Tuesday, 10 December 2013

The 2013 Christmas Tag

Aaahh christmas, my favourite time of the year. The songs, weather, films, food, I just can't get enough of it! I was recently tagged by my good pal Alice to do this and I do love me a good Christmas tag so I'm just gonna jump right in!



1. Do you prefer a real Christmas tree or a synthetic one?
If it's a matter of preference then definitely a  real one but unfortunately the scent of a real Christmas tree really sets off me and my mums allergies so we have to get a synthetic one so we're not sneezing and wiping our watery eyes and runny noses all December long. I do love our tree though, it has built in lights! So cool!

2. You're in a coffee shop, it's December, what do you pick? 
December where I live is insanely hot so probably some sort of iced tea or like a frappé or something. But in saying that, I can't pass up a good ol' gingerbread hot chocolate from Starbucks. They're too yummy!

3. Whats your favourite colour scheme for decorating the tree? 
Personally I love silver, red and white but our tree is just full of random decorations that we've collected throughout the years which I also love. It gives a Christmas tree that personal touch. Me and my brother still have our first Christmas baubles with our names on them hanging on our tree that we got when we were but wee youngens freshly borned into the world! ;)

4. Giving or receiving? 
I bloody love giving presents. I love thinking about what i'm gonna get everyone and then going out shopping for it and then wrapping it up really nicely and then seeing their reaction when they open it! It's so much fun! Although I certainly  won't say no to receiving presents that's for sure so I like both.

5. To mince pie or not to mince pie?
To mince pie. Always to mince pie.

6. What's your traditional Sunday lunch? 
Well because it's quite hot in Australia on Christmas we tend to have a sitting of cold seafood first like prawns and crab and lobster and stuff and then later on for dinner we have the whole turkey, baked potatoes, salads all that kind of stuff. I eat so much I practically have to waddle away from the table!

7. Christmas Day fashion? 
As I've said about a billion times in this post, it's a hot summers day on Christmas so I just wear a nice summer dress (usually white) with some sandals or heels, depending on the occasion, and a nice red lip to get in the festive spirit. The first half of Christmas Day is actually spent in my pyjamas but when it's time to go out to whoever's house Christmas is being held at that year this is what I usually get changed into.

8. What's your favourite Christmas song? 
I have too many! My favourite favourites would have to be Sleigh Ride, All I Want For Christmas Is You, Justin Bieber's version of Santa Clause is Coming To Town and Christmas (Baby Please Come Home). My favourite Christmas album though is the Michael Buble one, listening to his voice feels like you're diving into a pool of hot melted chocolate. His wife is one lucky gal.

9. What's your favourite Christmas film? 
I love Elf, The Polar Express, Home Alone, The Grinch, all of the Santa Clause series and Love Actually. The Snowman is also a childhood favourite of mine. You know what I just love all Christmas films.

10. Open presents before or after lunch?
Before! We open or presents as soon as we wake up!

I would like to tag everyone who's interested but specifically Rosie, AndreaJasmine and Sian.

What are you most looking forward to for Christmas? Let me know!

Pip pip!
Alex xx

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Updates and A Chat!

Greetings!

I was originally going to write all of this at the end of my last post but it got a bit long and rambly so I decided to write it on it's own. It will probably still be quite long and rambly actually so you might want to go grab a cuppa or something to eat before we get going.

When in doubt, whack in a Disney photo

First of all how are you guys, are you good? I've been so busy lately I haven't asked! What's going on your lives at the moment,are you just simply trying to plow through school and exams and such like I am or have you got something special to share? Pop it below so we can all have chat and get to know each other and become one big happy family. You might make a few friends along the way!

Next I want to tell you what I have planned for my blog. I know you guys wanted me to write a post on my DOLLY 'modelling' experience, if you will, (ooer) with photos and stuff and don't worry, I haven't forgotten I'm working on that as we speak. I was just waiting for the DOLLY people to email through some photos and I got them this morning so expect that soon! It was also my birthday on Saturday and I wanted to ask you if you were interested in seeing a birthday haul? I know some of you love hauls so if you're interested in that let me know.

Lastly I wanna ask you guys a question. I recently got a 'big girl camera' (Canon 600D) and I was wondering if I should start a Youtube channel? I feel like it would be more personal as I could explain things to you guys better and you would be able to see my actual personality and stuff like that that can't be shown through a simple blog. If none of you guys are interested or won't watch/subscribe I won't bother but i'd really like to know what you think. Please please please let me know!

That's all for now! Talk to you guys soon! '

Pip pip!
Alex xx

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Top 5 Spring Nail Polishes

Greetings!

Aaahh here I am again apologising to you guys for my crap blogging. Blame it on my school they have literally been throwing assignments at us left right and centre and now exams are about to start up again, I just can't get away! Nonetheless I have made time to write (and not edit) this quick post for you guys so hopefully I can be forgiven. Let's jump straight in shall we!

L-R: Australis 'Sweet Pea', beindulged 'White', Topshop 'Peaches'n'Cream,' esscence 'Thats What I Mint', SinfulColors 'Unicorn'. 
Australis Nail Colour in 'Sweet Pea':
Oh how I love this colour, I can only describe it as a seafoam green? I feel like this colour is perfect for this time of year when we're transitioning into summer but we're not quite there yet as it's such a vibrant pastel colour if that makes sense. I actually wore this to a wedding in late September and I got sooo many compliments so I highly recommend it.

beindulged Nail Polish in 'White': 
This actual nail polish in itself is super crappy (you need four coats and it chips in one day) but I LOVE white nails. It makes you look so feminine and sophisticated! I haven't got much more to say about it really just that it's definitely perfect for spring. (Anybody know of a really good white nail polish? Let me know!)

Topshop Nail Polish in 'Peaches'n'Cream':
If any of you watch Zoella then i'm sure you're very familiar with this particular nail polish and I can totally see why Zoe adores it so much. Pastel orange is sooo cute for spring, I don't even know what makes it so appealing to me I just know that I love it (i'm really good at explaining things I know). Topshop nail polishes are really great as well, the formula is ace, there is literally every colour you can think of, it;s not streaky and there's only minor chipping after three days so if you're looking for a new nail polish Topshop is the place to go!

