WISHLIST

Tuesday, 31 December 2013

NEW VIDEO: Vlog #1 Filming With Katie & Bertie

Hi everyone! I've always wanted to have shot at doing a vlog, especially as so many Youtubers took part in 'Vlogmas' this year! So I took the opportunity while filming some more videos with my friend Katie to vlog my day...and this is the result!


Let me know if you like it, as I'm thinking of doing some more of these in the future! And you'll hopefully be seeing the videos we filmed that day very soon! 

Do you think I should carry on with vlogs? And do you have any other suggestions of videos that you'd like to see? 

Gx

Saturday, 28 December 2013

Merry Christmas + Updates

Hi everyone! This is just a quick post to wish you all a very Merry Christmas! I hope you all had a lovely day, and got to have some ‘you’ time! I was able to have some time off to spend the time with my family and friends - this is one of the things I love about Christmas! We’re now in that awkward little time between Christmas and New Year where everyone’s recovering from eating too much chocolate (me especially) but I’ve had a right ol’ busy time filming videos and shooting blog posts, as well as some extremely exciting news that I’ll be sharing with you all soon!




I also just wanted to take the chance to thank you all for your support with Away With The Fairies; it started it out as a fun hobby but has now become a big part of my life. I’m always blown away by your kindness and love, and I really appreciate every page view, comment and follow that I get! 2014 is going to be a very exciting year, and I can’t wait to share it all with you guys!!

Thanks sooooooooo much again for everything! I love you all!!!!!!!

Gx

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Persunmall.com wishlist!



*Sponsored post*

I discovered Persunmall.com about a month ago, and haven't stopped loving them since! They do a mix of strong on-trend pieces and pretty girly pieces, and have some evening dresses to die for! So if you're looking for a new exciting online shop to hit, I really recommend Persunmall.com!! These are some of their recent items, and I'm seriously in love with the burgundy lace dress (I've got my eye on the white one too) and the black tote bag (I'm in need of one of these)! The denim shirt dress has a real Scandinavian feel about it, a real investment piece that you'll wear again and again! And who can resist a good old pair of classic jeans eh? 

Are you guys loving Persunmall.com too?

Gx


Friday, 13 December 2013

Songs and Artists I'm loving at the moment!

 Music is a big part of my life. It gets me through my day really. I feel a bit lost if I don't have the radio, my iPod or a CD on in my room. I just love it, as there are songs that you can relate to, have a cry to, or just dance around without a care in the world to. So I thought I'd share a bit of my music taste with you! And I promise that I'll try not to go on too much about Taylor Swift *has fingers crossed behind back*. I said I would try, okay!

Starting off are my Top 5 songs I'm loving! 

TOP 5 SONGS:

1. Taylor Swift- Sweeter Than Fiction
Okay, okay, I stumbled at the first hurdle. But none of my other ones are Taylor. However much I love her! So this is her new one for the film soundtrack of One Chance, the film based on the story of Paul Potts, who won Britain's Got Talent in 2007. I really want to see this film, so naturally I had to check out the soundtrack too! 

2. Lorde- Royals
This always has me singing along. The simple melody and harmonies always make me feel at ease. A real chill out song. 

3. Half Moon Run- She Wants To Know
I loved this band since Full Circle, and they just keep churning out some great tunes! A song for easy days with its soft vocals and slightly dark undertones.

4. Ben Pearce- What I Might Do
The dancer in me adores electronic music. And this is no exception! Great beat, and I adore his voice!!!! One of those songs where you just want to dance in the middle of the street like you’re in a flash mob.

5. Luke Friend- What Makes You Beautiful (cover)
If you saw The X Factor a couple of weeks back, you may have seen lil’ Luke Friend cover One Direction’s What Makes You Beautiful. When I saw the song choices the day before the show, I had a small feeling that he was going to smash it. And I was right! I think he partly used The 1975’s arraignment for their cover of WMYB in the Radio 1 Live Lounge, but he still made it partly his own, especially with that beaauuttifulll voice of his! I’m a sucker for a rock voice, okay? I’m definitely a #friendie! Also, I have his EP Live Ont’ Sofa on repeat; it’s a perfect mix of covers and originals. I have fallen head over heels in love with it, and him!

