Sunday, 29 April 2012

Wants of the Week #12

Quite a smart list this week, maybe I'm getting in the mind frame of what I want to start working if this job comes through. Woops, I'm getting excited to start work again! Plus some more frivolous things, as per usual.

1. False Lash Effect Mascara - Max Factor £11.99
I keep picking this up in Boots then putting it down again. I do love the 'They're Real' mascara by Benefit, but really want to try this as well. The brush is really big and when you pull it out it isn't dry or gloopy. Can anyone recommend this?

2. Infinity Bracelet - Etsy £4
This isn't the exact one as I couldn't get the image from the website, but I love this cute bracelet. You can change the colour of the cord and there are loadsa symbols as well that you can get if the infinity bracelet isn't the same.

3. Make up Bags - Cath Kidston £12
I need a new make up bag for the essentials I keep in my handbag. These pretty ones will never look out of place in your handbag. I'm always a lover of the floral pattern too.

4. Black Wrap dress - Old Navy £21.50 ($35)
I've been lusting after black wrap dresses for a while now. They're so simple yet look really chic on. This one from Old Navy looks lovely, I especially like the little collar. Plus I could wear it at the new job with a cute pair of brogues and a blazer.

5. Brogues - Dorothy Perkins £12
I got these in the sale a couple weeks ago. So not strictly a want. Really chunky masculine brogue, and they're comfy too apart from initial rubbing around the heel. They look better with trousers so I'm on the look out for some cigarette pants now.

6. Blazer - Dorothy Perkins £49
Always on the lookout for a tux style blazer. This is a lovely change from black tux's. But the black detailing means it will still go with a lot of things. It would also look great over the wrap dress above!

7. Benetint - Benefit (from) £15
I've just run out of the posietint I had from benefit, and I want to go back to this, I think the red tone looks more natural than the pink and also like putting it on my lips too for a natural stain when I'm not wearing too much eyeliner.

Gem xo

Thursday, 26 April 2012


Happy Thursday! 

I've had a really positive week so far. Apart from throwing up on the train on Monday. But we're trying to forget that. For the next two weeks I'm doing some work experience for a production company in Manchester. Which I'm really looking forward to, always looks good on the old CV. Then, if all these forms I've filled in this morning are right, I've got a job in Manchester. It's not related to Media at all, but it's going to allow me a bit more freedom with money and life, so I'm really thankful for the opportunity.

Onto today's outfit. Following my successful package swap with Sophie. I wore this bright lipstick and chose my outfit around that. Which is quite a change for me. To rock up the lipstick a little bit I chose my leather skirt, and this studded tee I found in a charity shop for fifty pence! I wore the top over the skirt, but it looks nice tucked in too. But I wanted to keep the outfit quite casual. Teamed with my trusty biker boots again, I carried the theme through. Alas due to the hug amount of rain I wore thick wooly tights from M&S. These cashmere tights are so soft, but quite pricey, luckily my mum can get me so friends and family discount.
I'm really excited to wear this lipstick with florals when it gets a bit warmer. Due to the pinky tone. I love the studs on this basic white t-shirt as well. 

Anyway, off to fill out yet more forms I've just been sent! Bummerrrr!

T-Shirt - Primark via Charity Shop
Skirt - Primark
Tights - M&S
Boots - Dorothy Perkins
Necklace - Primark 
Lipstick -MUA

Gem xo

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Island Girl Insight's Blog Love Package Swap

So I recently took part in Island Girl Insight's first Blog Love Package Swap. Which you can find over here. I really enjoyed it! My swap partner is Sophie. She has a lovely beauty blog over on: Magnifique Beauty. So go check her out, she's really lovely, and a pretty thing indeed! Her blog is pretty too. I just screenshotted it to give you a sneaky peak! But please do go check her out, her eyeliner is flawless!
Anyway, onto the first swap. Me and Sophie swapped some emails to see what each other would like. We were both a bit vague to begin with! Not helping each other at all, then ideas started to flow. Last week I sent the box I'd worked on, and prayed and prayed that she'd love the items as much as I'd loved putting it all together. (I had an email today confirming this, so woohoo!)

