Lizelle Joseph

Monday, 04 April 2016 16:30

Spring Clean Your Lingerie Draw

spring clean your lingerie draw

When was the last time, that you took a good look at your lingerie drawer and asked yourself if each piece in there makes you feel gorgeous, and if you would want someone else to see you wear it? If your answer is no, then you know that it is time for a Spring clean.

Here is a guide to the essential items needed in your lingerie drawer.

Everyday Knickers

These are for comfortable everyday wear, with just enough frills and lace to.

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M&S Collection High Leg Knickers @ www.marksandspencer.com

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M&S Collection High Leg Knickers @ www.marksandspencer.com

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Cream Floral Lace Full Brief Knicker British Home Stores (BHS) @ www.bhs.co.uk

Invisible Thong

Seamless and undetectable under even the tightest dress or white jeans. Get them in every color.

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Thong @ www.laredoute.co.uk

Playsuit

Depending on your mood this is a fun little piece as it is part lingerie, part pajama’s and or even beachwear.

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B by Ted Baker Playsuit @ www.debenhams.com

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Playsuit @ www.bouxavenue.com


Comfortable but sexy Nightdress

The nightdress is back, and it is beautiful enough to wear in front of “your man”, or a girly pamper night sleep over or a great party paired with a pair of killer heels and a denim jacket.

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Night Dress @ British Home Stores (BHS) @ www.bhs.co.uk

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Night Dress @ British Home Stores (BHS) @ www.bhs.co.uk


Super-Sexy Lingerie

It is always a good idea to have a set of lingerie in your drawer for that special night or that romantic weekend away.

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Floozie by Frost French Bra and Suspender Thong@ www.debenhams.com

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Reger by Janet Reger Bra and Suspenders@ www.debenhams.com


Shapewear

The magic of shapewear is that it is almost like taking and iron to your body and smoothing out all the lumps and bumps into a perfectly shaped figure.

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Shapewear @ www.marksandspencer.com

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Shapewear @ www.laredoute.co.uk

The perfect bra

Nothing like a pretty bra for a sneak peek under your shirt or low-cut vest.

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LUCIE Triangle bra @ www.bouxavenue.com

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Super-hold Strapless Bra @ www.marksandspencer.com

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Floral and lace bra @ www.marksandspencer.com

Thursday, 31 March 2016 21:45

Pantone Snorkle Blue

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If you are looking to inject some Happiness into your wardrobe, then Pantone 19-4049, Snorkel Blue is just what you need. A perfect edition to any wardrobe and chic home.

A beautiful rich color, the marine -inspired blue is the perfect color, to help you relax and escape into the depths of the ocean.

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A good choice for a job interview ensemble as Blue is a cool and calming color that shows creativity and intelligence. Blue is a color that generally looks good in almost any shade and symbolizes loyalty, strength, wisdom and trust.

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Energizing your wardrobe with these pieces

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Dune - Caprice and Dallston clutch @ www.dunelondon.com

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Rimini Dress www.studio-eight.com

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Lace dress @ www.studio-eight.com

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Skirt @ www.east.co.uk

 

Snorkel Blue is also a huge wedding favorite, perfect for bridesmaid’s dresses, groom’s suits and wedding décor.

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Escape to the deep blue sea by adding this color to your home for stylishly chic living rooms or bedrooms.

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Tuesday, 29 March 2016 17:28

Cool Monochrome

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So we are officially in Spring, although the weather is not playing along yet, we can look forward to, hopefully, some great summer weather. But while we are not there yet, and we are still working on our bikini bodies. HELLO!! Monochrome, one of the best styling tricks to hide those pesky areas that you are conscious of, while at the same time adding inches and making you appear leaner.

Monochrome is often associated with black or white but there are more colors that you can wear to create that elegant monochrome look. Here are my favorite 6 colors, that if chosen in the shade that compliments your skin tone, will carry you through spring and summer for all those cool monochrome looks.

Denim Blue

Cool and tranquil the perfect color for your casual street style, as we all have a denim jacket, cutoff shorts, jeans, chambray shirts, and button-down skirts in our closets.

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Light Blue / Indigo Playsuit @ www.laredoute.co.uk

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Denim Blue @ www.eu.riverisland.com

Pink for a feminine, romantic and flirty monochromatic look.

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Pink @ www.eu.riverisland.com

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Green is great if you want to refresh your look. And as we are seeing a lot of the khaki safari trend this season. Pulling of the green monochrome look will be a breeze. Choose hues of green like khaki, hunter green, olive green, and forest green for a fresh chic look.

