Thursday, 18 September 2014

CONFESSIONS OF A BEAUTY THERAPIST: THE TRUTH ABOUT SHELLAC/ GEL NAILS


Hi lovelies! Some of you may have seen my previous 'Confessions Of A Beauty Therapist post, all about becoming a beautician, so if that's something you'd be interested in, you can check that out here. Today though, I wanted to talk about Shellac or Gel Nails as I have a lot of clients as well as some of you guys asking me on a regular basis what they are, how they work and generally just wanting more info on the treatment, so, today I thought I'd write up a little info for you all, so that you can decide whether or not gel nails are for you.

To start off, I'd like to clear something up. When I say 'gel nails', what I mean is gel polish. The difference between classic gel and gel polish is that the original gel products are an acrylic product, however gel polish is a lacquer that is applied over the natural nail. I don't personally use acrylic gel, so I this post, when I say gel nails I am referring to gel polish. Another thing I'd like to make clear, a lot of people ask me the difference between shellac and gel nails and to be honest there is no difference. Shellac is simply a brand of gel nail lacquer, just like Gelish, Jessica Geleration or Gellux. All have a similar application and removal process, the only real difference is the brand. Some may find certain brands work better for them, just as with regular nail polish. So, if a salon offers 'gel nails', chances are they are offering a gel polish manicure with a product such as shellac, but if you're unsure it's always good to check.

Gel polish is applied in thin layers and cured under a UV or LED lamp after each coat. First, your nails will be prepped, filing, buffing etc, some salons will involve some cuticle work too, but if your nails need a lot of work, it may be an idea to ask to book in for a full manicure with gel finish as generally gel nail treatments do not include much manicure other than shaping, buffing and pushing cuticles back. Your nails will then be wiped to ensure there is no oil on the nail, a primer is then generally applied befor base coat (some salons/ brands do not use a primer), a base coat is then applied and cured under the lamp. Each coat of colour is then cured individually under the lamp and the a top coat is applied and cured. Finally, the sticky residue is wiped away with a cotton pad and nail cleanser and then your nails are finished, super shiny and 100% dry! 

When your gel manicure is finished, you are then free to go about your day as normal, as there is no dry time with gel nails. Gel nails are a lot more long wearing than regular polish and properly applied, it generally will not chip. The only reason you may find that your manicure chips or flakes, is if your nails are flaky or peeling underneath. Usually though, chipping should not be an issue unless you are particularly hard on your nails. Generally, I would say that most gel manicures tend to last 10 days to 2 weeks before they need removing or replacing, as the nails will start to grow out and you'll get a line of regrowth around the cuticles. Some people can go longer than this, others, particularly if your nails aren't in great condition to begin with, may need them redone sooner. To get the most out of a gel manicure, it is a good idea to try to get your nails in good condition first, so booking in for regular manicures or even just using a cuticle oil at home will help to improve your natural nails. 

A question I get asked all the time is 'will shellac/ gel ruin my nails?' and my answer is always the same. If they are applied and removed properly, they should have no effect on your natural nails. Some people complain that their nails were ruined by gel polish, however, pretty much every time someone complains of this, it is due to improper removal. Gel needs to be removed using acetone and it just be soaked off. This can be at home or in the salon and is very easy to do. You can sit your nails in acetone to soak them, however this can be dying to the skin, so the way I do it (and recommend my clients do it, if they wish to remove them at home), is the cotton and foil method. To do this, you buff over the gel to remove the shine, then soak small pieces of cotton wool in acetone, then place it on the nail, then wrap the fingertips with tin foil. (You can look this up on youtube for a visual demonstration). This should remove all traces of gel in around 15 minutes. If the gel does not come away easily, you will need to wrap them for slightly longer - never pick or pull gel from your nails. The number one reason for damaged nails after a gel mani is when clients peel the gel off the nails, as this can remove layers of the natural nail. After a couple of weeks, the product may seem to come away easily when you pick at it, but avoid temptation! If you find your colour is lifting, get soaking!

Personally, I find that gel nails actually improve the quality of my nails, as the gel provides a fairly thick, protective layer over the natural nail, meaning they are less likely to break or split when accidentally knocked. I also find that my nails grow much quicker and much longer when I have gel on them, as they are protected and therefore don't break off! Working as a beauty therapist as well, I feel it's nice to have nice looking nails and with a regular polish, I'd generally be worried about chipping and flaking, which is definitely not a good look. However, with a gel manicure I don't have to worry as out that at all.

