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5 Minute Make Up

We all know THAT moment – you have no time to spare but  make up to do – places to be and have to look gorgeous.

Save time with a brilliant 5 step 5 minute make up plan that has you ready and out the door and looking amazing – in just 5 minutes…….5

1. Cover your bases

Base, foundation, concealer – these days they come as one. Bobbi BrownFoundation Stick has it all. Roll up, smooth on and blend – and you are done. This super wonder product is kind to your skin, gives you great coverage, and is really long lasting. £29

2. Highlight and Bronze

All you need to create and accentuate your cheekbones, shimmer your eyelids and highlight your décolletage is  the brilliant Bobbi  Brown Shimmer Brick. A gorgeous compact with mirror and 5 shades of shimmer. Run your finger over one colour for quick brightening eyeshadow and over all for instant blush that gives you sculpted cheekbones in seconds! £32.50 Bobbi Brown

3. Lash It!

Thick, full, flirty lashes – in seconds. Go for it with major beauty favourite – Benefit’s They’re Real’. Gives you the bigggest clump free lashes instantly. £19.50 -Benefit

4. Pout!

Slick on genius subtle colour that is Maybelline’s Baby Lips – an actual lipbalm with superb colour pigment that looks wonderful day or night. Like a rich colour wash for lips, its highly moisturising and doesn’t feather or dry out. £2.99

5. Powder Room

A light dusting with Estee Lauder’s compact  – £38 – which looks so stunning – has you good to go – NOW!

August 10, 2014   No Comments

Summer Hair – Bad Girl Bob!

The hottest Summer hair and perfect for the heat, is the Bad Girl Bob! Edgier, prettier and sexier than the longer layers of Spring, this style has it ALL going on! Think razored ends and serious movement. Light and flirty, it’s wild, out there, just- don’t- care hair – that wants to have alot of fun……

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 Julianne Hough – amazing texture and movement.

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Dianna Argon – choppy edgy cool

 The trick  is to ask for chopped into texture – all over. The layers are taken higher than the longer bob of Spring which means the hair bounces up easily, needs less styling time and looks amazing simply spritzed with a salt spray.  Use a serum on the ends for a glossy look or a matte paste for bad girl bedhead= simple and stunning!

 

August 6, 2014   No Comments

Soft Summer Nails

There’s a new movement in nails – and it’s all about subtle, rich shades that just sort of whisper. Like a warm breeze that highlights your tan, these colours are all about elegance – without causing a commotion. Softer than the neon and citrus hues we usually wear when the sun shines, for something different try a warm muted pastel green like Sally Hansen’s Mojitio with jewelled strappy sandals.

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Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Mojito (Shade 842) www.sallyhansen.com

 

July 16, 2014   No Comments

The Backpack is Back!

Chanel showed us how to do backpacks for 2014 and they are now officially the hottest bag of the season

Following in the footsteps of that other brilliant utility accessory – the bumbag – the backpack allows us to carry our eye make up and our ipad! Mini or fullsize, edgy, glam or beautifully simple, they are set to become the new classic…….

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Celebs love them….

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 Khloe Kardashian in Chanel

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Jessica Alba wears Simone Camille

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Paloma Faith and Rihanna love their MCM backpacks

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Katy Perry in Chanel

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Ali Larter, Miley Cyrus and Kate Bosworth rock the trend.

Roomy, practical and chic – what more could we want?

 Get the Look

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Love the cute edgy vibe. Accessorize – £34

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Hear me Roar! Bold with a classsic finish. Tory Birch Kerrington Backpack – £246.49 – Shopbop

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Perfect for Spring. Team with red lips and a Burberry raincoat. H & M – £15

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Works for day and night. Such a 90’s feel!

Marc Jacobs Preppy Nylon Backpack – £157

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Gorgeous Spring shade. Grafea Mint Kiss Backpack – £180

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Foldable and available in every colour! We love the nude for wear everywhere ease.

