Essential clothes for British winter

So winter is around the corner which only mean it’s time for those thick layers 😣. I can’t believe how quick summer/holidays have gone but it’s been a good one and I hope winter goes by quickly and it’s not so cold.

UK winter can get bitterly cold and it can also depends where you live, Glasgow, Scotland and County Durham get really cold and so you need the right clothes to survive those chilly months.

Here is a list of the essential items needed for UK winter season.

Warm puffer water proof jacket

When it comes to jackets for winter you need to make sure you get the right one as it might be the one you wear day in day out. The best winter jacket is the puffer jacket preferably the long ones as they cover your whole body and they make you feel all warm and snuggled up. You also need to make sure that the lining is not thin but thick in order to keep you warm.

Layers

This is so essentially in order to survive winter. You have to layer up big time, I don’t mean layer up and look like a giant snowman lol but you have to wear layers to add that extra layer of warmth. For example if your wearing a T-shirt make sure it’s long sleeves and add a jumper on top of it, if your wearing ankle boots wear some thick tights and add leg warmers.

Raincoat or umbrella

British weather is very unpredictable it might start out cold, then sunny, then raining….. so you will need a rain cover or umbrella for those rainy days especially if your jacket is not water proof. Layering up under the raincoat will help keep you warm and dry but if you don’t have a raincoat am umbrella does the same job.

Hat, gloves and scarf

I love a chunky scarf because am able to wrap it around my neck and tuck my chin in it ohhhh its so cosy!. A thick scarf is a must because a thin one will do nothing to keep you warm especially when it’s so cold you feel like it’s cutting you!. I don’t really wear a hat in winter but if it’s snowing I do wear it as I don’t want ice on my hair but if your not used to cold weather then wear the hat.

I hope you found this help. Do you live in a cold country or sunny? How do you survive winter?

Love Me x

Everyday makeup look without foundation

We are all used to using foundation as a base for our makeup to help smooth and even out our skin but sometimes (actually alot of the time) I really do not want to apply foundation to my skin because for one it goes all over your clothes and when you touch other people’s it smears majorly on theirs too, your skin does not breath because its quite thick, am one of those people who constantly touches their face so it will be all over my hands, in summer you might end up melting like a popsicle lol……

So as you see foundation is not my friend much until I have a major event like a wedding or something big to go to then I will use it.

My everyday makeup routine does not include foundation at all and I only use concealer rarely everyday. I don’t know any woman who does not like having a makeup free face but I understand sometimes you don’t have a choice in the matter like some jobs you have to have flawless makeup (e.g corporate jobs or air hostesses) or if you have problems with your skin.

For me I use the Rimmel london natural bronzer as my base which I use to help get rid of any shine on my face, it has a little bit of glitter but its really really minimal, I then use the Sleek Cleopatra’s kiss highlighter and apply the shade Sphinx.

I then apply Maybelline push up angel masscara followed by filling in my eyebrows and I finish off by applying some lipgloss and lipliner to add some colour.

And thats my everyday look done in literally about 5 minutes and remember no foundation used.

So give it a go and see if you like it or it’s a no no for you. Please let me know in the comment section below if it worked for you and if you use something else in place of foundation.

Love Me x

Stiletto Croc shoes

Hey guys, so the crocs have been made into a stiletto!. I have actually never worn or owned a pair of crocs but I bought some for my kids and I have seen quite a lot of nurses wearing them at work and am guessing they are comfortable as nurses have to be on their feet for long periods of time and need comfortable shoes.

Now truth be told, the original design is not the best looking shoes out there and alot of people including me were not impressed by them.

But now days there are new attractive, different designs that everyone can find a pair they like.

Recently the designer Balenciaga has come up with a stiletto version which looks cute, this version has flags and flowers stickers on them as well as the trade mark holes in the shoes which I don’t think look good on it on the front part.

Ummm if it was affordable I might buy it but at the same time I would not be upset or in my feelings if I don’t have a pair. It’s one of those shoes that your 50/50 about and maybe it should be left as the original croc.

