Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Navajo & Aztec

It's been a while!!! I've been so busy with 6th form that I haven't had time to update Blush & Zero since, dare I say it....SEPTEMBER! SORRY GUYS!

Will you forgive me if I share my current obsession with you?



It's nearly the Christmas holidays, so I'll be able to update you more frequently, anyone got Navajo or Aztec prints on their christmas lists?

Oh also, did these prints sway you into forgiving me?


Thursday, 8 September 2011

The Cadbury Sisters

These lovely people have been following me on Twitter for some time now, and today I saw a Tweet from them with a video attached. It was their cover of Laura Marling's Ghosts.

If you're a fan of Marling, you won't be disappointed! I definitely wasn't! They all have beautiful voices, and their harmonies are more than perfect. The guitar is also played to perfection; all in all, they did the song justice.

Adele's Someone Like You

It's times like that that I wish I could sing!

Laura xx

Wednesday, 31 August 2011


Finished dip dye!

It faded after the first day, so it's currently baby pink which is quite nice! I'd recommend it, but one warning- IT'S ADDICTIVE! I kept adding more streaks!

So my last post spoke about results day, and I have to say, I'm very please with my GCSE results! I'm over the moon about English; I got and A in Language, and and A* in Literature :)

Reading Festival was also amazing, I'll be doing a post on that later on!

Has anyone else received GCSE or A Level results?

Laura xx

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

not strictly dip dye


But after that, I'm off to Reading Festival, so all's good!

As I'm off to a festival tomorrow, I thought I'd dye a few strand of hair pink, because, if you cant do it at a festival, where can ya do it?!

I'm waiting for it to dry at the moment, but when it is, I'll post some pictures :)

I used La Riche semi-permanent in Flamingo Pink

Laura xx

Thursday, 18 August 2011


All my usual clothes are in the wash, so today I had to make do with something lying in the bottom of my wardrobe.

I wore a pair of jeans- I haven't worn jeans in about two years, and tbh I was surprised they still fit! I teamed the jeans with a 'Cure In Orange' band tee from my mums old stuff.

I didn't notice at the time, but I'm looking a bit orange too- this tan has chose to stick around a little longer *yay* !
The Cure- Boys Don't Cry


Laura xx

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

IFB Project #9: What's in my bag?

At the moment I'm using a Longchamp Le Pliage (which I bought in St Tropez)- It's just the right size to carry all the necessary things!

So, just incase you're blind, I'll tell you a little bit about whats in my bag ;)

  • Rubbish Alcatel phone
  • Purse ( with about 21p in it atm)
  • My RayBabies- Rayban Wayfarers; even though it's raining in London, I like to be optimistic!
  • Bite Card. This gives me discounts of food at train stations, probably the most important card I own!
  • Moon Care and ChapStick. I used to use Cherry Carmex religiously, btu I've found if you use it for too long you become addicted and your lips dry out quickly!
  • Bodyshop hand cream testers

Ofc, there's also a lot of sweet wrappers and dirt in my bag... but you guys didn't need to see that now, did you?

Follow me on twitter! I'm a new addict, give me a tweet and I'll be sure to follow back :)

Laura xx

Monday, 15 August 2011

Smells Like Teen Spirit

If you're a fan of Urban Outfitters, it'll be no surprise to you that they have a Kurt Cobain collection for A/W- inspired by grungey nineties wool jumpers and checked shirts.

Nirvana have always been a big inspiration to me, even though I wasn't even born when they were a band! I've always loved grunge 90's fashion, and Dave Grohl is the reason I play drum kit!

Dipdyed, bleached, braided or messy hair is a must! As are flannel shirts, band tees, and plenty of string bracelts.

But for me, the key to getting 90's grunge style perfected is being able to wear something without caring about being judged. If you're confident with what you're wearing it'll show through, creating an effortlessly cool 90's look!

Nirvana- The Man Who Sold The Word (cover)

Laura xx

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Month Music

August's playlist
Oh, and my stepdad got a new computer. I decided to be helpful and test out the webcam ;)

 The Naked and Famous- Punching in a Dream
 The Cults- Go Outside
Laura Marling- Sophia
Bon Iver- Beach Baby

Paulo Nutini- 10/10

Althea and Donna- Uptown Top Rankin

Chase and Status ft. Plan B- End Credits

 Laura xx

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

What I Wore: Saint Tropez

Thanks for all your lovely comments on my previous two posts. The London riots have thankfully calmed down now, there are just police everywhere now! As promised, WIW in St Tropez! You can probs see how my skin colour has changed too! I'm pretty orange at the moment! 
Feel free to ask where I got the clothes, it'll take to long to label!

