Friday, 29 June 2012

A month in outtakes, June…

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So, the outtakes post is back by popular demand! ;) I’m so glad you all liked the first instalment last month & I’m hoping you all enjoy these ones just as much.
ps: if you want a closer look at my mug just click on the photos to make them bigger ;)

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Nyan cat…

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Cat shirt: Topshop, via ebay
Levi 501 cut offs
Sunglasses: this seller on ebay
ASOS dino flatform trainers
Fringed ‘olsen’ bag*: Frank Boutique

Why hello pink hair! (Don't worry guys, it's not real) Oh the joys of picmonkey ;) Anyhoooo as I say whenever this shirt features on my blog, I love the cat face print too much! Every time I see their little Siamese faces it makes me smile! I am so sad…
If you are wanting to advertise on my blog for July, email me @ effiesmakeupbox@gmail.com , all ads are £5 :) Also, remember if you are planning on buying anything frim effienails this weekend, you can use the code ‘NEWBIE’ to get 10% off your order! (offer ends midnight tonight, excludes ad space)

Friday, 22 June 2012


Top: Levis
Shell print shorts (rolled down playsuit ;))*: AX Paris
Sunglasses: This seller on ebay
Flatform boots*: OASAP

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There’s something I don’t quite ~like~ about this photo, I’m not sure exactly what it is though, I did have to edit the light quite a lot because the photos were really dark for some reason, I dunno, I just don’t think the quality is as good as usual… ahh well, moan over. I love these shorts (playsuit) from AX Paris so much, they make me feel like a mermaid! YAY!

I have spent the day scouring ebay & sourcing all sorts of new nail shizzle so I can paint some new sets up for my shop! #exciting I wanted to say a huge thank you to you guys if you have bought any of my nails, are going to buy any, retweeted any of my countless tweets or have even taken the time to just look at effienails. You are all amazing & I thank you all so much! :) Also remember to send me pictures of you wearing your '#effienails I would love to see!

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Fudge paint box ‘goldfinger’*


WHAT I THINK: I normally like to colour my hair every month or so to keep the roots at bay however the ends of my hair normally need refreshing a little more often with a semi permanent dye to keep it looking vibrant & not too yellowy. (to read more about my hair colour & colouring routine, you can here>link) This month I switched my usual semi permanent dye to the  fudge paint box in ‘goldfinger’. My hair is quite porous as it has been bleached to death at the ends, so I normally find that bright semi permanent dyes take quite well, this one being no exception. All in all, the colour is very similar to my usual dye, it’s nice & bright, keeps my hair soft & lasts a good few washes before I had to top it up.

The paint boxes come in a verity of different colours too ranging from various reds & oranges to bright blues & purples & even green. There is also a white/toner colour which (from experience) is always necessary if you bleach your hair! That’s a pretty good colour range if you ask me!

I’d definitely recommend the fudge paint boxes if you are like me & like using semi permanent dyes on your hair quite often/ like top dabble in bright/pastel hair every now & then. It’s easy to apply, the colour lasts quite a while, depending on how often you wash you hair & it keeps your hair feeling really soft!

WHAT DO YOU THINK? Do you prefer bright coloured hair or more natural shades?Have you ever tried Fudge paint boxes? What did you think?

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

effienails is open…

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So effienails is finally open! YAY! At the moment, all the designs are one offs so basically, once they are gone, they are gone! So get in there quickly! Above are just a few of the designs I have in the shop currently, if you want to see the rest click here>link.  You can also get a cheeky 10% off your order using the code ‘newbie’ at the checkout! HAPPY SHOPPING!

Monday, 18 June 2012

Roronoa Zoro…

Army jacket: ebay
Levi 501 cut off shorts
Wedge high tops*: SO YOU SHOES

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I have been loving the sports trend at the moment & I have been lusting over various wedge high tops for an age, so when the lovely people over at so you shoes got in touch, I couldn’t not have chosen these babies. They aren’t normally the kind of colour I would go for as I like to stick to black/neutral colours for footwear so I can get as much wear out of them as possible & I thought they would be quite difficult to style as they are quite bright, but I really like  them & although they might not go with everything, I think they are a great colour for summer & are a nice addition to my summer wardrobe, & they give a great ( I hate saying this >.<) ~pop of colour~ to this otherwise quite basic outfit!

