Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Primark Haul...

So I recently went to Primark with not enough money:( but did pick up a new things. So don't get too excited...

Sorry for the bad quality..

So there is not many items, but what I did buy I love. First thing I will talk about if my earrings. These earrings i've seen people wearing and I love. Some people may class them as offensive or hipster, but I love them. There dangly earrings and they are only £1.00, bargain! They also had a gold pair, but I chose the silver ones. I love them.
Next thing I'll talk about is my lace peplum top. I think that its stunning. It was one of the first things I picked up and could never put it back after I saw it. It reminded me of spring, so of course with spring coming up it was a must-have. Think about it.. its lace, peplum, white, what could go wrong? There was a peach/coral color which I was tempted to buy as well, but resisted. It was £6.00.. amazing. 
My final purchase was a black chiffon blouse, with amazing collar detailing. What caught my eye most was the collar detailing. It was jaguar type animals on the end of the collars, and I once wore it over and jumper and got some many compliments. It looks amazing on its own or with a jumper, you can dress it up or down and is so easy to style. For only £7 you can't really complain, apart from the fact that it is so see-through you have to wear something under it - but that's not a problem!:)
Overall I'm really happy with what I got, and I know it's not huge but I'm saving up for now!
If you have any post ideas on anything let me know, please follow and comment.
Love Ellie x 

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Confessions of a beauty blogger tag.

I have recently been on a little shopping spree to Primark, but my camera is out of battery so can't take pictures yet (expect that post during the week!). But still wanted to post and keep you guys updated!
So i thought, 'hey lets do a tag', so here you go...

The questions:

1. How many hours a week do you spend writing/editing blogposts?

Depends what the type of post is, if its one like this then i'd say 30mins - hour. If its a haul or review probably an hour or so!

2. Are you a saver or spender?

Depends, generally a spender. I tend to go shopping A LOT, and when I see something I like I just have to get it! But if I see something which I love but don't have enough money I will save.
3. When is it easiest for you to write on your blog?

Probably in the evenings, or at the weekend! I have more time, but I guess in the evenings theres rubbish lighting, So sometimes if I know what I want to post on I'll get up earlier and take the pictures first thing!

4. What makes you comfortable to post things on your blog?

When I know that I have people who enjoy my blog and follow and comment makes me feel appreciated and not like I'm just typing to myself. I guess that's when I'm comfortable, or I am pleased with a post!
5. Whats your worst makeup/hair habit?

 Probably sometimes reapplying makeup when I don't need it, or buying products which I'll never use. I do that too much..
6. One quote that you wish the world would live by?

"Real girls aren't perfect, perfect girls aren't real'  - i think too many girls and even boys want to be perfect, we are who we are and we can't change that.
7. How long do you spend getting ready everyday?

Well picking an outfit during the week is easy as its uniform, but at the weekend probably 5 - 15mins for clothing choice, makeup 10mins, hair 10 -15mins. Done!

8. Who is your favourite blogger?

Probably Zoella, or someone like beautycrush, eloquenceandflair theres so many out there. I could sit and read blogs 24/7.
9.  A blogger that you read who deserves more views/followers than they have?

Eloquenceandflair is an amazing blog, who is talented and beautiful. Also people like confessionsofabeautyblogger!
10. One thing your excited about in the upcoming year?
Defiantly progressing in my blog, also making loads of new friends and just generally the future! 

11. How long does it take you to prep for a blog post?

It varies, taking the pictures for my post on 'Why being a girl is so much work', that took me over 20 minutes to collect everything and decide on things, and then to take the pictures 10 minutes. But if it's just a review then its generally quicker!

12. Are you wearing trousers right now or are you actually wearing pajama bottoms?
I'm wearing some high-waisted topshop thick leggings (which don't show your pants, woo!), I live in these.

13. What are you most proud of in your life?
I don't really know, I'm proud I guess for writing a blog and putting myself out there I guess! I'm not sure.. that's a hard one!

I tag every single person reading this if they have a blog to do it!

That's the tag!
I hope you enjoyed reading that, please leave a comment and follow it makes me smile when I get a new follower, pleaasee? ahah! anyway I have a blog collab coming up with imogen or eloquenceandflair, so look out for that! And like I said at the start I have my mini primark haul soon!

