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#CopMyCloset | Birthday Behaviour!

Hey Loves!

So I finally hit the BIG 4-0! Felt like I was in preparation for this ‘event’ for the whole of 2015. Why? I will tell you about that in my next post.

Here is a quick look at the outfits I wore for both my pre-birthday dinner and my actual birthday dinner. Red was certainly the colour of the season…I guess it always is during Christmas!

I wanted to spend as much time as possible with my family and friends on my birthday and I didn’t take a lot of solo pictures so apologies for the quality. I will be working on some quality pics for 2016 and beyond!

Pre-Birthday Fab!

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Dress | Fleur East x Lipsy | Gold Bracelet | Coach | Gold Strappy Heels | New Look (about 6 years old)

This dress was beautiful up close and personal. It had a thigh revealing split on one side with a wrap and ruched detail at the top. Extremely comfortable and lightweight. Only drawback is the top of the dress wasn’t too fitted and so was a little big. I am sure that it is easy enough to have taken in though.

Birthday Night Out

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Dress | Ruched Midi Length Dress from Florida Boutique | Shoes | Nude Pumps New Look | Bracelets | Coach | Earrings | Diamante Hoops (naturally) Aldo

As mentioned earlier, I am really going to focus on taking some quality outfit of the day pictures and include accessories and shoes also. I rely on quick snaps from my phone but they don’t always give you the full pow that I want them to! It’s coming loves!

I also didn’t cop a full face pic of my makeup look which was a gorgeous green smokey eye with nude lips. Think I will try and recreate it in coming weeks!

Hope you enjoyed this post!

Coming up next on the blog: I’m 40! Now what?

Besos 💋

TBH! xoxo


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2015! Year of the DMH!

Hey Loves!

The first month of the new year is already coming to an end. It seems crazy typing that but time does indeed fly. It seems that it is opting for some sort of space speed travel, moving quickly from year to year!

I look back at 2015 as my year of growth. Personal, Spiritual and Professional. I learnt more about myself in that year than I have probably done in my whole life. I was forced to look within to find strength that I honestly didn’t know that I had. With the hard knocks came some of my highest points and achievements. I cried, laughed, screamed, shouted and went through every emotion. I stopped blaming myself for things I could not control and started to remember who I was and what I was worth.

I did not blog nearly as much last year as I have done in previous years and I accept that that was what I needed to grow. When you stop and truly take stock of what YOU have to offer yourself, your family, friends, loved ones, colleagues and even people who you may not know you start to understand YOUR purpose.

So in a snapshot…here is a look back on 2015! Year of the DMH! 

Just a couple of points… (in no particular order)

  • Key Make-Up Artist on music videos for Giggs, Lady Chan and Lady Lykes
  • Part of Julia Carta’s (Simon Cowell’s Personal Makeup Artist and Makeup Designer for The X Factor) Make-Up Team for The X Factor 2015*
  • Turned 40*
  • Dislocated my knee and had an arthroscopy*
  • Achieved my weight loss target losing more than 40kg
  • Published Make-Up in Black Hair and Beauty and Pride
  • Worked on a Road Show for Fabulous Magazine
  • Spent the whole summer with my Son and family and friends in the US
  • Took part in a fashion show for International Womens Day in Leeds
  • Restarted my Natural Hair Journey*
  • Had a little part in my Friend Nyomi’s show South Side Story
  • Photoshoots and collabs with other creatives
  • Key Make-Up Artist (assisted by Laura Garcia) for the Compliment Fashion Show
  • Held several 1:1 Make-up Classes
  • Worked with  4 Breathtaking Brides

There is so much more that happened last year that hasn’t been included above but not everything is for the blog! 😉

I will be doing some more in-depth posts on some of the key moments mentioned above. Those specifically with an * at the end. So look out for those in coming weeks.

My growth definitely doesn’t end there. With everything I learnt about myself, I now need to push forward and continue growing and evolving. It doesn’t stop there!

This post is dedicated to my sweet TJ Martin who we sadly lost in 2015. At 6 years old, TJ brought such joy and happiness to everyone he encountered. He had a diagnosis of CANDLE Syndrome which you can learn more about here. His younger Sister Tashana-Rae also has CANDLE syndrome. His Mom, Patricia Martin, is one of my dearest friends and along with her Husband, Norris, and older Sister Tyla have shown such strength. They continue to put themselves out there for others and are shining examples of courage and bravery and family. Not a day goes by that you are not missed Teej! We ❤ you always! P.s. I know you have probably taught everyone Gangnam Style in Heaven x

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The family have set up a donation page in memory of TJ. All money raised will be donated to the charities who played a fundamental role in supporting TJ and the family. Someone Special TJ

Remembering always tomorrow is not promised!

What is 2016 going to be about for you?

Besos 💋

TBH! XOXO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Cardigan Casual!

Hey Loves!

YAY! First post post of 2016! You know what I mean…Trying to ease my way back into things so this post is going to be short and sweet!

The chill in the London air is all to real right now. I can’t complain too much as we have had some pretty mild days throughout this winter season. One of my favourite times of the year as I am a ‘winter baby’ and I am all about candles, hot chocolate, sweaters, fluffy hats and of course cardigans.

You can’t go wrong with chunky knits during the cooler months. You’ll find these must have clothing items frequent the sale racks because they are constantly bringing out different colours and styles. Check out one of the many I picked up in the after Christmas sales!

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Outfit Breakdown:

Cardigan- Oatmeal | Primark | £5.00 (reduced from £12)

Jeans | Matalan |£16.00 (summer haul)

Tank | H&M (basics) | £3.00 (I think) or not far off

Timberland Glastonbury Inch Boot | Christmas Present | Price unknownIMG_2795

The cardigan is a size 8 and as you can see it is not fitted and has an oversized feel to it. It doesn’t fluff or shed and is super comfy. I was warm all night in this cardigan. It was available in other colours but I am a big fan of neutrals in the winter time. Trying to keep them clean… that’s another story!

Do you love knits like I do? Is sweater weather your have season? How would you switch up this look? Let me know what you like!

Remember you can find me on Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | Instagram @thebeautyholder

Hope you enjoyed this post. Coming up next a look back at 2015!

Besos!

TBH! 💋xoxo

 

 


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Welcome 2016!

Hey Loves!

Although you no doubt have been inundated with New Year wishes, please allow space for one more!

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Happy New Year! Happy New You! Happy New Opportunities! Happy New whatever you want it to be. May you and your loved ones be blessed with great health, happiness and prosperity!

I know I will be taking the lessons learnt in 2015 into this year. I am going to be more confident and not so hard on myself. Remembering always to love more, laugh loud and live life to the fullest!

Thanks again for sticking with this sporadic blogger. Your support means so much!

God Bless!

Besos!

TBH! xoxo