Monthly Archives: January 2012
Bit of a change up to the usual Friday Favourite’s but here are some of the things I have been loving this week:
I love false eyelashes for a night out but I like to keep them looking as natural as possible which is why these criss cross eyelashes that only over half the lash are amazing and give the main parts of your lashes volume without you looking like you might cause a gale every time you blink! Get yours now from Boots or http://www.headcovers.com/t/wigs/eyebrows-lashes/193/4/
Finding that New Years Resolution to be healthier a bit harder than you thought, have a look at my favourite smoothie recipe discovered on laurenconrad.com it may look a bit odd but tastes amazing! Orginal post here – http://lindawagner.net/blog/2011/03/green-smoothie-for-weight-loss/
This has to be one of my favourite Marilyn Monroe pictures such an icon mixed with my favourite type of dance!
Possibly on of the funniest videos I have seen! This will brighten up your Friday afternoon!
Have a good weekend everyone! xx
Everyone has their own playlist that helps them get through that session at the gym and I am forever changing mine and trying out news things. So when I noticed on Choice FM’s website yesterday that they had a list of the the best urban songs to do a workout too so I thought I would give it a try at the gym last night. Now while some of them were great, some of them I just could not work with so I have taken a few songs out and put a few choices of my own in, this all depends on your taste in music of course but urban and pop lovers will appreciate this I am sure!
1. Super Bass – Nicki Minaj
2. Sweat (David Guetta Remix) – Snoop Dogg
3. How We Roll (feat. Tanya Lacey) – Loick Essien
4. Jumpin’ Jumpin – Destiny’s Child
5. Pass Out – Tinie Tempah
6. Beautiful People (feat. Benny Benassi) – Chris Brown
7. In Da Club – 50 Cent
8. Run the World (Girls) – Beyonce
9. We Found Love (feat. Calvin Harris) – Rihanna
10. Frisky – Tinie Tempah
11. Crazy In Love – Beyonce
12. Holiday – Dizzee Rascal
13. Do You Feel What I Feel? – JLS
14. Yeah 3X – Chris Brown
15. Only Girl (In the World) – Rihanna
16. Earthquake – Labrinth
Want to take a look a Choice FM’s suggestion find them here http://www.choice-fm.co.uk/photo-galleries/ultimate-urban-workout-anthems/
What song gets you through your workout? I’d love to know!
The app titled ‘Vogue Daily News’ will keep you in the know of all the fashion action, give you access to the best names and faces of the fashion world via Vogue’s live Twitter feed. The sharing functionality also allows you to share your favourite news pieces and reports with friends by email, Facebook and Twitter.
“The Daily News on VOGUE.COM has become one of the strongest elements of the site over the last 15 years, bringing the latest updates and the most inspirational, stylish stories into the limelight throughout the day every day – whether you’re interested in the latest on the YSL vs. Louboutin court battle; the best new fashion labels; strongest trends; or just want to know which supermodel is wearing what and where every day, we offer the latest and most trusted fashion news resource. The fact that our readers can now read it on their phones will be a fantastic advantage,” said VOGUE.COM editor Dolly Jones.
Download your ‘Vogue daily News’ app from the iTunes store now at http://itunes.apple.com/app/vogue-daily-news/id490116519?affId=1860684&mt=8&u1=web
It’s that time of the week again and here are some of the things I have been loving this week….
We all love a statement ring and this one really caught my eye! Topshop do come out with some fab rings!
What a way to spice up your shirt in the office! This 2 tone shirt from Misguided mixes it up as always! Add a chunky necklace and make that tough day at work that little bit better.
My Flash Trash is an online Jewellery Boutique founded by Made in Chelsea’s Amber Atherton and includes some amazing jewellery worn by celebs such as Jessie J and Misha Barton, check it out at http://www.myflashtrash.com/ now.
Probably one of my favourite quotes ever, we all need a new pair of shoes when we are feeling low or just feel like a treat.
Have a great weekend!
After an amazing success in November Versace decided to collaborate with H&M once again with a collection this time made up of cruise wear. The Cruise 2012 collection launched exclusively online in the UK yesterday and sold out almost immediately. The H&M Web site crashed at 6:30 a.m, H&M UK tweeted: “We’re very sorry for the tech problems during today’s #VersaceforHM launch. We’re working on expanding capacity for more visitors.”
H&M then sent out an official statement
“We apologize to all the customers who experienced technical problems when trying to shop online. Due to the high volume of customers shopping the Versace Cruise collection our website was down for a few hours. We have been working hard to solve the technical problems that occurred to avoid that this will happen again in the future. We of course hope that as many customers as possible had the possibility to shop. This is a limited, one off collection which is supposed to sell out in a couple of days, but the interest from our customers highly exceeded anything we could have expected.”
Versace fans do not need to worry; items from the Versace H&M Cruise 2012 collection are now available on eBay for your purchasing pleasure however this comes at a cost as the prices have shot up almost four times the original price tag. The most-coveted items include the fruit printed dresses, tops and heels.
