It's the red carpet we all look forward to but did our beloved screen stars let us down in the WOW! stakes at last night's ceremony? There was certainly an abundance of straight, shapeless frocks and a fair few 'what were they thinking' moments. It's like some missed the memo that this was THE OSCARS. Still, there were plenty of frocks on display that were incredibly dreamy and everything you wish you could get away with wearing.
A big trend on the red carpet last night was white or bridal-esque style looks and gothic style crept even more to the fore cementing the romantic gothic trend for this upcoming season.
A lot of us, though we kind of like the idea of pretty Valentine's Day gifts, are realists. February is so soon after Christmas and the New Year and let's be honest... in a lot of households, money is still very tight and spare pennies are scarce. It can really take the fun out of something like Valentine's Day, but it doesn't have to take the heart out of the day at all!
A token of love, a gift given with good intentions and with feeling behind it could cost as much as you want it to or as little as you can afford. Some of my most treasured moments are when my baby hands me a daisy, that he picked from the garden and it didn't cost a thing. Not a penny.
I know though, on something like Valentine's Day, a garden daisy might not feel the best gift to give and I know we can't all be splashing the cash on items like those I included in my High End Valentine's Gift Guide, so I've put together a quick budget friendly version as well.
It's almost gotten to the point where we over think Valentine's Day. For a fair few years I barely took notice of it (in part, due to it also being Mr Style Guide's birthday), but now I'm coming more and more around to the idea of using Valentine's Day to gift a token of love for that special someone in your life. As with every holiday, of course it's gotten commercial but it doesn't need to be as complicated as some gift guides would have us believe and so I've put together a classic and wistful Valentine's Gift Guide.
I find skincare a little tricky to navigate at the best of times. Having no real set label of skin type I usually just have to take my chances. Sometimes that means paying out for sensitive skin products and at other times it can mean opting for products that cater more to combination or oily skin. It has a mind of it's own and all I can do is go along and try my best to formulate some kind of regime that looks after it. This can sometimes mean what's great one week is going to cause a reaction the next. It's frustrating and tends to put me off skincare every now and again.
This year I want to make a concerted effort to get to know my skin and to treat it well. I've a foot in my 30s and it's time to start taking skincare a tad more seriously than I previously had.
Lately I've been trialing a fantastic range of skincare from Eloquence, a cruelty free brand of skincare that contains no artificial fragrances and is packed full of goodness including Sachi Inchi Oil, an ingredient that boasts proteins, omegas, antioxidants and is rich in iodine and vitamins A and E.