Sunday, 28 December 2014

Lace Split Maxi Dress | lifeasapetite outfit #20


How was Christmas?? I hope you all had an incredible incredible day and were able to spend it with your loved ones! It is crazy to think that 2015 is nearly upon us! This year has been a crazy year, but before I start my post I just wanted to thank you all for an amazing year full of love and support! I really am truly touched that so many people enjoying my content! Bring on 2015 and many more new friends!

As the time to welcome 2015 nears, I wanted to share an outfit I will be wearing this year to a NYE ball. This will be my second time in wearing a maxi dress so it is rather exciting. Looking back at all my Formal outfit posts it is actually quite interesting to see that they are all nude or pink. I must really like that colour haha.

Lace and Pink Split Maxi Dress - life as a petite
Missguided Inkeri Cream Strappy Split Maxi Dress - New Years Eve Outfit Idea (Formal Outfit Idea)
Formal Outfit Ideas - Pink and Lace Maxi Dress

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Bimuno Immunaid Review and Giveaway


How are we all? It is the last weekend before Christmas! Have you done all your Christmas shopping? The weather in London has been pretty crazy lately, it was freezing a couple of days ago, but now it is so mild I can go out in just a jumper - complete madness! With the weather being so unpredictable it is necessary to make sure that your immune system is maintained. The worst thing would be to be ill during this time of celebration and fun!  I was recently offered the chance to review Bimuno Immunaid's Chewable Pastilles from their bimuno prebiotics range and wanted to share my experience. They have also very kindly sent me a box to giveaway to one of my readers, and I will include more details about it below. 

I personally do not have a great immune system and get ill very very easily, worst of all they seem to come at the most inconvenient times e.g. exams etc. So I was very excited to review this product, as although I had not tried it before, I had already heard so many great things about it.

As you can seen from the package, this product is designed to support your immune system, and to provide an immune system boost. Although I have just popped open one of the pastilles in the picture, you should take two a day and it is recommended to be taken after breakfast. The great thing about these pastilles are the fact that they are chewable pastilles, and do not really have a taste. For me this is in a way good news as it means I won't be tempted to snack on them (like on cough sweets...I know, not great haha).

Bimuno's website is so informative, especially their FAQ, and it also states that "published scientific studies have shown that with daily use, the majority of Bimuno users experience an increase in their gut Bifidobacterium within 7 days". I have been taking these pastilles for the past week and a day, and have felt much better. Especially having a week whereby my sleeping schedule has been up-and-down, this could not have come at a better time. Of course I can't say for certain it's not just a psychological effect, but I am definitely going to continue taking these for the next couple of weeks just to ensure that my immune system is in top condition especially as I have exams coming up eek.  Bimuno are also doing a 3 for 2 promotion at the moment.

Whenever I try health products I always look for reviews and testimonials and wanted to share with you all a couple of Expert Testimonials and Celebrity Testimonials:

“Bimuno is a new concept in being able to specifically feed the good bacteria to the detriment of the bad bacteria – if you feed your good bacteria they multiply and control the bad bacteria to help support gut health.” –  Dr Chris Steele, GP and broadcaster

“I have always been conscious of my health when travelling abroad so I was happy to discover the prebiotic Bimuno Travelaid, I really appreciate how vital a healthy gut is for our general wellbeing and immune system.” –  Camilla Dallerup, ballroom dancer (Strictly winner 2008), TV presenter and columnist for BodyFit magazine.

“I travel a lot, as I am a presenter on the Travel Channel and Contributing Editor for Cruise International magazine. I can’t afford to get ill when I go away, so I take Bimuno TRAVELAID before and during the trip, to protect myself against stomach upsets.” Julie Peasgood, Actress, TV presenter and writer

“The best way to beat those winter blues and stop us feeling run down and lethargic, is to build up our immunity. Few people realize that around 60% of our immune system is associated with the gut; with certain types of naturally occurring ‘good’ gut bacteria playing a central role. I’d recommend feeding these immunity supporting gut bacteria with second generation prebiotics such as those in Bimuno IMMUNAID. These prebiotics not only serve as an ideal foodstuff for ‘good’ gut bacteria causing them to grow and flourish but they also help to reduce ‘bad’ bacteria.” –  Dr Ellie Canon, GP and broadcaster

You can find more information about Bimuno and their products via Twitter and Facebook as well.

