29.12.19

New Year Giveaway


As New Year is nearly here and we've said goodbye to the Christmas festivities, and are ready to pick out our New Years Resolutions before giving them up by the end of January, I thought I'd make someones slightly colder day a bit happier.

I'm giving away a £20 Amazon voucher to one lucky winner. I prefer to give away Amazon vouchers as you can by literally most things there. From gym gear and hot water bottles, to a tipple or two.

27.12.19

Femme Luxe - Back To Black Clothing


Colours can excite our mind in various ways, and how we react to some of them can tell a lot regarding our personality. Little black dresses have sparkled men's fantasies for countless decades, while some women find men in black suits simply stunning. 

But it doesn't just need to be a colour worn by people who are self-sufficient and confident. In fact, having this colour preference may hint at a sensitive and even vulnerable personality. Black is lazy and easy.  Also, The most common monastic colour is black, as a symbolic of repentance and simplicity.

I go through fazes in my wardrobe. Sometimes the colour can just pop all over the shop, and other times my wardrobe looks like the nights sky. At the moment it is showing a lot of black and dark colours. I think it may be Winter that has brought the darkness with it. 

26.12.19

Black Box Insurance and the Benefits


There’s no denying that in some instances insurance premiums for drivers can be high, especially for young drivers.

However, those were met with excessive premiums don’t always have to succumb to these hefty fees, as black box car insurance can offer a cheaper alternative. 

More and more insurers are using telematics to offer insurance premiums that are aligned with the way a person drives their vehicle.

22.12.19

Bralettes From Tutti Rouge


The bralette is something that I never thought I'd be able to wear as it never seemed to sit well with women with a bigger bust. There has been a strong lean towards bralettes this year though and it seems that now is the time to really get into wearing them as Tutti Rouge save the day with their bralettes for bigger busted women.  

What I love about the bralette, is that they are soft, comfortable and they are also not underwired which is a welcome change from my usual bras. And means you can wear them all day long without having that urge to remove it after a few hours.

20.12.19

Simple ways to increase natural light in your home

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Aldous Huxley famously envisaged how profoundly our perception of life would change, were the doors of perception cleansed. One thing he omitted, however, was how profound the impact of natural light could be on the ambience of any room.

Admittedly, he was searching far beyond the reaches of physical spaces, and into the soul – but natural light can be a great way to improve mood, regardless. Here are several simple ways to introduce more of it to your home.

19.12.19

Guide To Private Number Plates


For many of us our cars are more than just a way to get around. Our cars are an extension of us; they are a treasured possession, they are something that gives us joy. We may even have somewhat of an emotional connection to our cars, and there is no shame in this.

We take care of our cars, we keep them clean and we give them treats, just like a private number plate. 

But what are the costs associated with private number plates, how do they work and what do you need to know before you buy one for your car?

15.12.19

Festive Films To Watch Over The Christmas Period


Christmas is my favourite time of the year. I mean, what's not to love. We get mega food, mega drinks and plenty of fun. Watching the children open presents, eating a big feast with the family, and winding down to watch the Queen's Speech. It's such a beautiful time of year. 

And then there's the Christmas movies which are always shown, and loved, at this time of year. I love that Christmas movies are all centred around children and how they make Christmas extra special. Showing the miracle of Christmas, and usually with a bit of comedy thrown in. 

13.12.19

5 Early Signs Of Pregnancy

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Pregnancy can be a whirlwind, a shock and such an amazing time. But it can be hard too if, like me, you suffer with hyperemesis gravidarum. Those first few weeks of pregnancy can be gone in a flash, with many people not actually knowing they are pregnant till they are around 6 weeks gone, or even further. 

As a mother of 3 children, and having begin pregnancy 5 times, I know the signs of early pregnancy all too well. In fact, with my forth pregnancy, I knew I was pregnant just by the fact that I felt nauseous when walking down a certain aisle in the supermarket. There are many early signs though, and I thought I'd write about a few that are most common.

12.12.19

Choosing The Right College Course For You


I remember back when I was in my last year of school, thinking about what I wanted to be when I left school, and not having a clue. Choosing a course, or courses, to study can be tough, especially when there are so many on offer. Here are a few tips and some advice to help make this decision seem less daunting.

4 Things You Need To Think About When You're Self-Employed


One of the main benefits of becoming self-employed is the ease in which you can start up and run your own business. And sometimes from your own home, depending on what you're going to be doing, that is. To help you understand some of the most important issues that there might be, and things you'll need to do, here are 4 tips for going self-employed and things you need to think about when doing so.

11.12.19

Tips From My Time Spent In The Personal Injury Sector


Before I had children, became self-employed and starting working on various websites, my main job was in the personal injury sector. I start out as an office junior and ended doing various legal secretary roles, as well as admin duties too. So I've learnt a few things over the years of doing this and thought I'd give some tips on what to do, and how to proceed, when you need to claim for personal injury. 

You've got to remember that accidents can happen to anyone, at any time, and dealing with the consequences of one can be overwhelming. Especially when the law comes into it if you're claiming for personal injury, but it's important to stay calm and do what is right for you.

10.12.19

My Movie Travel Bucket List


Many of us watch movies and wish we could bring them to life, especially when they're set somewhere mesmerising, with all their beautiful scenery and iconic locations. I'm sure we can all look back at those blockbuster movies and remember not only the screenplay being played out, but the landscape always sticks in the mind too. 

From New Zealand in Lord of the Rings where you could visit Mount Earnslaw, on the south of the island, which provided the setting for the opening sequence of The Two Towers. Right back to that beautiful country on our left, Northern Ireland, where you can explore some of the scenes from Game of Thrones, such as Dunluce Castle which was the setting for Pyke Castle in the series.

7.12.19

Fabulous Bodycon Dresses For The Christmas Party Season


If there is a dress out there that is designed to flatter your frame, it's the classic bodycon. Made with those figure hugging fabrics to smooth your silhouette and flaunt your curves. But fabulous though they are, bodycon dresses aren't just for getting your glam on and can come in different styles to suit any event.

6.12.19

The Best Christmas Activities for the Whole Family


It’s the most wonderful time of the year, Christmas, and there is plenty to do, and it doesn't have to cost a fortune. Whether it’s from the comfort of your own home or if you prefer to get the kids waterproof jacket out and go outdoors, there are many Christmas crafts and activities at the moment...

3.12.19

Tips For Starting Your Own Online Business


With minimal start up costs and the potential to reach millions of customers, setting up an online business has never been more popular. And if you've thought about opening your own business, you might have begun to look for advice. There are so many tips for starting a new business out there that choosing which ones to follow can get confusing. 

But starting up an online business is a whole new ball game. I know, as my business has been running for over 7 years now, and it has been such hard work to learn how to successfully use the online scene to get my brand seen. So here are a few of my tips to starting up your own online business.

2.12.19

Spaghetti Bolognese That Even The Kids Will Eat

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You know what it's like, you plan a warm hearty meal for the whole family, salve over the stove for hours, and then the kids refuse to eat it because the veg doesn't look nice, or there's 'green bits' herbs in the sauce. Yeah, parenting is great guys, especially when you have to make 4 different sauces just to get the kids to eat the flaming thing.