Spring 2015 LookBook: Pink Picnic

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FashionFake, a UK fashion and lifestyle blog. Paint the town pink with this cute Spring ready outfit!
FashionFake, a UK fashion and lifestyle blog. Paint the town pink with this cute Spring ready outfit!
FashionFake, a UK fashion and lifestyle blog. Paint the town pink with this cute Spring ready outfit!
FashionFake, a UK fashion and lifestyle blog. Paint the town pink with this cute Spring ready outfit!
what i'm wearing: poncho* Blue Vanilla // dress (underneath) Urban Outfitters // shoes boohoo.com (old) // bag* Just Fab // necklace Zara // belt Topshop

Spring is rapidly unwrapping in front of us and I'm hoping soon the morning frost will no longer grace cars in the morning, but will be replaced with glorious sunshine and warmer evenings. This poncho was sent to me from Blue Vanilla via the etailPR Blogger Network just in time to start thinking abut picnic season - which is what the pattern reminds me of, a very stylish picnic blanket!
I love ponchos - I think they're such a great way to cover up when it's chilly and easy to layer. I dressed this poncho up and made it part of an outfit, rather than use it as outerwear in this instance: an outfit like this will look great going out for an evening spent in pub gardens, lunch on the terrace and anywhere you know you will be spending time outside.

I don't usually wear a lot of pink, but this poncho really caught my eye because I love the pastel shades and I thought this style would be perfect for Spring. When styling, I just paired it with different shades of pink, and broke down the colour with golds and browns but actually I really enjoyed wearing this outfit - it made me feel like a little doll!
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Nivea Pure & Natural Day and Night Cream Review

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FashionFake, a UK fashion and lifestyle blog. Find out what I thought about these hughstreet facial creams in my review of the Nivea Pure & Natural Day and Night cream review.
FashionFake, a UK fashion and lifestyle blog. Find out what I thought about these hughstreet facial creams in my review of the Nivea Pure & Natural Day and Night cream review.
FashionFake, a UK fashion and lifestyle blog. Find out what I thought about these hughstreet facial creams in my review of the Nivea Pure & Natural Day and Night cream review.
Nivea Pure & Natural Moisturising Day and Regenerating Night face creams

I recently ran out of my moisturiser and had to rush out to buy a new face cream as I know how important good moisture is as a part of your daily skincare routine. I usually tend to spend quite a bit on moisturisers as I think your skin is, or should be, an investment - taking care of it early in your life will save you all those Botox and facelifts in the future. However, as my local Boots just had to do the job this time as I couldn't get to a department store and waiting for an online deliver was not an option, I decided to go for something new from the highstreet.
Years ago I used to only use the Johnson's Daily Essentials Hydrating 24hr Day Cream which cost me £3.99 and made my skin look glowing, clear and nourished, but over time it just stopped working for my skin. By that time I was out of uni and working full time so I could afford to spend more money on my skincare, but I was now interested to see how highstreet moisturising face creams would measure up against the likes of creams which cost around £30.

I picked up these Nivea Pure & Natural Moisturising Day Cream and Regenerating Night Cream as they were on offer in Boots and also I liked the '95% of natural origin' promise on the box. I like skincare to consist of more natural ingredients as they tend to preserve skin better than harsh chemicals, plus it always feels that you're just adding on top of the daily pollution your skin faces. These face creams contain Argan Oil and Aloe Vera, both of which are fantastic for your skin. Both of the face creams are also suitable for sensitive skin.

I have been using the moisturisers for about a week and I'm very impressed with them. When I first posted about the creams on Instagram, a few of you mentioned that you have been using these creams and give them a thumbs up, so I was really excited to see how they react with my skin. For me, an ideal day cream is easily absorbed, non greasy and non shiny - but keeps your skin nourished through the day; an ideal night cream is easily absorbed but heavier than the day cream as nighttime is ideal for getting your skin nurtured with healthy oils.

