Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Halloween Nails Tutorial


Blood Stained White Nails
OPI Alpine Snow: Amazon £6.10OPI Big Red Apple: Amazon £6.25Thin Nail Art Brush: Amazon £3.95

1. paint your nails white. repeat again for better coverage.
2. let your nails dry fully.
3. dip the thin brush into the red and paint the full tip white about 2mm.
4. then add random lines of various lengths vertically on the nail.
5. always start from the red tip upwards.
6. let your nails dry fully.
7. use any clear top coat.

This is  very simple yet effective nail design, don't worry too much about the random lines. 


This is just a quick tutorial as I am preparing for an interview and haven't had much time to blog in the past few days. I apologise. But more importantly, I reached 20,000 views a couple of days ago. This means the world to me. Thank you to everyone for the support with my blog it means so so so so much.

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Sunday, 28 October 2012

Smart Studs











Blazer: Zara £69.99
Top: Topshop £12.00
Leggings: Topshop £12.00
Boots: Topshop £75.00
Rings: Topshop £8.00
Nails: No7 Shade: Rose Truffle £8.50
Lips: Virgin V Shade: Kiss Me Honey (old) £10.00
Ombre / Dip dye Hair: Debonhair Studio Beverley*

This outfit is inspired by looking smart and presentable whilst still hitting the main trends. A blazer with studs in the perfect match for this. Keeping colour within an outfit is key, so if your not wearing any clothing with colours, why not try some bold statement nail colour. I felt red was good to match the lips and nails. Baring in mind this red was deep and autumn like it works well from day through to night. 

This post is the last time you will see my Ombre hair, as yesterday I had it dyed back my original colour. Its slightly darker than before because my own colour is marginally lighter naturally. However, I love it! (therefore these photos were taken 2 days ago).

Today I sorted out all of my storage for my make-up with the help of some ikea old storage items I found in my loft. I might do a video or a post on this. I'd actually like to know what you would prefer? Comments, would be appreciated. How do you store your beauty / hair / makeup products? I'm so interested as its very personal.

Watch my first haul video here which featured the Zara Blazer. Subscribe to my YouTube channel here.
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I'm hoping to reach 20,000 page views by my birthday, which is on the 5th of November. My parents have challenged me. If i reach this number, I don't have to contribute towards the cost of my birthday present (the iPhone 5) but if a don't reach this number I will have to pay around £100 towards it. This challenge was set a few months back. I'm finally thinking i might actually make it! I've worked really really hard to deliver new and interesting content for you the readers of my blog. 

To ensure I continue to give you exactly what you want, i'd love you to tell me what to write my next post about. It could be a video you want me to do, a post, a vlog? ANYTHING. So if there's something you'd like to know more about, or you'd like to question me about, then here's your chance. Ultimately its you the readers I want to please, whatever you want to see next on here, just ASK for and I will try my best. Or if you leave a question, and I have enough questions, I will do a video where I answer your questions individually! So don't be shy.




Sunday, 21 October 2012

A years supply of Blanx Toothpaste






The face of Blanx Toothpaste 2013 Runner Up



Blanx Non-abrasive whitening toothpaste x12 *

Some of you may know that I entered a competition to be the new face of Blanx Toothpaste for 2013. I was short listed and made the top 10, you can view a post on that here. Sadly I didn't win, but I did really well to come that far in the competition. I was however a runner up. Yesterday I received a package from Blanx which was soooooo exciting. I was aware they were sending me some products, so I was expecting a tube of toothpaste. 


When I opened my package I scream with excitement! They have sent me a years supply of their toothpaste which I LOVE. I cannot believe I have 12 tubes. This is my absolute dream runner up prize.


I've always used this toothpaste because it's simply the best around. Italian's really know toothpaste. I would recommend this product to anyone looking for a fresh, bright smile. It has ingredients based on natural Arctic Lichen. Each box has a BlanXometer to test your teeth whiteness as you use the product.


I have never had my teeth whitened but regularly use this product. This is what my teeth look like:





All whiteness is credit to an amazing company and toothpaste.


Thank you to Ashleigh Fell at Blanx.


Anna x

Friday, 19 October 2012

Military









White Yves Saint Laurent Shirt: Charity Shop £3.00
Agenda Thick Shirt: Charity Shop £3.00
Ankle length Leggings: Topshop £12.00
Spiked Bracelet: Asos £6.00
French Manicure: OPI Alpine Snow & OPI Altar Ego

Craving a cheaper option to Topshop Military range?
Can't convince yourself to buy that £55.00 shirt?
Well don't, like me.

Do however, raid your local charity shops!!

Let me know if you find some brilliant stuff like me.


Anna x

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Studded Boots






Boots: Primark £20.00

How cute are these black studded boots. With a decent sole and comfort an added bonus, I can understand why girls are fighting over these in Primark. Luckily the last pair available were a size 3. Hello lovely irresistible boots. The price tag was a no brainer. Cute, Cheap and Studded, oh yes. 

Oh Anna, Another pair of black boots? Quote the mother. My topshop black allegra's are well and truly my most warn boot. But who can ever have enough boots? Plus its getting cold. I don't think i've ever felt a colder wind than today.

Blog make over done, comments below please.

I'm planning a fashion show for my Business Events Module at college.

Looking for models in Hull. Email me if your interested.
annaluefook@hotmail.co.uk

Company magazine November issue is a must, go and get it now, or get it on your iPad.
Ophelia Horton, she's 12, LFW regular. Yes, you read that correctly. I'm completely fascinated by this girl. Visit her blog here.

