Thursday, 7 December 2017

#tiptalk - christmas with fantastic services ♥

Christmas tree: Fantastic Services*    Sequin dress: Missguided 
I have already decided that I will not be waiting for the New Year to get my life in order. I am incredibly scatty when it comes to appointments, my wardrobe and keeping organised and although I have really improved this year, I don't think I am at a polished housewife standard yet. I ready admire my mum for being so organised and I really don't know how she managed Christmas every year with four children running around, (one of the children includes my dad of course), so I was really excited when a company named Fantastic Services* contacted me.

If you want to take a break from looking after your house or if you need a helping hand like me, Fantastic Services is a dream come true. Think of Fantastic Services as your fairy godmother. With a magical click of a button, a team of specialists will arrive at your door to cater to your every need. I was in desperate need of a Christmas tree and luckily for me, the Fantastic Services team arrived with a fresh, perfectly packaged tree. I simply arranged what time I wanted them to arrive and they did the rest of the work. Two delivery men from Fantastic Services arrived last Saturday morning, they arrived precisely on time and they even came prepared with shoe covers to keep my carpet clean. 

After telling the FS team where I would like the tree to be placed, they carefully unpackaged the netting and my Christmas tree was ready to decorate! They even offered to hoover the floor but I managed to tidy up later in the afternoon. What I really loved about the service is that the delivery men were more than willing to give me tips and tricks on how to look after the Christmas tree, from leaving the leaves to drop for an hour to keeping the base filled with fresh water. I love that they took the time to talk to me about how to look after the tree and they were not in a hurry to just leave the tree.

Fantastic Services not only specialise in Christmas tree delivery but they also have cleaners, electricians and other handymen available to help you around the house. So if you would prefer a helping hand this Christmas, you can easily phone or contact Fantastic Services through the website and voila, they do the rest of the work. With the Christmas period, it makes perfect sense to ask for a helping hand. As you can see from the photos, the tree is stunning and healthy and I didn't even need to leave the house to buy one myself. I cannot recommend the Fantastic Services team enough and luckily they have created a unique discount code for £10 off your first order*, from cleaners to pest control, you can save £10. Simply type the code: FAIRYTALEKISS10 at the check out ♥

Terms and conditions: 10 GBP off first booking. Does not apply for regular domestic cleaning and Christmas services. Cannot be combined with other deals and promotions. Min charges apply. Subject to availability and area coverage.

river island christmas gift guide - kids edition ♥

For today's blog post I thought it would be quite fun to make a Christmas gift guide for children, I recently visited one of my friends who has recently had a baby. She is absolutely gorgeous and it got me thinking about baby clothes. It must be pretty hard to dress children when they grow so quickly but I love that you can find such lovely outfits on the high street. The River Island Girls* section is a great place to start and I thought it would make a great blog post to put together a Christmas wish list. I cannot wait until I can go baby clothes shopping so if you are a parent, I hope you find this blog post useful ♥

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

#tiptalk - are you party season ready? ♥ AD

For today's #TipTalk post I wanted to talk about the party season. For many of us, the festive season through Christmas to New Year is a time for getting glammed up, putting on our party best and catching up with friends, family and colleagues. Whether you generally love or loathe the chance to mingle, social occasions can sometimes be stress-inducing or make us feel plain uncomfortable. From pressure to look your best, through to anxiety about mixing with people you don’t see too often, parties often throw up obstacles that can make us feel less, well, Christmassy. If this all sounds oh-so-familiar, today’s post is written just for you. Today I wanted to talk about loving the skin you’re in, styling out the season and setting your social confidence levels, so that the occasions in your Christmas calendar are merry and bright!
Love the skin you're in
Have you ever turned down a Christmas invite simply because you didn’t feel like you were looking your best? I know I certainly have. According to research carried out a few years ago by WeightWatchers, a fifth of us have declined festive invites due to self esteem issues. This means potentially missing out on fantastic food or drinks, quality ‘me’ time and catch ups because of something that’s niggling away at us.

