My Honest Review: Quick Fix Facials

I have been using Quick Fix Facials for about 2-3 months and I have to say I am very impressed. I have very problematic skin (As I have discussed on Victoryforu) so to find something that worked for my skin was extremely helpful.

These three are my personal favourites and are the ones that are almost finished – deffo need to reorder soon. I also love the Overnight Miracle Mask which smells divine!

Calming Clay Mask – I used this on my problematic areas around my mouth and nose which are the most sensitive.

Collagen Lift Mask – Perfect to use a night before a big event, this is actually what I used to get ready for the Oxford Fashion Studio shows in London.

Mega Moisture Mask – I used this over the problematic areas as well which helped to replenish the moisture lost after a long day.

As I have mentioned before, my skin is one of my biggest insecurities. To find something natural, cruelty-free and affordable that actually helps my skin to look better is so good. I highly recommend purchasing Quick Fix Facials especially if you’re a teen on a budget like me.

I also recommend multi-masking, especially if you have combination skin like me. My current situation is Exfoliating Scrub on my nose and forehead,  Collagen Lift on my cheeks, Anti-blemish Mud under my eyes and Mega Moisture everywhere else.

Is my skin perfect? Not by any means. But I have noticed a glow that wasn’t on my skin before. My biggest recommendation for using the Facials is finding an exfoliating sponge to open your pores before use and to wash it off after use. It really helped to produce a better result for me.

There isn’t a product in this range that I wouldn’t recommend. There is truly something for everyone! Make sure you check Quick Fix Facials out now. Free UK delivery when you spend over £10 and each Facial is £4.99… I don’t think I need to persuade you anymore 😂😂😂

Just go get it!

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(All Photography Taken By Me)

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Throwback to LFWM January 2017

As it is only 10 days until London Fashion Week Mens, I thought I would recap what happened last season!

I enjoy the way that menswear is changing and is getting brighter and more innovative. I am all for this change. I hope to see more of that in the next 10 days and throughout the whole of this Menswear season from June – July.

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London Fashion Week Round-up 

London Fashion Week was an absolutely amazing event with the glitter of Ashish, the contrast of Versus Versace and the artistry of Julien Macdonald.

I am going to show you my favourites from the week and I hope you enjoy it.


In one of the biggest celebrations of fashion and style, disability and diversity were celebrated in the Teatum Jones show which kicked London Fashion Week off.

The Dynamic Duo, Catherine Teatum and Rob Jones.
The Dynamic Duo, Catherine Teatum and Rob Jones.

Two disabled Models were cast in this show which became big news as things like this are a rarity to show disabled people in a positive light. Models Jack Eyers (Who was the first ever disabled Male to walk in New York Fashion Week) and Kelly Knox commanded the runway in spite of the disabilities they have. This made national and international news in The Telegraph, Huffington Post and The Guardian.

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Kelly Knox
Jack Eyers
Jack Eyers

This collection from Teatum Jones used a dark palette of blacks, greys and navies which were highlighted by deep and fruity reds and mechanical silvers. This palette put into oversized knitwear and Jackets, mid-length dressed and masculine tailoring made for an extremely wearable collection that could easily be worn on the high street without too many peculiar looks.

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The seed of the idea came last year after meeting people in the para-athletics community, said designer Cat Teatum. “Able and disabled bodied people don’t have different desires when it comes to fashion. They want great textiles, interesting shapes. Kelly and Jack are dressed in the collection like the other models. We’ve just had conversations with them about how to adapt their clothing. The overriding message is that we’re all the same.”

– Quote Taken from The Telegraph


Romantic Fantasy is a recurring theme which the next Designer, Ryan Lo. Hong Kong-born, Lo keeps his designs completely authentic to his background and this collection was no exception.

Ryan Lo is one of us! He too learns things through Youtube Tutorials and in fact this is how he learned how to knit. He is definitely a force to be reckoned with!

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In complete contrast to Teatum Jones, the palette is light, airy and dreamy. With the accentuated colourful pigtails, his designs look they have come right of a romantic graphic novel drawn in an anime/manga style.


