Valentines Date Destination: The Beach

It’s February! And that means that Valentines Day is only a short time away. Some of you – the non singles – will most likely be going out with your significant others that day, while the rest of us find something else to do.
Some people may not have even planned where they’ll be going or what they’ll be wearing for their date. I’ve come up with some destination outfits that could give you inspiration while you plan out where you’re going or to just give some inspiration on some outfit ideas.

Valentines Date Destination: The Beach

Today’s destination is the beach. Spending a day at the beach can be really fun, for me it’s a place where you can relax and have fun.
Swimsuit
For the swimsuit I chose something really cute and simple. The swimsuit is really the focal point of this outfit, it has the most colour and really catches the eye, without being too much. This comes from Topshop.
The Cover-Up
I threw in a little coverage for a day at the beach with a cover-up.  I really like this one that goes to about mid-thigh with all it lace and fringe-y goodness from John Lewis.
Shoes
Overall I wanted to keep this look pretty simple, but I also wanted every piece to have a voice and these shoes just mellowed right in with everything -in terms of matching – while of course still standing out a bit by bringing in some gold to the mix. These shoes are just so cute and practical for the beach. These shoes are from Sperry Top-Sider.
Bag
Of course if you’re planning to spend a day at the beach you’ll need a bag to cart everything around in. This bag has a lot of space just for that purpose while still managing to look chic. This bag comes from Saks Fifth Avenue.
Accessories
Lastly were at accessories. Since it was basically a day out at the beach I chose something where you could go into the water without worrying about having to take off all your accessories before going in. This is a handmade Mustique bracelet from JIYA.
And so there you have it my Valentines beach outfit.
If you’re interested in any of the clothing items mentioned above you can check them out using the links below.
*P.S – Don’t mind the chair, I was just trying to add to the beach theme.
Bye everyone and I’ll talk to you in my next post!
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Topshop halter top
topshop.com

True Decadence velvet kimono
$99 – johnlewis.com

Sperry Top-Sider flat shoes
sperrytopsider.com

Chloé beach bag
saksfifthavenue.com

Gold bracelet
$43 – question-air.com

#2014BloggerChallenge – New Years Inspiration

“May Light always surround you;
Hope kindle and rebound you.
May your Hurts turn to Healing;
Your Heart embrace Feeling.
May Wounds become Wisdom;
Every Kindness a Prism.
May Laughter infect you;
Your Passion resurrect you.
May Goodness inspire
your Deepest Desires.
Through all that you Reach For,
May your arms Never Tire.”

― D. Simone

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Hey everyone, ¡Feliz Año Nuevo! (Happy New Year!)

This is my first post of the new year and my first ever post for the #2014bloggerchallenge. Wow, it’s really 2014 already, I can hardly believe it!

But, in disregard of me living in December 34th, the first topic for the #2014bloggerchallenge is based on new year’s inspiration. The quote that I put above is basically the epitome of what inspires me for the new year. The new year for me is a chance to continue on and it’s a continuing chance to do want you want to do and fulfil your goals and dreams!

And there’s so much that you can do in life if you only try, a new year symbolises a chance to do that.

So don’t let this year be like the last – even if the last year was the best you’ve ever had – let this year be better than all the others. Work harder and play harder! There are 362 days left in this year, and there are just too many possibilities out there. So I urge you not to waste those days – not a single on. Life’s too short to spend time doing nothing. Do something.

Thank you guys for listening to my rambling, and I still haven’t heard from you guys what your New Year’s resolutions are. So, what are they? Let me know.

Bye guys and I’ll talk to you in the next post.

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Day 9 of Christmas – An Affordable Make-up Starter Kit

