Posts

Showing posts from March, 2014

Recent Favourites: Hair & Beauty

Image
  I am getting a bit bored of my usual monthly favourites posts and I never post them at the end of the month so I thought I would start a new format where I can show you my favourite things at whatever point during the month that I feel like.   Tresemmé Keratin Smooth Heat Protection Spray - Due to my overuse of heated hair tools, especially since I got a curling wand for Christmas, I have been in desperate need to take better care of my hair and since I was pleased with the Tresemmé keratin smooth shampoo and conditioner, I opted for the heat protection spray from the same range. Not only does it protect your hair from the heat, it makes it so incredibly soft and strengthens your hair by building up keratin (stuff that makes your hair, nails and bones stronger). I love this product so much and it means I don't need to use a leave in conditioner to keep it soft.   Topshop Stippling Foundation Brush - I had been looking for an alternative to a flat foundation brus

Sunday Post #6

Image
   This week has been so hectic but has also been so fab! Last Friday I went to Birmingham to visit my Dad. On Saturday we went to Bristol to see the University of West England and it was so beautiful and I really wouldn't mind going there if I didn't get into Bristol Uni. Then from Monday to Wednesday I went to lovely London on a psychology trip to see Zimbardo (you psychology geeks will understand how awesome that is). Naturally we also went shopping around Covent Gardens and went to see a the production of The Woman in Black which is shit scary and so different to the film. And to top it all off on Tuesday it was my 18th Birthday and celebrated by having a cheeky vodka and coke at the theatre which was a whopping £6 but was totally worth it. Despite my absence this week I have managed to post a few things mainly because I had them scheduled. Here is what has been on my blog this week or so:   A guide to gift giving: 5 Simple Tips  - I am always being told that

Pastel Blue

Image
       Jumper - Primark // Jeans - Topshop // Shoes - Dr Martens   I really love the simplicity of this outfit but I think the jumper and jeans were made for each other. There really is something about oversized crop jumpers and high waisted skinny jeans that is just wonderful. As you can probably tell I am getting ready for srping and starting to wear more pastel colours and I can tell this jumper is going to be worn a lot this spring.   I feel as though I have spent the last week travelling. I figured it out and I have travelled around 800 miles over the past 6 days which is a lot to say that I never go anywhere. It is safe to say that I am shattered and need mucho sleep.  Don't forget to like my Facebook  page and follow me on bloglovin  and instagram: amyleehaynes!

Spring Lipsticks

Image
 Seeing as it's officially nearly Spring (5 days!!) I thought I would share with you the lipstick shades that I find are perfect for Spring. In the spring I tend to opt for brighter shades to move away from the gloominess of winter and to obviously match the brighter Spring fashion trends. Saying that I will probably wear black throughout the Spring and Summer but even still a brighter shade adds a bit of brightness to your outfit and makes it all that more season appropriate.   MUA Matte Lipstick in Pouty Pink  -   My friend bought me this lipstick for Christmas and I also bought it for my other friend for Christmas and secretly wanted to keep it for myself. It looks quite bright but once applied it isn't very pigmented but it gives it more of a pastel look to it. It's a very girly lipstick in my opinion and it would be a perfect addition to a pretty little spring outfit. However wear some lipgloss or lip balm underneath as it's quite dry since it's matte.

Turtle Neck

Image
         Jacket - Primark // Jumper - Primark // Jeans - Charity Shop // Belt - Primark (old) // Boots - Dr Martens Ever since I bought this jumper from Primark the other month I have worn it so much and what better thing to pair with them than my uhmaaaazing mom style jeans that I bagged in a charity shop last year. I love them so much but my waist seems to have shrunk so they are a bit big but it's nothing my ancient Primark belt can't fix.   When you are reading this I will be in London - hurraah and it will be my last day of being 17, meaning tomorrow I am officially an adult. I don't want to grow up! Don't forget to like my Facebook  page and follow me on bloglovin  and instagram: amyleehaynes!

Skull Candy Hesh 2

Image
  For Christmas my lovely sister bought me these Skull Candy Hesh 2 Over Ear Headphones . I'm not really used to over ear headphones never mind good quality ones so these are a big change from my £5 pink ones from ASDA.   First of all the quality of them is actually amazing, especially with the volume high. You can really tell the difference between over ear and in ear headphones as it really does make a lot of difference. The only issue is that they aren't the comfiest things in the world as they squash the top of my ears a little bit and the backs of my glasses but I do think I a probably an idiot and wearing them wrong so for the average person who knows that they're doing they are probably really comfy.     Also I probably wouldn't wear them out in public because 1) I don't want to get them stolen from my bag at sixth form 2) They don't really block your music from the rest of the world so I would get many angry looks from people on the bu

A Guide To Gift Giving: 5 Simple Tips

Image
  A very different theme to what I usually blog about but I am always being told by my friends that I buy good presents so I thought I would share my gift buying tips because it really isn't difficult and there is no need for it cost you a fortune. So here are my top 5 tips you might want to consider when buying for your friends, family, other half or whoever you want to buy gifts for.   1. Stop and think about the person you are buying for - so this might seem like a simple step but I know a lot of people will leave buying presents until the very last minute and buy panic and buy something you know they wont use. If you just take 5 minutes to stop and think about the person it will really help. Make a list of things you know they like, might need or just general ideas. If something pops into your head when you're sat in bed philosophically thinking about the meaning of life, put a reminder in your phone!   2. Do you have any inside jokes with the person you'

Sunday-ish Post No. 5

Image
So this week's Sunday Post is actually on a Monday because I couldn't decide on a picture to put with it so here is Nancy's face right before we had cuddles. This week has gone so blummin quick I have no idea what I've been doing. I have been dreading this next week because I have my EPQ presentation and I have to catch a train on my own for the first time - waah I am growing up! I have posts scheduled for you so it will seem that I am not busy but in fact I will be a busy busy bee. This is what I have posted this week:   Favourite Winter Nail Varnishes -  It is what it says on the tin really. The nail varnishes that I have loved this winter. Saying that I will probably wear these through out the spring....and summer and whenever I feel like it!   Eagles -  One of my favourite outfits at the moment featuring not just one eagle but two both of which are on jewellery and totally unintentionally matched.   What has been your favourite blog post this week?

