Tuesday, 27 June 2017

#tiptalk - road trip safety ♥

I am counting down the days until Ollie and I travel to Alicante and Valenica. This year we are actually hiring a car when we land and I'm pretty excited to explore Spain! I thought in true Fairytale Kiss style I would write a post about the in's and outs of our holiday, including when we take a long road trip. Before I post about this holiday, I want to talk about a certain blog post. I recently wrote a post about passing my driving test so I think a road trip safety post fits nicely together! We are also planning a few UK based road trips so I wanted to do a little research if I took my car. I've only just started driving on the motorway and I didn't really feel that prepared when it came to understanding the technical part of my car.

Monday, 26 June 2017

aldi coastal interior range ♥

ALDI door mat*
It has been a while since I spoke about my love for interior shopping. With summer in full swing I was over the moon when an email from ALDI landed in my inbox. When I was a student, I would spend my entire life in ALDI and ASDA walking down the aisles, I can't believe the hidden gems you can find and I am so excited that ALDI have launched the Coastal interior collection! If you've been following my blog for a while then you will know that I love simple, classic designs.

Friday, 23 June 2017

l'oreal professional hair fashion night ♥

Last week I made my way to the L'Oreal Professional Hair Fashion night, located at the House of Rush salon in London, I arrived with my sister and we were welcomed with Prosecco and an ice cream machine - which she certainly had fun with. We were guided around the room and shown a few new products and as 6.00pm arrived, I made my way upstairs for my hair appointment. One of the lovely L'Oreal stylists kindly styled my hair with tight curls. She used GHD's to create a tight curl, backcombed the roots and then used the L'Oreal Professional Infinium hairspray* to set everything into place.

Thursday, 22 June 2017

make-up revolution renaissance palettes ♥

When it comes to beauty products, I love finding hidden gems. I really admire brands for pushing the envelope and creating something a little bit different. We see so many different beauty products, whether we are popping into Boots or flicking through Instagram - pretty product packaging is everywhere. When Make-Up Revolution kindly posted this package through my door, I was excited to say the least. The Revolution Renaissance palettes* have certainly pushed the boundaries for eyeshadow palettes, I love that the brand took an extra step to style these palettes differently. Their hard work has certainly paid off in the luxury packaging department, but what about the actual product quality?

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

#tiptalk - finding a wedding venue ♥

A few days ago I wrote about planning a hen do, I thought today I would write a nice little post about finding your wedding venue! This falls under the budget friendly option aswell so I thought the two posts would work together nicely and hopefully useful for some of you reading! When I began searching for wedding venues, a Bedfordshire wedding venue* really stood out to me. Not only is the location easy to get to but the venue is simply stunning! To start your wedding venue hunt, knowing the amount of guests is essential. I would personally buy a wedding planer book and sit down with your fiance to work out the guest list.

fitness with origym ♥

My brother has been glued to the revolving gym door for as long as I can remember. While he is thinking about his career for the future, he is also considering a career as a personal trainer. I love that we have so much choice when it comes to jobs and it makes sense to do something we are passionate about. From joining the gym almost a year ago, I can certainly see why personal training is such a popular career option at the moment. It certainly looks satisfying making people feel better about themselves - similar to a make-up artist or a beauty therapist. When I was contacted by Origym* I was really excited to write this post especially when quite a few of you will be looking at your career options after finishing your exams. Origym can actually provide you with training to become a successful gym trainer.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

#tiptalk - planning a hen do ♥

It has been on my to do list to write a blog post about my Las Vegas hen do trip for quite a while now. This year I have seen so many engagements and if you are planning a stag or hen do but can't afford to spend your life savings on a flight to a jazzy destination, North London may be the answer to your prayers. I actually ordered a few party bits from Last Night of Freedom last month and they have just created a survey to find out exactly where the most popular location is for a hen do and stag do! The answer? Newcastle! A Newcastle based wedding venue named Cairn Hotel Group have created a super easy guide for planning a stag and hen do. I have added a few extra tips and tricks from my Vegas hen do too.

