on Tuesday 7 May 2013

Have You Heard Lauryn Hills new debut single Neurotic Society. The former Fugee band member released this statement on tumblr explaining the singles rushed released:
Here is a link to a piece that I was 'required' to release immediately, by virtue of the impending legal deadline. I love being able to reach people directly, but in an ideal scenario, I would not have to rush the release of new music... but the message is still there. In light of Wednesday's tragic loss (of former label mate Chris Kelly), I am even more pressed to YELL this to a multitude that may not understand the cost of allowing today's unhealthy paradigms to remain unchecked! - MLH
The controversial rapper slash singer presents a very rushed yet analytical flow against a highly technical yet rough electronic beat. Quite an unusual diversion from her usually soulful melodic hip-hop beats. Regardless of what traditional Lauryn Hill may deem this piece to be, I personally think it is necessary. Ms Hill clearly has a very critical opinion of the music industry and societies that revolve around it, plus with a powerful opening line
We're living in a joke time, metaphorical coke time
It is evident that Lauryn Hill clearly has a strong bold message she wants all her fans to hear.

Rap Genius Link for Lyric Breakdown

on Saturday 16 March 2013

Poundland once again has sent my bank account into remission, and I don't even feel that bad about it. A couple weeks ago while doing my quick cosmetics check in Poundland, I happen to stroll across a whole bounty of Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure nail polishes glistening in the overhead florescent lighting. The multi-coloured polishes grabbed my attention and I began to fill my basket till it overflowed with the candy coloured beauties.

Exaggerations aside, Sally Hansen nail polishes are absolutely perfect. The self levelling formula, thick brush and immense colour range just ticks every box in my nail polish book.  I'm just going to go ahead and show you the polishes before my mouth foams over with glee.
Anenome of Mine | Fairy Teal | Dorian Grey
Temptation | Himalayan Blue | Fired Up
Green Tea | Boca Mocha | Lavender Cloud
Navy Baby | Camelia | Blazing Blue

on Wednesday 9 January 2013
It was my Birthday yesterday wooop... January the 8th. I've always loved my Birthday being straight after the new year it kind of runs with the new year, new age type theme. A lot happened last year: I aced my GCSE's, started College and I discovered tons about myself and makeup. I feel that this year will exceed my wildest expectations but to help me get there I have set my self some (que dramatic music), new years resolutions.

New years resolutions, those things we promise ourselves we will stick to every year but come February we resort back to our old patterns with a strong sense of unaccomplishment. A quote I came across changed my perception of the importance of what type of resolutions you create.
you can't talk yourself out of a problem you behave yourself into - Stephen Covey
I think if I truly wan't to change anything about myself this year it has to revolve around actively changing how I behave. So here goes something.

1. Discover who I am in Christ

I am a Christian and feel my confidence comes from Christ and my belief in his word. I feel that when I do read the bible I discover so much about the human condition and who I am in him. I feel I still have a lot more to lear about myself so every month I will focus on a trait I want to have or develop and find out what the Bible says about it. Like beauty, confidence, generosity, etc. and write a blog post about them to inspire you guys.

2. Appreciate the Small Things

Sometimes in life its easy to take people, things and time for granted. I really am going to try to take the time out each day to appreciate something or someone for doing things. It's easy not to say thank you or appreciate the people you've known for the longest as bright new exciting people come into the picture. But when you take time to reflect how much certain people have contribute to your growth as a person, you really understand how much they're valued.

3. Give Out Love

I do believe to some degree in the laws of karma; the love you give is the love you get. I feel that sometimes I don't show as much love to people as I should, probably because of lack or confidence or fear of not getting any back. I feel sometimes the hate and negativity I experience/feel only appear in the absence of love. I kind of want to get back to the way I was when I first started secondary school. 100% me, without any fear of who wouldn't like me, my jokes or the way I spoke. I just focused on the people that got me, regardless of how 'cool' we were considered.

4. Just Do It

Slightly reminiscent of the old Nike advertising campaign, but its message still ring true. Procrastination is  a productivity killer and I have spent far to many occasions putting off  homework and revision by wasting my time on YouTube. Yes, only Youtube. I need to stop waisting time and just do things as soon as they are given to me, instead of pushing things to the last minute.

