Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Hair Inspiration - Blake Lively #2014bloggerchallenge

 
Hey Guys,
 
Sorry this is a few days late. My exams only finished this week and I wanted to take time on this post so here it is. Better late than never eh?
 
Two days I ago I finished Gossip Girl on Netflix. I have finally seen every single episode in order. WOW! It is so good! Now before this turns into me fangirling over Chuck and Blair. I know this show finished a few years ago but for me its only now an obsession and Blake Lively has recently appeared back on the red carpet. Since the met ball and Cannes film festival everyone is talking about her once again. During the show I never managed to make a decision about who I love more Blair or Serena but for hair inspiration alone Blake wins all.
 


From this years Met Ball with her husband Ryan Reynolds. (Source my tumblr) Granted these aren't close ups of her hair do but she was also one of my favourite dresses from the Met and as Serena her hair was normally textured so I loved seeing how versatile her hair is in a glamorous style with very Gatsby curls.
 



 
I am just utterly in love with the gorgeous honey colour, the length and the volume and texture Blake always seems to have. She is never photographed with bad hair. It woks in buns, messy plaits, fishtail braids, curled  and especially natural waves. There is something so magical about Blake's hair. She is know in the fashion world for her beautiful blonde locks for a reason.
I am trying to grow my hair out but at the moment I style it as bet as I can to get Blake's famous textured natural looking waves.
 
I hope you enjoyed reading this. Thanks. Let me know in the comments if you would like more posts like this about who inspires my style and who I admire. Also let me know if you love Gossip Girl?
 
Love Charlotte
xxx
 
 
Also if you enjoy reading my A Fashion Oddity please nominate me for either the Next Newcomer award at this link or the best new beauty blog for the cosmopolitan blog awards. if you do so please tweet me @afashionoddity so I can thank you!
 My post on the awards is here!
 
 

Sunday, 25 May 2014

French Riviera - Product Review

 
 
Hey Guys,
 
I had this nail varnish for Easter which was a while back but I am falling in love with it!
 
It is from L'Oreal in the shade 'French Riviera'. It is a beautiful pastel sky blue with a hint of blue shimmer in it. It is not at all glittery and you hardly notice it. It is a perfect shade for summer aside from the bold pinks and corals. I did review on Barry Ms 'blueberry ice cream' which I do love but I wanted something lighter and this is perfect. 



 
This is my first nail varnish from L'Oreal and I will certainly be purchasing from them again. It lasts up to a week with hardy any chips and it dries so quickly it is so amazing. I love the packaging it is so stylish and slick. The bush is a lot larger than most and it works amazingly it also means you use less product and it leaves less excess product on your skin around the nail which is amazing. 
 
Thanks for reading.
Love Charlotte
xxx
 
 
Also if you enjoy reading my A Fashion Oddity please nominate me for either the Next Newcomer award at this link or the best new beauty blog for the cosmopolitan blog awards. if you do so please tweet me @afashionoddity so I can thank you!
 My post on the awards is here!
 

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

The £1 Lipstick! Product Review

 
Hey Guys,
After the hit with my last review post and its bargain find (which you can read here) I thought I would give you all another bargain themed review.
Most people know and love the drugstore brand MUA and if you don't where have you been in the beauty world. Either way are you aware they sell amazing lipsticks for only £1!!! You heard me only £1!
 



 
The first shade I got was this vibrant red in the shade number 13. It is very bright and a perfect first red for anyone who is scared of a red lip like myself. It stands out so well and really is the perfect all round red. I would recommend using with a lip liner though but apart from that it lasts a nice amount of time considering and is so moisturising.  

The next lipstick I got is the shade 4. It is a beautiful neon bubble-gum pink. I was in love with the colour at first however this is my least favourite of the three I picked up because it is so sheer which may be brilliant for some people but you cant even build it up. This one I wont be using much at all





The final shade I got is shade 2. I had been on a hunt for a berry colour similar to my all time favourite lip stick which is now discontinued so I had my eye on Revlon's Berry Couture and even though £7 is cheap compared to high end lipsticks once I saw this one for only £1 I know how ridiculous it would have been to spend an extra £6.
This is pink toned purple shade with the slightest hint of sparkle. It can be built up really well and is more suited for an even look but the sparkle is so unnoticeable I wear it often as a statement in the day. It has long wear and is so moisturising. The only problem with this (which is with all of the lipstciks I have mentioned) is it does get on you teeth much easier than most lipsticks so I would recommend taking special care when applying but for £1 it isn't really a big problem.




 
 As with most of MUAs products it can be a gamble but here for the mere price of £1 that gamble is certainly worth it especially when you aren't sure if a trendy bright colour with suit your or wash you out then instead of splashing out on a MAC try the colour first here!
 
Thanks! Let me know in the comments your favourite MUA lipstick shade?
 
Love Charlotte
xxx
 
 
Also if you enjoy reading my A Fashion Oddity please nominate me for either the Next Newcomer award at this link or the best new beauty blog for the cosmopolitan blog awards. if you do so please tweet me @afashionoddity so I can thank you!
 My post on the awards is here!
 

