BEAUTY MISSGUIDE: BRONZE PERFECTION

If you crave a dark honey hued tan – don’t miss our guide to topping up that (fake) tan and scoring a long lasting celeb inspired look.

what to wear with a dark tan

Tanning tip – With darker shades of tan, any mistake is an instant faux glow give-away, which is why a tanning mist like the St. Moriz Dark Mist is a godsend for an easy, flawless application.

Top tip: dot a thin layer of Vaseline over your brows and your hairline – applying dark tan to your face can be a nightmare and the Vaseline will prevent those unwanted tide marks around your face! Finish your look with the St. Moriz Dark Bronzing powder on the areas of your face and body that the sun would naturally hit; forehead, nose, cheeks, shoulders and décolletage.

Remember – Exfoliate 3 days after tanning, so your tan fades evenly.

painting your nails with a dark tan

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Nail tip – Choose a polish with yellow toned base or go full blown matchy matchy to your outfit. We’d be rocking the Alberta 90’s Style Scuba Bodycon Dress as the perfect partner to bronzed paws and these fabulous graphic nails we spotted on Refinery 29 (maybe even the glitter too!).

Clothes –Flatter a dark tan in shades of pink, purple and cobalt blue, opt for matte neon shades but be careful with acid brights! Be careful with deep purples, greys and black, these shades could make your tan appear muddy and dull.

 

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WE’RE ON SNAPCHAT

missguided launches on snapchat

Get ready to snap that! We’re now on Snapchat so give missguidedsnaps a follow.

Snapchat will be your all access backstage pass to HQ. You’ll get to see what goes on behind-the-scenes and have exclusive sneak peeks of products before they hit the site.

The Snapchat secret society will be treated to exclusive offers and competitions. You’ll be there with us on our campaign shoots and exciting events, seeing the action live as it happens.

Psssst, Missguided Snapchatters will be getting an exclusive invite later this week. Join the crew and keep it hush hush!

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MODEL MUSE – ALEXANDRA SPENCER

Alexandra Spencer is a whirlwind of talent and a serious predator in the fashion world. Not only does this girl model, but she blogs. Her blog, 4th and Bleeker, stands out from the crowd with its editorial finish and high fashion styling. It’s a blogging force to be reckoned with! Stylist, photographer, blogger and model. Follow 4thandbleeker on Instagram to keep up with the ever growing empire!

MISSGUIDED MODEL MUSE

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alexandra spencer model muse

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TODAY WE ARE LOVING:

Today We Are Loving

Today We are Loving

today we are loving

today we are loving

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DREAM DESTINATIONS

It’s the height of summer and right now our Facebook and Instagram feeds are filled with amazing holiday pictures. Destination dreaming has taken over and we’re wander lusting to places far away for our next trip abroad. Check out our top 3 summer destinations…

where to visit this summer

visiting Marrakesh in summer

where to visit in the summer

visiting Marrakesh in the summer

Marrakesh

Full of bohemian colour and treasures to be found in its many markets, Marrakesh is at the top of our must visit list.

visiting bali in the summer

bali for summer

summer holidays in bali

holiday in bali

Bali

A far flung paradise, Bali offers everything to fulfil your holiday needs. From elephant rides to hidden waterslides we are desperate to explore all it has to offer.

holidays in santorini

summers in santorini

santorini

Santorini

A blissful Grecian haven, Santorini looks like the perfect place for peaceful relaxation. We’d love to sit back and sip a glass of wine over a good book.

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SUMMER JAMS

It’s been blazin’ hot this week and what better way to get you in the mood for a sun-filled weekend than some sizzling hot, feel good tunes.

From the oldies but goodies to some new classics. Get them in your ears and walk out of work today with a spring in your step and a big fat Friday smile.

Bondax – Giving It All

Behling – Last Chance

Bran van 3000 – Drinking in LA

Gorgon City – Here for You

Destiny’s Child – Say My Name

Will Smith – Summer Time

Rudimental – Feel the Love

Breach – Everything You Never Had

Sub Focus – Tidal Wave

Azealia Banks – 212

Wilfred Giroux – Stronger

Justin Timberlake – Senorita

Disclosure – Latch

Pharrell Williams – Happy

Gwen Stefani – Luxurious

Outkast – Hey Ya

Beyonce and Jaz Z – Bonnie and Clyde

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HOW TO KEEP YOUR BLOG CONTENT FRESH

Thinking of starting a fashion blog but don’t know where to start?  With so many bloggers fighting for readers’ attention, how do you make your blog compelling enough to have people coming back for more?  Last week, we gave you the lowdown on all you need to know on how to get your blog up and running, but the hard work doesn’t stop there.  Here’s our tips and tricks on how to rack up that follower count and make your way in a sea of bloggers.

Writing Great Blog Content

Our fave bloggers rack up some serious style points for the outfit posts they share on their blogs, but it’s not as easy as it looks.  Creating a blog might sound simple but how do you stand out from the crowd in a blogging community bursting at the seams?

Choose a Direction for your Content

1. Determine Your Focus - It doesn’t matter how mega your blog looks, if the content isn’t good, people won’t have a reason to visit it.  Realise your direction.  The sooner you do, the more incentive it will give readers to come back and even recommend your blog to others.

learn from your audience

2. Learn From Your Audience - Are your readers vibin’ off your OOTD’s or crushin’ on your vlogs?  Set Google Analytics up on your blog and find out exactly which content you’re readers are clicking on, what are they reading?  Give them more posts like the most successful ones and watch your traffic soar.