I really like the whipped texture of the Nivea Pure & Natural face creams - it's easily absorbed into the skin and doesn't leave a shine, however skin feels plump and nourished. I have noticed that it has made me skin brighter since I've been using it which is an achievement as usually when I'm stressed and tired my skin looks dull and grey. I also love how nourished my skin feels - not greasy, but I know it's well moisturised.
I'm really impressed by these highstreet moisturisers - the big tubs will last me for ages as you really only need a tiny amount to spread over your face, and I also can't wait to see what my skin will look like after a month of using these. I give the Nivea Pure & Natural Moisturising Day Cream and Regenerating Night Cream a 10/10!
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Superdry AW15 Press Event

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FashionFake, a UK fashion and lifestyle blog. Read on to find out all about the Superdry AW15 collections and get style inspiration from outfit photos of the event!
FashionFake, a UK fashion and lifestyle blog. Read on to find out all about the Superdry AW15 collections and get style inspiration from outfit photos of the event!
FashionFake, a UK fashion and lifestyle blog. Read on to find out all about the Superdry AW15 collections and get style inspiration from outfit photos of the event!
FashionFake, a UK fashion and lifestyle blog. Read on to find out all about the Superdry AW15 collections and get style inspiration from outfit photos of the event!
FashionFake, a UK fashion and lifestyle blog. Read on to find out all about the Superdry AW15 collections and get style inspiration from outfit photos of the event!
FashionFake, a UK fashion and lifestyle blog. Read on to find out all about the Superdry AW15 collections and get style inspiration from outfit photos of the event!
FashionFake, a UK fashion and lifestyle blog. Read on to find out all about the Superdry AW15 collections and get style inspiration from outfit photos of the event!
FashionFake, a UK fashion and lifestyle blog. Read on to find out all about the Superdry AW15 collections and get style inspiration from outfit photos of the event!
FashionFake, a UK fashion and lifestyle blog. Read on to find out all about the Superdry AW15 collections and get style inspiration from outfit photos of the event!
FashionFake, a UK fashion and lifestyle blog. Read on to find out all about the Superdry AW15 collections and get style inspiration from outfit photos of the event!
FashionFake, a UK fashion and lifestyle blog. Read on to find out all about the Superdry AW15 collections and get style inspiration from outfit photos of the event!
FashionFake, a UK fashion and lifestyle blog. Read on to find out all about the Superdry AW15 collections and get style inspiration from outfit photos of the event!
FashionFake, a UK fashion and lifestyle blog. Read on to find out all about the Superdry AW15 collections and get style inspiration from outfit photos of the event!
FashionFake, a UK fashion and lifestyle blog. Read on to find out all about the Superdry AW15 collections and get style inspiration from outfit photos of the event!
FashionFake, a UK fashion and lifestyle blog. Read on to find out all about the Superdry AW15 collections and get style inspiration from outfit photos of the event!

On Thursday I attended the Superdry AW15 Press Event at the Ham Yard Hotel in London, which was held in the venues slick basement bowling alley decorated in traditional 50s with elements of of African inspiration - it looked amazing. Superdry showcased their latest women and mens collections which saw new style elements from the brand like womens activewear with bright colours and stretch fabrics, and mens rugby inspired tops.
I was also pleasantly surprised that the brand is bringing out party wear pieces like sequinned skirts and dresses which look absolutely gorgeous and really comfortable to wear. That's what I love about the brand - Superdy items are durable, comfortable and now there's a range which allows you to wear Superdry not only on casual days, but also on occasions. I love my classic joggers and fur hood gillet - they're my go to items for cosy Winter days! But it's great to see that I can now pick up pieces like the sequin skirt which I can dress up or down, like shown on the mannequin. I also noticed a lot of tailoring in the latest collections, especially in coats and jackets, which is brilliant as Superdry outerwear is so fantastic for Winter but I thought it was always too casual to wear to meetings and office days, so I'll be sure to pick up a tailored coat for AW15.
There is a lot of attention to detail which goes into the pieces: I noticed that womens beanies had very subtle but gorgeous diamante embellishment; on seemingly plain items you could always rely on a printed strap or appliqué to make it stand out in the crowd, and I loved the mix of sequin and wool patterns on the skirts.
Some of my favourite pieces from the collection have been the shearling backpack (so much love for this!), the silver sequin skirt and the red biker jacket which I tried on for #MySuperdry - a competition Superdry are running and the attendee who wore the jacket best will win it, so keep your fingers crossed for me!

