12 December 2012

Dress Up #2 : Florence Welch (12/12/12)

Florence Welch Style
So for today's dress up, I decided to go for the redhead Florence Welch. I couldn't think of anybody to do it on for the past week or so, so I was inspired to do a post on the almighty Flo after I went to see her on her Ceremonials tour on Sunday. She was brilliant. Somebody started a fight and she started shouting at them and everybody started shouting her name. She didn't even wear shoes! Dress up posts are no longer just reserved for Saturdays by the way...  Anyway Florence's style is quite out there but at the same time slightly preppy (I hope she isn't offended by that). She seems to also like wearing long dresses, which I like because many people wear really short skimpy dresses and it just annoys me. I feel that Florence may have been born in the wrong decade because of the vintage look she has going on. Many of Florence's pieces are dark tones that have a brocade pattern. That was me trying to use a lot of adjectives so here is some suggestions on how to dress like Florence Welch. I do appreciate that many of the items are out of a regular person's budget(like me) but we can admire, can't we?
Florence Dress Up
Gucci wrap dress / Zipper dress / T By Alexander Wang / River Island , $40 / H&M high heels, $48 / Yves Saint Laurent leather shoulder bag / Roberto Coin cocktail ring / rag & bone leather hat / ASOS animal print sunglasses / NARS Cosmetics

6 December 2012

Where on Earth Did Millie Go?

Hey, Lovelies. It's about 19 days till Christmas, who's excited?  It's been a while since I haven't posted anything in this blog or any blog that I own, I'm sorry! Anyway, where have I been and what on earth has been going on in my not so exciting life these last few weeks?

Let me just put all of it on a bulletpoint form so it's much easier...

  • A lot of you may be aware that us 3 got such an important exams but they have more time to write a posts for you guys than me. I do apologies for that because at the first week of the exams, I have exams everyday and when I get home I always revise for the next exams I got.
  • I have to buy a gift for my dad's birthday and go out for tea to celebrate it
  • I run out of the things to talk about on this blog which some of the bloggers problem, sometimes.
  • Try to find some christmas presents then end up not buying anything because some days I find it so hard to buy things and I always think that will they like this.... what if they don't?... before buying someone a presents.
So there's my list of what could be described as excuses for not blogging. Since our exams is nearly over and there's some list of things we've planned this christmas with our friends so there will be some exciting post coming pretty soon and I'll be posting more on this blog and my other blog as well.

DISCLAIMER: I took the photo above this passage from my phone and if I put some photos that aren't mine I will put a link where I actually got it. 

The Blogger Tag..

So I was tagged by the lovely Catrina Griffiths over at cgxox to do this awesome blogger tag.

1. Each person tagged must post 11 random facts about themselves.
2. They must answer the 11 questions posted by the previous blogger.
3. They must create 11 more questions to ask their tagged bloggers.
4. They must tag blogs with 200 followers or less.
5. Those bloggers must be told.
6. No tag backs.

Here are my random facts:

1. I want to own a lake house.
2. I have always wanted to go to boarding school or go to school in America. I don't really see either happening.
3. Three is my favourite number. Everything I do seems to relate to the number three.
4. Milk bottles are one of my favourite sweets.
5. I hate writing biography things because I never know what to say.
6. I think I sound weird on video.
7. The Sims is cool.
8. I think trying on high heels in New Look is fun.
9.  I think in total I've made 4 blogs...
10. I think that fairy lights and dream catchers are really cute.
11. I like reading my horoscope.

Questions from cgxox:

1: If you were a guy for 24 hours, what would you do?
I think I'd just hang out and see how guys talk to each other and stuff. I don't really know.
2: If you had to choose one thing to eat for a year, what would it be?
It would have to be the toasties that you can get in the Marks and Spencer Cafe. My favourite is the chicken and bacon. I think that is what it is anyway. They out cheese on the bread so it makes it extra special But it would only be that if it was healthy.
3: A guilty pleasure:
I am obsessed with crime programmes. I watch them all the time. I watch every form of CSI, I watch
NCIS: Los Angeles, Lewis, DCI Banks, Sherlock, Elementary and The Killing (Danish though, I don't like American copies). I've started to broaden my horizon though with TV shows on different channels.
4: What's your favourite Christmas film?
This is going to sound really odd but I love Edward Scissorhands even though it makes me cry... It is just so sad..

