Share Your Style…

Friday 24th July 2009

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Afternoon ladies! I hope your all having a bloomin’ good Friday!  I’m in a totally chipper mood today because Friday’s seem to bring out the best in people. I’ve been tweeting all day and everyone is in such a good mood, it’s a really good vibe over there. I love the banter i can have with some people and we don’t even know each other in person but it really can affect your mood and make you feel happy! (I like feeling happy..)

Also, being that it’s FRIDAY means the weekend is here and  think you’ve all established how much i like the weekends. Tonight is going to be fun because Kate is back from holiday (looking all tanned and beautiful!), Harriet has a night off work (yay!) and our old friend VC (Viccy!) is back in town so were going to have a lovely ladies night out! GIRL POWER! VC cracks me up, we’ve been talking on Facebook all week and just getting each other all excited for when we go out. My favourite quote of hers was “I’m wearing the highest heels ever..but they make me look like i’ve pooed my pants so, Sar, if i’m doing a ‘I’m having a poo’ face, tell me and i’ll snap out of it!” Haha, hilarious.

I love girls nights.  I mean, boys will definately be around eventually, but I love the whole ‘meeting first for wine and gossips’ cause everyones shouting over each other and giggling and squeeling and it’s just the most fun EVER! Gotta love being a girl!

Because none of us know what were wearing, we can’t do Outfits Of The Night YET, but i’ll be very snap happy throughout the night and make sure i post the good ones asap!

In other news, I recorded a couple of videos that i’d seen on YouTube recently. One is the ‘Favourite Shoes’ tag, the other is ‘What’s in my bag’ tag and the third was a little intro to say HELLO to YouTube! I’ve only uploaded one so far because i wanted to test the water and see if people even liked what i had to say and so far people have been really kind so i’ll upload the others one by one over the weekend and hopefully keep up the recording!

Because im not self-hosted, I cant embed the player into my blog so i’ve cheated and added the picture below and made it clickable so if you click it, you will be automatically directed to my channel..clever!

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Right, so that’s all i got i reckon! I’ll do lots more blogging over the weekend to update you on some exciting news for Share Your Style so stay in touch!

Big Kisses..

Sarah x x x

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Tuesday 21st July 2009

  

HELLO! Sorry i have been a bit vacant for a while I don’t seem to have to headspace to sit and blog at the moment. I know it sounds silly, i do have lots to say but when it comes to it, it all comes out a bit skew-wiff..ya’know? Anyway, i’ve bought quite a few things lately so i thought that would be a good way to get back on the writing wagon..

On Saturday i went to my local charity shop with Roy’s mum to look for a book she’s after. I’ve never thought of looking in charity shops for books before but there are some absolute treasures in there. I bought a couple of girly romance books and then came across  ‘Vogue Guide To: Skin Care, Hair Care & Make-up’ book for 30p and HAD to buy it. It’s from 1981 and has loads of hints and tips for hair, make-up and general skin care. When i’ve had a proper read, i’ll share the tips with you guys!

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Also, every now and then i seem to run out of all my make-up at once. I don’t know much about make-up so i usually run into No7 in boots and cry for help and i always end up spending a bomb and coming out of there feeling like i have loads of things i dont know how to use. (See previous blog posts for huge rant earlier in the year!)  But for Christmas last year my mum bought me lots of No7 goodies and one of them was a No7 ‘Stay Perfect’ eye shadow palette with a cute little mirror and i love it.

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( L-R: 1) Vivid Violet, 2) Lilac Sky, 3) Island Sea, 4) Comet, 5) Truffle, 6) True Gold 7) Innocence 8) Tender)

I’m in love with the Innocence colour. It’s like a creamy white and goes on really nicely. Also with the two purples i like to put the lighter one in the corner of my eye and the darker one blended off it to make it look kind of funky. I’ll add a picture next time i try it!

Anyway, I went into No7 to see whether they still sold Innocence (as you can see, im running low!) and luckily they did. I was also running low on blusher and i wanted to try a new lipstick because i never really do anything with my lips other than carmex and i think a little bit of lipstick every now and then can just make you feel so sexy and feminine and because i spent over £22, i got a free watch..bargain.

