Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Lauren's Oversized vibrant clutch

I loveeee Lauren's bag!

It is so vibrant and pretty. It dresses up her white sun dress and is just gorgeous!

Topshop have an over sized clutch but it isn't as big as Lauren'. It comes in pink as well as the purple - I prefer the pink as it is more vibrant plus I'm not really a purple person. I really like the envelope opening of the bag, it costs £25 (VAT Comes off at the checkout and remember ye old' student discount!).

I am definitely going to pick myself up an over sized clutch for a different day bag and as a bright, fun evening clutch.
PS How nice and sunny is it in that picture? Ugh I want summer to come so badly (like it will ever be that sunny here but I can dream)

Eva Mendes Take Two

WARNING: Picture overload!!

I did a post about Eva Mendes a while ago but since then her style has change a little bit.
Either she has a new stylist or shes wearing what she wants to wear.

She has been wearing some really pretty classic dresses that suit her shape.

I love her polka dot dress - it is really simple but still edgy and chic.

The dress on the right has to be my favourite. It is really classy and pretty. The purple skinny belt pulls the look together. I love the red shoes (which she has worn in with the first dress and the second). They go with the dress perfectly and add another colour into the mix as the dress doesn't have any red in it.

This dress is really simple but the pattern make its a statement dress instead of simply being a shift dress. Its quite quirky and different which is never a bad thing. I'm not a massive fan of aqua but it works well with the black and Eva's skin tone.

It got a really 50s/60s feel about it - which is a style that I love so she gets extra points for that!

How gorgeous is this dress?

It is so vibrant and happy! Canary yellow is without a doubt a statement shade to wear and Eva pulls it off reallllly really well.

It works with her skintone and her brunette hair. I love the fact that she has kept everything else really simple; her hair, make up and accesories, making the dress stand out more (how could you not stand out in that?!)

And finally my favourite of Eva's outfit .....

I love coats; trench coats, rain coats, winter coats - coats are my love!
This coat is gorgeous - it is simple and classic. I love this outfit because it is casual but has a bit of glamour and effort behind it and as Coco Chanel said
"I don't understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little - if only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that's the day she has a date with destiny. And it's best to be as pretty as possible for destiny. "
Eva has kept everything else really simple which shows that this is a more relaxed look but it is still a really beautiful look.
Which of Eva's outfits do you like the best? Or do you not like any of them?

Monday, 29 December 2008

MAC's Snob Lipstick

As a Christmas gift from my Auntie I got Snob lipstick from MAC.
It is a pale pink or as MAC describe it 'a ladylike mauve' (whatever that means?!) and it is a satin finish.
The colour is really pretty and I like it a lot. It is something a bit different from what I usually wear which is mainly a nude like Barry M's 101 or MAC Hue lipstick or underage lip glass or Nars Turkish Delight. It is a little bit brighter and a nice change for me.
I am thinking about getting Nars Roman Holiday - partly because the colour is really pretty and because I am a massive Audrey Hepburn fan and of course that was the title of her first movie. Also, I am going to get Nars Sabrina which I have been meaning to get for along time but have never gotten round to it so this week I am hopefully going to pick that up.

Topshop Clutch

Looking for a cute, statement clutch for New Years Eve??
Check out Topshop - I was having a look around the website today and came across this clutch.
How pretty and glamorous is that?!
It is £25 (without VAT reduction!) and if you are along suffering student like myself then you get 10% off that as well.
It would amazing with a dinner jacket, black top, black jeans and some killer heels in a vibrant colour such as red.
Or you could use it to vamp up a LBD or add a touch of detail to a brightly coloured party dress.
No matter what you wear this with people will be looking and asking question! Who wouldn't its amazing!
What is everyone wearing for New Years? Anything special?

Scarlett Johansson's Dress

How beautiful is this dress Scarlett Johansson is wearing?
I'm not a huge fan of the colour purple but the shade of this dress is gorgeous. It can be a difficult colour to pull off but it seems to work with her skin tone.

This dress suits Scarlett's shape as it highlights her small waist. She has kept her hair and accessories simple which make the dress even more of a statement piece.
It is a really simple, classic dress that it most definitely timeless. There is a lot of old Hollywood 50s glamour about this dress and I think that is one of the main reasons that I love it so much.
If anyone sees something similar in the shops let me know! I will definitely be buying it!!
What do you think of Scarlett's dress? Do you love or loath the colour?

