Jeans/Primark, Shirt/Cari's Closet (here), Trainers/Adidas Superstars, Bag/Parfois, Sunglasses/Missguided
Hey there gorgeous,
Hope you're good :* I am currently sitting in Koppers Hair Salon being pampered for the afternoon. I had so much work to do, so when I'm here for hours I usually bring my laptop with me. I'm having more lighter tones put through my hair which I'm so excited for, I've been loving them so far. I'm also having my nails done in a bit, nothing better than a fresh Gelish manicure :)
I have a big night out tonight at Soho bar in Cork. They are hosting a fashion show tonight in aid of the Mercy hospital and I will be there judging best dressed. I hope to see a few of you there :) Tickets are 10 euro and you can get them on the door tonight, kicking off from 8pm.
My legs are currently feeling like jelly after my fourth and final gym session this week, it's a good thing I get to relax here for a little while. I'm delighted with my workout regime this week. I'm super motivated for my holiday in a couple of weeks and definitely feeling more toned and lean :) I can thank Fitnessworx for that :P
Have a nice day my loves.
Finally a hair care blog post! I often get questions on my blog and instagram asking me which products I use and how to achieve certain looks etc so I thought it was the perfect timing now that I have recently 'new' coloured locks :) For those of you who have been following the blog for a while will know that I have had jet black hair for years and years. It was just my 'thing' and a safety net colour that I knew would always looks shiny and healthy. Up until about 2 months ago I had no intention of changing it until my hair stylist, Sabrina, felt it was time for a change and that the black was a little harsh on my face. As some of you know, my saving grace is Koppers Hair Salon in Glanmire Cork. I go there all the time, at least once a week, and the girls are such pro's! You are always in safe hands and guaranteed to leave the salon looking & feeling fabulous :)
Not only are the gals amazing but I love the Joico products they use in the salon. It really makes such a difference and ever since coming to Sabrina, I have been using the Joico products at home myself. So, after a little bit of convincing (surprising I was totally up for it), we lightened my hair :) We achieved a chocolate brown all over colour with lighter tones flowing throughout my hair. Of course, this didn't happen over night as we didn't want to damage my hair but after just 3 visits to the salon, and without stripping any colour, my hair was exactly how we imagined it and I could't be happier. Looking back on photos now, I do think the black was a little harsh on my face and I MUCH prefer the colour I have now. Especially coming into the Summer, the blonde tones and lighter shades look so fab with some beach waves.
As for maintaining it, this is where the Joico products swoop in and save the day! As I have had bleach in my hair now to achieve the lighter tones, this needs to be treated to avoid any hair damage or breakage. I use the Joico 'Repair Damage' shampoo and conditioner religiously! It smells amazing and I know my hair will remain in great condition. Once or twice a week I also use the at home treatment 'Intense Hydrator' to lock in that moisture. Once my hair is washed and towel dried, I always apply a mousse. I'm not fussy with the brand, what ever I have in my bathroom or convenient to pick up I'll use. I use a mousse as it reduces frizziness so much, especially for someone like me who has so much hair. It also keeps the style in tact if you straighten or wave it. A recent look I am wearing a lot (especially with my new highlights) is subtle beach waves/flicks. I think they are the ultimate boho babe look this season. I use my ghd, taking thick pieces at a time, and flicking it over or under to create that kink in the middle and leaving the bottom part straight. I must admit it's taken me a while to master this and the girls at Kopper do a much better job, haha.
Afterwards, I finish off by applying the best product on the market; the Joico texture boost dry wax spray. This product is absolutely amazing for adding beautiful texture to waves or curls. It really shapes them giving off that 'sea salted beach locks' look. As it is a wax in spray form, you only need a little bit as you don't want sticky hair, so the bottle lasts ages! This is my favourite little gem and is always applied to my hair after it's styled. Definitely something I would recommend if you wand, wave or curl your hair often like me :) These products can be bought from Koppers Salon and all other Joico salon stpckists.
