Summer 2015 LookBook: Boho Lace with ASOS

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ASOS bell sleeve lace dress, FashionFake,Fashion bloggers
ASOS bell sleeve lace dress, FashionFake,Fashion bloggers
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what i'm wearing: bell sleeve lace detail dress* ASOS // lace up flats Primark // necklace* Lidl // floral head crown Topshop

It's got to that time of the year when we need to start thinking about what we're going to buy for next season - AW15. I love pieces which you can wear during hot seasons, but which also easily transform into winter treasures.
The boho and seventies trends are coming back for AW15 and are huge - so this bell sleeve dress with a lace back detail from ASOS is perfect for a trendy transition wardrobe staple. In this post I styled it how I am going to wear it on warmer days - with cute lace up flats and gorgeous blooms. I absolutely love the detail on the back of this dress - it looks so pretty and definitely adds something special to the item.

I picked this dress during my trip to ASOS HQ to see the new Bourjois Aqua Blush collection - you can read all about it in this post. The trip so so amazing - it was great to snoop around the offices of one of my favourite stores! We got to see the ASOS runway, witness where all the styling inspiration happens and get a sneak peak at the AW15 collections. For behind the scenes action and exclusive previews, follow me on Instagram and Twitter.

Here are some of my favourite bell sleeve dresses from ASOS: 


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label.m Therapy Rejuvenating Oil Mist review

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label.m Therapy Rejuvenating Oil Mist review, beauty bloggers, FashionFake
label.m Therapy Rejuvenating Oil Mist review, beauty bloggers, FashionFake

Recently the weather hasn't bee great to my hair - all the moisture and humid air has made my hair frizzy and it doesn't matter how long I spend styling it, I end up coming to work looking like I don't own a hair brush. So when I discovered label.m's newly launched Rejuvenating Oil Mist I simply had to try it.
This is the latest addition to the award winning Therapy range from label.m - the Rejuvenating Oil Mist is an ultra fine, illuminating oil treatment which has become one of my hair essentials. It actively protects, nourishes, fights frizz and combats the effect of dry, dull and damaged hair - in turn making it shiny and healthy.

The label.m Therapy Rejuvenating Oil Mist is based on their global best seller, Radiance Oil, but is formulated to ensure hair isn't weighed down by the product which makes it great for people with finer hair. The last thing you need when battling unruly hair is to end up with a greasy mane! The mist comes in a bottle with a spray nozzle which makes it super easy to apply and control how much you spray on.
On top of all points above, this product also promises to help give long term protection against five signs on hair ageing: coarseness, thinness, dryness, weakness and dullness.

When I first tried this oil, what struck me first is the incredible smell - with notes of Geranium and Rose hitting you first, followed by plum dewberry, vanilla and Tonka. It smells divine, I need to be careful not to overspray because I love the scent! I liked that the label.m Therapy Rejuvenating Oil Mist is free from sulphates, parabens and sodium chloride - I am trying to use more natural products in my regimes, sometimes that's not always possible so when brands like label.m try and cut out some of the bad stuff like parabens it makes me feel better about what I'm using.
I was really happy with the results after spraying the mist onto dry, styled hair - a shiny, healthy looking mane without the frizz I hate so much. You can also spray it onto wet hair before drying and styling for heat protection!

All in all, this is an excellent product which can be used in many ways - and smells delicious! Big thumbs up to label.m for their Therapy Rejuvenating Oil Mist, it's a girls best friend in humid weather!

label.m Therapy Rejuvenating Oil Mist is available at specially appointed label.m salons, TONI&GUY and essensuals as well as online www.labelm.com

Accessories I'm loving to keep frizzy hair at bay:

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What's in my beach bag with Boohoo.com

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The beach season is definitely not over yet with a heatwave due to come at us in August, so I teamed up with boohoo.com to bring you my list of essentials to keep in your beach bag. 
I love going to the beach for the day, but at the same time I need to go prepared otherwise I can get hot and bothered. 


