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Posted in Uncategorized on 09. Jul, 2012
Many of us are getting a little excited for the Olympics and as such, the flame is flying in a series of cities across the country. THis is of course an excuse to dress up as well as an excuse to throw a little party!
Just like the jubilee, the Olympics are causing as much of a stir in the fashion world and many designers are theming their latest styles to the colours of the Olympics.
The London Olympics is in fact only a short time away and even the competitors are getting involved in a series of celebrity endorsement campaigns. Many are revealing their style tips as well as their exercise routines.
How to keep your make-up in place whilst performing some high-actions moves, a swimathon or a marathon is just one of the topics that has come into play. After all, those performing on the day will be doing so in front of millions and therefore wish to look their best on the day!
Hair care is another topic and one in which many wish to hear about. Swimmers have to deal with the likes of chlorine, which can in fact be very damaging to their hair. In order to combat such effects, the participants must stick to heavy conditioners and protective formulas.
With summer holidays on the cards, many wish to keep in tip-top shape. We are of course never going to be as fit as the athletes, we can however steal a few tips, which regard exercise routines and healthy eating plans.
It is important to have a healthy balance of the two in order to get the body we desire, which means lots of exercise and very little bad things we normally love to devour!
Posted in Uncategorized on 05. Jul, 2012
This season we are seeing a variety of on-trend sunglasses appear on the highstreet! Such styles include the likes of pretty pastel numbers, the all-new Ray-Ban ‘it’ shape, the glam pop icon look, and the supermodel classic style.
Other on trend styles include those that you can wear with anything and everything, the elegant cat eyes, the preppy peepers, the celeb staple and of course, the powerful prints.
Block brights are another design to look out for and act as the perfect accessory for the warmer months. Such a style comes in the shape of ‘clubmaster’ frames in popping hues. These particular sunnies are adored by A-list celebs such as Sienna Miller, Vanessa Hudgens and Rachel Bilson. They can also be picked up for relatively cheap and arrays of highstreet stores are currently stocking them.
Preppy peepers are a great option for those that love to work the ‘geek sheek’ look. Team with a pastel coloured shirt and tapered trousers in order to create an on-trend, statement style. Such shades are available from pretaportobello.com.
The celeb staple style comes in the shape of an over sized shade, complete with rounded frames. Nicole Ritchie is renowned for wearing such a design; they are also one of the comfiest options on the current market.
Powerful prints are a little bit different and offer a quirky and statement look. They work extremely well with this season’s tribal trend and the classic, no nonsense shapes flatters almost every face shape!
The supermodel classic style has taken on a little bit of a revamp this season and the once blacked out frames now appear with mirrored lenses. Such a style of frame never appears to date and offers another timeless classic that suits almost every face shape.
Posted in Uncategorized on 19. Jun, 2012
With a sporting summer on the cards and the Olympics on route, we decided it was time to take a few beauty secrets from some of this year’s top athletes!
Keri-Anne Payne and Victoria Pendleton are just a few of the athletes in question!
Often their days consist of intense activity, such as swimming, running and jumping!
These activities don’t really do anything for our complexion, in fact some of these conditions are not that dissimilar to what we may experience on the beach or on holiday! Of course without the extensive physical part.
Poolside looks should be natural; maybe a little gloss and some waterproof mascara. Anything ends will quite simply run off your face, causing a clown effect as appose to a poolside beauty
Nights out are however a little different and can be vamped up slightly! Try to use a tinted moisturiser as appose to a heavy foundation. This won’t block your pores in the heat and will look fresh and Girly instead of overdone and unsophisticated!
A few winning looks for May include the likes of luscious lashes and lips that scream ‘wow!’ Team both of these items with some of this season’s hottest nail colours!
All if the above will work to champion a winning look!
Max Factor Lipfinity Lip Tint RRP £7.99 is a must-have and comes in a range of colour popping shades!
Try pastel shades on your nails, baby pink, a lighter canary yellow, peach and violet are this season’s hottest hues!
False lash effect eyes are eyes are a great way to dramatise your peepers and work well both with and without eye colour or mousse.
Those that love to try new scents will be happy to know there is something very innovative hitting beauty stores this season.
The new scent has yet to reveal its name, it is however still causing quite a stir in the fashion industry!
The scent is said to smell different on every individual it touches! Ever realised your best friend is wearing your favourite scent on a night out or a complete unknown sprays it at exactly the same time as you in the cocktail bar? When this happens, despite what we may say, we are left feeling a little miffed! Most people wish to have their own individual aroma as appose to revealing the same scent as the person next to them!