As mentioned before Bimuno have sent me a box of Bimuno Immunaid to giveaway to one of my readers, so if you would like to try this product and have a little boost to your immune system please enter this giveaway via Rafflecopter below. This giveaway is open to anyone 18 and older, worldwide, and will be open from 21 December to 30 December 00:00 GMT. I'm really sorry but this is only open to UK Residents only.

I will announce the winner on Wednesday 31st December via my Twitter page: @lifeasapetite, and will also email the winner myself regarding the address of the winning entry so I can send the product out. If the winner does not respond after 48 hours I will pick another winner. Please read the terms and conditions for further details.  Good luck to all entrants!

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I hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know in the comments below whether you take any health supplements and if so what kind? Have a great weekend everyone, and I just wanted to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Take care and speak soon. 

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Nude Sequin Dress | lifeasapetite Outfit #19


I hope you've all had an incredible week! My International Giveaway (HERE) to win a gorgeous wooden bangle is still live :)

I went to a carol service a couple of days ago which has definitely put in the Christmas spirit. There's just something about singing with friends and family during this time of year. Although I'm more of a cosy pyjama type of person during Christmas, I do love to dress up once in a while, and amidst all the festivities, I am excited to share with you all my perfect Christmas dress! 

Petite Sequin Skater Dress (life as a petite)
Backless Sequin Dress (life as a petite)
Nude Sequin Dress (life as a petite)

I just love the different things we wear during Christmas, you're either all cosy and warm in fuzzy pyjamas, or in funky jumpers or all glammed up in beautiful outfits. And it isn't Christmas without sequins and sparkles. As you may know, I have an obsession with anything sparkly/glittery, so this little number is no exception. Sequins can glam an outfit up instantly, and it's always so gorgeous when they catch the light. I had been looking for the 'perfect' sequin dress for a while, and was so happy to stumble along this one. I was a bit surprised when it arrived though as the description has stated 'Gold' but as you can see it is more of a pink/nude colour. Although I was looking forward to adding a bit of gold to my wardrobe as I do not actually have anything in that colour, I still really like this dress. It's so girly and feminine. 

What I love most about this dress is the v-cut back detailing, which is similar to the lace white dress in THIS post. It's a great way of showing a little bit of skin without being too revealing. With the sequins and skater skirt, which will allow you to spin and groove all night, this is my perfect Christmas dress this year. 

Mid-Heel Nude Pumps (life as a petite)

As there was already so much going on with the outfit, I wanted to keep it simple by pairing it with some nude shoes. These are the classic Kate Middleton-esque heel. The heel isn't too high meaning it wouldn't be as painful if you were to dance all night in them. The one downside of these shoes are that they can sometimes pinch the sides of your toes, but otherwise they are actually quite comfy. Usual lifeasapetite fashion, I did get these on sale for £15, down from £25! Unfortunately I bought these a couple of years ago so they they aren't in store anymore, but I have linked some similar ones down below.

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Dress: Sheinside // HERE
Shoes: Marks & Spencer// Similar
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I hope you liked this little dress. Have you guys decided what you're wearing for Christmas? Are you more of a glam up or cosy pyjama type of person during Christmas?

Take care and speak soon. 

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Saturday, 6 December 2014

Me and Mama Creations International Giveaway!


How are you all doing? :) It is no lie that I love fashion, but surprisingly accessories (more in terms of jewellery) rarely appear in my fashion posts. This isn't because I'm not a fan of them but in all honesty it is due to lack of inspiration from my part. I see so many amazing pieces but just can't seem to find the right ones to match my outfit. However, my creativity was recently sparked when I was introduced to Me and Mama Creations.

Lia is the lovely lady who owns this etsy shop and it is just filled with stunning creations from cupcake rings to cross-stitched housewarming gifts, and loom band hair clips. I just love the bright colours, quirkiness and detailing involved. I usually go for more neutral colours, but these bright coloured accessories are the perfect way to liven up any outfit. 

I have just listed a couple of items I have particularly fallen in love with. Although the list mainly contains jewellery/accessories, I could not help myself but to include one of her incredibly adorable cross-stitch creations as well.

Lia has also very kindly offered to giveaway this beautiful wooden bangle which will be open worldwide! You can find more information about this giveaway below, and can stay up to date with her creations on EtsyPinterest and Facebook as well.
Colourful Wooden Bangle

Which creation is your favourite? If you would like to win the gorgeous wooden bangle above, please enter this giveaway via Rafflecopter below. This giveaway is open to anyone 18 and older, worldwide, and will be open from 6 December to 15 December 00:00 GMT. I will announce the winner on Tuesday 16 December via my Twitter page: @lifeasapetite, and will pass on the contact details of the winning entry to the shipper/maker of the wooden bangle. Please read the terms and conditions for further details. 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good Luck, and have a great weekend!