One of my favourite designs ever is up next – Julien Macdonald!

With a palette of Red, Black, White and Silver, Macdonald creates yet another sensational collection that you can tell belongs to him due to the sheer artistry of each garment.

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So many of these garments scream red carpet, celebrity and award show. This outfit above worn by Grace Bol would look perfect as a performance outfit for JLo, Beyoncé or Shakira.

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One to Watch according to the British Fashion Council: Halpern!

Michael Halpern was born and bred in New York but has lived between London, Paris and America for the last 5 years. He has worked for Oscar De La Renta and J Mendel and then decided to embark on his own fashion journey.

It is safe to say that Halpern’s collection has a lot of drama and each piece is breathtaking.

Vibrant colours and prints mixed with sequins makes for an intricate style that may not work for everyone but is definitely there for those who want to stand out from the crowd.

Even Vogue named it one of the top 10 shows of London Fashion Week which is a huge honour.


Versus Versace is up next and they certainly did not disappoint!

Youtubers Roxxsaurus and MakeupbyLeyla were invited to the Versus show and they loved it.

And here’s part of the fabulous Collection that has sport luxe vibes running throughout the whole collection.

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And Finally Ashish! There are so many other brands that I loved from this Season but I tried my best to whittle it down to my absolute favourites.

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Ashish was Glitter personified. The Mexican-wrestler inspired makeup was an interesting choice and I appreciated the inspirational quotes on some of the garments. I didn’t love everything, as you may expect, simply because there was an overload of glitter and no contrast of texture which I was slightly disappointed with. However, as individual pieces, I think this is really cool.

I hope you enjoy reading this as much as I enjoyed writing it.

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#TBTOFS Take me back – Oxford Fashion Studio’s New York Collections

Last season in New York, Oxford Fashion Studio opened in such a bold way. I will be running through my favourite fashion moments of NYFW.

Starting with Sabina Saga, (Below) her SS17 Dynasty collection was absolutely show-stopping.

In an Instagram post, Sabina Saga wrote about her latest collection:

“I am so happy to announce the official release of my new collection inspired by my Ethnic Roots, made in honor of the country where I was born-Kazakhstan. This is a great honor, but also a huge responsibility to represent my Homeland at international contests. Thanks everyone for the love and support! ❤️”

Sabina Saga’s talent, passion and sheer creativity makes her designs even more captivating. Her use of 3D printing is highly commendable and I look forward to seeing more of her work in the future.

I loved writing for Urban Zulu but most of all, I love what they stand for.

In the interview I conducted with Papy Kaluw, he said:

“Urban Zulu as a brand actually has a mandate, I am a little bit religious, I believe that God has assigned me to do this, to bring positivity back to being black. Every time black is mentioned, it is always to do with negative stuff, if Africa is mentioned, it’s almost always something negative. For me, New York Fashion Week is one of the greatest platforms, we’re bringing down Black Angels. When we talk about Angels, it is positive and anytime black is mentioned it is almost always negative. So the Black Angels is to show the positivity of being black which is Africa. That is the inspiration!”

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And lastly one of my favourites was Deanna Michel!

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It was a pleasure to be able to interview Deanna M. Laster who creates sophisticated and minimalist designs.

Deanna described the Deanna Michel Woman as:

“The DeannaMichel Woman is mature yet fun-loving, professional yet free-spirited, bohemian yet chic. She is a trendsetter who loves to make a bold statement when entering a room.”


I am extremely excited to see what Oxford Fashion Studio has to offer this season.

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Men’s Fashion Week Favourites

This season of Men’s fashion weeks have almost come to an end – with New York to come from 30th January- 2nd February – so I wanted to have a look back at the best moments of Mens Fashion from this season.


Topman Design

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With 90’s inspired pieces, Topman Design brought us a brilliant way to dress for the upcoming summer festivals with neon rain macs and athleisure.

Dolce and Gabbana

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The fashion show of the future. Alongside Dolce and Gabbana’s Millenials campaign, In Milan they had the same Millenials walk in the show. The outfits they wore were fabulous!

