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The Red Statement Blazer

April 5, 2017

I for one am a sucker for a blazer; I have a dozen different colours/styles hung up in my wardrobe (or say packed in my suitcase, depending on where I am jetting off to).

And lets be honest, we all love the classic black blazer. I mean, it is sophisticated, timeless and forever classy…how can it ever do you wrong? BUT now summer is approaching I think it is time to give the loyal black blazer a well deserved rest and maybe swap it for a statement piece instead… how about RED?

This is one of favourite blazers I bought from Zara not so long along. I like to style around the blazer or even rock it as a suit (I have the matching trousers of course).

OHHH and I don’t suggest walking around in nothing but a bikini and your blazer… just like I did for one of my most recent photo shoots. It was a lot colder than it looks… trust me.

To buy online: https://www.zara.com/uk/

Photographer: Yolanda Kingdon

 

 

 

 

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Sunset Series

November 12, 2015

Sunset Series By Carlo Parducho

Shot by LA based commercial photographer at The Grafton on Sunset (Sunset Boulevard).

Thankfully the weather is pretty much always Sunny in Los Angeles so shooting in October was never going to be a worry.

It was a pleasure to shoot with Carlo; he is fun, creative, easy going and professional! I am already looking forward to shooting with him again soon… HEY any excuse to get back to LA 😛

I try to be as versatile as possible so the images are slightly different to some of my previous shoots.

Check out his website: http://www.carloparducho.net

Sunset Series; The Grafton on Sunset: http://www.graftononsunset.com

Hair: Minimal Styling by Me.               Colour: Warm brown/blonde balayage        
Makeup: Minimal with Mac Rivera Life Lipgloss.
Royal Blue Dress: Amarni Exchange
Dark Blue Maxi Dress: Club L

Chloe xXx

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Classic Chanel

October 15, 2015

Classic Chanel

A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous

This year marks the revolutionary Chanel shoulder bag’s 60th anniversary, and it is just as popular now, if not more than it was in 1955.

I think I speak on behalf of billions of fashion-obsessed girls when I say a classic Chanel flap bag is something you aspire to own from birth. The bags are timeless, elegant and ooze high fashion glamour.

A classic Chanel bag is one of those must have items, like Louboutin heels or a Burberry trench.

 

‘I NEED this bag in my life’

 

Here are 10 reasons as to why you should own a Chanel flap bag.

  1. Chanel regularly increases it’s prices so the bags tend to hold their value well for years. This means that buying one now isn’t too risky and can be considered an investment.
  2. You can always sell the bag and recoup most, if not all of your money.
  3. Owning one makes you feel like you are in an exclusive elite.
  4. The flap bag has ‘inspired’ so many designers to date. If you are going to buy one, you might as well get the original.
  5. The Chanel flap bag in caviar leather will last a lifetime.
  6. The bags are still price-prohibitive so not everyone will be able to own one.
  7. The Chanel Boy Bag was a game changer
  8. There is a wait list for Chanel bags which no one speaks of.
  9. There are so many Vintage Chanel bags still available on the market because they never go out of fashion.
  10. It is Chanel!

 

 

Chloé xXx

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Cosmopolitan Summer Party

July 2, 2015

Cosmopolitan hosted an awesome Summer Party on 13th June

So my adventures have taken me many places but never the Cosmopolitan Summer party!

There was live music from Kiss FM’s DJ, Neev, a never ending que for the BBQ, yummy wheyhey ice-cream, candyfloos, drinks from Emmi CHOCO LAIT and fabulous Zubrowka cocktails and Gancia prosecco.

Wheyhey provided a scrumptious selection of protein ice cream! Yes PROTEIN ice cream AND with ZERO sugar! Ahhhhmazing. Wheyhey use a natural sweetener called Xylitol in all their flavours which is great for health and fitness fanatics such as myself. Each pot provides 20grams of protein and you can choose from a range of flavours such as; Banoffee, Strawberry, Vanilla and Chocolate. Wheyhey use a natural sweetener called Xylitol in all their flavours.

Throughout the day there were live shows on stage and depending on what you fancied you were able to pop between the three rooms inside and head outside whenever you pleased.

There were Gandy’s flip flops and Freya swimwear which were showcasing their latest collection.

A few well known beauty brands were amongst the party such as Soft & Gentle,  Veet, Rimmel, Lee Stafford and Seekers of The Sun.

I managed to get my hands on an awesome bag of goodies from Lee Stafford. I particularly love the shine spray when I am feeling a slick and straight do and sea salt spray for my hair when I’m channeling my inner beach babe; effortless tousled waves.

Once the party was over you were able to grab a free goodie bag bursting with freebies! Well that was music to my ears!

