Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Outfit | All Hope Is Gone

 Another outfit post, I hope you guys don't mind, I'm a bit busy at the moment with exams etc.  I have my first one tomorrow - German speaking! D:

 My Sixth Form outfits have recently been the same sort of structure, tight-fitting skirt, band-t-shirt and a knitted cardigan. 

It's finally cardigan weather again - woo! My sixth form actually do have a dress code but once I have the cardigan on, you can't see the shirt - I basically only have plain long sleeve shirts and it's too warm for those so I just throw on one of my many band t-shirts. 

Monday, 29 April 2013

Outfit | 1980s Throwback

So recently I've not had much time to be drying and styling my hair so I've been plaiting it at night, semi-damp, and then waking up to these luscious waves which have made me feel really 80's! 

Wednesday, 24 April 2013


Today I have nothing really beauty related to talk about, revision makes me lose all my creativity and motivation for blogging which is so sad. 

 So I thought I'd just ask you what you'd like to see on here in the next few weeks?


Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Outfit | "The Queens of Cartoon" Series - #3 Wilma Flintstone!

Number 3 in the Series is another firey redhead - Wilma Flintstone! She is actually so classy because she cooks and cleans in a white dress! I grew up absolutely loving this show and so I thought I'd have to include her. 

I couldn't find a nice one-shouldered dress so I just picked out this simple off the shoulder day dress. I think Wilma actually has stones around her neck but I always thought they were pearls. I know she doesn't wear shoes but I included this bright orange pair from Zara to match with the hair. And to complete the look, red lipstick!


Click here for Betty Boop!
Click here for Jessica Rabbit!

Can you guess who will be #4 in the series?

Monday, 22 April 2013

Outfit | First Spring Outfit!

Seeing as I was stuck in work on the loveliest day (weather wise) of the year so far (Saturday), today has been my only chance to "dress for spring". Yes, I am still wearing a jumper - I live in England! But look - I even made an effort and used a daffodil as a prop! 

 P.S sorry for the webcam pictures - it's so much easier to take portrait-type pictures with it than it is using my camera.

Daffodil for the spring theme!

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Wishlist | MAC Cosmetics.

I was going to do a Hayley Williams Collection post but seeing as they've already sold out of the two items I would have bought.. I'm very angry with them basically. 

1. Studio Fix Fluid in NW10
I've been using MAC ProLong Wear foundation for the past year and really feel like a change, plus they released new, lighter shades woo!

2. Studio Fix Powder in NW10
Again, as I meantioned in my Collection 2000 Pressed Powder Review  I really want to try new things with my foundation routine. Also I thought a powder foundation might be better for summer?

3. Lipstick in Shade Sounds Like Noise (Hayley Williams)
This has sold out at the moment but I'm hoping that MAC will restock because I think this colour will go with my hair so amazingly and also Hayley Williams was my style goddess when I was younger. 

4. Powder Blush in Harmony 
I've started contouring and bronzing more recently so I really want to try MAC's famous "Harmony".

Hopefully going to treat myself to at least two of these items in the next coming weeks!


Friday, 19 April 2013

April Glossy Box | First Impressions

I haven't done a Glossy Box post in a while but I thought I'd do one this month because of the amazingly cute design on the box! This was also the first box that I used Glossy Dots for!

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

My Favourite (Non-Red) Lipsticks!

I think my favourite lip colour will always be red, it just makes me feel great and so empowered (lame that I need a lipstick to do that but true!). However I don't wear it everyday as it does dry my lips out and it is very high maintenance. So here are my top 3 lipsticks that I wear when I'm not wearing red. 

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Outfit | Denim Shirt and Loafers

I just literally through this outfit on and it ended up going pretty well. I'm going out for tea with my parents tonight and I only knew about this 20 minutes ago so I think I did pretty well. 
 Here is me trying to make myself look like I have  a figure! :L

 I got this in Berlin for €10 on sale, I'm so into denim at the moment omg. The shirt is a tad too big for me as I think I converted the sizes wrong! Oh I'm also wearing tights from Primark and a black skirt from H&M - one of the basics ones which are around £4-£5 I think. 

Monday, 15 April 2013

Berlin | Day 2 - Sachsenhausen, Holocaust Memorial and Philharmoniker

Warning: This post is very blunt to begin with, at first I wasn't going to include the pictures I took at Sachsenhausen, however I think it was quite a significant part of the trip. 


Friday, 12 April 2013

What's in My Travel Bag?

I've just got back from Berlin, and I'm dying to do a post about it, but I thought I'd do the "What's in My Travel Bag" post that I was suppose to do on Monday night but ran out of time.

