Friday, 23 December 2011

Shopping Haul/ Review

I purchased this jumper from, but it can also be bought in their selected shops. It was full priced at £40. The whole jumper is a midnight blue. The actually jumper's material is: 75% Cotton and 25% Polyester.
The fur collar at the top is a key statement in the product. It is detachable with little buttons (as seen underneath) so is optional to wear it. The fur is not real fur and is made from: 41% Polyester, 31% Acrylic and 28% Modacrylic.  
The washing instructions state the before washing, the collar must be removed and can handle a cool iron, but tumble drying and dry cleaning is advised not too. 
I love this jumper, because it fits really nicely and even though it is quite thin, it keeps me relatively warm. The fur collar is something I love and the reason I bought it because it is different. The colour of the fur is gorgeous and very Autumn. I love dark blue which also another reason I chose the jumper to be a midnight colour. 

This jumper was from a department store, in the Jane Norman section and was on sale at the beginning of November which was the time I bought it. It was €25 reduced from €40. The material of the jumper is 100% Acrylic. The washing instructions state: to wash dark clothes apart, not to bleach and not to tumble dry. Also, to dry flat, iron on the lowest temperature and not to dry clean.
The reason I bought the jumper was not to keep me warm, because as you can see it is not designed for that, but because I have been looking for a jumper with huge holes in for a very long time. I saw one in Top Shop over a year ago and really regret not buying it, so I have been on the look out for a similar one ever since. The jumper is cropped to just below the belly button which is why I would wear a string top underneath other wise it is a little revealing! 

This blouse was purchased at the begging of December in a department store in the Oasis section. It cost €31 in sale reduced from €40. The material it is made from is: 100% Polyester. 
The washing instructions state to only use non-biological detergent when washing and to keep dark clothes apart. When it is still damp reshape and dry flat.
The blouse as a silky top underneath the lace on the body, but the arms are left open. The chest has three simple yet pretty bows which also have buttons behind them to open the blouse.
I am in LOVE with this. The lace is very glamorous and great for going out or an even everyday outfit. I think I might even wear it on Christmas day! Lace has been very in this year, from the royal wedding I think. Her dress was beautiful.

This head bend was bought on with the fur jumper above and costed £6. Inside the headband there is a wire that makes it easy to shape around your head in a position that pleases you. The outside is made from a midnight blue silky material which I find very glamorous and Kate Middleton.  

I had one of these headbands a few months ago but it went missing. I was quite upset about it because they are really handy and comfy to wear because they stay the position you put them in. I chose this material and colour because I adore dark blue and the material is quite different. 

I purchased these earrings at the beginning of December from They cost me a whole £5! I was very happy with this price. The earrings have a big diamond replica in the middle and lots of tiny ones surrounding the big one. 

I was so pleased to see these online because I lost some earrings that look very similar to these. Also, I only seem to wear diamond studs at the moment, which might be a phase. Who knows! They fit really well on my ears unlike some earrings that feel too heavy or feel like they might fall out at any moment. 

This bag was bought in a department store in the Jane Norman section. It cost me €40 at its full price which was at the beginning of November. 

I was really happy with it because it very smart but also quite casual, so I can use it at special events. The little tassled buckle (as seen below) on the front is a really nice touch to the whole bag because it makes it quite funky! I really like the red leathered material because I do not have a bag that is anything like this so it makes a nice change.

monicaalicee xoxo

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

English Countryside

Last summer I went on a day out with the family. We went to a park in the north of England which was on top of a hill. Here are some pictures I snapped of the day. Even though the weather was not that great, the scenery was still beautiful. Just underneath the hill there was a little stream which was full of rocks and pebbles.  

Friday, 25 November 2011

Festive Nails

As Christmas is on its way and all the trees are going up, and the lights have been turned on, I suddenly got really festive! I decided to make my nails look all Christmasy and glittery and sparkly. 

Moi's easy stps to achieve these festive nails;
♥ Varnish one layer of the undercoat colour of your choose. Please note, the colour you chose does matter   as it will be seen threw the glitter coat. If needed, do this step again if you want the colour to be darker.
♥ Once you are satisfied with your colour and how it looks, varnish your top coat. In this case, I used ''Barry M, Red Glitter'', but you can choose whatever colour you like. Recoat as many times as you like because the more coats, the more glitter!
♥ It is not needed, but if you feel safer putting on a protective layer on top, you can. I did not and it looks fine! And there you have it, your festive and glittery nails!

The nail-varnishes I used were; 
 Nail Pain by Barry M, Red Glitter, No. 150.
 Splash and Polish by Missguided, Misscheivous.

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Fairytale Paris

Hello Everyone,
At the beginning of the month I went to Disney Land Paris with my mum for my birthday. I have to say it was a very magical trip. They say Disney Land is like stepping into a fairy tale, and 'they' are correct. You walk in and the main street is lined with shops and cafes selling everything Disney and anything Disney. Just on from the main street is the most spectacular view of all. Sleeping Beauty's castle. 
The funniest part of the day was when, out of the blue, we ended up having lunch with some prinesses and giant mice. It was almost like I was in one of the Disney Films when I walked into the restaurant.There was that magical music in the background, and then the waiters and waitresses where dressed up as servants at the Cinderella Ball. The characters walked round and greeted our tables one by one. 

