22 agosto 2014

Leigh-on-Sea Part I

Leigh-on-Sea
Leigh-on-Sea
Leigh-on-Sea
Leigh-on-Sea
Leigh-on-Sea
Leigh-on-Sea
Leigh-on-Sea
Leigh-on-Sea
Leigh-on-Sea
Leigh-on-Sea
Leigh-on-Sea

There are actually quite a few pictures from that day that I wanted to share, so I'll have to do it in 2 parts. 
Leigh-on-Sea is a nice little town on the way to Southend-on-Sea. I hadn't really been there before, only gone past on the train when going to Southend, so it was like a little adventure because I had no idea where I was going. 
My family and I had a picnic by the tiny beach and then decided to explore the town. More pictures to follow soon ;)

xo

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20 agosto 2014

Old Wives Tail Organic Hair Treatment Review & Giveaway

Old Wives Tail Organic Hair Treatments SOS oil

Recently I got contacted by Old Wives Tail, a small hair care company that sells 100% handmade organic products with no additives or chemicals, to try one of their products. 

Since I suffer from a dry and itchy scalp (glamorous) thought that I could benefit from trying the SOS Organic Anti-Hair Loss Oil Treatment, which states it soothes, moisturises and softens the scalp to prevent hair loss. It also mentions that this oil contains anti-bacterial agents that heal scalp infections and remove dead skin cells, as well as having stimulating properties that increase circulation and encourage healthy hair growth. 

Even though I normally experience a bit of hair loss when I brush or wash my hair, it is completely natural and am not concerned about that very much, but what made me select this oil to try is that it mentioned it gets rid of dead skin, which sometimes accumulates on some areas of my scalp and can be visible and embarrassing. 

When I use the SOS oil, I put it all over my scalp and massage to make sure it gets through and then apply some more on the lengths of my hair, after I've left it for an hour I wash it twice to completely get rid of any residue. 

What I really like about this product is that it smells amazing - it contains olive, avocado, almond, lavender, peppermint and clove oils, though it mostly smells of peppermint and lavender. I also noticed that after washing, my hair is noticeably shinier, softer, smoother and it also has more volume at the roots; and the visible dry skin on my scalp has considerably reduced so I will keep on using. 

The only downside that I've found is that this product is very runny and the packaging makes for a bit of a messy application, so a pump would be greatly appreciated. Quite a good product nonetheless, so I would recommend it for dry scalps and for adding more volume to your roots. 

Find the full range of Old Wives Tail products here and check out the competition they are holding on their website, to win two hair oils of your choice here

xo

PS. Don't forget to enter for your chance to win a Rebecca & Penelope pearl necklace here

18 agosto 2014

New in: July 2014

macarons and nuxe reve de miel
kate moss book
primark cushion

Postcard, macarons and Nuxe lip balms from a Boulogne day trip with my family. Glamour magazine and Clinique chubby stick in Super Strawberry. Kate Moss book from The Works, angora scarf, hat and gloves from the Topshop sale. Souvenirs and sweets from my family. Avon body scrub, Topshop lip balm and H&M hair bow. Luminous white Colgate mouth/teeth care regime. Set of Oral B electric toothbrushes and heads that I won in a competition. Cushion from Primark. 

xo

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15 agosto 2014

On My Birthday

orla kiely inspired heart print shirt
the view from the shard
the view from the shard


It was my birthday on Tuesday, and my lovely husband brought me flowers along with Peter Doherty's latest book, Peter Murphy's signed CD, my first Chanel perfume and tickets to go on The View from The Shard. I wore a heart print shirt, shorts and jacket from H&M and leather loafers from Miss Selfridge. (Similar shirt, shorts, jacket, loafers).

xo

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13 agosto 2014

Sexy Mermaid Wedding Dresses

The most special day in their life, for a lot of women, is their wedding day. It's the day you get to dress up like a princess for a whole day, which means the dress that you wear that day has to be what you always dreamed of. 

At DressV they specialize in party and wedding dresses, and on this occasion they wanted to share some of their mermaid style wedding dresses. 

The left dress reminds me of the 1920's and I can imagine Daisy Buchanan wearing this dress on her wedding day. It has a vintage feel to it with the lace overlay and the long train, but being not very fitted makes it comfortable enough to wear the whole day. The sheer panel over the shoulders acts as a lightweight cover up in case you don't like bearing your arms and shoulders, making it a modest yet gorgeous option. The right dress contrasts with the previous one as this one features a strapless and fitted bodice with a waist-accentuating sash, resembling a modern version of the left dress. 

The dress on the left reminds me of my own wedding dress, with it's full lace overlay and fitted style, I love that it has a sweetheart neckline with a sheer lace panel over the shoulders as well as the arms, to keep you from showing what you don't want on show. The right dress makes me instantly think of Grace Kelly as it has a very regal and classical look. It's similar to the left dress with the sweetheart neckline and lace overlay, but features a V-neck and an embellished sash that highlights your waist and adds some sparkle. The skirt has some lace details over a satin fabric which gives it a more glamorous look, opposed to the vintage vibe the left dress gives. Find more Sexy Mermaid Wedding Dresses at DressV.

Which of the dresses is your favourite?

xo
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11 agosto 2014

3 Summer Hair Ideas

easy fast simple summer hair ideas

Sometimes it's not hard to get stuck in a hair routine, but with a few simple tips you can easily change it up. I've been trying these recently and thought I would share them with you:

1. Add some texture: this is especially helpful if you have straight hair like me, as using some product such as salt spray to add texture to your hair gives it a different look without much effort. I've been using got2b Beach Matt Texturizing Salt Spray, I spray it all over the lengths of my hair avoiding roots and ends and then scrunch it a little to give it that nice beachy/bedhead/Olsen twin hair texture.

2. Lighten your hair: this is one to try if you are feeling daring, as lightening your hair is permanent. A couple of years ago I would never have thought of lightening my hair, but seeing the ombre trend on almost every news feed of mine made me want to give it a try. I've been using Lee Stafford Sun Kissed Lightening Spray on the ends of my hair to give it a subtle ombre look. You just spray this on and then use your hair dryer to activate it. I've repeated the process around 10-15 times through the last few months and the results are visible but not extreme. 

3. Accessorize: it's something really simple but when you think about it, accessories do liven up even the plainest hair styles. Try adding a sparkly brooch or hair bow to your everyday pony tail or bun, a headband to frame your face or even a couple of embellished barrettes to deep side parted hair to look extra polished in an instant.

Will you be trying any of these ideas?

xo

PS. Don't forget to enter to win a Rebecca & Penelope pearl bracelet worth £135 here

08 agosto 2014

Peter Pan Collar

Peter Pan Collar
Peter Pan Collar

Cardigan: Gift (similar)
Peter Pan Top: H&M (similar)
Skinny Jeans: Topshop
Hair Clip: H&M
Shoes: Topshop (similar)

A bit of a more girly outfit. The cardigan was a gift from my parents when they came to visit in June and the bow hair clip I actually bought when they were here. It's too cute, so I couldn't resist. Next week is my birthday so I might do a bit of shopping this weekend.

xo

PS. Don't forget to enter for your chance to win a Rebecca & Penelope pearl bracelet worth £135 here.

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