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The Best Black Friday Fashion & Beauty Deals!

Posted on November 24, 2017

Hi Guys!

I’ve gathered together a few Black Friday deals that have really stood out to me this year. As I’m sure you’re aware, there are LOADS of sales on right now, but there aren’t actually that many with decent hefty discounts, which is what we’ve all been waiting for! So I’ve picked out a few stores and brands that are offering some of the better discounts – happy shopping! 😀

Starting with fashion I have a few picks from Boohoo who have an amazing 50% off sitewide!

ASOS also have 20% off EVERYTHING today –

And NastyGal have 30% off everything!

Moving on to beauty, Charlotte Tilbury have an amazing 50% off advent calendars as well as a couple of fantastic sets. Charlotte Tilbury never have offers like this, so if you have your eye on anything you should snap them up now while you can!

Cult Beauty also have some amazing deals. You can get 15% off orders over £20 with code 15BLACK and 20% off orders over £200 with code 20BLACK.

Beauty Bay have up to 30% of EVERYTHING site wide –

And lastly John Lewis also have up to 30% off beauty – the best savings are mostly on skincare brands such as REN, Trilogy and Rodial. There’s also 30% off some nice L’Occitane sets too –

I hope you enjoyed my post – I’d love to hear what deals you’ve been taking advantage of today? xx

Fashion Wish List: Fun at the Fair with Farfetch

Posted on June 27, 2017

Hi Guys!

Now I have to say, I don’t usually do competition posts any more, just because the chances of winning are so small, they never seem worth it. BUT, I was invited to take part in FarFetch’s latest competition, and with a £1000 prize up for grabs, I thought it was definitely worth a shot!

So, if you’re not aware of Farfetch, they’re a massive online store selling pretty much every designer fashion item you could want or need ( they have some pretty awesome sales too). They’ve recently launched a new online magazine called , and in celebration of their beautiful editorial content, Farfetch have asked me to create a blog post inspired by one of their articles.

The article which particularly caught my attention was Brighton Fashion: Your Ultimate Guide. I went to Brighton a few years ago for my hen party, and I absolutely love the place. I really can’t rave about it enough. It’s such a wonderful city – dubbed the LGBTQ capital of the UK, Brighton is home to one of the largest Pride events in the country. It’s also full of quirky independent shops, vintage boutiques and of course the famous Brighton Pier. It’s definitely a place worth visiting if you haven’t already.

In terms of style, you’ll find a real eclectic mix in Brighton. There’s an underlying sense of fun and escapism – which I think is why I love it there so much. So with this in mind, I’ve put together a little wish list inspired by Brighton…

I’d love to hear what you think? I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

Fashion: Michael Kors Sunglasses at SmartBuyGlasses

Posted on March 29, 2017

Hi Guys!

Spring is now in the air, the nights are getting lighter and summer is fast approaching (at last!) – and I’m already starting to think about my summer wardrobe. When it comes to fashion I’m more of an accessories girl, I love adding new accessories to older outfits so I can recycle them and spruce them up for the new season, so when SmarybuyGlasses got in touch and offered to send me a pair of their designer sunglasses to try out and show you guys, of course I jumped at the chance!

If you haven’t heard of SmartBuyGlasses, they’re basically your one stop shop for affordable designer eyeware, and they stock some amazing brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, Jimmy Choo and Tom Ford to name just a few. Take a look at their latest  to check out some of SmartBuyGlasses’s favourite styles this season.

After looking over the site for a very long time, I eventually decided to go for the Michael Kors MK2009 Polarised Sunglasses. They have a cat eye shape (my favourite) in a classic tortoiseshell brown frame which has an added touch of gold glitter that looks so pretty when it catches the light, and they also have brown gradient polarized lenses. I particularly wanted polarised lenses in order to prevent glare affecting my eyes when driving – I’ve worn these a couple of times now when driving in bright sunlight and they really do the job! The frames also have a small gold chain effect detail on each arm, with a tiny gold Michael Kors logo – I think this is a lovely subtle detail that gives the glasses a luxe feel.

These sunglasses retail for over £250, but SmartBuyGlasses are offering them for the reduced price of £188.95 – which is of course still expensive, but definitely a great saving overall.

