Monday, 30 July 2012

Tell me about it, stud..

Hello there.

Me and Vanese ordered studs last Wednesday from the Suntek Store and they arrived this morning :)

We had been waiting so impatiently for them to come!

Before they came, these were the two items I knew I were going to stud..


 At first I only wanted to do this.. but then i felt like I should add a bit more!

I had heard before that if you use studs that you should not use your fingers, so I made sure I didn't!
I used an eyebrow.. thing..I'm not actually sure what they're called, but yeah. I used the end of it because it's hard and won't break the stud. It was useful, but I'd say to use a metal knife but use the end of the knife because that bit is more chunkier and it will do the job!

 And the studs don't hurt you when you're putting on whatever you stud. ALTHOUGH, I did hurt myself today, but that's because I didn't put a stud down right.. you have to make sure it's down or that will hurt you like a bitch!

I like really like how my shorts & shirt came out. I have a feeling that I'm going to order loads more and just stud everything I have!

Thanks for reading :) 

Friday, 27 July 2012

My life in pictures & life update #6

I got Katy Perry lashes to review // Ordered a nail wheel, been painting and doing little designs // Bella looking all cute and what not // I cut some jeans into shorts, thinking of cutting them shorter & dip-dyeing them? // It's summer - Why not be a cat for a day?! // With the inspiration of Flozey, I cut out magazines to write lyrics // Olympic Torch Relay Finale gig (The Wanted, You Me At Six & More!) & BT London Live gig (McFly) tickets, chilling on the refrigerator // More words // I was messing about with dark lippy!

Fun times at Juliet's BBQ // My nail designs // More fun times at Juliet's! // A tattoo I really want to get // My mum was an extra in Eastenders and she got this photo taken, it cracks me up! // Biscuits! // Morrisons lunch (It wasn't very nice) // Prom photo with Loren & Vanese <3 // Birds :)

Yesterday at the Hyde Park Olymic Relay Torch gig with Juliet, Emily, Sian and Vanese // Vanese being a total legend at the gig // Me, Juliet & Sian at the gig!

Sunday, 22 July 2012

4 films I love.

These aren't my ultimate favourite films, but they are all in my top 100.

Black Swan
I remember when Black Swan came out and people would describe it as "lesbians" .. nothing more, just "lesbians" .. right so what's it about? "lesbians" okay, I've got that, but what is it.. - "LESBIANS"
Hahaha, sorry I shouldn't make jokes because I'm the only one that laughs *sigh* 
So when me and Vanese rented it out last year, I wasn't too sure what to expect. When I finished watching it, I was completely shocked at how amazing it was. 

Black Swan is about a ballet dancer who wins the lead in Swan Lake. In her performance she has to be the White Swan & Black Swan and we see how she slowly "loses her mind" as she become more and more like the Black Swan.

I really do love this film, it's more than just "lesbians" (which may I say was only in 1 scene that didn't even last 3 minutes!) the moral of the story is basically to not put too much pressure on yourself. I love this film so much, I must watch it again soon. 

Like Crazy

I go on about this film way too much! 
I love it, I love it, I love it.

Like Crazy is about a girl named Anna who is a British student studying in America. Whilst being there Anna and Jacob fall for each other, but Anna gets herself banned from the U.S after overstaying her visa. 

I just think this film is so romantic. It's probably my favourite film ever. It was made with an "inexpensive" camera and to be honest, the quality of it is amazing, but it doesn't really look like a typical film, but I think that's also what makes this film so great.  It makes it seem more realistic.

The actors are amazing. I'm a big fan of Anton Yelchin, after seeing him in Fright Night. Jennifer Lawrence is also in this film and is great in Like Crazy. I'd never seen Felicity Jones in anything before (I do know that she is in Chalet Girl with Ed Westwick) but I must say she is an outstanding actor, so good!

I really recommend everyone to watch it. 
I know I probably shouldn't do this.. this is very naughty, but you can watch it online
here - and buy it here
It's seriously amazing. If you're bored and having nothing to do, please do watch it and tell me what you think of it! 
It will change your life with its amazing-ness!

Angus, Thongs & Perfect Snogging

If you haven't watched this film yet, WHY NOT?!
I think every girl can relate to this film. It's such a good one. It came on the other day and it reminded me how much I love it.

AT&PS is about a 14-going-on-15 year old girl named Georgia whom we see her life as a teenager, the ups and downs, the everythings! 

I was 13 when this film came out and I absolutely loved it. I wanted to be just like Georgia! (Unfortunately, that never happened.) The film does definitely capture the moments of being a teenager. Some people don't like it, but I think it's different and I love it (and not just because Aaron Johnson is in it..ok!)

Okay so I only watched this film yesterday and I am already hooked. I love it. 
This LOL is a remake of a french film. This one stars Miley Cyrus, Demi Moore, Ashley Greene, Adam Sevani and more..! 

I can't deny it. When I first saw the trailer and heard about it, I thought it was going to be a really bad, cheesy film. You know those films that have such a great people in, but are just really bad? Yeah. But I was completely shocked at how amazing this film actually was. 

LOL is a 12A, but I think it should be a 15.. they don't show any bad scenes, but some scenes are a bit saucy, which I totally didn't expect. 

There is one song in the film that I have heard before and is featured in the film. It is called Big Bang and it is by Rock Mafia. Miley features in the music video.
You can listen/watch to it here. It's a really catch, but awesome song! 

