18 December, 2012

Winter Jumpers & Christmassy Nails

So while doing my Christmas shopping this year during the cold snap we had a few weeks ago, I may or may not have bought myself a few treats too...


pink jumper - Primark

cream jumper - Primark

Peace earrings - New Look
Collar necklace - Primark

pink stone ring - Primark
gold spike necklace - Primark
(l - r) Jo Is In The House Nail Polish - H&M
SLE 2012 - Barry M
Snowflakes - Models Own
Red Glitter - Barry M
Stick on Gems - Primark
I was in serious need of comfy, warm jumpers, and not so much the other bits!! But I am loving all the Christmassy nail varnishes and will definitely be rocking festive nails over the coming weeks until Christmas Day! I'm thinking of experimenting with the holographic glitter polish from H&M and the Primark gems for an OTT New Years nail look...
Have you picked up any bits for yourself while shopping for others? We're all guilty of this! (I hope!!)
Liv x

12 December, 2012

Motel Christmas Treat

Hey guys!

Come closer, I have a secret to tell you...

Would you like to shop Motel Rocks with 50% off? Well, using the code XMASPREVIEW50, you can! And one week before the general public!

Follow this link and use code XMASPREVIEW50 at the checkout for 50% off. Oh! And it's Free Delivery too...

Christmas has come early! Be sure to show me what you've bought!

Liv x

09 December, 2012

No 7 Stay Perfect Nail Colour

Just a mini blog post to say - HOW Christmassy and fab is this nail colour! I love it!

This is a nail polish by No 7, its called Salsa and it is a deep red, with a kind of metallic finish. I wore this while putting up my Christmas tree this weekend and felt super Christmassy!!

Have you put your tree up yet? Are you excited for Christmas?

Liv x

05 December, 2012

Victoria's Secret Show 2012

So as I am sure most people are aware, the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show aired last night.

I just wanted to share a few of my favourite looks of the evening - and as every blog, news station and VS fangirl is covering the blonde, blue eyed lovelies Karlie Kloss, Cara Delevigne, Candice Swanopoel, etc etc, I want to really big up the three women of colour represented in the show - the three fantastic Js... Jourdan Dunn, Joan Smalls, and Jasmine Tookes.

Here is Jourdan Dunn's look:

She even bucked the trend of a cutesy blown kiss or a wink at the end of the catwalk and actually DID THE ROBOT. I loved it!
Joan Smalls <3
Jasmine Tookes
It is shameful how many pages of Google I had to scroll through to reach these. Says a lot...
Anyway! Here are a few of my other favourite looks of the night!
Izabel Goulart

Jacqueline Jablonski
Alessandra Ambrosio
Doutzen Kroes
Barbara Pialho
And.... Barbara Palvin!
(All images from Google)

03 December, 2012

UrbanFit Fashion Show

Earlier this month I joined forces with a group called UrbanFit to help them coordinate and put on a fashion show fundraiser. UrbanFit is a fitness group put together by Emma Martinez-Lamkowski and Kate Woolgrove, taking place in Easton and St Pauls to help girls from the area with their fitness, confidence, and helping them to mix and make new friends. As well as working on fitness and body image, the girls receive sessions learning things like self defence, design, and now, event planning and modelling!

The show took place at the event suite on the top floor of Bristol's M Shed, featuring clothes kindly lent to the group by St Peters Hospice, American Apparel, Blue Banana, and Cox & Baloney. I worked in a kind of dresser/backstage coordinator/all round peace keeper capacity, and the day, although super hectic and busy, went so brilliantly and a fantastic time was had by each and every one of the girls!

Here are some photos I managed to snap on the iPad throughout the day - everyone looked so fab!!

The calm before the storm... organising the rails and rails of clothes before the girls got there and chaos began!
The venue before... Erin walking the catwalk to test the length
The group's only boy, the fantastic Kieran - he went to get his hair done with a full Afro and returned like this!!
MUCH later that day... some of the group ready in their first looks.

