Friday, 9 December 2011

9.12.11 Today I'm Wearing....

Today I'm trying to go for warmer colours, teaming my beige skirt from Primark, with my new terracotta pussy bow blouse from Jane Norman, and my navy blue cardi from H&M. Idk what's happened to my hair today, a friend and I walked into town and got distracted by a zipwire in a children's play area so my hair is now even bigger than usual due to be overly windswept! Ah well, I actually quite like it! Huh, who'd have thought I'd ever say that I liked how my hair looked?!! xx

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Tiger Tiger Burning Bright

To make my potentially plain outfit more interesting, I've painting my nails with tiger stripes! The method is REALLY simple for this nail art. I've used Rimmel Lycra Pro in shade 440 Orange Bliss, and my black Model's Own Nail Art Pen.

1. Firstly, paint your nails in your orange nail colour. Two coats at least is best. 
2. When your varnish is dry, draw stripes on your nails to look like tiger print. It's best to keep the stripes going in the same direction - either horizontal curving up or horizontal curving down. If you mix between the two it looks strange. 

8.12.11 Today I'm Wearing...

Today I'm going a bit smart casual really. I'm wearing my bow pattern tights, my olive green shorts from New Look, my thin white cotton blouse from New Look and my navy cardi from H&M. Perhaps a rather simple outfit, but I'm comfy and it's getting towards the end of term so I'm getting more and more casual by the day!! xx

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

7.12.11 Today I'm wearing.....

Today I'm having a brown day. I'm wearing my slouchy brown and orange striped jumper from Dorothy Perkins, and my olive brown shorts from New Look. Along with, of course, my knee high tan boots. I'm starting to think they're the only shoes I brought to uni with me, I wear them all the time! I've even painted my nails to match my outfit as I was ridiculously energetic at 7:30 this morning when I woke up! The nail polish I've used is Barry M 'Mushroom' - I absolutely love it, and I find I often prefer darker colours of nail varnish in the winter, as if my mood for colour is dependant on the weather. What do you guys think - do you prefer to brighten your wardrobe during the darker months, or do you find yourself shrouding yourself in black? xx

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

6.12.11 Today I'm wearing...

Today I'm wearing one of my favourite dresses, its terracotta and has a print of small cats on it. I got it from the Clothes Show last year and absolutely love it. It's one of the items I wear which gets really mixed reactions, some people think it's adorable, others think that I must be crazy to wear something like this. I'm teaming it with a plain navy cardi today from H&M. I have a french grammar test in half an hour worth 10% of my module mark for this year, eeeek! What have you all been up to today? xx

Monday, 5 December 2011

Red and Green. Well, it is nearly Christmas!!!

Today I'm feeling Christmassy and have co-ordinated my feelings with the colours I'm wearing. I'm wearing my black leggings and tan knee high boots to try to keep my tootsies warm, and my emerald jumper dress from H&M along with my bright red summer coat from Primark to brighten up a dark day here in Canterbury. Can't say I was particularly warm walking round campus earlier, but that's what you get for leaving your two winter coats in various places around the country. Only 10 days until I'm home for the Christmas holidays though. Just got to get through a French grammar test and 3 English Lit essays before I go home!! How are you all getting into the Christmas spirit? x

Sunday, 4 December 2011

POW! Pop Art Nails

Another nail art design I experimented with whilst in Northampton was the POW! Pop Art nail design which has become popular recently. I was really happy with how they turned out! In contrast to my leopard skin nails, I stuck to two colours rather than three, but still alternated the base colour on each nail. 

I did my fingers as a simple spot design, with the POW! design on the thumb. I was quite annoyed though as I did the POW! design on my left thumb but then asked my sister to do it on my right, as I thought I'd mess it up left handed. But she messed it up as well so it ended up saying 'POV' :) Guess I'll just have to have more confidence in myself in future!!! 

1.12.11 - The Other Day I Wore.....

When in Northampton last weekend, my sister gave me one of her dresses which I've always borrowed whenever I can, and she's got fed up of. Apart from having a small rip along the bottom, the dress is lovely. I've now fixed the rip and I wore the dress - originally from Dorothy Perkins - with my pastel pink cardi from H&M and my tan knee high boots from New Look. 

Leopard Print Nails

Last weekend when I was in Northampton for my sister's 21st birthday, we went shopping and I bought some new nail varnishes, ANDDDD my new favourite toy, a nail art pen. So on Friday when her and her lovely housemates were at uni in lectures, I sat and procrastinated by painting my nails. The colours are all Barry M - £2.99 from Boots - in 'Blue Moon' 'Berry Ice Cream' and 'Strawberry Ice Cream'. The nail art pen is a model's inc black pen with 2 brushes for different details. The method is really simple :

1. Paint your nails in your chosen colour - 2 coats of Barry M is probably a minimum for me, as I think it looks faded otherwise with most colours.
2. Put spots of the second colour on top - you should only need one coat for the spots, as the dollop of colour will be quite concentrated rather than strokes of colour which are being spread over the nail. 
3. When you're sure that the nail varnish has dried (this can take a while!!!), draw 2/3 short lines around the edge of each spot, with gaps between the lines, and a few random lines on the base colour as well.
4. Wait for your nails to dry, and voila!! 

The Other Day I Wore....(30.11.11)

Firstly, sorry I haven't blogged in so long, I've had so much work to do that it's just fallen by the way-side. So yeah, prepare yourselves for 4 posts in quick succession whilst I catch you up! :)
On November 30th, I wore my little black dress from H&M, my new pastel pink cardi from H&M, and my black and white check shoes from Dorothy Perkins :) I was sooo cold all day though cause I kept forgetting to put my coat on before leaving my room for lectures, and it didn't stop raining all day!