Fashion Friday - Getting Prom Ready With Sherry London!

Re-imagining your prom is pretty fun. If I knew then what I know today, I’d have worn a bright mint dress with a tulle petticoat, and turned up on a bicycle. I’d take my best friend as my date and give her flowers. I might try to bribe the DJ to play a couple of songs by N Sync. I wouldn't stand on the sides, boy would I dance! 

Now for many of you, prom is still a thing to come! of course, it’s all about the dress… So many, many options would need to be scouted. In my quest to find the perfect prom dress, I stumbled upon Sherry London, a store which packs a punch and houses an extensive collection of dazzling party dresses. If you’re a girl/magpie who loves all things sparkly, check out their site!

They are also having a MEGA sale on some gorgeous pieces for prom (which are all custom made to fit you!) 

I love this one on the left probably because I am a sucker for sparkles, and a two piece, and tulle! oh me oh my. Also this could easily be worn apart once prom is over! On the right we have every girly girls dream (which also comes in white and mint!)

On the left we have an amazing modern day fairy tale dress, and that bow at the back? ADORE! On the right, this dress is perfect for you badass babes who want to add a touch of edge to your dress (however the design also comes in sugary sweet pastel colours too!)

These dresses give us chills (in a good way!) the left dress, has us thinking Beyonce at the Met Ball vibes, with a spring meadow touch! The right? well its answers all our wanting/needing to be a mermaid vibes!

Last picks are this gorgeous gown on the left, with stunning detail this one is super flattering! The one on the right? want to show off that amazing waist you have? this is the dress for you!

Is your prom just around the corner? Have you thought about what you’re going to wear yet? (I want to live vicariously through you!) …and if you, like me, are several years past your prime prom, I want to hear what it was like! Did you wear something cool or something shocking? If you were going to do it all over again, what would you do differently? 

Dreaming of corsages and spiked punch...

This post was made possible with the help of Sherry London! If you like what you see, check out their site here!

Mermaid Spray For Beachy Waves

Salt on the skin, sun kissing the nose, piecey waves in the hair. A day spent in the spa has absolutely nothing on a day spent on the beach.

For those of us in the chillier portions of the world, days under the salty, bright skies are juuust out of reach, but that doesn’t mean we can’t achieve the beach’s beauty-enhancing effects on our own — namely: those gorgeously natural piecey, beachy waves formed when the sea meets your locks and the sun sets them to dry.

So we have got the perfect natural spray that is super easy to make - Mermaid Spray!

1 cup warm water
1 tablespoon natural sea salt
2 teaspoons organic coconut oil
2 teaspoons aloe vera gel (straight from the plant if possible!)
5-10 drops essential oil of your choice (we used lavender)

To make, combine all ingredients into an empty spray bottle. Screw on the cap, shake well, and you’re ready to go! Experiment with different types of essential oils to find which scent you love most. I stuck with lavender this time, which smells beautiful in combination with the coconut oil, but I think this would be great with some lemongrass or other citrus scents, as well.

To use, just spray the mixture onto damp hair, scrunch to form piecey waves, and then let air dry. Voila! You’re a beach babe. I also like to spray this in my hair near the roots when it’s already dry, and then blast with a hair-dryer for added texture and volume.

How To Write The Perfect Cover Letter

Let’s face it, a blanket cover letter just isn’t going to cut it these days. So how can you make the best use of your time while maximizing your results? Here are a few simple steps to customising your cover letters.

(And if you don’t think you SHOULD customise your cover letter for each application you submit, then we have bigger problems than I thought…)

The Perfect Cover Letter For Any Job Has…

A Memorable Opener

Here’s a mistake I see more and more job seekers making: the opening line on their cover letter reads, “Please accept this in response to the (position) advertised on month day, year.”
What’s wrong with this kind of opening line? Everyone uses it. The point of your job search is to stand out from the crowd—not get lost in the midst of it. Instead, try using something similar to your branding statement. You can easily tweak your branding statement to be a customised opening line.
For example: With more than 10 years of profit-driven project management expertise…
What’s different about this opening line? I’m already addressing the company’s need for a bottom-line-driven project manager; sharing my years of experience; and hitting the job title on the dot. That’s three big points you’ve scored in the first line alone. 

Facts That Support Requirements

After you’ve written your opening lines (which express your interest in the position and introduce you to the prospective employer) immediately jump into how you can meet the organisation’s needs based on the requirements the company posted in its online ad or job description.
“I see you are interested in hiring someone with strategic-change management experience.” (Or whatever the key requirement of the position is—highlight it here). Then tell—or even better, SHOW—the reader why you have that experience: “In my present role with ABC Distributors, I did XYZ, which resulted in JKL.”
Showing the potential employer—right off the bat—you possess a desired attribute or requirement for the position will prompt the hiring manager to invest more time in reading your resume. If your cover letter states—in so many words—“I am the perfect match for your opening, and I can meet/exceed your needs,” then, you immediately get my attention, and I’m more likely to invest time in reviewing your C.V

Here’s a tip: Do not use bullet points or material word-for-word from your resume; provide the hiring manager with fresh information on your cover letter.

Details Are Important

Here are a few small details to remember when crafting a cover letter to fit a specific opening:
  • Make sure that your cover letter heading matches your c.v’s.
  • Include your branding statement with your header at the top of your cover letter. It enforces your brand and provides a polished touch.
  • Include a quote from a former employer if relevant and hard-hitting. This is a great way to “sell” what you’re capable of accomplishing for an organisation. If the prospective employer has a specific requirement in its job ad—and you’ve already done that somewhere else and have a great recommendation or quote from a previous supervisor to back it up—WOW! There really isn’t any better sales/marketing material than that. Not much can beat a quote about your results.

Close With Contact

Always offer at the close of your cover letter to follow up with the employer/hiring manager via phone, e-mail, snail mail, whatever… within a specific time frame (be it one week or two or whenever). Also, be sure to include your contact information so they can reach out to you. Keep the closing professional, polished, and concise. You don’t want to appear desperate or unprofessional on your cover letter… ever.

Hope these help! 

Gratituesday - 122

So true! 

 Happiest Duckling?


 Polar Bear Cub!

 Cat! Snow!


Love this. 

Yes Kevin!

So this weeks gratitude is about following your dreams, positivity, fist pumps to doing what the hell YOU want. 

Little Things...

Long chats and future plans 'Just don't propose on the first date!' Dogs catching rain drops 'Urgh the peasants' Grateful people! Lattes Finding amazing jeans Travel plans to faraway lands the word ORCHIDACEOUS Scented candles Rediscovering 'California Love' - Tupac Walks Mozzarella and Tomato salads Salted caramel - well anything Roast beef sandwiches (SO GOOD) Ok food in general    BGT (DAVID I LOVE YOU)  

What made you smile this week?

Macro Monday - 163!

Another week, another Monday so it's Macro Time! 

Looking at life!

My kind of event.

 Love this show, and have started saying this. For no reason.

True though.

Oh UK 

 We've all been there.

So true!


So true.


 oh dear...


 The stuff nightmares are made of.


Have a good week!