Sunday, 10 March 2013

I Got Soul but I'm Not a Soldier.

        Dress - New Look
        Utility Jacket - Peacocks
        Studded Boots - New Look
        Purse - Lipsy London
        Nails - Avon Nailwear Pro shade Loving Lavender
        Lips - Rimmel Apocalips shade 501 Stellar
        Owl Scarf with Pockets - Primark

I'm so happy that we finally got round to doing an outfit post. It really feels like our blog is coming together now :) . Amy and I had a few locations in mind to shoot our first outfit at. We wanted to make a good impression with our first fashion post and have a good background. After driving to a few of the locations early this morning we realised we couldn't take photos at ANY of the locations!! (Cue panic stations). This was due to wind, rain and fog. I'm pretty sure Belfast has to be the wettest place! It's about time we were treated with some good weather! We eventually found a good place to take our photos that was sheltered from the wind and the rain.
        The look I decided to go for today was a bit of a mix of different styles. I enjoy teaming up a girly dress with tough boots to make it look more edgy. I took a simple, white lace dress and layered it with a khaki utility jacket. In keeping with the military theme, I decided to wear these black, studded foldover boots. I love these boots as they can be worked into different outfits very easily as they are grungy, yet because the heel is so high they are also very girly. (And they are black so they go with everything). I wore tights with this outfit as it was extremely cold today, but I think this would look great with some chunky knit socks as well.
       I hope you enjoy this post. Amy and I had a lot of fun taking these photos and playing with different special effects. What do you think of this look? Do you like the military trend? Please let us know what you think in the comments below :)
                                                                                                              Rachael x

Thursday, 7 March 2013

A Stormy Goldmine.

I decided to share my favourite smokey eye with you guys :) I absolutely love gold eyeshadow, I think because I have green eyes it seems to work really well.  After many reviews a few months back I decided to purchase two of the Sleek I-Divine Palettes from Superdrug.

Monday, 4 March 2013

My Top 4 Favourite Nail Polishes!

I am a big fan of nail polish and I can't seem to resist picking one up whilst shopping. My mum is always shouting at me for buying more, never quite stops her from using them though :) As I looked through my collection I noticed that I have quite a few favourites. I thought I would share my top four which are affordable and won't break the bank!

First up is Essie in the shade 14 'Fiji' which has a glossy finish.  I was always looking for the perfect pale white/pink and could never seem to find it, after reading many reviews online and from many youtubers I decided to pick it up and it has become one of my favourites and I can see what the fuss is about!

 Essie Shade 14 'Fiji, £7.99, Superdrug

Friday, 1 March 2013

25 Facts About Rachael

* My name is spelt with two a's - Rachael
* My birthday is the 17th of November and I am 20 (halfway to 40) *screams*
* I live with my mum, dad and younger brother in Belfast
* I currently have two pets - a golden brown rabbit called Lola, and a yorkshire terrier called Bailey

A Welcome & 25 Facts About Amy!

Hi everyone! Welcome to Crimes of a Blonde, if your reading this thanks for visiting our blog! We are Amy and Rachael, best friends from Belfast. We're gonna use our first posts to let you get to know us better with 25 random facts about us :)