Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Summer Body tips!

We're all getting to that stage where our summer body will have the bare all in a little two piece bikini and we've waited untill the last minute to try and buff up our body to its maximum potential on such a short time limit! don't worry your not the only one so I've put together a few tips in preparation for your dreaded bikini bod preview to help you along the way..

A few weeks before:
- Buy a firming creme, many company's do one like soap and glory for £16.00 put if that's a bit too expensive palmers do a firming body butter for around less then a fiver that could help you out too.. Just massage it into the skin every morning and before bed, i would recommend photographing the journey if its possible, just for your benefit and help you know if there are any results, also creams can reduce the appearance of stretch marks.

- DO Exercise. now im not saying join a gym and do a 5k run everyday, just do little simple exercises like sit ups, leg raises, squats but my tip would be to do them whilst your either listening to the radio or watching your favorite evening tv show, watching you tube videos, anything that when your concentrating on the thing your watching, you wont realize that you can do a lot more that you think you can!

-Drink water! i know its a simple thing that everybody says but it will hydrate your skin in preparation for all the drying sun, help you loose a couple pounds since your not stocking up on sugary carbonated drinks and will also do wonders for you skin, face wise if your going to be sat around the pool make-up free.

A few days before:

-Dry body brushing, get a body brush and wherever your have cellulite or uneven skin brush your skin in an upwards motion towards your heart! do it in a circular motion as well to improve the blood flow and even the skin level out, this will minimize and reduce the appearance although it can not be used as permanent fix, take your body brush away to do it on the go!

-Cut carbs out of your diet a week before you go away, unless you are exercising.. carbs stock up as fat when they are not being burnt and the last thing you want before you go away is to stock up a few more inches to the hips.

- Get in as much exercises as you thing you can do, sit ups and leg raises lay on your side are the best to help stomach fat and inner thighs.

~ Additionally buy swimming costumes/bikinis that are appropriate for your body shape and flatters you in all the right places, get fitted breasts for women with bigger breasts and get the correct patterns in your bikini's as some can make you look wider than you are.

Payday haul

So the other day was that day most of us all look forward to.. PAYDAY! since theres been a burst of summer sales recently and i've been itching to buy some certain things i thought why not? everybody deserves a treat right? now i'm sure some long time followers are aware that i'm huge on bargains and love sales wayyy too much. infact it's rare I buy a lot of things full price unless I just can't live without them. anyway on with the haul, heres all the things I did purchase from my little shopping trip and a lot of them are very summer based as I am taking them to Turkey with me early september.
So this top is just a cheap top from primark as I was going to an event where I needed to wear red so I was a little like, eeeek I Don't own a lot of red things in my wardrobe but the cute peter pan collar and reduce price to £3.00 made me just pick it up since, i won't really be that fussed if I never wear it again.

 This I picked up from River island, in the huge summer sale reduced from £35.00 to £10.00 which is a bargain! it  fits like a glove, seriously.. this is in a size 8 and it hides everything you want hiding but the slight sinching in at the waist gives you curves in the appropriate places, and as its a play suit it covers everything south end ( if you know what i mean) which is good for nights out.

 Now this one had to be one of my most loved items i've purchased this little shop, again its from primark and only cost me £5.00 reduced from £13.00.. i love how it reminds me of sweets and again fits so well to my body shape. perfect for holiday.

This one is a little bit of a difficult item to photograph purely because of the way it falls, buts its a skater dress, and this one was actually purchased by my boyfriend as a cute little out of the blue gift, again in sale down to £12.00 from topshop.

This dress was a huge bargain at £8.00 which isn't dear anyway reduced down to £3.00.. i loved the grey and lime green contrast with the wrap cut out core body section, I feel it will look amazing with a tan although the studded detailing did not come on the dress, i put that on myself to give it a little bit of 'something more'

Both of these shoes were originally priced at £13.00 each and went down in the sale at dorothy perkins when i took a recent trip to wales for the smidge price of £3.00. WHAT? saving me twenty pound in total I got two pairs of sandals for £6.00

Overall I feel i did get so many good bargains for holiday, becuase I hate paying full price for things to go on holiday with, the way I see it i'm in them a week or two then there in the suitcase on top of the wardrobe untill next year!

Saturday, 28 July 2012

fashion want!

I was searching for ascent sized airplane carry on bag to just put all my essentials in and i looked everywhere.. topshop,Asos,river island, republic,bank,h&m,new look so then I popped over to Zara and the first bag I saw I loved! it was on the sale for £15.99.. but since my boyfriends in spain and it was there for 10 euro I thought of ask him to see of he can pick it up. I'll keep you guys updated if I manage to get it or not put I do love it!

