Monday, 4 November 2013

Bleach London Super Cool Colours Rosé Review

HELLO beautiful's!
I'm actually really excited about this blog, since I have recently fell in love.
The affection of my heart has come in the form of Super Cool New Hair Products, Bleach London.
Now, for a girl who is endlessly changing my hair (poor hair) and lacking in any form of giving my poor old barnet a rest every now and then, when I first heard about Bleach London and their products, you could say my ears jumped for joy whilst my hair cried for some sanity.
Naturally a Brunette, I have been messing with my hair since I was about 15 years old.
From stealing my sister's clip in Hair Extensions at a young age, to dying my hair every colour under the sun, I can't actually remember the last time my hair has actually had a nice little holiday (soz)!

Enter, Bleach London.
The stylish, funky brand has seen its way circulate around the hair industry as of late, purely for their amazing colours, exciting new twists on dip-dying products and the ability to transform your hair from flab to fab in about 15 minutes (according to the bottle).

I fell slightly in love with two of the colours, the Parma Violets Super Cool Colour and the Rosé Super Cool Colour.
Unfortunately, for an unknown and depressing reason, the Parma Violets has gone into recall (boo) so I ended up hunting around numerous Boots shops until I found one that actually stocked them.
The colours themselves look quite vibrant and scary to me, someone who has only really ever had the guts to get highlights or dip-dye my hair, instead of actually going for the full bleach blonde look, so I went for the beautiful Rosé Colour.

For only £5, the price for these beautiful bleach's are amazing! And to make it even better, the colours wash out in 2-10 washes. So, if like me, you'd rather test drive the engine before buying the car, or you fancy a different hair colour for the weekend then these are perfect.

My hair before using the bleach was dip-dyed, but since my hair was quite dark before, I would say the ends of my hair were more a dirty-dark blonde than a full on blonde, so I knew that the colour would come out a bit darker than it looked in the bottle.
(It does state on the bottle that the colour works best on light-bleached blonde hair)

The directions are pretty simple too. You shampoo your hair beforehand and wash it out, apply the bleach where you want it, let it set for 15 minutes, then wash out with warm water and hey presto, you have been Bleached London.
No really, it's that simple.

Being the unprepared person I am, I didn't have anything at home to mix the bleach into, so I used the first thing I came across that seemed to do the job; an old unused ashtray.
It actually worked really well and now I have a cool funky bleach stained ashtray that looks like an art piece in itself!

After smothering the ends of my hair in it, I allowed it to set for just over 15 minutes to make sure that I got the best results since my hair isn't a light blonde colour.
I was actually really surprised how NICE the bleach smelt! Usually, from experience, when using Bleach or Hair Dye products, I would have to stick my head out the window for a moment of fresh air, but the smell wasn't overpowering or made me feel like I was suffocating and was quite subtle which was a nice change.

After the 15 minutes, I rinsed the colour out, and watched as the bright pink fell down the plug whole, frightened I had just made a huuuuge mistake!
Instead, I was pleasantly surprised. The colour was subtle, a bit
brighter in places I had focused on a bit more and blended in surprisingly well with what now feels like hundreds of other colours in my hair.

I don't really think the picture does it much justice, but i'm pretty much in love with how it turned out. I've actually done it again since doing this one and moved the colour slightly up my hair a little bit more, so I think it's safe to say i'm a bit addicted.

One of my favourite things about the bleach is how amazingly soft my hair felt afterwards. I have honestly never used a bleach that hasn't dried my hair out before this, so I fell even harder for it when my locks felt brand new.
The only downside is that after loving the colour, I wish it lasted a little bit longer since it is only a temporary colour, but I hope after the success of these (even if it's just me buying them for the next few months!) that Bleach London release permanent Super Cool Colour bleach products.
I am now a new bleach convert and my hands are already twitching to try out some of the other beautiful colours!

Let me know if you have any other great hair dye/bleach products,
i'm a little bit obsessed now!