Essence Nail Polish in 'Thats What I Mint': 
Nothing says spring more like the classic mint nails, am I right ladies? There's something about it that puts you in the mood for cute picnics in the park and long flowy skirts and fruit smoothies. Essence have absolutely hit the nail on the head with their nail polishes too. They're cheap ($1.95, BARGAIN!), there's loads of colours, they're not streaky, you only need one coat and they last aaagggeeesss without chipping. All of the names of their polishes are also really awesome puns you literally cannot go wrong here.

SinfulColors Nail Polish in 'Unicorn':
Last but not least, pastel yellow! I think any pastel colour is really lovely for the spring time but pastel yellow just makes me thinks of flowers and bumble bees. That is literally the reason that it's in my top 5.  Pastels are such classic spring colours I really don't think they need an explanation as to why they're spring favourites, haha!

Sorry this post isn't very good, my head is all over the place so i've done my very best. I'm planning on writing an update post to fill you guys in on all of my plans for this blog and we can all have a nice chat (I promise i'll actually write it I swear). As always, If you want to see something specific on here just pop it in the comments or tweet me or email me or whatever and i'll see what I can do! Sorry again for not posting in so long!

Pip pip!
Alex xx

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

5 Tips On How To Nurse a Sunburn!

Greetings!

As the bittersweet days of sunburn are upon us (and I know this for a fact because i've been burnt three times already, once on the back of my knees! Killer.) I thought a few handy tips on how to bring yourself out of sunburn city would't go amiss! I have been burnt countless times so now, naturally, I see myself as a bit of a pro at sunburn treatment (hey now) and you can't go wrong with a few pro tips! Of course if we kept reapplying sunscreen throughout the day like we should, we wouldn't get ourselves into this sticky and extremely painful (and sometimes peely) situation but hey, sometimes it's inevitable, am I right! I deliberately put the word "nurse" in the title because I'm sure you all know (especially the Aussies out there, holla!) that when you get sunburnt, you literally have to nurse yourself back to health. So, without further ado, the tips!




Tip #1: Moisturise. 
Yep. Moisturise. It's that simple! Just keep moisturising your whole body, concentrating a bit more on your 'area of impact' if you will, and you'll feel instantly better.The moisturiser will rehydrate your skin and eliminate the redness of it, hurrah!

Tip #2: Invest in some Aloe Vera Gel. 
This stuff is the shit, if you pardon my language! It's super inexpensive and you can just pick it up at your local pharmacy and you keep it in the fridge and then when you're sunburnt, you grab some and just smear this all over the burn. Because it's cold it feels sooooooo good and relieves the pain too. The Aloe Vera also helps the healing but is more to ease the pain so make sure you still moisturise as well as do this.

Tip #3: Drink Plenty of Water. 
When you're sunburnt, your body becomes very dehydrated as the sun has literally burnt you so it's important to keep up your fluids so you can rehydrate your skin and stop it from looking so red.

Tip #4: Keep Cool. 
This one is purely for your comfort. When you become sunburnt, you automatically feel hot all the time and there's nothing worse then being in a hot place when you're already steaming, so, just stay inside for a few days, get in front of a fan and eat an ice block and I guarantee your mood will improve by about 70%.

Tip #5: Avoid The Sun at All Costs.
This one is a no brainer. Think about it, if you go in the sun while sunburnt, you're just going to burn over the top of your old burn and it will end up being one big painful sunburn sandwich and it won't be pretty. It can also start Melanoma, a form of skin cancer, which would be terrible if contracted. Now is the perfect time to bring out that new beach hat you bought the other day and a cute pair of sunnies, throw on a romper and to sit under a tree and read a book or whatever instead of baking it up in the sun with your mates.

Easy peasy lemon squeezy! If you follow these five incredibly professional tips I can guarantee you a fast and safe road to full recovery. As always I'm very interested to hear what you have to say so if you have one of your own secret tips to getting over that killer sunburn, help a mate out and leave it in the comments! Maybe yours will be the one that helps out the most instead of my rubbish ones! Haha!

Pip pip!
Alex xx

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

OOTD #1 || A Boiling Brunch

Greetings!

This morning, me and my chummy Rosie from Regent-St went and had a lovely little brunch together and thought it would be a splendid idea to do a cheeky OOTD. Since this is my first, It might be a bit lousy but bare with me. Before we start I would also like to thank her for her photography, fanks a whole heap chummy!

My outfit was just a quick throw-together outfit to make it look like I'd put some effort into it when I actually hadn't. We all have those outfits, am I right? I wore this cropped white tee from Jays Jays and these peach crochet high waisted shorts from a little bohemian Sydney boutique called One Honney (they ship internationally if you're not from Australia and would like to pick up something from their store!)


To make my outfit a little more interesting, I wore this Sportsgirl daisy chain flower headband. I've really been loving this lately and have been wearing it all the time! I adore the effect cute flower crowns can have on an outfit,  I need to get my mitts on some more of these babies!


On my feet I wore my white high-top Converse (surprise surprise) and on my nails I had my new favourite nail polish, Essie's Mint Candy Apple! Isn't it gorgeous? The ring on my left hand (silver with a black stone) was a gifted to me so I don't actually know where it's from, from memory it might have been from a vintage store? On my right hand I had a gold ring with a small peach flower on it that came in a pack of three from Lovisa (that I can't find on their website, sorry!).  

So, how did I go? I really like this outfit, it's so simple but looks quite put together. It was also cool enough for me to go out in on a 30 degree day and not melt and/or sweat to death which is always promising! As always, if you want to chat, have any recommendations or just want to say hello, pop them in the comments below and i'll get back to you ASAP. Make sure you follow Rosie's blog as well! She's just starting out and is doing such an amazing job. She definitely needs all of your amazing support so go over there and leave a comment on her recent blogpost saying that I sent you, it'll make her a happy gal. 

