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"We have more possibilities in each moment than we realize.Choose to step forward and make your dream a reality" - B.Bakken

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

What im wearing: Peach & Plum

The title to this post is very 'fruity' with the peaches and plums being the colour scheme with a touch of black and gold. . Just in time for summer :-)
 
On Saturday night I went out to celebrate my friend finishing Uni. We went sure whether we were going to a nightclub or bar until last minute so my outfit was just that, very last minute !
 
 
I decided to wear my hair sleeked back into a ponytail for two reasons. 1 I was in a hurry and its very easy to do & 2 I had very dark smoky eyes with a nude lip so I wanted my eyes to be the main focus point.
 
 
 
 
 
For my make-up I went a bit dramatic with my eye shadow and really smoked it out. . Im usually wearing a bold lip also but on Saturday I decided to wear a nude lip with a little bit of No7 shimmering gloss . . I wore my Topshop highlighter on my brow bone, cheek bone, cupids bow, collar bone and shoulders.  .I then used the Avon Dry Body oil spray on my legs to give them a healthy glow ! . .
 
 
Dress - H&M
Shoes - International
Bodychain - Ebay
Belt - Penneys
Earrings - Accessorize
Make-up - sheer cover, No7, Rimmel, Urban decay, accessorize


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Monday, 5 May 2014

What im wearing; Bank Holiday Weekend

This bank holiday weekend I was a busy body. I was out on the Saturday night for my sisters birthday and out on the Sunday night to watch the Derry Jazz Festival. It was a great weekend and I really enjoyed myself.
 
So on to my Saturday night outfit. For a few weeks I had in mind what I would wear to my sisters birthday : a nice mint green top with my French connection shorts. I had this outfit in mind for a long time and was excited to wear it. That was until I went around town on Saturday and found these floral highwaisted shorts . . I really had no intention of buying any clothing items but when I seen them I thought they were so cute and would go with a lot of outfits so I grabbed them. When I got home I tried them on and well, the mint green outfit was dropped LOL . .
 
I added a pop of colour and covered my arms with this green long sleeved V-neck blouse. . For shoes I wore my burgundy / purple barely there sandals with a purple & black clutch bag. . I decided to keep my hair simple so I straightened it with a middle parting and sleek pony tail. For jewellery I wore gold hoops and this stunning gold choker necklace with a large gem stone. . This necklace was a bargain at only £5.00 from a shop in Belfast !!!

 
 
 

Blouse, Shorts, Shoes & Clutch - Primark & Penney's
Hoops - Accessorize
Necklace - Muse in Belfast

You can let me know what you think about my outfit selection in the comments below :-) . .x

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Guest Post: Make time for Me time



Hello. . This blog post has been created for a guest post which will feature on Coleoftheball

Im so obsessed with finding time for myself and being able to pamper myself . . im seriously a believer of making time for yourself whether it be an hour, a day or a few minutes . . you will instantly feel better when you've pampered yourself . .
 
My pamper night is a Friday and to be honest, it gets me through the week - I loveee seeing Friday because I spend the night getting ready for my Saturday night
 
So what does my pamper night consist of?
 
A hot bubble bath with lots of bubbles, candles and a magazine
I use my Soap & Glory exfoliator and Shower gel
 
 
Its then facial time - my favourite part. . I love getting all the dirt off my skin and out of my pores. . I use the Skin Truth products from Sallys beauty supplies . . these smell gorgeous and honestly leave my skin feeling super soft - I even use the brand on my clients when they come for facials
 
 
I then pop a facemask on and whilst it sets I go and make myself a cuppa, light more candles and turn on my spot lights - just to add some relaxation to the room
 
 
After 10 - 15 minutes I remove the face mask, then tone, then moisturise
 
 
 
 
I then pop on my teeth whitening strips and leave them on for around 45 minutes (only use whitening products once a week to make sure you don't cause too much damage to your teeth)
 
 
Its then time to do my nails - this takes up a bit of time but its worth it because I always feel better when my nails are done . . when there not painted I really feel euggghhhh - even my toes get done in Winter !!
 
I use nail products from the Skin truth range also . . Im usually a red kinda gal . . I love red nails because they are classy, timeless and go with everything . .
 
 
After my nails its time to spritz a little bit of coconut oil onto my pillow, put on a good DVD and kick back, relax and chill out !!xx


I hope this post has inspired you to take some time for yourself  to just chill out & relax
xx


 







Sunday, 13 April 2014

How to: Spring outfit

Hi everyone !! ..
 
Now that the nights are getting brighter, the weathers getting a bit warmer & the shops are looking more colourful I decided I would create a very Spring outfit to give you some inspiration for your next night out. .
 
 
Im a big fan of colour, even in the winter I enjoy mixing colour into my wardrobe whether it be pink coloured tights or a green handbag . I just love a pop of colour :-)
 
So I went online and put together this outfit with items I found . .I have an outfit very similar at home so wanted to recreate the look to give you all a bit of inspiration.
 
 
Ive chosen a pink blazer, off white peplum lace top, a floral skort and pink strappy court heels. I decided on pink to help bring out the pink flowers on the skort. .
 
