27 January, 2015

FASHION | White On White with Gemma Goldstone


Hello hello!

I hope you’ve all had a great first month of 2015 and haven’t broken too many of your New Year’s Resolutions already! Speaking of firsts though, this is the first OOTD on Fashionicide of 2015! It's been quite a while since I've done an OOTD so I'd almost forgotten how to behave in front of the camera.

 I’ve also had a little bit of a mini-revamp on the blog this month, changing the look and feel of the site to match my current tastes – so we’re talking pastels, sleek, retro-futurist and easy on the eyes!

The fur bomber in the photo is an absolute beaut isn’t she? Still photographs just don’t do it justice at all, it’s almost as if it’s alive, particularly when the wind brushes past and you can see the individual strands flowing! I won it on Christmas Eve as part of a competition from White Dirt, a retailer specialising in Independent Fashion labels based in Colchester, and I have to say it certainly made my Christmas! 

25 January, 2015

LIFESTYLE | Technology vs You: Striking a Balance


You'll have probably already seen 'Look Up' the spoken word film from Gary Turk, it was uploaded to YouTube in April 2014 and has amassed an incredible 49 Million views at the time of writing. We always hear of people saying a video has gone 'Viral', but sticking to the terminology, this video has spread quicker than Resident Evil's T-Virus - it's everywhere!

Unlike the T-Virus though, this film doesn't spread death or make people turn in to brain-eating zombies, it spreads a quite uplifting message of hope and potential. The film is split in to two parts, the first spelling out where technology has led us to today, and the second offering us a window into a future not too dissimilar to the past of our childhoods.

09 January, 2015

Tigi Copyright Colour True Light Bleach Review - Safe DIY Hair Bleach


We've all witnessed the explosion of hair colour of late, it seems everyone's getting in on the act! For us Mermaidians and Unicornians with coloured hair, we can all relate - bleach is a bastard. Quite frankly, I always get butterflies in the stomach ahead of bleaching. No matter how experienced you may be, there's always acknowledgment that you are tampering with one of your defining features.

 Bleaching can be a messy process, it can ruin clothes (even ones you aren't wearing!), it can get all over your hands, the harsh chemical aroma burns the nostrils and can be dizzying, it gets on to the wrong bit of your hair, it will inevitably cause damage and breakage to the hair and the instructions can be a bit like a manual for a rocket ship.

04 January, 2015

10 Reasons Why Haters Hate & How to Deal with Them

To the haters, with love.

Now here's a topic to set your heart racing!

As the online world grows, the haters grow with it. The cyberworld we all live in has made it much easier for haters to not only exist, but also offers them a platform to vent their hatred and make an impact on the lives of their intended victims. It goes without saying that it takes far less courage to hurl insults from behind the security blanket of a screen than direct to someone's face.