Love Becca xxx
I've always had a little bit of an obsession with sticking things in a book and documenting random things on paper. So i thought I'd share that with you , this will hopefully be the first of a series of posts called Scrap-book Style, letting you in on what trends and beauty secrets I'm sticking into my fashion scrap-book. Hope you enjoy!!
Im starting with the cape. I am in LOVE with this trend at the moment! Although i don't really know what to call it, cape coat, shawl, poncho?!?! I think I'll just stick to cape. Chloe picked up on this trend and we saw their beautiful initialed capes on the runway, I love the simplicity of this cape and how the colours work so well with each other, and how the initials add a cute personal touch.
Capes are easily dressed up by throwing them over a dress, playsuit or skirt and whip of a pair of heel and you have instant sophistication! And it looks like you've spent ages picking out the perfect out fit! ( they will never know that you threw it together in 10 minutes).
But if your just going on a shopping day with your friends, you can easily pair them with a pair of jeans or leggings, a simple t-shirt and some flats. If you want to add just a little bit more to the jeans option I think that capes pair beautifully with hats! I don't know if Id be able to pull of this look but I think it makes the whole outfit seem so well pulled together.
Well i hope you like this new idea and let me know if you have any other ideas on what I could do for my next Scrap-book Style.
Love Becca xxx
I always find it tough deciding what to wear on halloween, and usually just end up drawing whiskers on my face and going as a cat (how original). Its now the day before halloween and I still have not made up my mind as to what I should wear!!! So if your like me and are browsing the intern the night before franticly trying to throw together something. Maybe I can help. My friend asked me to do had makeup for costume ideas and I thought i would share it with you in the hope that it may inspire some of you.
She asked me to make her into a beaten up doll kinda thing, and this is what happened....
First I mixed some white face paint with foundation to create a paler porcelain like appearance, and then put on some blusher to make her cheeks seem overly rosy.
Then, to create the appearance of larger eyes I used the same white paint to add a thick white line under the eyes.
I then added some eyeshadow to her upper lids. Used a lighter purple from my accessorise pallet and for the lid and then added the colour creep from the naked pallet just above the crease to create the illusion that the eye is slightly bigger than it actually is. finally I blended it all together with the darker purple from the accessorise pallet and using the lightest colour from that pallet, added a highlight to the corner of the eye.
Using a liquid eyeliner I drew a line along the bottom of the white section I painted on earlier, I then connected this line to one I drew on the upper lash line and created a small wing. I then stuck on some eye lashes to the upper lash line, ideally I would have stuck some on to the line under the eye but i ran out of eyelashes!! So I drew them on with the same liquid eye liner instead. And I filled in the eyebrows to make them stand out a bit more.
To create doll like lips I started off by covering them with the foundation mixture to blend them in with the skin. I then drew on some smaller doll shaped lips with a lip liner
Now for the bruises! I started off by dabbing some lipstick (any purple toned lipstick will do) onto the skin in the places where she wanted the bruises to be. I then went and blended the two colours from the eyebrow pallet (or you can use matte eyeshadow) over the top.
To finish iff the look I just put her hair in pig tails and tied in some mismatched ribbons.
Thanks for reading I hope that this can help some people with deciding on what to go as for Halloween I would have loved to do more of these but its a bit late now!!
Love Becca xxx
The other day I was tagged by the lovely Eleanor from Eleanor's Adventures and Katie from katikins, to do the liebster award which basically involves answering ten questions that they came up with.
So here are my answers to Eleanor's questions...
1. When did you start blogging and why? Well I actually only started blogging the other day. I started because I was reading blogs like zoella etc. and thought that i would give it ago.
2. If you could meet one person (living or dead) who would it be? Sutton Foster, I have no idea what i would ask her though. About her life???
3. One book or film that influenced your life in a major way? I have absolutely no clue sorry!!
4. If you could visit any destination in the world where would you go and what would you do there? Russia to go and see a ballet at the Bolshoi.
5. Your hopes and dreams for the next 10 years? I would absolutely love it if I got a lead role in a west end/ Broadway production!!!
6. What would be your dream and nightmare job? My dream job would be to perform on broadway/west end. my nightmare job would be something like working in mcdonalds for the rest of my life !
7. All time favorite album/ piece of music? I am a big sucker for a musical sound track and i think the music from miss siagon is so beautiful.
8. Who/ what is your biggest creative influence? Svetlana Zakharova. She is just so amazing.
9. Your all time favourite piece of clothing? That would have to be my grey baby doll style dress from top shop. Its so comfy and its just something i can chuck on if I'm in a rush.
10. If you could only eat one type of food for the rest of your life what would it be? I love corn on the cob!
And here are my answers to Katie's questions...
1. What is your favourite film? I never really know the answer to this question, but id have to say bed knobs and broomsticks or mrs Doubtfire (childhood faves).
