Saturday, 11 July 2009
The winner has been picked at random and I can now announce the winner is ......... Cutiegingerbread. Congratulations.
As only a few people entered, I wanted to say a big thank you to the others - superficialgirls and lipstick rules, thanks for all your support, nice comments and for welcoming me into the online blogging community. By way of thank you I've decided to give you both a nail polish related prize too.
If you all want to email me with your addresses I'll get these posted to you as soon as I can.
Friday, 3 July 2009
The first thing I found was the perfect evening dress. I’ve always wanted a DVF ever since I first set eyes on her classic wrap dresses, so imagine my excitement with the latest in maxi dresses from the selfsame icon.
And what would accompany these better than this Margo ditsy little number?
I’m already feeling cool just thinking about it. Sitting in a café on the side of the Grand Place watching the merriment, sipping on some wine as the hours roll by.
But oh….I need a bag…..don’t even get me started on bags!!!!
Thursday, 2 July 2009
Whilst ill I thought about painting my nails in a different colour, though of course couldn't bring myself to steer away from my traditional red. This got me thinking about make up and fashion styles and looks that I'd love to try, but have never had the occassion or courage to do so. Two things I've seen on celebrities at the moment are blue nail varnish and bright pink nailvarnish.
I've therefore decided to run my first competition - the prizes of which will be - yep you've guessed it - some blue and bright pink nail varnishes.
The blue nail varnish is Barry M's cyan blue, and the pink is Eyeko's punk polish. Both of these colours are simply gorgeous and they look really thick and dreamy - almost like paint. I'm sure whoever wins these will enjoy.
Friday, 26 June 2009
Here are six things that have made me happy today:
1. It's Friday and I have no plans for tonight other than making a yummy prawn stir fry and watching a week's worth of big brother on catch up. Total chill out and mindless fun.
2. Having lunch with friends - even though I do now feel completely full and could do with a nap
3. Waking up this morning to find one of my cats lying next to my head purring really loudly
4. Selling things on ebay to make money for a spending spree - made £40 so far and got loads more to sell, including more than 10 pairs of shoes (anyone a size 3???)
5. Being bought a pain au chocolat for breakfast which I had with a cup of tea mmm mmm mmm
6. The fact that hopefully today my new watch should have arrived and be waiting for me when I get home (and hopefully not a red card saying I need to go to the post office to get it).
And...as these are so much fun, I tag sparkplugdewdrops, ohfabulous, cutiegingerbread and superficial girls....
As it's the weekend, I'm hoping to make another video for You Tube at some point - if anyone has any requests for what they'd like to see let me know.
Hope you're all having a great day and not too sad about the deaths of MJ and Miss Charlie's Angel Farah x
Monday, 22 June 2009
So I like wearing black and navy blue. As far as I'm concerned, they're both neutral colors and look fine together. Recently one of my friends told me that although they are neutral colors, they don't go well together. Is she just being a total fashion nazi? Can I wear the two together and not look like a complete maroon? thanks.
Thursday, 18 June 2009
The second of the In the Spotlight series shows fashion addict Nikki from ohfabulous revealing all.
Q. What made you decide to start your blog/the ohfabulous website in the first place?
I've always been really interested in fashion (I did a degree in fashion design at university) and after I graduated, I really wanted to be a fashion writer. I trained as a fashion journalist in London, but unfortunately it's not the best economic climate to be getting into journalism, and living off freelance writing wasn't financially a good idea. I had to find myself a new career (I'm now a teacher) but I started OhFab so I could keep writing, even if it wasn't in a professional context. I needed some kind of outlet to talk about clothes!
Q. What or who are your inspiration for your blogging?
There's a lot of really great bloggers out there - I suppose I'm inspired by a combination of everyone; there's nobody specific that comes to mind. Magazine articles inspire me too; I love writers that can inject some humour into their work. I like funny people.
Q. Who do you admire fashion and beauty wise?
I know very little about beauty (I'm the girl with chipped nail polish and smudgy eyeliner) but fashion-wise, I really admire independent designers. I have spent so much of my adult life slaving over a sewing machine that anyone who can do it impeccably all the time - and doesn't pay others to translate their ideas into reality - has my respect.
Q. What percentage of your income would you say you spent on fashion/beauty?
Oh... quite a lot. Only because I'm currently living at home with my parents, so my outgoings are very few. I buy a lot of clothes, shoes and accessories... but then I sell a lot on eBay as well, so that balances it out a little bit. I spend very little on make-up, but getting my hair cut is expensive. I'm kind of obsessed with my hair.
Q. If you could only wear one item for the rest of your life, what would it be?
There's a gorgeous Luella dress that I'm lusting after. I'm fairly sure I could live in that, regardless of how appropriate for daily life it was.
Q. If you weren't a textiles teacher, what would be your dream job be?
I'd love to be able to live off writing. If I could just spend my days typing things about fashion and sending them off to magazines, I'd be a happy girl. But I'm teaching kids about fashion and sewing now, and that's very fulfilling. Well, it is when they listen to me.
Q. What are your favourite articles/blogs to write?
I quite like looking at trends, because I'm interested in the way something can be 'so hot right now' and then thrown into the bargain bin minutes later. Fashion is fickle, but I quite like that.
Q. What do you enjoy about reading other people's blogs/watching their youtube videos?
Seeing peoples' personal style... I love 'what I wore' posts, because they're great for ideas on new looks and interesting ways to wear things. And I love it when people post about new designers that I hadn't previously heard of.
Q. When you're not writing about fashion and beauty, what do you like to do?
I go to a lot of live music gigs. So much of my money goes on tickets to see my favourite bands - I love dancing around to great music, even if you do come out all bruised and sweaty! I also go to a lot of football games (that's soccer, to the Americans)... I am a big Manchester United supporter, which often surprises people. Oh, and I spend a lot of time shopping, of course.
Q. If you could give people one tip about looking their best, what would it be?
Wear what you feel comfortable in. Confidence is the best accessory to any outfit - you could be wearing the most show-stopping outfit in the world, but if you feel awkward and uncomfortable, it will show. I honestly believe that 90% of looking good is about your attitude... if you feel good, the rest will come naturally.
Hope you all enjoy, thanks go out to Nikki for taking part.
The first of my 'In the Spotlight' series seemed to be well received, so I'm going to be posting the second of these either later today or tomorrow. The next will feature Nikki from the fantastic clothes raving website http://www.ohfabulous.co.uk/, so watch this space for that, and remember if you want to be featured, or want to nominate someone to be featured, please get in contact.
I'm quite happy because I just received a comment on how tanned I was looking - which is all thanks to my £8 niveasummer tone up investment. I have to say, I am so impressed with this and it comes highly recommended by me. Well worth the £8.
I'm hoping I'm going to receive a call from the MAC counter today as they get their deliveries on Thursdays and I asked them to call me if the studio fix pressed power in my colour comes in. No call yet though, so I'm starting to feel a bit disheartened.
I'm kind of disheartened by my bank balance too at the moment, especially as I keep seeing so many things I want to buy, and window shopping is becoming depressing. Lollipop26 posted a picture on her blog of a great top she'd just bought from Topshop which of course, I now want to own, and probably can't - especially as I paid off my Topshop card yesterday - seems a shame to start abusing it again straight away.... help convince me I don't need/want it.?????????