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3.31.2017

OOTD | ALL BLACK EVERYTHING

Happy Friday guys! We made it. In today's post, I bring you a recent outfit of the day in which I went to watch Kong: Skull Island at the cinemas. I really enjoyed the movie and have to credit it for it's awesome CGI. It was scripted really well in parts and it had a nice balance of humour as well as some very nasty death scenes which of course is always popular with a horror fan like me!

As the title suggests, I went for a classic all black (well nearly) ensemble today. It's kind of difficult for me to steer away from the shade as for me, it's so wearable and timeless. I teamed the look with my beloved Dr Martens and ended up with a rather androgynous look which I really liked. I absolutely adore Dr Martens and I love teaming them with a more "feminine" aesthetic to create an edgy, unique outfit.


WHAT I'M WEARING

Bomber Jacket | Newlook
Cami | Newlook
Jeans | ASOS
Dr Martens | Schuh

3.29.2017

POST WASH HAIRCARE FAVOURITES

As a serial hair dyer, haircare has always been a very important and necessary step for me. Damage is of course inevitable when dying the hair and whilst it can't really ever be prevented, it can be managed and proteins and nutrients can be added back into the hair to at least partly restore it back to health. 
Whilst trimming and the removal of dead ends is an important step in keeping hair healthy, I have also found some great products that I found to be effective (at least aesthetically). In todays post, I'm going to show you these products and tell you why I love them so much!



AUSSIE Miracle Hair Insurance Conditioning Spray

This is essentially a leave in conditioner - it can applied to either damp or dry hair and should be sprayed evenly throughout and combed through. I always apply this on my hair when it's damp as I personally prefer the results. I find this to not only be conditioning, but it also adds some much needed shine to my hair too once it's dry. It's great for detangling as well which I find can sometimes be an issue on my finer, long hair. I've repurchased this several times and it's definitely a cult favourite for me!

Lee Stafford Hair Growth Leave in Treatment

Whilst this product is meant to stimulate hair growth, I use it mainly as a source of nourishment and conditioning for the hair. It contains nutrients and proteins which I have found at least from an aesthetic standpoint have improved how my hair looks and feels. Does it promote hair growth? I can't really be sure but I have noticed steady, consistent growth in my hair and am continuing to do so.

Joico K-Pak Colour Therapy Restorative Styling Oil 

I love oils for my hair as moisture and a lack of it can be an issue when using colourants. The problem is, with locks on the finer side, certain oils and products in general can be far too heavy. This oil however is not and I find it to be easy to apply and weightless even in my hair. As with all oils, I keep this applied to the mid-lengths and ends - where the hair is driest and in need of moisture the most. I do find that this product locks into the hair well and it does help to define my colour and add a lovely shine too.

MoroccanOil Treatment - Light

The benefits of Moroccan Oil are well known and this is probably my favourite oil product for the hair. It has a wonderful smell to it that lasts throughout the day and I really find that it penetrates the hair follicle and provides my hair with moisture and visible shine. As with the oil above, I apply this to damp hair focusing on the mid lengths and ends but I do also occasionally also like to finish off a style with this too by applying a tiny amount all over. This product comes in two variations depending on your hair type - a normal formula for thicker hair and a light formula for finer hair making it an accessible and versatile product for everyone. 

There you have my current favourite post wash haircare products. 
Are any of these in your favourites?


Levinia, x

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3.27.2017

NOTD | FIJI

Hello everyone! Happy Monday - I hope you have all had a very chilled and relaxed weekend. I can't lie; it's been so nice to do nothing this weekend after a stressful few weeks in the wonderful world of full time retail work. This week I am also on holiday from my job so I plan to get my blog into gear and get it back on track in terms of organisation and production of content. Today I'm keeping it simple and sharing a nail of the day post with you on a colour I wore a few weeks back.

The colour is called Fiji and it's from the brand Essie. I can't say I reach for this colour too much but I was in the mood for a simple, plain colour and when I picked this up it suited the criteria! This was surprisingly opaque for such a pale, creamy colour and I would say it was fully covered in two coats. 


