Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Pretty Please ♥

Image: We Heart It

Hello lovely ladies!

I'm sorry to bother you all but I am currently doing my Masters Dissertation and I would be ever so grateful if I could have 2 minutes of your time to fill out my short survey :). I absolutely promise it takes 2 minutes as it is multiple choice and I would be ever so grateful if you could help me out! The link to my survey is HERE

Thank you, thank you, thank you!


Tuesday, 16 October 2012

OOTD | Leather & Army

Hey Dolls!

Hope all is well :) I am posting my favourite A/W look at the moment which features some of my loves - leather, studs and army print. I think these are my staple wardrobe essentials for winter along with lots of chunky knits!

Please excuse my cringinell pictures, I don't really know what to do with myself and it was making me nervous posing away on my balcony in the dark, as there are some flats opposite and the last thing people want to see is me lurking around with camera outside their windows, haha. I also had to go inside at one point as it's so flippin freezing, brrr. The last picture was just my pretty view at night from my beauts balcony, might as well take a snap whilst I'm there!

On another note, I posted the army jacket and leather skater skirt in a previous post when I had a little shopping haul, but I was yet to show you how I would choose to wear them. Both of these items are from 'Hearts & Bows', which is an amaze shop that can be found on www.ark.co.uk and if you're in the Manchester area, they have a cute little shop opposite the side of M&S and Selfridges. You MUST check it out!

The pretty lace top is from River Island and I love the lace detail along the edge of the top, it's so easy to wear and goes with so much. The boots are a more recent purchase from Miss Guided. I love flat biker boots and when I saw the studs, I had to have them. They are definitely worth the money as I have wore them nearly every day since I got them! Winner. You can get them in other colours too on www.missguided.co.uk .

Hope everyone's having a good week :)


Thursday, 11 October 2012

Chloe Jade Green | A/W Collection

 Hello Ladiess,
If you are anything like me, you'll be a sucker for a new celebrity endorsed range.Reality TV star, Chloe Green and daughter of the man who moulds our high street wardrobes, has launched her second fashion range for Autumn\Winter 2012. Previously, Chloe had launched her own killer heel shoe range which she has now updated and expanded, along with introducing silk scarves, chunky jewellery, flats and boots. Excited much?!

Ms Green, 21, attended her launch last Saturday night to show off her ah-ma-zing new collection and when I saw some of the new pieces, I had already started mentally adding them to my Christmas wish list.The thing I love the most about the new range is the clever twist on the beloved Louboutin brand. Chloe's new collection of super high heels all have a green sole...which are all in the name of Chloe Jade Green, of course. Pretty cool, huh?!The collection is all about grunge, platforms, studs and spikes which is an instant on-trend hit for this season and I’m lusting after it all! 

At the low key launch in London (braving it without dad!), Chloe stated, "It introduces a rocky edge mixing up textures of mesh panelling and intricate laser cut work."Ooh, impressive. The range is definitely something to look out for whether it's sugar coated in celebrity branding or not, it's everything you could want for your Autumn/Winter wardrobe and perfect for grunging up any outfit! To be honest, whether Chloe is a celeb or not, I still love the range regardless, which I think is a bonus as she clearly has the talent to bring out an amazing range regardless of her name!The 15 piece collection ranges from £25 to £195 and is set to sell in Selfridges and www.topshop.com. Can we start Christmas shopping yet?! 

What do you think of the new range?


Wednesday, 10 October 2012

OSiS | Rough Rubber

Hello Ladies,

I have tried to create a boho winter look using the Schwarzkoph OSiS+ Rough Rubber Texture Paste. I love a boho look, but I always associate it with the summer months and I want something I can wear with all the gorgeous rustic and khaki coloured chunky knits and dipped hemmed shirts I've been seeing!

To create this look I have used everything in the top image. It's such a simple look to create and doesn't take too long with it being a 'messy' style - it's not meant to look perfect!

Firstly, my hair is naturally curly and even after a straight blow dry it manages to kink itself back into some sort of wave as you can see in the third picture! This can sometimes be annoying but in this case it was doing what I wanted (for once!). If you don't have this type of hair I would suggest plaiting your hair, either from wet or dry and applying extra heat with a hairdryer on the plaits. However, if you are looking for instant waves, you can use your straighteners by sectioning off pieces of hair and running them down the hair making an 'up and down' movement which creates an instant wave in the hair.

I then used my back comb to back comb the root of my hair all over the top and crown to create extra volume, I haven't used hairspray this time but I would advise it to keep your hair intact for a long time and maintaining the volume!  Next up I used the Schwarzkoph OSiS Rough Rubber Texture Paste by applying a pound sized blob on one of my hands, rubbing my hands together then scrunching my hair all over. I must say, it smelt absolutely delicious- so fruity!It keeps those waves in place and makes your hair smell super yummy - bonus!

I then made a messy plait across my hair line. It literally is a case of just pulling bits of hair in and not doing it to perfection! I then just clipped this underneath the side of my hair with a hair pin. Simples!

Then of course adding some feathers...I love this feather clip I picked up in Topshop. All the gorgeous coloured feathers work great in Winter or Summer in my opinion! I just clipped this underneath the plait and voilaa :) 

How do you create your messy hair look? 

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