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Wednesday, 29 March 2017

House of Peroni Event - Spinningfields, Manchester




THE HOUSE OF PERONI BRINGS 
A TASTE OF ITALY TO MANCHESTER THIS SPRING

On Wednesday the 5th of April I've been invited to come along to The House of Peroni four-day special event that will be open to the public and will be taking place from Wednesday 5th April - Saturday 8th April. The event will allow guests to experience a virtual world that blends art and technology in Manchester’s well known area for fine wining and dining, Spinningfields. The Italian brand will be hosting the event in Manchester to give its visitors the chance to interact and experience art inspired from the brand's roots when Carlo Peroni himself was inspired with the Renaissance art movement to craft the first premium Italian beer.
To celebrate the quality of craftsmanship that is so inherent to the Italian way of life, The House of Peroni will be opening its doors to visitors with the chance to experience art like never before, all within the backdrop of a vibrant Peroni Nastro Azzurro bar. 
THE ART EXPERIENCE
The brand has teamed up with Beautiful Crime Agency and three featured artists to produce bespoke art using innovative technology from Tilt Brush by Google. Guests visiting The House of Peroni will be able to virtually step inside these artworks and explore the pieces, before being given the freedom to experiment and explore their own artistic talent, under the guidance of an expert. 

British artist Carne Griffiths, along with 2016 Lumen Prize winner Fabio Giampietro and Italian graffiti artist, Peeta, have each created incredible virtual reality pieces around the theme of ‘craftsmanship’– a quality inherent to Peroni Nastro Azzurro which guests will be able to experience in the coming few days.  


THE BAR

The pop up bar will also play host to drinks and aperitifs, where I'll be able to enjoy an evening over a Peroni Nastro Azzurro, an infusion and a selection of antipasti all against a backdrop of works from the resident artists. 

Award winning ‘Master of Mixology’, Simone Caporale will also be bringing his inimitable style of cocktail mastery to the infusion menu. With gin (my favourite spirit), Peroni Nastro Azzurro and sweet, spring-like citrus notes, the Oro Liquido liquid gold serve glows bright from the menu and is joined by L’Astratto – a long, more bitter serve featuring flavoured, coloured ice cubes - one that I cannot wait to try myself! A fragrant take on the traditional Bellini, the Peroni Peony will feature crisp white peach, grape, peony and magnolia flowers. Finally, the classic Peroni Negroni will also feature on the menu for the event.  
The centrepiece of the pop up, will be an eye-catching bar structure created by renowned set designer Petra Storrs. For her distinctive design, she has been inspired by the rich colour palette and playfulness of the light effects in the Tilt Brush technology, and blended it with the iconic Peroni Nastro Azzurro ‘blue ribbon’ to create an incredible focal point. I've heard a lot of great things about Google's Tilt brush technology and I'll be very interested to see it myself!




/ L O C A T I O N /

Spinningfields Square, Quay Street, Manchester, M3 3AP



/ D A T E S /


from Wednesday 5th April - Friday 7th April 5pm to 10:30pm
and Saturday 8th April 12 noon to 10:30pm



/ N O T E S /

No admission fee for the bar area

18+ only

For more information visit
 www.thehouseofperoni.com and for those interested in going, share you images with the hashtag #thehouseofperoni. 



See you there!







*Please note that this post may have affiliate or sponsored links. Any products listed or reviews and opinions are as always of my own and true to how I feel. For PR and media enquiries please email freyafarrington@hotmail.com

Freya Farrington is a fashion, beauty and lifestyle blog with a continual white feed theme. If you like white grey and black, you have come to the right blog. Keep up to date with all things beauty, fashion and lifestyle related in Freya's life, you can follow Freya Farrington on TwitterInstagram and Facebook or for PR/collaboration enquiries, please email me at freyafarrington@hotmail.com. 

