Monday, March 18, 2013

Minty 'Musts'

So, my favourite colour is Mint at the moment...
It gets me in the mood for Spring, and it can make any outfit pop without having to go all 'Neon'...
So I've just compiled some of my favourite pieces...
This is the Barry M nail varnish I have on, and if anything- I'd say the Bag, Socks, and Nail Varnish are key! I do love the hot pants- the right person could pull them off and make them look chic!
Let me know if you decide to get anything!
Becky xxx



H&M 'Snowflake' Nail Varnish

Around Christmas, my friend bought this gorgeous Models Own Nail Varnish (Pictured Below) ..

I have borrowed it a few times and have been meaning to find it for a while, but at £5 a bottle it's not exactly student friendly, nor an essential.

As it happens, I was in H&M the other day and came across this cheaper version! I was skeptical as to whether it would be as thick coverage, but I have just tested it, and with only two coats this is the result! At £2.99 I couldn't refuse... And even after two coats over my Barry M nail Polish, there is no dip in the bottle! 

Considering it has to be quite thick to get a good layer of flakes- it also dried extremely quickly.

(I am so impatient- there is nothing worse than waiting for paint  to dry...)

They catch the light beautifully- and I can't wait to try it as an overcoat over lots of different varnishes.

I also did some 'tie dye' nails last week, based on the nails I posted in my last post. They were amazing- I'm excited to show you! I loved the effect using a sponge to lightly cover a White Base. I will post pictures when I am back in Southampton on Tuesday, as my SLR and memory card are there :(

Hope you are all excited for Easter break!

Becky xxx

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Trying at Tie Dye

Tie Dye Time

Today it hit me whilst shopping how long I've wanted to tie dye some of my clothing..

I saw this over sized mans T in Primark, and it was only £4... So I thought hey, why not- let's give it a go! It looked really simple to do looking at a few tutorials on Pinterest and Youtube, and as this shirt is already coloured, I simply used house bleach..

This is the Shirt I used- but obviously Bleach will alter any colour shirt!


This is the end product, but I will talk you through the process!

All You Need:
A bucket
Hair bands / elastic bands if you have them
Spray bottle

I used this tutorial to help me, but found it was more trial and error! -Take a look it's SO easy!

I used an old bottle from body spray to fill with water. It dampens the material so it is easier to whirl into a spiral.

So after swirling the shirt round, I tied the bands round to keep it in place, elastic bands or string would have been much easier but hair bands worked perfectly too! 


You really just need enough for the T-shirt to be submerged in liquid 1:4 Bleach:Water...


I left the shirt to soak in the mix for about 15 minutes.. I thought the longer the better but I kept checking to see it hadn't dissolved (Primark quality and all..)

I normally don't think things through too much! But I'm glad this worked out so well.

I rinsed the shirt, and it is currently hanging to dry and I'm very happy with the result...


Easy- and so cheap! Makes me laugh when you see all these tie dye items selling for so much in Urban Outfitters etc. Don't be lazy - DIY! 
As well as tie dying I've also been wanting to try an acid wash on some old jeans... I love scruffy/scraped jeans.. Take a look at this other simple tutorial!

Becky XxX

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Nailsnailsnails, And StyleRevo Work/Competition

It's nearly Easter

I have been working my pants off, most of us feel the same at the moment! Luckily my back is feeling much better at the moment- so I have been getting stuff done.

I have about fifty books to read by tomorrow though so I should crack on with that! I have been busy all day creating a competition banner for StyleRevo and working on some website posts  ...

I saw this picture the other day- and these nails are stunning! The marble/tie dye effect inspired me a bit for a trend for one of our projects... The colours are beautiful. I may try to do the same thing, by painting my nails white, and then using a sponge to lightly dab on differing nail varnishes- it can't be too hard!

Here's my own nails this week! I used my 'sprinkle' kit from Accessorize, but used it just on the one finger! The nail varnish is from Topshop- it is by far my favourite nail polish at the moment, the colour pops! My friend showed me a picture after I had painted them, from Lavish Alice- and the nails were identical! Spooky. If only I didn't have sausage fingers and stupidly short nails though.



StyleRevo have launched a competition, alongside @AshLOUDRae, the designer/stylist from one of the recent StyleCorner episodes. Just Retweet and follow the page for a chance to win some gorgeous New Look heels and statement Necklace! The competition runs until the 20th March. I created the banner on Photoshop below :)

I am really enjoying working with them, and have picked up so much already! I would definately advise anyone studying fashion to get work experience, it gives you so much more value that just a degree.. Or in any career field! Getting a degree means bugger all now days.

Check out behind the scenes on the Tumblr of the recent video I went along to help with, it has nearly finished the editing process so it won't be long until we get to see it! Rikki Finlay is a freelance celebrity stylist, who has worked on the Xfactor, as well as continuing to style Rylan and others..

@Rikki_stylist @style_revo
Happy reading! Not long until the Easter Bunny (As IF I need to comfort eat any more right now ! )
Becky XxX