My Very First Giveaway!

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I’m so excited to share my first giveaway which I’m hosting on LuxeList! The lovely people at Patricia Eve have been kind enough to provide a stunning Miraclesuit for one of you lovely readers. It’s super easy to win – all you have to do is like and comment on this post (include your email) or like, follow and retweet me on Twitter (I’m @laurendall) and you can win this stunning suit.

Made with an exclusive Miratex® fabric that boasts three times the holding power of average swimsuit material, Miraclesuit Swim’s one-piece costumes promise to transform and smooth the body in an instant without the use of control linings or conventional girdles. Simply engineered like no other swimsuit in the world.

I’ve got a review of my own Miraclesuit coming up super soon, so get involved to get one for yourself!

Harvey Nichols Edinburgh and Aspinal of London – Burgundy Red Travel Collection*

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If you follow me on Instagram (you can find me here) you’ll know that a couple of weeks ago, Harvey Nichols Edinburgh kindly invited me to an event being hosted with Aspinal of London.

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Positioned right in the centre of the swoon-worthy accessories department, Aspinal of London had set up a seriously old school monogram press, which meant that anything purchased could be personalised to your heart’s content. The selection of leather goods from Aspinal was truly the stuff of dreams – neon pouches, sleek clutches and the most glamorous of totes were all crying out for a little bit of initialing, so when I was handed a rather sleek box, I’m not ashamed to admit that I squealed more than a little bit!

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Aspinal of London Travel Collection

Tucked inside was the chicest of collections – Aspinal of London’s Burgundy Red Travel Collection. I cannot tell you how long I have lusted after this selection of goodies! Every time I’ve stepped foot inside an airport I’ve promised myself that I’m going to treat myself to an Aspinal of London travel wallet – they are just the epitome of glamorous travel (not to mention being incredibly useful) and I’ve never gotten around to choosing one. So, you can imagine how excited I was to get my paws on the entire travel collection! Safe to say I can’t wait to book up somewhere terribly exotic to christen the set!

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Crafted out of the finest Italian Saffino calf leather, the Travel Collection comprises of a Classic Travel Wallet, Passport Cover and two luggage tags (one for hand luggage and one for checked) and is available in a veritable rainbow of shades. Mine, burgundy is a new shade for Aspinal, and it’s also my favourite!

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The Classic Travel Wallet is everything you want and need when you’re travelling. Whenever I travel I tend to get super paranoid about losing tickets and passports, so to have everything in one terribly good looking package is an absolute dream!

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Inside the Travel Wallet, there’s a place for everything! From a zippered compartment for coins, to a slot for your boarding passes, tickets and passport, it means that fumbling around at passport control is a thing of the past!

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Aspinal Travel Collection Travel Wallet interior

The interior of the Travel Wallet is trimmed in stunning blue suede. It’s buttery soft, and it adds the most beautiful pop of colour to the wallet.

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I was so happy to see the Passport Cover tucked into my box – my passport has definitely seen better days, so to get a super sleek cover like this one is the stuff of dreams. In addition to the gorgeous Saffino leather, the Passport Cover has reinforced corners so it stays looking pristine no matter what adventures you get into!

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Once again, the Passport Cover is lined in gorgeous blue suede, and comes complete with a navy twill ribbon which acts as a page saver for whatever stamps and visas you need to keep out.

Aspinal of London Travel Collection Luggage Tags

The duo of luggage labels is just adorable. The two sizes means that one is perfect for hand luggage, whilst the other can be used on checked bags. I absolutely adore how the gold monogram shines out from the burgundy Saffino leather – it feels super grown up and glamorous, and it means I can easily identify my bag when it comes off the plane!

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Both luggage labels have little flaps which cover your name and address details, and again, the conners are reinforced with brass corners to make sure they hold up through even the most vigorous of baggage handlers.

Thank you so much to Harvey Nichols Edinburgh and Aspinal of London for the beautiful Travel Collection!

Hugo Boss Nuit Pour Femme – Runway Collection*

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After yesterday’s post all about Hugo Boss’ Jour parfum, which is the perfect scent for everyday, I thought I would do a complete 180 and show you the gorgeousness which is Hugo Boss Nuit, which is one of the brand’s Runway Collection. Packaged in a sleek, jet-black bottle adorned with minimalist fashion illustration, Hugo Boss Nuit feels like the perfect glamorous evening scent. It’s warm, sensual and sweet perfume which feels like a treat to wear!