Sunday, 26 March 2017

All Natural Everything: How To Achieve A Flawless Foundation




Stripping it back and keeping it simple is a big beauty trend at the moment. Whilst the thought of going bare-faced may send some people into a panic, it’s a great opportunity to embrace our natural appearance. Nothing makes us take notice of our skincare regime like wearing no makeup. Without the coverage and concealer to mask under-eye circles and blemishes, we’re left on our own. So it makes sense to perfect our natural skin and spend some time and money on skincare rather than makeup. After all great skin is the perfect foundation for any makeup look!

Back Away From The Brows



The key to nailing a natural look is to try and keep as true to ourselves as possible. Over-plucking can lead to some desperate filling in and re-drawing attempts, that often look anything but natural. It doesn’t matter if big brows aren’t your thing, or you naturally have thin eyebrows, just try letting your natural shape shine through. Eyebrows frame our faces so it’s important to get the size and shape right.


Visit a professional for shaping, they’ll know what suits your face shape. In terms of maintenance, invest in a good quality pair of tweezers to get rid of any stray hairs between visits to a professional. If you have thinner eyebrows fill them in with an eyebrow pencil that matches your eyebrows exactly.

Spend Some Time With Your Skin


Some of us take our makeup off last thing at night and put it on first thing in the morning. We don’t ever really spend the time getting to know our skin. Your skin is your ultimate weapon in creating a great natural look. We want glowing, youthful, blemish-free skin with an even coloring. Work out what your problem areas are. Once you’ve identified them you can work to rectify them.


For instance, those with blemish-prone skin need to introduce an exfoliant and treatment into their routine. Get rid of any harsh face scrubs with beads, these irritate spots. Instead, opt for a water-based face wash which contains salicylic acid. This powerful exfoliant gets to work removing dead skin cells from the surface of the skin and promoting healthy new ones. You can follow up your usual skincare routine with a spot treatment. Beautyambition.com have some great advice about the best products out there for acne-prone skin.


For dry skin incorporate a heavier moisturizer into your evening routine. This will help to lock in moisture and strengthen your skin. Avoid using products which are overly drying. Or use them every other day to give your skin a chance to replenish itself. Using too many products, or even washing your face too often, can strip your skin of its natural oils.

The older I get the more I'm starting to invest in two key beauty areas - good haircare and good skincare. Maintaining a good skincare regime with quality products that suit your skin type will result in the best foundation with or with our makeup products! What's your best beauty tip to great skincare, lots of water? A holy grail product? Or even a lifestyle choice? I'd love to find out more about what works for you and your skincare routine!



*Please note that this post may have affiliate or sponsored links. Any products listed or reviews and opinions are as always of my own and true to how I feel. For PR and media enquiries please email freyafarrington@hotmail.com


Freya Farrington is a fashion, beauty and lifestyle blog with a continual white feed theme. If you like white grey and black, you have come to the right blog. Keep up to date with all things beauty, fashion and lifestyle related in Freya's life, you can follow Freya Farrington on TwitterInstagram and Facebook or for PR/collaboration enquiries, please email me at freyafarrington@hotmail.com. 


Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Freya's Finds - The Panasonic ES-WH90 IPL Hair Remover





The debate of hair removal...TMI? Perhaps but let's just roll with it anyway. A lot of beauty bloggers talk all about the glamorous side to beauty and forget about discussing the all important every day beauty routines that perhaps aren't as luxurious but are most definitely necessary. Hair removal is one of those sides to our beauty regime that we don't tend to discuss as often yet I'm sure like myself, it's something I'm interested in as I'd love to know the easiest and best tips and tricks to such a mundane task in my beauty regime.

