So, what did I think of the studded boots by Ego Shoes?
These gorgeous biker boots feature allover stud detail, faux leather outer, thick soles and an easy slip on fit. The embellishment features a variety of different shaped studs, making for an interesting look.
They are literally so much fun to dress up and down – fabulous in the day with jeans and a cosy knitted jumper or great with a little black dress to evening drinks. Whether for a walk by the river or cocktails into the early hours, these boots have you set.
If you are looking some something a little more subtle, Ego Shoes have an incredible selection of studded boots.
What do you think of these studded Ego Shoes boots? Do you like the studded style?
When I discovered JEMIMASARA, I fell a little bit in love. An online store brimming with fantastic feminist and iconic clothing, tote bags, jewellery, prints and accessories, adorned with wonderful illustrations throughout.
Their unisex collection includes a selection of illustrations inspired by the ‘martini ladies’, and generally they are pretty quirky. The boob crop t-shirt is certainly a fun addition to any wardrobe, with a fantastic feminine print and rough cut finish.
I was very lucky that the wonderfully talented owner of JEMIMASARA, Jemima agreed to answering a few questions about her brand:
A JEMIMASARA interview
How did you go about establishing the brand?
2016 seemed a bad year for us all and for me it was a time when I personally hit rock bottom. I had forgotten all sense of self-love and confidence, due to a number of negative situations happening at the same time, and I had no idea how to bring these key elements back into my life. That’s when I realised I was drawing these naked ladies who “had martinis and loved themselves”. Overtime, I started becoming one of these carefree ladies, thus my alter ego was born. The illustrations helped me find my own confidence and self-love, so I wanted to share this. I want to share this path of recovery for others to use. In the future, I want to break into fashion, testing its conventions by not conforming, just as a ‘Martini Lady’ would do.
Have you always had an interest in illustration and fashion?
The word ‘fashion’ always scared me a little, I think of the film ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ with the main character being this scary lady and a non-accepting environment. So no, I guess I didn’t, but now that I am creating fashion designs and illustrations and selling ready to wear collections; fashion and illustration has changed in my mind. Fashion and illustration is a way of expressing your thoughts, fears and passions for people to wear and have. They can express it in their own unique way too and this is something I have always wanted to do. I have always wanted to influence people and their life – to make them live a happier one and inspire them.
Your tops are fun and some even a little risque – what is your inspiration behind them?
The brand celebrates the female form through the creation of the “Martini Ladies” illustrations. These are positive, fun loving and risqué ladies with few boundaries, ladies who love themselves just the way they are. My clothing and designs is based on these women, just owning their life and doing what they want. My work seeks to find realism within the female form. I take influences from the Renaissance divine, Henri Matisse and the pin-up ladies of the 1920s. These influences have created my vision for ‘The Martini Lifestyle’.
What are ‘martini ladies’, did you coin the phrase?
The brand celebrates the female form through the creation of the “Martini Ladies” illustrations. These women boast of their uninhibited self-worth for others to take inspiration from. The humorous illustrations I create are of positive, fun loving and risqué ladies with few boundaries, ladies who love themselves just the way they are!
The message of the ‘martini ladies’ is that I want everyone to feel beautiful, elegant and confident in his or her own right and I want to support and celebrate women around the world. So yes, I created the phase of ‘martini ladies’ or ‘the martini lifestyle’ so express this.
You promote self-love and confidence – what makes you feel confident?
For me, self-love is about acceptance. Acceptance of your beautiful, individual imperfections. The things that make us who we are. That could be a scar, freckle, your little toe, bad habit or a hobby. These individual imperfections are always something we as humans find hard to accept, especially in our day and age where social media plays such a massive role in our life. For me, the most important daily aspect of self-love and confidence, is not to see yourself as a whole but to look at the things you enjoy about yourself and your strengths. It might be your eyes, your elbow or your goofy laugh, I don’t know, but to look at that ‘thing’, whatever it may be, and see it as a unique entity.
As I said before, self-love is about acceptance and for me that’s accepting something I like about myself every day. I usually do this in small ways as the main thing for me is accepting I am an artist and that others may appreciate my works. My designs/illustrations themselves were a road of recovery for me; they are my way of learning more about a different side to me which I am wanting to share and others to be influenced by. When I write the words in those speech bubbles, I feel empowered and actually it’s my way of accepting myself every day, making me feel more confident in my everyday life.
What is the future for JEMIMASARA?
