Spring/Summer Fashion Trends: You Need To Know

As we all know fashion can be very predictable,  trends change with the wind but often rise again in due time.  I’m going to share with you some fashion trend that are perfect for the spring/summer.

Bralettes

Bralettes are often cropped tops, essentially they are a bra that is usually seen rather than covered up this is why it resembles a cropped top. Bralettes are perfect for the summer season as they are light, cute and can be styled in different ways below re just a few examples of how to style your bralette.

Fuchsia

Now I’m not a girl that’s loves pink, but everyone at owns that one fuchsia item, even if it is trying to get to Narnia at the back of  your wardrobe. Wherever that one pink item is its time to drag it out cause this years in colour for 2017 is fuchsia.

 

Sheer

Just when we thought see through fabrics were making there way out they appear again. The issue with sheer fabric is very few people know how to style this unique number. Here are a few unique ways to style your sheer fabrics.

Slogans

Slogan T-shirts are here to stay! These classic T’s have got to be everyone’s go to thing, that plain white slogan T , Blue jeans and trainers its just that classic no effort but look good style perfect for the spring/summer season.

 

Stripes

For those of you who don’t life floral prints, stripes are a fun stylish way to go. Stripes are a good way to add some pattern to an otherwise boring outfit, the pattern can also be very slimming when printed vertically. I don’t know about you but I avoid horizontal stripes like they are the plague. So here are some fun stylish ways to style with stripes.

 

Embroidery

Its on everything, from dresses to jackets and you will never want to take it off. Embroidery is beautiful and a good way to add some beauty to a outfit . Embroidery is a good way to show of your unique personality, as there are so many different styles of embroidery.

 

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10 Make-up Tips & Tricks

Here are some helpful Tips & Tricks to help improve your makeup application.  If you like what you see and want to see more please check out and subscribe to my YouTube channel the link can be found at the end of these tips enjoy.

  1. To stop accidently getting Mascara on your eyelid place spoon on your lid whilst applying your mascara. By doing this the spoon catches the mascara and stops it getting on your lid.
  2. To help make curling your eyelashes easier try slightly heating up your eyelash curlers with a hairdryer. Always curl your lashes before applying mascara.
  3. During different coats of mascara apply a thin coat of translucent powder this helps prevent clumps and makes the mascara last longer.
  4. Help your eyelashes grow by applying Vaseline to them on a night.
  5. When applying glue to false lashes try using a clean bobby pin for a cleaner glue application.
  6. Get a perfect cupids bow by drawing an X on the top lip as an outline then fill it in.
  7. Make your lipstick last longer by applying translucent powder this also creates a more matt effect.
  8. To help cover acne apply primer, foundation , translucent powder, foundation 2nd layer and then the 2nd layer of translucent powder.
  9. Before applying your make-up, first apply moisturiser 5 minutes before for a smoother make-up application.
  10. For those with glasses try applying a coloured liner to the lower lid and black to the top in order to make your eyes stand out through the frames.

 

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How often should I replace my makeup?

This is one of the most frequently asked questions. In this article you will be finding out exactly when you should be replacing your favourite makeup items.

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You should be replacing your mascara every three months to prevent infections. You may be surprised just how much bacteria likes to hide in your mascara tubes. Usually your mascara has dried up in this time anyway, but if it hasn’t and you have had it for 3 months or more its best to toss it. Better to spend a few extra quid on a new pretty tube of mascara than on some eye drops prescribed by your doctor, don’t you think?

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You should be replacing your powder eyeshadow every two years however cream eyeshadows should be replaced every year. Powder eyeshadows do last longer than their cream counterparts but be aware of bacteria than can often develop when you use your eyeshadow powders daily. To get the most out of your powder eyeshadows, make sure to clean your brush regularly to help defend against bacteria build up. Eye infections once again, are definitely not a good look.

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You should be replacing your eyeliner every six months to a year. Gel or liquid liners should be replaced every six months to avoid infections. However eyeliner pencil and retractable pens have a longer life, this is because they are often getting  sharpened and worn down, but if you haven’t used them up by the time there 1st year roles around then unfortunately it’s time to toss.

Foundation

Tossing foundation has never been an issue for me as normally I’ve used it up, however if you haven’t used your foundation3foundation within a year then its time for the toss. After a year, many of the foundation’s pigments and elements start to separate, making the makeup watery and harder to apply. Here a little tip to help you get the most out of your foundation; try to keep it in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight, this helps to prevent the elements separating.

Concealer concealer

Concealer is very similar to foundation, only with stronger coverage so it shouldn’t surprise you when I say they have the same replacement dates. Concealer should be replaced after a year as applying with a brush, sponge or by finger it transfers bacteria back to the product and as I’m sure you all know bacteria is a contributing factor to spots. I know I can speak for many people when I say spots are a real pain even with the best concealers.

Blush and Bronzer blusher

Blush and Bronzer should be replaced every two years. This is because they don’t contain any oil or water meaning they have a longer life than most other cosmetics. You are more likely to run out of your Blush or Bronzer before you have to toss it. Although these two products are not prone to bacteria build up, make sure to frequently clean your brushes.

