Friday, 30 November 2012

Stay Strong....

Hiya Guys..

Here is a quote picture which i hope will inspire you all to be more positive about yourselves, to stay strong when things get tough in life and to always remember to never give up...

Thursday, 29 November 2012

My Ebay Picks For You!!!

Hello Guys,

Today i will be sharing with you five amazing bargain items/products which i believe you will all love. Am going to keep this post short and sweet so you can enjoy checking out the the fabulous products i have listed for you guys which i found from my favorite online shopping site (Ebay). Enjoy....

1) Multi-Color Shamballa Bracelet: £3.98
Wow was the first thing i said when i saw this beautiful multicolored shamballa bracelet. How gorgeous is this bracelet i mean its a great rhinestone bracelet with an inexpensive price tag. Also available in various colors, go and check it out now.

2) Retro Camera Ring: £0.99p
This adorable retro camera ring will add an old school, quirky and retro vibe to your outfit, available in two colors. I actually have this ring in the bronze color and i can't tell you enough how amazing it is. It looks a bit beaten up but that's what makes it so cool.

3) Black Tassel Bag: £11
This black tassel bag is a must-have for this autumn/winter seasons, also available in brown and light tan. This bag is perfect for everyday wear and will instantly glam up your outfit. The price of this bag is definitely a bargain which you should check out.

 4) Large Geometric Scarf: £2.99
Here is a steal of a deal item available in eight colors which spoils you for choice. A geometric scarf  is not only cool but its fun to wear. This scarf is guaranteed to brighten up your autumn outfit by adding a gorgeous pop of color. Go on and give it a try.

5) Vintage Apple Necklace: £0.99p
Be uniquely stylish with this vintage eaten apple necklace available in green and red. How much better can it get than having a simple yet distinctive vintage jewellery item for only 0.99p, now i don't know about you but that's what i call a bargain buy.

Be the 1 to Aspire 2 Inspire....

Hope you all enjoyed this fun blog post which i really enjoyed putting together for you guys :). I love Simple & Shopping related posts which are so fun to read.

Links to all 5 Products:
1) Shamballa Bracelet: http://goo.gl/i9m9b
2) Retro Camera Ring: http://goo.gl/hGbIw
3) Black Tassel Bag: http://goo.gl/lBMGz
4) Large Geometric Scarf: http://goo.gl/VufUi
5) Vintage Apple Necklace: http://goo.gl/LJ2mn

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Feel Inspired, Be thankful & Stay Positive

Hiya Loves,

Here is a quote picture which i hope will leave you feeling inspired, feeling more positive about everything and being more thankful for your blessings & all you have no matter the size.

 
Be the 1 to Aspire 2 Inspire....

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Beauty: Get Gorgeous Strong Nails

                     ''Strong Healthy Nails Are A Sign Of Good Health..''
             
Hello.Hello.Hello

In today's post i will be sharing with you a couple of ways in which you can keep your nails looking and staying strong, healthy and beautiful. Majority of us nowadays don't really pay attention to our nails simply because were either too busy or spending too much time on our face, skin, body and hair care. If we just make a little more effort and spend a little more time on our nails am sure that we'll have beautiful strong nails in no time!!!.

Did you know that your nails could also indicate either good or bad health?. It is stated that your fingernails and toenails can indicate potential problems in other parts of your body as well as provide clues to your overall health, so be sure to always be aware of any changes in your nails. Healthy nails should typically sport a pink hue, but sometimes they may change in tone and texture, signifying a deficiency in certain vitamins, minerals and nutrients. Trust me reading your nails can reveal the state of your health, which actually can become pretty useful in the long run.

-  Protect Your Nails & Keep Them Short:
If you do a lot of work with your hands, you may notice that your nails get damaged easily. It's best to avoid picking difficult things with your nails (soda can tops), and using your nails in replace of tools. For example, you shouldn't try to use your nails as a screwdriver. Keep gloves on when you're doing heavy house and yard work. The shorter your nails are, the stronger they tend to be. If you have really weak nails, cut them down to size and grow them out using techniques to grow strong nails. 

- Diet Tips For Healthy Nails:
To begin your quest for healthy nails, first make a commitment to eating healthier foods, your diet should be well-rounded and contain at least 50 percent fruits and vegetables. This is to ensure that you are obtaining all the essential vitamins and minerals needed for maximum nail growth.You can still enjoy the foods you love but you should make a conscious effort to consume healthy fruits and vegetables, whole-grains, nuts, fish and eggs, among other nail-friendly foods that are high in protein and iron.