Longchamp Le Pilage Backpack – £69

 

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Sexy, edgy cool. Bebe Bethany Studded Backpack – £36

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Very Ri Ri! Rich Fontagram Backpack by Joyrich – £66

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Everything from the colours to the print make this a perfect Spring to Summer choice, love it! Call it Spring – Buckbee Backpack – JC Penney – £31.89

 

 Which one will you be wearing?

 

March 12, 2014   No Comments

Valentine’s Day Beauty

It’s Valentine’s Day this week and there is romance in the air and on our minds! In celebration of all things LOVE –  we look at the most gorgeous ways – to beautify your day……..

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Bathtime Bliss – Red Roses

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Red Roses Bath Oil – JMalone  – £38

Like bathing with rose petals! This special bath oil uses 7 different types of roses and leaves your skin incredibly soft. Pour into your tub as you get ready for a romantic evening. The aroma is out of this world……

Red Hot Romance – The Ultimate Lips & Nails

Red lips are all about romance! Match your nails for polished Hollywood glam

Mac’s Russian Red is a stunning shade of red…. mac_russianredset001

Lipstick – £15, Nail Polish – £11 and Lip Glass – £14  http://www.maccosmetics.com/

 Seductive Scent  

Choose one of these sublime perfumes to really wow……

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Angel – Thierry Mugler – £55

Incredible,  oriental gourmand that is unlike anything else. Stunning bottle that looks amazing on your dressing table.

An unrivalled classic – my absolute favourite.

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Allure Sensuelle Chanel

You want sexy, seductive and classy. That’s Chanel Allure Sensuelle

A soft floral oriental with notes of vanilla and amber – gorgeous!

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Estee Lauder Private Collection – Tuberose and Gardenia

This is really special. Elegant, feminine and perfect as we approach Spring. Exotic, creamy and soft with fresh notes.

 Have a beautiful Valentine’s Day…….

February 12, 2014   No Comments

First Date Style Tips

You know the old adage: You’ve only got one chance to make a first impression. Well, that holds especially true on a first date with a new guy.

I would recommend wearing something “sexy, flirty, and fun”  Don’t dress too provocatively, though and do not be afraid to show off your shape, just not in a very low-cut or bondage look.

In our opinion at All Things Stylish you cannot go wrong with a well cut pair of jeans and a sexy stileto heel!

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More Date night ideas coming soon!!

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August 16, 2013   No Comments

21st Century Suncare

Once upon a time it was just about SPF. These days it’s ALL about bonus benefits. Get hi tech with our guide to whats HOT for Summer 2013…….

The Anti Ager

Shiseido Expert Sun Aging Protection Plus SPF 50 – £31

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This is serious stuff. A luxe high performing protector in a smooth silky lotion  – a real change from most high factor creams that are thick and gloopy. Prevents photo-aging effects, such as wrinkles and dark spot. Plumps the skin while deeply moisturising. I love it!

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Spray it Once    

Boots Soltan Once Invisible Sun Care Spray SPF 25 £8.99

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If you are always on the move, spray this ONCE  – for 8 hours of sun protection. Dry to the touch without a strong smell. Really useful. I like to keep my skin moisturised throughout the day but if you need to keep moving and want to stay protected – this is perfect.

The Tan Accelerator

Piz Buin Protect & Tan – £17.99

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Awesome product that actually helps you tan, while protecting you to the max.  Contains Melitan – that enchances your natural tan, wonderful!

