Sunday, August 24, 2014

BE A BIT (Victoria) BECKHAM.......




NET-A-DRESSERS


Style


STEAL


Leather trousers are a slick wardrobe essential, effortlessly modern and cool. 

By day, wear with sneakers and a slouchy sweater, add heels for after dark.
  
The perfect day to night transition piece
 that every N-A-D reader should have this AW14.



Victoria Beckham Denim  outfit




Victoria Beckham Denim 



BLACK STRETCH-LEATHER LEGGINGS £1,100 










BLACK LEATHER LOOK LEGGINGS £28
 NEXT


After reading the great reviews I quickly snapped up a pair. 
They are fabulous, and really do look like leather.

The bonus with NEXT as always, is that petite and tall options are available, but they are coming up a bit on the small side. 

I promise you they always look good no matter what your shape.

SO........

 If you are curvy opt for an over sized sweater or shirt, one of this seasons key trends.

Boyish shapes add some all over the catwalk fur.

And if you are somewhere in between? Just have some fun knowing you look slick, glamorous and the right side of edgy this AW14.


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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

STYLE BRIEF...........

NET-A-DRESSER
Enter the 
NEW............


The September fashion issues are all over the shelves, and we are 'all over' our summer clothes. 

The whiff of the new season is in the air and I am ready to dip a BIG toe in.

Fashion right now has never been more diverse or exciting, from sky high heels to frugly flats, there is something for all of us.

 Designer, to 'grab it before it's gone' High Street pieces, get ready to translate the new seasons looks, and make them a lust worthy wardrobe reality..........

And so with a chill in the air already (it is still only August after all?) I decide to console myself with my first purchase of the new season.





NAVY COCOON WOOL RICH COAT £139
 M&S AUTOGRAPH

It's a classic for a reason, a chic sharp winter coat.


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 Have you been 'New Season' tempted yet, or are you holding out for a few more weeks of summer?

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

RUNWAY TO REAL LIFE........

     


NET-A-DRESSERS


Style


STEAL

   

PLEATS PLEASE................


C├ędric Charlier 




PLEATED SILK- BLEND LAME MIDI SKIRT £865 



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PLEATED METALLIC MIDI SKIRT £45
 Asos



Metallic's work now while the sun is 'just' still shining. 

 Later pair with a black cashmere polo and heels.
OR
 Tame it right down with one of this seasons biggest trends 'the chunky knit and boy shoes'.

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Sunday, August 3, 2014

SUMMER BEAUTY EDIT............

BARE 
ESSENTIALS

I wanted to show you my favorite beauty products
 that I have been using this summer.

.“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
Image via

POLISH THAT BODY.....


It all starts with a good body brush. I work in long sweeping motions from the feet upwards. It's said to help eliminate toxins, by stimulating your circulation.
 I definitely feel by doing this most morning's before my shower,
that it gives you smoother, glowing, brighter skin.


Aromatherapy Associates 

Aromatherapy Associates Body Brush £15.00



SCRUB UP.....


Exfoliation is the key to getting smooth all over summer skin, 
and a gorgeous even tan. 
But I find a lot of products are just too harsh. However, I have always loved Kiehls products and this gentle scrub by them, exfoliates without drying, plus it smells divine, and leaves my skin feeling super soft.



Creme de Corps Soy Milk & Honey Body Polish - Body Cleansers & Scrubs

Kiehls Creme de Corps Soy Milk & Honey Body Polish  £22.50


SKIN DRINKS.....

The sun can very quickly zap the moisture out of your skin, 
and as I have a tendency to dry skin anyway, I always moisturize really well.

So whilst my skin is still damp from the shower, I rub in body cream or lotion. One of my favourites, and one that always makes my skin feel extra nourished is Eau Thermale Avene Cold cream. 

Kept in the fridge It also makes a great aftersun product, 
instantly cooling, hydrating, and soothing.

Avene products are excellent for anyone with sensitive skin too.




Avene Cold Cream Body Lotion  £20


PURE OLIVE OIL.....

Whenever my skin needs a big dollop of extra moisture, 
I use organic olive oil. 

 Now it may not have the luxury factor of expensive beauty products, but Mediterranean women have been using it for centuries, and I promise you it really does restore dry skin. 

This natural product contains among other great health and skin boosting properties, vitamin E, omega 9 fatty acids, and squalene (an organic compound found in human sebum).

I tend to use this after a bath, and about an hour before bed, to give it a chance to really soak in. 






NIP + FAB.....

This is the second summer I have used some of their great products. This skin and body care range was brought out by Maria Hatzistefanis who founded the luxury 'Rodial' range.

 Nip + fab has been designed to target specific areas of the face and body, but at affordable prices. With a celebrity following including Victoria Beckham, Jennifer Aniston, and reportedly Kelly Rowland, using their Sheer Make Up Fix, it's a brand worth trying.

P.S. I did my Ocado grocery shop last night, and to my surprise all Nip + Fab is half price on there at the moment.......So hurry!
Ocado Nip + Fab


My favorite products that really work for me are the Upper Arm Fix.........Now don't expect overnight miracles?

 I did have to get through two tubes to see some results, but after applying twice daily for about six weeks, I could see my skin was firmer and more toned, I always exercise, but arms especially the flabby underneath bit is always the hardest to target, but using this product has really made a difference to my upper arms!


Nip + Fab Upper Arm Fix, £12.95


Nip + Fab Upper Arm Fix  £12.95


Also I love their Glycolic Fix exfoliating face pads, especially when it's been really hot and sticky, and I want to get a deep cleanse.
  My skin definitely looks brighter after using these.







Glycolic Fix Pads £12.95



HAIR.....

Now I like my hair beachy in summer, but a lot of the sea salt sprays make my hair feel a bit too crispy?
 But this Sea Mist by John Masters, gives a subtle day at the beach look, rather than a looking like a brush hasn't been near your hair in weeks, and you have never heard of conditioner! 

 It's organic formula contains lavender, which prevents the hair from drying out, plus it's safe to use on color treated hair, which is great as I have highlights, that can literally frizzle up in the sun!

John Masters Organics Sea Mist 266ml

John Masters Organics Sea Salt Mist £11.65


SELF TAN FOR FACE.....

As I try not to get too much or any sun on my face, I always need a little extra color, and this is truly the best facial tanner I have ever used (and I have tried a lot)!
 It glides on beautifully, no after smell, and whilst expensive, you literally only use a pea size amount. There are two shades, and although I have a light to medium skin tone, I was advised to go for the darker bronze shade. 
I love it, and it's the nearest thing to a week in the sun!






CHANEL SOLEIL IDENTITE
 Perfect color face self tanner £30


NAILED.....

As much as I love all the bright summer nail polishes, I prefer to wear something deep and dark.

So lastly the color I am currently wearing and loving is by Chanel. It's a beautiful dark grey/navy shade from their A/W 14 collection, that is super creamy, and dries to a high shine. 

There are lots of similar more affordable alternatives out there, but I do find Chanel nail polishes go on so well, and last for ages!

LE VERNIS NAIL COLOUR (631 ORAGE)


CHANEL 'Orage' Nail Polish £18

 I am going away again later this month, and these are the products that I have been using in the run up to my holiday. 

We all want to step out on the beach feeling happy and confident, and using some of these products a few weeks before you hit the beach will definitely help. And if you are not going away, you can still extend that summer vibe at home by enjoying them, and looking your very best!



"I would love to know if you have any summer beauty buys and tips to share?"


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