Sophie really worked on the box and really personalised it to me. We both had the idea of popping little letters in to explain each item. And little notes as well. You can see what Sophie gave me above. I love this box, the perfect little notebook, and perfect little coin purse. The bracelet from Toppers is amazing, I've already worn it today as a necklace, it's so versatile and it's properly me! She also added little recipe cards, which are perfect too! I'm looking forward to making some of these recipes and I can include them on the blog too which I'm excited about. The last item(s) which I'm totally in love with (people say you shouldn't pick favourites, but I can't control myself when it comes to red lipstick) Two lovely red lipsticks from MUA. They're really easy to apply and feel light on my lips too, which makes them perfect for day wear if I was going to go for bare eyes. 

Anyway I really enjoyed this! And I hope there are lots more to come. Thank you Sophie for my lovely items. They really brightened up my whole week! 

Gem xo

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Wishful Thinking

April showers have taken on a whole new meaning this month. In Britain we're in a drought, so we do need the rain, but it has made dressing very difficult. Wearing countless layers, covering them up with a raincoat. Oh, woe is me. Blogger problems ey? 

I wore this yesterday when I visited London. In other news, I wonder if anyone could help me? I went to London yesterday for a meeting, as mentioned, and to have a little shop round. On my way there I felt fine and dandy. On my way back, I got the worst travel sickness ever (I know it's gross, I'm so sorry). I will always be thankful for a clean, non-pissy, toilet that stays still, and never take it for granted ever again. What I wanted to know, was if there was a way to stop travel sickness on trains? I've traveled before and felt fine, but I NEVER want to feel like that again. After a quick google, it seems Ginger is a good way to stop it, but I don't like Ginger, although I will try it if no one can suggest anything different!?

Anyway I chucked this midi dress on, I got a while back, hoping for sunny sky's, when I saw the pounding rain I chucked my black tights and trusty boots on underneath to warm and prepare my legs for the wetness that was outside. I've noted before my love of purple, and here is another purple dress. This midi dress is so easy to wear, lightweight for summer and looks lovely dressed down or up. The t-shirt style is a particular favourite of mine too. I added my usual studded belt too as it does need cinching at the waist to give me shape or I look like a sack of potatoes. Sexy potatoes, may I add? 
This was to wish me luck in my meeting, although it didn't wish me luck in the toilet department on that Virgin Pendolino tiliting train. The fickle luck of the irish! 

Dress - Dorothy Perkins (old)
Boots - Dorothy Perkins
Belt - Next
Shrug - M&S
Tights - M&S

Gem xo

Edit: I meant to add! I received my blog swap package today and I'm so pleased with it! I'll be posting my lovely presents up tomorrow from Sophie, and telling you about her blog.

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Wants of the Week #'11

I don't think a girl can go wrong with t-shirts. They can be dressed up or down and they come in an array of materials and styles for everyone. I've chosen my best few from the hightstreet at the moment. 

1. Fringed Turquoise T-Shirt/Ponch - Katsumi @ Dorothy Perkins £20
I love the colour and style of this t-shirt. Described as a poncho I think this would look great with denim shorts in summer, for festivals mostly. The tassle adds the hippyish vibe that is always so popular with festival clothes.

2. Mint Lace T-Shirt - Dorothy Perkins £12
This tee will be great for dressing up with a leather skirt or shorts. It would also look great over some skinnies to dress it down. I love the pastel mint tone too, it would look great with other pastels.

3. Wild At Heart T-Shirt - New Look Inspire £12.99
I fell out of love with slogan tee's for a long while. But I've grown fond of them again. I'm always on the lookout for one. This is a great one, great for summer with the subtle aztec print in the lettering. The browns and oranges are lovely too.

4. I Rock, You Roll - New Look Inspire £14.99
Another great slogan tee from New Look. Again I'm thinking this is more suited to festivals with denim shorts but I like the idea of going full rock chick with leather pants and a denim jacket. 

5. Knitter T-Shirt - H&M £19.99
Everyone seems to be wearing cream lightweight knits this summer. I love this on from H&M the short sleeves and the pattern of the knit make it a wardrobe staple for any slouchy days, whilst you still look chic as always. May have to invest in this little piece, it's my favourite item on this wishlist.