A scent is in fact quite personal. It says a lot more about our personalities than you may think!
Most people tend to have two favourites…one that is worn during the day and one that is worn on a night out, the latter option is usually a little more sultry in smell!
Those that are perfume connoisseurs will know never to mix two scents. The result is something mismatched as appose to elegant, chic, feminine, girly or dramatic!
When choosing a perfume never choose something too overpowering! The worst thing you can do is to spray the scent in an effortless manner! This will result in a harsh and over ruling scent as appose to a delicate and fresh scent!
The correct way to spray perfume is to in fact spray it a little way in front of you and then walk through it!
This will create a subtle scent that is much more attractive and light!
Russie Blanche’s black caviar body polish is one must-have decadent bath time treat not to be missed!
£85 seems like such a small price to pay for elegant bathing!
After a hard day at work or even at home, why not relax in a long hot bath with an elegant twist this evening!
Light the incense, turn down the lights and put a chilled playlist on! Then imagine you are far away indulging in a luxury spa.
Make sure you slather yourself in a similar style body lotion once you step out of your luxury bath! This will keep your skin moisturized and will allow you to wake up glowing!
Sometimes going to the spa every other week isn’t always feasible! This doesn’t however mean that you can’t create your own indulgent spa at home.
Simply do as above and switch off the lights turn on the candles and light those incense sticks. This is certainly one-way to lighten the mood whilst relaxing in the upmost style…created by yours truly.
Simply close your eyes and imagine you are somewhere other than your own bathroom space.
Check out other products in the Russie Blanche range! Using the entire range of body lotions and potions will make your own spa experience seen a little more real!
Only invest in products that are suited to both your needs and your skin. For example if you have a dryer skin and complexion, look to a product that boasts to solve these qualms.
Many spas in fact sell their own range of products, so if you wish to make it an either more realistic experience invest in any one of the products they have on offer.
Don’t forget to download a chill-out playlist prior to entering your rely revamped bathroom!
Buying for your guy can be a frustrating and difficult task…web you ask them what they want; they answer ‘anything’ or ‘nothing’! However you know fine well that if you presented them with a set of Girly bath salts or nothing what so ever, they would certainly have something to say about it!
This is we’re we come to the rescue! We have picked out a few gift ideas for you to peruse over your lunch break!
If you wish to brighten up your guy’s day and have quite a budget to spend, look no further than a lovely sunny yellow hue Corsa. The sporty look and feel of this particular car epitomises summer perfectly! It will also add a sunshiny sporty edge to your man’s life!
A print from Joe Joiner’s range is a great way to show a loved one you car, especially when they consist of sayings such as ‘I just bloody love ya’! We certainly think they are a little more fun than your average card!
Gu and Pimms to of our favourite things and the perfect alternatively to a birthday cake! The pudding connoisseurs at the Gu factory have come up with this fabulous merge of ingredients just in time for the tennis season! Priced at just under £4 from a variety of food halls nationwide!
Tune your guy in with a pair of Marshall headphone! They not only look stylish, they also sound great! Marshall did after all begin his career making guitar amps so we think he knows what he is doing!
Men love coffee, especially if no effort is required and all it takes to create a masterpiece is the press of a button!
Wake your guy up in the morning with Nespresso’s latest coffee model, which in fact has been made from recycled coffee capsules!
For those adventure types, opt for a survival kit! The kit in question contains both a rain kit and a wire saw…only for those that have a lot of bottle, which is handy really as it comes in a vivid orange bottle-like container!
Jenny Packham has dressed pretty much every famous Kate you can imagine. Her list includes the likes of Kate Beckinsale, Kate Winslet and Kate Middleton. There is however one more ‘Kate’ on her to do list. The Kate in question is in fact Cate Blanchett.
Her new collection has taken inspiration from Film Noir and reveals elements of the heroines and the femme fatale. This style she believes would suit Cate perfectly.
There is one piece in the collection that has the actresses name on it and it comes in the shape of a backless silver number. The dress falls elegantly to the floor and is cinched in at the waist with a single strap belt.
The model showcasing the must-have dress work her hair up in a crimped style and finished the look with sultry make-up in the shape of dewy skin and deep burgundy lips. The overall look created quite a statement and such a style is guaranteed to turn heads at any affair.
It must however be worn with heels in order to portray the full effect. Heels will have the effect of elongating the figure even further, making whoever wears it appear a lot taller than they in fact are.
