February 2016 | Just Sarah xoxo

Monday, 29 February 2016

#HEALTH | Why eat crickets? Lets talk superfoods w/ CROBAR

Admittedly eating crickets isnt something common unless you are on a game show ....or are a lizard. If you are a lizard and are somehow reading this then i guess you already know the benefits.....but for those of the less scaley kind i will explain! As you may know from my previous posts and most probably my twitter :') i attended the blogger hangout LFW event and that is where i discovered CROBAR.

Aside from the crickets which catch your attention i also think the packaging has been well thought out. It is really pleasing and fresh and the actual packet seems to keep the bar really fresh inside. So lets talk a little more about crickets are why you should eat them.

The bars -

✓ Protein Packed
✓ Gluten-Free
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Saturday, 27 February 2016

#OOTD | Tuxedo dress - casual & classy




 Hello!! It was my birthday on the 25th, hence the balloons and banners!
 It was also my blogs 1st birthday, awww, happy birthday little one!


 ANYWAY......

I got this lovely tuxedo dress from inlovewithfashion.com . 
With the intention of wearing it to LFW but that all went to pot because i couldnt get time off of work. I couldnt just stand by whilst it was hanging over my chair waiting to be worn any longer so i have still photographed the dress but its an inside job! I wish i could of shot it in the daylight or at an event but here is the next best thing! 
Let me tell you why i love the dress first! It is either super casual and i think flower child like or super classy. I have shown you how i think that is in my photos. Lets talk through it...




 Here is the look i consider classy, the look that you can dress up and wear out to a bar or meal. The dress is a blush colour which is a light pink/creamy colour. Which i think is pretty refreshing, i tend to buy black dresses?!! ALL the time ? I think its the easiest option sometimes. I love the button detailing cos its so smart, the dress itself is pretty simple i think it is the buttons and the collar that really makes it. I really love it! I paired it with these NEW LOOK over the knee boots, so you dont even have to wear tights if it a little chilly! 


 



A more casual look here. So i just simply put a top underneath, my top of choice is actually a jumper from ASOS . A roll neck of course :) any colour that you fancy will work. You can leave it as a dress or you can also put on jeans and unbutton the dress so it looks like a blazer! I think it looks really smart that way too. I paired it with these MISSGUIDED wedge boots.

What do you think?

xoxo









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Thursday, 25 February 2016

#REVIEW | Blogger Hangout LFW event product reviews

Further to my latest blog post about the Blogger Hangout LFW event here are my reviews of some of my favourite products ( there are just too many!!)
CO-YO...yo yo hey co-yo. Im now a co-yo fangirl & not just because the guy on the stall was a charmer hehe im a big coconut lover and in yoghurt form it is a double win. The people at co-yo obviously wanted to make it a triple win and did - plenty of flavours. The flavours include vanilla, chocolate, mange, cherry and more. The yoghurt is dairy free and vegan- so all my dairy free friends you can come and enjoy it too :) it was so refreshing and tasty and you can eat it guilt free! No pesky sugars but all the taste, mmmmm.
Vanilla and chocolate was my fave.
Lets talk cocktails! The sex and the city kind of cocktail are my fave, the more elaborate and fruity the more i love. I have evolved as a woman in genral and swapped the vodka and coke for the more healthy and sophisticated (if i do say so myself hehe) fruity cocktails. The cocktail mania stall looked as gorgeous as the drinks tasted! They had different flavours which included rum punch which is the orange colour, a yellow one which tasted more pineapple-y and sweet and a green one which i think was a lime-y kinda flavour. The yellow one was literallllly so tasty and if it didnt have 8% alcohol volume i would of drank a gallon :')

The ARK skincare stall was so rammed it was crazy. I think this brand was really in demand and i can see why. Not only is the packaging so gorgeous but the ladies at the stall were lovely and did an amazing job of explaining all about their products to each and every blogger! So, i picked up this pre cleanse and it is marvellous. It is formulated to get rid of all your makeup and grub, even waterprrof mascara! So i tried it out and it does what it says. I normally use a eye makeup remover which i find does work but it still elaves traces of my eye makeup and isnt so soft on my skin. This i used is very very nourishing and hydrating and soft, if you use a baby wipe you getthat awful stinging and this doesnt hurt at all. Whats more is that the ingredients are all natural, no nasty chemicals! A lot of skincare products have some sort of alcohol in them and it can really dry out your skin. If you are looking for a gentle and beautiful smelling cleanser - cos lets face it, it helps then i would urge you to try this! BUY HERE
Lets talk heaven with Deborah Mitchell! I spoke to the woman on the stall and let her know that i have problems with larger pores than usually on my face! Dont judge me, of course i wash my faace but i dont always get time to do the cleanse, tone, face mask steps! I wish i did cos that way my face would probably have smaller pores! So this can be used as a little trick, of course she did advised me to cleans and tone and then to use a little of this oil. Believe me when i say a little goes a long way! It is in a pipette and as it is oily it comes out fast! 
Here are the features of the oil -
  • Super boost non-performing skin and skincare with just a drop of Heaven serums
  • CLARIFYING OIL SERUM
  • The secret to an airbrushed skin tone. High in vitamin A, E and C to regenerate healthy smooth looking skin. Natural antioxidant properties and UV filters to preserve while removing
  • pigmentation and restoring moisture.
It makes your skin so soft afte about 20 seconds of it soaking in! No joke! I personally feel like it does what a makeup primer does, wih the smoothing of imperfections. Of course if doesnt cover spots etc cos it isnt a concealer but it gives your skin an all over glow. You can even put it in a moisturiser so its not as oily, if you dont like oil on your skin. On my skin though- i have oily/combo skin it applies well and dries out but still keeping your skin hydrated if that makes any sense at all haha we all know when you apply vaseline to your skin it is sticky as hell and doesnt sink in, well this is the opposite. The only think i wasnt keen on at first was the smell cos its kind of like aromatherapy oils but the smell does die down! I would totally recommend it for anyone with my large pore problem, anoyone who has dry skin or feels like their skin is lacking plumpness.  BUY HERE  

