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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

A Stripey Dress Feat Persun Mall - Outfit Post

Necklace - Reworked Vintage & Accessorize
Handbag - Primark

I love a simple striped dress or top, I think its a really easy item to wear and accessorize. This striped dress from Persun Mall has gorgeous fluted sleeves and a cute peplum too. It came up pretty short on me so I chose to wear it layered over skinny jeans which works really well. Accessorised with some neon brights I think a simple stripe dress like this is perfect for Spring. What do you think?
Its also nice to give my little neon Primark satchel an outing, I bought it weeks ago and have been waiting for an outfit that it would tie in with perfectly and this was the one.
There's so many beautiful items at Persun Mall, it might take a little longer to receive as it ships from overseas but the prices are so worth the wait.
Here are some of my other top Persun Mall picks.

What I Wore to see Justin - Outfit Post

Pumps - Primark
Faux Leather Jacket - G21 at Asda*

This outfit is what I wore to see Justin Timberlake at the O2 - you can see my post here

I wore my gorgeous new Matthew Williamson necklace. He truly is my favourite designer, I love the detail and textures of all his designs including his range for Debenhams. I really hope one day to attend one of his LFW shows, I apply every year even though there's not much chance of  a ticket - but you don't ask you don't get yeah?? This necklace has the tribal look which is huge this Spring and I love the soft blue tone to it too.
It contrast great with my Peacocks Pink Boxy top. I love the colour so much, its such a vibrant fushia pink and the shape is so comfy and easy to wear. Its only £12 but the fabric feels so much more expensive and luxurious. It comes in white and black too and this boxy shape is all over the high street at the moment, I might have to add them all the my wardrobe.
I cannot wait for the Easter break - I have 4 days off work - WOO HOO!!!! I'm hoping for some sunny weather and gonna take lots of blog photos and finish my blog office makeover. It used to be my vintage bridal shop work/store room but I've closed my shop now so its gonna be my space to store my blog stuff and have my desk, camera equipment and huge pinboard for all my invites/photobooth photos etc that I want to keep. If a brand sends me a little note in a parcel I like to keep them all so they'll get pinned up there too. Cant wait to get a bit more organised. My other half is starting to get pretty annoyed with all my stuff all over the house. I might share some piccies when its all done.
Hope you all are looking forward to Easter too. Sadly I wont be eating many eggs as I am dairy 
intolerant :-((

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Justin Timberlake 2020 Tour with Debenhams PR

A few weeks ago I was invited by Debenhams PR to see Justin Timberlakes 2020 show from an Executive box at the O2 London - just your average Tuesday night yeah??? Me and my blogger pal in crime Annie were treated to bubbles, burgers and a pretty banging show! Justin was awesome! The show was a stunning mix of great music, fabulous lights and video projection and one hell of a performer in Justin himself.
My favourite moment was when the long stage platform trucked its way down the entire length of the arena and when the man himself got more up close and personal by coming right up the end of the huge platform to get closer to his audience! Amazing.
A great night was had by all and I owe a HUGE thank you so much to the lovely Debenhams girls for this amazing treat. You can see more info on what I wore including a gorgeous Matthew Williamson necklace on the blog tomorrow too.

Let me know if you made the 2020 tour??

Monday, 14 April 2014

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara - Monday Review

This is my first foray into Too faced products and I bought their Better Than Sex Mascara after hearing a couple of good things on Twitter. I think the packaging is so beautiful, I love the pink and gold. The packaging is full of claims that 100% saw Dramatic Volume and 100% saw Longer Lashes amongst other claims so I couldn't wait to try.
The wand is a standard shape and a large size and comes out pretty fully covered but on occasion a bit clumpy. It definitely gives a very thick coverage that's much more night out lashes than everyday for me. BUT - for a night out it did make my lashes look fuller and longer with ones coat, even better with two coats and it definitely creates a really dramatic look, so for that I love it.
My usual mascara is Benefits They're Real which has a more natural coverage but takes so much work to get off at night which I find annoying. This mascara has a thicker coverage but comes off easier - go figure!!
I love it. I have been wearing it non stop for blog outfit posts and outside of work for nights out. Its a top end product costing £20 but I reckon it will last me ages and it is a product that achieves its claims too. I think I would treat myself to another one when this ones runs out if my purse can afford it.
I was also given a sample of Too Faced powder primer and bronzer so keep your eye out for another Too Faced review soon.

Are you a Too Faced fan?? Whats your favourite product??

Sunday, 13 April 2014

A Gluten & Dairy Free Chinese Friday Night Takeaway

Last Friday my husband and I had a Chinese Takeaway night in thanks to Ilumi . We were sent a box full of yummy Gluten, Dairy and Nut free Chinese dishes from their new Chinese range, after enjoying their Boost Your Energy Week Diet so much previously - see my review here 
We were sent Cantonese Style Chicken, Chinese Style Chicken and Mushrooms, Sweet Five Spice Chilli Pork, Beef in Black Bean, as well as lots of rice sachets and two gluten free Celia Beers too.
We added some baby corn to the mix and you can add any fresh vegetables you like to these dishes.
Our favourites were the Cantonese and the Northern style chicken dishes, which were both richly flavoured and really tasty. We also liked the Beef and Black Bean dish which had a nice spice kick and plenty of beef in it. The Pork dish was a very spicy dish and a little too hot for our palettes, but for spice lovers it would be a treat. All the dishes take 2 minutes in a microwave and don't need to be stored in the fridge.
All the Ilumi dishes tasted fresh and homemade and I really love that. Plus being Gluten and dairy free they are great for people with intolerances like me but my husband happily enjoyed the dishes too.
Do you fancy your own Ilumi Chinese Hamper where you can win everything we ate and drank above to try yourself??
Well you can win just that in my Ilumi Giveaway.
Enter using the widget below. Competition closes Sunday 27th April at Midnight!

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Vintage Bee Necklace DIY Tutorial

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