Friday, 28 November 2014

Hybrid Fashion

 A few weeks back I was sent this elegant red midi dress from Hybrid Fashion*, so here is one for all of you attending a work Christmas party this year. Now let me tell you photographing this dress has been a massive ordeal. First I had to wait until it was light and not raining, then I had to have someone help me take the photo's. And when I finally got outside, the whole world walks past staring, cue my face turning the colour of this dress. 
www.hybridfashion.com/dresses-c5/luxe-crepe-valetta-off-shoulder-dress-rouge £145
I love the bright red Christmassy feel this dress gives off, and it will definitely catch some eyes. As it is figure hugging and midi, it looks very sophisticated yet sexy. I have paired it with plain black tights and heels so that the attention is on the dress. Yes the dresses are quite pricey but are good value if you are attending a smart dinner or party, or even a day at the races.  I would say this dress is more suited to someone a tiny bit older than myself but I still would wear it if I had a smart occasion to attend. 

I did find the sleeves a little bit difficult to understand on this dress (yes I couldn't figure out how sleeves worked) but I don't think they looked too bad in the end. Although I would probably prefer the dress without the cap sleeves. But the style of the dress and the cross stitching along the front really helps hold everything in place, so makes your body look 10 times better. 
Hybrid Fashion have some absolutely beautiful dresses for plenty of occasions whether it be your graduation, a party, race day or a wedding guest, you are bound to find something you love. Check them out here www.hybridfashion.com.


Thanks for reading

Chloe x 

P.S. I was also challenged by So... With Attitude* to pair one of there couture fragrances with an outfit. The fragrance I pick to go with this red dress is Paris. Its a very feminine scent yet sophisticated, which matches this style perfectly. 
uk.sowithattitude.com/so-couture




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Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Mac Velvet Teddy and Soar

Sold Out!!!... This is all I heard from Mac regarding their Velvet Teddy lipstick and Soar lipliner for weeks. If you don't know why, then where have you been? Well apparently Kylie Jenner uses said products to get her iconic 90's matte nude lip. Obviously being obsessed with make up and loving the Kardashians/Jenner's, I needed to have them. Therefore when they came back on sale on Mac's website I jumped at the screen and hit purchase like my life was at stake. 
I don't have any regrets because the shades and formulas are beautiful. However they are both a lot darker than I thought they would be, I know Kylie isn't exactly dark skinned but I would say these products might be too dark for the palest of skins. Both Velvet Teddy and Soar are pretty much the same but one is a lipstick and one is a lip liner, therefore they pair perfectly together to create the 90's matte dark nude lip. 
Velvet Teddy is quite a pinky nude shade, but darker then your usual nude. I would say its more of a your lips but better shade. The finish is beautifully matte but not at all drying and lasts for hours. 
Soar is a gorgeous pink toned brown shade, very similar to the lipstick but more rosy in my opinion. As it isn't far off my natural lip shade, it makes a perfect liner. I love Mac liners are they are so easy to use and stay in place well. They are quite creamy so glide on well but leave a nice matte finish. 

Stay tuned to my Twitter and Instagram for photo's of me wearing these bad boys!

Thanks for reading

Chloe x 

P.S. Please let me know your opinion on the Kylie Jenner lip trend.




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Saturday, 22 November 2014

W7 Contour Challenge

Since the Kardashians came onto our screens, most of us have been drooling with envy over their incredible make up. One thing that I have been trying to master for years is Kim K's stunning contours. So when I was challenged by W7 Cosmetics* to 'Create Contours', using their Captain Matte Foundation, Chunky Bronzer and Chunky Cheeks Blusher, it was time to put my years of practice to test. 
www.w7cosmetics.co.uk/product/captain-matte-foundation-true-beige £4.95
I was really impressed with this foundation, its quite liquidy but I like this as it's so easy to blend. The Matte finish looks good and doesn't make you look like a piece of cardboard. Unlike some matte foundations I've used, it doesn't come out cakey at all, this is probably as its quite thin. I would say the coverage is medium to full and is buildable. The only thing wrong with this foundation was that the shade is a little bit too dark for me. Although this isn't completely bad as I was looking to buy a slightly darker foundation because my others do not match when I have a tan. Therefore I just mix the Captain Matte one with another one of my lighter foundations to get the perfect shade. 
www.w7cosmetics.co.uk/product/chunky-bronzer £4.95
The chunky bronzer is my favourite product I received from W7. It is very easy to apply as it's so creamy, you just swipe it on and then blend with a brush. I apply this under my cheek bones, down my nose and around my forehead. I then blend it with my stippling brush. Again this has a nice matte finish, its brilliant for creating contours and the illusion of a slimmer face . The chunky bronzer is the first cream bronzer I have tried and I love it as it really helps to create shadows. I have used it every time I have done my make up and will continue to do so in the future. 
www.w7cosmetics.co.uk/product/london-2 £4.95
The Chunky Cheeks Blusher stick is a creamer formula which is easy to apply and blend on the cheeks. I really like using cream blushes as I think they last longer. I love the shade also, its a cute baby pink which I didn't think would suit me at first but it really did. 
You might not have heard of W7 but you need to check them out as they sell fantastic quality make up and they are such a reasonable price. Check them out here www.w7cosmetics.co.uk.

