Saturday, 31 May 2014

Blog Sale

Hey everyone, just a quick post to let you know I'm selling a lot of stuff on my depop. As a blogger, I often wear things a few times, and never wear them again as I don't like to feature the same clothes on my blog over and over again. So, I'm selling some gorgeous pieces from a vintage turquoise dress, to a all over sequin bodycon dress. UK P&P is included in the price, comment on an item if you are international and want to buy and I will calculate the price of postage for you and add it on. A couple of the items are brand new, unworn. Currently selling 17 items, but much more to be added soon! 

Visit my depop here, and don't forget to follow me on bloglovin' here.

Amy x

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Sunday, 25 May 2014

You are, a cinema, I could watch you forever

These shoes have been solid favourites of mine for the past two or three years I've owned them for. Beautiful, edgy and oh, so painful. I like to crack them out for outfit posts and 'going out for dinner' nights in which I will be driven to the restaurant and sitting down for the duration of the evening. But they went perfectly with this playsuit and necklace, they tie together so beautifully I feel a bit emotional. I had to wear them. Yeah, I suffered for it, but I have no regrets.

Playsuit: *Miss Luxe
Necklace: *OASAP
Shoes: River Island
This Playsuit was sent to me by Miss Luxe who are the first company I am working with via The Blogger Programme, who are a new network aiming to connect bloggers to companies! Budding bloggers should definitely check it out. I'm also going to link below a little video that went up on my vlog channel, two days ago. After seeing Tanya Burr and Joe Sugg do a similar video, I decided to jump on the bandwagon and film myself reacting to my old facebook profile photos- cringe!

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Amy x 

Saturday, 24 May 2014

It's 4am and I know you're with him

Having a photographer come video production extraordinaire as a house mate comes in pretty handy when. 1. your own camera is broken and 2. you can be bothered to mess around with a tripod. If you'd like to check out my housemate's other work, you can click here for her videos. She is awesome, I love you, Mina. I'd also like to point out that although the sky looks incredibly grey, it was in fact warm enough for bare legs today, in spite of the torrential rain we experienced this morning.

Tee: Primark
Skirt: H&M
Kimono: *OASAP
Shoes: *Clarks
Sunglasses: *OASAP
So I think we all need to take a moment to admire my new sandals. Soft, beautifully fitting and so on trend in this amazing metallic gold, these Clarks babies really steal the show. I've seen some amazing shoes from Clarks recently, especially since they teamed up with Orla Kiely to create magic. Basically. I chose these sandals because I thought they were a very versatile piece which would be great for wandering the Turkish markets and Greek island towns I will be visiting this Summer! Don't forget to follow me on bloglovin' here!

If you want to see more of the stuff I've been a'buying recently, give the video below a watch! 

Amy x 

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Would you wanna run away too?

Today was a day of intermittent torrential rain, aka a fashion blogger's arch nemesis. You're wearing a great outfit you really want to post about but do you risk getting your camera wet by dashing out in between showers? Or do you make the rookie mistake of trying the photograph your outfit indoors and ending up with dodgy lit images? I went for the former, which is why my face in all of these photographs is one of sheer concentration, and a tiny bit moody- I wanted great shots, asap, before the heavens opened again! 
Cami: Primark
Trousers: Vintage via Charity Shop
Shoes: Primark
Scarf: *Simply Scarves
Watch: Radley 
Bracelet: *Soufeel
This outfit was compiled around my new scarf, which is in the most gorgeous colour, so vibrant! Its beautifully soft with a lovely dragonfly design. Aside from being aesthetically pleasing, its also huge and light which means it will be the perfect companion for covering up on my Cruise this Summer. We are visiting some of the hot countries which still require you to cover up out of respect. I'll sling it over my head, or over my shoulders and remain cool and stylish- its a win win. You can buy Simply Scarves on ebay or depop, in a large, or small size for £8 or £5. A cheap, chic accessory. Don't forget to follow me on bloglovin' here!

