Who Said Lingerie Had To Stay In The Bedroom? Not The Fashion World!



As the seasons change, attention is on the fashion world. This year, an unexpected trend is becoming clear. Lingerie was once for bedtime and dirty weekends. But, it seems this is the season for replacing your partywear with these lacy numbers. Thanks to catwalk shows from Givenchy, and other top designers, the fashion world is flying the lingerie flag. Okay, so there’s a risk of looking like you just stumbled out of bed. But, if you get this trend right, you’re sure to turn heads. If you’ve never thought about taking your lingerie on a day trip before, it’s time to do a little research. That’s why we’ve got everything you ever wanted to know about keeping lingerie sexy during the daytime!

Like with any new look, get your head around the do's and don'ts of daytime nightwear. The first thing to consider is which women's lingerie pieces will work in the real world. Let’s be serious here. Catwalk models may be able to flash their boobs in the name of art, you can’t do the same on the street. Not without risk of arrest and strange looks, anyway. You need to pick pieces that offer you modesty. Think class, here. It might be best to buy some new pieces, just for the occasion. Wearing your actual nightwear isn’t the way forward! Instead, look out for red carpet worthy pieces. You want to stay sexy, without exposing yourself! Slinky black dresses and lace trim tops are sure to be a hit. You want to buy pieces that don’t look like you wore them to bed the night before!

What better inspiration for a new fashion trend than the pros? Gain ideas about how to make the look work by looking to the people who started the trend. This shoot by Benjamin Barron should give you some idea about how to get the look right. Look, too, at the catwalk shows that started the trend in the first place! Get a feel for how designers have paired lingerie with other items to make them work as outfits. Do remember, though, that not everything you see on the catwalk is going to work in real life. Remember what we said about flashing boobs in the name of art? Don’t do that! Even so, this research will give you ideas. If you’re struggling to find your sexy side, take note from models like Josephine Skriver. As Victoria’s Secret’s new model, she’s flying the lingerie trend high, and looking fabulous for it! She’s ‘living the dream’ in her new position, and you could be living the dream with your new look, too!

Get the Accessories Right

We all know that it’s accessories that make an outfit. Your new lingerie style is no different. In fact, it’s even more important you accessorize right with this new look. The additions are what will take it from night to day! First, think about what shoes to wear. You can’t very well wear your bunny slippers out of the house. These rose satin sneakers are a fantastic example of how to get footwear right. Look out for footwear made of similar materials to your outfit. Think too, of incorporating lace! Speaking of lace, the best way to highlight those lingerie trims is, of course, jewelry. Buy subtle pieces, to match your subtle outfit. Lingerie is sensual. Wearing bracelets and necklaces will draw attention to the sensual parts of your body. Be careful not to overdo this, though. Pick one piece of jewelry and stick with it. Then we come to bags. As you did with your shoes, buy bags of similar materials to your main piece. Think satin and lace. As lingerie is all about subtlety, go for clutch bags instead of full-size pieces.

Bed Head


Of course, you’ll want to incorporate your hairstyle into your new look. Like accessories, this is the perfect way to finish your outfit. The trick is to achieve that bedhead-look without your hair being a mess! A bed head is a surprisingly hard look to get right, so it’s worth practicing before you go out in public. Again, you can turn to the world of celebrity for your inspiration. Stock up on products and try to achieve a look like your favorite famous faces. Backcombing and hairspray should help you make the image you want. Make sure to take that hairspray with you so you can top up when you need to!



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Instagram || 5 Accounts You'll Love



I LOVE this Instagram and also the My Name is Yeh blog (link). It's one of a few blogs and Instagrams that I visit every time a post goes live and I'm constantly blown away by her baking and foodie creations. Her photography skills are also to die for, I mean look how awesome that splatter cake is! and then there's bacon bread, hells yes! Her cakes are professional but homegrown, simplistic details but the flavours sound amazing! 


Food Baby


There's food, lots of food and there's a baby. Apparently there's another baby due also. If you love to ogle tasty foods in all forms and see the cutest little kid then you'll love Food Baby. Word of warning only visit this Instagram once you've eaten because it WILL cause weird food cravings and a need for sugary goodness. You have been warned.




Lorraine Loots (Paintings For Ants)


Chances are you've come across Lorraine's teeny-tiny pieces of art over on Facebook (link) on her Paintings For Ants page. I just don't get how she can get so much detail into such a little space.




143Roy


Nature art at it's finest. 143roy makes some pretty impressive art portraits, you must pop over to see what I mean.




This Wild Idea


Maddie the dog has completely captured my heart, this dog not only has a better and far more exciting life than I do but she's also hilariously photogenic. Prepare to fall in love.


What non-celebrity Instagram accounts do you love?



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Valentine's Day | A Day For The Ladies






In ancient times the celebration that we know as Valentine's Day had a completely different meaning and name. It was called ''Lupercalia'' and at the time it celebrated the goddess Lupa who breastfed twins, Romulus and Remus during the Ides of February (February 13th to 15th).


