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The Science Behind Stretch Marks

Between 50 and 90 percent of women who are pregnant experience stretch marks during pregnancy or after giving birth.

Stretch marks form in the dermis, or middle layer of the skin, when the connective tissue is stretched beyond the limits of its elasticity.

Under normal circumstances the connecting fibres in the dermis can slowly stretch to accommodate growth, however, rapid growth such as through pregnancy, can cause the dermis to tear, allowing deeper layers of skin to show through.

Mama Mio have a range of products available to help sooth stretched skin, and combat stretch marks, and even help stop them appearing!

Made with all natural ingredients, and Full of super- elasticising Omega-packed organic oils in an organic Shea Butter base, they can help protect your tummy (and boobs, hips and thighs) from pregnancy stretch marks, and give your skin super strength and elasticity during the 9 month s-t-r-e-t-c-h!

The Tummy Rub Butter

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RRP £23.50

A velvety smooth butter. Rich in natural Omegas to instantly soothe a dry and itchy tummy.

The Tummy rub butter contains Organic Shea Butter which Provides a protective barrier to lock in moisture and helps build elasticity.

Clinically proven to protect against and prevent stretch marks, and increase skin elasticity by 20% in 2 weeks!

The Tummy Rub Oil

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RRP £27.00

A lightweight, silky blend of natural oils which absorbs quickly to boost your skins rejuvenation.

The tummy rub oil contains Organic ingredients and added vitamin E to protect your skin as it stretches.

Skin feels stronger and looks renewed.

Why not join the debate, and find out which you like the best? Butter or Oil?

With 2019 well and truly here, there is no better time to update your wardrobe.

Thursday, 10 January 2019 16:23

Faces Of Beauty

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We love this beauty shoot!

Directed and shot by Joanna Mitroi Photography, these photographs are simple, yet elegant.

The photographer has used clever lighting, and plain backgrounds to capture and highlight the great skin and stunning features of model Magda Swider.

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Here we can see Joanna has explored the diversity of one model, by capturing differing poses and angles.

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From sightly unruly - wispy and wild hair, to a tamed ethnic braid style. Joanna has cleverly focussed attention to Magda's lips and eyes, to draw out her unique features.

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Makeup and hair: Kitty Noofan

Model: Magda Swider

Photographer & shoot director: Joanna Mitroi Photography

Tuesday, 08 January 2019 14:50

Introducing - Colombian swimwear brand Maaji

Founded in 2002 by sisters Manuela and Amalia Sierra, the Maaji brand has grown exponentially, and today has a retail presence in more than 50 countries, with multiple retail partners.

Monday, 07 January 2019 10:54

Mio - Fit Skin For Life!

As we enter 2019, New Years Resolutions are something which are on many peoples minds, as we try to set ourselves goals to facilitate the future we imagine for ourselves.

Once you have settled with a gown, the next step would be to accessorise it.

Activated nuts and seeds brand, Boundless, have just launched an exciting new flavour, Turmeric and Smoked Paprika.

Monday, 17 December 2018 14:27

Last minute gifts for him!

With Christmas literally days away, and very few shopping hours left until the big day, the race is on to complete the seemingly never ending list of friends and family we need to buy for.

If you have yet to buy something for the men in your list, we are here to help!

From socks to watches, Jacamo has plenty of gifts to choose from, and with ‘three for two’ on stocking fillers, and next day delivery available, there is still time to shop online!

Comfy And Cosy


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Who doesn’t love lounging around in pyjamas this time of year!

This ‘man of steel’ lounging set will keep him looking cool but staying warm this winter.

You could even splash out and treat him to a warm fleecy dressing gown, and slippers to really go that extra mile!

Grooming

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If its skin and hair care he enjoys, then look no further than this L’Oreal Men Ultimate Grooming Set with everything he needs to stay looking and smelling sharp this season. A great gift to satisfy all of his male grooming needs.
There are also smaller sets available which are great as stocking fillers!

Clothing

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There is plenty of top named brand clothing available at Jacamo, and if sizes and styles of Jeans available seem like a bit of a minefield, the handy fit guide can help you decide!

Jacamo has a great range of winter coats and jackets to choose from, and with returns up to 15th January, you can’t go wrong buying him a coat to keep him warm this winter!

Technology

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If it’s tech he is into, then with loads of deals available there is plenty to choose from, like this 2-in-one laptop/tablet, with plenty going on inside!
If that’s not his thing, then who could resist a virtual reality gaming pack. With stunning visuals, 3D audio and intuitive controls from PlayStation, this will appeal to the boy inside every man!

