Thursday, 30 July 2009

F.A.B Top Rated

Cheeeese yes, I know. But there are a lot of things I am loving and hating at the moment!

OH GREAT my camera just broke as I was preparing for this post noooo :'( Will have to make do with ones I can find from other sources. Gutted. This is the second time it has happened this year. Stay away from samsung cameras folks!

Top Rated
1.) MAC glaze lipstick in hue:

I've been looking for the perfect every day lipstick since I realised I should stop wearing so much red, it was staining my lips and didn't suit my complexion too brilliantly! What an amateur!
Anyway, I stumbled into the mac shop the other day with my very bored boyfriend. Can I just say I hate that shop. The lighting makes you feel like you have to spend all of your money in there to make yourself look less horrible, and the staff are so condesending- they think we are all so dumb! (Sorry to generalise, maybe they're just like this with me!)

Back to the lipstick... It is really soft and moisturizing, and it gives great coverage even though its just a glaze. Hue is perfect for every day wear and goes gorgeous with a nice smokey eye! It's quite similar to Gosh darling thought I thought, so if you want to save a few pounds go for Gosh!

2.) Garnier Body Tonic Sugar Scrub:

I was really excited to try this when I got it because I have quite dry skin, particularly on my arms and legs, and I really wanted something to sort it out and that wouldn't be too abraisive. Well I found it with this little gem! It contains real sugar particles (who'd have guessed?!) and lots of appealing smelling citrus fruit which is sooo refreshing for those, like me, who struggle to get up in the morning!

I use this about 3 times a week with a shower puff! haha is that even a word?! You know what I mean, those puffy things you use in the shower. Although, this method isn't very economical. I'm on to the second bottle already and it's only been 3 weeks :( At around £3 a bottle though I can deal with that!

3.) Clinique anti blemish gel

I really wanted the Garnier on the spot roll on to work for me. I gave it so many chances. I even put up with a big spot on my nose for three days waiting for it to work, but alas, no luck. I ended up resorting my old trusty Clinique. This stuff really is the best for spots. I put it on just before I went to bed and in the morning I woke zit free- hurrah! I don't know why it says its for blemishes, because it never works for those on me! Still, this is a must have in everyone's skin care routine as it has never let you down. It is quite pricey, around the £12 mark, but it lasts for aaages as it is a nice thick gel.

4.) Urban outfitters sale

I love Urban Outfitters it's one of my all time favourite shops and the sale at the moment is brilliant! If anyone hasn't checked it out yet I suggest you go soon as things are selling like hot cakes (naturally)! I managed to back myself this beauty for £20 reduced from £65! I stupidly bought it in medium instead of small though, so I've got my mum working her magic trying to make it smaller in time for me to wear it tomorrow! *Drools*

Well that's it from my top rated so far! Look out for my next post, most slated. Haha it only gets worse!
What's everyone else's top rated right now? xx

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Oh Em Gee it's my birthday

This Friday is my 21st birthday party yeey.

I am such a kid!

I am celebrating across lots of days doing different things, but this Friday the girls and I are going into central London to the ice bar! Yes, a bar made completely of ice. Mental! We're going for a meal first then drinks and dancing afterwards.

So why am I telling you this I hear you ask?

Well obviously I'm stressing about what to wear! I haven't bought a new dress in aaaages, and I can't really afford to go and get a new one.

What should I dooooo? I think I'll get a few outfits together and you can help me chose (again) oui? non?

Gosshhh why am I so indecisive? :(

Friday, 24 July 2009

A bit of a medley

I've rolled quite a lot of things into one with this post, but it kind of works. I think :)

Recent purchases
I really shouldn't have done this due to a) My addiction to late night Internet shopping binges b) ongoing lack of funds BUT I went on Asos (again).

I managed to get my basket down from about 7 items to 3. That was a big enough achievement for me as it is, normally I'd just close my eyes and click confirm!*

So I ended up with some rather eye catching acid wash jeggins, which you may say 'er bit late aren't we', to which I would respond 'er no I was just waiting 'til they were going out of fashion because I am too cool to wear them at the same time as everyone else!'

Ehem. In addition to my amazingly cool and not-at all-garish-jeggins, I bought two pretty standard tops which I made damn sure were long enough to cover my rather ample sized boootaaay. And because I hate when people make the mistake of wearing leggings as trousers. TOO MUCH ASS ON SHOW! Exhibit a): The jeggins I purchased!

If I wore this outfit I would probably get done for indecent exposure!

Oh yes another recent purchase I am loving is this...

Rimmel 60 seconds nail polish in 405 Rose Libertine. I am a big fan of Rimmel actually, always have been. I also am a big fan of not spending over £7 for a nail varnish (especially when my nails look as crappy as they do in that picture!)
Anyway so the coverage is good, not amazing. I had to put about two coats on to get them thick enough, but that's pretty standard. It doesn't dry in 60 seconds though- what a load of BS! But, the colour is gorgeous, pretty similar to Barry M's Pink Flamingo, yes, no? Well, this has become one of my favourites now, and at around £2.50(?) I'm sure I will be purchasing it again soon!

