A FLOOD OF BLOOD TO THE HEART

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CHOKER* // LOST AT SEA
JACKET* // MISSGUIDED
DRESS* // CHICWISH
BOOTS* // MISSGUIDED
LIPS // MAC BOYFRIEND STEALER

LYRICS: BLOODFLOOD PT II - ALT J

PHOTOS: ALEX INKIN

As Halloween is slowly creeping up on us, I thought I'd post this outfit, as (in my opinion) it has a slight witchy vibe to it.  I absolutely love the Missguided Zazula jackets and actually own the nude one as well (outfit post coming soon!) - it's so soft and the perfect piece to layer underneath when it starts to get a bit more chilly.  The cut-out on this dress is such a unique piece and I'm actually really impressed with the quality and fit - usually it's a little questionable from the Chinese-based sites, but Chicwish always deliver, very impressed.  This was my day-to-night look from my three-day bender in London the other week, hence why the photos are a little lacklustre as I was totally shattered!

PS. As you guys probably have noticed, I use lyrics as the titles for my outfit posts, and I thought you might want to know what kind of music I listen to, so will now start linking to the song in future posts!
AMY X

REVIEW // Bee Good 3-in-1 Cleansing Water

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Ooh another attempt at a beauty post, look at me go!

This product I actually got a while ago so I've had a good amount of time to review it, and I must say I'm really impressed with it.  Before I get into anything, here's a little information about the brand & product.

Bee Good was created by a husband & wife, combining Simon's beekeeping hobby with Caroline's love of skincare, so all products use beeswax and honey from British bees.

"This 3-in-1 cleansing water dissolves make-up, cleanses and tones the skin - no water needed!  Gentle enough to use on the delicate eye area, it leaves skin bee-autifully clean, toned and refreshed.  The active ingredients include moisturising British wild flower honey, brightening red algae and refreshing wild water mint."

Firstly, I'm surprised at how long the product has lasted me; I didn't think 100ml would go that far, but I got it in July and after using it every other day or so there's just under half left (I'd say).  I usually use it after taking heavier make-up off with my Body Shop Camomile eye makeup remover but have used for a full face of makeup before and this product works better than my Garnier Micellar Water with removing eye make-up.  I need to use 4 cotton pads for my full face, but always double cleanse as I have blemish prone skin and want to make sure my face is completely clean.  It's also very delicately scented, which I don't mind as you hardly notice it.  I have sensitive skin and this has caused no problems, it doesn't sting the eyes and leaves skin feeling fresh and not sticky.  I think I will go back and repurchase this product, however I am interested in trying out different brands and have heard good things about the NSPA Micellar Water, so would like to try that next!

Also how could I go without mentioning the packaging it came in?  I'm a big fan of when people put a lot of effort into that kind of thing, as it just makes it so much more exciting to receive.  One thing I've never seen before is what they've done with the tag with my name on it; it's made of recycled paper with seeds in it with instructions to tear it up, put it in soil and water regularly.  From the seeds, wild flowers will grow to become a source of nectar for the honeybees, such a great idea and means I can do my part to save the bees!

I'm definitely a fan of both the products and general values/ethos of the brand, and Bee Good are now stocked in some Waitrose stores, so I may have to pop in and try their other products!  Have you tried any Bee Good products?
AMY X
NOTE: This is not a paid review - the item was sent to me for consideration and all thoughts are my own.

STOLEN DANCE

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COLLAR // H&M (SIMILAR)
DRESS* // JONES + JONES
BAG* // MISSGUIDED
ANKLE STRAPS* // MISSGUIDED
SHOES* // ARK
RINGS // INFINITINE*, VINTAGE, INFINITINE*
LIPS // MAC RUSSIAN RED

Today is a sad day people, because this is the very last set of outfit photos with the pretty white wardrobe background!  In case you didn't know, I moved house a couple of months back, out of the place I pretty much grew up in, and I genuinely had a little cry while driving away - I felt like I was in a crappy movie with my car filled to the windows and my potted plant on my knee haha.  It's the end of an era, and the start of more adventurous outfit photos, every cloud has a silver lining!

It may seem like smooth sailing, but a couple of months down the line I'm still unpacking all my stuff, and realise I own a ridiculous amount of clothing, so I'm selling it all on my Depop (@amyvalentinex)!
AMY X

Sunday Summary Week 179

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1/ Basic autumnal ootd (asos cardi)  2/ New fave tee from We Are Cow

Another two-grid week, sorry I don't have more photos for you guys! I'm determined to start posting more but I'm just feeling pretty uninspired recently - maybe it's the weather, but hopefully I'll start seeing more photo opportunities now that I have a sparkly new iPhone 6!
AMY X

AX Paris AW14 Press Day Vlog | 27.09.14

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AX PARIS: SHOP // INSTAGRAM // TWITTER // FACEBOOK

