Monday, 31 March 2014

Hair, hair all about my hair!

A few of you lovelies have asked me before to do a post about my hair, what hair dyes and shampoos and conditioners etc i use. So i thought I'd finally do a full post about everything i use and the things i love to use on my hair the most.

Hair dyes: When dying my hair i usually start with Jerome Russell Bblonde high lift powder and bleach. I mix the powder and the developer together and pop it on my darker roots, leaving it on for about 20-30 mins. I then wash it out and blow dry my hair, leaving it for a day. The next day, to even out the colour, i use L'Oreal preference in Stockholm blonde, you can see everything that's in the pack on the picture above. 

Hair care: Looking for a good Shampoo and conditioner for colour treated hair is an absolute nightmare!! Most shampoos just make the hair clean but don't actually look after your hair and keep it in the best quality. I recently got sent Fushi* Argan shampoo and conditioner and it's literally the best hair care i've used in years and years. Every time i wash my hair with it, it's not only voluminous but super shiny and healthy looking. After i've washed my hair i use my moroccan oil, which i absolutely swear by. I use light as that's for blonder hair types and isn't as strong as the one for darker hair. (the one for darker hair can make your hair dark and ginger if used on light hair). - the other shampoo and conditioner i have used which is amazing for my hair is Bed head dumb blonde, which is also absolutely amazing for your hair!

A few little tips i've learnt to keep your hair in the best condition you can - Don't straighten it often, using tongs is so much better as you're not clamping heat down on to your hair. Don't wash your hair every day as it can make your hair more and more greasy, give it a good breath. Stay away from using too many products on your hair as that can weigh the hair down and make it break easier. As long as you find the best products for your hair, your hair will grow longer and in the best quality. 

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

New Style this Spring

I'm loving a bit of Joules at the moment, i've been trying to get a bit of colour in my wardrobe (other than black) so this brand has taken me to so many bright colours! Especially in the Spring time you need to wrap up warm, but look bright and summer! That's why i chose this cute Joules summer dress* its 50s style is right up my street i absolutely love it! Teamed up with a bit of faux fur who could go wrong. So as my wardrobe only consists of black, i chose these two red pieces, these HOT ASSSS chelsea boots and this quilted jacket. My style is so mixed at the moment and i like it like that. I know i'll wake up one day and be like what was i think with some of the stuff i own, but with these four pieces they will always be in fashion.

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

February Birchbox Review

I recently got contacted by the lovely people at Birchbox* to try out their feb box. I jumped at the chance as i've always wanted to try one of these beauty subscription boxes but never had enough money. They charge £10 per box per month and send you the box near the beginning of that said month. The box arrived about a week ago and i was so excited, to be honest i was more excited about the packaging LOOK AT IT its so beautiful, i'm a sucker for amazing packaging. It comes in a turquoise  box which once you open there's another box and inside that is the cutest little bag i've ever seen, i think that's even worth the £10 a month haha. I know with these boxes there are always good months and bad months, but the box they sent me for feb was definitely a good month, so i was very please about that. Some of the things in the box i was less excited about such as the shower gel as i can't use it and the chocolate. The rest though i was blown away with, the gorgeous bright pink nail varnish i fell madly in love with and i want it on my nails forever until i die. My two favs from the box has to be this morrocan type oil for your hair and the eyeko liquid eyeliner. Both items are amazing and i'd definitely recommend those two. You even make your money back on just one of the items which is awesome i think. Anyway next months they're including something from Lulu guiness..maybe i'll have to join just for that!

Exclusive code from me to you, when you subscribe to Birchbox use my code: BBXGB to get a FREE 
Cynthia Rowley makeup bag! xox

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Twerkin' for a burkin

Hello my lovelies! This weekend my boyfriend and i decided to do Lottoland UK, which of course we sadly didn't win :'( but it got me thinking what would i buy if i suddenly became a millionaire over night. After giving money to my family and friends that need it and buying a car i thought what bits and bobs would i loveeee to have in my wardrobe. I got really carried away doing this wishlist and thought for a moment i had won! So these are the items i'd choose. Nude Loubs, Acne biker jacket, Alexander Wang crop bralet, Stella Mccartney nude skirt and this BEAUTIFUL Del Rey Mulberry bag. I've wanted a Del Rey for as long as i can remember, as soon as it came out i was like I NEED IT, but then again i don't have £1000+ handy, i would have if i won the lottery this weekend goddamn! I think i'd also get my teeth whitened and laser hair removal all over my body then i would be good to go!

