Monday, 8 October 2012

50 Shades of Grey

50 Shades of Gray

Black is one of my favourite colours to wear. I love nothing more than wearing all black, it makes me feel sophisticated and is definitely one of the easiest colours to wear. Since I began blogging, I've made a conscious decision to limit myself in terms of  the black clothing I wear. Now don't get me wrong, I love my mad vibrant colours and I love being all girly in pink or all summery in neon but sometimes a girls got to go back to what she loves. 

With the weather becoming increasingly colder, I feel myself reaching more and more for the black in my wardrobe. It's just effortless, and especially good for me, as I'm most definitely not a morning person, and always want to look somewhat put together. So I've come to a little compromise with myself. I've decided if I wear black and don't feel like adding a brighter colour I should mix grey in with it, giving me an equally sophisticated look. I decided to conjure up and outfit that I'd wear, and how I'd incorporate grey in with black. This outfit is all sourced from Evans, and I'm not going to lie, I'm a little bit in love with it.

So tonight while doing my usual browsing of all the online retailers, I felt myself clicking on Evans. Now I've a bit of a love/hate relationship with them. I find their clothes can at times be dowdy, and just not as fashion forward as I desire. Of course this is down to personal preference as I love fast fashion and am really trend led in terms of the clothing I like. I often see other bloggers rocking Evans(and looking only gorgeous!), clothes so I think maybe I haven't given them enough of a chance. Their recent collaborations with Clements Ribeiro is just wonderful and a great step for plus size retailers, and has to be highly commended. Truth be told nothing really has ever popped out at me,if it wasn't in a collaboration.

But my mind has been changed. I really love the coat and this instantly stood out to me. It definitely has a designer vibe to it and for under £50, you can't go wrong! I think this would be great to add to a plain black outfit, as it gives it a little lift, yet retaining a more muted look. I also love the ankle boots(with wider fitting, thank you!) and the Sheer "Cold Shoulder Top" which definitely is fashion forward!I would feel a million bucks in this outfit and all items are definitely on my Santa list, so Evans, I want to apologise for writing you off so soon :)

S xxx

Guys, what are you loving in Evans at the moment? :)

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Friday, 5 October 2012

Cheryl Cole

Last night Cheryl Cole played in the O2 in Dublin. If you didn't already know, she is my Idol :D I just LOVE her. She's gorgeous, has impeccable dress sense and was extremely sweet when I met her at the Xfactor in 2010. I'm not going to lie. She's not an amazing singer, but boy does she put on a show. We literally didn't stop dancing. People were giving out saying she didn't stay for very long, but to be honest, what else did they expect? She hasn't got that many songs! She was so interactive with the crowd, I couldn't believe it. This concert has only heightened my Obsession love for her. We were so close to her and I got some amazing pics. She started the show wearing this absolutely stunning gold jumpsuit. Some hated it, but for a show it was unbelievable. It was so sparkly and it looked amazing with her dancing on stage. Her necklace was the ultimate statement, and I need to get my mits on something that big pronto.I wanted to wear something Cheryl-esque so I ordered this dress off Asos like a mad woman on Monday night, before it was too late to get the express shipping! I toyed with the idea to buy it for awhile, and I was debating whether or not to opt for the black version, but my lovely Twitter follower's advised me to get this one, and I'm delighted I did. It's not too summery, and can be worn with black tights now, yet bare legs in the summer months. Although it is quite short and I can't bend down whatsoever if I don't want to flash the world my pants ;)
Guys who's your guilty pleasure?

S xxx
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Thursday, 4 October 2012

Tan Organic Review*

"TanOrganic is officially the first and only Aloe Vera based sunless tan in the world to be Eco Certified, having just been awarded with the highest eco standard. Produced in Ireland, TanOrganic, the most successful ever Irish Dragons’ Den investment is now set to be the biggest worldwide Dragons’ success story, with distribution in Kuwait, Chile, Australia, USA, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa and across Europe."
 Last month I was lucky enough to attend the Tan Organic Ego Cert Launch, where Noelle O'Connor the founder and her business partner Gavin Duffy were in attendance, talking about this great news. It's such wonderful news that and Irish tanning product is the first of it's kind in the world to be certified organic. It took Tan Organic 18 months to gain the Ego Cert, as it's a very long process with extensive auditing. Noelle told us that "There was an audit on everything, the ingredients farm, the raw materials, the manufacturing plant, the filling plant and it didn’t stop there. Our office and financial department had a full audit so that every invoice and purchase could be related back to an organic and reliable source". The Ego Cert is supporting 1,000 companies so when you think about how large the beauty sector is, it's a relatively minute number, so hopefully other companies will follow suit.
 As a fake tan lover myself, this is brilliant news. Truth be told I'd never really thought of what the chemicals in tan were doing to my skin, I just slapped it on and hoping for the best, that I wouldn't wake up looking like a Oompa Loompa and smelling like digestive biscuits. With tan Organic I get a really positive tanning experience, and I need to share it with ya'll.
 Pretty Cupcakes..They were too pretty to eat though ;)
I recieved the Tan Organic, Oil Arganic,Tanning glove and the Tan-Erase.
 I applied the tan, the following way with the Self Tanning glove, and found it very effective and gave me amazing results.
  • Shake a two euro size amount of Tan Organic onto a tanning mitt and apply the product all over the body in circular motions, blending in well. Using the special tanning mitt you will use less.
  • Always leave the hands and feet until last. Hands and feet are a dead giveaway if too much product is applied.
  • The trick is to apply less and then when the first coat is dry apply another coat if required and so on until you get the desired colour.
  • Let to dry completely. Remember that Tan Organic contains no harsh drying agents or alcohol like other tanning products, so it takes a little longer to dry in.
  • Use moisturiser often to prolong the length of the tan. 
  Now Of course it's not a miracle tan, and I'm not a professional so I did have a bit of excess tan on my hands and my knees. But I used the "Tan-Erase" in gentle circular motions to buff away the tan, and to give me a more even coverage. To Moisturise after I spritzed the Oil Arganic over my body, leaving me with beautifully soft, glowing skin.Over all I am extremely pleased with the outcome, and will definitely be purchasing this again. I feel like I've gotten a spray tan every time I used it. 

S xxx
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