Tuesday, 19 June 2012

My week In Instagram #2

OOTD | Olympic rings at St Pancras | Me and RUSSELL BRAND :D | Mojito's in Hammersmith | Late night Angus Stake house in Leicester Square | Piccadilly Circus| Krispy Kreme's | Tapa's at Westfield's | Sangria | Totally engrossed in this book | York's Olympic torch ceremony | Katy B

Thursday, 14 June 2012

OOTD "Orange Wednesday"

For the first time in what seems like ages me and Phil decided to go see "Rock Of Ages" last night with the orange Wednesday 2for1 we used to do this every Wednesday "date night" however since we moved into our flat in September this tradition soon disappeared, don't get me wrong we still do lots of other coupled-up things and make sure we go away for a couple of days every month like tomorrow were off to London till Sunday and seeing the "Love Of My Life" Russell Brand tomorrow and then seeing "The Million Pound Drop" being filmed on Saturday so we've got a fun packed weekend planned.

So here is my OOTD from yesterday,

Dress worn as top: Republic
Skirt: *Vintage (originally Dorothy Perkins) £2.99
Heels: Primark
Necklace: Primark 

My photo was took in the rush of the moment on our way out of the house and on my boyfriend's phone so I apologise for the not so great quality.

I was gonna take a photo of my recent Vintage buys and post them on here today but I'm currently tucked up in bed watching "The Only Way Is Marbs" as Im feeling very under the weather today :( so I'll make sure I do the post after I'm back from my weekend in London

Friday, 8 June 2012

My week in Instagram #1 ♥

Ombre nails | New hair | Mint nails | FOTD | Scarborough | Cute message on back of a toilet door at the seaside | Bingo | "Vintage" dress | Hare next to the train tracks

My home-town jubilee celebrations | Pimms O Clock | Home comforts | Grandma's baking | Bank Holiday Sunday: Me and Phil | BHS: Me and my oldest friend | Dairylea Lunchables | Cosmopolitan goodies | Candlelit bath & Wine

I've won tickets to the latitude festival

Since joining bblogger I've become an avid comper and I can happily say after comping for just under 2 weeks I've hit the jackpot 2x Tickets to "Tour De Latitude" and "The Latitude Festival" worth £400 :)

Check out the Line up

Tour de Latitude is set to encourage festival goers to reduce their carbon footprint by cycling their way to the festival in Suffolk, whilst raising funds for the charity Kenyan Orphan Project which supports orphans and vulnerable children in Kenya and Julie's Bicycle who help make environmental sustainability intrinsic to the creative industries.

Me and my boyfriend are going to be cycling from Ipswich which is 31 Miles away from the festival, I think I might be more excited about the bike ride there than the festival itself but don't get me wrong I'm so excited for the festival also.

The festival is from the 12th- 15th of July so you can expected a huge blog post on the bike ride and the weekend in future weeks :D

Saturday, 2 June 2012

May in Instagram photo's

Seen as though its now June and I'm yet to do an Instagram post I thought I'd make some collages of my past month on Instagram. Enjoy 

Boyfriend | York early on a Sunday morning | Sleepy Hamster | My first blog shoot | Cupcakes | Honey | Young Phil | London look | Glittery heels

Lipsy Dress | Smile| Tower Bridge | Tower of London| London by night | Chamber of secrets | Butter-beer | Privet Drive | Thorpe park

Saw | Chocolate frog | House Party | Black glittery nails| The courtyard fountain | York sweet story chocolate | pink lemonade | Summer glow | Me and phil at a friend's birthday party

Joe's birthday | Home-made pink lemonade | Ready to sunbathe | Picnic at the park| Rowntree Park | Daises | Daisy chain | Gourmet burger kitchen milkshake | Biscuits

Friday, 1 June 2012

How to: Ombre Nails

We all know how big the dip-dye trend is at the moment, right? its all over the catwalks and high streets right now and the trend has even taken to nail art.  I've seen many successful ombre’d nails and thought I'd give it a go. It wasn't as simple as I thought it would be and takes a few tries to get it right but I'm extremely pleased with the final result

What you'll need

* Two or more nail polishes of your choice
* A sponge ( Most people recommend using a make up sponge however as I didn't have any spare I just used your average kitchen sponge as we've got loads of unused ones)

L-R, Barry M Shocking Pink, Barry M Bright Purple, Barry M Berry


1. Firstly take your sponge and dip it in a glass of water then squeeze out all the excess so the sponge is damp not soaked.

2. Next take the sponge and  paint stripes of each colour next to each other starting from light to dark. Paint a couple of layers to prevent the sponge from drying up quickly 

3. Place the sponge nail polish side down on top of your nail and dab a few times in the same spot so the colours blend into one. 

4. Continue to follow step 3. on the rest of your nails it may take a lot of patience and reapplying of the nail polish to the sponge to complete all your nails

5. You should now have ombre nails, however expect a lot of excess nail polish around the tips of your fingers. To clean this up I got some cotton buds covered in nail varnish remover to get rid of the excess polish

6. Leave to dry and then apply a top coat.

And there you have it ombre nails

It took me a few attempts to get this right so don't give in if it doesn't work out first attempt.

Do you like the colours I choose? Have you tried ombre nails?