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Tuesday, 12 July 2016 15:33

Makeup must haves

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Make up Must haves

Our make-up bags, like our wardrobes are often over-flowing with every imaginable product on the market. Because as soon as we enter a shop, it is like walking into a candy store, and you know what they say about kids in a candy store, you simply need to have it all.

After all we are women and make-up and fashion is our addiction, so yes we want and of course need all the latest must have make -up products.

So to fuel your addiction here is the latest Make-Up must haves!!

With any addiction there is a down side, you love make -up, you love wearing it, but hate the hassle of removing it. Well here is a simple but yet brilliant solution for you. The Makeup Eraser, a microfiber cloth that not only removes all make -up but, wait for it, also exfoliates!

What more can you ask for in a pretty pink microfiber cloth.

After having tried it, I believe that this is Simply a mastermind creation, as it removed all my make-up even the stubborn bits. No make -up remover required as all I needed was the cloth and water and viola I was left with clean glowing skin.

I am sure that like me you use up a whole bottle of make-up remover in one month and need to buy a new bottle. But with the Makeup Eraser you will save money as you can use it for over a 1000 washes which should last you longer than one month. It is also a great, make-up must have, for sensitive skin beauty junkies, in the heat and has no fragrance or alcohol ingredients that is harmful to sensitive skin.

Because all you need is the microfiber cloth and water. Simply Genius!!!

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Available @ Boots

Our next must have, is a firm favorite to the stars including Kim Kardashian. This multitasking product has 6-in-1 features, it can be used as a repairing mask, it moisturizers and hydrates, primes and removes make-up. Works on all skin types and has a combination of shea butter and emollient oils that helps to rebuild, rejuvenate and repair the skin for a healthy looking complexion.
This magical product, that is loved by so many, it is called Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré. Brought to us by legendary French skin care brand Embryolisse.

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My skin loved the product. It is a very nice lightweight cream that easily absorbed into my skin leaving it with a glowing complexion without any oily residue. Perfect for mixing with foundation.

Available @ Boots

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Must have number 3 is defiantly a product to have, because we spend hours on achieving the perfect brow. So if you have had tweezer after tweezer to achieve the perfect brows. You will love, Rubis Tweezers a favourite of make-up artist like Bobbi Brown, who described it as “the Ferrari of tweezers”.

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Rubis tweezers are a Swiss Brand. So you can be sure that it is design at its finest. Each tweezer is hand crafted with perfect tips to remove even the shortest of hair. It is made of resilient, antacid stainless steel and can be sterilized in acid or boiling water.

I agree with Bobbi Brown, I loved the tweezers. It is a great tweezer, it is nice and sharp. Easy to use and grabbed even my shorter hair strands, which are usually a pain to pluck. Best of all it came in my favorite color RED! After using it I got rid of all my other tweezers for the best in Swiss Design.

Get yours at the following retailers - Harvey Nichols stores, Fenwick stores, www.lookfantastic.com and www.rubis.co.uk 

If your make-up is on point and you are looking good, you got to smell fabulous. So the last must have is something, that comes in the hottest color on the fashion scene, Rose Gold.

Monsoon Rose Gold

Monsoon Rose Gold is an Eau De Perfume, for the chic sophisticated lady. The perfume itself is rose gold and comes in a cute tear drop shaped bottle with a rose tinted cap and lid and is packaged in a white box with rose gold details.

Featuring top notes of sparkling lemon, soft fruit and ozonic, for a clean, fresh scent combined with rose, tuberose neroli and cyclamen, giving the fragrance a deeper, more floral scent. With base notes of Eastern woods, vanilla, mosses, musk and balsamic amber, leaving you with a soft, musky and powdery scent.

I love the packaging, as it gave off a chic feel, and the bonus was obviously, that the perfume itself was Rose Gold. And I love musky fragrances because it is so sensual. So if you want to express your sensuality and be chic and sophisticated at the same time, Monsoon Rose Gold is the fragrance for you.

Available @ uk.monsoon.co.uk 

There you have it, your Make up must haves and your must have fragrance.

By Deborah St. Louis CEO

Monday, 11 July 2016 17:40

A Maid Of Honour On A Budget

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I have been asked to be the Maid of Honour at my cousins wedding and I am over the moon. I was told not to spend too much on my outfit as she was sticking to a tight budget. Apart from getting my outfit together which had to be red I was told, I also was in charge of getting the party boxes to entertain the children during the evening.

I decided to purchase the party boxes from Little Party Parcels as I could get them pre-filled. The boxes would be silver and filled with magic sets, stickers, mini doodle pads, colour swap crayons and Bufferfly gliders. My one duty was sorted thanks to Little Party Parcels.

The red dress I purchased was from ASOS and was an absolute bargain at £15.50p in the sale. It was a Missguided Lace Overlay Bodycon dress. I fell in love with it; it was perfect to wear at the beginning and the end of the evening for the party.

Next I needed some shoes, I found some Mid Heel Barely There Sandals in white, which were New Look shoes but I had found them at ASOS. The shoes were £17.99p. I was so pleased with myself for managing to keep the costs down.

All I needed now was a piece of jewellery to set my outfit apart from all the rest. A pearl necklace would be perfect I thought. I was lucky enough to be gifted one from Schmuckwerk. They sell all types of beautiful jewellery including silver and glass lockets. I will be buying all my jewellery for special occasions from there. I cannot wait to show my pearls off at the wedding, they will add some much needed class to my outfit.

Written by Hayley Sweeney

Wednesday, 06 July 2016 21:23

St. Tropez Self Tan Luxe Oil & Facial Oil

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St. Tropez has never let me down, it's one of the most popular tanning products and celebrates being established for 20 years this year.

Their new Luxe Dry Oil is their most advanced formula in self tanning yet giving an instant luxurious glow which then develops into a long-lasting tan after 4-6 hours and lasts for up to 10 days.

Infused and approved with natural tanning agent technology that is fused with a luxe Brazilian-inspired dry oil, this self tanner has multiple skincare benefits and gives a streak-free and entirely natural looking tan.

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Benefits:

- Non-greasy formula
- Easy to apply
- Leaves skin feeling supple, nourished and perfectly conditioned for up to a week
- Gives an instant shimmering glow for those occasions when you need a bit of colour straight away
- Long lasting
- Contains100% natural tanning agents neroli, lemongrass and grapefruit
- Paraben, sulphate and phthalate free

Directions for use:

- Exfoliate skin and apply tan with mitts.

- Once it has fully developed, wash off the subtle shimmer that acts as a guide colour to reveal a golden tan.

St. Tropez Self Tan Luxe Oil £25/St. Tropez Self Tan Luxe Facial Oil £23

Enjoy 3 for 2 across the St. Tropez now www.lookfantastic.com

Monday, 04 July 2016 17:58

Classic Summer Style

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Classic summer style
Fashion trends come and go but there are certain items, that as soon as the sun pops out its head we gravitate towards. The good old summer classic, like denim cut-off shorts, maxi skirts and dresses, crop and tank tops and do not forget the trusty white t-shirt. We follow the trends but we love the classics.

The beauty of these classic pieces are, that you can reinvent your look, each summer season to express your unique style.

Here is our favorite summer classics.

Denim cut-off shorts

Denim cut-offs, the flawless quick and easy out the door item, is perfect for those blazing hot summers days. Dress it up or down, depending on your mood. With a simple t-shirt paired with a blazer and cute summer sandals or a chic top and a killer pair of heels or wedges. Nothing says I am summer fabulous and sun ready like a denim cut-off.

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Tank top and white t-shirt

It goes with everything and always looks good and nothing keeps you cooler and looking fresher than a tank top or a white t-shirt.

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Maxi skirt

Whether you opting for something dressier or going for bohemian chic the maxi skirt always makes a great summer outfit. We love it because it is cool and breezy, and gives off that stylish casual no-fuss look.

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Florals and stripes

Looks great as separates but combining them makes for an awesome summer statement outfit.

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Gingham

Always in style, a true classic, gingham does not need a lot of fuss because it makes a statement all on its own. Perfect for anything and everything from the office, to a picnic in the park or a fun first date.

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No fashionista will ever go wrong with a good classic, it is stylish and ageless.

Thursday, 23 June 2016 16:10

What To Wear To A Hen/Bachelorette Party

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Wedding season brings with it Hen/bachelorette parties, marking the end of the single-life for the bride-to-be. A day to celebrate her last hoorah in style. So defiantly one of those parties that you want to look your best.

So depending on the weather and the location here is some ideas on what to wear.

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Jumpsuit @ Oky Coky, Wedges @ Moda In Pelle, Tapestry Pouch @ East, Bracelet @ Accessorize

Brunch is an ideal weekend bachelorette party activity for this a jumpsuit is the ideal easy-going style. As it is both chic and dressy for you to brunch right into lunch. Pair it with simple accessories for an effortless look.

Lunch in the sun

Jumpsuit @ Simply Be, Hat @ The Joy Store, Neckerchief @ New Look, Wedges @ Simply Be, Clutch @ New Look

A dress affair

Tropical theme

Dress @ Very, Shoes @ Debenhams, Bag @ Accessorize, Earrings @ New Look

Afternoon Tea with yummy cakes and champagne calls for a Dress-affair. So whether you like it dainty, lacey or full-on prints a sundress is total sophistication.

