Monday, 22 August 2011
Harrold's book focuses on self belief, of which confidence is a factor, full of encouragement, activities to change your beliefs and very inspiring stories! McKenna's is much broader and more about changing your life as a whole however that of course adds to confidence! So two very recommended reads there! :)
Friday, 19 August 2011
Also lots of lovely presents from mum-several DVDs, some Eco brushes, eyeliner, hair grips and lots of books including Qi books, Gok Wan through thick and thin, Eat, Pray, Love, dress up your cupcakes and several other craft books, a massive set of novels inc. some novels on Cupcakes! ;) Expect lots of reviews coming soon as well, as some catch up posts and pictures! :)
Sunday, 14 August 2011
This show really epitomises my love of fashion as it shows trends on different sized models, with different body shapes and takes on the trend in a more wearable style than many of the couture fashion shows. Plus all clothes are high street therefore affordable!!! Yay to that! ;) I'm a complete shopping addict with four wardrobes bursting to breaking point however I know the second I see the A/W11 trends in Look I wont be able to resist a few more essentials! (especially now the oppressiveness of school uniforms are over!! haha! ;P)
I really enjoy looking at the fashion trends however my own focus is on style and what suits my body shape. I'm interested in becoming a image consultant and always love helping friends and family pick out key pieces for their body shape, plus I love the way everyone always comes to me for fashion advice and a trend report! haha XD I think that Look magazines really encapsulates that mentality and isn't just another magazine encouraging stick thin models, throw away fashion and unaffordable buys! This is one of the many reasons I'm so excited about this particular show!
I also really enjoying looking at the trends to see what make-up, hair and nails compliment them. I have recently trained as a make-up artist fuelled by my love of fashion so its really interesting seeing how make-up transcends from the catwalk (and films and media), to celebrities, to the everyday etc. Make-up can be so free and creative, fuelled by the slightest bit of inspiration. I also try to work out what trends will be in for the next season as this will help me in the future with my career! haha- and I haven't been too bad with my guesses so far (bet I've jinxed it now! haha)!! ;) The fact that I'm a trained make-up artist could give me a different viewpoint to the interpretation of the show then some of the other bloggers' perhaps.
In the future I want to develop these make-up skills and follow a creative career path; next year I have a place to study for a degree in fashion promotion with media.
Friday, 12 August 2011
They don't have a picture of the dress I bought so I will post it later, possibly once I'm back from Royston-shopping again! whats a girl to do?!
Here's a link to their fb page in the mean time... http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=106038559899#!/group.php?gid=106038559899 ... I love that green dress on the right <3
Thursday, 11 August 2011
Majorly excited for LFW A/W11 :) however in the mean time while looking for a dress for my birthday over the last two days I have been enjoying all the lovely sales. Went to tk maxx yesterday and got a lovely dress for £12 from £35 which isnt too.bad! ;) however it will need some slight adjustments and it may be slightly to 'summer do' rather than bday...so still not sure what Im going to wear! I also hit the lovely evans/dp/boots (source shower gel for a £1 wooop ;) haha) on the cambridge retail park! And I visited a.local shop in meldreth for the first time selling 'high street clothes at factory prices' and got a amazing dress which I will wear on my bday day me thinks :D. Im a total convert to the shop and will be back!! Haha! Links and pics to follow...
Tuesday, 9 August 2011
hhmmm... good look?
harry potter inspired? ;)
based on the Skinny models?...
that's a no from me...
|My graphic eyes with a 20's Spin|
|Graphic eyes with a futuristic spin|
(for my final look)
Rust eyes and contoured cheeks
For this I used two bags of redcurrants, whole packet of quorn chicken pieces, one packet of puff pastry and a whole Camembert!!! oh and half an onion and the teeniest amount of cream...
|Add a little bit of sugar to the Recurrants|
|Quorn and Onion on the left...|
|finished (and half eaten!) pie|
|Cut Duvet (etc) to size and sew up all loose edges...|
|Arrange the Duvet in the cloth so you know how it will fit, you can double it up to make it thicker...|
|Remember to leave a gap to remove filling to wash and attach (strong!) poppers|
|Popper up and your finished|
|One happy, messy customer! :)|
Monday, 8 August 2011
I'll post a review once I've received them! wish me luck...