Saturday, 24 June 2017

NO make up, still pretty!


Hey beauties,

So believe it or not but this is a bit of a tough post for me, I've always had an ongoing battle with my skin and when I mean skin I don't mean my complexion but I literally mean my face!!!
It's either I've got too many spots, dark circles around my eyes, or the pigmentation just seems off!

My sister who is one of my beauty inspirations, would often try and lace me with make up when I was younger like a practice doll and I would often respond to her "I don't need make up, my beauty is genetic not cosmetic", which I only half believed. 

As I became more and more in touch with my feminine side (I was a massive tomboy growing up), I did start to compare myself with other girls, looking at their perfectly flawless skin and secretly envying them. 

As the years went on, I discovered make up and actually how make up can, not just make you look "pretty" but can be a massive mask hiding insecurities, pain and hurt. People would often comment on how "pretty" I am, which I also hated, or felt really uncomfortable about, why? Because although I may of looked pretty on the outside I surly did NOT feel it on the inside. 

It's taken almost 10 years for me to change the way I have thought about myself and some real self healing. Can I say I am all the way there, NOP! But I am definitely on the more positive side of re-programming myself to allow me to understand and believe that I am PRETTY, with NO make up on, not even the eyebrows.  

So here's a few pics of me embracing myself with NO make up on, and I have to say it was quite liberating to do!!

#nomakeup #stillpretty


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Thursday, 15 June 2017

Fashion! - Summer, where are you?


Hey beauties...

I know it's been a little while apologies, it has been an eventful few months to say the least. Building a bit more content for you all, as I don't want this to be a purely fashion blog, but want to give you some of that real, if you know what I mean.

But in the mean time. . . 

When living in London you legit don't know what the weather will be like on the same day let alone a couple days time. Just the other day I was out in a tee, jeans and sliders in the evening, now I've dragged out my long coats and almost my Uggs, but hopefully it won't get to that - eek!!

When it's supposed to be summer, but the sun is no where to be seen, throw on the layers and ripped jeans.


Coat: Old from ZARA | Faux Collar: ZARA | Bardot top: ASOS
Jeans: Topshop | Shoes: Old from Topshop
Choker: ASOS | Watch: Michael Kors | Tights: Primark 
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Monday, 1 May 2017

FASHION! - Casual Fridays




Hey all my lovely readers!

So I am clearly feeling this spring vibes, bringing out the colour with this beautiful yellow cropped faux leather jacket, which yes I got last year from Zara but it is a personal fave even though the whole world and their cousin has it, but how can you not love a statement piece like this, paired with my super bright hair which I'm still in love with!

A super sexy causal look, for the daytime or a fun night out!
Outfit details linked below. . . x
Leather jacket: Zara (old)| T-shirt: Zara | Jeans: Topshop 
Trainers: Balenciaga runners | Neckless: Topshop

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Friday, 31 March 2017

Fashion - His & Hers


Hey my loves, 

Spring is finally here!!!! YAY!!!!

That means no more extra layers, brighter evening and ditching the scarves, hats and gloves and hello to the single layers and leather jackets (oh how I have missed the sunshine!)

I've really been feeling the causal vibes of recent and have ditched my heels for some comfy trainers (lets see how long that will last). I absolutely fell in love with the adidas Tubular Shadows in light brown/grey (cream colour) and I have to admit they are extremely comfortable!!! I've always been a Nike girl but adidas have brought out a few cute shoes this and last season which I am itching to get my hands on. Obviously the hubs had to get a pair which he did in the beautiful bronze brown colour.

 Check out the pics below. 
p.s this is not and ad. x


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Saturday, 18 February 2017

Young & Married - Marriage isn't a Destination


Hey lovelies!

So..... Quick disclaimer, this topic has been on my heart for quite some time now and to be honest I was procrastination about putting it out. A it can be a touchy subject and I didn't want to cause any offence and to be honest I've only been married for 18 months now so many will feel that I really do not even qualify to share such a message but you know what it's been on my heart for so long I just have to!

Marriage is NOT a destination!!!! 

I repeat Marriage is NOT A DESTINATION! It's a journey, that (hopefully should) never end till one of you is six foot under (sorry to be so blunt). 

But marriage is a journey! Along that journey you may have wide roads, narrow paths, dead ends and  steep hills but you know what, YOU can make it through! 

I've watched some shows and sometimes hear people saying, "Yeah once I get married, that's it I'll be ok", "Once I'm married I'll be happy, that's my dream", "I just want to be married". But you know what being married is not just a check box to say you've done it, to mark it off your bucket list and move on to the next accomplishment.


Everyone can GET married, but not so many can STAY married. 
Which is such a shame, in this day in age many people want things fast, now, instant. But the problems that you may face in your marriage cannot always be solved so quickly. Sometimes wounds are cut so deep they can take months, even years to heal. Does that mean if your partner is not able to 'get over it' when you want and as quickly as you want that you give up? 

NO! 

Just means you need to show more LOVE, COMPASSION and TIME to your spouse. 
Sometimes that may look like taking time out of your busy schedule to seek wise council from a trusted pastor or marriage councillor or taking time out of your busy schedule PERIOD to spend QUALITY time with your spouse to reignite the love you once had. Running from conflict will never make it better, it just creates distance, negative thinking and sometimes bitterness. But tackling the situation face on with UNDERSTANDING and RESPECT will likely get a positive response. 

However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband. 
Ephesians 5:33 (NIV)

Marriage is a sacred gift from God, which many people forget these days and don't actually respect, it is a union between a man and a woman that needs to honoured and not just seen as some piece of paper, a legal document for if one passes away provides you with some financial stability, or for all members of the family to have the same last name. 

Marriage whether between a christian couple or not will go through some difficult times, I've often heard of couples who have cohabited for years and then one day decided to get married and have realised that from the day they said, "I Do" has been harder than when they were just living together.
Why? 
Because God LOVES marriage and anything God loves you know who is not going to be pleased about it. . . 

Conflict is inevitable in any relationship, there will be hard times but it is how you conduct yourself when the conflict arises is where the issue can lay.


In the same way, you husbands must give honour to your wives. Treat your wife with understanding as you live together. She may be weaker than you are, but she is your equal partner in God’s gift of new life. Treat her as you should so your prayers will not be hindered.                                                                                                                               1 Peter 3:7 (NLT)

XO.
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