What are your thoughts guys? Would you buy and wear it or should crocs be left as the original design? Let me know in the comment section below.

Love Me x

37 step makeup routine!

Heyyyyy guys hope you are all well. So a 37 step makeup routine eh? Anyone out there who actually does this? My makeup routine included around 10 steps because thats all I really need which includes lotion as I dont like putting too much makeup products on my face and I dont have the time or patience to take an hour out of my life to apply makeup lol.

The 37 step makeup routine is used by the one and only Kylie Jenner so let get into it.

How to steps

● Moisturise your face and apply some chapstick or lipbalm which is something everyone should be doing everyday.

● Brows Kylie fills in her brows and apply concealer underneath as a base before applying eyeshadow. I enjoy doing my eyebrows because I have mastered how to do them that I don’t actually use concealer to clean or sharpen them anymore.

● Eyeshadow she applies a range of different shades on each eye lid, I personally don’t do eyeshadow because I simply can’t do it, I have tried numerous times and failed everytime.

● Dew drops she then mixes dew drops with foundation which she applies all over her face using a brush. I don’t use dew drop as I think they will make my face oily and I like my makeup to stay matte.

● Concealer she then applies concealer under her eyes area, nose,chin and then she bakes. I only use concealer if am going out out but on a daily basis I do2nt use it and the baking is a rare for me now days, I only bake if I remember lol.

● Foundation she then applies foundation followed by a bronzer underneath her cheekbones and then she sets it using setting powder. I use one small pump of foundation as I don’t like putting too much products on my face and less is better for me.

● Lips she then moves onto lips which she loves glossing up. She applies liner, fills them in then lipstick and finally lipgloss. For me I line then lipstick depending if it’s matte or not I might apply some lipgloss as matte lipsticks can be drying to lips.

Blush Kylie like to apply blush all over her face! I used to use blush on my cheeks but I don’t anymore as we people of colour if we blush it don’t show and I just kinda got bored of applying it.

● Eyelashes she applies black mascara to her top lashes and brown on her bottom. I actually don’t like putting on mascara because am always touching my eyes but I use it as my eyes look naked with a full face of makeup and no mascara but I don’t apply any to my bottom lashes a I don’t like the look of it.

● Highlighter Kylie love highlighter and applies it like a pro to her cheekbones and the tip of her nose, I live for highlighter and apply it almost everyday. Its just one of those things that gives your skin a glowup and shapes your cheekbones.

● Brow gel she then applies brow gel and brushes her brows, I don’t use brow gel as it’s pointless in my eyes. I have tried it before and I don’t see a difference at all.
Finally she applies setting spray and voila she’s finished.

When you read 37 steps makeup rountine you think woah thats alot of steps but it’s really not much at all, her YouTube tutorial for it is literally 10 mins long.

How many steps is your makeup routine? What do you think of the Kylie Jenner routine?

Love Me x

Clothes I wish I could wear

Hello my lovelies so summer has finally arrived yayyyyy and this is the season when jelousy, shoulda, coulda, woulda and enviousiness (if thats even a word? Is it a word?) comes out of people the most, me included.

This is the time when those with the stunning figures put them on show and the rest of us just work with what we got given lol because what else can we do? Apart from plastic surgery 😂😅

Being a mum I feel there are certain clothes that I should not wear and I am speaking exclusively about me, and being a somewhat curvy girl, there are also clothes I feel would just make me look trashy and frumpy. So I am going to talk about some of the items I wish I could rock but feel I can’t.

BOOB TUBS

Boob tubs can look nice if worn the right way and they can also look trashy and cheap of worn the wrong way. I would wear it with a blazer on top being that its already exposing almost the entire half of your body.

I cant wear boob tubs! My boobs have feed 4 babies and they just look like monkey boobies 😂😂 so the boob tub would have no chance in holding them up.