See other So You Shoes wedged high tops here (love these), here & here.
& all their other shoes here!

ps: 10 cool points if you know who the name in the title is! ;)

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Deathly Hallows part two…

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Deathly Hallows t-shirt/fress (DIY)*: Orange Circle
Spiked head band*: By Samii Ryan,
Spiked necklace: H! by Henrey Holland
Flatform boots*: OASAP
Fringed ‘olsen’ bag*: Frank Boutique

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Yet another Orange Circle DIY! :) I love this t-shirt so much & I have got so much wear out of it I thought I needed to switch things up a little & DIY myself a little summer dress! As it is a t-shirt it is a little on the short side but with a pair of shorts underneath to keep my dignity intact, it’s prefect! I have worn it even more (if that’s even possible) since it’s had the chop, & it’s definitely going to be worn  even more now that it’s had a summer re vamp! ps, if you are wanting to buy an OC deathly hallows tee, today is the day to do it! They currently have 4 different designs (including this one) on offer for just £9.99! GOGOGOGO!!! :) off ends at 23:59 Sunday 17th June.

I feel a bit like the statue of liberty when I wear this spiked head band! I always get stared at like ‘why has she got metal spikes sticking out of her head?’ but you know what? I don’t care because I think it’s hella cool! ;) You really can’t beat studs/spikes in my book!


Thursday, 14 June 2012


Top: DIY
Neon floral Kimono: DIY (originally a H&M scarf)
Shorts: Levis (DIY)
Hat: DIY (originally New Look)
Flatform boots*: OASAP

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You may have seen me tweet the other day that I flashed my left boob pancake at a passer by while taking outfit photos, well, this is the outfit. I know what you are thinking…HOW?!? Well lets just say I was faffing around with my kimono alot & my strap fell down (the vest top is backless so I wasn’t wearing a bra, my bad) & reviled all >.< #embarrassing What’s funnier is that Liam caught it on camera & my face when I noticed is a picture! lol That’s one outtake that will not be making it to my June outtake post! Soz guys! ;) Ahahaha!

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Street style magazine feature…

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I was recently contacted by the lovely Lisa, who is the editor of ‘just another fashion magazine’ to ask if I would like to be featured in the ‘street style’ section for issue 13. Of course I jumped at the chance (you can see the screen shots of the feature above!) ‘JAFM’ is available to download on ipad, I am seriously contemplating getting an ipad to read magazines & blogs on ahahaha! (a girl can dream) Maybe when I get a job again! ;) To read more about ‘just another fashion magazine click here>link :)

Tuesday, 12 June 2012


Aztec top*: OASAP
Levi 501’s
ASOS dino flatforms
Ring*: Dainty Roses

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I actually love this top from OASAP! I was so excited when I saw it on the site! I had a bit of a thing~ for aztec print last year & this year is no different! I don’t know what it is, it just makes me feel really summery & I think it’s a print that everybody can pull off!

Thank you for all the feedback on my nails. If you haven’t seen already I posted a preview of the designs that are going to be going on sale (hopefully the week starting 18th June) so if you want to see them you can here>link Let me know which ones are your favourites! :)

Sunday, 10 June 2012

DIY: spiked scoop back top…

Scoop back spiked camo top: DIY
Cycle shorts: DIY
Bracelet: House of Harlow
Sunglasses: ebay
Lipstick: natural collection
Boots*: OASAP

Sorry that all these photos are quite ‘samey’ >.< You may have already seen this as I posted a photo yesterday on my facebook. I love anything with cut outs, especially cut out backs & I have been itching to DIY something like this for ages. I really like how it’s turned out & it was a really easy to make. All I did was chop the sleeves off this t-shirt, I cut the ‘scoop’ out of the back & around the collar at the front then studded the straps! Easy! What do you think? :)

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Venice Beach…

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Palm ‘venice beach’ tee*: Orange Circle
Textured skirt: Topshop
Belt: New Look
Flatform boots*: OASAP

I have been wanting to do an outfit post wearing this t-shirt for an age! Orange Circle kindly sent me this palm tree tee a little while ago & I love it! To make it even more summery I cut the sleeves of to make it into a drop arm tee, I love wearing drop arm tees, they make me feel like I should be covered in tattoos like Travis Barker ;) It’s a mens size small & as always there is a women's version too if you prefer!