Checklist:
  • Reviving mist: I love the feeling of cool, moisturising facial spray on my face after I've been in the sun. It's important to keep skin hydrated which means you'll get a nicer, more even tan! You can grab the Monu Rosewood Reviving Mist, Avène Thermal Water SprayVichy Thermal Spa Water Spray, or the Clinique Moisture Surge face spray to carry in your hand bag
  • iPhone/iPod and headphones. I love chilling out and listening to music, especially when sunbathing on the beach. Spotify is brilliant and that's where I stream all my music from (although I do miss Taylor Swift) and some summer favourites include: Lean On by Major Lazer; Ain't No Rest For The Wicked by Cage The Elephant; Treasured Soul by Michael Calfan and West Coast by Lana Del Rey 
  • When it comes to books, I have the most varied style. This summer I'm reading The Bolivian Diary by Che Guevara and my previous reads include Angels and Demons by Dan Brown, #GirlBoss by Sophia Amarusso, and Dracula by Bram Stoker. See, massively varied! 
  • Always carry a bottle of water, natural juice or cold green tea in your bag to keep hydrated. You never know when thirst is going to strike and it's important for your wellbeing, and beauty, to keep fluids going into your body
  • I also carry a little makeup bag where I keep lip balm, powder and concealer in for those times when someone in your group fancies a dinner or night out after the beach. I like to be prepared and able to refresh my look! 
what i'm wearing: denim jumpsuit* boohoo.com // shoes JustFab // beach bag* boohoo.com // necklace Topshop // sunglasses Primark

Boohoo kindly sent me a couple of items to complete my summer looks, and here is the absolutely gorgeous denim jumpsuit which I will be wearing non stop! I love the style and the fit - I have wanted a denim playsuit for ages, but couldn't find one I liked. This is my glam beach look - maybe not so much for a chilled day of laying on the beach, but definitely for a day out/holiday outfit.
Boohoo.com currently have a Holiday Shop where you can find all essentials for a beach holiday or day out. I have a wishlist as big as my arm - their items are incredible and come with a niiice price tag.

What are your beach bag essentials?
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Summer 2015 LookBook: Marina Ready in Midi Stripes

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what i'm wearing: top from Greece (similar here// jeans Primark (DIY rips) (similar here// shoes Just Fab // bag* George at ASDA // watch Michael Kors // necklace Zara (similar here)

Recently my mum went on holiday to the beautiful Athens, Greece and as expected I was like "bring me a present pleeeeeease!" so she bought me back a couple of cute things including this lovely striped top.
It's not branded, I think it's from a little boutique store in Athens which is so adorable because I know no one around me will have the same top so I can easily wear it anywhere! I love the shape of the top - it's like a crop at the front, which then symmetrically falls into a maxi at the back. This is an awesome style for any shape - if you don't feel comfortable getting your midriff out, then you can always put a slick vest underneath this top.

I love the marina look, so I paired this wonderful item with some caged, block heeled sandals from JustFab and a white bowler bag from George at ASDA - who is doing some incredible styles at the moment.
As you can see, Harvey the Bassador has snuck into my picture towards the end - he just loves the camera!

This is a great weekend outfit if you're having a couple of drinks by the seaside in the sun (good luck with that - it's the end of July and I can see my breath in the air during the morning commute), or out shopping as the heel is a comfortable height.

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Boohoo.com Christmas Collections Preview

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boohoo.com Christmas Collections Preview

A couple of weeks ago, I was very lucky to get a sneak peek at the Autumn/Winter 2015 boohoo.com collections - and what collections they were! I love this season because of all the layering and cosy accessories (not so much the soggy and windy weather that comes with it) so I'm always keen to get a peek at what styles are being showcased. Boohoo.com are a huge player in trendsetting with a massive following of social influencers and a keen interest from magazines so I'm taking what they're saying/showing seriously!
Trends which have really shone through from Boohoo have been the boho/seventies trend with shades of tan, blocked heels and gypsy jewellery flowing throughout their showroom. Pom poms are also HUGE for shoes which I am so pleased about because I fell in love with the idea and am eagerly waiting for the shoes to pop up online so I can get a pair of the comfy slip ons as well as some glamorous heels.

