Sunday, 12 June 2016

Ways to slay

Guess whose back my darlings?
Some may say it's been a while but I can only promise you I have been planning a whole lot of sass and a whole lot of love ... because we are all for a little excitement right? Everything appears to be all work and no play these days but thats not always the case, as long as you make it worth your while.
It's time to slay.

We gon' slay, gon' slay, we slay, I slay- Beyonce

1| Experiment and excel 
A little spontanuity goes a long way so always make a conscious effort to say yes to things that scare you. Who would have thought jumping on that aeroplane solo would allow you to dominate a new surrounding? Or maybe it's time to drop everything and refresh? 
This could make you instead of break you, never let fear get in your way.

2| Dare and desire
With little opportunity to back out, the act of daring yourself can be defining. If I say i'm going to do something I will do it, whether that is in an instant or in a while. Why would you dare yourself in the first place if you didn't desire the potential outcome?

3| Thrill and thrive 
Do not be boring.
This mantra is applicable in all areas of life whether thats style, work or relations. 
If you find a certain setting thrilling it's time to show everyone what you are made of. 
Turn satisfaction into pleasure and thrive.

4| Speak and suceed 
You have a voice so use it. Many have proven that it only takes one person to have a significant impact in the world. Have you ever thought that person could be you? Success is measured in many ways and is different to many people. Its your turn to influence, inspire and motivate others.

5| Figure and flourish 
Life is tough ... build a bridge. When life gets you down find a solution before it gets the better of you. The ability to pull through your darkest time prepares you for anything that is to come. Instead of picking yourself up refrain from allowing it to overcome you at all

6| Get up and get a grip
Stop complaining and get it together, no explanation needed. Don't be a time waster, the world is YOUR oyster.

 7| Charm and challenge
A little charm goes a long way, we all know that. However use this to your advantage. The ability to charm is nothing unless you can provide a challenge. Never show weakness.
No one can make you feel inferior with your consent- Eleanor Roosevelt.

8| Bewitch and bypass 
Haters gonna hate hate hate hate hate hate?
We all know how to say au revoir, don't let anyone dim your light.

9| Mesmerise and minimise
Take your head out the clouds darling. Whilst we all dream of frolicking on the beach of a deserted island that will come in time. If you really want something nothing will get in your way so minimise that daydream and go get it. 

10| Sass and slay
Sassiness makes the world go round. It's a way of saying you never take life too seriously. Sure these are a few life guidelines but no one said you can't have a little fun whilst fulfilling your goals.
You've got this.

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Friday, 13 May 2016

Scents of desire

Signature scents scream personality.
Whilst difficult to establish this is one chance, like any other, to show off a touch of your personality without saying a word. Whilst finding a signature scent can be a little daunting, and often a little boring when you've tried one after the other, the end result is beyond rewarding. Instead of choosing one why not choose a selection? Here are the five scents I currently live by, one for each occasion of course.  
Decadence, by Marc Jacobs SHOP
This is my feel good fragrance and ultimately it smells divine.
Made up of Italian plum, Bulgarian Rose and Liquid Amber this sweet scent speaks sophistication and femininity. This is one fragrance I consider an off duty favourite. Of course leave it to Marc Jacobs to create the most divine packaging making it the perfect home decor piece. 

My Burberry, by Burberry SHOP
My Burberry is a fragrance iconic of this darling fashion house. Whilst of course this is one universal scent there is something special that finds itself tailoring to your personality. As I spend the majority of my time working this is one fragrance I enjoying spraying every morning. With notes of sweet pea, geranium leaf, quince and freesia paired with base of patchouli, damask and rose, this scent is sensual and strong in presence. 

                               
Black Orchid, by Tom Ford SHOP
My signature scents include a mixture of luxury purchases and beauty treats. Whilst many, particularly Tom Ford, find themselves at the higher end of the market their investment is worthwhile. When purchasing luxury fragrance I find scents are stronger and require less use. Black Orchid is just one of those investment purchases. This has the potential to be my all time favourite scent and upon smelling it for the first time I immediately fell in love. This is not a scent that you will ever forget. Combining black orchid with patchouli, vanilla and sandal wood (as just a few key ingredients) this scent is perfect for date night. It's overpowering, mysterious and provokes curiosity. 