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White, the classic summer color. Although most women find it challenging to wear because the all-white shade, as it is not very flaw flattering. The trick is to pick the right fabric and to make sure that it fits your silhouette and that the design flatters your shape. So if you do have a muffin top, pair a structured vest with a dress, as the lapels of outerwear slims down your shape and defines your waist.

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Grey, not always a summer color, but definitely a good choice for a slimming monochromatic look. Just be sure that the color does not drown you out so add splashes of complementing color like blueberry blue, red or fuchsia.

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Nude, depending on your skin tone this is a very flattering monochrome look. But like grey it can drown you, so make sure that you pick a shade that is in contrast with your skin tone.

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Outfit Inspiration fall in love with skirts

Trousers are great and we love dresses but skirts have a certain ladylike chic to them and you can never go wrong with a well styled skirt ensemble. Here at three looks to inspire you to fall in love with skirts.

Unexpected Hues and Prints

Bury the black and gray and go for a statement making skirt for the office a perfect option for a dull Monday.

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Adeline Print Cotton Skirt @ www.phase-eight.co.uk, Top @ www.marksandspencer.com,
Shoes - Dune- Alia @ www.dunelondon.com , Bag @ eu.riverisland.com ,
Sunglasses @ www.next.co.uk 

Break up a printed midi skirt with neutral separates and accent your outfit with complementing accessories.

Go short, for a lunch date, a shorter hemline will make your legs look longer.

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Skirt @ eu.riverisland.com, Top @ www.marksandspencer.com, Shoes @ Dune – Margo - www.dunelondo.com, Sunglasses @ www.next.co.uk, Bag @ eu.riverisland.com 

Considering the length of your skirt, the right shoe can make or break your outfit. So go for heels with interesting details.

Vertical Stripes

A striped midi, for those casual weekends, vertical lines are always flattering as they give off the illusion of a longer line.

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Striped skirt - New Look @ www.newlook.com, Top @ www.missselfridge.com, Sandals -Dune -Lotti @ www.dunelondon.com, Bag @ eu.riverisland.com, sunglasses @ www.next.co.uk 

Try and keep your ensemble as simple as possible using your accessories to highlight the shade of your skirt.

Tuesday, 23 February 2016 23:16

Face Care No7 Protect and Perfect

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I love looking after my skin and using good skin care products, whether it is products I DIY from my kitchen cupboard or buy instore.
My motto is and has always been that, “beautiful skin begins with exceptional skin care”

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I recently attended a No7 skincare event where I learned a bit more about the No7 skincare range, specifically the Protect and Perfect range. This is not a range that I would have used before but after learning more about the range I was quite impressed with it.

We have all seen the television advertisements about the wonder serum that gives you younger and more radiant skin with a visible reduction in fine lines after just a few weeks of use.

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Now having received the Protect and Prefect Advance day cream, Early Defence and Protect and Prefect Intense eye creams in our goody bags. I have been using the products for about two weeks now, since the event, and am loving the it.

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And although I do not have a lot of visible wrinkles just yet, apart from fine lines around my eye area, which is a problem for many women as you enter into your mid to late 20’s. I have seen an improvement in the reduction of those fine lines around my eye area.

So if you are in your early to mid-20’s, I recommend that you invest in skin care products that works to prevent the early onset of those pesky early aging signs. “Prevention is better than cure”

After two weeks of use my skin is smoother and softer, “just as it says on the tin.” On application the products just melt into my skin and leaves no oily residue, leaving it glowing.

For me the best feature is that it has UVB SPF factor 15 plus 5 STAR UVA giving your skin greater protection from the sun and environmental stresses as you go through your day. Because it is important, especially if we want to prevent early ageing of the skin, to protect it against the sun and outside environmental factors.

These are greats products to start your anti-ageing skin care, keeping that fine lines at bay, for as long as you possibly can.

Best used in conjunction with the Protect and Perfect Advance serum and night creams available in store at Boots or online @ www.boots.com 

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Wednesday, 17 February 2016 20:37

La Redoute

Laredoute

Are you looking to inject some color into your wardrobe? Then look no further than the new La Redoute SS16 collection for chic, sleek French inspired fashion.
Here are some of my favorite pieces from the collection. Bold and bright, in colours ranging from zingy lime, sea green, must-have mustard, bright lemon, true blue and tangerine to liven up any day time look.

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Full skirt, belted Red shift dress @ £39

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Bomber Jacket in yellow @ £49

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Full skirt in green @ £29

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Checkered tunic dress in green @ £35

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Floaty dress in pink @ £45

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Peter pan collar cape in pink @ £55

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SUNCOO shift dress in Mustard @ £59

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Pleated drop waist style dress with 3/4 length sleeves @ £35

All items available @ www.laredoute.com

 

Tuesday, 09 February 2016 19:22

Tribal Spirit At Mango

Tribal

Do you go gaga for Tribal and Kendall Jenner? Then you will fall in love with Mango’s February trend, Tribal Spirit with Kendall Jenner as the face of the collection.

The collection that is inspired by the African savannah, are a mix of ethnic prints and multiple accessories. Evoking the care free- spirit of Spring/ Summer

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With pieces coming in a range of earth tone colors that transports you the African savannah at dusk with a beautiful African sunset as your backdrop.

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With sheer blouse, outer wear and long flowy dresses in natural fabrics like suede in mustard, camel, browns and sand synonymous with the tribal trend and the unbeatable African spirit.

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Shop the collection in store and online @ www.shop.mango.com 

Saturday, 06 February 2016 09:19

Celebrate Your Love With Pandora

Celebrate your love with Pandora

Love is often best expressed in the smallest of things and in the simplest ways. Often all it takes are three simple words “I LOVE YOU”

You can show and share that love this valentine’s day with this adorable sterling silver charm from the Pandora Valentines Collection.

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Charms are the perfect way to share your journey of love. So why not start that journey with this elegant heart shaped charm engraved with the words “I love you”

When I said I loved you i meant forever

Beautifully presented in the Pandora gift pouch and gift bag. Truly a gift of love to treasure!!

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Friday, 05 February 2016 20:11

The Gift Of Love

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Valentine’s day is all about spoiling your love one, showering her with gifts of love and If I, and I am sure any other lady, can ask for anything this Valentine’s day, then it would be the stunning Sesky watch from Sekonda. This watch is a beauty, crafted from gorgeous two tone stainless steel and encrusted with sparkly Swarovski elements, to complement the stylish rose gold tones. A deep blue dial with stone set rose gold tone hour markers. A stunning centerpiece to complete any look.

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The Sesky watch with its rose gold tones is the perfect gift to express your love as rose gold represents love. Plus, you can buy it with confidence as rose gold tones matches all skin tones perfectly

I love that feeling I get when I see you smile

No matter what you wear on your Valentine’s date, you will look stunning, even if all you are wearing is your new Sesky watch. But for some inspiration here are two looks that will have you looking chic and perfectly compliment your new Sesky watch.

Parisian Blue Abstract Print Shirt Dress from New Look, complementing the rose gold tones and deep blue dial.

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Shirt Dress @ New Look, Laser cut heels @ New Look, Cobalt Blue Lingerie set @ Boux Avenue , Bag @ River Island

Black will make anything stand out and because you want the attention not just to be on your outfit but also your special gift. This black maxi wrap over dress with front slit, will tease and make that watch pop.

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Black dress @ Top shop, Beige suede tie up shoe boots @ River Island, Black lace Lingerie set @ Boux Avenue, leather patch clutch @ Next

 Loving yourself by feeling gorgeous

We have become so accustomed to the idea that, Valentine’s day is and should be about being in a relationship and that leaves us feeling unloved and hating the day. Valentine’s day is about celebrating love and that love does not necessarily have to be within a relationship. So if you are not part of a couple enjoy the day celebrating the things that you love, your family, friends, your pets or just the everyday things in life that puts a smile on your face.

Love is about many things but I believe that the most important element of love is to love ourselves because if we do not love ourselves first how can we be open to receive the love of others.

We can celebrate our love by spending time with our girlfriends, spoiling ourselves with that special item we have been saving up for, buying our favourite flowers, lipstick or perfume.

So this valentine’s day lets love ourselves by feeling gorgeous and taking care of ourselves first.

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Gift yourself with your favourite flowers there is nothing like fresh flowers to brighten up a space and put a smile on our face.

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Pamper your self

We all lead such busy lives and our mind is constantly racing with what not to do and ticking of the things on our daily “to do” list that taking time out for ourselves is usually not on our list. So make this valentine’s day a pamper day.

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The Spa of the world range from the Body Shop includes bath milk, creams, massage oil and exfoliates for a relaxing and revitalizing spa experience. Available @ www.thebodyshop.co.uk 

Put on your pretties’ dress

A new dress will instantly lift your mood and knowing that you look good will make you feel great and more confident to take on anything the day brings.

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Dress available @ www.debenhams.com 

Feeling sexy is not always about showing skin, but just wearing sexy lingerie can make you feel sensual. Love yourself and feel gorgeous in beautiful lingerie.

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Boux Avenue Valentines collection available @ www.bouxavenue.com


Lastly make a list of all the things you are grateful for and that you love about yourself.

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Gold foil print notebook available @ www.primark.com 


And remember you do not have to rely on others to make you feel loved and gorgeous So love and celebrate YOU this valentine’s day.

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