Thursday Loves
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Happy HOLIDAYS! This time of year will never get old for me – I LOVE it. I always have my very own tree in my room and decorate it with my many decorations I’ve been collecting for years – however this year I was given a new addition.. the most important addition to a tree in fact. The ANGEL. My mum surprised me with this amazing Alice & Olivia bespoke Angel tree topper. She’s more like an actual doll than just a decoration. And she’s SO CHIC. She’s definitely something I will be keeping forever and putting on my tree for the rest of my life. Links to purchase her are on this page.

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…And thennnnnn I went christmas shopping in Oxford and may have bought a little something for myself as a Christmas gift of course. Absolutely fell in love with these Gucci silver boots. SO 60s! 
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Hey, hey guys! This is my Christmas beauty buy post – basically all the products Santa should be putting in your stocking this Christmas OR more importantly putting in others’ stockings. Too early? These products are bound to sell out once it gets closer so I’ve done an early’ish post so you have loads of time to tell Santa what you’re loving. Or even purchase yourself. Click on the widgets to put the items or follow the links.

Toni&Guy X Matthew Williamson Glamour Washbag

beauty8This is so perfect for any fashionista who also loves to look after their hair! A collab made in heaven with two amazing brands – Toni&Guy and British MAJOR designer Matthew Williamson. I’m so in love with the design of the washbag by Matthew Williamson – and everyone gets a new washbag for Christmas right? It’s almost too nice to store your shampoos in. And lets talk about the shampoos – I’m actually using these myself and they are working wonders. They smell amazing too. The 3D volumiser that comes with this is one of my faves – a product that actually works and doesn’t leave a sticky build up. Will talk more about that product in a bit… stay tuned…

You can purchase this washbag right here… just click right here… yep

 

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette

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So This is officially my most favourite product to ever be made. And that’s a statement coming from me. I own A LOT of eyeshadow palettes and this not only has all the perfect colours, pigment and longevity to stay on your eys but the shadows SMELL LIKE CHOCOLATE. This product has been on the market for a while and for some reason I detained myself from buying it until now as I thought the whole thing was just a marketing ploy and it wouldn’t actually smell like chocolate… but it truly does and even if it didn’t I would still purchase anyway as the shadows themselves are fabulous; they never fall. The packing itself is simply genius. A definite christmas must have for the makeup and chocolate lover… or even just makeup lover!
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Vita Liberata TRYSTAL MINERALS Bronzerbeauty1As most girls who like to tan themselves know – Vita Liberata is up there with the luxury tanning brands. Their products are great and this one is the worlds first self-tanning bronzer. In simple terms – it’s a normal bronzer that you use to tan/contour your face after applying your foundation or moisturizer BUT the tan actully stays for 3-7 days. Pretty cool huh? It’s a great gift and you should definitely try this out.

 

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The perfect stocking filler! This limited edition Christmas set contains three mini nail varnishes in limited edition berry hues. The perfect festive colours and comes in adorable packaging. beauty5

 

Toni&Guy X Sophia Webster Limited Edition 3D Volumiser 
beauty9This is ANOTHER AWEEESOME collab from Toni&Guy with British Shoe designer Sophia Webster (I see their Brit pattern!). Sophia Webster is one of my fave designers at the moment so this particularly excited me – especially with the gorgeous packaging designed by her. Following on from what I was talking about in my first post – this is a larger edition (and Sophia Webster edition) of the 3D volumiser which I LOVE LOVE LOVE. It is honestly my go-to product. It gives you a volumised look without the horrible sticky-texture that comes with most of the ‘volumiser/spray’ products. Purchase here 

Hydraluron Moisturiser and Nanoblur 
beauty4So this is probably one of the most exciting products I’ve recieved all year. Nanoblur is a prouct said to make you look 10 years younger. It is recommended for those of the ‘selfie era’ to achieve flawless skin in pictures without the photoshop. This product doesn’t ‘remove your wrinkles’ as such but provides superficial coverage of skin imperfections – basically giving the opitcal illusion that your imperfections have been improved. When I first tried this – I tested it out on my hand and I was completely amazed. There was a clear section of my hand that was SO smooth and flawless compared to the rest. And obviously when I used it on my face there were no disappointments – It clearly works. The perfect christmas pressie for any selfie lover. And lets not forget the Hydraluron moisturiser from the same lab. It is honestly one of the best moisturisers i’ve ever used and I find it so hard to find an afforable moisturiser that genuinely replenishes your skin and takes away all dryness.

