Tuesday, 8 April 2014

NAIL GROWTH



I will be going through two different parts of Nail Growth;
ONE being people that just want there nails to grow healthier and longer, 
TWO that people find it hard to grow them as they bite.

Ever since I was little I have biting my nails. I think this is because I am always busy running around doing things and get stressed easily. So I bite my hands for some sort of stress release. I wanted to tell you some things that has helped me in the past but also a lot of research that I have done as well. So, lets get started.

FIRST, we will start with the people that just want to try and have longer and healthier nails!

What to stop doing :
  1. Peeling off old nail varnishPicking away at old or chipped nail polish will aggravate the nail bed and lead to damage.
  2. Saw nails back and forthRemember to look at your hands from every angle and to file from each outside edge toward the center of the nail. Never saw back and forth on the tip of the nail, as this will weaken nails.
  3. Using nails as a tool - When using fingernails to open boxes, letters or as any last-minute tool, you risk bending the nail back, among other things.

What you can do :
  1. Keep nails and hands moisturised -  Unless you suffer from severely dry skin, you may not hydrate nearly as much as you should. But your nails would look a lot better if you did.
  2. Be cautious of chemicals in nail productsThat pretty shade of pink or red nail polish that's sitting on the shelf at the nail salon may be loaded with hazardous materials or chemicals.
  3. Slip some warm winter gloves on before the cold - Winter temperatures can seriously dry and deteriorate you nails, so make sure to wear gloves when you go out.
  4. Load up your meals with protein - A well-balanced diet and drinking a lot of water to stay hydrated are just a few of the simple ways that will promote healthier nails.
  5. Nail Strengtheners - They are composed mainly of keratin protein, which is what the nail is mostly made up of. The strengthener bonds the molecules in the nails together creating a stronger nail.


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SECOND, the people who find it hard to grow them if they bite.

What to stop doing :
  1. Stressful situations - Biting your nails can be caused my stressful points in your life. So trying to relax more and having more breaks between work will help!
  2. Being bored - I know this sound easy that it is, but it is quite simple. If you find your self with nothing to do just trying a keep your hands busy.

What you can do :

  1. Seems obvious, but you've got to want it - It might seem redundant to say, but any change has to be desired, really desired. And for such a simple behaviour, nail-biting is surprisingly hard to quit, perhaps partly because it doesn't seem that big a deal and our hands are always with us.
  2. Bitter-tasting nail biting polish -The nasty taste will discourage you from biting. You can also you use a regular clear or coloured nail polish to prevent nail biting.
  3. Wear Gloves or put a rubber band around your wrist - Putting gloves on will prevent you from biting and then if you have have a rubber band around your wrist and snap it whenever you get the urge to bite.
  4. Instead, replace bad with good (or at least neutral) - One of the keys to habit change is developing a new, good (or at least neutral) response that can compete with the old, bad habit.
  • Chewing gum
  • putting your hands in your pockets
  • twiddling your thumbs
  • playing with a ball or an elastic band
  • clasping your hands together
  • eating a carrot


Hope you found this interesting to read! And if you do benefit from doing any of these things, then please comment below to let me know! :) Also if anyone has tried these suggestions before in the past let me know, what love to know if they worked for you!





Friday, 4 April 2014

KIKO


I went to London the other day, just for the day with the family. When I was there I came across this new Makeup brand called KIKO. Now this brand was actually founded the year I was born (1997, so not really new), and now I have come across it, it does sound familiar! When I went in to the store, it was quite busy and seemed very popular! The prices weren't that bad and some of the lipsticks were very cheap. Also they had things discounted which I liked as not many makeup brands have that in their stores.
I would recommend checking out their OUTLET, as they have some really good products on there at the moment at amazing prices!
I bought a lot of things from them the other day, but what I have really loved using is the VOLUME TOP COAT MASCARA! Also this is actually discounted at the moment, so I would go over to their website quickly!
I am going to be keeping an eye on this brand, because I have a feeling that soon it will become extremely popular! (even though it might be already..) Also they don't just do makeup, they do nail varnish and hair products!


