Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Hair Heros

Before I say anything I have to declare my love for the film Gone Girl. Go see it. Rosamund Pike steals the show she is truly mesmerising to watch. 

Last night I was invited to a friend's flat for dinner, the three of us met as we all volunteer for the same charity. He had the nicest flat in Shoreditch and he cooked up a scrumptious greek meal which was delicious. It was so bizarre as we had worked out that we both lived in the same village for over 5 years and went to the same school plus I was friends with his younger brother. Such a coincidence! After the yummy meal I headed into Soho to meet up with some other friends and we went for drinks and a good dance :) 



Moving on to beauty, I thought I would share some hair products that I have been using recently. I was sent some Windle & Moodie products a while ago as I was unable to attend one of their events. Windle & Moodie is a hair salon in Covent Garden and is a firm favourite to all the big magazines including Vogue.  Recently they released their own hair care range. My two favourites is the hair spray (£18) and the texturising cream (£15), and use both on shoots and on myself. The hair spray  keeps hairstyles all day or night. For a music video I worked on was shot over night in a forest, one of the girls had a huge quiff. We sprayed her hair with lots of this spray and it held all night which is super impressive as she was moving  a lot and the weather was temperamental. The cream is great if your hair is looking  flat and dull, a small dollop of this worked into your hair will revamp it and create a lots of dimension.  



As soon as the weather changes my dandruff always gets worse (so sexy I know). I brought this Philip Kingsley scalp tonic (£18.50) which I apply on any affected areas. I then gently massage my scalp and although it doesn't get rid of all the white stuff it definitely helps.

 Faith in Nature kindly sent me a Tea Tree shampoo (£5.50) and conditioner (£5.50) to try. What I love most about this duo is that it makes my hair really silky and smooth and it makes your hair feel extremely clean. I'm not 100% sure but I think it has helped reduce my dandruff. Tea tree is a great ingredient to get rid of the old dandy. So I am definitely going to keep going with the shampoo and conditioner :) 

What hair products have you been enjoying? 

Love L x 

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Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Sunday Fun


I hope you all had a lovely weekend? On Sunday I met up with one of my best friends Bianca and her gorgeous dog Reggie. We wondered around Camden and then walked up the canal and basically kept walking until we had no clue where we were.  The weather was stunning and we explored lots of hidden parts of London. We walked past hundreds of houseboats which made us really envious as they looked so cosy and we were trying to work out how much it would cost to move in to one.

  I miss my dog Wilbur so having Reggie is the perfect remedy. Walking around with Reggie you feel famous literally everyone comes up and starts stroking him and starts talking to you. B and I were laughing as we are both single so it was perfect haha.

After all that walking the three of us were knackered so we went to the Hawley pub in Camden which is one of Noel Fielding's regulars. A great thing about this pub is that you always end up making some new lovely friends. 







How do you like to spend your Sundays? 

Love L x

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Saturday, 4 October 2014

September Favourites

I can't believe how quickly this month has gone! I have been so busy and I am pleased to say that earlier in the month my internship at a PR company turned into a job!! It's the nicest place to work - the team are so friendly and I literally love it :)




Food/ Drink

This month I think my favourite place I visited was member's cocktail bar called Milk & Honey. It's located in Soho and the cocktail selection is amazing. My favourite was 'Floradora' which is a delicious concoction of gin, raspberries, lime, ginger and soda - yum!

Music

Hands down Catfish and the Bottlemen is my favourite album of the month. There is not one song that I hate on the album! I am so happy that I grabbed a couple of tickets for their tour - its going to be amazing :)

Beauty Product

At the beginning of the month I needed a pick me up, and the lovely Jo Malone was there to help! I think that if you ever have a breakup or your loose a job etc then perfume is definitely the remedy. I bought the latest scent wood sage and sea salt (£40) and wow does it smell amazing. It is such a fresh and natural scent - I can't wear anything sickly so this was puuurfect. It definitely did the trick and I  instantly felt a lot better after this sneaky purchase.

Fashion

As soon as autumn is here I tend to stick to an all black ensemble. I like to try and add a tiny bit of colour so a bomber jacket (£32) from Next like this is perfect. (See embarrassing toilet picture above!)

Also I just wanted to be super cheesy and add my Mum into my 'favourites'. She has been so amazing and understanding and I will always be grateful!! Love you xxx

This month I have also been working on something with my best friend which I am so excited to launch soon. I will definitely be asking you guys for your thoughts!!

What have been your favourites this month?

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Sunday, 28 September 2014

Giveaway Time

On Monday I decided I was just going to have my first hair cut of 2014! I went to Toni & Guy in Angel. I was getting really bored with my dip dyed hair so it got the chop. It is definitely the shortest I have ever had it! 