Purchase Nanoblur here 

Purchase Hydraluron Moisture booster

 

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This is SOOOO COOL. I actually love Topshop makeup – they’ve released some of my best beauty products and this is another cool idea from them. Forget ombre hair, it’s all about the ombre lip these days! You put the colours on together to create a bold look. As this lip is such a statement, minimal makeup goes perfect to achieve the fashion look. Affordable and clever. A thoughtful Christmas stocking filler!
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Sleek Precious Metals Highlighting Palette beauty10I picked this palette up in my goodie bag at the Sleek party and it is INCRED. These colours are from the ‘Midas Touch’ limited edition palette. It comes with three baked powders and one luxurious cream – filled with blue, silver, pearl and baby pink tones. Gives you the PRINCESS look for the whole body. You can use it on the eyes, face, chest, legs.  The colours are so different from any palette I’ve seen. Sleek is one of the cheapest makeup brands on the market but their products are some of the best. You NEED to buy this stunning highlighting set. Like seriously. It will give you a completely different look.

Purchase right here… click, click, click

Sleek are also doing these Christmas crackers with a surprise inside… super festive and cute!

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First of all I’d just like to say a massive thanks to one of my fans Emelene Kennedy for the cutest artwork of me in some of the outfits featured on this site and my instagram (@betsy_oty). You are truly talented!

photoMoving on – this is a post I’ve always wanted to do! I wanted to share with you some items in my wardrobe that I treasure.  I had a lot of fun doing a personal photo-shoot with these lovely pieces – they were great models! (haha)reupload3reup4Moschino Biker Bag


fave2fave3fave1Gucci Platfoms

fave8Betty Boop Vintage Jacket – Beyond Retro

fave5REUPLOADMarc Jacobs Playsuit

fave14fave15This jacket is particular special to me as I actually hand painted and embellished it with studs and glitter.

fave20fave19My beloved Chanel Boy Bag – I spent years saving up for this and finally purchased on my 18th birthday.

fave10fave11I found these vintage ‘TWINS’ boxer shorts in a vintage factory in West London and I CANNOT to wear them one day. I think they deserve a stage appearance. 

fave13fave12This is probably top of my favourite clothing items ever owned. I searched high and low for one of these for years and finally brought it from a private seller. I love it so much that I wore it for my first music video with Only The Young for our debut single ‘I Do’. 

fave16fave17Jeffrey Campbell lace up shoes. A firm favourite for years. Have had many appearances including my judges houses TV appearance. 

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Uber have teamed up with ‘its Thursday Tho?’ and given all my followers a special promo code so you can get £15 off your journey. SUPER useful – UBER is always my go-to taxi service to get me about. And this code will deffo save you some dolla/even give you free journey! For those that don’t know about UBER – it’s safe, stylish and easy. All you have to do is download the UBER app, sign up, put your promo code in and order your car from where ever you are. No phone calls – all of it is done on the app service with an automatic map that locates your exact location. You receive a picture of the driver with the exact time of arrival and a tracker.  Make sure you use it fast whilst its up and share with your friends and family – they’ll love you for it! And even if you aren’t needing a taxi anytime soon – just make your account and put the promo code in so you wont forget and you’re all ready to go next time you need a taxi!IMG_4991

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You girls are forever asking for makeup tips, tutorials and products i’m loving .. so this week i’ve put together a whole page of products that make up my regular my day-to-day look with direct links to purchase straight away. EASY! I have obviously scoured the cheapest websites for these products too. Hover your mouse across the names of the products and tap dattt

