Talonted Lex

London beauty blogger.
Obsessed with make up, nail art & gin.

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Nail varnish blog sale

I recently had a nail varnish de-stash (if you haven’t seen the video you can find it HERE). I threw away about 40 that we so far beyond saving that I don’t know how they were still in my collection. I also sorted some to sell that I either have two bottles of, don’t wear or that don’t suit me.

I have listed all polishes below with prices and how full they are. Feel free to ask questions in the comments if you want more information. If you want a nail varnish, just leave a comment below using Disqus and it’ll be first come first serve. Leave your email ad in the comment and I will send you an email to confirm and give you my paypal details. Prices are not inclusive of P&P so please add £2.50 to overall cost. Only UK buyers I’m afraid due to the Royal Mail hating nail varnish. Remember I can only post 4 items per package due to RM.

Thanks!

Lex

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OPI:

Suzi Says Feng Shui (never used - £6)

It’s Totally Fort Worth It (swatched once -£6)

At First Sight (never used -£6)

Do You Think I’m Texy? (swatched once - £6)

Be A Dahlia Won’t You? (never used - £6)

Pompeii Purple (SOLD)

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Revlon:

Ruby Ribbon matte suede (swatched once - £4)

Emerald City matte suede (swatched once - £4)

Gold Coin (worn twice - £4)

Steel-her Heart (never worn - £4)

Jaded (worn twice - £4)

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 Nails Inc (and LOOKbeauty):

Blair (swatched - £6)

Chester Square (half full - £4)

Elizabeth Street (worn once - £6)

High Society (SOLD)

Holly Walk (never worn - £6)

Lily (swatched - £6)

Sloane Mews (2/3 full - £5)

Sequin Effect - £4

Privileged - (SOLD)

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Models Own:

Pink Paradise (swatched - £3.50)

Absinthe (worn once - £3.50)

Purple Blue Beetlejuice (2/3 full - £2.50)

Hayley’s Comet (never worn - £3.50)

Hayley’s Comet (never worn - £3.50)

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Collection:

Fruit Loop (never worn - £1)

Fruit Loop (never worn - £1)

Fruit Loop (never worn - £1)

Siren (SOLD)

Hip Hop (never worn - £1)

Hip Hop (never worn - £1)

Angel Wings (never worn - £1)

Angel Wings (never worn - £1)

Angel Wings (never worn - £1)

Show Off (never worn - £1)

Button Moon (never worn - £1)

Bongo Beat (never worn - £1)

All That Jazz (never worn - £1)

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La Femme Beauty:

Ice Blue Cream (never worn £1.50)

Ultra Blue (never worn £1.50)

Grey Cream (never worn £1.50)

Ultra Yellow (never worn £1.50)

Ultra Raspberry (never worn £1.50)

Pink Cream (never worn £1.50)

Coral (never worn £1.50)

Iceland Pink (never worn £1.50)

Ultra Orange (never worn £1.50)

Mocha Pink (never worn £1.50)

Classic Silver Crackle (never worn £1.50)

Ultra Magenta (never worn £1.50)

Ultra Gold (never worn £1.50)

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La Femme Beauty:

Venus (never worn £1.50)

Purple Glitter (never worn £1.50)

Gold Glitter (never worn £1.50)

Cosmos (never worn £1.50)

Disco (never worn £1.50)

Silver Glitter (never worn £1.50)

Jupiter (never worn £1.50)

Sapphire (never worn £1.50)

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Golden Goddess (never worn - £2)

Smoky Brown (SOLD)

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Aqua Ice Blue (SOLD)

Crystal Mallard (SOLD)

Star Emerald Green (SOLD)

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Taupe of the World (SOLD)

Blushing Beauty (SOLD)

Misty Haze (SOLD)

Glamour Girl (SOLD)

Smoky Brown (SOLD)

Dazzle Diva (SOLD)

Violet Velvet (SOLD)

Green Machine (SOLD)

Gold Star (SOLD)

Desert Haze (SOLD)

