Thursday, 20 November 2014

Bblonde Maximum Ombre Kit GIVEAWAY!

The ombre trend has taken the hair world by storm in recent years and it isn't set to go away any time soon.  Whether you opt for a distinctive ombre or a more subtle sombre, the dark to light multi-tonal hair can look absolutely gorgeous.

This isn't a style that you have to pay a fortune to achieve in as with Bblonde by Jerome Russell, you can create gorgeous ombre looks right from the comfort of your own home.

Bblonde have created two different ombre kits that are designed to be super easy to use and they come with an expert blending lotion which enables you to create that gorgeous graduated ombre effect effortlessly.  The Maximum Ombre Kit No. 1 is a permanent lightener for light to dark brown hair and it lifts the hair up to 8-9 shades lighter whereas the Maximum Ombre Kit No. 2 is designed for blonde to medium brown hair and will lift the hair by up to 6-7 shades.  Both kits have a professional salon formula that contains avocado oil for enhanced hydration and shine to leave your feeling hair soft and shiny.

I am going to be giving away two Bblonde Maximum Ombre Kits.  There will be two winners chosen at random and the winners can each choose whether they would like the Maximum Ombre Kit 1 or 2.

You can enter here:

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The giveaway is open for UK entrants only, until 12AM on 30th November 2014.  Winners will be chosen at random and announced on this blog post.  I will contact you for your address and you will have one week to get back to me with your address details which I will then pass on to Bblonde who will post your prize out.  Winners who do not respond within the week, another winner will be chosen.

For all things Bblonde, check out their official website here.

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Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Sachajuan Protective Hair Perfume Review

Sachajuan Protective Hair Perfume Review

Not only do I like my hair to look good but I like it to smell great too.  Finally I have found the perfect product to leave my hair smelling as good as it looks... even if I do say so myself!

The Sachajuan Protective Hair Perfume is one such fragrance and I can't wait to tell you all about it.

This is the first product that I have tried from Sachajuan, although I did receive a big sample size of one of their other products in my Space NK gift with purchase recently and after trying the hair perfume, I can't wait to see what it is like.  At first glance, I really love the packing of Sachajuan products.  The packaging is clean, simplistic and uncomplicated.  There are no bells and whistles, it is all about the product inside.

Sachajuan Protective Hair Perfume Review
Sachajuan Protective Hair Perfume*
The Sachajuan Protective Hair Perfume is a deliciously scented hair fragrance that combines top notes of litchi and green apple with heart notes of peach, rose and ylang ylang and base notes of patchouli, cedar wood and white musk to create a fresh fruity floral scent.  If you've used other Sachajuan products in the past then you'll recognise the perfume as having the same signature scent as their other hair care products.

As soon as I knew that this fragrance had a base of white musk, I knew that there was a good chance that I was going to like it as it is my favourite note in a perfume because I find that it adds a layer of warmth and sensuality to a scent.

However I wasn't expecting to like the smell as much as I do.  In fact, I would love this as a normal perfume, not just for my hair because it is so fresh and crisp but still has the depth that white musk gives to a fragrance.  I was pleased to find out that as the formula of this hair perfume is so gentle, it can be used as a body mist too and I've been trying that out over the last couple of weeks and really loving the scent.

Sachajuan Protective Hair Perfume Review

I actually find that the scent lasts for longer on my skin than my hair as I can smell the notes of the scent for hours after it has dried down on my skin whereas the perfume scent on my hair lasts about an hour or so.  However the refreshing benefits of the perfume are even longer lasting on my hair than the scent is because it actually controls the hair odour.

Aside from the beautiful fragrance, the Sachajuan Protective Hair Perfume actually features the latest in anti-odour technology to get rid of unpleasant odours in the hair.  The formula uses an extract from natural citrus oils that encapsulate odour molecules and break them down.  This refreshes the hair and gets rid of any bad odours that can linger in dirty hair, particularly on second or third day hair when your hair isn't completely clean, or after a night out when your hair may smell of smoke or a mixture of lots of other products you've used in your hair.