BAND TO WATCH:

Darlia
I first heard of Darlia when Fearne Cotton played them on her show a while back, so I thought I’d check them out. And I really really like them! They’re an alternative rock band from Blackpool who are causing a stir in the music world at the moment. Think dark grungy lyrics that you can still sing along to but that pack a punch and awesome riffs. My fave is their single Napalm; it’s one of the songs I dance around my room to. A lot.

So, a real mixture there, right? I was brought up on so many different styles, from rock to R’n’B to folk to musicals, so I appreciate different styles in their own ways. And I get asked a lot who my favourite artists are, and I really cannot give me a simple answer! But, for those of you who have asked, I shall now tell you the artists that I hold close to my heart:

Mumford and Sons
Bruce Springsteen
Coldplay
Taylor Swift (of course)
Paramore
Destiny’s Child
The Who
Led Zeppelin
Deep Pruple
Fall Out Boy
Linkin Park
Bob Marley
Christina Aguilera
Jimi Hendrix
The Beatles
Maxïmo Park
Avril Lavigne

What songs and artists do you love at the moment?

Gx

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

OOTD: Fit and Flare

Recently, I went on a bit of a charity shop haul, and I was going to do a haul video on it, but I've been having a few problems with my camera at the moment, and so quickly shot this outfit while I could. As my town is literally run by charity shops (we have 7 last time I counted), I'm always spoilt for choice when it comes to new finds! I always get a warm fuzzy feeling inside when I buy something great from a charity shop and know that the money is going to a good cause. And this trip was an extremely successful one; I found some great stuff that will be featuring heavily in my outfits. 






The charity shop items in this outfit are the trench coat and the shirt underneath my jumper. I think they are probably my favourite items out of my haul! The Topshop trench coat was one that I caught out of the corner of my eye on the size 10 rail, and it was just so pretty that I had to pull it out and have a proper look! It is a thing of beauty, but I was a little worried that it may be a tiny bit small...but it wasn't! It fit me perfectly and even though it didn't have any tags on it, it had only been worn once at the most! It's in a classic beige colour, and nips in at the waist to honour the hourglass shape as seen on the Prada and Dior catwalks. Unfortunately, it didn't come with the belt, but I actually didn't mind as it still holds its fitted shape without it! I'm on the lookout for a replacement one anyway, but it isn't too much of a problem. 








The shirt is a fitted M&S one that is over-sized, but still has some shape to it to show off some femininity! And being brought up watching Quadrophenia with a Mod for a father, I was naturally drawn to the monochrome checks that I know so well! They just look gorgeous on this shirt! I have a feeling I'll be wearing it for a long time! 






Coat- Charity Shop (originally Topshop)
*Jumper- F+F*
Shirt- Charity Shop (originally M&S) (similar)
Leather look jeans- French Connection
*Boots- Kaleidoscope* (similar)

What's your favourite kind of coat this season?

Gx

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Dream Wardrobe #3 'FEELS LIKE NOTHING ELSE'


I dance three times a week, and I usually find that, as the weather gets colder, my UGGs keep appearing on my feet! The reason why? They just keep my feet sooooo warm, which is very important to me! So when I heard that one of my fave bloggers MediaMarmalade had teamed up with UGG's 'Feels Like Nothing Else' winter campaign for a competition, it would've been silly not to enter! If you're interested in entering, then you can check it out here!


Fingers crossed!

Gx

Monday, 2 December 2013

Dreams of summer and laughter…

I recently went to the Monsoon/Accessorize S/S 14 press day for Naked Fashions, and loved every minute of it! The great thing about press days are that you make so many contacts, and meet some incredible people! You can see my post on it here.

