Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Easilocks extensions.....

Why Easilocks is worth the investment

I have always wanted hair extensions but having seen so many horror pictures plastered across Facebook I was a little put off until I stumbled across Easilocks on Instagram. 

Easilocks has a huge celebrity following and now I can see why. 

Here is my experience with the brand. 





The Hair and Bonds

What sets Easilocks apart from the rest is the not just the cuticle correct hair quality but the way the hair attaches to your natural hair, no glue or head required! 
Easilocks is a tiny lock that clamps your extension to your natural hair... do not confuse this with micro-loops as Easilocks are not visible in the hair as they come in 10 shades and 3 sizes to perfectly match your own hair colour and density. You can not even feel the bonds in your hair! 

My two hair colours 

The tiny tips of the hair extensions 


Easilocks hair ring to match your perfect colours 

Easilocks come is 36 different shades and multiple colours can be blended to achieve the most natural blend and results. 


The Treatment 


My hair was washed and dried to ensure I had no oils present. My hair was then sectioned and row by row the Easilocks were attached. The locks are never attached near the hair line so I can tie my hair up in multiple ways with no nasty locks showing. 

In total I had 160 bonds in 18inches applied giving me a full head of lustrous hair! 
Once they had been applied my stylist then blow dried my hair with a large round brush to make sure my hair was blended and didn't sit in layers, then the final touch was to slightly blend the hair with my own natural layering, this is something some hair extension technicians fail to do leaving chunky lines visible! 

Before and After
Hair curled using Easilocks 'Hair Hero' 


Maintenance

I'm not going to lie, I was dreading the first hair wash being careful with the bonds and coping with the hair being so heavy when wet but after the second was its like it's always been my hair! 
At night i sleep in a plait or loose pony tail using an Invisi Bobble. I always use a heat protection spray to prolong the life of my hair and use the Easilocks Dream brush to avoid any pulling on the locks. 
You can wear the extensions for 3 months before they would need to be removed and then re-attached higher up. It is not recommended to leave them longer as you cab get tangling at the roots from natural hair shedding. 

The hair can last for up to 1 year if you have been looking after it and following the aftercare. 


Cost

For my transformation prices start from around £550 but it truly is worth every penny. 
From a 'swishy' ponytail to loose waves i always feel glamorous

Thank you to my two hair stylists Sienna and Simona who work at Headlines 



See you soon Leanne x




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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Last minute Christmas gift ideas.....

With Christmas just a few days away here are out top 5 last minute gift ideas

For the kids

Lush stock a large range of Christmas gifts, choose ether one of their pre-wrapped boxes of treats or create your own. Prices from just £1.95



Lush Pud £3.95


Father Christmas £17.95 

For Her 

Sister, Aunt or Nan... these will sure bring some Christmas cheer 
200g Candle £42 


Chanel Lipstick £26 


Moet Cracker £18 


For Him 

If like me you struggle to buy for the men in your life then take a look at these for inspiration....
Barbour scarf £39.95 


Amazon fire stick £34.99 

Toy helicopter £25 John lewis 

For all 


Need a family friendly gift... these will go down a treat 
Hotel Chocolat £18 

Scrabble game £14.99



Merry Christmas x


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Saturday, December 12, 2015

Black Friday Best Buy

I love Topshop jewellery and I still can't believe that I managed to bag £57.50 worth of Topshop jewellery for just £5!! 


All items I purchased were reduced to around £3-£5 each but on Black Friday you could have 5 pieces for just £5!! This saved me £52.50 off the original retail price!! 

To be honest I could have brought up another 20 pieces as there was so much to choose from.

Pear necklace original price £15.00.



Boho style necklace £10 




Hoop earrings £7.50




Silver tassel necklace £15.00





Delicate 3 tier stone necklace £10.00





If you managed to bag a bargain on Black Friday then comment below

Speak soon xx 









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Friday, December 4, 2015

Primark Haul

I love Primark for affordable fashion and below are a few things I picked up the other day. 


Black super high waisted stretch jeans £10. I love these as they are long enough in the leg which is something I usually struggle with being 5ft 9. 


Grey mix jeans £13. Thicker than the black jeans above and equally high waisted. They fit perfectly and would look nice with some killer heels.


White pocket front blouse £10. The sleeves can be worn up or down as pictured and looks great with either the black or grey jeans. 


Black tie front jumper £8!! This is lovely and soft and on trend with the tie front.

