Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Stereo Kicks

hullo hullo!

I have been recently catching up on my x factor uk-- despite my attempts to not procrastinate... The internet is too powerful. I am fetched with the band (boyband just sounds insulting) 'Stereo Kicks'. Watch the clip below

Swoon. Swoon. Swoon. They are just asaghsjadkf. Yes I am wading into dangerous waters here but some of them are just too adorably handsome. I wouldn't say I'm in love with the band but I do see their potential.. It hurts to say this but they definitely can sing better than One Direction.. As a retired directioner, it hurts to admit it. But let's be honest. I do agree that some boys (aka Charlie especially.. maybe Jake) needs some voice coaching. But they have potential!

Let's not even talk about Barclay and James <3 <3 <3 No guessing who are my favourites hey? Here's another of their best performances (in my opinion):

I hate how they are coming in the bottom two, because honestly they are good. I think people have a prejudice against them because "There are eight of them! It's ridiculous" and "Their a boyband!". I'll be honest, I had the same attitude when I heard about them.. But if you just give them a chance!!

Let me know what you think. I'm smitten >.<

Tuesday, 28 October 2014


My ballet mates came up with the idea of going on a diet all together for christmas. The first thought that entered my mind was "Diet?? these girls are already stick thin?!". It was slightly maddening and made the girls which were not so thin, a.k.a me, feel self-conscious. I mean we do dance in freaking leotards. Everything, every little bump of fat, is on highlight.

So I considered the diet. It is based around calorie counting. The plan is to consume three meals a day of 600 calories, with allowance of additional fruit and vegetable snacks. In all, 1800 calories should be consumed each day. In my opinion, this quite mild as 1800 is the minimum daily requirement for teenagers. So it is not 'extreme'-- it is quite safe.

Additionally, we are supposed to eat clean during this time so no fast food, candy, sodas and desserts. This will be the most challenging for me. However I do feel that I will benefit from this restriction. Today, the average American consumes 22 teaspoons of added sugar annually; this amounts to 35 kilograms of sugar a year. * This is quite alarming!!!!!

*sigh*... Anyhow I do have some mixed thoughts on this diet... First of all, why are we doing this? To lose weight? To get fit? To have fun?! Personally the reason I would go on this diet would be to lose weight. Let's be honest, it wouldn't hurt to lose a little more (5kgs please?). 

My second doubt was, is 1800 calories enough a day? We dance ballet 4-6 times a week for up to 2.5 hours. Was 1800 calories enough to fuel our energy? I did calculate the amount of calories I needed in a day <<apparently 2900, on days I dance>>. This is a 1100 kcal difference! 0.0^ !!!

My third doubt was that counting calories does not necessarily mean that you are eating healthier or better! I believe in clean eating more than counting calories. I believe in eating as much food as you desire as long as it is natural and healthy, i.e. meat, fruit, vegetables, homemade goods etc.

I was quite skeptical about the diet and did have several discussions with my mum and friends. My mum encouraged me to just try it because she liked the idea of us girls doing something together. I agree, it's nice to do something as a group. I had no doubt we would provide each other support throughout this experiment of sorts. My friends didn't really think it was necessary and didn't understand my motive for this diet. Which to be honest, I skirted around sharing my real reason. For some reason when you say you want to lose weight, hardly anyone is encouraging. Just because I want to lose weight does not mean I am going to become anorexic and starve myself.

*another sigh*

I kept bouncing back and forth between decisions. Should I go on a diet? Should I not? Should I go on a diet? Should I not? I kept going in circles again and again and again..

In the end I decided I would try it out. To see how I would cope.

Currently I am tracking my calories on the app myfitnesspal. There are studies showing that just tracking what you eat everyday helps you lose weight easier. It makes you more conscious of the food you eat, which is never a bad thing. myfitnesspal is easily one of the more audience friendly diet apps. It is also free! Bonus! It hosts a database of millions of food and to log in your entry, you simply have to type which food you eat. myfitnesspal will calculate all the nutritional values for you. I don't need to calculate the amount of calories I ingest everyday, myfitnesspal will calculate it for me.

What surprised me was that the foods I ate on average everyday (before starting the diet), weren't that far off 1800 calories. But maybe this is because I am conscious of what I am eating. Instead of eating some chocolate, I will have a plum. Instead of eating waffles, I will restrain and remind myself that I CAN eat healthy and under 1800 calories!