Chloe xXx

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Halloween Happy

November 18, 2014

My inspiration for Halloweeeeeeeen – KATY PERRY

My outfit was a cross between Cup Cake Katy and Whipped Cream Katy… Both outfits appeared in her video for California Girls!

I coloured my hair blue with some hair dye from SuperDrug. For my makeup I used a NARS & Benefit Foundation, Benefit Brows Kit, NARS Bronzer, MAC Blusher, YSL Touche Éclat, Double Lashes from ELURE, Benefit Mascara, MAC Red Lips & I drew on some thick flicks on my eye lids using a Loreal Eyeliner.

My friend Sarah dressed as a Skeleton 😛 Who knew her mum was a face paint pro!?!

We had a makeup artist at the house party in Knightsbridge so I was able to get some cute love hearts and lollipops painted on my body plus some funky facial glitter art!

I had a wicked night with great people!

 

Chloé xXx

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Queens of the Castle

October 24, 2014

At the beginning of October I was lucky enough to spend a week in the beautiful Czech Republic.

During the week I got up to all sorts of awesome activities and so there were no exceptions on my last day. On a bright sunny saturday morning I travelled to the Moravian-Silesian Region where I was able to spend a few hours at the Silesian Ostrava Castle. The atmosphere at the Castle was made up to portray a military camp during the Thirty Years War and I was able to watch several ‘battles’ played out by the soldiers. There were lots of wine/food stalls built up around the castle so luckily us girlies were able to taste a few of the medieval cuisines. In the Castle there was also traditional Czech butcher so some of the meat eaters could get stuck in!

Historical music was played aloud everywhere and there was a varied parade of folk crafts. The Exhibition of Moravian wine was a part of the castle’s regale.

Luckily we could put our expertise’s to practice since we had undergone a “crash course” of wine tasting underground in the Valtice  several days before.

Wine = Winning!

After the Castle I headed to the Golf resort Ostravice where we had a light lunch and were able to enjoy the spectacular views! It was a perfect ending to a jammed pack incredible week in Czech Republic.

 

Chloé xXx

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Banana Baby

October 23, 2014
banana

I going to be loud and proud and admit I am obsessed with bananas! I am not about to go banana crazy but I do blend one or two almost everyday (that’s if I am not chopping up the little yellow fella and chucking it into my baobab cinnamon porridge.

I did a little research online and found 25 awesome Banana ‘facts.’

Due to my kind hearted nature I thought it was only fair to share all the banana facts/uses below:

ENJOY

  1. Bananas help overcome depression due to high levels of tryptophan, which is converted into serotonin — the happy-mood brain neurotransmitter.
  2. Eat two bananas before a strenuous workout to pack an energy punch and sustain your blood sugar.
  3. Protect against muscle cramps during workouts and nighttime leg cramps by eating a banana.
  4. Counteract calcium loss during urination and build strong bones by supplementing with a banana.
  5. Improve your mood and reduce PMS symptoms by eating a banana, which regulates blood sugar and produces stress-relieving relaxation.
  6. Bananas reduce swelling, protect against type II diabetes, aid weight loss, strengthen the nervous system, and help with the production of white blood cells, all due to high levels of vitamin B-6.
  7. Strengthen your blood and relieve anemia with the added iron from bananas.
  8. High in potassium and low in salt, bananas are officially recognized by the FDA as being able to lower blood pressure and protect against heart attack and stroke.

    Eating Bananas Aids Digestion

  9. Rich in pectin, bananas aid digestion and gently chelate toxins and heavy metals from the body.
  10. Bananas act as a prebiotic, stimulating the growth of friendly bacteria in the bowel. They also produce digestive enzymes to assist in absorbing nutrients.
  11. Constipated? High fiber in bananas can help normalize bowel motility.
  12. Got the runs? Bananas are soothing to the digestive tract and help restore lost electrolytes after diarrhoea.
  13. Bananas are a natural antacid, providing relief from acid reflux, heartburn and GERD.
  14. Bananas are the only raw fruit that can be consumed without distress to relieve stomach ulcers by coating the lining of the stomach against corrosive acids.

