Thursday, 13 February 2014

Last minute Valentine's gift for your man!

I always think that perfume makes a great gift for a loved one, especially for your man. If yours is anything like mine he will very rarely purchase scent for himself, but is always happy to receive it!

One of my favourite male fragrances is Hugo Man. It is a sharp and extremely masculine fragrance with satisfying notes of patchouli, bergamot and musk. With its fresh scent it remains quite versatile and adaptable.
Hugo Man EDT 75ML Music Ltd Edition £37.00 is available from The Perfume Shop nationwide

A cool feature of this limited edition fragrance is it's link to music! HUGO Fragrances has collaborated with three up and coming artists – Kate Boy, Kasper Bjørke and Nina Kraviz – to reshape famous classic recordings for the new HUGO Man Music Limited Edition.

Each artist has selected a track which they have “turned upside down” to create an innovative cover. The result is a unique set of tracks that embody originality and the power of reinvention. Each fragrance contains a download code for the three exclusive upside down tracks. Downloadable from

I hope you all have a lovely Valentine's Day this Friday!
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Wednesday, 12 February 2014

OOTD: Black Lace

I purchased this lace jumpsuit quite a while ago, but only recently had the occasion to wear it for a friend's birthday drinks.
 Jumpsuit: Lipsy Kardashian Kollection (oh the shame) £75. Shoes: Manolo Blahnik (10 years old).
I have to say that I am slowly coming around to jumpsuits! As a tall girl with some curves I have always struggled to find playsuits that fit, but this one is super comfortable as it has a lot of stretch. I figured if Khloe can wear it so could I as we are the same height, though I don't quite have the Kardashian bottom to fill it (sadly).
Who wore it better? ;p

OOTD: Cropped

As I haven't done an OOTD in quite a while (and quite honestly I haven't had the opportunity to dress up in a while either) I thought I would share a few photos from a friend's bday party a few weeks ago. Please be kind!
Laser Cut Crop (with cut out back): Topshop £36, PVC pencil skirt: Topshop (sold out), but similar on Etsy. Booties: Kurt Geiger. Rose gold monogram necklace: Anna Lou.
 Hair was styled using my favourite Babyliss Big Hair (£44.99).
I always find it hard to wear neutrals without a tan so I used another of my favourites to give myself a bit of colour - SiennaX Q10 Bronzing Mousse £24.95.

Thursday, 6 February 2014

50% Off Mystic Tan with heidi klein

What a week it has been! Between the tube strikes, rain and incredibly strong wind that almost made
me take flight yesterday I am very ready for the weekend. With Valentine's to look forward to next week I feel far from ready to bear any flesh that has been hiding beneath thermal layers for months. If you are not lucky enough to be treated to a sunny getaway this Valentine's (or even if you are and need to start holiday prep) then why not join me in a Mystic Tan spray and give yourself that post holiday glow without breaking the budget?

A golden Mystic Tan at heidi klein is currently on offer for 50% off throughout February! Please contact the store at 174 Westbourne Grove, London on 0845 206 2000 and mention this promo. I will be booking in for this weekend to get a much needed bit of colour!

- Price was £27.50 now only £13.75 per spray with free scent

- Offer ends February 28th

His and Hers Valentine's Gifts from Braun

Apologies for my hiatus of late! Wedding planning and work coincided with the beginning of the year being spent on jury service, leaving me quite time poor and pretty exhausted! I was lucky enough not to be involved in some of the more well publicised trials currently on at Southwark Crown Court, but nevertheless it was a very emotional and draining few weeks. However, I have lots of things to update you on so look out for a little flurry of posts…

Today I wanted to do a little feature on some cool new gadgets from Braun that I was sent to trial before Christmas - a ‘His and Hers’ grooming duo featuring the Braun CoolTEC shaver and the SkinSpa epilator.

My fiancé, who despite my best efforts is only interested in grooming under duress, has been dutifully putting the new Braun CoolTEC shaver (£199.99) to the test. Braun’s CoolTec is a revolutionary new dry shaver that has been designed to minimise irritation, making it perfect for sensitive skin and since Luke has eczema I thought he would be the perfect candidate for trials. It’s innovative feature is an aluminium cooling bar built into the head to remove the heat created during shaving, thereby cooling the skin, minimizing redness, burning and itching sensations, and leaving skin refreshed. It also has an adaptable 3 stage cutting system to adjust to the contours of the face and a SensoBlade, which has been specifically designed to target and capture hairs growing in different directions.

In essence, all these fancy specs mean that this shaver works really well, giving a smooth, comfortable shave with minimal irritation. My fiancé is a sceptic when it comes to electric shavers, having broken various models due to his coarse stubble, but the CoolTec has been going strong! He has explained that it does take him a little longer to shave in the morning, when compared to a traditional razor, but the fact that he can use it in the shower (it is waterproof up to 5m) still saves him time overall (and makes me happy as there are no messy hairs left in the sink). Overall the best testament I can give is that he has actually started using it quite independently, so much so that the last time I unplugged the CoolTec charger to charge my toothbrush the CoolTec had quickly taken its place! High praise indeed ;p.

For my part I have been using the Braun Silk-epil Skin Spa (£169.99) over the last month, which is an epilator and sonic exfoliator in one convenient gadget. As you may have read in my previous reviews I am a huge wimp when it comes to any forms of pain, so I am always very cautious when it comes to epilation. However, every time I try a new epilator from Braun I am impressed by the progress that has been made, and this was no exception.

This epilator can be used wet or dry, which I find super convenient not only with regards to saving time, but also clean up. The fact that this epilator is so good at picking up short hairs was also a welcome feature. In fact, it can remove hairs 4 times shorter (0.5mm) than waxing and some as small as a grain of sand! The exfoliation brush is a great addition as it works hard to make your newly smooth skin even softer. The brush refines the skin 4 times better than a manual scrub with more than 3000 micro-vibrations per minute. I especially love to use it before applying fake tan as it leaves no oily residues, like some scrubs can, and makes sure my skin is perfectly primed.

More info on both of these grooming gizmos can be found on the Braun website here or on the Boots website - CoolTec and SkinSpa

Have you guys tried the Braun CoolTec or SkinSpa? What do you think of them? Perhaps it’s time to treat yourself (or your partner) to a little preening this Valentine's Day! xxx
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