Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Hi everyone.
Sadly, I've decided to stop posting now. I've grown out of the beauty scene, and I realised that I don't have anything valuable to contribute to the beauty sphere anymore.
I enjoyed writing this blog, and thank you to all those who read it. I'll be keeping it up, purely for the LOL's.


Monday, 11 April 2011

Sparkly Bites: Penchant for High Button Up Shirts

Since I'm a geek, I might as well embrace it, eh?
It's so Carey Mulligan it hurts, but I'm officially converted. Finally! A trend I'm not ashamed to have succumbed to.

I'm still proud, however, for not purchasing a poncho when 95% of the female population was sporting them back in the good days of 2k3. What a poisonous garment that was!

Saturday, 26 March 2011

What Up? (8.0)

Spot the difference?

Sorry about my lack of posts lately. I guess I've been busy - doing what, I'm not sure.
  • I've really got into the Tumblr hype. Sadly, I will never show anyone my Tumblr, because it would be far too mortifying - I guess some things are better kept underwraps.
  • Loving the fact that I wake up to daylight, rather than pitch darkness as was custom during the winter season. The practically summer-esque weather went down a storm as well.
  • I've got stuck in a bit of a make-up rut. No longer am I trying out different combinations, plastering all sorts of colours all over my face and following the latest trends. Basically, if its not neutral, I'm not interested. I've always blasted those who rest cosily in the safe-zone...pot/kettle - ya get the idea.
  • I also need to change shampoo.
  • I think I've decided - I'm a black woman trapped in a white woman's body.
  • And I have to go to work now, so BYE.

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Primark Purchases!

Oh, I do love you Primark...
Found this shirt by a complete fluke, but as soon as I saw it, I was just like "I'm gettin' it!". Thus, I did.

Awwww...they're soldiers!SOLDIERS!

This is a really cute dress, and it looks amazing on. It's really short though, which is no problem for me!

This shirt is so 'grandma chic'! I've wanted a shirt like this for ages, I'm a happy bunny.

I'm really happy with all my buys! Primark is my new love...

Monday, 28 February 2011

The Oscars 2011 Outfit Review

It's here, it happened! Sadly, I didn't get to watch the best ceremony ever, as I was far too tired to stay up till 5am in the morning. But catching up on the outfits, I can tell it was a star-studded, amazing night.
Here's my picks :)

The winners:I loved Reese Witherspoon's simple 60's get-up.Not the most classic dress, but I do think Scarlett Johansson looks hot!The matte dress makes a comeback, here worn by Jennifer Lawrence. It's easy to impress me. Really, just wear any sort of cream colour. Halle Berry knew what she was doing, obviously.
Mila Kunis looks so stunning and erethral in this dress.Hailee Steinfield made her first ever strut down the Red Carpet, but she looked like a princess doing it.
Not many people could handle such a short hemline for the Oscars (even if it was only the Vanity Fair after-party). Nonetheless, I think Taylor Swift looked divine.
This is the epitome of class. I love it, Kate Beckinsale!
Magpies had a field day with this amazing creation. For me, the best of Anne Hathaway's numerous costume changes.


Cate Blanchett proves that as far as originalty, grace and beauty is concerned, she still comes up trumps. YES, Cate!

The Losers:
Sharon Stone! That dress?! That make-up?! You disgrace me!
Melissa Leo may have walked away an Oscar in hand, but she won't be getting a nod from me for this downright awkward choice.
Since when has Jennifer Hudson been this skinny? I don't like it one bit. And the dress is a no-no also...
Marisa Tomei looks frumpy and drowned in fabric thanks to this uncouth garment.
I'm not sure who exactly Cody Horn is, but she's not gaining any recognition in my style books!
It's ok Cameron Diaz, a lot of people don't like to admit they're blatantly over the hill! Yes, that was mean, but so is this shiny, leopard print, paaaainfully short dress.

Who shone at the Oscars for you?

Monday, 21 February 2011

My New Brogues

I've been stuck wearing my River Island Male Section boots the whole winter, and while I do love them, I feel like it's time to switch to something a little bit more light. So when I saw that brogues were now the new 'in' thing, I instantly snapped some up.

