Monday, 30 July 2012

Liebster Award

I want to give Heidi from Hemlines & Holdups a really big thankyou for my nomination, it really made my day!
I have never heard of the Liebster Award before, this little award is all about discovering new blogs and helping those with less than 200 followers to get recognised.

But there are a few rules:
1. Each person tagged must post 11 things about themselves.

2. They must also answer the 11 questions the ' tagger ' has set for them.

3. They must create 11 more questions to ask bloggers they have decided to tag.

4. They must then choose 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers and tag them in their post.

5. These lucky bloggers must then be told.

6. There's no tag backs.

So 11 Things About Me...

1. My name is Chloe and I am 24 years old.

2. I have 2 gorgeous little boys, Miller is 3 years old and Mitchell is 17 months old.

3. We have a pet dog called Riley, he is a cross between a staffordshire terrier and American Bulldog.

4. I have lived in East London all my life.

5. Trained as a hairdresser at Joshua Galvin Academy and have worked in 3 London salons.

6. I love making things, weather it be a cushion cover, headband or a skirt... I love it!!

7. Would love to have some proper training in dress making, would love to own my own boutique... one day.

8. Greenwich Park is my favourite place.

9. Love having a go at my nails, Im not great but i do like to try.

10. I really enjoy drawing, mainly fashion things. Even from a young age. Art was the only lesson i was good at at school.

11. I like baking cakes. Im not a brilliant cook i get too stressed out with the timing.

I Tag:

Heidi's Questions:

1. Your Go-To Outfit?
Jeans, Shirt and ballet flats... easy to dress up or down.

2. Your Fave accessory?
Bracelets and Bangles.

3. Tatoos: yes or no ?
Im not brave enough to get one, but would like to get one.

4. Your fave nail colour?
Nails inc. - Elizabeth street
Its a pale nude pink - its perfect for when i can't decide its a colour that goes with anything.

5. Heels or flats?
Definetly flats for me.

6. Matching underwear?
It doesn't bother me.

7. Love or money?
Without a doubt love.

8. Friends or Family?

9. Weirdest dream?
I admit i do have alot of weird dreams, I don't know what is the weirdest is tho.

10. Rom Com or acton flick?
Rom com

11. City break or beach holiday?
I like beach holidays but not to lounge about all day tho.

My 11 Questions:

1. Your favourite peice in your wardrobe?
2. Your favourite hairstyle?
3. Your favourite trend?
4. Your favourite singer/songwriter?
5. Your favourite perfume?
6. Your favourite flavour ice cream?
7. Your favourite drink?
8. Your favourite era?
9. Your favourite place?
10. Your dream job?
11. Where do you see yourself in 10 years from now?

Thanks again to heidi for nominating me and good luck to all my nominations!!

Thursday, 26 July 2012

The Best Way to Wear A Headscarf

This is my way of wearing a headscarf, sorry i ain't uploaded no pictures yet... my camera is playing up :(
Its easy to follow...

1.) Start with a large square scarf - try a vintage silk scarves ( these are my faves ) because they are soft and not bulky.

2.) Fold one corner to the other corner to form a triangle.

3.) Fold the corner down to about the middle and then fold over again - but not all the way to the edge, because you want it a little thicker.

4.) Put the scarf around the ends in the front, making sure the wrong side of the scarf ( the part where you can see the folds ) is against your head.

5.) Tie it in a loose knot at the front - keep the scarf on the loose side , it will stay in place.

6.) Tuck the ends behind and underneath the scarf.

Hair Ideas:
  • Top knots
  • Messy Bun
  • Randomly pin your hair once the scarf is adjusted.

This is also a great holiday hair saviour, looks fab with a pair of classy sunnies.

Hope You Found It Useful



sparkle by chloejay1988 featuring rhinestone jewelry

Don't just save your jewels for the evening - they can add instant glam to daytime outfits, too.
Some peices of jewellery i found from

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Pearl Bracelet with Flower
Layers of cream faux pearls, finished with a crystal encrusted flower.

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Coloured Flower Stretch Bracelet
An array of gunmetal flowers which have coloured crystal centres.

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Crystal Stretch Bracelet
Was: £25.00
Now: £18.00
A collection of grey and black crystals in a silver effect setting.

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Red Statement Crystal Necklace
This necklace will give the simplest look instant impact.
A floral design detailed with black and red beads.