Apologise for the break in YouTube videos. Although there are a few to watch.
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Friday, 12 October 2012

Facial Toner Reviews



ASDA SKIN SYSTEM VITAMIN E FACE TONER
£1.00 for 150ml
I love this product, its so cheap and I always pick it up in asda with the food shop. It does exactly what it says on the bottle and I feel that for the money this product is brilliant. However my skin can sometimes be flaky, so i would then use this product to give it moisture, but about an hour later if I haven't applied my make up it is a little bit flaky again. Thats the only bad thing I can say about this product. The smell it nice and subtle. I would recommend this as a very cheap but high quality product that works well for use in a morning before make up. Overall rating 6/10, it could be a bit better.


SIMPLE SOOTHING FACIAL TONER
£3.00 for £200ml
This however would be my favourite. It helps to combat my flaky skin which I hardly get any more since using this for around 3 weeks! There is NO smell which I really like. I love all simple products but I find the moisturiser gives me spots even the light one. However I love this brand and would like to buy a selection of the simple products to review on my blog at a later date. This product is good to use at night before bed. Waking up to fresh skin always make my Monday morning slightly easier. Simple products are soooooo irresistible because their all natural products with 'good for you' ingredients! Overall rating 10/10, one of the best around I believe!

The Verdict
My Favourite: SIMPLE SOOTHING FACIAL TONER
Value for money: ASDA SKIN SYSTEM VITAMIN E FACE TONER
Which i'd send as a present: SIMPLE SOOTHING FACIAL TONER





Thursday, 11 October 2012

Body Scrub & Polish Review





THE BODY SHOP, COCONUT BODY SCRUB
£12.50 for 200ml
High-end product.
Personally the packaging isn't that appealing (although I am aware of a range packaging redesign, me likessss). This smell is subtle yet long lasting. It makes my legs feel soft and flake free. I find that it also doesn't leave a residue around my bath which I like a lot. (so sick of cleaning that salt based line). I would definitely recommend this product as it has changed my routine. I use this scrub once a week and I LOVE the day that I use it. I tend to bye this product when its on sale, on the odd 50% off days instore and occasionally online. Overall rating would be 9/10, the price is a little off putting.

SOAP AND GLORY, FLAKE AWAY BODY POLISH
£7.00 for 300ml
High-street product.
This packaging screams 'i need attention, open me and see what all the fuss is about' which I love. Honestly i do really love this product. The only thing I can say negatively  about it is that the smell for me just isn't what I like, its too oppressive. BUT it does actually work equally as well as the Body Shop Coconut, therefore this product is better value quantity wise. My friend swears by this every weekend (her legs are considerably longer than mine though, lol) her legs always feel so smooth and her tan applies really well. Overall rating would be 7/10, i'm just not mad for the smell of it.


Saturday, 6 October 2012

Newspaper Nails Tutorial






Newspaper Nails

Cool effect right? Inspired by Em Shel over at adayinthelifeofems.blogspot.com 

You probably already have all the things you need at home!
You will need: White nail polish, Top coat, Vodka, Newspaper text & Scissors.

1. paint your nails white, let them dry.

2. dip your nail in vodka for 10 seconds, hold a nail shaped piece of newspaper on the nail applying pressure for 30 seconds.
3. peel off, and repeat on each nail.
4. apply topcoat approx 20 mins after to prevent smudging. 
(use a different piece of newspaper for every nail!)

simple. unique. eye catching. 


If you do these nails i'd love to see a picture!!!!

Anna x

Military Shirt



 


Shirt: Topshop £45.00

Leggings: Topshop £12.00

Drawstring Bracelets x2 Kurt Geiger £1.00

Today i'm going shopping with my Mum! She bought me the new iPhone 5 for my birthday which means i'm not allowed it yet, ooh so exciting. 
Gosh its COLD.
Hello warm clothes, layering and boots. MY BIRTHDAY ALSO. On bonfire night!

LOVELY. Oh and Hull Fair is here YESSSSSSSSSSS. Fair food is the best.
(only from the clean places, hygiene freak enters).

Anna x

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

I've been shortlisted! The face of Blanx toothpaste 2013



The face of Blanx toothpaste 2013
in association with Cosmopolitan Magazine


Whilst writing a review for Blanx toothpaste for my blog i stumbled upon the Blanx competition and thought 'what do i have to loose?'. So i entered and hoped for the best! I asked all of my friends to vote and am in the FINALS!!!
I entered the competiton to be the new face of Blanx toothpaste about two weeks ago. Yesterday I was emailed to say that I have been shortlisted made the Top 10! Thank you to everyone who voted for me on the Blanx facebook smile wall. I also bought Company magazine and have seen the advert for the competition. I'm still struggling to believe I have made the top 10, and frankly i'm honoured!

I had to send a head shot first and yesterday the top 10 had to send a full body shot. Above are both of the photos.

The one winner will;
  • Become the online smile of BlanX for 2013.
  • Take part in a photo shoot for Cosmopolitan magazine which will feature in their January issue.
  • An over night stay for two in London with an evening.
  • A meal at a top London restaurant.
  • £250 worth of Selfridges vouchers.
  • A year’s supply of BlanX products.
Thank you to everyone who has helped me and believed in me.
It just goes to show that my blog has opened up great oppertunities for me.
I will be doing a giveaway around November time to say thank you to my readers.

Anna x