Thursday, 27 September 2012

PORTUGAL DIARY | DAY 2


My second day in Portugal was amazing! After a lovely breakfast in the hotel, we decided to set off to the Design Museum which was absolutely amazing. I saw several jaw dropping vintage designer garments from Givenchy to Versace, as well as some beautiful furniture designs by famous interior designers. 
After that, we jumped onto the train for about 30mins and ended up on the beaches of Cascais. It was so beautiful and relaxing, there were palm trees everywhere, beautiful rocks and the sea was bluey-green... Paradise!
I actually fell asleep in the sun for about an hour, woops! I definitely relaxed myself today lol

Hope you are all well!

Tolu x
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Tuesday, 25 September 2012

TODAY I WISH I WORE... MINTS & CORALS

mint loveMy love for mint has not died down at all since spring, if anything, it worsened when I saw this mint clutch from H&M whilst in the shopping here in Portugal yesterday! I love clashing mints with corals and whites because they create a fresh and cool finish to outfits. My friend also had this amazing red fur cardigan that she wore so casually with her converses, which inspired the look and once again my another style obsession has awoken. I can't wait for the cold already to pull out all my faux fur pieces stuffed away in storage!
After all Autumn is my favourite month, bring it on! :)

Top - Ginatricot.com
Mint Jeans - Hudson
Bag - H&M
Faux Fur Jacket - DKNY
Collar - Wallis
White Converses
NARS Sheer Lipstick - Mayflower
NARS Nail Polish in Storm Bird

Tolu x
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Monday, 24 September 2012

PORTUGAL PHOTO DIARY | DAY 1


Finally, my vacation has arrived! I traveled to Portugal today for a 5-day holiday away from hectic, busy old London. It was such a quick journey, just under three hours and time flew by so fast (Probably because I was so excited). 
As soon as we landed, we checked our luggage into our rooms at our lovely hotel and started exploring. We had a really a relaxed day, enjoyed a very 'interesting' lunch and very spicy 'Nandos Style' dinner. We had so much time to get comfortable with the area and walked around the town a lot, luckily we are near the riverside.
I have a feeling I will be very snappy-happy and taking a lot of pics out here. So I thought I'd keep you all updated with some pics of what I get up to out here.
The weather has been unexpectedly amazing and hot so we hope to have some more fun in the sun. More pics to come :)

Tolu x
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WINNER | MUA COSMETICS GIVEAWAY!


Hi everyone!

I hope you have all been well! 
I just want to a big say thank you to you ALL for taking part in my giveaway. I was so shocked and happy at the great response from you all! All of your comments came straight through to my phone, so I was able to see them almost immediately. It was so lovely to hear all of your favorite make up brands, from the MAC's to the Urban Decay's and the Sleek lovers!

Now to announce the lucky winner of my blogs 1st Birthday competition, selected at random, is...........

***** SHAIMAA *****

Congratulations Shaimaa, I will be sending you an email very soon!
I hope you enjoy your prize.

I will be giving away a September Joliebox Beauty Box very soon dolls, so be on the lookout and enter away! I really appreciate you for your great support :)

Tolu x
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Monday, 17 September 2012

STYLE IT SOHO!


Last week has been very eventful. I spent my time working hard and planning for a shoot for Elexu's Style It Soho Blogger event and competition. I was delighted to be invited into the Elexu head office to meet with the team once again and other fashion professionals.
Our task was to recreate the style of Soho in Central London. So we were sent out into the streets for a shoot to capture our take on style in Soho.
The images above are one of the outfits by put together by the stylist Desiree Tiwalade and shot by the amazing photographer, Lisa Leversiedge.
Images from the shoot will be uploaded onto the Elexu website where everyone will be free to vote for our images as of the 23rd Sept 2012.

Tolu x
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Sunday, 9 September 2012

BEAUTY GIVEAWAY | I'M ONE! | CLOSED!

Happy Sunday Lovelies!

As you may know from an earlier post, my blog had it's first birthday last month! Yay!
I really appreciate all the support, your lovely comments and I can't wait to have another lovely year with my post and interacting with you all. You all know I love MUA cosmetics so, as a small thank you, I bought a few MUA and Simple products for a mini 'Fashinate Me Birthday' giveaway for my blog followers!

It's very simple and all you have to do is:

1. Leave a comment on this post stating your favourite beauty/fashion brand and you must include your email for contact and name!
2. You must be a follower of my blog :) (It's a thank you for all your support!)
3. Please let everyone know by Tweeting"Check out @ToluFashD's Beauty GIVEAWAY on FashinateMe.blogspot.co.uk!"

Rules:

FM - There will be ONE winner who will be announced in a blog post soon!
FM - The giveaway ends on the 23rd September 2012 - 00:00 GMT (London)
FM - The giveaway is open to ALL my readers (My international readers too!)
FM - The winner will be selected at random using a random name generator
FM - I will then notify the winner via email, the winner must respond within 3 days or another lucky follower will be selected!
FM - One entry per person
FM - TO THE WINNER: You will need to provide me with your address for postage of the prize so please be aware.

The Prizes are: 

MUA Trio Eyeshadow Set in Pink Sorbet // MUA Lip Gloss in Shade 1 // MUA Extreme Curl Mascara in Black // 2 MUA Nail Varnishes in Shade 3 & 21 // Simple Refreshing Facial Gel Wash // Simple Hydrating Light Moisturiser

Good luck to all! I can't wait to announce the winner soon, enter now!!!

Twitter & Instagram: @ToluFashD

Tolu x

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Friday, 7 September 2012

VOGUE FNO '12 | PHOTO DIARY!


Hey Dolls!

Hope you have all had a lovely day and are enjoying the lovely weather. This weekend is going to be really hot too so make the most of it while it lasts!

I set out to Vogue's Fashion Night Out in London to see what this year had to offer and I had so much fun. 
I initially set off to see the fun happening at my fave high street stores River Island, Zara where they had the usual, drinks, dj's, discounts and nail manicures. 

I then moved on to New Bond Street which is essentially "where it was at". The atmosphere here was amazing and the goodies made me even more happy!
I was wowed by the show Hermes put on with 60's swing dancers, a photo shoot and styling sessions with their famous silk scarves. 
The beautiful singer Delilah was at Topshop singing all her latest tracks and gave a wonderful performance; time to update my iPod with some of her songs.

I then ended the evening by heading to my fave vintage shop Beyond Retro to see how they were celebrating the evening and ended up finding a stunning dress :)

I had so much fun I didn't want to leave!! Can't wait for next years already.

Pics:

A Vogue Mini Cooper in River Island // A Band Performing in Pull & Bear // Champagne in Intimissimi // A Pink Carpet at Accessorize // New Collection at MAC // The New Vaseline 'Pink Bubbly" in Selfridges // Victoria Secrets in New Bond Street // A Batiste Dry Shampoo Bar Outside D&G // Crowds outside Mulberry // Freebies from Folli Follie // Press on Tattoos at Hermes // Delilah Performing at Topshop // Me and my colleague fooling around // Goodies!

Check out what I got up to last year at VFNO 2011 here!!

Tolu x
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