Passion For Fashion Competition

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

So there's an amazingly generous competition being held by moneysupermarket called Passion For Fashion in which you have to create 5 outfits fitted to different themes (casual, work, party,outdoor and office wear) all for £200 or under it may sound easy but be sure to check the link for the rules and the additional info!
Onto my Entry.....
Outfit #2 Casual
Casual for me is a simple pair of jeans slightly dressed but has to be totally comfortable, comfort it always on top of my list and with this outfit i feel i have created this. With the Aztec jumper it adds a little bit of something something to an otherwise bland look, the collar also gives it some edge along with the stacked bracelets and the ankle boots too. Last of all the bag would be practical for everyday use as well as looking girly and cute. 

Collar -Topshop- £15.00

 Boots -NewLook- £27.99
Jeans -Topshop- £38.00 
Bag -RiverIsland- £35.00
Bracelet -Topshop- £20.00
Braclet -Topshop- £14.00
Jumper -NewLook- £37.99  
Total: £187.98

PassionForFashion Party Outfit #1
Again i like simple so it's not over the top or too dressy just enough for a classy party.
A favourite of mine is the blue dress as i feel blue compliments fair skin like my own, what's even better is it has a dipped hem but not only that (it has chiffion'y sides which would help to disguise wide hips bouns!) Moving on from the dress the accessories are kept to a minimum because i'm just not an over user of them but the shoes have studding detail on which tie in well together with the orange and gold accents making it an easy to outfit to wear.

Dress -RiverIsland£30.00
Shoe -Newlook£29.99
Watch -ASOS/RiverIsland£20.00
Clutch -Newlook£9.99
Earrings -ASOS£15.00
Total:  £104.98

Outfit #3
I'm not much of an outdoors'y kinda person (although i go outside everyday ha) but with nature, not such much so taking 'outdoor' i made it into an outfit i think relates sightly with the earthy tones, layering and warmth. Overall i love this outfit, with the all-in-one (probably not ideal in an emergency!) to the jumper which i would wear oversized, to the union jack wellies to the amazing faux leather sleeve jacket! Also i had to add the river island bag as i'm a fan of that style of bag and the fact i had no 'budget left' for a backpack ha.

All in One -Topshop£25.00
Jumper -NewLook£12.99
Dem Hem Top -RiverIsland£25.00
Sleeve Jacket -NewLook£44.99
Bobble Hat -Topshop£14.00
Wellies -Republic£25.00
Knee Socks -Topshop£6.00
Bag -RiverIsland£35.00
Ring Trio -Topshop£10.00
Total: £197.98


Work Outfit #4
So i found this look the most challangeing as i have no idea what would be appropriate in an office/smart job. So staying away from the white blouse black pant combo i decided to go with black and black ha. Leggings to me are for more casual/comfy attire but saying that these are slightly more smart like with wet look side panels and paired with right things they look fit for purpose. Onto the top it's simple but works (after putting this look together i now realise it's quite sheer so i'd defiantly wear something under it). With this look the blazer gives it the oomph it needs, a bright in your face colour which ties in well with the shoes, earrings, rings and that expensive looking bag. Oh the nails give it that extra bit of colour too! 

Leggings -Topshop£20.00
Blazer -H&M£29.99
Shoes -Newlook£15.99
Models Own -ASOS£5.00
Earrings -Topshop£6.50
Bag -H&M£29.99
Blouse -Republic£25.00
Total: £132.47

First Date
Outfit #5

The last look, one of my favourite's especially for a first date i think this outfit is acceptable not to much but it shows you've made effort (always a good thing i guess ha). I love love love this cardigan it's great for the autumn and even winter months if you layer quite a lot, but i think it makes this outfit more relaxed rather than having a fitted jacket. The dress again is blue, a colour i like for my skin tone i accessorized it with a contrasting belt which breaks it up from the neutral side of colours from the cardigan and those shoes. I was in two minds wheather to choose flats or wedges but as long as you keep your balance you shouldn't fall over and make a fool of yourself (finger crossed ha!) Onto the most expensive item in this outfit the bag expensive but so worth it as i feel it just brings everything together.