When first applied, there’s an almost champagne-esque note which comes courtesy of the peachy top notes. The heart notes of the scent are gloriously floral – a mixture of Jasmine, Violet and White Flowers, which are perfectly balanced and make the fragrance feel super sexy. The base notes of Moss and Sandalwood are lighter than a lot of other ‘night’ perfumes I’ve tried, and keep Nuit feeling very fresh, even though it is a slightly deeper, almost darker scent than many of my others. It’s absolutely beautiful though, and I can’t tell you how many people have asked me what I’m wearing when I have it on!

Hugo Boss Nuit is part of the brand’s Runway Collection, and is priced at £65.00 and is available here

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Hugo Boss Jour Eau de Parfum – Runway Collection*

Hugo Boss Jour Runway Collection

To say that I was bowled over by the looks of Hugo Boss’ Runway Collection is a bit of an understatement! When you have a gorgeous fragrance coupled with chic fashion illustrations by Jason Wu, you know you’re onto a winner!

The Runway Collection is available as 50ml and 75ml bottles, and are simply new bottles for some of Hugo Boss’ best loved fragrances, so if you’re a Jour fan, this would be a perfect addition to your collection! Since I hadn’t actually tried any of Hugo Boss’ female fragrances before, I thought Jour would be a great start.

Described as ‘A colourful floral bouquet’ inspired by the first light of day, this is one seriously addictive perfume! Somewhat unsurprisingly, Jour is the perfect day fragrance thanks to the pretty mix of citrus and white flowers. When first applied, I got a huge whoosh of the Lime Accord and Grapefruit Flowers, it feels shower-fresh and super invigorating! Once the fragrance settles into the skin, the soapiness of Honeysuckle, Lilly of the Valley, and Freesia notes become stronger, creating a beautifully balanced composition. The longevity of the parfum is fabulous thanks to the base notes of Creamy Amber and White Birch, and it’s these warmer notes which really ground the fragrance, making it feel wonderfully sophisticated.

Hugu Boss Jour Eau de Parfum Runway Collection is priced at £65.00 and is available here.

Hugo Boss Runway Collection*

Hugo Boss Runway Collection

I’m not sure quite what it is about August, but we’re seeing some really awesome beauty releases. From new Fall makeup to fragrance re-lauches, we’re being seriously spoiled! One of my favourites of these are the Hugo Boss Runway Collection.

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Comprising of three of the brand’s best loved fragrances (Jour, Ma Vie and Nuit), the Runway Collection has been adorned with three super-slick fashion illustrations courtesy of Jason Wu. Available in 50ml and 75ml sizes, this launch is perfect if you’re looking to find a new favourite!

Hugo Boss Runway Collection is priced from £50.00 and is available here

Aspinal of London – Free Personalisation at Harvey Nichols*

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If you’re in the mood for some new luxury leather goods, and really, who isn’t? It’s in your best interests to get to Harvey Nichols tomorrow to make use of the wonderful event hosted by the store and Aspinal of London.

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Ending tomorrow, Aspinal of London are providing a free personal embossing for anything pieces purchased in store, and there is rather a lot to choose from.

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So, if you’ve been pining after one of the brand’s lustworthy totes, or something as simply elegant as a keychain, you should definitely treat yourself! The whole experience is amazing, as the embossing machine sits pride of place within the store, and Aspinal’s wonderful assistants can adorn your purchase with everything from your initials to lucky numbers and special dates. I’m absolutely in love with my pieces, so I thought I would give you a sneak peak before my big reveal!

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Aspinal of London’s free personalisation service is available until tomorrow, 8th August.

Thank you so much to Harvey Nichols and Aspinal of London for my incredibly generous gift!

Pinghe AW15 Collection

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When I got a sneak peek at Pinghe’s gorgeous AW15 collection, I have to admit, I got a bit excited. The collection feels so slick, streamlined and modern I just had to share it with you. The collection is pretty much everything I adore – the clean lines and neutral palette just screams modern classic, and I can’t tell you how much I want to try on everything!

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The whole collection is inspired by the artwork of Kazimir Malevich, who specialised in geometric abstract art, and you can really see the nods to his work in the sharpness of line in the pieces. Pinghe have also reflected his work in the ethos of ‘no matter the angle, the beauty does not change,’ This means that real attention to detail has been paid to the back and sides of the garments, which come adorned with the most divine ruffles and embroidery.

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Although from a distance, a lot of the pieces look quite minimalist in design, when you get up close and personal with them, Pinghe’s iconic embroidery detailing becomes the star. The garments have been adorned to really complement the wearer’s shape in the most flattering of ways.

