Rat and Boa ‘Confessions of a Wildflower’ S/S17 Collection.¬†

Rat and Boa are due to launch their latest S/S Collection next week – ‘Confessions of a Wildflower’. No doubt it’ll be another sell-out collection, with fashionista fans setting their alarms to get their hands on everything they can fit in their basket. 

“The collection features luxurious fabrics, feminine details, and a hint of decadence” 

I love how Rat and Boa have gone more feminine with this collection, the florals and grills and delicate fabrics are beautiful and perfect for summer evenings. 

We’ve had a sneak peak on Instagram and I LOVE it. The styling and backdrops of the images makes it all the more amazing for me. 


The last 4 images are my favourites from the collection, but I really love all of the pieces. 

Will you be setting your alarm to get your hands on any of these garments? Which is your favourite? 

Hels

@heliemac1 

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Breakfast Smoothie Recipe

Good morning! 

I’ve recently celebrated my 21st birthday and one of the most useful gifts I received (from my sisters) is a NutriBullet! I’ve been dying for one of these for ages and I’ve actually used it every single day since I’ve had it! I’m preparing hard for Miss Scuba UK now so a smoothie makes a great breakfast to help get my body in the best shape, and also the vitamin rich ingredients can encourage glowing skin and healthy hair and nails. 

I like to start my day with a good wholesome breakfast to keep me going through busy days so this smoothie recipe is perfect for keeping me full and giving me energy, whilst tasting amazing! 

Ingredients           

  • 1 whole medium banana           
  • 1 generous handful of frozen berries
  • 1 sachet of porridge oats (27g)
  • Unsweetened almond milk                                

I just threw the ingredients into the cup and blended well for about 30-40 seconds. The amount of almond milk you use is dependent on the consistency you like. I like mine thick so I didn’t go all the way up to the Max Line. 

I have put together a rough guideline for the nutritional values:

  • Calories – 250 
  • Protein – 5.1g
  • Total fat – 4.7g
  • Saturated fat – 0.6g
  • Carbohydrates – 43g
  • Fibre – 6g

Enjoy…. ūüôā 

Hels xxx

Rosie for Autograph

  Rosie Huntington-Whiteley will forever be one of my all-time favourite supermodels. She is such a natural beauty and oozes elegance and femininity. 

“The concept behind my new collection is luxurious, feminine smoothing lingerie. These pieces are are using the softest microfibres, they’re ultra smooth and slinky, with French designed lace and silk trims to add a touch of luxury. The clever multiway straps on each bra means you can wear them with many different outfits. Create a perfectly smooth silhouette.” Rosie. 

I was browsing M&S yesterday when my friend and I noticed the Rosie for Autograph collection, with its delicate silks and lace and subtle dusky tones mixed with beautiful florals. I picked up three bra’s which you won’t believe we’re just ¬£3.99 each reduced from ¬£25! Here’s the ones I chose:

   
   I love this delicate silk and lace non-padded balcony. It remains feminine and pretty, despite the glam black lace trim. 

   
   This dusky pink garment is the same as the one above, but in a girly soft pink which makes it all the more girly and pretty. 

   
   The final bra I picked up was this duck egg blue plunge with a subtle white print and Rosie’s signature lace. 

The collection seems to be a small fit with the ones I’ve tried, so take a few sizes into the changing rooms and see what fits best. Rosie wasn’t wrong when she said these are very smoothing and slinky. They’re by no means push-up but they drape over your skin beautifully and feel so feminine. I’d definitely recommend running down to your local M&S store to see if you can grab any bargains, but I’d be equally as happy personally to purchase at full price. 

On a final note – Rosie retweeted me! ‚̧  

 

Hels xxx

Expectation VS Reality: Nail Fails. 

Day two of a sickness bug has left me scrolling the internet bored, looking for mindless randomness to entertain me. I was supposed to be at my agency today getting some fresh Polaroids which would have been ideal in this weather! Not good. 

However, I did stumble upon something that made me laugh. Partly because they’re so awful but partly because I know for a FACT we’ve all been there – done that. 

The article, as found on Daily Mail shows us some shocking nail fails where amateurs have tried to replicate professional manicures and got it terribly, terribly wrong. 

Enjoy!! 

