Hi my lovelies,Omigosh I am loving this late summer we are being blessed with in London at the moment. It’s warmer and sunnier than it’s been all actual summer! Check out a recent NOTD:
This is OPI’s ‘Love is a Racket’ This nail polish was released back in August as part of the Glam Slam USA duo by Serena Williams. Glam Slam! U.S. featured a duo-pack with two high-shine shades: shimmering red, Love is a Racket, and glittering bronze, Pros & Bronze. Applied smoothly, this was three coats. It’s quite a bright red with a high shimmer (not glitter) factor. It reminds me a bit of that shiny red cellophane paper you get around Christmas time!
Beautiful hands right? It’s because they aren’t mine! They are my friends hands haha…I reckon she should be a hand/nail model ;) Woop woop for it being Friday!! Cheers to the freaking weekend; I’ll drink to that ;)
For the last few weeks I have been following Britain & Irelands’s Next Top Model. Yes I am a real sucker for shows like this; just love it! Nothing beats talk like ‘Smizing’ and ‘Tyra Mail’ or in the UK series ‘Elle Mail’ because it’s hosted by the stunning Elle MacPherson. On Monday night it was the long awaited final and me and my new flattie were on the couches at home with a cuppa dying to find out who’d take the title this season! And I am soooo happy that my favourite Jade Thompson won Britain & Ireland’s Next Top Model over fellow finalist Juste Juozapaityte!
Here they are (Jade on the right) waiting to be told the winner….(such tension hehe)!
B&INTM host and judge Elle MacPherson said of Jade’s look: ‘This show is about finding a special kind of beauty. A unique modern kind of beauty… and that is what Jade is.’
I think Jade looked UH-mazing in these beauty beach shots taken in one of the challenges in the show. A perfect combination of sexy and cute!
And fellow judge Grace Woodward, who is known for her high standards and catty comments, said: ‘Jade is like her name, she’s a rare and precious stone we’ve found in the rough.’
Her freckles are too cute!!
Thompson’s prize included a prize with model agency Models 1, a six-page fashion editorial, a cover spread with Company magazine and a £100,000 cosmetics contract with Revlon. Lucky girl. I hope she’ll do well in the modelling world because I think this girl actually has a special and unique look :)
And being Wednesday will round this post up with a little inspiration..
A few month’s ago I saw this advert on TV for the product ‘Goody Spin Pins’ and I was instantly intrigued and knew I just HAD to get myself some of these pins. They said ‘now available at Boots’ so the next day I rushed myself to my local Boots store, but no luck :( Over the next few weeks, every time I was near a Boots store I would go in full with excitement only to be disappointed….I couldn’t find them anywhere! Turns out I wasn’t the only girl who had been intrigued by this advert because the Goody Spin Pins were pretty much sold out everywhere in the UK.
So yes after a few weeks of searching the excitement eventually wore off and I’d pretty much forgot all about them until I actually spotted some in Boots accidentally few months later! There they were the Spin Pins right in front of me for only £4.99…..and so the love affair with these pins began ;)
Now some of you might be thinking, what on earth is she going on about?! Well let me tell you about these brilliant pins. Would you like to create simple messy bun’s like this but have always found it too tricky to do?
Well than the Goody Pin Spins are the answers to your prayers!! It’s super easy to twist and style with the Simple Styles Spin Pins. They come in a pack of two (available in shades blonde and brunette) and each pin has the equivalent hold of 20 bobby pins!
These are the Blonde ones! All you need to do is wrap hair around itself into a top knot, bun or romantic side bun. Then simply twist the Spin Pin through the bun to insert, and untwist to remove. It glides smoothly in and out of hair, without snagging or tangling thanks to the double dipped ends. A compact six-layer coil design with the hold of 20 bobby pins, smaller than a lipstick it fits perfectly into make up bags. The flexible tension spiral moves smoothly through all hair types. The Spin Pin adjusts in size for optimum hold in fine to super-thick, straight or curly hair to create free-floating suspension.
Here are the instructions provided on the back of the packet!
