Sunday, 30 October 2011

An Aussome Time at the Aussie-versary Party!

So did you see what I did there, with the title, hysterical right? Moving on... Last night (Saturday or Caturday depending on who you are...) was the Aussie-versary party in Century Club, London. It. Was. Fantastic. Seriously, Aussie really do know how to throw a summer party - amazing food, music, free Aussie hair products, sparklers, decorations, styling stations and some lovely people too! Everything you need to have a great party was right there! Including topless Aussie lifeguards/models apparently, one who made having a snozzage snack quite sleazy... If I wasn't so hungry I would have ignored him, but they were good sausages and who am I to pass up free food?! Our little group even had a model/waiter/comedian who had realised how much of a fan we were to the canapes and came to us first with the new trays - always a plus to make friends with the men carrying champagne and food! 

Moving away from the food note, which is one if not stopped I will continue on, the night was brilliant. The styling stations allowed you to get your hair, make up and nails done (although I only had my hair done) which was great and definitely put you in the party mood. There was great music, which led to, if I don't say so myself, some bloody fantastic dancing - Britain's Got Talent auditions, right there. One of the best parts was meeting the bloggers you follow and actually making new friends, there were some fantastic people there and was nice to come away actually meeting some of the people you follow on Twitter! Especially finding out one who is applying to the same GTP as me! 
Now to bombard you all with pictures!

Aussie-versary themed make up: Urban Decay: Half-Baked, Smog, Darkhorse; Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner; Chanel Eye Kohl; Benefit 'They're Real' Mascara.

Whole make up look using MAC Studio Sculpt foundation and concealer; No7 Soft Damsel Blush; Clinique Honeynut lipstick

Aussie Beach Waves hair, thanks to Zara hair stylist

Aussie-versary outfit: Coat - H&M; Dress - Dorothy Perkins; Belt - Jane Norman; Shoes - Next.

Styling Stations

The once full Aussie hamper

The fabulous bloggers we met :-)

Sleazy Sausage Model

The products I brought home: Aussie Lucious Long Leave-In Conditioner; Miracel Moist Shampoo; Reconstructor Three Minute Conditioner; Take The Heat Leave-In Spray.

Thank you again Aussie, absolutely incredible night and my hair smells fantastic today after using the my Aussie products! Now, I'm off to spend the remainder of my Sunday preparing to go back to my old school tomorrow as a trainee History teacher - scared!

What's your favourite Aussie product?


Monday, 24 October 2011

Keep Calm and Put Rollers In - The 1940s Look.

Hello lovelies! Hope you are all having a marvellous Monday, and the sun is shining wherever you are, like it is here.
Anyway, for the post today we are zipping on back to the classic and elegant styles of the forties - where going out in a wide brim hat was the norm not something reserved for the beach.  Generally when you think of the forties it is that of the victory rolls, good ol' Rosie or the golden girls of the silver screen, but those looks were not generally the every day look for our make-do and mend women,  as they didn't have the time or resources to keep it like that. So today, I have attempted to recreate an every-day 1940s look, using hair rollers (just normal ones, not heated), hairspray and some pins! So here's the photo evidence:

Vintage 1940s hat: Candy Says; Dress: Dorothy Perkins; Shoes: John Rocha; Curlers: Denman's Thermocurlers & Boots Self Grip; String of Pearls.
So there's the look, sort of the process of it anyway. The rollers came from boots are half are Denman's Thermographic Self Grip curlers - they are fantastic but quite pricey! The others are just normal self grip curlers, which work well too! But make sure to get clips to hold them in when they are under a hair net or head scarf because they can fall out quite easily. I left these curlers in, after rough drying my hair first, for a few hours and it worked well! Used a bristle brush instead of my usual paddle brush because that would have brushed all the curls out, but the bristle brush allowed me to brush them out and style them more easily! So after giving them a gentle brush into a style, pinned back one side with a flower, hairsprayed it solid and da-dah! You are all ready to go to a blitz party!

Make up wise it was the usual culprits - Urban Decay, MAC, Bobbi Brown and No7 at boots.

Going to sign off here for now, get an apron on and get baking! Have a lovely day!


Much love,

Monday, 10 October 2011

Pretty in Pink.

Hello my lovelies!

Hope everyone is having a good week so far, and enjoying being able to splurge on the autumn fashion now that it has actually turned cold and not being freakishly hot for October! Though I am missing the sunshine, have to admit I am enjoying being able to wear all my new autumn outfits!
Anyway, I haven't blogged about my massive clothes haul that I have been working on since finding out I couldn't go on my trek, partly because I wear them too much to be able to get them all together for photos, and also due to the fact I am still waiting for some things to arrive! But anyway, I thought I would share a couple of the items bought recently that I'm a little in love with and have taken me away from my 'no pink' stance on clothes! Plus, I am beyond happy that the fashion is coming back round to the styles of 1930s - 50s, even if it does make my spending go a little higher! Anyway, here is part one of the massive autumn clothes haul, the picture isn't great, but it shows the outfit well I think:

Cardigan: H&M; Top: New Look; Belt: Jane Norman; Chiffon Midi Skirt: New Look.

 As usual, went for the more vintage inspired look adding to it with my beloved pearl necklace. I love these shades of pink, because they're such soft, pastel shades that have the vintage-feminine feel to them! The midi skirt was one of the best buys as the material is quite floaty and silky which is lovely to wear, plus with the elasticated waistband it means you can wear it higher or lower depending on how you feel. Definitely thinking about getting some more, with my eye on a red pleated one especially. 

Anyway, this is just part of the massive clothes haul that have been speedily collecting since not being able to go trek, shall keep updating when I have the time. Currently, I am doing experience in schools to become a history teacher, so coming home absolutely shattered! 

What is everyone's autumn musts? Are you liking the vintage inspired fashion that has come back in?