Some more monthly must-haves...

Well hasn't this just come around quickly? I can't really believe how fast the last month has flown by- it felt like September was set to be a month filled with plans, and perhaps because of that I haven't actually stopped to catch my breath. Amongst a trip to Brussels, meetings around London, Joe's graduation, a visit to Wales and a seaside trip- I've managed to accumulate some new favourites, so thought I'd share them as always! Let me know what you've been enjoying too (plus, if you stay tuned there's a giveaway at the bottom too)!


Webster's Pages: If there's one thing I've been turning to for organisation, it's my Wester's Pages planner. Not only is it the most sweet candy-hue (with plenty more to chose from), but the pages are adorned with the prettiest gold font, with space for diary planning, goal making and oh so much more. On top of that it's perfectly hand bag sized- so I have no excuse not to keep on top of dates now (especially for a girl who refuses to have her calendar in her phone)!

The Sartorialist: X Everyone and their mother knows about the talented gent that is Scott Schuman and The Sartorialist. So with the launch of his third book, 'The Sartorialist: X' landing at the beginning of this month, I was more than excited to get lost in yet more of his stunning photographs- and to have them sitting on my bookshelf is incredibly cool indeed. With the book exploring more street style from around the globe and an array of both high fashion and more urban images- it's a real treasure, and really captures what personal style is all about.

Stylist Magazine: A couple of months ago, I took a shot in entering Stylist Magazine and Ford's Fiesta Stylista competition- and this month I found out I had amazingly (and completely to my shock) made it to the final, something I could not have seen coming less (but equally something I am over the moon about). For the final this nervous-Purvis will be styling up three looks to show at Stylist Live (surreal? Just a little)- and would love to see you there if you're visiting too (if not, scroll down to for the chance to win a pair of tickets)! Eeep!

Biscuiteers and their new collection: In September myself and two of my gorgeous friends Lucy and Kristabel hosted a little talk at the Biscuiteers Northcote Road boutique, and chatted all things blogging, collaborating and working- whilst surrounded by some awesome bloggers listening in. It was such a fun evening, and what made it better was getting to see (and taste test) the awesome new fashion collection in collaboration with Alice Naylor-Leyland- which includes mini biccies of C Tilbs lippies, a Bella Freud jumper and some Matthew Williamson too- dreamy!

The talented Ella Masters: When Ella sent me over a snap of this painting she'd be working on of me, I was pretty bloody blown away. I've talked about Ella here before, but this girl has got mad skills. Not only is she a badass with pens, pencils and the like- but she can paint too, which, having studied art A-Level- is no easy feat. If you're ever in need of a talented creative lady, Ella is your girl.

Dreamland goodies: You may have already spotted my Margate guide and posts from this month, but I couldn't not mention the gorgeous gifts I picked up at Dreamland again. With a shop loaded with colourful (and beautifully branded) souvenirs), there is so much to pick from, and it took a lot of self control to only leave with their salted caramel chocolate and mini slogan mirror (and a cheeky badge)!

Websters Pages | The Sartorialist | Stylist Magazine | Biscuiteers | Ella Masters | Dreamland



In the bathroom cabinet...

New Lush launches: After spotting some of these 'one off' products at the new Oxford Circus flagship (which, if you can get down there is hugely worth a visit)- Lush have started rolling out a selection across more of their UK and global stores- meaning everyone can get a piece of the action (or soap). Current loves include the Experimenter bath bomb, Milky Bar bubble bar, Cup 'O Coffe mask and this delicious salted coconut hand scrub, which pretty much sounds (and smells) good enough to eat...

The magic water: After visiting Festival No 6 with Smashbox this month, I have become a fully blown convert to their position on primers, and this water (which doubles up as a refreshing 'stay spray' throughout the day) has become the first step of my daily make up routine. On top of that I'm now coveting their incredible contour kit- which even a muppet handed maverick like me could master- there is hope!

