Christmas Giveaway with Aromatic Apothecary

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One of my favourite things in this world is beautiful smells. I’m one of those highly strung kinda people who stress about everything and if it wasn’t for the relaxing scents I use everyday I’d be a wreck.

Be it the cream I use after my shower or the drops of lavender oil on my pillow case, relaxing, spa-like smells is how I deal with my worries.

Aromatic Apothecary has the perfect range of beautiful smelling products to either help you relax, relieve aches and pains or even help problem skin. If you haven’t tried their products yet you should… and what’s a better time then right now!

Aromatic Apothacary and My Life in Pink are giving one lucky reader the chance to choose their perfect pamper gift for themselves. All you got to do to win your perfect pamper pack is to follow the steps below:

1.) Follow Aromatic Apothecary and My Life in Pink on Facebook

2.) Share this link on Facebook > http://goo.gl/OfbJHT
(It should look like the image below…)

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3.) Leave a comment on this post which perfect pamper pack you’d like to win from Aromatic Apothecary from this selection here.

Competition close in two weeks, good luck :)

xxx
EJ

Take Cover // NYC

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Sorry for being pretty quiet the past two weeks, work has just been insane! Season started with a bang and I’ve barely had any personal time to myself to work on My Life in Pink.

Whoever said modelling was glamorous sure got that wrong! Unless waking up at 4am every morning and getting home at 10pm and living on a few hours sleep every night is your idea of glamorous ;). Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love my job and it’s helped open up an endless amount of doors for me and I wouldn’t be where I am today without the help of people I’ve met over the years working in this industry.

One of my favourite parts about being a model is seeing the end result after a long hard day of work. How everyone’s creative energy comes together as one and creates a beautiful image and that’s how I feel about this shoot I shot in New York with photographer duo Jacob Sadrak and Carrol Cruz. Their work in amazing with an impressive resume of clients such as Vogue, Harpers Bazaar and Tush.

The editorial was a coat story and the energy behind the shoot was a mixture of very structured and still, “I’m too cool for school”  shots and jumping, free spirited shots. Anyway, hope you like them… :)

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EJ

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Photographers: Jacob Sadrak and Carrol Cruz
Styling: Sayuri Murakami
Make up: Linda Gradin
Model: Me, The Lions New York

Holla!

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For me weekends are all about comfort and that means denims and a tee, be it a pair of jeans or some cute dungarees.

I generally like my dungarees slightly oversized and slouchy, I usually buy them one size too big. I paired my dungarees with a cute pink statement tee to balance out the tomboyish from the snapback and slouchiness.

Oh and can I get a ‘holla’ for this awesome rainbow snapback from Truworths!

xxx
EJ

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All items of clothing from Truworths 

Photos by Justin Polkey

Selfie Scope Giveaway with #CottonOnRSA

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Wana beat Ellen Degeneres famous Oscar selfie? Now you can thanks to Cotton On’s new “Selfie Scope”.

Lock your smart phone into place, pair your phone’s bluetooth with the BT3.0 Shutter, hold up the stick, aim and shoot by using the super handy small remote control.

I had a little giggle to myself when I first heard about the Selfie Scope, I mean think about it, does one really need a stick to take a selfie? It wasn’t until I started using it for group selfie shots and at concerts that I really understand the benefits of owning one.

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My Life in Pink and Cotton On have teamed up and decided to give away a “Selfie Scope” to one lucky reader all you have to do is:

1.) Make sure you following both My Life in Pink, @emmamenteath, and Cotton On, @CottonOn, on Twitter.

2.) Tweet the image below making sure you mention both @emmamenteath and #CottonOnRSA in your tweet.

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3.) Lastly leave a comment on this post letting me know you’ve entered.

Good Luck, winner will be announced in two weeks.

xxx
EJ

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DIY: Gold Wins

- Guest post courtesy of Garland of Grace

Every now and then I love sharing great DIY ideas that I come across either on Pinterest or Bloglovin… and 99% of the time they involve the colour gold. Who else is obsessed with gold interior items?

This idea is great because not only is it quick and easy, but it’s pretty cheap too and a great way to spice up a boring white mug.

What you’ll need:

  • plain white mugs
  • masking tape or blue painters tape
  • matte-finish indoor fast-drying gold spray paint
  • clear sealer for ceramic

Follow the visual instructions:

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Tips:

When covering the mugs with tape make sure that the tape is pulled tight with NO ripples (unlike mine) to ensure the paint wont creep up underneath. I had to clean my line up afterwards.

Hold spray can about 13-18 inches away from mug and spray in short spurts to achieve even coverage and avoid dripping.

