Bella Malone


21 July 2017

ageLOC Galvanic Body Spa

Despite the weather in Scotland I promise it is actually the middle summer. After just having an amazing time in Croatia, I'll soon be heading to Yaughal, a seaside town in Cork,Ireland. Not quite Croatia but I'm hoping for some similar weather.
No matter where we're going or staying we want a to feel comfortable enough to show some of our body off during the summer months. 

I'm always on the lookout for summer essentials to keep toned and to help with the anti ageing process. I was very kindly sent the ageLOC Galvanic Body Spa to try out. The reviews for this product are absolutely amazing, with some impressive before and after images of happy customers.  It is a system that works along side the ageLOC Body Shaping Gel to achieve a more firmed, toned, younger looking body and it can be used on the legs, arms and stomach. Theres also a similar product to be used to the face to combat wrinkles.

The Galvanic Trio comes with the Body Spa, ageLOC Body Shaping Gel and ageLOC Dermatic Effects. It is really simple to use, you apply the body shaping gel to your arms, I used a 10p size piece of the shaping gel as it does go a long way, as soon as you apply it, it is cooling and will instantly reduce any puffiness in your skin. 

The optimized pulsating technology helps to stimulate your skin, it will help to purify and refresh  your skin, as well as helping to reduce the visible signs of aging. It will also help to enhance the features of your ageLOC Shaping Gel for up to 24 hours. Stimulating the skin also helps it to glow, instantly making you feel better and more radiant. You can see from some of the images how you can really feel the pulsating technology work. The machine beeps every ten seconds to let you know how far into your treatment you are which is really helpful.

The pulsating technology helps to stimulate the skin to purify and refresh your skin, therefore reducing the visible signs of skin ageing and celulite. The ageLOC Body Spa is grooved in shape so that it goes over your skin easily and it helps to get the ingredients of the shaping gel to work into your skin. The Body Spa will beep as it goes over your skin, this means that it is working and you have a good connection between the skin and the Body Spa. You can really feel it work which exactly what you want from a high end product like the Galvanic body spa.

You can buy the Galvanic Body Spa, Dermatic Effects and Firming Gel in the Trio Set for £408.72, which is your initial layout and a fraction of the price that you would pay at a spa over a period of a few months. Then as you need more ageLOC shaping gel or the Dermatic Effects, you can buy them separately for £46.44 each. They do last a while because you don't need to use too much,

The Galvanic body spa trio is perfect for all ages and seems to be working incredibly well for me on cellulite, I'll post a follow up review on how it's worked over a two month period so you can see exact results. 

14 July 2017

Holiday Blues

It has been well over a month since we got back from Croatia and the holiday blues are hittin me hard. The weather in Edinburgh is not helping at all. It's basically the middle of July and it has been raining non stop for the past few days. Great craic altogether. 

I've been looking up holidays every second day even though I know it's not even a possibility. 
Luckily for me I'm heading to the Emerald Isle at the start of August and Lost Village festival at the end of August both with Lewis. That gives me just over a month to plan some absolutely mad outfits for Lost Village, the style at it is out of this world.

I'll no doubt be taking this orange maxi skirt with me, it's from boohoo and is amazing quality it's a really heavy fabric and I've been wearing it everywhere despite it being quite extra. 
I wore it with this Zara top that I've also been wearing to death and don't plan on stopping anytime soon.

I hope your holiday hasn't past and is yet to come!

20 June 2017

Suit up

I was lucky enough to wear this stunning Sadie Clayton suit during my recent trip to London for a  Boux Avenue event. The only reason I was able to wear it was because of the designer Rental site Wear The Walk. This site is a godsend, you simply find what you want, have it sent to you, wear it to your event and then it's collected! The site has amazing designers and real show stopping outfits.

I went for this Sadie Clayton Embroidered Suit because I love a good suit.
Sadie Clayton is a luxury sculptural womenswear label representing a unique aesthetic in the British fashion scene. The eponymous line was launched in 2015 after graduating from Kingston University in 2013 and exhibiting at Graduate Fashion Week, Clayton has gone on to show on the catwalks of London and Berlin and showcasing her ss16 collection at London Fashion Week at the Royal Academy of the Art, her aw16 showcased at the Hotel Cafe Royal London and returned to the Royal Academy of the Art for ss17 in collaboration with MHD holograms. 


14 June 2017

Meet the Casas

After deciding that we would move in together, Chloe, Firdous, Adele and I had at least 10 flat viewings that we tried and failed to get. After thinking it wasn't meant to be an we would have nowhere to live come September, we found the perfect flat. We were so desperate that we would split up to view flats at the same time so Adele and I arrived early to a viewing, we were incredibly hungover and I was probably still drunk. As we were early the landlord let us see the flat first, despite it being a group viewing. Ten seconds after getting past the front door we gave eachother the "We need this flat look". The landlord explained that it was a first come first served viewing and we needed to get to the Estate agents and hand them the deposit before it could be ours. We jumped in the closest taxi and got the cash to the office just as another group arrived, to be told that we had already secured the flat.

 Casa billz is what we call our flat, we hashtag it and have no shame. 