Regardless of being on a diet or not, I would recommend others to try recording what they eat everyday in myfitnesspal or any other calorie counting app. I was quite astonished to see that my diet consists mainly of carbohydrates!!! Time to eat more veg for me!

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

where is the sun?

It's cold in Finland. And only going to get colder as we near the winter seasons. Oh how I wish I was back in Singapore, to feel the sun embrace me.

At the Marina Bay Sands

One's downfall at Marina Bay Sands

Featuring a friend's shoes from Cotton On.

I am going to apologise for the lack of posts during the last 2 months, but I am also going to be providing worthless excuses. Yes I am busy that is established but I am going to try to update as regularly as possible. However, this might not be as frequent as you and I hope due to my studies and the fact that I have to update 4 other blogs for school (Personal Project, French, Husky News and Music). 

Do teachers really think we have tons of spare time?

Please don't answer that.

Of course they do. Yet they give us an abundance of excuses and reasons why they could not mark our essays/tests/investigations and so forth.

I'm complaining as usual. But isn't that what teenagers do? We complain? Don't we? Or am I the only one. This line reminded me of the line sang by John Lennon in Imagine.

Till next time

Friday, 22 August 2014

nights out

The nights are getting colder in southern Finland, and especially after my summer in Singapore, I am always freezing. Tonight I'm comfortably dressed for the weather in an autumn 'sport' jacket by Mango.

I bought this bright little firecracker in a sale in Stockmann, I can't remember the exact price but it was affordable. I'm wearing a pair of Abercrombie & Fitch jeggings and my god are they comfortable. These are my second purchase EVER in A&F and I have to say they are so worth every dollar. First I have to say that I don't shop at A&F often because gosh the prices are overwhelming like what the hell, how many people can buy a top for €40? And second, they don't have A&F here in Finland, but even if they did I think I would come in more for the extra dose of perfume then to actually buy something... Yes I mean the clothes are gorgeous but they are so expensive!!!! The main reason I bought this pair of heaven was that Abercrombie & Fitch on Orchard Road were having a sale for their denim. I bought these jeggings for only 48 SINGAPORE DOLLARS! That's like dirt cheap, compared to their normal prices of 156 + dollars etc. And have I mentioned how comfy they are? I can sleep in them or even do an arebesque (view picture below!!)

AND can I please mention how the salespeople / models in Abercrombie & Fitch are like perfect and so gorgeous.. To be fair I was disappointed by the boys as no. 1 no shirts were off and 2. they weren't that cute. But the girls? So so so gorgeous and the girls I talked to were very friendly and helpful... AHHHHHHHH As soon as my bestie and I walked out of the store, we straight up, shamelessly declared "We are so going to work there or at least try to one day". Yes I know the whole concept of only pretty people working there is horrible and unfair, but there is something so appealing about the store; perhaps it's the perfume they spray everywhere.

I'm also wearing a pair of classic heels from New Look, just high enough to give me some height but not enough to topple me. To be fair, half the reason I wore heels today was because I knew we were going to be driving to the restaurant >.< hehe.

It's around 8:30 pm in the pictures and you can see the sun setting in the background. 

talk again soon

Saturday, 9 August 2014

school starts and homework begins

Friday was my first proper day of classes at school. At the end of the day, I already had tons of math questions, a presentation to create (all in french mind you) and an advertisement to analyse for homework. (-.-') Now I'm sorry but didn't school just start? Honestly did my teachers get loads of homework as a kid and just want to torture us for revenge? Because it seems like it.

Honestly I am already tired. Of everything. I just want to go to sleep and wake up in Singapore.. Where I can have all the ais kacang and satay to eat. Aiyaiyaiyayai. Eessshhh so sick of school. This holiday has really made me unproductive and lazy... But still. School which has never been a chore, I used to love it, is now the definition of boredom. 

But perhaps it is only boring because classes have just started and we are mostly doing introductions....

We'll see..

Who am I kidding! 

Anyways, I've got to go back to my homework (and personal project brainstorming eurgh)

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

how to be alone

this is possibly (probably) the best video I have ever watched on youtube. And we teenagers of our generation have watched a lot of youtube videos..

How to be alone is a poem written by Tanya Davis.

No summer. do not end.

Hi guys, just to clarify, I started writing this post 4 days ago and just finished this today.

Its the end of summer and the rush to get everything done  before leaving the country has begun. I'm leaving Singapore tomorrow and I still have a list of things to buy (things I need in Finland that are way cheaper here; which I do not think is rare for someone living in Finland-- the land of high tax)...