This day also celebrated the goddess Juno Februata (which is where 'February' comes from) who afflicted females of childbearing age with a love fever. After feasting on the meat of recently killed animals, the ladies of that time would whip young fertile men regardless of whether they were or weren't willing. It was at this point that the ladies were seen to be taking on their own inner she-wolf behaviours just like Lupa did. See at that time, the ladies believed that whipping the young men, killing and eating animals and being completely nude and indulgent in sexual excesses would make them fertile just like Lupa was in order to breastfeed Remus and Romulus. 


These days were oversaturated with love hearts, soft squishy teddy bears and chubby cherubs through mass-marketing. But, the true origin was not as a sweet and romantic as it is these days - Although I'm betting many partners were wishing their ladies get in touch with their inner she-wolf more...


Sex and relationships have always been central to the original celebration, some believe it should be dulled down to more of a romance and love based holiday but I question that because isn't sex, lust and passion in a relationship just as equally important as the typical love and romance. Don't we generally do the whole love and romance thing commonly and forgo the passion, lust and sex because we have stressful lives or body confidence issues? Ask yourself if you are someone who jumps on your partner when he/she comes in from work, or are you someone who waits for your partner to initiate sex? Do you view it as more of a chore or as something that gives you pleasure? If your answer was 'chore' then I say you take back your sex life this Valentine's Day!


Why not get in touch with your Lupercalia sisters and make Valentine's Day something different - get in touch with your inner she-wolf and go all out. Don't do it for your partner, do it for yourself! So, ladies, this year will you wait around for your dream gift - or - will you go and treat yourself to something a bit more in keeping with Lupercalia?


If you're not all that comfortable being 'sexy' or putting yourself out there then why not start with some lingerie, find a piece that will emphasise your best bits and make you feel comfortable and more importantly - confident! 


Maybe you dislike your love handles, the resolve would be to wear a basque and really show off your chest or legs. If you're someone who dislikes their small chest but you have an amazing stomach, why not opt for the more elaborate bra's that give the impression of S&M style bondage, these details will detract the eye away from a minimal cup and place an emphasis on your stomach if you wear a similar bondage styled suspender belt and stockings.





So, on the same note, I will be getting in touch with my inner she-wolf with this Delicate Beauty Bustier by 3Wishes.com I chose this basque because it holds in my mum-tum, pushes up my mum chest which is small in comparison to many other ladies and the colours are still feminine but not 'too' cutesy. Wearing this I feel womanly. As someone who is 5ft 2, I generally don't feel all that womanly or sexy but, this bustier really makes a difference and as weird as it sounds I feel tall, lean and sexy.




Putting this on is easy, I can simply hook it up myself, twist it round and then arrange my bits and bobs but, you can always ask your lucky man or woman to hook you up at the back to make it easier. This does come with the attachable stocking holders but you need to buy the thongs separately. Failing that this bustier will go with most pastel coloured thongs. 

This basque cost $59.95 which is around £48 and, as far as splurging goes it's not even close but as you can see it definitely looks and feels far more expensive and isn't all that different to something you could find over on the Coco-de-mer website at three times the cost!

My handsome manny has seen this basque but not on, he will have to wait until Valentine's Day for that. I'm sure he will update you on the outcome of the basque after the 14th.

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Helping Hands: Keeping Your Hands in Good Health


We use our hands every day. Some people spend their days typing, while others use them for something more physical. Whatever your hands do all day, it can take its toll on them. Looking after your hands will help to keep them healthy. If you don't care for them, then can end up feeling dry and rough. You can't prevent natural calluses forming as you use your hands for the same things every day. But you can ensure that your hands are otherwise in good condition. You'll feel healthier and ready to do anything with your hands, whether it's holding someone else's or carrying your shopping. HHHHH

Keep Your Hands Moisturised

Your hands are often the one part of your body that's most exposed to the elements. They can go through a lot of things, from biting winds to doing the dishes. It's easy for your hands to get dried out and even for your skin to start peeling sometimes. If you always seem to have dry hands, keeping them moisturised isn't hard. However, it might take you a while to find a product you like. You can pick a special hand cream or use a more general moisturiser or lotion. You probably don't want anything too heavy or sticky, or your hands will end up being out of commission for a while.

Protect Your Hands


You also need to protect your hands to stop them getting dry, red or cracked in the first place. If you're doing anything with cleaning products or chemicals, it's always best to protect your hands with gloves. Wear gloves when you're out in the cold too, so that the cold air doesn't affect your skin. Your hands also see the sun more than other parts of your body. To avoid sun damage, use a sunscreen or another product with a sun protection factor to protect them. It's also a good idea to avoid washing your hands too much, as this can dry them out.

Choose Gentle Products

When you pick products to use on your hands, make sure you choose gentle formulas. It's also important to think about what you use on the rest of your body if you usually apply other products with your hands. If you have sensitive skin, you might benefit from using natural skincare products. They're often more gentle on your skin and more environmentally friendly too.

Take Care of Your Nails

Don't forget to pay attention to your nails, cuticles and nail beds when you look after your hands. The skin around your nails can become dry or ragged, and your nails can be brittle. Moisturising the skin around your nails helps to keep your cuticles healthy. You can also use products to strengthen your nails and keep them healthy. But remember that your lifestyle can make a difference too. Staying hydrated helps to keep your nails and hands healthy.

Your hands are precious, and you need them every day. Looking after them is just a small part of keeping your body happy and healthy.



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