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Multichoice Care More

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Hi ladies,As previously mentioned I am currently involved with an non-profit organisation who are for women in crisis pregnancies. We are in desperate need of funds to continue our work. It would be MOST appreciated if you nominated our centre in the Multichoice Care More competition. You can visit our site Seasons Crisis Pregnancy Centre. You can enter online at: http://www.multichoice.co.za/



Long Time No Blog Post ;)

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Here There :)WOW!! Its been forever since I have made a decent post. Its shocking :( Life has been so busy for me lately with lots of new and exciting projects that I've been involved in. The most recent, being my involvement in the realm of Non-Profit Organisations. The organisation I am currently volunteering at and in the process of raising funds for is Seasons Crisis Pregnancy Centre. Along



Blogger Blast

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I recently came across the blog Positively Present and have been addicted ever since!!! As you all have noticed I've been very sporadic in posing and pretty much disappeared for the most part for a number of reasons but this gem of a site deserves a mention!! So I highly recommend that you head on over and take a look through the archives.



Merry Christmas Everyone

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How to pick yourself back up after an unexpected setback

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www.weheartit.comAs the lyrics from the song Collide by Howie day, "even the best fall down sometimes". As someone who rarely fails and always manages to achieve her goals I have recently suffered a setback. But more than that its the humiliation and the embarrassment that is haunting me the most. I am someone who has a tendency to beat myself up about things that don't work out. So, I'm trying



Window Shopping

2011-08-20T10:00:49.476-07:00

While on this side of the world we are entering summer, most of you on the other side are bracing for colder weather. Whilst browsing Ruche and Modcloth I have my eye on these amazing items:



Visual Inspiration

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Here is some visual inspiration:ImageImageImageImageHave an inspirational day :)



Getting to know you

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With recent events in my life, things have been a bit rough for me. That saying, "what doesn't kill you, only makes you stronger" is rather a frustrating concept for me right now because I'm not dead yet but I sure am tired of "getting stronger". But on the up side of these down times one comes to many realization and one of them that has occurred to me is the fact that I need to be more decisive



Book Club - Twenties Girl

2011-08-20T10:00:49.476-07:00

I would like to start out by saying thank you very much to all my lovely readers for being so patient. I do apologize for being MIA for the past few weeks. Its been a bit of a tough time for me, hopefully the worst is over and things can and will only get better from here on out.For this months book club I would like to introduce you to the novel that has been keeping me company for the past two



*qUoTeD*

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**Sprinkling a little bit of sunshine into your day and hoping all your dreams come true**



Better Days

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Just a note to say thank you to all you lovely ladies for your comments and support. I've had a bit of a rough week but to day is a bit of a better say and I'm really trying to pick myself back up again. If only every time life hands you lemons you could pack a bag and fly off to somewhere great and have an amazing holiday from your life for a week, wouldn't it be great if that was the way that



Personal Position

2011-08-20T10:00:49.477-07:00

I've had a little bit of a personal set back of late that has me really confused and upset and questioning a lot of things. I'm really at a bit of a loss right now as to where I should be going to from here. I'm ask all you lovely ladies out there to give me a bit of advice right now on how to put myself back together.



Study Central

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I am crazy busy with studies at the moment and all of my assignments are due by the end of next month and I have 6 to do!!!! All of them essay assignments and research projects, sigh.So, my mind is mostly in the books for the moment and here are a few tips and tricks for those busy study periods: - make sure you have enough space, a large table where you can stretch out and makes piles is my 



*qUoTeD*

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Five Rules To Live By

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I'm not 100% sure where I got this list from but its just too special not to share :)1.) A Little Pain Never Hurt AnybodyThe moment I stop fearing and resisting it, the pain changes. It becomes smaller, more manageable and docile.2.) Sunscreen is for necks and chest, not just facesI remind myself daily that  its never too late to apply a protective layer of integrity to parts of my life I've



