Thursday, 31 January 2013

Celeb Style: Emma Stone

Our last couple of Celeb Style posts have featured slightly more casual looks from our favourite celebs, so this week we thought we'd focus on Emma Stone and her gorgeous red carpet fashion. 

With Emma recently starring in Gangster Squad, it's the perfect time to admire her vintage-esque image. The deep purple, black and reds she wears on the red carpet suit her skin tone perfectly, she always looks so elegant! We love her look equally with both auburn and blonde hair - stunning!

Which is your favourite red carpet style? Do you prefer Emma with auburn or blonde hair?

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Wednesday Wishlist: Mary Jane Fashion

This week our wishlist focuses on Mary Jane Fashion. You may have seen us mention this brand before but if not please take a look at their website here and their Facebook page for more insight.

Mary Jane Fashion offer a broad range of affordable, on trend items. The above are just a couple of our favourites :) We absolutely love this gorgeous plum sweatshirt with cute skull detailing. And how lovely does Gwen look in their silver baroque dress? 

Also, Mary Jane Fashion are currently holding a giveaway on their Facbeook page where you could win a blouse and piece of knitwear :) Something to add to your wardrobe in time for Spring!

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Behind the scenes at Oh My Love

Images from Oh My Love's blog

We saw a couple of behind the scenes images from Oh My Love's Spring product shoot a while ago and thought we'd share them with you all! We always love seeing behind the scenes previews of cute brands and learning how their new collections are bought to life. The model looks gorgeous while getting her hair done and you can even see the product design sketches in the last image!

Oh My Love's collection is now live on their website so you can check it out for real here.

Have you ever been behind the scenes of a fashion photo shoot? What's your favourite piece from Oh My Love's Spring collection?

Monday, 28 January 2013

Competition: Lashes of London & Mary Jane Fashion

This week we have two new competitions to bring you, one from Lashes of London and Mary Jane Fashion.

Lashes of London are offering you the chance to win your favourite item from their new SS13 collection! Simply click here to enter.

And the lovely Mary Jane Fashion are offering one lucky winner the chance to update their wardrobe just in time for Spring. You could win a blouse and piece of knitwear of your choice :) click here for more details.

Sunday, 27 January 2013

The Londoner's tantalising recipes!

This week in the office, whilst taking a look at the lovely Rosie's blog we accidently (on purpose) clicked on to her recipes tab at the top of her blog. An hour or so later we were left feeling very hungry and inspired to rustle something interesting up for dinner.

There are so many delicious recipes on Rosie's blog and the ones pictured above are just a few of our favourites. In particular we loved her Avocado Spaghetti (which we have all now made as it is SO easy!), her gigantic Oreo Cake and we couldn't not share with you her Nacho Burger! Yes you heard right, not only does this burger consist of beef, cheese and bun, but also nachos and guacamole!!! Heaven.

Just writing this post is making our tummies rumble again.

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Life of Pi

This week I went to see Life of Pi at the cinema in 3D. I know it's been out a while now but I'm really glad I caught it before it leaves the cinema for good.

I won't give too much away in case you are still hoping to see it, but it was very different to what I expected it to be. I think the trailer did a brilliant job of showing how beautiful the film is without giving too much about the story away.

It was a very powerful film and the imagery was out of this world - in 3D the colours were even more amazing. The film takes you on a real journey of a mix of emotions.  I wasn't expecting it to be so happy, sad, scary and funny all at the same time! I really want to read the book now :)

Have you seen it? What have you watched recently?

Friday, 25 January 2013

Win a pair of Jeffrey Campbell studded Lita boots!

This weeks Blogger Network competition is to win a pair of Jeffrey Campbell spiked Lita platform boots worth £150!

To be in with a chance of winning all you need to do is:
- Sign up/Login to our Blogger Network
- Click 'Promotions', 'Banner and Links', and then copy & paste the html code of your chosen banner and paste on to your blog.
- Email with a link to your blog so that we can see :)

If you have already uploaded our banner to be entered into our previous Topshop or iPad mini competition we already have your blog link on file and you will be automatically entered into this competition!

