Saturday, 16 December 2017

Stay in Control of Your Life With These Tips

Do you ever get the feeling that you’re not really in control of your life and the direction it’s going in? It’s a common feeling, but it’s not one you have to simply put up with. It’s much better to take action to remain in control of your life because that’s always the best way of living. There’s nothing worse than feeling powerless to change how things are going, so read on to find some tips that will allow you to stay in the driving seat of your life.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Is It Time To Do More For Good Causes?

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It doesn’t take a lot to find out about some of the horrendous things that are happening in the world right now - all you need to do is turn on a news channel. And let’s be frank, even the media hides a lot of information about global tragedies, putting most of their focus on home-based events.


It got me thinking - how can we all do that little bit more in life, and contribute in a better way to good causes? Research suggests that spending money or time on others less fortunate than ourselves can have more impact on our happiness than spending the same on ourselves. So is it time to do more for charity? Here’s how to get involved.

Friday, 8 December 2017

Top Tips To Keep Calm And Reduce Anxiety

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With winter just around the corner, there is a lot of advice going around as to how to keep healthy and get over colds and flus. However, your health involves more than just your body; Your mind is also massively important. Everyone feels a bit anxious now and then, but for some people, the stress of Christmas just gets too much to handle. If you’re feeling the anxiety bubbling this festive period, then take a look at some of these tips to keep calm. 

Thursday, 30 November 2017

6 Main Types of Blog Post

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The best blogs vary the type of content that they upload to their pages to keep their regular readers interested and attract new ones wherever possible. Here, we will look a little closer at six of the main types of post out there. If you run your own blog or website of any kind, these are all types that you can utilise for yourself.

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

The Dream Bathroom? These Tips Can Help You Get It

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A bathroom is one of the rooms in your home that can often add some considerable value to your property when done right. It is one of the most used rooms in your home, and while it may have its essential uses, other people use the bathroom as place to relax and unwind after a hard day's graft. A luxury bath can often be the cure to many ailments. However, getting the dream bathroom may seem like a big hurdle to climb, but is more achievable than you think. I wanted to share with you some of the tips that could help you get the bathroom you want. 

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

How To Find Inspiration For Chic Home Interiors

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Thinking of giving your home an upgrade? A home makeover is definitely a great idea. Transforming your interior can breathe new life into your home and make it a better place to live. With so many great ideas out there, it’s hard to know where you should start. Take a look at these great tips for finding inspiration for chic home interiors to help you get started on your home makeover.

Planning an Unforgettable Wedding

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So, you’ve done it, you’ve decided to take your relationship to another level and get engaged to your life partner. First of all, congratulations! Second of all, now it’s time to get to work in planning your wedding ceremony and all the fanfare that leads up to it. And, if you want all of this to be memorable to not only you and your partner, but to every single person involved with or invited to your wedding, then you’re going to have to start putting unforgettable plans in place. For advice on what you can do to make your wedding, and everything that leads to it, live long in the memory of your guests then make sure to read on.

Simple Space-Savers You Can Build Yourself


Sometimes the thing you want most out of your home is to have more space within it. But this can often seem like an impossibility, and it might appear to be the kind of thing a home either has or does not have. However, this is far from being the truth. The truth is that there are many things that anyone can do to improve the amount of space they have, and many of the best solutions are in fact also the simplest of all. In this post, we are going to look at some real space-saving things which you can create yourself, and which will drastically improve the amount of space you have to work with in your home.

3 Things To Remember When Planning A Home Extension

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Building an expansion onto your house is a popular way to increase the amount of space and number of rooms your home has and increase the property's value. If you get the expansion right and everything works out well, then it will be a win-win scenario. However, there are certain elements that should be considered before you dive right into having an extension built on your house. Here are some tips for what you will need to do when planning your extension.

