Friday, 02 January 2015 10:07

New Year, New You

As another new year is upon we all feel eager to make changes in our lives and have a fresh start. Just remember to be realistic with what you would like to change and then never look back. Here are ten changes you may need to make in your life:
 
REAL COST OF WEIGHT LOSS facebook

1. Diet
Eat the right food. Cut out salt and sugar from your diet. Eat out less and buy a cook book to make healthy delicious meals at home. Make sure you drink at least eight glasses of water a day.

2. Get Active

Join a gym and go at least three times a week. If you can afford a personal trainer then it would be beneficial. Go running with a friend or buy a fitness dvd and work out at home.

3. Quit Smoking

Cigarettes are costly and damage your lungs leading to cancer. They age you and remember that cigarettes do not smell of roses.

4. Cut Out Alcohol

Alcohol adds extra calories to your diet and it will increase the risks of you developing liver disease and high blood pressure. A glass or two on a special occasion is fine.

5. Sort Out Your Finances

Start saving for that rainy day, you never know when you may need some extra cash. If you are in debt then try to resolve the problem. Go to citizen's advice or get in touch with a debt management charity like StepChange.

6. Drive

If you do not drive, learn how to. Having your own way to get about can be a blessing.

7. Cut People Off

If you have certain friends that are stopping you from getting what you want out of life and just taking from you say good bye for good. You need positive people in your life.

8. Holidays

Make sure you go abroad and see the world. You can even go for a short weekend away if your finances will not stretch that far.

9. Take time out
Have a few minutes for yourself to have a relaxing hot bath, read a book, and reflect on what you have done with your day.

10. Career

If you are not where you want to be in your career then make a change. Are you in the wrong career or do you need a pay rise. Put a plan in action and make this happen, have a talk with your boss and see what can be done.

Written by Fashions Finest blogger Hayley Sweeney. 
Tuesday, 30 December 2014 21:35

2014, A Year to Remember

For some 2014 has been a year full of joy, fun and laughter with some amazing memories to treasure forever. For others, this year will have flown by with little time to achieve all that you wanted - but hopefully there were some great moments too!
77f384be3c7562b5 poll2.xxxlarge
In terms of fashion, 2014 was packed full of standout occasions. It was announced that John Galliano would make his big comeback at Maison Martin Margiela, Gucci's creative director Frida Giannini left the brand along with her CEO husband and sadly Oscar de la Renta passed away, leaving behind a fantastic legacy that will never be forgotten. The annual Victoria's Secret Show wowed audiences in London while the Met Gala in May was a night full of beautiful red carpet glamour.
1386718 Germanys players celebrate with the World Cup trophy after the 2014 World Cup final against Argentina460173460rs 634x1024 140108134218 634.Ellen Degeneres Oscar Promo.jl.010814
There have been some fabulous celebrity weddings: Amal Alamuddin and George Clooney, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. As well as some amazing moments: Anna Wintour picking up lifetime achievement award at the British Fashion Council awards, the Duchess of Cambridge announcing her second pregnancy and Ellen DeGeneres' amazing selfie at the 2014 Academy Awards! The World Cup was won by Germany after a triumphant fight to the final and films such as Interstellar, Gone Girl and The Hunger Games 3 soared at the box office.

2014 was also the year we lost some of the brightest stars on the planet. Peaches Geldof, Lauren Bacall, Joan Rivers and Robin Williams all sadly passed away leaving life that little bit more duller.

Whatever your plans for 2015, make it a year of prosperity and fun! If you make New Year resolutions, try to stick to them! If not, celebrate life, go for that job opportunity, graduate university and make some special memories!

Happy New Year from everyone at Fashions Finest and all the best for 2015!

Written by Fashions Finest blogger Hannah Last 
Sunday, 21 December 2014 17:44

Shop the Sales in Style

It's that time of year again. After the stressful and exhausting lead up to Christmas and the joyful aftermath that follows, the Boxing Day sales kick off with a whole host of festive bargains!

With many high street stores such as H&M, French Connection and Whistles starting their sales before Christmas, this year looks sure to be big in regard to the amazing discounts on offer. And after the success of the Black Friday sales last month and the huge amount of money spent by consumers, this Christmas looks sure to be a dogfight for the best prices out there.

River Island have just launched their online sale, marking down much of their autumn stock to below the £30 mark while Boohoo.com has a fantastic range of clothing in their clearance sale, with many sizes still available. For the best bargains, you've got to get shopping fast, with the popular 10,12 and 14 sizes selling out almost immediately. Topshop have also begun their sales early, marking down lots of cute, preppy dresses and stylish jewellery from their Freedom by Topshop range as have House of Fraser with a few selected items, but expect more pieces to follow after the first couple of days.

However, for most of the big department stores and main high street retailers, you'll have to wait for Boxing Day to start shopping. Debenhams, John Lewis, Harrods and Selfridges start their sales bright and early on the 26th December which is bound to cause a desperate scurry amongst excited bargain hunters as the doors open as do Zara, who never go on sale before the 25th. Expect lots of beautiful classic pieces such as skirts, coats and dresses to be reduced to amazing prices, as well as their practical and stylish leather bags - a staple of the brand.

The Next sale is also a hot favourite, with stores up and down the country opening at 7.00am sharp to make way for the hundreds of hungry shoppers. With mens, womens, kids and homewear all discounted it's easy to see why Next is so popular when it comes to their sales. If it's not fashion you're after, everything from toys, gadgets and phones to sofas and holidays will be discounted considerably so make sure you're ready to shop the Boxing Day sales in style!
article 0 07B541DE000005DC 503 634x422shopaholic
Written by Hannah Last