6. Black T-Shirt - ASOS Curve £18
Everyone needs a classic black t-shirt. This woven front one is a chic spin on the classic. Wear with anything!

Anyway I'm off to nurse my finger, I trapped it in the car door this morning and cried all over ALDI because my nail turned black. In good news I have a few job interviews this week, which is amazing and daunting, and I'm just hoping for one of them! Wish me luck.

Gem xo

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Come As You Are.

In these photos I really feel like I'm channelling the 90's grunge look. Dark florals, biker boots and slouchy cuts and cross necklaces. You're probably thinking 'what is she talking about?' But I just get that vibe from it. Today I went to this great place in Wigan (Yes, Wigan) called Bygone Times. It's the best shop ever if you love snooping. It's in a massive old mill, and it's filled to the brim with bricka brack, great vintage jewelry and clothing and furniture. It's said to be haunted, well as an old mill, a lot of people would have been injured, or killed there so it's not hard to believe really. A lot of children ghosts apparently. Anyway, I picked up some great little bits for my blog swap, I hope she likes them! I have to send it tomorrow.

I wore this loose fitted dress, it's a tiny bit short in the middle but I wore a black slip underneath to cover my modesty. As the weather has turned for the worst, yet again, I wore thick black tights and my boots. This dress is really flattering, it hugs my boobs and waist, and flares out over my tummy and hips. And the hippy-esque sleeves are lovely too. The colours make it more suitable for winter, but I reckon I could accessorise it for summer and festivals.
Here's the cross necklace and chunky ring, and you can see the dark floral pattern a little bit better on this photo too. I love the dark colours. 

In other news, if you follow me on Instagram you'll have seen the new puppy, it's not ours its my Aunties. But it's the cutest thing ever, and it has wonky eyes, which make it even more adorable!!

Dress - Next via Charity Shop
Tights - Tesco
Boots - Dorothy Perkins
Necklace - Market/vintage
Ring - Old.

Gem xo

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

End of Time

Wow, I look positively thrilled in that second photo! 

Sorry for no shoes either! God, my blogging standards are terrible at the moment! Thank you for continuing to read despite this haha. Anyway I wore this over the weekend to go and see The Hunger Games at the Trafford Centre in Manchester. I sat on a melted chocolate Malteaser in the cinema and was not best pleased, always happens to me. #firstworldproblems. Really, really need to read the books now. I skimmed the first one before we went but not enough so I knew what was happening, seriously though, such a good film. I'm a sucker for films that are quite commercial though.

We had dinner at Est, Est, Est too which was tasty, and we were serenaded by a sax man who did jazzy covers of all the old jazzy classics, including Oasis! Yes, Oasis. 
You've seen this t-shirt before, but I dressed it down with my black ASOS skinnies and waistcoat. I'm still loving the grunge look, so this studded oversized t-shirt is perfect. I wore my old battered converse too, trying to be all grungy. I wore turquoise jewellery too to bring out the blue tones in the t shirt! Must say I will forever love these skinnies, usually my skinnies wear any in certain places if I've had them for long periods, these are still going really strong and are so comfy.

By the way this is a queued post, you'll have seen a sneak peak on your dash last night, I'm currently out at all day!

Not a particularly exciting outfit, but I was only sat in a darkened room for three hours. Have you seen The Hunger Games? Or any other films you can recommend? 

Jeans - ASOS Curve
T-shirt - Old Primark
Waistcoat - Old Dorothy Perkins
Necklace - Primark
Rings - Pia and Vintage

Gem xo

Monday, 16 April 2012

Do It Yourself

Hello, hope everyone had a lovely weekend!

Just a quick post, I wasn't going to post this outfit as I don't really like it that much but I wanted to show you this DIY dip hem I did. This is a midi/maxi dress I got from Dorothy Perkins last summer. I'll do another post soon with the whole of the dress in to show you what it looks like. Anyway, I've been lusting after dipped hem dresses and t shirts. And I wanted to know if I'd suit them. Sooooo... I pulled this dress up and folded it over using a belt and popped a shirt over the top, to conceal the fold.

