Yesterday I bought this:
Now my nails look like this:
Base: Models Own Peach Fuzz
Spots: Barry M Pale Blue and Mint Green
Black Outlines: Models Own/Wah Nails nail art pen
I’m very impressed with the Models Own/Wah Nail art pen. I wasn’t sure about it at first and thought that I was fine with using liquid eyeliner. I had something to return to Boots and as I didn’t have a receipt, I could only exchange, so I thought I might as well see what all the fuss was about. I’m very glad I got this now. I can see myself changing my nails daily now it’s so quick and easy! As you can see, I also picked up the free IKEA duvet cover
Tonight I’m going to spend some time working on my shop which should be opening soon. I’ve had a lot of success selling jewellery on eBay this year, but I got sick of the fees and all the hassle so I’m moving over to bigcartel
Originally, I wasn’t going to enter the Look Blogging Competition. I’ve only been blogging since the end of December and I have just under 200 followers, but I have nothing to lose really, so I thought I’d give it a go!
Strangeness & Charm isn’t exactly a fashion blog, it’s more of a lifestyle blog with fashion elements but I do post my fair share of outfit posts and nail posts amongst a load of general chit-chat. I get a lot of my fashion inspiration from magazines, especially Look and other blogs. As a student, I can’t afford to buy the latest jeans from Topshop or buy high end beauty products so I have to make do with shops like Primark, New Look and whatever items are already sat in my wardrobe. Basically, my aim is to show that you don’t have to spend loads of money to look stylish. You don’t have to be rolling in it to look good. Having your own unique style is a lot better than wearing the same dress from Topshop that everyone else is wearing. I hope to inspire people to not follow the crowd, but to put their own spin on the latest trends.
When I was younger, I would spend hours with my head buried in a book or a magazine and I’d spend even longer writing my own stories – I even made my own ‘magazines’ a couple of times! I just love writing, especially when I know other people are reading it and even enjoying it! Even though I study Archaeology at uni, I found it hard to choose between a few different courses, including Journalism and Creative Writing.
I think I would be great blogging from the front row of the Look Show as I’m really passionate about fashion and writing and it would be great to get some experience that isn’t archaeology based! I hope Look will consider me. I’m very proud of my blog.
I was overwhelmed at the response I got from this feature last week – I really wasn’t expecting it to be such a hit! So, here it is again this week, featuring Miss Selfridge
Recently, I’ve started loving my jeans again and I’ve been searching for the perfect black pair. These black super skinnies
seem like they could be it and at only £36 they’re a bit of a bargain too seeing as they’re so versatile and can be worn with almost anything.
As soon as I saw this animal print shirt
it reminded me of the lovely Claire
after she wore a sheer shirt and ribbon bow combo for the Brum Blogger Meet. It was definitely love at first sight with this shirt, I love leopard print but sometimes it can be a bit too in your face. This tan colour with the small print is lovely and subtle. I would definitely get a lot of wear out of this.
A lot of people think that black and brown together is a big no no, obviously I’m not one of those people. I think that these tan loafers
are lovely and will go with everything. I really need a pair of tan shoes as the soles on my boots are literally hanging off! I think they go really well with the shirt and make the whole outfit look really smart.
I don’t think I really need to explain why I picked the ring
really, do I? Look at it, it’s perfect and we could really do with a bit of peace in England at the moment, couldn’t we?
I picked the bangles
as the brown one goes nicely with the whole outfit and the teal one would add a nice pop of colour to an otherwise black and brown outfit. It’s always nice to wear a couple of bracelets or bangles when you’re wearing a sleeveless shirt.
The whole outfit comes to a grand total of £96.50 so that leaves £3.50 to spend on some fruit jellies and a Starbucks (my weaknesses at the moment!)