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Rings, Rings, Rings and Things.

January 14, 2014

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(Excuse the paleness of this shot – I’m not sure whether this is the design, or urr, their printer was out of ink?)

For months on end now, I’ve been eyeing up rings all over the show – in a desperate (and arguably vain) attempt to create a little collection to disguise the absolute trotters I have for hands. I started this collection last week when I picked up a gorgeous pearlescent in the Accessorize sale, and recently I was sent the following pieces by kitschy jewellery brand Kukee. Needless to say, my hands are going to look like this religiously now – even if I do look a little like I’ve escaped from a cult (wearing a pentagram choker doesn’t help, either).

For the price, these are brilliant little additions to anyone’s ring collection. The seal at the back of the spiral-look rings is a little shoddily finished, but that goes to the back anyway and is barely noticeable. Considering all I usually do is whinge about items I’m sent – I’d actually recommend Kukee’s products for cheap and easy way to round-up some stackables.

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 From R-L: Kukee Celestial Midi Stacking Ring Set (inc. Moon ring on left) – £6* | Kukee Twist Midi Ring Set – £3* | Accessorize Sterling Silver Mother of Pearl Oval Ring £6 was £12 | Kukee Moon Ring (out of stock)*

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First OOTD.

May 30, 2013

I’ve done a couple of dodgy ‘OOTD’s in the past, usually just a iPhone Instagram collage of bits of clothing that I’ve been wearing – but today, you’re in for a treat: here’s me in all my ‘glory’. The outfit I’m wearing is a mismatch of mine and my sister’s wardrobe as she’s recently been visiting me (and took the photos, bless ‘er) and we’ve been doing a little bit of swapsies.

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Oversized sweater shirt – H&M

Skirt – Independent store in Manchester

Beanie – Topshop

Studded creepers – New Look

 

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Integrating Music (Through Spotify) To Your Blog/Website.

May 5, 2013

If anyone (and by anyone, I’m probably referring to a handful of my closest musically-minded friends) read my blog before I changed URL and became a relatively exclusively beauty/fashion oriented writer, you’d know that I’m a tad obsessed with music, and my blog was formerly solely based on album/EP reviews. And synthesisers. And strings. And harmonies. So, after doing a little research at the insistence of my boyfriend (who always jokily asks me to write him in to one of these posts – congrats, babe), I found out you can pop little ‘Spotify Play’ widgets into posts – including tracks, albums and playlists – by using this page.

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Out with Outfitters?

January 12, 2012

Will UO be faced with no other ALTernative than to close, after being faced with shares drops of 17%? I doubt it, but it's a good excuse to buy more clothes.

Mooching around the Internet (yeah, I do a lot of that), I happened across some pseudo-ALT satirical hipster news site called HipsterRunoff, with a news feature dubbed the “ALT Report“. (Fuck, that was a mouthful of banter)

Cue scrolling, *click*, *click*, heightened interest, Lana Del Rey, yeah, yadda yadda, LCD Soundsystem, yeeeah, okay, then BAM:  Read more ›

Avoiding the Derp with your Dippy Dip-Dye Do.

January 10, 2012

I decided to dip-dye my hair last week – with the mantra “If Alexa Chung can do it, everyone can and should” dancing around in my head. Obviously, I’d need to bleach my whole being and start over, if I wanted to look anything like the gorgeous Chung, but she’s definitely a good role model in the ‘cool stakes’. There are a few types of dip-dyeing that you can choose from, if you’re brave enough to get creative on your hair. You can choose from standard dip dyeing which is the more hippy-looking option, with a block of different colour at the ends of your hair, or the celebrity-favoured ombre look, where the hair gradually fades into a different colour at the ends. 

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Ebony. 25. Manchester.
Marketing Manager who likes to mouth off on here about stuff she cares about. Expect mental health, Borderline Personality Disorder, and reviews - from restaurants, to books, to fashion. Talks to cats more than people, but seemingly has a lot to say.
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