XOXO
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Wednesday, 24 February 2016

#EVENT | Blogger Hangout LFW event




 hello hello.
 First off i want to apologise for the quality of my photos, i had to use my iphone 6 in a really crammed/ dark area...bloggers worst nightmare i know! I actually broke my digital camera trying to take a non sexy selfie haha after only like 4 weeks of owning it!! i know right!!? Anyway back on topic, a few days ago i attended the Bloggers Hangout LFW event and i did squeal when i got the invite :) im a huge huge fan of the Bloggers Hangout. The event was brilliant, full of new and amazing brands, some i have heard of and some i am glad to of discovered. Music pumping and the sound of bloggers networking! My kinda partaaay ;) im so happy i got to give out my business cards too! I had fears i would have 100 branded business cards with no home to go to and that would be the ultimate failure ha but i gave out more than i thought so as a top blogging tip i really really advise you to create your own, it is so much easier than writing your name and email on a piece of paper! I got mine from vistaprint!


Im going to do an in depth review of some of my fave products and link the post HERE, otherwise its going to be pretty long winded. But for now here is all the brands and their socials :

SKINCARE/BEAUTY -

I was suprised how a lot of the stalls were food and drinks and most of them healthy, vegan or sugar free foods. Im not complaining though as it has helped me to find healthy alternatives. I constantly look for yummy snack bars cos i tend to pick up different ones from supermarkets and try them and then never eat them again cos they taste vile! Everything i tasted from this event i really did enjoy but we will see in time if i like them long term!

You cant pass up the chance to try crickets :')

what is your favourite brand from the list?

xoxo


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Tuesday, 23 February 2016

#OOTD | Pastel party



The final installment of my high neck dresses and hats! I gotta say this is probably my favourite. I think the pastel purple and the cream hat really work well together, more than i ever expected anyway! I know a few of you may think the dress is prety shapeless or maybe even looks like a sack on me but i actually really dig this look. Some days i really cant be bothered with tight fitting clothes or even jeans for that matter...this is super warm, super comfy and i think stylish. I paired it with my first ever pair of brogues hehe. This dress i actually picked up from ASOS HQ for LFW! 
BTW. the brogues are wide fit, i literalllllly have the most awkward
feet to fit shoes so these are comfy for any wide feeted ladies out there!
Im looking to visit Amsterdam in the next few months and feel like this outfit is perfect for the city there <3

I was planning to wear this to LFW but i didnt end up going because of work commitments - BOOO *thumbs down* but i wanted to show it to you nonetheless.

if anyone here went to LFW i hope you had fun and link me yout outfits!
i wanna see :)

Dress - ASOS
Shoes -Newlook

xoxo



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Saturday, 20 February 2016

#OOTD | ASOS navy

Episode deux of my high neck dresses & hats. This little navy number is my new LBD, im not getting out of it haha i have been wearing it for days and dont ever want to put it in the wash :'( it is soooooo comfy!! I love the long sleeves which have the cutest roll up detail on them. I mean its just the perfect dress for everything, i wear joggers with it, jeans and of course bare legged and with ankle boots! It is just the perfect dress to combine with everything. <3
One of my best purchases this year!
It is from ASOS.com which i have directly linked, here.
The hat is from a charity shop, vintage darling! 

XOXO
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Friday, 19 February 2016

#OOTD | Re-living the decades

You may recognise the following photos from a previous #ootd post that i did but im currently re-living the outfits so i can take part in the most amazing competition i have come across so far. If you are like me and LOVE the decades fashion gone by then maybe you ought to enter the competition too! Oxfam are holding a vintage outfit competition and you can be in the chance of becoming the face of Oxfam's online shop for one of the decades, as you can see i picked the 70's :) i didnt just pick it because of how influential the fashion is but because i feel that it is timeless! Last year the 70's trend came back with a spring in  its step and had everyone walking around in flares and tassels! Proves just how versatile it is, even to this day my must have wardrobe item is a good old turtle neck! 



Most items are now in the sale!
Directly linked
vvv
Yellow dress - Missguided
Wrap heels - Missguided

Hat - Newlook
Flares - BOOHOO (only £5 now !!)
Septum ring - LAMODA
High neck 


what is your favourite fashion decade?

XOXO
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Wednesday, 17 February 2016

#OOTD | NY Sailor

As part of a 3 day high neck and hats extravaganza, cos admittedly i spend most my days in high necks here is the first installment. Of course i named is NY sailor due to the stripy nature of the dress and the NY cap! The dress is of a stretchy material and quite floaty which i love cos its so perfect for lounging in. I also can picture myself wearing this dress in summer cos its not that thick a material that it will be too hot to wear. I adore stripes and the dress is just a great addition to my wardrobe. It is from Boutique of Molly.
The site has some pretty trendy dresses on there for decent prices so girls do check them out! I will link my dress , HERE.

xoxo

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