Thursday, 30 August 2012

Passion for Fashion blogger challenge.

Today I received a email from the lovely Chris on behalf of the Passion For Fashion challenge ran by MoneySupermarket, which I cant wait to show you all! The aim is to create some fantastic looks for A/W by being as creative and stylish as you can, but also looking for great value products and make potential savings wherever possible. There will be 6 winners; one for each category, winning £200 to spend on the outfit they've put together. There will also be an overall winner who will win £1000 to spend on all five outfits, plus an ipad 3!

To enter send an email with a link to your entry to no later than 24th September, also be sure to tell your friends about the competition by tweeting using #PassionforFashion.

Dainty Darko Accessories.

Today I received a ring from the beautiful Robyn at Dainty Darko Accessories and its safe to say I have completely fallen in love with it.

Dainty Darko make plugs (any size), necklaces, stud back and dangle earrings and rings. Their prices are great starting at just £2!

Items above prices : Small Skeleton Lady earrings £5, Hazy Skeleton Frame ring £5, Cat Cameo ring £4, Skeleton Lady Filigree ring £3, Bow Skeleton earrings (hook or stud) £6.50, Poison Apple Filigree ring £3 and finally Umbrella ring £2 (all with £2 p+p). Dainty Darko also have much more on their facebook page.

Love Alex 

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Sunday wishlist #10.


How cute is this Ted Baker French bulldog bag?! I already own a Ted Baker bag but I rarely use it as its red, I adore both pait of shoes too. I cannot wait to buy a pair of studded creepers. I've also been meaning to buy MUA Primer for a while as I've heard amazing things about it.

Love Alex 

Blog of the week ♡ Brogan Tate xo

I've been a fan of Brogan's blog since I found it a couple of weeks ago, her posts are mainly fashion and beauty with a few personal posts too. I love pretty much everything about Brogan's blog, its so pretty and her posts are always so lovely to read.

Her outfit posts are possibly my favourite on her blog, they're always so different and she has such pretty and girly clothes.

Brogan also runs her own online store which you should all check out (The Beauty Closet)!

Love Alex 

Saturday, 25 August 2012

My boyfriend recently found this website when he was looking to order me Katy Perry "Meow" which he found for £18.95 (30ml) or £30.79 (100ml).

They have such a wide range at excellent prices! I thought the website would be great for christmas presents as most people love receiving perfume! The website has free delivery too, plus 10% off pop star fragrances using the code 'popstar10' (offer ends 27/8/12).

The website also sells aftershave, cosmetics, skincare, haircare, bath and body, giftsets and accessories all at discount prices. The products are all the real thing too!

Love Alex 

Friday, 24 August 2012

Blackpool mini break.

I'm back and its soo good, we had such a great holiday but it didn't start great. We had such a fuss with our hotel room as it was terrible (wallpaper falling off the walls, unclean bedsheets and bathroom) so we had to move rooms then move rooms again but after moving we got upgraded to a beautiful room with a spa bath (I couldn't have been happier!). Here's just a snippet of photo's from our trip.

First day wondering around the beach (or sea as the tide was too big to see the sand).

Evening walk on the beach, bliss!

Madame Tussauds visit.

Trying on playsuits in the shopping center.

Rainy pier :(

Cheeky mirror picture in our bathroom.

Sea-life center visit, I loved it!

The cutest cupcake my boyfriend won for me, Charlie!

We such a great time and I wish I could go live in Blackpool, just to walk across the beach every night (so, so peaceful).

Love Alex 

10 day "you" challenge.

One picture of yourself.

This counts right? I have no recently one's at all and I don't look decent enough to take one with the webcam.

Myself and Ben at a family BBQ (taken 22/7/12)

Love Alex ♥

Thursday, 23 August 2012

10 day "you" challenge.

Two songs.

  1. Adieu (from Take To The Skies) - Enter Shikari; My favourite Enter Shikari song of all time, beautiful lyrics.
  2. Remembering Sunday (from So wrong, It's right) - All Time Low; This song brings back so many memories from being 16.
Love Alex 

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

I LOVE: Skater dresses.

I've been a big lover of skater dresses since my lovely boyfriend bought a gorgeous wine coloured one for Christmas last year. I love you get can a skater dress from almost everywhere on the high street and each one will be different. I also love that skater dresses can be worn all year round, either paired with tights and boots in winter or cute sandals in the summer.

I personally adore the drum print denim skater dress, which comes in at £48 from topshop!

Love Alex 

10 day "you" challenge.

Three films.

