Monday, 28 July 2014

Fashion giveaway - Win £100 to spend at Larizia

Man, I'm spoiling you readers this week! Two giveaways within just a few days!
This time, it’s the UK fashion brand Larizia who is feeling generous, and who has agreed to give one lucky reader of Fashion Infatuation a £100 gift card towards anything in their offering.
Larizia focuses on shoes and handbags, but sells other fashionable items as well. You won’t find highstreet items here though, but Larizia stocks garments from well established brands such as Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Michael Kors, MiuMiu, etc.
Don’t get put off by the big brands thinking £100 will get you nothing though! Even though Larizia offers designer brands, the prices are still really reasonable.

I’ve had a good rummage around their web shop and have put together 3 wish list combinations. I really wouldn’t mind either of these styles ;)

The City Chic style;
Saint Laurent Classic Small Sac De Jour Pink Leather Bag
ChloƩ Pink Leather Chloe Scallop Ballerina Flats

The Classic style;
Ash Tan Diamond Wedge Women's Sandal
Michael Kors Tan Leather Bedford Shoulder Tote

The Nautical style;
Tory Burch Navy Leather York Buckle Women's Tote Bag
UGG Lucianna Stripe Navy Women’s Wedge Sandal

Do you like these 3 styles, or would you go for something completely different?

In order to enter the giveaway and get the chance to win £100 towards anything you want from Larizia’s collections, all you have to do is enter via the Rafflecopter widget below. And as usual; the more options you enter by, the higher the change to win.
Just remember that you need to be a UK resident to compete.
Now, that are you waiting for? ;)

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Holiday essentials giveaway

What’s your most important summer holiday essential? On top of your normal packing of clothes and suncream, I mean.
Is it your beach bag? Your waterproof mascara? Your Kindle, or perhaps your travel adaptor?
I just went on a holiday to Sweden, and with the journey from door to door taking between 10-12 hours (train, flight, and then another train) my holiday essential is some sort of sit-down entertainment. I was gutted that I forgot my headphones for the trip this time, but at least I had my tablet on which I could read a book.

I am going to Barcelona in a month’s time, and I couldn’t imagine going there without a good city/beach bag, in which I can fit everything from a wallet and other everyday essentials, to a towel and a bikini. Many say that Barcelona is the ultimate destination as it includes both city life and beach relaxation.
BUT… I must say that my ultimate holiday essential is my camera!

I am hosting a #HolidayEssentials giveaway for my lovely readers in collaboration with Intellicig, and if you’re UK based you can be in it to win the set pictured, which includes:
A neon pink and cream beach bag from Accessorize
A worldwide travel adaptor
A waterproof disposable camera
A vintage design luggage tag
A cute and stripy sunglasses case
An in-flight comfort kit (including inflatable jersey neck pillow, earplugs & padded jersey eye mask)

All you have to do to enter is to do 1 or more of the entry options in the widget below. The more options you enter by – the higher the chance to win!
Remember that you have to be a UK resident to enter.

Good luck! :D

Monday, 21 July 2014

Nail art: Multiple accent nails

We’ve all seen it lately – the accent nail. Meaning you paint one nail on each hand in a different colour to the other nails.
I’m taking this further, and am opting for multiple accent nails, but in matching colours.
The nail polishes I’ve used for this particular manicure are:
Barry M Berry Ice Cream
Barry M White
Zoya Pixie Dust Carter

The Zoya Pixie Dust colours are textured polishes that are like pure glitter, or almost like sand. They’re hard to remove afterwards, but it’s absolutely worth it! You can usually keep this nail polish on for 2 weeks, as it sits so hard and doesn’t flake.
To start off, I planned which nails would be painted in what colour, as I wanted the manicure to be well mixed up, and perfect looking.
The lilac hue of the Barry M Berry Ice Cream polish was going to be my main colour, so I started off by painting a few nails in this colour as a base. I really love this hue, and it’s perfect for spring and summer!

I then continued by painting the base for my remaining nails in Barry M White, and Zoya Pixie Dust Carter.
All nails needed two coats of polish, as the polishes are quite watery. You can see the difference between one and two coats in the photos above.

I wasn’t satisfied with just plain colour on my nails though, even though they were different colours. I wanted them to match even more, and therefore I added some polka dots with the help of my dotting tools, on a few chosen nails. I focused on the Berry Ice Cream and the White nails for this, and did the polka dots in the opposite colour.

And the result? Well, you can see it in the photos below.
I am really happy with the outcome of this purple and white multiple accent nails manicure, and think it would suit any season. You can obviously do it with different colours and match your mood or the time of year.
What do you think?
Are you a fan of accent nails?
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