Sunday, 31 July 2011

Style Crush: Emma Watson

I think its about time this complete goddess featured on my blog. I love her. Period.

All images from WatsonLove on Tumblr.

Amy x

Dirty Works: Shimmer Powder results!

Ok, its official, I'm in love with this product! So easy to use and you feel so 'Hollywood' using the pretty puff! The shimmer comes out a gold colour and is subtle enough to not make you look like a 10 year old going to a disco. It can be used anywhere and I will definitely be using it on my shoulders and collar bone for instant pool side glamour on holiday! The product isn't messy as I'd perceived it maybe, however it does come off quite easily on tight clothing. It is still great value for money though. NBF? Me think so.

The Product on my shoulder 
 Amy x

I want to go to the seaside

Yesterday, I went to the seaside with my family and friends. Sadly it was too cold to go in the sea (for me anyway, it didn't stop my sister!). I also nearly lost my cardigan in the name of art (I was on a sandbank taking photos when it blew away) fortunately I found it later! After the seaside I also had my eyebrows waxed into glam arches ;). How long before they grow back and reclaim my face again... hmm. Here is what I wore:

Shorts: River Island
Tshirt: Hollister
Sandals: eBay
Cardigan: H&M

Necklace: River Island
Sunglasses: Dixi
 Here are some snaps I took on the Canon:

Amy x

BBQ time!

Ahh todays a proper BBQ day in England isn't it? I've been jamming around in my new bikini and my Abercrombie shorts trying to get some colour on me before the cruise. We also have family coming over later for our first BBQ of the summer which should be nice.

This Morning I went up to Sainsbury's with my Mum to buy some BBQ food/alcohol and along the way came across the 'Dirty Works' range (exclusive to Sainsburys). After reading Holly's brand review I couldn't resist picking up some of the products. Like Holly, I was drawn to the quirky retro packaging and the purse-friendly prices (especially the 1/3 off deal Sainsburys is offering at the moment). 

I got myself the Dirty Works Glamour Shimmer Puff for £3.32 and Dirty Works Get Set Go! Mini set for £3.32,  also. The Get Set Go box contains 'Bare Necessity Body Lotion,' 'All of a Lather Body Wash' and 'Think of England Bath Soak.' I also purchased the 'Gently Does it Facial Wipes.'

I also Picked up a copy of Marie Claire magazine (which came with a free Ciate lipgloss) as it contained an interview with the talented Audrey Tautou, who I have loved since her role in 'Amelie.'

I love the idea of using a puff, how glamourous!

Amy x

Saturday, 30 July 2011

Whats In Your Bag?

I've seen a few 'Whats in your bag?' posts around recently and it looks like fun! So here is the idea: you post your last used handbag and all of its content. No matter how weird or embarrassing!

This is my Accessorize bag which my lovely boyfriend bought me on our 2 year anniversary! 
Its very ALexa Chung and I absolutely adore it. I pair it with practically everything!

I also like the pretty lining inside!

Here is the contents:

Lush Helping Hands hand cream
Sinex Soother nasal spray (I have a cold, boo :()
Missguided Lipsplash in 'Missfortune'
Cherry Carmex
My keys (attached to bracelet from Futuroscope in France, complete with sperm keyring (don't ask!!))
My iPod (A.K.A Marvin)
A roll of film to be developed
Garnier Mineral deodorant
My purse from River Island

Whats in YOUR bag?

Amy x

What I wore to go Owling

Here is my outfit from yesterday:

Croptop: Primark

Shorts: Abercrombie and Fitch
Belt: Primark
I love the pattern on this shirt, its very colourful and fun. Its also made of a very soft material and is extremely comfortable!

Amy x

My Role Model

I thought I'd do a post to introduce you to my role model: Audrey Hepburn in the hope that she can inspire you as she has done me.

Audrey Kathleen Hepburn

I've always had a fascination with Audrey Hepburn ever since I watched 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' aged 9. She was so beautiful and talented, if anyone hasn't seen her films, I highly recommend them. She is captivating to watch. 

