£17 – dorothyperkins.com
£46 – topshop.com
£23 – dorothyperkins.com
I was always fearful of wearing false lashes and stayed away from them. However secretly I always wished my lashes were longer and beautiful. One day at work, we were talking about false eyelashes and someone mentioned Eylure Naturalites false lashes to me. My colleague had tried them on and said the lashes were very light weight. She spoke highly of the lashes and convinced me to go and buy them however I was still a bit scared, thinking the glue might destroy my natural eye lashes. After my colleague’s assurance, I headed to the local store to pick up a pair of Naturalites. I came back home and immediately tried them on. To my surprise they didn’t feel very heavy. But since I was wearing them for the first time I felt a little bit of stickiness for first few seconds. After the first wear I got used to them and love them.
Since then, I have bought like 7 pairs . The lashes come in different and shapes and styles. You can have a look at their selection here. My favourites are the Lengthening, Super full and Eylure Katy Perry ‘Cool Kitty’ Lashes.
My verdict: Out of 5 I will give the product 4 stars and would highly recommend it. The false lashes can range from £4.95 to £5.65 in price. They are quite affordable in my opinion. Eylure Natural False lashes come with a glue and application instructions. I also learnt that the lashes are supposed to be put on the eyelid as close to the lash line as possible and not on the lash it self. This is brilliant as it prevents the lashes to get destroyed by the glue. Ladies, I would always suggest you to buy lashes from a good brand and make sure to use good glue as well and read reviews before you purchase false lashes.
Do try it ladies and let me know your feedback.
Stay elegantly fashionable xx
I went to London Fashion Weekend back in February and one of the key trends for spring summer 2014 is Flower Power. Since I am a petite girl I try to buy clothes from Petite section of retailers. Fit and height of petite clothing is very important for us petites. So I have done some research and created a selection of floral tops from petite ranges of different retailers. You can find the retailer information below the image.
Hello Everyone! Apologies for not being able to post regularly as I promised. The last few weeks went in preparation for Petite Fashion Week event in London, Miami and Dallas. I will soon put up pictures on the blog for you ladies to enjoy. It was a great turn out and hope all you petite ladies will join us for the next one.
The weather has been kind here in the U.K for few days now so I headed for a walk in the woods last weekend. I love walking outdoors especially mountain side. There are few nice woodlands around where I live, so I headed for a walk to enjoy the greenery. When I was deciding what to wear for the walk, I was looking a for comfortable jeans, short jacket and wedge sneakers. Since I am petite I always wear heels, so the wedge sneakers are a great option for us petite ladies.
My petite clothing for the walk was from Topshop, Zara and Primark. Zara however doesn’t do petite range but I love their clothes and try to intelligently find items that would fit my petite frame. Topshop has a great range of petite clothing. So ladies, I would definitely suggest to check them if you haven’t yet.
Hope you enjoyed the post and do leave your feedback.
Stay elegantly fashionable!
#Petite & #Proud
I received Moa’s The Green Balm and Bamboo Face Cloth in a goody bag when I attended the London Beauty Bloggers Meetup. I quite like the packaging as it reflects a natural and organic look. When I looked at the packaging I was impressed to see the shelf life of the product was mentioned. All the ingredients in this balm is completely natural, making it a 100% natural and organic beauty product. It’s quite difficult to find 100% natural and organic beauty products in U.K. as most of them are not totally natural. So I was very happy to find a 100% natural and organic beauty product like Moa, which is made in England.
Once I was satisfied with the ingredient list, I went ahead to use the product. The product box included a Bamboo face cloth to use with the balm. Bamboo fibre is also known for it’s naturally anti-bacterial properties so it’s good for acne prone skin, like mine. I have acne prone skin and breakout easily if I use products with chemicals, so this was perfect for me. The Green balm also has tea tree oil in it which is ideal for acne prone skin. The balm has quite a distinct smell, which I quite like. The instructions to use the product was on the packaging, which stated to take some balm and melt it between your palm and then smother over your face. After you have massaged the balm on your face, dip the cloth in hot water and wring out excess water and steam your face for few seconds. Once you have steamed your face, dip the cloth in cold water and press the soft side of the cloth on the face. The steam helps open up pores of the face and the cold water compress helps to close the pores while toning your face. My skin felt fresh and moisturised. If you have an oily skin, you won’t need to apply additional moisturiser after this ritual.
I felt absolutely amazing after this cleansing routine, it almost felt like a luxury mini facial before bed time. I would recommend all you ladies to try it out, it’s worth it.
You can buy The Daily Cleansing Ritual from their website. If you don’t want to buy the Daily Cleansing Ritual, you can also buy their mini balm first to test it out.
