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Sunday, 19 October 2014

Mallzee's Amazing App!

Always on your phone? Yeah, me too! I often get told "get off your phone" and "watch where you're going" because my face is always glued to my screen. I should probably take notice of the advice, as it might stop me walking into things on a daily basis. However, with the new Mallzee app, there's a good chance I'm going to keep walking into people/things/lampposts.

If you've read my previous Mallzee blog post, you'll already know I'm a huge fan of Mallzee. The fact that I can shop all my favourite brands in one place, with a personal stylist, all while chillin' in my comfys makes me squeal with delight. The fact they now have an app makes it even easier to dedicate some time to shopping… even while you're on the go!



So let me tell you a bit more about the Mallzee app;
  • Get all your fave brands in 1 place
  • Ask for opinions from your friends by sending them different outfit choices through social media
  • Create your own style feed for different occasions
  • Want to bargain shop? - Get notifications when your perfect outfit drops in price
  • Get all this whilst laying in bed? Say whaaaaaat?
Download the app HERE

Let me demonstrate to you a couple of places that you can clothes shop thanks to Mallzee:


At work…

Instead of having squeeze in a search of 50 websites on your coffee break, you can just shop all the brands in one place! Saves ALOT of time when you're trying to do a sly clothes shop…..none of your colleagues will ever know! ;)

                     
While drinking...... 

This is also highly dangerous
                            


When playing at the park...

Cue evils from 5 year olds
           

While your other half is trying to take a selfie....
"Smile for the camera"
"Soz babe I'm busy shopping"

                               
While chilling in bed…..
When it's miserable and raining outside, we can stay in doors! wahoo.

Why not download the app today and check it out for yourself?! It's easy and free! BUZZIN.

Friday, 10 October 2014

YouTube Friday!

Today's YouTube Friday goes to the amazing Ed Sheeran. Every time I watch this video it just makes me wish I could dance like that - even though I'm pretty sure I will NEVER be able to move like this lady. (FYI - She's Brittany from So You Think You Can Dance)

I don't really feel like I need to say much more, so take a look a the video below, and happy Friday!


Thursday, 2 October 2014

New York baby!

I've been back from New York 3 weeks now and I STILL have the holiday blues. I've been trying to come up with cunning plans of why I NEED to go back, but so far my boyfriend, my bank balance and my boss won't seem to agree to my plans. I'm not going to bore you all with a whole minute by minute diary of what I got up to in New York (it would take a very long time, the 3,000 photos on my camera prove this). So I'll just upload some main points!

I had to obviously go and see all the main attractions, which they were all absolute incredible. We were blessed with amazing weather, which made the 1,0000 miles trekking and site seeing even more enjoyable. I can't even say which one was my favourite because I was overwhelmed with them ALL. The view from the top of the Rockefella Centre is unbelievable and Times Square at night just gives you an instant buzz. If you're a TV or film fan, then you'll know that more or less everywhere you go, you notice somewhere that has been featured in a programme or film.

Some of the things we got up to were:
  • Shopping on 5th Ave
  • Top of the Rock
  • Empire State
  • Statue of Liberty
  • Ground Zero
  • Times Square
  • Biked around Central Park
  • Stalked Celebrities
  • Attended a Diesel show at NYFW
Statue of Liberty


Clearly just posing

Soho House NY

The Boathouse
View from top of the Rock

NYFW

Times Square


Bit of a blurry photo… but these are the lights shining from where the Twin Towers used to be.

View of the Empire State from a sky bar called 230-fifth

Where's good to eat?
I'm pretty sure everywhere you go in NY is good but I'll name a few places I went to that I like:
  • The Boathouse - a restaurant in the middle of Central Park, with a stunning view!
  • 230-fifth - The most amazing sky bar, they even give you blankets when it's cold!
  • Soho House - probably the best meal I had all week
  • The Hudson - as featured in Sex and the City - brilliant club with a great rooftop bar
  • Sushi Damo - a tasty Japanese restaurant with the best sushi I've ever had!
I'll be uploading another post soon which will be less pictures of me and more pictures of the beautiful sights of New york!

Saturday, 20 September 2014

New York Fashion Week

This time last week I was in one of the most amazing cities EVER. Yes, that's right, I was in New York. It's the first time I've been to New York and I was overwhelmed. Everyone tells you it's amazing, but you never quite know just what it's like until you see it for yourself. While I was there I was also lucky enough to attend the Diesel Black Gold collection at New York fashion week. I couldn't believe it myself either, not only was I in New York but I was attending fashion week!!



My next blog post will be about my adventure in New York, but this post is solely on NYFW!




The show from Diesel was amazing (as expected, obvs).  The collection kept the 'cool style' reputation that Diesel has, but it also gave that upmarket feel to the Black Gold selection. It was very rock 'n' roll but with a touch of elegance by featuring black leather and stud detailing, with crop tops and a-line skirts. "This collection is about a rockabilly girl gone New Wave", cited designer Andreas Melbostad backstage to journalists.


I even managed to keep my cool as celebrities such as Rita Ora walked straight past me.



I was actually surprised at the airport with news that I'd be attending NYFW, so as you can imagine, I didn't have much time to plan my outfit. As we were attending the show on the second day, I didn't have much time to shop either! Luckily, I'd packed some decent outfits and managed to get my outfit together! Plus, without even realising, the outfit pretty much fitted in with the show, with a girly leather look! Phew!


