Hey lovelies! Gelila here and I’m back with another blog post, as promised! I have some exciting news to share with you guys… I had my very first photoshoot! Let me give you guys a little background of my experience with photoshoots. For a while now, my friend and I decided to try and schedule numerous photoshoots but we were unsuccessful. We did some research and checked out a bunch of photographers who either 1. Weren’t that reliable or 2. Refused to give us the pictures in a timely manner – which I think is so unprofessional. I got discouraged and decided to focus more on blogging and building my brand but realized that I still needed content to post for you guys. So, I confided in Jia about my unsuccessful attempts and she decided to help me –bless her heart!
I met up with Jia and we decided to do my photoshoots in an alley, which is blogging 101. Let me just say: thank you Jia for shooting me, while also watching out for cars so you wouldn't get hit! Haha. I AM NOT A MODEL so I was super stiff, unconfident, cold and uncomfortable. I'm so used to taking selfies so this was definitely a challenge! But Jia was a pro! (She says she isn't). Below are pictures from the photoshoot, please let me know what you guys think! Did Jia and I nail it?!


Shop My Look Below:




Coat: Zara
Sweater: Forever 21
Jeans: Zara
Beret: My Mothers
Shoes: Maison Margiela 
Sunglasses: Modo













It is just me or did we skip Fall and went straight into Winter? I was so excited to create amazing Fall looks for you guys since obviously as you all know... Fall is my favorite season BUT it's so bloody cold outside that I don't even want to stand outside for more than 5 minutes. Okay, maybe I am being dramatic but standing when the sun is out isn't as bad as standing in the shade whilst it's windy?

Who am I kidding? I love the cold weather! Layering chunky knits and sweater dresses are my thing. Right now as I am currently writing this out. I am sitting in a new coffee spot ( I will talk about them soon ) drinking a nice Iced Latte cause I HATE hot coffee and snuggled in my favourite Navy Blue Turtleneck Sweater. I will soon post this look on the blog because I personally think it is the best coffee shop outfit.

That isn’t the reason I am writing this post though so let me get back on track.

I wanted to talk about an amazing brand that I have had the pleasure in working with. I am currently still working them so stay tuned for more creations centered around this minimal watch. I have gotten really into wearing watches lately but this one by a brand called Stefano Lungo ( as if the title didn’t give it away ) takes the cake! I posted an unboxing of the watch on my instastories so if you guys missed that I apologize but the packaging alone I gave a solid 10/10. Very sleek and not bulky...like the watch itself. You know how some watches are a bit heavy and the face is a bit thick? Well not the case with this one! It’s super lightweight. I didn’t think that it was real at first and THIN! Which as I was giving my honest opinions about it on instastories that was another thing I mentioned. I was smitten which made me feel materialistic.

I wanted to style the watch with my favourite sweater. I cannot tell you guys how many times I have worn this sweater since Fall started. I have been basically living in it. I sized up because I wanted it to be a bit more baggy and I have no regrets. This sweater is from H&M and I bought it on sale. No shame. I always wait for things to go on sale and if I really want them then I get them. Plus I consider it a staple because I have worn this more than half of the of the other sweaters that I own all together.

Another wardrobe purge soon?

There I go again getting off topic. Someone please come and stop me!

This is one gift that I recommend as a Christmas gift, Birthday gift or even an Anniversary gift! Plus on the bright side it comes with 2 additional watch bands so you can change it to match your outfit. You choose which colours you want. I got Black, Blue and a beautiful Dusty Olive. I haven’t used te other 2 yet.

Happy shopping lovelies!



 

 









It is just me or did we skip Fall and went straight into Winter? I was so excited to create amazing Fall looks for you guys since obviously as you all know... Fall is my favourite season BUT it's so bloody cold outside that I don't even want to stand outside for more than 5 minutes. Okay, maybe I am being dramatic but standing when the sun is out isn't as bad as standing in the shade whilst it's windy?

Who am I kidding? I love the cold weather! Layering chunky knits and sweater dresses are my thing. Right now as I am currently writing this out. I am sitting in a new coffee spot ( I will talk about them soon ) drinking a nice Iced Latte cause I HATE hot coffee and snuggled in my favourite Navy Blue Turtleneck Sweater. I will soon post this look on the blog because I personally think it is the best coffee shop outfit.

That isn’t the reason I am writing this post though so let me get back on track.

I wanted to talk about an amazing brand that I have had the pleasure in working with. I am currently still working them so stay tuned for more creations centered around this minimal watch. I have gotten really into wearing watches lately but this one by a brand called Stefano Lungo ( as if the title didn’t give it away ) takes the cake! I posted an unboxing of the watch on my instastories so if you guys missed that I apologize but the packaging alone I gave a solid 10/10. Very sleek and not bulky...like the watch itself. You know how some watches are a bit heavy and the face is a bit thick? Well not the case with this one! It’s super lightweight. I didn’t think that it was real at first and THIN! Which as I was giving my honest opinions about it on instastories that was another thing I mentioned. I was smitten which made me feel materialistic.

I wanted to style the watch with my favourite sweater. I cannot tell you guys how many times I have worn this sweater since Fall started. I have been basically living in it. I sized up because I wanted it to be a bit more baggy and I have no regrets. This sweater is from H&M and I bought it on sale. No shame. I always wait for things to go on sale and if I really want them then I get them. Plus I consider it a staple because I have worn this more than half of the of the other sweaters that I own all together.

