A seasonal shift in style

When the leaves start falling and the weather reaches single digits, you know a change is coming for your wardrobe. Whether you’re a smart dresser, a casual babe or somewhere inbetween like me, a new season is a great excuse for a good old look in those drawers to get yourself prepared and warm. Today’s post features several brands which I’ve never blogged about before. A seasonal shift in style is coming your way in three, two, one…

The houndstooth print is a failsafe from September to December, especially when it’s in the form of a darling, high-waisted miniskirt. My collection of Karen Millen cardigans are the perfect length for this look, and no doubt I will be trying them all with this skirt from Unique 21.

My buckle belt is a brand new addition from my sister’s belt biz @e.buckled and this just completes my first seasonal style look.

Look two is a grungy/urban street vibe, and yes the leopard print is out in full force! I’ve paired these lightweight palazzo trousers from Unique 21 with an amazing lace bodysuit from Catwalk Clothing and some black tights to beat the morning chill. The burgundy sketchers add a colourful pop along with a dark lip and some beautiful lashes courtesy of KISS products.

I chose to adorn a suede effect satchel bag to add a bit more swag and a leopard print hair clip to tie the whole getup together.

My final look to honour a seasonal shift in style is more of a night time glam look. I’ve got the same beautiful lace on top but switched the bottom up to a glitzy skirt from Minnie’s Boutique and snakeskin accessories.

Even though my style may change from day to day and season to season, my love of fashion still sticks around. A huge thanks to Catwalk Clothing and Unique 21 for helping bring this blog post to life.

Saharasplash x

If a seasonal shift in style has left you wanting more, head over to read all about an exclusive launch party with Pandora Jewellery and Mabel.

PR Samples included

Seeing Reflexions with Pandora Jewellery

Happy almost Halloween to all you seasonal crazies! If you’re anything like me, you will be revealing in October as much as you can by browsing all the stores for Halloween essentials and noticing Netflix’s new spooky startup sounds. This post isn’t particularly scary, but it does have a bite of something wonderful with a wicked surprise guest appearance. Seeing reflexions with Pandora Jewellery started out on a Thursday night at the Village Underground, Shoreditch.

Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Pandora

Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Pandora

My reflection wore a leopard print jacket, black maxi dress and grey top, but I quickly ditched the jacket after seeing a sea of leopard print at the club from all angles.

One of the best things about being a blogger veteran is knowing you’re going to bump into so many pals at a London event, and this one did not disappoint. 20 minutes in and I had a girl squad that rivalled the best of them.

The surprise guest appearance for the night was Mabel, such a huge artist right now and we were all so excited to see her perform. While we waited we got so many pics on this amazing ring light swing!

Mabel sang a great set, and was the perfect vibe for the Pandora reflexions launch party.

So, let me show you one of the gorgeous new bracelets from the collection. It is modern and different in style to the usual Pandora bracelets. It’s a mesh-style bracelet, and comes in silver, gold or rose gold. Of course there’s a brand new set of charms to go with the new designs too!

I cannot wait to mix and match the new charms just like my wedding bands- silver and gold.

The first time I wore the bracelet out, I paired it with my white Karen Millen denim jacket with gold studs.

How do you like the new Pandora Reflexions collection? Leave me a comment if it’s going to be on your Christmas wishlist this year!

Saharasplash x

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Celebrating the rose with Cyprus Tourism Organisation

I’m going to take you on a bit of a journey with this post. Don’t worry, it’s a really good journey! A few week’s back I was invited to a rather unique and special event in London to celebrate with the Cyprus Tourism Organisation. Sadly the event wasn’t actually in Cyprus, but they most definitely brought the party, feel and Cypriot style right to the venue.

The event was centred around celebrating the annual Festival of the Rose which is held each May in the rural Cyprus village of Agros. Famed for its bright and beautiful roses, Agros springs to life as visitors flock to learn all about the distillation of the roses, attend exhibitions and take part in workshops.

I turned up to the venue ready and set in my floral trousers (got to look the part) and instantly fell in love with the building…

The whole place was decked out head to toe with Alice in Wonderland tributes! Not for the event mind you, this building near Waterloo is like this all year round- my heart melted a bit as I missed Alice who stayed at home while I came into London for the event.

Roses in shades of red and pink could be found everywhere, it really was a perfect venue for an event dedicated to the power of the rose.

We had a warm welcome from the Cyprus Tourism Organisation who gave us some great background into the festival and the country itself:

  • Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean Sea
  • Cyprus is filled with vast areas of dense forest and valleys
  • Cyprus annually celebrates traditional festivals such as The Rose Festival
  • When rose water is distilled, its aromatic fragrance can be used in hundreds of different ways- in beauty products like perfumes and oils and also in sweets and liqueurs
  • The Rose of Damascus blossoms in between April and May, making right now the ideal environment for growth

Bloggers and press were then taken into the main area for the night, filled with treats and wonderful things inspired by The Rose Festival.

Mahalepi- a traditional dessert made from rose water, cornstarch and rose syrup 

As if this wasn’t enough, we were treated to a one to one tutorial in flower arranging from Rebel Rebel, a popular London florist- just look at what we created..

Finally, after all the hard work, guests were treated to luxury hand massages and manicures- I got some gorgeous rose details by @poppinpolishldn, go check her Instagram out before you leave!

Thanks to all involved for making this event happen, or rather, ευχαριστώ in Greek!

Fun fact- I did actually take a course of Greek lessons while at sixth form and I still  remember the whole alphabet ?

