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A little snippet of beautiful things related to make-up, skincare and all of that jazzy stuff. Something a little different to usual…

By The Pool Essentials: Swimwear & Accessories

By July 3, 2013 Beauty, DIY & Lifestyle, Fashion, My Style

Howdy! As you may know, I live in France, the south to be precise, which means getting my, by the pool essentials spot on, takes a little bit of thinking! I don’t want to be too hot when its 30 degrees do I? So, I decided to write a little post on what I take to the pool (or beach) with me!
*cue hawaiian music*

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A Lilo: For a while we didn’t have a lilo for our pool because the last one burst, but now we do, and I am so glad! Having a lilo is so nice! You can just sit back relax, not get your hair wet, and even sun bathe, all at the same time! It’s also good for people who aren’t the best at swimming, and of course for those sunny evenings when you don’t want to get in, but would like to float about for a while! Our’s cost around €15.00 because it is quite big, but usually on holidays I think they cost about €8.00, and usually the shop staff will blow it up for free so no worries on your lungs exploding! If not, then… unlucky, loser!! Hehe

Floppy Hat: I bought this from a jumble sale and it is perfect! Hats are a big essential if you burn a lot because they will protect your face which is most sensitive to the sun rays. The reason a floppy hat (don’t you find that funny? Floppy?) is good, is because it should cover your shoulders and neck with the shadow, which will add extra protection to us ‘burners’.

Flip Flops: These are my favourite flip flops! I got these for my birthday once and I love them! They have that holiday/festival feel to them, and as any flip flops are, they are convenient! You can just slip them on, walk to the pool, and take them off, instead of sandals etc where you have to unbuckle them… I know I’m lazy…

Sun Cream: Quite an obvious one, but I know a lot of people are guilty of not putting on a bit of SPF! I use Amie’s Skin Shield Moisturiser* for short periods of time in the sun, and a ordinary SPF30 sun cream for long periods. It is always good to have some by, especially after coming out of the water, as that is when your skin is more prone to burning.

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Bikini: I don’t usually wear bikinis at the beach, but the by the pool, I don’t mind whipping one out! This one is from M&S and it is so pretty with the laser cut frills! I also like how the straps are around the neck, as I love wearing crop tops where you can see the bikini, I don’t really know why, but I just do! If I’m not wearing a bikini, I will wear a swimsuit and if it is a little cooler, I will wear trunks on top (I know, but they are girls ones!)

Cover-Up: When I’m at home, I usually just use my dressing gown, as it is a 2 in 1 (towel), but when it comes to the beach, I probably don’t want to be spotted in it.. so a light oversized shirt does the trick! I like to look out for nice ones at Jumble Sales and they work a treat! Not only can you cover up, you can also do up the buttons and put some shorts on for when you are going to go grab a nice cool drink!

Sunglasses: Obviously if you are wearing a hat, you may not need these too, but if you want extra protection, I always think people should carry a pair around! The yellow pair above are from Claire’s and I love them! I would wear my Zoobug AVs*, but I would prefer to wear an old pair if they are going to get wet!

Beach Bag: I don’t have a proper beach bag, but I find that this green and yellow crochet one does just the trick! I got it from a Jumble Sale, and at first I thought it was a bit old, but when my parents saw it they told me I had to have it, and I agreed, I did. It fits everything in and I love the detailing. My favourite bag of the past month!

Private Swim Lessons: I know this isn’t a fashion-y one, but I thought of it and had to mention it! Before last year I couldn’t swim, embarrassingly enough! I was able to get private lessons for free by my school and without it sounding too dramatic, it seriously has helped me so so much! I would search around for cheap private swimming lessons because I know what it feels like to not be able to swim. Most teachers will be really understanding and will go through each step at your own pace. I can now swim on my own, go under water in the deep end, and if somebody asks me to jump in… I will attempt it. I know it can be nerve racking at first, but it is so worth it.

Ironically, I am now looking out too grey skies again, so I will have to wait to get these all back out! I love summer, but I think for everyone this year has been a very unlucky ’13’ for the weather. *touch wood* it comes around soon!

