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The Outnet To Launch High End Beauty Sets

Posted on September 21, 2015

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Hi Guys!

I’ve just heard some exciting news from designer fashion outlet, . Along with their designer bargains, they’ll also be adding beauty sets to the mix as part of their holiday campaign, woo hoo!

In case you’re not familiar with THE OUTNET.COM, they’re a sister company to NET-A-PORTER.COM and they offer amazing designer products at great prices. They stock a large selection of previous-season designer fashion from over 250 brands, as well as exclusive collaborations with high-profile designer labels and its own in-house label, Iris & Ink.

So, as of October (date tbc) – and for a limited time only, THE OUTNET.COM will offer beauty sets from 18 luxury beauty brands, including Natura Bisse, Lipstick Queen, By Terry, Eyeko, Ren, Goldfaden and Ellis. In addition, a range of sets by 111 Skin, Aurelia and Sarah Chapman exclusively created for THE OUTNET will make up part of the offering.

Each of the beauty sets will include several full-size, current season products with an amazing 20-30% off the RRP. This gives THE OUTNET.COM customers an opportunity to experience some of the leading beauty products already available at its sister site, NET-A-PORTER.COM.

Also, none of the products within the sets are sold individually, so I’m really excited to see which products they’ll match together. I predict these sets will be really popular for Christmas!

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

What I Gave, And Received for Christmas

Posted on December 29, 2014

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Hi Guys!

So Christmas is most definitely over, but we’re not quite back to normal yet. It’s that weird in between time – between Christmas and New Year where if you’re anything like me, you basically carry on eating everything in sight, and shop the sales till your credit card decides to cut itself up because it can’t take the battering any more.

My original intention was to do a ‘What I Got for Christmas’ post, but I kind of feel a bit weird about it, it’s a bit like ‘look at all the amazing things I got…’ I dunno, a bit showy maybe? But that said, I do really like being nosey and seeing other people posts and checking out the amazing things they received, so I decided in the end to tell you about what I gave and received, kind of a Christmas day overview. I didn’t really receive anything that’s worth a lot anyway – I tend to ‘treat’ myself with the expensive things I want! (I’ve included these here too) So yeah, I hope you kind of see where I’m coming from??

Anyway I had such a lovely Christmas day, of course it was all about Fred, we set out a mince pie and milk for Santa and a carrot for the reindeers on Christmas Eve, and when Fred came down the stairs on Christmas morning his eyes were like saucers when he saw the empty plate and glass, bless him!

Ollie loved his book about buttons and fasteners (he does metal detecting!) and his Book of Everything. I also gave him a posh bottle of whiskey and a couple of other bits. Fred was ecstatic with all his new Peppa Pig toys (and I now really have no idea where I’m going to put them all!) And Ollies mum gave us the most amazing hamper full of food and drink and even included a sweet little a jar of money!

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I’ve been a very lucky girl and received some lovely gifts too this year, Ollie gave me the Urban Decay Naked on the Run Palette, Sali Hughes Pretty Honest and Bobbi Brown books. My father in law gave me a sample set of chocolate themed perfumes from Bloom perfumery too, and I’m officially in love with all of them! I definitely want to buy at least one full sized bottle, so I’ve decided to visit the store next year so I can sample their full range, I’m so excited! (I don’t have a photo of these I’m afraid as I seem to have left them at my Mum’s house)

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My parents gave me some money towards a new pair of Ugg boots, as I managed to ruin my previous pair in bad weather. And I also may have treated myself to a couple of special bits before Christmas in the Black Friday sales… I picked up a beautiful Michael Kors black Jet Set Chain Tote and the Charlotte Tilbury Supermodel set from Selfridges – the CT set had 10% off and the bag had 20% off, so it would have been rude no to!

I also picked up a couple of the new Tom Ford Lips and Boys lipsticks too – This reminds me I must think about starting a spending ban!!

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So these gifts were like ‘Merry Christmas to me, from me’. I’ve been very good and haven’t even touched any of the make up yet, I’m going to photograph it all, hopefully today, and post reviews throughout the week.

I really did have a lovely Christmas, I hope you did too! I’d love to hear about your day?? xxx

Are you the £1400 Giveaway Winner?

Posted on December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas everyone!!

I hope you’re all having a fabulous day so far – I’ve pre written this post so I don’t have to spend time away from playing with Fred and his new toys whilst stuffing my face with everything in sight. After a whole month, my mahoosive Christmas Giveaway has now officially ended, and a winner is now about to be chosen by Rafflecopter. Ok here goes…

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… wait for it…

…and the winner of £1400 of prizes is –  SARAH CLARKE from Aberystwyth!

