17 October 2014

Get the Look - High wrapped ponytail

We all know that Autumn weather can be unpredictable, The wind and rain can really play havoc with your hair. meaning that styling your hair can be a nightmare! So today I'm going to show you a fail safe hairstyle that has become my go to autumn look.

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Not only will the style see you through even the most blustery of weather. It was also all over the catwalk this season and seen on many an Alister ! So without further a due here's how to create a wrapped ponytail.

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What you need
  • Hair Brush (paddle or general brush)
  • Comb
  • Hair Band
  • Hair Spray 
  • Bobby Pins
  • Shine Spray
  • GHD's /Straighteners
- Firstly take your straighteners and straighten all your hair. I use GHD's as they not only straighten your hair quickly they also leave your hair with a glossy sheen. Mine are The Sunset Styler's from The Birds of Paradise Collection*. 

- Brush your hair into a high tight ponytail tie at the crown with your hair band.

- Take a Two inch section from the bottom of the ponytail.

- Wrap the hair around the hair band and secure the section of hair to itself and the ponytail using the bobby pins.

- Mist the roots and piece of wrapped hair with hair spray.

- Wait a minute for hair spray to set 

- Mist the ponytail with shine spray, I love TIGI Bedhead, for a really glossy and polished finish.

I love how versatile this look is, you can change up the look by curling your ponytail or wearing further down the head and with lots of texture. It's  the perfect style for a chic effortless look in mere minutes style that can keep your barnet under control and gives you major fashion props, What more could you want!'

Will you be giving this look ago? What style would you like me to recreate next? What look is your go to style in the windy weather? Let me know all your thoughts by commenting below.

Lots of Love,
Laura x
14 October 2014

Tea Tree Pore Minimiser

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I'm quite lucky with my skin and don't really suffer from any major outbreaks or shiny skin. I get the occasional hormone spot and sometimes my skin can feel a bit dry. Saying that the biggest issue I have and will try anything to get rid of is my open pores. I have open pores on both my nose and cheeks.

I use this product* after moisturising as a serum before applying my make up. It makes for an amazing primer as it doesn't sit on the skin, yet leaves your skin feeling and looking smooth. Which is great for creating the perfect base for your make up. Although mattifying it isn't at all drying which is great as my skin has the tendency to dry out.

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The Body Shop says:
Our new Tea Tree Pore Minimiser makes pores look smaller. Infused with Community Fair Trade organic tea tree oil, it smoothes, primes and mattifies, and leaves skin feeling fresh and pure.
  • Minimises the appearance of pores
  • Mattifies for a shine-free finish
  • Leaves skin feeling fresh and pure
  • Ideal base for make-up
Although it hasn't totally gotten  rid of my pores, I feel like it has significantly reduced them. which I'm really impressed by. Also you only need the smallest amount so it will last you a long time, which is always a bonus.

I really recommend trying this if you have noticeable pores, its not overly expensive at £7.50  and has helped reduce my pores even when slap free. Plus it makes my make up last that bit longer, what more could you want.

Do you suffer with visable pores? Which products do you use to minimise your pores? Have you tried any of The Body Shop Skincare?

Lots of Love,
Laura x

11 October 2014

XS Pewter Cord Links of London Bracelet

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I was kindly sent this to review by the lovely people at Joshua James. who have an amazing selection of stunning jewellery available over on their site. I really recommend taking a peek, if you are looking for a new piece.

It was love at first sight when I saw this gorgeous bracelet from Links of London. The right piece of jewellery can make you feel like a million dollars and this is without doubt one of those pieces. The bracelet is from the Links of London Effervescence collection which is inspired by joy and celebration. With bubbles coming together to embody life, love and fun in London.

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The xs Pewter Cord bracelet has tiny sterling sliver bobbles covering one half of the bracelet and a pewter and glitter cord on the other half. It creates a real contemporary and stylish look that can be layered with other bracelets or worn on its own for a pretty delicate look. The cord is adjustable adorned with beautiful Links of London toggle. Giving you the perfect fit and great for those how have smaller or larger for wrists.

Links of London say:

Links of London Effervescence cord pewter bracelet. Discover a modern classic with this effervescence xs pewter cord bracelet. see how the 80 hand-strung silver bubbles cluster to form star shapes when set against the silently sophisticated woven pewter threads. wear the cord at the front or back depending on your look and team your new effervescence xs bracelet with others in the collection for a completely customised appearance. this bracelet is a great neutral colour way and will look perfect teamed with other friendship bracelets or jewellery in our collections.

