Thursday, 5 January 2012

Undercover Style Wars (6.) (Zoe Saldana vs Lea Michele)

 Zoe Saldana vs. Lea Michele
Gown Category

Wow these ladies certainly have got the wow factor in these two amazing dresses, Zoe is a forward thinking fashionista, who is not afraid to take fashionable risks and she does not dissapoint in this daring dress, that is not only eye-catching but extremely flattering, whilst Lea opts for a more simple style, and although we love Lea's style and she often graces the best dressed list we have to ask the question, haven't we seen enough "going in at the waist and flairing out" dresses on the red carpet for the past 5 years?. Therefore Zoe wins the category for her unusual dress.
Gown Category: Zoe Saldana

Event/Appearance dress

Zoe pulls it out of the bag once again seeking out unusual dresses, Zoe looks like a medieval goddess in this beautifully crafted dress, and this girl owns it. Once again, while Zoe goes all out on the red carpet, Lea wears a dress that is very flattering but lacks that wow factor. So, once again Zoe steals this category for the risks she takes in her sexy, red carpet fashions.

Event/appearance dress: Zoe Saldana

Everyday Outfit

 Zoe accentuates her toned and slender frame in blue skinny jeans ,a plain black top, sky high heels and a leopard print scarf. The movie star manages to team "comfort" and "sexy" well. Although a simple outfit we think Zoe looks great while she runs errands and completes her everyday tasks. Lea, is plunged into cooler conditions and this is evident by the coat she has chosen to wear, judging from Lea's coat we can conclude that she looks... comfortable. Whilst both of these gorgeous girls stick to neutral tones, we personally prefer Zoe Saldana's sexy look.

Everyday Outfit: Zoe Saldana

Fashion Miss

Oh dear, whilst Zoe Saldana looks as though she is trapped in a candy cane, Lea Michele has been infected with baby pink disease. These ladies have rendered us speechless (and we all know that doesn't happen often), and not in the good way. Where were the stylists? Where were their minds at? Now this fashion miss is hard...But... after much debating Zoe is caught by the Fashion Miss' evil grasp, because she looks as though she has picked a picnic blanket straight of the grass, stitched it in all the wrong places and thrown it on. Meaning Lea has not been caught by the Fashion Miss

Fashion miss: Zoe Saldana
Category winner: Lea Michele

The scores have been counted and verified and we can now reveal that... with three categories to one. Zoe Saldana wins for her brave style choices and sometimes unmissable Red Carpet "WOW" moments.

Check back soon as Mila Kunis and Jessica Alba battle it out, who will become victorious, you'll just have to watch this space to find out.

ps. this blog post is intended in fun and we admire all of the celebrities in these Undercover Style Wars for their careers and their integrity.

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Clean And Clear: Spot Control Kit,Review

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."

Confession: Although i know above all else it matters what is within our hearts, our souls, our minds..... It can be a knock to my confidence when i see pimples on my face and i have to face the many people i will see in a day.

I have personally struggled with acne for years now.....
I have tried the contraceptive pill
I have tried antibiotics
I have tried other branded spot treatments
I have tried, tea tree oil, witch hazel etc
....You name it I've tried it

Whilst my hand crafted substance of Cinnamon, Nutmeg and Honey, soothed my skin, and got rid of the small spots it did not have the same affect on those big spots. So upon wondering around my local boots one afternoon, i came across what would soon become a ray of sunshine.

The Clean and Clear: Spot Control Kit comes in a cheerful, easy to use 3 step system.

1.) Spot Control Cleanser

 Although this may not score points on the "Smell Scale" and does have the tendency to smell like you are walking through a chemical lab, the benefits far out way the odd smell. According to the instructions written on the box you are to "Apply to wet face and gently massage, avoiding eye area, rinse thoroughly and pat dry". This product makes me leaves my skin feeling refreshed
2.) Spot Control Moisturizer

"Use daily after cleansing. Cover the entire affected area with a thin layer one to three times daily". Those of you who suffer from spots like myself will find it a hassle to get a good moisturizer that does not irritate your skin, or leave your skin with an oily residue. This stuff is not like the others.... although once again, like the cleanser it is ridden with chemicals, it makes my skin so soft.

