Sunday, January 30, 2011

It's a Ring Thing

Rings from Primark, BHS, Accessorize and Topshop - notebook whsmiths

Some of my fave rings, I'm obsessed with Wing rings at the moment, also forever 21 have got some lovely ones that i've got my eye on...

Much love x

Hellooo :)

Eeek my first Blog :)

How exciting!!! This is mee, I'm a 24 year old from the UK, I love all things Make up, skincare, Hair care, Fashion, nails!!! This blog will mainly be products im loving, clothes, jewellery and make up. I'm hoping to also set up a youtube channel in the near future - when my voice comes back!!!
Best wishes, xx

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

Valentine’s Day is just around corner, and Kembrel (one ofmy current obsessions) has some AWESOME sales that would make perfect gifts forthat special someone. I’ve already bought myself and my sister (who reads myblog so I’m not going to say what) two necklaces, and I’m definitely forwardingthe link to my boyfriend ;)

Here’s just a preview of what’s on sale:

The Valentine’s Day essentials for guys offers a nicevariety of items that will surely impress your man! Can he not go anywherewithout his iPad? Get him a stylish Moshi iPad case! Does he love working outat the gym? What about a eco-friendly Hydros water bottle? Is he always latepicking you up on a date?  I’m surea watch by Phosphor will solve that problem!

The Valentine’s Jewelry section made me drool.  From the exotic Taara pieces, theadorable One Luv necklaces, and the stunning selection by Juliet & Co, youwon’t know where to start! I wouldn’t worry too much over what you choose foryour girl though, because any of these pieces are sure to win her over!

Or what about some sweet headphones? The ones on sale byWeSC are definitely unique and make a statement. I love all the differentcolors and patterns to choose from! Perfect for any music lover, girl or guy!

Finally, why not sit and enjoy a book together? Kembrel has a nice selection that range from funny to romantic. There’s really something for everyone. Read actual love letters collected across America or love poems written by some of history’s greatest poets. Spice up your love life with a handbook or read about the most inspiring and romantic locations in Italy and France. Even if you’re single, these are sure to be an interesting read (if you believe your true love is written up in the stars, why not check out Cosmic Coupling?) 

Monday, January 24, 2011

Healers Touch

Just a simple little look for this week - for all those of you who like something wearable :) I'm off to a short trip to Barcelona and Sevilla tomorrow, so my time is a little short and we'll move on straight to the pics:

Lashes courtesy of

Product List
MAC Bare Canvas, Fyrinnae Healers Touch, Fyrinnae First Prize, Pure Luxe Seashore, u.m.a. gel eyeliner, ES lashes, CG Lash Blast, Maybelline Expression kohl in white

And a little sneak peek of what I got in the mail last weekend :)

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Golden Globes: Worst Dressed List

So you all know who I think got it right at the Globes. Now, here's who I think needs to hire a new stylist (in no particular order because they're all tragic).
Christina Hendricks: That giant ruffle is SO distracting and unflattering.
Michelle Williams: Granny prints are not Globes-appropriate.
Helena Bonham Carter: This look is the epitome of "Hot Mess."
Lea Michelle: Reminds me of Pepto Bismol. Not a fan of her messy hair either.
Halle Berry: This dress screams cougar.
Julianne Moore: Someone get this woman an iron STAT!
Jennifer Love Hewitt: What is up with that neckline??
Kaley Cuoco: The odd tiering of the lower half of the dress is just wrong.
Agree/Disagree?? Did I leave someone out? Comment and give me your thoughts!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

2011 Golden Globes: Best Dressed List

The Golden Globes have comeand gone. You know my opinion when it comes to who won the awards, but who didI think ruled the red carpet? Like the People’s Choice Awards, I was a bitdisappointed, but I do applaud many of the stars for their fashion risks. Did Ilike many of the fashion risks? No, but a lot of fashion “experts” did, and theyended up on many best dressed lists so good for them. But here’s my list ofbest dressed ladies, and it’s filled with what many might call “safe” choices,but whatever, it's my list and they look gorgeous to me. I've also included those who almost made the cut, but for one reason or another, just didn't quite do so.