I want JEMIMASARA to break into fashion and lifestyle and I want to break fashion conventions and traditions. JEMIMASARA is all about campaigning to empower women and men too – freeing themselves of boundaries imposed by modern life through illustrations and designs.
Do you have a message for the girls reading this?
To any girl out there, just know that everyone struggles with themselves, you wouldn’t be human if you didn’t. We all grow at different rates; we are all beautiful unique individuals. Don’t worry if you find it hard to get up in the morning, its normal. I find it hard every day and I preach self-love and confidence. Just know that acceptance is important. Accepting yourself and what you do.
Understanding that you, your hobbies and habits are beautiful and you are constantly moving forward and reaching for the stars.
What do you think of the JEMIMASARA boob crop t-shirt? What questions would you put to JEMIMASARA?
I’m always excited to discover new accessory brands, especially when the words luxury, fashion and affordability are thrown into the mix.
Forge and Foster emulate just that. A high-end watch company based just outside of London, they work with creatives across Europe to ensure their products are as pretty as they are practical.
Selling directly online, they can ensure competititve prices without having to compromise on quality – and trust me, luxury and affordability come hand-in-hand with Forge and Foster.
Forge and Foster offers a selection of gorgeous watches for women and men, as well as bracelets. They have a traditional British aesthetic with large watch faces, a variety of leather or coloured stainless steel straps and gorgeous finishing details.
So, what do I think of Forge and Foster?
The Rose + Mesh watch is just beautiful, with a minimalistic design featuring a rose gold mesh strap, large watch face and secure clasp. The watch is easily adjusted to fit your wrist perfectly and the straps are even interchangable depending on your preference.
What I love about Forge and Foster is that their watches can be worn with anything, it is so hard to find a beautiful watch with such subtle luxury – so, you will certainly enjoy dressing them up and down.
I love watches with interchangable straps, it really allows you to compliment your outfits and show off your style a little more easily. I will certainly be after the rose and nude strap next.
You can check out the entire Forge and Foster collection of women’s watches here, as well as their beautiful Instagram account here.
Have you heard of Forge and Foster? Which watch would you choose from the collection?
Stemuderm: A complete overview of this highly effective anti-aging serum
While wrinkles, loose skin and other signs of aging are usually associated with the elderly, these particular problems may become present at a much younger age if a person does not attend to their skin through the inclusion of effective skincare products and protecting their skin against common exposures that cause age-related symptoms to appear earlier than they should appear.
The first step to preventing and, of course, treating premature aging is to act the moment these symptoms start to appear, but people do not always realize they are experiencing premature aging before they notice those fine lines and saggy skin in the mirror.
About Face Skin Care advises that common signs of premature aging include sun spots at an early age, spots appearing on the chest and the neck, itchy and dry skin, changes to the shape of eyes and wrinkles that start to form along the cheeks. When the jawline becomes loose, it is also a sign of premature aging.
Once these signs are noticed, a person should start to implement more effective protective measurements in their daily skincare regimen and ensure they include a series of anti-aging products in their skincare arsenal to ensure these problems does not become more severe.
Today, we want to talk about Stemuderm, a professional-strength anti-aging product from Solvaderm, developed to assist with providing individuals who would like to protect their skin against premature aging and treat signs that are already present through a dermatologically-formulated product.
Stemuderm is a skincare serum that is promoted as an anti-wrinkle treatment cream, but the product does much more than simply reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. While this is the primary purpose of the product’s formula, the dermatologists behind this product have also includes certain ingredients with the aim of increasing the natural levels of both collagen and elastin found within the user’s skin. Since these are essential for firm skin, the use of Stemuderm will increase skin firmness gradually; thus leading to skin that is less saggy and loose.
Who makes Stemuderm?
Stemuderm is manufactured by Solvaderm, a brand in the skincare industry that only specializes in top quality products that work. They stay clear of any ingredients that have not gone through extensive scientific research and only utilizes ingredients that have not only been proven to effectively contribute to healthier skin, but also proven not to be harmful to the skin of the user. Stemuderm is one of Solvaderm’s top selling products, but certainly isn’t the only product produced by this brand. Stemuderm is also often combined with some other products also produced by Solvaderm to improve the results the customer is able to experience.
What are the advantages of Stemuderm?
Thousands of people are turning to Stemuderm to help them reduce the appearance of age-related problems, such as fine lines and wrinkles, age spots and more. Let’s take a look at the many benefits that these people are able to enjoy from using Stemuderm on a daily basis:
·Stemuderm is a cost-effective alternative to more expensive anti-aging treatments currently available on the market.
