Dvd’s and Books Christmas Wishlist

So, since its been a while since I last updated again, literally I’ve gone from talking about Autumn and now BAMB Christmas  still I thought I’d start a little collection of my Christmas Wishlists, starting with books and films if you couldn’t guess. Since The Amazing SpiderMan came out today!Dvd's and books wishlist
First off, Chuck Palahniuks’ ‘Damned’, being a huge fight club fan I picked this up when wandering round a bookstore by where I work, I read up to chapter five, and I’m hooked! Its a sort of satire of Judy Bloom’s, Are You There God its me Margret (or a title to that effect its been some years since Judy Bloom for me), with a bit of breakfast club thrown in. Its got Chucks (I’m calling him this because his surname is too difficult to repeatedly write) typical style that makes you feel ashamed of yourself for essentially just being normal, I haven’t watched a single Jeremy Kyle episode since beginning it. The protagonist is Madison  a 13 year old daughter of a celebrity couple who winds up in hell. So far the most emotive imagery has been her asking Satan to help her give up hope, a paradoxical and truly heartbreaking concept.
‘Grimm Tales’, Phillip Pullman. So I’ve not read any of this one, but being a bit of a fairy tale nerd, and lover of ‘His Dark Materials’ when I was younger I’m really intrigued by his reworkings of the Grimm tales.
Miranda Hart, ‘ Is it just me’ I’m going to assume this needs no introduction, but if it does well, this… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTf17cmPl0I
Snow White and the Huntsman, Okay so I didn’t go to see this with the highest of hopes, but I ended up loving the film. As I’ve just said I do like my fairy tales, and this was a real treat. I really loved Kristen Stewart’s performance, its reminded me a little of Jodie Foster, that sort of in strength wrapped in vulnerability  that she often presents made for quite a powerful moment when she does don the Armour. Other noteworthy moments, the entire existence of Chris Hemsworth, and Bob Hoskins just felt magical whenever he was on camera.
Skyfall, if anyone has written this off based on the dire show that was Quantum of Solace don’t. To me this was Bond, back to his best, with touching homages to the older movies but yet still feeling fresh. It was a little reminiscent of Die Hard 4.0, and Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, with its old fashioned guy trapped in the modern age/ ‘I’m getting too old for this’  theme but still felt exciting, if a little cliched now. However I felt really disappointed with M, I felt as though the head of MI5 would have been at least able to shoot a bloody gun still.
The Amazing SpiderMan. I never really took to the Toby Maguire trilogy, to me, it just wasn’t the SpiderMan that I knew and loved from the comic books. Andrew Garfield is brilliant though, if you watched the SpiderMan cartoon in the early to mid 90’s his is that guy. I loved how this time Parker was a gutsy kid who fought for what he believed in BEFORE he changed, and was witty and funny – unlike the annoying timid Maguire version who needed superpowers before he would stand up for himself. Also Rhys Ifans is perfect as the lizard! A really great superhero movie, I think the Marvel franchise has finally got the right blend of comedy/effects/ heart/ action now.
Also, Mum should you see any of these, please don’t think of them as some kind of lavish letter to santa.
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Well I’ve been very bad at this lately, but I shan’t dwell… On with the show as it very much where.

So its Autumn now very exciting. I can’t stand hot weather (it’s no fun dressing in just a dress), and blatantly Autumn means Christmas is coming and so it my Birthday! So I just wanted to share with you guys (or my Mum who I believe might also have given up reading this too) some of my favorite Autumn bits.

1. I’ve been getting majorly into candles lately clearly becoming a Grandma before my time, but I ended up spending a fortune on this Yankee Candle in Red Velvet Cake – I’ve never actually eaten a Red velvet cake but I do love how it smells. It’s definately one of those rich vanillary foody  scents if you like the cupcake ones this will probably be a good- un for you.


2. Fragrance Layering – I’ve been doing this ALOT lately and its something I’ve been loving. My favorites have been the Boots Natural Collection Vanilla Body spray a steal at £2.99, with Victoria Secrets Sexy Little Things Noir over the top. I love doing this but it only feels appropriate doing it in the colder months when everything feels sort of heavy and layered anyway. Do I even make sense right now?