If you are unsure about whether or not shellac/ gel is right for you, there are a few things to consider. If you're happy to stick to one colour for a couple of weeks and don't like having to touch up chipped nails, or hate waiting for your nails to dry, then gel nails really are a godsend. I absolutely love that I can do my nails then not have to think about them for two weeks. However, if you like to switch up your colour a lot, they may not be for you, as regular nail polish remover will not touch gel nails and it does need soaking to be removed. However, normal nail polish can be applied over gel nails for a quick change and provided you remove it with an acetone free remover, you won't affect your mani at all.

What are your thoughts? Have you ever had gel nails? Do you like them?
Let me know! 

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Tuesday, 16 September 2014

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: MANE N' TAIL DEEP MOISTURIZING SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER




Hello lovelies! I cannot express to you all just how excited I am to be writing this post today. Most of you have probably heard of Mane n' Tail and if you're anything like me, you were probably intrigued and little confused about the hype around horse shampoo. I mean, it's for horses, no matter how many times I'd heard about it, it still just seemed weird. After searching through pages and pages of rave reviews claiming it's a miracle in a bottle, giving you super soft, nourished, long locks, I decided it was finally time to give in to the hype and give the strange products a go.

Searching through several versions of the product on Amazon (who knew horses had so many options?), I decided to go for the 'Deep Moisturizing' version, because who doesn't want their hair to be deeply moisturised? I'll admit, I'm not entirely sure if this may have been reformulated or re-branded to make it seem a bit less weird for use by humans, or if it is actually just a straight up horse shampoo but either way, it definitely seems a little different to anything else I've ever used. I've been using these for about a week so have used them a few times and thought I'd give my first impressions, then perhaps if you guys are interested, I'll do a little update in the future to let you all know if it's helped with the condition long term, or if it really does live up to it's miracle growth claims.

For a start, the packaging, clearly it's nothing to shout about, let's face it, it wouldn't look out of place in a stable (and it wouldn't be out of place either!), but as they say, it's what's inside that counts and with these babies, that is certainly the case. Both the shampoo and conditioner are a bright swimming pool blue colour and are actually strangely quite similar in consistency. The shampoo lathers up really well and makes your hair feel seriously clean as you're washing it and actually does seem to be moisturising on it's own. I can't confirm this, as I've not actually used it alone, but my hair definitely feels smooth in the shower after use. Like I said, the conditioner is a similar consistency and feels quite thin for a conditioner, which initially worried me a bit, as I'm used to thicker conditioners and felt like it maybe wouldn't be as nourishing. How wrong I was! Funnily enough, the instructions said to massaged the conditioner into the roots as well as the ends, which I thought was kind of odd, but as I wanted to give it a fair test, I got on with it anyway and applied the product all over from root to tip and left it for about 3 minutes. Despite what I thought, my hair wasn't even slightly weighed down after blow drying and the difference in my hair was immediately noticeable.

Honestly, I've never been so impressed so quickly with a hair product. After just one use, my hair felt softer and smoother and was shinier than I'm pretty sure it's ever been. Getting shiny hair is a tough battle for us blondies but this fabulous duo make it easy to look as though you've stepped straight off a L'Oreal ad. Not only does it feel and look incredible, but I genuinely think that this is actually already improving the quality of my hair too. When I brush my hair, I get a lot less falling out than I ever used to and it definitely seems to stay nicer between washes. As I wash my hair every other day., my hair usually gets super dry the day after I wash it, rather than getting oily, however with this, my hair seems to stay clean between washes without going dry and frizzy at the ends. Yet another bonus that I've already noticed is that my hair seems to dry quicker too, whether I let it air dry or dry it with the hairdryer, the dry time is definitely much shorter, which I love. 

Overall, as you can probably tell, I'm absolutely bowled over by this strange little horsey duo. My hair has genuinely never felt better - if you've been thinking about giving this a go but have even the slightest doubt, try it, I promise you will not regret it!

Let me know your thoughts, would you like an update once I've finished with these bottles? Have you tried Mane n' Tail? I'd love to hear about your experience!

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Monday, 15 September 2014

MAX FACTOR SKIN LUMINZER FOUNDATION REVIEW*




Hi lovelies! As summer starts to slowly fade away and the weather begins to get cooler, I often find my skin loses the glowy look that it gets in the warmer weather. No I don't mean the sweaty shiny look, but with the help of a bit of sun, my skin generally just seems perkier. As much as I love autumn and winter, I do not love how dull my skin starts to get at this time of year. While I do generally use a gradual tanner year round, I still feel as though my skin needs a little boost and my usual matte finish foundations just aren't going to cut it.

