Wednesday, 31 July 2013
Monday, 29 July 2013
- A mixture of nail polishes. I used a matte navy by Nails Inc, a shimmer grey by O.P.I, matte turquoise by Missguided, metallic deep pink by O.P.I, a shimmering indigo by Ted Baker, a glittery blue by O.P.I and clear by Rimmel
- A sponge of some sorts. I used an old make up wedge but you could possibly use tissues too for the same effect.
What you do:
- Paint your nails a deep colour (as the base for your art!) I chose this shimmering indigo shade by Ted Baker but you could use any deep blue or purple shade or even black
- Wait for the base colour to dry then pick a second colour and put a little bit of the polish onto the sponge and use this to dab the nails, don't worry if it looks a bit messy mine sure did!
- Do this with each of the colours (besides the glitter) and don't forget to blend. To do this you just use the sponge and smudge the colours together.
- Once you have added all of the colours go over with the clear nail varnish and wait for it to dry.
- Once it is dry to touch add the sparkle, don't use too much or it'll over take the pretty galaxy colours!
- Finally another coat of clear and voila! Pretty Galaxy inspired nails.
I must admit that I am rather impatient and a tad messy with the nail painting skills but that's what polish remover is for-just clean it up after :)
(By the way the actual polishes I used are above and the names are as follows: the deep navy blue is Motcomb Street by Nails Inc, the two tone grey is Not Like The Movies from Katy Perry for OPI, the turquoise in Misstique by Missuided, the grey is Not Like The Movies from Katy Perry for OPI, the blue sparkle is Last Friday from Katy Perry for OPI and the Rimmel is simply called clear. The Ted Baker varnish doesn't have a name I'm afraid!)
Saturday, 27 July 2013
I discovered this company as Vicky Pattinson (of Geordie Shore fame) is often tweeting about them- yes another brand that she has unintentionally introduced me to!
Vestry create celebrity inspired dresses and ultra glamour tops, bags and shoes (to name but a few) that come with a reasonable price tag, some as little as £30.
Above I have included my favourite picks, they extensive collection include bright coloured bodycon, embellished minis, day-time wraps and pretty skater dresses and much, much more! I simply adore the bright orange number that would look stunning against a tan (as pictured) with gold accessories, don't you think?
Although their super hot dresses are clearly their selling point they also stock might fine accessories and I am crazy in love with their stylish and fun bags-in particular the bubblegum pink tote (see below.)
Vestry sell a range of designs from numerous brands including TNFC, Quontum, Rare and Iron Fist which as every fashion loving girls know are fabulous labels that offer party-ready pieces.
FYI at the moment they have a sale on which means some pieces are just £10! Head over there right this instant! Next time I have some money and need a new outfit for a night out I know it'll be first stop :)
The first jewellery line from Eshvi is a stunning array of neon colours, bold shapes and statement designs.
Natia and Tamar, the ladies behind the Eshvi brand, moved to London all the way from Georgia in 2011 with big dreams to create their very own jewellery line. With the support of Giselle Ganne, who was already a success in the fashion world having worked for British fine jewellery guru Stephen Webster, Natia and Tamar were set for great things.
With a name that derives from the Georgian word for fang and a motto that reads “For those who dare to be different” you would expect a fierce collection of fabulous costume jewellery from these two ladies, and they do not disappoint.
In every jewellery line from Eshvi they include the soon-to-be iconic fang – a symbol of good luck in the ladies’ Georgian culture. Not only this, but it also represents the wild and untamed nature of their label.
Natia and Tamar travel all around the world grasping inspiration from all walks of life, and this is reflected in their gloriously artistic and wonderfully powerful pieces.
The designs from Eshvi are powerful and pack one hell of a punch. From bright fuchsia and silver earrings to intricate turquoise detailing on a cocktail ring, this jewellery line is bold and glamorous – the perfect addition to any outfit.
The collection includes everything you would ever need to fill up your jewellery box including rings, necklaces, earrings, pendants and bracelets. There is no word on the price yet but whatever the cost, it will most definitely be worth it.
Whether you decide to load up the bangles and rock a few rings at once or keep it simple with a blue and green fanged necklace, Eshvi will most certainly deliver a stunning piece of costume jewellery you will cherish forever.
Monday, 22 July 2013
Saturday, 20 July 2013
I love this first one as it has a rather vintage feel to it and the blush shade is versatile, with the right beauty and styling it would suit any skintone.
This silver gown is so glamorous and I adore everything about it from the ombre colouring, slight v-neck and the fact that it is completely sequins!
This purple shade is simply stunning, the regal colour is sure to make you stand out for all the right reasons and would look fabulous with either gold or silver accessories.
I love the swirl pattern on this design and it has an almost looks like liquid metal which I love, the spaghetti straps are simple enough for the focus to be on the design and shape.
Sheer overlay is so popular right now and the combination of nude and sequin embellishment is very 20s, a certain Great Gatsby feel to it.
Red is always a winner and the combination of this blood red embroidery on a nude jersey is so unique plus the flared hem offers a flattering finish
Thursday, 18 July 2013
Yes, another Sephora and Disney line will be coming this August:) Oh so very excited, might I add that I love that the 'i' is dotted with a shell; nice touch Sephora.
This is a wonderfully magical collection that is inspired by the curious sea princess Ariel from The Little Mermaid. This particular set is a mix of sparkle (seriously check out the nail polishes) ocean and summer inspired colours and deliciously fresh scents.
