Have you ever heard of IKrush before? I am the first to admit I was completely oblivious to this brand until I was contacted by the lovely Gemma who wanted to tell me all about their online boutique of clothing, shoes and accessories. I had a good look around the site and was impressed by how modern it looked and how easy it was to use. IKrush was founded in 2012 in Glasgow with an aim of providing high quality fashion at a reasonable price. They seem to have done the trick too, with gorgeous clothing, especially dresses! Shoes, handbags and even a selection of jewellery and other accessories.
When Curvissa got in contact with me to see if I wanted to be involved in a 5-way review of the Ostrich Textured Clutch Bag*, I knew immediately what I wanted to style it for! Valentines Day is approaching this weekend and although my husband and I don’t really celebrate it, we are going out for a meal at Nandos (my choice) during the next few days. I’m a firm believer that you should show your significant other that you love them every single day, not just February 14th!
If you’ve never heard of Online Avenue before, you might want to sit up and listen, especially if you love shoes like I do! Online Avenue are an online store selling footwear with an aim to expanding to both clothing and accessories and they have some really affordable pieces. I am a huge fan of heels, and I don’t own enough of them even though they are much easier to buy as your feet generally don’t change in size. I was recently very lucky to be given the opportunity to review some beautiful embellished heels* and I must admit, I couldn’t wait for the postman to arrive.
I have had a bit of a run of good luck lately, winning £250 of Evans vouchers, a Ciate nail varnish gingerbread house set and a letterbox Christmas cake of my choice from Baker Days. This giveaway was run by the lovely Sally from The Human Mannequin and I was lucky enough to receive my cake in the post a couple of days ago.
My love affair with corsets started around 10 years ago when I was shopping with my sister in London to help her find a structured corset ballgown to wear to a school black tie event for the parents. All very posh I must say! I’d never really heard of corsets before, especially not ones with steel boning but while we were in the middle of a boutique shop scattered with hundreds of different styles I thought I would try one on while I was waiting to ease my boredom. My sister could shop in the Olympics! The result I got was absolutely outstanding. I was a little bigger than I am now, with a 38 inch (or bigger) waist, yet the steel boned corset that I was wearing nipped me in, in all the right places giving me the perfect hourglass figure. I was mesmerised by my reflection staring back at me!
Not so long ago I mentioned that I was cancelling my Glossybox subscription because I felt that the money I was spending (although reasonable) could be better spent elsewhere. I felt like I was missing out on it in September, so I resubscribed without even missing a box and while I was sitting in an outpatients department of a hospital with my mum and wifi access I may have subscribed to Birchbox too. Oops!