The Blonde Hair Products Guide

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Not too long ago I started on a hair journey towards blonde that has culminated in my latest visit to Gro. Thanks to Serafina, I’ve got a pretty fantastic mop of strawberry blonde on top of my noggin’ right now and I want to make sure it doesn’t fade or alter in the coming weeks.

I’ve been testing out a shower full of hair products in the search for a ‘Blonde Hair Holy Grail’ and the following two lines deserve golden cups of their own:

Nexxus Oil Infinite
Nexxus used to be one of my most loved American brands and I was beyond excited to see them launch ‘Oil Infinite‘ (an oil-infusing system) in the UK. What makes these products extra special is the formulka; concentrated, 100% pure Elastin Protein and natural Babassu & Marula oils. Each product in the system (of which there is a shampoo, conditioner, masque and oil) contains them, therefore turning even the most dry and damaged hair into a bed of silky strands.

If you’ve gone a bit too blonde too fast, this would be an ideal product line to whip your head back into shape.

Tigi S Factor
I have been trialling the Diamond Dreams shampoo and conditioner with weekly use of the Serious Conditioner and have been blown away by the results. Because my hair hasn’t suffered too much damage while going blonde (it has been a seven month process), I wanted a lighter alternative to the Oil Infinite that would still keep my hair healthy.

Diamond Dreams – which contains champagne extract, diamond dust, cashmere and crushed pearls – seemed a safe bet.

It’s rich hair in a bottle. While creating a multi-dimensional shimmer, the duo maintains conditioned colour, offers UV protection, controls frizz, adds strength & shine, and detangles. Without sulphates.

If that wasn’t enough, the Serious Conditioner (which smells like a minty strawberry souffle) acts as a fabric conditioner for hair. Using amino acids and hydrolyzed silk protein to smooth and strengthen hair follicles, all it takes is a five minute soak for ultimate softness.

Both lines won’t be leaving my shower for quite some time.

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A Free Holiday to Amsterdam?!


It isn’t often that I will post a viral video (I am perpetually late to the game), but I have to make an exception for the video above because it has ramped up my wanderlust like never before.

To celebrate King’s Day in Holland, KLM decided to partner up with Heineken and surprise 10 lucky people with a jet-setting Orange Experience.

How would you react if a stranger told you to grab your best friend and go to the airport for a free holiday?

Now that I’ve watched this, I’m much more comfortable (a little less dubious Londoner) with the idea! The two Dutch brands chose to visit Shanghai, Cape Town, Rio, Los Angeles and Oslo in search of five Heineken-drinking individuals to flyย off to Amsterdam for VIP access to the biggest event in Holland. All they had to do was accept the offer of an ‘Orange Experience’ with their Heineken.

It obviously pays to be a Yes Man.

Anyone else now desperate for a trip to Amsterdam?

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What I Wore – Chemise

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When I get dressed each morning, ‘sexy’ is not on the agenda. Power clashing? Oversized accessories? Yes. Sexy? No. My personal style is primarily, well, man-repelling.

Then I get days like these. Days when a chemise arrives at my doorstep and I convince myself it is a good idea to wear it as a dress.

Underwear as outerwear is a tricky trend to navigate but I find a kitten heel and childish accessory (in this case, my beloved popcorn purse) provides the essential non-sexy balance. After all, things this beautiful are made to be seen.

What I Wore:
Lana silk chemise from Figleaves
Popcorn bag from Kate Spade
Rockstud heels from Valentino (similar here)

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popcorn handbag

Lyst-Making

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I’ve got one for you, fellow inspiration gatherers!

Over the past year or so, I have found it increasingly difficult to shop online. It’s not that I am not finding what I’m looking for, I simply have no idea what I’m looking for. With my daily life so entwined with fashion and stylish women, my internal running wish lists are a recipe for sartorial chaos.

When I partnered up with Lyst, I realised a better listing system was the answer.

Essentially, Lyst is a shoppable list-making platform filled with every item from every online retailer you could possibly wan to shop from. Powered by preferences you identify when you sign up, the homepage gives you a to-the-minute inventory update across a multitude of retailers, though you can search for very specific items and designers, as well.

My personal Lysts are filled with statement skirts (obviously) and a very girly Summer wishlist of gradual finds which has made it very clear to me I have an obsession with abundant straps.

Do you use anything in particular to track your wish lists? If not, have a play and report back!

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A Weekend on Regent Street

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There is a strange ritual many Londoners adopt wherein Bank Holidays become an excuse to leave the city.

My thoughts? That’s just more city space for me!

Rather than fleeing, I invited one of my best lady friends – Jen – down from Leeds to spend the weekend exploring Regent Street with me.

Read on for an intimate introduction to The Langham, Aubaine, The ICE Bar, Momo, Crazy Coqs at Brasserie Zedel, tibits, Margaret Dabbs at Liberty, Ristorante Frescobaldi, and more. This is ‘a day in the life’ times two, dear readers: image-heavy is an understatement.

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