Tuesday, 28 December 2010

My go at Hime Gyaru Make-up!

I'm in love with Hime Gyaru!
I got my circle lenses In the post a while back so I thought I'd have a try for myself!


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What do you think?


X Hayley X


:: OUTFIT HAUL!!!! ::

Now Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without hitting the shops on Boxing Day to indulge in the glory of the sales!!!

By now, I'm sure you are aware that I love me a bargain! ;)

On Boxing Day, I went to a shop I normally don't go to..... Outfit. Now for those of you who are not familiar with Outfit, it's basically a shop with shops inside. Kinda like a department store but It's a lot smaller and only has certain brands. These brands being: Topshop, Topman, Warehouse, Miss Selfridge, Wallis and Dorathy Perkins.

Check out these AMAZING deals I got!!!!

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This Topshop slouch jumper was £38 reduced to £18! This is perfect with a Tu-tu style skirt and I just love the slash effect at the back(shown above), it's so comfy as well! (We have a little intruder in the top right lol)


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This Miss Selfridge cardigan is super Kawaii!!!! I just love it! Was £38, I got it for £20!!!


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This Topshop cardigan was £35, I got it for £18! What a bargain! I love the beautiful rose detail!


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This Topshop sheer blouse Is sooo vintage it hurts!I absolutely love the lace detail and the price was EVEN better! £38 normally but I got it for £18!!!


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Now it wouldn't be a typical 'me' haul without some funky tights! I love the nautical tattoo effect! At only £4 it would have been rude not to buy them he he.
Keeping with the nautical theme, I got this corsage(£7).... I don't know If you remember the sailor-esk play-suit I bought from Primark but I think this will look rocking with that!!!

Did you guys have fun at the sales???


X Hayley X




A very KITTY Christmas to all!!!

Hey guys!
I had the BEST Christmas EVER this year!
It was the first time we had it at the flat rather than visiting other people. I have to say I was a bit scared cooking for the three of us(not to mention my sister is a strict vegetarian) but after a wee glass of bubbly (or 5 hehe!)I managed to chill out and just got on with it.....the dinner went down a treat! I was soooo chuffed!

All the presents I got were fantastic! (apart from the HUGE amount of chocolate I got from my mum, I've been trying to tell her for years that I hate the stuff but she never listens lol)

Check out the amount of Hello Kitty stuff I got!!!!


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I got that sweet, pink Hello Kitty bag from my little sister, the Hello Kitty hot water bottle and make-up bag from my friend Susan and the mirror and plasters for my secret Santa at work!
I also got some more Hello Kitty from my pal Aeigh but I forgot to take it home with me.(Nothing to do with the bottles of vino we consumed hehe!)
How lucky am I????

Hope you guys had as good a Crimbo as I did!!


X Hayley X


Merry Xmas to you all! ;)

Hey guys! I hope you all had a fab Xmas!!!
I know I haven't posted in awhile but due to the Xmas run up I've been mega busy.
I hope Santa was good to you all, I know he was to me. Hehe.
I'll posting up some hauls etc shortly for you guys :)


X Hayley X

Friday, 17 December 2010

:: Primark Haul!! ::

In these hard financial times, what's the modern fashionista to do??
As much as I love spending the cash I have to say my purse isn't happy!
Thank God for Primark! I took a wee trip today on my lunch break and here's what I went away with......


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This cute nautical playsuit was a steal at only £11!!!!


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This sheer beige blouse was only £8! I could see this tucked into high-waisted shorts, pearls and brooches for a vintage feel!


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These grey floral tights are my fave buy of the day.....only 2 quid!!!

The beauty of Primark for me is (being so cheap) you can allow more money for really wacky, exciting accessories. I have some fab 6% Dokidoki and kawaiigoods.com items that would work fantastically with these pieces!!!

X Hayley X


:: Crazy Colour Update::

Here's the outcome of the Crazy Colour (Capri Blue) after a few washes......


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As you can see it's faded out quite a bit and I've only washed it 3 times.
Now I have to admit I actually prefer it now that it's more of a pastel blue and the fade could be due to the fact that my hair is heavily bleached.
It is very easy to apply yourself at home and I have to say that it still had a very even result (even when it started to fade).
I do like this product but once I have reviewed more I can give a better comparison for you guys.

x Hayley x


Wednesday, 15 December 2010

:: Crazy Colour ::

How many of you out there get bored with your hair?
Ever felt like going crazy with it?

I LOVE mad hair colours and (like so many times) I get bored with my hair..... tonight was one of those nights! ;)
With so many different brands out there it's difficult to choose which to buy, this has led my to the conclusion that what you guys might appreciate are a few reviews..... I'm going to start with Crazy Colours tonight!
This is my hair at the moment.......



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I'm not going to go too wild and do the whole of my head, so I've just sectioned off a small panel at the front under my fringe. I'm going to use Capri Blue.