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Super Stripes

Super Stripes

The Ultimate Summer Dress
Some dresses I found from

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Loose Fit Multi-coloured Striped Dress
Perfect all rounder summer dress, great for teaming with a cardigan for chilly days or adding hi-tops for a sporty look. I think you can do so much with this dress.
Was: £34.99
Now: £9.99

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Navy Doll Dress
Love this dress, has a vintage vibe to it. Wear with peep toe shoes and a generous amount of red lipstick for that 50s look.
Was: £34.99
Now: £24.99

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Tropical Florals

Tropical Florals

Tropical Florals by chloejay1988 featuring suede pumps

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Loving the print on this maxi dress from Mango. I found this in the sale...

Was: £42.99
Now: £19.99


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Oasis - Scarf Print Maxi Dress
Original Price: £55.00
Was: £35.00
Now: £25.00

Holiday Trend: Hippy Glam

hippy glam

hippy glam by chloejay1988 featuring brown shades

Think Boho Babe...
With a trashy glam twist. Give paisley print maxis the Ibiza treatment with Versace inspired jewellery and don't hold back on the gold!!!

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

The Nail File: Colour Pop & Crackle

the nail file
Just messing around with colours in my nail varnish collection. I pulled out 5 colours and painted each nail a different shade. Once the colours had dried applied Barry M special effect polish on top to create the crackled look.

Green : Barry M nail paint - 290
Yellow : H&M Nail Polish - Being on the A-list
Pink : Barry M nail paint - 279
Blue : Models Own - Feeling Blue
Coral : H&M mini nail polish - coral

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

How To Your Maxi...

Thanks to the great Brittish weather this season, I dont feel like i have really made best use of them. I have put some styling tips together to help you wear your maxi whatever the weather...
thigh split maxi
A laidback top softens the sexy factor of the split. Tuck your top in the skirt to show off your waist and if you are top heavy, opt for styles with a V or sweetheart neckline for a flattering fit.

Team last years maxi with a strapless top. Bustiers, bra tops and corsets are all key to creating the evening feel - just stick to a tonal palette to blend them seamlessly.

pastel maxi

Combinating a jumper with your maxi is great for providing a bit of warmth and creating effortless style. Wear your jumper a couple of sizes big for a more relaxed look. If you are worried about losing your waist add a belt for a bit of definition.

statement crop top

This is a great holiday look, this combo will look just as cool with beachy sandals as it will with wedges at the bar.

Maxi with edge

Swapping a denim jacket for a leather one will help grunge up girlie fabrics like chiffon and satin. Petite girls should go for cropped cover-ups to avoid looking swamped.

simple chic

Flash a bit of flesh by leaving a few buttons undone and roll up your sleeves to avoid looking prim. Pleated skirts add shape, so curvey girls opt for a tight fitting shirts to balance the out the volumious bottom half.

Hope You Found It Useful.

Sunday, 15 July 2012

The Nail File: Cosmic Nails

the nail file

Cosmic Nails

Today I found a nail set I bought from H&M ages ago, i forgot all about them.

The nail varnishes came in a set of 3 mini's:
 A Silver ( Metallic Grey )
 Glitter ( Spark Me Up) 
 Blue ( Metallic Petrol )

I alternated the blue and silver on each finger and went over using the glitter on my thumb and one finger on each hand.

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

High Waisted

High Waist

Not everybody is born with Gisele-like proportions, the only way we acheive this is by wearing high waisted and luckily for us they are back. These style trousers give you the illusion by elongating your legs by shortening the torso.
Happy Days!!

Diversion Print

Diversion Print

For the ultimate bodyshape, choose busy prints with black panels. The patterns on the dresses above give you the illusion of curves in all the right places.