*qUoTeD*

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Places I'd Like To See

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ParisTuscanyIbizaVancouverSpainGreeceThailandJust to name a few..... I'd love to buy one of those round the world tickets for 6 months and just travel :)



Winter Wardrobe Quintessential’s

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The long sleeve top – this for me a basic that one can't get by without, excellent for layering or wearing alone they come in various lengths as well as prints. Various necklines are also available as well as the handy ¾ sleeve which I quite like at times, especially while I am studying. The basic jersey – this is typically a v-neck sweater with long sleeves in a plain colour and a simple texture



June Baby

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As a June Baby there are ups and downs, one up being that I get presents every six months or so, hehe, a downside is that it is in the winter holidays so everyone usually goes on holiday and so no one is around to celebrate with me :(For the month of June this is what I plan to accomplish:Get my research project done and dustedThis my very first research article I have ever done and it is very



*qUoTeD*

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Image Have an inspirational day :)



Things that brighten my day

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wearing candy coloured nail polisheating chocolatefiller coffee first thing in the morningscented candlesbright lipstickfresh flowersreading blogsmy boyfriends voice polka dot anythingmusicfresh airbirds chirpinggoing for walksreading 



List Love

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ImageAlmost everyone I know loves list. Their uses are endless, from function to fun!As many of you, I purchased "A Year in Yes" calendar and have loved the quotes, pictures, witty comments, and of course.......THE LISTS :)So, as a fun activity I am going share my "Yes list" with all of you, so check back each week to see what's on my list.



Online browsing: Ruche

2011-08-20T10:00:49.479-07:00

As some of you know by now I am a total fan of Ruche!! I ADORE their and am super bummed that with shipping and taxes I can't afford to order any of their stuff, sniff sniff. I am in LOVE with this bag!! It definitely on my birthday wishlist for next month! Disclaimer: Please note, I am in no way affiliated with Ruche and any and all post are of my own opinion and choice. Times like these are



*qUoTeD*

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Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes- Mahatma Gandi



New Look

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I thought it was time for a change. This amazing new look is all thanks to A of The Glamourous Grad Student who knew what I wanted when I didn't, hehe. What do you lovely ladies think of the new look?Leave your comments.



Professional Makeup Tips

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Image Here are a few professional make up tips I picked up recently when I was a model for a makeup course:do your eye makeup first to avoid spillage of the colour onto your foundation area under the eyefor a flawless eye shadow application that lasts all day apply a reasonable amount of foundation to the lid from lash line to brow, using a brush so that the area is the same colour as the rest



Dealing with a crisis

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ImageWe have all been in the situation where a friend calls us up in tears and asks for our help. Whether it be that they broke up with their boyfriend or their parents are getting divorced to they are being retrenched, its a situation we know well.What do you do, what do you say? How do you help them deal with the crisis. We all want to say and the right thing and solve the problem but sometimes



Online browsing

2011-08-20T10:00:49.480-07:00

Unfortunately because of the astronomical exchange rate, taxes and shipping I can't shop online at some of my favourite stores but that doesn't stop me from browsing!Here are a few things I spotted today that are oh so cute: All these items are from Russe and if you live in the US their prices are not bad and the stuff is so cute and original.What are some of your favourite places to window shop



Spoilt Brat

2011-08-20T10:00:49.480-07:00

Hello to all you lovely readers,I do apologize for my lengthy break in posts and my generally sporadic postings these past few months, life in general has been pretty crazy. As for the this recent break - firstly my silly internet provider cut me off and secondly I was whisked away for weekend of luxury :)I stayed on a Golf course in George which is on the picturesque garden route in 3 bedroom



The Best Possible Taste

2011-08-20T10:00:49.480-07:00

Guest Post book review from the lovely Anisha. Visit her at Live Life Deeply. Sam O‘Reilly‘s novel ‘The Best Possible Taste‘ is centred around main character Stephen Beckett: the 41 year-old owner of the chic organic restaurant ‘Earthsea‘ on the shore of Brighton and happily married father of two children. But wait - no!We soon have to learn that Stephen‘s project with his best friend Vinny is