Spray the clear sealer in the same manner as above about 5 minutes after gold spray.

Dont let tape sit on the mug too long after spraying (no more than 8 minutes) or the paint may peel up with the tape.

Not dishwasher safe. Wash the inside by hand and lightly rinse the outside.

xxx
Enjoy EJ

New York I Love You

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This shoot was my first shoot in New York City with photographer Nikolai Golovanoff when I signed to my agency, The Lions.

The inspiration behind the shoot was inspired by Inez and Vinoodh’s black and white studio portraits. Styling was minimal, literally just grabbed items of clothing from Nikolai’s wardrobe, and the portrayed emotion of the day was soft and gentle. No frowning allowed ;)

I absolutely adore the opening image Nikolai captured of me. Next week I’ll be sharing some more “work” images from my stay in New York City.

xxx
EJ

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Photographer: Nikolai Golovanoff
Make up: Juliette Perreux

British Fashion Awards 2014

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Two nights ago the British Fashion Awards was held at the London Coliseum with a guest list you simply cannot swoon over consisting of the most prominent designers, models and editors.

The main winners of the evening consisted of Erden, Victoria Beckham and Nicolas Ghesquiére, taking home the Womeswear Designer, Brand, and International Designer awards respectively.

Everyone was dressed exquisitely, but below are some of my favourite looks of the evening and a complete list of the winners.

THE WINNERS

  • Emerging Womenswear Designer
    Marques Almeida
  • Emerging Menswear Designer
    Craig Green
  • Emerging Accessory Designer
    Prism
  • New Establishment Designer
    Simone Rocha
  • Establishment Designer
    Preen
  • Womenswear Designer
    Erdem
  • Menswear Designer
    JW Anderson
  • Accessory Designer
    Anya Hindmarch
  • International Designer
    Nicolas Ghesquière for Louis Vuitton
  • Red Carpet Designer
    Alexander McQueen
  • Brand
    Victoria Beckham
  • Model
    Cara Delevingne
  • Creative Campaign
    Louis Vuitton
  • British Style
    Emma Watson
  • Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator
    Edward Enninful
  • Outstanding Achievement
    Anna Wintour
  • Special Recognition
    Chris Moore

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EJ

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Pretty Pinafore

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The pinafore dress… the more girly version of good old dungarees. It’s the perfect item to indulge in school girl chic. With it’s striking simplicity, ease and comfort it’s hard not to love.

Last week I posted an article all about dungarees and how to wear them, the same applies with the pinafore dress, except this time theres more room for more of a girly attitude.

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EJ

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Sheer shirt: Witchery
Lace cami: Witchery
Pinafore dress: Mr Price
Socks: Ackermans
Shoes: Witchery 
Handbag: Colette Hayman
Glasses: Spitfire
Necklace: Country Road
Watch: Witchery

Photos by Justin Polkey

The Happiness Jean

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One of my favourite go to outfits for years now has been the jeans and tee combo, but it wasn’t till I saw Alexa Chung and Miranda Kerr looking absolutely exquisite in this laid back combo with killer heels, that I realised this casual look could be dressed up for business lunches and afternoon meetings.

It’s all about quality and when it comes to quality I immediately turn to J Brand. Their jeans are timeless, classic and sophisticated with an emphasis on fit and the inspiration to make a woman look and feel beautiful in her jeans.

How do you dress up your jeans look?

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EJ

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Jeans: J Brand
Tee: Cotton On
Heels: Aldo
Watch: Witchery
Necklace: Country Road

Photos by Justin Polkey

Dungarees If You Please

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Calling all 90′s fans, guess what’s back? Dungarees! A favourite childhood trend is making their way back into our wardrobes.

First spotted on the catwalks they were quickly advocated by some of my favourite fashion forward celebrities: Alexa Chung, Blake Lively and Rihanna.

Available in multiple styles for the new season, in classic stonewash denim, 90′s inspired, sporty or prints there’s something for everyone and if dungarees aren’t your thing then why not try a cute pinafore dress.

How to wear your dungarees:
1.) With a simple tee and rolled-up hems with a pair of heels for a cool casual look.
2.) For a preppy look try the pinafore dress with a white collared shirt and a pair of loafers.
3.) Try a smart black tailored pair with a shirt and heels for a trendy office look.
4.) For a slick look add a tailored blazer to your look.
5.) A pair of black dungarees can take you from day to night quite easily. Add a pair of heels, a bold lips and killer accessories and you all set. Think Olivia Palermo.

xxx
EJ

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Dungarees: Mr Price 
Peak: Country Road
Sneakers: Nike
Watch: Swatch
Necklace: Country Road

Photos by Justin Polkey