The Firminator

Chantecaille Firming Sun Cream SPF30 -£37.50

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Firm up your skin while lying in the sun with this clever cream. It’s capable of preventing sun damage on the skin’s surface and at the cellular level  – and goes on smoothly. A light whipped texture and non greasy feel. Skin feels luminous and supple. Buy at Space NK http://uk.spacenk.com

The Vitamin Enriched

Supergoop Antioxidant Infused Sunscreen with Vit C-$19sg

A multivitamin cocktail for the skin. It contains a third less alcohol than other creams and is packed with skin loving ingredients. A spill-proof spray, which has a twisting lock closure. It dries near instantly for full-coverage sun protection and delivers antioxidant fueled hydration. http://www.supergoop.com/

The Sensitive One

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Suncream sting your skin? End up red and blotchy before you have even hit the beach? Combat that NOW with a brilliant lotion that actually soothes and prevents irratation.  Ultrasun’s Family 30 Super Sensitive is the one for you.  http://www.ultrasun.co.uk/

The New Oil

Piz Buin Wet Skin Transparent Sun spray SPF 30 – £17.99

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We all like a spray of oil for super dark tanning but don’t want to burn OR feel greasy. This new brilliant spray can be applied to wet skin, on the move or prior to sport. Has a high SPF,  cools you down instantly and the fine dry oil mist leaves you with a subtle gleam.

Enjoy the Sun!

July 29, 2013   No Comments

5 Steps to Wow! Your Pre Holiday Prep….

Whether you plan to sunbathe on the beach or have a chic staycation at home- get ready the week before with some simple preparation. These products really work, make you feel great and look gorgeous!

Get ready for the sun in 5 simple steps…….

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1. The Face Mask!

Face mask’s draw out all the impurities from your skin while infusing your face with goodness. We love Lush’s  –The Sacred Truth – (£5.95) Made with papaya for anti aging and firming, it’s natural and amazing –  it’s food for your face! With ginseng, green tea, fresh wheatgrass for its natural superoxide dismutase (SOD) – which are free radical scavengers (wow!) Store in the fridge as this is super FRESH! My skin looked incredible moments after, tighter and smoother. https://www.lush.co.uk/

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2.  The Moisturiser!

Neal’s Yard Power Berry Daily Moisture ( £12) This is amazing stuff. Tightly packed with antioxidants – it seriously boosts radiance and is perfect after face masks, under make up and all year round. With Acai, Bilberry and Goji Berry, it smells wonderful and absorbs quickly. It’s one of my absolute favourites and delivers fast results. http://www.nealsyardremedies.com/

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3. The Scrub!

For the best all over scrub –  I like Clarins. Wonderful botanical benefits for a good even surface for tanning.  Exfoliating Body Scrub (£29) is excellent. With natural bamboo powders that lift off flaky skin-cells you are left feeling smooth and refreshed. http://www.clarins.co.uk/

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4.  The Tan!

For the best self tan on the market – go for Sienna X. I love the Gradual Tanner (£15.95) that goes on golden and develops into an incredible tan in just 8 hours. Apply straight after exfoliating. It’s tinted so you can see where you are applying – Amazing! Take it with you and top up. http://sienna-x.co.uk/

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Paint your nails an amazing bright – I love Essie’s California Coral  http://www.essie.com/
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 Gorgeous and Ready to Go!

July 23, 2013   No Comments

Walking in Heels – Be Fabulous!

It’s Summer and the perfect time to showcase tanned feet in stunning shoes……but all too often this is the time we are in the most pain! Hot weather, platforms and strappy numbers – not to mention pumps and flip-flops (who knew they could cause damage?)  can take their toll, so by the time the Summer is in full swing – our feet hurt. We want to be gorgeous and comfortable – so what do we do?

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When my invitation to Walking in Heels arrived  – Carnation Footcare’s event –   I thought it was the perfect opportunity to find out. Afternoon tea at the gorgeous  Goring Hotel with tips from stylists, podiatrists and the ultimate  etiquette expert. Plus a sneak peak at next seasons shoe trends – wonderful!

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I love The Goring. Elegant and glamorous, Kate Middleton’s pre wedding choice was the perfect venue and afternoon tea was delicious.  In the light and airy room, we heard from the brilliant Liz Brewer – ultimate deportment and etiquette expert – known for her books,  tv shows and also work with the Royal Family. We had the Liz Brewer masterclass – how to walk in heels and look amazing. A great tip was to feel the top of the stairs with your toes  – when you are walking up a long staircase – to avoid having to look down. Make your entrance in style – and safety! You wont fall if you can feel the step in front . Be confident.  Its all about posture!