13 Beauty Buys Every Woman Should Own

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- Glamour MagazineFoundation in the perfect shadeThe correct concealerBlack mascaraA rosy blushA nude polish to match everythingA brow pencilLash curlersPerfect pink lipstickEye creamDay cream with SPFA body scrubA hair treatment maskHeat protection spray for your hairJust thought I would share this super list with you :)*eLLa*



*qUoTeD*

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"Its not easy to find happiness within ourselves, but it is not possible to find it elsewhere."



2010 Soccer Must See Destinations- Moyo

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Moyo StellenboschMoyo is not just a restaurant but an experience. It is a glimpse into the vibrant, African culture that not even I as a South African full understand or comprehend. From the decor to the food you are enveloped into a unique cultural world of dance, music, and traditions.When you walk in you are greeted by ladies in full traditional gear and accompanied to your seats. Depending on



How To Tackle A Major Wardrobe Makeover - Part Two

2011-08-20T10:00:49.481-07:00

In my own wardrobe makeover I have discovered the following things:I have out grown my current wardrobe (figuratively) My taste in clothes have changedMy needs are differentMy life is a lot more multi-purposeAfter looking through my own sources of inspiration, a large amount which actually came from observing the clients I deal with on a day to day basis at the boutique I work at, and noting what



Cute Conversation

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Learning to Love Yourself

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I found this really great article on Article Alley and thought I would share it with you. Have you ever looked at people in your life, or even complete strangers on the street, and wondered why they are always so happy, and what you can do to be happy like them? All of us at one time or another feel the need to be more excited about our lives and more satisfied with ourselves. Happiness starts



**hApPy eAsTeR**

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HAPPY EASTER EVERYBODY*eLLa*



*qUoTeD*

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weheartitI do apologize for the lack of post this week! Been having a lot of trouble with my internet provider and haven't really had any internet access lately. I will definitely make it up to you this coming week!!Hope you all having a fabulous Easter Weekend and are indulging in loads of chocolate :)*eLLa* 



Change is as good as a holiday

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They say that change is as good as a holiday and I have been feeling rather bleh about myself and my general look and am desperately in need of a new haircut which I am sure will brighten my current look and feeling. So, I enlisted the help of google image search and found a few inspiring pictures: What do you think? Which is your favourite? Have you recently had a haircut? Leave a comment :)*



Distance Learning - study tips

2011-08-20T10:00:49.482-07:00

For those of you who were not aware, I am completing my current year of studies via distance learning. We have a really awesome University here called UNISA through whom you can do almost any degree you like. While, in my opinion, it takes a certain type of temperament for distance learning anyone can do it as long as you are dedicated and have a lot of self-discipline. Theses are tips and tricks



*qUoTeD*

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*eLLa*



Oh So Heavenly - Pamper Me

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Quite a while ago I wrote a post on how to give yourself the ultimate pedicure. Since then one of my favourite product lines "Oh So Heavenly" put out a brand new range of pedicure products called "Pamper Me". They also had a foot spa range with exfoliation products ect which I used before with great results but this new range is specifically designed to be "Pedi-Perfect" and comes in the cutest



Fun and fabulous fashion and beauty

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Embrace the fact that white is becoming a new evening colour and switch your LBD for a LWDFind a signature accessory and stand out from the crowdTry out the new plait hairstyles that celebrities are rocking on the red carpet these daysWhether it is getting warmer or getting colder on your side of the earth switch up your look by pairing feminine dresses with masculine boots for a fresh new



*qUoTeD*

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*eLLa*



ModCloth moment

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As always I found a myriad of things on ModCloth that i am lusting after. Here are my favourite picks:What are you lusting after these days?*eLLa*



