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Easy Ways to Look Beautiful in Your Bathing Suit

Beach season is almost upon us and that can mean only one thing – time to get the bikini or bathing suit out of storage. The mere thought of this is enough to have some women screaming in terror (okay, I exaggerate, but only a little), but there is no reason why it should. Not only should we let silly body insecurities stop us from having fun in the sun, but there are also lots of little things we can do to enhance our appearance in our bathing suits. If you want to look and feel great in your bathing suit, here are some simple things to do to ensure that you look your best on the beach: Choose a Suit That Feels Comfortable There’s no point choosing a tiny handkerchief bikini if you’re going to be worried about popping out of it every five seconds, or choosing a bathing suit that you feel shows too much of your stomach, which you are uncomfortable with if you’re going to feel self-conscious all of the time, Besides, if you choose a suit you feel comfortable with, you will exude confidence and that will make you look way better than any piece […]

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7 Pieces of Jewelry You Should Own

When it comes to accessories, not everyone has the gift of picking something that suits the outfit they have on. They say that before you leave the house, look in the mirror and remove one item, however, with this list you’re not going to need to remove anything. Some things are just beautiful classics. You don’t have to buy diamonds; you can just purchase items that are of a similar description and fit in your budget – the idea is that everyone can have that classic look, or add a twist to their usual style. 1 – Diamond Studs. A pair of sparkly, clean looking diamonds studs can give any outfit a small touch of luxury. Rather than pick something with one large stone, try and pick something a little unusual. A more significant center rock with smaller ones around the edges always look gorgeous.   2 – A Silver Band. If you are married you might already have this one down, if not consider looking at Tacori Wedding Rings and Bands, for a simple and elegant touch to any outfit. Cut with diamonds or a simple band – you will often see celebs on the red carpet wearing small […]

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The Summer Style Guide: Swimwear Edition

**This post contains affiliate links, however, all of the swimwear are chosen by me.  Yes, yes, I know. It’s still Spring but I am so excited for Summer that I am already planning ahead. As I was browsing through my Instagram earlier, my feed was flooded with beach posts and of course, swimwear! I am obsessed with swimwear, like it’s the death of me. I don’t have a big collection or anything that I can be proud of so I’m just going to give you my recommendations. I hope you guys enjoy it and let me know if you end up buying any of these.  

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Just Be Yourself: Here’s How You Can Embrace Your Natural Beauty

As women, we’re bombarded with ridiculously high beauty standards and expectations- it’s no wonder that so many of us suffer with low self esteem. We’re told that certain features or qualities are ugly, that we should be a certain size and fit ourselves to the norms of society. But you know what? Forget that! As women we’re ALL beautiful, and embracing your own natural beauty and being happy with the way you are can be incredibly empowering. Instead of trying to conform to look the way you think you should, why not just do you? Here’s how you can go about it. Work With Your Natural Hair Texture When it comes to hair, it’s often a case of ‘the grass is greener on the other side’. Curly girls envy those with straight and sleek locks, while straight haired beauties want the volume and bounce that comes with gorgeous curls. But whatever you were blessed with, work with it rather than against it. It’s not to say you can’t have fun with your hair and style it however you want, but if every morning is a constant faff with straighteners or a curling wand why not take a step back. Your […]

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How to Sort Out These 3 Skin Problems

We put our skin through a lot and sometimes that results in a few small problems like spots, skin tags and dryness. Though these are frustrating and can take some time to go away completely, all of these problems are completely treatable. Though we tend to attack problems like these by picking at the skin or using harsh chemicals, this is not the solution. Your skin deserves much better treatment and it isn’t difficult when you know what to do! How to Deal with Spots Everyone gets the odd spot now and then and the key thing to remember is DO NOT TOUCH! However tempting it might be to pick, squeeze or push, the more you touch a spot, the more you spread the bacteria causing the inflammation and the more likely you are to have a full blown breakout.   The best thing to do is use a gentle cleanser to wash your face once a day. Though you might want to lay off moisturizer if your skin is oily, you can still use creams that sit lightly on your skin. While you wait for the spot to disappear naturally, use a mineral-based foundation to cover it up. This […]

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Stop Stress Ruining Your Skin

Lots of things can damage your skin. One of the factors that few people consider is stress. When we’re stressed, we release a hormone called cortisol which makes the skin more reactive to inflammation including spots and eczema, as well as slowing down our body’s healing process. Try to reduce stress from your life could help to prevent your skin flaring up, as well as preventing wrinkles from forming later on in life. Here are just five stress-busters to help improve your skin.   Get more sleep   Lack of sleep and stress can culminate into a vicious cycle – you could find that tiredness is making you more stressed, whilst this stress is then stopping you from getting to sleep. This won’t only bring on spots and inflammation, but it could be giving you puffy eyes which could eventually turn into permanent wrinkles. Aim to get to bed earlier so that you can catch up on sleep. Make improvements to your bedtime routine if you struggle to get to sleep – activities like staring at a TV screen or smartphone can trick your brain into thinking it’s still daytime. You can also upgrade your bedding and use scents such […]