Love Ellie x

Saturday, 26 January 2013


I cannot believe I have been nominated for another award *speechless*, I've haven't been blogging for that long, and for someone to recognise my blog means the world to me! So i'd like to say thank you so much to http://blogginginpyjamas.blogspot.co.uk for nominating me, thank you! + check her amazing blog out!
So here we go.. the rules;
- Answer 11 random facts about yourself
- Answer 11 questions from the person who nominated you
- Nominate maximum 11 new or newish blogs and make 11 questions for them to answer.

Fact about me;
-I get so excited to go to primark (I don't have a local one, so when I go I'm over-whelmed with the prices, and clothes!)

-I could eat sausages every night for the rest of my life

-I'm addicted to buying makeup, every time I go into boots or superdrug I have
to buy something...

-i hate wearing jeans, there just uncomfortable and stiff and errruggh!

-I have the 1st generation iPod touch,which I will love forever.

-I used to be the biggest tomboy ever, and loved to play football

-My mates always call me a 'hipster', I have a green jacket, Doc martins and ONE triangle statement necklace and now I'm a 'hipster' apparently!

-My favourite sweets are the eggs you get in Harbio starmix

-I want to live and work in Paris when I'm older

-I'd love to go to the 'London college of fashion' to study.

-I'm really impatient, so get really bored when painting my nails, hence why I like other people doing them for me *lazy*

Questions asked by Marcella;

1. What's the most embarrassing thing that's happened to you?

That's a hard one.. quite a few... probably when I asked in a middle of the lesson 'who is the king?' (I am blonde, naturally!) I then thought about what I had just asked and went the shade of a strawberry and sunk into my chair.  I was so embarrassed, but believe me - there's been so many embarrassing moments!

2. Dogs or Cats?

To be honest, neither. haha, I don't really like dogs or cats! *apologise to any dogs or cats* If I had to pick probably dogs...

3. Your house is on fire, what do you grab?

Family, Doc martins, A few makeup things,pictures.. that's a hard question..

4. What book are you currently reading?

I just finished reading the book 'Shadow' by Michael Morpurgo, which was a great book. I have also just read this months 'company' magazine if that counts!

5. Best beauty buy of 2012?

ANOTHER HARD QUESTION... *mentally going through my makeup* I really don't know, but I think it would have to be my MUA palette in 'Undressed' I LOVE IT, I use it all the time (I did a review, so if you want more detail read that) it was only £4, and I would pay triple that!
Joint first though would have to be my Revlon Kissable balm stain in 'Honey', omg omg omg I LOVE IT. The colour is subtle yet visible and is gorgeous. For just under £8, well worth it.

6. What's top of your ambition list for 2013?

umm.. probably get my blog more successful and have a higher amount of followers! If you're reading this and haven't followed, please do - you won't regret it! *cheesy*

7. What is something you do differently than others?

I have ketchup on EVERYTHING. Judge me all you like, I love it! aha!

8. What are you most grateful for?

My family and friend, they are so supportive and are always there for me and always make me laugh whatever!

9. What is your favourite childhood memory?

Probably going to New Zealand, I was about 5/6 but surprisingly I can remember a lot, the views, funny moments, going swimming in Dubai, all sorts! One of the best holidays I've had!

10. Who is your biggest style crush?

There so many people out there with amazing style but probably Alexa Chung, wowza, her clothes are incredibly and the way she styles them is amazing - one day I shall buy something from Chanel like her...  Lana Del Ray as well - Wow, her whole 'vintage' feel for clothing is to-die-for. Of course there's people like Paloma Faith (Her hair is so amazing, I watched on TV a programme and it showed her wardrobe full of clothes and I swear I dribbled, ahah!) I'm also in love with Dakota and Elle Fanning, there so natural and can pull of anything.

11. Would you rather be Dorothy or the Wicked Witch of the West?
  Of course Dorothy, who wouldn't want her sparkly red shoes?

My questions to the nominees;

1 - Best fashion bargain of 2012?
2 - Favourite all time beauty product?
3 - How many people (like friends and family) know about your blog?
4 - Describe your style in 3 words?
5 - Celebrity crush right now?
6 - What were your new years resolutions?
7 - Heels or Flats?
8 - If someone gave you £100 would you spend it all on one item of clothing or go to primark? ahah!
9 - If you could only live on one beauty product what would it be?
10 - Weird food combinations?
11 - Most worn winter outfit?

Thank you so much for the nomination, and to the people who read my blog. It means so much! 

