Friday, 23 December 2016

Best Freebies*

Everyone loves freebies, it's just part of nature. Well for me anyway. As a blogger you do get a few freebies to try out and review for your blog, it is one of the perks of being a blogger. However people, you can get free stuff without being a blogger. On the website gratisfaction you can get the best freebies and sample items to try. It is perfect to try something new and getting little presents through the door always makes you excited for the post man to arrive. If their not on strike again.

When I was in my teens I used to love free stuff like this, it would save you money on the little boring bits you would normally be spending your money on, this can then be used on more 'important' things like make up...

You can also find on companies websites offers for samples and even on twitter. Keep an eye out!

This was a sponsored post.


Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Why You're Not Getting The Most From Your Skincare Routine*

If you have a skincare routine and you’re wondering why your skin isn’t picture perfect yet, there are a few things that could be slowing down your progress. If you’re wondering why you’re not getting the most from your skincare routine, read on to find out…

You’re Using The Wrong Products For Your Skin Type
If you’re using the wrong products for your skin type, you’re only going to make your skin worse. This is why knowing what your skin type is is crucial. Once you know it, you need to keep an eye on it too. This is because skin types don’t always stay the same. You might be normal in winter but oily in summer. You might have dry skin during summer and sensitive during winter. This is why keeping an eye on changes is so important. Make sure you know yours, and then purchase products for it accordingly. If you need help with this, there are so many review sites you can take a look at to see how products have worked for people with skin like you.


Thursday, 15 December 2016

Use These Tips To Make A Statement With Your Jewellery*

Making a statement with your jewellery is a great way to enhance your outfit and look a little more interesting. Your clothes can tell people a lot about you, but so can your jewellery. These tips can help you to make a statement with your jewellery:

Choose One Statement Piece And Work Around It
Start by choosing one statement piece for your outfit and then work around it. If you really want to wear a statement necklace, for instance, choose the rest of your clothing and accessories based on that. Don’t get dressed and then try to make the item work. When you have your statement piece, it’s a good idea to keep your other accessories fairly simple so that this item gets all of the attention.


Pick A Contrasting Colour
If you want to make a statement, how about picking a contrasting colour? If you’re wearing a purple outfit, for instance, how about making a statement with green jewellery? It might sound strange, but it can really work and make your outfit so much more exciting.

Mix Metals
Mixing your metals is a good way to make a statement too. Contrary to what many people believe, you don’t need to wear the same colour jewellery all over for it to look good. You can mix whatever you like, whether it’s gold and silver, silver and rose gold, or all three of them. There are a few different tutorials on how you can do this online, so take a look and see what you can learn from them. You can easily get some ideas on what to use for this - view more here.


Mix Statement Pieces If You’re Brave Enough
Some people like to stick to one statement piece, but this isn’t a rule you have to stick to. How about mixing statement pieces? You can mix a number of statement rings, for example, or wear both statement earrings and a statement necklace. It’s up to you to figure out what works well with your outfit, as well as the pieces you’ve decided to wear. This can work, but there’s no one rule fits all for it. You just have to experiment and use your best judgement.

Keep Your Bracelets On One Arm
Don’t wear bracelets on both arms. Instead, stack your bangles and bracelets on one arm. Doing this can add a tougher look to girly outfits. It can also add a boho vibe depending on what your bracelets are like.

Take Your Outfit Into Consideration
Always consider your outfit when selecting your statement jewellery. For example, you want to look at your neckline before you pick a statement necklace. Also, consider your hairstyle before putting on statement earrings. Everything should balance out nicely for the whole look to work. Some people like to fill in the gaps, but again, it depends. Use your common sense!

Use these tips and you can start making a statement with your jewellery right away. Do you have any tips of your own you’d like to share? Leave them below!


Thursday, 8 December 2016

Festive Hacks On A Budget*

There are a few simple and affordable ways to make your home more festive. Christmas is the best time of year and one of my favourite things is decorating the flat and giving every room a festive touch.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Jumper Weather Again*

One of my favourite things about Christmas and winter is Jumpers. Being in a snuggly thick jumper all cosy with a hot chocolate keeping your hands warm is my idea of perfection. I'm sure everyone is the same. Well I hope so anyway!