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DIY Art Supply Container

I have been Spring cleaning this past few days and literally going through my little one’s bedroom and throwing away or donating stuff she doesn’t play with anymore.  To my shock, well not really, under her bed were a ton of art supplies. Scattered and just left to pile up. She does make it a point to put back her crayons or colored pencils back to their case but sometimes, some of them just don’t make it.  I wanted to buy an organizer for her art supply but then I realized I have a left over Easter basket from this year. I shied away from buying her one this year and opted for a DIY. I bought her toys and coloring books from the Dollar store and of course, a cute Easter basket.  I love the yellow basket that I got and it matched the theme of her bedroom. I also like that it has a very “Spring-y” vibe. This DIY art supply container is not only inexpensive but also portable. I love the fact that when she wants to bring it to the kitchen or our bedroom, she can just easily pick it up and carry it around. Supplies […]

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Are You Being Taken for Granted in Your Daily Life?

People tend to be nice to each other. It’s just something that we humans normally do. We like to help our friends, we like to give assistance to those that are in need of it and we expect the same when we’re in trouble. Sadly, there are many people in the world that take advantage of kindness and they’ll abuse it for their personal gain. To help you spot these people and stay away from them, we’re put together a couple of signs that will help you realize when you’re being taken advantage of. You don’t feel appreciated for working extra When it comes to getting work done in the office, there are times when you’ll need to step up and take on extra work or put in additional effort to help the office move along. However, if you feel like you’re constantly working overtime and the only thing you’re being compensated with is money, then you need to consider the fact that your manager could be abusing your kindness. Monetary awards are fine for working overtime, but you shouldn’t be stressing out your mind and body by working extra every day. Sooner or later, you’re going to end up […]

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Financial Quotes to Live By

Living is a learning curve. While some people may seem as if they have everything together at a relatively young age, it generally takes years of life experience to gain the wisdom necessary to lead as smooth and stress-free an existence as possible. However, that’s not to say you’re entirely alone in you existence. There are plenty of other people out there who will help to guide you along your path, steering clear of trouble along the way. They may be people you know, people who play a fleeting role in your mind. But sometimes, they may be complete strangers who have left a few words of wisdom that you’ve ended up stumbling across in a book, a song, or online. Seeing as such quotes can span pretty much any subject imaginable, let’s focus on financial quotes for now. Here are some of our favourite quotes from such people that you might want to consider incorporating into your life and your mindset! Investment “The four most dangerous words in investing are: this time it’s different” – Sir John Templeton. There are various times in our life that offers that sound too good to be true will come our way. We’ll […]

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Stepping Into Spring: How You Can Feel Your Best

Spring has finally sprung which means many of us are looking at ways to dust off the cobwebs of winter and move forward into the brighter and warmer glow that is spring and summer. Many of us can feel a little foggy form winter. Too used to covering up to keep warm, dry skin because of the weather, and not needing to do too much personal maintenance. I wanted to share with you some of the ways you can step into spring and start to feel your best. Give your nails and toes some love Now that the spring is finally here, you may find that you are more inclined to get your toes out in some new sandals. This is when you might need to have yourself a pedicure to give your feet some love. Websites like One Nail & Spa are worth looking into to get booked in somewhere. While you are at it, you might want to think about having a manicure as well. It is a great way to feel fresh for the spring wardrobe and clothing choices you are wanting to make.   Change your hair If you really want to feel a little different […]

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The Ultimate Diaper Bag

**This is a sponsored post. The backpack was sent to me for review, however, all opinions are my own.  Have you ever dreamed of a diaper bag that literally has everything?  I do.  I used to bring about 2 bags for all of Cassie’s stuff because one was just not enough. Now that Cassie has surpassed the diaper stage, her bag is taken over by stuffed toys and toiletries. Nothing has changed, I still carry about 2 bags for all her stuff when we’re out and about.  We are going camping in July and I was looking for a backpack that can handle all the stuff that she needs. I’m glad that BirdRock Baby reached out just in time.  Introducing their brand new diaper bag and let me tell you, this has all the essentials and more!  This backpack has features that will make our lives stress free and clutter free, check them all below.  Comes with so many pockets that you can ever imagine! This ensures that you have a place for everything you need.  It includes a USB phone charger. Yes, those ones! This is very helpful especially if our phone battery is low, all you need to […]

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Hair Removal 101: How To Get Flawless Skin

You may have been shaving your legs since your early teens, but that doesn’t mean that you’re doing it right. In fact, shaving itself might not be right for you, in which case you could consider other hair removal options. These days, lots of women are standing up and expressing their love for skipping their hair removal routines, but for those of us that want to keep our legs, underarms, and anywhere else hair-free, we may as well do it in the most effective way possible. Here are some great tips to help you get the hair-free, flawless skin you’re after, with as little trouble as possible.   Choose the Right Method Years ago, most people believed your only hair removal options were to shave or go to a salon for a wax, but nowadays you have these methods, and lots more. These include plucking, hair removal cream, and waxing, which can all be done at home, and threading, sugaring, laser hair removal, and electrolysis, which should all be done by professionals. Professional hair removal will ensure an ultrasmooth result, but you can get this quality at home, as long as you buy quality hair removal products.   Know What […]

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