A Night with Garnier & The Saturdays

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Last Sunday wasn't my usual Sunday at home slouched on the sofa in my pyjamas dreading Monday morning. Oh no, it was way more exciting. Garnier Ultimate blends is currently sponsoring The Saturdays Greatest Hits tour so when they contacted me to see if I'd be interested in going to see the show, I jumped at the chance. I've been a big fan of The Saturdays for years - all of their songs are super catchy and I think they're all stunning girls. Not to mention Mollie King is my ultimate style icon! 

Garnier told me I could take a plus one to the show with me and I knew straight away I had to ask my fifteen year old sister Jessica to come along - she's a big fan of the group too and I thought it'd be nice to treat her. Blogging gives me some really amazing opportunities so its nice to be able to share them whenever I can with my nearest and dearest.

We arrived at the O2 Apollo in Manchester around 7pm (after getting stuck in the worst traffic ever) and were greeted by Kate who took us back stage and offered us lots of drinks and nibbles - lovely! We then had our hair curled by one of Garnier's stylists (check out the photos below) and we both loved the finished results. They used a large barrel curler to create big bouncy curls and I now need to get my hands on one so I can recreate the look at home!

After we'd had our hair styled The Saturdays came to see us for a photo opportunity which was such a nice surprise - Garnier hadn't told me we'd get the chance to meet them but I'd seen that a few other bloggers had at their other shows so I was secretly hoping we would get the chance for a photo! When they arrived in the room, I couldn't stop looking at them - they're the most beautiful group of girls I've ever laid my eyes on. Seriously, they're flawless - each and every one of them! A few of you tweeted me the name of their makeup artist after I was saying how flawless they looked on Twitter and all I can say is she's a genius! I've never seen such perfect makeup in my whole life! They were all really friendly too - more than happy to post for photos and they thought Jess was cute - she was so nervous to meet them, bless her!

Huge thanks to the lovely Suzy for letting me use these two photos from the show. Mine were such bad quality!

The show itself was absolutely amazing - I'd totally forgotten how many great songs The Saturdays have had - they're all so catchy and everyone  was up on their feet dancing and singing along! I still can't believe they've only had one number one! The production was brilliant too - the girls wore a stunning array of sparkly outfits (the gold ones were my fave) and the choreography was on point! They even had a bunch of butch dancers parading around the stage half naked - what more could we have asked for?

I also spotted Frankie's husband Wayne Bridge when I went to get a drink from the bar. He looked as though he was thoroughly enjoying himself and I thought it was so cute to see him there supporting his wife! Aw!

Overall we have an absolutely brilliant night and I can't thank Garnier enough for giving us the opportunity! Blogging can be hard work sometimes, especially with a full time job but getting the chance to do cool things like this makes all the hard work worth it! Don't forget to check out the new Garnier Ultimate Blends range too - I've tried a few of the products now and they're fantastic!

Are you a fan of The Saturdays? Who is your favourite?

Lots of love,

Brand Spotlight: Me Me Me Cosmetics

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Me Me Me Cosmetics, Me Me Me Makeup, Me Me Me Makeup Review

Me Me Me is a brand I've often seen dotted around the high street but until recently, I'd never tried any of their products. However, when a gorgeous package of their products arrived for me in the post, I couldn't wait to give them a try. I was instantly impressed with their packaging - its very whimsical and girly without looking too over the top or tacky! I also loved the look of the products and a couple of them stood out to me as dupes of more high end brands. Keep reading to find out what I think about this lovely lot ...

Boho Balm | Coral Taupe | £6.50* 
When I first saw this 'Boho Balm', I thought it was a lip balm. However, I was quite surprised to see that its actually a lip and cheek tint! I've not seen a multi-purpose tint in cheek form like this but I really like the idea and think the packaging is absolutely gorgeous! There's two shades includes, a muted pink/brown and a muted coral - both of which are stunning shades for both lips and cheeks. I personally prefer to wear the left hand shade on my cheeks as I think its very natural and gives me skin a beautiful dewy glow.

Cupid's Kiss Cheek & Lip tint | Coral Blossom | £5.50* 
Beat the Blues Skin Illuminator | Oyster Gold | £5.50
DUPE ALERT! Does anyone else see the resemblance to Benefit's lip & cheek tints? As soon as I saw these cheaper versions from Me Me Me, I instantly thought of the Benefit tints - everything from the nail polish style bottles to the products themselves are virtually identical. The Cupid's Kiss lip and cheek tint is like a slightly more pink version of 'Lollitint' and Beat the Blues highlighter is an exact dupe for Benefits 'High Beam'. I've really been enjoying both of these products - they're great for adding extra dimension to the cheeks as both give a lovely dewy finish. They're also easy to use and they last well on the skin - no complaints!

