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I’m loving curls at the moment. Fresh, tight curls. I’ve always had curly hair, but I really want to accentuate them a bit more, so I decided that I would browse eBay for a Baby Curls Her Styler! I’ve heard lots of good reviews on them, and so I thought that I might try them out…Hopefully! But anyway, here are some girls’ hair who I’m really wanting to recreate with the curlers, just so I can have more defined curls!

(Images from the web, which I created into a collage)

PicMonkey Collage1. Janet Devlin has always been a big inspiration to me, and she was always the one that I wanted to win on The X Factor!

2. Taylor Swift has also always inspired me with her music and song writing, as music is also another of my passions.

3. The Carrie Diaries has already aired in America, and I’m really hoping it will come to the UK soon, but I’ve seen all the clips and trailers on YouTube, and I’m loving AnnaSophia Robb’s hair!

4. The girl from the Wither book and trailer by Lauren DeStefano has beautiful hair, and the books are AMAZING too (although I haven’t read Sever yet…).

So that’s your post for today folks, and I’ve been feeling really ill today, and so have been pondering on blog ideas, and I thought that maybe if you have any ideas, you could always contact me via email and tell me, or even if you just want a general chitchat! My email is: simplymything@yahoo.co.uk

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Just a quick post for you all, just before I go off to my dance show…

So at the moment I cannot get enough of these two songs…Let me tell you a little bit about them…

(Images off the internet)

flawsFlaws by Bastille is probably my favourite song at the moment, and I’m addicted to the band! Such a cute song, and the music video is really quirky, and just fabulous!:D

zedd-clarity-feat-foxes-acoustic-versionI found Clarity by Zedd feat Foxes when browsing the latest songs in the chart on the BBC website, and I loved it! Foxes and Zedd combined bring such amazing talent together! It really gets you wanting to dance your socks off!;)

Anyway, I hope you liked this quick post, and I was asked to do a lot more music posts, so I shall do a whole load more coming soon! Bye bye for now!

graceThe other day I emailed one of my favourite bloggers, and asked whether I could interview her, and she said yes! She answered all of my questions, and I was a happy bunny!;-) Yes everyone, I got to interview the gorgeous Grace from graceandbraver.blogspot.com!:-D
1.Why did you start your blog, and did anyone inspire you?
I didn’t have anything to do while looking for a proper job and I absolutely loved reading different ladies blogs everyday, so I thought i’d try it for myself!
 
2.What do you do other than blogging?
Blogging is my main thing at the moment, but I do work in my auntie’s salons too.
 
3.What’s been the best experience that you’ve had during your time blogging?
Having an invite to one of the catwalks at London Fashion Week, I was so sad that I couldn’t go but it was amazing to even get an invite! Also having a page about my blog in Company Magazine was the highlight of last year for me 🙂
 
4.Do you have any people/things that inspire you?
There’s so, so many people that inspire me I could go on all day. Even just random people i see in the street, i’m like “oh wow she looks amazing i’m definitely going to try that outfit when i get home!” 
 
5.What camera do you use?
Either my iphone or my Mac webcam, can’t wait to be able to afford a proper camera!
 
6.How would you describe your style?
I always think about this, it’s a bit of everything I think!
 
7.What’s your favourite and essential item of clothing/accessory you think everyone should have?
Girlies with short legs like me need high waisted bits! They are a life saver.
 
8.Do you have any favourite designers?
stella mccartney, definitely. Jeremy Scott too! There’s so many.
 
9.Which places do you often shop at?
Normally everywhere online — mostly your average highstreet store.
 
10.If you could steal anyone’s wardrobe, who’s would you steal? 
Oooh, probably daphne guinness. Or one of my favourite fashion bloggers – Rachel Lynch. She has the best wardrobe ever!
I was so thrilled that Grace agreed to answer these questions, as she’s so talented, and inspires my blog a lot! I’m sorry I posted this quite late today, but I really wanted to write it, and I had school and clubs today, so it’s late, and I need to go to bed in a few minutes, so bye-bye!

Hello all! Yes, I did change the layout of my page, ha ha, and I might be creating a ‘Contact and info’ page soon, too! Anyway, I reallyreallyreally want either some velvet trousers or a velvet skirt…When I saw my cousin wearing velvet trousers, I fell in love! I also saw Kavita from shewearsfashion.com rocking the trend and I got together a few looks that I thought you might like…number 1http://shopmrsh.com/products/J_Brand/Midrise_Velvet_Legging_Lava/, http://www.dizzylittledotty.bigcartel.com/product/i-ll-fight-you-for-it-tee, http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Womens-Canvas-High-Heel-Platform-High-Top-Zip-Boots-Fashion-Sneakers-Lace-Up-/271040871686?pt=UK_Women_s_Shoes&var=&hash=item3f1b4b7d06&clk_rvr_id=453498717171&afsrc=1

A cute top, trainers and velvet trousers make the casual look so much more elegant!number 4http://www.chicnova.com/vintage-elastic-waistband-skirts-in-velour-detail-red.html?SSAID=314743, http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Cotton-Womens-Lady-Letters-Prints-Round-Neck-Short-Sleeve-T-shirts-Top-Blouse-/300843575078?pt=UK_Women_s_Tops_Shirts&var=&hash=item8bb774887f&clk_rvr_id=443774801049&afsrc=1&clk_rvr_id=453494126798&afsrc=1, http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Girls-Wedges-Platform-Ankle-High-Tops-Style-Trainer-Boots-Shoes-Size-/281015465530?pt=UK_Women_s_Shoes&var=&hash=item416dd3b63a&clk_rvr_id=453498329411&afsrc=1

This look you could wear out anywhere! To a party, shopping or just hanging out with friends!