Would you like more essentials posts? What are your by the pool essentials? Make sure to let me know in the comments below! LOVE YA!

If you don’t know already, the Posh Fashion Awards Shortlist was released yesterday! Congrats to all the bloggers! Find out who was shortlisted, by clicking here!

(This is not a sponsored post, products which have been sent to me will have a * beside them, but none of them were sent to feature in this post.)

Lots of Love… Tolly Dolly Posh xx

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The Beauty Reviews #1: nSPA, Amie & Maybelline*

By June 26, 2013 Beauty

Beauty is not generally a subject on my blog, but after a good think I thought of a way to squish it in. At the end of each month, I will be a doing ‘The Beauty Reviews’ which include 5-10 products I have been loving or have been sent. This will be the only beauty post I will do, but I think it will be a nice way to keep you beauty lovers reading! So, enjoy the first instalment!

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nSPA Jojoba and White Vanilla Body Butter*: I have been trying to find a nice moisturising body butter for a while now, and when I received this I was happy! It is really thin and creamy which I prefer to thick creams. It doesn’t leave your skin feeling sticky or slimy which is a bonus. The one thing I would say is that it doesn’t smell that great… it has a hint of the classic ‘holiday’ scent, but also a hint of deodorantRating: 6.5/10

Maybelline Color Tattoo 24hr Cream Eyeshadows in 85 (Light in Purple) and 05 (Eternal Gold): After seeing Ingrid (Miss Glamorazzi) go on and on about these, I finally got my hands on them for my birthday! I got 4 different colours, but these 2 are my favourites! #85 is a very nice grey, purple blue colour and looks great with a tight lined eye. #05 is a shimmery gold colour which looks really nice in the inner corners of your eyes, or all over for a summery look. They are non-scented and are very creamy, with a very long lasting power. Rating: 8.5/10

Amie Spring Clean Cooling Clay Mask £4.95*:  Yes, okay, I look like an idiot in that picture!! You probably know that I am NOT a clay mask person, or in fact a face mask person at all. I decided to try this one out and  I am sorry to say but I still feel the same way. It was super duper refreshing which I loved but I just hate the fact that the clay goes hard! I know that is what clay masks do, but it was really disappointing, but if you do like clay masks then this is definitely good one, just not for me! Rating: 7/10

Amie Skin Shield Daily Moisturiser with SPF15 £5.95*:  I have used this a few times and it is quite light and it does definitely give you moisture and it doesn’t leave your skin feeling sticky either. The one thing which again, I personally don’t like, is the tiny glitter particles in the cream, it made my skin look quite ‘muddy’ like some highlighters can do, but I think it would work well on tanned skin. It’s floral scented which I quite like and it isn’t too strong. Rating: 7/10

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Rendezvous: Just like the Color Tattoos I have been wanting this for ages! I also got this for my birthday and I LOVE it! I swatched this in a shop and was surprised as I never knew that a coral or orange could actually suit me! The colour is quite sheer but can be built up to a vibrant orange. When I got it, it felt so smooth on my lips and I don’t know how, but I have really seen an improvement in them! Again like the body butter, the scent is slightly disappointing. It is minty yet it sort of smells like cabbages… Rating: 8/10

If you don’t know already, I secretly started a new addition to my blog! Welcome in… Posh Pairs! Unique and handcrafted earrings! From £6 incl. P&P! Check them out here! (Blog Review Requests welcome!)

(Products marked with a were sent for reviewing purposes or were gifted to me. All opinions are 100% honest and are not biased in anyway.) Lots of Love… Tolly Dolly Posh xx

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No More Page 3 Petition: Take The Boobs Out Of The News

By June 19, 2013 Beauty, Fashion

Okay. So you may be thinking, ‘Tolly! How dare you talk about boobs on your blog! You have young readers!’ but please, calm yourself. This isn’t some X-Rated post, this is quite important. We need to get rid of Page 3, because boobs are not the news! Sign the No More Page 3 Petition!

