StyleNest http://www.stylenest.co.uk The Fashion & Lifestyle Destination for the Modern Woman Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:55:01 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 Karen Millen Precise Tailoringhttp://www.stylenest.co.uk/fashion/get-the-look/karen-millen-precise-tailoring/ http://www.stylenest.co.uk/fashion/get-the-look/karen-millen-precise-tailoring/#comments Mon, 01 Sep 2014 08:44:09 +0000 http://www.stylenest.co.uk/?p=86119 Taking inspiration from Karen Millen’s AW14 precision tailoring look, StyleNest roundup the must-have pieces to help you get the look.

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Taking inspiration from Karen Millen’s AW14 precision tailoring look, StyleNest roundup the must-have pieces to help you get the look.

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Rose Gold Accessorieshttp://www.stylenest.co.uk/fashion/best-of-fashion/rose-gold-accessories/ http://www.stylenest.co.uk/fashion/best-of-fashion/rose-gold-accessories/#comments Mon, 01 Sep 2014 08:30:34 +0000 http://www.stylenest.co.uk/?p=86006 Unleash your inner magpie and give your wardrobe an instant refresh with a splash of rose gold… Maybe it’s their never ending styling possibilities or their slightly quirky, off-beat charm, or the fact they complement every skintone, or quite possibly it’s simply down to the undeniably pretty tone and finish. But whatever the reason, rose […]

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Unleash your inner magpie and give your wardrobe an instant refresh with a splash of rose gold…

Maybe it’s their never ending styling possibilities or their slightly quirky, off-beat charm, or the fact they complement every skintone, or quite possibly it’s simply down to the undeniably pretty tone and finish. But whatever the reason, rose gold accessories continue to top our wish-lists. So we couldn’t help but round-up and ogle at the pieces that have caught the attention of our inner magpies.

So much more modern than their nude counterparts, rose gold shoes, bags and jewels are our new go-to for weddings, and are perfect for adding a subtle and feminine hint of colour to the simplest of day looks. Not only that, this feminine hue looks incredibly striking when applied to androgynous, minimal and edgy pieces, making it a great eveningwear option for maximum impact.

Way more than a mere trend, these are timeless accessories which, if you choose right, will transpire seasons, making them a certified must-have investment. Well, that’s our excuse anyway.

So if like us your latest obsession is lust-worthy rose gold then this edit is for you…

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Sweet Potato, Salmon and Orange Fishcakeshttp://www.stylenest.co.uk/food/recipes/family-friendly-recipes/sweet-potato-salmon-and-orange-fishcakes/ http://www.stylenest.co.uk/food/recipes/family-friendly-recipes/sweet-potato-salmon-and-orange-fishcakes/#comments Mon, 01 Sep 2014 08:00:29 +0000 http://www.stylenest.co.uk/?p=85786 Swap potato for sweet potato in your fishcake recipe for a decadent dinner party option. Serves: 4 Preparation Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 6-8 minutes  What You’ll Need: 450g cooked sweet potato, mashed 150g salmon fillet, poached and flaked 2-4tbsp polenta, plus extra for coating 3 spring onions finely sliced 2 garlic cloves chopped Zest […]

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Sweet potato and salmon fishcakes high-resSwap potato for sweet potato in your fishcake recipe for a decadent dinner party option.

Serves: 4

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 6-8 minutes 

What You’ll Need:

  • 450g cooked sweet potato, mashed
  • 150g salmon fillet, poached and flaked
  • 2-4tbsp polenta, plus extra for coating
  • 3 spring onions finely sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped
  • Zest of 1 orange grated
  • Small bunch of basil and parsley, shredded
  • Salt and pepper to taste

What To Do:

  • In a large bowl combine all of the ingredients together, mixing gently so not to break the fish into very small pieces.
  • Split the mixture into four fishcakes and shape them.
  • Coat the outside with the extra polenta.
  • Shallow fry for 3-4 minutes on each side so that the inside is hot and the outside is golden and crisp
  • Serve with a side of dressed salad and mayonnaise or sweet chilli sauce.

 Tips:

  • The polenta can be replaced with breadcrumbs
  • The quantity of polenta flour needed in the mix will depend on how wet the sweet potatoes are.

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Best Make Up Brush Cleanershttp://www.stylenest.co.uk/beauty/best-of-beauty/best-make-up-brush-cleaners/ http://www.stylenest.co.uk/beauty/best-of-beauty/best-make-up-brush-cleaners/#comments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:12:52 +0000 http://www.stylenest.co.uk/?p=86061 We can all be guilty of skipping this step of our beauty routine, but don´t under estimate the importance of cleaning your make up brushes. Not only does it prolong their life, keeping them soft and conditioned, cleaner brushes mean cleaner skin, and a more professional make up application. We’ve rounded up the best and […]

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We can all be guilty of skipping this step of our beauty routine, but don´t under estimate the importance of cleaning your make up brushes. Not only does it prolong their life, keeping them soft and conditioned, cleaner brushes mean cleaner skin, and a more professional make up application.