 Just a little note from me to you, xoxo - M

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Friend's Room Haul: Yummy Smelling things I found

Body&Soul Wellness
Verwohn Body Spray
Grape Fruit and Bergamot Orange
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The smell of the body spray is very mild and fruity. It was not really strong enough to last the whole day which I thought was a shame. It did last over six hours, but then it began to fade. It did however smell very nice, and as it is only €3, which is £1.50, I would definitely get it. I would rate this a ♥♥♡♡ Purely because I didn't find the smell as strong and sweet as it could be. 

 It smells seriously gorgeous and even though at first it feels oily, that passes. There is quite a lot in the tube it comes in. I looked at the Hollister website and saw that it costs $12, which is about £7.50. I don't think that's too bad for the amount you get and the quality, but I would prefer to buy it when it's on sale. It's only available this summer which is a shame, but I can't wait to see their next body cream. I would give this product full marks ♥♥♥♥!

I really love this one as well. It a very spring and fresh sent, and is great for both night outs and casual meetings.  The appearance is really cute and quirky and very Hollister! Just buy looking at at the bottle, it already smells really good. After I put it on, the smell stayed for nearly the whole day, which means it's pretty good quality stuff. Some products you buy only last a few hours, which I find really irritating at the end of the day. Online it said it cost $12 which is £7.50. It's a little pricey, but if it was on sale I wouldn't hesitate to buy it. I would definitely rate this at the top ♥♥♥♥.

The Cacharel Scarlett perfume is very unique. I haven't smelt anything like it before, but definitely in a good way. It very strong, but not in a sweet way, which is always a good sign with me, because if something is too sweet, it can be quite sickly. I searched it up online, and it cost about £40 - £50, depending on where you purchase it. That would be €55 - €65. The appearance of the bottle is really cute and dinky. Not much is actually in the bottle though, which I thought was a shame. There's only 25ml (0.8 FL.OZ) which I thought was not a lot for the price you pay. Overall I would give it ♥♥♥♡, because the price is a let down.

Peace and Quiet

Goo' Day Me Lovelies!

I'm at a friend's house at the moment, because I need a place to stay while my mum is on a work conference in Germany. I got the train from Groningen down to Den Haag, which took about two and half hours. Was an alright journey to be honest. I had my IPod, my phone and the latest edition of both ELLE and VOGUE, so there wasn't really any time to be bored. It's my second day here, and unfortunately, Kathe needs to go to school and I wasn't allowed to join her, so I've been stuck in her room. It's not to be really. I'm the kind of person who doesn't really mind being alone, as long has I have my laptop to do bits and bobs on. 
For my Personal Project, this school project I need to complete by November the 10th, I've decided to make a fashion based magazine. I found a website that prints magazines for a reasonable price and is able to shop all over the world. Here's the link to it if any of you are interested your self to do something like this:
I took some photo's purely out of boredom, but I'm actually quite happy how they turned out! They are a little poserish, but ignore that! I also was able to make a video for my youtube account: "monicaaliceeShow" so you should watch it and see what it's like. 

Monday, 22 August 2011

Weird and wonderful

When I was on Holiday, I saw some amazing and weird things when I was staying at the cottage. The lady next door to us had this goat, who constantly was on the table. Yes that’s right, on a table. I wasn't too sure why. 
 One evening I was outside playing with my little brother and sister and was lucky enough to capture this beautiful sunset. The clouds looked like they were a painting and the colour were so unreal and so beautiful.The black trees in the distance really exaggeration the colours. 
 On the last day of the trip we were playing on some grass and I happened to be barefoot. As I ran, I JUST missed stepping on the gigantic slug! My little sister was brave enough to pick it up to compare its size for a photo. It wasn't just long, it was very fat. Izzy wanted to show the rest, so she ended up running to the house with a slug stuck to her hand. It was a very odd moment. 

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Some Day Summery, Tuesday

♥  London Riots are getting out of hand.. the looting and the thuggery is outrageous. Coming from London, and in London right now, it's upsetting that people are able to destroy their beautiful city and it's heartbreaking to see people homes and workplaces be destoyed. Four days on, I'm hoping that it'll be over as soon as possible, which is looking a little posituve, because the police number has gone up. This might not work, but I do hope it will.
Got back from Brighton today, as I went to see Leoni who is a close friend of mine. We got up to alot in the two days I was down there. The first night, we went out for an Italian, with out mums, and after went to this posh hotel for some pudding. The next day, our day started of with some shopping, but then rumours that the riots where coming to Brighton centre, we headed home. We didn't let the riots get us down though, and still had a good time. It was lots of fun and am gutted that I had to leave, but am definitaly looking forward to next time.
Blogging is very new to me and I'm not to sure how to make it look good and promote it. I'm still working on what to do, and am thinking of setting up a facebook page which I will share everything on. This could maybe help it get going. Only time will tell.
The weather last week was really weird. In the morning it was usually really cold, cold enough to wear a jumper, then by midday the sun was shining and got rather hot. The heat didn't last, and then by late afternoon, it began to rain. It did puzzle me, but I suppose in England it's possible to have every season in one day.
♥  I've got my eye on this georgeous looking books for my birthday. Their covers have been designed by various artist, Eley Kishimoto and Lucienne Day are just two. The books are to celebrating some of the 20th centuary's best femail authors, so I'm intersted what they are like. I'm sure I will end up reading one of them.