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

ASOS £100 challenge

I found out from another blog that I read that 'The discounter code blog' are hosting a competition for readers to make their ideal outfit from the clothes available on the ASOS website only and within a limit of £100. Sound pretty simple right? wrong, this was such a difficult task since there's so much selection on ASOS and in today's society 100 quid doesn't get you all that far. I thought this competition was such a great idea, it fun, free and gives you an amazing oppertunity to actually win £100 to shop on ASOS.

I thought i would share with you what I created from the clothes on the ASOS website, I love everything I picked and think it all goes really well together, actually if i did win this competition this would be the exact outfit i'd preferably get, but its not about winning really.. just thought it would be fun & If you guys would like to do it too head over Here to find out more.

River Island Skater Skirt £16.00

ASOS T-Shirt with Quilted Section £18.00

ASOS PARAMOUNT Wedge Court Shoes £30.00

ASOS Metal Frame Clutch Bag £18.00

Models Own Trend Nail Polish Collection £5.00 (shade peach sherbet)

River Island Maisie Sunglasses £10.00

Asos Fox ring £3.00

TOTAL: £100

All in all I chose this outfit because I thought it would be perfect for summer, Tuck the quilted top into the skater skirt to give a more defined figure, the peach polish will look clean and contrast well against the bright lime/yellow bag and your summer tan, plus the gold ring and gold frame work of the sunglasses will match the bags metal rim perfectly.  Colour blocking wedges add a bit more a statement whilst the casual tee still allows it to not look as overdone. Perfect for going day to night, just take of the sunglasses, add some eyelashes and done! 

Hope you guys like

Friday, 20 July 2012

attempting bleaching DIY

I've seen a lo of posts and videos on DIY/ customised clothing with beads, crochet, studs, bleach, tie die, dip
dye: you name it I've read about it. so the other day in asda I picked up a cheap old plain green long tee for like 2 quid to try something with. I prefer the whole not perfect, shabby chic' grungy type look so I tried to recreate what imagined doing in my head with this top. bleaching it scattered and studding it. the end result wasn't as blended as I ha images and looks a bit mor splashy than I has originally planned. overall I'm more impressed with my studding as a posed to the actual bleach but all in all it's a wearable item. looks a lot more interesting than when I first purchased it and is extremely cheap to make. I you want a step by step what I did to create it please don't hesitate to ask.
thanks for reading,Jade x

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Sunday cleaning

so today I decided it was about time I should of cleaned my everyday makeup brushes since I've been putting it if for ages. I know I know it's a huge germaphobe thing but I don't find it a joyous or relaxing thing to participate in so the longer it's kept away the better, now before all the advice on how unhygienic it is to not clean my brushes I do spot clean them 2 times a week with just a spray bottle. but today I was talking a full on deep clean in all the nucks and crannies.. using simple baby shampoo and hot water I mauled over the sink giving into the gathered up dirty brushes! it was all worth it since there clean and tidy.. for now!

- if you want a brush collection/review please let me know

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

max factor free gift review

hey all, as many of you will know max factor/boots always have free gift offers when you spend a certain amount of money so since I was picking up their panstick foundation I thought if get a few more things to make up the money to the free gift. ao the free gift did include a sample of mascara, a lipstick in the shade English rose, a £3 off any max factor foundation, a sample of their cream blush and a red bail polish. now the mascara is a pretty good mascara and is a food sample size to just throw in my bag, same with the size of the lipstick although the shade isn't the most flattering on my skin but you never know It could come in handy one say. for the blush, that's the thing I love the most from this gift.. it's so easy to blend into the skin and it's a lovely shade for summer. the voucher domes in handy as I love my panstick foundation so next time I can hopefully get it for £3.99 bargain! and the nail polish I am VERY disappointed at as mine came with the top rim of the glass bottle shattered and a piece broke off when I opened if so I am going to complain to my local boots store! overall it is a good box and it's worth getting If you buy and like max factor products anyway plus it all comes in a cute union jack box so yayyyyy

Monday, 9 July 2012

things i want to do this summer

1. Obviously, have an amazing summer holiday sinse im going to turkey with all the girls I know from dance.. it should be amazing!
2. Do a swap with somebody from the blogging community that lives outside the UK like australia/america/italy/spain to get some products we can't get over here.
3. Get a tattoo but i'm not sure if i'm brave enough for this one yet!
4.Take a trip to London to spend the entire day just sight seeing and shopping.
5. Go camping with all my friends again like we used to, good old days.
6. Have a huge BBQ/pool party that last's all day and night.
7.Set up a blogger shop on this blog selling like, customized clothing or anything like that really.
8. learn to drive when I return from holiday if i have enough money.. yayyy!
9.Do a blog sale if enough people are interested.

OOTN: neon

so, the other night I went out and decided to wear my newest purchase from river island.. a matching bodycon skirt and bandeau. costing a whopping £6.00 for the outfit on sale and 3 quid a pice how could I resist!
All reviews made and opinions given on this blog are completley my own.