Friday, 17 February 2017

Collection launch!

So today is the launch of my jewellery collaboration with Astrid and Miyu! I've been so excited to announce this and overwhelmed by the support already from everyone. I had a launch event the other day and couldn't believe how many people turned up and loved the new collection. I just wanted to say a message thank you to you guys and Astrid and Miyu for believing in me. Without you guys I wouldn't be here today doing what I love.

So the collection is called Charm Addiction - we based it on lucky charms and it revolves around the horse shoe, evil eye and the wishbone. We wanted to give it a modern twist and work on something that shows my style and personality. I really wanted to make sure we had a choker in the collection which is something different for Astrid & Miyu as they have never done one before. With the ear cuffs - I didn't want to miss out any ear jewellery but since I don't personally wear earrings I didn't feel comfortable putting out a product that I wouldn't wear. So the ear cuffs were the perfect solution! They are so comfortable and stay on the ear all day. I've had ones before where I could only wear them for 1-2 hours before my ears went red! I've been wearing the cuffs everyday and love them!

I really hope you guys love the collection! If you do get your hands on any pieces then please tweet me or tag me in any photos as I would love to see how you guys style them! Thank you again for your support guys! I love you all! 


Friday, 10 February 2017

Mate night with Selfridges

With Valentines day creeping up on us ever so soon I wanted to share with you a fun experience you can have with your bestie! It’s Selfridges version of ‘galentines’ day which is a perfect way to spend Valentines day with your bestie or even your mum! I experienced what they had to offer with my gal Chloe Helen Miles. We were in need of some pampering so this was a perfect way to spend the day! Selfridges take on a mate date night started off with a pampering session at Cowshed! We had the signature cowshed manicure and it was dream! Super relaxing that I tried not to fall asleep! It runs for about 45 minutes and you get a hand scrub included and massage which was the cherry on top.
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Next stop on our pampering schedule was the Face Gym work out! Yup, it’s exactly how it sounds - a work out for your face! I unfortunately couldn’t have the full workout as I’m still recovering from my tooth operation but I still got to experience the facial and tried out the ultrasound machine! We also had the gold leaf mask put on and baked on our faces for 10 minutes. The thought of having 24k gold on your face was pretty cool to be honest and I loved how cool I looked! After the treatment, I definitely noticed my skin glowing and would happily walk out of Selfridges with no make up! 
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After our treatments, we headed over to the YSL beauty counter for our make overs. You guys know how much I love YSL so this was a perfect match for us both! I went for something more natural and glowing and Chloe went for her signature look. We played around with some golden browns and nudes for my face palette and I ended up loving the final look! If you visit the YSL counter be sure to ask for Marcio! He is incredible! YSL are also launching a new Volupte Tint-in-Balm exclusively for Selfridges! Make sure to get your hands on them! I’ve already tried them out and they offer great hydration to your lips and a bit of a tint to create the perfect ‘no-make’ make up look. My favourite shades are 1 and 10.
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Last on the pampering schedule was a blow dry and treatment at Daniel Galvin (located on the Body studio space). I’ve been for a treatment here before and really love the space. Really calm and open so you can relax whilst having your hair done. We ended up having the Fusio Dose treatment. Much needed after bleaching my hair. A specially created formula to transform your hair in 10 minutes!
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We then headed up to the top floor where we were given a personal fragrance matching session with Bella Bellissima by Bella herself! It’s currently a mini pop up on the 4th floor that runs till 14th February and a perfect place to pick out a scent for your other half or yourself! Love yourself this Valentines day by discovering your perfect scent. I ended up choosing Velvet Santal. A timeless classic scent that could be worn day to night!
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When we finished our perfume matching, we went for an early dinner at Aubaine which was much needed! You really do work up an appetite from all the pampering! We ended up ordering so much food we were stuffed! Also ate all the desserts! A perfect way to end our mate night!
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For the night, we ended up staying at the London Edition thanks to Kiehls. Such a lovely surprise as well as they placed some pampering products around our room and also included some fancy chocolate! Of course we quickly changed into our pj's and put on some face masks! 
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We were also surprised with a treat box from Selfridges which included a 'I heart you' valentines day bag! A collaboration with Alphabet bags and includes goodies worth up to £118 but only cost £35 only at Selfridges. A perfect treat if you are stuck on what to get your girlfriend or bestie for Valentines day! The set includes products from Molton Brown, Nail Berry and Zelens. The box also included a cute personalised MOET champaign bottle that had a photo of me, Chloe and Dexter on it! Such a great little touch! This personalisation service is available in store till the 19th Feb!
Once again thank you Selfridges for such a great day full of pampering and great food. No one I'd rather share it with than Chloe! I'm hoping to coming back soon for another round but I think with my  mum or sister this time! 

