Happy Wednesday my loves, I hope you’re having a lovely day,

A couple of weeks ago I was kindly invited to a super fun Benefit Cosmetics party for a very exiting (secret) new launch!

Upon arrival we were all welcomed by a squad of pink astronauts and walked the pink carpet (yes pink!) to the ultimate space-themed out of this world venue, to exclusively prepare for lift-off!! It was all going to be revealed at 7pm and with countdown timer set, I couldn’t be more exited.

Benefit always go ‘all out’ as I know you would agree, if you have ever been to one of their events.

I grabbed a space themed cocktail and joined my blogger besties to as the final countdown began… 3 – 2 – 1 lift off!! It was such an amazing atmosphere with UV lighting and smoke everywhere as the most incredible spacecraft descended onto the stage against a glowing galactic backdrop, and we were all introduced to the fabulous new launch – BADgal BANG! mascara.

Then off to the space pods to try the new mascara, and ‘WOW’ it did not disappoint! It gives so much length and volume, it reminds me of ‘They’re real’ but it is actually better in my opinion. One coat is enough as it’s quite a wet formula and super black, which I love.

Description:

  • 36 hours of volume, without weighing down lashes
  • Gravity-defying formula includes aero-particles, which is one of the lightest raw materials known to man (derived from space technology) allowing a buildable formula without weigh-down
  • Price: RRP £21.50
  • Available here

Thanks again for a fabulous evening Benefit Cosmetics, you sure know how to throw a PARTY! Dreams do come true… (of becoming a pink astronaut 🙂

Thanks so much for reading,

Victoria xo

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Who doesn’t love to get their glam on, grab your besties and hit the town for drinks and banter, but without the relentless worry of drawing undesired attention… I’m certain it’s a common conundrum, but the perfect solution is a simple one – Casinos!

Grosvenor Casino* doors are always open, offering a relaxing friendly place to gather where you can actually hear each others conversation, serve food and drinks till late, and heck can have a flutter if you’re feeling lucky 🙂
And if like me, you find the tables a little intimidating, with a prior request they may even open a private table where you can be shown the ropes by one of their expert croupier.

Myself and a few blogger friends recently visited and we had such a pleasant experience. Our evening starting with a lovely platter of delicious dishes and drinks. They cater for everyone with healthy options a plenty, and a great vegetarian selection too. We also enjoyed a few cheeky glasses of prosecco and cocktails which were divine. The staff were so friendly and approachable and made us feel welcome.

We had so much fun learning to play Roulette and Blackjack, brilliant first-time gaming experience and I was actually winning all night, which was fantastic!

There are quite a few Grosvenor Casinos dotted around London, we visited St Giles, located on Tottenham Court Road and I’m actually already looking forward to my next visit.

I also wanted to mention that although we all dressed up, the atmosphere is very relaxed so feel free to dress smart/casual too.

Have you visited Grosvenor casinos before?

 

Thanks so much for reading,

Victoria xo

Casino Details:

Grosvenor Casino St Giles 262 Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 7RG

T: 020 7299 7600

Open 24 hours

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Since having my hair highlighted I’m always on the hunt for a good shampoo and conditioner to keep it hydrated and add a bit of shine. I have recently really been enjoying the Redken Diamond Oil Glow range* it smells delicious and contains some really lovely ingredients, which help condition and hydrate your hair. All the products in the range are perferfect for giving you that lightweight shine and great to use before a blow dry.

I have been using the shampoo and detangling conditioner, it’s very gentle and perfect for fine blonde hair and detangles and conditions really well.

Another product as part of the same range is Redken Diamond Oil Glow Dry Shine Oil* The packaging of the whole range is absolutely gorgeous but especially this blow dry oil, it comes in a pink glass diamond bottle it’s so beautiful! It smells divine and I love using it on the ends of my hair to add that extra bit of shine and hydration.

I’ve also recently been using the new Redken Clean Maniac Micellar Clean-touch Shampoo* which is perfect for deep cleansing your hair/scalp especially if you exercise a lot like me (and get sweaty hair 🙂 it gets rid of product buildup in your roots and it’s great if you use many styling products such as hairspray or dry shampoo etc.

Last but not least I have a deep conditioning hair mask from Purology that I absolutely love. I have heard such great things about the brand but I haven’t actually tried that much from them. It’s the Purology Superfood Hydrate treatment* with avocado and coconut oil. This honestly is one of the best hair masks I have ever used, it smells lovely and makes my hair so super soft, it’s perfect if you have dry, bleached hair, it honestly is a Godsent.

I absolutely love these products and they really have made such a difference to my hair. I’d love to know what’s your current hair care routine and your go-to pamper products? Any recommendations?