The only thing else I can really say is to go and check out their website for yourself, or a store if theres one near you!

Thank you for reading! and hope everyone has a nice weekend!

P.s sorry about not posting for a while, I have my exams soon and i'm revising like crazy! So please, bare with me!


Tuesday, 4 March 2014

GARNIER BB Cream


Hello everyone, I hope everyone is having a good week so far! I thought I would share with you this product and give you my personal views on it. I was recommended to use a 'BB Cream' by one of my mothers friends, as it could be a good thing to use if you have bad skin. So I thought I would look up on the Internet to see what peoples views to which one they would recommend, and came across the GARNIER one. Now funny enough, when I went to the supermarket that day it was sitting on the shelf. I purchased the light one retailed at £9.00, as I have quite pale skin and thought I would add things on top anyway (for extra coverage, because of my acne).
When I first tried it, I though that I should of probably read more reviews on it to begin with without jumping to the conclusion as it was rated one of the top 'BB Creams' on a website! To start with it wasn't that light it was a quite a tanned colour which made me look odd. Now this could be because I don't really blend it in to my skin that much because I was more coverage. So don't let that from stopping you buy it! Putting that aside, I did like the feel of it on my skin and the coverage that it gave me.

This is what Garnier say :

It's your latest beauty secret... an all-in-one super dooper, anytime, anywhere skincare solution for perfected skin.

Use it on its own or as a primer, when you get up, after the gym, a post-work touch up, pre-date beautifier... the list is endless!


What I Think

  • Consistency - It has a good consistency with it being quite think. I personally like creams that are little thicker, because I feel like they provide the amount of coverage that I need.
  • Coverage - For me, personally, you can layer it up quite a lot! But also you can get a quite a light coverage if you choose too.
  • Look On The Skin - It gives quite a even coverage, but with it not matching my skin colour very well it doesn't.
  • Feel On The Skin - This BB cream felt really heavy and can be quite lightweight as well, which I think had something to do with the gel formula. However, it did not make my skin feel as fresh as a daisy like Garnier's BB cream did.
  • Smell - As me and lots of people who have reviewed it, it smells like a Garnier Product.
  • Colour - I have seen this BB cream in only two shades in the UK; Light, Medium. So, quite hard to fit someones skin tone.
  • Wear Time - Due to the fact that this BB cream is quite moisturising and thick it's quite good at trying on.
  • Price - I think for what I think of it and how much there is in the tube, its a good price yes.

1 Product, 5 Solutions

  • Evens tone and boosts glow
  • Blurs Imperfections
  • Smoothes Fine lines
  • 24hr Hydration
  • SPF 15 UV protection




I hope you found this interesting! And please let me know your thoughts on it, or if you use any other BB Creams!



Friday, 21 February 2014

Scarlett Black

I was in London the other day for a number of reasons, one of them being to meet these two ladies todo with my parents factory. One of the ladies owns her own factory, and the other owns her own fashion brand called Scarlett Black. And I thought why not do a post on her, as she has been very successful with it and also I adore some of the things she has on there. But what I found really interesting is that she makes them from up cycled fabrics.

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Scarlett Black is a London based fashion brand that not only showcases it's own premium clothing label, but also showcases other independent premium fashion brands. The collection consists of clothing made from quality fabrics, designed to flatter the body and create a beautiful silhouette.
All styles are designed in a very clean and simplistic way, that can be dressed up or down, to suit more than one occasion.

The Founder of Scarlett Black London, Eliza Scarlett, studied styling and photography at the London Collage of Fashion and has worked as a Buyer for Jaeger & Aquascutum in London. Eliza shows her commercial knowledge throughout the collection and appreciates the importance of today's woman's busy 'day-to-day' lifestyle.

Here are a few Press things that might be of interest to you :





Here are my Favourite things from her clothing, accessories and kids ranges :









Hope you enjoyed looking at this post! and please go check out her website!

