20.6.16

Top 3 MAC Lipstick & Lip Liner Combos

If you're a makeup addict then there's probably an 85% chance that you own at least one MAC lipstick in your collection. With a range of formulas varying from matte to lustre and satin to cremesheen, there really is something available for everyone. And if you really want that pout to 'pop' pair with one of the matching lip liners and you'll have those Kylie Jenner looking lips in no time! Plus, you can't forget that ever so famous cake like scent



8.6.16

Smile Your Way Through Each Day!

In association with Aquafresh.



National smile month commences between the 16th May until the 16th June. The campaign aims to highlight the importance of oral health whilst promoting a happy and healthy smile. I was lucky enough to receive this gorgeous hamper (see above!) courtesy of Aquafresh and the launch of their newest range 'Aquafresh: Intense Clean'*

1.6.16

Fake Nothing With Gemporia

In association with Gemporia.
Grab yourself a cup of your favourite hot beverage and put your feet up as it's about to get real deep on Clarke Couture today. 





Founded by husband and wife; Steve and Sarah Bennet, the pair's joint vision for Gemporia was to create a jewellery brand which embodies individuality, exclusivity and the finest quality. The duo actively work closely with both the charities and communities in the areas where which their gems are sourced to help create a better life for those communities in return for sourcing rare gems in such areas. The sterling silver ring* photographed above for example, features 0.38 carats of blue sapphire sourced from Sri Lanka. I am so grateful to have received such a beautiful item of jewellery, the miniature sapphire stones really reflect the utter minimalist within me. The team is able to give back to such communities through the founding of its Colourful Life Foundation. The charity focuses on providing health and education facilities for the people in the areas in which they work. You can find out more about the charity and its ongoing projects in more detail here

The message of the Gemporia brand is to 'fake nothing' by denouncing the fakes and mass produced synthetics which they believe have confused the jewellery market for generations. I became quite inspired by this message and felt it offered a metaphor for something else. We as women and even men can embody the Gemporia brand as a symbol of confidence, to be yourself and to fake nothing because at the end of the day, nobody can be you better than you, yourself. 



"Gemporia jewellery is for the body, the mind and the soul and you are spiritually naked without it."



And to help spread the positivity of faking nothing and keeping things real, I want us all to list three things about ourselves which we love. I'm keeping things real and being myself because
  • I love my eyebrows. 
  • I love my smile.
  • I love my long hair. 
But keeping it real isn't just about embracing the things you're confident and happy with about yourself. Embracing and accepting the things you aren't as happy with can be a be a big step and I'm personally extremely insecure about most things. But,
  • I love that I can be shy at first. It keeps people intrigued.
  • I love my blemishes because those marks are what make me, me.
  • I love my boobs. Not having a cleavage has always been something I've hated but I can embrace this. I'm able to wear low cut tops without revealing anything. I am able to long and dainty necklaces which fit perfectly down the middle of my chest. 

Love who you are, embrace who you are and most importantly when you wear your Gemporia jewellery look at it as a reminder to 'fake nothing'. 
You can shop my Gemporia ring here.

*RING SIZING*
You can find your perfect ring size by using the Gemporia ring sizer app, available to download for free from the app store. Simply search for 'ring sizer'. The app works simply by choosing your region and placing a ring which fits perfectly on your index finger and placing this onto the circle on the screen which can be made bigger or smaller depending on the size of your ring. The circle which your ring fits perfectly around is the size needed for you. I found this super helpful as I am rubbish at guessing my size online! 
- For reference I am a size 52 in a Pandora ring and ordered a P-Q ring from Gemporia. For more information on ways to find your perfect fit, please visit here.



What do you love about yourself?!
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DISCLAIMER: ANY ITEMS WHICH HAVE BEEN SENT TO ME HAVE BEEN MARKED WITH AN ATERISK (*). ALL OPINIONS HOWEVER ARE MY OWN.