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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 –

  • All Saints – 30% off with code: CYBER, and 50% off winter clothing
  • Amara – up to 50% off luxury home brands
  • And Other Stories – 50% off selected items
  • Beauty Base – up to 80% off online and free delivery with a spend of £24 or more
  • Bobbi Brown – free art stick worth £21 with orders over £40
  • Boden – 30% off site wide with code F6P8
  • Boohoo.com – up to 50% off and free delivery with code FRIYAY50
  • Boots – massive savings site wide
  • Caudalie – 20% off site wide
  • Dune London – up to 30% off
  • ELF Cosmetics – 50% off site wide with code BLACKFRIDAY
  • Flamingo Candles – 25% off everything with code BLACKFRIDAY
  • H&M – 20% off everything and free delivery with code 6013
  • Harvey Nichols – 25% off Fashion, 15% off Beauty
  • House of Fraser – Up to 50% off across the site
  • Jurlique – 20% OFF sitewide + FREE Standard Delivery + COMPLIMENTARY gift wrapping Code: BLACKFRIDAY
  • Karen Millen – 25% off everything excluding leather
  • Kate Spade – 20% off your purchase with code SKYLINE
  • Kiehl’s – 20% off everything with the purchase of 2 or more products
  • Kurt Geiger – 20% off + free standard delivery on orders over £100
  • L”Occitane – offers across the site
  • Lancome – 20% off everything with code LANCOME20
  • La Redoute – 40% off with code: BLACKFRIDAY
  • Lavish Alice – 30% off code CYBER30
  • Lisa Angel – big discounts site wide
  • Marks & Spencer – Up to 50% off Selected Lines in Beauty, Lingerie, Sleepwear, Home, Toys, Books.
  • Models Own – up to 70% off across the site
  • Molton Brown – 25% off everything
  • Office – 20% off with code: WONDER
  • Radley – up to 50% off
  • River Island – up to 50% off with code BFRIDAY16
  • Schuh – up to 40% off selected lines
  • Selfridges – 20% off site wide & 10% off beauty with code SELFCCE
  • Sephora – 20% off across the site
  • Skinnydip – up to 80% off selected items
  • Ted Baker – up to 30% off
  • The Body Shop – 40% off with code: 19805
  • This Works – up to 25% off
  • Warehouse – up to 30% off site wide
  • West Elm – 30% off with code SAVENOW
  • Whistles – 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.

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 Rink boots 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 ASOS. 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 here.

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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 ASOS! 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

New Sunglasses from Vision Direct! #MyFaceShapeIs

Posted on August 9, 2016

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Hi Guys!

When it comes to accessories, sunglasses are definitely up there with bags and shoes for me. I have countless pairs of sunglasses and I pretty much never leave the house without at least one pair on me unless it’s raining!

I’ve teamed up with Vision Direct today show you my gorgeous new sunglasses which they kindly sent over, as well as let you know how quick and easy it is now to choose the best sunglasses for your face shape.

So let’s start by taking a look at my fab new sunnies! 🙂

I have the American Freshman AFS019 Cateye Sunglasses, which are now in the Vision Direct sale for a very reasonable £23.99 – what a bargain! These have a gorgeous wearable cat eye shape, with large style lenses that have a nice subtle gradient to them. The sunglasses also have a fun design on the inside of the arms which is quite unusual.

So how did I choose these? Well my face shape is oval / long so I always go for style such as a cat eye which helps to give width to my face. To find the best sunglasses for your own face shape though, Vision Direct have you covered – just go to they handy post where you start by selecting your face shape, then skin colour and hair colour, and they will show you which sunglasses are best suited to you – easy! It’s also worth mentioning there’s a 20% off discount code included in their sunglasses finder post too, so definitely check it out!

I hope you enjoyed my post, and don’t forget to check out the hashtag #myfaceshapeis on Instagram and Twitter 🙂

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

This post is sponsored by Vision Express

Do You Fancy Designer Goods Without The Price Tag?

