Friday, August 30, 2013


South West 4 Festival

This weekend I had a pretty busy but amazing weekend with the most amazing people! On Sunday I went to South West 4 Festival in Clapham Common, it is a two day festival (Saturday and Sunday) but my friends and I just went on the Sunday with Example headlining. SW4 hosts a variety of DJ's, Artists and Musicians from the Dance music world.

What did I wear?

Well in terms of what I ended up wearing to the Festival completely depended on the weather and thankfully the weather turned out to the be perfect! Although it had poured down a few days prior to the Festival this meant that the field was pretty muddy and since we were the 2nd day festival goers, the field had already been trampled on but to be honest it wouldn't be a real english festival without a bit of mud! 

Shoes- I wore my black Doc Martens which kept my feet dry and allowed me to squidge and dance around in the mud. By wearing my DM's it also meant that I didn't have to worry about what state they would be in by the end of it as they are easy to clean. (Wellies are also a great option!)

Dress- My dress was from the Topshop sale it was originally £28 then reduced to £15 and then with student discount £13.50 what a bargain! Recently when I have been buying clothes I also try and think how I can wear them in the Winter as unfortunately our Summer is  coming to an end, so here are a few things I would add to make a Winter outfit. 

-Black tights (to hide those goosebumps.)
-Boots (heeled or DM's; depending what occasion it is.)
-Black/grey cardi (for that extra warmth, I love to layer up during Winter!) 
-Maroon scarf/ Beanie ( I love to accessorise as it really completes the overall look) -Khaki -Parker coat (perfect to keep you warm and also super stylish.) 

There you have it, a winter outfit from a summer dress! (I also wore little black shorts under my dress, this was so then when I got on someone's shoulders I still kept my dignity!)

Bum Bag- This is a must! If you wanna be safe from sneaky pick pockets then get yourself one! Not only does it mean that you always have your belonging to the front of you but it also means that you have your hands free to dance and hold your cider!

Tassles- In this picture you can't really see my sleaveless black cardi with tassles but hopefully you can in one of the other pics, I picked this up a while ago in Republic for £7! I absolutely love it, its great for putting over something that is a little plain to spice it up or just to add some festival vibes which is what I wanted for SW4.  

Peace and Love

G. x

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

No7 Airbrush Away Primer

Name: Airbrush Away
Brand: No7
Make up: Skin (Base)
Price: £19.50
Rating: 9/10*

For the last 3 years I have been a huge fan on No7 make up and all of the make up in my make up bag is of the No7 brand, this is mainly because my Mum used No7 and therefore that is how I got introduced to it. I was introduced to this amazing beauty product by my Mum, she had bought some No7 products and has got a free No7 make up bag which contained some mini samples including a waterproof mascara, lip gloss, eyeshadow, night cream and a mini No7 Airbrush Away Primer. I had been saying to myself for a while that I had wanted to get myself a primer to use as a base for my foundation as prior to this I had just used a Nivea moisturising cream as a base but I thought it was about time to get a proper primer. 

So about the product... when applying the primer I just put 5 little dots on my face; the middle of my forehead, my chin, my nose and both cheeks and then slowly swept it over my face with my index finger (this finger applies the least pressure to your skin) covering my face evenly. Instantly I felt the effects of the product, my skin felt amazing and silky, almost as smooth a babies bottom! I couldn't believe the effects that a few dots of this product had had on my skin and how much my skin was glowing. Although I did feel that I had to use more the product that I had expected in order to cover my whole face, I think this is purely down to the consistency of the product and how much my skin absorbed it.

Next it was time to apply my foundation (No7 Beautifully Matte Mousse Foundation; £12.95) I apply my foundation with brush (Mac 130 Short Duo Fibre Brush; I got this as part of a set but individually they are £30.00.) My foundation took to my face perfectly, with the primer allowing my brush to gently slide on my face beautifully and I believe allowing my foundation to cover my face more evenly. 

Although the price of this product is pretty pricey and I honestly don't think I would have been introduced to it if it wasn't for the sample my Mum had given me, I do believe that I will re-purchase this product when my mini sample runs out as it definitely makes my skin feel beautiful and soft.

Check out this video to!

(*all ratings are my own personal opinion, I am comparing them to other products I own/have used)

Peace and Love
G. x

Monday, August 12, 2013

Crazy for Cami's

Crazy for Cami's!

Zara £25.99

This season we welcome back a 90's fashion piece that we are very much pleased to see back on our high street, the Camisole!

Zara £22.99
Cami's; Camisole 'camisole is a sleeveless undergarment for women, normally extending to the waist. The camisole is usually made of satinnylon, or cotton with spaghetti style straps.'

They are silky, slinky and just damn right sexy! Although the description states that they are an 'undergarment' that is a thing of the past now a camisole adds that edge of sexiness to an outfit while still keeping that classiness. Camisoles are perfect teamed up with a tight pencil skirt or some printed cropped smart trousers creating that sexy but sophisticated 'ready for business' kinda look.

 Top 3 websites/shops for Camisoles

*River Island!-'s&f_gender_category=women
River Island £10

-River Island have a load of gorgeous silk plain cami's for only £10 is a range of colours including, mustard, turquoise, light pink and lime. Shop quick as these are sure to sell out fast!


Zara £29.99
Zara have some great cami's at a range of prices, check out there printed patterns!
Asos £14

Asos £90


As always Asos are great for everything, pick up a cheap cami for only £15 or a more expensive one for up to £90! Take your pick ladies! 

If your not really feeling any of the print cami's, grab yourself a plain one and glam it up with a big statement necklace!

Peace and Love 
G. x