CONGRATULATIONS! Hopefully this has made your day! I’ll be dropping you an email shortly!

Thank you so much to everyone that entered my giveaway – keep following my blog for more exciting news, reviews, and giveaways in 2015! xxx

The Dressing Room | Sale Preview

Posted on December 24, 2014

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Hi Guys!

The Dressing Room has officially become one of my favourite stores this year, they sell a fantastic selection of designer names covering fashion, accessories, jewellery and shoes – and you may remember they recently sent me this beautiful and exclusive Olivia Burton watch, which I’m completely in love with! Now they’re gearing up for their massive Christmas sale, and I’ve got a few of my favourite sale pieces to show you!

Welcome to The Dressing Room Sale Preview!

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First up I have these beautiful Feeling Good Suede Boots by ASH, originally £169 these will be reduced to £84 in the sale – this is an amazing 50% off!

The Feeling Good Suede ankle boots are made from a beautifully soft taupe suede and feature a round toe, elastic side panels and chunky block heel. These would be the perfect chic addition to a day outfit. I’d wear them with a cream chunky jumper and plenty of luxe accessories.

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Next is the gorgeous Henriette Bracelet by Lola Rose, this was originally £88 and will be reduced to  £44 in the sale- this is 50% off again!

The Henriette bracelet by Lola Rose is a narrow bangle designed in a gold tone brass, embellished with 5 square Blue Sandstone semi precious stones that have a beautiful glitter finish. I’m officially in love with this bracelet, Lola Rose, to me, conjured up images of chunky bracelets and faceted hearts, which aren’t really my thing, but with it’s gold tone finish and glittery sandstones, this bracelet is my style to a T!

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And look, I have the matching Lyra Necklace too! Of course also by Lola Rose, this was originally £75 and will be reduced to £37 in the sale – which is over £50% off this time, amazing!

The Lyra necklace is pretty and delicate, it has a fine gold tone brass chain, featuring a horizontal row of 5 square Blue Sandstones set  in a pendant. The necklace has a lobster clasp and an extension chain up to 5 cm, to make the necklace a little longer if you wish. The Henriette bracelet the Lyra necklace a LBD equals my Christmas party outfit sorted! These Lola Rose pieces really are simply stunning, understated and chic – can you tell I like them!?

The Dressing Room’s amazing sale starts online on Christmas Day and in store on 27th December – the first 20 customers through the door will also receive an extra 10% off too! Happy shopping! xxx

This is a sponsored post.

The Best Of: Yves Rocher Fragrances

Posted on December 22, 2014

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Hi Guys!

When you think of perfumes, Yves Rocher may not be the brand the first springs to mind, even though they are the number one selling beauty brand in France, they are still becoming established here in the UK. Yves Rocher sell everything from cosmetics, to haircare, bath and body products, to skincare and sun creams to slimming products.

They have also created a vast array of fragrances, and I have five of their most popular scents to share with you today…

Vanille Noire – Vanille Noire is a beautiful scent based on the three most attractive qualities of vanillawhich unveil a treasure trove of nuances and subtleties on your skin: – the sensual, leathery notes of Vanilla Bourbon Absolute, sweet and floral Tahitian Vanilla Absolute, and Ugandan Vanilla Absolute with its spicy, woody character. This is a lovely light, fresh woody scent that would be great for day or evening.

Vanille Noir 50ml is currently £24.50 with a massive 50% discount.

Flowerparty By Night – Flowerparty By Night reinterprets the original fragrance with a daring touch. This spicy night time version, with an ultra addictive licorice accent reveals a bold seductiveness. An irresistible fruity floral with signature notes of addictive flavours. It’s botanical based ingredients include bitter almond essential oil, star anise and bourbon vanilla absolute extracts.

Flowerparty 50ml is currently £19 with a massive 50% discount.

 – This wonderfully romantic scent combines top notes of bergamot and red pepper, middle notes of damask rose, patchouli, guaiac wood and base notes of benzoin, cedarwood, amyris wood to create a beautiful scent that is evocative of beauty, love and romance. This is what falling in love smells like 🙂

Quelques Notes d’Amour 50ml is currently £27.50 with a 45% discount.

 – This is an old favourite of mine, and my first experience with Yves Rocher fragrances. So Elixir Purple contains top notes of bergamot, middle notes of tuberose and vetiver and base notes of benzoi, vanilla, tanka bean, frankincense, patchouli and woods. It’s an easy to wear but slightly unusual scent, which I love! So Elixir Purple is floral, woody, seductive and unique.