Not sure if I suit the trend but at least I didn't spend any money finding out! I popped this sheer shirt over the top and my trusty biker boots, to create a smarter look. 

Anyway, got to finish a job application, sorry for this being such a short post!

Dress - Dorothy Perkins
Shirt - Peacocks
Tights - M&S
Boots - Dorothy Perkins
Necklace - Old

Gem xo

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Wants of the Week #10

Afternoon! Here's what I'm lusting after this week...

1. Yellow Dress - ASOS Curve £20
Trying so hard to move away from black, I saw this dress for twenty pounds and thought, how could I go any brighter. Love the cute waistband too. It's in the sale on ASOS so it's a bargain at the moment.

2. Skinny Jeans - Dorothy Perkins £25
Dorothy Perkins (&ASOS) are my go to places for jeans as I find they have a lot of give in them. I need a new blue pair for summer to go with simple tops and cute flats and thought these would be perfect.

3. Apple Mac Air - Apple From £849
I doubt I will ever be able to afford one of these computers EVER. But I really want one. This is truly something I will forever lust after. I've played on my friends one of these, and I just fell in love. Is it normal to fall in love with an inanimate object? 

4. Yellow Floral Tunic - Dorothy Perkins £29.50
Staying with the yellow dresses, this tunic is lovely. I love the vintage feel to it, with the neckline and print, and it would look lovely over some blue skinnies or black leggings. Wish it was a little bit longer to wear as a dress but I still like it a lot.

5. Bunting Necklace - Topshop £10
I've seen quite a few bloggers wearing a bunting necklace and I love the mini-trend. It looks so cute underneath buttoned up collars, and over pretty dresses. The different colours on it will mean it will go with nearly everything.

6. Nail Envy - O.P.I From £9.95 (Amazon)
My nails are quite strong, but I notice if I've been painting them a lot recently they start to flake and peel, not a good look. So for when my nails are in need of a pick me up I'd use this. It has some great reviews online, and the price I found on Amazon looks like a bargain too!

Have a lovely weekend!!

Gem xo

Friday, 13 April 2012

Bare Faced. (Liz Earle Review)

Evening! Bit of a late post today.

So, it's a Friday night. Where do all the cool kids go? To their rooms, that's right, to write blog reviews about amazing skin care products. I doubt I'll do this very often maybe once every two weeks or so, as I'm more about fatshion than beauty products. Plus, I don't really know what I'm talking about, but I love this product so much I wanted to tell the whole world about it!

The hot cloth cleanser is amazing, I recently got into this skin care regime after using Vitamin E Cleanser, toner and moisturizer on my face for the past three years. And I'm a massive fan of The Body Shop and it's products. But the difference in my skin, literally, as soon as I changed to the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser and Instant Boost Skin Tonic is actually unbelievable. I use this just before I go to bed with Body Shop Eye make up remover, so I don't stain the muslin cloth that you get with the cleanser. You rub the cleanser into dry skin, then buff away the product with the muslin, followed by the tonic (or toner).

I'm not wearing any make up in the above photo (ignore the tiny eyes) and my skin tone is even, hardly any blemishes and no dry patches. The dry patches is a big thing for me as I suffer with eczma from time to time and always get dry patches of skin on my face, which I'm very self conscious of. Using these two products I've had no dry patches at all. Obviously I follow with a night cream as well. 

The products are very pricey for me, but totally worth it, and if you read my blog regularly, you'll know how much of a cheapo I am, so this is high praise indeed. I would recommend this product to anyone if you're looking to start a new skin regime.

That's that anyway. Hope I didn't scare you too much with my make up less photo! Have a lovely weekend!

Gem xo

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Pictures of You.

Hello again!

Firstly, I'd like to apologise for these photos. I'm still getting used to taking them against a blank wall and my camera sometimes won't focus. Always learning new things about my camera, and how temperamental it is.

Anyway if you follow me on Twitter, you'll know that last night I went to watch Celebrity Juice. It was so funny, my cheeks are actually aching from all the smiling/laughing I've been doing. I got invited as a last minute thing as someone had to work, but I'm really glad I went, it involved travelling to Leeds on Tuesday, staying over at my friends, travelling to London then waiting in a queue for 4 hours then back to Leeds then home this morning. So that shows you how worth it it was. Tune in tonight for a maybe a sneaky glimpse of me! Probably not though, they were focusing on Holly Willoughby more, she looked hot!