We’ve rounded up the best and most effective brush cleansers available, to make it as easy and fuss free as possible.

Click here to read about the new Christian Louboutin beauty

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Friday 19 Augusthttp://www.stylenest.co.uk/fashion/new-in-this-week/friday-19-august/ http://www.stylenest.co.uk/fashion/new-in-this-week/friday-19-august/#comments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:00:49 +0000 http://www.stylenest.co.uk/?p=86080 StyleNest roundup the best new in this week pieces.

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StyleNest roundup the best new in this week pieces.

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Pomegranate Lemonadehttp://www.stylenest.co.uk/food/recipes/drinks-recipes/pomegranate-lemonade/ http://www.stylenest.co.uk/food/recipes/drinks-recipes/pomegranate-lemonade/#comments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:00:46 +0000 http://www.stylenest.co.uk/?p=85791 This Summer Kitchenette, a recently opened Mediterranean cafe, restaurant and bar in Putney, are bringing cocktails home with a selection of inspirational recipes perfect for quenching your thirst in the summer sun. Drawing inspiration from Kitchenette’s Turkish heritage the cocktails include an array of traditional ingredients such as Pomegranate seeds, Turkish delight vodka and the sweet […]

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pomegranate lemonade to share midThis Summer Kitchenette, a recently opened Mediterranean cafe, restaurant and bar in Putney, are bringing cocktails home with a selection of inspirational recipes perfect for quenching your thirst in the summer sun. Drawing inspiration from Kitchenette’s Turkish heritage the cocktails include an array of traditional ingredients such as Pomegranate seeds, Turkish delight vodka and the sweet essence of rose water.

What You’ll Need:

  • 100ml Absolute Citron
  • 50ml Lemon Juice
  • 50ml Gomme
  • 175ml Pomegranate Juice
  • 100ml Sparkling water
  • 2 x Orange, Apple, Lemon and Lime Slices

What To Do:

  • Add all ingredients into a 500ml Glass Jug and stir until well mixed
  • Decanter cocktail mix into 2 inverness glasses and garnish with pomegranate seeds

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University Essentials From John Lewishttp://www.stylenest.co.uk/home-and-garden/best-of-home-and-garden/university-essentials-from-john-lewis/ http://www.stylenest.co.uk/home-and-garden/best-of-home-and-garden/university-essentials-from-john-lewis/#comments Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:54:20 +0000 http://www.stylenest.co.uk/?p=84969 Make John Lewis your one-stop-shop for university essentials. From desk lamps to duvets, Laptops to notebooks – we’ve picked a few pieces to ensure your teens settle into uni life in style and comfort. 

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Make John Lewis your one-stop-shop for university essentials. From desk lamps to duvets, Laptops to notebooks – we’ve picked a few pieces to ensure your teens settle into uni life in style and comfort. 

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GU Caramelshttp://www.stylenest.co.uk/food/recipes/pudding-and-dessert-recipes/gu-caramels/ http://www.stylenest.co.uk/food/recipes/pudding-and-dessert-recipes/gu-caramels/#comments Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:00:15 +0000 http://www.stylenest.co.uk/?p=85780 If you plan to make the perfect homemade pressie, look no further than our chewy chocolate caramels. Pop the little no bake nibbles in tissues and a pretty box, wrap with a ribbon and you’re good to go. If you can bear to give them way, that is Makes 36 What To Do: 100g salted […]

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CaramelsIf you plan to make the perfect homemade pressie, look no further than our chewy chocolate caramels. Pop the little no bake nibbles in tissues and a pretty box, wrap with a ribbon and you’re good to go. If you can bear to give them way, that is

Makes 36

What To Do:

  • 100g salted butter, softened
  • 180ml double cream
  • 240g caster sugar
  • 80g liquid glucose or runny honey
  • 50g dark chocolate (about 70% cocoa solids), broken into small pieces

Equipment:

  •  15 x 20cm or 18cm square baking tin
  • Sugar thermometer (optional)

What To Do:

  • Butter the baking tin evenly all over. Then lay a strip of baking parchment as wide as the tin in the base and up the sides, overlapping the top edge as this will help to lift the caramel from the tin once it has set.
  • Place the butter and cream in a small pan and heat gently until the butter has melted, then set aside.
  • Tip the sugar into a saucepan and add the glucose or honey together with 3 tablespoons of water. Place the pan over a medium heat and bring it to the boil, stirring continuously, until the sugar has dissolved. Then reduce the heat and let the contents continue to bubble gently (do not stir now) until the mixture turns a light caramel colour.
  • Keep an eye on the caramel, as you don’t want it to catch and burn, but while it’s cooking, melt the chocolate.
  • When the sugar syrup has reached a light caramel colour, remove the pan from the heat and stir in the butter and cream mixture. Return the pan to the boil, then reduce the heat once again and simmer until it reaches 117-120°C (this is known as the soft- ball stage; see page 14 for checking that this has been reached, especially if you don’t have a sugar thermometer). Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the melted chocolate until well mixed and smooth.
  • Pour the chocolate caramel into the prepared tin and leave it to set at room temperature. Using a knife, score into small diamond shapes, then cover and put in the fridge to set completely. To serve, remove the caramel from the tin, using the paper, and cut along the score lines

For more information on Gü puds and the Gü puds range visit www.gupuds.com. Alternatively you can find us on facebook at www.facebook.com/gupuds or twitter at @GuPuds

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Family Days Outhttp://www.stylenest.co.uk/lifestyle/days-out/family-days-out/ http://www.stylenest.co.uk/lifestyle/days-out/family-days-out/#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:17:32 +0000 http://www.stylenest.co.uk/?p=85928 Keeping the kids entertained over the holidays can be tricky at times, so we’ve picked our favourite family days out from across the UK. Covering fun and games for all ages, StyleNest rounds up cycling events to adventure days and enchanted gardens, so you can choose which trip to take. With something in store for […]

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Keeping the kids entertained over the holidays can be tricky at times, so we’ve picked our favourite family days out from across the UK.

Covering fun and games for all ages, StyleNest rounds up cycling events to adventure days and enchanted gardens, so you can choose which trip to take. With something in store for everyone, StyleNest have the best of family days out sorted.

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I feel brand newhttp://www.stylenest.co.uk/beauty/the-beauty-bird/i-feel-brand-new/ http://www.stylenest.co.uk/beauty/the-beauty-bird/i-feel-brand-new/#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:25:27 +0000 http://www.stylenest.co.uk/?p=86027 I might have mentioned this before, but I’m not that keen on the term anti-ageing. Because I’m not anti-ageing, I actually feel privileged to be ageing. However, in the context of beauty products, anti-ageing obviously means preventing the issues that come when you’ve been knocking about for a while. Which I have. So, following that […]

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I might have mentioned this before, but I’m not that keen on the term anti-ageing. Because I’m not anti-ageing, I actually feel privileged to be ageing. However, in the context of beauty products, anti-ageing obviously means preventing the issues that come when you’ve been knocking about for a while. Which I have.

So, following that disclaimer, today I’m on the anti-ageing body products. Because skin elasticity doesn’t just decline on your face, it declines all over your body. So why only treat your face to the fancy technology that keeps it looking more plumped up? No reason. Here are my top five slack-busters.

First up is a gorgeous little number that was allegedly found in Victoria Beckam’s washbag. Not by me, honest. It’s Crystal Clear Intense Anti-ageing Body Moisturiser (£28). What a powerhouse this is: non-greasy, sinks in immediately yet leaves your skin almost creepily soft, like someone else’s. Must be down to all the peptides, wheat protein and the like that you’d normal expect in a high-end face cream. Nice work, Crystal Clear.

Crystal Clear

Future Proof from Mio (£35) is richer and gunkier but still easily absorbed. The idea with this is that you’re getting hydration for an instant softening effect combined with antioxidant and omega actives to build skin’s defences up for the future. The smell is like a summer day. Love it.

Mio

Also rich and unctuous is Clarins Extra Firming Body Cream (£40), which boasts eight regenerating and firming plant extracts to ‘help restore the skin’s youthful density and elasticity’. Absolutely love this posh, subtly scented cloud of a cream and the pot looks magnificent on your bathroom shelf.

ClarinsAnother looker in the packaging department is REN Moroccan Rose Otto Firming Crème Riche (£36). It contains hydroxyproline – an amino acid – which plays a key role in collagen strength, while the wonderfully scented Rose Otto gets to work on repairing and restoring lost moisture. Luxe in a jar.

Ren
Finally, I read recently that cellulite appears more visible as you get older because the skin dermis starts to get looser, so more fat cells can protrude into it. Nice. So how about an anti-ageing body lotion that does a bit of dimple-busting while it’s there? Hello Green People Age Defy+ Contour & Sculpt Body Lotion (£34.95). Perfect for some pre-autumn firming, this is a delight to use and smells deliciously herbal.

Green People

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