no more page 3 petitionUs Brits enjoy reading the newspaper, it’s a fact. Even though the world is all going online, we don’t half enjoy sitting down with a cup of tea reading the latest news in good old paper form, do we? Even I do on the rare occasion, and on that rare occasion, I could possibly be reading The Sun. Now imagine me or someone else my age sat down with a drink in one hand. *Turns front page* *BLINDED FOR LIFE* Yes, that’s right Page Three is there, staring right back at me. Boobs, bum and flesh shining brightly. So, you maybe thinking that I am over exaggerating the fact that someone my age is going to be reading The Sun, and that my parents are ‘irresponsible’, but they aren’t. Apparently, The Sun is meant to be a family newspaper, meaning everyone can sit down and read what is in ‘the news’. I googled the definition of ‘news’ and this is what it said: Newly received or noteworthy information, esp. about recent or important events. Re-read that and see if ‘models standing with their boobs showing and a thong on’ is included. No, exactly.

There are quite a few reasons why Page Three is wrong. One of them being the fact that boys will grow up reading the news paper thinking that this girl is the perfect girl for them. I’m not saying that the models are bad people, but if they aren’t seeing conservative girls as well in the newspaper, surely that will make them think that the model is perfect, as the big publisher is allowing it?

Another point is the way woman are portrayed compared to men. In The Sun, The Star and The Sport woman are exposed like this (boobs, bum and flesh) where as men are not? Although you may see a topless man, they are not in newspapers?! Even if a man was in the newspaper, he would be in a suit or he would be fully clothed. Surely it is unfair to show woman in this ‘light’?

Now you are probably thinking what the point of this is? Well, I’m going to tell you. Lucy Holmes set up a ‘No More Page 3 petition‘ to get Dominic Mohan (The editor of The Sun) to get rid of Page 3. Before I continue, I know some of my older readers may disagree and say, that it is part of the magazine and I shouldn’t be reading it, but surely if all these people below, agree with getting rid of the naked models, then we should try and do something about it?

no more page 3 petitionThe way you can help is by simply clicking the button below! I will be keeping the button on my blog for quite a while, so if every single one of you shared it around and signed the No More Page 3 Petition, we could get rid of Page Three! Sounds good yeah? Well get signing! GO GO GO!

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Will you be signing the petition? Do you think The Sun should get rid of Page 3? Make sure to tell me in the comments below!

Quick Note: Apparently GFC (Google Friend Connect) is going or something or other, so please feel free to follow me on BlogLovin’ by clicking the link, or clicking the button in my sidebar! I don’t want to see your pretty faces go 🙁 that would make me sad! 

Lots of Love… Tolly Dolly Posh xx

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Pop Band Hair Ties Review*

By June 15, 2013 Beauty, My Style

Bonjour! If you don’t know by now, I have hair. LONG hair. You maybe thinking, ‘and… your point is?’ I need a solution on putting it up comfortably. This is where Pop Band Hair Ties comes into play. Pop Band are a new brand selling a new type of hair tie. It means that you get no kinks, and no broken hair! *Winner Winner Chicken-dinner*

pop band hair ties review pop band hair ties review pop band hair ties review Purple Heart Individual £5.00*, Funky Zebra Twin Pack £6.00*, Silver Fox Twin Pack £6.00* & Peace Multi Pack £6.00*.

I am really happy with the ones I received. I love them all! My favourites are the neon ones as there are lots of them to mix and match.  I also like how the Twin Packs have a headband and a hair tie so you can have one for putting your hair back, and one for putting it up! I really like the packaging too, they all came in a nice pink jiffy bag, in their little packets.

pop band hair ties review pop band hair ties reviewThey are all really comfortable in my hair and on my wrist. At the moment I am getting loads of wispy fly away’s around my face, and now I have a comfortable solution! I can tie my hair up and have some cute bracelets too! The way the bands are done, it sort of makes them look like festival bands! (You know the ones which you get at festivals?) I love that! The stretchiness of the bands is really good! They won’t snap because of the way they are made, and they can be worn with a bun in your hair! I am not sure how they would work for a plait as I have yet to try, but I am sure it would look fine! The one thing I would say, would be the fact that if you put your hair in a bun regularly, they can become stretched to that size, which means it can become more loose for an ordinary pony tail.