Fancy tea party

Dress@ Very, Shoes @ Littlewoods-Ireland, Bag @ New Look, Necklace @ Oliver Bonas

Sexy Retro boozy cocktail Nights

Chic black and white

Skirt @ Very, Shoes @ Debenhams, Top @ Lipsy, Bag @ Very, Chocker @ New Look

For boozy cocktails and dancing you want to go for something a bit sexier. Opt for pieces with cutout details or sheer panels or playful ditsy prints for a more retro-sexy vibe. Keep it simple chic and sophisticated.

Switch it up with either a Midi skirt for a bit of girly glam or a Trousers for a sleek look.

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Trousers @ Oky Coky, Top @ New Look, Shoes @ Office, Clutch @ Very, Earrings @ Oliver Bonas

Thursday, 23 June 2016 13:02

Benefit Cosmetics New Brow Collection - part 2

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Good morning and welcome to my second part of the new Benefit Brow range. If you missed my first instalment, scroll down the page and you will see it, I recommend reading that one first.

These fabulous new brow products are on sale 24th June nationwide I’m pleased to tell you all about these incredible new products that haven’t left my pro kit since I first received them.

6, KA-BROW!

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• fills
• Sculpts
• Buildable
• Defines

A cream-gel brow colour that comes with its own brush. Rich in colour, Ka-Brow easily fills, sculpts and defines brows. This product is a buildable, so why not go for a soft and natural-looking brow in the day and build for a night rich look.

To use: Pull out the brush from the cap, glide across the cream-gel and stroke a tiny amount on the brows.

Available in 6 shades.

£18.50

7, READY, SET, BROW!

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• Holds hair in place
• Shapes
• Sets
• 24 hour staying power

An invisible product that not only shapes and sets the brows in place for 24 hours or until washed off but also locks on makeup so that the brows don’t pull a disappearing act. Flake free formula, this easy to apply setting gel is one of my new favourite key products in my kit.

To use: Simply brush onto the brows to set. Wear alone or over other brow products.

£18.50

8, 3D-Browtones

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• Enhancing highlights
• Water-resistant
• 12-hour wear
• Instant colour highlights

A highlighting gel that takes brows to the next dimension! 3D Browtones instantly enhances your natural brow colour with subtle highlights & soft contrast. Wear alone or over other brow products this 12-hour water-resistant, 12-hour wear product highlights your natural brow hair.

To use: Brush onto brow hair, building colour as desired. Use comb tip to define and perfect. The mini-comb tip fits narrowest part of the brow while the spiral bristles for even, mess-proof application.

£18.50

9, HIGH BROW & HIGH BROW GLOW

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• Brow highlighting pencils
• Brighter looking eyes
• Younger-looking eyes
• Lifting

Two pencils; High Brow and High Brow Glow. They instantly highlight the arches for brighter, boosted and younger-looking eyes. A creamy, bendable formula. High Brow is a linen pink shade for a natural looking finish and High Brow Glow is a luminous champagne pink for eye-opening wowness!

To use: Apply the pencil under your brow following the arch and lightly blend.

£17.50

That’s it.. the brand new Benefit brow collection! There is something for everyone, all brow dilemmas are fixed with their amazing new collection. Must have products in mine and many other make-up artist’s pro kits why not join us and wear perfect brows everyday.

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Over the last few months, CEO of Fashions Finest, Deborah St Louis, has been working closely with the ladies at The Branding Initiative. It was a pleasure to finally get to meet her in person when we were both invited to #BeInspired at Bentley Birmingham for an evening of luxury cars and fashion for Female Entrepreneurs.


Bentley Birmingham are leading the way amongst the luxury car industry in realising that the female empowerment movement represents women, globally, not only fighting for places on corporate boards but also in carving their own nichés as entrepreneurial superstars! And let me tell you, at the Bentley Birmingham ladies event, organised by Chameli Chowdhury, we met a fair few female entrepreneurs that are, for want of a better phrase, kicking ass!

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Upon arrival, we were greeted with a chilled glass of Ruinart champagne. The scene was set with pop up areas dedicated to fashion, jewels, art and a showcase of NSPCC Childline, Bentley’s choice of sponsored charity. Bentley aim with this event was to “combine inspirational names from the worlds of luxury style and fashion” and they didn’t disappoint!

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With only 20 Bentley dealerships across the UK and 4 of them managed by Sytner, Bentley Birmingham is switched on to what it means to use affiliate, attraction and digital marketing to increase exposure to the brand and broaden their client base. Marketing towards women is a smart move. Connecting luxury cars to other luxury items like fashion and jewels is an even smarter move! I mean, what other luxury car brand is so in tune with women in business that they showcase luxury shoes and handbags to match the car?!

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Meet “Purple Rain”, the stunning Bentley that comes with bespoke hand made shoes designed and crafted by Kate Spence. Kate designed for and managed the Jimmy Choo brand for seven years before establishing her own luxury couture footwear brand for women in 2012.

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Deborah St. Louis was especially keen to listen to the keynote from catwalk designer Alice Temperley of Temperley London, Deborah’s connections to London Fashion Week with Fashions Finest being the second largest off schedule event organiser for LFW.

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Throughout the summer Bentley Birmingham are exploring what inspires people and how that inspiration becomes a luxury item and creating something exquisite that perfectly balances form and function. Female entrepreneurs are the perfect target market to add huge value to that. What inspires us? What drives us? We’ll be interested to see what Bentley Birmingham come up with. What we would love to see is a catwalk show, showcasing up and coming designers, mixing new innovation traditional luxury. With more events lined up like that of #BeInspired, we have no doubt that this is going to be an interesting summer for Bentley!

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Deborah St Louis and Melanie Jones were delighted to meet Jenny Lee Holt at the event, a huge supporter of The Branding Initiative and fellow female entrepreneur and Director of Spectrum Telecoms. Together we browsed the cars, fashion and diamonds. Luxury bespoke jeweller S.P Green of Birmingham showcased some stunning pieces at the event and we had our beady eyes on a beautiful diamond and sapphire piece – blue and white to match our logo of course! What better way to spend a Friday evening?!

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Deborah St Louis and the ladies at The Branding Initiative would like to express huge thanks to Bentley Birmingham for the invitation. We look forward to working with you more over the coming months.

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For more information about Bentley cars, please contact Chris Gretton.

For more information on The Branding Initiative, our services or our programs, please contact us here.

Written by KellyAnn Schiavo - Co-founder of The Branding Initiative, Women in Business Ambassador & Blogger

Friday, 17 June 2016 14:40

Benefit Cosmetics New Brow Collection

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A couple of months ago I was kindly invited to Benefit Cosmetics new good ship on the River Thames at London’s Victoria Embankment. On arrival I was treated to a magic cocktail that changed colour. After sipping the magic potion amongst other makeup artists and beauty bloggers we were all invited through to The Brow Lounge, and like by magic the future of brows unravelled.

Three years ago Benefit embarked on a bold brow mission.. to create a collection that would magically solve each and every brow dilemma.

Skimpy brows – Patchy brows – Barely there brows.. their mission was to instantly disappear all your brow dilemmas.

On sale 24th June nationwide I’m pleased to tell you all about these incredible new products that haven’t left my pro kit since I first received them.

GIMME BROW

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• Volumise
• Tame
• Tint
• Microfibres

A brush-on gel containing tiny microfibers that adhere to the skin and hairs creating NATURAL-LOOKING fullness and definition. Buildable, water-resistant and long-wearing.

To use: Stroke the brush tip along the brow to define the shape. Brush through to blend and build.

Available in 3 shades

£18.50

GOOF PROOF BROW PENCIL

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• Brow filling
• Shaping pencil
• Soft colour
• Super easy brows
Everyone is a brow expert with this super easy glide-on colour pencil to create a fast, full natural-looking soft brow.

To use: Glide the pencil along the brow to fill and shape, using a couple of strokesto build the colour. Blend with the spoolie-brush.

Available in 6 shades

£18.50

PRECISELY, MY BROW PENCIL

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• Ultra- fine brow defining pencil
• Brow filling
• Hair-like strokes
• Precise and defined brows
An ultra-fine pencil that fills in the blanks with incredible natural-looking, hair-like strokes. Rich in colour and smudge-proof.

To use: Apply pencil onto brows using light short strokes. Blend with the spoolie-brush.

Available in 6 shades

£18.50

BROWVO! CONDITIONING PRIMER

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• Conditions
• Primes
• Wear under brow makeup
• Fuller-looking brows
• Contains Keratin & Soy proteins to help the brows look thicker, healthier and fuller.

A nutrient-rich primer for fuller looking brows. This magic product works in 2 ways, conditioning the brows to make them look fuller, thicker and healthier and primes allowing the brow makeup to last longer and enhances the colour.

To use: Click the pen once and glide over the brow. Repeat for the other brow and allow to dry. Wear alone or as a primer under other brow products.

£21.50

BROW ZINGS

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• Tame
• Shape
• Includes tweezers
• 12 hour wear

Everything you need to tame and shape the brow. A perfectly paired waz and powder with mini brush and tweezers.

To use: Pluck any stray hairs with the tweezers. Shape and define the brow shape with the soft wax and then fill in with the powder.