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Hair Goals: How To Style Your Locks Like An Instagram Star

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For many of us, our hair is our crowning glory. The trouble is that it’s often impossible to recreate a bouncy blow dry or effortless braids without the help of a stylist. Sadly, not all of us have the luxury of a glam squad on call 24-hours a day. The good news is that there are ways of styling your locks like a pro without forking out to go to the salon every day. Here are some top tips and tricks to help you achieve some serious hair goals.

Monday, 20 November 2017

Simple Ways To Drastically Increase The Value Of Your Home



Giving your home a makeover every now and again keeps things looking fresh and stops you from getting bored of the same old decor, but it has other benefits. If you ever come to sell your house, any improvements that you’ve done will add value to the house. You should view your home as an investment that you can build on by making improvements over the years. Some of the basic improvements that you make will make the place look better but they won’t increase the value that much.

If you’re serious about investing in your house for the future you need to make some more drastic changes. It’ll cost you upfront, but you’ll see a return should you ever remortgage or sell the house down the line. These are some of the best renovations to go for. 

Giving Your Vacation Local Authenticity


For a lot of people, the idea of traveling somewhere far away only to stick with the same old routine while away doesn’t make any sense. Instead, when you are on vacation, you will be looking for fresh experiences, and living like a local can be a very big part of this. Not only giving your trip some authenticity, this sort of vacation will also broaden your mind. Of course, though, achieving it isn’t always quite as easy as it sounds. To help you out with this, this post will be exploring some of the best ways to give your trip a local edge.

Friday, 17 November 2017

Essential Tips For Learning A New Language

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Learning a new language can be a great skill which widens our knowledge, allows us to get ahead at work- and also means that when we visit a foreign country we know how to order a glass of wine. If you are looking to learn a new language in order to increase your career prospects and enhance your life, then here are some helpful tips you can put to use.

Affordable Ways to Make Your Bedroom More Luxurious


Your bedroom is one of the most important rooms in your house. It’s where you unwind at the end of a long day. Where you are at your most exposed and intimate. The place you are truly at peace and the one room in your home that isn’t invaded by children or guests. A luxurious bedroom can help you to feel relaxed and peaceful and go a long way to helping you to get a great night’s sleep.



But, many of us make the mistake of neglecting our bedrooms when it comes to redecorating. The other rooms need to look great to impress guests and keep other family members happy. They get a lot of use and can start to look worn and dated quickly. So, you decorate and make changes only to find that your bedroom keeps getting left behind.





Will Your Dining Room Survive Christmas?

The turkey, roasted and plump and surrounded by crispy potatoes, then smothered in gravy, that is what Christmas is all about right? However to enjoy the finest meal of the year you need to have a  comfortable and sophisticated place where you and all your friends and family can get together. In short, you need a decent dining room, and as it's getting close to the festive season, you may just be wondering whether yours will measure up and survive the festive test that lays ahead of it. Just keep reading to find out.

Monday, 13 November 2017

Settling Into Your New House - A Guide

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Moving home can be fun and exciting. Although it can also be tough and unsettling at all the same time. After all, you have a new place to get used to, and the actual act of moving isn't the easiest on the mind or the body either. That is why it can really help to have a strategy for the moving and settling-in period. To find out more about this, read on. 

Simple Ways To Give Your Home A Facelift

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Appearance is incredibly important to plenty of people, which explains why there are so many people who are willing to spend so much money on makeup, hair colouring and extensions, and plastic surgery. Your home is no different. However, this doesn’t mean that you are going to have to spend buckets of money on a facelift for your home. In fact, there are plenty of simple ways to give your home a facelift that are pretty budget friendly. Here are a few of my favourites:



Sunday, 12 November 2017

Home Improvements That Could Go Wrong



When we move into a new home, the chances are we are filled with big dreams and plans with what we want to do to the place. It’s natural to want to make the new house a home you can call your own. Somewhere that showcases the family personality. But a lot of the time these things start with the best intentions and can end up going horribly wrong. So I thought I would share with you some examples of that and provide a little insight into how you can fix it.