Thursday, 24 October 2013

We HEART Miss Selfridge

We are loving this season's collection at Miss Selfridge. Their Autumn/Winter collection is a combination of  Gothic Glam with bursts of unexpected colours. Faux-fur, embellishments and prints are prominent throughout this collection. 

Here are our favourite pieces from Miss Selfridge at the moment: 

Maria's Top Three: 

I am a little bit obsessed with this playsuit.... and this gorgeous headdress..... oh and THOSE EMBELLISHED HEELS! OH MY WOW! This outfit is a prime example if the overall feel to this seasons collection as it is very feminine but with a gothic twist. 

*The playsuit is £39.00, the embellished heels £65.00 and the pearl flower headdress is only £10.00 

Pini's Top Three:

I love a good little embellishment and this top is just love to my eyes. It's perfect for a night out mixed with a gorge pair of leather leggings and killer heels, or a more casual evening with some plain skinny jeans and these beautiful lace wedges for that little bit extra.
Lace and Embellishments are my favourite things at the moment, so mixing them together is my kind of heaven.
Finishing off the look with understated yet classic jewellery like this bargain heart ring, to give it that extra something, whilst not distracting from the beauty of the embellished top is perfect.
-Miss S. also has some wicked printed Jeans in at the moment, check out their Floral Jacquard Skinny Jeans or the Green Snow Wash Jeans. There beautiful!
*The Embellished top is £39.00, the gold heart shaped ring is £5.00 and the lace wedges are £20.00 
Are you loving Miss Selfridge right now as much as we are? Let us know what your favourite pieces are at the moment so we can check them out and bleed our bank dry!
Pini & Maria


Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Gold Digger....Part 2

Hey everyone, 

So you might of already read our Gold Digger Part 1 blog post with our favourite gold rings at the moment, and we haven't stopped there. What good is a ring without a gorgeous necklace to go with it? 

One of the best things about having a sister is that when you start to get bored of your jewellery you just have to creep over to her jewellery stand (try not to get caught) and "borrow" some pieces from her. 

Each tine one of us returns from a shopping spree, the other will rummage through the bags to find any accessories they can possibly steal in the future. This month we are loving gold jewellery and here are some of the best necklaces we have found on our shopping hunts. 

The Chunky Gold Collection 

Above: USC & New Look

Above: Absolutely in love with this necklace from River Island

We love hearing what you guys think. Which one is your favourite and do you have an ultimate go-to necklace that you love? 

Pini & Maria

Friday, 18 October 2013

Gold Digger! Part 1....

As you all already know, we both love jewellery! From vintage necklaces to statement rings, we love everything that is both gold and shiny.

Over the past month we have collected (and spent a fortune) on some great pieces of jewellery and we wanted to share our finds with all you beautiful people.


Maria: I am not going to lie, most of these rings are Pini's! I love it when she comes home from shopping as I always know she will have a new ring that I can steal. My two favourites are the gold mickey mouse ball looking ring and the turquoise round ring in the third picture.
Pini: Rings are my all time favourite accessory; I have a bit of an obsession with them.
It is inevitable that anytime I step into a shop, I will walk out with a new favourite to add to my collection.
I like statement rings, but to me that doesn't necessarily mean big and bold. It can mean anything from quirky and cute to different and daring. (Still on the look out for a gorgeous spike ring- let me know if you have any good finds)
We love finding new and quirky accessories so let us know some of your favourite places to dig them out!
 Pini and Maria

Friday, 11 October 2013

Liebster Award!

Hey everyone,

We are so excited to be nominated for the Liebster Award by the lovely Gemma who's blog Touch of Belle is really brilliant. Check out her blog now

This award is given out to new bloggers who deserve recognition for their fantastic blog posts.