In my list are

- last minute gifts for my friends
- junk food for my brothers to sell at school (don't ask..)
- 10 (maybe more) boxes of contact lenses for the year..
- a Billabong pencil case
- face cream and/or wash
- Nair wax strips

and of course: the list of food I have to eat

- bean curd beancurd beancurd
- satay
- slurpee (cola and green apple mix)
- bubble tea
- teh tarik, teh halia, tea o limau. the list of tehs continues...
- paper tosei
- egg prata and fish curry
- milo dinosaur

I've been in Singapore for a month and a half and I feel like it's been a week or two at most.. It happens every summer at home. There can be no limit on the amount of time you spend with friends and family... And of course with summer concluding, another of school approaches.

This year at school, I will be in grade 10. This practically means PERSONAL PROJECT in the IB. This whole summer I've been stressing on what topic to base my project around. I'm sorry but the IB can be incredibly dense at times. Honestly you give 15-16 year olds a project to do for an entire year (which you now is fine.. its bearable) but then to not give us any limits or restrictions for the topic?! Like what the freaking heck. A boy last year did his project on "why the freaking owner of Manchester United FC should leave". -.- . I don't know..  Right now I'm just feeling stressed but honestly can't be bothered to think about it. I just want to skype my cousins in Singapore (yes at this point of the blog, I'm in Finland).

It's been really frustrating trying to think of a project topic that
1. I'm passionate about
2. Genuinely interested in
3. and has some substantial facts behind it..

I do not want to do a whole project with no substantial and valid information backing it. Gosh, why oh why do the IB NOT have any restrictions! It's so frustrating. I'm frustrated.

Right now I really can't be bothered with it...

bye. love.

Sunday, 6 July 2014

i am a ungrateful child

i really want a camera

like a proper one.

i am stuck with my crappy iphone, god knows what pixelated piece of glass

yes this is a first world problem rant.

i feel very ungrateful but this still does not make me want a DSLR any less.

which is pretty ambitious as I haven't even owned a point and shoot.

ahhhhh.... longingss..

Saturday, 5 July 2014

this song will save your life

really. I could write this whole blog post thing solely through quotes from THIS SONG WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE by Leila Sales. 

this book did not make me cry and it did have a somewhat (now) stereotypical 'drawn to suicide' main character. but, and this is a huge but-- this novel is not about suicide. like all my other favourite books, this wonderful wonderful book is about life. it is the story of Elise. Elise has a life of a thousands teenagers today. the whole novel is so wonderfully awkward and so real. Many quotes i loved and related to (extracted from goodreads) are pasted down below.

"Sometimes people think they know you. They know a few facts about you, and they piece you together in a way that makes sense to them. And if you don't know yourself very well, you might even believe that they are right. But the truth is, that isn't you. That isn't you at all.”

“I had this feeling suddenly. I get this feeling a lot, but I don’t know if there’s one word for it. It’s not nervous or sad or even lonely. It’s all of that, and then a bit more. The feeling is I don’t belong here. I don’t know how I got here, and I don’t know how long I can stay before everyone else realizes that I am an impostor. I am a fraud. I’ve gotten this feeling nearly everywhere I have ever been in my life. There’s nothing you can do about it except drink some water and hope that it subsides. Or you can leave.” 

“I didn’t know. I feel sometimes like…there are all these rules. Just to be a person. You know? You’re supposed to carry a shoulder bag, not a backpack. You’re supposed to wear headbands, or you’re not supposed to wear headbands. It’s okay to describe yourself as likeable, but it’s not okay to describe yourself as eloquent. You can sit in the front of the school bus, but you can’t sit in the middle. You’re not supposed to be with a boy, even when he wants you to. I didn’t know that. There are so many rules, and they don’t make any sense, and I just can’t learn them all” 

“Tonight the Internet seemed filled with versions of me, like a fun house filled with mirrors. Some of them made me look prettier, and some of them made me look uglier, and some of them chopped me right in half, but none of them were right.” 

“Throughout it all, you are still, always, you: beautiful and bruised, known and unknowable.” 

and i now quote,
“That's the problem with life. You never get enough time to stare at your ceiling and try to figure out what's going on.” 

Monday, 30 June 2014

Summertime Madness

Its summer oh summer... and I've been crap at posting. But I've been in Singapore; the city of sunnies, spaghetti (tops), sunblock, sandals and sweat.

