Thursday 28 August 2014

DIY | Cassette Wall

Hey Guys,
Over the last couple of weeks I have been working on a super cheap DIY for my wall as I had marks all up my wallpaper and I wanted to hide it.
All you need for this DIY is carpet tape ( I brought mine from Wickes for £2.99 and you will need a handful of cassettes or tapes. You could raid your loft or attic but if you don't have any, charity shops and carboot sales will have. The amount you will need will depend on the size of the wall you want to cover. I would love to have mine going down to the floor but I don't have shares in carpet tape.
1. First of all you need to measure where you want your first line of carpet tape to go ( making sure it is level) then Stick it down.
2. You then can carefully cut where your wall ends and you want to go on to the next strip. Repeat the same again.
3. Once you have all your carpet tape stuck to the wall, you need to carefully peel back the first two lines.
4.  You can now start to add your tapes. I tried to keep colours separate and to not put a tape on if the same colour was above it or next to it. I also recommend having some coloured cassettes to make it look more exciting.
5. Pull away at the other lines and repeat the same again and then that's it!
I hope you enjoyed this post! This is my first DIY on my blog. Thanks for reading x

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Tuesday 26 August 2014

#teenblogseries | 10 Facts About Me

Hey Guys,
I heard about this thing called #teenblogseries. Which is about using that hastag on twitter so other teenage bloggers can find you and you can find new blogs. The idea is to post on a Monday at 6:30 GMT for 10 weeks about fashion, beauty and lifestyle. However I am embrassingly late to post this, as I only found about this yesterday. But anyway better late than never.
1. I started this blog a couple of months ago and I so far I have over 1,200 views! Which to me- is amazing :) 
2. As I little girl I once drank bleach becuase I thought it was water! 
3. I have over 80 casette tapes stuck to my wall- which I will soon be doing a DIY post about.
4. I honestly can't stand snapchat. I get sick of seeing the same things over and over again.
5. My work experience I did earlier on in the year was one of the most enjoyable weeks I have ever had. 
6. I don't want to go to Uni. I have to go to college go do A-levels or some kind of course. But then I want to go out and earn my own money
7. My dream car is a VW campervan! 
8. I am definitely a worrier. I always see the bad in things before the good.
9. I have dyed my hair 3 times now. The result at the moment is a brassy orange colour that I hate but I don't know what to do with.
10. I have a collection of birdcages throughout my room. And I hate birds.
Thanks for reading xx My next #teenblogseries blogpost will be on time.
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Monday 25 August 2014

Back To School | Whats In my School Bag?

Hey Guys,
You are probably sick to death of seeing these videos and blog posts now in your feed but I find them quite enjoyable to read and watch! I go in to year 11 in just over a week and I can't wait! I plan to do a couple more back to school Blog posts after this, however I have left it kind of late.
Okay so the bag I will be taking to start with is this large brown tote bag with a rough texture to it! I got this from Matalan towards the end of last year so you can't buy it now . I will probaly buy a new school bag towards the Middle of next year.

The first things in my school bag is my school books. We get given a different book for each subject so we don't have to buy them. We also have to take in reading books. The two I have here are Woman in Black and of course TFIOS.
Another boring but essential for school is my pencil case. I have a clear pencil case for exams but I always get scared if i didn't have a clear pencil case and I did have an exam I would have to carry everything in to the hall with me and drop it everywhere! Anyway I also carry a planner ( provided by school) and a notebook ( also provided by school) these are my own in the photo because I haven't got my new ones yet!
Slightly more exciting I have my fine liners ( which are from Amazon) and a another pencil case full of colouring pencils.
In the little pocket of my bag I have the stuff that I want to keep safe and not lose.As I do photography GCSE I have to have a memory card. Along with the memory card I have two or three memory sticks as a lot of my course work is done on the computer. I also like to take my headphones and Mp4 player to listen to music on the way to school.
And finally I have my little beauty bag for school. I won't go in to much detail about it as there will be a  separate post later on in the week!
I hope you enjoyed this post! Thanks for reading!
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Saturday 23 August 2014

My Skin Care Routine

Hey Guys,
So Today I am doing my skin Care routine! This is morning and night combined because I really can't be bothered to make two seperate blog posts. Hope you enjoy x

Okay so in the morning I like to keep it pretty simple. The first thing I will do is wash my face with soap ( which I don't know if thats bad for your skin or not) I will then use my nivea cleansing wipes to wake me up a bit and make my skin feel fresh. If I have had a bad night I will use this undereye roll on which has caffeine in it to make my eyes look more awake. To be honset it isn't that great and I need to purchase a new one.

