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Beauty Muse – Laila Ali

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I love Laila Ali. I think she is the definition of a strong black woman; a real version of Superwoman, and I admire everything about her. I like the fact that she is not your regular girl next door beauty. She almost doesn’t come across a  beauty muse at first glance, but on closer look, Laila Ali is a true beauty, and 1 woman I won’t want to mess around with.

I snooped around to discover some of the 38-year-old beauty secrets , and was pleased to see Aquaphor as her go to beauty brand –

It’s really important to have a good moisturizer and a face cleanser. I try to use products that are as natural as possible without a lot of chemicals in them. One of the reasons why I started working with Aquaphor is because I was already a fan of the products. They are good for so many uses and it was a natural fit for me. I like to use Aquaphor for things that some people wouldn’t even think of. In the evenings after I get out of the shower, I will put it under my eyes because it’s so hydrating. I use my Aquaphor moisturizer on everything from my cuticles to my feet and it always works best when you just get out of the shower and it can really penetrate into your skin. It’s a very natural product and that’s another thing that I love about it. Aquaphor is definitely a must-have for me and for the kids.

 

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I agree with Aquaphor being the holy grail of beauty. I have used the healing ointment for years, along with my kids, and it is one of the best moisturisers out there. It is great for dry skin conditions, and it leaves the skin looking and feeling moisturised, soft and smooth. I will be reviewing an Aquaphor product soon, so keep your eyes peeled.

 

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What do you think of Laila Ali as a beauty muse?

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What to do if I win the lottery

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Have you ever thought of what you would do if you won the lottery? I know I have. I won’t describe myself as a gambler, but sometimes I like to think of what to would feel like to win the EuroMillions for example. I bet I would feel like I am sitting on top of the world. I had the opportunity to play the Lottoland lottery for the first time, a few hours ago, and I am currently keeping my fingers and toes crosses, hoping I win. And if I do win, I have it all planned out or I think I do.

There are many stories in the press of people who won millions and lost everything within months. If I ever win the lottery, I won’t want that to happen to me because it is easily done. Many people who win the lottery never thought they would, so they never really had a plan of wht to do with the money, and how to spend it. And when you don’t have a plan, you plan to fail.

 

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Here are the first 6 steps i would take if I do win the £39 million:

 

I won’t go public

I definitely won’t go public. I don’t get why people do. You will just have everyone and their nan, lining up to have a share of your win, which will defeat the purpose of winning to sort out your life and those of your loved ones. I won’t tell a soul if I win the lottery, except close family members and friends. Some things are better left private, and this is one of them.

 

I will make a gradual transition

So I won’t shut down the blog and go blow the millions, lol. Everything in my life would remain as normal. I will keep working, and then I would transition to a millionire gradually, once my investments start to pay off.

 

I will go on a proper holiday

I will take my entire family on a proper holiday to an exotic location like Bahamas. I would probably fly us all first class, and stay in a heavenly resort or hotel.

 

I will get professional advice

I will get professional advice. I will definitely want to invest a good portion of the lottery win, and make the money work hard for me. So getting professional advice is the smartest move.

 

I will clear every debt

So mortgage and credit cards will be fully paid.

 

I will have a budget

Once the professional advice is out of the way, I will want to save a good portion of win, put some money away for the kids, invest a good chunk of it, and have some spending money for day-to-day life.

 

These are some of the first steps I would take if I do win the EuroMillions. I guess I will just have to wait and see if I ever do win.

 

What will be the first thing you would do if you win the lottery? Sound off in the comment section please.

Thanks for reading and have a great day.

 

*This is a collaborative post.

 

 

 

Fashion Wishlist May 2016

May is a new month, and that means I have new pieces and accessories, I am currently lusting after. The beauty about being a fashion blogger, is that I can spend time browsing various online shops, and pretend it is work related, lol..

This month’s fashion wish list is all about summer, holidays, bags, shoes, jewellery and sunglasses. Check them out below:

 

Vivienne Westwood Turner Crossbody Bag

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I adore Vivienne Westwood Bags in general, but I am yet to own any, so maybe 2016 would be the year of having a Vivienne Westwood in my wardrobe. I love this Turner Crossbody Bag, it is so beautiful. It would be a great bag to take on holiday, because I would have my hands free. I love the fact that it is gold, it would be super easy to style this up with a lovely dress or down with a pair of jeans and t-shirt. I will be watching this beauty very closely.

 

Aquazzura Pompom Embellished Raffia Sandals

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This bold red elegant t-strap sandals is a stunner, perfect for the new season, and great to take on holiday. I am in the summer/holiday mood, and I find this beauty so tempting. It will look great with a pair of leggings or skinny jeans. I have a similar/budget-friendly option I got from Next, some weeks ago. That will be appearing on the blog soon, so keep reading.

 

Christian Louboutin Amal 100 Ostrich & Leather Sandals

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This Christian Louboutin Amal 100 Ostrich & Leather Sandals is one of the new additions in the spring/summer collection. I adore the chic, cage-like silhouette. It would divine paired with a mini dress or skirt. I can picture the entire outfit in my head already. The only thing putting off this beauty is the very heavy price tag of almost a £1000.

 

Gucci Linea A Hobo Embossed Leather Shoulder Bag

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Having a Gucci bag is the ultimate fashion accessory to have for most women. However, the heavy price tag makes it almost impossible for many, including myself, but it shouldn’t stop us from dreaming right? I love this particular Gucci shoulder bag. The finishing, the embossed distinctive logo, hand-stitched top handle and a detachable shoulder strap, makes it so mouth-watering.

 

Linda Farrow Classic Sunglasses
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I am always on the hunt for a good pair of sunglasses, and this beauty is currently on my radar. I love the classic summer style. I will be watching this one.

 

What do you think of my fashion wish list? Which is your favourite item?

 

*This is a collaborative post.