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Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging Review!

May 29, 2015

Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson, #1)Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

It tells the story of teenager Georgia Nicholson, who is 14 and pretty much believes she is a blithering idiot. She's starting school and between that, friends and family, she is going crazy! As well as this, boys!

After meeting uber-cute Robbie in the grocery shop, Georgia is trying to seduce the boy while her best friend tries for his brother, without they both getting tongue tied.

With her little sister and crazy cat/hyena thing Angus in tow, Georgia really makes an interesting situation of her life. And documents it. All of it.

I loved Georgia as a narrator, she was so witty and spunky and fun. I really can't wait to watch the film of this, because I still haven't yet! I literally had no problems with this book, but I am sure that the people I know do, because I was constantly laughing at all of Georgia's awkward moments while reading this, thus making me seem super crazy! I've also bought the double decker copy of this book from Oxfam, and I have lent that to a friend who also adores the Georgia Nicholson series, so I have the second book, but I waiting for it back before I can read it!

This book was an amazing Princess Diaries-esk contemporary. It was so sweet and cringy and hilarious, so Louise Rennison did such an amazing job capturing the 14 year old. If you are feeling low, or your are sick or something, definitely try and pick this up, it is the perfect thing to make you smile! I would also recommend this book to anyone who doesn't really like reading, because it really gets people can't wait to pick up the next instalment of this book!



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Della Says OMG- Review

May 18, 2015

Della Says: OMG!Della Says: OMG! by Keris Stainton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I got this book signed by the author herself, the lovely Keris Stainton, and this was also the first book by her that I have read. I didn't really have high expectations of it or anything, because I was just getting into UKYA at that time.

Anyways, this book is about teenage Della hosting a party at her house with her sister and her diary being stolen. It is a bit like a 'whodunnit?', only I really liked it.
For once, I actually guessed right!

My ickle problem with this book was the effect it had on Della. I could barely tell the difference between Della before the notes and Della after the notes. This was cyberbullying, and I felt it could have had a larger effect on her.

I really enjoyed reading the book. The characters were very well described and it was a great casual read. I literally read this in a day, two and from UKYA. This definitely isn't a boring read, so try this if you are interested!


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Lust List

Prom Dress Lust List and 12 Amazing Prom Stores!

May 10, 2015


Hey Guys,

I am really enjoying doing these Prom Guides, I hope you guys are too! One of the most important things about Prom to girls is their dress. They are thousands out there, and whatever your budget is; you will always find 'the one'.

There are such a variety or dresses though, finding 'the one' can be a very long but daunting task; that's why I am making this awesome guide of where to find dresses and for dresses under £100 for all of you money conscious girls.

ALI EXPRESS
Ali Express is great site which sells a variety of beautiful dresses which anyone would love. They are like Ebay, with multiple sellers and vendors, so if you aren't sure, check reviews. Also, when buying online, always check the time of delivery, some of these items will take up to a month to deliver. Don't forget about sizing! Sizing across the world is different, so always measure yourself before purchasing to avoid having alterations done.
They often do dupes of cute dresses that you see on Pinterest, Tumblr and Instagram. But beware and be sure to check the reviews of the seller before you purchase from them, because you don't want to be scammed.

JJ'S HOUSE
JJ's house is an online dress retailer that sells a variety of dresses, not only for prom, but for weddings, homecomings, graduations and more! This means as it is more professional, it has higher prices, but that doesn't mean they can't be under 100! All of their dresses come in a variety of colours as well, which is amazing!

