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Hello Youtube!

6/21/17



Soooo i've uploaded my *sort of* first ever Youtube tutorial. I've been wanting to do it for a while and have finally decided to just give it a go...let's see if it works out! The video features me making a rather rambly introduction followed by a make up tutorial. I promise future videos will be a lot more put together once I get the hang of it. Remember to read the description box and to crank up to 1080 HD!

Summa Lovin'

6/13/17

The lovely ladies at Very invited me back for their Summer event to show their summer range which featured beachwear from South Beach as well as homeware and accessories. The event was completely decked out with amazing summer vibe decorations - think beach inflatables, balloons, hula girl necklaces and more, giving me all the summer feels...


I fell in love with these chunky platform heels and think they would look so good paired with a summer dress or skirt or with some shorts.




If you're looking for a bikini or swimsuit that has that extra somethin'-somethin' then South Beach is definitely the place. They have gorgeous swimwear that are both practical and stylish!




These cupcakes were made by the same person that made them at the last Very event and they are just diiiivine, and the buttercream is to die for.


   Me and Andra from AndraLovesFashion using the balloon backdrop to its full potential



In love with this strawberry beach towel!





It was such a lovely event with so much going on and lots of lovely fresh summer themed drinks and amazing food. It was so good to see what Very have on offer to jazz up your summer wardrobe or even your back garden with some enviable homeware pieces.

Shop summer at Very here!

Playing With Neon

6/12/17















I went to the Tate in Liverpool a few weeks ago with my parents and visited the Tracey Emin bed. We were lucky because as me and my dad arrived, there was a curator there about to do a talk about the bed and I think if I hadn't gone at that moment, I wouldn't have properly learnt about Tracey or that bed. The bed has been mocked for being called 'art' which I will admit to some extent I questioned what was so 'arty' about it too. But after the curator explained what the bed represented in Tracey's life, it opened up to me so many different possibilities of what art can be. The curator told us that this bed represented the most intimate part of Tracey's life, following the four days she spent in bed following a break up, with depression and so on. And I think what made the bed 'art' was the brutal honesty she was sharing with the world. Nowadays, it's easy to share the best bits on social media but sharing the difficult parts are a liiiiil bit more tricky. So for Tracey to openly share this bed with the world, where it displayed the 4 most depressing days of her life, and give it to the world and say, this was me and i'm not embarassed about it...is art. I think so, anyway. 

So here I am with my bed in my room (lol). It's not as 'brutal' or 'honest' as Tracey's bed was, but I guess it's an honest place that I normally wouldn't share on the internet. As i've said before on this blog, I find it hard to be myself and be self confident but I think the best thing to do is say f*ck it, so that's the approach i've taken in publishing this post. It's not in a typical blogger style or edited (I lied, these are slightly edited) or perfect but if it was all of that, I'd feel like a bit of a fake. When I was a teen, me and my friends would nab ideas from Tumblr (o the hilarity) and emulate them for photos, do photo shoots at each others houses, buying a cheap USA flag off of Ebay for a backdrop, dressing up and drawing words on our knuckles with eyeliner (why didn't someone stop us), pretending to smoke cigarettes (so cringe), doing our make up, etc. all for the sake of getting a few photos for Facebook but mostly just to keep for ourselves, and for me to have fun experimenting with photography and creative ideas, whether or not they looked really amateur or cringey af. So i'm going to adopt that same attitude I had at ages 14-16 and carry on having fun with photography and experimenting regardless of the outcome and put them on this blog. I guess what i'm trying to say is Tracey Emin's bed inspired me to be honest with what I do, even if some people might not think it's art.

I've always had a cliché thing for neon lights. I like the way Refn uses them in most of his films, and how they look against faces and clothes and objects. My friend bought me a lil disco light for my birthday and it's honestly my favourite thing and can completely change the mood of a whole room.

Photos taken by my supa cool flatmate Sid HH while pre-drankin before going out

Gin And Glitter

For years the famous Clothes Show Live was held in Birmingham but fast forward to 2017 and it's now coming to my hometown of Liverpool with a whole new look and name - the British Style Collective. The lovely ladies over at Good Results PR invited along the bloggers of Liverpool to get a feel of what's to come in the 3 day fashion festival in July.