Black Opium, Yves Saint Laurent SHOP
Okay so this is where things get a little bit sassier. Black Opium is my go to scent when its time to party. Its fun, flirtatious and feisty. Its sweet scent is delicious and welcomed. With Black coffee, white florals and vanilla this is one scent that will make not only compliment your show stopping ensemble but make you feel oh so glamourous. 

Diamonds by Emporio Armani SHOP
Now some may find this a little crazy however I can never not wear fragrance. Diamonds is my go to scent on those chill days, whether thats working from home or simply relaxing. With litchi, raspberry and amber this fragrance is bold and brilliant yet understated. It makes even those dreary dull days that little bit more exciting. 

Can you name your signature scents darlings?
Once you have chosen these they will stay with you for life.
Your scent speaks a thousand words so its time to perfect it to YOUR personality.
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Wednesday, 11 May 2016

7 Shades of Summer

Summer is just around the corner and its time things got a little shady.
Your summer colour palette is vital to staying on trend this season, so whether you're
 frolicking in the city or escaping to the island your look will be head to flawless without fail. 
Turquoise
In the height of summer its only right that all you would like to do is wear divine pastels on repeat. Turquoise is a summer classic and your favourite high street stores provide you with endless possibilities. Whether we're talking bikinis, sandals, shades or maxis, turquoise always succeeds.
Colour combination- Pink
Beauty look-  A gorgeous shimmering tan
Accessorise with- Barely there sandals
Destination inspiration- A tropical island, Maldives, Seychelles, Barbados?
Lemonade
It was always inevitable that lemonade would be the talk of the summer. Many despise wearing yellow however fail to recognise that this shade is complimentary on every skin tone, ridiculously flattering and hot off the runway.
Colour combination- White
Beauty look- Bronzed bombshell
Accessorise with- Your favourite shades
Destination inspiration- Australian road tripping with a touch of Queen B's new album
Blood orange
I know what you're thinking, the word orange and everyone runs a mile. Well lets change that darlings because this is your key to looking ultimately fabulous. Whilst admittedly this isn't a colour combination that favours all, there are many different ways and variations to work this shade. Whether you are in need of a little more red, or feeling a little more daring with a touch more orange, if you master this shade you can do anything.
Colour combination- Gold
Beauty look- A polished sleek pony
Accessorise with- Fine costume jewellery
Destination inspiration- Salsa classes and margaritas in Cuba
Peach
Peach is perfect when it comes to swimwear due to the many ways we can incorporate it into different looks. This summer is all about cover ups. Whilst many utilise cover ups as a mean of necessity it's time to remember that the beach is your dream setting. It's time to get outrageously embellished, exquisitely sheer and ultimately elegant. 
Colour combination- Ivories, pearls and white
Beauty look- Gorgeous wavy locks
Accessorise with- Gold/Silver temporary tattoos
Destination inspiration- A Miami pool party
Fuchsia
Fuchsia returns every single year but why? It's bold and vibrant presence is enough to place the spotlight on anyone. Whilst many find fuchsia a little daunting it's time to remember experimenting with a seasonal colour palette more than often pays off. When it comes to those summer nights we are looking for something a little more exciting. Whilst pastel shades are perfect for Summer weddings and garden parties we often lose interest in them when the sun sets. Go bright and beautiful, it speaks sexy, sassy and show stopping.
Colour combination- Red, rule breaking colour clashing
Beauty look- Bright lips
Accessorise with- A pair of stilettos
Destination inspiration- One night in Vegas
Lime
Most surprising, it is lime that we find at the centre of summer shade. I can assure you that wherever you go lime will fill the racks of your favourite clothing stores. Whilst bold, lime is also brilliant. There are really no limitations to this colour so it's time we make use of that. This shade is chic, charismatic and delicious. Summer is its time to flourish, as is yours.
Colour combination- White
Beauty look- Bb cream and tinted moisturiser 
Accessorise with- Tan embellished sandals
Destination inspiration- The streets of Pariee, Rome or Barcelona
White
It's time to keep it classic. White is on trend in every season but the contrast between winter and summer is exceptional. Summer white is used to extenuate the finest cuts and textures. Paired with a gorgeous natural glow, white is perfect for any occasion. Whilst an extremely difficult colour to pull off, paired with the right accessories it has the potential to be the greatest shade of them all. Plus it will never go out of trend. Imagine yourself as Serena Van Der Woodsen taking the Hampton's.
Colour combination- Black. Monochrome is back this season.
Beauty look- Over the top highlighter
Accessorise with- A flirting fedora
Destination inspiration- The French Riviera and a touch of wine tasting


