Monday, 8 December 2014

Christmas Gift Guide

Ho ho ho! It's my Christmas gift guide. This is for girls as I struggle to think about gifts for guy myself, let alone to share with everyone. Sometimes buying at Christmas for girls in just a mine field, there is just too much choice sometimes so here are my picks for the festive season.

Friday, 5 December 2014

What a week!

You know when you're just having a week that isn't going great? It started with a mild toothache on Monday which developed into a trip to a very unsympathetic dentist. I hate the dentist, I haven't been since I was 18 when my dad made me go. but the minute I was an "adult", I exercised my right now to go. Granted, I regret it now with my gross teeth and crying through a sleepless night of face ache. When the dentist told me it would take 4 visits to maybe save one tooth, I felt stupid. In the next month I will have to go to that hellish place probably the same amount of times if I kept going for the past 3 years. My adult decision definitely came back to bite me.

To top off my rubbish week was probably one of my worst interviews. Maybe not the worst, I have been to one which involved a maths test and the being made to feel completely inadequate by a fashion type MD. But travelling an hour for a 15 minute interview with a painful face and not feeling my usual happy self, it was hard to convince my enthusiasm for my dream job which I displayed in the first interview. I fell apart and am seriously facing being unemployed for the first time in 3 years, which generally adds to the rubbishness of this week. Granted, I haven't been told that I haven't got the job, but I got the general idea they weren't too hot on me.

It's now Friday. There is still time for more to go wrong but hey, there's always cake.

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Outfit Post #52

All New Look

I'm not going to lie, this isn't recent. I went through my camera and thought "Hey great outfit!" and realised I have not only never worn this outfit again but also never posted it on here. It's all New Look and both the top and cardi were sale I'm afraid. The jeans are my favourite, well were until I put my foot through the rip and created I rather uncool, unfashionable flappy rip. Cry! My mum sewed it up and there good as new though, ripped new anyway. I'm guessing this was taken in the Summer due to my lack of shoes, looking outside now, shoeless photos are just not an option.


Thursday, 27 November 2014

The fur coat

(Excuse the blur, but my face was just too scary.)

I already have a leopard fur coat but my fury cravings haven't been satisfied. It doesn't have full lengths sleeves for one, which means I must have another, you know, to make up for the lack of sleeves on my other one.

 Half way through a 11 hour shift at the weekend, I sat in the canteen and realised my need for faux fur and went next door to New Look. What happened after that is a blur. I purchased this beauty at 25% off. I was lusting over a green one very similar from Matalan but decided it might have been a bit too out there for me and I'd struggled to style it. This one is lovely and soft and because there's no heavy collar, I can wear my nice scarves with it too when it gets colder.

I believe it's gone down further in price now though, my luck 'ey!


Sunday, 9 November 2014

Winter reading?

I'm not much of a reader. I like the idea of it, curled up on the sofa under a blanket, next to the fire with a hot chocolate reading a good book, it sounds so nice. However it just isn't meant to be. Unless it's a trashu, rubbish book, I'm lose interest at about page 50. Lately though some books have really took my fancy (but will inevitably put down at precisely page 50).

Saturday, 8 November 2014

November Lust List

Faux Fur Coat- Matalan £35
Striped Dress- Marks and Spencer £39.50
Polo neck jumper- New Look £14.99 
Contrast Stripe top- River Island £20 
Lilly Loafer Shoes- Topshop £30 
Leopard Skirt- Topshop £38 
Leopard Vans- Asos £50

Thursday, 6 November 2014

L'Oreal Paris Preference Intense Ombre

I decided to pick up one of these kits up on a whim. It was buy one get one free on hair dyes in Superdrug and I wanted it. I didn't even need two of these so I have no idea why I picked two up! I picked this shade because the model on the box's hair was as dark as mine so I thought that would mean it would turn out the same. Obviously anyone who has dyed their hair with box dye knows never believe the model on the front.

I found the process of creating the ombre effect really easy. The handy little brush you get with it is like a god send and I can imagine creating the effect would be really diffcult with out it. I looked online at tips to get a good ombre effect rather than a dip dye and people recommended applying to the ends first then go upwards so you get more intense colour at the end that fades towards the roots. Also angling the brush was a good tip is creating less of a blunt line. 

In terms with the colour I was greeted with after washing it out...I wasn't happy. I'd fail to notice that if you had dyed your hair before, the pigments left in your hair would mean any kind of lightening would leave your lovely hair a vibrant shade of orange. I kept it like this for a few days but in the end I had to pick up some blonde toner. I used Bleach London's white toner to help tone the colour down. That's when  I was happy.

Since then, today to be exact, I used my second box to help intensify my ombre. Of course, it went orangey again but I pick up the toner mousse. I am so happy with the result I have now I would definitely recommend going through the ombre and toner process twice (with weeks apart) to get a better result. 

My overal verdict is that this kit would be ideal for someone with hair that has never been dyed unless you're willing to pay the extra pounds to buy toner etc.