Saturday, 22 March 2014

Bows Of Style - First Birthday


Hello again my Stylish Bows. Today is my blogs first birthday and of course I took to twitter for inspiration for a celebratory post. I had so many amazing ideas, so thank you all for your feedback. I decided to do a post all about what I have learnt in my first year of blogging. Here's my list:

1) Eyeliner. I finally learnt how to apply both liquid and gel liner, something that always used to go terribly wrong.

2) It doesn't matter what people think of you. I never really realised this until I joined the amazing blogging community and found so many people who felt judged by society, Just like me. I've definitely grown in confidence since starting my blog, your lovely comments have a lot to do with that, so thank you.

3) Photography. I never really thought much about photography before starting my blog, but have really gotten into it through taking photos of products. I am now totally in love with capturing moments with my SLR camera, good or bad I love them all.

4) The internet is HUGE. This might sound a bit stupid, but I never realised how big the internet was and what it could offer. There are so many bloggers, youtubers etc. that have made careers through the internet and my mind is permanently blown by this. 

5) Red lipstick is the best pick-me-up. As I have grown in confidence in the last year, I have finally started venturing outside sporting a red lip. Whenever I am set to have a generally boring/dreary/depressing day I will apply a red lip and suddenly the world has a little bit more colour again.

Well that's it from me. Thank you all for reading this and supporting my blog.
xxx
Miss Bows


Friday, 21 March 2014

Photography quote #2


Hello again my Stylish Bows. Today I just wanted to share with you all a photography quote I created, I wrote the quote myself so I would love to know what you all think and hear any suggestions for future quotes or improvements. 

This quote could mean different things to different people, so I would love to hear how you interpret it. I have already shown it to a few people and they mostly said it was about love but 1 said it reminded them of a best friend. Tell me what you think in the comments.
xxx
Miss Bows

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

This or That Tag


Hello again my Stylish Bows, Today's post is another tag that I saw StilaBabe09 do on her YouTube channel. I have slightly changed one or two of the questions and taken some out because they were aimed at America rather than the UK. Enjoy.

Makeup

Blush or Bronzer - Blush
Lip Gloss or Lipstick - Lipstick
Eyeliner or Mascara - Mascara
Foundation or Concealer - Concealer
Neutral or Colour eye shadow - Neutral
Pressed or loose eye shadow - Pressed
Brushes or Sponges - Brushes

Nails

OPI or China Glaze - OPI. I loved their Modern Family Collection
Long or Short - Short
Acrylic or Natural - Natural
Brights or Darks - Depends on the season. Right now I'm loving pastels.
Flower or no Flower - No Flower

Body

Perfume or Body Splash - Perfume
Lotion or Body Butter -  Body Butter
Body Wash or Soap - Body Wash
Lush or other bath company -  Lush

Fashion

Jeans or Sweat Pants - Jeans. Always skinny jeans.
Long Sleeve or Short - Depends on the season.
Dresses or Skirts - Usually dresses.
Stripes or Plaid - Stripes
Flip Flops or Sandals - Sandals
Scarves or Hats - Hats
Studs or Dangly Earrings - Studs
Necklaces or Bracelets - Necklaces. I usually like to wear them peeking out of collars.
Heels or Flats - Flats
Cowboy or Riding Boots - Combat Boots (yep I'm breaking the rules)
Jacket or Hoodie - Jacket
Abercrombie or Hollister - I actually prefer Gilly Hicks
Topshop or Primark - Topshop. That was probably the hardest question for me.

Hair

Curly or Straight- Curly, but I usually prefer waves.
Bun or Ponytail - Ponytail with straightened hair.
Bobby Pins or Butterfly Clips - Bobby pins
Hair Spray or Gel - Spray
Long or Short - Long
Light or Dark - Medium.If not medium then dark.
Side swept bangs or Full Bangs - Full, I love my full bangs.
Up or Down - Down

Random

Rain or Shine - Shine
Summer or Winter - Winter
Autumn or Spring - Spring
Chocolate or Vanilla - Chocolate. Vanilla often makes me feel either sick or tired.

I hope you enjoyed this post. I'd love to see you do it too.
xxx
Miss Bows

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

OOTD - March in Pink


Hello again my Stylish Bows. Today I have a kind-of-not-really OOTD for you. I didn't have time to take a proper set of OOTD photos so this is it. Sorry. 

Pink Flowy Shorts - Miss Selfridge (petite)
Stripy tee - Primark
Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Perfume
NARS Mata Hari blush
L'oreal slim Liner liquid liner
MAC Girl about town lipstick
Watch Necklace - NEC Clothes Show Live

I am really loving these flowy shorts at the moment. They are definitely going to be a Spring staple. I love to wear them with frilly socks on a warm day and with tights on the colder days. I also have a pair of black and white polka dot ones from Primark which I love. Another combo I have been loving lately is a thin winged eye-liner and bright lips.
XXX
Miss Bows