After my hair appointment I was invited to the By Terry launch in Space NK. These events are always such fun as you get to play around with new makeup. By Terry is a high end range and all the products look and feel so luxurious.  On Monday I posted about my favourite primers and now I have another addition to add to the collection ; the Terrybly Densiliss primer, it is incredibly silky and melts in to the skin beautifully. The Terrybly Densiliss collection consists of foundations, concealers, powders and blushers. All products promise to give you flawless skin and they definitely live up to their promise. All the products contain patented ingredients which firm the skin and help eliminate sign of ageing and stress. AMAZING. I was kindly given a blush (£53), concealer (£44) and primer (£78) to take home -  such a treat!

All products are available from Space NK (the holy grail of beauty.)






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RIGHT now for my giveaway time! One of my most used makeup products is my MAC 15x warm/ neutral eyeshadow palette (£65). It is absolutely gorgeous and suits everyone regardless of skin tone.This palette is perfect for autumn/ winter and contains a lot of the most loved MAC eyeshadows such as Amber Lights. Most makeup artists have this in their kit and I am ashamed of how 'well loved' my palette is...  Also this giveaway is open internationally so everyone can enter :) 





Good luck 

Love L x

Monday, 22 September 2014

Prime Time

Not everybody is a lover of primer but I love it. I find that without  a decent primer my makeup disappears from my face within a couple of hours. If I am not in a total rush I can use up to 3 different kinds of primer. Firstly I apply a bit of the PIXI Flawless and Poreless (£20.50)  across my nose to minimise any pores and to create a smooth surface for my makeup to applied on to. 

 Do you ever get under eye creases after applying your concealer? If yes then definitely give the Smashbox (£21) under eye primer a try. I brought this a couple of months ago and find it prevents though pesky lines from appearing plus it ensures your concealer stays put all day! 

Eyelid primer is essential if you are going out after work and don't want to worry about touching up your makeup. I have tried so many primers in the past and I do love the Urban Decay and the Benefit primer. However my absolute favourite primer is by Absolute New York (£4.99 - bargain!!) I discover this primer through Glossybox and have not stopped using it since! It literally glues your eyeshadow on to your eyelids.  On the rare occasion that I have gone to bed without removing my makeup i.e. on Friday night (hangs head in shame) my eye makeup actually doesn't look too bad!! 


Pixi primer was kindly sent for me to try!

Do you guys rate primer?? If so what are your favourites?

Love L x

Thursday, 18 September 2014

London Fashion Week Part II

Fashion Week is sadly all over but I had such an amazing experience. It was so interesting being backstage and being a part of the whole process.  The highlight of working backstage is that you get to watch  the show from the 'pit' so you get an amazing view! Over the weekend I was at the ME hotel  looking after the press backstage.


Shots from the 'Ethologie' Show 



Shots from the Basharatyan V Catwalk



Ada Zanditon Couture Show

Come evening it was party time! I worked on the door which is one of my favourite jobs as its really social. On Saturday it was a party for WEARECOLLISION magazine at Beat club in central London.   I love this venue so much as it has such a cool interior. It was a really fun night and after my door duties were done I went inside to enjoy the party...

 The following night was the after party for the SHOPCADE pop -up which was held at the White Space near Leister Square. Again, I was on the door with my friend Olivia who is really fun to work with. There was awesome music from various DJs and Rough Copy performed some of their stuff too. The party had so much on offer, there was candy floss, lots of alcohol, henna and amazing goodie bags!  It was a really successful night and we reached full capacity which is always a good sign. 



SHOPCADE Goodie bag!

Roll on February for LFW 2015...

Love L x



Saturday, 13 September 2014

London Fashion Week

Sorry for the lack of blogging this week but it has been such a busy week with organising stuff for LFW and trying to fit in my IV treatment as well. But I managed to grab a quick hours break so I thought I would try and blog a little bit...

The first show on my schedule was Busardi at Dartmouth House which I must say is one of the most beautiful venues I have been to. It was very grand and luxurious and of course I arrived a hot sweaty mess. So after I had powdered my face it was off to work. I was on the door greeting and checking invitations which I really enjoy doing as it gives me a chance to check out all the great outfits guests are wearing! After everyone had been seated the show began. The hair and makeup was done by the amazing guys at AOFM. 

I didn't really get much of a chance to grab many photos but I managed to snap a couple. As you can see the dresses are so beautiful and elegant. I love how the androgynous hair contrasts with the dresses and gives the overall look a modern edge. Another highlight of the show was definitely the accessories, each model had eye-catching ear cuffs on which completed the look perfectly. 








I kept my makeup rather minimal with just a standard cat flick and a Clinique Chubby Stick in shade Woopin' Watermelon on my lips and cheek. I also wore my new favourite Topshop necklace (£20). 

After the show had finished a few of us headed over to the SHOPCADE popup to help with setting up ready for Saturday. I loved it as it involved putting together furniture so I got to whack out the electric screwdriver which is always fun to let out any stress! Once the working day was over I went for a couple of cheeky drinks with Chris who was also working at the event :) 

So that was day one of LFW I will probably condense both Saturday and Sunday into one post on Monday so do check back! 

Thanks for reading guys :) 

Love L x