Monday, 28 November 2011

Winter Never Looked So Good With River Island!

Afternoon Lovelies! 

I have long been a fan of River Island and the stores ability to flawlessly create incredibly on-trend pieces season after season, so when I was approached by them to write this piece to highlight their current seasons trends, I was extremely flattered to say the least!

To celebrate the brand new Autumn/Winter 2011 Collections, River Island are offering 5 dedicated fans and followers of it's Facebook Page the chance to win all of the 9 items hidden within the postcard relating to the 'Hustle' trend simply by entering their fun 'Postcards from the Past' competition!

The 'Hustle' trend it's self, is a modern chic homage to the seventies! The trend includes all things glamorous; Faux furs, sheer chiffons along with rich colours and killer heels!

I was lucky enough to be given a pair of delicious wedges from the trend to share with you all and show you just how perfect this trend is for the upcoming Christmas period!

Aren't they just beauties!

The wedges are super comfy, make my legs look super long and are going to be amazing for glitzing up my Christmas party outfits! I plan on wearing them with an obligatory LBD over the festive season..

I think after some deliberation I may also treat myself to this gorgeous clutch, also by River Island to wear with them! - Keep your eyes peeled for an OOTN very soon!

To enter the competition all you have to do is take a hop, skip and jump over to and click on the 'Postcards from the Past' app.. This will take you to an image not too dissimilar to this...

Within the postcard will be hidden 9 items from the 'Hustle' trend which you need to find! Once all are found you will then be entered into the competition to be in with the chance of winning every piece you found within the postcard!

It really is a fun and fantastically generous competition from River Island! If you haven't already entered, what are you waiting for?!

What are your thoughts on River Island for the party season? Do you have you eye on anything in particular?

Lovess Xxx

(Item was provided by River Island for review, but as always this is my honest opinion - I just love River Island!)

Monday, 21 November 2011

The Simple, Glamorous Up-Do in 5 Easy Steps!

Hi there girls! 

With the party season almost upon us, I thought I'd share with you all a quick, easy way to achieve a gorgeous, glamorous up-do without the need for a trip to the salon!

A few weeks ago I was asked by my best friend if I would create this look in her hair for her Mum's Wedding.. It worked beautifully and really is so simple and effective!

Step One: Start by spray heat defence product all over your hair, this will protect it from the heat which you'll need to use

Step Two: Once the heat defence spray has dried in, section off your hair and begin to curl small sections. I used a GHD styling iron. You can use anything you wish to create the curls; Other straighteners, Curling wand, Hot rollers etc - Bare in mind you're going to be pinning the curls later on, so they don't need to be perfect!

This was Sarah's hair once I'd finished roughly curling it all, sprayed over with some secure fix hairspray!

Step Three: Once all over your head is curled, start to take small sections on the crown of your head and back comb gently to create a touch of volume - Spray lightly with hairspray to hold the volume in

(Hi there! hehe...)

Step Four: Once you've created as much volume as you personally like, you then need to make the decision as to where you want to position your hair; whether that be to the left, right or simply raised at the top of your crown. Sarah wanted her hair to sit fairly low, on her left hand side. To achieve this, simply take a hair band/bobble the same colour as your own hair and tie a pony tail of all of the curls securely in place. 

Step Five: Once your pony tail is positioned where you want the hair to be pinned, start by taking small sections of the curls and looping them out over one another, using kirby grips to secure the hair and keep in place. Repeat this until all of the hair is looped and pinned.

Et Voilà!

This is what the finished look should be like! :)

As you can see it's such a simple, pretty way to wear your hair over the coming weeks to any events, or Christmas parties you may have..

I later fixed my hair the exact same way for the evening party of the Wedding, but at the top of my crown..

I hope you liked this simple little tutorial, let me know if you want to see similar in the future..

Hope you're all well!


Wednesday, 16 November 2011

The Beginning of Forever...

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.. Or in this case more motivated & focused...

I've come to realise my life has changed so much in the past year & amazingly i've never felt so happy :)

Do what makes you happy.. Regardless of the consequences.. You can deal with those later!

Lovess xx