Need a quick tan job? HeShi to the rescue!

heshi_express - 1A week ago, I woke up stupidly early on a Saturday and noticed some Twitter movement on the Big Blogger Conference, organised by the lovely ladies from LDN MeetUp.

On investigation, I decided I wanted to go. Someone had a ticket to sell and I rushed to get ready. I had to leave the house in an hour and a quarter from making my decision. London was uncharacteristically hot and skirt was the only option.

But me legs were so horribly white that I couldn’t bring myself to bare them. Until I remembered I had just received the HeShi 1 Hour Rapid Tanning Liquid. Was it going to save me?

Well, it did. This special pack comes with a tanning mitt, so no fretting looking for one. After my shower I just applied all over and hoped for the best.

This self tan acts quite, but gradually. In one hour, you develop a golden finish, in two hours, a dark colour and in 3-4 hours, an ultra dark colour.

heshi_express - 2By the time I left the house, an hour after application, I had that golden glow, enough for people not be blinded by the reflection of my white pins.

By lunchtime, I had he most gorgeous tan. I was worried about transfer, as it was a hot day and there was some tube sweating happening. But luckily, it wasn’t the case.

I washed it in the afternoon, and the remaining tan is glorious: a dark gold shade, even and super natural. It is a good thing this tan doesn’t smell, even when developing (AMAZING!), so it was fine to keep it on.

Thank you HeShi for saving my day!

The fabulous HeShi Rapid 1 Hour Liquid Tan can be purchased on the HeShi website. As I mentioned, at the moment they have this lovely limited edition pack that comes with a mitt, for £21 (saving of £7.50).

HeShi is a fantastic self tanning brand. Check out my review on their gold foaming mousse, express liquid tan and the dark mousse.

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This post contains PR samples. This review, however, is based on my own true experience with the products and reflects my honest opinion on them.

London rooftop Pétanque with Orangina

11889623_851423938259897_1725363045849728316_nWe have entered the Bank holiday weekend, yay! And the weather is looking alright – double yay!

Fancy something a bit different, East of the city? Just opened and for a very limited period is the Orangina Pétanque at Roof East, a pop-up rooftop bar in Stratford, a boule throw from the station and Westfield.
11173360_851423624926595_7595538715555300968_nI do encourage you folks come this way, as I live only five minutes from it and have been to the bar and was chuffed to be invited to the exclusive opening of the lanes this week.

Yes, I did rub shoulder with Made in Chelsea cast members, actresses and star bloggers, played pétanque (and lost, bf beat me) and drank loads of Orangina and Orangina cocktails!

And you can have all that too (maybe minus the celebs) – there is music, Orangina inspired drinks and of course, pétanque.

All this to celebrate the return of the iconic Orangina drink. Nice, eh?

To book, go to the boulers.co.uk; it’s £15 for advance bookings and you can try to book on the day, for £20 a session of 30 minutes. It just opened on Thursday, and it is there until the 2 September inclusive.

It is free to get into Roof East, and I highly recommend. Apart from an amazing watermelon cocktail (and others), they have food from Flamin’ Liberty and an open air cinema too, showing classics.

Also, keep an eye out for Orangina at retailers nationwide. It’s back!

You’re welcome!

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Friday Fixation: The hun

olsentwins_hunBuns. I am a huge fan. Confusing. There are lots of types of buns, and I am, in general, a fan of the edible type. And why not, the derrière type too.

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A new type of face serum from Liz Earle

liz_earle_serum - 1It is not a secret I love my serums. Also general knowledge I love Liz Earle, so when I was given the newly launched Superskin Face Serum to try, I was thrilled.

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A face all-rounder: meet the NYX Wonder Pencil

IMG_2774Don’t you love an all-rounder? Oh, yes, we do have that special affection for those products that offer extra value for money.

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Sophia Webster x Barbie shoes

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Those tiny pink Barbie stilettos are probably one of my first idea of shoes I wanted on my feet. So much, that stilettos are still my favourite type.

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How I feel about trends

trends - somanylovelythingsTrend. Such a powerful word nowadays. Everyone uses it. There’s a trend overload in all aspects of life.

Now, let me get this out of the way: I don’t dislike the word trend (or real trends themselves). In fact, I quite like it, as helps give you guidance to easily update your wardrobe, but sometimes I do think it is overused to mis-sell stuff.

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Friday Fixation: Mary Jane shoes

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Pretty in nude. This Louboutin is so classy!

I always liked Mary Jane shoes, but, amazingly, have none. Being a perennial fan of that geek, or librarian chic look, I don’t quite understand why they are not part of my life.

So, let’s spare a thought for this style. This week obsession is… Mary Jane shoes.

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The perfect manicure: how I care for my nails

nail_care - 1I love my nails, but they go through phases. Sometimes they are very strong, long and indestructible. Sometimes they are quite brittle and struggling to get length.

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Looking after my hands with a 60 second fix from Crabtree & Evelyn

crabtree_evelyn_handMy hands suffer. Not only they perform all mundane tasks but they are also battered by my aerial antics. Add an Italian heritage (someone who talks with their hands) and the poor thing pretty much work around the clock.

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