Sunday, September 28, 2014

Weekly recap #3

Hello everyone!

In case you've been too busy to read my posts this week, now is the time to catch up!  It's time for another weekly recap...  


Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - DIY: All-natural dry shampoo
This dry shampoo does not have any of the harmful chemical ingredients found in most store-bought dry shampoos.   

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - Headchains and style questions
Boho inspired outfit and inexpensive head chains

Friday, September 26, 2014  - What to wear with cut-out booties
Two recommended outfits; which one do you prefer?

Sunday, September 28, 2014 (Today) - Weightless jewellery!
Many celebrities are embracing this trend.  Did/Would you wear "weightless jewellery"? 


Leave a comment below to let me know your favourite post!

Weightless jewellery!

Hello everyone!

Decorative gold and silver jewellery inspired temporary tattoos have become a fashion phenomenon in recent months.  Metallic tattoos are perfect for the beach, the pool, parties, festivals, concerts and the club!  Even BeyoncĂ© has sported various metallic tattoos while on holiday in Europe, including gold necklaces, bracelets and even peacock feathers!

FAQ:
How do you put them on?
Cut out the tattoo as close to the edge as possible and remove the clear sheet.  Place the tattoo face down on your skin and hold a wet cloth against it for about 30 seconds.  Peel the paper aside then pat gently with the wet cloth.
How long do these tattoos last?
If transferred carefully, your tattoos will last about 4-6 days depending on where you place them and how well you take care of them.  To care for your temporary tattoos avoid any soap, lotions or oils.

How do you get them off? 
Simply soak your skin in baby oil, olive oil or coconut oil for one minute then gently scrub off.

Where can you get them?
Flash Tattoos (from $20)

Born Pretty ($7.03/5.54 + Free Shipping Worldwide)
Other tattoo decals from $2.49/1.96
Set #1 - Set #2 - Set #3
When you shop at Born Pretty don't forget to use the discount code SETT10 at
the check out to get the 10% off discount!  


Lulu DK - Bloomingdale's (from $22/€21.99)

What are you thoughts on this weightless jewellery trend?  Did/Would you wear metallic temporary tattoos? 


Friday, September 26, 2014

What to wear with cut-out booties

Hello everyone!

This is a quick post to show you the latest outfits I recommended on WGWT.  I really like the ankle boots in the picture below!  I think they would look great with a dress and an open necklace or paired with skinny jeans and a top with lace detail.  What do you think?  



Click this button to ask me any style question: 

Which outfit do you prefer?  Answer in the comment section below!


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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Head chains and style questions

Hello everyone!

Back in June I talked to you about WGWT (What Goes With This?); an online fashion community where you can ask for and give fashion advice. 


Now you can simply click this button and ask me any specific style questions!



You can ask me what to wear with... anything! :)

What do you think of my latest recommendation?  One of the site users wanted to know what to wear with the head chain in the picture below, I suggested a boho inspired outfit.  Check it out!


If you love head chains too, take a look at these very affordable accessories from Born Pretty:

  1. Round Sheet Metal Headwrap Headband Hair Accessory
  2. Stacked Boho Kallaite Hair Band with Multi-Tassels 1pc Hair Band Copper 
  3. Fashion Punk Style Metal Chain Hair Clasp
  4. Aesthetic Multi-Tassels Hair Taenia Stylish Hair Accessory
  5. 1pc Hair Band Hair Clasp Fashion Gold Multilayer Metal Chain Design
  6. Delicate Round Sequins Hair Band Shiny Hair Clasp
  7. Glam Leave Shaped Hair Band Crystal Diamond Inlaid Hair Accessory
  8. Stunning Pearl Decor Hair Band Alloy Hair Clasp
When you shop at Born Pretty don't forget to use the discount code SETT10 at the check out to get the 10% off discount!  (More details)

I can't wait to answer your style questions on WGWT!





Tuesday, September 23, 2014

DIY: All-natural dry shampoo

Hello everyone!

Today I want to share with you my all-natural dry shampoo recipe.  Dry shampoo cleanses and refreshes the hair and scalp without the use of water.


Ingredients:
  • Arrowroot powder
  • Corn flour (cornstarch)
  • Cocoa powder (optional - for dark hair)
  • Essential oil 
Do the ingredients sound familiar?  All I did was add essential oil to my DIY translucent face powder recipe!