  Meet the Casas:

Chloe/Mama Billz


Casa billz would not be standing today without Chloe Ann Wilkes. Firdous Adele and I would have burnt it down by now. 

I've seen Chloe balance with one foot on a ladder and one foot on the top of a door to put up the flags in our living room. She's moved my wardrobe from one side of my room to the other cause I couldn't move it an inch. She cleans the house, cooks us banana bread and makes us tea. We both also share an affinity for shit reality TV and have been found on my bedroom floor binge watching things like love Island, towie and big brother for hours on end. Chloe isn't like anyone I've ever met before, she's eccentric and hilarious. She'd do anything for anyone and is incredibly kind and thoughtful and is more beautiful than she'll ever realise. I had always been amazed at how good chlo is at liquid liner so I asked her how she did it, the next day she came home after buying me the exact liner she uses so I could have the same one.

Neither Chloe or I made it out on our 21st birthdays. Canny hack it

 Firdous/Baby Billz

My first memory of Firdous was the first day of freshers and she had the most beaut acrylic nails on and of course looked drop dead gorgeous. I swear on my hair firdous is one of the funniest people I know. She works incredibly hard at uni (she does fashion while Chloe Adele and I do fashion communication). Her garments are always amazing and I'm already excited for her final collection even though it's two years away. 
Firdy is crazy stylish and thinks of outfits I never could and is the tiniest of us even though she's a wee hungry monkey. Chlo and Del love the gym but firdous and I are allergic to it so sadly we don't share their passion. Her and her boyfriend Danny (Danny billz) are the cutest thing ever, last time we had a party I wouldn't leave their side cause they were entertaining me so much. Danny's going to be a doctor and firdous is going to be bigger than McQueen. Ya heard it here first.

Adele/ Della Billz
Off her rocker

Del and I became close after the first few weeks of uni after discovering we had similar childhoods both losing at a parent at a young age (her mum my dad). Along with us both having a key interest in vodka & the same humour we were a match made in heaven. Del is a gorgeous tiny pixie like girl but has a big personality and is also, like Chloe, off her rocker. She's covered in tattoos (the only tattoos I've ever liked on someone) loves guacamole and action movies. Our favourite movies to watch together involve planes for some reason. (Watch red eye if you haven't already). Del is big into photography and is incredibly good at it, after doing a module in photography at uni I still don't know how to use my camera. Del has taken a lot of my pictures for the blog and even came with me on a shoot for uni to change my settings for me, I really am that bad. She's off to America to see her lovely girlfriend Rachel for 6 weeks and the flat won't be same without her. Especially cause you'd be able to hear her singing in the shower from Edinburgh to Belfast.

Del came to stay with me and my family in Belfast for a week over New Years after knowing me for about 2 months. We were either drunk or hungover the entire time. She's like a second daughter to my mum and a sister to me.

The best decision I ever made.

Just under two years ago I moved to bonny Scotland, completely on a whim. I thought for a long time that I never wanted to go to uni and that instead I work work and do internships to get where I wanted to be. What I didn't realise is that going to uni is as much about the degree as it is about the people you meet. 

I was still packing at 2am the night before I left when I started freaking out and began telling myself that I would move back to Belfast after a few weeks if it wasn't for me or if I didn't make any friends.
My mum and I arrived in Galashiels (a very small town in the Scottish Boarders where my uni is) and I automatically decided that I wasn't staying. You can walk from one side of Galashiels to another, and coming from living close to the city of Belfast it was a complete change, and not the kind I was after. My mum was pretending everything was going to be okay but saying things like "Theres an Iceland and a tesco over there! Theres a New Look eefs it can't be that bad if they have some shops!". She later revealed that she was freaking out and didn't want to leave me in such a quiet town but was just pretending for my sake. 

I remember sitting in my room at halls after moving in and being well aware that there were girls at either side of the wall but being frozen with fear when thinking about having to speak to them. The first few nights everyone in halls went out and got steaming, and I did have a good time but I'd end up steaming in my room on the phone to my brother saying I was going to move home.

It was at the end of the first week of freshers when everything started to seem a bit more okay.
I meet the best gals anyone could ask for. All on the same floor a team of 9 of us all became inseparable. What amazed me was how different we all were, and still are. There is a mix of Irish, Scottish and English and we all have different backgrounds and views which we loved to discuss over a Mc Donalds in a car park. My first year of university is now a blur of sitting in each others rooms in halls for hours on end, getting drunk and heading to the one and only club in Galashiels and squad trips to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool and the highlands. 

After a long summer apart we all moved into flats in Edinburgh, with myself, Chloe, Firdous and Adele in one and Sophie, Ilka, Jen and Rhona in another, Katy stayed in Gala but never misses a sesh. 

Making the last minute and not very thought out decision to move to Scotland and start university has meant that I met friends for life, I spent the summer in America with Adele and Sophie (which I never would have done). I've met loads of new and lovely people through working at office Edinburgh and it's also allowed me to meet Lewis, my very handsome and very Scottish boyfriend. He's made me realise that Scotland is well and truly my second home and I only go back to Belfast when he's next to me on the plane.

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