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After years of trying to find a delicious tasting, natural and convenient instant coffee that could aid her journey to building a better body, brand creator Misha was unsuccessful and decided to take matters into her own hands by developing her own perfect formula…
The idea of Bondi Coffee came from a trip to the famous Australian beach ‘Bondi’ where Misha was stunned by the amount of beautiful, healthy bodies she saw during her stay. If like me, you drink coffee on a daily basis then you’ll be shocked to know how many calories are in your average take away latte – most popular high-street/corner coffee shops don’t display their nutritional information on the boards, which makes it so easy to forget how much sugar just a regular coffee can contain.
By switching to Bondi Coffee, this instant coffee formula can help to speed up your metabolism AND keep you from snacking during the day. This is something I know so many people struggle with & being a girl with a strong circle of girlfriends I am aware of the many different methods people can try to keep their cravings at bay. It is so refreshing to learn more about this exciting brand that is aiding so many people on their personal journeys towards a healthier version of themselves.
TASTES GOOD, DOES GOOD
Since turning 25 I have started taking supplements and mixing super foods in with my daily smoothies to aid my health and benefit my body in different ways. I have to mention the most impressive aspect for me when I first heard of Bondi Coffee was the amount of wonderful ingredients inside every single sachet. Green Coffee Bean Extract, Siberian Ginseng, Matcha Green Tea and Spirulina just to name a few. Each of these ingredients are packed into the unique formula developed by Sports Scientists and means you can even use the product as an easy on the go pre-workout substitute! Ideal if you’re a regular gym go-er.
For my fellow sweet tooth/chocolate lovers, you will be pleased to learn that the coffee itself actually tastes like a mocha/hot chocolate. I find that having one just after a meal prevents me from snacking/craving sweet things. Plus it’s so good being able to enjoy a coffee which I know is benefiting my body too.
Read about the magic ingredients inside the sachets by clicking here.
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Bondi Coffee ship worldwide and for my UK followers they also have FREE UK shipping this month only! Head over to www.bondicoffee.co.uk to browse their full range!
Keep up to date with the brand by following @bondi_coffee on Instagram, as well as getting some lifestyle inspo and details on how to join their 28 day challenge!
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I’m so excited to share this post with you all as I feel like working with this brand sums up perfectly the reasons why I love being a blogger. For those of you who have followed my blog for a little while – you may have read my previous post back in April reviewing Buth Bheag Candle Co.
Since the spring this luxury brand has gone from strength to strength with the help of bloggers and influencers from across the UK sharing the love for their stunning range of products. They have now landed themselves over 30 stockists and two brand new shops.
Sometimes when a project or new venture takes shape and naturally progresses a re-brand can be a really exciting and refreshing way to move forward and celebrate the success you’ve made. When the team announced the re-brand I instantly couldn’t wait to see what this meant for them as a company; I was pleasantly suprised to see that they are still taking their inspiration from their beautiful home of the Scottish Isles by keeping their scents named after the many beaches that make up the stunning coastline.
SENT WITH LOVE
When I opened the parcel up to reveal the two beautifully packaged items I thought for a moment what good gifts they would make. The re-brand has taken on a slightly more mature, sophisticated vibe.
You can tell as soon as you open the box that it’s a luxury item – from the on trend marble exterior to the minimal, slick glassware. Each and every perfectly executed little detail completely sets Essence of Harris apart from the other brands on the market. Everything down to their scent collections, packaging and brand story is unique and you truly feel like you have a little bit of paradise in your home when you purchase from them.
Each scent collection comes in a different colour palette, each with rose gold lettering which makes the new range ideal for gifts with the festive season coming around.
My birthday has just been which in my mind has always marked the start of summer -my favourite season. Just recently I’ve been looking through my wardrobe and digging out all the summery pieces I lived in this time last year and getting them ready for my upcoming holidays.
