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Saturday, 30 January 2016

5 (and an extra) Inspiring Links.


Here are 5 (well 6, really) blog posts, articles and videos that have inspired me this month.

1.  Find your personal style.

If you sometimes struggle to pinpoint your personal style (often buying clothes that end up never being worn) then you need to check out this post by Suzanne.

She explains how to find your Style Statement so you never buy something "wrong" again.

How to work out your personal style statement.

Here are my 5: Unpredictable, honest, feisty, positive, fun.

2. Choosing to dress modestly.

I was so delighted to find that, after I had left a comment on Catherine's blog, she had been inspired to write this post.
This post talks openly about modest dressing, and why Catherine chooses to cover up her assets.
I read it with interest and it made me think about my own approach to covering and/or exposing my body.
Not an age-appropriate reason either....Quite refreshing.

Why I prefer to dress modestly.

3. Being Honest, open and truthful.

This (old) post got me thinking about honesty and whether or not it is a good thing ALL of the time.
I am guilty of being overly 'honest' at times.
Tactless even.
Sharing TMI (too much information).

I also can't lie.
My true feelings are instantly written all over my face. This is not a good thing!
Is honesty always the best policy?
Can we be totally honest with our friends? And (more importantly) ourselves?

The truth about being honest.

4. Update your makeup routine.

This Lisa Eldridge video is an old one but still brilliant for anyone who wants their makeup to make them look better.
Make up can be VERY ageing, and Lisa talks you through how to look fresh and youthful as opposed to tired and haggard.

Anti-ageing makeup

And a wee extra....
This is Lisa's latest video, with the beautiful Rosie.
Those lips!!

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley makeup.

5. Dancing in the snow.

This article made me smile.
A 13 year old girl (from the town I live in) dancing in the snow covered streets of New York.

Ballerina takes to the streets in New York.



  1. beautiful links, (ohhh, that ballerina on the snowy streets!) and some interesting ideas!, thanks for sharing!

    1. I know, monica...she was inspiring! Just a young girl too. XXX

  2. Thanks for the shout-out! I'm so happy the little questionnaire worked out for you.

    I also enjoyed Catherine's post about modesty.

    That article on truth was quite illuminating and I love the shot of the ballerina in NYC. Must have been freezing!


    1. Thank you Suzanne. I found your questionnaire unexpectedly difficult and thought provoking. Catherine's post was also an eye-opener for me to. As for the ballerina...finding beauty in chaos is always inspiring. XXX

  3. Samantha thank you so much for including my post in your links, I'm so pleased you liked the post!! We'll be going round in circles if you and I keep lin king back to each other's posts, haha ;))

    But I have a complaint: You linking to Lisa Eldridge's tutorials made me go down the internet rabbit hole (as I think Greetje said to me once).... aaaaaargh she's so good and that Rosie HW make-up was beyond - the girl is stunning (and seems so nice as well)!!

    Catherine x

    1. It is too easy, isn't it! I have 'lost' hours....(and I am not kidding!) to her brilliant videos.
      I could hardly believe she is in he 40's too! Stunning and immensely talented. XXX

  4. Yes, Suzanne's post was interesting. I really didn't find it an easy exercise to verbally express my style statement.
    I haven't read your other suggested posts as I've been creatively "frozen" recently and haven't been as present as I'd have liked; but it's good to have your recommendations to follow up on. Thank you Sam.
    baci Sxx

    1. I found it really hard as well, Sally. Which was odd as I was sure that I knew my personal style. It is quite hard to describe yourself. Although my traits I admired in others was easy. Patience and Being forthright. I am sorry to hear that your creative mojo is on "pause", I hope it gets back into gear soon! XXX

  5. thanks for sharing these links! definitely gonna check out the one about personal style and the ballerina - such a stunning shot!! ♥

    1. That's great! I am glad you liked the last pretty :oD XXX

  6. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. Your style buzz words perfectly describe your style. If I had been asked to describe your style that's what I would have said. LOL.


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