Image Consultant Suggestions: High-class work-wear for busy business women

If you are constantly worried about your workwear choices and they give you unnecessary headache then this post is for you. The ultimate busy businesswoman wardrobe requires a combination of comfort, style and personal flair and it is all about finding what works for you. I put together a shortlist of few investment buys that will make you look polished and professional at the office.

A dress / a suit
The office is not the place for a fashion parade and if you are a busy business woman then you need to get a work-wear that is comfortable, flexible, doesn’t need to be dry-cleaned and doesn’t crease easily. In order to do so I would advise you to invest in a few high-quality suit or dress that is specifically designed for the busy businesswomen. I personally love wearing dresses and this Ralph Lauren is just perfect-it doesn’t crease, looks stylish and it can be worn with lots of different accessories. I recently took it on my business trip to Washington D.C. and it looked flawless and wasn’t creased after over 20 hours in my suitcase. I would suggest you to choose dresses (such as little black dresses) which can be easily transformed from smart to smart-casual so you can also use them for after work-drinks or visiting friends.
http://www.ralphlauren.co.uk/

Handbag
Finding a right handbag to carry all of your workday essentials that does look professional and stylish might be challenging. Knomo has the perfect solution if you are looking for simple and exclusive design. Knomo’s aim is to create bags and accessories tailored to suit the modern fashion-forward woman. I have recently received a black leather Knomo Audley handbag which is just the right size to store all my office must-haves, laptop, cosmetic bag etc. besides looking really sleek and professional. I travel a lot and 99% of the time have problem with finding a high quality laptop bag. Knomo Audley bag combines both stylish handbag and a laptop bag in one simple and timeless design. The bag is made from the highest quality, soft leather. It bridges the gap between classic and chic making it ideal for the office, with build-up features like:
• Easy access front pockets with RFID blocking -perfect for storing your bank cards, phone etc. to protect you from the identity theft;
• Padded laptop section- it fits my Microsoft Surface laptop (14-inch) and a separate pocket makes it easy to grab on the go and kept separate from everything else that you carry in.
• Detachable strap- I personally prefer to use my bag without a strap however for these moments for when you want to be hands free, you can attach the strap and turn this handbag into a cross body bag.
The interior design of Knomo Audrey’s bag is all that you need. It has 2 exterior pockets (one with RFID blocking). The main section of Knomo Audrey’s bag has a padded segment laptop or 14-inch tablet as well as a zipped pocket for small items.
https://www.knomobags.com/

Comfortable shoes
I like wearing stylish hills but can you really manage wearing them all day long without ending up with tired feet? The answer is: I don’t think so. My solution to this is to wear stylish court shoes or designer hills for meetings with clients and having a pair of flats for when I busy around the office or on the move. Valentino’s ‘The Rockstud’ flats are a faultless solution and I absolutely loved their feminine, modern feel. For the last few months, it seems like I’ve been wearing them constantly as they are extremely comfortable. They come in a range of colours but I decided to get a pair from the beige and black palette. Valentino’s ‘The Rockstud’ flats are trimmed with gold pyramid studs which are galvanized to never lose their shine. They are a perfect alternative to hills or court shoes and look timelessly elegant to any of your the office.
They are quite costly (£585) but definitely worth the investment.
https://www.valentino.com/gb/shop/women/shoes

I hope you enjoyed reading this review!

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Pauline

Tried and Tested: SkinYoga Face Scrub

I have recently received a box of Almond Orange Face Scrub from SkinYoga.

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SkinYoga range is 100% natural skincare that was created for people who wish to move into a more natural lifestyle. All products are fragrance-free, preservative-free and paraben-free and they are inspired from ancient times to be adopted in our modern day lifestyle.

SkinYoga Almond Orange Face Scrub comes in a lovely wooden box so it is perfect for a gift. This luxurious at home facial spa treatment is vegan friendly and contains: Almond Meal, Dried Orange Peel, Chickpea flour, Organic Turmeric. The ingredients of this lavish Face Scrub will make your skin smoother, softer, hydrated. The product aims in de-tanning, pigmentation and helps your skin tone to become more even.

Application:

This luxurious facial scrub can be used for daily cleansing or as a mask. I decided to use it as a cleanser during the evening. The website recommends to take 1 teaspoon and mix it with hot water to bind ingredients until a thick paste is formed. I applied it thickly, and after I massaged it into my skin for around a minute, I rinsed it off to uncover a clean, smooth looking

Skin type:

SkinYoga Almond Orange Face Scrub has been formulated for all skin types.

Price:

£24.00 for a 50g jar

Website:

https://www.skinyoga.co.uk/

Overall result:

I have never tried any SkinYoga products before so I was really pleased with the results I achieved with this 100% natural face scrub. I am using it daily now during the evening and my skin is soft, smooth and it looks glowing. I would love to try some more products from SkinYoga range soon!

