Sunday, 30 March 2014

Bargain Collared Primark Blouse

Primark collared 60s blouse
ooh fancy editing things!
Just a quick post today to show off my new Primark 60s inspired contrast collar blouse, it was an absolute steal at £9. It looks very much like something youtuber Zoella would wear! I'm going to style it with black skinny jeans and a leather jacket for a fashionista Alexa Chung look or wear it classy with my hair in a bun, plain black skirt and cute ballet pumps.

Let me know in the comments how you'd style this blouse 

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Schwarzkopf got2b Texturizing Salt Spray Review

schwarzkopf got2b beach matt texturizing salt spray review

In my quest for beautiful hair I've been trying a lot of styling products and blogging about them. Today's post is a review of the Schwarzkopf got2b beach matt mermaid look Texturizing Salt Spray (what a long name!) which promises to give texture and body without that gross crispy feeling. The 'mermaid' look has exploded in popularity recently, seriously just look for #mermaid on Instagram and you'll see what I mean. Will this product give me the beautiful boho locks I've been lusting after?

Who wouldn't want to look like Ariel?
I purchased the spray from Fragrance Direct for £2.99 while it is usually £4 in Superdrug (although right now it's on offer for £2). It smells really good, like the Natural Collection Samphire and Sea Minerals Body Spray from Boots, which has a classic summery 'beach' smell which isn't overpowering but enough to notice. You're supposed to spray the product on to towel dried or dry hair and then style how you like. This works really well if you use it before putting into a bun or rolled up style as it helps to build body and will give you gorgeous wavy hair once you put your hair down making this an amazing lazy girl product. Who has time to spend hours on hair?!

schwarzkopf got2b beach matt texturizing salt spray review

This is the look I created using my GHDs, personally I think it looks a little too messy. I think the product is a little too wet and takes a smidge too long to dry. If you leave it enough time to dry or dry with a hairdryer the waves turn out a lot better, so do not attempt to wave hair with heat until the products has dried completely! I'd also avoid using this product any where near your roots as it can come off a little greasy looking even though it is supposed to be matt.

Overall, it's not a bad product as long as you aren't in the habit of waving your hair with heat. If you want to get good looking natural waves, spray in the mid lengths of damp hair, dry a little with a hair dryer and then put your hair up in a bun and leave it for a few hours. Perfect style with minimal effort!

Brushing my hair with a fork was probably where I went wrong
How do you create beachy waves? 

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Primark LED Lights

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Primark are now selling these adorable LED string lights for the rock bottom price of £6! If you are on a tight budget but want to give your home a little bit more style these would be right up your street. If you are looking for something uber chic, place the lights in a vase to create a beautiful diffused light and to make a centerpiece for your room.

My personal favourites
Available from Primark, in store now

Which set is your favourite?

Monday, 3 March 2014

February Favourites

Hey guys, so now it's March I thought I'd share with you all the things I;ve been loving over the month of February. I put a little clue on my Facebook page to hint to you guys what I'd be including, did you guess any right?

Fucking hell that's messy
The Debrief
When I was about 10 I used to love reading those pre-teen girly magazines like Mizz, well The Debrief is a bit like that apart from it's online and is definitely not aimed at kids. The content is a lot better than most of the women's magazines I'm used to reading where it's less about journalistic ability and more about what they can try to sell you. The Debrief is informative but hilarious, updated regularly and short enough to read on your tea break.  

Classic Simpsons
Who doesn't remember the episode where Maggie shoots Mr Burns? It's funny despite some of the jokes being older than I am. I remember watching The Simpsons on BBC2 before going to bed when I was tiny so it's also a lovely sense of nostalgia for me too.

H&M have really impressed me recently with their new collection for spring. There is a lot of mismatched bold patterns and styles happening which I love. I get sick of the repetitive designs 'inspired' by the catwalk where every high street shop has the exact same thing. I want to see a bit of innovation and a deviation away from what everyone else is doing.

