We all know that a dark vampy lip is a Halloween classic. But, if worn with a flawless base it’s also incredibly wearable and a subtly sexy alternative to a bold red for AW.

how to do vampy lips

Here’s how to get the perfect lip look for All Hallows Eve – try teaming your plum toned lip with a sleek cat eye flick or take it to the next level with black kohl rimmed smoky eyes and LOADS of lashes!

Step 1

how to do vampy lips

When you’re applying your base all over your face and neck, go ahead and apply it over your lip area to act as a matte base – this will really amplify the colour.

Step 2

how to do vampy lips

Line the lips with a dark plum colour, this will stop the colour from bleeding out – we know its Halloween but that’s just TOO scary.

Step 3

how to do a vampy lip

vampy lips for halloween

Apply the berry shade with a lip brush rather than directly from the tube or wand. This will give you more control and give a neater finish.

Pat it into the lip lines if necessary.

Step 4

halloween vampy lips

Place a blotting paper or tissue over the lip area and gently press to take off any excess.

vampy lips halloween

Finish with a little translucent pressed powder and voila! Halloween cuteness that you’ll be wearing ‘till Christmas. This lip trick is a treat just keeps on giving.

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This month, to celebrate the launch of our second Nicole x Missguided collection, we partnered up with Australian beauty box brand, bellabox, to bring our Australian customers something special…

If you’re anything like us then you’ll hate having to sort the best beauty products from the bad.  That’s why we love bellabox because they do the hard work for us, scouring the world for the best products all sourced from well-known, cult and emerging brands and delivered straight to your front door.

The babes at bellabox sent us a sneak preview of the exclusive box created especially for the Nicole x Missguided launch and we can tell you that it really is a beauty.  Our tip, get it quick before these exclusive boxes sell out.  We just received our box and here’s what we thought…

exclusive missguided bellabox

We might be a bit biased but this box is the perfect pack to help you get ready for your night out.  What better way to prep for a party than with a long, hot soak in a bubble bath with the help of the sweetly scented Lush Comfort Bubble Bar.  This might just be the most amazing bubble bar that we’ve ever smelled.

Post-soak, the Nivea Stress Protect Deodorant and Premium Spa Firming Lotion came in handy to help us get ready for a night out with the girls, and of course we wouldn’t go out without painting our nails.  There’s nothing we love more than a mani and this smokin’ shade of red from Kester Black was the perfect colour to match to our outfits.

We even got sent Le Tan Fragrance Free Tanning Oil but that’ll be of more use to our Austrailian friends than it will us right now (not jeal of the super-hot weather at all)!

With our party prep complete, we’re ready to pull on our fave Nicole x Missguided dress and head out!

If you fancy testing out the exclusive Nicole x Missguided bellabox for yourself, be quick because we don’t think they’ll be around for long.

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today we are loving

today we are loving

today we are loving

today we are loving

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So… you went out last night, things got a bit crazy and you’ve have woken up with symptoms of nausea, memory loss and excessive highs followed by major lows. You, madam, have a hangover. Busted! Let’s all hang in there together and remind ourselves of why the aftermath of the night before is just as good.

10 reasons why we secretly love a hangover

1. Couch potato. Yes… I am staying here ALL day.

2. The bottomless pit. The excuse to eat anything and everything in sight. Nom appétit.

10 reasons why we secretly love a hangover

3. The hangover uniform. Pyjamas or onesie. This is a strictly elasticated waist band zone.

10 reasons why we secretly love a hangover

4. “I can’t go out. I’m sick” is an actual excuse!

10 reasons why we secretly love a hangover

5. The huddle. Regrouping on last night’s antics and reliving the good times!

10 reasons why we secretly love a hangover

6. Sleep all day and party all night! Nap time is 9 till 6.

10 reasons why we secretly love a hangover

7. Hair of the dog.

10 reasons why we secretly love a hangover

8. Oh hell yea I can watch paint dry! Sitting doing nothing has never been more fun.

10 reasons why we secretly love a hangover

9. Straight to the point. I ain’t got time for time wasters!

10 reasons why we secretly love a hangover

10. The two day hangover. Yup. Time to do it all again!

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We’re obsessed with Tumblr at MGHQ and can’t get enough of the reblog button. Check out what’s been inspiring us this week, clue: we’ve got bubblegum pink on the brain…

Check out the Missguided Tumblr page here

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the ultimate guide to london

It’s been said that if you’re tired of London, you’re tired of life. The Brit capital is a bustling, multi-cultural, cosmopolitan magnet for tourists from all over the world – so if you want to see more of the real London, we’ve teamed up with vintage maven and style blogger Sara Waiste to create the perfect guide for you.

