Fashion

#heatwaveUK

We are in the middle of a glorious heatwave! If you know Wiley, you’d also know that he’d be very impressed… However, I wish I could say the same for some of you (who aren’t). Having said that, I can see why, because England doesn’t get much (if any) sunshine. Also, it doesn’t help that the heat we’re accustomed to is sticky, humid and muggy.

So, this post is targeted at those of you who are not fans of this weather and are looking for ways to keep cool. Below, you will find lists of things to do, wear and eat which’ll help to some extent.

Disclaimer: I cannot say that the majority of these tips aren’t common-sense related. Then again, at least I have some…

  1. Invest in a fan or air conditioner and switch it on (that’d be a start, wouldn’t it?)…
  2. Stay hydrated by drinking water or plenty of cold beverages.
  3. Purchase some cooling spray and apply it whenever or wherever you are, I choose MagiCool. Alternatively, a spray toner from LUSH works just as well.
  4. Stay in shady areas when in parks (under the tree is best).
  5. Spend your entire Summer in Waitrose or Iceland as the big branches have AirCon inside. 😉 If that’s not your thing, stick to hanging out inside the freezers of the frozen food aisles… 😆
  6. Go on holiday to the North Pole. (Bit farfetched but then again, YOLO!)
  7. Close your blinds/curtains to avoid the heat of the sun from warming up your room.
  8. Open a window or a door… LOL, top tip, that!
  9. Make Jell-O and freeze them, followed by an ‘eat them’ session.
  10. Consume plenty of ice cream/ice lollies.
  11. Refrigerate everything – your veg, your chocolates, your fruits.
  12. Eat salads, sandwiches or sushi and avoid hot food. You could even try Gazpacho for starters and yogurts and trifles for dessert.

Things to wear in Summer:

  1. Tops and shorts (obvs) or soft cotton tops etc. Wearing loose fitted clothes stops them from sticking to your body when you’re out & about.
  2. Avoid wearing black (even though it is the best colour of clothing) because it attracts the sun.
  3. Sunscreen. Vital. Don’t leave your abode without it… Apply, apply, apply – keeping applying and reapplying.
  4. Sunglasses to protect your eye sockets and balls (slightly graphic and anatomical with my choice of terminology but there you go).
  5. Umbrellas. Believe it or not, umbrellas were used to shelter people from the sun before they were used to shield us from the rain…
  6. BB creams and soft moisturises instead of thick ones and full makeup. It’s inevitable that we will sweat – so nobody wants blocked pores and melting makeup. Stay moisturised or risk skin chapping/chafing and whatnot…

Miscellaneous things:

  1. Shower. I mean, it doesn’t take much does it? Water + your body + some shower gel = hygiene and keeping the people around you happy (and their nasal passages & sense of smell in tact). Lovely.
  2. Don’t complain. I don’t know if you know this but we do not have the luxury of round the clock and all year round sunshine.,, Yes, it’s hot but it won’t last so – don’t complain. Relish in it and embrace it!
  3. Go out to outdoor pools, the beach, BBQs… Honestly, life is too short. Do fun stuff, go out to funfairs, theme parks, town shows, festivals etc.
  4. Take regular breaks at work (when possible) to enjoy the sunshine.
  5. It doesn’t matter how, but just – get some of that Vitamin D. The right amount of it and when done safely (using sun protection), it can prove very beneficial for your mood, your skin, your hair and overall health and wellbeing.

Have I missed anything? I’m sure I have, so get in touch via the solar panelled comments section on my page and we’ll make some photosynthesis worthy communication.

If you thought that the sheepskin slipper was only for the elderly, then, think again, because these pair of shoes are trending and come on a number of styles today, especially for women.  With the range of options available, it can be a daunting task, which requires a lot of time and patience to buy it. Women’s sheepskin slippers, which are made of high quality material, price more than the normal slippers, and you must check the size, shape and weight of the slipper before you buy them.

Sheepskin Slippers

Women’s Sheepskin Slippers

About Sheepskin leather:

Full Sheepskin footwear is the best buy for any buyer.  The reason is because its offers the wearer warmth, comfort, and durability. Furthermore, the sheepskin used is often nice and thick, that is why it is most recommended for people who are looking for relaxing their feet in winters.

