Blowfish Malibu Giveaway, win a pair of your choice!

I was rather excited when I was asked if I'd like to hold this giveaway, as my trusty Blowfish Hamish boots that I bought two years ago are still a fave of mine and still going strong!* Rules on how to enter/what you can win are below but for now here are some photos of me rocking my most overworn dress with a pair of Believe wedge boots, hopefully ol' Hamish won't feel left out... blowfish boots and dress

What you can win

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The Rules
2. Follow this blog through gfc

Optional
For an extra entry you can follow Blowfish (@BlowfishShoesUK) and me (@imeloweez) on twitter.

And that's all you have to do! Just leave a comment below with your email, your twitter username if you followed us, and your choice of shoes. The giveaway will be open for two weeks and the winner will be chosen on the 14th October. Good Luck!


*I apologise for the amount of !!'s in this post, but it is rather exciting.

Mac Prep & Prime: Fortified Skin Enhancer in Neutralize

mac skin enhancer Photobucket mac prep and prime neutralize
Before (ew)
After
After years of searching for the perfect redness coverup I am now happy. When I went for my first ever mac makeover before le wedding I confided in the lovely makeup artist my deepest fears about the red cheek, and how I dreaded walking down the aisle looking like I'd just run a marathon. She immediately smothered the Prep & Prime Fortified Skin Enhancer in Neutralise all over my face and to begin with I was very yellow and very displeased. However after a bit o' buffing and a layer of foundation later my skin tone became a lot more even and the red had faded dramatically, this made me a verypleasedeloise (talking about yourself in the third person is ok if you don't use spaces) and I couldn't wait to purchase the product. Alas they had none left (boohiss). But it was meant to be as she gave me a little pot of the tube she was using as a freebie and the Mac Travel in Cancun stocked this little wonder for a bit cheeper - hurrah!
In the UK this retails at £22.00 which at first I thought was robbery as the tube looks quite small, however you still get 30ml of the product which is the same as quite a few of the Mac foundations and as it's squeezable you don't waste as much.
I've definitely found my "holy grail" product, as you can see from the before and after pictures the primer has eliminated most of the redness from the apples of my cheeks AND my jawline, plus I swear the flash has picked up a bit more pink than you can actually see in real life : /
So yes. I am happy. And yes. I'll be purchasing this again.

I'm back! Here are some wedding snaps

This may be a little "photo heavy" so apologies in advance. I didn't know if showing my wedding pictures on here was a little bit basking-in-my-own-glory but a few people have said they'd like to see them, and after a nightmare week before the wedding (my original venue cancelled three days before the ceremony because a turret fell off the castle) everything came together on the day and I couldn't be happier with how it turned out. Ugh enough cheese, here are a few snaps from the day.
Wedding dress gerbera bouquet border= ivory satin wedding shoes daisy wedding cake
Most of them are of me as I am the bride and it's all about me I wasn't sure how family members and friends would feel about having their mugs plastered all over the internet whilst donned in their Sunday best, plus there's many a candid photo and many a toothy shot...
Gah I'm a little lost for words, I don't want to go all emosh so I'll just leave it at that. I'm now back on home soil after an awesome honeymoon in Cancun so will be lurking around this here internet a bit more frequently, if anyone would like to perv on my honeymoon snaps let me know and I'll get a few up - or alternatively if you're sick of photos of me then....what are you doing on my blog?! I jest.

Favourite Autumn Lipsticks

Hello! My name's Hayley and I blog over at Strangeness & Charm. Today I'm doing a guest post for Eloise while she's off sunning herself in Mexico and showing off her new bling! So while I'm stuck in miserable, rainy England I thought I'd tell you about my favourite lipstsicks for the autumn! For me, autumn is all about the dark reds, purple and burgundy colours - it's a great excuse to wear a darker lipstick. I prefer darker lip colours over bright pinks and corals so I've picked out my top five to show you today.
L-R: Natural Collection in Crimson - Vivo in Very Berry - Rimmel and Kate Moss in 01 - MAC in Rebel - Burberry Lip Cover in 04 Rosewood.
Despite being so cheap (£1.99 each) the Natural Collection and Vivo lipsticks are surprisingly moisturising and long lasting. I usually only have to top them up if I've eaten! I definitely recommend you check out both of these. It's a great way to try out different lip colours and the Natural Collection make up is usually on a 3 for £5 offer in Boots.
I haven't used the Rimmel x Kate Moss lipstick much as it needs a good lip liner but it's the perfect vampy dark red colour and is really long lasting too. I'll be wearing this a lot more this autumn now I've got a lip primer.
MAC's rebel may look scarily dark in the bullet but as you can see when swatched, it's quite a bright purple but the colour can be built up to be darker which is how I usually wear it. It makes a great change from the usual dark reds that I have in my collection.
My favourite of all these lipsticks is the Burberry miniature which came in the Harrods edition Glossybox. I love it so much that I finished mine up and had to track this one down on eBay! I will definitely buy the full sized version of this one day as it's the perfect 'My lips but better' shade and it lasts amazingly well. 
Thank you Eloise for letting me guest post on your blog! I hope you're having a fantastic honeymoon and not missing England too much!

