Thursday, 27 December 2012

Metallic jeans

Whether glamming them up for a night out or rocking them for an edgy, cool daytime look, metallic jeans are a new wardrobe staple. So I've scoured the shops and the web for (in my opinion) some of the best high street pairs.
Silver (Silver) Only 32in Silver Metallic Saturn Skinny Jeans | 263283592 | New Look
Silver Metallic Saturn skinny jeans from New Look cost £20
Gold (Gold) Only Gold Metallic Saturn Skinny Jeans | 263283593 | New Look

Gold Metallic Saturn skinny jeans from New Look costing £20

Gold Metallic Super skinny jeans from River Island, £20

J Brand 801 metallic-coated mid-rise skinny jeans
801 Metallic coated mid rise skinny jeans was £260 now £182,  J Brand.

Sass & bide Super Base metallic scale-print skinny jeans
Super Base metallic scale-print skinny jeans, was £270 now £162, Sass & Bide

Silver metallic super skinny jeans, £21 Red Herring, Debenhams

Image 1 of ASOS Skinny Jeans in Petrol Blue Metallic Holographic Print
Skinny Jeans in petrol blue metallic holographic print, was £40 now £20, ASOS

Image 4 of 7 For All Mankind Liquid Metallic Skinny Jeans
7 For All Mankind Liquid Metallic Skinny Jeans, was £250 now £125

                                  BDG Teal Foil Ankle Cigarette Jeans, £30, Urban Outfitters

                                  BDG Silver Foil Ankle Cigarette Jeans, £30 Urban Outfitters

HUDSON JEANS Nico metallic skinny jeans

Nico Metallic Skinny jeans, £245, Hudson Jeans

BLONDE & BLONDE Foil Print Jeans
Blonde and Blonde foil print jeans, £15 Bank Fashion
gold metallic skinny jeans

Gold Metallic skinny jeans, £11.40 Jane Norman

Mirabelle Gold skinny Jeans, £28.99 
Gold Metallic Jeans
Gold Metallic Jeans, £8, Fashion Union 

Andi Cobalt Metallic Leopard Print Jeans
Andi Cobalt Metallic Leopard print jeans, £25,

Thanks for reading, A x

Matte black nails

Hiyaa hope you all have had a great christmas, one of my presents from my sister, she got Rimmel London Matte Finish top coat for nails.  I used it for the first time today and I love it. I decided to use black underneath so the matte finish will show up more. 

So I waited for this to dry and then used the matte top coat. It takes a little while to work once you've put it on your nails but I think the end product is really worth it, leaving you with really different, edgy looking nails!

What do you all think??

Thanks for reading, A x

Tuesday, 25 December 2012


Hello all,

so I'm sat in bed at 12:41 am writing this as I've just finished wrapping the last christmas present, cutting it a tiny bit fine! I hope you all have a lovely christmas and Santa brings you everything you want!

Also, I thought I'd let you all now madam here has got herself a job, she is now starting work at  Holland and  Barratt! Woo

Lots of love, A xox

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Elegant looking eyes :)

Fancy rocking your inner K-Stew minus the grumpiness? Well here's a few tips I've made on how to create the smoky brown eyes look she wears so well.

  • To create this look I tend to use a mixture of light, medium and dark brown or black eyeshadow shades in graduated tones. Dependent on your eye colour and skin tone, if you have a darker skin tone and darker eyes I think black shades work better whereas if like me you're quite fair and have lighter coloured eyes, perhaps try a brown shade as it won't look as harsh on your skin.
  • Apply the dark shade along your lash line or equally you could use an eyeliner to creater a bolder look, the medium shade on the crease, and a light shade up to the eyebrow bone but not beyond. Soften and blend the edges so all the colours blend within each other.
  •  To open up your eyes so that they appear livelier, place a dot of a light shadow in the inner corner of each eye. It'll also give the appearance of wider, more awake looking eyes. 
  • When creating the smoky eyes look you could trace the upper and lower lashes with a dark shadow then smudge with a blending brush. To optimize the look, this can also be done over eyeliner. In the photo above Kirsten Stewart opted for a blue eyeliner on her bottom lash line, drawing attention to her eyes

This will work really well for a night time looking, this Christmas time! 

Thanks for reading, A x

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Christmas Wish/Want list!

Every year I always tend to say the same thing to people when they ask me what I want for christmas, "I don't mind, anything.. whatever you pick will be nice" and anything else along those lines. However this year, I have changed, I now know exactly what I want and even provided people with the links to websites to get some presents. 

