Elemis Birmingham Bloggers Event

16 Jul

It’s been a while since I’ve been along to any bloggers events this year due to work and health commitments but when I got an invite to the Elemis Debenhams event in the Bullring, I had to go along.

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When it comes to skincare, I am always learning. It’s the same with makeup.

I’ve tried a few Elemis products before at beauty events and I have the Elemis Lime and Ginger hand lotion. It smells so nice! So I was excited to see what was in store for the evening.

Now I have to admit, I wasn’t feeling my best at the event. I had a bit of a headache and tired eyes from the World Cup- yep, for the past four weeks my social life has revolved around the football.

However, this was the perfect opportunity to see what Elemis had to sort out my dull skin.

The first thing we had to do was fill out a form which asked us what our skincare routine was amongst other things. My skincare routine had suffered due to the late nights of watching football but I normally just cleanse, tone and moisturise- which is all I have time for. We did get told off as the step I was missing was exfoliating- oops. I also don’t use a face mask as much as I should, which would have probably helped with my dull skin! I did however use eye cream although not a serum. Hmm…

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Naturally, I was sceptical. I am someone who loves my sleep so to do all that in the morning would mean getting up earlier than half six…OUCH. But this was the perfect opportunity to try out all the skincare products and see just how effective they are for my skin.

So on came our headbands and bibs and off came our makeup. It felt more like a sleepover than it did an event! The Birmingham blogging community is quite supportive and lovely so I had no hesitations in taking my makeup off around them even though I looked and felt awful. We also all looked quite funny in our get-up which I think made us all feel at ease.

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Now I wish I can remember every step and product used…but I can’t oops! But the lovely Elemis ladies talked us through each step of the correct skincare routine and which Elemis products suited which skin type best. It was really interesting and the best thing was we all got to try a product for each step. This way, we got to see how our skin reacted and felt without having to buy the products- I think this is really important when it comes to your skin. The staff were really helpful and answered all my questions, even if I felt silly asking them.

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I even managed to win the raffle prize although due to not being ‘with it’, I nearly missed out because I didn’t realise it was me! I won myself an add on treatment which I can’t wait to claim. It’ll be a great post work treat for me as I work in the city centre so can pop into Debenhams in the Bullring.

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The next day is when I felt the most excited. I woke up and my skin felt so soft and smooth! For the first time in weeks it didn’t look tired or dull but the opposite. It was a long routine but if this was how my skin was going to be then it might just be worth getting up earlier for! I was kindly given some Elemis goodies so I can test them out at home. I’m hoping now the World Cup has ended I’ll have more time for myself!

If you want to find out more about the products then I really do recommend visiting your local Elemis concession (the staff in the Bullring are so nice!) or checking out their website. A huge thank you to Kim Stephens at Retail Birmingham for the invite and for some of the photos used.

What’s your skincare routine like? Have you tried Elemis products before?

Images taken by Kim Stephens and Wardrobemag

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Go Co-Ord Crazy this Summer

13 Jul

I’ve been seeing a lot of great co-ord outfits this summer. I think the reason I’ve never looked into getting some co-ordinate pieces for myself is that there are lots of crop top and shorts combos out there, and I haven’t got the figure for it! But there are still some fab co-ords out there that I totally love.

Black Abstract Print Waterfall Biker Jacket, River Island

Black Abstract Print Waterfall Biker Jacket, £55, River Island

White abstract print slouch trousers, River Island

White abstract print slouch trousers, £40, River Island

Warehouse Circle top and shorts, Asos

Warehouse Circle top, £40 and shorts £42, Asos

Mixed print sleeveless blouse and shorts, Topshop, Band of Gypsies

Mixed print sleeveless blouse and shorts, £30 each, Topshop

Course, if you do want to bare a little this summer you can go for the crops!

Folly Crop and Kimmy Skirt pack, co-ords Motel

Folly Crop and Kimmy Skirt pack, £35, Motel

Do you have co-ords in your wardrobe?

Bhavna

Fashion Forward Joggers

11 Jul

There are a few items of clothing I love but can’t pull off. Jumpsuits are one (I have yet to find petite ones that flatter!) and printed joggers are another. But oh how I love them! The last time I tried some on I looked sadly in the mirrors and realised that maybe I am also too short for these beautiful bottoms. But as someone who seems to be frequenting sport shops more than high street fashion retailers these days, printed joggers really appeal to the relaxed, slouchy sports luxe lover in me.

Grey Floral Print Joggers, River Island

Grey Floral Print Joggers, £32, River Island

Feather Leaf Woven Joggers Topshop, Printed Joggers

Feather Leaf Woven Joggers, £35 Topshop

Printed Joggers, Lime, Miss Selfridge

Lime Print Joggers, £25, Miss Selfridge

Printed Joggers, Dorothy Perkins

Lola Skye Blue Printed Joggers, £23.80, Dorothy Perkins

Painterly Kimono Soft Print Trousers, Printed Joggers, Oasis

Painterly Kimono Soft Print Joggers, £38, Oasis

I think I may have to try on another pair, because I’d love to be lounging around in some of these!

Do you love to go casual in joggers?

Bhavna

 

Steal her Style- Lily Allen at Glastonbury 2014

28 Jun

We love a bit of Lily Allen here at Wardrobe and this week she’s been enjoying herself at Glastonbury, both on and off the stage. That hair, the pink mesh, I love it!

Lily Allen Glastonbury 2014

On the Pyramid Stage

She’s no stranger to the festival though, and wore a casual, fun outfit off stage to soak up the atmosphere.