With so many adverts around us showing flawless models in glitzy clothes and makeup, it’s easy to feel like you’re the only person struggling with common issues. Problems with skin and hair in particular can flare up in winter when the change in weather combined with increased styling can exacerbate issues. But there is help out there. From fighting off rosacea through to encouraging stronger hair roots that let you show off your styled tresses with ease, now’s a great time to take positive steps to combat problems where possible and also to remember that Christmas isn’t all about looking picture perfect.

Concentrate on the things you love about the way you look and take some time for the things that make you feel better this season. Whether it be trying out a new gym class or squeezing in an indulgent bubble bath, remember self care is a great start to stress busting and loving the skin you’re in.

Style out the season
In many ways, things were a lot easier when you didn’t need to worry about whether your Christmas party outfit was ‘Instagram-worthy’! The extra pressure of knowing that whatever you wear could end up being judged on social media can add to outfit selection stress. But let’s take a moment to think on that, is insta-worthiness really the best measure of outfit success?  Ask professional partygoers and their response may surprise you.

Model and fashion designer Julia Restoin Roitfield recently told The Telegraph that knowing what suits you is in her opinion, a far better way to express your personal style than “pandering to new trends”. And, if you’re worrying about slipping over in high heels during the colder weather, be assured that this It-girl wore trainers to her “best ever party”. Because in her own words: “When the music is good, all you should want to do is dance.”  

If you do want to splash out on a new outfit don’t feel like you need to spend a fortune or that you must choose something that’s totally-on-trend. After all, boasting about our bargains is a great British pastime and if you choose one outfit you love that feels totally you, you can style it different ways to get the best from it. Social confidence
Suddenly being thrust into a demanding social timetable can really take it out of you if you’re not used to socialising regularly. And, in reality a new outfit and makeover may boost our confidence but it won’t necessarily rid you of the anxiety that comes with festive occasions galore, combined with a to-do list that’s longer than Santa’s Christmas Eve delivery schedule. It’s perfectly normal to feel apprehensive about hitting the town if you haven’t done so in a while or being slightly nervous about seeing old friends or extended family. That doesn’t mean you need to let social anxiety get the better of you.

When those special parties come around, have an introduction and an ice breaker in the back of your head to help conversations start to flow. If you know and trust someone else at the party, why not talk to them about feeling slightly nervous and you can even work out a special signal so they can come and rescue your or provide social support if you feel out of your depth?

Take active steps to take charge of your own Christmas, work out which events and occasions are important to you and don’t feel guilty about turning down invites that may leave you feeling too frazzled.  Sometimes getting into the festive spirit requires you to unearth your inner sass! I hope you have found these tips useful, let me know if you have any tips for calming party season nerves!

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

4 natural beauty products you should buy this year ♥ AD

Switching to natural beauty products can bring a lot of benefits. Not only do natural beauty products not use toxic chemicals but they also don’t include parabens (preservatives) or synthetic fragrances. They are also not tested on animals and are much better for the environment. This is because beauty products are manufactured using chemicals that consequently enter our atmosphere and water. You should always be aware of exactly what you are putting on your skin and avoid products with a list of ingredients as long as your arm that you have never heard of. Here’s some natural beauty products you need to get your hands on.

Friday, 1 December 2017

youtube - first impressions: maybelline lipsticks ♥

Hi guys, for today's video I wanted to focus on Maybelline, I am a huge lover of Maybelline lipsticks and I bought four lipsticks to test out for the very first time. All four shades are from the Sensational range and it was really fun to film because I have never filmed a first impressions video before. I was very surprised with the shades and if you are looking for a festive Christmas red shade, this might be very useful for you to watch! If you would like me to test out anything in particular, let me know! ♥