So in the evening I will wash my face again with soap and water. Next I apply my simple cleansing lotion using one of my cotton pads. Secondly I will apply my simple tonner with the same cotton pad ( thats probaly really bad for your skin again ) Next I use the simple kind to skin moisturizer. I love simple proudcts ( if you haven't already gathered) They are perfect for senstive skin as they have no harsh chemicals in. On the down side they do not smell that great but they have worked wonders on my skin. Finally I use this benyol proxide gel for acne. I get this perscribed from the doctor but I am sure they sell simillar creams or gels on the market that contain benyol proixde, as it is a brillant chemical that gets rid of acne quickly and effectively.
Thats it for my skin care routine. Pretty basic really. Sorry if i bored you to death. Thanks for reading x
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Tuesday 19 August 2014

The Travel Bucket List

Hey guys,
I have always wanted to see the world! I would love to see the sights and experience the different atmosphere from all sorts of unique and unsual places from around the world. Unfortunately my holidays are mostly in the Uk, which don't get me wrong I love but there is just something speical about being a country that isnt your own.
1. Cannes
I think I have mentioned that I would love to travel to Cannes before but oh my God, its just beautiful. The beaches and harbours look exquisitly layed out. The home of the rich and famous. Not to mention the dazzling weather!
2. Sydney
If I was to visit Austraila my number one place to visit would be Sydney. The Sydney opera house is just such a beautiful building. The beaches and scenery there looks so picturesque. The only thing that would put me of is the spiders!
3. New zealand
New zealand is so close to Austraila so I would have to pay a visit! The lush green vegeatation and the desalate beaches would be so relaxing and just a perfect place to unwind.

4. Jersey
I want to visit all the channel islands but Jersey is top of my list. I am pretty sure you just can't go and live there but you can go on holiday there! Another place for the rich and famous. With the stunning scenery who wouldn't want to go there.
5. Chelsea
A bit more closer to home now but none the less another beautiful place I want to visit. Probaly the main reason why I want to visit is the fact that one of my fave Tv shows is set there however its beautiful place to do some serious damage to your bank balance.
I hope you enjoyed that insight to where my plans are to travel in the future. 
Thanks for reading x
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Sunday 17 August 2014

My Music Playlist

Hey guys,
This is my first post back since my holiday. Its slightly different from fashion or beauty but I love music. I definitely am not a big fan of chart music but I do love a lot of different genres. So these are just some of my favourite bands and songs. This is only a small majority of the music I listen to as there is just so much.  
1. The Smiths
. There is a light that never goes out
. Asleep
. This charming man
2. The kooks
. seaside
. Eddie's Gun
. sofa song
3. Arctic monkeys
. Teddy picker
. Balaclava
. Black treacle
4. Bombay Bicycle club
. shuffle
. Home by now
. carry me
5. The stone roses
. She bangs the drums
. waterfall
. Fools Gold
6. Jake Bugg
. lightning bolt
. two fingers
. taste it
7. The XX
. intro
. sunset
8. Two door cinema club
. This is the life
. Sun
. Something good can work
9. ALT-J
. Breezeblocks
. Matlida
. Dissolve me
10. Lana del Rey
. Video games
. Radio
. This is what makes us girls
Thanks for reading xx
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Friday 8 August 2014