And whilst I've been here, I've been on trips to KL (Kuala Lumpur) and JB (Johor Baru). It's made me realise how handy my toiletry/makeup/accessory roll up bag has been. Like seriously, I don't even have to unpack anything.

I bought this handy little thing in Stockmann Helsinki, Finland because I was in need (or want) of a makeup bag. It is by Duroy and costs around €20. It's no longer listed in Duroy's catalogue, but it might still be sold at Stockmann and other shop outlets... At the time I bought it, I did think it was pricy. I mean come on, I am student with no other income than my allowance. It was a stab in the leg. (I admit, that has to be the worst metaphor ever).
{My own photoshop/picmonkey creation which took a heck of a lot of time to make}

The first compartment holds all the makeup i brought to Singapore. I really minimised it to the essentials... The second contains perfume, brushes, eyelash curlers, tweezes and other gadgets.. The third has my toothpaste, toothbrush, face creams and other random 'junk I think I need but really don't', sorry I meant beauty products. The third holds all my accessories and a spare deodorant. I really am not a big accessory wearer. I just brought some earrings, a few bangles and necklaces with the occasional ring.

This bag has been so convient when travelling. I can just carry it around wherever without having the hassle of digging through a purse. It's organised (many compartments), waterproof, easy to manoeuvre (compact and can be hanged up or rolled up), an affordable price and is quite easy on the eyes...

{Non photoshopped image of the bag when partially rolled up}

Personally I really love this bag and would recommend purchasing it. You are not limited to using it the same way as I do here, you can use it for solely makeup (1:eyes 2:base 3: lips/cheeks 4: brushes) or accessories (1:earrings 2: bracelets 3:necklaces 4:rings) or you can use it for solely toiletries...

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Why you gotta be so rude??

This had been the song of the summer in Singapore. Oh I guarantee it will get stuck in your head.

Rude by Magic! I love the vibes from this song, so raggae, so chill, so beachy, so summer.

Monday, 12 May 2014

Ahhh. Updates in process

So I've been awful at updating this past month. Surprisingly, I've been taking loads of pictures about my 'style' and foods I've been eating but haven't had time to post them :/ Yes I know, bad blogger!

Additionally I know it's no excuse but this past month in school has been a nightmare. Gosh the teachers + the exams right before Summer hols. I feel like tearing my hair out!!! This past week in particular has been chock-a-block. ABRSM Grade 5 Piano exams, Ballet performance where I sprained my ankle during rehearsals (not my finest hour I'll admit), Math test etc. 

So I want to apologise for procrastinating and getting everything yet nothing done. I don't know about you guys, but does anyone else complete all the small 'easy-to-do' homework tasks first to feel like they've actually accomplished something, then move on to the harder assignments? Honestly that is my life. I'll write out a list of stuff I have to do just so I can tick it afterwards and feel accomplished >.<"

Anyways, to the point of this post (there is actually no specific point..) I've just been really searching for some good music that I personally enjoy that is not pop. In my pre-teen years I was obsessed with pop and looking back I had a pretty awful taste in music. After loads of time spent searching spotify and rookiemag playlists, I have finally assembled a playlist of music that I really enjoy.

I'm not sure that we will have the same taste or if you will even enjoy the following music, but I do and would like to share it with y'all:

Mardy Bum by Artic Monkeys (who are the bomb dot com. Honestly how had I not discovered them earlier)

Shake Me Down by Cage The Elephant (love love this song. this is my chill out song)

Someday by The Strokes

Where is my mind by Pixies (One of my absolute favourites)

Crocodile Rock by Elton John (the odd one out in this list but still so ah-may-zing. Trust me it grows on you!!)

Listen and dive into the music. Submerge yourself. 

Is anyone actually reading this? *shrug

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Pro. Crastination.

Hi hi hi hi.

I'm feeling really pumped up today which is surprising because I just came back from ballet practice + rehearsal + doing some weird sprints. So physically I should be exhausted. I should also be practicing the piano right now but I'm typing this post and eating M&S welsh cakes. Yummy. That right there my friends is an example of procrastination. 

