The Maxi Cape Dress

“Be your own kind of beautiful” This dress is an amazing dress. I feel elegant when I wear this dress. It is one of those statement dresses that are perfect for special occasions. I absolutely love the cape! I just knew I had to take pictures of this dress. It was a beautiful day in London (which is rare!) and these pictures were taken in Kensington Gardens (home to Kensington Palace) which is absolutely beautiful by the way. You guys should visit it, if you haven’t done so. I had my amazing husband with me…

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10 of my favourite feelings | Things that can turn a challenging day into a great one

‘When the dog bites, when the bee stings When I’m feeling sad I simply remember my favourite things And then I don’t feel so bad’ *** Coming home after a long day to my husband and daughter It is the best feeling in the world when I have had a long day at work, and I come home to my daughter running to the door, and a kiss from my husband. It makes all the hard work seem worth it. Sometimes, it gets hard you know, and you question if it is all worth it.…

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Exclusive Interview with…Elizabeth Solaru of Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium

 Elizabeth Solaru is the founder of the multi award-winning Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium, recognised as one the best cake companies in the UK.   To celebrate 10 years of making exquisite cakes, Elizabeth has written Opulencia, a mostly inspirational book, showcasing some of her favourite creations from over the years. With cake designs ranging from dreamy lace cakes to the most decadent and lavish baroques, there is something here for everyone.  Set to be a sugarcraft classic, it is packed with inspiration, tips and ideas for constructing sugar flowers, ingredient selection, cake design considerations plus invaluable advice…

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White Cape Blazer and the Red bag | Monochrome with a touch of red

‘No beauty shines brighter than a good heart’ I was incredibly nervous on doing this photoshoot. Nervous because I am currently in the process of dealing with deep rooted insecurities about my body, and how I look on camera. I decided that for my birthday I was going to conquer another fear of mine, which was taking pictures post pregnancy. I hope you like the pictures. I am proud of myself for stepping out of my comfort zone. My body isn’t where I want it to be, but I am learning to embrace every state…

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Exclusive Interview with…Ofunne Amaka – Creator of Cocoaswatches

‘If you are a black woman, you need to download this app. Without a shadow of a doubt.’ It is a known issue that Black women are underrepresented in the beauty industry and you guys know how I feel about this.   Although black women reportedly spend millions and millions on beauty, finding products for dark skin tones is challenging. The beauty industry needs to change. Ofunne Amaka, a proud Nigerian American is seeking to make a difference in this industry with her new app: Cocoaswatches which shows how makeup swatches look on darker skin tones.…

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Dealing with Loneliness | 5 tips to help you get through

‘It’s almost amazing how I can feel so lonely with so much happening for me and around me. But yet at the same time, I cry myself to sleep, just wanting someone to love me for me, not to have hidden agendas but just be honest and truthful. My heart aches. I have cried every night for the last three months. I think of my life and wonder who will miss me if I go….’   Many people suffer in silence. Although most people feel lonely at one stage in their life, it is not openly spoken about and…

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Ten motivational quotes | Getting through the fear of the unknown

***  “To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.” –Anonymous ***  “If you are not willing to risk the usual you will have to settle for the ordinary.” —Jim Rohn ***  “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” —Winston Churchill ***  “Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value.” —Albert Einstein ***  “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” —Eleanor Roosevelt ***  “What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.”…

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