Have a wonderful week loves,

Thanks for reading, Victoria xo

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Happy Monday loves,

I hope you had a fab weekend.

Today I have a hair related post for you (as requested) I get questions about my hair all the time, the cut, colour, hairstyles etc… Being a beauty blogger I’m always changing up the products I use and also my hair looks, and although my hair is quite long occasionally I like wearing hair extensions for even more length and volume, so today I will be sharing with you my go to hair extensions.

I have tried many brands throughout the years but one of my favourites has to be Cliphair. I have been wearing their hair for quite some time, going back a few years ago when I was still brunette. They do a lot of different types of hair extensions but the one I wear and absolutely love is their Double Wefted full head clip-in set*

Since I have balayage highlights and a few different tones in my hair  it was quite easy for me to pick my shade (Lightest Brown/Bleach Blonde mix #18/613) Cliphair offers a good variety of light and dark shades as well as mixed colours, so you are bound to find a shade to suit you.

Like most hair extension sets, they come in a varity of different lengths/grams. I have the 18″ set that comes with 170 grams of hair. Cliphair hair extensions are made from 100% Remy Human Hair, so you can use heat tools on them, wash them and even colour them.

The set I have comes with 8 wefts in total –

Two 8 inch (20cm) wide wefts – 3 clips per weft
Two 6 inch (15cm) wide wefts – 3 clips per weft
Two 4 inch (10cm) wide wefts – 2 clips per weft
Two 2 inch (5cm) wide wefts – 1 clip per weft

You get quite a lot of hair so you don’t necessarily need to use all of it, you can just use a few pieces to add a little bit of extra length and volume to your hair. They’re super easy to clip in and attach and I like to run the straighteners through or add a few quick curls to ensure they blend in with my natural hair.

They are also a good value for money (mine retail for £84.99 + free delivery) The service from the brand themselves is also brilliant. They are always quick to respond to any queries I’ve had when it came to the colour match and length of my extensions. As I gradually get blonder throughout the year, I’m confident that they will be able to assist me in getting the perfect shade for my hair!
Last week I asked you guys what hairstyles you wanted me to create and most of you said a messy ponytail, so here’s a step by step on how I created it and as you can see it looks great with hair extensions.
1 To start, spray your hair with some texturising spray or dry shampoo which will help to create a bit of texture and body.
2 Carefully smooth your hair and gather it into a low ponytail. Secure it with a hairband.
2 Try creating your very own hairband cover out of your hair, just take a 2-inch section of hair from underneath your ponytail and wrap it around your hairband, until it’s completely covered. Secure this piece of hair underneath the ponytail with a couple of bobby pins, so that they’re completely hidden.

4  Add a few loose waves using a hair straightener or tong and finish up with a quick all-over spritz of hairspray to ensure your messy ponytail lasts all day.

Have you tried hair extensions before? Do you like this hairstyle?

Like I said previously, if you would like to see a follow up post showing more different hairstyles I can create with my hair extensions, just let me know in the comments!

Thanks so much for reading,

Victoria xo

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It’s the time of year to start thinking about those special party outfits especially since New Year’s is nearly upon us, so today I will be sharing with you a couple of beautiful dresses, absolutely perfect for the festive season.

The Goddiva Sequin and Chiffon maxi dress* is perfect for anyone who just loves sparkle and glam. Gradient champagne sequins will enhance your every movement and chiffon will softly drape your body in this gorgeous floor length dress featuring a V neckline and zip fastening at the back.

I have to say I really like it and find it both easy to wear, and very eye-catching. It’s a great length for me, I’m 5ft9 and I can wear it with medium or high heels, I would say that it is pretty true to size, but check your measurements to be sure, I wear size 8 uk which fits perfectly.

What better way to attend a New Year’s party in style than to wear this show-stopping sparkly gown! It’s so beautiful and elegant it would also be perfect for a wedding or any special occasion. Available to purchase here

My second option is this gorgeous black and gold Sequin Bodycon Dress* by QUIZ. I love the colour of this dress, I don’t own anything like it and the rose gold sequin embelishments add that extra bit of glam, definitely a must have piece for your evening wardrobe. Available here

It’s such a great quality and fits perfectly (I wear UK size 8) I also find it very comfortable, classy and chic. I would highly recommend QUIZ as a brand, they have a fab selection of dresses for any occasion. Whether you opt for a bold print or fitted design, they have it all. I own quite a few of their dresses and I absolutely love them.

Which of the dresses do you prefer? Whatever your plans are for NYE I hope you have an amazing night my lovelies!

 

Thanks so much for reading,  Victoria xo

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