Autumn is certainly fading away now as the harsh temperatures of winter are starting to set in. My outerwear collection is growing at a rapid pace and this orange Preen EDITION boucle jacket from the Designers at Debenhams range is fast becoming one of my favourites for brightening up my winter wardrobe. There’s currently 40% off this gorgeous jacket and you really should check out the other coats/jackets from the EDITION range because they have some really stylish pieces…lets not forget the berrylicious boucle coat from last week (seen in this post) which you all loved!
Time for yet another hair change and today it’s the colour…I’ve gone ‘Bittersweet Chocolate’ to celebrate the Live XXL Colour Lookbook!
The LIVE Lookbook is a collection of colourful hair and inspiring style from Schwarzkopf Live Colour XXL. There are 5 trends within the Lookbook; Seapunk, Wanderlust, Monochrome, Midnight Garden and Winter Romance, so something to suit everyone. But best of all there’s a chance to win some awesome prizes by uploading your own look, it can be an interpretation of any of the looks from the LIVE Lookbook or maybe you create your own! For details of the prizes and full T&C’s of the competition visit the Live XXL website here.
Why not double your chances of winning by uploading your hair selfie to Instagram using the #LIVElookbook and tagging @LIVEcolourXXL in your post.
Yesterday I began my 3-day Instagram takeover with Debenhams and I’ll be donning some of their amazing EDITION collections over the next couple of days. I’ve always been a huge fan of Designers at Debenhams, but the EDITION ranges have a little extra something about them. Designers include Todd Lynn, Jonathan Saunders, Preen and Abigail Ahern. This amazing berry coloured boucle coat is from the Jonathan Saunders line and is perfect for this time of year when things are starting to get festive! It’s so cosy and will definitely keep you warm in the coming colder months. Make sure you follow Debenhams on Instagram here to see what I get up to while out and about in my EDITION pieces!
All Saints have recently launched their series of Biker Portraitsfeaturing super-cool New York type musicians to celebrate their iconic range of leather jackets. I was invited to create my own biker portrait with my choice of leather jacket. I chose this amazing ‘Range’ biker jacket because what you won’t see here (due to the current arctic conditions!) is that the sleeves zip off to create a gilet. A 2-in-1 biker jacket! Could we ask for much more?! The leather is incredibly buttersoft, crafted from a semi-veg tanned lambskin. As a constant biker-jacket-wearing girl I was drawn to the hand-finished details and chunky silver hardware on this design. I think if there’s anything that All Saints are known for, it’s certainly their leathers, the high quality (and let’s face it, the cool factor) completely justifies the “investment” pricetag.
Check out the rest of their range of bikers here, I’m also loving the ‘Bayes’ shearling leather jacket! Don’t let your fella get left out, there are some great mens styles too!
Hands up who has a hate-hate relationship with their brows? Well up until last week I was well and truly in that group! So I went to Tracie Giles Bespoke Permanent Make-Up Salon in Knightsbridge, London to get my brows looking fine as part of my ‘I’m getting married!’ beauty overhaul.
So the story behind my bad brows was due to over-plucking in my teenage years. Throughout my 20’s I’ve tried every single brow pencil and product out there and nothing has made life easier. The problem being my eyebrows were not even and so as a result I would often spend at least half an hour each day trying to get even brows. I resorted to using a stencil and some brow powder in the end as it was the quickest method to getting something close to symmetrical brows but they just didn’t look natural. About a year and a half ago I went to a brow specialist in London where I had a semi-permanent procedure done (Using micro-blading) to enhance and fill in my brows, unfortunately this didn’t last any longer than about 3 months and eventually what was left of the “tattoos” had faded to a not-so-pretty grey colour and I fast noticed them to become more and more uneven as the semi-perm make-up wore off.
I had heard on the London grapevine that there was a salon in Knightsbridge that offered a permanent solution to bad brows. Well it soon emerged that this was the Tracie Giles salon and an explosion of celebs were all going to her for these new brows and the press were giving rave reviews. I had to check this out!
Which brings us up to last week where I was able to go and see Tracie and experience this treatment for myself. I couldn’t be happier with the results, despite Tracie having to work over my existing brows tattoos she has created some very fine natural looking brows which suit my face perfectly! No more brow products needed and my daily make-up routine is so much easier, I don’t have to touch them!