As well as the above demure style, Jenny Packham also adopted a younger style and has dressed many of the teen stars including the likes of Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry. All of these names adopt a younger and fun style. This is possibly one of the reasons she has been stormed with many prom dress requests. She hopes her new prom style line, which will be launching in Debenhams soon, will answer some of these queries.
We will certainly be taking a peek at the all-new collection when it launches! Watch this space!
Posted in Uncategorized on 05. Mar, 2012
There are few products us ladies just couldn’t live without! The kind of things you would take to a desert ideal if you were only allowed the one thing! We asked a few fashionista’s to share with us there favourite beauty buys.
The answers came in the shape of an assortment of must-have products. These included the likes of foundations, cleansing oil shampoo, satin hairspray, Doll Eyes Mascara, rouge lipshades, an infallible grey eyeliner, a smoothing resurfacing primer, cleansing foam and a BB cream.
Face Fabric in 2 from Giorgio Armani seems to be the foundation of choice. Priced at £33 it offers a smooth foundation that acts as a great cover-up.
Next up is the cleansing oil shampoo from the hair connoisseurs. Shu Uemura Art of Hair has gone out of their way to produce a dream product, adored by many! The product is gentle even on the most sensitive scalp. It is silicone free and makes the hair look super glossy!
Elnett hairspray is another favourite. It is used by both men and women and costs just £3.79. The best bit, it smells unlike any other hairspray and actually quite fragrant.
The mascara of choice comes in the form of Hypnose Doll Eyes Mascara by Lancome. Priced at £20.50, it really makes the colour of your eyes pop! On top of this is also gives a great lift and a lot of volume…what more can we say!
Rouge Caresse in Rebel Red is a must-have for those that love their lips! It’s a punchy colour that really adds a little drama to any outfit. If you don’t have a chance to apply a mass of make-up, take this with you instead. It will instantly transform your look from day to night!
This season appears to be reliving a blue revolution. Diesel have launched an extremely sexy line of new denim creations, which have all been designed with the wearers attitude in mind.
They have of course also been designed to flatter an array of figures, whether you prefer a skinny fit, a flare or a high waisted style.
One particular style that is causing quite a stir is the rebooted boot cut, entitled ‘Bootzee’.
Diesel has revamped the classic boot cut look in order to create a slim fitting jean with a regular rise. This particular style is a great daytime look and can be teamed with a boyfriend shirt, cinched in at the waist and a pair of platforms.
Another style to watch out for is the versatile slim fit. These have been given the quirky name of ‘Getlegg’ and act as a must-have wardrobe staple. This is mainly due to the fact that they go with just about anything!
Due to the higher cut of the jeans they tend to elongate and flatter the derrière region. This makes them a new and everyday style classic.
They are also extremely versatile, which means they can be used for both work and play. Simply experiment with a few different washes in order to see which styles suit what occasions.
The ‘Getlegg’ 0881K jeans are available for under £100.
Next up are the chilled boyfriend style jeans, which come in the shape of ‘Myguy’. These are the perfect pair for effortless weekend dressing.
A low waist and tapered effect creates a slouchy yet feminine look, one that offers a definite twist to the usual tomboy styles!
They look great with a simple tee and sandals. Roll them up at the bottom for a cutesy holiday style.
Sometimes it is just too much of an effort to head home after work, doll yourself up and then head out onto the town. A better option is of course to come prepared and hit the town straight from the office!
This way the sofa and the soaps won’t tempt you! You will also keep up that much-desired social life!
If you have a desk or locker at work, simply take in a change of clothes. However if you don’t have anywhere to stash your office attire, you will instead need to come prepared!
Take some accessories in your handbag. Accessories can in fact have a major effect on a simple look. They dress it up dramatically! Take a statement neckpiece for example; this can instantly turn that simple tee into a high fashion top!
Another way to change your look is to re-vamp your make-up. Whether you choose to wipe of the daytime look and begin again or quite simply add to the original look, make-up can have a dramatic effect!
Add some red lipstick and you will instantly feel super glam! Back comb your locks and style them in a completely different way to what you wore to work. Statement hair accessories are also a good shout and will instantly add a little glam factor to an otherwise simple style.
Swap your jacket for a cutesy cardigan or statement blazer. This will make you feel a little fresher and more on trend!
Then there are the heels, if you can’t leave anything at work, wear some of the newly designed fold-up flats during the day and carry your stilettos separately in a bag. Dump the bag after office hours and throw the teeny flats into your handbag. Heels have the effect of making you feel instantly glamorous, so if it is just the one thing you change, make sure it is this!