Available in 6 shades

£24.50

Keep an eye out for the next 5 brow products from Benefit on my blog soon.

Wednesday, 15 June 2016 17:13

3 ways To Accessorise Your Outfit This Summer

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3 ways to accessorize your outfit this summer
Keeping cool and looking fresh is the aim for those hot summer days and you want your outfits to reflect that, you want that “no fuss” easy going look. So keeping your accessories to a minimum with just one or two statement pieces is key to achieve that, cool summer fresh, no fuss, look.

Here are 3 ways to accessorize your outfit, with weightless pieces, to keep you cool this summer.

Add flair to your summer look with trendy and statement sunglasses.

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Dress £15, Bag £20, Sandals £22, Sunglasses £3, Earrings £1.50, Rings £2 @ www.primark.com 

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Indigo Collection Tint Aviator sunglasses @ www.marksandspencer.com

Stylish and functional, brightly-colored frames are perfect for adding color to your outfit.

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Retro Kitten cat eye Mint sunglasses @ www.oliverbonas.com 

Gold toned frames are a perfect match for summer naturals.

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Tu @ Sainsbury Aviator Sunglasses @ www.sainsburys.co.uk  

Go for summer-inspired bags to keep your style summer friendly and on trend. From woven, rattan, to tote bags are perfect. Keep the shades neutral to keep your outfits grounded and cool.

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Nude cross-body bag @ www.riverisland.com 

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Blazer: £55, Cami: £14, Culottes: £32, Tassel bag: £52 @ www.next.com 

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Dainty jewelry for a classy look

If you are like the minimalist look then dainty jewelry will give your outfit a more polished this summer. Go for a pair of dainty earrings, simple bracelets, anklets and gold necklaces to add a bit of glam to your look.

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Accessorize Rose Gold Flora Filagree Shirt Drop Earrings @ www.uk.accessorize.com  

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Tuesday, 14 June 2016 09:32

Made By Keji

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My latest collection, #madewithlovebykv, puts sustainability at the heart of fashion. Being rooted and connection with my hometown, I am able to source supplies and fabrics from local businesses in Kano, Nigeria. I'm constantly inspired by the textiles found in small local businesses- it's almost certain you won't see it anywhere else. Being able to support these small enterprises and give back to my community definitely drives what I do.

Where did the name for the collection come from?

Being a part of the whole making of the collection; from sketching to sampling, means that every piece has my customer in mind. What makes the KV person comfortable, bold, and unique? Personal touch sometimes gets compromised when making multiple pieces and we sometimes get too focused on following a theme or following trends that do not necessarily reflect our customers needs.

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New features in the latest collection include:


• Real model size for guidance
• Plain colour fabric options available to customise your order
• Easy-to-access Size chart

Enjoy!

 

Saturday, 11 June 2016 21:10

Naturigin Hair Dye

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Want a chemical free way to colour your hair?

Want to colour your hair without subjecting you locks to all those harsh chemicals?

Well let me introduce you to Naturigin

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Founded in 2004 by the Danish couple Stig and Mette NATURIGIN offers 19 permanent colour shades which are all 100% free from PTD, SLS, ammonia, resorcinol, and parabens. Containing a naturally derived formula, with a special blend of certified organic lemon and mandarin essential oils, along with 10 additional pure and gentle organic extracts and natural oils, which protect the hair during colouring to reveal shiny nourished locks!

This innovative Danish brand won the best Natural Beauty Product 2014-2015 in the US market and Naturigin is the only hair dye in the world to have an organic certification and is made from using 98.2% naturally derived ingredients, making it a vegan product.

I recently tried the product myself as I was concerned about the health of my hair and wanted to avoid using any chemicals and I must say the process was super simple and I was thrilled with the results.

If you’re ready to stop colouring with toxic chemicals, why not give NATURIGIN a try.

www.NATULIQUE.com 

Thursday, 09 June 2016 12:38

Super clean in a white T

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I cannot think of a more versatile team of clothing then the humble white T-shirt. Seriously what piece of clothing are you able to wear any day of the year, in any season. That said, it’s in the summer that white t-shirt truly becomes a wardrobe necessity, as it can anchor statement pieces such as wildly-printed shorts or colored jeans, take the formality out of work wear, add a casual element to silky, beaded, or even sequin skirts, just convey a sense of laid back summer style with a pair of blue denim cut-off shorts or jeans or nick your boyfriends oversized t-shirt chuck on some statement jewellery and voila you have a tunic dress.

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Whether it’s a crisp cotton crewneck or the paper-thin slouchy styles made popular in recent season the white t-shirts are a must for your wardrobe.

Thursday, 09 June 2016 10:46

Fathers Day

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It is not easy to shop for a man and it becomes even more tough when it is your dad. But as Father’s day is approaching you do want to get him something nice to show how much you appreciate him.
To give you some idea on what to buy him, here is handy gift guide, to help you find the perfect gift.

Your dad is bit of a geek and love all the latest gadgets and gizmos. Go for a tech toy like a Virtual Reality set, a Darth Vader 3D mug, solar charger-stand or a leather wallet complete with a charger.

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Solar Charger-stand @ The Great Gift Company
3D Darth Vader @ Red5
VR viewer @ Red5
Charging leather wallet @ Cuckooland

Your dad likes to look his best and he is all about being well groomed and being a true gentleman. Then get him something practical like a hip flask, beard grooming kit or a shoe shine kit. Or the King of Daddies gift set Elegantly packed the King of Daddies Gift Box really is fit for a King and contains: an inflatable King for the Day crown, King of Daddies mug and a Jar of Dishy Daddy mixed jelly beans. To show him that he is truly the King of your heart.

Fashions Finest Fathers day gift guide

Batman Hip Flask @ Littlewoods Ireland
Beard and grooming Kit @ Littlewoods Ireland
King of Dad gift set @ The great gift company
Shoe shine kit @ Cuckooland

Your Dad likes to entertain whether it is movie night or just hanging out with the guys listening to records and reminiscing about the good old days. Then he will like the smart phone projector to show movies straight from his phone, the Lager Brew barrel home brewing kit, to brew his own beer for poker night, or the cocktail tool kit for romantic nights with your mom or the Jam record player to listen to all his old records.

Gift guide for fathers day Fashions Finest

Smart Phone projector @ The great gift company
Record player @ Cuckooland
Lager brew kit @ Cuckooland
Cocktail tool kit @ Getting Personal

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Growing up I was never really a princess, make-up and nails kind of girl and even today I prefer flip flops to heels and only wear make up at weekends (mostly).

I’m quite loyal to my make-up and don’t tend to shake it up by using new brands. I’m 40 and I’ve never had surgery. I wouldn’t entertain messing about with my face for the fear of it going drastically wrong and I don’t much wish for people to see my lips enter a room before I do!

I was intrigued therefore when I was introduced to Transformulas Lip volume gel – beauty with surgery. It claimed to add volume to lips without surgery or needles just giving “volume, definition and less wrinkles”. The wrinkles bit caught my attention as I’m getting a bit older and don’t fancy the idea of a train track mouth so I thought I’d give this product a go.

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Transformulas Lip Volume comes in a handy box containing a 10ml handbag sized silver canister of lip gel and a sachet of hydrating cream called ‘hydration gold’ (it is actually gold!). Note that the product claims to ‘enhance’ women’s lips so if you rush out to buy this, don’t expect to resemble Kim Kardashian over night! Whilst the results vary for everyone, it is suggested that you see results immediately.

Note: Contains macadamia nut oil.

Here’s what I found:

Having washed and moisturised my face using my normal products, I conditioned my lips using the hydrating gold. Once that had appeared to dry in, I applied the Lip Volume gel. I was expecting a stronger tingle than I got and was surprised that I didn’t see any results immediately. It looked and felt as though I had applied a layering of Vaseline or other lip gloss.

However, after about an hour, I returned to the mirror to check and I swear my bottom lip did look fuller. Was it all in my mind or did this product actually work?

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I followed the instructions using the gel three times a day for ten days. Whilst my lips, when the gel is on, are smooth and do appear more defined, I’m not sure if they are more voluminous. The gel is extremely conditioning and as the size of the container is a bit bigger than a normal lip gloss, I did use it throughout the day as I normally would.

After a few days, I applied lip liner to create more definition (again, definition created by the liner or by the product?) as it suggests on the box and a coating of my usual gloss. Only then was I surprised to see that my lips did in fact look more luscious and plump!

For best results Transformulas Lip Volume should be used 3 times per day for 30 days and claims to ‘work with the body’. I’m not sure how it works with the body as no other information on this is provided. After the 30 day application, you can reduce to once a day or wear over lipstick as a conditioner.

My overall verdict on Transformulas Lip Volume is that it is super creamy and super conditioning. My lips felt. I’m not convinced that it volumised my lips by working with my body but once lip liner was applied, it did add to the volumised effect and that lasted for as long as my lipstick stayed on. On the box it says “use with a lip pencil to gain the look of natural glossy lips with the benefits of a lip balm”. This is exactly what the product I did, so: hydrating and conditioning is a thumbs up whilst volume is a thumbs down as I think this was created by the illusion of the lip liner, not by the product.

