Festival Outfit Ideas

Haven’t done a fashion post in a while, so thought I would treat you all on this fine day. I have been internet shopping A LOT lately trying to get some inspiration for some events coming up which include my yearly One Direction concert and this year V FESTIVAL!. I so excited to be going to a festival this year after not going to one since 2010! I love music and some of my favourite artist’s are playing this year, so I’m ready to sing my heart out and get my groove on.

One thing I love about festivals is the fact you can dress up in style that you wouldn’t normally. I always find festivals have this retro, vibrant and hippy vibe, not that I dress normally anyway but festivals give you a chance to be loud and bold with the use of fashion.  Prints and bold colours are a must and we are lucky that they are also on trend this year, giving you a wider variation of items to buy! My favourite colour this season is lime and it just so happens that this is the perfect colour for festivals (You definitely won’t struggle to spot me in the crowd). I always find accesories are a must to top any outfit off ,so don’t be afraid to wear hats and layer the jewellery on! Footwear is tricky but luckily i find yu can’t go wrong with a pair of boots to give the outfit and edge but also they are practical in case it chucks it down, add a pair of frilly socks to make them cute!.

Here’s a few items I found that I love and are perfect items to wear to a festival. All the item’s are from high street stores that include Topshop, River Island, New Look, Dorothy Perkins and Office. If you would like to know where a certain items is from just comment and ill find it for you 😀

Festival Outfit ideas

Favourite Lyrics

Helllloooo,

You know when you are listening to song and you you listen to the lyrics or sing them ridiculously loud in my case, and you juststop and think god that’s a good line or it just won’t leave your head? well I have a book load of them, here’s a few of my favourites!

1. You Me At Six – Save it for the bedroom

‘So who’s keeping score on who is a whore’

(I tend to sing this really loud, giving people the eye)

2.One Direction – Little White Lies

If this room was burning
I wouldn’t even notice
‘Cause you’ve been taking up my mind.
With your little white lies, little white lies.

(Even though I do hope lads that if the room really was on fire, you would notice and save me like a damsel in distress)

3. One Direction- Diana

Diana, Let me be the one to lift your heart up and save your life,
I don’t think you even realize baby you’d be saving mine.

(Aww how sweet… Can I change my name to Diana please? Tar love.)

4. The Calling – Wherever you will go

If I could, then I would
I’ll go wherever you will go
Way up high or down low
I’ll go wherever you will go

(Classic)

5. Arctic Monkeys – I Bet You look good on the dance floor

Stop making the eyes at me,
I’ll stop making my eyes at you.

(Oh Cheeky)

6. Johnny Cash – Ring Of Fire

I fell into a burning ring of fire, I went down down down and the flames went higher.

( Obviously because One Direction didn’t notice the room was burning)

7. Alexisonfire- Boiled Frogs

Poor little tin-man, still swinging his axe even though his joints are clubbed with rust.

(Any wizard of Oz reference is ok in my books)

8. Lewis Watson – Sink Or Swim

Sink or swim,
Hold your breath and just dive right in.
Ride the wave,
(just) ride the wave far from where we came.

(This makes me want to be all romantic on a beach)

9. DJ Otzi – Hey Baby

Hey, Hey Baby (ooh aah)
I wanna know (oh ooh)if you’ll be my girl
When I saw you walking down the street
I said thats the kind of girl I’d like to meet

( I always feel like I’m in a movie and have to act out the lyrics…insert strutting down the street)

10. Red Hot Chilli Peppers – By The Way

Standing in line to
See the show tonight
And there’s a light on
Heavy glow
By the way I tried to say
I’d be there waiting for

I may do a part 2 of this, as I realised there are just so many lyrics I love that are not just One Direction lyrics. ..believe it or not.

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Queen of Pastel hair Lou Teasdale and DIY Pastel dip dye

Helloo my lovers.

I am a huge fan of pastel colours as of lately after spotting some very lovely photo’s of Lou Teasdale rocking some pastel colours as of late. Lou is the ambassador for fudge urban and just a fabulous Beauty guru so check out her blog here www.Louteasdale.com

Lilac Hair

I may have a mild obsession with the colour lilac … I LOVE IT. After a trip to my hairdresser and having lilac put in my hair it faded quite quickly and I saw Lou’s post about using Fudge’s paintbox colour purple haze and whiter shade of pale, by mixing these two together i would get a great pastel shade.