   
  ‘Simple stripes’ – they look so easy, but this Fail says differently!     How did this person get the polish so lumpy and uneven? Perhaps some longer nails would have helped!     In fairness, these aren’t the worst fail we’ve seen, but by no means are they good!     Nice attempt but these jagged lines are awful!     Someone pass this girl an acetone dipped cotton bud!     I think you need really deep nail beds or a good extension to pull these off!    Potentially the worst ones yet! What were they thinking?  

   Hippie tie-die gone very very wrong here! I can only assume she tried to dip her nails into it but something went miserably wrong here! 

Have you had any similar experiences? I’ve always preferred a block colour to nail art, but I think if you’re into these sort of looks – leave it to the professionals or invest in some stickers! 

Hels x

Heel Envy. 

  

They’re every woman’s best friend and worst enemy. They have us wobbling and stumbling like Bambi, but give us the elongated legs of a goddess. We may end a girls night out hobbling to the door from the pain of our 6 inch stillettos but it’s hard to deny how amazing you feel strutting in your favourite pair of heels. 

I tend to be drawn to dainty strappy stillettos with a slim heel and they’re always neautral in colour! I find nude, blush and white are so flattering and match pretty much everything in my wardrobe. I tend to steer clear of black, in favour of lighter colours. 

I recently stumbled accross a website that made me feel like all of my dreams had come true…. Jessica Buurman has one of the most amazing selections of shoes I think I’ve ever seen in one place. There’s such a huge range with an array of styles to suit every preference. What’s more – they’re offering 10% off to new customers and offer free worldwide delivery! I’m yet to place an order because there’s just too many to choose from… But the reviews are fantastic and the prices so reasonable, therefore I can’t wait! 

Here’s a few of my Top Picks from the Jessica Buurman: 

   

A twist on the classic nude courts. I love the cut out detailing on these. 

  

This lace up style is so ‘Kimmy K’ and absolutely on trend this season. Everything is perfect about these from the colour to the cage detail and lace up front.   I adore this whimsical, girly design. They’re not something I’d usually wear but I would sit for hours just lusting after them, so pretty. 

  These are just ideal for me this season – snake print and lace up are two of my favourite styles   I love this edgy design and the Perspex detail and studded toes make these the perfect stand-out heel. Plus, who can say no to a red sole…. These are possibly my favourites as they give a nod towards my dream shoes – Louboutin Impera. The shape is the perfect blend of classic and modern, and the laser cut is delicately eye catching. 

Christian Louboutin is easily the elite of all up-class shoe purveyors. The elegant curve and classic shapes are enough to make any shoe lover melt – add in a red sole and it’s instant shoe-heaven. 

My Top Picks from Christian Louboutin: 

 The eptimome of luxury. These could dazzle from miles away. 

These So Kate’s would match any outfit and add a touch of simplistic class.     These tan Pigalles are a wardrobe staple. They’d look so chic with a crisp white shirt and a pair of blue denim skinnies.   I adore the curvaceous silhouette and the sensual red of these scalloped beauties.   The ultimate for endlessly long legs: Lady Peep Patent. 

The high street has some beautiful heels on offer that give everyone a chance to flaunt the designer look, on a high street budget. 

My Top Pics from the high street: 

   Caged heels are one of my favourite designs this season and I love the gold detail on these River Island beauties. 

  I can’t decided which colour I like best! I love the sexy snake effect on these ones.   Zara never fails to amaze with their chic designs. I’m so glad fringe is back in – I had some sandals just like these when I was younger so this pair is so nostalgic to me.   Zara here gives us some thick strappy sandals that are so ideal for the summer.   I need these in my wardrobe. I wear a lot of white so these electric blue Zara lace ups would brighten up all of my outfits.   These Topshop heels are similar to a few of the others in this post, but I love the Grecian feel of these strappy sandals.   Super cute feather trim chunky strap sandals – thank you Topshop 

Finishing off with some funky, mixed colour snake effect courts, again from Topshop – I LOVE. 

I’m sure I’ve got you all wanting to go on a super mad shopping spree to stock your wardrobe with all of these designs and the millions of others available out there. The choices really are endless –  I know I could buy shoes each and every day. 


Happy shopping! 

Hels xox