A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to be invited to a private viewing of an exciting new luxury footwear brand ‘Zaccy’s’. The event itself was held at the designer’s home and gave attendees the chance to try on and shop the full collection. To say I was absolutely blown away by the quality of the shoes is an understatement. Zaccy’s encapsulates everything you would expect from a high end footwear brand and more. Each shoe has been visualised, designed and hand crafted with minute attention to detail, which comes down to the fact Meg Cope (founder of Zaccy’s) always dreamed of creating her own collection and her passion for design is evident.
Think espadrilles reworked. The collection comprises three key colour palettes which will easily slot into your capsule holiday wardrobe. The ‘Christina’ style in my opinion is the perfect wedge. This is the highest heel out of the three styles featured and just oozes elegance and class. This style is ideal for late summer night drinks with friends or special occasions. If you like to have a little bit of height but not so much that you feel as though you’re wearing heels the ‘Giselle’ is the shoe for you. I fell in love with and purchased the Giselle in Black for this exact reason! The iridescent black leather is just stunning, like nothing I’ve seen before. Minimal and subtly beautiful, just an absolute must have item. This same luxury leather is used for the ‘Margarita’ style. A low heeled, practical espadrille with a closed toe. At the event, I was torn between these two styles as I could see myself wearing them nonstop. Ideal for day trips, walks in the city and even for flying in. If you have a short break planned this summer, I would recommend the ‘Margaritas’ as they are a fantastic all-rounder. If you have a holiday planned with a small baggage allowance, they are perfect to help you transition from day to night in an instant.
The ‘Giselle’ in Black, £229.99, available at http://www.zaccys.com.
Imagine super soft, buttery leather which moulds to the shape of your foot after a few days of wear. Wedges & most other forms of summer shoes can be SO painful & there really is nothing worse than buying a cute pair of shoes which you can’t wear because they cut and dig into your skin. All shoes in the Zaccy’s collection are lined with high quality leather and feature a breathable memory foam sole. Ideal for practical wear without sacrificing style.
Being almost 5’10 I sometimes struggle to find stylish low heeled wedges which I can wear casually – after all, nobody wants to choose between comfort and style… One of the main reasons I liked the Zaccy’s collection was the fact they feature a range of heel sizes to suit you; from a low heel, which you could easily wear all day for city breaks or spontaneous shopping trips, to a super high 6-inch heel which is sure to head turns wherever you walk them.
The orange embroidery and neon tones have flavors of the Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2016 ‘Caretto’ collection. This pair is on my wish list this summer…
WHATEVER THE WEATHER
Wear and wear again without worrying about the weather forecast. Every shoe has an anti slip sole meaning you can walk with confidence no matter what the weather. Plus you can rest assured that your new favourite shoes won’t ruin in light showers; the hand applied waxed jute braids are waterproof meaning they will survive endless unpredictable British summers…
PURCHASE WITH PURPOSE
For each pair purchased, £2.00 is donated to Children With Cancer and CLIC Sargent charities. If you didn’t have enough reasons to purchase already, now you do.
To shop the full collection, click here.
Free shipping and returns are offered to all customers in the UK and worldwide shipping options are available at the checkout.
Make sure you follow Zaccy’s on Instagram for ultimate shoe inspo, updates and new collection launches. Follow here @zaccys.
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I’ve always considered myself a bit of a magpie for all things shiny and metallic, so when I first saw this dress, I knew I had to have it!
Last Autumn I found myself getting back into shirt dresses and soft tailoring, I adore the combination of cutesy fabrics like satin and silk contrasted with traditional buttoned sleeves and collars. I consider myself to be half tomboy so this style reflects my personality perfectly!
I styled this look with a pair of bang on trend studded heels which I managed to get in the sale at Missguided, they’re currently at 67% off and cost just £10, absolute must have purchase! What I like about these shoes is the heel, from the side they look like traditional stilettos, however they actually have a wide heel which is 100x more comfortable to wear and party all night long in!
Studs are making a huge comeback this winter, you can shop my favourite studded garments (including the super hot heart studded Saint Lauren leather that took Milan fashion week by storm) in the Shop my Style section.