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The instructions are clear enough on the bottle. You just apply to dry, clean hair and leave for 10-15 mins.(I left mine for 20mins just to make sure it had maximum grip on my hair)
I'd recommend using gloves if possible as it my stain!
My hair is currently bleach blonde, if you have darker hair and want as close a colour as you can to the actual colour, it's best to pre-lighten it.
Please DO NOT pre-lighten it yourself!!! Bleach is an unpredictable product as can easily damage your hair beyond repair, I'd advise going to a hairdresser. (Trust me I've had clients who have done this and the only way to fix it is to cut a lot of it off!!)

Here's how the colour turned out! (Sorry about the picture quality, I'll be getting my camera back tomorrow so I'll post another tomorrow.This was taken on my webcam )


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The instructions don't say how long the colour will last. I was my hair everyday so I'll see how long and let you guys know.
If you'd like to know more about Crazy Colours and/or want to buy, they are around £4 per bottle. You can order online at their website: www.renbow.co.uk

X Hayley X



Tuesday, 14 December 2010

:: RTBU Shoe Review ::

Hey guys!
You may have remembered I had  an earlier post regarding my shoe order from eBay shop Refuse To Be Usual... They have arrived!


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They arrived securely packaged and in fantastic condition!
Now personally I'm a 'flats' girl and am on my feet all day(being a hairdresser) so comfort is a MAJOR factor for me.
I have to say I was pleasantly surprised at how comfortable these shoes are!! Not to mention the beautiful pearl strap, bows on the back and lovely heart with gold flower detail!
They have discreet push buttons underneath for easy on/off and adjustable straps!


I also have to mention how brilliant Nicky was to deal with as a seller!


To check out R.T.B.U click HERE!!! 




X Hayley X



Monday, 13 December 2010

:: Web pages worth a look!!! ::

Here is a list of websites I LOVE!!!
Please check them out and If you have a website you think I should check out please leave me a message in my :: Contact Me!:: page.

Jodie Mann Photography : The most fantastic photographer/make-up artist I've ever had the pleasure of working with!

sassyNpunk Boutique  : Fabulous hand-crafted kawaii accessories, a must for any girl who wants to stand out from the crowd!

Hairworks 2 : Facebook page for the salon that a share with the amazing Steven Dell and awesome barber David Fisher, please check out our work.


I will be adding more links so watch this space!!!

X Hayley X


:: Blog TLC ::

Hey guys!
I've been working away on my blog for most of the day adding some new pages and giving it a general overhaul!
Please check out my new :: Hair work:: page and let me know your thoughts, I love hearing from you guys! :)
You may also notice that I know have a new ::Contact Me!:: page too.
If you have any questions, comments or would like to chat about me reviewing some products for you feel free to drop me a wee message there and I'll get back to you as soon as I can!

X Hayley X


:: AWESOME GOTHIC LOLITA ::

Hey guys!
I thought I'd share this super Gothic Lolita make-up tutorial from the amazing Michelle Phan!
I'd like to give www.paintingtherosespink.blogspot.com a big thank you for making me aware of this video!
Enjoy guys!





X Hayley X


It's been a while! ;)

It's been a few days sinced I've blogged, don't fear, I've not forgotten about the reviews I'm currently working on however we had our staff do on Saturday night and I seem to have misplaced my camera! EEK!

In the meantime, I thought I'd share my latest purchase with you all!

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How cute is this hell bunny dress??!!!
I found it on ebay for like £9, what a bargain! I think it will look awesome with a neon pink petticoat underneath!What you guys think?


X Hayley X



Monday, 6 December 2010

Restyle!

Hey guys!
I thought I'd share another hair transformation that I did.
Now as a hairdresser, I really shouldn't be divulging this as most stylists want you back in their salon every 6 weeks for colour. ;)
This particular colour technique is great If you want to spruce up your current hair colour without so many trips back for maintenance.
Here's Fiona before we started.......


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And Fiona after.....


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What I did here was bleached up a panel underneath and then used Fudge Cherry Bomb.
The reason this colour is cheaper to maintain is mostly to do with the placement of the panel. As long as its not too close to the hairline (around the face) or too close to the parting, It's actually really difficult to see the regrowth!
I myself had a similar panel in my hair and I could go 2 months without re-colouring it! (See below)
As for that vibrant red, all stylists know that they fade really quicky! So what I've done with Fiona Is briefed her on how to apply the red and as part of the cost I include the rest of the bottle of colour so she can top up at home in between visits!


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Me with a similar colour panel but a long hair style. :)

X Hayley X


Sunday, 5 December 2010

:: SassyNpunk & Cupcake Provocateur! ::

I've just got the best news EVER today!
I entered a competition a few days ago for a custom made necklace and $10 voucher to spend at sassyNpunk and I won!!!!
Basically, I love the jewellery that Leyla makes. When I found out that the necklace was a collaboration with Cupcake Provocateur I HAD to enter!!!
Now you may have read previous posts I've had on sassyNpunk but If not Leyla makes the most kick ass accessories I've laid my eyes on! You can check out her blog     http://sassynpunkboutique.blogspot.com/
Cupcake Provocateur make the CUTEST aprons, homeware and cupcakes! Check out her blog http://cupcakeprovocateur.blogspot.com/

I'll post pictures of the necklace and let you know what it's like :)



Tuesday, 30 November 2010

What I wore today..

