Friday, 18 July 2014

Bargain Ebay Ray-Ban Dupes!

Hi guys!! 
Look at all the beautiful coloursssss.......*drooool*.
You might have seen these Ray-Bans floating around the blogosphere and on a lot of celebrities recently, they're the mirrored aviators!
Except these aren't the Ray-Ban version, if you don't already know this about me, I live in the UK and we don't get much sunshine so I couldn't justify spending over £120 on the real thing! So I went to the place I always go to when I want the cheap knock-offs...Ebay! 
These came from Hong Kong but I've found a UK seller that's only charging £2.99-£3.99, with free shipping, so I'd definitely go for them! (link here).
They do SO many different styles and colours, here's the ones that I have (so far...);
 The last ones are Ray-Ban Clubmaster dupes too, they do so many different kinds that I don't think I would invest in a pair of real Ray-Bans! 
If you follow my Instagram you might have seen some pictures of me wearing them anyway but in case you haven't here they are :)
 I really love them and think, especially for the price, they're amazing value and I'd recommend them to everyone! 
Ebay is a saviour! 
Lots of love! x

Friday, 11 July 2014

Girl Crush Friday RETURNS! - Emma Willis.

The triumphant return of Girl Crush Friday is here!!
I ran out of girl crushes so I stopped doing them for a bit, but now I've acquired a few more so here I am!

I'm returning with the woman who is presiding over the nutcases in the Big Brother house, Emma Willis!
I think she's completely stunning, such a natural beauty with a great sense of style and a really fun personality! 
And anyone who can stand to be in the same room as the people in that house, never mind interview them, is a hero in my book!!

 Her makeup is always so on point and I love that she's championing short hair!


Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Bblonde Lightening Spray by Jerome Russell.

Long time no see!!
I bet you all thought I'd disappeared off the face of the earth, but I can assure you I'm still sat on the earth's face!....that sounds wrong.
I've actually been missing for so long because I've been moving house! I now live in my first grown up house with my boyfriend, I've officially flown the nest!
I may do some sort of house tour post at some point, we'll see!
Onto the post!

I was kindly sent this Bblonde Lightening Spray from Jerome Russell for review and now that I've tested it properly for about a month it's time for my honest review!

The concept of this product is that you spray it onto your hair (it's not recommended for anyone with darker than light brown hair) and it gradually lightens your hair.
You're supposed to spray it on wet hair and then when you heat style your hair it activates the lighteners in the product, and it also contains heat protection which is nifty because I remember having a product like this from John Frieda and I didn't really like it because it made my hair so dry with all the heat styling I had to do!

I've applied this now countless times and it definitely does lighten my hair, but it is quite subtle! 
I have brown hair but I also have a dip dye so the ends of my hair are a dark blonde colour, and it's definitely made it lighter and it knocks out some of the brassy tones my hair tends to lean towards.

I tend to use it every other time I wash and blowdry my hair because I like to use the Dove Nourishing Oil Care Leave-In spray in between using this just so my hair stays in nice condition (that stuff is amazing by the way, I'd definitely recommend picking it up!!) and I don't like to use an oil and the lightening spray as I've heard that oils make your hair turn brassy so it seems counter-productive to use them together!

All in all, this is great if you have a dip dye like me, or if you have highlights and you want to lighten things up a bit more without doing anything drastic to your hair and risking damaging it a lot.
Super simple to use, which is a big plus and doesn't damage your hair as much as other lightening sprays which is great because once you've bleached your hair you don't want to put it through anymore stress or damage!

Jerome Russell Bblonde Lightening Spray retails for £5.99 at Boots or Superdrug stores nationwide, or online.

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Here's What I Did Last Weekend!

Hello guys!!
I've had a pretty busy week so I thought I'd fill you all in with a post of a few (scratch that, a lot) of pictures from my week! Last weekend I went to Whitley Bay for a night out for my friend Frances' birthday, it was such a fun and random night out! We partied with a man with dreadlocks who cured cancer, saw Little Bo-Peep and stayed on Easy Street! 
 I really liked my outfit that night! The dress is from Missguided and is a really stretchy, comfortable fabric and I adore the print! I love this shape of dress, it's pretty much all I wear! 
The shoes are chunky platforms from H&M, they're super comfy to walk in and I'm terrible at walking in heels so I think everyone would love them.

Then a few days later me and my friend Frances went on our long-awaited coach trip to the Coronation Street studios! Yes, it's a granny-ish thing to do but we had so much fun haha we love Coronation Street so it was something fun and different for us to do together :)
We also got a afternoon in Liverpool the next day to do some serious shopping (haul is on its way!!).
 As you can tell, comfort was key on this trip! We were on a coach for about 3 hours so I didn't want to wear an outfit that was too restricting or uncomfortable.
I've got on some dark grey leggings from Primark, a leopard print boyfriend tee from Primark, a khaki jacket from H&M and white Converse trainers with my beloved Zara bag :)

It was such a thrill looking round the Corrie studios! Now when I watch it on TV I keep thinking ''I've been in there!'' haha even though the set has now been moved somewhere else, it's still weird to think we've been on the old set!
Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed this post! I'll be back with my Manchester/Liverpool haul as soon as I can! 

Friday, 16 May 2014

Jerome Russell Bblonde Colour Toner in Platinum Blonde.

Hi guys!!
Happy weekend! 
Today I'm bringing you a review of a product that was kindly sent to me, the Jerome Russell Bblonde Colour Toner in Platinum Blonde!
Inside the box is a little bottle of the famous purple shampoo that all blondes swear by!
As some of you might know, I recently dip-dyed my hair so I need a good toner to stop my ends looking brassy, which my hair has a tendency to do!

The down sides of this product is that it's pretty runny, so when I pour it into my hands I find it hard to keep hold of it in the shower while I put it on the ends of my hair.
Also I found it a bit drying, but most toners always are and that's nothing that can't be fixed with a good conditioner.

The plus points of this product far outweigh the bad though! 
This is a really intense toner, any brassy tones you have in your hair are banished completely, which is obviously amazing! 
I've used purple shampoos before but I don't think this falls into that category, this is a straight-up toner so you would use a shampoo first, preferably a gentle one, then use the toner.

I leave it on for about 10 minutes, I find it works better when I'm in the bath because the heat from the bath seems to make a difference.

Just be careful not to get it on any clothes as it's obviously bright purple so staining can be an issue haha!

I've used this product about 5 times and I've still got a surprising amount left, so even though you only get 75ml in the bottle, a little does go a long way!
You can sort of see how blonde my ends are on this picture, this toner is really helping me keep the colour nice and bright!
Bblonde Colour Toner is £4.99 for 75ml.

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

2014 Met Gala - Bumper Best & Worst Dressed!

Hello strawberry laces!!
It's that time again, when lots of beautiful people walk down a red carpet for no particular reason other than to show off their amazing dresses! 
While you're looking at the pictures also play a fun game called ''look who's in the background!'', there's a number of famous faces lurking on the red carpet behind these people, they must all have to walk at the same time!
I wonder what actually goes on inside the Met Gala? I can't imagine there's a buffet....
Best Dressed

Ryan Reynolds & Blake Lively
 They are so so sickeningly beautiful, if they ever have a baby we'll have to ban it from ever entering a beauty pageant, as it won't be fair on the other entrants.
They seem so happy together as well, always laughing on the red carpet! 
Blake looks gorgeous dripping in sequins, with that figure she could pull off anything! 
And not many men can carry off a velvet suit, but Ryan does it heroically.
(Background spot, Jake Gyllenhaal *wolf whistle*)

 I wasn't sure about this Givenchy creation when I first saw it but now I'm in love with it! I love the dark and sombre look, she looks like she's going to the worlds most fabulous a good way!

Emma Stone
 I adore this effortless hairstyle on her! This outfit is so simple and chic, pink doesn't always work on redheads but Emma looks absolutely radiant!

Dita Von Teese
 You can always count on Dita to bring the full on old school glamour! This is the fishtail gown to end all fishtail gowns! 
I love the combination of the crimson and cream silk against her pale skin.

Olivia Munn
 Grey and yellow are one of my favourite colour combinations so I was always going to adore this dress!
It makes her boobies look fabulous too!
I love the little accessory in her hair, it stops the whole thing looking too trashy.
(Background spot, Hayden Panettiere..well her skirt!)

Hayden Panettiere
 The muted colours on this dress are stunning! When I first looked at the dress I thought it was just plain cream, but then I noticed this to-die-for floral print!
It suits Hayden's petite frame down to the ground (which isn't very far to her, admittedly!).
(Background spot, Zooey Deschanel looking very tall)

Karolina Kurkova
 WOWZER! Now THIS is how to make an impact on the red carpet!!
I think only a stick thin model could pull this kind of couture look off, but good for her for taking a risk, this dress might not be to everyones taste, but I think it's incredible.

Arizona Muse
I'm not quite sure who Arizona Muse is, but I'm guessing she's a model judging by her willowy limbs!
This dress is fit for a first lady, or a princess at a ball! 

Worst Dressed

Kristen Stewart
 Grown out roots, a jumper and a skirt that looks like it's made out of an emu's arse feathers, Kristen Stewart is always a delight on the red carpet!
At least she's cracking a smile for once.

Lupita Nyong'o
 Now if you're an avid reader of my best dressed lists you'll have seen this beautiful lady grace them a few times over the past few months...unfortunately she has found herself on the other side of my affections this time!
What.On.EARTH is this thing she's wearing? It's not even ''so bad it's good'', or so wacky that it's amazing, it's just plain AWFUL.
I don't know who dressed her, but I'm going to hazard a guess and say they don't like Lupita much....
(Background spot - Leighton Meester and various other actresses I recognise but don't know the names of!)

Rosamund Pike
 I feel bad criticising her because she looks so happy...but why did she think a skirt made out of a polo neck jumper was a good idea?
Paired with clodhopper shoes and a bodice that makes her boobs look flat as a pancake, this is a big fat fail!

Johnny Depp
 Has anyone else noticed that Johnny Depp is morphing slowly into a character from a Tim Burton film?
I suppose if you play at something for so long you start to actually believe it....

Kate Upton
 Her inspiration for this even seems to have been a cross between Nancy from Oliver Twist and a demented flamenco dancer, all she needs are some grapes and pineapples on her head to complete the look.

Lily Allen
There's something inherently unlikeable about Lily in my opinion, she always seems to be judging people for things that she does herself and trying to court publicity left, right and centre.
But enough about that, let's talk about how hideous this dress is!
Her clutch bag looks like ravioli, her hair looks bushy and wild and the dress seems to be made from pieces of scrap material, I don't care what designer created this dress, it just shows that money can't buy style!
(Background spot, Selena Gomez & Bryan Cranston!).

Who was your best and worst dressed? Let me know!