Back To Basics: Striped T-Shirt

In the park wearing striped T-shirt and Skinny Jeans

Stripes are becoming increasingly popular and had made their way into the closet staples. The other day I went to Westfield London and couldn't believe how many people were wearing striped T-shirts, obviously styled in different ways.

Striped T-shirt from Next and Sporting a Messy Fishtail Braid

This time, I decided to pair the striped tee with skinny jeans, red belt with gold stud details and black boots with gold details.

I am forever buying clothes in black (There is a story behind it though which I may/may not tell you some other time) and then complain that my wardrobe lacks colour.

Flat Boots from Primark

White and Green Statement Ring

As most of my outfit is in neutral palette, I decide to add colour in the form of a belt and bag. 

Accessories are a great way to inject colour in to your outfit, be it a necklace, a bracelet, a scarf or a bag, they can instantly add oomph and jazz to the overall look.

Striped T-shirt, Skinny Jeans and Bag

The styling possibilities are endless. The striped t-shirt is one of those pieces which can be worn all year round and can be styled up or down depending on the occasion. 

Add a pencil skirt, black pumps and red lipstick and you are ready to rock your date night. What do you think?

Outfit Details: Striped T-shirt; Next (also seen here)| Skinny Jeans; Primark  

Boots; Primark (also seen here) | Bag; JustFab (also seen here) | Ring; Primark

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Thanksgiving Friday

Thank God it's Friday. Are you ready to take on the weekend? Before I gear up, here are some of the things that I am thankful for this Thanksgiving Friday.

Enjoying Spring Blossom in the Park

Taking the time out and enjoying spring blossom. The park looks magical with all the colourful flowers. Enjoying the flower petal shower here! 

I am thankful that I am able to enjoy the simple pleasures that life has to offer.

Won the Gianmarco Lorenzi competition

As you can see from the tweet, I won tickets to the Gianmarco Lorenzi re-launch event. I covet their shoes, they are AWEOSME! Thankful for this opportunity to attend their #GMLaunch event and check the SS14 shoe collection which is on 9th April. 

Thank God I finally got my first Tripod.

I finally managed to get a tripod. I have been wanting to buy one for a very long time as some of you will know. I got the Velbon Ex-440 from John Lewis. 

If you have any tips for me, please let me know as I am very new to the concept of using the tripod to take my outfit pictures.

Still praying for MH370 crew and passengers, people of Ukraine, Chile who experienced a massive earthquake, lives lost in the US shootings and landslides and those who are injured.

Is there anything that You would like to be thankful for? 

Reader Spotlight: My Holy Grail Items by Laura Jarvis Pattern Design

Laura Jarvis is a Fashion and Textile Graduate from Norwich and is the editor of Laura Jarvis Pattern Design. I like to call her Pastel Queen. She can carry off pastels with ease and make the outfit look effortless yet chic! Like me, if you have a hard time putting together a pastel look, I definitely recommend you to check her blog for inspiration. 
Laura has kindly agreed to share some of her "Holy Grail" items with us. Don't forget to share your holy grails items.
Holy Grail Items by Laura Jarvis Pattern Design

Hi, I'm Laura, a 20 year old from a little village in Norfolk, East Anglia. I'm a 2013 graduate from the University Campus Suffolk with a Fashion and Textiles degree and I am now looking for new and exciting opportunities whilst searching frantically for intern-ships, apprenticeships and more. I'm inspiring to be a Print Designer, as a long term career, but also have interests in Visual Merchandising and Buying which you could say is more of a short term job desire. 
I thought it might be nice to share with you my all time Holy Grail items and why. It’s always fun having a nosey into other peoples belongings and lifestyles so I hope you thoroughly enjoy!
Asos Magazine

Holy Grail Items by Laura Jarvis Print Desing

Holy Grail Items by Laura Jarvis Print Design

With working most days in the city I’m constantly on the go and the Zara mini office city bag is always the bag I use. It’s so flipping stylish and it restrains me from shoving too much junk inside. 
Its part of the basic range and it’s affordable but the best part about it is the cushioned middle pocket which is perfect for your iPad, tablet and so on. Except I don’t have one so I give my iPhone extra padded protection. The only magazine I tend to read is ASOS monthly because it gives me the low down on new items. I’m more of a picture person so I can’t be dealing with mags full of writing.
Holy Grail Items by Laura Jarvis Print Design

My all time favourite scent is Chloe Love and I cannot. Live. Without. It. I think it could genuinely be my signature scent forever. I don’t wear it every day because that would get pricey but if I’m not working I will be drenched in it. 
It smells like the Palma Violet sweets which are also my favourite thing ever so it kind of makes sense to why I love the scent so much. Palma Violet sweets, Palma Violet perfume, Palma Violet flavoured lip balm. Oh dear.
Holy Grail Items by Laura Jarvis Pattern Design