So if we start with my personal experience of hair removal... I feel I can give a fair opinion as I've tried more or less every way you can remove unwanted hair. I first started shaving my legs when I was around 11 or 12 years old. That now means that my years of undergoing hair removal process outnumbers my years of not having the need to remove hair. Over the last 13 years I have tried shaving, waxing, epilating, plucking, hair removal cream and in this last year, laser hair removal. I've been fortunate enough to be a part of Panasonic Beauty's #WearWattage campaign in which I've been looking further into the costs of at-home beauty in comparison to multiple similar treatments at spas and salons. I was pretty surprised to discover that on average Brit's spend £5300 on salon hair removal in a lifetime! Not only does that sound a lot but for me it sounds very achievable with the amount of salon visits I've already done for hair removal alone. I'm always a bit dubious to spend a larger amount upfront on a product that I know myself will save me the money in the long run that I spend in salons. So why have I been so sceptical? Perhaps I'm worried an at home alternative won't be as effective? Maybe I thing I'm not a professional and therefore the results won't be very good? One thing I do know is that if I could have the hair removal experience in the comfort of my own home at a time that suits me, I would definitely prefer that! With Panasonic UK Beauty products, you can save around 24% a year on hair removal costs, so not only can you do it from the comfort of you own home at a time convenient to you, but you can also save more money in the long run. 




Long-term investment in a high quality at-home beauty or grooming appliance, like the Panasonic ES-WH90 IPL, can save both time and money. Over the tools recommended 14-year lifespan, the Panasonic ES-WH90 costs just £24 per year, 24% cheaper than the average salon spend of Brits up and down the country. As I have been fortunate enough to try and test the Panasonic ES-WH90 myself, I look forward to seeing the best results alongside the money saved still in my bank! To give a fair representation of the Panasonic at home laser hair removal I have also been visiting a professional laser hair remix clinic local to me. The only difference being in the areas on my body in which I have treated with both variations. I've been brave and opted for the professional to laser the bikini hair whilst trying out the Panasonic ES-WH90 on my arms, legs and underarms, so pretty much everywhere else! The product also comes complete with an additional interchangeable clip top to allow you to laser your unwanted facial hair. As this isn't so much an issue for myself, I have treated the areas perfectly suited to this type of hair removal which is fair skin and dark hair. Although IPL does work on most skin and hair type variations, just like the professional set up, you are advised that its not suitable for red, white or grey hairs, nor is it most effective on very dark skin. Essentially the perfect client for IPL would be an English rose, fair skin and darker hair. Personally I am blonde and although there are some areas in which I've not seen results (including some hairs on my upper arms and thighs), I expected this as they're near enough white. If you're unsure whether or not the product would work on you skin and hair type, click here to see Panasonic's Colour chart guide.


The Panasonic ES-WH90 IPL retails at £349.99 and the IPL simply stands for Intense Pulsed Light. For similar results form a salon, each establishment with price the treatment differently for a variety of reasons however for my treatment which consists of 8 sessions on the bikini area costs around £450. What's more, you then would have to pay around £80 per treatment thereafter when you require a top up session once a year. What I really find convenient with this style of hair removal is the longer-lasting results as well as the fact that unlike with waxing, you are encouraged to shave before the laser treatment. Waxing can cause you to hide your legs whilst you're in between appointments which can be a pain in the summer months. Laser hair removal avoid this issue and although treatments are spaced apart in the same time frame for waxing (every 4-5 weeks) this way, you can be hair free even in between appointments!

Another feature for the Panasonic ES-WH90 IPL that I wasn't previously aware of is that the use on the face can not only be used to remove the unwanted hair, but they have also tested and proved its use on brightening dull skin with the removal of dead skin cells. With one treatment every three days over an 8 week period, the test was carried out on 30-49 year olds which you can find out more about along with a variety of useful and informative videos here.