Bag -Debenhams£65.00
Belt -Topshop£12.00
Necklace -ASOS£12.00
Cardigan -NewLook£19.99
Bird Dress -NewLook£14.99
Total: £158.98

Hope you like my oufits!

What do you prefer comfy/causal or dressy/smart?

(: x

All imagery taken from Polyvore

Bank Holiday Wishlist #1

Monday, 27 August 2012

Bank Holiday Wishlist #1

So just like everyone else i'm a big dreamer and well i like nice things but nice things don't get along well with my bank balance. So i decided to make my first ever wishlist and share with you what i really really want this is a reduced version of a very long list enjoy!

1. D&G High Contact Watch - Although they have been around for a year or so it's something i long for because i prefer digital watches to analogue ones so it's perfect, but i would prefer one in either black or orange.

2. Real Techniques Stippling Brush - The oh so famous brush brand at the moment, i desperately  want one of these brushes and have come within touching distant many times (too many times)
but i'm holding off as i would like to try the ELF Brush first at a slightly cheaper price.
Have you used the ELF Stipple Brush? Is it any good?

3. Braun Wet and Dry Epilator - i wasn't sure whether to include this, but it's a wishlist after all and stupidly i wish i had an epilator! But for the top of the range one i want spending that kind of money is just never going to happen so a cheaper option needs to be found. 

4. Clinique Superbalanced Foundation - Another thing i long for but again the price! I'm just not willing to spend that kind of money on something that may not work.

5. Purple Oxford Converse - To be totally honest i don't even know why i want these but i do and i'm always on the look out to get some in my local TK Maxx for a little cheaper but with my bad luck nothing :( i'm still holding out though because you never know.

6. Origins Super Spot Remover - So tempting again like the foundation but i don't want to spend my money on something that may not work because i waste so much on crap (are you the same)?

7. Clinique 3 Step System - Right now i am having such a love HATE relationship with my skin it just makes me want to screammmmmm with all the oiliness, dryness and SPOTS it's just something that  puts me in a bad mood and makes me want to hide in bed all day so i defiantly think its time to invest in some skin loving products!

Have you tried Clinique's 3 Step System for oily skin? It is any good?

What are your longed for wish list items?

  (: x

House Of Fraser Style Challenge

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

House Of Fraser Style Challenge

This is my competition entry House of Fraser Blog are holding for an amazingly generous prize, details here!

So onto the outfit there were too many things i wanted to combine together which resulted in a 'miss match not to be seen in' kind of  look, but i got through that (i hope!) and above is my finished result.

What is this outfit for?... i think it would be perfect for a weekend away!
One of my favourite pieces has got to be the peplum jumper because it disguises lumps, bumps and  those wide hips , also it's so versatile making it easy to wear with so many things for casual or a more dressed up look like i've created above. Another favourite is the studded shoes as i feel they give it some sort of edge which i like alot. Last but not least the printed trousers are amazing you can never go wrong with printed clothing items and to me they just look autumn'y. My outfit's colourful and a definite head turner but what do you think?

 Hope you like!

(: x

Moisturise Your Face II My Thoughts/ Mini Reviews

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

So as a person of the oh so wonderful oily/combination skin type (NOT!) i am always trying to find the perfect moisturiser for my skin. Although i haven't found my holy grail product just yet i'm half way there.....

What i want out of a moisturiser is well not that much but as my expectations are way too high it's hard too find something i love not just like. All i ask for is: something that actually gives long lasting moisture to dry skin + gives a slight matte finish where can i find one?

So i've tried many creams over the past years and two out of the seven above are the half way to perfect moisturisers.....  

Good Things Miracle Mattifier 100ml Lotion: This in my eyes is a love or hate product . It's a dislike, due too it's sickly scent so for me that wasn't a good start but all being well for the price of £7.99 it should do what it says? Sadly in my case it didn't i was still left with shiny skin, Mattifing you are not! So while i still use it i'm not a fan because it didn't do what it stated and the smell is just urghh, not something i want to smell in the morning but i'm not willing to waste money and just throw it in the bin so perseverance is key.
(It's on offer at boots with a 1/3 off the entire range if you want to try it yourself.)