Pip pip! 
Alex xx

Saturday, 14 September 2013

The "Seven Deadly Sins Of Beauty" Tag

Greetings!

A fellow blogger and my personal bestie Alice tagged me to do this tag a while back and today I've finally got round to doing it, hooray! The idea of this tag is that you're asked a beauty related question corresponding to one of the "7 Deadly Sins". I originally saw it on Jasmine from Sweetaholic Beauty's blog and thought it looked interesting so i'm really glad she tagged me! Lets get started shall we?

1. Greed: What is your most expensive makeup item? 
I don't actually have much expensive makeup. I don't have a job and only get pocket money (stop laughing) so I really can't afford much! I do have a MAC lipstick in Chatterbox though which is definitely the most expensive item I own, MAC lippy's are $38 in Australia! 

2. Gluttony: Which brand makes up most of your collection? 
Rimmel without a doubt. I love it! Everything is such good quality and so reasonably priced! All of the foundations I own are Rimmel actually...maybe I should broaden my horizons a bit. 

3. Wraith: What beauty item do you have the biggest love-hate relationship with? 
The Revlon Lip Butter in 'Raspberry Pie'. I seriously don't understand this colour! Some days it looks absolutely fabulous and I want to wear it for the rest of my life and then other days, it will make my skin look funny and make my moustache more visible and make my eyebrows look darker in a way that really is not attractive. Am I the only one with this problem? 

4. Sloth: Which beauty item do you neglect due to laziness?
Primer for sure! I have a Revlon one that I absolutely adore but I just can never be bothered! I always think, "No one can see it anyway so whats the point!". I do notice a massive difference in days when I wear primer to days when I don't but that still won't make my lazy brain decide to make a change. 

5. Pride: Which beauty item makes you the most self confident? 
Concealer baby! That stuff works magic! If I pop some over my dark circles and on any blemishes I automatically feel so much more confident, I even wear just concealer and mascara to school some days!

6. Lust: What beauty item is currently at the top of your list? 
The Nars blushers in Orgasm and Deep Throat. I see these on literally every blog or youtube channel I come across and they look bloody amazing! I don't have many blushers but if I had these two then I don't think I would feel the need to buy many more! 

7. Envy: Which makeup product or look do you think looks great on others, but not on yourself?
Nude lipstick! It makes my lips and my face look horrible! I see so many people rocking it and then when I try it out I look like i'm on my death bed! Is there some big secret that i'm missing here? 

And that's the end of the tag! Unique isn't it? I'm gonna tag my good friends Rose and Annie (holla guys!) but if I haven't specifically tagged you and you want to give it a go then go ahead, I'd love to read your responses! Just make sure you link them to me in the comments below. Thanks again for tagging me Al!

Pip pip! 
Alex xx
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Friday, 13 September 2013

Rimmel Goodie Bag

Greetings!

Hey guys! long time no see! I know I keep saying sorry for not uploading frequently but it is really hard with school and stuff but i'm on holiday for two weeks now so fingers crossed i'll be blogging more. I recently did some modelling for DOLLY Magazine and Rimmel Australia (!!!!!!!!) after winning a competition and in return, got a goodie bag full of makeup! OH MY GOD RIGHT!? I knew you guys would be interested to see what I got so here goes!


Scandeleyes Retro Glam Mascara and Eyeliner Pen

I've been wanting to get my hands on the Retro Glam range ever since it came out so I was so happy when I pulled these out of the bag! The mascara is so interesting because the wand is in an hourglass shape, what!? After doing some research as to why the hell someone would make a mascara wand such an odd shape, I found out that the 'fat' ends of the wand are designed to push out the edges of your lashes for that doll-eyed look that I adore. I've used it a few times and I actually really like it! It's not too clumpy and does what it promises. I quickly discovered that instead of wiggling the wand about your eyelashes you're supposed to gently push it upwards or things get all kinda messy! The eyeliner is also super unique, it's exactly like a felt tip pen! My first thoughts were originally "Oh no, nope. I don't like it. Uh uh. No way" but after getting used to it, it's not so bad! You can either get a thick or thin line depending on which way you turn the pen and it being in a pen form actually makes it kind of easier to manoeuvre, I think it's because i'm so used to using pens? Definitely something for you first time makeup users to whip out and give a try!

Stay Matte Foundation

This is the new foundation that Rimmel are introducing to their beloved Stay Matte range and the whole reason for the photoshoot I attended (It was promotional). I'm not sure why they gave me one my skin tone and one that's too light for me but I gifted the lighter one to my chummy Rosie as it made me look like a ghost (attractive isn't it ooer). This is actually my new favourite foundation. I love it so much! It's medium coverage but so natural looking so you can hardly tell you've got it on because it just looks like skin. It's not at all cakey either, hooray! Everyone needs to go pick this up once it's released. 

Scandaleyes Shadow Sticks in Bad Girl Bronze and Bulletproof Beige















Top: Bad Girl Bronze,  Bottom: Bulletproof Beige 



















Oooooohhhhhhh my are these lovely. When I swatched these it literally felt like butter on my hand, it was SO SMOOTH! The colour range is fabulous as well, it's not just a few good ones and the rest ridiculous which is a massive plus. I haven't had the chance to wear these out yet so i'm not sure on the staying power and all the technical bits but I really think i'm gonna love 'em. Look how pretty that beigey gold one is! The stick form could also mean that they're handy for you keen travellers out there? If you've travelled with these, let me know in the comments what you thought.

Blusher in 'Pink Rose' 

















This is the most perfect spring blush! It's so subtle but it makes your cheeks look like they've got this gorgeous flush of colour at the same time. Love it love it love it is all I can say about this! Another perfect thing for the people just starting out with makeup.

Kate Moss Salon Pro Nail Polish in 'Rock and Roll' 
















They used this nail polish on me during the shoot and I instantly fell in love. It's the prettiest red you ever did see! Not too deep or too pink or too orange, just red. I don't know how long it lasts for as I took it off right after the shoot but i've heard only good things so i'm sure it's pretty decent in that department. 

