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Sunday, 29 October 2017

Designer Dupes and Blogger Mail

Good morning on this lovely sunny and spooky Halloween Sunday. I know it's not technically Halloween until Tuesday this year, but let's be honest, without young children in the family, we're the type to celebrate Halloween over the weekend with a tipple or two. And yes, if you follow me on Snapchat or watched my Instagram Stories from last night, it's safe to say there's a few sore heads in our house this morning. But with no plans other than to get food at some point and just chill with a day of The X Factor catch up and Stranger Things binge watching, it's safe to say, today is a good day for me!

In today's video over on my Youtube channel, I'm talking all things designer dupes in my latest Blogger Mail Unboxing Video. In and amongst the beauty and skin care PR packages, I've also been sent a few items from overseas which includes many loosely-named 'dupes'. I say that because it borders on the verge of being outright fakes, which as you know with this country is fairly taboo. Nevertheless, I simply am showing you what I got and where you can find them. Let me know your thoughts on the 'dupes', head over, see what I got and don't forget to Subscribe if you haven't already!

Much love
Freya
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Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Primani and Matthew Allan


Why do we refrain from calling them Primark and Matalan. I'm certainly not ashamed of the amazing bargains you can pick up from budget high street stores. Primark is fast becoming one of my favourites. I do have to admit, I avoid it evenings and weekends and I do have to mentally prepare myself to avoid getting flustered. However when I do go in whilst in the best frame of mind, I do spot some great finds! That's why I love being able to share them with you and today's video over on my Youtube channel is an October 2017 Try on Primark Haul! Let me know your favourite pieces and also if you have any other budget-friendly high street stores that you'd like to see me film haul videos for you on! 

Much love
Freya
x


Sunday, 15 October 2017

Homeware Haul

On elf my favourite types of videos to watch on Youtube at the minute is homeware hauls. I love taking inspiration from what other people buy and adapting style to suit my home. I picked up some great pieces recently that I just had to share with you, so if you want to see what I picked up then click on the image below, grab a cuppa and enjoy! All products links and alternatives are listed below.



PRODUCTS MENTIONED

TK Maxx / Homesense Autumn Homeware - https://www.tkmaxx.com http://www.homesense.com 
Alternatives to:
Halloween Bowl - http://shopstyle.it/l/j8pX
White Skull Money Box - http://shopstyle.it/l/j8pO
Architecture Book - http://amzn.to/2xyMLQF
Black Velvet Hangers - http://shopstyle.it/l/j8qI
ALDI Jo Malone Dupe Candles and Reed Diffusers - http://bit.ly/2hBqV3W
IKEA Bekvam Step Stool - http://bit.ly/2cH6Dlw
Sainsburys Pom Pom Grey Knit Throw - http://shopstyle.it/l/j8sb
Grey Cushions (similar) - http://shopstyle.it/l/j8qW
Storage Basket (similar) - http://shopstyle.it/l/j8sf
Wooden Two-Tier Ladder Shelf - http://shopstyle.it/l/j8sh


Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Brand Focus | Nanoil Hair Oil Review & Demo



Today's blogpost is in collaboration with a video going live on my channel in Friday with a brand called Nanoil. It's been a while since I've done a Brand Focus blogpost and I'd love to get into the habit of doing more so let me know if you like them!

So when I was contacted by this brand to see if I'd like to work with them, having heard of them before but yet to have tried them, I of course said Yes! I'd seen this brand on Instagram several times, but didn't know much about it and hadn't tried it out myself. I've been using the oil after each hair wash for the last couple of weeks and so far so good!

First and foremost, before trying the product, you can take their Hair Porosity Test here to find out which product is best suited to your hair type. There are three types of Nanoil hair oil depending on your results.

LOW Porosity Oil
- for stiff and difficult to style hair
- for hair lacking in volume
- for hair that's smooth but gets greasy quickly
- for hair that's easily weighed down by hair products

MEDIUM Porosity Oil
- for hair that's prone to split ends
- for normal, weak and thinning hair
- for hair devoid of gloss and elasticity
- hair that gets frizzy from humidity

HIGH Porosity Oil
- for severely dry and damaged hair
- for hair that's rough, brittle and easily breaks
- for hair that falls out excessively
- for hair lacking in glossiness and vivid colour


|  M Y  H A I R  T Y P E  |

For comparison, I wanted to briefly talk about my hair type. I have very long naturally fair hair. I've always been naturally blonde however I do treat my hair with a full head of highlights (no bleach!) about 3 times a year. If I'm not careful, my roots can get greasy so I avoid putting any products there other than dry shampoo. The ends can get a little dry but for the length of my hair, it's in pretty good condition. I have always been lucky with the condition of my hair and the time it takes to grow, and I definitely have my Mum's DNA to thank for that! I've never had extensions put into my hair and I get it trimmed each time I have a full head of highlights (so every 4 months or so).