Chic Confetti (SOLD)

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Blue Moon (worn once - £2)

White Glitter (never worn - £2)

Spring Green (worn twice - £2)

Mushroom (SOLD)

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Beauty Bandit (worn once - £1.50)

Wanna Pepperoni (worn once - £1.50)

Chica Boom Boom (worn once - £1.50)

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Jewel Tone (swatched - £1)

Atomic (swatched - £1)

Electra (SOLD)

Salt n Pepper (Swatched - £2)

Lava Flow (worn once - £2)

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1067 - pink with heart shaped glitter (SOLD)

34 - bronze with multicoloured glitter (SOLD)

03 - sheer pink with pink glitter (SOLD)

20 (black with multicoloured glitter (SOLD)

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311 (never worn - £1)

314 (never worn - £1)

Sweet As Sugar (worn once - £2)

Navy Glint (never worn - £2)

Mellow Yellow (never worn - £2)

Forever (worn once - £2)

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NFU 61 (swatched - £5)

Pearly Nude (never worn - £5)

430 (swatched - £3)

Maybelline Mudslide Tote (worn once - £3)

Essie Sexy Divide (SOLD)

Lac Attack Death Day Party (SOLD)

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345 (SOLD)

398 (never worn - £1)

Coral (2/3 full - £1.50)

Black Glitter (worn once - £2)

Tea At The Glitz (never worn - £1)

Beige Babe (never worn - £2)

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Sephora for OPI ‘Already Famous’ (worn once - £4)

340 (worn once - £1)

26 (worn once - £1)

Retro Red (never worn - £1.50)

Intergalactic (never worn - £1)

Rosy Sand (worn once - £3)

Silver Plum (SOLD)

Ruby Fruit (worn once - £3)

White (never worn - £1)

Rose (never worn - £1)

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Praline (SOLD)

Mulberry Pie (never worn - £1)

City (never worn - £1)

Gold Struck (never worn - £1)

Accessorize ‘Butterfly’ (worn once - £2.50)

M&S Blue (never worn - £1)

M&S Teal (never worn - £1)

Edinburgh Gate (SOLD)

Bruton Street (never worn - £1)

Leicester Square (never worn - £1)

Burlingtons Arcade (never worn - £1)

Phew!! That’s a lot of nail varnish!

Again, don’t forget that P&P will be £2.50 per package (small package prices due to nail varnish not fitting through the 2.5cm hole for a large letter, and RM rules say I can only send 4 polishes per package (have I mentioned I hate Royal Mail?). Comment to let me know if you have questions though!

Thanks,

Lex

The Big Nail Varnish Destash!

I thought it was time for me to go through my nail varnish collection and try to whittle it down. I have so many polishes that I never use (or have never used!) because they just get lost in the pile. So I’m sorting through them, picking out my favourites, throwing some away and putting some up for sale.

Hooray!

Lex

Make Up Revolution ‘Flawless’ eyeshadow palette

That thing you can see in the distance is a bandwagon and this is me chasing it to jump right on! Make Up Revolution appeared out of nowhere a few months ago and the blogging world has gone crazy for it. Affordable make-up with an amazingly wide range of products? GIMME.

I decided to try out their eyeshadows first as they looked so gorgeous and were so affordable. I got the ‘Flawless’ palette and ‘Girls On Film’ and have been using them every day since.

The photos above are of the Flawless palette and as you can see it’s a gorgeous mix of 32 shimmers and mattes in a range of neutral colours. They are seriously stunning. I would recommend wearing an eyeshadow primer with these as they have a tendency to crease by the end of day but apart from that I really can’t fault them. They come in a sturdy black case with a huge mirror.

This cost £8. Yep, you heard me. EIGHT. POUNDS. Such a bargain.

Have you tried this palette? What are your favourite shades?

Lex

July favourites

It’s that time! Time to tell you about the products and items I’ve been loving in the past month.

