Sunday, 1 July 2012

Union Jack Nails

Sorry for the massive blogging break due to revision, exams, assignments and basically no time. This post is a different style to normal and really should have been posted when they were still current, aah well.  I love painted nails and  I have always been interested in nail art so as it was the Diamond Jubilee last week I decided to try something quite advanced - the Union Jack. I have done nail art before including flowers and paw prints (for my sister!). I 'm soo pleased with how they turned out, I love them! I tried them out first on my sisters much smaller nails and I loved how they looked so decided to take a risk and do my own. The risk paid off for me! I felt all British and Jubileeish!  It was hard and simple to do at the same time - I used a deep blue base coat and then painted a horizontal, vertical and two diagonal lines in a white. This created the borderlines of the flag. Then was the final red lines to complete it :)  Do you like my nails? Would you ever try to do them? I think I'm going to do them when it's the Olympics too!  Hope you've had a great week! xxxx

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Every little thing is gonna be all right

What is with the British weather at the moment!? Burning hot sunshine a few weeks ago made it seem that summer was most definitely on its way but now the temperatures dropped and we're back in the winter/early spring phase! I'm sad that it's cold again but at the same time it gives us more time to wear our winters clothes yaay :) but then again I wanna wear spring/summer trends! Dilemna! Well along with what clothes we choose to wear we need accessories to complete the look, hence why this is my current wish list!

1. I love these vintage style pumps, so chic and stylish! I couldn't decide which colour and style I prefer so naturally I had to feature both ;) even though these lean towards more of a wintery look, I'm sure they'll look amazee with cute florals and dresses!

2. I am in love with the Marc Jacobs Lola perfume, such a perfect scent and so summery and springy -love it!

3. Next are the most expensive items, the Mulberrys! I know the chances of me getting one of these is so slim, but a girl can dream can't she?! I love how there are so many styles on the high street that are inspired by the Alexa or are just similar! I love satchels and especially in any shade of brown! LOVE! The Bayswater is such a classic shape, I love it! I also love the Cookie Bayswater as it gives a classic bag a fresh twist/look.

4. My next summer-essential-wish list-pieces are Ray-Ban sunglasses! I've coveted these for ages but the price tag and the fact I don't know a shop that sells them which would mean I'd have to buy them online makes me rethink. But I want some soooo much! Though I'm torn between Clubmasters and Wayfarers; I've always lusted after the Wayfarers and never really given much thought to the other styles but someone said they wanted some Clubmasters and now I can't decide! Helppp meee! And does anyone know where you can buy genuine raybans? Like a shop? Thankssssss :)

So that is my current wish list, hope you liked it and have a great week! :) xxxxx

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

think one happy thought, and you'll fly like me

This is what I wore the other day :) It's my go to top and I love it so much! The top is a dark mustar colour and has lots of tiny blue and purple flowers all other! :) It also has my favourite style of the moment - a peter pan collar! Seriously I have such an obsession with peter pan collars at the moment :o The cardie is a navy colour and the perfect long length for throwing on outfits to finish them :) It's a lightweight material so not too warm for summer, but its warm enough for indoors in winter :) The gold detailed buttons are amazing! Add an unusual twist to a simple cardie! The ring is amazing and I featured it previously here :) Love the leaves joining, instead of a silver solid band :)

Hope these outfit snippets interest you, I think it might become a regular feature! Hopefully my photography will get better over time *sigh* Also I need to find a way to make them bigger without losing quality!

Anyways, enjoy the rest of your day lovelies xxxx

ps. The blog post title is a quote from Peter I'm featuring a Peter Pan collar ;) haha

Saturday, 17 March 2012

A Thousand Sorrys

SO ANNOYED RIGHT NOW!!!!! Just wrote a post all about my lack of blogging and how I will be back soon & then blogger signs me out and loses it all!!! :@ :@

I'm in such a rush now that I can't retype it all which I'm really sorry for but I will be back to blogging often asap :) In the meantime please follow me on twitter  - @theccollection. LOVE twitter - if only blogger had phone app!

Mucho Love xoxox

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Another ring, another day

I know I only just posted a haul that included two new rings but I saw this one the other day and fell in love! Its like a bunch of gem flowers on a ring aha. My camera decided the flash would be extra bright for it  - sorry! I also love how its cos a younger feel too it, feels a bit disney-esque paha. Goes beautifully with my pastel purple nails too :) ignore my hand and focus on the ring haa!