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Creating A Warm Winter Interior In Your Home

 
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A change in season can often influence your wardrobe and outfit choices; the weather will always dictate what you decide to wear. However, your interior space can usually remain the same, no matter how cold or warm it gets outside. Autumn and winter are a time where you’ll be spending more time inside your home, watching T.V and movies, taking a hot bath, and snuggling up after a long week. Therefore, it’s worth investing some time and effort into making your interior space as cosy and comfortable as possible.

Stress Less With These 5 Tips For Success


Life feels a lot brighter when you aren’t stressed, but it is sadly a problem that most people suffer from on a nearly daily basis. Unfortunately, removing it completely is virtually impossible in this modern world. Thankfully, there are many options when it comes to containing it. When you do, you’ll find it’s one of the greatest lifestyle upgrades you’ve ever enjoyed.
 
So, what are you waiting for? Let’s get to work on beating stress forever.
 

Monday, 30 October 2017

Could These Services Make A Work-Life Balance Easier To Achieve?


It forever seems as if life just got busier. Whether you’ve always had a kind of full-on agenda, or you’re now just starting to realize that you have a lot of your plate, you may be starting to feel the strain of trying to juggle it all. With working on your dream home, working your job, and even throwing kids into the mix, life can get tough. No, not just tough - hard to manage! And you can forget about a social life! But then what? Are you supposed to be on the go from 5am until 11pm and just deal with it? Definitely not! If you want to work on making things feel a little easier, then see if any of these services can make your work-life balance easier to achieve.

Thursday, 26 October 2017

The Home of Your Dreams: How Realistic is This Aim?

 
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Have you got a dream home in mind? Is it a vision that you just can’t shake? When that’s the case, it can become even harder to compromise when searching for a home. But you need to be realistic about what kind of home you can get your hands on. Being too unrealistic will only lead to disappointments, and those are not what you want to be dealing with. So, how realistic are your dream home aims? It’s time to find out, so read on now.

how to keep your tech on the low-low while on vacay

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Holidays are a fantastic opportunity to get out into the world, experience new things, forge the kind of memories which will withstand the test of time, and just generally have a great time and forget all about your everyday concerns.

But is a holiday really such a refreshing and relaxing experience if we stay hooked into our gadgets and digital lives while away from home? Do you really need to pack that stunning range of electric heated towel rails for the road?

Could it be that there might be some benefits to taking a break from the tech and trying out a more analogue approach to your vacation?


If you think so, here are a few ideas for low-tech things you can do on your holiday

Sunday, 15 October 2017

everyday wear


Hello there! You have probably already seen this photo on my Instagram recently and if you continue to scroll and read, you'll learn why I love this simplicity of an outfit more than I love bread.


Monday, 9 October 2017

face your fashion fears


Oh my darling, it's been a while.. again.. but I'm here! It's better to be late than to never come back, isn't it? Anyways, I just wanted to pop by and tell you something about how I broke down my comfort zone while on vacation. Would you be a doll and continue reading? :)

Thursday, 31 August 2017

style yourself happy: nailing that casual look this autumn

After what feels like forever I'm sitting at the keyboard and typing this down. A broader explanation of my absence will come, but for now just know that being away from blogging has been hard for me because it's one of the things that I really enjoy doing without ever feeling pressure or stressed. This is my safe haven, my happy place, the place where I can let go of everything that bothers me and makes me unhappy. So how and why would I fall into this pit of no-blogging, I'll tell you later, but now... autumn is on our doorsteps and we have to embrace it with our looks!

Feeling good is all about looking good because when you look good, you feel good. Of all the areas of style that we tend to struggle with, nailing that casual look without appearing messy is one of the most complex.

The fact is that casual wear isn’t about rolling up to a coffee date with the girls in sweats and an oversized tee or skinny jeans and a hoodie; it’s about creating smart, stylish looks with a relaxed and casual vibe to them.

Not sure how to dress in a casual but smart and stylish way? Below are four casual looks that are perfect for almost any occasion. They are simple and easy to customise, so are ideal as you can tailor them to fit your personal sense of style.

