Monday, 29 April 2013

The leibster award! | Other bloggers tagged

I was really happy to be nominated for this award, I think the concept is really fun and different to other awards i've seen on blogger before. I was nominated for this tag by emilys-elixir so would like to say a big thank you to her!  Enjoy!

The rules for this post:
  1. each blogger should answer the questions the tagger has set for you
  2. choose 11 new bloggers to pass the award onto and link them in your post 
  3. create 11 new questions for the chosen bloggers 
  4. Go back to their page and tell them about the award.
  5. each blogger should post 11 random facts about themselves 
  6. no tag-backs!

Eleven random facts about me:
  1. My first word was apple
  2. As a child I wrote upside down (still do sometimes)
  3. I dreamt about bunnies last night 
  4. I can balance literally anything on my head and it not fall off
  5. My first car was purple and called violet 
  6. I hated my mum for a whole week when i was nine because she made me give up my jar of caterpillars 
  7. Im probably the only female in the world that didn't cry at ghost 
  8. Alan Sugar really does it for me 
  9. I have a belly button phobia!
  10. Its rare for me to actually wear a full set of clothes!
  11. The only bone i've ever broken was my wrist when I was eleven, i fell of my bike trying to impress a boy i fancied, it was really embarrassing and i think he recorded it on his nokia. Still heartbroken
The questions I answered: 

What is your favourite lip balm?-
Every other day i exfoliate my lips with sugar and olive oil together once i have done this i apply just a basic nivea lip balm if I'm feeling exotic i'll spend time looking for a new lip product burts and bees etc... brands like that. I don't tend to use too much product on my lips. 

What did you do last weekend?-
My ex-flat mate and chum Rosie came up from london for a whole week, so we spent the weekend together doing cool stuff. We went to see The Evil Dead which was terrifying, and also went out a lot at night for drinks and stuff. It was just really lovely to spend girly time with her!

What is your best fashion buy?-
I shop way too much, so its hard to pick out something recently that I've bought that I consider to be a 'best buy' ... one of the favourite things I've bought recently is a bright lime leather clutch from Zara it's ties in perfectly with the new neon trend and adds statement to some of my more boring outfits. 

What is your favourite way to spend a rainy sunday afternoon?-
As gay as it sounds, i love walking/jogging in the rain. Also... Sunday afternoon is one of the few times i can just sit and watch TV so probably sitting following a huge roast watching a wildlife documentary.. such a thug

What is your favourite beauty product?-
I go through phases with beauty products but i'd say at the moment its SAND TROPEZ by ESSIE (nail varnish), its a nude shade and costs around eight pounds. It goes on really well, the colour is really elegant and its surprisingly resilient against chipping. I'm also having a bit of an eye brow thing at the moment, i've been looking for a product that works well with them and on my quest have come across some really cute and affordable products by natural collection i've been using their neutral eye shadow duo (£3.00) with a cotton bud to thicken out my eyebrows and their eye brow pencil (2.40) to create definition. They're products are really affordable and simple, which I like and are also free from harsh chemicals that are really bad for the environment and your skin. 

Do you prefer dark, milk or white chocolate?-
Probably milk chocolate! galaxy is amazing. White chocolate and strawberries is equally beautiful.. who am I kidding if its chocolate blue, white, dark I will eat it. All of it.

What is your favourite book?-
I read Kelly Kultrones autobiography a few weeks back called, if you have to cry go outside that was really interesting as I've always been a massive fan of hers. At the moment I'm reading a book named the ugly business of beautiful women it explores the ugly world behind the beautiful mask of the modelling/fashion industry, its.. different. The Harry Potter books are a given also.

What are the top five cites you'd like to visit?- 
This is going to be hideously generic but.. Paris, New-york, Amsterdam, Budapest and.... VENICE!

What is your middle name (if you have one)?- 
Louise, when i was young my mum used to call me JLO which is horrendous, or Jessie Lou *shudders*

What, or who, inspired you to start a blog?- 
I used to have another blog called flippin elle but I had a dilemma (cringe) and wasn't sure if I wanted to fashion blog anymore so I stopped. When I realised I missed fashion and beauty blogging I set up my new site, which is this one!

Finally, the questions for my nominees:
  1. What is the last thing you ate/drank?
  2. What is the name and brand of your favourite nail polish?
  3. What do you do to relax?
  4. What was the last magazine you read, and who was on the cover?
  5. Who/what is your style inspiration
  6. London or NYC? and why?
  7. What is the last film you watched?
  8. Biggest girl crush?
  9. Describe in brief your skin care routine, and list the products you use.
  10. If you were stranded on a desert island, which three luxurious items would you choose to be with you?
  11. Where do you source inspiration for your blog posts from?
My nominees:










Monday, 18 March 2013

My first styling job ever!

Little more than a week ago i had my first (un-paid) styling job ever. It was amazing to work with the photographer (MWF Media) and my beautiful model/chum chloe (@FlorenceSaxon). Here are some of the photos that were taken and below i am going to list where every thing i put together is from. 

hair and makeup-  
Chloe has long amazing hair so we didn't really need to do much to it. For some of the photographs her hair was tied back to highlight her eye brows, which were gelled and penciled in for dramatic effect. For a few of the photographs we used black lipstick which looked amazing against the leathers etc..enjoy guys

**all clothing is my own and wasn't sent for promotion**

Topshop scallop vest, leather gillet and gold neck cuff 

primark maxi skirt 

Rare nude tassle skirt and primark two tone grey sweater

H&M string vest with primark pleated maxi skirt

white waterfall blazer, and ark leather skirt 

Leather insert dress, black lipstick and Aldo courts 


Leather gillet - Topshop 
Pleated Maxi-skirt - Primark
Nude leather tassle skirt - Rare for topshop 
Necklace - Topshop 
Peace bangle - River island 
String vest - H&M
Nude blouse - forever 21 
White waterfall blazer - forever 21 
Leather insert dress - One republic 
Turtle neck - Topshop
Black shoes - ALDO
Nude extreme wedges - Topshop 
Leather skirt - Ark
Scallop edge vest - topshop
Two tone sweater (grey) - primark
Gold spike necklace - primark 


Eye brow pencil - Collection 2000
Lipstick - Barry M 
Foundation - Lancome/Maybe-line
Eye liner/mascara - Maybe-line + loreal 
Hair products - Aussie+ Tréseme
Highlighter/cheek stain- Soap and glory 

Photographer - Micheal Rowlands
Enjoy! - Jessie