20 Facts About Me!

20 facts about me is trending on Instagram so instead of just posting a photo on IG I thought I would do a full video for you to watch. These are 20 completely random facts about me some of which may take you by surprise (on so many levels!). I talk about, uni, business, talking about poo, picking my nose and all kinds of other randomness!

One of my first you tube videos I made when I first started my youtube channel, properly, was the 50 things about me, you can tell how much I have grown since January, you can watch that here.

Take a look!


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Outfit Post // Barbie and the Unicorn

As you know if you read yesterday’s post, I went to see Tim Walker on Friday at the V&A Museum, and so he inspired me to have some more fun with my outfit posts and get a little more creative. So this week I thought I would try some studio style shots for this week’s outfit post, and of course, I had to get the unicorn involved!

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A couple of weeks back, I got an email from Barbie’s PR agency asking if I fancied styling up something from their new range at Tesco, I instantly knew it would be such a fun outfit. I wanted to glam it up a bit as this oversized tee is actually from their nightwear range, but who doesn’t love an over sized tee, and I would so wear this out, err nighties are the new dresses doncha know!?

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Barbie is so hot right now, she is all over the catwalk, the SS15 Moschino range is my new fav thing! So what more of an excuse do you need to pop down to Tesco and grab yourself one of these tees!?

Featured: Barbie Oversized Tee from Tesco ♥ Crown & Glory Petrol Glitter Bow ♥ Pink Hi Tops  ♥ Unicorns are models own!

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This outfit was made possible with the help from Barbie’s PR agency.

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DIY Tutorial // How To Do Unicorn Galaxy Nail Art

If you have been following me on instagram or on my you tube channel, you will know that one of my favourite things to do is go and get my nails done with Kaycie Kyle. I have been going to see Kaycie every four weeks (or more) since December 2012 when I first moved to Bristol. This was the first set I ever had done and I have never looked back. You will never see me with out my nails done, and they will more often than not be embellished with studs, designs and the latest nail trends. I have never had the same set twice becuase there is soooooo many design combinations to try out. In fact, each time I go I say “next time I think I will go for something simple” and it rarely happens, they seem to get more extravagant each time!

Back in April I had dark galaxy nails for the first time, and through all the nail inspiration research we did before trying out this new nail art, these turned out to be the best galaxy nails I could find, Kaycie did a fantastic job, and of all the nail art I have had, these have got to be in my top five designs…. Until last week! I wanted to revisit the galaxy nails because they look amazing and when you know how to do them, they really are quite easy to achieve. Not one to ever have the same nail art twice, I wanted to create a little twist on the original galaxy design by throwing some unicorn inspiration, and by that I just mean the colour scheme and vibe I was hoping for. You can watch the video to follow the process all the way through but here is a summary of how to do unicorn galaxy nail art.

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You will need:

A base colour – We used Models Own Purple Nail Polish and Models Own Hyper Gel Blue Glint Nail Polish

4 “Splodging” colours – We used some of the Essie range but Models Own Fruit Pastel Collection  would work perfectly.

A Shimmer – We used Models Own Beetlejuice Collection Indian Ocean Nail Polish

A large glitter – We used Models Own Nail Polish Blizzard

Nail art brush and Pen – Models Own Nail Art Pen White

A Sponge


How to do Unicorn Galaxy Nail Art

Paint your choice of base colour on in a random order with just one coat.

In any order, paint a splodge of you pastel colours on to your sponge, and dab on to each nail. Repeat with each colour building up your spoldges on each nail.

Paint your shimmer colour across some or all of the nail in no particular order (the more random the better)

Wait to dry.

Use the thin brush of the nail art pen, and draw stars sporadically on each nail (1-2 per nail)

Use the pen nib of the nail art pen and dot small dots near the larger stars in clusters on each nail.

Use the Blizard glitter to cover over the clusters.

Wait to dry. – There are a lot of layers you will need to dry so don’t touch anything for a while!


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