Friday, 21 February 2014

Photography | Shutter Speed Experiments







Hey Bloggers,
I know random photography post, this is from last year but just found it and thought it as crazy to see the change.  So this is by using shutter speed on your camera, and the use of lights in a dark environment.  So hope you enjoy, you should try it out if you're first getting into photography as it's quite fun.
But sorry I've not been posting lately, I just don't feel up to it as I have been ill and just getting over an infection now, but as my photograph exam is approaching I won't be posting  a lot most likely 3 times a week. 

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Dresses | Part two

Ok so a made a post the other day about wedding/bridesmaid dress shopping. So we decided to go to Blackpool (god knows why) but apparently they have more evening dress shops, not that we so many of them. Anyway in turned out to be a successful shop, as we managed to get our dresses, so it's all sorted for November!  I know how long it is away it's crazy, but I bought the dress size a smaller one than I normally would as I plan to loose weight by then.


 

So as you may remember it's a black and white wedding theme, how perfect our these dresses for it! Firstly I would like to apologise for what ever face I thought it was ok to pull whilst taking the photographs, also that they're so close and people lurking as we were in the changing rooms and it wasn't the biggest. Anyway hope you enjoy the dress. 

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Fashion Photography | Part 2





















Hey guys! 
So you may have seen my post a while ago with my friend Kaitlin with the fashion photography. If you want to re view them, or see them they're  here.  Well here are some more from that day, I am actually using these photographs for part of my A level photography coursework.  So I hope you like them.

Also for my Photography exam the theme is Growth and Evolution , I was thinking why not the growth and evolution of fashion? If anyone has any ideas for this to inspire please go ahead. I was thinking classical era's like 1920's, 50's, 60's, 80's, 20's, and now.

Hope you enjoy. 

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Dresses | part one

Hey bloggers,

So yesterday we went to a few shops to try and find some bridesmaid dresses and wedding dress. As it's my mums wedding she's the one with the wedding dress, and she's made me maid of honour so we get to pick the dresses, she's thinking of a black and white wedding scheme which I quite like as black is slimming, so bonus points for me. Anyway here is a couple of pictures of the Bridesmaid dress that I fell in love with and the wedding dress she really like.  I know the dress isn't black, but I wanted to try it on for the crack and it actually went well, not too sure but I like I think.

So when it came to the prices it was actually outstanding it was £35 for the red dress how cheap! I nearly bought it just for myself, but wasn't sure where I would wear it. I think it was £200 for the wedding dress which is really cheap, as well. Overall successful shop. Even though we didn't end up buying them it just aspired up more for next time. Which will be a on Wednesday when we go looking round Blackpool, hopefully the weather won't prevail. 


    

Friday, 14 February 2014

Valentines | Photography

Hey, 
So as we all know it's 'Valentines day', so I thought I would make my post valentines related. In summer I took these still life photographs of flowers, and it so happens that in my Grandma's garden she has roses, therefore I took pictures of them.  I thought it would be nice to link my work in with the theme of today, so I hope you all enjoy. ( Thought I would a little caption to my photographs) 



















"One day you're going to wake up, and you will have everything you want. It may not be right now, but that doesn't mean you can't be happy. Life goes on, no matter what happens. Nothing can stop it. Life is what you make of it. If you just spent that 10 seconds to do that one courageous move, think how differently your life would be right now. No what if's, just do's. The thing with life is that half the time you don't do something because you'll 'regret' the choice, when actually half the things you do regret are the things  that you didn't do. So be brave, be bold, and pluck up the courage. Life is what you make of it. So you better start living it."

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

BACK | OOTN


Hey sorry guy's, I've not been posting for a while I felt really ill and then just everything swamped me and got a bit hectic but I am back now! I won't be posting everyday unfortunately as I have my photography exam to prepare for as it's so weirdly done I need to concentrate on that and I am sure other work will creep up on me. 

Ok so he's just a little bit of something to keep you going...

So this was the other week when I went out with a couple of my friends, and it was absolutely freezing, even when I was drunk. As always. haha, anyway so I love this outfit as I feel it makes me look slimmer and that's always a plus, it goes with any shoes as well and it's just really simple yet effective which I like.  I thought I would add in random pictures of some friends as well just to get a sense of feel. 


                                                                   





I did have a gold necklace with this outfit but I broke it when I was dancing, disappointment. 

Black polo neck short sleeve - £16 River island
Black tube skirt - £5 Sainsbury's
Black cut out boots - New look £14

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Quote | 4



"This is the best, yet worst thing I've come across.  As it's so true it frightens me, imaging beleiveing someone was once this whole person who was sweet and kind, then one day they wake up and everything has changed."

Saturday, 1 February 2014

QUOTE | WEEK


Ok so I thought I would do a quote a day? Starting from today. I really enjoy quotes I just think that they're really cute and I feel as though that when you can't find the words to say they have it summed up. So here's the first quote of the week....




Make sure you keep coming back to see the tomorrow's quote, if anyone needs any advice or to chat feel free to comment below or E-mail me.

