Outfit Of The Night: Black Lace Dress

Hi there my loveable readers. I hope you are having fun this Saturday night. The weekend is flying by and I need to get my blogging groove on so here is tonight's post.

Recently I attended a blog event and this is the outfit I wore ........

Dress ~ Everything 5 Pounds

Watch ~ Emporio Armani

Shoes, Tights & Eyeliner Pen ~ Primark

I loved this Victorian style babydoll dress so much that before I left that evening I ordered the white one too. Unfortunately this style is no longer available, but there are always great bargains on the E5P website so check it out here!

Link me up with your latest looks and outfit posts in the comments below.

Love to you all

CageCity Blogger Competition

Hey again today my loves. I have been browsing the CageCity website recently and they have lots of really funky and creative clothing items that I like. I noticed on Instagram that CageCity are having blogger competition where the winner gets to spend £120 on the CageCity website. I am certainly up for that so first things first I picked the item that I kept going back to on the CageCity website which is the Stylestalker Holographic Dress ~ £140.00

I like it's structured, futuristic style that looks to be a very flattering shape. It appears quite revealing on first glance, but it has a nude lining so keeps modesty in tact while still looking sexy.

I have partnered this with the ASOS Passing Me By Platforms ~ £55.00 as they have the kind of punch out style shown in the dress.

For an ultra cool addition I love this Missguided Marty Embellished Biker Jacket ~ £74.99

Jewellery accessories that would add to the futuristic factor of this look are these beauties. The Topshop Triangle Ring ~ £7.50

For a finishing touch to this stylish sci-fi inspired outfit I would add this Boohoo Boutique Emma Suede Metallic Panel Clutch ~ £20.00

So that's my spaced out look baby. If you are interested in taking part in this CageCity blogger competition please see the rules in this link!

I believe the competition ends tomorrow Sunday 24th November so hurry if you want to enter!

Good luck to those that do :)

Even if you are not going to enter this competition let me know your favourite CageCity items in the comments below. Also I would love to know your thoughts on my outfit above.

Love to you all  

November GlossyBox

Hi sweetie pies. Have you got an interesting weekend planned? I have nothing on the agenda today or tomorrow other than blogging and mooching around the house. My GlossyBox products for this month are sat next to me right now so I thought I would share my initial impressions with you. 

This elegant floriental fragrance is built around the Gardenia flower and is complimented by a full bouquet of fresh flowers including Italian Bergamot, Moroccan Rose, White Jasmine and Calla Lily. The scent is further enriched with Sandalwood, Vetiver, White Amber and layers of cashmere and sheer musks, completed with the rich bitter chocolate sweetness of Vanilla Absolute and Tonka Bean.

My Thoughts:

This is a very calming scent. It's quite pure and settling. I imagine this to be a scent for some who always looks presentable even if they are just lounging around their house at the weekend reading a book.

Instantly, complexion looks radiant and fresh, with a more even tone. Pores appear tightened and skin texture feels refined. Facial features look rested and skin looks younger and healthier. Tested on sensitive skin under dermatological control. Suitable for all skin types. Can be applied before moisturising.
- Hypoallergenic
- With soothing and fortifying Vichy Thermal Spa Water
- Non-comedogenic
- Paraben-free
My thoughts:
There are two samples of this in the GlossyBox. I am not sure why as I think trying three different Vichy products might have been better? Saying that though I have put some on my hand and it appears to give a lovely luminous glow. I am really looking forward to trying this out. I have added a link to Boots above, but this product is also available at other stockists. Please see here.
Idealia cream visibly smoothes the look of wrinkles. The skin texture appears refined. Skin feels softer and more supple. It reawakens skin's natural radiance for a fresh and even complexion. Vichy Idéalia is tested under dermatological control. Apply after cleansing morning and/or evening.
- Hypoallergenic.
- Uses soothing and fortifying Vichy Thermal Spa Water.
- Paraben free.
My thoughts:
Again I have linked to Boots above, but you can also purchase from other stockists. Please see this link. This product also has a slight luminosity to it. I am looking forward to trying it out with the product above. This is also available for dry skin which I am on my GlossyBox profile so I don't know why I keep getting sent products for other skin types? Here is a link to the dry skin formula.
Acetone free with vitamin E and moisturisers. 
My thoughts:
I have linked them above at Sainsbury's, but again they are available at many stockists. Please see this link. I will try these out, but usually I use nail polish remover that contains acetone to remove stubborn polish.

Micronized Eye Shadow - NECT is a highly pigmented eyeshadow that is completely nickel-free, paraben and perfume. The pigment is micronized to facilitate the application and to create an even and fine results. An excellent choice for lens wearers or those with sensitive eyes. Not tested on animals.

My thoughts:

I hope that you can see this product well enough in the photo above as I am pretty much as pale as this colour. When I swatched this on my hand I straight away thought of the moonlight. It's not ultra glowy or bright, but a really subtle pale shimmer shade. I think it would be great for the inner corners to brighten and open up the eyes making you look more awake or as an all over lid colour. It would be a good contrast against black liner and as the main lid shade for a smokey crease look. I don't think Emite Make Up is available in the UK at the moment and I am not sure on the price as there was no information card in my GlossyBox this month, sorry.

