Wednesday, 29 August 2012

My Ombre Hair!

So I recently took the plunge and decided to steer away from my regular blonde highlights and jump on board the dip dye wagon. I don't usually follow hair trends but I loved the idea having my healthy original hair colour at the root whilst being able to add a bit of the blonde which I love so much :) I had seen photos of celebrities, bloggers and most importantly Lauren Conrad (love her) and these gorgeous images were the inspiration I needed to go for it! I decided to only have the top layer of hair done as my bottom layer is already light from previous highlights and this way if I didn't like the style I could change it back more easily! is my new hair!

In foils at the ends

Finished result - a sleek graduation from light brown to light blonde

Ombre looks nice curled too!

In natural light ready for work!

I am glad that I stuck with my original root colour as I didn't want to contrast between light and dark to be too severe, especially as this was really a trial run! Next time I will definitely be getting the same again with more blonde through the ends and perhaps a darker colour at the root!

What do you guys think of my new do?


Sunday, 19 August 2012

Chanel pop up shop!

I went to Covent Garden last week with my make up artist and below beauty blogger friend Vicky from and we accidentally stumbled across the Chanel pop up shop! Of course we couldn't resist going in and luckily were given permission to take some photos for our blogs! The shop is situation in the plaza area and looks as sophisticated and beautiful as we expected. The sleek black and white interior, winding staircase and pops of colour with bright nail polishes and sparkling lip glosses on the walls were stunning. 

Gorgeous nail colours!

Vicky in lipgloss heaven!

Vicky in front of the famous C's!

Make up art on the walls

It is definitely worth heading to this pop up store especially if you are a make up addict like me! I didn't make any purchases that day (finally I have shown restraint) but the staff were very helpful and attentive and the range was fantastic. I tried a few products including the matte lipsticks and certainly have a few colours on my ever growing make up wish list. I also need to invest in some more Chanel foundations as I adore the textures and finishes of them. My favourite everyday Chanel foundation is Vitalumiere aqua whilst Perfection Lumiere is stunning for a flawless finish. This store is well worth a visit!

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Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Hair inspiration!

I have been playing around with new hair colours recently as I have got a little bored of getting the same blonde highlights every month and for some reason becoming single has inspired me to get a little more creative with my style! My hair journey started with blonde, then slightly darker, then back to my natural mousey brown colour with blonde highlights underneath and now I am hoping to go for ombre hair! I have my hair appointment at 4pm today and am seriously considering trying the dip dye trend and have been looking for inspiration photos to show my hairdresser! I have always loved Lauren Conrad's style and so when I found that she had ombre hair now it certainly convinced me to give it a go!

Here is my hair journey so far!

Blonde highlights

Darker blonde with blonde highlights

Mousey brown with blonde underneath

Darker brown with darker blonde underneath

Current hair which has slightly faded with brown and blonde tones through it!

What do you think of ombre hair and do you think I should go for it?!