Hey beauties and a Happy Sunday to you all. This is a fashion and beauty filled post as I attended the Bloggers Love Fashion Week Day 1 on Wednesday night. I couldn't make it in the end to Day 2, but I want to share with you the many fabulous brands that I met.

This jewellery brand boasts a variety of delightful pieces to suit all. With something for vintage lovers and more statement pieces for a bolder look as well as their boutique collection of sparkling colour. Iridescence also provide many other accessories.

I was offered to choose a piece which I will feature on my blog soon.

It was a pleasure to meet and talk with Peter Simone the founder and creator of the Peter Simone skincare line. Peter explained that the brand and the team behind Peter Simone develop products under the three main principles that the brand was founded upon: Beauty, honesty and quality. These are represented in the three rings circling each product to not only look gorgeous on display, but also remind you of these core principles.

Peter provided me with 3 sachet samples. If I feel I have enough product to review these samples for you I will of course.

I met the lovely Sabreena from Norenzo who creates handmade floral pieces such as hat pins, rings and bracelets which are so different from other jewellery brands. Norenzo also have a dazzling array of costume jewellery including bracelets, necklaces and earrings.

I have been kindly gifted a piece which I will be featuring soon.

Just Trade are a fair trade brand founded and developed since 2006 by working on projects with communities from Peru. Combining traditional craft skills and materials simplistic yet beautiful pieces are created along with more playful items such as the Badger and Rabbit Pendants carved from Tagua nuts (also referred to as "Vegetable Ivory").

I have been gifted with something from the Just Trade range which will be featured soon.

Gossimar Wings made bloggers literally want to bathe in their jewellery with this quirky approach to jewellery display that I loved. With an extensive range of pieces that include jewellery that are statement, fashion, handmade and delicate so that no jewellery lover is left behind. Amy Childs amongst other celebs is a fan. New pieces are added to the site daily.

I have been given the opportunity to be gifted a piece which once it arrives I will be happy to share on my blog.

I myself as a child was brought up with the mindfulness not to waste things. If they couldn't be re-used for their original intended use I would usually find other purposes for them. With regards to fashion I am never afraid to wear things in my own way whether its a top worn back to front or a necklace over a hat. Get Clobbered however take upcycling to a whole new level by creating pieces such as those shown above. Why give up on fashion items that are no longer in their original state. Perhaps we should all make more of an effort to change our throw away society and re-use once treasured pieces.

Comb are the fashion app helping you to discover where to find those items you are lusting after. Ever seen an item on someone in the street or in a picture and want to know where it's from? Snap the item on your phone, search on Comb and find what you are looking for or something similar. Over 3 million products are on Comb so you have a good chance at finding your fashion essentials. Once you find the item you can share it with friends or groups for opinions and to perhaps shop together while you chat. Of course there is the option to buy so happy appy shopping!

Comb gifted me with some sweets so my boyfriend enjoyed those too :)

It was great to be shown by Miisa Mink Creative Director and one of the Founders of Mink & Stone the process of how easy yet exciting it is to create your own bespoke jewellery from Mink & Stone.

I have been given online credit to create my own piece which I have already done. I will share it with you once it arrives.

The Niki P collection has a beautiful array of scarves and handbags that have exquisite print designs. I met the designer Nicola Pearson who talked me through the creative designs on display at #BLFW. I loved many of them, but I think the bird print and owl print silk scarves were my favourites. Such beautiful quality.

Tuff Love have a fab collection of digitally printed silk scarves and tops, as well as limited edition prints and accessories. Naomi Tuffery who I was lucky enough to meet is the Printed Textile Designer and is as bold and beautiful as her designs. I think every piece I viewed at #BLFW could be classed as unisex as they are very wearable to both genders, although there are a few pieces exclusively for women.

I have been gifted with a piece which I will be featuring on my blog.

With a clothing and accessory range influenced from places all over the world Joe Browns have many unique items with features such as bold colours, bright patterns and distinctive 3D detail while still maintaining high quality and fab silhouettes. For original style that will bring your wardrobe to life Joe Browns has it covered.

I was given a surprise gift which is a bracelet that I opened on returning home. I can not find it on the website so I think it may be out of stock now.

I met Sue Seddon who created the handy Kease gadget as a solution to never losing your keys again.

I have been gifted and so will go more in depth about Kease in a future post.

