Wednesday, 30 May 2012

A month in outtakes, May…

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I thought I’d show you a collection of ‘outtake’ photos from all of my outfit posts this month. I don’t like to take myself too seriously & me & Liam always have some laughs when we look through the photos we take, so I thought it might me kind of fun for you guys to have a giggle at some of the pictures that don’t make the cut too! ;)

They mostly consist of me having my eyes closed (constantly >.<) pulling faces at Liam because he’s always trying to make me laugh, I often loose my balance & it’s always quite windy here in Pamplona so there’s always photos where I’m looking pretty windswept ahahaha!

Are you interested in seeing more posts like this or should I just keep these photos hidden away in a folder on my computer? ;) I just don’t think I’ve ever seen a post like this on a blog before so what do you think of me making this a monthly feature?

ps: if you want a closer look at my mug just click on the photos to make them bigger ;)

Monday, 28 May 2012

Another girl, another planet…

Vest top: New Look
Galaxy skirt*: ROMWE
Flatform boots*: OASAP
Sunglasses: ebay
Belt: New Look

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You are all probably hella sick of seeing galaxy print as it’s always everywhere. Hell, I thought I was sick of it too until I laid eyes on this baby on ROMWE. It was one of those see, love, need moments haha. It looks just as lovely in real life as it did on the web! I do feel like a complete tool whenever I wear skirts/dresses though, I just don’t feel like they suit me all that well. (not that this thought process went through my head when I ordered it >.<)  However, after about half an hour of fannying around in front of the mirror all ‘does it suit me? Do I look too girly? Actually I think it’s OK…or maybe not, damn I look weird in skirts…’ Liam assured me that I didn’t look ridiculous & looking back at these photos now, I don’t think it looks as bad as I thought & I actually really like this outfit lol.

(edit: just realised ,again (sorry) that the skirt isn’t currently in stock however they have a top with the same/similar print here>link & there are other skirts here>link & here>link :))


Sunday, 27 May 2012

Saint Veronika…

Mesh Top*: ROMWE
Denim running shorts: Coco Boo
Fringe bag*: Frank Boutique
Arrow bracelet*: Ginger Pickle
Glitter socks: Topshop
Flatform trainers: ASOS

I am in love with this top from ROMWE! It’s everything I could ever want in a t-shirt: it’s black, covered in mesh, not too long, not too short & it fits perfectly! I have worn it so much since it arrived, I’m just gutted that I didn’t get the white one too while I had the chance as unfortunately it’s sold out now WAH! Ahh well, one is better than none! (Just checked & the black is also sold out >.< but there is a similar one here>link :))

How amazing is this bracelet?! The lovely Jade from Ginger Pickle sent it & I haven’t had it off my wrist since it arrived. It’s been hand sawn from copper & oxidised make it a dark gunmetal colour. It is also stackable! There is an offer in store where if you buy two, you get a third one for free so you can have three of these handmade babies stacked on your wrist for the price of two! Awesome!


PS: Just to let you know, there are only a limited number of items left on janchristie's ebay account but you can see their full range on their new site>link including lots of new items!

Friday, 25 May 2012

RaspberryGrape Giveaway…

-You must be a follower of this blog via GFC.


-Visit RASPERRYGRAPE & pick your fave jewellery item from the store and leave it in your comment along with your email address &/ blog link & twitter name. Easy peas!

Extra entries:
#1: Tweet about this giveaway using @effiesmakeupbox & @laurenjay9
#2: ‘like’ & ‘share’ this>link photo on Facebook :)

(don’t forget to say if you did these when leaving your entry in the comments!)

-The giveaway ends at 8:00pm Friday 1st June (GMT)

-The giveaway is open worldwide!

-1 winner will be chosen at random. I will announce the winner asap on twitter & RASPBERRYGRAPE will organise sending them their prize. :)


Thursday, 24 May 2012

Worker Bees…

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Hat: New look (diy’d)
Top: Urban Outfitters (very old & diy’d)
Skinny jeans: New Look
Fringed bag*: Frank Boutique
Studded boots*: OASAP

I love this top. I bought it literally ages ago after searching high & low for it for ages, I think it was one of the first things I ever bought after setting up my ebay account all those years ago ahaha, anyway, I bought it & after realising it didn’t look quite right, I cut it up to suit me, like you do! ;) Eee, I cut way too many of my clothes up…

My hat is another victim of my trusty scissors! It used to be a floppy hat & I loved it, I really did, but looking back, I just don’t think it really suited me that well, so I cut about an inch of the rim off & sewed the top of it into a different shape (hard to explain how, don’t ask >.<) & now I think it looks a lot better on my pea head.
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Tuesday, 22 May 2012

‘As Bad As I Guana Be’ nails…

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Did your head just explode after seeing all those prints?! Amazing aren’t they?! I think you will find the answer to both of those questions is YES! Emma Mulholland has done it again, only this time, with lizards. Keeping with the Aussie theme, it’s surfer, meets basketball meets, reptile with this collection. I love the tie dye, the mesh, the sporty theme, the sequins, the everything! I still can’t decide which print I like the most Gila or Iguana? & How awesome is it that all the pieces look so wearable & interchangeable?! I can just imagine wearing the Iguana swimsuit when me & the boy go on our surfing trip this summer & I need to get my hands on one of those caps! I can’t wait for this collection to hit the store!

