Fashion essentials for festival season:



















Would you rather? TAG


1.Would you rather go out with messy hair and nice make-up or Nice hair and no make-up?

Messy hair and nice makeup! 

2.Would you rather shave your eyebrows or have your eyelashes fall out?

Shave my eyebrows haha

3.Would you rather be forced to shop at only MAC or Sephora for the rest of your life?


4.Would you rather wear lipgloss/lipliner look or 80’s perm?

Lippy all the way 

5.Would you rather leave the house with an obvious foundation line or overdone blush?

Umm overdone blush?

6.Would you rather wear MC Hammer pants or biker shorts in public?  

Biker shorts aha good old tighties 

7.Would you rather have a bad orange-y spray tan or really weird tan lines that can’t be covered?

Well i always have weird tan lines anyway, so i guess il just stick with that 🙂

8.Would you rather have a bad haircut or bad hair color?

Bad haircut, just tie it up!!

9.Would you rather have youtube or twitter taken away forever?

Twitter, not that fussed about it!

10. Would you rather give up using makeup brushes or mascara?

Mascara, got fake eyelashes to cover that one!


always choose what makes you happy

lots of love x

Hair competition 2015

As some of you may know I am training to become a hairdresser, every year my salon ‘Melanie Giles Hairdressing’ puts on an apprentice competition which allows all 18 apprentices to show off their talents and inspirations in the hairdressing industry. 

(My blog for the Melanie Giles website)

This is the second year I have taken part in the competition and after successfully wining the first category last year I felt I had a lot of pressure on me this year! 

This time round I was placed in the second year category which is judged on cut and colour. 

I wanted to try something really different than usual to make myself stand out, the colour grey is so on trend at the moment and it is extremely hard to create. So therefore I gave myself the challenge.. Which became very stressful. 

For the colour I scalp bleached my models hair, then toned it step by step with my grey mixture, and removed when it was the desired colour. 

For the cut I created a blunt one length cut, with a transient length (layer), a slight forward graduation and then cut in a undercut.

  Finally I styled the hair as an afro, by taking sections of the hair wrapping it around a pin tail comb and heating with the straighteners. (This took a very long time) It was extremely repetitive!! 

The makeup I decided to do on my model was very pale skin with dark eyes, a dark purple lip and contoured with a dark colour. 

This year the competition was extremely tough as everyone did so well! 

  However I was so shocked when I was announced as the overall winner! This was a huge achievement for me and I was presented with my award from the amazing Errol Douglas. 

My prize is to attend a 2 day course at the Aveda Academy in London! ( so excited!!!!)  

Massive thank you to everyone at Melanie Giles and Lucy my stunning model!  

my room tour

room tour time.

Over the past few years i have spent a ridiculous amount on my room trying to get it the way i want it.

However i think I’m now ready to say I’m happy with it 😉

So! I thought i would give you guys a cheeky look around! il try my best to remember where i bought everything from 🙂


Desk/dressing table, bedside table and wardrobe all from Oak furniture clearance

Wallpaper- Laura Ashley

Vase- Wilkinson’s

Frame- Paprika

Candle- Wilkinson’s

Love- Store 21 (i LOVE store21 for home stuff!!)

Candle- Wilkinson’s

Heart Bowl- Wilkinson’s

Frame- Paprika

Clock- Paprika

Artificial flowers- Ebay

Bird- Paprika.. i do believe..

Mannequin- Ebay

Hanging hearts- Paprkia

I have so many of these in my room!!

Lipstick Holder- Ebay

Brush Holder- Ebay

Necklace hanger- Paprika

Frame- Store21

lovely people in the frame- not for sale.

Stone heart- Wilkinson’s

Pink Heart- Paprkia

Heart Lights- Primark

Owl cushion- Cargo

Lights- Next

Duvet set- Primark

Heart cushion- Primark

Love cushion- Paprika

Amour cushion- Next

Hanging love- Paprika

Bed- Argos


Light Curtain- Next

Mirrors- Wilkinson’s


Quick and easy hairstyles

Hey guys!