Darlings, which will be your favourite colour this Summer?
Whilst this season's palettes incorporate some of our favourite shades we also see the introduction and return of the classic experimental colours.
These summer shades are a little more outspoken, flirtatious and powerful.

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Monday, 2 May 2016

Glam by Charlotte Tilbury

Darlings, you all know my love of Charlotte Tilbury. Just last month I was showing you some of her divine creations in the most exquisite packaging. Well this week I was lucky enough to meet her. As  expected, Charlotte was as gorgeous as can be. Instantly my favourite thing about her was her love of women and her ability to empower them through her vision and products.

Charlotte has created ten signature looks. Whilst these looks are all very different she believes that everyday you should be able to wake up and work a different one- anyone can pull them off. 

Whether you're a Vintage Vamp like myself, Uptown girl or the Glamour muse the possibilities are endless when you're recreating. I was lucky enough to receive a consultation off Charlotte in which she recommended the perfect products for both my personality and look. With Vintage Vamp and Rock chick being on top of her list for me I soon found myself sat in the glam chair with gorgeous cranberry eyes, Cara D eyebrows and of course those insane crimson lips.

Charlotte was instantly able to tell me that I was already wearing Dolce Vita eyes, Bitch perfect lips and Cheek to chic blusher. If that doesn't show a little dedication i'm not sure what does. I walked away with an array of new products to add to my collection. As Charlotte glams up some of the fashion world's finest for tonights Met Gala I can be rest assured that i've met one of the worlds greatest make up artists. 


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Thursday, 14 April 2016

Coachella thrills, Valley frolics

We have waited an entire year and Coachella has arrived once again. 
It's time to get our pins showing and tan glowing to slay in the Valley.
Coachella presents some of the best style the Summer has to offer, so of course your packing needs to be on point. Follow these rules and darlings you will be the talk of the Colarado desert. 
TO PACK
SPAGHETTI STRAPS cali pro
DAISY DUKES bikinis on top
LACE UP PINS tantalising trend
CHOKER ME UP inner rock chick

BOOTING ME OUT festival frenzy
PALAZZO PLEASURES cover the bottom, kill it on the top
CROPPED CROCHET you wouldn't want to be cropped out
SHEER SEXY because its valley frolicking
FLIRTING FEDORAS oversized, overly pleasing

BUCKLE ME UP one of the only times vintage is a go to
HIGH WAISTED HINTING if you've got it flaunt it (you've got it)
MAXI MEASURES an easy show stopper
SATCHEL SLIPPING ta ta to your favourite Prada and Givenchy for now
WAYS TO SLAY
GO HARD OR GO HOME hair extensions, hair colour
TIME TO GET SHADY go wild with your shades
PIERCE ME PLEASE fake that nose piercing for a weekend

BRAIDS FOR DAYS no reason necessary
HOT ON THE LIP brights only
FIGHT THE FRINGE never overly cliche 

HEAD IN THE GAME only hats on point
SPRAY YOUR NAILS switch up your mani
PRINT ME PLEASE because boring is boring

EMOJI OUTRAGE Real time pins, Moschino all around
FRILLS OR THRILLS? I'll let you decide
Coachella is here for two weekends running.
Sure the music great but we all know what's just a good. 
We are talking our favourite fashionistas and Ivy Park all over.
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Tuesday, 5 April 2016

10 Ways to kill seasonal blues

When the weather is a drag, your schedule is hectic and everything around you feels a little crazy you know you're in need of a little relief. Whilst we all lust after Summer and the festive period, March and April feel a little more understated. Here is a way of fixing just that.

