early-deals
Black Friday seems to have come earlier than I expected this year and I’ve seen sales go up since last week so I thought I better start sharing my tips & the best deals.

Let’s start with my tips, I don’t have too many and they’re pretty basic…

1. Know what you want
You have to be quick on Black Friday so knowing what you want makes everything much easier. Have a browse on your favourite websites and save the products you want or make a list of everything you would like to buy.

2. Have an action plan
Prioritise what you want and start there, if you’re planning to just have a browse on some websites/ in some stores, keep them to last as they’ll slow you the most.

3. Find the best deals
Sometimes it’s good to look around, for example; if you’re after a camera or a branded bag which is available from a variety of stores have a look around to see which one has the best offer one.

4. Start your Christmas shopping
Christmas is 4 weeks away, FOUR WEEKS! Start your Christmas shopping now and save yourself some £££. There are some fabulous gifts going on offer this Friday which i can’t tell you about yet but check back Friday and I’ll tell you all about them!

5. Arrive early
Whether you’re braving the stores (and if you are you’re far braver than I am!) or you’re shopping online arrive early. I’ll be staying up until midnight for the start of most of the sales and I recommend you do the same. If you’re heading in-store, find out what time it opens and aim to be there within the first hour or so, there’s no point getting there after all the products have been bought.

6. Don’t forget about Cyber Monday
If your favourite store hasn’t gone on sale on Friday don’t be disheartened, some stores only release their online offers on Monday for Cyber Monday.

7. Don’t buy something just because it’s on sale
It’s so tempting to buy something because it’s a good offer but if you don’t need it or really want it, don’t buy it. It’s not a good offer, that’s a waste of money.

Now remember some of these are ‘warm-up sales’ and are likely to have better offers on in a few days, but here’s what has already started…

ASOS-HERE
Up to 50% Off Winter clothing, the perfect time to pick up a winter coat, I’m in love with this Parka and this beautiful pink coat

Boots- HERE
I suspect they’ll have more offers coming Friday but next week’s star buy (starts tomorrow) is the Sanctuary Make a Wish Gift Set, usually £45, is £23 and my absolute dream Black Friday pick is the Real Technique Brushes which have been reduced from £100 to just £40. £40 for 10 brushes and two sponges, what a steal!

Feelunique-HERE
They’re running different deals daily, so check out their Black Friday page here, I’ve spotted the This Works Pillow spray which is 25% off

Glamorous- HERE
40% Off using code VIP40, perfect for partywear!

Lookfantastic-HERE
18% off using code RUSH and lots of discount codes here but bare in mind that the ‘Black out is coming’

New Look-HERE
Up to 50% off on selected lines! New Look is my absolute favourite clothing store at the moment, check out my recent haul to see what I’ve been picking up.

Office-HERE
20% off all purchases using code: WONDER , perfect excuse to pick up a new pair of Nikes.

Pretty Little Things-HERE
24% off everything Code: Cyber24 They have your Kylie-esque wardrobe covered here.

The White Company-HERE
20% Off Candles & Fragrance as well as 30% off robes & slippers and they make great gifts!

West Elm-HERE
up to 40% off selected items, I’ll take one of everything pleaseee.

So since it’s still a few days until Black Friday keep checking this post for update sale codes and links but on Friday at Midnight I shall be sharing both a video and blog post with all my must-have amazing deals and trust me, there are some you don’t want to miss!

PS. let me know if you find any other great offers or if you’re having any issues with the code/links I featured

nars chanel house of fraser

It’s probably my everyday basics that I get most excited about purchasing, there’s something really satisfying about starting a new bottle of foundation, even if it is no different to the one I just finished.

I mentioned in my Berlin Vlog that I left my Chanel Vita Lumiere Aqua Foundation on the plane and I’ve been mourning it ever since. However in my most recent House Of Fraser order I had to order one and I’m so happy to have it back.  I also repurchased my Nars Creamy Concealer which I have been running low on.

I’ve spoken about both products before so this isn’t so much of a review but more of an update to let you know I still love both products.

I never thought that Chanel Vita Lumiere Aqua Foundation would be for me as everyone says it’s a light coverage foundation so I was surprised by just how much coverage it actually offers. I do need a little bit of concealer with it but I find it’s a light-medium coverage that is perfect for spring/summer. It has a really lovely natural finish but I do have to moisturise quite a bit before hand as I do have drier skin.

On to Nars Creamy Concealer in Custard which has been a favourite since I first tried it two years ago. I really love this concealer for days where I’m in a bit of a rush as it offers quite a lot of coverage with little work and it doesn’t cake easily either. It also works great on days where I want a fuller coverage base although I sometime do team it with a colour corrector or a brightening concealer to add extra radiance to the skin. It’s a great staple concealer that I am never without!

 

ds1 ds2 ds3 ds4 ds5 ds6 ds7To celebrate the launch of the new DS 3 car I was challenged last week to head to Westfield London and find an outfit inspired by Iris Apfel, the face of New DS 3.

Last Saturday I went down to check out the car which was also in Westfield London and get some inspiration.The DS 3 has all the charm you would expect from a Parisian car and is widely customisable to fit your style and offer maximum comfort.

To celebrate the launch of the new Stylish DS 3 and DS 3 Cabrio they have collaborated with the amazing fashion icon and business woman, Iris Apfel. Her style is avant-garde and possibly not you would typically expect from a 94 year old lady. The fashion icon is known for her bold combinations of patterns, jewellery and accessories as well as her oversized glasses.

Taking inspiration for both Iris Apfel and the DS 3 I headed to the shops to find something that would also fit my style and work with my current wardrobe. I found this Zara dress which I fell in love with, I love the mixture of prints and the bright colours which I actually rarely wear. Although Iris Apfel always opts for flats I love heels so I teamed it with some over the knee heeled boots and I love the look.

I must admit I really fell in love with the car and the Cabrio is particularly impressive!
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*iris apfel
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lush valentines mothers dayHappy Valentines Day!

Admittedly I’m not a huge V-day fan but I am a bit of a Lush fan so naturally I headed to the Oxford Street Store to pick up a few limited edition Mother’s Day & Valentine’s Day products. There are some really adorable and great limited edition bits and I had to control myself a little as Lush products can add up.

Check out my video below and don’t forget to subscribe!

outfit monochrome winter
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dune ora boots

I’ve been after a perfect pair of boots for a while. I wanted a black leather pair which were high, pointy and able to take any outfit and really dress it up.

I’d seen a few high-end ones but I didn’t want to spend too much and thought the sale was the perfect time to buy a pair. I spotted these on the Dune website for £140 down from £175 which I found was pretty reasonable for a pair of all leather boots. As I ordered them online I was unsure I would love them just as much in real life but I’m happy to say I do!

They’re high but not too high, comfortable (considering) and the quality is fab- I think I’ll be wearing them all winter! I have been trying to invest in slightly more expensive but high quality items which will last me and I think this style is so timeless a versatile. I can team them with jeans and a t-shirt or dress it up with a dress and black tights.

As always I teamed them with a monochrome outfit, a staple black coat, black Topshop Leigh jeans and an old shirt. Surprisingly it was sunny in London so I even needed a pair of sunglasses!