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Tuesday, 30 May 2017

|| Dresses || Summer Edit

Its no shocker to anyone that I love a pretty dress, its so important to invest in good dresses as they will do years of wear and washes. I love how any dress can be worn dressed up or super casual with sandals. Living in a country where it could be roasting hot one day then like living in the arctic the next can be pretty difficult trying to find dresses to fit all the weather conditions.

 Old dress - It was a gift from Mike so I have absolutely no idea where from - Shoes - Old Oasis
 Dress - Warehouse
 Scarf - H&M Dress - Miss selfridge (not online) Similar here

where do you buy pretty dresses you ask?

I love Tu at sainsbury's and Warehouse, warehouse have such a big variety of different shapes and lengths and lets face it I cant pull off a mini, it nearly always is maxi or midi.

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Friday, 26 May 2017

My haircare routine - washing & styling

Ive had blonde hair for the last 6 years and its hard to maintain but by far the best colour to compliment my skin tone.  I always get asked what products I use so I thought I would throw them all in to a blog post and you can see how I achieve my grey locks.

What haircare products do you use?

I dont use a lot of products, though I do use two shampoos and a mask and it can just get a bit time consuming but so worth it for the end result.

  • Simple gentle care shampoo - Honestly does what it says on the 'tin' so gentle and very cleansing, more so than any shampoo I've used before.
  • Fudge Clean Blonde Violet Toning Shampoo - Hands down the most amazing toning shampoo I've used and I've used loads, one use and you will see such a massive difference, quite a lot of toning shampoos foam and then lose the purple tone but this shampoo stays purple throughout the whole washing process.
  • L'oreal Paris Elvive Full Restore 5 Masque - I've used my fair share of hair masks over the years and much prefer a mask over a conditioner, much more intense and I find leaves your hair in better condition, I have always went back to this one as I can get it whilst shopping in Tesco and I find it works great but I would love to try new ones if you have any recommendations.

As I cant wash or style my own hair Mike is such a great help to me, he washes, washes again puts a mask in and leaves that for like 5 minutes then we dry and straighten and it could take up to 2 hours as I've got such long hair.  

We wash first with the Simple shampoo then wash that out and use like a palm full of the purple shampoo and we leave that in for around 2 - 5 minutes, then its mask time and it usually stays in for 5 minutes or as soon as I start to get uncomfortable. 

What do I use to style 

I dont use much to style my hair I use the Tigi shine spray and its amazing couldn't recommend that enough - then Mike just dries it and then either straightens or curls it with my GHD's

So pretty fuss free nothing to faffy, blonde hair is high maintenance and I think its so important to use products to keep it looking healthy and protect it.

If your local my hairdresser is Deirdre Mccosh in Martinstown and she is a miracle worker! 



Sunday, 14 May 2017

Mini bags on a budget

Top // Primark Skirt // F&F shoes // La Redoute Bag // M&S

As of late I've been slightly obsessed with Mini Bags and before if you had of told me I was going to buy a bag that wasn't designer I probably would of laughed, but now the high street offers so much.  In my opinion I think Zara, Mango and Marks and Spencer win hands down for Designer Dupes and are fabulous quality, here are my favourites;

I much prefer mini bags now, so easy just to throw on with any outfit, I think mini's look the best in a bold colour and to be honest I'm not a bold kinda gal but I love a bold shade for an accessory.

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