5: Would you rather be on I'm a Celebrity or Big Brother? (why?)
Not to sure. There are pros and cons to both. In the end I would probably say I'm A Celebrity because you get to go to Australia.
6: Whats your favourite tanning products or do you use sunbeds?
I'd rather spend my time doing something else like watching CSI.
7: Whats your favourite YouTube video? (beauty or non-beauty related!) 
Well at the moment my friends and I think this video is hilarious. S
Sweet Brown - Ain't Nobody Got Time For That (Autotune Remix)

8: If you had to shop in one store only, which would you choose?
Can't choose! I need variation.
9: Favourite cocktail?
A little bit too young for that.. :D
10: A celebrity you can't stand: 
Janice Dickinson
11: Who is your favourite Disney Princess/character?
Snow White.

I tag

Questions for you:

1. Do you agree with what your horoscope says about you?
2. Do you like it when it snows?
3. What is your favourite font?
4. Where is the furthest you have ever travelled to?
5. What is your favourite film?
6. Would you rather eat a rat or a mouse? (Just threw that one in there)
7. Two things that scare you?
8. In your opinion what is the best kind of chocolate?
9. Do you tumblr?
10. Do you have a single or double bed? Why?
11. Are you happy?

Hope you all had fun reading that. I know that sometimes tag posts are really long and boring but whatevs.

30 November 2012

Question #1: Should I Grow Out My Fringe?

We have all been really really busy these past few weeks so I do apologise - it wasn't really the best time to set up a blog with exams not that far away - but on the other hand, I have a number of posts planned for the next couple of weeks.

Okay so now I've started making different types of posts to make me continue blogging. First of all there was 'Dress Up' and now there is 'Question'. Question is a post where I have a question for all you readers out there and would really really appreciate an answer. So my question to you is should I grow out my fringe? I've been pondering about it for a while now. I've had it for 4 consecutive years now and I'm getting a bit fed up of it. I have grown it out and then got it chopped back in before so I can get it back.  I made a list of pros and cons for the change and included a picture of myself so you can see what it looks like at the moment. 

Pros of no fringe:
  • A change of hairstyle
  • You can see my face
  • I can do different hairstyles
  • I can get it cut back in if I don't like it.
  • Easier to maintain
  • Hairdressers aren't going to cut my fringe squint
Cons of having no fringe:
  • It takes ages to grow out
  • I look really pale without a fringe
  • My hair looks very flat and limp
  • You can see my weird eyebrows

I am sorry that I am wearing sunglasses but I couldn't find any other nice pictures with my fringe looking semi-normal. I do like those sunglasses though ;)

All help is appreciated. :D Comment below please.

26 November 2012

25 Random Questions Tag!

Question 1: Do you have any pets ? No, but I used to have rabbits and fish.
Question 2: Name three things that are physically close to you: The Mac, My phone and Jake Bugg's new album. Gosh I sound materialistic don't I?!
Question 3: What's the weather like right now ? Freezing! 
Questions 4: Do you drive ? If so, have you crashed? No, I can't wait till I can drive though! 
Question 5: What time did you wake up this morning ?  7:00am
Question 6: When was the last time you showered ? Last night
Question 7: What was the last movie that you saw ? The Doors live at Super Bowl, I saw it on Saturday!
Question 8: What does you last text message say? 'Gone 4 coffee:)' from my darling mother!
Question 9: What is your ringtone ? Live While we're Young- One Direction!
Question 10: Have you ever been to a different country? I have been to France 3 times, Cyprus three times, Greece 3 times, America once, and Germany once! 
Question 11: Do you like sushi? When I go to YO Sushi, I don't actually eat the raw fish, but I like everything else.. Does that count?! :)
Question 12: Where do you buy your groceries? My mum shops in Sainsbury's. 
Question 13: Have you ever taken any medication to help you fall asleep faster? No.
Question 14: How many siblings do you have ? I have a younger sister Anna 
Question 15: Do you have a desktop computer or a laptop? I have a mac my family share.
Question 16: How old will you be turning on your next birthday? sweet 16!!
Question 17: Do you wear contacts or glasses ? I wear glasses for board work, tv, cinema etc!
Question 18: Do you colour your hair ? I put lemon juice in my hair when I go abroad, so no!
Question 19: Tell me something you are planing to do today: Go to bed early and not freak out about my English exams tomorrow! 
Question 20: When was the last time you cried? Saturday, god knows why?! Something stupid!
Question 21: What is your perfect pizza topping? Cheese, sun dried tomatoes, onions!
Question 22: Which do you prefer, hamburger or cheeseburger ? Hamburger!
Question 23: Have you ever had an all-nighter ? Yeah I did once, but mostly I always fall asleep!
Question 24: What is your eye colour ? They're blue!
Question 25: Can you taste the difference between Pepsi and Coke? No, but I strangely prefer Pepsi?!

