17 December 2012

pray


hat - h&m
shirt - new look
jumper - fridays project
jeans - topshop leighs
coat - fashion union (gftd)
collar tips - new look
lips - mac - creme cup

A while ago I was kindly sent this coat from Fashion Union and I completely forgot to post about it when I got it. It is an extremely warm military styled coat and I am obsessed with it, I wear it almost every day, it keeps me so warm and I always get compliments on it when ever I wear it. I finally found some cheap collar tips last Saturday from New Look, they look so good and they were only £3.99 compared to most I've seen which are £10+! I think I'm going to try and fit a nail tutorial in of how I did my nails, so if you would like to see how I did them keep an eye out for that with in the next week.

You might be able to tell, that I've had my hair ombred. I got it done two weeks ago ish. My cousin Stacey did it for me, she dyed the top part of it darker and I later bleached the ends myself but you cant really tell much difference on the ends. I have a post drafted about how we did it, if you want to see how I did it I can post that for you all but if not I might just leave it until the next time I do my hair because I don't think its really noticeably ombred right now.
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10 December 2012

christmas decor


Ive never decorated my bedroom for christmas but this year I was inspired by Bethany from macbarbie07 as her room looked so nice and festive with fairy lights and christmas trees all over. I didn't want to go too over board as my room does already look a bit cluttered but here are a few ideas and suggestions for how to decorate your bedroom for christmas.

bedding, throw & cushion - primark

To make the most christmasy impact in a bedroom is to have christmas themed bedding, this bedding is from primark it was £16, which I think is a bit over priced for primark as mine had a rip in the stitching and its a really thin material, but I love the fair isle pattern it has and that its not too in your face. I also got the matching throw which was £5 which I think is much more reasonable for primark quality! Although saying that it is a really soft material but it is a lot smaller than other primark throws I've had in the past, it doesn't even cover my bed fully. I really wanted christmas themed cushions to put on my bed as I think they make it feel more cosy and comfortable, I did want more than one but primark only did two versions and the red one was the one I liked best. I want some more christmas themed cushions but I haven't been able to find anywhere that sells them, if you know where sells nice ones please leave it in a comment below.

glitter stag - paper chase £4.75

As my room is mainly pink I wanted to stick to that theme so I bought from Paperchase a stag ornament, it is so pretty and completely different to any other stag ornaments I've seen. Little ornaments are really nice to add colour and festiveness into any room with out it being too obvious that its for christmas. 

neon pink christmas tree - paper chase £8.50

The most obvious way to make your room christmasy is to have a christmas tree. Mine is a neon pink one from Paper chase, I usually wouldn't go for neon pink or any artificial colour for christmas but I really like mine and it fits into my room really nicely, I don't think mine looks too tacky (hopefully) so I think I can get away with it.

100 glass baubles - paper chase £10

I decorated my tree with these mini baubles from Paper chase, I even think they look so pretty just sitting in the box. I did just want to get plain coloured baubles, like all gold or silver but I couldn't really find nices ones that I liked so I just went for the multi coloured ones and I think they work really well on my tree. 

20 mini stars - £4.00, gold tree topper - £2.50

In between the baubles I hung these mini star decorations and topped the tree off with a gold star.

yankee candle christmas memories sample box - £19.99

My mum bought me and my brother one of these Yankee Candle christmas samplers as an extra advent calendar, there are 12 different christmas scents for you to burn and each one smells delicious. Its a great way to try all the different scents with out committing to buying one big candle.


I burn them in this silver candle holder which I got last year from a local garden centre, I cut the name of the candle out and stick it on the side of the holder so I remember which one I'm burning incase I really like it and want to buy the larger version.

20 mini christmas tree lights - primark £2.50

When I saw these lights in primark I didn't really think much of them, I didn't think they would work at all and for £2.50 they must be really bad quality, but I was wrong. They are so nice when they are switched on, I have them around the top of my wardrobe and round one of my mirrors.

I hope you liked this post and maybe got a few ideas on how to decorate your room for christmas, if you have done a post like this please link it below I would love to read it!
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3 December 2012

november favourites


kate moss 107 / ren day cream / ren eye cream / models own indian ocean / maxfactor foundation / downtown abbey / rimmel stay matte powder / blistex relief cream / clinique smouldering plum blusher

Kate Moss 107 - Rimmel released some amazing matte lipsticks this month and my favourite out of all of them is the colour 107, it is a gorgeous deep purple/plum colour and looks amazing for autumn. I haven't been any where to wear the colour completely opaque in its full glory as it is very dark but I have been dabbing a little bit onto my lips and using it quite like a stain to give a supple vampy look.

Ren Day Cream / Eye Cream - I have heard lots of things about Ren skin care but as it is so expensive I've never tried any of it, I saw a magazine (can't remember which) had 3 Ren skin care products as freebies so I thought I'd give them a go and I'm so glad I have. The day cream gives just the right amount of moisture to your skin with out it looking greasy and the eye cream is amazing, I defiantly think it has reduced my under eye circles.

Models Own Indian Ocean - I bought this a while ago and found it in my draw the other week with the cellophane still wrapped around it, so I gave it a test and bam hello new favourite nail varnish! This over OPI's 'whats with the cattitude' is perfect, its like wearing mermaids on your nails.

Maxfactor Face Finity All Day Flawless Foundation - This was recommended to me by my friend as I needed a new foundation as my Benefit hello flawless foundation is too dark for me now its winter. This is a primer, concealer, and foundation all in 1 and only putting this on my face in the morning feels much better than putting it all on separately. Because of the primer the formula is really soft, almost as soft as the Smashbox photo finish primer. I have the colour beige and it is perfect for my skin right now. It stays on for hours and leaves my face matte and lovely all day.

Downton Abbey - I bought season 1 of Downton Abbey at the beginning of November as it was on sale in HMV for £8 and I had been meaning to start watching it for ages. I watched the first episode and fell in love, I immediately went out and bough season 2 and 3 and my mum and I watched it back to back for about 2 weeks and we've now watched every episode, its unbelievable.

Rimmel Stay Matte Powder - Along with the Maxfactor foundation this creates the most perfectly flawless finish on your face, no oil escapes this baby.

Blistex Relief Cream - My lips have been really sore and cracked because of the colder weather, and whenever I apply this it is instant relief, it is a cream formula which moisturises and heals your lips with out that horrible tingling feeling most lip balms give.

Clinique Smouldering Plum Blusher - This is the perfect winter berry colour that looks great with pale skin.
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