Boots Shine Control Day Moisturiser: Surprisingly it moisturises but i've found it doesn't quite control my shine throughout the day but as it contains tea tree + witch hazel i use it as a 'night cream' to help fight my spots while sleeping definitely, worth a try for 2-3 pounds if they still sell it as this is the old packaging and i can't find it online. 

Clean&Clear dual action Moisturiser: I really wanted to love this but after using it for a while my skin got a little too use to it which resulted in me having massive break outs which is what it's suppose to prevent. While it worked i felt i benefited from the moisturiser but my look ran out unfortunately :(. 
(There's a deal on at boots 2 for £5 pound!)

Neutrogena Oil Free Moisturiser: I'm a fan of Neutrogena skincare so when this was on offer i thought i'd give it ago. I'm so glad i did, for me this isn't something i can use everyday due to the slight thick constancy of the cream as i feel it clogs up my skin but with it's long lasting moisture and spot fighting properties with a claim of evening out your skin tone mixed in too (not really noticed that) for £4.60 at full price you can't go wrong. P.S although it's oil-free, not so mattifing (but it doesn't claim to be).

Nivea Visage Daily Essentials For Oily & Combination Skin: This is quite heavily scented with a smell that's tolerable of lemongrass this is the only downside for me i find it way too perfumed. Moistursing wise it's lasting but doesn't really do much for me where my shines concerned for the price i payed from bodycare it's worth it i guess.       

Simple Oil Balancing Moisturiser: This works wonders and is one of my all time favourites believe it or not it does what it stats on the bottle, by controlling  my shine for up to 3 hours and moisturising long throughout the day i can't love it any more it's a must have for oily skin types and so worth £4.27 (its on offer at superdrug for £3 at the moment!) 

Botanics Mattifing Gel Cream Shine Away: I love love love this stuff after wanting to buy the Clinique  Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel this is my cheap alternative although ive never tried it (one day i will ha) i can't compare but again it does what it says on the box with a lovely citrus scent it makes a great moisturiser for £4.99( it's on offer for £3.33 at boots!) I do have a downside though the packaging isn't so great but how does that saying go 'don't judge a book by it's cover or in this case until you've tried it!

What's your Holy Grail Moisturiser?
Have you tried the Clinique Dramatically Different Gel Moisturiser?

(: x

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain || My Thoughts

Thursday, 9 August 2012

The Revlon Balm Stains are everywhere right now so i thought I'd add to the hype and show you the one i have. If you didn't know already they're a crayon like looking product, which are very mositurising whilst giving you a pop of colour and well kissable lips i guess. This is something i want out of a lip product (the moisturising benefits, not so much the kissable look ha) as products i use are either too greasy or too drying so with these i feel there is a perfect balance between the two.

Onto the Balm, i have the one in Cherish it's not a shade i was draw to initially that was Honey, (it was sold out unfortunately just my luck!) But once i looked at Cherish there was just something about it, it's a very out there in your face barbie pinky colour definitely out of my comfort zone with my pale skin, although i have found a little goes a long way and surprisingly it is a really wearable colour. 
As for everyday use I'm the kinda girl who plays it safe and always go for neutral colours but nevertheless it does get worn. The product is long lasting colour-wise but just like any balmy type product it wears off within 1-2 hours leaving a muted pink stain on the lips.

Overall it's great for the £7.99 price tag and I will most likely be purchasing the Honey colour.
What's even better there still on offer at boots and superdrug for £5.99!

Have you tried the balm stains?
What's your play it safe lip colour?

:) x

Get to know me......

Sunday, 5 August 2012


Do you have any siblings?
Yes i have a brother.

How old are you? 
I am 17.

What's your height?
5ft 5"

What's your top/dress size?
I'm a size 10/12 depending on the shop!

Do you have any diet plans/tips? 
Me dieting last's a day ha so perseverance i guess?

Do you workout?
Not really, well not at all but that's just me....

Do you have any pets?
I do i have two Labradors, a black girl and a golden boy called Lou and Sid :) 

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
Watching TV, listening to music, reading blogs, blogging and watching youtube beauty videos and vlogs!

Who inspires you? 
No-one in particular but people with confidence and no fear.

What do you feel is your greatest achievment? 
Getting a job it's not the best in the world but i a jobs a job.

