Wednesday, 23 March 2016

What She Wears - Stripes



This spring stripes are big news! Vertical or horizontal if you haven't got some graphic stripes in your wardrobe, it's time you get out and earn some. 

I'm loving this layered shirt and jumper from Primark to smarten up a pair of Stradivarius jeans. 

I finished off the look with with a Long Navy Topshop waistcoat, some New Look rose metallic heels and Laura Whitmore for Daisy necklace. 

I think this look is the perfect transition from cold winter to bright, fresh Spring. 

What's your go to transition piece? 

Until Next Time 

B X 
 
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Tuesday, 15 March 2016

When did it become cool to hate?

If you've heard of Zoella, (and let's be honest if you haven't, where have you been hiding?) then you will know that controversy often follows her around. 

From the ghostwriter "scandal" to the scrutiny of her earnings, the poor girl can't seem to do anything right recently. 

In her video the other day, Zoe herself took to her vlog to confront the reason why she hasn't been filming as much recently and she stated its down to pressure. 

Everywhere you look recently on social media people are all too eager to point out people's wrongs and hate on everything they do and this morning in the shower it got me thinking, when did it become cool to hate on people? 

There seems to be a growing trend at the moment, with people citing freedom of speech to say whatever they want, whenever they want, to whoever they want. 

Whatever happened to championing those around us and cheering for their wins. Were these people never told the old "if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all" or are they just trolling for the sake of being a troll. 

Whilst I understand Zoella's sweet and tween style of blogging and videos won't be for everyone and that people are well within their rights to hold those opinions, I've just started to wonder when did it become ok to call out people's earnings and try to pressure them into creating content by making mean and presumptuous comments. 

The first thing I thought when I read the recent articles on Zoella's earnings was Wow. How amazing is it that at the age of 25 this girl has become an entrepreneur in her own right, without even really realising it. 

As bloggers and youtubers we should be proud. We have created a generation where a quiet girl or boy can pick up a camera and take themselves out of possibly isolated lives for half an hour of their day. We are building future content creators, inspiring youngsters to take chances, to make changes, to learn new things they might not have thought of before. Whilst not everyone strikes it as lucky as some of the "big" bloggers, if you are building a blog and filming videos, you are building blocks that can be stepping stones into future careers through networking, creating, organising time efficiently, working in teams, creating innovative ideas and building a skill base.

And I for one find it hard to find anything wrong in that at all. 

So let's all take a little time out to champion someone we love, whether it be a close friend, a content creator or someone who inspires you, because that little bit of kindness could really go a long way. 

Until Next Time 

B X 
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Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Girl Meets Brush

Girl Meets Brush is the latest Kickstarter campaign from Celebrity Makeup Artist Lynne Milles. Founded in 2015, the idea behind Girl Meets Brush is to merge an expert with a range of expert brushes.

Have you ever bought a new set of brushes and found yourself floundering around trying to work out what does which thing? If you have, then this might just be the concept for you. 

Pairing the idea of a range of 12 essential makeup brushes with the skills and a tutorial from a professional team of makeup artists, the concept is great and had me wondering why no one has ever thought of it before? 

My first thought on the brushes when they arrived was that I absolutely loved the sleek dusky grey colour and the selection of the ombre tips. Next when I started to feel the brushes, I could not get over how soft they were! Each brush is hand crafted to a high standard, with super soft luxe fibres to pick up pigment and blend beautifully. All of the brushes are vegan & cruelty free! 

Girl Meets Brush Makeup

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The brushes start at £5.95 individually or you can buy them in a starter sets from £44.99. If you really want the full treatment, there are a few one to one tutorial & brush combos starting at just £59.99. 

If you like the sound of all of this you can support their Kickstarter campaign which ends on 11th March and get early bird savings of up to 50% off. 

As you can see above I got a good selection to get me started, but I can't wait to get my hands on a few more to make a full set whilst their Kickstarter campaign is in full flow. 

You can find the full details and follow their Kickstarter campaign by following @girlmeetsbrush on Twitter or going to their website at girlmeetsbrush.co.uk 

Until Next Time 

B X 



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