Category: LIFESTYLE

Rose Gold Apple Watch Band Buying Guide

Are you looking to buy a rose gold Apple Watch band? This buying guide will outline the different types of bands available and recommend some of our favorites. We’ll also give tips on choosing the right band for your needs. Read on to learn more!

What is a rose gold apple watch band, and why is it so popular now?

Rose gold apple watch band is a type of strap or bracelet made from rose gold-colored metal for an Apple Watch. Rose gold is a popular color, giving the Apple Watch a unique and stylish look. The rose gold apple watch band is also very durable, making it a good choice for active people who need a strap that can stand up to wear and tear.

How to choose the right band for your Apple Watch?

When choosing a band for your Apple Watch, it is essential to consider style and function. First, decide what kind of band you want. Many apple watch bands are available, including sporty, classic, and fashion-forward options. Once you’ve decided on a class, consider the material the band is made from. Leather and metal bands are good choices for those who want a classic look, while synthetic materials like silicone are better for active people or those who need a more durable band.

Rose Gold Apple Watch Band Buying Guide

The different types of rose gold apple bands available on the market today.

When it comes to rose gold, there are a few different types of bands that you can choose from. Some of the most popular options include:

  • A classic leather band: A classic leather band is an excellent choice if you’re looking for a timeless look. Leather is a durable material that will age well over time and is easy to care for.
  • A metal band: A metal band is an excellent choice if you’re looking for a more modern look. Metal bands are usually made from stainless steel or titanium and are very strong and durable.
  • A synthetic band: A synthetic band is an excellent choice if you’re looking for a more budget-friendly option. Synthetic bands are usually made from plastic or rubber and are not as durable as metal or leather bands.
  • Rose gold is a beautiful and unique metal that can add a touch of luxury to any outfit. If you’re looking for a rose gold watch band, consider all your options before making your purchase.

How to care for your rose gold band to keep it looking new

When you first get your rose gold band, it’s essential to care for it properly so that it will continue to look its best. Here are some tips on how to care for your rose gold band:

  • Wipe the band with a soft, dry cloth after each wear. This will help to remove any sweat or oils that can cause the band to tarnish.
  • Avoid exposing your band to harsh chemicals, such as cleaners or pool water. These can cause the rose gold to tarnish or even discolor.
  • Store your rose gold band in a cool, dry place. A moisture-free environment will help to prevent the band from tarnishing.
  • Avoid wearing your rose gold band while working out or doing any other activities that will cause excessive sweating. Sweat can cause the band to tarnish.

Following these simple tips can help keep your rose gold iwatch band looking new for many years to come!

Lazy Shepherd’s Pie

We love shepherd’s pie (or cottage pie as some people call it) in our house. It’s a hearty nutritious meal and the kids love it. Once you find something the kids love it ends up being a regular meal to get them to eat lol!

Lazy Shepherd’s Pie

Lazy Shepherd’s Pie:

  • Prep time: 5 mins
  • Cook time:20 mins
  • Total time: 25 mins

I have two ways that I make shepherd’s pie one is the oven version and the other is my ‘lazy’ version. This lazy way cuts out the whole mashing of the potatoes and putting it into the oven. It’s really quick and handy for days you don’t feel like doing too much cooking but want a hearty & nutritious meal.

Author: Yaz
Recipe type: Dinner
Serves: 2 adults, 2 kids and 1 baby!

Ingredients

  • ½lb minced beef
  • 1 whole peeled onion (not chopped)
  • 1 beef stock cube
  • 1 tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon tomato puree
  • Frozen carrots
  • Frozen peas
  • Baby potatoes

Instructions

  1. Fry the mince in a pot with some olive oil
  2. Meanwhile bring the baby potatoes to the boil and then let simmer
  3. Make up the beef stock and add with it the tinned tomatoes, tomato puree, onion, some salt and pepper and let cook on a medium heat for 5 mins
  4. Now add the frozen veg, as much or as little as you like and leave to cook on a medium heat for approx 10 mins.
  5. The baby potatoes should be done by now so just serve and enjoy!