On to my next subject! Outfit of the night!

As you may/may not know, my social life is not exactly heaving at the moment due to finishing uni, having no dollar, and no job. Oh, and not to mention only seeing my boyfriend every two weeks as he lives in the 'West country. Oooh aaarr!'
So, when I go to the pub, I see it as an opportunity to dress up a little- despite the fact that this is Enfield, and people think it is acceptable to wear joggers in restaurants *shudders*.

I tried to be inventive with the camera angles. Can you tell? lol. I also vowed never to do the 'tacky mirror shot' but I failed. I had no other option!!

Top/dress: Asos
Belt: AA
Leggings: AA (you know, I hated leggings 'till about 6 months ago. Now look at me!)
Necklace: Accessorize
Lovebird earrings: Asos
Shoes: (as raved about here) Steve Madden
Bag: Vintage
Face: Models own!
Oh and that colour I'm wearing on my lips, is an amazing creation I will have to blog about next!

FIN! Sorry if this was too long, I had a lot to say! xxx

*Mum if you're reading this, please don't pack me off to shopaholics anonymous, I'm doing OK! lol

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Gaga the frog

I'm all for a bit of crazy couture... but this Lady Gaga?

Really? I think it may be a tad too far!

This is what she turned up to a German TV interview in recently. In case you can't work it out, those ghastly looking green things are hundreds of little Kermit the frog dolls! Gaga's creation was one by legendary French designer Jean Charles de Castelbajac, who is the brain child behind these other outlandish pieces:

All these are straight off the catwalk for Autumn/Winter 2009, with the last picture being Gaga's chosen piece!

Castelbajac spoke of his Kermit inspired designs in Dazed and Confused, saying: "It’s just a bit of a joke about how English people calls the French for frogs. I made a frog massacre!"

You certainly did, JC!

What do you think about Gaga's outfit? Has she gone too far or do you actually like it?


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Monday, 20 July 2009



Kristin Stewart and the Pattinson. What a hot couple! I actually really like her laid back converse and skinnies style, it makes a nice change from heels and dresses sometimes! And Robert, well, flawless! Much better than in his wizard days!

Tube Tales and OOTN

Just found this picture and it made me chuckle!
It's me doing my friend Sonali's makeup whilst on the train.

See, I'm always working!

Just incase you were interested... This is what I was wearing that night.

The picture was taken at the end of the night after a lot of dancing (it was our friends' gig!) hence the awful hair!
Racer back vest- AA
Cotton sport style skirt- ASOS
Necklace, back and shoes- Beyond Retro (vintage)


Thursday, 16 July 2009

Help me choose!

I forgot to mention, when I was in taaaaaan, I also picked up these two beauties from Accessorize...

Necklace 1

Necklace 2

Yes they are remarkably similar. But, I need help choosing because I only want to keep one. The other is a little something for a friend of mine- I know she doesn't follow my blog so I think I'm safe!

One is mainly gold, and the other silver. They have around the same amount of charms, and both have this cute little fish charm thing?! See the first picture, then that might make more sense!
So which one should I keep and which should I give away? I want them both!!

Finally an OOTD!

Yes you asked for it, you get it. Even if it did take about 2 months, I have done another outfit post. Today I had the day off from my little spell of volunteering, and did a tiny bit of shopping in town. I must stress, I am still broke, but I knew if I didn't shop soon I would end up spending £200 on Asos in one of my midnight danger sprees!

So in 'Enfield taaaaan' (which can I point out is pure crap for shopping and generally everything) I had a browse and came out with these babies! (Please excuse lack of polish!)

They're by Steve Madden, and I managed to get them for a quite reasonable £35 in TK Max! O god am I starting to like that place? Nooo I'm just broke and these are the things poor people like myself must do right now! I am normally quite good with money, but I actually couldn't resist these. Here's what I wore once I'd bought them...

Don't you just love the dodgy expression! I'm soorrrryy, I just feel so silly doing these I can't do serious ones! Anyway, it's not massively exciting but:
Top/dress: Topshop
Leggings: AA
Shooooees: You know!
Bag: Topshop
Belt: Rokit vintage

I'm wearing sunglasses because I'm not wearing any makeup except tinted moisturizer and mascara. I'm trying to let my skin breathe!

I hope you like. Comments welcome! :)

Monday, 13 July 2009

Graduation Photos

This is the last you'll hear of my graduation (thank god, right?) but I just wanted to put up a few pictures, as promised!

The day went really fast but there was such a lovely ceremony which I got to share with my amazing friends and family, and a night of partying after, which was good :)

Me getting my horribly massive gown pinned on!
Me and my gorgeous friend Hazel posing before the ceremony
Holly (who you will all know from the Yummy Mummy's beauty blog!) and me posing for about five different cameras! We got papped!

