Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Bardot

I love this bardot, it was a bargain from good old Primark- I think it was only around £11 or around that price, paired with my trusty go to heels of course. This dress comes in a lovely thick fabric so it is flattering to an extent, it hugs to your shape beautifully so make sure you don't get a size too big. Although saying that, I took these photos after a big lunch so I have a little food baby (we're all human). 

I love the length of this dress though, I'm quite particular with evening dresses and hem lengths but this falls at just the right place, love it!

I recently re-discovered my old classic red lipstick favourite, after throwing it aside for Macs Ruby Woo, I found my Rimmel Kate Moss one in a hand bag and threw it on. Watch my red lips using drugstore products video here


Dress & shoes - Primark


Thursday, 16 April 2015

World, stop!

For my mum's Birthday last week we took a trip  t o her favourite cafe in  Leigh; Stop the world for brunch and it was pretty yummy.  I hadn't been before but mum had sung it's praises, it looked so lovely from photo's  though so i was itching to go. 
Jack and i managed to grab us all a table outside as it was absolutely packed, I think it's a bit of a favourite for locals- Leigh is quite the place to chill and eat/drink. 

I just got loose earl grey, but after trying Jack's very very chocolate milkshake, wish I'd got one of those, it was so good. 



I took forever to decide what to grab to eat, but eventually I chose the Chick flick, Jack a panini, dad scrambled eggs and mum is absolutely in love with the eggs benedict they serve. I wish we had got a seat inside as I was itching to check out the decor, it looked so lovely when I went in to pay. Upon leaving I spotted their cakes on the stands (sad face) i'm already intending to go back just to grab a slice of one of them, they looked s o  g o o d. 
We then strolled round to grab a gelato, an odd flavour combination of hot cross buns and blueberry was chosen, along with good old lemon. 





After such a lovely stroll in the sun, Jack and i had planned a three course meal to cook for everyone and a Birthday cake to bake! 



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Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Casual stripes

More of a casual look from me today! I wore this the other week when I went to Ikea shopping for University goodies. 
Yes, I am shopping for bits and pieces for my kitchen at Uni already and I do not care to admit it. 
I was genuinely excited to go around a pick out bowls, cups, knives and boards like an old lady decorating her own house, oh wells. 

I am absolutely still in a love affair with these pointy heels from Primark that have graced this blog a plenty since I picked them up last year, at around only £10 they are such a steal, l o v e.

Top - H&M / Jacket & Shoes - Primark / Jeans - Topshop, 


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Monday, 30 March 2015

Pin curls brush out

Pin curls were something that have taken me quite a while to get the hang of and still am, really. 
I used to get a bit frazzled with the roll up of the hair but I'm finally getting there. 
If you wanted another vintage inspired hair set, bendy rollers are also great to use. I also have a video here on taking them out. 

While I had some time to film, I thought I would film the process I take to brush it out. It's quite easy, just brush and hair spray a lot!
If you find your hair gets frizzy, which it highly likely will if you're hair has this tendency, and unless brushed out enough- then something like a finishing pomade to tame the frizz and set it all down in place works a treat, I forgot to mention it in my video! 

I like applying a tiny amount to my hands rubbing it in to warm it up and just go through my hair, any left on the hand i'll add on a smoothing brush, that i'll use to go over the top if needed. This is definitely something that helps with the brush out, I would highly recommend investing in it. 

A hairspray I love, which is the biggest bargain of all is the Tesco 'Extra firm hold hair spray' it's in their value range in a bright purple bottle, best part is- it truly is extra firm hold, a n d it's only 80p?! madness! Another little bargain I'd recommend if you want that gorgeous vintage hair to stay in it's place. 

   
Others used: Denman styling brush & Schwarzkopf Gliss Shine Tonic

I have a couple of other heat free curl videos on my channel here and here if you wanted to go heat free! 

Another vintage inspired hair post will be up soon! 
Do you like vintage inspired hair? Have any product recommendations to tame it? 

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