I’m a little bit obsessed with my new embroidered jacket from Look Of The Day.  I went to their launch party at Rosso a couple of weeks ago and instantly fell in love with their clothes so was delighted when they sent me a package of some pieces from their initial collection.  This jacket is oversized so it’s perfect for throwing on over pretty much anything and flower embroidery is really on trend at the moment.

I’m excited to share my other pieces on my blog and Instagram.  If you like the jacket, it’s currently got 50% off it on the website, so you can grab yours for only £27.50!

Check out their fab site here: www.lotd.com and don’t forget to use #MyLOTD for a chance to be feature on their Insta!

(Featured jewellery: Ring finger rings Pandora and Azendi, pink stone ring Anthony Blakeney, bracelets Nomination, Pandora, Jacy & Jools, Links of London)

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I’m honestly thinking about having a quiet word with Katy’s Cosmetics. Quite honestly, I don’t know what they’re trying to say about my natural skin colour but I find it quite insulting that they keep sending me fake tan products and it has to stop. Joking, of course. In fact, I’m thinking about suggesting to Katy that my title should be change from ‘Guest Blogger’ to ‘Katy’s Cosmetics’ Fake Tan Expert and Bronzed Goddess Extraordinaire‘. Anyway, I digress.

Needless to say, I was over the mood once again when I received such a delight in the shape of St Moriz’s Instant Self Tanning Mist Tan. Being, as I mentioned, a tan expert (in my own opinion), I can honestly say that St Moriz is not only my favourite tan brand but it is also probably the BEST TAN EVER. Quite a statement to make, I know, but it’s honestly true. Gone are the days of paying £20+ for a bottle of fake tan – this brand is just as good if not better and rarely costs over £3 (if you buy from Katy’s that is!).

Surprisingly maybe to many of you, I hadn’t actually tried the mist version of this super duper product. I have long been a massive fan of the mousse and as a creature of habit hadn’t see a reason to deviate from that. Never again will I be so ignorant. The mist is amazing and maaaybe even slightly darker than the mousse. A really even, beautiful colour that’s a far cry away from my pasty roots. May I also just mention that although the name suggests a wash-off tan a la Rimmel’s Instant Sun Shimmer – it’s definitely a ‘proper’ developing self tan.

In the past I’ve tended to avoid mist/spray tans because of the mess of applying them and the likelihood of streaks. Here’s the truth. It is still a bit of a messy process and I did end up with brown soles of my feet where the mist had fallen onto my bathroom tiles and I hadn’t noticed and stood in it. Yesterday my mum walked out of the bathroom and said, “Well, the scales have turned an unusual colour – no doubt that’s down to you” – OOPS – yet another area I’d missed that had been targeted by the luscious deep brown mist. Having said all this though, I AM a messy pup and knowing it’s wide range I’ll be sure to wipe everywhere properly next time. Plus the benefits of using this mist product faaar outweigh the messy cons. In terms of it being streaky, I need not have worried! Unlike other spray tans where you literally spray a colourless liquid and then wait, this one comes out with a guide colour, sprays evenly and THEN tells you to use a mitt to blend it – genius! The result? ABSOLUTELY NO STREAKS! Like every other tan my hands did turn out darker than everywhere else even after mixing it with some cream but that is honestly down to my old woman, chipolata-finger-esque weirdo hands and definitely not the tan. Bad times for me.

All in all, I cannot praise this tan highly enough. I LOVE IT. It’s long-lasting, it’s cheap, it’s easy and it makes me brown – what’s not to love?! Of course, Katy’s done us all proud and is selling this little beauty for a mere £2.99 – excellent work.

Above are a few little snapshots I’ve taken from my week wearing it – note, I’ve included a picture of my dark knuckled hands to show you that’s the worst it could look…and I’ve been walking round with my hands on show all week so I don’t think it’s thaaat bad!!

Let me know what you think…have any of you readers used it? Do you love it as much as me? What are your tips for avoiding dark patches?

JDsig

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I know I’m biased but how cah-uuute is this sterling silver and onyx peace bracelet from Jacy&Jools?!  The new ‘Winter Sparkles’ collection is online now and is full of gorgeous, twinkly and sparkly bracelets, earrings and necklaces using sterling silver, Czech glass, onyx and Swarovski – perfect for the party season!  Check out the website – www.jacyandjools.co.uk – and don’t forget to keep up to date with the blog!

JDsig

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This is a copy of a post I wrote recently for Jacy and Jools’ blog – I loved the items in it so much that I thought I’d share it!

It’s hard to ignore the fact that skulls are everywhere this season – and here at Jacy & Jools headquarters we couldn’t be happier!  From the subtle and chic to outright garish, every shop seems to have their own take on this season’s hottest trend and we’ve rounded up our favourite pieces from high street up to designer.

Topshop seem to have adopted skulls more than most and with their prices it’s not going to break the bank!  We particularly like this burgundy embellished tee – throw it on with some skinny jeans and one of our new season black onyx Iced Bones bracelets for instant casual glam!

If, like us, being as warm as can be is your fashion priority this winter then I’m sure you’ll be as in love with this cute flower-eyed skull jumper from French Connection as we are!  Team it with a chunky knit scarf and one of our cream Candy Bones – wrapping up never looked so good!

We’ve always been skull mad and this winter is no exception so head over to Jacy & Jools to get your skull fix asap!

J&J x

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Jacy & Jools ‘Candy Bones’ bracelet – £6

Jacy & Jools ‘Lovely Bones’ Fine Silver Skull Necklace – £15

Jacy & Jools ‘Iced Bones’ Skull and Peace Bracelets – £18

Forever Unique Bowie Jumper – £85

River Island Black Skull Print Umbrella – £15

River Island Black Skull Fingerless Gloves – £10 

Topshop Skull Scarf – £22

Topshop Skull Studded Leather Biker Jacket – £180

Topshop Knitted Skull Motif Jumper – £40

Topshop Crystal Skull Tee – £32

French Connection Day Of The Dead Sweatshirt – £67

 

There’s lots of exciting collections coming up on Jacy & Jools so don’t forget to keep checking the website!

JDsig

 

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