Friday, 1 May 2015

Stepping Into Spring | Designer's at Avenue 32

Spring has well and truly sprung here in the UK. The weather has become significantly warmer, the birds are chirping and the nights are staying lighter for longer! It's always lovely to see these changes, and also the changes in fashion as we pack away our knitted jumpers and woolly socks to make way for the pretty dresses and sandals during the warmer months! This brings me onto todays post featuring some designer items from Avenue 32 - who are an online fashion retailer selling well established designer names, along with brand new designers and emerging talents too, so you're bound to find something that's hot off the press in the fashion world! They have some really beautiful jewellery from Maria Black - its like a rose gold heaven! As well as some stylish workwear by Antonio Berardi, pretty pastel skirts and dresses by Alice McCall!

I thought it would be nice to feature a few of my favourite items from their website in a spring fashion inspiration wishlist...

Are you ready for spring/summer 2015?? What is your favrourite trend so far??

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

A New Solution To Defeat Hair Loss

It’s easy to spend a fortune on a set of extensions or a wig to cure those hair loss woes, but with more technically advanced treatments such as the Enhance System – a non-surgical treatment by Hair Solved - you can achieve a more realistic and longer-lasting result without having to break the bank.

Enhancer System

Hair Solved developed The Enhance System so that customers could achieve a natural head of hair that would not only be easy to maintain but would protect the remaining head hair. The Enhance System is made up of a high durability scalp mesh, which allows small strands of hair to be carefully threaded through to replicate the natural flow of real hair. Specialist tools are used to secure the mesh with the avoidance of techniques like heat and glue, as this can worsen already damaged hair.

What are the benefits of non-surgical treatments?

-          Non-surgical treatments don’t remove any existing hair. Rather than interfere with your hair, it works alongside it to protect it and aid regrowth.
-          Some surgical procedures may not be successful, which often results in further surgery. Non-surgical treatments, like The Enhancer System, provide effective results that if maintained, can last between 18 months to 3 years. 
-          You will receive advice as to what colour and texture would best suit you but your replacement hair can be customised any way you desire. There are several options to choose from and fully trained staff on hand so you aren’t limited with what you can have.
-          It’s cheaper and less intimidating than having surgery and you don’t have to go through the scary notion of having to prepare yourself for going under anaesthetic. 
-          The results are instant so you leave the studio the very same day with a beautiful head of hair that has been cut and styled to your desire.
-          You won’t have to feel insecure or concerned about people noticing that your hair isn’t real. With the treatment being the most effective and natural-looking hair you can get, you won’t feel worried about standing out to others.
-          It’s easy to maintain and when you need the mesh replacing, you return to the studio and the staff does it for you. Unlike wigs and toupees, you won’t have to worry about it smelling bad or the costly upkeep it entails.
-          Unlike surgery there are no side effects to non-surgical treatments because there’s no medication involved. You know you will receive guaranteed results and can carry on with a normal life.

It is essential to consider your options - no matter what your hair loss story may be - when it comes to finding the right result for you. It’s easy to go for a quick fix to cure your insecurity and to hide your problem, but it’s really important to explore the different choices before committing to anything.
Hair Solved have a great outlook and philosophy on why non-surgical treatments and the Enhancer System gives the most natural and accurate results to ensure maximum customer service and satisfaction.
Check out Hair Solved’s FAQ for more information on the treatment and with an up to 50% cheaper price rate than other leading consultancies, you’re sure to leave the studio feeling completely happy with the result.

Friday, 17 April 2015

Taking care of your prom dress after the party


Image by: Anhtai Tran

Are you worried about how to look after your prom dress once you get home? Worried about wrinkling your dream gown? Maybe you’ve spilt something on the dress during the after party and need to get the stain out. 


Here are some great tips that will help you look after your 2015 prom dresses. Always remember to follow the usual rules for stain removal.

Dry Cleaning First

We all know that dry cleaning can extend the life of a garment. By correctly cleaning and handling 2015 prom dresses, you can reap these rewards:


• Minimize color fading
• Keep your dress looking fresher for longer
• The fabric life can be extended which means your precious purchase will last longer.


If you should be unfortunate enough to get a stain on the gown, deal with it as soon as you can. The longer you leave it, the more time the stain dry and soak in, it becomes a lot harder to get rid of. Identify the cause of the stain so that you can deal with how to remove it. Then take the dress straight to the dry cleaner.

Dealing with Wrinkles

It’s a great idea to have 2015 prom dresses steamed or pressed. A cool iron also does the trick – use a piece of white cloth on top of the dress to protect it, though.


To keep the prom dress from getting wrinkled in the car on the way to the prom, push as much of the fabric as you can to one side so that you sit on as little of it as possible.


Once you get home, give the dress plenty of space to breathe. Make sure nothing touches the dress that will make it turn colors or wrinkle.

The Basics of Stain Removal

• Treat stains as soon as you possibly can
• Always test the treatment method first on a hidden area of the gown before you treat the actual stain
• Make sure you rub the stain from the back of the dress fabric
• Be sure to read and follow the manufacturer’s care instructions
• Don’t iron or dry a stained dress until the stain has been removed
• Avoid rubbing the stain, rather scrape or blot it
• To blot stains, use a clean white towel
• Great all-purpose stain removals include baking soda, club soda, salt, and lemon juice

Make Up Stains

If your 2015 prom dresses get lipstick, eye shadow or mascara stains, dampen the stain using warm water and rub with a detergent that has color safe bleach. You can rub the detergent right on the stain until there is no more outline. Wash the dress is the hottest water it is allowed.


For stains like foundation, lip and eye liners and concealer, dampen the stain with warm water and rub gently with liquid laundry detergent. Next, rinse the area and wash the dress in the warmest water it can take.

Nail Polish Stains

These can be almost impossible to get out, depending on the fabric. Try nail polish remover by placing the dress face down on paper towels and blot the back of the mark. 

Ink Stains

For these unfortunate marks, try pen eraser or soak the stain in rubbing alcohol.

Grass Stains

If your 2015 prom dresses suffer grass stains, try wiping with alcohol and applying a mild chlorine bleach.

Coffee and Tea Stains

As soon as you spill coffee or tea on the dress, run the stain under cold water. You can also pre-treat the stain using fabric prewash before washing.

Oil or Grease

For these marks, use a liquid pre-treatment and then wash the dress in warm water. If the stain is still there, lie it face down on paper towels and then rub with a dry cleaning solvent.

Mud Stains

Leave mud to dry before scraping off as much as you can. Then soak the stain for about 15 minutes using a detergent and water. 

Sweat Stains

Simply rub a moistened bar of soap right on the affected area. You can then apply liquid detergent and wash.


Finally, to treat blood stains, use a paste of corn starch, talcum powder or cornmeal and water. Leave to dry and then brush it off.