Christmas Money Saving Fashion Tips

This festive season is all about spending, which leaves most of us very broke in January. With the Christmas parties and celebrations going on, we all tend to spend a little bit extra buying sparkly outfits and accessories for the many occasions we have lined up. I keep getting invites to events all over the country, so I can imagine many fashion bloggers are receiving many event invites as well.

It is very easy to get carried away with the party season and drain the bank account in the pursuit of looking stylish. The good news is you don’t have to. You can look stylish and not spend all the money you have.

 

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Here are some money-saving fashion tips you may find useful –

 

Will it be worn

Research has shown, we only wear 10% of our entire wardrobe. Is that true at your end? I won’t say it is true at mine but I do have my favourite pieces I wear regularly. So before I buy anything new, I ask myself if it would be worn and how often it would be worn. My answer determines if I buy it or not.

 

Have a budget

Having a clear figure of what I am prepared to spend on a shopping spree leaves no room for over spending. I always have a budget in my head, and I write it down if I have to. That way I can shop smartly and happily, knowing when to stop. Withdrawing the exact amount of money needed also works, leaving no room for me to go over my set budget.

 

Worth per wear

When it comes to buying high-end, I like to go high-end (or as high as my bank balance allows me) on footwear, bags, jackets and jewellery. And get reasonably priced pieces for the rest of my wardrobe because I look at worth per wear when deciding on how much to spend on an item.

 

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Sell

I sell many of my pricey preloved items on eBay and I make a small fortune on them. If you look around your wardrobe, I am sure you will find something worth listing, so have a dig around.

 

Look out for the sales

I am always on the lookout for bargains, so I do most of my shopping in the sales. I hardly buy anything full price these days.

 

I hope you find these Christmas money-saving fashion tips useful. Feel free to drop a tip or 2 in the comments section below.

Thanks for reading.

 

 

Bizarre Beauty Treatments

There are so many beauty treatments around today and many of them are just plain crazy. I guess there are so many bizarre beauty treatments coming up because we women are going crazier by the day. Many of us are willingly to try anything to look good or that promises some beauty benefits, and that is the reason why these bizarre beauty treatments keep coming up.

 

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I did some research and came across some of the most bizarre beauty treatments I have ever heard of. Here they are:

 

Anal Bleaching

Yes you read that right. I was quite shocked to discover such a beauty treatment existed. Why would anyone want to bleach that part of the body? No one sees it so why would anyone want it bleached? Well there are people who want theirs bleached. There is even an Anal Bleaching Guide on how to go about the treatment, what creams to use and how they work, and why it has become so popular in 2016.

So if you ever thought of having that part of your body bleached, it is possible but weird!

 

Bird’s Poo Facial

This is even more crazy! This facial uses purified bird’s poo in a powdered form that is mixed with rice bran to neutralize odours. This bird’s poo procedure works by breaking down dead cells and cleansing the skin.  It is known for leaving the skin cleaner, brighter and more radiant.

 

A Red Wine Bath

This is another dead weird beauty treatment. For this treatment, you get soaked in a tub of red wine to ferment your body. It is popular for reversing sun damage and firming the skin.

 

These are just a few of the crazy beauty treatments around today. I think the treatments will continue to become more crazy as our thirst for beauty perfection continues.

What do you think? Have you heard of these beauty treatments before? Which is the craziest of the 3? Do sound off in the comments section below, let’s chat.

Thank you for reading. Have a fabulous day!

 

*This is a collaborative post.

 

 

 

Lara Mullen Covers Marie Claire UK November 2016

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Lara Mullen Covers Marie Claire UK November 2016, and I find this cover quite different. I don’t like it at all!

There is nothing about this cover I like at all.  It looks so blah – plain and boring, nothing like the usual Marie Claire magazine covers, and I wonder what has gone wrong. Although Marie Claire has been slacking in the magazine covers bit lately; the previous cover with Britney Spears was pretty but her pose was a little too serious. And I think this is also an issue with this cover here; Lara Mullen looks a little too serious.

I didn’t know who Lara Mullen was, not until after I did some research. So for those who don’t know, Lara Mullen is a British model and she recently just had a haircut, everyone online seems to be going on and on about that on the web.

So looking on the bright side, boring cover aside, the issue looks quite interesting. I am loving the features on the cover, especially the “What to wear now” feature. There is also an interview with the  Fifty Shades‘ star – Jamie Dornan, which looks like a fab read. Here is a quote from the interview:

‘The idea of being single makes me instantly sweat’ Jamie Dornan told us, sounding very much relieved to be off the market. In his November issue interview with Marie Claire, Dornan also discussed his aversion to gyms, why he loves playing Paul Spector in The Fall and why filming the second and third Fifty Shades movies was easier than the first”.

 

There are also tips on how to fight winter colds which is currently going the runs:

Did you know taking vitamin C pills doesn’t really help prevent a cold? Or that the number of colds you suffer from is partly down to genetics? Or that being miserable can actually make you more susceptible to the sniffles? With the most up-to-the-minute research – and advice on remedies that really work – we bring you a comprehensive guide to the most common ailment there is.

 

This issue sounds quite interesting to be honest. I would read it if I come across it or may pick it up if I have the time to pop down to the shops before it leaves the newsstands.

What do you think of this cover? Are you a fan? Sound off in the comment section below, lets chat.

Thanks for reading and have a fab weekend.