Monday, 5 May 2014

Audrey Hepburn: A Fashion Icon

Yesterday marked what would have been Audrey Hepburn's 85th birthday. If you wasn't aware then you probably did see Google celebrating it on their homepage all day and I must admit it made me smile because things like that always do. I thought the Google thing was extraordinary - this woman has given so much to the entertainment and fashion world, she has also encouraged girls for years to step out of their comfort zones and is still inspiring them today... I'm very glad that Google decided they wanted to commemorate her. I'm not lying when I say that this lady has always been one of my greatest 'classic' style icons. She was an amazing woman who could pull off pretty much any chic, feminine look that she set her mind to, and she wasn't even afraid to wear the trousers from time to time! You could tell that she didn't take life too seriously, but still wanted to make the most out of things... and I think that reflects in her wardrobe choices. My favourite quote of hers is "Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible' "... so thank you Audrey for giving your talent, knowledge and incredible fashion sense to the world. We will always admire you xx










 

Saturday, 3 May 2014

My May Wishlist



                  


Recently I've noticed that I'm constantly on the look out for new things that are completely edgy and different. I have been trying to experiment with my style a lot and have found that now that the summer months are round the corner, I want that extra pop of bold colour whether it's my makeup, my hair colour or even my fashion choices. Whenever I see a ray of sunshine it instantly puts me in a much better mood (I think I have that strange weather disorder called 'SAD' and I'm not even kidding)... therefore exploring the different, quirky products or clothes that are brought out is extremely fun (especially with your girlfriends). 

 Bubblegum Lip Scrub, LUSH
I was in Maidstone the other day and went into LUSH (you know that shop that gives you such a headache but leaves you feeling squeaky clean all the same?) and saw this great product that everyone has been raving about. It's called the 'Bubblegum Lip Scrub' and costs £5.50 in stores and online. Now I know that you're all thinking that forking out £5.50 is quite expensive for a small pot but I've never seen something so perfect in all my life. This lip scrub is like no other... it buffs and exfoliates whilst having an amazing bubblegum taste that won't upset you if you have a sweet tooth like me. A perfect item in anyone's collection for a yummy pout!
Crazy Color in Sky Blue - £4.99


Although I promised myself that I wouldn't be going down the long, treacherous road of dying my hair an unnatural colour again... I have slowly started to change my mind. I will NOT be changing my entire hair colour to blue, however after watching several Youtube tutorials and reading up on some guidelines, I am well and truly looking forward to dip dying my ends for the festival season. I've used Crazy Color before and it's most effective on hair that has been previously bleached or 'pre-lightened' but is still effective if you want a more subtle look. For this I will indeed have to bleach the ends of my hair to a dangerous white-ish colour. I will then have to use a toner on the blonde parts so the blue can go on easily without it turning a horrible green colour (which is not the colour I am hoping to achieve...maybe next time though you never know!) I haven't seen Crazy Color in retail stores but I know their range of funky-punky colours are available to buy pretty much anywhere online - Amazon, eBay, hairdresser suppliers, you name it! 

'Aquarium Nail Effects by Barry M - £3.99



The latest Aquarium collection by Barry M always catches my eye whenever I'm out in the nail polish aisles, and this blue nail lacquer needs to be added to my nail varnish draw as soon as possible. It apparently gives your nails an awesome 'under the sea effect' as if you were a mermaid (cute!) and costs £3.99 online or in most beauty stores like Boots and Superdrug. This is definitely a must-have on my May wishlist!
                                                                               




Did I mention that I'm loving the colour blue right now? This lipstick hue is unlike anything I've ever seen available to purchase before... IT'S BLUE! Yes I get excited about things like this. It's part of the MAC Lustre range and this particular shade is named 'Blast O Blue'. After searching for this lipstick online for a while it occured to me that this may have been a limited edition because the MAC website itself doesn't list it anymore, although I have seen a few of these listed on eBay so if you are extremely keen on getting your unique little hands on this then you'll have to do a bit of extreme, crazy lipstick lady searching!  








'Rimmel Scandaleyes Shadow Stick' - £4.49
And lastly the Rimmel Scandaleyes Shadow Stick comes in a variety of eleven bright/nude shades. The creamy consistency means it will be easy to apply and doesn't fade easily. It costs £4.49 online and in stores, and would work well as an eye-catching feline eye on the lids as part of a casual outfit, or for a more striking look when going out in the evening. If you have any of these products then please tell me what you thought of them in the comments section below... I'd love to hear what you have to say about them! If not then what's on your current wishlist? Happy online shopping everyone! xx