Myths about beauty

So everyone has beauty advice given to them by their mums or grandparents or aunties that they swear by, some people swear by washing their faces in ice cold water to help keep their faces wrinkle free others it’s always having a full face of makeup because you never know who your going to meet, maybe prince charming?

So everyone has their own beauty habits but there are certain routines that have you wondering who made it up or came up with it? And so we are going to have a look at some of these beauty myths.

1. Going on a tanning bed is safer than going in direct sun

Melanoma is the deadliest type of skin cancer and it affect a lot of young people who use tanning beds because experts believe they cause Melanoma. It’s believed that even just one session increases the risk of getting this type of skin cancer so it’s better to avoid it and just stick to fake tan that you apply yourself.

2. Skin damages before the age of 18

Now this one I did not understand one bit, how can your skin get damaged while your still growing and in your prime?. Your skin can get damaged at any age that’s why we need to apply lotion to it, wear sunscreen to protect it as well as avoid premature wrinkles.

3. All your skincare products need to be from the same line

I for one never use products from the same line because I like to test different product lines. Also trying different products might help with different areas of your skin because one product might not work for that area while another will.

4. You can get rid of cellulite

This is an old age myth, no matter what you try you can never get rid of cellulite, you might reduce it but it will still be there. I have seen skinny girls with cellulite which goes to show it’s not about your size it’s something we all have.

5. If you pluck a gray hair two will grow back

This is another old wives tale because there is no truth to it. I think it’s in our heads and we convince ourselves they have grown back double but really they haven’t.

6. Waxing make hair grow back thinner

This I believed was true but according to experts it’s not. Though the hair will grow back thinner because its damaged within 2 or 3 weeks it will be back to the thickness it was before. Only laser hair removal can create permanent hair thinning. So all that pain for nothing.

7. Brows need to match your hair colour

This I had never heard about but I for one have never really though about colouring my eyebrows to match my hair but I have seen people doing it and sometimes it looks nice and other time it just looks crazy.

So guys let’s not get punked with these myths and I hope you learn’t something new.

Love Me x

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Transitioning from summer to winter: How to still wear your summer clothes in winter

As summer is coming to an end and winter is kicking in we start packing away our short shorts and sandles for bomber jackets and winter boots.

Some people actually go out and buy a whole new wardrobe for winter which can be expensive but you can also wear your summer wardrobe in winter with just a few twicks.

Here are some of the ways you can change up your summer wardrobe for winter.

Summer dress

If you have a summer dress that you would like to wear in winter like the one above you could put in a long sleeve t-shirt to keep your top half warm and wear thick tights and black ankles boots for that cosy, stylish winter look.

Jean skirt

I love wearing jeans skirts in winter because you can style them quite a few ways. With a sweater on top you can add thick tights to this skirt and wear a pair of flat shoes or you could wear knee high boots or thigh high boots with the tights and you ready for a winter day.

T-shirt dress

I love t-shirt dresses because they are really simple but also quite sexy as you show some leg skin. In winter you can add a thick long cardigan with a scarf and wear some knee high boots and tights to keep you warm.

Summer tops

These are easy to accessorie because you just need to layer them up. You can add a blazer on top if your going to work or a cardigan, you can also wear a long sleeve t-shirt inside.

It’s all about layering in winter if you still want to wear your summer clothes and tights and boots are going to be your best friends during the winter season.

I hope this is helpful to you guys.

How do you style your winter wardrobe?

8 tips on how to enjoy Notting Hill Carnival

So Notting Hill carnival is happening this weekend and it’s the biggest street party in Europe so everyone turns up even people fly in just for it so it’s kind of a big deal. There are those who are attending the event for the first time and so they don’t know what to expect or know the area so these tips are to help them out and make sure they have a safe, funfilled time.

1. Wear the right shoes

Ok so I know we girls like to look all cute and fab and we should but at this carnival, leave the heels at home and the sandals, I learnt the hard way. First of all the journey from where the carnival starts to where it finishes is so long! And then you have people stepping all over your feet….. it’s just not worth putting your feet through that pain because trust me those heels will not stay on for long unless your going to take a pair of trainers too then you go girl lol.

2. Plan your journey

If this is your first time you might want to start your journey abit early so you give yourself time to get there as some train station will be closed and also to try and avoid the massive queues at the stations due to the amount of people who will be travelling to the carnival. I would also say not to drive because you will not find parking and you don’t want to leave with parking ticket after having such a good time.

3. Have your essentials

Make sure your have pocket tissues as the loos might run out of it, actually no they WILL run out of it. Don’t forget your money and try to avoid taking your bank cards and just take cash instead as it’s safer and finding a cash machine will be an issue and there will probably be queues of people using them.

Make sure you have a bottle of water to stay hydrated and also apply and take your sunscreen (hopefully the sun is out #Englandweather) and don’t forget to get the carnival route map so you know where your going.

4. Meet in advance

Make sure you meet your friends before the carnival starts because once it begins you will have a hard time finding each other as the flow of the crowd tends to go one way and some of the roads will be closed so going back will be difficult. Also make sure you have you phones with you incase you get separated and need to contact each other.

5. Get a good spot

This is where getting there early will help, if you want to see the parade in it’s full glory the best spot is near the judges. But if you want to get close to the parade and feel the vibe the best place is along the main route.

6. Eat the food

Omg you will be spoilt for choice because the amount of Caribbean food that will be there is going to be crazy. There will be Jerk chicken, rice and peas, patties, salt fish, goat curry…..so go hungry and ready to feast.