Kryptik Rose are a fashion and accessory brand that I recently featured on my blog in this holographic post here. There are some really quirky, bold and bright prints in the Kryptik Rose collection, including some humour.

Kryptik Rose had sent me a piece to wear at #BLFW, but it didn't arrive until it was too late so I agreed to still feature it on my blog which I am of course happy to do. I was also gifted a piece from the Kryptik Rose SS15 collection which I will share with you too.

This all-natural eco-friendly lip balm combines high quality ingredients. 

This is a multipurpose moisturiser which I have been gifted with and will of course review for you.

Magnitone brushes claim to offer softer, brighter and clearer skin in just 7 days.

I have been gifted with one of their brushes and will follow up with a review for you.

I am definitely into herbal teas. I usually have two a day (green tea with mint ~ am and green tea with jasmine ~ pm). 

I have IBS which means I have daily bloating, stomach aches and sorry if it's TMI, but constipation, diarrhoea, headaches, nausea, flatulence etc etc .....

Detox teas have been doing the rounds lately, but I haven't really tried any except Slimatee & Digestee which you can read my reviews of here.

I think the main reason I get put off by detox teas is that I fear I will not be anywhere near a loo when the laxative effect takes place.

SlendertoxTea is a 100% herbal, organic tea. 

The Daytox gives you increased energy, increased metabolism, beats the bloat, weight loss and a colon cleanse.

The Sleeptox reduces blood pressure, helps you to relax, beats the bloat, weight loss and a colon cleanse.

The Slendershake is a breakfast/lunch meal replacement to assist is weight loss, improve energy, help digestion and be therapeutic to the skin.

Slender Slimming Patches can help you lose up to 2/4 pounds per week. They are waterproof with 100% natural ingredients and no chemicals.

I have been given the tea, shake and patches to try so I will review those for you.

There are also Slender Coffees within the range if you are not a tea drinker.

I pretty much missed the fashion show as I was so busy chatting with brands. I think I missed some brands out too, but it just got so busy so hopefully I will see them at another event :)

I hope you enjoyed getting to know lots of brands in this post and as promised I will follow up with blog posts of my gifts.

Many thanks to Danielle and all the brands for a great night and my gifts. It was great to chat with you.

Love to you all

Vicky xx


Hey sweeties. I have some very sad news to tell you ...........

E.L.F. COSMETICS are closing down and currently have a sale on up to 70% off everything. I am so sad to see such a great brand go :(

I have just placed my order and missed out on lots of items so order now!!!!!!!!!!!

Image not my own.

Love to you all

Vicky xx


Hiya beauties. I have another post for you sharing my first impressions of the 'Step Into Spring' GlossyBox.

This is an organic peeling milk from Spanish eco-brand Naobay that removes dead skin cells and brightens the complexion.

Massage gently with only a little pressure over damp skin.

When I first heard the word peeling I thought this seemed a little scary, but by the sounds of it it's like an exfoliating moisturiser hybrid. I love the earthy packaging.

With a cobra head-shaped wand to create length and dramatic volume for inky black eyes.

Zig zag the mascara from base to tip when applying.

I do love a mascara that can tick all the boxes. I love length, curl, volume and a jet black pigment. The packaging is adorable. This is my first Essence product so I am excited to try it out.

This hydrating duo repairs brittle tresses while replenishing lost nutrients. Hair is left stronger, sleeker and looking twice as thick.

Massage the shampoo into wet hair and rinse. Squeeze out excess water and apply the conditioner. Leave on for 2-3 mins before rinsing.

I have previously used other Dove haircare products and loved them so I am sure these will be a treat.

Free of toxins is this quick drying neon pastel nail lacquer in a light mint cream shade.

After applying a base coat apply two coats of this nail lacquer. Run hands under cold water to dry your manicure.

This is an okay shade, but it doesn't excite me too much. I like the packaging, but the sticker on the bottom has been placed on a bit haphazardly. I do like that it's cruelty free, but I can see more exciting nail lacquers in their range.

A moisturising sheer tint lip balm with superfood ingredients for a lip enhancing effect.

I am still unsure if I like the scent/taste as it has the classic Carmex scent with added sweetness. The product does feel very moisturising on the lips from trying it out today and the colour is actually a really nice glossy berry shade that is somewhere between a tint and a lipstick in pigmentation. It really is lip enhancing making your pout look plumped and kissable.

I am really pleased with this GlossyBox. My only negative is the chosen nail shade.