The event itself was fantastic - I met a lot of lovely people behind the Superdry brand, met some lovely bloggers including Plamena from Fashion Thrills and Jaime from Boy Meets Fashion and filled my tummy with delicious sliders, buttermilk chicken and champagne! I also had the veggie burgers which I think were filled with aubergine and were absolutely delicious so I'm going to try and recreate them at home.
I 'rediscovered' the brand, so to say, as I had a very specific view of the style and ethos behind Superdry but my eyes have been opened to a completely different side of it with a huge variety of style, and I think knowing the drivers of the brand helps get an understanding of the pieces and just how much thought and effort goes into bringing you incredible quality pieces with a fashion edge.

Do you shop at Superdry? What do you think of the brand? Has this post changed your opinion of the brand?
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Spring 2015 LookBook: Dress from Fashion Pills

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FashionFake, a UK fashion and lifestyle blog. Get ready for romantic nights and welcome spring in this gorgeous sparkly dress from Fashion Pills.
FashionFake, a UK fashion and lifestyle blog. Get ready for romantic nights and welcome spring in this gorgeous sparkly dress from Fashion Pills.
FashionFake, a UK fashion and lifestyle blog. Get ready for romantic nights and welcome spring in this gorgeous sparkly dress from Fashion Pills.
FashionFake, a UK fashion and lifestyle blog. Get ready for romantic nights and welcome spring in this gorgeous sparkly dress from Fashion Pills.
FashionFake, a UK fashion and lifestyle blog. Get ready for romantic nights and welcome spring in this gorgeous sparkly dress from Fashion Pills.
what i'm wearing: dress* Fashion Pills // jacket River Island (old) // boots* Shoe Zone // necklace Topshop

I love discovering new online fashion boutiques and when I was contacted by Fashion Pills, a fashion destination which gathers the best from brands such as Cheap Monday, Glamorous, Vans and their own FP Collections, I was so excited to browse the site an find the fashion pill to get me through SS15.
I picked this little number from the FP Collections - a nude sequin mini dress with slim cross back straps. At first when I received the dress I was a bit like "Oh my gosh, it's so short" but actually when I put the dress on it was the perfect length. I love how the sequins are almost in a lace like pattern - the dress is definitely boutique and individual. It also reminds me of something Rumi Neely would feature on Fashion Toast and we all know how much I love her blog and style!
In this outfit I styled my sequin mini dress with a leather jacket and some buckle boots as the weather is still quite chilly and I wanted to toughen this look up for daytime.

Fashion Pills is a really welcoming online boutique with a huge variety of styles and brands available, and items which you know will not only be the latest in season but also a staple piece in your wardrobe. I also really love the website, like the Meet the Team page (stalker, I know right? But I like knowing who's behind the brand!) where you really get the feel like this is a well put together and fun team.
I've already followed the brand and I can tell there will be several purchases from Fashion Pills landing on my doorstep...
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FashionFake Cooks: Talapia Fillets with Chilli and Lime

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FashionFake, a UK fashion and lifestyle blog. FashionFake cooks is a series of easy, homemade recipes aimed to help cook delicious and healthy meals at home. Talapia fish fillets with chilli and lime.
FashionFake, a UK fashion and lifestyle blog. FashionFake cooks is a series of easy, homemade recipes aimed to help cook delicious and healthy meals at home. Talapia fish fillets with chilli and lime.
FashionFake, a UK fashion and lifestyle blog. FashionFake cooks is a series of easy, homemade recipes aimed to help cook delicious and healthy meals at home. Talapia fish fillets with chilli and lime.
FashionFake, a UK fashion and lifestyle blog. FashionFake cooks is a series of easy, homemade recipes aimed to help cook delicious and healthy meals at home. Talapia fish fillets with chilli and lime.
FashionFake, a UK fashion and lifestyle blog. FashionFake cooks is a series of easy, homemade recipes aimed to help cook delicious and healthy meals at home. Talapia fish fillets with chilli and lime.