The competition will end on Thursday 31st January and a winner will be chosen at random.

Please feel free to spread the word about this competition and our Blogger Network to all your fellow blogging buddies, the more the merrier :)

And finally... drum roll please!! The winner of our iPad mini competition is Kassie from KBJ blog. Congratulations :D expect an email in your inbox any second now.

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Celeb Style: Cara Delevingne

This weeks celeb style post is on the absolutely stunning Cara Delevingne. We are in awe of her personal style, she keeps her image fresh and smart with a casual, urban twist. Often mixing tailored trousers or skinny jeans with a statement leather jacket (a wardrobe must have), Cara always looks so stylish yet so comfortable! 

Also, with celebrity friends like Rita Ora who we featured last week, Rhianna and Alexa Chung we really wish we were a part of their gang!

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Wednesday Wishlist: Lashes of London

We posted about Lashes of London's new lookbook a while ago, so we thought we'd pick out some of our favourite pieces from their new SS13 collection. As you can see, sequins and sparkle aren't just for Christmas - they're here to stay for spring/summer too!

We love the gorgeous iridescent Pilosa dress, as seen on Tara from The Style Rawr. Check out her post for beautiful images of the shimmer and colours in the material. The Sindy Sequin Mini has also been featured on the lovely Lydia from Fashion Influx, we love how she's toughened this dress up with a black leather jacket and chunky heels.  

What's your favourite pick from the SS13 collection? How would you style it?

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Motel Spring Lookbook 2013

Motel have launched their latest Spring Lookbook, have you already seen it? What do you think to the photos and the new collection?

We are loving all of the bright colours ready for Spring/Summer and can't wait to start wearing more crop tops and skirts as the weather starts to get warmer. Also Motel's classic white and black striped Jordan jeans are making a welcome come back :)

Monday, 21 January 2013

Competition: Oh My Love & Chi Chi

This week how would you fancy winning goodies from Benefit, Oh My Love, Talullah Tu and Chi Chi? Well today is your lucky day ;)

You could win an outfit of your choice from Oh My Love plus a goodie bag of Benefit cosmetics. Simply click here to enter!

Also, Chi Chi have teamed up with the lovely Talullah Tu to bring you a special prize of an £80 voucher to spend at Chi Chi and a selection of jewellery from Talullah Tu worth £80. Simply click here and head to Talullah Tu's Facebook page to enter.

Good luck! x

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Becky's Ferrero Rocher Cupcakes!

Image courtesy of Milk Bubble Tea

This weekend we are attempting to make these wonderful chocolate stuffed Ferrero Rocher cupcakes that Becky posted on her blog. They looked so scrummy we just have to try them for ourselves.

If you follow Becky's simple guide they seem easy to make, so here goes!

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Pitch Perfect

We might be a bit late to the party with this, but we went to see Pitch Perfect this week. It was about time another American highschool/college singing movie was released!

This film is filled with hiliarous moments, a gorgeous cast and random outbursts of song - what more could you want?! Without giving too much away, there's a scene where they have a 'riff-off', which is basically a shameless collection of acapella songs that will get you singing along straight away.

The characters in this film are amazing - 'Fat Amy', played by Rebel Wilson, is our personal favourite. She's got lines that you'll be quoting for days!

Have you seen Pitch Perfect? What did you think?  

Friday, 18 January 2013

Win an iPad mini!

Firstly we'd like to say a huge thank you to all of you who have uploaded one of our 'Approved Blogger' banners on to your blog. It's been a week since we've launched our new Blogger Network and we've received an outstanding response from you all :)

To mark the launch of the network we are holding 5 weekly competitions where anyone who has signed up/logged in to the network and uploaded one our lovely banners will be automatically entered. The first competition was to win a £250 Topshop voucher and the lucky winner is Lucy from Lucyy Writes.

Today marks our second competition to win a brand new shiny Apple iPad mini!

