Fashion, beauty, lifestyle and motherhood

Friday, 16 November 2018

JUST TO SAY THANK YOU...

So you might be wondering why I'm posting on a Friday, well its our one month anniversary... yaaaaay… Today is now a month since I made my first blog post public, and I just want to say thank you! 
For all the direct messages on Instagram, for the comments, the likes, your words of motivation. Its a blessing to know that I can use my experience to motivate and inspire myself and others.
I receieved a few direct messages from loads of beautiful women, saying how my blog inspires, motivate and empower them. For me that is a big step, because that is why I decided to create this blog in the first place and getting these feed backs you my readers is outstanding. Believe it or not your comments and direct messages motivates me, and do help me to be more confident. So again I say thank you for taking the time out of your days to read my blog, you are all appreciated.


What can you expect from me in the next few week.... mmm..I have loads of topics on paper ready to post. so what can you expect.
Styling different pieces, girls fashion, places I love to shop online for myself and Rhea, Rhea's hair routine and care and of course a couple life stories. Just to name a few. Please follow my blog by email so you don't miss a post.  I promise, myself and Rhea will keep you interested. She is more excited about me blogging than I am lol.. Let me know in the comments below what topics you would like me to do next.

Oh.. In regards to these photos, I just wanted to share one of my favourite everyday look for autumn, whether I'm running errands or doing the school run. On a regular day I will be wearing all black with one of my favourite coats or denim jacket..comfy and cute!


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Sunday, 11 November 2018

MY MAC COLLECTION, LIPSTICKS VS LIPGLOSS..

Hi Beauties,

So today I wanted to share my Mac lip collection with you, but then I thought. So many bloggers and youtubers have done this, reviewed the textures, finishes and did lip swatches etc. so I wanted to do something a little different. lipstick vs lipgloss. I can honestly say I'm a lipgloss kind of girl. I would always just love my glossy lips. However, a few years ago, I thought I wanted a change and should try something bold.. a red lipstick. Mac Ruby Woo was recommended by a friend . It was my first lipstick and I absolutely loved it, still do. I'm not a lover of really bright colours, so if I was to choose a nail polish, it would be burgundy not blood red. SO...Mac Ruby Woo was just for me at the time. the blue undertone made it perfect.
As the years go by I started to try out different lipsticks to see what was for me. So I came to the conclusion that when it came down to lipsticks, retro matte is more my style. If I'm wearing lipstick I like it to be a matte finish. For most of my velvet finish lipsticks, I add a pinch of baby powder after the application so it gets that matte look. If I want shine I would go for a nude lipgloss. To be honest I would choose a good nude lipgloss over lipstick anyday. Especially now that its getting cold, lipgloss is perfect as my lips are always peeling, and a matte lipstick on chopped lips is not very appealing lol. My favaourite lipgloss at the moment (have been my fave since I discover it a few months ago) is Mac Spite Lipglass.
Its long lasting, the gloss does go after a couple hours but you can still feel the moisture. So just a quick reapplication and your good to go. I would also recommend the Mac bittersweet Me Lipglass. its the same texture, but with more of a purple undertone. 
ps. I've got dark lips so the colour might be a little different for someone with light/pink lips.

     Mac Spite Lipglass
A good lipgloss changes the appearance of the texture of the lips and enhance the colour. In addition, all that sheer makes my lips appear fuller.
Just a dab of gloss in the center of your bottom lip creates a voluptuous effect. You do however need to top up your lipgloss more often than you do your matte lipstick. A lipgloss is much easier to apply as well, you may or may not use a lip-liner .


    Mac Sin Lipstick

On the basic level, lipstick is usually to change the lip colour. They do last longer, some do tends to wear of  easily, depending on the brand or texture. Our wine glasses and mugs are a testament to this haha. No matter the colour, whether you go for Mac Sin or Mac Velvet Teddy the full coverage effect is ladylike and polished. A lipstick is such a powerful accessory as it can change the look of your entire outfit. If you ever want a boost to that outfit just add a bold lipstick and you are good to go.
However, we all have experience the dreaded lipstick on the teeth embarrassment. lol. With lipsticks practise makes perfect, and sometimes require a little help from a lipliner if you want perfection. 

What do you prefer. lipstick or lipgloss,  Please reply in the comments below...
Kisses..
Thanks for stopping by. Good night and good morning. xo

Patrice



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Sunday, 4 November 2018

THE IMPORTANCE OF SELF CARE...



Do we care for ourselves enough???
Just something to think about, whether it be mentally or physically..
According to Google "Self Care is the actions that individuals take for themselves, on behalf of and with others in order to develop, protect, maintain and improve their health, wellbeing and wellness."



Sometimes life itself can be overwhelming, especially for women, and be a bit extra (well a lot more) for mums. Maybe you have tons of projects piling up at home or your calendar may be packed with overdue task, it might even be that you are overwhelmed at work. for some of us , to make room for these stuff we skip a meal; we forget to do our daily exercise; we skip our morning facial routine. just these little daily self care routines, because we get so caught up into getting other stuff done, whether for your kids, chores at home or in the office.
Before you know it, your hair is a mess, you are missing a nail( for those who wear extensions) or only four out of ten nails have polish on them... if you get what I mean.. you get irritated or angry at the smallest little things, and without you even know it, here come stress!

As simple as the phrase "Self Care" may sound it isn't just important its crucial. Its soo easy to forget  about taking care of ourselves because we are "too busy". But why not just STOP!!!
Take some time for yourself, use some of that money you got from working those extra hours and go get your hair done. Relax, put your feet up and get a pedicure. I mean you deserve it , after walking around  all week ensuring everyone else is happy.
Most of us believe that the more you sacrifice, the bigger the award. I'm a strong believer of this as well. Of course, hard work pays off, and who doesn't want their homes to nice, comfy and clean and for sure taking care of the family is a must. But while making these sacrifices, give yourself a break, and just be you!!


Make your favourite meal, go out with friends and have a drink (my favourites are Pina Calada and Strawberry and Cream Baileys lol). Do your daily exercise , whether at home like myself or in the gym. just the little things that makes you happy. Take a some time away from the kids. Not that that you are tired if taking care of them; not that you are being selfish, its just a little time to take care of you..
I'm not just writing from just knowledge of what self care means or how lack of it can affect us. I'm writing from my experience. Everything I've written is what I've experienced. From the chipped nails to the messy hair, to being annoyed and moody, I've been there, even recently lol. But as soon as I go get my hair done ,do my nails. just basically take a break. I felt like ME again. I literally looked in the mirror and say "wow she's gorgeous" haha.. no I'm not vain. but sometimes we do need a little reassurance.
Self Care helps us to rejuvenate, it help with our mental health and most definitely helps us to perform better in whatever task at hand. It also manage our stress level and I know it sure makes me feel more confident. So ladies, take back control, do things that makes you fell good, balanced, confident and attractive.


"When you say 'yes' to others, make sure you are not saying 'no' to yourself"

Found this photo of this outstanding art on Facebook  with a caption "the weight of a woman's shoulder". This art piece says soo much. We have so many responsibilities not just mums but women on a whole. But who says we can't be gorgeous, happy and confident while getting the job done.

 "An empty lantern provides no light. Self Care is the fuel that allows your light to shine brighter."

 Thanks for stopping my loves, good night and good morning
Loads of love xx

Patrice 



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