Sunday, 12 July 2015

The big clear out

I have spent the past few days going through my drawers and wardrobes ... With my clothes taking over the house it was no good.  Either we had to move out or some of the clothes had to go.

With a heavy heart I set about sorting through my clothes ... Ruthlessly discarding anything that was looking tired or was never likely to be worn.  It is a strangely unpleasant experience ... I hate to let good clothes go!  

I believe that I have worked my way through the sadness of such an event and have found the silver lining ... Now I have space for new clothes!  Shopping will ease the pain!

Question is where to start... I love a good sale and as I remember these tend to happen around the end of July.  Expect to see the bargains I've picked up at the beginning or August.

In preparation I propose to lose a few pounds by the end of the month.  Wish me luck!

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Friday, 3 July 2015

Make Your Own Egg White Face Masks

Times are tight at the moment so why pay out for a pampering face mask when you can make your own from everyday ingredients in your kitchen.  

Here is simple recipe to start you on your home made pampering sessions:-

Egg White Face Mask

Simple to make with just 2 ingredients this face mask should leave your skin feeling silky soft.


Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Swim with Style

Swimwear as a mother can be a nightmare.  The having of babies is not so kind upon the tummy.

Swimming Costumes and high wasted bikinis are the best way to cover that mum tum.  That doesn't mean you can't swim in style.  Here are some current costumes that will make the best of your figure without lacking in fashion.

Flattering to the figure by drawing your eye to the center.

Cover the tum and drawing the eye to an alternative figure shape

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Win A LyDia Professional 6 Piece mini Makeup Brush Set in Zip Case

To celebrate my new blog i'm giving away a LyDia Professional 6 Piece mini Makeup Brush Set in Zip Case.

This beautiful makeup brush set is the perfect travel accessory for beauty on the go.

The set includes six brushes: Concealer, Foundation, Face Blender, Eye Shadow, Eye Liner and Eye Brow. All brushes have pink wooden handles and come in a hand zip case.

Help Me Celebrate Mums Love Style with this beauty giveaway.

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Adventures with my Tria Age Defying Laser - 1 month use

Updating on my post in May I've now been using my Tria Laser for a month ... So how has it gone?

After getting used to the laser at the second setting I moved up to level three (about two and a half weeks after starting).

Level three is a bit more painful.  It still feels a bit like tiny pin pricks but each of the four areas are treated for around 90 seconds.  This also means it now takes three times as long to use.  All in all with pre cleansing treating and post serum it still only takes about ten minutes.  The batteries however run down much faster on the highest level and I find myself having to charge it after every couple of treatments.

Post treatment my face now goes tomato red and I'm pretty sure I could cook eggs on my face for at least ten minutes.  It does sting for a while after ... I'd definitely advise avoid touching your face too much as it makes it sorer and don't do this treatment right before bed.  It takes my skin around 30-40 minutes to settle down and then still for a few hours after I look a bit too pink.

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Make Your Own Eczema Cream

A long time sufferer of Eczema I decided enough is enough ... there must be an answer out there to my itchy woes.  So a googling I went.

I stumbled across this excellent recipe:-

1/4 cup of oats
3/4 cup of Coconut Oil
1 tablespoon of Olive oil.

Quick and easy to make simply grind the oats to a fine flour like powder (a blender works well), Gently heat the coconut oil in a pan until it turns to liquid then add all the ingredients and mix well.

Pour into a container and leave for a few hours to harden.

This cream smells delicious and used daily has really improved my condition.

Oats contain their own healthy oil and have been known to help with Eczema and coconut oil and olive are excellent moisturisers.  some say coconut oil helps reduce wrinkles ... i'm not sure if this is true but it does smell beautiful and has helped keep my itches at bay.

Monday, 8 June 2015

Get Confidence Through Clothes

Looking through my wardrobe I realised there are some clothes that just make me feel more confident.  Pair them with a pair of beautiful heals and I'm boosted all day.  But is this just a crazy quirk of me or is it true in the population as a whole.

According to Professor Karen Pine this isn't a madness held by just me but clothing has an affect on all.

She looked through various research and found that clothing did indeed alter the mind.

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Dress for Your Mind

Did you know that colour can have an affect on your mind and mood? Research suggests this is the case.  
For instance red can help to create positive feelings.  It is also connected to passion, power and romance.  Based on this a little red dress is far wiser for a first date than a little black one.

Dress in Blue to calm and relax but avoid if you are having a sad day.

Saturday, 6 June 2015

All About The Arrows

Watched the hunger games yesterday which has set me on a passion for Archery today.  So I have found myself on a mission today to quench my arrow lust.  Below see my top Arrow themed pics for the day.

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Budget vs Beauty

Budget Vs Beauty

Summer Style on a Budget

Currently Oasis have  a sale and free delivery if ordered before sunday.  Perfect opportunity to grab some great style bargains.

Top Picks for today's summer style on a budget are ...

Oasis's Beautiful red with spot detail summer dress - style it up with a smart jacket and heels or keep it casual for warm summer days.  Currently on sale was £45 now £18.  Grab it whilst stocks last.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Monochrome Mania

Woke this morning with a need for Black and white.  Its monochrome mania from this mum today.  So i've gone on a bit of a search and found my favourite monochrome must haves:-

A sexy Monochrome Mini Dress, perfect partywear

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Me and the Tria Age defying laser

14th May 2015

So in a moment of madness and at a cost of £440 on special offer I have bought myself the Tria Age Defying Laser (gulp still getting over the cost of it gulp).  But at 38 i can see the big 40 looming round the corner.  Any help i can have to fight off natures wicked aging ways and I am willing to try.

The promises are vast.  It claims to "visibly restore the natural luminosity of your entire face, reduce discolouration, improve skin texture and smooth hard-to-treat wrinkles in the comfort of your own home. Penetrating beams of light continuously rebuild collagen beneath the skin’s surface for a more youthful, radiant and refreshed look in as little as 2 weeks."

 The information with the product states that it is designed to use the same technology as professional clinics (fractional non-ablative laser treatments). In comparison to professional treatments £440 is not so expensive. I'm eager to try it .. if only to find out i've made a very expensive mistake.

Friday, 22 May 2015

Shoe Spirit

Top of my fashion love list is shoes.  This blog comes from a place of Love .... beautiful beautiful shoe love and today I am sharing my favourite shoes from around the web.

Hope you enjoy it as much as I have:-

Starting with the best I found... my ultimate crave

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Keeping it Casual

Today is a lazy day.  No dressing up .. I'm keeping it casual. So todays favourite choices from around the world are based around comfortable fashion:-

Starting with a casual but trendy denim playsuit

Monday, 11 May 2015

Must Haves

Fantastic Fashion Finds.  These links help keep the blog going and have been specially selected by me.  Please click through a few and find some fashion gems.

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