So Elixir Purple is currently £24.50 with a massive 50% discount.

 – Comme Une Evidence is a very clean and floral scent, perfect for the girly girl. It contains top notes of bergamot and violet leaves, middles notes of rose, jasmine and wild lily of the valley, and base notes of patchouli. The description for the Yves Rocher site describes the scent perfectly – ‘There are times when everything is clear and simple, when everything around you exudes harmony and amplitude… These moments have their fragrance: Comme une Evidence… Clear, harmonious, essential and profound, it enfolds you in utter well-being. It all begins with the tender green emotion of slightly crumpled violet leaves. Then, rose, jasmine and wild lily of the valley blossom easily into the soft caress of an oh, so feminine floral heart. The whole rests on a carpet of moss and patchouli, like a soothing shadow. A sensation of sweet harmony, a very special moment.’

Comme Une Evidence is currently £16.50 with a massive 50% discount.

If you’re looking to purchase fragrances this Christmas, you should definitely consider Yves Rocher – they have some stunning fragrances with fantastic discounts at the moment, make sure you snap them up while you can!

I’d love to hear if you’ve tried any of these fragrances? I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

This post contains samples provided for review

Text Santa! A Worth While Cause.

Posted on December 18, 2014

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Hi Guys!

Christmas time really is the time of year to help others, so today I want to let you know about Text Santa, ITV’s annual charity fundraiser appeal. Text Santa raises money and awareness for six UK based charities each year. Their aim is to improve the quality of life for vulnerable people in the UK by inspiring, engaging and empowering the nation to make a difference at Christmas time.

This year’s chosen charities are –

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When you send a text, phone or bank donation to Text Santa, it will be split equally between these six charities. 100% of what you donate gets passed to the charities as soon as it’s received, and all Text Santa operating costs including staffing and the programme itself are funded directly by ITV.

The Text Santa TV show extravaganza will be on ITV tomorrow night (December 19th) starting at 8.00pm. Tune in to see Ant and Dec, Phillip Schofield, Christine Bleakley, Paddy McGuinness and Alesha Dixon – joined by a host of famous faces. Highlights include George Clooney making a surprise visit to Downton Abbey, the residents of Coronation Street appearing in a comedy sketch with a Text Santa twist, and Ant and Dec hosting a Yule Tucker Trial for an unsuspecting celebrity while serenaded by a choir of former jungle contestants. The Birds of a Feather stars also get involved, The Cube welcomes some unexpected visitors and there are appearances by the casts of Mr Selfridge and Emmerdale, plenty of live music throughout the show

To support this fantastic cause you can purchase Text Santa merchandise  and read more about the cause here.

Gift Idea – Penhaligon’s Samarkand Classic Candle

Posted on December 17, 2014

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Hi Guys!

You know I love a good candle, and I’m a big fan of more niche scents and brands too, so today I’m really excited to let you know all about the newest addition to my collection – the Penhaligon’s .

Penhaligon’s have been on my radar for a while but I hadn’t had the pleasure of trying out any of their products until now. I started reading on their site to learn a bit more about the company and the first thing that I read really struck me – We strive to create original scents for the discerning eccentrics of today.

This statement is just perfection to me! It’s pretty much my aim in life to be eccentric – I want to be a cross between Lord Bath, Russell Brand and Lady Gaga! Does that sound a bit odd? I hope so! 😀

I was going to throw in a few more quotes about Penhaligon’s, but if you’re interested, have a read  to learn more about the history behind the company, I’d definitely recommend it.

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Anyway, onto the candle! The Samarkand candle is in fact the official scent of London Fashion Week for Spring / Summer 2015 which is rather exciting. The scent is described as an exotic oriental awash with sweet flowers, spices and wood, and it was inspired by the ancient city of Samarkand, one of the oldest cities in the world. The Samarkand fragrance combines clove, jasmine and lily on a warm base of sandalwood & vanilla, and it really is a beautiful scent. It’s also worth mentioning that Penhaligon’s luxurious hand blended candles are packed with essential oils, made with a naturally derived soy wax and also feature a cotton braided wick for a clean & smoke free burn.

I’m thrilled with the Samarkand candle, and now I can’t wait to try out some more Penhaligon’s products, I’ve got my eye on a few of their fragrances and bath oils next!

The  is £32.00, and the Brighton Collection Matches which are also pictured are £30.00.

I hope you enjoyed my post! I’d love to hear if you’ve tried anything from Penhaligons? xxx

This post contains a sample provided for review