Monday, 19 June 2017

#tiptalk - learning how to drive ♥

Hi girls I hope you all had a lovely weekend. I thought it would be an interesting idea to write a post about driving. I have had this blog post on my to do list for a while and Pass 'N' Go* is a great way to get you started. Now, learning how to drive is not always a simple task. I am living proof of this. It actually took me 6 times until I passed my driving test - this wasn't because I wasn't prepared enough but my nerves were constantly getting the better of me. For some reason, as soon as I stepped into the car I would begin to feel sick, nervous and at one point, I stopped the test completely before I even started.

Friday, 16 June 2017

instagram shopping list ♥

I don't know about you, but I hardly ever browse the shops anymore. I tried to find a few swimsuits in H&M and River Island yesterday and it felt like a jumble sale. I couldn't find my size and half of the clothes had lipstick on them. Not really the shopping experience I was hoping for. I personally find it much easier and less hassle to shop online. For my Vegas holiday, I relied on Instagram to help me find shops and it certainly made my outfit planning a lot easier. DLM*, Letterbox Distribution have actually rounded up a few Instagram shops that can help with your holiday shopping list. Pretty nifty right? I thought it would be nice to put together my favourite items from each shop. Let's get started!

Thursday, 15 June 2017

food time - the chancery ♥

With the sun finally making an appearance, I think you will find the British public trying to make the most of the weather. I will be 100% honest, I am really not a fan of pubs. I try to avoid them like the plague because I personally prefer restaurants. When Beckenham opened The Chancery in 2014, I would casually walk past the building and often gaze at the large crowds of people enjoying their drinks outside. Fast forward three years and I have now become one of them. I went to The Chancery last weekend with Ollie and his friends. I wasn't aware that The Chancery is actually the first Gastropub in the Beckenham area so I was raring to see the menu. Be warned, we ordered quite a lot.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

#tiptalk - binning your life plan ♥

Trousers: Boohoo Top: Urban Chic Outlet 
Hi girls, I hope you are having a lovely week and you are enjoying the sunshine. I feel like I've been really clicking 'publish, publish, publish' on the product reviews lately so I thought it would be nice to have a relaxed chat today. After I turned 26 last month, I started to think about how close I am to 30 now. No, I am not worried about turning 30, I watched 13 going on 30 religiously growing up and I am really looking forward to it. Rewind back to almost 10 years ago, I remember writing in my year book and writing a small quote about what I wanted out of life - where I saw my life in 10 years. I remember exactly what I wrote. "In 10 years time I hope I have a fabulous husband like Jack Dawson and my life is like Jenna Rink from 13 going on 30." Yes, I actually wrote that. A lot has happened since then and I quite admire the innocence of my yearbook quote.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

missguided babe power fragrance ♥

It is safe to say that Missguided are growing year by year. I think I first started blogging about Missguided in 2009/2010 and I recently wrote a brand spotlight on the Stratford store. It is pretty amazing watching one of your favourite brands expand and a perfume launch was such a lovely surprise! Babe Power is certainly a unique twist on other perfumes on the market right now. Just by looking at the perfume, straight away you can see the bottle is inspired by the Girl Power vending machines that can be found in the Stratford store. I love that you can actually spray the perfume by pressing the bottle cap design.

Monday, 12 June 2017

louis vuitton vertigo sunglasses ♥

Although the weather is pretty miserable today, summer is finally here and I think it's the perfect time to look for sunglasses. I think I'm pretty particular when it comes to sunglasses so when my sister brought back the Vertigo Louis Vuitton sunglasses from France, they certainly got my stamp of approval. Louis Vuitton has been one of my favourite designers for quite a while now, I personally prefer the iconic monogram pattern and when I first saw the sunglasses, I instantly noticed this pattern on the arms.

