Miss Selfridge

Monday, 26 June 2017

Summer Is For Dresses

Summer Is For Dresses

Summer is wonderful (I am thinking of a song sounding something like that). I always feel like summer is the time for new adventures and activities or just lazing about by the beach or the lake. It always feels like endless possibilities and new beginnings in September. Maybe I am being sentimental just because I am going on holiday and after that I start a new job. YEY! well done me! I am quite looking forward to start working for a charity! I bought homeless women lots of sausage rolls the other day and felt like I did a good deed. Hopefully the job will feel the same! 

Anyway, let's get back to the post theme! I just get carried away sometimes :) OOTD: I love wearing dresses in summer, especially when the summer days are so nice; it makes me feel feminine and it's so comfortable. I kind of paired it in shade of black which I think went down very well. I got this back pack quite recently and I am in love. It's so comfy, I don't know where was I before? :D You will probably get bombarded with pics of the back pack haha :) and I think I will get some more :)

Summer Is For Dresses

Summer Is For Dresses



Summer Is For Dresses



Summer Is For Dresses

Summer Is For Dresses

Summer Is For Dresses

Summer Is For Dresses

Summer Is For Dresses



Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Flavor That Sings


Flavor that Sings


Hello as I haven't written a blog post in a while I think it is nice to come back with a delicious post into the blogging world! My routine has changed a lot as half a year ago I changed my job and as you all know something like that puts you straight out of balance. Just only now I started feeling that everything is settling which is definitely a nice feeling. Anyway I am very exited that I got invited to Clippers Tea Lounge in London which I have attended. My Illustrator friend INKBERRYPRINT who meant to come with me had to cancel the last minute so my poor boyfriend felt so bad for me and came along as he would of prefer coming to the beer tasting haha :) Anyway in the end we enjoyed it very much!
I came in and kept on saying wow as the venue was so pretty and there was so much work put in to organisation, something like that even for a couple of hours. Food, as you can see in the pictures, looked so delicious so everyone was just making sure to snap loads of pics before we all ate anything. which I thought was very encouraging from the Clippers Team. Evening was very enjoyable we got to know about the science side of taste, aroma and flavor. Definitely left London more educated on the subject. And the last but not least we had a live band to finish a very pretty evening which I danced to. Not many of us did, I think a few tequila shots would of helped to loosen up the audience:)

Flavor that Sings




Flavor that Sings

Flavor that Sings

Flavor that Sings

Flavor that Sings

Flavor that Sings

Flavor that Sings

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Trendy Summer Jumpers - Yuk Fun



Trendy Summer Jumpers - Yuk Fun

It's always fun with YUK FUN and my wardrobe just keeps expending! And I am loving it! Above is my favorite pink fluff buddy, how trendy is that?! I am wearing it everywhere, if you follow my blog you know that I spent a lot of time outdoors and walking and this jumper is so comfy and cute. It helps me to stay in style :)

Check out more below.

Trendy Summer Jumpers - Yuk Fun


Trendy Summer Jumpers - Yuk Fun



Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Dressing Room - Mood board



Dressing Room - Mood board
Dressing Room - Mood board
Dressing Room - Mood board


The Vision:

Just imagine walking into a spacious dressing room in the early morning with beautiful chandeliers hanging from the ceiling. You look around the room and sunshine is bursting in through the floor-to-ceiling windows. You open the curtains and its beautiful outside: close to the forest, birds flying by, scent of blooming flowers in the spring time air. The room fills up with fresh ground coffee you are carrying around. This luxurious and private hideaway space is yours with dominating colours of white, green and grey/black. The air is so fresh and light from the filtrating houseplants. The space is yours to relax in and read a book in the evening or gently wake up in the morning. 

Dressing Room - Mood board

About The Project:

 I wanted to create a beautiful master dressing room with lots of windows inviting the sunshine in. The style of the room is modern classic with chandeliers and house plants, light plain walls, modern furnishings like a sofa and dressing table. I wanted to craft a mood board with different materials and take loads of pictures to create a digital mood board. I used different materials on the crafting a board to create the sense and  feeling of the emotion which can be felt and the windows can be opened, the smell of  roasted coffee beans can be smelled on the mood board. The idea of the project came from ARHAUS, who inspired me to create my ideal dressing room and describe how would it look like. I used their chandeliers in my mood board as I thought they looked incredibly gorgeous (check out other pendant lighting options here). I took on this project with enthusiasm as I had loads of ideas how I would like my perfect dressing room to look like. The main challenge of the project for me was the crafting skills which I do not have, and my mood board does not look anything like I imagined. However, what I have plenty of is imagination and I managed to bring the main concept  of the original idea I had. For me it might sound lame but this project was a journey rather than a destination.