3. Dark Lips – Well I’ll be the first to admit I don’t shake up my make up very often – if I’m honest I like putting my make up on a the start of the day but once I’m out I don’t want to be messing around with it! and usually I always feel really overdone with lots of make up anyway this never feels the case though with dark lips. I love this combination below

Illamasqua Growl Lipstick, MAC Stone Lip Liner, and Illmasqua sheer Lip gloss in Tantrum. (Also please ignore my gammy lips – never knew they were wonky till this picture and my dodgy skin I’m actually in my PJ’s right now and couldn’t be bothered to put any foundation on to take a picture)

4. Nails – Like most people I always lean towards dark colours for Autumn – this year has been no change. However I have found a slightly more surprising love with the light-ish Lilac shade from Essie called To Buy or Not to Buy (I think it was a part of their spring collection) as I said its a lilac shade with a slight blue iridescenct and it’s absolutely lovely!

Other Favorites being (from Left to Right) Leighton Denny Rampant Rose, Leighton Denny Picture Perfect, Essie To Buy or Not To Buy, and OPI A French Quarter For Your Thoughts.











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Details 2.

Hey, thought I’d include an outfit I wore a little while ago, nothing special like just what I wore to the pub, looking out the window right now I can’t believe it was ever warm or sunny enough to wear something like this. Genuinely gratefully for living on a big hill, since at  bottom it is completely flooded!

Ripped Jeans, Aztec

SO, sorry again its not a full body shot, I really need to find a friend so I have someone to take photos for me. The jeans are new they are highwaisted ripped boyfriend Jeans from ASOS and have become quite the summer staple especially since the weather is so unpredictable, the top is a slightly loose fit Aztec print scallop top from Internationale  a store I loved when I was about 10 and am starting to rediscover since its cheaper than Primark and the clothes are nicer! Finally my VERY old converse, I’ve had them since I was about 13 because that was the last time I grew.

Also showing my first attempt at water marbling I think it looks ok actually was rather proud of myself !


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Lipstick Favorites

I thought I’d include a few pictures of some of my favorite lipsticks. I don’t know why really, but you’ve got them!

Sorry about the disgraceful quality once again… I must do something about it! and for my horrid lips, but the colours are still pretty

Dolce and Gabbana – no name :/

MAC Mellowwarm

MAC Creamsheen in Kittenish

MAC in Lady Danger

Illamasqua in Scandal

Illamasqua in Growl

Illamasqua in Obey

Illamasqua lipstick in Throb

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if money was no object….

Wishlist 1.

Acne cotton shirt
$320 – net-a-porter.com

United bamboo
$574 – asos.com

ASOS ripped boyfriend jeans
$61 – asos.com

High heels
$200 – bmxjc.solestruck.com

Leather shoes
$160 – topshop.com

Jeffrey campbell boots
$160 – solestruck.com

Just a little collection of the redicilously expensive things that I have seen lately, and fallen in love with. As un-patriotic as it may be I’m absoultely loving the american flag print right now, probably a reaction to the sheer number of union jacks I’ve seen lately! but that Equipment long sleeve shirt would be so perfect with shorts this summer. My obbession with Litas doesn’t look like its yet to fade any time soon the comic strip ones completely remineded me of the Pamla Mann tights that I adored and collected when I was about 13.  Also, this summer I WILL be rocking distressed denim so much so I’ll probably kill it off – but who cares! It’s all good fun.
PS. Sorry there has been no posts of ages a combination of illness and uni exams have resulted in me doing nothing but work and sleep!!
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Inspiration 2


I couldn’t sleep, so I made this, and thought why not post it. Its pretty much all what I find inspiring right now, the glamour and free spirt of the sixites, with a slightly grungy nighties feel, as well as the classic fashion mavericks like Blow, whom I’ll always love. There’s some other stuff thrown in there too like.

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H&M gown

H M gown
Just wanted to give a mention to this beautiful H&M its so amazing, and is so not what you would expect from H&M (they actually have loads of amazing full length dresses there every season but this one is something else) I’m fighting all my instincts to buy it because I know I’m not going anywhere amazing enough to wear it!
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Prom Jumpsuits

Prom Jumpsuits

ASOS sleeveless jumpsuit
$80 – asos.com

Miss Sixty Jumpsuit With Belt
$209 – asos.com
Just another Idea for prom/formal occasions if you hate wearing dresses try a jumpsuit which gives you all the glamour of a dress but without the skirt!!!
Also the sequined jumpsuit in the middle is by Free People I’m not sure why the link isn’t included
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The Little Black Dress

The Little Black Dress
A few More Prom ideas… this time for those who can’t resist Black
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