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Friday, 28 November 2014

Avon UK Domestic Violence Campaign - #Wall of Silence

Hi Everyone!

This year the world of social media has really been helping everyone acknowledge a heap of charities for well worthy causes such as the Ice bucket challenge for ALS , the no make up selfie for breast cancer, selfie with your dog for the Manchester dogs home and many many more!

Although I have taken part in the majority of them when I heard about this great campaign that Avon has started I had to write a blog post to accompany my selfie and donation because it is something that I rarely discussed and it touched me. Avon UK are running the #wallofsilence selfie campaign in aid of  Domestic Violence and I am shocked that I did not know about this sooner.

This is my 'SHHH' selfie and for every selfie with the hashtag wallofsilence, Avon will donate £1....

Avon UK launched its Speak Out against Domestic Violence campaign in 2009 and has raised more than £1.5 million for charity partners Refuge and Women's Aid. Learn more about Avon UK's support for women's causes here.

I have experience domestic abuse myself - I have been head butted,  man handled and emotionally/mentally abused by an ex partner. Until this day he would never admit the violence he made against me, infact he told everyone that I had made up him head butting me the night it happened which upset me greatly. However when we broke up he did apologise for mistreating me as a boyfriend - whether this includes the violent/emotional abuse I do not know but at the time I didn't listen to family and friends. I went back to him and I shouldn't of. I never spoke out about it again - until we broke up. But everytime I see domestic violence on a show or a friend comes to me because of something they have experienced I can not help but be deeply touched by it all because I have been there too.

Not many people speak up about it - men or women - and we really should! So I wanted to let anyone know who is reading this now that you can speak up about your experiences; to your family, friends, to me if you have to, my email address is available so I am more then willing to give any advice I can.

If you are experiencing domestic violence, or think you know someone who might be,
please reach out and get support: | |

Please help spread the word and share your selfie!

(Please note this is NOT a sponsored post)

Face of the Day: Welcoming back plum lipstick

Hi Beauts!

I love that I can wear my darker shades of lipstick in Autmn and Winter, although there is nothing wrong with wearing them in Summer, I just feel better rocking them in the colder months. And today I welcomed this lovely shade out of hibernation....

Shade & Brand to be confirmed

Although this lipstick was bought from my local black hair shop in Wolverhampton it can pretty much be found in plenty well known brands such as Rimmel, MAC etc. (When I visit the store again I will be sure to add the definite name of the lipstick brand and shade)

What are you go to beauty brands and shades for the colder months?


Thursday, 27 November 2014

Outfit Inspiration: Wrap up it's Winter

Hi Lovelies!

Here's a new outfit I created based around the lovely tartan cape. I think Winter is insisting on us wrapping up in our thermals, and sometimes we have to give in, but sometimes we have to stay fabulous so take a peek at these items I thought went well together....

 All items available from River Island

What are your thoughts on this outfit?


Monday, 24 November 2014

Calling all fabulous singles looking for love!!

Hi Everyone!

A super quick post for the single guys and gals out there reading my blog, I want to draw your attention to the following bit of info:

When I spoke to the lovely Marina at Two Four Productions she had the following to say about the opportunity.....

"We're doing some research for a new observational documentary in which we’ll be giving single people the opportunity to take part in a social experiment and explore a new way of dating.  From hopeless romantics who always fall for the wrong person, those just out of a long-term relationship and ready to get back into the dating game, to anyone wondering why they’ve never found ‘the one’, we’re looking for warm, engaging and funny individuals who would like to try and increase their chances of finding love.

I’ve attached a flyer (with my colleague Farrah’s details) and I wondered whether you would be kind enough to mention it in your brilliant blog, any editorial, in your social media, tweet and / or share our details on Facebook, anyway to spread the word?  It really is a fantastic opportunity and I’d be very grateful for any help in reaching out to fabulous singletons."

If you're up for it then there's not a lot of time left to get in touch with Two Four! Leave a comment if you do go for it.



Tuesday, 11 November 2014

George at Asda Christmas Party Dress Range

Hi Ladies!

I've been taking a peek at this years Christmas party dress range and there a fair few little gems for great prices this year and I really wanted to share with you some of my favourite items.

There is something for everyone, something for those who really want to dress up, those who want to dress down and even some nice pieces for those well on their way to becoming yummy mummies in the maternity range.

I am definitely one who likes to dress up, so I wanted to share with you my favourite items for Christmas nights out....

Red Jumpsuit - £20
Red, one of the sexiest and festive colours to be wearing this Christmas. Teamed with a simple clutch and matching heels, a real head turning look!

Gold Sequin Dress - £25
For those who are more modest you can match this dress with opaque tights and black heels. If you're feeling more adventurous then forget the tights and find yourself some matching sparkly heels for that extra WOW factor

Lace Bardot Dress - £20
There can be no Christmas party range without a bit of lace! Off the shoulder and figure hugging style dress with some nude heels is also a winner

Lace Maternity Dress - £16
Not one to leave out the ladies looking for suitable maternity party wear this Christmas, there are also some lace options for you too! Available in two styles, without or without sleeves, I preferred the sleeve option and love love love this shade of teal

So what do you think?  Will you be purchasing anything from the Christmas party range from George at Asda ?


Outfit of the Day: Ombre Faux Fur Baby!

Hi Lovelies!

I've been MIA but i'm now back and with a bang, my first outfit of the day is dedicated to my fabulous and not so new, Love Label ombre jacket and teamed with my fabulous floppy hat, this outfit got a fair few compliments.....

Hat - A gift
Jacket - Love Label
Leggings - Primark
Top - Primark

Don't you always feel ten times better after a crappy, stressful period in your life then you decide enough is enough so you just get up, get dressed, do your hair and make up and go out for some retail therapy? Well this is how I felt on this day and so I continued my Christmas shopping- to some this is stressful, to me this is one of the best forms of de-stressing and a very productive day.

I purchased this jacket earlier in the year from in the sale for around £40 and I had been waiting for the best time to take it out of my closet. I was even stopped by an assistant in New Look who asked where I got my jacket and she said I pulled it off really well and she loved the way is 'swished' as I walked. Yup I was definitely feeling better about myself after that compliment!

Have you added a new faux fur jacket to your closet for Winter?

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