And For The Man Who Has It All...

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There are plenty of novel and quirky gift ideas available, like this pack of 6 vinyl coasters. Guaranteed to be a conversation starter in any home!

Whatever gifts or stacking fillers you are still on the hunt for, check out Jacamo.co.uk for a wide range of choice and ideas.

Happy Shopping!

It’s official – Christmas is just around the corner and the work party season has well and truly arrived!

But how do you dress for a Christmas party if the venue of choice is less than conventional? With bosses choosing quirkier venues to host the festive celebrations, many of us have been left wondering just what on earth to wear.

You can’t go far wrong with the little black dress, but what if your work party requires something a tad more practical? Luckily, River Island have got you covered with this handy guide on how to dress for any office party venue:

Sophisticated Stately Home:

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If you’re one of the lucky ones, you could be celebrating your work Christmas party in a stately home or castle. Here, you might be greeted with a medieval banquet, take part in some activities or enjoy a ball in your surroundings. Of course, it depends on what’s lined up for you at your party but it’s nice to look the part.

If you’re going to be doing a lot of dancing, you may want to opt for something more comfortable.

Plisse trousers have been on-trend in recent years — they’re comfy and fashionable! This style is perfect for flexibility in movement and keeping your legs covered for the cooler temperatures. Pair with a three-quarter sleeve fitted top or a bardot style crop to complete your look. This style goes great with flat or heeled shoes, so wear what you feel comfortable in. The great thing about these pants too is that they’ve got an elasticated waist (ideal for tucking into a medieval buffet!).

Bowling And Drinks:

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Who doesn’t enjoy showing off their competitive side? If your Christmas party is at a bowling alley, chances are you’ll probably be heading out for a few drinks afterwards, so you need something that’s suitable for scoring a strike and for when you’re drinking cocktails later on.

Comfort is the name of the game here – but you’ll want to keep it stylish, of course. Think on-trend jumpsuits and trousers with a cute top. You’ve probably noticed that ‘80s fashion has been back with a bang this year, and it hasn’t stopped for AW18. It’s all about being bold with your colour palette and really owning it! It’s not often your colleagues get to see you outside of your work-wear so show them your true colours in a bold jumpsuit. Choose one with a chunky belt to create that ‘80s inspired cinched waist and accessorise with statement hoops.

You can’t go far wrong with this summer’s hottest trend – culottes. But there are so many varieties now that they certainly shouldn’t be kept for just one season.

Play it safe with high-waisted black trousers and jazz it up top with a glitter-infused bodysuit or cute crop — pair with a sparkly clutch and your good to go.

Traditional Restaurant Meal:

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A meal and drinks is the traditional Christmas party format.

A traditional meal in a restaurant is the most common choice of Christmas party format. But, how should you dress for an occasion like this? It can be uncomfortable to eat a roast dinner in a tight bodycon, but you don’t want to be dressed informally for when you hit the bars later on.

If the little black dress just isn’t your thing, you may want to try something a bit more daring. Show off your pins in a midi dress and channel your inner party animal with leopard or snake print (two patterns that are very on-trend this season). Pair with barely-there sandals and a matching bag and your good to go!Of course, with the temperature being on the chilly side in December, you might want to try jeans with an embellished cami top. The covered legs will keep you warm when you’re moving from restaurant to bar and your fancy top will be admired over the dinner table.

This season, it’s all about sequin embellishments and metallic camis — perfect for this years’ festivities.

Party On A Rooftop Terrace:

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Let’s face it, we all wish summer could last forever. Due to the colder climate of the UK, we don’t get to spend much time outdoors during the autumn and winter so a party on a rooftop makes a nice change!

Rooftop terrace parties give you the chance to really show off your style credentials – think red dresses, sequins or long glittering ball gowns. Why not go all out in a sequin maxi dress? Or pair an accordion skirt with a sequin top. Keep your feet warm in suede heeled ankle boots or a dressy loafer.

Outdoor venues definitely call for a good coat. This season it’s all about faux fur and we’re loving it! Keep it classic in a black or brown waist-length jacket or go big and bold with a coloured fur coat and chunky collar.

If this isn’t your style, you can’t go wrong in a classic leather jacket — match with a cross-body clutch and your outfit is complete.

Thursday, 22 November 2018 13:05

Christmas Wish List 2018

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Christmas is almost here again, and the countdown to Santa’s sleigh bells will begin very soon. Sometimes it’s easy to get carried away with deciding what to buy for everyone else, and leave yourself until the very last minute!