PopBand Hair Ties are a great idea for a gift, a party bag or just something to give to yourself 😉 PopBand are also sponsoring The Posh Fashion Awards this year which is super duper awesome! The winner of Best Young Blogger will receive a goody bag full of PopBands, how cool is that?! So make sure you get nominating for your fave bloggers aged 10 -16!

SHOP POPBAND HERE!

Lots of Love… Tolly Dolly Posh xx

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Blogging Tips & Q&A With The Sopho Diaries

By June 10, 2013 Beauty, DIY & Lifestyle, Fashion

Last month’s advertiser, Sophie, from The Sopho Diaries is here to tell us her blogging secets, and what her fashion style is all about. Take it away Sophie! (Images from The Sopho Diaries)

1. What inspired you to start your Blog?: I’ve been reading blogs for years and have always loved the idea of having a little space on the internet that is entirely your own. My ultimate aim in life is to become a writer and so I began The Sopho Diaries so that I could have a little internet place to write and ultimately a place for people to read my writing. I also like the fact that in years to come I will have a kind of online diary of my life which is lovely.

2. Why did you choose Beauty & Lifestyle?: Quite simply because although I absolutely love fashion, I’ve never personally thought that I was overly fashion forward, although I think a lot about what I wear and take a lot of time over it, I’m not massively adventurous and so I don’t think a lot of my outfits are ‘blogworthy’. I didn’t want my blog to be specifically a fashion blog or specifically a beauty blog, I wanted it to be a combination of those things along with little snippets of my everyday lifestyle as it’s always been those kinds of blogs that I’ve enjoyed reading the most.

3. What are you top tips on starting a Blog?: My biggest tip would probably be to not dwell on stats or follower numbers. Those things are important but you need to stay true to yourself and blog about what you want to blog about, you shouldn’t write a blog post based on how many followers you’ll gain from it. Gaining followers is exciting as it shows that people are interested in what you have to say, but it’s not the be all and end all.

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4. What are your Blogging Targets for this year?: I’ve had some amazing feedback on some of my posts and it’s been lovely to hear that people are enjoying what I write so (as clichéd as this may sound) I’d just like that to continue really!

5. Who are your favourite fellow bloggers?: I’ve read ‘What Olivia Did’ forever and a day and I still think she is absolutely fabulous. I also love ‘Tea.Toast.Fashion’, Livvy always looks so put together and her photos are beautiful. A much newer blog that I love is ‘Fashion Fumblings’. Louisa and I started our blogs around the same time and she’s done so incredibly well in such a short time so her blog is definitely worth taking a look at!

6. What trend are you most looking forward to working, this S/S 13?: I love all of the boho inspired/ festival looks that are emerging. Floaty dresses, fedoras and natural wavy hair will always be a winner in my book so I’d say that.

7. Where’s your favourite place to grab a bargain and why?: I love vintage shopping, there’s something very exciting about rummaging through things trying to find a hidden gem. I bang on about it a lot but one of my most prized pieces of clothing is my vintage faux fur coat that I found on a bright pink bus at Glastonbury Festival in 2009 for only £15… it was my bargain of the century! Ebay is always worth looking at also, you can get some brilliant stuff at brilliant prices.

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8. What’s your favourite beauty product you have ever bought?: My MAC Russian Red lipstick was like love at first sight. I love a red lip and up until I found Russian Red it seemed like I’d been through every red lipstick I could get my hands on to no avail. But this one is just perfect, it lasts throughout the day and it’s just the perfect shade.

9. Who is your favourite beauty brand and why?: I will always have a soft spot for Benefit (as any who read my blog will know…) their products are brilliant and I love the whole vintage aesthetic of the brand. I also love MAC for their lipsticks, the formulation is just gorgeous and the range of colours is always amazing.

10. What’s your personal style and what do you do to work it?: I think I have a fairly British Heritage kind of style. I think there’s something brilliantly quirky about the way us Brits have always dressed ourselves so I’m an absolute sucker for a bit of tweed and some tan brogues. I don’t like anything too fussy. I prefer well made, simple pieces that I can combine together with vintage pieces and bits from brands like Jack Wills.