High street beauty loves: Well, aren't you the cheeky ones, H&M. Firstly throwing out a seriously stunning Autumn Winter collection, and now a beauty line- which, as well as looking gorgeous actually does the trick too. As well as their make up, I've been loving using their hairspray (trust me on this, this gal has thin has and this HOLDS IT)- and can't wait to sample my way around those white shelves next time I'm in store too...

The 'more than just my initials' loves: As soon as I heard babe-of-the-year Olivia Palermo was extending her line with Ciate to include make up, I might have done a little jump for joy. Not only did the collection have my name all over it (well, my initials anyway)- but the shades looked so perfect, I knew I had a bit of saving to be doing. Now, with the lipstick and blush firmly part of my makeup collection, I can say that the lippie has fast become one of my most used- you go team OP!

Lip balm form the sea: I probably don't need to say too much about this gorgeous brand (having already mentioned them in my Margate guide), but having been using this balm since I picked it up, I can definitely say that it's absolutely wonderful. With a mix of beeswax and seaweed, this hard balm is the perfect bedside companion and keeps my lips smooth and supple- which is a big thumbs up from me now it's getting cooler!

Jo Malone fragrances: A recent addition to my fragrance collection (and one my mum and I have taken to...ahem... 'sharing'), Jo Malone's Mimosa and Cardamon may possibly be my new favourite- and is the perfect transitional fragrance from summery fruity florals to something a little more deep and spicy (yet still delicate and feminine).

And the mini roll on...: Okay, I'll admit- I'm late to the roll on party. Having probably not used a roller ball perfume since the late nineties, this Oliver Bonas Peony Rose scent was the perfect way to reintroduce myself to feeling scent-sational on the go (pardon the pun). Although it's tempting to lug a whole perfume bottle on the go (my inappropriately small bag collection doesn't really allow)- this slinky number is perfect for on the go, and smells bloody lovely too.

Lush | Smashbox Primer | H&M Beauty | Olivia Palermo x Ciate | Haeckels | Jo Malone | Oliver Bonas


WIN! WIN! WIN!

Congratulations! You made it to the end of worlds longest favourites- and as a reward? You can win the chance to grab a copy of The Sartorialists new book and 2 VIP tickets to Stylist Live (A VIP ticket includes a catwalk show, a Stylist Inspires speaker (which hasn't sold out) plus access to the amazing Stylist VIP mezzanine with stacks of VIP goodies, plus a filled to the brim Stylist VIP goody bag- not bad huh?

I have 5 books and one pair of tickets- so if you fancy winning a goodie, leave a comment below (stating which prize you'd like, and an email address/Twitter handle/Instagram/Blog I can contact you via) and I will chose the winners on the 4th of October at random. Good luck!

x

Some more monthly must-haves...

Well hasn't this just come around quickly? I can't really believe how fast the last month has flown by- it felt like September was set to be a month filled with plans, and perhaps because of that I haven't actually stopped to catch my breath. Amongst a trip to Brussels, meetings around London, Joe's graduation, a visit to Wales and a seaside trip- I've managed to accumulate some new favourites, so thought I'd share them as always! Let me know what you've been enjoying too (plus, if you stay tuned there's a giveaway at the bottom too)!


Webster's Pages: If there's one thing I've been turning to for organisation, it's my Wester's Pages planner. Not only is it the most sweet candy-hue (with plenty more to chose from), but the pages are adorned with the prettiest gold font, with space for diary planning, goal making and oh so much more. On top of that it's perfectly hand bag sized- so I have no excuse not to keep on top of dates now (especially for a girl who refuses to have her calendar in her phone)!

The Sartorialist: X Everyone and their mother knows about the talented gent that is Scott Schuman and The Sartorialist. So with the launch of his third book, 'The Sartorialist: X' landing at the beginning of this month, I was more than excited to get lost in yet more of his stunning photographs- and to have them sitting on my bookshelf is incredibly cool indeed. With the book exploring more street style from around the globe and an array of both high fashion and more urban images- it's a real treasure, and really captures what personal style is all about.