Oooh and The C Collection is now on twitter! Please followww I would love to hear from yous : @theccollection
Also now has email tooo:


Friday, 17 February 2012

Purple Rain

So this purple inspired post was actually just an excuse to show you my new nail varnish! It is such a gorgeous pastel perfect, it's perfect for the forthcoming summer trend :) It's a much stronger pastel perfect in real life but the flash doesn't work in its favour lool. So back to the actual nail varnish - it's 17's Lasting Fix in Woo Me. I actually bought this colour after it was reviewed in Look and saying how chip resistent it was and I needed a new colour to wear as I've become too addicted to Rimmel's Grey Matter (Seriously Beautiful btw!) I just love how summery I feel and the fact its purpleee eep!

I reeeally wanted to show the nail varnish but I didn't want to have a post just for it, so thought I'd pick three other purple things I'm loving right now! The Clean&Clear Dual Action Moisturiser is amaaaze-ing! My mum's being using it for years but I only used to borrow hers sometimes but now my face is getting drier (booo! It's already sensitive haha) I use it everyday! Love it! So light on the skin and my skin feels really soft after :) Btw the moisturiser isn't purple, it's just in a purple inspired bottle lolz.

I was helping my sister on her project when I found this ribbon on the floor and the colour was beautiful that I decided to find something to use it for! At the moment, I have nothing in mind but might use it as a bag decoration or something. Ideas welcome!

Lastly is the delicious 'Purple Rain' Wetherspoons Cocktail that provided the title for this purple post! I love purple rain and when we go to wetherspoons we often buy thiss :) I don't have a photograph of my own of Purple Rain but I went on the Wetherspoons website and got this one :)

Hope you enjoyed my purple post! xoxoxox

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Mini Haul

No. 7 Stay Perfect Damson Dream / Natural Collection Lipsticks in Rosebud, Biscuit and Sorbet / Mustard Ring / Bead Bracelets / Silver Leaf Ring / March Elle

Here is some photographs of a mini haul I bought the other week. I decided to buy a No. 7 nail varnish after I got a £5 off from Boots :) It makes No. 7 purchases more affordable! I love the colour of Damson Dream, it looks beautiful! I also have a growing obsession with buying lipsticks - dun dun durrrrrrn. Natural Collection is my current favourite as they're relatively cheap and really nourishing. And there's also so many colours! Rosebud is a lovely, pretty pink colour that reminds me of the pastel trend thats hitting the stores ready for spring! Biscuit is a more caramelly/golden colour, and it's such a different colour to my normal ones - love it. It's also good as the lipstick isn't full on brown, it's more hints :) Sorbet is actually a different style of lipstick to the others and is part of the sheer lipsticks collection :) Even though on the photos it looks quite bright and maybe a tad corally/orange its really light on your lips - kinda gives them a lip balm effect! :) pretty much makes them look in much better condition with a tiny hint of colour, love <3

I love rings so much, its another obsession! This mustard ring is so cool - It's quite big and a lovely colour with the ring bit being quite tortosieshelly in colour :) ranging from dark brown to light! I chose some bracelets with similar colours and they're beautiful - look expensive on too! The second ring is so cute and I love it so much! It's like two silver leaves entwined with gems that meet in the middle - perfect for nights out and glamming up an outfit for a meal :)

Lastly, I bought the new Elle magazine which is a monthly must for me! I started in 2010 and it's such a good magazine! I like the designer adverts too as they give me inspiration though unfortunately they do make me want to splash out on the clothes!! aha :)

Hopefully you like my purchases, sorry it was so long since last post - I did them take them the day after just took a while finding the time to upload them :(


Saturday, 4 February 2012

snow is falling, all around us

So it's snowing quite alot and I couldn't think of much to do on a Saturday night indoors so thought I'd do a bit of stuff on Photoshop :) love a bit of Photoshopping ha! Well anyways a while ago I decided to change my blog from the generic 'Sweet Little Ramblings' to a more personal blog name :) I just put the name in blogger text with a little description with the aim of doing it properly soon....months later I have finally done it! I love how it's more personal now and how I've made it myself. It was actually harder than it looks to make loool.

Hopefully it will give me the incentive to blog alot more often *fingers crossed*. Also, I'm going to try photograph some of my recent purchases to do a mini haul tomorrow woo :)


ps. sorry for the christmas song titled blog post but the lyric was suitable for today :)

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

New beginnings in 2012

When I decided to take the plunge and create my own blog, I didn't really think about how I could make it as successful as the blogs that I loved reading. As a result I haven't really given much effort to this blog, which is disapointing and something that I continually say I'm going to change but to be honest never had. One of my 'sort of' new years resolution was to try and blog more, so that is what I'm going to do. I can't say if it will become successful, but I've decided I want to carry on blogging because I enjoy it. It's my little piece on the internet and that makes me smile. So I might be the only one who reads it, but I will continue to develop it and see what happens in 2012.