Sunday, 11 June 2017

soigne nail range ♥

I feel like a very old school blogger right now. I recently re-ordered a few nail wheels so I could properly demonstrate nail polishes for my blog posts. I remember buying nail wheels when I first started blogging and I think they look much nicer than using my own nails for photos. That being said, I do test out the products on my nails previously to see how long lasting they are. When a Soigne* package arrived through my door, I was very excited. 1. I could finally use my new nail wheels and 2. I have heard rave, rave reviews about Soigne. The brand actually uses 85% plant-sourced ingredients and their brand is actually inspired by Parisian fashion - pretty fancy, right?

Saturday, 10 June 2017

missguided leopard print maxi ♥

I have always had a strong obsession with leopard print. There can be a risk of the fabric appearing too harsh or tacky but when worn the right way, I personally think it looks flawless. Before my trip to Las Vegas last month, I made my way to the Missguided Stratford store, (you can find my brand spotlight post here), to hunt for swimsuits. Of course I ended up with countless clothes in my hand and none of them began with the letter 'S'. I spotted the Missguided maxi dress by the entrance, it was on a mannequin and it was paired with edgy boots. I immediately found the rail with the leopard print dresses on and I quickly grabbed my size and ran to the changing rooms.

Friday, 9 June 2017

quiz clothing wish list ♥

As usual I am in the mood for shopping and it has been a while since I made a wish list post, I really find them useful and hopefully you do too! Quiz* is a firm favourite in my books, they really have your wardrobe needs covered. I love that you can find something super dressy for a wedding or if you want something sexy and glam for the evening, they have multiple options for you. Going out dresses are usually my favourite area to shop in, I thought the nude/pink colour palette is a perfect choice for the weather and I wanted to include a mixture of day dresses and maxi dresses. My favourite dress has to be the Stone Bardot Double Frill bodycon dress, I certainly think you can dress this up with heels or dress it down with wedges. What do you think of my picks? I would love to know what Quiz item you would add to your wardrobe? ♥

Thursday, 8 June 2017

the teagime teatox ♥

I'll be honest, since I've returned back from Las Vegas my healthy lifestyle has gone out the window. My gym card is now collecting dust and chocolate twists are now my breakfast of choice. It's a beautiful and fabulous way to return back from your holiday, especially when you've been dieting and gyming for months and months. I think it's nice to spend some time relaxing and enjoying yourself now and then. A month has gone past since I stepped into my gym and my stomach has returned as my main problem area, food just attaches itself to my waist and I bloat just by looking at rice, bread or cheese. I will blow the dust off my gym card this week but I wanted to let you in on my little secret for helping with my stomach, say hello to Teagime.* 

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

life update #005 ♥

I feel like I am almost on top of my emails now and my room is finally complete! I will actually be able to blog properly and hopefully create some inspiring content. Excuse the very big pout, Ollie took me out for my birthday last weekend and I finally managed to take some outfit photos. The top is from Urban Chic Outlet and I have literally been obsessed with it, especially when I can dress it down with my Boohoo trousers. I'll be doing a separate post about this outfit next week though. For today's post, I wanted to talk about turning 26 and what new goals I'm setting myself. I've realised how important it is to set yourself new goals and targets frequently.

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

the skinfix range ♥

I am so excited to write this post, when you get the chance to review an entire skin care routine it is pretty amazing because you really get an overall experience and understanding of the brand. Skinfix* is a Canadian brand that specialises in natural ingredients but they also use vitamins and dermatologists to provide great results for your skin. I had actually heard of Skinfix a few months ago when I saw that Kate Middleton is a fan. If you want a simple and basic breakdown of the ingredients, you can actually find a list explaining what SkinFix use and they also talk about what ingredients they skip, including any fragrance and alcohol.

