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Nicky's top bikini shopping tips - Bikini lesson 1 - know your shape...

Nicky's top bikini shopping tips - Bikini lesson 1 - know your shape...

Bikini Tip 1. Know your shape – Hourglass?

 

Are you Hourglass shape, Athletic? Pear shape or Apple shape?

 

Are you are the ultimate sought after bikini shape – the Hourglass? Well yes to you!! Every ladies dream physique – and sitting alongside the bikini beauty Kourtney Kardashian.

 

The perfect shape for bikini dressing – pretty much any style will work for you, as long as they don’t knock you out of proportion! Rather than mixing and matching prints and plains – your physique is better suited to all print, or all plain.

 

Bikini tops with slightly thicker straps are best for women with bigger boobs, as they’ll give you more support and will absolutely be more comfortable for you! Skinny neck ties are a no go, as a sore neck is not the holiday accessory you want. If you want a more European look – slide the gold trims off of the Daydreamer bikini top!

 

Under wiring in bikini tops will also help give more support – we’re launching the Spirit dancer bikini top this summer especially for you gorgeous ladies who want a bit more va va voom, so watch this space.

 

I’d avoid padded bikini tops as this will make you look bigger on top, and it’s all about balance!

 

Top bikini bottom tip is to avoid a tie side, as this can make your hips look wider – so go for a shape like the Sanddancer or Seasurfer.

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Nicky's top bikini shopping tips - Bikini lesson 1, know your shape!

Nicky's top bikini shopping tips - Bikini lesson 1, know your shape!

Bikini Lesson 1. Know your shape – Apple?

 

Are you a Apple shape? Hourglass, Athletic or Pear?

 

Are you are a classic apple shape – No this doesn’t mean that you are carrying a massive beer keg around your waist. It simply means that there isn’t as much difference between your hips, stomach and ribs. Looking for some celebrity inspiration – both Catherine Zeta Jones and Elizabeth Hurley fall into this body category! Not bad eh!

 

The key to clever bikini picking for apples – is to draw the eye line away from the upper half of the body, and drawing the eye down to the lower part of her body. So in complete contract to our pear friends out there, I’d recommend printed bikini bottoms, and a plain top.

 

Any bikini top shape is great for you – so either the Sanddancer bandeau or the Daydreamer are perfect shapes for you to try! Skimpy and stringy bikini tops aren’t a problem – as they automatically accentuate your bottom half – so try away!!

 

Again totally on trend – try a high cut bikini bottom, this will elongate your legs and as an added bonus this shape is totally hot right now!

 

A fuller tie side also has the same effect – not only can you wear as high or low as you want, the tie side at the hip, in a print it will create the visual affect we’re looking for!

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Nicky's top tips for buying the perfect bikini! Bikini lesson 1 - know your shape...

Nicky's top tips for buying the perfect bikini!  Bikini lesson 1 - know your shape...

Bikini Lesson 1 - Know your shape – Pear?

 

Are you a pear shape? Apple shape? Hourglass or Athletic?

 

Are you are a classic pear shape – like the gorgeous Rachel Bilson, Tiny up top, and curvier through the hips and thighs? Show off your tiny waist and highlight your favourite features by being clever with colour and shape!!

 

Want to draw attention to your boobs? What about picking a printed bikini top, and going for plain bottoms to draw the eye line up? Either the Sanddancer bandeau or the Daydreamer are perfect shapes for you to try!

 

Avoid string bikini tops – whilst you don’t need to worry about the support factor, super skimpy stringy styles can accentuate your bottom half and make it look even fuller. Saying this – following in the Kardashian ladies style, and Kylie Jenner – this might be exactly the look you are going for J

 

Totally on trend – try a high cut bikini bottom, this will elongate your legs and as an added bonus this shape is totally hot right now!

 

A fuller tie side also has the same effect – not only can you wear as high or low as you want, the tie side at the hip, makes your hips look slimmer!

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Leopard print.....don't mind if I do ;)

Leopard print.....don't mind if I do ;)

It goes without saying, Leopard Print is a natural predator in the fashion world. You show up wearing leopard and you’re instantly in another league, placed on a pedestal for what most people consider being ‘brave’. Lately, however, we’ve seen more of this stealth statement print than what’s commonly expected and I think it’s purrfect for making a splash on the beach!

As seen on Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner, Devin brugman, Gigi, Hadid, Hailey Baldwin and our ultimate beach babe Ashley Graham! Steal their style in the Amur print and be ready to make waves.

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Kendall Jenner we salute you!

Kendall Jenner we salute you!

There are only a few celebrities who have achieved fame and success while they are still very young. Kendall Jenner, one of Kim Kardashians youngest sisters is one of them!

The hugely successful supermodel who has been spreading her magic in various fashion weeks around the world that include her performances in Milan, London, New York, and Paris. She also works with incredible designers -  Vera Wang, Chanel, and Marc Jacobs to name a few. In short, she is a very hot commodity, and her looks and physique have a lot to do with it.  

Here are a few of her top tips to keep in shape: 

Lean Proteins: The supermodel likes to include a lot of lean protein in her daily diet. It is a good option that helps her to watch her weight, keep her heart healthy and feel energized throughout the day.

Fresh Vegetables and Fruits: The stunning model also loves to eat raw vegetables and fruits to keep her energy level up. She considers them the best option for snacking and often indulges in them multiple times a day.

Loads of Sleep: The sensational model also believes in getting a lot of sleep. By her own admission, she cannot function without 7 or 8 hours of sleep every day. Sleep helps her relax her body and mind and gives her energy to be active for the strenuous fashion shows.


