Saturday, 21 April 2012

8. Make-up ARTIST

While reading the daily mail online I came across an article about a chinese girl, Promise Tamang Phan, who posts videos on YouTube and can transform her self into any celebrity, from Marylin Monroe to Micheal Jackson, all with the magical use of make-up. I wasn't so convinced when I was reading but after watching a few of the videos WOW! The likeness to Angelina Jolie is scary! She keeps the videos short and to the point which is great for me as I hate other make up tutorials I've watched where they go on for ages and I get bored. Even if your not wanting to go for the full look, the videos are worth a watch to pick up a few tips to add to your daily make up routine. Here are a few of my favourite looks that she has created.

Angelina Jolie


Michael Jackson

Scarlett Johanson

7. Sale News

So in my previous post of favourite fashion finds two of the items have gone in the sale! The Ice Cream Green off the shoulder dress has dropped its £60 price tag to £25 and the Body con Bow dress is now £30 instead of £50! Both gorgeous dresses and amazing for this new price, definite head turners and must haves!


Thursday, 12 April 2012

6. Miley Cyrus

Lately Miley Cyrus has had a major style overhaul, her new grown up look with chic short hair look amazing and definatley show she's stepped up from her Hannah Montanna days. Her latest look in a beautiful peach Jenny Packham dress finished with nude Louboutins is perfect, the dress compliments her skin tone and her amazing body achevied with daily pilates classes (where do I sign up?!). Later on in the night she changed to a black and grey print dress, the flattering shape agen shows off her super toned arms and shoulders. Shes definatley my latest style crush.


5. Prada Sunglasses

So after a recent major sort out and making a bit of cash on eBay I thought it was time for a treat, I've been wanting these babies for months and after searching the internet for days to find them at a reasonable price I finaly caved and purchased them! Prada SPR27N sunglasses! They are so unusal, I love the large round frames and swirling arm detail. I am now rocking the same eyewear as Rachel Zoe and the Olsen twins, just wish the weather would change so I would have an excuse for them not leaving my face.


4. H&M Glamour Collection

Today H&M has launched it's latest eco friendly line but all of the dresses are red carpet ready. Prices ranging from £19.99 to £149.99 I find it extremely affordable for how amazing the items are, theres also an extra excuse for buying, your helping the environment! Oscar nominee Michelle Williams and Amanda Seyfried have been pictured in the collection, love that we can now be part of the A-list. Below are a few of my favorite pieces.

The grey maxi ruffle dress is one of my favorites, I would love to see SJP posing on the redcarpet with a faboulous Phillip Tracey hat, wish I had an occassion to wear it!
The purple embroided shift dress is perfect for so many occassions, cocktails with the girls, a swanky meal with the boyfriend or even rock it with boots and biker jacket, makes it so worth the £39.99 price tag.
The grey dress with purple embroidery and floaty train are so on trend, not to mention the train is removable. Two dresses in one!
The floral jacket can be used to give any outfit a style update. The on trend print can be worn casually with jeans and tee or over one of your fave frocks!
If the lime green skater dress lands in a store near me I dont think I'll be able to resist! The embroidery and pleated skirt along with an open back make it my must have for the summer season.
Finally this burnt orange silk dress is such a flattering shape, I love the colour, the aysemetric hemline and think it would look fab on anyone.

Recently H&M have done wonders for the high street, after their success with their Versarce and Marni collections, I cant wait to see what they come up with next!

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

3. Favorite Fashion Finds

Here are my favorite fashion finds of the week..

Topshop Globe print skirt

I saw this skirt online and instantly fell in love with it, the pastel shades and dip hem are so on trend. I think it'll look perfect with a crisp white shirt and glitter brougues or wedges and a crystal bra on holiday. Just had to order it, cant wait till it arrives!
Available now at

River Island

River Island has never been my favorite shop but latley the peices have been amazing!

Ice Cream Green Off The Shoulder Dress

I cannot describe how amazing this dress is! The picture does not give it justice. I first saw this dress online and loved it, I then came across it while browsing in the store and decided to try it on, the moment I put it on it had to be mine, the material is gorgeous and it fit like a dream! It was a definate must have for my trip to paris. I thought it was slightly pricey at £60 but it is totally worth it and I feel it'll be a peice I'm still wanting to wear in years to come. Love it.

Grey Lace Prom Dress

I love the bows on the shoulders on this dress, so cute! The colour and the lace skater style are perfect for so many occassions, nude accessorries and soft make up perfect for a prom or wedding or add a biker jacket and black boots for a cute yet edgy look! Would love to own this.

Chelsea Girl Play Suit

 I am so sad this playsuit isnt available in my size! At £25 what an absolute steal! The print and high neck are so on trend yet ooze vintage style. This would be perfect with boots and a denim jacket, dressed up and screams festival.

Bodycon Bow Dress

 This dress is ultimate glamour! I could see it on a red carpet certainly not the high street. The body con style screams sex apeal yet the midi legnth keeps it sophisticated, add red lips, a tight up do or volumous curls for a major fashion moment. This dress is deffinatley at the top of my shopping list.

All available now at


2. Newcastle

This bank holiday weekend me and 5 of my friends headed to Newcastle for a fab night out to celebrate Sarah's birthday. We stayed at the Malmaison on the Quayside and it was gorgeous! The rooms were spacious and luxurious and even had a bottle of champs chilled and ready for our arrival. We'd all packed bikinis as were hoping for a quick swim in the spa before getting ready to go out, however there was no pool! We headed down to the spa anyway to see what facilities were available to us who couldnt afford the pricey treatments, there was a sauna and a tranquility room, which consited of four massage chairs and a stack of vogues and harpers bazars, my idea of heaven, deffinatley made up for the lack of pool! After relaxing in the chairs we headed up to our rooms to get ready.
After buying a dress from ASOS last week when we had amazing hot weather I decided it was too summery to wear now the weather has gone back to normal and I'd possibly freeze to death, so I opted for something that had been sitting in my wardrobe for quite a while but I had never worn as was saving it for something special. It was bought from River Island and couldnt belive my luck when I found a size 8 on the sale rail, the ostritch feather and stud detail around the bottom gives it such a designer and expensive look, it certainly doesnt look like it came from a high street sale rail! I added some shoes from New Look and my look was complete!


Monday, 9 April 2012


Seen as blogging is the latest 'big' thing I thought I'd better jump on the band wagon..
Im Hollie, I'm 21 and love fashion but sadly dont have the cash to fund my addiction..
I hope to fill these pages with ideas on how to look fab on a budget and share my splurges and bargins
Hope you enjoy