Christmas jumpers with wacky prints and slogans are amazing, but knitwear alone is also a great fashion statement. Especially for the everyday. The Plum cable knit cashmere from David Nieper is perfect for everyday wear. You can also throw this on for a lazy day. As it hasn't got the wacky prints we all love, you can wear it in Autumn a long time before the Christmas jumper are suitable to come out.

How To Get Ahead Of The Housework Over Christmas*

No matter how ahead of chores we feel like we are, it’s never true. We all know that housework is endless. One pile of washing down and then another springs up from nowhere at all. Socks go missing, carpets continuously need hoovering, and for once, it would be nice if the windows just washed themselves.

And the worst part is, none of that stops just because it’s Christmas. In fact, it seems to get worse. More cooking needs to be done, more washing needs to be done and the house needs to be the cleanest it’s been all year. It’s a tough job, but someone (aka us SuperMums out there) has got to do it. So, if you’re up to the challenge, here’s a few tips on how to get it all done.

Monday, 5 December 2016

Getting ahead in your career*

The Look: Working in an office, it's really hard to keep up a good wardrobe. There is the basics and the more glam but I like more in the middle. My three favourite items from LucyAlice Bella Fashion Collection can make you feel more professional. In my opinion, you need to look the part to feel like the day will be productive. The Bella Fashion Imperia dress is perfect for a fitted professional look, especially for someone like me with curves.


Thursday, 1 December 2016

5 Reasons Why You Skin Would Like You To Quit Smoking*

There are many reasons why people should be encourages to quit smoking, and there should be more websites out there, that should promote more people to quit. Below we have came up on reasons why you should quit smoking, and one of them is what benefit your skin will have if you have quit. 

In collaboration with The British Skin Foundation, we have assembled the 5 key reasons why you should quit smoking or switch to ecigs, just for you skin health alone.

1. Smoking Ages Skin

The British Skin Foundation spokesperson and consultant dermatologist, Dr. Anjali Mahto says that like any other organ in the body, the skin is also vulnerable to the damage smoking causes. If you would like to age gracefully and avoid many pre-existing conditions from becoming worse, it is advisable not to start smoking. If you are already a smoker, you should seriously consider quitting if you would like your skin to keep feeling and looking health. 

The British Skin Foundation also states that smoking hastens the process of ageing in the skin through the production of an enzyme known as matrix metalloproteinase-1, and the reduction of oxygen, both of which contribute to the degradation of elastic collagen. Smokers tend to develop ‘smoker’s’ lines or wrinkles around the mouth as well as ‘crow’s feet’ early on. It has been shown repeatedly since the initial studies were undertaken in the 1970’s. Evidence also suggests that women have a higher likelihood of developing this than men.

2. Smoking Delays Healing Of Wounds

Dr. Mahto states that the healing of wounds after surgery or trauma can take longer than expected if the individual is a smoker. Smokers are also at a higher risk of experiencing wound infections as well as the failure of skin grafts. Smoking also contributes to the development and persistence of leg ulcers. Carbon monoxide and nicotine found in cigarettes can cause vasoconstriction. This reduces the amount of oxygen reaching the skin, which slows down the production of new collagen.

3. Smoking Can Cause Skin Cancer

Dr. warns states that cigarette smokers have twice the risk of getting a type of skin cancer called squamous cell carcinoma compared to those that do not smoke. Smokers are at a higher risk of getting oral cancer since 75 percent of cases occur in smokers.

4. Smoking Can Predispose You To Skin Conditions

Dr. Mahto sates that some skin conditions such as discoid lupus erythematosus, hidradenitis, and psoriasis are more common in those that smoke. The exposure to tobacco smoke can increase the risk of developing psoriasis. Smokers with psoriasis are also less likely to show improvement that those that don’t. It is worth noting that people with psoriasis who stop smoking have a higher chance of noticing a positive effect on the condition.

5. Cigarettes Can Cause Smokers’ Acne

The British Skin Foundation states that smokers, particularly females are more susceptible to what is referred to as ‘smoker’s acne’ in addition to smothers and premature ageing of the skin. Writing in the British Journal of Dermatology, researchers observed that this acne was characterized by large blackheads and blocked pores but the spots were less inflamed than in regular acne.
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