My verdict: Out of 5 I will give the product 4 stars and would highly recommend it. It’s priced at £14.99(incl. VAT) which is a bit expensive but it does come with a bamboo fibre cloth, which is worth the money in my opinion. The product is free from Parabens, perfume, alcohol and all chemicals. It’s a vegetarian product.
Do try it ladies and let me know your feedback.
Apologies for not posting regularly for the last couple of months. As you all know, I founded Petite Fashion Week which took up most of my time and also I went away for my destination wedding. I do promise to post regularly from now on and keep you lovely ladies informed of all things petite and my personal style.
Long Necklace: Accessorize
I bought this petite jeans and crop top from Topshop and I am quite happy with my purchase. The jeans length is quite good however it’s not perfect as I am just 5 feet. The top fits perfectly well and I am in love with the colour. I feel it complements my complexion very well. The top goes very well with the blue jeans as well. I teamed up this outfit with a Benetton Coat which I bought from Paris. It fits perfectly and sits above the knees which is a bonus! I am sure all you petite girls agree with me how difficult is to get a coat that fits well on our petite frame. I did carry my usual tote black bag but I also experimented the look with a small black clutch bag. Both bags matched very well with this out fit.
Bag: Bennetton, Paris
Shoes: Barratt UK Size 3
Clutch Bag: Accessorize
I combined a quite a few colours for this look, which worked to my favour. My shoes for this look is UK size 3 black court shoes from Barratts.
All the clothes in this look are from petite section of different retailers. I do tend to buy clothes from petite sections, as being petite it’s absolutely imporant to wear clothes that have good fiiting.
I hope you ladies liked the outfit post. Do leave your comments as I love to hear from you guys.
Stay elegantly fashionable
Come celebrate with me the second edition of Petite Fashion Week!
Petite Fashion Week Networking event is first of its kind in the UK, supporting the UK Petite Fashion industry and bringing together petite designers/retailers, bloggers and consumers under the same roof.
Program for the evening is below:
6:30pm -7:30pm– Petite Styling Masterclass conducted by Jess Jeetly of Jeetly Petite & Denise Estcourt of Damson Belle Image Consultants.
7:30pm- 8:00 pm– Taking care of your skin naturally conducted by Rebecca Goodyear (voted fifth most influential Natural Beauty Personality of the year)
8:30pm-9:30pm – Petite Market Place-Showcase of Petite fashion retailers & beauty brands. There will be opportunity to buy fashion and beauty products at the event.
One lucky guest will win a designer pair of shoes sponsored by The Petite Shoe Boutique.
Guests will enjoy complimentary nail services sponsored by Nice Nails Baby.
Guests will get the opportunity to take part in a competition and win prizes sponsored by Kukee Jewellery and Prairie Charms.
So come on ladies, connect in person with like-minded petites, share inspiration and experiences, forge relationships with quality and raise awareness regarding Petite Fashion.
Tickets are limited, RSVP now on https://pfne2014.eventbrite.co.uk
Spread the word with hashtag #petitefashionweek
Food and drinks available on purchase from the venue.
#Petite & #Proud
Last week, I was invited to attend Simple beauty Blogger showcase as a part of the London Beauty bloggers meetup event. I absolutely love Simple skin care products, especially created for sensitive skin. Simple was the first skin care brand in the UK to develop a cleansing product free from perfume and colour, suitable for very sensitive skin. Even doctors recommended the soap to people, prone to skin irritation. The brand was launched in 1960, and since then they have been creating skin care products with purest possible ingredients, gentle to skin.
The beauty blogger showcase was held at the charming and classy Kettners. I received a warm welcome from the simple team and was offered delicious summer fruit non-alcoholic cocktail, which was freshly prepared by award-winning nutritionist and Simple Advisory board member Fiona Hunter. After treating myself with the delicious beverage, I made my way to meet skin care fitness expert Anna Reich. I was introduced to the interesting concept of facial yoga by Anna, and she explained by doing regular facial exercise one can get youthful skin without having to go for expensive surgical treatments to get rid of wrinkles. I was blown away by her, she was brilliant!! I would suggest you ladies to check out her website and give her a try.
After the great facial yoga session, I went on to meet celebrity makeup artist and skin care expert Caroline Frazer. Caroline showed us the new skincare and lifestyle routine tool especially designed by Simple. The tool is available on the website, and asks you a set of questions to tailor the skincare routine to specific needs. I tried out,answering all the questions and received a customize skincare routine. I would definitely, suggest all of you to check out the skincare routine tool on the website, you won’t be disappointed I promise you. After explaining the skincare routine, Caroline introduced the new Simple kind to skin+ range. The range includes Perfecting BB Beauty Balm, Illuminating Radiance Cream, Protecting Moisture Cream SPF 30, Skin Protecting Light Moisturiser SPF15 and Vital Vitamin Day Cream SPF 15. I got the opportunity to test the products and loved the Illuminating Radiance Cream at the session. You can check out the range here.