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Button Swap

I've finally made a decent blog button (well I like it, what do you think?) so If you're interested in doing a button swap please  let me know by 

  • leaving a comment below with a link to your blog and button.
  • tweeting me [@yentruocfarrow] with a link to your blog and button.
  • emailing me [courtneyfarrow@hotmail.co.uk] with a link to your blog and button.
Now this sounds harsh but I will only swap with you if 

  • we both follow each other.
  • your blog is something that I think my readers will be interested in (which tbf if we follow each other it probably will be something that my readers will be interested in) 
  • and can you please make sure your button is no larger than 200 wide because my side bar is quite small. 
If you haven't got a button yet don't panic! There are plenty of tutorials if you search on Google or Youtube. I used GIMP for mine, if you were wondering. 

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Get my button below by copying and pasting the code below onto a HTML gadget (if you use Blogger)! 

Courtney Farrow
<div align="center"><a href="http://www.courtneyfarrow.blogspot.co.uk/" title="Courtney Farrow " target="_blank"><img src="http://i49.tinypic.com/x0waqp.png" alt="Courtney Farrow " style="border:none;" /></a></div>

Monday, 8 April 2013

Outfit | "The Queens of Cartoon" Series - #2 Jessica Rabbit

Obviously I was going to do a Jessica Rabbit outfit in this mini series! Can I just say that it really annoys me when people do Jessica Rabbit outfits/dress up and they include rabbit ears - She wasn't a rabbit, she just married Rodger Rabbit, and so that is her last name! 

Anyway, moving on, I really wish I was Jessica, she is perfect. I mean she has red hair and can wear a red dress, purple eye shadow and still look phenomenal. 

"I'm not bad I'm just drawn that way" 

Why not join in? If you do, let me know and link me to your creations! Also, if you have any ideas on what I can create, comment below! 


Click here for Betty Boop!

Friday, 5 April 2013

Outfit | "The Queens of Cartoon" Series - #1 Betty Boop!

When I'm on Polyvore, I prefer to do outfits based on a particular person - especially characters,  so I thought of the bright idea of starting a "mini-series" of my favourite female cartoon characters. This may (most probably) has been done before, but I thought it'd be fun to do. 

I'm starting off the "mini-series" with Betty Boop. She was actually a symbol of the Depression era in America in the 1930's - A reminder for the people, of the 1920's, and as my coursework is based on this era I thought it'd be quite appropriate. I feel she's also one of the most celebrated and best known cartoon characters - so she's definitely a good place to start. 

Although she has many different outfits, I based it on the black and white cartoon and stuck with a black and white theme - and modernised it a bit. 

Why not join in? If you do, let me know and link me to your creations! Also, if you have any ideas on what I can create, comment below! 


Click here for the second outfit - Jessica Rabbit!

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Updates | University, Summer & Festivals

I have had replies from all of the universities I applied for now and I’m proud to say I got conditionals of everyone - I actually feel like I’ve achieved quite a lot because of that. I just need to get these exams right, so I can actually go.
This past year has been hell for me, for many reasons. But I’m looking forward to after my exam (regardless if I do achieve the grades I need) because then I can actually spend time with my friends and family. 
I also need to do the student finance thing, which I’ve been putting off! 
Lizzy and I last year at Download - back when I thought straight, angular eyebrows were nice!
I'm lucky enough to be going to both Download Festival and Leeds, again this year - which gives me something to look forward to. Although feel a bit uncomfortable saying that at the moment, as I still need to pay my friend for one of the tickets. I shall be going with Lizzy, to Download for the three days, just before the end of my exams (I have 1 exam after that) and I am so excited as I get to see Slipknot, a band that I feel have got me through a lot (ha soppy!).

Mother and I at Leeds in 2011 - I think the rain washed off my makeup that day!
 I am also going to Leeds for one day, the Saturday - which is also my 18th birthday! I have seen Green Day before, when I was about 13 and they were the first band I saw with my best friend, Lizzy so I feel that day will be pretty special. Also, System Of A Down are playing which should be amazing. I am a bit disappointed with a few things about Leeds this year, but I'll save that, maybe for another post. I am also spending that weekend camping with my parents and Lizzy which should be fun!


Click here for my last update post!
Click here for Download 2012 post and here for tips on what to take if you're going to a festival this year. 

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Review | Collection Pressed Powder

I have been using the Collection (formerly Collection 2000) Pressed Powder for a while now and before that I used their Sheer Lose Powder. I've repurchased it so many times so I thought I'd share my thoughts on it. I use the shade Translucent and sometimes Ivory when I can't find the Translucent

Collection claims:
"An ultra fine powder enriched with silk and blended with moisturisers. Controls oil and tones down shine for a subtle matte finish." 

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