Thursday, June 27, 2013

Violet Box: June Review

Hello Lovelies!

Cannot believe its already Thursday night! Days only seem to go past faster and faster! 

I would like to introduce to everyone "Violet box"!
 It recently launched in Australia this month and uses essential products to give to their subscribers. 

I received mine not long ago and didn't know what to quite expect when I opened it.
Usually with subscription boxes you are given maybe one full sized item, along with various sample sized products. Although with this box, it came with 3 Full sized items with 2 smaller packaged ones. This made me quite impressed with the whole box! 

Below is an image of the items sent. 




Besides trying the argania Oil for my hair (which smelt amazing), I was super excited to try the Calvin Klein gloss eyecolour in a beautiful shade of pop green and also the Lash Control mascara.

Whilst testing it out, I was surprised to find the middle section of the mascara squeezable. This allows one to control the amount of gel put on the mascara wand. 
The great thing about the mascara is that, it can be used both for your lashes and eyebrows! ..Who wouldn't love that :) 

Overall I would recommend this Beauty monthly Box, as the Full sized products and customer service did compel me! 

Have you ordered your Violet Box yet? ...if so Thoughts?

Until next time..I adore you all

Keep Smiling

Love Lilian x


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Friday, June 21, 2013

How to Style Current Trends! + Disco Pants ♡

Hello Beauties! 

Hope you're all enjoying your Friday! (God I love Fridays.) 

So I have put together a few of my recent current favorites and obsessions, in a Lookbook! I absolutely adore making these videos and posts. It shows one how quickly style can evolve, yet you can always make it your own! 

My First outfit is definitely much more of a nighttime, edgy Look! 
I teamed up my Romwe Tube top, with high waisted black tights from TideShe and these amazing and comfortable heels from Buy3a! 

To add a bit of gold to the outfit, I wore these beautiful earrings from Oumira :) 







My Second Outfit was more Flirty & Girly! 
I wore a long sleeved maxi dress from Romwe and matched it with a beautiful statement piece necklace from Oumira :) 
I would definitely wear this outfit to a night out party, Birthday or special event! 




The Third outfit was casual & fun!
I wore this beautiful loose, denim blouse from Sheinside, with tight black pants from Shilla :)
Super comfortable and stylish.




When I saw this Fourth Outfit, I automatically thought about how chic and elegant it would look on.
I wore this beautiful cream coloured dress from Shilla with Steve Madden black pumps.

Its a quite feminine look, definitely adore it :) 



My Fifth Outfit would have to be one of my favourite ones of all time..and I'm not kidding!
It made me feel confident, powerful and sexy..and it was quite simple too! 

I was looking for High waisted disco pants for the LONGEST time, when I came across these beauties from AxParis!! It made me SO happy! 
I teamed up the tights, with a white blouse with gold studs, from TideShe. 
To add sparkle, I wore my silver armour ring from Oumira. 









I hope you lovelies enjoyed the post & Video.
COMMENT BELOW your favourite look :) 



Until Next Time

Adore you all..Keep Smiling

Love Lilian x


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Maxted Thomas Blogger Event 2013

Happy Friday Beauties!

A few weeks ago now I had the honour in attending a lovely Blogger Event hosted by Maxted Thomas PR.
Walking  in, into the city showroom, everything was set beautifully and perfectly. 
They had stands set up for various reasons and a diverse range of  companies. From hair care, to skincare and beauty, Maxted Thomas is well ahead of their time.I met with my lovely friends and also got introduced to new lovely people. 


Some of the gifts I picked up were new to me, yet others I had been a big fan of in the past. 
The Nivea Lip Butters were the first items I walked to..(well ran to..lets be honest).


If you have also watched any of my past videos or read my blog posts, you'd know I have forever loved Orly nail polishes. So when we got to test out and review their new Winter and Autumn Collection, I was a bit too excited. I instantly picked up the colour "Boho Bonnet". Its a beautiful shade of a very light purple, grey colour and comes across as quite elegant to me. 

As a child I remember always seeing the "NIVEA" logo on my aunties makeup vanity, so it has always been a trusted brand for me to go to, when needed. I picked up their "Pure & Natural" Facial cleansing wipes, as well as their Body Lotion. I have been using it along with my self-tanner to give me a natural looking tan! Must say I also love the fact that the Nivea range is all 95% Natural! :) 

Comment below if you've ever tried any of these products and what your thoughts were!

Maxted Thomas Thanks again for your lovely event, adored every second :)

Until Next time, Keep Smiling!

Love Lilian x













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Thursday, June 6, 2013

How to be the BEST YOU!!

Happy Friday Beauties!!

A while ago, I had the lovely opportunity in meeting Brooke from "The Beautiful Think" over coffee.
Coming across her website definitely inspired me as it was about sustainable fashion, making you feel good and inspiration (which if you know me, you know I'd love!)

We got along so well, we decided to film an inspiring, yet fashion focused video together.
So we put together ways in which you could become the BEST..YOU! 

I think It can be so difficult to remain positive, confident and simply driven in this day and age, as its so easy to fall of track or focus if there are negativity around you..yet hopefully this video may make you fell good about yourself! 

We also put together lovely outfits from "The Beautiful  Think" suitable for a few people, with different style trends :) 

Brooke was also lovely enough to include a 20% OFF CODE called "LILIAN" for all the Colin Leslie Sunglasses range on "The Beautiful Think".