Top and shoes: New look
Skirt: Missguided
Bag: (which you can just about see, sorry) Next

Friday, 15 August 2014

Daring to be Bold!

I am in love with my new Ultra Colour Bold Lipstick from Avon. These colours are AMAZING. Not only do they glide on heavenly, but they also look vibrant and stay firmly in place. Avon have released 10 new colours in the Bold range, starting with the lighter nude shades and working up to the darker shades (I only have 8 shades below, but the other 2 shades are just as fab). My favourites are Power Plum and Fearless Fuchsia, the Fuchsia is an amazing barbie pink!


1. Fearless Fuchsia
2. Magenta Flash
3. Bold Bordeaux
4. Bright Nectar
5. Ruby Shock
6. Power Plum
7. Pink Punch
8. Rapid Rose

Below I have on Power Plum; with this colour you don't need a lot of eye make-up as the lipstick speaks for itself, I only applied one coat for daytime, but you can add some more coats for a more dramatic evening look. I always find a good lipstick can completely change your look. As the weather can't really decide what it wants to do at the moment, we can get away with wearing both light or dark lipstick.


You can order yours from an Avon Representative or through the Avon shop

Sunday, 13 July 2014

I'll Bring You flowers In The pouring Rain...

As I'm writing this it's chucking it down with rain, so I'm hoping by the time you're reading it, the sun has decided to show itself. To make myself feel better about the downpour in July (which is supposedly Summer), I decided to buy this gorgeous bright flowery dress. If the sun won't come out, I'll shine myself!

I've teamed this dress with a pair of black heels (which I wanted to just because they were new), but this dress also looks great with a pair of tan heels or some flat sandals for a more casual look. You also don't need to wear glasses with the dress, I accidentally look like I'm auditioning for a Specsavers advert.


Dress: Missguided
Shoes: New Look


 

Thank you Missguided for allowing some sunshine in our lives!



Thursday, 10 July 2014

Go Bright!

Another year another Summer! Head over to the Met Office to hear my views over the Summer on what's hot in fashion and beauty this year....

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/get-ready-for-summer/blog?blogid=9425




Monday, 9 June 2014

Festival Fever

So the festivals have started! There's no better feeling than the sun beaming down, cider in your hand, flowers in your hair and and dancing in a field to amazing bands with all your friends. I went to No Tomorrow festival in Nottingham on Saturday and absolutely loved it. The only down side is it's made me want to attend every single festival for the rest of the year. Unfortunately, I can't afford to attend every single festival, but if anyone would like to take me, please feel free to.



For anyone who hasn't heard of No Tomorrow, it's a festival held at Wollaton Park in Nottingham and included acts such as Clean Bandit, Sam Smith, London Grammar and Jess Glynne, plus DJs such as Duke Dumont and Artful Dodger. So as you can imagine I had pretty sore legs the next day from dancing non stop all day. Luckily after about lunch time, it decided to stop hammering it down with rain, and the sun graced us with its presence. The wellies definitely came in handy though, not sure my white converse would have been very happy with me if I'd have decided to take them along instead.

The other thing I love about festivals is you can wear whatever the hell you fancy. Jumping around in flat shoes and shorts is the dream. 


 Outfit choice
Jacket, shorts and jewellery: New Look
Top: Superdry
Wellies: Next

Saturday, 31 May 2014

Avon's Gel Nails

Anyone else got a gel nail kit that they've no idea how to use? Or is it just me? Don't get me wrong I love the machine and it made a great Birthday present (thanks mum). However, all I've done so far is manage to use it as a tanning bed for my hands. So as you can imagine, I was jumping for joy when Avon revealed they would be releasing their own range of gel finish nail wear, and you don't even need to use a machine! Wahoo!

                                 

The colour I have on below is called Very Berry. The shine that comes off these nail varnishes makes your nails look like you've just had them professionally gelled. They are a base coat, colour, shine and top coat all in one. What's even better is they dry in minutes, they come off with normal nail varnish remover AND they are currently only £3.50! Bargain! 

                                      

The gel finish varnishes come in 24 different colours. I'm off to get the other 23 colours before anyone else gets to them first.....

                                     

Friday, 23 May 2014

Raymond Blancs - LeManoir

Oh.Em.Gee. A couple of weekends a go I had possibly the best food I have ever had in my life. 2 weeks later and I'm still wishing I was there. My boyfriend, his family and I visited Raymond Blancs restaurant LeManoir in Oxford. It was for my boyfriends mums 50th and from start to finish the experience was amazing. The restaurant itself is just a spectacular thing to see (as you can see from the photos below). When we first arrived we were shown to a gorgeous lounge on some sofas in front of the fire, with cocktails and the tastiest canapes ever! After we had finished these we were taken through to the restaurant which was obviously laid out to perfection.

We all decided to try the 7 course taster menu, every single course was presented perfectly and tasted like little bits of heaven. I apologise for the lack of photos, I'd gone in there thinking I was going to take a photo of every course, but I got so info the food that after a couple of photos I completely forgot! The service was on another level and every member of staff made you feel extremely special.

                     
                    

                    

We even managed to spot a couple of famous people! I'm usually like the paparazzi when I spot a celeb, but as we were in a posh restaurant I decided to pretend it didn't phase me and left them to eat in peace. If you have a special occasion coming up, I'd definitely recommend attending here. Or add it to your 'things to do before you die' list..... It's definitely worth it!