Book Club - Guest Review of The Time Traveler's Wife

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This months book club review is by the lovely Luinae of More Magic AlwaysOverall Review: 4.5/5The Time Traveller’s Wife is a beautiful and romantic love story that spans the years, pushes boundaries, and tests the foundations of love. It is complicated at first, but soon becomes so hard to put down, as it takes you on a rollercoaster ride of one couples love. I believe one of the reasons I



March Mantra

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My mantra for the month is RESPECT.Therefore I will show respect by: - taking the time to learn about my body and the amazing vehicle that it it - speaking my mind - by not letting people walk all over me - by scheduling "ME" time and switching off my phone, IM and shutting my door or going out alone - taking time to pamper myself - by looking my best each and every day - listening to those



Wednesday Wishlist

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Wednesday Wishlist by **eLLa** featuring Joie topsThis month the wishlist is a little small but ever as important as always :) 1.) My camera is in a state of disrepair :( and I would LOVE to get a new one2.) I am on the hunt for the perfect blue/turquoise colour handbag, not sure on the style just the colour scheme3.) I desperately need a new cellphone, mine is fading fast and I have had my eye



*qUoTeD*

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Visual Inspiration - Decor8

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Since moving into my flat I have been saving up and working on getting some really great pieces for my apartment and where better to look for inspiration than Decor8:Be sure to check Decor8 out for some great visual eye candy and interior inspiration :)*eLLa* 



How To Tackle A Major Wardrobe Makeover - Part One

2011-08-20T10:00:49.484-07:00

A lot of my wardrobe over the years has been supplied by my mother over the years and since she was never taught the art of compiling a wardrobe, bless her, shopping was always a haphazard affair of randomly bought pieces that never quite fit together. As I got older I always craved a well put together wardrobe and look but didn't know how to go about it. Since discovering the world of blogging



Long Distance Relationships

2011-08-20T10:00:49.484-07:00

I have been in a long distance relationship with my boyfriend for more years than I can count! I won't sugar-coat it for you - it's not easy, and there may be times where you just want to call it quits. I wouldn't advise you to get yourself into this situation unless there's absolutely no viable alternative; and you shouldn't even consider it if your relationship is still quite young! Distance



How was your day.......

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A quick peak into my day....... :)How was your day?*eLLa*



Romantic Movies for the Chick Flick Hater

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Guest Post for the Valentines Day Blog Carnival by Vanessa of Chicken Soup for the Dorky SoulI have never seen The Notebook. I know some of you are flailing around in confusion at that statement, but it's true. In fact, I never want to see it. There are few things that make me feel more like vomiting than a gooshy, squishy, girly movie. I can't stand when the guy loses the girl and then in a



Lesson in love from “The Break-Up”

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Guest post for the Valentines Day Blog Carnival by the lovely A of The Glamourous Grad Student.The Break-Up, with Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn, was on TV today. It starts out so cute, with the opening-credits montage of "happy times" photos. Then the relationship implodes so catastrophically it's hard to take it seriously. You want to slap these people with a really big fish...Brooke: What



Happy Valentines Day

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Happy Valentines day :) Hope you are having a fabulous day with your loved ones whether it be your boyfriend or your best friend.*hugs*eLLa



How To Get Over A Break Up

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Guest Post entry for Valentine's Day Carnival by the every lovely Sarah Von of Yes and Yes.From reading your blog, I know that you recently went through a bad break up, and I'm currently in that situation. While it's not bad in the sense that we're not talking and hate each other, it's bad in the sense that it hurts every second of every day, and as much as I would rather be with him, he decided



Women want all this, and not just on the 14th of February

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Guest Post from the lovely Alexandra of The Tell Tale BlogI'm not a fan of Valentine's Day. I don't really like candy, let alone the kitschy heart-shaped kind, wrapped in horrible pink paper, I don't like the red+pink combo, and I hate pre-made Hallmark cards featuring a teddy bear imploring whoever to be his Valentine. V-Day… to quote the endless fountain of wisdom that is Kramer, "frankly, it



Celebrate Your Love!