At this stage, I'm currently 5/8 sessions through my salon laser hair removal treatment and I've used the Panasonic ES-WH90 IPL on 2 sessions. At this stage I've noticed a drastic reduction in the amount of unwanted hair on both varieties (at home and salon) and I already know that I'll never look back! My long hard years battling with shaving, epilating, waxing and every which way in between, I'm so pleased I've finally found the hair removal method that works best for me. Although it will take me almost a year to complete my full laser treatment, I'll now no longer need to go to the salon for any form of hair removal. My Panasonic ES-WH90 IPL will allow me to do the necessary top up session (only 1 treatment every 1-2 years) and my unwanted hair will be gone forever! Seems too good to be true? Find out for yourself and read more about the Panasonic ES-WH90 IPL on their website!




*Please note that this post may have affiliate or sponsored links. Any products listed or reviews and opinions are as always of my own and true to how I feel. For PR and media enquiries please email freyafarrington@hotmail.com


Freya Farrington is a fashion, beauty and lifestyle blog with a continual white feed theme. If you like white grey and black, you have come to the right blog. Keep up to date with all things beauty, fashion and lifestyle related in Freya's life, you can follow Freya Farrington on TwitterInstagram and Facebook or for PR/collaboration enquiries, please email me at freyafarrington@hotmail.com.

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Which camera is best for bloggers?


A frequently asked question amongst bloggers, which camera is best? I myself have also invested a lot of time into researching which cameras are perfect for bloggers. But what exactly constitutes a great camera for blogging? For me personally, it's the combination of ease of use, (as I'm not a professional and merely know what I've taught myself via Youtube videos) and quality of image. As a blogger, I need a camera that can do great outfit pictures in outdoor lighting, as well as low light evening blogger event imagery and even close up flat lays. If you're a Youtuber, you want all that AND 4k video! So although the 'perfect camera' for bloggers that has all those abilities and more may or may not exist, I do feel like I've come pretty close to finding out which cameras are the best for me. In total I use 3 different cameras and may even start using a fourth after my boyfriend recently purchased the DJI Mavic Pro Drone with 4k photos. The quality of it so far I have noticed is excellent and it has far exceeded what I thought was drone footage quality. It may become

/ The iPhone Camera /

I have the iPhone 7 and it's by far my most popular camera used for my Instagram. Where the images are smaller and the 4K quality isn't necessarily needed, I set my camera to take square photos so I know exactly what will be in shot when uploading to Instagram. It's clearly the best for convenience and ease as well as being the most compact in size however if I'm out and about shooting specifically for a blogpost, I'll always take my Panasonic Lumix G80 with me too! This image was taken on my iPhone 7.



/ The DSLR Camera /

I have the DSLR Nikon d5200 with two lenses. One has the option to zoom further however it's mostly the standard 18-50mm lens I use on this camera. This was the first higher end camera I used for my blog and although I've really enjoyed it, being completely honest my go-to is now my Panasonic Lumix G80. There are many features the DSLR has that for me, I don't tend to get my moneys worth from. I feel like if you were a professional photographer with a wide range of photography needs it would be great, however as a blogger my new camera beats it hands down. It's more modern tech extras like wifi upload and touch screen make it fool-proof so those who are not necessarily the best with cameras can easily take the outfit photo you're after! This image was taken on my DSLR Nikon d5200.




/ The Compact Digital Camera /

My most recent addition to my camera collection, is my Panasonic Lumix G80. With it's standard 12-60mm lens it takes 4K photos and videos and this camera is great for a wide variety of blogging photo needs. With the correct lighting, this camera takes great outfit shots with a hazy background, it takes a detailed close up flat lay photo and I've also used it for evening events where the lighting may be dimmed. Best of all, an easy wifi connection to your smartphone can allow you to transfer the photos to your phone making it easy to tweet and Instagram in the moment! With a quick flick through the user manual, you will see how easy it is to produce great quality images with a white balance and adjustable aperture to suit your blogging style. In my case, I have the image size set to one that best fits my blog layout along with a lower level saturation and increased highlight which takes the bright pop of colour out and focuses on the white which is what my blog is all about! On the other hand, I've also had a play around out in the colourful countryside and if your blog is all about vivid bright and bold colours that you too could fall in love with the Panasonic Lumix G80 in just the same way. This image was taken on my Panasonic Lumix G80.