  1. Donnie Darko - Possibly my favourite film ever! I've watched it so many times and It's a film i'll never get bored of. The first time I watched it I didn't really understand it but after watching it more and more I understood it more, I think it a film you'll either love or hate. I love anything with Jake Gyllenhaal too.
  2. Kill Bill - Another film i've lost count of how many times i've watched. I love the story it tells and how it's told, the sequel is also great.
  3. Tangled - I love Disney far too much for a 19 year old but its such a cute story and who doesn't look a good Disney movie? 
Love Alex 

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

10 day "you" challenge.

Four books.

I've never really been much of a reader so i'll just list ones I'd love to read.

  1. The twilight saga - I adore the movies and my mum bought me them all for last Christmas. I've heard they're so much better than the movies too.
  2. The Harry Potter books - Being such a big HP fan you'd think id have read them already but I just can't get into books, I think I'm going to borrow them from my boyfriend though and try my hardest to read them.
  3. Dexter books - I've watched all the series that have been on so far and loved them! so interesting, my mum has the books too so I think I may steal them at somepoint.
  4. The Hunger games - my boyfriend just finished this book and he said its great.
Love Alex 

Monday, 20 August 2012

10 day "you" challenge.

Five foods.
  1. Domino's pizza - I love nothing more than a good pizza and Domino's is by far my favourite!
  2. Spaghetti carbonara - I love any pasta dish but how can anyone not love pasta with cheese and bacon, nom!
  3. Nando's peri peri chips - one word; beautiful.
  4. Hersheys cookies and cream - So scrummy, I could literally live off them.
  5. Chicken fajita's - My favourite at the moment, so easy to cook and they taste amazing.
Love Alex 

Sunday, 19 August 2012

This is our lives on holiday.

I had taken this picture which was meant to be the Blackpool tower but I completely missed when I went to Blackpool last in 2007!

Just thought i'd let my lovely followers know that ill be going away from 20th-23th to Blackpool so I wont be live blogging as my boyfriend wont let me take the Mac but I have more 10 day you challenge posts, plus another I LOVE post coming up too, hope you all don't miss me too much (hehe).

Title - Holiday by Green Day.
Love Alex 

Blog of the week ♡ Nelipott.

I've been at a little bit of a loss of what to post recently as i don't have any new outfit post's as I have no new items to show you all or anything interesting to tell you all, so while thinking I thought i'd tell you all my favourite blog of the week and continue to do so every week.

Jayde's blog is probably my favourite out of all the blogs i follow, I love how varied her blog is and how genuine her posts sound, I'm always really interested by her posts too and I could just sit and read her blog all day. I first noticed Jayde on her original tumblr (jaydeygaga) which she deleted but she finally remade and you can all see her tumblr here

I love the layout of Jayde's blog, it's so simple and pretty (which im really jealous of) and her posts are always so well written and have such a homely feeling when reading. You can also find Jayde on twitter (which I really think shows her personality much more).

Love Alex 

10 day "you" challenge.

Six places.
  1. My house - as noisy and hectic it is sometimes it'll always be my favourite place.
  2. My grandparents house - I love my grandparents house so much, I have the fondest memories there, like just sitting in the back garden picking acorns from the big tree or just snuggling with my nan while watching TV.
  3. Rome - Rome is one of the most beautiful cities and I'd love to go at somepoint. I'd love to just spend my days wondering around the city, taking in all the breathtaking beauty.
  4. Italy - I've never been to Italy but It's where I want to go most in the world, my best friend has relatives there and goes almost every year (so jealous).
  5. My bed - I have the best bed in the world! It's pretty squeaky and old but so comfy.
  6. Gigs/concert - I love nothing more than being at a gig and feeling the music go through your entire body.
Love Alex 

Sunday wishlist #9.


Sorry this post is so short but I'm pretty busy at the moment getting ready to go on holiday, I have lots of scheduled posts for you all and pictures from my holiday when I get back.

Love Alex 

Saturday, 18 August 2012

New Look Holiday Hop Competition (heavy post).

I recently found this competition over at Daisy Butter and I thought it would be great to try as I enjoyed the House Of Fraser and ASOS challenges so much.

So to enter, all you have to do is the following -
Imagine you are going to Ibiza for a long weekend. Create a post on your blog stating which items from the New Look store you would wear to complete each of the following outfits on your holiday. You have 5 outfits for 5 occasions, so which items would you wear and why? 
Choose from: Travel Style, Poolside, Beach It, Sunset Supper, Beach to Club.

I LOVE: Make Up Academy.

All products available at Superdrug or Make Up Academy.

I've been a lover of MUA for a while now and I don't think I'll ever go back. I own matte foundation, pressed powder, lipstick, blusher and mosaic blusher. The products are so great and all range from £1-£8.
I have a review of the products I own here if you'd like to check it out.

They have Love Hearts range too which I adore but I haven't been able to get my hands on any yet as they're only in selected Superdrug stores but they are available online. All the Love Hearts range is only £2! Such a steal.

I can't to buy for MUA products when I have money, I've been lusting over their every lash mascara for while and nail polish too.