Stylist Magazine: A couple of months ago, I took a shot in entering Stylist Magazine and Ford's Fiesta Stylista competition- and this month I found out I had amazingly (and completely to my shock) made it to the final, something I could not have seen coming less (but equally something I am over the moon about). For the final this nervous-Purvis will be styling up three looks to show at Stylist Live (surreal? Just a little)- and would love to see you there if you're visiting too (if not, scroll down to for the chance to win a pair of tickets)! Eeep!

Biscuiteers and their new collection: In September myself and two of my gorgeous friends Lucy and Kristabel hosted a little talk at the Biscuiteers Northcote Road boutique, and chatted all things blogging, collaborating and working- whilst surrounded by some awesome bloggers listening in. It was such a fun evening, and what made it better was getting to see (and taste test) the awesome new fashion collection in collaboration with Alice Naylor-Leyland- which includes mini biccies of C Tilbs lippies, a Bella Freud jumper and some Matthew Williamson too- dreamy!

The talented Ella Masters: When Ella sent me over a snap of this painting she'd be working on of me, I was pretty bloody blown away. I've talked about Ella here before, but this girl has got mad skills. Not only is she a badass with pens, pencils and the like- but she can paint too, which, having studied art A-Level- is no easy feat. If you're ever in need of a talented creative lady, Ella is your girl.

Dreamland goodies: You may have already spotted my Margate guide and posts from this month, but I couldn't not mention the gorgeous gifts I picked up at Dreamland again. With a shop loaded with colourful (and beautifully branded) souvenirs), there is so much to pick from, and it took a lot of self control to only leave with their salted caramel chocolate and mini slogan mirror (and a cheeky badge)!

Websters Pages | The Sartorialist | Stylist Magazine | Biscuiteers | Ella Masters | Dreamland



In the bathroom cabinet...

New Lush launches: After spotting some of these 'one off' products at the new Oxford Circus flagship (which, if you can get down there is hugely worth a visit)- Lush have started rolling out a selection across more of their UK and global stores- meaning everyone can get a piece of the action (or soap). Current loves include the Experimenter bath bomb, Milky Bar bubble bar, Cup 'O Coffe mask and this delicious salted coconut hand scrub, which pretty much sounds (and smells) good enough to eat...

The magic water: After visiting Festival No 6 with Smashbox this month, I have become a fully blown convert to their position on primers, and this water (which doubles up as a refreshing 'stay spray' throughout the day) has become the first step of my daily make up routine. On top of that I'm now coveting their incredible contour kit- which even a muppet handed maverick like me could master- there is hope!

High street beauty loves: Well, aren't you the cheeky ones, H&M. Firstly throwing out a seriously stunning Autumn Winter collection, and now a beauty line- which, as well as looking gorgeous actually does the trick too. As well as their make up, I've been loving using their hairspray (trust me on this, this gal has thin has and this HOLDS IT)- and can't wait to sample my way around those white shelves next time I'm in store too...

The 'more than just my initials' loves: As soon as I heard babe-of-the-year Olivia Palermo was extending her line with Ciate to include make up, I might have done a little jump for joy. Not only did the collection have my name all over it (well, my initials anyway)- but the shades looked so perfect, I knew I had a bit of saving to be doing. Now, with the lipstick and blush firmly part of my makeup collection, I can say that the lippie has fast become one of my most used- you go team OP!

Lip balm form the sea: I probably don't need to say too much about this gorgeous brand (having already mentioned them in my Margate guide), but having been using this balm since I picked it up, I can definitely say that it's absolutely wonderful. With a mix of beeswax and seaweed, this hard balm is the perfect bedside companion and keeps my lips smooth and supple- which is a big thumbs up from me now it's getting cooler!