When Emma got in touch with me after she saw my ‘tropical rebel’ nails I was ecstatic! & when she asked me to paint up some more nails for ‘As Bas As I Guana Be’ I literally fell off my chair, I read her email through at least five times just to make sure it was real ahahha! Anyway, these are the nails I came up with in the end, one wheel for the iguanas & one for the gila monsters, what do you think? Even though they didn’t make it to Aus in time to be shot in her lookbook & short fashion film, which was showcased at the Grand Social as part of Sydney fashion week, in the end (gutted isn’t the word >.< damn air mail) I am still proud to have been given the awesome opportunity to work with such a fab designer. Seriously Emma, you are amazingly talented, keep up the awesome work!

See the whole lookbook here>link
& behind the scenes photos here>link (& spy Emma wearing her tropical rebel great white skirt!)
I can’t wait to see the promo pics!

If you are too impatient to wait for the collection to hit the store, you can get your iguana print fix here>link & bag yourself this sweet wallet for an amazing $15!

Designer: Emma Mulholland
Photography: Byron Spencer
Models: Ollie Henderson & Elliot Serjeant
(check them out, they are all crazy cool!)

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Chaos was what killed the dinosaurs, darling…

T-shirt: DIY
Hat: DIY (originally new look)
Bandeau: New Look
Shorts: Motel
Boots*: OASAP

My camera has been lagging recently, we’ve been having problems with the zoom & it can be quite difficult to get it to focus properly sometimes too. I actually really don’t like these photos much, I normally really enjoy going through the shots we take & editing them but recently it’s been so frustrating. (& it doesn’t help that my pictures go all grainy when I upload them to blogger >.<) I dunno, maybe it’s just because I’m a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to stuff like this… Gawd, I’m such a moaning Myrtle…

I watched Heathers for the first time ever last night (shocking, I know >.<) It’s such a great film, I can’t believe I’d never watched it sooner! You just can’t beat a good ol’ 80’s movie!

PS: Just to let you know, there are only a limited number of items left on janchristie's ebay account but you can see their full range on their new site>link including lots of new items!

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Little mermaid…

Playsuit*: AX Paris
Cardigan: ebay
Belt: New Look
Boots*: OASAP

I look utterly miserable in this photo ahahha! It was really windy & my camera was having real trouble focusing properly because of all the leaves & stuff flying around in the air, & the light was shoddy, basically, we were both getting more & more fed up, hence why my face looks like it’s just been slapped with a wet fish…ahh well.

I love this playsuit! You have probably already seen this print before, as it’s all over the blogosphere at the moment. But when AX Paris got in touch with me  to ask if I wanted to pick something out, I couldn’t resist this beauty! There are two different versions, one with & one without straps, I chose the bandeau one as I thought it would be perfect for summer. It’s such a gorgeous colour & I love the shell print & the fabric is really nice! I was expecting it to be cotton, but its sort of silky. It makes me feel like a mermaid! ^_^

Monday, 14 May 2012

Devil On My Shoulder…

Camo jacket: ebay
X men tee: Junk Food
Shorts: DIY’d from leggings
Ring*: Little Nell
Boots*: OASAP
Sunglasses: ebay

Woah I have hair that Marge Simpson would be jel of, well, maybe not but either way, I like it! & look guys, no roots! you may have seen on twitter the other day that my Mum & sister sent me my hair dye! There is no better feeling than having freshly dyed hair, I tell you! All I need to do now is refresh the ends then my hair will be back to it’s fiery state! :)

How amazing is this ring from Little Nell?! I literally haven’t taken it off my finger since it arrived I love it so much! Thank you Penny. If you haven’t already, you need to check out Little Nell, there are some seriously awesome jewls! I still have my eye on the hamsa necklace, I am currently saving the pennies for it so hopefully I will be able to buy it soon! #exciting

Also guys, if you don’t already know ;) I am running sweet a giveaway with DIXI so go & check it out if you fancy winning a piece of jewellery from their new range! ENTER HERE.

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Dixi giveaway…

''The winner will get to chose an item of jewellery up to the value of £10 as their prize. This may not necessarily be the item they have picked and left in the comment as our items sell fast so DIXI will contact the winner to confirm the prize :)''

You must be a follower of this blog via GFC.

-Go & ‘like’  DIXI & EFFIESMAKEUPBOX on Facebook.

-For an extra entry tweet about this giveaway using @effiesmakeupbox & @shopdixi (don’t forget to say if you
did this when leaving your entry in the comments!)

-Visit DIXI & pick your fave jewellery item from the store and leave it in your comment.

-Leave your email &/ blog link/twitter name & the in the comments so we can contact you if you win. :)
-The giveaway ends at 6:00pm Sunday 20th May (GMT)

-The giveaway is open worldwide!