1.) Part of the World Eyeshadow Palette $30/£16.30
What it is:An illuminating eye shadow palette of four vibrant shadows that inspire you to chase your dreams.
What it does:
Imagine surpassing your boundaries and following your heart with this palette inspired by Ariel’s courage. These shimmering shadows will illuminate your world and open your eyes to the endless possibilities under the sun—or sea.
This set contains:
4 x 0.049 oz eye shadow in:
- Who's-it (glittering white)
- What's-it (matte clay grey)
- Dinglehopper (iridescent light teal)
- Snarfblat (violet with iridescent glitter)
What it is formulated WITHOUT:
What else you need to know:
“Dreams are realities in waiting.”
A six-piece set of miniature nail lacquers in delightfully daring shades inspired by the classic film, The Little Mermaid.
What it does:
Flirt with danger and get into a sea of trouble when you discover this splashing set of Sephora X lacquers. From a creamy coral red to a glittery turquoise, each sea-inspired shade brings Ariel’s underwater kingdom to your world with bold, long-lasting wear.
This set contains:
6 x 0.13 oz nail polish in:
- Life Is In The Bubbles (iridescent glittery shimmer)
- Ariel (glittery turquoise)
- Off The Hook (pearly silver chrome)
- Devotin' to Floatin' (pearlescent teal)
- We Are In Luck Here (creamy coral red)
- Hotter Under the Water (creamy plum)
What it is formulated WITHOUT:
What else you need to know:
“Make a splash.”
Bergamot, Wet Cucumber, Ozonic Accord, Water Notes, Wild Lilac, Starfruit, White Musk, Sandalwood, Ambergris.
Alluring. Romantic. Confident.
- Play Hard- David Guetta feat. Ne-Yo and Akon
- La La La- Naughty Boy feat. Sam Smith
- We Can't Stop- Miley Cyrus
- Treasure- Bruno Mars
- #Beautiful- Mariah Carey feat. Miguel
- Ours- Taylor Swift
- Warrior- Demi Lovato
- S.O.S- Ashley Frangipane
- Broken- Jake Bugg
- Lego House- Luke Hemmings
- Summer Paradise- Simple Plan feat. Sean Paul
- Try Hard- 5 Seconds of Summer
- Tonight Tonight- Hot Chelle Rae
- Lost in Stereo- All Time Low
Kardashian Kollection team up with Lipsy
After their collaboration with Dorothy Perkins last year the three Kardashian ladies are back in the world of UK fashion but this time they will be partnering up with every glitzy girl’s favourite fashion brand: Lipsy.
Although the British fashion label is famous for creating fabulous party dresses, they have more recently started designing everything for the fun-loving girl’s closet from handbags and hoodies to short and shoes.
With stars such as Jessica Lowndes and The Saturdays being photographed in their designs daily we know that Lipsy can create an outfit fit for a celebrity so what can expect when they team up with the most glamorous sisters in showbiz?
Lipsy caught up with Kourtney who was more than excited about the new fashion line: “Kim, Khloé and I are always looking for new ways to keep ourKollection unique and give our fans fashion-forward pieces, so we felt that teaming up with Lipsy was the perfect way to do this. There’s a little something for everyone in this new Kollection.”
What is so wonderful about the three sisters is that they all have very different styles; Kim is polished and glam, Kourtney more boho and eclectic whereas Khloe loves mixing it up- one day it will be laid-back casual the next she will be a full on rock star. With this in mind you know that there will at least one piece from this Kardashian Kollection that you will want in your wardrobe.
The collection is set to be released later this year just in time for the party season; prices are set to range from £30 to the £150 mark the ideal cost for what will sure to be a fashion staple.
Sunday, 14 July 2013
Saturday, 13 July 2013
Springbreak; wooden watches to punctuate your style and enhance your vibeFed up of trying to find unique watches which were also edgy and affordable the minds behind Springbreak took it upon themselves to create precisely that; reasonably priced wrist wear that would make people say “Hey awesome watch, man!” Not only are they designing eclectic watches but in a bid to beat childhood hunger a portion of the sales from every watch goes to fighting that exact cause.
After studying together at both school and college, Maurice Davis and Kwame Andrews dabbled in a range of other activities. They bagged themselves a few graduate degrees and were involved in combat tours of Iraq and Afghanistan but eventually they decided to revisit their obsession with watches and so the Springbreak company was born.
The Springbreak brand is not like any fashion or retail company you have seen before especially in the world of watches. There is no excessive bling or mixed metals, jewels and colour the materials are eco-friendly and wonderfully fresh and simple.
Currently in stock is the crisp and cool maple wood watch named ‘The White Party Wood Watch’ and it costs just $85/£56. Springbreak promises to be affordable but this is a complete steal for a sustainable timepiece that is not only edgy and cool but is also hypoallergenic, eco-friendly and the labels signature design.
It has to be said that what the Springbreak guys are doing is as much innovative and exciting as it is inspiring and important. Every purchase means one more meal for a child in need of food, each watch can provide up to ten nutritious meals for a hungry child in America.
So, if like the geniuses behind Springbreak you want to do your bit for the children of America why not head over to their site and pick yourself up a smart and sleek maple wood watch? You will be purchasing yourself a piece of stylish arm candy and could even save a life.
Check it out The Upcoming too!
Check it out The Upcoming too!
Monday, 8 July 2013
- Smell delicious
- Long lasting
- Leaves skin soft
- Great packaging
- Too fine granules
- Not suitable for weekly scrubs