Irresistible softness and indulgent fragrance to pamper your hands all winter long.

My thoughts:

OMG this really does smell of chocolate raspberries. Instantly I thought of the chocolate raspberry creams that I will be devouring from our Roses tin this Xmas. The smell is quite addictive already. For this price too it's a winner so far. The cream sinks really easily into the hands with no greasy residue.

The products from Vichy, Yves Rocher and Emite Make Up are the most impressive to me at the moment in this box. This GlossyBox did come with a GlossyBox magazine, but no information card? I find that really useful to find more information in the products in the box, prices, website links etc so will we not be getting those anymore?

For more information on GlossyBox UK click here and for the US GlossyBox click here.

If you received a GlossyBox this month which products did you receive and are you impressed so far? Did you have an information card included in your box? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

Love to you all

Peacocks Haul: Jeans, Tops & Jewellery

Hi there beauties. Today I have another post for you which is a haul. I purchased some items from Peacocks a couple of weeks ago which I know I will wear a lot and here they are :)

These tops are such easy to wear items that I can match with lots of pieces that I already have. The material of the plain colour tops are a bit softer than the printed designs, but they all feel fine on the skin. They have a dipped back hem and are a 3/4 sleeve design. I really like the feature of the exposed zip at the back.

These jeans are a great fit and very comfortable. I just wish that Peacocks had this design in other shades. They actually go really well with the tops.

Pack of 10 Black Hair Bands ~ £1.00

I actually bought two packs of these, but I have opened one. They are very handy and great because they don't have the metal part which can catch and pull on hair.

These are great to add something to a dress or a top such as the ones above.

Fancy a snoop at what Peacocks currently has to offer then check out this link!

So that's it for this haul. Have you picked up any fabulous finds in Peacocks lately? If yes, let me know in the comments below.

Love to you all

Wholesome Bling Watches

Hi my lovelies and Happy Friday! Yay for the weekend, whoop whoop :) I had to go out this morning for an appointment, but now I am in the warmth of my home with nothing but blogging on my mind so here I go :)

While out I picked up from the post office a gift that was sent to me from wholesomebling.com

The gift that I chose from their watch collection is the Purple Glitter Fabric Watch ~ £24.00

Once I unwrapped the cute sticker and material tie from the tissue paper the even cuter jam jar was revealed with the same sticker design and my watch inside. All of the watches come in these jam jars so they make great gifts, especially at Xmas time.

I went for this design because I thought the glitz was appropriate for this time of year.

So here is the watch from above and below my wrist. As you can see there is quite a bit of excess material from the fabric so I twisted and tucked it in. The reason there is so much excess fabric is because I didn't put it on properly when taking these photos. The fabric that loops through the watch should be pulled down from behind the back of the watch so that you can slide your hand through so it's like a bracelet. You then pull and tie it so that it feels comfortable on your wrist. There are many ways to tie it up really. I think it just depends if you prefer the material more on show or tucked in. Both are easy to do. 

The material is 100% cotton and can be removed to hand wash with warm water and soap. Gently iron if desired too. A cloth or chamois can be used to buff up the shiny surface of the watch. 

The fabric is hand pasted onto the dial of each watch and no two watch designs are the same.

The watches come with a small or big watch face for £22.00 or £24.00 each. Mine is a big watch face.

All watches are free delivery in the UK and come with a one year guarantee. The watches are splash proof, but not waterproof.

To celebrate the launch of Wholesome Bling they are offering a 10% discount at the moment by applying the code New10%off when you checkout.

Why not check out all of the Wholesome Bling range in this link! I quite like the peacock and skull designs too.

Are you a fan of fabric watches? Let me know your thoughts and your favourite Wholesome Bling designs in the comments below.

Love to you all

Boohoo Winter Wishes Advent Calendar

Hi there gorgeous people. I hope you are having a great week so far. Time seems to be flying by so fast with festive spirits and good times to be had. Everyone is busy at this time of year, but it shouldn't be all work and no play. This is why outfits that take you from day to night are the best thing ever. Imagine you are at work, Xmas shopping or lunching with friends and you have a call or email to attend a party, drinks with friends or an event later that day. Trouble is you have no time to go home first to get ready. Have no fear because day to night outfits are possible.

I have been collaborating with Rob from Boohoo to create this fantastic advent calendar of accessories for this post. Each line of the calendar has a bag. I have chosen other accessories that I think will work well with each bag, but I thought why stop there.

I have chosen 6 dresses that are very wearable for the daytime, but will sail you through into the evenings festivities too. Each dress has been chosen to wear alongside my advent calendar 'Winter Wishes'.

Dress 1 (Doors 1-4, 1st Line)

I actually love this dress in both this design and the black and white reversed. See link for the other design. This has a real winter scene like snow fallen trees at night. I imagine someone who works in an art gallery wearing this by day and attending the coolest wine bar with friends by night. A truly sophisticated look. 

The boots I originally picked are no longer in stock so I have added the suedette version in the link above. 