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Liz and I had a chat after over a chic cup of tea and talked about some of her tv work. This is woman who has literally transformed hundreds of girls into ladies – she knows her stuff! After a long day in glam heels, soak your feet in hot water with salt – this really helps to reduce swelling and can instantly make a difference.

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The high heel…….nothing can instantly make you feel sexier, make you look slimmer and be altogether more glamorous! But after a long day rushing around –  I know my feet are aching. The podiatrists from Carnation Footcare were amazing. They told us all about why our feet hurt in heels, the results were scary – so many women cram their poor feet into too tight shoes which affects posture and causes damage. Find the right fit, choose quality over quantity and give your feet a break! Take your shoes off when you can. Using products can really make a difference – they suggested gel pads, a cool rollerball and amazing creams….

Looking after your feet is so important – so for busy girls on the go, here are our top tips…..

1. Scrub  

Use a foot scrub – slough off dead skin and freshen feet. Feels great too. Peppermint Foot Scrub smells gorgeous and is still a big Body Shop seller – with good reason! £7

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2. File

A foot file is a must. Space NK have a brilliant file that works- and lasts  and lasts….£18

2. Moisturise

Use a daily foot lotion that keeps skin in good condition. I like L’Occtiane’s incredible Shea Butter cream – softens and soothes. Wonderful. £19.

3. Heal

Have a healing foot cream to hand.  Continued use of flip-flops causes pressure on the heels and that’s when you get cracks and it can seriously hurt!  Carnation Cracked Heel Cream –  £2.99 – gets to the problem fast. Use when needed and then a few times a week.

4. Prevent

Keep Carnation’s Anti Blister Stick – £4.08 – in your handbag. You apply to an area that’s sore before the skin breaks and its brilliant! Forming a protective layer over your skin and stopping the blister forming. Cute glitter packaging too.

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5. Protect

Shoeliners and toeliners help to stop your shoes rubbing on your feet. Get them at http://www.sockshop.co.uk/by_type/tights-legwear/shoeliners/

6. Ease Pain

Gel Pads, Spots and Strips  are brilliant. Tiptoes Invisible Gel Cushions save your feet from the burning pain of platforms. Get the goodies online – http://www.carnationfootcare.co.uk/

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6. Massage

Keep a special rollerball in the fridge at work – the Pediroller from Carnation and roll tired feet over it during the day!

7. Polish

I think a classic pink toe polish works all year round and flatters all skintones. I like Indi-a Mood for Love –  OPI

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Walk Tall – and feel good!

July 15, 2013   No Comments

Pretty Perfect Plaits

It could be the happy hippy Summer feel  – or the fact it’s ‘event’ hair that looks like it hasn’t tried too hard – but there’s something about the braid that has us all excited!

Pretty plaits – french, updo or fishtail  – just make us feel feminine. You can add pieces in indivudually or go for the full on feel – either way –  it says gorgeous and girlie –  and anyone can do them!

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Girls have been plaiting hair at home since the days of their pajama parties. It was probably your first foray into ‘doing’ hair and it was always two fold, braids look great straight away and when you take them out you are left with mermaid waves.

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Take inspiration from Juliane Hough and work a french side plait, add a braid band like Lauren Conrad for an Ibiza twist, section and mix it up  with a bit of edge a la Cara Delevinge or go modern fishtail like Rita Ora.

Relaxed yet super sophisticated, it’s red carpet hair that feels natural. Dressing up jeans,  softening edgier outfits and statement make up while pairing beautifully with delicate girlie pieces. Perfect for the beach, a ball or a weekend away –  keeps the hair off your face in the sun and saves on evening hair prep – more cocktail time!

June 29, 2013   No Comments