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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Fragrance is one of the most popular items to gift at Christmas and no matter who you are shopping for, you can always find great smelling fragrances to suit them. The most difficult part is though deciding which to buy, as it can be one of the most personal and special gifts someone can receive.

So to help narrow down the list for you guys I have put together a few of my absolute favourite fragrances that in my opinion would make the perfect gift for him and her this Christmas.

With so many brands available out there, it can be really hard to choose but the one place I love going for inspiration is the beauty department at Debenhams. Sampling perfumes and aftershaves in store is something I love doing, this way you are guaranteed to discover the perfect scent for that special someone.

Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb* is one of my all time favourite perfumes! The scent is so so beautiful and very unique, I just can’t get enough of it, it lasts all day and I always get so many compliments when I wear it. The bottle is absolutely gorgeous, the new limited edition design (available exclusively at Debenhams) is so pretty and would really make the perfect gift for the lady in your life.

Another favourite of mine is Viktor & Rolf BonBon* it smells sweet and absolutely delicious, it comes in this super cute pink bow bottle and the limited edition packaging (below) is absolutely adorable! The scent is so strong and addictive, it’s very heart warming and perfect for Christmas.

Now for the man in your life I have Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb gift set* including a 90ml Spicebomb Eau de Toilette, plus a travel-size 20ml Eau de Toilette that comes in this gorgeous retro-inspired tin making it the perfect Christmas gift!

Spicebomb is presented in a luxurious yet very muscular grenade-shaped bottle, I’d describe the fragrance as both rough and refined. In my opinion this is the perfect male scent for all occasions. I know my hubby Mark will be over the moon to receive it!

Home fragrances are also a great aromatic alternative to perfumes. I’m yet to meet someone that doesn’t love receiving a candle, especially at this time of year 🙂 Viktor & Rolf recently brought out two absolutely gorgeous scents – Flowerbomb* and BonBon* They are so beautiful but also smell absolutely heavenly!

The candles are made of a luxurious lacquered glass, decorated with the iconic Victor & Rolf seal, the perfect addition to any home’s décor. They burn for approximately 35 hours, and would really make the perfect treat to any Flowerbomb addicts or as gift for a loved one.

I was recently invited to a really fun Christmas gift wrapping event with Debenhams and Viktor & Rolf where we learned a few tips on how to beautifully gift wrap using tissue paper and I’ve just seen on Debenhams website they are currently offering a free gift wrapping service and 10% off Viktor & Rolf which is amazing!

All available here

They have such great offers in store and online at the moment, which is very handy as I haven’t done any Christmas shopping yet so I’m looking forward to visit my local store this weekend 🙂

Thank you so much for reading my loves and I hope you all have an amazing weekend,

Victoria xo

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Who doesn’t love to be pampered? Whether you have a friend, sister or mum who deserves a much-needed dose of ‘me’ time, make sure to spoil her with a pampering treat this Christmas. Give her the gift of a spa-like experience in her own home, encouraging her to take time out from her busy schedule to unwind and de-stress.

The Holidays are a time to relax, spend quality time with friends and family, eat, drink and be merry, but there’s always so much to do and organise leading up to Christmas that in the end we all need a little pamper and time to relax. So today I will be sharing with you a selection of fabulous pamper gifts from some of my favourite beauty brands.

– Sanctuary Spa ‘Sweet On You’ jar gift set £10 here

– Sanctuary Spa ‘Ultimate Dressing Gown’ gift set £30 here

– Being by Sanctuary ‘Shake it up’ Drink Up Cup £14 here

– Being by Sanctuary ‘Head in The Clouds’ Wash Bag gift set £16 here

– Nails Inc. – ‘Wishes & Kisses’ nail polish gift set £29

– Nails Inc. – ‘The Fairytale Of Good Skin’ gift set £19

– Nails Inc. – ‘Sparkle All Way’ nail polish bauble £12

– Nails Inc. – ‘Joyful Skin’ wreath gift set £18

– Nails Inc. – ‘Sparkle Like A Unicorn’ gift set £19

All available at Debenhams here

– The Body Shop Frosted Plum Festive Tin £20 here

– Masque Bar Pretty Animalz Polar Bear Nourishing Sheet Mask £4 here

– Philosophy 5 Piece ‘Amazing Grace’ Luxurious Fragrance & Shower Collection £75 here

– Soap and Glory ‘Winter Wonder Glam’ gift set £50

– Soap and Glory ‘Hello Super Spa’ gift set £20

– Soap and Glory ‘Wash Upon a Star’ gift set £8.50

All available here

– L’Occitane en Provence – ‘Cherry Blossom’ bauble body care gift set £12 available at Debenhams

 

Thanks so much for reading loves, let me know which gift is your favourite and I hope you are having a fab day!

Victoria xo

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