Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Talky Tuesdays..... Happiness

Hello lovelies, hope you're all doing well. Today's post will be my first real chatty post, so if you're not into that just keep scrolling by... if you are, keep reading!

So, I like to think of myself as a very bright, happy and optimistic person. And I think my friends and family can agree. I am always giggling, and smiling. But lately, I've had very hard things happen to me in this past year and it hasn't been easy. I thought I would never be my happy self again. I'm not going to go into detail of what all has happened because quite frankly I'm not ready yet, but maybe one day. But what I wanted to really talk about is how to find happiness, even in the saddest times. I have been low, lower then I ever thought I could be, I've never experienced such hardships and when so many awful things get thrown at you at once, you often feel like you won't be okay, that things won't get better and you won't make it out. But you will, and you have to create you're own happiness, even if it's by a stretch. You are responsible for your own happiness, the situations and events around you may not help and may be obstacles, but you have to look around them. Yes, I know this sounds hard because sometimes you are put in a situation and you think "how the hell can I seek any happiness in this" trust me, I have been there. But if there is anything that I have learned it's that you have to pick yourself back up again. I'm not saying you have to be happy ALL the time, and always laughing and smiling and never let anything get to you, I mean you're human I'm human, the fact of the matter is you're going to get upset over things. It's okay to be sad. That's what a lot of people don't understand. You can have a sad day, sad week, but what is important is that you pick yourself back up. Don't let yourself in so deep that you can't get out. Do something to take your mind off of the sadness, anything! For me, I listen to music, I go for a run (HUGE stress reliever), or I go for ice cream with my best friend. A good chat about how you're feeling with your friends always helps, or your parents..you may think they don't understand but they do! You will have down days, and days where you think you won't ever be okay, but you will be okay, and you can get through anything. I believe in you. Search for the light of happiness and you will find it! If you find yourself being in a sad sad mood, think to yourself of what you have to be happy about, even if it's not much. I always say to count your blessings, I know a lot of people aren't religious so if you don't count 'blessings' count what you have that makes you happy! Even if it's oh..i have a house..i have food...(I mean who doesn't love food). YOU will find you're own happiness, YOU will not let others control you're happiness.

If this didn't help you at all, i'm sorry ... it just felt good to write about something that I've wanted to rant about.... if this did help you, great!.. comment below! i'd love to hear :)

Stay lovely
Madison xx

 



Monday, April 29, 2013

OH, CÉLINE

Happy Monday lovelies! Although I know Monday's are never too happy..or lovely.... but hopefully this post will make it a little bit brighter because if you are like me, looking at a beautiful bag  or clothes will always make me a bit happier haha... Fashion bucket list: own a CÉLINE bag.. j'adore

 
 
 
 
 
Look at those colours!
 

 


Sunday, April 28, 2013

CELEB TO WATCH : IGGY AZALEA

Why hello lovelies! Today's post is a little different type then usual, but I hope you don't mind :) I am obsessed with music, there is no other way to put it. I am inspired by so many different genre's and my friends always comment on how diverse my taste is.. my ipod ranges from nirvana-one direction-a$ap rocky-skrillex ... and I think you get the point. A new artist I have recently discovered is Iggy Azalea, she's an Australian rapper with tons of style.

I love love love her at the moment, she's so unique and her songs are just fun but with deep meaning! Now, she is a bit raunchy.. i think I posted the LEAST raunchy of her videos below..She's definitely one to keep an eye on, I think she is going to become huge just because she's so different! Ch-ch-check her ouuuuuuuuuuuut (hahahhaha that was lame)


Ugh, stunning.



 
Is it just me or does she kind of look like a blonde Demi Lovato here?


 
 
 
 
My favourite song of her's is 'My World' ^^..... I found with her I needed to give the songs a few listens before becoming a fan...but now i'm hooked! At first I was definitely like errrrr the hell is this? What are your thoughts! 
 
 Do you enjoy this type of post? I love showing people new and upcoming artists many people may not know! Share your thoughts..comment..follow! xxxxx
 
 


Saturday, April 27, 2013

Lipstick CRAZY

Hello lovelies
So, I thought it was time to do a beauty post! And why not kick it off with my beauty OBSESSION this season! All of a sudden I have this absolute love for lipsticks.. I never have before- but let me tell you, it is very rare I leave the house now without my lipstick. Here are my 4 favourite shades...

This one is by Mac, and it's called Ravishing.... It is a perfect coral/nude colour for spring...not too dull, not too orangy- just PERFECT! This is from their crèmesheen collection and it goes on soo nicely!
 
Aah so this one is by L'Oreal Paris and it's called True Red...Now, let me tell you- it took me FOREVER to find the perfect red shade, and this is just that. It is NOT too orange tinted, nor too pink tinted, it is seriously a true red. Perfect for my skin tone ( I am very pale but with rosy cheeks) I absolutely love this red and I highly recommend it for any skin tones. The consitency is amazing and it really lasts!
 
I LOVE THIS COLOUR SO MUCH! This is my favourite colour for spring, it is a bright bright pink By Maybelline in the colour Shocking Coral from their NEW VIVIDS collection. I really wanted to find a bright pink colour for spring just to be fun and feel girly and this one is just so perfect! AH-MA-ZING!
 