Notes/Tips
You can dice up the onion if you wish but we are being lazy here 🙂 I usually put some slits in the onion before throwing it in the pot.
You can also add some worcester sauce or tobasco if you want a little something extra

Lazy Shepherd’s Pie

Out of this we are able to feed 2 adults, 2 small kids and a baby so you should be able to get 4 adults out of this. Though it can depend on who likes more potato than meat and vice versa I find lol!

I hope you enjoy it as much as we do! Let me know if you try it. Yaz x

Christmas Gift Guide Series: Gifts for Her, under €200

Last part for the girls, this one is for those with a bigger budget. Here you will find gifts from €62 to €199.

1. The Body Shop Advent Calander

What’s better than a chocolate Advent Calander??? An Advent Calendar full of beauty products from The Body Shop that’s what. This one is a sort of early xmas present but could be used to give on Christmas day as it is just soooooo fab. You get €126.30 for €99 all in this cute packaging with 24 doors to open. I love it, I think any woman would be VERY happy to receive this and best of all this year The Body Shop are giving a whopping £200,000 of their gift sales to build 5 new schools in Community Fair Trade areas across the world! See here for your nearest store

2. Babyliss Curl Secret

I can’t even explain how this works, but it’s cool, quick and works so you get gorgeous curls in little time with little effort. Have a look at Lovely Girlie Bits video to here see how easy it really is. It’s pricey but the cheapest place I found it was at Harvey Norman for €139.99 here

3. Lush WOW box

This is an amazing box and has tons of bath bombs, soaps, shower gels, hand and body lotion, lip scrub and tint and just soooo much stuff. This one is €169.99 but they have other fantastic boxes for a range of prices! The WOW box could even be given to a group of girls who maybe live together to share because there is so much in it.

4. Acer Iconia B1 Tablet

I won this tablet a few weeks ago from Harvey Norman (thank guys!!) and love it. It’s my first ever tablet so I can’t compare it to any others but I’ve found it great for reading blogs, facebooking, twittering, emailing and general browsing. It saves me having to bring the laptop up to bed. It runs on Android and the battery lasts ages you can insert an SD card too for extra memory. It’s also great for keeping the kids entertained when out and about 😉 This is just €129.99 from Harvey Norman (can’t find it on their site right now but they should do it instore)

5. Nima Makeup Brush Set

Guarantee if a woman loves makeup she loves good makeup brushes. Nima Brushes are an Irish business created by makeup artist Niamh Martin so you know her brushes are good quality and will be perfect for the job! This set contains 12 brushes from the Elite Collection and you can choose a cylinder to hold them in lots of different colours.

This is €105 and can be bought online here.

6. Image Skincare Christmas Gift Box

Image Skincare is an exceptional skin care brand, it really works and their products smell lovely and apply beautifully! I truly love this brand see my review of their Ormedic range here.
This Christmas gift set contains their Ormedic Balancing Lip Enhancement Complex (full size) and four 30ml trial size products including Ormedic Balancing Facial Cleanser, Vital C Anti-ageing Serum, Prvention+ Matte Moisturiser SPF 32 (Daytime) & MAX Creme Moisturiser (Night-time). This is pricey at €99 but good skin care is so important and their products last ages and you will see result immediately in how skin looks and feels.

Find your nearest stockist here

7. Neals Yard Remedies Beauty Sleep Organic Spa Collection

Most of us have sleep problems, it’s hard to wind down in today’s busy world so I thought this was a lovely set from Neals Yard Remedies. It contains everything you need to help wind down at night, Aromatic Foaming Bath, Calming Aromatherapy Candle, Beauty Sleep Concentrate & Beauty Sleep body butter (you can see my review on these two products here) This costs €62.10 and can be bought here from Jenny who is an Irish independent distributor.

8. HerClutterBox Makeup Storage

Us women love to have our makeup handy to reach in our view so we don’t forget what we have (well I do anyway haha) These boxes are a great way to keep everything neat and tidy yet easy to find. I think a lot of other half’s would be happy to see less makeup everywhere by their partner haha!

The ”Candy” range is on sale now for €160 here and can be bought in lots of different colours.