I have been super busy today setting up my nail shop. I chose to use big cartel, as most people recommended it over etsy etc. If you want to sneak a peek click here>link I am still waiting for packaging supplies hence why ‘effienails’ isn’t live yet but they should be here soon! #exciting

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Simply Beach: Wonderbra…

WHAT SIMPLY BEACH SAY: ’The Ultimate Plunge Bra from the Wonderbra Sexy Solutions collection is perfectly named. Deeper and sexier than ever, it's made with unique hand technology so you get the famous Wonderbra cleavage and fabulous roundness. The cups are covered in microfibre with fishnet insert and the centre has a wide, clear strip. Multiway straps make it a versatile plunge bra, fabulous under the the deepest plunging necklines.’

WHAT I THINK: I have never, in my life, had a cleavage. My chest is as flat as a pancake, seriously! (I just about fit into a B cup >.<) I have always wondered if wonderbra really was all it was cracked up to be & I can now, safely say, that yes, it definitely is!

I was drawn to this bra, not because I particularly wanted a plunge bra, but because of its unusual shape (it looked pretty comfy), I really liked the mesh detailing & the fact that it’s completely smooth! I am not really a fancy underwear kind of girl. I like my undies pretty plain & seamless. At the end of the day it’s there to do a job, & this one, my friends, does it’s job perfectly.

Now for the money question…Does it really work? YES! Obviously I’m not going to post a photo of my boobs on the webz but believe me when I say my cleavage looks exactly like the models in the picture! NO.JOKE! (I know, I couldn’t quite believe it myself!) & it’s super comfortable!

All in all, I would definitely recommend this bra! It does exactly what it says on the tin! You won’t be disappointed!

WHAT DO YOU THINK? Have you ever tried a wonderbra? What did you think? If not, would you?

Monday, 4 June 2012

Devil in a midnight mass…

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Turtle neck top*: Shoppalu
Levis 501 cut offs
DIY cycle shorts
Bag*: Shoppalu

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OK so I feel kind of naked in these photos ahahha (oh hai too much flesh showing) I would have happily walked around naked but I would probably have been arrested… but believe me when I say it is getting freaking boiling here in Spain now. Seriously, I’m surprised my lipstick didn’t melt all over my chin! & there were loads of pollen bits flying around in the air which was not good for my eyes or throat, damn hayfever.

When we haven’t been out sunning ourselves we have been taking shade in the flat & more importantly I have been painting up sets of nails & photographing them for my new nail shop that will hopefully be going live near the end of June! There will only be a few designs to start off with as I just want to see how it goes, but obviously, if all goes well, I will paint up more! #exciting

Sunday, 3 June 2012

You shoot & I’ll pose…

Mesh jacket*: ROMWE
Gorilla dress: ROMWE
ASOS DINO flatforms
Sunglasses: ebay
Necklace*: Delilah Dust

It was a bit shady when we took these photos (& we all know my camera hates the light lol & we refuse to use the flash because it makes the photos look horrendous) so after editing them, my hair looks quite saturated & bright in places, ahh well, I wish it was this bright all the time in real life!

How lovely is this silver tube necklace from Delilah Dust? It’s so dainty & can be worn with almost anything & the best part is, it will only set you back £3! Great value eigh? Everything on the Delilah Dust site is extremely lovely & extremely good value so I urge you to take a look if you’re after some new jewellery!

I am actually really annoyed that my new jacket doesn’t look as good in these photos as it does in real life. It is a baseball style jacket that is made completely of mesh! Jacket of dreams! I love mesh waaaay too much at the moment. I just like how it can make an outfit look sporty but kind of grungy at the same time. Anyway, If you want to see the jacket a little better click here>link.

Friday, 1 June 2012

National Anthem…

Dress, worn as skirt: Primark
Flatform boots*: OASAP

No, your eyes do not deceive you, I am, infact wearing another skirt (well a dress folded up to look like a skirt…) after I said how I almost never feel comfortable wearing them. Ahaha (‘: Oh well! The last time I wore it was for my 22nd birthday which was a good 15 months ago! I bought it mainly because I loved the soldier print & because it was a bargainous £6! You can’t beat a good ol’ Primark bargain!

I wanted to say a huge thank you for all of your comments on my ‘outtakes’ post. I wasn’t sure how it was going to go down but it seems like you all liked it so I’m making it a monthly feature!