Monday, 18 August 2014

Girl Online | A Competition!


You've probably heard by now that I'm bring out a book!
I'm so grateful for all of your support, and would love for you to get involved!
With Penguin (The UK Publishers of Girl Online) and Keyword Press (A division of Simon and Schuster, the US Publishers), I'd love for you to become a part of the book cover. The Girl Online Cover will feature several Polaroid-Camera style images, and we'd love to offer you the opportunity to submit a photo on Instagram to be included in one of the Polaroid images. You'll also win a copy of Girl Online, signed by me!

*Please not that this competition is open to UK or US residents only*

To enter, all you need to do is…

UK RESIDENTS

-      Take a photo or create an image that you feel would fit in with the Girl Online story, and compliment the rest of the cover. It should help draw readers into it. If you need a reminder of what the book will be about, click here. 
-    Upload the photo or image to Instagram, using ‘#girlonlineuk’ by midnight on Thursday 28th August
The winner will be contacted by 5th September 2014 and announced here on 12th September 2014
Please remember:
-        The photo or image must be high resolution, at least 300dpi – otherwise we won’t be able to use it.
Please avoid featuring branded products within the photo or image.
-        Please avoid using people within your photo or image. If you do use someone or yourself, they/you must not be recognisable. For example, a close-up selfie is not permitted, but a photo of someone walking in the distance, face turned away from the camera, is fine.
The photo or image MUST belong to you only, or if the image uses content from other people’s images, that you have their full permission and all of the rights to do so. Please see the full terms and conditions for full details – particularly points 7, 13 and 14.
-        Read the full terms and conditions to make sure you know exactly what to do and how to enter. You can read the full T&Cs by clicking here.


US RESIDENTS

Take a photo or create an image of something that you find inspiring while traveling, that showcases something cool in New York or Brooklyn, which are themes within Girl Online!. For more information about Girl Online, click here. 
Upload the photo or image to Instagram, using #GirlOnlineUS by 12:01 AM on Thursday, August 28th.
The winner will be contacted by September 5th, 2014 and announced here on September 12th, 2014
Please remember:
The photo or image must be high resolution, at least 300dpi – otherwise we won’t be able to use it. If you’re not able to upload a high-res photo on Instagram, we will contact you directly on Instagram @KeywordsPress if you’re selected as a runner-up and ask you to submit your winning photo to us. If you do not have the photo in 300 dpi or do not respond to our inquiry within 24 hours, your entry will be ineligible.
 Please avoid featuring any branded products within the photo or image.
Please avoid using people within your photo or image. If you do use someone or yourself, they/you must not be recognisable. For example, a close-up selfie is not permitted, but a photo of someone walking in the distance, face turned away from the camera, is fine.
The photo or image MUST belong to you only, or if the image uses content from other people’s images, that you have their full permission and all of the rights to do so. Please see the full terms and conditions for full details – particularly points 7, 13 and 14.
 Read the full terms and conditions to make sure you know exactly what to do and how to enter. You can read the full T&Cs by clicking here.



If you're in the UK, you can pre-order the book from..

If you're in the US, you can pre-order from..

Good luck! I can't wait to see your entries!




Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Top 5 Tuesday | Drugstore Bronzers



Today I thought I'd share some of my favourite bronzers from Boots and High Street stores. I find myself using bronzer more than ever at this time of year. They have so many uses, and are particularly good in the summer for complimenting a tan, as well as handy tools for contouring and sculpting.

Bourjois' Delice de Poudre bronzer is a rich, warm brown so is great for when my skin is looking naturally more tan than usual. It has a super soft finish making it easy to apply with a lovely texture. It has a tiny, subtle amount of shimmer to it which gives off a natural looking glow, great for making you look like you've just got back from an exotic holiday! I love the chocolate bar design and it even has a sweet, chocolatey scent to it.

Soap and Glory's Solar Powder is a bronzer and a highlighter all in one. Again with a light shimmer, it creates a really natural glow, especially when you dust the lighter shade highlighter over your cheekbones. Having the combination of the two in the compact makes it nice and easy to take with you, great for touching up your complexion on the go.

L'oreal's Glam Bronze is one of my absolute favourites and one I find myself reaching for all year round. It has a matte finish for a natural looking tan, but is in a particularly golden shade, adding warmth to your skin, and the matte finish makes it great for contouring.

Revlon's Bronzilla was a more recent addition but the neat compact with brush included made it ideal for taking with me on holiday. This bronzer has a strong colour payoff so you only really need a small amount, but is long lasting so will stay put throughout the day.

Last but not least, The Body Shop's Honey Bronze in 02 is on the fairer side of bronzers, and even comes in a shade lighter, so is great for those with paler skin tones. It comes in a handy mirrored compact too, I tend to throw this in my handbag to take with me on the go. Again with a matte finish, this is perfect for subtle contouring and adding shape and definition to your face.