Sorry for another silly post!

25 November 2012

Christmas Tag

Q1: What item of clothing do you love to wear in winter but wouldn't be seen wearing in public?
I love to wear my dressing gown and my slippers when I get home from school. My house is often freezing so it's nice to be cosy and have pink fur with monkeys all over it.

Q2: Most wanted item for autumn/winter?
Some chelsea boots or even just ankle boots. I get a new pair of ankle boots every year and this year I haven't been able to find a single pair that I like! It's depressing and I have to wear my pair from last year that have wholes in them :(

Q3: Favourite boots to wear in the winter?
To be honest I don't really have a favourite pair of boots because I don't really have a pair this Winter. Except from my UGG's. They truly are extremely warm.

Q4: Are you a fan of UGG boots?
Okay, if I say yes then I know I will be criticised for liking UGG boots but if I say no I will be called a hypocrite for having a pair. I know that they aren't the most stylish/eco-friendly boots but they are so so so warm and my feet get really cold in winter and they go all numb and I can't feel them so yes, I am a fan of UGG boots.

Q5: It's snowing/raining outside, what are you favourite wellies to wear?
A couple of years ago my Mum bought me a pair of short black Hunter wellies for Christmas. They are my favourite because they look a bit more like boots than wellies and they also don't restrict my leg movements.

Q6: What is your favourite autumn trend?

Velvet. There is velvet everywhere and it just looks awesome. I love the feel of velvet except from when you stroke it the opposite way because then it doesn't feel nice.

Q7: What is your typical winter day consisting of?

Sitting on the couch curled up in a blanket watching films with my Mum.

Q8: Cup of tea, hot chocolate, or coffee?
Is it weird that I like none of these options? I would prefer a mug of warm blackcurrant juice. You should try it, it's very nice :D

Q9: Do you like or dislike that it's starting to get dark?
Well I feel like I waste my day at school and do nothing but I like that when it gets dark before you have your tea, you know that Christmas is just around the corner.

Q10: Christmas is coming, do you have any idea of what you want?
This may sound really materialistic but I really would like a new iPod. I feel like that my trusty 2nd generation iPod touch may be slowly dying. New apps won't load on to it, I can't update the software and most of the apps on it just crash. So that is what i would really like. But I would also like some more followers for the blog because then I know that all the effort I am putting into it is worth it.

Merry Christmas

24 November 2012

Dress Up #1 : The Olsen Twins

Sorry about the lack of postage going on at the moment but we three friends are very busy people. Dress up posts are going to be saved for Saturdays when I can focus on different filmstars/models/singer/anybody-else-who-is-famous's style and give suggestions on how to get clothes like theirs. I decided to do a post a bit like the Lana one I did a couple of weeks back. The Olsen twins (Mary-Kate & Ashley) are the newest icons for the Undecidables. Technically, they aren't new because they have been around for YEAAAAAARS but I decided that maybe we should take a closer look at the style of the child stars. (Two of a Kind is still on the TV by the way!) The twins are slightly like Karl Lagerfeld in the sense that you hardly ever see them without the huge pair of shades covering their faces. When i see pictures of them I get a sort of bohemian chic/ stylish city woman vibe. This is due to the fact that nearly every single photograph i see them in they are wearing black and white or grey or another dull colour. Although sometimes you do get the odd splash of colour from a hat, scarf or a pair of shoes. Anyway.... If you want to dress like Mary-Kate & Ashley then I picked a few pieces that I think match their style. 

Happy dress up!!