The next craze I’m loving are leather shorts and trousers! I saw Lily from llymlrs.com rocking leather trousers in her new video, and I just could not resist doing a post on leather as well! I’ve also seen Miley Cyrus wearing leather a lot too!number 2http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Womens-Ladies-Full-Ankle-Length-Shiny-Leather-Matt-Wet-Look-Leggings-Plus-Sizes-/321022406172?pt=UK_Women_s_Leggins&var=&hash=item4abe6d2e1c&clk_rvr_id=453490071194&afsrc=1, http://www.choies.com/product/black-t-shirt-with-pu-panels, http://www.choies.com/product/wedge-heel-boots-with-transparent-heels

This is an all black monochrome number, but what makes it interesting, is the heels on the boots and the panelling on the shirt!number 3

http://www.missguided.co.uk/romina-leather-sports-shorts?utm_source=aw&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=affiliatewindow&awc=2872_1361705915_c93d6d58e9afffd529abc5e16d29c7df, http://www.missguided.co.uk/catalog/product/view/id/54300/s/saheli-neon-oversized-jumper/category/846/?utm_source=aw&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=affiliatewindow&awc=2872_1361705579_3e3fc5ada130a3280d675d886df80bf4, http://www.daisystreet.co.uk/kate-spiked-platform-wedges-in-black-leather

The neon paired with the spikes give this look a pop of colour, along with some attitude!

 

858691_352170691558165_109452758_oMy skin has always been slightly acne-prone, and I get break-outs, so I thought that I’d do a post on some of the things that really help me treat my skin, and things that actually DO (sometimes!) work. (Remember, I am NOT a professional, ha ha, and this may not work for everybody!)

1. I use the REN Glycolactic mask once every week, and this does help make my skin a bit more clean and fresh, but as my skin is very stubborn, it still isn’t enough, but I suppose I’m at the stage when I can’t get rid of it all completely, but this does help (Quite pricey though…)!

2. I also use the Visibly Clear 2 in 1 wash and mask from Neutrogena which I use to wash my face with in the morning and at night, and this helps just to wake up my face!

3. The Boots Tea Tree and Witch Hazel Spot Wand for day and for night helps me reduce spots and redness, so I like to use this, and to be honest, I would recommend anything with Tea Tree in, as this really does help! You can get Tea tree steamers, and Tea Tree moisturisers too!

4. This is kind of an obvious one…Invest in a little exfoliator cloth! I use this to rub away dry skin, but please do not do it everyday, as this can be quite harsh on your skin! Maybe whenever you feel like your skin needs a little pick me-up when it’s feeling dry and flaky!

5. Toothpaste can sometimes work when applied to spots and left overnight, but be warned…It could lead to dryness and flakes, and on some skin types it might not work, and it may sting! I’ve used this before, and it did work a bit, but I’ve only tried it once, and only do it if you’re in so much need of it, as you should not do it everyday!

6. Sudocrem has been recommended to treat spots as a sort of mask by a lot of people, and I have tried this once myself, and my skin did feel a little bit better once I’d taken it off, but although this did help slightly, it didn’t COMPLETELY remove spots as such, although if you would like to try it when you have just a few spots, then maybe it will work more!

 

267906_351785754929992_1904198742_nI thought that I’d do a post on make-up today…But this will be a post on times when you want to cover up, but you don’t want it to be obvious, or you’re being lazy and you just don’t care! Also, if you’re not allowed to wear obvious make-up at school, but feel the need to cover up and feel more confident, then just wear these subtle make-up buys!

1. First thing is to Apply foundation! This will give you lasting coverage, and I like to use the Rimmel London Lasting Finish 25 hour foundation!

2. The next thing is to apply some concealer on any dark circles or spots that need covering! I like the Natural Collection concealer sticks!

3. Then apply some face powder to set, and I’ve been getting through three of the Max Factor Creme Puff pots, as they’re amazing!

4. Then apply some blusher to give your cheeks a nice healthy glow, and I’ve recently bought one of the MUA blushers…(Review post coming soon!)

5. Next, apply some mascara to lengthen lashes and to add volume! I’m loving my Scandal Eyes Show Off mascara from Rimmel London at the moment!

6. Finally take a pot of lip balm to nourish lips and add shine…I love any Vaseline pots, and have been using the Pink Bubbly Limited Edition pot, which also tints your lips!

Hope you enjoyed this post, and I can actually see snow falling right outside my window which is exciting! My half-term is nearly over which is quite sad, but I shall keep posting regularly, so don’t worry! Anyway, just to say, a few days ago I did an interview post on a blogger, and she’s done one on me, so go check it out at http://mynamesmegan.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/blog-spotlight-simply-my-thing.html I will HOPEFULLY be doing more blogger spot-light posts soon…

419303_351514824957085_1474952400_nSo, what did you do today? Well, I went shopping. But don’t worry…I just picked up a few things, haha. And also I’m going to add something I bought a few days ago into it as well:) But all together it only costed me a fiver!

The other day I went shopping and bought Danni Minogue’s autobiography…For £1. Yes. £1. It was from the 99p store, and I was just like, ‘Bargain.’ Wait, it must have been 99p then…Ha ha. I’m not even really a fan of Danni Minogue that much to be honest, but I love autobiographies…(And any books for that matter!) And come on, it was only £1!

Now, for what I bought today…I bought a new lippie in Boots from Natural Collection for £2, and then in Superdrug I bought a new blusher and a new bronzer (to get ready for Summer!) and both were from MUA, and were £1 each!:) Bargains! (I shall be doing reviews on all these in future posts when I’ve properly tried them, so that you can see what shades they are in, what I think of them and what they look like!)

So that was just a quick post on a haul, because people have told me that they like hauls, so I’m not bragging! Anyway, stay tuned for more posts!