All you have to do to be entered is:
- Sign up/Login to our Blogger Network.
- Click 'Promotions', 'Banner and Links', and then copy & paste the html code of your chosen banner and paste on to your blog.
- Email with a link to your blog so that we can see :)

If you have already uploaded our banner to be entered into last weeks competition we already have your blog link on file and you will be automatically entered into this competition!

Our iPad mini competition will end next Thursday 24th January. The winner will be chosen at random.

Don't forget to share our blogger network and this fantastic competition with all of your friends, fans, readers etc. Good luck!

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Celeb Style: Rita Ora

This week's Celeb Style post features the gorgeous Rita Ora (who, we have just found out, is only 22!). We love her street style with a vintage twist - the blonde curls and classic red lips give her a slightly Marilyn-esque look. Rita has also stated that Gwen Stefani is one of her style inspirations, we can definitely see the influence there too!

Whether dressed up at an event, or casual, she always looks stunning. We're very jealous that Rita is close friends with Cara Delevingne, she's often featured on Rita's instagram, we want to be friends with them too!

What do you think of Rita's style?

Check out last week's Celeb Style, Kim & Kanye, here.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Wednesday Wishlist: Oh My Love

1. Nika looks stunning in her Oh My Love dress
2. Trixie Clash Print Midi Dress
3. Annie Carousel Playsuit
4. May Blush Cut Out Midi Dress
5. Abi Black Cut Out Detail Mini Dress
6. Trixie Blue Tie Dye Midi Dress

Nika from Fashion Agony looks amazing in her Oh My Love 'Ali Sequin V Neck Dress' in her recent blog post, it was the perfect dress for the Christmas/New Year party season!

Oh My Love have just launched their Spring 2013 collection, so we decided to pick out our favourite pieces for this week's Wednesday Wishlist. The collection features a variety of lengths, clashing prints and loads of cut out detailing, all at great prices.

Have a look at the new collection and let us know what your favourite piece is! x

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Lashes of London SS13 Campaign

The gorgeous brand that is Lashes of London unveiled their SS13 campaign last week and we wanted to share a couple of our favourite images with you. How sweet are their puppies? So cute!

You can view pieces from their latest collection here. Do you like Lashes of London's clothing? What's your favourite piece from their SS13 range? We love this pretty Phlox sequin cropped tee and can't wait to transition sequins from Winter into Spring.

Also, have you entered our competition to win a £250 Topshop voucher yet?

Monday, 14 January 2013

Competition: Chi Chi & Marc B

Happy Monday everyone! We hope you all had a great weekend :)

To make your Monday a little more bearable we have two great competitions to send your way. First up is the chance to win a dress of your choice and 2 Justin Bieber concert tickets from Chi Chi - enter here.

The second competition is from Marc B who are giving away one of their new season handbags. Enter on their Facebook page.

Good luck!

P.S don't forget to enter our own competition to win a £250 Topshop voucher by simply displaying our e-tailPR Blogger Network badge on your blog. For more details click here!

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Oreo Cupcake Recipe

Image courtesy of Annie's Eats

Cake mixture:
120g self raising flour
120g butter
120 caster sugar
2 eggs
1tbsp cocoa powder

120g butter
240g icing sugar
1 pack Oreos

To make these delicious Oreo cupcakes you need to first set your oven to 160 degrees and place 12 cupcake cases onto a cupcake baking tray.

Cream the butter and sugar together gently until the mixture is of a smooth consistency. Add 1 egg at a time and carefully sift the self raising flour in, alternating between the two. Add 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder and spoon mixture into the cupcake cases. Bake for 20 - 24 minutes.

Whilst your cakes are baking you can make the butter icing. Carefully cream the butter and icing sugar together, by adding spoonfuls of the icing sugar now and again. You can either leave your icing as plain butter icing or you could add crushed Oreo to give the speckled effect above. To do this, use a rolling pin to crush a few Oreo biscuits until they are crumbled into very small, dust like pieces. And stir into your icing mixture.

Once the cakes are ready, leave to cool before piping your icing on. When all the cakes are iced you can add half an Oreo to each one (as pictured above).

P.S Please remember to enter our competition to win a £250 Topshop voucher by displaying our e-tailPR Approved Blogger banner on your blog :) Click here for more details.