Sachajuan Protective Hair Perfume Review Anti Static

I tend to wash my hair every third day, or possibly every fourth when I'm wearing hair extensions and I find that this hair perfume is a great way to refresh my hair between washes.  I use a little dry shampoo on my roots to soap up the excess oil and then I spritz this all over my hair to refresh it and leave it smelling clean and fresh.

The hair perfume doesn't change the texture of the hair or leave anything on it to make it feel dry or crispy.  If you're someone who doesn't have oily hair to warrant the use of dry shampoo but still want to refresh it between washes, then this would be perfect to use for that too as well as on the first day that you've washed your hair.

In the above photo, I'd just blow dried by hair and then gave it a spritz with the Protective Hair Perfume.  I love how it gave me that 'I've just had my hair done' feeling and whenever I flipped my hair, I could smell the perfume on my hair.  It smells clean and fresh and really makes me feel put together.  This would definitely be the ultimate product to finish off getting ready with before heading out the door.

Sachajuan Protective Hair Perfume Review Anti Static Moisture

The Protective Hair Perfume actually has a more benefits than refreshing the hair alone.  It infused with keratin and silk oils that aim to moisturise the hair and restore damage. It also adds a subtle healthy sheen to the hair without making it oily which I love because products that I have used to add shine to my hair in the past have ended up leaving my hair looking like a greasy ball whereas this one doesn't.

My favourite benefit of this product, aside from the scent, is that actually helps to reduce static.  On the odd occasion when I brush my hair and it does go static it drives me crazy.  It really irritates me and I am yet to find a product that stops it without coating my hair.  That was, until I tried the Protective Hair Perfume.  For some reason, I tend to find that my hair becomes more static at this time of the year when I am wearing scarves and hats more often however I haven't experienced it at all since starting to use this product.

Sachajuan Protective Hair Perfume Review

The formula also offers UV protection for the hair which can help to prevent environmental damage that can dehydrate the hair, making it look dry and brittle and even causing split ends.  If you have coloured hair, UV rays can also encourage your hair colour to fade.  I have my roots died darker than my natural hair to give it an outgrown look and definitely don't want the colour to fade so the UV protection that this product has is definitely a bonus for me.

If you want to have beautifully smelling hair that looks healthy and free from static, then you need this in your hair care routine!

The Sachajuan Protective Hair Perfume is £40 from the Harrods Urban Retreat and you can discover more about the Sachajuan range of products on their official website here.

Theres lots of other Sachajuan products available online from the Harrods Urban Retreat and also from Space NK and Cult Beauty.

What are your favourite Sachajuan products?

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Monday, 17 November 2014

WhatLauraWore: Lovedrobe Lace Dress

Lovedrobe Lace 2 in 1 Skater Dress Chiffon Floaty Fabric Plus Size PSBLOGGERS

Another day, another Lovedrobe dress it seems but they are just SMASHING it with winter fashion right now.

The Lovedrobe Lace 2 in 1 Skater Dress is the perfect dress for a classy evening out this autumn and winter.  I love the skater shape and, as you can probably tell from reading many of my other outfit posts, it is my favourite style of dress.  I usually opt for strapless dresses so this one having long sleeves breaks from the norm a little for me.  The arms of the dress are quite generous however I would say that the dress overall runs true to size, if a little small fitting around the waist as it isn't elasticated but the fit will depend on your shape.

The black lace sits comfortably over the cream chiffon style top and skirt and helps you to cover up whilst showing a little skin at the same time which gives a really classy look.  The top has a sweetheart neckline and creates a beautiful feminine shape under the lace and the skirt is really floaty so it hides lots of my lumps and bumps.

I bought my dress from Very, the link is below but I've also linked to another version of this dress at the bottom of the post as it is also available in red black with the main body of the dress being in black.  If you're not a big fan of cream, prefer a darker outfit or would prefer the slimming effects of a black skirt then this one would be perfect.

I wore this to a dinner party that we had at our friends house and paired it with some sparkly hoop earrings, one of my favourite small handbags and my kind of comfortable platform heels!