BODYCON DRESS

Now doesn’t this gorl look fierce? 😍😍 its just not fair😣. Bodycon dresses are the type of clothes that just show all your humps and bumps, you can hide anything in them. I have tried control pands or spanks and they just end up rolling down and exposing my gut.

Then comes the time to sit down, childddd, I need a bag to hide my stomach because once again the fold in my stomach is on show. I dont know maybe I have the wrong control pants? So let your girl know if there any good one.

MINI SKIRTS

I love my legs and I think they are one of best features hence why I love dresses and skirts but mini skirts can be alittle annoying.

If I was to wear the skirt below I would look ridiculous because i would have to keep pulling the skirt down, actually I would even leave my house because my butt would be on show. The only mini skirts that work for my curvy derrière are the stretchy kind that way the hug my body and dont move much.

BIKINI

And finally the lovely, world known bikini. To be honest I have never felt comfortable enough to wear a two piece, I have always worn a one piece because I can breath and I dont have to worry too much about how my midriff looks.

For some of us after having kids that pouch never really leaves you, some days its obvious and others its non existent so now day I also go for the tankini or the high waisted bikini.

So what clothes give you trouble and which ones do you stay away from? What trick do you use for different clothes? Let me know in the comment section below.

Love Me x

The top 8 fashion winter trends for 2018/19

So sadly winter will be with us in about 2/3 months ;-( and this is the time to start shopping for the jackets, jumpers, winter boots etc. The new Autumn and winter looks are out on runways and her are the top 10 trends to look out for and splash your cash on.

1   ANIMAL PRINT

I guess I will be wearing my green animal print pencil skirt in winter too, though I will be adding boots to the outfit instead of sandles. Animal print is one of those styles which can never go out of fashion and when you wear it you just feel  like you run things and it makes you stand out from the crowd.

Michael Kors

Micheal Kors

Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana

2   LEATHER DRESS 

I have a leather dress I wore about 4 years ago and I thought I might never wear it again as I thought wearing leather as a dress was out of style but I guess not and I was actually thinking of throwing it out!. wearing a leather skirt or pants give you that rock chick, bad ass look that makes you feel powerful and raunchy, now we can also rock a leather dress and feel like we own the side walk. oh yessss strut girls.

Sonia Rykiel

Sonia Rykiel

Tod's

Tod’s

3   CAPE

Capes are so versatile that you can wear them in almost any season and you can replace your jacket for them, they are extra warm for winter days, warm enough for those cold spring days or when the weather is like UK weather( unlike these last fews summer weeks which have been crazy hot) you can also use them on summer nights.

Lemaire

Lemaire

Erdem

Erdem

4   SLASH OF SILVER

This trend I need to have in my wardrobe, a silver dress will make me look like some type of futuristic chick. Am definitely looking for a silver outfit.

Balmain

Balmain

Off-White

Off-white

5   TWEED

I remember wearing the tweed school girl skirt back in 2000 and something which was inspired by Britney spears when she wore one in her first music video. Am sure every girl had one of those skirts and every where you looked someone was wearing one, I wonder if that skirt will ever come back in style. Tweed is so versatile that you can wear it with anything from jeans to a dress etc.

Matty Bovan

Matty Bovan

Chanel

Chanel

6   PLEATS

I love pleats because they can give those of us who don’t have hips some some type of front shape. They also move with your body so we are able to hide our bumps and you are able to style them with snicker or heels.

Balenciaga

Balenciaga

 

Sportmax

Sportmax

7   ROCKING SILK

I have worn silk scarves but a silk outfit? I don’t think I have go the chance, I can just imagine how a silk dress would feel on ones skin mmmmmm.

Oscar De La Renta

Oscar De La Rente

Marine Serre

Marine Serre

8   LOGOS

This is a style that everyone has been doing for such a long time and I guess it sticking around for many years to come.

Fendi

Fendi

 

Versace

Versace

So ladies lets hot up winter like its summer.

Love Me x

How to style the same cropped trousers 3 different ways

*NOT SPONSORED*

Finding items of clothes you can style and wear different ways is not hard to find, items like leather jackets or blazers, trousers, tops or even dresses are the kind of items you can wear lots of different ways and people might not even know you wore it around them already.

