Neutral chic nails

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Good evening my beauties,

I just had to show you this gorgeous colour I recently bought for my nails.
Its by the amazing brand, NailsInc and looks flawless with any skin tone.

The shade is called “Sao Paulo Streets” – grey, pastel, glossy

As I have quite pale skin, it elongates my fingers and makes them look classic and elegant.

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This ideal for winter styles or….. A holiday to Paris maybe….

Love C
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Excited for Paris!! And Majorca holiday video!

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I’m getting very excited for my Paris trip next week! And in preparation, I have been looking at our video from our last holiday to Majorca. It was so amazing to go away with my boyfriend and as you can see in the video below, we had the best time.

Look out later for another great product review that I have recently acquired!

Love C
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Over 1000 views!

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So I woke up this morning, made myself a lovely cup of tea and sat down to find that I had a notification saying…… that my blog has gotten to over 1000 views!!!

I cannot believe in such a small amount of time my blog has grown to this size. I am so thrilled to have found a place where I can share my passion with you guys, and be on a constant learning experience.

I cannot wait to see how much my blog will grow….. But for now, thank you all for supporting me through this amazing journey.

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See you all tomorrow,

Love C
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Inspiration: Parisian Chic

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Good evening honeys!

As you are well aware, I’m going to Paris very soon and I am so excited about being in the city of fashion and romance.

I decided to look for some fashion inspiration and I fell in love with this gorgeous style of hat…

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I’ve always admired people who can wear a floppy hat, it’s a great statement piece that makes you look instantly glamorous. And since I am going to Paris, I wanted to look the part!

I came across this gorgeous hat in New Look, I’ve been in search for one for quite a long time and this one was perfect.

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It’s super soft and fits like a dream. I love the sandy beige colour as it will go with most outfits and looks, dressed up or down. I love how detailed the bow is giving the hat a chic and elegant look.

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I bought this hat for an amazing £14.99. The quality is outstanding and I highly recommend this for this winter/ spring season.

Keep posted for more daily doses of beauty,

See you all tomorrow,

Love C
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Exciting news! In 14 days, I’m going to…..

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Good evening my little lovelies,

As promised, I have some very exciting news to share with you all..

If you haven’t already guessed, I’m going to PARIS!
I’m so excited to be going this romantic city and so blessed to be going with my amazing boyfriend.

So… I think it’s about time you all met Jamie, my boyfriend and my best friend.

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I have been with Jamie for six years and am truly blessed to have this special man in my life. I cannot wait to spend this amazing city break with him in the most romantic place on earth.

We will be staying at the 7Eiffel Hotel, near the Eiffel Tower and other main attractions. We chose this hotel as it is so unique and beautiful – a real luxury for our holiday.

Check it out for yourself, it is stunning:
http://www.hotel-7eiffel-paris.com/

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This holiday is for relaxation and some well deserved quality time with my best friend exploring this wonderful city. We hope to visit all of Paris’ main attractions whilst finding some new ones of our own – memories to treasure forever.

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I cannot wait for this amazing experience,

speak to you all tomorrow,

Love C
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New banner, new style – love it.

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After much thought and inspiration from the blogging world, I decided that it was time to update my blog site.

My blog has grown so much in such a short amount of time, I wanted to update it to a more professional and simple appearance.

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I spent a lot of time working on the banner, choosing a font that I could run with throughout my blog and thinking of an effective colour sheme.

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I feel as though this style suits my personality more and the theme of my work… I love it!

If anyone would be interested in help creating a customised banner or would like any more information on how I create my blog, feel free to comment below…

Speak to you beauties tonight,

Love C
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Colour POP!

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Hello my lovelies,

This is just a super quick post to show you all about my simple eye makeup to give a pop of colour to your daily look!

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Using Maybellines crayon eyeliner in this gorgeous vivid purple, I simply lined my lash line and gave it a small wing.

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I have ben loving bright colours lately and this is so simple to give your everyday look a drastic and colourful change.

