Sunday, 25 August 2013

First Ever Giveaway!

Hello!

I can't believe I've never hosted a blog giveaway before. It's been on my to-do list for ages and I've been amassing various bits and bobs to include and finally, I think I've got a decent prize together for you!

I've collected things that I've received in goody bags from blogger events and added some of my own things to the box too.




Here's what the winner will get:







Beauty

Espa 24 Hour Replenishing Moisturiser (sample size): Espa generously gave all attendees of the Fabb blogger event in Manchester a £30 giftcard to spend on their products. I used mine on an uh-mazing face mask (recommend this so highly) and got some great sample freebies at the checkout so thought I'd throw this one in.

Lancome Génifique Yeux Youth Activating Eye Concentrate (sample size): I got two of these samples in my first Manchester Fashion Week Official Blogger box so thought I'd include one in my prize box. This feels gorgeous to apply.

Self tan from Tanatomicals and Solaris: If you're a regular reader, I think it's pretty clear to see I definitely don't wear this stuff! I'm a low maintenance girl and the fuss of fake tan just doesn't appeal to me personally- I've read good things about both of these products though.

ImPRESS Crackle Press-on Manicure: I was given this in a goody bag from a blogger event by Little Black Dress. I've been meaning to try it out but figured someone else would probably get more enjoyment out of it than me!



Sweets

I'm a sucker for sweets; got such a sweet tooth! I bought some of my faves to include in the box- it was so hard having them in the house without eating them!



Accessories

Floral sunglasses: I made these in a DIY post a while back. I'm taking a pair on holiday with me so thought I'd give the second away!

Johnny Loves Rosie Hair Pin: Another piece from the Little Black Dress goodie bag. If you haven't heard of Johnny Loves Rosie, they've got a great range of accessories (got some awesome scrunchies and flower crowns in at the moment)

Pieces Turquoise Bangles: These were in my goody bag from Get The Label's awesome blogger event recently.




To enter, simply use the Rafflecopter widget below. There's lots of options for extra entries with the two mandatory ones being following my blog with either GFC or Bloglovin' if you don't already and also liking my blog's Facebook page- which I've just made live this very minute!

I'm off on holiday for a week on Thursday so I've left the giveaway open until I get back.



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Good luck :)

Love,

Foxy x
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Wednesday, 21 August 2013

It was a Good Day

Hello!

If the Ice Cube reference was lost on you then the post title probably sounds a little juvenile- a bit like what you wrote in your diary at primary school...

Anyway, today was good day.

Here's what I wore.




Gold and pearl earrings: Car boot sale
Gold chunky lion head necklace: eBay
Black crop tee: Forever 21
Belt: Charity shop
High waist jeans: American Apparel
Bag: La Moda (sample sale)
Nike Low Blazers: Get the Label





So why was it such a good day?

It was one of those days where nothing was planned but it was eventful all the same.

I decided pretty spontaneously to get the next tattoo that I've wanted for a while (not that spontaneous at all then) so popped into town to Manchester Ink- would recommend these guys by the way.

I think I mentioned in my last post that I've recently been on a bit of diet. I did a two-week complete detox to kick it off and had been looking forward to a weekend treat for what seemed like forever.

I was therefore more than happy to hear from Barburrito recently who offered to treat me and a guest to meals at one of their outlets!

I wouldn't have actually thought to try them out but I was so impressed with the selection of fillings for their burritos, friendly staff (Manchester Picadilly branch- thanks guys!) and colourful decor. Chris was very pleased that I chose to take him along (he loves American/Mexican food) and made the most of his burrito by having a triple steak version. So greedy haha...




After this, we decided to go to the cinema and watch the new Gosling film, Only God Forgives. Of course Chris got the times wrong (rookie mistake trusting a man with such responsibility; should've known better) so we got there around 25 minutes after it had started.

The next showing was over two hours later and after considering going home and coming back, we instead chose to stay in town and have a few drinks!

It was absolutely pouring down and we got soaked on the way to the pub but it was great to curl up on a big sofa with a few beers for a couple of hours afterwards.

The film was really good (but very violent- be warned!), though not quite as good as Drive (is anything that's come out since?) and we didn't get home until late.

So it was an action-packed day!

I love being out all day and getting into bed absolutely knackered at the end of it, don't you?

Love,

Foxy x


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Saturday, 10 August 2013

Kimono-no no no, when it's really yes yes yes yes yes


Hello!

I've been listening to too much Destiny's Child recently. No wait, I take that back; there's no such thing.

This is a quick outfit I snapped the other night.

I really need to invest in house with a private garden. I do loves me some alfresco blog photos but there's always someone around making it awkward.




Beanie: Ragged Priest
Cross necklace: charity shop/DIY
Grey crop tee: Primark
Kimono: Nereus London
Black skinny jeans: Primark
Snake print wedges: Office



Yeah so I actually LOVE this kimono! I've been looking for the perfect one for ages and was so excited to come across Nereus London who do loads of gorgeous oversized ones in really cool and unique prints- among other bits and pieces!

I discovered them on a new site called Runway Republic which is basically a boutique marketplace of women's fashion online. I'm always looking for new brands that do handmade and quirky one-off pieces so I was really chuffed to come across it; definitely recommend checking it out.





Pulled out my trusty Ragged Priest beanie for these snaps. It's been a bit too warm for them recently but the temperature's starting to drop now (this excites me- I'm so an Autumn/Winter girl).

I'm also pretty stoked that these jeans now fit like a dream. When I bought them they were pretty muffin top-inducing but I've been on a diet for around a month in the run up to my holiday (standard) and it's actually gone better than expected.




Standard blogger mirror image- couldn't resist, the print in the kimono looks so cool!


Have you come across any new clothing sites recently? Love to hear these in the comments.

Love,

Foxy x
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