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EDITION

VALENTINES

Reinvent ion The

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L I F E S T Y L E ISSUE 1 FEBRUARY 2013


THEDIVA’S We’re proud and excited to bring you The Reinvention Diva Lifestyle, an online magazine for women published on the first of each month. We’re two mother’s from London with husband’s, children and mad skills. We love being women and want to celebrate all of our species in these pages. We’re passionate about change, transformation and reinvention and we’ll share our experiences and want you to share yours. Stay with us, read, join in and most importantly if you love what we’re doing spread the joy with your friends. We welcome your thoughts and contribution. With Diva Love Hi I’m Sharon married mum of two boys, both taller than me! I love being a wife and mum. I’m a qualified hypnotherapist, nlp and eft practitioner and counsellor. Now I’m pursuing my dream as a boudoir photographer. What’s that?

Sharon Simpson

I take intimate, sensual portraits of women because I believe we’re all beautiful and should be celebrated. This project is off the scale fun and I’m so happy to be working with the extremely talented (and a bit mad) Sandie Panesar. Whoohoo! Hey Ladies. I’m Sandie. Mummy of 2 very young crazy kids, wife to a crazier husband, a developing cake baker and an established graphic designer. And now, a Diva too!

Sandie Panesar

Ooo, this is so exciting, the very first edition of The Reinvention Diva, a lifestyle magazine, helping you go above and beyond normality. Enjoy x

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LOVE2LOVE Stuck for ideas this Valentine’s?

01 Start the day off on a positive note,

LOVE

UNCONDITIONALLY. 02 Bake some red rose cupcakes and then feed them to him!

08 From the 1st to 14th send him sexy texts promising ...

03 Now’s the time to use your creative writing skills and craft some

09 Whether you’re married, cohabiting or living separately, invite him round for dinner, open the door wearing absolutely nothing. Have a quickie before you eat, then take it slowly for dessert

(Check out the recipe on CUPCAKE LOVE Page 04).

beautifully worded love letters. Compose 14, begin posting them on the 1st of February with the last one arriving on the 14th. Why not use some unique handmade paper with a hint of your favourite perfume. 04 Take a burlesque class and surprise your loved one with an inviting dance. 05 Have a boudoir shoot designed into a personalised calendar (Check out Sharon Simpson Photography www.sharonsimpsonphotography.co.uk & Sandie at Hotpink Designs sandie_panesar@hotmail.com)

his inner most desires!

10 Get some delicious aphrodisiac foods, strawberries, avocados, chocolate, oysters, bananas - we could go on. Eat them off of each other’s naked bodies. 11 Write an erotic story, post it to him and have him read it to you. Over the telephone is best. Valentine’s phone sex. 12 Engage in some serious P.D.A

06 Make use of the local woods. Make love.

13 Invite him to be your voyeur as you take a luxurious bubble bath.

07 Re-enact a love scene from your favourite movie, why not meet your loved one in a fancy restaurant. Wear a stylish coat, long boots and nothing underneath.

14 End your day by

Tell him in a whisper.

him in the eye him that

and telling

you love him

& why.

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CUPCAKELOVE FLUFFY VANILLA CUPCAKES

Cupcakes 12 195 grams all purpose flour 113 grams unsalted butter 130 grams caster sugar 1 tsp pure vanilla extract 2 tsps baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 60 ml milk 3 large eggs Buttercream Frosting 230 grams icing sugar 113 grams unsalted butter 1 tsp pure vanilla extract 2 tbsp milk Pink & Red food colouring Cupcakes: Have everything out at room temperature 24 hours in advance. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C) and line 12 muffin cups. In a bowl beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the vanilla extract. Combine plain flour, baking powder, and salt. With the mixer on low speed, alternately add the flour mixture and milk, in three additions, beginning and ending with the flour. Fill your muffin cups and bake for 17 - 20 minutes or just until set and a toothpick inserted into a cupcake comes out clean. Allow to cool before decorating. Buttercream Frosting: Using a mixer, cream the butter until smooth and well blended. Add the vanilla extract. With the mixer on low speed, gradually beat in the icing sugar. Add the milk and beat on high speed until frosting is light and fluffy (about 3-4 minutes).  Tint the frosting with pink food colouring until a deep pink, gradually add red food colouring to get your desired colour. With Compliments IScream Cakes ISCREAM CAKES

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I T ’ S

V A L E N T I N E ’ S

L IPS ARE

SEXY What do you think is sexy?

Want to WIN a sensual boudoir photoshoot with professional hair and make-up? Simply email what you think is sexy and our winner will be revealed in our March issue. Closing date 20th February 2013. Please read our terms and conditions* on page 8

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THE SOLUTION

THE SITUATION

A NEW YOU Valentines is coming up and every year me and my husband do the same thing. We are one of the couples you see, out on a “romantic” date not saying a word to each other. This year I want to do something different to boost my confidence and make this Valentine’s a special one for both of us. What do you suggest? Anon, London Hi Anon. We’ve all seen the couples barely saying a word to each other over wine and candelight. It’s fantastic that you want to do something different. Well done for taking the initiative. Don’t wait for him to make the first move! You must begin with yourself. Invest in some ‘ME’ time. Start with a full on pampering session, hair, mani/pedi, waxing, facial, the lot. If you are on a tight budget, then buy some good quality products and lock yourself away in your bathroom and indulge yourself. Personal grooming helps boost your confidence and sends a subliminal message that you’re worth it. Continue taking charge and make decisions about what YOU want to do on the day. This involves good planning, don’t leave anything to chance. Grab your favourite coloured pens and notebook and brainstorm ideas, do a little bit of research on the net and let your mind run wild. Will you do a saucy striptease, have a sexy dinner, or tease him on an exciting evening out? It’s up to you. For more inspirational ideas take a look at our Valentine’s Day Special page 04.

Have a question that you want our help with? Email sharon@thereinventiondiva.com or sandie@thereinventiondiva.com and your’s could be answered here.

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“Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.� Aristole

Photo: http://www.incrediblesnaps.com/the-beautiful-photographs-of-romantic-lovers

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Do you want to advertise your business in:

The Reinvention Diva Lifestyle? Please get in contact with us by email to sharon@thereinventiondiva.com or sandie@thereinventiondiva.com for a quote.

www.sharonsimpsonphotography.co.uk

Competition on Page 5 Terms and conditions

CAKES!

ISCREAM

1. Only one entry per email 2. Judges decision is final 3. Shoot date to be agreed between winner and photographer 4. One image is included in package, additional images will incur a fee 5. Venue to be confirmed 6. Prize must be used within 6 weeks of announcing winner 7. Prize is not redeemable for cash 8. Photoshoot is for one participant only 9. You must agree to have your thought published 10. You must agree to have fun and get your groove on

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HOTPINK DESIGNS

ISCREAM CAKES!

ISCREAM CAKES

A creative, vibrant and contemporary home based business, iSCREAM Cakes gives you yummy... Cupcakes, Cream Cakes, Character Cakes, Adult Cakes, Eggless Cakes & Oh So Super Truffles!

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IScream Cakes

www.iscreamcakes.co.uk EDITORS Sandie Panesar & Sharon Simpson Graphic Design Photography

Sandie Panesar (sandie_panesar@hotmail.com)

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