Day 9 of Christmas - An Affordable Make-up Starter Kit
This post features product suggestions for anyone just starting out with makeup. I’ve included just the bare essentials to have a complete set and even better all products are under $8 dollars each, with most products coming from Forever21 and the kabuki brush coming from H&M.
The Forever21 brush set is labelled with what the brushes are for, which will make the whole learning process much easier. Not having to remember which brush is for what will really take the load off.
There’s a lip gloss included to give a twinge off colour to the lips and to help with keeping your lips moisturised. A mascara is there to help your eyes really pop. But wait . . . you want more, you ask? Well, have no fair. There’s also some false lashes at varying lengths that you can try out with the use of the included glue.
The ’21 Shades Palette’ comes with tons of neutral eyeshadow to try. There’s a packet of make-up wipes to take it all off at the end of the day, there’s a cute little ‘Are You Kitten Me Right Meow’ compact mirror to watch all this happen and in the end there’s a chic make-up pouch to store it all in.
So that is all. Everything is from Forever21 except the kabuki brush which is from H&M. I got a the links to the different products for you guys. Hope you like.
Bye everyone and I’ll talk to you in the next post.
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Day 8 of Christmas – My Christmasy-ish Bedding

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Hello readers of this blog post.

For this, day 8 of Christmas, post I’ll be sharing with you guys the sheets that I got to kind of get my room into the Christmas mood. The sheets aren’t really all that Christmas themed but in terms of colour, they’re on their way there.

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The sheets come packed in a plastic zip-able bag and the card in the front shows what exactly is inside. Inside there are two sheet: The flat sheet and the fitted sheet, and also there are four pillow cases. The brand is ‘Home Beauty’ and it was made in China for the USA, and so I’m guessing that even though I bought my sheets here in Nevis, if you’re in the States and maybe even China, you can get yourselves one of these bedding sets if you like.

Here’s how they looked after I put them on my bed.

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These sheets, to be honest, aren’t the best I’ve ever had. They shift out of place a bit too easily.

I really hope that you guys have enjoyed this post.

Bye everyone, and I’ll talk to you guys in the next post.

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Day 6 of Christmas – My Favourite Holiday Looks

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It’s day 6 of Christmas and so this post marks the halfway point. Today’s post will be a compilation of my favourite holiday looks of 2013. Enjoy!

MAKE-UP

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Loving those lashes.

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WARDROBE

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I hope you enjoy these pictures and find some inspiration from them.

Bye guys and I’ll talk to you in the next post.

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Day 5 of Christmas – Black Lead Paint Instead of Mascara?!?

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In this post I just want to take the time out to inform you all of some tragic truth. I recently heard a story and then researched it and found it to be true. There have been some people that have been selling paint on eBay and have been passing it off as mascara.

That is absurdly dangerous and I was even told that someone had gone blind. I just want you all to be safe and cautious when buying makeup or any other product from eBay or any similar sites. How the people that do this can even sleep at night, I don’t know.

Below are some pictures that I have gotten from a blog ‘Sophie Rose Hearts‘ and you can use that link to read about her experience with the fake ‘mascara’.

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Goodbye everyone and please . . . be safe and aware when shopping online.

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#TheWinterProject – Day 4 of Christmas – My Winter Makeup Essentials

#TheWinterProject - Day 4 of Christmas - My Winter Makeup Essentials
Today I’ve done a combination of two posts: #TheWinterProject and 12 Days of Christmas. I hope that’s not a problem for you guys because I’ve been kind of busy lately.
This post is about my winter makeup essentials for my ideal makeup look.
First off, I chose the Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream, because for winter I don’t really like using a lot of product and this BB cream is quite light on my face. Then, there’s the Smashbox Hydrating Primer and I use this so that the makeup that I do use stays all day and also because it’s hydrating which is an ideal feature for this season – but of course you apply your primer before your BB cream.
Next I use the NARS Radiant Creamy concealer to get rid of any bags that I’d have under my eyes. I’d apply a bit of eyeliner on my upper lash line and in my lower waterline and then finish off my eyes with a mascara like this CoverGirl Lash Exact Waterproof Mascara.
If I’d feel like wearing anything on my lips other than a balm then I’d go for a deep red lipstick that hydrates.
For me, my ideal winter makeup essentials would just be products that are light, easy to apply and keep my skin hydrated.
I hope you guys like this post. What would your winter makeup essentials consist of? I’d really like to know.
I’ll talk to you guys in the next post.
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Day 2 of Christmas – My Ideal Christmas Party Outfit.

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This outfit is something that I’d definitely wear to a Christmas party this year. I love lace dresses and red heels.
Day 2 of Christmas - My Ideal Christmas Party Outfit.
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asos.com

Ollio heel pump
amazon.com

Lace necklace
$1,120 – wolfandbadger.com

Holiday ornament
thechristmasoutlet.com

Loop rug
bolia.com

The 2014 Blogger Challenge

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Hey you guys.

