Monday 30 April 2012

Silver nail foils*…

A bit of a different nail post today. As my nails are short again, I thought it would be a good opportunity to try out these lovely silver nail foils from Born Pretty.

I have tried Nail Rock foils out before & quite frankly, I thought they were a bit of a faff to put on (cue me fannying around with a hairdryer & nail file, trying to attach them to my nails, total faff) & they didn’t last very long.

These ones however, I actually really enjoyed applying! They were really easy to attach to my nails & there was no hairdryer required! Wooo! & considering I have showered, done the washing up & fake tanned etc since applying them, these babies have held up pretty well!

What do you think? Have you ever tried nail foils before?

Sunday 29 April 2012

The wave…

Top: Topshop
Tropical floral trousers*: ROMWE
Belt: New Look
Sunglasses: ebay
Studded boots*: OASAP
I love these trousers! I am obsessed with tropical prints at the moment & I fell in love with these bad boys as soon as I saw them. They also do a t-shirt version & a vest top/dress version but I couldn’t resist the pants! What do you think of the tropical trend, or even just prints in general?
Also, how are you liking the ‘bigger’ outfit photos? Or do you prefer them merged together or just generally smaller? I’m not sure, I think I prefer these, hmmm…

Sunday 22 April 2012


Top: Topshop
Shorts: DIY
Camo jacket: ebay
Faux leather rucksack: ebay
Gold cuff choker: ebay
Belt: New Look
Glitter socks (not that you can tell:/): Topshop
Vans Authentics

Yay! The weather was actually nice today! It has been torrential rain & thunderstorms for the past week so it has been really frustrating to not be able to go outside & take outfit photos.

You may have already seen these shorts as they have been doing the rounds on tumblr the past few days. I DIY’d them, basically, by taking the sleeves off this top & sewing them onto the front of my shorts! Nothing more complex than that & I really like how they have turned out!

The necklace is also a new addition to my wardrobe. I have been lusting over the nelly ones for time (ever since seeing them on Ivanas blog) but I hate paying postage costs so I never took the plunge, until I found this baby in the depths of ebay. It also comes in silver but I am having a bit of a ‘gold phase’ again so… yeah, I chose the gold.

Friday 20 April 2012

Sharing the love…

I have never really done a post like this before but I just wanted to ‘share the love’, so to speak.
Make sure you check out these beauts:

Thursday 19 April 2012

Tye dye tigers…

Tiger nail stickers> link
So, my nails haven’t been looking that great recently (all yellow & icky) They were getting a bit to long & I was beginning to look like a bit of a bag lady so I decided it was time to file them down & cover up the yellowness with some colour for a change! :)

As you can see, I went a little overboard with the whole ‘colour choosing’ & ended up using practically every colour you could think of to create a sort of tye dye effect. (how hipster ;) lolz) I don’t know about you, but I really like it & I think the tigers look awesome with a bit of tye dye behind them.

Remember, if you buy anything from ‘janchristie’ to write ‘effie’ in the comment box at the checkout to receive a few samples with your order! Also, just a heads up that you can now follow ‘janchristie’ on twitter & ‘like’ them on facebook! They are planning on doing competitions etc so go & check out their pages to keep up to date with them & their new designs. & don’t forget you can send/share your photos with ‘janchristie’ on facebook & twitter too! I’m sure they would love to see their designs in action! :)

PS: To all you cat lovers, I have a sneaky feeling that there might be some new cat face stickers listed ;)

Sunday 15 April 2012

Corey Feldman…

Camo t-shirt: ebay
Riding pants: ebay
Necklace: H! by Henry Holland
Vans authentics