Monday, 5 June 2017

a white summer with rosegal ♥

I feel like my style is constantly changing at the moment. If you would have shown this see through dress* to me a few months ago, I would have looked pretty confused. I have always dressed quite similar - black leather trousers and a fitted strap top; that is my go to outfit. Tight, black and very 90's. When RoseGal contacted me to try one of their outfits, I decided to go with something completely out of my comfort zone. Why not? I don't want to be in a style rut forever and I think it would be nice for you to see me in something different, especially now I am focusing on more fashion posts. I think I succeeded with this task. I couldn't imagine wearing a dress like this, it is very girly and pretty and...well, the total opposite of my dress sense, but I am in love. I am officially in summer mode right now!

yoins summer wish list ♥

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It is no secret that I am a sucker for summer outfits. Yes, I love winter but nothing beats a cute maxi dress or a white floaty skater dress with sandals. I personally find summer outfits easy to wear and you really are surrounded with options. I was recently contacted by Yoins*, a very trendy website. They asked me to put together my dream summer wish list and I jumped at the chance. I was amazed at the wide variety of fashion dresses available on the website. It was pretty hard to choose my favourite so I hope you like my options. I first picked the white cut out dress, I love how simple the design is and I would definitely a pair this with some wedges or sandals.

Saturday, 3 June 2017

my TLC lip routine ♥

I've been wearing a lot of liquid lipsticks lately and quite frankly...they look awful on me. Don't get me wrong, the formulas are always lovely, (Primark have a pretty snazzy range out right now), but my lips have not been very cooperative. I have always seen makeup as paint and my face as a canvas. Prepping and maintaining your face (aka; the canvas) is so important for your make-up (aka; the paints) to reach its full potential. Sadly, my lips were really letting me down - the weather has made them very dry and I've been feeling quite anxious recently so I have been constantly biting and picking my lips - a very gross and annoying habit I have. When I applied my lip liner and liquid lipsticks, they looked incredibly flaking and this really highlighted my chapped lips.

Friday, 2 June 2017

food time - gilgamesh ♥

If you are new to reading Fairytale Kiss, then you may not know that I have started branching out and writing food reviews. Yes, I will always write about beauty and fashion but I really appreciate food and I spend a large portion of my time taking food photos. I think actually talking about restaurants is the next logical step! You can read my previous food reviews here. Nestled in the heart of Camden, Gilgamesh has been on my list for quite some time.  A few weeks ago, Ollie and I made our way up to Camden and decided to have dinner at the restaurant.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

the wedgwood afternoon tea launch ♥

Last Tuesday I made my way to Peter Jones in Sloane Square, as you all know I spend a fair amount of time in Peter Jones so I was very excited to be invited to the Wedgwood launch to see the new pop up area. Praised for luxurious taste and style, Wedgwood have launched an afternoon tea section on the ground floor in Peter Jones. With a lavishly decorated seating area, you can select breakfast, lunch and a selection of Wedgwood teas while enjoying the beautiful interior. When I arrived at the event, the waiters welcomed me with Prosecco and fruity cocktails, inspired by the Wedgwood flavours. 

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

brand spotlight - kiehl's skincare ♥

The Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate is a highly talked about skin care product in the blogging world. This little gem has been praised time and time again for its magic ability to create dewy, healthy skin. The Chelsea Flower Show began last week and as shops began to add flowers to the doors and windows, I was instantly drawn to Kiehl's store. Decorated head to toe with flowers, I made my way around the store and I thought this would make a lovely brand spotlight post. Before I began using Kiehl's I always heard such rave reviews about the brand, the Glamour beauty pages would be filled with products from the range and the although the packaging is simple, the product inside certainly does the talking.

Friday, 26 May 2017

skinny tan express mousse ♥

After officially returning home from Las Vegas, I am holding onto my tan for dear life. If you are looking to keep your tan or if you need to create one from scratch, this blog post will certainly be helpful. I recently reviewed the Skinny Tan and Tone oil and I wouldn't normally post about the same brand again this soon but I was so impressed with the new Skinny Tan Express Mousse* - I was really excited to talk about the brand again and I wanted to get this review on Fairytale Kiss straight away. I think we are always looking for products that think outside the box and actually create long lasting results and this is why Skinny Tan achieve time and time again.