2. Favourite colour? Pink!
3. Favourite day of the week? Definitely saturday.
4. OTP? Zalfie <3
5. One person you would like to meet? Sutton foster.
6. How tall are you? 5ft 8 i think
7. Winter or summer? winter (cozy jumpers, snow and christmas!!!)
8. Makeup bag essentials? Eyebrow kit, mascara and concealer.
9. Most worn item in your closet? Grey baby doll dress.
10. One thing you can't live without? Green tea!!!
11. Favourite actor/actress? Sutton Foster.
Chloe's Floral World
My questions for you...
1. Tea or coffee?
2. Favourite snack?
3. If you had to take up a new hobby what would it be and why?
4. Jeans or a skirt?
5. Favourite book you've read?
6. What inspired you to start a blog?
7. Celebrity idol?
8. What are your closet must haves?
9. How many different colours of nail varnish do you own?
10. Would you ever give up blogging? If so why?
You must link back to the person who tagged you
You must answer all the questions above
You must come up with 10 other questions of your own
You must Tag other bloggers with under 200 followers
love Becca xxx
So I've been seeing a lot of pictures on instagram etc. of people with negative space nail art. At first I wasn't quite sure if I liked it or not but after trying out a few patterns it grew on me and now I think it looks pretty cool. I also recently purchased a matte top coat so i decided to test that out as we'll, and I'm amazed at how fast it drys compared to regular top coat.
Sorry that its not that neat, i was only testing out patterns so they are bit smudged and chipped!!
For the first pattern I used a BarryM nail paint in 304 mint green and painted it over half my nails. I then used a black polish with a thin brush from Andrea Fulerton Nail Boutique, to line the gap left at the base of the nail. I feel like I should have stopped there and that I ruined it a bit by adding the line around the rest of the nail and and the matte top coat.
For the second look first I decided to choose a simpler design.
Hope you found this sort of tutorial thingy useful in some way. Why not go and try your own negative space creations.
Love Becca xxx
So, im not really sure what to write for my first post so I guess I'll just talk about my interests and what I plan to post about in the future.
Im a sixteen year old girl from just outside London who loves theatre, dance, fashion and beauty.
Beauty and fashion- I had an interest from a young age and from the day I got my first makeup set I was testing out different makeup in any spare time I had. Although I thought that I was pretty good at make up and putting an outfit together, I can guarantee that bright blue eyeshadow, red lipstick and a whole can of glitter hairspray does not look good unless you are going to some sort of fancy dress party. I used to pin my sister on the floor to give her "makeovers" to test out my non existent makeup skills, which she absolutely hated! Hopefully I've improved since then. I still love testing out makeup products and experimenting with different looks, which range from day to day wearable styles, to the crazy creations you would never leave the house wearing. I went through a phase of re-painting my nails almost everyday, my room stank! I still enjoy painting my nails and doing different patterns on them, I don't think I will ever paint my nails as much as I did back then unless I want to pass out from all the fumes in my room. Sometimes I'm just to lazy and unskilled to paint my right hand and just have one hand painted (please say some of you do this too!).
Theatre- well I've been referred to as a walking musical (that should give you a clue). I fell in love when a drama did an hour session with my class at school, I was in year three so I was about 7 at the time. I loved it so much my mum signed me up to the club that day! After four years with the club I got too old and had to leave ): but I found another club to go to, Youth Theatre Workshops, here i was introduced to musicals and i became obsessed! I still attend YTW, here we put on a different show every term (thats three shows a year). Its extremely tiring but I love it. Drama has improved my confidence immensely and recommend it to anyone who lacks self esteem, I am still quite a quiet person in everyday life so when people who know me come and see our shows for the first time, they are quite surprised . I have made so many amazing fiends through drama and I hope some of you are able to try it. here are some pictures of some of the shows we have performed.
This photo is from when we did a show called The Producers. I played the part of Ulla the swedish "secretary" (I think you get what i mean). Its a Mel Brooks musical comedy and was so fun to perform.
this if from when we performed cats. We only got to do one performance which was really sad, but it was by far one of the most enjoyable performance i have ever done.
Dance- this sort of links to theatre but I thought it deserves its own section. I've danced ever since I was about six which is actually quite late compared to other people. I loads of my friends went to ballet and I wanted to do it as well (sheep!), I begged my mum constantly until she finally let me join. Because i joined late-ish I was always in a class of people slightly younger until I finally caught up with the people my own age. Not long after I started ballet classed I joined tap and modern. I still dance tap ballet and now pointe, but I swapped modern for jazz/contemporary classes. I don't have any pictures of me dancing at the moment but I will probably do another blog post on just dance some time in the future, and when I do, I promise to upload some pictures (if I have any decent ones).
sorry this post was just a bit of a ramble and quite long,
Love Becca xxx