Alpha H Liquid Gold - I have been coveting this stuff for a long time. It’s a cult product that most beauty bloggers rave about and I was lucky enough to win it (along with lots of other Alpha H products) in a Twitter competition! I was a bit nervous about using it due to my rosacea but I am loving it! I’m going to do a full blog post on it soon as there’s too much to say here!

Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum - this is my current favourite foundation, mixed together with the La Roche Posay* CC Rosaliac cream. I was sent the LRP CC cream by Escentual a few months ago and it was too dark for me but I loved its coverage. After the honeymoon I had a bit more colour to my face so the mixture of the two is perfect. The Bourjois feels light, covers all my redness and looks really natural. 

Sephora Formula X nail varnishes - When I was in Dubai, these were some of the only things I got in Sephora (don’t get me started!) I haven’t tried the third one yet, but these two are seriously stunning. The blue and black one is called ‘Turbulent’ and the multicoloured pastel glitter is ‘Demolition’.

Crazy Colors ‘Lavender’ - As you may have seen, my hair is currently purple. I have been trying to resist the urge to cut all my hair off and the only way I’m doing that at the moment is by dying it silly colours. I actually love this purple shade but it fades so quickly which is a shame. If anyone knows any bright hair dye that lasts longer, let me know!

Topshop lip crayon in ‘Wave Goodbye’ - I bought this in the John Lewis sale, I think it was about £3. It’s a lovely pretty pink nude colour and the finish is very creamy and moisturising.

L’Oreal Color Riche Mono eyeshadows - These are gorgeous little beasts. They have a range of mattes and shimmers and they are all glorious. I have been wearing these most days and cannot recommend them enough, I got ‘Breaking Nude’, ‘Cafe St Germain’ and ‘Little Beige Dress’.

Rimmel Scandaleyes eyeliners - I am always on the hunt for a simple black eyeliner and this one is pretty much perfect: it’s the Waterproof Kohl Liner and it’s soft enough to not be scratchy, hard enough to give you something to work with and it stays put! I have very watery eyes and this does last until the end of the day. The other liner is a Shadow Stick in ‘Bad Bronze’. This is chubby eyeshadow pencil and I use it to line my eyes before smudging out.

A signed print from Niki Pilkington - Eeeeee!! I’ve wanted something from Niki for ages and I am so happy with it. I decided to treat myself as a ‘you got an amazing new job yay!’ present. Her stuff is so beautiful and you can find it HERE.

Like the look of any of my favourites? Let me know in the comments!

Lex

Rimmel ‘704 Sweet As Sugar’ nail varnish review with swatches

Occasionally I find myself wandering the aisles in Boots or Superdrug and I knowing that I want something but I also knowing I won’t wear it very often. This is what happened with this nail varnish. I knew I wanted a baby blue polish but also knew that I’m not a huge fan of blue on me so wanted something good quality but cheap enough that it wouldn’t matter if I only wore it a handful of times. In those situations I usually go for Rimmel: their nail varnishes are great quality - long wearing, shiny, easy to apply, good brushes - plus they’re usually under a fiver. Perfect.

*sigh* I was really disappointed with this nail varnish. Rimmel formulas are usually so good, even their pastels are great. But this one needed so many coats to reach full opacity. The above photos are after 4 coats of nail varnish. FOUR. And you can still see bald spots. I also tried this over a white undercoat and you could still see the white through the bald patches which made it look really uneven. BAD. I have quite a few of their pastel polishes and none were anywhere near this bad so I was pretty miffed. It’s a good job I’m not a huge fan of the colour really, I will probably just use it as a base for nail art.

What are you favourite ‘I need something but a cheap something’ brands?

Lex

Birthdays should always mean McQueen…

These photos were taken months ago (on my birthday in April in fact!) and I forgot to publish them. I’ve not really done any fashion or outfit posts on my blog before as on a day to day basis I wear black jeans and grey/black tops. It doesn’t make for a terribly interesting read!

