Monday, 11 May 2015

Wait & Braid | Fishtail Halo Braid

Hello everyone, I hope everyone is having a good day! Finally, the weather here seems to getting warmer. I love Summer and with the sun being out, nothing is more annoying than your hair getting in the way. Introducing the most perfect Spring/Summer Hairstyle, the Fishtail Halo braid. This is such a stunning hairstyle. I've always loved fishtail braids because I think they look so unique and angel-like, especially when the fishtail carries on the whole way around the head to create a halo hairstyle! I won't try explaining this to you because I'm sure I'll make it sound so complicated. I got this style of the amazing Missy Sue. She's my favourite youtube hairstylist and her tutorial video on this braid (x) made achieving this hairstyle so easy!

If you wanted to make the braid look more 'fishtail' instead of a regular braid, just add in thinner strands of hair. This style is one of the more time consuming ones but it's definately worth it. It stays in all day too!

What do you think of this braid?
Leah, x


Friday, 8 May 2015

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara | Review & Swatches

I've never been one to be obsessed with buying mascaras. I've always been a lipstick/eyeshadow palette junkie but there was a lot of talk in the beauty world about Maybelline's Lash Sensational Mascara - £7.99 so I just had to try it once I saw a 3 for 2 offer on in Boots.

I really love the packaging of this mascara. The colour of the tube is a lovely metallic rose gold that looks perfect in my makeup stash. The curved brush is long and quite chunky. I had high expectations for the mascara as I always think Maybelline are the best for mascaras. Lash Sensational didn't disappoint!
Many people have compared Lash Sensational to Benefit's lastest mascara, Roller Lash. I have a small tester of Roller Lash and although I loved it, I thought the formula was way to watery. I loved Lash Sensational a lot more than Roller Lash. I did think the formula of Lash Sensational was quite 'wet' but it does dry quite quickly. What I really love about this mascara is that it doesn't clump in the slightest! I never thought it was possible to apply a mascara without it clumping my lashes together. My eyelashes appear volumized and defined. I think this mascara is perfect for achieving natural looking long eyeslashes. All in all, I really loved this mascara and I definitely think everyone should give this a go! The only downfall is the formula being a little 'wet' but apart from that it's perfect. It doesn't clump or crumble and it manages to last for hours. What's not to love?

Do you love Maybelline's Lash Sensational Mascara? Did you think Lash Sensational was better than Benefit's Roller Lash? 
Love Rachel, x

Friday, 1 May 2015

Easy Braided Updo Hairstyle & OOTD!

 What I'm Wearing: CROP TOP, Primark | BLACK TOP, Forever 21 | SHORTS, River Island | BOOTS, River Island | CHOKER, Ebay | BEST BITCHES NECKLACE, Shop Moon Child.

Who would've thought that this beautiful crop was from Primark? The minute I saw it, I knew I needed it for my spring/summer wardrobe! It was only £6 too. The crop top is tye dye and it reminds me of my Urban Outfitters tie dye velvet dress, here. I usually always wear my hair down but I'm making the most of having no roots and trying out lots of beautiful styles. This is a dutch crown braid and I absolutely love it! This style makes me feel like I've just stepped out of Games Of Thrones, haha. I've never watched Games Of Thrones before but I absolutely love Daenerys Targaryen hairstyles!

Do you love tye dye? Do you also love wearing a crown braid?
Love Leah, x x x

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