Friday 30 November 2012

#mgbloggershoot video…

Just another little sneak peek of the #MGblogger shoot I took part in the other week. I had such a fantastic day, thank you so much Sara! I can’t wait to show you all the final photos next week! :)

Friday 23 November 2012

The Amazing Spiderman, nail tutorial, ft OPI…

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Red*: OPI ‘call me Gwen-ever’
White*: OPI ‘my boyfriend scales walls’
Navy*: OPI ‘into the night’

‘With great power, comes great responsibility’ -Uncle Ben
I know, I know, he doesn’t actually say it exactly like this in The Amazing Spiderman but it’s such a legendary quote, I couldn’t help myself ;)

I was recently sent these three OPI nail polishes from their new ‘The Amazing Spiderman’ collection to celebrate the film coming out on DVD on Monday (26th) As you all probably know by now, I am a huge superhero fan so when I was asked if I wanted to do my very own Spidey-themed nail design, I couldn’t really refuse! ;)

Me & Liam went to watch the film when it came out & we were both blown away by it. I wasn’t really sure if I was going to like it as obviously Spiderman had been ‘done’ before but oh.my.gosh. It was amazing! Best Spiderman film yet for sure! Did any of you guys see it at the cinema? What did you think? If not, will you be buying it on DVD? I’m deffo going to be picking one up in time for Christmas!

Anyway I hope you like my tutorial, let me know if you try it out!

The Amazing Spider-Man is out on Blu-ray and DVD 26th November

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Sunday 18 November 2012

The cold wind blows right through my bones

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Swallow print dress*: Traffic People
Eiffel tower belt: ASOS
Tights: Primark
Peep toe wedge boots*: OASAP

So this is a bit different to what I would probably normally wear but when Traffic People got in touch with me to see if I’d like to feature one of their A/W pieces on here I couldn’t resist this dress. I instantly fell in love with the swallow print & the turtle neck. I don’t think the length is the most flattering on me, oh how I wish my legs were longer sometimes, but I think it’s a great A/W piece that I will be trying my hardest to rock while the weather is turning colder. Come the warmer months though, I might have to do a DIY jobby & shorten it as I think I will maybe get more wear out of it like that. But for now, I am going to try & stick with the midi length! :) What do you think of longer dresses/skirts?
The boots are also a new edition to my wardrobe. Not the most Winter appropriate as they are peep toe, but they are amazing none the less, & so, so comfy! They come in a few different colours too! Check them out here>link
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Saturday 17 November 2012

Sneak peek…

Photos c/o @Sara_Luxe & @AdamMurfin
Just a little sneak peek of what we got up to yesterday, I had such an amazing time (thank you Sara!) & met some lovey blogging ladies. I can’t wait to show you more!
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Sunday 11 November 2012


AX Paris popcorn cardiganBLUNT CUT OUT DRESSAX Paris grey popcorn cardiganAX Paris popcorn cardigan close upTRIANGLE BLUNT DRESS
Popcorn cardigan*: AX Paris
Triangle cut out ‘Perry’ dress*: BLUNT @ Fashion Frank
Tights: Primark
Chelsea boots*: Tribeca shoes

How awesome is this dress?! When Fashion Frank go in touch with me to tell me they were working on their own clothing line ‘BLUNT’ I was so excited, I couldn’t wait to see their designs! Julia, the founder & owner of Frank, was lovely enough to send me the BLUNT lookbook & asked if I wanted to pick an item out to feature on here. As you can see from the photos, I picked the ‘Perry’ triangle cut out dress in black. It also comes in a lime colour but as I am a closet goth, I went for black. The dress is completely hand made by the ladies of Frank & I couldn’t be more impressed with the quality & I really really love the triangle cut outs on the front & back of the dress. if you haven’t already, you need to check out BLUNT! Shop here>link

The Cardigan was sent to me by AX Paris. It’s called a popcorn cardigan because it’s made of a sort of bobbly material. It’s such an easy piece to wear & so comfortable. I’m sure I will be getting lots & lots of wear out of it as ‘winter’s coming’ *said in the most northern voice possible* (Gotta love Game Of Thrones ahahhaha)
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Monday 5 November 2012

Sunday 4 November 2012

Think you’re cool like a porcupine…

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Rottweiler dog tee*: Orange Circle
Black disco pants*: Shelikes
Suede peep toe boots*: OASAP
How awesome is this dog tee?! The lovely people at Orange Circle kindly sent it to me last week, it arrived in the post the other day & I haven’t had it off my back since! I’m sure you have all seen the Givenchy rottweiler tees & sweaters etc doing the rounds in interweb land & I have been no exception to everyone else in the fact that I have stocked up on the print, buying myself a Givenchy esque iphone case (ebay seller here>link) a while ago after seeing Kate’s. Anyway… I love that Orange Circle have put their own spin on the rottweiler face & have done their own version of the infamous t shirt. As usual, the standard of the print is top notch & the t shirt it’s self is great quality! As you all probably know by now, I am a huge fan of OC’s work & would recommend them to anyone in a flash as both service & products are beyond fab!
Get your tees here:  womens & mens
& sweatshirts here: womens & mens

The disco pants were sent by a company called Shelikes. I first came across them on ebay almost a year ago but they contacted me the other week & it turns out they have their own online shop now too! When they asked me if I wanted to pick an item to feature on effiesmakeupbox I couldn’t resist these disco beauties! I know, I know, loads of places stock replica AA discos but I wanted to try them for myself & boy am I glad I did! They haven’t shown up as shiny as they actually are in real life in the photos but believe me when I say they are super soft & super shiny, & at only £22, super good value too! Get yours here>link

Phew, that was a long one eigh? Just one more thing though, my blog hit 3000+ members last night & I wanted to say a huge thank you to you all for all the support you have given me over the past almost 3 years! :O I know everyone says this but I really never in a million years thought that so many of you would read my blog. I am so grateful to you all! I have had so many amazing opportunities through my blog, which wouldn’t have happened without you guys, & have met some wonderful people in real life & on the webz. Eewww, I’m beginning to sound soppy now so I’ll stop, I just wanted to say thank you! :’)

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