Saturday, 25 July 2015

HAPPINESS BOUTIQUE // SUMMER FASHION

A massive thank you to Happiness Boutique for sending me this beautiful necklace. It goes really nicely with so many of the clothes I wear and it looked amazing with the pale grey top I wore on my trip out to the highlands with my brother this week. 

I love getting out of the city or at least away from the really industrial areas and breathing some fresh air. My brother and I did a bit of exploring and found an amazing hidden waterfall and a beautiful river a bit further on. 






Happiness boutique are a lovely online jewellery shop based in Berlin and I would love for everyone to check out their shop here!

My jeans are from Topshop 
My top is from River Island 

Hope you're having a lovely day and thanks for reading! 

Lots of love xx



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Wednesday, 22 July 2015

SUMMER FASHION 2.O

The weather here in Scotland was amazing yesterday and I wasn't working, yippee! There was no way I was staying indoors. In the morning my brother and I drove out to the highlands to go strawberry picking then in the afternoon Beth and I went for lunch at a beautiful park not far from town.




I am still so in love with my silver charm bracelet from SOUFEEL, you can check out my detailed post on it here!

My ripped jeans are by MOTO at Topshop 
My green high neck top is also from Topshop
My sandals are from New Look 
My suede leather handbag is by Kriziapoi Italy 

Let me know your thoughts on this look and the pieces I am wearing 
Lots of love x

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Tuesday, 21 July 2015

LOOK LIKE A VICTORIA'S SECRET ANGEL: GORGEOUS HAIRSTYLES

It’s not a secret that all women would like to resemble Victoria’s Secret Angels. Unfortunately, it's super difficult to achieve a flawless body like that, as it requires a lot of sacrifice and dedication. However, there is one thing about Victoria’s Secret models’ look that we can achieve for sure - their gorgeous hairstyles. We are all impressed with their silky, bouncy and voluminous hair that makes them look even more hot. I read some advice from the world’s best stylists and discovered some of the secret methods for achieving an "Angel hairstyle" is. Check out these amazing tips!

Be realistic
What I first found out is that the key to stunning Victoria’s Secret models hairstyles lies in the fact that they are 100% real. What makes their long and thick hair so special is their naturally looking curls and soft and shiny texture. According to numerous stylists, instead of trying too much, you should keep your look as real as possible. That’s exactly what makes every woman sexy and unique!


Choose hair products adequate for your hair type
No matter how amazing a particular hair mask or a shampoo is, if it is not adequate for your hair type, it will always make your hair dull.  Apart from choosing the perfect product for your hair type, I always choose products with rich formulae that are good for my hair. For example, I love Amika hair products (Aussie readers, I recommend getting Amika hair products from Alive Skin+Hair). Amika products are both nourishing and moisturizing, which enables me to experiment with my hair all the time while keeping it healthy all the time. The Amika Heat Defense serum is a  great product to use before using a hair straightener or a curling wand, as it protects you hair from high temperatures.

Use your conditioner before shampooing hair
The most terrible mistake I used to make before is using shampoo before the conditioner. What I found out is that in order for your hair to be super-bouncy and voluminous, it needs to be residue-free. In other words, shampoo creates a messy texture and volume, while your conditioner will weight your hair down. Therefore, you should always keep in mind that conditioning goes before shampooing!
Boost your hair with volumizing mousse
Before you blow-dry your hair, you need to apply the volumizing mousse, which is pretty simple. All you have to do is to blot your hair with a large towel, spray your hair with a quality light-hold spray and then apply the mousse. I always go for the formula that both nourishes my hair and adds a gorgeous texture to it.
Buy a huge, round brush

Huge, round brushes will never go out of fashion. They are probably the only item that can add texture to your entire hair equally, from the bottom to the top. When choosing a brush, you need to look for the one with soft, natural bristles that won’t pull and damage your hair while blow-drying.


Amazing blow-drying
What I love to do most is blow-drying my hair, which is at the same time the best way for you to add a little bit of volume and fluff to it. All you need to do is to remove the nozzle from the dryer and set it on high. Once your hair is almost dry, you need to brush it outward and continue blow-drying, this time with the nozzle on.
Make gorgeous, yet effortless waves
Making sexy beach waves is much simpler than you really think. You can always use hair rollers or go for a safe bet - a great curling wand. All you need to do is to use one-inch parts of your hair and start curling them. However, you need to pay special attention to the direction of your curls, making sure than they fall away from your face. Once you finish that, you should enable your each your curl to completely cool before you apply a spray. This is a proven method that makes our curls last longer. 


In order to achieve sexy beach waves, I have tried out numerous methods and none of them was good enough. However, observing beautiful hairstyles of Victoria’s Secret Angels, I realized that there must be a way for me to achieve such gorgeous texture, shine and volume. These super simple steps helped me a lot. Try them out!

About the Author
Amy Mia Goldsmith is an Aussie literature student who loves to read and has been writing novels and short stories as long as she can remember. Her passion is beauty and makeup and she loves to spend her free time travelling and of course – make up shopping! Amy is a regular contributor at High Style Life. You can contact Amy on her Facebook page.

Lots of love! xx
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Friday, 17 July 2015

JULY FAVOURITES

Here are my current favourite products for this summer month:

Shimmer Strips Custom Nude Palette for face & eyes by Physicians Formula
Sephora's smoothing primer
Victoria's Secret Amber Romance Eau De Toilette Perfume
Tan Liquid Glow by Seventeen  
The NXY dewy finish setting spray 
Victoria's Secret Coconut Passion body spray 



Here is a closer look at the Shimmer Strips Custom Nude Palette for face & eyes by Physicians Formula. I am loving this product for summer as it is a highlighter for your face and also works as eyeshadow! You can use it to highlight your cheekbones with the more blushy tones or to contour with the darker more bronzy tones. I am currently obsessed with dewy looking makeup and this leaves my face with a healthy natural glow.


This next product, the smoothing primer by Sephora, is a perfect dupe for the Smashbox photo finish primer (which I think is quite over priced). This product is cheaper AND it comes in a glass bottle, I love it! 


This Victoria's Secret Amber Romance Eau De Toilette Perfume has got to be the most summery scent I have ever purchased. I picked this up at Glasgow airport before my flight to Cyprus and I have been in love with it ever since. I am not kidding this is my FAVOURITE scent on earth. In terms of describing it.. I'm really not sure how to.. I wouldn't say it is a floral scent but it is definitely warming and lasts a long time.


At £4.99 this product was definitely a bargain. It is a liquid shimmering bronzer by Seventeen. It is great to use as a highlighter or to mix with foundation to create a more glowy look. It isn't very dark and blends out really easily. If you want a darker finish you just need to add a bit more. 


This Nyx dewy finish setting spray is such a lifesaver for me during summer. As I said before I am obsessed with dewy makeup at the moment and no matter what makeup you apply to your skin, whether it's matte or not, this spray will make you look dewy. I have heard and read about many setting sprays that are meant to give you this look however just dry up and vanish almost instantly so I am really happy that I have found one that actually works and stays put!


Once I had returned from Cyprus I had this new obsession with tropical scents even despite the rainy Scottish weather. As most of my sprays were floral and I didn't want to rely on just my new Amber Romance perfume I thought I would go for this Victoria's Secret Coconut Passion body spray. I love these sprays as I find that they last quite long and there is a lot of product in them so I don't feel as guilty about using it often. Just as the bottle says, it smells exactly like vanilla and coconut.


That concludes my favourites for this month, let me know what you think and what yours are! I also hope you're having a lovely summery day,

Lots of summery love, 
Emma x

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