27/11/2011

November Glossybox


One of the perks of being able to attend the Motel and Glossybox event a couple of weeks ago, was to get my hands on a free Glossybox. Just like many others, I have been really curious about this service, but never actually got around to subscribe, so when the lovely girls at Glossybox asked me if I would like to try one of their boxes, I just couldn't say no. A few weeks later, the November box was patiently waiting for me on my doorsteps.




The first thing that struck me was how much thought and care had been put into the packaging. The pink box, the tissue paper, the little bow, the card, everything has been done to give the sample box a luxurious feel. That's what Glossybox is all about after all, bringing luxurious samples to your doorsteps.

As for the actual products, here is what I found in my November Glossybox :

Arbonne FC5 Ultra Hydrating Hand Crème
This fancy take on traditional hand cream left my hands soft and moisturised, but also smelling incredibly fresh. The product is very quickly absorbed, and is the perfect addition to any handbag, especially now the weather is getting colder.

Dead Sea Spa Magik Bath Salts
These bath salts claim to relieve dry skin and exfoliate, for a remarkably improved skin texture. It surely sounds heavenly, and I cannot wait to use it next time I have a bath. You can mix it with LUSH Christmas goodies, can't you?

Illamasqua Freak Eau De Parfum
I was fairly excited when I saw this sample of Illamasqua's first venture into fragrance sitting in my box. Unfortunately, the scent is really not my cup of tea. It is way too strong and heavy for me, but if you like this kind of perfume, make sure to check Freak out next time you pass by an Illamasqua counter.

Monu Revitalising Moisturiser
"A light, easily absorbed cream to revive and soften the skin, with soothing cucumber, elderflower and mallow extracts." If I am quoting the Glossybox team here, it is because I still have yet to use this moisturiser. My skin is really dry and sensitive, so sensitive in fact, that even products like Estee Lauder's serums will cause the worst allergic reaction on me, so when I finally find a skin care routine that works for my skin, I tend to stick to it and I am afraid this product is not part of it.

Nail Rock Designer Nail Wraps
If you have been reading my blog for a while, you know that I love nail wraps so much that I even wrote a whole post about them. That being said, the ones I received are a bit out of my comfort zone, but again, this is all part of the Glossybox fun!

If this month's box didn't win me over like I thought it would, I cannot say it put me off either. I probably wouldn't have purchased any of these products myself, but that is why people subscribe to these sample boxes, to make them try new things. I also cannot deny the fact that I felt like a child on Christmas day opening the delicate pink box. Would I subscribe? I don't think so, but I sure enjoyed discovering one of the most popular sample box services out there.

If you would also like to give it a try, Glossybox is available for only £10 a month, and will deliver five product miniatures for you to test at home, and thus every month. 

- Elodie

22/11/2011

The Fashion Intern Style Diaries - Week 1


If you've read my about me page, you know that I have been taking a year out of uni to intern for a few well-known publications, before enrolling in a Master degree next September. In the meantime, I am having the best time picking up and returning samples, interviewing people, writing minor features, and assisting on various photo shoots. If I can't legally tell you where I am working at the moment, I can still show you what I have been wearing this week.

Monday
Silk top, shoes, Topshop. Blazer, cuff, H&M.
Jeans, New Look. Scarf, Primark.
Watch, Michael Kors. Necklace, Ebay.
Lips, Barry M Punky Pink, MAC Media.
Nails, Nails Inc. Basil Street.

Tuesday
T-shirt, Petit Bateau. Leather Jacket, Henleys. 
Jeans, New Look. Scarf, H&M.
Ring, Primark. Shoes, Versace.
Lips, Barry M Punky Pink, MAC Media.
Nails, Nails Inc. Basil Street.

Wednesday
Tank top, Petit Bateau. Jumper, H&M. 
Jeans, New Look. Shoes, Topshop.
Sideway cross necklace, Etsy. Watch, Moschino.
Lips, MAC Hue lipstick, Estee Lauder Twilight Petal lipgloss.
Nailpolish, Nails Inc. Basil Street


Thursday



Jumper, Zara. Skirt, H&M. Shoes, rings, Topshop
Chain necklace, Forever 21. Watch, Michael Kors.
Lips, Sleek Mystic lipstick and Revlon Pink Pop lipgloss
Nails, Nails Inc. Picadilly Circus.


Friday
Dress, Love. Boots, Steve Madden.
Chain Necklace, Forever 21. Watch, Moschino. Ring, Primark.
Lips, MAC Patisserie. Nails, Ciaté Mistress.

Expect to see some more of this Fashion Intern Style Diary series, as I am still interning there this week. 
- Elodie x

20/11/2011

Another Birthday Post? Elle Yeah!


Happy Birthday, Elle Yeah!

My blog is one year old today. I cannot believe it has been a year since I wrote my very first blog post. How time flies! It seems like only yesterday I was celebrating my first follower, or approving my first comment. A year later, I am still loving sharing my inspirations, latest buys, fashion musings and outfits with you. I still cannot believe all these amazing opportunities are starting to come my way. A blog wouldn't be anything without its readership, so I'd like to thank you all for taking the time to read Elle Yeah.

To celebrate, and most importantly thank you all, I am giving away a Steve Madden wristlet. Make sure to check it out here, http://www.elle-yeah.com/2011/11/steve-madden-giveaway.html.

Here is to another year of blogging!


- Elodie x

13/11/2011

Baby, You're A Firework

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Top, La Redoute. Blazer, H&M. Jeans, New Look. Boots, Steve Madden. 
Necklace, Forever 21. Bracelet, Temperley. Watch and bag, Michael Kors.
Lipstick, Barry M Punky Pink. Nailpolish, Chanel Rouge Noir.

