Thursday, 31 March 2016

A Day in Las Vegas ♡

Hi Weshy Wanderers how are we doing? So today's post is going to be all about how I would transition my look throughout a day in Las Vegas! I have yet to mention this on my blog but I will be writing a post about how in the summertime this year I will be jetting off to New York to start my 5 week tour around America! One of the most amazing places that I will visit whilst I am there will of course be Vegas! I mean a trip to the grand old USA would not be complete without a night in the dazzling strip of Vegas now would it? Unfortunately, I will only be there for one night but fear not as I have compiled a list of looks that would (in my eyes) benefit someone when they only have one day and night to enjoy the sights Vegas has to offer! So let's jump right in! :) For this post I have partnered up with Vegas.com and given you my ultimate list :) Why not check them and their hotels out over here - Las Vegas Hotels? 

Now first off, let me just say I know I will never be able to fit in everything I would like to do in Vegas; like go to a show, have lunch out, do a tour(s), have dinner out, have a full on night out or even just visiting each different themed hotel, but once I am there I shall try to do most of it! So for the benefit of this post, let's say we're doing it all in the one go! 


HOTELS

I have already booked my stay in Vegas in the Luxor Las Vegas hotel but don't let that stop you from staying in some of the most famous hotels such as; Caesars Palace or the Aria Resort and Casino!
DAY TIME


So you've woken up and you open your curtains to a breathtaking view of Las Vegas so what do we have planned? How about some shopping and some bus tours? 

Whether you're more of a fashion fanatic or a sweet tooth, there is lots to offer in Vegas. The Wynn Esplanade ranges from Louis Vuitton to Ferrari! Whilst on the other hand, the huge M&M's World store is more than a delight to take a walk in! 


So now that we have our destinations planned what are we wearing? Well considering the temperature in Vegas during the summertime is pretty hot I would go for something light and airy but that doesn't compromise my style in any way :) So I have two choices here, both are very laid back. Some brown gladiators with denim shorts and a cute flowery top or a super cute co-ord that stays within the flower theme! I'm not a huge heels person so would never be able to imagine walking around for hours in them! 


TOURS


Now if you're thinking of taking in a little tour of the Vegas strip, why not try the Big Bus Tours they last 2 hours and you get to see Vegas on a double decker bus! Plus the price is pretty awesome, only $37! For this, I would probably get changed as I wouldn't want my outfit to get crumpled and it may be hot out, but the wind when driving along may cause a little shiver (I get cold very easily!). So for this I would pair shorts with a plain white top and a detailed kimono over it :) 


LUNCH


Now for lunch, we definitely need to dress this up a little, I would take a lovely stroll to the Aria and indulge in some light Thai lunch at Lemongrass! The first outfit is very basic but is brightly refreshed with some pastel pink accessories whilst the second outfit is very full on girlie with the pastel skirt and cute flowery crop top! I would probably not dress it up with accessories as I feel the shoes, outfit and bag do all the talking! 


SHOWS


A trip to Vegas would not be complete without taking in a show! So after out delicious Thai meal why not head on over to Luxor and witness the amazing Criss Angel! His show is only $71 and I'm sure it would be a guaranteed amazing spectacle! If that isn't your thing, then don't worry the amazing Britney Spears is also around at Axis Theatre over at Planet Hollywood doing her thing :) For this outfit I believe that comfort is important as shows do tend to go on for a while but then again this is Vegas so I'm sure a lot of styles would suit! Personally I would go with one of 2 choices; a cute crop top and skirt with some short heels and false lashes or some stunning culottes with a jewelled crop top!


DINNER

Now for the next major event of the night! Where to go for dinner? There are so many choices it would take over a year to be able to dine out everywhere! But here are my top 2; the Lago next to the Bellagio Fountains and  L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon over at MGM Grand. Why not ravish yourself with some delicious French cuisine whilst taking in your beautiful surroundings! 


For such a wonderful evening out, the attire must of course suit the atmosphere and surroundings so for this I would style myself with some very similar pastel outfits that are embellished and simple yet really do stand out! 