As always, for a gel-like shine I used my beloved Seche Vite top coat - if you don't own this top coat you need to! It's amazing and I recommend it to everyone. 


PRODUCTS MENTIONED

Essie | Fiji
Seche Vite Top Coat 

  


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3.15.2017

OOTD | PINK LADY

Hello everyone and happy Wednesday! I hope everyone is having a good week so far and today, I'm bringing you an outfit post. I recently went to the cinema - something I haven't done in far too long to watch the movie Logan. I really enjoyed the film and as a massive superhero fan, it was an emotional movie that really had a different feel than that of most Marvel productions. As Hugh Jackman's last appearance as the iconic mutant Wolverine, Logan was an awesome farewell to the actor 17 year portrayal of the superhero. Definitely give it a watch if you're heading to the cinema in the next few weeks.


On to the outfit; I gave myself Grease / pink lady vibes in this ensemble. I'm wearing a pink Zara jacket that I purchased a few months ago and had yet to wear - it's really comfortable and slightly oversized which is always something I appreciate. I'm also wearing a simple white came from TopShop along with one of my favourite pairs of skinny blue jeans. Lastly but not least, I'm wearing my newest pair of shoes - these beautiful Vans slip on plimsolls in a beautiful pink-nude shade. Whilst these aren't a typical style that I'd do for in shoes or trainers, when I saw these on ASOS I fell in love and had to get them.


WHAT I'M WEARING

Bomber | Zara Basics
Cami | Topshop
Skinny Jeans | Miss Selfridge
Shoes | Vans (from ASOS)

3.06.2017

FACE OF THE DAY | RED VELVET

Hello everyone and happy Monday! Today I have a face of the day for you featuring my current favourite eyeshadow; TooFaced's Sweet Peach palette as well as a new liquid lipstick purchase from LimeCrime.


As with my Lady Danger look, I didn't want my eye look too be too overpowering but I did want to keep it warm and a little smokey with the more peachy tones of the Sweet Peach palette. I love a matte lip and a shimmery eye look so I utilised the shimmer shades in the palette as well as some of matte brows for a defined yet soft eye look. 


PRODUCTS USED

FACE

Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation | Vanilla
L'Oreal True Match Concealer | Ivory Beige
Rimmel Match Perfection Loose Powder | Translucent
Benefit Hoola Bronzer
Milani Baked Blusher | Luminous
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed | Moonstone

EYES

TooFaced Shadow Insurance Eyeshadow Primer
TooFaced Sweet Peach Palette
TooFaced Better Than Sex Mascara
Eye of Horus Brow Define | Dynasty
Maybelline Brow Drama | Medium Brown

LIPS

Limecrime Velvetine Liquid Lipstick | Red Velvet

3.03.2017

COLLECTIVE BEAUTY HAUL

Happy Friday! I hope you've all had a good week so far. Today I'm bringing you a collective beauty haul featuring some of the recent purchases I've made over the past couple of weeks. Most of these items are things I've been eyeing up for a while and finally decided to purchase.


Firstly, I purchased a 115ml bottle of the Mario Badescu Skincare Facial Spray  - I'm very into hydrating facial sprays at the moment and use them mainly to refresh my makeup. An avid fan of MAC's Fix +, I'm always looking for sprays that give me the same or similar results to that. This one is infused with aloe, herbs and rosewater and has a distinct yet pleasant rose scent. 

Next I purchased my first Zoya nail polish in the shade "Brigette" - a beautiful mauve-nude. On the subject of nudes, I bought another Jeffree Starr lipstick this time in the shade "Doll Parts". It's a beautiful mauve-pink shade - it's very flattering and super wearable. 

I also purchased an Eye Of Horus brow pencil - it's packaging and design is very similar to that of the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz pencil. I'm particularly excited to try this product and see how it performs! Last but not least, I got the above MakeUP Geek duo chrome eyeshadow in Mai Tai. It's a beautiful rose gold with a lilac sheen.


And that's my collective haul - look out for reviews on some the products above in future posts!

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