Fashion Youtubers You Need To Watch.

Fashion inspiration can be found in the least expected places, YouTube however is a pretty staple place to gain fashion inspo. Here is a short post of my favourite channels I go to in order to gain inspiration.

1, PAQ

Find Them Here.

Every Thursday these four lads upload original fashion content where they mainly show their different styling approaches. First of all, the fact they are lads doing a fashion channel is interesting and the quality of their videos is amazing. They also seem to work on other projects outside youtube.

2. FF Channel. 

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This channel uploads the latest catwalks from loads of designers. Great for instant fashion inspiration from the catwalks and latest trends.

3.Sunbeamsjess.

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Whilst Jess doesn’t upload videos strictly dedicated to fashion I feel like her style is different and she is definitely someone I go to for outfit ideas.

4. Megan Ellaby. 

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Megan’s fashion sense is so unique and refreshing, she is definitely not afraid of colour and she reminds you that fashion has no limits.

5. British Vogue. 

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I think this channel speaks for itself. I love their inside tours of celebrity wardrobes and interviews. Great fashion content which is well made.

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Hope you enjoyed!

Eleanor Elizabeth xx

Review Of The Playboy x Missguided Collaboration.

Just a quick review of the Playboy collection at Missguided! My person Opinion.

From what I can see the collection is mainly lounge wear, very kim Kardashian esc and Instagram model. These items in the collection I can imagine would look cute if you wear relaxing with your partner or travelling and I think will appeal to a larger audience.

The main problem I have with the collection is the playboy logo splashed over all the items. In my opinion it makes the clothes less wearable for everyday and honestly quite trashy.

I just can’t see many other people wearing these items other than Paris Hilton in the early 2000s. For example the dress below, the fabric looks poor even on the website! However for £50 this dress should look better.

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Without being all negative, here are a few of my favourite pieces from the collection, which I think would look cute and make you feel sexy.

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I think this hoodie is cute. 

However £22 is a lot for a cropped hoodie and personally the matching sweatpants are too much for me.

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For £15 this crop top is cute.

The collection ranges from size 4 to 24 however not in all items, which isn’t the most inclusive collection for all body sizes at all and I still do not understand why brands do not include all sizes in their clothing! Especially as the average size of women in the UK is a 14 in the first place.

The collection basically consists of hoodies with cycling shorts, sweat pants, cropped hoodies and tops. A few short dresses and a chain mail top. The colours are nude, black and white.

I think you can find everything this collection has too offer others stores like Pretty Little Thing and they have been doing these pieces for a while and in more colours, sizes and cheaper!

Overall, not innovative but I suppose it does fit in with the playboy brand and will appeal to a certain type of person. Plus the items will naturally be more expensive due to the brand.

The jewellery collection will be landing on the 28th.

Eleanor Elizabeth xx

Roaccutane Diary- Week 1. My Skin Care Routine.

So on Monday I started my first month on Isotretinoin, more commonly known as roaccutane.

I have included these pictures of my skin at the start of the treatment for myself to look back on and hopefully my skin gradulay improve. These pictures were extremely hard for me to include but hopefully it will make others feel better about their skin.

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So far so good, I have obviously seen no side effects. This includes improvements but also the more negative side effects such as dry skin. However I have invested in a new skin care routine based on Katie Snooks recommendations. 

I will link her YouTube video here as her documentation and advice on rouaccutane has helped me greatly.

Katie Snooks Advice.

Katie Snooks Skin Care Routine.

 

Skin Care I have purchased:

  • Dermol 500 Lotion (as a face wash) Available at a chemist. £10
  • Dermol Cream (as a moisturiser) Available at a chemist. £11.10
  • La Roche- Posey Anthelios Pocket Sun cream SPF 50.(as a SPF) Available at Boots but it is much cheaper from lookfantastic. £10
  • Carmex (as lipbalm)
  • Hand Cream
  • Body Moisturiser

So that’s all I have to update you on, I know I have a long way to go but at least it is a start.

Eleanor Elizabeth xx

Skin Update- Not Good!

The Struggle Of Having Acne And The Effect On Your Mental Health.

Skin Update- Not Good!

Quick update:

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So three months after being referred to a demonologist I was finally prescribed roaccutane. Now whilst this is the outcome I wanted, I did not realise how difficult this drug would be.

It turns out I have to go back to the doctors every month to do a pregnancy test in order to receive my next batch of tablets as I only receive a months worth.

However, I also have to go back home to do a blood test a week before this appointment!