What to Wear

There’s more to London than Big Ben and the Queen’s Guard – although we give them major fashion snaps for rocking those tall fur hats. London is well established as one of the most stylish cities in the world with any anything goes attitude, the bolder the better.

“I love anything furry and faux for autumn and a great leopard print faux fur is hard to find. I love how this one looks like it could easily be vintage but it’s the perfect fit. London weather is very changeable so it’s all about the layering for the colder weather, although I’m not ready for black tights just yet!”

an ultimate guide to london

an ultimate guide to london

an ultimate guide to london

Sara is wearing the Missguided Kylie Leopard Fur Coat, Dharma turtleneck top, Tacita Crochet Cardigan, Carri Paisley Skirt and Camilla Brogues.

Two Top Tips

1. A chic and comfortable coat is going to be your best friend.

2. If you’re going to see the sights, leave the heels at home. No matter how beautiful they are, stilettos are less than ideal for the escalators on the tube or for the amount of pavement you’ll pound whilst sightseeing.

Where to Shop

ultimate guide to london

‘Broadway market is a great place to hang out on the weekends, it has an incredible market on Saturdays (lots of cheese and cakes) and on Sundays it’s a great place to go for a coffee or brunch, there’s so many little cafes and independent shops. There’s lots of great pubs for evening drinks too.’

ultimate guide to london

ultimate guide to london

‘It’s a short walk over a pretty east London canal to Columbia Road flower market, which is open every Sunday, and full of every kind of flower you can think of. It’s best to go either really early or really late (for discounted flowers) as any other time you can’t move for the amount of people in the street. There’s a few little side streets full of vintage and antiques too.’

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‘One of my favourite places to go on a weekend is Princess May Carboot on Kingsland Road, which is great for vintage clothing and furniture and it’s on every Saturday or Sunday, you can grab anything from here from peacock chairs and penny lane coats to rare records and art pictures. It’s great if you love hunting for treasure!’

Where to Hang Out

ultimate guide to london

‘I love walking through London fields, it’s great to have such a big expanse of greenery in the big city, and right around the corner too, they’ve recently even grown a meadow in there which is so pretty and a lovely place to walk through.’

guide to london

ultimate guide to london

‘Right next to the flower market is Hackney City Farm! Such a fun place to visit, they have so many animals including donkeys, pigs, sheep and chickens, giving you the chance to feel like you’re in the countryside, sometimes you almost forget you’re actually in the middle of London!’

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‘If you wander down Kingsland Road afterwards there’s a couple of great cafes and bars. I love the Harvest Organic cafe, perfect to sit in for a coffee and a yummy cake or shopping for any organic products as it’s also a massive healthy supermarket too.’

guide to london

‘The best pizza in town is Voodoo Rays opposite, they sell pizza by the slice in the most incredible toppings, being veggie my favourite is the Giorgio Moroder (goats cheese, tomatoes, courgette and basil) and the tequila frozen margaritas are amazing too.’

guide to london

‘Hash E8 is a brand new brunch place at the end of Ridley Road. My new fave there is called beets and sweets – it’s beetroot and sweet potato hash with kale poached egg and hollandaise, perfect after a night out! Next to Hash E8 is Healthy Stuff, a great place to grab a smoothie to go, and they also do brunch too when you’re feeling in the mood to be a little more healthy.’

guide to london

‘A little further along down Kingsland road there are some great pubs including The Fox, and my favourite little sushi place called Brilliant Corners. They do the best vegan tempura and great wine – it’s my favourite place to hang out with my boyfriend when we want to grab something delicious to eat.’

What to Listen to

Goldsmiths College graduate Guy Baron is delivering a quietly beautiful new take on the art of sampling. Semi Precious reharmonizes his samples, switching up the pitch with eerie vocals to craft something slick, silky and mesmeric.

Listen to Shaky Skies here.

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This week, we’re crushing on Australian bloggers Mira and Thilda of We Are 365.  These chicks have some serious style and their photographs are to die for.  If you haven’t already then we definitely recommend that you do!

blogger crush we are 635

blogger crush we are 635

blogger crush we are 635

blogger crush we are 635

blogger crush we are 635

blogger crush we are 635

blogger crush we are 635

blogger crush we are 635

blogger crush we are 635

Shop: The Maxi Dress, The Playsuit

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This season it’s all about taking on texture, make sure it’s metallic or keep it faux real fur. Check out our fave it products of Autumn-Winter.

The Carrie Bradshaw 

She’s the queen of all shoes. Bloggers love her, celebs can’t get enough + social media is obsessed with her fierce feathers. Wear her everywhere this season, take her out on the town with the girls, dress her down for a dinner date or just wear her around the house!

Shop the Look: Carrie Feather Strappy Heeled Sandals


The Beyoncé

She’s sassy, isn’t afraid to make a statement and she’s 100% flawless! Make it metallic this season with our embossed clutch!

Shop the Look: Rainie Metallic Embossed Clutch

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The Susie Bubble

She’s the master of mixed texture, she’s eccentric + oh so fashion forward! The perfect addition to your AW14 wardrobe. Double up and wear her with our Rebel Long Faux Fur Collar for head to toe whoa.

Shop the Look: Francesca Faux Fur Strappy Heeled Sandals

The Parisian Chic

She’s cultured, understated + loved by all! Pair her with a sleek satin midi, cute bardot top and take on the tour Eiffel!

Shop the Look: Clara Strappy Heeled Sandals

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October is the start of all things Autumnal.  From cosy nights in with cups of hot chocolate to layering knits and starting to excitedly think of Christmas, we just can’t contain ourselves. A new season always means one thing – new wardrobe alert! We’ve looked to some our favourite blogger for some AW14 wardrobe inspiration. Whether you like to grunge it up in muted tones or go sugary sweet in pastels, we think we’ve got a look for you!

AW14 Style Inspiration

Tiffany from Tuolomee goes for maximum impact in our Roxy Plunge Playsuit, Zazula Biker Jacket and Beatrice Patent Chelsea Boots

AW14 Style Inspiration

Bonnie from Flashes of Style has us in style check-mate in our Carina Roll Neck Jumper and checked skirt

autumn inspiration

Nicole Alyse rocks it up in our Coco Leather Shearling Jacket

aw14 inspiration

Noelle from Noelle’s Favourite Things has made our Agatha Smock Dress an AW essential

aw14 style

Ruby from The Ruby Element adds a grunge twist to our Becki Scallop Lace Shirt, Auberta Midi Skirt and Minna Platform Boots

aw14 inspiration

Marie of Glitter Everywhere works the tonal trend in our Carina Roll Neck Jumper

Were in love with Larissa’s of From Hat to Heels look in our Kimberley Waterfall Coat, Casey Knitted Crop Top, Madelynn Knitted Pencil Skirt and Clara Sandals

winter style inspiration

Sarah from That Pommie Girl adds a girly edge to our Amber Mixed Fur Coat with our Valentina Lace Up Tassel Heels

winter inspiration

Mary from Happily Grey keeps is co-ordinated in our Ayisha Grid Print Jumper and matching Lyzzie Skirt

aw14 inspo

Natasha Oakley is elegant chic in our Kimberley Waterfall Coat, Danya Satin Square Top and matching Bekka Midi Skirt

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Listen up chocoholics, today we have an excuse to eat our way through a whole alphabet of treats. Say hello to National Chocolate Week. Now get learning your choc ABC’s! It’s sweet like chocolate gurl!





Easter Egg

Ferrero Rocher


Hot Chocolate


Just chocolate






Peanut butter cups

Quality Street




We’d like to cover U in chocolate

Vice Versas


X-tra chocolate


Zzzzz… chocolate coma

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