With a completely clean base, I use Mac Prep & Prime natural radiance base in radiant yellow  to prep my face ..
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Using my Real Techniques foundation brush – (I recommend buying the set, as i use all of them!) I then put on my favourite foundation Nars sheer Glow – Santa Fe 0607845060451

As for my eyes.. I love a smokey eye but dark smokey can be a bit heavy for day to day so I keep the smoke but lighten it up a bit with Mac mineralize eye shadow in harvests of greensmac_harvestofgreens001

Here’s one of my favourite products ever! – the Tom ford contouring shade and illuminate set gives you the cheekbones of a Kardashian. Literally the best contouring kit on the market. Creamy, easy to apply and lasts all day! Gives a very sharp look.450-3001058-SHADEILLUMINATE_INTENSITYONE_M

This may seem odd but I put my Mac select moisture colour concealer after I’ve done everything else on my face. It picks up loose eyeshadow and tidies everything up afterwards. The actual concealer itself is lightweight but has amazing coverage.mac-select-moisture-cover-concealer

Eyebrows on fleeeeek using Self propelling Mac brow pen in lingering (no sharpeners necessary!). Always a sharp tip and I use this product to extend my brows. Making your brows that little bit longer makes a huge difference flattering your face.773602023318

After using the brow pen I go over my brows with Benefit ‘gimme brow’ gel .. this product has CHANGED my life! Shoutout to Benefit for actually sending this to me and changing the game. The brow gel gives you that wet look and defines them to a T.. Benefit-Gimme-Brow

One of my favourite makeup brands of all time is Charlotte Tilbury. Uber classy. I’m always using the Charlotte Tilbury lip liner .. glides on your lips making the tricky job of applying lip liner that bit easier.455-3003231-LIPCHEAT_BADROMANCE_M

After I’ve applied my liner I then dab on Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G lipstick .. little bit glossier than normal nude lipsticks which makes your lips plumper.charlotte-tilbury-lipstick

And of course, I coat my lashes in Benefit ‘They’re Real!’ mascara .. I mean, who doesn’t these days?!benefit-theyre-real-mascara

Although I use the mac smokey shadows day to day.. I need to mention an eyeshadow I recently discovered. I wear it on stage as it’s very special but I will let you all in on the secret. Being a makeup snob, I never usually venture out of my brands but I was drawn to the makeup stand in Topshop when I saw this Rose Gold shadow in the distance. You NEED to purchase Topshop glow ‘shuffle the cards’ eye shadow .. it’s iridescent (a wide spread of glowing colours and changes in different lights). It is incredible and I would marry it off if it was a human.20E01FROS_normal

Hope you enjoyed this slightly different non-fashion-related post… If you liked this I might just upload a makeup tutorial ;).. keep posted.

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So here’s a collab made in handbag heaven. The quirky Viv Westwood ( yes – we’re on Viv terms now) has paired up with sensible Cambridge Satchel Company and made a lovechild in the form of a bag. Well.. a few bags – and they are AMAZING! I was lucky enough to pick out my own one before they were released and I just couldn’t resist the miniature, coral, squiggle design satchel. Who WOULDN’T want a miniature satchel!? It’s so cute. Here’s some on-the-go iphone snaps of the bubba.. (I’m on the road and didn’t bring my badboy camera with me). Expect some more blog posts with more of these timeless satchels and check out some more designs that i’m loving along with links of where to purchase at the bottom of this post!IMG_0068How polite of my nails to match the bag eh?

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Click here to purchase!

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‘Scuse my insta-quality pics but i’m on tour and couldn’t fit the proper blogger camera in my case! Now i’m not usually a t-shirt kinda girl but I seem to be loving the slogan tees at the mo.. by the looks of my camera roll. These are a couple i’ve been rockin’ this week.. the Lionel Richie one being a clear winner in my eyes.

You can buy these exact looks at the bottom of the page! And i’ve also attached some other tee’s i’m loving.

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My Johnny + Winona forever tee is from a boutique called London Loves LA

Some other slogan tees that i’m loving!

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