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I absolutely adore how much thought have been put into the garments – they’re really a work of art unto themselves. All the garments are constructed out of LTF1 fabric, a signature of Pinghe, so that the architectural detailing really shines. The fabric doesn’t crease, so the pieces are always going to look great.

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As you can tell, I’m more than a little in love with the collection! If you are too, Pinghe is stocked at Fenwick’s London and Harvey Nichols Knightsbridge. You can also find the designs here.

Urban Decay Naked Illuminator Powder – Aura*

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As much as I wear SPF and try to stay out of the sun, there is just something about a tan which feels so effortlessly pretty. As much as a golden glow is part of it, that glow you get after a day in the sun is incredibly hard to beat! Thankfully though, Urban Decay has released their Naked Illuminator Powder.

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Designed to give skin a ‘gorgeous, just got naked glow’ Urban Decay’a Naked Illuminator Powder is an absolute gem of a face powder. The formula feels silky smooth, and completely melts into the skin when applied with a big fluffy brush. The incredible texture comes thanks to the incredible way the powder is produced – Urban Decay bake each dome on terracotta for 24 hours, and then the Illuminator is then finished by hand.

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The Naked Illuminator Powder comes in two shades – Luminous (a golden champagne) and Aura (mine) which is a warm rosy gold. Both of the powders come in a gorgeous brown compact which comes complete with a large mirror in the lid, and a brush hidden inside the lower section of the compact.

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Urban Decay’s Naked Illuminator Powder is really the ultimate multitasking product! On days where I’m not wearing too much makeup, a quick swipe over my nose, cheeks and forehead gives the perfect amount of warmth, whilst I can focus on my cheek bones for a little flattering sheen if I’m going for a makeup look that’s more formal. Rather than most of the illuminating powders I’ve tried, Urban Decay’s Naked Illuminating Powder isn’t too sparkly, and looks incredibly natural. Since the dome of powder is quite large, it’s easy to swirl a large brush and dust the powder on my clavicle too!

Urban Decay’s Naked Illuminating Powder is priced at £22.50 and is available here (UK) and here (US)

Chanel Les Beiges Collection

DSC_0649Chanel are really hitting it out the park with summer with their limited edition releases. When I saw the Les Beiges Collection yesterday, I couldn’t help myself!

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The whole collection is based on beautiful nudes, and I just had to treat myself to a couple of pieces – I picked up a Healthy Glow Multi-Color Powder (Limited Edition), Glossimer Lip Gloss, Hydrating Lip Balm (Limited Edition) and Le Vernis Nail Colour in Beige Rose.

I’ll be sharing my reviews of the products super soon, so stay tuned!

You can find the bronzer here, and the lip balm here

Helly Hansen W Active Headband*

 Helly Hansen Active Headband

I can’t really believe that we’re nearing the end of June, although I am relishing the long nights which mean I have ample time to get out and about to enjoy the golden light.

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To keep me looking tidy, and to brighten my otherwise monochromatic workout gear, I’ve been loving Helly Hansen’s W Active Headband in Neon Pink. It looks so bright and fun, and it’s incredibly comfortable to wear. After securing my hair in a high ponytail, I just pop the band on. It’s super stretchy, so it fits my big head comfortably, and thanks to the double straps it stays in place, and keeps all my flyways neat and tidy.

Possibly the best thing about this awesome hairband? It’s only £ 8.00 and it’s available here.

Tie Me London Hair Ties*

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If I’m going to be completely honest, on 99% of days, my hair ends up in a ponytail. No matter how much I blow out, straighten, serum and shine spray in the mornings, by around 2pm, I can’t bear my hair whipping around my face any longer.

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Tie Me London, is making my afternoon ponytails look way more intentional (and glamorous) thanks to their stunning hair tie bracelet hybrid which is studded with a Swarovski® crystal in a 22 carat casing! The ribbon also means that my hair isn’t left all weirdly kinky, so if I’m in the mood to wear my hair down later on, all my styling hasn’t been in vain!

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Thanks to a wardrobe of four colours (black, navy, olive and pink) there is always going to be a hair tie that matches what I’m wearing, and they are such a fun way to keep looking slick and polished throughout the day.

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When my hair it down, my Tie Me London looks like a cute ribbon bracelet, and looks adorable when stacked with a pile of bangles. They are also one of my summer must haves – I can’t bear wearing my hair down in the heat, and these Tie Me London ties look so pretty in my hair. The Swarovski® crystal is super sparkly in the sun, and the 22 karat casing feels incredibly luxe!

Tie Me London hair ties cost £10.00 each and are available here.