My New ‘Do’

How amazing is that weather?! Definitely a day for a road trip. I just wanted to create a short ‘n’ sweet post about my new hair. (Not that I’m vain for anything!) I haven’t had the chance to properly add a picture of it due to the wedding.

I got my dip dye done on Thursday and I absolutely love it. I wanted a chocolate-brown base for my all over colour. Originally, I wasn’t really sure what colour to get for the dip dye but after a consultation with my hairdresser, we decided on this stunning warm copper colour.

I also got a cut, which was badly needed. I’m thinking of adding more copper into it next time. It’s the start of something new now, every girl needs a change every once in a while.

Hope you all like it. Would love some feedback about it, all thoughts on it are welcome! Have a great day in the sun!

Nx

My Stunning Niece

Tonight my beautiful niece is going to her first formal and she looked the picture of perfection. Just stunning. She wore a dark navy gown and along the waist and chest was little clear and navy crystals. Her make up and hair was so elegant looking. She has such fabulous style, it must run in the family! I’m so proud of her. She’s amazing.

Auntie Nx

Close Up
My Niece

 P.s.. Apologies for the picture quality, I forgot my camera. Only had my annoying Blackberry. Have fun!

Nx

Hair SOS: 1930’s Past Prettiness

In recent times I’ve noticed that styles in both clothing and hair from decades gone by are making a huge comeback. Over the summer, the 60’s and 70’s made a statement with maxi dresses, flared jeans and wedges. Now coming into winter when we have to put on our heavy knit-wear and thick tights, we can let our hair do the talking.

One style I love in particular, is the beautiful and perfectly polished 1930’s wavy bob. In those days it was the daring Flapper and Great Gatsby girls that created this ever-lasting trend. Now celebrities young and mature are following it. It’s all about the texture with this look, so if your planning on wearing it for a night out. Experiment a few days in advance so you know how long it takes and the correct steps for creating it. Hope your all having a great week. Have fun!

Nx

Clara Bow

It all started with Ms Bow in the 1930’s and it’s still continuing on the red carpet today with the world’s top style icon’s.

1930's Wavy Bob

Hair SOS: Sleek Ponytail

If there is one hair style that screams elegance it’s the sleek ponytail. This look is perfect for night’s out, work and even daytime. ( Use your fingers to keep it a bit more tousled for a casual look. ) The standard pony tail look can be a little too casual for work and events so it’s nice to add some glamour to it. I’m going to give you all a few tips on how to achieve this look.

  • Tame any flyaway hairs by applying hair polish to dry hair.
  • The Parting; you can use a centre, side or pull the hair altogether.
  • Gather your hair in one hand where your head starts to curve down.
  • Use a small, metal-free band to secure your ponytail, then smooth down any loose strands.
  • Take a small section of your ponytail and wrap it around the elastic band and pin down with a hairgrip that’s the same colour as your hair.
  • Finally use so hairspray to give the look a glossy effect.
Jessica Simpson Sleek Ponytail

It’s that simple and such a pretty look. Your hair can be straight or curly. You can brush it down so that your hair is flat or you can add lot’s of volume to it like the way Jessica Simpson has hers. ( My favourite style )  Hope you enjoy, have fun experimenting.

Nx

Simple Undone Updo: Lauren Conrad

I have recently noticed that some traffic coming to my blog are through search engines, and searching for a particular style – Lauren Conrad’s ‘Updo’. This gave me an idea to actually tell you how you can create your own at home version of this. For me, this look is undone elegance at it’s best. It is such a beautiful style. When I had long hair this was the style I went for, for my university graduation. There are a few simple steps to follow:

  • You want texture in your hair for this look to hold and stay in place. Do this by adding some volumizing spray.  There is no need to curl your entire head, instead focus on the hair around your face and the top section of your hair.
  • Using the line from the top of your forehead to the base of your neck, use this as a guideline to divide your hair into three vertical sections.
  • Leaving the two side sections alone, gather the middle area of your hair into a low loose bun. This will be your main focus for pinning the rest of your hair into.
  • Start pinning the sides parts of your hair into the bun, in small sections each time.
  • Let any short layers around your face fall naturally.
  • Spray with hair spray to keep this style in place.

Hope this helps you all. Let me know how you’s get on. Hope you enjoyed it.

Nx

Lauren Conrad Updo
Lauren Conrad Updo