1 February 2015

ANOTHER SNOW DAY

Scarf - Primark, Coat - c/o Boohoo, Jumper - H&M, Leggings - Primark.. via my mother's wardrobe, Wellies - Found in the pantry.. Hooray!

A party of me really loves the snow, but then the other 90% of me knows what a bloody nightmare it can be! Oh how it would be lovely to be back at school wishing for a bit more snow so we could all go home and make snow angels.. These days it's more a case of 'if I set off to work will I get there without a Final Destination esq. disaster'. Ha. On the other hand, it does make pictures rather pretty.. I'm plagued with trying to find a nice white background and this is about as I'm going to get. 

These pictures are actually on my official snow day - our little village was white over and work was a no go. A day in jim-jams it was. After sulks about travel chaos (I know, us Brits always overreact but there was no chance my little Fiesta would make it without ploughing through a wall), I did get my wellies on for a wintery wander. I'm definitely more practical rather than on trend, but how good can you look in wellington boots and 4+ layers?! When it's this chilly, cosiness wins.

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30 January 2015

LASER HAIR REMOVAL: PHILIPS LUMEA PRECISION PLUS


It's been a good a good couple of months now that I've had this one. I've held off posting, as I wanted to make sure I'd given it a proper trial before I sang it's praises. It's not the kind of thing you can be amazed by first time round.. it's a long process and I've finally got to the stage where I can actually make judgement.

So, the verdict. Am I totally fuzz free and looking shiny smooth like a VS Angel? We're getting there.. although the Victoria's Secret bit we are going to struggle with, but then they have the genes of dreamy goddesses. It's taken me until this time to really be able to say that I've noticed a difference, so it is something that takes a while, but is definitely worth it in the long run. I could get totally carried away and zap every hair on my body minus my head.. It is pretty addictive seeing fluffy arms and legs go from fuzzy to more along the 'bald as a badger' lines.

The other area I'd definitely zap away at is facial hair. I'm not saying I had the tash of a 50 year old bloke, but I did have plenty of baby hairs around my jawline and the side of my face.. The annoying sort that gets all stuck in foundation. This was the first spot I really noticed a difference and I've not  had to keep on zapping much since. 

Overall, I'm a fan. Yeah, it's expensive.. but then there isn't really anything else out there that's going to leave you properly hair free for a good portion of time. I would say don't expect this to be an overnight solution. It's going to take time and you're going to have to stick to buzzing away at yourself, but eventually you get there and it's worth it. Kimmy K eat your heart out. 

On a side note.. I'm aware 'fashioninflux' has been a little less fashion focused recently. With a new year and all that jazz I've been wanting to make a few changes, although on a whole it'll be pretty similar. I think I'll update you all soon - mostly so I can have a good old ramble. 

Yeeesh.. that was a long one for me!

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28 January 2015

VIDEO | MAKEUP & HAIR STUFFS


I normally film this sort of thing, forget to take a picture for the thumbnail then try and screen shot something to make do.. Which means most of my videos never make it onto my blog. Even still, I don't usually bother posting my videos on here, mainly because I'm not sure if people who read my blog are quite so bothered about my awkward self on film. YouTube is always a funny one and I'm still not sure if I can ever bridge the gap between that and blogging, but I do love faffing around filming and editing (not always with as much success as I'd like).. It's a bit like going back to the days of school projects. This video I filmed actually made the cut - I'm still playing around with this camera (and forever increasing on the vanity scale) so I did manage to get some snaps to go alongside it. 

To cut a long story short (I'm writing this before work, toast in hand, hoping traffic will for once be on my side), the video pretty much explains everything. It's more of a 'GRWM' rather than a tutorial - I don't think I'm anywhere close to being in a position to say 'this is what you should do with your curlers and this is how you should trowel on the foundation'.. Ha. I like dolling myself up with makeup, but I'm definitely amateur! It's all a bit Ariana Grande inspired, mostly because of that little hair do. For me, whenever I do that hair I AM ARIANA. Ha. I wish, but it does make me feel a bit like a teeny weeny popstar. Anyway, enjoy!

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26 January 2015

SIMPLE IN LEVI'S

Jumper - Primark, Bag - c/o La Moda, Coat - H&M, Jeans - Vintage Levi's, Boots - Forever 21

This is my go-to kind of outfit. Simple, nothing too fancy and just generally basic. I like wardrobe essentials - cosy  jumpers, the favourite jeans you've worn out completely and the handbag that goes on every trip out. Yeah, I love dressing up too, but it's always nice to have those 'comfort blanket' items. 

I was just off to town here (I think it was to spend another 20quid in Boots that really wasn't necessary..) hence being pretty casual. Plus, it was way too windy to go for anything other than practical. I want to start wearing my floppy fedora again but I just know the first time I do it will blow off and leave me awkwardly chasing after it. Anyhoo, I didn't bother with a hat and just ended up with that hair all over the place sitch. When is it summer again?!

I've been asked quite a bit about these jeans. I think it's because they're Levi's.. how can you go wrong in a pair?! I got them a good while ago now, from the little vintage section in Miss Selfridge (I'm not sure they even do that kind of thing anymore). They do fit perfect, which for me is unusual.. I always find shops don't seem to make high waisted denim to fit rather large bottoms & smaller waists. So yeah, if you're vintage shopping or hounding charity shops and find a good pair of these, definitely get them.

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