- A Lemon Juice Home Remedy For Stronger Nails:
Lemon Juice - Mix equal parts of egg white (one egg), olive oil, and lemon juice in a bowl. Soak your nails in this mixture for about 15 minutes every day. The vitamins and nutrients from the egg white and lemon juice will help strengthen your nails and the olive oil will help moisturize them. The acid in the lemon juice will strip away the shine from your nails but that will come back in no time and your nails will be much stronger. You'll start to see results in two weeks.

 - Keep Your Nails Hydrated:
Rub a small amount of petroleum jelly into your cuticle and the skin surrounding your nails every night before you go to bed or whenever your nails feel dry. Keep a jar in your purse, desk or bedroom drawer, your car etc, anywhere you might need it. Not a fan of petroleum jelly? Substitute castor oil. It’s thick and contains vitamin E which is great for your cuticles. Or head to your kitchen cupboard and grab the olive oil because it also works to moisturize your nails.

-How To Maintain Healthy And Strong Nails:
Apply a good hand cream every time you wash your hands or whenever your hands feel dry to keep your nails from drying out. At bedtime put on the hand cream and then massage a cuticle cream into your cuticles the place where your nails grow out of your fingers, then put on white cotton gloves to lock in moisture. File your nails as they grow, keeping them slightly squared off with rounded corners. This is the strongest shape and is equally attractive and easy to maintain on short and long nails. Also why not research more ways to keep your nails staying strong & healthy.

- Fingernails Care: Do's & Don't:
Do:
1) Keep your fingernails dry and clean.
2) Revitalize fragile nails with a nail strengthening treatment.
3) Trim and file your fingernails regularly.
4) Use a hand moisturizer.
5) Wear rubber gloves whenever you do any housework.
Don't:
1) Ignore any unhealthy nail problems or symptoms.
2) Abuse your fingernails.
3) Expose your nails to household cleansers or harsh chemicals.
4) Bite your nails or pick at your cuticles.
5) Use polish removers with acetone or formaldehyde.

Hope you guys found this blog post not only useful but slightly educational. Before i post a blog post i make sure am researching and looking for the best tips, methods and advice etc for you guys to ensure that you leave my blog feeling inspired and feeling like you've learnt something new :D.

Have a Great Day or Night wherever you are in the world!!!!!! 

Be the 1 to Aspire 2 Inspire....

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Friday, 23 November 2012

Love The Little Things In Life

Hiya People,

Sometimes in life we get so wrapped up in everything that we do, that we forgot to appreciate and love the little things in life such as our health, our family and having clean water, clean clothes, being able to walk and talk the list could go on but my point is, that sometimes we all become so lost in ourselves or in our daily lives that we take the little things in life for granted.


We must note that sometimes the little things in life are actually the things worth holding on to and treasuring. Materialistic goods or products cannot buy you another life, it can't buy you a new family and it cannot buy you good health.

Thursday, 22 November 2012

My Top 6 Youtubers...

Hello There,

Today i wanted to share with you my top six favorite You-Tubers who am currently loving and when i say currently what i mean precisely is the You-Tubers who i feel like I've been drawn to watching and thoroughly enjoying there videos and Channels.

1) Category: Beauty & Fashion   
    YOUTUBER: Riannstar 

I've been loving Riann recently for her fun to watch and amazing videos. Riann is a beauty and fashion youtuber who i feel is a breath of fresh air and a joy to watch. A beautiful young women who creates awesome videos which include makeup tutorials, fashion look-books, hauls, favorites videos etc the list could go on but my point, shes an inspirational youtuber who you should definitely check out.

2) Category: DIY 
    YOUTUBER: AnneorShine

Anne is an amazing youtuber who specializes in all things DIY's, fashion styles and hauls. I've been obsessed with her DIY videos lately because her do it yourself tutorials are creative, relatively simple/fun to make and will save you a lot of money in the long run. She is one of the reasons why i've become so big on DIY lately and shes honestly a gorgeous girl with great videos so please do check out her videos and channel.

