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Summer hair – beat the frizz!

Summer hair – beat the frizz!

With summer just around the corner the last thing you need is dry and frazzled hair. A little preparation before you set off on holiday and a change in routine whilst on holiday may be all you need to protect your colour and prevent your hair resembling that of the scarecrow in The Wizard Of Oz! I always end up with a big frizz when the weather is humid.  VIEW the POST

Are sauna and steam rooms harsh on your skin – what you should know

Are sauna and steam rooms harsh on your skin – what you should know

Spring is technically just around the corner now, but for many states across the country, it’s hard to tell as winter storms are still happening and the temperatures haven’t done much in terms of warming up. It’s about this time of year that most of us are pretty much done with winter and are looking for ways to warm up and get rid of the chill that settled in back in November. Perhaps you’ve been thinking about giving that sauna or steam room a try at your local health club, spa, or even at a friend’s house, but you’ve been holding back in fear of what it may do to your skin. It’s normal to have very dry sensitive skin at this time of year, so aggravating it isn’t high on the to-do list. So, are sauna and steam rooms good for your skin? VIEW the POST

3 Ways to find excellent deals on children’s accessories

With Christmas right around the corner, most people have already started giving and buying gifts. Although the holidays are for the whole family to enjoy, it’s no secret that the kids look forward to the festivities the most. Toys are the most obvious and popular gifts given to children, but eventually, you’ll run out of toy ideas, and expanding their wardrobe (with children’s accessories) will undoubtedly come to mind.

How to get your family looking great

How to get your family looking great

If you enjoy looking after your family, it is likely that you take great pride in their appearance. This is the ideal way for you to show the world how well your loved ones are taken care of. However, the stresses and strains of daily life can sometimes get in the way of keeping up appearances. Therefore, it is extremely important that you plan ahead. Instead of aiming for perfection, your goal should be helping your loved ones to feel cool and confident in everything they do. Below are four ways that you can get your family looking great.VIEW the POST

The dos and don’ts of buying clothing as a Xmas gift

The dos and don’ts of buying clothing as a Xmas gift

Clothing is a hard gift to get right. Even if you manage to nail a person’s preference, there’s the added pressure to get it in the right size. Here are a few dos and don’ts to consider when buying clothing to ensure your gift is a success.VIEW the POST

Dermalogica favourites kit: give the gift of beauty

If you have someone to buy for and you are not quite sure what beauty regime they have, or whether they have a favourite brand. A great option is grab a kit that has small versions, so they can test it and then buy the larger products. Pure Beauty have this “Dermalogica favourites kit” which is perfect for trialling. Read below for my recommended daily regime…

Autumn childrenswear is just incredibly cute and fun #fashion

Autumn childrenswear is just incredibly cute and fun #fashion

I wish I had these cool fashion options open to me when I was younger. Not that I dressed myself at 5 years old! I discovered shops that I didn't even realise sold childrenswear this month. I had fun choosing funky Autumn childrenswear items for the little ones and styling them up over half term. The children loved it too. VIEW the POST

How to curate your own style rather than rely on trends

How to curate your own style rather than rely on trends

We live in a world where fashion trends are thrown in our faces constantly. Glossy magazines dictate what you should and shouldn’t wear with each coming season, and the ease of celebrities’ interaction with the public through social media sees followers attempting to imitate the look of their favorite models, musicians, actors, and socialites. It’s not all too surprising that sometimes we find it difficult to keep up. As soon as we purchase one fashion staple, the fad seems to have passed, and the item is cast aside as we chase the latest trend. But this doesn’t have to be the case. Why follow the crowd when you could have your own distinct, standout style? Perhaps Ralph Lauren put it best when he once said: “fashion is transient, trends come and go. I believe in style, not fashion". Here’s everything you need to know about curating your own, individual style rather ...

The problem with fashion trends #fashion

The existence of fashion trends date back hundreds of years. They signified to show how much extra money and leisure time you had. They signified your level in society, suggested your connection to royal families, that sort of thing. It would begin with whatever the reigning party, king or queen, liked – and the faster you caught on and followed suit, the better it indicated you were to observant of their tastes.

A sparkly dress for every occasion with Quiz Clothing

A sparkly dress for every occasion with Quiz Clothing

To say I felt like a princess in my sparkly sequin dress from Quiz Clothing, is an understatement. I have never had an occasion where I could choose from an array of going out dresses, until earlier in July when I attended an awards ceremony. I felt like a million dollars! It's amazing how your mood changes your whole appearance too, I was beaming from ear to ear.  VIEW the POST

Bag a bargain just in time for the Summer holidays #LovetheSales

Bag a bargain just in time for the Summer holidays #LovetheSales

You may recall last Summer I had a little rave about a new website I came across: Love the Sales. The site that lists fashion items, that are just in the sale! Well, I wanted to give you a little update because I think it's brilliant and you could grab yourself a bargain before the Summer holidays arrive - find your maxi dresses and a spare pair of shorts for the kids!VIEW the POST

Taking care of your biggest organ

Your skin is one of the most important parts of your body. Without it, your body wouldn’t be able to protect it’s more sensitive parts from the world around it. Your skin protects against infections, wounds, and much more. But, it’s not only a tool. In fact, for most people, the biggest role their skin plays in their life is in their appearance. Because this organ covers your entire body, it’s impossible to miss it when people see you. But, while most will do everything they can to make their skin look at good as possible, it’s not quite that simple. Your skin is sensitive. And, it needs to be treated as such. To help you with this, this post will be going through some of the best ways to care for your skin, while also making it look great.

