Thursday, 4 June 2015

Gallery 108 @ Gosforth

When it comes to hair, I am a fickle soul. Always wanting different things then instantly regretting any dramatic change. However, I dived into the world of the "LOB" (long bob) and my goodness, I like.
Obviously, this was inspired by my spirit animal, my ultimate girl crush, Rosie Huntington-Whitely. I mean, who wouldn't want to emulate her in every single way, right? 

I headed straight on over to Gallery 108, an award winning Aveda salon located in Gosforth, that specialise in balayage and free hand colour and they're pretty nifty with a pair of scissors too. I booked in with Becky, the owner of the salon and Poppy, who focused on my colour. Upon visiting, my hair had grown out and became damaged, ratty and just a little unloved after months of not maintaining it. We decided on soft, natural blonde tones which was done by the balayage technique. Balayage is applying colour without using traditional foils but hand brushing the colour through the lengths of the hair, this produces a natural colour that grows out without any harsh root.

Once the colour was washed off, Becky took to my hair and chopped away. We decided to go for a blunt LOB, keeping it thick and healthy on the ends, with invisible layers to give it some oomph. She then styled it into a voluminous blow wave which felt and looked incredible. I couldn't believe how exact Becky had got it, it was perfect!

Few weeks down the line and my hair is still feeling and looking great, not one split end in sight! Sometimes, long hair is overrated anyway. I am still trying to find the perfect products for this but I am on to something, which I will update you on at a later date...


If you're in the North East area, check out the stunning Gallery 108 here

Monday, 1 June 2015

A Chanel Summer

It's that time of year again where every branch launches their Summer Collections and quite frankly, I've been out of the loop with it all. However, I have come across these gorgeous little gems, purely because they're orbiting the blogosphere at the moment.

The Chanel Summer Collection 2015 is all gorgeous but these 2 are what you should go and get NOW.
I absolutely adore the buttery, comforting Rouge Coco Shine in Réveuse. It's extremely easy to wear, and is such a beautiful peach/pink hybrid that looks so natural on the lips but also makes them look so full. I WANT IT ON ALL THE TIME.

As if I needed another eye product in my life...this I really needed. This comes in the form of their eyeshadow "stylos". I picked up the shade Laurier Rose, something so different for me. Please do not be put off by the pink tone in this. The shade wears more on the copper/peach side which looks stunning on blue eyes and I'm sure all eye colours. I cannot stress how much of a breeze this is to apply, straight on, no messin'. If you want to blend, blend FAST, this baby sets 0 to 100 real quick and stays put. Oily lidded babes, this is for you. If you're not convinced enough already, this has the nicest cooling effect on the lid. Ideal for tired, hay fever eyes which becomes strangely addictive. Winner all round.

P.S Chanel packaging makes you feel all kinds of fancy. Available online and in stores now.

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