So here is how it works:

      ·         Answer the questions set by the blogger who nominated you
·         Nominate 11 other bloggers for the award

·         Set 11 questions for your own nominees to answer

·         And just let the other 11 people that you have nominated them and send them a link to your post.
So here are the questions Gemma has asked us:
1. How old are you?
Maria- I am 23 and will be turning 24 in March. I am a proud Pisces
Pini- I've just turned 21. That is it for me I don't plan on getting any older.
2. How would you describe your style?
Maria- I love fashion and am quite girly at heart. I love midi skirts, bright colours, huge heels (the bigger the better) and statement jewellery.
Pini- I have more of a individual and laid back style. I prefer darker colours with bright and unique accessories.
3. What's your favourite type of post to write?
Maria- We are really new at this but we have loved writing posts so far. I love writing about beauty products as when it comes to other blogs I love reading reviews from real people before I make a purchase.
Pini- I'm with Maria on this one, I also love everything fashion related so I will definitely be blogging more about fashion in the future.
4. What is your winter must have?
Maria- Scarfs! I am a bit obsessed with scarfs, I must have millions in my wardrobe and I can't wait for the temperature to drop a bit so I can go shopping to extend my collection further.
Pini- Definitely hats! The right hat can definitely completely transform an outfit. There especially great for bad hair days when your hair is lifeless and flat and a hat can save it from flab to fab within seconds.
5. Do you have any tips for new bloggers?
We would say it is all about interacting with people. Don't be afraid to out yourself out  there, we have had some great feedback and everyone has been so sweet.
6. How long have you been blogging for?
Maria- About 2 weeks
Pini- Um I would say 3 weeks.
Maria- Alright know it all, respect your elders haha.
7. What are your "go to" hair styles?
Maria- This season is all about the "done but un-done" look. I work within the hair industry and have been on some amazing photo shoots where I have picked up some great hair tips. The best tip I have ever got is that when you hair is feeling a little flat, spray in some dry shampoo (if you are brunette use a brown colour) but don't rub it in. The spray acts as an amazing volume product, a lot better than any mousses or hairsprays.
Pini- I hate my ears so unless i'm having a lazy day at home and my hairs up in a messy bun, you will never find me with my hair up. I much prefer my hair to be a little bit messy and look 'untouched' when really I've spent ages doing it, so my go-to is definitely a toulouse messy look.  
8. Best beauty tip or general tips?
Maria- Forget about spending all of your money on hair masks, use a good quality conditioner at the ends of your hair (not on the roots) and leave it in over night. Wash it out first thing in the morning and your hair will feel incredibly soft!
Pini- Finding a good illuminator is key for me. It can completely transform your face from dull looking to bright and beautiful, with a dash of cream blusher  on top to bring your cheeks to life. Nars illuminator is my ultimate favourite.
9. What's the best thing about blogging?
We both really love writing so it is a great hobby to put down our thoughts on things we are interested in. It is also a great way to get some top tips and ideas from other bloggers about products to buy or places to go.
10. Do your family/friends know you blog? If yes are they supportive?
 Absolutely, our friends and family are always supportive of whatever we do.
11. Where do you see your blog in the future?
We just want people to enjoy what we do. We are taking it a step at a time and not thinking about the future right now.
We are nominating these brilliant bloggers:
Our questions:
1. Why did you set up your blog?
2. What is the best beauty product you have ever bought?
3. We love finding out new beauty tips, what is your best one?
4. If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go and why?
5. Do you have any advice for new bloggers?
6. High street or high fashion?
7. What did you want to be when you were younger?
8. What is your favourite thing in your wardrobe?
9. Describe your style.
10. Who would be your top three people at your fantasy dinner party?

Let us know when you have filled in your questions so we can have a read!

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Winter Warmers

So, it's officially October, which means... CHRISTMAS is just around the corner! 2 months precisely. That's just 79 Days, 5 hours, 36 minutes and a matter of seconds, if anyone (apart from me) is counting. For me, Christmas is the best time of the year. There's just something about the cold, crisp winter air, cuddling up by the (artificial) fire and having an excuse to eat lots and lots of rubbish.