Eye Inspire Catwalk Quad Collection | Fire Eyes | £6.50*
When I first laid eyes on this little eyeshadow quad, I'm not going to lie, I wasn't a fan. I thought the shades looked garish and I didn't think it would be something I'd get any use out of. However, after giving them a swatch for the photos for this post, I was pleasantly surprised. As well as being beautifully pigmented, the colours are much more flattering than you'd expect them to be from first appearances. I'm still not sold of the pink shade but the purple, organge and khaki shades are all lovely and I just know I'll get lots of use out of them in the A/W months. I love the metallic finish too!

Dew Pots | £7.25 each*
I love cream eye shadows so I was very excited to try these super cute 'dew pots'. I absolutely love the little glass jars they come in and they're so handy for popping all over the lid if I can't be bothered doing a full eye shadow look. I love both of these shades too - they're very natural and glowy - perfect to use as an eye shadow base, on the lid, as a highlight or entirely on their own. They're really creamy and blends exceptionally well! Love!

Lip Glaze | Creme Caramel | £7.50*
I'm sure you all know how much I love a lip product so it'll be no surprise to you that I really like this product! The shade is a creamy nude so its very natural but I love that for those 'no makeup makeup' kind of days and I've also been using it on top of my favourite lipsticks to add a bit of shine. It isn't sticky at all which I really like and it smells yummy too! Not much else to say about this other than its a great little product and one I'd recommend trying if you're a lip gloss fan!

Dark & Divine Mascara | £8.00*
You may have heard me mention before that I'm very picky when it comes to mascara. I've tried more than I could count and there's been many that I've been left completely unimpressed by. This 'Dark & Divine' mascara from Me Me Me is in my 'its okay' pile. I wasn't blown away by it but I don't hate it either - I'd say it does its job but it doesn't provide a huge amount of length, curl or thickness. It coats my lashes and makes them look more defined but other than that, there's not much else to say. I've been using this on days when I was my makeup to look a little more natural and it works well for that but I don't think I'd buy it again! 

Overall I'm really impressed with these Me Me Me products and I'd definitely try more from their range. They're good quality, have lovely packaging and are reasonably price!

Do you like the look of these products? You can find our more about them on the Me Me Me website.

Lots of love,

6 Must-Have Autumn Fashion Trends

Friday, 12 September 2014

Autumn is just around the corner! On September 22nd, it officially begins. For a majority of us, the fun Autumn festivities begin a little bit sooner, which means that now is the perfect time to keep updated with upcoming trends. If you want embrace this new season in style, there are plenty of great trends to try out and experiment with this year. Here are just a few if you want to make sure that you are prepared this season.

1. Tartan 
Nothing is going to start off this season better than tartan. This pattern will be everywhere and having a wardrobe full of sexy clothes will not be complete without it. This year, try to be as daring as possible with tartan. Try out a long maxi dress with a zipped up leather jacket or a pair of pants with a grungy black sweater. If you really want to make a statement, try wearing a tartan shirt with a leather skirt, some tights along with a pair of heels. That will really bring you some attention!

2. Leopard Print
This season, leopard print is pretty popular! Leopard print jackets are a must have and will look fantastic with a black dress and a nice bun. If you need a pattern for a t-shirt, then look no further than a leopard print pattern with a pair of jeans and black flats.

3. Speckled 
This year, black and white speckled clothing is another fun print option. Try wearing a nice speckled pullover with either a cute pair of jeans or a black skirt and you will look absolutely adorable.

4. The Mod Boot
This year, you will see quite a bit of the mod boot. This boot is not quite a boot but more like a high heel. These little numbers are very cute and if you're looking for the perfect pair for your wardrobe, look for a pair that has contrasting pattern or a hint of color for additional style.

5. The Smock Dress
This Autumn is going to be all about smock dresses! If you feel like you're taking a bunch of art classes this year, it will be because of this fun and versatile smock dress. Try tartan, leopard or speckled smock dresses to roll this seasons styles into one.

6. A 70s Inspired Leather Skirt
For the perfect Autumn bottom essential, look no further than a 70's inspired leather skirt. This will look perfect with your tartan shirt or speckled pullover. Actually, it makes a statement all on its own!

These are only six out of many fashion trends for the Autumn. Make sure you look fabulous this year with these must-own trends! 

Which is your favourite?

Lots of love,