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Company Magazine Bloggers Style the High street event 2014

Last night I was lucky enough to spend my evening at the Company Magazine Bloggers Style the High Street event. As you can see myself and Sam found both of the photo-booths as soon as we got there!

This is the first of its kind for Company magazine and hopefully not the last, where the clothes on the catwalk were chosen by a group of well known bloggers, and who also styled the outfits to their own tastes. The venue was perfect! It was spacious and created a really nice atmosphere which was calm and fun.

Throughout the collections you saw a lot of faux fur, knitwear, coats and sparkles. I have included some of my fav pieces from the catwalk. Enjoy :)











Links to the bloggers sites:

* Patricia Bright
* The Little Magpie
* Coco's Tea Party
* EJ Style
* The Golden Diamonds
* Pages by Megan
* She wears fashion
* Hannah Louise F

To top such a great evening off, we walked away from the event with a lovely goodie bag packed with wonderful things which was a delight to rummage through the next morning.


Autumn/Winter the fluffy way

Wherever I turn I see fluffy keyrings, fluffy skirts, fluffy shoes, fluffy tops and fluffy coats. I have to say this trend is most definitely growing on me more and more, enough that I bought my very own keyring only yesterday. Some will love this trend and others will be thinking what's the big deal?
Many of us add multiple textures to our outfits without even giving it a thought, by wearing something like a leather/pleather jacket and a denim skirt. This autumn /winter we are seeing a lot of FLUFF and brushed fabric and not just in the normal colours we are used to wearing this time of year. Amongst the black and burgundies there are pastels. Yes the pastel colours we loved oh so much spring/summer are still appearing.
I'm not sure how I feel on wearing a whole fluffy outfit, top, skirt, coat and shoes, but changing up your wardrobe and adding a bit of fluff to it can add that little something extra. I feel it can make outfit look a bit more interesting and different during th…

Highlighting my face in autumn

Having a very heart shaped face I tend to feel the need to contour and highlight in order to get some definition into those 'chubby cheeks'. During the warmer months I tend to not use highlight as the natural sparkle of a dewy (sweaty) face does that for you. Now it's October and getting a bit colder my base is moving to the more matte look with a nice blush, and a touch of highlight. The man for that and what I am reaching for on a regular basis is my YSL Touche Eclat.
I have a few fav highlighters that I go between however the finish of this makes it my number one for a liquid highlight. It's supposed to cover dark circles and everything however I still need to use concealer first, I guess my bags are too dark. Once its applied I like to dab it into the skin and it gives a very subtle touch of highlight, nothing too in your face. Its very easily wearable and could even be applied without a mirror as it blends in so quickly and effortlessly.
If your happy to spend £25 o…

OOTN and my Lady Gaga artRAVE experience

I couldn't wait to wear my new skirt out, and what a perfect night to wear it. When going to music events at the O2 I don't like to not be covered as I find it can get a little chilly and by teaming some tights with the quite thin top was a good shout for when it got warmer. I seem to use this bag all the time wether it goes with my outfit or not......maybe a new one is in order? As soon as we entered the VIP walk way I asked my mum to snap a shot of my outfit and there were quite a few people behind us so had to hurry hence the slightly unfocused pic.


Top- River Island (sale) £7 Skirt- River Island (sale) £12 Tights- Primark (pack) £3 Boots- Topshop (old)  Bag- Whistles £40

The show was spectaular to watch, even for someone who isn't a fan there was so much to watch and take in. The only way I could possibly explain it was that it was like a circus. Dancers everywhere with crazy costumes, huge inflatable flowers, glitter, lights, balloons, the lot. Gaga had a hand full of costu…

Post trip into town- beauty wishlist

Georgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation-(£34.50) 
Make up from a brand like this is always going to feel luxurious but this really does feel lovely. It feels velvety and smoothes onto the skin nicely. It contains no SPF so great for photo taking and can be built up to a very high coverage foundation. This has been on my list for a while however after swatching it again yesterday it made my want more intense.