FEBRUARY WISHLIST | Fashion



Hey!

So it's the first of February so why not have a fashion wish list? These things really need to place themselves into my life I NEED all of them, it's not a matter of want any-more haha. 

So the top left if is a black playsuit, this is just something you could wear on a casual hot day, maybe on holiday or you could funk it up a bit and wear it going out at night. So it's two in one really, I adore it as it looks so comfortable and fitting to wear. 

Next is the black off the shoulder top, I have wanted one of these for ages but don't have the confidence to buy one are they're quite tight fitting. Although I would love to wear it for going out, so maybe when I loose weight this can be bought. (hopefully)

Then Dr Martens, I really want a pair of these as I love the style and they would make me that tiny bit taller, which I need. Also they'd go with any outfit as they're black. As we all know Dr Martens are really expensive so I just haven't had the spare money to buy them. 

Bottom left Tartan dress, you may all have noticed tartans come back with vengeance, when I was little I used to love tartan. I grew off it for ages but it's really grown back to me, I feel it's just a cute little casual look.

Next is the red midi dress, so all my dresses are short as am I. I can't really get away with wearing longer dresses as because of my weight they are too long. But I really do enjoy longer dresses, it's a must I have to buy. They're perfect for summer holidays

Finally platform ankle heels, when I saw these shoes I fell in love with them. I really need some new heels, and I think these may be the one. As they're not too high, but high enough for me and they look really comfortable and easy to walk in shoes.


I will be posting soon my February wishlist of beauty products so make sure you check that out. 

Thursday, 30 January 2014

MOTIVATE |

Ok so is anyone else wanting to lose weight? I know I am I need to set myself an actual dieting plan without just winging it as I am sticking to me weight. I have recently just lost 2stone so I am really happy with that but want to lose more as I want to look good before my holiday and before uni starts as I'll feel better. So does anyone have any little tips for healthy eating loosing weight or anything?

Here's what I do 





















So if you haven't already I would strongly advise you to get this app. "My fintness pal" it's actually a really good app to have it monitors your calorie intake once you upload the meal you've had. It can work out howmuch you should be eating to loose a specific amount of weight! So what are you waiting for, go get the app! 

As I hate the word diet I tend to call mine a change of lifestyle, so I usually eat what I want... well. So I always have Belvita honey and nut biscuits for my breakfast, as they aren't the best but they kinda taste like chocolate chip cookies and fill you up, also they're quick and easy to grab.  After eating these biscuits I would grab a sandwich or cereal and then have my tea. So I would work out how many calories are in the meal to determine what I can have. I don't like these set diet plans where you have to eat salad for tea as it's boring I like to spice it up a bit. I can eat what I want but I choose to say no.




Finally I go to the gym. As my gym was shut down for 3 weeks  I haven't been in a while, also it was christmas so I haven't been in about 5 weeks.  It's terrible I know. But I have just gone back today and I am more determined than ever to loose weight. My gym has recently got renovations and it's so much better as I can charge my iPhone as I am exercising as well as going on the internet on the machines, not sure why you would but hey I have the options. They've got free wifi, so I can easily message my friends without my phone dying. Also loads more new channels for the TV so you can work out and watch. I tend to stick to E4 as it's got the best programmes on during the day. As well as this they're all round a lot more better physically it's enhanced a lot. I used to go to the gym 3/4 times a week but I just don't have the time anymore so I will be going twice a week, which hopefully will pay off.

So let me know if you have any tips or your routine. 

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

AND THE WINNER IS...

NATALIE  - http://silverliningsofanemptysummer.blogspot.co.uk/ 










I have sent her an E-mail and will also post on her blog to let her know she's the winner of some fantastic body goods. Thank you all for getting involved and for following me I really appreciate it! Can't believe I am at 400 already!  




Just a quick notice to say I may not be posting as frequent any more as I have a photography exam coming up and I really want to focus on that so I may do some scheduled photograph posts let me know!  Thank you all again.

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

MAKE UP | Before & After

   


 BEFORE





                             

                                                                                 AFTER














So as you can see here, I've done a before and after photograph of my make up. I am not sure if you can see the massive amounts of difference the make up makes especially the foundation as I have lots of blemish's and spots. (horrible skin)
I also look really really pal on the left hand side photograph, and you can see how my foundation blends my skin tone and pops my features, rather than hide them away. I really do enjoy red lipstick as I feel like even if you can't be bothered going all out on your make up it looks like you have. It either makes you look classy or fierce.

If you would like to see what I normally use for my everyday make up look just click here.


LAST CHANCE TO ENTER MY GIVE-AWAY ENDS TOMORROW HERE

Sunday, 26 January 2014

OOTD | Sunday



Hey guys so I never normally have my hair up! 
But I really couldn't be bothered sorting it out today so I just left it as it was all messy!  So I don't normally do OOTD but I thought I would give it a go as you can see it's not my actual camera as everyone in my house was out and I don't own a tripod unfortunately. Hope you enjoy.

As you can see I couldn't be bothered with making a massive effort today but I didn't want to look too much like a sloth so I spiced it up a bit with the shinny leggings, which are ridiculously comfortable.  It's a simple yet effective look overall really casual and comfy. 

