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Okay – so here’s a post I thought I would NEVER do. Ball-gowns, prom dresses?

Now, I’m certainly not your glitz and glam, floor length, diamanté, demure kinda gal. I wore a basic, clean cut, emerald dress from Topshop Unique to my own prom.  The thought of wearing something sparkly and encrusted with diamonds has always cringed me out and screamed ‘tacky’. However, I was forced to try something different last week.

I know what you’re thinking… why are we talking about proms in SEPTEMBER? Well, it was the last episode of my TV series and there was a prom being held at the college. As soon as I was told I had to get a prom dress I thought ‘Great, now’s the time to step out of my comfort zone and try something new!’. I mean – when would I ever get the chance to have a prom again? I wanted to have fun with it and see what it was like to be one of those girls who go dress shopping for the most outrageous dress and for it to be like a scene from ‘Say yes to the dress’.  And as it was going to be on TV – you HAVE to go all out in order for it to be noticed.

Here’s 3 dresses I found on my search to become Prom Queen. Maybe you’re reading this just for fun or even to draw inspiration for your prom next year – it’s never too early to search for the perfect dress.Processed with VSCOcam with g3 preset

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This dress is from Cinderella’s Prom in my hometown of Brighton. This is PURE prom in my opinion but I loved the Chloe vibes it had going on.  Had a real ethereal feel to it and fitted like a glove.

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The next dress is actually from respected Indian designer Rocky Star. Obviously on the more expensive side – Beyonce, and the Pussycat Dolls to name a few has worn Rocky Star pieces. I can’t imagine many people have worn these dresses to proms – more like red carpets.

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I adore the deep split to this dress and encrusted waistline. Definitely a more high fashion option. 

Last up we have iconic prom label – Jovani purchased from Dress 2 Party. With a hefty price tag, prom go-ers still fail to resist these dresses and I can see why. To add to this glamorous look I had the help of amazing make up artist Laura Louise and hair stylist Steph from ZXAAR HAIR. Click their names to be directed to their sites. You may want to book them for your prom next year 😉
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Have you ever seen me so done up? Haha. 

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Click the products to be instantly directed to the site to purchase. These are my genuine everyday products – I feel as though a lot of blogging sites cheat their readers by solely advertising products that they’ve been paid to. I would always want to be honest with you guys and hope these products can be a part of your life. ALSO, just a heads up – A lot of these products are discounted at the moment so grab them whilst you can!

Another part of my beauty regime is my Beauty Box from ‘Look Fantastic’. Every month they send out a box of products worth £65. My last one was the ‘Jet Setter’ box and it’s so useful as you can find out what beauty products actually suit you without splashing out a load of cash on wasted items that end up not working with your skin type. It’s also very exciting when it comes in the post as you never know what’s going to be in the box!11140463-2144392532120434

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Open the book below and shop the items directly by clicking on the photo!

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On Friday evening Casey and I ventured to the coast for our one night holiday at No.5 The Lawn! Being so busy these days – we don’t actually have time to hop on a plane and jet off but this was just as good. If you want to book this yourself, the details are at the bottom of the post. lawn7We were pleasantly greeted by the lovely owners Jude and Mark who showed us to the incredible hideaway. I knew it would be nice but I had no idea it would be as cool as it was. There was an immediate feeling of zen and relaxation with the airy colours and bright open space. If you have me on snapchat (add me by the way! betsyblue) I was definitely showing off as I posted videos popping champagne (kindly given to us by the owners) in my robe in the incredible surroundings. Jude had even put out snacks ready for us too. Everything you need to relax and have a good time is there waiting for you!lawn1lawn2lawn3No.5 The Lawn is actually in Hastings but you could be anywhere in the world as it’s so tucked away and private.lawn17

My favourite feature was actually the pool. It was more like a giant bath as it was hot and had insane waterfall/jacuzzi features. I’m still wrinkly as I spent so much time in there. My other favourite feature was the cinema screen that magically comes out of the ceiling! The entertainment system includes thousands of movies as well and of course there’s an audio system which plays your music all through the house. Frank Ocean seemed to fit the scene for our stay as we played it through the pool.lawn15

The kitchen was cute as ever – not that we cooked in it of course. Pizza was indeed ordered! haha.lawn4lawn5You can slightly see the other hot tub on the patio outside the window!lawn10lawn9The bathroom featured a steamer in the shower!lawn12lawn11The artwork was on point…lawn13

Obviously I enjoyed my evening at No.5 The Lawn but my morning was just as good. We had the most amazing full english breakfast with fresh bread and iced coffee delivered to us at 10:30am on the dot. The night before, you choose from the extensive breakfast menu and write down the time you would like your breakfast. It was DELICIOUS.lawn16  If you want to book – contact Jude directly: 07982845407 but DON’T forget to say that Betsy-Blue recommended you!

