Blonde, brunette….or both?

ombreJumping on the dip-dyed hair bandwagon. It’s the most low maintenance hairstyle I’ve had in a long time and is super trendy- what’s not to love!

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2012 – A happy nail year!

happy nail yearWhile looking through old photos on my laptop, I found some pictures collected during the last year of my various nail art attempts.

nails of the year

From nail wraps to glitter, it is an obsession I am most likely going to continue to nurture in 2013!

Happy new year!

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Goodwood Revival

The Goodwood Revival is an unforgettable experience. It’s a weekend long motoring festival which re-lives the glory days of the Goodwood circuit, between 1948 and 1966. From the second you enter the Goodwood Estate you are greeted by cars, costumes as well as aeroplanes all from the 1940′s, 50′s and 60′s.

Last weekend, I had the pleasure of going on this journey back in time. After the morning rain showers had passed, it was a fantastic day. I mostly spent it wandering around in awe at the glamour of it all.

As half the fun is dressing the part, I planned my outfit well. I love the style of 1950’s day dresses and found lots of inspiration online. Bright colours, waist cinching belts and perfectly co-ordinated accessories – I knew this would be the era for me to choose.

I found this red polka dot dress on eBay and accessorised with pearls, a yellow belt and a vintage handbag which was another eBay gem. My make up was all about the red lippie and big-fluttery eyelashes. I left my hair in the hands of professionals at The Vintage Hair Lounge. These lovely ladies had a salon set-up at Goodwood, armed with more hair pins and cans of hairspray than I have ever seen in one place! It’s a lot of effort being a stylish 1950’s lady! Can’t imagine being able to do these victory rolls in my hair every morning.

Hair done, I was all set for the day which didn’t actually involve watching much of the car racing. Instead, I strolled around the period-style Tesco, browsed the vintage clothes shops, and just generally wandered around the transformed paddock area.

The highlight for me was gazing overhead at the air displays of period aircraft.

The magic of the Goodwood Revival has to be seen to be appreciated. I’m already looking forward to next year.

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App of the week: Metro news for iPad

I just downloaded Metro.co.uk’s iPad app and am already preferring it to the paper version. Having tried and tested it on my tube journey to work, I’ve noticed a list of reasons why reading the Metro news is better on the iPad;

1. Like the paper version, it’s free and it downloads onto the iPad’s newsstand every morning so you can read it no matter where you are.

2. It’s so much easier to read standing up – a handy factor for tube users.

3. You don’t need to worry about disposing of your paper – or wasting paper for that matter.

4. It’s so user friendly and much easier to find stories and features of interest than flicking through a large paper.

5. No more inky-fingers!

*Click here for the link to download the Metro app for tablets and phones

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♪ Ooo wee ooo, you look just like Buddy Holly! ♪

LOVE this:

This week’s issue of Shortlist. (out August 9th, 2012)

SPECSY!
My top 5 glasses-wearing celebs:

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d’Olympics

The Olympics is EVERYWHERE!

Naturally, with the games in full swing, it’s on the TV and in the media 24/7. But in London, it’s also taken over the supermarkets, public transport, the streets and not to mention the endless sponsorship products like Coca-Cola and Cadbury. Love it or hate it, there is no ignoring ‘London 2012’.

Just thought I’d share a few of my pics I’ve taken over the past few months. . .

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Bargain of the week: Printed scarf

This weeks bargain is a pretty printed scarf from George at Asda and was only £5! It’s perfect for this unpredictable so-called summer when there’s a bit of a breeze.  It goes with everything and the bright colours instantly finish a darker outfit. Lovely!

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