Do it like the Berliners do

Sophie is from the same glamorous town as me and her blog Little Mittens is full of rather fabulous photos. Go forth and read. But read this guest post first pleash!

Hello Frolics and Fashion readers! My name's Sophie, I blog over at Little Mittens and I'll be your guest poster for today whilst Eloise is off honeymooning! I'll admit I'm a bit clueless when it comes to writing guest posts so I thought I'd just stick a big picture of my face up (sorry if I lose you followers Eloise…) and then a little outfit post, so here it is… Today (well not today, today I'll be at work in my rubbish uniform - but the day I wrote this post) I went for a fairly standard outfit, nothing special I'm afraid (sorry I didn't make more of an effort for you Eloise) as I spent the day interning at REDROCK and I need fairly comfy stuff for spending my day sitting at my desk reading blogs and sending emails (it's a hard life). So I decided to pop on my trusty disco pants, which for tight, shiny trousers are SO comfortable…and my new favourite t-shirt from Urban Outfitters which cost me FIVE WHOLE POUNDS! I've been shying away from colour recently, I think it's since I went to Berlin, however I don't think I can pull off the whole looking chic in all black anywhere near as well at the Berliners do!

True love is not the kind of thing you should turn down

Rebecca is my room buddy and I've shared a good plastic cup of skittles vodka with her. You'll like her. She's nice.

I'm Rebecca, and about to start my last (and final - gulp) year at the University of Liverpool, studying English. My blog's called It's Cohen, and is a mixture of outfit posts and film photography, and illustrates my inability to shut up about the most mundane things.
I've been following Eloise's blog since I met her over a year ago, and have since bonded over Big Bird coats and cold sores. When I heard she was going to be married to a guy with one of the coolest surnames around I was bloody excited for the pair of them. So now I'm going to steal a little bit of her blog to show you what kind of thing I would wear to a summer wedding.




Stripy dress: Madewell.
Peep-toe heels: Primark
Leather clutch bag: Luella
Pearl necklace: mum's
Clip-on earrings: friend's nan's(!)

Something old: The earrings. Belonging to my friend's nan, she's had them in her room for years. Upon discovering (with a surprising amount of shock - is it really that uncommon??) that I don't have pierced ears, she gave me a collection of sparkly things that my inner magpie has been grateful for ever since.
Something new: The shoes. Just because they're from Primark doesn't mean you can't wear them! And, in all honesty, who'd know?
Something borrowed: The necklace. I didn't actually tell my mum I was going to liberate these for a while...
Something blue: The dress. Ish. You can't beat stripes! And blue is my favourite colour to wear, all year round. I know it's the bride's job to follow it, I couldn't help but take the rhyme a little literally myself. I hope the newlyweds are having the best time swanning around on their honeymoon, I'd jump in their suitcase if it weren't for weight restrictions on luggage - sigh.

Good Shoes

Hello everyone! I'm Claire and I write Jazzpad, a UK Fashion & Style Blog. While Eloise is away celebrating her big day and the start of her new life (bloody hell that sounds grown up) I'm here helping out fill her big shoes. So, inspired by these big shoes, here is my guide to shoes that every girl should own!


Electric Blue Doc Martens (belonging to the best mate) / Silver Glitter Flatforms, at the Next Press Day AW12
Kicking things off with a bang, I like shoes that make a statement, so I think every girl should have a pair of glittery, shiny, or downright RIDONKULOUS boots that are the centre of attention. Having footwear that steal the limelight can take the attention away from anything else, so it's best to play down the rest of your outfit to make the most of such vibrancy down below. Ahem.