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ImageBlog Carnival entry from the lovely Kim of the beautiful Dream.Delight.Inspire Whether you are single or in a relationship, Valentine's Day will no doubt have an effect on you every year. Magazines hit you with lingerie spreads, telling you that in order to make your man happy you need to spend at least $200 on the latest lace and ribbon underwear set, bright red ruffled garter and thigh



Ask me anything

2011-08-20T10:00:49.486-07:00

Now is your chance to ask me anything you ever wanted to. Just click here or type you question in the box in thr right hand column and I will answer all and any questions you have ever wanted to know about me anonymously :)Looking forward to hearing from you!*eLLa* 



Unconditional Self Love - Be Your Own Valentine

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Blog Carnival entry from Kylie - her blog Hyseria, is fabulous and full of really great posts that are both and fun and thought provoking.I'm always confused by women who get depressed if they happen to be spending Valentine's Day without a date. Why?! I say, celebrate your singlehood! Be proud that you don't need to be attached to another half to feel whole! Be grateful that you have time to



Valentines Day Blog Carnival Begins

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Today is the start of the Valentines Day Blog Carnival. While I was somewhat disappointed with the lack of submissions those who did wrote some really awesome stuff :) So check back every second day to see them.



Outfit inspirations

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I have in the past always been a bit shy about letting out some pf my really taste in clothing and since my mom and sister always had the same taste and I was the "odd one out" so to speak they would buy a lot of my clothes. However, in the last few years I have more and more started to buy my own stuff and wear outfits that are me. In my last post I discussed my new showing approach and have



Book Club - Guest Review of Confessions of a Shopaholic

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For this months Book Club the lovely Leia of HiFashion reviewed the Confessions of a Shopaholic Book series:Book: Confessions of a ShopaholicAuthor: Sophie KinsellaGenre: Chick-litOverall review: 3/5 starsConfessions of a Shopaholic is witty, fun, and impossible to put down! It is best suited to women of all ages - preferably those who love to shop. It may teach you a thing or two about getting



*qUoTeD*

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Have a fabulous day and don't forget to get your entries in for the latest Blog Carnival and remember part of your entry is to tell your readers that you are participating so that everyone has a chance to enter. Let everyone participate :)*eLLa*



Shopping Mantra for 2010

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weheartit.comI have been somewhat frustrated with my wardrobe for some time now. I really feel that the pieces I have are not congruent with the person that I am and want to present to the world. And while a whole new wardrobe and shopping spree would seem to be the answer I believe that in order to achieve my goal I need a solid plan that will allow me to build a new wardrobe over time.Thus this



If I had a ModCloth Wardrobe

2011-08-20T10:00:49.487-07:00

I absolutely adore ModCloth but alas because of ridiculous exchange rates as well as shipping and taxes I can't afford to buy anything off their website :( But if i could here is what I would get:What are you currently lusting over?Don't forget to enter the Valentine's Blog Carnival and to put a link up if you going to take part so all the lovely bloggers out there can have a chance to enter.*



Quoted

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Have a fabulous day ladies and don't forget to check out HiFashion's new online blog shop. All *eLLa iNsPiReD* readers get 10% everything with the code HF25 so be sure to pop round and take a look at it, there is some great stuff :)*eLLa*PS. If you are taking part in the latest Blog Carnival don't forget to mention it on your blog so your readers have a chance to enter too!!