Dressing Room - Mood board

Dressing Room - Mood board

Dressing Room - Mood board

Dressing Room - Mood boardDressing Room - Mood board


Dressing Room - Mood board

Friday, 17 March 2017

Rejuvenating Evening

Rejuvenating Evening
  
Hey Ladies! I had such a lovely pampering experience with these products last night they all go so well together! Everything feels and smells so lush!  I started with Huygens face scrub which I fell in love with, it is 98% natural ingredients, it is quite lemony and refreshing. Perfect for spring! It nicely exfoliated my face skin and then I moved to the Keeome face mask for 25 min which is re-hydrating. Oh my feels so good! It just looked like someone punched me in the face when I had it on haha :) After I washed the face mask away I used rosewood reviving mist from Monuspa. It is also very refreshing I will definitely be going to use it over hot summer days any time I want to feel uplifted and refreshed.  And this is one of the all time favorites: Beauty Sleep Concentrate from Neal's Yard. It literally helps to sooth skin overnight. It's quite pricey but it is worth every penny! After using all these together my skin looked so well just like I just left the spa! Whish shave cream added to my beautifying evening as it is nourishing and soothing with natural ingredients. All I am going to say here about it :) And the last but not least great smelling and soft hand cream from Merci Handy.  Oh and looking at it helps as well as packaging is so cute!!! The hand cream sort of smells a bit like perfume !
Rejuvenating Evening

I don't write very often about beauty products but this combination felt such a treat and I thought it was worth a share! 

Rejuvenating Evening

Happy Spring!
SplendourBlog
xxx

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Rejuvenating For Spring - OOTD

Rejuvenating For Spring - OOTD

Hello, As spring has definitely sprung and weather is amazing right now, I decided to have a little change and just get my looks refreshed! So I cut my hair and I am loving it! I was a little apprehensive at first, however, no regrets I just went for it and I am in love with it! Even hazel seems to love it haha!

Rejuvenating For Spring - OOTD
  
As it is spring and sun is out I am ditching dark colors and going for little warmer look, in this case PINK. I never been pink style girl in my life but as I am getting older I began to love it more and more, even it has been trendy for past few years I think. And I found this bargain jumper in Primark for only £5 with weekend vibes all over. I am just wearing this during the week as I am working most weekends now. And  I sort of got matching pink lipstick which I am in love with :) It is definitely pink season for me. I styled the jumper with my high waist jeans. I don't think I will ever go back to normal waist jeans it's kinda most comfy and  shows the best in you if you know what I mean.
Rejuvenating For Spring - OOTD

Rejuvenating For Spring - OOTD


Rejuvenating For Spring - OOTD

As this OOTD is all about simple and pretty this care piece makes the finished look. I have seen this hair piece a long time ago but I didn't get it but I never forgot about it so I just went and go it in the end after thinking about it for few months haha. Even it  was only few pounds. Overall I am happy with this springs change and best accessory is a happy person inside! 

Rejuvenating For Spring - OOTD

Rejuvenating For Spring - OOTD

Saturday, 18 February 2017

30 Day Challenge - Day 23

Hello! Right, I am being very naughty again as I missed one day yesterday :) However, I am back to it today and that's what matters!  So it is day 23 and I got one week left!!! Hopefully I will manage to stick this week out, I think if all I had to do is just to put my feet in, have a relaxing 15 minutes, I probably wouldn't have missed a day but having to do a blog post which means taking pictures and writing which I enjoy, but sometimes a whole day is not enough for everything. The other soak I did the other day for muscle pain for my tired legs did help me wonders I even forgot I had it until now than I am reflecting on my previous soak. I am not hanging around the bushes today and again using one of my really luxurious bath hearts with dried marigold which is great for the skin and has anti inflammatory properties. This week even I haven't been doing foot baths everyday day however as much as I did I feel quite relaxed and grounded I am sleeping well so definitely I can see benefits from it.
30 Day Challenge - Day 23

What I am finding it hard is to do is to take a decent photos for this challenge as I am doing it in the evenings everything just don't seem right but myself I prefer to read something with pictures so I am still taking them for my blog :) and I think it will be nice to look at them in a years time and say oh yeah I did this and that and it look like this and that and this is what I love about blogging but hey it's needs all new article about it :)

Happy soaking!
SplendourBlog

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Little OOTD details - Pins

Little OOTD details - Pins

HI LADIES! I just wanted to do quick blog post on very trendy items at the moment PINS. I personally love this trend! All my life I liked pins and now it is trendier than ever so many cool young artists out there it is very exiting times for pins - they are cute they playful they are trendy! I wear my pins like broaches which is great and with the right pin I feel like I can bring outfit together with tiny little detail and still look good! I love these pins from INKBERRYPRINT they are all so cute I got three of them! This trendy cactus pin I think it's my favorite at the moment as I have the love for plants in general and have cactus at home it's like my own special way of expressing my love to plants. As we know fashion is an expression of lifestyle and personality. 