Moi Je Joue- Brigitte Bardot

Laura xx

Tuesday, 9 August 2011


Thanks for all the comments on my previous post! I had an amazing time in St Tropez! I was heartbroken, however, when I returned to London as I found terror and violence. As you probably know, London at the moment is home to riots and chaos- once again, a small minority of London youth have managed to fit the stereotype of "idiotic selfish thugs". It makes me really angry and ashamed to be a teenager in London.

I will reply to all of your comments and do a post on Saint Tropez soon, I promise! It's just so hectic where I live atm and I don't feel that I'm writing to the best of my ability.

Here are my Twitter posts on the riots

Laura xx

Thursday, 28 July 2011

FOREVER 21 OXFORD STREET, and a quick goodbye!

Slightly upset because my laptop broke yesterday, so I've managed to steal my brothers for a few minutes today to tell you all about what I did yesterday...


It opened yesterday and stock sold out almost immediately- I, infact, had to grab a shirt is size L as it was the last one there! I heard from all the shop assistants that once an item has sold out, IT'S GONE FOREVER! The queue was half an hour long, but the fact that they only make 100 or so of each item meant that no one was planning on giving up!

At the moment, I should be packing! I'm going to St Tropez tomorrow- can't wait! This does mean that I won't be able to update you for 2 weeks :( Sad times!
 My packing so far...
I'll be back in august with a 'month music' post, and WIWin St Tropez, 

Hope you're all having fabulous summers!

Monday, 25 July 2011

for a reason

I don't have tumblr for a reason. I've been a master of procrastination from day one, so I don't need another distraction!

Cocorosie- Teckno Love Song
If I had tumblr, It would probably look like this

Laura xx
All photos from Tumblr

Saturday, 23 July 2011


Concidering that I couldn't even spell the colour till today, let alone never having never warn it, I went a little mauve crazy! I went to East London and attended the East End Thrift Store's sale of all their old stock, and despite grabbing almost everything in sight (I say almost for a reason, I'll explain later) I only came out with one item- a gorgeous mauve blazer that cost £3!

Now, let me explain the 'almost'... Silly me, thrift sale virgin, thought it would be a good idea to have a browse then go back to the stuff I liked. Really, I couldn't have been more stupid! As I went back to collect the camel blazer I eyed up, I saw a woman grab it and add it to her collection! I changed my approach, and started grabbing everything in sight!

After the madness, I went to Spitalfields and got a pleated midi skirt from the Urban Outfitters sale- £10 reduced from £40!!!

Dirty Beaches- Lord Knows Best

I found Dirty Beaches on the Dazed and Confused website, LOVE IT!

I just got Twitter, please follow me if you have it @Laura_Blush

Laura xx

Wednesday, 20 July 2011


I've been seeing decorated nails EVERYWHERE, so I thought I'd give them a try.
'Scuse my fingers, I need to stop chewing them!


  1. Started with a base coat of Barry M Baby Pink nail varnish
  2. Wait for it to dry and apply another coat on top, with this coat, wait until it gets to the 'sticky stage' when almost dry.
  3. Brush over glitter eyeliner/ sprinkle on glitter and wait until the pink varnish sets
  4. Go over with a see through coat.
The Naked and Famous- Young Blood

I've written a post on Who's Jack magazine online about Nail Art, give it a read if you'd like.

Has anyone else tried out any nail art?

Laura xx

Friday, 15 July 2011

Paris Blue

I went on tour to Disneyland Paris with my school orchestra (so cool ahah!) and performed a quick concert. The rest of the three days were spent either upside down or spinning! I went on pretty much all of the rides and despite being 16, had photos with loads of characters!

I'm not one for memorabilia, so when I came back I was armed with french food and magazines instead of Mickey Mouse ears and T-shirts. The magazines were significantly cheaper than the ones sold in England so I bought a few.

Photos from Jalouse

Ooh and I bought some Violet Lemonade (which, btw, tastes like soap...)

French(ish) Playlist(Lykke isn't actually French!)

Lykke Li
Carla Bruni
Nouvelle Vague
Laura xx