Take care and speak soon. 

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Sunday, 30 November 2014

Weather Confusion | lifeasapetite Outfit #18


Have you all had a good week? With recent sales, did any of you do some damage?... I definitely did whoops. But then again I've nearly got all my Christmas shopping done! Feeling very accomplished haha. 

As the weather has been a bit confusing lately, freezing one minute, then really warm and rainy the next, I wanted to share a rainy outfit with you all today :)

Pink Missguided Jumper Dress
I have to say this was a bit of an impulse buy - Missguided had a sale on...and I couldn't resist the temptation...not sure what I'm going to do with it being Cyber Monday tomorrow haha. I love big slouchy jumpers, and this is no exception. It's just so comfy and girly at the same time. I hardly wear these kinds of dresses actually as I always feel too warm in them, but with the weather lately, it's been perfect - cosy but not too toasty. Also as a petite, this jumper dress isn't too short which is always a bonus.  
Lace Button Back Peter Pan Collar Top
Lace Button Back Peter Pan Collar Top
I am really liking peter pan collared tops at the moment, and lately got my hands on this pretty lace top. I not only really like the lace detailing, but also really like how it's a button back top. Although this top is a bit strange in that it is slightly see through at the front, I'd never just wear it like that - would feel too exposed haha. 
Ashlie Knitted Jumper Dress
I hardly ever wear my wellies actually, just never seem to have a chance to but thought I'd get them out recently. These were actually from Next but they're no longer in stock. I did however find the exact ones from Ebay if any of you are interested :)

Jumper Dress: Missguided // HERE
Blouse: Ebay // HERE
Wellies: Next // HERE

I hope you all enjoyed this little outfit. What are your staple items this winter? And what bargains have you guys picked up lately? :)

 Take care and speak soon!

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Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Boohoo Head to Toe | lifeasapetite outfit #17


So it's officially less than a month till Christmas! Yes the Christmas countdown has well and truly started! Thought I'd make a cheeky short and sweet mid-week post as I haven't done a fashion-related one for a good couple of weeks. 

Probably a bit inappropriate for the current weather - it's so cold! But you could always layer these kinds of outfits :) 
Casual Outfit Idea - lifeasapetite
Beige Structured Bag
alma mottled structured day bag

In my last post featuring this bag, Moudy from actually said that this bag looked like a Michael Kors one, which I had never thought of, but come to think of it, it does! I really love MK bags but as a rather careless person, spending so much on such a lovely bag is just a massive nono haha. So I'm very content with this look-a-like. It's more practical for me :p

You may have also noticed that I am featuring a mint piece of clothing, yes I'm back loving mint again haha. I want to concentrate more on the jeans though. They don't look like much, but for a petite like myself they were an absolute find! All petites know how difficult it is to find jeans that fit. I literally do not have a pair where the cuffs aren't rolled up. Although these are still a tiny bit long, I do not need to roll them up at all! Good job these were 'ankle-length' rather than usual length haha. I loved them so much that I also bought these (which are actually indigo) in black. Unfortunately the black ones have sold out (which is crazy thinking it's not that long ago when I bought them).

Hope you all enjoyed this little post. Enjoy the rest of your week, and stay warm!

Take care and speak soon.

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Saturday, 22 November 2014

Warm and Cosy - Cherrie Hub Furniture


I hope you're all well, and have had a fantastic week! We have just over a month until Christmas ahh exciting times! 

As you may know I adore homewares, especially the rustic/shabby chic types, so when the lovely people from Cherrie Hub Furniture contacted me to review one of their items, I was very excited. They are a vintage furniture store based in Cornwall and sell one-off pieces they have upcycled. 

I came across so many fantastic items whilst browsing their website, but as they sell one off pieces so many of those I loved (which was pretty much everything on there haha) had already been sold But I spotted this gorgeous Mango Wood Tray. I just love the four leave clover design, and is definitely a perfect addition to have during the festive period. 