Recognise these pants? I would just like to start off my saying a HUGE thank you to everyone who has been so lovely to me over the last few days. You are all the bomb & I honestly don’t know how I would have coped without all of your support. Thank you so much! You may or may not know that I got a bit of hate about my body shape & weight on my photo for the ASOS  style it with bloglovin’ comp on facebook the other day. I know what you are all going to say ‘let haters be haters’ or something along those lines,  & I tried, I really did, but the weight comments really touched a nerve. I don’t care if people want to comment on my outfit, everyone is entitled to their opinion, but comments about my ‘funny shaped body’ & that fact that I am too fat to wear leggings, that’s low. I don’t want to dwell on the subject, but I wanted to say my piece & say a big thank you to Stacey for making sure I was OK & sorting things out. It really does mean so much that asos took into consideration how hurtful the comments could be & took suitable action. I am so grateful to have been picked as a finalist from 1000 people & thank you so much if you stuck up for me/left a lovely comment/voted for me, it really does mean the world that you have all been so supportive. Thank you! xx

Wednesday 11 April 2012

I need your help…

You may have seen my post yesterday/on twitter/facebook that I have been shortlisted as a finalist in ASOS fashion finders ‘style it with bloglovin’ competition. :O

The look with the highest amount of votes at the end of the week will win a £500 shopping spree and a starring role in an ASOS Fashion Finder editorial feature online.’

I’m lagging a lot little at the moment so it would be  so AWESOME if you could please vote for me. All you have to do is click the heart under my ‘look’. Thank you so much in advance if you do! :)
PS: If you are on asos fashion finder, let me know, I’d love to see your ‘looks’ :)

Tuesday 10 April 2012

Jude Law And A Semester Abroad…

SUGAR LIPS 6OASAP spiked braceletOASAP spiked boots
Faux fur gilet*: Sugar Lips
Dress: ebay
Neon socks: ebay
Boots*: OASAP
Spiked bracelet*: OASAP

I have a mahoosive favour to ask you all. I have been shortlisted as a finalist in ASOS fashion finders ‘style it with bloglovin’ competition. The look with the highest amount of votes at the end of the week will win a £500 shopping spree and a starring role in an ASOS Fashion Finder editorial feature online. Which would be AMAZEBALLS!!! so it would be AWESOME if you could please vote for me. Thank you in advance if you do! :)
Sugar Lips were kind enough to send me this awesome gilet. I love that it’s dead long & it goes with anything & evrything! I have literally been throwing this baby on whenever it’s been a bit nippy or when I feel an outfit needs a few more layers. & best of all, it’s so, so soft! So thank you very much Sugar Lips!

ps: Neon socks are my new fave! :)

Monday 9 April 2012

Tabby cat nails…

Tabby cat nails>link

So I have been sporting these rather cute tabby cats on my nails this week. What do you think? I am really sorry if you think these posts are a little ‘samey’ but I am just not over having little animal faces on my nails. I love it! Also, I don’t know if you can tell, but I squared my nails off the other day for the first time in months & it feels weird. #uselessinformation

Remember, if you buy any nail stickers from ‘janchristie’, don’t forget to write ‘effie’ in the comment box at the checkout & she will try & include a few samples with your order!

Sunday 8 April 2012

‘Space travels in my blood…’

‘…& there’s nothing I can do about it’
Top: H&M
Galaxy jeans*: Motel
Boots*: Oasap
Belt: New Look
Necklace: H! by Henry Holland

So, as you can see, I edited this photo within an inch of it’s life. While taking photos, we battled against wind, bad sunlight, kids kicking footballs & wait for it, a different wall, DUN DUN DUUUUUUUUUUUN *gasps* But oh well :)

I love my new jeans! You may have seen me tweet about them the other day. I have been lusting over them for tiiiiiime! If you have followed my blog for a while, you will probably already know that I am an astronomy junkie, I don’t just like galaxy print (like some) I like actual galaxies & space & Physics & shizz too! (Brian Cox is my hero) so I feel that these jeans were made for me! So, thank you very much Motel! You have made this little space girl very happy! :)

Also, don’t forget to check out my Orange Circle giveaway! 2 lucky winners will bag themselves an OC tee of their choice! O.O So what are you waiting for? Enter here!

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Friday 6 April 2012

Orange Circle Giveaway...

