The Giant Gadget Giveaway!

Wednesday, 17 September 2014



Last week I promised you guys a HUGE giveaway including all of my 'must-have' gadgets from this blog post. So here it is! Please check out the original blog post for information about each individual gadget, and why they feature on my must-have list. Below I have the all the prizes laid out for you to feast your eyes upon! Scroll to the bottom for information on how to enter...



 Bamboo Stylus Duo - Pink
Smooth writing pen at one end, touch screen stylus at the other!
£29 - wacom.com


8GB Wifi SD Card
Transfer your camera photos instantly to your computer/phone/tablet
£30 - Eyefi.com


Oyama External Battery
Super slim & lightweight battery pack for charging your iPhone 5/5C/5S and iPod Touch (5th gen) and iPod Nano (7th gen) on the go!
£27.95 – Amazon.co.uk


Selfie Shooter - Lime Green
Remote trigger for your iPhone, smart phones, tablets connects via Bluetooth
£19.99 qdossound.com


Misfit Shine - Champagne
Activity tracker, set your own goals for fitness and a healthy lifestyle
£79.95 - Argos

Misfit Bloom - Silver
Stylish necklace holds and protects your Misfit Shine, a unique way to wear the fitness tracker
£69.99 - Amazon


It's a giveaway worth over £250! I'm most excited to be giving away the Misfit Shine in this beautiful Champagne colour! It's gorgeous, I'm having a hard time not keeping it for myself! Again, if you'd like to read more information on each product and how they work please visit this post. Please keep in mind that some of these gadgets require certain iPhone model numbers or recent software to work properly. The rules are below, read them carefully before you enter!



RULES

The giveaway is open to followers of This Fashion is Mine. You must be a follower either through Google Friend Connect or Bloglovin.
The giveaway is open to readers in the UK only. My apologies to those of you overseas but I'm afraid this one is just for residents of the UK. Please do not enter if you don't have a UK postal address.
Please follow the instructions set out in the Rafflecopter widget below and make sure you leave contact information! Email address, Twitter handle etc - so I can get in touch with you should you win!
There will be one winner randomly selected using Rafflecopter/Random.org.
The giveaway will run for one week ending on 24th September 2014.
The winner will be contacted via email on the 25th September 2014 - the winner must respond to this email within 5 days! Otherwise a new winner will be selected.

There are lots of ways to gain entries, best of luck and thank you for your entry!


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September Styling

Monday, 15 September 2014


Herringbone Jacket* - Warehouse
Tartan Scarf - Primark
Skinny Jeans - ASOS (sale just £12!)
Zipped Boots - New Look

Can you tell I'm keen to get out the scarves, jackets and boots? Part of me doesn't want summer to ever end but I'm most certainly in my element when it comes to autumn styling. This herringbone jacket from Warehouse has the appearance of a woolly overcoat but is in fact a lightweight silky blazer. It's the perfect piece to transition into an autumn wardrobe. I like the 3 quarter length sleeves, ideal for showing of a collection of bracelets. I've been wearing mine with skinny jeans and chunky boots. I'm just dying to get back into socks! I think a half-top knot is going to be popular hair style this A/W I'm still trying to get mine just right.


Must Have Gadgets for LFW

Saturday, 13 September 2014


I love my gadgets. Pocket sized electronics that make life easier. It's a bit sad but I'm not sure I can imagine leaving the house for an important event such as London Fashion Week without a few (very necessary) gadgets. I've put together my top must-have items, which may help you out if you're heading down to catch the shows or on a rather important trip and in need of a modern-day survival kit. Keep reading as there's some exciting news at the bottom of this post...


Bamboo Stylus and Pen

This new release from Wacom features a smooth writing pen and touch screen stylus in one. Perfect for taking notes during shows or keeping up to date with your schedule. I also like using these stylus pens for drawing and creative note taking on the iPad. You can make really precise lines and curves, so it's an artist's dream. (Wacom Bamboo Duo Stylus - £29 – wacom.com)


Eye-Fi Mobi SD Card

I love this thing! It goes into your camera like any ordinary SD card, but connects wirelessly with your phone, laptop or tablet and automatically transfers your cameras snapshots to your device using it's own Wi-Fi. Achieving spectacular Instagram photos has never been easier, as you can use the power of your DSLR lens but quickly upload photos to your phone for posting online! A great tool for bloggers wanting to publish outfit posts without hassle whilst at LFW or travelling.