boohoo.com Christmas Collections Preview
boohoo.com Christmas Collections Preview
boohoo.com Christmas Collections Preview

I absolutely love this outfit and will be purchasing the sequin wide legged trousers because this is just perfect for Christmas or Boxing Day when you're chilling but also want to look glam. Pairing a slouchy sweater with exciting accessories has always looked great and if you're ever stuck on what to wear then this combo is a fail safe option.

boohoo.com Christmas Collections Preview
boohoo.com Christmas Collections Preview
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boohoo.com Christmas Collections Preview, velvet shoes

Velvet is a trend which appeared in both womens and menswear for A/W15 - opt for luxe accessories, shoes and velvet detail on clothing to embrace this trend but not end up looking like a plush bear. Choose deep colours like ruby, emerald or black - alternatively, you can dive in with some pastel pink for a girly touch to a tough leather dress!

boohoo.com Christmas Collections Preview
boohoo.com Christmas Collections Preview, shoes with pom poms
boohoo.com Christmas Collections Preview, shoes with pom poms
boohoo.com Christmas Collections Preview, shoes with pom poms
boohoo.com Christmas Collections Preview, shoes with pom poms
boohoo.com Christmas Collections Preview

With influences from girly girls who will love glittery clutch bags, pastel pink velvet heels and pyjamas suitable for the ever perfect Barbie; to inspirations from the more dark, almost gothic looking chocker chains, metallic accessories and leather dresses - this brand is offering variety for the festive season with items which will easily take you from day to night.

boohoo.com Christmas Collections Preview, menswear Christmas trends
boohoo.com Christmas Collections Preview, menswear Christmas trends
boohoo.com Christmas Collections Preview, menswear Christmas trends

Although I'm not an expert on menswear, I did dive into the showroom to have a snoop at what the boys can expect and I have to say that not enough guys that I know shop at Boohoo! On trend but masculine items for a great price - what's not to like?! I loved the classic tartan scarves, tan brogues and felt hats which were a big focus from an accessories point.
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Bourjois Aqua Blush Review

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Bourjois Aqua Blush review, beauty bloggers
Bourjois Aqua Blush review, beauty bloggers

swatches from top to bottom: Bourjois Aqua Blush* in 01 Inge-Nude; 02 CocoriCoral; 03 Pink Twice; 04 Berry Nice

Bourjois Powder Blush review, beauty bloggers
Bourjois Powder Blush review, beauty bloggers
Bourjois Powder Blush review, beauty bloggers
Bourjois Powder Blush review, beauty bloggers
swatches from left to right: Bourjois Powder Blush* in 54 Rose Frisson; 48 Cendre De Rose Brune; 34 Rose D'Or; 33 Lilas D'Or

A couple of weeks ago, I was incredibly lucky to be invited to ASOS HQ for the launch of the new Bourjois Aqua Blush that are now available to buy directly from ASOS.
Bourjois blushers have been a cult product in the kits of many makeup artists due to their longevity and pigmentation – you can easily take the colours from day when you apply a dusting of the colour to your cheeks, to night by applying another layer AND they last 12 hours without having to ever reapply.

I must admit I have never used Bourjois blushers before, but I am in love with their foundation and mascara so I knew these products would be just as good. The Bourjois Aqua Blush are a sort of replica of the original powder blushers but are designed to be very light on the skin and encourage a more natural look. As with most blushers, you can also build the colour up to make it more pigmented and all of the blushers smell like roses – a pleasure to apply.
I didn’t realise that Bourjois is a heritage brand, which actually started in 1863 – their original powder blushers were a hit hundreds of years ago! And now these gorgeous items have been given the 21st Century makeover in the form of Bourjois Aqua Blush.

