Saturday, 28 July 2012

Win: A Pair of Hunter Wellies!

The lovely people at Simply Hike have offered up a pair of Navy Hunter Wellies worth £79 for you to win!

Simply Hike has all the camping equipment you could ever need, a wide range of Hunter wellies (perfect for festival season!) and plenty of advice if you're not too hot on hiking and camping and that...

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is...

-  Leave a comment on this post with your best festival tip - don't forget to leave your email address too!
- Tweet about the competition ( let me know by adding in @iliketweet)
- Post on Facebook about the competition
- Follow Tweet! 

You can do one, two, three or four of these options, just leave a comment on this post to let me know!

The important bits...
- The prize up for grabs is a pair of Hunter Original Tall Classic Wellies in Navy in sizes 4 - 11
- The competition ends on Tuesday the 31st of July and all winner details must be sent over by the 2nd of August, delivery will take up to two weeks
- The competition is open to UK residents only, sorry!

Monday, 23 July 2012

Lifesaver: Jergens Ultra Healing

 Just before I went on holiday the lovely people at Jergens asked if I wanted to try their new and improved (with a fancy new look!) Ultra Healing moisturiser, seeing as I go through moisturiser like there's no tomorrow I jumped at the chance.

 (The boy and I, classic holiday snap!)

While we were on holiday we may have had a little too much sun, after all it would be rude not to, so having the Jergens moisturiser was a lifesaver! It's super thick, creamy and absorbs into the skin really quickly leaving you with a lovely, golden glow.

I'd definitely recommend it for anybody who's skin needs a little bit of extra tlc, it's probably not best to use it every day (unless your skin is in need!) because it's meant for healing skin, but there's a range of other strengths of moisturiser from daily to cocoa butter to choose from. Which would you choose?

They're UK site is currently being built, but until then you can find them on Facebook!

Friday, 20 July 2012

Festival Icon: Kate Moss

How To Dress Like Kate Moss

She’s the ultimate style chameleon, switching from catwalk fashion to festival grunge in the blink of an eye. This style guide is designed to help you dress like Britain’s ultimate rock chick: the model Kate Moss

Kate Moss’s career started when she was famously spotted sitting atop a suitcase at JFK airport by Sarah Doukas. She’s come a long way since then, and has been the undisputed queen of fashion for close to two decades. Underneath her edgy rock star look, however, are some fundamental and basic purchases, which she mixes and matches with great success.

One of the most essential of Moss’s key purchases is, of course, her trademark denim. She frequently transforms the humble pair of jeans into a bold fashion statement. Over the years she has been decked out in everything from low-cut skinny jeans and wide-leg flares to tiny denim hot-pants. The key to her success is purchasing high quality items, and always going for styles that contrast with the popular fashion of the time. To her denim Moss then adds items such as waistcoats, blazers, boots and sandals.

Keep it simple

While she dominates both the catwalk and the after-hours social scene, in the daytime Moss usually opts for a cool and casual look. Moss is rarely seen without simple hair and makeup, often blending eyeliner and ‘bed hair’ for a laid-back, grungy look.

In her daytime wardrobe she often combines skinny jeans with a plain tank top. In summer she can often be found in a simple cotton dress. On the beach, her style is similarly understated, usually pairing her slender frame with simple womens swimwear designs in plain black or with nautical stripes.

These days Moss might have an incredible budget to spend on clothes, but it wasn’t always the case. Long before she was earning significant money on the catwalk, she spent her meagre teenage bank balance on vintage goods at London’s Portobello markets. Here she started her own unique fashion trends, including outfits like 1930s silk nightdresses paired with thick leather boots. These second hand, inexpensive items happen to be extremely well made, and offer a budget-friendly way of creating unique vintage looks.

Own the festival look

‘Rock chick chic’ comes as second nature to Kate Moss. While her look is an easy one to copy, it’s nearly impossible to do to it quite as effectively as the icon herself.

Think hot pants and ultra short shorts, skinny tank tops and the iconic Glastonbury footwear: wellington boots.

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Top 10 Holiday Essentials

The boy and I are off on our jolly holidays next weekend, a much needed 5 day jaunt filled with sun, sea, sand, cocktails, yummy food and relaxation.

But before we can get into all that, there's the sensible packing and preparing that goes before. I've put together a little top 10 holiday essentials that have already made their way into my suitcase, I'd seriously love any more of your suggestions too, I feel extremely un-prepared! What's your holiday essential?

1. Moroccanoil
To stop my frizzball becoming like Monica's in Barbados. Moroccanoil is a-maz-ing, I cannot get enough of it! Plus it shortens the time it takes to blow dry meaning extra time enjoying holiday fun times! Travel sized bottles from £12.95 on HQhair, hoorah!

2. Sunglasses
I tend to shy away from glasses of all kinds, my stupid eyesight means I've been wearing glasses since I was 11 so I have a love hate relationship with them, but these lovely sunglasses from Topshop are right up my street.

3. Sun cream
We've opted for Nivea Invisible Protection Spray from Boots to stop our pale skin from burning to a crisp, it cuts out all the annoying streak marks and is super easy to apply.

4. Waterproof Mascara
Just the waterproof version of my every day mascara! Benefit Bad Gal Lash Mascara from Look Fantastic.

5. Tote Bag
A little lightweight tote bag is essential for carting around everything in this list up and down the beach. I've got this nautical one for a tiny £3 in the Monki sale.

6. Bikini
I am not a bikini kind of girl in any way, I've never worn one out of the comfort of my own home in fact. But this year I thought I'd embrace the curves and whip them out, in a very controlled and sturdy manner of course, my Panache Lucille Bikini from Simply Beach will make sure there's no fear of popping out in the pool!

7. Deck Shoes
I always need a pair of comfy slip ons for wandering around on holiday, this year I've kept the nautical theme with Sperry Top Siders in Coral Seersucker from Sperry.

8. Frizz Tamer
Another frizz tamer in the form of Dream Curls by John Frieda, I don't know how it does it but it turns my silly hair into lovely beach friendly ringlets, perfect for low maintenance holiday hair!

9. Scarf
Scarfs are so useful on holiday, especially when they're big enough to use as a sarong, top, headscarf or just a cover up in case it gets too sunny... I'm taking my Elusive Dream Scarf from Front Row Society this time!

10. Sun dress
Orange is my colour of choice this holiday, I picked up this little Orange Maria Dress from Monki for just 10 euros, score! Plus I can add a skinny belt and some wedges and I'm all set for the evening.
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