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What I Wore: Arura

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Arura Nini Heavy Knit Cardigan / Wrap London Lace Front Dress / Dr Martens Hazil Virginia Boots / Primark Tights / Sam Ryde Onyx Moon Pendant /

 If you’ve been following my blog for a while then you’ll probably know that I like my wardrobe to have a combination of cheap and cheerful, as well as luxury investment pieces, and I feel this outfit combines the two well!

This gorgeous heavy knit Nini cardigan was recently sent to me by a local luxury knitwear brand called Arura.  Arura was founded in 2016, and specialises in creating diverse clothing and accessories, crafted on a limited basis in the UK and Europe.

The craftsmanship of the cardigan is fantastic, and it looks and feels so well made, as the wool is top quality with a softness and weight to it, and it’s also lined with a silky fabric.  I just know this is going to be a staple piece in my wardrobe throughout autumn and winter as it’s so comfy and cosy, but I’m also getting use out of it during Spring.  It makes for great outerwear on chilly days and evenings when a coat would be too much.

For this look I teamed the cardigan with a dress by Wrap London, which brand new would probably have cost around £100, but I managed to bag this one from a charity shop for just £3!  As my outfits tend to consist of mostly black, I like to add interest by mixing textures or flashes of colour, and I love how the lace panel looks against the knit of the cardigan.

What would you pair the Nini cardigan with?  Keep an eye out for future posts to see how else I style it!

Naomi x

Highcross Spring Beauty Fix

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A few weeks ago the Highcross in Leicester ran a two-day Spring Beauty Fix event, so I headed down on the Saturday to see what was going on.

I decided to get there early so I could appreciate the event before the centre got really busy, and already there was a buzz around what the Beauty Fix had to offer. There were several displays featuring this season’s fashion trends, with a colour consultant on hand to advise on the best colours to suit your style throughout Spring. I had a quick browse of the rails and spotted a cute dress covered in polka dots, which happens to be my favourite print for clothing, so I’m hoping to see more dotty items in the shops soon!

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Another stand which caught my eye was the Beauty Amnesty, which invited shoppers to discard five unwanted items of make-up, in exchange for a £10 gift card to be spent on beauty items that day. A great deal considering several brands were offering discounts, and brands such as Nails Inc, Urban Decay and Hotel Chocolat were all giving beauty advice during the event!

There were also many offers to be had on the day in stores, and several freebies up for grabs. Rituals and Decleor were offering complimentary skincare consultations, and Rituals, YSL and Clinique also had free samples and items to give away.

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Whilst at the event I also managed to do a bit of shopping, and whilst browsing Debenhams’ beauty offerings I spotted Ghost’s Eclipse fragrance, which I decided to treat myself to. Ghost perfumes are my all-time favourites, and Eclipse’s light floral and fruity notes will be perfect for the coming warm months. I also headed over to H&M as I wanted a new dress, and managed to get a lovely grey number, as well as some cute mouse slippers.

Overall it was a fun day, and I’m looking forward to the next event that Highcross puts on, as they’re always enjoyable.

Naomi x

What I Wore: Foxton Locks

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Today my fiancé and I visited Foxton Locks with my sister and her boyfriend.  Foxton Locks are ten canal locks on the Leicester line of the Grand Union Canal, and the whole area is so lovely and green.  I’ve always enjoyed visiting the Locks, ever since I was a child, but today’s trip was extra special as it was the first time my fiancé had been.  We all had a nice time and had a little picnic whilst we watched the boats go by, before going for a walk along the canal paths.

As April’s weather is usually unpredictable, I thought layers would be best, so I wore my favourite Primark skater dress (which is becoming a Spring wardrobe staple of mine), and teamed it with my trusty faux leather biker jacket and some basic leggings.  Over this I wore an oversized but light floral skull scarf which I thrifted last year, for an extra bit of warmth if necessary.  As it happens, the weather was gorgeous and the sun was shining, but luckily it didn’t get too hot.

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Primark Faux Leather Biker Jacket / Primark Faux Leather Cap Sleeve Skater Dress / Primark Leggings / Dr Martens 1460 W Purple Shimmer Boots / Abandon Floral Skull Scarf (thrifted) / Topshop Leather Stud Bag (thrifted)

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As I knew we’d be walking a lot, I thought it best to throw on my Dr Martens, which was definitely the right call, and I also took another thrifty find of mine – my Topshop leather stud bag.  The perfect size to carry my camera and picnic food.