  • Sheepskin slippers are classic footwear that never go out of style. The fine quality of sheepskin, even for women’s sheepskin slippers, makes the footwear feels wonderful on the feet. Unlike other fashionable footwear, women’s sheepskin slippers do not take time to break into it and your feet does not have to wait to get used to the material. Thus you will never have any sores and cuts on the feet in the first place. The natural sheepskin material is cool and soothing on the feet, enabling you to work for long hours without feeling tired.
  • Sheepskin slippers are fashionable even with the traditional touch in them. Other than their stylish look, they are hygienic as well due to their antibacterial nature, hence, preventing infections from forming on our skin. Sheepskin slippers keep the feet healthy. They can use it all day long without any rashes forming on the feet. This footwear is also ideal for you to wear when your feet have blisters and cuts as it is soft and soothing to the skin enabling it to heal comfortably.

 

Women's sheepskin slippers

Women’s Sheepskin Slippers

  • Sheepskin slippers, for women and men can be worn in all types of weather conditions, making them a preferable choice for those who hate to frequently change their footwear according to the weather. The airflow into the shoes through the pores keeps the feet cool in the summer. This also prevents the feet from sweating, thus also obstructing infections from forming on the feet. During winter, these shoes insulate the feet from cold air and the monsoons do not affect the material, as it is able to absorb sweat and moisture.
  • Since the women’s sheepskin slippers are available in many varieties and colors, you can actually choose these for formal as well as for informal occasions. They are available in black, brown, light beige and many other colors, which make it easier for many women to wear them even for corporate meetings. The surfaces of the slippers can be knitted or else, they can also be plain.

It is a proven fact that wearing footwear made from natural materials is always good for the feet’s skin as opposed to footwear made from fabricated materials like polyurethane. This is especially true in the case of women. Sheepskin women’s slippers give a very soothing touch to the skin, unlike leather shoes, which most people opt for. The cost of sheepskin slippers vary according to the quality of the material, and women can choose these slippers for wearing in many occasions.

Sheepskin is a material that is better than leather. Additionally, it is available in the most attractive shades and models and a size that fits your feet is easily available. So, why wait? Order them now from a sheepskin slippers store, and enjoy wearing this trendy and comfortable footwear right away.

I am Melissa Hamler, an experienced and professional blogger. I love to write blog on various topics, like: catering, food, home improvement, business, health etc. You can follow me on Facebook or  Twitter for more updates.

Summer in the City

When it comes to experimenting, dressing up, there is absolutely no better playground than summer. The season is like a blank warm canvas waiting for you to fill it with as many colors, styles and prints as you can. In order to lend a helping hand in making you the chicest, hot(test) child in the city, we come with five amazing style tips, so snag them and rock them all summer long.

Casual chic

White shirts have gotten a seriously fun makeover, and the once staple item of the corporate world is now here to conquer the street style scene. Unbutton it a bit, show off the collarbone and add a subtle gold necklace or a chic silk neck scarf for that touch of flair. Don’t settle for jeans, (although they make a killer combo with a white shirt too). Summer calls for color, so and if red is yours, embrace it with a pair of red culottes. These pants look great on everyone; they have that casual chic quality to them, and the just above the ankle length makes the legs look even longer, especially when accompanied with a pair of simple strappy sandals. A touch of nude can be found in a solid tote, and you are ready for any and every time of day and occasion.

Girl of summer

Summer in the City

Stripes have definitely stood the test of time and this season they come not only to play, but to win the breezy, beachy summer game. Bare the legs, but also the shoulders, and make it even more fun with some ruffles. Flat sandals are definitely your best choice, whether you are sipping a cappuccino on a gorgeous terrace, or going for a lunch date. Throw in a crossbody bag instead of a clutch (equally elegant, but frees the hands) and with a cute hat to top things off, you will be oozing the ultimate girl of summer vibe.

A touch of drama

You put on a simple grey shirt and a pair of your most flattering jeans. It’s good enough, but there is something missing to elevate the outfit. That something is a long, bold and vibrant kaftan. This garment has enormous, almost magical powers of turning a fine but kind of bland outfit into something powerful and dramatic. Its best feature is that it’s so conspicuous and chic that you can wear the simplest, most casual outfit there is, like a white tee and cut-off denim shorts, and you will still manage to turn heads when you walk by. Nude, block-heel sandals in a neutral color, with a solid tote to match, and you are good to go, all effortlessly flamboyant and all.