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Casual Look 1: Ripped jeans, tucked in tee & oversized cardigan

The foundation of casual style is finding that perfect outfit combination that’s stylish and of course, comfortable. A perfect example of this kind of look is the combo of high-waisted, ripped jeans (black or blue denim), a tucked in tee and an oversized cardigan. Stripes are really in this season, so a nautical striped tee in black, red or blue could be ideal. For the cardigan, opt for a design that’s made of a chunky knit to add to the coziness and comfort of the look. As for shoes, pick a pair of flats, either ballet flats, espadrilles or pumps.

Casual Look 2: High waisted denim skirt, slogan tee, and leather jacket

For a more chic take on casual style, pair a high-waisted denim skirt with a tucked in slogan tee, and a leather jacket. This look says cool, stylish, and elegant. If the weather's a little cold, add a pair of knitted tights to the look - gray or navy knitted tights, depending on the color of your tee, could work well.

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Casual Look 3: Cut off jeans, 3/4 sleeve striped top, & oversized denim jacket

What about casual style for those slightly warmer days? For warmer autumn days, a pair of cut off super skinny jeans in black, teamed with a 3/4 sleeved striped top tucked in, and topped with an oversized denim jacket can work well. Team this look with a pair of ballet pumps or a pair of trainers, such as Converse or Adidas trainers, which you can browse the different styles of here. Top off the look with designer sunglasses (or faux designer) and a satchel-style bag.

Casual Look 4: Denim pinafore dress and tee

Pinafore dresses have become style statements this year, due to how versatile they are. For autumn and winter, teaming a denim pinafore with a 3/4 or long sleeved top can create the ideal casual look. It’s stylish, comfortable, and cute. Top with a chunky knit cardigan, add a pair of Converse, and a scarf, and you’ve got the ultimate AW17 outfit - cool, sophisticated and wonderfully comfortable.

There you have it, a few casual looks that make nailing that casual look this autumn much easier. I know I'll try these looks this autumn, and you?

Love,
Ieva

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

wandering around


After such a big break from blogging, I'm fashionably late to my newest article. This time around, I'm going to share with you a few snaps of the outfit I wore when we discovered Barcelona and Montjuic fountain, castle, park and Joan Miro foundation. It was quite a heavy day on our feet but it was awesome enough to be worth all those extra steps thanks to faulty Google maps. 
Another post with our favourite places where to eat, drink and recharge while exploring, will be up in no time. We found so many gems and met such great people, the vibe in Barcelona is incredible! 

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Fill Your Summer Break With Amazing Experiences

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 It always feels like a long summer break when you finish college at the end of the semester. After all, you have potentially three months to kill before you study again. And while some students enjoy just relaxing, others get restless during the long break. And it’s worth making the most of the time you are away from college. After all, you are unlikely to get such a long time off again in your life once you get a job! Therefore, here are some amazing experiences you should consider doing during your summer break.

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Tips and Tricks For Getting Some Pinterest-Worthy Braids

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Whether you are new to styling your hair in a certain way or have been doing it for years, there are always a few tips and tricks that you can try to make your hairstyles look even better. We’ve all been browsing Pinterest and seen those fancy braided styles that we are just dying to recreate, right? But sadly, they don’t always end up looking as good as we would like them to. So if you fancy taking up you braiding and hairstyling to the next level, why not try out these tips? You’ll be the one with Pinterest-worthy hair before you know it!

Sunday, 15 January 2017

How to Dress to Achieve Your Fitness Goals

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If you want to get fit or lose weight and create the life you really want, before you even think about pounding the pavement or hitting the gym, you need to take some time to put together the perfect fitness outfits.

The saying ‘dress for success’ is typically used to refer to work situations, where it is important to look the part at job interviews and meetings, but it could just as equally be applied to exercise too.

If you start your foray into the world of fitness with the right clothing for the job, it is likely you will have a much better time being active than if you start out wearing clothes that were not designed for the task at hand.

If you are serious about getting fit, take a look at the following list of important fitness clothing: