Sunday, 29 November 2015

Exclusive Christmas voucher giveaway with Luxemme

I'm working with one of my favourite fashion brands, Luxemme on an exclusive Christmas giveaway for all of my blog readers and social media followers! Luxemme are giving away free £15 vouchers and these can be customised with the receiver’s name, making them really lovely presents, stocking fillers or secret Santa gifts.

All you have to do is follow Luxemme on social media and then follow this link to order your free
Christmas vouchers today, which get posted out to you for free!

Facebook - /Luxemme
Twitter - @luxemme
Instagram - @luxemmeuk

Take a look at Luxemme’s lovely range of mini dresses. You’ll fall in love with a few I promise! Their designs are really fun and girly but they always have a sophisticated edge too. Their clothes just look really luxurious, and having shopped with them a few times I can say from experience the quality of the clothes is spot on.

Read my previous blog post on my Luxemme Nyane Luxe Cut Out High Neck Dress.

Sunday, 22 November 2015

How to get radiant winter hair

During the winter months, our hair can feel brittle and dry so it's important to stick to a good hair care routine to keep your hair feeling and looking shiny, glossy and nourished. Watch my latest video on how to get radiant winter hair, including my tips on how to keep it healthy and nourished with my product recommendations.

Products mentioned in the video:

Organic Argan Oil with Lavender 
Rituals Brilliant Bliss shampoo 
label.m Sleek Blow Out Cream
label.m Intensive Mask 
label.m dry shampoo 

What products do you like to use on your hair during winter?

Sunday, 15 November 2015

The World Goes Pop at Tate Modern

After visiting The World Goes Pop exhibition at Tate Modern in London a few weeks ago, I decided that I had to blog about it. My love of pop art stems from my GCSE Art days, which is when I was first introduced to the genre. When I heard that there was going to be an exhibition at Tate Modern, I thought it would be a great way for me to remember my art school days and also discover some more artists from that period.

What I like most about the exhibition is that it shows you a different side to pop art, hence the slogan - this is pop art, but not as you know it. Most of the artists I studied at school in this genre were American, but this exhibition shows you art from Latin America to the Middle East from the 1960s and 1970s, and how different countries and cultures responded to the global movement. Themes of politics, sexuality, the female body and protest are all displayed through pieces of artwork, across mediums such as canvas, wall installations and even pinball machines!

There are 10 rooms to explore in this exhibition, so give yourself a good couple of hours to walk through and take everything in. The room I found most interesting was room six which focused on Pop Bodies. This was around representations of the body and some female artists even found ways to express female liberation at a highly political time.

Tate Modern will be showcasing this exhibition until 24 January 2016, so if you get the chance to go, I would highly recommend it for any pop art fans.

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Sunday, 8 November 2015

Blogger meet-up in Leicester

I was invited to a local blogger meet-up in Leicester on Friday night and it was a great opportunity to meet fellow bloggers and network. Organised by Laura Hadland, the blogger event was fantastic with a few surprises for all that attended! Thank you to Laura for organising a great local event for bloggers. I didn’t know any of the bloggers that were going to the event, so it was great to meet new people and see what kind of different blogs people write for.

The event started with a trip to Danique Hairdressing, who were very welcoming to the bloggers. We were given delicious peach bellinis to drink and then sat down on the salon chairs to watch some fantastic hair tutorials. Keri (the salon manager) showed us some Fashion Fixes from label m (a haircare brand that I discovered at London Fashion Week earlier this year). These hair styles are quick fixes that allow you to change the way your hair looks with simple techniques. The staff at Danique Hairdressing were also kind enough to give us some goodie bags at the end, which included information on the Fashion Fixes, some label m products to try and a hair voucher).

After the hair tutorials we went to the Cosy Club for some dinner and had another surprise which was a goodie bag on each of our chairs! These contained special treats from some local businesses and the tote bags were handmade by Laura Hadland herself! The staff at Cosy Club also brought over a bottle of Prosecco for our blogger table, which was really nice of them. I enjoyed the buttermilk fried chicken served with chips which was delicious!

The final surprise of the evening was a trip to Meatcure. I had never been to Meatcure before but their hard shakes (milkshakes with an alcoholic twist) were amazing! We were treated to complimentary drinks at Meatcure and I tried the ‘Dirty White’ hard shake (Vanilla, Oreos and Amaretto). I would highly recommend trying the drinks in Meatcure – I’m going to try the food next time!

It was a great event and night out, so once again thank you to Laura for organising and getting various brands to sponsor the night. Thank you also to Sammy from Zig Zag Photography who took all the photos during the evening.

*Photography credits to Zig Zag Photography

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

The British Guild of Travel Writers Awards - What I Wore

I was invited to attend this year's BGTW Awards at The Savoy in London on 1 November - attended by top travel industry representatives. The dinner and the evening was sponsored by the Development Foundation of Armenia and the champagne reception by Pas-de-Calais-Tourism. The evening was a great opportunity to meet other travel writers, journalists and bloggers. It was great to meet travel and fashion writer Bonnie Rakhit, a former fashion editor and now a freelance fashion stylist and writer. I have admired Bonnie's work and her blog for a while ( so it was nice to finally meet her in person!

With Bonnie Rakhit

As the event was a formal one, I decided to wear a purple dress I bought last year whilst I was in Thailand. I don't own many floor-length dresses, but this one I had especially made for me so it was a good opportunity to wear it again. I paired this with jewellery from Jon Richard and a darker shade of lipstick to what I usually wear.