After completing the Hair Porosity Test, my results were that the Medium treatment would be best for my hair type. The Medium Nanoil elixir has a variety of oil included within it to protect, strengthen and restore my hair. The oils included are macadamia oil to restore vitality; organ oil to protect against high temperatures; Marla oil to strengthen the natural protective coating; jojoba oil to regulate sebum secretion; maraca oil to prevent frizz and facilitate combing and finally coconut oil to smooth hair and protect it's ends. The oil has a fairly thick viscosity and isn't as light as my Moroccan oil. However what I really like about the combination of these oils, is that it not only helps me style my hair, but also they protect my hair.

What's your results? You can find out here.


WEBSITE | www.nanoil.us
INSTAGRAM | https://www.instagram.com/nanoil.hairoil/
BLOG | https://nanoil.us/blog/
YOUTUBE | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUHzTACXOUs

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Bargain Buys - A £5 Fashion Haul


Hello, good morning or good afternoon, whenever you’re reading this blogpost, thank you for coming over and supporting me! Today I have a haul over on my Youtube channel from a new brand that I have never shopped before. It was also requested by a couple of you so when the brand reached out to me asking to send me £20 worth of items I said yes! Having been so impressed with everything5pounds.com, I went back and spent about £50 of my own money to create this video for you guys! Let me know which is your favourite piece and as always let me know if you’d like to see more haul videos from everything5pounds.com!



Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Looking ahead to 2018...




Happy Hump Day! As we start the countdown to the weekend, I've realised how much of a productive week I've had so far. All this autumnal rain and cold winds that keep me cooped up inside not wanting to go out, has actually meant that I've been able to get lots of video planning and prepping in for you. Today's video over on my Youtube channel is a combined homeware and fashion haul with a bit of beauty thrown in there for you too! With a busy weekend scheduled in as I have a bloggers brunch to attend, a birthday celebrations meal for both my brother and my dad, I contemplated vlogging. That and all the Vlogtober videos I've been loving so far this month has given me the vlogger bug and I have been strongly thinking about Vlogmas...

That being said, I do think it's important for quality over quantity when it comes to Youtube and although I've tested the waters with my Ibiza Vlog and Barbados Vlog, the mismatch footage from my Panasonic Lumix G80, drone, GoPro and iPhone 7+ I think can be a little off putting. Therefore I think I have decided that 2018 is the year of vlogging and my Christmas and birthday requests this year have been money contributions toward a Canon GX7 Mark 2! I also have a couple of trips planned in already for 2018 and cannot wait to document my travels and everyday activities with quality footage. I'd love for you to head over to my channel, watch todays haul video to see what I have recently picked up and comment your thoughts on my vlogging ventures proposed for 2018... yay or nay?

Much love
Freya
x

Sunday, 1 October 2017

IN THE STYLE X SARAH ASHCROFT COLLABORATION



Today I have a very exciting video over on my Youtube Channel and its a second instalment of my thoughts on the In The Style collaboration with Sarah Ashcroft. I've also linked below the first video I did which got such great feedback. This time I did find a couple of pieces that I will have to be returning. If you want to see why, then click here and head over to my channel to watch! I'd love to hear your thoughts on which pieces you liked and welcome comments and idea on future hauls you may want to see me film! 

Much love
Freya x

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MY FIRST IN THE STYLE X SARAH ASHCROFT COLLAB - https://youtu.be/hZkSV8hUKio 

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WHAT I'M WEARING

Off-the-shoulder black top (similar) - http://shopstyle.it/l/iVPn
High waisted ripped jeans - http://shopstyle.it/l/iVOT

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PRODUCTS MENTIONED

SARAH ASHCROFT GREY FAUX SUEDE HIGH WAISTED LEGGINGS Size 10 https://www.inthestyle.com/sarah-ashcroft-grey-faux-suede-high-waisted-leggings

SARAH ASHCROFT BLACK CAMO WAISTBAND LEGGINGS Size 10 https://www.inthestyle.com/sarah-ashcroft-black-camo-waistband-leggings

SARAH ASHCROFT BLACK CAMO WAISTBAND CROP TOP Size 8 https://www.inthestyle.com/sarah-ashcroft-black-camo-waistband-crop-top

SARAH ASHCROFT GREY FAUX SUEDE BANDEAU CROP TOP Size 8 https://www.inthestyle.com/sarah-ashcroft-grey-faux-suede-bandeau-crop-top

SARAH ASHCROFT STONE RIBBED RUFFLE LONG SLEEVED BARDOT CROP TOP Size 10 https://www.inthestyle.com/sarah-ashcroft-stone-ribbed-ruffle-long-sleeved-crop-top

LELO NUDE FRILL TOP AND SHORT LOUNGE CO ORD Size 10-12 https://www.inthestyle.com/lelo-nude-frill-top-and-short-co-ord

SARAH ASHCROFT WHITE CHECKED OVERSIZED SHIRT Size 8 https://www.inthestyle.com/sarah-ashcroft-white-checked-oversized-shirt

SARAH ASHCROFT WHITE FLARED HIGH WAISTED PAPERBAG TROUSERS Size 8 https://www.inthestyle.com/sarah-ashcroft-white-flared-high-waisted-paperbag-trousers

SARAH ASHCROFT WHITE RIBBED PLUNGE BODYSUIT Size 8 https://www.inthestyle.com/sarah-ashcroft-white-ribbed-plunge-bodysuit

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