Of course, then there's the highly anticipated arrival of Mr. Claus himself, but for me, one of the best things about Winter for me is, 100%, without a doubt, the clothes.
I get giddy just thinking about it. The HATS, the SCARVES, the ONESIES, the BOOTS... it's just too much excitement to take in.

I've become pretty obsessed with Hats a bit earlier than usual this year, and have been parading all over the shops, and online to find the best of the best cosy head warmers to keep my big old birds nest custy this winter.

The Classic Beanie's are always a good go-to hat for anytime of the year, but something about wearing one in Winter makes everything seem much more cosy and comfortable.
These simple yet satisfying ones are from the Asos Range, with prices starting from a trusty £10 up to £30, depending on what brand you go with.
But, with so many options avavilable online and on the highstreet, you can find a Boyfriend Beanie for even less, at Market stalls, online sales or a purse friendly high street shop.

Statement Hats are as popular as Statement Necklaces at the moment. The Fun, Edginess of some hats, like the ones above, scream a sense of festive cheer for this winter season, like these Felt Cat Ears hat by Helene Berman for Urban Outfitters which any feline lover (like myself) would be queuing up for in advance to represent cats in all their glory.
Some statements hats on the other hand, are too cool for school, and unfortunately, I don't
portray enough coolness to pull off some of those hats, like the River Island Curb Chain Leopard Truck Hat at the top.
One statement hat I am loving at the moment is the 'High Brows' Beanie Hat by Black Score that Care Delevingne has been rocking lately.

I love this girl and how different her style is. Only she could pull off those bold eyebrows, funky hats, unique, laid back style and still be the Model of the Moment.


I've always been a Beanie girl myself, but since seeing the new Fedora Hats that are out this winter, I think I've fell in love with them this season. There is just something so slick, cool and chilled out about a Fedora bearing winter outfit, paired with a long winter coat, and a casual pair of heeled boots to top it off. River island have a cute collection out at the moment like some of the above, starting at £22 but i'm sure if your a bargin hunter, shops like Primark and New Look won't be too far behind in bringing out their own purse-friendly range.

After all, Tis' the Season (almost!) to wear a Fedoraaaaaaaaaaaaa!

Let us know about any of your favourite winter warmers, maybe you like to customise
your own hats? Or know some cool tips to getting that best Winter hair
after a bad case of Hat hair? Let us Know!!


Thursday, 3 October 2013

Accessory of the month

We have fallen in love with this tribal inspired dirty gold necklace from USC (Republic), now half price at £4.



This year has all been about statement necklaces and as we have seen during Fashion Week, this isn't going to change when we head into 2014.
Statement necklaces are a great way to shake up an outfit, especially as we start heading into the winter months and our wardrobe starts to become a lot darker. A necklace like this will brighten up any outfit.
What would you wear it with?

Barry M Gelly Grapefruit Nail Varnish Review

We are huge fans of Barry M nail varnishes. At one point our nail varnish drawer was overfilling but yet we still headed down to Superdrug, because we got so bored with the ones we did have and we could not find one Barry M nail varnish that we didn't have. So when Barry M launched their new range of Gelly varnishes, we were so happy and relieved.

Don't get me wrong, their normal range is amazing but we always had to put a clear varnish on top to get a real gloss (and that is sometimes too much effort). So the fact that this nail varnish offers a great gloss just makes this product ten times better.

The range comes in eighteen different shades but after trying every single one out my favourite is no.8 Grapefruit.

The colour only requires two coats and lasts for around 3-4 days without chipping. I love the colour and the shine it leaves on my nails. The only criticism I have is that the products tend to dry up quickly, but after being on a photo shoot lately I was told some trivial information; to never leave your nail varnishes out. Pop them into a box and put them in a dark area (maybe under your bed) and they will last a lot longer.

Overall: Great shine, amazing colours and at only £3.99 for each nail varnish who could resist?