9. Michael Kors watch from Tower Jewellers Blanchardstown S.C

Ooooh I love this little gem, it’s so sparkly! A watch is always a necessity too 😉 This is €199 from Tower Jewellers in Blanch who do lots of other pieces for every woman’s style. Find them on Facebook here.

5 Best Fashion Accessories for Women

Fashion accessories are important pieces in a woman’s wardrobe. If well combined, they give an interesting contrast to your outfit, taking your overall look to a whole different level. So, if you want to step up your style, spice your outfit with fashion accessories. Is this a daunting experience for you? It shouldn’t be. Let’s walk you through the five best accessories you must have in your wardrobe that will help level up your looks.

1. A Timeless Watch

Wristwatches have become an indispensable fashion accessory and a must-have add-on for any stylish woman. That’s why a statement watch is a staple piece to own. It’ll tell you the time and add details to your overall look. Have you ever noticed that most iconic personalities wear wristwatches that match their style? So, when choosing a watch, aim at a line of smartwatches that will accentuate your everyday style without breaking the bank. The good news is that the best watch brands offer their customers added benefits when it comes to this fashion accessory. For instance, Apple Watch allows you to create your style. You can buy any of their watch series and style it for any occasion. There are Apple Watch straps for every situation, whether professional, casual, or sports. So, you can achieve your everyday desired look if you pick the best women’s Apple Watch bands for your Apple Watch.

2. Handbag

Handbags are the most common accessory in the women’s fashion industry. They come in different styles and sizes. Besides, you can also get a customized handbag. You’ve got lots of options when it comes to owning this great accessory. But go for a handbag that suits your budget and style. Also, ensure it serves the intended purpose.

Fashion Accessories for Women

3. Jewelry

Here is the trendiest women’s accessory. It complements every outfit perfectly, provided the wearer observes the right balance. Different pieces of jewelry will create a different look and serve varied purposes. It’s important to know what type of jewelry to wear to complete a certain style. That said, pay attention to the color and design of the jewelry to be sure it blends with your style.

4. Scarf

A scarf is a multipurpose accessory for ladies looking to achieve a trendier chic look all-around year. To beef up your style, you can wear it on the neck or tie it on the head or the waist. Scarves also come in handy during chilly winds or blazing hot weather; they can protect you from these unfavorable weather conditions in a stylish way. With this accessory, you can complete all sorts of looks.

5. Sunglasses

Gone are the days when sunglasses were only worn to protect the eyes from the harmful sun rays. They’ve become one of the trendy accessories. Like before, sunglasses offer protection, but today, this accessory is more perceived as a statement piece. So, they deserve a space in your wardrobe. Look at how people blend their sunglasses with outfits and occasions. You should also invest in a pair of timeless sunglasses.

Final Thoughts

If you want to be a fashionable woman, then you must accessorize. Pick the right outfit for your body and pair it with these amazing accessories. It’s the secret to looking stylish and updated every day.

My Top 6 iPhone Apps

I have a lot of apps on my phone, I love a good app, don’t we all? Apart from the usual social media apps, there are other apps that just make my life that bit easier so I’ve done a list of my top 6 iphone apps!

top 6 six favourite iphone apps

Google Photos

I recently found out about this app and seriously love it. It safely stores all my phone pics meaning I can delete them off my phone and free up memory. Best thing is I can still access all my pics from the app. It also has an awesome search function. For example, say you wanted to find a pic of your dog, just type in dog and it will find all pics of dogs that you have.

My only one fault with this app is it doesn’t keep your photos in the photo albums on your phone. Now, apparently it does have that feature on Android but they are still working on it with iPhone I heard.

