Wednesday, 12 December 2012



Sorry I've posted nothing in ages! I've had exams again.

So, seeing as its 12.12.12, I thought I'd post with it being a special day (sort of).

Well... Recently I've be one obsessed with being skinny, I'm a size 8/10 at the moment however I feel I need to stay skinny.

I've been looking at 'thinspo' (stands for thinspiration) tumblr, Pinterest, google images etc and they really do have some shocking images. Yes, there are lovely pictures of beautiful skinny, tanned girls however there are scarily thin girls which are quite frightening.

I just thought I'd share my two best thinspo findings with you...

These girls look how I want to. Every time I see these pictures and have some inspirational music on like 'bohemian like you' I feel like I can do it, I won't eat, I will do exercise. I will be that skinny. But at this moment I'm sat here eating a smokey bacon crisp sandwich with a diet coke. I keep putting off doing exercise especially as its winter and I feel hungry more nowadays.

However I keep thinking if I was someone else and they saw a picture of me, not sounding big headed, but I'm not exactly fat. And I would say to them 'your crazy look at yourself your so skinny' I think it's just because its me and I look at other people with admiration, well, the nice ones.

Anyone else ever had this?

Thanks for reading!


Monday, 14 May 2012


Sorry for not posting in a while I've had exams, again :(
So I thought I'd show you my 5 favourite TOPSHOP makeup products out of the ones I've tried. So if you've got different favourite TOPSHOP products please comment them below!
These are in no particular order ;)
1. Blush in Flush

Perfect for summer, it says on the packaging 'dot on cheeks and blend' but I also like to dust over with some powder foundation to make it look more natural. And the colour may also look scarily bright for some but it really isn't. I've never been a big fan of bright makeup for myself so I wouldn't buy something if it was mega bright.
Rate: ★★★
Gypsy Night Nail Polish

As you can see by my picture of the bottle, I've used this a lot. I mainly use it for when I'm going out in the evening as a different, more interesting, alternative to black. Also, in the second picture (from the TOPSHOP website) I don't think the actual colour on your nails has the blue bits in it, but it definitely has the red and gold colours, it's gorgeous!
Rate: ★★★★
Nail Tattoos

Seeing as I've used most of my nail tattoos I thought you'd like to see the whole set so I got these of the TOPSHOP website. These can make any nails look instantly creative and professional. I also like the little line on the packaging that said 'create your own prophecy' it reminded me of something Harry Potter like. Plus, they're really quick, easy and mess free to apply. Literally takes 10 seconds!
Rate: ★★★
Lip Polish in Rhubarb

Sadly, this product is no longer available for sale from TOPSHOP, however I would be willing to sell mine for any price. Just send me a message! And delivery will be free ;) this product is very good but I have lots of similar ones so that's why I'm selling it. It doesn't give a sticky coat and is amazing for covering chapped lips. Its got great pigmentation too!
Rate: ★★★
Metallic Nail Polish in Mercury Miasma

This is actually one of my favourite colours ever! It also goes really well with the nail tattoos ;) it's just something different if I'm honset and I'd highly recommend it!
Rate: ★★★★
Thanks for reading!

Monday, 12 March 2012

Seeing Stripes


These have to be my FAVOURITE item of the season because they come in a variety of colours and they go with basically anything! I really can't describe how much I like them and I currently have two pairs :) you can wear them with tights or on there own and if you get them in a pastel colour they can be a good representative of the ultra girlie trend or just to have something that's fresh for spring.

Thanks for reading!

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Outfit of the Day 26.02.12


It's another one of those outfit posts!

Dress- Primark £5
Denim Jacket- Primark £12
Necklace- Accessorize £5
Sandals- Office £40
Sunglasses- River Island £13

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Pretty Pastels.

Just to show you 2 different sets of pastel themed collages I made because I absolutely adore the recent pastel trend.

All these items are from Zara.

All these items are from River Island.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

And the Winner Is...

Yuliya from Beauty_SPOT

I allocated all the entrees a number in order of when they commented and then enetred the number into The Random Number Generator and it picked number 4.

Thank you to all who participated. But I also made a second piece of jewelry to give away and that goes to...

My next giveaway will be when I reach 100 followers!! 

Love Amelia x

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Necklace Giveaway


For my textiles homework a while ago I had to make a set of 3 necklaces. I have decided to give one away to one of my readers to celebrate having 50 followers!

So how to win the necklace:

1. Follow my blog (if you aren't already)
2. Comment on this post (it doesn't matter what you comment)
3. The contest will end at 7pm on 14th February 2012 GMT.
4. I will put all the names of the people who entered into a computer database and it will randomly pick a name. This will be the winner.
5. I will send the winner a message to tell them they have won and send the. The necklace free of any charges.

