Tuesday, 19 August 2014

How to: Three ways to wear your box braids in an up do

Hi Lovelies!

So hands up which of my readers love box braids? Oh good, me too!

When I have my hair in box braids, most of the time I have to admit I do have my hair styled up and out the way. Why? Because let's face it, it does get in the way. I wanted to share with you three ways I like to wear my box braids in an up do when I have my hair braided.

Big messy bun
This style is pretty simple to achieve; all you need to do is pull the braids through your hair bobble  but not all the way through and leave it handing loose, then tuck in any straggly ends underneath and voila!

To accessorize or not
A simple donut bun is neat and tidy but can be spruced up with a headscarf/bow, just make sure you pin away any escaping strands of braids that try  to mess up this look.

 Quirky Bun
If you fancy something different why not try half you hair up in a twist bun and the rest down.

Will you be trying any of these looks? If you need a tutorial video/step by step of any of them please leave a comment.


Monday, 18 August 2014

Topic: Things that will never grace my wardrobe

Hi Wonderfuls!

I wanted to post something a little bit different today, instead of talking about items I admire or own I thought a quick post dedicated to the items in 'fashion' that I would never personally wear would mix it up a bit. There will always be items that come in and out of trend that some of us love and others dislike hate.... and here are mine!

Bum Bags/Fanny packs
Whatever you want to call them I don't care if they're convenient, I don't care if you stud them up, splash glitter on them etcetcetc in my opinion these should only be worn by grandad's!

Harem Pants
I can't pull these off and never considered trying to be honest, they make my thighs look huge. If I could pull them off like Princess Jasmine can then maybe I'd give them a shot however I really don't fancy resembling Aladdin so I steer clear.

Do I really need to leave an explanation for why I wouldn't wear these? Really!

Real Fur
A controversial and sometimes hypocritical stances for those who do eat meat but I am against hunting animals as a sport and wearing their beautiful so you will NEVER see me wear real fur.

What would you never wear?


Thursday, 3 July 2014

Health & Fitness: My Juice Plus Diet Journey

Hi Beauties!

So hands up; how many of you out there are struggling to loose the pounds? If your hands up then I was once there with you all and I was also of those who loves food a bit too much and hated working out; actually I still do love food and hate working out.

But I wanted to do a post based on my Juice Plus journey, for those of you who haven't heard of this brand of weight loss supplement then it is made of essential nutrients from fruit and vegetables. Not only that but it provides a fab variety of breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes, smoothie recipes and detox plans to help you on your journey. And as you can see it is working for me...

Here is my three months progression - and my journey hasn't ended there AT ALL. I have been working out twice a week for the first part of the dieting, recently I have relaxed a bit because I don't want to depend on this diet. I know all about crash diets but this is a way to completely change the way you eat and look at food.

I have my holiday in three weeks so I'm doing well to maintain the position I am currently in, I will start working out again and I am hoping the next time you see my in next to nothing on my blog I'll look hot in a bikini at the beach. So here's to the next three months of healthy eating!

Anyone else tried Juice Plus? Leave me some links so I can see your journey.


Thursday, 26 June 2014

Outfit of the Day: Royal Ascot 2014

Hi Beauts!

I can not believe it has been almost a week since I entered the fabulous Grandstand of the Ascot racecourse for the second year running. A big lover of dressing up, hats and horses once again I was in my element but this time I went with my boyfriend, mom and step-dad.

This year I based my outfit around the vintage dress I found in Canada in August last year....

At a bargain price of £12 I new it was perfect for this event and just had to hunt down a hat to go with it. Luckily I found this Jasper Conran hat in the Debenham sale from £90+ down to £28 - again another bargain.....

Here are some photos of the day...

If you have never been to horse racing or Royal Ascot I would definitely suggest you go as something to tick off your bucket list!

Did you go to Royal Ascot this year? If so please leave links!

Take a peak at what I wore last year!

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Haul: Superdrug 3 for 2 Beauty Haul

Hi Lovelies

I decided to take full advantage of the 3for2 beauty offer currently running in Superdrug at the moment, it was the perfect timing as I have been keen to purchase some new items for my make up collection.

I was about to run out of my HG foundation which is MAC studio fix fluid, I have been using this liquid foundation for about 8 years and decided it was about time I found a dupe for the days when I want to save a bit on my make up that month...

My dupe for Studio Fix Powder has to be Rimmel Stay Matte powder, so purchased this also......

As my eyebrow pencil has nearly finished I also picked up the Beauty UK pencil and i'm very impressed by the brush....

Did you take advantage of the 3for2 offer? What did you buy, leave some links below!