But, not only was she an extremely talented actress and dancer, she was also a humanitarian. As her life went on, Hepburn devoted more and more time to helping disadvantaged African communities as she worked closely with the charity UNICEF. She was later appointed UNICEF's Goodwill Ambassador and traveled all over Africa, determined to make a difference. Her travels allowed her to become fluent in English, Dutch, French, Italian, Spanish and German.

Audrey Hepburn said after one of her visits to Africa: 'The 'Third World' is a term I don't like very much, because we're all one world. I want people to know that the largest part of humanity is suffering.' 

Audrey Hepburn was selfless and good hearted. It killed her to see so many children suffering and she would often be seen hugging children who were sick, dirty and covered in flies. She was described as a "pied piper," for many of the children, whom she met in third world countries, would be drawn to her and want to hold her hands or be picked up by her.

Sadly, however, after returning from a trip to Somalia with UNICEF, Hepburn suffered abdominal pains. It was found that she had a rare form of cancer which needed to be removed as soon as possible. Tragically, surgeons decided the tumor was already too big to be removed completely and Hepburn's family were told there was nothing that could be done. Audrey Hepburn wanted to spend her last Christmas with her family in Switzerland and the designer Hubert de Givenchy (whom she had worked closely with) arranged for a private jet filled with flowers to take her from America, back to Switzerland.

Audrey Hepburn touched so many peoples hearts and her death in 1992, aged 63, was an incredibly sad one. I wish I could have been alive during her lifetime, so I could see her incredible work in the third world and learn what a difference she made to so many peoples lives.

Amy x 

Photography Feature: Bicycles!

All these wonderful images link back to their original sources, enjoy!

Amy x

Friday, 29 July 2011

My Picks: Topshop's 'New In'

Here are some of my favourite pieces from Topshop's new collection:

I love the colours in their new collection, especially the purple bag. I love it! I've also been after a pair of statement denim shorts and these high waisted ones are incredible. The dress is also such a classic cut, smart enough for interviews etc but still in a fun teal colour.

Amy x

TGI Friday

Well, its certainly been an eventful week! Lots of ups and downs but its ended on a high which is nice. I had my second driving lesson 2 days ago after which I drove myself home, tacking a massive roundabout which I'm proud of myself for! *Pats back.* I also had my kebab virginity taken by my best friend, who ordered me a chicken donner. I hate to say it, but I really enjoyed that kebab! This CAN'T be good news for my weight.... Today was spent with a few friends eating, playing xbox and later, Owling and Planking! (If you don't know what owling or planking is you should probably youtube it. Like, now.) As of yet I haven't really gone viral this craze, but you can now find photos of me on Facebook being an owl....

Enough rambles, heres some new clothes:

Skirt: Topshop

Top: Primark

Amy x

Thursday, 28 July 2011


Heres a sneak peak at some of my new Hollister attire I have bought for my holiday:

(shorts: New Look, hat: accessorize)

I don't usually buy Hollister as its quite pricey, but sometimes its so hard to resist. Especially considering the shop is inviting, smells great and the clothes are so comfortable!

Amy x

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

My nails at the moment

Re-did my nails today. Wish I could do nail art!

'Bright Purple' by Barry M, excuse the lazy post!

Amy x

Well I wish I could bottle it up and breathe it back like Valium

Having a very 'Lisa Mitchell' afternoon. You should all listen to the young Australian's gorgeous tones, shes amazing. Here are some of my favourites by her:

Alice -Lisa Mitchell

Incomplete Lullaby -Lisa Mitchell

Coin Laundry -Lisa Mitchell

Valium -Lisa Mitchell


Amy x

What I wore to go rollerblading

Today I have a driving lesson and after I'm hitting the skates with my friend, so I need to be comfortable and practical in my style choices. With this in mind I cracked out the new shirt with mock mother of pearl buttons and my gray skinny jeans. 

Belt: Primark

Shirt: Primark
Jeans: New Look
Flip Flops: TU

Some of my favourite books