Friday, 26 December 2014

BEAUTY| CHLOE SIGNATURE GIFT SET FROM FRAGRANCE DIRECT




Have you recovered from yesterday's food hangover? I am slowly getting there, but boy did I go in on the food. Christmas may be well and truly over, but the festivities don't have to end! In my house, we usually open our Christmas presents on Boxing day. One present that I was excited to open was the Chloe Signature gift set, sent to me from the lovely team over at Fragrance Direct! Now if you have been following the blog for a while, you know I have worked with Fragrance Direct before around the Christmas holidays. This time, I was happy to get this set and also a lovely Christmas cracker which included a lovely sample of  Narcisco Rodriguez eau de parfum W7 Deluxe lipstick in Chestnut.

The set includes a 75ml Eau de Parfum Spray, 100ml Body Lotion & 5ml Mini perfume. I haven't had the chance to review all of the items, but I tried the mini perfume and the smell is of high quality! Seriously I wish you could smell what I smell as the fragrance is divine. Think of a floral,feminine sent. It isn't over powering and you only need a little amount to make an impact. I guess if you wanted to for go perfume for the day, then the fragranced lotion would be a great option too.

I have heard loads about W7, an affordable make up brand, that packs a punch in some of it's products. I was happy to receive this lipstick as I am a lipstick hoarder, expect a make up look with this soon. he Narcisco perfume surprised me, I hadn't heard of the brand before but I really liked the scent, a cross between musky and feminine! This sample will be in my hand bag until I can get my hands on the full bottle. What did you get for Christmas?

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Thursday, 25 December 2014

LIFESTYLE | SANTA RUN WITH JOE BLOGS AND SIMPLY HEALTH



SANTA RUN BATTERSEA PARK


Merry Christmas boos, I hope you are having a wonderful day with your loved ones, I know I am. As it is the festive season and all, I wanted to share my experience of the Santa Run, in Battersea Park. I was invited to this event, by the lovely Joes Blogs. I have been enjoying these wacky, events. Remember the 5K Zombie Evacuation Run I did back in November? Well, this Race had a similar concept, however we were all dressed in Santa costumes and we had to run 6k instead around the beautiful Battersea Park. Although it was hella cold, it was actually a beautiful morning!

 I was joined by the lovely Olivia, and Hermonie from the Joes Blogs team. I am happy to say we completed the race and still looked fabulous after lol! I mean it was a tame and  race, so we didn't really break a sweat. We spent most of the race having a good old chat! I loved this event, as you could see everyone and their dog (seriously a dog took part) just get involved and have some fun. The purpose of the race was to raise money for Disability Snowsport UK. Additionally, we were sponsored by Simply Health to promote healthy outdoor activities this winter. It definitely was a nice way to spend a Saturday morning! Would you try this?
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Sunday, 21 December 2014

FASHION| KALEIDOSCOPE SS15 PRESS BREAKFAST





Last month, I had the pleasure of being invited to the Kaleidoscope SS 15 press breakfast, in the Balthazar,in Covent Garden. If you weren't aware, this was my second press event, from the brand. I was first introduced to Kaleidoscope back in June, and I was impressed then.

I was happy to say I was impressed with the range again! As soon as I entered, I was immediately greeted to the lovely PR girls who gave me a tour of the up and coming collection. There were a few pieces that caught my eye, the zig zag jumpsuit, the floral bomber, the leopard loafers and the leather dress. I really wanted to snap my favourite pieces, and take it home...but that would be stealing and that isn't a good look. 

We were lucky enough to have the Kaleidoscope buyers, talk to us about the inspiration behind the latest trends for the new season. The key trends for the SS15 season are summer prints which emphasises detail and aztec prints;whites and pastels;summer florals;colour blocking;utility and monochrome! Monochrome was by far my favourite trend, so expect a few looks on this the blog next season. What do you think of the collection?
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Sunday, 14 December 2014

LIFESTYLE| INSTAGRAM PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR #GIFFGAFFSNAPS

 
BESTLDN WALKS INSTAGRAM PHOTO TOUR
REST OF THE PHOTOS CAN BE FOUND ON MY INSTAGRAM:@JD_LWIG


If you know me well, you know that I am an Instagram junkie, so when I was invited to Instagram photo tour with Best LDN Walks I couldn't say no! Best LDN walks do unique walking tours around London, so if you are looking for something quirky to do, then check them out. The tour was also sponsored by mobile company GiffGaff, so if you were wondering why I was using the hashtag #giffgaffsnaps last month on some of my pics, that is why!