Method:
  1. Combine 2 tablespoons of arrowroot powder and 2 tablespoons of corn flour.
  2. Optional - Add in 2-4 tablespoons cocoa powder for dark hair.
  3. Add 6-10 drops of essential oil.
  4. Mix thoroughly.
How to use:
  • With a large make-up brush dust the powder on your roots, especially in the areas that tend to get oilier.  
  • Use your fingers to distribute the powder.  
  • Comb/Brush the excess powder out of your hair.
If you have curly hair massage the powder onto you scalp and do not brush your hair!

When to use:
  • After a workout.
  • On second or third day hair (between washes).
  • On clean hair for extra volume!
Don't use dry shampoo more than a twice in a row before washing your hair.

When used properly, not only does dry shampoo remove excess oil from your hair, it also adds texture and volume to your locks.  Dry shampoo is the perfect hair pick-me-upYou’ll have great-smelling hair and fabulous volume!

Tips:
  • Use organic ingredients if possible.
  • Feel free to use any kind of essential oil you like.
This dry shampoo does not have any of the harmful chemical ingredients found in most store-bought dry shampoos.  

Will you be making your DIY all-natural shampoo?  Let me know in the comment section below!









Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Happy Fall from e.l.f. Cosmetics

Hello everyone!

e.l.f. Cosmetics want to wish you all a happy Fall.  

Offer #1: 

You can take 50% off top Fall products at EyesLipsFace.com.  What a great way to stock up on cosmetics for the new season!
This offer is valid with code FALL50 on orders of $25 or more.  This offer is valid through Monday, September 22nd.  

Offer #2:

Take 20% off when you spend $20 or 30% off when you spend $30.  This offer is valid through Monday, October 6th with code SAVE20 for 20% and code SAVE30 for 30%.

TOP FALL PRODUCTS:

e.l.f. Mineral

e.l.f. Essential

e.l.f. Studio

I'm sure these are offers you don't want to miss!  Shop Now!






Thursday, September 11, 2014

Interesting facts about organic skin care

Hello everyone!

I always talk about using the best possible ingredients for our skin, hair and body.  In today's post I want to give you more information about "natural" and "organic" products.  I'm also including current special offers from TruOrganic.com

cosmetics with active organic ingredients

Read the labels carefully!  A bottle marked "organic" must contain 95 percent organic ingredients, but those marked "natural" or "made with organic ingredients" may still contain "bad" ingredients aka harmful chemicals.  

Did you know these facts about cosmetics with active organic ingredients?

Interesting Facts about organic Skin Care

TruOrganic.com are currently offering free US shipping on orders over $50, free international shipping on orders over $125 and free $34 gift with every order over $40!


MICHAEL TODD skin care products are developed and made in the United States with certified organic ingredients, without added water and free of parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrance or artificial colour.  Also, MICHAEL TODD has never participated in animal testing. 



I'm a huge believer in using organic products that have not been tested on animals and that are eco-friendly.  What are your thoughts on organic skin care products?  Leave a comment below and let me know!





Wednesday, September 03, 2014

The beauty benefits of exercise

Hello everyone!

Did you know that besides slimming down and adding muscle tone, working out can also benefit your skin and hair?  Exercise is one of the best ways to nourish and revitalise your body

By getting your heart pumping and increasing circulation your skin receives oxygenated blood that boosts detoxification and cell renewal.  A good workout helps regulate  hormones  and relieve stress that can cause acne and other skin problems.  

Breaking a sweat allows more blood to reach the skin’s surface and deliver nutrients that repair damage from the sun and environmental pollutants. These nutrients also speed up the skin’s collagen production.  As we age our body produces less collagen but the nutrients delivered to the skin during exercise help your skin look younger.  Just make sure to wash your face afterward!

Regular exercise also improves blood flow to your scalp, keeping your hair strong and healthy

Another benefit of exercise is better sleep.  Working out helps you sleep better and  it's not called beauty sleep for nothing.  In deep sleep the body repair and rebuild body tissues!

#motivation

That said, exercise alone is not enough, you need to pair your workout with healthy food choices. 

I already told you that I love hooping daily.  What is your favourite way to exercise?  Leave a comment and let me know!


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Monday, September 01, 2014

Hello September! (blogiversary month)


Hello everyone!

This summer I took a break from blogging and social media and focused more on myself.  I got back in the habit of hooping daily for an hour - I LOVE IT!



I want to let you know that now that August is gone and summer is nearly over I will be posting regular.  September is also my blogiversary month.  I wrote my very first blog post on September 18th 2010!



How did you spend your summer? 





 

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