Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Mini Giveaway: An Organic Chocolatey Treat


I've been blogging for a few years now and as I've grown so has the local spirit - the events in Leeds are fast becoming as popular as the city buzz that roams London but unfortunately, I'm not always able to attend them all. Last month I was invited to the launch of TILI (Thanks I love It) an exciting business venture that offers pre-packaged gift boxes filled with products sourced from independent designers and makers - think every inch of a dainty dream packed into one box full of prettiness and you've cracked it - but unfortunately I couldn't head down to join in the fun. The girls very kindly sent over a small goody bag for me to enjoy, anyway, and have recently just got back in touch asking if I'd like to hold a giveaway on my blog for their speciality chocolate bars that they over purchased in error. Of course I said yes; because not only would it be a sincere way of giving back to the readers that have stuck by me whilst I had my blog breakdown but it's chocolate and who the hell can ever refuse that?

What makes it even more desirable is that Doisy & Dam are an organic, vegan brand but with all the heavenly tastes of chocolate combined (I myself were sent over one of the bars and I can confirm the light chunks are every bit delicious). The bars open and ready to be shipped off to the lucky winner are: four 100g bars of Goji and Orange - a delicious, chewy texture of goji berries paired perfectly with natural and sweet orange flavour, and four 100g bars of Date & Himalayan Pink Salt - like salted caramel, but healthier. So that's eight treats to satisfy those sweet tooth needs without leaving that naughty indulgent guilt weighing heavily on those taste buds. 

The rules are the same as always; the giveaway will be held through Rafflecopter and all you need to do is enter the mandatory options (and any more add ons of your choice) to ensure your entry. The giveaway is already live and ends in one week time - short and sweet (pardon the pun) as it's not an extravagant competition. Unfortunately, and as much as I'd love to include everybody, the giveaway is only open to UK and European international destinations due to ridiculous postage prices outside of the EU and restrictions with food based items. The winner will be picked entirely from random and contacted straight away. Good luck and happy cravings!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Bridie x




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Wednesday Wishlist: Halloween Hot Picks

MISSGUIDED HALLOWEEN MESH CAPE PLAYSUIT | NEW LOOK BLACK MIDI DRESS | NEW LOOK FLORAL HEADBAND | TOPSHOP GLITTER BAT MASK | NEW LOOK SLOGAN GHOST PRINT TEE | BOOHOO PUMPKIN DRESS | MISSGUIDED DEVIL HORN BODYSUIT | H&M WITCH PRINT BODY | BOOHOO METALLIC SKELETON LEGGINGS | BOOHOO PU CROSS CHOKER | BOOHOO LACE GLOVES | REGAL ROSE WEBBED COLLAR NECKLACE | TOPSHOP TRICK OR TREAT STRIPE SOCKS | MONKI GHOST STUD EARRINGS | AX PARIS LACE COURT SHOE

Halloween is my favourite time of the year! It's a social congress - whether you're staying in to decorate and transform your home into a haunted house with crafty carved pumpkins and pick and mix filled bags of lollipops and refresher bars to attract (and more than likely scare off) the neighbourhood children, whether you're having a marathon of all the best scary movies, or whether you're heading out to the nearest party and having a dress off competition with your circle of friends. It's a way to have fun whilst experimenting with your image and for one day only, you can look as ridiculous at you want without a care in the world because no-one will bat an eyelid. 

For some though, looking ridiculous isn't even an option. I think as you get older you're less of a white faced, fake blood, wicked kind of witch and a more casual costumer. Luckily, this year the dark, gothic trend is already in full swing so dressing to a devilish standard can be done just by hitting the high street and hunting down the inspired pieces. All the dramatic lace, the heavy ruffles, the velvet, and the burgundies - paired with some characterised extras and you're bound to make an entrance.

Usually I never have anything planned for Halloween and just secretly enjoy it from the sidelines but this year - the year I miraculously gained friends I don't know how I ever lived without - I'm going all out and attending a charity ball this weekend; masquerade mask, classy gown and matching accessories all intact. Without sounding overly cheesy, it's gonna be frighteningly fun and out of the ordinary for me but to say I can't wait is an understatement. I hope whatever you guys get up to will be more than satisfactory and if you're stuck for some ideas - relish in my hot picks and get creative!

Bridie x



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Tuesday, 25 October 2016

My New CID Cosmetics Collection


Hello you fine folk, remember me? It actually feels like I haven't blogged in years (okay, it's only been 13 days but still) I seem to have slipped off the wagon for a while and I'm not putting the blame on anyone but myself. October has been a manic month; I've been caught up in real life, I've sat down at my laptop numerous times with a page open in front of me only to stare back at a loss of motivation and a blank mind, and truthfully, my innovative ideas were second to none. BUT I'm back, and it feels so good to get back into the swing of things.
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Monday, 10 October 2016

Five Ways To Pick Yourself Up When You're Run Down


I like to call this time of year the lurgy year. There's the coughing and the spluttering as you walk the streets, the domino pattern as the common cold is passed down the family tree, the strenuous mission to get a doctor's appointment and of course the dramatic feeling sorry for ourselves. We're completely entitled to that, though. If it's not the perfect time to appreciate all the times we didn't have a blocked up, stuffy nose and a clear airway, it's time to perk yourself up with a well deserved reflective rest because we all occasionally need it and we're all worthy of a fresh, revitalised positivity boost. Whether you're suffering a bout of the annual winter bug or are feeling generally run down and exhausted about life, here's my top pick me ups to help you fall right back on track.

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Thursday, 6 October 2016

Summer To Autumn: The Transitional Primark Haul


Hello and happy 'it's nearly Friday' you lovely lot! What better way to kick off October on my blog than with another one of my signature Primark hauls? As we transition into autumn it's awkward to conjure an outfit that fits both the weather condition and your inner style which means it's best to always head to the safety net of shopping - the place where you can pick up anything from versatile basics to a couple of printed pieces and wild risque's out of the box - and of course, that place is good ol' Primarni. 

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