If you’re looking for some new designer sunglasses for the upcoming summer, SmartBuyGlasses always have  so I’d definitely recommend checking them out!

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

This post is sponsored by SmartbuyGlasses, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Black Friday: The Very Best Beauty, Fashion & Home Deals!

Posted on November 25, 2016

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Hi Guys!

Well Black Friday is now upon us, so I thought I’d put together a selection of my top picks from some of my favourite stores, covering beauty, fashion and homewares – there really are some fantastic deals to be had today. Happy shopping!

ASOS – 20% off EVERYTHING with code GOGOGO

 

Beauty Bay – 30% off selected lines

 

Topshop – 50& off many lines

 

The White Company – 20% off almost everything with code AP380

 

Shopbop – 25% off everything with code GOBIG16

 

Avenue 32 – 30% off Site Wide Excluding Sale and Pre-Spring 17

 

Lookfantastic – 18% off everything with code: RUSH, 25% off with code LFBLACK

 

Monica Vinader – 30% off after signing up

 

Other sales –

  •  – 30% off with code: CYBER, and 50% off winter clothing
  •  – up to 50% off luxury home brands
  •  – 50% off selected items
  •  – up to 80% off online and free delivery with a spend of £24 or more
  •  – free art stick worth £21 with orders over £40
  •  – 30% off site wide with code F6P8
  •  – up to 50% off and free delivery with code FRIYAY50
  •  – massive savings site wide
  •  – 20% off site wide
  •  – up to 30% off
  •  – 50% off site wide with code BLACKFRIDAY
  •  – 25% off everything with code BLACKFRIDAY
  •  – 20% off everything and free delivery with code 6013
  •  – 25% off Fashion, 15% off Beauty
  •  – Up to 50% off across the site
  •  – 20% OFF sitewide + FREE Standard Delivery + COMPLIMENTARY gift wrapping Code: BLACKFRIDAY
  •  – 25% off everything excluding leather
  •  – 20% off your purchase with code SKYLINE
  • Kiehl’s – 20% off everything with the purchase of 2 or more products
  •  – 20% off + free standard delivery on orders over £100
  •  – offers across the site
  • Lancome – 20% off everything with code LANCOME20
  •  – 40% off with code: BLACKFRIDAY
  •  – 30% off code CYBER30
  •  – big discounts site wide
  •  – Up to 50% off Selected Lines in Beauty, Lingerie, Sleepwear, Home, Toys, Books.
  •  – up to 70% off across the site
  •  – 25% off everything
  •  – 20% off with code: WONDER
  •  – up to 50% off
  •  – up to 50% off with code BFRIDAY16
  •  – up to 40% off selected lines
  •  – 20% off site wide & 10% off beauty with code SELFCCE
  •  – 20% off across the site
  •  – up to 80% off selected items
  •  – up to 30% off
  •  – 40% off with code: 19805
  •  – up to 25% off
  •  – up to 30% off site wide
  •  – 30% off with code SAVENOW
  •  – 25% off selected lines
  • YSL Beauty – 15% Off Selected Makeup, Fragrance & Skincare with Code: YSL15
  • Zara Home – 20% off and Free delivery

I hope you enjoyed my post! xxx

Paris Fashion Week: Paul & Joe SS17

Posted on October 12, 2016

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Hi Guys!

Well after hopping off the New York just over a month ago, never in a million years did I expect to be invited on another press trip so soon – I mean these sorts of things just don’t happen to me!

So when I was asked to pop along to Paris Fashion Week to catch the Paul & Joe show, as well as go behind the scenes to learn about their SS17 makeup – well of course I jumped at the chance 🙂

So we jetted off on the Eurostar and landed in Paris, just in time to grab a bite to eat and head off to check out the show preparations…

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I’d never been backstage at a fashion show, so I didn’t really know what to expect. The area wasn’t quite as ‘hustle and bustle’ as I’d expected – in fact it was really quite quiet and calm. As expected though, there were makeup artists and hairdressers everywhere, as well as of course, beautiful models and tonnes of gorgeous Paul & Joe makeup.

