Bandage dresses - Our obsession

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

We all love a bit of spandex/rayon but when it comes to bandage dresses the craze seems to be phenomenal.  
With designers such as Herve Leger, celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and shows like TOWIE it is safe to say that these types of dresses have proven very popular in most recent years.

The main purpose of this post is to show some of my readers who don't know that you can also have some of these fab dresses in your closet for less!
Many birthdays are commencing this summer and what better way to dress for the big day. I'm going to be 21 next month and already I have many ideas of what kind of dress I want for my birthday.

Below is an example of a Herve Leger dress originally costing £1,370 (according to the

I mean just think of what you could do with that money? My bets would be me visiting a long haul destination.... Barbados perhaps?
Herve Leger Dress

From these photos you can clearly tell why these types of dresses are very popular. Owning one of these dresses myself (from, I can definitely tell you that these dresses hug you in the right places (from waist to stomach and bum) you are instantly deemed a bandage bandit to the bodycon community (haha).

If you are looking to purchase one of these dresses please have a look at the list I have created below and please do find reviews of the experience of customers with all of these companies and read their shipping times before purchasing.
Most importantly do your RESEARCH!! Some sites are much cheaper than others. 

Some other retailers include:
COCO Couture - @cococouture2012 (COCO couture also make their own dresses to order) Dresses retail at around £60. I will be purchasing from them soon.
Back in may I sent this seller about £74 for a dress including delivery. I wanted this dress in time for my birthday (June 15th) so ordered 15 days prior - did not receive the dress, I always have a backup however that's besides the point. She promised to send the dress and refund me £20 as a good will gesture.
Received the dress no £20 refund - The dress was the wrong design and wrong colour.
What a DOUCHE!
Many others have complained about the poor service so If you are willing to take the risk.. go ahead.

kiko nail lacquer - limited edition sun pearl range

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

I must say I am totally in love with kiko's products right now.
Upon my visit to London Westfield (about two weeks ago) I set about visiting kiko to buy a few items, and I must say this nail lacquer has to be one of my favourite purchases.

The nail lacquer comes in at £4.90 which is great for a product that is limited edition (their other nail lacquers are about £2.90).
In the picture below I am only wearing one coat of the lacquer which I don't get away with often as my nails are very brittle from recent acrylics.

I love the fact that there is little glitter parts in the nail varnish but is not like other glitter nail varnishes i.e. hard to get off.
The lacquer also comes in three other colours, check the sun pearl range out here!

I am wearing shade #428 in River Green

May wishlist

Sunday, 12 May 2013

My natural hair journey update

Hi guys,

Long time no blog... (I have to admit I've not been on my ball game like I should be...I do apologise).
Anyway, this post has been spoken about and requested a lot lately (especially now that my hair is coloured).

I will talk you through some of my hair photos (that I'll attach to this post) and will also mention the people who have helped maintain my hair through their products and services.

First of all I'd like to show you the 'changing textures' of my hair - basically how versatile it can be.






So as you can see from the above pictures my hair is very versatile in terms of the texture and colour where the overall image of my hair changes depending on lighting, humidity, product and so fourth. 

In terms of looking after my hair, it all depends on what hairstyle I'm wearing. I'll now go through my hair care steps with you, but before that please take the time to take in what products I am currently using. 

from left to right -
Herbal essences Ignite my colour shampoo (with moroccan rose extracts for coloured hair),
IC heat protector,
Fantasia frizz buster creme,
Eco styler gel  (with moroccan argan oil),
Tresemme heat protector,
Clear bottle with darker oil is pure argan oil from morocco and the bottle next to it is pure olive oil also from morocco,
TLC naturals grow it hair range,
and Herbal essences ignite my colour conditioner.

Curly Hair
So I rarely wear my hair down curly but when I do I sometimes take advantage of the different styles I can wear. 
As I am using water to curl my hair constantly it often dries my hair out a lot even if I'm using conditioner to style/moisturise. To control this I often use TLC naturals hair juice by sectioning my hair in about four sections, wetting the hair then finger combing. I then start brushing my hair and then spray my hair with TLC's hair juice. 
I find this helps to moisturise my hair a lot, I then use my chosen oil to seal my ends (adding some oil to my scalp too). 

Sometimes adding gel I end up with the first picture under 'Air-dried' hairstyle, which is my fav out of the curly styles. 

Straight Hair
Having straight hair since my hair has been coloured has proved easier to maintain rather than wearing my hair curly. The strands of my hair seem to recycle the oil already in my hair and maintain that moisture far much longer than wearing it curly. 
When straightening my hair I ensure to wash using my herbal essences products (Once a month using my deep conditioner), and before straightening I use my heat protector products to ensure the heat doesn't cause too much damage to my hair. 
Once I've finished straightening I use my oils to then add some more moisture to my hair, this keeps the hair moisturised for days on end. 

I hope this post has been very informative to those of you that read this and if you have any questions or tips for me I'd love to hear from you (Just leave a comment below). 

I'd also like to mention my hairdresser Erica who goes by the name of 'Erica Hairstylist' on facebook. She has given my hair the great colour it is now and has also helped take care of it. If any of you happen to visit Northampton (UK) and are wanting to get your hair styled please contact her via facebook to book an appointment. 

As always, I'd also like to thank TLC naturals for their amazing products which I have been using for nearly a year now! Visit them online here

Thanks again for reading this post guys, have a great week ahead!


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