QDOS Q-Pic Selfie

When I first held this strange gadget in my hands I wasn't convinced it would be a necessary item. But this cork-sized object connects via Bluetooth to your phone and allows you to take photos remotely with the press of its bright green button! So no more juggling with your front facing camera and trying to hold your thumb in the correct position. Use the remote instead. You can even set up your phone on a wall or table and stand back to snap a group shot! The Q-PIC connects to Apple and Android phones that run on iOS7 and Android 4.3 (Qdos - £19.99 qdossound.com)


Misfit Shine Activity Tracker and Misfit Bloom

The Misfit Shine is one of the most stylish fitness trackers on the market. It's a sleek round pebble with a light up dial, clock and sleep tracking features. It's waterproof so you can even use it whilst swimming! You just tap the Misfit twice to see the surface light up and the more lights you see, the closer you are to reaching your target for the day. I've been loving testing out the Misfit Shine. I'm not much of an fitness freak and I don't go to the gym but it's been interesting to see just how much exercise I do per day and I've been feeling quite competitive at beating my set goals. I also wear the Misfit at night to track how much deep sleep I'm getting and I'm quickly learning just how many hours of sleep I actually need to be productive the following day. (Misfit Shine - £79.95 - Argos)

You can start off slowly and increase your daily activity points, I imagine you can rack up some serious points during London Fashion Week, all that rushing around it's great to see it all explained once you sync the Misfit with your phone. You'd be surprised at how accurate the Misfit Shine is.
I usually just wear my Misfit Shine with the rubber band around my wrist (blends in well with bracelets) but the Misfit Bloom is a brand new (available for pre-order) necklace designed to hold your Misfit Shine. So you can wear your activity tracker as a piece of jewellery. The Shine works just as well worn around your neck and is still just as accurate. You can guarantee you'll turn a few heads when you tap the Misfit Shine to see it light up! (Misfit Bloom - £69.99 - Amazon)


Oyama Portable Power Bank

You'll be using your electronics a lot during LFW. There's nothing worse that running low on battery when you're only half way through your day. So I'd be popping this lightweight Oyama battery pack into my handbag (charged via USB first!) and using it to give my iPhone or iPod a boost when I'm running low. It's compatible with iPhone 5 and up, and iPod's that use a lightning cable. (Oyama Power Bank - £27.95 – Amazon)


The best news is....I'll be giving away all of the above mentioned products to one lucky reader of This Fashion is Mine! So you can own the Misfit Shine, Misfit Bloom necklace, Eye-Fi SD Card, Bamboo Stylus Pen, Oyama Power Bank and the QDOS Q-Pic iPhone Remote! It's going to be a massive giveaway and I'm so excited to be able to bring it to you thanks to Ranieri Communications. Please keep your eyes peeled, make sure you're a follower either through GFC or Bloglovin as the giveaway will be coming your way next week.


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*the items featured were gifted PR samples from Ranieri, all opinions are my own.

This Fashion is Mine Turns Four!

Friday, 12 September 2014


Today is my blog birthday, This Fashion is Mine is now four years old! The time has flown by and my blog has grown so much since its early days. I'm very thankful for all my wonderful readers and I recently hit 3,000 followers via Bloglovin which is just nuts! When I started out I looked at all my favourite blogs with thousands of readers and I never would have imagined myself in a similar position. I still think of This Fashion is Mine as a teeny blog in a huge blogsphere that only I've stayed committed to, but everyday your kind comments remind me to keep putting out great blog posts because somebody somewhere is reading them! I can't imagine giving up blogging just yet, so here's to another year!


Thank you to Poppy and Paddy  - two of our foster kittens for celebrating with me and allowing me to take a few snaps. Although they weren't even slightly interested in their present...