Monday, 28 July 2014

Outfit: Midi Lengths & Gingham

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Today's outfit post features the second outfit I wore during filming with Fay of FayBurmingham, for our London Style Lookbook collab videos. You can see part one here, or part two here. This was my daytime outfit for part one on Fay's channel. I decided to wear a midi skirt, in pastel gingham combining two of my favourite current trends: the mid length and the pastel colours. I teamed it with Converse, for comfort whilst walking round London and a simple white crop top. It was nice and sunny which meant I could elude a jacket and simply plump for a tribal silver necklace to finish the look.
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Crop Top: Primark (similar here)
Skirt: Matalan (similar here)
Shoes: Converse
Necklace: Primark (similar here)
I'd like to thank Fay, for taking these cute photos, I love how the pink in my skirt contrasts with the pretty blue door. I had such a great time filming with Fay, and you should definitely check out both our videos, channels and subscribe if you like what you see! 

Finally I wanted to say that I have been shortlisted in two categories for the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards 2014. I'm completely astounded and so grateful to each and everyone of you that nominated me! If you'd like to vote for me, you can vote for my blog (The Camera's Lying) under 'Best Established Fashion Blog' and my youtube channel (TheCameraLiesBeauty) under 'Best VLOG.' You can vote here!

Amy x

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Outfit: Florals & Tailoring

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I got this dress from Warehouse and I'm pretty much in love with it. It encompasses a beautiful pleated design with a flattering fit and stunning pattern. The print of this dress really stood out to me on the hanger and I knew I wanted to try it on. Initially, I wasn't keen on the v neck design at the front, but my Mum convinced me its a flattering shape on me. I teamed the dress with my metallic flatforms, which despite being a weird shoe to walk in, they look amazing and add a bit of height. 
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Dress: Warehouse
Shoes: Primark (similar here)
*Sunglasses: FirMoo
I'm trying out RewardStyle at the moment, to make it easier for you to 'shop the look' so let me know how you like it. Also, don't forget to check out my youtube channel as there are videos going up every single day on TheCameraLiesBeauty.Finally I wanted to say that I have been shortlisted in two categories for the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards 2014. I'm completely astounded and so grateful to each and everyone of you that nominated me! If you'd like to vote for me, you can vote for my blog (The Camera's Lying) under 'Best Established Fashion Blog' and my youtube channel (TheCameraLiesBeauty) under 'Best VLOG.' You can vote here!

Amy x

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Outfit: Maxi Skirt & Tribal Prints

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On Monday, I headed in London to meet Fay, of FayBurmingham to film a video for each of our channels, showing our Summer, London style. On my channel, our night outfits, and on Fay's our day time attire.  This was the look for my video, and something I'd wear on a Summer night out or evening event. I paired a simple crop top with a tribal-esque printed maxi skirt- perfect for keeping cool on a warms Summer evening.
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My Outfit:
Crop Top: Primark (Similar here)
Skirt: Primark (similar here)
Shoes: Topshop

Fay's Outfit:
Dress: Topshop
Hat: Topshop
Shoes: New Look
Don't forget to comment, like and subscribe to both my video and Fay's! We worked tirelessly on them and I was up all night editing until 3am! Thank you.
Finally I wanted to say that I have been shortlisted in two categories for the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards 2014. I'm completely astounded and so grateful to each and everyone of you that nominated me! If you'd like to vote for me, you can vote for my blog (The Camera's Lying) under 'Best Established Fashion Blog' and my youtube channel (TheCameraLiesBeauty) under 'Best VLOG.' You can vote here!

Amy x

Friday, 25 July 2014

Beauty: FaceB4 Blogger Skin Clinic

A while back, the lovely girls at Media Hubb asked me if I would be up for taking the FaceB4  Blogger Skin Clinic. A months worth of FaceB4 products to be used everyday with regular photo updates to track my progress. You can see my 'before' photo, here. I have always had fairly calm skin, but before I started I had a few spots on my forehead and an oily t zone. Mid way through my month, just shy of two weeks in, I filmed my 'Night Time Routine' video, which you can watch here. I still have a fair few break outs, but they are more controlled and on the surface (none of those nasty lurkers under the skin!) Towards the end of week three, I filmed this video, wearing only a light BB cream. My break ups are cleared up and aside from a slight oily t zone, and I feel much more confident wearing no makeup.
I used the Combined Cleanser and Toner after removing my makeup at night and before application in the morning. Its a foamy, texture which feels quite drying on the skin. regardless of this, my skin feels clean and fresh and provided you follow up with the Anti-Bacterial Serum, not dry. The serum is a lovely light texture which sinks in straight away and provides the perfect base for makeup to sit on.
And finally, above is my 'after' photo, taken in natural light, makeup free. My skin is softer, and I have less break outs since using the treatments. Its so quick and simple to incorporate the two step product into your routine and some times I found the serum hydration enough, without my daily moisturiser on top, so if you are worried about adding steps to your skincare routine, don't be! 

You can buy SkinB4 treatments online or at Superdrug. The serum costs £9.99 and the face wash £14.99. I believe this price point to be affordable and great value for money.


Finally I wanted to say that I have been shortlisted in two categories for the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards 2014. I'm completely astounded and so grateful to each and everyone of you that nominated me! If you'd like to vote for me, you can vote for my blog (The Camera's Lying) under 'Best Established Fashion Blog' and my youtube channel (TheCameraLiesBeauty) under 'Best VLOG.' You can vote here!

Amy x

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Cosmopolitan Blog Awards 2014- Thank you!

