Sunday, 31 October 2010

Project 365 - Day 262 (31/10/10)

Day 262:  HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!  I had a party with my nieces and nephews, then went trick or treating.  Unusual trainers, animal print PJ onesie and a halo.  My face is also painted 'like a leopard' by my 6 year old niece.  Got some great looks while out trick or treating.

Much love

Project 365 - Day 261 (30/10/10)

Day 261:  Sorry this is late, I had a late night and have only just got to my computer.  A very touristy picture but I was on an amazing boat-bar on the Thames and the view was pretty awesome (though you can't really see it).  I had a lovely day in the Capital, not working but eating, watching a musical and drinking.  I wore my beloved brown boots, jeans, New Look t-shirt and flowery blazer and my mum's pashmina.  I personally love this look, very easy to wear but quite cool.

Much love

Saturday, 30 October 2010

Project 365 - Day 260 (29/10/10)

Day 260:  I am definitely in the Halloween mood so my nails are orange and black in accordingly.  I love love love.  Of course.

Much love

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Project 365 - Day 259 (28/10/10)

Day 259:  I was very blue, black & white today.  Very co-ordinated for me (except my pink watch).  Leggings, zbra print dress, blue little hoody and blue necklace I got from BNTM live.  I also had my blue and black awesome nails from yesterday.

Much love

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Project 365 - Day 258 (27/10/10)

Day 258:  This dress is awesome, very summery but perfect for winter with boots, cardi & jacket.  Very good :)  I have to say my nails steal the look for me though:

I put a post up yesterday about a new nail varnish coming out from OPI in January called Black Shatter that created a shattered look on your nails.  Well I discovered Barry M already doing pretty much the exact same product called Nail Effects, it is only £3.95 so I bought it in my lunch break.  I have to say I am amazed by how it looks.  It such a brilliant effect and is so easy to do, my only complaint is that it dries very matt so I sealed it with clear nail varnish, which I don't usually bother doing.  Totally worth it though, I love the shiny look.  Ahhh I seriously love this and cannot wait to try lots of different undercoat colours!!

Much love

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Project 365 - Day 257 (26/10/10)

Day 257: This is the smartest thing I have worn in a very long time.  As far as I know it is an old dress of my sister-in-laws, which my sister wore last year for an interview.  It has been in my wardrobe ever since and seeing as I have yet to do my washing so have run out of clothes, I thought it was a great opportunity to try it on.  It fitted which is pretty funny as me, my sister and my sister-in-law are all very different shapes and sizes. A sign of a good dress I feel.

Much love

My Favourite - Month 8

I forgot to do this earlier in the month sorry, but my month 8 favourite came between the 11th September and 11th October and this was the winner from Day 221 (20/09/10).  I absolutely love this outfit, I just think it is really well put together (if I do say so myself) and all the pieces work together really well.  I love George at ASDA and this £16 dress!!

Black Shatter

Anyone who knows me and reads my blog knows I am obsessed with Nail Varnish.  Well today I discovered a new Nail Varnish which is part of the Katy Perry OPI collaboration collection.  It is called Black Shatter and it creates a cracked effect that can look slightly like leopard print.  I think it is amazing and it works really quickly which is very impressive.  It isn't out until 1st January 2011 so it will be on my wish list for the new year.  I can't wait.  Thanks to the OPI youtube channel you can check out a video of how it works below.

Monday, 25 October 2010

Project 365 - Day 256 (25/10/10)

Day 256: A mix here, my Primark dotty top & my PJ's. Jeans were annoying after a long day so got changed as soon I got in.

Much love

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Project 365 - Day 255 (24/10/10)

Day 255: Comfy!! Leggings, grey skirt, purple vest top & pink goody.

Much love

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Project 365 - Day 254 (23/10/10)

Day 254: Had a lovely day today. Wore my new boots, leggings, old topshop dress, denim shirt, mum's pashmina, watch and a new necklace.
This is a close up of the necklace, I got it from BNTM live show today. It's awesome and I love the colour. I am rocking the blue and orange today and loving it.
Much love

Friday, 22 October 2010

Project 365 - Day 253 (22/10/10)

Day 253: firstly Happy Birthday to my big sis - I got her PJ's. Her obsession is nearly as big as mine.

Today I wore my matalan maxi dress & now I am in bed wearing PJ's, duvet cover & cuddling truffles! He's awesome!

Much love

Nails (again!!)

I painted my nails this colour last week but forgot to put the pic up so here it is. Another George at ASD1 bargain, absolutely love that place now. It's a different kind of colour but I'm loving it. Very modern I think. Plus it lasted over a week with no chips and did not stain my nails - amazing!

