Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Bio oil put to the test

So this will be an ongoing type of feature on my blog as it's not a quick fix solution. 

We have recently moved house and unfortunate the dream rental wasn't quite as dreamy as we had hoped. The house was quite literally jumping with flees and I was super tasty. 
So I have asked bio oil to help me and they have kindly sent me my first bottle on my way to recovery and scar free legs. 

  

I will be checking in weekly to show you my progress. I will be using bio oil every day twice a day for 3 months. 

So keep your fingers crossed for my dinner legs to make a come back. 

Love Aimee 

Xx

Monday, 20 April 2015

Be a stay at home mum and work for your self with avon

Carrie Twining used to work as a Buyer in Birmingham, but she’s quit the stress of working in the city to spend time with her little boy. Now pregnant with her second child she has made a career out of building her Avon business up from being a Representative to now being a Sales Leader with a team of 180 Representatives that she mentors.

 

Are you a mother or pregnant mummy-to-be and want to look at ways to make some money without having to go back to the slog of work? Here’s Carries top tips on how you can make Avon work for you. It’s easy and most importantly, really fun!

 

1) Set a goal. If you have something to work towards you are sure to succeed. Is there a holiday you want to take the kids on?

2) Make a plan on how you’re going to achieve that goal. Avon can be as much or as little as you make it. The Sales Leadership programme means you can have a team as big or as small as you make it.

3) Be positive, all the time. If you have a slow month, the next one is going to be brilliant so it doesn’t matter.

4) Learn about the products. Avon offers more than just lipstick and you’ll be surprised what you can offer customers.

5) Talk to people every day, everywhere you go with the kids about Avon – school gates, supermarket, anywhere.

6) Vary your prospecting techniques and find what works for you - I love 'Car Jumping' which is stopping other mothers who are out and about when I see them from my car. Chances are they’re looking for extra income too!

7) Once you’ve got recruits, look after your team. They are the heart of your business

8) Ask for help & learn from others. Avon has a great core network of people who will help you out along the way.

9) Plan your hours ahead. If the holidays are coming up, make sure you get ahead on your orders. That way you can enjoy them.

10) Be happy and have fun! This is the most important thing. Avon is a great way to meet new people and work around your schedule. So no need to feel stressed!

 

to learn more about becoming an Avon Representative visit avon.uk.com


Love Aimee 


Xxx

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Easter baking with autumn

I'm I am no baker but I after this fun little mummy daughter play date I have realised even I can cock up Rick crispie cakes. 

Yes I know they may look pretty but one bite and you will be zooming off with a sugar high like no other. 

It was the first time iv done this and it won't be the last it's bee a great bonding thing for me and autumn, I often doubt if I'm a goon mother due to my lack of baking and cooking skills. 

So here are some Easter snaps from our bonding session. 

Basically the problem the chocolate started to set befor the rice crispie were mixed in so the ratio of chocolate and syrup to crispier was far from even.

I would LOVE some ideas to do with my little girl so please comment and give me some top bonding days and activities. 

Love Aimee 

Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Spring to summer nail art

So this Tuesday I finally took some me time. This is not something in have often but chose to paint my bails and throw out some new styles 

I used rimmel London Rita ora colours roll in the grass and go wilderness as well as maybelline New York nude rose 


Love Aimee 

Xx

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Casual pinks nudes and greys

I am fairly unfashionable since being a mum buy in working on not looking like I've been dragged through a hedge backwards and got dressed in the dark. 

Before being a mummy I nailed it spent time and money on fashion and enjoyed spending time on myself getting ready. 

Now I spend time trying to get my 2 year old daughter ready through years and tantrums and I swear she looks more fashionable than me. 

But I think this is a pretty cute look 
It's a sale top from tesco for £4
A grey strappy from new look about 6 years ago under it. 
And nude semi smart looking stretch boot cut trousers from primark two seasons ago. 
Teamed with ballet pumps 
And a dash of sanity because i swear Iv lost a few marbles in the last few years. 


Lots of love 

Aimee & my more fashionable daughter Autumn xx

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Taking a time out for some photo fun


Being an adult is really quite serious role in life to undertake. It's not something that I feel we are ever going to be fully prepared for so when life gets tough and throws you lemons through the fuckers back. 