Let me unveil the mystery and introduce you to my new bag, or clutch as it can be worn both ways. It is from Michael Kors and is made out of the most gorgeous python skin leather, making it spot on trend for this season. As much as I love my Mulberry Alexa, I have been wanting to get a smaller bag for a while now. One that I could easily take on a night out, or when I don't need to carry an awful lot around, and this is it!  I paired it with this very simple outfit to go see the Lord Mayor's firework display on the London Southbank, and catch up with Sade and Cigdem over a drink last week. You know me though, I couldn't resist throwing some sequins in the mix.

Thank you Steph for another amazing birthday present! 
- Elodie x

11/11/2011

Motel Rocks & Glossybox Event



On Thursday night, I headed to the Motel Rocks showroom in London to preview their latest collection, but also to take a closer look at one of the most popular sample boxes out there, Glossybox. The team behind the event had turned the place into every girl's dream for the occasion, with balloons, pop corn, diet coke, candy floss, wine, bowls and bowls of sweets, a nail bar, cupcakes, cocktails and of course, beautiful clothes - Everything was there to make sure that we all had an amazing time, and we sure did!


Jessica & Me


With Sade and Stacey.
Rachel, browsing the new collection.



We also got the chance to choose an item from the collection to go home with. I obviously went for a sequinned little number that I cannot wait to share with you in an outfit post! Glossybox were also very kind, treating us to delicious cupcakes, but also giving us the chance to win a special box if we could guess the number of products in it. I obviously went for a reasonable number instead of my lucky one, 17. Turns out, there were 17 products in the box! Don't worry though, you will still get to have a peek inside the November box, courtesy of the Glossybox girls. 

It was really nice to see some friendly faces, but also some new ones, like Zoe, or Michelle from Daisybutter. We have been following each other for a while now, and she was so sweet. Oh, and yes, her white and rose gold Alexa is to die for, but that I already knew. 

I'd like to thank the people at Motel, especially Selina, and Glossybox  for organising such a fabulous event. Don't forget to check out their Facebook page for a full outfit shot.

- Elodie x 

10/11/2011

Shiny New Things


After reading my birthday post, many of you were curious about what I got for my birthday, and especially what I picked up in Bicester Village, so here we go! There is another item that I want to share with you, but not just yet. Let me give you a hint... It is a bag, and no it is not from Mulberry. Or is it?

Remember this post? Well, apparently my parents did, because they got me this Michael Kors watch. I am not one to ask for presents, or anything really, so I was really surprised they knew I wanted this. My only explanation is that my mum must be reading this blog so... Bonjour, maman! 

You all know how much I love Mulberry, so when I saw they had a shop in Bicester Village, I knew I was going to get something. After looking at beautiful bags, and debating whether or not I needed another oversised Alexa, I decided to be reasonable and get something I actually needed : a card holder for my brand new business cards of course!

It is no secret that I like tough looking pieces, so as soon as my sister saw this Temperley bracelet, she knew I would want it. And she was right! I absolutely love the rich brown leather and the gold spike detailing. In fact, I love it so much, I just wish I had picked up the black version as well! 


I realised a few months ago that my shoe collection was lacking one essential : a pair of good quality black ballerina flats.As much as I'd like to say that I can walk around London in 5 inch stilettos, it is just not the case, so when I saw these in Versace, I had to get them. Now, since these have a silver bow detail, does that mean I can still justify getting the Tory Burch ones? I think so, don't you?

On a completely different note, I am going to the Motel Rocks and Glossybox event tonight. So many people I know are going, it should be fun! 

- Elodie x

05/11/2011

Birthday Girl

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October 1990 issue of Vogue UK, a previous present from my sister.
If you follow me on Twitter, you know I turned 21 last month. The celebration started early last month, when my sister treated me to an Idina Menzel's concert, and did not end before Britney Spears's show at the O2 Arena last Friday. The whole month ended up being filled with birthday fun! I had such an amazing time, and even though I cannot blog about everything I did to celebrate, I can certainly share some of the best moments with you.



On the night of the 16th, my sister and I went to Ping Pong, on the Southbank. We spent the night laughing out loud, eating more than our fair share of dim sum, and sipping on some of the best cocktails I have ever had, and believe me, that is a lot of cocktails! These lychee and rose martinis were absolutely delicious, so make sure to try them if you are ever going to one of the Ping Pong restaurants. I promise you won't regret it!


On my actual birthday, my sister and I hopped on a train to Bicester Village, but not before a good Starbucks breakfast. For those of you who don't know, Bicester Village is a designer outlet for high-end brands, such as Mulberry, Alexander McQueen, Dior, Gucci, etc. There is even a Cosmetic Company Store, which sells some of my all-time favourite make-up brands, including MAC, Estée Lauder, or even Bobbi Brown. Needless to say, my sister and I literally shopped 'til we dropped!



No birthday would be complete without a night out with friends! It just happened that one of my best friends, Niamh, was flying all the way from Dublin to Exeter that week, so I decided to have my birthday night out over there. We first went out to dinner in our favourite restaurant, before hitting the club. I had such a great night! The next day, my friends surprised me with not only one, but two home made birthday cakes and the cutest birthday present : my very first Pandora charm to put on the brand new Pandora bracelet they had also got me. Did I already mention that I have the best friends in the world?


I'd just like to thank everyone that contributed to making this birthday unforgettable, it sure worked! 
- Elodie x