Thursday, 27 August 2015

DIY | Personalising My Denim Jacket

I've always wanted to do this! I bought all of the patches of Ebay and my mum sewed them on for me Thanks bae!) It was time consuming but it's turned out more than perfect I think.I was getting bored of my plain jacket and I don't even know where the idea came from but I just wanted to personalise it. Because I love music, I decided to just buy a load of band patches. So far I have a Korn, Pantera, Alice in Chains, Fear Factory, Slipknot, Pearl Jam and Marilyn Manson patch. I can just see myself doing this is almost all of my clothes, haha. Watch this space as I'll probably add alot more to this jacket!

Would you personalise your clothes with patches? 
Love Leah, x x x

Monday, 24 August 2015

Recent Loves!

I swear I'm going to spend all of my money on LUSH products one day! My most recent purchase from Lush is the 'Dark Angels' exfoliating cleansing mask. Gosh, this is just amazing. I was really hating on my skin as I kept on breaking out but 'Dark Angels' really has been a god send. I use this day and night and my skin looks so much better. I recommend this to everyone especially if your skin needs some life put back into it, haha. I also bought a cute little moon choker from Primark in a set, it's cute isn't it?

If you have read this blog before, you will probably know that me and Leah are obsessed with buying lipsticks, especially MAC ones. This one is called 'Studded Kiss'. This shade reminds me of Diva but I actually love 'Studded Kiss' so much better. This is a matte lipstick and it stays put for hours! It also looks amazing paired with my new Max Factor polish.

I love the ogx hair products! I have alot of their products and I love this anti-breakage kertin oil spray. It's amazing and it also smells just as good. It isn't at all heavy on my hair and it doesn't make my hair greasy at all.

What are your favourite products right now? Would you give any of these products a go? 
x x x


Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Disposable Teens | OOTD Post!


I love this top as much as I love Marilyn Manson which is quite a lot! I love the back of the t-shirt too because of the way it has Marilyn's name on it. You can't beat a good band t-shirt and at the moment, they are all I've been buying. Ebay sell the best band merch but no doubt I'll be getting another Manson shirt when I see him in concert in November! I love this top though because it's so spooky, look at that eyeball of his. I love his lipstick too - it actually looks like my Cyber lipstick from MAC!

Boots, Boots, BOOTS. Look at them, They are just unreal and I am so in love with them. They are my dream boots because they are so goth. What do you think? I never want to take them off. I even wear them on the odd sunny day and my legs get so hot in them but you have to suffer for fashion, right?!

Do you love wearing band shirts?


Saturday, 15 August 2015

CRAZY COLOUR Review | Pinkissimo

PINK HAIR, DON'T CARE! Yeah, that's right :) Can you believe how beautiful and vibrant this wonderful pinkissimo dye is? It is absolutely stunning and god, I feel like a pink princess, haha. My mum found this for me for £2 in River Island because she knows I love my crazy hair colours. This is actually the first time that I've used Crazy Colour and this shade is called Pinkissimo.

I love my hair vibrant so I just used this straight from the bottle but if you want you can add condioner for pastel pink hair. I washed my hair and conditioned and then literally slapped it on. This dye had applied really even on my hair which is a relief and I only had to use one bottle. Because I have different shades of blonde in my hair, the pink dye has taken to a variety of different shades from light pink to bright pink - I love it!! The formula of the dye is amazing too as it felt just like conditioner! I left this on for half an hour and it easily just washed off. My hair feels really soft and shiny.I think this is the happiest I've ever been with my hair and I literally cannot wait to try every. single. crazy. colour. there. is.

What do you think of the Crazy Colour dyes? Do you think you could brave Pinkissimo?
Love Rachel, x x x

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Topshop Wishlist | Fringe

All items are from Topshop.