I love the colours of the blushers as they range from baby pink to more of a bronze glow, which not only means they suit all types of skin but you can also have one range of products for all your needs. The colour 03 Pink Twice is a very subtle tone – all you need is a light layer of the blusher, rosy lips and defined eyebrows for a natural beauty look! You can also achieve the same look from the powder blusher in the colour 48 Cendre De Rose Brune. You can then use 01 Inge-Nude to highlight your cheeks and give them a summer glow, or simply use to colour on its own to compliment your holiday glow.

Bourjois makeup is actually fab to achieve natural looking coverage and the whole idea behind their range of summer products is that you don’t completely cover up your skin, the makeup simply adds more definition but your natural skin still shows through. It’s so easy to just cover up with layers of foundation and concealer, but Bourjois has taught me to embrace my skin – keeping it more healthy in the long run because I am not damaging it as much as I used to.

The bloggers invited to this unveiling of the Aqua Blushers got a chance to speak to one of the representatives from Bourjois and get a consultation about makeup and skincare. I found out some really interesting facts and changed my routine as advised, and two weeks later I can see results that have helped my skin for the better! I will be blogging about my skincare routine so keep an eye out for useful hints and tips.
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Casmara Revitalising 24-carat Gold Face Mask review

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Casmara Revitalising 24-carat Gold Face Mask* £9.99

When I found out about Casmara and their 24-carat gold algae face mask, I was very intrigued and excited to review it as it has been featured in so many magazines and endorsed by celebs like Michelle Keegan who has amazing skin.
The rejuvenating gold face mask has firming effects obtained from seaweed extract, 24k gold dust, Shea butter and Goji extract which all provide your skin with unique nutrients. It's a luxurious treat which promises results to rival salon treatments costing over £100, in the comfort of your own home and for a fraction of the price.

The face mask is suitable to use for all skin types and is unisex, which is great because men also have to look after their skin and nourish it from time to time.

Casmara Gold Face Mask review, beauty bloggers
Casmara Gold Face Mask review, beauty bloggers

The kit contains a nourishing face cream, two sachets for mixing the mask, a spatula and instructions on how to use the mask. There is also an absolutely fantastic video which you can watch - it tells you exactly how to mix the mask and use it.

Casmara Gold Face Mask review, beauty bloggers
Casmara Gold Face Mask review, beauty bloggers

The powder mix is very sparkly - I tried to take a picture so you can see the gold particles shimmering in the light. You have to mix the contents of the sachets pretty fast because the mixture sets very quickly and you still need to apply it on to the face before the mask solidifies. Prep your skin by applying the moisturiser which comes in the pack, ensure to save some for after the treatment.
Try and apply the gold face mask starting from your forehead, in one direction and preferably in one smooth motion. Ensure it is applied all over the face, so you can peel it off in one go. On the video, it shows that you should also apply the mask over your eyes as it reduces puffiness and black circles, but I just got a little nervous about having my mouth AND eyes covered that this tim I opted out of it.

Casmara Gold Face Mask review, beauty bloggers
Casmara Gold Face Mask review, beauty bloggers

As you can see, the way that my Casmara Gold Face Mask looked on me is nothing like what it looks like in promotional shots - it was gloopy and dripped quite a bit, so definitely apply the mask over a sink. It started setting after about 5 minutes, so I settled in a hot bath with an episode of Pretty Little Liars and relaxed. After 15 minutes, the mask is ready to be removed - start from your chin and slowly peel the mask off, it should come off in one piece. Finish the process by applying whats left of the moisturiser.

The results? My skin felt fantastic. I actually did this mask the day after a night of one too many wines and my skin was dehydrated - but after using the Casmara Algae Peel Off Mask my skin felt revitalised and nourished. It was actually a mega easy process to achieve results which can battle a facial you receive at a salon - I'm so impressed with the face mask. Kind of panicking a little bit because this mask needs to become a part of a more regular routine, perhaps once or twice a month, but it's not easy to find online. You can buy the mask in high street stores like Boots, or online on Amazon but they often run out of stock and I can see why - a gold face mask which costs less than £10 AND delivers incredible results is a winner.
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