Book a holiday
With April showers looming and of course the classic British weather I know the very one thing that tops my list of ways to kill seasonal blues is by booking a holiday. We are talking destination beach. This means purchasing an array of brand new swimwear, getting bikini body ready and a constant countdown until its time to sun it up somewhere deliciously tropical. 

Prepare your Summer wardrobe
Summer ensembles are everywhere right now and many leave it too late to purchase them. Of course those lacy cover up shorts you had your eye on are sold out in every size when you come to shop your Summer wardrobe in June. Now is the time to begin and by starting early and continuing until we are in the height of Summer you can guarantee your wardrobe will be extensive and excellent.

Sign up to a new class
For me I would love to join something completely out of the ordinary like a hula hooping or roller blading class. Now i'm not talking your typical sports classes that you will find yourself bored of within weeks of attending. If you loved them that much you would have signed up way before now.

Create your motivation playlist
Maybe you need a killer playlist for when your work out, or if you're like me one for when you are driving. Update your playlist with some power plays and some of the hottest chart songs. You know that feeling you get when one of your favourite songs comes on? Multiply it.  

Set an alarm
Do not waste your day away. Set an alarm for 8am every morning (if possible) or even earlier. Spend a little extra time preparing yourself for the day ahead and most off all make yourself motivated from the moment you wake. This isn't going to happen if you are staying in bed until lunchtime.

Visit somewhere spontaneous
Go trampolining, climb a mountain, visit a castle. Do something unexpected. Do something that will get you excited. 

A new movie a week
At the moment I absolutely love going to the cinema to catch up on the latest flicks. All movies are completely topical, provide you with excellent knowledge (you are always in the know when it comes to the latest chick flick)  and require minimal effort for those days when your free time is taken up with tiredness and exhaustion.  

Once a week indulge
No matter how caught up in work you are always take time out at least once a week to do what you would like to do. Whether this is partying, dinner or straight out chilling you will never find yourself in regret.

Take up a new hobby
Read a book. Paint a picture. Garden.
Do anything that will make passing the time away delightful. Never waste your time.

Purchase something you would never purchase
This is perhaps the one that I am best at. Whilst materialistic goods are by no way the way to make things better they certainly help. We are not talking expense however something spontaneous. Maybe it was those pair of vibrant sky high stilettos, or that matchy matchy co-ord ensemble. Shop. 


We all need a little Spring fever.
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Monday, 21 March 2016

For the love of Charlotte

 
 
Lipstick shades Bitch Perfect, Lost Cherry & Velvet Underground 
  
Eyeshadow Quad in Dolce Vita 
 
Blusher in Love Glow
On The Charlotte appeal...
Whether its the sassy lipstick names or the divine gold packaging, there is something that about Charlotte Tilbury that makes you instantly fall in love. Well there is more than meets the eye.

On the range of products...
Charlotte Tilbury products are all about luxury. Iconically British, this brand has attracted beauty lovers across the globe and has the world at its feet. From the perfect nude lip to an exquisite shimmering eye, Charlotte knows before even you know.

On the price...
Whilst considered a high end brand spending money on Charlotte Tilbury products feels more rewarding than others. Perhaps its the fresh creative vision that she brings to the table or perhaps the endless array of products that you find yourself needing in every shade. Regardless if you are going to put your money where your mouth is at least let it be Bitch Perfect.

On the feel good factor... 
Whether sweet and sophisticated or daring and dramatic there is room within this one brand for all your alter egos and personalities. The thought placed into each and every product cannot go unnoticed and I am yet to come across one 'average' piece. They are all flawless.

On new creations...
When have you ever been able to purchase lip blotting paper in the shade you are wearing? Or had a blusher that not only can be used with ease but focuses on all your best parts? Or maybe its the magic cream that has been a life changer? It's in the name of Charlotte.

Shop the Charlotte Tilbury collection at 

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