Saharasplash x

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Going for the mummy chop at RUSH Hair Shepherds Bush

Ok so I’m not going to admit how long it’s been since I had a haircut, but let’s just say it’s been a very looooong while. My hair, as you may have guessed, is very fine and tends to get tangled up with minimal effort. Since having Alice, my hair has been low down on my priority list as I just tie it up every day, but enough is enough. I just couldn’t keep on living in a hair disaster movie. It was too long, way too uneven in colour and so going for the mummy chop at RUSH Hair Shepherds Bush was the plan.

We took a before shot from the back and you can see what I mean. Outgrown roots that could pass for ombré when styled and curled, but left untamed and boring was what we were dealing with. I told my stylist at RUSH Hair Shepherds Bush exactly what I was after, at least 4-5 inches off and a clean cut and refresh.

I just love every RUSH salon I go to, the lighting is always on point so you don’t look into the mirror and scream when you see yourself. Magazines, drinks and anything you need on hand for a relaxing and stress free appointment.

This is how much hair we took off in the end- savage but I felt so good as soon as it was done. Sort of like makeover week on America’s Next Top Model!

I chose a Kerastase treatment as well, the green vile for reconstruction, and it worked a treat.

Here are my after shots- so much better right?! Alice won’t be able to get her hands on my shorter locks so easily, but the length is still long enough to tie back if needed, just not every day moving forward!!

If you’re looking to get a new look done, I have a special offer for you if you visit the Shepherds Bush Salon – 50% off for all new clients! You’re welcome, and thanks for reading…

Saharasplash x

In collaboration with RUSH Hair and Beauty

Going for the mummy chop at RUSH Hair Shepherds Bush left you wanting more? Next up is some motivation as I head to my first gym since giving birth! 

Invite to afternoon tea at the Berkeley with Sexy Hair

When I received an invite to afternoon tea at the Berkeley with Sexy Hair, you can imagine I had a lot of things going through my head. First- oh my yes indeed, second- oh no what about baby. Fortunately, my super duper husband was on hand to not only drive us to London, but take care of Alice while I ate a load of cake. For those of you who don’t know, Alice is a 100% breastfed baby, and although this makes me really happy, at times it’s difficult to go anywhere without taking her with me.

So, we arrived as a family and discovered the Berkeley had the most fanciest changing facilities ever- like even more fancy than our own changing station. They provided nappies and a beautiful little room big enough for all three of us to do what we needed to do before we parted ways.

Moving onto the event itself. I blogged about Sexy Hair last year (which you can read here) and cannot believe it had been a year since the last event. I’d just found out I was pregnant and now I was back again, without baby inside me, but still with one hell of an appetite!

Look who I bumped into as well- Nishi V! This was the first time meeting Nishi face to face, though we had spoken online for quite some time!

A fabulous array of gluten free treats were laid out at my table place. I always go crazy over good gluten free afternoon teas and The Berkeley didn’t disappoint.

So the cakes and biscuits had been especially designed around the latest fashions of the SS18 winter collections. Hints of Gucci can be seen in the chocolate parasol and edible sugar flower and a special white chocolate and orange ganache was made with sexy legs on top!

My favourite dessert was the Dolce and Gabbana inspired sponge with chocolate rainbow discs.

Just look at that pink mirror glaze- perfection!

Hair expert Ross was on hand to talk us through all the latest products in the Sexy Hair range, and we took home a selection to try too! 

I have been loving this leave-in treatment, Soya want it all! Available on Beauty Bay.

Thanks for reading my invite to afternoon tea at the Berkeley with Sexy Hair!

Saharasplash x

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Summertime wish list from Simply Beach

I know summer feels like a long way off when we are dealing with weather that should be kept only for December days, but hey I thought I’d bring something different to the blog this week. Although we aren’t taking a trip away on our annual Dubai holiday this year, we are in fact spending a lot more time by the poolside now that we have access to one at nana’s house (see here for my post all about the new digs). I’ve created my own summertime wish list from Simply Beach, the only place you need to find the best swimwear on the market.

Let’s start off with this gorgeous camo bikini from Vix. I’ve been adding a few camo pieces to my wardrobe here and there (and Alice’s too!) so there’s no reason why I can’t have a camo bikini set right?!

For a more modest look, but still stylish as hell, I’ve opted for this monochrome croptini and brief set. This is by Freya, which stocks up to size FF for all the beautiful busts out there.


More styles are ready and waiting for you too. You know your body type so make sure you check out all the brands online!

I’ve chosen three swimming costumes built for showing off curves. All of these are just stunning and I can totally see myself rocking all of them this summer. The pink stripe comes in at £90 from Ted Baker, the middle in striking blue is from Gottex for £97 and last is a underwired slate grey stunner from Jets priced at £165. It’s well worth investing in a great quality costume that looks good and feels amazing too.

Now you can’t make it to the beach without a statement tote- here are my top three on my Summertime wish list from Simply Beach. All these bags are Seafolly bags, and come with a top grade recommendation from yours truly. The sage and gold bags with nautical rope handles are just £36, and the middle raffia design checks out at £72.

Finally, the shoes! I’ve got three pairs to match the bags above however you like- they are all just waiting to be worn on a bright, sandy beach this summer. The brown flip flops are Melissa Odabash, the gold espadrilles are Seafolly, and the leo prints are from Watercult.

All these gorgeous wish list items can be found on Simply Beach right now, so what are you waiting for? Go create your own summertime wish list from Simply Beach today.

Saharasplash x

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