Now to the nominees;
Florence - http://confessionsofabeautyblogger101.blogspot.co.uk/
Robyn - http://beautyandthecloset.blogspot.co.uk/
Lucy - http://lovesoflucy.blogspot.co.uk/
Elise - http://www.elisedopson.com/
Imogen - http://eloquenceandflair.blogspot.co.uk/
 There all my nominations, they always do amazing post's so defiantly check them out!:)
Hope you enjoyed this post, and even found a little bit more about me!

Love Ellie x


Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Why being a girl is so much work!

So as you can tell by the name of this post it is something slightly different... Basically I'm still ill and couldn't sleep last night so I was just thinking and was like 'it's so much effort to be a girl', so I thought I'd share with you why I think this and I'm sure you'll agree with me by the end of this post...
SKIN ROUTINE - Every time I'm reading a magazine and flip the page over to see another beautiful clear-skinned model advertising a facial wash, my heart sinks. Can't they use someone with not perfect skin? Therefore us girls and women can sometimes feel pressured to have perfect skin, I know I do! Therefore each night I spend at least 20mins washing, steaming, exfoliating (not every night), moisturising. it's so much effort just for clear skin. I will never stop due to the fact I do not want worse skin but its just alot of effort. When I come home late or I'm tired I can never be bothered but I know I have to.

HAIR ROUTINE -  Washing your hair is necessary for personal care and health reasons. No one wants greasy, smelly hair. But say you forget to wash your hair the night before and don't have time in the morning, suddenly its world war 3 with your hair. You go to school and you hear people whispering 'did you see the grease on her hair' or 'you could fry chips in that!', and believe me I've heard that being said (not personally to me thankfully), but no one wants that.

BODY ROUTINE - When I'm in the shower or bath, sometimes I really just can't be bothered to do all the exfoliating or moisturising. But then you get that voice in the back of your head like 'you must do it' or 'think of that bikini model with perfect skin' and then you end up wasting 10 minutes of your precious life devoted to exfoliating and moisturising and washing, but it's something some of us girls feel pressurised to do. But of course washing is necessary to maintain a healthy regime.

(sorry for the flash)
MAKEUP ROUTINE - aaaahhh makeup, sometimes a relaxingly process other times a stressful rush in the morning. We all get those days when we just can't be bothered, we just don't want to do anything and want to use that extra time in bed. But we feel as though we have to, at school if you don't go in wearing makeup like you usually do its all 'omg, you look so different' or 'woa, I never thought you looked like that!'. For me makeup can take from 10minutes to 30 minutes. Sometimes I'll still be half asleep doing my makeup, then wake up more and realise I look like I've just come out of 'towie', then you have to start all over again. Nowadays I think theres so much more pressure to wear makeup and look a certain way, so therefore you feel as though you have to wear makeup.

HAIR STYLING - Once again we've all had those days when we wake up and look in the mirror to see a messy, lioness main on our heads. We try for hours to get it perfect using every product, every time of heat possible to tame it and it still doesn't look right. Or you've tried out a previous hairstyle the night before and thought 'yes, that looks nice I'll do that tomorrow.' then obviously your hair hears that and thinks 'no, I'm going to mess up her hair in the night so it doesn't work..'. So that morning you wake up feeling great and attempt to do that hairstyle and you just can't do it. Then your stressed and panicking as you have to be out of the door in 2 minutes and your hair looks like you've been attacked by a bear. Hair styling is something I love to do, yet I find it takes so much time, I just resort back to the messy bun or ponytail, or just down! It can be so relaxing but at other times incredibly stressful. Couldn't we have just all been born without hair, it would have been such and easier, equal world...

So that's why I think it's so much work being a girl. I left out clothing choices accidentally, clothing choices is a whole new level of stress anyway! Some people may not agree with what I've written but this is just my personal opinion and I'm not saying that everyone is like this!
I hope you enjoyed reading this, and I hope you will follow and comment as I love reading all your comments! If you have any ideas for posts, or any stories of your stressful mornings leave them in the comments and I'll reply asap!
Love Ellie x

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Express yourself.

I'm ill at the moment and don't have the energy to take any pictures but I still wanted to post. What I'm about to post about is something which affects us all.
Nowadays there's so much pressure to be 'perfect', in the magazines all you see is size 6 models and perfect looking girls. I think we all loose perception of reality and get caught up with what society thinks of us. People think you have to follow trends to be fashionable or popular, you don't though. Being yourself will gain you more friends than being fake, people will like you for who you are, not who your pretending to be.

