Sunday, 4 November 2012

I Love Fall Tag

1: Favourite Fall Lip Product? 
I'm going to have to go with my Rimmel: Kate Moss lipstick in shade 101. It's quite a pale pink colour (I have mentioned in in a previous blog post), and it's perfect to wear at any occasion. I'm only really just getting into wearing lipstick because it scares me a bit, but this colour is perfect as a start out for me. 
2: Favourite Fall Nail Polish? 
Again, I have mentioned this product before.. But it's the Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine nail polish in Watermelon. It's super shiny, and a really gorgeous, dark colour which I think is perfect for the Autumn months. 
3: Favourite Starbucks Fall Drink? 
I have to admit, I'm not a massive Starbucks fan, as my Starbucks can get pretty loud and busy which isn't great when I want to relax with a hot drink. However, I'd probably have to opt for the good old hot chocolate with whipped cream on top. It does the trick, and lets face it, who doesn't love a mug of hot chocolate on a cold day?!
4: Favourite Fall Candle? 
Being the candle fanatic that I am, this was a pretty hard decision for me to make. However I'd have to choose the candle that I'm currently burning which is the Yankee Candle - Christmas Cupcake. I know it's a Christmas one, but I still love it all the same. 
5: Favourite Fall scarf or accessory?
I normally just throw on my plain black cashmere (copy) scarf when I go out at the moment, however I thought that was a bit of a boring choice - so, I chose my Miss Selfridge scarf that I received as a birthday present from one of my friends last year. I wear it quite often to Sixth Form as it jazzes up what I'm wearing whilst staying smart at the same time. 
6: Haunted house, haunted hay ride or haunted corn maze? 
I genuinely don't think I've tried any of these.. However I think if I had to make a choice out of the three I'd pick the haunted corn maze because I do love a good maze. I don't really know why, because I always end up getting lost and can never get myself out again, however a haunted one does sound like good fun. 
7: Favourite Halloween movie? 
Now, I'm really not one for scary movies. I get really easily scared, really easily.. My friends all know not to watch horror films when we get together because I just won't watch it. However, a film that could be Halloween related, that I love (and isn't scary, yay!) would be The Addams Family. I love it, after seeing it on TV once, I had the theme tune in my head for weeks, I really should go and search for the DVD one of these days.. 
8: Favourite candy to eat on Halloween?
Being more of a chocolate person myself, I don't really eat sweets as much as some people. However, I'm a sucker for anything fizzy, like Fizzy Strawberry Lances. So literally anything with a tang of sourness to it, and I'll probably like it! 
9: What are you dressing up as for Halloween? 
For once, I actually got invited to a Halloween party this year so had to make the decision of something I could dress up as, without spending a fortune. After much deliberation and changing of my mind about 100 million times, I finally decided to go as the Batman villain Poison Ivy. Seeing as I have red hair and I love the colour green, I thought it would be appropriate. If you don't know who she is, search her on Google, she's my favourite Batman character hands down. 
10: What is your favourite thing about Fall?
I think in reality I'm going to have to say the best thing for me is that it means it's nearly Christmas... But I also love Bonfire Night, that's probably my favourite thing about Autumn, that's actually in the Autumnal period. Where I live our town has a big bonfire and firework display which I go to every year with my friends. I love wrapping up and standing all huddled together with sparklers just watching the fireworks. It's the cutest thing ever. 

Haul • Autumnal Clothes and Beauty

Hi everyone! Over the past week or so I've bought a number of things that I thought I'd show you - I'm aware it's not a lot, but I'm a student and money doesn't grow on trees! 
As this week has been half term, I took a trip with one of my friends to Manchester on Friday because I've been told the shopping there is fabulous, and I was not misinformed - it was amazing! Coming back to where I live and visiting our town was so boring after visiting the plethora of shops that Manchester has to offer. Anyway, on with the haul: 

As you may or may not know, I'm a bit of an addict when it comes to painting my nails; I will never stop buying nail polishes, even if I'm 90 and have a room dedicated to my collection. Over the past 2 weeks, I have acquired these three beauties to add to my collection. 
Modelsown: Freak Out! 
I've been trawling through the Modelsown website recently and lusting after the sparkly polishes they have to offer. My mum actually bought me this one, so I'm not 100% how much it actually cost, but Modelsown nail polishes are usually around the £5 mark I find. I've worn this over a black nail polish and it looks gorgeous, really perfect for a night out or a party if you want to add some sparkle to your outfit!I have a weakness for glitter when it comes to my nails.. It's just a shame how difficult this is to clean off! 
Barry M (Gelly Hi-Shine): Watermelon 
When I saw this on the shelf in Boots it caught my eye, so I couldn't help but buy it. I love it when my nails are shiny, and I always apply top coat in excess to keep my nails looking super shiny! There's a range of colours in this collection, but I opted for the teal coloured 'Watermelon'. It cost me £3.99, which is really good for the job it does; as when I applied it, I didn't even need a top coat, it's SO shiny, I absolutely love it. In fact, I think I'll have to take another trip to Boots and pick up some of the brighter colours. I really recommend this nail polish, it's a must have!
American Apparel (Neon): Neon Green 
Now, this polish I was probably too excited to be purchasing. When I was in Manchester, I suddenly saw an American Apparel store which I had no idea was there, and immediately went inside. I'd seen the neon colour collection on the website and also in some beauty blogs/youtube videos so I was pulled towards the nail polish selection as soon as I walked through the door. It was £7, which yes, is quite pricey however the colour on my nails is just fabulous and I'm so glad I bought it! (If only I'd had the courage to buy myself some of the American Apparel disco pants whilst I was in there, I'd be all set!)

The first item of clothing I've picked up recently is this absolutely gorgeous dress from New Look, it cost me £27.99 which I think is fantastic for such a beautiful dress. It's in this gorgeous teal colour, and the belt on the waist makes it really flattering by just giving that bit of definition to the waist and slimming you down, plus it just adds that bit extra sparkle to the dress. I love how the neckline is higher up, and the top of the dress is quite plain because I could accessorise it with a really pretty necklace. But what really sold this for me is the style of the skirt, there's a stretchy dress underneath the chiffon-type material, which forms the skirt. It falls down to thigh length at the front and then drapes right down to my ankles at the back. Paired with some killer sparkly, gold heels it would be perfect for a Christmas or New Years Eve party. It looks so flattering on, and is perfect for the holiday season! I can't wait to wear it out somewhere, roll on December. 
The second and last item of clothing I've bought isn't particularly as interesting as my party dress, however I do still love it to bits, in a more casual way. When I went to Manchester, I had to take a trip to Hollister as, again, we don't have one in the town I live in. On entry of the shop, I felt like I was entering a night club; the dimmed lights, loud music and black floor/walls paired with the overwhelming (in a good way) scent of the Hollister perfume, created a different shopping experience for me. We spent ages just walking around looking at the clothes and I finally decided on a simple t-shirt which cost me £16 - not bad for a brand like Hollister I thought. It's baggy, which I like, and the material is so soft and lightweight, it feels lovely when you wear it. I'm not generally interested in the pricey brands like Abercrombie and Fitch, Jack Wills etc... But I'll admit, I do love this t-shirt! 

I hope you enjoyed reading about my latest purchases. I won't make a habit of telling you what I bought every time I go shopping, but sometimes I think it's nice to read about -- or at least I enjoy reading blog posts about what other people have bought - if anything, it gives me ideas of things I want to buy and if they're going to be any good or not! Thanks for reading as always x