December 2010Cherry Pie : December 2010

31 December 2010

Accessorize Molten Copper Nail Polish

Does everyone remember when the Swarovski Crystal Manicure popped up on the scene? I remember first seeing it on This Morning as Holly Willoughby got her toe nails crystallised. I was jealous, of course and wanted it done immediately, but unfortunately didn't have the money.

So instead, I asked Santa for a sparkling Molten Copper Nail Polish from Accessorize and gave myself a Crystal Manicure, ignoring the fact that this certain Manicure is more bronze than Crystal. Sssh.

At first, I splodged the Polish on top of a coat of Rock Star Idol Polish, but today I decided to make my nails dazzle with the Molten polish on every nail.

The polish from Accessorize is a very reasonable £4 and comes in a cute 10ml pot. The Molten Copper polish is pure glitter so can't really be painted on like a normal polish, instead I dabbed it on in two layers. It dries incredibly quickly but does need a clear top coat as the finish is rather jagged and raised. Don't worry too much about applying it neatly, as glitter polishes are quite hard to handle, instead just sit back and enjoy the sparkles.

Accessorize have a whole range of nail polishes, many of which will be making their way into my collection. Overall, I really love the final look, perfect for New Years Eve.

21 December 2010

New Years Resolutions

Millions of people all over the world make New Years Resolutions, often silly ones that they aren't going to stick to come the end of January and often ones that are so far fetched that there's no way they can stick to them...I've been thinking about mine for 2011 and I wondered if making my resolution to get a Journalism related job within the year is one of those that is too hard to achieve?!

I could make it a little simpler and say that in 2011 I want to gain some more Journalism experience, but why shouldn't I aim for what I want? Other people from my University course have already got jobs in the industry, but am I setting myself up for disappointment come this time next year?

Realistically, my resolution should be something along the lines of gaining more Journalism experience, applying for more jobs and generally being on my way up the career ladder.

What does everyone think?

On a less serious note, some more resolutions of mine are:

1. To work harder on all of the websites I write for, updating more frequently. Including this blog!
2. Gain another 100 followers on my blog!
3. Read more books!
4. Generally write more features and articles.
5. Gain more work experience at a Magazine

I think those are some more realistic resolutions, and this time next year, I'll try to remember to let you know if I've stuck to them or not!

What are everyone else's resolutions?

20 December 2010

Primark Spring/Summer 2011 Lookbook

I am never very impressed with Primark, although I sit here in one of their basic jumpers, I have never really purchased a proper outfit from them. I do buy bits and pieces such as accessories and the odd t-shirt and jumper, but their products never look as good on the hangers as they do in the magazine pages and press shots.

I recently posted about their new Spring/Summer 2011 on, and I have to say, I am quite impressed with the images.

The Belted Chiffon shirt dress is by far my favourite piece from the collection. It's possibly something you'd see on sale in the likes of Urban Outfitters, but Primark are selling their version for an incredibly reasonable £15.

Although this isn't something I'd usually wear, I am looking forward to seeing it in stock in my local store and I really hope it looks as good in real life as it does in this image. I also, cannot wait to get my hands on that Mini Pocket Satchel!

This second outfit also caught my eye, mainly due to the candy red Pocket Stripe Crop Jumper which is very nautical without being over the top. I personally wouldn't team it with the Spotted Shorts but it's certainly a cute jumper, perfect for chilly evenings.

The 2 in 1 Chiffon Midi looks gorgeous in these photos, but it would drown me. My short little legs wouldn't be able to cope with the long flowing skirt, but I do love it so. I also particularly love the Cork Platforms which are due in store at the end of March.

These are just three of my favourites from the quite impressive Spring/Summer 2011 Lookbook, but as I mentioned before, whether they look good in real life is the big question. They certainly do well in the cost department as most of the pieces don't exceed £20, but the only downside is, that we have to wait until January and even February and March until we can get our hands on any of these beauties!

*Images courtesy of PRShots

17 December 2010

The Fashion Buzz!

I really need to start blogging more! I've started working at Sandbay Leisure Resort again, just over the Christmas holidays. It's not the best job in the world but it's easy for me to go back to during the holidays to earn some extra cash, plus, it's full board at the moment, which means less work for us!

Anyway, the main point of this post is to let you all know about a new website that I've started writing for.

After a particularly moany post on this very blog, about my lack of a Journalism related job, I was contacted by Ceri from The Fashion Buzz who asked if I wanted to write for her!

Of course, I said yes, and am now writing a weekly fashion related post for The Fashion Buzz.

My first post was about my favourite topic of the moment, the Peter Pan Collar Trend and my most recent talks about New Years Eve Party Accessories!

Hopefully, you'll check out the blog and I'll regularly post links here. :)

7 December 2010

Diechmann Grey Ribbon Lace Brogues

I was recently contacted asking if I wanted to review a pair of shoes

The shoes I received were the Grey Ribbon Lace Brogues which are selling for £12.99.

Personally, I've never worn Brogues and I've never been 100% sure of them either. I've admired them from afar but haven't felt comfortable enough to wear them myself, however, after trying this cute pair on, I've fallen in love with Brogues and can't wait to start wearing them for non review purposes!

The ribbon laces are a nice touch but I thought they might be a little impractical and will loosen through out the day, therefore, I think they would work better with normal thin Grey laces. The shoes come in a gorgeous rich Grey colour and are really soft to the touch and a black and white gingham pattern peeks out at me cheekily from the insides!

Most importantly, these shoes are comfortable and look great with my skinny jeans. (I was afraid they wouldn't.) They look exactly like the image used on the website which is a huge plus and I genuinely love these shoes, I have been converted!

P.S - Check out my first ever post on The Fashion Buzz

This post contains PR samples

6 December 2010

Eyeko lipgloss in Knightsbridge

I am not a lip gloss kind of girl. I'm a lip balm sort of person, a chapstick fan, so when I received the Eyeko Lipgloss in Knightsbridge shade as part of my Eyeko Ambassador gift, I thought to myself...'well, I probably won't ever wear it!'

However, after trying the product, I probably would wear it on special occasions. The colour is a slightly sparkly, pale pink which looks really nice once it's on. It was really easy to put on using the tube and thankfully wasn't sticky or tasty enough for my to keep licking off. Always a good point.

As soon as I removed the packaging, I was overwhelmed with a gorgeous bubblegum scent which I really love, unfortunately this scent doesn't really stick around once it's on.

At £6.50, I wouldn't buy it for myself as I wouldn't use it enough but for lipgloss fiends, it's quite a bargain. The lip glosses also come in 'Primrose Hill,' 'Shoreditch,' 'Soho,' 'Portobello' and 'Mayfair.'

The size is fairly reasonable so it won't get lost easily in your handbag. Eyeko's packaging is always girly and pretty, which I really like.

If you fancy buying yourself a Christmas treat, you can use my Ambassador code E12339 to get yourself a free gift when spending over £15.

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