A-Line/Princess One-Shoulder Ankle-Length Chiffon Prom Dress With Ruffle Beading (018016852) - JJsHouse
A-Line/Princess One-Shoulder Ankle-Length Chiffon Prom Dress With Ruffle Beading
£84.07

A-Line/Princess Scoop Neck Short/Mini Tulle Charmeuse Lace Prom Dress With Ruffle Beading Sequins Bow(s) (018025270) - JJsHouse
A-Line/Princess Scoop Neck Short/Mini Tulle Charmeuse Lace Prom Dress With Ruffle Beading Sequins Bow(s) 
£85.41

Ball-Gown Scoop Neck Floor-Length Tulle Prom Dress With Lace Beading Sequins (018059416) - JJsHouse
Ball-Gown Scoop Neck Floor-Length Tulle Prom Dress With Lace Beading Sequins
£126.11

Trumpet/Mermaid Sweetheart Floor-Length Chiffon Prom Dress With Beading Cascading Ruffles
£100.21

A-Line/Princess Sweetheart Tea-Length Organza Satin Homecoming Dress With Ruffle Sash Flower(s)
£67.25

A-Line/Princess Halter Asymmetrical Chiffon Tulle Prom Dress With Ruffle Beading Sequins (018056708) - JJsHouse
A-Line/Princess Halter Asymmetrical Chiffon Tulle Prom Dress With Ruffle Beading Sequins 
£105.59

Asos is a major online store in many countries. It is like an online-only Topshop. They have men and women's clothing, but they have an amazing selection of formal dresses. It is a lot smaller than the selection in other shops, but it is a great retailer. They also have a marketplace, so that is a little like an form of Ebay.

Image 1 of ASOS Tapestry Rose Multi Strap Debutante Dress
ASOS Tapestry Rose Multi Strap Debutante Dress 
£95.00

Image 1 of TFNC One Shoulder Pencil Dress With Wrap Skirt And Corsage Detail
TFNC One Shoulder Pencil Dress With Wrap Skirt And Corsage Detail
 £48.00

Image 1 of Chi Chi London Bandeau Full Prom Dress With Floral Embroidery
Chi Chi London Bandeau Full Prom Dress With Floral Embroidery 
£72.00

Image 1 of VLabel London Halterneck Maxi Dress With Fluted Hem
VLabel London Halterneck Maxi Dress With Fluted Hem 
£75.00

Image 1 of TFNC Debutant One Shoulder Dress With Corsage Detail
TFNC Debutant One Shoulder Dress With Corsage Detail 
£42.00

Image 1 of True Decadence Wrap One Shoulder Maxi Prom Dress
True Decadence Wrap One Shoulder Maxi Prom Dress 
£55.00

So this is a really long post already, so I am just going to link below some other websites!
BHS- The BHS Occasionwear section is very cool, I don't like a lot of it, but it really is personal preference.
Debenhams- Their party dresses would be perfect for any girl. A lot of them are for bridesmaids, but there isn't really a difference.
Queenie Bridesmaid- Bridesmaid, Prom, there isn't really much of a difference...
Dorothy Perkins Occasionwear- The dresses in DP are really affordable and are prefect if your Prom is casual.
Quiz- They have a great selection of clothes. Especially for Prom, definitely some of them within budget.
Missguided- With over 50 choices, I actually love the store. All the dresses are a great price and really pretty
Coast- Coast is a pretty pricey store compared to other places, but the clothes are super beautiful and I could tell you that you'll be one of a kind
Kissy Dress- Kissy Dress has a huge range of dresses and they are really cute, so check them out.
Chi Chi Clothing- There is a great range of dresses and accessories in Chi Chi Clothing, it is really worth checking out as they dresses are masterpieces!

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Back to School

The Ultimate Prom Guide! (Necklines and Dress Lengths: The 411)

May 07, 2015


So guys,

I hear to Prom season is arriving. Can I get a hellll yeeahhh (heelll yeaahhh).
So for girls, Prom is the ultimate school event. In the UK we get two, lucky us. So now that it is arriving, I have a couple of ideas for all of you fashion-conscious bunch! I really wanted to help you guys out, because Prom is a really special occasion, and I want you guys to really enjoy it!


 Necklines

So the neckline for the dress is really important so your top half can look nice in all the photographs.

Sweetheart necklines look good on people with a medium cleavage. If you aren't really confident or have a larger bust, try a semi sweetheart. If you want something comfortable, maybe you shouldn't try this option, because sometimes it became scratchy or doesn't hold up well, but this is different for every dress.

A bandeau or tube neckline (or straight across in the picture) is not the best choice if you have a large bust as they don't lay flat against your chest easily. For people with small busts these can look great on you.

