Cheeky little buys.

I'm just awful at saving money.
I'm going away in 17days... (yes i'm counting down)
I've only gone and bought a few more things.. They were mostly in the sale ;)

I also went to salon international yesterday (monday 17th october) I'd never been, it was crazy. But I got some lovely little samples of morrocanoil and there gorgeous hairspray! I'm not the type of person to push to get things... So my friend and I went and got a cuppa tea, while the rest of my friends fought there way to get bits and bobs. Madness. Bit too stressful for me ;)

The first little thing that I bought was a river island purse that I have wanted for absolutly ages! Its black and got a retro sort of design on the front. Its got a really bright coral lining. The one thing that really drew me to buying this was the cute little gold clips, (that i nearly caught my nail in) This was £17.

As I was already in river island it was rude not to look through the sale rail! I picked up this cute pinky/cream blouse. It's got an adorable bow and is simple enough to wear for daytime.. Or dress it up for an evening look... It was only £15! Its also the perfect colour to go with the shoes I got from next!

On sunday I wanted to check out the new big next about 35mins drive away from me. It was mega busy, after all it had only been open for a few weeks. I picked up two pairs of shoes.. Both were a reasonable price and I knew that I would wear them quite a bit.

The first pair are tan ankle boots. I am on my feet all day long at the salon so these are great. I can say that they are mega comfy as I wore them to London monday! They have sweet little buckles, I normally wear them with grey or cream thick socks when its really cold. I would advise to buy a half a size bigger if you do want to wear big socks with them. £26

The second pair were nude heels. They are really comfortable! I was surprised as normally they really aren't. They are square at the front of the shoe which i really loved, I find them easy to walk in and they will go with anything! (Really bad photos sorry)

In my last blog a couple of people really loved the £15 dress from miso-republic. I tried to get a photo of me wearing it, but its all out of focus and awful! I'l be wearing it out for my 18th, thats if i dont buy something else.. which I most probably will!
I know they are really bad photos but you should be able to see what its like! I want to find a skinny belt to go round the waist.. I think it needs it... What do you all think?

Thank you to all my 29 followers :')
Its really lovely knowing people read all of this... me babbling on!

Nat Xxx


Happy October!

Hello all of my 22 followers! Ahh thats crazy... never even thought I would have one.
September went by pretty fast for me.. its four weeks today til my birthday... SCARY stuff. I'm going shopping at Bluewater for the weekend for it... What a surprise right? I'm trying my hardest to save save save... so I can go on a mahooosive shopping spree... But I'm just no good at saving.... :(

I really wanted a navy blue gilet for this weird summer/wintery weather... So I found this gorgeous gilet from Republic and it was only £29.99p. The only thing that annoyed me was that I bought two other things aswell as this in the sale... I put down for it to be delivered on a saturday and it never turned up! So I'm still eagerly awaiting this...

I also got a black, one shouldered dress. I thought it would go with any colour heels, or accessories! I also love the floaty arm..... I'm not sure when I'm going to wear this.. Plus it was only £15.99p reduced from £20.00p!

The last thing from Republic I bought was a Cape Shirt... Its a lovely rust/burnt orange colour with a cute black collar. I think I will probably wear this with skinny jeans and wedges.... Thats if I like it... Normally I see things and just get them because they are in the sale... Its an obsession.... This was also £15.00p... But it seems to have been taken off the website... So I can't put a photo up :( I will put a photo up of me wearing it IF I like it and don't send it back.

H&M online has been so brilliant recently for beachwear. I'm hoping to go to Egypt next year on holiday and have been starting to collect bits and bobs already. I managed to buy a cute bikini for £3.98! Its white with adorable little beads on.. I always struggle to find bikinis when I actually need them, so I kinda grab them when I can.. Especially when they are at that price! (The bikini is white that I got but the only photo I could get was black)

I also bought a cute beach towel for £3.49 which was just crazy and a floaty little cover up dress.. I seriously couldn't believe the prices for all of the bikinis.. Wish I could of bought them all.

I picked up a few goodies while shopping on my lunch break yesterday... Superdrug ALWAYS has amazing deals or special offers, I love there new loyalty card too, you actually get money off unlike Boots.

I've wanted to try the Dove Intensive Repair Conditioner as I have seen this on the telly quite a bit. It was £1.29 which must of been the introductory price. I normally use my salons conditioner but decided to have a change and try this. Its quite thick and smells really lovely. I put quite a fair amount all over my hair and left for a good 3-4 minutes. My hair after felt really soft and actually controlable. I'l give it a week or two and will probably leave it on for a bit longer next time to let it work its magic.

