Tuesday, 31 January 2012

January: A Month In monicaalicee's Eyes

The first month of twenty twelve has had a lot going on, so I think it is safe to say it has been pretty eventful month! 

 Sticking to my New Years resolution has been harder than I thought, however it is going quite well. I knew I should have only made one, it is so much easier that way! I made these four: 

          Stay healthy
          Vlog and Blog more often
          Do well in school
          Be happy

I think I have done alright with most of them, except the stay healthy. When there is a box of chocolates on the table, it is very hard resist the temptation and take one! The ones above were a present and as you can see, I am 'trying' to eat them slowly! They are just too de-li-cious! Oh well, at least I have been vlogging and blogging a lot more. I aim to make at least four blog posts and four vlogs every month, so about once a week. I think I am doing quite well at school. I am focussing a lot more since the new year and I am really ambitious to do well! The last one, being happy is something that everyone should try and do. When things get on your nerves and get to you in a bad way, just tell them no and live your life! Blast some loud music and do what you love best, in my case right now it is blogging and vlogging!

 It was only at the end of December and the beginning of January that I realised what I wanted to be when I grew up. This would be, a fashion writer. I have come to love blogging and I really enjoy the subject English at school. This shows that I have an ambition to do with writing. The reason I want to be in fashion, is because the industry fascinates me. I find fashion has a very broad meaning and can be interpreted very different to different people. It is a form of art, and as I have a love for art, I have realised this is what I want to do. To be a fashion writer, you need to have huge background knowledge on all the different aspects of the fashion industry. The course I am planning to join will give me an experiences that I can put into my portfolio and also teach me a few things that are always handy to know. I have already joined a art course, but I am sure I will do a blog post on that very soon!

On my YouTube account, I officially have over 30 subscribers, which I am very proud of! Thank you to everyone who has subscribed! If you have not seen my channel yet, it is called ''monicaaliceeShow'', the link is at the bottom of the post. I also have 17 followers on my blog, which again I am so proud of, so thank you everyone who has followed! This has really motivated me to do a lot more vlogs and blogs this year which I am really looking forward too!

monicaalicee xx

Friday, 27 January 2012

Look Book, Pretty Pastle

☂ My outfit was something a through together the other day. I wanted to wear my high neck top, but was not sure how to accessories it. I originally wanted to look quite grunge and punky, but instead I chose a pink and diamond neckless. This for me, made it a 'pretty grunge' look. This changed my look completely so I ended up accessorising with very pastel colours. I put gold earrings with it because I love gold and think it goes with everything. I think the creamy white top fits in really nicely with the other pastel colours. The orange socks match with the dark shoes, which gives the outfit a little bit of darkness. Even though they are dark, they are very natural colours.

♥ Neckless: Accessorize  - €15
♥ Stone Ring: Accessorize - £2.50
♥ L.O.V.E. Ring: Accessorize - £1.50
♥ Earrings: Topshop - £3
♥ Top: New Look - £9
♥ Shorts: Topshop - £30
♥ Shoes: HNM - €40

Thursday, 26 January 2012

New York, Shopping Haul

When I went to New York with my dad over the Christmas holiday, I did what every girl should do when she goes to New York. Shopping! Here is a bit about what I bought and what I think about it. I also reviewed it on my YouTube channel, so you should go and check it out! Enjoy!


When I went to MAC, I knew I wanted foundation, but was not too sure what my colour was or how much coverage I should get. I decided to ask the woman working there to help me. She tried all the tones she thought was my colour and we settled on a colour that was slightly lighter than the foundation above. Before I bought however, she stopped me and tried a tint darker, because she realised that my neck was slightly darker than my face. This foundation therefore makes my face and neck the same colour. She also recommended light coverage because I am not very old. It feels a little bit like moisturiser to begin with, but after five minutes it dries and does not feel bad at all. Overall, I am really happy with this purchase! It cost me, $29 which I thought was quite a lot, but I had porfessional advice, so it was worth it. 


The last item I bought at MAC, was this beautiful pink blush. I knew I wanted a pink blush, but not sure what shade would look the best. I asked the same lady who helped me with the foundation, and tried all the different pink shades they had. In the end, we settled on 'Pinch O' Peach'. We bother thought it looked the best, which I was really happy about. I wear it on the weekends and when I go out, because if I use it everyday it would not be as special any more. It stays on my face for a good few hours, and does not feel itchy like some foundation do to me. It cost me around about, $15. I am not certain however, so if you are interested, pop over to your local MAC shop or look on their website!


This jumper is officially one of my favourite clothing items! I love it! It is a perfect length, just on the hip, and it is warm and comfy. It has a gorgeous knitted pattern all over it, which makes it really cosy and happy. It is perfect for winter, however when outside a jacket is needed to keep warm. Indoors however, it keeps me warm. I love the Abercrombie moose logo at the bottom, it is definitely my favourite feature. The only down side is, if I wear a black tank top underneath, in certain light you can see it a little bit. This means it is best to wear a light coloured tank top underneath it. The sleeves are very long so I usually roll them up when I am doing something practical, but when I want to be all warm and snugly, I leave them down. It cost me, $68, which I was not to fussed about, because I love it and it was Abercrombie and Fitch. 


