Monday, 28 October 2013

Autumn trends: tartan

Autumn trends: tartan

Autumn trends: tartan by lamey 

One of my favorite fall/autumn trends this year has been tartan. I think it just instantly adds interest to any outfit and gives a really autumnal and cozy feel. 

These are some of my favorite pieces!

Purse/Wallet from Topshop
Dress from Ark
High waisted skirt from ASOS
Bag from Topshop
Scarf from Accessorize 

What's your favorite autumn trend?

- L x

Friday, 18 October 2013

Autumn Hair Trends 2013

Autumn Hair Trends 2013

Autumn Hair Trends 2013 by lamey featuring Dolce & Gabbana

As you may have guessed from the title, here are some autumn hair trends to feast your eyes on! So if you fancy a change in hairstyle this autumn, here is some inspiration!

Slicked Back - One style that has been very popular in magazines and such this autumn is to have your hair slicked back. On the catwalk the model's hair always looks full of product and very greasy, which I personally dislike, however you can recreate this look without the 'greasy effect'. To do this, start with slightly damp hair. Using a comb, sweep back your hair from your the top of your head right down to the ends. If you like the 'wet look' secure with a wet-look gel by using the palms of your hands and placing on the sides and front of your head. Leave the ends of your hair to fall into place. If you don't want the wet-look you could use a hairspray instead. Celebrities that are well-known for sporting this look are Kim Kardashian with long hair, Carey Mulligan with her short hair and Emma Watson has been known to sport this look. 

Relaxed Low Pony - Another look you can go for this autumn is the low ponytail. This looks good with medium to long hair lengths. Gather your hair at the back of you head and secure it with a hair band. Leaving a few strands of hair out to frame your face is optional. Also, gathering hair to one side, making it into a side ponytail, would look equally as good. Celebrities such as Adele, Victoria Beckham and Gwyneth Paltrow have been seen wearing the trend.

Different Partings - This autumn a deep side parting and a middle parting have both seemed on trend. Why not try them both out and see which suits you best? 

The Mini Beehive - The trend can be seen from the pictures above, where hair is swept into a 1960s styled beehive. Except this beehive is slightly lower, with a center parting at the front. To recreate this look, start with dry hair and comb it through. Create a middle parting. To get the 'pouf' you will need to backcomb. Gather a section of hair from the crown of your head and tease it with the comb. Repeat this until to have a small beehive. If you're unsure of how to create this volume check out this video by Tess Christine on Youtube. Separate the backcombed hair, which should be most of the front of the hair, and pin it with bobby pins at the back of your head. You can leave some front layers out to give the beehive a more relaxed feel. In the pictures, the rest of the hair is pinned up however leaving it down could look nice. Obviously Amy Winehouse was the queen of all beehives and Audrey Hepburn often went for a beehive.

Crimped Hair - Crimping your hair can look really good, especially on shorter hair. If it goes wrong, try putting your hair up in a ponytail or bun, have fun with it!

Fringes - A look that has increased its popularity this year, especially this autumn, is to have a fringe. When getting a fringe make sure it's right for your face shape as there are many different types. You could get a blunt fringe, a feathered fringe or a side fringe - it's best to ask your hairdresser what style would suit you. Nichole Richie is known for her fairly blunt fringe that frames her face perfectly while Emma Stone has a side swept fringe that suits her face shape perfectly. Zooey Deschanel also sports a blunt fringe and is the face of Pantene's Beautiful Lengths Campaign. Millie Mackintosh has recently got a feathered fringe which has caused some controversy.

What do you think about Millie's fringe? Comment Below! 

-A x

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

How to style: Red Jeans

How to style: Red jeans

I thought that these polka-dot red jeans were adorable, and perfect for autumn, so I decided to show you one way that you could style them to make them less dramatic, and more wearable!

The key idea when styling coloured jeans to be more wearable is to make sure 
that all the other parts of your outfit are neutral or muted colours, as this 
makes the jeans the focus of the outfit. You could also pair these jeans with 
a plain white top and a big chunky beige, black, grey or navy cardigan for 
another super cute outfit! I love the way that the pom-pom on the beanie 
ties in with the colour of the jumper as this makes everything work well 
together - so another tip when working with brights is try to use similar
 coloured pieces for the rest of your outfit to pull the look together.

- L x

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Saturday, 12 October 2013

Versatile Blogger Award

Before we say our facts and nominations, we'd like to thank Kumba from Kumbear x for nominating us! We can't believe this little blog has got this award and are extremely grateful. If you're nominated, the rules of this award are that you must put the Versatile Blogger Award picture on your post, you must thank the blogger/bloggers that nominated you in your post and also you must post 7 random facts about yourself and nominate 7 other bloggers for the award. 