Fashion and appearance is a huge part of girls and women's lives now. Many teenagers think you have to be head to toe in hollister or superdry, because that what everyone wears. I like most people had that phase of 'I must have that top from hollister, everyone has it, pleeaaaaaseeeeeee?!' And of course I spent way to much money buying things from hollister which I wore once and are now at the back of my wardrobe - If I think of the amount of money I spent in brands like that I could probably buy the whole of primark!!
Eventually I came to the realisation that I don't have to dress like everyone else and that's wear my personal style came in and I shouldn't have to justify what I wear to anyone. Of course when I go places and I wear my doc martins and my signature oversized jumpers, people look but I don't care!

I get frustrated with the magazines who publish adverts with size 6 girls who are airbrushed to death and you would barley recognise in the streets. Something has to change.
I don't want to go on forever (I could), I got inspired to write this by Imogen at eloquenceandflair, check out her post its amazing as always!

love Ellie x

Monday, 21 January 2013

Outift idea...

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This is a simple really cute outfit which you can adjust anyway to suit your wardrobe and styling. Just a quick post!
Love Ellie x
Long sleeve shirt

Topshop nylon pants

Rag & bone high heels

Etienne aigner bag
$670 - zalando.co.uk

Favourite mascara's...

I cannot contain myself much longer... there is so much snow at the moment where I live and I'm acting like a 3yr old on Christmas day about it! Plus school is shut, which is just sheer bliss. School being shut is just an opportunity for blogging, sleeping, messing about in the snow and of course putting off tidying my bedroom! I really wanted to blog today (again!), yet didn't know what to talk about. I then was searching through my makeup draw and was like 'ummm.. what should I review..' and then it hit me 'MASCARA'. I am obsessed with buying mascara's and trying them out and have waaaay too many! So here you go.. my all time favourite mascara's!...
All of them...
Rimmel Scandal eyes
Rimmel Day 2 Night
Rimmel 100% waterproof

Scandal eyes brush.

100% waterproof brush...

day 2 night brush...

So these are some great mascaras and I'll start with the Scandal eyes..
I posted about this mascara in my everyday makeup along with my waterproof mascara, as this mascara is amazing. It is slightly clumpy as you may be able to tell from the images, but I love it. The brush is huge, i'd say its about an inch long and quite thick, its certainly the biggest brush i've ever had! I brought mine from boots but I have seen it in Superdrug and I imagine you'd be able to get it in supermarkets as it is rimmel! I always apply two coats and within the first coating I can already see the difference it makes my eye lashes look a million dollars, and really opens my eyes up! I sometimes find I don't even need to curl my eye lashes! RESULT. Basically I love this mascara it makes your eyelashes look long and thick and is great for everyday!

Rimmel 100% waterproof - This is a great mascara for those days you can't be bothered. We all have those days when we wake up and can't be bothered yet don't want to look like a zombie all day. This mascara is great for making your lashes look so long, but not so much for making them thicker. I tend to apply this everyday over my Scandel eyes mascara - but for those days I cant be bothered, I just put one or two coats on of this mascara and BAM your eyes look imense, this is a great mascara.

Lastly but definatly not least is the Rimmel Day 2 Night. This has two almost seperate wands, one of volume and the other one for length. Unfortuantly this mascara ran out a few weeks ago, but I kept it (no clue why!), I loved this mascara to death so I thought it had to be included. I used to apply the volume wand first then the length wand to de-clump and make them look extra glam. The first time I wore the mascara I noticed a difference and I got loads of compliments on it, I love love love it. I found it was so unique having the two different thickness of the wand for your lashes, and I loved it. (I think i've said love waaay to many times..) Overall great mascara, does what it says and is very long lasting.