Therefore twice a month I have to travel home from university via the useless northern rail. I am not even sure how I am going to afford all the train tickets. It will also mean I will miss university lectures and seminars.

I thought about not going through with it however when I was in the hospital and went to the pregnancy test in the bathroom I looked in the mirror to see if my skin was ‘that bad’ and honestly I took one look and started crying. I know that I need to go through this (hopefully for five months only), not for vanity but for my mental health.

I start it on Monday tomorrow and I’m nervous for the side effects. Apparently it really dries out your skin which I know I will be conscious of and it can affect your moods.

I just need to get through this and hopefully I will end up with the skin I can’t even remember having- blemish free.

Eleanor Elizabeth xx

Every Costume Designers Dream Movies And Series.

I have always paid attention to clothes in movies and sometimes I think I pay more attention to the costume designer than the director! Every now and then I watch a movie and say, ”I would have loved to have been the costume designer for that film” and so I thought I would share my list on here, in no particular order.

  1. The Greatest Showman. 

GreatestShowman2. The Great Gatsby. 

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3. Sing Street. 

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4. Cinderella (2015) 

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5. The Boat That Rocked. 

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6. Alice In Wonderland. 

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7. Peaky Blinders. 

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8. Stranger Things. 

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9. Sex And The City. 

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10. The Carrie Diaries.

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Hope you enjoyed!

Eleanor Elizabeth xx

How To Maintain A (Somewhat) Healthy Lifestyle As A Student!

So going to university probably means, more drinking, take outs and a messed up sleeping pattern, coupled with no spare time. Hence, it is natural to put on weight in your first year and I would say that your happiness and social life should be your priority in your first year! However, I know for me that I let my ‘healthy lifestyle’ relax for the first few months but when I started to feel sluggish and unfit I struggled to feel confident when I went out. I managed to turn it around relatively quickly so that now I am fitter and stronger than ever and I am very happy with my lifestyle and it is still easy and student friendly to maintain. Hope these tips help you.

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  1. Online workouts. 

If like me you can not afford a gym, everyday I do some YouTube workouts. I do one for arms, abs and butt. Then for cardio, I either do a circuit consisting of jumping jacks, skipping and burpees or I go for a run. I love blogalaties personally and emi wong.

2. Ditch Fizzy Drinks Every Other Week. 

Let water be your new best friend.

3. Choose Your Alcohol Wisely. 

Perhaps mix your drinks with juice instead of fizzy drinks and avoid wine and beer and stick to spirits.

4. Walk Everywhere. 

5. Sports Societies 

An obvious.

6. Don’t buy junk food in multipacks. 

By this I mean, when you do your weekly shop, don’t buy junk foods that will take you a while too get through because then you will be having say one of those chocolate bars or packets of crisps everyday. If you are desperate for junk food you will have to walk to a shop and only buy one packet to curb your craving then and there.

7. Add A Fruit Or Vegetable To Every Meal. 

Bananas and apples will last longer then berries.

 

 

Hope this helped!

Eleanor Elizabeth

The Best A/W 2018 Highstreets Scarfs.

I have a plethora of scarfs and I certainly do not need any more, therefore I went online shopping for you, to fulfil your scarf needs. I think a big, oversized scarf in autumn is the perfect way to look stylish in layers of jumpers and coats that you end up wearing everyday! Hope you enjoy!

  1. The Timeless Scarf That Everyone Needs. 

Only £12 from Asos

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2. The Colourful Scarf. 

£20 from Vero Moda at Asos

I think this is such a good price for a statement scarf.

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3. The On Trend 2018 Scarf- Yellow And Check Print. 

Only £9.99 from New Look.

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4. Sophisticated Scarf- Prince Of Wales Print. 

£18 from Urban Outfitters

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5. The 2018 Leopard Print. 

£18 from River Island

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Hope this gave you some scarf inspiration!

Eleanor Elizabeth xx

Romwe Review.

So I had looked on the Romwe website a few times prior to ordering from them, however I always thought it quite expensive to be honest and I wasn’t sure whether I would be hit with custom charges. Not to mention, the horror stories about forgotten orders and poor quality.

Nevertheless, I decided to order from there a coupe weeks ago because they were having a sale and the items I ordered were extremely cheap.

First of all, my order took about three weeks to arrive so make sure you are not in a hurry for your clothing! I was a bit annoyed with how long it was taking to arrive but I don’t think you pay a lot for post, hence it is not a priority.

When it did arrive, it was in a plain package but perfectly reasonable. All my items arrived and they packaged well in separate plastic bags.