Black 'croc' print slip on shoe £5. These are super comfy and more durable than thin pumps this time of year. 


All of the above came to £46!! Another reason to love Primark

The only down side is that all the nice things Primark Instagram I can never find in store. 

If you manage to bag any then please let me know

Speak soon x 


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Sunday, November 29, 2015

Statement leggings you must own this season


These Topshop leggings are just £22 and teamed with a simple black top will have you standing out from the crowd for the right reasons.

The fabric is traditionally stretchy and the bronze snake finish will not leave a tell-tale sign you had been there! 
I teamed mine with a backless top and bold necklace but high waisted design will also look great with crop or body.






Topshop.com 





Leggings, necklace and earrings by Topshop


Team with

Topshop.com £12 

Topshop.com £24 

Topshop.com £38 





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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Need an instant tan fix? We have the product #MyCocoaBrown


Introducing Instant Tan Bronzing Gel 



I am a massive lover of all things Cocoa Brown so couldn't wait to try this new product.



Cocoa Brown instant tan gel comes in either 'Shimmer' or 'Matte' and has a lovely fresh fragrance.



The gel is super light and bendable and easy to apply to any area. I used the gel with the deluxe double sided pink velvet tanning mitt for a flawless finish. 


One leg tanned using the instant gel


Once the gel has been applied there is no sticky feeling, as soon as you have applied the tan it is dry, no rubbing off on clothing either! 





To remove the tan simply shower with your favourite shower gel and your back to your former self. 

Matt is perfect to apply all over the body and works great under make-up too, I'm saving my Shimmer instant gel just for my legs. 



#MyCocoaBrown 


My Cocoa Brown pins 



Shop quick as I spotted one shop where Cocoa Brown is the clear favourite in the tan department.



Happy Tanning 

xx





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Monday, November 16, 2015

Smile Bright with Mr. Blanc



I'm a big fan of teeth whitening and I've finally found the perfect at home treatment....


After seeing my Instagram feed full of Mr Blanc I just had to purchased them. I brought mine from Boots at £24.99 for 14 sachets (28 strips) I was reasonably priced. 



1 sachet contains a strip for the upper and lower teeth so don't be fooled into thinking that you have enough for 28 uses (Not speaking from experience)

Application

To use them I brushed and flossed my teeth and then dried them with a towel. I then place the top strip just below the gum line and folded any excess strip behind my teeth and then repeated on the bottom teeth. I then wait for 30 minutes before removing where I then re-brushed and flossed my teeth to remove any residue...there was a lot and it was very sticky.

I usually repeat this process for 7 consecutive days and then just refresh once a week. 

I really like this product and after one use I could notice a big difference. I found I had no side affect on my gums and no sensitivity afterwards. They are so easy to use that I would definitely recommend this product.

My Tips

To hold the strips firmly in place I brought some gum shields off eBay that I wore, this stopped them moving about concentrating the gel just on my teeth. 
This is optional but you can purchase the trays for around £3 and mould them to fit your teeth. 

My molded thermo mouth tray 

After having my teeth lasered a few years back they do advise to avoid foods and drinks that would stain for 24 hours and I would apply the same advice when using these

Let me know if you have tried these and what you thought


Speak soon 

Charlene 






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Monday, November 9, 2015

The beauty make-over......


 H&M has always has always sold make-up but not like this...... welcome 

'The Beauty Department' 






If you haven't noticed lately (well within the last last two months) that the beauty section in H&M Norwich has had a major face lift then you're no beauty addict. The store has undergone a major beauty face lift giving you a high end beauty shopping experience with an affordable budget. 

The Products....

You can not only expect to find the basics covering face, eyes and lips but also haircare, skincare and body care. My absolute favorite are the face masks, these come in bright coloured bubbles and there is a mask for every skin such as 'Manuka Honey' for combination or  'Coconut Water' for dry and with prices from just £1.99 you can afford to stock up. 


Haircare 

The packaging.... 


All of the products are in gorgeous packing, think creams and golds with the bright pigments shining through, the overall look is clean, high end and modern... the shopping bags are even lovely being a thick cream paper with black and gold lettering. 













Nail colours £3.99


Face products from £4.99

Price vs Quality 

H&M have got the balance when it comes to the price and quality, I picked up some amazing eye shadows that have high pigment, creamy texture and longevity when worn for just £4.99 each, a price comparable with the leading high street brands but with the quality of a high end line. 





If you would like to shop H&M beauty click below 









Speak soon 
Leanne x



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