#BLFW Day 1

Friday, 28 March 2014

Bloggers Fashion Week, what can I say Danielle? You did it again. 
Well I'll save all of the goodness until my last #BLFW post.. but a quick thank you to Danielle for organising this spectacular event, she does it ALL by herself, so definitely deserves a round of applause! 

If you're reading this I absolutely adore you and cannot wait to work on our projects in the future! 

So if you didn't know this was the first ever Bloggers Fashion Week, in honour of the fabulous London Fashion Week in aid of bloggers and their blogs. Often us bloggers get invited to many events but not many highlight what we do or give us enough inspiration to do better. 
From talks, to catwalks and general networking with bloggers, brands, press, and celebs - Bloggers Fashion Week was definitely the place to be during this week. Held in Penthouse London with the most astonishing views... I think its safe to say we all left feeling excited for the future. 

Bring on #BLFW 2015 (: 

Top & Skirt - Miss Guided
Shoes - New Look
Clutch - Vanessa John-Baptiste
Watch - Casio Mini
Nails - Models Own Gel Effect

Now this lady needs no introduction, but if you don't know my lovely friend Miss Alisha White was BNTM 'S cycle 6 runner up!
Recently she has created her own line of FIERCE lashes called 'Model It' My fave were the Model It lashes, I personally don't wear eyelashes as mines are really long anyway but If I did it'd have to be these ones for that simple everyday look.
Follow Alisha's brand here and the creator herself here

Want to pimp your heels? Shoe Licks offers just that!
Take a look at their website here they have many designs.

Maro - by Egyptian jewellery designer Mariam Andrawiss
It was lovely speaking to Mariam and loved trying on some of her jewellery!

Taro Collection
funky hand made jewellery available to buy here

Major London 05 - loved that skirt on the end
A dynamic duo, one of them designs the patterns and the other creates the garment!
shop here

I fell in love with this jumper from IWYC as you may know I absolutely adore cats!

I spent probably an hour speaking to the ladies over at Swap In The City UK
they were really sweet and my team over +BG. Gals won about four of their goodie bags (waheeeey).
If you don't know Swap In the City hosts AMAZING swishing events for those of you who have unwanted good quality clothes, the concept behind the event is great.. read more here

FROW & cupcakes by Miss Cupcakes I absolutely adore her cupcakes I've had them many times before, definitely recommend using this company for your events.

Hugs & Kisses from me and +Michelle Hung

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p.s. if you caught me at bloggers fashion week give me a shout below, would love to check your blogs out!

Call It Spring

Monday, 10 March 2014

Jersey - Primark via ASOS // Sunglasses £2.79 - EBAY here // Skort £7.99 - EBAY here //
Satchel - River Island // Shoes - Office // Sunglasses Case - River Island // Phone Case - EBAY here //

Shop the rest of my look on EBAY! 
Jersey - here £4.99 + £1.99 p&p
Shoes - here £16.99 + £2.99 p&p
Satchel - here £13.99 + £2.99 p&p

Blanc et Noir

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Laimon Fresh*

Monday, 3 March 2014

So in reference to my previous post Blogging Gals Goody Bag, I did mention I'd do a separate post on this drink because it is that AMAZING. 
Firstly a great big thanks to the lovely people at the Impact Agency (Rebecca Longhurst in particular) for sending me 12 bottles of this amazing drink!

So what is  Laimon Fresh you ask?
Laimon Fresh is a sparkling drink that boasts the most refreshing natural flavours, including lemon, lime and mint. Laimon Fresh does not contain any artificial preservatives, colours or flavours - the drink is most certainly refreshing when chilled and still tastes great when still. 

As I am half Moroccan my comparison to Laimon Fresh has to be Moroccan tea (which I absolutely love), if you are into the taste of Moroccan/Turkish tea I'm pretty sure you'll love Laimon Fresh!

Laimon Fresh is available to buy in Sainsbury's, Tesco extra, Waitrose and many other stores and online. 

Before I go I'll leave you with some cocktail recipes - let's get creating! 

