Saturday, 22 November 2014

FASHION|SUPERDRY PRESS DAY ALSO FEATURING RARE LONDON,PRIMARK AND ASOS


SKIRT-PRIMARK
BELT-PRIMARK

You may have seen from my instagram, that I have been busy with press events this month. One of the first press events I went to this season was the Superdry SS15  preview, which was held at the flagship store in Regents Street. As SS15 seems like light years away, I was excited by the range and wanted it to come quickly so I could buy,buy buy. Some of my favourites were the embellished Denim pieces! Deffo the cute dress above which would look great with my Superdry leather jacket, that I wore in this post. I was also excited to see the tie dye muscle tees, they had a variety of colours but the orange really caught my eye. As per usual, the leather jackets were on point! I was excited that the classic bento box beauty box had gotten an upgraded. I have had a few in the past and they make the best presents! All in all this was just a small snapshot of the range and I can't wait until it launches.

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Friday, 21 November 2014

LIFESTYLE| #CURRYSZOMBIERUN WITH CURRYS & JOES BLOGGERS










I have a slight irrational fear, that one day the fabric of society will collapse. Technology will turn against us, and a horrible plague will turn us into brain eating zombies.Well on the 1st of November my worst nightmare came true! Well not exactly, I was face to face with Zombies, but that was because I took part in the #curryszombierun. Lemme tell you a little more about this fun activity, I agreed to wake up in the early hours of the morning, travel all the way to North London (Allianz Park to be exact) and run 5K! Yes 5K for a  zombie evacuation race! Anyone, that knows me knows that I hate long distance running, it causes me to sweat which isn't a good look. However, I need to keep fit and I needed a fun incentive to do it, and this seemed right up my street, as I like a challenge.

In a nutshell, the premise of the evacuation race goes a little like this: The whole of the UK was hit by a disease which had caused regular citizens to become flesh eating zombies. The runners, were the unaffected civilians  who were trying to avoid the zombies and follow the army to the "safe zone". As the swarms of zombies were everywhere, and were dying to tear into us, we had to be quick and run away from them. See where the running is involved. If we were caught by the zombies, we would become one of them, and our only chance of a cure were blue vials which were slim to find.

We were provided with three Velcro tags in order to survive, if all of them were taken, you became a zombie. The lovely guys at Currys were also sponsoring the joes bloggers blogging team, and we received wearable tech, to monitor our race. I received the Garmin vivo fit band.Unfortunately, I didn't get a chance to pair my band to my phone, but I will have a play with it later on.

 As soon as the horn went, I sprinted off! I did quite well as I am quite the fast runner. But silly me didn't pace herself so I fell to the back a little, panting like a pig. I did quite well up until a  I was ambushed, in the middle of the race. Or as I like to call it, the barbed wire showdown! I tried to use other people as my shield,but my plan messed up and my tags were stolen, which meant I was a zombie. Basically, I was untouchable and had to find blue vials if I wanted to "survive". I found none.

The course was okay, I mean you didn't have to run all the 5K, only when the Zombies came out. But it was really tricky in areas. You had to be careful as there were dips, bushes, twigs and barbed wire. I think my two favourite bits of the race were the black room and the final showdown on the field. The black room, consisted of a totally blacked out warehouse, where the zombies were lurking but you couldn't see them. I sprinted my way though it and wasn't caught.. although it didn't really matter as had lost my tags way before. But I did it for pride and I beat these two fitness dudes. so yay me. 

The final showdown basically consisted of punters jerring us on in the outdoor stadium adn zombies everywhere we looked. Now remember when I said I had lost all my tags, well one zombie dude was kind enough to give me one, so I was back in the game! However, I soon thought rookie mistake Jess. I then realised, ran like hell, twisted, turned and dodged my way past the swarm of zombies until I was ambushed just at the end. I thought shit! I was nearly there... so in the end I didn't survive. But it was all good as I had a sick time and kept fit.

It is really hard to explain how much fun I had, so luckily Ceri from the Ginger Warrior made a video on the day:  You can also read more about this day here on the Currys blog:http://techtalk.currys.co.uk/computing/bloggers-take-on-zombies-using-smart-tech/


All in all it was a fun day and definitely a good way to enjoy Halloween. So how about you, would you take the challenge?
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Saturday, 15 November 2014

FASHION | TARTAN X GRUNGE IN SHOREDITCH 2 FEATURING SELECT FASHION ,H&M,NEW LOOK AND EBAY






Tartan! I love you boo, you are definitely my staple trend this season. I swear my wardrobes are bursting with everything tartan  . Also remember when I said that I didn't have a hat head, well I totes believe I do now. I love my floppy hat from Select fashion, which was at the time an investment I really didn't need, but with this cold weather I think it is definitely an investment piece. Are you a tartan fan?



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Friday, 14 November 2014

FASHION| BLOGGERS PJ DAY (CHILDREN IN NEED) #bloggerspjday







 Leopard Onesie-Primark

Every now and again, I like to give back to people less fortunate. I often opt for creative projects as I feel that this is an interesting way to build awareness of a good cause. This time I am apart of the #bloggerspjday project. Me and a couple of bloggers are raising money for Children in need and supporting the casue by posting an OOTD in our pjs or onesies. Since I have just got my new leopard print onesie from Primark, then I thought it was the perfect time to showcase it and give back to charity at the same time.