3) Category: Health & Lifestyle    
    YOUTUBER: AnnieJaffrey
  
Where shall i start with Annie, well an adorable youtuber with a beautiful outlook on life. A youtuber who i personally feel is very inspiring. Annie makes videos on all things beauty, health, fashion. Her health/lifestyle videos have helped as well as inspired me to start leading a healthier lifestyle which is great. She honestly is an amazing young women both inside and out and its definitely worth checking her channel out.

4) Category: Music 
    YOUTUBERS: Cimorellitheband

Cimorellitheband are a group of six sisters who make videos covering different songs, either songs which they love or which are highly requested by there large fan base. I've honestly been watching these girls since there early days on youtube and have seen them blossom and grow into beautiful young ladies.They have great voices and its quite amazing to think that there all sisters. Go and check out there channel.

5) Category: Food
    YOUTUBER: ByronTalbott  

Byron is an amazing chef on youtube, he creates the most gorgeous food i've ever seen and what makes his videos even more amazing is the fact that he is so down to earth. Warning don't watch his videos whilst hungry because if you do your going to end up feeling even more hungry. His well edited cooking videos are guaranteed to keep you hooked. Definitely check out his videos, you won't be disappointed.

6) Category: Comedy
    YOUTUBER: JLovesMac1

Jarmaine is a funny beauty and fashion youtuber who can always be seen doing funny, hilarious and entertaining things in her videos. The reason why I've enjoyed watching her funny videos is simply due to the fact that she doesn't take herself too seriously as most beauty/fashion guru's on youtube do.Watching her videos always makes my day that much better. Check out her videos and channel, you'll honestly love her.

 Be the 1 to Aspire 2 Inspire...

Hope you guys enjoyed reading my top six favorite youtubers :).. I thoroughly enjoy watching all six youtubers on a regular basis hence the reason i decided to do a blog post based on my favorite Youtubers.

Have a Great Thursday... :D

Channel Links:
1) RiannStar: www.youtube.com/riannstar
2) AnneorShine: www.youtube.com/anneorshine
3) AnnieJaffrey: www.youtube.com/anniejaffrey
4) Cimorellitheband: www.youtube.com/cimorellitheband
5) ByronTalbott: www.youtube.com/byrontalbott
6) JLovesMac1: www.youtube.com/jlovesmac1

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Thursday, 15 November 2012

November Loves: Weheartit Edition


                                 'A Home For Your Inspiration'
Hiya My Lovelies,

Today's post will be very picture orientated as i will be showing you my most favorite images recently found on (Weheartit). I know that I've spoken about 'Weheartit' before and have mentioned it in previous posts but to refresh your memory, 'Weheartit' is a picture site where you can and get to save, organize and share your favorite images with the world.

A picture site where you can group your pictures into 'sets' which is created by you, for example all your fashion related images will be put into the 'Fashion' Folder, all your Quote pictures will be under the 'Quote pictures', folder and all your pretty, fun and random girly pictures could be under a 'Fun and Feminine' folder set and so on.

      Overview of Weheartit:
This Picture site allows you to:   

1) Collect your favorite images

2) Organize the things you love

3) Search your interests 

4) Follow your friends


MY PICTURE GALLERY: 

























Weheartit Links:
http://weheartit.com/VintageVelvets/sets (How I've organized my images into sets)
http://weheartit.com/ (Main site, its free to sign up and fun to explore give it a try)
http://weheartit.com/about (A fun 'About the site' section put together by 'Weheartit')
http://weheartit.com/heart-button (How to get the heart button for your web browser)

Be the 1 to Aspire to Inspire... (Have a Great Morning, Afternoon, Evening or Night wherever you are in the world :)

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Wednesday, 14 November 2012

3 Ways To Stay Active...

Hello There,

Today i want to share with you three simple ways in which you can stay active, which will help your health and save you from unnecessary weight gain. These three tips am about to give you can easily be implemented into your daily lives and if you can do more then brilliant.

However note if you have any health problems make sure you consult your GP, Doctor, Nurse, A Health Professional etc before you take my advise. This is just three simple tips which could help you out in order to stay more active.

1) Take the Stairs not the Lift or Escalator:
Whether your at school, at work, out shopping etc you should always remember that taking the stairs rather than the lift can help you out massively whether you choose to believe it or not. I know sometimes the easier option aka the lift or escalator can make it much easier for you to reach your destination, however it doesn't do anything for your health so next time you feel like taking the lift remember to take the stairs.