I hope you enjoyed reading this review!

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Pauline

 

OGX Beauty bamboo fiber-full range

I love trying new beauty and haircare products and today I would love to tell you about OGX  Beauty Bamboo Fiber -full range . Ogx is the first to bring the fiber from the bamboo plant and soy proteins which attach to hair strands to help you create thick hair that’s full of volume and smells fresh.

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For best results, all products in this collection should be used together so I decided to try:

1. OGX  Beauty Bamboo Fiber Shampoo. Its powerful formula blends bamboo fibres and soy proteins to help your hair appear healthy and full of volume. Size: 385 ml.

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2. OGX  Beauty Bamboo Fiber Conditioner.  This lightweight conditioner not only smells great but it also detangles fine and fragile hair. Similarly to shampoo this conditioner blends bamboo fibres and soy proteins to help your hair appear healthy and full of volume .  Size: 385 ml.

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3. OGX  Beauty Bamboo Fiber-Full Thickening Root Booster. This hair thickening spray helps makes fine hair look and feel stronger, healthier and fuller hair. Size: 118 ml.

I’ve been using the whole range for almost a month and my hair not only smells lovely but also looks healthy and full of volume. In addition, it is based on natural ingredients and it is very reasonably priced so you should definitely give it a go.

I hope you enjoyed reading this review!

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Pauline

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

As the Father’s Day approaches, I started thinking about what to get for my father. Most of us owe so much to our parents so it is always nice to spoil them on their special day. Since I was a small girl, I have always had a great relationship with my dad. As he is turning 70 this year I decided to get him something special and considered lots of different products.  Every year, I get him a pair of socks and some other small gifts like his favorite aftershave- it is a tradition that we must keep but what else would be a good gift that he would enjoy and use?

As a result of my search, I put a shortlist of products that you could consider for your dad. I hope you find it useful and if you decide to buy any of them then I really hope that your father will like them.

Perhaps a new suit? My father is a President of a local Paratroopers Association so he goes out quite often on the official meetings. I decided to get him a suit from Dobell Menswear that is a home of stylish, high quality and affordable formal and smart menswear. Their products, value and service are 3 things they really pride themselves on. Their website features a great range of elegant menswear ranging from casual suits to tuxedos and tailored fit wedding suits in addition to some accessories. They currently have a sale so you can get some amazing bargains:

http://www.dobell.co.uk/

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Secondly, I decided to get him a sweater from Afield. Afield is a really nice contemporary menswear collection. For SS17, Afield introduces their debut collection, ‘Let’s Go Swimming’ with the beach / pool in mind. The collection boasts an array of bold and vintage style prints. I really liked its relaxed tailoring and retro knitwear. It is great when casual meets classic, with a contemporary twist. It is made from a high quality 100% cotton that breathes easily due to the waffle knit technique.

https://www.afield.uk/product/joe-waffle-knit

Thirdly, as my father lives abroad, I decided to get him some small gifts to add to the parcel. Little Mill House has a wide range of great gifts. It is an online interiors brand with a focus on all things upcycled… They source a wide range of gifts for the home from all over the world. All gents need beer glasses. I really liked these Corona Extra Upcycled Mexican Beer Glasses. These glasses are eco-friendly and have been transformed from used beer bottles. They arrived presented in fabulous gift packaging. There were lots of other amazing presents available on the website that would please even the most demanding dads.

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Rewined Scented Candles are made from used wine bottles and transformed to luxury candles. They are filled with a premium soy wax scented with fragrances that mimic the tasting notes of our favourite wines. The candles have an 80 hour burn time and come in a variety of fragrances. As Father’s Day is an occasion deserving the celebration I got my father the ‘Champagne’ candle, which has light scents of white grape, honey & bread.

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For more gift ideas, please check their website:

http://www.littlemillhouse.co.uk/

Lastly, I decided to get my father some crackling so he can enjoy it whilst drinking beer from his new beer glasses. The Snaffling Pig Co. are makers of the award-winning crackling and pride themselves on using only the finest ingredients. The Snaffling Pig’s cooked pork crackling provides a unique twist on the classic pork cracklings and they come in a variety of flavors. I decided to get my father a Black Pepper Gifting Jar which is re-fillable and comes with a gift tag so it is perfect for a gift.

Visit www.snafflingpig.co.uk for more information.

I hope that this review will give you some ideas and help you to come up with a perfect gift for your dad.

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Pauline

 

PAIRFUM London Large Bell Reed Diffusers

I love when my flat smells nice so I always buy nice scented candles and reed diffusers. You probably know that fragrance can transport us to our happy place…

I have recently received PAIRFUM London Large Bell Reed Diffuser as a gift and I really like it. My house smells lovely and it looks very luxurious and elegant.

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On another note, every blend reed diffuser will fill your house with 3-5 months of exquisite fragrance based on natural and organic essential oils.

