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Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Marc by Marc Jacobs | The feeling

This post was sponsored by VICE


Directed by Matt Lambert and shot in Northridge, in San Fernando Valley, California, “The Feeling” is an ode to the long, hot summer days of youth, surrounded by friends, full never-ending nights and continuous sunrise. The short-movie is an anthem of the growing up in Southern California, the friendships that build when idling together and a celebration of the hedonism of amazing parties until early morning. 

The Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring Summer 2015 eyewear collection transmit a powerful attitude, that is young, fierce and intense, captured in the vivid geometric and rounded sunglasses, that cater to confident non-conformists.
These sunglasses feature daring shapes in crystal shades, which blend 70’s design inspiration with a contemporary feeling of lightness and movement. The color palette includes visually intriguing shaded effects in a range of transparent hues, including shaded blue with blue lenses, shaded pink/yellow with pink lenses, shaded blue/yellow with light blue lenses, as well as the classic black with grey shaded lenses and Havana with brown shaded lenses.

The new sunglasses are available at Marc by Marc Jacobs boutiques, high-end opticians and top department stores. You can also shop the collection here. So what are you waiting for? Go and take a peak!

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Braun Silk-epil 9 epilator review!

Hey guys! For this post I'm collaborating with BRAUN to review their Silk-epil 9 epilator! I've never used an epilator before and always wanted to try out the next step up from just the usual razor. To be honest - I didn't know what an epilator was until Braun approached me! 
At first, my nerves were a bit restless, it's only been about a year since I started shaving with a razor, before that I was a 'hair removal cream' kinda girl. So going from the cream to the razor then on to the epilator was a bit daunting for me. Nevertheless, I plucked up the courage to try it out. (See what I did there?) The sound when you turn it on did scare me a bit to be honest but I didn't let that put me off giving it a go. I think that's what I'll stick to with this product, just the leg. You can use in other areas as well but I was confident enough to go for just the legs.
For those of you who are like me and don’t know what an epilator is, it essentially plucks the hair  from the skin using multiple tweezers at the same time, whereas using a razor just cuts the hair above the root. This product is best to use before going on holiday I think as it provides long lasting results. At first stroke, I could feel the massaging rollersstimulating the skin so it wasn't as painful as I thought it would be. I'd give it a 5/10 for the pain ratio, again, I've not used a product like this before so it felt a little bit awkward and weird. Thanks to the 40% wider head, the Silk-epil 9 took a lot of the hairs out in one stroke, so the process was much quicker - great if you are short on time like me most days!
I also really appreciate how it comes with a pivoting head, which makes going around the body contours less nerve racking. The slower speed make it much less daunting for a beginner like me, it'salso perfect for my sensitive skinAnother handy little thing - this epilator has is a light. Perfect for seeing where you have gone over and any hairs you have missed. This is such a great little extra add on to have as the lighting in my house isn't the best. The Silk-epil 9 can also be used in the bath as it is water tight up to five metres! I'll definitely tryepilating in the bath as it's meant to give me a more soothing experience.  I’m also looking forward to trying  the exfoliating brush attachment, which works to get rid of any dead skin to make my legs extra soft!
Overall, my experience with the epilator was far more positive than I expected! It wasn't painful but of course felt funny on my legs as it was my first time. I can see the long term benefits of using the product more frequently. So I'm happy to give this product a 8/10! You can get yours here from boots or check your local boots stores too!  RRP from £149.99

This post was kindly sponsored by Proctor & Gamble.

Thursday, 21 May 2015

&Other Stories wish list

& Other Stories is one of my favourite stores. Such classic pieces, rework on the iconic styles and minimal palette. I thought I would put together some pieces which are currently on my wish list and what I'll be picking up on my payday! Enjoy!

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

With love, from Carnaby...

Items marked with * were gifted

Dunagrees & Top - Brandy Melville* | Trainers - OFFICE* | Sunglasses - Spitfire via. Size?*  
Socks - Stance*


Last week, Lorna and I was invited down to Carnaby by Sisteris to talk a bit more about one of my favourite places in London and to go on a mini shopping spree! All that I am wearing in this post (apart from the socks) were all bought from Carnaby! It was such a fun way to get to know the stores more and learn more about what Carnaby has to offer.

There is also an event next week too - 28th May where Carnaby holds it's famous 'shopping party' where you can get 20% off in the stores and there are loads of awesome little events happening in store and amazing goodie bags if you come dress to impress! The party is on 5pm - 9pm and not only is the 20% valid for the stores but also the restaurants and bars too.

This time around the event is in collaboration with Grazia magazine and the event has a lot offer! There will be a live 'photo shoot' where you can have the chance of featuring on your own front cover! You can then share your best snaps with #Carnaby #ShoppingParty on social media platforms to in a chance of winning a goodie bag worth £200! There will also be fashion trend talks on the 2nd floor in Kingly Court which will include a live stream of a fashion seminar on Google+.

To find out more about what other cool stuff is happening on the night click here.

If you're about definitely attend! It's an event not to be missed! Sign up for your ticket by clicking the photo below!

This post was in collaboration with Sisteris & Carnaby