So I took a little bit of a time out with my two year old daughter autumn and we just had some serious selfie fun so here I am sharing our selfies with you. 

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Greek goddess project

I LOVE a challenge and we were asked at college to to choose a woman from around the world and recreate the whole look including mood boards to help us bring the look to life. So I decided on Greek goddess, my friend Steph offered to be my model and she had the perfect look for this her skin tone is perfect for whites and golds. 

Also I love Disney and Hercules is one of my top Disney moves and my image was based on Meg from it. 

She is just so beautiful. 

am extremely upset I didn't think to take before and during images. But I have a selection of after images that show the overall look. 

Our mood boards had to cover everything from makeup, accessories, clothing, hair and nails. 

I incorporated the gold Ct dust on the hair and face, darker brows and glowing skin. I also enjoyed working with multi tonal golds to create the eye look.  
I feel I used different aspects from each image to create my overall look. 


To create my hair look I went for tussled with a extension clip accessory, with gold leaf through the hair and an accessory to complete the look. Due to time restraints and the hair extension being straight I was unable to create a curled look. 

I ebcoprrrate a bit of everything for the final look but chose to steer away from blacks. 
I chose my outfit from Smithys its a shorter less traditional style of a toga but it a modern take on a classic look. 

I had th flower necklace from the mood bird and a number of rings simpler to my original chosen designs. Earrings and head piece matched the necklace with a flower theme. All jewellery was brought in the sale from new look. It was similar to what I had originally planned. 

We then had to recreate our final  look from the mood boards created. 
I was terrified by pre run hadn't gone to plan but it wasn't on my model. So when I had to do the look in about 2.5hours I really felt the pressure. 

My final look was based on this beautiful inspiration image I found from Pinterest the original creator was amazing and I fell this to be breathtaking. 
This looked incorporated a number of images that I used on my mood board, this included the uses of the gold scattered over the hair and face and gold lips. I used a different head piece due to the origin being out of stock but the new one matched the chosen necklace perfectly. 

I did the nail design and art the night before to save me time as I new that to me would be the longest pft as it requires the nails to dry so they didn't get ruined during the dressing stage. 

I couldn't decide on a single pattern for the nails so chose to incorporate a few different styles which I feel with the final look worked very well. 
This way I got to use as many styles on my mood boards as possible to create the overall look. 
I intended for her to look like a goddess from the heavens, glowing and draped in jewels. 



I was so nervous at the beginning of the task which my model had noticed. After a little while I was more comfortable and found it more enjoyable. I was having lots of fun with the make up as I got to do something different and really play around with looks and colours, using helms and colours you wouldn't use for an every day look so i found it really made me think about trying hard to get it as close to what I framed perfect as possible. 

Next I moved on to the face and started with covering the redness and any areas with dark circles, I wanted to create a completely flawless look like a goddess. 

Stephan the perfect skin and eyes to work on her eyelids took the colour very well and I was so pleased with how it ended up looking. I used a lot of different products to create the look. 

I have listed below a few of the products that went into the creation of the look. 

I started with an instant face fake tan from St. Tropez to give the skin an all over glow. 

It's £10 and available to buy here 

The base I used MAU colour  corrector pallet which cost £3 which have me the green,purple and yellow colour correctors and a highlighter and contour colour allowing a great Base 

It costs £4 and is available here to buy
before moving onto smash box lumizing photo finish primer (it has a golden glow to it ) this allows the skin to take the foundation better with a smoother finish. 

It's £25 and available to buy here 

My base was finished off with snashbox 15 hr wear foundation studio finish in shade 2.3. I love this foundation and use it all the time. I this the coverage is amazing. 

It's £28 and available to buy from here 

The 24 ct gold leaf which i used across the hair and face is very affordable and brought from eBay. £3.60 for 20 sheets which was more than enough. 
http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=360373054547 

I used Smithys fx face paint to draw the sandals on my models legs £2.69 free postage on eBay. http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=191312184863 

I used Barry m glitter dust in gold £4.59


And dazzle dust in Venus this is £4.59


I used my gold glitter high heals to complete the look these are from new look and were around £12 in the sale last season 

False strip lashes were also used during the make up stage to make the eyes pop. 

I al very pleased with the look a lot of effort was put into it on my part and my model was so pleased with the make up.


Thank you for reading. Would really love your feedback. 

Love Aimee 

Xxx