7 Facts About Us

  • A's favourite TV program is Pretty Little Liars!
  • L's favourite film is Easy A (or Love Actually)
  • A's favourite clothes shop is Topshop
  • L's favourite clothes shop is Ark
  • We both spend wayyy too much time on the internet on Youtube, Tumblr, Facebook and Blogger of course! (help)
  • We are both going to London in two weeks!
  • We are also both going to Clothes Show in December!

7 Blogs We Nominate

Thank you so, so much again to Kumba for nominating us and we cannot wait to see the nominees' Versatile Blogger Award blog posts!

To find out when new post are coming out, follow us on twitter @Lameyyy, or on GFC or Bloglovin'!<3

- L & A x

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation Review

I recently purchased the Match Perfection foundation, and after having tried it for a few weeks, I decided to give you all my opinion about it! The first thing that I love about this foundation is that it goes light enough for my skin tone, which many affordable drugstore foundations don't. So, if you have an 'English rose' complexion like me and are having a hard time finding one light enough, try this in 010 Light Porcelain. I would say that the coverage is light, but it still does cover redness well. I love the finish, as it still looks like skin, and is ever so slightly dewy, but less so than other foundations such as Wake Me Up, which is also by Rimmel. I would say that it stays all day for me, but only if I set it with a powder. I don't have to touch it up, which is helpful, especially at school when you don't really have time! The consistency of the foundation is very liquid and runny, and because of this I prefer to apply it using a brush, such as the expert face brush from real techniques. I find that this specific brush also helps to give the foundation a much more natural but flawless finish, as it really helps to buff it into the skin. The foundation is also very affordable, and at £6.99, you can't really go wrong. I would definitely recommend this foundation, to anyone with any skin type, but if your skin is very oily I would recommend using a primer and a powder. If any of you have tried it, let me know what you think!

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Hope you found this post helpful!
- L x

Friday, 4 October 2013

Carey Mulligan

I have recently watched An Education and fell in love with Carey Mulligan. Throughout the film she oozed elegance and taste when playing Jenny. I also loved her in the Great Gatsby where she pulled off Daisy fabulously and definitely had "a voice full of money" as described in the books. Here are some outfits from The Great Gatsby, An Education and Carey's personal style. 

-A x

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

September Favorites!

During the past month, I have been loving a lot of new things, so I thought I would pull them all together in a favorites post!

Beauty/Skincare Favorites

A new product that I got this month was the Le Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo. I had seen many YouTube beauty gurus rave about this product, such as Tanya Burr, and seeing as my skin had been breaking out more than normal, I wanted to give it a go! To make it even better, when I picked it up it was reduced! This has really helped to improve the overall appearance of my skin, and even though it's a little more expensive than I would usually pay at full price, I will still be repurchasing this product!

I have been loving two lip products this months - one rediscovery and one new. I rediscovered my Revlon Lip Butter in Raspberry Pie that I bought last autumn. I love the deep berry tone and think that it is just perfect for fall. If you would like a more in depth review of this, we already did a full post reviewing them, so just click here to read it! The other lip product I have been loving is the Maybelline Baby Lips, which just recently came out in the UK. I love the tinted ones and think that they are perfect for school as they add some colour but are not too OTT. I have also already done a review on these too, so click here to read that!

Fashion Favorites

Throughout the whole month I have been loving high-waisted skater skirts. They're just so flattering as they show off the slimmest part of your body; your waist. I love pairing them with baggy cropped tops or jumpers, as it is just a really simple and comfy outfit that I literally wear all the time...probably too often! They've been especially great this month as you can wear them with or without tights meaning that they work for both the warm and the cold weather. Another fashion item I have been loving is a bright red dress that I recently bought from H&M. I personally love wearing red, even though I have auburn hair, as I think it really suits me. I love this dress especially as it has a red lace back with I think sets it apart from other dresses that I have seen. It's a skater style and has short sleeves, and, on me, comes to about mid-thigh which is great as because I'm short I find it hard to find dresses that aren't too long!

Random Favorites

This month there have been two books that have really stood out for me - The Fault in our Stars by John Green, and The Curious Incident of the dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon. The Fault in our Stars is an amazing book, which I'm not going to spoil, but is about a girl called Hazel with cancer. Just a warning - you will cry! But it's a beautiful book and is currently being turned into a film, so I would say now is a good time to read it! The Curious Incident of the dog in the Night-time is about a boy called Christopher, who has aspergers syndrome. He finds his neighbors dog dead and decides that he wants to find out who did it. However, this is only the start of the story and he finds out many other things along the way. This is an amazing book and the story goes a way that you would never expect it too. If you're looking for a good read, definitely try one of these books!

That's all my favorites for this month - comment below telling me some of yours! To know when we out up a new post please follow us on GFC or bloglovin', and for updates about our blog please follow us on twitter @Lameyyy <3

Hope you liked this post!
- L x