This new collection titled the ‘Cruise’ collection see’s a lot of pastels, gold accessories and fruity prints. Women’s wear includes camisoles, blouses, white jeans, belts, flowing caftans, fruity bikinis, gold stiletto sandals and charm bracelets. Menswear includes blazers, brightly hued T-shirts, pleated shorts and a lavish bathrobe.
The retro 50s vibe of the Cruise 2012 line is a striking contrast to the Fall 2011 collection that was founded on 90s sexy decadence. The collection is Donatella Versace’s second and final line for H&M.
So the case of Louboutin vs YSL continues! Christian Louboutin has taken another blow in its case to protect its red sole trademark.
The case, which began in April 2010, may not be settled for months to come. Those of you who are like me and love Louboutins will know how much the colour means to them and I know I am not alone when I say that a brand such as YSL should respect this and if they want to launch a coloured sole they should go with something different even if it is a different shade of red. I have to say I do not agree with the statements made below;
A group of eminent law professors has sided with YSL. The academics – from some of the US’s most famous law schools – have filed a brief with the Federal Court of Appeals in Manhattan urging the court not to allow Louboutin to “monopolise” the colour. “A woman who buys red shoes is doing so for a reason,” the brief argues. “Red shoes have a particular meaning to her and to others that cannot be supplied or even approximated by shoes of a different colour. Given the substantial creativity involved in both fashion design and fashion consumption, courts should not lightly allow one particular competitor to monopolise particular fashion submarkets.”
I do hope this case will be sorted soon in favour of Louboutin.
Christian Louboutin has become the first “guest creator” in the history of legendary Parisian cabaret club Le Crazy Horse. The fabulous shoe designer celebrated this by posing for a portrait with 2 cabaret dancers in Louboutins of course!
“Crazy Horse isan iconic Paris monument, a monument to dance, a fantastic, modern idea of the celebration of women for women,” Louboutin said.
“I am interested in all things that celebrate and enhance the female form,” Louboutin said. “Because of what I do, for these numbers I have focused on the lower half of the body, rather than the top. The language of legs can express any and every feeling, and without giving too much away, the body becomes the Flame.”
“Christian Louboutin and Crazy Horse Paris are symbols of Parisian life whose worlds know no borders,” Andrée Deissenberg, managing director of Crazy Horse Paris Group, said. ”They share the same sources of inspiration – women, of course, but also the world around them – and both are exceptionally skilled at producing unique and surprising creations. This is why Christian Louboutin was the natural choice as our first guest creator.”
One of the big events of the year ‘The Golden Globes’ happened last night and the stars were out in full force.
Among the prize-winners at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California. were George Clooney, The Artist, Madonna, The Descendants, Michelle Williams and Meryl Streep who was named Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama) for playing former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady.
In the TV categories, Kate Winslet, Downton Abbey and Homeland also took home awards, with host Ricky Gervais poking fun at the likes of Kim Kardashian, Justin Bieber and Eddie Murphy during his opening speech.
Now the big winners have been discussed its time for my favourite part….the dresses of course! There were so many amazing dresses but I have put my top 10 below for you. Enjoy!
Best Actress in a Television Drama winner Claire Danes looks stunning in this black and white J. Mendel gown.
Angelina Jolie brought the glamor in a white Versace gown with red accents.
Reese Witherspoon looks ravishing in a curve-hugging Zac Posen.
Jessica Alba shows off her incredible post-baby body in a bejeweled Gucci gown.
Actress Jenna Dewan oozes sex appeal in an eye-catching Marcia Lucia Hohan frock.
Kate Beckinsale smolders in a cream Cavalli.
Nicole Kidman looks better than ever in this curve-hugging beaded Versace.
Nicole Richie sparkles in a backless Julien MacDonald.
Nobody pulls off a red carpet number quite like supermodel Heidi Klum.
Mila Kunis opts for a seductive sheer black number.
For the full list of nominations and winners visit http://www.goldenglobes.org/nominations/
Here are some of the things I have been loving this week:
I know I have featured this earlier in the week but Kandee Shoes are amazing! They have a fab sale on and are such amazing shoes!
I got this charm for Christmas and it is perfect for me! I love the Thomas Sabo Charms they are very reasonably priced and soo many option to choose from.
The new Vogue Feb 2012 edition! It makes me think of summer with all its bright colours.
And finally my friends amazing website redesign! Need a make-up artist then take a look at http://helen-andrew.com/
Have a good weekend xx
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1. Use a medium-size round brush to apply charcoal gray powder in an arch shape just above the crease of the lid. Then blend down to the lash line.
2. Trace the upper lash line with a soft black pencil, then gently smudge with your fingertip.
3. With a smaller, firm-bristle brush, press a gunmetal shade into the lower lash line.
4. Apply a pale silver powder to the inner corners of the eyes to lighten the overall effect.
5. Pile on mascara.
Bam! Amazing eye make up for a night out! I recommend Benefits Smokin’ Eyes pallet to give you the perfect tools you need!