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(L-R: Innocence Eye Shadow, Wild Volume Lipstick in Ruby Glow & Natural Blush cheek colour in Soft Damson)

The lipstick is really nice. It is quite red though so i have to tone it down with a couple of kisses to some toilet roll but generally i love it. I have quite big lips anyway so haven’t noticed any serious volume but what i would say is i do have to moisten my lips with balm first just because it kind of dries them out a little bit.

I’ve been looking a lot on YouTube lately and there is a brilliant blogger, i think her name is Lollipop26, and she did a demo with St Moriz fake tan and it looked fab so i popped into TG Hughes and they had it reduced from £3.99 to £2.99 so i picked up some of that to try next time i fancy tanning myself and i’ll do a review.

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If you’ve never heard of St Moriz before, its a foam pump self-tan and supposed to be a big rival to St Tropez. I’ve never tried St Tropez but everyone raves about it so i jumped on the wagon for St Moriz. For a full review check out Lollipop26’s YouTube Channel for more information!

SO, that’s all i got! I’m gonna be doing some videos this week so i’ll upload those. One will be a ‘What’s In My Bag’ and the other will be the ‘Top Shoes’ video so watch out for those!

Also, once everyones back from holiday we will do a podcast FOR SURE.

Make sure you subscribe guys!

Big kiss x x x x

 

Wednesday 8th July 2009
Dawn Porter

For the past two nights my favorite celebrity & journalist Dawn Porter has been  back on our screens with a two part documentary called ‘My Breasts Could Kill Me’ which is a very emotional series about breast cancer. As her Mum died of cancer when she was only 34, Dawn embarks  on a very emotional journey of tests and scans to find out how vulnerable to cancer she is and whether she has the hereditary cancer gene. Along the way she meets some truly inspirational and amazing men & women who are either currently battling cancer or who have had it and fought their way through to the come out of it the other side.

I haven’t had any close experiences with loosing someone to cancer but the concept of cancer has occasionaly been on my mind. For me, my boobies have always made me feel sexy. I like the size, the shape and how womanly they make me feel but Dawn made such a good point in the show by saying she loves her’s too..but eventually they might be the things that kill her.

Dawnies has always been involved in interesting and captivating documentries and what i love about them is that she digs into subjects that get you thinking.  In many of them, the subjects have been about topics i probably wouldn’t have ever considered thinking about before, but when your watching them it makes you wonder why you hadn’t thought about them sooner and this current documentary is a classic example of that. Eventhough I knew cancer existed and have thought about it a little before, it’s never been something i knew much about. For example I never knew how it can start, that it could be hereditary, that it can be in healthy people as well as unhealthy people, that it doesn’t just strike smokers/drinkers and, probably most importantly of all, i didn’t ever consider that men too could get breast cancer too. 

I truly admire all the people who took part in the documentary. They were all so brave and inspirational. There was one girl in particular, Kristin, who i felt i could relate to on an age level because she was only 23 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She told doctors 8 months prior to her diagnosis that she had a painful lump in her breast but they claimed it was hormonal. By the time they finally listened to her it was a 6x9cm tumour in her breast and had spread to her spine too. When this gorgeous girl was interviewed by Dawn her attitude towards cancer was really positive which, in-turn, was so empowering. She is determined to give cancer the biggest & best fight she can and really kick it in the balls and i couldn’t hope more that she does.   

Dawnies really bares her soul and i admire her bravery and courage so much. She lets us into her very personal journey and emotional roller coaster and it made me adore her even more than i did before. She is an inspirational & amazing role model and a perfect example of “real” women. It’s a documentry that will definitely give your heart-strings a tug but it’s so worth watching. It gives you a better understanding of cancer but also a very personal insight to Dawns life and it makes you wish you were there to give her the biggest hug you can.

Sarah x x

P.s: Kristin has an amazing campaign called  Coppafeel to teach people the importance of checking their breasts to determine early signs of breast cancer. It is an amazing project so make sure you head over to her site and check it out on the click able link above or the image below.

