Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Amazing Advertisers | September

Hi Everyone! I'm Leah and I'm the writer and owner behind Devoted To Pink - a beauty, fashion and lifestyle blog. I'm possibly one of the girliest girls you will meet with a passion for luxury makeup, high heels, Mulberry handbags and of course the colour pink! 

I mainly blog about my new beauty and fashion purchases, reviews and other ramblings about my take on life. Plus, as my full time job is in marketing you can expect to find some marketing related posts thrown in too. 

I love chatting to new people and am an Instagram addict so please come and say Hi on Twitter (@Devoted2Pink) and Instagram (@DevotedToPink).

Leah x

Monday, 5 October 2015

Binky X In the Style Collection

The gorgeous and ever so lovely Binky Felstead has launched a clothing collection with one of my fave brands, In The Style, and I couldn't be more excited. I'm a big fan of Binky's laid-back, relaxed and somewhat boho style and this collection sums that up perfectly. It features floaty fabrics, cute playsuits, shift shapes and pretty prints that will see you through the A/W season in style. I just love how easy this collection is so wear - it's definitely been designed with all shapes and sizes in mind and as someone who isn't keen on bodycon styles, this whole collection suits me to a tee.

I recently got the chance to meet Binky and shoot some of her new collection with fellow blogger Sarah Ashcroft so I thought I'd share some images from the day so you can see if anything catches your eye. This is only a small selection of Binky's amazing collection but I love everything I got the chance to wear but my favourite outfit was the little suede skirt and black roll neck top. The skirt is available in burgundy and I need them both in my wardrobe ASAP! I'm also obsessed with this trench coat and think it's such a staple for the Autumn season. It's available in three colours and again, I pretty much need them all. Basically, I love it all.

What's even better is that you can get an exclusive 10% off Binky's whole collection (or anything else from In The Style) when you enter my code KAYLEIGH10 at the checkout. I know the collection has been a huge success so far so if you want to get your hands on something, now's the time to buy. You can view the whole collection here and I'd love to know what your favourite piece is. Let me know in the comments below!


Friday, 2 October 2015

New Favourite Coat & Lunchin' At Pitcher & Piano

A few weeks ago, myself and Em travelled to Newcastle to shoot some blog content on the beautiful Quayside and also enjoy an evening on 'the toon'. If you didn't know, I went to university in Newcastle and lived there for five years in total so it's definitely got a special place in my heart. We arrived after nice girly chats on the train and decided to dump our bags and head for some lunch on the Quayside. We wanted somewhere 'instagrammable' (serious blogger problems) so headed to Pitcher & Piano which is a beautiful bar / restaurant right next to the millennium bridge. I'd only been in there for drinks before but given how nice they were, I knew the food would be good too!

After some serious oohing and ahhing at the menu (seriously, so much choice), we decided to share a veggie burrito, avocado and roasted tomato flatbread, sweet potato fries and some potato wedges. Yum! We were really impressed with how the food was presented - as you can see from the photos, everything looked really nice and was perfect for those Instagram shots ;) haha! We also enjoyed a non-alcoholic cocktail each which was delicious! If you're ever in Newcastle, it's a must visit place for a spot of lunch or cocktails!

After lunch, we decided to head down the Quayside and shoot some photos of the outfits we wore to lunch. I wore my new favourite coat EVER and I'm really excited to share it with you guys as I've had loads of comments about it over on my Instagram (@kayleighjcouture) and Twitter (@k_leexjx). I'm a big fan of trench coats and always think they look really chic and stylish when I see other girls wearing them but I'd never found the perfect one. This khaki number is the perfect shape, perfect length, perfect fabric, perfect colour - perfect everything really! I've been wearing it virtually every day and am just so so in love with it. Unfortunately I can't seem to find it online but I only bought it a few weeks ago so it's definitely worth checking in store if you like it.

I paired the coat with a skirt and top from In The Style and I think they make such a cute pair. I'm obsessed with anything striped at the moment so I love this little striped crop top - it's ideal for the A/W season because of the long sleeves and looks great worn with high waisted skirts or jeans. I decided to wear it with a little leather skirt and it's honestly the most comfortable leather skirt I've ever worn - it's obviously not real leather but the fabric is so soft. You can get an extra 10% off at In The Style too when you enter KAYLEIGH10 at the checkout.

To finish the look, I wore my Public Desire lace up khaki feels which I'm in love with. They go with so many things in my wardrobe and can be dressed up or down.

I hope you enjoyed this post - let me know if you'd like to see more outfits / lifestyle posts in the comments below.

Monday, 21 September 2015

Fleur De Force Launch Party & Makeup Collection

Last Thursday afternoon, Em and I jumped on a train to London to head to the Fleur De Force beauty launch party. I was really excited for the event as I've been a huge fan of Fleur's for years now - she was actually one of the first beauty vloggers I ever watched on Youtube and I still enjoying sitting down to watch her videos to this day. I also feel like I don't make enough effort to attend events I'm invited to and that's something I want to change - because I'm based in the North and most events are down South, the travelling often puts me off going but I'm going to make a conscious effort to not let this stop me as I'm sure I'm missing out!!