#1 - Dianna Agron
I love everything aboutthis look! Hair, dress, makeup, accessories, even the black nail polish! Diannalooks absolutely gorgeous, channeling old Hollywood in this J.Mendel gown! Asone of my friends said, “She's just so perfect!” It’s so true.

#2 - Carrie Underwood
Carrie is always one of myfavorites on the red carpet, and she once again looked fabulous in a quartzsequin strapless gown by Badgley Mischka Couture. She absolutely glows and what an amazing smile!

#3 - Sarah Hyland
I’m one of the few who don’t watch Modern Family so I don’t know who she is, but I absolutely adore this Café Au Lait Max Azria gown. It's so elegant, and the color is simply gorgeous on her. I wish I could steal this dress, I love it so much. 

#3 – Mila Kunis
I am in love with the color ofthis emerald Vera Wang gown! Just stunning! She looks like a grecian goddess!

#4 – Megan Fox
Why does she look so poutyin all her pictures? It’s so unflattering, and she's very pretty. Nevertheless, I can’t deny that I love her pale pink Giorgio Armani Privé gown. If only she would smile and wear some less severe makeup, she'd look amazing.

#5 – Milla Jovovich
Underrated much? I don’t think I’ve seenanyone say anything about this gown, and I have NO idea why. It and Milla lookstunning!

#6 – Olivia Wilde
The gown that’s on nearlyevery Best Dressed list. At first look, I thought it was too much, but I’veactually come to like it. Plus with a gown by Marchesa, shoes by Christian Louboutin,and jewelry by Tiffany’s, how do you go wrong? Talk about the ultimate combination!

#7 – Helen Mirren
I sure do hope I have Helen's grace and style when I’m her age. She is just fabulous and the dress is beautiful. Flawless.

#9 - Kyra Sedgwick
Kyra looks so classy andelegant in this orange chiffon Emilio Pucci dress. I don’t know too many whocould pull of this color, but she does so effortlessly.

#10 - Eva Longoria andMandy Moore
I thought Eva looked verysophisticated in her black Zac Posen gown. It was very feminine but also strongat the same time. My one negative is that I feel there is a bit too much fabric at the bottom and it looks like its swallowing her. Mandy Moore wore one of my favorite designers, MoniqueLhullier, and while her hair and makeup do look wonderful, there was justsomething off about the gown that kept this look from being higher on the list. I actually think i would've liked it a lot more if it had just been a deeper blue.

Close...But Not Quite (in no particular order)

 Emma Stone
Love thesilhouette and simplicity of the gown, but not the color, at least on her skin tone. She still looks gorgeous and sophisticated, nevertheless. 

Scarlett Johansson
This Ellie Saab dress is indeed beautiful (I love the detailed beading), but she’s single now, and I feellike she could have done better. I would have loved to see her wearing something bold and striking.

Sandra Bullock
The Marchesa dress isactually incredibly beautiful, but the hair is justhorrible and distracts from its loveliness. Why, Sandra?

Amy Adams
I like the color, hair, andmakeup. But there is something about that giant thing growing along her torso that I just don’tcare for.

Nicole Kidman
Many thought this gown byPrada was too boring. Maybe a little, yes, but I do think she looks very elegant.

Natalie Portman
She is so pretty, but that big sequin rose plastered on her chest is not.

So that's my list, agree/disagree? Who did you like? Comment and let me know! Coming up: My WORST Dressed List!!

Monday, January 17, 2011

My Picks: 2011 Golden Globe Winners

Glee's Dianna Agron and Naya Rivera
Okay, now thisis more like it! At least award-wise. It’s nice to see some amazing movies getthe awards they deserve. None of this Twilight ridiculousness. I was so happyto see The Social Network dominatingin nearly every movie category because it really was a fantastic film. However,I wouldn’t have minded seeing it share some of its awards with Inception or Black Swan, also two very well done films.