I wore this to travel down to Leeds on Tuesday, order pizza and hang out with some friends on Tuesday night.

I love this jumper, it's fast becoming something I wear all of the time. It's long and oversized, which is what I look for in jumpers. I love the pattern in the knit too, and the short sleeves mean it's versatile and I don't get too warm. It looks great under my denim and leather jacket too. I just paired it with black skinnies and my chunky collar. I also said I'd show you these sandals, they're so similar to the Office ones in my last 'Wants of the Week'. So I was really happy when I  found out I already had the same pair basically. I think it's a bit disgusting I don't actually know what I have in my wardrobe!! Firstworldproblems. Bloggerproblems.
Reppin the collar again. Always adds something a little extra to outfits I think.

I've also got my blog swap partner, so I'm looking for little things for her which I'm really enjoying! So look forward to those posts anytime after the 23rd. Bit of a rambly post! Thanks for reading. I'm off to catch up on sleep, only having six hours in the past three days!

Jumper - Next 
Jeans - ASOS Curve
Vest - Dorothy Perkins
Sandals - H&M
Collar - Charity Shop (Primark have similar ones)

Gem xo 

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Shades of Grey.

Hello, hope everyone had a lovely Easter weekend, ate loads. I stuffed myself full with an amazing cheesecake that me and my mother made, plus loadsa chocolate.

I couldn't wait to show you these leggings. I blogged about a similar pair from River Island but these £6 bad boys from Primark as just as good and I'll probably wear them just as much too. In this picture as well I'm wearing a size 18, a size down to what I usually get at Primark and they're still pretty baggy around my ankles. There is a lot of stretch in them in the leg, and around the waist so if you think you can't wear them, think again.

I paired them with a black top  and black boat shoes as I wasn't feeling super adventurous. And I have no idea what else to wear with them. I'm thinking a chunky white jumper? And leather jacket but again that's just all black and white. Can you suggest anything for me to wear them with?
You can particularly see the print in this last photo, and how well it goes with the silver cuff. I think chunky jewelry is the only way to go when wearing such a plain top, and tried to carry on the tribal theme with the colourful arrow ring. The only colour that is in the outfit. 

I finally started taking photos against the blank wall too! I think this just makes my clothes stand out in the photos rather than all the random crap on my shelves in the background. 

Leggings - Primark
Jumper - H&M
Cuff - Vintage 
Rings - Matalan and Pia
Boat Shoes - Schuh (last summer)

Gem xo

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Wants of the Week #9

Hope everyone is having a lovely Easter weekend, for those who celebrate it. I did a little Wants of the Week centered around Spring and Easter time. I hope you're lusting after some of the things I am. Spring time, especially this year screams pastels, so I'm steering away from my usually black and dark colour pallet and incorporated colour into the list.

1. Lindt Gold Bunny - Local Retailer (Around) £2
This little bunny is always in our house around Easter time. Lindt chocolate is one of my favorite types of chocolate. Hey, whats an easter wishlist without a bit of chocolate! If you don't celebrate Easter, these Bunnies are too cute anyway not to eat.

2. Peplum Dress - ASOS Curve £32
I'm not a massive fan of peplum but the rest of the dress is so simple I think it would be a really pretty dress. Plus it would cover my belly when I'm not feeling so confident about it! I love the coral colour too, perfect for summer.

3. Coral Skinnies - George @ ASDA £14
I tried these on yesterday in my local ASDA, and they're a bit on the small side. But I still want a pair of colourful skinnies. ASDA also have a lot of colour choice in these jeans as well, which is amazing. The price tag is quite good too, shame about the fit, definitely would need to size up!

4. Mint Dress - Dorothy Perkins £35
Dorothy Perkins have the best collection of Fit and flare dresses. Obsessed with the colour mint this one is the one I want most from the website.