Ciate Mini Mani Manor- (£49) 
Advent calendars are something that we all get as kids, and adults. But now I can't have anything containing dairy this seems perfect for me. I am a shellac lover however do give my nails a break every now and again and also paint my toe nails. It works exactly like any other advent except you get a new nail varnish every day!!! wowza!

Jo Malone Nectarine Blossom & Honey- (£40 for 100ml)
I've always wanted to own a Jo Malone fragrance because they are so worth the hype. As soon as I smelt this I instantly fell in love. Anything fruity and I'…

It's all in the blend

I remember back in the day when I was starting secondary school I used to only wear a white and a bright blue eyeshadow. I would only apply it to my eyelids and not blend in any way and of course, I used to use the free sponge applicator. On special occasions I used to have half white and half blue...cool ey!?
Oh how times have changed, and over the past four years I have tried and tried to perfect my blending technique, as I feel there is nothing worse than eyeshadow packed on without a good blend. I was reading a blog one day and watching the Youtube video that was linked which showed how easy is was to blend out your eyeshadow. Since then it was my mission to get it right. 
I purchased the MAC217 as beauty bloggers at the time were raving about it and I have to say it has been one of my holy grail eyeshadow brushes since. It is so versatile that you can put eyeshadow on the lid by just sweeping it across the lid, or it can be also be used to blend. However my favourite thing to use t…

Taking your face off....with water?

Nothing feels nicer than taking your face off after a long day. The fresh baby faced feeling I enjoy oh so much, however getting your make up off includes a lot of effort and I do not look forward to that part. Especially for people like myself that only wear waterproof mascara. I have always wanted to try Bioderma which on the grapevine is the best cleansing water. From one reason to the next I have never tried it so when I spotted this 'Garnier Cleansing Water' in my local Boots I grabbed it and thought why not. 
I have used this product for quite a while and have had three bottles since my first purchase. So the fact I have repurchased says enough about how much I like it. Taking your base make up off with this is very quick an easy and I use around two cotton pads for my whole face and neck. If its a day when I have packed on the mascara then I have to use a least 2 pads per eye. I hold them down on my eyes, have a little dance around for ten seconds maybe a little sing son…

Pink lips, bold crop and dodgy photography

So another weekend is over and getting closer to the big day in December. I swear I am an adult but I love Christmas and I have to admit I am getting excited. Anyway I hope that you all had a lovely weekend full of laughs, food, trips, shopping, friends and family which is the standard menu for my weekends.I really did appreciate the weather this weekend however even though it was nice and sunny, there was still a chill in the air so my attire needed to be versatile for both weather conditions. I kicked myself for leaving my sunglasses at home but hey ho, good job I had put SPF on my face. 
Outfit details:
High neck crop top- Topshop - This is new and I am in love! Very sixties/vintage looking which is right up my street and a gorgeous bright mustard colour. The material is thick so its nice and warm but being a crop it keeps you cool when the sun comes out.
Leigh Jeans-Topshop - My trusty jeans that I have had for ages and ages. Probably for too long, but they are just so comfortable an…

A bath with the 'Zoella Fizz Bar'

I'm more of a shower person really, but everyone that knows me will agree that I'm a sucker for bath bombs. Anything that transforms a normal mundane bath into something a bit special then I'm there. I'm normally spotted with a Lush bag in hand, however when I was wondering around Superdrug last I spotted the Zoella Fizz Bar. I had seen her range on various YouTube channels and Blogs and wanted to try something anyway, so naturally the Fizz bar came home with me.
The packing of this product is lovely and includes rose gold detailing which is very cute. The product itself smells very fresh and is white in colour. I felt like I was in charlie and the chocolate factory opening this as it's shaped like a slab of chocolate (which makes the product even more inviting, to me anyway). I chose to put two squares of the Fizz Bar into the bath, and as it fizzed away the smell filled the bathroom. The feel on your skin is silky smooth and the fragrance stays on the skin for age…

What's on your lips? - Autumn edit

I am normally sporting an orange/red on my lips, MACMorange one of my all time favourites. However since the shift in weather I have found my taste in lip colours have  changed. I have been enjoying a nice pop of colour more so vintage pink through to dark plum, all of which I have more multiple times this month and will continue to up to christmas I'm sure. 