Posted on March 4, 2016

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Hi Guys!

Happy Friday! I’ve got something a little bit different for you today – If, like myself you’re a bit of a shopaholic with a taste for the finer things in life, this brand new site could be right up your street…

Love The Sales is basically your one stop shop for luxury and high end sale bargains – the idea is that they’ve gathered together all the sale items across the internet – covering fashion, beauty, home, electronics and kids – so you don’t have to waste your time scouring over multiple sites trying to find the best deal. They have over 5000 top name brands for your perusal, including D&G, Alexander Wang, Georgio Armani and Clinique to name but a few.

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I’ve been doing a spot of window shopping on Love the Sales over the last few days, and I love that this site is so easy to use. You sign up via email or Facebook, then you complete your profile by adding brands you’re interested in, as well as your clothing and shoe size (you can also select multiple sizes if you wish) Love The Sales then does all the hard work by picking out every single product that’s relevant to you. This completely streamlines the shopping process – saving you both time and money.

The team behind Love The Sales have told me that shoes are their most popular item – and I’m not surprised at all! There are some serous savings to be had on this site; I spotted some gorgeous Kurt Geiger strappy heels that were originally £70.00, down to only £9.00! If only I could actually walk in heels I’d have snapped these up straight away! They actually have over 20,000 shoes to choose from on the site including amazing brands such as Kurt Geiger (one of my favourites, obviously) Michael Kors, DKNY and many more. I could literally spend hours browsing through them all!

I do also have a bit of a thing for handbags, and noticed a gorgeous Michael Kors Chevron Mini Messenger on the site – which I’ve had my eye on for a while. It’s an amazing bargain at £99.00 which is almost half price, and I’m so tempted to treat myself!

If you love a good bargain like I do, I recommend you check out Love The Sales, you won’t be disappointed! I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

This post is sponsored by Love The Sales

A Little Christmas Catch Up

Posted on December 30, 2015

Hi Guys!

I hope you’ve all had a wonderful Christmas and Boxing Day? And my thoughts go out to those affected by the terrible flooding too. We’ve been very lucky here in Norfolk, the weather has been quite mild over Christmas, but it’s been insanely windy over the last couple of days with Storm Frank starting to move in. I really hope things start to calm down across the country soon.

We’re now in that weird place between Christmas and new year, where it’s not Christmas any more, but things definitely aren’t back to normal yet. The tree is still up, most of us are still off work, except for those poor people that work in retail – I feel for you guys at this time of year, and my good self too as I work in social media. I do have a few days booked off at the beginning of January though so I can get a much needed break.

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I came across this on Facebook earlier from the hilarious Hurrah for Gin blog, that I think perfectly sums up this time for most of us. I’ve got to the point now where I’m actually looking forward to dieting, and I’ll have a post all about this in the next couple of days.

So, I hope Father Christmas treated you well this year? I received some lovely gifts including a bottle of Baileys, a massive bar of Lindt chocolate, fancy perfume and a shirt, and Fred has completely overrun the house with his new toys. This year it’s been all about Super Heroes, Lego and Star Wars. I spent the whole of Christmas Day afternoon putting Fred’s new lego sets together (like nearly 5 hours) only to have him instantly destroy them. Bless my little angel…

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Also, I may have treated myself to this gorgeous East West black shopper bag by Sophie Hulme, a few weeks before Christmas, as a little Crimbo present to myself. It was insanely cheap in the sale from Young British Designers, so I just couldn’t resist!

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And I also picked up this cute little guy, who I’m calling Hugo 🙂

In other news, I’ve seen quite a few Twitter polls spring up recently, so I thought I’d hold my own the other day, to find out what sort of posts you guys would like to see on the blog. I was actually quite surprised with the results –

I genuinely thought beauty would come out on top, but nope, lifestyle it is! I’m always looking for feedback and constructive criticism, so please do let me know in the comments (or via twitter) what you like and don’t like about the blog, I’ll be taking it all into consideration in the new year when I start planning my blog posts moving forward.