I know, I know.. this is very naughty, but I watch LOL online! 
BUT (1 of the reasons!) I didn't really have a choice, I was eager to watch it and it didn't have a cinema release so I couldn't wait any longer!

If you would like to watch it, you can by clicking here and you can pre-order it here
You will love it!

Tell me 4 films you love? 

Thanks for reading :) 

Friday, 20 July 2012

How I style: A Blazer

 Yesterday me & Vanese took crap loads of pictures.
I took pictures of me in about 1287332132 outfits but I have narrowed them down to 4!

 I don't own my own blazer but my mum does and it's not my size but you can't tell (can you?!) so I thought it would be cool to see how I could style them. I do apologize in advance for not knowing where half the items that I'm wearing are from! <3


 I remember being younger and seeing older teens/young adults wearing outfits like this and I can't deny it, I've always destined to wear this outfit. A blazer, shirt paired with tight fitting jeans (the jeans I'm wearing are a size or two too big, but that doesn't matter, you can see what look I'm going for!) I think these outfits are perfect because you can wear it on a night out or just casual.

Mid heel shoes - New look - £12
Jeans - Got these time ago, so I don't know, sorry.
Shirt - Primark - £3
 Blazer - Asda - £25 
Cross earrings - Topshop - £4


(I do not know why I look like that here ^ .. I DON'T LOOK LIKE THAT!!!)

When thinking of outfits to wear with a blazer for this post, I thought that I'd see what it would look like with shorts. I thought the results came out good! I like that the shorts were just as short as the blazer. I think over-wears (like cardigans, blazers etc) should always be long/short as your shorts, I don't know why, but that's just what I like, I guess! 

Mid heel shoes - New look - £12
 Blazer - Asda - £25 
Shorts - D.I.Y
Shirt  - Primark - £3
Cross earrings - Topshop - £4


I love this chiffon skirt, I try and style it with lots of different things, but always fail then just wear it with a black cardi and a black top. I need to stop being so comfy in black and start living on the edge! I need to experiment. Even though it's black, I love the blazer with the skirt. I think this gives off a classy look. The shirt buttons and the skirt in my opinion look good topped off with the blazer.

Mid heel shoes - New look - £12
 Blazer - Asda - £25 
Cross earrings - Topshop - £4
Leopard print, chiffon skirt - New Look - £7 
Shirt - Bought ages (It's actually Vanese's .. but it was 
bought ages ago and I doubt she remembers!)

I very recently bought this dress so it's nice to see what I can style it with already. 
I'm very angry with myself though, I accidentally pulled off a strap where the belt goes into. Silly Ally!
I really love how it looks with the blazer, definitely could be used to day or night, me thinks!

Mid heel shoes - New look - £12
 Blazer - Asda - £25 
Cross earrings - Topshop - £4
Dress - Camden Town Market - £18 but blagged it for £12!

Which outfit is your favourite?
Do you like blazers?

Thank you Vanese for taking my pictures, you are a babe!
And also thank you to Jenni for awarding me the Liebster Award, you are also a babe!
I shall have that post up very, very soon :D

Thanks for reading :) 

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Saturday, 14 July 2012

Ball so hard mothertruckers wanna find me.

So I've been meaning to do this post for quite some time now, but there were meant to be new pictures that I was going to use when I finally came around to doing this, but I'm too impatient to wait for those people to upload them! 

So prom was 2 weeks ago now (I think!) 
This was the ticket 
Which we didn't actually need, they didn't even check!

At first no one even wanted to go to prom, but one time when me and Vanese were going to Starbucks we went into Store Twenty One and I saw this beautiful, mesh, floral skater dress and I seriously loved it. After a couple of weeks everyone decided that they wanted to go to prom! And I literally didn't want any other dress than this one. So I got this one :)
It's from Store Twenty One for £25.00 - reduced to £12
 but I know that you can get it from New Look and the label says Red Label Fashion so you can get it from their website too!

I love this dress to bits, but I'm just not sure what other occasions I can wear it to, any suggestions?

Vanese recently purchased Models Own's "Disco Mix" and she let me borrow that and I decided to just put it on one nail because glitter nail polishes are the hardest things to take off! And on the other nails I had Barry M's Rasberry nail paint. 

Sorry that the pictures are in such bad quality, damn Blackberry.

With me I took a clutch bag that my sister lent me. 
It doesn't look like one, but that is a bow on it! 

(Please do excuse my messy room!) 
 Clutch Bag - Primark (don't know a price, my bad)

I also wore these strapped platform heels

Also from Primark and I also don't know the price!
And finally.. if you're still reading this.. the part you've been waiting for..

 Cheeky twins.

I had a really good night. Even though my feet were killing! But me and Katia had a little competition to see who could keep their heels on for the longest! Vanese took part, but failed .. miserably. 

The music they played could've been better, but they did play all the songs I wanted to be played MINUS The Wanted.. I MEAN SERIOUSLY! WHY WOULD YOU NOT WANT A BIT OF GLAD YOU CAME?! Honestly!

They did play Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe, Alex Clare - Too Close,  Jay Z & Kanye West - Nig*a's In Paris and they ended prom with Mr Brightside by The Killers, which everyone went mental -chicken oriental for! 

It was good times :)

Did you have a prom this year? How was it?! :)