24 April 2017

April | Birchbox x Boden


Another month has gone by and that brings another Birchbox! April's box is special as they've teamed up with Boden to bring us 5 gorgeous products, including 2 full size ones. Woo!

The one thing that I love about Birchbox over Glossybox is the actual boxes. Yes, Glossybox would have special boxes sometimes but there's something even cuter about Birchbox. Am I the only one?

birchbox april 2017
birchbox april 2017

What's in this months box:

Manna Kadar High Definition Powder | £27
Apparently this is full size? Really?! For nearly £30!? I don't think I'll be getting much use out of it because I'll be scared to waste it!

ModelCo Eye Define Crayon Liner | £11
Gotta love a new eyeliner and although I do tend to pick felt tip or liquid eyeliners more, I'm still really excited to give this one a go!

Polaar IcePure Gentle Scrub with Arctic Cotton |  £23.50
What is it with this box having very expensive products in? I don't think I'd be paying over £20 for a face scrub. Slightly too pricey for me!

Luseta Beauty Keratin Smooth Conditioner | £5
My hair has been pretty dry recently so a good conditioner is definitely appreciated right now! It smells amazing

Baija Paris Creme Moana in Fleur de Tiare |  £15.90
I love the packaging of this cream and it makes me want to go on holiday. Just me? This also smells pretty amazing as well!

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21 April 2017

April | Things I'm Loving!


I really enjoy reading "things I'm loving" posts as I always find them really interesting, plus I always get a few good recommendations from shows or products. A couple of months have passed since my last one so of course I had to write about them!

1. The Last Man on Earth
the last man on earth

How I have never watched this show before I will never know. Needless to say, I am now in love and have already finished off the first two seasons in less than a week! I am a huge fan of Bob's Burgers and it's nice to branch out and find another good show with Kristen Schaal in!

2. Gardening
garden instagram

Who knew I was so green-fingered? Because I certainly didn't! I've now found myself strolling down the gardening aisles at my local B&Q and I actually enjoy it. I'm so excited for Summer to come so I can get out in my new garden!

3. Spring!

Speaking of the Summer weather, I'm so happy that Spring is here! Having the lighter morning and nights has really motivated me to get my ass in gear with my house and my diet instead of just coming home from work and slumbing in front of the TV all night. 

4. Catfish
catfish tv show mtv

I used to watch Catfish a few years back but I kinda went off it - there's only so much drama you can take! BUT I have got back into it again and the newest episodes have been so good! I've got so addicted that I've gone back and started watching from the start again.

5. Calligraphy

One thing I really wanted to challenge myself with this year was to learn new skills and the first one that came to mind was Calligraphy. Majority of all bloggers use Calligraphy fonts in their blogs and I'd love to be able to create something without the use of Photoshop. If you follow me on Instagram, you'll have seen that I've recently purchased a Kirstie Allsopp Calligraphy set and so far I'm really enjoying it. Watch this space!
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19 April 2017

Guest Post | How to Match Clothes When You're Clueless About Colour-Matching!


Most folks are hesitant in wearing colours since they think they know very little or nothing about matching colours. Wearing dark, strong colours all the time make you look dull. You have to include a touch of shading in your day by day life to look stylish and trendy. 

This article is for those colour shy folks who discover trouble in coordinating colours in a way that they synchronise with each other to deliver an outfit that is satisfying to the eye. You don't have to stress any longer as this article will give you five new outfit ideas that you can use to spruce up to look polished without confronting the trouble of coordinating the correct mix. 


Start with neutral colours:

Neutral colours incorporate white, grey, black, cream and shades of navy blue. This group of neutral colours combine up extraordinarily well with the majority of the hues. 

If you begin with this set of colours, the odds of you turning out badly will aggregate up to almost zero. Wearing them will give you certainty and you won't confront any trouble in coordinating different colours as they pair up with almost all colours and all outfit types. For instance match up grey sweaters with some dark coloured smart pants. 

Pair up normal colours with neutral colours:

Presently this progression can be somewhat risky for guys who know nothing about colour matching. But if you have picked up confidence in wearing neutral colours you can move to the next step of pairing normal with neutral colours. This group incorporate yellow, red, green and so forth. However if you are matching a bright shade with a strong dull shade the general blend will be something more subtle rather than vivid. So you won't feel over conscious about your outfit. The vital thing to remember is that pick just those colours that compliment your personality.

How to utilise complimentary hues:
Complimentary colours are those that are found at the opposite sides of a shading wheel. The word complimentary does not imply that wearing these colours will compliment your personality. 

For starters it is best to avoid these colours. But they can work for you pair up colours wisely by choosing one paler shade and one brighter shade. For instance take a stab at matching pale gold with blue colour. 

How to utilise analogous hues:

Closely resembling colours lie beside each other on a colour wheel. This implies they are the diverse shades of a similar colour. So in the event that you would prefer not to go for strong hues pick more subtle shades that compliment your skin tone and your identity. It is advisable to use one neutral and two analogous colours on the grounds that with this mix you can never turn out badly. 

Choose just those hues that compliment your personality:

Ultimately pick just those colours that compliments your identity. Regardless of what shading you like if it doesn't look great on you it is not for you. Figure out how to blend and match just those colours that compliment you and we can promise you can never turn out badly!

Author Bio:

claire ashley guest post 

Claire Ashley is a Fashion Designer and Blogger at https://www.menssuithabit.com/ who loves to share her professional views on latest Men’s styling trends. She is a creative dynamite who believes that the world should honour two things limitlessly: Ideas and beauty! :)

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