Valentines Day Blog Carnival

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Theme: Valentines DayTime: 10AM (Time zone +2:00)Date: 8 - 21st of February 2010 (the week preceding Valentines and the week after)Place: *eLLa* inspiredInvited: EVERYONEAfter the success of Decembers Blog Carnival its time for another one! I got loads of positive feedback and many were disappointed as to not knowing about it as they wanted to enter. So, this time its going to work a little



Audience Participation

2011-08-20T10:00:49.488-07:00

Calling on all readers!!!I've got two projects on the go that require you in order to work :)Number one: Valentines Day Themed Blog CarnivalYAY/NAYNumber two: Book ClubYou might remember a while that I started an Amazon Shop as a way to express my love of reading and suggest books to all of you. Now I would like to have a monthly book club where readers submit a review of their favourite book/s



Wednesday Wishlist

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Wednesday Wishlist 11_01 by **eLLa** featuring Christian Louboutin shoesTo start the new year off these are the items that I am currently keeping a lookout for:1.) A new pair of sunglasses - I left my old ones in a dressing room while shopping:(2.) A new signature scent - I have always just used what I happen to get as a present so this year I want to get my very own perfume3.) A new bikini - as



Ladies of the Blogisphere - Zephyr

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Rounding off the series we take a look at the lovely Zephyr of College Fashion and find out the inspiration behind her ever popular blog. From it being one of the very first blogs I started reading to watching it grown and take on a staff or writers it is an honours to have her featured here.INTRODUCTIONName: ZephyrAge: 22Home town: I'm originally from Cape Cod, MA, but now reside in Boston,



Book Club

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The latest edition to the *eLLa iNsPiReD* book store is the fabulous: How to walk in high heels by Camilla Morton.imageAn absolute must have for all women and young ladies its filled with fabulous tips and tricks from how to walk in high heels to how make small talk to changing a light bulb. There isn't anything that the modern women needs to know that isn't in this handy little hardcover.Click



Domestic Goddess

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Housekeeping checklist   Got this adorable list from a book of my sisters, not sure what it was called but since I've moved back into my own place it has become quite useful once again.Once a day _ Bed: Make it._ Phone: Charge it._ Laundry: Dirty – bin it; clean – put it away._ Windows and curtains: Open and air room._ Cushions: Plump. _ Write "to do" list: Grocery store, errands ect._ Tissues,



ASK *ELLA* - Blogging tips and tricks

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A while back I was contacted by a reader who was starting her own blog and wanted some tips. So while I still feel like a novice 99.9% of the time, even though I have been blogging just shy of a year, I sent her the following tips:DEDICATION – is very important. Blogging is going to take a lot of your time and you have to be dedicated and willing to work hard. THEME – choosing the right "theme"



*sTuMbLeD* - nEw YeArS eDiTiOn

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Here are some of my favourite New Years blog post and projects to take part in:Love 365 is an amazing project by the lovely Vanessa of Chicken Soup for the Dorky SoulM.Y.L.A on Charade is a great way to start your year and live it to the fullestContribute something to City Chic and put your town/city on the mapGet your creative juices flowing and think about your contribution to my Blog Carnival



Goals for 2010 - Starting with myself

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pictureAs the New Year signals "a clean slate" so to speak it is a good time to start deciding what you would like to achieve. While I personally have so many things that I want to do this year it has resulted in somewhat of a confusion in my mind as to how I am going to be able to do everything and when I am going to get everything done. Also in true me style the year has scarcely begun and I



Things to do in the New Year

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pictureTake part in LOVE 365..........an awesome idea, Im going to :)Start Project 365 and document a year in your lifeSet yourself up for success this year by seting yourself goals instead of resolutions Decide on a new signature beauty item for the year ahead, a new scent, lipstick colour, nail polish or jewelry itemSet your desktop background or frame your favourite photo of yourself to remind



*qUoTeD*

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Happy New Year  - Make it a good one!



