Friday, 28 August 2015

Being Deliciously Different – A Style Challenge From Kinder Bueno (Advertorial)

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I was sooo super excited when I was asked to work with Kinder Bueno on this blogpost because… well, I LOVE eating a Kinder Bueno (who doesn’t?!), they’re my fave chocolates snacks! I love the creamy hazelnut filling and the melt-in-your-mouth chocolate covered wafer –such a great combo. I think anyone would be pretty chuffed to be asked to work with them, and I thought it was cool to accept the challenge because it would be out of my comfort zone (and God knows I need a push!).

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Even though I was mega excited to work with them, I felt a bit nervy about the brief. Not that there was anything wrong with it, there totally wasn’t – and after all, I was the one who pitched the idea to them! – but we were asked to come up with an outfit inspired by Kinder Bueno signature colours. When I saw the words “shades of orange and brown”, I sort of panicked, not going to lie to you! I mean, my first thoughts were “How the hell am I going to pull this off?! Exactly who is going to pull off a bright red orange and chocolate brown? Not me!” But all I needed to do was be a bit creative and open-minded. If it’s one thing I’m good at, it’s styling! Keep calm and dress in Kinder Bueno colours!

how to style orange skirt

Recently, I’ve kept to a plain style, wearing jeans with white t-shirts and then plonking a pair of battered-to-death, on-its-last-legs Converse on. I needed to be dragged out of my style rut and this was going to be the glorious moment! This style challenge was actually a challenge for me because there aren’t that many shades of orange, chocolate brown and milky beige that suits me but I think I’ve managed to make it work!

I ended up having quite a lot of fun picking out some clothes and I was really excited to try a new colour and also give the A-Line skirt a second chance! You don’t realise it at the time but something as small as a style challenge does force you to think outside the box, and you it’s a positive thing because you end up trying something that you wouldn’t normally go for! And when you get it right, the results are pretty darn rewarding, not to mention it instantly boosts your confidence making you feel like a ‘brand new you!’ (Cue the hair-flick). Here’s a quick run down of my Kinder Bueno inspired outfit includes the following:

how to style an orange skirt, how to wear an a-line skirt
Orange / Brown A-Line Skirt (ASOS)
The orange / brown was my starting point because it’s such a strong signature colour of Kinder Bueno, so I wanted to make sure that I was able to represent this element in the outfit. I think the skirt is really adorable and the red-orange is spot on. It’s so totally Kinder Bueno! I have been wanting to the A-Line skirt trend for ages and now I have an excuse to give it a go!

stripy top from asos
Even though I was very tempted to pair the skirt up with a smart, white blouse (which is what I would normally do if I’m sticking to my own style),I had to remind myself what the challenge was and what style direction I was going in. Going for a 70’s look, I decided to pick a retro looking t-shirt to go with my vibrant-coloured skirt. I really LOVE it and it reminds me of what my Mum used to wear when I see photos of her from the 1970’s. There are hints of orange in the t-shirt there so it ties in extremely well with the colour theme!

tan bag
Bag (ASOS)
Of course, I had to go for a brown bag! Whilst dark brown doesn’t suit me, I have no troubles with a rust or a tan shade. This would be the chocolate or hazelnut element of Kinder Bueno, which works well to accessorise the whole outfit. I didn’t want a bag too large for such a girly outfit, but I definitely wanted one that had enough space to store my daily essentials and one pack of Kinder Bueno!

Do you think that you could pull off these colours? Why don’t you give it a go and try this style challenge for yourself! You might just be in for a surprise!

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Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Kinder Bueno via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Kinder Bueno.



Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Soap & Glory | Sexy Mother Pucker (Mini) Gloss Sticks

soap and glory lip gloss, sexy mother pucker gloss stick

Soap & Glory have launched a new lip product to their range last week and it’s one that I’ve been really excited about! Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Stick 3D Volume Lip Shine (shop link) are mini lip gloss crayons that comes in five beautiful shades and the best thing is that they only cost £3.50 each (so you really CAN afford to buy one in each colour! Woooop!)

Monday, 17 August 2015

Birchbox August 2015 | #BeautyJunkie

birchbox august 2015 emoji edition

Birchbox knows how to keep their customers intrigued and excited! I think that they really know their customers and the whole beauty box subscription marketing, they know what to avoid and they know how to please and that’s why with each month, Birchbox gets better and better.

August’s Birchbox* was absolutely spot on. Opening the parcel to be greeted with a brilliantly designed box covered in colourful little beauty emojis, excitement took over! I got the following five beauty samples plus a sheet of ADORABLE emoji stickers! 

Sunday, 16 August 2015

London Life: Places I've Eaten

You only need to take one glance at my Instagram account to know that I have eaten A LOT lately and I haven’t regretted it one bit! Ok, maybe I am starting to regret it a little bit now that my jeans are bit tighter than usual… Oh well, I’ll just buy a new pair and go up a size! No biggie!…. Probably need to start joining the gym too, perhaps. But lets not think about that for now!! Ugh, the gym.

the breakfast club in london

A couple of weeks ago when I had a friend visiting and we decided to try some new places. It was so tempting to go back to the usual like Patty & Bun, Jackson & Rye, etc (because they are SO good and we are constantly thinking about it!) but we totally had to try the new places to eat in London. We didn’t go anywhere particularly fancy, but we did want to go somewhere that served good food for a reasonable price. So here are the places that we’ve eaten in London so far.
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