Tuesday, 28 October 2014

CHRISTMAS AT IKEA.

It was J's mums birthday last weekend, so her and I went on a little day trip to some awesome shops. We stopped off at Ikea to have some breakfast and decided to have a little look around. 
If you know me, you know I love Christmas, I live and breathe Christmas, it's all I think about, all year! So when I saw that they had their Xmas decorations out and displayed, I was over the moon. There was so much more, but here are a few of my favourite photos. 




Monday, 27 October 2014

A YEAR AGO.

I was looking through my old photos on my laptop, and came across these beauties. These photos with my brother were taken when I was just moving to Belgium. We had a little road trip through all these amazing countries, so obviously, photos were taken. I found them and smiled so thought I should share them on my blog.

The daily driving really took its toll on me so you'll have to excuse my tired, bare, face.




Sunday, 26 October 2014

SUNSET PARADISE.

Sunsets are my weakness. Whenever I see them, I melt.

I'll let the picture speak for itself.


Saturday, 25 October 2014

LONDON FEET.



There's nothing I love more than a new pair of boots. Winter is definitely my favourite season in terms of fashion. Layering clothes and investing in a new pair of winter boots, brings me great joy.

Whilst looking through the H&M website, I came across these perfect boots that got me super excited. The very next day, I headed into town to H&M and bought them straight away.

I don't know why, but I feel very "Londony" when I wear these. I love that they're very "out there" and they've been making my outfits look 100 times better. They've only been in my life a week, and I love them already.

If you're interested in bagging these yourself, then head to an H&M shop as soon as possible. I don't think they've been on the shelves too long, but at only 30euros, I doubt they'll be in stock for that much longer, so go go go!










Friday, 24 October 2014

HAPPY HALLOWEEN.

Halloween is probably my second favourite holiday. I love watching horror movies, I love dressing up and making myself look absolutely terrifying, and of course, I love partying.

Last year my Halloween sucked, and by sucked, I mean it really did suck! I didn't end up doing anything! I remember standing in the train station at 6pm, watching loads of people all getting excited to go to their Halloween parties, and a lot of them were already dressed up! I tried desperately hard to go to some sort of party but nothing was going on. This year, it's different!

Thankfully, the other night I heard about a pre-Halloween party, and that if you were dressed up, you got free entrance. Dressing up AND free entrance?! My type of party. It was extremely last minute so the only costume I could find and think of was a "dead fortune teller". If I'm honest, it was definitely more of an attractive than scary costume, but I had absolutely no time to prepare and I don't have any costumes lying around. Needless to say, it was very clear that I was dressed up, so no harm done.

The party was pretty good, it was underground and everyone had made a real effort, apart from this one guy who literally came in a cardboard box and called himself a present. I did find it quite amusing, I have to say.

But then something even better happened. I was told that on the 31st, J's aunt is having a party and everyone has to dress up! Now I have a solid week to prepare and last night I was searching the internet and racking my brain, trying to come up with the ultimate costume. And I found it...

Demented, demon, dead Alice in Wonderland!

I seriously can't wait. My friend and I are going into town on Monday to get everything we need.

So seeing as by the end of the month I will have dressed up twice for Halloween, I decided it would be a good idea to do a couple of blog posts on my outfit and makeup, I don't know, maybe it will serve as a little inspiration for some of you out there who can't decide what to dress up as.

The "tutorials" lets say will be going up sometime next week. My roommates are all leaving for the holidays today so I prefer to wait until everyone is gone, so that no one ends up knocking on my door and I have to answer it whilst looking like I've just come from Hell.

I'm also doing J's and his little brother's Halloween makeup (a skeleton and a zombie) so I might try it out on myself so I have an idea of what to do, and if it's any good I'll add in that "tutorial" for you all too. So keep your eyes peeled my lovelies!

Off to dream about traumatising little kids in my Alice in Wonderland costume...ahhh...

Props to my brother for his awesome pumpkin. 

Thursday, 25 September 2014

BLING IT ON FEATHER NAIL VARNISH.





About a year ago I became obsessed with feather effect nail varnish, and I was lucky enough to receive this great feather effect nail kit for Christmas - Bling it on feathers, Nails inc London. For some reason I've only just used it today, so I thought I'd share my thoughts about it with you all.

It comes in a pack with 2 different types of feather effects, a grey/brown nail varnish, a clear topcoat and a little brush. All you do is paint your nails one at a time with the nail varnish, and then dip it into the "feathers" whilst the nail varnish is still wet, pat the nail and feathers down and then brush away any excess, you then finish off by applying the top coat.



I found it really easy to do, which surprised me because I thought it looked a bit tricky. It does get quite messy so I would definitely recommend doing it over a towel or something, because I'm currently sitting here typing this whilst covered in glitter and "feathers".

As for the finished look, it doesn't look exactly like on the pack but maybe that's just because it's my first time doing it and I need a little more practice. The only thing I could complain about is the fact that even after applying the top coat, my nails aren't smooth in the slightest and they feel quite gritty and have been catching on my clothes, so hopefully another couple of top coats will get rid of that.

I think it definitely looks great although I would recommend going for this nail look when you're going on a night out or something because it is quite extravagant. The "feathers" will last me a while I think because there are two little bottles of them and even after one application the bottle I used still looks full, just be sure to put the remaining "feathers" back into the bottle.

After having used other nail varnishes that give you an instant feather effect, I think this is definitely the trickier option, so this may not be the right nail kit for the people who are lazy with their nails.




Have you ever tried this kit? What did you think of it?

Toodles!
Gx

Thursday, 18 September 2014

CARING FOR YOUR HAIR: HOMEMADE HAIR MASKS.



As I've mentioned in some of my previous posts, applying hair masks every now and then is a definite must in having healthy hair, I personally do it all the time and it's one of my favourite things to do. I used to spend quite a bit of money on professional hair masks from supermarkets, and while they did make my hair feel super soft, I've opted for something more natural.

Homemade hair masks are really fun to do and come out cheaper in the long run. There's just something more comforting about putting natural ingredients on your hair, rather than product from a pretty looking tub you found in the supermarket, full of ingredients you've never heard of.

I've looked up quite a few homemade hair masks in my time, and there are so many I would never be able to type them all out, so I'll just share with you a few of my favourite ones that I myself have tried.

Obviously number one is coconut oil. It's natural, it's one of the best natural oils for your hair, it's perfect.

Number two is avocado, honey and olive oil. It can get extremely messy and you do have to make sure to really mash up the avocado so you don't have the off bit of it slithering down the back of your neck. I made this one a couple of years ago now and I really loved it, I left it on for about an hour before rinsing and washing my hair as usual, and my hair was silky smooth. I haven't done it recently because my go-to has been coconut oil, but I'm sure that once I run out, I'll be using it again.

Number three is avocado and egg yolk. Again, this can get very messy so I would suggest walking around with a towel around your neck. Just like the other hair masks, I absolutely loved this one, I left it on for an hour or two and then rinsed and washed as usual. Your hair feels super healthy, thicker and shinier afterwards.

I definitely think that there are a lot of benefits to homemade masks and in the long run they can change your hair dramatically, so give them a try and let me know in the comments what you think!

Toodles!
Gx