I ordered:

  • star stickers (to decorate my uni room) they were £1.
  • Clear Glasses (they even came in a glasses case with a cloth) £4.
  • Earrings (They were a set of stars and lightening bolts) £1.
  • Black Face t-shirt. £5.
  • Black clots. £8
  • Red Playsuit £8 (sent back)
  • Pink dress £10.50 (sent back)

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I was only disappointed with three products.

The black t-shirt was very nice but I ordered a size large and I would say it was the size of a small. I am slim and it is only a little bit loose on me.

The red playsuit was okay for fit but the material just felt really cheap and I suppose it was. Plus, the colour was dull red not bright like on the website.

The pink dress again was ok but the fit was baggy and not great quality.

The clots however I am very happy with, they do have some frayed edges but for £8 they are great.

To return items you have to pay yourself and the instructions on the website are not clear at all. I sent the items back a few weeks ago and I have only just received an email to tell me one of the items I sent back has been received.

Overall, I would not order from Romwe any time soon again and if I did, I wouldn’t order clothing as I don’t think the quality is worth it and I would probably just have to send them back.

Hope this helped!

Eleanor Elizabeth xx

 

 

 

What To Wear: House Party Edition!

I have a house party next week and I only know like three people going (one includes the Birthday girl), so I don’t really know what other people wear to house parties as I have only ever seen what my friends wear. Plus the theme is colourful and I certainly knew I had nothing to wear as most of my wardrobe is monoreme, although it does mean I have a new excuse to buy an outfit. These are some of my ideas.

 

 

  1. A Colourful Co-ord. Comfort is key!

Rebellious Co ord. £31.99

I think this would be good for a comfortable approach. Personally I don’t think house parties are that dressy because you don’t need to wear heals all night and you aren’t actually going anywhere. Plus you will probably be sat on the floor at some point so trousers are always a practical option.

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2. Fancy Pants. 

Again with the trouser option, but this time I like the idea of statement trousers but a simple top.

Rebellious Stripe Trousers. £29.99

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4. Cute In Pink. 

For those who don’t want to be in a bright stand out colour or for those who want to go girly.

Pink Co ord. £17.99

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5. Simple But Classy. 

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This is for those who want to look killer but simple. A little sexy but also super practical for a house party. You could always dress it down with flat shoes.

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Hope you enjoyed this post!

Eleanor Elizabeth xx

My Experience Being An Extra In A Netflix Series.

Last summer I was an extra in ‘Safe’, a  Netflix original series.

Safe is a British television drama mini-series created by crime author Harlan Coben. Set in England, the series is a co-production between Canal+ and Netflix, with C8 airing the show in France, and Netflix streaming the show internationally outside France. The series began filming in Manchester, Liverpool and Cheshire in July 2017. It consists of eight episodes that premiered in 190 countries on 10 May 2018.

Safe focuses on Englishman Tom Delaney (Hall), a paediatric surgeon and widowed father of two teenage daughters. He is struggling to connect to his daughters as they still grieve the loss of his wife from cancer one year prior. After his 16-year-old daughter Jenny goes missing, Tom ends up uncovering a web of secrets as he frantically searches for her.

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The location I filmed in was Liverpool train station, the yellow line specifically. Firstly, we were taken upon arrival to a trailer where all the extras sat and were provided with lunch, I was basically getting paid to eat very nice catered food! I met two girls who were around my age and talked for a while. I do remember waiting around for agggeeessssss! It is a very slow process.

Later we went to the dressing room. This is where they will dress you but for this shoot we were all in casual or work clothes as we were in a train station. We had to bring a few different outfits for this and the stylist picked the most appropriate ones.

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Once we were taken over to the actual train station, we were again provided with tea and biscuits and again waited for ages in a cold train station. This was cool though because you get too see all the directors, runners and equipment. It wasn’t until it was my turn to shoot that I realised the main actors in Safe were Michael C Hall and Marc Warren. I knew them from Dexter and Doctor Who.

For the actual shoot, we had to spread out along the platform and step on the train (which was open too the public) and the turn around and step off the train and walk down the platform, towards the camera whilst the actors around us did their part. Very easy but hard to act natural when you are told too. I was happy to do it in a pair with a nice girl I had met.

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That was my part over, although whilst waiting some more, I got to see one of the actors scene, as well as the confused public.

It finished at around 11pm and I got paid around £80 for the day, which basically involved free food, meeting people, experience and waiting around.

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I would definitely recommend being an extra, it is easy additional money and great experience. It was perfect for me as I am not interested in acting but I am interested in the work behind the scenes and it made me even more interested.

Hope you enjoyed this post!

Eleanor Elizabeth xx