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And lastly don’t forget, you can win an INSANE amount of prizes in my latest giveaway, like £1800 worth of awesome stuff. Check it out here.

I’m looking forward to moving onwards and upwards with the blog in 2016, and I wish you all a fabulous new year! xxx

The Best Black Friday Deals And Offers

Posted on November 27, 2015

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Hi Guys!

Following on from my Just My Look beauty offers post, I’ve been scouring the web for the best of the rest, covering more beauty, fashion, home and everything in between!

I was going to categorise the deals under beauty, fashion, etc, but I realised this is going to be a nightmare when it comes to department stores and sites like ASOS that sell a massive range of products. So, below you will first see a list of stores with details of their offers and codes, then a few specific products I’ve noticed, and lastly a few freebie offers at the end. Enjoy!

Kiko Cosmetics – 30% off online and in store you can buy 3 get 3 free.

Beauty Bay – lots of different offers across the site.

The Body Shop – Use code 38911 for 40% off until Sunday 29th. Plus free delivery when you spend over £10.

Ciate London – 30% off all products and free delivery on orders over £75.

Cohorted – 20% off all products across the site. Use code BLACK20. Excludes beauty boxes.

Neom Organics – 50% off Life’s Little Luxuries set, now only £19.95.

OSKIA Skincare -20% off all full-sized products with free delivery. Use code BLACK.

NARS – 20% of using code TAKE20.

St Tropez – 40% off everything with code HOLIDAY40.

Models Own – everything half price.

Zara Home – selected items up to 40% off.

River Island – 20% off everything with code BFRIDAY15.

House of Fraser – up to 50% off across the store.

YSL Beauty – 20% off with code PRIVATE20.

Selfridges – use code SELFCCE for 20% off (10% off for beauty)

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Gemporia – 30% off site wide with code SHOP30. Active until midnight Monday.

The White Company – 20% off with code AH770.

ASOS – 20% off everything with code CYBER.

FeelUnique – 15% off with code BLACKFRIDAY15.

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LA ROCHE-POSAY CULT CLASSICS BUNDLE – the Serozinc and Effaclar Duo+ are the ultimate skin perfecting pair for only £12.00 – a massive half off their normal price at Escentual.

ROGER&GALLET – 40% off the entire Parisian range, including beautiful gifts and chic Christmas crackers available at My-Dermacenter.

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This deal is AMAZING! The Estee Lauder Makeup Artist Collection – was £294, now only £54!

Real Techniques Bold Metals Essentials with clutch bag, was £64, now £30 at Boots.

Sanctuary Spa Relax, Breathe and LetGo gift set, was £45 now £22.50 at Boots.

Origins Super Set worth £112, now only £55 at Origins.

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Moschino Teddy, was £80, now £40 at Escentual.

Ghost Girl Party Prep Set was £75, now £30 at Boots.

Emporio Armani She Eau de Parfum was £49, now £24.50 at Boots.

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Nails Inc – Sparkle & Shine set of 10 polishes, was £110, now £21.00.

And lastly a few FREEBIES!

FREE Clinique High Impact Mascara, RRP £17.50, when you spend over £40. At all Clinique counters or on Clinique.

FREE Darphin Hydrating Kiwi Mask, RRP £33, with any two purchases. At Darphin.

FREE Ojon Conditioner, RRP £18.50, when you buy any Ojon Shampoo. At Lookfantastic.

FREE Checks and Balances Frothy face wash, RRP £18.50, with any two Origins purchases. At Origins.

FREE Rock N Kohl liner worth £19 for this weekend only when you buy the beautiful Fallen Angel Luxury Palette. At Charlotte Tilbury.

Phew! I can’t believe just how many offers there are this year! A couple of years ago Black Friday was hardly heard of over here!

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx