Thursday, 29 January 2015

Goals for 2015

I know this post is a little bit delayed as we are already a couple of weeks into the year but here are my goals for 2015!
Miss Guided Active
My outfit is from the Miss Guided Active range www.missguided.co.uk/sportswear
1. Like everyone else I will be trying to get fit and toned this year and go to the gym. I know its turning into a cliche the amount of people that say this and only go to the gym for one month. However I am very determined this year (plus my work are paying for my gym membership). I shall be trying to go about 2-3 times a week, doing exercise at home, going for bike rides and doing yoga. I know that I am very petite and don't really need to lose any weight. However for me it isn't about that. Honest to god, and anyone that knows me can vouch for this, I cannot run for 2 minutes without dying. I am so bloody unfit its a joke, and I eat so badly that my arteries are probably so clogged up. Its annoying as I used to be so fit in school, running for my district, athletics training everyday and I did gymnastics for 10 years. I miss being active so I can't wait to get back into it.
Miss Guided Active
Miss Guided Active
2. As I mentioned above I do eat badly, not that you could tell as I obviously have a high metabolism. I don't snack as such, I eat a good breakfast and lunch, and when I am at home my mum cooks very healthy dinners from scratch. However when I am at my boyfriends we tend to get takeaways a lot, always stopping for a cheeky McDonald's and when we go out for dinner it's always burgers, loads of sides and a massive dessert. If you follow me on twitter you will know I tend to eat way too many chocolate fudge cakes and sticky toffee puddings. I don't believe in diets at all, nor do I think slim fast, pills or chemicals will help you lose weight. I think you just need to be motivated, eat well balanced meals and exercise. Therefore I have decided this year I will try my best to eat clean. This is where you eat food which is unprocessed or the least processed as possible. You are basically thinking about where the food has come from, how much it has been handled and pick foods with the smallest list of ingredients. For example fruit, veg, meat, eggs, brown bread and pasta, there's so much you can eat but it just takes a bit of time and money. My day will be consisting of fresh juices and smoothies, salads, fruit and a healthy dinner with lots of protein and healthy carbohydrates. It's all a lot of fresh produce so will cost more money but I am sure it's worth it in the long run. Like it says in the picture below this is not a diet, it's a lifestyle choice. I don't believe fad diets work, you just fall off the bandwagon and give in. I think this is a great lifestyle choice as you are not cutting anything out, your body needs a balanced diet including some fats, anything processed or with stuff added can't be good, therefore I think eating clean is the way forward. I also hope this will help give me more energy throughout the day as I am constantly tired even when I sleep 12 hours. 
3. Other goals for this year include booking more holidays and travelling more. I hope to go to New York this year and if not at least have it booked for next year. 
4. I will also be stopping bleaching my hair as I fancy a change and want my hair to go back to the same condition it used to be. 
5. I am really hoping the diet change will help sort out my acne as I really don't want to take the easy way out and go back on the pill. 
6. A big goal I want to hit is to wear more of my clothes. This sounds easy but I get into the habit of wearing about 5% of the clothes I own. I have so much its ridiculous and I am constantly buying more, therefore I have decided to not buy anything unless it's necessary and try to wear every single item in my wardrobe (this will probably take longer than a year!). 
7. Lastly and probably the most important, I am going to try and worry less. I seem to spend a lot of time worrying about things that have happened in the past and things that could happen in the future. This causes me to turn into a hot mess and stop me doing a lot. I might seem quite confident on the outside but most of the time my brain is working at light speed to try and keep calm. I need to spend less time worrying and more time doing!
Miss Guided Active
Thanks for reading

Chloe x 

P.S. What are your goals for 2015?





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Monday, 26 January 2015

Power Styler review

For the past couple of weeks I have been trying out the The Power Styler*, by a company called Daroko, to blow dry my hair. They are basically little bits of metal which click onto your hair dryer and claim to give you a smoother, shinier blow dry and reduce time. 
I am not a big lover of blow drying my hair, I cannot be bothered with brushes and sections as that always takes forever. Therefore I normally just leave to air dry and then I'll straighten or curl it. But this little gadget did look interesting and promises good results therefore I thought I would give it a go. You use it like you would dry your hair normally and the metal bits have to lightly touch your hair. They do say you should use a brush while drying as well but as I don't do this normally I thought I would try it without to see if it made a difference.
I have to say that I thought my hair did take less time to dry and did seem to be smoother. My hair did not go frizzy like it normally would do and has remained in good condition until the next time I washed it. I think for the price this is a nice addition to any hair dryer, you don't have to do anything different or spend lots of money yet you do get better results. It can attach easily to any hair dryer and is suitable for all hair types. 

It comes in a range of pretty colours and they also ship worldwide, more info on their website here http://www.daroko.com/the-power-styler. 

Lots of love

Chloe x 

P.S. What are your best tips for blow drying hair? 





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Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Mac Soar Lipliner Dupe

I am absolutely obsessed with the Kylie Jenner inspired 90's nude lip combo using Mac Soar lipliner and Velvet Teddy lipstick. If you know me then you will know that I am not a big spender on high end make up, so Mac products are a bit of a treat for me. However the amount I do this lip look, I will be using up my Soar lipliner up in no time at all. Being that Mac's lipliners cost about £12.50, I was on the hunt for a drugstore option. I saw online that Rimmel had one that was very similar called Spice, so of course I just had to buy it. 
Mac Soar Lipliner
Spice www.superdrug.com/Rimmel/Rimmel-1000-Kisses-Lipliner-Spice £2.99
Soar www.maccosmetics.co.uk/product/shaded/167/340/Lip-Pencil £12.50
Mac Soar Lipliner
Mac Soar Lipliner
Left-Soar  Right-Spice
As you can see Spice is a bit darker and deeper than soar however they are quite similar on and do create very similar looks. Soar is more of a pink toned your lips but better shade, whereas Spice is more of a brown shade of it's own. They both do a brilliant job of the creating the 90's nude lip and I do love them both in different ways. The Rimmel one is brilliant to use everyday as it's a bargain at £3 and Soar is perfect for use on special occasions or if I want longer wear.  Below are some photos of me wearing the liners, I think Soar is better for the Kylie Jenner look but Spice is a great alternative.
Spice
Spice
Mac Soar Lipliner
Soar

Thanks for reading

Chloe x

P.S. I have just uploaded my everyday makeup tutorial including a Kylie Jenner 90's nude lip using Soar.




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Thursday, 15 January 2015

Party OOTD

I haven't done an #OOTD post in quite a while therefore I thought I would show you the perfect party outfit. I got sent this smart black dress from Sugarhill Boutique* (which does clash with my tattoo but never mind that) and these sparkly platforms from Online Avenue* to style up into a fabulous outfit. 
http://www.sugarhillboutique.com/xm14/lulu-dress.aspx Currently £40 usually £58
This outfit is perfect for most occasions as you can't really go wrong with a black dress. It's not too tight and doesn't show off too much skin so is perfect for a work party, yet it is a gorgeous shape which outlines your figure. I love the gold rose detailing at the top as it draws your eye there and away from the rest of your body. 
www.onlineavenue.co.uk/footwear/platforms/francesca-concealed-diamante-platform £28
I am so in love with these heels and they definitely add a glamorous touch to any outfit. You can style them up with a nice dress, wear with tights if it's a bit cold or wear with skinny jeans for a more casual dinner. These platforms are a great bargain as they have so much details and the diamonds even carry on underneath the heel. 

Both Sugarhill Boutique and Online Avenue have some lovely pieces, are incredibly stylish at a reasonable price and they both currently have a massive sale on so check them out now!

Thanks for reading

Chloe x

P.S. Has anyone got any nice parties or occasions planned? I would love to hear about them!