That's all my favourite mascara's! There seemed to be a running theme of Rimmel, but what can I say, I just love there mascaras?! I have tried other brands of mascaras but Rimmel's always exceeded my expectations and they seemed better in my opinion! If you have any mascara or in fact any makeup you'd like me to try out or know of leave it in the comments! Thanks for reading, please follow and comment!
What's your favourite mascara?
Love Ellie x 

Sunday, 20 January 2013


So today is going to be my first wish list, I tried to create my own wish list but I don't understand how people get it to look for professional, so leave your tips in the comments! I'm not going to ramble on so here you go...
1. Topshop Lipstick -I have heard so many raves about there lipsticks and really want to try them out! The shades I really want to try out are 'Rumor has it', 'Innocent', 'Brighton rock', 'Hazard' oh and Whimsical... basically all of them... They're £8 each so defiantly not as much as MAC or Nars, but I've heard so many people rave about them!
2. Topshop cat face dress £28 - I don't know why I love this dress so much, but I do. Every time I go into my local topshop it stares at me and I have to resist, one day I'll crack. It has a skater skirt (which I love.), and a huge cat on the front..some people may not like it as I do think its quite a 'marmite' piece, but I like it!
3. American Apparel hair bow £12 - I've been loving these hair bows for ages, yet my hair isn't quite long enough to wear one yet and its upsetting, I think they're adorable and I know as soon as my hair grows another inch or so I will have thousand. Hair bows can make an outfit or can simply break one, but I think as long as you accessorise right it'll look amazing. Anyone with long hair, go buy one, you'll never regret it.
4. Sugar Crush body scrub, soap and glory £8 -I have heard everyone rave about this from the big names like Zoella to smaller blogs, after hearing so many people rave a ran into boots (literally) and smelt it, omg, its beautiful. It smells like heaven in a scrub, it has all the smells of sugar yet with zesty hints. I don't think I can resist much longer unfortunately, at the time I smelt it I was certain I was going to buy it, then left it and went into topshop, bad choice ellie... I spent all my money and couldn't buy it. I'm sure I will crack soon though!
5. Starbucks mug type thing £5 - I've always been intrigued about these types of ceramic mugs, yet I only started really wanting one when a friend/blogger got one, she raved about it for ages! I love love love hot chocolate and this would mean I could not only drink it in the house but when I'm shopping or on a train journey, PERFECTION. + it says Starbucks, and come on who doesn't love Starbucks?

I hope you liked it, if you have any tips on how to make it look more proffesional tell me, I'm more than happy to find out! Please follow and comment!
Love Ellie xx


A bit of a weird Post today, but I have recently been really confused about where bobby pins go (the hair grips), I'm sure I'm not the only one who buys masses of bobby pins and then within a month has none. It is something that majorly confuses me, I keep them all together and then over the course of a month I barely have any...

Therefore I believe that the carpet must eat them...
I just don't understand, I barely ever give them out to people so why do they disappear. I'm pretty sure I'm not the only girl who ends up with none. But I just don't get it, ahah! I must sound pretty stupid right now, but oh well...
If you have lost bobby pins and don't know how, you can confess your stories to me in the comments! ahaha, this is an incredibly silly post, but I have just been so confused and have thought about it for ages. Why not express my confusion with you guys? There must be more victims of 'eating carpets' out there...
Love Ellie x
(no hate please, this is just a jokey post.. with a serious mean of course..)

Saturday, 19 January 2013


*speechless.* I was nominated by the amazing http://www.elisedopson.com and I can't thank her enough! I have only recently started and this has made me never want to give up, so thank you so much.
Rules -

 - Nominate up to 15 bloggers for the award who are relatively new to blogging
- Let them know you have nominated this
- Share seven random facts about yourself
- Thank the blogger who has nominated you
- Add the Versatile Blogger Award Picture to your post
Facts about me....
-I'm obsessed with hot chocolate
-Only 1 friend knows about my blog + my parents
-I do creative makeup and try out new looks straight before I go for a bath or shower every night
-I have to know what I'm wearing the next day otherwise I can't sleep
-I have a huge makeup collection
-I hate camping
-Bright lipsticks scare me....
I nominate the amazing...
Sorry, So many people have already been nominated...

So yeah, I'm overwhelmed and to top it all of i have snow. I LOVE SNOW, so to be nominated for an award and to look out of the window to see snow tops it all of! Thank you so much Elise for nominating me again!:)
Love Ellie x

Friday, 18 January 2013

Everyday makeup...

Longtime no speak.. I kid.. I posted like 2 hours ago! I won't be posting like this everyday, but I took advantage of the lighting so I decided to do a post on my everyday makeup.. I will insert the pictures, and then below tell you what I do... Enjoy... (oh btw, please don't judge me if some of the prices are wrong..I tried my best!)

All my everyday makeup...