This post was in collaboration with Selfridges

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Seychelles with Qatar airways

In December, I was invited to visit Seychelles by Qatar airways and the Seychelles tourism board as part of a new route introduced by Qatar airways. I jumped at the chance of course! Who wouldn't want to visit paradise? It was going to be a long flight to Seychelles but I was completely oblivious when I got onto the plane and slept away the nerves and time in business class. Thanks to the lovely guys at Qatar, I got to fly business class on route which stops over in Doha airport. I've only flown business class a few times and feel very blessed when I do. I sleep like a baby, eat till my heart is content and make new friends along the way. Unlike other airlines, Qatar airways really tailor to your every need. From dining whenever you want, pj's on board for the flight, a huge selection of movies and entertainment and even a lounge! By far my favourite airline to fly business class on - especially with the friendly and helpful staff on board. 
We finally arrived in Seychelles 14 hours later and was greeted with such a  beautiful celebration with music, dancers and local school kids welcoming us. Literally felt like royalty! I must point out though, this was a one off entrance as it was Qatar airways first flight back to the Seychelles in a few years! We also went to the Qatar airways party in the evening for the official launch of the new route!
Our first hotel we checked into was the H resort which offered this beautiful view from my room below. It was such a beautiful home away from home. I fell in love with the friendly staff, location, the food they had to offer and also the vibe of the hotel. With only 100 rooms on the resort it makes it such an intimate place to spend some quality time with a loved one. Next time though, I would definitely love to stay in the beach pool vila! 
We also had a welcome lunch at Vasco's (onsite) which lead to me eating way too much food!

We headed off to explore the local market in the town, full of fresh fruit, fish, spices and clothes.
In the evening we were treated to dinner on the property at Seyshima. A Japanese infused restaurant with a bit of a twist. The open kitchen was such a breath of fresh air and watching the chefs (who were super entertaining) cook your dinner was another highlight of the trip. I ended up eating so much again that evening - no regrets.
We even visited the La Digue which had breath taking beaches. It was definitely one of my favourite places to visit and I could honestly stay there for days. Hidden in the palm trees and rocks was this beach. I've never seen the sea that blue before and I was in awe the whole time. It really was a little secret patch of paradise!There was even a coconut hut down the path which was perfect for a refreshing drink.
We also got to hung out and feed giant tortoises on the Island! I've never seen them this big before and they were such gentle giants. 
Another activity I ended up loving was a helicopter ride of the the Seychelles Island. Believe me when I say I was speechless at what mother nature had created. It was also my first time in a helicopter and it was such an incredible experience. I would recommend doing this when you visit Seychelles! You get to see everything and even maybe some dolphins!
It's safe to say Seychelles was magical. Even though I didn't spend a lot of time there it gives me an excuse to go back and visit. Hopefully with Oli next time - he would love the food! I met the most amazing and down to earth people and it was really one of the best trips to date. Here to more travelling this year, to more friendships and exploring what the world has to offer. Again, thank you so much to Qatar Airways and the Seychelles tourism board for welcoming us with a smile - I'm very grateful to of been able to experience the island. I can't wait to be back! 

Disclaimer - This trip was part of a press trip and I was kindly invited along with Qatar Airways. All thoughts are my own.