Thursday, 28 May 2015

What's on my face?

I thought I'd share a make up look I've been enjoying recently. I'm no expert at make up, and I'm sure many girls (or guys) could achieve something a million times better, but I've been enjoying this look nonetheless.

Products used:

  Kiko Universal Fit Hydrating Foundation in the shade 02  Light Rose
Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer in the shade Ivory
Bourjois Healthy Balance Power in the shade Vanille


 Urban Decay Naked Palette (shades Half Baked and Smog)
Clinique Lash Curlers 

Benefit Brow Zings in the shade Light
Maybelline Brow Drama in the shade Medium Brown 

Chanel Rogue Allure Velvet Lipstick in the shade 38 La Fascinate

Here's the finished look:

I'd love to hear what you think! I hope you like it :)
I have linked everything I could find in case you're interested in any of the products I have used.



Monday, 25 May 2015

Paper Towns by John Green

As I wanted a easy holiday read I decided to pick up Paper Towns by John Green, which I'm sure you have all heard of by now.

John Green novels seem to be loved by the world, and with good reason I believe too. John Green has the ability write ordinary emotions in a beautiful way, making the characters in the book completely relatable yet in some ways they also seem quite remarkable. The character have a balance of being so ordinary, however still really something.

The story of Paper Towns is based around a guy who's in high school, who has grown apart from his neighbour Margo as they have grown up, however he still has one of those forever growing crushes on her teens tend to get, so when she turns up at his window for a late night adventure they have the most amazing time, and then being the mysterious character Margo is, she then disappears the following day, Quentin, the main character then makes it his mission to find her - and that's all I'm going to say on the storyline so that I do not give too much away.

What I found with this book, along with other John Green books I've read is that, it was necessarily the storyline which got me hooked, more the thought provoking style of writing and the intriguing characters. I sure more of you have heard by now, that the film of Paper Towns is due to come out soon, and the lady with perfect eyebrows, who seems to be everywhere and loved everyone Cara Delevingne is playing the role of Margo. I read the book knowing this, and found myself picturing Cara as Margo - I know this can sometimes ruin as character, if you begin to see them as someone else - however from reading the book this seems like the most perfect casting. Picturing Cara playing Margo made the character for me, I just hope the film does not disappoint!

What I loved about this book is that I found it to be one of those stories I could not stop thinking about once I finished reading it. I've heard a lot of people say they were disappointed with the ending, I, however loved the ending,  I felt that was what made the story stay with me once I closed the book. The book was an easy read, however I hate to say it- some small parts were a little boring and possibly not really needed. I enoyed the book, however I went into reading it with high expectations which made the book slightly disappointing - only because it wasn't my favourite John Green novel I've read, and it didn't quite leave me with the same feeling as Looking for Alaska.

If you're looking for something new to read I would definitely recommend picking this book up - however as I've said, it's not the my favourite John Green book, yet it's enjoyable nonetheless.

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Life Through Instagram Filters...

Like many, I am instagram obsessed and so I thought I'd share some of my recent Instagram snaps on here. 

♥ "You can't fail, if you don't give up ♥ India Ladies, Pretty Clothes ♥ Breakfast ♥ Scrapbook ♥ May ♥ Daisy ♥ Beautiful Temple ♥ Double Trouble ♥ Painted Lady ♥ Custom Made Top ♥ Holiday Preparation ♥ "Dreams Don't Work Unless You Do" 

 ♥ Pretty Indian Lady ♥ Tinks ♥ New Playsuit ♥ Matt & Rose ♥ The Best Notebook ♥ Sleeping Tinks ♥ Rainbow Cake ♥ Cutest Jewellery Stand ♥ Matt playing in water ♥ Beautiful Day ♥ Bits from India 

If you want to see more, follow my instagram @chloehayfs 
I hope you've enjoyed looking through some of my pictures!

Love Chloe

Monday, 11 May 2015

Made to Measure

While I was on holiday we went to a tailor and where I had this beautiful, colourful t-shirt made.
As I got it in India I went for a traditional indian top design, which would usually be worn with trousers - however I decided against getting the trouser to as I felt I wouldn't get the wear out of them.

I choose the fabric myself. Considering how many fabrics there were to choose from, it really didn't take me much time to decide on a fabric. I automatically felt drawn to this material because I love all of the vibrant colours.

Once I had chosen the style and fabric I wanted I was then measured, which only took a matter of minutes.  I was asked what length I wanted the hem and arms, so it was made completely to my measurements and chosen lengths.

My friend managed to snap a few shots of me being measured

Once I had my measurements taken, I then paid and left it to the tailors to go their stuff. They then delivered my top (along with everything else everyone from my tour group ordered) within in a couple of hours. Altogether I paid around £16 for this, which I think is incredible, considering in the UK you'd struggle to get a decide t-shirt for that price, let alone a made to measure piece in beautiful fabric.

