This is my personal idea on how to store and apply Lush soap bars. I cut the soap into thin slices and put them into a beautiful glass bonbonnière (this one I got from my mum). When I take a shower then I just use one of the slices and rub the soap on my body with a sponge. Because the slices are so thin, the soap dissolves quickly and nothing is wasted. Sometimes when I’m in my bathroom, I just open the lid of the bonbonnière to inhale the delicious scent of the soap. My alltime favourite is “Honey I Washed The Kids”. The honey-toffee scent is very sweet and addictive. Next to honey and beeswax the soap also contains aloe, which makes it very suitable for my sensitive skin. “Snowcake” soap is one of my current favourites. The texture is amazing. It is so soft and foamy when applied. It is another sweet scent and smells like marzipan and rose.
What is your favourite Lush soap bar? Which other Lush products can you recommend?
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When it comes to bathroom design, I prefer dark walls, a beautiful bathtub and a big ornate mirror. I would also decorate the room with aromatic candles and something organic like a plant. My absolute nightmare would be a shiny white bathroom with big windows and lots of chrome. However, bathroom design is very personal and if you like it modern and functional, then this might be perfectly okay for you. But seriously, how are you going to relax or follow your beauty routine in such an atmosphere. If you live in a rented apartment, then a big part of the bathroom design will already be given and you might have to cope with ugly tiles or other design mistakes. Still try your best to make it yours; buy a nice set of towels, some elegant accessories like a soap dispenser or shower curtain. You can also display the beautiful flacons of your favourite perfumes, which will serve as a wonderful decorative element. Work with the colours that are given to you and never give up on a room. Sometimes it might just take a little while and something apparently ‘ugly’ can even give a room an edge. There is nothing worse than a sterile and overly perfect designed room.
Dark Bathroom with White Flowers
This picture perfectly captures how I envision the bathroom of my dreams. Dark with ornate details and beautiful white flowers. Now imagine a nice floral scent and you don’t want to leave this room anymore.Picture Source: housetohome.co.uk
This bathroom has kind of a living room atmosphere. Imagine stepping out of the bathtub onto the soft rug and wrapping yourself into a big soft towel. The different floral patterns go perfectly well with each other. Choosing cream and brownish colours together with a deep red, almost aubergine, creates harmony.Picture Source: housetohome.co.uk
Again a nice combination of a dark bathroom with white flowers. Although the design is pretty modern, the choice of colours in combination with the floral pattern prevents the room from looking sterile. It’s also a great idea to use a wallpaper instead of tiles.Picture Source: housetohome.co.uk
Very Berry Bathroom
This is a really girly bathroom with pink walls and accessories, which are skilfully combined with dark wood and soft grey tiles. Just invite your girlfriends, open a bottle of champagne and get ready for the party.Picture Source: housetohome.co.uk
Which one is your favourite? Leave a comment.
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A babydoll refers to a sexy negligee or dress that is short and loose-fitting. Ribbons, ruffles and lace are often attached to the dress. This style became popular after the release of the movie “Baby Doll” in the 1950s. In this movie the actress Carroll Baker portrays a 19-year-old pretty virgin dressed in this specific type of garment. You can either wear a babydoll as sexy lingerie or you can pair a babydoll dress with skinny jeans and high heels. The tight jeans will balance the loose-fitting babydoll. What are your styling ideas?Picture Source: lingeriediva.com
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Whether you want to invite people or just relax, comfortable furniture and a welcoming atmosphere are essential. There is no best way to style your living room. Choosing a design is a very individual decision and it also tells something about your personality. At the moment, I’m into traditional living rooms with dark wooden furniture and light fabrics. It also doesn’t matter if you shop Ikea or expensive antiques; it is more about the love you put into decorating. Although, I would recommend a good mix of inexpensive, exclusive, new and antique items. The following pictures portray traditional living rooms.
Contemporary Living Room
The grey-bluish living room with its beige couch and pink accents is my absolute favourite. I like the idea of gathering around a cosy fireplace. White orchids are among the most elegant flowers for decorations.Picture Source: housetohome.co.uk
Golden Living Room
The atmosphere of this room is very warm and welcoming. Again the fireplace is the focal point of the room and around it a beautiful seating area is built.Picture Source: housetohome.co.uk
Pink Traditional Living Room
This living room is the dream of every girl. Somehow this room makes me imagine a beautiful woman lying on the chaise longue and reading a fashion magazine, while occasionally throwing a glance into the big golden mirror. The cute little suitcase with the pink roses is a gorgeous decorating idea.Picture Source: housetohome.co.uk
Sophisticated Living Room
The tasteful design of this room is very elegant. The skilful mixture of patterns in golden, cream and brownish tints creates an exclusive atmosphere.Picture Source: housetohome.co.uk
Maybe it’s time for a living room makeover. Leave comments if you have design ideas or want to report about your current remodelling projects.
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Animal prints are popular in fashion and common patterns include leopard, tiger and zebra. Ancient societies believed that wearing animal skin will transfer the power of the animal. Animal prints used to be a status symbol when real fur was used. Nowadays, it is usually fake fur or the pattern is printed on different kinds of fabric. This style has always been in fashion, from the 1940s pin-up girls like Bettie Page over the punk rock movement to today. According to stylist Rachel Zoe “You have to have courage to wear leopard”. I would advise to carefully choose a key piece, otherwise it might look cheap. Celebrities also love animal print (see below).
Heidi Klum and Katherine Heigl in Animal PrintPicture source: celebuzz.com
How do you wear animal prints?
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This happy summer issue contains a New Season Catwalk Report (Autumn/Winter 2012). What are the trends for the next season? Graphic prints, art as source of inspiration, British nobility, folklore… This issue also features a big Beauty Guide. My favourites? Definitely the M.A.C Prep + Prime Highlighter and the fragrance Love by Chloé. There are two photo series that I really like. ‘Jouer à la Plage’ shows beautiful retro beach photos. I love the girl with the red hair and voluminous red lips who is wearing beautiful swimwear/lingerie (Rianne ten Haken, see cover). ‘Explore/Explode’ illustrates gorgeous summer dresses in bright colours.
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