Scents:

The enticing variety of unique perfume oils in the PAIRFUM Collection has 19 scents to choose from including:

  • Anise and Black Vanilla
  • Cedar Noir
  • Neroli & Olive
  • Pink Grapefruit
  • Pink Lavender
  • Pink Powder & Violet
  • White Lavender
  • Black Orchid
  • Linen & Orchid
  • Trail of White Petals
  • Blush Rose & Amber
  • Cognac & Vanilla
  • SPA
  • Innocent Vanilla
  • Bergamot & White Tea
  • Magnolias in Bloom
  • Orangerie Blossoms
  • Rich Spices
  • White Sandalwood

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Price:

£21.50 for 100 ml of fragrance oil.

Website:

https://www.pairfum.com/product/reed-diffuser-tower-classic/

I hope you enjoyed reading this review!

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Pauline

Tried and Tested: Freshious Life & Beauty, New 5-A-Day™ skincare

Today I would like to tell you about the new 5-A-Day™ skincare from Freshious Life & Beauty.

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We all know that eating at least 5 portions of fruit and vegetables a day is a necessity.  Freshious Life & Beauty have created 5-A-Day™ Nutritional Skincare Plan for the Face which is based on the unique blend of five organic superfood ingredients to cleanse, tone hydrate and protect your skin. The range was shortlisted as a finalist under the ‘Best Organic Beauty Product’ category so I decided to try it and see for myself.

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Ingredients:

The Freshious Life & Beauty range is packed with wholesome ingredients to ‘feed’ the skin with vital vitamins and minerals. What’s worth a mention is the fact that all the products are vegan friendly, gluten free and non GMO, containing only nutritious ingredients such as pomegranate, green tea, carrot, avocado and rose hip to provide premium skincare.

Products:

The Freshious 5-A-Day™ range comprises of day, night and eye cream, cleansing milk and a facial serum:

  • Freshious 5-a-Day™ 2-in-1 Cleansing Milk 100ml 
    • Facial cleanser enriched with lemon, mandarin and pomegranate;
    • Gently cleanses for smooth fresh skin;
    • Ingredients stimulate cell renewal and fight dullness.
  • Freshious 5-a-Day™ Certified Organic Facial Serum 30ml
    • Certified organic facial serum;
    • Enriched with white grape seed, avocado and green tea;
    • Light enough for fast absorption and non-greasy feel.
  • Freshious 5-A-Day™ Radiance Day Cream 50ml
    • Day cream enriched with apricot, carrot seed and mandarin;
    • Packed with skin softening nutrients;
    • Vitamins A and C nourish and protect from the environment.
  • Freshious 5-A-Day™ Radiance Night Cream 50ml 
    • Night cream enriched with Rose hip, pomegranate and green tea;
    • Ingredients stimulate cell repair;
    • Boosts collagen and elastin.
  • Freshious 5-A-Day™ Radiance Eye Cream 15ml
    • Eye cream enriched with green tea, carrot seed, avocado, and pomegranate;
    • Helps to refresh, smooth, firm and tone;
    • Light application and fast absorption.

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Result:

I was looking for a high quality and performance natural skincare that was full of the antioxidant rich ingredients that work. I’ve been using the Freshious 5-A-Day™ range for almost a month now and my skin looks and feels great. It is radiant, smooth and my fine lines look less visible. I am obsessed with my skin and always look after it well so the concept of ‘feeding’ my skin with a new skincare range really appealed to me:

“Because if you want healthy, radiant and youthful skin, you’ve got to feed it just as much minerals, vitamins and antioxidants as your body does. Skin really does feed from what you put on it”.– Freshious life & Beauty

All Freshious 5-A-Day™ products are made from the highest quality ingredients and are reasonably priced so I would recommend them to anyone who wishes to give their skincare routine a boost.

Website:

To purchase your Freshious 5-A-Day™ range head to Holland & Barret or order directly from Freshious’s website:

http://freshiouslife.com/

I hope you enjoyed reading this review!

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Pauline

Tried and Tested: TheraPearl Eye-ssential Mask

Today I would like to tell you about Therapearl Eye-ssential Mask that I tried last week.

You can use this mask both hot and cold and depending on the temperature you choose you will get a different effect:

  • Use Therapearl Eye-ssential Mask to help with eyelid hygiene, especially for the management of blepharitis, conjunctivitis or styes when used warm.
  • Also try cold for relief of headaches and cosmetic procedures such as eye brow waxing. I had a horrible headache a few days ago and it definitely helped.

Price:

The TheraPearl Eye-ssential mask is available from Sugerdrug for £7.99.

Result:

The TheraPearl Eye-ssential mask is a great beauty must-have. It is re-usable and moulds to the curvature of your face so for a small investment you will be able to use it over and over again.

I hope you enjoyed reading this review!

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Pauline