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I have been waiting SO long to give you all this post! Here’s the story – my lovely friend ( and coolest person ever) AND mega successful stylist Vix Adams had her bag hand-painted with this insane, wacky, Miley design (haha). It was love at first sight and I needed my Louis bag painted ASAP. I’d been having visions of cowboy illustrations (WAY BEFORE THE JEREMY SCOTT MOSCHINO SHOW MAY I ADD) and knew that’s what I wanted on there. Anyway, Vix hooked me up with the miraculously talented Charlie Sman who painted the incredible design on to my beloved Louis Vuitton bag. AND I HAVE NO REGRETS! This is her website where you can check out her many talents and illustrations. http://charliesman.com – if you want a cool print on a leather jacket, an illustration on your trainers or a special design you want on your handbag then get in touch with her! With Charlie’s quirky ideas and incredibly talented hand – she will paint anything on anything for you! I’ve attached photos of her other work as well as my bag!

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Other examples of Charlie’s work which I LOVE 

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These are just a couple of Charlie’s illustrations – my favourite is Anna Wintour, I NEED it in my home!
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Not only are Charlie’s illustrations to-die-for but her home is also SO KITSCH chic! I just had to take some snaps.

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TALENT AND HOUSE DECOR GOALS MUCH?! 

 

 

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Hey guys. So usually – my makeup tutorials would be exclusive for members ONLY. However, this week I wanted to make this one public for everyone so you can catch a glimpse of what members actually get to see. A lot of people tweet/message me saying that they don’t understand what the membership includes when you sign up. Well this is one of the many GREAT features that you get to see once you sign up for membership.

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Not only do you get to watch my makeup tutorials, but you’ll have access to my ‘Secret Diary’ where I write about personal experiences and stories. Last months diary entry was all about my TRUE experience on the X Factor along with behind the scenes/never before seen videos. This months diary entry is about my personal, in-depth story of being bullied. I also offer advice to you guys that may be experiencing the same thing. There’s also ‘Playlist Of The Month’ where I post covers of my favourite songs EXCLUSIVELY for members. And of course the makeup tutorials. Last months tutorial was showing you guys how I get my day-to-day makeup look. If you sign up now you’ll be able to see last months entries as well as this current months!

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Featuring some of my favourite couples in aid of February 14th! N’aww.

Get some ideas of what you want your partner to get you for the amorous occassion. Or on the contrary, get some ideas of what you wanna buy yourself to impress that special someone…. or your cat. Whatever the situation, it’s an excuse to buy some pretty things! Click on the photos in my gift guide to buy the items directly.

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The day has finally come! I have been working on transforming my successful blog into an app since August and you can NOW download it https://appsto.re/gb/49Mu_.i

Happy to announce I am the first EVER UK fashion blogger to turn my blog into an app. Not only can you access my blog with major ease – my blog will always just be there on your home screen BUT there are brand new features such as a flashy membership section. You can sign up for a special membership which allows you to access locked features such as ‘Makeup Tutorials’, ‘Betsy’s Secret Diary’ (where I talk about personal experiences and issues you may also be facing as well as advice), and the ‘Playlist of The Month’ section where an exclusive music cover will be posted monthly especially for members.  All these sections will be updated monthly along with other exciting features to come. At just £1.50 PM you can have your very own membership and access these features. You can also access the membership on a computer/any device.

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This months ‘membership’ posts include my daily makeup routine on the ‘Makeup Tutorial’ section. In ‘Betsy’s Secret Diary’ I’ve written a book about my true experience of the X Factor where I spill juicy gossip and share all of my never-before-seen behind the scenes videos. And a cover of Taylor Swift’s ‘Wildest Dreams’ is in ‘Playlist of The Month’.

 

Hope to see you all as members! xo