Overall Thoughts...

Although I couldn't imagine it be possible to be a blogger without a great quality high end camera, I would say a LOT of my photos are out and about, spur of the moment shots on my iPhone. When you see a good backdrop you certainly tend to make the most of it as a blogger and most of these photos will end up on my Instagram. If lighting is good, you'll be surprised how good an iPhone camera can be! That being said, I do appreciate my Panasonic Lumix G80 for the more professional standard finish. For my blog, the majority of my photos are taken on this camera and the most useful features that outweigh this camera in comparison to my DSLR, if the wifi upload, the touch screen and side movement allowing you to see yourself whilst still using a tripod, it's lightweight and of course, it takes great quality 4K photos. There is a reason why Lumix tends to be the go-to choice for bloggers and I'd highly recommend the investment!



*Please note that this post may have affiliate or sponsored links. Any products listed or reviews and opinions are as always of my own and true to how I feel. For PR and media enquiries please email freyafarrington@hotmail.com

Freya Farrington is a fashion, beauty and lifestyle blog with a continual white feed theme. If you like white grey and black, you have come to the right blog. Keep up to date with all things beauty, fashion and lifestyle related in Freya's life, you can follow Freya Farrington on TwitterInstagram and Facebook or for PR enquiries email freyafarrington@hotmail.com.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Common Fashion Mistakes Which Can Ruin Your Whole Outfit




We are always working to ensure we look fabulous every day. In fact, we can spend hours picking out an outfit to wear on a night out, or even to the workplace. But you might not realise that you are making errors every single day. Here are some common fashion mistakes you could be making every day which could ruin your whole outfit.


Picking out clothes which are too tight



A lot of us try and choose the smallest size possible. After all, it can feel painful to have to head to the till with a size bigger. But if you want to look your best, you need to ensure you are not picking clothes that are too tight. After all, with clothes that don’t give you much room to breathe, it can end up showing all your bumps and it can cause you to not feel confident when you go out. Therefore, as this article says, pay attention to how things look on your body instead of the size. That way, you can ensure the clothes are flattering and work your body well. And remember that you are bound to be different sizes in various stores. So don’t take this to heart and just pick something that keeps you comfortable.


Not accessorizing well


You will be surprised how many people go wrong when it comes to accessories. For one thing, they tend to go OTT with their bling, and it ends up ruining their whole outfit. Also, some people go for low-quality bags and jewellery. It can cause your whole outfit to look cheap if you do this. Therefore, make sure you pick wisely when looking for accessories for your outfits. Just go for a few signature pieces which are good quality and will add some character to your outfit. And remember to not go too bright when it comes to colors. Stick to neutrals to stay looking classy, chic and timeless, black is far less likely to go out of date in comparison to a bright pink!

Not wearing a good quality bra


A lot of people don’t think about their underwear when they are picking out the perfect outfit. But it can lead them to make an error when they pick out a bra to wear. After all, they might go for a colour which everyone will see through their dress. Or they might go for one which has straps which can be seen through their outfit. Therefore, you need to pick a good quality bra which is in a neutral color. And make sure that it fits your chest well so that your body looks fantastic. You could look at brands like Empreinte bras to find one which is right for your outfit.

Showing too much skin


It’s also important that you ensure you don’t show off too much skin when it comes to your outfit. You might want to pull off a sexy look, but it can end up looking OTT. And it isn’t always flattering to show off too much skin. Therefore, go for something which fits like a glove and shows off your best assets. For example, you might show off your legs, but keep the rest of your body well covered. Both legs and chest will just be a fashion no-no!

Last tip: don't go too high with the heels. After all, it will just cause your outfit to look cheap!