5. Purple Ring - Accessorize (not on website anymore, but similar ones are here)
My love of purple lives on in this ring, it would go with lots of my dresses, and the ombre nails I did earlier in the week. Chunky and gold are also on my love list. I also can't deny the similarities between this ring and an easter egg.

6. Cream Wedges - Office £55
Love these wedges, they're the right height for me as I can't really do massive heels. The colour will go with just about everything in my wardrobe too. I have some really similar ones from H&M last year that I'm going to start wearing again. They're actually the same, god, I have a disgusting amount of clothes.

7. Lilac Nail Varnish - Essie £7.99
Lovely pale lilac colour, again just fulfilling my love of purples!

Gem xo

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Dark Side.

Hello again!

I thought as it's April, and Spring I'd show you this floral dress again. But with it being the center of the outfit. I'll probably show it you again over summer as I have lots of different ways to wear it.  

I wore this out to dinner with my mother. We went to one of our favourite places called The Fiddler i'th Bag. Its a little old pub down some country lanes not far from our house. Inside the pub, the owners have collected lots and lots of old things including uniforms from the different wars. Old books, new books, old toys and cuddly animals. It has older music playing as well, songs from the First World War. It has so much character, and my favourite thing about it is the abundance of old photos. I'd love to know the stories behind all the old photos. It helps that I got my nosiness from my Mother, so it's nice to go together. I never take any photos when I'm there as it's small and there are people eating, but next time I'll go I will bravely take some to show you why I love it so much, even if I piss 'the locals' off. I forgot to mention, the food is blinding!

Anyway, back to the outfit! I love this tea dress, it's quite lightweight and nice for summer too. I've been looking for a summery jacket, and I love my black. This is a shirt I've worn before, but I think it works as a light jacket for spring/summer, and a great cover up, as it doesn't take anything away or cover up an outfit. The tea dress works really well for summer pub lunches. The dress has little floaty sleeves too which add another pretty edge. I usually belt it but I left it floaty here, meant I could eat more as it hid my belly! What a positive.
To try the clashing print trend myself a little bit I popped this animal print loafers on. I'm not sure if it works or not, but it certainly beats wearing my stinky boots again! Is it bad that I quite like the two prints together? As I mentioned before the sheer shirt looks lovely over the print of the dress.

Did you play any April Fools pranks on anyone!? I meant to ask in my last post but got distracted.

Dress - Evans
Shirt - Peacocks
Tights - Tesco
Pumps - Dorothy Perkins
Necklace - Market Stall

Gem xo

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Ombre Nails

Just a quick post to show these cool ombre nails I did this afternoon. I'm not very good at nail art so this probably won't become a weekly post. I'm very messy but these are so easy and quick to do. I used purple tones as I love the colour at the moment, I have quite a few purple dress and t-shirts... 

Anyway I found the tutorial here on Youtube. From a youtuber called Lovelynailsxx. The tutorial shows how easy it is to do. I love the use of lighter colours. I need an opaque white to use now for my nails! 

I'm off to watch The Apprentice now that I've recorded on V+ so have a nice evening!

Gem xo

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Purple Rain

Hello, trying to entice you in with a bit of Prince there in the title, is it working?

This is what I wore on Friday coming home from Leeds. Me and my friend Lucy went for a pop around the shops and I bought the £6 print leggings I told you about. I've been taking test shots of them already. We sat in a well known coffee shop for ages drinking tea and people watching on the main street. Lucy bought a pretty Thomas Saboo charm, it's a peace symbol and is quite chunky but simple, she also bought some tasty tights too ;) Anyway back to the here and now. 

This purple dress is the shorter, sister version of the grey dress I recently bought. 

This dress is so comfy. I agree with all the other bloggers who have blogged about it. For a Primark dress the material is so soft and has a lot of give in it. This is perfect for summer as well as this, it hits the pastel trend on the head. I popped some tights on with it but it was too warm so leggings would have sufficed. I think it'd look cute over some pastel jeans as well, I've seen a lot of bloggers pairing lilac and mint together.
As always I 'gothed' up my outfit by popping this studded belt to cinch in my waist, I have a similar one I'm not sure if I've blogged about before but I found this old one in the back of my wardrobe but all the studs have fallen off. As well as adding black biker zip up boots and a battered denim levi jacket to stop any windchill. I'm not sure why my boobs look massive in this photo, but weheeyy anyway! 

