Saturday, 25 October 2014

All Hallows' Eve- #Halloween 2014

All Hallow's Eve

As Halloween creeps in, in such a sinister manner- onto us, the fashion world responds. Big time. 

This year, as part of a qualification I am collaborating on an exciting Halloween project (did someone say zombie apocalypse?). Of which you will be the first to see its debut. But, in order to celebrate Halloween in plenty of time- I've attached hyperlinks to our blog's most popular Halloween DIY's and tutorials over the years. 

Trial them out and use the hashtag #HalloweenOStyle to get involved. My favourite ones will be featured on here and in a Halloween slideshow for Youtube. 








Have fun.
Next week I will be releasing 3 more devastatingly, scary ideas from Monday-Wednesday at 6pm in time for the big day on Friday.

Hasta La Vista Stylistas,
xoxo

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

TOP 5 STYLE STAPLES FOR ... AUTUMN!

Hello all!

Today I'll be focussing on the dreary topic of the death of summer and the arrival of Autumn. Where summer brung it's heat, ice creams and vacations. Autumn strickens with hot chocolate, chilled cosy fires and the soft, startings of school. But school is relaxed in contrast to the busy exam period the summer is infamous for. But, how could we forget the lavish setting of London Fashion week and humble British trenchcoats and ankle boots- setting the idyllic scene. 

As my blog name suggests- this post will be an explosion of style, tailored with 5 style staples you should be investing in for Autumn. 

1. Jumper
If Tumblr hasn't got you ecstatic for a wooly, Winter saviour have you been hiding under a social media rock this year? Jumpers are great for those Autumn moments when it's not too cold for a massive coat, but cold enough for a quaint save from hypothermia. I like this fluffy jumper from Louche Hender as periwinkle blue is perfect for the season's unpredictable weather tendencies. Available to purchase here- http://rstyle.me/~2riey

2. Ankle Boots
From Cara to Poppy to Alexa- ankle boots are constantly appearing on the feet of every star in the sky and on screen. These Balenciaga boots are no question. Soft leather and a wooden sole sets it apart from its competitors and makes it so much more desirable in the Autumn chills. Available to purchase here- http://rstyle.me/~2rihM

3. Lip Balm
There is nothing stylish about chapped lips. No matter how luscious or red they were throughout the summer- Autumn crushes in the new year will not be into dry labia. And how about lips which emulate the sweet, scent of strawberries? How much more desirable will you become? Buck the challenge now and apply your way to a confident pout by purchasing here- http://rstyle.me/~2rilI

4. Gloves
Who wants frosted, red, icey fingers? I'm not sure about you, but I always forget to buy gloves right until the last minute when they're invalid. So, remember to get there first before you have no fingers left to actually order any with. So how about getting your Winter necessities in tact before school starts? Check out these beauts now- http://rstyle.me/~2ss9I

5. Beanie
Beanie- the perfect bad hair day solution and instant style update. Plus, whilst it's exasperatingly chilly- your head will feel the draft instantly and rephrase your mood that day. So, to stop surrendering to Jack Frost and his fiesty, feels why not grab your beanie and ensure it is the first item on your 'Back To School' shopping list? View one of my favourite beanies here- http://rstyle.me/~2ss6C


Hasta La Vista Stylistas!
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Monday, 8 September 2014

#TeenBlogSeries ; Hello!

Hello Stylistas!

So today I've been a bit cheaty with the theme 'Favourite high street products'... I actually did a guest blog post on YasElle's blog with the same theme... so it shall be on there momentarily! If not, tweet Yas :)

Also, I've also completed another guest post for 'Six out of Ten' Magazine entitled 'The real life of tabloid journalism' which you should visit now! tinyurl.com/l3r9xsz  

Ta ta for now, xo

Monday, 1 September 2014

It's our BLOGIVERSARY!

Happy birthday to ArrayO'Style! 

Yes this blog has been alive and living for 3 years now.

Today, I did have a big competition planned... but hey plans change and there are some things in life that just don't go according to plan. I could say that about ArrayO'Style. At the start it did take a long time to get readers coming back for more and I still think that. But, I think we are functioning fine as we are. So what we are not huge like Bethany Mota or Zoella's blogs? So what. We are fine for ourselves and well, readers do follow us and email lovely messages. <3

Stop comparing yourselves to others and you will soon flourish.

