Sunday, 6 November 2011

Going O'Natural...

Girl's around the world, put down your overloaded chemically filled face creams, Undercoverstylelover has got you covered, these natural products found easily in every grocery store are miracle cures for spots, blackheads and other impurities, once you know the benefits of these all so natural products, you will be making your own face treatments in minutes, and the best part is, you know where each product comes from.

This natural solution pulls out  the impurities from your skin and is a great product in getting rid of spots
 Ground Cinnamon
Calms down redness of spots

 Ground Nutmeg
Has the natural benefit of getting rid of acne scars
 Cider Vinegar
Warning.. do not use normal vingar
this is your new natural solution to healthy, glowing skin

Coconut Oil
A natural moisturiser

The fruit acids in bananas help get rid of dead skin to create a gourgeous complexion

The rough texture of this ingredient makes it a great natural exfoliant, the grainy feel extracts the impurites hidden within your skin.


Ban-no-no impurities anymore
1 Banana
2 Tablespoons of Oatmeal

. In a small bowl take a fork and mush up the Banana, 
.Take 4 tablespoons of banana from the small bowl and place in another bowl
. Eat the leftover banana from the first bowl, remember, a beautiful face is nourished from the inside
.Add 2 tablespoons of Oatmeal to you mushed banana and mix
. With warm water, wash your face, tap dry with a towel
. With your "ban- no-no impurities anymore" face wash, massage it into your face using gentle circular motions
.Then simply, wash of , after multiple washes you will see the results, which will be beautiful skin, with a reduction of impurities

Nutty for cinnamon and honey
The mixture of these three ingredients has
been around for ages as a great natural spot treatment
(Get rid of spots with this great solution)
1 teaspoon Nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon Honey

. In a small bowl, mix together all ingredients, until in a thick paste
. Wash your face with warm water, then tap dry
. Apply "Nutty for Cinnamon and Honey" on any blemishes, or impurites
. Leave for 30 minutes
. Then wash of with warm water, tap dry. 

If you have any great natural face washes, or solutions leave them in the comments below.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Style Profile (Olivia Palermo) (1.)

Olivia Palermo
Style in three words: Romantic, classic, trendy
Known For: Chunky jewellery
 Tips to get her style:
  • Olivia loves Topshop, so get your purse at the ready and browse your local Topshop
  • Multiple Layers of clothing
  • Chunky Jewellery
  • Olivia's always on trend, so keep up to date.

Get her look for less

Blazer with Zips, Zara, £59.99, Link!
Dip back Maxi skirt, Asos, £40.00, Link!
Pleated Leather collar necklace, Asos, £20, Link!

Behind the fashionista
Love Olivia Palermo, this section is just for you,
we've collected our favourite behind the scenes videos of her.

What's inside Olivia's handbag(video)
Get to know Olivia(video)

Undercover Style Wars (5.) (Leighton Meester vs Selena Gomez)

Leighton Meester vs. Selena Gomez


These two lovely girlies are known for gracing many a best dressed list and having magazine readers cooing in envy of their fabulous gowns and these two gowns are no exceptions, Leighton remains demure in a black dress, this dress flatters Leighton in all the right places, we think this Gossip Girl looks beautiful. Leighton Meester's Monte Carlo co-star, Selena Gomez, keeps it young, youthful and playful with a unique patterned dress, Selena scrapes the win with this perfectly printed dress.

Gown Category: Selena Gomez

Event/Appearance dress

Leighton puts her fashion foot forward in this figure hugging, on trend metallic dress, she looks every bit the superstar in this eye-catching creation, while Leighton takes our breath away, Selena goes simple, her dress is flattering and is kept young and unique with an interesting neckline, but with Leighton's bold dress as a competitor, Selena loses her lead and Leighton gains a point, making it a draw for the moment, which one of these girls will take the lead, read on to find out.

Event/Appearance Category: Leighton Meester

Everyday Outfit

Leighton rocks out in denim, leggings and great shoes, Leighton sheds her charcters preened, classic look in this outfit, Leighton looks every bit the fashionista as her street style is edgy and cool. Selena opts for comfort, with a classic american, casual sporty style. For this category Leighton edges a win for her "cool" look.

Everyday Outfit Category: Leighton Meester

Fashion miss

Oh deary deary me, our beautiful ladies, our stars of Monte Carlo, our teen stars have fallen into the trap of the dreaded fashion miss. Leighton looks like neon paint has been flicked all over her dress, with cut outs in all the wrong places this look is less than desirable, while Selena's fashion miss was harder to hunt out on the internet so we chose this all to "Anita" from West Side Story dress. While Leighton is caught by the fashion miss's evil grasp, Selena gets a point for not being caught by the all seeing fashion miss. 

Fashion Miss: Leighton Meester
Category Winner: Selena Gomez

Now, for the first time in Undercover Style Wars history we have a draw, after much careful consideration, we couldn't decide, so it has got to be a draw. Do you agree with this decision, battle it out in the comment section, we love a good fashionable debate.

ps. this blog post is intended in fun and we admire all of the celebrities in these Undercover Style Wars for their careers and their integrity.