The Mojito
You will need:
- 50ml of white rum
- Crushed ice 
- 330ml can of Laimon Fresh

- Pour 50ml of white rum into a tall glass
- Fill glass 2/3 of the way up with crushed ice
- Pour a 330ml can of Laimon Fresh  in to the glass and stir.

Berry Fresh
You will need:

- 60ml vodka
- 330ml can of Laimon Fresh
- 4 blackberries
- 4 blueberries
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp sugar syrup

- Muddle two of each berries in the bottom of a shaker, adding ice, lemon and sugar syrup then shake well.
-  Strain mixture into glass over crushed ice then top with Laimon Fresh
- Garnish as you like.

(Thanks to Lisa at the Impact Agency for the above recipes)
- Laimon Fresh
- Crushed Ice
- Mint Leaves
- Slice of Lemon

Blogging Gals Goody Bag

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Can you tell the photos below were taken using my apple iphone 4s camera? 
Dammit if you can! I've left my camera charger in London so have had to improvise, I thought to myself I can't just not blog for a week and a half so... tada my apple babe saved me :) 
Moving swiftly on! 
If you follow me on twitter you probably already know that I am the founder of Blogging Gals an online community for British based bloggers (check us out). So, as I was planning a team meetup I thought it'd be nice to also put together some goody bags for the team for their hard efforts so far in promoting etc. 
I was thrilled that so many brands offered to provide the team with some goodies (thank you all).
So let's begin reviewing.... 

Sainsbury's Boutique makeup range  
- Cloud Cuckoo Land nail polish (11ml)
- Wild Goose Chase nail polish (11ml)
- Cat That Got The Cream lip gloss (6ml)
- Burning The Midnight Oil eye shdaow (6m)
Can I just say whoever comes up with these product names is just genius!
Right, so in the picture below I am wearing the Cloud Cuckoo Land nail polish. I've only used one coat of nail polish, which is amazing as with nearly every nail polish I use I usually have to use two or three, and drying time was perfect only took about 10 minutes! 
I also tried the Cat That Got The Cream lip gloss, its definitely something I'd wear over a nude lipstick and not by itself as it is quiet sticky and is not long lasting. 
I'm yet to try the eye shadow but will definitely include it in a smoky eye look.
Read more here

I was sooooooooo happy we got to collab with Dimuene, as the rings they do are simply amazing!  
I got sent a variety of rings by Maria at Dimuene, I did choose the largest ring that got sent simply because it was love at first sight and is something I would buy in a heartbeat! 
Dimuene offer the rings to be purchased as a set for £10 or individually for £3 p&p is £1

Resultime by Collin Paris (Paraben free)
- Anti-ageing mask
- Gel Collagen 
I haven't actually tried any of the above on my face but did a quick try on my hands, I washed and dried my hands massaging a small amount of the Collagen gel into my skin. I actually noticed that this product instantly plumped and moisturised my skin which is something I do find my skin needs. 
The anti ageing mask will be given to my mother as like me she loves trying new products and does not want to get old (n'aww)! 
Read reviews here
Many thanks to Roxanne Clements at Fraser Muir for sending the team these samples to try. 

- R&B Hair Moisturiser
I've not tried this yet, but this product was recommended to me by one of the guys at Lush Northampton as I do have very dry hair. According to the Lush website this formula was specifically created for those with afro or curly hair as it conditions well. Some key ingredients feature; avocado butter, extra virgin coconut oil, and jojoba oil. 
Cannot wait to try this product!! 

Now this has to be one of the best discoveries like ever! Back in January I went to the Clothes Show Live and had a bottle of Laimon Fresh in a goodie bag all I can say is wow! 
If you are a fan of mint, lemon and lime together just imagine it all in the form of a fizzy drink. I will be doing a separate post on these drinks (that's how amazing they are) so won't give away too much right now. 
Thanks to Rebecca Longhurst at the Impact Agency for sending the team these.

Read my review here

Read some more reviews by the team below: 
+oyku yigit's review - here
+Joana Raquel's review - here
+TheyCallHer Mon's review - here
+Amber Longhurst's review - here

Lots of love, 

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