Friday, 19 December 2014

Join in the Text Santa Campaign with!

Text Santa is ITV’s charity fundraiser appeal which runs every year in December. It aims to raise money and awareness for six selected charities to make a difference at the most special time of year.......Christmas!

The chosen charities for 2014 are:

The appeal first started in 2011 and last year saw over £5million being raised to help those in need.

This year online retailer are getting involved in the campaign and have a range of loungewear for kids and adults for sale, with a minimum 25% donation from each sale going to the Text Santa appeal which will be shared equally between the six chosen charities. You can see the full range here. I love the women's T-shirts featuring festive illustrations by Ben Mosley and the pink snowflake print onesie is fab! If you're stuck for last minute Christmas gift ideas please take a look at this range and join in with the campaign!

The Text Santa telethon will be on ITV tonight at 8pm so make sure you tune in! I will be watching in my pink 'Text Santa' onesie* and texting in my donation.

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Rock On Ruby Blogger Christmas Party!

A couple of weeks ago I attended an exclusive blogger's Christmas party hosted by fashion brand Rock on Ruby.

If you haven't heard of Rock on Ruby yet....WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?!?! They have stormed the blogosphere this year and all the top bloggers have been pictured wearing their slogan tees. You can pick from the collections already available (Mean Girls collection, music tees, Christmas, unicorn and fairytale to name but a few) or you can create your own slogan and have it printed. You can even get your blog name on a tee or sweatshirt!

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Binky London Nail Polish Review & Reader Exclusive Discount Code!

I have a HUGE collection of nail polishes and I love trying out new brands to see if I like them better than some of my favourites, so when I received a bottle of Binky London Nail Polish* in the colour Mocha I couldn't wait to try it!

Made in Chelsea's Binky Felstead launched her own cosmetics brand in December last year starting with just 8 nail polishes in two different finishes. Now she has a complete cosmetics line available to buy from with prices as low as £2.95. 

I received a gel finish nail polish in the colour ‘Mocha’ from the newly released Autumn/Winter range. All Binky cosmetics products are made in the UK and this is reflected in the retro style logo on the bottle. The brush is very good quality which makes the application of the polish quick and easy. Neither too thick or too runny, the consistency of the polish is just right. It dries quite quickly (mine was touch dry within about 15 minutes) and two coats is enough to give a good coverage. The polish gives a lovely glossy hi-shine finish which is expected of gel nail polishes.
I found this Binky nail polish to be hard wearing and long lasting. My job is office based and I spend a lot of time typing on a keyboard which you would think would mean chipped nail polish within a day or two, but I got about 5 days wear from one application before I had to remove it and reapply. For a budget nail polish I think this is really good going. 
Overall I’m impressed with this nail polish and I will certainly look at adding more colours to my collection. 
If you’d like to try some of these nail polishes, then Binky London have kindly given me a 10% discount code to share with my readers. Just enter PP10 at the checkout when ordering on to claim your discount.
What do you think of the Binky range? Let me know in the comments below if you make a purchase!

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Perfume Gift Guide For Christmas With Fragrance Direct - Featuring YSL Black Opium, Gucci Guilty, Jean Paul Gaultier Classique and Elizabeth Arden Provocative Woman

It’s that time of year again when you’re struggling to decide what to buy people for Christmas. Some people are really easy to buy for and others are pretty awkward (yes, you know who you are!) 

One gift that I always enjoy receiving is a gorgeous new bottle of perfume – as long as it’s a scent you know the person will like then you’re on to a winner! I’ve joined forces with the lovely people at Fragrance Direct to bring you a little guide to some of the most popular new and classic fragrances for women to help you with your Christmas shopping.  

Saturday, 6 December 2014

ghd Limited Edition Rose Gold V Styler Review

After 7 years (or maybe even longer!) of using the same ghd styler (an IV) I thought it was time to upgrade before they decide to pack in and leave me with a head full of frizz one morning! Ever since I got my first ghd’s I knew I would never need to turn to another brand again. The difference they made to my hair was amazing. However, my trusty IV styler was starting to look a bit worn and after many years of use I was needing to go over sections of hair a couple of times so I knew it was time to get a new one. But which one to choose!?!?

