Monday, 1 September 2014

Outfit: Sea Views & Fearne Cotton

Hi my name is Amy and once upon a blue moon, I used to write this blog... Rest assured, after Augusts posting failures, I'm back with a bang (hopefully). Since we last spoke, I've had two rather serious and controversial videos go up on my youtube channel, partied in Newcastle, cruised around the Aegean sea with my family and soaked up all that Amsterdam has to offer. Yup, a lots gone on! The next few outfit posts will be a little mini series showing you what I wore on my cruise so get excited! I've also got a few fun things coming up such as London Fashion Week, blog events and moving into my new uni house- more on all that to come. 
*Dress: Fearne Cotton for Very
*Shoes: Glamorous
Earrings: Primark
*Rings: Pia Jewellery (Crown Ring, Floral Ring)
Anklet: Gift
Bracelets: Accessorize
*Clutch: Michael Kors
I was gifted this dress by the kind people at Very. It is one of Fearne Cotton's designs for her collaboration with Very and I absolutely love it. I had the pleasure of meeting Fearne Cotton at the Very event and can honestly say every piece in the collection is fab and great value for money. I chose this piece because it has a beautiful monochrome leaf print with pops of colourful birds, a 20s style dropped waist and a cool 'scuba' material. Its effortlessly chic and so different to your average high street piece. Oh, did I mention its on sale?

Amy x

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Review: Nip + Fab Bee Sting Fix Products

When the Nip + Fab Bee Sting Fix range dropped through my letter box, I was intrigued. I don't have wrinkles (yet) or fine lines, but I'm always up for some preventative methods and anything to keep my skin looking younger for longer is A okay in my books. I was initially quite apprehensive, as these contain legit bee sting... yup, you read right- bees venom! I had visions of my face coming up all red and puffy and hurting, a lot. I'm not sure I want to go that far for beauty. However, the feel really luxurious and comfortable on the skin- in fact you can't even tell they have bee venom in them at all! All the benefits, minus the pain- good work Nip + Fab.
*Nip + Fab Bee Sting Fix Eye Cream
*Nip + Fab Bee Sting Fix Cream Deluxe
*Nip + Fab Bee Sting Fix  Deluxe Body Souffle
*Nip + Fab Bee Sting Fix  Lifting Mask
Nip + Fab is a brand I've used and trusted for a long time so I was excited to try their new range. According to the internet, the bee sting: 
 controls the facial muscles, increases blood circulation gently plumping out and firming the skin. Also fills and smoothes fine lines and wrinkles it also contains 
Propolis Extract: this is a resinous substance harvested by bees on flower buds and it is a great skin healer, anti-oxidant and antiseptic properties. It also contains a substance which helps improve and retain skins moisture, meaning this range isn't just for people who are after its anti aging benefits. 

Applying the products to my skin, I found them to be thicker, in general and take a little bit longer than my other moisturisers to sink in. However, my skin feels smoother, firmer and much more hydrated, so I am happy for the extra drying time- if this is the end result. Over all, I love this range, and despite the somewhat garish packaging (although relevant when it comes to the bees!) I'm more than happy to incorporate these products into my everyday skin routine- its love.

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Outfit: Mint & Pleather

Here is the second look from my 'Back to School/College Outfit Inspirations' Lookbook. It features my favourite skirt of the moment, which always gets a lot of compliments when I wear it out- my Glamorous pleather skirt in a mint green. I'd always toyed with the idea of getting a pleather skirt in black, back when they were 'in Vogue.' but I think this bright mint green is much more 'me.' I've been pairing it with pastel, statement necklaces and sandals or comfortable converse, like I am here.
Tee: Next
*skirt: Glamorous
Shoes: Converse
*Necklace: OASAP (similar here)
What did you think of my lookbook? If you'd like to see more videos like this, please subscribe to my channel and if you are feeling generous, maybe even leave me a little comment and press that 'like' button. Finally I wanted to say that I have been shortlisted in two categories for the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards 2014. I'm completely astounded and so grateful to each and everyone of you that nominated me! If you'd like to vote for me, you can vote for my blog (The Camera's Lying) under 'Best Established Fashion Blog' and my youtube channel (TheCameraLiesBeauty) under 'Best VLOG.' You can vote here!

Amy x