Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Festive Nail Polish- ORLY, Star Spangled


I decided to do a cheeky Tuesday posting on ORLY nail polish. I received this small pot of polish named Star Spangled in the Christmas edition of Cosmopolitan magazine. I’ve just painted both sets of my nails tonight with it and I’m incredibly impressed with this product. Usually I wear No7 nail polishes or Nails Inc which are good polishes but this polish is the right consistency and isn’t too runny. 

When choosing my magazine, I chose this colour as it’s a bit different to my usual classic red and the red glitter has a lovely shine in the light. I wanted a nail polish which had a Christmassy colour to put me in the festive mood.

The brand ORLY has been going since the 1970’s and is still going strong today. With over 150 colours to choose from, it’s going to be hard to decide what colour I’m going to order next.

I used to swear by Nails Inc, London which are good but I’m a sucker for anything glittery and ORLY seem to have lots of glittery polishes at affordable prices.

Retailing at around £10.25 for an 18ml bottle at http://www.graftonsbeauty.co.uk, I will be definitely ordering some of this gold dust with my Christmas money.

Have you used ORLY nail polish before?

Lots of love Miss Vintage Vibe xo

Sunday, 15 December 2013

My Christmas wish-list

Hello all,
For this week’s posting I decided to do a Christmas wish list. With Christmas approaching fast, I finally went out yesterday in Manchester to buy presents for everybody but I haven’t really thought about myself. I wanted to create a Christmas wish list for myself as I have had my eye on some gorgeous items; I’m hoping Father Christmas will bring on the 25th.

Firstly I really want a pair of GHDS as I only have a pair of Mark Smith straighteners which do the job but I have always lustered for the best straighteners on the market. When it was black Friday a few weeks ago I was sat working away doing university work without realising everybody was snapping up a pair for ridiculously cheap and now a lot of the styles have vanished off the website. I do really like the wonderland GHDS though, they are very Christmassy and I would be over the moon to find these in my stocking on Christmas morning. Priced at £135 they are a tad expensive but for limited edition they are totally worth every penny.

Next on my list is a Thomas Sabo watch. I already have a pair Thomas Sabo earrings, necklace & a charm bracelet which I’m 100% satisfied with. Over this past year I have matured style wise and now I am longing for a classy watch. I graduate next year and it would look perfect especially when attending interviews. Of course I wouldn't look anywhere else and when I received some Thomas Sabo earrings for Easter this year, I was love-struck over a classic watch. I have been told by my parents they are taking me to the Trafford Centre for a Christmas surprise so I’m hoping they took the hint and I will bag myself a lovely watch. It’s £169 which is a lot of money but I would keep the watch for a lifetime.

Finally on my list is a ruby woo MAC lipstick. After reading many blog postings on this product and MAC lipsticks alone, I've heard they are the best lipsticks around. As I love my vintage style, I love wearing red lipstick quite a lot but usually I only buy cheaper brands such as L’Oreal or Max factor so this Christmas I would be ecstatic if someone bought me one of these. Usually priced at around £16, Debenhams are having a sale on MAC at the moment and are only asking a small charge of around £12 which is a total bargain if you ask me.

What’s on your Christmas wish list?

Lots of love Miss Vintage Vibe xo

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Murder Mystery party- Finding the perfect dress


My weekly blog posting has arrived. I promised last week to post at least once a week as I want to be a dedicated blogger. It’s been such a manic week with deadlines and what not; I haven’t had much time to myself. As I’m at university most of the time, I have only been home three times within this term so when I was invited to a murder mystery party a few weeks ago it was the perfect excuse to go home and buy a new outfit to dress up.

Each of us who attended got a character we would be playing for the evening. I was selected to be:

Ingrid Pith: You are a Danish art-dealer, specializing in finding paintings all over occupied Europe. You are very busty and flirtatious.

Suggested clothing Very low-cut evening dress with a slit skirt
As soon as I heard about my character, it turned into a two week hunt for the perfect dress. I searched all of my favourite clothing websites such as Topshop and Asos but when I couldn't find a dress I liked, I began to search all of the small boutiques I hadn't tried. However as I’m fussy I had no luck with this either.

Some of my blogging friends had ordered from Chi Chi clothing, a fashionable London based brand, so I thought I would at least search the site optimistically. I looked in the sale section as I wanted a budget dress. To my surprise I found this gorgeous ivory lace maxi style dress with a sexy but classy thigh split, extra padding to make my boobs a bit bustier & pretty diamantes to give the dress some sparkle.

To my surprise the dress should have been £54.99 and was on sale for £32.99. When I ordered the dress I got a further 10% off and next day delivery. In the end it only cost me a small price of £29.99. Being a bit apprehensive on sizing’s as I’m a size 6-8, I asked for some advice from friends. The Chi Chi brand is known to be a bit bigger on sizing’s so I ordered a size 6.

The next day I was surprised when the dress fit snug as a bug. To finish the look off I wore pointed red suede heels which I bought from The head over heels section in Debenhams a while ago. I also picked some fine jewellery, a friend had bought me for my 18th birthday and of course it wouldn't be the same without my trusty red lipstick.

Have you ordered from Chi Chi clothing before?

Lots of love Miss Vintage Vibe xo

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Manchester Christmas markets 2013


I know it's been a while since my last posting but as you can see I have revamped my blog design thanks to Kerys Marie, owner of www.LittleBoBlab.com . I have also been incredibly busy with university work, but after getting some lovely business cards matching my blog layout, I thought it was time to get serious about being a blogger. I'm making a promise to blog at least once a week from today as it's one of my goals of the year.

Miss VintageVibe is back and I thought I would do a posting on the Manchester Christmas markets. After having a lazy weekend with my fella, we decided to hit the Christmas markets today to get into the spirit of Christmas as it's the 1st of December. It's officially 24 days till Christmas and counting, now that's something to get excited about.

To be honest, I haven't had the time to do any Christmas shopping at all, which is extremely shameful but with being in my third year at university, I never have much time to my self. I'm really upset as this year I won't be able to go home to help my mum put up the Christmas tree and do all the fun bits, but I'm so excited to be able to relax with my family on Christmas day.

I decided to go to the markets to at least get an idea of what to buy people. My mum is usually the trickiest to buy for as she really does have everything, but after going to the markets I have seen some lovely home-made items which you just couldn't find anywhere else. I'm considering buying her a musical snow globe, it's a lovely keepsake that will remind her of Christmas time.

I didn't really spend too long looking at presents because the main attraction to the markets for me is the food. The whiff of German sausages and the sweet smell of pancakes had my belly rumbling instantly. For those that know me I'm trapped in a skinny minny body and have an appetite of a pig. I just couldn't resist a big Bratwurst sausage for £4.50 they are the tastiest treats around and as the markets are only here for Christmas why not treat your self.

The stalls which are set out over St Ann's square and Manchester town hall have plenty to offer. This isn't the last time I will be going to the markets as I really want a pancake for my tummy.

Have you been to the Christmas markets this year?

Lots of love Miss Vintage Vibe xo