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I'm totally in love with Fairy Kei! Although, this isn't full blown Fairy Kei I was actually going to work so I've toned it down.
My accessories are from the kids section at H&M and www.kawaiigoods.com

X Hayley X

Monday, 29 November 2010

Are you a slave to brands???

I've recently been having an ongoing debate over Facebook with a few Lolitas over clothing brands.

Basically, a Facebook retailer has created an online event to find out who would be interested in replica Lolita dresses and this was a comment on the page which caught my eye.....

"I hate these replicas, I think people should stop buying these. I have no idea why i was invited. It's 100% against all i love."

This comment made my blood boil.
Now, what she was referring to was a replica of an Angelic Pretty dress and I LOVE that brand but to be honest I could never afford to buy one.
I have talked online to a lot of Lolitas (this trend has not quite hit the Scottish Highlands) most of which were lovely! However, there seems to be a few suffering from 'brand snobbery'..... almost stating that If you don't buy these brands your not In the 'gang'.

I'd love to know what your thoughts! Are brand names important to you?

X Hayley X

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Aberdeen Shenanaigans!

Hey guys!!
What a fab weekend I've had, hope you guys had fun too!
Although, It didn't start out as promising ......

My sister Katie and I had planned to go through to Aberdeen on Friday so I could treat her to a night out and get her her prom dress! Everything had been booked and I even managed to move my clients so that I could finish a bit earlier on the Friday to make sure that we got the train on time from Inverness.

Friday morning came and I woke up to this......


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Now this might not look bad but If there's snow in Inverness It's guaranteed to be rubbish everywhere else! Haha!
So I was panicking that we were not going to make it through and with the hotel and train tickets already paid for it was too late to get a refund!
However, we managed as the trains where running but some of the roads were closed.

Once we got to Aberdeen, my Friend Lisa met us off the train and after checking in etc it was time to get the glad-rags on and hit the town for a girlie night out! :D


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The gang....although I'm not sure who the girl in the stripy dress is, Haha!

The next morning I took Katie shopping! Where we met a very familiar face......

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We got her this beautiful dress which was very vintage looking!!! (I'll post pictures soon it's TO DIE for trust me!)
We also came across this funky Japanese shop called Na-Na. They sell clothes, accessories and also have a Hime nail bar!!!! We didn't have enough time to get our nails done (Is it sad that I'm planing my next trip through just to get my nails done?lol) but we did get matching Kawaii Necklaces......

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Cute or what!?!

X Hayley X


Thursday, 25 November 2010

:: SassyNpunk ::

Hey there chickettes!
I wanted to share this AWESOME kawaii accessory shop with you!
SassyNpunk Boutique has it all! From kawaii to the down right wacky! I LOVE it!
Here's a little taste of some of what's on offer......
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Fab or what?!!?


The shop owner Leyla is fantastic! Not only does she make these little treasures by hand, she also does custom requests.
The first item I bought, I'd asked Leyla to custom make.......

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I got sooooo many people complimenting this necklace! I was in love!
Unfortunately it was stolen on a night out! :(

I'd highly recommend this shop if you want some kick ass accessories at a good price!(Great for Xmas prezies!)
Check out SassyNpunk's Facebook page.....  http://www.facebook.com/sassyNpunkBoutique


X Hayley X


Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Party SHOOOOOOES!!!!

Hey guys!
I just had to share my latest purchase with you all!
I finally made my first buy from Refuse To Be Usual.......what do you guys think? Kawaii or what!
I love how Gyaru they are!


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....I haven't even decided what I'm going to wear to my staff do but I'll work around these because they are so adorable!!!

Friday, 19 November 2010

Time for a little 'pick me up' :D

Well I've been feeling a little stressed with business etc so what better way to chill out than some kawaii cat comics!
These are made by Yasmine, check out her blog! http://catversushuman.blogspot.com/



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Monday, 15 November 2010

It's been a while!

Hey there guys!
Sorry I know it's been a wee while since I've blogged but I've had flu, all better know though! :)
And I do have quite a wee bit to update! lol

Firstly, I don't know If any of you remember an earlier post I had on the online shop www.kawaiigoods.com ?
Well my order arrived!!!

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Sorry about the picture quality but I can assure you they are to die for!!!
The chunky necklace is my favourite! The actual heart is quite big and sooooo Fairy Kei!!!
I'd highly recommend this site to any kawaii fans....If I had the money I would have bought EVERYTHING! The prices are good as well and I actually got 50% shipping discount. If your on Facebook it's well worth becoming a fan of her page as they post offers up all the time!
http://www.facebook.com/pages/KawaiiGoodsCom/157307000950589
Happy shopping! :P

So it's coming to the party season...you've got your nails done, found 'THE' dress and killer shoes to match......but what about your hair?
I wanted to share something very special with you guys, the photo's below are of one of my client's (Jenni), she's had long hair all her life and finally got the courage to go for a change......

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I love completely changing a persons hair! It's amazing when you see how it boosts their confidence!
So why not go for a change this Christmas? :)

X Hayley X