Monday, 28 November 2011

Week in photos

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Green With Envy

Over the past two months I have been making the hard decisions about my uni course, i.e. if I want to move to another course, do I start the year again, what happens if I can't move courses, etc. With this stress and the pressure from my family to "do the right thing by them", I have been trying to focus myself away from this subject onto little projects which shouldn't be my main focus right now. One for example is dying part of my hair green, yes green. Although this does sound crazy, stupid, and drastic, its not as bad as you think. Though this may not be liked by everyone, for example my dad, or my boss, but this was just something I could use to take my mind off my problems and stop myself from going into stress mode, which believe me isn't pretty or healthy.
I have been rocking this look for around three weeks now and have only had to reapply it once. I used Stargazers Turquoise dye and it did the job pretty well. The only problem I had with it was the mess it makes, if you are going to use the stargazer dyes for any dying I would say be ready for my walls, bath, and sink were stained after quite badly.

I knew straight after I dyed my hair that I would want to redo it again,in order for me to do this I purchased a dye brush so I could look a little more professional instead of using my fingers. I also purchased of Ebay 100 pairs of gloves to make sure them fingers of mine don't get stained.
Another part of me which made me want to do this was the fact I knew when I graduate uni (whenever that may be) I won't be able to have the freedom I havenow with the way I look. This is one part of the career zone which really grinds my gears. For example tattoos, as long as they aren't offending anyone I personally feel you should be able to make the choice for yourself if you want a tattoo and where the placement will be, but that is a whole debate which I'm not going to go into now.
By having the freedom now at uni to look how I wanna look I thought green hair was the most suitable for me. I've had a couple of comments now from having my green hair, but personally that doesn't bother me. I haven't dyed my whole head which I would have to accept people will comment but this is just another way for me to express myself through my looks and still feel comfortable and confident with myself.
Lipstick - Barry M in 121

How To Be Gentleman

One of the biggest trends I have been loving lately is the 'One of the Boys' trend, also known as the 'Menswear for Womenswear' trend. While getting ready to paint the town red with my friends I decided to play around with this trend but also try to stay as warm as possible without drowning in fabric.

The first layer is this gorgeous blouse from New Look which without the detailing on the collar, would make this the most boring shirt ever! I love wearing this shirt with denim shorts and thick tights to give the shirt a more playful feel and also skirts, I have my eye on this Boohoo skirt in black and mocha which I'm waiting till payday to grab. For bottoms I wore my Next jeggings, as I would be wearing heels I wanted to have a very fitted bottom half so my legs blended into the heels giving me the illusion of longer legs.
Next I layered this amazing H&M jumper I picked up, I really wanted this jumper in beige and black, but the H&M I was in didn't have my size. So I decided to pick up this gray colour instead which I am now obsessed with.
Wherever I am going during the day or night this would be the look I would wear inside. Its cute, fits with the trend, but also has a cute girly touch to it. You can choose whether to wear the bow on the outside or the inside of the jumper, I put it on the outside just so it didn't look too plain.
For travelling I decided to throw a H&M blazer I purchased last summer to keep me warm. You could wear any black blazer you have, I just chose this one as its fitted, warm, and was appropriate. This look reminds me of the 1920s gentleman's look, all I'd need now is my hat and cane, and I'm ready to go.
Because I was headed out for drinks with my friends I decided to wear some heels. Now this outfit is pretty dark as it is, so I added a pop of colour with these New Look berry heels.
This look could be very unflattering and boxy, so I decided for hair and make up I would go as simple as possible but still looking feminine.
Hair in a bun
Face - Mac Face and Body
Cheeks - Topshop blush in 'High Five' with NARS 'Orgasm' over the top
Eyes - Benefit Bad Gal Mascara
Lips - Barry M Lip paint in 121

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Christmas Ready Haul

Yes I have been spending again. But I have decided I needed to prepare myself for the christmas parties and meals by splashing out on new items.

My second purchase of Lush's Big shampoo and without this I have actually noticed a difference in my hair, it doesn't seem as freshly clean without it. So I had to pick another up, which also aloud me to browse around the Christmas Collection with is back out again.

I made it my mission to pick up a 17 Magnetized nail polish to see what all the fuss is about and ended up picking up three colours.

Sleek blush in 'Life's A Peach' - October I have just been wearing mainly coral cheeks, so I thought I needed to expand my collection of coral blushes leading me to this blusher.

When I arrived home I had a lovely parcel waiting for me from ASOS, not long ago they had 25% off for students and I took full advantage of this and picked up a few products.
Models Own 'Pink Fizz' and 'Emerald City', perfect for the Christmas party season for a bit of sparkle.
NARS Blush in 'Orgasm', yes I gave in and had to purchase it I couldn't help myself.

Aurora x

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Rainy Book Haul

I absolutely love autumn when it starts to get colder and all you want to do is stay warm, today is just one of them days. While it's heavily raining outside I'm happily at home warm doing university work, and I find it couldn't be a better day for a book haul.

Books are very important to me, I started reading very young and have always found a pleasure and comfort in completely loosing myself in a book and the story.

- Chosen (House of Night Series)
- The Lovely Bones
- The Red Queen
- Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bangs
- The Hunger Games Series

Aurora x