 As the top is such a statement piece I decided to keep the rest of the outfit simple by just wear black footless tights and black shorts (which are covered by the length of the top, but they are there, promise) and some heel peeptoe shoe boots.

I am a little bit in love with this outfit, especially as I'm the only person with this top!
I'd love to hear what you think of it.


Friday, 8 May 2015

Barry M Blues

As I have a new top which is very colourful (blogpost coming soon!), I decided to be a bit more experimental with my nail polish to match. I'm the first admit I'm not the greatest at painting my nails, however I like to try.

Here I used three different blues all from Barry M, in the shades 291 Cobalt Blue,  294 Cyan Blue, 340 Aqua Glitter.

I narrowed it down to three blue colours I liked, and as I couldn't decide which one to go for, I went a little crazy and used all three!
I like to have one nail a different shade, I just think it makes things more interesting, so I went for the Cobalt Blue on my ring fingers.
I then opted for  Cyan Blue all over the rest of my nails, with Aqua Glitter on the cuticle fading upwards to add some sparkle to the look, but hopefully avoiding a over the top trashy glitter look. What do you think?


Thursday, 7 May 2015

The Night Circus - Erin Morgenstein

I can't believe I have waited so long to write a blogpost on this book (although it did get a mention in my March Favourites), I read The Night Circus a while back and have not stopped thinking about it since. I'm going to make a pretty big statement here, I would now say this is my favourite book of all time! That's right, it's even over taking Harry Potter.

So, what is so great about this book? I'll try to explain, please excuse if I'm not very clear - I don't want to give anything away.

The story revolves around those who 'work' in a somewhat magical Night Cirucs. The main character is an illusionist who has been been magically bound to compete with someone else within the Circus. There is an air of mystery to the story as both the reader, and the characters know very little about bizarre competition, however the characters have been bought up being trained to be ready to compete and all that happens within the circus is a result of the competition, in fact the circus is the result of the competition - in simple words the circus is their arena.

The book is full of enchanting characters from the tattooed contortionist, a loved up fortune teller and the red hair twins who have been bought up in the circus, one with ability to read an individuals past, the other with the ability to read the future in star (and adorably called Poppet and Widget).
I'm sure you can tell by now it's all pretty magical set up. The best way I can think to describe the book is by saying it's enchanting. It's one of those books which really allows you to escape into a different world. 
One thing I really loved about this book is that the narrative with set pretty early on, I was hooked within the first chapter, unlike a lot of books where you have to read pretty much half of the story before you feel as though anything has happened. As soon as I picked up this book I struggled to put it down.
There are also lots of different aspects to the story, including some underlying love stories,
I'd definitely recommend this book to anyone with a strong imagination and a open mind.

I personally really loved this book because it felt so magical, yet somehow not unbelievable or childish.
Have you read this book? What did you think?


Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Style Envy.

Recently I haven't felt too happy with my personal style - we all get this once in a while right? The feeling your wardrobe needs a major revamp and your style has became boring, so everyone seems to look a million times better than you, right? or is it just me? Either way I've felt that a lot recently, so I have found myself looking to those whose style I envy for a bit of inspiration.
I thought I'd share some of my style envy with you. Here are just a few celebrity and  big blogger whose wardrobes I have found myself lusting over recently.

These are in no particular order...
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen

I have loved the Olsen twins for the longest time (I have seriously watched Passport to Paris and Billboard Dad far too many times). In my opinion these girls have got there personal style down. They always look so sleek. I love how their style is somehow feminine yet androgynous. 
I'm so happy that they have their own brand Elizabeth and James and I'm definitely going to start saving for a statement piece from the range, maybe I can look as cool as these girls, it's extremely unlikely, but I can try.

Taylor Swift

When did Taylor Swift suddenly get so cool? I mean seriously what happened to the country singer with the curliest hair, singing sad songs into her guitar (not that I didn't love her then too!), she just suddenly so cool, and so well dressed. I love everything I see her wearing! (and I'm also really jealous of her friendship with Ed Sheeran, I mean seriously, can I not just be Taylor already?)

Emma Waston

Emma Watson just has it. She always looks so damn elegant.

Lily Pebbles
I have really found myself admiring Lily Pebbles style recently as I've been shamelessly stalking her social media, which has really surprised me. Lily Style is quite different to mine as I usually go quite a girly look, however Lily has got me wanting to put on my jeans and layer up.

Inthefrow (Victoria)
Another big blogger, Victoria's blog, In the Frow is fast becoming my favourite blog. Victoria style is perfect and she certainly know how to put together an outfit, I'm an so envious of her wardrobe, she seems to have so many beautiful statement pieces.

Beauty Crush (Sammi)
I have recently found myself watching Sammi's youtube channel  almost constantly recent just for the lookbooks. The girl certainly know how to dress herself!

I'd love hear to whose style you adore?
Love Chloe


Tuesday, 5 May 2015

India | Part Five

The last lot of pictures I took while in India...

I hope you've all liked this insight to my India adventure. 
If you want to know more about my trip, feel free to ask.
Chloe x

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