If you have just realised that’s you, don’t panic. Some of Fashions Finest designers are on hand to help you out.

Whether it’s finding the perfect accessories for your Christmas ‘do’ or a statement dress for the New Year’s party, check out these pieces, with a word from their designers too. 

Valdenize Soares

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This stunning scarf is 100% silk, and measures approximately 90x90cm square. The main motif has a crown to denote the Queen Bee that is central to the picture and commands the other elements.

This statement piece is artwork in itself, and can be worn to add to your holiday outfit this season.

Price: £55 with free UK shipping

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Saraden Designs

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Saraden Designs ‘Vanity’ hair comb is a one of a kind piece which has been designed using Saraden Designs Handmade, light weight metallic fabric in various pastel tones. Each piece has been stencilled out, cut and rolled into its shaped before being hand sewn into place.

Vanity is very full bodied with an extensive colour palette of pink, purple, yellow, gold, blue, silver and white. It is a perfect piece to brighten up any outfit and it is one of Sarah’s favourite designs. The design is very light in weight and is secured to the head with a comb.

Price: €190

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Twozzday

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Twozzday’s latest collection, is now officially available for purchase!

This London collection was the end of a summer, nationwide tour ending in London. Stay warm this holiday season, and enjoy the style and comfort Twozzday’s collection affords you.

Price: $40-$222

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Hellavagirl

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This dress will really make a statement at the new year’s party! Made from midnight black, stretch velvet, it is a panelled dress with a beautiful fishtail shape, and iridescent shimmer throughout. This dress boasts statement sleeves and puddle train.

Size UK 8-16 available (lead time 14 days)

Price: £495 plus £10 UK shipping

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Kepaza

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Elise cardigan is a stunning cardigan made in soft viscose and is perfect for both every day or a party. Over a dress this will keep up warm and looking fresh. Available in glacier print and phantom black.

Price: Cardigan $350

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Hermosa

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These glasses are gorgeous eyewear with a clear tint. They are not weather restricted, and can be worn to accessorise any outfit over this festive period and beyond. Note the beautiful pearl and hand detailing which make the piece unique.

Price: £50 with free UK shipping.

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VRS breathes its fashion aesthetic into its first ever fragrance for men and women, ‘Forever’. Sumptuous and unforgettably sultry, the fragrance takes one on a journey through Florentine Iris, Oriental Ambergris, Bourbon Vanilla, Geranium, Calabrian Bergamot, and Suede.

Available now just in time for the holidays!

Price: $90

Make your purchase here!

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This Rubellite jumpsuit is inspired by the Rubellite gemstone itself. Contrived in New York City, only three pieces are crafted of the design. It is now available for pre-order exclusively on Shay Jaffar online store.

Not only this, but if you are one of Fashions Finest lovers, the promo code FFXmas will guarantee you 20% discount upon order!

Price: $3,880

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Olya Sookie

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Look no further for the ideal outfit for all glam events coming your way this festive season! The Nephilim dress from the atelier of Croatian designer Olya Sookie is ideal for all Christmas and new year’s parties and guarantees a striking entry into the New Year. 

How better to mark this time of year, than to look like an angel that has come down to the earth! Contribute to the magic of the season in the airy, silver-white dress that gives you an ethereal vibe.

The Nephilim dress is handmade, and can be fully customized for you! (maybe a warmer edition for the colder weather) Contact us without hesitation, we will make the dress represent the real you!

Price: £470

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Misora Nakamori

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These limited edition heels are made by hand, through collaboration with an Italian artisan, boasting the top care and expertise of a craftsman’s hand. They are made with a leather upper, and originally crafted wooden heels to make your chosen party outfit special this holiday season.

Price: £860 with free UK shipping

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Quillattire

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Retro Blue waterproof windbreaker. This is a limited edition, unisex teal colour wind breaker. (Model wearing size M.)

It boasts a pouch pocket front, with invisible zip compartment and a button front pocket perfect for your valuables. You even get another invisible side zip for your wallet and phone.

The inside is lined with a mesh that is printed with our signature bespoke retro leopard print, and text printed on the sleeves reads 'I am who i am. Your approval is not needed.’ Cord is in black and a half zip at the front. 

A cool, statement piece that can be dressed up or down to accentuate your choice of dress this holiday season!

Price: £68

Get the look here! 

Happy Christmas Shopping, and may all your wishes come true this holiday season! 

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