November 2015 - StephLeaMead

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Chi Chi London || Christmas Party Wear

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Chi Chi London || Christmas Party Wear
'Lottie' Midi Dress - Chi Chi London
Black Court Heels - New Look
Quartz Crystal Necklace - Serenity Project

🎶What a briiighht time, It's the riiiight time, to rock the night awayyy... 🎶
(Mean Girls quote and Christmas song in one, oohh yeaaah! Haha)

I absolutely adore this Chi Chi London 'Lottie' dress, I literally feel like a princess in it, especially with the layers of petticoat and underskirt which is already in the dress. Can't help but twirl and swish when you walk, it's like a basic requirement of wearing this dress!

Chi Chi London have masses of beautiful dresses of all different styles, but when I saw this black one (who would've guessed I'd have chosen black, right?!) with elegant silver embroidery, mesh half sleeves and scalloped cut on the bottom and neckline of dress, I quite literally fell in love.

The length of the Lottie dress is really beautiful, it's the perfect length for this style of dress. First thought for me? Means you could get drunk and not worry about either stepping on the bottom of the dress, or showing off your little lady parts... Christmas party dress and/or wedding dress sorted! haha

Another great thing about this dress, other than it's length and beauty, is the structure around the boobie area. I don't have the biggest assets around, and with dresses like these that's a pain in the butt, but because of the structure with the padding on the boobs on the Lottie, I still had shape and the dress didn't look like a had extra room hanging there. (not very flattering at all, trust me...)

This... This is the amazing neckline I was talking about, the cut is incredible. Because of this you don't need a necklace, but I thought this one from The Serenity Project really complimented the whole look.

I'm always apprehensive when buying embodied pieces of clothing, because I'd catch the threads on my nails, jewellery or whatever else possible, but with this dress I didn't have that worry, it's been very well made. The design of it is just so gorgeous, you can check out other other pictures from their website, here:  

One thing I would recommend to you if you were buying this dress, or similar from Chi Chi London, though... I'd probably size up! I struggled to get this on over my shoulders and chest area (and it's not like I have big boobies to blame for that, haha!) It was quite an experience with my boyfriend & I squeezing it on my body.

I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I did! (shooting in a little village in the morning got me some quite interesting looks, haha)
Thanks to Chi Chi London, Don Marketing, Revive Photographic and Serenity Project!
Watch out for my Small Business' Christmas Gift Guide including more beautiful pieces from Serenity Project and more!
Thanks lovelies,

StephLeaMead X

Saturday, 7 November 2015

InstaNatural Mud Mask Review!

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InstaNatural Mud Mask Review!
Maaaan, I love me some facial masks, so was pretty psyched when InstaNatural kindly gifted me with a 19oz pot of absolute joy.
Since I've grown the balls and started shunning away any product that contains anything from animals, or that has been tested on animals, I've obviously had to ditch some beloved products in search for cruelty free ones, and InstaNatural Dead Sea Mud Masks are just that.

So, my boyfriend and I have both used this now, and really like it. The consistency of the mud mask is so strange whilst in the pot and first application, it's wet and putty-like (Which makes for an amusing sound, especially when drunk haha).
Once you've applied it, leaving the eye and lip area out, and left it for around 15 minutes, it dries and is clay-like, which makes your face SO stiff, it's funny trying not to laugh with it on, ouch haha.
When it turned hard, I thought it'd be a pain in the butt to wipe off, but it was so easy. It instanly wiped away with cold water, which immediately revealed my silky soft skin. (I made everyone in my household stroke my face, it was that soft...)
See the wet, gooey consistency of immediate application on myself...
Aaand the dry, clay-like consistency after 15 mins on my boyfriend, Karl!
As previously stated, this product is 100% natural, and is totally animal cruelty free, which is what I adore about this product the most. Also, it's supposed to really help with acne blemishes, which I struggle with quite a bit, so I'm excited to see, as time goes on, how much it helps. Normally when I try new products my skin gives my grief and I wake the next day with big red lumps everywhere, but I was surprised to see that this didn't happen with this, so sounds promising!

The website for InstaNatural also boasts that this products minerals detox and purify your skin by removing dirt and oil, helps to reduce appearance of wrinkles, clears your complexion and that it can also sooth and relieve muscle aches, amongst more... I'll let you check that out, here: and on Amazon, here:

Be sure to check them out, and myself on social media, which I'll link down below!
@StephLeaMead on Instagram and Twitter
and +InstaNatural here on Twitter and Instagram

See you next week, lovelies.
Look out on my YouTube channel for exciting collaborations with ChiChi London, and an awesome Make Up Revolution video!
StephLeaMead X

*I have not been paid for this blog post, or my opinions, and they are completely my own. I was given this product for free, though would only post my honest, unbiased views.