Love Alex 

10 day "you" challenge.

Seven wants.

This one will be so easy for me! I'm forever finding new items I want but can never afford :( I'll be doing this like one of my wishlists, so here goes.

I thought i'd do a list of less materialistic wants too.
  1. A JOB! - I've been out of work for so long and it's starting to really get me down. I just wish someone would employ me.
  2. To feel more comfortable around people - I feel so awkward when I'm in public places and i'd love to feel more comfortable around my boyfriend's parents too but I guess it'll just take time.
  3. A kitty - I never used like cats but seeing so many bloggers and their kitty's has me really jealous aha.
  4. To own my own place - I cannot wait til the day I officaly leave home, as much as I love my parents house it's so noisy and hectic. I'd love to have my own little place for me and Ben that I can decorate.
  5. To be have more friends - As I said in previous post I don't really have any proper friends, hopefully getting a job will help resolve it.
  6. Born This Way ball tickets - It sucks that gaga isnt coming to Sheffield on her tour and I wish I had money to travel.
  7. The Harry Potter books - I really regret that I didn't read the books before I saw the movies but I guess I have plenty of time to read them.

What would be in your wants list?

Love Alex 

Friday, 17 August 2012

10 day "you" challenge.

Eight fears.
(This one is really hard....)
  1. Deep water - I've never liked water and not being able to swim makes it worse.
  2. Insects that fly - As I explained in a previous post, I am terrified of moths and other insects that fly. I think its the fact that they can fly and just flap around in your face.
  3. Being abandoned - I've always had this fear for as long as I can remember, I think it stems from not having my so called "dad" never being around.
  4. Death - Even thought of dying makes me feel really panicky, I hate the idea of any of my family members dying too, I struggled with my granddad dying and I don't think it'd be able to cope.
  5. That I've let my family down - I never did well in my exams in school, I struggled so much in college (I did get an NVQ in childcare though) and not having a job makes it worse.
  6. I fear almost every-time I go out that I've left something on like straighteners, a tap or the oven. So i'll often call my mum just to check.
  7. Needles - I've always hated needles, yes I know I shouldn't be as I have tattoos but any kind of injection terrifies me.
  8. That people are laughing at me - Bit of a strange of but whenever I'm out and people are behind me I always assume they're laughing at me or talking behind my back.
Love Alex 

I LOVE: Vans shoes.

I got my first pair of vans a couple of years ago and I wear them almost everyday. They're the most comfortable shoes I've ever owned, I love the huge amount of designs they have and the the different styles of shoes. I wear vans with almost everything I own, dresses, shorts, jeans, playsuits, skirts ect.

My favourite from this post is the cedar daisies, I love daisies at the moment.

Love Alex 

Thursday, 16 August 2012

House of Fraser blogger challenge.

Total = £871!

Tonight I received an email from the lovely, Rhiannon about the House of Fraser blogger challenge. The aim is to put together an outfit for the upcoming season, with the winner receiving  £200 in HOF vouchers. As I loved the ASOS challenge I couldn't wait to take part! The competition closes on Monday 10th September and the winner will be announced on Wednesday 12th September, plus any blogger can enter.

I will admit that I rarely go in HOF but when I do I always end up falling in love with an item that is always to expensive and I have fallen completely in love with this outfit! I could see myself wearing it quite a lot as I've chosen to do a pretty casual outfit as I'm not someone who dresses up much. My favourite from this outfit is probably the bag, I've been lusting over a Vivienne Westwood bag for a few years but I can't afford one, maybe one day i'll own though. A girl can dream, right?. I also love the trainers too, I've seen quite a few bloggers with a pair but I think I'm to tall to wear them.

Love Alex 

10 day "you" challenge.

Nine loves.
  1. Pro-wrestling - I've been a big fan of pro-wrestling for about a year and a half now. I liked wrestling as a child but kinda lost interest as I got older. I've seen it live twice and can't wait to see it again in November.
  2. Live music - I love going to gigs so much! I haven't been to one since I saw Blink 182 and I'm really missing it. I love whole atmosphere at gigs and knowing that you share at-least one love with everyone in the room.
  3. Disney - I've loved Disney since I was a child and I've never really grown out of it. My favourite movie is Tangled. I'd love to visit Disneyland too, either Paris or Florida.
  4. My boyfriend, Ben - Cheesy but we've been together almost 3 years and can't imagine my life without him.
  5. Enter Shikari - I've been a huge Enter Shikari fan since 2004 I think, their music has got me through so much in my life. I've seen them live twice and they're great! I'd love meet them one day.
  6. Alton Towers - I love Alton Towers so much, I've been so many times and I don't think i'll ever get bored of going. I'd love to go to some other theme parks though, mainly Thorpe Park (just for the saw rides).
  7. Floral Print - I love everything floral print! I wish I owned more floral print clothing as I only have a few pieces but that's what I get for being out of work, eh?
  8. Movie Nights - I love nothing move than snuggling in bed with my boy and watching a good movie.
  9. Tattoos - I've always been a lover of tattoos since my teens, I love seeing them on anyone and I love hearing the stories of why people got them. 
What're your nine loves? 