Liebster Award #2

Hey guys,
As I said earlier in the week I got nominated twice to do this tag so today was nominated by Katie Lou ( you can check out her amazing blog here)  I have actually been nominated again, so I will do that Libester Award post when I get back from my holiday :)
So I have already done a 20 facts about me Tag if you want to know some basic facts about me. ( click here to read it)
My questions~
1. Favourite makeup product?
I am not a big makeup user however I love anything by soap and glory.
2. What is your funniest memory?
when my teacher fell in a bin when she fell of a step ladder.
3. Who are your three favourite bloggers?
Victoria's vintage, a thrifty Mrs and Zoella
4. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
Cannes in France because its beautiful
5. Favourite TV show?
Made in Chelsea
6. Would you prefer fingers for toes or toes for fingers?
fingers for toes!
7. Have you met anyone famous?
Nope but I would love to meet some YouTubers
8. If you could only eat one thing forever what would it be?
chicken :)
9. What is your guilty pleasure?
listening to really cheesy 80's music
10. What's the most expensive piece in your wardrobe?
 I definitely don't like to buy really expensive clothes but I do have a Burberry handbag   
11. What is your favourite smell?
oil, bleach, chlorine and new carpet
 If you are tagged Here are my questions for you to answer :
1. If you could travel back to one day in your life what would it be?
2. Any pets?
3. would you rather see your future or relive the past?
4. Top 5 films that make you happy?
5. what do you do to cheer yourself up?
6. Most disapointing makeup/ hair care/ skin care product you have ever used?
7. If you found £50 on the floor what would you spend it on?
8. One thing on your bucket list?
9. Anything on your bucket list you have achieved?
10. Best bargain you have ever brought?
11. winter or summer?
I tagged 11 people in my last Liebster award, so I am only tagging 3 this time:
Thanks for reading x
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Thursday 7 August 2014

My Travel Essentials

Hey guys,
I am going on holiday in a couple of days now so I thought I would do one last blog post before I go. This is all the stuff I will be taking with me for the journey to where I am staying.

My journey is about 4 hours long in the car but these are things you could take on a plane or on a longer journey. Okay first up is some DVD's.  I still use a portable DVD player when I go away but you could download some of Netflix before you go. My top picks are the great Gatsby and the perks of being a wallflower. I also really love the tooth fairy and coraline.
Next up would have to be Music. You can listen to Music on your phone or spotfiy but also listening to CD's in the car stereo can be quite fun ( if you all have the same music taste ) My faves are the XX, Lana del Rey and London grammar. There is also some great road trip CD's out there if you want to listen to something new. ( buy here)

I can't read on a car journey but if it didn't make me feel ill I would take some magazines to read. My favourites have to be company.

Again I won't be reading on the journey but if books are more your thing. Then I would recommend the perks of being a wallflower by Stephen Chbosky and The Woman in black by Susan hill.
As for beauty essentials I will be taking tissues, wept wipes, hand sanitizer, mints ,a hair brush and mirror. To carry all this in I will be using my rucksack from surfdome (by here)
Hope this was kind of useful. This will be my last blog post for a week.
Thanks for reading x
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Wednesday 6 August 2014

Liebster Award #1

Hey guys,
So today I am going to be doing the Liebster award. I have actually been nominated twice to do this. so Todays Liebster Award I was nominated by- a touch of pastels. ( You can check her amazing blog out here! ) I will post the other Liebster award on Friday.
Okay so first I am going to answer the questions I was tagged to do:
1. Did anyone in particular inspire you to start a blog, if so who?
I don't think anyone in particular but I was inspired by the whole blogging world and definitely wanted to give it a shot. 
2. What do you most enjoy about blogging?
Interacting with new people and finding out more about beauty and fashion. 
3. Where do you see yourself in 10 years time, in terms of work?
I would love to be working as a nursery nurse or some other job involving children 
4. What is your favourite animal and why?
I love really cute fluffy animals such as rabbits and cats
5. Eating in or out? Pick one!
Eating in because I am such a fussy eater.  
6. What's your favourite word?
7. Who is/are your inspirations(inside or out of the blogging world)?
I love funforlouis, he inspires me to travel the world and make the most of everyday
8. Ever kept a New Years Resolution, if so- which are you most proud of?
This year I wanted to keep a jar of all my 2014 memories, so when something good happens I write it on a piece of paper and put it in the jar to open on new years eve.
9. Where in the world would you most like to visit?
I would love to visit Cannes in France
10. Arms for legs or legs for arms?
Arms for legs because you would have 10 digits to walk on so you could walk super quick.
11. What are your hobbies?
Photography, blogging and Instagram I guess. 
The next part of this Award requires me to nominate 11 blogs , so here are my nominations!
2.pastel obsession-
3.we will be dreaming-
4.Daisychains16 -
5.The resident talker-
6.Kirsten gillies- 
7.Basket of daises -
8.Amy's little world-
10. Incredibly Thrifty-
Here are my 11 questions for you to answer:
1. If there was one film you could be on the set for what would it be?
2.  what are your staple beauty/hair/skin care products?
3. If you could have the head of one famous person and the body of another famous person who would you chose?
4. What is one song that always makes you happy?
5. Summer or Winter?
6. If you didn't have your laptop/ phone for a whole day what would you do?
7. Fish fingers for toes or fingers?
8. One food you can't live without?
9. Best thing that's ever happened to you?
10. Your biggest pet peeve?
11. Your worst habit?
Here are the rules-