However, for my birthday this year Aaron’s parents presented me with the instantly recognisable silver bag with the huge embossed Q and my heart skipped a beat. His parents know I adore McQueen and went in a picked this out with absolutely no input from me or Aaron! They have a very good eye.

It’s such a bright and pretty t-shirt with the standard skull featured on the front and I love it!

Lex

Honeymoon beauty favourites

Yesterday I posted the first part of my wedding and honeymoon beauty favourites. Here is the second part, featuring nails, skincare and make up.

I hope you enjoy the video!

Lex

My wedding beauty favourites

I’ve just posted a video of my beauty favourites for the run up to the wedding and also the make up I used on my wedding day,

I hope you like it!

Lex

Our wedding: the venue and the speeches
This is the third instalment in the wedding blog series. You can see my Wedding Get Ready With Me HERE and the ceremony blog HERE. As with the others, this is pretty photo heavy so get a cup of tea and get comfy!
As with the other blogs, these photos are all by On Love And Photography who are INCREDIBLE. Let’s go!
Booze and hugs all round.


The wonderful Amy and Brad who performed amazingly beautiful songs while we got drunk in the glorious sunshine:

Can you sense the relief that we have the scary bit over and done with?

Table settings…

…including boozy party favours of course.

My dad’s speech swung wildly between saying lovely or humiliating things. I think this was the section on teen boyfriends…

Luckily the best man’s speech focused on embarrassing Aaron as much as possible so it all evened out.


There were a lot of heads in hands.





The cake was M&S with flowers from Fiona Hogg and twitter birds from Etsy as cake toppers.

The first dance was to ‘Hey Soul Sister’ by Train and included Aaron accidentally hitting me over the head with his elbow.

AWKWARD BUT ENTHUSIASTIC DANCING.


We made our own dressing up corner by buying tons of props and a cheap wooden picture frame for people to hold up. So much love for this idea!

Sorry for another ton of photos, I hope you’re still enjoying them. One more wedding blog to go and a honeymoon one and then I promise I will get back to beauty posts!
Lex

Our wedding: the venue and the speeches

This is the third instalment in the wedding blog series. You can see my Wedding Get Ready With Me HERE and the ceremony blog HERE. As with the others, this is pretty photo heavy so get a cup of tea and get comfy!

As with the other blogs, these photos are all by On Love And Photography who are INCREDIBLE. Let’s go!

Booze and hugs all round.

wedding bride and mother of the bride

Wedding party

The wonderful Amy and Brad who performed amazingly beautiful songs while we got drunk in the glorious sunshine:

Can you sense the relief that we have the scary bit over and done with?

Wedding bride and groom

Table settings…

wedding table settings

…including boozy party favours of course.

My dad’s speech swung wildly between saying lovely or humiliating things. I think this was the section on teen boyfriends…

wedding father of the bride speech

Luckily the best man’s speech focused on embarrassing Aaron as much as possible so it all evened out.

wedding best man speech

wedding best man speech

There were a lot of heads in hands.

wedding speeches

wedding speeches

wedding speeches

wedding speeches

wedding speeches

The cake was M&S with flowers from Fiona Hogg and twitter birds from Etsy as cake toppers.

wedding cake

The first dance was to ‘Hey Soul Sister’ by Train and included Aaron accidentally hitting me over the head with his elbow.

Wedding first dance bride and groom

AWKWARD BUT ENTHUSIASTIC DANCING.

wedding dancing

wedding dancing

We made our own dressing up corner by buying tons of props and a cheap wooden picture frame for people to hold up. So much love for this idea!

wedding bride and groom

Sorry for another ton of photos, I hope you’re still enjoying them. One more wedding blog to go and a honeymoon one and then I promise I will get back to beauty posts!