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Disclaimer: I am not an ambassador of the Transforumlas brand and all opinions are my own.

Written by KellyAnn Schiavo - Blogger, Women in Business Ambassador and Co-founder of The Branding Initiative

Saturday, 04 June 2016 13:11

PS Primark Pro Collection

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If you are a Penny’s (Primark) fan and a make-up lover, then say howdy to their new PS- Pro range. A 42-piece collection focusing on the preparation and perfecting stages of your make-up routine. It is also a mix between high-end and high-street cosmetics, offering you amazing products at an even better price.

Each and every product is designed to be long-lasting and made from premium ingredients and superior formulations, delivering a long lasting and professional finish.

Here is just some of my favorites from the collection

The PS Pro Primers

Take your pick, mattifying, illuminating or miracle, which aims to prep and correct. Love the Miracle and Illuminating Primers as they can be worn under or applied over make-up as a liquid highlighter. Or can be mixed with your foundation for a dewy finish for a dewy finish.
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Then there is the PS Pro Longwear Mineralized Foundation. It provides a medium, buildable coverage with a satin finish enriched with all of the benefits of a mineral powder. It is also packed with vitamins A and E to hydrate the skin and contains SPF 15 for protection against the sun. Suitable for normal to combination skin and is available in five shades Porcelain, Ivory, Warm Beige, Rich Beige and Chestnut.

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Then there is the CC Concealer palette, the Pro Longwear Finishing Powder, and a range of lip, brow and eye pen products. Prices start at €3 and the collection will be available to shop from May.

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The new collection definitely ticks all my “need to have in make-up” boxes but don’t take my word for it check out the PS Pro Range online or instore.

Since being a makeup artist I’ve often found that one of the most popular questions inspiring makeup artists often ask me is how do you do male grooming?? So I thought it was time to let everyone in on my male grooming process; and with the permission from the lovely Vangelis Polydorou semi-finalist from this year’s BBC The Voice I’m happy to show you how.

Almost 9/10 times with male grooming the key is to give him a healthy looking almost invisible makeup look. It’s important that the skin is visible to the eye and not a face full of makeup. Makeup on a man can look artificial if not done correctly.

Follow my steps on how I achieved perfect male grooming on Vangelis:

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Skincare

Skin prepping as with women’s makeup is my KEY element to perfect face makeup. The difference between male and female skin is that males skin contains a lot more oil. As a makeup artist you need to tame and control the oil. You do this by adding a product with water and vitamin B6.

I began with cleansing Vangelis’s gorgeous skin using Nude Skincare; Perfect Cleanse omega cleansing jelly to clean away all impurities. I love that this product is a natural formula and leaves the skin clean and fresh with a natural healthy glow – yes men should have a healthy looking glow too.

Secondly spray on Urban Decay’s B6 Vitamin-Infused Complexion Prep Spray. The B6 vitamin in this product absorbs any unwanted oil found in male’s skin. You can also use this miracle bottle anytime throughout the day to refresh his skin or take away any excess oil that may shine through.

Moisturise; never miss this step. As long as you use the right moisturiser you will never add extra unwanted oil to the skin. I use Clarins Men Super Moisture Gel.

Concealer: unlike a woman we don’t want to brighten under the eyes with a concealer, so instead of using a highlighted liquid based concealer use a flat cream. I used the Mac Pro Conceal palette. Remembering how important it is to keep male’s makeup visible, dot on the cream based concealer where you see the deep undertones underneath the eye. It usually looks like a line from the inner corner of the eye stretching underneath. Pat your product in with your fingers. It’s important to leave the natural skin tone right under the eyelashes, so avoid placing concealer in that area. You can apply the concealer underneath the foundation or over as we’re not brightening the area just neutralising the tones.

Foundation: Don’t apply a thick coverage, this will look false. It’s important that you look at a man’s skin differently to a woman’s; you want to keep the different tones in the skin. The forehead may be darker to the cheeks, or the cheeks darker to the nose. It is very important that you see this and use different tones of foundation in the different areas. Applying one colour all over a man’s face will make him look very artificial, too even. When applying, avoid any stubble or facial hair, try applying with a beauty blender as opposed to a brush to give a shearer coverage. Opt for a tinted moisturiser or BB cream. I used Mac Prep + Prime BB Beauty Balm and Bare Minerals complexion rescue.

Powder: Apply using a big brush. You don’t want to apply a matte flat powder, the aim is to keep the skin healthy and visible. I used Mac blotting powder.

Bronzer: This really depends on the individual. But always remember to use a matte bronzer. Simply sweep over the face to warm up the skin or use as a contour to show off striking cheekbones.

Brows: Depending on the man and the brows, you can get away with a quick comb and set with a clear brow gel. On Vangelis I filled in his brows to make them look slightly darker as he was performing on stage so we wanted them to be visible. I used Benefit Cosmetics Brow Zings, Gimme brow and brow setter.

Eyelashes: This really depends on the individual and what they like. It’s very common that a male doesn’t like his eyelashes coloured, if not, simply brush clear mascara through them. Again as Vangelis was performing on stage we opted for colour. I used Benefit Cosmetics They’re real tinted primer – a brown tinted eyelash primer.

Lips: Simple, a bit of balm. I used Dr.PawPaw Original balm.

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Any questions, feel free to comment and I’ll answer.

Tuesday, 31 May 2016 02:57

What To Wear To a Pool Party

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Who does not love a pool party? And I am sure that over the course of the summer you will have several to attend. And because a pool party requires you to dress down. You can virtually go in just your bikini if you want to but if you do need to cover, here is some simple layers to add to your swimwear.

Slip on a Skirt

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The quickest and easiest thing to slip on and off is a skirt, like this embroider skirt from Monsoon and pair it with a one pieces like the Evangelina red plunge swimsuit from Pretty Little Thing, with white sandals from Primark.

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Another great embroider maxi skirt from Monsoon and or these printed shorts from Primark with flat slip-ons from Dune. Ethnic print Bikini Top from Primark, Embroider Bikini Top from Accessorize.

Dazzle in a Dress

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A lightweight dress that dries easily and not to clingy is perfect Go maxi in the Martine McCutcheon Maxi Dress from Fashion World. Go with this Floral Bandeau bikini from Littlewoods Ireland.

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Just add a straw hat and a cool pair of sunglasses to this white and orange embroidered Bardot dress from Glamorous and the Crochet tie-dye bikini from Topshop and brown leather sandals from Office.

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Asymmetrical, stripy and colorful you are sure to stand out in this dress from Primark with this Coral one piece from Primark and a pair of T-bar flat sandals from Dune.

Show off !! in a playsuit

For a sexy vibe opt for a playsuit like this tropical print one from Miss Selfridge and the pink and blue leafy print bikini from Accessorize with these flat gold, front tassel fringed detailed flat sandals from Dune

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Short Perfection

Stay chic and laidback in a cute pair of shorts and pink floral print bikini from Accessorize or tropical print bikini from Primark pair it white metallic slip-ons from Dune.

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Dirty Sunglasses Towel from BHS, Sun protection from Marks and Spencer, Bag from New Look and sunglasses from River Island

Friday, 27 May 2016 18:30

How To Wear Your White Jeans This Summer

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White denim is a great alternative to your everyday blue or black denims and are just as comfortable and easy to wear. Best of all they add a touch of sophistication to your everyday look So here are some handy tips to take them to the next level. Distressed jeans are the on trend jeans. So to give your white jeans a more casual feel distressed them. You can DIY it or just buy it on the high street.

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For an edgy street style look pair your white jeans with a leather jacket.

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Splash it out with color and prints. This is the best way to liven up your look and as white goes with most colors, you can go wild.

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Keep it fresh and neutral, pair it with other neutral pieces to create a chic and simple minimalist look.

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Go white on white or just stick to black and white because when all else fails, monochrome is always best.

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Thursday, 26 May 2016 15:34

Rose Treats From Cosyfeet

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I have been recently gifted with a few treats from cosyfeet.com. I received a Rose body lotion, Rose moisturising cream, Rose cleanser and Rose toner. I have always loved Rose scented bubble bath but to be honest that was the only product with Rose I had ever tried. I had been told me about these products a few months ago but unfortunately I had not got hold of any. I have just learned that my face and body have been missing out on being completely pampered with these Rose products.

Every morning and evening I have been using the Rose cleanser, toner and moisturising cream on my face and using the Rose body lotion everywhere else on my body once a day. It has made such a difference to my skin.

My face is clearer and feels so fresh throughout the day and my legs have never been so silky which is wonderful as it is now dress and skirt season. One of the best things about the body lotion and moisturising cream is that they easily rub into your skin and makes it feel instantly soft. The Rose scent is beautiful and strong but yet not overpowering like other scented beauty products that I have tried in the past.

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Even though these Rose products provide you with all the luxury that I am sure you deserve, they all cost less than £50. If you would like your face and body to feel and look as fantastic as mine then get your products at www.cosyfeet.com.

Written by Hayley Sweeney

Monday, 23 May 2016 18:20

It's In The Bag

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Spice up your outfit with these cute bags.
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Set sail with this nautical inspired blue and white stripe suitcase bag from Accessorize

Tropical smoothie any one? You cannot go wrong with these juicy, fruity and do not forget cute watermelon and pineapple clutches from New Look.