Friday, 19 May 2017

#tiptalk - a helping hand ♥

Anyone that knows me, knows that I stress and worry. If you give me a to do list, I will hide under my table for as long as I can. I've seen so many people get engaged and the thought of planning a wedding makes me want to super glue myself to a desk forever. I completely get why people hire help and when I was contacted by Bidvine* to have a peek at their website and test it out, I literally felt a wave of relief wash over me. From cooking lessons to make-up courses, you can find help with pretty much anything. After you type in what sort of help you need, Bidvine finds out exactly what you want and they suggest the price, experience, location - everything you want the service to provide. Once you submit your job criteria, your request is sent off and specific professionals apply to help you. It really is as simple as that and I love how spoilt for choice you are.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

#tiptalk - bikini shopping ♥

I am still feeling the full effects of jet lag right now but after returning from Las Vegas, I wanted to dive in with a blog post about bikini's. In particular, my favourite string bikini's. After spending quite a few months eating healthy and going to the gym, I felt confident enough to wear a string style bikini in Las Vegas, (you can actually read my diet and fitness post here) and I thought I would share my very extra tips on how I got ready for the pool party and show you a few bikini favourites from Rosegal.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

my vegas gym & diet routine ♥

This time tomorrow I will officially be on the plane to Las Vegas. It feels like only yesterday that we booked the hen do but I'll be honest, I've tried very hard to get into shape for this trip. As I said in my body confidence post, I am all about embracing your figure and being happy with yourself but as soon as Las Vegas came closer and closer I still decided to make some healthy changes to my lifestyle. Seeing as my future camera is not up and ready yet, a Vegas blog series sounds like a good place to begin, starting with my diet and fitness regime, just in case anyone was interested. I thought it would be a nice idea to talk about how I've changed my diet and what my gym routine is. I am certainly not an expert so I wanted to write down what I've changed to feel more confident in my own skin.

Saturday, 6 May 2017

the boohoo a/w event ♥

As well as attending the e.l.f. event on Thursday night, I also travelled to Carnaby Street to attend the Boohoo Autumn/Winter preview. I am a summer person 100% but I do love winter outfits, the boots, the faux fur coats and the dark, sequin outfits. I just love that you can be extra glamorous in the winter season and normally for the summer, I keep my outfits pretty simple - a fitted, plain dress and sandals. As I stepped into the Boohoo event however, I was instantly drawn to the mannequin displays, I love how Boohoo were able to create so many different looks with the mannequins and they certainly make great photos! I made my way around the room and I spotted a selection of items that stood out to me, including a pair of red boots.

Friday, 5 May 2017

the e.l.f. superdrug event ♥

Last night I headed to Soho on Greek Street to attend the highly anticipated e.l.f. launch. I was greeted with mini chicken burgers and Prosecco while I made my way upstairs. I have been to quite a few events this year but I have never seen so many people at one event before! It was such a lovely atmosphere and it was great to see bloggers and journalists talk about e.l.f. (eyes, lips and face). The brand is finally available in Superdrug so the event was a great way to showcase the product line and celebrate the latest addition to the Superdrug brand. The event interior was a mixture of white marble and classic white wall, this certainly made the products even more Instagram friendly.

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

life update #004 ♥

Hi guys, I hope you all had a lovely bank holiday weekend. I wanted to write another life update post just to have a ramble and to explain why I've been so quiet on the blogging front lately. I used to post pretty much everyday but unfortunately my bedroom and living room has been having a makeover which has lasted for the past six weeks, this has made it pretty impossible to take blog photos and to review any products. Not only has it stopped me taking blog photos properly but it has also stopped me filming. I will be buying the Canon 750d but right now I have no where to actually film!

