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Wednesday, 30 October 2013

FEELING WINTERY | OOTD

Hey guys, I thought I would do a little outfit of the day from yesterday because I was feeling very cosy, even as I walked to uni in the rain! 


• Dark red knitted jumper - Republic
• Black velvet skater skirt - Topshop
• 2 pairs of black tights - The Co-op (I love these tights, they last for ages and I like to wear 2 pairs so they look super black)



Sunday, 27 October 2013

SPOOKY HALLOWEEN INSPIRATION

Hello! Firstly, I would like to apologise for the lack of new blog posts. I have been totally overwhelmed with my uni work and unfortunately I have to prioritise that. Today I am going to share with you some exciting Halloween inspirations I have come across when planning my outfit. I have never really been a massive celebrator of Halloween. I have been trick or treating a few times but I never really make an effort, with any fancy dress for that matter! So, as it is my final year at university, I am going to go big ;) 


I love the idea of the 3 outfits above, you could use them as inspiration to create a look out of garments that you already own and play around with different make up looks. 



These can all be as easy or challenging as you wish. Some are pretty and creative while others are definitely aiming to scare.



I think it would be really fun to experiement with face paints and make up to create the looks above. There are so many tutorials on YouTube such as this one by dope2111 for Emily (Corpse Bride).



There are some amazingly creative eye looks you can have a go at such as these above. I absolutely love the level of detail. All you need is a precise eye liner and some patience!


I think these outfits would all be fun to do. Wednesday Addams could be simple yet effective and the pop art girl is one of my personal favourites. 



I absolutely love nail art so I am definately going to take this Halloween opportunity to try out something fun. I love the Nightmare Before Christmas nails and the splattered blood below.



We have finally decided to dress up as a house and we are going as KISS! I am so excited and I am definately going to make more of an effort in the future. Today we went to Primark and bought black disco pants for the look, boys n'all ;) hah!



I hope you all have a wonderful Halloween. Do you guys have any plans? And what might you be dressing up as?





*I found all the images on Pinterest. You can see the credits check them out and more by visiting my Halloween Inspiration board. 
Thursday, 17 October 2013

FUN IN LEEDS

One of my favourite cities in the UK is Leeds! For me, I feel like it has it all; culture, beautiful architecture, good transport, amazing shops, crazy night life and great location in the North. I come from a very small, remote village so the hustle and bustle of Leeds life is exciting but it isn't as stressful and busy as somewhere like London. 

Luckily for me, my boyfriend and his family live in a picturesque village just outside Leeds. The location is perfect being just a stones throw away from the city centre and the Yorkshire Dales. I absolutely love visiting so I thought I would share some of our adventures on one of many visits over the summer months :)




Just outside Leeds is a park called Golden Acre Park, which makes the perfect afternoon walk in the sun. There is a lake, streams, a forest with lots of wildlife, ponds, a cafe, a gift shop and even demonstration gardens and plant collections! You can find out more here.


Top: Miss Selfridge, Skirt: Topshop, Flipflops: Havianas, Sunglasses: H&M

One of the best museums in Leeds in the Thackray Medical Museum. The building was first opened in 1861 as the purpose-built, Leeds Union Workhouse. When the building was no longer needed, after the introduction of state support, it was renamed the St James' Hospital until the 1990's. Then in 1997 it opened as the Thackray Medical Museum. There is so much to do for children young and old with a variety of interactive exhibitions. And we all know how much I love an interactive museum ;) Tickets were just £6 for a student and they are valid for a year. It is also just a 20 minutes walk from the city bus station. For more information click here.

   

I can never resist a drive into the Yorkshire Dales and two of the most beautiful villages include Grassington and nearby Linton. They are so picturesque with country pubs, village greens, cobbled streets, charming cottages and independent boutiques.



I also absolutely love the night life in Leeds! With 3 entries in the Top 100 World's Best Clubs, it's easy to see why. There are so many bars and clubs to choose from, whatever you are looking for.




Has anyone else been to Leeds? Do you have any tips or recommendations?

Thursday, 10 October 2013

NAIL POLISH COLLECTION

Hello! For those of you who don't already know, I am a little obsessed with nail polish and nail art. I always seem to be changing the colour on my nails or testing out different techniques. So, I decided to share with you all some of my favourite's from my rather large collection!


Blues and greens:

(L-R) • Rimmel 60 Second in 810 Blue My Mind • Kiko Make Up by Milano in 336 • Rimmel 60 Second in 819 Green With Envy • Kiko Make Up by Milano in 343 • Rimmel 60 Second in 825 Sky High 



Pinks and purples:

(L-R) • Rimmel 60 Second in 605 Purple Reign • Rimmel Lasting Finish in 702 Marshmallow Heaven • Rimmel Lasting Finish in 303 Pop Your Pink • Rimmel Lasting Finish in 025 Strawberry Fizz • Barry M Gelly in Grapefruit 315


Reds and oranges:

(L-R) • Rimmel Lasting Finish Fruities in 066 Cranberry Zest • Rimmel 60 Second in 430 Coralicious • Barry M in 296 • Rimmel Lasting Finish Fruities in 053 Apricot Punch


Darks:

(L-R) • Maybelline Color  Show in 677 Blackout • Maybelline Color Show in 104 Noite de Gal • Rimmel Salon Pro Kate by in 711 Punk Rock


Pastels:

(L-R) • Rimmel Lasting Finish in 704 Sweet As Sugar • Rimmel 60 Second in 020 Princess Pink • Maxfactor Max Effect Mini in 29 Mellow Yellow • 17 Lasting Fix in Mini Skirt


Textures:

(L-R) • Barry M Magnetic in 329 Magnetic Violet • Revlon in 095 Futuristic Fruscia • 17 Fast Finish in Copper


Others:

(L-R) • Miss Sporty in Disco Tech • Rimmel Lasting Finish in 239 Your Majestic • Rimmel Lasting Finish in 500 Disco Ball • Rimmel Metal Rush in 100 Pearly Queen

What are some of your most used nail polish's? What are your favourite looks/colours for the coming season?



Friday, 4 October 2013

I ♥ INSTAGRAM #2

A couple of weeks ago I posted my favourite Instagram pictures from 2012 so I thought I would follow on from that with winter 2013 favourites. These pictures include family, friends and a lot of food! Enjoy :)



• Spanish orange tree • Home breaky • With Danielle in Berlin • Red Thai Prawn Curry 
• H&M leggings • Paris • Yo! Sushi • With my Emily
• Cosy PJ's • Yummy fruit • Franschoek • Flowers from Rob 
• Topshop kitty ears • Christmas party with Kelly • My friend James • Nebular nail art 
• Harvey Nichols Fondue • Cutie cousin • Pink hair • Cosy supper 
• Surfing in CT • Nightout in Manchester • Momma <3 • Creme Brûlée 

Don't forget you can follow me on Instagram: @clareverwoerd