Monday, 9 July 2012

Mineral Make-up


Mineral Make-up
Benefits Of Mineral Make-up...
Mineral make-up is made of ground up rocks and formed to a powder and because its free from chemicals and additives, its generally considered to be kinder upon the skin. The make-up contains a anti-flammatory and soothing on the skin.
This natural looking coverage can mask scars as well as acne. Acnes sufferers have reported improvements in their condition by using mineral make-up, because the loose minerals have a neutral ph, so it does not support bacteria.
Not only the key ingredients (titanium dioxide and zinc oxide) soothe the skin, it provides a natural sun protector, is water-resistant and refects light which act like tiny mirrors to create a radiance.
Another essential part is that its a comedogenic, that means it doesn't clog the pores and allow the skin to breathe. As its free from perfume and preservatives which are the main causes of skin irritations its great for users with sensitive skin. If you are prone to dryness then mineral powder may not be best suited to you, powders can make the skin look drier and that can be ageing.
How To Apply...
Applying mineral based make-up is different from applying a non-mineral powder, The super fine texture means that it is trickier to spread across the skin. Its a good idea to invest in some make-up brushes that are designed especially for mineral makeup.
Always start this by turning the jar upside down and give a shake about 5 times so the powder loosens and it also falls out onto the lid. You want to apply the powder from the lid as this way is easier for you to build coverage. Start with small sprinkles and build up as neccessary. Mineral foundation has great staying power, especially the foundation. Use your usual moisturiser first but make your it has been completely absorbed before applying the mineral powder to your skin.
  1. Taking your blending brush, swirl it around the lid into the powder and tap off any excess. Then your ready to apply the foundation onto your skin.
  2. Start at one side of your face, in a circular motion start buffing onto the skin. This will start warming up the minerals and your start to see the effects immediately. You can be quiet firm when your buffering this will give you a really even flawless finish.
  3. If you need more coverage apply another layer the same way.

Bardot Hair

Bardot Hair

Bardot Hair by chloejay1988 featuring a hair comb

Its timelessness must be down to its sexiness, like the classic bob, the big bardot hair has never really gone out of style.
This updo is more suited for mid-lenght to long lenght hair. The longer the hair the more glamourous this hairstyle will become.

To Get The Look:

Start by cleansing and conditioning the hair, making sure you rinse the product really well. Towel dry the hair, apply some volumising product to give the roots a boost and add a little mousse to give some hold and texture.

Blow dry the hair using a round brush, try and get the brush right into the roots and pull away from the head this will help give added lift. Alternatively you can flip your head over and give the hair a blast with the dryer.

Once the hair has completely dried, seperate your hair into sections and curl the hair away from the face, using curling tongs, heated rollers or GHDs. Once you have curled the hair and wait until it has cooled down before brushing the curls to break them up to give them a softer, more natural look.

Make a section in the hair starting at the temples and meeting below the crown area, like a horse shoe shape. Looking at the back using a mirror will help if you are doing this hairstyle on yourself.

Next divide the section into smaller sections, this will be backcombed. Start at the back so its easier for you to build up the height. Hold the hair with a medium tension and using the comb, work it into the root area only. Backcombing shouldn't knot when done correctly.
Tip: Put the comb in at the root area and work in a curved motions down to the root area and repeat this.

Follow the same backcombing technique until you have reached the top of the fringe area. Don't worry if it looks really messy at this stage.

Softly brush the very top layer of the hair back, smoothing it all over the back-combed section so its covered.

Shape your bouffant shape into the desired height and roundness, then pull the hair back and pin into the centre using hair grips (bobbypins) to hold it in place.

Polish the style by adding a smaller section on each side of the head up into the middle. Try twisting the hair slightly from the sides into the centre to create a balance and a smoother finish.

To finish, lightly spray the hair using a firm hold hairspray.

Tomboy Ponytail

Tomboy Ponytail

To Get The Look:
  1. To get this look, hair doesn't have to squeaky clean. Brush your hair to detangle and section it in 3 to 4 sections.
  2. Section by section spray using a hairspray that gives shine remembering not to hold the spray to close to your head. Use the tips of your fingers to gently blend the product throughout the roots.
  3. Now use your hairdryer to blast at the roots on a high heat to create a messy look. While you do this scrunch and massage the root area, this will help give the hair texture.
  4. Section your the hair around your temples and comb the section with your tailcomb.
  5. Individually pull the sections around towards your nape and secure with a elastic band. Allow the remaining hair to drop from the top of your tied section. Now you should have a neat side profile.
  6. Backcomb the rest of the hair, leaving the crown area, the crown area must lay flat. This will give you a fuller look at the back of your head.
  7. Create a clean side parting and roughly curl the loose strands framing the face, so its a soft wave.
  8. Now secure all your hair at your nape of the neck, including your previous sections with a elastic band. Ensure their is a refined bulbus shape just above the ponytail.
  9. Rub some styling cream between your fingers and run through the ponytail and front. This will keep the style intact and settle any flyaways you may have.
  10. Curl random sections of your ponytail to create a wave. If the curls look too artifical, run your fingers through them to flattern them they will eventually drop, or alternatively use a flat iron and go over the curl lightly to try straighten the curl a little.
  11. Spray with hairspray if required.