Orange Circle Giveaway1
RULES:-You must be a follower of this blog via GFC.
-Go & ‘like’  ORANGE CIRCLE & EFFIESMAKEUPBOX on Facebook.
-Leave your email &/ blog link/twitter name & the in the comments so we can contact you if you win. :)
-The giveaway ends at 9:00pm Sunday 15th April (GMT)
-The giveaway is open WORLDWIDE!
-2 winners will be chosen using random.org. I will announce the winners asap on twitter & Orange Circle will organise sending them their prize. :)


Wednesday 4 April 2012


Pug nail stickers>link
So here they are, as requested, the pugs! :) They are so cute. I think I want animals on my nails forever from now on ahahaha!

The lovely ‘janchristie’ has been nice enough to say if you buy any nail stickers from her shop & you write in the comment box ‘effie’ when you go to the checkout, she will try & add some sample stickers to your order! :) Generous? I think so! :)

Right, I need to go & pack. Were off to Bilbao for a couple of days to pick up the mother & brother inlaws so I might be a little quiet on here & twitter until Friday. Let me know what you think of the nails & which design you would most like to see next! :)

Tuesday 3 April 2012

Clynol sealed ends repair fluid*…

WHAT HAIR TRADE SAY: ‘Clynol Repair Caress Sealed Ends Serum helps seal and prevent split ends for weak, damaged or chemically treated hair whilst protecting against hair breakage. Leaves the hair smooth and glossy.’

WHAT I THINK: My hair is not exactly in the best condition. I haven’t had it cut in three years (pixie crop disaster) & I have dyed, bleached & heat damaged my hair non stop, so it’s no wonder the ends are so frazzled. This product has been a life saver.

I have tried various ‘repair’ products before & none have been as good as the Clynol sealed ends fluid. It really has seemed to have ‘repaired’ the ends of my hair to some extent. I know nothing can truly repair split ends (except for old fashioned scissors) but this product really has made the ends of my hair a lot smoother & look a lot healthier.

As long as I don’t use to much, it doesn’t weigh my hair down & it has never felt like I had ‘product’ in my hair which is plus because nobody likes crusty/gooey hair! Compared to all the oil based & other cream treatments I have tried in the past, the Clynol repair fluid really has been the best. I would totally recommend it if your hair is in need of a bit of ‘help’ (or if you are like me & just plain scared of the hairdressers) It really had made a big difference to my hair & I will definitely be looking into other Clynol ‘repair’ products!

WHAT DO YOU THINK? Have you ever tried ant Clynol products before? What did you think?

Monday 2 April 2012

Emma Mulholland ‘tropical rebel’ inspired nails…

I have been fascinated by sharks (& general marine life) forever. That’s not even an exaggeration. Remember being younger when everyone wanted a pet dolphin? Well, I was the kid that wanted a shark.

I can’t even begin to tell you how much I have swooned over this collection. Seriously, it’s perfect! The colours are perfect, the cuts are perfect & the sharks are prefect! I have never seen anything like it before, it’s utterly stunning! & I couldn’t not try & translate it to nails!

So what do you think?

Anyone fancy buying me the high waist great white jeans? Anybody?

Sunday 1 April 2012

Rainbow Brite…

Rainbow jumper*: She Inside
Shorts: coco boo
Cycle shorts: DIY
Fringe bag*: Frank Boutique
Vans authentics

Oh hai again belly! I can’t believe I have flashed the flesh three outfits in a row. Apparently, tucking my tops under my bra to make a crop is my new fave. Weird, I know. I also have no idea why my legs are a completely different colour to the rest of my body, probs something to do with my bad circulation. Fear not though! I made a cheeky purchase from feel unique the other day & bought my old favourite Garnier gradual tan so hopefully that will even me out a bit ;)

She Inside’ were lovely enough to send me this awesome jumper. I love how slouchy it is & the fact that it’s so easy to wear, even though it’s rainbow coloured, it just seems to go with everything! You can see the full length of the jumper here. ‘She Inside’ have some really nice pieces at the moment so I would definitely recommend you checking them out!

For all of you that have been asking. My cat nails are still going strong! The longevity of these babies is amazing! I really can’t wait to try out all of the other designs I bought. Let me know in the comments which design you would most like to see next I will post about them asap! In the mean time, I have another ‘inspired by’ nails post for you tomorrow so keep your eyes peeled!