 3.) Fast Acting Spot Treatment
This product is the almighty finale to this great trio. This stuff is worth its weight in gold for acne sufferers. You are to "apply invisible gel directly onto the spot". I put this on just before i sleep and all of those nasty little spots, medium spots, big spots are gone with.... no scarring... they have just disappeared without a trace. The only thing i don't like is that there is not more of it... because i adore this stuff.

Some of you may have read my "O Natural" post and gleaned that i love to make my own spot remedies and those that i have posted are great for getting rid of the occasional spot.... but let it be said that Clean and Clear: Spot Control Kit has got the "di bom digi bom di deng di deng digigi" and a wonderful kit.

An Aside....
You may be aware that we took a break..... well a rather large break..... we were not sitting there on our bums doing nothing, but discussing what the future is for UnderCoverStyleLover. We are NOT leaving Blogger and will be posting regularly but i have been pondering with the idea of creating a YouTube account and sharing my passion for clothing design and making with the world.

Another Aside....
I love nail polish and recently went out and purchased a rather large amount of Barry M nail polish, whoops(well it is Christmas , "The season to be jolly" and all of that, and nothing makes me more jolly than nail polish") With my purchase i received a Limited Edition full size Nail Glitter in Silver Glitter 149, which i have been using constantly on top of any and every nail polish i can find. I love this glitter nail polish on top of "Utilitarian" by TopShop. But i love it even more on top of Nude Beige by Models Own. It is just a great combination. Silver Glitter 149 by Barry M and Nude Beige by Models Own are truly the Romeo and Juliet of  Nail Polish pairings (well, kinda)

See you very soon....
Your Undercover Style Lovers

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Going O'Natural...

Girl's around the world, put down your overloaded chemically filled face creams, Undercoverstylelover has got you covered, these natural products found easily in every grocery store are miracle cures for spots, blackheads and other impurities, once you know the benefits of these all so natural products, you will be making your own face treatments in minutes, and the best part is, you know where each product comes from.

This natural solution pulls out  the impurities from your skin and is a great product in getting rid of spots
 Ground Cinnamon
Calms down redness of spots

 Ground Nutmeg
Has the natural benefit of getting rid of acne scars
 Cider Vinegar
Warning.. do not use normal vingar
this is your new natural solution to healthy, glowing skin

Coconut Oil
A natural moisturiser

The fruit acids in bananas help get rid of dead skin to create a gourgeous complexion

The rough texture of this ingredient makes it a great natural exfoliant, the grainy feel extracts the impurites hidden within your skin.


Ban-no-no impurities anymore
1 Banana
2 Tablespoons of Oatmeal

. In a small bowl take a fork and mush up the Banana, 
.Take 4 tablespoons of banana from the small bowl and place in another bowl
. Eat the leftover banana from the first bowl, remember, a beautiful face is nourished from the inside
.Add 2 tablespoons of Oatmeal to you mushed banana and mix
. With warm water, wash your face, tap dry with a towel
. With your "ban- no-no impurities anymore" face wash, massage it into your face using gentle circular motions
.Then simply, wash of , after multiple washes you will see the results, which will be beautiful skin, with a reduction of impurities

Nutty for cinnamon and honey
The mixture of these three ingredients has
been around for ages as a great natural spot treatment
(Get rid of spots with this great solution)
1 teaspoon Nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon Honey

. In a small bowl, mix together all ingredients, until in a thick paste
. Wash your face with warm water, then tap dry
. Apply "Nutty for Cinnamon and Honey" on any blemishes, or impurites
. Leave for 30 minutes
. Then wash of with warm water, tap dry. 

If you have any great natural face washes, or solutions leave them in the comments below.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Style Profile (Olivia Palermo) (1.)

Olivia Palermo
Style in three words: Romantic, classic, trendy
Known For: Chunky jewellery
 Tips to get her style:
  • Olivia loves Topshop, so get your purse at the ready and browse your local Topshop
  • Multiple Layers of clothing
  • Chunky Jewellery
  • Olivia's always on trend, so keep up to date.

Get her look for less

Blazer with Zips, Zara, £59.99, Link!
Dip back Maxi skirt, Asos, £40.00, Link!
Pleated Leather collar necklace, Asos, £20, Link!

