Monday, 27 March 2017

Purple Quartz Good Fortune Amethyst Necklace By Happiness Boutique


Over the last few years I have become increasingly interested in using crystals to help me create the right tone and mood in my life. I'm slowly learning which crystal works best for each situation and will often ensure Im wearing a certain crystal to accompany a specific occasion or to help me through a particular challenge.

Beautiful Amethyst

As well as placing crystals around my home and in my car, I love to incorporate them in my accessories and at the moment I'm reaching for the all round feel good energy offered by Amethyst.
Amethyst is a meditative and calming stone which works in the emotional, spiritual, and physical planes to promote calm, balance, and peace. It is also used to eliminate impatience. I've been starting to mediate a lot recently and find holding a small amethyst helps me clear my brain from all the usual noise.


I find Amethyst is particularly good for when I'm feeling I need to work on my inner cheerleader and to help create a bit of a force field from the daily rigours of people/media/news.


Even if you think using Crystals for healing or mindfulness is a bit too woo woo there is no denying they are incredibly beautiful. This Purple Quartz Amethyst necklace by Happiness Boutique is one of my current favourite pieces to wear. It complements my hair and Ive even brought a new top to match it. At only £13.15 its also really affordable too. 
The team at Happiness Boutique also sent me the beautiful Moon and Star necklace in Rose Gold which you can see in this video.


*I never lie to you dear readers-this item was gifted too review.


   
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Sunday, 12 March 2017

Unicorn Cruelty Free Hair Dye With Superdrug

The team at Superdrug recently sent me a whole host of hair dye goodies from their Pick & Mix range. I have been particularly  excited to try these as they are cruelty free, vegan and offer a whole rainbow of colour choices. Whats not to love.



Along with my usual Pink Pizazz shade from Colour Freedom (which is my go to pink) they also included a yellow, coral, purple and  blue. In addition to the colours they also sent me a chalk finish product to add to the neat dye so I could create muted soft variants on each colour.




When life gives you lemons make lemonade and when the postman brings you a rainbow of hair dyes then I think the challenge is to create unicorn inspired hair. Challenge accepted-here is how it turned out.
I have been using the pink shade of colour freedom for a while so was already familiar with the constancy and strength of the product. These dyes are incredibly user friendly so ideal if you are an inexperienced hair colourist 
For my unicorn themed hair I asked my friend Leanne to help and we first of all created a base coat of light pink underneath, then we sectioned off my hair. 



Using the chalk finish (which has the consistently of conditioner) we mixed some soft pastel shades and using foil created strips of colour.

Attractive back of the head shot
I left it on for about thirty minutes and was left with some beautiful muted shades. As I like my hair to really "pop" I did go back over the blue and purple shades again to build on the rainbow hues.

The resting bitch face would be more effective if I wasn't wearing cat ears
How pretty are these colours-I am particularly loving the greens and blues

What I really like about the Pick & Mix range is that it can create really soft shades (ideal if you just want to ombre your ends or add a few streaks) but if you reapply or leave on longer it creates a more pigmented look.
In terms of colour stay these colours last about three weeks but I do wash my hair a lot as its very fine so if you are a once a weak washer you will probably get longer. My hair is pre-lightened with bleach as my natural colour is quite dark.


Its so exciting that a high street chain like Superdrug are bringing out such affordable, cruelty free hair dyes. It allows me to indulge my unicorn hair cravings without toppling my vegan princess crown.
The Pick & Mix range is available from Superdrug
I also filmed a Youtube video of how I created this look-here it is.




   
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Sunday, 26 February 2017

I Don't Follow Fashion-I Follow My Mood

The last few weeks have been dominated by London Fashion Week. I'm usually quite excited to see what's going on,but this time around I've felt surprisingly detached from the coverage. I absolutely love clothes and the art of dressing but increasingly, am not that interested in trend led outfits.


Its not a negative feeling, I think its just a natural evolution of stepping away from non stop fashion blogging into a more emotion led, creative approach to dressing.

Now when I get dressed in the morning I don't pause to wonder if my outfit will be "on trend" or fit into the ideals of what is currently dominating the catwalks or style blogs, I listen instead to what my heart is telling me.

Listening to my heart

Its an interesting approach but  I actually feel I  nail my personal style more regularly now I am consulting my own emotional compass rather than the pages of Vogue or the latest hot thang on instagram.