*Please note that this post may have affiliate or sponsored links. Any products listed or reviews and opinions are as always of my own and true to how I feel. For PR and media enquiries please email freyafarrington@hotmail.com

Freya Farrington is a fashion, beauty and lifestyle blog with a continual white feed theme. If you like white grey and black, you have come to the right blog. Keep up to date with all things beauty, fashion and lifestyle related in Freya's life, you can follow Freya Farrington on TwitterInstagram and Facebook or for PR enquiries email freyafarrington@hotmail.com.

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Coffee Addict



For those who know me well, they know I can be a bit of a creature of habit. I like routine and that's certainly the case when it comes to my morning caffeine fix. I do however profess to be somewhat of a coffee snob as I've got older as I seem to appreciate more a good quality coffee; long gone are the days of cheap Poundland instant coffee as a student. I usually have either one if not two coffees a day but very rare that I have more than that. 

Coffee is an Instagrammer's dream, whether it features in a flat lay photo, an outfit of the day shot or even a quote, we all love coffee on both Instagram and Pinterest and for me it just completes a photo. So when I was contacted by a PR company to find out I'd been one of a few lucky chosen bloggers to be gifted a variety of leading coffee retailers to try out, I of course, said yes! There were 5 different retailers in total that I have tried and tested and with a simple rating system. To keep the test as fair as possible, I ordered the same type of coffee at each retailer which was my favourite, a flat white on its own without any sugar or syrups. It also makes it easier to judge as a flat white generally only comes in one size.




|  Starbucks  |

Coffee Taste Test - 3/5
Coffee Value - 3/5
Overall Rating - 6/10



|  Costa  |

Coffee Taste Test - 3/5
Coffee Value - 3/5
Overall Rating - 6/10



|  Cafe Nero  |

Coffee Taste Test - 5/5
Coffee Value - 4/5
Overall Rating -  9/10



|  Greggs  |

Coffee Taste Test - 4/5
Coffee Value - 5/5
Overall Rating - 9/10



|  Pret-a-manger  |

Coffee Taste Test - 4/5
Coffee Value - 4/5
Overall Rating - 8/10




F I N A L  T H O U G H T S...

So overall the joint winners on my scoring scheme are Greggs and Cafe Nero. If you're after great value for money, or the best coffee for on-the-go, Greggs is the clear winner. If you're also looking to pick up a bite to eat, the deal they offer for a coffee and cake or pastry for just £2 can't be beaten. Furthermore they pride themselves on their Fairtrade scheme and they're currently a key partner in the Fairtrade Fortnight. What's more, if you're a Greggs regular, it's well worth downloading their mobile payment app to benefit from their 'Greggs Rewards' loyalty point scheme. You can follow Greggs on Facebook or Twitter to keep an eye of various competitions, giveaways and offers they run. Second to Greggs, Cafe Nero is another winner for me. If you're wanting the best experience when dining in, with a freshly-baked Parisian style pastry, with a smooth but strong kick of caffeine, then Cafe Nero is the place to go. They too offer their customers a great loyalty scheme if you are a regular and having lived in France myself before, I'd highly recommend them for their pastries!


Who's your favourite coffee retailer?



*Please note that this post may have affiliate or sponsored links. Any products listed or reviews and opinions are as always of my own and true to how I feel. For PR and media enquiries please email freyafarrington@hotmail.com

Freya Farrington is a fashion, beauty and lifestyle blog with a continual white feed theme. If you like white grey and black, you have come to the right blog. Keep up to date with all things beauty, fashion and lifestyle related in Freya's life, you can follow Freya Farrington on TwitterInstagram and Facebook or for PR enquiries email freyafarrington@hotmail.com.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Unmissable Moments



This month I've been fortunate enough to work with Panasonic on their #UnmissableMoments campaign featuring their fairly recently launched Panasonic Lumix G80M camera. Over the last few months, those few who have been fortunate enough to have tried the camera out themselves know will know how amazing it is! As a blogger, like most other bloggers I'm the sort of person that is mostly a self-taught photographer (via Youtube videos of course!). I know and understand most of the basics of camera work, having said that, need a camera clever enough to be able to be used by a novice as more often than not, bloggers are featured in front of the camera as opposed to actually using it themselves. 