Thursday, 30 November 2017

the lanaiBLO hairdryer ♥

I had a total Grease inspired slumber party moment when I took these blog photos at the weekend. I was over the moon when a particular blog package arrived last week because it is not everyday you see your name on a hair dryer. That's right - Jade was neatly displayed on a black, sleek Lanai Blo hair dryer* and I couldn't wait to test it out and write this review for you all. I have said on numerous occasions how hard it is to style my hair, I have naturally frizzy, wavy hair and if I don't dry it with a hairdryer, all hell breaks loose.
I thought today would be the perfect opportunity to talk about cutting my hair and how this has made an overall difference to drying my hair. My hair was painfully damaged and thin before I cut it last month and I was in desperate need of a good trim. My hair feels incredibly thick and healthy now but I love how easy it is to style now that the ends are stronger. Your hairdryer certainly plays a big role in how your hair will dry, so it is important to find a hairdryer that will work effectively without causing heat damage.
When I first opened the LanaiBLO hairdryer, I was really impressed with how long the cord was. My mirror is on the other side of my bedroom so it can be such a pain to get up close with heated styling tools because the cord usually doesn't reach. For the appearance of the LanaiBLO hairdryer, the classic black design is my idea of heaven. It looks classic, smart and I love that you can personalise the hairdryers with your name - hello, perfect Christmas gift alert! When it came to using the LanaiBLO, I actually tested the hairdryer a few hours before I took these photos and my sister was sitting in my room while I did it. We were both shocked at how fast the LanaiBLO took to completely dry my hair.
The speed and heat was incredible and I have never had a hair dryer that worked so fast and let's be honest, drying your hair can be a real chore sometimes and I used to avoid drying my hair like the plague but I have actually been looking forward to using the LanaiBLO, I cannot fault how fast this hairdryer works. I love that you can blast your hair with different settings so if you want to create a skilled blowdry, you also have two different nozzles to choose from to create the look you want, or if you want a strong amount of power to give you body and volume - you have this option too.
Overall, I am amazed with this hair dryer, with Christmas approaching it certainly makes the perfect gift and you can choose from four different colours, including black, pink, white and a limited edition pink shade. Not only is the design very appealing, but the technology is also incredible. The hairdryer has built in ionic technology which reduces the appearance of frizzy hair, it keeps your hair cuticles smooth and flat. Hair that dries quickly and is left soft and smooth sounds like the perfect Christmas present to me. What do you think of the LanaiBLO hair dryer? Have you tried it before? ♥

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

the rokit christmas jumper ♥

Christmas Jumper - Rokit*     Vinyl Trousers - ASOS      Red Vinyl Boots - ebay
Hi guys, this is a very different style of blog post. I have stored away my sequin dresses to show you how I will be wearing my Christmas jumper this year. I am really excited because I have actually partnered up with Rokit to show you my new Christmas addition - a sequin Christmas jumper; of course I couldn't completely abandon sequins. I wanted to talk about how I would personally wear a festive jumper and I just had to pick a sequin inspired design. If you want to hear my tips and tricks and why I styled this outfit like this, keep reading.
We all know I never wear anything practical or casual so I thought this blog post would be a perfect  example of how you can make your Christmas jumper look extra stylish and sassy! This is how I will be wearing my Christmas jumper this December, yes the jumper design is very simple but I think this gives you extra room to play around with your hair, make-up or shoes.

If you don't have a red hot pair of vinyl boots laying around, a bold red lipstick is the next big thing. Make-up is another great way to rock a Christmas jumper and I think festive red lipsticks or glitter eye make-up is a must have, especially if you find a tinsel or glitter themed Christmas jumper. If you are just about to start your jumper search, Rokit is a great place to start your hunt. The reason why I picked this particular jumper is because I loved the subtle detailing, because the jumper is black it makes it very wearable.
I love the unique and vintage vibes that Rokit capture in their Christmas range, I have always loved anything Disney inspired and you can find very rare jumpers on the website or in the local Rokit stores. From Mickey Mouse to Snoopy, Rokit have a very special collection. Usually I try and find fitted jumpers but I ordered this jumper a few sizes bigger because I wanted to channel some Kourtney Kardashian style inspiration. She is a big fan of oversized jumpers and she is also a fan of over the knee boots. You can see one of her outfits here.
I may have got slightly carried away with this little photoshoot, I was pretty excited when I saw the metal railings and I thought this would make a fun location. I am definitely in the Christmas spirit already and I hope you like the way I have styled this particular Christmas jumper, let me know what you think of the Rokit range. How would you wear this Christmas jumper? Are you a fan of subtle festive jumpers or do you prefer bold and colourful designs? ♥