Wet Look Chignon

Wet look Chignon

The wet look is a big hair trend for this season.
It's really simple for days you don't really want to
spend too much time on your hair.
How To Get The Look:
1.) Apply a volumising mousse all the way through towel dried hair, and allow it to dry naturally.
2.) Alternatively, flip your head over and give the a blast with the hairdryer on high and dry from underneath. This will acheive the volume that's desired.
3.) Now to acheive the wet look. Apply oil to the hair (Argan or Olive), using your fingers distributing through from root to tips. This will create the shine. Only do this once your hair has completely dried.
4.) Using your fingers to bring back your hair into a ponytail, tie with a elastic loosely at ear level. Note there isn't a parting.
5.) Now wrap your ponytail into a messy bun/chignon and secure with hair grips, pull a few strands out here and there if you want to create a effortless look of style.
6.) If you want more shine add a little more oil to the hair.

How To : Top Knot


top knot

Sleek and sexy hair was so last season - this seasons bun is messy and effortlessly undone.

This style is more effective on longer lenghts of hair.
Such an easy look to create at home in front of the mirror, all you need is bun ring - its a donut shape and it feels like a sponge, an elastic hairband and some hair grips, try to find hair grips that are close to your hair colour (black, brown or gold).

Get The Look:
1. Tip your head upside down, gather together all your hair into a high ponytail and secure in place with your elastic band.

2. Slide your donut ring onto your ponytail, pull the hair through the hole in the middle, if your hair is extremely long, try and track down a larger bun ring - they do come in different sizes and its best to find one that fits.

3. Wrap your hair around the ring and pin loose ends under the donut with your hair grips. Spray some hairspray onto the palm of your hands and rough up your hairline, to create that messy look.

I think this is a fab look to create, great for the office or lounging on the beach. You could try out accessories to dress it up, elastic headbands look really good or you put a flower at the base of your bun for a more summery look

Cats Eyes

Cats Eyes

Cats Eyes by chloejay1988 featuring stila eyeshadow

This striking make-up look is a classic -
but it does require a bit of practice.

You can either use a liquid or a creme eyeliner. A liquid liner has a tip that gives you good control to draw your line or a cream liner, has a creamy texture and it doesn't dry out, you will need a thin liner brush for the application. A good idea to use pointed cotton buds to help tidy up if needed. This vampy look can be as subtle or dramatic as you wish.

Firstly think about how thick you would like your line to be. Its a good idea to begin with a thin line and then you can make it thicker as you go on.
  • Start off by applying the eyeliner at the inner corner of your eyes, make sure you get as close as you can to the lash line and there isn't any skin showing inbetween. If your feeling confident enough the draw across the eyelid free hand. Use the cotton buds if you make any mistakes. if your not sure, follow on.
  • Gently pull the skin so its taut and draw the liner outwards to the outer corners of the eyes.
  • To create the flick: Draw a short line from the outer corner of your eye and angle it where you want your flick to be. This will differ for each eye shape, try experimenting to see what is best suited to you.
  • Extend the upper line to meet the lower one to create a triangle. If you're happy with where the flicks are then fill in the gap to complete the line.
  • Once filled, go over and check to make sure there are no gaps left. This is when you should tidy up any mistakes you might have made. Just damp the cotton bud and tidy.
  • To finish apply plenty of mascara to your lashes for a pretty look, or if you would like more definition add a bit of brown shadow into the crease of the open eye.

the nail file

Ombre Marble Effect

I found this blog with a nail art design, i cant find the blog again so i dont know the name of it. she had painted her nails for the 4th july in a tie dye effect in white, red and blue.

I tried it and failed... but I managed to turn it around and this is what i got from it, lol. I thought they looked ok.

It got a bit messy.

You Will Need:

. 3 Nail Colours
I'm using Revlon 050 white on white, Models own Np031 feeling blue and Barry M 272 ( the colour don't seem to have a name, but its a pink shade )
. Toothpicks

Step 1

Paint your nails in your chosen base colour. I have used Revlon 050 white on white. I only did one coat.

Step 2

Now with all three colours blob onto your nail randomly. Do one nail at a time. I kept my design with white mainly at the bottom.

Then while the nail is still wet swirl the colours together using a tooth pick or a pin to create the marbled effect. If you layer the colours as i did will create the ombre effect.

Have Fun With It!!!
I'd be happy to hear what you think