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We were then informed that the show was in fact taking place outside beside the River Seine – a couple of streets away – and this is something that hadn’t been done before. Well, I thought this was quite a daring move for October! And because of this, it wouldn’t be possible for the models to change outfits – so there would be no clothing changes at all. Each of the 35 models would be assigned a single outfit for the show.

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The head makeup artist was Mark Carrasquillo who we all watched eagerly working his magic on the models. He explained to us that the concept was of a teen girl, she’s cool, she doesnt care what anyone thinks of her. She wears her boyfriends clothes. She experiments with makeup. There was no powder, no blush, and no contour. Skin was clean, fresh and dewy, and eyes were ringed with kohl and coated with layers of mascara – the epitome of London girl cool.

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I noticed some of the gorgeous new Paul & Joe skincare products were being used to prep the models skin too – I’ll be posting about the new range shortly.

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I also spotted some eyebrow bleaching backstage…

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The 35 models then headed to the river for a practice run – and it was quite amusing watching such a large gaggle of models walking through the Paris streets, still in preparation for the show, there were bath robes, hair clips and designer bags aplenty!

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Eventually show time was upon us and we all took our seats. The show itself was so much fun! The music was loud, and the vibe of the whole show was youthful and fun, with a ‘don’t care’ attitude.

 

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The clothes were casual, grungy and cool – complimented perfectly by the minimal makeup. There were slouchy fabrics, with oversized baggy trousers and drop waists on dresses, as well as plenty of layering and textured details. I fell in love with a gorgeous coat covered in sequinned flowers.

This really was a fantastic experience, and I really hope I to go to more shows next year! I’ll be posting shortly on Paul & Joes beauty and skincare products too.

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

Travel and accommodation was provided courtesy of Paul & Joe.

Fashion: Autumn 2016 Accessories Update – Kurt Geiger / Skinnydip / ASOS

Posted on October 3, 2016

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Hi Guys!

It’s that time of year again where it’s starting to get cooler, the nights are drawing in and we’re all looking forward to Halloween! Yes Autumn is upon us, and I thought it was about time I did a little accessories update…

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The pièce de résistance of my latest bunch of goodies is without doubt my brand new  by Carvela Comfort at Kurt Geiger. I LOVE Kurt Geiger shoes and boots, and yes I know they can be on the expensive side but they’re well worth it. I’ve pretty much been living in a pair of glittery Carvela flats until they wore out, so now winter is looming, I’ve been on the hunt for some more season-appropriate footwear.

I was so pleased when I came across the Carvela Comfort range – I hadn’t even realised it existed until I started hunting around the site. It basically offers all the fabulous styling of the Carvela brand, whilst making comfort a priority.

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The gorgeous Rink Boots just jumped out at me – they’re made of soft black suede, with an awesome gunmetal grey sparkly glitter heel. I love that the heel is quite low (I can’t walk in high heels) making the boots look more dressy whilst still being comfortable.

And just look at this gorgeous scarf from Bianca Elgar! I’m a big fan of oversized scarves and wear them every autumn and winter – but silk scarves are new to me. I feel like this is more sophisticated than other scarves I have, and it feels gorgeous to wear. I can’t wait to pair this with some outfits!

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I also treated myself to a new Nali Bag from . When it comes to bags, I like something spacious (to hold all my precious things) and I also like a grab handle as well as a long strap – so you have plenty of options you know! This bag by Nali stood out to me because it pretty much ticked all the boxes for me, and it was also in the sale – bonus!

I then happened to come across some awesome stickers on the Skinnydip site, and thought they’d go perfectly with my new bag! If you’re a fan of customising your clothes and accessories, you can see all Skinnydip’s awesome stickers, badges and pins .

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I also picked up this awesome Nope Hannah bag from Skinnydip while I was looking around the site. I love it so much!

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And yes I know it’s technically not a fashion accessory, but I had to include my new Paperchase cat pencil case from ! It’s just so cute!

And finally I also picked up this sweet little Primark Necklace when I was last in London. Its rose gold coloured with grey sparkly triangles – and it was only £3.00!

I’d love to hear how you’ve been updating your wardrobe for autumn? I  hope you enjoyed my post xxx

This post contains press samples and items I bought myself