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

youtube - vegas beauty and hair routine ♥

I am back with my latest Youtube video and I am pretty excited that this is my first make-up and hair tutorial. In May I went to a hen do in Las Vegas and you may have seen this outfit photo on my Instagram page. I thought it would be quite fun to show you how I did that look but I actually decided to curl my hair for this tutorial just to make it slightly more glam. I think this is a very easy look to do and like I have said before, I am certainly not a professional make-up artist so this is just my routine.

Monday, 27 November 2017

#tiptalk - cooking with healthy oils ♥

I don't know about you but it feels like Christmas has arrived extra early this year. My gym membership has taken a holiday, (although I will try to go tonight), and my diet has been very takeaway heavy. I am trying to spend more time in the kitchen and I wanted to find out if I could make any subtle changes to the way I cook my food. Believe it or not, rapeseed oil* is a great alternative to using regular olive oil in the kitchen.
Before I started writing this post, I didn't know much about healthy methods of cooking food, sure I know about healthy ingredients but cooking oil does play a big part in how you prepare your breakfast, lunch and dinner. So what exactly is rapeseed oil? Rapeseed oil is grown in the UK and also Ireland, Canada, Germany, France and the Netherlands. It comes from the seeds of the plant, Brassica Napus and when the oil is being made it is cold pressed so all of the goodness stays inside the oil.
So if you are looking to cook a pasta, egg or rice dish, switch your sunflower oil to rapeseed oil, if you have vegetable oil in your cupboard you might be pleasantly surprised if you look at the ingredients on the back. My vegetable oil at home contains 100% rapeseed oil. I think subtle changes like this will make a big difference to your diet, especially with the festive Christmas season approaching. What subtle healthy cooking tips do you have? ♥

Friday, 24 November 2017

how to spice up your winter wardrobe ♥

I think this blog post will be like marmite. You either love the vinyl or glitter trend or you don't. We all know I am a big lover of bold fabrics and materials and if you are looking to spice up your clothes, hopefully this post will help. I was pretty excited when I ordered these vinyl over the knee boots from ebay, I was amazed at how affordable they were. A basic t-shirt and a pair of jeans is a great way to wear vinyl boots, I love how edgy this look is and it is completely out of my comfort zone.  

Another way to jazz up your winter wardrobe is sequins and glitter - yes, this is an easy and affordable option. If you are looking for sparkly jumpsuits or playsuits, QUIZ clothing have a pretty nifty selection at the moment. We all know I am big fan of QUIZ clothing and not only are the Black Friday deals pretty impressive but QUIZ have also launched a new Spanish website! I know I have a few Fairytale Kiss readers in Spain so shopping for QUIZ clothing has got a lot easier.

QUIZ currently has three stores in Madrid, Islazul, TresAguas and Xanadú, with more planned in 2018 and beyond, bringing QUIZ’s signature style to European fashionistas, pretty exciting right? What do you think of the QUIZ party range? I have picked three of my favourite jumpsuit/playsuits from QUIZ and they all have subtle hints of glitter and sequins! I hope this blog post has been helpful and it certainly shows that you can easily spice up your winter wardrobe with a few sequins or if you just zip up your vinyl boots! 

