beauty, fashion, Uncategorized

hottest trends 2022

Anyone who knows me, knows that I love fashion. Its how we express ourselves and to many, its an extension of our personality. Style is, of course, a personal choice and everyone loves expressing themselves in different ways with the style that they feel most comfortable in. I love outfits that are classy, yet sexy. (I’m not entirely sure if that represents me or who id like to be when I grow up but here we are haha:)

So what inspired this post? Well I have people tell me on Instagram that they love my outfits and ask where a lot of them are from so I thought id do a post dedicated to the top fave outfits lately so you know where to find them too:) (Follow me on IG at beautyandbains ). Lets get into it!

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JUMPSUITS! There are not enough good things I can say about jumpsuits and how much I love them. I have a few of them, in all different styles, colours and for different occasions. This one pictured is one of my absolutes faves though. Its a bandage corset detail jumpsuit. I got mine in this gorgeous olive color (but it comes in black as well). The corset design at the top really cinches you in at the waist and then hugs at the hips giving a more hourglass shape. Its also ruched on the sides and if you make sure to get the correct size, it hugs the curves in all the right places leaving you looking and feeling fab. Shop the look now for only £59 (Sale currently on).

Jumpsuits

And on the subject of jumpsuits, here’s another one that’s been quite popular on IG and with friends. This Bandeau Mesh Insert Cup Detail Jumpsuit is elegant, sexy yet comfy all at once. I style this with a cute pair of heels and a clutch purse and im ready for cocktails. Its now on sale for £33. Shop for yours here.

jumpsuits

A good top is the difference between a good outfit and a Fab outfit. I love wearing a showstopper of a top with a sexy pair of jeans and heels. Thats where my next few fave mentions come in.

crop tops

Crop Tops are such a great way of dressing up an outfit without looking like you tried too hard:) I often put on a cute crop top, a pair of jeans and my favourite heels, and I’m set to go. I have a few cute, sexy crop tops that look fab with a pair of jeans, a cute skirt or even shorts. Iv added a few that have been your faves on my IG.

As you can tell I love wearing these with jeans (keep reading – my fave pair of jeans coming up). I love crops in black (but I am trying to incorporate other colours to my wardrobe haha:)) Get yours here.

Another great style that im loving recently are the corset tops. I love their form fitting design that cinches you in at the waist and makes you look and feel fabulous. I posted this one when I wore it for New Years Eve and I got so many people asking me where its from. So that is why this little green ( more lime) number makes the cut and features on my faves list.

As promised, I am adding more color to my wardrobe:-D I do love the vibrant color of this one, the soft material, sexy fit and how comfy it feels. Why not get one in your favourite color(s)? Click here to purchase.

Jeans Jeans Jeans!!!

Who doesn’t love a good pair of jeans, that fit perfectly, right? But i think we can all relate to the frustration of finding a pair that fits just right. They’re either too long, or too big or small, or fit right around the thighs but not at the waist and the list goes on. Through ALOT of trial and error, searching for jeans that are just right for my body shape, I have found a few stores /brands that always come through for me. The 2 that I have chosen to highlight are budget friendly options so everyone can afford them:) All pictures above are of jeans iv gotten from these 2 stores . Click to purchase here or if you are on a tight budget they have great options here.

And with the list complete, no reason we can’t go shopping right:-D ? I am totally obsessed with all these outfits, and I hope you love them just as much!

ps. my next post will be coming from /about our trip to Spain (im so excited). Keep an eye out for that.

Till then, adios mis amores X

arita bains
beauty, fitness and travel, skincare, Uncategorized

How to reduce the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks

We all know the feeling of dieting and working out trying to get bikini ready, in time for summer or that long awaited vacation. We aim to eat better and tone those muscles so that those tiger stripes on our thighs and buttocks magically disappear. Unfortunately though, that’s not how it works and there are a few necessary requirements/tips to feeling better about stretch marks and cellulite.

Now I know that most of us (including myself), are constantly in search for that miracle cream or procedure that will banish our cellulite /stripes forever. Theres good and bad news with this. Lets get the bad news out of the way. There is no permanent or quick solution! Be it due to genetics, weight loss/gain or simply the fact that its perfectly normal to have them (its a part of being human, and beautiful humans at that), stretchies and cellulite are here to stay and we do have to realise that we are beautiful with or without them.

Having said that (and I do believe its so important to take that on board), if you feel more confident in your bikini with a little help from a cream or a squat, then I’m here for it too. Just as makeup makes us feel a tad more confident as it accentuates the beauty that we all already have, so too do these products /tricks i’m sharing with you now.

Ok lets get into it!

  1. Moisturising

Starting/maintaining a good skincare routine is key anyway but keeping your skin hydrated and moisturised is very important to the overall look of it. I stumbled upon Nivea Skin Firming lotion a few months ago and (in conjunction with a few other things (coming below)), I really have noticed a difference to my skin with cellulite. I love the rich texture of the lotion and my skin really feels soft and moisturised afterwards and while im not sure if I noticed a significant difference in 2 weeks (as per the bottle), I have noticed a difference after a few weeks. Its packed with Vitamin C and Q10 which is brilliant for skin brightening and anti wrinkle treatment. They do have one that gradually adds a tan to your skin but I did not love it to be honest. the color is too yellow for me and it leaves awful streaks when its wearing off. (im still washing off the streaks so I would avoid the tan option).

Nivea Firming Lotion

2. The Cream

I also came across, and use religiously everyday, the Nivea Firming and Goodbye Cellulite cream/lotion. This promised to “firm and reduce the appearance of cellulite” in 3 weeks. I use this twice a day, and have been for about 3 months now and iv got to say, while I can’t say for sure if it did anything in exactly 3 weeks, it has definitely made my cellulite look slightly better, my skin does appear slightly lifted and more firm in the thigh/bum area so I am really loving this.

Nivea Firming + Goodbye Cellulite

I must also mention that I do also use a combo of Rosehip and Marula oil to these areas as well and I think all these together have changed the appearance of my skin.

3. The Fit

Most of us don’t really think about it but the fit of a bikini is so important to how we look and feel in it. A well fitted bikini can provide that slight lift that we need. I have found that getting a bikini bottom that fits just right, will give you an instant butt lift which will not only make your bum look great but it will also lessen the appearance of cellulite which you may have, because as it gently lifts the skin, it will look smoother. For me, finding the perfect bikini bottoms has been a bit of trial and error. But once you’ve found the styles you like, you will find it much easier to go shopping for bikinis and have fun while doing it:)

How to reduce cellulite and stretch marks

4. The Cover-Up

Foundation covers a few things right? Before using this product that im about share, I used a bit of foundation over my stretch marks but they’re not really waterproof or work as well. Dermablend Professional Leg and Body Makeup is really great at covering up “imperfections”. It is a bit thick, so a little really does go a long way but that really helps to create a smooth effect to the skin and even out skin as well. Its used by professionals for those “airbrushed” photoshoots etc so you can believe this stuff works!

Dermablend Body Makeup

Those are my top tricks for “getting bikini ready”. I have scaled back on using the makeup as often when im on vacay etc, only because I really do believe that confidence does come from within and we all do need to love the skin we’re in and be comfortable in it. So while I love using these, and they are amazing, remember it all starts on the inside and no amount of makeup will “make up” for any inadequacies we feel deep down. Work on the inside as much (if not more), as you do the outside:)

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Lots of love

Arita X

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