Monday, 23 May 2016

Finding My Motivation

It's been a rocky couple of weeks for Forever Styling, my energy hit the floor and the pages are looking a little bare.

I do love my blog though, so to re-find my motivation I began trawling the Internet. It's known that the blogging world is becoming more and more saturated. People wanting to share their passions and post about things they love, which is not necessarily a bad thing!
It means that there are so many more people and blog's to inspire you and help you find your mojo (Austin Powers who..).

Therefore to get myself back into the swing of things I've put together my personal guide to the bloggers I find most inspirational..

So incredibly jealous and admiring of her life, spanning the divide between high street and high end, she has the wardrobe we all want (and need!). Full of beautiful images and inspirational words, In The Frow has been a favourite of mine for years. She covers a great span of genres and writes about everything with such passion that that starts to become infectious! Her blog pushes me to take more time and care over my photographs!


Kristina's wardrobe is my designer wishlist. Kayture is my day dream blog, where I go when I want to believe my life could be full of jet setting and the most incredible wardrobe! She's covered magazines, endless campaigns and has her own book. She is the epitome of blogging success! Kayture pushes my blogging goals to the extreme but she proves they are possible!


Megan's posts are always so open and honest about life, reading her posts I often feel more that I'm listening to a friend than reading from a screen. She does the personal post's in such a way that stops you being shy about it! Combined with beautiful photography and personal shoots this blog is one of my top bookmarked! Wonderful You always makes me realise that personal life posts enhance a blog, motivating me to be more forthcoming with life!


The girl next door of the blogging world, she's the blogger you could imagine being your best friend. I first found her through her fitness posts and those killer abs keep my exercise regime on track (jealousy!). Fashion posts full of super cute outfits and frank chats about life, I head here when I'm looking for daily inspo! She's a wonderful reminder that self confidence is so important!


Rocking serious style her outfits are at the foremost of most of her posts and I don't blame her. I have a serious style crush on this lady. She's so relateable through her writing and the topics she chooses that I can't stop coming back to her blog! Megan makes me realise when I'm stuck in a wardrobe rut, not mixing it up enough and not taking enough risks, so I always end up rethinking and injector some fun!

Who motivates you to do better and/or be your best?

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Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Kylie Jenner Dupe

Recently I've been getting much more into lips! Lipsticks, liners, glosses, tints, there are just so many colours, shades and finishes to choose from that boredom is not possible.

Although I have heard as many, if not more, bad reviews about Kylie Jenners Lip Kits, I still want one! Posie and Mary Jo are the dream, but in the mean time I've been concocting my own mixture to achieve the same look.

I bought Mac's Soar Lipliner on a whim, I had heard lots of bloggers rave about it and although I hadn't even drawn it over my hand, let alone lips, I went for it!
Wonderfully pigmented, it glides on amazingly and leaves a clean matte finish! But I wanted moisture and something extra so one day I decided to pop my Maybelline Liostick over the top and it's perfect and could even be Posey!

Soar Lip Pencil - Mac
Tantalising Taupe, Colour Sensational - Maybelline

Monday, 2 May 2016

May Wish List

May already, where on earth has that come from?! I feel like I've blinked and the last five months have passed me by! But now we're into Spring, and Summer is getting even closer I'm now hoping it will all slow down and the light evenings won't come to an end too quickly!

In honour of the increasing sunshine and temperatures I'm going for pieces that won't leave me running for a jacket but still allow me to get my vitamin D intake!

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

First Impressions: Clinique Skincare

I never used to take an interest in skincare (I hear your gasps), I thought a face wipe, a sweep of toner and a smidge of moisturiser was enough. Yet I still cried when my skin felt like it was slowly dying!

Apart from the occasional intruder, spots were a rare sighting, yet they gradually became more frequent. My skin tone was uneven and red and my pores could practically be seen from space.
I'm using the past tense as although I have only been using these products for a few weeks I can already notice a difference.

It was the most wonderful lady that helped and advised me to go with these products. We chatted to discover what skin type I had and what I felt were my problem areas before she talked me through each product and how they would work on their own and as a collection. I could not fault her service!


Take The Day Off Makeup Remover For Lids, Lashes and Lips is hands down the BEST one I have ever used. I've already caused premature lines over the years around my eyes from excessive rubbing to remove my layers of mascara and eyeliner, yet now not a single rub is needed, the battle is over! Hold it on for a few seconds, swipe and its practically all gone! Take The Day Off Cleansing Milk is also just as powerful and soothing!


I was never certain with a makeup wipe that I had removed not only all my makeup but also the daily dirt and grim that builds up on the skin, but this Liquid Facial Soap ensures that I've got it all. Non drying, I'm no longer racing for my moisturiser yet my face still feels squeaky clean.


Bursting with salicylic acid, the Clarifying Lotion is the last step on the dirt removal road by breaking down dead skin cells, helping to reduce and prevent the build up of black heads.


Super moisturising non greasy lotion, the Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion relieves any tightness my skin might have and leaves a perfect base for makeup to go over!
My only criticism of the whole range is that this moisturiser has a slightly musky smell to it, which isn't offensive in anyway yet isn't as delightful as it could be!


I no longer wake up with dry and itchy eyes! Dark circles are an evil I have suffered with all my life and although they are very much still there, thanks to the All About Eyes Rich, they no longer seem to stand out as much as they used to!


Take The Day Off Makeup Remover For Lids, Lashes and Lips
Take The Day Off Cleansing Milk

Monday, 18 April 2016

Trousers To Wear With Everything

I love a multi functional piece! Although jeans go with absolutely everything, sometimes you want another option, and for me, these trousers are just that!

I wear them with heels, pumps, trainers, jumpers, shirts, camisoles and everything in between!

It's a combination of material, style and fit that puts these on the edge of so many different outfits!

Crop Sleeveless Shirt - Vintage
Monochrome Print Trousers - Stradivarius
Silver Bar Bracelet - Asos
Heeled Sandals - Clarks

Friday, 15 April 2016

Fashion 'Rules' - Black and Blue

Many times I've heard people say black and blue don't go together, they shouldn't be worn, but I'm not entirely sure why. I happen to think this pairing goes pretty well!

There are so many fashion 'rules'/ 'codes' that were invented in a time when individuality wasn't celebrated as often and in 2016 I think these all need to be shown the door!
It's no longer a faux pas wearing clashing prints or block colours and who cares if you match your bags to your shoes.
Own it and just do you!

Interlocking Circles Necklace - Asos
Halter Neck Top - Zara
Skater Skirt - Handmade by Me!
Pointed Leopard Flats - Asos

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Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Wonder Product: Mac Eyeshadow's

I've had these products for a very long time now. I probably should have done a post on these,m when I first got them and they were looking pretty. But, I didn't know then how versatile they were going to be, and how much of a staple item for my makeup bag they would become!

I visited Mac that day hoping for a solution to the orange toned eyebrow products that haunted me and walked away with two ashy toned shadows,that would soon become the item ,that if I could take one thing to a desert island, I would choose!

Not only did they up my eyebrow game tremendously, but on a daily basis, I also use Omega (left) for contouring and Espresso (right) as eyeliner!

Potentially I could save myself staggering amounts on the unneeded eyeliners and contouring kits!
The shadows are super pigmented so a little goes a long way!
I use these everyday and I've probably had them longer than I should but I'm still not at the bottom!

If you like using only a couple of products or you simply just want something new to try then give these eyeshadow ago!