The Perfecting BB Beauty Balm has unique one-colour formulation, which suits all skin tone. I am always wary of one colour creams; however I was pleased to see that it really blended well with my Indian skin tone.
The Illumination Radiance cream contains light reflecting natural minerals which capture light and instantly brightens the skin. It has a shiny effect and I quite liked it.
The Protecting Moisture Cream SPF30 has goodness of sweet almond oil. The cream provides daily protection against harmful UVA and UVB rays while, locking in the moisture.
The best part of Simple brand is they have a great advisory board that provides holistic advice and education to highlight how a number of lifestyle factors can impact on skin health. I am a firm believer of holistic lifestyle and feel Simple are a great brand who are promoting holistic lifestyle with great skincare products.
At the end of the event, I received a goody bag which included the new products. I am quite excited to use the products and I will soon update you ladies with my favourites.
So ladies, do let me know your comments xx.
Few weeks back, I received an invitation from Lucy Dartford PR to attend High Fashion society “4th of July” event. High Fashion society is a member only club offering vintage designer fashion goods. They offer a range of services like buying and selling of authentic pre-loved designer wear, personal shopping, personal styling, events dressing and fashion parties for adults and teenagers. The great news is they offer a money back guarantee to ensure the authenticity of all luxury goods.
When I saw the invite, it looked very interesting. The event would showcase vintage high-end designer goods, with hair&make-up makeovers and vintage photo-shoot. I got really excited and made my way to the event after work on 4th of July. As soon as I entered the venue, I received a warm welcome with a VIP wristband. It made me feel so special :).
We have been blessed with some warm weather in London for few weeks now, since it was quite hot I first treated myself with a glass of champagne and then took a tour of the venue. The event was on split levels. The 4th of July theme was beautifully incorporated in the decor. The first level had the hair&makeup team with a photo shoot area. The lower level had the vintage designer items on display and food area. The food served, was very American comprising of burgers, fries, pretzels, doughnuts and cupcakes to go with the theme. I indulged in some burgers and cupcakes. They were delicious; it was hard to control myself.
I fell in love with a vintage necklace and a green evening gown on display (picture below), from the collection. During the event, I also got the opportunity to get a makeover. Timothy David did my hair makeover. It was amazing; I was completely transformed and loved it. He is an exceptional creative hair artist. I would recommend all you ladies to check him out if you are looking for a mesmerising look. My makeup was done by the versatile Justyna Dobrowolska, who accentuated my eyes and coloured my lips red. I was bit wary of red lips but she chose the perfect colour to suit my complexion. She was very kind and gave me few great make-ups tips. I absolutely loved her work and would recommend checking her out.
At the event I was thrilled to meet the founder of High fashion society Yoanna Hanchard ( the girl in yellow dress in the picture below) and her mum. Both of them were so nice, friendly and welcoming. At the end of event, I received a goody bag with great hair and beauty stuff.
I thoroughly enjoyed the event and can say it was one of the best events I have ever attended. Lot of hard work and thinking went in, to make sure the guests have a great experience.
I would love to get some feedback from you ladies, do comment on the post. Thanks for reading.
Stay elegantly fashionable xx
Jeetly Petite Chloe Black Peplum Top, size 8 -::- Next petite grey skirt, UK size 8 -::-Baratt black stiletto heels in UK size 3
Jeetly Petite offered* me to send a garment of my choice for review from their selection. I took the opportunity to try out the Chloe Petite Black Peplum Top. I had never worn a peplum top so I was really excited to try it out. I absolutely love Jeetly Petite and always wanted to buy work wear from them. In my current job, I really don’t need to wear formal clothes so never had the opportunity indulge in formal clothes apart from the one pair of suit I have for interviews.
For those of you who don’t know, Jeetly Petite is a premium brand of business wear for petite women like me. Their clothes are classy and chic. They pay attention to the smallest of details to ensure proportions flatter a petite figure.
I was extremely happy with the top and by far, it’s the best petite top I have ever tried on. So all you petite ladies what are you waiting for? Check out Jeetly Petite website now, I promise you won’t be disappointed. Also, Jeetly Petite is running a Summer Sale on their website, discounts are up to 50% and ends on 31st July.
*Disclosure- Jeetly Petite sent me the Peplum Top for review, to be trialled and then sent back after 7 days. All opinion in this review are my own and has not been influenced by the brand.
Stay elegantly fashionable xx