Every woman should have a perfect spring dress in her wardrobe and this pretty aqua number is my favourite this Spring. It is simple yet chic and sits perfectly on my growing curves.

 

my maternity fashion

maternity style

maternity chic

Dress and Earrings : Debenhams, necklace: Swarvoski (gifted), Flats: Topshop (old), bracelet: Flea market find (India). 

Sometimes, a bright, happy colour is just the thing you need to get you out of pregnancy tiredness and your snugly duvet. So ladies, no need to shy away from bright colours your mind and your body will love it ;).

 

There is nothing more glamorous than cat eyes and red lipstick. This look for me is the ultimate in sophistication and glam. If you are struggling how to get the cat eye right; here is my easy way out.

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For the eyes, I have used Mac’s Fluidline Gel Liner in Blacktrack. With an angle brush, I have taken a wee bit of the liner. I first made a thin line starting from the inner corner of my eye; it is easier to build up on a thin line rather than going the other way round. After slowly extending it till the other end, I have made a small line extending from the lower water line. Then you make a “V” connecting the upper and lower line.  You can keep your lower line as it is or use a thin flick with a kohl. I have used Maybelline Eye studio Master Smokey in Black. To finish the look I’ve used Rimmel Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara. You can use false eye lashes but I much prefer the natural look :).

Cat eye tutorial

 

 

Cat eye tutorial

 

For the lips, I have used Revlon Red, one of the best red lipsticks out there that gives you just the right amount of oomph. To keep my face fresh, I have used a wee bit of Maybelline Baby Skin Primer before applying Carita’s sublime radiance veil foundation. Seal the look with some powder and apply some colour to your cheek bones. I’ve used Bodyshop’s All-in-One Face base and Baked to last blush.

I rarely use so much make-up but of course there are days when every girl needs to feel extra glam and this look is definitely my go-to look for those special days. 🙂

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Ever since I saw Kerry Washington in a crop top whilst pregnant; I have been obsessed. I have been toying with the idea for ages and I must confess I never dared this look even when I was not pregnant. But l finally decided to man up and sport one last weekend during my mini-vacation. I started my 31st week then and I had no idea why I decided to take this style challenge upon myself.

 

crop top in pregnancy

I picked up this crop style light cardigan on a whim and teamed it up with a pencil skirt. I realised most pregnant women stay away from pencil style but I can vouch that it is quite flattering which will only compliment your curves.

crop top style in pregnancy

crop top in pregnancy

Cardigan: Primark, Skirt: Debenhams, Scarf: H&M, Booties: Asos, Shoes: Sorel, Socks: Topshop, Glasses: Calvin Klein

Who says you need to play safe when it comes to pregnancy style? Try experimenting you will be pleasantly surprised 🙂

And are you wondering why I changed into shoes in the last picture? Well, try walking with a 8 month bump 😉

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Every season, fashion gurus favour a certain hairstyle. This SS14 poker, stick hair straight will be topping the style charts. From Donna Karan and Elie Saab, hair was kept sleek, straight and accessorised with metal barettes. But, is this trend worth getting a complete and irreversible hair make-over?

Spring Summer 2014 beauty trends

To make my wavy hair straight, I have used John Frieda’s Smooth Start Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner and to calm the frizz I have used John Frieda’s Original 6 Effects serum. After blow drying my hair with a paddle brush, I straightened it with a straightener. I am amazed at the variety these products offer. It can be used on naturally wavy, curly or straight hair and the serum definitely does deliver what it promises–frizz free healthy hair.

I have used a wee bit of chap stick (as suggested by my blog friend Rachel Church of http://amomonthego.com) for fly-aways.

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Whilst I love the “expensive” effect of poker straight hair; I would never actually go permanent with it. After spending an arm and a leg many moons ago and getting my wavy mane straightened, I have learnt from experience that poker straight hair does not suit me in the long run. But, yes I would not mind trying it once in a while. 🙂

My verdict: Trends keep coming and going and its best to celebrate what you have rather than changing your look completely. I love straight hair occasionally but I still prefer big, bouncy waves in the longer run. 🙂

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There are fashion trends that come and go and there is way of life. The minimalist monochrome look is definitely a way of life. I am not surprised that this “trend” keeps coming back in new avatars every now and then.

black and white look SS14

Even a person like me who loves her colours, I can’t resist the monochrome look–it is simple yet chic.

monochrome look ss14

black and white look SS14

Top: Asos Maternity,  Jersey leggings: H&M Maternity, Ballet flats: Deichmann (old), Bag: Osprey London, Shades: Oscar Del a Renta, Cuff: Gifted. 

As Leonardo da Vinci famously said, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” And the minimalist monochrome look certainly epitomises this simple philosophy.

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