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Mermaids should definitely never be without her seashell full of beautiful pearls. If you have dreams of being a mermaid this summer get your Lilac Textured Shell Clutch Bag at New Look.

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For the traveler in you, there is this super cute Riviera suitcase across body bag from Accessorize. BON VOYAGE!!

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Life is one big picnic! Well now it can be with this picnic basket across body bag from Accessorize.

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Flowers always brightens up any gloomy day! This 3D flower sequins clutch from Miss Selfridge, in blue and gold will not just brighten your day but also your outfit.

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Release your inner-gypsy with this multicolored print across body bag from River Island.

Saturday, 21 May 2016 15:08

Denim Jacket - The Style Classic Reboot

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Denim has never been out of fashion and this SS16 we see the all-time fashion favorite take on a whole new fashion edge. From embroidery to embellishment we see it all, revamping the much loved classic style.
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Classis but yet versatile whether your dress it up or down you can never go wrong with a denim jacket. Pair it with a cute summer dress and sandals for effortless chic.

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Dress @ www.missselfridge.com, bag @ www.uk.accessorize.com, sandal @ www.office.co.uk 

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Keep on trend with retro patches or embroider embellishment. Complete the retro street style with a quirky print cropped top and dungarees.

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Top @ www.mandco.com, bag @ www.riverisland.com, dungarees @ www.newlook.com, shoes @ www.missselfridge.com, sunglasses @ www.sunglasses-shop.co.uk 


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Go all hip-hop gansta with pinstripes.

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Crochet top @ www.glamorous.com, crochet shorts @ www.newlook.com, bag @ www.uk.accessorize.com , trainers @ www.newlook.com 

Thursday, 19 May 2016 19:22

Sustainable Style

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Maison de Mode, a US-based online luxury fashion retailer, prides itself in showcasing fashion that represents sustainability. Unfortunately, sustainability has been an ambiguous word thrown around to make products more appealing to consumers, lobbyists and other members of the public. But what does it really mean? Is sustainability relatable and directly linked to the consumer? And the big question for fashionistas- is style comprised on the platfotform of ethical standards in fashion?

Maison de Mode does a great job in bridging the gap between consumers and such standards: it is now easier to understand how your every day fashion choices can make an impact in our society and environment- without all the sustainability jargon!

See what it's designers are doing to earn the sustainability badge:

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Achu Parpat Vintag (by Mola Sasa)

Mola Sasa used artisanal techniques with beautiful intricate woven details in this bag. Creating handmade pieces means artisans can compete in a world of homogenised mass production. Let's not forget the recycled materials used, which means we can be more responsible for the materials we consume.

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Kimono Dress Shirt (by Maiyet)

It's great when high-end designers promote small, artisanal designers. Many companies take advantage of work factories in developing countries- it's nice to see that individual designers and dress makers can be paid decently for what they do- without compromising on quality. Maiyet also donate a portion of their proceeds to ocean-related charities. Not bad!

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Oversized long coat (by Shipper)

Shipper partners with organisations that help sustainable businesses which allows them to grow and make profits. So as you lavish yourself in this tweed coat, you'll feel even better knowing that you also contributed to the success of other sustainable businesses!

What are your thoughts on sustainable businesses in fashion?

Monday, 16 May 2016 18:16

A Not So Lazy Urban Sunday

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Sunday is family day in our house. It’s not so much a day of rest but a day of doing. We like to spend time with the children just hanging out with no plans and no stress. We decide what to do as we’re doing it and as with most outings it usually starts or ends with food and drink.

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Today wasn’t any different. We headed out to the Greenwich Peninsular (think O2, Emirates Cable Cars and surrounding areas). We originally intended to go to the Greenwich Ecology Park which is amazing for the children as they can bird watch, pond dip and spot water scorpions but as we approached the river, I was side tracked by the distant beat of an African drum.

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We stumbled across the Urban Village Fete and let me tell you, it was the best day out we’ve had as a family in ages! The atmosphere was amazing, the sun was shining and there was literally everything there from music to crafts, food and drink, clothes and even luxury dog food!

The Urban Village Fete was set up to put a spin on the traditional fayre. It was colourful. It was modern. It was innovative. Even the cranes that littered the Thames skyline were coloured! The fete attracted a really good mix of local suppliers, craftsmen and performers. At one point, the DJ was taking requests from the public which resulted in about 100 people dancing on green grass banks to Madness’ Baggy Trousers – coming from Liverpool, it was a pivotal cockney moment for me and it was a pleasure to join in with the crowd!

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There were so many cool people selling their wares but my favourites definitely were Little Sparrow Tea, Pinkster Gin and the Bus Bar Company – all drink related, go figure!

We Brits love our tea and I am no exception to that rule. Imagine my excitement when I found Little Sparrow Tea that claims “each cup of tea represents an imaginary voyage”. I kid you not, the display was mesmerising! I tried the Russian Caravan and sure enough I was transported straight to a trail of caravans transporting tea from China to Europe via Russia. It’s said that the smokiness of the flavour comes from the fires lit at night to keep the tea transporters warm. It definitely warmed me up!

Next up was Pinkster Gin, totally English with its HQ out near Cambridge. It’s a pink artisan gin made from berries and it’s so tastily refreshing. My summer is most definitely sorted!

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After browsing the stalls, we took the children to the activity area where they drew, made paper vegetables and made dream books for the library. This was great as I instil in them to work hard for everything so writing down their dream got them thinking as to how they will achieve it. They now realise it’s not so easy to get to Disney Land after all!

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I absolutely adore days filled with random surprises and this didn’t disappoint. I was spotted taking colourful photographers by another photographer which resulted in my pictures being included in her gallery. When you’re out doing what you love and people you don’t know show their appreciation, it totally makes everything you strive for worthwhile.

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Before heading home we, we sat chatting to revellers who had perched themselves with direct access to the Bus Bar Company – an old route master totally kitted out as a travelling pub. As I sat listening to the music, watching the people and seeing my children enjoying themselves, I felt utterly grateful to live in such a buzzing, thriving city where you can go out for a leisurely walk and happen upon a totally adventurous day.

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Sundays were most definitely not made to be lazy!

Written by KellyAnn Schiavo

Disclaimer: All pictures and opinions are my own.

Monday, 16 May 2016 14:43

The Summer Must Have Sandals

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Do we ever need an excuse to buy new shoes? The minute the sun sticks its head out, we start dreaming of hot carefree summer days and all those endless opportunities to wear all those sandals we have been dreaming about on those grumpy winter days. Dreams can come true, the sun is here and we have partnered up with Daniel designer footwear to bring you the summers hottest and must have sandals.

Liberate your feet with our selection of sandals from Daniel designer footwear.

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Our star buy! The William Square White Leather Studded Gladiator sandal part of their new season collection, crafted from premium leather featuring gold tone studded embellishment. A definite must have staple for your summer wardrobe. Perfect for everyday wear paired with a strappy sun dress.

Shop yours here William Square White Leather Studded Gladiator sandal also available in black and tan

Dress, bag and sunglasses from www.primark.com 

Plano Tan Leather Fringed Block Heel Daniel Sandal Fashions Finest

The Plano Tan Leather Fringed Block Heel Sandal, why not add a bit of retro vintage to your OOTD with these fringe and studded embellished Block Heel Sandals. Summer perfection!!

Shop yours here Plano Tan Leather Fringed Block Heel Sandal

Dress, bag and sunglasses from www.primark.com 

San Marcos Blue Ankle Tie Wedge Espadrille Daniel sandal Fashions Finest

No summer is complete without espadrilles, so you want to add the San Marcos Blue Ankle Tie Wedge Espadrille to your collection. Perfect for an afternoon of fun with its shimmery canvas leather lining, high raffia wedge and rubber sole.

Shop yours here San Marcos Blue Ankle Tie Wedge Espadrille

Dress, bag, necklace and sunglasses www.primark.com 

Puno Gold Leather Embellished T Bar Daniel Sandal Fashions Finest

If you cannot wear it on your finger, then wear your gold on your feet with these on trend Puno Gold Leather Embellished T Bar Sandal. A true treasure because it will make any plain outfit shine and you will so on trend with the beading and fringing detail.

Shop yours here Puno Gold Leather Embellished T Bar Sandal

Playsuit, bag, hat and sunglasses @ www.primark.com 

New England Red Leather Strappy Wedge Daniel Sandal Fashions Finest

Prints are a must and we love them on dresses and tops so why not take it down to our feet. Well now you can with these super quirky New England Red Leather Strappy Wedge a modern twist on a classic style. Love it, it is super chic and fashionable!!

Shop yours here New England Red Leather Strappy Wedge

Denim Shorts, bangles, bag, sunglasses and cropped t-shirt @ www.primark.com 

Palm Springs White Leather Woven DanielSandal Fashions finest

We all have that one occasion that calls for a dressier look and the Palm Springs White Leather Woven Sandals are just perfect for that occasion. These beautiful white heeled sandals are crafted from premium leather with its cut away detail, woven straps and block heel. You will look and feel a million dollars.