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Undercoverstylelover Recommends: VeraMeat

 One of our favourite things to do in our spare time is to search the internet high and low for great accessory and clothing finds from the "new and edgy" to the "vintage and classic". It was from these numerous hours searching on the internet that we found "VeraMeat", we love their jewellery, and we thought we'd share this find with all of you guys. VeraMeat is our latest obsession, we love to adorn their funky, edgy, humourous pieces, we get mass amounts of ooing and ahhing from friends and family when we wear these pieces and many utter the words "i've never seen anything like it". So if you are looking for that wow factor to finish of an outfit and bring it into the realms of  sexy,cool, edgy and chic, Undercoverstylelover recommends Vera Meat.

You can purchase VeraMeat jewellery pieces@

Monday, 5 September 2011

Three quick Fashion Tips (2.)

1.)Layered scarves

Add texture to your outfits by accesorising with many scarves of the same tonal colours and of the same colour as  the outfit it will accompany, this adds a depth of interest to your look  and an extra edge making you look every bit the stylish fashionista.

2.) Zap those zits

For those nasty spots , put a small amount of sudocrem on the area overnight and wake in the morning to a spot that has dissappeared. The antiseptic qualities of Sudocrem means that they attack the source of the spot. 
(I will say that this trick does not work for acne sufferers or people with oily or sensitive skin as it is a strong product that can irritate some skin types)

3.) Stop rings making fingers go green

For any jewelry collector you will be well aware of the non metal  costume rings that you buy from high street stores that turn your finger green, to keep your rings in good condition simply coat the inside of the ring with a layer of clear nail polish or for a funkier look put a colour nail polish on the inside of your ring, be careful that it does not show on the other side or indeed any part of the ring that can be seen when you wear it.

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Undercover Style Wars (4.) (Blake Lively vs Natalie Portman)

Blake Lively vs. Natalie Portman


Can we hear a "woot woo", these girls are queen's of the catwalk. Blake wears an asian inspired dress that flatters her colouring beautifully, the dress is unique and expresses Blake's quirky sense of style, we are loving that dress here at undercoverstylelover. Natalie heats up the red carpet in a red dress that is both unusual and sexy with beautiful pleating and sparkles, this dress is one of those wow outfits which has the blogging world buzzing with delight, we love Natalie in this daring red dress and for that reason, she takes the gown category.

Category winner: Natalie Portman
 Event/Appearance dress


Blake steps out in her Little Black Dress, she is dressed for sucess in this outfit as it hugs her in all the right places and both the colour and the detail on this dress makes it modern, clean cut and sophisticated on our gossip girl.
While Natalie livens up the red carpet appearing in a bandeau style purple dress, with great pleating details, can we just take a minute and admire her lucious looks. This category was very hard but after much deliberation Natalie Portman takes it for her decision of a purple colour to match her skin tone and hair colour.

Category winner: Natalie Portman
Everyday Outfit

Our ladies both look great when they are primped to perfection by an army of hair, makeup and clothing stylists armed with curlers, shoes and mac eye shadow; the real test is how they dress in their everyday lives.
Blake looks fantastic in this outfit as it flatters her long legs, this outfit shows Blake to be a daring fashionista on the red carpet and on the pavement.
While Natalie often opts for a more comfortable route, and follows this pattern in this candid photo, here at Undercoverstylelover we don't like comfortable, when compared to heels, shorts and sparkles, so we have an undebateable winner in the form of Blake Lively

Category winner: Blake Lively
Fashion miss

Oh dear, oh no, on the one hand Blake wears a dress that is both unflattering and cheap looking, while, on the other hand Natalie Portman appears lost in a ruffly mess, Blake's dress is completely wrong for her and Natalie Portman steps out in beautifully styled hair meaning she misses the fashion miss's evuil grasp, making Blake Lively this posts fashion miss.

Fashion miss: Blake Lively
Category winner: Natalie Portman

This was a hard one, both these girls looked great but Natalie Portman is our winner with 3 categories to Blake's one, stick around to see who will battle next week.

ps. this blog post is intended in fun and i admire all of the celebrities in these Undercover Style Wars for their careers and their integrity.

Friday, 2 September 2011

Review: Hand Food, Soap and Glory

Warning: This review contains mass amounts of praise and "ooohing" and "aaahing" for this product,

For the past year i have searched high and low, far and wide in every make up counter for a great hand cream. A hand cream that does not smell like plastic and doesn't leave your hands feeling greasy. Well, i found it, in the shape of "Hand Food" by Soap and Glory, i love the quirky name and it is covered in the iconic packaging we have come to expect from Soap and Glory, but that's just the beginning.  I often raise my hand to my nose to take a quick inhale of the sweet and girly scent. The smell is fresh and sweet and gains many compliments, it is not sickly sweet as it has subtle citrus and nutty  tones, but it is youthful and fresh. The cream itself is non greasy and leaves your hands so soft to the touch, so say goodbye to your dry hands caused by rigourous washing up, say goodbye to hampered hands through daily chores and hello to wonderful smelling, soft and luxourious hands.
Honestly, for me this is a holy grail product which i use daily, and have since bought another tube of, to keep in my handbag with me at all times.