I saw some Talapia fish fillets on offer in Tesco and I decided to buy them to try out a simple, healthy and fragrant recipe. I haven't tried Talapia before so I was very excited to see what it will taste like andI can now tell you it is a very 'meaty' fish - it has substance. I can imagine Talapia fillets would be fantastic on a grill with a squeeze of lemon, or shallow fried with spices. As I wasn't overly hungry, but felt like I needed to eat something light and tasty, I created this quick and easy recipe - perfect for midweek nights when you don't have much time to cook.

You will need:
Talapia fish fillets
1 lime
Purple sprouting broccoli
2 baby pak choi
1 red chili
Soy sauce
Coriander leaves
Coriander paste / dried coriander

Preheat your over to 200C. Get some foil and make a parcel, so the juices of the fish and lime don't leak out whilst cooking. Place the Talapia fillet into the parcel and squeeze half a lime, cut the chilli (to taste, I like spicy food so I used a whole chilli), and add a little coriander paste or dried coriander into the parcel. Seal and place in the over for 17 minutes.
Whilst the fish is cooking use a small pan to bring water to a boil and add your broccoli and pak choi - place the broccoli in first, then add pak choi after about 2-3 minutes as it literally takes a minute to cook. You can do this when the fish has been in the oven for about 13 minutes so the veg will be hot when plating.

After 17 minutes, remove the fish from the oven. Plate up your vegetables and fish, and use the juice from the fish along with the chillies to drizzle over the dish. Add a little soy sauce and fresh squeeze of lime to really liven things up on the plate, and add with a garnish of coriander.

This recipe is so quick and easy, but it is also mega healthy as it doesn't use any oil or sugar, and you control your salt intake by deciding how much (if any) soy sauce you would like on your dish. With tasty and easy food like this, you can keep up with your diet/detox as well as indulging in yummy food!
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Spring 2015 LookBook: Tough Boots with Shoe Zone

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FashionFake, UK fashion blog, Shoe Zone review, Spring 2015 lookbook, fashion bloggers
FashionFake, UK fashion blog, Shoe Zone review, Spring 2015 lookbook, fashion bloggers
FashionFake, UK fashion blog, Shoe Zone review, Spring 2015 lookbook, fashion bloggers
what i'm wearing: faux leather t-shirt* F&F at Tesco // skinny jeans (DIY rips) Primark // buckle boots* Shoe Zone // sunglasses Primark // watch Michael Kors

When I think about shoes from Shoe Zone, I always used to think of what the boys at school used to wear - clunky, cheap shoes. But when I was asked to review a pair of Shoe Zone shoes of my choice, I had a lot of fun picking out the shoes and also changing my opinion of the company.

I chose an ankle boot style with buckle detail and a block heel - comfortable and stylish, a perfect every day boot. When the box arrived, I actually realised that they use the same distributor company as several of the leading online bargain fashion retailers, so immediately I was pleasantly surprised. The shoes looked even better in real life than on the website, I could tell that they were made to be sturdy and I wouldn't have quality issues with the shoes. Overall, I was impressed! Thumbs up Shoe Zone for amplifying your trend game and changing perceptions of the store - I no longer look at the brand and think "bread loaf shoes", but more bargain fashion find.