I still don't know if it's summer or not because we only get the odd day of sun, haha. It's really sunny today though and it inspired me to create another wishlist of dreamy clothes from Topshop. I just think Topshop is so amazing right now. There is a lot of fringing this summer and as you can see, I'm a fan. I think fringing adds so much to an outfit. The outfit that is on the wishlist today is one of my favourites! I just think the lace halterneck top is so beautiful and goes so well with the whole outfit. The star necklace is a really nice touch too. I'm loving the fringe purple backpack too as it's a nice bit of colour and who doesn't love cute little backpacks? I fell in love with these two pair of shoes! So cute and amazing and I think they'll look good with every outfit! I've actually got a skirt like the one above but you can never have too many skirts and look how cute the detail is!

Are any of these clothes on your Topshop wishlist this summer? 
x x x

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Don't Piss Me Off | Outfit of the Day

WHAT I'M WEARING: TOP vintage, SHORTS Missguided, SHOES New Look.

I had to do an outfit post on this top because I think it's so funny. My mum hates this top because she doesn't like me wearing swear words on my clothes but I love it! It says ''Don't piss me off. I'm running out of places to hide the bodies.'' Genius. I bought this from some shop that I don't know the name of. It's quite an alternative shop and there were a load of other t-shirts similar to this one. I bought this top and another one that said ''I am calm, now fuck off'' - my mum hates that top even more than she hates this one haha! Sorry if all this swearing offends you. 
These shorts are my fave pair at the moment! You can't see them all that much because I love wearing my tops in extra large and oversized. I used to feel dead uncomfortable wearing such short shorts but now I don't really care. I'm real shy but if I want to wear something, I will! My shoes are from New look and they are so lovely! I love wearing them when I'm not wearing my boots. They are quite chunky shoes - what's not to love? & of course, I'm wearing my fishnet tights because I just can't not wear them. 

Have a lovely Sunday everyone!
Leah, x

Thursday, 6 August 2015

MAC Dupe Alert | Max Factor Lipfinity Long Lasting Lipstick in Eternally Luscious

I officially cannot stop buying lipsticks! Boots had a 3 for 2 offer on all of Max Factor products and when I saw the new lipfinity lipsticks, I couldn't resist! I thought I'd treat myself to a lipstick that is quite different to any other shade I own and it's called 'Eternally Luscious'. I think this is a beautiful colour and it really is identical to MAC's 'Heroine' lipstick. I don't own 'Heroine' but I've always had my eye on that lipstick but 'Eternally Luscious' is the exact same colour.

I think the packaging to the lipfinity lipsticks is really classy. It looks great in my makeup bag! This lipstick is feels absolutely amazing and doesn't dry my lips out in the slightest. I'd say this lipstick actually feels more like a balm. The colour is so pigmented and vibrant too which I love. I think you get 2 hours out of this lipstick before reapplying which isn't bad. Overall, I think this is a great product and the perfect dupe for 'Heroine' lipstick. This lipstick is £9 which is better than spending £15 on a MAC lipstick which is basically the same colour. The colour is pigmented and last quite a long time but it does wear off faster than most of my other lipsticks. This lipfinity range is definitely one for you if your lips are in need of some TLC!

Have you seen the new Max Factor Lipfinity range? Would you give Eternally Luscious a try?
x x x

Sunday, 2 August 2015

July Favourites

July has been a great month for finding out new products! We have been loving Rimmel's Alarm lipstick. It is the perfect red and it's so vibrant and bright. I'll definitely do a review on this lipstick soon as it's so perfect. It's probably my go to red lipstick at the moment! I don't believe in 'less is more' with my makeup looks (as you can probably tell) and I love wearing Rimmel's Scandaleyes gel eyeliner. This eyeliner is perfect for me as it's so pigmented and it actually stays put all day. The thought of using a gel eyeliner was quite scary at first but I apply this eyeliner with my angled eyeliner brush and it makes it so easy to apply! I bought the Real Techniques brushes last year but I actaully didn't like them. I was on a mission to buy eyeshadow brushes and I found this one in Wilkinsons! It's actually the best eyeliner brush ever and it was only £3. This Narciso Rodriquez perfume has already been on our blog before but I'm so obsessed with wearing it. My older sister got us this perfume as a present when she went on holiday last month, thanks caz! :) Last of all, another favourite of ours in the Original Sources Shower Gels! I can't believe I've only just discovered these because they smell AMAZING! I am yet to try the Vanilla & Raspberry shower gel but the Coconut one and the Raspberry and Cocoa ones were just so gorgeous.
It wouldn't be our July favourites if we didn't add some of our bands in our favourites. We bought the Slipknot mug in HMV last week. I couldn't resist it. I just love Slipknot so I just had to buy this mug. It's so cute isn't it? I also bought a Slipknot keyring and these really cute Nirvana badges for my canvas bag. We also discovered Fear Factory! They're so amazing. No words can even describe this band but we just love them so much. We're actually going to see them in December #excited.

