Friday, 24 June 2011

NOTD #2


I hate taking these photos, they always make my hands look so weird. I will never be a hand model haha!

Base Coat: Nails Inc 'A&E Treatment'
Colour: Barry M Nail Paint in 295
Top Coat: Nails Inc 'Kensington Caviar'


My GHD went on fire & My Straightener History

I've been straightening my hair since the age of ten, I'd say, since I have naturally curly hair. The first hair straightener I ever got was the original GHD when I was ten/eleven. I had it for ages and it was really good. Then last summer, when I was 13, my friend was at my house and she was using it. She then decided to leave it on the ground, she stood on it and snapped it in half. So obviously I couldn't use it anymore.

(I don't have it anymore so I don't have my own photo of it)

For Christmas 2008, when I was 12, I got another GHD. This one was bright hot pink. I didn't really use it much because I had my other one. But after the other one broke, I started using it.
If you follow me on twitter or just know me in person you may already know this story. On Wednesday last, which was the last day of the Junior Cert for me, I woke up and the first thing I did was straighten my hair because I was late. I was still half asleep and I was about half way through doing my hair. All of a sudden there were like sparks and flames coming out of the straightener only for like 20 seconds and then it stopped itself. It took me like literally a minute to realise what had just happened. I looked at the straightener and it was fine, like it didn't have any burn marks or anything. It was just switched off and I couldn't switch it back on. Most people would be concerned about the fact that they're out like €300 and how they could have just been set on fire. I was just upset that I had to go to school with my hair half done.


The hair straightener that went on fire

So now I'm stuck with this Corioliss one. It's red leopard print. I have no idea how much it is or where to get it 'cause my mom got it for me. One thing I hate about it is that it doesn't turn off itself. Like with GHD's if you leave it on by accident it switches off itself after a while. Lets just hope I don't set the house on fire.



Haul - H&M, Zara, Topshop, A|Wear, Boots

Zara // €14.95

Zara // €4.95

Zara // €4.95

Zara // €16.95

H&M // €6.95

A|Wear // €8.00

Topshop // €12.50

Topshop // €27.00

H&M // €2.95 each

A|Wear


No.7 bag with mini products from Boots - free
Products: (Left to right)
High Shine Lip gloss in Whisper 
Protect & Perfect Intense Beauty Serum
Exception Definition Mascara in Black
Stay Perfect eyeshadow in Truffle
Cleanse & Care eye makeup remover
Protect & Perfect Intense Day Cream
Radiance Revealed Exfoliator

Sunday, 19 June 2011

NOTD #1



The quality of the photos came out kind of bad once I put them up. Have no idea why!

Base: Nails Inc 'A&E Treatment'
Colour: Nails Inc 'In Style Candy'
Topcoat: Nails Inc 'Albert Bridge'

I mainly use Nails Inc, as you can see, but I'm trying to use different brands lately. If you know any good ones please tell me! :)

Evolution of Hairstyles

First proper post!
1920's
During the 1920's women were trying to show that they're just as equal to men. The hair was short, bobbed and waved styles, signifying the new independent, free-spirited, free-woman ethos of the day. Women often based their styles on those featured in cinema and theater at that time.



1940's
Women continued to follow the styles of the stars of that time but the hair was more feminine. It usually had long soft curls. Many women, however, had neater hair as they were working in factories while their husbands were away fighting in the war.


1950's
With the war over, glamour became more popular. This 'glamour hair' trend was set off by Hollywood starlet's such as Marilyn Monroe. This style is still very popular today and is known as the 'pin-up hairstyle'.


1960's
Women were again moving back into the workplace and needed more suitable hair. Many women had backcombed hair or 'the beehive' and had a long fringe. The pixie cut was also very popular at the time.


1970's
Very long hair was worn by both men and women. One of the most popular looks at this time was the 'feathered look' or 'Farrah hair' which was made popular by Charlie's Angel star Farrah Fawcett. The use of products were limited as the aim was to have 'natural' looking hair.


1980's
The 80's were a time when both men and women showed off brighter and more unique hairstyles. With pop icons such as Madonna, Boy George and Cindy Lauper, it's no surprise that fans worldwide set trends inspired by them. Many people had one side shaved and the other long, teased into a high poof or just thrown into a side ponytail.


1990's
Styles were constantly changing and almost anything was acceptable. Hairstyles were inspired a lot by Rachel from Friends (Jennifer Aniston) and Meg Ryan. Many people during this time went blond.