Tuesday, 31 May 2011

A-Z On Me!

Age: 16
Bed Size: double :D
Chores you hate: hoovering, nappy changing and bathroom cleaning
Dogs: I've got a puppy called Mu Mu (I didn't pick the name, I hate it!)

Essential Start to your day: Weetabix mini's Chocolate Crisp!
Favourite Colour: Don't really have one!
Gold or Silver: Depends on the outfit
Height: 5'10" ish? tall!
Instruments I play: I used to play the violin (quit) then the saxaphone (quit) now piano
Job Title: Soon to be entrepreneur!
Kids: Definitely when I'm older, I want a boy first then perhaps another, then a girl (:
Live: Reading/Fleet
Mum's Name: Nicky
Nickname: Don't really have one, you can't do much with Amy!
One wish:  I wish I had the superpower to pause time
Pet Peeve: Little girls in high heels and girls who act and dress older than they are
Quote from a Movie: "SHE DOESN'T EVEN GO HERE" - Mean Girls
Right or Left handed: RightSiblings: 3 younger brothers(!)
Time you wake up: School 6:50 Weekends any time
Underwear: Pretty things eg. Amourouse
Vegetables you dislike: Most of them haha
What makes you run late?: Oversleeping, too much time getting ready, losing something
X-Rays you've had done: Whole body MRI (back problems)
Yummy food you make: Baking & I make a great carbonara!
Zoo animals: SLOTHS!
love amy x
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Lush!


It was a couple of my friend's birthdays the other week and my favourite thing to do is make little party bag things with a few small gifts, instead of one thing.  I decided to go with a £10 Outfit gift voucher, a bracelet I made each and some lush bath bombs shown above.  Lush is literally one of my favourite shops, they do such amazing bath bombs and soaps and you can smell the store miles off!  I'm even thinking of applying for a job there if it means I can smell that good 24/7!

Oh, I saw The Hangover II on sunday evening, a little disappointing but I guess there's not much you can do when you're basically making the same movie all over again.  I've also been downloading as many albums possible lately in order to 'get into' a load of the bands playing at Reading Festival this year, as I don't know a lot of the bands playing, so want to know the music for when I'm there.  I'm really liking Architects and Crystal Fighters as well as Emarosa (even though they aren't actually playing).

I guess you could call this a 'filler' post if you wish, as I don't really have much going on at the moment, nothing interesting to share with you guys.  Normally I'm against these things but a filler post is better than no post at all right?

love amy x
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Sunday, 29 May 2011

Sunday summary week 3

1/ Brother asleep in the car, hahaha
2/ Experimenting with watercolours, a proper post coming soon!
3/ Goats cheese on toast, my favourite lunch EVER
4/ Pretty sky
5/ Revision, obviously
6/ I love u graffiti + hipstamatic
7/ Freddie eating things as usual
8/ So addicted to the 'Words with friends' app, had some funny words too hahaha

Had a pretty hectic day today as it was Freddie's christening which was pretty long.  Then after we had to do the whole boring adult party where Nana is constantly nagging at you to put out food, clear up glasses and all that.  Did not help that I was knackered and was wearing 5 inch wedges!  I wish I'd taken an outfit post as it's not often that I dress up but I didn't get the opportunity, soz!
love amy x
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Thursday, 26 May 2011

IRIDESCENT






Yes the moment is finally here!  I have finally got round to making a mini business!  It isn't going to be permanent, only temporary for when I start my proper business with business partners and all that.  It's all priced pretty cheap so check it out!  Also, you may notice that some of the items were featured in my giveaway that's just gone so if you missed out on that there's still a chance to buy, just click HERE for the website.  What does everyone think?

Also, it would be much appreciated if people were to use my logo button in their sidebars to just help out with advertising and visitors.  Let me know if you decide to feature it and I will feature your button if you would like!  It's 180 pixels wide so should fit snugly in most sidebars. The code is below:
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love amy x
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Spotlight : Melissa Bailey





It's hard to be an artist, seeing as there are so many people out there that are doing the exact same thing as you with the same materials and possible more skill, therefore it can be difficult to 'make it'.  However, I stumbled across Melissa's blog and her business, Paper Doll and was amazed.  I have seen work like this before but her pieces are way above them. She uses watercolour, pencils and illustrating software together to create her amazing art and has even had her work featured in several magazines such as the Sunday Times 'Style' magazine. I'm so inspired by her work and am tempted to have my own attempt at watercolours, but it will definitely not be as incredible as this, kudos to you Melissa!
love amy x
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Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Wednesday want week 9: Amourouse

Black and vintage rose bow bandeau- Made to order

Light blue spring floral bandeau set - Made to order

So today is a slightly unusual Wednesday want, underwear!  I'm not really a person that gets too fussed about it, but this is all just stunning!  They're from a cute little Etsy shop called Amourouse and I especially love the bandeau tops!  They obviously can't be worn underneath tops as the bow is so big but they would be perfect for the beach or cute with some denim shorts!  It's just a shame they're a little costly! Click on each image for the listing  (:

love amy x
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Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Outfit of the day 21/05/11