Stay tuned this evening for a non beauty related surpise…. I think you’ll be very excited…

love C
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The gorgeous DOMINAla Designs…

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Well hello gorgeous people,

Ok, so I’ve a gone a little bit ETSY mad…..

It is the best place for finding new and upcoming artists/ designers/ bloggers! I never knew how many amazing little shops they have on there!

I came across a lovely little shop called DOMINAla Designs by Designer Krysta Langham.

Her work is primarily prints of various witty and clever images that would definitely brighten up anyone’s day! I love her prints and as an artist myself, I find her work so modern and unique!

Here are a few of my favourites…
Who doesn’t love Beyonce? And who doesn’t love Hollywood?

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After having a great discussion with Krysta, I wanted to do an interview with her so I could share her passion and unbelievable creativity with you guys…

Hi krysta! Tell me a bit about yourself?
I’m a 26 year old professional living and working in LaLa land. My real job is in Sales and Development for a healthcare technology company. In my free time, you can find me at the gym, playing soccer, cooking or trying a new restaurant somewhere in the city. I’m sort of a DIY-er of all things. Give me a YouTube video or a DIY blog post and I’m doing everything from building my own headboard to cutting my own hair. Domina Designs slowly came to me over time. At first, I had ideas of art that I thought would be cool if someone made them. Then a few more ideas came to mind and eventually I said, well I would like to have the ideas made and hanging up in my apartment, so why can’t I make them?
Hours and hours of YouTube Photoshop and Illustrator tutorial videos later and now I have some finished pieces. I started making art for myself based on my taste and style. I’ve recently decided to open an Etsy shop to share my prints with young women who have the same sense of edgy and urban style.

Why do you do what you do?
Well, I work to pay the bills – but that’s boring. Domina Designs is my hobby, creating prints is something fun for me. The thought behind using the word “domina” is that I want to embody what it means to be a strong, powerful and sexy woman. I think it’d be cool to develop a network of like-minded young women who have the same sense of style as me. If I happen to make some money while doing it, then I’d say that’s a win.

How is your work created?
I start with an idea, or I see something that inspires me and then I take time to formulate and imagine it in my head. Then off to Photoshop/Illustrator to try and create my mental image. Sometimes it’s exactly what I wanted and other times it’s a longer process of working and reworking and I end up with a finished piece that’s better than my original thought.
How has your practice changed/ changing over time?
Being self-taught, I’ve always been a bit hesitant or shy about my work – gone along thinking that because I’m not a professional that my work isn’t good enough. Over time, I’ve gained more and more confidence with the tools I use and am realizing that art (in any medium) does not have rules. It’s liberating to create whatever you want and if you like it, that’s all that matters.

What art/ creativity do you most identify with?
I think that I make art that directly reflects my personality and lifestyle. I’m one of those girls that has a closet full of black clothes, appreciates a perfectly arched eyebrow, lives in heels, but still loves to walk around in gym clothes, a ponytail and no-makeup. I’d say my biggest influence would have to be pop-culture inclusive of all the trends that happen on social media.

What’s your strongest memory of your childhood?
Hmm my childhood… one memory sticks out to me back when I was probably about 4 or 5 years old and my entire family was able to do this thing called the “taco tongue.” You basically roll your tongue up like a taco and I was the only one who couldn’t do it. Every morning I would wake up and look in the mirror and practice my taco tongue until FINALLY I got it.

What themes do you pursue?
Themes – not sure if this is a technical term I’m missing but I tend to focus on women, fashion, beauty, and pop-culture.

What’s your scariest experience?
Scariest would have to be a car accident I got into with my family. Thankfully, everyone was okay.

What memorable responses have you had to your work?
I’ve kept my work private until recently. I haven’t even shown them to family or friends. In a weird way art is personal, especially if you’ve created it. It’s easy to share with strangers. I will say that it is great to hear the positive feedback from social media platforms that I’ve posted my work to.