This is my everday eyeshadow palette if I can be bothered to wear eye shadow, along with my eyelid primer.
Both from MUA. Palette 'undressed' £4, Primer £2.50

Everyday lips (They do vary, as I do wear lipstick, but at the moment this is my go to lip products)
The little blue tin - No clue on price probably 99p
Revlon just bitten kissable lip stain, in Honey - £7.99
Natural collection lip gloss in 'Vanilla' - £1.99

Everyday face products,
Bourjois healthy mix serum gel foundation, £7.99 (originally £10.99, I got it on offer in Boots)
Collection Sheer Loose Powder - £3.99 I think...
Rimmel Hide The Blemish Concealer - £4.49

MUA 'undressed' palette - £4
MUA eyelid primer - £2.50
Rimmel 100% waterproof mascara - £5.29
Rimmel Scandal eyes mascara - £7.99
 This is how I do my everyday makeup for school, or going out etc...
First of course I make sure of course my face is freshly washed and moisturised. I then squirt a pea sized amount of my foundation onto my hand and then dot it around the area's where I need it then I blend in using my fingers. Occasionally I will use a stippling brush. I then take my concealer and conceal any imperfections or redness, I find putting concealer on after foundation gives the concealer something to stick to. After blending in all of my concealer and foundation I then take my loose powder which sets my makeup and use my big kabuki brush and then I dust my whole face lightly with it, without making it look and feel caking as I find some pressed powders do.
-READ THIS - I'm so sorry I have completly forgot my blushers and bronzers. *ANNOYING MOMENT* I use MUA mosaic bronzers and blushers. I apply blusher to the apply of my cheeks, and bronzer to define my cheekbones. I apologise for my stupidness, i'm annoyed now... grrrr.. ahaha! anyway....
I then move onto eyes, if I have time to do eyeshadow (preferably I do), I take my primer and apply that all over the base then take a mid-brown colour and apply that all over, then a darker brown to the crease for a subtle smokey eye, I then take a thin eyeshadow brush and apply a little to just below my bottom lower lash line for extra defintion. Then I take the white shade of the palette and apply it to the inner corner and below brow bone area. Of course no eye look is complete without mascara, I take my Scandals eye mascara and apply 2 coats onto my lashes to make them thick and long, then to get rid of clumps and to make them even longer I take my waterproof mascara and apply it over the top and then to my bottom lashes to open up my eyes. EYES = DONE.
Hello lips... If my lips are feeling dry I will take a my 'little blue tin' and just apply that first and let that sink into my lips, then I take my Revlon lip stain and apply that evenly, then I apply my natural collection lip gloss and BAM, beautiful lips.
Then to finish I will usually leave it at that but if I'm going on a really long day, or an important occasion I will use a setting spray, but in theory thats it! Typing this has taken forever, but this only takes me a maximum of just under 10mins! AMAZING!
I don't know whats go into me posting so much, I'm just in a blogging mood, If you want to see an specific posts or pages leave them in the comment and I shall reply asap! Thanks for reading, please follow and comment!
Love Ellie x


I seem to have posted loads, and tried to resist posting today.. but as you can tell I couldn't. I have recently been obsessed with the whole 'collar-out-of-jumper' look, and anything to do with peter pan collars, then I found COLLAR TIPS.
not my own photography credit to fashion.allwomenstalk.com
not my own photography, credit to babygothgirl.blogspot.com
omg, I'm obsessed, I could have had sooo many pictures, but thought I'd stick to two. But type into google images 'Collar tips' you will be overwhelmed with the beauty of collars. I'm going to be buying about 2 million different types of collar tips (slight over exaggeration. probably more like 10 pairs..), and just customising any shirt with a collar on I can find. I think the whole collar look is so easy to do, yet looks amazing and like you've spent ages on what your wearing. It can be dressed up or down so is perfect for any occasion! It just makes me happy thinking about it! Any materials work, and colours, ANYTHING. I JUST LOVE COLLARS.
*calm down ellie...* So yeah...I thought I would share my love for collars, and collar tips with you. So if you have any other tips on how to style collars, or customise them or whatever leave them in the comments, and I'll be sure to read and reply to them!
Thanks for reading, I have another post I'm working on, so that should also be up today or tomorrow as well because this was meant to be up yesterday but I ran out of time!
Thanks again, follow and comment!
Love Ellie x

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

not another review...

