Thursday, 31 July 2014

Wanting what you haven't got!


Hair Extensions c/o Hair Trade
Notice anything different? No? Oh well i'm rocking some hair extensions... yeah really! They're pretty good aren't they and such a great match to my hair.
I'm a typical girl when it comes to hair; always wanting what I haven't got and wishing my hair was longer or shorter depending on who's Instagram i've been stalking...Amy i'm looking at YOU!

After having short hair for well over a year my hair is finally in a good place, a really great length and marginally healthy which is always nice. But i've always lusted after hippie hair, wanting seriously long, wavy hair and basically to look like a total boho babe, so when I had the opportunity to test out some hair extensions I jumped at the chance! The ones i'm wearing are by Hair Trade and they're made from human hair so are super soft and silky. The colour is great and I honestly can't fault them as they also come with clips attached...bonus!

If i'm completely honest I don't love them on me; I feel slightly "chavvy" dare I say it and not really like myself, but if you're in the market for a pair of extensions I would whole heartedly recommend Hair Trade!

x M

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Kiehls Skin Rescuer



Skin Rescuer- Kiehls
I'd say possibly one whole year ago now, I headed to Selfridges for a talk with Kiehls, it was a truly wonderful event and so insightful; I learnt so much about skin care and the amazing heritage behind the brand Kiehls (you can read more about the event here)
The event was based around there newest release, Skin Rescuer; a stress minimising daily hydrator and after using it for around 2 weeks after the event I didn't actually think much to it.

However, fast forward one year and I cannot get enough of this little baby. After running out of my usual moisturiser I found this hiding at the back of my bathroom cupboard so thought i'd give it a whirl. And oh how glad I am, it has completely transformed my skin making it look super smooth, clear and dewy which is something I pine for as my skin is so dry!
Skin Rescuer reduces visible signs of stress and flare-ups, including skin fatigue and redness which we all know come hand in hand when life gets a little bit stressful.
Obviously with the big move and the starting of a new job i'm facing the most stress i've ever had in my life and this product has 100% helped my poor skin.
I use it daily and nightly and can't express how much I love it. This is now my second pot of the product and I can't see myself every reverting from it.

x M

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Contrast!






Trench- H&M (old), Shirt- Zara (old), Necklace- Market, Jeans- Topshop, Bag- ASOS, Shoes- c/o Shellys
PHOTOS c/o PORTIA HUNT
Rocking my favourite kinda combo today and that is monochrome! When these incredible contrast platforms came through the post box a few weeks ago I squealed with glee. I remember Shellys way back when I was in primary school and all the cool older girls would rock the shoes and use the carrier bag as their PE kit...now they're back with a bang with even cooler shoes and i'm finally old enough to wear them minus the PE bag!

x M

Friday, 25 July 2014

I am an ASOS Personal Stylist

Top, Trousers & Mules- ASOS
Shirt, Jeans & Sliders- ASOS
Shirt, Trousers & Sliders- ASOS
So if any of you didn't already know, I recently got a job at my all time favourite shopping destination...ASOS! I interned here back in 2012 at the magazine and I always said that I wouldn't return to London unless it was for ASOS...strange how things work out ey!?

I'm a personal stylist which means that I help customers find the perfect look; offering style advice and personal shopping appointments with our super exciting interactive style board where both myself and the customer can both drop things onto the board and build outfits together...it's all very clever indeed! It would be so lovely to speak with some of you guys over on the personal stylist chat here, so do stop by and say HI! (we're online from 3pm-9pm Sunday-Friday and 12pm-5pm Saturdays)

As part of my job I do ALOT of social content across Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube so it would also be uhhhmazing if you could follow me on those channels if you fancy some fashiony updates and general chit chat? Along with the social content and chatting to you guys, we do a spot of street styling every other week so our profile images are constantly up to date with the latest pieces available on ASOS, these are just three of the looks that i've shot on the two shoots i've had so far. Would you be interested in me updating you with each street style shoot I do? I really like the photographs so would love to share on here, what do you guys think?

I am insanely happy at ASOS and seriously proud of myself, I absolutely ADORE my job and everyone I work with and sometimes have to pinch myself that i've recently left uni and stepped into my dream job so quickly.
Anyway, just a little bit of an update here today as a lot of you have asked what it is I do at ASOS and of course it would be awesome to chat with some of you over on the stylist chat so do come on down :)

x M

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Tropicool









Trench, Crop & Culottes- c/o Missguided, Bag- ASOS, Trainers- Adidas Stan Smiths via Schuh
I've rocked a pair of culottes on my blog before but my love for them seems to be getting stronger; i'm beyond buzzing that they'll be alive and kicking throughout Autumn/Winter which means they're a fail safe investment to your wardrobe!
These beauties are marginally more tailored than my other styles so they work as a slight bermuda short which is the perfect companion for a palm print crop top, oversized sleeveless trench coat and my most favourite pair of sneakers that Will kindly got me for my birthday!

x M

Red or Dead #RODKEEPCOOL









Last night I headed to Euston Station to board a retro double decker bus that was to transport us to Red or Dead HQ and oh what a headquarters that place is!
The coolest most colourful office space I have ever seen, fit with a full length swimming pool, tennis courts, football pitches and a HUGE gym...literally unreal!

But I wasn't there for a tour of the offices, I was there to see the latest Red or Dead collection; supported by their campaign Red or Dead Keep Cool!
The room was kitted out with such a gorgeous Autumn/Winter collection, combining school themes with cosmic aspects it really was amazing! Sitting down on the Red or Dead branded sofas with a yummy cup cake and slush puppy in hand we had the most inspiring insight into the world of Red or Dead and creative director Katie Greenyer, who is one of the most amazing women i've ever had the pleasure of meeting! She's been with Red or Dead since she was 17 and had the most incredible and seriously inspiring stories about herself and ROD themselves, I could have listened to her all day!

It was a seriously fab event, one of those that is just completely chilled and super fun, there was also burgers and mac n cheese on offer so obviously that helped.

x M