Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Balayage | Before & After

Last year October, I dyed my hair for the very first time! My natural hair colour has always been in between dark brown and light brown, and last year I got balayage done from Sean Hanna in Putney. It was very very subtle which is what I wanted, however in the sunlight it was more obvious it had been coloured. If you'd like to see how it looked, click here. Within a few months, the colour had blended out and was no longer obvious.

Last week I took the plunge and thought let's just do it, I fancied a bit of a change and decided to go full on balayage. The same guy who did my hair the first time did my hair again, he's amazing at free-hand painting, you can check out his Instagram here. The below picture was my inspiration, which is an image from his IG, and he literally replicated the style and used similar colours but for my hair tone.

It is very *blonde/light, light, light, super light brown* and hard to get used to as my hair has never been this light before, however I'm in love with it and he's done such a great job. I tend to keep my hair straight most days as it's just easier to manage, whereas when waving/curling it on a daily basis, there's a possibility it can go wrong and we all know a bad hair day, is a bad day, period. Back to my point... it looks just as good as it does curly, and the colours also look very well blended.

If you're looking to balayage your hair this summer, the best tips I can give you is to look for inspiration on Pinterest, go somewhere trusted, talk to your hair colourist and tell them what exactly you want and don't want. They will be honest and tell you if it's achievable or not and remember not every balayage will look the same as it's a technique and depends on your hair colour, texture and also just the style you want to rock.

Sabi x

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

OPI | As Steady As She Rose

Desperately need recommendations on a similar shade to this one. I'm getting in an awful habit of getting acrylics done from the salon, my nails are gonna hate me soon! The shade I'm wearing is by OPI and is called As Steady As She Rose....however. It's a discontinued shade and more or less ancient. So any recommendations for something similar is more than welcome! 

Sabi x

Monday, 9 May 2016

Benefit x House of Fraser | Cheekathon

A few weeks ago, I was invited by House of Fraser to the launch (and learn) event of Benefit’s Cheekathon Palette* which was held at the Benefit Good Ship over by the Embankment in London.  It was such a stunning day in London that day, bear in mind this was back in April, and the view was just incredible as the weather was beaut and it was right opposite the London Eye, I definitely think the Good Ship has the best view in London town #justsayin

The event consisted of cocktails, cake pops, a makeup lesson by Lauren from Benefit on how to use the Cheekathon palette as well as the opportunity to get a brow wax and shop all of Benefit’s cult products. I do love Benefit as a brand from the products they sell to their branding. It was really great to learn about the Cheekathon palette, as it consists of Benefit’s iconic powders; Hoola, Dallas, Dandelion, Coralista and the amazing highlighter; Rockateur as well as a small brush which is great for contouring FYI! The palette is amazing, and also has a mirror too. I’ve been using the palette everyday versus my normal contour/highlighter (Anastasia Beverly Hills) and can truly say it’s an amazing palette, as you can see this post is pretty picture heavy!

The palette is £44.50 which includes 5 full sized blushes/contours/highlighters which retail at £23.50 each. I’m a NC30 in MAC’s Studio Fix Foundation, and I can wear all of the shades in this palette. On a daily basis, I use 4 out of 5 on my face, I would so use the 5th blush if it was acceptable to use 2 blushes!

The Good Ship was amazing and is actually open to the public throughout summer as they have a Pinkton Parlour Bar, a Brow Bar where you can come in and get a wax and everything goes to charity, and a Lashitude Restaurant where you can stop by for lunch, tea and bottomless brunches Find out more about what’s going on at The Good Ship here and if you want to check out the Cheekathon Palette (I highly suggest you do) check it out here.

Sabi x

Sunday, 8 May 2016

#OOTD | The Longline Bomber Duster

Long-Line Bomber Duster: ASOS
Blouse: Primark
Trousers: ASOS
Shoes: Zara

Sabi x

Saturday, 7 May 2016

The Lace Shoes

Lace Shoes: Zara, also available in tan.

Sabi x
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