Friday, 26 December 2008

Red Nails

Before I start ....
Merry Christmas and I hope everyone has a lovely Christmas and got everything they wished for. I had a lovely Christmas with my family and Santa Claus was very good to me.
Now back to the red nails ...
I have a shocking number of nail varnishes in my little nail drawer in my room - I'm actually ashamed especially seen as I hardly use 3/4 of them!
No matter what new colour of nail varnish I buy/how much I spend on a bottle of nail varnish I always seem to go back to my trusty Rimmel Dancin' Queen nail varnish.
It is a bright vibrant red and seems to be my 'comfort blanket' nail varnish. I don't know what it is about this colour that I love but it is without a doubt my favourite nail varnish colour.
Do you have a favourite nail varnish? What is it (maybe it will break my dancin' queen love)?!

Wednesday, 24 December 2008

My Hair ... Again!

I was considering cutting my hair short .. that is now not happening!
Then I was considering going darker but now I kind of want to lighten up my hair with a few blonde highlights and things but I'm not 100% sure yet.
So I have decided to use blonde shampoo and conditioner with other blonde hair products to see if I like my hair a little lighter. My hair isn't that dark it is a light brown/very dark blonde when I don't use Brunette shampoo & conditioner so I'm guessing that when I use products for blonde hair it will just bring out the natural blonde in my hair.
This is day one of project legally blonde and I will let you know how I get on with it.
Are any of you considering a hair style change for the new year?

Jaime Winstone

How cute is this dress?
I'm not a massive fan of Jaime Winstone - I know she is an actress but I've never seen her in anything so I can't really comment on whether or not she is talented but she does wear some gorgeous dresses.
I love the contrast between the black and navy blue and the way that she has kept it simple instead of trying to make it more fancy or edgy.
She has gorgeous strappy wedge heels on and the belt around the middle finishes off the look perfectly.
This is just a little more conservative than Lily's dress but that one is still a favourite.
What do you think of Jaime's dress?

Cheap Cleanser?

For a moisturiser I use Baby Lotion simply because its cheap and doesn't have a strong scent (one of my pet hates!). I had been using baby wipes to take my make-up off until I tried using baby lotion with cotton wool to take it off.
Using the baby lotion to take off my make-up has left my skin feeling really clean and soft. It has improved the appearance of my skin and it doesn't dry out as quickly anymore - which is always a good thing!
I just use the basic Tesco baby lotion and then wash my face with either the Neutrogena Wash & Mask or the exfoliating wash depending on which one I choose but it is mostly the wash and mask.

Sunday, 21 December 2008

Lily Allen's Dress

Not something you could wear everyday but it is still an amazing outfit!

Lily Allen's outfit is very Hollywood 60's glamour here - not really practical for everyday. you could have a few accident - but she looks amazing in it.

The dress flatters her shape and it is obviously a dress that will make you stand out.

People will probably slag her for this and say shes attention seeking but personally its an amazing dress that is difficult to carry off but she does it really well and looks gorgeous.

What do you think of Lily's dress? Yay or nay?

Miss Pettigrew lives for a day

I've just finished reading 'Miss Pettigrew lives for a day' by Winifred Watson this morning.
I started reading it on Thursday when I wasn't feeling well and I couldn't put it down. It is loosely a Cinderella story set in pre-war Britain and it is fantastic!
The movie of it is out in March on DVD but I'd say read the book first as it is the original story and in the movie there are added scenes.
Its definitely a girlie book and easy to read. Get it - its amazing! It is now officially One of my favourite books!