One of the best things was that I got to finally meet some of my fellow bloggers face to face! Bloggers can pick out other bloggers in a sea of PR people, and so soon enough we had all congregated together and were getting on like a house on fire.

Annie and Jess doing some outfit photos

Jess looking amazing!

The yummy treats we were spoilt to!


Took me straight back to summer!


Typical blogger ;)

Marina and Jess

Who can resist a photo booth eh?

I seriously recommend you check these girlies out; you may recognise some from the pictures but if you don’t, then you can find them below:


Thank you Monsoon, Accessorize and my fellow bloggers for such a lovely day!


What do you think of the new Monsoon/Accessorize collection? 

Gx

Friday, 29 November 2013

Liebster Award #4

Part 2 of my Liebster Award nominations! I was nominated twice; by Libby and Steph from Rose and Ringlets, and Sammeh from Odds and Sodz! If you missed my nomination by Libby and Steph, you can check it out here

The Liebster Award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. The meaning: Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, dearest. Blogging is about building a community and it's a great way to connect with other bloggers and help spread the word about newer bloggers/blogs.

THE RULES:
  • Each nominee must link back to the person that nominated them.
  • Each nominee must first list 11 random facts about their self.
  • Answer the 10 questions which are given to you by the nominator.
  • Nominate 10 other bloggers you like and who have less than 200 followers.
  • Create 10 questions for your nominees to answer.
  • Let them know that they have been nominated by going to their blog and notifying them.

I'm going to be really bad and repost the same eleven facts as I did for the last one, with a few tweaks, as I can't think of anymore!

Eleven random facts about me

1. I'm an aspiring actress, and I've done various projects in short film, feature film, TV, adverts and on the stage.  

2. I'm obsessed with CSI, NCIS, Law and Order and The Mentalist. This is partly my mum's fault, as she loves it too!

3. I used to be allergic to peanuts, but I was luckily enough to grow out of the allergy when I was 5. 

4. I have a lot of clothes. And I mean a lot. My clothes are currently filling 8 drawers and 2 bulging wardrobes with several hangers on the doors.

5. I'm a book worm. I'm currently working my way through Lord of the Rings: The Return Of The King.

6. I love travelling. When I go on holiday, I try and discover little gems that not many people know about. 

7. I love the colour blue.

8. I have freak moments of OCD-like behaviour, and I get really into it! Stand in the way of me putting my enormous collection of books into alphabetical author order, or colour-coding my nail varnishes and there will be consequences. 

9. I used to have hair down to my knees. When I was younger I hated having it cut, and as I never got split ends, we just let it grow!

10. I'm a musical nerd and proud! I'm routing for a musical radio station to be created!

11. I wear glasses! I usually hate having my photo taken with them on, but occasionally they appear ;)

Sammeh's questions:

1. What is your favourite beauty tip?
Cleanse, tone and moisturising! It really helped my skin when I was young, so now my skin is quite good.

2. What is your favourite piece of clothing you own?
Oh gosh I can't name just one! Well, my leather jacket is forever with me, and I have a red and white spotted 50's style dress that I just adore! 

3. Who do you look up to and why?
Taylor Swift and Helen Mirren. Both are such strong women who stand up for what they believe in. Taylor saved me through long days of heartache, and Helen is who I aspire to be when I'm older.

4. Who is your favourite Disney character and why?
I always wished I could be Ariel or Wendy, but my favourite has got to be Alice in Wonderland! I loved the books as well as the film, and wanted to fall down a rabbit hole so that I could go to Wonderland too! And yes, I did try! Didn't find one big enough ;) 

5. You have £1000/$1000 to spend... what do you buy?
Hmmm, a classic black Chanel bag because I've wanted one since forever, and a Oscar de la Renta dress! May not fit my £1000 budget but it can be put towards it ;)

6. What's your favourite thing to do in your spare time?
Blog obviously ;) I love a good read too. 

7. Tell us your favourite memory
Wow, there are a few...Maybe when I met my second cousins for the first time! They are just adorable!