I'd like to think I'm organised, but is that the truth?

i don't know, how do you measure someones' organisation? Idk, but i do know that I love keeping a planner and making schedules for myself and in that sense I am organised. However I don't necessarily follow them 100% of the time. Make it 80%. Perhaps 70% is more accurate. I of course have days where I just CAN'T BE BOTHERED and can everyone (uhm mum) just GET OFF MY BACK!!!! Everyone has those days (quote Hannah Montana ^.^ ) and its alright to feel like that. Especially in my life, I am constantly busy and on a schedule. I do ballet 6 times a week and get home around 9. Now add the massive amount of homework / assignments / tests we get everyday. And then, I have to practice the piano for about an hour. Gr8t life.

But to be honest, I do have a great life. There are people that have it so much worse than me. Even though I collapse into my bed almost everyday, I really love what I do! I think some times I take these things for granted and I really need to step back once in a while and just be grateful. (Yes I just ooze of cheese).

BACK on topic, I want to say that I am an extremely busy person and it is kind off necessary for me to be organised. Yes being organised is already in my nature, but I do have to make an effort everyday to balance everything. I just want to say that if you do know that you put the pro in procrastinate, I have the single most important tip for you. That actually works.. That'll be €15.99 folks. [I'm just joking around].

SO the tip is to delete all distractions. I am not even kidding. Very simple and quite obvious. If you know that you get distracted by apps on your phone or them constantly buzzing, either silent the notifications or delete the app. This is what I did (and no my mum did not force me, I actually came up with the idea) and I deleted twitter, facebook and instagram of my phone. I'm not asking you to delete your account, but just to delete the app. I found that I hardly went on these platforms on my laptop and just on my phone. I didn't actually "want" to go on the app, but just went on them because I needed a distraction. 

This same rule can apply to people. Honestly if you know that you have a friend that constantly distracts you why are you even studying with them. They might be great fun but at the end of the day don't lie to yourself by thinking you are honestly going to get any work done. I know that I don't study well with others and so I be honest and study by myself (like a loner). Yes it might not be as "fun" but you're there to get a job done. I think you shouldn't try to kid yourself. You are the only one who knows your body + mind and how it best works.

Okay so thats it I guess. Here's a song that I found that gets quite annoying some times but is great for your procrastination moments.

I wish that I was one of those bloggers with seriously cool pictures, but that's not the case with me. I am sorry. I'm working on it. 

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Online Love

This is going to be a quick post as I really have to study for my science test tomorrow :/.

Cyber bullying is a topic everyone should be familiar with. Yet we are still victors and victims to it. Why?

Many have the misconception that cyber bullying is "trolling" or "hacking" someone. And yes, they are forms of cyber bullying. But there are also other minor forms that we see every time we log on to social media platforms. They are the "you're so ugly ahha just jk" and "you pig" and "ahaha wtf ur so weird" and "ahah you retard lol". Let's make things clear, adding a :) or jk or lol or ahhaahah DOES NOT make your comment any nicer.

I was thinking about this, and actually grew quite frustrated. This frustration actually motivated me to make some posters. Yes, weird connection but call it my "therapy".

You can see how my rant and my poster relate to each other.

Another poster I made is this beautiful one below. 

How gorgeous. It's my punch of a message wrapped up with a bow. I love how everything is clean and minimalist, a style I've been using in my artworks recently. 

This probably does not qualify as a proper blog post, but I really wanted to share my current thoughts. If anyone is reading...

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Our Faults

I come with a few ramblings and never ending thoughts and many quotes. I am one of the many, many teenagers on this planet we call earth. I am also one of the many teenagers who has read 'The Fault in our Stars' by John Green. The master of the universe. No, I kid. Just the brilliant author who captures unfathomable emotions and expresses them with his pen. His sword. In hope to not come across as a another shallow girl stuffing her blog with as many complex words as possible, I shall stop.

The Fault in our Stars is one of my special books. I do not have 'favourite' books, I have 'special' books.

Favourite (adj) by definition is, "preferred to all others of the same kind". Now ask any avid reader, are books all the same? If you are contemplating an answer other than no, .... . Please go read a book.

Continuing, my 'special' books are those which have touched me in a way that is indescribable. Books which provoke unfathomable emotions and thoughts. Books which really let me dig deeper into this life we call 'life' and into myself.

Reading The Fault in our Stars again (I feel unjust if I simply call it 'book'), I come across some of my favourite quotes.

If you have not read or completed reading The Fault in our Stars, I advise to stop reading this blog now and get on to reading only one of the greatest books for all teens. Now these quotes below are in no particular order. Continue.

“Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book. And then there are books like An Imperial Affliction, which you can't tell people about, books so special and rare and yours that advertising your affection feels like betrayal” ” 

“I'm in love with you," he said quietly. 
"Augustus," I said.
"I am," he said. He was staring at me, and I could see the corners of his eyes crinkling. "I'm in love with you, and I'm not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. I'm in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we're all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we'll ever have, and I am in love with you.” 

“The pleasure of remembering had been taken from me, because there was no longer anyone to remember with. It felt like losing your co-rememberer meant losing the memory itself, as if the things we'd done were less real and important than they had been hours before.” 

These are my three extracts that I want to share and bring to attention. I get chills and heartache when I read these extracts. To everyone who has read this book, I hope you get them too. How glorious this pain and emotion from "merely" a book can feel. And how I wish I had a relationship like Hazel and Augustus do. Oh the problems of a hopeless romantic..

Here is a song by Stereophonics that I think captures the emotions from The Fault in our Stars. Keep in mind not the video, the s o n g. Well I don't know, I just really like this song. It might have no connection or all the connection. But it is a good song.

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

No Shade in that Beauty

Lupita Nyong'o is an actress on everyone's sights. She stars in '12 Years A Slave', winner of the best picture in the Oscars. I personally haven't seen it myself, but I have added it to my long list of 'must-see movies'.

In the video below, she speaks of beauty. She speaks of her personal struggles and thoughts from her adolescent years. She speaks of how beauty is not based on the colour of one's skin, as the media suggests.

Struggling with the colour of your skin is what I identify with, and I truly find her speech to be inspiring. And very relatable. I hope that everyone, not only girls struggling with their race or 'colour', listens to Lupita's speech.

And as Lupita says, "I hope that you will feel the validation of your external beauty, but also get to the deeper business of being beautiful inside, and that there is no shade in that beauty" 

Saturday, 22 February 2014

Ways to wear blood red

Personally, deep dark blood red is always in. It is one of the classiest colours behind ivory black. I always associate ivory black with Chanel (queen of makeup and all things fashion) and of course, Audrey Hepburn. To me donning a plain little black dress, a pair of heels with hardly anything else, very minimalistic, is perfect. Especially now in 2014 where fashion is taken overboard and has so many things happening at once, I think minimalism is key to a flawless appearance.
Blood red has always been prominent in fashion and beauty. It has been the colour of our painted lips for centuries. But there are other ways to incorporate it into our wardrobe.

1. Sandal Box-Heels
I recently purchased this gorgeous pair of heels (ugh I just want to kiss them!!) from Zara on sale for €14.99 !! Great deal! This year I've all been about very "old style looking" shoes (much to my mum's horror) and of course heeled sandals are gorgeous. These heels are my definition of 'drop dead' gorgeous. They are blood red and wearing them will give you the confidence to 'kill'. Below are the pictures I took in basically every angle. I took the images in both flash and non flash to show the colour and patent leather shiny-ish texture.


2. Sleek Handbag
This bag was a gift from my dearest mom and I am in love with it. As much as I love it, I am having difficulty thinking of places to wear it to. It is Kate Spade and is definitely a going out bag and little ole me do not go out to swanky galas, party's and wherever else often. The colour of the bag is still blood red however, a little on the bright 'fire engine' side.

3. Gem Acessories
I have a beautiful necklace given to me as a gift from my aunt which I have been wearing a lot lately. The chain is gold and a medium length and there is a dark ruby gem with white crystals surrounding it. The images of it are pretty crap, which I do apologise for. I tried taking images of the gem with and without flash but neither were capturing the colour perfectly. Granted it was an iphone camera, which aren't the best...

4. Nails
The fourth very subtle and very glamorous way to wear blood red is on your nails. I recently bought the most beautiful nail polish colour from Kiko (Make Up by Milano). The shade is 226 - Rouge noir (which means red black). Yes it is on the dark side of red but I still consider it as a blood red. To me looking at it (it is on my nails right now), it looks so very chic. It just reminds me of Chanel. It is quite dark, almost a black as the name suggests, but there is still a hint of red. Again the images (and lightly) are poor quality so I have attached a screenshot of the colour from Kiko's website below.


I will always consider blood red to be the sexiest and most glamorous colour and girl (or woman) can wear. The colour is to die for and makes everything look so much posh-er and chic. To me this colour just screams confidence and can really empower someone. I love this colour and as I have shown, there are quite a few ways to incorporate it in your wardrobe to make a statement-- bold or subtle.