15 Things Every Woman Should Own

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Author: LuinaeBlog: More Magic AlwaysDate: 23 AugustWhile I am not quite a girl, but not yet a woman- I am a young adult. Lately, between all of my travel, back to school shopping, style posts, I've been giving some thought to what it means to be a woman in the 21st century. And not a ditzy, perfume wearing, shopaholic, clubbing woman. I'm talking about about an empowered woman. She is confident,



Landing your dream job – Part One

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- Part of the Money Talks SeriesIt's all very well and good to have all the knowledge on where to bank and how to invest but in order to put these valuable principles into practice you need to have money. So, in today's edition of Money Talks we will be dealing with job hunting, how to get one, how to keep it and your rights and benefits. As such, this post is divided into three parts:The ins and



Everyday Makeup - basics

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Author: LeiaBlog: HifashionDate: 14 FebruaryI'm definitely not a make-up expert, but for me, looking natural is most important. I thought I would share some of my tips and tricks to achieve an everyday, natural look.1.) Prep the skinMy skin is naturally very dry, so moisturizing it is always my first step. I read once that everything you put on your skin is absorbed by it, and the chemicals in



More Magic Always Defines Beauty

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Author: LuinaeBlog: More Magic AlwaysDate: 9 NovemberI have long wanted to write my own definition of beautiful. So, here we go! This is what I, and not society, thinks makes a beautiful woman today.To be frank, I'm fed up with being told what beautiful is. I don't want to hear one more time that being tan makes you look prettier- it has nothing to do with how "beautiful" you are. I am not 6 foot



Next Blog Carnival

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 we heart itI have received loads of feedback regarding this months Blog Carnival and lots of people expressed disappointment at not knowing about it as they really wanted to enter. While this one has taught me a lot and has not been without its glitches from my side which I do sincerely apologise for, I am really keen to host another!Please vote for the next Carnival Theme by leaving a comment:1



YOU CAN

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THIS IS TO REMIND YOU OF THATTRUSTING CHILD INSIDE YOUWHO LEARNED A LONG TIME AGOTHAT YOU HAVE TO FALL AFEW TIMES BEFORE YOU CAN WALK.THIS IS TO HELP YOUREMEMBER THE LIGHT-HEARTED,LAND-ON-YOUR-FEET SPIRITTHAT'S WITHIN YOU, AND THENEVER-GIVE-UP PRIZEFIGHTER YOUCAN BE WHEN YOU WANT TO.THIS IS TO TELL YOUTHAT YOU'VE GOT WHAT IT TAKES -IT'S BEEN IN YOU ALL ALONG,JUST WAITINGFOR YOU TO BELIEVE



Merry Christmas

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Merry Christmas Ladies!Hope you had a fabulous Christmas Eve and DayHope you were spolit rotten and ate loads of fabulous food.*eLLa*



Life Lessons From University

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Author: DawnBlog: A dress & A bike  Date: 26 AugustI graduated yesterday after four long years of study and fun in university. The speeches were long-winded and referenced the recession a bit too frequently. Lots of standing around, clapping and shaking hands… but at the same time, it was good to receive my parchment with my degree, watch the pomp of the PhD graduation and receive some



Flaunt your Favourite Feature

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Author: Luinae Blog: More Magic AlwaysDate: 12 AugustInstead of trying to cake on tons of makeup, copy the look of your best friend, or mimic what you see in a magazine, why don't you play up your favourite feature? Do you want to enhance your gorgeous green eyes, flawless charcoal skin, or sculpted cheekbones? Decide what feature is your favourite, or what people compliment you on the most, and



The 20’s = Puberty for the mind

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Author: LindaBlog: Celluloid GeekDate: 10 MayI thought the teen years were awkward, but it seems like puberty has an equally blundering and self-conscious sibling known as the 20s.Rather than growth spurts, hair in new places, and manic sexual urges you have new ideas about the world, self-reflection and a never-ending quest to find our destined path/job/lover/life and I find this new stage



How to change your perception

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Author: Kim Blog: Mermaid in a manholeDate: 11 JuneTo change your life you must first change the way you perceive the world. Putting a positive slant on the way you view things can change your life for the better and even alter the way you see the past. Your own perception is your reality and you can choose how you view the world.But how?♥ Start making the positives stand out more in your mind



