I am having a right hair mare at the moment! It's just so blah. I'm trying to grow it and it feels like it's taking forever :( I can't decide what to do with my fringe either, I like having a full fringe but it's just too much as it constantly needs trimming or I end up looking like the dulux dog! So I've opted for a long sweeping side fringe :)
Also fancied a change of hair colour! Believe it or not this time last year I was still actually blonde
One day when I went to get my highlights done and just decided to go dark 5 minutes before my appointment! And I actually can't imagine being blonde now. I think a year later my mum is finally starting to like it! It's much easier to colour it myself and cheaper too, £100 for cut and highlights is way too expensive to pay every other month. Now I just colour it myself and get a trim every now again. Plus my hair is in much better condition now it's not being bleached to death :)
So I decided to have a change of colour and try this
I always use L'oreal semi-permanent colours and they always come out really nice, plus the little conditioner you get makes my hair feel super soft. I also bought a really great product from the hairdressers yesterday...they always use it on my hair and it's good for getting that messed up look. It's Schwarzkopf Oasis+ Dust It
You sprinkle a little bit on your roots and basically just mess up you hair. It works really well and was only £12 :) It will last forever too as you only need to use a little bit at a time.
Here's a little outfit shot of what I was wearing last night. We had a girly night out with lot's of Rose and dancing, was fun! Although I'm paying for it today with a slight hangover :(
Last night was eventful...we had a night of Karaoke, wine and dancing as a joint birthday celebration for two of my friends. Such a funny night! Although I shouldn't be let loose near a microphone at any time :o
My singing is absolutely awful...but after two bottles of wine I think I sound better than Whitney Houston haha.
Here's a couple of pics of my outfit from last night...I am wearing shorts even though it looks like I'm really not!
The trusty old Topshop clogs, make me about 6 feet tall but so, so comfy :)
I'm like a Magpie attracted to all things shiny, I should really stop buying jewellery but I can't! I love how a ring or a necklace can completely change an outfit!
I especially love Topshop jewellery, it's affordable and always has masses of choice :) So it would have been rude of me not to pop in and have a browse...10 minutes later here's what I came out with :)
Excuse my man hands in the pictures, God didn't bless me with lovely, feminine hands unfortunately :(
I also bought these false lashes from Topshop. I tend to use the Cheryl Cole lashes from the Girls Aloud collection but I've had my eye on these for a while! And for £8 I thought I;d give them a try.
There perfect for a night out, the only bad thing is they don't come with glue!! Luckily Boots was at hand to solve that problem ;) I shall let you all know if they last the night.
25p from every Smoothie goes to Age UK, a charity which helps provide the elderly with support, help with heating costs, blankets and hot meals. Such a good cause, especially with the freezing conditions we get in winter and the stupidly high cost of heating these days :(
They also have competition going, all you have to do is take a photo of the hat in an amusing place and the best pictures will win lot's of Smoothie goodies...find out more at ">www.innocentdrinks.co.uk/bigknit :)
I completely forgot I took these photos to share with you...my memory is shockingly bad, seriously!
This is a necklace my friend bought me way back in August for my birthday and I just remembered I have it and have fallen in love with it's cuteness :) It's from a shop called Cow Vintage (http://wearecow.blogspot.com/) they have a few stores around the UK but this was bought at the shop in Manchester.
This necklace has a story theme to it with Hansel and Gretel as well as a Gingerbread Man detailing.
How cute is it?! :)
I also bought this lovely pair of wedges on Saturday. I've been eyeing a pair in Next for a few weeks that are £40 but they never have my size in :( Then I was in New Look and saw these black wedges and for £24.99 I couldn't not buy them! They are so comfy and look really good on :)
Okay, so I've been reading a lot of reviews on Barry M Instant Nail Effects polish on quite a few Blogs and thought I would give it a go :)
I love painting my nails and doing different designs and patterns but unfortunately due to my job I can't have my nails painted, massive sad face :( Although I do sneakily put clear polish on so my nails don't feel too bare!
The Barry M website says 'Instant Nail Effects is a simple to use nail paint that creates this amazing effect on your nails in one simple stroke. Or play around with it to create different effects' (www.barrym.com)
There's also a quick tutorial video which shows you the best way to use it. I bought mine from the Barry M range at Boots for £3.49, although it says it is sold out on the website I'm sure you can still get it from places like Boots and Superdrug :)
So, all you have to do is paint your nails with your chosen colour (I've picked Topshop's Pillar Box Red) let them dry then apply a single coat of the Nail Effect over the top, trying not to overlap with each stroke. I found this bit quite tricky as I don't have the biggest nails and I'm not the neatest so trying not to overlap the strokes did prove difficult, but I got there in the end! The polish itself is quite thick and gloopy so isn't the easiest to apply but once it's on as soon as it dries the patter quickly starts to appear. And because of the way the pattern forms it doesn't have to be applied perfectly, good for messy nail painters like me ;)
Finished result (sorry about the rubbish quality, the light in my house is shockingly bad!)
Hm...I'm not so sure if I like it or not :s Maybe after a practise and I've got it right then I might start liking it! What do you all think? Anybody else tried it? I'd love to hear some reviews :)