NIGHT OUT

Now that you have filled yourself up it's time to head home and get ready for the big ending to this wonderful day in Vegas! Time to hit the dance floor and get totally crazy with it! But where is best to go? Well I would definitely want to try out the Voodoo Rooftop at Rio Hotel and the amazing looking Foxtail Nightclub and the Pool at SLS Las Vegas Hotel! 


Seeing as we are in Vegas, the outfit needs to be on point and completely gorgeous! So I would wear either something very revealing and tight in order to show off that tan and all that working out at the gym or something more demure (yet far more eye catching!!) such as this exquisite sequinned dress with two shades of colour paired with some enormous black platforms and a small clutch! 



After all the excitement of the day, Vegas will be sure to leave you with a million more memories to forever hold on to :) As you may have noticed, this style transition from one to the next does include 6 outfit changes in total, but hey being in Las Vegas is as good a time as any to need that many changes! Enjoy what this amazing city has to offer and make the most of your time here! I hope you've enjoyed finding out how I would style myself during all these different activities! 

Sarah xx

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Award Season is Upon us! ♡

Hi there Weshy wanderers how are we? So as you may have noticed award season is coming at us fast and mighty what with The Grammy's, The Academy Awards and The Oscar's having just been finalised (special mention  - congrats again to Leo!) But coming up we still have The Kids Choice Awards, The MTV Music awards and the Teen Choice Awards (amongst many others!). 

So although the nominees and the shows are a delight to watch, what happens before that? The all important red carpet outfits of course! Let's have a look at some of this year's outfits to refresh your memories:

GRAMMYS


OSCARS


I, of course, have never been to any kind of award shows and considering how many choices there are I may have to have a top 3! The Black Tux are a company that offer a more varied array of mens tuxes and suits and have some quality pieces for great prices! For my top 3 I will be choosing a piece from their (male) collection, a high street piece and a haute couture piece! :) I will also be styling 3 male pieces but in terms of celebrity styling I think I should leave that to the professionals as they all looked amazing and stunning!

OPTION 1 - The Black Tux

Velvet Tuxedo 
This beautiful tux will set you back = $125/£90 to rent

OPTION 2 - HIGH STREET
Both on ASOS

The dress is Virgos Lounge £120/$170 and the suit is ASOS £107/$151.

OPTION 3 - HAUTE COUTURE

Elie Saab and Carlo Pignatelli Shows
The dress is from the spring/summer 2016 Elie Saab collection whilst the tux is fall/winter 2016 Carlo Pignatelli collection and both are absolutely exquisite! I don't have prices for these pieces but one can only imagine.. 

So there you have it! Those are the top three in my dream world of awards shows! I hope you've enjoyed this post and I hope you enjoy the rest of the award shows coming our way!

Sarah xx

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

ThinTea - Weight Loss Detox Tea ♡

Hi there weshy wanderers how are we? I notice it has once again been a while since I have written a post (almost 5months!) but I am back and this time I have a very special post for you! 

I was recently approached by the lovely Megan over at ThinTea and was asked to review the 28 day Detox Blend and the 28 day Fat Burn Blend . Along with this I was also given a little informational packet and a cute as pie pink strainer! Now although I had intended on following a healthy diet as long as trying out these teas, I can confirm that I failed miserably but I tried again a week later and managed to stay on top of things for just a little over two weeks now. All the while I had been drinking the tea blend every morning and every night. So first of all let me introduce you to this delightful tea:


Above is what I was sent to try out and review and let me tell you exactly what is in each packet before I go on to talking about my journey :) For each tea, one teaspoon of loose leaves must be added to the strainer and then left in your mug for 3-5 minutes before removing the strainer. 

The Detox Blend is to be drank first thing in the morning with breakfast and contains:

Organic Fennel Seed

Organic Nettle Leaf

Marshmallow Leaf

Organic Juniper Berry

Organic Dandelion Root

Organic Rose Petal

So as you can see a lot of organic ingredients do go into this tea and one of the huge highlights for me is that this is not one of those laxative inducing teas (which always annoyed me about other detox teas) so that's a huge bonus! 

