Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Coconuts for Vita Coco

Vita Coco Pack
Vita Coco coconut water
Vita Coco blogger review

Coconuts for Sequin This

You might have spotted this exciting package popping up on my Instagram account over the weekend from the lovely people at Vita Coco. In celebration of London Fashion Week, and the fact you can't seem to escape seeing a celeb clutching a carton of Vita Coco, they sent me a few samples to try from their drinks range. But most excitingly, they included their new coconut oil, which I'm more than a bit excited to use.

Coconut water is loved by many for being low in calories and fat but also super hydrating and high in important minerals and vitamins. It contains sugars, but Vita Coco use pure coconut water which means it's only natural occurring sugars that you'll be slurping. I'm actually not a huge fan of the plain version, but do enjoy a pineapple or lemonade flavoured version as a special treat sometimes. And I'm very excited to down the Cafe Latte version, especially as a big coffee lover!

Coconut Oil & Its Uses

I'm hoping to give this a proper review because coconut oil has so many great uses that I just can't cover in a paragraph. Suffer with dry hair or skin? Need extra flavour in your meals? Coconut oil has got ya back! I'd already smothered some on my lips before I even got round to photographing it, as it hydrates dry & cracked lips and also tastes amazing. 

I'd love to know how you use coconut oil day-to-day... so please do leave a comment and I'll include the best tips in my review (with due credit of course).

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Saturday, 21 February 2015

5 Happy Things #3


5 Happy Things

It's looking a little miserable outside today, so I thought I'd put together another '5 Happy Things' to perk myself up a bit. So grab a brew, have a read and let me know in the comments what's been making you feel happy this month too.

1. A cute Valentine's Day with Mat. I came home to the most beautiful bouquet of flowers from Mat. Tulips and baby's breath are my absolute faves and roses because y'know, it was Valentine's Day. It also contained the cutest wooden spoon carved with our (saucy) initials from Not On The High Street!

2. A clean bill of health for my 18 year old(!!!) cat Wispa. Yesterday she went for a check up at the vets and although her eyesight is failing and she may have early signs of dementia, she's otherwise very healthy for her age. You go gurl!

3. Drinking fresh coffee in the morning. For Christmas, Mat (being very spoilt) got this amazing espresso coffee machine which has basically meant a fresh cortado every morning before work. He's become a bit of a coffee geek as a result, so hopefully I can share with you his tried & tested methods soon.

4. Spending weekends lounging around in a fluffy dressing gown. I haven't owned one in a really long time, so I ended up treating myself to this taupe one from M&S. It's such a dream to put on after a shower and such a nightmare to tear off when I eventually have to leave the house, sigh.

5. Finishing the fourth (well technically fifth) book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series. I'm trying to get myself up to date for 10th April, when the Game of Thrones TV series kicks off again, but my god, these books are long. Each book is like two regular sized novels! Highly recommend everyone to read them though, they're full of such interesting, intertwined storylines.

What has been making you happy this month?

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Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Experience Fashion Week with M&S


Do you want to experience Fashion Week?

To celebrate M&S becoming an Official Sponsor of London Fashion Week, M&S is giving Sequin This readers the chance to experience the style and glamour of the first ever London Fashion Week catwalk show in Manchester. I'll be heading down to the show, so it'd be a great chance to have a chat and talk fashion!

Two lucky winners will each receive a pair of tickets to the hotly anticipated Fashion Week event at M&S Manchester Market Street and a goody bag.

M&S Style Director Belinda Earl will present the company’s Spring/Summer 15 collections via three catwalk shows on Thursday 26th February at 1pm, 4pm and 6:30pm. Exclusive video footage of highlights from the London Fashion Week AW15 catwalks will also be shown at the event. 

The event aims to make London Fashion Week more accessible to the general public across the UK, giving more people the chance to see the catwalk action. 

To be in with a chance of winning, simply send me an email or tweet me (@sequinthis) with the answer to the following question:

Who is the M&S Style Director?

  • Mark Earl
  • Belinda Earl
  • Anne Earl

Remember: you must be able to get down to their Market Street store in Manchester on Thursday 26th February at 6.30pm.
    Terms & Conditions:

    • The competition will close at 5pm on Monday 23rd February.
    • There will be two winners who will each receive a pair of tickets to the M&S Fashion Show on Thursday 26th February 2015 at 6.30pm and a goody bag.
    • The winner must be available on Thursday 26th February at 6.30pm.
    • Prize is non-transferrable and non-refundable.
    • Winners will be informed by Tuesday 24th February 2014 and receive their prize no later than Thursday 26th February 2014.
    • Prize will be delivered by Grayling [Bramley Grange, Skeltons Lane, Leeds, LS14 3DW].

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