On one of my last blogs I reviewed a Famous lipstick and nail varnish, I bought another one in shade 2 tres chic. Its a light purple shade and is very suttle, like my nail varnish I usually play it safe.. But decided to give this a try. I really like it, maybe not as much as the Pucker up red/orange, which was another shade I got in the Famous range. I've also read recently about Sleek make-up, so decided to try a lipstick which sounded gorgeous- Peaches and Cream, however I was slightly dissapointed, its very very orange, and not at all creamy. I think it looks pretty ridicoulous.. But I could wear it on Halloween if I go to a party dressed as a Pumpkin.. Which won't happen.

I also forgot to put in my last blog about these two pretty notebooks I got for college in Gloucster.. they are 1950 fashion magazine style and were only £2.99 for BOTH. I've done so much writing in them... what a nerd... Thats what my boyfriend called me anyway.

And finally my find of yesterday.. A pair of Stone/Taupe suede wedges.. That I have been looking for for ages. I was just strolling through New Look waiting for my friend to find what she was looking for when I walked past the shoe sale. These beauts were just there, staring at me. The only pair left. In my size. I could of like screamed, this never ever happens. Shoes in the sale are always the size 8-9 that won't ever fit me.. I'm in love with these, they probably would of been better if they were black but I'm really not going to complain and for only £15.00p

About a month ago my best friend took some photos of me with her new camera. They came out really sharp and you could really tell the differance between them to my ipod camera! Here is my mums favourite.. (How cringy)
Last thing.
Why are passport photos so bloody awful?!



Lorenzo's Christening ♥ Weekend away with the boyfriend

This weekend my boyfriend and I went to stay with his dad in Gloucester. We were there for his cousins son Lorenzo's christening. We had a five day break which was much needed! I just wanted to show you what I wore and what I bought in Primark in Cheltenham.

I'd had my outfit planned for about a month (I'm like that you see) I decided to stay quite simple as I didn't want to stick out! I bought a cream/peach dress from Asos- £45.00

When I bought it they did have it in a Cream, but they now only seem to do it in Black, Tomato or a pale blue colour. Its a really pretty dress, just above the knee, with a gorgeous gold sequined pattern around the waist.

 I wore a black blazer with it from Misguided- £22.99
It has little shoulder pads and was was well fitted. The only thing that annoyed me was that the clasp at the front kept undoing!

 They were SO comfy and I wore them literally all day! They have this really cute ruffled flower design to the front of the shoe. As I will most probably wear them again, unlike most of the others I buy.

This is the only picture that was taken where you can really see my outfit!
It was a really lovely day and it didnt rain! Which was a bonus, as I probably would of cried if I got my hair wet. As for my hair I just put two plaits in the front like I normally do. I wore only my owl earrings from Primark, and a few bangles. I wanted to keep it really simple. I also took my little briefcase that I got from Primark for £8.00. It kept all my bits and bobs in and I felt that it went well with the outfit.

This is a picture Ry took when we were about to go for a quick shopping spree in Gloucester. I'm wearing my £12 primark chunky winter cardigan! Its so snuggly..

Thanks for my 10 followers.. wasn't expecting 1! Let alone 10 :)
Happy girlie..


I also wanted to sneak a little photo of my puppy Pippa. She is getting bigger now.. and I know I mentioned her in my first blog so thought I should keep up to date with it.

& my dress was from Misguided if you wanted to know.


My brunette to blonde process ♥

Hi there!

Right... I think talking about this process will probably pain me.
But I suppose it could help some people if they were thinking of doing this.
Here are just a few photos of just how dark my hair was before I bleached it to death.
** Just to say I am a hairdresser and had everything I'm about to describe in a salon. I would not advise anybody to have this done over such a short period of time**

I had dark brown hair for around 7 months when I decided I missed being blonde. I didn't however think about the process you have to go through to achieve the perfect 'blonde' colour.

Excuse the faces we are pulling! But hopefully you can see just how dark it was.

My hair was in pretty good condition when I had the first step in lightening it. I work at a salon so I had my hair done after I finished work. (Which was pretty handy) First I had my whole head painted with bleach, it was left on for about 15mins, until we saw that it had lifted the first level of colour. My hair went a peculiar shade of orange. So the next day I had it done again! This lightened it more but it still had a very orange tone too it.

From two head fulls of bleach, I had to have my hair cut, it was very damaged on the ends. I then walked about with this orangey toned hair for a few days and then had a full head of highlights.
I had Colour Graphics which is a bleach with conditioner from Matrix. You can have different toners put into it and I had Spearmint, which softens red and orange tones.

After this it was slightly better but still was just a very strange colour.
I have over the past been every colour -Purple, Red, Black, Brown, Blonde. So it was no surprise that it took this long to get through all the different layers of colours.