Em and I arrived in London at 5:30 ready for the event to begin at 6 which was being held at The Haymarket Hotel. When we arrived we were told to head down to the basement where the event was being held and when I saw the room, I was totally blown away. Beautiful is an understatement - I mean, there was even a swimming pool. The decor was stunning - there was pretty flowers, floating candles in that amazing pool (which I really wanted to take a dip in) and cute little extras like a candy floss stand and photo booth to keep us all entertained. Not to mention the most amazing canapés and cocktails - the mini burgers were a personal fave, yum!

I spotted lots of familiar faces in the crowd which was lovely - it's so nice to be surrounded by people who have the same interests and passions that I do.  I spent most of the night chatting to fellow bloggers, taking photos of the beautiful venue and most importantly, looking through Fleur's beautiful collection of products. I also got the chance to chat with Fleur about the collection and she was saying how a years work has gone into making these products and that she's had a say on every aspect of it to make sure they're exactly how she wants them to be. I thought that was really lovely and important for me to share as I know some people might just presume Youtube stars simply put their name to something without having any input. 

Fleur's line of products now includes her 'Glam Guide' book, false eyelashes, two eyeshadow palettes, six lip glosses, a cosmetic bag and a compact mirror. Thursday was the celebrate the launch of the new additions to the range - the quad eyeshadow palettes and the lip glosses and I can confirm that they're really great products. I'll be sure to review them in full when I've given them more of a try. I also love the lashes which launched a couple of weeks ago and I was actually wearing the 'Fleur and Fabulous' set to the event. You can get all of the products online now from Feel Unique and they're all really purse friendly.

I left the event with a lovely goodie bag which included some of the new products and I then headed back to Euston to get my train back to Manchester. All in all it was a lovely evening and I'm so happy to see a vlogger doing such exciting things! I wish Fleur all the best and can't wait to see what she does next.

Will you be giving Fleur's new products a try?!

Sunday, 13 September 2015

New H&M Jeans - 3 Styles, 3 Different Looks

When it comes to day to day outfits, I'm definitely a jeans girl. Don't get me wrong, I love getting dressed up for an evening out but for a casual look, in my opinion, you just can't beat a good old pair of jeans. I tend to stick to my skinny jeans as they're what I know and love but I do want to start branching out into new styles so when H&M gave me the opportunity to try three of their six new A/W denim styles, I couldn't wait to style them up and try out some new looks. I really love H&M, it's my favourite high street store for affordable fashion so I had high hopes for their new jeans. With this being said, here's a little look at the three pairs I chose and how I styled them up ...

The Boyfriend

Boyfriend jeans aren't something I've ever owned or worn until now but I've been seriously missing out as I absolutely love them! As someone with hips and a booty, this style of jean is really flattering on my figure and they're sooo comfy. Despite my love for jeans, one thing I don't love about them is that they can be quite uncomfortable to wear but these ones are super comfy and I could quite easily wear them all day and night without feeling restricted.

As you can see, I decided to team them with a little lace up crop top, a leather jacket and my new favourite lace up shoes. I wouldn't typically have this much of my stomach exposed but because the jeans are loose and very laid back, I think I can get away with wearing something a little more risqué on my top half.

Another thing I love about these jeans is the distressed effect. I'm a big fan of this look when it comes to denim as it's a bit cooler, more grungy and makes an outfit look that little bit more effortless. Overall, I'm a huge fan of Boyfriend jeans and I'll be getting a lot of wear out of these ones!!

The High-Waisted

Anything high waisted is a winner for me so these jeans get my seal of approval. As I mentioned above, I've got fairly big hips and a big booty so I try and wear a lot of high waisted items that emphasise my waist rather than drawing attention to my bigger areas. These jeans do a great job at sucking me in and the denim is really soft and comfortable. I like that I can wear these as I have in these photos with a little crop top or I could took a top into them or wear one hanging loose. There's loads of different ways to style high waisted jeans and versatile pieces of clothing are a big selling point for me!

I also love that these jeans can be dressed up or down. I could easily wear these with a pair of heels and cropped top for dinner and drinks due to the skinny fit or I could wear them with a simple t-shirt for an every day look.

The Ripped Knee

As I mentioned, I'm a tad obsessed with distressed denim and that means ripped knees are my favourite kind of jeans to wear. I was so happy when this trend became big last year and I'm hoping it continues throughout this A/W. For me, ripped denim is just so much cooler and more interesting looking than your bog standard pair of jeans. They look chic and stylish without needing to make any effort and just like the high waisted pair, they can be dressed up or down really easily.

I've gone for a casual look here with a striped tee, ankle boots and a fedora but you could easily dress these jeans up with a cami vest, blazer and some stroppy sandals for dinner or drinks. I know I'll be getting a lot of wear out of them both day and night.

They do come up a little long on me but I didn't mind that as I just rolled them up which I quite like to do with my jeans anyway. Also, just in case you were wondering - I got all of these jeans in a size 28 which is a UK size 10 I believe. I was worried H&M's fittings would be teeny tiny and not made for people with curves but they're completely true to size which is great.

Which style is your fave? Make sure you share them with #HMDenim and #HMBloggers - I'd love to see how you style your favourite pair.

Introducing the 6 new denim styles for the new season from H&M. From ankle grazer to boyfriend fit, there is a denim fit and style to suit you this AW15. Shop the new collection now: http://www.hm.com/gb/products/ladies/jeans

Compensation was provided by H&M via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions positions of H&M.