18 January 2016

How I'd Style: Elsie and Fred Embellished Jacket

Why hello again lovelies.

Embroided jacket

Embellished Jacket- Elsie and Fred
Liquid lipstick- Abused by Jeffree Star
Funnel Neck Body- Topshop
Night & Day Hair Rings- La Moda
Sunglasses- Elsie and Fred
Knee High Socks- Boohoo
Gradient Skirt- American Apparel
Perspex Heel Ankle Boots- Public Desire

So it has been a while, with me being absent (post is here if you wondered why) since I did a 'how I'd style' post. Swear I don't try and rhyme. Anyhow, I have been day dreaming about this stunning embellished denim jacket by a fabulous brand called Elsie and Fred, so I thought I'd style it up until I can make one mine, muwahahaha. I decided since it was cold, to layer up under the jacket with some items I've been obsessed with, such as these amazing vinyl & perspex boots by public desire, that I am just lusting so hard over. 

I certainly hope you like how I've styled this. I'd definitely check out the companies mentioned as they are some of my favourites. Promise this isn't sponsored. I'm just in love.

Hopefully I can do an OOTD post soon. But until then...


16 January 2016

Beauty Wishlist

Please sir may I have some more?

My makeup wishlist

Limecrime Perlees  shade: Mirage 
Shade: Third eye

Why hello there my lovelies, today I wanted to share with you some of my make-up lustings for January. My bank account has momentarily fallen out with me, so in true stonesgotstyle style? I have decided to wishlist the shopping craving away, whilst also sharing some epic items with you lovely lot. 
As you can tell I have been having a love affair with liquid lipsticks recently, especially Limecrime's Velvetines and well Limecrime in general, after my lovely fiancé spoilt me with 2 boxes of limecrime goodies at Christmas! I feel blessed and a little like a makeup addict at the same time. 
Let me know in the comments if you'd be interested in a post/Youtube video of my limecrime collection or recent lipstick purchases. 

Anyhow, I certainly hope you enjoy this little slice of makeup lusting heaven. And until next time...


13 January 2016

Farewell to a genius, a poet and an inspiration to all.

'But I'll be there for you, as the world falls down'...

As you are probably aware on January 10th 2017, David Bowie (a man who inspired a world) died peacefully, at home, surrounded by family. This news both shocked and shook me, hard. 
You may recall an older post all about my 'guilty pleasures' in which I shared my rather "too" large obsession with Bowie. Especially as Jareth the Goblin King, in the legendary film The Labyrinth. Well, after a couple of days to wipe away my tears and re collect my brain from playing Bowie on repeat, I decided to pay homage to one of my all time favourite artists with two of his most iconic makeup looks. The main one being Jareth and a short Instagram post inspired by 'Life on Mars', one of my all time favourite songs.  

Hope you like them... (excuse my grumpy, pout face)

Photography by Alexander Anderson

Products used:

Stila light Powder foundation

Let me know if you want more info on how I created the look and will film a tutorial. Hope you like this Jareth inspired look!!!

Mini Instagram 'Life on Mars' look:

Until next time...


10 January 2016

A Week In Instagram: My return & 365 day challenge.

Hello again...

First Row:
Heading out in my new American Apparel body, Being Candidly snapped by the wonderful Alexander Anderson (aka the Fiancé) at Kew Gardens, Busting out my best pout for my all time favourite brand nowadays, Limecrime's Velvetines in Faded.

Second Row:
Excited to have my engagement ring back on my finger (more info in next post), Got my nails prepped for my ring's return!, My second bar soap attempt for our future SoapWish Venture- this is candy shop. 

Third row:
Another new American Apparel body (sale) with Limecrime's Velvetine in Cement, First soap bar looks like chocolate is indeed Bakewell Tart soap!, Loving my old school Tom Ford Lippie in Black Orchid

So yes, you guessed it, I am indeed attempting the 365 day challenge. I am going to attempt to Instagram a picture everyday this year. So for those of you that follow me on Instagram (@stonesgotstyle) I apologise in advance for my millions of duck faces, lipstick addiction & soap creations!!!

Wish me luck & Until then...


8 January 2016

I'm Back- Why I went away & life update...

“In another moment down went Alice after it, never once considering how in the world she was to get out again.”

Why hello there my lovelies, it is so nice to see you once again. So you are probably wondering where the hell I have been. Well that I'm afraid is a rather long & troublesome tale, I have felt unable to share for some considerable amount of time.

I suppose I should first apologise for how long I have left you guys all alone with my little empty blog. And I do (apologise that is) from the bottom of my heart. 

Now on the hard bits, the confessions & secrets once unbeknown even to myself. I have spent the last few months of my blogging back in (gosh 2013?) fighting & losing a battle with my own mind and body. I had horrific panic attacks, moments of mania followed by crashes of debilitating depression. By this point my yet undiagnosed anxiety was making me unable to leave my bedroom or have the courage to write a blog post, in case it wasn't good enough. 

So in 2013 I took a sudden hiatus from blogging due to a  sudden mental breakdown. I left work, left friends, family and reality. Preferring and only able to sit and lock myself away in my room, day after day and sleep. It was this year I was diagnosed with Bordeline personality disorder. In addition to this, several comorbidities, including severe anxiety, depression and things I am still uncomfortable talking about openly now (please forgive and I hope you understand this).

I intend to write more about my mental health & mental health awareness on either a different blog or a certain day of the week (once I am back blogging normally). Please feel free to email me any questions about mental health & I shall try answer as quickly as possible. 

I do not want to hover around the bad bits as this has been quite difficult for me to type. So, on to the good!

I am in services, I met a boy who loves, understands and saves me everyday. Without him, I would not be here writing this blog again. 
The best news? New year he asked me to marry him....and I said yes!!!! So I am now a fiancé and I cannot believe how lucky I am . Thank you to my love Alex, my friends, my family & you guys for being so amazing. 

I shall proceed normal fashion/beauty blogs soon. But until then... 

See you next time...