Style: Kate Spade Party Frock

by Sasha Wilkins on November 28, 2014 · 1 comment

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The lovely people at Kate Spade picked out a dress for me to wear for my book salon the other week. I was adamant that I didn’t want to wear something in my normal neutrals – Kate Spade is all about colour and joie de vivre, so it seemed like the perfect moment to move out of my comfort zone, into something a little more exuberant.

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This Friday – Monday will be the busiest online shopping period of the year, so we’ve pulled together the discount codes for some of our favourite stores to save you hunting them down. Scroll down for brilliant discounts ranging from 20-50% at: GAP, ASOS, Whistles, The Outnet, Chinti & Parker, Hobbs, Oliver Bonas, My Wardrobe, Jaeger, Kurt Geiger,  Mango, Warehouse, Marks & Spencers and Atterley Road.


OFFER: 30% off full-price styles + free delivery at
CODE: Enter BESTGAP at checkout
DATE: 28/11/2014. End Date: 30/11/2014
T&Cs: Excludes gift cards, any products involving collaborations with third party designers, cashmere, leather goods, selvedge denim, GapKids & babyGap Kate Spade + Jack Spade Collection, and babyGap Junk Food licensed product.


OFFER: 25% off everything. Free shipping on all standard orders until 01 December at
CODE: No code required, discount applied automatically at checkout.


OFFER: 30% off already discounted items in the The Outnet Black Friday Edit, including amazing bargains on Roland Mouret, Miu Miu, Marc Jacobs, Marni.
CODE: No code required, discount applied automatically at checkout.


OFFER: 20% off everything on
CODE: Enter CYBERWKND20 at checkout to receive 20% off orders up to £500 (pre-discount).
ENDS: 08:00 GMT on Tuesday 2nd December.
T&Cs: Certain brands not available during the promotion period. Not valid with other promo codes or on gift vouchers, optional delivery charges, ASOS Marketplace or ASOS Premier subscription.

Oliver Bonas Ltd

OFFER: 30% Off Selected Lines AND all markdown! Lines include fantastic jewellery sets and gifting ideas, as well as fashion and Christmas Decorations.
CODE: Enter XMAS30 at checkout
DATE: Friday 28th November until Monday 1st December 2014.
Terms and conditions apply:  Not valid with any other offers or promotions. Discount available on selected lines only.

my-wardrobe (UK)

OFFER: 50% off everything at
CODE: No code required
DATE: From now.

Chinti and Parker

OFFER: Friends & Family Event. 25% off both womenswear & menswear at
CODE: No code required
DATE: Friday 28 November – Tuesday 2nd December 2014

Everything at 30% OFF!

OFFERMANGO Black Friday – Everything at 30% OFF
CODE: No code required
DATE: Friday 28 November – Tuesday 2nd December 2014

Cath Kidston Ltd.

OFFER: Receive 15% discount on everything this weekend at
DATE: 27th November 2014, 10pm. End Date: Monday, 1st December 2014, midnight
CODE: Enter SNOW15 at Checkout
The small print: You cannot use your discount in conjunction with any other promotional code including student discount. Discount does not apply to gift cards, e-vouchers, digital wallpaper or made-to-measure services.Discount cannot be used in concessions.

MANGO Black Friday – Everything at 30% OFF!


OFFER: 25% off everything excluding season reductions at
CODE: Discount will be applied automatically at checkout
DATE: 25th November to 1st December.


OFFER: 25% off everything excluding season reductions at Warehouse
CODE:  Enter CYBER25 at checkout
DATE: 25th November to 1st December.

Friends & Family

OFFER: Friends & Family Event 20% off everything online at Kurt Geiger 
CODE: Enter F&FKG20 at checkout.
DATE: Ends Sunday 30 November

Hobbs Ltd

OFFER: 20% off at
DATE: : Thursday 27th November 2014. End: Midnight Friday 1st December 2014

Benefit Cosmetics (UK)

OFFER:: 15% off EVERYTHING at over the Black Friday weekend!
CODE: Enter SAVE15 at checkout
DATE: Friday 28th November Ends: 1st December at midnight
FREE standard shipping automatically when you spend over £40. No code required at checkout.

Click through to discover discounted items at the following retailers: M&S, and Atterley Road

Marks and Spencer

Atterley Road Black Friday Sale!