The cord is also available in a range of stunning shades as well as the bubbles themselves are available in Rose gold, gold as well as Sterling Silver. So you can pick the perfect bracelet to match your personality and to go with the other pieces of jewellery you own.

I absolutely adore this bracelet its effortlessly stylish and a gorgeous twist on a classic look. The bracelet is beautiful and gains compliments whenever I wear it. I love how it goes with every look be it day to day or for a night out. To get your own or to get a different yet beautiful piece check out Joshua James Jewellery and be sure to use the amazing 10% discount code FLUTTER10. (excluding Pandora and Nomination)

Do you love this bracelet? Do you own any Links of London Jewellery? Will you be taking advantage of the discount code? What pieces from the Joshua James site do you love? Let me know all your thoughts by commenting below.

Lots of Love,
Laura x

9 October 2014

Debenhams Autumn/Winter Style Challenge

Debenhams recently launched a Bloggers style challenge to create two outfits from two of the biggest Autmun/Winter trends. The choice of trends was Modern Military, Pastel Palette, Autumn Luxe, Blue Notes, Pink & Berries and Winter Greens. You had to create an outfit for yourself from one of these trends then create one for a fellow blogger. The winner would win £500 vouchers for you and your friend. Obviously I picked my best friend and blogger Gemma from Miss Makeup Magpie! Who had also nominated me lol.

I was really excited to give this Challenge ago as I love Autumn Winter fashion and the trends this year are beautiful. With the focus on textures and statement colours.

For myself I pick The trend Pastel Palette. I love how the usually spring/summer colours look against the light grey and the shades look stunning layered over each other.

Pastel Palette 

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  1. Designer pale pink stitched biker mac coat -  Principles by Ben De Lisi 
  2. FlowerBomb - Viktor & Rolf 
  3. Gold plated teardrop stone earrings - Floozie by Frost French
  4. Chubby stick - Clinique
  5. Mint Candy Apple - Essie 
  6. Grey Rhinestone Jumper - The Collection
  7. Pack of two pink and grey super skinny belts - Red Herring
  8. Designer grey piped edge fabric box clutch bag - Principles by Ben De Lisi
  9. Grey Patent suedette bow shoes - Faith
  10. Ladies pale pink heart hand watch - Floozie by Frost French
  11. Designer grey checked kilt - H! by Henry Holland
I absolutely love this outfit as it's fun and pretty without looking too young. Which I think might scare many people off trying the trend. I think the softer pastel tones look amazing on the warmer fabrics and are a real change from the darker hues normally worn in the darker months. Pink and grey are definitely a look I will be wearing this autumn/Winter and I love how the skirt brings all the shades together. I could wear this anywhere and still look stylish without looking overdressed.

For Gemma I picked the blue notes trend as a Navy is a timeless shade. Plus the dark blues will look stunning against her flawless porcelain complexion and dark hair. 

Blue Notes

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  1. Designer Navy PU edge knitted wrap - Principles by Ben De Lisi
  2. Designer Mixed stone stud earring set - Butterfly by Matthew Williamson
  3. Baker Street Nail polish - Nails Inc
  4. Daisy Dream - Marc Jacobs
  5. Designer black chain fedora - J by Jasper Conran
  6. Navy tiled print top - The Collection
  7. Designer navy soft skinny jeans - J by Jasper Conran
  8. Navy over the knee mid heel boots - Faith
  9. Designer navy leather button cuff gloves - RJR John Rocha
  10. Navy patent clutch bag - Faith
I think this outfit would look amazing on Gemma and I know she would wear this look over and over again. I picked navy as its much softer than black, which can look harsh on fairer skintones. Yet is still a real classic shade to have in your wardrobe and can be teamed with lots of different hues. I tried to get a mix of textures as I know Gemma loves mixing them up in her outfits. I tried to make a sophisticated yet on trend look that Gemma could feel comfortable wearing no matter what the occasion. I am really pleased with this look and even though its for Gemma I'm sure she wouldn't mind me borrowing it lol.

If you would like to enter you and your friend you can check out the terms and conditions here. You can also check out Gemma's outfits for us both here.

Which of these outfits do you like best? Have any of the pieces in the looks caught your eye? Which look will you wearing this Autumn winter? Let me know all your thoughts by commenting below!

Lots of Love,
Laura x