Stay Matte Concealer 
















This is the only product I wasn't happy with. The colour range for this concealer is so limited! The darkest one you can get is still very very pale and makes under my eyes look horrid! It's alright for spots sometimes if i'm a bit pale but otherwise I can't use it. It's a good concealer though so if you're on the pale side i'd definitely recommend this but if you're like me or darker then this unfortunately isn't for us. 

Apocolips Lip Lacquer

















I love the Apocolips and I was delighted when I saw this in the bag but I must admit, this paticular colour is very odd, it's kind of like a rose gold shimmery colour! I tried to wear it on it's own and it wasn't a good look (robot-chic anyone?) but when put over bright lipsticks it makes them look so gorgeous as it dulls them down a but but then adds a beautiful subtle shimmer and gloss, it's lovely! I don't know what the name of this little bugger is so if any of you know, you know what to do! (if you're not picking up what i'm putting down then I meant leave it in the comments). 

What an amazing goodie bag! It also came with the September issue of DOLLY mag but I didn't think you guys would like me rambling on about it. I felt like the luckiest girl in the world when they handed this bag to me as a thank you, I nearly squealed! If you would like to know more about the competition I won that got me into the photoshoot and would like a bit of a recount of the day with pictures and stuff just let me know and i'll do a blogpost on it, I'd really like to share it with you if you're interested. Remember to follow me on Twitter so we can become best friends!

Pip pip! 
Alex xx

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Skin Care On A Budget

Greetings!

As you know, or maybe you don't in which case here's a lil fact about me, i'm 14 years old which sums up my money situation. i'm so punny har har har (If you're not picking up what I'm putting down, then I don't have much). I still find skin care important so I had to find a way to take care of my skin without breaking the bank so after shopping around, I found a few products that work just as well as high end ones and are cheap as chips! I know most you guys are around my age too so I thought this post could maybe help you in some way whether it be saving money or simply finding a new product to fall in love with!


Simple Oil Balancing Moisturiser-$8.25:
This moisturiser literally saved my skin. A few years ago my skin was horrible with a capital H. I was always looking shiny and my face was essentially one big pimple. I was trying all these different products and the words "oil balancing" really appealed to me so I picked it up. Best decision of my life. I noticed a change almost straight away! It's not too thick and gluggy or too watery, it sinks in really nicely and it does exactly what it promises, balanced oils!

Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit Oil-Free Acne Wash-$13.60:
This is like your bog standard face scrub, but better. It really clears out your pores, keeps your spots at bay, all that jazz! It also smells ah-mazing which is a massive plus. You only need the tiniest bit, the size of a pea to be exact, and it covers your whole face in delicious smelling foam!

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser- $15.40:
I've been using this since forever. My whole family has, even my brother! It's a cream cleanser that's super gentle and it makes your face so soft after you use it. It's gentle enough to use around your eyes and I even scrub my eyelashes with this to get the rest of that pesky mascara off that hangs around long after it's wanted. I have re purchased this millions of times and I think I will for the rest of my life to be honest! Who need all those expensive cleansing balms and stuff when trusty Cetaphil is on the market for sixteen bucks!

I hope this helped at least one of you out, or at least was interesting. I have a haul post that i'm working on at the moment which shall be up soon and maybe an outfit/face of the day so keep an eye out for that. I think thats it! If theres anything else important I will definitely let you guys know. Don't forget to follow me on Bloglovin! The link will be below as always.

Pip pip!
Alex xx




Sunday, 14 July 2013

20 Questions with TheresSomethingAboutAlice!

Greetings!

After falling on love with each others blogs, me and Alice from TheresSomethingAboutAlice have been emailing back and forth for quite a while and have been planning away for future collaborations together! Hurah!  But before we jump into anything, we both agreed that it was a good idea for the readers on our blogs to get to know us so they can get a feel for what we're about. A fair warning, this is gonna be long so grab a drink, sit down and enjoy! (you're gonna love her, I certainly do!).

This is her, isn't she gorgeous!

1. Why did you start blogging?
I started blogging because on of my favorite things to do was to read blogs (as it is now!) and I wanted my own little space to share what I loved and to get evolved with other, similar  people. I also enjoy writing and photography (if my little snaps can be called that!) so blogging is like my perfect past time!

2. Whats your favourite Magazine?
I love love love company, I adore  all the features/articles they right, and I love the dinky size they are, super cute and they always fit nicely into my bag :)

3. Do you have any pets?
Alas, I do not :( me and my sister have always wanted one, but it wouldn't really be fair on the animal if we're all out all day. I do dream of having two sausage dogs one day though. 

4. Wheres the furthest you've ever been from home? 
Probably to Spain a while ago, unfortunately I'm not a very seasoned traveler!  

5. What's your perfect meal?
I love food with a capital L, so this is a hard question, I think I'm going to have to say Duck in   pancakes with that plumb sauce stuff, A really nice roast lamb dinner, and then Eaton mess!  

6.Do you have a favourite colour?
I don't really have one, but I love pastel shades. 

7. If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
I would want to be able to know what people were thinking, because then I would always know what they thought of me :p

8. What's one thing in your wardrobe you can't live without?
I would have to say my skater skirts, I prefer a skirt or dress to trousers anyway, and they are just so versatile and flattering.
9. Are you good at any sports?
Haha! Me, good at sports? Sadly, no, I am not gifted in the sporting way, I do quite like badminton and swimming though, but put me on a football pitch and I can't even kick a ball straight (true story)
10. What's your biggest fear?  
I wouldn't really say I'm scared of them, but I HATE rats, they just make my skin crawl, there little claws and bald tails just freak me out! I'm also not a big fan of heights.

11. Name your top 3 places you would like to travel to? 
I would LOVE to go to Paris, New York and Venice, they just all seem so magical!

