So guys, I have been absolutely dying to tell you that last Friday I went to a Beyonce & Jay Z concert, which was absolutely ah-mazing!

Myself and blogger babe Taislany were invited by the Debenhams PR team, they had organised a whole host of treatments for us before the big night.

We were invited to Debenhams Oxford Street store to pick our outfits. The personal stylist experience was absolutely brilliant. We had so much fun trying different things on, searching for the perfect Little Black Dress, it was actually so hard to choose as there were so many beautiful occasion dresses, and I’m so indecisive 🙂

I ended up picking a gorgeous knee length lace dress by Villa which I absolutely loved, it was perfect for the occasion, a very flattering fit and super comfy! See more LBD dresses here

We had our hair and makeup done at Blow LTD Beauty Bar (located within the Debenhams Oxford street store) which was so lovely, we both went for a neutral/bronze smokey eye and a red lip to keep it classic. For the hair – big loose waves with lots of volume, so glam!

Upon arrival at London Stadium we were greeted and taken to the VIP lounge where we had dinner and a few glasses of wine before the concert started. Beyonce and Jay Z were honestly absolutely incredible, they put such a fantastic show, we had so much fun dancing the night away! Debenhams really spoiled us with the whole experience – from the moment we got there to the very end!

Thanks so much again for having us, what a fabulous night!

Victoria xo

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Happy Tuesday beauties, I hope you are having a lovely week so far,

I recently went back to one of my favourite salons Live True London, Vauxhall so today I want to tell you all about my experience getting my hair done/refreshed, as I always get so many questions about my hair colour.

Maintaining my hair colour is so important to me, especially since I have a lot of blonde highlights that tend to go dull and brassy. My stylist Paco always knows what I want and how to make my hair look amazing!

He started by adding some natural highlights at the top section of my hair and blending it really nicely to achieve that gorgeous balayage look. He used Redken Professional and Olaplex, a treatment that protects and strengthens the hair during bleaching and colouring. I have had Olaplex done in the past and it honestly does wonders to my hair, it makes it really soft and healthy looking, as opposed to dry and brittle.

After my highlights had finished developing, it was time for a hair wash, Paco applied two different ash toners to neutralise all the brassiness, he then cut my hair to get rid of the dead ends and added a few layers to frame my face. I then had a blow dry and my hair curled/waved, I absolutely loved the finished result.

I would highly recommend Live True London if you are looking to experience a five-star hair treatment, my stylist Paco is absolutely brilliant, you can check out his work here.

So many of you have asked me hair related questions ever since I’ve had my hair highlighted, so hopefully I have managed to answer all of them, but if not please feel free to leave them below 🙂

Thanks so much for reading and have a lovely day,

Victoria xo

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I’m always on the lookout for new haircare, something nourishing and conditioning for dry/colour treated hair and being a beauty blogger I get to test a lot of new products… So in today’s post I will be sharing a couple of favourites I’ve recently discovered.

I was introduced to the brand Mane ‘n Tail, which is a company that produces shampoos and conditioners for the care of horses’ manes, but has recently marketed their products for human use after seeing the benefits it had. They are an American brand but they have recently launched in the UK, which makes me very exited as their products are pretty fab!

I have heard such great things about their haircare and many people claim that their shampoos have made their hair grow incredibly quick after constant use, which is amazing! I’ve recently started using the newest range which caters specifically for colour-treated hair, the Mane ‘n Tail Colour Protect Shampoo* works to cleanse, nourish and soften hair without stripping any moisture/colour.

It’s enriched with proteins and nourishing emollients, and has a lovely  lightweight texture that gently eliminates impurities, whilst helping to prolong colour vibrancy in between salon appointments. My hair is always left clean, healthy-looking and super soft.

I have been using the Mane ‘n Tail Colour Protect Conditioner* which I also love, it’s lightweight and ultra-nourishing, it’s enriched with Olive and Sweet Almond Oils, it helps to detangle hair, and also soften dry/damaged ends. My hair always feels super soft and looks healthy and shiny after using it. Another great thing about the brand is that they don’t test on animals, which I respect very much.

Have you tried Mane n’ Tail? What is your favourite hair product?

 

Thanks so much for reading,

Victoria xo

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Happy Monday loves! Spring is finally upon us and I have been trying to go bare faced to let my skin breathe a little and I actually feel pretty confident, so today I want to share with you some current favourites and a few tips to help you maximize your bare complexion.

Skin can lose a lot of moisture after the winter months so it’s important to start replenishing that moisture at the start of your daily beauty routine. I have been using Elizabeth Arden Superstart Probiotic Cleanser – Whip to Clay* It has a lovely whipped mousse consistency, and once you add water it gently foams into a soft lather to rinse away makeup and impurities. It helps with shine and also to minimize pores and your skin is primed for the next step in your skincare regimen.

Another favourite product I have recently incorporated into my routine is the Elizabeth Arden Superstart Probiotic Boost Skin Renewal Biocellulose Masks* These masks are absolutely gorgeous and so luxurious, really cooling  and soothing perfect for an instant pick me up.

These aren’t your usual cloth/sheet masks they are actually made of biocellulose material, derived from natural coconut water, that fits snugly to the contours of your face like a second skin, they feel amazing on! Each mask combines hyaluronic acid with 2X the powerful probiotic blend and always leaves my skin looking smooth, luminous and more youthful.

I have also been using the Elizabeth Arden Superstart Skin Renewal Booster* which has been designed to help restore the healthy look of skin’s surface layer, fortifying its natural ability to repair and renew. I like to use it before a serum or moisturizer as it helps to boost the effectiveness of your skincare products. It gives me that extra bit of moisture that my skin needs right now.

The last step to achieve beautiful bare skin is to seal it with a moisturizer or a light day serum and I have been loving the Elizabeth Arden Skin Illuminating Advanced Brightening Day Serum* it absorbs instantly without making my skin oily or shiny, it just gives me that radiant healthy glow! I have also noticed my complexion is a lot more event and clear.

So just follow this easy routine daily and reveal skin that shines without a stitch of makeup! 🙂

What are your current skincare favourites?

 

Thanks so much for reading,

Victoria xo

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A couple of weeks ago I visited Beauty and Melody Spa at the gorgeous M by Montcalm hotel in Shoreditch, for a relaxing day and some much needed ‘me time’

Upon arrival I was kindly greeted and taken on a little tour of the hotel and Spa, which was really lovely. I was then given a robe and flip flops and shown up to the changing rooms to get ready for my treatments.

My beauty therapist Adrianna showed me around the spa and all treatment rooms and made me feel very welcome. I had a glass of prosecco while having a manicure done, followed by a pedicure. Both treatments included shape and buff, cuticle work, hand/foot massage, cream and gel polish. I opted for french tips and I was so happy with the results, she did a fabulous job!

After my treatments had finished it was time to explore the spa, I decided to go for a little swim and then relax in the jacuzzi. It was so quiet and tranquil which is exactly what i needed. I had some refreshments at the relaxation area while enjoying the soothing music…

I also wanted to mention that all the staff at the spa were super lovely and helpful, they made me feel relaxed and very welcome. I can definitely see myself coming back here I had such a wonderful time. Beauty and Melody Spa have an extensive range of treatments on offer, from facials, body treatments, as well as hair services, nails and makeup also a range or aesthetics and laser treatments.

You can book and find out more about the spa here http://www.beautyandmelody.co.uk

For hotel reservations here https://www.mbymontcalm.co.uk

 

Thanks so much for reading,

Victoria xo

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