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

Love to you all

Vicky xx


Hi loves and Happy Friday! Thank goodness for the weekend eh? It certainly has felt like a long week.

Today I have a fantastic duvet set to share with you that I ordered from Wowcher for £12 plus delivery so it was £16.99.

Image not my own.

It's from GROUNDLEVEL and comes in 3 shades of red/black, red/white & black/white as shown above which I chose as I thought it would pretty much go with anything if I decorate.

Here is the reverse side which is on both pillows and the duvet cover.

Although this double duvet set does not appear to be a Wowcher deal any longer I have found it for an even cheaper price in double, king and super king sizes of all 3 colours from BRITISH WHOLESALES.

They also have lots of other great duvet designs!

Have you discovered any great bedding lately? Let me know in the comments below.

Love to you all

Vicky xx


Hey sweeties. Happy Sunday to you all. I seriously have no idea where the past few days have gone. 

Without rambling on as I usually do here is a fabulous piece that was gifted to me by KRYPTIK ROSE.

This hoodie is seriously my new fave wardrobe item. The quality feels gorgeous and the holographic print on the front is of the same standard. It definitely doesn't seem like it will start peeling off in the wash or anything. For reference this is a size small and I am usually a 10.

If you love street fashion that is comfortable with a playful side then you need to check out KRYPTIK ROSE.

As well as hoodies they also have within their range tees, phone cases and sunnies.

Let me know your favourite items from the brand in the comments below.

Love to you all

Vicky xx


Hey loves. I hope you are all having a great weekend.

Recently I made an order at everything5pounds and I am very pleased that I managed find these shoes just in time for the spring/summer season.

I have the same problem every spring/summer season where I try to find shoes that do not rub, cover my toes and are not winter boots. On my left foot I used to have an ingrown toe nail and now it never grows full length. Sorry if that's TMI, but it's not grosse or anything. I just don't feel like my feet are pretty enough because of it to wear open toe shoes as it's pointless me painting my toe nails.

Anyway these platform shoes I thought would be great for every day wear. I bought all four shades so that I have neutrals and a couple of colour options for the season. At £5 a pair why not eh?

I am usually a size 5, but when I received my original order they were definitely more like a size 4 as I measured them against my own shoes. I re-ordered these in a 6 and although they are a tiny bit big at the sides I am hoping that they will fit better in the warmer weather as my feet will probably swell a bit. Ooh this is a sexy post I know.

If these shoes are your style grab them now before they sell out here. Just remember to size up!

Let me know your spring/summer great shoe finds in the comments below. Especially ones that cover the toes :)

Love to you all

Vicky xx


Hi everyone. I hope you are all doing well and happy to be so close to the weekend. I have seen some gift guides floating around for Mother's Day, but I wanted to focus mine on gifts for new Mum's. I found some perfect gifts on the site NOTONTHEHIGHSTREET.COM

Let me know which of these gift ideas is your favourite. Also leave your Mother's Day gift suggestions in the comments below.

Images not my own.

Love to you all

Vicky xx


Hey sweeties. Some of you may have noticed me sharing lots of LFW tweets. Amongst them were the Topshop Unique A/W 2015 collection.

Check out the Topshop LFW highlights in this video and my Twitter profile here!

Love to you all

Vicky xx


Hi everyone. In this post I want to share with you my experience of attending the Bloggers Love LFW Gifting Lounge on Tuesday evening at the Hoxton Arches.

This was a new venue for Bloggers Love events as I know Danielle who runs the show has been trialling out different event spaces since the closure of The Penthouse London last year. I was excited to see how guests would be dressed due to the Gossip Girl theme. There were some signature Blair Waldorf headbands and of course more grunge styles from Jenny Humphrey fans as well as other great cast member resemblances.

For the first time this Bloggers Love event had the brands around the edges of the room with all guests in the centre. After chatting with a couple of brands I turned around to see the room filled with guests and more piling in. It was a struggle to speak with all of the brands I must admit. Bloggers Love events have become very popular over time due to Danielle's amazing efforts which is why some travel from afar to attend.

There was dinner party arranged for bloggers who wanted to attend prior to the gifting. It was meant to be a 3 course meal from a choice of 3 set menus which bloggers had to pay I believe £28 for to attend. I did not book a place as I wasn't sure I could leave work in time so I just went to the gifting session. 