Shop yours here Palm Springs White Leather Woven Sandals

Dress @ www.riverisland.com, bag sunhat and earing’s @ www.primark.com 

Honey Brook Brown Leather Gladiator Daniel Sandal Fashions Finest

You will be as sweet at honey in these Honey Brook Brown Leather Gladiator Sandal Always a favorite among fashionistas, summer season after summer season and this SS16 it is no different. So if you do not have your pair of Gladiators yet, I am gently nudging you, to most definitely get the Honey Brook pair.

Shop yours here Honey Brook Brown Leather Gladiator Sandal

Dress, earing’s, sunglasses and bag @ www.primark.com 

Southaven Orange Suede Block Heel Cross Strap Daniel Sandal Fashions finest

Orange is the new black and it is such a nice warm color for summer. Bring that warmth to your feet with the Southaven Orange Suede Block Heel Cross Strap Sandal with its block heel and buckle fastening to the ankle for easy wear. What more do you need, it is colorful, stylish and easy on the feet and the eye, Gorgeous!!

Shop yours here Southaven Orange Suede Block Heel Cross Strap Sandal

Lace playsuit@ www.newlook.com, bag, sunglasses and earing’s @ www.primark.com 

For more styles and plenty more designer shoes visit Daniel Footwear

Bio true Re wetting eye drops AND BIO AND THERA PEARL EYE SSENTIAL MASK

With our busy lifestyles, spending long hours staring at a computer screen in heat conditioned offices and then heading off to party in windy conditions, as fun as it might be, takes a heavy toll on our health, including our eyes.

The environmental conditions combined with all those hours spend in front of a computer and enjoying our crazy social life, as well as the “not so nice” hay fever season leaves ours eyes feeling tired, dry, red and puffy and add to that an annoying headache. Believe me it is not a nice place for your eyes to be in.

I can vouch for that, as a sufferer of daily itchy irritated sore eyes. So you can image my joy when I was asked to try out the Bio True –re wetting drops and the Bio and Thera Pearl Eye-ssential mask.

First let’s get the business part out of the way with some product Facts

The Bio True rewetting drops comes in a 10ml dispenser with control grip making it easy to use in the office, during leisure time or while travelling. It is also preservative free and can be used for six months once opened.

It delivers instant and natural hydration because of its specific preservative free formulation based on hyaluronic acid.

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The drops contain hyaluronic acid (HA), a favorite ingredient in beauty and skincare products. It is this essential ingredient that helps to keep your eyes lubricated and hydrated.

I tried the drops first as I suffer from daily itchy irritated sore eyes and was really looking for something to give me greater relieve, then previous products I have tried. I found that with Biotrue rewetting drops, instantly hydrated my eyes allowing me to get back to glaring at my computer screen.

I did however have one little problem with it, and it was that I found the blue bit, on the dispenser, that you have to push down a little awkward and would have preferred a squeeze bottle. But other than that I love the product and would highly recommend it.

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Provides 20minutes of soothing stress relief and relaxation, it also reduces puffy eyes and relieves headaches. What’s more it is re-useable so you can use it for 20minutes every day. The mask uses unique Pearl Technology which means it can retain its temperature.

When used cold, THERA°PEARL® Eye-ssential Mask

• Relieves puffy eyes
• Takes the sting out of a brow wax
• Relieves headaches

When used hot, THERA°PEARL® Eye-ssential Mask

• Provides soothing stress relief
• Relieves symptoms of dry eye/computer strained eyes, as well as blepharitis, and it can also treat Styes

Headaches are the biggest annoyance to me and because I am not a fan of painkillers. I often go to bed with a headache only to wake up with the same annoying headache. So the THERA°PEARL® Eye-ssential Mask, wow a perfect product. My headache was gone before I even got under the covers and I woke up the next morning feeling refreshed and headache free.

Get your Bio true –re wetting eye drops in Boots and Superdrug. The eye drops come in a handy 10ml dispenser (£9.49), which can be used for six months once opened. They also come in single-dose packs (£6.49) Just the right size, to carry around with you in your handbag, to use wherever and when you need relieve from dry itchy eyes.

THERA°PEARL® Eye-ssential Mask is available from Superdrug RRP £7.99

Friday, 13 May 2016 13:21

Palmers Coconut Oil Formula Range

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Being a child of Caribbean descent Palmers Coca butter was one of the main beauty staples in my house (No one was leaving the house with no dry arms and legs), so of course I jumped at the chance to check out their award-winning Coconut Oil Formula range which includes a Body Lotion, Hand Cream, Body Cream and Body Oil.

I had been incorporating coconut oil in to my skin and hair care regime for some time now so it’s nice to cut out the middleman as brands are realizing the many benefits of including coconut oil in their products.

The Coconut Oil Formal aside from smelling amazing and leaving my skin feeling soft supple and moisturized without feeling greasy consist of mainly ethically and sustainably sourced raw, organic Coconut Oil which is infused with ancient Polynesian sacred oil, Tahitian Monoi Oil and is also free from Parabens, phthalates, mineral oil.

My favorite product from the range is the Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula Body Oil as I loved the way the oils absorbed into my skin quickly and easily without feeling sticky and left me smelling heavenly.

I also like that fact that you can add a few drops to your bath to make your bathing experience a little bit more luxurious.

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Palmer’s Award-winning Coconut Oil Formula range is available for purchase at Boots, Sainsbury’s, Feel Unique and Amazon.

Thursday, 12 May 2016 12:37

6 Chic Outfits For Your Summer Holiday

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6 Chic Outfits for your Summer holiday

The dreary grey and damp days are fast becoming a thing of the past never to be thought of again, well at least not during the 3 months of glorious sunny summer days. With those sunny days comes summer parties, barbeques and lounging evenings of wine and laughter. So to be sure that you are ready for all your social engagements here are a few killer outfits for any occasion to get you through the summer social season.

For a mid-morning brunch date with the girls, you just want to get up and go, so slip into a Maxi dress, Green floral print tie waist wrap front maxi dress, wavy beach hair, slip on mules and your handbag. No hassle no fuss, because you do not want anything to come between you and your mid-morning Prosecco.

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Maxi dress @ www.newlook.com,shoes @ www.newlook.com, bag @ www.riverisland.com

Just because it is a backyard BBQ it does not mean that you cannot look good. So Ditch the cut-off denims and go for an African inspired look, with sunset and sand-dune colors. Slip into this Orange embroidered trim tie front slip dress pairing it with these jewel embellished animal print sandals.

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Hair Band @ www.uk.accessorize.com, sunglasses @ dress and sandals @ www.newlook.com, bag @ www.primark.com 

Date night calls for something romantic with a touch of sexy. With just the right appeal, the white split front floral print pencil skirt with a white lace camisole and red strappy heels.

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White cami @ www.phase-eight.com , shoes @ www.littlewoodsireland.ie, clutch bag @ www.dunelondon.com, Pencil skirt @ www.newlook.com 

Lounging next to a pool calls for something chic and cool like the orange lace Bardot top and white lace shorts.

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Hat & sunglasses @ www.primark.com shoes & tote bag www.newlook.com, Bardot top & shorts @ www.newlook.com 

Soak up the sun in this a fuss-free look, a swimsuit is the perfect starting point, and tropical playsuit to go from sea and sand to your favorite lunch spot, paired with lace-up pom-pom sandals, sun hat, sleek sunnies and hold all tote for all your essentials.

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Bag, hat & sunglasses @ www.primark.com, sandals @ www.newlook.com, bikini @ www.next.co.uk, playsuit @ www.newlook.com 

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A laid-back look with a bohemian flair perfect for a night of cocktails at the beach bar

Sunglasses @ www.primark.com, kaftan dress @ www.primark.com, wedge sandals & bag www.newlook.com 

For some more Sexy Outfit inspirations read on Bringing Sexy Back & for an update on your Festival Hair accessories- Ditch the flower crown

Wednesday, 11 May 2016 15:33

I Said Yes With Vashi Jewelry

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So you and your “BOO” has been going steady for a few years, your even started to argue like an old married couple, all that is missing is that shiny big engagement ring on your finger. Well we came up with a plan and teamed up with diamond experts Vashi to offer you a helping hand and nudge MR RIGHT in the right direction. Because we know that, at this stage there is nothing stopping him from putting the ring of your dreams on your finger.

So if you know that, he is going to be asking you the question soon, do head over to Vashi Engagement Rings To view their amazing catalogue of the most beautiful engagement rings.

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DIAMONDS ARE A GIRLS BEST FRIEND

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend and it is that love that made me fall love with the striking half eternity style ring with its 14 dazzling diamonds that so beautifully sets of the central stone. Crafted in 18 carat White Gold, this stunning ring is both delicate and durable and a dream on my finger.

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Believe me the moment you choose your ring, your dream wedding flashes in front of you!! Mine would be in shades of Limpet shell, Peach echo and Rose quartz. Limpet Shell is a fresh, clear shade of green /blue and one of the top ten 2016 Pantone colors. With color splashes of Peach Echo and Rose quarts to compliment it. Giving it a beautiful beachy vibe.

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The dress, complimenting my gorgeous White Gold side stones engagement ring, from Vashi Jewelry, is the, Evangeline wedding dress. A simple chic and elegant white tulle full length skirt with a beading embellished top.

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What more does a girl need apart from an 18 carat White Gold diamond encrusted Vashi Engagement Ring Come on ladies make it happen and say YES with a Vashi Engagement Ring.