5. Dream Big

I am always the person, to sit back and observe what everyone else is doing and wish I could do those things; like travel, perform and design. However I realised near the ending of last year that my limitations are self inflicted. I need to to start dreaming big not realistically. I need to reach for the unreachable whether that means applying for that job I think I won't get or that work experience placement that doesn't ever take people my age on.

...and scene. My apologies if this was a bit of a bore but I needed to relive my soul and share with my online family a little portion of the thoughts that scurry around my head all day.

Share some of your 2013 resolutions...

on Friday 16 November 2012
If you know of any one who is as much as a nail polish fiend as I am then this will be the perfect christmas gift for them. This stunningly packaged Mini Mani Month advent calendar comes glamourously packaged with 17 of Ciaté's best selling paint pots, four trendy caviour blends and three exclusive glitter shades. Just don't open them all at once, nail polish overdose is a very real aspect of being a nail polish addict.

Pick up this stunning gift for £38 at Selfridges quickly, before they all sell out. 

on Wednesday 14 November 2012
It's official: Oxblood is this season’s must have colour. If you’re not confident enough to splurge out a statement piece in this seductive colour, perhaps sporting on your nails could be the next biggest thing? The muddied burgundy works as a statement accessory or as a staple fashion piece. This rather morbid colour will look fabulously crisp against London's cold grey weather or in a deep velvety fabric for a night out.


  1. Velvet Shorts £32| TOPSHOP
  2. Leopard Pork Pie Hat £26 | TOPSHOP
  3. L'Oreal Color Riche Nails Hypnotic Red £4.99 | SUPERDRUG
  4. Toplock Bowling Bag £38 | TOPSHOP
  5. Oxblood Speckle Skater Skirt £16 | TOPSHOP
  6. Underground Wulfrun Creeper Burgundy Suede £90 | OFFICE
  7. Oxblood Dogtooth Tregging £22 | DOROTHY PERKINS

Oxblood Yay or Nay?

on Sunday 11 November 2012
 Orange is proving to be quite a popular colour this year, it being part of the title of Frank Oceans debut Album. So I thought I'd channel this fabulous colour on to my nails for a bright summery look... in winter. My nail polish of choice being Look Beauty's Fluoro which I picked up with two others during Superdrug's 3 for 2 offer, otherwise know and a blessing from God.

This bright fluorescent deep orange compliment most skin tones, however it looks especially beautiful on really pale tones for a classy crisp look or on deeper tones for a warm summery glow. This sleek rich colour is perfect for making a statement with your outfit, whether you use it to brighten up a drab grey work outfit or contrast it against it a brightly coloured top.

I have nothing but adoration for Look Beauty perfection of the nail polish formula. They have the perfect balance between thick, opaque yet spreadable. In two coats this polished dries quickly to a shiny glossy smooth finish. This nail polish looks especially good against silver accents, Andrea Fulerton Nail Tattoo Chains, as pictured above or maybe a gold leaf for an alternative vintage look.

R-L: Revlon Scene Stealer, Look Beauty Fluoro
The Look Beauty Packaging is super cute, original and retro. The brush is quite good for a mid-priced nail polish. It allows you the spread the polish with ease across the nail in three quick strokes. It doesn't leave horrible streaks, but that may be down to the formula.  

I chose to a half and half chain feature nail with this look using the wonderful nail tattoos designed by Andrea Fulerton. Chains are a growing trend in the nail world, and I feel the silver accent perfectly complimented the sheer translucide polish, Revlon Scene Stealer. 

Is this too orange? 

(R.I.P to Asher Roth's former Album Title)
on Friday 9 November 2012
On a bit of a mad one, this evening... and thought I'd share some pictures of these cute cupcakes I made at a Cupcake Truffle Workshop a couple of weeks ago. My college took me on the trip as a part of an introduction to CAS... IB privileges. As you can see I was extraordinarily creative using numerous colours of butter cream icing, spray paint and other sparkly bits and bobs. As they say Rome wasn't built in a day but I think I done an amazing job considering I had only just learnt how to use a piping bag. I think its safe to say cupcake decorating isn't my forte. They tasted amazing too.