Behind the fashionista
Love Olivia Palermo, this section is just for you,
we've collected our favourite behind the scenes videos of her.

What's inside Olivia's handbag(video)
Get to know Olivia(video)

Undercover Style Wars (5.) (Leighton Meester vs Selena Gomez)

Leighton Meester vs. Selena Gomez


These two lovely girlies are known for gracing many a best dressed list and having magazine readers cooing in envy of their fabulous gowns and these two gowns are no exceptions, Leighton remains demure in a black dress, this dress flatters Leighton in all the right places, we think this Gossip Girl looks beautiful. Leighton Meester's Monte Carlo co-star, Selena Gomez, keeps it young, youthful and playful with a unique patterned dress, Selena scrapes the win with this perfectly printed dress.

Gown Category: Selena Gomez

Event/Appearance dress

Leighton puts her fashion foot forward in this figure hugging, on trend metallic dress, she looks every bit the superstar in this eye-catching creation, while Leighton takes our breath away, Selena goes simple, her dress is flattering and is kept young and unique with an interesting neckline, but with Leighton's bold dress as a competitor, Selena loses her lead and Leighton gains a point, making it a draw for the moment, which one of these girls will take the lead, read on to find out.

Event/Appearance Category: Leighton Meester

Everyday Outfit

Leighton rocks out in denim, leggings and great shoes, Leighton sheds her charcters preened, classic look in this outfit, Leighton looks every bit the fashionista as her street style is edgy and cool. Selena opts for comfort, with a classic american, casual sporty style. For this category Leighton edges a win for her "cool" look.

Everyday Outfit Category: Leighton Meester

Fashion miss

Oh deary deary me, our beautiful ladies, our stars of Monte Carlo, our teen stars have fallen into the trap of the dreaded fashion miss. Leighton looks like neon paint has been flicked all over her dress, with cut outs in all the wrong places this look is less than desirable, while Selena's fashion miss was harder to hunt out on the internet so we chose this all to "Anita" from West Side Story dress. While Leighton is caught by the fashion miss's evil grasp, Selena gets a point for not being caught by the all seeing fashion miss. 

Fashion Miss: Leighton Meester
Category Winner: Selena Gomez

Now, for the first time in Undercover Style Wars history we have a draw, after much careful consideration, we couldn't decide, so it has got to be a draw. Do you agree with this decision, battle it out in the comment section, we love a good fashionable debate.

ps. this blog post is intended in fun and we admire all of the celebrities in these Undercover Style Wars for their careers and their integrity.

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Undercoverstylelover Recommends: VeraMeat

 One of our favourite things to do in our spare time is to search the internet high and low for great accessory and clothing finds from the "new and edgy" to the "vintage and classic". It was from these numerous hours searching on the internet that we found "VeraMeat", we love their jewellery, and we thought we'd share this find with all of you guys. VeraMeat is our latest obsession, we love to adorn their funky, edgy, humourous pieces, we get mass amounts of ooing and ahhing from friends and family when we wear these pieces and many utter the words "i've never seen anything like it". So if you are looking for that wow factor to finish of an outfit and bring it into the realms of  sexy,cool, edgy and chic, Undercoverstylelover recommends Vera Meat.

You can purchase VeraMeat jewellery pieces@

Monday, 5 September 2011

Three quick Fashion Tips (2.)

1.)Layered scarves

Add texture to your outfits by accesorising with many scarves of the same tonal colours and of the same colour as  the outfit it will accompany, this adds a depth of interest to your look  and an extra edge making you look every bit the stylish fashionista.

2.) Zap those zits

For those nasty spots , put a small amount of sudocrem on the area overnight and wake in the morning to a spot that has dissappeared. The antiseptic qualities of Sudocrem means that they attack the source of the spot. 
(I will say that this trick does not work for acne sufferers or people with oily or sensitive skin as it is a strong product that can irritate some skin types)

3.) Stop rings making fingers go green

For any jewelry collector you will be well aware of the non metal  costume rings that you buy from high street stores that turn your finger green, to keep your rings in good condition simply coat the inside of the ring with a layer of clear nail polish or for a funkier look put a colour nail polish on the inside of your ring, be careful that it does not show on the other side or indeed any part of the ring that can be seen when you wear it.