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Sunday, 22 March 2015

Turning 23... What Have I Done With My Life?!


So... getting old. It's a sensitive subject for many... but not many in their twenties. However, I am one of those people who at 23 is completely stressed out about getting "old".

I know I'm not old in the true sense of the word but that doesn't stop me from panicking about the time I have left to make all my dreams happen. However, I have now come to the realisation that time and getting older is something that I cannot control; it's one of the only things to exist (along with death) that no one can control. 

Therefore, if I cannot control it, I need to accept and embrace it. Although not always easy, it's about changing your mindset and looking positively at the future. Believing in yourself and having others believe in you is one of the strongest motivators, so whenever you catch yourself doubting your dreams, imagine yourself reaching your goals and how amazing it feels. And remember, if you truly want it enough, it will happen for you. 

In the video below I discuss how I deal with my fear of age and getting older... hopefully it helps anyone with the same fear. I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one. 


Sunday, 15 March 2015

Feeling Like The Luckiest Girl In The World


The fashion shows for fall/winter 2015 recently came to a close in Paris this week and as always, there is plenty to report and deconstruct.

However, I shall save all that for another time as this season (pinch me, pinch me) I was lucky enough to actually attend fashion week in New York! It was the first fashion show that I had ever attended at one of the four main fashion week cities and I also happened to have a front row ticket which made the experience extra special... so special that I had to phone my mum when I realised where I was sitting!

In addition to sitting front row at my first fashion show, it was also the last day New York Fashion Week would be held at the Lincoln Centre so I felt extremely lucky to be there to witness it all. 

The show I attended was called Art Hearts Fashion which was established in 2011 by designer and philanthropist, Erik Rosete. The show was longer than most and featured collections from 7 different designers. They included: 

Hallie Sara
House of Byfield
Li Jon Sculptured Couture 
Mister Triple X
MT Costello
Mimi Tran
Walter Mendez

Check out my photos from the 7 designers' collections below. My personal favourite was Walter Mendez. His collection instantly drew me in due to his attention to detail and high level of craftsmanship. The luxurious fabrics paired with soft shades of cream and nudes made his collection (in my opinion) stand out from the rest. Leave your comments below telling me which of the 7 collections stand out for you.

You can also watch the Arts Heart Fashion show in full below - see if you can spot me in the audience!

It was a very surreal experience to be sitting and watching as each model strode past me and although I loved every second of it, I feel looking back that I didn't take it all in as I was supposed to! However, I think that was partly due to shock and simply not believing how lucky I was to be there.

It's sometimes the most special experiences in your life that are the strangest to live through while they are actually happening and it's only when you think back and recall the memory that you realise just how amazing they were. Hope that makes sense and you can relate!

I was so fortunate to be given this opportunity and am very grateful. It really is moments like these that make your dreams seem so far more achievable and tangible.

Anything really is possible... as long as you want it enough.

Hallie Sara 
Hallie Sara
House of Byfield
House of Byfield
Li Jon Sculptured Couture
Li Jon Sculptured Couture
Mimi Tran
Mimi Tran
Mister Triple X
MT Costello 
MT Costello
Walter Mendez
Walter Mendez 
Walter Mendez

Sunday, 8 March 2015

February Favourites


February was an exciting and busy month for me...

- I started a new job
- I spent some time in New York and was lucky enough to attend my first fashion show at New York Fashion Week
- I turned 23 (that scares me)

And in-between all the madness I've been enjoying some simple pleasures... Check out my video below and let me know what has been putting a smile on your face.


Sunday, 1 March 2015

Sephora Haul


I know I have been quiet with my blog and YouTube channel lately and wanted to explain why. But if you don't really care and just want to see a Sephora haul then skip the first 5 minutes!!  

Remember to leave a comment below if you are having a down day or want to offer words of support to those who aren't feeling great! We ALL have bad days! Thank you for being patient with me. 

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Sunday, 15 February 2015

When There Is No Need To Wow...




Benefit are known for their mascaras. Both the BADgal Lash Mascara and the They're Real Mascara have so much hype surrounding them it can be very easy to get sucked in. I personally am not a huge fan of They're Real... BADgal on the other hand is a good mascara for creating the wow effect. 

This new launch of the Roller Lash Mascara sits somewhere in between the two. It doesn't create the party lashes that BADgal does but it hasn't been designed to. This mascara gives the lashes a much more natural look... but it's a look I like for the daytime. The one thing I don't like about thick mascaras is the clumpy effect they give and the Roller Lash does the complete opposite; it lengthens, separates and lifts the lashes... the only thing missing would be volume, but as I said this is makes it more suitable for casual daytime looks.

This mascara may not be the one I would reach for when I want to be looking my most glam but it definitely has a place in my collection. In fashion terms it's like my t-shirt bra - it may not have the wow factor, but nevertheless, it is an essential for days when there is no need to be wow... those are the best kind of days.

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Sunday, 8 February 2015

SS15 Trends


Although the weather doesn't agree, the season is changing and all the stores are giving their portrayal of the 2015 spring/summer trends. As always with the trends, there are plenty to choose from and in my latest video that's exactly what I do. 

My personal opinion of trends in general is that you should do exactly what you want. Follow them all, follow none... or go somewhere in the middle and decide which ones you think best suit your personal style and taste. 

The trends listed below are the ones I'll be paying close attention to... Let me know which trends have caught your eye this season! 

SPORTY/SLEEK

MILITARY/UNIFORM

SEVENTIES

ROCKSTAR/GOTHIC