1-Combo of MAC 'Please Me' and MAC 'Tread Gently' Tendertone:
I was having a look through my large lip products box the other day and came across the MAC tendertone lip balm that I had had for a while. I decided to team it up with MACPlease me just dabbed onto the lips and rubbed in with my finger. The colour of Please me gives a, my lips but better look, and with the Tendertone over the top adds a little shimmer and a glossy look. I really like these two products together and feel they really compliment each other for a nice fresh nude look. Pretty, easy and quick  
2-Collection 2000 Cream Puff in 'Fairy Cak…

I say YES to cucumbers !

Myself and my mum like to follow the advice from the lovely Caroline Hirons, that you don't need to break the bank on a moisturiser. Although I'm sure its lovely to use one that costs an arm and a leg I would prefer to use something more affordable. So I have kept this is mind from that day and am always looking for something that is affordable and does what it says on the tin.
I found this whilst browsing around my local Boots and spotted this new section of 'Yes to'products. They have a range for all skin types depending on whether you have sensitive skin, normal to dry, combination and acne-prone, fine lines and wrinkles and lastly uneven skin tone. 'Yes to' are 95% natural and are paraben, SLS and phthalates free. I chose to go with the sensitive skin moisturiser as my skin can be a little unpredictable when it comes to new products and I am just best going for it if it's available. 
After using this for a week now I can honestly say I look forward to app…

My Autumn go to eyeshadows

When I finally tear myself away from the pastel nail varnishes and a neutral quick and easy eyeshadow routine from spring and summer, I like to go with some nice colourful Autumnal vibes to see me through to winter.
I really enjoy adding colour to my eyelids in autumn, especially with these colours that I have in my go to quad right now. All of these eyeshadow are MAC and they are kept in a MAC quad pro pallet.  


Descriptions from the above picture:
Antiqued (Top right)- This is one of my newest eyeshadows and am yet to use it properly. However saying this I am wearing it tomorrow for my boyfriends birthday meal so I will get a snap of how it looks and post it on Instagram and Twitter. I was drawn to this shade in MAC the other day as I had been seeing so much red/burnt red on the eyes and lips in various magazines and loved how it looked. I was torn between Antiqued and Cranberry and went with this as it has a slight bronzed colour running through it instead of literally just red which …

"Are you wearing false eyelashes"

So I have a small confession to make.... this post is late due to the fact the GBBO final was on and also TOWIE and I am kind of a big fan of them both. I am sorry. I hope you forgive me and my taste in television.
-Right on to the post-
I have always had a struggle with my eyelashes. I call them 'cow eyelashes' as they just stick forward and do not enjoy being curled. They are very stubborn and with some products refuse to hold any sort of curl. I used to use the Loreal Telescopic Waterproof until it was discontinued and I nearly cried when I walked into Boots that day and saw the rack completely empty. I went in there originally to buy a mascara so I walked away with the Loreal False Lash Telescopic Waterproof as I thought I might as well give it a go. I had my doubts when I first opened it and saw the brush as I haven't really ever liked a rubber applicator. It does helps to hold my lashes well all day and can be layered lovely without looking spider lash. It is tough to …

I want BIG hair!

Hi all!
Hope the weekend was a goodern for you all and you enjoyed the sun that was around in the Kent area. Was a glorious Sunday!
Do you think bigger is better? I have always lusted over people with lovely full, bouncy hair. So I purchased this combo from Feel Unique hoping for that exact effect.
What is my hair like: My hair is thin and long, but I have lots of it so it gives the illusion that its thick. If I'm not careful it can look quite limp and flat if I just leave it without doing anything. I have tried countless products that have left my hair sticky, clumpy and greasy and was desperate for something to work with a more natural feel.
I have been using this product for a year now and this is my second lot because I loved it so much. It's quite a rich formula and if I use it too often it can be too heavy for my hair and it becomes greasy quickly and doesn't have a very nice bouncy effect. I'm into a routine of using this on a Sunday/Monday and then on a Thursday/Fr…