Winter Fashion Essentials for Girls-On-The-Go

Who has time for winter? More importantly, who has time to be cute in the winter? Many were recently hit by Winter Storm Jonas, making life a little more difficult, especially when it comes to fashion. Trekking through several feet of snow is hardly fabulous, but thanks to Spring Fashion, I have selected a few key winter pieces for girls-on-the-go.

 

Winter Fashion Essentials

Faux Fur Vest:

Because it’s both fashion-forward and warm!

Knee High Boots:

Knee high boots keep you warm and trendy. Bonus for a material that can be easily cleaned after stepping in snow.

Gloves:

This is a no-brainer. Stay warm and keep it cute.

Shop Spring Fashion here, or download the app (available for iPhone and Android) for easy access to winter fashion essentials.

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Life Hacks: Homemade Sugar Free Sweets

Embarking on a new health regime in 2016? It seems like half the world is on the same mission, but chances are one of the first things you’ll be missing is a little bit of sweetness. Sugar is ubiquitous in calorific snacks and it’s common to start craving it when you cut down. But the damaging effects of too much sugar on health are widely known. Celebs like Davina McCall have even made it their mission to go completely sugar-free. Fortunately, there are clever ways to satisfy your sweet tooth without using one speck of sugar. How could that possibly be? Take a look at these sugar-free recipes and see for yourself!

Banana Pancakes

banana pancakes

Pancakes are a favorite of sweet lovers everywhere. They’re easy to whip up, fun to flip and delicious to dine upon. The problem is, usually they’re covered in sugar and lemon. Some recipes even use sugar in the batter. But that doesn’t have to be the case. In fact, you needn’t even use flour! Try using only bananas and eggs as the core ingredients. Naturally sweet and easy to make? Might be time to get flipping.

Pumpkin Pie

One clever way to get round using sugar is to choose recipes with naturally sweet ingredients. Pumpkin is a delicious and healthy root veg that is naturally sweet. It’s also very versatile and can be used in a huge range of recipes. One of our very favorites is that all-American classic: pumpkin pie. It’s a favorite at Thanksgiving but a winner at all times of year. It’s also fun to make an impressive dessert at dinner parties.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Nothing satisfies a sweet craving quite like a cheeky cookie. The ultimate companion to a refreshing glass of milk, shop-bought cookies would be a massive no-no on a sugar-free diet. But if you make them at home using a recipe for sugar-free choc chip cookies you can be sure they don’t contain any of the white stuff. By using products derived from coconuts they can safe for dieters and diabetics alike. Which means your cookie jar can always be overflowing, guilt free.

Sugar-Free Ice Cream

sugar free ice cream

Sounds too good to be true doesn’t it? Ice cream is the ultimate indulgence. And if you’ve had a hard week at work or run into relationship issues, ice cream is simply essential. But (thank the heavens) there exists ice cream. out there made with natural, non-sugary ingredients. Using an ice cream maker makes the whole process simpler. That means you don’t have to break any diet rules to enjoy one of the great pleasures in life.

Chocolate Cheesecake

By utilizing ingredients like cocoa, you can make rich, indulgent and sweet desserts without having to use sugar. It’s refreshing to know you don’t have to go ultra boring with your recipes in a sugar-free world! Try out recipes featuring cocoa and serve it to your guests at your next dinner party. We promise they’ll be shocked when they find out it’s sugar-free.

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Unique And Romantic Ways To Propose That She Will Love

Hey guys! Are you looking to pop the big question to your lady? Check out these these unique and romantic proposals that she’ll love! 

Create a scavenger hunt

If your lady enjoys the outdoors, you could create a scavenger hunt. Suggest it as a fun date activity which will put her off the scent and keep it as a surprise. Create a route around your local area that involves clues placed at specific locations that mean a lot to you both. It could be where you first met or where you went on your first date, for instance. Make sure the clues are personal by including inside jokes and memories that will make her smile. This is a beautiful and enjoyable way to propose by taking her down memory lane beforehand.

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Propose on Vacation

Vacations give you the opportunity to escape from your everyday stresses and have some quality time together. Plus, it can provide the perfect backdrop to a proposal! No matter where you decide to go on vacation, there is bound to be some stunning scenery and enjoyable activities that you can utilize. A day on-board a luxury yacht, horseback riding, or exploring caves could all make unique settings for an engagement. The activities will provide you with a fantastic smokescreen and hide your real intentions perfectly.  Just remember to get the Verragio engagement ring insured before you go, for any just in case moments. 

Use your home

If the special lady in your life prefers staying in to going out, why not propose at home? This might seem like a boring option, but you can turn it into something fantastically romantic. Try filling your home with her favorite kind of flowers and cook her favorite meal. And instead of eating at a table, why not use throw pillows and blankets to make it more casual? Light plenty of candles and create a playlist of songs that remind you of special moments in your relationship. It’s a simple way to propose, but it will go a long way.

With these fabulous ideas, the special lady in your life won’t be able to turn you down. So get planning and shop for that incredible ring today.

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How to Achieve a Celebrity Smile

Want to achieve a celebrity smile? Check out these tips to make the most our of your smile. 

Take care of your teeth

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A beautiful smile isn’t all down to good dental hygiene, but that’s a big part of it. If you want a smile like a celebrity’s, you need to take good care of your teeth. This means brushing twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste, as well as mouth washing and flossing. It’s also a good idea to steer clear of food and drink that stains your teeth, as yellow teeth are a big no-no if you want a celebrity smile. You’d better say goodbye to coffee and red wine – the worst things for staining.

See your dentist every six months. As well as taking care of your teeth at home, it’s also important to get them checked by a dentist every six months. Unless you want your teeth to go black and fall out, it’s crucial that you see your dentist regularly. Dentists can spot early signs of decay and can advise you on the best ways to deal with it and prevent further damage.