What do you value most in life? 
Trust, My family and Friends.

What do you do? 
I work part-time and i'm thinking of going back to college.

What is your dream job? 
I honestly don't have a clue what i want to do.

What did you take for your GCSE'S 
I took Child Development and BTEC Art (Double), .

Do you make good grades? 
I wish i did but not really

What is your ethnicity? 

Do you want to get married later on in life? 

Do you have any phobias? 
Too many! most of all though i'd say SPIDERS my worst nightmare.

Have you ever had a near death experience?

Do you get mad easily? 
i wouldn't say i do because i don't do well in a confrontational battle ha

Where have you been on holiday & where was the best?
America (Georgia), Majorca, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote twice and Bulgaria. 
AMERICA was the best i just wish i was older when i went, now i wear makeup and all that.
(i was about 9).

Favourite childhood memory?
It's hard to choose but overall just being carefree and not caring about the outfit you have on etc,
even if in reality it looked hideous!


Heels or flats?
Flats! unless there wedges, as i walk like a man in heels.

Favourite moisturiser? 
I have two favorites Botanic's Mattifying Gel Cream and Simple Oil balancing Moisturiser.

Where do you buy most of your clothes from? 
Mainly Primark a little bit in New Look, Dorothy Perkins Etc.

Favourite Shop? 

Favourite makeup brand? 
Benefit because of the little samples i have ha

Favourite drugstore makeup brand? 
i like a little bit of everything!

Favourite nail polish brand? 
Barry M!

What was your first makeup item? 
Collection 2000 Longer Lash Mascara.

If you had your own makeup line what would you call it? 
Wouldn't that be a dream come true! i don't have a clue (thats not the name btw),

What are you into the most, if you HAD to choose one..Jewellery, Makeup, Shoes, Clothes? 

What is your favourite shoe store? 

At what age did you start wearing makeup? 
When i was about fifteen,

Do you wear falsies? If so which brand? 
Not really after stabbing myself in the eye with tweezers i'm put off believe it or not, the brand I've tried though are ELF's Natural Lashes.

Lipgloss or mascara? 

Whats your worst shopping habit? 
Buying something JUST because i liked it and then never wearing it!

Do you have a signature scent? 
Not so much i'm looking for one full of fruity citrousiness. 

How do you take care of your hair? 
Not using so much heat and using a conditioning hair mask at least once a week.

Whats the colour of your natural hair & highlights? 
I was naturally a ginger kind of kid but it's lightened throughout the years into a mousy strawberry blondey gingery colour. (what a mouthful).

What are your views on plastic surgery? 
DON'T DO IT but each to there own an'all that.

If makeup somehow wasn't invented (:O) what would you replace it with? 
Ermm probably nothing? 

Do you bite your nails?
I did but with alot of determination i don't anymore.


Would you rather grow a beard or go bald? 
Grow a Beard why? i do not no!

If you could know the date you were going to die, would you want to know? 
No then i wouldn't turn into a crazy syco just waiting for it to happen.

Which five male celebs would be on your "list"? 
Ian Harding, Zac Efron, Channing Tatum, Drew van Acker, Harry Styles!

If you only had 24 hours to live how would you spend it? 
I would break all the rules and go crazy!

Do you have a favourite book? 
Not one in particular but i like the pretty little liars series, the lying game series and the i heart.... collection and a few others.

Do you watch any american tv, if so what is your favourite? 
Just a little bit to much. My favourites are Pretty Little Liars!, New Girl , Revenge, Suburgatory , 2 broke girls and many more.

What is your favourite type of sandwhich? 
A Chicken Salad with mayo, Cheese +Mayo,Tuna+Mayo all very simple yet so yummy to eat!

What is your favourite reality tv show? 
I'm not a big fan of reality shows but i love to watch Keeping up with the Kardashians.

What wesbite do you visit the most besides youtube, blogger & facebook? 
Twitter, Pinterest!

Who is your favourite blogger? 
ooo i have so many defiantly Zoella, FleurdeForce and MissBudgetBeauty. 

Who is your favourite makeup guru? 
Again i have so many favourites, Tanya Burr (pixi2woo), pixiwoo, fleurdeforce, macbarbie07, gossmakeupartist and too many more!

