Thursday, 26 February 2015

2015's Most Stylish Sleepwear

With the world famous fashion shows grabbing the headlines in New York and London, it's always interesting to see what new styles the leading designers are going to dazzle us with.

However, one area that frequently seems to be omitted from the catwalks is sleepwear. Maybe it's meant to be a private choice, or maybe it's not quite as glamorous as that full-length gown. But seeing as we spend around one third of our lives in bed, I thought it's about time that I checked out the most fashionable sleepwear out there for 2015.

One of the most surprising style headlines of recent times was the incredible resurgence of the humble pyjama shirt.

The pyjamas were introduced to England in the 17th century as a form of loungewear and have repeatedly fallen in and out of fashion. But 2015 could be the year of the pyjama as Debenhams reportedly saw a 34% surge in sleepwear, with pyjamas making a subtle transition into daywear thanks to style icons like Cara Delevingne rocking the pyjama look

Recent pyjama trends include colourful floral prints on silky or cotton fabrics that work especially well when worn with a tailored jacket to add a touch of definition to your look.

And with summer swiftly approaching, it's a great and relaxed look for gracefully reclining on those long and sleepy summer afternoons!

Another on-trend sleepwear design that is making resurgence is the night-gown. This offers a much more glamorous look than the ratty T-shirt or horrendous onesie!

Top designer Vera Wang recently launched a sleepwear range with a gloriously soft cotton nightgown. The gown features a beautiful floral design in rich turquoises and purples that will offer a fantastic bit of garden party glamour to your boudoir!

Sleepwear is increasingly becoming important as our bedrooms shift from being places of sleep to areas of the house where we perform a variety of activities. That’s why it’s worth making sure that not only your sleepwear is comfortable and functional, but that your bed is up to standard, so why not treat yourself to an upgrade with a luxurious bed with fitted headboard!

The pyjama-short set
This is a very stylish and chic look that is also light enough to stop you overheating in bed. There are many matching outfits in this style and it's great to see many designers such as Honey Dew offering colour-coordinated styles that are cute, compact and highly functional!

The chemise
Although this is somewhat more glamorous than the some of the other items on the list, the chemise is a very sensual and lightweight style of sleepwear.

Calvin Klein recently introduced a typically minimalist chemise in black satin with a sharp V-neck that manages to be soft, flattering and highly stylish!

Faith In Nature Aloe Vera Shampoo + Conditioner Review

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Let me introduce to you my latest combination of haircare products. Which come in the form of this shampoo and conditioner from Faith In Nature - who have been manufacturing and selling their products for over forty years(read their story here)! Faith In Nature pride themselves on being eco-friendly and cruelty free! All their products are made from naturally sourced ingredients - which is what they believe makes them work so beautifully! They are also free from parabens, SLS, synthetic colours/fragrances, artificial preservatives and other kinds of potentially harmful substances. Most of their products are suitable for Vegans, and all are Vegetarian friendly!

As I mentioned in my last hair related post I've been trying to take much better care of my hair just lately, and I'd also just run out of my previous shampoo, so these products couldn't have arrived at a better time! I was invited to choose something from the Hair Care section of the website, and after browsing through all the intriguing products, I finally decided on the Aloe Vera range:

Faith In Nature Aloe Vera Shampoo - particularly useful if you have a sore or itchy scalp because Aloe Vera contains important substances for the skin and is renowned for its soothing properties. Other than this, the shampoo is suitable for all hair types, and is infused with citrus oils for an uplifting sensation - a great way to start the day! Unfortunately the gel-like formula didn't lather up as much as I'd have liked it to so I did have to wash my hair twice, but a little product still went a long way and it rinsed out easily, leaving my hair feeling wonderfully clean and refreshed. The citrus scent was very noticeable but not overpowering.

Faith In Nature Aloe Vera Conditioner - Again this would help if you have any irritating scalp problems due to the active Aloe Vera ingredient. After washing with the Aloe Vera shampoo and rinsing out the product. I massaged this conditioner through the lengths of my hair and left to sink in for about 10 minutes (although 5 minutes would be sufficient). Again the citrus scent was noticeable, and awakening! As I rinsed the product from my hair I could really feel how silky soft and smooth it had made my hair!

After using the products, both my hair and scalp felt deep-cleansed, soft, and refreshed! I also noticed a little extra shine and less frizziness to my hair than normal. Even after blow-drying! I was really impressed with the short term effects of the shampoo, and I will continue to use these products in my attempt to recover my dry and damaged hair! Finally, I should add that I was amazed at the price of these products, as they are really cheap compared to other natural/organic products I've come across. Full price they each retail at £5.35! I would definitely recommend giving the Faith In Nature range a try! I've now got my eyes on their Coconut hair care products ;) 

Have you tried Faith In Nature or any other natural hair-care products, and do you notice a difference from using other high street brands?

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Next thing she's wearin' my Rolex ♬

Next thing she's wearing my Rolex ♬... Yeah we all know that line of that song...

I will begin by saying, or rather stating the obvious, that given my current financial situation I could only ever dream of owning a Rolex! However many stylish and influential celebrities like Jennifer Aniston, Rihanna and Kim Kardashian are very often snapped wearing luxurious timepieces by Rolex, and aren't they just gorgeous?! The watches I mean! As well as the ladies wearing them of course!

Anyway, I was recently invited to check out, who are one of the worlds largest online retailers of Rolex. they have a huge range of watches and have been providing customers with a high quality service in the luxury watch industry for over a decade. All their products are covered by a 3 year warranty and have a lifetime authenticity guarantee, so you're bound to be happy with your purchase, and if not, offer a great refund and exchange policy. Swiss Wrist offer both new and used Rolex, and all their used products have been through a complete overhaul and service to restore the timepiece to it's original factory spec - guaranteeing you peace of mind!

I decided it would be a nice idea to write a little feature here on my blog showcasing some of my personal favourite watches from their website in the ladies Rolex watches section. I have pictured my 3 favourite above! 

On the left, is a pre-owned 18K yellow gold piece from the Crown collection. This is my absolute favourite, and it's really not hard to see why! It's so blingy, I love it! It has a pearl face, with diamond bezel and dial - link

Next up is the two-tone rose gold watch, again this has a pearlescent face - love! This one has a fluted bezel which adds a little extra detailing! This one does have some diamonds for the dial on the face too which looks gorgeous without making the sparkles too over the top! - link 

Finally, this one would be a little out of my usual style choice, but I couldn't resist because the deep navy coloured face just looks so classic and different! It's a yellow gold piece from the midsize Presidents range, and has a diamond bezel and gold dial, everything about this watch just looks completely luxurious! - link 

What Rolex would you love to own?