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My Experience – It was very easy to use and mix, remember to use a mixing brush as it is much easier to apply to all of my hair and wrapped it in cling film. After being being left to develop for 20 minutes i then washed it out. My main mistake when using this product was my hair at the time was highlighted blonde, so i still had dark blonde tones in my hair resulting in only platnium blonde being dyed purple. It looked like i had purple highlights in my hair and not so much a pastel colour either. After a few washes however it did fade to a pastel colour. Six weeks later the colour had faded into a pastel blue colour.

Conclusion – Very easy to use but to be used of platinum all over blonde hair and it would look great and it would work even better for dip dye effect on the tips of your hair.. It is a very strong dye as my regular trip tot he hairdresser found after it took several attempts to get rid of the blue tinge to my hair, even with strong bleach.

Peach Dip Dye

After my lilac stage i decided to Lighten my hair and go for Peach dip dye. My hairdresser didi a fabulous job and advised me to buy a dye and fill a bottle half with the colour and half with conditioner to keep my colour topped up, as the pastel colours do fade fast.

My Experience- After spotting another post by the guru that is Lou Teasdale I decided to to try Bleach London super cool colours.

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I chose to use the colour Rose and I apply it mixed with Aussie 3 minute Miracle colour matte conditioner  to the ends of my hair and left it on for 5 minutes before washing out. Even though it is a different colour to the peach tips which I started with I do love this colour that i currently have and it is still going strong after 6 weeks by topping up my ends using this dye and because I am mixing it with conditioner it is not a strong dye and has the lovely pastel peachy pink colour.

Bleach London Cool colour in Rose

My Hair at the Moment

Maddie and Myself

Conclusion – I love this range by bleach london and at the great price of £5, you can’t go wrong. They have a great range of colours too (So Bring on the Mermaid hair). The product was easy to use and smelled great too. If your wanting a brighter colour I advise just using the colour on it’s own, without mixing it with conditioner or Fudge’s whiter shade of pale. I do recommend Bleach Products as I have used their Bleach total bleach kit before on dip dying my hair extensions a while back and was very pleased with the product.

Products available to buy:

Fudge Paintbox Whiter Shade of Pale

Fudge Paintbox ‘Purple Haze

Bleach London Cool Colour in ‘Rose’

Aussie 3 minute Miracle colour matte conditioner

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I will now love and leave you with this song in which my friends sang every time I walked in to the room haha

Love is in the air

I just love this couple. They are just adorable together. It was Valentines day was yesterday and even though I spent it with me, myself and I, I was far from a bitter lemon (not a lesbian). Seeing people in love is just adorable to see and I hope one day I have that connection with someone. So here’s a picture Zayn Malik posted on his twitter account of him and his other half Perrie Edwards…. The cuties and lets just sit and say ‘Awww’ together.

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My playlist right now

As you know I’m a huge music fan and my taste is very varied so I will post some songs in which I constantly have on repeat right now. Enjoy!

Music Lover

I am a massive Music lover and I just can’t seem to dedicate myself to one genre. I have been going to concerts since I was about religiously since i was about 8, my first one being ever one being when i was a baby to see Kool and The Gang. That’s right my mum and Dad thought it was a great idea to take twin babies to a concert… CELEBRATE GOOD TIMES C’MON, Not that i remember the concert mind you but still not many people can say that James “J.T.” Taylor said that they were the most beautiful baby they had seen. That title my friends is dedicated to me (must of had a few whiskeys at that point). My concert that i can remember has to be good old Steps, popping out of massive christmas presents. So i have decided to put together a list of people i have seen Live, giving you and idea of what music i like and also to remind myself as i have a memory of a fish!

Steps, Westlife, Blue, Maroon 5, Kelly Clarkson, Pussycat Dolls (Dont know why i went to that one tbh), Rihanna, Red Hot Chilli Peppers x2, Linkin Park, The Killers, Dizzee Rascal x2, All Time Low, Ed Sheeran, Mayday Parade, Passenger, One Direction x2, You Me At Six x5, Paramore x3, Kaiser Chiefs x2, Ronan Keating, Rise Against the machine, Blink 182, District 3, N Dubz, The Saturdays, Jason Derulo, Metallica, Slipknot, The Wombats x2, The Feeling, Olly Murs, Plain White T’s, Biffy Clyro, Santagold, Babyshambles, The Cribs, Seasick Steve, The Morning of, The Ting Tings, Foals, Vampire weekend, One Night only, The enemy, Weezer.