12. What is your favourite blog to read? 
This is such a heart question! I love reading a tonne of blogs, but probably, like Alex, one of my faves had to be Sprinkle of glitter, I also love Louise's youtube channel and I've actually had to pleasure of meeting her :) Another blog I really love is `fashion rocks my socks`, I just adore Rhiannon has such amazing style and I have serious wardrobe envy because of  her clothes!

13. What is one app you are addicted to (game)? 
I don't really play that many games, but I am partial to a few minutes on Cut the rope and temple run two :p

14. Are you a bath or shower person?
I tend to have showers more often as their obviously quicker and really help to wake me up in the morning, but nothing beats a good old bubble bath!

15. Blusher or bronzer? 
Both?! I always use these together, I contour with a bronzer and then like to use blush for a bit of colour :)

16. What is your favourite animal?
Dogs! I really really want a sausage dog... 

17. Tea or coffee? 
Tea :) I'm not really a fan of coffee, If i'm in Starbucks or Costa I will always order a cold drink. 

18. Favourite drug store beauty brand? 
Now this is a hard question! I'm defo a drugstore gal, so I will have to say Sleek, Rimmel and Barry M.  

19. Where did you get the idea for your blog name? 
I knew when I was thinking of names for my blog I wanted my name in the title, I just though it would make it a bit more personal, ya now? So that's why I decided on 'There's something about Alice'. I decided to go for an Alice in wonderland theme because I have always loved the stories :)

20. What are your 5 makeup travel essentials? 
Well I'm not really a traveler per say, but I can't live without my Sleek blush, Rimmel Match perfection foundation, Collection Cream puff, MUA undress me too palette and Real techniques brushes! 

And that's Alice ladies and gentlemen! Do you love her yet? I knew you would! You'll be seeing a lot more of her now isn't that lovely! I know you'll all be itching to check her out so i'll put you out of your misery and leave her link HERE for you all. She's actually running a fantastic 50 Bloglovin Followers Giveaway at the moment so if you're from the UK then you should definitely have a peek at that as well and if you're not then you can sit and cry with me. Bye for now but not for later! 

Pip pip!
Alex xx
p.s. She also wrote a blog post about me! If you want to have a look at that then you can find that HERE


Friday, 12 July 2013

City FOTD

Greetings!

Today I ventured into the city with my mates and had a school holidays shopping spree (we'll take any excuse we can get!). I quite liked my makeup look that I wore so I thought it would be best to share it! 



What I Used:
  • Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation in Warm Honey 
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in Silky Beige
  • Garnier Roll-On Concealer in Medium/Dark
  • Illamasqua Blusher (the lady at the counter put this on me and I can't remember the name. It was a gorgeous soft pink though.)
  • Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick in 111 Kiss Of life
  • L'Oreal Volume Million Lashes Mascara 
  • Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara
  • Rimmel Exaggerate Kohl Eyeliner in Blackest Black
  • Urban Decay Naked2 Palette- Bootycall (lid) Snakebite (crease) 
Simple as that. If you'd like to see a haul post on what I bought just tell me and i'll start writing! I'd also like to take this opportunity to say how sorry i am for being AWOL for the past couple of weeks. I've been planning heaps of collabs with a fellow blogger (lil sneaky peak for you all there aren't I nice) and I went away snowboarding for a week and a bit and I just haven't had a moment write but i'm back now and you can start looking forward to some big things! As always, if you have any suggestions, let me know!

Pip pip!
Alex xx
 

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Goodbye GFC, Hello Bloglovin!

Greetings!

As you probably already know, google has (stupidly) decided to remove GFC from Blogger (you know, all your little smiling faces in the box the the right?), what the hell right! Luckily for us, Bloglovin' has come to save the day! Hooray!

 
Bloglovin is a handy little website that allows you to follow all your favourite blogs and keep up to date with all their recent posts. I've been using bloglovin for ages now and I think its so easy to use and it's super efficient, there's even an app for Androids and iPhones which is fantastic for reading on the go. Only 9 of you currently follow me on it so if the rest of you lovely people could click HERE and pop on over and give me a follow I would love you forever and ever. You can also follow me over there by clicking on the white heart in the pink bubble over to the right under my mini bio with the rest of my links, you see it?

Thanks! See you all soon! 
Pip pip!
Alex xx

Monday, 10 June 2013

Get The Look | Perrie- Little Mix

Greetings!


I've been wanting to do a "Get The Look" post (or series, depends on how you guys react to this.) for quite some time now but I had no idea who's look to create. I recently went to a "The Best of Britain" themed fancy dress party dressed as Perrie Edwards from Little Mix and the thought hit me, why not start with Little Mix! They're pretty famous and stuff and each have such a unique, amazing style so why not start with them! I love the Little Mix girls so flipping much so i'm really excited to be doing their looks! Ok here we go.

Outfit:


Topshop Denim Skater Skirt
Topshop "Dweeb" Cropped Tee
Sportsgirl Daisy Chain Headband
Valleygirl Camo Jacket
Topshop Grey Socks with Black Lace Trim
Dotti Black Harness Boots
Dotti Nail Varnish in Khaki 

Hair:

All I did was wash and blow dry my hair then threw it up in one of Perrie's signature top knots! Easy! I then pinned the daisy chain headband in and I was ready to go.

WHY SO PIXELATED!?!


Makeup:


  • Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation in 300 Natural Beige
  • Garnier Under-Eye Concealer in Medium
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in Silky Beige
  • TopShop Cream Blush in Pinched
  • Rimmel Exaggerate Liquid Eyeliner 
  • Urban Decay Naked2 Palette- Snakebite (lid), Busted (crease and outer corner) and Blackout (outer corner) I was trying to create a natural smokey look. Not too sure how that worked out for me, you can decide that yourselves.
  • L'Oreal Volume Million Lashes Mascara in Noir/Black
  • Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara
  • Mac Lipstick in Chatterbox
The Finished Product! (With my Zayn)


How was that? Was that ok? I tried my hardest to get it right, It is my first time doing this kind of thing after all! I'm really sorry about the picture quality. I tried really hard to get a good shot of my makeup but it wasn't really working out and the lighting was making my skin look all spotty and weird (ew!) so this was the best I could get for you guys, sorry! My friend Ruby who was going to the party with me as Zayn (we went as Zerrie, cool right!) and I felt so guilty when I kept asking her "Can you take a picture of this? Can you take a picture of that?" so I kind of just let her take the photos and took what I got. I'm still using my iPhone to take all my photos too, I know, it's cringey. I am in the process of buying a better camera though so hang in there! The pictures will be better soon enough. Anyway, after all that rambling,  tell me what you think of this and if you like it I might do the rest of the girls! Enjoy your week guys!