    Natural Cures From A Simple Banana

  15. Eating bananas will help prevent kidney cancer, protects the eyes against macular degeneration and builds strong bones by increasing calcium absorption.
  16. Bananas make you smarter and help with learning by making you more alert. Eat a banana before an exam to benefit from the high levels of potassium.
  17. Bananas are high in antioxidants, providing protection from free radicals and chronic disease.
  18. Eating a banana between meals helps stabilize blood sugar and reduce nausea from morning sickness.
  19. Rub a bug bite or hives with the inside of the banana peel to relieve itching and irritation.
  20. Control blood sugar and avoid binging between meals by eating a banana.
  21. Eating a banana can lower the body temperature and cool you during a fever or on a hot day.
  22. The natural mood-enhancer tryptophan, helps to relieve Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).
  23. Quitting smoking? Bananas contain high levels of B-vitamins as well as potassium and magnesium to speed recovery from the effects of withdrawal.
  24. Remove a wart by placing the inside of a piece of banana peel against the wart and taping it in place.
  25. Rub the inside of a banana peel on your leather shoes or handbag and polish with a dry cloth for a quick shine

 

Join me on the Banana Bandwagon 😛

 

how-many-calories-a-banana banana-2Chloé xXx

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Greasy hair beware!

October 20, 2014

Have you ever found yourself in a grim and ‘greasy’ situation and you’ve finished the last of your dry shampoo?!? No stress… baby powder is the perfect cover up! You can sprinkle it onto your roots or brush it throughout your hair.  Not only does it remove the oil but it smells clean.

Baby powder works wonders for blondes/grey hairs. QUICK TIP: You could also add a little bit of cocoa powder to the baby powder if you are brunette… Redheads try cinnamon… brush it throughout your hair.

Other awesome uses for Baby Powder include:

Ant repel

Pet shampoo

Removes Sand and grease stains

Loosen up playing cards

Ease waxing pain

Freshen up your shoes

Add to plastic gloves to fit into them easier (eliminates moisture) 

Freshen closets

Cool your sheets during the hot months

Makes a good deodorant and keeps your fresh

Soothes your skin

WHAT!? You are out of baby powder too :O ooooook… how about adding some translucent powder to your powder brush and brush that onto your roots/tzone. This is also a clever substitute for dry shampoo 😀

 

Chloé xXx

 

Events

Magnums 25th Anniversary

October 15, 2014

27th July Regent Street saw the epic Magnum takeover!

It was awesome… FREE chocolate Magnums for all 🙂 25,000 Magnums were in stock and staff were on hand ready to dish them out to all the chocolate junkies.

As we are a nation of selfie crazed citizens, there was an opportunity to WIN a Henry Holland Magnum inspired dress… all you needed to do was TWEET a picture of yourself (a selfie) with your yummy freshly dipped magnum and hash tag MagnumRegentSt.

Shortly after I tweeted my Magnum Selfie I was awarded a free makeover in the VIP ‘Magnum” tent 🙂 I was handed a glass of bubbly on my way in, along with another magnum ice cream and was told I could receive a free makeup goodie bag from KIKO; also on Regent St (which I of course collected)! Woop Woop a successful day… but you had me at ‘free ice-cream’ 😛

Chloé xXx

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Too Fast Too Furious in Ostrava – Czech Republic

October 14, 2014

Ostrava, Czech Republic

On the morning of Wednesday 8th October I found myself being awoken in bed slightly hung over from an evening of wine tasting in Ostrava, Czech Republic…  The 6am wake up phone call had disturbed me from my slumber… Ideal… hmm. Planned was a morning dedicated to sport activities… Hurdles, Football, American Soccer, Zorbing, Athletics… you name it! I needed to man up and get my game face on!

In the afternoon I made my way to the Libros Company to participate in the opening of the new polygon. We were also able to visit the ‘Safe Driving’ for kids centre. There were a bundle of cute children impatiently waiting for us ladies to show them how to drive properly and how to be safe on the road.

After the official ceremony for the opening of the new Polygon I was able to get into my sports gear and hitch a ride in a few of the cars! It was my first time on the dirt track and it was awesome! Not only did I love it but it gave me a huge adrenalin rush. I had the opportunity to ride in jeeps/quad bikes/trucks around a bumpy track! The cars were super fast… I may have let out a slight scream on the quad bike…. Don’t judge me 😛  The driver certainly had no fear for death… thankfully there were no accidents and I’m able to tell the tale :O

Chloé xXx

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POP!ness – Wolf & Badger

July 30, 2014

Saturday 26th July at Wolf & Badger, 32 Dover Street, London, saw the launch of Sarah Ho Pop! Bracelets 🙂 Luckily for me and fellow blogging babies we were invited to the launch party! Alco-pops (and non alcoholic drinks) were served along with yummy cake lollies on offer to all customers. Wolf & Badger was decorated in accordance to the Pop!ness theme and everyone was in a joyful summers day mood… Perfeccccct. The designer, Sarah handed out POP! Bracelets to all bloggers; I chose a large Orange bracelet with the yellow gold detail. Actually I loved them so much I bought two more! I have worn them everyday since.

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