If you don't follow me on Twitter or 'like' my Facebook page, you could be forgiven for missing me announce the fact that I was shortlisted for the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards 2014 in two categories. I'm overwhelmed, incredulous and so thankful. To anyone and everyone who nominate both my blog and my youtube channel, I thank you. I work hard on my little corner of the internet and its so lovely to receive recognition against countless of other incredible blogs! If you'd like to vote for me, you can vote for my blog 'The Camera's Lying' in the 'Best Established Fashion Blog' category and my youtube channel 'The Camera Lies Beauty' in 'Best Vlog.' If you'd like to vote you can do so here.

Once again, I thank you and want you to know that your continued support means more to me than you'll ever know.

Amy x

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Event: The Grill From Ipanema

A few weeks ago, on an unseasonably hot June evening in London, myself and six or so other bloggers headed up to Covent Garden for an Etail PR event, hosted by Ipanema. The event took place in Cabana's outside seating area where, instead of the usual restaurant set up, Cabana had set up a beach bar, grill and giant sandpit to chill in. There were cocktails, deck chairs and quirky oil drums for bar tables all over the place and you could be forgiven for thinking you were in the Bahamas.
I've already posted about my outfit, here, as the bloggers who attended were all dressed in Quiz clothing, who had kindly offered us each a dress to wear to the event. We felt slightly over dressed for a beach event, especially when I tried to navigate the sand pit in heels! But I always say that lifes and party and we should always dress like it! Thank you to Ipanema, who sent us away with a beach bag and flip flops and to Etail PR for inviting us. If you'd like to check out any of the other girls in the photos, click there names: Megan, Rebecca, Paulina, Hayley, Emily & Becki.


Finally I wanted to say that I have been shortlisted in two categories for the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards 2014. I'm completely astounded and so grateful to each and everyone of you that nominated me! If you'd like to vote for me, you can vote for my blog (The Camera's Lying) under 'Best Established Fashion Blog' and my youtube channel (TheCameraLiesBeauty) under 'Best VLOG.' You can vote here!

Amy x

Monday, 21 July 2014

Beauty: DIY Makeup Storage

I posted about the cake stand I made for my Grandparents 50th Golden Wedding Anniversary a few months after starting my blog, back in 2011, and here I am (three years later) posting about a similar topic. I made two more DIY cake stands out of vintage china for a DIY video that went up on my channel, TheCameraLiesBeauty. I thought I would share the DIY here too, as its so simple, yet such a lovely, decorative piece, that, in my eyes, is much more interesting than the clear muji storage everyone is into! 
Before I got, please click through to the video and hit subscribe while you are there. I'm posting a video everyday in the month of July and you can see Primark hauls, tutorials on celebs like Kylie Jenner, Advice videos, collaborations and TAGs! Both my youtube channel, TheCameraLiesBeauty and my blog, The Camera's Lying, have been shortlisted in this years Cosmo Blog Awards under the categories of 'Best Established Fashion Blog' and 'Best Vlog.' You can vote here, and thank you!

Amy x

Friday, 18 July 2014

Outfit: Lavender Fields and Coral Accents

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Yesterday I went out for lunch with my sister (resident photographer for the day) and my Grandparents. After stuffing ourselves full of scampi, chips and cheesecake (not all in one mouthful) we headed down to the local Lavender fields to admire the sea of purple and take outfit photographs. I have fond memories of the Lavender fields, we used to go with my Grandparents when we were younger and pick the Lavender and place the finest sprigs in baskets to take home. That being said, the day was tinted with nostalgia and the gentle scent of the Lavender.
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Tee: Next
Midi Skirt: Vintage, similar here
Shoes: Primark, similar here
Necklace: Accesorize
*Bag: BagInc
I decided on my floaty gingham midi skirt for the day and paired it with gold and coral accents in my sandals and necklace. Pastel blue and coral is a favourite colour combo of mine at the moment! I also carried this BagInc bag which I've fallen head over heels in love with. Its the perfect size for my DSLR, purse, keys and phone and is a delicious lilac shade, all in a buttery leather finish. Perfection in a handbag! It was much admire by everyone who saw me with it, throughout the day.

Finally I wanted to say that I have been shortlisted in two categories for the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards 2014. I'm completely astounded and so grateful to each and everyone of you that nominated me! If you'd like to vote for me, you can vote for my blog (The Camera's Lying) under 'Best Established Fashion Blog' and my youtube channel (TheCameraLiesBeauty) under 'Best VLOG.' You can vote here!

Amy x

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Outfit: Tropical Print & Circle Skirt

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This dress fulfils a lot of my Summer wardrobe dreams. Vintage, 1940's shape, swishy skirt, flattering mid length cut, Summery print, my favourite colours and a halter neck cut perfect for a Summer soiree. I paired the dress with my favourite (and possibly over worn....) blue court shoes and silver jewellery to complement the cool blue tones of the dress. Other than that I kept my hair and makeup natural as I felt the dress did all the talking here!
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*Dress: TaraStarlet
*Shoes: Glamorous
Blue Stone Ring: Antique
Silver Heart Ring: Pandora
Necklace: Unknown (gift)
Cat: Models Own
Of course, Kiki Dee had to make an appearance in this outfit post as she was lingering around my camera expectantly when I was taking photos! This month has been a fairly busy one.. I'm uploading daily videos on my main channel, everyday in July, so you should definitely check them out if you haven't already? Its also my birthday today (WOOO 20 years old) but regardless of this fact I've still scheduled both a blog post and video for today, I'm on top form!

Finally I wanted to say that I have been shortlisted in two categories for the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards 2014. I'm completely astounded and so grateful to each and everyone of you that nominated me! If you'd like to vote for me, you can vote for my blog (The Camera's Lying) under 'Best Established Fashion Blog' and my youtube channel (TheCameraLiesBeauty) under 'Best VLOG.' You can vote here!