How do you make your blog interesting? 
Is this blog really all that interesting not really but just posting what you think people want to read.

Do you like photography? 
I love to look at amazing photography i find it so intriguing how someone can capture a scene which can for so many people have so many different meanings, but i'm not much of a picture taker myself. 

What is your fave style to decorate your bedroom, chic, modern, vintage..etc? 
probably just a modern chic style.

What is your favourite disney film?
I can't even remember watching them how sad :(

Whats your favourite desert? 
Chocolate, Chocolate and more Chocolate!

Do you like swimming? 
I LOVE to be in water but i'm not a great swimmer the doggy paddle and move your legs as fast as you can and splash everything is my forte! (the image in my head looks so ridiculous right now lol) 

Do you drink juice? 
Yes everything from Orange, blackcurrant to pineapple and cranberry juice. 

What's your favourite movie? 
Something Borrowed. Any romantic, comedy,action adventure film just a little bit of everything if i like it.

Do you eat fries with a fork? 

Do you like cookies? 
I love cookies!

If you could move anywhere, where would it be? 

Savoury or sweet? 

Favourite flower? 
i have no idea something bright and colourful and not to smelly,

Favourite colour? 
Any kind of purple,

Do you drink energy drinks? 

Do you drink coffee? 

If you could have a dinner party with 5 celebrities, dead or alive, who would you invite? 
Ian Harding, Emma Stone, David Beckham, The Queen and Simon Cowell!

I found this post on Georgina's Live Laugh Lipstick Blog it's such a great blog and tag type post and i've enjoyed answering the questions hope you like reading them!

Whats your favourite type of sandwich?
What's your favourite make-up brand? 

(: x 

A Liebster Award

Before i get stuck in i just wanted to say a big thank you to Claire at (clairemakeup) for nominating me for Liebster Award, i am very thankful considering I've only just really started 'blogging', the little things defiantly mean a lot!
It's a great opportunity for all of us new bloggers alike!

This little award is all about discovering new blogs and helping those with less than 200 followers to get recognized."

The rules are as follows.
1. Each person tagged must post 11 things about themselves.

2. They must also answer the 11 questions the ' tagger ' has set for them.

3. They must create 11 more questions to ask bloggers they have decided to tag.

4. They must then choose 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers and tag them in their post.

5. These lucky bloggers must then be told.

6. There's no tag backs.

11 Facts

1. I am 17 years old,
2.I have no idea what i want to do with my life!
3. I work part-time,
4.I love to shop at Primark
5.My favourite seasons are autumn and winter,
6.My favourite colour is purple,
7. I've just finished college and am debating whether to go back :O,
8.I dislike mushrooms and tomatoes!
9. But love anything tomatoey haa,
10. I am very indecisive,
11. And have oily-combination skin!

Question Time....
1. What and who was your biggest inspiration when it comes to blogging?
Youtuber's and bloggers themselves such as sprinkleofglitter, fleurdeforce, zoella and many more!

2. You're all time 3 favourite make up items?
MASCARA!, powder for de-shining and concealer,

3. Style Icon?
I don't really have one just people with a simple but not too simple style (does that make any sense? thought not ha)

4. Heels or Flats?
Flats for sureee unless there wedges

5. Favourite Beauty YouTube/Blogger.
ooo i have too many..

6. Current make up splurge?
i don't have anything too expensive tbh, :S

7. Most disappointing make up product?
Maybelline dream matte moose foundation!

8. Biggest achievement to date?
Getting a job

9. Favourite high street make up brand?
i've not really found a go to brand just yet i like a bit of everything i've tried,

10. Hopes for the future?
There still unwritten..........

My Questions for you!

Whats your most over played song?

What's your favourite holiday destination?
What are you scared of the most?
If you could only use one beauty product for the rest of your life what would it be?
Favourite TV show/series?
Fake Tan or No Fake Tan?
What's your hidden talent?
Cats or Dogs?
What made you start blogging?
What's the last book you read?
Most worn piece of clothing?

Sorry I couldn't find 11 people everyone I've found has crazy amounts of followers or has already been awarded!

(: x

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