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Isabel Marant Comes To H&M

We don't know about you, but we have been loving Fashion Week with Paris' Fashion Week being our favourite by far. One collection which stood out to us was that of Isabel Marant, the French fashion designer who is responsible for the wedge trainer, the cropped jean and embellished jackets. She made these amazing fashion statements what they are today. Her S/S 2014 collection at Paris' Fashion Week was breathtakingly beautiful with a romantic French feel with leather and lace, ruffles and frayed denim. Pastel pinks, whites and black dominated the catwalks. One of our favourite outfits was that worn by Georgia May Jagger, a loose pale pink dress with a tied ribbon around the waist. We could totally see ourselves walking around Paris in this outfit.


On November 14th Isabel Marant will be bringing her collection to H&M and we are so excited. Her range will include a mix of different elements, creating a style that is urban and effortless. Boho elegance meets a rock n' rolln spirit with this new affordable collection, which is set the hit the high street by storm.

Here is a sneak peak at the highly anticipated collection:


très bon to Isabel Marant!

Sunday, 22 September 2013

These are a few of our favorite things

As a nice way to introduce ourselves, here are our five things we just couldn't possibly live without.......


1.  Great Lash Mascara by Maybelline
Mascara is definitely one thing I could not live without! Maybelline's Great Lash Mascara is my ultimate favourite after years of searching. Unlike other mascara's it does not clump and leaves your lashes looking thick and longer.
2. River Island Studded Cream holdall
This River Island studded cream holdall is so gorgeous and fits everything but the kitchen sink. I actually bought it for Pini for Christmas but then stole it off her (shhh don't tell her).
3. My books
I admit it, I am a big time book worm. I always have a book in my bag and my favourite novel is The Great Gatsby. After first reading it during English Literature A level I haven't been able to put it down since.
4. GHD's
I have had my GHD's for over five years and in my opinion there are no hair straighteners that work better than these. They leave your hair feeling sleek and shiny and can create amazing curls too.
5. Samsung Galaxy S2
I know I am probably the only person in the world who hates iPhone's, but to me they are just too small and I just don't understand all the hype with them. I could not live without my Samsung Galaxy S2, it has the same features of an iPhone and it is a lot cheaper.
1. Chocolate.
Chocolate is one thing I can not possibly live without. I like any Milk Chocolate- Dark, Orange or Mint Chocolate can stay where it is, I'm not interested. White Chocolate is accepted, but I use that more as an emergency back up when nothing else is available.
2. Iphone 5.
I love my phone. I feel like a parent parted from it's child when the battery is dead or it is not within a hands grasp away from me, but I'm mainly putting this to annoy my sister.
We are constantly debating over who has the better phone, and whilst we both know that the iPhone wins hands down, she is still convinced that Samsung Galaxy is the way forward.
Whilst I have in occasion have had to (sadly) admit that her phone has some better apps at times, I still would much prefer my fine specimen of a phone than carrying a huge brick around with me. #teamiphone
3. Music.
I listen to music usually 70% of my day if I can, and the louder the better. I'm pretty sure my hearing will be basically non-existent by the time I'm in my 40's but for now I'm enjoying that weird ringing in my ears after a good iTunes session. I don't really have a particular favourite genre of music, I just listen to whatever floats my boat.
4. Fake Tan
I'm such a Fake tan addict.
I'm am possibly one of the palest people i've ever come across in my life, and considering I am Half Italian/Half Irish, I have never once been told that I have an Italian bone in my body. Even when I go on holiday, my Irish skin get's fried to the core and I look more like a lobster than a golden goddess. So my ever present Fake Tan is defo one of my top faves.
I've tried loads and loads and loads and looooads of different Tans over the years and I've seemed to settle on the Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs is one of the best. Don't let the name fool you, it's not just for the legs, it works great all over the body, even the face.
5. Preston.
My Cat Preston. Just Because. He already has the Selfie shot sorted.