Best Motion Picture, Drama
Winner: The Social Network
My Pick: Quite a competitive category, but it’s a tie between The Social Network and Inception for me, but TSN does haveAndrew Garfield…

I though the Best Musical or Comedy category was a joke. Most of the films were pretty 'eh' to me. Alice in Wonderlandwas very disappointing, and The Kids AreAll Right was just…all right. Congrats to Red for being the first comic book movie to be nominated in thecategory though.

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Winner: The Kids Are AllRight
My Pick: None of the nominees. I would choose Easy A for being a genuinely funny, smart film.

I pretty much would’ve been happy for whoever wonBest Director, all were worthy nominees, although I do feel like Danny Boyle wassnubbed for 127 Hours.

Best Dramatic Actor
Winner: Colin Firth, The King’s Speech
My Pick: James Franco, 127 Hours. I can't wait to see this riveting performance myself.

Best Dramatic Actress
Winner: Natalie Portman, Black Swan
My Pick: Natalie Portman, for sure!!I am so happy she won! Natalie's been a long-time favorite actress of mine, and I’m sohappy her talent is finally being recognized! Congrats, girl!

Best Comedic Actress
Winner: Annette Bening, TheKids Are All Right
My Pick: Emma Stone, EasyA. Her performance was genius. She has a bright career ahead of her, andI’m definitely looking forward to seeing her in the new Spiderman films!

Best Supporting Dramatic Actor
Winner: Christian Bale, The Fighter
My Pick: I agree with Christian Bale,but once again there’s my love/obsession for Andrew Garfield…

Best Drama TV Series
Winner: Boardwalk Empire
My Pick: Haven’t actually seenBoardwalk Empire, but The Walking Dead was pretty awesome.

Best TV Drama Actor
Winner: Steve Buscemi, BoardwalkEmpire
My Pick: Hugh Laurie, House. The show has let me down over the years, but Hugh neverhas.

Best Comedic TV Series
Winner: Glee
My Pick: 30 Rock or The Big Bang Theory. I do enjoy myself some Glee, but 30 Rock is sheer brilliance, and The Big Bang Theory was made for super nerds like me.

The Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons
Best Comedic TV Actor
Winner: Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
My Pick: Competitive category filledwith great performances, but I gotta agree here. Jim Parson’s Sheldon is absolute perfection!

Best Comedic TV Actress
Winner: LauraLinney, The Big C
My Pick: Tina Fey, 30 Rock. Because she's the most brilliant and funniest woman on TV. The end.

Best Supporting TV Actress
Winner: Jane Lynch, Glee
My Pick: Agreed, she’s hilarious!

Best Supporting TV Actor
Winner: Chris Colfer, Glee
My Pick: I agree. Chris Colfer has delivered some pretty powerful scenes this season on Glee, so I wasn't surprised when he took home the award. Congrats to him! 

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Gold Leaf

I've been wanting to recreate this look for some months, but had some difficulties in procuring the necessary gold leaf. Via Facebook I got some advice to use gold foil for nail art, and this is what I did! The lashes are again courtesy of , they are by ES and come in packs of 10 pairs each. They are actually meant to be worn on the upper lid, but I cut them into shape and used them as lower lashes:

Original look:

How to achieve it:
1. Prep your lids with Bare Canvas
2. Apply nude eyeshadow all over the lid.
3. Line upper lids with a thick, winged-out line using gel eyeliner and an angled brush. Then emphasize lower inner corners and line lower lid with a thinner line.
4. Apply matte red eyeshadow along lower lid and blend downwards with MAC #217.
5. Tear gold foil into little shreds and apply to the brows with a pair of tweezers,using lash glue or glitter adhesive to make it stick.
6. Line lower waterline with white kohl.
7. Glue false lashes to the outer part of the lower lid.
8. Carefully apply mascara to your upper lashes (you only want to tint them in order to keep the straight line!)
9. Highlight cheekbones with MAC Lightscapade Skinfinish (as there is no blush used in this look, this is important for some subtle contouring).
10. Apply NYX Margarita lipstick, then stick on some more shreds of gold foil.