8. Pick three words that best describe your personality.
Bubbly, crazy and friendly.

9. What is your guilty pleasure
Olives, for sure!

10. Share your most embarrassing moment. 
I actually can't think of one! Sorry!


I nominate:
Niamh- Niamh Etc
Chloe- omgchl0e
Dajana- D'smithereens

My eleven questions:

1. Dream job?

2. If you could be an animal, what would you be?

3. What's the best holiday you've ever been on?

4. What is your favourite music genre?

5. Favourite colour?

 6. Fashion faux pas?

7. How would you describe your own style?

8. New season fashion and/or beauty must-have?

9. If you could pick six famous people to hang out with for the day, who would they be?

10. Who's your fashion idol?

Go follow these guys, they are seriously amazing!

Gx

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Liebster Award #3

I was honoured to be nominated not once, but TWICE for this wonderful award by Libby and Steph from Rose and Ringlets, and Sammeh from Odds and Sodz! Thank you guys so much, and dear readers, be sure to go and check them out! They are lovely ladies :)

So I'm going to do Libby and Steph's nomination first; I sat for a while try to figure out whether I could condense these two nominations into one post, but I decided not to as it would be too confusing! So, here's part 1! 


The rules are:
  1. Link the blogger(s) that nominated you
  2. Answer the 11 questions your nominator has asked you
  3. Keep the chain going by nominating 10 of your favourite bloggers who have less than 200 followers, and make you sure let them know
  4. Create 11 questions for your nominees to answer.
Libby and Steph's questions:

1. Favourite film?
An American in Paris. I love old films, especially the Gene Kelly/Fred Astaire age! I first watched this when I was a child, and being from a family who love to perform, I fell for the incredible dance routines!

2. Staple beauty items?
Mascara and eye liner. Oh, and powder, as I sometimes get a bit shiny.

3. If you could only use one beauty brand what would it be?
I would say Rimmel London, as every single product that I've got from them I've loved!

4. A/W or S/S Fashion? Why?
Oooooh that's a good one. However much I am a summer baby, I do love A/W fashion, as you can have so much fun with layering etc. 

5. Favourite books?
The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud. That book changed my life. Also, Ways To Live Forever has been a favourite since I was at school. I recommend you check out both!

6. Make up and fashion item you are wanting at the moment?
I'm a sucker for a Christmas jumper, I recently bought one at a charity shop which will be featuring in my next video, but I adore this one! It'll look great with a leather skirt and cocktail flats or with a sleeveless coat to show off that great pattern! Make-up wise, I've been hunting out a nice dark lippy for a bit of a vampy look this season, and this one seems to be appealing to me! However, I haven't used any Topshop beauty products before, so if any of you have had good experiences with Topshop make-up and think I should go for it, then let me know!

ASOS Christmas Jumper in Reindeer Fairisle

Topshop Lips in Wicked


7. Favourite clothes shop?
I've recently been really loving Sheinside, as they do incredible fashion pieces for affordable prices! I recently bought a geometric Batman sweater from them, and I really like it! I'll be doing a post on it soon :) 

8. Dream job? Why?
PERFORMING OF COURSE!!! However much I think about doing other things, my mind always gets drawn back to the feeling you get when you stand on stage or behind a camera on a film set, its a rush of excitement, adrenaline and nerves all mixed into one! It's like a safe high ;) you also get to tell someone's story for them, you become them and get their voice heard. Pretending to be people is a lot of fun, especially when you share similar feelings and characteristics to them and can therefore relate to them.  

