Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Ombre Hair: Yay or Nay?

Hello everyone! I was pondering what I would do my next blogpost on and I figured I would go in a different direction and talk about hair. So the latest hair trend is ombre hair. I have to say that I used to have a love/hate relationship with ombre hair. If you don't know what ombre hair is generally darker at the roots and then it gets lighter in colour as you get closer to the bottom. Before I thought ombre hair looked messy and unkept but it really has grown on me. It is an ideal solution if you want to create texture and volume.
Many celebrities have been seen sporting the ombre hair trend including: Alexa Chung, Rachel Bilson, Sarah Jessica Parker and Lauren Conrad.

For the last few weeks, I have been pondering whether I should follow this trend, but I think I will go ahead because if I don't like it, it will grow out or I can just re-dye it. But one thing's for sure...
If I do go ahead with the ombre hair do, I will most definetly do a blogpost with lots of pictures!!

Until next time...
Laura :)

Monday, 26 September 2011

OOTD: Stripes!

Here's what I wore today!

Brown and White Stripey Top: H&M 

I love this top because of the ruched sleeves and also they are abit longer in length than a normal t-shirt.

Skinny Jeans: Next 

Suede Beige Boots: Penneys

3-in-1 Necklace: Topshop

Hope you liked!

Until next time...
Laura :)

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Sunday Summary

Hi everyone!
Okay so I have seen a few other people doing these types of  posts, where they basically said what they did on a certain day and what they're liking at the moment. I don't know if this will be something I do regularly, what do you think?

  •   Walked my dog: All the trees were different colours, so pretty, I love Autumn!
  •  Washed my hair: I know, I know, so exciting! But I used a new shampoo and every time I turn my head, I get a huge waft of shampoo... Lurvly :)
  •  Had chipper: I love chips and I hadn't had them in ages! Delicious with lots of salt and vinegar!
  • Loving french manicured nails at the moments, so simple yet very sophisticated. I've finally got the knack of doing them on my right  hand!
  •  Went shopping: Seeing all the wintry clothes in the shops makes me so excited!
  •  Just recovered from a cold and I'm feeling great, it's such a relief to not be sneezing every 5 seconds and to be able to breath through my nose again :)
  •  Watched TV: I love this time of year when all your favourite  TV programmes start a new series... *ahem, x-factor, ahem*
  • Currently restarted my addiction of watching cute animal videos on YouTube, not sure how I feel about this, but I just can't resist cute animals especially puppies :)
That's all for now,

Until next time...
Laura :)

Sunday, 21 August 2011

8 Week No Heat Challenge: Update!

Hi everyone!
I just wanted to do a quick update on my 8 week no heat challenge. You can read the idea behind this challenge here. Anyway... besides using no heat for 8 weeks, here's what else I'm doing to make the most out of this challenge.

For products, I'm only using Schwarzkopf Hair Retention Care System Shampoo, TRESemmé Hair Mask for extra dry or brittle hair and TRESemmé Instant Refresh Dry Shampoo.

As for food: I've been drinking a lot of water and I have reduced my caffeine intake. I've been eating lots of fish to keep my hair looking shiny and healthy looking. And as hair is made up of excess protein from your body, I have increased my red meat intake.

For supplements: I have been taking Boot's own brand “Healthy Skin, Hair and Nails tablets. Also, every now and again I have taken a few spoonfuls of Cod liver oil which is brilliant for maintaining healthy, shiny hair (but I think it tastes absolutely revolting so I haven't really been taking a steady intake)

That's really it for products and supplements!

The only styling tool I have been using is a Paddle brush from Penneys! I no longer blow dry my hair, I just allow it to air dry. I haven't touched my straightener in ages, I miss it so much!

I have one week left in this challenge, so I will be doing a post about the results, how I thought the challenge benefited me overall and the ups and downs of using no heat for 2 months.

Hope you liked!

Until next time...
Laura :)

Friday, 19 August 2011

Penneys Haul: Accesories and Pyjamas!

Hi everyone, this is just a post about a few things I picked up at Penneys today, enjoy!

Ring €3

Vaseline €1.45

Slippers €5

Belt €1.50

Hairbrush €2

Satchel €9

Leotard €7

Necklace €3

I know that there was only a few things, but I thought I would share them with you anyway!

Hope you liked!

Until next time...
Laura :)

Monday, 15 August 2011


Hi everyone! So Recently I have been lacking in ideas for posts, but as I still wanted to post something, I decided on a picture post, enjoy!

As you can see, I took inspiration from Marilyn Monroe, my favourite actress.

Hope you liked!

Until next time...
Laura :)

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Tag: 13 Personal Questions!

Okay so, todays post is a tag, I personally love tags as I think you can learn so much about a person from just a few short questions!
I was tagged by the lovely Celia (check out her brilliant blog at This tag is just a few personal questions and I hope you enjoy :)

Q1. What do you order at Starbucks?
Coffee Frappuccino, everytime! I love them with whipped cream and lots of chocolate :)

Q2. Whats one thing in your closet you can't live without?
I could not live without... plain tank tops, they are very versatile and can be either casual or dressy.