Thursday, 23 November 2017

brushworks brush sets ♥

I am back with a new beauty post and I wanted to talk about brushes. Make-up brushes are constantly changing and growing - there are new ways to apply your make-up and this year we have seen a big boom for make-up brands. I did review a Primark version of the infamous Oval brushes but the Brushwork collection has taken the word dupe to another level. Yes, I was happy with my Primark brushes but I didn't know what I was missing when I was kindly sent the Brushwork Oval set*. With Christmas around the corner, now is the ideal time to get your research glasses on, it is still possible to find high quality brushes with a reasonable price.

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

the nasty gal pop up event ♥

This month has been a pretty busy time for fashion and beauty brands. The Christmas launches are dropping like hot cakes and I was incredibly excited when Nasty Gal invited me to their pop up store launch. Decked head to toe in festive colours, I arrived at the pop up store in Carnaby Street very excited and eager to see the Nasty Gal range. I have always loved the bold and edgy style of Nasty Gal and we all know my love of leather, vinyl and leopard print is very much welcomed in the Nasty Gal clothing collection. If you are looking for unique, bold and edgy outfits - you have come to the right place.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

superdrug we love face masks ♥

I think if you've been reading Fairytale Kiss for the past few years, you'll know by now that I can be pretty unorganised when it comes to my beauty routine. I am a very naughty procrastinator and my skin care routine has certainly taken a backseat over the last few months. I always neglect my skin and I am so tired of doing it! My skin has been incredibly dry lately so I've skipped using face make-up during the weekdays but this still hasn't solved the problem. I was really excited when the lovely team at Superdrug sent me the new We Love Face Masks* collection to test out because it was perfect timing for my skin drama.

Monday, 20 November 2017

the chloé x sorel event ♥

Wednesday evening was a big pinch me moment. I was kindly invited to see the new Chloé x Sorel preview in Chelsea and I couldn't wait to get to the store. A few months ago I wrote my brand spotlight piece on Chloé so to see a close up preview of the new snow boots was a very exciting and rewarding moment for me and for Fairytale Kiss. I arrived sharply at 7.00pm and I was greeted with champagne at the door. I was invited to the event at the last minute so I had to make an emergency dash to Zara to find an outfit.

Friday, 17 November 2017

youtube - vlog #03 valencia ♥

I am finally back with another Youtube video! I am so sorry for taking so long to post this, the building work is now complete in my house and I can get back to editing and filming new content. Ollie and I drove to Valencia from Alicante in the summer and I brought my camera along. We go shopping, explore and we find the most beautiful restaurant that is surrounded by fish! I hope you enjoy watching this video and I will be working on my next video this evening. If you have any questions or if you would like me to film something in particular, let me know ♥


Thursday, 16 November 2017

missguided 50% off sale ♥

I am usually very late to the party when it comes to sales. I either miss them completely or I buy something full price the week before but today I am prepared. I saw the Missguided sale and I thought it would be a great chance to make a list of my favourite products. To get 50% off all you need to do is write: babe50 in the checkout area online. This doesn't include sale items but it covers all of your winter needs from faux fur coats to vinyl trousers and 50% off is always a great way to start the day. I love that Missguided are giving us a chance to treat ourselves before the Christmas period! I hope you like my picks and as we all know, all I ever buy is faux fur, vinyl, leather or satin - happy shopping 

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

brand spotlight - michael kors ♥

I spend quite a lot of time in this particular shop. Last year I treated myself to a pair of Michael Kors burgundy snake print boots which I am still obsessed with so I thought this year I could write a brand spotlight post about what I think of Michael Kors. I popped into the Chelsea store earlier today and I always find the staff so friendly and helpful, I don't feel pressured or bugged by anyone and it is really nice to look around the store without someone following you, especially when we are approaching the Christmas period and stores are usually wanting you to spend, spend, spend.

Thursday, 9 November 2017

#ShopList - Winter Boots ♥

I really can't help myself. I started writing this blog post and I ended up ordering two pairs of boots from the list I have just made. I was thinking about whether I prefer bag shopping or boot shopping and I think I have answered my own question - I have a very strong obsession with boots. I am back with another #ShopList post and today I wanted to talk about boots, boots, boots. If you can't tell by now, I love sparkles, snake print and anything made from vinyl material so this boot list is slightly bold but I definitely think it can spice up your winter wardrobe.