Links contain affiliate revenue-bearing codes


Christmas Giveaway: Benefit Advent Calendar

by Sasha Wilkins on November 27, 2014 · 4 comments

Benefit advent calendar

We’re very excited to be giving away this year’s cult Benefit extremely limited edition advent calendar. It’s filled with 24 mini beauty treasures: Open the sweet shoppe doors to reveal a Benefit bestseller or surprise gift.

Every year it sells out almost immediately and there is no way to get hold one once that happens.

UNLESS you enter our festively brilliant giveaway! To enter simply head over to the LLG Instagram, follow the LLG account and leave a comment.

Benefit advent calendar


Terms & Conditions: This competition will close at 5pm on Friday 28 November, in order for us to send it out for 1st December. Because of the weight of the parcel and the time restrictions, sadly this competition is only open to residents of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland.

Benefit advent calendar

This advent calendar of dreams contains:

1. “that gal” | 7.5ml
2. the POREfessional | 7.5ml
3. benetint | 2.5ml
4. high beam | 2.5ml
5. chachatint | 2.5ml
6. posietint | 2.5ml
7. stay flawless mini
8. they’re real! mini
9. ultra plush in dandelion mini
10. ultra plush lip gloss in A-lister mini
11. ultra plush lip gloss in fauxmance mini
12. BADgal lash mini
13. stay don’t stray in light/medium mini
14. fakeup in 02 medium mini
15. it’s potent! eye cream mini
16. total moisture facial cream mini
17. ooh la lift mini
18. watt’s up! mini
19. beauty sticky notes
20. doodle pad
21. heart-shaped paperclips
22. pinky, polka-dot hair tie
23. elastic hair band with bow charm
24. metallic silvery hair tie


friends food family macaroni mac n cheese

This is one of my all-time favourite recipes, and I think it’s one of the very first that I wrote and photographed for my cookbook Friends, Food, Family: Recipes and Secrets from LibertyLondonGirl.  As it’s Thanksgiving tomorrow, and I know lots of my American friends love mac’n’cheese as a side, I asked my publishers, Quadrille, if I could extract this recipe from the book to run here on LLG. Happily they said yes! I’ve also added some of the photos from the recipe shoot that didn’t make it into the book – one of the bonuses of shooting your own cookbook.

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Parklife Weekends in London. With dogs, coffee & cake

November 26, 2014 LLG Fashion

Posetta is twelve now and, whilst she loves a park session with plenty of advanced ball throwing and lots of digging opportunities, she really can’t walk too far. So the long hikes over Hampstead Heath have long been swapped for gentle  Sunday morning strolls. Tiny dog however LOVES a walk. She pretty much loves everything to be […]

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Kate Spade Cookery Book Salon: The Books

November 25, 2014 Friends Food Family

It was not easy AT ALL picking out the books to talk about at my Kate Spade literary cookbook salon last week. Although many of my food books are still in storage (London flats only have so much room), the four shelves in the kitchen bookcase are packed full, with a couple of extra towering […]

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A Day In the Life: Claire Vero, Founder of Aurelia Probiotic Skincare.

November 22, 2014 A Day in the Life

When Caroline Neville, the President of CEW (Cosmetic Executive Women) asked me to sit on the jury for the inaugural CEW Digital Excellence Award, sponsored by Google, at this year’s CEW Achiever Awards, I accepted immediately: CEW is the highly respected body that exists to support women in the beauty industry at all levels, providing […]

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The Dog Box (Solvit Tagalong Booster Seat)

November 19, 2014 Dogs

Transporting a little dog in a car can be very dangerous: if you stop suddenly, there is an enormous risk that braking will cause the dog to be flung forward off its seat. Best case is that it just falls off, worst that it is propelled through the windscreen. Either way is Not Good. Although […]

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It’s Christmas! Fortnum & Mason Skate at Somerset House & White Christmas, the musical

November 17, 2014 LLG Fashion

I know that every year we all think that the Christmas build up starts even earlier, but I’ve also started to realise that unless I start thinking about all things festive from now, December puts on its rollerskates, and suddenly it’s the 24th and there has been no drinking of mulled wine, no skating, no party […]

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Travels: London-Hong Kong-Phuket-Koh Phi Phi-Hong Kong-London

November 17, 2014 My Travels

Oh frabjous day! I have just booked a proper holiday over both Christmas and New Year. I CANNOT WAIT. I have longed for a trip to Thailand over the Christmas holidays for a Very Long Time, but events have always conspired against me. We will be flying direct to Hong Kong on Virgin Atlantic, then […]

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