Lipstick

Lipstick is one of my favourite cosmetic as it has the ability to change the theme of an entire look. You should make sure to replace your lipsticks every year; before they start to break down to the point where it becomes hard to apply and beads often start to form on the bullet. At this point its best to toss it and buy new.

 

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Lip Gloss should be replaced every six months to a year as bacteria starts to build up on the applicator. However good news to those of you who have Lip Gloss in a squeeze tube as those can be kept for closer to a year because they have less chance of bacteria growth.

 

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10 Fashion Mistakes

This article will explore some of the most common fashion mistakes made by women, from mixing prints to PJ’s in public. If you have any comments to make or something you have seen that fits this article feel free to leave a comment. If you like what you see check out and subscribe to my YouTube channel; the link can be found at the bottom of the page

1) Over accessorising

Yes ladies there is such thing as too much bling. We love to see someone making an effort and what you look like is important, but maybe piling on the bling is sending the wrong message. Making an effort doesn’t mean putting on every single piece of jewellery in your box , I guess in some way it shows you’re making an effort because just putting on one clasp of a necklace and bracelet is enough for me. If you have a habit of over loading the bling to make a statement, try this tip; wear one statement piece, the rest should just be small trinkets. Doing this helps send a message that isn’t “I’m a Mr T wanna be”. Simplicity is key

2) Showing too much skin

As we’ve seen skin is still in, but there is a limit. An inch or two too much could easily change the look of your entire outfit from stylish to trashy or appropriate to inappropriate.  When choosing your outfit you need to consider all the factors; age appropriate, occasion and your style.

Lets expand on the factors:

Age appropriate. We have all seen young teens dressing up, maybe showing off a little to much or dressing older than they are however, age appropriate goes both ways. Always take this in to consideration, take a second to think is this age appropriate?

Occasion. Always take this in to consideration as something that is work appropriate definitely isn’t the same as something party appropriate. Make sure to think about where you would wear the outfit.

Your style. This is important as we all know styles that suit one body type don’t suit all, pick outfits that complements your unique body shape. This doesn’t mean stop wearing a particular item just because someone else looks better in it than you. Take into consideration your personal style preference.

what ever you wear, wear it with confidence

3) Over filling a handbag

This is something I’m sure we have all done or still do. If you have a habit of over filling your bag with thing you don’t even need here are some useful tips.

First do routine clean outs, this prevents carrying things around all day that you just don’t need.

Before putting something in your bag just ask your self do I really need this?

Maybe invest in a smaller bag (not tiny just smaller). I have a habit of always having a big bag with me and half the time I only need six main things; pen, note book, purse, make-up bag, phone & charger. I found that by investing in a medium sized bag, I now only carry what I really need.

4) Choosing the wrong heels

Your probably thinking how do you choose the wrong heels but it’s actually a very common problem. As we all know; the shoes finish of the outfit, so choosing the right shoes are important, even more so when choosing your heels. Too high of a heel for the occasion/ function can make your whole outfit look cheap or impractical, we all know heels are impractical if they are too high however, it can be a similar issue if the heels are to short. Wearing short heels with a certain outfit can risk making you look clumsy instead of classy. So when picking your heels you want to find that sweet spot in-between.

5) Too much print

Prints are a cute way to improve your look but don’t over do it. It’s similar to picking your accessories. You want to focus on one thing and have that as your statement piece you don’t want to mix prints, as that often causes the prints to clash and you look very busy which is never a good look.

6) There’s a difference between too big and oversized

I’m sure I’m not the only one who loves to buy a hoodies in a size or two up, mainly as it’s cosy right? That’s okay because come on…… Do we really wear them anywhere except in the house? It’s an issue when people buy t-shirts in sizes bigger than they need just because they like it oversized, em no! Oversized t-shirts are designed differently which means you won’t end up with arms holes the size of your head like when you simply buy one in a bigger size. So motto of the story is: Oversized is not just a bigger size.

7) PJ’s in public

I’m going to say this now, this is never okay, just don’t do it. I get that if you are just popping up to the shop you don’t really want to get dressed up but that doesn’t mean go to the shop in the clothes you sleep in. It takes literally 5 minutes (if that) to put on a pair of leggings, a t-shirt and some trainers; its comfy and it’s NOT your bed clothes.

Do-You but don’t Do-You, in pyjamas, in public.  

8) Visible pantie line

This is never a good look.  If  your clothing of choice is a thin fabric that clings to every bump then it will definitely pick up your pantie line, it’s about a certain as an X-ray picking up a broken bone. To avoid this embarrassing issue; pick your underwear carefully. Sheer clothing will show your pantie line, anything white is a good example of clothing being sheer, if you do have this issue; try to wear nude underwear.

9) Mixing metals

This might not seem much of an issue to many of you but it really is. You should never wear two different coloured metals when wearing jewellery its either one or the other. Here’s something else to consider; if the shoes you are wearing with your outfit have a buckle, then that’s the colour to match your jewellery to. It might sound picky but these small details say a lot about an outfit and about you.

10) Washing jeans as often as normal clothes

This is a mistake. Jeans shouldn’t be washed as often as you do the rest of your laundry as denim jeans are made to fit to our bodies Over washing them can often cause the material to stretch and sag meaning they no longer flatter the figure.

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