9. Favourite season? Why?
Summer! I'm a June baby, so a summer lover through and through! I'm altogether happier when the sun's shining and it's warm, I get real bad SAD syndrome when its starts to get colder :(

10. Favourite bloggers?
Wow, where to start! There are some incredible people out there, but my favourites at the moment are: 

11. Favourite winter food and drink.
Hot chocolate for drink, and chocolate for food...just chocolate in general! 

I nominate:
Aimee- just Aimee
Anita Dana & Ko
Sara- Vino and Vincent
Marta- BePretty
Emma- The Brunette Beuaty Blogger
Belle Splash
Tephany- Moonshine Beauty

My eleven questions:

1. Dream job?

2. If you could be an animal, what would you be?

3. What's the best holiday you've ever been on?

4. What is your favourite music genre?

5. Favourite colour?

 6. Fashion faux pas?

7. How would you describe your own style?

8. New season fashion and/or beauty must-have?

9. If you could pick six famous people to hang out with for the day, who would they be?

10. Who's your fashion idol?

11. What's your most prized possession?

Go follow these guys, they are seriously amazing!

Gx

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Beauty Products Haul video!

Okay, I was really bad and I got a bit excited when buying some new products…check out the video below to see what I got!


Are you loving any of these products too?

Gx

Friday, 15 November 2013

November wishlist!

November wishlist!



It’s got to that time of the month again…let’s have a look at what I’m lusting over this month! I am going little easy this month, as I want to do a big Christmas wishlist for next month.

It's getting to that time of year when I just want to curl up in big sweaters all the time. And this one is perfect for doing just that! I’m also a sucker for Aztec prints, especially this one!

I’m in desperate need of a big black bag. And this one fits the bill! It’ll go with everything, that’s the beauty of black!

I love all the graphic sweatshirts out there at the moment. This one fits my love for monochrome and leather, and it’s in the pre-sale at a bargain price at the moment!

Well, you can’t really miss the tartan trend, can you?! These are a great nod to the trend, and you can wear them with things like cut out boots and brogues.

This is a fab matte lipstick with Vitamin E in it to stop your lips drying out, a common problem I find in some lipsticks.

Another product by Sleek, I have been in love with their palettes since I got one for my birthday quite a few years ago. At the moment, I have i Divine in The Original 594, which is quite a sparkly set, so I’m intrigued to try their matte eyeshadows to see if they’re just as good.

I’m starting to run out of my Collection 2000 concealer, and so I am on the hunt for a new one. This one caught my eye, but I’m deliberating between this one and the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, which the likes of Fleur De Force and other blogger greats have been raving about. It’s a tough one! I think this one is winning on the fact of the price, but we’ll have to see.

I’m obsessing over lip crayons at the moment, they are my new beauty discovery! I’ve already got one of these lip crayons in Fuchsia Libre, and it’ll be featuring in my new video (which is up tonight!), but I just want them all! I don’t really have that many peachy lip colours in my collection, so this one would be brilliant to fill that gap!

What are you guys loving this month? Do you love any of these items?


Gx

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

A day out in London

On Thursday, I was given the opportunity by Lauren at Naked Fashions to go and preview the Massimo Dutti S/S14 collection! You may have heard me talking about it on my Twitter and Facebook. I had an amazing time, and you can read my write up about it here.

I got a lovely goodie bag, which contained, to my delight, a stunning leather pouch!! It is a thing of beauty, and I especially love the emerald green tassels (the must have colour this autumn, I got told)! I’ll be using this as a clutch bag, but also as something to keep my odds and ends in when I take out a bigger bag.





Afterwards, I decided to have a little stroll around the Regent’s Street/Oxford Street area, as I love that part of London. You can just get completely lost wondering around while everyone else around you hurries about their business. And of course, you've got to love the shopping!







What’s your favourite place in London? Do you have a go-to clutch bag that never fails you?


Gx

Sunday, 10 November 2013

New video: October Favourites!

My new October Favourites video is finally up!!! Check it out: 


Did you enjoy? Let me know! 