Adding studded accessories is a quick and easy way to make a smart/dressy outfit more relaxed and chic, if you’re new to this trend have a look at the images below for inspiration. Designers such as Louis Vuitton and Valentino have incorporated studs into their most famous collections…
GIVE ME SHAPE
Being 5’9, some dresses can make me feel shapeless which is why I’ve always been a fan of the wrap style dresses that tie in at the waist. This detailing brings attention to your smallest area (the waist) and gives the illusion of an hourglass figure, perfect for tall girls like me, or girls with a small bust that want to accentuate their curves.
The satin material of this dress itself is also very flattering, the fabric doesn’t cling or stick like some do. Instead, it hangs perfectly and the rouched detailing at the front combined with the deep plunge neckline gives this dress the all round wow factor.
If you love this look you can shop it here:
Total outfit cost £38.
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KOZHA NUMBERS Cardlet, $34 KOZHA NUMBERS Cashlet, $72.
KOZHA NUMBERS, The Large Ket, $295.
Camden has always been one of my favourites spots in London – both for shopping and enjoying the colourful nightlife. I celebrated my 18th birthday in a club called ‘Proud’ situated in the famous horse stables market & had the most amazing time. Camden is in a league of its own with a huge food market, hundreds of independent stalls and super friendly atmosphere. There isn’t anywhere else like it – which is why I love spending time there.
On a recent visit, I walked down the cobbled market street and literally fell in love with a coat. Honest. I don’t know if it’s my love for fashion and styling or if I’m just a certified shopaholic but when I fall in love with an item of clothing, I have to have it.
Outfit Details: Faux Fur Coat, £129 Unit 11c, Camden Lock Market. Chunky Knit Jumper, £65, Zara. Joni Jeans, £39, Topshop. Cut Out Boots, £32.99 New Look.
At first I was struck by the super plush white faux fur hood, which can easily be detached so that you can wear the coat more casually or when it’s not so cold. I am a sucker for anything faux fur at the best of times but this coat encapsulates everything I love about styling for winter in one item. The oversized design combined with the soft tailoring detail is stunning & makes the coat an eye catching statement piece – ideal for when you want to still feel glam when it’s freezing outside!
The coat is one size, which can sometimes be a complete nightmare but it turned out to be my lucky day and the fit was perfect. With it being a Korean design I had a feeling when I put it on for the first time that it would be miles too small, but I was pleasantly surprised – the sizing translates to a UK 10/12/14 depending on desired fit.
Personally, I like to style the coat with a chunky knit underneath and keep the rest of the outfit minimal. The coat is a typical Korean design with a flattering dipped hem and darted sleeves. There’s something a little All Saints-y about the cut and shape of the coat – the material is also very similar to the heavy industrial standard fabrics that All Saints have recently used for their capsule AW collection.
If you’re a Londoner like me or even if you’ve got plans to visit soon, I would highly recommend visiting Unit 11c, their unusual designs are well worth browsing and the staff are absolutely lovely. For stock availability please contact 02074286483.
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This week I received a very special package from my favourite candle brand Buth Bheag Candle co. You may have already read about this brand on my blog back in April this year where I reviewed two candles from both the Losgaintir and Huisinins collection. You can catch up here.
Since my last post the company has been going from strength to strength with mini pop up shops and the launch of several new fragrances. It’s always a joy to collaborate with independent, ambitious brands that have created a unique and exciting product; Buth Bheag Candle Co. are the ultimate pleasure to work with, from the team to the products, it’s the ultimate luxury experience.
In this post I’m going to review two products each from new collections that have launched this year – both of which I absolutely love! Plus, this is my first festive post of the year which makes me so excited!
Cranberry Christmas Candle
“A festive combination of cranberries, orange and cinnamon with floral back notes on a base of sandal, cedar, musk vanilla and sugar.”
If like me, you love Christmas and all things festive, you have to get your hands on the new Christmas collection. When I first opened the box the scent reminded me of all things festive and when lit, the candle fills the room with a gorgeous rich fragrance. I wanted to point out that a lot of scented Christmas candles can become quite headachey after a while but this one is completely different. The soy formula burns slower than most candles I’ve purchased in the past, they also last a lot longer than most other brands I’ve tried.