Saturday, 12 January 2013

The Impossible

This weekend some of us in the office are off to watch The Impossible, starring Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor. Have any of you seen it?

We have been eagerly awaiting the release of this film, the trailer alone left all of us girls feeling very emotional. Nobody will ever forget the tragic tsunami that hit Southeast Asia in 2004, it's hard to believe it happened over 6 years ago now. With incredible scenes like the one pictured above, J.A Bayona looks to have done a superb job at showing the true magnitude and intensity of this natural disaster.

P.S Have you entered our competition to win a £250 Topshop voucher yet? Click here for more details.

Friday, 11 January 2013

Win £250 Topshop Voucher!

Fancy winning a £250 Topshop voucher?

Today we have launched our brand new shiny e-tailPR Blogger Network! :) To celebrate this launch for the next six weeks we are going to be holding an exciting competition for everyone who is part of our Blogger Network. These prizes will include vouchers and gifts from ASOS, Apple, Urban Outfitters and Jeffrey Campbell.

To be automatically entered into each of these competitions across the next six weeks all you need to do is sign up to our Blogger Network, download your preferred 'e-tailPR Approved Blogger' banner and host it on your blog.

If you are already signed up to our Blogger Network or have received a sample from e-tailwebstores before you will have been sent an email today regarding your login details.

We have a range of different e-tailPR Approved Blogger banners to choose from. Once you have placed one on your blog please let us know by emailing

So to recap, for the chance to win a £250 Topshop Voucher simply:
- sign up or login
- download your e-tailPR Approved Blogger banner html
- copy the code and paste it somewhere on your blog
- email with a link to your blog

The winner will be chosen at random next Thursday 17th January.

After the next six weeks we will continue to run monthly exclusive competitions for everyone who is part of our Blogger Network so sign up now! Please let your readers, friends and fans know too :)

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Celeb Style: Kim & Kanye

With the news that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West will be expecting their first child together we took a look through some photos of the super couple and their impeccable style. Often voting for the classic black tailored suit and formal dress, the couple regularly step out looking fabulous.

Even though in the classic episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians when Kanye West famously threw out most of Kim's clothing, we still see the pair sporting a little more 'ghetto fabulous' than fabulous sometimes. But we still love them all the same.

And we hear the couple and the pregnancy will be aired on Keeping Up With The Kardashians, we can't wait!

Do you like the Kardashian sisters? Who is your favourite?

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Wednesday Wishlist: Motel

1. Motel Delorious bodycon sequin dress £25
2. Motel Cillia sequin skater dress £18
3. Motel Missy metallic bustier dress £18
4. Motel Jet plunge playsuit £25

This week we are loving Motel's sale! Christmas may be over but we still cannot resist Motel's gorgeous sparkly creations like this Delorious bodycon sequin dress which has now been reduced to £25.

Have you shopped the Motel sale? What are you favourite buys?

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Competition: Lashes of London & Mary Jane Fashion

This week we have two fantastic competitions to share with you all!

First up we have Lashes of London who are offering one fan the chance to win a massive £200 to spend on the Lashes of London website! You can enter simply by heading over to their Facebook page.

Secondly Mary Jane Fashion have put together a great 'Girls Night In' goodie bag. You could win a onesie from Mary Jane Fashion, a beauty pack from Balm Balm, a bunch of DVDs and a bag of Sleep In hair rollers. To enter head over to their Facebook page.

Monday, 7 January 2013

New blogger network website - coming soon!

We've got an exciting new blogger network website launching on Friday 11th January! The website is going to hold loads of great benefits for bloggers. You'll be able to see the full range of brands we work with, be considered to review samples, be entered into automatic monthly competitions, receive exclusive discounts, earn commission on your blog posts and be invited to blogger events!

If you have previously received a sample through e-tailwebstores, you're already a part of the blogger network so we will be sending you your log in details before Friday!

We'll be posting links to the new website on our Facebook, Twitter and Blog on Friday so keep your eyes peeled and please let any other bloggers know too!