Classic with a twist

Summer in the City

We are all well-aware by now that jumpsuits are absolute fashion chameleons. They can be playful, super chic and elegant, but always providing you with a look of timeless class. If you thought that black is not a summer color, think again, because a black jumpsuit is the perfect choice for evening cocktails and outdoor parties. It is simplicity at its finest, however, for a bit of twist, why not master the art of headscarves? They keep the hair away from the face, accentuate your facial features, and give the look that perfect, trendy retro vibe.

One garment to rule them all

There is no clothing item more powerful and more feminine than a dress, and even more so if it’s a backless, full-skirt maxi dress. While florals may not be exactly groundbreaking, they have the power to take one’s breath away. For that reason, this is the type of dress that you should wear to impress and knock someone off their feet, make their heart skip a bit (accidental rhyme). The best part, it doesn’t only look stunning, but it gives you a lot of movement, makes you feel sexy and comfortable in your own skin, which makes it the perfect garment for a romantic summer night. Not that anything could turn the focus from a maxi dress, but just to be on the safe side flat sandals and a small clutch in nude are the way to go.

Peter is a beauty and fashion editor at Bonafide Supernova and High Style Life magazine, living between UK and Australia. Follow Peter on Twitter for more tips.

Louboutin Makeup Application

I think I’ve just discovered my achilles heel of pet hates…

In keeping with the ridiculous, most unhygienic and unsafe beauty hacks/inventions/ideas theme of tonight’s posts, I’d like to remind you of or introduce you to the PLEB who applies her foundation using a Louboutin. I can’t. I just, fully, cannot!

Where you’d ever look at your shoe and decide it’d work amazingly well as a prop to apply your foundation with (ON YOUR FACE), I just don’t know! Yes, she wrapped the bottom in cling film but come on… Bacteria is bacteria; and this is gross.

There’s no denying that ‘SadiaSlayy‘ looks stunning and/or like she has more than one braincell. So, I don’t understand what went wrong here. I really don’t.

Again, yes – her results are ‘floorless‘ but that’s only because those shoes weren’t being used for their SOLE purpose at the time – meaning they’re too far away from the floor…

Sadia, babe, invest in a beauty blender/brush. It’s cheaper, cleaner and gets the same results.

If you’re spending thousands of pounds/dollars on heels to apply your foundation with, you need nothing more than an intervention together with some life coaching.

Want to see how she does it? Watch Sadia apply her makeup with the heel below:

I can’t even believe I’m writing this, but have you ever used your shoes to apply foundation or any other product anywhere on your person? Get in touch. Write to me in the commentation sectionation. I’ll respond and reply to all, because I want to and I can…

Peace, love, light (and shoeless makeup applications)! 👠

Miamii

Xo

IKEA

Does anyone know if IKEA or fashion brands know that we’re now in May? Why are they acting like it’s April Fool’s Day and as though it’s been dragging on for over a month now?!

‘Yeezy’ has apparently released IKEA trainers. WHAT THE ‘FLIBBERTIGIBBET’ IS GOING ON?!

I heard of that Balenciaga bag selling for $2,000+ even though it looked identical to IKEA’s who are selling their ‘Frakas’ (the bag) at $0.90). Now, even Kanye West is cashing in. WHAT?

Then again, we can’t be too surprised – his style is something else entirely. There’s little love lost though ’cause he made a name for himself through making music not clothes.

I’m all for IKEA, I have nothing against the store or their colour scheme (blue is my favourite colour, and yellow is one of), quality of products or bags but I think creating garments out of them is a tad weird, isn’t it? Look, just look at the face mask in the picture above and tell me that’s normal.

Yes, I know Moschino have phone cases in the shape of McDonald’s fries but that’s creative… That’s just making us look less addicted to technology and more like we’re potato addicts. I love potato. Potato is life, especially McDonald\s fries potatoes. YUM. But IKEA branded clothing? The world has lost it. Thing is, the trainers would look so much better if they didn’t have a furniture/homewear store’s logo on them.

This is why I have no interest in commercial/mainstream fashion.

Giving credit where it’s due, IKEA are bossing their marketing campaign strategy. Legends.