The second tea is the Fat Burn Blend and that is to be drank just before dinner in order to get the best results and it contains:

Organic Peppermint

Olive leaf

Dandelion leaf

Hawthorn leaf & flower

Coleus Root

Organic Cinnamon 

Ginger Root

Once again the tea is full of organic and natural products and this second blend is great for boosting your metabolism and helping you burn fat. 

Now let me tell you a little about the aim of these teas, basically the tea is made out of ingredients that are 100% pure, natural and preservative free. They were made to help you lose weight, stop bloating and balance our your body's chemicals. Along with these teas I was also advised via the website to follow their clean eating plan and indulge in 30minutes exercise each day. As it states on the website here are their major aims:


Step 1: Alkalise your body so it can absorb the nutrients it needs better.

Step 2: Eliminate harmful toxins from your body.

Step 3: Speed up your metabolism so you can burn calories faster while keeping hunger at bay.


PROS AND CONS

Let's start off with the good news:

I definitely didn't experience any nausea or major headaches whilst doing this detox.

I saw a decrease in bloating and did feel slightly more energetic than usual.

In terms of weight, I don't know if it was my diet or snacking but I feel like I could definitely have lost more had I been 100% committed but due to work and University and generally making excuses I didn't manage to stay on the healthy path all the time hence why I had to re-start my detox but in saying that I did lose some inches around my waist and hips! 

Now for the (not so) bad news:

For me there was only two minor problems I had with this tea and they were down to taste and time! 

For instance, I am a very very picky and fussy eater/drinker so when I try something new I try to keep an open mind as I do tend to say no a lot to new things. Now in saying that the taste of the teas were not as bad (the Fat Burn Blend was particularly delicious!) as some I've had before but the Detox Blend wasn't sweet enough for me (so not the point of these teas!) so I did indulge in adding a teaspoon of honey to the morning teas. 

In terms of time, what I mean is I am usually always on the go and sometimes have to be at University for 5-6 hours a day meaning if I'm in a rush in the morning and cannot have a tea I would bring it with me to uni, now here is the problem: finding a damn kettle! My uni does not provide them and this meant bringing in hot water which basically defeats the purpose to begin with but what I am trying to say is that when the mornings were too packed trying to get places I would sometimes not have time to have the tea before or with breakfast which meant a few the detox blend teas were being used as 'lunch' teas.. Basically this came down to me not micro-managing my time but that is why these were only minor problems in my eyes :) 

All in all though I greatly enjoyed drinking these blends and would 100% recommend ThinTea Detox to any of my friends or family and as I still have quite a lot of loose leaves left this means I can happily enjoy more of these delicious detox teas for at least another 2-3 weeks! Let's hope the weight keeps on falling off! 

If you would like to have a look for yourself at these wonderful teas then head on over to their website and check out some of their social media:


Sarah x

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Comfort > Sleepwear? ♡

Hey there weshy wanderers how are we all doing? Good I hope! :) 

So recently I found out that the sleep experts at Casper want to find out what wardrobe to wear when it comes to bedtime. Now I know that most people probably don't even really think about what they're shoving on, I know I spent a lot of time coming home from school and grabbing the nearest sweater and sweatpants and shoving them on to feel comfortable but when it came to bedtime I would end up feeling either far too warm or highly uncomfortable. So what if we took a minute just to really assess what sleepwear would best suit our bedtime needs? First of all let's get acquainted with the sleep friendly company Casper.

Let's start from the very beginning, who, or what, exactly is Casper? Well to put it in basic terms they are a new sleep startup company who believe that their mattress will forever change sleeping rituals. Why you ask? Well because their Casper mattress is made from a special blend of three types of foam (here comes the technical bit!): 

1) Latex foam -> this provides he support, cooling effect and bounce.
2) Memory foam -> this provides a deeper sense of support and a major relief of comfort.
3) Support foam -> which helps make sure you don't sink into your new one of a kind bed! 

Basically, Casper has ensured that whatever sleepwear you have on, your mattress will be there to support your body and help you fall into that wonderful deep and relaxing sleep. 