Running: Though the beauty has not revealed her exercise routine to any credible source, she has admitted to performing cardio exercises. Her favorite exercise is running. Whenever she has time to exercise, she runs a lot. It is a healthy habit that helps her burn off excess calories and keeps the body active and flexible.

Last - but definitely not least is that Self Image is Vital!!  

Kendall believes that women should not worry too much about how they look. A positive approach to a healthy lifestyle will enable you to feel amazing about yourself!

If you want to also steal Kendall's style - check out the Amur collection!!  The soft pink leopard print is perfect for replicating the Kardashians Monaco look!

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Steal Millie Mackintosh's holiday style

Steal Millie Mackintosh's holiday style

With 17 holidays under her belt in 12 months, Millie Mackintosh was destined to ring in 2017 in paradise.

Former Made In Chelsea star turned her 1.3m Instagram followers green with envy with her New Year break when she shared a shot from glorious Cape Town, South Africa.  The fitness enthusiast Millie, 27, was waking up to blue seas and rolling waves, which - despite being cold - proved to be the ultimate back-drop for a gorgeous bikini pic.

She simply captioned her picture: 'Trying to act natural when the sea is bloody freezing.'
Millie's surroundings weren't the only source of envy because the brunette looked like a swimwear model in her gorgeous anthracite two-piece.

Sure - she boasts long lithe legs, killer abs and toned arms - what we love about Millie is the fact she is totally honest about how hard she works to have a bikini body all year round!  If she's not lifting weights, spinning, at Pilates or a Ballet Barre class she's eating clean with her health guru friends Madeleine Shaw & Gizzi Erskine.

Steal her Winter holiday style with the Daydreamer set in Anthracite!

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Oh hey there Cindy Crawford - the Ultimate bikini body inspiration!

Oh hey there Cindy Crawford - the Ultimate bikini body inspiration!

At 50, Cindy Crawford still serves up some serious swimsuit inspo for all ages. The supermodel, who has is also an author - always manages to give us serious body goals whilst on vacation.

Even Cindy’s husband of 18 years can't help but gush over her: -

“Who needs hair and make-up when you look like this after jumping in the ocean,” Gerber, 54, captioned on one of Crawford's pictures on Instagram.

Whilst we can't deny that Cindy Crawford is incredibly genetically blessed—it’s her positive attitude toward all things healthy that leaves us all in awe. At 50, Crawford is amazingly ageless, and credits her supermodel shape to good old-fashioned workouts and clean eating.

When questioned in an interview regarding her workout regime - Crawford commented that: -

I work out with my trainer, Sarah Hagaman, three mornings a week. We do circuit training for the whole body using weights, some machines, and my own body weight with lunges and squats. We usually do about 10 minutes of weights and then a five-minute cardio segment. Right now we are into running stairs, but we switch it up. We repeat the 10-minute weight and five-minute cardio at least three times and then we finish up with abs and stretching. If I can squeeze in a hike or bike ride with my husband or a girlfriend during the week, that’s just a bonus!

When asked about her best beauty secrets for looking amazingly ageless - she commented: -

Thanks for the compliment, but no one is ageless. I do think all the years of taking care of myself have added up. I don’t smoke, I have exercised for over 25 years, I use sunscreen, and I take care of my skin.  I try to eat 80 percent right 80 percent of the time and this seems to work for me. But probably the most important thing is to be living your life with gratitude. When you are grateful, you can’t help being happy.

Check out the Chameleon Daydreamer and Sanddancer brief to steal Cindy's style.

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In third place - its the gorgeous Elizabeth Hurley!

In third place - its the gorgeous Elizabeth Hurley!

In celebration Liz Hurley just can't seem to stop sharing bikini snaps with the world - and who can blame her?

The actress may have turned 51-years-old last year, but you wouldn't be able to guess just by looking at her.  The star's defined abs on are full display as she flashes a beaming smile at the Camera.

Hurley's 477,000 Instagram followers adore her looks and physique, whilst Liz says that she doesn't obsess over her looks or age, she does work hard to keep her body in the best possible condition.

She told Emirates Woman Magazine that whilst she finds exercise “loathsome” she always finds the time for a walk every day, as well as pilates and yoga.

The beauty also admitted that she has banned bread, pasta, cheese and crisps from her diet.

Whilst that all sounds like a lot of commitment, her amazing bikini body certainly shows the results!

If you want to steal Liz's style - check out the Daydreamer bikini top and Sanddancer brief in Chameleon!

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Halle Berry coming in at number 2!!

Halle Berry coming in at number 2!!

Age is just a number if you’re Halle Berry! The 50-year-old actress looked smoking hot at a beach photo shoot on last year, and came in at a very close second to the gorgeous Carol Vorderman as the Nations favourite over 50 bikini body.

The former Bond girl, and mother of 2 Berry rang in her milestone birthday in August 2016 with arms wide open – literally.


“With open arms I welcome 50… I’m so blessed to be here!” she captioned a beautiful photo of herself in a white lace cover up with her arms out.

Speaking of her planned birthday beach break, she said: “We’re going to have a cleansing, we’re going to jump in the ocean butt-naked and have a spiritual moment and bond and connect as women.

“That’s how I’m going to blow it out with my girls, with my best, closest, dearest friends."

Halle sounds like our kind of gal, and if you want to steal her Bond girl style check back in February - when the Daydreamer top and Wavemaker brief hits down in Flamingo!!  

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