Jo Malone fragrances: A recent addition to my fragrance collection (and one my mum and I have taken to...ahem... 'sharing'), Jo Malone's Mimosa and Cardamon may possibly be my new favourite- and is the perfect transitional fragrance from summery fruity florals to something a little more deep and spicy (yet still delicate and feminine).

And the mini roll on...: Okay, I'll admit- I'm late to the roll on party. Having probably not used a roller ball perfume since the late nineties, this Oliver Bonas Peony Rose scent was the perfect way to reintroduce myself to feeling scent-sational on the go (pardon the pun). Although it's tempting to lug a whole perfume bottle on the go (my inappropriately small bag collection doesn't really allow)- this slinky number is perfect for on the go, and smells bloody lovely too.

Lush | Smashbox Primer | H&M Beauty | Olivia Palermo x Ciate | Haeckels | Jo Malone | Oliver Bonas


WIN! WIN! WIN!

Congratulations! You made it to the end of worlds longest favourites- and as a reward? You can win the chance to grab a copy of The Sartorialists new book and 2 VIP tickets to Stylist Live (A VIP ticket includes a catwalk show, a Stylist Inspires speaker (which hasn't sold out) plus access to the amazing Stylist VIP mezzanine with stacks of VIP goodies, plus a filled to the brim Stylist VIP goody bag- not bad huh?

I have 5 books and one pair of tickets- so if you fancy winning a goodie, leave a comment below (stating which prize you'd like, and an email address/Twitter handle/Instagram/Blog I can contact you via) and I will chose the winners on the 4th of October at random. Good luck!

x

51 comments:

  1. That painting of you is amazing - I did art at Advanced Higher (Scottish qualifications!) and it's so hard to capture someone's likeness like she has. Also love the planner! I'm also still stuck in the paper planner days (I have a bashed brown leather Filofax which I got for my 21st which comes with me everywhere) - never quite warmed to virtual calendars! Would love to win one of your lovely goodies! I assume Stylist Live is in London (boo!) so I'd love to win one of the books pretty please. My twitter handle is @laurakathren and my blog is www.laurakathren.com :) Fingers crossed! Have a good day x

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  2. I would love a chance to win the book, as it sounds amazing.My email is betweenthepearls@gmail.com and blog is betweenthepearls.com

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  3. I'd love one of the books! Love this favourites post too! I need to get my hands on that Smashbox primer...x
    http://georgie-awaywiththefairies.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. Ooh the stylist live event looks amazing so that would be my prize of choice please, phoebe.haine@googlemail.com Xx

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  5. That planner is so nice, and lush is always lovely :)
    I'm writing a favorite blogpost at the moment, and you're in my top, I just love your blog! So lovely greetings from the Netherlands!!

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  6. Would love to win also though! Really cool, i can be contacted on emelinas.blogspot@gmail.com or my blog http://emelinas.blogspot.nl - thank you!

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  7. Haha! I actually appreciate a long blog post so this was perfect, especially as you're sharing your favourite things :) X

    THEFASHION-JUNKIE

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  8. Biscuiteers biscuits always look amazing! I'd love to win the book! My email is laurenslittleblogs@gmail.com xx

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  9. Your monthly faves are always so lovable :) That book would be nice to have, seems interesting! Greetings from Finland, you're my favourite blogger! My e-mail is: anni . minkkinen [at] yahoo . com (remove spaces)

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  10. I would like pretty much all your favourites please! Biscuiteers are one of my favourite companies they do such gorgeous cookies! And I'd love to win tickets to the Stylist Live event! My twitter handle is @hellomissjordan :)

    hellomissjordan.com xx

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  11. great post about this month's favorites!! I'd love to win the The Sartorialist's new book! :)
    instagram name: @lolawilde

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  12. Ooh... That books seems like it'd be great for inspiration, and for display, possibly on a coffee table. I love scrolling through the blog, and street style in general, so of course I'd love to win the book!
    xostylestalker.com