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

pretty little thing silver dress ♥

With the cold and drizzly weather in full swing it is making it quite difficult to shoot my blog photos but after ordering this beautiful Silver Plunge Dress from Pretty Little Thing, I had to write this blog post as soon as possible. I am a big lover of metallic colours and I instantly felt like a Christmas decoration or an MTV Music Award wearing this dress. It fit like a glove and although I could have needed a size up, the fabric is stretchy so it really adapts to your shape. I wore this dress on Saturday for a dinner and although it is not on the casual side, we know it suits my style perfectly.

Monday, 6 November 2017

buckley london - kensington collection ♥

I am a big lover of sequins and sparkles and I have always loved jewellery that adds a touch of glamour to an outfit. When Buckley London* kindly contacted me about the new collections, I was instantly drawn to the new Kensington collection, but let's start from the beginning. If you haven't heard of Buckley London, the luxury jewellery brand has been worn by the likes of Kate Middleton and Ellie Goulding. It was created in 1989 and they certainly have a large amount of experience when it comes to creating luxury jewellery, from packaging to presentation.

Friday, 3 November 2017

#ShopList - dream bags ♥

Hi girls, I hope you are having a lovely Friday. I wanted to talk about a new blog post series, I don't think I make enough shopping lists on Fairytale Kiss and I thought it would make an interesting series. Every week or month, I will focus on a particular type of product and share with you my favourites, whether it is bags, shoes or even beauty products. Today I wanted to kick start the #ShopList series with bags. I spotted this Miu Miu bag in Woodbury Common last month and I was instantly drawn the leopard print design but I want to keep my #ShopList picks high street based because I love finding less expensive versions!

Thursday, 2 November 2017

food time - pizza express salads ♥

Happy Thursday everyone. It has been quite some time since I wrote a Food Time blog post, I have really missed writing them. I have been visiting Pizza Express for the past few months for lunch and the menu really is incredible. I did write a blog post about the summer menu at Pizza Express earlier in the year but I think the regular salads still deserve a lot of praise. I know not many people go to a pizza restaurant for a salad but believe me, you will definitely find a hidden gem in the salad section. When I arrive at Pizza Express, I usually have my notebook with me and I often jot down different blog post ideas. By the time my salad arrives, I am in the mood to relax and watch a few Buffy episodes with my headphones in, it is a pretty new routine I've started.
I really enjoy eating by myself and it is always nice to switch up your routine to work out your to do list. I often choose the Pollo Salad or the Grand Chicken Caesar salad, the Pollo Salad has fresh, red Roquito pearls in the a rich, creamy house dressing sauce and it tastes incredibly fresh and rather sweet. I usually order an extra pot of house dressing and the combination of the warm dough sticks and goat's cheese is my idea of heaven. I know salads are often frowned upon when a resturant offers such a wide range of pasta/pizza dishes but I do find the Pizza Express salads incredibly filling and the chicken and salad combination gives me just the right amount of energy, especially if I am about to head off to the gym. 
When I visited Pizza Express earlier this week, they were actually making Halloween shaped dough balls, another reason why Pizza Express is one of my favourites. The menu is always changing so it is hard to get tired of it and with the classic salad options, you can always find a relaxing bite to eat here. I have yet to try salad options in other pizza restaurants but if the experience is similar to Pizza Express, I will certainly be glancing at the salad section on the menu. What do you order when you visit Pizza Express? I would love to know what your favourite type of salad is ♥

