Thursday, 26 May 2016

Blog 12: How I tackle my May favourites

I'm starting something new here and I'm gonna see how it goes. I thought I would show you some things that I really like this month and that you will maybe see me wearing. May is not only the start of summer but it's also my birthday month so I have many things to look forward to. May is a challenging month because as we are finding out, one day its 29 degrees and the next its raining. May is also the time when exams start which means daily mental breakdowns. However in the midst of all the stress I'm writing another blog (I really should be revising) because believe it or not but it has been a year since my first EVER blog post! Thank you so much for all your support because without you I wouldn't be collaborating with brands and buying so many clothes that I don't need!

Item 1: Winged sandals

Winged sandals, £11

So yes, I do feel like a Greek goddess because lets be honest, THEY ARE SO FREAKING COOL! I bought them off my app called Vinted (second-hand unused clothing) and as soon as I saw them I fell in love. They were retailing at £65 and after tough negotiation, I got them for £11. The only slightly annoying problem is that they jingle and after a long day of school you just want to rip them off your feet and sell them to Morris dancers. Overall 9/10

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Item 2: Lacey summer dress

Lace dress Seven sisters £4
This beautiful white lace dress is perfect for summer then only problem is it is basically see through. This means no underwear so I would advise just wearing it over a bikini. However the detail on it is gorgeous and it has a crochet waistband with daisies on it and mini pompoms on the neckline and straps. Again I got it off Vinted in a bundle with some other clothes so I cost me on average £4 so I can't argue with the price. Overall 7/10 (Because I'm not brave enough to wear it with no underwear)

Item 3: No7 Lovely lashes


No.7 Lovely lashes
I love just getting random stuff in the post. This came to me but I don't know which brand sent it to me so I don't know the retail selling price but OMG this is the mascara to get this summer. It is a natural brown/black colour which makes your lashes seem naturally longer and it really lengthens your lashes. It isn't waterproof but very smudge proof. Its so light I forgot I had it on and rubbed my eyes but none came off! Overall 9/10

Item 4: Leaf ring

 I love a pretty ring. Especially this one as it has the same design as the Pandora ones! Obviously this is in Gold and has pink glittery leaves but that just makes it more shiny which of course I'm not objecting to. The only slightly not so positive thing about it is that the pink glittery bits started to fall off almost instantly which was really sad. Overall 6/10

Item 5: Blue floral Jumpsuit

Jumpsuit New Look, £11

I know. Its bold but it's sassy af and anyone can rock it. It can be dressed up with Chelsea boots and a leather jacket or it can be worn to the beach as a casual pullover. But wherever you wear it you're going to make a statement! The bold prints are really in season and aren't that tacky so it can be seen as quite a classy look. Personally I can't believe the price as it is so cheap for something that has so many uses! Overall 10/10

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Friday, 13 May 2016

Blog 11: How I tackle the cat eye sunglasses

(This blog is dedicated to Charlotte Turner and Jemma Connolly, my two biggest fans, Love you)

Lets be honest, you either look Audrey Hepburn classy or like a mixture between Coraline and the Grinch. Cat eye sunglasses require a sophisticated outfit paired with a sassy hip wiggle walk to pull off because they are a bold piece to wear. I find that there is a general struggle when choosing sunglasses as you don't want to look like a bug or like your wearing swimming goggles. The solution is to really think about your face shape, but more on that later. Cat eyes are a 50's/60's retro look which is perfect for this summer matched with a circle dress. (Insert you opening Google to look up what a circle dress is). The perfect makeup to go with this is bold red lips and curly hair. The true 50's image. However obvious we aren't in the 50's so there are many modern cat eye sunglasses available. The classic black sunnies have been replaced with golden frames and funky lenses. So if your picky, now is prime time to get searching. I am so excited to say that I have been lucky enough to receive some cat eye sunglasses from Accessoryo and I would love it if your checked out their website! Their products are such good quality for the price so I would highly recommend them!