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  13. I love reading your monthly favourites! So glad that you made it to the final and I loved meeting you at the Bloggers Market so for the prize I would love to win I have to say the Stylist Live tickets. I really want to visit Margate after your blog post, it looks amazing! I can't wait to try more of the new Lush launches I picked up the Rosey Cheeks face mask in store at the weekend and if you haven't tried it yet do because it is beautiful and smells amazing. Also Ella is amazing x

    www.loveiconfantasyego.com

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  14. There are so many lovely things here! I love Ella Masters' work, she's so talented and her stuff is so unique and recognisable. Definitely going to get myself to Margate asap too, I'd love to visit again after reading your post. I would love to win a book, I'm obsessed with The Sartorialist! x

    Josie | Sick Chick Chic

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  15. Wow what a lovely giveaway! I saw the Stylista competition myself but wasn't sure whether to go for it, so it would be amazing to see you doing your thing! My instragram is @frankiekolar so is my twitter and my blog is www.newgirlontheblog.me! I am an aspiring blogger, hope you like it :) xx

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  16. Addicted to these monthly favourite posts!! I'd love a copy of the Satorialist book xo

    @jesscherieful

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  17. I think your favourites posts are becoming my favourite of your posts! I really want to try the Milky Bar bubble bar and Cup O' Coffee from Lush, as well as the primer water... actually I think I want all of you beauty favourites and the lipstick looks perfect for autumn/winter. The painting of you is gorgeous too :) x
    Charlotte's Road // Beauty, Fashion + Lifestyle

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  18. I would love one of the Sartorialist books! You have quite a lot of lovely things in your cabinet this month! I'd love some of those too ;)

    Laura - http://collectinglabels.com

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  19. Olivia, you are the sweetest blogger! Your posts are always so lovely and inspiring. And you are so cute and honest, the latter being increasingly hard to find on the internet these days! I'd love to get my mitts on the Sartorialist's new book - my email is julia.c.adele@gmail.com or my blog is http://julesadele.blogspot.com

    Thank you! And have a lovely night!
    Xx
    Julia

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  20. Always love your posts, Instagram and of course your perfectly composed pictures, always so beautiful. Great competition! I would absolutely love to win tickets to Stylist live! My email address is iamlillie@hotmail.com xx

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  21. Would be incredible to win Stylist Live tickets! My best friend has just started university in London - what better excuse to go visit again than this?! Twitter: @lstaffordsmith

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  22. I love Joe Malone perfume
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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  23. I would love a ticket to Stylust Live! Been debating or not whether to buy a ticket for it-but working in a school, money can be tight! @ekindy

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  24. I started loving fashion because of the sartorialist!!! I'll have to buy the book :D

    https://aspoonfulofnature.wordpress.com/

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  25. Congrats on making the final, however you ARE one stylish lady so I'm not surprised! Ella's drawing is just amazing, such lovely detail and a great piece to frame :)

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty

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  26. That painting is amazing - she has captured just what you are like. What a talent!! Would love to get my hands on a copy of the book too.

    Gisforgingers or @gisforgingers on twitter <3 xx

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  27. I love Stylist too! + those Olivia Palermo products look beautiful. What a gorgeous lip shade.
    I've been lusting over the idea of going to Stylist Live ever since it was announced. But I just don't have it in my budget to buy tickets. So I would love to win that pair of VIP tickets please. I've never been to a catwalk show - it would feel like LFW or something. Super glam. + maybe as a VIP I'd get to meet some of the speakers? How cool would that be?
    Love your stuff Olivia. Keep up the good work. :) x

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  28. Oh bother. Forgot to put contact. @SarahBryce90 on Twitter. Sorry - got too excited.
    Mine is the comment about wishing to be a Stylist VIP... just in case I've messed this up. :(

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  29. I love your monthly favourites so much, I always want about half of them after reading your posts.
    And I'd love to win that Sartorialist book, sadly I'm not in the UK for the Stylist Live..

    pounpuu@gmail.com
    My blog: BOWTIE DIARY

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  30. the painting of you is so stunning, she is a very talented lady! xx

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  31. I am obsessed by that planner! Might have to find myself one.