Another wardrobe purge soon?

There I go again getting off topic. Someone please come and stop me!

This is one gift that I recommend as a Christmas gift, Birthday gift or even an Anniversary gift! Plus on the bright side it comes with 2 additional watch bands so you can change it to match your outfit. You choose which colours you want. I got Black, Blue and a beautiful Dusty Olive. I haven’t used te other 2 yet.

Happy shopping lovelies!

Shop My Look below:

Sweater: H&M 
Belt: Forever 21
Shearling Coat: Forever 21
Leggings: Forever 21
OTK Boots: Charlotte Russe
Sunnies: American Eagle
Watch: Stefano Lungo

















Since I gained weight... I have been breaking out a little more than usual and I f*cking hate it! The products that I have been using since my teenage years when I started going through puberty at the tender age of 13 weren't keeping up with my bodily changes as a 25 year old woman. It sucked. The products that have been working for me all these years have decided to turn their back on me. Do you know what that meant? It meant that I had to go on the hunt for products that worked and fast. The only problem is...I didn't know where to start and where to go! What was I looking for? What was my skin like? Did I have combination skin? Dry skin? Oily skin? I just wanted something that would deep clean my face without drying it out so badly that it felt like sandpaper!

I honestly contemplating on giving up and just using the same products that I have been using but dammit I just couldn't do it.

That was when I came across a brand called "Youth To The People"! All of their products are 100% Vegan with no parabens & no added colours. I picked the Cleanser which contains Kale, Green Tea, Spinach and Vitamins of course. It's super lightweight and my face felt so damn clean after just one use! I wish it came in a body scrub because I would stock up! Also, I have gotten really into moisturizing creams as well! I came across one on their website and I just had to have it. It contains that same ingredients as the Cleanser and oh my goodness it's amazing. I literally could go on forever about how amazing this brand is! I seriously want to try everything on their website.

I currently have my eyes on:


- Serum


- Mask


-Eye Cream


I don't think that I will ever go back to regular facial cleansing products with chemicals in them! Organic is the way to go! I definitely highly recommend!


 

 

Since I gained weight... I have been breaking out a little more than usual and I f*cking hate it! The products that I have been using since my teenage years when I started going through puberty at the tender age of 13 weren't keeping up with my bodily changes as a 25 year old woman. It sucked. The products that have been working for me all these years have decided to turn their back on me. Do you know what that meant? It meant that I had to go on the hunt for products that worked and fast. The only problem is...I didn't know where to start and where to go! What was I looking for? What was my skin like? Did I have combination skin? Dry skin? Oily skin? I just wanted something that would deep clean my face without drying it out so badly that it felt like sandpaper!

I honestly contemplating on giving up and just using the same products that I have been using but dammit I just couldn't do it.

That was when I came across a brand called " Youth To The People "! All of their products are 100% Vegan with no parabens & no added colours. I picked the Cleanser which contains Kale, Green Tea, Spinach and Vitamins of course. It's super lightweight and my face felt so damn clean after just one use! I wish it came in a body scrub because I would stock up! Also, I have gotten really into moisturizing creams as well! I came across one on their website and I just had to have it. It contains that same ingredients as the Cleanser and oh my goodness it's amazing. I literally could go on forever about how amazing this brand is! I seriously want to try everything on their website.

I have my eyes on:

- Serum
- Mask
-Eye Cream

I don't think that I will ever go back to regular facial cleansing products with chemicals in them! Organic is the way to go! I definitely highly recommend!









Over the last couple of weeks ...I have been asking you lovelies some questions on instastories hoping that you guys would take the time to answer and believe me when I say I was super happy that you did. So, before I get into what was asked...I just want to say thank you all so much! SHOULD I HOST A GIVEAWAY ON MY PAGE? I mainly asked this question because I wanted to give back to my followers! You guys have been supporting me since day one and I couldn't be happier! With that being said! Help a girl out! I have no idea what to do the giveaway on! I really wanted to do a giveaway when I reached that 10k milestone on instagram but I completely blanked on that one. So, instead I wanted to do the giveaway on my blog anniversary! Who knows maybe I will do 2 giveaways! I don't know yet! MINIMAL OR COLOUR? I can honestly say that I was really surprised on the voting on this question.

 

Although minimal did win in the end...it wasn't by much! So, I have decided to do both! I just have to figure out how to make it work! So stay tuned there will be some changes coming to Lelondonchic again!  INSTASTORIES I asked you whether or not I should talk more on instastories. Some bloggers only want to show the glamorous life when it comes to blogging and not what their lives are really like. I think I want to give you all the honest truth! I spend majority of my time on my laptop, writing in my journal, researching trends or playing my Xbox! I am currently addicted to playing overwatch...no shame. FLAT LAYS? OOTD'S? BEAUTY? LIFESTYLE? I have gotten addicted to creating beautiful flat lays for you guys. Judging by the stats...you lovelies LOVE that flat lays! It seems that since I was so addicted to flat lays that I forgot about posting outfits, beauty or lifestyle posts. I think it was mainly because I didn't have a lot going on right now so I didn't want to bore you guys but its what you guys are interested in.  I will be posting more lifestyle posts for you lovelies and using instastories!




shop my look below


Gingham Top: H&M


Boyfriend Jeans: H&M


Jacket: Boohoo


Shoes: Target


Beanie: Charlotte Russe


Bag: H&M


Sunnies: American Eagle








 















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