The MOTEL night out

Dress - MOTEL / Faux fur gilet - F21 / Earrings - Black tied
(I got caught in the rain on the way..*cries!*) MOTEL Gabby sequin dress

Hey dolls,
Recently I was kindly invited to the No-tell MOTEL night out! I trotted over to the MOTEL showroom just off Oxford street for a sneak peek of the A/W range, some of the items are out already and some are out over the next few weeks/months incase anyone wondered!
The whole room was so colourful, chic and funky! There was an ever-so-tempting spread of cakes, sushi, popcorn and bubbly. There was a hairdressers table, a Nails rock table (the nail foils) and of course there was a beautiful array of A/W apparel which included lashings of sequins, crosses, chiffon, leather, denim, stripes, dots & geometric prints.

I thought I would take some snaps for my blog to share with you what will be arriving soon at MOTEL and to hopefully make you as excited as I am haha! Also a little side-note, while on their site recently I discovered they now sell Jeffrey campbells! They stock some awesome designs!

I had my nails done by the lovely Katie and I chose the 3D black caviar-inspired nails, though I also had my eyes on those turquoise ones. It was such a lovely evening and everyone at MOTEL was so friendly and I want to say a big thank you to all of the gorgeous girls at MOTEL!

Hope you enjoyed this post =]

Sammi xx


Chunky gold + The maxi

On the way back home I saw this cat, its so furry! Sorry for the complete randomness
Top - Topshop / Maxi Dress - ASOS / Boots - Topshop / Necklace - HRH Collection / *Bag - Missguided / Bracelet - Shop style suzi / Sunnies - H&M / Nails - Topshop Utilitarian

Hey dolls,
This evening I headed to an event and before I left I thought I would snap my outfit of the evening. I don't have anyone to take my style photos for me so I usually venture out with a tripod looking slightly like a crazy person - and today was no exception. I got some pretty weird looks haha but oh well!

I have been dying to style this maxi dress and so put a simple outfit together based around it. I know theres not too much to the outfit but I was going for quite a laid-back look but with some more grown-up accessories. I am in LOVE with this bag! Its from Missguided and is so much cheaper than the similar Zara one, plus its amazing quality. I also chose my Topshop Allegras, I hadnt worn them for a while and thought they worked with the outfit. Later on I chucked on a leather jacket over top.

Hope you are all well!

Sammi x


September Joliebox - The Jolieblogger

Hey dolls!
Im so excited about this Months Joliebox! First off its London fashion week themed, I love all things fashion and had an amazing time at LFW myself so I thought it was a great theme to have, it also helps bridge the gap between beauty and fashion with a few pick-me-up products which can be easy to use on the go or when you're in a rush.

Also, Im this months Jolieblogger! Im so excited! I met up with the ever-so-lovely editor of the Joliemag, Grace, for a light lunch in mayfair not too long ago, where we chin-wagged about everything beauty & blogger related and so here is my interview in the magazine! Thank you again so much to all of the Joliebox team - I appreciate it SO much =]
I Haven't used all of the products yet so I cant give you detailed information but here are my initial thoughts on this months box...

Balmi - This reminded me straight away of the EOS lip balms - I picked some up in America because I loved the packaging and the scents but then decided I wasn't the biggest fan! Im defiantly up for trying this though, Im interested to see if its different atall and a big plus straight away is the smell, I love the blackcurrent scent.
I face mask - I haven't tried this yet but it looks yummy (I'll try not to eat it), It does contain alot of alcohol though which isn't too good! Im a big lover of face masks however so i'll give it a go. (The coconut one looks amazing too)
Redken Straightening lotion - I have heard alot about Redken and I know its a high quality brand. i straighten my hair alot so this should definatly come in handy. + It smells gorgeous
Twistband - At first I thought this was a little odd, but after reading its little introduction on the Joliebox menu I see that its catch is that it dosent leave kinks in the hair after you have tied your hair up and then want to have it down straight again. I think they are very handy to have around and i'll be putting these to the test one day to see if they work!
Dr Bragi exfoliant - Im am very intrigued about this product. It looks as if the full size would be very expensive after having a read about what the ingredients contain and it is marine based. Theres not enough to be able to monitor a difference in the skin but i'd like to have a first impression of it.

I hope you liked this post and I want to say another big thank you to all my readers for being so supportive of my blog and for just being the kindest, loyal followers!

Also - If you would like to get your hands on this box you still can until the 30th september =]

Sammi xx


Jazz it up

Top - Topshop / Riding pants - h&m / Faux fur Gilet - Forever21 / Converse / Hat - ASOS / Bag - Forever21 / Necklace - H&M / Lips - Rimmel Kate moss in 05

Hey dolls,
I went up to west end with the boy for his birthday yesterday, We just went on a casual kind of shopping trip so We didn't dress up or anything. I threw on a grey tee and riding pants but I wanted to jazz the outfit up just slightly so I added a faux fur gilet.

Hope you are all well =]

Sammi x


Spijkers en Spijkers - LFW Day 2

Top - H&M / Trousers - Zara / Vest - Forever21 / Bracelet - ASOS Black tied / Boots - Monki / Tiny rings - Regal rose / Nails - ESSIE Sand tropez

Hey dolls,
As I mentioned in my last post, I had the opportunity to sit front row (ooh arr!) at the stunning Spijkers en Spijkers show at the Vauxhall fashion scout venue in Covent Garden. It was a striking array of 20's inspired prints, cuts, hair & makeup - There was so much to take in!
I also loved spying what the show go-ers wore, I love seeing what the people of London (Or anywhere) piece things together. I tried to get some close-ups of the makeup too but my camera dosent have the most amazing zoom function, nevertheless I hope you enjoy these photos from the show. I will also have some footage up from this show on my channel soon.

I took a few snaps of my LFW outfit when I got home, Its nothing special but I bought these trousers from Zara the other day and am in love!

Did you manage to attend any LFW shows? What looks do you like from the show?

Sammi xx

[You may notice i've made my photos a little bigger, Do you like the change? let me know!]


Backstage with The Body Shop

Hey dolls! Today I had the opportunity to go backstage of the Spijkers en Spijkers show of LFW with The Body Shop. I had a sneak peek of the new eyeshadow range that will be coming out next february (below) and I also had a little chat/interview with The body shops' Head makeup artist Lan, she also gave me a mini-makeover!

I had a swatch and a play around with the new shades (Also in new packaging) They are super pigmented and easily blendable, Im excited for them to be released!

This was during my chat with Lan about the products she was using for this show and she also showed me some tips and tricks as she went along. The eyeshadows/blushes above are the most used this season. Lots of bright, pastel shades. I wish I was brave enough to try these out myself - This fashion week they have been used on not only the eyes but the cheeks and lips too.

I loved the colour of this lip liner she tried on me, Its a reddish/magenta colour and I adore shades like this at the moment, also perfect for A/W

Afterwards I chowed down on some Itsu, I had never been there before so was a little apprehensive about what they 'do' there but it was SO yum! I had the Seven veg Potsu with brown rice, I recommend it!

I hope you found this little sneak peek interesting! I haven't got alot of The body shop makeup at the moment but the more I see and learn about it the more I want to grow my collection! I am now wanting the liquid highlighter they do as it was gorgeous swatched.

I was also able to watch the catwalk show which was such a great experience, I will be doing another post on that all together! There's just so much to show!

Sammi xx