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Monday, 12 January 2015

Bloggers Hub Twitter Party

Hi Everyone and welcome to the first ever Bloggers Hub Twitter Party. The Bloggers Hub website is bought to you by the lovely Danielle who runs the Bloggers Love events. If you haven't been on there yet then what are you waiting for? Get yourself over there now (well after the party of course) as there are so many opportunities and exclusive deals for bloggers! Anyways back onto the party, I was kindly selected to take part in the fashion show and I was sent this gorgeous red shirt from Chic Hangers* and some amazing BH Cosmetics Palettes from Makeup Nails Tan*.
www.chichangers.co.uk/products/button-front-shirt-rouge £22.50
Cape - Moschino
Jeans - Primark
Heels - New Look
I created this outfit and make up look from the items I was sent. The shirt is a beautiful bright shade of red and a perfect fit. I love the style and it can instantly add a pop of colour to a dull winter look. I have paired this shirt with tan heeled boots, a tan cape and black jeans. This ensures that the focus is on the red but they add a slight touch of sophistication to the look. This Chic Hangers shirt feels top quality and is currently on sale for only £22.50, usually £65, so grab yourself a great bargain! If your looking for some staple items for your winter wardrobe then stop by Chic Hangers for a quick peak. 
www.makeup-nails-tan.co.uk/product/special-occasion-palette £21.95
I was also sent these fantastic palettes from Makeup Tan Nails to create a make up look with. I love BH cosmetics so much as they are brilliant quality and so bloody cheap. I have ordered directly from BH a few times and as they are based in America I have had to pay very high shipping fees and even custom charges. Therefore I am so damn happy that Makeup Tan Nails have bought BH cosmetics to the UK as this makes things so much easier and cheaper.  I am so much in love with this special occasion palette as you can create so many looks and as you can see the colour pay off of the eyeshadows are amazing. The blushes aren't as great but I have experience this with other BH blush palettes in the past. However at the price they are still great value for money, you just have to swirl your brush a few more times. 
www.makeup-nails-tan.co.uk/product/concealer-and-corrector-palette £14.95
This concealer and correction palette is great for me as I suffer from a lot of redness from scarring and the occasional dark circles under me eye. The coverage is quite good, not the best but the consistency is quite thick which I like. I like that the palette is small as well so is easy to carry around. Most BH Palettes are quite big so are not one for the handbags.
The blushes in this palette are a lot better than the ones in the special occassion palette.The shimmery blushers have better pay off than the matte in my opinion and are stunning. 



If you are starting out in make up or looking for a lot for your money then BH cosmetics is definitely a company you should be looking at. Check out the great range on Makeup Tan Nails website, and as the name states they also stock fake tan and nail products. 

Thanks for reading

Chloe x

P.S. I hope you are enjoying the Twitter Party, The Bloggers Hub is a great concept which supports bloggers big and small so join in now and reap the benefits! 




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Friday, 9 January 2015

Does Horse Shampoo Work?

You may have heard along the grapevine that the must have hair product of 2014 was horse shampoo. No that isn't just the name of a brand, it is literally shampoo for horses. Apparently celebrities swear by it, therefore I had to give it a go. So for the past couple of months I have been using the Mane 'n Tail Deep Moisturising shampoo, conditioner and hair strengthener leave in treatment, and here's what I thought. 
My hair means a lot to me, I love it so much and try and do my best to take care of it. I do dye it a lot when I get bored therefore the condition isn't the best it could be. In my opinion it lacks thickness since I have been dying it and tends to grow slower than before. 
www.ebay.co.uk/itm/THE-ORIGINAL-MANE-n-TAIL-DEEP-MOISTURISING-SHAMPOO-AND-CONDITIONER £6.49 for both
First impressions are that it doesn't smell that great, not that it smells bad, it just could be a lot better. Also it doesn't lather up as much as I like, not the worse I've used but again could be better. Other than that the shampoo and conditioner are a good formula and seem like most others. The leave in spray is a nice treatment which I apply to damp hair and either blowdry or leave to dry naturally. I bought my products on eBay and I thought the price was very reasonable being the same price as most highstreet products. The bottles are a good size and with washing my hair about 2-3 times a week they lasted me about 3 months. 
www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MANE-N-TAIL-HAIR-TREATMENTS-STRENGTHENER-GROWTH-CONDITIONER-DETANGLER-HAIR-CARE £7.49
I wouldn't say I saw results straight away but over the course of using them I have found my hair to be thicker and courser. It doesn't make your hair soft and silky but it has definitely helped on the volume front. My hair also seems to be in a lot better condition, I have noticed a lot less split ends and fall out. This used to be a terrible problem before and now I have definitely noticed a dramatic decrease in the amount of hair on my floor. Overall I am extremely happy with Mane 'n Tail and I'm very pleased with my results.  I used all 3 products together so I cannot comment on their pros and cons individually. I would say if you are looking for a product that will give you shiny, smooth hair then this is not it, but if you are lacking fullness then give this a try. I am currently testing out another shampoo and if that one doesn't work for me then I will definitely be buying more Mane n' Tail.

Lots of love

Chloe x 

P.S. Have you tried horse shampoo yet? 



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