I won't go on about the highlighting process because I had about four sets of highlights over 3-4 weeks. I had highlift bleach. After this I was told to leave my hair for a few weeks to let it recover. So I bought lots of deep conditioning treatments and put them on nearly everyday! My poor hair was probably screaming STOP by this point.

This was the colour of my hair after the bleach and highlights.

 It was a dirty blonde with orange and blonde tones throughout. I still wasn't happy and wanted to go blonder.

So I had around two toners put onto it... (Seperatly)
They were
ULM - Matrix Ultra Blonde Mocha
SPM - Colour Sync Sheer Pastel Mocha

After these we decided that the Ultra Blonde Mocha was the best one. So since then every 7-8 weeks I have a full head tint. Its left on for the full amount of time which is 35mins.

After about 3 and a half months I'm finally there! Its been a very long process, the number of times I just wanted to cry and buy a home kit, chuck a dark brown on top of my head and forget it. But Lauren and I (Lauren I work with) kept at it. It was a challenge for the both of us.

So thank you to Lauren for having patience with me.. As I did bloody moan and go on about it!

If anybody has any questions please ask.


ELF and Famous reviews ♥

Last pay day I decided I would try ELF make up.
I thought the price of the items was very reasonable and that I got a lot for the £20 that I paid.

Mod Mauve Nail Varnish £1.50p
With nail varnishes I usually stick to either Pinks or Reds. So I decided to get Mod Mauve. It is a lot darker in real life then in the pictures online, Its almost a maroon colour. I had to apply two coats, but overall was pretty happy. I'm shocking at painting nails but you can see the colour!

Eye Primer and Liner Seal £3.50p

I have recently started to wear a lot more brightly coloured eye shadows, and hate it when they smudge half way through the day. So this primer was brilliant! You put it onto your eyelid almost like a concealer. Then apply your desired colours onto it. I also found it easier to blend differant shades.

Black Waterproof Eyeliner Pen £1.50
This eyeliner pen is possibly the best eyeliner I have had yet. The thin pen is great to draw really thin lines with. It also stays looking fresh all day long! Normally black eyeliners can be wishy washy. This was really good compared to others!

Olive Duo Eyeshadow £1.50p
I don't ever use eyeshadows this colour. But thought I would try them! Very easy to blend and ELF have a huge range of different colours. I also love the name Olive haha!

Natural Beauty School Eyeshadow Palette £3.50p

I have a lot of brown and cream eye shadows. But none that were all together in one neat little palette. The colours are really neutral, you could use them singularly for the day time, or build them up for a evening look. The only thing I would say that lets this product down is the darkest brown, its almost black,  so you do have to be careful about how much you use.

Blossom Hypershine Lipgloss £1.50p
I normally don't wear lipgloss as I find they are very sticky and never seem to last. But this one was easy to apply, and stayed on for about two hours. I loved the colour too, it was very natural. You could also wear it over a lipstick. 

Warm Tan Healthy Glow Bronzing Powder  £1.50p
This was the only product out of everything that I didnt like. I'm a blusher person normally. But when I applied this onto my cheeks it just looked awful. It was far too dark! Maybe I just put too much on my brush or this isn't my colour, however.. I would say if your quite paled skinned, don't get this colour. This was a thumbs down for me!


Yesterday I went into Superdrug and came across the make up brand Famous. I hadn't heard of it before but it was all half price, so I picked up two things. A gorgeous Lipstick for £2.50p and a nail varnish for £2.00p.

I've yet to try the nail varnish, but I'm sure it will be lovely!
Its called Lovely Lilac - 33

The lipstick is called Pucker Up - Shade 5
Its a bright orangey red.

So that's it for now....
Thanks for anybody who reads this!!
Please comment if you too like ELF!



Here we go!


I decided recently to start writing a blog. I'm not too sure why because I don't know who would actually read this. But it seems a good place that you can write your feelings and views down at the end of a long day.

I also seem to have a bit of an obsession with Ebay and probably buy waaaay too much on there.
I'd like to review make up I buy and also some cute little jewellery that I just keep finding from cute little shops.

This June I started an Apprenticeship in Hairdressing. I am loving it! I had already worked as a Saturday girl for over a year at Hackers Hairdressers. So I knew this is what i wanted to do. I am doing my apprenticeship with Look Fantastic. Its such a good opportunity. Much better then college I think as your earning and learning.

I also recently went from very dark hair to barbie blonde! So I thought if people needed advice or just wanted to see the process I had to go through to get there that this could be a great place to do it.

Also about eight weeks ago I got a new puppy called Pippa. It would be a great place to see how she grows up.

Thanks for reading,
much love.
Nat xox