The Classic Black

Black cat eye sunglasses Accessoryo £15

These are wonderful! They fit perfectly around my face and are such good quality. These compliment my face shape which helps make me look less like a bug and more stylish. The cat flicks are quite big but I absolutely love the texture of frame as it makes it more of a classy look. On the more practical side of things, they have UV protection and at the price they are, solid 9/10 from me.

The Modern Gold

Gold metallic cat eye sunglasses Accessoryo £12.95

As you can see, they don't suit me which is such a shame because they are so pretty! The lenses come too far down my face and the flicks are very extreme so I think they would suit someone with a wider face. However the gold rim is so modern and they are perfect for the beach (Again with UV protection). They have a brown tinted lens which I'm not so keen on because you can see my eyes through them and that just freaks me out! After all sunglasses are for spying on people without them seeing your looking at them... I love the design but not right for me so a 5/10.

The Designer Twist

Ralph Lauren classic cat eye sunglasses £80

Now these were an investment... but a great one! Wearing these I feel like I have the sass of Lucy from MIC. They are of course amazing quality and I absolutely love the design. They are more of a subtle cat flick which I think is better for someone with a smaller face and the arms of the glasses are gorgeous as they have a woven pattern on them. However the price tag is a little steep and really your only buying them for the name but I still love them so 8/10.

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Thanks again to Accessoryo for their amazing products! I have loved them so much!

Here's a link to all their cat eye sunglasses!

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Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Blog 10: How I tackle Ivy Park

If you don't know what Ivy Park is then you might as well move to a cave and live in the dark. Seriously, who hasn't heard of the greatest collection on earth? All worship Queen B! Everyone is going crazy for it and so obviously I had to get my hands on some of the pieces designed by BeyoncĂ© herself! Let's take it back to the beginning. The collection was released on 14th of April and demand was so high that topshop couldn't take any orders and the website broke. THIS IS HOW DESPERATE GIRLS GET! (I realise this has taken me a while to get a blog up about this but that's because of my poor money management and as I found out, £10 can only buy you the arm of the bodysuit.) The collection is mainly black, white and grey with some jumpers and tunics being pink and turquoise. The words on the clothing is IVY PARK or the number 4 (her fav number). She is really trying to inspire women to feel good about their own bodies. When I was choosing pieces for my blog I had to take into consideration price and style. Some things were really not my style (those sliders? No thanks) but I tried to venture outside my comfort zone to show you how I would tackle Ivy Park.

Outfit 1

Ivy park Topshop Bodysuit £30, New Look shorts £18, Adidas superstars £60

The bodysuit was a key item that I needed to get. She was wearing it in one of her promos and she looked fantastic. Apart from being a little expensive for a bodysuit, I also had the problem that the only size left online was an XXS which is about a 6 and I'm definitely not a 6. My body is very long so I get a slight wedgie but just noting, get your size. The material used is thick and structured and I really like the fabric as it pulls you in and up giving you curves. Overall rating? solid 8/10 only downside was price and sizing.

Outfit 2

Ivy Park Sports Bra £22, Ivy park shorts £16, Ivy park headband £8, Trainers (Ref: Blog 5)

This outfit actually makes me want to workout. Firstly the sports bra. Super stylish and slick and feels so nice. However its not very supportive. I have a large bust and I still need to hug my boobs when I run. But it is great for making you look great while you 'exercise'. Overall 7/10 because I love the design but its not really that functional. The shorts I choose in a pale pink to make it a bit different from the classic black and white of the collection. They fit perfectly and accentuate my bum which is always a benefit. Generally just love them so 10/10 from me. Lastly I just wanted to briefly comment on the headband. Honestly its too thick and with my thin hair, it takes up most of my head. Styling it was really hard because it also made my ears pop out which isn't flattering. And for £8? not worth it sorry 2/10 for the fact it looks cool.

 Overall I do love this collection because it looks so slick and makes me feel curvy and sassy. However from a practical point of view it's not that supportive but I would say you get amazing quality for your money!
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