Friday, 16 May 2014

My 17th birthday and Birthday haul!

 
Hey Guys,
 
As some of you may know if you follow my twitter (@afashionoddity ) you will know a week last Sunday (4th of may) was my17th birthday.
Yup that's the same days as Star wars and Audrey Hepburn's birthday too.

I had my best friends sleepover where we played rock band, watched Clueless and 10 things I hate about you along side a good gossip. On my actual birthday I attended a family christening then went into Cardiff shopping and went to Ask! Italian for dinner with my family. I had a  wonderful day and was spoilt rotten so I thought I would share with you all some of the things I received.



 
How Beautiful is this top???
From Yumi at House of Fraser


 
Pink Blazer from New Look


 
Laura Ashley polka dot amethyst mug

 
Cute little butterfly trinket dish


 
Oh so Clueless 90s dress OOhhh Yeah!

 
The My Future Listography book which I wanted since Louise from sprinkleofglitter mentioned the series and the Paris Street Style book the I wanted after seeing Sammi from The Beauty Crush recommend it...they are both so good.



 
 A few books including the most beautiful edition of The Great Gatsby you have ever seen designed in collaboration with Tiffany and Co.

 
Pretty statement necklace.

 
Big paint box a necessity for an art student.


How funky is this photo frame.
 
Butterflies everywhere! Candles and the trinket dish from above.
 
 
This lovely real leather belt from Ollie&Nic

 
A money box, pens and Ellie Gouldings latest album and two Arctic Monkeys albums which are all amazing. Not forgetting my badge!

 
Finally a balloon with Tangled and Frozen in 3D. You can read my review of Frozen here!
 
I also want to apologise for the lack of posts these last few weeks since my birthday. I have been sitting my AS exams so I have been constantly revising and we also received some tragic news in the family so we have been dealing with that! Thank you!
 
Love Charlotte
xxx
 
 
Also if you enjoy reading my A Fashion Oddity please nominate me for either the Next Newcomer award at this link or the best new beauty blog for the cosmopolitan blog awards. if you do so please tweet me @afashionoddity so I can thank you!
 My post on the awards is here!
 
 

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Cosmopolitan blog awards 2014!

Hey guys,
 
I have been nominated for the Next Newcomer award. I am sure all you readers who are in on the blogosphere know exactly how these awards work by now but basically treat a 'nomination' like a vote just follow this link http://www.next.co.uk/cosmo-blog-awards/ to the next page give your email address, this website URL which is afashionoddity.blogspot.co.uk and the rest is self explanatory. It literally takes two seconds and would mean the world to me, I am not expecting to be shortlisted but each nomination, like or comment really means the world to me that people are enjoying the things I write on this blog!

If you do so drop me a tweet at @afashionoddity or leave a comment letting me know you have nominated me and of course also feel free to ask me to nominate your blog too.
 
So if you love A Fashion Oddity what are you waiting?
Thank you! 

Love Charlotte
Xxx
 

Monday, 5 May 2014

A look at my music taste(music taste tag) #2014bloggerchallenge

 
Hey Guys,
 
This is going to be a little bit of a life update too. I firstly want to apologise for the lack of posts during April and this last week my first exam is next Tuesday so that is where the majority of my time is being spent. Also if you follow my twitter you will know (@afashionoddity) it was my birthday on Sunday (4th of May) so I have a birthday present haul and vlog post coming for you all soon.

Anyway for the topic of music I wasn't really sure what to do, just talk about my favourite artists or songs would be too tricky so I have come up with a few music related questions in a tag style. So feel free to complete this and let me know if you do.

1. A stand out song from those childhood school discos?

Uptown girl by Billy Joel or 5 colours in her hair by McFly

2. An artist you love due to your parents influence/ you brought up on?

This is a big part of my music taste my dad brought me up on a lot of old rock and a few other random artists most of which I still listen today such as Bryan Adams, U2 and Aerosmith a few others are Phil Collins, Billy Joel and a country singer called Garth Brooks.

3. Five artists to sum up your taste?

Taylor Swift, McFly, All time Low, Green day and Blondie

4. Favourite song of the moment?

Fancy by Iggy azalea ft Charlie xcx

5. CDs, Download or vinyl?

CDs all the way, I can honestly say I have only ever downloaded one song!

6.Most recently purchased album/song?

Well I had two CDs for my birthday (so you will have to wait for my birthday haul for those)  but yesterday I bought AM by Arctic monkeys with some birthday money.


I hope you enjoyed this music taste tag. I wanted something easier to answer than the typical favourite artist ever for example because I simply cannot choose when it comes to music.

I tag Beki from bekilouisebeauty.blogspot.co.uk
Chloe from realityleaveslotstoimagination.blogspot.co.uk
Anna from houseofbargain.wordpress.com
and Gabby from anothergirlyblg.blogspot.com
and anyone else reading this.

Thanks for reading.
Love Charlotte
xxx


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