Wednesday, 26 October 2016


I recently came across a website offering formal dresses at great prices. The site is also based in the UK. offers something for every occasion; prom, weddings and special occasion. With hundreds of dresses to chose from you are sure to find something you love.
In this post I wanted to showcase just a few of my favourites.

If you’re looking for your prom dress this website is great. They have a huge range including; short, long, sexy, unique, plus-size, vintage and a huge colour range. Personally for a prom I would go for something that stood out and felt special, yet doesn’t look over the top and like I’m trying too hard. These are my favourites from the site.

I love this dress! I think the bodice is beautiful and a perfect style for a smaller bust like mine. I also love the skirt on this dress as it is subtle yet makes a statement.

I love the sparkle bodice on this and the halter-neck style. I also think the open back adds a gorgeous, glamorous touch.

Depending on the occasion you are catering for I think in most cases you can go more glamorous and dressed-up than if you’re going to a prom. Think sparkles, glamorous and special (in my opinion at least). These are my favourites from the website.

Even though this is marketed as an evening gown I think this could easily be worn for a wedding dress. I love the beautiful lace detailing and fit of this dress.

Wow! The detailing on this dress is just beautiful. I also love the subtle nude/bronze colours.

Are you getting married soon? Or maybe you have a special occasion coming up? Where is your favourite shop? I hope you enjoyed reading this post please feel free to leave a comment below.

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Healthy, Glowing Skin Without The Lotions And Potions: Natural Remedies You Can Try Now!

Many of us dream of looking in the mirror and seeing radiant, clear skin in the reflection. Sadly, most of us don’t have a baby-soft, flawless complexion. You may think that this is because you’re not buying the right lotions and potions. But you don’t need to turn your bathroom into an apothecary to achieve beautiful skin. Often, natural remedies can be highly effective too. Here are some simple things you can try now to make your skin look and feel healthier.

When you think of exercise, you probably focus on losing weight or toning up. Working out offers great benefits for your muscles, heart, and lungs. But it can also really help to boost your complexion. When you exercise, your circulation improves, and this enables vital nutrients to reach the surface skin layers. Sweating is also a natural form of cleansing, and it can help to speed up skin cell renewal. You may be thinking that exercise is hard work. You may dread the thought of even stepping into a gym, let alone trying to work the machines. The good news is that working out can be enjoyable, and you’ll get fitter and more confident every session. The gym is also not the only place you can engage in physical activity. You can work up a sweat by going for a jog on the beach, playing team sports or doing an exercise class with friends. If you’re self-conscious, you could always try exercising at home.

When you don’t get enough sleep, you feel lethargic and irritable the next day. But have you also noticed that your eyes look puffy, and your skin looks dull and feels dry? You may think that you can survive on little sleep, but your body might be telling you otherwise. When you’re asleep, your body doesn’t shut down. All kinds of important processes take place, including skin cell renewal. If you miss out on sleep, it will soon take its toll on your looks, as well as your energy levels. Ideally, you should get 7-8 hours of sleep per night. If you’re struggling to hit this target, try and find solutions. Are you waking up because of noise outside? Are you falling asleep on the sofa and then finding it impossible to get up in the morning? Are you tossing and turning trying to get comfortable? If so, it is possible to address these problems. Wear earplugs to block out noise and try and go to bed earlier. Read a mattress toppers guide and invest in one with good reviews to make your bed more comfortable. If there are underlying problems keeping you awake, such as anxiety, see your doctor.

Certain foods have incredible benefits for your skin. Try and add foods that are rich in antioxidants and vitamins to your diet. Good examples include seeds, nuts, berries, and tomatoes. Green tea is also packed with antioxidants, which can slow the aging process.

If you long for bright, beautiful skin, give these natural remedies a try. Hopefully, you’ll notice positive differences in no time.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Thinking of Giving Yourself A Salon Treatment At Home? Three Concerns You Can't Overlook

Too frequently, you find yourself wanting to do something but not having the time to do it. You have work, family responsibilities, and household duties to attend to. You know your hair is not at its best, or that your nails need a new coat of gel, but the schedule doesn't lie. There's no time for it.

You then decide you have two options. You can decide to wait, with your roots showing or your hair ends going untrimmed. Your teeth an off-white, almost yellow colour. Your nails unpolished or worse yet, chipped.

Or... you decide to do it for yourself.

The latter option is increasingly popular. Not only do most drug stores carry the supplies to let you do it yourself, but they are generally less expensive than the in-salon options. So you decide to take the plunge - what's the harm, after all?

There's potentially quite a lot.

1. Safety Concerns

With products like teeth whitening treatments, you're not playing with benign chemicals here. These require stringent safety regulations which it's unlike you will strictly adhere to. If we're honest, how many of us read the whole leaflet and refer to it? These chemicals are potent and should be treated as such, so handling them with no qualification to do so is a bad idea. You could permanently injure yourself because you don't know what you're doing. Professionals are trained to deal with these elements and to deal with any subsequent issues.

The same applies with colouring your own hair. There are chemicals found in at-home dye products that can trigger severe allergic reactions, even if you do a patch test.

2. Health Concerns

Not only can you cause an acute problem in the moment, but these kits also pose a long-term threat. Even if the first application seems to be okay, by continuing to use them, you're doubling down on the risk.

One good example of this is with gel nails. Removal of gel nails seems like the kind of thing you should be able to do at home, but the cost can be extreme. You can chip, damage or weaken your nails through repeated bad removal. A technician who is actually trained to do this will know how to remove gel so that the nail bed beneath it is undamaged. Just because you can do it does not mean that you should; there's a reason people get qualifications in these areas.

3. Efficacy Concerns

If you decide to try and dodge the bullets of health and safety concerns, there's still the end result. If you're not happy with a result from a salon or clinic, you can ask them to fix it until you are. If you do it for yourself, it's up for you to fix - and you might not have the knowledge to do that. You are extremely unlikely to get the same results on yourself as someone who is working separately from you, with a full view without a mirror.

Is the risk worth it? In our opinion, no. Some things should be left to the pros, for your health as much as anything.