2) Workout at least 30 minutes a day:
Most of us have very hectic lives despite our age and working out is the least thing we want to commit to but let me ensure you making this healthy lifestyle change to workout daily will help keep you fighting fit. Your 30 min workout could be devised by you. Why not be your own personal trainer and set up a simple step by step plan in which you can alter as you health levels go up/improve or simply buy a workout DVD.

3) Walk regularly whenever possible:
Walking regularly is very good for our health and is another good way to ensure that we all stay active daily. Taking long or short walks will allow you to become more active without even realizing it. I myself have noticed the benefits of walking because with time you'll prefer to walk over taking public transportation. So give it a try and just watch yourself adapt to a healthier lifestyle choice, trust me you won't regret it.

Be the 1 to Aspire 2 Inspire... 

Hope this Blog post was helpful in changing your outlook on how important it is staying active daily. Have a great day!!! :D

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Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Thank you!!!!! + Big Announcement

Hiya Everyone...

Well today's blog post is based on the fact that i want to say a big thank you to all you lovely people who have visited my blog and have read my blog posts :D. I can't thank you all enough for your amazing support and i have listed below all the countries/places where I've had people visit my blog from all over the world..


Honestly it means a lot to me because this is something which i see myself doing for the rest of my life. As an upcoming young designer i want to get ahead of myself and start blogging in order to get recognised for what i do and to get an early start into this amazing creative & design industry. Please do feel free to comment or talk to me through twitter because i do want to interact with you all, don't be shy :p. If you don't have an account for blogger or twitter its really easy & free to sign up and I'd be thrilled to get a chance to speak to some of my amazing readers :)..


I haven't yet told any one about this bold decision but because you guys have been so amazing by supporting me and by viewing my blog posts and blog in general, i decided to let you know that i actually have created a YouTube channel under the screen name (VintageVelvets) where i will be making videos based on DIY's so you girls can learn how to make your own jewellery, how to revamp & renew old clothes, how to customise/ beautify things, as well as learning how to creatively store your bits and bobs (Storage ideas) etc the list could go on but my channel will be based on all things DIY.
My channel will hopefully and officially launch roughly around the Summer time, (nothing confirmed yet but definitely in 2013 either June/July or in August or sometime in Autumn :D).. So get ready for that and be excited :D.

Also let me know whether you'd all be up for a international giveaway once I've had 50+ countries visit my blog etc :)...

THANK YOU!!!
1) United Kingdom       (Top 2)     
2) United States
          &
3) Canada

4) Sweden

5) Romania

6) Ireland

7) Germany
8) China

9) Mexico

10) Malaysia
11) New Zealand
12) Georgia
13) Poland
14) Russia
15) Hungary
16) Australia
17) France
18) Saudi Arabia
19) Nigeria
20) India
21) Serbia
22) Netherlands
23) Philippines
24) Monaco
25) Turkey
26) Spain
27) Costa Rica
28) Brazil
29) Puerto Rico
30) United Arab Emirates
31) Belgium
32) Croatia
33) Austria
34) Hong Kong
35) Bosnia & Herzegovina
36) Slovakia

37) Thailand
38) Slovenia
39) Jordan
40) South Korea
41) Pakistan
42) Indonesia
43) Egypt
44) Algeria
45) Czech Republic
46) Lebanon
47) Vietnam
48) South Africa
49) Armenia
50) Italy
51) Norway

52) Ukraine
53) Uzbekistan
54) Yemen
55) Denmark
56) Greece
57) Palestinian Territories
58) Dominican Republic
59) Macedonia (FYROM)
60) Latvia
61) Switzerland
62) Portugal
63) Bulgaria
64) Oman
65) Zimbabwe
66) Ecuador
67) Peru
68) Qatar
69) Libya
70) Venezuela
71) Bahrain
72) Finland
73) Trinidad & Tobago
74) Myanmar (Burma)
75) Japan
76) Afghanistan
77) Antigua and Barbuda
78) Reunion
79) Bahamas
80) Guatemala 
81) Chile 
82) Moldova
83) Morocco
84) Somalia
85) Kenya 
{Updated This List On: 14/01/2014 }
                        
Be the 1 to Aspire 2 Inspire...
Have a great Tuesday or Wednesday wherever you are in the world :D..

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