Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Lifestyle // Printic

Printic Polaroid Instagram Prints Instagram prints Printic app

I've seen many of my favourite bloggers post about this company before and expected them to be a lot like the many other companies printing Instagram photos. However when I was contacted by Printic I was surprised to find out that everything is done through an app on your phone. There's no website to sign up to, you simply download the app for FREE and upload your favourite photos straight from your phone. 
You can also choose as many or as few photos as you'd like to print. I've previously found that other said companies require a minimum order to print which can be annoying when purchasing for gifts especially. 

Also I've found recently that I use my phone a lot more for things like this. I've purchases Asos goodies from their app, I do all my banking on my trusty app, I renew my phone contract through an app… everything has migrated to mobile! And it's so much easier to do something at the touch of a button wherever you are. I really want to order some Printic prints for a friend back home and it's great that I can do it from my phone wherever I am in the world.

The prints themselves come in a cute little envelope and are printed on thin and glossy polaroid type paper. I love this as it really makes you feel like you have a genuine polaroid print. So if like me you love the look of polaroid but can't justify buying the camera and film, Printic is for you!

They also offer free worldwide shipping if you're away from home like me :) They also sell books and calendars which would make amazing gifts. Next Christmas I will definitely be making a range of calendars for my friends!

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Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Outfit // Leopard Print Midi Dress

Sweet Monday blog Sweet Monday, Glamorous, Leopard print midi dress Glamorous midi dress Glamorous leopard print dress
Dress - Glamorous* // Shoes - Boohoo // Lipstick - Mac 'Russian Red'

I am a little bit in love with this leopard print midi dress from Glamorous. I purchased it from their sale for only £10, can you believe it?! Their sale is full of amazing bargains. Since purchasing this dress I've already worn it out twice. It's perfect here in Melbourne for a night out as the weather's cooler now so I can layer it with a leather jacket and boots. 

I really love the back detail in particular. I'm not usually one to go for something so slinky looking and expose so much flesh but I really like the loose, baggy fit around the top and the elasticated high waist line, cute!

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Sunday, 13 April 2014

Outfit // Boohoo Smock Dress

Sweet Monday Boohoo smock dress River Island chain necklace Boohoo Gladiator Sandals
Dress - Boohoo // Sandals - Boohoo* // Necklace - River Island via ASOS // Lips - Mac 'Candy Yum Yum'

I bought this dress from Boohoo as part of a large order the other week. Last year I spent the whole time saving hard and now I'm finally getting my release and going crazy. Although I really don't need anymore clothes but it's hard when I only came to Australia with a suitcase full. I've forgotten what I've left at home and want to update my limited wardrobe here.

Anyway back to Boohoo. I ended up placing my order on the UK site even though they have an Australian one as I had money sitting in my paypal just waiting to be spent! This smock dress had been reduced to just £12. It's a gorgeous thick textured fabric. Will come in handy now we're going into Winter here in Melbourne. I can't wait to pair it with some tights and boots. 

I also received these amazing chunky sandals from attending their event the other month. I'm really loving Boohoo at the moment. They have some great collections and everything's so affordable. Not like here in Australia where everything is ridiculously expensive!!

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Thursday, 10 April 2014

Outfit // Petalz

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Dress - Lashes of London* // Casio watch - The Watch Hut // Boots - Hype DC // Lips - Mac 'Candy Yum Yum'

I have been lusting over this beautiful dress from Lashes of London for the best part of a year! I don't know why I didn't just buy it on the many occasions I added it to my basket on their website. Knowing I was moving to Australia meant I couldn't afford to buy too many pretty items as they wouldn't be able to fit in my case. But now I'm here and I'm back to having a wardrobe I was thrilled to be contacted to review an item. 

I've worked with Lashes of London a couple of times before and have bought many other items from their website, especially when they have a sale on! They sell the most amazing collection of items. Things you won't find anywhere else. Take a look here :)

In other news, today is Stewie's birthday! As my birthday is only in a couple of weeks too our parents gave us money to drive the Great Ocean Road last weekend in a camper van. It was the best weekend of my life! We got to see so many beautiful sights as well as a wild koala, wallabies and penguins. Plus we fed kangaroos and baby wallabies and a sanctuary just outside Melbourne. Such an amazing opportunity. I'll be blogging about it asap, once I've sorted through the hundreds of photos!!
We're off to celebrate again tonight though with a meal at a cute restaurant we stumbled upon the other day. The fact that the menu included things like Shepherds Pie instantly grabbed us. I'm dying for some hearty English food, especially as the weather has turned chilly and miserable here this week :( Feel like I'm back in the UK!

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Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Event // H&M Australia

H&M Australia

Last week saw pandemonium break out in the city of Melbourne. H&M has arrived in Australia and it seemed every Melbournian if not Australian had been looking forward to the day. It is the very first H&M store to open in Australia and a very big deal for Melbourne. The event itself could be one of the biggest Melbourne has seen and certainly the biggest I've ever been invited too. 

H&M Melbourne

On arrival I instantly felt underdressed, having rushed straight from work, upon seeing the red carpet and paparazzi entrance! There were hundreds of people lining the street too to get a glimpse at any celebrity face attending the event. I did spot a couple of cast members from Neighbours inside ;)

H&M H&M event

Inside the grand entrance opened up into a beautiful building. Covering two floors the marble staircases, glass escalators and mannequins suspended from trees were very impressive. It's definitely the largest and most lavish H&M I've ever shopped in. 
After the champagne arrival there were cocktails with edible flowers and canapes galore! The clothing itself looked amazing and the prices have been matched to those in the UK meaning it's very very reasonable for Australia. There was also the addition of homewares which I haven't seen in a H&M before and as if it couldn't get any better Haim were there doing a DJ set!!

H&M Aus H&M store opening Melbourne

They really did pull out all the stops for this store opening. I only wish more had been explained on the invite so that I could have dressed for the occasion and brought Stew along to take advantage of the evenings VIP 20% off! 

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