So on this particular occasion, I stepped (or I should say ran!) out of my house as soon as storm Doris passed and a break on sun appeared through the clouds, to capture the unmissable moments of the local wildlife around me! My boyfriend also joined me of this little venture as he tried out his new DJI Mavic Pro drone (we're both techies, can you tell)! with two 4K cameras on us, we made the most out of the scenery as we stumbled across a beautiful break in our walk which we too discovered for the first time. Considering it's just a 5 minute walk from our house, I think I may have found a new photo setting for my outfit pictures!

Retailing at £799.99 this camera I'd say is mid-range value, perfect for someone like myself who uses their camera on a regular basis for blogging whilst at the same time, I wouldn't call myself a professional photographer who knows all the ins and outs of every single camera make and model! Unlike a DSLR, this camera is what's known as a digital single lens mirrorless compact system which comes with a 12-60mm lens kit. If you'd prefer to go in store as opposed to buying online so you can get a feel for the camera and learn more about it, some of the retailers where you can find it include Currys, Argos, Jessops, John Lewis and Costco. For detailed information and video reviews click here.

As a blogger, it can sometimes be harder than you think to get the perfect images for outfits and lookbooks as more often than not, your having to hand your camera over to a complete novice (*cough cough mum...) who knows nothing about cameras. What's great about this is that you can have the size, lighting and white balance all set for the person taking the photo to touch your face or focal point on the touch screen display and simply take the photo. Once the photos are taken, the simple wifi upload takes minutes to transfer all the images to your smartphone or desktop to start editing. This is one of the features most impressive to me when I upgraded from my DSLR D5200. I know there are many other cameras that do this and I have been missing out! 

The camera has many great features and specs with the stand out points for me as a blogger being: 4K photo, dual image stabilisation (allowing you to take clearer and crisper images on the move), splashproof, dustproof and post focus simulation (allowing you to take your photo then choose the focal point later). For a close up shot, a simple tap on the focal point in the foreground will blur out the background and vice versa if it's the background you want in focus. This is great for bloggers when out and about when wanting the focus to be on your outfit that you may be selling for a brand to really stand out against a blurred background. With having a blog with a continual white theme, I also love the ease and flexibility of whitening the image and therefore reducing the saturation slightly to keep an outfit looking strip backed and plain whilst with a few simple setting changes, you then take yourself out of the image and focus on the bright, bold and colourful wildlife capturing all the #unmissablemoments that pass you everyday! 

Here are a few examples of photos I have taken and different ways in which I use the Panasonic Lumix G80 camera, including scenery, outfit pictures and flat lay photos. My favourite of my #UnmissableMoments pictures is of the local sheep showing an interest in my new camera and the DJI Mavic Pro drone both in flight...and in the tree! Oops!







For more inspirational imagery taken with this camera, head over to @LumixUK on Instagram and Twitter. If you try out this camera yourself, don't forget to use the hashtag #UnmissableMoments for your chance to be featured on their social media platforms!


*Please note that this post may have affiliate or sponsored links. Any products listed or reviews and opinions are as always of my own and true to how I feel. For PR and media enquiries please email freyafarrington@hotmail.com

Freya Farrington is a fashion, beauty and lifestyle blog with a continual white feed theme. If you like white grey and black, you have come to the right blog. Keep up to date with all things beauty, fashion and lifestyle related in Freya's life, you can follow Freya Farrington on TwitterInstagram and Facebook or for PR enquiries email freyafarrington@hotmail.com.