These are the kind of items i like to purchase because i am not the type of person to be buying new items of clothing everytime am going out (unlike my sister lol) i like to reuse my clothes till the wheels fall off literally sometimes lol

I styled these cropped trousers from primark 3 ways, sporty, smart and kind of winter look.

Sporty look

Smart look

Winter or autumn look

Love Me x

The pressure to stay trendy in the fashion blogging world

So I have been blogging for 2 years now and my topics range from parenthood to fashion to makeup/skincare. At one point I thought maybe I should focus on one niche as that’s what most bloggers do and advice you to do but I thought I don’t just like one thing, I like a number of things and would like to share my opinion on all that interest me. So I decided to pick a number of topics that I felt passionate about and make me me and these were parenthood as am a mum, fashion as I enjoy putting together outfits and getting all dressed up, and skincare, who doesn’t like to take care of their skin.

My first year of blogging was me being very excited to have a blog where I was able to express myself and do what I want, it was my little corner where I would pour out all my feelings and stress and leave it there, then I got pregnant with the twins and I slacked a bit because all I wanted to do was sleep as this pregnancy was taking it all out of me. But overt the last 4 months I decided to really work on my blogging and take it to the next level and so I started to look into ways to improve my topics and really think about what I wanted to share with the world.

I started to read and take interest in other blogs like mine and as much as I found them motivating, they also made me feel quite intimidated and started doubting myself If really this is something I should be doing or is it really for me and being a prayerful person I prayed about it and asked God to give me a sign if this career is for me because no matter how much you try if its not meant for you, its not for you. As I was looking through these blogs it seemed like I needed to have quite a lot of money in order to buy the latest fashion style because it seemed like they were always on point with the latest trends and someone like me can’t afford to be splashing the cash because I don’t have an extra disposable income. This made me think that maybe this is why I don’t have a big following because I cant afford the trendy stuff which demotivated me.

(NON SPONSORED) During my research I found this blogger called Marina De Giovanni who is a very successful blogger and business coach among other things. She wrote an e-book called “a lifestyle bloggers guide” which I bought skeptically but once I started reading it I quickly reached for my paper and pen because she was talking knowledge that I understood and not gibberish. She took it back to basic from setting up your blog site to your first blog post to finding a topic. This to me was a sign because once I finished the book I knew what to do and where to take my blog and I have been on a hype since then.

I have come to realize that fashion is what you make it, yes you should try and buy the latest fashion but if you cant, some of the new trends are the same ones that came out 5 years ago which means you probably have them in your wardrobe you just have to dust them off and put your own twist to it and your up to date.

But remember always stay true to your passion and what you love because this is you life and your career.

Love Me x

NEW FESTIVAL TREND CALLED “Glitter butts”

It seems like every year their is a new festival trend and this year is no different. The newest trend is called “Glitter butts” and it was started by an Artist called Mia Kennigton, Mia is an artist from The Gypsy Shrine who are based in U.K. They travel around the world offering different services from face painting to body art to hair braiding and now glitter butts.

This trend is spreading like wild fire as all over Instagram those brave enough are doing this trend. some people are wearing the glitter with out any bottoms and others are opting for hot pants or bikini bottoms so whatever works for you work it!.

HOW TO APPLY IT

So according to my research in order to get the glitter to stick you have to first cover your butt with styling gel and while the gel is still wet use a brush to press the glitter on ( the best glitter to use is the chunky one but you can still use any glitter you want) if you want to add more glam to your glitter butt you can also add gemstones using body adhesive.

And lastly, you don’t have to do this step but its recommended you fix your glitter with a setting spray and then you are ready to shine and wow the crowd.

And remember to use makeup wipes or and oil based makeup remover to take the glitter off.

So whatever way you chose to wear it,make sure you take pictures to remember this trend and have fun with it there is no right or wrong way to wear “Glitter butts”.

Love Me x