·Stemuderm can be used as a preventative and protective measure by individuals in their twenties or thirties. For those in their forties or older can use the product as an effective way to reduce the appearance of age-related problems they have already started to experience.
·A list of clinical research studies that have been used by the dermatologists who formulated Stemuderm can be found on the product page of Stemuderm. These studies offer an interested person proof of how effective each Stemuderm ingredient found in the it’s formula is in reversing the signs of aging and protecting against additional signs of aging.
Is Stemuderm safe to use?
Considering the safety of any product that a person is about to use, be the product natural or pharmaceutical, is very important. A product that can cause side-effects may lead to potentially harmful or even dangerous complications. Thus, there is a common concern about the safety of Stemuderm amongst individuals who are interested in buying this particular anti-wrinkle cream.
Firstly, all the ingredients that the dermatologists of Solvaderm have included in Stemuderm’s formula have gone through scientific studies. During these studies, the scientists did not only study the particular ingredients, but also monitored the effects that the ingredients had on participants in clinical trials. Here, the scientists deem the ingredients that causes a significant amount of side-effects unsafe and these are not used by Solvaderm’s dermatologists.
For these reasons, Stemuderm is considered a safe products to be used by the general population who are experiencing issues with their skin, such as signs of premature aging, dry areas on the skin or acne breakouts.
While deemed safe to use, users should be aware of potential ingredients that may experience an allergic reaction to. A complete list of ingredients can be found on the Stemuderm product page. Potential users who do have allergies should look at this list and see if there are any ingredients they are allergic to.
How much does Stemuderm cost?
It is important to consider the price of a product like Stemuderm prior to buying the particular product in question as products that are based on scientific research often charges quite a large amount of money for their products. Fortunately, Stemuderm delivers a professional-strength formula at a price that many customers can afford. A bottle of Stemuderm costs $79.99 – each bottle contains 50ml of the advanced anti-aging serum.
Where can I buy Stemuderm?
Even though Solvaderm is a local brand that is produced within the United States, the product can be purchased by individuals from other parts of the world as well. A concern amongst many interested individuals is the fact that it might be difficult to find the best location to purchase Stemuderm from.
Customers residing within the United States can purchase Stemuderm directly from Solvaderm’s online store. The store can be accessed by going to solvaderm. com – here, the customer can navigate to the Stemuderm product page and use the “add to cart” button to buy the product. Customers can choose to opt for the free ground shipping option or pay extra to have the product delivered to them faster.
For those who reside in other countries, Solvaderm’s official website can still be utilized in some instances. There are also many dermatologists who use the products produced by Solvaderm to help their customers reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, and to help them get rid of other particular skin disorders that Solvaderm’s products can treat. Customers in countries other than the United States can contact local dermatologists to find out if there are any who utilizes Solvaderm’s products.
Stemuderm offers an advanced formula that targets all problems that people experience when they start to notice the signs of aging. These signs may include dry skin, the formation of wrinkles, skin that starts to sag and, of course, age spots. The product does not pose any risks to the skin and has not been associated with any harmful side-effects; thus offering an effective method for the general population trying to prevent premature aging or trying to get rid of the signs of aging they are already suffering from.
What do you think of the Stemuderm? What anti-aging serum do you use as part of your skincare regime?
Earlier this week I attended an NYX glitter smokey eye masterclass at Boots in the Oxford city centre.
After some juice and chocolate nibbles, I sat down in order to have two different looks demonstrated on me by the ridiculously talented Suzie Law.
One look was created with the In Your Element Fire palette, the other, with the In Your Element Wind palette before being finished with Glitter Brilliants – I will leave you to guess which palette is which.
In Your Element Fire and Wind palette review
Let me tell you, both of these palettes are incredible in their own right, highly pigmented and easily blendable for some incredibly bright and dramatic looks if so desired.
The In Your Element Fire palette offers a combination of 12 shades, some truly striking alongside warmer transition shades. You can really go wild with this Autumnal palette, fabulous both in the day or evening – my boyfriend has since invested in the palette for me, cutie.
The In Your Element Wind palette offers 12 shades also, with a selection of silky shades that include whimsical blues, stunning grey and even purples hues. The perfect go-to palette for a traditional smokey eye and the addition of the other shades really allows you to get really creative.
The In Your Element collection is quite simply incredible, with a colour palette to suit everyone. It may just encourage you to be bold and try something new.
Have you tried any of the NYX In Your Element palettes yet? Which is your favourite?