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Find Sophie Here: Twitter/Blog

Thanks so much Sophie for answering all those questions! I hope that you all found something from this, and are inspired! Go follow Sophie!

Lots of Love… Tolly Dolly Posh xx

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Posh Fashion Awards 2013: The Sponsors #2

By May 26, 2013 Beauty, DIY & Lifestyle, Fashion

If you missed the first part to this post, make sure to check it out here!
To get a feel for The Sponsors of the Posh Fashion Awards 2013, here are a few words about the brands and what they will be providing as a prize!

posh fashion awardsPiper PR will be sponsoring: Best Newcomer

Piper PR are a new PR brand based in London. They offer great packages to brands and bloggers looking to gain exposure, gain contacts and get some tips! Sophie Piper & the team will be providing a PR Package for the winner which will include:
A Press Release designed around the blogger about their successes.
A bespoked Media List of contacts who will be interested in the winner’s blog.
Follow Up calls & emails appropriate.
A Strategy Skype Call.
Answers to Questions/Enquiries regards to the Press Release.

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Sister Vintage
will be sponsoring: Best Fashion Vlog

Sister Vintage is an online store which provides fashion forward and trendy accessories to budding fashionistas on a budget. Their pieces are cute and quirky and will never break your bank! You can find one off pieces in their store, or even a surprise bag of items tailored to your choice. Sister Vintage will be providing (….)

posh fashion awardsPop Band™ will be sponsoring: Best Teen Blog

Pop Band™ are a new and funky brand supplying ‘hair friendly’ and cute hair bands! In an array of colours, you are sure to find a cute Pop Band™ for you! The bands are stretchy and comfortable and look cute in your hair or on your wrist. ”Kind on your hair, cute on your wrist!” Pop Band™ will be providing a Surprise Bag of Pop Bands for the lucky winner!

posh fashion awardsYan To will be sponsoring: Best Fashion Blog

Yan To is a fashion designer who brings quirky and chic designs together for the fashion forward lady. With a new collection of bright and unique designs, you won’t find anything like it, anywhere else! Yan To will be giving the extremely luck winner a bespoke dress worth around £780! AND, the winner will be able to pick their own dress out from the collection!

Read the Sponsors #1 post here!

I’m so excited, are you? The awards open in less than a week! Make sure to get your readers ready to start nominating, because as you can see there are some great prizes up for grabs! Good Luck, and keep on blogging! Read more info about the awards right here!

Lots of Love… Tolly Dolly Posh xx

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Miss GlossyBox #1 Review*

By May 24, 2013 Beauty, Fashion

I have always been interested in monthly subscription boxes since blogging, but have never actually thought about buying one because I thought just going out and buying things individually would be better. I’ve also always thought that the boxes would have products more suitable for older age groups, until very recently when GlossyBox released the all new Miss GlossyBox for teens and young adults!

miss glossybox reviewInside Miss GlossyBox #1*: Eye Rock in Black Lace*, Molly Mabel Pop Band*, So…? Dry Shampoo in Va Va Volume*, Amie Spring Clean Clay Mask*, Beauty UK Eye Pencil in Black*, 2True Glitterati Nail Polish in Shade 6* & Stripey Nail Kit*

