Saturday, 22 November 2014

PINSTRIPES AND PRETTY THINGS

Generally, I love Autumn/Winter. I love that it's an excuse to go shopping for a new winter coat. I love that you can layer a million clothes. I love being able to wrap up in the biggest blanket scarf I can find and be all warm and cozy. Oh, and not forgetting Christmas drinks - oh hi there Toffee nut latte you little devil, you - and all... all, the comfort food in the world.

So there's the positive. Let me tell you something I don't like - well, actually, really despise - and that's getting up early, making my hair slightly half decent* (*slightly less 'dragged through a hedge backwards' than normal), and putting makeup on for outfit photo's before work, just to find that the heavens have opened and outside photo's - i.e photo's that don't look like a 12 year old's blog - is totally out of the question. So off to my boyfriend's studio it was to find a white wall and make the best out of a shitty bad situation.

In other words, apologies for the lack of photographic originality. If I put an exciting product at the end will it make up for it? Let me know ;)

Saturday, 15 November 2014

SHARING THE LOVE

If you're an avid reader of this blog - Mum, Nan... I'm talking to you - then you may have noticed that things have been a little quiet around these parts for the last week or so. Now, I would love to sit here and tell you that that was due to something exciting - jet setting around the world maybe, having a week off with my girlfriends perhaps, but alas, that ceases to be the case.

Saturday, 8 November 2014

ROGER AND GALLET SORBET BODY LOTION

I am extremely lazy when it comes to body lotion. There's no two ways about it, I just am. A mixture of having no time in the mornings - and any of you lot who get up at 5am to fit in the gym, shower and moisturise all over etc. etc. please don't pipe up now and make me look bad ;) - and not wanting to feel greasy/sticky after a lovely bath or shower means that it is one item of skincare I really neglect, despite having a body lotion collection as embarrassing as Kris Jenner.

Laziness aside, when I was contacted by Roger and Gallet's PR team in regards to trying out their new Sorbet body lotions, I actually jumped at the chance. A body lotion described as "providing long lasting moisture whilst being non-greasy" is - get ready for it, get ready for it... - *insert Cheryl's geordie accent here* "Right up my streeet" 

Off of terrible Cheryl quotes and on to the products.

Monday, 3 November 2014

CIN - #BEARFACED CHALLENGE

Ever since I started being contacted by companies to work with them on certain projects, I made a pact with myself - because I'm cool like that, obviously - to never accept any offers that didn't fit in with my blog/that I wouldn't chose to purchase or be involved with on my own accord.

Ever since I started receiving these offers, I have never felt so chuffed and eager to get involved with a project than when I was asked to take part in the BBC Children In Need #Bearfaced campaign. If you're not in the UK or have never heard of Children in Need, it is a charity that raises money for, and funds over 2600 projects for disabled children and young people in the UK. It is an absolutely incredible charity and I am delighted to be involved with their #Bearfaced challenge - a challenge which sees you go make up free except for a pudsey paw print (which you can purchase in Boots for £1, proceeds go to the charity) for a selfie that you then upload to the BBC Children in need website. You can also get friends and family to sponsor you to do it, again with the proceeds going towards the charity.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

AUTUMNAL TONES

When it comes to seasonal style, one thing in my wardrobe pretty much runs throughout the entire year, and that is that I am quite simply addicted to black, grey and neutrals. Yes, it's boring and yes, I do wish I had the balls to pick out the brightest item in the store and rock it with confidence but the truth is - give me a biker jacket, Breton tee and skinny jeans and I'm in my - very narrow-minded - zone.

This changed however when I noticed possibly the most seasonal appropriate dress I have ever seen in H&M. I absolutely love H&M and it's by far my favourite high street store so of course I bought it. All in the name of standing by my fave store, obviously... [insert guilty/"please don't kill me for buying even more clothes, boyf" face here]

Saturday, 25 October 2014

LDN:SKINS SELF TAN

Maybe it's the fact that I generally look slightly Casper the ghost/Corpse-like in the cooler months, or maybe it's the inner TOWIE in me (working on the show for a year has surely got to rub off in some capacity, right?) but I do love a good tan. It makes you look more toned, it gives you a healthy glow, and coming from someone who has only ever been to the gym once - for an induction day which I never followed up on #Slob - and lives off of Indian takeaways, that's pretty good going I'd say.

Which is why when I was contacted by the lovely people behind LDN: Skins to see whether I wanted to test out one of their products, I jumped at the chance. Now, considering I came back from Dubai little over a week ago - oh bore off love, would you give it a rest about Dubai... - I definitely wasn't in the market for a full on a fake tan, but a lovely deep glow that washes off allowing you to glam up for special occasions and swiftly eradicate all evidence with a simple shower - yep, I'm all for it.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

10 THINGS I LEARNT FROM DUBAI!

If any of you reading this follow me on twitter or Instagram, you'll know I have just returned home from an incredible holiday in Dubai. Now, I'm going to be honest with you and put it out there - this holiday was based purely on relaxation, eating amazing food, not working - *insert hallelujah arms in air emoji here* and eating more food. So I definitely didn't want to take my DSLR, or worry about taking fantastic quality pictures... so this post won't be a review as such, or even a "this is Dubai, read all about it here" as my photo's can not do it justice at all, so I decided to do a post on things I learnt from my time in Dubai. (with some terrible quality iPhone pictures thrown in for good measure.)

Friday, 17 October 2014

THE MINI DUBAI HAUL!

I am one of those people that question their life often. Daily even. You see, I have a penchant for being slightly embarrassing/ridiculous at times and going to Dubai didn't stop that unfortunately.

Dubai's 'question your life' moment? The excitement, and I'm talking sheer and utter delight, I experienced at the sight of a Sephora at the Dubai mall. One day I'm sure I'll manage to get my priorities in check, but for now, I'll just rave about the Sephora purchases and dream of easily accessible Makeup Forever makeup until that day comes.

My first purchase was a nail polish. Did I need it? No, definitely not. Would it change my life? No, it would be a sad day if it did. But did I buy it and immediately fall in love with it and feel forever grateful that I picked it up? Yes, I did indeed.
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