But, I do have a mini competition for you all- use the hastag #MYSTYLE with a picture and blog link to the favourite article I've posted. The best ones will get a retweet, regram and mention on the blog along with the chance to interview me for a future 'Viewers Q&A' post or maybe video...  :)



#TeenBlogSeries ¦ Best Foundation and Brow routine for teens

Hola Stylistas!

So as part of the #TeenBlogSeries programme todays post is about the 'Best Foundation and Brow routine for teens'. As someone who isn't a beauty blogger this will be a treacherous post. 

I'm not going to lie, but I don't do the whole make-up thing or brow routine so this post will probably lack in content... but lets begin.
Why don't I do make-up? Because I'm a teenager, not an adult. I'm not saying that teenagers shouldn't wear make-up in general, as no-one should judge anyone else. A lot of women in my life have said their best beauty tip is to not wear make-up when they didn't need to, especially when you're young and youthful as it'll be regretted in your latter years. And well, I'm not one to argue with my mum, grandma or anyone older :)

*Interupted by a parcel from Roxy and had a mini meltdown as it was not how it was in the photo, oh god*
So I class Foundation as make-up. Another reason I don't like applying it is A) my skintone has a chameleon ability, so it's hard to find one which isn't orange and actually matches. Frankly extra stress from finding a matching tone is not desired. B) Foundation just stops spots healing! Period. Spots need air to heal so concealing them with more toxic, chemicals just won't help in the long run. No-one wants another volcano eruption, am I right girls?

As for eyebrows... they've witnessed either high praise or nasty comments... from either make-up artists or peers. You can guess who said what in the comments :) * In regards to comments I have tried to reply to them, but blogger doesn't let me do threaded comments for some reason, so let me know on Twitter if you haven't received a reply as I value comments!*

Surprisingly, I do nothing to my face in general. Apart from cleanser, toner and moisturizer. For eyebrows, I've started using the Rimmel 'Brow this way' styling wand. Mainly because it was cheap and the ends of my brows have been going a bit wacko lately. Too early a stage to tell a difference. 

To conclude, I hope you've found this different but hey variety is the spice of life, one's rant is another's treasure.

Hasta La Vista Stylistas!
K. xo

Monday, 25 August 2014

#TeenBlogSeries ¦ 10 Facts about me

Hola Stylistas from far and wide!
So I've just heard about #TeenBlogSeries which is a ten week programme for teen bloggers where a different theme is revealed each week and all the teen bloggers involved post their interpretation of the theme at 6:30pm on Mondays through the #TeenBlogSeries hashtag.

Todays theme is '10 Facts about me' and on with the post we go...

  1. I've been blogging for nearly 3 years. This is an eye-opener as blogs have suddenly become a cult sensation within the last year, every company or retailer seems to have one and have only recently become a common factor in the job workplace, already. Sad as it now devalues the content written. 
  2. I've been retweeted by Zhenya Katava, Kelly Mittendorf and Karolina Kurkova. If you're a bit puzzled and feel alienated at the names you just read- they are models! And that's one of the issues I love to write about and even got me into the final of #ColumnIdol with The Sun Newspaper.
  3. A blogging event sent me to A&E with hypothermia. No further comments.
  4. The most popular blog post I wrote was 'Summer Bucket List 2013'- ironically I didn't do half of the things on the list.
  5. If I'm not blogging; you'll find me volunteering at Girl Guiding meetings, on a photo shoot, working, studying or burning off cupcakes.
  6. Yes, I go mad for cupcakes! Frankly, who wouldn't? It's a feasible, immaculately decorated portion of cake!
  7. My sister is my nail model as I have no nails for nail art tutorials! Literally, I had to order false nails for my prom night and well... I couldn't grab or hold anything as they were so impractically big for my fingers. 
  8. I don't wear make-up voluntarily. Which disadvantages me for future posts in this series sadly :(
  9. The Kim Kardashian: Hollywood game is slowly growing on me (I hate the Kardashians... sorry, but how is someone moaning about their expensive life worthy of a TV show?). I'm on the A-list, thank god.
  10. Until last Thursday, I was the only family member (in my house) to have not attended a grammar school. 



Good Morning Stylistas!

Happy Summer all!

If you are new to this blog or haven't checked out my twitter feed @ArrayOStyle - welcome. This morning I collaborated with the mainstream, morning Television show 'Good Morning Britain' about going back to school. I wasn't actually on the show (sadly, it was scheduled though) but I wrote '5 Top Tips to solve #BackToSchoolBlues' for the Good Morning Britain website- for you to view here: http://www.itv.com/goodmorningbritain/news/back-to-school-blues 

And enjoy your back holiday Monday!