The Christmas collection features wax melts and reed diffusers so you can choose which product works best with your household. One thing I really like about the Christmas candle is the glass jar and festive design – it makes the perfect centre piece for the dinner table or little addition to the mantle piece.
“Stimulating and sensual – evoking the tranquil beauty of an exotic eastern garden. Top notes of tangy lemongrass, Sicilian lemons and juicy limes lead into a heart of spicy ginger root and grated nutmeg, and a hint of refreshing eucalyptus. Base notes include sensual patchouli, white woods and creamy vanilla.”
This candle is very different from their other collections, this luxury scent is incredibly refreshing – the citrus burst makes you feel instantly uplifted, to me, this is the ideal scent to burn in the morning or to have in the bathroom.
I recently went for dinner at Sketch, the famous French restaurant in Mayfair, London and I remembered they has numerous Diptyque candles burning – the scent was very fresh and citrus based much like the Horgabost collection. When I first smelt this candle, I was reminded of that night – the scents are practically identical however Diptyque candles start at £40, four times the price of Buth Bheag’s collection! Not only do they use the very best ingredients – each scent is blended to perfection. What I love about this brand is the fact you can enjoy luxury in your home for less.
The deisgn of the Horgabost collection is similar to their previous collections with a minimal design. The chic packaging gives them a sophisticated edge and the greyscale beach scene on the sides is a reminder that each and every candle has been hand poured in the beautiful Isle of Harris.
If you’re looking to start your Christmas shopping early, take a look at the gift sets available on their website by clicking here.
For all enquiries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow them on Instagram to find out more about this exciting brand and keep up to date with their most recent collections!
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So as some of you may already know I’ve relocated back to my hometown of London and last week my good friend and fellow blogger babe Lauren came down to see me before an event – which called for shopping! We visited the one and only Selfridges first and browsed the designer jewellery sections on the first floor and that’s when I fell in love…
In the Chanel section, I spotted a coin style necklace on one of the mannequins which they’d styled with a classic two piece blazer and skirt suit. The necklace caught my eye as soon as I walked in because of its intricate detail and striking design. After seeing the full selection and trying on several items, Lauren and I decided to go to the Chanel flagship store on New Bond Street to browse their collection and compare it to Selfridges.
When we arrived I basically became the love heart eye emoji and got a little bit excited about the new A/W accessories campaign, not to mention the ready to wear capsule collection on the first floor! When one of the advisers approached us, I explained what I had seen at the Selfridges concession and the assistant then showed us their jewellery display. The Chanel flagship had a much bigger and varied selection of jewellery, I would recommend visiting the store as opposed to Selfridges, I would point out that the service is much better at the Chanel store too.
The necklace itself is timeless. The medallion style is similar to the vintage Chanel pieces which sell for over £16,000 on the vintage classic markets and the rich deep golden colour gives it that high end designer edge.
What I like best about the necklace is how you can adjust it to suit your mood. The necklace has two length options both of which I love.
When the necklace is set to its shorter length which is near enough a choker style, the excess golden chain hangs down your back with the tiny Chanel logo at the bottom. This style is absolutely ideal to wear with backless dresses along with a slick up-do to show off the stunning design.
The second longer setting is the one I choose to wear on a day to day basis as it looks fabulous either over a top or hanging down underneath a shirt.
For anyone looking for that perfect accessory to add instant style to any outfit this necklace is for you. It’s the perfect combination of class and elegance, its understated small detailing is eye catching in an enchanting way. I find a lot of designer necklaces to be very ‘in your face’ and brash – this piece is the opposite.
Another benefit to this necklace is that the beautiful design is so striking that it doesn’t need earrings, bracelets or even rings to match. Less really is more when it comes to accessorising an outfit.
If this post has inspired you to shop, I can recommend my adviser Yaneff at Chanel New Bond Street for appointments.
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