Today I feel happy and cute so my outfit reflect that

Don't misunderstand I will never be a fashion hater. Its like a dazzling sparkling friend I used to be in thrall to, who I still love to see, but no longer hang onto their every word.
I'm more likely to be inspired by an old postcard or movie or a book Ive just read. My outfits seem to reflect my feelings, if I feel vulnerable I might wear a soft, relaxed over sized number that doesn't pinch or constrict,  if  dark sapping moon vibes are filling my heart chakra then I will reach for a Wednesday Adams pastel goth outfit. Now that I am only consulting myself, I never worry about judgement, if I look shit, I only have myself to blame. I've never been cool, I'm just me and for the first time I'm realising that's absolutely fine.

My main accessorie is dog hair-forget Rose gold its al labout fawn


Its incredibly freeing to dress this way. How I dress is all about me, how I see myself, not how a designer sees me (or not as the case may be, so few designer clothes have ever trickled into plus size collections)
Today's outfit is such a good example of this. I'm just really happy today. My heart is bursting with spending time with my family and so I'm wearing a skirt which has heart shaped pockets and is in a beautiful bright print (its the Bernadette from Lindy Bop)  My top is a past season ballerina type number from The Sprinkle of glitter Simply be collection. I brought it and could never figure what it should be worn with, now I have this skirt its like a  marriage made in heaven. 

Some people are naturally stylish, they interpret trends like a UN translator. I am in awe but its not my path and that feels pretty good.


   
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Thursday, 9 February 2017

Cruelty Free Beauty Favourites

February definitely feels like a month for pampering. With Valentines around the corner, showing myself a little love in the form of skincare, make up and bath time treats has been keeping me happy on these dark cold evenings (which seem never ending)
Here are some of my Cruelty free beauty picks this month.

Proto-Col Collagen Technololgy Microdermabrasion Buy Here
This delicately light soufflĂ© gently polishes away dead skin cells and promises to "smooth the appearance of fine lines" 
Packed full of plant-derived collagen, coral seaweed and silk protein it has definitely left my skin feeling incredibly soft. Proto-col also offers a gentle exfoliation using crushed diamonds and pearls and if you feel your skin is looking a little dull due to central hearing and the cold weather it is definitely going to help.

I'm using this once a week and have definitely seen an improvement in my skin.

The Body Shop British Rose Body Butter Buy Here
This body butter is part of the British Rose collection which I absolutely love. I received this as a birthday gift and it not only leaves my skin as soft as a kittens paw, it smells divine. Forget any concerns about rose being too old fashioned, in this range it is just delicious. Like lying in a garden full of roses on a warm day. 

This lotion is so rich it probably wipes it brow on twenty pound notes.


 Superdrug make Up Brushes Buy Here
Proving yet again that you can be a huge brand and offer inexpensive cruelty free products, Superdrugs latest range of make up brushes which are cruelty free and vegan are fantastic. Super soft, quick drying and at around £4 per brush very affordable.

Kind, Affordable and high performance-perfect for the Vegan on a budget

I have been using the foundation brush, the fan brush (perfect for adding highlighter) the powder brush and the finishing brush. Even after multiple washes I have found they stay supple and haven't shed. I also love the skunk tail effect of the bristles-reminds me of my cat Dolly.



Lime Crime Venus Pallete Buy Here
I've been a long time fan of Limecrimes lipsticks and lip lacquers but this is the first eye shadow palette by the brand I have owned and its an absolute beauty. I was sightly unsure when it arrived how wearable the shades would be, but find I reach for it most days now.

I know it shouldn't matter but how pretty is this box

Having never considered wearing brick red shades or oranges I have been loving the colours Muse, Creation and Shell. they are extremely pigmented and so soft looking. 


I have used this so much I will be hitting pan anyday!

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick Shade Dollparts Buy Here
A hot pink liquid lipstick which is vegan and named after my favourite Hole song was destined for my make up bag.I have a mixed relationship with liquid lipsticks and this is one of the best ones I have tried in a while. Surprisingly comfortable, no cracking and lasts all day. I'm also eyeing a shade called Celebrity Skin, wonder if they do a shade called Huggy Bear? 

Shes a Star

Here I am wearing eye-shadow from the Venus palette and the Dollparts velour lip. Its beginning to feel like spring, if only on my face.

I look grumpy, I'm actually full of hope that spring is nearly here.

Check out my latest Youtube video here which also includes lots of Cruelty free make up recommendations.




   
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