Amy x 

Monday, 19 May 2014

Benefit They're Real Push Up Liner & Eye Makeup Remover Review

Benefit very kindly invited me along to their launch party for the highly anticipated 'They're Real Push Up Liner' and 'They're Real Makeup Remover' which are sister products to the UK's number one mascara 'They're Real.' The event was based around a prison, think 'Orange is the new Black' and you are half way there was a 'crime scene' outside the building and we had mug shots taken upon entry to the building. There were american prison guard (who were not bad looking at all!) serving us food, champagne and keeping order. We were given the background to the creating of the Push Up Liner and a demo of how to use it, before being given a goody bag to play with containing the 'They're Real' triplet.
The 'They're Real Push Up Liner' is a sleek, easy to hold pen, which isn't awkward to use when drawing your liner on. One click dispenses a gel formula onto a patented 'acuflex' pen like tip which makes lining your eyes as easy as pie. You can easily draw thick or thin lines with it and the shape of the tip makes getting the cat eye flick simple and speedy. The formula is waterproof and doesn't fade or crack like some gel formulations I have tried in the past. The acuflex tip 'hugs' the lash line making your eyes look big and awake. Combine the liner with the 'They're Real' mascara and take it off at the end of the day with the gentle makeup remover and you've got yourself a killer combo.
The above video contains more clips of the event itself and a product review and trial at the end, so you can see the push up liner in action. The 'They're Real Push Up Liner' and 'Eye Makeup Remover' will be hitting Benefit stores this July- so keep your eyes peeled! Don't forget to follow me on bloglovin' here!

Amy x 

Saturday, 17 May 2014

Do you believe in passion and romance?

So, as the background suggests, I'm back in Brighton. I had three essay hand ins on Thursday and one final one on Monday before I am finished with second year Philosophy! I can't quite believe how early I finish, or the fact I'm entering my third and final year of uni- where has the time gone?! So this post is celebrating three things, end of uni, Summer days like this one you see here and my new Michael Kors clutch bag. Yup, it's a beaut.
Cami: Matalan
Shorts: Abercrombie and Fitch
Belt: Primark
Necklace: *Soufeel
Shoes: *Office
Clutch: *Michael Kors
My little clutch bag is my new favourite accessory, perfect for your phone, keys and cash on a night out, with a mint humbug print that I'm loving styled with clashing prints- as in the case above. I love the classy touch of the gold hardware and how it stands out against the black and white. It came beautifully packaged too, hence why I photographed it for you! 

If you like what you see, perhaps you'd like to shop my wardrobe? I'm selling a load of stuff over on this Instagram account 'TheCameraLiesWardrobe' make me offers!

Thank you to Rosie, my housemate and fellow blogger for taking the outfit photographs for me- I think they turned out well! Well, I'm sorry to have to mention it again, but its blog awards season and I'd be really chuffed if you'd nominate my blog again! This time its the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards. You can nominate my blog for 'Best Established Fashion Blog' and my youtube channel for 'Best Vlog' thank you!

Don't forget to follow me on bloglovin' here!

Amy x 

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Drugstore Prom Makeup Tutorials

Today's blog post is all about a little video that went live on my channel today. Holly and I decided to create two different Prom makeup looks in an entirely drugstore tutorial. Holly added that it might be interesting to have one of us do a look based around the lips and one around the eyes. Holly decided to take on the eyes challenge leaving me to conquer the lips. I was excited, because I am a total lip product junkie!

Holly's Look:
MUA Eyeshadow Primer, Maybelline Colour Tattoo Bronze on Bronze, MUA Undress Me Too - Wink, MUA Undress Me Too - Fiery, MUA Undress Me Too - Obsessed, MUA Undress Me Too - Nake, Rimmel Glam Eyes Liquid Eyeliner, MUA Undress Me Too - Corrupt, Inner corner - MUA Undress Me Too - Shy, Maybelline Rocket Mascara, eBaY Lashes - Style "H", Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation, Bourjois Healthy Balance Powder, MUA Bronzing Powder, MUA Undress Your Skin Shimmer Highlighter, Natural Collection Blush - Peach Melba, Brows - MUA Ever After - Penny & Rimmel - Kate Moss 08.
My Look:
L'Oreal Ture Match Foundation, Real Techniques Complexion Sponge, Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer, Natural Collection Pressed Powder, Rimmel Natural Bronzer 021 Sunlight, NYX Rouge Cream Blush in Glow, L'Oreal Color Infallible Time Resist White Eyeshadow, MUA Tro in Smoke Screen, Rimmel Scandal Eyes Waterproof Kohl in Nude, Maybelline The Falsies Volum' Express Mascara, Soap and Glory Archery Brow Tint and Pencil, Kiko Ultra Glossy Lip Pencil in 609, Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in Bordeaux & Rimmel Stay Glossy 3D Lipgloss in Red Carpet Glam.
Click here to see Holly's Video, here for her blog, here for her Twitter and here for her instagram. If you enjoy my videos then I'd love it if you would nominate my youtube channel for a Cosmopolitan Blog Award here. You can nominate my channel, TheCameraLiesBeauty for 'Best Vlog.' 