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Dainty Daisy Jewellery - Cute and Pretty Stocking Fillers

I love discovering new brands and supporting local businesses, so I was pleased when I discovered Dainty Daisy Jewellery on Twitter. Based in Manchester, this home run business stocks cute and delicate pieces of jewellery such as earrings and bracelets, and also gorgeous bright coloured make up bags.

I was sent this Rose Gold Cupid Arrow Bracelet* by Dainty Daisy Jewellery which I selected from their website. I love rose gold at the moment and, if you haven’t noticed already, I have a bit of a rose gold theme on my blog this week (keep an eye out for another one this weekend!) This pretty little bracelet has a delicate chain and features a cute cupid’s arrow measuring approximately 1.5cm in length. It’s perfect if you’re not into chunky jewellery and have little wrists like me.

Check out the website here to browse the collection with prices as little as a few pounds and free delivery on all orders over £20. I have my eyes on the rose gold heart pretty!

What do you think of this bracelet?  

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Thomas Sabo Rose Gold Charm Bracelet From Joshua James Jewellery

I love the way that jewellery and accessories can change the whole way an outfit looks, complimenting it in a certain way or making it come to life. One of my favourite brands is Thomas Sabo - I have two bracelets and a necklace which you can add charms to from the huge collection available, and I love the way you can mix and match the charms depending on what you wear that day. 

Thomas Sabo is one of the world’s leading jewellery companies for women and men. The brand, which was founded by Mr Thomas Sabo in 1984, has grown rapidly since then and now offers approximately 2,000 products including jewellery, watches and even a signature fragrance. Since the launch of the highly successful Thomas Sabo Charm Club in 2006 its popularity has rocketed and most people I know have bought a charm bracelet for themselves or as a gift. There’s something for everyone in the collection – ranging from colourful and fun novelty figures to special keepsakes and elegant jewel-encrusted charms.

2014 has seen the brand launch a new ‘Karma Beads’ range comprising of a bracelet named the ‘Wheel of Karma’ and 72 different beads to collect. Similar to the Pandora charm bracelets which I’m also a huge fan of, I think this will be another huge success for Thomas Sabo as the world just seems to be in love with charm bracelets at the moment! Joshua James have compiled a list of their top ten selling karma beads which you can see here. My favourites are the White Pearl and Rose Quartz Karma Beads.

The newest addition to my Thomas Sabo collection is this beautiful Rose Gold Charm Carrier Bracelet* and Rose Gold and Pink Zirconia Charm* from Joshua James Jewellery

I'm a little bit obsessed with rose gold at the moment (expect some more rose gold themed posts on the blog later this week!) - it's so pretty and elegant and really suits every skin tone. This bracelet is available in silver and yellow gold as well but the rose gold is definitely my favourite. 

I chose the Pink Zirconia Charm to add to the bracelet as I think the colour really compliments the rose gold well. The charm is the perfect size, measuring approximately 1cm, which just adds a little bit of detail to the bracelet nicely. You can of course purchase more charms to add to it, but at the moment I quite like just the one charm – this is the beauty of Thomas Sabo bracelets though, the charms are so easy to clip on and off depending on what look you’re going for. The quality of the bracelet is excellent and the fastening feels sturdy and secure. These bracelets are also available in different sizes which is great for someone like me with tiny wrists! So often I can’t wear bracelets as they are too big and aren’t adjustable but this feels like it’s been made to measure. This one is a size small (16cm) and it fits me perfectly.

The bracelet is available to buy at Joshua James Jewellery for £55 and the charm is £45. Joshua James Jewellery is an official stockist of the Thomas Sabo range and they also offer free next day delivery on all orders – perfect for those of you who are doing your Christmas shopping online! I have my eye on the stunning pendants next  – I think I will be putting one on my Christmas list!  

Do you have a Thomas Sabo charm bracelet? Are you a fan of rose gold?

Monday, 1 December 2014

Manchester Arndale After Dark Event - Featuring My Perfect Party Dress From Oasis

Photo courtesy of the lovely Georgie at She Dreams
Thursday 27th November was the date that Manchester's fashion bloggers couldn't wait for - the Manchester Arndale's 'After Dark' event. An evening which promised to be full of glitz and glamour and a chance to be picked as one of the top 10 dresses which would go on display in the Arndale Centre for the public to vote for their favourite. 

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