Sunday, 24 February 2013


OK, so I've decided that I'm going to discontinue my fashion and beauty pages and instead keep all fashion and beauty posts on my home page. Don't worry though because I have downloaded a search tool onto my blog so all you'll have to do is search 'Fashion' or 'Beauty' and they'll come up! I will still be keeping the photography page separate and am hoping to update it ASAP! As well as simplifying my layout I am also going to revamp the whole page a bit in the next few weeks so watch out for that!!
Have fun!
Hugs and kisses with lots of love

Excuses For Cheating...

I'm sure many of you have been cheated on or know someone who has. So here's my compilation of many excuses I've heard people use after cheating!
Sorry about the bad quality of the film, I've had to film and edit with my iPhone which is pretty hard because my laptop is broken! Sad times for me...
Enjoy the vid
love O

Thursday, 21 February 2013

How to buy yourself OUT of a relationship.

You miss single life? You're a commitment-phobe? He/She is a loser? Fear not! Here are presents that are so bad your partner is sure to dump you! Contrarily, if you're in a happy relationship here are a list of presents (birthday, Christmas and or Valentines) that you'd be wise to steer away from:

This can be tricky; buy her over-sized underwear and she'll assume you think she's fat, buy her undersized underwear and she'll assume you're hinting that she needs to lose weight! Also, if the underwear is too big it won't be supporting and therefore is useless and the same with undersized underwear (especially thongs!) as they will cut into your partner uncomfortably... Hence, buying lingerie for your Mrs (or Mr) is a lose-lose situation.

Personalized Items
Yes, this includes those incredibly tacky personalized wine bottle labels! Unless you're spouse has dementia this gift is a definite no-no. Why? For the simple fact that, everyone already has tacky personalized items scattered around the house, which are way too embarrassing to ever actually use. I don't need everything from my mug to my pillow labelled with my own name- I know my name and I won't be forgetting it anytime soon!

A Rose
A single red rose for the 'love of your life'. How romantic? No. More like how incredibly unoriginal, over-done and dull! If you must get her (or him) a rose, go all out and get a giant bunch that screams 'yes I'm tacky and unoriginal but these were bloody expensive!!!' Less is most definitely not more when it comes to flowers.

A 'subtly' titled book hinting at their inadequacy.
Any book (unless clearly a joke) titled '*insert skill* for dummies' is sure to cause a stir.

Though funny at the time, give your partner any of these books and you're sure to be dumped within hours... Maybe even minutes.

A card or text telling them they're dumped.
enter image description hereOut of everyday in the year why this one?! It's plain rude and obnoxious. I have a friend who texted his girlfriend 'Do you want to see a magic trick? Puff, you're single!' Now, I'm a big fan of Harry Potter but this is taking dark magic to another level.

If you really want to dump them and it must be on their *insert special occasion here* then do it the nicer way: 'Forget' to wish them merry Christmas or happy birthday or 'forget' to get them a present. OR even better, 'forget' they even existed and don't bother texting or calling! I'm sure they'll get the message loud and clear.

*This image isn't mine*

Cute socks
Girls in particular tend to be repeating offenders. No, you are not his mother. Yes, he can buy his own socks. Aside from how boring socks are-because no matter how 'cute' a sock is it will only ever be a sock and will most probably be covered by his shoes and trousers- he most likely already has a collection of them from previous girlfriends in his drawer. This gift screams 'I don't like you enough to put some effort into my present'.


Every year for Christmas and birthdays I get a shedload of chocolates. It's not that I don't like them, it's just not something you get a partner especially because it's highly likely that your girlfriend will be on a diet and then screw at you for ruining it when she has to eat the chocolates you bought her. I do a fabulous job overeating already, on my own without your help.

Customized loo roll
There is absolutely nothing fancy or romantic about wiping shit off your ass.

A tattoo of your name on their body
This is a definite no-no if you've been going out for under a year; You look desperate and clingy. I would rule this out until marriage! Thinking about it, tattooing someones name on you is a bigger commitment than marriage because it is PERMANENT whilst with marriage you can get a divorce!

A 'ring for sex' bell.
It's just plain creepy and slightly demanding.

Love O

Friday, 15 February 2013

FILM REVIEW: Beautiful Creatures

Beautiful Creatures
Beautiful Creatures is a truly beautiful and magical film which encapsulates the audience with a romance between a mortal and a witch. I have had a lot of people say to me and read a few reviews saying they found inter-links with this film and Twilight however, I found no similarities other than being seemingly star crossed lovers which are destined for each other. But surely, isn't this the same in every romantic film or novel? Romeo and Juliet for example.

Pleasing to the eye, this film oozes beauty with a gothic-romantic theme with sombre mise-en-scene full of contrast. The Duchannes house is vintage and delicate on the outside with bold modern furniture on the inside adding to the films quirkiness. You are in for a treat if you love big romantic-gothic dresses as much as I do! All the characters have a sense of very different sense of style from gothic to indie to 1950's Marilyn Monroe!