Everyone have a lovely end of the week!

P.s it's my blog anniversary. It's just turned 1 today! :D


Monday, 10 February 2014

AQUAORA

My new brand is getting off the ground nicely! I have created a FacebookTwitterInstagram, for aquaora! So, please follow them to keep up to date with new clothing and events! I am in the middle of creating the website, so hopefully it will be up and running soon. I have designed a lot of the clothing and will be doing more. We are starting off with sportswear, swimwear, dresses, skirts and tops. These things will be made with a Fabric that was very popular in the 80's, called the Crinkle Fabric.
Later on, if the brand becomes successful I will start to make products with other fabrics. We are getting the fabric in at the moment, and have shown the pattern maker the designs.
The clothing will be made in my mum and dad's factory that they have just got. They both have experience in that area as they have both owned factories and big companies before.
I also forgot to mention that the fabric that we are starting with is by my mother, Rosemary Moore (which is her designer name). She has had an amazing life, been incredibly successful and has worked with some of the top designers in the world (for example, Jimmy Choo).

I designed the logo the other day, who likes? haha! The name aquaora came from the name aqua aura which is a name of a light blue rock. The .com of aqua aura was taken but then I thought of how it actually sounds and thought that that spelling was better.

These are examples of the fabric that were in the 80's. We won't be creating stuff like this, it will be very different. Although these aren't some of the best pictures, they did create some amazing products.






Hope you enjoyed this post! And hopefully when I get the website up and running people will go on to it and maybe buy something! P.S. Don't forget to go on to my FacebookTwitter and Instagram!!!


Friday, 31 January 2014

MOTELROCKS.COM

Recently I have discovered this awesome fashion Brand called 'Motel'!!! I found it as I was looking up vintage high street brands. They have a great sale at the moment, so I defo go check it out! Also I have been looking for inspirational fashion pictures recently as I am in the process of making my own fashion brand! So I have been on Pinterest a lot, looking at what's the trends at the moment and what kind of things teens are wearing.
I am really excited about this because it's going to give me the chance to be really creative, and make really nice clothing at a good price! I will probably be starting off with bikinis as everyone is selling them at the moment, because they are getting ready for Summer. Which is scary to think about, as I feel like it was Summer a couple of days ago! Then will be doing dresses and sportswear, and hopefully then will start producing some lingerie. I was talking to my mum, as she was telling me how she has been talking to some lingerie companies and how they are having to start making bigger sized bras as more and more people are getting bigger busts. So, I thought it would only be right of me to provide large sized bras! :)
Anyways I am going to show you a few things clothing's items that I particular like for 'Motel'!

Jeffrey Campbell Singin Boot In Cherry Velvet 

£150




£50




£50



Motel Saskia Long Sleeve Crop Top In MidNight Velvet

£25



Hope you liked my post! and I hope when I open up my online store that you tell me what you think of it!

Love you all!!!


Sunday, 26 January 2014

Discovering BODYISM

I recently came across this website which really good be excited! They.. well why don't I just tell and show you a bit about them! So you can see for your self.

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The 'Bodyism' system is a blueprint for a long, lean, healthy body. Working with them they have top performance coaches and fat loss specialists in the world.
They have a broad spectrum of clients from executives, pre and post natal mothers, actors, models, housewives and royalty. There dramatic results speak for themselves. Anyone committed to their health is welcome!
They specialize in creating long, lean, athletic bodies, they do this by building health through there customised nutritional protocols and movement and exercise programs along with their bespoke range of supplements and health drinks. These are specifically designed to strip fat, enhance health, improve posture and increase performance. They monitor your progress and provide nutritional support, supplements and exercise programs wherever you are in the world during your time with them.

Bodyism is unique in what it's able to deliver to clients. They are passionate and incredibly proud of the work they do.


Here is one of their workouts


Hope everyone has a nice weekend! Thanks for reading!