25.5.15

Big Weekend ✌

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Jacket | H&M
Playsuit | Primark
Bum Bag | Primark
Sunglasses | Stella McCartney
Boots | Topshop

We were lucky enough to grab Saturday tickets for Big Weekend in Norwich this year. (Thanks to Matt for hitting refresh a zillion times). I've been excited for weeks. I've not been to a festival since I was about 18... #oldfeels. I was mega indecisive about what to wear... so panic bought a playsuit and bumbag on Friday in Primark after hearing the sun was meant to be making an appearance.

When Friday came round we started the day off in the best way. Large Spoons breakie each with a pitcher of 'Stawberry Daiquiri' for me (basically lemonade with a bit of rum, let's face it), and a pint for him. Daily calories consumed, we headed down to Earlham Park. It was flipping cold, but by the time we got into the park the sun popped out - weeee!

We watched all kinds of performers - from 5SOS to Snoop and David Guetta (wahey!) and had an awesome time whilst drinking pints of cider in the sun (I think it was Carling cider, and it was actually pretty vile...!). What topped it all off was an incredible hog roast, which I scoffed.. hence no picture!

I know it's been an absolute age since I've posted! So I will have to do a bit of an update post soon, as lots of things have changed over the past couple of months (job, erm... trying prawns for the first time...? I'm struggling to live up to that 'lots of things' now eeek..). Anyhow, I'll be back soon! x



28.2.15

Babyliss Boutique Straightners

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Everyone needs a good set of straighteners. Let's face it... I'm not sure about you, but when I get up in the mornings my hair requires a bit of taming! So when I was sent these Babyliss Boutique straighteners to review I was really excited. I already ditched my trusty GHDs for a set of £30 Babyliss straighteners a couple of years ago. So, needless to say, I'm no longer a straightener-snob. I was intrigued to see what Babyliss had come up with for the potential GHD buyer...

Black with gold coloured buttons, ceramic plates and detail, they look the part. They come with a storage bag and heat mat, which is really handy and a nice touch. With 12 temperature controls, it's really easy to make them work for your hair type. They heat up quickly too.

When it came to straightening my hair, these did a perfect job. My hair stayed straight all day and it was easy to create a naturally straight look, rather than a poker-straight, volumeless head of hair. I'll admit, they don't glide quite like some of the premium brand straighteners, but they don't snag at all.

My only gripe with these was that curling or waving my hair wasn't as easy as I'd expected. They didn't glide through my hair well at all when I tried to do this - I'd never had an issue with my £30 Babyliss straighteners, so this was a bit of a surprise. However, they do what they say on the tin - they straighten! I guess I just expected the versatility with these Boutique straighteners that I have with my bog standard ones.

So as my hair is relatively easy to tame with a quick swipe of the straighteners, I didn't see a massive benefit to these over my current Babyliss straighteners. Fair play to the Boutique straighteners though - they're sleeker looking and have precise temperature control, which is fab for preventing damage. I do think that they could be good for very frizzy or thick hair though.