This shit is bananas - £14 H&M (with thanks to Francesca Schiavoni for this picture)
Prada Candy by Prada
This perfume is absolutely divine. It's a very sweet but deep and sensual smell, which is exactly what I like in a scent. It is similar to Flowerbomb because they both have a very complex and layered scent however, Flowerbomb is (obviously) more floral smelling.

New Hair Colour
Because I'm naturally blonde I have to dye my hair at least once a month and after many colouring catastrophes over the years (green with ginger roots was not a good look for me) I always stick to the same shade which, until last week, was Nice n Easy 118E or Medium Mahogany Brown as it is also called. When I went into Boots my beloved shade was not there, I also checked on Tesco but it was not there either. It turns out Clairol has had a bit of a shift around with their shades and renamed them, apparently 118E did not make the cut. So I went for the closest thing I could find which was 4RB or formerly 120C. I'm actually really impressed with this colour, it's a lot redder than what 118E was so I'm quite happy with that as I've always prefered a warmer colour.

In search of a different night out experience, my friends and I took a jaunt down to our local Mecca Bingo. Just like the Islamic pilgrimage, you have to visit Mecca Bingo at least once in your life. The drinks are cheap, the OAPs are lovely and there is always a laugh when the number '69' is called, but possibly the best part is the chance that you might win £300.

Wetherspoons Food
Now I've always loved 'spoons, there was a Wetherspoons at the end of my Dad's street and in recent years on the rare night that my dad and my sisters were all around we'd go for food. It's been a running joke in our family whenever anyone suggests we go out for dinner. It isn't exactly gourmet, you aren't going to find any confit of duck anywhere near this menu but you can get a decent steak and drink for £7 and the Thursday Curry Club is practically an institution in this country. It's great to just pop in if you are delayed anywhere like I was a couple of weeks ago and I ended up having brunch there, the local alcoholics welcomed me with open arms. It was quite nice really.

'Murican bacon, pancakes and maple syrup with a bottomless coffee, not bad for £3.50! 

Fragrance Direct
If you've not been on Fragrance Direct you need to go there right now. I'm being serious, stop reading and click this link. Good, right basically Fragrance Direct sell beauty products and fragrances for a ridiculously cheap price, all of the products are 100% real so you aren't getting ripped off. Last month I did 2 orders and got some lovely things new foundations and hair stuff to try out. Not only did I get some experimental stuff I also stocked up on some boring toiletries and my favourite Revlon Colorstay Foundation which was only £7, significantly cheaper than Boots. A saving of £5.50 is really not bad at all. Go and check it out because they have loads of things for under £5 so it makes it easier to discover something new.

What have you been loving this month? 

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Charity of the Month: HOPE Cosmetics

HOPE Cosmetics Sheffield

Hey guys, it's now the 2nd of March so I probably should have done this post yesterday but nevermind, I'm here to announce Hazel's Slightly Skint Blog's Charity of the Month. If you've been reading for a while you'll know that I mentioned HOPE in my Christmas update post and I said I wanted to get more involved with them, and I have.

HOPE is an amazing cause and could potentially help a lot more people than it currently does if we get the right support. HOPE raise awareness of and protects survivors of human trafficking and domestic violence by giving them the necessary tools and training to become economically independent. The profits from the cosmetics and jewelry sold get reinvested into the project, the more we sell, the more products we can make and the more futures we can change. Everything we make is of a ridiculously high standard to the point that the founders of the project physically went to Nigeria to find out about shea butter and test the quality. They are very dedicated people and that's what I like about HOPE, everyone is really involved in the project and it isn't a half arsed cause.

Being part of a project like this is brilliant for any beauty, fashion or charity blogger because its a great cause with lovely products. If you want to know anymore about HOPE please go to our website at If you want to keep up to date with the project give us a like on facebook, read the blog or follow our twitter, you can tweet us at @hope_cosmetics.