What would you buy if you won the lottery??

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Micro-ring Hair extension review - Vixen and Blush

Hey! The absolute lovely ladies at Vixen and Blush invited me over to their salon to try out their Micro ring hair extensions. I thought this sounded like a good idea as some of you have said your hair isn't long enough to do some of my hair tutorials so i wanted to show you other options, so you can do what ever you liked with your hair! Here you can see on the before and after what an amazing effect they had on my hair! I chose to have 22inch Virgin russian hair extensions put in using nano rings and i'm so glad I did. The wonderful thing about Vixen and Blush is that they custom make each strand of hair so it matches your real hair perfectly. Mixing different colours together to match the different tones in your hair which really, really makes a difference. This is a lot of work for the Vixen and Blush ladies but so worth it as it makes the extensions look like your own hair! I thought it would be a good idea to write down the process of this amazing hair process, so you can get an idea of it all!

Firstly the Vixen and Blush creator Sarah, chose two different shades of extensions and mixed them together to get my natural tone in from my hair, so the extensions matched perfectly. After that she then sectioned the extensions into strands and bonded them at the top ready to add the Micro-rings. Vixen and Blush do the smallest micro rings possible, so they are discreate but also very, very comfortable. Here you can see how she bonded the tops on the extensions ready to pop them in my hair.

She then began this extension process, popping in each strand, attaching it to the hair with the micro rings and pressing them down firmly into place. The whole thing including styling and cutting took about 3 hours, which isn't too bad at all. I then learnt at Vixen and Blush the hair extensions they use are reusable so you can go back to the salon after 3 months or so and get the same extensions re-fit for half the price! I know this is something i'd love to do as i'm already addicted!! Here's a little video from their site showing you how they fit the extensions to your hair.

After Sarah fit all my extensions in, she trimmed my hair and layered it to make it look like my own. This made it blend perfectly together! She also styled the hair with big waves and lots of volume, there's only a few salons that actually cut and style the extensions after they have fit them. This definitely makes it value for money as you come out with amazing results..

They are very comfortable and give my hair so much more volume, i'm officially addicted to them. Not only is Vixen and Blush amazing at what they do, the girls that work there are so friendly and kind it makes the trip all that more enjoyable. If you're looking to getting permanent extensions, definitely look them up, it is so worth it and they work so hard to give you the best results. I'd like to say thank you so much for my hair, i am in love with it and can't wait to try out more styles with it.

Friday, 3 January 2014

My 2014 blog post inspiration (keep your eyes peeled)

These are my 2014 blog post ideas, hair tutorials, outfits and everything in between. I'm also planning on doing a few fitness posts of my gym progress etc. I'm so sorry how much i've been slacking on here, hopefully i have time between looking after my dad to do a few posts!  I'm also behind on reviewing a few fab items i've been sent so please bare with me while i sort it all out. These photos have given me so much inspiration and i'm so excited to get started on blogging regularly again in 2014. I love you all and hope you had a lovely christmas and a drunken new year.

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Inspiration Station

Where the hell have i been?!? I'm such a rubbish blogger. I'm hopefully back to normal blogging from now on and if not then you can slap me in the eye. Thank you to everyone who's been patient with me.

I thought i'd do a little post on my favourite fashion ladies, who i get the most inspiration from. They're all so beautiful as well so i wouldn't mind having their faces and hair, as well as their fabulous clothes!

I'm pretty sure i'm slightly in love with them all. Thank you again to all you beauties that have held on with my blog! i'm hopefully back now and i'm excited!