Pip pip!
Alex xx

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Essiebutton's DIY Lemon & Peppermint Foot Scrub

Greetings!

Lately i've been seriously loving Estee from essiebutton's blog and youtube videos (new girl crush? I think so!) and everybody knows I love a bit of DIY now and then so when I saw she had created a DIY footscrub, there was no question about it, I had to give it a go!



You can check out the blogpost she wrote on it HERE but i'm gonna make my own post, just because I can. The "recipe" is as follows;

You Will Need:
  • Rock Sea Salt (just fill your jar and that will be perfect)
  • Half a lemon
  • Lemon zest (tablespoon) 
  • Almond oil(about 1/2 cup- 1 cup)
  • Peppermint oil (couple of drops will do the trick!)
  • Jar (or jars, whatever floats your boat)
  • Bowl
  • Spoon/spatula (just something to mix it with. You can use your hands if you wish it)
  • Ribbon (optional)
Method:
  1. Measure your jar full of rock salt and pour it into the bowl
  2. Squeeze in the juices of half a lemon
  3. Add in the lemon zest
  4. Pour in almond oil (put in as much or as little as you want, it's totally up to you. Just make sure it has the consistency of a scrub and has a scrub-y feel to it if ya know what I mean)
  5. Drop in about 3-4 drops of peppermint oil
  6. Mix!
  7. Scrape into your jar
  8. Tie bow around the jar (if you're into that sort of thing)
  9. Voila!


See! Easy! Essie also did a video tutorial type of thing on it too so i'll link that HERE as well so you can pop over and give that a watch too. I love this because not only is it super easy to make but it's fun too and they make great gifts. I actually made one for my friend Rosie who is really unwell at the moment and could really use a cute little pick me up in foot scrub form! (Hi chummy if you're reading, I love you loads. Feel better soon <3)

Pop on over later for my 30 Day Snap #5 picture! See you then!

Pip pip!
Alex xx

p.s. Make sure you mix it up a bit before you actually use it, the almond oil tends to sink to the bottom xx

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Lush Mini Haul

Greetings!

Just like every other person in the blogosphere, I am completely obsessed and in love with Lush products. All of them. I was studying at a friends place and we went out to get some food for lunch and I ended up buying a few things, oops! Thought you guys might be interested in what I picked up so, ya know, here you go!


Tisty Tosty Bath Ballistic- $6.75: "You'll find 7 rosebuds in this rose scented bath, which float on the water releasing a magic love spell." 
Now I don't know about a magic love spell but this bath bomb smells flipping amazing. If there was a candle in this scent, I would buy three. When I read the little blurb about it I could image myself in a gorgeous milk bath with one of these in and I couldn't get up to the counter quick enough.

Butterball- $5.50: "Tiny slivers of cocoa butter melt in a vanilla and ylang-ylang bath. Guaranteed to soften you up"
How gorgeous does this sound!?! I want to bloody eat it! I haven't got the slightest clue as to what ylang-ylang is but it sounds awesome! I get super dry skin in the winter so this will be a nice bath bomb to use to "soften me up" as lush says. It smells like vanilla too which is one of my favourite scents so i'm looking forward to using it and smelling like a candle :) (weird?)

Space Girl Bath Ballistic- $5.95: "Refreshing, fizzy, purple and ever so slightly sparkly. The closest we'll get to floating in space." 
Not sure why I bought this, think I got a bit over excited to be honest! I'm not a massive fan of sparkles in my bath (I totally want to love it but for some reason it just really annoys me) so i'll see how this goes. It does say "ever so slightly sparkly" so maybe we'll get along. Smells good though!

So there ya go! If you want to know what I think of them after i've used them just tell me in the comments and i'll see what I can do. Don't forget to come back a bit later for my second 30 Day Snap photo! Are any of you guys taking part in it?

Pip Pip!
Alex xx

Thursday, 23 May 2013

The Liebster Award

Hello!

Guess what, I was nominated for the Liebster Award! eeep! (thanks Alice! love you lots and lots xxx) The Liebster Award is basically an award for blogs with less than 200 followers, and thats me! This excites me way more than it probably should but lets crack on!


The Rules:
1. Answer the 11 questions left by your tagger.
2. List 11 facts about yourself
3. Nominate up to 11 bloggers with under 200 followers
4. Create 11 questions for the bloggers you tagged.

lets get started then!

Alice's Questions: 
1. Describe your style in one word. 
  Feminine

2.What do you consider your biggest achievement? 
  Winning the Performing Arts Dux of my primary school :) ahh happy memories...

3. What's your favourite type of blog post to read? 
   Uuummmmm...I really like hauls and lifestyle posts. I'm very nosy I think

4. What's your favourite colour? 
   Neon pink!

5. Phone or computer?
  Computer definitely. Hello big screen HD shirtless One Direction pics!

6. Jeans and converse or dress and heels?
    I'm more a dress and converse person, but if I had to choose I'd say jeans and converse

7. What's one beauty item you couldn't live without? 
  My Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation, i adore it!

8. Do you have a favourite memory?
  It's actually really recent. I went on a school ski trip last year with my friends ans I had THE best time imaginable and we made so many new memories together and became so close as a group, it was so nice :)

9. Who is your inspiration?
  I know this is gonna sound mainstream or whatever but Little Mix. They're so gorgeous and down to earth. I aspire to be a singer one day and they all have such beautiful unique voices.

