Monday, 18 July 2011

I Wanna be a Geek!

I am fully aware that I'm a bit late to the party on this trend, but I can't get enough of geeky specs at the moment. Well, admiring them on other people, at least. I'm just not sure that I could pull the whole preppy chic look off, but assuming I don't look like a complete idiot, here are some styles that I'm leaning towards trying...

4) Gok Wan for Specsavers (don't judge me) £99

I'm thinking that if I had glasses I enjoyed wearing (as opposed to my dated super cheapo frames that were the first pair I tried on), I would probably remember to wear the damn things! As I have a round-ish face, maybe a pair of glasses with a slight cat-eye frame would be best to avoid looking 12 years old and put a bit of a sophisticated spin on the geeky look?

What do you think? Do you have any recommendations?

Saturday, 9 July 2011

iFabbo London Launch Event

As you may know from my last post, I attended the fabulous iFabbo event on Thursday evening and have just made 2 videos about it, which you can watch below.

I went along with my blogging partner in crime Lucy, and we met some lovely blogging ladies at the event including Fleur, Zoe, Lily and Louise to name only a few. (All of their blogs are brilliant, so make sure you check them out if you haven't already.)

If you're wondering what the whole iFabbo thing is about, in a nutshell, the organisation aims to unite and build relationships between bloggers and brands (new and established) and also enable bloggers to learn about 'the art' of blogging - almost like a blogging education without making it sound too formal! iFabbo wants to collate a directory of credible brands and bloggers and in the future, is planning to hold seminars and workshops, so it's definitely a great company to get involved with - especially if you're new to the blogging arena.

The videos below describe what we got in our iFabbo goody bags and are in 2 parts as it was impossible to condense the whole thing into 10 mins!

Once again, a huge thanks to the iFabbo team and a hello to all the lovely bloggers I met on Thursday - I hope to see you all again soon!

Friday, 8 July 2011

Review: Collection 2000 Cream Puff Moisturising Lip Cream

Last night I attended the fabulous iFabbo launch event, but I'll post more about that over the weekend. Right now I want to quickly mention a product that I have discovered because of the event - and more specifically something that was within the goody bag!

Our goody bags were quite literally, brimming with some incredible products. (On a side note, I can't believe how generous iFabbo and the brands they are working with were, and there will definitely be a range of reviews coming up on some of the amazing stuff we were treated to.)

So, Collection 2000. It's cheap, cheerful and takes me back to my 14-year-old self when I first started delving into the world of make-up (more specifically, working the Rimmel Coffee Shimmer lip - not a pretty look on a pale teen). I remember the first few essentials I ever purchased were by Collection 2000, and in recent years, what with the brand's cult products such as the concealer, tinted moisturiser and Apple Blossom lipstick, it does prove that you don't always have to spend loads to get nice results.

Anyway, I digress. After quite literally diving into my goody bag last night when I arrived home, at the bottom I found one of Collection 2000's new Cream Puff Moisturising Lip Creams. I received shade Fairy Cake 3 - a beautiful coral pink tone. Having tried this out today, I have to say, I am already a big fan of this product. Aside from the gorgeous and summer appropriate colour, the formulation is ultra moisturising, creamy, velvety and the product dries to a matte but non-dry finish and has stayed put!

There are 4 shades in total to try out and at £2.99 a pop, well, you can't go wrong. You can read more about the Cream Puff Moisturising Lip Creams here.

A big thanks to the iFabbo team for a super night!