22 February 2015

My London Fashion Week Day 1: HEMYCA + Soojin Lee

Yesterday marked my first ever visit to London Fashion Week for Teenage Fashion UK. Of course, I've already experienced the rush of things last season when I was writing for another website but nothing beats going to London Fashion Week for your own blog or website. The independence you feel is unreal and it's definitely double the fun. I was invited to two shows yesterday: HEMYCA and Soojin Lee and both were absoloutely amazing.


HEMYCA


HEMYCA was a unique presentation held at the wonderful ME Hotel in The Atrium which had a cathedral theme to it with high ceilings and interesting designs. The HEMYCA AW15 Collection was named 'Decrypt: Generation Overload' and featured a compelling selection of geometric patterns and high-neck outerwear. The fascinating collection revolved around ash colours along with mixed classic colours of black and red in a checkered pattern.The collection definitely spoke its message of protection and awareness as it was inspired by world problems we face everyday. 

Photo  credit: Modus Publicity Website 

Soojin Lee

Soojin Lee was a catwalk show held at the beautiful Freemasons' Hall which was ran by Fashion Scout. I absoloutely love the Freemasons' Hall due to its surroundings and appearance so I was super excited to go back this season. I was delighted when I was told to sit in third row as I was expecting to stand (which is always my luck). Plus, I had a great view from my seat!


Break

I had a sneaky bit of lunch at Pizza Hut in between to refuel my energy and have a bit of a rest. From there I took a trip down to the Somerset House with my mother to see what was going on as I hadn't been down there yet since last season. We saw some outrageously funny outfits parading around the square- flaunting themselves in front any cameras they could see which surprised me a bit as I forgot how eccentric London Fashion Week can be. 


After having such a busy day I had some relaxation time at the Savoy Hotel while I sorted out my pictures, notes and whatnot. It's a gorgeous hotel and the perfect place to relax and unwind after rushing around the busy London streets. Nothing beats a refreshing diet coke as well. 


I extremely enjoyed my first London Fashion Week day and cannot wait for my second. I hope you all have a great time at LFW these next couple of days if you're attending and if you aren't I definitely recommend you to watch the live streams- its such a fun and interesting experience.

Thank you to both PR agencies and designers for inviting me as well and I can't wait for next time!

Bring on Tuesday! x

18 February 2015

Rimmel London Apocalips Lip Lacquer: Eclipse

After seeing this product being advertised everywhere- in magazines and on television- I decided it was time to give it a go for myself. I've been searching for the perfect berry-like shade for ages so I instantly fell in love with this deep colour when I found it online.




When I got home I thought to myself 'this is the real test, let's give this a go' and tried this raved-about product for myself. But boy was I disappointed. Honestly, the product was a waste of money and didn't live up to its reputation at all. It really downhearted me as I was looking forward to giving this lip product a go. I found the application was to hard to use and the brush wouldn't cover my lips properly. The smell of the product was overwhelmingly strong which I wasn't keen on and the colour went patchy when I tried to use a lip brush to even it out. God knows why the application bush is even shaped that way-it's awful!



Unfortunately, I'm going to have to say I really don't like this product which is a complete shame as I loved the actual colour and the packaging looks amazing. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone else as I think the product is way to highly priced and in total the outcome is poor. I'm sure there's much better lip products out there to try so I'll keep on searching. Have you tried this product too? Do you share the same view as me?


17 February 2015

Top 5 Skincare Products For Sensitive Skin

I always tend to keep my skin healthy and glowing in a number of ways. Water is one of the key factors to clear skin for me but I also need that extra help to keep the blemishes and spots at bay. That's when skincare products come in. We all know how hard it is to find that one product that's perfect for your skin- if it even exists at all. I've been through so many brands and types yet even the most expensive products doesn't always work for me. Over time of trying different skin products I've developed an understanding of what type works best for my skin. I've realised I prefer cleansing lotions to face washes as it keeps my skin soft and smooth and prevents blemishes. For some odd reason certain gels and washes encourage my skin to break out which is definitely not what I want. Clearly, my skin is very sensitive so I like to keep my routine minimal. Here's my top 5 skin products that I find work for my sensitive skin perfectly and might even work for you!

1. Simple Kind To Skin Purifying Cleansing Lotion.


2. Clarins Daily Energizer face gel.



3. Simple Kind To Skin Soothing Facial Toner.



4. Nivea Creme.



5. Freederm Gel


16 February 2015

My Top SS15 Handbags

It's coming to that time again when all us girls do our handbag switch over for the new season. I absoloutely adore bags and I'm always looking for my next favourite item when I'm out and about shopping. Sometimes, however, it's hard to find that one bag that really suits you and expresses your personal style. So if you're lacking some handbag inspo and need a few ideas, let me present to you my favourite selection of SS15 handbags featuring River Island and After The Apple!