If you would like to donate please follow the instructions here:

 visit https://www.justgiving.com/bloggerspjsday



Also check out the other bloggers posts here:
Rachel http://happylittlesyllables.co.uk / @rachelcdailey
Emily http://ems-trends.co.uk/ / @epblogging
Becca http://www.polkadotnotebook.co.uk / @becca_j_goddard
Amy http://www.cocktailsinteacups.com / @teacupcocktails
Yasmina http://thejulyjournal.blogspot.co.uk/ / @itsyasminaa_
Doris dorislife.wordpress.com / @msjaggah
Charlotte http://justmsmaxwell.com/ / @justmsmaxwell
Beth bethtinkerbell.co.uk / @bethtinkerbell
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Sunday, 9 November 2014

BEAUTY| THE BODYSHOP'S GLAZED APPLE RANGE



ALL CAN BE FOUND AT THE BODYSHOP
  1. Glazed Apple Bath Jelly-£10.00 c/o The Bodyshop
  2. Glazed Apple Shimmer Lotion-£8.00
  3. Glazed Apple Home Fragrance Oil-£4.00
  4. Glazed Apple Lip Gloss-£7.00
  5. Glazed Apple Body & Room Spray-£7.00
  6. Glazed Apple Lip Balm-£4.00
  7. Glazed Apple Hand Cream-£3.50
  8. Glazed Apple Body Butter-£13.00
  9. Glazed Apple Soap-£2.50
  10. Glazed Apple Bath Sprinkles-£7.00
  11. Glazed Apple Shower Gel-£4.00
  12. Glazed Apple Body Polish-£10.00
  13. Glazed Apple Sparkler-£15.00
  14. Glazed Apple Eau De Toilette-£8.50 


You know the other weekend I was taking a stroll down Oxford Street and to my surprise I was hit by the copious amounts of festive lights. Now it took me a while to register what was happening, but then it hit me, it is nearly Christmas time! Now like any other person, I love Christmas, I love the food, the warm snuggly evenings with my loved ones and receiving presents. However, as I am an adult I need to buy presents for other people, and the thought of that strikes fear into my heart and my bank account.

This year, I don't think I am going to struggle thanks to The Bodyshop and their new Christmas Range. You may have seen on my instagram, that I visited the Bodyshop Christmas showcase for work. As I glanced at the delectable range, I was instantly hit by the aromas of the new scents which included Vanilla Brulee, Frosted Cranberry and Glazed Apple.  Sounds tasty right? I almost had to remind myself that these were beauty products and not yummy desserts!

I would love to write about the whole Christmas range, but I was given a few pieces from the Glazed apple range; which is one of my favourites next to Vanilla Brulee. I received the Glazed Apple Bath Jelly, which retails for £10.00. All you need to do is pop a few scoops into your bubble bath, with the help of the cute wooden spatula. The spatula has a little ribbon on it, which is helpful so you won't loose it. I enjoyed a cheeky bubble bath using this! And oh my god I was in heaven. As soon as I stepped into my bath, I drifted away into the glazed apple goodness. I almost didn't want to leave my bath, as I was so relaxed.

To finish off, I moisturised with the Glazed Apple Body Butter. Now if you are a fan of the Bodyshop you know that their Body butters are the bees knees, and a staple to any of their collection. As a person who has sensitive and dry skin, I have tried out nearly all of the Body butters. I was pleasantly surprised by this body butter. It was creamy, which was to be expected and moisturised my skin well. The smell was gorgeous!  I didn't feel I needed to wear perfume as the body butter was had an aromatic apple scent, that got me a lot of compliments.

Looking at the whole range, I think any of the pieces would make a lovely gift or stocking filler for any beauty obsessed loved one. The 14 piece range retails between £2.50-£25.00, which I think is very affordable for the quality of products you are getting. What I also like about the range is the packaging. The Bodyshop have really stuck to the festive theme with the little Christmas sparkles and red ribbons on the packaging. Which I think makes this range that extra bit special. 

Have you tried the Glazed Apple range out? Will you be buying it for a loved one for Christmas?

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Friday, 7 November 2014

FASHION| TARTAN X GRUNGE IN SHOREDITCH FEATURING H&M,MANGO,EBAY AND PRIMARK




BELT-PRIMARK


Today is my 24th birthday, now in the past the prospect of getting older scared the beezejus outta me. But this year I have embraced it, mainly because I have been working on a lot of exciting projects this year. As well as evolving emotionally, my style has been evolving. I am leaning towards an edgy look and I wear darker colours more!  I like the more edgy Jess, I am not sure how long it will last though.









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Wednesday, 5 November 2014

LIFESTYLE| BLOGGERS TEA PARTY


SELFIE WITH THE ORGANISERS| OLIVIA AND NADJA

L-R| STEPHANIE,LUCY,TOM AND ME

SEGUN,ME&NICOLA

NECKLACE-EBAY|SKIRT-FD AVENUE|WEDGES-EBAY





REPRESENTING FBL BLOGGERS



You know, I have been blogging for almost four years and if you are a regular follower to LWIG, you'll know that I frequently attend many industry events. However, sometimes it is great to step back and interact with only bloggers and forget about networking with brands. That is exactly what I did last month, when I was invited to the bloggers tea party, which was hosted by the lovely Nadja and Olivia.

The Bloggers Tea party was hosted at Drink,Shop Do in King's Cross. I loved the place as soon as I went there, it is so quaint and kitch and the Red Velvet Cake, along with the Hot Chocolate were absolute heaven. I spent myself mostly mingling with my hint hunt buddies, but I was so happy to meet some new bloggers especially Lucy who was an absolute character who brightened up the room!

The girls provided us with a lovely goody bag from brands such as Sleek Make UP, Make Up Revolution, So...?Fragrance, Giovanni,Palmers, Balance me Beauty, Ciate,For You skincare, Dr Bonner's Natural Soap and Jason. Phew, that was a lot of brands!! All I can say is well done girls and I am looking forward to the Christmas Event.
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