Sunday, 08 May 2016 10:19

3 Reasons to Visit L.A. this Summer

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Los Angeles, the second-largest city in the United States after New York City, doesn’t really need an introduction. Famous centre of the American film and television industry, L.A. is a popular tourist destination all year round.

“The sun and palm trees in L.A. are so great for lifting the mood. It’s always nice coming over the hills and seeing the ocean.” - says celebrity stylist Kemal Harris.

This summer, discover the stylish side of Los Angeles and explore downtown’s Fashion District, vibrant art scene, and unique architecture.

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LA Fashion District features hundreds of wholesale showrooms, textile stores, and retail boutiques.

“The LA Fashion District’s designer showrooms are located at the intersection of 9th and Los Angeles Streets. Our designer showrooms host five market weeks yearly, where buyers and retailers come to shop the latest in contemporary apparel and accessories. There are over 1,200 showrooms representing over 4,500 fashion lines.” - fashiondistrict.org

Santee Alley, located between Santee Street and Maple Avenue, is best known for its vibrant atmosphere and amazing bargains.

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“Los Angeles is often billed as the "Creative Capital of the World", because one in every six of its residents works in a creative industry and there are more artists, writers, filmmakers, actors, dancers and musicians living and working in Los Angeles than any other city at any time in history.” - Wikipedia

Recommended Museums: The Broad (221 S Grand Ave), MOCA / Museum of Contemporary Art (250 S Grand Ave), and LACMA / Los Angeles County Museum of Art (5905 Wilshire Blvd) - currently holding an interesting menswear exhibition: www.lacma.org

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Downtown Los Angeles has lots of interesting buildings and trendy restaurants, stores, and hotels to explore. Many places feature unique interiors and combine traditional style with bold, modern influences. One of the best examples of the stunning downtown architecture is Walt Disney Concert Hall designed by a Canadian-born American architect Frank

Gehry (see it on Instagram: www.instagram.com).

Have a fabulous summer in L.A.!

Friday, 06 May 2016 20:10

Ditch the Flower crown

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The flower crown, the hair accessory at music festivals, as they contribute to that free spirit wanderer vibe. Yes, we all love them, but what if you are not into the “flower power hippy girl flower crown”! Here is some alternative festival or even every day hair accessories for the “not into the flower power hippy girl flower crown” ladies.

Show off your tresses and be a queen for a day. Hair jewelry is fast becoming a popular hair accessory trend at music festival. Whether you keep it simple or go all out, bohemian mermaid or sparkling stars, make it your own and look fab!!

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Headscarf or head wrap, gypsy or African queen rock it girl!! Go bright with quirky prints or keep it simple. Either way a scarf or a wrap will go well with just about any look as well as protect your hair from the sun.

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Hugely popular the wide brim hat, adds a touch of chic sophistication to your look and they look really cool.

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The baseball cap, for a sporty edgy vibe, bringing out your tomboy side.

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Tuesday, 03 May 2016 18:43

Bringing Sexy Back!

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What is summer, if nothing else, to show of that hot body you have been working so hard on.

So here's to summer and bringing sexy back. It is time to flaunt it, in intoxicating mini dresses, sexy jumpsuits, and shiny bling. So be ready to create your own sexy summer magic with these key pieces from Pretty Little Things, you will love !

Girls just want have fun!! and you surely will in these, Floral Print White plunging neck line Jumpsuit and white laser cut out mini dress.

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Oozing cool and sexy in the Tarlia Multi Sequin Plunge Playsuit

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All you need is a bit of sparkle!! Shine bright in the Omaria White Sequin Backless Dress

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Be daring in the Charlay Silver Metallic Halter neck mini dress and flaunt it, your sexy abs, killer arms and glowing skin, in the printed co-ords as a set or as racy separates.

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Steal the show and his heart in the Vayla Green Choker Printed Playsuit

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Shop these looks and more @ https://www.prettylittlething.com 

Sunday, 01 May 2016 16:09

5 Best Jewelry Trends in 2016

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So are you ready to welcome the fine jewellery trends setting up for year 2016? We don’t always have time to discuss the economy or world politics all the time. We all do regular things such as waking up, brushing teeth, getting dressed, open and staring at our closet and try to get the best items there that we actually like. Most of us are also curious about the recent fashion trends and start revamping our closet. In order to inform you about the fine jewelry trends, here are the best jewellery trends for 2016:

1. Oversize Earrings and Diamond Necklaces

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Remember the Oscar Awards where many celebrities were wearing oversized earrings and even oversized diamond necklaces to flaunt at the event. You can also get customized earrings depending upon your personal requirements.

2. Statement Necklaces with Finest Crystal Work

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This would definitely be one of the popular custom jewelry trends in 2016. The finest crystals working on statement necklaces make you look elegant and charismatic.

3. Crosses

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Today, we live in a global world and no more appreciate things merely on the basis of their religious association. You are now free to choose any rustic jewelry pieces or any customized jewelry without any hesitation of being judged by others. ‘Crosses’ is one of the finest and religiously customized jewelry items which is expected to be echoing in the jewelry market in 2016.

4. Chains

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I am not kidding. Chains would definitely be back in fashion and it would also be coming in different forms such as palm bracelets, chokers, belts and double chain earrings in different colors, sizes and shapes.

5. Hoop

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This trend will remain evergreen or would be trending at least for a long time. Their geometric forms, conventional designing and a chain fragment to make a hoop make them the fine jewelry items globally.

Thursday, 28 April 2016 19:49

Prints You Will Love If You Don't Do Floral

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Spring and florals are one and the same but if you are not into florals you will need a new print to rotate into your spring/summer wardrobe. So if florals are not your thing, why not try out these prints.

Rainbow Stripes

Bold and in your face, rainbow stripes are not for the faint hearted, but it offers a welcome alternative to the traditional black and white stripes.

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Tie-Dye

The iconic 60’s music festival wear to the grungy 90’s street style, with it vibrant twist and splashes of color. Great for beach or everyday wear.

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Top @ www.newlook.com 

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Swimsuit @ www.prettylittlething.com

Polka Dots

A print that can easily look more, primary school girl, but the trick is to keep your silhouettes modern and go for smaller dots. But if you do love a bit of dramatics and favor large round circles, keep the rest of your look minimal.

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Chic black and white, print of print – pair polka dot with more polka dots for a more mature look.

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Dress and Bag @ Kath Kidston @ www.daisypark.co.uk 

Sleek and chic Pinstripes

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Button-down skirt @ www.newlook.com 

Make a graphic statement with Geometric prints

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Jumpsuit @ www.riverisland.com 

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Shift dress @ www.riverisland.com 

Relaxed with a bohemian flair the Eastern inspired tribal

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Wednesday, 27 April 2016 12:05

Italian Street Style: 5 Tips for Inspiration

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Before I married my husband I didn’t pay too much attention to fashion. I was a student and happy in thrift store hand-me-downs, mixed with high street latest must-haves. Then, I was a traveller and spent the best part of 18months hanging around beaches in Thai fishing pants and flip flops. My nails were chipped and unpainted. My hair was bleached and crispy from the sun and my lips hadn’t been glossed in months!

Marrying an Italian was a revelation. Having style is like breathing air in Italy. The nation is brought up on “la bella figura” which literally translated means “a good figure”. It’s better understood as “a good image” and of course, Italians love to have a good image!

I had to up my game. I had just married into a country where Valentino designs the police uniforms and the footballers are kitted out by Armarni! Slowly I introduced colour into my wardrobe, I wore nail varnish and make-up and over time, I “Italianised” myself.

Italian fashion is so effortless. When I’m in Italy there’s nothing better than sitting at a cafe in a piazza and watching the world go by. The girls look glamorous and the men look polished. They don’t even try. I make so much more of an effort with my appearance when I’m in Italy. It’s not a case of fitting in but more a case of not standing out!

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Here are my top 5 tips for achieving the Italian look, Street Style:

1) Accessories – Italians, male and female, love to match! Never leave home without a bag, necklace and sunglasses. Styles and shapes need to coordinate. If the necklace is small, the ring is huge! There is no age limit on accessories – it’s a cultural norm.

2) Big Hair – Italian women love nothing better than a blow dry. The bigger, the bouncier, the curlier, the better! Looking coiffed is almost a birth right in Italy!

3) Colour – It has to match. Colour coordination is big business. The shoes, the bag, the belt, they all have to complement each other, not necessarily in the same tone but you must accent your outfit.

4) Make-Up – Never EVER leave home without it. If you’re not made up, you have no self respect. Simple as that. Make-up matches the outfit, it finishes you off. Eyes are usually bold and lips soft. Nails and feet must be painted at all times. I don’t think I’ve ever seen my mother in law without varnish!

5) Mess it Up! – Once you’ve done all of the above, mess it up. Don’t look like you’ve worked too hard. You’ve managed the chic, now you need to adopt the style. Street style is huge in Italy when on Saturday’s you’ll find Tewnty-Somethings meandering around the piazza purely to show off their outfit. They’re tailored but trendy, cool but casual.

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Italian street style is not about making an effort. It’s about being chic. The women are elegant and feminine whilst the men are suave. Style in Italy comes as easy as eating pasta!

