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Autumn Hair Styles with ghd & LauraJaneStyle

Posted on October 4, 2014

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Hi Guys!

Well autumn is most definitely upon us, and apart from the excitement of new makeup shades hitting the shelves, what about trying some new hair styles too!? I invited Laura from LauraJaneStyle over to mine for some girly time – I was desperate for some hair inspiration and thought we could have a little photo sesh while we were playing hairdressers! Firstly we used the ghd V Coral Professional Styler to straighten – this styler is officially the prettiest electrical hair product I’ve ever seen! I have the Coral version (which has £10 going to Breakthrough Breast Cancer charity) which is from the new Bird of Paradise Limited Edition collection.

The Coral Professional styler is a lovely pink colour fading into orange and comes with a coordinating ombre heat resistant mat. Here’s a bit more info about it –

  • It has advanced ceramic heat technology for enhanced shine and versatile style.
  • Smooth, contoured, floating plates with a gloss finish for salon shine and snag-free styling
  • Sleep mode: switches off if not used for 30 minutes
  • Universal voltage for consistent performance when travelling
  • Round barrel to create perfect curls and waves
  • Professional-length 2.7m power cable

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I put in my amazing Hairtrade extensions and then straightened my hair. I can’t believe how fast the styler heated up, I’ve never used ghd products before so I was like WOW! My hair is also really fine so I find it quite difficult to style by myself but luckily I had my personal hairdresser to hand (Laura) who helped me create some pretty autumn looks 🙂

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Firstly we have the ‘half up half down’ messy look. Here’s how it’s done –

Lightly tease the top of your hair, loosely gather the sides and bring to the back, push up slightly on your crown to create some volume before pinning with grips. For a more messy approach pull slightly on both the sides and top to create some fall out.

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And next the messy bun –

Split your hair into three sections, starting with the middle tie into a pony tail and plait. Twirl round the base of the pony tail to form a small bun. Plait both sides and loosely twirl around middle bun, pinning sections as you go. Remember mess is the key, so don’t waste time perfecting it, just grab, twirl pin and go!

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I love both of these looks so much, and when my other half came home he told me I looked pretty, aww! I couldn’t have done this post without the help of my amazing chum Laura, I’ve added one of the pics of Laura’s hair above, but please check out her own post for more pics and info. She’s also coming up to her blog’s first anniversary, which will be celebrated with a giveaway, so make sure you give her a follow so you don’t miss out!

I hope you enjoyed my post! I’d love to hear if you have any hair style ideas for autumn? xxx

This post contains a sample provided for review

Hairtrade Clip In Extensions | Review

Posted on October 2, 2014

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Hi Guys!

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to be offered a set of gorgeous hair extensions to try out from Hairtrade at Etailpr. There were loads to choose from but rather than going for something wacky such as dip-dye (I was tempted!) I went for the I&K Straight Hair Extensions in Dark Ash Brown, which just happened to be the perfect match for my hair colour!

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The extensions come in a set of 12 pieces, with one 8″ wide with 3 clips, one 7″ wide with 3 clips, one 6″ wide with 3 clips, six 1.5″ wide pieces with single clips, and two test pieces, in case you want to try out dyeing them. All the extensions have small brown hair clips which blend in really well and are virtually unnoticeable. The hair though, it really is so amazingly soft, I was completely surprised! It’s super silky smooth, and of such a high quality. Considering the set is worth £39.99 – and I know how much a real hair wig costs – these extensions are fantastic value for money! The hair is grade AAA human hair, meaning it can be straightened or dyed, and the 14″ set which I have weighs in at 110g.

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You can see the colour of the extensions blends in seamlessly with my own hair. I only ended up using three of the three clip pieces and four of the single clip pieces in the end, so if you have thick hair there will easily be enough in this set to cover your whole head.

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And there we have it, I can’t think of any criticism whatsoever for these extensions, I’d highly recommend you go to Hairtrade if you’re looking for some. If you’re not sure of the shade you want you can also order samples for only £1 to make sure you get you get the colour match spot on.

I hope you enjoyed my review! I’d love to hear if you wear extensions and which brand you would recommend?

This post contains a sample provided for review