What are your July favourites? Do you like any of our favourites :) 
x x x


Wednesday, 29 July 2015

What's in my bag?

I bought this bag last week online in the sale from New Look after spotting it in the shop. The minute I saw it, I fell in love with it! It's so cute and I've always wanted a little backpack like this! I think this goes with almost all of my outfits too! The fact that this one is silver metallic is just so dreamy! Weird fact: I like to give my bags names and I've named this backpack spaceboy after one of my favourite Smashing Pumpkins songs ;)

So what exactly is in my bag? Let's find out...
I make sure that I always take my phone and my purse in my bag as they're essentials.This is one of my all time favourite purses and I got it a few years ago from River Island.
Next up, I have my Kindle and my Marilyn Monroe compact. I only bought the kindle last week as I'm such a book worm now! I can't believe I used to live life without a Kindle.
I always make sure I carry my lipsticks with me as I cannot live without lipstick. I always have a MAC lipstick with me. I don't usually wear lipgloss but I just bought this one today. Rimmel's lasting concealer is always in my bag. It's my favourite ever concealer and I recommend it to everyone!
The lastest addition to my bag is this Narciso Rodriquez perfume. This is my all time favourite perfume ever! I'm no good at describing perfumes so go give it a sniff! It stays on for hours and it just smells so beautiful!

What do you all have in your bags this summer? 
x x x

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Saturday at the Beach

Today we took a trip to Ainsdale Beach. I love going the beach and Ainsdale is an amazing place to go to and relax. Even though the weather was so windy, I still had a really nice time! I was so cold though that I was wearing two jackets and I was still freezing - some summer this is! Hopefully it will be sunnier when we're on the beach in Devon in a few weeks for our holiday!

 I actually wanted to get some pictures of mine and Leah's outfits and our new hair! But obvioulsy our hair was just blowing everywhere. My hair is purple pink but it's kind of washing out right now. Leah has the ends of her hair dyed blue and I just think it looks amazing.

This was my Marilyn Manson t-shirt's second outting. You can't really see it on the pictures but I'll definitely do a ootd post on it soon. I love Marilyn Manson and me and Leah are actually going to see him in concert in November. I'm so excited and I'm already planning my outfit, ha!

Love Rachel, x

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Visiting London & Seeing Korn!

The most exciting thing ever happened last Thursday! Me and Rachel went to see Korn in London. Not only had we never been to London before but our favourite band were playing the whole of their dubut album in it's entirety to celebrate the 20th anniversary! No words can describe how excited we were to see Korn but also, it turned into a mini adventure of London too!

We arrived in London on Thursday 16th July, the day of the concert. I was so surprised at how busy London is, I don't think I could live there. Plus, it was SO hot in London. We live in Liverpool but down south seems to have a completely different weather system! Enough about the weather now because then we went to the concert. It was at the o2 Brixton Academy, quite a small venue and the queue to get inside was outside the door and around the building! Everyone there (well, most people) had piercings, dreadlocks, long hair, band t-shirts and crazy coloured hair. KORN WAS AMAZING. Best show I've ever been to and me and Rachel were literally screaming out asses off, haha! We're the ultimate fangirls and with Korn being our favourite band - it was too much to handle!

The next day we went to see the crown jewels and went on a little boat trip around London. It was such a lovely trip and needless to say, going to London has definately made me want to travel more. Traveling isn't too bad when you've got coffee to help you through it!

Have you ever been to London?
Leah & Rachel, x
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