Saturday, 31 October 2015

Birthday Night out in Rome wearing a Luxemme dress



I celebrated my birthday last week in the beautiful city of Rome and I was very kindly sent a black dress from the forward thinking fashion brand Luxêmme, which I wore on my birthday night out in the Italian capital.

The stunning Nyane Luxe Cut Out High Neck Dress is daring, elegant and chic. The dress is part of the limited edition range and also part of Anita Kaushik's AW15 range. Figure hugging and definitely flattering, the dress has an open back making you stand out from the crowd. The high neck is the most interesting feature of the dress and also what attracted me to the dress the most.



Although the dress is available in both black and white, I personally feel that black gives it a classic and timeless feel. It's perfect for a night out in the upcoming party season! Take a look at Luxêmme's wide range of clothing.



Earrings: Finchittida
Watch: Hugo Boss
Shoes: New Look

The Luxêmme fashion brand combines Parisian chic with Manchester street style, offering luxury fashion at an affordable price.

Thank you so much to Luxêmme for sending me this lovely dress for my birthday night out!

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Holiday in Marrakech



I recently went to Marrakech for a relaxing holiday but also to explore the city and the surrounding areas. I would highly recommend visiting Marrakech as a city break but it’s also great if you want to chill out, especially if you pick a hotel with a pool and spa. The transfer time from Marrakech airport to the city was only 15 minutes, making it great if you’re only staying for a few days as you’re pretty much in your destination within an hour of your flight landing. There is also no time difference to the UK, so no need to worry about jetlag!

I stayed at the lovely Medina Gardens hotel which was centrally located and only a 10 minute walk from the main square and souk. The hotel was perfect for relaxing as it had a main pool, a quiet pool as well as gardens where you could chill out in the shade. Another aspect of the hotel which I really liked was the hammam spa. During my stay I had a facial and a hammam treatment, which involves a skin scrub, mud mask and oils.

The main square in Marrakech is definitely worth visiting during both the day and night. At night, the square comes alive with enchanting storytellers, snake charmers, food stalls and magicians with crowds gathered around them. The square is buzzing with locals and tourists and is a must-see!

The souks are great to explore as it's essentially a labyrinth of 15,000 shops with hundreds of streets to walk through. It's fantastic for buying local pottery, oils and spices and clothes.

If you like an adventure, I would highly recommend a day trip to the Atlas Mountains. We traveled in a 4x4 with a tour guide and the  journey takes you into the panoramic and stunning Atlas Mountains. On the trip, I traveled through the Berber villages and mountains and got a real insight for how the Berber families live. I also tried mint tea for the first time and I'm not usually a herbal tea fan, but I have been converted as the mint tea instantly refreshed me and it's also really good for you.



On one of the last evenings in Marrkech, we spent the evening at So Lounge which is a bar in the famous Sofitel hotel. On the night that we visited, there was a live band playing and then dancers afterwards. It's a comfortable and luxury setting with table service for drinks so we enjoyed some nice cocktails!



Have you been to Marrakech before? What did you enjoy the most?

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Top 5 Boots lip products


In my latest video I talk you through my favourite lip products from Boots ranging from lip gloss to lipstick and balms.

Products mentioned:

L'Oréal Glam Shine Lip Gloss http://tidd.ly/4593cada
Revlon® ColorBurst™ Matte Balm in Sultry http://tidd.ly/4289e67d
Revlon® ColorBurst™ Matte Balm in Standout http://tidd.ly/4289e67d
Revlon® ColorBurst™ Lacquer Balm in Coy http://tidd.ly/4f3a0aa8
Benefit lipstick in Lady's Choice

Some of the above links may be affiliates.

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Favourites | September 2015

Image credit: variety.com


Autumn is here as we are now in the month of October and here are the things (and places) I have been liking, using and watching last month in September.

Marrakech

I went on holiday in September for one week to Marrakech. I've never been to Morocco before so it was great to explore a new country. Marrakech was perfect for relaxing as well as exploring the city and surrounding areas, as my hotel was in such a great central location. I loved exploring the souks, the main square and also the Atlas Mountains. I would recommend Marrakech to anyone looking for a cultural city break.

Downton Abbey

Whilst I was on holiday in Morocco the last ever series of Downton Abbey started! I love Downton Abbey and I have watched all six series since it started. I think I'm really going to enjoy this last series as it's set in 1925 where they show how the world was changing rapidly at that time.

The X Factor

Now that we are in autumn The X Factor has also started again and I love watching the show every season. I especially like the judges panel this year with a good mix including Cheryl who is my favourite judge! I have heard rumours that this year's X Factor is going to be the most fashionable ever, with Cheryl and Rita Ora wearing different designers each week.

Rituals Precious Mineral Foundation

Onto my beauty favourites last month - I was given a sample of the Rituals foundation when I went for my spa session and I have used it a few times and I really like the texture. It's not a really heavy foundation and if you put too much on it can be quite liquid like. You only need a small amount to blend into your skin and it's very light wearing and natural looking.

Sephora Colourful blusher in the shade No.5

When I was on holiday in Corfu earlier this year I bought a pink blusher from Sephora. It's very pigmented and long lasting and you only need a tiny amount on your brush to blend into the cheeks. So far I'm impressed with this blusher and it will last me a very long time which is great.

L'oreal Super Liner

I've wanted to learn how to do the cat-eye liner for so long and I've watched beauty vloggers do it hundreds of times so I decided to buy a good liquid eyeliner and practice doing it myself. The L'oreal Super Liner has a thin applicator which makes it easy to apply and so far I think I'm doing well with the cat-eye looks!

What have your September favourites been?