10. When did you get into makeup? 
 It was originally from watching Tanya Burr when I was like...11 or 12 or something. I started actually wearing and buying makeup when I was 13.

11. If you had one wish, what would you wish for? 
 I don't know if this is selfish or not but i'd wish to never have pimples again!

I Tag...
1. Rose (rosiepeach.blogspot.com)
2. Jess (beautifulbenifit.blogspot.com)
3. Eve (lazybluesundays.blogspot.com)
4. Molly (mollyewins.blogspot.com)
5. Alex (alexrocksxo.blogspot.com) not sure if he has less that 200 but i'm gonna nominate him anyways. 
6. Cate (theperksofbeingahipster.blogspot.com)
7. Natalie (buttonsandlipstick.blogspot.com)
8. Carrieanne (imjustalittlepixie.blogspot.com)
9. Amber (amberluiselove.blogspot.com)
10. Zoe (colourfulmakeup.blogspot.com)
11. Kelly (thebellelavieproject.blogspot.com)

 11 Facts About Me:
1. I love the sound and smell of rain
2. My middle name is Paris
3. I think polka dotted things are super cute
4. I'm addicted to Made In Chelsea
5. My new favourite colour is neon pink
6. My favourite flowers are tulips
7. My favourite possessions are my vintage mirror, my pony merry-go-round that i've had since I was a baby and my little ivory elephant my friend brought me back from Thailand (it reminds me of the one in The Secret Garden, I love that movie so much!)
8. I love buying stationary. Never use it, just buy it.
9. I cannot draw to save my life
10. I'm a massive Harry Potter fan
11. I'm a dancer and have been dancing for 10 years (I even have a badge to prove it!)

My Questions: 
1. Describe your music taste.
2. List 3 places you want to travel to.
3. Favourite high end beauty brand?
4. Favourite drugstore beauty brand?
5. Favourite season?
6. 5 travel essentials?
7. Do you have any special talents?
8. Are you a bath or shower person?
9. Favourite blog to read?
10. Blusher or bronzer?
11. Whats your favourite posession?

Done! To the people I've nominated, have fun guys! Thanks again Alice for nominating me! Enjoy your friday everyone :)

Pip pip!
Alex xx



Friday, 17 May 2013

Special Delivery!

Hola!

I know its been a while since i've posted and i'm very sorry. I've just got tonnes of assignments and i'm just about to go into exams and ARG! Anyways, I was a-scrollin through asos and came across a couple of things I really liked and after intensive begging, I bought them!

I ended up buying a pair of boots and a pair of tights for the fast approaching cold months.

New Look Calypo Studded Black Flat Boots-$38.43
view from the side
view from the back
close up of the stud detailing
I really needed some new black flat ankle boots as my ones from last year, which were absolutely gorgeous, grew mouldy and mildew at the back of my wardrobe which i'm terribly allergic to and I had to throw them out. I have been on the lookout for a new pair for a while now and i've been loving the stud trend thats in at the moment so when I saw these I knew they were the ones for me! I had seen a few around like this but they weren't as nice and were way more expensive so I felt I really couldn't go wrong. I can tell i'll be pretty much living in these boots this winter, look how nice they are! I love the way they dip at the front and the back and how the studs are only on one side of the boot, the perfect pair of casual boots in my opinion! 

ASOS Swallow Print Tights- $13.37

What they look like on (minus the weird circles, thats just the camera)

I didn't really need these but I saw them on the side bar as a "recommended item" and I couldn't scroll past. I super love them, and at 13 bucks were super affordable! I wore them with the boots last night on a night out and they looked super cute! If you follow my instagram (alexxhorne), you will be able to see the outfit I wore (just a casual plug there).

I really like asos, it has clothing to suit everyone and free shipping! Now that makes me one happy camper! I'm absolutely sick of websites making the shipping just as much as the product you want to buy, it's just ridiculous and unnecessary in my opinion. I'll leave the link HERE so you can check them out. Just a quick warning, I may not be posting much in the upcoming weeks as I have exams soon and I really need to study but i'll see what I can do. Have a fantastic weekend! 

Pip pip! 
Alex xxx
p.s if you have any requests on a post you would like to see just email me or pop a comment below! x



Friday, 3 May 2013

A New Look!

Hola!

If you've looked at my blog the past few days and thought "Oh wow! That looks flash! However did she manage to do all that?!" well this is the post for you! My blog has gone through some changes for the better recently and I thought I would write this post to explain all the techy bits and pieces involved in case you're interested. I first found out about Designbyte when I was reading through Amber's blog and thought "wow, I need this!" so I messaged him on facebook and away we went!  



I had a few ideas about what I wanted so in my email, I just listed all my ideas and he designed around them (as well as using his own fantastic ideas). I asked him to design my header, a button and link buttons and I only had to wait a day and he was done! wowee, talk about talent! After a bit of tweaking here and there and many many emails, he had sorted everything out for me (i'm not very good and techy things, i just don't understand it all) and we were all set! He was lovely and so patient with me when I was bombarding him with emails and he got everything spot on which made me a very happy camper indeed.

If you need some help with your blog design, go to his facebook page or email him at designbyte.ltd@gmail.com. He's happy to help you and isn't charging anything at the moment as he wants to build up a portfolio so you would be helping him out as well, happy days!

Pip pip!
Alex xx

Sunday, 28 April 2013

The Blogger Behind The Blog- 25 Facts About Me!

Hola!

So a couple of posts ago, I mentioned that if anyone had any requests or anything to let me know and the lovely Amber (you can find her gorgeous blog HERE) said that she would love to get to know the blogger behind the blog. I thought it was a perfect idea so I did and here it is!  Thanks Amber!


I hate photoless blogposts, I feel like they're a bit naked so here's a happy snap of me and my chum Micky Mouse!