Product List
Face: MAC Prep+Prime Face Protect, MAC Studio Fix Fluid NC15, MAC Studio Finish NC15, MAC Lightscapade
Eyes: MAC Bare Canvas, Zoeva 88 Mattes palette, u.m.a. gel eyeliner, Maybelline Expression kohl, ES false lashes, CG Lash Blast
Lips: NYX Margarita l/s, gold foil

Monday, January 10, 2011

Velvet Blue

A few weeks ago, I was contacted by and asked if I wanted to test some of their false lashes. They have a huge selection (and I mean HUGE!) of all types of lashes, from subtle to outrageous, and I was thrilled to be able to pick some of them! I will definitely order again from them, as falsies are some of my favourite things to play with :)! The first lashes I tried are these - overall, I liked them quite a lot, the only downside is that a. the glitter weighs them down a lot and b. you cannot really cut them to adjust them to your eye shape without cutting off one of the long spiky lashes. They are available without the glitter as well, so I'd recommend those if you want a somewhat less flashy version :)

How to achieve it:
1. Prep your lids with Bare Canvas
2. Apply matte black eyeshadow all over the lid.
3. Apply matte dark blue eyeshadow in the crease and blend well with MAC #217
4. Glue white rhinestones of different sizes to the outer half of the lid, using lash glue and a pair of tweezers.
5. Line upper lid with black gel eyeliner and lower lid with black eyeshadow, blending downwards.

6. Line lower waterline with white kohl.
7. Glue false lashes to the upper lid, apply mascara on upper and lower lashes

Product List
Face: MAC Prep+Prime Face Protect, MAC Studio Fix Fluid NC15, MAC Studio Finish NC15, MAC Dollymix
Eyes: MAC Bare Canvas, Zoeva 88 Mattes palette, jolifin rhinestones, u.m.a. gel eyeliner, Maybelline Expression kohl, false lashes, CG Lash Blast
Lips: L'Oréal Rose Gold lipgloss

Friday, January 7, 2011

2011 People's Choice Awards: Top 5 Best Dressed

Honestly, I was a littlelet down by most of the stars’ fashion choices this year - maybe they’re savingthe good stuff for the big award shows like the Golden Globes and AcademyAwards? Let’s hope so. However, there were a few bright spots, and withoutfurther adieu, my top 5 red, I mean, sapphire carpet picks:

#1 - Selena Gomez
My number one pick wassuper easy. This girl is always flawless, and she definitely didn’t let medown! In fact, she was able to wow me twice in two stunning looks. Fun fact: hersecond look was by Project Runway Season 6 winner Irina Shabayeva.

#2 - Kristen Stewart
Kristen surprised me by wearing this fabulous gold sequinedReem Acra minidress. And check out those Jimmy Choo heels! Her fashion choicescan either be a hit or miss but here it was definitely a hit.

#3 - Emma Roberts
Emma said she was going for a “Black Swan” inspiredlook. Well, whatever look she was going for, she looked fabulous in her ruffledDior dress and Brian Atwood shoes. Very youthful, yet sophisticated!

#4 - Taylor Swift
I expected a little more from Taylor since she’ssuch a red carpet goddess. However, she still makes the top 5 because everyoneelse was so lackluster. She does indeed look pretty in her J Mendel dress and Prada shoes, I’mjust used to her looking gorgeous.

#5 – Tie with Kaley Cuocoand AnnaLynne McCord
Both of these looks I’mkind of on the fence with. I love Kaley’s white floor-length gown, but I’m notcrazy about her hair and makeup. And while I love AnnaLynne’s hair and makeup,I don’t know about the dress. Great, flattering color which looks amazing fromthe back, but just blah in the front.

Next up are the GoldenGlobes! Time to step it up, ladies!