As for the volume of my hair, I'm afraid I don't have a quick fix for this other than the fact that I have SO much hair. It can be such a nuisance (because it takes agessss to dry) but it's great as it creates natural body and volume for me. I use these fine tooth combs from Penneys to back-comb my hair a little most days. I carry one everywhere with me, they're super cheap and easy to pick up.
The best part of all? Koppers have super kindly given me a one hundred euro gift voucher to give away to one lucky reader. YAY! Just head on over to my Facebook page to enter here.
I hope this answers everything guys :) I'm off to a step and tone class now at Fitnessworx for my sins :P
Hey guys :*
Here are some snaps from Saturday at the the fabulous Princess Party for baby Emilia. My gal pal Clo did the most amazing job, she's the best Mommy I know :) I did nothing but eat the entire day and felt a little worse for wear when I woke up yesterday morning. The ultimate food coma! haha.
I loved the little orange bag from Primark I wore for the day, carrying my little bits and bobs. I am normally a 'bring the kitchen sink' kinda gal with a massive handbag but I'm really loving these little small ones lately. I wore a similar bag in blue for the Parfois lunch last week (here).
Today it was back to normality at Fitnessworx gym. We did a 60 minute body blast including 30 minutes spinning and 30 minutes of arm and ab workouts. Tough but a great way to kick start the week. I brought my sister along as she comes and goes when she can and pays for her classes on the day. It's such a great service they offer so no excuses guys ;) Check out the class availabilities here.
I will be posting a hair care post tomorrow talking about my hair colour change, my favourite styles and daily products I use :)
Happy Sunday :) So as I mentioned in yesterday's blog post, I wanted to tell you all all about a fab new Irish brand called Canellalane.ie. On Friday, the girls were kind enough to have me down to visit their showroom based in Little Island, Cork. All of the stock is available to buy online but if you live locally, they also offer the service of popping down to their showroom and trying on as many bits and pieces as you like. It's such a lovely idea & the girls cater to you hand on foot. I couldn't recommend their services enough. Just before I arrived, there was a group of girls at the showroom for almost 2 hours just playing dress up and trying on everything that tickled their fancy :) The room is totally private and it's like your very own walk in wardrobe, I love the idea! Canella stocks lots of well known brands including Rare London, AX Paris and are the only supplier of Louche dresses in Munster. The girls are always welcoming people to the showroom throughout the week, from 9-7 Monday- Friday and flexible weekend hours too by appointment.
As I mentioned above, everything is available to buy online over at Canellalane.ie if you can't make a trip to visit the showroom. They also offer free postage within Ireland and next day delivery! Super fab right? I'm so excited to have something so unique now available to us here in Cork. I picked up the most beautiful powder blue dress on my visit that I will be wearing to an event this Thursday night, so you guys will definitely see lots of pics on the blog :)
I am having the ultimate chill out day today. I'm so tired from the party all day yesterday, we didn't finish up till almost 1am. It was such an amazing day and my gal Clo did her little princess proud :) Best mommy ever :* I'll have some pics up tomorrow for you all to see.
Dress & Bag/Forever21, Trainers/ Lifestyle sports (Adidas Superstars).
Hey everyone :)
Happy Saturday! So yesterday I spent the afternoon at the Canellalane.ie showroom based in Little island, Cork. I'll give you a detailed post all about that tomorrow. Last night I had all my best gals around for dinner and chats, our typical Friday night ritual really. Today is one of my best friend's little girl's 2nd birthday & I can't believe it's been 2 years that princess Emilia has been in our lives. It feels like forever ago that we were all gathered around for the baby shower! It's going to be such a special day, my friend Clo does nothing by half measures ;)
I'm off to get my hair done with my fav girls a Koppers so I better run. I also have to get 2 of my nails fixed as they broke yesterday (tear face emoji).
Have a fab day lovelies :*