Friday, 28 April 2017

brand spotlight - missguided ♥

If you haven't seen my ramble on my Instagram story about the Missguided store, then you are in for a treat today. I never really understood the appeal of one of my favourite online shops opening a store in Stratford. I originally wondered why anyone would travel to Stratford when you could simply order online with free next day delivery. Oh, how wrong I was. I made my way to Stratford a few weeks ago and then I returned on Tuesday evening. I can only describe the store layout as Disneyland for shopaholics - the mannequins are dressed in fresh, funky outfits and the Unicorn Dreams vending machine is proudly displayed on the second floor. That is correct - the giant store is two levels and it covers pretty much everything, including shoes, tops, bags, jewellery and there is even a pyjama section.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

teeth whitening with nano whitewash ♥

I have said it before and I will say it again, I hate my teeth. We all know I love to pout - have a peek at my Instagram, you will rarely see me with a smile on my face. I am incredibly paranoid about the colour of my teeth so I try to avoid smiling in photos, sad but true. One day I will make an investment and get them bleached or professionally whitened at the dentist but for now, I want a pain free and purse friendly option that I can really do myself. Personally, I think I need something that I can easily add to my daily routine. I don't want anything fiddly or painful but I still want to see results over time. I have tried a few whitening toothpastes in the past but I was really excited when Whitewash Nano* contacted me, not only did they send me a whitening toothpaste, they kindly sent me an entire kit to try!

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

healthy snacking with abakus ♥

Another week, another chance to restart my healthy diet. This week I am testing out the Abakus* range, a quick and easy way to snack. Let's be honest, we all know I am an awful cook (sorry Ollie), but I do know how to shop. Food and shopping happen to be my two favourite hobbies so I was really eager to find out more about the Abakus range. Instead of having to step into the kitchen, you can simply shop online or find your nearest store. I love that you literally don't need to do any prep work with the Abakus range, you can simply eat them straight from the packet.

Friday, 21 April 2017

sparkle wish list ♥

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21.     
It is no secret that I am like a magpie. I am obsessed with shiny, sequined objects and with Las Vegas right around the corner, I felt inspired to make this wish list. I was also inspired by Kendall Jenner and Paris Hilton, I love that Kendall's birthday dress was based on a retro Paris Hilton outfit! I know this list is super bold but I think its nice to dress up sometimes and go that extra mile. I recently filmed a few Vegas outfits on my on Instagram and they pretty much match this theme. My favourite item has to be the Silver Diamante Clutch Bag from Quiz Clothing and the Tarria Silver Sequin Dress from Pretty Little Thing. What do you think of my blingtastic wish list? I will probably make a gold version next week! Let me know if there is a particular wish list you would like me to create 

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

brand spotlight - house of cb ♥

Hi guys! I hope you are having a lovely Wednesday, I wanted to write a brand spotlight post about the House of CB store in Stratford. I usually focus my brand spotlight posts on beauty but I think a fashion chat is also needed. I visited House of CB on Friday and this was the first time I visited the store. I am usually glued to the website so I was very excited when I found the store in London. If you aren't familiar with House of CB, they sell very glamorous outfits. The dresses are usually priced in the £120 mark and each dress is very unique and perfect for creating or accentuating your curves. I may have to treat myself and buy the Raveena patent vegan dress and if you saw my Twitter video (and the above photo), I am deeply in love with the material and the deep burgundy shade is heavenly. I may be jumping ahead a bit, so lets go back to my first impression of the store.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

my post gym relaxation routine ♥

I don't know about you, but I have always preferred a hot bath to a quick shower and now that I have been going to the gym more, I am certainly in need of a hot bath. My muscles can ache quite a bit so I have been using Westlab Relaxing Bath Salts* to help soothe my muscles. I am definitely not a gym expert but I thought it would be nice to talk about my gym routine, starting with the last part of my gym ritual. To get the best results from the bath salts, stretching before you leave the gym is so important. This prevents any serious injury especially once your muscles cool down after you exercise - I've learnt this the hard way!