Okay okay I know what you're thinking... what the f%$! is this?! Trust me I had the same reaction... I was looking for a perfect plum colour, and I could not find it anywhere, when I saw this I was NOT even going to consider it..but then I was like well it won't work but i'll just put it on for giggles...and I FELL IN LOVE! This is by Mac in the colour Feel My Pulse from their cremesheen collection as well. Just the slightest bit of this goes a long way, and for me it is the perfect purply plum I am looking for..If I want it really bold i'll apply more but again, a little is enough!
 
So those are my favourite colours with a little review on each! If you guys want a video of these colours showing what they look like on ... please comment below! ( I'll totally do if you guys want)


Friday, April 26, 2013

What posts would YOU like to see?!

Hello lovelies! So today I was doing some thinking and I thought why not ask those who look at my blog what they want to see!

I have some post ideas in mind, but I want to know what you want! Are you interested in me starting to make fashion/beauty/chatty-talky videos? Stick to just posts?

I was thinking of doing my favourite clothing items in my closet for my first video..what do you think? TELL ME YOUR OPINIONS! Certain beauty post you want to see? Fashion? Want me to write about a specific topic and/or talk about it? YOU TELL ME!


Stay glittery
xxxxxx

Monday, April 22, 2013

Gatsby, what Gatsby?

Hello my lovelies! I am so excited about this post... it deals with one of my favourite books...The Great Gatsby...
If you haven't read this book, I suggest you do- and the movie is coming out this May! HOW EXCITING! Carey Mulligan is playing one of the main characters Daisy Buchanan and she is just absolutely perfect for the role.
She just did an issue for Vogue as Daisy, and the shots are absolutely stunning- take a look

 
 
 How cute is she?!
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 I adore.
 
 

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Happy birthday to me!

So yesterday I turned the big 1-7! Seventeen baby! I had the best day and spent it with my most favourite people...family and friends.... I couldn't of asked for a better day and everything about it was just magical!

I had the most AMAZING cake that I just had to share with you all....my parents are so cute and they designed it to match my blog theme...GLITTER AND GOLD! Here are some pictures!

 
How cute is this cake?!
 
 
Glitter-gold writing! How perfect!!
 
EDIBLE GLITTER PEARLS! I'M IN LOVE!


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Nice hair, darlin'

Happpppy Wednesday! almost the end of the week...WE CAN DO THIS!

SO, today is a beauty post- all on my favourite hair trends that I thought I would share with you along with some tips on how to achieve them!

                    
This is look is so simple, yet so pretty! I love the messy curl wave look, so easy to do and you're that much closer to looking like a victoria secret model! ;) I usually do it by using my 1 1/2 inch curling iron, curl my entire head then flip my head and shake it all about to mess it up and break up the curls!
 
 
Now this is one of my favourites....I love the big loose curls, they just make me feel so girly and I feel like I can rock a runway with them! for this look you can achieve it using a variety of ways...
 
1) Hot rollers- instead of putting them the traditional way sectioning them up the top of ur head/ sides/etc just curl them at the bottoms to get this specific look!
 
2) Wand- This is the newest and hottest hair tool! So easy to use...just simply wrap the BOTTOMS of your hair around the wand, hold for a few seconds, and voila! if they come out to tight, run your fingers through them
 
3) Straightener- Yep you heard it! If you DIDN'T know... you can achieve voluminous and bouncy curls with your straightener! Simply place the straightener on your hair, then twirl it downwards as you drag the straightener along your hair......I know sounds confusing but look it up on youtube and you'll see how easy it is!! I promise!
 
And lastly, the messy topknot....oh how I adore this look for those early rushed mornings!
Ok so I find these buns the easiest.....messy buns never work for me but these seem to work the best! I literally gather up all my hair, twist it, then put the hair-tie around it! The messier the better....
 
 


Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Flowers Galore!

Hiya! As spring slowly creeps up (a bit faster for some of you I have seen) it is time to start whipping out those cutesy floral patterns and dresses! My personal obsession for spring :) They are so cute and perfect for every event! Here are some of my favourites I've come across:

                             This is quite the funky floral pattern, but I LOVE the boldness of it!

                                        Love love the classic tea-party-esque style on this one

Ohhhhhhh how I love those quarter-length sleeves and the big bow!!
 
I LOVE the colour and style of this dress Lindsay Lohan wore for her interview with David Letterman! Those bold orange flowers with purple accents is the perfect mix, especially with the t-length and high neck design! I WANT

Monday, April 15, 2013

Manicure Monday!

Why hello there glitter bugs! Even though today is Monday, and we are often tired, cranky, and just want it to be the weekend dammit!! But, one of my favourite ways to spice up my day, and start my week off feeling girly and fun is some killer nails!
Painting your nails is such an easy way to spice up your everyday look, so here are some of my favourite ones!

How cute is the French-glitter look?!

If you don't want to have all your nails full of glitter or designs, try doing an accent nail! Easy way to spice up plain nails :)

 

How freaking fun are these spring nails?! LOVE

Ok how cool is this sparkly/glitter Chanel nail polish?!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Why, hello there!

Hello! I cannot wait to start this exciting journey of blogging all my favourite things, and eventually start to make videos!

Here you'll see all things fashion, beauty, life and thoughts for the soul....
I hope to be starting a youtube channel as well and will start posting hauls, beauty videos, chatty videos and all that jazz! Click that follow button to embark on this wonderful journey with me!