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

#tiptalk - nyc woodbury common shopping ♥

Sheep Gilet - Reiss 
Two weeks ago I jetted off to New York with Ollie and his family and we made our way to Woodbury Common. If you have never heard of Woodbury Common before, prepare yourself for a pretty magical blog post. I think New York and shopping go hand in hand and when I first discovered Woodbury Common, I don't think I was prepared for what was in store. Even if you aren't set for New York anytime soon, this guide can also apply to Bicester and Ashford, they have similar stores to Woodbury Common although they are not quite as large as Woodbury. Let's get started...
So, if you aren't familiar with Woodbury Common, prepare to be amazed. Located in Central Valley, the shopping outlet has over 200 designer shops from Versace, Saint Laurent and even the Disney store. Some of the products are from a previous collection and some are still sold in regular stores today. The discounted price is quite handy, especially if you want to save money or buy something from an older collection. When I recently visited Woodbury Common, I realised that you can really plan and organise your day. My first tip would be to grab a guide, the amount of stores can be overwhelming so it is good to look at the guide or the website and plan exactly what stores you would like to see. They also include coupons for certain stores. We spent 6 hours at Woodbury and we just about managed to look at our favourite stores and we still had time for lunch.   
You don't have to plan the shops you want to see but if you are like me, it does feel good to know you have ticked them off your list. Depending on what store you go to, most sizes are XS, S, M or L etc, but if you aren't familiar with US/Canada sizes, it is helpful to have this written down on your phone. It saves time trying on outfits and this is the same rule for shoes. I also have a currency converter on my iPhone so I can work out how much the item is in pounds. The differences can be quite amazing, I bought a Calvin Klein PVC bomber jacket for $180.00 instead of $350.00 which is roughly £135.00 instead of £264.00. Doing your research on the brand also helps, I knew that my sister wanted the medium sized Lily bag from Mulberry and this can be found in the UK for roughly £900.00 but at Woodbury they were selling it for £745.00.     

Your outfit is also important, I made sure I wore loose clothing so I didn't have to worry about getting changed. I could easily put a Ralph Lauren jacket over my plain, black dress and this just made it easier for me to decide whether I liked it or not. I can't handle wearing skinny jeans and getting changed every 5 minutes. So my top tips would include: plan your top shops, know your size, convert the price and wear something comfortable! Woodbury Common really is a great place and if you are looking to invest in a luxury product, it pays to stop at a place like Bicester, Ashford or Woodbury. What do you think of my tips? Have you been to Woodbury Common before? 

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

the kurt geiger ankle boot dupes ♥

Stop everything right now. I cannot tell you how excited I am just about a pair of boots. If you casually browse my Instagram page then you will know that I am obsessed with sequins and winter shoes. I spotted a pair of Kurt Geiger high heel ankle boots last month but alas, they are slightly on the pricey side for £169.00. I don't think this is ridiculous for a pair of boots but I was over the moon when I found the exact same style in a shop named Deichmann. I didn't expect to find any glittery boots but voila, the black diamonte ankle boots were neatly stacked on the display unit. I grabbed a size 5 and I had three women ask me whether their daughters would like them for Christmas, I made them all grab a pair each too.

sassy prom dresses ♥

Whether you are looking for a Christmas dress for your work event or a dress for your prom, I have found a new website that can help. I have been browsing through a website called Sassy My Prom and I have been pretty impressed so far. Why am I so impressed? You can actually find homecoming dresses under 100 - yep, under £100. You don't need to spend a fortune to feel fabulous and one of my hobbies is to look for over the top, glam prom dresses...even if my prom was quite a while ago.What I love most about this collection is that the styles are ideal for prom or for a formal event. I thought it would be nice to make a small wish list. 

You can find really glam designs and they don't always have to be long, fishtail designs. Cocktail dresses can still look glamorous and I am finding it pretty hard to choose my favourite! If you are looking for red homecoming dresses, they really have a great selection. We all know I love anything to do with sequins and the red fabric is an extra glam bonus! I usually prefer darker tones but a red prom dress is your best bet if you want to stand out. What do you think of my favourite picks? I would love to know what you wore to your prom? 