How are you liking the pastel trend? What's your favourite trend for summer?

Dress - Primark
Belt - Next
Tights - Tesco
Boots - Dorothy Perkins

Gem xo

Monday, 2 April 2012

11 Tags.

Evening everyone! 

I've been tagged in this 11 Questions thing again, so I think I should do it. I always avoid doing them because I don't think I'm that interesting to talk about myself! But I think I should divulge a little bit more information than I currently am doing. Sooo.. here it goes. I was tagged by the lovely Mamma Moon, who is so supportive of everyone's blog and lovely! Find her pretty blog here.

The rules:
1. Post the rules.
2. Post a photo of yourself and 11 random things.
3. Answer the questions set for you in the original post.
4. Create 11 new questions and tag people to answer them.
5. Go to their blog/twitter and tell them you’ve tagged them.

This photo is from my blog post tomorrow. It's a sneak peak! 

The questions she asked and my answers are, as follows:

1. What fashion style describes you the best?
Oh god, I think maybe I'm a bit of a rocker, I love denim, leather and black. If someone else can describe me better, please go ahead!
2. Can you go out without make up or are you the type to touch up your lipstick even when answering the phone? 
I won't wear make up all the time, if I'm working at home for a day or walking the dog, I'll leave it off. But the majority of the time if I'm venturing out of the house I have to put make up on. I wish I was so confident in myself to not wear it or try a more natural look, but I've become to confident and rely to much on liquid liner!
3. Your worst fear?
This is a personal one and I'm sure you meant spiders or clowns, but the thing that keeps me awake at night is letting my parents down. They've always been so supportive of me and my choices in life, and they would never say I had disappointed them, but if I ever did I think it would kill me a little bit. I'm not really afraid of anything physical except maybe fire, and mosquitoes, because I have the ugliest reaction to insect bites ever, my skin actually goes purple, oozes pus and throbs. That's a nice thought for a Monday evening ;)
4. If you could step inside a book and live the life of the lead character, which would it be and why?
Probably Hermione Grainger from Harry Potter. Pretty little witch, who saves the world AND bags a fit red head, need a say more?
5. A movie that really touched you?
'The Lovely Bones' makes me cry every time, but I love the book too. Reminds me not to take my life for granted.
6. 5 places on your MUST VISIT list?
Times Square in New York.
Trevi Fountain in Rome.
Santorini, Greece.
The Lanes in Brighton.
7. A food you hate?
Minced beef.
8. Are you the type to party all nite every nite or you prefer a quiet evening in?
If I have to choose, quiet night in with the nearest and dearest. That makes me sound terribly boring. I do like to go out and dance and drink, but people are much more important in my life than catching the best new club in town.
9. How do you imagine your life to be in 10 years?
I actually have no idea. Hopefully not living with my parents anymore, to have finally broken into the career I want to do. And with A LOT more life experience, there is so much more for me to learn about everything!
10. Something you never leave the house without?
My iPhone, I can't help it. And my camera, which is falling apart. But you never know what you're going to see.
11. Which do you prefer? Countryside or city living?
Arghhh, if I have to choose I'd have to say city living, there is so much to do and so many people. But being away from the city will always feel like home *clicks red glittery shoes together*.

11 Questions:
1. What's your top make up tip? (i.e. how to remove glittery nail varnish, or perfect lipstick)
2. What did you want to be when you were little? And did you become that?
3. What song describes you best as a person and why? 
4. What's your favourite trend for the summer?
5. Who is your style icon, and why?
6. Who is the best person at cheering you up?
7. What do you want to accomplish in the year 2012?
8. Favourite restaurant, where is it and why?
9. What is your favourite beauty item so far this year? (shampoo, foundation etc)
10. (Stealing this one from Mamma Moon) Top 5 places to visit?
11. Who is your favourite blogger? cough, cough (no I'm kidding I just want more blogs to read!)

Not going to tag anyone as I'd like to tag everyone, but it you want to do it please tell me so I can read them, I'm terribly nosey!

Thanks again! 

Gem xo