Q3. What is one thing most people don't know about you?
Hmmm... I'm going to say that I get obsessed with the smallest things (I think I have a mild case of OCD) for example, I can't watch the TV if the volume is on an odd number :L

Q4.  Whats the one thing you want to do before you die?
Travel the world, I want to experience a many countries as I can before I die.

Q5. What's one food you can't live without?
Potatoes :) I have them every single night with lots of butter.

Q6. What's one quote that you live your life by?
My all time favourite quote is:
'Do what you want and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind' I don't know where it's from but I think this quote says alot.

Q7. What do you like and dislike about the Youtube community.
I'm not on Youtube but by just watching videos, I'd say that a thing I like is how close everybody is and how much you can learn from other people (It's like a very big family!) The thing I dislike is the amount of pointless hate and the stupid haters who waste their time being jealous of people and writing nasty/unnecessary comments.

Q8. What's your number 1 on your ipod?
LMFAO ft Lil Jon - Shots I love love love this song :)

Q9. What kind of style would you describe yourself as having?
I think my style is unique and casual.

Q10. Favourite number?

Q11.  Two hobbies?
Listening to music and blogging (sometimes I do them both at the same time!!)

Q12. Two pet peeves?
My first would have to be that when I'm sleeping, the only thing that isn't covered is my head, I have this fear that if I put my arm/leg outside the duvet, I will get attacked! (Thank you, Paranormal Activity) and my second would be annoying sales assistants in shops bugging you with aload of questions and just hovering around you, watching your every move. (i know it's their job, but BACK OFF!)

Q13. Your guilty pleasure?
Jersey Shore :S I love it sooo much!

Hope you liked :) Again I thank Celia for tagging me and now I tag everyone who reads this :)

Until next time...
Laura :)

Saturday, 6 August 2011

OOTD: Polka Dots!

So today, I went for a white camisole top, with a black and pink polka dot cardigan, paired with denim shorts and black tights!

 Black and pink polka dot cardigan: Penneys* €13.99

 This cardigan has really cute gold buttons and a black bow on either side.

Denim shorts: Penneys* €7.00
Black tights: Penneys* €4.00 (pack of 3)

I just realised that everything that I'm wearing is from Penneys*. (I love that shop, mainly because you can get really nice, on-trend stuff for very cheap prices!) I'm like a poster girl for Penneys* (I promise you I don't have a partnership with Penneys!*)
*Penneys is known as Primark in the UK*

Hope you enjoyed

Until next time...
Laura :)

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

My Top 5 Drugstore Lipsticks

Hi everyone, the following lipsticks are my favourite drugstore lipsticks.

Revlon Colorstay in colour smoothest wine (no. 330)
This lipstick is a matte red. The texture is really creamy/moisturising.
Available from Boots €10.99

Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in colour Red Hot (no.168)
This lipstick is a fire-truck red. I love the brightness of this lipstick and only a little is needed, but it is quite drying.
Available from Boots €6.95

NYC Ultra Last Lipwear Lipstick in the colour English Rose (no.419B)
This lipstick is a shimmery pinky/red. This is a really natural pink, with a little shine, and it applys so smoothly!
Available in most chemists (not Boots) €2.95

Revlon Colorstay in the colour Heavanly Mauve (no.290)
This lipstick is a natural pink. Again this lipstick is soo creamy/moisturising and is also long lasting
Available from Boots €10.99

No 7 Moisture Drench Lipstick in the colour Iced Pink (no. 45)
This lipstick is a frosted pink and has glittery flecks in it and it it also has SPF 15!
Available from Boots €8.99

Thats my top 5! Hope you liked,

Until next time...
Laura :)

Friday, 22 July 2011

When life gives you lemons... Lighten your hair!

Hi everyone!
So I had heard about how you could lighten your hair with lemons and yesterday I decided to give it a shot!

      You will need:
  • Lemons
  • Juicer
  • Water
  • Bowl
  • Sunshine
  • Towel
 Now, here's what you do:
Firstly, you need to decide how many lemons you will need to use
for short hair, 1-2 lemons
for medium hair, 2-3 lemons
for long hair 3-4 lemons

Next, you juice your lemons

Remove any seeds/bits and pour the juice into a bowl then add some water until there is enough of the mixture to cover your hair (I used 4 tablespoons) Be careful not to dilute it too much or else the mixture won't be strong enough to lighten your hair!

After you have done that, pour the mixture over your hair covering from root to tip. I went outside for this step and I wore a towel around my shoulders.

Then all you have to do if sit out in the sun until your hair is dry! When it does dry completely I washed my hair and let it dry naturally! Easy Peasy!

Then all you have to do is enjoy your new lightened hair :)

My hair before:

My hair after:

So as you can see, there is a noticible difference! I'm really happy with the results and it is supposed to last for a little more than a month.

Hope you enjoyed,

Until next time...
Laura :)

*This method mightn't work on everyone, but it's worth a try! You would get better results if you have blonde/light brown hair.*