Warm and Cosy
Cherrie Hub Furniture Review
Mango Wood Tray - Cherrie Hub Furniture Review

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Case Happy Review


How are we all today? :)

So when I took these pictures yesterday the sun was shining, and I was walking around in just a t-shirt, which is totally crazy considering it's nearly mid-November! I'm not complaining though as I love the sun. Speaking of the sun, as you probably saw from my more summer appropriate outfit last week (White and Blue) I am missing summer. Following on from that theme I'm sharing with you all today something Ice Cream related. 

I was really kindly sent this phone case to review by the lovely people from Case Happy, who have a variety of cases for Kindles, Ipads, Samsungs etc. As I usually opt for black for my phone cover, I thought I'd choose a more fun looking one - this Ice Cream iPhone 5 case in Hot Pink (HERE). I just think the melting effect, especially at the front, is so cool plus at least gives me an opportunity to have a bit of summer with me. Having said that though, we can all enjoy ice cream whenever right?

This also came with a complimentary screen wipe which is quite handy for me as I don't currently have a screen protector on my phone. As the cover is made up of two parts, you could just have the pink part of the cover on the phone without it falling off, and I must say the effect is pretty awesome. If I am going to pick on something about this product, it would be that once on, the cover can be a little tricky to remove, but it gets easier every time you remove it. So overall, I'm really happy with this product, and with Christmas coming soon, I think these kind of gifts would make perfect and fun stocking gifts :)

I hope you all enjoyed this little review! What kind of cover do you have on your phone at the moment, or do you prefer not having one? 

Also I would love, and appreciate thoughts on my new blogger header :) Is it too much/cluttered/busy?

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

 Take care and speak soon. 

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Saturday, 8 November 2014

White and Blue + Cross The Line | lifeasapetite Outfit #16


I hope you've all had a fantastic week! This week I'm sharing an outfit I just can't get enough of, and  a new fashion inspiration platform, Cross The Line, I was recently introduced to. 

How much I really love this outfit is definitely reflected in the number of photos I have in this post. So I apologise for the various angles of basically the same thing, I just could not stop snapping away. I hope you all like it too :)

White Lace Dress - Life as a Petite
Powder/Light Blue Pointy Heels - Life as a Petite

First, I want to start with these gorgeous heels. As you may know I adore pastel/neutral colours and have been recently loving light blue/powder blue and had this vision in my head of the type of blue heels I wanted. I've mentioned before in my Monochrome Business/Work Outfit post about how much I loved the style of the character Rachel Zane, from Suits, especially her fantastic collection of pointy heels. They just look so chic and classy, and in my mind definitely elongates your legs. So there I was wanting to find a pair of pointy heels in light blue, but in true lifeasapetite style they had to be at a bargain price haha.

Have any of you also been in the position of wanting to recreate this vision you have in your head? Well there I was frantically searching for these light blue pointy heels and did not have any luck for absolutely ages. I'm definitely making it sound more dramatic than it was:p But I had almost given up when I spotted these beauties while browsing on Ebay.

I was so unbelievably excited when the came! I was a tiny bit disappointed though as they were more blue than shown in the pictures on Ebay, but I still really love them, as you can tell from my many photos.
Light Blue Pointy Heels - Life as a Petite
Light Blue Pointy Heels - lifeasapetite
Lace and Chiffon White Dress - Life as a Petite

Next is this white dress which has a lace top half and chiffon skirt. I just love the lace detailing at the top. The lace and v-cut back fuses cute and girly with a hint of sexy at the same time, and definitely makes what otherwise would have been a plain white bandeau dress a lot more interesting. Also, especially for a petite, I feel that the length of the dress is perfect. I bought this from Sheinside but actually found a cheaper version on Amazon which I will link below.
Lace White Dress - Life as a Petite

Outfit Idea: Chiffon White Dress - Life as a PetiteOutfit Idea: Chiffon White Dress - Life as a Petite

Bargain Mint Green Coat and White Dress - Life as a Petite
To complete this outfit, I finished it off with this mint coat (although in all fairness it does look a more blue which is a bonus as it matched my heels!). As you may know I was completely obsessed with mint for a while, with a couple of my posts featuring the colour. A couple of months ago Topshop was selling this amazing mint coat and I was lusting over it so much. Although I really wanted it I just could not bring myself to part with £80/90ish for a coat which, at that price, wasn't even partly made out of wool...Since then I had been searching for a mint coat. A good couple of months (or even half a year or so) went by and I came across this coat while browsing on Missguided. This coat was half the price of the one at Topshop for about £35 which I thought was much more appealing.


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