This necklace has a small bottle with real Aquamarine stone inside the bottle which is the stone of courage.

The necklace also has 2 copper fastening clasps that are embellished with flowers. One is closed permanently so that the necklace won't fall out of place.

The chain length is approx. 60cm long.

Please enter!

Valentines Day


So this post is just some valentines gifts you could get or things to buy yourself! (which I will be doing)

1. Paul and Joe Cat Blusher Stick £21

These cat shaped blusher sticks look absolutely amazing! And they are definitely on my wishlist!
They are sold out on BeautyBay so I'd buy one quick!

2.Nails Inc. Nail Polish in Chelsea Square £11

I adore thia sort of glittery colours and I especially love burgundy, plus nails inc. polishes are definitely worth the money as they are more chip resistant and it lasts absolutely ages.
Nails Inc.

3. Lynx Attract For Him & For Her Body Spray £2.95

One of these would be good to give to your girlfriend or boyfriend. Personally, I would like to try one myself. 

4.Clinique Almost Lipstick £16

'Glossy, sheer, non-staining lip colour. Soothing to the lips. Lips feel moist with a shiny finish.' This particular colour is 'Black Honey' however my personal favourite is a lighter shade of 'Spicy Honey'.

5. Marc by Marc Jacobs iPad Case £45 

A beautiful gift for someone, or yourself. I recently purchased one of these and I love it!

6. DVF Leather Purse Keyring £49

This is a very cute present to give to a loved one. It is truly adorable, and by Diane Von Furstenberg, hence the price.

7. Accessorize Leather Heart Belt £10

A beautiful belt, with cute hearts cut out. Pure cuteness. 

8. Pixi Pink Tink Tint Lip Gloss £12

This is from the Tinkerbell collection and it is one of the cutest things ever! Yet another item on my wishlist.

9.Yves Saint Laurent Vernis á Lévres Glossy Stain around £20

A revolutionary new lip product that combines the texture and shine of a gloss with the long-wear of a stain. Sephora.

10.Smysthson Panama Diary £31

A beautiful portable piece that is essential for every year!

11.Vivienne Westwood Cheeky Alice Perfume £44 (50ml)

A beautiful gift and very 'valentines day like', plus you get a free bracelet!
Vivienne Westwood.

12. Monica Vinader Design Your Own Necklace or Bracelet

This way you can make your bracelet/ necklace truly unique and special.
Monica Vinader.

13. Thomas Lyte Leather Envelope £65

This is a pretty little real leather envelope that can be used to put almost anything in; including receipts money or even letters. 
Thomas Lyte.

I hope you like this post! 
Thanks for reading,
Love Amelia x

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

School Hairstyles - the Bun


This is the way I wear my hair for school about 85% of the time!

So here's how you do it...

Step 1. Backcomb the hair that surrounds your face.

Step 2. Tip your head forward and, using a bobble, put your hair into a ponytail, what ever height you want. (I usually have a quite high bun)

Step 3. Then backcomb all of your ponytail, the bigger the better!

Step 4. Get another bobble and double over the ponytail.

Step 5. Then you can either leave your bun as it is or get a few bits of the hair that's not folded and wrap it round your bobble.

Step 6. Either clip any fringe bits back or leave them.

Please don't forget to design a piece of clothing for me to make!! For more information see the previous blog post or go to...

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

A New Project...

Hello everyone!

I am so incredibly happy that I've reached 27 followers! I know its not a big number but in November I only had 2 followers, so thank you all for following me!!

I'm going on holiday in March and I have a break from school in a week so I would really like a new sewing project. I would be incredibly grateful if you could sketch a picture (it doesn't have to be neat) of an idea for a piece of clothing that I could buy material for and make, I could also send it to you when it was finished, free of charge obviously :)

This would really help me with getting to know what other people want to wear.

If you are interested please sketch a garment and take a picture of it, then email it to me -

The piece of clothing could be a top, skirt, dress, shorts, etc. but please, nothing too complicated :) Also it would help drew the back and the side of the item and add what type of material you would like it to be. I will definitely email you back!

So thank you for reading this and I hop you do sent me a picture of an item of clothing you've designed! I will sent it back to you when it's done!

Love Amelia xx

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Textiles Homework


Again, sorry I haven't posted in ages! I've had a lot of school work to do :( and a lot of exams. I've still go a few exams left al I won't be posting much in the next week either :(

So this is just a quick post with pictures of my textiles homework on it. We had to get a barbie doll or something like one and using one piece of fabric to make a dress with no cutting or sewing involved and photograph it.

So here it is...