There were a lot not so happy faces in the room when I got chatting with other bloggers who told me that the caterers cancelled so they had pizza and water instead. I can understand their frustration as £28 for a pizza is very steep. 

I believe that bloggers were given the opportunity to choose their pizza toppings, but the pizza boxes arrived unmarked so some people said their pizza was cold or the wrong topping. A couple of bloggers that cancelled due to there being no gluten free option were refunded.

I think that if I had booked the meal for myself I would have declined the offer of the gourmet pizza and requested a refund. Not because I wouldn't want to have pizza, but simply because of how much the pizza would cost.

For a full explanation of what happened on the night from Danielle please see this link!

So now let me get on to the good bits as there definitely were some fab brands to meet :)

Nadia Minkoff has always been a firm favourite with me at the Bloggers Love events. These muted tones would suit any fashionista's wardrobe palette. The Spring/Summer 2015 collection however boasts bright hues including lemon, cobalt and orange which have me excited for colourful styling.

The jewellery is exquisite with wearable styles as shown above that I would wear all year through.

I was very kindly gifted with a pearl choker necklace that I can't wait to incorporate into many looks.

OMG there were so many items in this collection that I wanted. I met the lovely Nikki Dominic who told me about her wonderful travels which inspire her to create. I was kindly gifted with the MAIZIE NECKLACE. It's truly beautiful and one I will treasure.

With a quote at the forefront of this brand saying "Accessorising is a way to say who we are without having to speak" I totally agree. The items on the Souksy website are heavenly statements to show off your true style and personality.

Ellie started Betty's Bikini Boutique to create customised swimwear styles for beach babes of all shapes and sizes to suit their individual needs and fashion tastes. Ellie includes a variety of embellishment choices in her designs for each customer to create their own unique pieces. So if you are a bling queen, like fluffy feathering or even chains and spikes as above (my favourite) why not consult with Ellie in time for your holiday's this year.

IKRUSH have an insane amount of great fashion and accessories on their website at such fab value pricing for girls who want to keep up to date with trends.

Emma and Pippa have designed a beautiful range of jewellery items including Hamsa hands, peace signs, tassels, wishbones, beading and gems. My favourite items are the ones shown above.

AKA are a contemporary and progressive luxury menswear and ladies wear brand with a minimalistic and monochromatic approach. With intricate hand-designed prints such as their OTHERWORLD DRESS and their ZANGA SHIRT DRESS it makes you think for a minute why we ever needed colour TV. Sometimes simple is all we need. I was given the option to choose a piece so I went for the YENA MESH TEE BLACK. I will love adding a white vest or even various bright shades underneath to make the AKA logo pop.

This was a very interesting skincare brand to meet as although their range wasn't immense the contents appeared to be wondrous. With solutions for cellulite, varicose veins, dry/damaged skin, scar minimising and spot treatments. I was told that I will be sent the Tranquility Ultra Soothing Cream for Dry Damaged Skin which I will be happy to let you know how I get on with.

This skincare, haircare and body care brand have a wonderful array of products that I want to know more about including a BB Cream. I have been gifted with their BALANCE BODY LOTION which smells divine. I think they were going to send me over their eye cream too so that I could review it for you.

There were a couple of other brands there on the night most of which I have spoken about in other Bloggers Love posts so check out those too :)

I know a lot of people were disappointed by the Bloggers Love event. I think that because it was so packed at the venue and with the the upset over the meal a lot of bloggers felt let down.

I have attended pretty much all of Danielle's Bloggers Love events and always come away feeling satisfied to some degree.

Even though this was a gifting event brands were not obliged to gift to all. It was an opportunity for bloggers to meet with brands and if they were lucky to be gifted.

I am a bit confused as to why as a VIB I was not given a priority gifting card at this event as usual, but I believe that bloggers who attended the meal were gifted them instead? I was however gifted at the event which I am grateful for.

If bloggers did not request a refund and decline the pizza I think they should put this one down to experience. I am told they were informed of the change prior to the pizza being ordered. 

It wasn't an ideal part of the night, but if you went to a restaurant ordering a 3 course meal and they gave you a pizza would you eat it and then complain afterwards? That may sound harsh, but I think it's a valid point.

I for one have not been put off attending future Bloggers Love events and have just applied for the Bloggers Fashion Week being held over 2 days in March.

Let me know if you will be attending the Bloggers Love Bloggers Fashion Week in March. I hope to see you there.

Love to you all

Vicky xx

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