My photography group started our tour by the Imax in Waterloo and ended around the Piccadilly Circus area. We were led by photography aficionado Phil Hibberd from Photo Made Simple, who helped us with our photography skills during the tour. I was happy to be accompanied with my blogger pal Olivia, and other blogger peeps who made the tour extra special. Let me tell you that we both got really into the tour and were snapping and uploading pics, like there was no tomorrow! I deffo lost a follower or 2. 

The tour was interesting as it, not only allowed me to learn and express my interest of photography through a new medium,but I also got to explore hidden gems in London such as the Banksy Tunnel and the Skate Park in South Bank. Speaking of the Banksy Tunnel, we got the opportunity to ignite our inner graffiti artist and tag the walls! As the founder of FBL Bloggers, I obviously had to tag the #fblchat!

All in all, I had a great time and learnt these nifty tips for mobile photography from Phil. Have you ever considered a instagram photo tour?


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Monday, 8 December 2014

FASHION| CHRISTMAS DRESSES FROM GEORGE AT ASDA


CHRISTMAS DRESSES FROM ASDA

It is scary to think Christmas is around the corner! I mean how did that happen? No I haven't done my Christmas shopping, decorated my home or figured out what I am going to wear to my work Christmas party, which is this Thursday.... eeek! As you can guess it, I am a bit of an un-organised mess this Christmas, and I seriously need to find something affordable and fashionable for my xmas party!
Luckily, George at ASDA have a few options that have caught my fancy! If you know me well, you know I don't like to spend a lot but still look good. The thing with Christmas parties is that you end up spending loads and you never wear the outfits again! However, I am determined to find something versatile as I refuse to have another outfit collect dust at the back of my wardrobe. Above are some of the potentials I can rock this Thursday!
1)  ALL OVER SEQUIN DRESS £25.00- Truthfully, I never used to be a fan of sequins, but I really liked the look of this dress. It's a mini which is a plus and it is a little bit bodycon in shape. To style this, I'd wear strappy black heels and a simple clutch.

2) LACE PANEL PLAYSUIT-£16.00 - I love colbalt blue and playsuits! So this is such a pretty option for a Christmas outfit. I'd pair this with my leopard print court shoes, and gold box clutch.

The Bardot dress is such a classic and sexy option for a Christmas dress! I chose this dress in red because wearing black all the time is boring. Red is such a nice colour for my skin tone, plus it is festive.

4) BELTED CHAIN NECK JUMPSUIT-£20.00 -This jumpsuit is a wild card for me! I love jumpsuits, but I am scared that I can never pull it off What attracted me to this piece is that it is belted. As a curvy girl, I can't treally get away with anything too loose or shapeless as it makes me look bigger than I am. O like that there is a little bit of sexy with the keyhole cut in the top. I never really show my chest tbh, but I think this is enough flesh to be classy and sexy. How would I pair this, with my favourite chunky heels, red lippie and hair curled and swept to the side. 
 So these are my choices, which do you think I should go for?





*I worked with ASDA as a collaboration post.

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Monday, 1 December 2014

BEAUTY| TMART REVIEW FEATURING URBAN DECAY NAKED 2 PALETTE AND 6 COLOURED KOHL LINERS





FOTD 


Happy Monday, and 1st of December! I thought I'd get the week off to a great start with a beauty review and make up look, as it has been a while since I have done one. I was contacted by Tmart.co.uk, who are a Malaysian company and asked if I wanted to review some beauty items. After scouring the health and beauty section,  I decided to give their site a go and opted for the  12 colour Earth tone make up palette, which is £6.39 and a dupe for the Naked 2 Urban Decay palette. I also opted for the MeNow Multicolour 6 Colors Eyeliner Eye Shadow Pencil with Sharpener which was £3.73

The eye liner pencils are quite pigmented as you can see from above, I had trouble rubbing it off my arm, so hopefully the have a long wear on the eyes. I haven't had the opportunity to review the official Urban Decay palette, but this dupe was very good in my opinion. Not to mention very pigmented and great for the price.

In order to get a better feeling of how the products would look on my face, I did a quick make up look. I know it is Christmas soon, and everyone is going for darker colours, but I really wanted to do something bright and Grecian inspired, so I came up with the above look. On my lid I used: tease,suspect and pistol and added interest to the eye with half baked in the inner corners and tear duct. Instead of using a black kohl for my eye liner, I used the bronzed kohl which added to the softness of the look, but also helped define it. I added a pop of colour, and interest to the bottom lash with the lime green kohl liner. Finishing off the look, I used the colour boost lippie from boujouirs, to emphasise my lips.

To be honest, I don't remember exactly how  long the products took to come, as I received it a while ago. But, it didn't take ages and for the price there are some great bargains. Especially if you are on a budget. What do you think of my look and Tmart?
              


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