Monday, 17 April 2017

conceal & chroming with make-up revolution ♥

Okay, lets talk about contouring and concealing. I would like to thank Kim Kardashian West for introducing me to the contour trend, many, many years ago. I have certainly noticed a difference with my skin when I am contoured, especially when I skip it. I just find that my skin looks more defined and pretty much photo shoot ready...even if I'm just popping to Topshop or KFC for 5 minutes. If you are looking for an airbrushed look, contouring is a great way to create definition. I was lucky enough to have the Revolution Pro HD Camouflage kit* sent from Make Up Revolution a few weeks ago so I was very curious to see if this would work as a concealer and a possible highlighter.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

food time - cow & pig ♥

I don't know whether its because I've started my healthy Las Vegas diet, but I cannot stop thinking about food. I have gone to a few restaurants this month and I thought I would write a few more food reviews because from this week onwards, I will be on a restaurant ban and just eating chicken and healthy greens...I can't wait... Last week I visited Cow and Pig, a modern British restaurant that is gently nestled in the middle of Bromley. Cow and Pig is literally a 5 minute walk from Ollie's flat so it is really easy for us to eat here, if you are coming from London, Bromley North or Bromley South station is your best bet for travel. To celebrate Ollie's birthday, I booked Cow and Pig for 7.30, we made our way down to the entrance and we were seated immediately.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

current favourites - april ♥

Hi guys, I hope you are having a lovely start to the week. I have spent the day watching old Sex and the City episodes and putting together my to do list for the week. Remember how I can get quite anxious without my lists? I stopped writing them recently and everything has felt slightly muddled, but I am back to my routine and I feel refreshed and excited to get back to blogging properly. Today's post is a mixture of a ramble and I also wanted to talk about a few product favourites. It is officially a month until I go to Las Vegas and I am slightly panicking a bit, I have started my teeth whitening routine, upped my gym training and I am now on the hunt for some natural looking hair extensions. I feel like I want a Kim K, poker straight hairstyle. I also need to improve my tanning game, I am ridiculously pale at the moment, I have actually had to go down a shade in my regular Maybelline foundation.

Friday, 7 April 2017

food time - quaqlino's ♥

If you are looking for a trip to the 1920's, make Quaqlino's your time travel machine. I visited Quaqlino's last year and I also attended a surprise birthday party last week in the private dining room. The restaurant is just a four minute walk away from Green Park tube station and the slightly hidden entrance doesn't prepare you for the beautiful interior. The doormen were incredibly friendly and polite and as they held the door for me, the cloakroom attendants immediately guided me to the check in desk and took my coat. I first made my way to the bathroom to touch up my make-up (of course), and I really love the overall atmosphere and interior of Quaqlino's, it has a fresh jazz vibe with a mixture of retro Hollywood glamour.

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

brand spotlight - dior ♥

Hi guys, I hope you are having a lovely start to the month! I am starting today's post off with another brand spotlight talk. I am really enjoying talking about my favourite brands and I think it's nice to have a chatty post once in a while. You can see my other beauty spotlight posts here - I've featured Charlotte Tilbury, Chanel and also Estée Lauder. When it comes to Dior, my first thoughts about the brand definitely lean towards the bold, rich shades and of course, Natalie Portman. For me, Natalie Portman really does capture the Dior brand. I actually remember writing a review about a Dior Addict lipstick in 2013, the shade was called Wild 646 and this was one of the first Dior products that I had ever tried and the glossy, glass like packaging has always stayed with me.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

double denim with shein ♥

I am so excited to write this post, I am finally back on the fashion train and I am looking forward to branching Fairytale Kiss into the fashion genre even more. I spent the weekend taking blog photos and eating (a lot), but one of my weekend outfits included this double denim number. I was kindly sent this denim skirt from Shein* - I fell in love with the ripped design and after finding some inspiration from my beloved Kim K, I thought a denim shirt would make the perfect partner in crime.

