This blog belongs to - Kirsten and Laila, both teenagers from Manchester who talk all day long about fashion, music and anything related to anything weird and unusual, and having a good o’ll natter about life in general
On Boxing Day every year, Lush usually have 50% off OR buy one get one free on their Christmas products and gift boxes in store and online. My closest Lush store was already out of some of the Christmas Edition bath bombs, all of the soaps and the 100g and 250g bottles of Snow Fairy by 10:00 am.
Ponche Shower Gel 250g- £4.48
Rose Jam Shower Gel 250g- £4.63
Sweetie Pie Shower Jelly 100g- £1.63*
Shoot for the Stars Bath Ballistic- £1.63
Lord of Misrule Bath Ballistic- £3.30 (full price, here until spring)
Luxury Lush Pud Bath Ballistic- £1.70
Father Christmas Bath Ballistic- £1.63
Cinders Bath Ballistic- £1.23
*some permanent Lush products were also included in the 50% off sale, this included some of their products which were made before a certain date in December. (The shower jelly that I picked up was made on 06/12/2013)
Whether you’re trying to save money or put everything in your wardrobe to use, using clothing items for different reasons is the best way to do it. Trying to think of different outfits to wear every day for college, (it really isn’t a big deal as everyone usually wears jeans and a tshirt) using these tips will save you money and probably time in the mornings.
Tights- I mostly lean towards 60 denier tights from August to mid-june as they are opaque but shows some skin on your your thighs and knees when you are in a sitting position and they also keep you warm in autumn/ winter and let warmth out in warmer months. If you are wanting more opaque, warmer tights, I would suggest buying some 100 dernier tights as they are warm and don’t feel thick and heavy like wool usually does. You can also wear them under your bottoms to keep your legs warm.
Leggings- “don’t wear leggings as pants” is something that I usually say a lot. However, I will forgive you if you actually wear a top which covers your behind. I have recently been wearing leggings with an oversized slouchy jumper which comes maybe just above thigh length and also wearing a jersey pencil skirt under it to keep my thigh warm. *leggings can also be worn under dresses as tights and under jeans and trousers to keep your legs warm in winter.
Jeans- A good pair of jeans can last you a long time- I have actually had a pair of jeans for THREE years and….. they were from Primark! (Back when they did thick, cheap jeans which were amazing quality) They are also staples for a wardrobe as they can be worn with any tops and they can also be worn all year round. In my opinion I think that light/ mid blue jeans and black jeans are the most versatile for ever season.
Pencil jersey skirts- I have been wearing a pencil skirt with tights when I wear jumpers or a tshirt to make my outfit appropriate and to also create more warmth. They can also be worn under dresses and skater skirts to create a slip.
Long sleeve tshirts- they can be worn on their own or layered under jumpers as a thermal layer.
Oversized jumpers- oversized jumpers can be worn over tights, skirts, leggings and jeans and they can also keep you warm as there is room to add layers underneath.
Cardigans and Hoodies- they can be thrown on top of any outfit and can keep you warm. I would style them under a black leather/ PU jacket with it showing at the bottom and sides with the hood over the back.
Knee high socks- they can be paired on their own, over tights, under tights or under or over jeans to create warmth and style if you wear them under boots with the top poking out.
Socks- I like to wear cut out boots but all of my socks are printed. I usually just pop on some black trainer socks over my printed ones and have the print showing at the top of the shoes.
Trainers and ankle boots- trainers can be worn all year round and they can also last a long time, and so can a good pair of ankle boots which look best in either black or tan to match most outfits.
I hope this post gave you some ideas for the next time you open your wardrobe!
these were taken a very long time ago, just before when i moved back into my house. i took these myself and was really happy with how the self timer worked, but god it was frustrating, and maybe i wont be doing it again. welllll this was me one year ago ahaha, man i have changed so much, i had old dip dyed hair which was manky and gross and never going to dip dye again, my face could never crack a smile but i try every now and then haha.
i love this outfit, the colourful red skirt which is a bold statemnet colour and i did love my jewllery at this time, especially my peace necklace i put together i wore it throughout the whole summer. im not really a ring type of person so thought it would look really cool for the pictures which they do. my bracelets i also loved, but lost within a week.
i do love these pictures and photography is something i enjoy.
hope your all having a fab summer and sorry i have been a bit mia and making kirsten do all the work.
I managed to get my hands on one of the Maybelline Babylips before the came out on the shelves last weekend. I’ve been patiently waiting for over a year for them to be released here in the UK and it has finally happened! You can but them from Boots or Superdrug RRP £2.99
Cherry Me is a dark fushia colour which is red in the tube but more of a pinky red on the lips. The colour tinted Babylips do not have SPF 20 like the clear ones and Maybelline claims that they give intense care with 8hr hydration. My opinion is that they do make your lips feel smoother/ softer but I wouldn’t say that they keep my lips hydrated for 8 hours as it is more like 2 and a half. It doesn’t really taste like a cherry but it definitely smells like them and I smell the product more times than I actually put it on. Also you will need to apply quite it quite a few times of you want a bold colour instead of it being sheer, but as a person who applies lip balm quite vigorously this doesn’t bother me. I am also not to keen on the variety of shades that they have out right now and I may only purchase Peach Kiss and Hydrate out of the 6 until they bring out Grape Vine.