Clue

I’ve been using this for years now and it’s great for tracking your period and seeing patterns in your bodies behaviour due to PMS. They have options for sleep, energy levels, mood, pain, weight and so much more. The layout is great, really easy to use and see at a glance where you’re at in your cycle. There’s a huge list of contraceptions from the pill to the patch so you can set up reminders. It would also be good if you’re trying to conceive as it allows you to input your body temp, discharge etc. You can also set it up on your partner’s phone and they can see where you’re at in your cycle and give them tips to help you i.e know when it’s time to bring home chocolate 😛

Squareready

This is what I use to give my Instagram photos a nice white border. You can use square, horizontal or vertical photos in this app so you don’t have to crop a perfectly good picture. This is a quick glance of my feed – Follow me @glitter_mama_

TescoMy kids

seem to go through food like there is no tomorrow, I really can’t keep the house stocked with enough bread, fruit and vegetables. That’s where my Tesco shopping app comes to the rescue. As I think of things we need I add them to my basket throughout the day or over a few days. Then I usually opt for the click and collect option as it’s free and 5 mins around the corner from me. It saves me having to deal with tantrums and crap being thrown in the trolly with kids! The app is also great because you can see all the offers in one place. I’ve often ordered a tiny shop for €10 to collect the next day because I have seen good offers. We still do a weekly shop in Lidl/Aldi but this is great for tiding me over and getting bargains and branded stuff that you can only get in the likes of Tesco. I also rack up a ton of clubcard points for Christmas! Winning.

AliExpress

I’m always browsing this site for bits, it’s so addictive but everything is so cheap so I don’t feel like I’m breaking the bank. Things can take weeks to arrive sometimes 2 weeks sometimes 6. It’s always a welcome surprize either way. I get a lot of baby bits and gadgets off it, have ordered fidget spinners and cubes to have spare for the kids.

Canon Connect

I’m starting to use my Canon camera that I got for Christmas and I love it so much. My last camera was a cheap digital one from years ago and I’m so surprised how much technology has changed. I can connect my Canonn camera to my phone via wi-fi or some technical thing. I press a button on the camera, open up the canon connect app on my phone and voila, I can instantly download any pic onto my phone (hello Instagram). The app also allows you to delete pictures on the camera. There’s other stuff you can do too like see the live image via your phone so I’m guessing that would be handy for youtube to get the angle right. Really impressed with my new camera and the app.

So, they are all my latest faves, hope you find a new app or two to download. Also if you already use any of them and find them as handy as I do comment below!

Men’s black bomber jackets spring outfit guide

Every man should have a bomber jacket in his wardrobe. There are many styles and occasions for which the classic jacket is appropriate, making it both fashionable and flexible. There’s no denying that the bomber jacket is an excellent choice for both keeping you warm in the winter and completing your casual attire. In this guide, we highlight how to wear a black bomber jacket mens in a way that is both stylish and practical. Read on.

Black bomber jacket?

A black bomber jacket is always a safe bet when it comes to this outerwear style. A black bomber jacket is not only stylish, but it also works with a wide range of clothing. A black nylon bomber is an excellent choice for an athleisure aesthetic. Try a black leather bomber for a more edgy look, while wool and suede are better suited for a more refined look. It’s as simple as adjusting your style to match your new favourite piece.

The black leather bomber jacket is a classic choice that will never go out of style. Start by deciding on the colour scheme for this winter essential. Slim black jeans, a black T-shirt or hoodie, and black sneakers or boots all work well to create an edgy style. Other hues, such as brown, can soften the look and work nicely with blue jeans and white T-shirts.

Men's black bomber jackets spring outfit guide

What to wear with the black bomber jacket?

As previously said, a bomber jacket is a trendy outerwear item that may be worn as part of a smart casual or casual ensemble. As you can see, below are some of the most essential accessories you can wear with your bomber jacket:

Bomber Jacket with A White T-Shirt

This is one of the popular ways to wear a white T-shirt and bomber jacket. I’m a big fan of this combination, and it always works. A blue bomber jacket looks fantastic with a white tee.

Even though these are both casual-style outfits, it yet manages to seem polished and put together. This is a smart-casual look, so combine it with a pair of jeans and some stylish sneakers.

Bomber Jacket with Navy T-Shirt

If you’re planning on wearing a navy T-shirt, a light grey bomber jacket might look great with it. For a more subdued approach, you can opt for a dark grey or black colour or a navy bomber for a monochromatic look.

Suede Bomber Jacket with A Plain Shirt

A bomber jacket can be paired with a button-down shirt to give it a more laid-back appearance. It is possible to wear a white shirt buttoned up with a bomber jacket. Wearing a white shirt allows you to wear a bomber jacket in any colour.