miss glossybox review miss glossybox reviewThe ‘Box’:Instead of a box like the other GlossyBoxes, Miss GlossyBox comes in a funky bag! I think it is actually more handy than having a box, as you can use it as a make-up or wash bag, and if you collect them, you could get multiple colours!
Eye Rock in Black Lace*: I have always been interested in Eye Rock, but have never been brave enough to give it a go. After my not so good experience with Nail Rock, I steered away from the other types, but having it in the ‘box’ has made me even more interested in trying it out. I may even where it to the Style Blogger Awards next week!
Molly Mabel Pop Band*: I think Pop Bands are a great way to keep your hair strong and healthy, as they don’t kink, AND they don’t split hair. They also look cute on your wrist, and you only have tie them twice around your ponytail! Easy! Pop Band are also sponsors of the Posh Fashion Awards, FYI.
So…? Dry Shampoo in Va Va Volume*: Again, I have always been interested in Dry Shampoos, but never felt I needed them. I have tried it out a few times so far, and it seems to make my hair feel slightly fresher, but a full review is to come!
Amie Spring Clean Clay Mask*: Quite recently I have been on a hunt to find a good mask, that non girly-girl-spa-day Tolly, will like! I recently saw a review of Amie products, and it got me thinking into whether this will be as good! It is best for young skin, so it should work a treat!
Beauty UK Eyeliner in Black*: Eyeliner is one of my must haves. I think if you are my age and you want to wear make-up, it’s one of those things you should try out first. It can make your eyes open up and also just add a bit more definition and shape to your ‘peepers’. I have used Beauty UK before, and it was quite good.
2True Glitterati Nail Polish in Shade 6*: I was literally going to buy a similar polish to this the other day before the Miss GlossyBox was popped in my post box! It is much cheaper than the one I was going for, and after trying it as soon as I got it, I fell in love with it!
Stripey Nail Kit*: Also along with the ‘box’, was a small pack of clippers and a nail file. Essentials when you like looking after your nails!

My first impressions of the box were that it has lots of things in it which I may not always use, but it would give me a chance to try them out before I buy them in full size. It also means that you save money because you get some nice products for cheaper than buying them all at once. From a blogger’s point of view I think it is great because it gives me lots of things to review, for you (yes, you reading this now), to see before you spend out on anything. For a young teen (Sadly, that now includes me!), this box is great because it gives room for experimenting, and means you don’t have to spend all your pocket money on seperate items.

Overall I think it is a really good idea, and it is full of really cute things which are suitable for my age group. I am really excited to start experimenting and finding new products I love! I think if you want a present for you next birthday girls, this is the one for you!

SUBSCRIBE TO MISS GLOSSYBOX HERE!
Miss GlossyBox is available bi-monthly (Every 2 months), and is available only in the UK (including Northern Ireland). It only costs £7.00?! + P&P, and you can cancel any time!

Side Note: Full reviews of most of these products will be posted within June & July. After July, I will be setting my blog to mostly fashion, and beauty will not be included, other than reviews of products I have *really* been loving, and ones like these! Sorry! I’ve decided that this blog needs to be set to what it really is!

Have you tried the ‘Miss Glossybox?’ Are you subscribed to any beauty boxes? What do you think of a teen beauty box? Let me know in the comments!

(I am very grateful to have received the first Miss GlossyBox from Glossy Box & Scoop PR. All views are 100% honest, and are not biased. I would never swing a review in a good way for money or reviewing purposes.)

Lots of Love… Tolly Dolly Posh xx

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Posh Fashion Awards 2013: The Sponsors #1

By May 17, 2013 Beauty, DIY & Lifestyle, Fashion

I thought it would be good for the bloggers and nominators of the Posh Fashion Awards to get to know the sponsors! As there are quite a few, it will be in 2 parts. Below you will find what the brands are all about, a little about the prizes they will be awarding, and the categories in which they are sponsoring! There are some real gems up for grabs!

posh fashion awardsIllamasqua will be sponsoring: Best Beauty Blog, Best Beauty Vlog, Best Unique Blog, Best Use of Photography and Best DIY Blog.

Illamasqua is a global cosmetics brand supplying unique products to beauty lovers. Illamasqua are a brand which want their users to experiment with the products and mix up their make-up. Whether it’s using neon on your eyes, or purple on your cheeks, there is something new and creative which may just spark your imagination. Illamasqua will be providing a goody bag to the winners with 4 little treats in them as a congratulations.

posh fashion awardsCutECOsmetics will be sponsoring: Best Teen Blog

CutECOsmetics care about the ingredients which beauty lovers use every day. They provide all the basics for you, but making sure that they have eco-friendly, or vegan ingredients in them! CutECOsmetics will be supplying a goody bag worth £100! Full of skincare/balms/make-up etc.

posh fashion awardsWoodie and Morris will be sponsoring: Best Lifestyle Blog

Woodie & Morris is a British brand bringing classic and modern pieces together. Whether you love looking after your skin, or you want a perfect watch for summer, there is something for everyone. Woodie & Morris will be providing an Olivia Burton watch (Worth upto £68.00) and some REN Skincare Goodies!

posh fashion awardsPeggy Collection will be sponsoring: Best Newcomer

Peggy Collection offers unique knitwear designs in array of colours and knits. Both for men and women! Keeping you warm and cosy in the warmer months, or just adding that pop of colour in Spring! You can find a cute pair of gloves, a nice scarf or even some jewellery online! Peggy Collection will be providing chunky knit scarf!