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Project 365 - Day 252 (21/10/10)

Day 252: Jeans, new ASDA top and an ASOS necklace. I really thought this top was blue until today... I am obviously very wrong, though still confused.

Much love

New nails!!

Ohhhh I do love George at ASDA! This nail varnish was £1 from the fine establishment, I am very impressed.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Project 365 - Day 251 (20/10/10)

Day 251: Been a long day. Just home after leaving the house at 6.45am. This maxi has done me well though. Very comfortable! Also lasted all day in my new slightly heeled boots. A big accomplishment for me.

Much love

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Project 365 - Day 250 (19/10/10)

Day 250: Skinny jeans, baggy jumper & an awesome ASOS necklace that I kept playing with all day. Muchos fun

Much love

Monday, 18 October 2010

Project 365 - Day 249 (18/10/10)

Day 249: Awful pic. Long day. Pjs. Night :)

Much love

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Project 365 - Day 248 (17/10/10)

Day 248: I did eventually get out of these comfy clothes, now I am back in PJs. I love a Sunday.

Much love

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Project 365 - Day 247 (16/10/10)

Day 246: This maxi is my fave at the moment! And I can tie my hair up in a (very tiny) ponytail which I also love.

Much love

Friday, 15 October 2010

Project 365 - Day 246 (15/10/10)

Day 246: Pretty basic outfit; jeans, black vest top and cardi. I also wore an awesome headband (below) only £1 from George at ASDA, it's sparkly and fun.

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Project 365 - Day 245 (14/10/10)

Day 245: I am seriously in love with the winter maxi, it is amazing. With my new boots I feel so tall and elegant (not sure I am ever either of those things). This one was amazingly only £22, gotta love a Matalan bargain.

Much love

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Project 365 - Day 244 (13/10/10)

Day 244: An amazing day today with the news of the Chilean miners, the footage was compelling. Due to this I am dressed in boring clothes - far too many things going on.

Much love

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Project 365 - Day 243 (12/10/10)

Day 243: Fun day today, jeans and new top from George at ASDA (appears to be my New Look). It was only £8 - bargain!

Much love

Monday, 11 October 2010

Project 365 - Day 242 (11/10/10)

Day 242: Had a lovely fun day today, it was my nephews 2nd birthday. Ruched leggings, t-shirt and cardi. Very relaxed.

Much love

New Watch

I love birthdays! I am such a birthday person!! This is a lovely watch I got from my big sister for a present. It is rubbery and soft which I absolutely love. It also means it is very comfortable and fits my bizarrely skinny wrists and lower arms. I wanted a watch that was colourful and fun so it is in every colour please!

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Project 365 - Day 241 (10/10/10)

Day 241: This was a present from my big sis and I absolutely love it!! The most amazing thing EVER!!

Much love

Project 365 - Day 240 (09/10/10)

Day 240: I had a 60s theme birthday party, this was my outfit. Dress is genuine 60s from a vintage shop. Shoes from Peacocks, tights and earrings from New Look and hair band is a ribbon from a cake shop. I love my look. I genuinely think I was meant to live in the 60s.

I loved my make up. Especially with the help of Eyelure false eyelashes. The BEST false eyelashes I have ever used. They were amazing and I think you agree look surprisingly natural.

Much love

Friday, 8 October 2010

Project 365 - Day 239 (08/10/10)

Day 239: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME! I love my birthday, I am such a child about it. I went for lunch with my family today and spotted this from George at ASDA for £16. I absolutely love it and I'm wearing it with my new winter boots (despite the amazingly warm weather). I am glad I have a winter maxi as I do love a maxi, plus it is the perfect length. I am also wearing two rings and a lovely ASOS necklace I got from a goody bag on Monday night at the Britain's Next Top Model live final.

I spent the afternoon getting pampered with a manicure and a pedicure which included heated boots (very bizarre for me). It was luxury, my first ever pedicure.

Much love

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Project 365 - Day 238 (07/10/10)

Day 238: Another early birthday pressie which just had to be featured. Lovely and very comfy PJs from Next, my closest know me so well!

Much love

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

BNTM final

So Monday night was the first live of Britain's Next Top Model and I was privileged enough to be a part of the audience and wangle a sparkly wrist band to the after show party.

I thought it was amazing. I've heard some dodgy stuff about how it was received but from the sidelines it was definitely a show and a half. The three girls rocked it out and it was a surprising show from start to finish. Tiffany won the title and I honestly believe that all three were worthy winners but Tiff truly is able to rule the runway. She has presence and beauty that truly resonates. I managed to have a bit of a chat with Joy who came third and although I'm sure disappointed, she was truly happy for Tiff and really excited about moving on with her career. It will not be the end for any of these three girls.