Sienna Miller – Star Style

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Author: RachelBlog: The Readhead FashionistaDate: 22 SeptemberContinuing on with the reader requested star style posts...Today we have Sienna Miller!A great coat and a heavy scarf are always nice items to have when the weather gets cold! While out in London, Sienna wears a plaid coat and carries a Tod's bag.She was spotted at the airport wearing a scarf, Earnest Sewn jeans, a printed top, and a



Makeup For All Occasions

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Author: LuinaeBlog: More Magic AlwaysDate: 17 OctoberAre you still holding onto that old, melted lipstick? Well, first of all THROW IT OUT and then read this post to find out the expiry dates on your makeup. And then find out what you really need. Forget all that old makeup you have taking up drawer space and get some new products for all the things you do!If you're working with little kids………..



How To Wear Hats

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Author: HarrietBlog: Where is hariette?Date: 15 AprilSince my trip to the Stephen Jones Hat exhibition last week I've been thinking a lot about hats. Not so very long ago it was considered quite scandalous to be seen out without a hat, and while I'm (obviously) all for the freedom to wear whatever you want to wear, I'm also a bit sad because it feels like now it's very difficult to wear hats, if



The Lazy Girls Guide To Good Health

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Author: LeiaBlog: HiFashionDate: 11 JuneAs I've mentioned before, I am not a sporty girl. When my friends get excited about sports, running, and other physical activities (such as ice skating - I'm looking at you, Sherin!) I prefer to sit on the sidelines. Luckily, I've always had a slim frame and felt I didn't need to exercise to stay fit, but of course I was wrong: even naturally slim girls



Capsule Wardrobe – How much?

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Author: Dawn  Blog: A dress & A bike Date: 14 SeptemberFollowing on from Jane's Capsule Wardrobe Challenge in which I participated in the beginning of October I have had a number of thoughts about the viability of a capsule wardrobe in my life.How many clothes are enough in a capsule wardrobe?  As a student, my daily routine entails attending class, reading in the library, having a few drinks or



Learning to center yourself

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During those times when you are crazy busy or things are just too much for you to deal what do you do to cope? When you are stressed or worried about things what do you do to help yourself deal? How do you quell those anxiety ridden moments or periods in your life? What do you do to center yourself and return to who you are and not let the situation or feels overtake you?Here are a few things



Positive Affirmations

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For a while now I have had the thought in the back of my mind that I need to make myself an affirmation board filled with positive and encouraging words, statements and pictures that I can look at each and everyday as I leave the house. To start the process I have jotted down a few affirmations to start with, they include both things that I want to achieve now and for the future, while they are a



Vanessa Hudgens – Star Style

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Author: RachelBlog: The Redhead FashionistaDate: 9 SeptemberSince the last celebrity style post was about one Disney star, Ashley Tisdale, I figured I would continue on with the other Disney star that was requested. Vanessa Hudgens is another lady whose style some of you love.Whether she's sporting a casual, laid-back look while out and about or all dressed up on the red carpet, Vanessa always



How To Stay Safe On A Night Out

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Author: Sherin & LeiaBlog: HiFashionDate: 7 MayWe've all heard stories of nights out gone horribly wrong for girls. There are always stories of women getting attacked, but it's no reason not to go out and enjoy yourself.There are lots of small things you can do on a night out to stay safe, but still have a lot of fun.Know your limits:You should know how much alcohol you can handle before you're



Stylishly Packing For A Romantic Weekend Away

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Author: ABlog: The Glamourous Grad Student Date: 1 OctoberPacking for a romantic weekend away is, I think, all about nice textures. Stylish comfort is key. Weekends away with your love are not the time for high-maintenance glam, as the point is to spend less time in the bathroom or in front of a full-length mirror and more time with him or her.Bring one pair of high heels and one pair of cute