You can find more information about the Posh Fashion Awards here, and the T&Cs here.

If you have any questions about the Posh Fashion Awards, make sure to leave a comment, or tweet me: @PoshFashAwards Or, you can email me: awards@tollydollyposhfashion.com

Lots of Love… Tolly Dolly Posh xx

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TDP Wishlist: 12 going on 13…

By April 30, 2013 Beauty, Fashion, Wishlist

Sadly on May 19th (*hint hint*) I will no longer be able to say I am a 12 year old fashion blogger! 🙁 I will just have to admit that I am 13, and about to become a grumpy old teenager. Poo. But that’s life, so I better just suck it up, and tell y’all what I want for my birthday in the form of a small rather large wishlist! (*hint hint*)

birthday wishlist asos bank ohh deer zara revlon Acid Waves Sweatshirt £28.00 (Ohh Deer), Spot Bardot Tunic £32.00 (Topshop), Mi-Pac Spot Print Backpack £22.00 (ASOS), Ethnic Flat Sandals £39.99 (ZARA), Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain £7.99 (Superdrug), Britney Spears Island Fantasy EDT 100ml £32.00 (Superdrug), Fragrance Mist in Coconut Passion (Victoria’s Secret) & Converse All Star Sandal £35.00 (BANK Fashion).

Sweatshirt: OMG. When I found Ohh Deer a few weeks ago, I fell in love with their stock! Just look at this sweatshirt! It’s got a UNICORN on it, and it’s PURPLE, and it’s just AWESOME. I generally wouldn’t pay £28.00 on something like this, but just look at it!
Spotty Dress: I have never owned anything from Topshop, but recently I have being loving their stuff. Again, I wouldn’t really spend this much on such a simple piece, but I really love the style and colour of this. It is simple yet I could wear it in so many different ways.
Backpack: Since seeing a really cute backpack on a fellow blogger, I have fallen in love with them! I just think that they are really easy to wear, and look super cute and preppy. Along with the dress, I LOVE the spotty detailing! Gorgeous!
Ethnic Sandals: I seriously love these shoes! I love the bright colours and the print details. I really shouldn’t get another pair of shoes, but I think these would be alright…
Balm Stain: After seeing the hype around these, I finally got to try one the other day. I thought I would like the pink colours, but this coral colour is stunning! It really popped against my skin tone, and I think it would be great for summer.
Perfume: ‘Why would she want a Britney Spears perfume?’ I hear you say. Well, I have the Circus Fantasy one, and it is soooo nice! I love how fresh it is, and the packaging is amazing! I’d love to try the other ones! I think you can get this cheaper in Wilko though!
VS Fragrance Mist: I have seen these a lot recently, and I really like the idea of a scented mist. They spray a lot more powerful than a perfume, and are much lighter. They are also really big, so I am sure I would get my money’s worth. Shame I can’t find them anywhere in the UK or France! (Please tell me if you know a place!)
Converse Sandals: I really like the idea of these. They’re sporty yet stylish, and perfect for summer. I was actually bidding on a pair on eBay, but as usual the price went up at the last minute!

There maybe another Wishlist coming your way soon, because I have been loving a lot recently! Oh, and if you want to buy me anything, my address is: Laca… 😉 Cheeky!

If you want to make my birthday wishes come true, please vote for me and my blog to WINBest Teen Blog‘ in the Company Magazine Style Blogger Awards! Click HERE and either choose your favourite bloggers in the other categories, or click NEXT \until the 8th Tab, where you will find ‘tollydollyposhfashion.com‘ It would seriously make my dreams come true, and you even get a chance to win some New Look vouchers! So, Good Luck and Thank You!