I styled my boots with a faux leather t-shirt and some ripped jeans, which I customised myself as I the day I bought them I was kind of thinking I don't want to spend £40 on jeans with rips from Topshop, so I'll buy them for £10 from Primark and cut the rips myself - saving £30! Keep accessories to a couple statement pieces like round sunglasses and a chunky watch - you've now got the perfect everyday outfit to take you through Spring 2015!
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L'Oreal Elvive Fibrology review

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FashionFake, a UK fashion and lifestyle blog. L'Oreal Elvive Fibrology review, does the L'Oreal Elvive Fibrology mask and serum make a difference to hair thickness?
FashionFake, a UK fashion and lifestyle blog. L'Oreal Elvive Fibrology review, does the L'Oreal Elvive Fibrology mask and serum make a difference to hair thickness?
FashionFake, a UK fashion and lifestyle blog. L'Oreal Elvive Fibrology review, does the L'Oreal Elvive Fibrology mask and serum make a difference to hair thickness?
FashionFake, a UK fashion and lifestyle blog. L'Oreal Elvive Fibrology review, does the L'Oreal Elvive Fibrology mask and serum make a difference to hair thickness?

I'm forever on the lookout for ways to make my hair thicker, bouncier and bigger -Elvive Fibrology concentrates on doing exactly that. A little sceptical at first, I was hesitant in buying this range as I have tried other L'Oreal shampoos before and they were nice to use but didn't make any difference to my hair, however I decided to give this collection a go when I found it on offer in Boots.

I bought the L'Oreal Elvive Fibrology thickening shampoo and conditioner, Fibrology hair masque and the Fibrology booster (which is like a serum which you apply whilst washing your hair). The Elvive Fibrology range promises its users thicker hair wash after wash as it is specially developed with Filloxane to help increase the hair's diameter providing you with more body, bounce and thicker hair.
The thickening shampoo deep cleanses your hair and increases its diameter, whilst the thickening conditioner leaves your hair nourished and weightless. I also use the L'Oreal Elvive Fibrology thickness booster in-between the shampoo and conditioner to add thickness - just squeeze a generous measure of the serum into your hand and massage through hair, and this should maximise the effects of the shampoo and conditioner.
The L'Oreal Elvive Fibrology thickening masque is a great weekend treat for my hair - I smother it all over and let it do its magic for around 5-8 minutes, then rinse off. The mask nourishes your hair and also maximises the effect of the shampoo and conditioner.

I have been using the Fibrology range for about a month now and I'm so happy with the results - big, bouncy hair which feels nourished and lightweight, just as promised! I give this range 10/10, my hair feels super soft and looks so big without being frizzy. I would definitely recommend this range to anyone who wants thicker hair - well done L'Oreal!

FashionFake, a UK fashion and lifestyle blog. L'Oreal Elvive Fibrology review, does the L'Oreal Elvive Fibrology mask and serum make a difference to hair thickness?

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Spring 2015 LookBook: California Dreaming

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FashionFake, a UK fashion and lifestyle blog: brighten up your outfit with a bright floral head crown.
FashionFake, a UK fashion and lifestyle blog: brighten up your outfit with a bright floral head crown.
FashionFake, a UK fashion and lifestyle blog: brighten up your outfit with a bright floral head crown.
FashionFake, a UK fashion and lifestyle blog: brighten up your outfit with a bright floral head crown.
FashionFake, a UK fashion and lifestyle blog: brighten up your outfit with a bright floral head crown.
FashionFake, a UK fashion and lifestyle blog: brighten up your outfit with a bright floral head crown.
what i'm wearing: top New Look // jeans Zara // shoes Zara (just seen) // floral head crown Topshop

I have been keeping my eye on New Look for a little while now as they have been coming out with some amazing womens fashion pieces, but when I saw this seventies inspired California Dreaming t-shirt, I just had to have it. I usually stay away from slogan tops but this just reminded me of something I would find in a thrift store and see on photos from California beach in the 70s. It just has that cool, laid back style and when it's warmer I'm going to swap the flared jeans for a pair of denim hot pants and Vans.
I also want to draw your attention to my gorgeous floral head crown - I haven't really jumped on the bandwagon when headbands were all the rage, but it looks like they are coming back with a bang and I am on it! I saw this beauty in Topshop and just had to have it - it's a poppy style head crown, which I haven't seen much before so it grabbed me straight away.

I love this outfit styled in the seventies trend which is a massive hit for SS15 - it's fun, comfortable and trendy! Bring on the sunshine and the beach, I already have that California dreaming feeling!
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