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Sunday Sessions - I’m a wife!!

I’ve been a bit quiet on the Sunday Sessions front recently because we have been in mad final planning stages for our wedding and last weekend on the 11th June we finally did it! I’m now a wife, which does still sound weird and all a bit too grown up!



Aside from having an incredible day with all of our family and friends, not a lot has actually changed, well apart from my name which is taking quite a bit of getting used too.





Not a lot else has been happening which hasn’t been wedding based but I have discovered the most amazing product from No. 7 – green primer. This stuff is a miracle worker, why I haven’t used it sooner I don’t know! 
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Ibiza Photo Diary

I *may* have been a little bit Instagram spammy on my Ibiza trip, but I just couldn't help it! Such a gorgeous island and one I cannot wait to re-visit again. I thought i'd put together a few photo highlights from my Ibizan break.

Yachts

Mambo Ibiza

Ibiza from the water


Cafe Mambo Ibiza

Ibiza Old Town

Pool Toys

gin & tonic

mojito sorbet in Ibiza

Ibiza cocktails

Body art in Ibiza

Silk Fred dress



Ice cream in Ibiza old town

Ibiza sunset in San Antonio


Selfie



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WIN - Your own JORD Wood Watch

You might have read my last post about how much I love my new JORD wood watch? If you haven't check it out here. Now, i'm giving you the opportunity to win your very own one. 

http://www.delphineblu.com/2016/06/summer-styling-with-jord-wood-watches.html

The prize is a $75 voucher which can be used to purchase any watch on the site. All you have to do is enter your details into the form here and keep your fingers and toes crossed!  


Terms and Conditions:

  • Competition will run from Friday 10th June to Sunday 3rd of July
  • One winner will be chosen at random
  • The $75 voucher will expire on 31 August 2016
  • Non transferrable
  • No purchase necessary 


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Summer Styling with JORD Wood Watches

If you don’t already know, wood watches are the must have accessory for the summer and I’ve been rocking my Fieldcrest Series from JORD Watches as my go to watch since the sun finally decided to make an appearance.


http://www.woodwatches.com/series/fieldcrest/zebrawood-and-maple/#delphineblu


My Fieldcrest Series watch is made from natural Zebrawood and Maple, its slim line and versatile enough to be dressed up and down. Whether I’m cruising around in double denim and Nike kicks or wearing a smarter playsuit and heels I love how this watch goes with literally everything.

http://www.woodwatches.com/series/fieldcrest/zebrawood-and-maple/#delphineblu


http://www.woodwatches.com/series/fieldcrest/zebrawood-and-maple/#delphineblu

http://www.woodwatches.com/series/fieldcrest/zebrawood-and-maple/#delphineblu

The service I received when ordering my watch was great, the website is easy to use and when ordering you have the opportunity to measure your wrist so your watch arrives the exact size rather than having to have it changed. It also comes in a really cute wooden presentation box which is such a nice touch and would make a fantastic unique gift. Although JORD are based in America they ship worldwide and it only takes around a week from order to arrival.

http://www.woodwatches.com/series/fieldcrest/zebrawood-and-maple/#delphineblu

As long as the sun is shining I shall be rocking my wood watch.

Now, who fancies winning one of their very own? Well keep your eyes peeled next week for the competition. 


*Contains PR sample 
JORD Wooden Watches
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Summer must haves from Mango

You might have seen on my Instagram that I’ve just been to Ibiza (sorry, I *may* have been a bit braggy). Whilst there I couldn’t resist a quick visit to Mango and I’m so pleased I did!

Clutch Bags


Being a Spanish brand I always find there’s a much bigger selection and often things which don’t reach the stores in the UK. One of those such things is this fabulous raffia clutch bag complete with flamingos and the best bit…. It was only 9.99Euros (£7.71 with today’s exchange rate!). It also came in two other designs, cactus and lemons, but I exercised some self-restraint and didn’t buy all three. *totes wish I had*


Mango Summer Bags

Summer Accessories


I’ve just had a little scout of the Mango website and there are some beautiful summer pieces currently available online all at really reasonable prices!    

Happy Shopping! 
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Tips for travelling with only hand luggage

I’m ashamed to say it but I have never travelled with only hand luggage, I’ve always found the thought a bit frightening because, and I’ll admit it, I can’t pack! Not even for an overnight, I am terrible at it. So bad, I once took five pairs of shoes to a two day conference in Brighton! 



But, I have set myself a challenge for my trip to Ibiza on Friday –I can only take hand luggage for a four night trip.

Now this does panic me slightly. Ibiza is known as the most glamourous of the Balearic Islands so I’m really going to have to pre plan my outfits early.

