Saturday, 5 January 2019

My Favourite Things Of 2018

My Favourite songs:
Little Mix- Only you, Think About Us, Woman Like Me, The Cure.
Hayley Kiyoko- Curious, What I Need, He'll Never Love You
Camila Cabello- Never Be The Same and She Loves Control
Ariana Grande- The whole Sweetner album and Thank u, Next
Charli XCX and Troye Sivan- 1999
Anne-Marie- 2002 and Bad Girlfriend
The 1975- Love it if We Made it

A Star Is Born soundtrack

Favourite beauty product:
Spectrum makeup brushes: mean girls collection.

Favourite makeup brands:
Collection: They have not got the appreciation they deserve for having really high pigmented eye shadows, highlighter and good mascaras. Their eyeshadow palettes are literally £4 and have such quality long lasting shades, much better than some expensive brands.

Soap and Glory: Their Supercat eyeliner is a product I will always repurchase, I've tried so many other so many eyeliners but this year I decided to stick with this one.

Favourite TV and film:

Killing Eve: It's got Jodie Comer in it. Think that's enough to convince anyone to watch it. I challenge you to get through the whole series and not fall in with her. But seriously, very addictive TV, cannot wait to see series 2. Sandra Oh is an angel.

Ocean's 8: This is the year I realised it is definitely okay for me to fancy Sarah Paulson.                        Queer Eye
A Star Is Born: Think it might be impossible to watch this film and not cry. I would like to announce it as the best film of the year. Just so heartbreaking in parts along with a beautiful soundtrack, a lovely story and Lady Gaga as a ginger. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper are such good actors.

Favourite book:
As I mentioned in my 2019 Goals post, I've not read many books in 2018 and I want to read a lot more over the coming year. However, I really enjoyed this book as I think Rose and Rosie are very genuine people and I think they unlike some youtubers putting out a book just because they can. It is full of stories and advice and a great read for anyone, whether they identify as LGBTQ or not.
Woman of the year:
Literally no caption necessary. What a woman. Probably will win this next year as well, and the year after that. Thank u, next bitch x

What were some of your favourite things from last year? Please let me know!


Wednesday, 2 January 2019

2019 Goals

Happy New Year angels!

The idea of 'new years resolutions' seems quite scary to me, they seem a bit unrealistic and I have a huge fear of failure. However, I am a very ambitious person and setting goals seems a lot less scary.
For once I actually have a really good feeling about this year. I'm not putting too much pressure on myself but I think some good things are going to come my way in the next 12 months.

1. Read more
When I was younger I was a big reader but now I don't read at all! I'm going to set myself the challenge of just reading two books a month, which doesn't seem like a lot but adds up to 24 books at the end of the year. Reading is great escapism and it's something I really enjoy, so I think this is something I will definitely achieve and will also be fun. I won't lie, this did start by reading Rose and Rosie's Overshare book.

2. Survive second year and be on track to graduate with a good degree
Unfortunately, 2018 has been quite a difficult year for my mental health and as a result, my university work has suffered. I'm so passionate about fashion and what I'm studying (read a bit more about my university experience here) but depression has made me less motivated. I'm determined to get my degree though, I can and I will do it !

3. Get a tattoo
This is something I've wanted to do for a couple of years, but I am such a cry baby and I don't think I could tolerate the pain. I've had a few piercings and when I've been there, the the noise of a tattoo needle actually nearly made me cry! But life's way too short, plus I'm in the minority of gays that don't have a half sleeve of roses on their arm.

4. Get some work experience
So I'm due to graduate in just over a year and whilst that's soooo scary, I just want to take some baby steps to get to where I want to be, and try and get a couple of short work experiences before the end of 2019.

5. Work harder on my little blog
This little blog, The Fashion Femme has felt so neglected over the last few months and I'm determined to change that. Because the truth is, I LOVE writing. I feel like I can get my feelings out and truly express who I am. My blog is like my baby and I'm ready to put in the work and give it lots of love (I have quite a few posts in drafts already)

6. Celebrate my 21st with my friends
I know this sounds quite small, but historically I haven't really done much for my birthday and I don't think I've celebrated with friends since maybe my 13th? I know, sounds crazy right?! But this is a special birthday, so we should do something special. Hopefully get dressed up for some classy afternoon tea then a good old sesh. Only one year off feeling 22 like Taylor Swift, can you believe.
7. Who knows....?
So guys, just between us girls. I think 2019 might be the year I get in to a relationship. You can't plan for these things to happen, but I would love meet a nice girl, go on dates and fall in love, maybe adopt a cat... I'm getting a bit ahead of myself, but I'm a hopeless romantic. In any case, I'm going to make more of an effort to meet people, even just as mates is good.