Top:
Your Eyes Lie (£5 in Clothes Show Live sale)
Shorts: £15 Zara
Black thigh socks: £3 Primark
Boots: £11 Primark
Bag: £34.99 River Island
Scarf (on bag): Nana's
Headphones: Skullcandy (Bday present from bro)
Necklace: Made by me
Rings: Galibardy & Camden market
A while ago I put a poll on my blog asking readers what they would like to see more of on my blog.  You rated outfit posts the highest so here you go, I finally did one!  Technically it's not really my outfit of the day as these photos were actually taken just before I was about to go out on saturday, so this should really be an 'outfit of the (satur)day' but ya'know.

This top was originally tiny on me because the sleeves were really tight and I didn't think it looked completely right with awkward three-quarter length sleeves so I cut them off to make a drop arm tank, like the ones I've seen in Topshop lately and it looks a lot better.  I have a feeling there will be a lot more outfit posts in the summer as I will be out more, therefore there will be more pictures, thus more outfit posts so look forward to them!
love amy x
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Monday, 23 May 2011

So Far From Home

If you have been a reader for a while you will know that I really like metal/alternative etc music and Alex introduced me to this band, Architects.  I got their album and a lot of their music is quite heavy so not for the faint of ear (hehe) but this song is so good, it starts off kinda depressing and slow but then transitions into a heavy bit with screaming.  I know it's not really for everyone but I get goosebumps when I listen, It's amazing (:
love amy x
PS: I have an outfit post for you guys tomorrow!
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Sunday, 22 May 2011

sunday summary week 2

1/ Pretty Flags?
2/ Watching Desperate Housewives and paused - oh how I laughed
3/ Freddie helping me with re-postering my room..
4/ Sleepy Freddie
5/ Considering buying this top HERE
6/ Train station sunset - I spend waaay to much time travelling

I've decided I quite liked this last week so carrying it on, again for the millionth time, sorry for lack of quality posts! I promise to make up for it in the summer (:

love amy x
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Jewellery?

Some of you may know that I previously ran a little jewellery business.  I did pretty well out of it and it was fun, but it just got boring, as I was making jewellery that was a different taste to mine and I didn't enjoy it as much.  Fortunately, I am starting another business!  The name is to be confirmed, but it will be pretty cool, and it will be more my style etc.  I've already got some stock in, and have for a while now but I'm waiting until summer to start work properly.  The collection will include semi precious stones such as quartz and citrine as well as a load of turquoise and crucifixes and everything.  I'm pretty pumped about it, and it won't be just jewellery either!  I'm going to be working alongside two other people and we are going to make T-shirts, tanks maybe hoodies and special customised vintage shorts made be me (: I can't wait!
love amy x
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Friday, 20 May 2011

The World Is Just Awesome

I don't normally post stuff like this, but I found one of these videos on tumblr and absolutely loved it!  I've always loved videos that include people from different cultures etc all joining in the same thing, it's just amazing!  Also again, apologies for the lack of proper posts.  I may do an outfit post tomorrow (:

Oh, and I've finished my art FOREVER! I'm so so so happy! GCSE's are going to be over before I can blink then there's nothing to stand in the way of an awesome summer :D
love amy x
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Formal Day



I know this is actually super late, like over a week maybe, but here are the photo's from my very last day at school before study leave.  We had to dress 'formal' so no silly costumes I'm afraid!  As we are all maturing young adults progressing to a very important stage in our lives the teachers got us a special present, a bouncy castle!  It's a shame it was a really cloudy day, with rain and everything, but it was still really lovely.  We all had a little buffet outside on the grass with the teachers all in their teachery bit doing teachery things...whatever.

Anyway, the GCSE's have finally hit!  I thought I would be really serious about everything considering these exams can potentially determine my future, but I'm not that fussed, it's almost like I don't actually care.  Obviously I do, and I've been revising so hard, and when I'm at school and on days with exams I stress out so bad, but when I'm at home, things just don't really seem to process.

I don't really know what's going on with me at the moment, I sometimes get really down, for no reason whatsoever and just feel like crying (I don't though, don't worry!)  I don't know why, I don't have anything to be sad about, but I still often get blue.  I'm not sure if it's just the stress of exams or the medication I'm on, but hopefully it'll stop soon!
love amy x
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Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Wednesday want week 8: Urban Outfitters

click here to buy
I was 'window shopping' on the Urban Outfitters website the other day and fell in love with this T-shirt.  It's pretty simple and normally I don't wear skulls but I really like it.  It would be perfect to add to my otherwise practically monochrome wardrobe and good for the summer to add a little colour if you're not as confident with the brights like me.  It's just a shame that it's £32! Guess I'll have to save up!
love amy x
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