Lovedrobe Lace 2 in 1 Skater Dress PSBLOGGERS Plus Size Chiffon Floaty Dresses

Lovedrobe Lace 2 in 1 Skater Dress from
Rebecca Minkoff Mini Mac bag in biscuit from Nordstom
Black peeptoe platform heels by Anna Scholz from Simply Be
Diamant√© hoop earrings by Mikey from House of Fraser

What is your favourite brand for autumn winter dresses right now?
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Sunday, 16 November 2014

WhatLauraWore: Plus Size Spots and Bows

Sometimes, I just wanna go out and get my cute on which is exactly what I did in this outfit.

When my So Fabulous Spot Print Ponte Peplum Top arrived from Very, it was love at first sight.  I am a couple of inches longer in the body that I am in the leg so finding a top that it long enough for me is a real quest, not to mention in a peplum style.  Many peplum tops seem to want to divorce my hips and marry my boobs but not with this one, the length is PERFECT.

The white top is crisp and I love the navy spots on it which offer a little more of a soft approach to a black design.  So Fabulous have got it So Right with this top, even the arms are a good length as they're a short sleeve but long so if you're someone who isn't a big fan of their arms then you're going to love the coverage this gives the top of them.

Like I said, I wanted to dress cute and what goes with spots? Bow!  I have one in my hair from The Bow Boutique that is ran by the lovely Laura (and her sister Tanya) who I have met at many blogging events.  I have so many of their hair bows and shabby flowers on head bands and bobbles in my collection and they're so great to wear to add a little sweet touch to your outfit or to adorn an otherwise plain hair bun.  This one is on a plain red band with a white bow.  It was one of the first ones I ever bought from them and a favourite in my collection.

As the headband was red, I popped on my new Charlotte Tilbury Lost Cherry Lipstick which is an absolute FAVOURITE of mine, and carried a super old red bow clutch from the ever faithful, Primark.

I wore this outfit on a date night to the cinema with hubby WLL so I wanted to be comfortable and opted to wear my super comfy jeggings from ASOS Curve with my outfit.  My shoes weren't perhaps the most practical choice for the cinema, being peeptoe platforms, but as far as heels go, these are pretty comfortable and we were going for dinner and drinks afterwards so I wanted to look a little more dressed up.  This is definitely one of those statement tops that you could quite easily dress up or down depending on the occasion!

So Fabulous Spot Print Ponte Peplum Top from Very
Red bow clutch from Primark
Hair bow from The Bow Boutique
Rose quartz bracelet and charms by Thomas Sabo from House of Fraser
Black peeptoe platform heels by Anna Scholz from Simply Be

What do you wear when you're wanting to look cute?

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Saturday, 15 November 2014

WhatLauraWore: Lovedrobe Sequin Pleat Skirt Dress

Black party dresses are an absolute staple in my wardrobe at this time of the year but if I can find one with a little bit of sparkle then that is even better!

My latest sparkly LBD is the Lovedrobe Sequin Pleat Skirt Skater Dress that is the epitome of femininity from the top to the bottom.  The top part of the dress features a beautiful black, white and gold sequin design on the front that I was able to match perfectly with my clutch to bring out the metallic gold colour.  The dress ties at the back to cinch in the waist and then the skirt of the dress falls exceptionally well thanks to the pleated skirt.

It is a bit of a change for me in the dress department as it has mid length sleeves and I usually opt for sleeveless.  I really liked wearing something that was shaped a little differently than my usual picks, particularly as it was very cold when I wore this dress.  The sleeves are elasticated around the bottom although they were too wide to fit my arms anyway, which is a look I prefer.  The neckline is round and quite wide although I wouldn't wear a necklace with this dress as the top part of the dress is all the sparkle that I would need.

My favourite thing about this dress is the length.  I am 5ft 5" and it falls to my knee which is absolutely fabulous as dresses like this are usually much shorter.  I feel confident wearing this dress without tights but if you wanted to wear them you could as they would still look great and give you some extra warmth!

Lovedrobe Sequin Pleat Skirt Skater Dress from Very
Gold clutch from Bank
Gold diamante bracelet by Mikey from House of Fraser
Gold diamante hoops by Mikey from House of Fraser
Black peeptoe platform heels by Anna Scholz from Simply Be

What are your favourite LBDs to wear this autumn/winter?

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