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Image Sources: Coppafeel.org & What’s on TV

 Tuesday 7th July 2009

 Morning guys & girls!

I’ve been ploughing myself with tea today to try and distract myself from tiredness – It’s taking over! I think the weekend really does catch up with you mid-week if you’ve done quite a lot of “socialising” on your weekend!

This weekend was quite hectic for me & Roy. On Friday we went for “quiet drinks” which always turns somehow into a party. We ended up at Roy’s best friends house for a freezing cold pool party which, looking back at the photos and videos the next day, proved it was actually a paddling pool with green water. But it was probably the most fun i’ve had in ages..although i’ve never smelt so bad the next day in my life..

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   On Saturday we went to a firework/classical event at Warwick Castle and it was spectacular. It was like a totally civilised Glastonbury or something. There were thousands of people all sat with their folding chairs and tables facing towards a huge stage where a beautiful full band played classical music. (Some people had put so much effort in and bought mini banquets with candles too!) The fireworks were the best i’d ever seen ..just..amazing! I’ve got some videos i’m gonna upload later so watch out for them!

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 I was starting to panic that i had nothing nothing to wear to this event so i hit New Look and woah..their sale is amazing! I got 4 really cute dresses for under £40 (the price of one at Topshop..!) Anyway, i decided to wear a cute navy prom dress with little roses on it but to try and not look too over dressed, i dressed it down with my denim jacket and white/dirty pumps. I’d had my hair in a really high bun for 4 days (don’t judge me, the weather was SO hot all week!) so when i took it down, i looked a little bit like a crazed Tina Turner so, to save time and not wash my hair, i cliped half of my head up in kirby-grips, and dragged my fringe back kind of to one side and let other peices fall on the other side occasionally gripping little bits up. Here are a couple of photos but excuse the sarcastic/tired/VERY hungover face and the bruised arm..

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I feel like i’ve totally neglected my wardrobe recently so I went into H&M on Friday and picked up this really cute sequinned waistcoat for £19.99. I love wearing it over vest logo tops or simple dresses. I like it because it hangs quit baggy & isn’t too formal but the sequins are quite fun so you feel kind of dressed up..but trendy, ya’know?

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  Urban Outfitters had an amazing sale on their stuff too recently. I picked up this necklace & make-up bag for £4.99 each, both reduced from £24. AMAZING! The necklace is a horse with a working clock attached, and the make-up bag is by Betsy Johnson and comes in pink or black!

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This rain is driving me crazy now.. I know, i know, I constanly moan about the weather but when you go out in sandals and end up skidding around like your on ice cos’ the rain is hammering it down..it’s bound to make you angry! So today i’m donning a polkadot dress, leggins, PUMPS, and sequinn waistcoat..not warm but i’m DRY at least!

Podcast #7 is up and running if you haven’t already checked it out! This week focuses on: Brilliant sales we’ve found, our top 3 beauty products we couldn’t live without, more ebay hating, lots of giggles and the serious topic is a general chat about our feelings towards Michael Jacksons death and the way it has been portrayed in the media. Were playing with some new sounds and music so let us know what you think!

Our first competition couldn’t be easier to enter because all you have to do is subscribe to this blog. Click the subscribe button on the top there, or HERE and enter your email address and that’s it..done! Remember to VERIFY your subscription otherwise you won’t be included! The prize is a gorgeous corset from Corsets-uk.com up to the value of £30!

This gorgeous girl on Twitter (@hunny_piesies) has just said that Asos have an amazing sale on the Laden Showrooms stuff so make sure you check that out too!

What have you been buying in the sales? What were your weekend antics? Leave us comments below!

Sarah x x

 

Friday 19th June 2009

Hey guys before i rant on, here is my outfit today..

Sorry about the picture quality, my camera is good but i had nobody to take the photo for me so had to do the old mirror jobby!

Todays Outfit.

The dress is my new favourite thing. It’s from Primark and just so comfy for the summer. I love how the arms are batwinged too so it feels fitted but loose and airy at the same time! Its got an elasticated bit through the middle that can be put really high up, or quite low down, depending on your mood! The leggins are also Primark from a few months ago but i love them because they’ve got a cute little zip at the bottom which could look chavvy but i think with the right outfit, it looks cool? Maybe not? Anyway, the sandals are last year from Miss Selfridge, and my hair is just pulled together with a croc clip!

