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
Friday, 21 April 2017
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Wednesday, 19 April 2017
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
Monday, 17 April 2017
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
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
Friday, 7 April 2017
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
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
Monday, 27 March 2017
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
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
Wednesday, 22 March 2017
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
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
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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! ♥
Saturday, 18 March 2017
There are certain beauty brands that you grow up with and there are some brands that always stick with you. For me, GOSH is definitely one of them. I pretty much grew up in Superdrug, I would spend ages looking at the make-up displays after school and I vividly remember being amazed by the GOSH eye shadow colours. Fast forward quite a few years and GOSH is still surprising me. Although my beauty knowledge has hopefully improved since my early teens, it is really lovely to watch a beauty brand grow and give you a feeling of nostalgia. I was lucky enough to be invited to their S/S 2017 launch but unfortunately I was stuck in a hospital bed but the lovely Sophie was kind enough to send me the new products to test.
Friday, 17 March 2017
I'm starting off today's blog post with a list of my favourite beauty/hair/lifestyle products, I've narrowed the list down to four key products that I've been using over the past few weeks. I really love looking back on these posts to see what type of beauty/hair products I have been using and this month, my most used product is the Dorco Eve razor. Until I finally get lazer hair removal, I will forever use razors. They are simple to use and quick and I've been using disposable razors for years. My leg hair grows back really quickly so I am forever having to touch up my legs before a night out or while I am in the shower.
Thursday, 16 March 2017
If you follow me on Instagram then you'll know that I am a big, big fan of Makeup Revolution. From the packaging to the product, they have never really let me down and as the brand has expanded over the years, I think the quality has too. If you have ever had a peek inside my handbag (what a great idea for a blog post!) then you will also know that I love being prepared. I always carry a gigantic mirror around with me but lately I want to lighten up the weight of my bag. I was in for a big surprise. The Makeup Revolution Skin Kiss range* arrived on my doorstep last week. It was totally unexpected and I instantly filmed a first impressions video on my Instagram story. The three highlighters and cream bronzer arrived with a very large mirror attached to the product.
Monday, 13 March 2017
Chanel gives me a really big tingly feeling. What is it about luxury brands that make you go 'Oooo!'. Is it the packaging? The shades? I wanted today's brand spotlight post to focus on Chanel and talk about why I really admire the brand and why the beauty appeal has lasted for so many decades. Lily-Rose Depp is currently the face of Chanel and she is certainly rocking the new spring campaign. Even if some people claim she is only the face of Chanel because of Johnny Depp, you can't deny her captivating aura in the Chanel photographs and I really think she keeps the brand fresh. With an iconic brand like Chanel, I personally think they don't need to dish out new and revolutionary products. I love the iconic perfume bottles, that are classic and elegant and I also love the packaging throughout the range.
Wednesday, 8 March 2017
Hi guys, I hope you are all having a lovely start to the week. I am super obsessed with dresses at the moment, with my Las Vegas trip right around the corner, I am constantly scrolling the internet for lavish outfits. I stumbled across Milly Bridal a few months ago so I was really excited when they contacted me for a collaboration. I thought it would be a nice idea to create a wish list post of my favourite dresses, including the beautiful lace sweetheart prom dress. Whether you have a wedding lurking around the corner or if you have a prom date set, I definitely think you can find something on Milly Bridal online, there is certainly a style to suit anyone. Let's get started!