Keeping your blog content fresh

3 – Stand Out From The Crowd - Your voice and content has to set you apart from the rest so make sure you’re original.  You’ll be competing against thousands of other fashion bloggers so give your potential audience a reason to follow you.  Helena of Bell’s Fashion is killin’ it with mixed textures and a clash of prints…we just can’t help but read her blog!

keeping blog content fresh

4 – Get Snapping – Got a killer style?  Show it off like Olivia of What Olivia Does with photos that you can’t take your eyes off.  If you want to make a business out of your blog you’ll need to get your photography skills down to a t.

Be Spontaneous with content

and finally…

5 – Be Yourself - We’re major fans of anyone who looks super-effortless with their style.  We’re taking tips from Zoe of Zoe London on this one.  Don’t try to be anyone else and the rest will come naturally.

Next week, we’ll be talking SEO.  Come back then if you want Google love your work as much as your followers do.

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BLOGGER INTERVIEW: THE GIRLS BEHIND THE CAMERA

Missguided Meets The Girls Behind The Camera

What’s the story behind your blog?

Back in 2010 we both started studying web design. We met each other in the second grade and got along really well, then by the end of the second grade we decided to start blogging together. Silvy was already on lookbook.nu at that time and had her own blog to share her outfits. Jamie also had her own blog where she shared her photography activities. We decided to delete our blogs and start blogging together for more input and more ideas. This is how the idea of The Girls Behind The Camera was born! 

Can you give a quick overview on your blog content?

We blog about fashion, photography, events we go to and travelling.

 What or who is the biggest inspiration behind your blog?

It’s not just one thing that inspires us; we get inspired by lots of things every day. For example: people on the street, a song, nature and of course, we get inspired by other photographers.

Are you full-time or part-time bloggers?

Part-time.

How did you come up with your blog name?

It’s very simple. We both love photography and couldn’t think of anything else. 

Do you find it hard to juggle your blogging with work and social life?

Sometimes it’s hard as we’re both perfectionists and don’t want to publish a post unless we’re totally satisfied with the content.

Where do you get your outfit inspiration?

We get lots of inspiration from the street, festivals and lookbook.nu.

What social media platforms do you think works best for blogging and increasing followers?

Definitely Instagram, Bloglovin’ and Lookbook.nu

What’s the most challenging thing about blogging?

To keep creating beautiful photographs and content that inspires our readers. 

What’s the biggest perk about blogging?

To collaborate with different brands and meeting other inspiring bloggers, photographers and designers. 

What are your tips for blog photography?

First get yourself a DSLR camera and a portrait lens (for example the 50mm f1.8 lens). Always keep an eye out for awesome places in your neighborhood and make sure that your outfit suits the location. 

What’s the one piece of clothing you couldn’t live without and why?

Jamie: Crop top, it’s easy to wear with anything

Silvy: High-waisted shorts. I just can’t stop wearing them!

What’s the one beauty product you couldn’t live without and why?

Silvy: Eyeliner, definitely. I feel naked when I’m not wearing any!

Jamie: Perfume, because I always want to smell good.

What are you currently obsessed with?

Silvy: Orange Is The New Black, I looove this show!

 Jamie: Pure coconut oil, it’s really good for your skin and hair.

If you could meet any top blogger, who would it be and why?

Violet Ell from http://www.violet-ell.com/. We love her style and she creates such inspiring work. 

Why do you think blogging is becoming so popular? How do you cope with negative feedback or comments on social networking sites?

It’s easy to read a blog, rather than an expensive magazine and it’s also fun to

follow someone’s personal updates. If we get any negative comments or

feedback we mostly ignore them unless the feedback is useful.

What advice would you give to aspiring bloggers?

Keep doing your thing and don’t let negative comments stop you from doing what you love.

 

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THE BEST OF THE 90s

A lot happened in the 90′s – The Supermodel was born bringing us the beautiful Kate Moss, Christy Turlington and Linda Evangelista who brought simple looks to life, Clueless made matching co-ords a must have, mom jeans were made sexy with the help of Saved by the Bell’s Kelly Kapowski, effortless grunge looks were created thanks to 90s style queen Courtney Love and with Sex and the City came countless Carrie Bradshaw outfits as she mixed vintage couture with high end designers which we still love to replicate.

Getting this look right is easy – think high waisted bottoms, spaghetti straps, cute crops, bomber jackets and printed co-ords and don’t be afraid to mix these 90′s styles together. Pick out your favourite 90′s looks, put your our spin on it to bring it up to date.

Take a look below for a few of our favourite 90s looks for inspiration!

Dressing like the 90s

Dressing like the 90s

Dressing like the 90s

Dressing like the 90s

Dressing like the 90s

Dressing like the 90s

Dressing like the 90s

Dressing like the 90s

Dressing like the 90s

Dressing like the 90s

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BEAUTY MISSGUIDE: GLOW FOR GOLD

At Missguided, we’ve unlocked the secret to the perfect tan for that big night out, glow for gold and read our guide for top tanning tips!

How to Tan for a Night Out

Tanning tip – Whether you’re celebrating something special or just fancy dressing up to the nines, a perfect tan is the ultimate accessory!

 St. Moriz have created the ultimate no fuss night out tanning in the form of their Instant Wash Off Shimmer Tan. Smooth it on and voila! An instant golden gleam that will wash away at the end of the night. Ensure your pins are party perfect with a slick of tan on smooth skin! Remember to leave 24 hours after shaving or waxing before applying any tanning products and let it dry thoroughly before you get dressed, tan lines on your clothes are not a good look.

Painting Your Nails with a Tan

Nail tip – Graphic nail art in monochrome shades makes a strong contrast against the shimmer.

Clothes – Dare to bare your legs, go for warm peachy tones that enhance your glow, and add embellishments! Try the Missguided Mizzy Embellished Collar Playsuit – it’s the ultimate girl’s night out get up!

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