Wednesday, 20 March 2013

MIXING THE TRENDS

Well today I had a lecture cancelled so  decided to window shop and fell in love with the current trends. I thought it would be cool to combine two of the trends to make my dream outfits. I wish I had a never ending bank account, a girl can dream right ;). Anyway here is my take on mixing the current trends.


MONOCHROME VS NEON

Monochrome vs Neon

Monochrome vs Neon by kamarla featuring gemstone jewelry

I decided to pair the monochrome trend and the neon trend together. I love the way a pop of neon colour can liven up an otherwise structured and crisp look. This outfit is sophisticated, but paired with the bright neon yellow shows that your also fun and daring.



PASTELS VS METALLICS


Pastel vs Metallics


I chose to put the pastel trend and metallic trend to go head to head, as this look is so cute. The way the pastel looks so innocent paired with the edgy metallic look creates a great look. the subtle metallics adds an extra piece of glamour making the pastel stand out.



STRIPES VS EMBELLISHMENTS

Stripes vs Embellishments


I went for a more glamourous look this time by pairing the embellishment trend with the striped trend. This has created a chic and elegant look, that just screams sophistication. I chose not to add any jewellery to the outfit as I think the shoes and sheer blouse does all the talking.


ROMANTIC PRINTS VS LEATHER

Romantic Prints vs Leather



I have to say this look is very cute but with a twist, as I have paired the romantic print trend with the edgy leather. So it shows that you have a sweet side, but also a mysterious side. I love how the cool royal blue compliments the black leather so well.



So there you have it, my take on mixing the trends. Tell me what you think or what trends you like the best at the moment.



Hugs and Kisses

Monday, 11 March 2013

1 For All Body scrub by Purely Natural *

Hi Belles,

I was recently sent a body scrub from Purely Natural. If you haven't already realised I love trying out new organic and natural skincare products especially as my brother is a holistic therapist, essential oils and products are always being created at home!

 Who are Purely Natural? 


Logo www.purelynaturalskin.co.uk
Credit:www.purelynaturalskin.co.uk
Purely Natural is an online natural beauty and skincare company, founded by Dean. Purely Natural aim is to be #1 in the World at helping people treat their skin naturally.

 The company was set up for 2 main reasons:
  1. To appeal to the skincare market for people with problematic skins aggravated by harsh ingredients.
  2. To bring true natural skin care products to the market as majority of companies claim they are natural when they are not 100% natural.
3 main principles of Purely Natural are Honesty, Being Helpful and Always Natural.

Purely Natural formula to obtain beautiful skin you require a healthy balance of the following:

 Purely Natural Products + Healthy Food + Regular Exercise= Hello Beautiful Skin!

 1 For All Body Scrub

The 1 For All Body Scrub* is a 3 in 1 scrub that exfoliates, moisturises & deep cleanses to leave your skin feeling rejuvenated and soft. This natural body scrub states to remove dead skin cells to allow regeneration of skin for a youthful look. It contains both walnut & jojoba oil to assist in moisturising the skin. Also it is a product suitable for Vegans.
It contains the following natural ingredients:

- Fine Sugar from sugar beet to exfoliate the skin.

- Oils contained: Extra Virgin Olive Oil,  Walnut Oil,  Vitamin E Oil, Jojoba Oil, Jasmine Oil, Lavender Oil and Rose-Geranium Oil

I think this 1 For All scrub is an amazing product and I understand why it is considered a 'Best Seller'. I like the rich sugar and slightly oiled consistency as it quickly scrubs into body and instantly transforms it to become supple and smooth. It is both cleansing and moisturing allowing my body to be soft for hours .  Due to wide assortment of oils contained in the scrub, it is perfect to use twice a day to keep the skin moisturised and you require only a small handful of product when you are in the bath or shower to last you throughout the day with minimal extra body lotion.

I love the simple yet effective recyclable tub packaging, it is large enough to get access to grab a sufficient handful of product. Also due to it being packaged in a tub, it allows you to use all of the product unlike normal squeezy body scrubs where you can't access all the product when it is near finishing , which can sometimes make you miss out on a least 5ml of product. I think 200ml product size is very good value for money. One thing I have to point out , is that this scrub comes with a shelf life of 4 months due to the naturalness of ingredients, but that just means you have more reason to use it often :)

This has impressed me by a mile and has now become a staple in my wash routine. I recommend it to absolutely anyone, whatever age you are!

The 1 For All Body Scrub retails for £5.95/200ml and you can buy this from Purely Natural  HERE.

Have you tried anything from Purely Natural Skincare?

Peace, Love & Besos
 

Monday, 4 March 2013

Mum and Daughters Day: York Designer Outlet


After completing 12 crazy exams in about a month. I deserved a well needed break and some retail therapy to perk me up.

My mum recently moved up to York, so me and my sister made a trip up to York and stayed for a girls week. My mother spoiled us so much by taking us out to eat nearly every night, and by day we explored the quaint town of York.




Then to my surprise we discovered that York had a designer outlet. Needless to say we jumped in the car and headed straight there for the day.






It is quite big with two floors, although the top floor is dedicated to restaurants. The design reminded me of Bluewater shopping centre, and as you walk down each row beautiful designer shops grace each side. But even better is the massive price cuts of around 50% - 70% *jaw dropping I know*



My mum was in her element and purchased some gorgeous, navy, fitted Aquascutum trousers for a steal of a price. Which was wrapped up neatly in an Aquascutum logo, navy cardboard bag and tied with the matching crest and monogrammed ribbon. Which shows that even though you may not be paying the luxury price, their fabulous customer service is still paramount.







She also picked up such a cute bag in the M & S outlet *I will be borrowing that bag for an indefinite period lol* which was reduced even further because a part of the clasp had detached. I attached it within 2mins when we got home and it looked perfect. Seriously this bag looks so chic as it is patent black with gold chain accessories, but no one would believe the bargain we got. (Sorry my mum didn't take pictures of her items)








Both my mum and sister had fun buying shirts in Polo Ralph Lauren, although they did fight over one of the shirts because it was last one *it's safe to say the fight is still ongoing lol* . They bought a couple of the pinstripe shirts with the large horse and polo emblem on the side.





Even though it was a girls weekend we couldn't leave out my brother, so my mum bought him a really nice knitted v-neck jumper from Austin Reed, which was unique and more than likely one of a kind.





My favourite store was Pink by Thomas Pink, who designs top quality shirts. I was pleasantly excited when I clocked the women's shirts and was shocked to find that they went as low as a sizes 4 and 6. As I am so petite it is hard to find my size in many shops and I still get excited when I see my size. Of course I had to purchase some shirts. Not only because they were small, but also because I will be finishing my post graduate course at uni in a matter of months, meaning it's time to get my work-wear wardrobe in order. I picked up these smart fitted pinstripe shirts for a really good price.





On the way back we visited York town again and I picked up some black leggings with gold zips from Zara. I don't tend to wear leggings but I liked the fact that these were of thick material and had the elasticated waist so that it is nice and fitted. Plus in this cold weather I would say that leggings are an essential.



Hugs and Kisses

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