Sunday, 17 August 2014

BRB

Hey everyone,

Just a quick post to let you guys know that I'm going to be absent from blogging and YouTube for a week or two. Life has become really hectic lately and I just need a bit of time in the real world to get my head around everything that's going on at the moment. Not only is this session of Uni coming to an end, which means I have essays due left and right, but I'm also going to be moving in the next couple of weeks, which is equal parts exciting and terrifying.

I want to say a huge thank you to every single one of you for supporting me and my little blog so far. It honestly means the world to me and I'm incredibly excited for everything still to come. I already have a lot of ideas that I can't wait to explore when I have a little more time on my hands! I'll still be all over that social media game, so if you want to keep up to date with what's going on in my life you can follow me on Twitter and Instagram.

I hope you're all having a lovely weekend!

Friday, 15 August 2014

All White Everything



⤕ Jeffrey Campbell Lottery Platforms

I'm so obsessed with all white outfits at the moment. Summer in Australia needs to hurry up and get here already! I can't wait to add some more white dresses and chunky sandals to my wardrobe.

Friday, 8 August 2014

Winter Polish Picks


6. Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour | Taboo

I'm definitely a winter nail polish person. I'll take a super dark berry polish over a bright coral anyday. Black is still one of my favourite colours to wear on my nails all year round, despite my Mum complaining that it looks too 'gothic'. I think dark colours always look classic and chic (as long as they're perfectly manicured!) and suit almost everyone. Pale grey colours and a bit of subtle shimmer are also among my favourites for winter.

What are your favourite nail polish shades? Bright, dark, pastel? Let me know!

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

My Favourite Sprays for Beachy Waves



If I'm completely honest, since I cut my hair short recently I've been seriously missing my long locks. There were so many different ways I could style my hair when it was long that just don't work with shorter hair. Despite my frustration I've started experimenting with some different techniques and products to try and achieve some new styles which work on my short hair and I'm happy to say, I've found some good ones! My favourite way of styling my short hair is in relaxed, messy waves that I create by curling my hair with a straightener which leaves more natural looking waves than when I use a curling iron. I love styling my hair this way because unfortunately I have not been blessed with naturally thick, voluminous hair. Creating these beachy waves adds texture and fullness to my usually flat hair.

Now, finally, heres where the products come in!

I've noticed now that my hair is shorter curls don't last as long as they used to, so I've been loving using products which add both texture and a bit of hold to my hair. The Goldwell Naturally Full  Wet & Dry Bodifying Spray* is fantastic because is has a light hold, so it doesn't leave my hair feeling crispy. It helps the waves last longer and I love spraying it throughout my hair to add even more texture and volume. A similar product is the Umberto Giannini Backcomb In A Bottle, which I mentioned recently in my July Favourites. This product is amazing for adding volume, I like to lift up sections of hair, spray it at the roots (but not too close, this can get greasy if you're not careful!) and then scrunch my hair up a bit to create some messy-ness.

As far as sea salt sprays go, one which I absolutely love is the Toni & Guy Sea Salt Texturising Spray. This is one of my favourites because it doesn't leave a sticky residue and dries without making my hair feel crunchy. I like scrunching this in after I've curled my hair because its really great at creating that 'piece-y' texture and keeps my waves a bit more separated. And it smells great BTW. Lastly, I want to mention the Edgy Bodifi Volumising Spray because this was one of my favourite products to use in my hair when it was longer. Unfortunately now that my hair is short it seems to make my hair look a lot more oily, even when my hair was long I used it very sparingly. If you have long hair this is an amazing product, super volumising and thickening. I love spraying it through my hair while its still damp and then blow drying it upside down, the volume it creates is incredible! I also love it because it gives me 'second-day' hair on the first day, which means my hair isn't so squeaky clean and much easier to style.

Let me know what your favourite texturising/volumising products are!

*This product was sent to me for review.