Friday, 31 March 2017


Did you know, 56% of people find the symbols on their laundry labels confusing? Yes, I'm not shocked either...

I definitely fall into that camp when it comes to washing, so when I stumbled across the research by Data Label I actually printed out a guide to the labels and stuck it inside the door of my cleaning products cupboard so I avoid or at least reduce any clothes cleaning catastrophes.

To be honest, I am glad it isn't just me who gets confused about this. I usually avoid dry clean only items like the plague as who really has time for that.. I also rarely iron and actually have been known to do the scrunch test on any potential clothing additions to my wardrobe. The HEIGHT of cool over here, obvs.

I think the washing disaster that sticks out in my mind was when my mum shrunk my dad's expensive woollen cricket jumpers when we were kids. We were sat having dinner and my mum comes out with 'I can't sit here and not admit what I have done', cue some very intrigued children and one very confused dad.. Mum brings out these jumpers and they had shrunk from let's say a man's size XXL to a small child size. We fell about laughing and of course they could be replaced but it remains a constant fear that I could do the same so easily to something I loved!!

Have you ever made any washing faux pas??

Monday, 27 March 2017


Doe Deere is a native of Russia, and moved to New York City as a teenager. She is also the founder and CEO of Lime Crime Cosmetics, a company that sells vegan and cruelty-free lipsticks, nail polishes and eye shadows. Deere is known for her bold makeup style and fashion choices, and has also given a wealth of information to young entrepreneurs who want to build their brands.

Doe shares that she doesn't define beauty as what looks familiar or natural to people. She feels that beauty is doing what feels right in the moment, which was the motivation behind her company launch in 2008. Lime Crime offers vibrant and eye-catching shades for consumers to enjoy, and the company has a huge fan following around the world.

Deere also lets consumers know that she started off small, and decided to achieve greatness by following her own rules. She is a known supporter of woman-owned companies and often speaks to women about following their passions at events like Vegas Nay's Stardust Tour and PHAMExpo. She also welcomes these aspiring business owners to keep in touch with her for business advice through Instagram.

On a typical day, Doe has a meeting with her creative director to go over strategies and projects. She then meets with her president and vice president, followed by a meeting with her COO. Deere shares that lots of meetings ensures that everyone on her team is working together to reach a common goal. She also works on visuals during the day, or goes to her "lab" to develop new products with a chemist. She shares that during busy days, she rarely has time to sit at her desk, and answers emails from her phone when she's on the go.

Deere brings her ideas to fruition by waiting to be inspired. She admits that sometimes she waits for months before acting on an idea. She also states that when she's considering introducing a new product, she always tries it on herself first. Deere says that it's important to "live and feel" the product before sharing it with customers. This way, she can be sure the product is authentic and will make customers look and feel their best.

Deere was even asked about the one business idea that she wouldn't mind sharing with readers. She admits that she'd love for someone to start a super girly shoe line that features bright colors. Of course, the shoes would go great with her Lime Crime products!

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Monday, 13 March 2017


I am having a love affair with Blazers. There. I said it. I am so enjoying them recently and despite my ever growing collection I do not seem to have enough. My budget doesn't quite extend to Balmain.. (sad face) but I think a Blazer can absolutely transform an outfit and give it a luxe edge.

I tend to wear plain outfits and jazz up the accessories so I do love finding coloured Blazers or ones with button details. I even change the buttons if the blazer is a nice cut but snoreville buttons..

I don't really know where I am going with this other than to proclaim my love for my new fave wardrobe item and share this with you... what are you loving recently?
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