So, when Max Factor very kindly sent me their new 'Skin Luminizer' foundation to try out the timing couldn't have been better! This product claims to be 'the secret to healthy looking, flawless skin' and contains light reflecting particles that create a healthy glow. I have to admit, I was slightly skeptical when I first saw the product, while the white liquid (the 'luminizer', I assume) swirled with the foundation looks pretty, I thought it was perhaps a bit of a gimmick and was worried that it would make the foundation look pale or too glowy, aka disco ball face. However, I swatched it on the back of my hand and was pleasantly surprised to discover a colour that was very true to the one in the bottle and luminous without being glittery.

We all know that a back of the hand swatch is all well and good, but what about the face? Well, I'm oleased to report that this foundation is a winner in all areas. It's an absolute dream to apply and blends so easily. I apply with my Real Techniques Expert Face Brush, which is perfect for the the job, but it blends so nicely, I think you could just as easily apply this with your fingers if you wanted to. The colour (shade 55, beige) matches my skin perfectly, like seriously perfect, as I think the luminous liquid (probably not it's technical name) helps it to adapt to your skin. The product comes in several shades, luckily including a very light one, 'porcelain', which Max Factor also sent me and while it was far too light for me, it was perfect for my sister, who is very pale and struggles to find foundations that don't look orange on her. This however matched her skin tone beautifully, leaving no telltale streaks at the jaw line, #pethate. 

So, it applies beautifully, the colour match is fab, but does it live up to it's claims? Is it really the secret to gorgeous, healthy, glowy, flawless skin? Honestly, I think so. Don't get me wrong, it's not going to replace a good skincare routine and a little fake tan for me, but it definitely gives me the glowy skin that I so desperately seek at this time of year and that's good enough for me. The coverage is medium, possibly full when built up, but the product itself is super light, so it doesn't look or feel cakey and gross. The light reflecting particles also draw attention away from flaws such as uneven skin tone or dark circles, so you can get away with less product, even if you have problem areas. It's lasting power is above average but nothing to shout about. It will last you through a day at work/ school etc, but will need touching up if you plan to go out afterwards. Set it with a good powder and you're good to go for at least eight hours.

Overall, if like me, you like a little pick me up in the winter and find that your skin gets dull and loses it's glow in the cooler months, this is definitely one to try out. Also, an added bonus that I forgot to mention, this foundation claims to contain a hydrator, to help improve skin condition, so that's fab if your skin is dehydrated after the summer (weeks of lying in the sun anyone?). I haven't been using this quite long enough to comment on that yet, but I can say that my skin definitely feels nice when I use this and doesn't get that dry, flaky look by the end of the day. 

Let me know your thoughts! Have you tried this foundation? Do you like more of a dewy, brightening foundation at this time of year? 

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Sunday, 14 September 2014

BENEFIT COSMETICS MAJORETTE REVIEW AND #CHEEK2CHEEK TAG*








Hi lovelies! If you follow me on instagram, you'll have seen that Benefit surprised many of us lucky bloggers lately with these gorgeous personalised packages centred around their newest release, 'Majorette'. Majorette is a gorgeous 'poppy pink-peach' colour cream 'booster blush' that can be worn alone or under another blush for 'an instant pep-up'. As you can see, in my adorable rose gold box, I found a hilarious 'Take a Peek at Those Cheeks' mug with my name on it (I was thrilled with this) along with Majorette and the lovely Dandelion 'Box O Powder', which I've had my eye on for ages, so I was over the moon that this was the blush in my box!

So, as I hadn't actually heard a great deal about Majorette, I wasn't really too sure what to expect, but I'm so glad to have been able to give it a go because I am now officially in love. This is a gorgeous colour alone and blends like an absolute dream, even when I forgot to put it on and applied it over powder, huge bonus for a cream blush! The texture is gorgeous and it gives a light, but buildable flush, so it's fab worn alone, however when you layer another blush, it really does make it pop. I've been wearing this with Dandelion layered over the top every day this week and I've absolutely loved it. It brings out the colour of any blush you wear and as it's a cream, it gives it something to cling to and makes it much more long lasting, which is fab for long days at work.