Monday, 27 March 2017

#tiptalk - feeling guilty ♥

Hi guys, I hope you are all having a lovely start to the week. The weekend whizzed past as usual and I spent the majority of my time eating. A lot. I haven't been feeling that great recently so I've been absent from the gym, I dragged myself to the gym for a swimming session last week and I felt really poorly afterwards. I feel like my diet has gone from bad to worse but I'm starting the week with a positive attitude and mindset towards my diet. I used to really put myself down about my eating habits and when I joined the gym I felt less guilty, now I am absent from the gym again I was starting to feel that familiar feeling of guilt creeping back. I think for today's #tiptalk, I wanted to talk about finding the right balance in things, whether it is diet, blogging, work or friends.

Friday, 24 March 2017

food time - hutong ♥

Hi guys, I hope you are enjoying your week. I am diving right into today's post with a food review on one of my favourite restaurants. I really want to include more lifestyle reviews on Fairytale Kiss, especially food and I think Hutong is a perfect place to start. I wanted to start with my outfit rather than the resturant itself. I find it quite tricky dressing for meals during the daytime but I fell in love with this Reiss jumpsuit and I thought it would make a perfect outfit for a lunch. The dress code for Hutong is smart/casual so wearing shorts or trainers is a no-no. I paired the jumpsuit with my gold Zara sandal heels and my giant fur coat - I looked slightly like one of the mob wives from VH1 but I really liked the outfit because I still felt dressy but not too out of place.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

the male gift guide ♥

Hi guys, I hope you are all having a nice week. I thought it would be a really nice change to focus on a male gift guide. I previously made a Christmas male friendly gift guide here but I wanted to get up close and personal with a few products today. I actually used Ollie as a guinea pig for a few of the skin care products and overall, I am really pleased with my gift idea suggestions so I hope you find this post helpful! I wanted to mix a few luxury items in this post because I'm slowly starting to appreciate luxury gifts compared to high street finds. Although I've always been a high street girl, I do think some items just can't be beat by a higher end brand, especially when it comes to wallets, watches, sunglasses or aftershaves. That being said, I have included a few purse friendly options too. Let's get started!

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

life update #003 ♥

Hi guys, I hope you are all having a lovely week. I have just finished watching Vogue's 73 Questions with Selena Gomez and I felt like doing a blog post version about it for myself. I have mixed up quite a few questions and although I have done a few posts like this in the past, it is always nice to introduce myself to new Fairytale Kiss readers. When I get around to editing my overdue 5-6 Youtube videos, I think it will be really nice to go through these questions in a video. Let me know if you have any questions to ask me, I have settled with 57 questions instead of 73. I would love to tag Ellie from FoxyTravels to answer these questions in a video, you can find her Youtube channel here and you can also find my answers below...♥ 

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

#tiptalk - staying organised with printiki ♥

Last November I wrote a #tiptalk blog post about keeping organised, now that March is almost over, I think a little update might be useful. We are only human and although I tell myself that it's okay to forget things - this really annoys me! I wish I could say I am totally organised and I know exactly what I need to do but without my iPhone or notebook, I am pretty lost. I find it really hard sticking to a routine of using a diary and when I see perfectly planned journals and blog planners I start to sink down in my chair. I've decided to do something about it and stop the vicious circle, I think I need to be stricter with my routine and this isn't just for blogging. I was contacted by Printiki* a few weeks ago and if you don't know, they can print hundreds of photos for you - whether you want cute polaroids or a thick album to flick through.

Sunday, 19 March 2017

netflix - the kids playlist ♥

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It is time for another Netflix post! This week I wanted to talk about a kid friendly Netflix playlist - when I say a film/TV list suitable for children, I also mean me. I was going to write a Buffy episode guide but to make things easier for Netflix users, (sadly Netflix removed Buffy from their TV list), I will stick to a kids playlist for this Sunday. I have put together quite a few Netflix playlists, including superhero films, thrillers, musicals, feel good shows and even a tearjerker list. Let me know if you are looking for a particular genre, I love putting this Netflix post together! You can see my previous Netflix posts here. Let's get started! 
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