Gx

Thursday, 7 November 2013

The Liebster Award #2

I'm literally so honoured to be nominated for this again! I love discovering new bloggers, and this is a great way of doing it! I was nominated by Vanessa at Secretly Blogging, so thank you so much!!!! Go check her out! If you're wondering what the devil The Liebster Award is, have a peak below:


The Liebster Award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. The meaning: Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, dearest. Blogging is about building a community and it's a great way to connect with other bloggers and help spread the word about newer bloggers/blogs.

RULES:
1. Post the award on your blog.
2. Thank the blogger who presented this award and link back to their blog.
3. Write 11 random facts about yourself.
4. Nominate 11 bloggers who you feel deserve this award and who have less than 200 followers.
5. Answer 11 questions posted by the presenter and ask your nominees 11 questions. 

I'm going to be really bad and repost the same eleven facts as I did for the last one, with a few tweaks, as I can't think of anymore!

Eleven random facts about me

1. I'm an aspiring actress, and I've done various projects in short film, feature film, TV, adverts and on the stage.  

2. I'm obsessed with CSI, NCIS, Law and Order and The Mentalist. This is partly my mum's fault, as she loves it too!

3. I used to be allergic to peanuts, but I was luckily enough to grow out of the allergy when I was 5. 

4. I have a lot of clothes. And I mean a lot. My clothes are currently filling 8 drawers and 2 bulging wardrobes with several hangers on the doors.

5. I'm a book worm. I'm currently working my way through Lord of the Rings: The Return Of The King.

6. I love travelling. When I go on holiday, I try and discover little gems that not many people know about. 

7. I love the colour blue.

8. I have freak moments of OCD-like behaviour, and I get really into it! Stand in the way of me putting my enormous collection of books into alphabetical author order, or colour-coding my nail varnishes and there will be consequences. 

9. I used to have hair down to my knees. When I was younger I hated having it cut, and as I never got split ends, we just let it grow!

10. I'm a musical nerd and proud! I'm routing for a musical radio station to be created!

11. I wear glasses! I usually hate having my photo taken with them on, but occasionally they appear ;)

Eleven questions from Vanessa (they're really good ones!)

1. What is your favourite animal?
Hmm this is a hard one. I've always had a few favourites (a really weird mix); dogs, dolphins, horses and guinea-pigs. 

2. Do you prefer tea or coffee?
I can't choose, they are both my daily fuel!

3. What is your favourite book/book series?
The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud. That book changed my life.

4. What are some weird things you used to do as a child?
Ask 'why' to everything my parents used to say. And annoy the hell out of them!

5. Which make up product can you not go without?
Mascara! I feel naked without it!

6. Which is more important to you, eyebrows or lips?
Oooh tricky one. I like to keep my eyebrows in check, but sometime when I feel really lazy I leave them a bit. So I'll say lips. 

7. If you could only have one, would you have liquid or powder foundation?
Liquid! I've never really tried powder foundation.

8. What is your favourite Disney movie?
Lady and The Tramp! Best love story ever, not all the 'princes' need to be from rich backgrounds. 

9. Do you prefer your hair curly or straight?
Curly. I'm so jealous of some of my friends who have naturally curly hair, even though they hate it! But I like mine as it sometimes goes slightly curly and wavy on its own accord.

10. Are you a night-time or a day-time person?
Night-time. The world is so beautiful at night.

11. Do you like Asian food?
YES!!! I live on the stuff!

My eleven questions:

1. You're unleashed into your favourite shopping centre with unlimited money: what's the first shop you hit?

2. If you could be an animal, what would you be?

3. What's the best holiday you've ever been on?

4. What is your favourite music genre?

5. Favourite colour?

 6. Eye liner or mascara?

7. Favourite film/film series?

8. What do you love about fashion/beauty?

9. If you could pick six famous people to hang out with for the day, who would they be?

10. Who's your fashion idol?

11. What's your most prized possession?


My nominations:
Victoriya- FashionWithStyle
Candida- Merch Maven
Candy- Candy Says
Lauren- Lauren Evie
Natasha- Fashionalities
Naomi- Lost + Found

Go follow these guys, they are seriously amazing!

Gx

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