The venue dressed, lit and ready to go!
Final Flash mob practice
And some of my favourite looks....
Dress - St Peter's Hospice, shoes - Model's Own
Body and Trousers - American Apparel
Whole outfit - Biba at House of Fraser
Dress and petticoat - Cox and Baloney
Dress and clutch - Biba at House of Fraser
Many thanks to UrbanFit for having me, M Shed for hosting us, Blue Banana, Cox & Baloney, American Apparel, House of Fraser and St Peter's Hospice for the clothes, Dior for the make up and Duke and Scarlet for the hair!
For more info about UrbanFit email urbanfit@hotmail.co.uk

26 November, 2012

Dear Santa...

Dear Santa... Motel Rocks Street Team Challenge

I happen to think I have been very nice this year (maybe a little bit naughty....) so I think receiving any of these gems from Santa would be very lovely indeed!

Motel Rocks challenged us Street Team members to create a wishlist of what we would like for Christmas, and here's mine! It is made up of items I would really like (a new Tom Ford Black Orchid perfume as I somehow lost mine, a cupcake stand, this ASOS Studded Shopper bag, the Motel Rocks Delorious dress and some MAC and OPI goodies) and some unrealistic Wishlist items (this Marc by Marc Jacobs gold watch and a pomeranian puppy!) but hey, a girl can dream!

What would you like for Christmas?

Remember - if you are shopping for a gorgeous Christmas/New Years Eve dress for yourself, a friend, or a very lucky girlfriend, make sure you use my code livlouise at the checkout for 20% off!!

Glamour Magazine Nails Inc freebies!

So as I'm sure most people are already aware, Glamour magazine are spoiling us with a give away of four shades of Nails Inc nail varnish!

I am a BIG Nails Inc fan, I have always found the formula to be thick and gorgeously pigmented, and it dries shiny and looks super glam. Because of this, at £2 for the magazine AND the nail varnish, I may or may not have picked up a few....

L-R Elizabeth Street, St. James and Motcomb Street

Elizabeth Street - one of the most beautiful pale pinks I've come across, and I have definitely used a few!!

St James is a classic, classy rich red. It's gorgeous! I am constantly on the hunt for a truly great red nail varnish which looks classy and goes with my skin tone, and this is definitely a contender!

Motcomb Street - a deep dark blue. I am not really a fan of blue nail varnish, I don't know why but I just don't like it, and if I were going to choose a dark shade as an alternative to black it would almost always be a deep deep red (such as this!). With that said, this is a truly fab dark blue - it is super super dark and dries glossy and glam.

I have to say, I think these shades are completely gorgeous and Elizabeth Street and St. James have definitely become my go-to classy pale pink and red shades!

Did you pick up Glamour this month and get any of these Nails Inc nail varnishes?

Liv x

14 November, 2012

Sparkly Christmas Party Dresses

Now it is officially Winter, it is drawing ever closer to Christmas party season and with that comes sparkly dress season!

A sparkly sequin dress is quite possibly the most feminine item of clothing a woman can own, and if I could I would own hundreds and float through the city in a haze of sequins and colour. If only!

As it's never too early to start planning for a special occasion (those that know me know that this is one of my mantras), I have compiled my absolute favourites from across the web.



and finally....

 Motel Delorious Off Shoulder Dress in Red Sequins

Don't forget! For 20% off Motel Rocks, use code livlouise at the checkout and sparkle away!

12 November, 2012


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06 November, 2012

MUA Nail Constellations - Gemini

I found this little container of loveliness while I was idly browing beauty blogs this summer.

MUA Nail Constellations are a dupe for Ciate Nail Caviar, which I have really wanted to try for a while now, but at the price they are couldn't really justify spending that much for a nail experiment! Thats why MUA's version is perfect - the little bottles are only £3 from Superdrug or the MUA store.

MUA describes their Nail Constellations as: inspired by the patterns formed into stars in the earth's night sky is a 3-dimensional extravagant nail art system you can create easily from home that leave your nails looking ‘wow!’.

The little jars are themed by the signs of the Zodiac, (l - r)

Gemini, Leo, Pisces, Scorpio, and Libra
I picked up Gemini, which is a lilac, baby pink and mint green formulation - gorgeous!
I used it with Rimmel's 60 Seconds nail varnish in Do You Lilac It? 
The finished product:

Picture jazzed up with PicFx
I think it looks fab! It makes a nice change from a simple one shade manicure and is my first dabble into nail art! I want to try the shades Scorpio and Libra too!
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