Lex

Our wedding: the ceremony
This is the second post in the blog series I’m doing on our wedding. Yesterday I did a Wedding Get Ready With Me which you can find HERE.
Today is all about the ceremony. A bit of background to the venue we chose first…
We picked the Royal York hotel as it was very convenient for guests to get to (being right next to the train station) while also being one of the most beautiful buildings I’ve ever seen. We had looked at a lot of venues and hadn’t felt the little shiver of excitement…until we saw The Royal York. I emailed my mum saying ‘This is THE venue, do you like it…also it rings a bell for me, was I christened here?’ to which she replied saying ‘No, that’s where your dad and I got married!’ FATE. I don’t care if you don’t believe in fate. IT WAS FATE. It was meant to be.
We aren’t particularly religious so decided to have a civil ceremony in the venue to save the faffing around with cars and shuttling people around. We only had a small wedding of about 60 people and decided to have them all at the ceremony as we love them all and wanted them there for the whole thing. We chose two readings from our best friends: Olivia and Jenny read 'I Like You' By Sandol Stoddard Warburg and Dan and Tom read 'Oh The Places You'll Go' By Dr Seuss.
I can practically hear you shouting from here: Enough with the back story, GIVE US PHOTOS!! You asked for it…

My dad kept telling me to stop shaking. Surprisingly, that didn’t work.


Have you ever seen anyone look more nervous. I was late so I can’t really blame him.

I walked down the aisle to ‘Here Comes The Sun’ by The Beatles. Hearing that song now makes my stomach flip over like I’m going to horf everywhere. But in a good way?

This was after we side-eyed the guests when the registrar asked if anyone had any reason why we shouldn’t get married!

Aaron was so stressed his hands swelled up which meant his ring would not go on!

Anyone who knows me knows I’m a Big Crier. And I mean BIG. I cry at everything. So it was a huge surprise to everyone that this was the first tear of the day, and it was only a little one. PROUDFACE.

OBLIGATORY SOPPY SHOTS.




And that’s it for the ceremony. I didn’t fall over or faint or weep loudly throughout the entire thing which was impressive I think!
On Saturday I will post the photos from the speeches which involve a lot of laughing, cringing and me with my head in my hands. I hope you’re enjoying these blog posts, it’s lovely for me to relive the day and I wanted to share as much of the day as I could with you all as so many of you have followed our relationship on Twitter and been very supportive over the past 3 years. So thank you!
Lex

Our wedding: the ceremony

This is the second post in the blog series I’m doing on our wedding. Yesterday I did a Wedding Get Ready With Me which you can find HERE.

Today is all about the ceremony. A bit of background to the venue we chose first…

We picked the Royal York hotel as it was very convenient for guests to get to (being right next to the train station) while also being one of the most beautiful buildings I’ve ever seen. We had looked at a lot of venues and hadn’t felt the little shiver of excitement…until we saw The Royal York. I emailed my mum saying ‘This is THE venue, do you like it…also it rings a bell for me, was I christened here?’ to which she replied saying ‘No, that’s where your dad and I got married!’ FATE. I don’t care if you don’t believe in fate. IT WAS FATE. It was meant to be.

We aren’t particularly religious so decided to have a civil ceremony in the venue to save the faffing around with cars and shuttling people around. We only had a small wedding of about 60 people and decided to have them all at the ceremony as we love them all and wanted them there for the whole thing. We chose two readings from our best friends: Olivia and Jenny read 'I Like You' By Sandol Stoddard Warburg and Dan and Tom read 'Oh The Places You'll Go' By Dr Seuss.

I can practically hear you shouting from here: Enough with the back story, GIVE US PHOTOS!! You asked for it…

My dad kept telling me to stop shaking. Surprisingly, that didn’t work.

Wedding bride and father of the bride

wedding bride and father of the bride

Have you ever seen anyone look more nervous. I was late so I can’t really blame him.

wedding groom

I walked down the aisle to ‘Here Comes The Sun’ by The Beatles. Hearing that song now makes my stomach flip over like I’m going to horf everywhere. But in a good way?

wedding walk down the aisle

This was after we side-eyed the guests when the registrar asked if anyone had any reason why we shouldn’t get married!

wedding bride and groom

Aaron was so stressed his hands swelled up which meant his ring would not go on!

wedding bride and groom

Anyone who knows me knows I’m a Big Crier. And I mean BIG. I cry at everything. So it was a huge surprise to everyone that this was the first tear of the day, and it was only a little one. PROUDFACE.

wedding bride and groom

OBLIGATORY SOPPY SHOTS.

wedding bride and groom kiss

wedding bride and groom

wedding bride and groom

wedding bride and groom

And that’s it for the ceremony. I didn’t fall over or faint or weep loudly throughout the entire thing which was impressive I think!