Monday, 6 March 2017
Hi guys, I hope you have all had a lovely weekend. I wanted to write another post update today and talk about my latest outfit purchases and what I've been up to. I am currently sipping on hot chocolate right now, I've been slightly overindulgent over the past few weeks so I am back to the gym this evening - my Las Vegas trip is not too far away. I visited Hutong on Saturday and the food was just incredible, I will be writing a separate review about the Hutong menu this week! I also watched John Wick 2 at the cinema on Friday night, although the script is not very strong, I really enjoyed the plot and the fight scenes. Shopping wise, I have been loving the Lavish Alice collection, I have ordered the khaki collar neck tie midi dress last night so hopefully this will suit my nude stilettos and black Zara shoulder bag. Let me know how you spent your weekend, have you been to Hutong before? If you would like more restaurant reviews, let me know! ♥
Sunday, 5 March 2017
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It is time for another Netflix post! This week I wanted to talk about the sci-fi genre. This isn't my favourite genre but I have found quite a few gems on Netflix this week. Equilibrium is certainly my top pick from this list, if you haven't seen it, I really recommend you grab your popcorn and duvet! I have put together a large list of 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!♥
Thursday, 2 March 2017
Please ignore my hair colour at the moment (I really want it back to brunette so please ignore the roots), I wanted today's post to be about how I style my hair. I am certainly not an expert, I feel more confident with make-up brushes than I do using hair tools so I was really happy when the Pro Blo Group sent me the CurlMe device*. We all know I love a blow dry and unless I visit a salon, I find it pretty much impossible to blow dry my own hair. I find it very tricky to clip, style, pull, twist and dry at the same time. I have been sitting in a hair salon for hours with hundreds of barreled hair brushes or rollers stuck in my hair and I certainly don't want to spend £150 on 20 hair brushes to try and do this at home. I do not have the co-ordination or the patience to blow dry my hair so I'll be honest, I didn't have high hopes for Pro Blow purely because of how clumsy I am.
Wednesday, 1 March 2017
Sebamed hand and nail balm and today I am back with another Sebamed review. I was kindly sent a selection of Sebamed products, including the Cleansing Bar*, Lip Defence Stick* and the new Limited Edition Grapefruit Shower Gel* - if you are new to reading Fairytale Kiss then you can have a read of my other beauty product reviews here. If you follow me on Twitter, then you would have seen me constantly moaning about my lips for the past few weeks. They were incredibly dry and sore so I reached for the Lip Defence Stick. I've been using this for the past week and as lip balms go, my lips have stopped cracking and I can get back to wearing lipsticks again. The cold weather played a huge part in my lips cracking and becoming dry so I am very thankful Sebamed was able to improve the condition of my top lip. There is no strong scent or taste so it is perfect if you want something plain.
Tuesday, 28 February 2017
Monday, 27 February 2017
A few weeks ago I started my brand spotlight series again and as I was looking at the make-up counters today, I saw Estée Lauder nestled in the middle. I remember reviewing a lipstick and a pressed powder when I was interning at more! magazine, all the way back in 2012. I was thrilled to try the Estée Lauder products for the first time and I don't think the excitement has ever worn off. When I look to review a product or to judge a brand, I personally look for something exciting but also achievable. Although Jeffree Star (for example) is an incredible make-up brand, blue or yellow liquid lipsticks or neon green brow pencils really don't excite me but Kendall Jenner or Victoria Beckham partnering up with Estée Lauder? Now that gets my attention.
Sunday, 26 February 2017
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It is time for another Netflix post! This week I wanted to talk about what new films have been added to Netflix this week. I am pretty happy Netflix has included this selection and my plan today is to just grab my duvet, make popcorn and relax. Netflix and Sunday's go together like Ben & Jerry so I think this playlist will satisfy your lazy day. 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! ♥
This was added a few weeks ago and I'll admit, Beastly it isn't great. It is pretty cringe worthy and Vanessa Hudgen's is just annoying throughout this film but there is something very charming about it. When I was bed bound a few weeks ago, I put this on and just the soundtrack, Neil Patrick Harris and Alex Pettyfer topless make this watchable. It really is a simple plot, inspired by Beauty and the Beast - minus any magic. I remember this filmed received pretty bad reviews in 2011 when it was released but for a chill day, this is certainly a guilty pleasure.
