Summer Holiday Outfits 2017

I recently returned from a relaxing week in sunny Greece and got to wear some lovely outfits so thought I’d share some of them with you.

Dress from River Island

Sandals from Newlook

Bag from a boutique in Barcelona

Bracelet from Primark

Ring from Pandora

Necklace from H&M

Skirt and necklace from H&M

Top from Mango

Sandals from Newlook

Anklet was a gift

Rings from Pandora

Bag from a market in Greece

Bracelets from Warren James and Primark

Dress from Tkmaxx

Sandals from Newlook

Bag from a market in Greece

Anklet and bracelet were gifts

Rings from Pandora

Skirt and top from Primark

Sandals from Newlook

Bag from Barcelona

Necklace from H&M

Anklet and bracelet were gifts

What is your favourite outfit this summer? Are you going on holiday anywhere?

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Winter Fashion Favourites

All of the styles I love this winter!

Camel Coat

I absolutely love this coat from Topshop but it never seems to be available in my size!

It retails for around £65

Knee length boots

These suede boots from River Island would look great with dresses and skirts!

They retail at £100 but there are a lot of cheaper alternatives available.

Lace Up Heels

These shoes are perfect for any parties throughout the festive season!

These particular ones from H&M retail at £29.99

Embellished Beanies

I love wearing hats like this!

The one I have (similar to the black one above) was from Primark for £4!

Jumper Dresses

Jumper dresses and woolly tights are perfect on cold winter days! So cosy and chic.

What are your winter fashion favourites?

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Holiday Party Outfits 2014

With holiday festivities right around the corner I thought I would share with you my three favourite outfits this party season, Hopefully you can get some inspiration from them and prevent last minute panicking! All of the pieces have been bought fairly recently so should still be available.

Outfit #1

This velvet dress is a great option for the holiday season.

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Dress from Boohoo (http://www.boohoo.com/restofworld/invt/azz38135), necklace, bag, shoes and  tights from Primark.

Outfit #2

This black sequin detail dress is perfect for new years eve or any Christmas parties you have coming up.

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Dress from Warehouse (http://www.warehouse.co.uk///warehouse/fcp-product/4563083777), everything else from Primark.

Outfit #3

This sequin top looks great with these leather pants and is perfect for any holiday occasion.

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Top and necklace from Primark, Boots from USC and pants from H&M (http://www.hm.com/gb/product/11908?article=11908-A)

What are your favourite holiday party pieces?

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Haircare Routine For Long Hair

I’ve finally found the perfect hair routine to suit my long, straight oily yet dry hair so i thought i would share it with you all.

Shampoo and conditioner

Lets start off with the basics; shampoo and conditioner.

I like to change up my shampoo and conditioner a lot; this is not only because I’ve heard your hair can get used to them and they wont work as well, but because I just love trying out new products. The ones i am using (and loving) at the moment are the Tresemme moisture rich shampoo and conditioner. These smell lovely and leave my hair feeling really clean and soft, and they’re a good price too at £3.59 for a 500ml bottle at Boots.

Once a week i also like to use my Lush solid shampoo bar in ‘new’ which i have a review of here (http://youniquechic.com/2012/02/review-lush-new-solid-shampoo-bar/) to give my hair a deep clean and remove any build up.

Deep treatments

I try to do my Tresemme Keratin Smooth hair mask once or twice a week to give my hair a deep condition. This treatment leaves your hair feeling gorgeously soft and healthy and is extremely convenient as it can be left on for a few minutes in the shower after shampooing then rinsed out.

If my hair is really feeling awful and just needs a really deep moisturise i like to slather coconut oil all over it and leave it in for an hour or so to sink in then wash it out. This also gives amazing results but takes a lot longer than the Tresemme option so i only do it if i have time to spare.

Styling

I don’t really use styling products regularly, and haven’t found my holy grail heat protectant product yet so i have nothing to reccomend on that front. However, after shampooing i really like to use the Tresemme split remedy leave in conditioner to help smooth my ends and help me to comb through my knotty hair.

Brushes

I recently purchased a tangle teezer brush and have absolutely no idea how i lived without one for so long! It brushes tangles out of my hair extremely gently and doesn’t pull out any unnecessary hairs. It can also be used in the shower and is the perfect size for carrying around in my bag, all around amazing brush i couldn’t reccomend it enough!

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Review: Lush ‘New’ Solid Shampoo bar

 I’ve never really been a big fan of Lush, it’s quite expensive and I could never justify buying any of their products when I knew I could find cheaper ones elsewhere. However, a few weeks ago I purchased the ‘New’ solid shampoo bar. I have to admit I was slightly sceptical to use it due to the mix of both good and bad reviews, but after hearing about how it gives your hair shine whilst stimulating hair growth, I decided to give it a go.

It works perfectly, it definitely makes my hair really clean and shiny, though I’m not sure about the growth as I have only been using it for a few weeks. I thought the shampoo was going to really awkward to use and would not spread throughout my hair easily, but it foams brilliantly after using a tiny amount. I would really recommend  buying the tin you can get for £2.50 too as it will make it last a lot longer. You should also wait until the soap is completely dry before putting it into the tin. I dry mine by standing it on its side, but it dries pretty quickly so don’t let that put you off.

The soap also claims to minimise the amount of hair loss, this is 100% true. After using it for a few times I’m having at least half of the hair loss I had before I began using it, so I would really recommend this to you if your noticing a lot of hair in your brush after styling your hair. Although the bar smells quite strong, I can assure you that the smell does not linger in your hair after you rinse, it just smells clean and fresh.

The only flaw I have noticed is that it can be quite drying if it is over used, however this can be prevented by using a good conditioner and a hair mask once or twice a week. You could use a hair mask such as Herbal Essences beautiful ends split end protection intensive mask.

I would really recommend this product to anyone who is looking for a new shampoo, it is really worth the £5.00 as it lasts much longer than most bottled shampoos.

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