Monday, 30 October 2017

the last minute halloween look ♥

Left to right: 100% Vamp*, Reckless* and 4am*
Halloween is tomorrow night and if you haven't prepared any Halloween costume or you have a few days until your Halloween event, don't panic - I have you covered. This blog post is actually inspired by my best friend Jenny, she likes Halloween but she isn't crazy about it and when we recently dressed up for Halloween, she did a quick and easy make-up look. So for today's post, I wanted to include a few products that you can use to create an easy Halloween look without any hassle or stress. Whether you are taking your younger siblings out trick or treating tomorrow night or if you have an event at the weekend, you can still create an amazing Halloween look even if you don't have time or the patience.

Friday, 27 October 2017

#tiptalk - being your own cheerleader ♥

When it comes to thinking about Fairytale Kiss, I have learnt that content planning is my friend. I was reading quite a few of my #TipTalk posts this week and I am often worried that my blog posts can get repetitive. I then started to worry about my blog in general and I began to think about how often I see people worry, whether they are talking to me about what worries them or if I see tweets on Twitter. No matter what your passion is, I don't think there is an easy way to achieve your goal. I have always said that I want to be honest and open on Fairytale Kiss and yes, this week I started to feel slightly lost and nervous about my future.

Thursday, 26 October 2017

quiz clothing sequin dresses ♥

It is no secret that I love sequin dresses, the glitz and glamour of a sequin dress makes me want to cram my wardrobe with every type of gown and wear them at any occasion. I wanted to round up a few of my favourites from Quiz and if you have seen one of my recent fashion posts, then you will know how much I love a trail dress. I instantly feel the Christmas season rush over me when I spot a sequin dress and long, over the top gowns have a big role to play in that. I love the Hollywood element of wearing a long, dazzling dress and I think this particular selection from Quiz nails the glamour aspect instantly.

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

the PANDORA disney collection ♥

I still can't believe I was invited to this magical event, when I received the PANDORA and Disney email and saw it sitting in my inbox, I felt like I was on cloud nine. Let's start from the beginning, I was invited to Westminster bridge where we watched a pretty spectacular presentation on the side of the County Hall building. Watching the video collaboration on the side of a London building by Big Ben with Disney and the PANDORA team was quite a moment for me and the magic was still waiting to unfold...
After we watched the collection reveal, we were driven to the Marble Arch flagship PANDORA store, where we were greeted with glittery cocktails and I was pretty excited to see my favourite TOWIE and MIC stars walking around the after party. While an illustrator drew a few Minnie and Mickey designs on the PANDORA gift boxes, we admired the new collection. The excitement was not over because I was also invited to a Disney themed afternoon tea at the Kensington Hotel. Magical, right? 
I had no idea what to wear, so of course I bought a dress that involved sequins, you can find it here. As I arrived at the hotel, I was pretty entranced by interior and after a few selfies (obviously), I made my way to the afternoon tea room. I was greeted by the lovely girls from PANDORA and the collection was boldly displayed on the table, ready to be snapped.
I am still getting used to my new camera but I was pretty impressed how it captured all of the beautiful shine and glimmer of the Disney gems. It is still pretty hard for me to pick a favourite item, the entire collection is just perfect and as a big Beauty and the Beast fan, I certainly think they did the film justice. 
We sat down and the afternoon tea began, the entire menu was a salute to the Beauty and the Beast movie and they didn't miss a note. From grey mousse to a rose petal jelly, it was an incredible meal from start to finish. I can't believe how detailed the menu was and it was a dream partnership to celebrate the collection. I was wearing my beloved Minnie Mouse necklace to match my dress and it really did add an extra touch of glamour to the evening, the detailing of the necklace is stunning and no matter how old you are, Disney will never go out of style.
It is so exciting to see brands collaborate, especially when you have grown up with them. As I have said before, my first graduation present was a charm from PANDORA and the detailing of the charms really do stand the test of time. It was an incredible night I am so grateful that the PANDORA and Disney team allowed me to experience the collection and celebrate with them. If you are looking for my favourite picks, you can find my previous blog post here. What do you think of the Disney and PANDORA collection? I would love to know what your favourite pieces are! ♥
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