You must answer all 11 questions given by the person who nominated you.You must link back to the person who nominated you and display the award on your blog(there are a number of different styles if you just search 'Liebster Award' in Google images).After completing the questions, you must nominate 11 bloggers(with under 200 followers) and give them 11 questions of your choice.You cannot nominate the person who nominated you!
Thanks for reading x
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Tuesday 5 August 2014

OPI and Essie Nail polish for under £4?!?

Hey guys,
So today I have a slightly different post. As the name of my blog is " thrifty vintage fashion " and so far I haven't talked about anything thrifty I thought it was about time.
I discovered around Christmas time last year a website called fragrance direct from watching someone's haul on youtube. They were showing OPI and Essie nail polishes that they had brought at a fraction of the retail price, so I had to check it out.
First lets start with OPI. I have actually brought three OPI nail polishes. You can buy them here. They are £3.99 each and they normally retail for £8 each. They are the 15ml bottles and they surprisingly have a wide range of colours which seem to always be in stock. As having some my self I can honestly say they are not fake and even if they were they are brilliant nail polishes. They don't chip easily and you only need one coat.
They also sell Essie nail polish. Which you can buy here. These are £2.25 for 13.5ml bottles. They don't have as big range in colours but still do have 10 or so good ones. I don't own any yet though I definitely want to try some out.
Fragrance direct also sell Rimmel for 99p ( buy here) Bourjois for 99p ( buy here)  ciate for £2.99 ( buy here) and so many more. Fragrance direct also sell hair, makeup and body products at amazing prices. For 5-7 day delivery it is £2.49 which is amazing!!  
Hope you found this useful. Thanks for reading x
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Sunday 3 August 2014

Whats in My Bag? ( Summer Edition )

Hey guys,
I haven't done a what's in my bag before so I thought I would do one today and as it is summer it is my summer edition enjoy ;)
All my lovely Things that belong in my bag
My bag is from Primark and it is £6. I love satchel bags but I especially like this one because it doesn't look like its from Primark ( cheap or tacky) . It has one main pocket and two smaller ones which is perfect for fitting all my junk in it.
As this bag is very small there is not a lot of space in it but just enough room for the essentials.
Okay so my first essential is hand sanitizer. This one is from Aldi but you can buy similar here.
I always carry around some lip products. The ones I have here are an Avon clear lip gloss ( you can buy similar here) I also always have a lip balm- my current one here is the baby lips in hydrate
I always have two purses with me. A small coin purse for change, this one is from Matalan ( buy similar here) I also have my purse, which I carry notes and cards. This one is from Primark ( Buy similar here)
As I have asthma I always have to have my inhaler on me.( which you can't buy :) ) I also carry a hairbrush on me, however my tangle teezer doesn't really fit in my bag. (You can buy a more size appropriate one here)
Of course I will have my mp4 player and phone. I will also have a camera ( which I used to take these photos with) and my headphones. I also like to have a pen and cute notebook with me just in case I have any blog posts or Instagram shot ideas while I am out. ( You can buy a cute notebook here)
Don't forget to check out all the links in this post.
Thanks for reading xx
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