Lots of Love… Tolly Dolly Posh xx

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Q&A & Blogging Tips with Sarah Orr

By April 27, 2013 Beauty, Fashion

My gorgeous advertiser Sarah Orr from Nars Obsessor, is going to answer some questions for you! If you’re a blogger and just want to see what Sarah has to say, or you want to start your own blog, this post will have everything you need to know! She’s going to share with you some blogging tips, a few of her favourite brands, and more! Take it away Sarah!

What inspired you to start your Blog?: I was inspired to start a blog because of school. Sounds weird, right? But english lessons seem to be full of analysing texts and seeing why things are done that way, that I wanted somewhere to just write.

Why did you choose Beauty & Fashion? I chose fashion and beauty because they are things that I am constantly exposed to, and feel a lot of other people are too. I also have a genuine love and interest in them, so it just came naturally.

What are you top tips on starting a Blog?:  My top tips are to get organised. Before I posted anything or told anyone or even made my Blogger account, I planned out exactly what I wanted to call it, write about, how it would look and make it mine. I would also advise getting involved with the blogger chats on twitter like #fbloggers #bbloggers and #fblchat.

What are your Blogging Targets for this year?: My blogging targets this year are to try and post something every other day, but still put time and effort into each post, and keep them relatable to people like me.

Who are your favourite fellow bloggers?: My favourite fellow bloggers would have to be you Tolly, (Well thank you very much!) and Zoe from That’s Zoe because you are both so friendly, genuine and a rarity in that they are bloggers similar in age to me! My top 5 ‘Bigger’ bloggers are Zoella, Sofia’s Journal, Wish Wish Wish, What Olivia Did and Jazzabelle’s Diary.

What trend are you most looking forward to working, this S/S 13? I am so looking forward to florals and pastels, as I do every year, and I’m especially loving monochrome looks!

Where’s your favourite place to grab a bargain and why?: I’m going to go wish TK Maxx (TJ Maxx in America) because even though I used to hate my mum dragging me through there, I’ve picked up some lovely pieces at massive discounts.

What’s your favourite piece of Make-Up you’ve ever bought and why?: My Nars eyeliner is something I go to everyday. I’m terrible at eyeliner, but I find that it’s so easy to apply whether you want a thick or thin line, and the pen shape makes it super easy and comfortable to hold.

What’s your favourite ever item of clothing/accessory you’ve ever bought and why?: My Prada blazer because I got it at the London Fashion Week jumble sale for £55, which is a complete bargain for a great piece like that. Some people that think blazers are only for special occasions and evenings, but I’m definitely going to have to disagree with them- I wear it loads!

Who is your favourite designer and why?: I’d say my favourite designer would be BCBG because both it’s adult and teen brand (BCBGeneration) stock such amazing clothes and accessories that are in trend and suit their target market down to a T. They’re also not as expensive as other higher-end brands, which is always a plus side.

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What is your favourite Make-Up Brand?: My favourite make up brands are Topshop and Rimmel for cheaper deals, Laura Mercier and Nars (hence the blog name!) for relatively high end and Burberry and Tom Ford for that luxury, out-of-my league price range.

What’s your personal style?: My personal style changes all the time, but I think it’s generally comfortable but sophisticated.

Thank You so much Sarah for answering some questions! I hope everyone got something out of it! If you want to ask Sarah anymore questions, contact her through…

@narsobsessor – Twitter//Nars Obsessor – YouTube//Nars Obsessor – Blog

Are their any bloggers you’d like to see answering these questions? Or are you one? You can do so by buying the All Grown Up Advertising Package for just £3! Including a 200px by 200px Button, #FF Tweets every Friday and this post! For more info, click here!

If you believe I deserve it, please vote for me and my blog to WIN Best Teen Blog in the Company Style Blogger Awards! Simply click here, then click ‘NEXT‘ 7 times, until you come to the 8TH TAB (You can of course vote for your other favourites!), where you will find ‘tollydollyposhfashion.com‘. Fill in your details on the final page, and VOILA! You even have a chance of winning New Look vouchers! So, good luck, and thank you! Lots of Love… Tolly Dolly Posh xx

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