Balmain

Balmain is one of those shows that I always – without fail – anticipate. Olivier Rousteing always out does himself every season and this season is no exception.

There have been so many amazing moments that would take forever to write about them all.  So I decided to put them all in a Pinterest board for you to look at and admire them as much as I do.

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Congratulations Boys – Go and Kill it in Milan!

Internet Superstar Cameron Dallas, Menswear Vlogger extraordinaire, Jim Chapman and YouTube funny man, Marcus Butler will all be walking in tomorrow’s Dolce and Gabbana show.

This is a HUGE deal!

This fantastic trio will be walking alongside some of the Male Supermodels who are ruling the scene. If you haven’t at least heard of their names, you definitely will do by tomorrow!

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This is by far my favourite picture of Cameron. The blue light along with the sensational suit is a perfect combination. Also, Congratulations to Cameron Dallas for Chasing Cameron!

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London fashion week Men’s recap and highlights  

So London Fashion Week Men’s is over – I know I a few days behind, I didn’t realise how much Jet Lag would affect me. Obviously, I did not enjoy every last piece shown at LFWM, however, I enjoyed the way that menswear is changing and is getting brighter and more innovative.

I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. Next up is Milano Moda Uomo FW 17/18 (Milan Fashion Week Men’s) starts today on 13th January through till Tuesday 17th January showcasing more of the best in men’s fashion.

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Fashion Awards tonight

The Fashion Awards are back! Tonight will see some of the biggest names in fashion be commended for all they have done within their industry in front of their peers. Let’s take a look back to the winners of last year:

Emerging Womenswear Designer: Thomas Tait

Emerging Menswear Designer: Grace Wales Bonner

Emerging Accessory Designer: Jordan Askill

Presented by Nick Grimshaw and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Red Carpet: Tom Ford

Presented by Lucky Blue

Model: Jourdan Dunn

Presented by Olivier Rousteing

Outstanding Achievement: Karl Lagerfeld

Presented by Anna Wintour OBE

Creative Campaign: Burberry

Presented by Naomi Campbell

International Designer: Alessandro Michele for Gucci

Presented by Tim Blanks and Georgia May Jagger

New Establishment Designer: Mary Katrantzou

Presented by Elisa Sednaoui

Establishment Designer: Erdem

Presented by Alexa Chung

Brand: Stella McCartney

Presented by Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley in character from Absolutely Fabulous

Isabella Blow Award For Fashion Creator: Nick Knight OBE

Presented by Karlie Kloss

British Style – Fashion Innovator: FKA Twigs

Presented by Jefferson Hack

British Style – Red Carpet Ambassador: Gwendoline Christie

Presented by Kate Bosworth

Accessory Designer: Charlotte Olympia

Presented by Olga Kurylenko

Menswear Designer: JW Anderson

Presented by Orlando Bloom

Womenswear Designer: JW Anderson

Presented by Noomi Rapace

So some amazing winners, I wonder who will be winning this year? Here are the Nominees:

 

And look at the amazing Trophies for this year:

I hope everyone who attends has a lovely time and the right people win.

Here’s a final flashback to last year’s amazing red carpet:

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More about Shoe Embassy

As you all know, I will be attending the #ShoeEmbassyOxford Launch on 9th December from 6pm at 22 High street, Oxford OX1 4AH. I thought it would be good if you got to know Shoe Embassy a bit better.

Shoe Embassy was founded in 2011 and they have grown in some of trendiest London Locations and they are still growing.

The Red Queen - Shoe Embassy
The Red Queen – Shoe Embassy

They offer both Mens and Ladies Footwear that is made from the finest European Leather and made in Europe also. They always aim to be one step ahead of the fashion trends and to always be unique.

They have a simple philosophy:

We create authentic shoes that are charismatic, each with their own exquisite charm while keeping that all-important comfort and high quality.

If you are a fan of beautifully made Leather shoes, then this post is definitely for you!

Amason - Shoe Embassy
Amason – Shoe Embassy

Check out their Instagram and their Website for more.

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