So, this week’s podcast is up and running. Click the little headphones in the side bar or the link below to go and check it out! Listening back i could just hear in my voice that i was a little tipsy so i need to lay off the red wine next week..silly sarahies..

I’ve had a day off work today so i’ve been baking some cupcakes! It’s Kate’s birthday party tomorrow so were going for sushi and then getting very very drunkies so i’ll no doubt get some videos or stupid photos uploaded afterwards..

If you follow me on Twitter then you have already heard that were teaming up with Corsets-UK to give away some prizes each week. They’re a company that sell some gorgeous corsets so check them out. We’ve been talking about competitions for a while now and think for the very first one, were gonna make it easy! All YOU need to do is subscribe to this blog. THAT’S IT! Simply click the little icon in the side bar and enter your email address and then you’ve entered. SIMPLE!

Also, I’ve recently set them up on Twitter & Facebook so if you’ve followed them already then THANKYOU but there competition is going to happen a few times and it’s simply just for becoming a fan on Facebook or following on Twitter so get following to be in for a chance to win with them too!

Right, i need to get my cakes out of the oven, go and get some fake tan and meet my bestest for a coffee..all go!

Don’t forget to subscribe to win!

Sarah x x

Podcast #5

**I thought i’d posted a blog to say podcast # 6 was up but i didn’t so this is the link for that too! Podcast #6

Thursday 11th June 2009

Afternoon guys and gals! Ugh. What a miserable day! The weather has gone from making me sweat to making me soaked  in 0.5 seconds flat, lovely! And Roy isn’t in work with me today so it’s turning out to be a very boring day indeed…

I haven’t really been up to much lately apart from working and podcasting. It’s life consuming but i love it! I have also finally sent off my passport which is good news. I really want to escape to somewhere beautiful soon. (I will probably still tweet..I’m still addicted!)

I’m wearing  cute little bow elastic headband today but it’s right on my pressure points at the side of my head and it’s making my head throb! Due to the fact i’m SO lazy, i have’t washed my hair in AGES so the complete up do was necessary and now i’m paying the price with a headache – ouchies!

 

Vanessa Jackman Photography.

Vanessa Jackman Photography.

 I love blog hunting because i love reading what other people have to say and I recently saw a blog that i’ve fallen in love with. I stumbled across a girl called Vanessa Jackman and her blog is all about her photography. Her photographic style is ‘Street’ and i just love it. Her pictures are beautiful and she manages to capture people in their greatest light. I love pictures when people look natural and she captures that ‘off-guard’ look really well. Because i was so impressed i emailed her but then i got a little worried that it might have freaked her out because i was a complete stranger who had stumbled across her blog and on a whim, decided i would email her. But to my surprise (and relief!)  she emailed straight back to say how happy she was that i had contacted her and that i had cheered her day up no end. I don’t think people say to each other enough if they like what they’re wearing or they enjoy what they’re doing. And we definately should because you don’t realise how much your words can affect someone’s mood and change their day! PLEASE go and check her out, she has some brilliant images. GO GO GO!

 

 

 Bargains, sales & freebies!

My gorgeous Twitter buddy @clareies told me about the Dorothy Perkins 3 day sale (started Wednesday 10th – Friday 12th) so i thought i’d pass it on. They’re currently giving customers 20% off EVERYTHING (even sale items!) and it’s a bloody good deal. I bought two dresses and a bracelet all for £64. Bargain! I’m searching for the perfect dress for Kate’s 21st Birthday next Saturday night and i’ve failed so far so hopefully one of these will fit!

 

Benefit Bad Gal Lash

Benefit Bad Gal Lash

 

In Glamour mag this week their giving away a free Benefit BadGal Mascara with the mag worth £11 (approx). The mag only costs £2 so im trying that out this week to see whether its worth buying a proper one. If you have tried it already or are currently using yet – let me know what you think!