Fix any problems

Whether you have an overbite, your teeth are wonky or have started to yellow, make time to fix the problem. The good news is that thanks to advancements in dentistry, cosmetic treatments are quick and painless.

If you’re not happy with how your teeth are aligned, visit a cosmetic dentist. Don’t panic about having a mouthful of metal because today, train tracks aren’t the only option for straightening teeth. Have you ever heard of invisible braces? They’re a type of brace that quickly straightens teeth, but unlike old fashioned braces are nearly invisible. If your wonky teeth are getting you down, braces are definitely your best option.

Are your teeth a little yellow? While DIY whitening treatments can be successful, the results are never as good as professional whitening. If you want a smile that a celebrity would be proud of, it’s best to invest in your teeth.

Perfect your makeup

 

lipstick shades

And last but not least, for a celebrity smile, it’s crucial that you perfect your makeup. Avoid any lipsticks with a yellow undertone, as they can make your teeth appear more yellow than they are. Instead, opt for lipsticks in berry shades – reds, burgundies and purples are best. As well as using lipstick, apply a lip liner around your lips and a coat of gloss on top. Highlighting your lips in this way will help to make them seem fuller, and so, will make your teeth appear whiter.

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Beauty and Makeup Tips to Enhance Your Features

Makeup is a fabulous too to enhance your already-beautiful features. Check out some tips to help you apply makeup to fully enhance your beautiful face.

 

Plump Your Lips

You can easily make your lips look bigger, and you don’t even need to over-line them with a dark lip liner. All you need to do is use a lighter lip color, then dab some gloss in the middle of your pout. You can also dust some highlighter in the middle of your lips too, as well as on the outline to make your lips stand out.

Open Up Your Eyes

Having wide eyes can be beautiful, and there are lots of different things you can do to achieve it a wide-eyed look. Start off by using an eyelash curler to make your lashes appear longer and thicker. A simple trick is to heat it with a hairdryer for a few seconds to make the curl last. Then, you can use a good mascara to enhance them further.

Highlight the Right Points

A good highlighter can really show off certain points of the face. It can also make you look more glam for a big night out! Dust your favorite highlighter over your cheekbones, nose, and chin. You can even dust over the chest to highlight below the neck.

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Shade in Carefully

If you’d like to add a little more dimension to the face, you can use a bronzer or a slightly darker foundation to shade in. Try a favorite contouring kit to help me achieve this look. Just make sure you blend in as much as possible for the most natural finish!  

Define Your Brows

Having defined brows can help to shape your face further as well. If your brows are unruly or even invisible without makeup, no worries! You can brush through with a brow gel if you just want a slight bit of color, or you can use a pencil to shade them in. Just make sure you mimic hair strokes for the most realistic finish. It isn’t about having the darkest or most prominent brows!

Always set Your Concealer With Powder

Using concealer under the eyes is a great way to hide dark circles and bags, but you should always set it with a good powder. This will make it last and keep your eyes looking bright. You can even use something called the ‘baking method’, which can leave you looking like you have flawless skin when you’re done.

 

I hope you love these beauty and makeup tips and they help you to enhance your features perfectly. Remember, it isn’t about fitting the most makeup on your face, so use sparingly to get the best results!

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Think it. Want it. Get it.

2015 seemed to be the year of overcoming obstacles. Not only for myself, but also for a few friends very close to me. We were faced with some trying situations throughout the year but with the support of one another, some fab advise from a favorite, and a lot of Faith in God, we made it through!

As 2016 came in like a wrecking ball (yes I just quoted Miley Cyrus), I am happy to report things are already looking up for all of us! Not even a full month into January and we’ve already begun checking things off our goal list for the year. New cars, lots of travel, and so much more to come.

One thing 2015 taught me, however, is that YOUR plan is not always the best plan. By all means, create a plan and stick to it; but if things are veering off course, just know it’s for a reason. Every situation I encountered last year, making me think it was the end of the world, only prepared me for future opportunities. In just a short time, I’ve become an even stronger, more focused individual.

Now not everyday is a cake walk, but with a little faith, you will have favor.

Think it

Set goals –
Make a list of things you want to accomplish. You can even get crafty and create a vision board.

Write down a prayer list-
Think of this as an extension of your goal list. Write down what you’re seeking in life and ask God for His help and guidance.

Don’t get discouraged-
There will always be obstacles in life, but remember it’s not for long. The downs are just preparing you for the ups.

Stay focused-
If you want something that badly, don’t stop until you get it. Sometimes that means switching up your routine, thought process, or even X-ing out any negativity in your life (this includes people, too).

Dream it.

So cheers to having a dream and seeing it through!

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Ratchet to Ready: Beauty Hack

Let’s face it. The beginning of a new year is always a struggle. We’re all physically and mentally hungover from holidays, parties, friend and family gatherings, and probably even worn out from wracking our brain trying to figure out how we’re going to make the new year better than the last. Not to mention, going back to work after a some time off is the hardest. So, I come to you with a life-changing beauty tip to make life a little easier!

When there’s no time to update your leftover Christmas or NYE mani because you’re too busy working on “new year, new you” goals, just cover it with glitter polish!

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Seriously. How cute does my coworker’s month-old shellac mani look with some added glitter polish? Thanks, Ashley for sharing this little beauty life hack.

Like Ashley, many of us are running around trying to get back in the swing of things with little to no time for fabulous. But problem solved. Cover your ratchet mani with some thick glitter polish, add a top coat, and you’re ready to go! The thick glitter works to mask nail growth and chips on polish.

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You’re welcome. Follow the fabulous Ashley (she’s cool cuz we’re middle name twins!) on Instagram.

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