Love Alex 

I LOVE: Playsuits.

I absolutely adore playsuits at the moment! My playsuit(shown here) has been a real summer staple, I've lost count how many times I've worn it. I think that every women should have atleast one playsuit in their wardrobe, they suit every shape and size. 

Hopefully i'll be able to wear mine in the autumn/winter too with black tights, I just hope it doesn't look silly.

Out of all the playsuits I've chosen for this post I specially love the Yellow Flower Print Frill Playsuit from New Look,the print is gorgeous! It's the same style as the playsuit I already own which is really comfy, its also only £19.99, bargain!

Which playsuit is your favourite?

Love Alex 

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

10 day "you" challenge.

I've seen quite a few other bloggers (including my favourite, Jayde at Nelipott) do similar posts and I thought my lovely followers might want to get to know me a little bit more. I'll be starting today then scheduled the rest to post.

So here goes with ten secrets.

I don't really have any secrets to be honest and they really wouldn't be secrets if I told you would they? So instead i'll just post ten random facts about myself.
  1. I don't really have many friends and I really wish I did and I hate how alone I am, I have my boyfriend but that's really it. I really wish i'd stayed in contact with more people from school and my best friend (who lived next door to me) didn't move so far away.
  2. I'm really into baking at the moment, I love making cookies and cupcakes. I wish I was better and they looked more professional so I could go into business but practice makes perfect, right?
  3. As cheesy as this might sound but I cannot wait to be a parent, I know I'm not ready yet but when the time comes, i'll be happiest lady alive. I can't wait to experience all the ups/downs. 
  4. I'm terrified of moths, even the thought of them makes me cringe.
  5. I've been out of a job for over a year now and can't wait to get back into work and experience something new, I just wish someone would employ me already.
  6. I'm a huge Harry Potter fan! I've loved the films since I saw the first one in the cinema, I'd love to read the books but I've never been much of a reader so I guess the audio books are the next best thing. I also have a Harry Potter tattoo (which can be seen here).
  7. I really wish I had the money to travel. I've been as far as France on a school trip but i'd to go further. Italy's beautiful and i'd love to visit.
  8. I wish I was closer with my family, there's so many of us and it's hard to keep track when most of them are busy. I love how close I am with my aunty though, I talk to her so much even if I cant see her as she lives over 40 minutes away (not being able to drive sucks).
  9. I have five tattoo's (a red/white polka dot bow on each wrist, a heart on little finger, Deathly Hallows and quote on my back on my back and my mums D.O.B on my left shoulder, adding daisies soon). I wish I had money to have more as I have so many idea's for bigger pieces.
  10. I really wan't to get into modeling, from a young age I've always been told I should as I'm really tall (almost 6ft) but as you can see from my previous pictures I'm not very photogenic.
Wow, who thought ten facts would be so difficult?

Love Alex 

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Sunday Wishlist #8.


I adore this Topshop heart dress far too much! I recently tried it on and I loved it, why did I not buy it when I had the chance?! I really love the colour of the MUA nail polish too, its a gorgeous shade.

Love Alex 

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Technic carnival nail polish review.

I've been lusting after a similar nail polish for so long and as soon as I saw this nail polish I knew it had to be mine! I love the colours in the nail polish and it applied great. I firstly tried it on colours (which didn't look great) then onto clear nails which I didn't really like at first but now i love them. I paid £2.20 (including p+p) from eBay but you can get it from Lovethymakeup for £1.25, such a good nail polish to invest in.

The nail polish looks great on its own (I used just 1 coat but 2 or more coats would look better) or on top of colour, I personally love it on Black. Swatches coming soon!

Love Alex 

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

I'd trade my soul for a wish, Pennies and dimes for a kiss.

Dress - Rare London (sale)
Belt - Ebay (free with another dress)
Vans - Schuh.

Today I spent the day with my boyfriend, grandparents and my aunty at her's then went shopping, I only ended up buying a new MUA pressed powder as Im attempting to save for a holiday (so hard!). I feel like I haven't done an outfit post in so long, sorry guys (I'm such a bad blogger).

Please excuse my huge roots, my hair needs dying so bad! Pretty simple outfit but possibly one of my favourites, I love the back of the dress and it's so comfy too.

Hope everyone's enjoying the sunny weather we're having at the moment, I am!

Title - Call Me Maybe? - Carly Rae Jepsen

Love Alex 
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