Friday, 6 November 2015


Halloween seems like forever ago yet it has not even been a week yet! I thought I would share some photos. As you can probably tell I dressed up as a mermaid or rather a drowning mermaid as I had a horrific cough/disappearing voice. After pinteresting some ideas I came across mermaid make up with scales. Simple and easy for someone who lacks any artistic skills. The trick is to use fishnet tights over your head! I ended up using a wig cap, the first fishnets I bought were too thick and a practice run showed they wouldn't work. I struggled to find thin fishnets that were under £5. A wig cap at 99p was a much better idea and more comfortable to wear over your face. 

I started by applying foundation normally and giving it a little while to settle. Starting with the eye area I applied blue Seventeen eye shadow with a brush then purple Revolution shadow for definition. I attempted to contour my nose with the purple but it didn't look right instead of starting again I piled on more blue which seemed to work better. It was time to pull the cap over my face, mixed the blue shadow with some primer and applied with a cheap sponge that can be thrown out after all that shimmer will be tough to get out a beauty blender. Using the purple eye shadow to definite then used  silver Illamasqua liquid metal shadow as a highlight. Removed the cap with help of extra hands to avoid smudging to reveal the scales. Filled in brows, added liner and mascara then loaded on Revolution purple lipstick and dabbing liquid metal to the centre of the lips. I used Bleach London's hair crayons in Bruised Violet and Washed Up Mermaid in random sections which was hard to get the colour pay off and ended up giving up due to running out of time. Perhaps hair chalk would have been easier and quicker. I didn't go for whole the shell top and fish tail costume because any plus size costumes are a fortune and wouldn't have arrived on time, plus this is Scotland in October which means it's a better idea to stay warm. I already had the shell print dress and purple tights and bought the starfish clip from Ebay.

What did you get up to for Halloween? 

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

The Rabbit and The Wolf

Dress - Threads 
Jacket - TU 
Bag - H! By Henry Holland 
Boots - Topshop 
Necklace - H&M 

This is what I wore for a night out for a 21st birthday. I found this dress on sale rail in Debenhams naturally being drawn in by the collar. I've never heard of the brand Threads before nor can I find any information about them. It makes me wonder if it had been abandoned in the back for awhile and now the brand doesn't exist which is a real shame because the I love everything about this dress. Surprisingly I found the jacket in Sainsburys for half price, I wasn't even in the market for a new leather (well, PU leather) jacket made me realise how battered the one I've been wearing since I was 18 was. I had been on the hunt for some more casual heels when I came across these boots, again on sale, even though they don't have much of a heel the platform adds that extra bit of height I was after. Now that I think about it the only full price item was the necklace, at £3.99 it wasn't exactly breaking the bank. 

What's your latest sale finds? 

The Picturebooks - The Rabbit and The Wolf 

Friday, 4 September 2015


 Dress - Coast 
Cardigan - Principles 
Shoes - Schuh 

There's something about about Coast dresses that I always love but never anywhere fancy enough to wear the beautiful occasion dresses, and normally more than I'm willing to pay for a dress I won't wear often. I came across this dress last summer it was originally £95 and I think it was on sale for about £28. A good bargain when you think about it. This dress originally had full length sleeves, unfortunately something that does not suit me but I was too in love with the way the dress fitted and moved to leave it behind. Off the sleeves came. I just love how the skirt swishes about, which you can probably tell by these photos. Despite how much I love it I don't wear it enough because the cut out give me a bit of a ridiculous cleavage that I can only get away with for a night out. I keep meaning to get some sheer fabric to put in the cutouts so that I can get away with taking it on daytime outing. The cardigan was one of those things that I picked up when looking for wedding outfit before I had a dress. Black and cropped I thought it was a safe bet and something that I could wear again. 

Ash - Moondust 


Saturday, 29 August 2015


 Dress - Oasis 
Headband - Crown and Glory
Shoes - Topshop
Bag - New Look 

In the seven years I've been with my boyfriend Raymond, we've had never been invited to a wedding before, which is shocking considering he's one of those people that knows hundreds of people. Raymond has been friends with the groom since school so he was invited to the whole day and as he was asked to be the official wedding photographer, I only went to the reception rather than the whole day. I would've probably ended up on my own most of the day while he was busy as I only knew the groom and no one else attending. Shy girl problems. 

Anyway as I was only going to the reception I wanted to get a dress that I could wear again. Before even finding a dress I decided that a wedding is the perfect excuse to crack out the an item from my crown and glory collection. For a girl who likes a good excuse to dress up the search for the dress was took a very long time. I ended up taking a chance and ordering this Oasis dress, they seem to occasionally have selected items in size 18 (wish they would just go up to an 18 in every item), it did fit but just needed some shaper tights underneath to make things smoother. I used this as the perfect excuse to go buy new shoes and a bag, who wouldn't?! The best buy were the shoes originally £46 then reduced in the sale but they had black scuffs all over them, I knew they would come off so after asking at the till I got them for £13.50 in the end. We had a lovely time even if we didn't manage to do much dancing as we left before people had enough drinks to break out the move on the dance floor.