Showing posts with label beauty. Show all posts
Showing posts with label beauty. Show all posts

Monday, 22 October 2012

Beauty and fashion disasters growing up!

About a week ago I saw a post on Lauren Conrad's blog talking about some of her beauty mishaps as a teen, and it got me thinking (and seriously cringing) about some of the things I used to do and wear as a kid growing up in the nineties and noughties.

So I thought I'd take a trip down memory lane and share some of my fashion and beauty disasters!

Hair

Hair mascara
I had a bright blue one of these, and it looked exactly the same as regular mascara. I imagined having these lovely streaks of colour ( yeah bright blue...lovely) but instead it looked like I'd just put paint on my hair, it dried all hard and gloopy and was an absolute nightmare to get out!

Crimping
Oh I loved crimping! My BaByliss appliance had three separate crimping plates, PLUS a flat one for straightening, which straightened about as much as a circle! I used to crimp all over..even my fringe..so cool!

Lemons
'Put some lemon juice in your hair and go and sit out in the sun, it will really lighten your hair' I tried this about three times and it never worked. It just left me with dark blonde really tangled hair.


Make up

Glitter
Glitter, glitter everywhere! Rolled all over my arms, on my eyeshadow, in my lipgloss, sprayed all over my hair, I LOVED glitter!

Bindis
I used to wear these on my forehead to school and then sometimes if I was feeling really adventurous, (probably at the weekend) I'd wear two at each corner of my eyes.


Fashion

Skirt/trousers
Why oh why, surely you only need one or the other!? Needless to say I loved mine and had a beautiful pair of cream ones! 

Kappa
Oh the shame! I was quite a tomboy growing up and aged around 11 I only really wore sports clothes, and this included some absolute gems. A velvet orange and blue Adidas top, a le coq sportif over the head raincoat, and my pièce de résistance, (I wore this A LOT) my Kappa track suit, with navy bottoms and an acid yellow top! (I know you're well jel!)

Shoes
Wow, where do I start? I had navy blue platforms which I begged my parents for when the Spice Girls ruled my world.
Black clogs -so impractical when you're a kid and trying to do important stuff like running and they keep slipping off!
See through glitter jelly shoes! Probably my favourite shoes as a girl, before my tomboy phase. Seriously comfy and I felt so grown up with a heel!

So that's just a snippet of my 'not so cool style' growing up!
Please leave a comment with any of your fashion or beauty mishaps, I'm sure there are loads that I've missed and I'd love to hear them and reminisce!

K x

Sunday, 21 October 2012

The Next Beauty Event!

Last Wednesday I was kindly invited to my first blogger event hosted by Next. I headed down to London just after midday and after a little shopping and an epic walk trying to find the base of the Shard, (it's not as easy as you might think!) I found my way to the gorgeous Hempel Hotel near Hyde Park.
On arrival we were handed a glass of pink champagne and had a chance to view and try out some of the wonderful beauty and home ware products Next have on offer this Christmas.
 

 
 

This beautiful display showcased the new range of women's fragrances,'The tale of four cities' - beauty products and home ware inspired by the fashion capitals of the world. Including New York, (a white floral fragrance with jasmine) Paris, (jasmine, orchid and warm amber) London, (citrus with a musky base) and Milan (fruity, floral and woody!)



 I was also surprised to discover that Next sell a whole range of well-known perfume ranging from Marc Jacobs to DKNY, -it's a one stop shop!

 
 
In addition there were also some lovelies ladies on hand to offer massages, nail painting and even eyebrow threading, ( yes I did! It was my first time, and probably not the wisest thing to do at an event, I quickly had to rush to the toilets and apply extra foundation on all my red bits! Haha) but needless to say the lady did do a great job.
We were also treated to some lovely food, I had some yummy fish and chips with tartar sauce, washed down with a few more glasses of bubbly.
Plus I had the chance to meet lovely bloggers!! Everyone was so friendly and I had an amazing time talking to you all, even if I did have to leave a little early. Shout out to Rebecca, Emma, Kat and the lovely ladies from CSI Beauty Blog!!
And of course not forgetting the lovely Gemma for inviting me!
To top it all off, on leaving we were handed a beautiful goody bag, with some gorgeous products inside.

 
 
 
Thank you Next!

Kx