Benefit have created a 'Cheeky Tag' in honour of the gorgeous new product, so, these are the questions!

1. How do you apply Majorette?
As I said above, I use it with blush over the top, but I love it alone for a more natural look.

2. What Box O' Powder do you wear Majorette with?
I've been using this with Dandelion, as it's only Box O' Powder blush that I have, but I've also given it a go alongside Hoola, which I absolutely love. I think the peachy colour of this goes gorgeously with Hoola bronzer.

3. What's your top tip for beautiful cheeks?
I'd say apply a little cream blush to the apples of your cheeks, with a powder blush to set over the top. Then, to really make your cheeks pop, add a little shimmery highlight to the cheekbones for a pretty, glowy look that lasts all day!

4. What's your cheekiest nail colour?
I wasn't too aware that nail colours could be cheeky! However, I love wearing a bright, barbie pink gel with gems for a super flirty, very Essex look! Does that count??

5. What's the cheekiest thing you've done?
I'm not sure I could pinpoint one 'cheeky' thing, as there's a fine line between 'cheeky' and just plain bad or wrong!! However, something cheeky I do frequently is hint to get what I want! I know, it's terrible, but I'm a hinter. For example, if I fancy a back massage, I'll tell my boyfriend that my shoulders really ache and I've had a really long day... The system works.

6. Who's the cheekiest person you know?
That'd be my Mum. Where do you think I got it from?? My things often disappear then later on, I'll see my Mum and she'll be wearing my favourite shoes, or she'll have a very familiar bag on her arm. At least it means I can borrow her stuff without feeling guilty!

7. Who's cheeks would you sneak a peek at if you could?
I don't actually really get what this means, assuming it means bum cheeks, if I'm honest I see far too many bums already with my job (I'm a beauty therapist, before you start thinking that sounds strange), so I really couldn't care much less!!!

8. What cheeky movie character do you like the most?
Fat Amy. All. The. Way. Crushed it.

9. Have you ever rubbed cheeks with a celebrity?
I actually don't know that I have. I've met a few very briefly, but not really to talk to. Unless Jeff Brazier coming into the salon I used to work in counts? It doesn't, does it?

10. What's your favourite cheeky song? (Basically a guilty pleasure!)
Let it go, duh.

11. Who do you 'pass the baton to' (tag?)
Everyone! Particularly if you've had the chance to try Majorette, but even if you haven't, you could perhaps answer what you would use it with if you did give it a go!

Let me know your thoughts! Have you tried Majorette yet? Would you like to?

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Thursday, 11 September 2014

THE F&F FLORAL DRESS




dress - f&f*
cardigan - boohoo

Hi lovelies! I am not afraid to admit that when it comes to bargain clothes shopping I bloody love Tescos. So, when they offered me the chance to pick a couple of pieces from their site, I jumped at the chance. I think F&F are absolutely on point with their new stock for Autumn and this floral dress is definitely going to be a favourite of mine this year, I can already tell! Autumn/ Winter florals are just beautiful as I love the darker shades, but they're still just the right amount of pretty and summery for this time of year, The background of the floral pattern is black, so it's also perfect for pairing with tights and boots when the weather gets a lot cooler too.

For today though, as the weather is still slightly warm, I paired this with the boots my boyfriend bought me (all on his own, would you believe??) from Dorothy Perkins, my favourite Kurt Geiger handbag and this cosy cardi from Boohoo, just in case it gets a bit chilly! This dress is a swing dress, which is a lovely style on it's own, but I belted it with a skinny black belt, just to tie the dress in with my accessories a little bit more.

What do you think? Will you be checking out Tesco Clothing for some fab A/W bargains?

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Tuesday, 9 September 2014

CONFESSIONS OF A BEAUTY THERAPIST: TIPS FOR WANNABE BEAUTICIANS


Hi lovelies! Today I'm doing a post that I've been requested to do quite a few times and that is about my job! Most of you will already know as I've mentioned it in several posts but I am a beauty therapist. I work within a salon and also am a freelance makeup artist. Since mentioning it, I've had a few people ask me about my job, what I do, how I got into it, how to get a job in the industry etc etc.

Let me start out by saying, my job is not a high profile beautician to the stars/ celeb makeup artist type job, but just a regular beauty therapy job in a town close to where I live. I do makeup on the side mostly for weddings, proms and parties as well as doing the odd bit of freelance beauty at home.  I've not been doing beauty for years and years, but I do feel as though I have enough experience to help out some of you if you're just starting out! So, for people that want to get into the industry, or perhaps are considering a job in beauty therapy, I thought it may be helpful to share a few tips with you guys about how to start out, choosing the right kind of work for you and getting yourself out there. Let's get into it!