I found these on the New Look website, but I wasn't sure. Were they gonna look 'legit'? Feeling somewhat confident and wanting to spend some of my hard-earned cash, I took the plunge. And heeeere they are!
Aren't they beautiful?
These will take me through spring nicely. They're a bit small, but I'm sure I'll wear them in. Plus, the lining is floral and adorable! SO CUSHE!
The New Look website ordering and delivery was a breeze as well.

What shoes willbe taking you through spring?

Saturday, 19 February 2011

What Up? (7.0)

  • Work is much more enjoyable now, which is a good thing. The 7am Sunday starts aren't ideal, but I'd do it all for Ron McDon.
Worst children's mascot, like, ever?
  • I re-did my blog design - dunno if you've noticed! I actually love it, so I'd love to know what you guys think. My mum only had one question : "Why poo?"
  • It's half term, which means lie-ins, the chance to watch more movies, but also having to do a LOT of schoolwork. It's a gift and a curse.
  • I'm just getting over one of my dreadful colds. I hate to sound like a self-pitying moaner, but my colds are probably the worst colds ever. Next time you have a sniffle, DON'T GO TELLING ME YOU HAVE A COLD.
  • Who's this Jessie J? I'm not a fan. At all.

Well, I best be off. Hope you've all had a good week.

Friday, 18 February 2011

The Baftas 2011 Outfit Review

It was a star-studded red carpet, and some people looked hot AS! Here's my best, and worst picks of the ceremony that's one notch beneath my favourite movie event of the year!

This dress cute, and the colour completely suits Jessica Alba.Wow, Gemma Arterton looks hot. I love the simplicity of this dress.
I never thought redheads could work nudes this well. But Amy Adams, you proved me wrong.That's it! Cheryl can go home, Kimberley Walsh will always be the hottest Girl Aloud.
I really can't make my mind up about this dress, but considering Rosamund Pike looks marvellous wearing it, it gets into my prestigious 'Best' category.
Where's Rachel Stevens been hiding? This dress, however, makes the perfect comeback.
Oh, I just love Miranda Richardson. This is an age-perfect, classy dress. She looks like a queen!

Sorry Sarah Harding, but this is nothing but tacky.Are they roses printed on that uber-pink monstrosity? No, Thandie Newton, just no.I like Emma Watson's style normally, but this don't float my boat.Oh no. This is the second time Julianne Moore's failed in my eyes, The velvet...I might just stomach. But the pasty face+gothic eyes+red lip scenario? I just can't forgive.
Too white, too shiny, too mutton, too lamb. That's Annette Benning told.

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Romantic Movies Galore!

Yes, I know Valentine's was on Monday, but I'm taking the 'muso' high road, and taking the "only a Hallmark holiday anyway/ we should celebrate the people we love everyday/I'm single and grumpy" excuse.
But, I do love my Romantic movies. So without furhter ado: some of my most favourite romantic movies/moments ever.

The Notebook
"So it's not gonna be easy. It's gonna be really hard. We're gonna have to work at this every day, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, for ever, you and me, every day."

"If you're a bird, I'm a bird."

"If you kill him, you'll have to kill me too."

"I'd rather die tomorrow than live a hundred years without knowing you.

New York, New York
"Will you marry me? Will you marry me? I love you. Will you marry me? I don't want anybody else to be with you. I don't want anybody else. I want to be with you, do you understand? I don't want anybody else to be with you except me. I love you. I love you. Look at me. I love you."

"Loretta, I love you. Not like they told you love is, and I didn't know this either, but love don't make things nice - it ruins everything. It breaks your heart. It makes things a mess. We aren't here to make things perfect. The snowflakes are perfect. The stars are perfect. Not us. Not us! We are here to ruin ourselves and to break our hearts and love the wrong people and *die*. The storybooks are *bullshit*. Now I want you to come upstairs with me and *get* in my bed!"

The Way We Were
"When you love someone, from Roosevelt to me, you go deaf, dumb and blind."

"You think you're easy? Compared to what, the Hundred Years' War?

Bridges of Madison County
"I was acting like another woman, yet I was more myself than ever before."

"I don't want to need you, 'cause I can't have you."

Forrest Gump
"I'm not a smart man... but I know what love is."

You're my girl!"

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
"Some things last."

-You're so young.
-Only on the outside.

"You're... You're God's answer to Job. You would have ended all argument between them. He'd have said "I do a lot of terrible things. But I can also make one of these." And Job would have said, "OK, you win."