So today I have another review! This time its on the 'Bourjois healthy mix serum gel foundation' which I recently purchased from Boots, and I love. One thing I must apologise for is the TERRIBLE photo quality and lighting, as you all know it's winter so therefore the lighting goes quicker, and my camera doesn't like dark weather, so I have to work around that. I WILL FIND A WAY. but, don't judge my pictures, hopefully they'll never be like this again!

The bottle.. I apologise for the flash, only way to get a half decent picture in this lighting!

Hand swatch, sorry about the pen on my hand...

My shade 51, the lightest shade.
  As you can tell from the amount of 'bottle pictures' its a gel foundation, I'm not too sure of the difference between gel foundation and normal foundation (I know you can get like different types, just I don't know what the difference is! aha) but anyway... I would say that its a light/medium coverage but if layered it could defiantly be a full coverage foundation.
I apply a thin layer all over my face evenly, and its blurs redness a little and imperfections. I wouldn't say that it completely covers imperfections but defiantly makes them less obvious. But like anything if you apply more you would get a fuller coverage.  I don't have perfect skin, and I do love makeup and never want to be restricted with what I can wear because of my skin so I do wear foundation but I never wear a lot, and I know from previous experiences some foundations and BB creams do irritate my skin, and cause me to break out, but this foundation certainly doesn't.
The smell is too die for, it doesn't have that weird 'you-know-its-makeup' smell, it smells incredibly fruity and delicious. On the front and back of the packaging it say that it contains litchi, goji and grenade, I'm going to be completely honest and say I have know clue what fruits they are but they smell amazing. I brought this product because I heard people rave about it and its smell and I have to agree.
One thing though is that they didn't have the best range of skin shades, so if you where of a darker skin tone, its hard to find the right shade. I'm very pale so shade 51 is perfect! Another thing is that the price is a little more expensive than most drugstore foundations, it was originally £10.99, but I paid £7.99 for it! RESULT.
This was just a quick review, so to sum it up. I LOVE IT, and will be repurchasing it again! But if you have anymore suggestions on any type of product you'd like me to review, leave it in the comments!
Must dash!
Love Ellie x

Monday, 14 January 2013


So I'm sorry about the lack of posts this weekend, I was so busy with homework and we had visitors.. so it was pretty hectic..
Anyway, getting on with the post... I have an obsession... DOC MARTINS. It's official, Look at these bad boys...

(excuse the dodgy pictures, I didn't have time to edit them, and really wanted to post this today!)
 These are my matte black Doc martins, I'm not sure of the specific name of them, as when I got them they didn't say, but they may be the 'broken in' style, but I have no clue. Oh, but they do have bouncy souls, and were £100 (if that helps!).
Anyway moving on from what they are, they are so comfortable it's like your walking on clouds covered in marshmallows. I got these for Christmas, but sadly they were too small so a few days later we went and got the right size (size 5). They  were quite easy to break in, which was a plus. I had heard that they were horrible at breaking in, and would cause my feet to swell up, so I was pretty apprehensive about that, but they were fine. They needed a tiny bit of walking in the house just to loosen the stiff leather but after walking about a bit in the house, I then wore them to town and on days out and they just felt like normal shoes, apart from the fact that it felt like walking on clouds covered in marshmallows.
I tend to wear my Doc's with my topshop thick leggings (there really thick and warm, and don't show your pants, and I'm obsessed with them), and a bit over sized jumper tucked in, or a shirt tucked in, just anything really. But all I would suggest is make sure that you have tight fitting trousers on, or really really skinny jeans, otherwise it may look a bit.. odd..
When it gets to 'short' weather, (but not flip flop weather!!) I will probably wear them not done up for a more casual 'thrown on' look, with a over sized shirt, statement necklace and just go for a chilled out look.
For events and posh occasions I would wear my topshop high-necked, green, Aztec dress, with black tights, a leather jacket and of course a statement necklace, and most likely high messy bun to show off the neckline more. (I actually wore that outfit on new years eve...)
So yeah, I had to do a post on my Doc's as I'm in love with them, and really want more, so I imagine by next year I will have another pair *fingers crossed*.
I apologise again for the lack of posts over the weekend, but yeah I have a lot planned for January, and even a collaboration with Imogen off 'eloquenceandflair' (check her blog out!).
That's it for now, please follow for updates of my posts etc...
Love Ellie x