Thanks for reading

Chloe x 

P.S. What products do you use to get Kim K contours? 




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Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Current Favourites

I have filmed a video for you featuring my favourite beauty/fashion items at the moment. 


Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
Pure & Pose Dancing Queen Lashes*
NYX Cream Blush Natural
Rimmel Kate Moss 107 Lipstick
NYX Matte Lipstick Merlot
OPI Nail Varnish Shorts Story
Palmers Cocoa Butter Skin Therapy Oil
Aussie Beach Mate 3 Minute Miracle Treatment
Florence and Fred Fluffy Jumper
Asos Needle and Thread Tulle Skirt
Miss Guided Ribbed Blue Midi Dress

Watch my video here:


Thanks for watching

Chloe x

P.S. Please let me know your favourite items in the comments. 





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Friday, 14 November 2014

Chantel Martin Candles

As the winter months draw in I am sure many of you are digging out all of the scented candles and snuggling up on the sofa with loads of comfort food. I was an extremely lucky girl and was asked if I wanted to try out a few candles from the Chantel Martin* collection. They are a relatively new company, ran by husband and wife Paul and Chantel Martin, but I can tell they are going to be a big success. 

When I received two massive boxes of candles I was extremely surprised. They asked me to pick out some of the big ones and they said they would send me one each of the votive's. I was definitely not expecting the amount that arrived. The candles were packaged very well, with so much polystyrene I don't think they could ever break. They arrived next day by courier which is a great bonus. 

The selection of scents are extraordinary, whether you prefer refreshing, floral or comforting, you will definitely find one you like. So much so that I thought I would go through, smell them all and then pick a favourite. This proved a hell of a lot harder than I first thought as I honestly love them all. I tried to separate the ones I liked the most and it turned out to be half of them! I love Mango, Jasmine Neroli and Mint, Clean Cotton, Whitewood Vanilla and Patchouli, Cranberry, Bubblegum, Fresh Lemon, Watermelon Sorbet, Baby Powder, Luscious Lemon, Fresh Mint and Verbena, White Florals and Ginger (I told you it was difficult). The rest also smelt incredible too, the only one I wasn't too keen on was Amber Nectarine Rose and Wild Honey. Can you believe I only found one I didn't like out of approx 20. I am normally extremely fussy with candle scents.
The Chantel Martin candles have a good strong scent cold, when they are lit it does take a little bit of time for the smell to fill the room. Having said that they are still much better than most scented candles I've tried. The big jars burn quite slowly so I think they will last me quite a long time. I burnt a couple of votive's and they went down about half way in about 6 hours which is quite quick, but brilliant considering they only cost £2.50. The medium apothecary jars come in at £9.99, the large at £15.99 and the luxury scents (ones with metal lids) are priced at £19.99. Overall they burnt down well and did not leave any of that nasty black stuff on the glass. 
The service I received from this company was amazing. Paul informed me that he was not happy with the colour of the Whitewood luxury one, which as you might be able to tell from the photo's looks a little bit different. He sent it anyways and promised to send me a replacement when he was happy with it. I wouldn't too bothered how it looked because it still smelt incredible so I completely forgot about it. I then received a new one a couple of days ago which does look a lot cleaner. I was so impressed with the honesty and generosity I received, Chantel and Paul seem like lovely people. 


I honestly love these candles so much, I am so impressed with all the scents and I would 100% recommend them to anyone! Check out Chantel Martin Candles here www.chantelmartincandles.com or they will be happy to help you on Twitter twitter.com/Chantel__Martin

Thanks for reading

Chloe x 

P.S.I would love to know what your favourite candle scent is? 




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Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Charnos Hosiery National Stockings Day

A few weeks ago I attended an event to celebrate National Stockings Day. This was created by Charnos Hosiery* to encourage more women to wear stockings instead of tights as well as raising money for Breast Cancer Care. The theme of the event was 'The Only Way is Stockings' as it was located in TOWIE star Lydia Bright's shop, Bella Sorella in Loughton Essex. 


Me and Lydia
Georgia and Lydia 
Goody Bag
I event was so much fun, Lydia and her sister were so kind and down to earth, we chatted to them for ages and got to have a look round their wonderful shop. Charnos have a massive range of tights and stockings, and are also brilliant quality. I vlogged some of the event which you can watch below. 


Thanks for reading

Chloe x 

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