As my trip to Ibiza is for my hen do I’ve splashed out on a really pretty bikini from Victoria’s Secret which I bought in New York in February. So that’s swimwear sorted although I will probably squeeze in another one if I can.



Shoes always take up the most room so for the first time ever I’m limiting myself to two pairs! I’ve got a versatile pair of rose gold high heels from Office which I hope will go with everything and a pair of Carvella gem slides from Shoeaholics.com.




My top tips for hand luggage only packing:

·         Travel in anything bulky like trainers.
·         Roll rather than fold – this should help minimise the creasing
·         Pack multi-functional items which go with more than one other thing
·         Streamline your make up bag and include multi-purpose products
·         Don’t pack anything ‘just in case!’


Do you have any packing shortcuts that you rely on? 
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On Board the Good Ship Benefit with Macy’s

I was invited to join Macy’s on board the Good Ship Benefit to hear all about their latest news whilst enjoying some pampering and cocktails with Benefit Cosmetics. I've been dying to have a nosy on-board since Benefit first revealed its plans to have a boat on the River Thames this summer. 

Good Ship Benefit with Macy's

Good Ship Benefit


The Good Ship Benefit is moored up on the Victoria Embankment across the river from the London Eye and Southbank. On-board is split into several different areas and we spent the evening relaxing in the Pinkton Parlour sipping on Pink Lady cocktails.

Benefit Cocktails

Pinkton Parlour

I’ve mentioned before that Benefit are the queen of brows and had I not had mine wowed at the Carnaby Street store earlier this month I would have had them done on-board.  All summer long until August you can be pampered on-board with a number of treatments including brow waxing and make overs. 

Benefit Cosmetics

Laughter is the best cosmetic

Last time I was in New York I visited Macy’s, it’s one of those stores which you absolutely have to visit whilst in the city. The flagship in Herald Square is incredible and it's home to the world’s largest shoe store!  To say I was in heaven would be an understatement. This year Macy’s is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks in New York City. More than 45,000 fireworks will be fired into the sky making sure the night goes off with a bang! 

Macy's New York City

Have you been to Macy's before? What was your best purchase? 


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Victoria's Secret Scrapping Swimwear

I read on the Huffington Post earlier this week that Victoria's Secret are going to be scrapping their swimwear line by the end of the year! I'm quite sad about this because I bought a really fabulous bikini from their New York City flagship store in February.

Victoria's Secret Bikini

But fear not, you can still stock up online with your favourite colours and designs. Plus if you used the code SAVE40SWIM you'll save 40%. 

Quick get buying before they disappear forever! 

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Guest Review: Escargot Collection by The Snail Company

It’s not every day someone asks if you want to smear snail slime all over your face, so when Kylie told me about the Escargot Collection I was curious to say the least. Every day it seems there’s a new product with weird and wonderful ingredients claiming to turn back time and help prevent aging – and this collection would appear to be no different.

Escargot Collection Packaging


The key ingredient Helix Aspersia Muller (Snail Secretion Filtrate) is said to date back to ancient Greek cosmetics, and supposedly has a range of benefits from anti-aging to healing of the skin. The Snail Company claims that the Escargot Collection can result in the improvement of fine lines, removal of skin blemishes, hydration and moisturisation, and that it also helps combat acne and spots.

So, I gallantly agreed to give it a go and let Kylie know what I think. First things first, I think it’ll help to describe my skin type – I have combination skin (sigh), which means an oily t-zone meets drier patches of eczema. Oh, and over the last six months I have had mild acne on both my cheeks – so a bit of a mixed bag!

I have used the emulsion serum and moisturising lifting cream for two weeks so far and I have to say that, following a sceptical start, I was pleasantly surprised by these products. The creams themselves are nice and light so it doesn’t feel like your clogging up your pours and it sits well under make up. After using them there are a couple of immediate effects - my skin was silky smooth to touch and had a pleasant tautness to it. For longer term effects - whilst I can’t say I’ve noticed a reduction in the lines around my eyes - I have definitely noticed an improvement in my acne.

Escargot Collection


If any of you have suffered from acne you’ll know that once the spots themselves clear, you’re often left with inflamed red patches and marks that can take ages to fade. I have noticed these marks diminish considerably over the last few weeks, and I haven’t had a flare up during this time either! My only criticism would be that it doesn’t seem to treat my eczema that well – I usually have to use a specialised cream for these areas with my regular moisturiser anyway so this didn’t really surprise me. I think this cream would definitely suit most skin types and is worth giving a go if you suffer from inflammation/acne.

The Escargot Collection is available online and through Amazon – the price for both the emulsion and lifting cream starts from £58.

Guest post written by Stephanie Buck
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