Bomber Jacket with Dark Blue Jeans

A pair of jeans is a go-to item when it comes to outfitting your lower half. You may get a smart-casual look with a dark pair of denim if you prefer denim. Try on a couple of indigo-coloured jeans and make sure they fit well. If your jeans are tattered or damaged, you’ll look too casual.

Bomber Jacket and Joggers

Recently, joggers have made a fashionable resurgence, with designs and slim-fitting styles making a comeback. The athleisure trend is also catching on with men, who prioritize their comfort above everything else.

Shoes to wear with a black bomber jacket

Shoes and Trainers are the two most common types of footwear. You should always dress appropriately for the occasion, and this includes your shoes as well. The shoe choice is brogues. Brighter than a pair of trainers, but more casual than Oxfords. Oxfords would be out of place with bomber jackets because they are inappropriate for a more formal setting.

When it comes to shoes, you can’t go wrong at all! Trainers are another possibility. A bomber jacket is an excellent choice for these items because they look great together. In my opinion, a pair of clean-cut trainers would go great with a bomber jacket.

When to wear a black bomber jacket

A bomber jacket is an excellent option if you’re looking to dress up or down. A lot of this comes down to what you wear with it and the jacket’s design. As previously stated, this jacket is highly adaptable.

Smart casual

Wearing a dark-coloured bomber jacket is a safe bet because almost anything goes with these colours. It can be paired with a sum of foods. A simple T-shirt and dark denim will do the trick for a classy casual outfit. If you want to add some edge to your business, don a pair of trainers or a pair of brogues.

Casual

When it comes to wearing a bomber jacket out and about, the possibilities are virtually limitless. Wear it in an athleisure outfit with the same colour joggers, and you’ll have the perfect relaxed back look. Instead of wearing joggers, try wearing a pair of light denim.

Conclusion

It matters less what your body type is; the bomber jacket will look great on you. Always dress for your body type and buy custom-made leather jackets if you want to make a big impression. It’s possible to wear a bomber jacket with a lean and athletic physique.

6 months pregnancy update: Gender Reveal, Anxiety and Cravings

So I’m now 6 months, or 26 weeks. Or 14 weeks left….sounds better! I said I’d do a pregnancy update as I love reading pregnancy updates from others 🙂

The ‘Big’ scan & gender reveal

We had our big 20 week scan at about 22 weeks and delighted to say everything looks ok. I was so worried, I find with each pregnancy you get more and more worried that your luck will run out having perfect healthy babies and pregnancies. So I am delighted and don’t take for granted how lucky I am to soon have a healthy baby hopefully.

So, the sex! Well I have a girl already, then the boy, then the baby girl and this one is………A BOY! I was pretty surprised as I was sure it was a girl because my pregnancy with the boy was horrible and what are the odds of girl, boy, girl, boy. So we are pretty excited now that the boy will have a little brother. He’s chuffed too as are the others.

I found out the sex because….well simply put I’m very impatient. I’m not mad on surprises and I like to be prepared. Great excuse to shop too 😉

Symptoms

I’m not doing too bad on this front. I get bad back, SPD (symphysis pubis dysfunction) and pelvic pain while pregnant but so far it hasn’t been as bad as it was on my other pregnancies. Still, after 3 minutes of hovering my back and hips go into a spasm. Not exactly sore, just uncomfortable and very frustrating not being able to do as much as I need and want to do because my body fails you know?

Anxiety & Depression

I feel this is important to include just because I know others go through it and look to he internet for advice. As some of you know I have clinical depression and anxiety which for the most part I manage well with meds, mindfullness etc. I’m seeing the psychologist in the Rotunda who is so lovely and explained depression so well to me so if anyone needs to go to him try not to be worried, it’s all very casual and helpful.

I was reluctant to stay on meds during pregnancy but I didn’t on my last 2 pregnancies and ended up constantly battling with my moods suffered really bad then after the birth with my hormones all over the place. So, I think, for me, the benefits of staying on my medicaton outweighs the cons.

