Friday, 1 November 2013

Pintrest Love


I know I'm super super late on the bandwagon but I've only just fallen in love with Pintrest. For some reason I could never get into it before! If you'd like to follow me it's http://www.pinterest.com/alicesking/  
send me your links too, because I need more people to follow!

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Isabel Marant for H&M


This has to be one of the most exciting H&M collaborations in quite a while. I'm always converting Isabel Marant pieces as her effortlessly chic cuts and stylish colour palettes are right up my street. Her collection for H&M didn't disappoint so I've complied a collection of my favourite items.

Friday, 25 October 2013

My Halloween Nail Art Picks


 I love getting dressed up for Halloween, especially doing my nails to match my outfit. I've found some really cool nail art ideas recently so i thought I'd share them...


1. Pumpkin- here
2. Zombie- here
3.Web- here
4.Mummy- here

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Neon Dip Dye Nails By Umberto Giannini


I've been obsessed with wearing false nails lately. I'm really guilty for peeling of my nail polish off when they're painted meaning they usually look more than a little bit silly. False nails are so much less hassle for me because I don't end up re-paining my nails almost every evening. 
I fell in love with these dip dye ones in Boots by Umberto Giannini (pretty sure they usually make hair products though?!). They're super easy to apply and come with glue. The shape of them fit my nails really well so i didn't even have to file them. They're not too long so great of you want to wear them everyday. I've had loads of compliments when wearing them and lots have people have said how natural they look too. i'll definitely be picking more of these up soon!
Bye them here




Sunday, 20 October 2013

London Fashion Weekend Haul and Goodie Bag


Another thing that kept me away from blogging last month was going down to London for London Fashion Weekend. It was a really fun and I'd definitely recommend going if your into fashion. There was a catwalk show showcasing the biggest trends of AW13 and loads of really great brands with amazing deals. My favourite part was listening the the creative director or Elle Magazine do a talk about putting together a cover of the magazine and what it's like to work at Elle. We also got a goodie bag so I thought I'd share what was in it and the little thing I bought.


I was most excited about these as I've always heard great things about the band but never tried it. I'm in love with the protein spay, it feels like it's made a really big difference to the condition of my hair. The hairspray also has amazing hold however I've only been using it for nights out as it's a bit much for everyday.

This is a limited edition colour for LFW which is pretty cool. It's a really nice classic red which is always useful to have. The quality pleasantly surprised me as I didn't expect much from a Maybelline polish but the staying power and finish are both great. 

I was super excited to see this in the bag as this used to be my all time favourite mascara. However on closer inspection I realised it was actually in blue! It's quite cool to get it though, as I do want to branch out and use a bit more colour in my make up and I wouldn't have normally bought this. 

Beauty Candy
This really isn't my kind of thing to be honest, as I've never been into silly health fads or dieting. These sweets claim to be good for you and make you beautiful. I'm pretty sceptical of their claims and I'm not rushing to find out of they're true since they taste really strange. The other flavours might be nicer though.

Kusmi Tea
Sadly I'm not a tea drinker (yes, I'm like the biggest fail of a norther) but brands like this make me really wish I was. The packaging is so cute and I love the idea of loose tea. My friend (who is a massive tea drinker) says this is really nice though.

Lavazza Coffe
I'm absolutely addicted to coffee so this was right up my street. I really enjoyed this brand, which I'd never tried before and I'll certainly be getting it again.


House Of Harlow Ring
This was the only item I bought and I got it for a really good deal. I absolutely love it as it's such a unique and versatile ring. I'm a big mixed metals fan so I love that's it incorporates gold and silver. 

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Interning Experiences...



As I said in my last post I spent my summer off from uni dong a fashion internship in London. It was the first time I’ve ever done a proper internship for a really big brand but it was honestly one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. I thought I’d share some experiences I’ve always found blog posts like this really helpful in the past. 

[image from the Devil Wears Prada- thankfully my experience was a lot less stressful than Andrea's]
  • Is interning worth it? 
I definitely think it is. I’ve learn so much about the industry, had some really great experiences and met some really lovely (and also some famous!) people. Which is totally worth the long days and hours of travelling. However, interning definitely isn’t cheap. Most likely, especially in fashion, you won’t be paid. You’ll also probably be based in London (or another big city if you’re abroad) which works out pretty expensive. However I’d say it’s 100% the best money you’ll spend if your serious about a career in fashion. It’s worth trying as hard as you can to find relatives or friends to stay with and saving money from a part time job to afford it.

[A pop up shop I helped set up and worked at]

  • What I did...
Officially I was a website and studio assistant, which was as broad as it sounds. I really loved doing different things everyday as I gave me a good taste for what things I most enjoy. I worked with a few other girls who all studied similar degrees to me. On the website we worked on the online shop, blog posts and some photoshop bits. As well as lots of social media things. We also did things like helping organise, set up and worked in pop up shops. Doing errands around London, and getting to visit some pretty cool places- err hello Urban Outfitters HQ and Claridges. There was of course slightly less exciting things like getting coffee and stock counts.

[Backstage at the show]
  • Highlight...

The highlight of my two months there, had to be fashion week. On my last day I went to the show which was literally the most exciting thing ever. It was my first fashion week experience and the show was amazing! It was so cool seeing it all come together as well as being packed full of important fashion people and loads of celebrities. I helped with seating for the buyers which was really cool and also got to see what happened in preparation for the show backstage. 

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Update...

So you might have noticed that I've been pretty terrible at blogging lately. However, I have a pretty exciting reason why. I've been doing a fashion internship in London. The last two months have been an amazing experience. I've learnt SO much at my internship, met some really lovely people and generaly had an amazing time. On Saturday I'll also be helping with the show at London Fashion Week which has been something I've wanted to do for years. I'll be going back to uni in a few weeks which should bring a more rigid routine and time for blogging. I'll have some exciting posts coming up about Fashion Week, interning and being back at university. Hope you're all well and thanks for sticking with me!