As I might have already mentioned on previous posts I have a bit of an obsession with nails… I love nail polishes and doing my nails!
Last year I went to the US for a couple of weeks and I decided to buy the SensatioNail gel nails kit, as I didn’t want to spend more money in salons. I used to pay between £15 and £20 for the shellac or OPI manicure and, most of the time, after a week my nails were already chipped (which made me very angry).
Anyway, I bought everything so I could do the gel nails myself at home:
- SensatioNail Pro 3060 LED nail lamp
- The essential kit with:
- Base & Topcoat
- Gel Cleanser
- Lint free wipes
- Buffer, Manicure Stick
- Gel nail polish – I got the French manicure and a red one.
- Removal tool
- Gel nail polish remover
It cost me around $50 but I must admit that I have been using everything for more than a year now and I’m so happy.
When I saw the tickets a month or so ago, I couldn’t contain my excitement so I sent an email to the whole office to see who wanted to come to the Vogue Festival. Six of us decided to go and I must say that it was very nice spending time with all of them.
It feels ages ago now, but it’s been only 2 weekends since we were at the Royal College of Art enjoying the Vogue Festival 2015.
We had tickets to the talk ‘So you want to be in fashion’ where great professionals shared their experiences and some tips about how to start a career in fashion. Editor-in-chief of British Vogue Alexandra Shulman, Harrods Fashion Director Helen David, Fashion Designer Simone Rocha and the Fashion Consultant Yasmin Sewell were the speakers. They gave very useful advice; it was a pleasure sharing a moment with these professionals.
A couple of weeks ago, Jess, from Girlycopyright.com, kindly offered to colour my hair. I wanted to go a bit lighter and she suggested me to try a Balayage.
To be honest, I didn’t know what she was talking about till she showed me some pictures. But after doing some research I really liked the idea of the Balayage.
For the newbies on the Balayage trend like me, here you have the Balayage definition from Vogue Australia “Balayage is a French colouring technique that was developed in the 1970s. It’s a freehand technique where the colour is applied by hand rather than using the traditional foiling or cap highlighting techniques. Balayage can be used in even the shortest pixie crop however the best results is in hair below the shoulders.”
So, even though the technique is quite old, I had never heard about it. It’s incredible how many new things we can learn, don’t you think?
I was getting more and more excited about the Balayage, so went on Pinterest to get some inspiration. Here are my favourite Balayages from Pinterest:
I need to confess that I love basics. They are essential in my wardrobe, and on my daily outfits. No matter whether it’s to go to the office or to go out; basics are the best and they suitable in almost every occasion.
On the collage below, you can see a casual outfit perfect for the weekend, as well as to go shopping, having a nice meal with your other half, friends or to go to the pub and have some drinks.
I’ve chosen a combination of ripped boyfriend jeans with a basic black top and heels. the heels will make the outfit a little dressier. All combined with grey and black tones – elegant but not too dark for these sunny days of Spring.
If you follow me on Instagram you might have noticed that I’ve recently bought some boho rings and I thought that a black stone ring would make the outfit just perfect.
The red lipstick will give a bit if colour to the whole outfit. I so love red lips!
Do you have your weekend outfit ready?
A month or so ago, Jess, from Girlycopyright (beauty and hair blogger), recommended me to try the Pro:Voke Touch of Silver shampoo and conditioner as I was moaning about my hair not being shiny. Her expertise in hair convinced me to give it a try.
The products I’ve been using are: the twice a week shampoo and the daily conditioner. I can really tell the difference after a month.
I have highlighted hair with different brunette and blonde tones. However, I haven’t been in a hair salon since Christmas, so the colour was fading and becoming too warm and yellow due to the lack of sun during the Winter.