[Dress Boohoo, Sunglasses New Look]
The fishtail plait is something I’ve been rather charmed by since it first starting appearing in magazines and blogs alike, and was something I’d always wanted to try for myself. Having never properly got around to trying my hand at it, I was really thrilled when my friend Sian offered to take on the challenge herself, and here we are – ta da!
I rarely ever wear my hair up, and if I style it I often leave the bottom half of it left long over my shoulders, so this is a bit unusual for me! You could say it’s a comfort blanket kind of thing. The intricacy of this kind of plait is amazing, and I’m going to have to head over and watch a tutorial now because I’m intrigued to see how it’s done, and can tell this isn’t going to be the last time I’ll want to wear my hair like this… wish me luck! (Perhaps if I get good enough at it myself I’ll make my own tutorial… watch this space!)
This cute little jade, collared dress is a new favourite of mine, and found it’s way to me courtesy of Boohoo! I’m a huge fan of embellishments, and love that the collar is both lace and pearl; a great combination for any Chanel fan, like myself : ) I’ve always kind of thought that minimalism is wasted on me, because I’m very much about creating a bright and fun look, with quirky added details, so this dress is the perfect new addition to my wardrobe. I’m looking forward to pairing it with some white opaque tights and my patent black loafers when the weather gets a bit colder, for now however, I’m doing all I can to remain bare legged… you could say I’m in denial that summer is coming to an end, as you probably picked up on last post!
Unfortunately, and typically, I came down ill over London Fashion Week, with a horrible cold, and only managed to make one stop off at Somerset House, which is a shame because I was hoping to have more blogger meet ups this season! There’s always next season though, eh? : ) I’m off to catch up on the latest shows now, to see what wonders I can feast my eyes on… see you all soon!
[Dress Zara, Lipstick Cherries in the Snow by Revlon, Nail Varnish Mint Green by Barry M]
After my friend Katie did my nails in leopard print for me back in January, I’ve been itching to have a go at nail art myself! Nail-painting has always been something I’ve been doing, I’d often show up to school with red and black nails much to some of my teachers’ annoyance, and I really miss having my nails in loud colours when I go back to my supermarket job – neutral colours only, boo!
Some time ago now, I read a nail art tutorial by our resident nail art fanatic Gemfatale, which said that liquid eye liner pens could be used as nail art pens – genius! Liquid eyeliner isn’t something I usually buy, but I got one free with this month’s Company magazine and thought I would finally give it a go, woohoo, hence the polka dots! Not that adventurous I know, but I’m going to try something a bit more ‘wild’ next time : ) having mint coloured nails with black dots on means I’m currently craving mint choc chip ice cream… I don’t have any, but am managing to make my way quite nicely through some custard donuts instead, mmmmmmm!
I’m also enjoying using the liquid eyeliner for its proper purpose. For years I’ve been wearing my make up the same way, and thought it was time for a change! Since I was 13/14 I’ve been hiding behind my pencil eyeliner, which somehow ALWAYS manages to smudge within about 5 minutes of application… so for the past 7 years I’ve been walking around with smudged eyeliner, cool. Needless to say, I’m welcoming something which is a little bit fresher and that doesn’t end up half way down my face/leaving me looking like an emo panda!
My first ever video post, yay! I’m so excited to have finally done one! I’m a bit disappointed that the video quality isn’t great, but considering I had to turn to Photo Booth and iMovie in my current lacking of proper equipment, I think it could be worse : )
Lately, what with too much time on my hands now that university’s over for the year, I’m finding myself spending more and more time getting inspired by all sorts of things on the internet! I’ve been wanting to experiment a bit more with my style lately too, and have have the urge to pay homage to Brigitte Bardot (iconic for being insanely gorgeous, and in my opinion, having the best hair EVER!) – so I thought it was time to stop thinking about channeling a bit of that tousled, bedhead glamour, and get on with it!
I know I am in no way the only person to be a fan of Ms Bardot’s effortlessly sexy aesthetic… nor am I trained in any way to be a hair stylist, which is why I thought it’d be fun to share this little video with you so you, too, can transform yourself into a timeless bombshell in a quick and easy way : ) I always wear my hair the same way usually (as you’ve probably noticed…) a style I like and which works for me , but isn’t necessarily that exciting!
I’ve always thought that it was great how changing just your hair can let you show off a different side to yourself… and this one is definitely Bond-girl gorgeous, so why not give it a go?! It only takes about 5 minutes to do, and the whole point is to be a bit messy, so its perfect if you’re looking for a quick and easy style to do for a special occasion, or indeed if you just feel like glamming up your every day look a bit!
P.S Sorry if I’ve been a bit quiet over the past few days, I’ve just got back from a 3-day Enterprise Summer School which was very hectic but a lot of fun, and I was lucky enough to stay at Farnham Castle during my visit! Back to my student lifestyle now though… booo. Photos will be up soon!