With my hair and skin I have to take great care. If you’re like me and have brittle hair or very dry skin then you know you constantly have to take care in keeping them nourished and moisturised. My hair gets unbelievable tangled after the shower and I was suggested Redken as a great detangle product and as soon as you put this little miracle worker into your hair it straight away becomes easy to put a brush through. I swear by this product. 
In my beauty draw, I have numerous amounts of hand cream for my poor abnormally small hands however this one from my Glossy Box seems to be my favourite because the Lavender smell is oh so relaxing and stops me going cray cray. It’s also connected to the NHS Foundation Trust which I really like.
Smash Box Photo Finish, Mac Lipstick and Bubble Gum Lip Scrub by Lush are some of the Holy Grail Items

Holy Grail Items: Mac Lipstick and Bubble Gum Lip Scrub by Lush

Finally I share with you my most used make-up items. If you don’t prime then it’s a crime. What a giggle. Smashbox is the best primer I have come across. It’s great for your skin but also your eyelids before applying eye makeup and it doesn’t crease your makeup, become oily or anything. I’ve had this for a year and I have a year still left in it, you get a great amount for the price.
Lush Lip Scrub is something no one should live without because it’s a product you can eat? I mean com’on, its sugar. The bubblegum taste is amazing and it always leaves my lips feeling totally fresh and new before applying lipstick. You will have no worries about chapped lips.  In summer, I’m constantly wearing MAC Morange because it goes beautifully with a tan but also goes great with paler skin too. It’s invincible really. If you’re looking for an in-trend lipstick this year I suggest MAC Morange or a orange coloured lipstick of some sort!
Altogether that makes my Holy Grail items and the beauty must-haves for everyone in the world. I have thoroughly enjoyed writing for you Naaj Rona, it has been a pleasure. If anybody wants to know more please just give me a shout!


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A big thank you to Laura for sharing amazing products (I definitely want to try the Redken de-tangle product). Don't forget to visit her blog and shower her with love. 

P.S. Due to the reader spotlight series, there won't be a new post tomorrow. Thank you so much for reading.

Thanksgiving Friday

Last Friday of the month means payday and shopping, right? It's also that day of the week where you and I celebrate Thanksgiving to appreciate and be grateful for the things and the people in our lives. 

Thank God I'm finally making the effort to eat healthy food, to include vegetables in my diet. I have always stayed away from them especially broccoli (do you like broccoli?)

I never thought I would be enjoying the salad as much as I did. 

I've been chilling at home, taking loads of rest and selfies as you can see :D 

It was pouring down like crazy the other day and I finally got the chance to stay indoors, sit next to the window and watch the rain through the comfort of my bed. 

I love seating next to a window with a cup of tea or coffee (talking of coffee, you remember I told you that I've given up drinking coffee? I haven't touched it since). It's the best thing ever to do on a rainy day, what do you think?

This is what I call Heaven on Earth. Imagine seating underneath the tree and reading your favourite book or wearing your favourite dress and just sleeping underneath the tree? Ok, I'm getting carried away now....

It is simple things in life that puts a smile on our face and doesn't even cost a penny. Being thankful for having another chance to live, to capture beautiful moments like this and just enjoying life in general. I don't know if that made any sense but I hope you get the idea what i'm trying to say.

More pictures have been uploaded to my Facebook page, please don't forget to check them. I would love to know which one is your favourite from the lot.

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DermaV10 Hand & Nail Cream Review

DermaV10 Hand and Nail Cream with SPF10

I have an obsession for hand creams. So, when I won the raffle at #BrizBlogMeet and had the opportunity to choose one item from many, I chose the Derma V0 Hand and Nail cream(75ml).

The opening of the DermaV10 Hand and Nail Cream

I did not realise that this was an anti ageing cream. I'm in my late 20's and my skin is definitely showing signs of ageing, so I don't mind using the cream. 

DermaV10 Hand and Nail Cream contains Beeswax, Vitamin E and SPF10

Some of the ingredients that the Derma V10 Hand and Nail cream contain are 
Beeswax: Great source of vitamin A, which helps towards the repair of dry, wrinkled and flaky skin
Vitamin E: Which acts as an antioxidant and fights free radicals that can damage our cells
SPF10: Protects our hands from the UVA and UVB rays that are invisible to the naked eye which causes spots and wrinkles and is suitable for all skin type. 

My hand before applying the DermaV10 Hand and Nail Cream
Applying the DermaV10 Hand and Nail cream
After applying the DermaV10 Hand and Nail Cream

The cream does take time to sink in but once massaged, the cream blurs out the wrinkles giving the hands a smooth and younger looking finish. 

The cream has got a sweet flowery scent. I am sensitive to scents but this one is not over powering and you cannot smell unless you start sniffing your hands. 

The cream does leave a slight residue. I have been using the DermaV10 hand and nail cream regularly for the past 23 days (day and night). I haven't noticed any improvements in my nails though. 

I believe you can buy the cream from Savers, E-bay or Amazon and the 75 ml tube retails at roughly £0.99 which is very good. 

If you are looking for a budget friendly hand cream, I definitely recommend buying DermaV10. It's not one of those luxurious cream but the cream gets the job done. 

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