Little OOTD details - Pins

Little OOTD details - Pins

Little OOTD details - Pins

Thanks for reading!
SplendourBlog

30 Day Challenge - Day 21

30 Day Challenge - Day 21

Hello I was planning to do some sort of special soak for valentines day but that went through the roof as I have been very busy all day and then the evening came we ate our £20 meal deal from M&S witch was delicious and for yesterday I don't really have an excuse yep sorry no excuse! Anyway I am looking forward for my soak tonight as it's getting prepared right now! I have been on my feet all day literally all day as my phone shows I walked 15 km which is great however my muscle sore now and I am making a soak to sooth it:)

Rosemary essential oil is great for muscle pain unfortunately I do not have one and I don't know why it is definitely on my next shopping list! But what I do have is Rosemary in my garden which I am using today :) So I cut quite a generous amount of Rosemary  and put hot water over it and left it to soak for 15 -20 minutes to get the benefits out of it water become quite green as well. And I added some more cold and hot water afterwards to make it more comfortable. Rosemary is great  ache and pain  it also has some antidepressant affect so it is great to relax.

Rosemary soak recipe:


  1. Bunch of rosemary
  2. 1 table spoon of salt
  3. half of tea spoon of coconut oil
  4. 5 drops of chamomile essential oil 

30 Day Challenge - Day 21

 Chamomile and rosemary blends very well together. Apparently in numerous sources Rosemary it's great for the brain so I guess if you are the student it's something to use on a regular basis. More about oils for muscle pain you can read HERE. And if you like to read more on rosemary essential oil you can do it HERE.

Happy Soaking
SplendourBlog

Monday, 13 February 2017

30 day Challenge - Day 18

30 day Challenge - Day 18

Hello! I got 12 days left to go! Feels crazy as my challenge started getting closer to the end. Today my sinuses feel completely cleared which is great. As I loved yesterday's soak so much I am going to have exactly the same:) However as tomorrow is valentines day I am thinking of something special and maybe make a foot soak for my boyfriend as well as a present :)

Soak recipe:

  • half a tea spoon coconut oil
  • 1 table spoon of salt
  • 5 drops eucalyptus essential oil 
  • 5 drops roman chamomile essential oil
  • 5 drops frankincense essential oil

  • This soak felt delightful and I also had amazing night sleep. I woke up refreshed I think I started feeling health benefits from the soaking my feet.  Blood circulation feels really improved and it's definitely been good for my mental health as I kind of put myself in to the position where I have to do something for myself and spend some time in peace, as before I used to have hectic job and I find it hard to relax and I was keep thinking about it after work. And my feet are becoming so soft and smooth, literally 20 years younger haha :D


    Happy Soaking!
    Happy Valentines Day for tomorrow
    SplendourBlog   

    Sunday, 12 February 2017

    30 Day Challenge - Day 17

    Hello! So it is day 17 on my 30 day Challenge. 13 days left to go! Yey! I am getting closer to the finish line. However, I skipped 3 Days. I was going to skip only one day as I became ill and it's not good to have a soak than you have a fever, but then my busy schedule took over for another couple days and here I am after missing my 3 days. I feel like it's a nice treat to go back to foot bath routine. What I have noticed is that normally when I get ill it takes me a lot longer to get over it and I feel a lot worst than it did this time and I suspect is due to feet soaking which has loads of health benefits and I am happy to go back to the routine to restore my immunity system.

    Today I actually made such a devine foot bath. I used:

    1. half a tea spoon coconut oil
    2. 1 table spoon of salt
    3. 5 drops eucalyptus essential oil 
    4. 5 drops roman chamomile essential oil
    5. 5 drops frankincense essential oil
    It smells so great and coconut oil makes it so luxurious. I always use tiny, tiny amount of coconut oil as it can get greasy. I am using salt for detoxifying properties, eucalyptus essential oil to completely clear my sinuses as it's good for respiratory infections, chamomile essential oil is great for good night's sleep and last but not least frankincense essential to boost the immunity system. Frankincense oil is amazing it's one of the best essential oils to have by hand, but personally I prefer it's scent mixed with other essential oils simply because I am not a fan of it by itself but my favorite combination is with chamomile at the moment. More on frankincense essential oil you can read HERE. And about strengthening your immune system you can read it HERE


    Happy Soaking 
    SplendourBlog

    Wednesday, 8 February 2017

    30 Day Challenge - Day 13

    Hello! Today I got some inspiration for my 13th day out of 30 day challenge. I got myself a foot lotion with raspberry cream macaron! It made my day. It says on the front ''Love yourself and indulge your body and senses,'' this is exactly what I am doing here! I had a 10 minute soak in salty water as salt has loads of different uses and helps with fatigue. It also has antibacterial properties so it's amazing for people wearing shoes all day. Apparently it helps to improve sleep quality so I am definitely in for a good night sleep. You can read more about salt benefits HERE, Very quick blog post tonight I feel quite sleepy after soaking plus I have early morning tomorrow.
    30 Day Challenge - Day 13


    Happy soaking!
    SplendourBlog