25 Facts About Me:
  1. I have a twin brother called Nick and I loves him
  2. I can never have one favourite colour, I always have at least three. At the moment they're baby pink, baby blue and green.
  3. I hate painting my nails! I just don't have the patience to sit there and let them dry!
  4. I used to have braces but I recently got them off, hooray!
  5. My favourite store is Topshop, but every time I go in there I come close to tears because there's so much I wanna buy and I have next to no money (i'm not psycho I swear) 
  6. My family is flippin crazy. I know everyone says that their family is crazy but i'm telling you we're all mad. 
  7. I love Disney so god damn much and it would be pointless trying to explain to you guys how much I do because I just can't. 
  8. I'm really super affectionate, I looovveeeeee hugs!
  9. I'm 5 feet and 4 inches tall
  10. I always have a bow in my hair. No matter where I go I feel like my outfit isn't complete without a ribbon or a bow somewhere on me. 
  11.  My guilty pleasure is Justin Bieber, I love him and will do forever and ever
  12. My style icons are Little Mix (especially Jade) and Ariana Grande 
  13. I can play the guitar, ukelele and clarinet
  14. I'm in love with essie nail varnishes but you can't get them easily in Australia (grrrrr) 
  15. I'm petrified of vomit and insects. Sorry guys, I won't be the friend that holds your hair back when you're i'll, i'll just scream and run away.
  16. I have a bunny rabbit called Jazzy and she's white and fluffy and cute as a button!
  17. My hair is naturally dead straight
  18. I can sing and have been having lessons with my close friend for about 5 years
  19. I adore musicals, especially Wicked, Les Miserable and The Sound Of Music. I know all the words to every track of all three.
  20. I enjoy tea a LOT 
  21. Winter is my favourite season because everything becomes automatically more snuggly and the fashion is so much better than summer (i.e shorts and singlets) 
  22. I really really really really love Taylor Swift, One Direction and Little Mix
  23. Someday I would like to move to London with a friend and live together in a flat and go to beauty school 
  24. I go to an all girls catholic high school and our colours are bottle green and yellow. Sounds appealing doesn't it.
  25. I have the best group of friends I could ever ask for, they're so supportive of everything I do and are just as mad as I am and I loves them very very very much
Done! woah that took a while! I hope you guys feel you know me a bit better now, I know I do when other bloggers post this type of thing. After writing that, I wanna know a bit more about you. If you're game enough, do this tag on your blog or if you don't have one, pop an interesting fact about yourself in the comments! I also tag my darling chummy, Rosie, and her sister Jess. Go check out their blogs for me and throw a follow their way! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Pip pip!
Alex xx

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Mini Sephora Haul!

Hola!

When I was in LA, I was having a little shop around in Downtown Disney in Disneyland and I saw a Sephora. As soon as we saw it me and my mum just looked at each other and started giggling like loons, we got so excited! I ended up spending $134 in that life changing store (no surprises there) and thought you people might be interested what I picked up.


 

Sephora Clear Lipgloss: I use clear lipgloss quite a lot and I had ran out of my previous one and it was right there so I thought why not? 

Lady Gaga "Fame" Rollerball: I really like the smell of this fragrance, I would describe it as fruity floral? (again, not good with the describing words. I'm working on it.)  I had been thinking about buying this perfume for a while, I was also in the need of a fragrance to carry around with me in my handbag and for when I travel that could be used in summer or winter and this ticked all the boxes! Into the basket it went!

Eyelash Curlers: When I go round to my friends houses, i'm constantly leaving/taking home someone else's eyelash curlers and when I  saw these bright pink ones, I knew they were the ones for me! 

Rosebud Perfume Co. Strawberry Lip Balm: In Sephora, where you wait in line is a bunch of little things to look at (and buy) as you are waiting to be served. I enjoy smelling lip balms so there I was sniffin away at all the lip balms when I picked up this one. The tin was so vintage and cute and I couldn't wait to open it! As soon as I cracked it open, I got a massive waft of a strawberry milkshake scent and I was sold. Welcome to the family lip balm! 

Origins "Out Of Trouble" 10 Minute Mask To Rescue Problem Skin: I'm always having trouble with my skin and i'm constantly trying out different masks, moisturisers, scrubs etc in hope to calm it down some what. I've heard only good things about this brand so i've got my fingers and toes crossed that this is the mask for me! 

Urban Decay Naked2 Eyeshadow Palette: This wonder palette was the entire reason for my visit to Sephora. I've had my eye on it for so flippin long and when I found out I was going to America I thought "It's now or never!". I was so excited when I bought this I full on bounded up to the counter with my basket grinning like an over excited puppy dog. Yep.

That's it! I hope you guys enjoyed this! I just want to put out there that i'm not at all trying to brag I just thought that since you're all beauty junkies like me, you might have been interested in what took my fancy and whatnot, thats all. Have a great weekend!

Pip pip!
Alex xx

Friday, 26 April 2013

Friday FOTD

Hola!

Ahh Friday, how I love the blissfulness that accompanies this particular day of the week. I bought a bunch of new makeup while I was away and i've been itching to try it out, so I did! I just want to say before I get right into it that if you want to get your eyeliner like I did (thickish with a wing) watch THIS tutorial. The girl who does the tutorial, Maddie, is amazing at makeup and so gorgeous. I often look to her for inspiration and tips. Ok, so here's my face.

you have no idea how long it took me to take a semi decent picture, jesus christ.

What I Used:
On My Face
  • Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation in 303 True Nude
  • Garnier Roll-On Anti Dark Circles Concealer
  • Topshop Cream Blush in Morning Dew
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in 005 Silky Beige
On My Eyes
  • Rimmel Exaggerate Eye Liner in 001 100% Black 
  • Naked2 Palette: Bootycall (lid) & Snakebite (crease)
  • Benefit They're Real! Mascara
  • Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara
On My Lips
  • Rosebud Perfume Co. Strawberry Lip Balm (right at the beginning)
  •  MAC lipstick in Chatterbox
  • Sephora Collection Lipgloss in 001 Transparent
Yay for new makeup! If you want me to do a review on anything I just mentioned or need to ask me a question just pop it in the comments and i'll definitely get back to you.

Pip pip!
Alex xx