Do you know what you’re going as for Halloween yet? Eek, I don’t! For the first time in years, I’m not ahead of the game with this stuff – I’ve just had loads else on my mind! No matter what I end up going as, I don’t think I will be able to recreate a look quite as good as this. Sarah from Candy Hearts Make Up & Hair in Liverpool is doing different looks for Halloween this year – and I was lucky enough to be her model!
I absolutely love getting my hair blown out, so when I was invited by Rush Hair to celebrate their Kilburn salon opening, I jumped at the opportunity. I can never quite achieve the same results at home even if I try, so I always love the experience of a blow dry from a pro.
Camden has been my favorite haunt in London (in fact, in the whole UK) for quite some time now, so when I decided to collaborate with Pia Meads Photography for some Outfit Of The Day posts, I was over the moon that she suggested we shoot in this awesome, eclectic location. I feel like it fits the vibe I’m trying to portray perfectly; merging style with music and highlighting fashion with an edge. I love gigs, and dressing up for them, so I’ll be running a mini-series from the shoot with that kind of theme in mind. It’s basically the only time I feel like I have dressing appropriately down!
Relax! I’ve not got into the world of cosmetic surgery. I’m not judging those who do (although I personally feel there’s often an underlying issue when it’s being overused…) but I know that with my good complexion and youthful skin, I don’t need a real facelift just yet. Don’t panic, mum! However, I do have dreadful bags under my eyes, and I am prone to redness (I’m super pale!), so when I was invited to experience a non-surgical facelift at Elysia Health & Beauty in Tansor near Peterborough, I jumped at the chance.
I’ve been somewhat ‘alternative’ I suppose you could say since I was about thirteen, which now I guess is practically half my life. It makes me cringe a little to say that, to bang on about ‘alt’ stuff, but to be honest – it’s true. Whilst I’m much too old to concern myself with how ‘mainstream’ the things I enjoy are, I would say I tend to have a bias towards fashion, music, people and style that’s a bit quirky, edgy or different. Or at least by the standards that exist in a lot of the world! I was invited by JawbreakerLDN to LondonEdge, the alternative fashion showcase, and it really made me feel proud of the lifestyle I tend to surround myself with, meeting such awesome and creative individuals.
I feel like I’m in one of those confession boxes my Catholic friends used to have to visit when we were younger. As a blogger, I feel like you’re supposed to know everything about beauty, even when it’s not really your niche. “Oh yes!”, I’m supposed to nod “The MAC collection really is fantastic for people with that skin tone, but Benefit is far better for mine!”. Or something. (Am I even doing that right?). For all my sins, I’ll be honest: when it comes to most things beauty, I’ve always been a little… clueless. However, it’s not that I haven’t taken an interest, and so I’ve vowed that in 2015, it’s the year I’m finally going to educate myself.
So this post really isn’t going to be for everyone, but I’ve been super into getting my nails done this year! I get gel extensions & infills, just from wherever’s cheapest, and they always last me FOREVER. I haven’t gone anywhere near as often as you’re meant to (oops!) – it’s becoming quite costly as it is – but I always try to keep them looking as cute as possible. Now that I’ve just had what I assume will be my last ones until my ‘New Year’ ones (whatever they will be…!), I’ve collated a little round up of some of my faves, and some of the best ways I’ve worn them…
I did Literature at University, but that sadly doesn’t mean I’m knowledgeable about all things literary! I love reading, however, and some of the things I’ve studied have inevitably become my faves. A while ago, my friends from home back in the North West invited me to go see my absolute most treasured play of all time, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, in Manchester, and I really, really could not resist.