Thursday, 18 November 2010

Headpiece chic.

I'm really into hair accessories right now, here's a few of the things I've been wearing lately. I talked myself out of buying a beautiful Valentino scarf the other day, a little pricey for something I'd only wear now and then. So i settled for this just as beautiful Epica scarf from TK MAXX.

Red Flower: New Look

Owl and leather vs. Louis Vuitton.

Here's a tiny outfit of the day blog post untill i get round to writing something juicy. xo

Louis vs. RI leather???

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Fur and Lace

It's winter & we're getting ready to rap up warm...

follow my tips to stay fashionably season smart :)

The (faux) Fur.

Faux fur hat - TK MAXX

The Lace.

I came across this look in a fashion magazine.

Lace socks - New Look

I thought I'd use this post to show you the Motel Lace leggings i got from ASOS. I wore this outfit to a Young Guns + Out of sight gig with my besties! xo

Friday, 1 October 2010

Home Manicure + Pedicure

How to do the perfect manicure + pedicure at home!

First off guys, this is quite a lengthy process, but if you want your nails to look flawlessly professional then read on my friends!

*If you have time soak hands and feet in the bath before cutting nails*

You will need;

Nail varnish remover:
make sure you purchase a high quality nail polish remover, like Taylor & Taylor or/ nail varnish pads. - Don't bother with wipes, from personal experience they don't work well.

Hand/body lotion:
I use after sun because i just came back off holiday a few weeks ago, and i still use after sun when my holiday is well and truly finito' to make my tan last longer.

Nail cutters and two nail files.
Yes, you heard me two nail files! One like this Ruby & Millie nail block, and the second will be the usual nail file.

Nail enamel corrector pen:
Touch up any nail polish mistakes.
I've had this product for years and it's so helpful.
By Avon nail experts range.

Nail hardener / base coat
this can make old/cheap nail varnish last longer, look top of the range and high in quality.

The nail polish of your choice

I'm using Vintage Blue by Avon.

*tip: if your in a hurry or/ always smudge your nails, dip painted nails into warm water for a minute or so, this should dry the nail polish smudge free*

Thursday, 30 September 2010

Avon Haul

My new favourite nail varnish - Vintage blue!

How to shop for a friend

Give gifts the personal touch.

For my friend Josh's 18th Birthday, i decided to personalise a beer mug, i forgot to take a picture of the final product, but i made a few changes. Filling the mug with Chupa Chup lollipops & party poppers. I also stuck an 18 sticker on the back of the mug!

Jordan's Birthday

We went to eat at this cute little Mexican bar, in the Arcadian Birmingham.

Present time!!

David & goliath - i love nerds tee

because girls love chocolate!

the presentation of a gift is just as important, i usually grab a cute gift bag, and fill it up with sweets, confetti & party poppers!

Pictures of The Arcadian
Before heading out!

in the Mexican bar!

Simone's Birthday

I missed one of my besties birthday's because i was in Spain, so the week before i went on holiday we went for a day out shopping and grabbed a bite to eat at Wagamamas. She chose what she wanted, but to add a personal touch i also gave her a picture frame and inside her card i put the choice of two pictures to put in the frame.
If all else fails, and you really don't know what to get your friend, head out for a shopping trip and let your friend choose for her/him self or just see what they like and go back to buy it.
So, here are just a few gift ideas. And gifts I've given the past month. I don't know about you, but two months out of the year are jam packed full of Birthdays! It's like, everyone i know has a Birthday in July or/ September! As much as i love the celebration process.. It's a dreaded month for my piggy bank.. !

Just think about what your friend is into, what reminds you of them? Making things personal makes the best impact, and your gift will be remembered! :)
hope this helps! xo

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Clear skin

Beauty tip number uno - Clean EVERYTHING!

My BEST friend is my Carex bacteria killing hand gel! I use it to clean EVERYTHING. Everything i touch. We touch our faces without even realising we're doing it! In order to keep/achieve that clear skin, keep that extra oil, dirt - bacteria AWAY from your skin.
I clean my laptop, mobile phone, camera, ipod and headphones! (I would even disinfect my cat if i could, in some nice -none animal harming way!)

So basically stay as clean -bacteria free (Y) as possible. Also drink plenty of water !
- Don't tell me you don't like water!
If you care enough about your skin then, i dunno force it. Starve yourself of liquids until you cant wait to drink that sucker!

OR you could just try Coconut water, it's just as good for you! I saw an interview with Victoria Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio, one of her beauty tips was drinking Coconut water! Give it a try..!

All my love.
Nadia xo