5.25.2013

Black Magic Woman.


Bowler Hat . Vintage (Similar here) / Dress . Vintage (Similar here) / Shoes . Creepers / Socks & Sunnies . Primark /

It seems as if I haven't posted an outfit in half a century. Mostly because I've finished uni for the summer and the copious (but lovely) amounts of free time have utterly confused me. The freedom is so wonderful, though i'm tempted to open up AutoCAD and Sketchup and well... set myself a mini project for the summer!

One of my goals for summer is to wear less black, and as you can see from this post i've clearly succeeded (Hehe!) But what can I say, black is such a forgiving colour, it's both warm and cold, both striking and conspicuous. It's just so easy to wear!
  

XOXO Sade

P.S. I'm Company Magazine's Forum Blogger of the week! Check out the post here :) And I've been featured under Blogger Style File on TheMuseTv here!

5.24.2013

Sheffield Bloggers Event.

 On Saturday, myself and Lora headed to Sheffield for the #SheffieldMeet . Lora very kindly offered to drive myself and her to Sheffield's Meadowhall where we met 36 other very excited bloggers. We all met at Handmade Burger, who very kindly provided us with our lunch for the day! I chose a Bacon, Cheese and BBQ burger which, to this date has been one of the best burgers i've ever tucked into.
 Over lunch I met Yuna, Michelle, Kelly, Kerys and Jess. We chatted about Real Techniques Brushes to Boyfriends and so much more! It was lovely to meet you ladies!
After Lunch and some retail therapy on myself and Lora's part we headed to LUSH for a run through of their new Emotional Brilliance range. Robyn the manager of Meadowhall's Lush was incredibly knowledgeable, friendly and welcoming and Lora and I ended up spending nearly two hours in the store because we had such a wonderful time! LUSH's Vanillary perfume is most definately on my to buy list for the end of summer. 
We were very kindly given products to try out from their new range (I'll be writing a review as soon as i've tried them!) and we even got a mini hand and arm massage from Robyn which was very very relaxing!
 We were also very kindly given goodie bags, complete with home-made name tags by Charlotte! So a huge thank you to Rachel, Caroline and Charlotte for such a wonderful day! I really had fun and it was so nice to finally meet the faces behind the blogs!



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XOXO Sade

P.S Link me your pinterest's below! I'm new to the pinning scene! :) Also I've been featured here! How cool is that?!

5.20.2013

COMPETITION | Pin To Win At Destination Figleaves.


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As a fuller bust woman with a smaller back size, underwear brands such as Figleaves have been a godsend in terms of finding good quality affordable bra’s that keep me feeling secure, seamless and comfortable. Just last week on twitter I was complaining about the underwire in my last ‘good bra’ finally giving way under the strain of my chest and not being able to find good swimwear that doesn’t leave me feeling a bit too jiggly, and not in a good way! I’ve spied with my little eye that Figleaves are holding a Pin to Win contest over on Pinterest in which you could win a holiday collection worth a whopping £150. The contest ends on the 26th though so hurry and get pinning - here’s my entry.



Here’s a little wish list detailing the things I’d love if I won the competition! I’m enjoying prints more and more as the weather warms up, and this Figleaves swimsuit would be a wonderful addition to my growing collection of floral items of clothing, I don’t think I’ll ever quite be over florals. Florals for Autumn, Florals for Winter, Florals for Spring and of course Florals for Summer. If you didn’t realise, I’m slightly obsessed with florals. Figleaves also have a large selection of bikini’s on their site which range from AA to a K which is fantastic, I love when brands are so inclusive of sizes! But if you’re like myself and aren’t quite as courageous to show off your midriff, Figleaves has a wonderful array of swimwear, some of which are retro inspired!  Figleaves also stock some beautiful underwear from some of my favourite brands such as Freya and Elle Macpherson so be sure to check them out!



Remember to enter the contest and follow them and myself on pinterest!


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XOXO Sade 
P.S. This is post PR collaboration*

5.14.2013

Lincoln's Vintage Fair.


Hello everyone! Hope you're all well! On Saturday one of my favourite fair's came to Lincoln! None other than Judy's Vintage Fair! I've been an avid fan of the fair and the kilo sales that Judy's organizes around England, I've always managed to nab myself many a bargain at the fairs.


5.08.2013

Benefit's "They're Real" Mascara.





I have what are to be considered non-existent eye lashes, and this has irked me a lot over the years. My lashes are thin and short and finding a mascara that both thickens and lengthens them is virtually impossible. I've been using L'Oreal's Carbon Black Telescopic Mascara for the past 3 years and whilst i've generally loved it, i found that it mostly lengthened and didn't do much for thickness so I sometimes ended up with the dreaded clumpy spider lash! 

In the June copy of ELLE with the gorgeous Miley Cyrus on the cover, I spied a cheeky free mascara, but not just any mascara, a Benefit mascara! Now i've heard lot's of good things about the "They're Real" Mascara, but the thought of paying £19.50 for a mascara seemed ridiculous especially as a student on a budget. 

First things first, the things I love about this mascara; With one coat my lashes were lengthened and thickened, meaning you don't need to use much product to get the look you desire. I also loved that the brush has lots and lots of teeny bristles that catch literally every lash. Also, the brush has a little domed tip that is perfect for getting those tiny wispy bottom lashes!

There wasn't much i disliked about this product except for the fact that i found the wand just a little bit too big for my eyes and I kept poking myself in the eye with it! And the fact that the brush sometimes has too much product on it. Also, I found it quite difficult to remove from my lashes after a long day and my lazy girl routine of simply wiping it off with wipes didn't quite cut it. I had to go through the whole process of the "Cotton-pad-on-eye-for-five-minutes" which for someone as lazy as I am with beauty, was far too long.

Would I purchase it? Honestly, yes! (I'd be grouchy paying nearly £20 for a mascara though) I can't lie, for me, this mascara is a winner. I got so many compliments on my eyes the day I wore it to uni! And one was even from a guy! Seeing as you only need a little product to go a long way, it's an investment (can a mascara be called an investment?!) But I will 100% definitely be repurchasing after my sample run's out! 


What beauty products have you guys been loving this month? 

P.S. Thank you to everyone who voted for me in the Company Magazine awards! We find out who won at the end of the month so fingers and toes crossed hehe! <3




XOXO Sade.

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