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Okay worst title ever. But I just wanted to make a post with some of my Oscar favourites, I wanted to add some worst dresses in there too. But there weren’t any dresses I thought were really horrible. There are a few I’m not totally sure about though.

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First up Anna Kendrick and Felicity Jones. I loved both their dresses. Anna’s dress suits her perfectly and I love the colour on her. Also she was rocking her earrings!
Felicity Jones had a perfect gown, the colour of that dress is so pretty and I love the beaded top with the flowy skirt, it looks like a princess dress.

 

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Emma Stone’s dress isn’t a dress I would’ve picked. But it looks really good on her but I think she could’ve gone with a prettier Ellie Saab dress to be honest.
The “worst” dress in my opinion goes to Julianne Moore, she’s such a beautiful woman but that dress is just not it. It would’ve been great without the weird flower bands at those places, those make it I really don’t like the dress.
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I just can’t make a post like this and not include Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter. Or should I say Sophie Cumberbatch now? Look at the newlyweds for a second please and tell me they look pretty hot together. Because they do, I love Sophie’s red dress it goes perfectly with Benedict’s white jacket. They are a sight for sore eyes.
Meryl Streep she’s just flawless and she was ROCKINg that outfit how is she she pretty? Please Meryl tell me your secrets.

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Jennifer Lopez in Ellie Saab, do I have to say more? Thanks to Tumblr I have a thing for Ellie Saab dresses they just look so pretty 99% of the time. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a dress I really hated.
Lupita Nyong’o and her pearl dress, I read somewhere on Tumblr it has like 6,000 pearls in it. Just wow. The white looks great on her, but still the dress she wore last year to the oscars is my favourite look on her I’ve seen.
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Marion Cotillard is the only person who gets 2 pictures and that’s because I’m just not sure about the dress. When I saw the first pictures I was totally digging it. Because it looks great on her, but a little bit later I saw the back of the dress and that put me off. It just looks weird and I don’t like it. So front of the dress: Yay! back of the dress: Nay
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Octavia Spencer nailed it with her dress! the colour the shape everything about that dress is perfect. I could see myself wearing a dress like that to. It’s amazing. I really love the colour of the dress.
Rosamund Pike, I don’t really know her, I still have to watch Gone Girl. but she is rocking that dress. I have noting more to say about it.

So yes these are some of my oscar favourites. My list of people rocking it is a bit longer but I’m to lazy to add them all so I’ll just give you some names: Rita Ora, Kate Blanchett, Reese Witherspoon, Neil Patrick Harris (his grey suit on the red carpet),  and Jennifer Aniston. Maybe also Keira Knightley but I am just not sure about her dress.

What was your favourite Oscar outfit?

xoxo

DIY Phone Case With Nail Polish

 Posted by on February 20, 2015  DIY, Lifestyle
Feb 202015
 

So remember that vista print phone case I had made. The picture on it totally faded, but because I really loved the case, it’s a nice thick one, I decided to get creative with it.

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Since I’ve got loads of nail polish lying around, I’ve got a problem I know, I decided to get creative with it.. Maybe you’ve seen it already because I posted a picture of the end result.

I didn’t make pictures whilst making my Phone Case but I can give you some insight in how I did it and which colours I’ve used.

Before I started painting my case I made sure I’d put something underneath my phone case just incase I spilled something. I just use a piece of paper nothing fancy. After that I had to decided on the design I wanted to do. At first I wanted to try something with a lot of dots. But I started doing it and, it didn’t quite work out how I wanted it to so I decided on stripes.

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To get the little white lines in between each colour I grabbed my striping tape. I Just randomly applied the tape not trying to get my lines straight and evenly spaced, that’s not me, I like it a little wonky.

I picked out my colours just as I went, I started of with the dark pink one and just grabbed what colour I liked and thought would go nice next. I ended up using the following colours, all by catrice.

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From left to right: Limited Edition Thrilling Me Softly C05 – Daredevil, 13 Shopping Day At Bluemingdales, 56 Minter Wonderland, 12 Walk The Lime, 410 Pool Party At Night, 01 Fushiarama, Limited Edition Thrilling Me Softly C03 – Occult, 280 London’s Weather Forecast, 690 Fred Said Red.

To seal all the colour off I used my normal topcoat. But you can also use Mod Podge Clear Acrylic Sealer, but since I didn’t have any I just opted for a top coat. I’de recommend waiting 2 hours before sealing the colours, just to make sure everything has properly dried. Don’t forget to take the striping tape of before you do so!

I really love how my case turned out, also I really like the fact that you can see like the paining stripes in the case. I don’t think the camera picked those up but it’s there. I’ve been using my case for a week now and everything is still in place, so far the polish is holding out great. I’ve even put it in my pocked along with some keys and nothing chipped off!

This is the end result.

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Have you ever created your own phone case? What did you do? If not, will you ever try it?

xoxo
Jan 202015
 

At the end of October I posted my review of Prime Deception by Carys Jones. Today I can reveal to all of you the Cover of her new book Dare To Dream.

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The world was going to end. Of that, Maggie Trafford was certain.

