope this month's is better! Has anyone had better luck than me with nail wraps? xx

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Christmas Wishlist

Ahh it's been so long since I last posted!! In all fairness I have by some miracle managed to get myself a mon-fri job so that is my excuse for lack of postiness. Anyhoo it's getting close to Christmas now so I thought I would share what is on my wishlist for this year (my wishlist which is priced, hyperlinked, sectioned according to item type and marked according to how much I desire the item to make sure there is literally no excuse not to buy me a pressie...) :
True Blood Box Set, Breakfast Club DVD, Gaga x Terry Richardson Photo book, Hello Kitty Headphones - Amazon
Jumper, shorts and skirt - Topshop
Swimming costume, leggings and dress - Black Milk (actually just make that everything on their website, their stuff is awesome!)
Smudge brush, eyeshadow primer, mineral foundation - ELF
Today was a fairytale and ruby red slippers polishes - Deborah Lippmann
Matte primer - MAC
Faux fur coat - New Look

What's on your Christmas list? xx

Thursday, 17 November 2011

My daily make up

I've been reading so many beauty blogs recently it's ridiculous! One blogger (when I remember who it was I will link here) did an interesting post where she worked out how much her daily face was worth, so I decided to have a look at my everyday essentials and how much my 'daily face' costs me...
Bobbi brown colour corrector (in Bisque) - £15
MAC Select SPF 15 Foundation (in NC20) - £18
No7 Smoothing and brightening eye base - £7.75
HD Brow Palette (in Foxy) - £19.95 rrp 
Revlon Photo Ready Powder (in 020 Light/Medium) - £11.29
BeneTint - £22

L'Oreal Volume Million Lashes in extra black - £11.29
L'Oreal Telescopic (Waterproof) - £11.29
Rimmel Eyeliner in Black Magic - £3
Rimmel Glam Eyes Liquid Eyeliner in black glamour - £5.29
Natural Collection white eyeliner - £1.99

Cocoa Butter Vaseline - £1.99
17 Lipstick in Cashmere Blush - £4.29

Now if I do some quick mental maths and tot everything up (lol jks using a calculator)...*le calculates everything*...£123.04! Bugger me with a fish fork that's a lot of money!!

But if we take into consideration that my HD Brow Palette came with a GlossyBox so is worth about £3.50, the Benetint is sample sized and was free with a magazine so that's worth about £1 and the Revlon Powder my Mum bought me; so the new total would be...£84.30

Still that is, as the French say, une crapload of money. This is what my daily make up looks like:
Albeit normally I forgo foundation and liquid eyeliner because I don't have the time, and frankly can't be arsed! Is your daily 'face' worth a lot? xx

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Help I'm alive, my heart keeps beating like a hammer

Top - Topshop - Skirt - New Look  - Shoes - New Look - Hair band - Pound shop
Face: Stila Eyeliner in Moray, Maybelline define a liner liquid liner (which is crap, have thrown it away now), Max Factor lip tint 04

I really struggle to work out what to wear with midi skirts, I have a coral one as well (which my friend specifically said she would burn as she hates pleats) but I've hardly ever worn them, without heels they make me feel too formal for some reason! Also today...I bought a hat!
I worked at the vintage shop for the first time...and no one bought anything. Seriously. So I used the time to do my Japanese homework and draw pictures of mermaids:
Watching the new POTC film reawakened my obsession

Anyway back to the hat, I saw this lurking and I really wanted a floppy hat and I think the cut out pattern in the brim is a pretty variation on the high street ones - so instead of getting my wages I just asked the owner if I could have the hat instead. I quite like to think that I'll have a collection of hats by the end of my gap yah that makes me nearly as cool as Bebe Zeva. The title of the post is from a Metric song, they wrote the music for the Clash at Demonhead in Scott Pilgrim vs The World - I love them! xx

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

He can't rewrite the aggro of my furied heart

The first outfit post in an age, I think I was well on the way to solely becoming a beauty blogger! 
Aviator Jacket - Topshop via Ebay - Top - Primark - Leggings - Ebay - Boots - Ebay - Bag - Vintage
I love these leggings, I got them as a cheapo version of the Motel Jordan jean as frankly I don't have the money to buy them and I prefer leggings at the moment anyway! I wish I could get more use out of this bag too, but the strap is horrifically long (the bag comes down to my knees) and I can't see a way to permanently shorten the strap, at the moment I just knot it so it's shorter but it looks lumpy at stupid :/
In other news I got a weekend job in a family friend's vintage shop - by myself! So its just going to be me, in the shop, on my own *gulp* There's no till either (it's that much of a small shop) so I've had to dig out my calculator so I don't short change/massively over change people with my terrible mental maths! But I'm excited about what I should wear, the shop has a sort of pin up 50's imagery so I'm thinking red lippy, black eyeliner etc. Plus I'm being paid more than the pittance I get for temping - yay! xx

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Beauty Box

I was recently at my best friend's house, and when she did her make up she pulled out what looks like a giant DIY toolbox. But it was actually one of those giant make up cases that make up artists use...
I decided to get one myself from ebay here and I'm really pleased with it. Normally my make up storage looked like this:
Packed away in lots of different make up bags meant I had to rummage through everything to find the bag with eyeshadow or lipgloss in, but now everything is in one place!
Check out my craft skillz in creating a divider for the bottom section above, nothing sellotape and a bit of cardboard can't solve heh heh
This is my make up collection, not including my nail polish or everyday shiz, and I'm tempted now to buy another beauty box just to put my false eyelashes and make up palettes in as they didn't fit! I now can't decide whether I have way too much make up or not enough do you store your make up? xx

Friday, 4 November 2011

Revlon Facets of Fuschia Review

I bought this after seeing it on Fleur's blog and I wasn't dissapointed! Apparently its a dupe for Deborah Lippmann's Gaga inspired shade 'Bad Romance' which I wanted because, well I will buy anything associated with the Gaga, but as far as my googling investigations have discovered it's sehr expensive and only available in the US - thus this Revlon one was a better alternative! And after comparing swatches of Bad Romance/Facets of Fuschia online, I think FOF is prettier anyway.
I added this silver glitter polish I bought from a pound shop as a topcoat - weirdly enough its amazing at preventing polish from chipping considering it was only £1!
I'm a big fan of Revlon nail polishes, I think they are definitely the best for their longetivity, for example guess how old this nail polish is?
22 years old - and it still works! My mum bought it on her honeymoon all those years ago and it's still an awesome polish. Do you guys have a fav nail polish brand? xx

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