-Maisy x

Olsen Dress Up

20 November 2012

Live An Adventure

As you may already know, Millie, Maisy and I are busy studying for prelims. Everyone is pretty caught up in getting good grades so they can go to Uni/college and then get a good job. But then it occurred to me, that that sounds boring. Sure, I am super excited about going to Uni in the future.. but is it the known or unknown of Uni which excites me?
What is there in life that brings adventure? I am not willing to fit myself into a category whereby I study, get a job, get married, have kids and allow the cycle to repeat.. The unknown mystery is the adventure that appeals to me.
Maybe I'll pursue my dream of living in California. But perhaps I'll live in India for a year instead. Maybe I'll become a Pilot? Or I'll have a go at 'making it' with my guitar.
Why should it matter?
I think all this inspiration has come about as a result of my Dad signing up for round the world sailing race. Sure he's only going to do 1, maybe 2 legs of it.. But nevertheless it is a huge ambition. Taking on something new and unfamiliar is never simple. It certainly won't be for my Dad when he is sailing from South Africa to Australia  but we learn to overcome challenges and it makes us a better person. I admire my Dad for being willing to do something that pushes you to your limits, and takes you away from routine.
So I challenge you to think about your life and to do something different from what you expected, and to always grab an opportunity with open arms when it comes about. In the mean time work as hard as you can, because your best it just as valid as anyone else's best.
Apologies for a post of cheese about life
Coco xox

19 November 2012

Hair Miracles

I am trying to keep up with the blogging and not begin to lag so that you all get bored so I decided to tell you about my favourite hair product ever!!! It's by VO5 and it is called Miracle Mist. It is supposed to "rescue tired, damaged fry or frizzy hair", now I wouldn't classify my hair as any of these types but it does make my hair really shiny, smooth and calm. If you can describe hair as calm?? I first tried it after my Mum bought some a while ago and I've almost finished my bottle :) I use it just after I've had a shower when I'm drying my hair, it kind of acts a detangler too. I really like the packaging as it isn't too in your face but not shying away at the back of the shelf at the same time. It is easy to hold (here is my art essay topics coming in) and the bottle is really smooth too. It is a pump spray and I like them as I don't like getting creams and stuff like that all over my hands. Anyway I thoroughly recommend it to everyone as it just makes your hair feel a lot nicer and it kind of tames it from the wind slightly. Only slightly but that is better than the lion mane look

-Maisy x

Here are some pictures so that you can find it in the shops.

All photos taken by myself. 

18 November 2012

Adventure Movie

I told you lot a while ago that I was going for a walk so that I could get some clips for the film I was making, well here is the completed thing. It is just an assortment of videos that I took. It is inspired by Lana Del Rey's videos that is why it quite random. I've been very busy revising for my prelim exams coming up in like a weeks time and I keep on getting distracted by the blog so here is something you can watch to keep you busy. :)

  1. The map on my wall
  2. Outside bull ring, Ronda, Spain
  3. Switzerland
  4. Switzerland
  5. Ducks in water
  6. The Vaccines - New Year's Eve 2011 Edinburgh
  7. 4th of July fireworks, outside the Whitehouse, Washington D.C
  8. Roses
  9. Swing
  10. Row of garages
  11. Hedgerows
  12. Lane
  13. Park bandstand
  14. Roundabout
I am happy to receive all comments and criticism. ;)

All credit to Lana Del Rey for the music.
All videos taken by myself. I do not own any of the music.

16 November 2012

My Favourite Mascara!

So when some people do their makeup, they have a 'famous' feature? For example they might always have bright red lippy? I, myself, personally like a good coating of mascara on my eyelashes!

For a long time I would buy a different mascara everytime I ran out. I found ones I hated, ones that were useless, too clumpy, too runny.. And in the end I've come to a reasonable conclusion! My TWO favourite mascaras I use are both made at an affordable price by 17!

The first mascara I use, to lengthen my lashes, is 17's 'Wild Curls' in 'Wild Black'. I've used for ages and even without using a second mascara it gives me extreme length and volume!

The second mascara I apply is also by 17 and is called 'Blow out'. I bought this one when it was promoted, and although it isn't very good for building length, when I have 'Wild Lashes' on under it, it gives huge volume!

Both mascaras are around the £7-£10 mark, and I would highly reccomend using either Wild lashes alone, or both together. You can buy them from Boots.