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Monday, 27 May 2013

Make Up Review: Magnifibres Brush-on False Lashes


10728050-1363188288-701784Many women wear them on nights out but we all know those false lashes can quickly add up (as can the night out).

Want the oomph without the ever growing price tag? Then Magnifibres brush- on false lashes* are for you, offering a false lash effect every time and for a set price!

MagnifibresAll you have to do is apply a slick of your normal mascara before adding your Magnifibres on top, using the white 'fluff' (as I describe it) to cover your lashes before giving them a once over with your mascara once more.

photo (3)It is amazing how this fluffy substance really boosts your lashes, giving them a lovely full and thick look.

I have quite short and thin lashes so I really appreciated the product and find myself always reaching for it when I go out for the night.
While my Benefit 'They're Real!' mascara gives me length, my Magnifibres gives me all the thickness I need. Goodbye false lashes!

What do you think of Magnifibres? Do you use false lashes on nights out?

Stephanie xox

Saturday, 25 May 2013

Nail Review: Rio Complete Nail Art Discovery Collection


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What girl doesn't long for perfectly groomed and pretty nails? I know I do!

Alas, as a person who persistently  bites under stress (horrid habit I know) it is very rare rio nailsfor my nails to look as beautiful as they could be.

The Rio Complete Nail Art Discovery Collection* satisfies all your nail decorating and art needs, allowing you to customise to your hearts content. This includes customisation with colours, prints, art pens, foils, glitter and gems.

The set includes three polishes in the vibrant shades of red, green and orange (the latter being my utmost favourite, peculiar I know!) and three pretty nail art pens in pretty pink, gold and red to allow you to go wild with your hopefully steady freehand.

What I love the most is the stunning printed nail foils, my particular favourite being a lovely floral foil, easily applied with the help of a detailed manual and even a DVD!

There is also the addition of six nail gem pots, a fruity nail print wheel and a variety of tools for easy application!

The site also offers laser hair removalanti ageing productshome pedicures, and you thought nail art pens were exciting!

Do you like to decorate your nails? What is your favourite item in this set?

Stephanie xox

Friday, 17 May 2013

Film Review: The Great Gatsby


As a person who loves their literature I could not understand how an adaption of The Great Gatsby could be anything but great. 

This romantic drama by Baz Luhhmann captures just about everything I adored in the book, a wonderful and picturesque experience with a stellar soundtrack and impressive cast. 

The booming 1920's and the fleeting joy it brought to the glamorous of New York is captured on screen just as quickly as the harrowing reality of prohibition, all night parties and secret loves. 

Told as it is in the book by Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire), cousin and neighbour to lost millionaires. The film recollects  his time with them amidst the materialism and madness, “the restlessness approached hysteria. The parties were bigger. The pace was faster, the shows were broader, the buildings were higher, the morals were looser, and the liquor was cheaper” he comments. 

What the critics hate, I adore. This is a film that presents to us the reality of excess, excess to impress. The hauntingly beautiful computer generated imagery, the attention to detail in both fashion and behaviour and the hopeless belief that dreams will come true, are all captured in this two hour long journey of forbidden love and intense drama. 

What of Gatsby you say? Well Leonardo DiCaprio was just perfect for the role, sweet, secretive and sauve, hidden secrets galore and the admirable ambition of the great. 

His love interest Daisy (Carey Mulligan) is portrayed wonderfully  also, beautiful and ditzy, the perfect flapper girl thrown into an emotionally charged love triangle with the assistance of her cousin Nick and influential friends. 
Her and Gatsby play out their affair through the movie, longingly and hopelessly, as Nick watches and comments on, deceitful husband Tom Buchanan (Joel Edgerton) becoming more wary with each encounter. 

This is an adaption that compliments the original work, charging it with a modern and glitzy twist. Whether a fan or not of the novel, it is worth seeing for the sheer beauty of the production.

What did you think of The Great Gatsby? What is your favourite era?

Stephanie xox 

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Vintage Jumpers, my obsession. ♥


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Anyone who knows me knows that I like any clothes that are old or "odd".

I am the kind of person that will trawl through vintage hoards, charity shops or the web to find something that is just perfect for me.

I also like being cosy, so when I spotted these two vintage beauties online I simply could not resist.

Sure I know it is summer soon but the chill is still pretty binding, I am certain these will still be wearable for the next few weeks and if not say hello to a knitwear covered winter!

The first a jumper by Tulip, with a lovely consistent rose pattern and collar, super warm and pretty.

The second a little more impressive and ancient. This psychedelic mix of dots and stripes is by St. Michael, known to us as the beloved Marks and Spencer since 2000. However, it is a size 14 but I do love the oversized look (even if it can be somewhat unflattering to the larger chested girl at times)!

What do you think of these? Which would you pick, if any!

Stephanie xox

Monday, 6 May 2013

Newspaper Print Crop Top ♥



As an aspiring journalist I just could not resist this crop top as I shared a wonderfully sunny bank holiday Monday, meal and cocktails with the beautiful Lauren Lee.

It seems like I have been searching for an age for an affordable yet simple black crop. Surrounded by printed versions galore I was not a big fan until now.

Found in one of those seemingly 'good value' shops in the Nottingham Victoria Centre, I snagged this for only £5 and I am delighted.

Covered in oh so British headlines complaining about weather and drug use, this top is entertainingly witty.

Considering the low cost it also has a nice feel and length to it, especially considering crops are not always adapted or suitable for the larger chested lady.

Now all I need to do is invest in an affordable high waisted skater skirt, any suggestions?

What do you think of crop tops for the summer? Do you like this newspaper print version?

Stephanie xox