Saturday, 25 August 2012

Cruelty Free International

Have you heard about Cruelty Free International's campaign? You can sign up for email updates at  It only takes a few seconds and means you'll hear all the latest news on their campaign to end animal testing for cosmetics worldwide.
Animal testing for cosmetics still happens. Over 80% of the world allows animals to be used in cruel and unnecessary cosmetics tests and these animal tested cosmetics can be purchased in every country across the globe.
Animals, including rabbits, guinea pigs, mice and rats are routinely injected, gassed, force-fed and killed for cosmetics testing worldwide. Cruelty Free International believes this is ethically unacceptable and unnecessary.

Friday, 17 August 2012

A Rose By Any Other Name...

I was kindly invited to the Bodhi Desert Rose Rejuvenating Face Oil bloggers launch where I got to try out the new face oil plus some of the existing products from the eco-luxury skincare brand.
Desert Rose Rejuvinating Face Oil has a unique blend of natural ingredients including Morrocan Argan Oil, Rose Hip Oil and Rosa Damescena. I massaged a couple of drops into my skin after cleansing, my skin felt soft soon after I had applied it and it evened out my skin tone. I applied a small amount of moisturiser before applying my makeup and it didn't leave my face looking shiny as some oils and serums do. This product is best used on normal to dry skin.
The oil comes in a beautiful black glass bottle to help preserve it and is packaged in a cardboard box with a pink ribbon so it would also make a perfect gift.
Plus none of the products or ingredients are tested on animals and they're vegan!

Desert Rose Rejuvinating Face Oil

Bath and Shower Therapy and Body Moisturiser products

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Merry Christmas!

We're only halfway through August but today was the Ben Sherman Christmas press day. It was a little too early to be eating mince pies but it was great to see the new Autumn/Winter 2012 collection and gift ideas. The new range is full of great quality, smart tailoring and classic designs with a modern twist. Accessories include scarves, braces, bow ties and an iPhone case, perfect for stocking fillers.

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Sane Communications Press Day

Another press day today, this time it was Sane Communications representing brands such as Fanny & Jessy, Kirsty Ward, Maison Scotch and Simon Preen. Here are some pics of my favourite collections:

Fiona Paxton

 Kirsty Ward

 Maison Scotch

 Thanks to Sane Communications for these amazing Urbanears Platton headphones in cream, polkadot Happy Socks and a quilted Union Jack laptop case from Lavenham!

She Said Beauty

Today was the launch of, an online beauty network where people can research, discover and share their passion and interest for beauty. The website is really simple to use and has a great design featuring over 30,000 products from over 1,000 brands and counting. It's easy to connect with friends, bloggers and industry experts to stay on trend and up-to-date with the latest beauty news, reviews and tutorials.
It's also free to join and you can connect any existing social media accounts including Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Pinterest to This is a really exciting website and I haven't seen anything like this for the beauty market yet.

I was pleased to find some brands that do not test on animals in the goody bag such as Green People, Erno Laszlo, Mary Elizabeth, Tin o' Tint by Miners and Layla D among others that I'm waiting to find out whether or not they are cruelty free. I will write more about those brands soon as I'm planning an article on products that are not tested on animals :)

Monday, 13 August 2012

London Fashion Weekend

If you can't get any invites or blag your way into London Fashion Week there is always London Fashion WeekEND to get ahead of the trends of Autumn/Winter 2012. 
LFWeekend takes places between 20th and 23rd September. A new addition this season is the Designer Highlight Shows adding a new dimension to the ever-popular catwalk shows. Each day, a great British brand will take to the catwalk to showcase their current collection. 
Issa London has been announced for the runway on Friday 21st and Twenty8Twelve will be showcasing on Sunday 23rd, designers for Thursday and Saturday are yet to be announced.

Visit for more info.

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

My Photography

Here are some shots from a shoot I did in the woods at Alexandra Palace, London

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Vivienne Westwood A/W12 Campaign

I love the new Vivienne Westwood A/W12 campaign, shot by Juergen Teller and inspired by 17th century artist Diego Velazquez, featuring Stella Tennant!!

LFW Show Schedule

Click here for the London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2013 show schedule!