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Natural Beauty


I'm all for the natural look when it comes to beauty. As a woman I believe we should all embrace our flaws as we should our strengths and although I have a strong passion for makeup, my favourite way to use it is in a minimal fashion to enhance our natural beauty. The way you see yourself today others may only ever dream of. We're all guilty of having insecurities but let's face it, no one is perfect, right? Instead of covering blemishes, wrinkles, scars and discolouration, why not embrace them and let them tell a story and teach others to embrace their natural beauty.

I was kindly invited to a prosecco-fuelled VIP exclusive event in Manchester at Holland & Barrett's new flagship store on Market Street and my eyes have been opened even more to a world of natural beauty brands that pride themselves on their all-natural products. We were then very kindly invited to King Street Townhouse for a beautiful 3 course private dining experience. It was a great gathering of many different influencers and bloggers and well as journalists and of course the brands from Holland & Barrett!




Natural beauty should be celebrated and its fast becoming a big trend on the catwalks, although I have to admit I'm yet to dare the no mascara makeup look! Nevertheless, a great way to ease yourself into the natural beauty world is by starting to use a variety of natural beauty products. Holland & Barrett is of course the perfect place for this! I encourage you to go out of your comfort zone to other drugstores, and to not be overwhelmed by the wide variety available to you in Holland & Barrett. There are always plenty of assistants to guide you to the best product you're after and the stand out brand for me was Beauty Kitchen. With a large, interactive stand in the middle of the second floor, Glasgow-born brand Beauty Kitchen encourages you to create your own exfoliating body polish, how fun is that! You first choose your base ingredient from Seaweed, Rose Petal or Orange (I chose Seaweed); you then move to the second station, the exfoliation. With a choice of three intensities, starting at British Sugar, Epsom Salt or lastly Himalayan Pink salt which I went for! Finally in the style of an alcoholic measure, you top up your jar with an oil of your choosing, I loved the citrus and minty fresh scents from the Inspire Me oil. At £12.99 for a body polish that is custom to your preferences and made just for you, by you, I think the DIY in the beauty world is fast becoming the new hot trend! After all, it's a lot harder to not like a product that you have self made.



A second stand out product for me was the Dr Organic Snail Gel range, originally founded after discovering that the excrement from snails were making the snail farmers hands incredibly soft and without harming the animals, it's now carefully collected and put through a rigorous process to allow the crazy folk like us who'll try anything once to use it on our face and body! The Koreans who are known for there 'out there' products are unsurprisingly big fans of the Snail Gel range. Other brands I've newly discovered and want to try include: Trilogy, Pure Potions, Dr Organics, Dead Sea Spa Magik, Weleda, Viviscal, Naturtint, Sukin and more!









Despite only being 25, the older I do get the more I'm investing in good quality skin care and health care and I'm definitely learning a lot more about beauty ingredients to avoid as well as the signs of what you should look out for in a beauty product. Here's some of the freebie we were very kindly gifted and I look forward to trying them all!




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Wednesday, 1 March 2017

My Monochrome Coffee Table Book Collection




So I have seemed to collect and continue to collect a selection of monochrome and minimal coffee table books, some larger than others but all with a similar aesthetic. I still have my eyes on other books that I'll one day get my hands on, but it can become quite an expensive collection to obtain! I recently saw this image on Pinterest which the original image source was from an Ikea hack post by Stylizimo, and I have been inspired ever since, when out and about to keep my eyes on books and objects to create my very own version of this bookshelf when I re-design our front room in a couple of months time.




Over the past few months, most of the minimal and monochrome coffee table books I've collected have either been from T K Maxx or Home Sense so it's well worth keeping your eyes peeled in those shops. If you have any monochrome or minimal coffee table books that you have, I'd love for you to share them with me for me to add it to my collection!

1 / TOM FORD






2 / CONCRETE




3 / THE FINEST MENSWEAR IN THE WORLD




4 / THE FASHION BOOK




5 / INSANELY SIMPLE




6 / SAM SMITH




7 / THE STORY OF MY LIFE



8 / SELFISH