Moving onto the sleepwear fashion side of things! Casper would like to invite people to talk about what their favourite going to bed outfits are as part of the Beauty Sleep Style Challenge and therefore I have divided up the sleepwear options into the most popular case scenarios:

A Girly Sleepover
Funnily enough I hosted a sleepover last night with my two best friends from University and although we may not have looked like the height of comfort fashion, we most definitely felt it! I decided to wear my slouchy blue joggers, some fluffy white slippers, a stripy top and my Stirling University jumper over it. Now none of that sounds stylish in any way but if I was to host a major girly night this is definitely what I would go for:

Neutral colours always make me feel so relaxed! 
Now I understand neither of those outfits are very vibrant but remember what you see as 'stylish' is all down to personal taste so always keep that in mind :) 



Comfort Above All Else
In order to get the best ever beauty sleep (and Lord knows I need it!), I would ensure that with this particular outfit I most definitely do feel comfortable!! For this look I have decided to go on more of a 'cute' look that also translates as very comfortable in terms of airiness and fit/tightness. Both these outfits are once again very neutral but the pineapple trend is very in vogue at the moment and the sleepy girl look is really all I am about! I am one very sleepy girl!




























Looking and Feeling Mighty Fine
Last but definitely not least by any means, the looking fine and feeling might fine segment! This one will probably be the most popular option as most of us girls like to imagine our lives are a fairytale and although we want to feel comfort at all times we also want to make sure we look good doing whatever it is we're doing! So here are my choices for looking beautiful and stylish always (even if only going to bed..)


If it's good enough for Rosie then it's good enough for me! 




















A girl can dream can't she?? 

Now if you would like to know more about Casper and see what some of their sleep favourites are, why not head on over to their website or have a look at their social media: Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram. Let's try and get #OOTN* trending for sleepwear! Let me know in the comments down below what outfits you would have chosen :) 

*Outfit of the Night. 

Sarah xx

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Life Chat and Video Updates ♡

Enjoy my terrible chat as I tell you all about my life and future plans and updates!! 

Sarah x


Monday, 15 June 2015

Sudocrem Travel Size ♡

Hey there weshy wanderers! How are we all doing? Once again I have been absent from this blog but never fear I know when an entrance is due :) Today's post is going to be dedicated to a brilliant travel-size lifesaver!

Introducing:


Now of course Sudocrem is already a household name of its own right but what I wanted to point out about this little gem is the handy size and bottle that it comes in! This skin care cream is so gentle and soothing on your skin that it can be used as much as you want. It is a saviour in so many different ways such as helping spot prone skin (guilty!), flaky skin or irritated and dry areas such as the knees and elbows.  In fact I have many friends and family who even use this cream to soothe their sunburns! This brilliantly sized 30g tube means that its perfect to take anywhere with you or to pop in your handbag and the best thing is you don't even need to squeeze the contents out into a handy travel size tube as it's more than acceptable to take whilst travelling in the size it comes. It fits anywhere easily and that makes it perfect for on the go! 

This Sudocrem product can also be used as a moisturiser, for spot treatment or as a face mask all you have to do is apply a thing layer over whatever area you are treating and leave it to sink in, then later reapplying another thin layer to that same area.  

Review

I have previously stated that I do suffer from spot prone skin and luckily had had a brilliant outburst of spots when I received this product, making me the perfect person to test out the product! Before going to bed I applied a small layer to all of the affected area's on my face and let it work its magic overnight. When I woke up I went for a shower and woke up to three very reduced spots! The cream had managed to stop the spots from looking so sore and angry and had reduced the size of them which of course was a brilliant start to the morning! I would definitely recommend this product as it is handy for so many different things! Whether you have a rash, sunburn or spots this handy little tube will definitely do its job :) 

Sarah x


Stop Motion What to Pack in your Carry-on ♡

Hello weshy wanderers, here is my new stop motion video! I thought I would try something different and after seeing this style of video being done I decided to give it a quick try! Taking the video itself was a job and a half but thankfully editing it only took me 30minutes!! Enjoy 

Sarah x