I am seriously in love with these pins and have been telling all my friends about them. It’s such a brilliant concept and it works with thin or thick hair and you’ll be amazed how only two pins can hold the bun so tightly all day long! Here is another look I created using the pins..
And to show you how SUPER SIMPLE it is to create this look I have filmed it for you! Here’s my little turorial video :)
UPDATE: If the below video is blocked in your country, here is the link for a version without sound so hopefully you can view that one! Let me know if any problems….
I honestly think these pins are such a FAB invention and would recommend them to any girl that wants to create fun and simple up-dos :) You can purchase them at Boots online here now!
Have you heard of these Spin Pins before? Hope you enjoyed my little video.
Just like many other girls out there, my hunt to find the perfect pair of jeans seems to be a never ending journey. It’s all about that pair that has the right colour, fit, feel and most importantly look! My current go-to favourites are my dark stretch denim skinnies from River Island (as seen in this & this post). Popular jeans these days are often made from stretchy materials but for a while now I have wanted some proper jeans, you know the original sturdy kind? Anyways, while out shopping in Notting Hill a few weeks ago I stumbled upon a shop for the brand ‘7 For All Man Kind’.
I’d read a lot of great reviews about their jeans in the past so thought hey worth checking out! Once I started trying on their jeans in the store I was amazed; I tried 4x pairs in different styles and shades and loved them ALL. If it hadn’t been for the price tag, I would have bought all of them…but because they were about £175 a pop I had to decide on one pair! Not an easy decision I will admit, but I ended up getting the Roxanne style in a lighter/true jeans blue shade. Tada… “The Roxanne is our classic slim fit. It has a natural rise and a narrow leg opening. With an inseam slightly longer than ankle length, it’s perfect for a stacked look. The Roxanne features our signature squiggle or a variety of back pocket designs.”
I know this sounds a little silly but in a way jeans are all about…well..the booty right? I normally find pants give me a bit of a flat bottom (ok it feels so weird to talk about my bottom on the internet!) but I found these jeans had the opposite effect, they actually made me feel a little ‘bootylicious’! Btw did you know bootylicious is now officially a word in the Oxford English Dictionery? Crazy stuff but it shows the power Beyonce & the Destiny Child ladies had with that song haha ;)
Anyway enough about that and back to the jeans. So here I am in an outfit of the day post wearing my new amazing jeans!
Jeans: Roxanne by 7 For All Man Kind
Check out more Roxanne styles on their website here.
Top: White racer back cotton singlet by ZARA
Jacket: Steel Draped Cardigan by Armani Xchange – availble online here
Necklace: Tiffany & Co heart pendant on long chain
Shoes: Silver ballet flats by ZARA
Do you like my new jeans? Have you ever heard of or tried jeans from 7 For All Man Kind?
These pics were taken about a month ago when I was back home for a weekend with my friend. After I’d taken my outfit of the day pictures on my laptop my friend decided to joined in on the photobooth fun….
The below photo’s actually had me in tears of laugher (as you can even see from the smudges mascara in the second photo)!!
We called the last photo of me my ‘evil alter ego’ and how I might look in 20 years after lots of plastic sugery haha. Isn’t just being silly sometimes so much fun? You never get too old for this kind of stuff I say :) Wishing you all a lovely weekend. xoxo
Woohoo it is Wednesday = Happy Hump Day :)
Saw this to other day and made me laugh…
See? Blame Disney ;)
In other news, I am happy to announce that my move went smoothly (Ta mum & dad) and I am now officially living in Notting Hill! My parents were here for the weekend to help me move and to explore my new stomping grounds with me. We walked & biked around Notting Hill, Maida Vale, Regents Park and Primrose Hill areas of London and ate lots of yummy food. I am feeling really happy and I LOVE my new home!
PS: I am finally going to see the movie ‘Crazy Stupid Love’ this weekend.
It comes out in the UK on Friday. I can’t wait :)
Love the bit where he goes “I’ll drive” ♥
Ryan Gosling in Crazy Stupid Love. = ABSOLUTELY, AMAZINGLY, GORGEOUS! 100% Perfection! That’s all! Enjoy! xoxo