Gigs next year –

Maroon 5 and One direction

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One Direction ‘This Is Us’ Movie *Contains Spoilers*

The day the premiere of One Direction had arrived Tuesday 20th August 2013. I was a very lucky lady indeed to receive tickets to advanced screening of the film in Sheffield. I could hardly contain my excitement because as you know I am a major fangirl of the 1D Lads.

One Direction at This Is Us premiere in London

 The screening started at 5:30 showing the live stream from the red carpet premiere in London. I was at that point clapping and singing along with the other girls at the screening even i 95% was a GREAT deal younger than myself but HEY i will bond with anyone who can belt out the Take Me Home album at the top of their lungs. There was a wake up call when the Lads arrived on the red carpet and a girl of 8, screamed ‘Pinch me… I must be dreaming’ and another one ‘Niall you sexy Irish Leprechaun get in my bed’ where i found myself do a double take but that was soon forgotten when the Lads winked and kissed the camera, queue swooning.

Live stream from Sheffield Cinema

 THE MOVIE

OH My DAYS it was incredible (Not that I’m Biased}, The documentary was every directioners dream there was plenty of laughter, songs and even teary bits from the Lads parents which had me weeping like a baby.

Favourite bits

ALL OF IT…

but if i had to be picky here were my top  moments

1. When the Boys went Home. You get a glimpse of their home life and their life before X Factor, seeing the boys at home and acting like the down to earth lads you expect them to be. You even get to meet louis northern Gran who seems like a legend and wants to make an appearance at a show when she gets some ear plugs.

2. When Harry and Liam are just chilling on a dock of some sort. Harry just lying there being beautiful and Liam is doing some graft catching a fish, until he finally catches a decent sized fish and the pair of them are pratting around with this fish, with them both dying of laughter. Which resulted in myself crying wth tears.

3.  The Concert. Seeing the concert in 3D was amazing, even if i was scanning the crowd to see if i could see myself at the concert. Even though i think they must of cut my footage as I was basically shaking my boobs at Mr Harry Styles. Perks of the 3D made it very up close and personal, had to stop myself from reaching out to stroke Liam’s face. I was singing along to my favourite songs and shedding a little tear for ‘Little Things’ as i am teenage girl after all (Well I like to think I am)

4. Im sorry but i can’t miss out the bit where Niall is at Pride Park watching Derby County play. As I am also a Derby girl! COME ON YOU RAMS.

5. When the lads perform a backstage run through of little things and Niall and HARRY have a moment on bonding. NARRY alert. Harry very romantically shoves his finger up Niallers nose whilst singing the heart warming song and flicks his bogie away. So beautiful.

THis is as i said a directioner’s dream but even those who not so much fans of the lads will enjoy it as it reveals how relatable they are and down to earth. THye been given an opportunity and are grabbing by the horns. SO hats off to them. I wouldn’t change this for the world (Especially Harry in his boxers) but i would like to of learnt something new about the boys, but this might just be a sign that I in fact know too much about them and in fact am a stalker.

In cinemas from the 29th!

This Is Us

The Life of Job Hunting begins

I am now a graduate of The University Of Lincoln ( for those Inbetweeners fans ‘Goodbye first rate education, Hello University Of Lincoln’) or goodbye in my case! It has been an emotional roller coaster filled with laughter, red bull and supernoodles. I am now opening my eyes to real world in where looking for jobs is the first thing I do in the morning to the last ( apart form checking one directions twitter of course). It difficult to decide what i want to do, as I just keep hoping the perfect job will jump out at me ( Cough Cough Sugarscape or One Directions PA) but reality has hit me and tossing burgers seems a more likely choice.  I have gone from wanting a job in journalism,Theatre, scriptwriting, photography, Filmmaking, social media and becoming a Youtuber. So From today I have given myself tasks until October to keep my head in the game.