I actually went to see this in the cinema with Ollie and when we were driving back home, he actually locked the car. He will kill me for telling you all this. I love, love, love the Sinister films. Yes, it is odd to love scary films but for some reason I love being scared! I don't usually get scared easily but the Sinister films make me jump for 2 hours solid. The plot is actually really clever and the sequel has now been added to Netflix. It continues from the first film and the detective (who has now been fired and has now turned into a private detective) is trying to protect a family that have moved into a house. Gruesome murders previously took place and now he is worried history will repeat itself.
Okay, this film is awful to watch but it is such a guilty pleasure! Just like Beastly, if it is on the TV, I will still watch it anyway. I'm sure everyone and their pet cat knows about the story line but if you don't, the plot was originally created as Twilight fan fiction. This became a book series and voila, it is now a film. I grew up watching strong female characters, from Buffy to Lois Lane and Anastasia's character really does make me want to bang my head on a table, but I don't take this film too seriously. It's a perfect film to chill out and watch...and cringe.
Madea's Witness Protection
I rarely like comedies, but Madea (played by director and actor, Tyler Perry) is pure magic. If you haven't heard of Madea before, please watch Diary of a Mad Black Woman. Her character made that film for me and she has been in quite a few films since then. Madea's Witness Protection begins with George Needleman visiting his work and finding it in havoc. It is revealed it has been secretly run by the mob and now George and his family must go into hiding for safety. They end up staying at Madea's house and craziness pretty much happens. This really isn't a serious film, it is just crazy and Madea's sense of humour and quotes are perfect.
I was really surprised how much I liked this film when it was released. I know people have said its like The Hunger Games (I haven't seen them...) but I really like the concept of Divergent. The film is set in the future and a city is divided into five different factions. Tris (played by Shailene Woodley) discovers that she is divergent and is deemed a threat to the government because she does not fit into just one faction. She begins training in the Dauntless faction, hiding the truth and the plot develops from there. I love the chemistry with Tris and Four and the training scenes are pretty entertaining too. I'm not usually a sci-fi, futuristic genre type of girl but Divergent really is a great watch.
Thursday, 23 February 2017
Banish* contacted me, I took the time to research the brand first to see whether they would meet my skin needs and whether I believed in their brand mission. They certainly ticked all of my boxes and it was amazing to see the Instagram videos of people from all over the world using their products to improve their skin.
Wednesday, 22 February 2017
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I am loving the weather at the moment, although today is slightly grey it does feel like the UK is stepping into spring. I felt quite inspired by the new season and I thought it would be nice to make a spring wish list, from beauty to bags and even books, I think the pretty pastel shades will certainly get you in the mood for warmer weather. The classic Chanel bag was the first thing on my list, I am usually not a pastel type of girl but I know it is a popular shade. This bag really is dreamy! I've tried to mix in a bit of everything, interior, make-up and even flowers. Outfit wise, the TFNC Picaso top is a dream, I love the subtle detailing and I would probably pair this with white jeans or my black leather trousers, I struggle wearing pastel colours during the spring/summer period, black leather is just my go to. What is on your spring wish list? I hope you like my choices! ♥
Tuesday, 21 February 2017
Monday, 20 February 2017
Qwerkity* last week and I thought I would give the bath salts a try. The bath salts are part of a Prosecco gift set* and if you are a big Prosecco lover, then you will certainly be a fan of this beauty bundle. The set includes 100g of bath salts and a Prosecco flavoured lip balm, both are handmade. I only used a small amount of the bath salts but you really don't need to add much, I had the water extra hot too and as I mixed the bath salts around, the scent was instant.