The stage with images of the 2 finalists Winner Tiff with the Judges

After getting to the after show party, thanks to Alisha, I met the judges and a number of the finalists including fourth place Charlotte who is just as amazing and lovely in person as she was on the show. I also met my favourite from last years show Jade, who like the finalists was absolutely lovely and so genuine and beautiful in person.

With fourth place, the lovely Charlotte

Julien Macdonald and Grace Woodward were amazing and very nice to me as I was very much a geek when meeting them. Though I did try to apologise for my lameness.

With judge Julien Macdonald With judge Grace Woodward

All in all I cannot wait until the next series starts, I'm sure it will be even better. I'd love an invite ;)

Project 365 - Day 237 (06/10/10)

Day 237: Right my outfit was very boring today (tights, shorts & t-shirt) until I got this early birthday present, these amazing boots from Next. I love love love them. I only have my DMs for waterproof wear so I wanted some boots that weren't quite as casual. They even have a slight heel which is amazing for me to wear!! And they fit my very wide calves - a miracle.

Much love

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Project 365 - Day 236 (05/10/10)

Day 236: OK I have been putting PJs up a lot recently but honestly, except for an hour commute home I wore them ALL day today. So accepted I believe. My 2 year old nephew was also much more impressed by these when he saw me today than he was by my dress yesterday so I must look good...

Much love

Project 365 - Day 235 (04/10/10)

Day 235: Argh this failed to send yesterday and I've only just noticed. So so sorry!

Well I was at the live final of Britain's Next Top Model (write up and pictures tomorrow) and it was awesome. As you can see in this pic I was extremely excited, I think that may explain my weird pose!

I wore my beloved dress me and my mum made with black accessories; heels, tights, belt and leather jacket. Kept it simple.

Much love

P.S. Some of you eagle eyed viewers may have caught me in the audience.

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Project 365 - Day 234 (03/10/10)

Day 234: I spent 90% of my day in my PJs today, so pretty much a PJ day. I love it. Plus I love its the weather for the return of my cow print PJs. YAY!

Much love

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Project 365 - Day 233 (02/10/10)

Day 233: Leggings, shorts and baggy jumper. Nice and warm!!

Much love

Friday, 1 October 2010

Project 365 - Day 232 (01/10/10)

Day 232: Er... deja vu. This is my problem when I buy new clothes, I wear them loads!! Zebra dress and leggings again.

Much love

High tea with BNTM final three...

Yesterday I was privileged enough to meet the final 3 contestants from Britain's Next Top Model and as I absolutely love the Next Top Model series' I was pretty much in heaven. And having watched these 3 on TV for some months before this meet and greet, going for a trip to the ladies room with them felt a little surreal....

The three girls Tiff, Joy and Alisha are all lovely and really made me realise that I now don't know who I want to win. They were all so charming and lovely and are really taking the pressure of the competition completely in their stride.

Tiff was much more quiet than I expected but far from seeming like she lacked confidence or that she was aloof, instead she seemed mature and reflective and genuinely like she was taking in the experience, listening and enjoying the chat. She was far from untalkative though, the three of them together could talk for hours; a lovely sign of a true friendship.

Joy seemed the most at ease when we first met, a massive smile and happy to talk. She was, like the others, honest and open. She had hilarious stories, my favourite being about her pet squirrel Nutty, and was extremely engaging while talking. Joy was extremely down to earth and seemed to find solace in her family and friends.

Alisha who, as she admits, was portrayed as a joker and confident was telling us of her insecurities which yes I think are there but far from holding her back, make her endearing and extremely friendly. She was definitely very witty and once you got her talking she could entertain you for hours.

In general the girls were all of course stunning but I was surprised by how natural they all were and how open and honest they were. They were happy to reel off stories about the highs and lows of the competition and reveal things that were not shown on TV. I was particularly surprised, however, by how many negative comments have been made about these girls and understandably how much it has hit them and those around them. These girls do understand that negativity shouldn't beat them down but for girls thrown into the limelight it is of course going to take its toll from time to time.

All in all I had a great few hours and found the girls absolutely brilliant, especially considering the pressure that was on them with the final just a few days away. I can honestly say whichever one of them wins will not take it for granted. I think they all deserve the win and I can not wait to see how their careers will blossom in the future.

Prepare for more posts...particularly after the live final on Monday.

Project 365 - Day 231 (30/09/10)

Day 230: Well I got to meet the finalists from Britain's Next Top Model and it was amazing (blog post coming up). I decided to do dressed down as I couldn't decide what to wear. Wore new purple pumps, leggings, shorts, baggy t-shirt from the New Look sale and Primark cardi. I was wearing my leather jacket but was too hot in the hotel.

Much love