Showing posts from January, 2016

Valentine's Lingerie Lust List

You may not know it, but I spend a lot of my time drooling over beautiful lingerie. There is no greater satisfaction than feeling great when you're a little bit naked and a lovely set of lingerie has the power to do that. Whether you're single, a newly-wed or have been married for a thousand years, it has an undeniable affect on our confidence and self-esteem - and it is genuinely designed to draw attention to our best bits. With Valentine's Day only a few weeks' away, you may be looking to treat yourself to something luxurious and lacy. So, go ahead - drool with me! 

Here are three gorgeous lingerie collections that are very deserving of having a place on my Valentine's Lust List. You will notice that all three sets are black because for me, there is nothing sexier than a black, lacy, barely-there set of underwear to accentuate feminine curves.

Agent Provocateur 

The Kendall lingerie collection is stunning with a lovely contemporary twist. The halter neck bra creates…

A Taste Of The Tropics: Pineapple Passion

January is nearly over, which means motivation for those infamous 'New Year, New Me' diets is probably dwindling. But in those times when a Chinese takeaway seems like a good idea, when you decide to skip breakfast for an extra 10 minutes in bed or when the crisp cupboard is incessantly calling your name - just remember, good food is your friend. 
Living a healthy lifestyle should not be a punishment. It's about getting the best out of our bodies in order to be able to enjoy the things we love doing. As the saying goes; you are what you eat. 
So, to give my body love and to keep my tastebuds on their toes, I drink smoothies. Now, you might be fed up of everybody jumping on the smoothie bandwagon but it really is a delicious and convenient way to fuel your body. 
My Pineapple Passion recipe is the perfect smoothie for those who don't like 'green' smoothies. Although it has the base of a green smoothie (banana, avocado and spinach), the pineapple makes it more palat…

New Year, New Fashion Trends: Part 2

2015 is now long gone. So, continuing to look to the fashion future, here are more key trends of what's to become of the fashion industry in 2016. 

If you missed Part 1 of my New Year, New Fashion Trends blog, you can read it here.

Wear Your Stripes

What I enjoy most about stripes is that they are so classically chic but at the same time, there are so many different variations to play around with: vertical, horizontal, bold, fine, regular, unconventional...  the list goes on. Stripes are definitely a fail-proof way to make any outfit pop. They are also great at creating optical illusions, whether you want to make your legs look a little bit longer or your waist a little bit smaller. A trend that works from head to toe and for all ages, stripes are so right this season so be sure to channel your inner zebra.
1. Stripe Shift Dress,    £58 Oasis
2. Spot Stripe Flippy Dress,    £34 Topshop
3. The Betty Jumper,   £38 Oasis

Flouncy Femininity

2016 is the year to embrace your femininity! I hav…

New Year, New Fashion Trends: What Will You Be Wearing In 2016?

For me, a new year isn't just a new year. Amongst many other things, it brings new goals, new loves, new opportunities and of course, new fashion.

As the saying goes: out with the old and in with the new. So, it's time to give your decaying AW15 wardrobe a spring clean and look to the fashion future.

Here are a few key fashion trends from the SS16 catwalks, paired with pieces from the high street, to give you a sprinkling of inspiration.

It's All About The Shoulders

There's something elegant yet rather sexy about getting your shoulders out! I loved this trend in 2015 and I will love it in 2016 too. It's playful, feminine and effortless without the risk of ever showing too much skin. There's so many different cuts to choose from, you can work this look all year round: minimal cut-out designs with high necklines, designs to show off that wonderful d├ęcolletage, completely off-the-shoulder numbers... The choice is yours. It's a trend that works for everyone, wh…

Thirsty Thursday: Blueberry Bliss

I've never been the type of person who eats just because I need energy. I eat because I absolutely love food! I would even go so far as describing myself as a human dustbin (glamorous, I know). But after eating so much of everything at Christmas, my body is crying out for a bit of goodness. 

But I'm okay with that. Thankfully, I don't find eating fruit and vegetables a chore in any way. I like how wholesome, nutritious food makes me feel and that is pretty damn good! I feel bright-eyed and bushy-tailed but most importantly, I feel happy. Life is for living, after all and if you're not happy, it's not going to be all that great. 

We should never underestimate the power of having a good relationship with food. I don't believe in crash dieting just to lose a few pounds, I don't believe in eating things we don't like just because they're good for us and I don't believe in depriving ourselves of a little treat now and again. These actions contribute to…

Beauty Bites: My Top 5 Winter Wonders

Winter. It's the season where the combined evils of cold weather, dry winds and artificial heat set out to wreak havoc with our skin and hair. So, it's more important than ever to preserve, protect and pamper ourselves so we can continue to sparkle when the sun isn't shining. 

So, I've chosen my top 5 beauty saviours that can beat the chill and help alleviate those winter woes. 

1. Blistex Relief Cream - £2.69, Boots
Thanks to some words of wisdom from my sister, this is my go-to cream for lip care. Although it has a thick consistency, it soothes dry, chapped lips immediately and doesn't leave a horrible sticky residue like some lip products I have tried. It also contains peppermint oil to sooth, giving a nice cooling sensation on application and makes your lips feel plump and energised. My only issue with this product is that the tube is prone to splitting, which can leave you with an oozy disaster on your hands. So keep it safe. (Tip: it is great to apply before lip…