MY AX PARIS FALL HAUL

WHAT I'M WEARING:
NECKLACE* // ANNA LOU OF LONDON
PLAYSUIT* // AX PARIS
DUSTER COAT* // AX PARIS
BOOTS* // ARK
BAG* // GRAFEA

I have a lot of vlogs that still need to be uploaded, including V Festival, Reading & my holiday in Amsterdam, but there's so much footage that I'm shying away from editing them, so I thought I'd break up the hauls with a vlog from my day up in Manchester!  I had a blast at the AX Paris event with some awesome blogger babes, thank you AX Paris for having me and of course putting on such a fab event!
AMY X

LILAC HAZE

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FEDORA // H&M (SIMILAR)
COLLAR // H&M (SIMILAR)
DRESS* // MOTEL ROCKS
SOCKS // TOPSHOP
JELLY SHOES // JUJU

A very minimal outfit today - wanted to keep it simple and base everything around this pretty Motel dress, love the cut-out on the back!  I went all over metallics with the collar and glittery footwear, and can you spy my new nails?  Love them!  I don't know if you can tell (I hope you can't!) but I'm extremely hungover in these photos, I'd been meaning to take photos for ages but it's been raining pretty much 24/7, and this day it was clear so I had to take the opportunity, oh the things I do for you guys! #BloggerProbz
AMY X

HUGE July/August Haul | Missguided, Motel, Drop Dead etc.

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It has taken me three days to upload this - I repeat - THREE WHOLE DAYS, THANKS YOUTUBE.  I'm just glad it's finally up, as it took me forever to edit too, and now I've got to crack on with my September haul, hope you guys like hauls haha!  Make sure you give the video a thumbs up or comment if you like the try-on style rather than me just holding everything up (:
Click read more for all the links!
AMY X
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Sunday Summary Week 178

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1/ New fluffy things! (links)  2/ Amazing chibi of me by @thelittlemew

I've been so crap at Instagram this week - sorry guys!  Where I've moved house and got a new room, I have a different set-up so the light isn't as good, therefore hardly any ootd photos (blogger probz!).  This week was my birthday week and I really enjoyed having a break - I didn't get to see my boyfriend as he's at uni which sucks, and I only realised today that I never got a cake, so I'm thinking I need to bring one into the office at some point as I totally forgot!  I didn't get the birthday I wanted as pretty much all my plans fell through, which was quite upsetting, but I'm lucky that my best friend was around and made it a lot less crappy; I always set high expectations on my birthday and think it's going to be some kind of amazing day so I pretty much set myself up for disappointment haha!  Feels weird being 20 though, no longer a teenager aaah!
AMY X

The Ballad of Amy Valentine // Fashion Union Editoral

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PHOTOGRAPHY: ADAM FLOWERS
FASHION UNION: SHOP // INSTAGRAM // TWITTER // FACEBOOK

Just a quick post today as it's actually my birthday!!  I thought I'd share these rad photos from my Fashion Union shoot!  I love how they turned out, Adam is a seriously talented photographer and so awesome to work with.  To see more photos, take a look at the FU site and for behind the scenes of my shoot as well as their TV ad shoot, watch my vlog, for now, I'm off out for a birthday meal!
AMY X

Wishlist: Metallica

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You guys owe me a huge thank you because I spent hours putting together this awesome collection of metallic amazingness for you all.  Kidding, but seriously - how nice is everything?!  It all started when I first laid eyes on that gorgeous silver leather jacket up there - and metallics is in this season, so I thought why not make a wishlist, as I haven't made one in a while!

As I said, I spent yonks searching through different websites, then literally hours after scheduling, I discovered Mallzee, which could have cut down my time significantly, as it does all the work for you!  It's your own personal shopper in your pocket, and they're actually running a giveaway at the moment to win £1000 worth of blogging goodies (including a blogging course at LCF, wireless printer, £250 voucher and an iPad air!! ) over on their site - so if you're a blogger babe, it's definitely worth entering!

Which item is your favourite?  Will you be rocking the metallics trend this season?
AMY X

HELLO OCTOBER

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HAT // H&M (SIMILAR)
TATTOO CHOKER* // DAISY MAE JEWELLERY
HAND NECKLACE* // DRUZY DREAMS
QUARTZ NECKLACE* // EUPHORIA CREATIONS
CARDIGAN* // ASOS
TEE* // STYLEMOI
SHORTS* // NEW LOOK
BOOTS* // MISSGUIDED
LIPS // MAC BOYFRIEND STEALER

Hello October!  I'm totally embracing autumn this year - I even had my first pumpkin spice latte the other day (so not worth the hype, just saying) and I love the fall colours in these photos.  This midi cardigan is my new fave thing - perfect for layering and I can button it up all the way down if it gets cold!  It's part of the Nineties Normal trend on ASOS so I thought I'd keep it simple with hints at 90s grunge, with the choker, slouchy tee & chunky boots.  This has definitely made it into one of my favourite outfits this season - what's your autumn wardrobe must have?
AMY X

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