On Saturday I will post the photos from the speeches which involve a lot of laughing, cringing and me with my head in my hands. I hope you’re enjoying these blog posts, it’s lovely for me to relive the day and I wanted to share as much of the day as I could with you all as so many of you have followed our relationship on Twitter and been very supportive over the past 3 years. So thank you!

Lex

Our wedding: Getting ready
In case you don’t know, I got married on the 8th of June. It was an absolutely beautiful day and we have just got the photos back. There are so many that I’ve had to split the wedding blogs into a few instalments - sorry! This is going to be very photo heavy so I apologise in advance.
The first blog is me getting ready on the morning of the wedding. We decided to hire these particular photographers because they sent two people which meant one could follow me as I got ready and one could follow Aaron. The photographers were On Love And Photography who are based in Manchester and we are so thrilled with the results. They specialise in a reportage style which means there is minimum posing and awkwardness and they just capture the true essence of the day which I love. The photos are so natural and perfectly reflect our day. The photos below are of me getting ready before the wedding, if you want to see Aaron’s getting ready pictures you can have a look at his blog here.
So let’s get going with the photos!
My hair was done by Abi from Bang in York. She was really fun, friendly and my hair was beautiful. I knew I wanted something vintage inspired but not too fussy and this was ideal.

My corset was the Merry Widow from What Katie Did. I have never felt so glamorous in my life (although it did mean my sister had to put my tights on for me as I couldn’t really bend…)

The flowers were from Fiona Hogg who works just outside of York. I gave her a HUGE Pinterest board based on my complete lack of knowledge of flowers and she really went to town. I know I wanted peonies (my favourite) and thistles (to represent the Scottish element to the wedding). These are my Mum’s corsage and my Dad’s boutonniere.

My sister’s hair was also done by Abi from Bang and it was stunning: a loose braid round the back and then waves and curls to the side.

Obviously I was on hand to do my sister’s and mum’s make-up and nails…!


I decided to do my own make-up as I couldn’t find someone I trusted enough to deal with my rosacea. I’m going to do a separate blog on my wedding make-up so keep an eye out for that! It was a very classic winged eye with strong brows and deep red lips.


My sister, Tor, was my maid of honour and my best friend James was my man of honour. Not very traditional but who cares! My sister’s dress was from Coast.

My parents and sister:

My dress was from Elizabeth Avey. It was the first wedding dress I tried on and everything afterwards just looked like a bin bag!
It is based on a vintage pattern, was fully boned, with three layers of petticoat and finished with vintage French lace. I have never felt so beautiful, I want to wear it every single day. Forever. 


My wedding shoes were £20 from Amazon… I used this as a tool to convince Aaron we could definitely afford THE DRESS.




This is the moment they started talking me through the ceremony and I had to sit down as my legs no longer worked. No one tells you about that bit!


My mum’s whole outfit was from Phase Eight and she looked bloody ADORABLE. My dad looks pretty dapper too.

Phew! If you reached the end of this then well done, I applaud your stamina. Have a biscuit.
I’ll be uploading another blog post tomorrow with the ceremony pictures. I did warn you! There are A LOT.
Hope you enjoyed these. The day went by so quickly for me that I just love these pictures because they are my memories. I am still on a total wedding high, sorry if I’m making you want to barf like a spaniel.
Lex

Our wedding: Getting ready

In case you don’t know, I got married on the 8th of June. It was an absolutely beautiful day and we have just got the photos back. There are so many that I’ve had to split the wedding blogs into a few instalments - sorry! This is going to be very photo heavy so I apologise in advance.