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I’m so pleased that Spring is finally underway as I love being out and about enjoying the nice weather, and today was a great opportunity to do so!  Have you been taking advantage of the sunshine lately?

Naomi x

TanOrganic TryMe Set GIVEAWAY! – CLOSED

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To celebrate their launch in the UK, the lovely folks at TanOrganic have sent me not one, not two, but THREE TryMe Sets to give away to three lucky winners.  Each set contains a 30ml bottle of TanOrganic Sunless Tan, a 30ml bottle of OilArganic multi-use body oil and a Self Tanning Mitt, and is worth almost €22 (£18/$29) in total.  TanOrganic is BUAV approved and the only Eco certified, aloe vera based sunless tan in the whole world, and OilArganic is made from 100% natural, organic ingredients.  I have tried and tested both products myself in the past (click the links above to see my reviews), and they are both top notch, so this is a really great prize and one not to be missed!

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How to Enter

To be in with a chance of winning one of THREE TanOrganic TryMe Sets, you must be following this blog via WordPress or email (I will check) and you must leave a comment below!  This will earn you one entry.  You can also earn an extra entry for each of the following

  • Follow Bewitchery on Twitter.
  • Follow TanOrganic on Twitter.
  • Like Bewitchery on Facebook.
  • Like TanOrganic on Facebook.
  • Tweet about the giveaway saying ‘For a chance to win a @TanOrganic TryMe set, enter @Bewitchery_’s giveaway’, with a link to this post.

And you can earn four extra entries if you reblog this post!  That’s a possible ten entries in total :)

The giveaway is open internationally, to anyone aged 18 or over, and will run for three weeks, ending at midnight (GMT) on the 8th of February.  Winners will be chosen at random and notified via email on the 9th of February, and will be expected to provide their postal address within 24 hours.  If no contact is received within this time, I reserve the right to choose another winner.

Good Luck!

Naomi x

Summer Dress Bargains!

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This past week I’ve treated myself to a few pretty dresses ready for late Spring/Summer, and all of them have been fantastic bargains!

The first dress I bought was a mustard and black belted skater style dress from Chiara Fashion.  It cost £4.95 (plus p+p) in the sale.

I don’t usually wear yellow but this is a really lovely shade and, as an added bonus, I even have a nail varnish which is a perfect match!

This second dress was from Primark and cost just £3 in the sale!  I swear Primark put some of their stock straight into the sale without trying to sell it full price first as I’d never seen this before, but hey, I’m not complaining!  I think the button detail is really cute and the colours really stand out.  The dress is even shaped at the breast and slightly fitted at the waist for a flattering fit.

My last purchase is my absolute favourite and the most expensive at £10 from Asda.  I adore purple and bright colours and this dress was just made for me – it’s just so pretty!  It is a similar cut to the Primark dress above and is made of light cotton, which is perfect for warm days.  I may dress this with leggings and a shrug tomorrow though as I can’t wait to wear it.

And of course, here’s an obligatory changing room shot…

Which dress do you like best?  Have you started your summer dress shopping yet?

Naomi x


 

My Avon Spring Raffle

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I am currently running a Spring Raffle for my lovely Avon customers and thought that I would show you all the prize!  The basket contains a selection of light, sweet and sparkly products so that the winner can shine all Spring through, and is worth over £30 in total (at full brochure price).

The prize includes:

  • Purisma Pearlesque Gift Set (contains a silver plated necklace and earrings with faux pearl and diamante detail).
  • Ultra Colour Rich 24K Gold Lipstick in ‘Ruby in Gold’.
  • ANEW Genics Treatment Concentrate (trial size).
  • Naturals Cherry Blossom Daily Refreshing Shampoo.
  • Skin So Soft Mineral Gems Diamond Blush Hand Cream.
  • Pur Blanca Body Spray.
  • Naturals Lemon Blossom & Basil Shower Gel.
  • Nail Buffer Keyring.

I’ll be finishing the basket off with a BIG bow on the front for that extra special touch, and will also be throwing in a selection of fragrance and skincare samples for good measure.

Naomi x

PS. If any of you want to enter, tickets cost £1 each and must be purchased by the 29th of March.  Winner will be chosen at random on the 1st of April.  If you win, I will pay for your prize to be shipped to you :)  Email bewitcheryblog@gmail.com or comment here if you’re interested (you don’t have to be a customer to buy tickets).

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