Today i thought i would share with you a few quick and easy hairstyles!

These literally take minutes to do, great for bad hair days or when you’re running late (like me everyday)…

hope you enjoyyyyy




1. Are you named after anyone? Nope! My middle name is my nannies though 🙂

2. When was the last time you cried? oh dear aha.. Yesterday, emotional wreck at the moment!

3. Do you have kids? No!

4. If you were another person, would be be friends with yourself? I would hope so 🙂 

5. Do you use sarcasm a lot? yes.. and i need to learn to control it with people who don’t know me!

6. Will you ever bungee-jump? I’m going to say no.. because the thought of it makes me feel ill.. yet i want to experience a lot in life, so if it came to doing it i probably would! 

7. Whats your favourite cereal? does granola and yogurt count?.. if not its got to be coco pops 🙂

8. What is the first thing you notice about people? without sounding cheesy.. their smile, and the way they talk to you. i like people who have a lot of respect for the people around them! 

9. What is your eye colour? blueeeeee

10. Scary movies or happy endings? always been a scary movie fan! 

11. Favourite smells? Petrol, Giorgio Armani Si, bonfires and fresh sheets

12. Summer or Winter? Summer all day long! can’t stand the cold 

13. Computer or television? Computer, nothing decent on the TV anymore, and if there is you can watch it on your computer. 

14. Whats the furthest you’ve ever been from home? Africa.. or Turkey is that further away? 

15. Do you have any special talents? Dance

16. Where were you born? Bath, UK. 

17. What are your hobbies? blogging, dancing, singing, makeup, running/fitness, baking! 

18. Do you have any pets? Yes! My Princess Poppy 

19. Favourite movie? anything Disney… All The Fast and Furious’ and Jurassic Park’s. 

20. Do you have any siblings? Yes a brother! 

21. What do you want to do in the future? hairdressing, MUA.. and to travel the world 🙂

I tag anyone who wants to get involved! leave your links below so i can see your answers!


Get Ready With Me- Everyday Look



Hi guys! Today i thought i would try something a little different and do a ‘Get ready with me’ in a video. 

Its much easier for you to see my routine rather than photographing it all!

Hope you enjoy..

ps.. ignore how odd i am.


Drugstore Lipsticks

GOSH Velvet Touch Lipstick Twilight -£6.99

Rimmel Kate Matte Lipstick Vibrant Coral 110- £5.49

Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick Velvet Beige- £6.99

Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick Pink Blush 6- £4.99

Maybelline ColorSensational Lipstick Pink Punch- £6.99

GOSH Velvet Touch Lipstick Mandarina-£6.99

Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids Shocking Coral- £6.99

Today i have chosen 7 of my favourite drugstore lipsticks. All of them look completely different on and this works well to co-ordinate with outfits, eye makeup and just how you are generally feeling!

‘Twilight’ by GOSH is a lot darker than the rest and you have to be quite daring to wear it. This colour is extremely dark purple and would suit a natural eye makeup.

The most common lipstick i wear is the ‘Pink Blush’ by Rimmel. This colour suits my skin tone and will match any makeup you create as it isn’t too dark.

‘Mandarina’ by GOSH looks amazing when you have a tan, this lipstick has an orange undertone which really suits any brown eyeshadow tones.

‘Vibrant coral’ by Kate Moss is very vibrant red, its not your typical red tone but i wouldn’t personally call it coral as i have other lipsticks which are much closer to the coral tone.

‘Velvet beige’… i call this my velvet teddy- MAC as in my opinion they are quite similar! I’ve been trying to get my hands on velvet teddy for a long time, however this lipstick has been a very good replacement!

‘Pink punch’! this is a purply pink tone and its the second darkest out of my chosen colours. Once again i would apply this lipstick when they eyes are looking more natural!

Finally ‘shocking coral’- the brightest lipstick going! Amazing colour for the summer time as it is very vibrant and goes with pretty much any makeup look 🙂