Thursday, 25 August 2016

Bardot Tops and Khaki Culottes

Two of this season's top trends that I never thought I would turn to have now created one of my favourite outfits...
When the culottes trend came into fashion I just couldn't get my head around them suiting me, I did love them on other people but I just felt I didn't have the guts to go out in them as I wasn't sure I could pull them off. It took me a long time to get into these but once I did, its safe to say that I have never looked back. I am so obsessed with culottes or just mid length wide leg trousers of any sort, they are so flattering and I am beginning to love anything loose fitting and over sized more and more recently. This particular pair were a complete steal at just £9.99! Yes, I'm not lying, I was so shocked at this when I read the label. They are elasticated at the waist so super comfortable as well as my favourite colour of the moment, khaki. New Look, you are winning. Another trend I wouldn't of seen myself wearing would be the bardot top, but again the more I saw them styled up and worn, the more I loved this silhouette and shape. Yet again another bargain (am I getting predictable yet!?) from Primark this time, I will certainly still be wearing this stripe shirt into the autumn months...

Stripe Bardot Shirt - Primark (similar here)
Boots - Public Desire
 Necklace - Accessorize (old)

Which trends do you love now that you never thought you'd wear?

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Friday, 19 August 2016

Why Stripes Should Be A Staple In Your Wardrobe

Stripes have been a huge trend this season, so much so that I don't think they are going anywhere any time soon. Having always been a lover of stripes I think they are such a great staple in a girls wardrobe, they are a simple and basic way of spicing up an outfit without too much thought or effort needing to go into it! If you're not too adventurous when it comes to pattern and texture in your clothes then I think stripes can be the next be thing for those people that are wanting to come out of going for minimal colours and shapes. This dress was a little Zara sale bargain I picked up, I actually ended up wearing it on holiday as a bikini cover up as it's so easy to just throw on, but I loved it because of it's simple shape it can be worn in a variety of ways. I have seen so many bloggers rock the stripes trend over the summer - I think that has definitely been reflected into my wardrobe and my recent purchases!

Dress - Zara (sold out)
Sunglasses - Primark 

Whatever shape or style, I think a striped dress is definitely a much needed piece that can be worn in a variety of ways for various occasions. After browsing Asos, I found so many of these that I loved so I've put together a wishlist...


Saturday, 13 August 2016

The Must-Have Products For Blonde Hair

Keeping up the condition of your hair when your a blonde can be tough at times, bleach certainly isn't your best friend but when you're a blonde it's something that has to be done! A fresh new haircut and a selection of new products was just what I needed to give my hair some TLC.
Looking after my hair has always been really important to me after studying hairdressing for a while when I was younger, so over the years I have tried out SO many different conditioning masks and shampoos, some that have really worked and others that haven't. I'm still continuing to try and get my hair into a really great condition, it has got a lot better over the years as I don't tend to use a lot of heat on it and as I haven't had it dyed or bleached in about 6 months, it has really helped give my hair a little break that it needed. I was so excited to try out all these Redken products and put them to the test on my hair...

'A caring, pH balanced, sulfate-free shampoo for natural and colour treated blonde colour treated hair that gently cleanses and softens with light moisture. Exclusive Kera-Bright System with kerabond, violet leaf extract and lactic acid helps strengthen hair and boosts shine without compromising colour so blonde hair looks bright, soft and beautiful.'- Redken

'A caring, nourishing rinse out hair mask for blonde colour treated hair and natural blonde hair that target damaged areas with intense replenishment. Exclusive Kera-Bright System with kerabond, violet leaf extract and lactic acid helps strengthen hair, replenish smoothness and amplify shine so blonde hair is polished with renewed softness.' - Redken

Suited specifically for blondes, I was looking forward to trying out these two products from the Blonde Idol range and they definitely didn't disappoint. It's quite rare I find a shampoo that I really love and I have become obsessed with one, you only need the smallest amount as it lathers up so nicely and makes your hair feel so clean after just one wash. I am usually washing my hair twice with shampoo in the shower after a few days leaving it without a wash so I really loved how easy this one lathers up. Followed by the Blonde Idol mask, they are a perfect pair together for your hair, this mask left my hair so soft and smooth and although I've only used it a few times I am looking forward to using the rest and continuing to improve the condition of my hair!  

'Award winning Express Primer in a cream, for thick or coarse hair that needs extra manageability. Hair is left 3x stronger and healthier and perfectly primed for any style. 
- Reduces blow-dry time
- Protects from heat up to 230˚
- Helps reduce breakage
- Provides 24-hour lasting volume' - Redken

This is a new product from Redken, designed to speed up the blow drying process as well as smooth and protect your hair from heat in the process. I have only used this a few times as I sometimes tend to leave my hair to dry naturally, but I have to say when I have wanted to give my hair a smooth blow dry this is definitely my go-to product. Great for priming your hair for a blow dry and protecting it if followed by curling or straightening. 

'This rinse out hair primer treatment with Biotin builds strength from root to tip and target split ends. When use together, Extreme Shampoo, Extreme Length Primer and Sealer can help you achieve your potential maximum hair length.   
Formulated with Biotin 
Provides weightless conditioning 
' - Redken

'This sealer treatment builds strength from root to tip and targets split ends. When used together, Extreme Shampoo, Extreme Length Primer and Sealer can help you achieve your potential maximum hair length. 
Formulated with Biotin. 
-  Provides weightless conditioning' - Redken 

Taken from the Extreme Lengths, this primer and sealer have been an absolute god send for my hair. Although my hair isn't long in the sense that these are targeted towards longer hair, I personally think they can be used for any length of hair as your ends could be damaged at any length. As I mentioned earlier, my hair has come to a much better condition recently but using these two products will definitely continue to keep this up as well as improving it even more! I have always had quite frizzy and wavy hair especially after blow drying my hair I would always have to do something with it using a pair of straighteners, so I was completely shocked after using these two products to find after drying my hair it was completely smooth, soft and pretty much straight! I've never found this in a product before so I was really excited by this as it will enable me not to use any heat on my hair. The primer is used as a conditioner after shampooing, I then applied to the sealer onto towel dried hair before blow drying. A little definitely goes a long way with these products as well which is another great aspect. 

Overall I think it's quite clear I am a huge fan of these Redken products! I would highly recommend all the products I tried out to anyone wanting to improve the condition of their hair or even just want to try a new product... 

Have you tried out any Redken Hair Products?
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