The doctor upped my dose slightly too, again not ideal, but because of the extra blood volume my meds are being diluted and my normal dose just wasn’t cutting it. The higher dose has me feeling much more myself. I’m slightly more lethargic but I’ll live with that side effect, easier than having panic attacks during the night. You always have to weigh up the pros and cons to these things and at the very end of the day I need to be in a good head space to mind 3 kids and newborn!

Clothes

I’m pretty much living in high-waisted leggings from Pennys and long/baggy tops. I did buy a comfy pair of jeggings from New Look though just so I have something proper to wear if going out…you know so I don’t look like a complete disheaveled mess all the time 😛 They were only €22.99 too which is great.

Cravings

I can’t stop eating Easisingles cheese? I gave them up years ago as I know they aren’t the healthiest but I can’t help myself now! Oh and ice pops, anything cold like that or nice cold fruit and I’m all over it.

Sleep

I’m sleeping OK but snoring loads apparently. Himself recorded me because I didn’t believe him and wow am I loud and all the giving out I do about his snoring ha! I was awake until 2am last night though as the baby had hiccups for about an hour and a half! The jerks my stomach were doing stopped me from sleeping, crazy and amazing all at once.

So that’s just a little update on how things are going. Any other pregnant ladies? How you are getting on. Oh and my belly button is still in just in case you’re wondering, seems to be one of those pregnancy questions people like to know! Yaz xo

 

Choose Apple Watch with different finishes for different occasions

Led by Apple, the world of smartwatches is revolutionizing the fashion world. Smartwatches have changed our expectations on what a proper watch should do. The Apple smartwatch is fitted with, among others, powerful fitness and health features, which add to its allure. For those who have experienced the Apple watch, it is difficult to go back to traditional watches. While this smartwatch is a good day-to-day accessory, in the event of special occasions such as graduations, weddings, and cooperate events, you may wonder how best to dress your Apple smartwatch.

Fortunately, for Apple smartwatches, you can swap watch bands to fit the occasion. For instance, the silver Apple watch band is ideal when wearing a black suit. It complements the suit while giving it an instant classier look. The Silver Apple watchband is one of the many options offered by Apple in their stores. The manner you choose to wear your Apple Watch has a direct effect on your experience. As such, you must wear your Apple watch correctly to get the most out of it. This is especially important to owners of newer models which come equipped with more advanced technologies and sensors.

Apple Watch with different finishes for different occasions

One of the reasons why the Apple watch is so popular is because of its exquisite design. Apple watch designs are modern and classy at the same time. This aspect makes Apple watches ideal for all occasions. However, different occasions require you to dress your Apple watch differently. For example, a sporty, black rubber watch does not complement an elegant suit worn during a corporate event. A chunky, black rubber watch is ideal for a casual or sporty occasion. It’s common knowledge that majority of the people wear Apple watches due to their tracking and fitness capabilities. Others wear them to keep track of their health when they are away from their phones.

Choosing the best Apple watch band for the occasion can be a tricky affair. This is because there are thousands of options available. Luckily, Apple has a brilliant selection you can choose from. The silver Apple watchband is one of the most popular options available. Apple watches fit beautifully with any kind of dressing regardless of the occasion. All you need to do to get the most out of your Apple watch is to dress it properly. For instance, you can swap the bands to give your watch a new look that matches your attire and the occasion. Today, it is possible to spot people wearing Apple watches in different exclusive events, including the Oscars, and the Met Gala.

Different Apple watch finishes help you to pair them with different outfits. For example, when attending a formal event, a quality leather band can be used to match your Apple watch to give it an elegant, formal look. Also, you can check to see whether the band matches your belt and shoes. Fortunately, Apple watches allow you to change their band quickly to achieve your ideal look. This also allows you to make your Apple watch appear classier and more expensive. However, when changing your band you should always have in mind where you are going. Leather and stainless steel bands are ideal for formal occasions. For ladies, when wearing a wedding dress, a silver stainless steel band will match your wedding dress perfectly. For casual events, an apple watch can be worn alongside a tuxedo. However, rather than wearing the regular band, consider wearing a silver stainless steel band to give your tuxedo a more exciting feel.