Where do I start?
For me, I'd already been to college on an Art and Design course and didn't really want to go back to college for another two years, however if you're a school leaver, a college course is probably the best option for you, as it's free and you can do it at age 16 right from school. If like me though, you've already don't the school/ college bit and the thought of two more years of education doesn't bear thinking about, a private course like I did could be for you. Google NVQ courses in beauty therapy in your area, you're bound to find one close by. These can be expensive but for me it was completely worth it. My tutor was fantastic, the training was intensive and I had a lot of one on one time with the tutor. The best part was I was trained in a little over three months! It's hard work but if you want the qualification quickly, it's a fantastic way to go. 
Apprenticeships are another great way for young people, usually ages between 16 and 24 to get a qualification. These are fab as you can earn while you gain your NVQ, however if you're older and are used to a full time wage, this may not be the best option, as apprenticeship wages are quite low, I believe the minimum apprenticeship wage is something like £2.68 per hour. Again though, for a school leaver at aged 16, if you have no financial ties, this would be a great way for you to learn and gain experience in the industry. Beauty apprenticeships are hard to find though, so keep your eyes peeled for opportunities.

So I'm qualified, now what?
One of the most frustrating things once you've gained your qualification is not being able to find a job in the industry. While beauty work isn't too hard to find, like any job hunt, it can take a while. While you're searching, the best advice I can give is keep practicing. When you finally get that interview, you want to be sure you're going to nail it and at almost every beauty interview, you will have to do to trade test. This is so the company can ensure you know what you're doing and can carry out treatments effectively. Salon owners and managers will be aware you're a beginner and should be more than happy to help you with progression, but you want to ensure you know the basics and are as professional as possible from the outset, so keep practising and remember what you learned! 


I've learned the basics, what next?
Most good beauty schools offer additional courses on treatments that don't come under a basic NVQ level 2 or 3 and if you have the cash and the time, I'd definitely recommend doing some of these once you're confident in the basics of beauty therapy. For example, two treatments that are very popular in the salon I work in and with my freelance clients are gel nails (or shellac) and eyelash extensions. These as far as I'm aware, aren't included in most NVQ courses, at least they weren't in mine! However, the majority of salons offer these treatments and having them on your CV will give you something extra over other candidates for jobs you apply for. 

How do I find a job in Beauty Therapy?
Finding a job in the beginning is always difficult as you don't have experience and as annoying as it may be, experience is a huge bonus in this industry. Being good at what you do is hugely important, but that doesn't mean college leavers and the newly qualified are always bottom of the pile. Some salons like to hire girls that are newly qualified, as they can 'mould them' into exactly the type of therapist they want them to be. They may want you to do things a certain way, greet clients in a particular fashion or carry out treatments in their own style and sometimes more experienced therapists can be stuck in their ways. When being interviewed, it may be a good idea to say something like, 'while I am fairly new at this, I feel I have learned very quickly and grasped the skills I need to be professional and effective when carrying out treatments. I would like to work in this salon, as I feel it would be a great place for me to start out and further my skills.' Confidence is key, carrying out treatments on a new client or in an interview can be daunting, but remind yourself, you have done this before, you passed your beauty therapy course and you know what you're doing. 

What if I can't find work?
Sometimes finding job in beauty can be really tough. Maybe there are no jobs out there, or maybe there are but they want someone with a little more experience. It's frustrating but it happens. If you can, it's a good idea to try to get some work experience. Find salons in your area and get in touch (lots of salons will have a contact email or phone number on their website), let them know that you are a new starter and you're looking for work experience to get you started in the industry. If unpaid work isn't an option, you can just email asking if any salons have any positions and to consider you in future and attach your CV. Sometimes they won't have anything, but they will admire you for taking action and asking directly rather than waiting for jobs to pop up on job search sites. I actually got my first salon job by contacting the salon directly. They weren't advertising for positions, but I emailed around just simply asking if they had any jobs available and they came back to be saying they did and a couple of weeks later I was working there full time! The main thing is to not give up, if you're really struggling, perhaps consider setting up a beauty room at home, or a mobile beauty business to help you gain more experience and confidence in the industry. Don't forget if you're going to do this, you will need to register as self employed and sort out insurance but that's another post for another day! 