I did not actually buy this in New York, but I am going to classify it as a New York purchase. I went to Abercrombie and Fitch shop and saw it there, but it was $120, which was a ridiculous amount of money for a hoodie! I really loved it though so it was a shame to say no and let it go (my rhyming skills!). Anyway, I decided I was going to buy it because I liked it so much, but when I went to another Abercrombie and Fitch shop, they did not have it. In the end I left New York without it, sad face. When I got back to England, I looked on-line and saw they had the same hoodie, on sale, in my size, the right colour and in stock. It was meant to be! My mum ordered it for me so it was just like I got it in New York. It fits really nicely, and the woollen knit inside makes it very warm and great for the winter. I think the Abercrombie logo looks really sweet with the moose. The reason I love it so much though, is because of the fur. I really love fur right now, so this is just perfect!


When I first saw these jeggings, I fell in love with the light blue colour! I thought it looked absolutely gorgeous. I had been looking for a yummy blue for a long time and wherever I saw a pair, they did not fit right and were not very comfy. These however, are extremely comfy because they are very thin denim and stretch a fair bit. This makes moving around very easy unlike some jeans when they are so tight you feel your legs being squished! I love the gold stitching and the Abercrombie and Fitch logo at the back, the colour contrast really well together. They cost me $68, which was quite a lot, but a good pair of trousers are never going to be cheap!


This pair of jeans where the last pair of trousers I bought, and also the last piece of clothing I bought in Abercrombie and Fitch. I was not too sure If I was going to buy them though because I had already got the jeggings. Jeans are different to jeggings so I thought why not! I love the deep and dark blue with the golden stitching all over it (also light blue, jeggings above). I think gold contrasts really well with the blue, and as you all know, if you watch my YouTube videos, I love gold at the moment! They are very comfy and are great for moving around and doing everyday activities, like school. They cost me $78, which was $10 dollars more than the jeggings. This is because they are jeans, so it makes sense!

While my dad and I were wandering through Soho, we saw this very sweet little book shop called Bookmarc. I though I recognised the name but was not to sure how I could have done because I was in New York! We went in and saw that everything was labelled Marc Jacobs. I looked at the shop's name again and saw bookmark was spelt with a 'c' instead of a 'k', like  Marc. I had a good old potter around and saw very lovely things, but it was a lot of money. In the end I did not get anything. When we got back to the hotel my dad said he bough me something and it was this very cute Marc Jacobs pencil! I therefore, have my very own designer pencil! Life is full of funny surprises! I am not going to use, but just keep it as a souvenir. 

In New York, lots and lots of people had these adorable hats, so my dad got me one from this tourist stand. I thought it was really cute, because I love tigers. The scarf part is also a pair of gloves, which means this hat has a hat, scarf and gloves. Talking about, all in one! It is a bit of fun really, so the quality is not amazing. That does not matter though, because it keep me very warm, and kept me warm when it was -7 degrees in New York, so it serves its purpose very well! I love it very much and it reminds me of New York City.

Here is my video haul of everything I just blogged about here.  

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Christmas In New York City

For my 16th birthday, my dad took me to New York City! It was the best time of my life! It was magical. Everything was very stereotypical just like in the film. The yellow taxi cabs, that NYPD (New York Police Department), the traffic lights and everything. Here are some photos and what happened. 
The first day we got the subway down to South Ferry and walked to Battery Park. There we walked to Broklyn bridge. It was just like in gossip girl, right where Dan lives. I thought I saw his house over the river, but that could have been my imagination. We walked on to an opening to see the something I was waiting a life time to see. The Statue of Liberty. From the river side, I couldn't really see it because it was very small, but I could make out a bluey green statue in the distance. We saw the queue was over three hours, so we decided to come earlier the next day instead because we didn't have the time to wait. We then walked up to the New York Stock Exchange which was, I have to say, the prettiest part of New York. The pavement was s clean and shiny, and the buildings were so old and beautiful. We then walked up and though Greenwich and Soho. There were lots of nice little boutiques and it was really pretty. We went to Washington Square which was just a children's film. It was quiet and peaceful full of dog walkers and people playing chess. A pair were walking around holding up a sign saying 'Free Hugs' which made me smile. On we went and went into some shops, including Marc Jacobs, Abercrombie and Fitch and Victoria's Secret. We saw ground zero from a distance. It was very sad, but it was covered in scaffolding and fences. We couldn't get in because the queues were to long but seeing it already built an atmosphere. We stopped of at a little cafe which I really enjoyed. It was raining so we needed a place to shelter. From there, we just walked all the way back to the hotel. They next day we got up and went straight to The Statue of Liberty. It was freezing! It was very windy on the boat the get. I have to say, the Statue was A LOT smaller than I was expecting. I suppose your whole life hearing stories about it and seeing pictures you expect it to be the huge statue, but really.. it wasn't that big. However, it was beautiful. There was a really good view of New York and all the skyscrapers. We also went to Statin Island which was where all the refugees went to a long time ago. We went back to Manhattan and we got the subway. The last day we got up really early and made our way to the Rockefeller Centre. We went up to the very top and got an amazing view of New York. For some reason, I wasn't scared at all being that high. I think I was just so amazed that I forgot how high I was. I saw a temperature board far down below that read '-7 degrees'. It was freezing. We made our way back down the lift back to the ground. We walked through central park which was beautiful. We saw the Museum of Natural History, which was pretty cool because it reminded me of the film, 'night at the museum'. We were running out of time and I had one more place I really wanted to go. Tiffany and Co. New York. I got a neck less from there a year ago which broke so my dad suggested we got it fixed there. They were very nice and did it all for us. The shop was massive. Six floors high. Each floor had a theme, the expensive floor, the not so expensive floor, the stationary floor and the rest I couldn't see because we didn't go there. It was all Christmas themed and was beautiful. After that we made out way to the airport and it was good bye New York. I really enjoyed my self and defiantly want to go back there again.