Santa, take note!!
Ahh how cool are matt nails, and to top this its also by Chanel, perfect!!
Revlon heat rollers, I think curly hair looks so pretty and glamorous

How cute is this bowler hat from Accessorize.  This is perfect when you want to rock your inner Millie Macintosh from Made In Chelsea.

I'd love Bobbi Brown in Red Carpet

 And pretty much anything from Topshop or Zara!
Thanks for reading, A x

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Nail Rock black and white stripey wraps

 NAIL ROCK Nail Wrap - Black and White Stripes
Hi you guys, hope you're all well,

I went out last night for a meal with three friends and I thought, I'd try some of the Nail Rock wraps for the occasion! I've used them once before so I remembered how to apply them. As they have strong adhesive backs it makes it easier to stick to the nails.

I rid my nails of old polish and filed and shaped them to the look I like. Then stuck the right shape nail wrap to my finger nail, pushing it down to make it set and stick.

Tucking the excess nail wrap underneath the nail, I then filed it off.

Et voila! the finished look

A x

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Urbanista hairbrush

Hey everyone, hope you're all well :)

I thought i'd do another quick blog post about Urbanista Ionic small barrel hairbrush, I use this regularly to get a full, blowdryed effect with my hair. 


One of my favourite things about using this as a barrel brush is that when using it with my hairdryer, if you direct the heat onto the brush, the colour of the brush turns white, so you know when its hot enough to use. Which I think is really unique, as not many other brushes on the market offer that. 

Thanks for reading, A x

Urbanista false eye lashes

Hiyaaa, hope you're all having a good week!

I got a new package from Urbanista recently, which is always very exciting! Upon the release of their new range of false eyelashes. I've only ever tried false eyelashes once, although I'm lucky enough to have quite long, dark eyelashes anyway, they made my lashes look super long and my eyes looked so cool! Underneath are two photos of the eyelashes from Urbanista, as you can see one pair are encrusted with blue,pink and silver diamantes and the other have a silver glitter line running along the top. Perfect for a dramatic night time look!

A x

Saturday, 17 November 2012

GOSH Primer

Hi everyone, hope you're all ok! Recently I bought myself a new primer, as mine was running out I thought I'd use it as a good time to try a new brand for a change. So I picked up GOSH's clear foundation primer. It   cost £13.99 and leaves you with a lovely, velvety soft face! I'd definitely recommend this primer as it is so light you forget its there, but it also lasts all day long too. 

As seen in the picture below, the primer is clear, but a similar cream one is available too.

A x

Friday, 2 November 2012

Urbanista nail files


Back in early July, I found out about Urbanista which is a really funky British beauty brand. They have lots of  really edgy looking, cool pieces which I'd love to share with you all! Right now I am using Urbanista nail files all the time. They are small so you can put one in your handbag and it won't take up lots of room. Also they are really fun, bold colours, so if you are like me, it makes it a lot easier to find in your bag! They are very thick and sturdy too so they won't bend or break when you are filing away. 

As you can see in the pictures above, they use very fun, vibrant colours. I also like the names they give their products, like these nail files are called The (N) Case Files.

A x

Spitalfields Market

A few months back, I went to London for the day. Everytime I go to London I try and do something different each time, as it's such a big and diverse city you'll never get to see everything so instead of traipsing around the shops I went towards Brick Lane for a change and went to Spitalfields Market. Which I now love, it has such a good selection of clothes, jewellery and lots of different foods, there really is something for everyone. I have a really big thing for jewellery right now, especially rings, and I found a ring for £2 which I really love. I wear it most days and its such a nice colour! 

Still can't believe this was £2, that's cheaper than Primark!

A x

Lip wraps

Recently I thought I'd have a go at trying the lip wraps you can buy. As I've used the nail wraps before I thought how hard can this be, so I picked up some different designs of the Violent Lips design.

I got the red leopard print design, which I thought looked really cool and interesting. I also got The Gold Glitterati;

I think all of the Violent Lips wraps are really edgy and perfect for a night out! To put them on, follow these simple instructions:

First of all, you will need a pair of scissors, a mirror, cotton pads or cotton balls, water and some Violent Lips transfers.

Also there is a slight difference to the technique you apply the normal collection compared to the new Glitterati collection is that it is suggested that you should apply the Glitterati transfer with an open mouthed expression like in an "oh" shape. 

Ok, so firstly remove the lip transfer from its stencil. Line up the centre of the transfer to the top of your cupid's bow and measure the width and depth of your lips whilst your mouth is open to an "oh" shape. 

Cut the transfer to your measurements, there are lines on the back of the transfers to make it easier. 