    I would love to win the book, my email is fifi_newbery@hotmail.co.uk

    www.fifislookingglass.org

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  32. I would love to win tickets to the Stylist Live to take me and a friend. I'm based in Liverpool so woulld be easy to hop on the train to the event! Great post Liv!

    My email is lucieroseblog@outlook.com

    xxx

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  33. I can't get over how much effort you put into your blog and photos! x
    http://my--socalledlife.blogspot.com.es/

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  34. Ah so many lovely things! The portrait is so stunning.
    I would love to win the book!
    Emma Xx

    www.emmaslookingglass.com

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  35. I love the lush bits! Great post as always!
    I would love to win the book!

    ciarahoward@hotmail.co.uk

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  36. Ahh I love this post. As always, the photos and writing are both beautiful! I would lovelovelove to win the pair of tickets!
    Lots of love,
    Esther
    xxx
    estheredwards@hotmail.co.uk

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  37. i would love to win the tickets, sounds like such a fab event!
    your photos are always so lovely liv <3
    http://www.teatoastfashion.blogspot.co.uk/

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  38. Hi. I'd love to win the book please. As a librarian despite being a massive fan of Stylist it's the book all the way! Instagram is msdawnlouise
    Thanks

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  39. To win the tickets would be so fab!
    georgitaroni@gmail.com

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  40. I would love to win the book and I definitely have to try out Lush Salted Coconut... :)
    Instagram: my_kites

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  41. Your photography is consistently amazing! Serious photo goalz.

    http://www.kirstiepickering.com/

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  42. The salted coconut hand scrub sounds like a dream!

    Sara - She Who Is Short

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  43. The Wester's Pages organiser looks really amazing and I like the minty colour of the cover! I'd love to try out Jo Malone's fragrance. It seems to be amazing!!
    I love your blog posts and I always like inspecting your wonderful outfits and inspirational photos on instagram. Keep on doing an amazing job!! xoxo

    I would love to win one of the books! <3
    e-mail: simonahusaru@gmail.com

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  44. I would love to win the stylist live tickets ! (Think I may have entered a bit too late though).
    My email is: iamnickie@hotmail.co.uk
    Fingers crossed !

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  45. I would love one of the books please!
    email address is: miriambowen94@yahoo.co.uk

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  46. I love this I will definitely be picking up one of those Webster's Pages planners I desperately need some organisation in my life! Fingers crossed I would be over the moon to win the Stylist Live tickets! I'm over on twitter at @gemmainglis26 :) x

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  47. This portrait is incredible, this is such a beautiful work! And these fashion inspired cakes are the cutests (okay, I'm a Bella Freud lover!)

    And this is such a lovely giveway, thanks Liv ! I would love to win the Sartorialists' book, I follow his work for so many years, so inspiring !

    Here is my Instagram : https://instagram.com/alexasixties/ :-)

    xxxx doll !

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  48. Ooh these are so beautiful. I wonder if the lush goodies are available in the U.S. And I need to look into getting the OP lipstick. I LOVE the Sartorialist and even if I don't win a copy here like I hope to I know that's going to find a place on my bookshelf

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  49. Always l love your blog, I bought the smashbox contour kit earlier today and am so excited to use it, even more so now I know it has your stamp of approval! I would loveeee the chance to win stylist live tickets - do love a catwalk! :) carlydunnell@hotmail.co.uk

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  50. Always l love your blog, I bought the smashbox contour kit earlier today and am so excited to use it, even more so now I know it has your stamp of approval! I would love a chance to win the stylist live tickets, do love a catwalk! :) carlydunnell@hotmail.co.uk

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