Fourteen-year-old Maggie Trafford leads a normal life. Well, as normal as being crammed in a three-bedroom house with four siblings and a single parent can be, anyway. But despite being somewhat ignored at home, Maggie excels, earning top grades, a best friend who would do anything for her, and stolen looks from a boy in Maths.

It’s not until the dreams start that Maggie realizes “normal” is the least of her problems. Every night, she lives the same nightmare—red lightning, shattered glass, destruction. But nightmares are just that, right? No one believes her when she says it’s an omen. At least, not until the already mysterious pillars of Stonehenge start falling.

No longer alone in her fear, Maggie and the world watch with bated breath as one after another, the historic stones tumble, like a clock counting down. But only Maggie knows what it means: when the last stone falls, destruction will reign. And when the world ends, there’s only one option left—survive.

Horrifying and raw, Dare to Dream is equal parts tragedy and hope, detailing the aftermath of apocalyptic catastrophe, the quest for survival, and the importance of belief.

Dare To Dream is coming out soon but you can already pre-order it HERE. I for one can’t wait to read this book, which will be a totally different read than Prime Deception.

You can find more about Carys Jones on her website, her facebook or her  twitter.

Have you ever read any of Carys Jones her books?

xoxo
Jan 192015
 

A little while ago I finally got my hands on the Catrice Absolute Matt Palette. I’ve wanted to get it for a while now, but I couldn’t find it in any of the local stores that sell Catrice Cosmetics. Whilst Lush shopping for my niece we also happend to pop into the drugstore and guess what, they had the new Catrice Display which did have the Matt Palette. So I had to get it!

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This palette includes, like all the other palettes, 6 colours. All of them are, of course matt and they are all nude. There are 3 lighter colours and 3 darker colours. Just what you would expect from a Catrice palette.

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010 Eyes Wide Matt
MIX, MATCH & MATT
Six silky-matt, must-have colours in just one palette. The colours offer a soft texture with a high colour-dispersion. The set presents a broad range of colours – from soft pink to intensive brown – and comes with a practical duo-applicator. For absolutely gorgeous Smokey Eyes or a subtle daytime look.*

These are the 3 lighter colours: The first one is white, the second one has a peachy undertone and the third is a light shade of brown.

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These are the 3 darker colours: The first one is just a darker version of the darkest light colour. The second one is a nice dark brown and the last colour has a greyish undertone which makes it more of a brow/blackish colour.

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This palette is great to use on it’s own, but it also works perfectly with the Nude palette. All the colours just go perfectly together. You can mix and match both palettes perfectly to create your favourite look.

If you’re looking for a inexpensive and good nude matt palette I really recommend buying this one. It’s not heavily pigmented but it works perfect and goes on smooth and it lasts all day. I even feel like it looks better after an hour because the colours will have settled more (if that’s even possible)

I bought this palette for € 4,99. But check your local drugstore for the right prize. You can check http://www.catrice.eu/ for a store in your neighbourhood. Or keep an eye out in your local drugstore.

What is your favourite make-up from Catrice Cosmetics? Or have you never tried it?

xoxo
Jan 152015
 

A while ago I had to start looking for a new way to keep track of when which episode of my favourite TV show airs because making a list with pen and paper wasn’t cutting it.

After doing some google searches I found a website that worked and I liked. It gave me a nice calendar and I could mark episodes watched or not. Only downside. I could only add 20 shows and at the moment I am actively watching 25 TV shows. (Thankfully they don’t air all at the same time) So I had to start looking for a similar website and I found one!

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The website I found is http://www.tvshowtime.com/ and I love it. I can keep track of airdates but I can also keep track of which episodes I’ve seen. For Shows I watch on Netflix it doesn’t really matter. But when I use DVDs or what so ever it’s a nice thing to have.

TV Show Time is more than just a website to keep track of your shows. There is an entire community behind it. You can leave comments, vote for your favourite characters, rate the episode, and write reviews. I haven’t really left any comments yet, but I did vote for my favourite characters and rated episodes. Just to try it out. But I’m just overal very happy I’ve found this website just to keep track of airdates. I know there are probably a lot of websites like this but I like this one and it’s not cluttered and you can easily keep track of the shows you watch. You don’t have to look at a big list with a lot of TV shows in which you can highlight just the ones you watch. Instead this website gives you a clear list of which shows have episodes airing, and when. You can also easily go to a certain date in the little side calendar.

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Besides all that this website might also bring you some more TV addictions because on every tv show page is a section that gives shows that are similar. You can even add them to the list.  And if you’re a music lover there is a section on ever episode page where people can tell which music was used in the episode. I just tried it out, I added a song to the 1st episode of Agent Carter and it even gives you a 30 second preview of the song on the page when it’s added.

Another nice feature of this website is the Mobile app, not quite sure if there’s an app for android. But you can find the TVshow Time app in the apple app store!
The app is easy to use and has a nice layout, you can do everything what you can do on the website in this app. Bonus feature: you can get notifications for when your shows air.

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Is this something you might like to use? Or do you have alternatives that are worth checking out?

xoxo