And if this event is anything to go by, the festival is set to be an event absolutely not to be missed! The festival will consist of fashion shows, catwalks, dance performances, talks by industry experts (Jo Elvin, Megan Ellaby and Olivia Purvis to name a few), stalls of all your favourite high street brands and plenty of food and drink!





The teaser blogger event was hosted inside the beautiful Oh Me Oh My, by the Albert Docks in Liverpool. I still hadn't got round to paying this venue a visit so was so happy to see it was the location of this event - the interiors are stunning and from what I tasted from the menu, I definitely want to go back! There were delicious canapés of bruschetta with caramelised onion and goats cheese, amazing gin cocktails on arrival and halloumi burgers (which I demolished in 5 secs so no photos of that). 



The event was hosted by fashion journalist and TV presenter Antonia O'Brien who was wearing the most beautiful bedazzled dress i've ever seen. She talked us through the up and coming event and what to expect then did a quick interview with hairdressing experts and absolute #couplegoals Andrew and Liz Collinge. I go past the Andrew Collinge Graduates hairdressers on Bold Street all the time so it was amazing to see the man behind the business in the flesh! They were both so inspiring discussing their brand and family business...you can read more about their inspiring story on their website here.






I also got attacked by glitter a glitter makeover by Wish Upon A Sparkle, I was going out that night so I wanted my make up a little more snazzy and I think it looked so good and would not go out of place at a festival or party this summer.






Upstairs was where all the goodies were to be found and the kind gals behind the event filled up a huge goodie bag for me and all the other bloggers. We also had the chance to go up and chat one-to-one with Andrew and Liz Collinge and get some expert hair styling tips - which is always good for me as I don't really have a clue how to style my hair. Some stylists from loved&found at John Lewis were also there to show us some current pieces from different brands, explaining how they want John Lewis to be a place where young people want to shop and not just for special occasions but somewhere they can shop for everyday wear. I fell in love with the above pieces and will definitely keep them in mind for future shopping trips!



I thought I'd add a quick snap of my goodie bag, for those that like a little nosey! It was SUCH a generous amount of things, from Pixi & Petra primer, to Liverpool gin, and Lambrini (wth!), nail stick ons, some new products from the new Andrew Collinge 'Co' range, Accessorize jewellery and more - I felt spoilt! I also got to take home my own handmade corsage (which i'll probably give to my mum) that I made with the help of two lovely staff from Abakhan, a leading UK habardashery company. You can expect all these brands and more to be at the festival this summer!

The British Style Collective will be taking place over 3 days in July from the 7th-9th and you must not miss it, it will be the fashion event of the year in Liverpool. Get your tickets here now.


Love Will Tear Us Apart

6/5/17

 Jacket: charity shop | Belt: Ebay | Jumper: Zara | Necklace: gift | Earrings: Urban Outfitters | Sunglasses: UNIF | Jeans: Topshop | Socks: Asos | Converse: Depop

Photos by Jenny Gavan

I got back last night from the most lovely day in Manchester at the O2 Ritz academy where some of my favourite artists played including Tops, Whitney and Bill Ryder Jones. Those performances will stick with me forever, especially Tops (who's new album gives me the goosebumps) and Whitney, who I saw play a year ago to the TINIEST crowd and last night filled the whole venue just had me feeling all mushy inside. BRJ was also beaut performing a solo set and a cover of Love Will Tear Us Apart. What will stick with me the most is the end of the performances when the venue played Oasis, Joy Division and New Order whilst Whitney's pianist crowd surfed and the crowd went mad - and in light of what happened a few weeks ago, it was just so bloody nice to have everyone together singing and dancing in one big room to show that love is the friggin' answer to life. 

Talking about love - I am in love with how these photos turned out by the wonderful Jenny Gavan, who I discovered through Instagram - oh the powers of the net. We went out on a sunny (ahem, sweaty) day in Liverpool and explored the Baltic Triangle and got some snaps along the way. We even found a bunch of old school ice cream vans parked which made for some good photo props. Be sure to follow Jenny on her blog here, her photos are b-e-a-uuutiful. Thank you for making me feel edgy af Jenny! Self confidence is important, LOVE YOSELF, even if little skater dudes shout at you 'sorry I nearly tripped over your edge', fo reel though.
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