What do you dislike about your work?
I dislike that my work isn’t polished – and by that I mean technically sound. Part of me has no clue what I’m doing and I’m learning and growing every day but that’s the fun part.

What do you like about your work?
Nothing is more satisfying for me than creating something. I love making something and ending up with a finished product that came entirely from me. I like how my work reflects my personality and is unique in that way.

Name something you love, and why.
Besides my family (the obvious answer), I live for a handbag. I don’t call them purses – I’m talking about a grown woman’s luxury handbag. I take my time and save up my money and when I deserve it I reward myself.

What is your dream project?
Hmmm I’d love to expand and get my designs on clothing. I think that would be amaze-balls to have a bunch of chicks walking around with my prints on their shirts.

Favourite or most inspirational place?
I love LA. Living out here I get to experience so many amazing places to go out, small little restaurants, museums and of course the coast and trails to hike. Again I guess my art really reflects my lifestyle.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
To surround yourself with people you look up to. Elevate yourself by the company you keep.

Professionally, what’s your goal?
I’d love to one day leave my real job and run my own business, but for now I’m totally happy starting small.

Check out her work for yourself my beauties!
You can find Krysta’ work at her Etsy shop:
https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/DOMINAla

I cannot wait to keep updated with her work as it progresses and grows even more!

Speak to you all later,

Love C
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Glamorous Red nails

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Gloomy weather. Dropping temperatures. Grey skies.

I decided to add a bit of sunshine into a gloomy day, so I painted my nails a gorgeous and glamorous bright red.

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I feel as though this shade of red by Ted Baker is so different to the typical red nail polish. It’s bright and warm and looks amazing on a skin shade.

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Tip: If your feeling down from this weather, then why not paint your nails a bright colour to brighten your mood!

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Speak to you tomorrow my beauties,
Love C
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The Very Inspiring Blog Award

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Good Afternoon beautiful people!

I was nominated again for another award, The Very Inspiring Blog Award. Just to know that people see my blog as inspiring, is so rewarding. My passion is ever growing and I cannot believe how much I have grown as a person throughout this journey so far. I am constantly looking for ways to improve my blog, creating new ideas and spreading inspiration to my fellow bloggers.

I would love to thank Taylor from Same Tay Different Day for my nomination!

As always, Im going to jump right into to it, so grab a hot drink and enjoy reading a little bit more about me!

The Rules:

1. Thank the person who nominated you and add their link to your blog.
2. List the award rules so your nominees will know what to do.
3. State 7 things about yourself.
4. Nominate 10 other bloggers.
5. Contact your nominees and provide a link to your post.
6. Display the award logo (button) on your blog.

Seven Things About Myself:

1. I have naturally dark blonde hair, but I dyed it recently to the shade, ‘Mocha Brown’ by Nice n easy. I like to go darker in the winter time!

2. Im a big crochet and knitting fan! I love nothing more than spending an afternoon crocheting blankets, scarfs and other little diy projects!

3. I usually leave my hair to dry naturally after I take a bath or a shower, It leaves my hair with beachy waves when I wake up in the morning!

4. I am 5’4, weigh 8st 9 and have size 5 feet!

5. Im an earlybird. Im always awake and out of bed before 8am, it feels better than lying in bed till the early afternoon, I hate the day to be wasted!

6. Luckily, because Im a twin, me and my sister pretty much share each others clothes and shoes! We also share our makeup!

7. Im an extremely caring person. I love all of my family and friends so much and cherish every moment I spend with them. Even if its just eating dinner together at the table!

I would like to nominate,

I would like to nominate:

  1. Beauty, Brains and Food
  2. MelissaChloe
  3. Bonellie
  4. RefractedBeauty
  5. Fashionfoodsoul
  6. Alittlepieceofbobbie
  7. Jessicaraebeauty
  8. Poppysconstellations
  9. 2classysisters
  10. B-e-a-uty

Hope youve enjoyed these little facts about me!

Speak to you guys later,

Love C

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