Semi Sweetheart Necklines are perfect for any one with a larger bust, or not as much confidence to go for a full sweetheart. This have a more subtle 'v' shape and make for a more elegant dress.

V- Neck dresses are very flattering on many body types, especially if you have a smaller to average shoulder span. They tend to come with deeper V's, showing off more cleavage than many, so be aware of that when dress shopping.

Asymmetric, or one shoulder dresses are an amazing choice for anyone. They do work a little bit better if you have a smaller bust, but that depends on the style of the dress. Some straps on asymmetric dresses do really have support, whereas some are more for decoration. I have posted designs below showing the types.

Off shoulder Dresses are great for any girl who wants them, really. Once again, they work better on smaller busts because of the amount of support it gives (lucky things) but as long as you have a good bra, girls, it could work for anyone. This tends to have a more boho feel, but I honestly really like it.

High Neck and Halter strap dresses are usually for girls who have toned arms and shoulders, but I personally don't really like them on myself because they look awkward. Some people say that it works best on broader shoulders, but I am not the biggest fan of this. I would steer more toward a regular halter. If you have a large bust, I would recommend this, because although you will have support, the strong material will accentuate the size of your cleavage.

Boat Necklines accentuate your shoulderspan, perfect for anyone looking to add some shape to their body. They tend to be a little bit more popular with bustier girls, but could work for anyone.

Jewel necklines are quite conservative and are great for adding accessories and when it comes to comfortability. They are quite popular and can work super easily. They are perfect for any body shape.

A scoop neck is a great choice for girls who want something simple or have an athletic or boyish shape. They can work on pretty much any body shape though, and are very comfortable as they don't need pulling up 24:7.

A square neckline is great for people who aren't very confident. They also work really well on hourglass shapes and bustier girls. Definitely consider a dress with this neckline if you know you'll be doing a little a dancing!

Plunge necklines are not very conservative and a lot of schools have a rule against having one. A similar and better choice is the plunge illusion neckline, which is great for girls wanting some show but still going with her school's rules. Plunge's can be subtle or huge, but


Dress Lengths

Short Dresses are good for girls with long or medium legs. I wouldn't suggest this if you have a short torso or you are short, as it makes you look quite stubby. Also if you want to wear this, have nice legs, and shave them! :D

Midi Dresses are great for any girls who have larger thighs, large butts (like me). These dresses really accentuate your curves and make you look great! Wearing these dresses when you're tall makes you look even taller, as they give you then illusion of a longer torso, so I don't really suggest this for tall girls.

Tea length dresses are great for any tiny people. They make you look taller than you are and tend to have some volume and sway.

Dropped waist dresses put more emphasise on your hips, so definitely take a look at these if you want to show off your derrière. It doesn't really add height, but if you have a very short torso, then try this out.

Tutu style dresses are great if your are pear shaped or you want to hide your derrière because they tend to be very fitted on your top half, then flay out towards your hips. This are usually very girly dresses and I love them a lot. These are short dresses though the majority of the time, unless you go full out ball gown.

For apple shapes, definitely try empire waist dresses or other dresses with high waists. This give you a lot of leg length and are amazing to give you a nice waist.

Ball Gowns are the Cinderella style dresses that we all imagine we what for our wedding when we are little. These can be used to equal out apple shapes as they have large hips but don't work on very short or very tall people. If you are very short or very tall, then try tea length (if you're short) or short tutu style dresses (if you're tall).

A line dresses give you a lovely flowing look, I would say that this is better for small to average height girls.

Mermaid dresses look beautiful on hourglass or boyish figures depending on where they have the most body. Most of them tend to flay out between the thighs and knees, and really show off beautiful body types.

Peplum dresses give extra material to balance out top heavy girls. However, sometimes peplums can look too mature so beware!

High low dresses (asymmetric drop dresses) are perfect if you have great (shaved) legs! They are amazing and so many celebs use them, so I would suggest this if you have nice, pretty legs.

I hope that you liked this post, sorry for being so AWOL and catch you later!



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