Lily Allen Glastonbury 2014

So if you wanna steal either of her looks, we’ve got a few picks for you.

River Island strapless pink bandage prom dress

Pink bandage prom dress, £50, River Island Online Exclusive

 

Pink Strapless Playsuit, LOVE

LOVE strapless playsuit, £38, In Love with Fashion

Lazy Oaf Watermelon Short

Watermelon shorts, £35, Lazy Oaf

White Jersey Top, £3.99, H&M

White Jersey Top, £3.99, H&M

What do you think of both of Lily’s looks?

Bhavna

Get the Perfect Glow at Glöanna’s Yoga Run in London

25 Jun

Glöanna Yoga Run series

As a keen runner, I’m always keeping my eye out for interesting races to take part in and Glöanna, the world’s first 5k Yoga Run certainly fits the bill!

After the success of last year’s event, Glöanna is back in London on Saturday 19 July in Battersea Park. You’ll start with a 5k run, which will be followed by a 45-minute vinyasa flow yoga session, divided between classes at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. It’s the perfect event for all abilities, so it doesn’t matter if you’ve only just started running or if you’re not a dedicated yogi!

Glöanna Yoga Run series

The Glöanna event is being held in partnership with their lead sponsor Sweaty Betty and your efforts on the day will be rewarded with a Sweaty Betty athlete workout vest.

The reason why Glöanna has really piqued my interest is because they are offering so much on the day. They’ve really made an effort to make the event special, fun and truly rewarding. There’s a pre-race shot of prosecco and live music on the course. And before you start stretching out your muscles, you can enjoy some coconut water and matcha tea, which is on my list of things to try (it’s a concentrated form of green tea, so think of it as all the health benefits of green tea x10). And after you’ve relaxed in child’s pose, you can enjoy a post yoga run treat of sushi, fruit, even more prosecco and dance the afternoon away to a live DJ set!

Glöanna Yoga Run series 2014, London

There are so many reasons why I think everyone should sign up for this. Battersea Park is a gorgeous, gorgeous place to run and a 5K is a nice little distance to do. I always feel like I’ve had a good workout after a 5K. Secondly, though I’d still class myself as a beginner, I really enjoy yoga, especially my classes at Sweaty Betty, and it’s a great way to supplement running. Cross training is really important for runners, and yoga is a great way to strengthen your core, avoid injury and stretch out tight muscles.

I think the organizers of Glöanna and their sponsors Sweaty Betty understand this, and they clearly understand the importance of prosecco too! You won’t be rushing home to have a shower after enjoying the exercise, as you’ll want to stick around for some tasty food and a party atmosphere. It’s basically my perfect Saturday!

There are three different types of tickets you can get for the event- ClassicGlö, LuxGlö and GoldGlö. Each tickets gives you entry to the yoga run, but you can choose a more premium ticket for added benefits. Early bird entry is available right now (until sold out) so get in quick if you want to save. Currently, the early bird ClassicGlö ticket is £41. All Glöanna ticket prices for London are up on their website right now.

And if you use the code SB15 at the checkout, you can get 15% off your ticket.

I’m so sad that I can’t make it, so you all have to go and tell me what it was like! I look forward to any future Glöanna events though and hopefully will be signing up to the next one!

Will you be going to this year’s yoga run?

Bhavna

 

Dazzle at the Festivals this Summer

22 Jun

Ever since I had some beautiful glittery make-up done by Miss Lippy, I’ve been looking at products available on the high street to replicate the look! I think it’s a fun look to sport on a fun night out or at the music festivals this year.

I found some glitter pots in the Topshop make-up collection which would be perfect to sparkle in the crowds!

Gold glitter for eyes, glitter pots, make-up, Topshop

Glitter Pot in Hero, £4, Topshop

Glitter make-up

Gllitter pot in Periwink, £4, Topshop

You can also get the glitter pots in silver and black. I think the Periwink pot would be perfect with this sequin effect nail polish from Barry M.

Sequin Nail Effect, Barry M

Sequin Nail Effect in white, £3.99,Barry M

If I was going to a festival this summer (which I’m not *sobs*) I would definitely have some fun and play around with some glittery designs on my face. Don’t forget your body glue!

What is your go to festival make-up?

Bhavna

 

One Love with Gypsy East

13 Jun

I first discovered Gypsy East at the Fashion Targets Breast Cancer launch. I spent a little while looking through the amazing jewellery they had on offer, wishing I had some extra cash with me! Ever since I’ve been keeping an eye on their Facebook page and their hand-crafted pieces, created from crystals and other items they’ve sourced from their travels.

It was on their Facebook page that I also learnt about the One Love Project.

As I mentioned before, the three girls who run Gypsy East have travel together, drawing inspiration from their journeys. It was after they travelled to India that they launced the One Love Project, set up to create and maintain a creative space for children in Pushkar, as well as providing them with clean water and meals. A local teacher also offers educational support and help with homework.

To help raise money for the project, the girls have created the “One Love Pendant.” All the proceeds from sale will go towards running the project.

As I’d become a fan of Gypsy East and thought it was a worthy cause, I popped over to Facebook and bought it. And I absolutely love it.

Gypsy East, One Love Pendant

Gypsy East One Love Pendant, £13

I love the length of the necklace and it goes with everything.

Gypsy East One Love Pendant

If you want to find out more about where the money will go or if you want to buy a pendant yourself, visit the One Love Project Facebook page. You can also find out other ways to donate money, or where the girls will be next. They’ll be setting up stalls at various festivals this summer where you’ll be able to buy Gypsy East jewels and the pendant.

Tell us what you think about the pendant in the comments.

Bhavna

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