1. Write to EVERY one i can in regards to internships and start networking

2. Start writing a sitcom (Ive gathering ideas for a while now)

3. Do a blog post everyday!

4. REMAIN POSITIVE – You never know miracles do happen!

The X Factor 2012

Well isn’t this year’s X Factor a bit dramatic?. I still find myself glued to the television screen every single Saturday and Sunday night with a range of emotions. I am one of viewers who watch it too the end, even if this year it has annoyed me beyond belief.

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  Auditions are always a pleasure to watch, as I’m sure a lot of you as well as myself find great joy in watching people make huge embarrassments of themselves. It may sound harsh but I’m allowed to say it, as i often am one of those people. That Britney spears impersonator will always be scarred into my memories. I’m a huge music fanatic, so of course I also enjoy watching to find the next big star, as part of the audience we start this emotional life changing journey with them.             Image

  I agreed with all judges choices for their acts to go through to live shows, except wait for it…  Nicole. No baby No. I believe instead of Rylan she should of put through Adam Burridge but was soon relieved when i found out he may be put through as the people’s choice, but was then disappointed to find out Chris ‘Cruise ship’ Maloney was chosen instead.

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  At the start of the shows I grew very fond of all the contestants, I will write about the ones that have stuck out to me this year.

Ella Henderson- Ella is by the most talented singers singer by far int he competition. her cover of Cher- Believe will still to this day, remain one of my favourite covers. Ella turned out every week doing incredible vocal performances. This however made Ella forgettable as she brought nothing new to the screens and soon became boring, even though no one can deny her talent. I believe in the point she was voted off in the competition was very un justified as there were worse singers left and i still felt she deserved her place.

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Jahmene Douglas – Is just adorable and i stick to my word now. I would like a pocket sized one of him to take with me everywhere. His talent is indescribable and i find myself enjoying all his performances every week. I am now started to find he very predictable and worry for place in the finals, as he may get boring just as Ella Henderson did. I still cannot fault his voice and his genuine desire for the music.

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James Arthur- I cannot sing the praises of this artist enough. He every week comes back with something different, gripping the audience start to finish and knocks it out of the park every time. He has a raw talent and such a deep connection to the music he performs you cannot not fall under his spell and be a fan of this guy. He is different to any other contestant to the show, which makes him stand out and have so many fans. I am still in shock at the fact he was int he bottom two last week.

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Union J – I love this band. Originally triple J but was George was added at judges houses. They seem to be the dark horses in the competition as they improve every week. I may be biased as you may has realised I’m a fan of boy bands. With the great success of One Direction i can only see great things for the band. It makes a change to find a boyband that can all sing and blend together like these do. Doesn’t help they are all gorgeous too, I have a soft spot for George.Image

     Rylan Clark-  Now tonight Rylan was voted off The X Factor and i have to admit i was half a little sad to see him go as he was great entertainment but the other half was delighted for Union J as a sing off with the correct result by the judges finally happened n was judged by vocal ability. Rylan has been a pleasure to watch and proved himself to be a nice guy throughout and this is not the end for him. TOWIE and Eurovision will soon open their arms wide for him.

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 Chris Maloney – Now i don’t know where to start… Why is he still here?. During audition process we all felt him and soon grew emotionally attached to the nervous scouse but as soon as he was voted in to live shows he did a 360 turn and turned into a Dive. Let’s all be honest i love 80’s and classic songs from the past but lets just leave them in the past shall we?. Who would buy his music seriosuly and at this point tin the competition he should be out. I for the life of me cannot understand who is voting for him…My only conclusion is that his nan own multiple call centre’s.

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 I know their are msuch more contestants in the competition but these are the only ones that have stuck out for me. Now i am a film and tellevision student. so obviosuly i know most of the show is scripted and fixed to a certain extent to increase viewers etc and let’s be honest people can moan about it all they want, it’s an entertainment show and entertaining is what it is doing.

The scandals of which have happened have caused me to tweet/ facebook and even write a post about the show. So it’s definitely doing it’s job right, It has got the audience talking about the show, making it remembered and publicise, which is their goal.

The absence of Simon Cowell the past season’s of The X Factor has definitely been noted though and i can’t help the show will never be the same without him. I always saw simon as the voice of reason and sense. Simon UK is your home and you should return, as i feel this would put the show back to it’s former glory but i remain however a fan.

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