 
 
 
 
For hair & make-up I would go for a sleek hair do, tied up in a pony with a funky twist at the front teamed with a smoky eye & bright pink lippie. . I know they say to never go for smoky eye and lip but I don't follow this rule because I love a colourful eye teamed with a bright lippie. . I have tried to go with a simple lip but I just don't like the look . .I like dramatic lips lol. .
 
 
 
 
Tip: to add some length to your legs add some highlighter & body oil along the shins and add some highlighter to shoulders & collarbones for a healthy natural glow . .
 
 
Whats your spring / summer make-up tips ? x

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Review: Topshop 'Glow'

Ever hear or see of a product and you are completely torn whether to get it or not ? Well that was me this weekend. . I was torn between Topshop Glow highlighter and No7 highlighter stick . .
 
I was torn for three reasons . . 1. The price - both are priced at just under £10.00,  2. I couldn't find any reviews on the Topshop glow but read reviews of the No7 highlighter and 3. I love No7 products but actually tried the Topshop one before, so knew what I was getting
 
 
To make my decision a little bit easier, I went to Boots and Topshop and 'swatched 'both highlighters. . By the title of this post you've prorably guessed which one I bought in the end LOL :-)
 
So heres my opinion and review on Topshop 'Glow' highlighter
 
First impressions were : Errr for £9.00 you don't get very much - well with this product a little goes a LONG way .
 
I applied the product to my brow bones, apples of my cheeks, cupids bow, down along the middle of my nose, my shoulders and my collar bones and I honestly didn't use that much
 
The product went on really smooth and blended in very well without smudging my make-up or tan
 
Because im very pale, I got the shade polish because the gleam shade had a bronzing effect that I thought wouldn't make the product very appealing on my skin
 
So im going to give this product 5* because im really loving it and didn't have to touch up the entire night
 



 
Whats your most recent purchase that you now love ?
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Item details
Shade Polish
£9.00
Screw tub

Friday, 21 March 2014

Fashion guide: The bomber jacket

At Christmas I went shopping in Belfast and seen this gorgeous jacket - however I had no intention of actually buying it because I didn't think it was really my style. But I tried it on and actually really liked how it looked and felt. I was also really drawn to the jewelled detailing around the neck line.
 
Recently looking through numerous magazines, I've seen the bomber jacket making an appearance a lot. Especially on Rihanna. Today I've created this post to offer some inspiration on how to wear the bomber jacket.
 
I wore mine very casual with denim jeans, grey booties and a pink bobble hat. I never wear denim jeans - ever, but I was going for a casual look and this combination gave me the perfect finish.
 
Here's how I've worn mine
 
 
 
 
 
And here is how the celebs are wearing theirs:
Over a black outfit to add some colour
Paired with coloured bottoms which is a great trend for the Spring / Summer season

 
 

 



Which style is your favourite ?
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Monday, 10 March 2014

Fashion guide : Swimwear

All that im seeing and hearing is people buying in their summer holiday essentials or people talking about booking their holidays - yep its that time of year again ! 
 
So today I've decided to offer my advice on when choosing the swimwear suited to your body shape *I'm in no way a fashion expert, these are strictly my opinions and advice*
 
 
The words 'bikini', 'beach' and 'summer' can be a daunted experience for many women & men . When I hear these words I think 'body', 'figure', 'tan' , 'naked' . . There's so many words that run through my head. But over the past year or so I've developed confidence in who I am and my body shape - the reason why? I've learnt to dress for my shape and understand that we are all different body shapes and sizes. And we are all FABULOUS!!
 
So here are 5 swimwear pieces that I've found that suit every shape . .




 
 
 
For ladies with a bigger bust, a halter neck top will help support your chest and provide balance between your hips and chest . This bikini is from Boohoo.
 
For ladies with a boyish figure, a high waisted bottom provides the illusion of curves by hugging to your bottom and coming up to your mid waist - it gives you the in then out look . This bikini can be found at Forever 21
 
The third bikini is great for ladies with a small bust. The contrasting lines provide focus to the middle area which creates the illusion of a bigger bust. The thick black belt on the bottoms make larger hips appear smaller which will help balance out your shape. This bikini can also be found at forever 21.
 
 

Show off your curves by wearing a swimsuit. The black side panels on both sets will take inches off your waist, making the middle sections the main focus point and giving you the desired hourglass figure.
 
A halter neck swimsuit is great for ladies with a bigger bust as it will provide support. The black panels on the sides take a few inches away from the waist and hips by making the pattern the focus point.
 
You can buy this swimsuit at Very.com and the leopard print bikini at Boohoo.com.
 
 SUMMER 2014
 
Swimwear Tips and my experiences:
 
Ok so I am whiter than white, tan as a snowball, so I thought wearing a black bikini would make me look tanner . I was wrong. If anything the black bikini made my white parts whiter and my red burnt parts redder. Therefore I now wear coloured bikinis with coloured floral's.
 
Swimwear with frills will help reduce the size of larger areas .i.e. the bust or hip area
 
Wear sunscreen !! . .I didn't one year and my first week was ruined because I couldn't move. Now I wear a factor 50 and carry some fake tan with me for night.
 
I hope this guide has helped or will help you when buying your holiday swimwear.
 
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