Practical Summer fashion tips for Mums

Practical Summer fashion tips for Mums

Let’s face it; no parent is as bothered about their fashion choices as they were pre-parenthood. Nonetheless, there’s no doubt that looking great still makes us feel great. That should be more than enough incentive for any mom to freshen up her look this summer. Still, those decisions are only worthwhile if they retain a sense of practicality.VIEW the POST

Every girl needs these outfits in her wardrobe

Every girl needs these outfits in her wardrobe

The school year might be over, but for many levers, that means it’s time to start thinking about college wear and what to buy for their wardrobe. College isn’t a fashion show of course, but it doesn’t hurt to look good whether you’re attending a lecture or heading out to a club in the evening. So, let’s look at some of the fashionable outfits and items that you’ll need to buy before the new semester begins. VIEW the POST

Get your Summer on with @Debenhams

I love shopping, but in this heat you want a shop that has it all and a great online shop to boot! Debenhams have a jam packed holiday shop, everything from luggage, clothes and accessories to make sure your Summer is the best. In one stop I ordered aftershave, clothes for Daddy and the children, a hat for Mummy and luggage. Great for busy Mum’s trying to get sorted for the annual Summer holiday. 

4 Effective ways to prevent hair loss

4 Effective ways to prevent hair loss

Thick, healthy hair is often a sign of excellent health and youth; while hair loss can often be an unwanted sign of aging, and can damage a person’s self-esteem. Many people will undoubtedly want to maintain a good head of hair for as long as possible, but sometimes this can feel like an uphill challenge. To help you maintain your locks, we’re offering 4 effective ways to prevent hair loss. Improve Your Diet 9 out of 10 balding men have cited baldness as their number one concern. One of the simplest ways to hold onto your hair could be by changing your diet. Reduce your consumption of fried and processed foods, as they can reduce a build-up of plaque around your hair follicles. You should also add more fruits and vegetables into your diet. Various vitamins and minerals have also been linked to hair health, such as iron, zinc, omega three fatty ...

Beat the crowd by shopping for your prom dress early

Beat the crowd by shopping for your prom dress early

Prom is one of the best times in a person’s life. You will be able to get dressed up, spend time with a date or your friends in a way you will never experience again. Prom is at the end of the year, and usually all of your peers go their own way. Whether you go on to college, or work for a living, prom is the last time you will get to spend a lot of time together before life responsibilities start to take precedence. That is why it is very important that a woman looks nice for prom and find a great dress that she can dance in and look amazing in.VIEW the POST

Preparing for that Great British Summer weather

Gardening, outdoor adventures, Summer BBQ’s and school runs that could be hot or wet, or both! It’s that time of year where you have to prepare for the Great British Summer weather. I get to about this point every year where I have a mini check-list of things I do and I thought it would be useful to share it. Whether you are spending the day inside or outside, there is a handy tip below for you:

5 Child-safe jewellery options for safe keeping around the house

5 Child-safe jewellery options for safe keeping around the house

We all know that keeping jew in a home with children is a recipe for disaster if you're not properly equipped with the right storage equipment and procedures. Leaving a wedding ring out on the counter is like asking to have it flushed down the toilet, thrown in the sink, tossed in the trash, or worst of all – eaten. Kids love shiny things and if they see your jewellery unattended and you're not there to stop them from taking it, you might as well count on it being messed with and possibly lost. So I thought these child-safe jewellery options would be really useful for other Mums. VIEW the POST

My beauty trend predictions for 2017 #expertsinbeauty

My beauty trend predictions for 2017 #expertsinbeauty

I was asked by Ellisons to create a blog post on what beauty products will be popular in 2017 and I thought it was a fun thing to do. I am not an expert in this area by any stretch of the imagination, but I love using my beauty products. I love using day to day cleaning products, make up and tanning products (which I haven't used yet this year).  VIEW the POST

A Valentine’s Day gift guide for him

A Valentine’s Day gift guide for him

Valentines Day, February 14th, is not far away. In actual fact, it is just around the corner. I am hoping that Hubby and I will be able to get away this year and see the sights of a wonderful new City, well new to us. We are currently thinking about York. Getting hubby the right gifts for Valentines Day can always be tricky, as he has everything, but House of Fraser was a great place to shop. In mind of our trip away, these are some of my ideas...VIEW the POST

Kitting out the children with the right Muck Boot

Kitting out the children with the right Muck Boot

We love getting out in the fresh air, wellies on and wrapped up nice and warm. Recently The Original Muck Boot Company launched a new range of children's fun boots: the Hasbro collection. My Little Pony and Transformer boots in lots of small sizes, perfect for Noah and Isla, perfect for little children. VIEW the POST

A personalised family necklace like no other

If I said to you personalised necklace, what would you imagine? For me, intially, it would be a beautiful silver necklace with engraving perhaps. But I recently discovered Jacqueline Ashworth and it has changed my idea of personalised necklaces completely. The Matilda Necklace is a beautiful family necklace that contains any combination of birthstones you require.

Wrap up your Christmas list with Shoptagr and make shopping easier for your loved ones

Wrap up your Christmas list with Shoptagr and make shopping easier for your loved ones

Recently I was introduced to a wonderful listing tool, Shoptagr, it is amazing, especially if you are a natural born “lister” like I am. I have listing stationery everywhere and for everything and this takes that stationery to a whole new digital level. You can basically browse through online shops tagging items that you love along the way, these items get added to your list and hey presto, that Christmas list is complete! Go on, create your very own list, it is really easy to get going and you’ll have a list of items in no time.VIEW the POST