Jumper/top - Primark   £6.00
Shiny Leggins - Tesco's £7.00
Biker Boots - Asos £19.00

If you want to see more on the boots click here

DISNEY | Photoshoot | Part 3



Snow White

As you can probably guess this is my snow white shoot, I did two shoots for snow white, as I felt it was a really simplistic fairytale to show off through photography.  I feel like this second shoot is the best as it's got this eerie atmosphere about it and the colours are so vibrant yet still making the eerie atmosphere that it needs.  Yet again this is the model I used Kaitlin.  I loved editing this shoot as it was so simple yet effective. 












Here is a photograph from the first snow white shoot, as you can see it's no where near a clear message that it's snow white and there's not a lot of moor or atmosphere in the photograph, it looks like a girl lost in the woods rather than a Disney shoot.  If you haven't already seen Part one Disney photoshoot click Here. If you haven't seen Part two click Here.  Also if you're wanting to join in my giveaway make sure to check this out here



If you would like to see any more Characters or anymore from the scene's already shown feel free to ask!

Saturday, 25 January 2014

2014 | HOLIDAY

So me and my friends are thinking of going on a girls holiday! It will be pumped up, we are ready for it, but were not too sure where to go? So does anyone have any suggestions where they know/been. We are looking for somewhere really wild and chaotic as we like to party, and we are loud and spontaneous people so god help us.  So far we are thinking of going to either ...




IBIZA

Obviously the well known party island Ibiza is definitely up there as we have found some really good deals for flights/hotels costing no more than £250. As Ibiza is the main party island it's really expensive though 20 Euro's  for a vodka and lemonade in the main clubs, so obviously not very affordable but pre drinks. So there's many big club parties like the zoo project, Ibiza rocks, we are rock-stars.  As we are thinking of going anytime after end of  may this is perfect as my 18th at the end may so I will be all prepared to go, and the week of my birthday there are big parties lined up that week in Ibiza.



ZANTEZante not sure if a lot of people know where this is? But it's a greek island I've heard loads of people going on about it being all good for a young club holiday. So I thought why not give it a go? I've found some pretty cheap deals here as well. If you have ever seen BBC 3 Zante's Zeros club bar have been shown here as it's the biggest and busiest bar in zante.  It's not expensive for drinks over there as I have been reading up but not too sure? 



AYIA NAPA
Ok Ayia Napa, you must of heard of? Well it's also a well known destination for clubbing and going on a girls/lads holiday.  Again there are some really good deals flowing around but not heard many people going here that I know? Not sure what it's like anyone been or know someone who's been?  Heard they are expensive but not too sure on the drinks. 











Not wanting somewhere skanky but somewhere cheap and cheerful, feel like I will need a lot for it but will be worth it in the end! Anyone got any other destinations, I've heard Marmais, Magaluf, Malia, Corfu.  Want to go on a booze cruise any suggestions, thanks for reading! Let me know.  As you can see we are looking for a piss up abroad really haha.

Friday, 24 January 2014

Stippling brush | Real Techniques

  So the other week I was asking people on their views on make up brushes, and I decided to give the real techniques stippling brush a go as I heard some mixed reviews, but I really like their blusher/powder brush.
 So with the real technique stippling brush I think it works really well and everything, I have heard it falls out after you wash it as I've only used it twice I haven't washed it yet but hopefully it doesn't fall apart as that will be depression. I think it gives a clear evenly blended soft look across your face. I think the most annoying thing is that it obviously takes time to stipple across your face and one or two hairs stick to your face and it gets really annoying to get them off.



Personally so far I really like this brush as it gives a really good finish and makes me feel so much more confident with my skin as it looks really smooth and an even look. If anyone is thinking of buying the brush I would recommend you to! I can't guarantee about the brush falling to bits after washing as I have tried this yet.

Real techniques stippling brush - £11.99






There's my make up just before my show (I used the stippling brush) Sorry that it's not high quality as I didn't bring my camera to the show. 

CHERRY BANANA SPECIAL



Hey! So you may have noticed I haven't been as focused with my blogging recently as I have been really busy with this crazy show for my performing arts class. It's a mental show as you may gather from the psychedelic colouring of the programme and the mad ass costume I am wearing 'zippy'.  In the play it's all about these two guys who've set up a market stall and they get into random trouble innocently and end up selling space cakes. So it's really trippy acting and quite fun to do. Fortunately I didn't feel nervous at all whilst performing and was probably my best performance yet! So I am quite pleased with that,
                                                           not that it matters as I found out that I already have all the                                                            top grades for  course which is a

 D* (apparently equivalent to A*) so I am really really happy at the moment! I thought I would put up random photographs from segments of the play. Also you can see how tiny our changing rooms are! 

I will be posting more hopefully! Just got my photography exam to worry about as the deadline are closing in this week and then I am on to the exam unit but I should be definitely posting some of my photography work if you would like to see. Also I need to be posting more beauty things! Let me know if you want to see anything!