All Outfits and links have been posted below, Hope you enjoy!
Also don't forget to show Brooke some Love on her Facebook Page HERE :)




In the First Outfit, the lovely Brooke is wearing the Veryan Cotton Poplin Shirt, with these beautiful printed trousers from Lumley Trousers by Nearfar. Her clutch is the KAYU Anne Straw and Shell Clutch.

I love how her outfit has print incorporated in it, yet has this elegant and chic element to it! 





This Outfit I'm wearing has to be a favourite of mine, as I also wore it to an event on the red carpet a few months ago! It's sexy, yet classy (if you know what I mean). it's not too open, yet shows off ones curves. I'm wearing the Sophia Dress MUMU by MUMU organic.

I also teamed up this beautiful outfit with a KAYU Jen Straw Clutch with Turquoise Stone:






The second outfit I wore is definitely much more laid back and comfortable! 
I temed up my Veryan Ivory Shirt with these bright baby blue "Bhalo Cargo Shorts". 

and YAY the sunglasses I'm wearing now have a 20% OFF Code called "LILIAN"! So Thank You Brooke! :) 
They're the "ECO UNIT.T WIDE-EYED SUNGLASSES BY COLIN LESLIE" 



Brooke's Last outfit was this really pretty and plain dress by One Colour Lilly .
I think it's so important to wear something that makes you feel confident, positive and overall happy! 
We should never forget that :) 




To get to know Brooke more, with her amazing website "The Beautiful Think", don't forget to check out the interview I did of her below :) 


When did you begin "The Beautiful Think" and what inspired you?

TBT launched only 4 months ago (December 2012) but inspiration for it came in April last year (gosh a year ago now!). I’m a huge fan of Peppermint Magazine (amazing eco fashion mag) – it’s full of inspiring designers creating the most beautiful clothing out of sustainable and organic materials. I just loved how they were living their values and designing stylish fashion that considered the environment and garment industry workers.

I thought how fabulous would it be to have a website where all of these designers were available to buy in the one place, to make buying sustainable fashion as convenient as buying fashion that didn’t make these considerations (also known as fast fashion or throwaway fashion). The website had to be stylish though because I’m not a hippy and a lot of women who want sustainable clothing don’t consider themselves hippies either!


: We love the fact that "The Beautiful Think" carries sustainable Fashion! How did this process even begin?

Thank you! I LOVE the labels that we sell and I want them all!!!

It began with me doing loads of research into different labels that were sustainable and/or socially responsible (so ethical: fair rights, conditions and wages for workers, or fulfilling a social need e.g. garments produced by local artisans who receive ethical conditions as well as free healthcare and schooling). Then I got in touch with them and within a month I had around 15 designers on board! It was so exciting and scary at the same time… :)

Now I get contacted by designers all the time, as well as bloggers, models, magazines and fans that really love the TBT philosophy. We’ve had two photo shoots now where I’ve gotten to plan out, direct and style each look – so much fun!! 

I’m so fortunate to be surrounded by so many inspiring, creative and talented people through The Beautiful Think. I love what I do!

Where does your love and passion for sustainable clothing come from?

It comes from a love for sustainability and mindful living in general – always being mindful of your impact and being connected with the environment and to who you are as a person. Sustainable fashion is part of an overall philosophy of living a beautiful and meaningful life that involves thinking about where your clothes come from and how they were made. (Made by children in a sweatshop? No thank you!). 

Sustainable clothing is all about awareness – once you know that the majority of clothing is made with toxic chemicals that devastate the ecosystem, or in factories with questionable human rights practices – it’s hard to not go down the sustainable route. And the great thing is, sustainable fashion these days is stylish and beautiful, no longer hippy. 

But my favourite thing about wearing sustainable and ethical clothing is that it gives you this amazing connection with your outfit and you get to share such great stories with other people. “This dress? It supports local communities in Bangladesh, where tailors receive free healthcare, schooling and counseling for their families.” – what a cool thing to share!

 Where do you see "The Beautiful Think" heading in, over 5-10 years time?  and lastly..

I see The Beautiful Think being a major hub for beautiful, sustainable clothing and really changing the way people engage with fashion. I can see it being a place that people go to learn more about the mindful living philosophy (have you checked out our blog? Each week we write articles on all sorts of topics, like self-love, empowerment, sustainability, eating organic, how to find a job you love etc. It has received such great feedback from readers!)

I can see a fabulous future of providing gorgeous sustainable clothing for customers, uncovering new and inspiring eco designers and generally loving life and all things TBT stands for.


 Since TBT is about wanting to make a difference, if there was one thing that you would change, how would you make a difference? Questions: 

I would love to change people’s level of connection with themselves and the environment. It’s a lack of connection that has lead to such personal sadness and conflict and to the plundering of the environment for economic gain. 

When we lose connection with ourselves, we look for external things and people to make us happy and fill us up - (this new dress will make me happy! If I looked like the girl in the magazine I would be happy! Etc etc) But happiness comes only when we are totally connected with and accept who we are, just the way we are (and that person btw is awesome!). When we love and value ourselves, we are capable of fully loving and valuing the environment.

A loss of connection with the environment sees our gorgeous natural resources being abused or polluted with toxic chemicals for financial gain. If we were connected with the environment, we would respect its beauty and the amazing life it gives us. We are beyond lucky to have such a rich and beautiful environment all around us! When people increase their connection with nature, buying and wearing sustainable fashion becomes a given.


Once again, Thank You to the lovely Brooke, I had an amazing time learning more about the lovely site, you put so much effort, love and care into it..you should be so proud of yourself! 



Until next time..I love & adore you all
Keep Smiling

Love Lilian x

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