As the title insinuates these creatures are truly beautiful (aesthetically), even the mortals! However, some of the oh-so-stunning casters (witches) are dark inside. On their sixteenth birthday they become destined to be a witch of light or dark, where their true character within them unleashes. Emmy Rossum plays the sexy siren Ridley who can seduce and pursue any man she pleases leaving their souls at her mercy. She is by far my favourite character; She's sassy and sexual and yet not in a sense of voyeurism but more in a way of female empowerment where she has complete control over the male gaze.

I give this film 5 out of 5 stars because I loved it so! I am definitely now going to go and buy the books, embrace my inner-geek and indulge in reading the Caster Chronicles by the fireplace. Heaven.

Love O

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

FASHION: Ruffles and lace make the perfect romance.

Saturday, 9 February 2013


It's been topical for a while now: The rupture between me and (my now ex) best friend. I wasn't going to write this, not because it's too personal but because I felt it was unfair... But I don't care; about anyone's opinions, not hers, not 'Gods' and no, not even yours. The only thing that matters is that I stay true to myself, to my morals and to what I believe is right. Caring about how other people perceive you is not at the top of my list of useless emotions along with regret, guilt and hate. Why devour so much energy on something that doesn't affect you? People will always have both positive and negative opinions of you but what really matters is how you perceive and thus value yourself.

Should I forgive her? On the contrary to my other friends wishes, no. I shouldn't and I shan't. Not out of spite nor selfishness but merely lack of interest in a friendship anymore. I simply feel we are both very different people in very different places right now.

In any case, the friendship I thought I had- an honest one- did not exist, so how can I simply return to a friendship that had never truly taken place?  In addition, say I were to be her 'friend' to please everyone else, then how would my true friends know when I am true to them or whether I am faking my friendship with them too simply to please others. How can I stay true to myself if I live a charade of a day-to-day life pretending to be a friend who I no longer am? In the morning I put on a mask of oblivion and ignorance and in the evening I take it off finally content in getting to be whom I truly am.

In retrospect to the rest of my life this event will be so small, so insignificant, that I most probably won't even remember it. Friends will come and go because as humans we consume. We consume energy and life and when there's nothing left for us to consume we leave. We use people to our advantage and when they no longer interest us, no longer please us or serve us a purpose we retire. We move on and we find someone or something else, to consume what little we can.

Life is far too short to focus on fixing people's perceptions of you, trying to be someone you're not or staying friends with someone to please others. "An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind." She was far from evil, but a mere white lie can change everything. I don't hate her, nor do I dislike her. She deceived me to get what she desired and if that made her happy, then I truly am happy for her. But I've changed and as has she and therefore I have moved on.

Love O

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Oh Hey There...

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Legal and loving it.

So. It's been a while since I've been out due to exams in January which mean I couldn't really celebrate becoming an adult! Hence I celebrated my new found freedom with one of my oldest friends S who excitingly took my 'clubbing virginity'! We've been friends since we where babies and have basically grown into sisters so clubbing with her was immense fun!

We both went for a look that was simple yet quirky but not over the top with minimal makeup; her going with winged eyeliner and I with dark pink bold lips. Stealing her clothes and taking inspiration from a pirate I wore a striped dress and she a lovely, cut-out, velvet dress. To update our look we each wore tights with socks over. I wore floral fishnet tights which matched the floral pattern on the dress with black knee high socks and being short, sky-scraper peep toe heels! S wore cute school girl socks that scrunched around the ankle over patterned clear tights and brogues which have a flatform for a quirky twist on a classic look.We then had a shot of vodka to get the night started and left the house to head-off to the magical Piccadilly Institute...
The club was so much fun it should be illegal! We had a few drinks and danced the night away until dawn finally giving in and jumping onto a bus into her lovely double bed! Did I pull? Maybe. A good girl doesn't kiss and tell. Except with her best friends... Every girl gossips with her friends and if she says she doesn't, chances are she's lying!

The morning after I can only describe as a living hell inside my head where every noise was amplified and like a vampire I took to detesting the sun. The only cure to such torture is Chinese food or a good old kebab! We went to my favorite Chinese interested- which I have mentioned in one of my first ever blog posts- and had three dishes between the two of us! We were THAT hungry. Looking around China town, there were decorations everywhere and a Chinese lion dancer which was incredible to watch! Unlike usually I didn't buy anything- I usually get some pretty cool rings from these little Chinese boutiques which are oh so quirky and beautiful! I did look because I really want a ring that looks like a burger but I am yet to find one!

Today however, I took a little trip to the haberdasheries and bought lots of trimmings! Lacy, velvet, crochet.. SO many pretty and lovely trimmings so that I can customize all my outfits! So, I shall make all my clothes beautiful and wacky and show you guys how to do so today? Deal? Yay!

Love O