Sunday, 19 February 2017
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It is time for another Netflix post! This week I wanted to talk about TV shows. I was actually quite poorly last week so I had the whole 7 days to enjoy a Netflix binge. It really is a life saver! I thought it would be nice to round up my favourite shows that you can really get your teeth into. There is a mix of true crime, history, romance and comedy. I hope you like my selection! 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! ♥
I was really excited when I saw that Netflix added the OJ Simpson case to the TV section this week. I sadly missed the series when it aired but I will certainly be adding this to my watch list today. American Crime Story is a true crime series that is based on a particular event. The first season is based on the OJ Simpson murder trial, the second season will be about Hurricane Katrina and the third will be about the murder of Gianni Versace. If you aren't aware of the OJ Simpson case, he was a very popular NFL player who was charged with murdering his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend, Ron Goldman.
Autopsy: The Last 24 Hours...
So far this isn't looking like a very chirpy playlist, but I find true crime documentaries really interesting. The Autopsy series re-creates the last 24 hours of a particular celebrity that has passed away, the list includes Whitney Houston, River Phoenix, Robin Williams, Joan Rivers and quite a few more. Forensic specialists analyse the autopsy reports of the celebrity and they give their opinion about the last 24 hours of their life. I've actually been watching the autopsy report about Nicole Simpson, it definitely gives your more background information before you start the American Crime Story series.
If you remember watching Bend it Like Beckham, then you will probably have a crush on the beautiful Jonathan Rhys Meyers. I was absolutely obsessed with him when I was a teenager and when he starred in The Tudors, I began to appreciate how amazing he is as an actor. Jonathan plays Henry VIII and the series takes you back to the early 1500's during his reign as King. It focuses on his marriages and certainly includes drama, romance and of course, history.
Prison Break is certainly one of my top 5 TV series. The story line is incredibly smart, entertaining and you will definitely become addicted. The story line begins with Michael Scofield trying to rob a bank, he is sent to prison where you meet one of the lead characters, Lincoln Burrows. He is currently on death row for murder and it is later revealed that Michael and Lincoln are brothers. Michael is determined to break Lincoln out of prison and the first season revolves around his unbelievable plan to escape while also trying to survive in the prison environment.
If you are looking for something light and funny, Miranda is one of my favourite comedies. I would watch this show on repeat at university every week and there is still something really awkward, amazing and charming about the cast and plot. Miranda is constantly trying to fit in, she is slightly taller than her boarding school friends and she finds herself quite awkward in day to day tasks (I think she is my spirit animal). If you are looking for a lighthearted show then Miranda is definitely a good watch when you are feeling lazy and not ready to move from your bed all day, don't forget the Pizza!
Friday, 17 February 2017
I was reading a few of my old blog posts yesterday and I found a collection from 2015, it was a brand spotlight on Caudalié and Shu Uemura. I had completely forgot that I had started a brand spotlight series so I thought today would be a nice idea to restart it. With Fairytale Kiss, I do want you to visit my blog and find a review about everything - from beauty products to healthy snacks and I want to be 100% honest about what brands I love. I really adore the idea of doing a brand spotlight and saying why I think you should/shouldn't try their products. I was walking through Peter Jones today (where I spend 99% of my time) and I found myself walking towards the Charlotte Tilbury counter.
Thursday, 16 February 2017
Wednesday, 15 February 2017
to test drive and I have to say, I'm pretty impressed. The illustrations are simply beautiful and I really like that you can draw without being too accurate. I've seen quite a few colouring books that look really detailed and this just doesn't appeal to me.
Tuesday, 14 February 2017
Browns Family Jewellers, the earrings are called the Vamp London Double Spike* and they are made with rose gold plating. I am not a huge lover of giant earrings so I was so excited to wear the Vamp spikes. They are very light and incredibly comfortable to wear, I love that they can add instant edge to your outfit, especially with a fun up-do.
Monday, 13 February 2017
Sunday, 5 February 2017
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It is time for another Netflix post! This week I wanted to talk about musicals. I'll be honest - unless I am seeing a musical at a theatre, they don't really appeal to me, (apart from Disney films of course), but I thought there were quite a few classics on Netflix and I know 99% of the human population love a singing fest. I have put together quite a few Netflix playlists, including superhero films, thrillers, 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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