Peel the plastic film off of the back of the transfer and stick to your lips making sure to keep them in the same open mouthed expression. Soak a cotton pad/ball or flannel in water and hold it over the top of the paper backing of the transfer. 

Once the transfer is stuck on, wait five or so minutes before applying anything to your lips or having any food or drink. 

Me using the Red leopard print transfer

Thanks for reading!

A x 

Halloween nails

Hello everyone!

In celebration of Halloween this year I thought I'd try something a bit different and continue the theme onto my finger nails. I tried to do a Frankenstein style look as you will see!

I used a base coat, a green nail varnish for the colour, a black nail art pen and a white nail art pen. I used Collection 2000's Hot Looks Fast Dry 59 called Look At Me for the base colour for the nails. 

I used a black nail art pen I got in a set from the Ideal Home exhibition, similar ones are also available from Models Own, or nail art sets are available for a reasonable price on eBay or Amazon.
I also used a white nail art pen which I got from Models Own and it costs around £6 but I was lucky to get it when I still worked in Boots and had the discount!
For the base coat and the top coat, I used Miss Sporty's base coat, as it'll stop the colour from seeping into the nail and also give it a smooth shine once done.

This is the second coat of Collection 2000 Look At Me nail polish. As you can see on the thumb nail I have started the hair design so it'll look like little Frankensteins ha!

I used the black nail art pen to do the hair and mouth. I used the nib end rather than the striper section. For the hair I emulated a zig zag pattern to look like hair. and for the mouth I drew a line near the end of the nail and smaller vertical lines going through it. 

I then used the white nail art pen to do white dots in the beneath the hair and above the smile to look like eyes. I then did two smaller black dots in the white dots to make them look more eye like. Underneath this i also drew smaller black dots to look like nostrils. 

The finished look!

Hope you liked it :) 

A x

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Miners lip gloss exclusive!

Hello everyone, as you may know I am signed up to the database for Miners Cosmetics, so I receive any of their latest products and test it out for you all. On Thursday I got some of their new lipglosses in the post which was very exciting!

The range is called Cocktail Kiss Lipgloss and they are currently exclusive to Harrods but will be up for general launch in mid November. Its called Cocktail Kiss Lipgloss as they are based on some actual cocktail recipes.

This lipgloss is called Mudslide and as you can see in the photo it  contains lots of different  brown colours,  perfect for people with olive skin tones. I think this lipgloss is nice and comes out quite thick so only a smaller amount is needed for an even coverage. It smells like cocoa butter too!
This is based on the cocktail Mudslide. To make the cocktail mudslide you will need:
Mudslide;25ml Baileys
25ml Khalua/ Tia Maria
25ml Vodka
25ml Double Cream
Thick Chocolate Syrup

Place your serving glass in a freezer for a few minutes or so before hand to ensure it is cold enough to decorate. Swirl the chocolate syrup around the inside of the glass (like the effect in the lipgloss tube!) The pour in the Khalua or Tia Maria before filling the glass to the top with crushed ice. Pour in the cream, baileys and then finally the vodka. You could add some chocolate shavings on the top too. 

This Lipgloss is called Flirtini like the previous Lipgloss this one contains different  swirls of pink shades. Which I really like as it'll create a slightly different colour look everytime. I really liked this lipgloss as I think it worked with my fair skin tone well, provided an even coverage which could be used day or night and it was really sweet smelling as well.

Flirtini cocktail;
25ml raspberry vodka
15ml chambord
25ml cranberry juice
A squeeze of a lemon
50ml champagne

Pour all the ingredients  into a cocktail shaker apart from the champagne. Add ice to the shaker and shake well for twenty  seconds. Strain into a martini glass, making sure no broken ice gets into the glass, then finally top with the champagne and its ready to serve, enjoy!
This lipgloss is called Manhattan, similar to the lipgloss above yet is a darker pink colour . It has swirls of red, pinks, and  small bits of purple entwined into it giving it a great colour, and even coverage. Likewise to the other lipglosses this one I think smells really nice too, and tastes nice if like me you lick your lips whilst wearing lipgloss and swallow some ha!

To make the Miners Manhattan style cocktail you will need:

50ml whiskey
20ml Sweet vermouth
3 to 6 drops of bitters
1 maraschino cherry with the stem (optional)

Firstly pour the whiskey, vermouth and bitters into a mixing glass also filled with ice and stir gently without bruising the spirits, for approximately three minutes. Strain into a martini glass and drop the cherry in if you wish. enjoy!  
Hope you enjoyed my post!

A x