How do I know what job is right for me?
Take it from me, no two beauty jobs are the same. The great thing about beauty therapy is it's a very versatile career. It's a great qualification to have if you want to work for big name beauty brands on the counters, if you want to work in a salon, or perhaps if you fancy setting up at home or mobile and want to work hours that suit you (this is fab for mums!). The difficult part though, is finding what suits you. For me, I love working in a salon, I enjoy the atmosphere, I love that no two days are the same and I enjoy carrying out all different kinds of treatments meaning my day is varied and interesting. Others however will find they have a favourite and want to specialise, just working as a nail tech for example, or perhaps becoming a skincare specialist or masseuse. Perhaps you want to go freelance and work from home? The only way to find out is to test the water, sometimes the thing you expect to love just isn't for you. For example, I worked briefly on the on the counters at Nails inc in London and absolutely hated it! It sounded like a dream job when I started it but it just wasn't for me at all. I also had a go at being freelance full time, but found that I really didn't like working from home, as appealing as it sounds, the reality? Pretty dull. So don't be afraid to have a go at whatever comes your way and if you don't like it, that's fine,mouth can always find something else. The main thing to take into consideration is your lifestyle, for me working strange hours in London meant I had no time for a social life, or for my blog and those things are important to me. Working at home meant home started to feel like work, which I really didn't like. Working in a salon close to home with flexible hours suits me perfectly and despite working some long hours, means I have time to do the things I want too.

What are the best and worst things about being a beauty therapist?
Like any job, there are good things and bad things about being a beauty therapist. For example, if you're hoping for a super glam job where you just sit and make people look pretty all day, you may be disappointed. It's not that it's not a lovely, girly, glam job where you make people look pretty, it's just that that's not what it always is. Some days, you might spend your whole day painting nails, perfecting brows and spraying tans, but other days, you may spend your entire time waxing unmentionable parts of the body, doing a hardcore massage that makes you feel as though you've done an insanity workout and filing thick dead skin from the bottom of strangers feet, but that's kind of what I love about it, every day is completely different. I wouldn't really say these are the worst things though, the only thing I'd say could be considered a 'worse' part of the job is that, particularly if you're new, it may not always be busy. You may spend a lot of time during the first few months of your career standing around answering phones and making tea, but that's just how it goes! 

Any final tips?
Remember, beauty therapy is a customer facing role, so you'll need to be open, friendly and approachable. As much as the job is about carrying out treatments, you are also providing a service and your clients are taking time out of their day to spend money on whatever treatment you carry out, so you want to make their experience as relaxing and enjoyable as possible. If you have a closed off, distant personality, your client may feel uncomfortable and will perhaps go elsewhere in future. This industry relies heavily on client loyalty, so make your clients want to come back! You may be a little shy and nervous at first when you're just starting out, but try your best to make your client feel comfortable and relaxed around you and soon you'll feel the same. Most of all, if you're planning on starting out in beauty, have fun! It really is a lovely career to get into as it's so rewarding and so much fun. Like anything, it's nerve racking at first learning new things, but enjoy it, you're going to love it!

Let me know what you thought of this post, as I've never really done anything like this before. If you'd like me to do any other posts on this topic, or expand on any of the points I made here, definitely let me know in the comments as I'd be more than happy to do so.

Speak soon beauts!

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Monday, 8 September 2014

FOLLI FOLLIE LFW COMPETITION


Hi lovelies! I'm really excited to share this post with you all today as I think a lot of you will be interested in this fab competition by Folli Follie. You may know by now that Folli Follie are a brand that I absolutely adore, so when they asked if I'd share the amazing competition they have going on with my lovely blog followers, I just had to say yes!

You see, Folli Follie have just launched an amazing new pinterest competition called 'My London Fashion Week Style' and are challenging bloggers to create a pinterest board for the chance to £500 worth of Follie Folli items! (That's a lot of pretty things).

It's really simple, all you need to do to enter is create a pinterest board including your fave Folli Follie items and how you would style them, then tweet a link to your entry using the hashtag #FolliFollieLFW. It's that easy! The competition ends on 19/09/2014.

I've included a screen shot of my entry above, I'd love to see yours so let me know if you take part!
 This competition is open to everyone, for more information follow this link: http://www.follifollie.co.uk/blog/blogpost/?postID=129. 

Good luck and get pinning!

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