Cream suede sandals / Coral flats – both Spartoo 
Flatforms that aren't startlingly glittery are also a good addition to any shoedrobe. This cream suede pair could look really sweet with ankle socks, so they needn't be just a summer pair. Ballerina flats in general are any girl's must-have. They needn't be boring though, so a bright colour worn wih jeans are just the job for a busy day!


Leopard print courts, Spartoo / TUK Underground Creepers 
The shoes on the left tick 2 essentials for me – leopard-print and court shoes. For days when you mean business (and obviously that happens at least once a week), I can't think of a more perfect pair. Could have written purrfect then. Didn't. And, I know, Creepers aren't to everyone's taste, but I love them. And I have to throw in one wildcard, right?

Sperry boat shoes / Tribecca UK studded Platforms
Finally, some killer shoes to blow the rest out the water. Take a twist on a classic style and go for something unusual and eye-catching, like these boat shoes. Or, sod the pain and the expense, and go for some stupendously high boots. This pair is exceptionally sexy!

Well, hopefully, that's filled at least one of Eloise's shoes! What is your must-have shoe of choice? You might have guessed by now that I'm a bit of a shoe addict, so come and share the love!

< 3 Claire @ Jazzpad

This is my first wedding and I hope it passes quick

Today's guest post is thanks to the Lovely Katy of Caught up in Cake, go forth and follow her as she also likes alliteration and has a wardrobe full of dresses I want to pilfer.


Dress: H&M
Belt: Internacionale 
Shoes: New Look 
Bag: Topshop


Well hello there dear readers of Frolics and Fashion. Today is not Eloise, in fact, she's been replaced by me. I am that one from Caught up in Cake. And I'm here because Eloise is fannying off on her honeymoon (which I'm just jealous about really) so to do my best holiday mode, I did an outfit post. Braless. With Eloise now being a grown up, and getting married, I decided to dress as a wedding guest. I'm quite a simple Susan in the fact I don't really accessorize. Maybe that's partly because I don't own many. But whatever. I have my breasticles half out.. That's enough right? Although, I did add in a cheeky little belt, and nope, it wasn't wonky. I told myself it was cool on the side... Although, I never got the chance to actually wear this to Eloise's wedding.. I think maybe my invite was lost in the post somewhere. But I have faith, that it WILL turn up. I bloody love a good wedding I do. And this dress is starting to smell... I've been sitting in it since the wedding. In hope...

The Hummingbird Bakery Blueberry Cake

Sarah from a million dresses has made a mouthwatering cake to copy today, I know what I'm doing when I get back! For anyone who hasn't read Sarah's blog - why not? She has an obsession with dresses that all of us can relate too!

Hello, Sarah from a million dresses here. As Eloise is currently on her honeymoon I decided to bake a cake in her honour! So this is for you Mrs Wren :)
Ingredients 
Cake:
350g unsalted butter at room temperature
350g caster sugar 
6 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
450g plain flour
2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons baking powder
280ml soured cream 
250g fresh blueberries plus extra to decorate

 1) Preheat the oven to 170° 325°F) Gas Mark 3 Grease and floor a 25cm ring mould
 2) Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy
 
3) Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well and scraping any unmixed ingredients from the side of the bowl with a rubber spatula after each addition
4) Beat in the vanilla extract. (I got this vanilla on my honeymoon in Mexico last year, Mexico grows the best vanilla pods!!)
   
5) Beat in the flour and baking powder until well mixed 
        
6) Add the soured cream and mix well until everything is combined and the mixture is light and fluffy 
 
7) Gently stir in the blueberries by hand until evenly dispersed
8) Pour the mixture into the preparted ring mould and smooth over with a palette knife (in my opinion this recipe makes too much batter, don't fill the mould as much as I did!)
9) Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes or until golden brown and the sponge bounces back when touched
10) Leave the cake to cool slightly in the mould before turning out onto a wire cooling rack to cool completely. When the cakes is cold, put it on a serving plat, cover the top and sides with cream cheese frosting and decorate with more blueberries. Dust with a light sprinkling of icing sugar.
Cream Cheese Frosting 
600g icing sugar, sifted 
100g unsalted butter at room temperature 
250g cream cheese, cold

1) Beat the icing sugar and butter together until the mixture comes together and is well mixed. Add the cream cheese in one go and beat until it is completely incorporated. Turn the mixer up to a medium-high speed. Continue beating until the frosting is light and fluffy, at least 5 minutes. Do not overbeat, as it can quickly become runny.
  
2) Enjoy!!