What are your goals and plans for 2019? Whatever they are, I hope you crack on with them. If you've got any 2019 goals blog posts please do share, I'd love to give them a read. Have a good one babes you'll hear from me again soon, cya

Sunday, 25 November 2018

Unicorn Christmas Gift Guide

Hi Babes, so December is next weekend, and it's time to start thinking about Christmas shopping. Unicorns are fun and magical for all ages, whether you're 3 or 33, they just look so majestic! I did some (very enjoyable) research and found my top picks of gifts for the Unicorn obsessive in your life. Santa, if you're reading this, I want everything on the page...

Purple unicorn Christmas jumper, Missguided, £20.00 (sizes S-L)
Barry M unicorn beauty kit, Feelunique, £13.60
Glittereyes rainbow unicorn palette, Pretty Little Thing, £31.20
60cm unicorn soft toy, Argos, £15.00
Rainbow fluffy unicorn hotwater bottle, Boohoo, £11.00
Unicorn dressing gown, Boohoo, £16.00
Unicorn dust bottle bag, New Look, £15.99
Unicorn poop bath bomb, Not On The High Street, £5.99
Unicorn Kisses bath bomb set, Claires, £4.80
Pink PJ unicorn romper, Pretty Little Thing, £16.00


Thursday, 6 September 2018

What's On My Missguided Wish List...

Hi babes, it's definitely been a while, today I'm going to be sharing what's on my Missguided wish list. Missguided are adding new items to their website, sometimes even daily, so it's hard not to get addicted! Being a value retailer it's perfect for students, there's a mixture of everyday basics and going out pieces all at great prices.
I love oversized shirts, they are perfect to throw on over jeans and a t-shirt and can also make outfits look more smart. A block of colour like pink can also break up prints in an outfit.
The colour of this bodysuit is gorgeous, it has a plunge neckline so it's super flattering. Best of all it's only £15.00. Can be worn with jeans or a skirt, depending on the occasion.
Something I really need more of is t-shirts. This is just a simple white t-shirt with a stunning rose embroidered on it. It can be worn for everyday with shirts and jackets layered over. It can also easily be dressed up with a skirt or smart trousers.
This is a really cute top and it's cropped at just the right length. I've seen a lot of girls wearing it and I thought they looked so good! The typography on the chest is embroidered which saves it from fading.
This rugby style top is currently sold out in my size, which I'm so upset about because it's just so me! I can't play rugby which is something I will always regret. However, at least I can wear a cute stripy top and pretend I can.
Missguided have a lot of pretty bodysuits on the website at the moment, I can't really just have one! I really like the detailing on this piece, the sheer fabric and delicate it looks. 
At the moment I have a lot of denim skirts and shorts in my wardrobe, so I need some more jeans and trousers because it's getting so cold! High waisted jeans are perfect for me so I can wear crop tops without showing too much of my stomach.
As a huge fan of wearing men's clothing, I'm really lusting after the mennace x missguided collection. (Mennace is Missguided's menswear range) It's perfect for colder days with jeans and a t-shirt, and can also be worn with a lacy bralet and a skirt to be more dressy. Or just throw it on if your trying to get in to g-a-y.

Hope you enjoyed, what's on your missguided wish list? Are you planning a big shopping trip soon?


Sunday, 22 July 2018

20 Things I've Learnt In 20 Years

- Care less what other people think about you. You will find people who will accept your uniqueness and weird personality.

- Let people come to you. Don't waste time trying to attract other people it just doesn't work that way, you will meet someone amazing eventually. It's not worth putting in the effort for someone who isn't really interested.

- Work hard at what you're passionate about. I'm working hard at my fashion degree and trying my hand at blogging which I've always wanted to do. If you want to start a blog... go for it!

- Accept your body. You're not going to have the same figure you had when you were fifteen, and that's completely okay. Get rid of old smaller sized clothes, accept that your body has changed and you've moved to a different clothes size. Realise that being healthy, happy and having curves is really beautiful.

- If you want to dye your hair pink, do it. If you want to cut your hair, do it. Hair dye always washes out and hair grows back. For that matter, get that piercing, get that tattoo. Why not? Life is short.

- Sex is nothing to to be ashamed of, it's amazing and natural. Growing up sex related things were so taboo, but the older I get the more I realise that most people enjoy sex and talking about it (within an appropriate setting, obvs) is really good

- Create, create, create! Take pictures of all the beautiful things you see around you, sketch designs, write blog posts, learn new creative skills to expand your knowledge. I've found I'm happiest when I'm creating things.