( L- Memory Lane: The Best of McFly - R: The Maine- Pioneer & The Good Love)
I’ve finally gotten around to posting my favourite albums of 2012 even though we are now on the third Sunday of 2013… better late than never, right? Here are two of the albums/ CD’s that I listened to a lot in 2012.
The first one, (even though I only got it at Christmas) is McFly’s Memory Lane: The Best of McFly. I chose this because I have listened to the songs on it everyday since I opened it the Friday before Chstitmas (thank you, Laila!) This CD has all of McFly’s greatest-hits on it including seven out of seventeen of their songs that made it to the number one spot in the UK singles chart over the years of their career.
When I was younger, my best friend and I loved McFly, (we even used to play imaginary house and imagine that the band members were in the room) so the older songs on this album makes me reminiscence about the times that we spent together and remembering my childhood.
The songs included on this album are:
Love Is Easy, Shine a Light, Party Girl, Falling in Love, Do Ya, Lies, One for the Radio, The Heart Never Lies, Transylvania, Friday Night, Star Girl, Don’t Stop Me Now, I’ll Be OK, All About You, Room on the Third Floor, Obviously, Five Colours in Her Hair, Do Watcha, Cherry Cola, That Girl (2003 demo), Obviously (2003 demo) and Memory Lane.
My next choice was Pioneer & The Good Love by The Maine. The Maine released their third album, Pioneer, in December of 2011 but Pioneer & The Good Love features new artwork and six bonous tracks that make “The Good Love” which was released in europe in September, 2012.
I’ve been listening to The Maine since 2010, and I’ve loved all of the songs on the three albums that they have brought out whereas with other bands, there are a few songs that I’m not into. I purchased this CD when I went to one of their concerts in the middle of September last year as they were releasing it in Europe before releasing it around the rest of the world. This album is full of more individuality and soulful, honest emotion than their other two albums, and I feel this this brings them closer to their fans in the way that they can relate to the songs.
I think that you should defiantly buy this album or the original ‘Pioneer’ and if you do you should listen out for the hidden track within the songs.
The songs included on this album are:
Identify, My Heroine, Time, Some Days, I’m Sorry, Don’t Give Up on “Us”, Misery, When I’m at Home, Thinking of You, Jenny, Like We Did (Windows Down), While Listening to Rock & Roll, Waiting for My Sun to Shine, I Want You, I’m Leaving, You’ll Never Know, Goodbye, Hello World and Good Love.
Thank you for reading this and I hope you get the chance to listen to these two albums,
On the 4th of July I had my first eyebrow threading experience at one of Benefits Brow Bars in a Debenhams store in Manchester.
When I went to the counter I asked one of the people ‘team’ for waxing but as soon as I sat back in the chair she whipped out her threading string which I was a little nervous about, however she went on to tell me the benefits of threading* compared to waxing as waxing can pull your skin and affects sensitive skin (which I have). The employee which I had was genuinely nice and every time my eye started to water she would stop and she gave me a tissue along with regular mirror checks to see if I agreed with the look of my brow shape. When we were finished she asked me if I had some aloe* and gave me a tube.
I ended up going back to the Brow Bar the next day as we I got home and had a proper look, I noticed that my eyebrows were noticeably odd, and she had left hair on my brown bone and the area around the end of my brows.My ‘re-do’ was by the ‘Brow Bar’ manager and she asked questions like “what is wrong?” and “which girl was it?” and then she her self did my eyebrows but even after having them redone, they still managed to be odd lengths and thickness, but eyebrow are sisters not twins.
After around a week and a half my eyebrows started to grow back and from now until the time that they need re-shaping I’m going to stick to plucking them myself.
* eyebrow shaping cost £13.00
* a tube of aloe vera cost £6.00
A strawberry scented pastel pink? What more could you ask for from a nail polish?!
It’s a milky, strawberry milkshake coloured baby pink and the formula is pigmented and it applies smoothly. However, even though I wanted you love or settle for this nail polish, I have been let down.
As soon as you do one stroke of this nail polish you can tell that it is thick but runny at the same time and to add to that it feels very soft and gel-like which you can see in the picture. The surface feels squishy and imprints happen with soft pressure and it still feels the same after hours of application. *thumbs down*
If it wasn’t for the disadvantage of this nail polish being exactly like a cheap £1 one…. I feel like Strawberry Tart would be a lovely pastel milky pink/ light barbie pink.