  

ElsieBelle  - Brass Teapot

ElsieBelle - Brass Teapot

 

Yesterday in More! mag they were advertising a lovely necklace and offering a discount of you bought something from the site so i had to check it out. The site is called Elsie Belle and stock the loveliest kitsch jewellery! They have everything from Tea pots to brass frogs, Love letter envelopes to treasure chests and they really are so cute! They don’t just have necklaces, they do rings, bracelets and and ear-rings too and the prices are SO good. Especially with More!’s discount code. At the check out, just type in More15. Also, Buckstyle.com are offering 15% off the same jewellery company for three weeks from 27th May if you type in BUCKSTYLE in at the checkout too, so get shopping!

  Right, were recording Podcast #5 tonight, but #4 will be released tomorrow as promised. Were a week ahead now so that if something happens one week and we can’t record something, at least something will be online..clever! So, if you have ay site recommendations, beauty products your into, sales that are going on or just a silly question to ask us, then leave comments below or on Twitter and we will answer them!

We’ve also found out that on Podomatic you can sign up (it’s free!) and then add an audio (mp3 etc) to a mail message on the site and we can then add those to the podcast! We would LOVE it if we received something like that! I think Sam is planning on adding the voicemail i left him whilst in a drunken mess the other weekend..oopsies! So you have anything like that, send them our way!

OK –  i’m done. Leave your comments and questions below and don’t forget to subscribe! x x x

Friday 5th June 2009

Marley & Me.

Marley & Me.

..you caught me off guard! Ha. Sorry i couldn’t resist. Last night when we were recording a podcast, we couldn’t stop giggling about what you guys would think if we started introducing the podcast by going: “ooh, gosh, hello..you’ve caught us off guard..” like a cheesy advert or something. Ha. Sorry..Moving on..

SO, Podcast #3 is ready to rock & roll. This week we talk about White Blazers, Last years summer wardrobe, Band t-shirts, Summer nail varnishes, French Letter condom reveiw and the serious topic is ‘Men & Women: Why do we call each other Slags & Pimps?’. Also, lots and lots of giggling, banter and answering listener mail!

Emily has filled in a ‘Who The Hell..’ section above too so find out more about Emily in there!

We’ve decided to release the podcasts every Friday now so it keeps it regular for you guys. It is still going to be weekly too so make sure you keep checking back! Don’t forget for every podcast there is a new section in the side bar aptly named ‘Weekly Podcast Links’ which will have images, links and reviews that we’ve talked about each week on the podcast!

Also, don’t forget to subscribe on the side bar. We’ve got lots of cool stuff coming up soon and some competitions and some of the winners will be picked from the subscribers so get in there first!

Right, enough business. The weather has been HOT lately. Which i really love except for the fact that i seem to have jacked in boxercise, dance and running for the past couple of months so i feel like such a bloated, gusty mare. And i finally realised something had to change during the hottest day of the year looking down at my outfit which was completely black. Black tights, shoes, skirt, cardi…Ugh. Black is supposed to be flattering, not boiling. It’s unfair! But i am determined to get back on track so will keep you updated with that!

Also, been planning a holiday for around September i think which would be amazing as i have never ever been out of the country! (I know, I know, whole world out there etc etc..) I will get out, i have today sent off for my passport so anyone who knows me will be thinking “FINALLY??!..WOAH!”

OK, i have officially ran out of steam. This has been my first night alone in months and lots of girlfriends i know would be pamering themselves but instead i’ve been listening to YouTube videos and Twittering all night..NOT HEALTHY! Seriously addicted. Oh, before i forget, Share Your Style has it’s own Twitter now, so make sure you follow that one for everything podcast and blog related gossip! Twitter.com/Shareyourstyle

OK OK i’m going now. But one more thing, because i’ve been a bit of a bad blogger lately (and considering i have big things planned for Share Your Style) i am looking for any contributors who would like to add things to the blog,  help out with fashion sections or anyone who simply would just love to get involved. So either email me, Tweet me or comment below!

Kisses,

Sarah x x x

P.s, for a seriously sexy chilled out song, check this chick out – i love it! Had it on repeat for AGES! Lush.

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