- Always be kind and look out for people. Simply just texting someone asking how they are and saying your thinking of them can make a world of difference to their day as sometimes you have no idea what people are going through. If you would want people to check up on you, be sure to check up on them.

- Your family is so important, appreciate them and take time out of them as much as you can. Phone your Grandma and ask how she is.

- Seek help for your mental health issues. Honestly, there are people out there who will do anything to help you. You are not going through anything alone. Never feel like you are a burden on anyone because that is definitely not the case.

- Your queer as fuck, you like girls. Liking girls is 100% okay.

- As cheesy as it sounds, usually the best way to make a friend is to be a friend. Be nice to everyone. Smile-which is quite difficult because I generally smile as often as Victoria Beckham does.

- Wear whatever you want, growing I used to some really weird things, wearing a lot of vintage, clothes for charity shops. Now a lot of people dress like that, so don't be afraid to dress differently, you're probably starting a trend!

- Listen to your parents, they (often) know what they're talking about.

- Diets do not work in most circumstances and will just create a vicious cycle of restricting and bingeing. Lead a healthy lifestyle, eat veggies and exercise, but if you want that pizza- eat it.

- Be nice to your brother. He's quite nice really.

- Sexism is very much alive and well in 2018, there's people out there (men and women) who honestly believe that women are second class citizens and they are so wrong because this world would fall apart without women, and we have no where near equal rights!

- It's never too late to take up a sport, I joined a football team at 19 and it's the best thing that ever happened to me, both athletically and socially.

- Tampons > Sanitary pads. Pads are, in my opinion, horrid. It's fine if you prefer them though!

Thanks, for reading babes, I know it's a long post and I've definitely still got a lot to learn!


Thursday, 19 July 2018

Lingerie and Bralet Wish List Summer 2018

Hi babes, as a huge fan of pretty lingerie I can never seem to get enough in my wardrobe! There are so many gorgeous pieces around right now. Lingerie is not just for hiding under clothes, either, wearing sequinned bralets and lace bodysuits with denim shorts is an amazing way to step up your summer night out dressing! Huge trends right now are harnesses, strappy tops and chokers with bralets. Check out some of the pieces I'm dreaming about right now...

Missguided Satin Half Cup Bra
Missguided Pink Plunge Bodysuit
Pretty Little Thing Black Triangle Bralet
Pretty Little Thing Hot Pink Daisy Lace Harness bra
Pretty Little Thing Silver Sequin bralet
Boohoo Strap Detail Pretty Lace set
New Look Strappy Lace Brazilian briefs


Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Summer Beauty Essentials On A Budget

Hi babes, I don't know about everyone else, but I always get so excited during the summer months about new makeup and beauty products. (and er, in the winter months.) However, this can get very expensive, so I'm going to be showing you some amazing value products to update your look. Superdrug and Primark are my new best friends, and they actually have some very high quality products! This weather has been forcing me out of the house more so I've been trying more creative makeup looks.

Faking it

Recently I've been wanting up my tanning game, and I'm not saying it's because of Love Island, but it probably is. Don't really This medium tan lotion from Superdrug is honestly the best fake tan I have ever used, and it is a bargain priced at £3.29. Plus, all Superdrug's own brand products are cruelty free and vegan! Nothing's better than a tan with a bikini, especially a white and turquoise bikini like this one from New Look.

Eye roll

I really rate Collection as a budget beauty brand, the majority of their products do exactly what they say on the tin and are excellent value. My current go to mascara is Collection's Lash Surge, it is highly volumising so you can go and bat your eyes at someone! It is priced at £4.99 from Superdrug. For eyeliner, I go for Soap and Glory's Supercat mascara, which is a bit pricer at £6.50. However it is well worth investing in as your eyes are usually the first thing someone notices about you, so it's good if your eyeliner makes an impact!

To add a bit of sparkle to your eyes, definitely use one of Barry M's holographic eyeshadow to a base of light pink of nude eyeshadow. They are £4.99 from Superdrug or Barry M's website.

Shimmer and Shine

Glitter is the perfect way to update your makeup look and make you stand out. I tend to go for the brightest colours of glitter that I can find, usually pink, blue and purple. It also looks cute to coordinate your glitter with eyeshadow looks, or have a complete contrast! Whichever way you wear your glitter, you will look amazing. Barry M do pots of glitter for £4.99 each.

I've worn Barry M (hmm, think there might be a theme to this post) nail paint for years, but recently the limited edition collection has really caught my attention. Iridescent shades of nail polish is just my favourite thing, ever.  The limited edition Nail Paints are priced at £3.99 each.

What makeup and beauty products are you loving for summer? Let me know!

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