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Thursday, 24 August 2017

Festival Inspired

It doesn't take much to connect short shorts paired with boots with festivals. Shorts are the ultimate essential when standing in a crowd of people in a field, cider in hand and music blaring.

Festivals are weird, aren't they? I went to my first festival a couple of weeks ago and I was not prepared for the sheer volume of people, not to mention the amount of times I heard 'Alan', 'Steve' shouted around the campsite - (if you don't know, watch this). It's 4 days of drinking endless cider (starting at 10am), becoming overprotective of home (your tent and camping area) and listening to great music with 49,999 other people. It was great- apart from the obvious no showering and the dreaded portaloos.

What I loved other than the music, was the outfits. Festival fashion is second to none- it's fabulous. The outfit above was one of the more toned down looks I saw but none the less it was perfect, comfy and transitioned from day to night with ease.

These tropical print shorts are such a nice shape, the slight outward frill along the bottom is a great way to make your thighs appear slimmer. The wider leg makes for a more movable and comfy wear- essential at a festival. Pair with studded boots to move away from beach holiday and more to festival, with the added bonus of being comfy!

Take inspiration from Tommy Hilfiger and customise your denim jacket with badges to add fun and personality to your outfit. Shop Wild Violet do some really cute pins and badges! If you would like 20% off use the code - SAMXVIOLET at the checkout.

Outfit Linked Below |

Top Hollister (put a white vest underneath)
Shorts Zara (similar)
Denim Jacket COW Nottingham
Boots Misspap
Bag Mulberry (similar)
Necklace Topshop (similar)
Sunglasses Quay Australia (similar)


Sunday, 20 August 2017

SUN- Day Best

SkinnyPop Popcorn have shared their exciting flavour combinations with me- that are set to tickle your taste buds. So, invite your mates over set the table and enjoy your last summer nights with cocktails and popcorn!

Cocktails at home normally take a back seat to Pimms or cider, due to their many ingredients and sometimes hard instructions. However, these aesthetically pleasing Blueberry Mojito's take less that 10 minutes to make- they look great, and taste even better.

Blueberry Mojito's are said to mix perfectly with the sea salt and pepper flavoured SkinnyPop Popcorn.

"The Rum cuts through the sat, quenching your thirst and allowing the pepper to dance on your tongue"

How to -

1. Crush a handful of blueberries into a jug, along with the mint.

2. Add a sprinkling of sugar and mix until dissolved.

3. The main attraction comes next - the Rum. Add as much as you feel like, depending on your alcohol preference.

4. Fill the jug with crushed ice.

5. Top up with soda water.

6. Lastly, if you want to make it Instagram worthy - Garnish with mint leaves, a scattering of blueberries and some pomegranate to make it pop.

7. If your drink is not sweet enough sprinkle a little more sugar and mix.

8. And, enjoy.


Tuesday, 15 August 2017

What to Expect, SmoothSkin Bare: Product Review

I was lucky enough to be sent this device to test out after meeting a few of the girls at the #BloggersBall (thank you SmoothSkin Bare) and I am so excited to let you know what I thought. 

SmoothSkin Bare is an ultrafast Intense Pulse Light (IPL) hair removal device, it is designed to break the hair cycle and prevent regrowth. 

It's easy, fast and you can see up to a 92% hair reduction after just four weeks of treatment. How does it work? Hair grows in three distinct and consecutive phases, IPL treatment is only effective in one of those phases, the Anagen 'growth phase', which is why you should use the device until you see the results you want. The more you use (I'd say once/twice a week) the more you will see a difference in the amount of hair that grows. The device puts out 100 flashes per minute, this light energy is absorbed by the hair follicle which heat up and stops them from growing back. 

I have always wanted to try laser hair removal but have been put off by the price of the sessions... SmoothSkin Bare is the perfect alternative and you can treat your whole body in just 10 minutes and you don't even have to leave the house. 

So, does it work? I definitely recommend this product, I have been using the device for six weeks now and use it once or twice a week. It involves shaving the areas beforehand and then pressing the device on to your skin and simply pressing the button. It doesn't hurt, however, you can feel a slight warmth which can cause discomfort but that surpasses after a few seconds. There is nothing I can fault. It's great to start using before a holiday- no one wants to worry about shaving whilst relaxing on a beach! 

Things to remember- Always do a patch test! You need to make sure you can continue to use the device safely! It takes two seconds- just shave an area of your skin and use the device only on that area, then wait 24 hours before using it all over.

More info - 

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