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

16 Facts Tag

I was tagged by Kerry1487. So here are my 16 facts!
My 16 Facts ....
* I live in Glasgow but hopefully am moving to Edinburgh next year.
* I am really emotionally and cry at anything practically!
*I am a Topshop Hoe! My friends don't ask were I get things from anymore they just know that it is Topshop.
* I love musicals. They always make you feel better when you feeling a bit down.
* My favourite colour is black, I buy everything in black.
* I love fashion even more than make up.
* I always have music on - without it the day seems a little bit boring.
* My favourite designers are Chanel and Christian Louboutin.
* I love the summer time. Hot sunny weather is the best kind in my opinion.
* I love reading. Give me a good book and you won't hear from me for hours.
* I love romance & romantic films.
* My birthday is on Halloween.
* I have one older brother, who is more of a friend than a brother.
* My favourite drinks are cocktails!
* I am shy around new people and take a while to get to know people.
* I am studying Business at the moment but want to study marketing with consumer studies next year.

Sunday, 14 December 2008

My Question Answered

I said in a post that eye make-up didn't appear to make that much of a difference but apparently it does!
I didn't wear eyeliner or mascara to work today and got told by 3 different people that it looked "weird" and by another that I looked really tired today!
So my question has been answered .. eye makeup does make a difference!

Saturday, 13 December 2008

Studio Fix Fluid is Love!

A while ago I wrote about my hate for studio fix fluid but my opinion has now changed on it!

I recently bought MAC's prep+prime and tried Studio Fix Fluid again and I love it.

It even out my skin tone, cover everything up and with the primer underneath it doesn't feel cakey or like I'm wearing make-up.

I could have tried smiling but anyways ....

My shade is NW25, during the summer I bought the Minerlized Satin Finish which was perfect for my skin tone at that time of year however when I have been using it during winter it was a little too dark for me even with my weekly application of fake tan! The Studio Fix Fluid colour is a little paler and matches my skin tone a lot better for the time of year.

What I said about Studio Fix Fluid before I totally take back due to the Prep+Prime without it I would probably still loath and detest Studio Fix Fluid.

A little posing for good measure ....

Does eye make-up make a difference?

I couldn't be bothered putting on eye liner and mascara one day because I was only going for a driving lesson and to the shops that day so I didn't see much point in putting it on.

I didn't really notice that much difference in my face apart from my eye didn't stand out as much.

I took a picture ...

You can't really see my eyes because my fringe is in the way but they don't stand out as much as in picture where I have eye make-up on.

I like wearing eye make-up but now that I've tried this once I'll probably start doing this on day when I'm only going out for an hour or so.

What do you think, does eye make-up make a difference?

Friday, 12 December 2008


Everybody seems to be wearing blazer at the moment and I must admit I am one of them!

I have always worn blazer since about the age of 16, I don't know really what it is about them that I like I just like them!

Topshop have some nice ones as do Gap. It is a little cold at the moment to be wearing a blazer (I live in Scotland -- say no more!) but when spring rolls around I will definitely be wearing mine again.

A few celebrity fans of the blazer are ....

Kate Moss ofcourse!

Lauren Conrad

Should I get my hair cut?

At the moment my hair is quiet long and dry basically!

I got it cut in September and got a fringe and some long layers cut in but its all grown out now and if I'm being honest I'm a little bored with it.

I'm kind of lazy when it come to hair care -- I wash it, if I remember spray on some heat spray and put in some mousse, blow dry it and curl it with the straighteners. All of this has left my hair split at the end and a bit dry and lifeless to say the least.

So I was considering getting my hair cut like .......

It is kind of short but I think its nice, what do you think?

I haven't had my hair short but alongggggg time but it would be a nice change and would mean that by the time "summer" comes around my hair will be healthy and longer which is never a bad thing.

Monday, 8 December 2008


After hearing loads of postive things about MAC's prep and prime i decided to buy it and i love it!
As you know i wasn't a fan of studio fix fluid but after i tried it over this stuff it is now my new love!
You don't need alot of it about one and a half pumps. I put it on over my moisturiser and wait for that to dry then I put on my foundation, conclear and powder.
It makes your skin look flawless and natural -- which i didn't find with SFF before.
This stuff has actually made me like studio fix fluid & i am defo repurchasing both when they run out!

Sunday, 7 December 2008

I'm Back :D

I haven't updated this in agess but i have been really busy with college -- exams etc, work & i have been sick alot recently.
But i'm back now anyways and i have been doing alot of clothes shopping recently so I will show you what i got soon ... probs wednesday coz i have a half day in college.
i also got a few mac goodies aswell but im yet to try these out.
take care x