-1 winner will be chosen at random. I will announce the winner asap on twitter & Dixi will organise sending them their prize. :)


Friday, 11 May 2012


Camo jacket: ebay
Scuba top: H&M
Ankle zip joggers*: OASAP
Shoes: Topshop
Spiked earrings*: Little Nell
Spiked bracelet*: OASAP

OK, so these photos were taken about a week ago, hence why I still have awful roots >.< But nether the less, I thought I’d post it anyway because I quite like my this outfit ;) I was going for a kind of sporty look but I ended up putting a bit of a grungy edge on it by wearing my camo jacket, I dunno, what do you think? I love my new joggers, they are quite different to any other jogging bottoms I have ever owned, I really like how the zips ‘smarten’ them up a little & best of all, they are super comfy! I might have to get the black version of them too!>link.

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Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Fluorescent Adolescent…

Jumper: ebay
Shorts: Coco Boo
Cycle shorts: DIY
Neon socks: ebay
White canvas flatform trainers: ASOS
Hamsa hand bracelet*: DIXI
Yin yan necklace*: Delilah Dust

The weather today was insanely warm (don’t ask why I chose to wear a sweater) so I thought it would be a great opportunity to take my new ASOS flatform trainers out for a spin. I have been lusting after these babies for an age but I finally gave in & bought them the other day & thank the looord I did because they are just as amazing in real life as they look on the web. They are the prefect partner for my ever loved neon socks!

I also wore some pretty sweet jewellery today too. The lovely Antonia from Delilah Dust was kind enough to send me this awesome yin yan necklace. I have been wearing it loads recently, I just love how it goes with everything! All of the Delilah Dust jewellery is beautiful. It’s really delicate & dainty & best of all really affordable! The silver hamsa bracelet is courtesy of DIXI as some of you may already know, they had a huge re launch on Sunday so they have loads of new stock at the moment (including some of the lovely Kim's creations!) So what are you waiting for? Go & check them out! ;)

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Tuesday, 8 May 2012

St. Tropez self tan bronzing mousse*…

WHAT I THINK: I am not the biggest tanner in the world, but when I want to bare my legs, I do prefer to have a bit of colour (that’s not strawberry milkshake coloured) without looking too dark/orange. I normally reach for gradual creams, as they are usually more subtle than instant or any other self tans however, after giving the St Tropez bronzing mousse a bash, I don’t think I will be heading back down the gradual tan route any time soon.

I was a little apprehensive at first as I was worried that the St Tropez mousse would be too dark for my skin, I had images of me walking around looking like a tangoed goldfish, but I couldn’t have been more wrong. The tan looks really natural & not orange at all, I am seriously impressed!

Now I can’t talk about the smell (having no sense of smell at all) but I have seen/heard people say that fake tan often smells biscuity? Like I said, I literally have no idea what I’m talking about here, but my boyfriend said that the St Tropaz mousse smelt of almost nothing, in the tube & on the skin, so I guess that’s good?

The mousse formula makes it really easy to apply & it dries pretty fast to, so there’s no ‘walking around the house like John Wayne until it soaks in’ malarkey.  Which is good, because that’s never a good look ;)

Overall, I would say that I am extremely impressed with this product & would definitely re-purchase.

WHAT DO YOU THINK?: Have you ever tried any St Tropaz products before? What did you think of them? If not, would you give them a whirl?

Monday, 7 May 2012

Raffles Bizarre giveaway…

This is the first of three giveaways this month! *exciting* Jess from Raffles Bizarre was  lovely enough to send me two of these beaded peace sign necklaces, one to keep & one to give away to one of you fabulous lot! ;)


You must be a follower of this blog via GFC.


-For an extra entry tweet about this giveaway using @effiesmakeupbox & @rafflesbizarre (don’t forget to say if you
did this when leaving your entry in the comments!)

-Leave your email &/ blog link/twitter name & the in the comments so I can contact you if you win. :)

-The giveaway ends at 9:00pm Saturday 12th May (GMT)

-The giveaway is open worldwide!

-1 winner will be chosen using random.org. I will announce the winner asap on twitter & will organise sending them their prize. :)


Sunday, 6 May 2012


Ganesha top DIY’d into a dress: ebay
Studded flatform boots*: OASAP
Gold neck cuff: ebay

Firstly I want to say, don’t worry, I am infact wearing shorts under this t-shirt dress! *phew* Glad we got that out of the way ;) I actually wore this a few weeks ago, hence why these photos my seem familiar if you follow me on any of my other social networking platforms aka twitter/facebook/tumblr etc as I have it as my avatar… but anyway, now you can see it properly. I have had quite a few people asking me about where my ganesha tee is from & the answer is here>link & if you don’t like this exact one, they actually have loads of other beautiful designs to choose from.

Well, it’s that time of year again… the cosmo blog awards. It would be lovely if you could nominate me. As my blog is over a year old, I fall into the category of ‘established fashion blogger’ ;) Thank you if you already have & thanks in advance if you do!
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