Don't forget to follow me on bloglovin' here!

Amy x 

Friday, 9 May 2014


If you are in the UK, Prom season is coming up, so I've started a little series on my youtube channel called '#ThecameraliesPROM.' In this series I'm going to be doing a whole host of prom videos from makeup tutorials to easy hair ideas. I've got it all covered. I'd love it if you could give these videos a little watch and if you like them- hit that subscribe button! I've got an entirely drugstore prom makeup look hitting your screens tomorrow morning, so make sure you don't miss out. I've also created a prom tag, so if you do youtube videos, film the tag yourself and I'll retweet your video once you upload! There is loads more content to come, so stay tuned.

Don't forget to follow me on bloglovin' here!

Amy x 

Thursday, 8 May 2014

And we'll leave the world behind

Wow, is that a print or what? When this beautiful dress arrived for me from WalG I instantly feel in love with the silky feel and print of the dress- its so abstract and unique. I wanted to let the dress really speak and thought that accessories would just get totally lost in the print, so I kept the rest of the outfit simple with my loafer heels from Topshop and my Topshop grey blazer to dress it up. I even tried the typical blogger trick of slinging my jacket over my shoulders rather than putting my arms through it- tricky and impractical but I felt very 'LFW.' 
Dress: *WalG
Shoes: Topshop
Blazer: Topshop
Apparently youtube videos aren't hitting sub boxes, again! Le sigh, youtube, le sigh. So I thought I'd pop a few of my latest videos below for you to watch, I'd be really grateful if you'd give me a subscribe and a like (or even a comment if you're feeling extra snazzy). Don't forget to enter my giveaway. You can enter here, good luck!
Well, I'm sorry to have to mention it again, but its blog awards season and I'd be really chuffed if you'd nominate my blog again! This time its the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards. You can nominate my blog for 'Best Established Fashion Blog' and my youtube channel for 'Best Vlog' thank you!

Don't forget to follow me on bloglovin' here!

Amy x 

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Back down the vista of my years

Uh, oh those shoes are back! What can I say? I really am a smitten kitten. Give me a pastel, or a cleated sole at the moment and I'm all over it. These babies from Ebay are next on my cleated sole wish list *drools* in the pastel pink, please, thanks. Okay. This outfit is also a favourite of mine because it features my new skirt, kimono and sunglasses all at once. Does anyone else do this? Buy new clothes and want to wear them ALL AT ONCE, RIGHT AWAY? Haha I'm like a kid at Christmas. Can you believe you're also seeing me in.. *whispers* black..? Its not that I'm averted to the dark side, I'm just such a colour bug that I tend to brush aside black clothing as dull. However, this swishy kimono looks cute with my skirt (which adds a pop of colour, phew).
Tee: Primark
Skirt: Primark
Kimono: Primark
Shoes: Glamorous
Necklace: market
Sunglasses: Spitafields Market
Oops, another nearly all Primark outfit- which means I can't link you to the exact items. However, it does mean they are affordable and accessible to nearly everyone- so yay! Well, I'm sorry to have to mention it again, but its blog awards season and I'd be really chuffed if you'd nominate my blog again! This time its the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards. You can nominate my blog for 'Best Established Fashion Blog' and my youtube channel for 'Best Vlog' thank you! I'm also giving away £100 of vouchers for a Trek America trip. You can enter here, good luck!

Don't forget to follow me on bloglovin' here!

Amy x