That's all the decent ones I can find, I promise no more grad talk, it's all done now so back to reviews and whatever else I did before, ok!

Thank you for reading my blog all my lovely followers, I feel like I don't show you enough love. I am going to make a conscious effort to do it more often from now, I hope that's ok :-P xxx

Thursday, 9 July 2009

The red headed one

Because I love her a little bit...

Music and fashion rolled into one, nicely done.

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Pre-grad jitters

It's my graduation on Friday! I'm SO nervous/excited/scared/apprehensive.
Yes, all of them.

The gown we have to wear looks like this...

Wit wooo. Sexy, no?

Obviously my gown will be about half the size of this as I am such a tiny bean :( Also, we don't get to try them on until the day, so it is a bit scary wondering what they will look look and what to wear under them!

I have been pondering over what to wear for quite a few weeks now, and have finally settled on my outfit. I didn't want to outshine the gown, as that should be the main focus, so I went for a simple white blouse which I found at Tk Max for a bargain price of £7 (limited funds you see!) and a really nice grey thin striped skirt which is kind of a cross between a pencil and a tulip skirt. It has nice detailing and isn't too showy, or too short! That was from Miss Selfrige and was around £30.

The best bit is the shoes. I love love love these Shelly's shoes. I bought them a while back but never really wear them as they are a bit formal and the heel isn't really high enough for nights out. HOPEFULLY I won't be falling over on stage in these. As I said, I am incredibly nervous as everyone is going to be looking and I am a total klutz!

I know you are probably expecting a picture.....
But I wanted to wait to get some of the big day, instead of taking a crappy mirror one. I really hope it will be a good day, and I won't look too plain or boring!

MUCH LOVE to everyone who has graduated and/or will be doing so soon. It is an amazing feeling and makes the hundreds of pounds of debt worth while! xxx

Monday, 6 July 2009

My first TAG

I have just had my first tag thanks to Jen at Just Jen
It's the Honest Scrap tag, where you have to tell your readers ten things about you they may not know, but that are true, then you have to tag ten people with the award.

Finally, let all the people you've given the award to know they have gotten it ( comment their blogs or something). Don't forget to link back to the person who awarded you.

Here goes...

1. I worked as an extra last year for a bit of cash over the summer. I was in a terribly chavy dance video that I have only ever seen once and that was on channel U! I also did a few TV programmes but the pay was rubbish rendering it all pretty pointless!

2. I am afraid of multi story car parks and I have never tried parking in one because I'm a very nervous driver!

3. 'My name is Nicola and I am a chocoholic'. My boyfriend hides the chocolate when I come round because he knows if I start I will eat it all! :(

4. I am a little bit obsessed with Paris, well, France in general. I love the language, I love the style and I love the food. I may move there eventually!

5. I'm not really that career driven. I want money obviously! But all I look forward to is having a big crazy family and enjoying life instead of putting work first.

6. When I was younger I wanted to be a zoo keeper, but I hate the smell of animals and I'm pretty sure I'm alergic to fur...

7. I have a huuuuuuuge phobia of bees and wasps. I always have done and always will do, no matter how many times people say "Stay still, they don't want to hurt you" please don't bother it makes no difference!

8. I can't wait to travel the world. I want to see and experience EVERYTHING. I want to join tribes and do all kinds of things :D I just need money first hmmm.

9. I am a little obsessed with weddings. I really want to get married (mainly for the ceremony) and I want it to be BIG. We're talking castles, lots of guests, huge flowers, the LOT. I'm only 2o though so I will just have to wait for now!

10. I cry at everything. I am literally the softest person ever. I think I get it from my dad he once cried at an episode of the Bill and he has never lived that down. Although I cried at Holby City the other day but it was really sad! lol

Thanks for reading sorry if it was boring :( I tag anyone who hasn't already done this yet- because most of you have! xxxxxxxxxx

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Snog, Marry, Avoid?!

Yes, I jumped on the bandwagon, but I could not miss out the opportunity to 'drag it up'. I was inspired by Holly and Hele's fantastic transformations, so I decided to do my own! Even though the Snog, Marry Avoid contest has ended, me and my friend Emma still thought it would be a luagh. Here's what happened!

Brace yourselves selves....

INTRODUCING: Chardonnay and ST Tropez!
Chardonnay describes herself as "Sexy, gawjus and really smart actually".

This is her best friend ST Tropez - she says '"I'm funnay, sexay and very bubbly".

The girls love nothing better than getting ready for 6 hours, downing a bottle of £5.99 Vodka and posing infront of the mirror. Don't they look sexayyy?

BAAAAAAAAAYBES! What do you think? Do you think we look 'sxc'?! Can I just point out we don't actually look this bad normally and it took us about 2 hours to put on that much makeup! Was great fun though, I think everybody should let out their 'Chardonnays' :)