Friday, 12 April 2013

Cute skater skirt with a grungy vibe

So I just decided to go for a bit of a different look today.
I actually really like how this turned out.I know some people wont like the contrast between the girly and the more grungy (top). I actually really like how it turned out. 

I will start with the accessories, I am wearing this authentic vintage bead necklace that I actually got given from my great auntie (I don't know where you can find one).

I am then wearing my new watch from urban Outfitters. I then matched this mint purse from primark to match the skirt. I have found a similar one here.

My shoes I got from H&M I think you can also get them in black (which I think would work better here) and pink.

My Jumper is from Internacionale (no longer available) I just tucked it into my skirt to give it a baggy and more relaxed look. It also shows off the waist of the skater skirt and gives more shape. 
I am wearing a simple black tights; as you can seen it is raining and cold :(
My skirt is also from H&M from the kids section years ago. I only rediscovered this a few weeks ago.
My hair is just curled with my remington curling wand.

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Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Get the look ~ bold biker chick

Get the look ~ bold biker chick

Lipsy strapless cocktail dress
$200 -

Jason Wu cropped moto jacket

Ash suede wedge sneaker
$230 -

$73 -

Collection 2000 Cream Puff ~ Lip creams

I recently re-discovered the collection 2000 cream puff lip creams. I just really wanted to wear a pink lip and when rummaging in my lip draw I came across it and suddenly remembered how much I love this product. Last summer (no exaggeration) I wore this every single day.

So here is a swatch of the pink one that is my favourite, in the shade 'Cotton Candy'. This colour is a really nice soft pink. Though what I love about this product is that they are really buildable. You can make the colour really soft or really vibrant just by     applying them differently.

 The swatch here shows my other cream puff in the shade 'Powder Puff' This colour is a nude colour and is a great alternative to wearing a concealer or foundation on your lips. You could also use this as a base before applying a colour to make the colour more bold. To be honest I really don't know what I was thinking when I bought this product (in this shade), I am way too pale to pull this off. Though I have gotten my use out of it as I have used it in many of my videos. I can't say I didn't like it as it is the same formula to the 'Cotton Candy' shade though just personally the colour was all wrong for me. For a nude I thought: it wasn't orangie, it didn't dry out my
lips, it looked really natural and it was really pigmented. So I think this would
 be worth a go if you like a nude lip.
Here is a swatch of both of the shades I own side by side.

Here are the same swatches just blended out. As you can see they do blend really well.

As this product is a powder when it dries, I have actually been using it as a blush. It blends really well. I just put a few dots in a diagonal line on my cheek and then blend. You could even use a kabuki brush. I have found that the colour of 'cotton candy' is literally identical to the powder blush from natural collection in the shade 'pink cloud' that I have been adoring recently. So the cream puff could be a replacement, especially if I am travelling as it is smaller and is a 2 in 1.

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Monday, 8 April 2013

Dark Skies | film review

Today I watched the latest movie from Scott Stewart, Dark skies. So I thought I would share my thoughts and my overall opinion of the film. Just in case anyone hasn't heard of the film here is an outline from IMDB:
As the Barret family's peaceful suburban life is rocked by an escalating series of disturbing events, they come to learn that a terrifying and deadly force is after them.

The film is a Sci-Fi, Horror, Thriller. I have to say when I heard that this film was from the creators of Paranormal Activity and Sinister I did immediately drop any expectation I had (I know you shouldn't judge a book by its cover or a horror film by its producer but I couldn't help it). Apart for that, I literally went into this movie not knowing anything about the story or anyone else's opinion. I didn't even know who stared in it.

For the fist half an hour you kind of forget that it is a horror as it does get a bit boring. There is a lot of talkie bits and nothing major happens. I would say that towards the last half of the film things start to happen. If you haven't heard any other reviews of this film you might not know that this film has sooo many cliché horror moments it does get a bit unbearable (I lost count of how many times I rolled my eyes while I was watching this film). Such as the creepy child drawing with crayon that many people have claimed was copied from the recent movie 'Mama' though even I (who is relatively new to the horror scene) have seen many films do this before.

As for the Acting, I was really impressed with Keri Russell I thought she was really convincing as a mother and I really did get sucked in to the story. I thought all of the family members were believable though a huge thing that happened in this film that really annoyed me was the character Edwin Pollard who (as in many other films with week story lines do) came into the story kind of randomly (I thought the fact that she just came across him on the internet and he happened to live up the road from them was really unrealistic) he just gave them all the answers and knew everything and basicly was just there to fill a massive gaping hole in the story.

Another thing that I hated about this film was that they didn't try to come up with another idea for the alien they just went along with the stereotypical alien (WHY?!) with the bright light and the huge head. I just don't understand, they had a great opportunity to make a really creepy alien and they didn't! *throws hands in the air*

I feel like this film would be a really good watch for any horror nerd (like myself) who just want a good film to watch. I think as soon as you start questioning things in the story you will start to find faults, though I kind of feel like the people who made this movie were hoping you aren't going to do that (hi there).

I gave this film a 6/10 on IMDB. If you have seen this film and want to share your opinion or just give a star rating please leave it in the comments.
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