Some of you have probably already heard of blogger challenges and they usually only last a couple weeks. Well the 2014 Blogger Challenge is a bit different. It lasts a whole year! For the upcoming year of 2014, literally hundreds of bloggers of fashion, beauty, lifestyle, mom life etc. will be participating in this.

We’ll be posting in the 1st and 3rd weeks of every month from the prompts that will be e-mailed to us.

Are you a blogger interested in this challenge? Then all you have to do is e-mail Gaby from the blog Another Girly Blog at: (anothergirlyblg@gmail.com) with you your name, e-mail address and you blog URL. You have to act fast though, sign up ends on the 9th of December. You can get more information about the challenge here.

I hope that as many of you as possible will participate in this challenge.

Bye all, I’ll talk to you guys in the next post.

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#TheWinterProject – Christmas Present Ideas

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This week it’s week 4 and this post will be about Christmas gift ideas for men and women and since I don’t really post anything about guys, let’s do their section first shall we.

For the boys

If you’re like me you find it very hard to find gifts for guys when you’re so caught up in the world of girl. Am I right? Well, for you all I’ve come up with a few gift ideas for the guys.

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Grooming Kit 

We all need to look our best right? And so how can you go wrong with a grooming kit. This grooming kit, seen above, from Sephora comes complete with a nail file, nail clippers, a lint pad, small scissors and . . . a cork screw? This one is in a good travel size, but you can get any other grooming kit that you wish.

Cologne

Some guys like cologne, and so if the guy you’re shopping for likes it why not get him some? You could get him a fragrance set like the one above or maybe just something similar.

Silly T-Shirt

Have a bit of fun and get them a T-Shirt with a silly caption, this ‘Sorry Girls, This Guy Is Taken’ Tee is a good example. You could even have a shirt custom printed with anything you want, maybe even with something they say a lot. It’s 21 days before Christmas so there’s still time.

Jewellery

Who says guys don’t like jewellery? The necklace is a Harry Potter Dark Mark Necklace, so if you have any Harry Potter Fans or just jewellery lovers in general then this piece would be a good gift for them.

Guy Kit

A guy kit comes filled with goodies for boys, for example ‘The Man Can’ in the picture above has some great things for guys.

Sea Salt Soap

You could always give something unusual, I mean who’s ever heard of sea salt soap? Or, of course, you could always think of something else unusual to give a little spice to your Christmas gifts this year.

Teddy Bear

Teddy bear. Why? Why not? What would be better than to see that look on his face when he unwraps a teddy!?! Priceless! Give a try and tell me the reaction in the comments of this post later. We can make a game of it.

*Bonus – You could always bake something as little something something extra with the presents.

For the girls

Now onto the girls.

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Friendship Bracelet

Get one for her and you (or maybe for her and her friend if you’re her mom, or, uncle . . . or something). Friendship bracelets mean a lot and would make a great Christmas present. Get a design that would suit both wearers.

Makeup Sample Set

Are you shopping for someone who has just starting to try out makeup or someone who likes trying new makeup products? If so, then this SmashBox Try It Kit would be great for them. It would give them the chance to try out a variety of products without your wallet having to suffer.

Travel Brush Set

This is good for girls that travel or those who just like to have a makeup touch-up here and there when they’re not a home. This set is travel friendly as it is travel size and so wouldn’t take up much space in a purse or suitcase.

Perfume

Have a girly girl or a perfume lover on your hands? Then get them ‘Dot’, a highly raved  Marc Jacobs perfume.

Makeup Bag

I know I don’t like using the same makeup bag over and over again, so add to her makeup bag collection. Get a makeup bag design that embodies her personality – there are just so many to choose from. You can check some out here or here.

Handbag

Handbags can be really expensive, but the one above is a real steal as it looks so great for such a reasonable price. But, if you want to splurge on a handbag this season go ahead. In the end it’s all about what you feel comfortable with.

So these are all the gift ideas that I came up with for guys and girls. What do you think?

Which ones would you get or would like to receive?

Later everyone, I’ll talk to you in the next post.

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