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Undercover Style Wars (3.) (Ashley Greene vs Kristen Bell)

Ashley Greene vs. Kristen Bell 


Ashley Greene injects glamour, beauty and elegance onto the red carpet with a dress that flatters her great figure, and has wonderful embellishment detail confirming her title as the ultimate twilight princess, she chose a perfect nude colour that flatters her light skin.While Kristen, wears a more contempary look which also looks great on her, and hugs her in all the right places, but seems to be in the background when compared to Ashley's beautiful look, so Ashley Greene is the undoubtable winner of our first category.

Gown Category: Ashley Greene

Event/Appearance dress


Ashley steps out in a neutral number with more covered skin to protect her from the New York chills.  Although, the texture of this dress is interesting, it lacks that "wow, look at her", premiere moment. As Ashley fades into the black-ground,  Kristen takes centre stage in a great pale blue dress, which shows of her summer glow, the classic bandeau is beemed up into modern day fashion , with the sprout of fabric on the side, embellished dress and great wrap over details. Kristen lets the dress gain attention with minimal accesories. Kristen is the unquestionable winner of this category, making our girls level in the fashion stakes, will it edge in another direction as we fall down into the next category.

Event/Appearance category: Kristen Bell

Everyday outfit


Our girls hectic acting schedules call for a stylist, who takes care of their fashion and beauty needs, the real fashion test is how they dress in their everyday lives.
Ashley looks girly, stunning and beautiful in her pick, a great summer top with leggings and heels, a wonderful summer look. While Kristen steps out in an all to comfortable outfit, although, she does "jazz it up" a little with a light washed demin waistcoat her odd shorts add inches to her waist, i'm sorry, we love Kristen here at Undercover Style Lover but her look was a little to on the comfortable side for us fashionistas, making Ashley this category winner.

 Everyday outfit: Ashley Greene
Fashion miss

Oh dear, our once queen's of the catwalk, princess's of the premiere and beauty's of the events have, on Ashley's side gone a little over board on the metallic and the poof, mabye she was channeling a little bit of snooki, there seems to be a little to much going on in Kristen's look, but there is a few interesting design features and we do love her clutch, meaning she has missed the Fashion miss's evil grasp  making Ashley Greene the fashion miss this time and giving Kristen an extra point.

Fashion miss: Ashley Greene
Category winner:Kristen Bell
Tie Breaker:This month in pictures

Another tie-breaker, Ashley's look seems a little unflattering making her appear wider that she usually looks and may we dare to say it ,boring, apart from the shoes Ashley's look is a little bit of a "yawn, while on the other hand Kristen, brighten's up our faces here at Undercover Style lover with a very interesting dress, great handbag and a wonderful pop of colour with orange shoes.

Tie Breaker: Kristen Bell

Making Kristen Bell the winner of this posts Undercover style wars with 3 wins to Ashley's 2, these two awesome actresses fought shoe for shoes, dress for dress, handbag for handbag in this Undercover Style War but who will face the battle next time, you'll just have to wait and see.

ps. this blog post is intended in fun and i admire all of the celebrities in these Undercover Style Wars for their careers and their integrity.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Trending Topic (A/W11)

Perfectly Preppy
This Trend for the Autumn Winter month's encompasses classic styles and lady-like chic, so channeling Blair Waldorf from gossip girl and Audrey Hepburn's signature style in Breakfast at Tiffany's, this season the pencil skirt at a longer length is a must have item. To really own this style accesorise your outfits by fastening pussybows, bring on the lace, pop on the blazers and style your way to victory with a classicly shaped hand bag.


Tribal Fever
 This is all about releasing your inner lioness, so be bold with bright colours, wacky patterns, this look is all about the texture so if your in a shop and have a sudden urge to touch a pair of feathered earrings  or embellished top, then buy it. For this look channel a little Sienna Miller or Nicole Richie for an ethnic, boho and chic look.


 Gorgeously Goth
This look is all about the dark colour and attitude using leather accesories, sequins and spikey jewellery. To really explore this look mix pretty and tough with lots of accesories, this look should be worn with an attitude so really own your look. This trend is verging on the edge of the kinky side of sexy so sex up your look by showing a little flesh, lower cut tops and sheer fabrics.

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Obsessed ......

Topshop jewellery : I am sitting here at my seat, unable to move from my computer screen attached to these elegant pieces all of which have a high fashion feel.These are my picks whilst exploring the Topshop website jewellery section. Let me know your fashion obssession.