I love this look, mainly because this bomber is one of my favourite pieces. I was lucky enough to find it on eBay real cheap and unfortunately I'm not overly sure where to buy similar jackets. The label says 'MOTO' so I'm not sure if that's much help to you guys but if you like and want to search for it, that could be a starting point! This is a cool summer/fall look with a kind of urban twist. I just got the chunky gold chain bracelet off eBay for £3.59 too! You can find it here.
Givenchy has to be one of my favourite labels, but being a student means impossible funds to buy any form of Givenchy's pieces. Luckily there are alternative ways to rock the Givenchy style, including this awesome graphic tee my boyfriend picked up for me from Minusey.com. I've paired it with a Versace style lion chain necklace (yes I love my copies) and some strappy heels to add some chicness.
When I put together my last outfit post, I took step by step pictures of how I get ready using my heated rollers. I've had many comments on my hair from the images I've put up so I wanted to do a post on how I do my hair using my amazing heated rollers. For so many people, getting voluptuous hair can be a difficulty and I'm excited to show you how this hairstyle is so easily achievable! This is my favourite hairstyle for a night or evening out and it's so quick to do. Keep reading if you want to learn how!
1. Firstly I'll introduce you to the rollers I personally use. There are many brands that make heated rollers out there these days, but Babyliss being one of the top makes, you can't really go wrong. I got mine off eBay for something ridiculous like £13 brand new but they retail for roughly £35. They come with the clips to hold the rollers in place and it takes roughly 5 minutes for the rollers to heat up. There are assorted sized barrels in the set so that you can achieve different kinds of curls. I have so much hair that I have to use all of the barrels, so I use the thicker ones for the shorter layers of my hair, and the thinner barrels underneath. The model I use is 3035bu and you can buy the set really cheap (new with defects) here or brand new here. These are the cheapest links I could find.
2. So you should see that I honestly start off with such boring, flat and lifeless hair!
3. Another good pointer is to make sure your hair is completely dry when you use your heated rollers. Curling freshly blow dried hair is pointless because there will still be a lot of moisture in your hair that the curls just drop out. I like to wash my hair either the day before I curl my hair, or if I'm using the rollers in the evening, I will wash and dry my hair that morning. Go easy on the conditioner too as overly soft hair does not hold a curl. I like to use a good hair mousse before blow drying as this adds extra volume and texture - any will do the trick.
Before I use the rollers I will give my hair an all over a spray with L'Oreal Elnett Satin spray. I use this flexible one as I think it smells sooo much nicer than the original. It's an amazing hair spray and worth the extra money. No stickiness or crunchy bits and it does exactly what it says on the tin. This will give the curls extra staying power.
4. So I begin using the rollers at the top of my hair and work my way down. There is a knack to doing this but you just have to do it a few times to pick it up - practice makes perfect. Also as you can see I do it really roughly, It doesn't need to be amazing! Get the clips in as soon as possible so you don't lose heat. I try to curl away from my face. Nice face here Nat...
5. While the rollers are in I'll do my makeup for the evening/occasion...
6. Once the rollers are COMPLETELY cooled, usually after 30 minutes to an hour, I'll give them an all over spray with hairspray and then it's time to take them out! I then give them ANOTHER spray - yes I know this is a lot of hairspray, but that's why it's important to use a light and flexible product like the Elnett satin. I run my fingers through the curls and style as desired.
I hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know if you did and how you get on with your heated rollers if you decide to give it a go!
Hey guys! I wanted to share this outfit with you to show the kind of look I go for when I'm off out for a special occasion. Last night out went out for a meal and drinks for my friends birthday so I took the opportunity to dress up and wear something quite fancy. I also curled my hair in rollers and took extra time on my makeup (I am going to do a post on my heated rollers soon so stay tuned!). These pictures are pretty bad I know, I was in such a rush and literally took these shots in the space of a minute without realising how awful the lighting was. But oh well, better than nothing! I'm also in love with my new jacket which I got the other day in Primark for £22. It's a size 14 as they didn't have any 8's left - I'm loving it oversized though! This whole outfit is 75% Primark also! Bonus!
It's a pretty casual day today. I thought I'd share a really simple outfit that isn't overly 'fashionista' but can still get away with being slightly stylish! I'd say this is quite a classic look as you can't go wrong with a pair of skinnies! I NEVER wear skinny jeans so today was a rare occasion. I do like these ones that I have had for some time as the acid wash makes them that bit more exciting. I've added a belt, rolled up the jeans and used some edgy sunnies to funk the look up a bit more. Also I'm in love with my new sandals which I picked up yesterday in the New Look sale for a tenner! They're so comfy!
Here is what I wore today! All of these items have been hiding at the back of my wardrobe for some time so I decided to get them out and wack them on for my mini shopping trip today. I don't think I'll ever stop loving leopard print, and although I'm almost tired of jerseys, I'm loving these paired together. Please excuse my un-manicured nails and the not so great photos!