The ring stacks can be worn with so many outfits. I would buy both sets to mix and match like the hardware on the clutch bag. There only appears to be silver available at the moment, but hopefully the gold will come back in stock. 

I would wear the tan belt to break up the dress and work alongside the boots.

Dress 2 (Doors 5-8, 2nd Line)

With the comfort of the knitted material comes sexy medieval style with this studded armour dress. 

The playful autumnal headband and over the knee socks will bring out your inner elf. The wine shade have now sold out. As an alternative I would pick the charcoal shade. 

The buckled boots match well with the dress embellishments too. 

Go from strolling in a winter wonderland setting to dinner with your beau.

Dress 3 (Doors 9-12, 3rd Line)

Who can go wrong with a LBD? 3/4 sleeves will keep out the chill at this time of year. This is a very girl next door look that could take you from Sunday lunch with your family to a few drinks at your local with friends.

The bowler hat adds a cute effect to the patent vixen boots. 

I have kept the style of the bag the same as in the calendar, but as that shade has sold out I have linked the cream above. This actually comes in a bold yellow too.

The cobalt nails are a welcome contrast against this muted palette.

Dress 4 (Doors 13-16, 4th Line)

With the bold turban and the tattoo tights this look has an almost mystical circus theme behind it. 

The boots, flowy smock dress and duffle bag make it easy to go from out shopping with the girls to a pamper night in.

Dress 5 (Doors 17-20, 5th Line)

This dress combined with the gold details of the shoes, bag and necklace portrays a classy vibe. 

Perfect for the retail girl who wants to party all night. 

The pink and purple are a great colour block combo.

Dress 6 (Doors 21-24, 6th Line)

This dress is such a hot shade. The sexy reveal of the shoulders along with the legs is gorgeous. For the up town girl at meetings all day that wants to see in the New Year in style.

The detailed boots, necklace and tights add a cool edge to an otherwise simple outfit.

The black tassel bag I originally picked has sold out, but this alternative clutch is just gorgeous for you to sparkle day and night.

I hope that this post has inspired you to find some day to night outfits. I am sorry that some items have sold out from the original calendar, but I think I have found some great alternatives and I hope you do too.

To look for your perfect day to night outfits check out boohoo.com! You may even find a few gifts for others :)

To win prizes at Boohoo check this link too!

Many thanks to Rob for working on creating my advent calendar :)

Let me know your favourite outfit and/or items from my 'Winter Wishes' advent calendar in the comments below.

Love to you all

Store Twenty One Mini Haul

Hi again sweeties. I am here today with another haul, but only a wee one of some basic tops. I went into my local Store Twenty One the other day and found these essentials.

Left: Raspberry & Brown Cotton Long Sleeved T-Shirts 

Right: Black & White Long Sleeved Cotton Stretch T-Shirts

These were all £3.99 each or 2 for £6.00 so these four were £12.00 all together. I was really in need of picking up some long sleeved tops to wear under jumpers. I prefer the stretch ones as they are a bit longer, but they will all be great for layering.

To sign up to the Store Twenty One newsletter check out this link!

Where do you shop for your basics? Let me know in the comments below.

Love to you all

Primark Accessories & 1 Skirt Haul

Hi everyone and Happy Sunday! I recently returned some items to Primark and of course I came back with some other items :) I thought it only fair that I share them with you so here they are.

Red, Blue, Grey & White Beanies ~ £2.00 Each

These are awesome for winter and to add a pop of colour with the red and blue to any outfit.

Green Mini Skirt ~ £3.00

It's a little big. I bought it in a 12 in the hope it would be a little longer. I think it will work okay with jumpers, tights and ankle boots.

Black Lace Up Wedge Boots ~ £18.00

I know these were already attracting fluff when I bought them, but I am hoping that when I roller over them they won't look so bad. These I can wear with so many outfits.

4 Pack Of Friendship Bracelets ~ 50p

50p is insane for these. That's 12.5p per bracelet. I love the designs. They are really fun.

Silver & Gold 3 Drop Layer Collar Necklaces ~ £4.00 Each

These are simple yet impact neck pieces that will make any plain top or dress look more expensive.

Primark have now upped their game by showing you products that are in store as well as Primania where everyone can show off their Primark outfits. For more info check out this link! 

I hope you enjoyed this haul folks. I know I will get my wear out of these items. Which Primark bargains have you picked up lately? Let me know in the comments below.

Love to you all

Xmas Wish List: The Watch Hut & ASOS

Hi lovelies I hope you are well. Today I have a few products that are on my Xmas wish list to share with you. 

Etail PR informed me that The Watch Hut is giving away £300 worth of ASOS vouchers to one luck winner and a £100 ASOS voucher to the runner up. 

The idea is to feature a watch from The Watch Hut on your blog in a Xmas wish list. As the vouchers are for ASOS I decided to pick some items to add to my wish list from there.

To check out the fab range at The Watch Hut check out this link!

For more information on Etail PR and this competition see this link.

Please note that this competition ends at 5pm today (Friday 15th November) !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Let me know what your Xmas wish list picks are in the comments below.

Love to you all

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