Tuesday, 10 December 2013
With party season now in full swing I thought I would share two looks that I have fallen in love with from Boohoo. I was originally going to do a wishlist of various things from several of my favourite online retailers but Boohoo stole the show for me! For someone who is constantly on a budget Boohoo is ideal, cheap as chips!! Well maybe not chips. BUT they have some beautiful stuff at the moment at excellent prices! It makes me want to throw a big Christmas party just so I have an excuse to dress up!
Where's your party dress from this year?
Monday, 9 December 2013
After going to the Umberto Giannini event the other day and seeing how easy it is to create so many different hairstyles with the Backcomb in a bottle I've been trying to mix my hair styles up a little instead of sticking to my normal, which is usually curl a little with straighteners or pop it up in a bun.
The image on the left is what I had created for me at the Umberto Giannini event, and the image on the right is my attempt at recreating this look but a little more toned down. It's such an easy look to create and Backcomb in a bottle is just the thing that makes this look so easy to do! I'm trying really hard not to wash my hair so often as it's gone rather dry, so I need to put them natural oils back into my hair. This sort of look is great for hiding that unwashed hair - All you have to do is sleek back your hair into a ponytail, use Backcomb in a bottle to prepare the hair, then using your fingers or a comb, backcomb the ponytail and wrap the hair around into a bun shape like this. Once you're happy with the positioning of your hair, grip it into place and wallah! You have a messy up-do that's perfect for any occasion.
This is yet another really easy look to achieve. I simply prepped my hair with Backcomb in a bottle, sprayed the roots and the ends and then backcombed my roots with a comb and using my fingers loosely teased my ends. I then swept it all onto the side and braided my hair into a fishtail. It's so easy to do a fishtail braid, there are tonnes of videos on youtube on how to do them. I pulled the braid out a little and rubbed my fingers up it to make it look loose and messy and then I lightly pulled at the front bits as well to make some strands of hair fall forward.
On Friday this shocking thing on the right happened. It was amazing... I sneezed and all my hair where I'd previously shaved a few months ago, fell back out again leaving me with a bold patch again. oops! Obviously not!
I had been wanting to shave my hair off again for a while now, I absolutely loved it but had been growing it out for a while. Friday I had another moment of madness and just went ahead and did it again. Yes it's bloody cold and oh god does my scalp now feel the breeze and yes my parents both hate it! But I don't regret it and I love it :)
Have you ever been brave and did something drastic to your hair? Whats your favourite hairstyle to do?
Thursday, 5 December 2013
Back in February (or maybe it was March) I was invited to a hair event at the Umberto Giannini hair salon in Birmingham's iconic Selfridges store. I really enjoyed myself and learnt so much on how to create trends that were in for the summer - plus I absolutely adored the staff, definitely one of the most enjoyable events I'd been to. So as you can imagine when I was invited to their latest blogger event I jumped at the chance to attend.
The event was focused around their latest campaign with model Tali Lennox, 7 Days 7 Ways. The campaign advertises their hero product Backcomb in a bottle and the different ways you can style your hair with just this one product. I had never used Backcomb in a bottle before the other night and to be honest I hadn't heard too much about it but after seeing how easy it was to use and the results it gives I am inlove!
Backcomb in a bottle instantly gives you the texture and volume of backcombed hair. If you’re looking for a subtle lift of volume just a few sprays of this onto the roots followed by massaging it in and you’ll instantly see a difference. If you’re anything like me and end up with a square shaped head from backcombing then this product is your saviour!! It doesn’t just work wonders on your roots either, you literally can create any look with backcomb in a bottle and that’s proved by Tali Lennox’s 7 looks below, all using this award winning creation…
We all sat down with nibbles and Champaign in hand to watch this brief presentation on the 7 looks and a little “how to” on achieving these creations. We heard all about the glam hair range and the looks that are set to be really hot during the party season. My favourite look has got to be the third image down, It’s such a powerful but yet glamorous look! I also loved the last look, it’s so wearable and is easy a look to take from day to night – Perfect for evening drinks after work.
|AHH LOOK AT ALL THAT VOLUME!!!|
I absolutely loved my hairstyle, It seemed really easy to create and I couldn't believe I got this look with just one hair product. The other hair styles that were created were absolutely beautiful! All of us looked amazing even if I say so myself ;)
|I'm so inlove with Emily's hair colour!!|
|This is another style I can't wait to try and recreate! It looks absolutely stunning on Sunni!!|
Yet again I walked away from that event and felt like I'd learnt some new hair styles. I cannot wait to have a play with Backcomb in a bottle. I'll be doing some blog posts on the looks I've created myself with this product shortly, but so far I'm really impressed! Thank you so much Umberto Giannini for a fantastic evening!
Do you use any Umberto Giannini products yourself? If you do let me know whats your favourite, I have a feeling a slight obsession is brewing.