Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Cinema Style Posters

I love giving presents but I really stress and worry over what to buy for people, wether it's for a birthday, Christmas or something else I think it's easy to get stuck for ideas. I love giving presents that really surprise people... it feels so great to give something completely different that they would never expect to receive. If you like this kind of thing, this post might interest you, I think this is a great idea for a best friend or sibling... You might even just want to treat yourself!
Movies are an intrinsic part of our culture and social experience – going to the cinema is usually the first place kids are allowed to go to unsupervised, and movie posters help commemorate good times we’ve had with friends, as well as contributing to our cultural identity. Posters often capture iconic scenes from a film, or the main character/s, meaning that they sum up the works of art that we use to define ourselves and the world around us. We use film to help form our opinions, political awareness and stance, and sense of humour.  At some point, most of us wonder what it would be like to be famous, to be the desired person staring out from a glossy poster on someone’s wall.

Well, famous or not, you can now be that person (although you may have to be content with being displayed on your own wall) as you can now print full sized, commercial quality movie posters with InstantprintPeople have been photo-shopping the Friends poster for years, but the best you can hope for is a photo quality print out. Instantprint movie posters are the real deal – full sized, glossy posters that are the same as the ones you can buy in HMV. These posters aren’t just for your bedroom wall, you can have them made as a momento of a hen-night or event, or even to promote your new business. If your business runs events, why not try designing a company movie poster, so that potential clients or associates can see what you and your people are all about?
The great thing about Instantprint is that you can place your order at any time of day or night, and the turnaround time is really fast – as little as one working day. Instantprint movie posters are printed on A0 size paper, and you have a choice between silk paper and a special PVC material which means that you can display your poster outside without risk of it being damaged. Make sure that you read the guidelines, so that you submit the right kind of picture file, as once you’ve hit the order button, there’s no going back. The best file types are JPEG or PDF, but others are accepted. The really good news is that these posters cost just £12, so you won’t need Hollywood style funding to get one.  

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PayDay Wishlist

The end of the month can't come quick enough for me, I'm literally counting down the days until I can get my hands on all of these goodies!
You have probably already noticed the slight monochrome obsession I have, so it's no surprise that everything I want to buy is black and white...

Top of the list for me has to be the cut out ankle boots from Pretty Little Thing, they're the ideal transitional shoe for SS season, they're a cross between a boot and a sandal, and if you're like me and hate open toe sandals, then there are the perfect option. Shoes like this are so simple to style too... they'll look great with skirts/shorts/trousers/dresses and I just know I'll get a tonne of wear out of them.

If I get the shoes, I think it justifies getting the bag too... right?! I've been eyeing up the Mango handbag for months now, so I think this payday might be the time I finally treat myself. I always like a really big bag, and it's such a great size, plus it has the gold hard wear to match the boots, definitely another excuse to get it!

As for the clothes, I love the printed trousers from the Mollie King collection at Oasis, printed trousers are my favourite trend at the moment, and I definitely want to add to my collection. I hate wearing jeans in the Summer, but I don't like the idea of having my legs out every single day, so these are the ideal alternative. Because they're monochrome, they will go with any colour top, which to me definitely makes them a great investment piece. I have my eye on the River Island logo tee to pair with them, it's simple and chic.

I was thinking about buying a palm tree print shirt from Bershka, but I don't have a store near me so didn't really want to order it without seeing it first (normally I wouldn't mind, but I've never shopped in Bershka, so didn't know what to expect with sizing and quality). Luckily, New Look are selling a pretty good dupe of the shirt, which I think I'll get as it is such a bargain.

Last on my wish list is a skort from Warehouse, which I don't really need, as I have lots of black shorts and skirts, but I don't have a skort... so maybe I do need it?!

What's on your wish list for this payday? Only a week to wait!
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Friday, 18 April 2014

Angry Cats

T-Shirt: River Island
Bag: Bank

A (what feels) rare day off work equals a super comfy outfit, plus the sun is out for bank holiday so I felt like I had to make the effort and go out. A quick trip to the seaside for an ice cream with the family and a wander along the pier was the perfect way to spend this afternoon.

I'm not much of a jeans girl, but I have to admit on the few occasions where I do wear them and dress them down with trainers and a tee, I find myself wondering why I don't so it more often! These Puma Suedes are just so comfy, and surprisingly stylish... I'll be wearing them with my shorts and maxi skirts though out the Summer months as well as with my rolled up skinnies. I was considering getting myself a pair of converse, but dare I say it, are they a little bit common now? I do like them, but it seems as though everyone has a pair... at least these are a little bit different!
Its actually nice to wear something that allows me to act like a child with Elodie once in a while, there's only so much running around I can manage in dresses, tights and boots!

I'm quite a fan of this t-shirt too, I picked it up randomly from the River Island sale... don't ask me why, I'm not a massive cat lover (definitely prefer dogs) and casual tees aren't really my thing, but I am glad I got it. I love the little details of the rolled up sleeves, and the angry cat faces are actually quite cute?!

I hope you've all had a lovely Good Friday and enjoy your easter weekends. I will mostly be eating chocolate and helping my boyfriend prepare to move to Essex for his new job (sad times!)
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Thursday, 17 April 2014

Mac Costa Chic

Mac lipsticks are raved about here, there and everywhere, and rightly so. If you caught my recent 'Mac Haul' blog post, you will have seen that when I went to Liverpool for FABB, I treated myself to a few bits including two lipsticks.
I went into the shop knowing that I wanted to buy Impassioned, but Costa Chic was a bit of an impulse buy, and thankfully one that I haven't lived to regret - I love it!

This is one of my first delves into the orange lips trend, as I find that I have to be either feeling really brave, or sporting a good tan to pull the look off, however I am finding that this colour really works for my paler skin tone.
Costa Chic is one of Mac's 'frost' finish lipsticks, which means is it pigmented with a shimmery finish when applied. I definitely prefer a slight shine or gloss to the lips rather than a matte finish, as I find that they work better on my lips which are prone to slight dryness, so this is perfect for me... the only thing I wouldn't rave about with this lipstick is that it doesn't last a very long time before I need to reapply. I've never used a frost finish lipstick before, so I am assuming it's the same with all of these lipsticks (correct me if I'm wrong), but it is something I can put up with due to the fact that I love to colour and the formula so much.

This lipstick is highly pigmented in a peachy coral shade, which is a truly unique colour. I find that it applies wonderfully and is a great daytime/nighttime shade. This looks beautiful worn alone, or with a gloss applied on top. I'm going to be getting lots of wear out of this one throughout the Summer!

Have you tried Costa Chic before?
I think it will look great on any skin tone, so would really recommend you at least give it a quick swatch next time you're at a Mac counter!
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