7. After parties

There are surely going to be alot of after parties once the carnival is done so if you still up for more check out this site for venues https://www.timeout.com/london/clubs/notting-hill-carnival-warm-up-and-after-parties (NOT SPONSORED)

8. STAY SAFE

And last but not least stay safe!, make sure you stay with your friends as there is safety in numbers, do not consume things you don’t know, stay alert and aware of pickpockets and if you feel worried or unsafe tell a police officers, they will be everywhere so you should not have an problem finding one.

I hope these tips are helpful and I hope you have a brilliant time at the Notting Hill Carnival 2018! Woahhhhh

Love Me x

The Korean morning skincare routine

So there is a new skincare routine that Korean women do every single morning! and this is one I am going to adopt and try out only because it does not sound complicated and it looks simple.

I normally just wash my face with water in the morning and apply my day face cream and may be makeup if I feel like it but I am feeling adventurous now days when it comes to body products so am going to give it a go.

The original routine explained by Vicky Lee in Cosmopolitan.com has 8 steps but the simplified one which am going to do as I don’t have time to do all 8 steps in the morning is 5 steps, These are the steps.

Step 1: wash with water

Wash your face with water to help keep it hydrated as well as remove some of the dirt from the night.

Step 2: tone

In order to balance the skins PH levels you need to apply a toner or your skin can become dry and dehydrated.

Step 3: serum

Concentrated formulas with active ingredients targeting areas like wrinkles, dark spots and dehydration.

Step 4: eye cream

Put a little bit of eye cream under the eye socket and the brow and massage it in as this is the thinnest area which doesn’t product natural oils, its important to keep it protected and hydrated to avoid it getting dry.

Step 5:moisturise with SPF

And lastly apply your daily day cream which preferably should have SPF.

This to me is a perfect morning skin routine, not long, not complicated, you don’t have to wait there for the product to work before washing it off. Definitely up my street and everyone should be able to do it in about 10 minutes.

Do you have a morning routine? What do you think of this routine?

Love Me x

Thank you for 50! Followers

Heyyyy guys I know this might seem small or unimportant to some people but I want to say thank you! to all those that follow my blog.

50 followers may seem small but not to me I don’t even think I have 50 friends lol. I have had my blog for 3 years this year and at one point I stopped posting content because I got de-motivated and disheartened because I was looking at other people’s following growing and mine wasn’t and I did not like it or think people were interested in what I had to say but I came back from having my twin babies more motivates than ever and I am putting in work and it’s paying off.

I am really gratefully for you guys because it tell’s me that my content is good and it’s helpfully to some people out there.

People keep saying that the blogging world is dead or dying but I don’t think it is, it’s just going through changes and am going to be one that sticks with it because I actually love doing it.

I love doing research into different topics and learning new things which am able to pass onto you.

Once again thank you guys for following my blog I really appreciate it, thank you for taking the time to read it and don’t forget to leave me a comment letting me know what you think of the content I produce and you can also share with your family and friends.

Love me x

Essential clothes for British winter

So winter is around the corner which only mean it’s time for those thick layers ๐Ÿ˜ฃ. 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

Scared of failure

The fear of failure is something we all experience sometimes in our lives and it’s something non of us want to experience but we don’t get to chose if we get it or not, no matter how much we try and fight it if it’s going to happen it will happen.

If you fail sometime in your life whether it’s once or 100 times you have to remember to get back up and try again. You have to give yourself time to moan that failure, cry over it and figure out where you wenvt wrong then get back up and push on.

Failure is apart of life and it’s something we work hard to never experience but it’s there to stop us if we are about to make a mistake and it forces us to start again. We will never understand failure in the beginning because we are so angry and upset but when we succeed and look back we are thankful for that failure because it taught us something.

During my university studies I failed one of my modules and I had to do it all over again before continuing to my second year. It was an exam and I am so rubbish at revising as I can’t seem to be able to recall what I have crammed so when I had to resit it I had to attend class all over again and I was so angry as it was holiday time.

But what surprised me is that
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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

Celebrating the little achievements in life

Achievements can be seen differently by different individuals. Some people see achievements as graduating university others see achievements as being able to get through the day.

We all are different and go through different struggles in life but we need to remember to not belittle ones achievements because we don’t know what they had to go through to get to that happy point.

It is perfectly fine to be used to celebrating the big things that happen in life because thats what we are used to but we need to celebrate the small things too. For me I celebrate when am able to go to bed and all my house work is done, I know it might sound silly but I pride myself in leaving my house clean ready for the next day. I also celebrate when am able to cook a meal for my family because having 6 months old twins that need attention and trying to cook is a task in itself, but am able to do it sometimes other times I can’t.

Being able to make an Instagram post everyday make’s me happy because that’s the goal I set myself as well as publishing a blog post 2 or 3 times a week, sometimes I don’t post at all which makes me angry with myself but sometimes I can’t because there are other things going on in my life that come first before the blog.

We need to be able to celebrate our families and friend’s achievements no matter how small or big they are, if they feel it’s an achievement then it’s an achievement because they know what they had to go through, we should not try to question or understand their reasoning because that can cause them to feel insecure and question their achievements.

So let’s all celebrate our achievements, big ones and especially the small ones because those small ones can mean the most to us with out realising.

What have you achieved today? Let me know in the comment section below.

Love Me x