Friday, 31 May 2013

Outfit Of The Day ● Sunglasses and Daisies

 Hello everyone! The sun has finally come out to say "hi!" so I delved into my sunglasses and got out a very summary dress! I didn't trust the weather completely because it felt to good to be true, so I wore tights. I chose this very fun pinafore dress with lots of daisies, which I got recently from New Look. My cropped denim shirt I am wearing with it is from Topshop which I thought complemented the colours really well. For my bottom half I went very black, because I wanted the attention to be on the top half of the outfit. I made sure it wasn't plane however, with these black side buckle boots and some black frilly socks. My sunglasses are from Topshop and came in handy when the sun shined!

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Saturday, 18 May 2013

Outfit Of The Day ▲ Hula In The Cold

Heya! Last week I was back in London for a few days and was out and about doing lots of things. This outfit was one of the ones I put together when the family went bowling for my Granddad's birthday!

The very colourful jumper is from Topshop, which I was very happy I found in the sale. I eyed it up in the summer but thought it was too much money, but since it was reduced I went for it! The skinny midnight blue jean leggings are also from Topshop. They are very stretchy and comfy, great for bowling. The black boots are from Office. I love these because they are revealing at the sides so when you wear funky socks they can be very fun! My bag's from Accessories and is faux leather.

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Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Outfit Of The Day ✖ Ripped and Ragged

 Happy Wednesday! I hope you have all had a good week so far! I have another outfit of the day which I named "Ripped and Ragged". I did this because these fabulous dungarees I am wearing have a plate reading RAGGED and I am also wearing a ripped jumper, so I thought it was fitting! Both of these items of clothing are from Ragged Priest at Topshop. It is still cold so I paired them with some plane black tights and some simple yet funky black boots, from Office, because I didn't want the attention of the outfit to be taken away by the shoes. I love these shoes because when you were funky socks you can see them very well!My rings, from left to right, is a midi ring from Topshop, Swarovski ring from my mum, then it is another midi ring from Topshop and lastly a golden ring from New Look.

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Tuesday, 14 May 2013

My Dental Care Routine

Recently I went to dentist for the first time in well over a year, so I would quite worried about what they were going to say about my teeth! Everytime I go there they tell me that I need to floss more .

Tooth Paste

My latest tooth paste that I have been using for both morning and evening, is some good old Baking Soda Toothpaste. Reading through beauty blogs and watch beauty videos, I had been seeing a lot of people using baking soda to make their teeth whiter. I told my mum about it and she said that baking soda tooth paste exists, which is better than just using baking soda.The last time she went to England, she picked up two different types of Baking Soda Toothpaste, "Advance White" and "Enamel Care". 

When I first started brushing my teeth with these only used the "Enamel Care" morning and evening for a week, because I thought that restoring the surface enamel on my teeth sounded quite nice! After that week I know switch it up by sometimes using "Advance White" in the morning and "Enamel Care" at night, or "Advance White" in the morning and "Enamel Care" at night!

I do see an obvious difference from past toothpaste I have used. The first is that my teeth feel healthier. I used to eat ice cream and my back teeth would hurt a little, but now their is virtually no pain. The second difference is mouth in general feels a lot nicer. My gums feel very healthy and refreshing mint taste stays in my mouth longer than usual. Lastly, I feel that my teeth look a lot whiter and stayed like that consistently, whereas other toothpaste whiteners ware off after a day. I have been using a combination of these two toothpastes for a while now and I am very happy with them.

Extra Cleaning

Flossing really gets into your gums and removes any dirt that shouldn't be there. When it comes down to flossing, I use "Oral-B Untrafloos". I like this on in particular because it is a lot softer than other dental floss's I have tried. Some are only plastic which I makes my gums very sore, but this ones a little lighter and works well for me. 

When I started flossing my gums would bleed a lot, and they would swell up and hurt. I would avoid doing it again because of the pain, so in the end hardly ever did it, but ever since my dentist said I really should start doing it more I've tried again. The first few times really hurt, but my dentist said the more you do it, the less it will bleed. Over time it has become a lot less painful and bleeds less. 

The first thing I do is take roughly 30cm of floss which is indicated on the floss itself. I then roll it around my pointing finger until 3cm or 4cm is free and use that little bit to floss my teeth. When that part of floss is getting old, I roll up another three or four centimetres and start using that part, and so on. I do this until i've gone into all of the teeth gaps in my mouth. I try to do it every day, but I usually do it ever other.

Tooth Picks:
An alternative to flossing in dental tooth picks. Unlike the flossing, they don't get into your gums, but they do push out bit of muck that have gotten stuck between your teeth. The ones I am using at the moment, are from Hema, which is the equivalent to Boots toothpicks. They work just as well as any other brand. The shape of the tooth pick is made so it fits perfectly between your gum and teeth.

When I started using them they hurt, just like the flossing! The only way they stop hurting is if you use them on a regular bases, so after a few weeks I didn't feel that much pain at all. Sometimes when I either push to hard or slightly in the wrong direction it bleeds because it cuts the gums, but usually this doesn't happen.

When I use these toothpicks I need two, one for the bottom teeth and one for the top. Both ends are the same shape, so when one end gets old I swap. I push into the gap between each tooth three times, which makes sure all the muck comes out. I do this to every single gap in my mouth. I feel like it does clean my teeth, because it gets into the areas where your toothbrush can not. 

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Outfit Of The Day ● No Diggity

Hey everyone! Here's another Outfit of the Day, that I've named "No Diggity" because I can't stop listening to that song at the moment.

The sun has been shining however it's still a little chilly so I wore my midnight blue silk trousers from Motel, and paired it with my short sheer shirt from Topshop. I've been waiting to wear this all winter so I'm happy I can! I threw on my Creepers because the colour matched the shirt, and on top I chucked on my tie dye denim jacket from Ragged Priest!

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