Eagles

Image
      Shirt - Primark (really old) // T-shirt - Primark (men's) // Faux Leather Skirt - H&M // Necklace - New Look // Boots - Dr Martens // Ring - Vintage Fair   I have seen bloggers, celebrities and people in street style snaps wearing check shirts over the top of t-shirts and tied around their waists and I just the love the casualness of it. I think it works more with check shirts that are a bit more oversized and perhaps not blue but I still think it works so y'know. I decided to jazz it up a little bit with this eagle statement necklace, which is my sister's , with my matching eagle ring. I think this is an outfit I will wear a lot more at weekends as it's not boring but it's not too extravagant - it's just a nice inbetween sort of style.   I hope you're all having a fab week and have a super weekend. Don't forget to like my Facebook  page and follow me on bloglovin  and instagram: amyleehaynes!

Favourite Winter Nail Varnishes

Image
 Throughout the winter I think it's mandatory to wear wintery shades to match your gloomy mood as well as your outfit. This winter I have seemed to be constantly wearing any of these 4 shades: Barry M Nail Paint in Red Wine ( full review ), Ciaté Mini in Cookies and Cream , MUA in Moody Mink and Rimmel 60 Seconds Polish in Pompous ( full review ).    Barry M Nail Paint in Red Wine: This is the most perfect red shade for winter as it's not too bright and in your face, as you might want in Spring or Summer, and works even better when you have applied a few coats to give more of a deeper, burgundy colour. This colour is one of my favourites anyway, other than black, so matches the vast majority of my winter wardrobe.   Ciaté Mini in Cookies & Cream: The above picture doesn't do this nail varnish much justice as in reality it's more of a creamy-grey colour - basically how it looks in the bottle. It's great for when you're opting for the n

Sunday Post No. 4

Image
  This week I have had my results back from my mock exams and hooray for me I didn't fail any of them. I am now going to spend the next 2 weeks stressing over my EPQ, going to Bristol and going to London on top of revision. I am also popping to a vintage fair this week as long as it's still on as they seem to get cancelled a lot. In blogging news I have learnt how to use my camera properly and also the Pixlr Editor which I think is a lot like Photoshop (maybe) but it means that I can edit my pictures properly and hopefully you will notice that they are beginning to look a lot better!   This week I have posted:   Blue Jeans & Pink Shirt  - Just a simple outfit post featuring a cute little pink shirt from Primark and high-waisted jeans that I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with.   New In: Hair and Beauty Purchases - A follow up post to last week's fashion purchases post but instead featuring the new hair and beauty things I have been buying in

Hat Life

Image
   Hat - River Island // Trousers - Matalan // Top - Primark // Shoes - Topshop (old) // Rings - H&M // Lipstick - Topshop in 'beguiled'   Another new obsession for you that you should expect to see in many outfit posts over the next forever - this blummin amazing hat. I did take a bit of a gamble buying this hat because I was shopping on my own and I really didn't want to put the hat on and look in the mirror to check if it suited me because I know people would have given me weird looks - thinking about it, it does seem a bit weird that I didn't want to do that. Anyhow I absolutely love it and thought it would look perfectly with my paisley pants and I think this will be a perfect spring/summer outfit for when it is acceptable to actually go out without any socks on (I was actually wearing big purple fluffy socks on this day because I wasn't leaving the house). I am counting down the days until warm weather. I need it now.  Don't

New In: Hair & Beauty Purchases

Image
 As I mentioned in my fashion purchases post, I have also recently picked up a few new hair and beauty products that I would share with you.    Topshop Lipstick in Beguiled and Blusher in Head Over Heels -    I got a total bargain with these when in Topshop the other day as they came in a Christmas gift set which was £12 but had a whopping 30% off meaning it was only £8.40. That is so cheap to say that the lipstick is supposed to be £8 and the blusher is supposed to be £7 if you bought them separately so it is worth buying it even if you just want the lipstick. I love the shade of the lipstick, it's such a deep plum and is just so perfect. I don't tend to use blusher very often so I cannot wait to use this one.       Topshop Foundation Brush -   When I was out shopping I was umming and ahing over whether to buy the real techniques stippling brush but I couldn't justify spending £11 on one make up brush. I found this one in Topshop which is undou

Blue Jeans & Pink Shirt

Image
          Cardigan - Charity Shop // Shirt - Primark  // Jeans - BDG at Urban Outfitters // Boots - Doc Martens   I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with these jeans because they are the perfect colour of blue and have belt loops but they fasten at the side and are baggier than I really want. It seems it's impossible to find a pair of super skinny, high-waisted jeans in this colour - like the Topshop jonis  but with belt loops. Jeans issues aside, I am so in love with this pink shirt so expect to see it a lot throughout the spring. It's so easy to wear and matches with almost everything that I own, including this beautiful cardigan that I got from a charity shop a while back which I think is handmade (maybe) because I can't find any traces of a label anywhere.   In other news, I have recently found my pink lipstick that I thought I had lost. It turns out that Nancy had stolen it and put it under my bed. Cheeky little kitty cat.  Don&