The first blog is me getting ready on the morning of the wedding. We decided to hire these particular photographers because they sent two people which meant one could follow me as I got ready and one could follow Aaron. The photographers were On Love And Photography who are based in Manchester and we are so thrilled with the results. They specialise in a reportage style which means there is minimum posing and awkwardness and they just capture the true essence of the day which I love. The photos are so natural and perfectly reflect our day. The photos below are of me getting ready before the wedding, if you want to see Aaron’s getting ready pictures you can have a look at his blog here.

So let’s get going with the photos!

My hair was done by Abi from Bang in York. She was really fun, friendly and my hair was beautiful. I knew I wanted something vintage inspired but not too fussy and this was ideal.

Wedding Hair

My corset was the Merry Widow from What Katie Did. I have never felt so glamorous in my life (although it did mean my sister had to put my tights on for me as I couldn’t really bend…)

What Katie Did corset

The flowers were from Fiona Hogg who works just outside of York. I gave her a HUGE Pinterest board based on my complete lack of knowledge of flowers and she really went to town. I know I wanted peonies (my favourite) and thistles (to represent the Scottish element to the wedding). These are my Mum’s corsage and my Dad’s boutonniere.

Wedding flowers

My sister’s hair was also done by Abi from Bang and it was stunning: a loose braid round the back and then waves and curls to the side.

Maid of honour hair

Obviously I was on hand to do my sister’s and mum’s make-up and nails…!

wedding nails

wedding make up

I decided to do my own make-up as I couldn’t find someone I trusted enough to deal with my rosacea. I’m going to do a separate blog on my wedding make-up so keep an eye out for that! It was a very classic winged eye with strong brows and deep red lips.

Bridal make up

Bridal make up

My sister, Tor, was my maid of honour and my best friend James was my man of honour. Not very traditional but who cares! My sister’s dress was from Coast.

My parents and sister:

Wedding

My dress was from Elizabeth Avey. It was the first wedding dress I tried on and everything afterwards just looked like a bin bag!

It is based on a vintage pattern, was fully boned, with three layers of petticoat and finished with vintage French lace. I have never felt so beautiful, I want to wear it every single day. Forever. 

Wedding dress - Elizabeth Avey

Wedding dress - Elizabeth Avey

My wedding shoes were £20 from Amazon… I used this as a tool to convince Aaron we could definitely afford THE DRESS.

Wedding dress - Elizabeth Avey

Wedding shoes

Wedding dress - elizabeth avey

Wedding dress and bouquet

This is the moment they started talking me through the ceremony and I had to sit down as my legs no longer worked. No one tells you about that bit!

Wedding dress -elizabeth avey

Bride and maid of honour

My mum’s whole outfit was from Phase Eight and she looked bloody ADORABLE. My dad looks pretty dapper too.

Bride and parents

Phew! If you reached the end of this then well done, I applaud your stamina. Have a biscuit.

I’ll be uploading another blog post tomorrow with the ceremony pictures. I did warn you! There are A LOT.

Hope you enjoyed these. The day went by so quickly for me that I just love these pictures because they are my memories. I am still on a total wedding high, sorry if I’m making you want to barf like a spaniel.

Lex

The Sephora haul

The time has come! My Sephora haul arrived and it is GLORIOUS. Also I have purple hair now. SO MUCH EXCITEMENT.

Lex

What’s in my travel make up case?

I recorded a video on the skin care I took with me on the honeymoon to save my skin from dreaded Flight Face. I hope you guys like it!

Lex

MIA

Hello all!

Sorry it’s all a big quiet round here: I’m currently getting married and on my honeymoon! Eeee! I’ll be back soon with lots of pictures and stories for you 👰

Lex

Glitter nail varnish removal tutorial

I get a lot of questions about how to easily remove glitter nail varnish, so I thought I’d do a quick tutorial about it.

Let me know if this was helpful!

Lex

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