Written by Kelly Ann Schiavo

Tuesday, 26 April 2016 21:40

Urban Decay’s new Disney range

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I’m so so excited about the new Urban Decay collaboration with Disney launching on 5th May. Urban Decay have done numerous collaborations with Disney over the years but this is set to be their best.

Teaming up with Disney’s new film ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ in cinemas May 27th UD bring you a limited edition, pop-up palette with tribute to their favourite characters from the film along with 5 limited edition shades of lipstick to match.

Using the visually stunning film as their inspiration, UD have created 20 new shades of eyeshadows and based them on their 5 favourite characters Alice, Mad Hatter, Mirana - The White Queen, Iracebeth - The Red Queen and Time - a peculiar creature who is part human, part clock.

The eyeshadow palette is arranged into 5 columns by their 5 favourite characters. Simply use the shades in the columns to steal the iconic character looks or mix them up to create countless others.

Each eyeshadow has been made using UD’s ‘Pigment infusion System’ a blend of ingredients that gives every shade it’s velvety texture, rich in colour with serious staying power and bendability. So whether it be the softer shades inspired by Alice’s look in the film or the bold bright shades seen on The Mad Hatter, each eyeshadow will give you the perfect application.

Team your eye makeup looks with one of the 5 favourite character lipsticks and you will have everything you need to recreate your favourite look from the film.

And what’s more the packaging of the products feature a colourful, kaleidoscopic pattern inspired from the film, flowers, butterfly’s and several quotes from the film make these beautiful new products look pretty in anyone’s makeup bag.

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Alice: Through the Looking Glass Eyeshadow Palette £45.00

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Monday, 25 April 2016 20:01

Steal Her Style

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Starting her career as a stylist Chriselle Lim, the founder of, The Chriselle Factor, this popular LA-based fashion, beauty and interiors blogger, and Youtube is a true style star.

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Clean, classic, simple and elegant drawing from style icons like Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelley.

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Chic feminine and sophisticated pieces making her style aspirational and accessible.

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Cool stylish pieces that makes you feel beautiful and confident

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Top and trousers @ Miss Selfridge - www.missselfridge.com, shoes & Bag @ www.dunelondon.com, sunglasses @ www.topshop.com – Image Source Pinterest

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Monday, 25 April 2016 19:28

4 Tips to Look Fashionable in Low Budget

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Most people have a desire to wear clothes that are latest and fashionable. But it seems that keeping up with latest fashion without having lots of money in your pocket is really difficult these days. This is because designer label items of clothing and clothes inspired by celebrity clothing are certainly very expensive and out of reach of the common man. However, there are many ways to look fashionable and trendy without breaking the bank or burning a hole in your wallet.

Focus upon classic, timeless items of clothing

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If you try to catch up with the latest fashion and buy clothes accordingly, you will find that half of the garments in your wardrobe are such that you have no interest in wearing them. Fashion trends keep on changing and new and stylish clothes start to look outdated pretty quickly. But there are clothing items that remain timeless and classic such as black trouser, little black dress, white skirt, and so on. You can always look fashionable with the help of these classic items of clothing without spending a lot of money.

Buy more with less

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There is nothing to worry if you do not have enough money to buy a designer dress for a party next week. Just take out your old party dress and get it ready for the event. Now buy new accessories to wear and carry during the function. Believe me, most people become engrossed with your handbag and the bracelet that you have worn instead of gazing at your dress. These bold and bright accessories give an altogether new look to your old dress and you become a star of the evening.

Keep an eye on sales

It goes without saying that like early bird that catches the worm, you can lay your hands on beautiful and fashionable dresses if you are aware of the end of season and clearance sales being organized by stores in your area. Also subscribe to receive news about discount sales on online stores to make the most of these opportunities.

Be Street Smart

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You can look fashionable and trendy in very little money by buying items of clothing from vendors on fashion streets of your city. Believe me, you can beat all your friends wearing designer labels if you buy stylish clothes from street fashion and know how to accessorize to look very glamorous.

Last but not the least, pay attention to your beauty and hair care to dazzle others in cheap clothes and accessories.

Friday, 22 April 2016 19:29

Stylish Ways To Wear A Playsuit

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We spend our summer days in flowery dresses, flowy skirts and maxi dresses but what about that sexy playsuit, a summer must have and the chicest onesie!! It can take you from boardroom to bar in two seconds flat. Keep it fresh all season long, with these #OOTD ideas.

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#OOTD for the office

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The key to wearing a playsuit to the office, is to keep it professional. So pair it with sophisticated outerwear and accessories and opt for a playsuit in a neutral color with block heels, like the metallic ones featured from Office. Add some texture and creative flair with a printed cropped jacket.

Playsuit @ www.riverisland.com, Shoes @ www.office.co.uk, bag and earing’s @ www.accessorize.com, jacket @ www.primark.com, sunglasses @ www.next.com

#OOTD After hours’ drinks

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The playsuit makes going from office to after hour’s drinks that much easier. Go for a modern but yet boho-chic look, with stylish heels, a crochet jacket and embellished clutch bag. Give it a sexy edge with vibrant red lipstick and simple yet stylish jewelry.

#OOTD Weekend style

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Keep it chilled and play up that weekend relaxed look with leather sandals, a tote bag, sunglasses, charm bracelets and statement earing’s.

Playsuit @ www.riverisland.com, Shoes @ www.office.co.uk, bag and jewelry @ www.accessorize.com, sunglasses @ www.next.com 

Friday, 22 April 2016 11:46

Get The Charley Monroe Look

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The talented designer and our very own Britain’s Top Designer winner Helen Woollams CEO of fashion house ‘Hellavagirl’ dressed previous X Factor Contestant Charley Monroe last weekend for The Essex Entertainment Awards.

For the Essex awards we opted for one her Helen’s signature pieces from her A/W16 collection The Birds. Helen then designed and made a bespoke shoulder piece to attach to the dress.

I decided to create a makeup look that was quite glam but remembering that it also needed to be quirky to match Charley’s style. So after prepping Charley’s skin with my favourite skincare products from Nude, Clarins and Dr.Paw Paw I created the perfect look.

I went for flawless skin with a strong bronze contour and highlight, defined brows, a gold sparkling glitter eye over a smoky green and brown winged base and a black eyeliner flick as long as the winged out eye makeup. This added that quirkiness in the look. I then added lots of thickening mascara and a slightly winged pair of false lashes.

I finished the look with the most beautiful shade of red lipstick and pencil from the new GWEN STEFANI range by Urban Decay.

I did a slight wave in her hair pinned to one side and applied long stiletto nails painted in the same shade of red as her lipstick and added gold leaf to match some of the embellishments in the shoulder piece that Helen had made.

Charley looked incredible and guess what? She WON!

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Get Charley’s look:

Skincare

Nude Skincare: Perfect Cleanse, Youth Oil
Caudalie: Beauty Elixir
Clarins: Daily Energising Moisturiser, Beauty Flash Balm, Instant smooth perfecting touch
Benefit: Pore Professional Primer and Don’t Stray eye primer
Dr. Paw Paw: Original balm
Becca: Shimmering Skin Perfector in shade pearl

Makeup

Mehron UK: Celebre pro HD foundation
Mac Cosmetics: Mineralize SkinFinish natural, Mineralize Skinfinish soft and gentle, Glitter in gold and Gel eyeliner.
Benefit Cosmetics: Zing Brows, Gimme Brow and Hoola Bronzer
Chanel: Blusher in shade Rose Glacier
Bare Minerals: BareSkin complete coverage concealer
Urban Decay: Naked 1 Palette, Perversion black mascara, Gwen Stefani pencil and lipstick in shade wonderland.
Mink and Co Lashes: In smoke
Skin prepping is a massive must have for me before doing any makeup application.

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No matter you’re a teenager or someone in 20s, first date is always a big deal for all of us. Yes, you are confident, clever and charismatic enough to charm your partner at your first date but this does not mean that you should not plan out for your first date.

Just imagine if you’re learning to drive first time and you hit it to a pole, will you have the same confidence to learn driving the next time. No, you don’t. Your confidence might not be shaken but it did hit you somewhere. Similarly, your first date is not something you can ruin just like that. Here are the 3 most important styling tips for your first date so that you don’t mess it up:

1. Be Casual

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You may not believe in “First impression is your last impression” but this does not mean that your partner also does not believe in it. Primary advice for you here is to wear something that really fits the occasion. For instance, if you’re just here for a coffee, a casual dress with a comfy and cozy sweater and ankle boots will be enough to charm him.

2. Be Gorgeous and Sexy at the Same Time

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If you know your first boyfriend through some online forum and you may know what his likes and dislikes about a woman’s dressing, you can use these tiny details at your first date with him. However, first date does not really mean that you’re going to have sex with him right away. So you need to look gorgeous and sexy at the same time. So it will be great if you wear a cool and elegant top with a cute and somewhat striking and attractive skirt to charm your man.

3. Formal and Dazzling Outlook

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In case, you’re meeting your man for an after-work drink, it’s important for you to wear somewhat a formal dress to mark your presence. You cannot simply go into your casual trousers in this case. In order to get the perfect attire for your first date, you can wear skinny jeans along with a stunning blazer and high neck blouse.

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