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22.11.13

Dirty Looks Hair Extensions Review in Paparazzi Highlights


Dirty Looks Hair Extensions Review in Paparazzi Highlights

Dirty Looks Hair Extensions Review in Paparazzi Highlights Review

The Dirty Looks Hair Extensions Review Paparazzi Highlights

Dirty Looks Hair Extensions Review in Paparazzi Highlights Set

Dirty Looks Hair Extensions Review in Paparazzi Highlights Clips

Dirty Looks Hair Extensions Review in Paparazzi Highlights Full Head


Hey lovelies, the weekend is finally here, give or take a few hours! If you follow me on Twitter (shameless plug!) you will be very aware I love a good set of extensions, and I am always tweeting about them and which one should I try next? Well I do always seem to end up back where I started...with Dirty Looks Hair Extensions. Oh well, if it isn't broke don't fix it right?

These extensions are Grade - A, Remy Human Hair. Meaning they are pretty much the best on the market, you only have to look at other companies whilst buying to see they don't offer this quality. 

I got the 16-18 inch in Paparazzi Highlights after a quick colour match by the Dirty Looks team. They are more at 16 inches but at 180grams this was more than enough. In the set you'll get 10 pieces each with numbers so when you read the styling guide you know which piece of hair goes where in you head. Obviously you don't have to stick to it but you do get a much better result. One piece, number 3, is so thick and seems to have several rows in one section. They are quick to apply too (5-10 mins), much quicker than you would expect and once your more experienced you will have them in no time! Plus as I have fine hair I find I don't need all the set in my hair, and I do have a large head!

Dirty Looks Hair Extensions Review in Paparazzi Highlights Comparison
The Dirty Looks Hair Extensions Review in Paparazzi Highlights
The Dirty Looks Hair Extensions Review in Paparazzi Highlights Full Head Review



If you look at the above photo of two strips of extensions you can see the comparison in thickness. Dirty Looks is on the left and another hair extension brand is on the right. You can see how much thicker Dirty Looks are, plus they are thick for the entirety of the strip.

Once they're in they really don't feel heavy or irritable, and they clip in well with no slipping later on in the day. The only time I've had trouble with them staying put is on a night out, but maybe the several my interesting dance moves are too blame! But generally they stay put perfectly. Dirty Looks have really done well here as they are the softest extensions I've ever felt and they just feel so thick! As they are thick right to the ends you don't get that straggly look plus they are really easy to style and blend.

And sorry for the awful photos of them actually in, the lovely dark weather has meant it's been a nightmare to capture their color, but hopefully you can see how natural they look and how well they styled. And yes I am cringing at my 'selfie', but that was the only way to get a decent-ish photo, I promise!

If you a extension girl or after a new look, I can not recommend Dirty Looks enough (if you couldn't tell already) plus they are on offer at the moment down to £69.99 from the most random price ever of £87.49, so if these are within your budget these are just perfect. Best extensions, end of.

They do an entire range of different sets of clip in hair extensions at Dirty Looks, so its worth a look!


Have you tried  Dirty Looks Hair Extensions? 




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15.11.13

Abi Alton talking Floral Headbands and Red Lips

Abi Alton Christmas Light Press Pass

Abi Alton performing


Todays post is something a bit different, but oh wow is it exciting. I got asked if I wanted to attend the Royal Tunbridge Wells Christmas switch on and meet singer/songwriter Abi Alton who made her exit from the X Factor last week. It took me all of 1 second of reply of course I would love to. So off I went last night, braved the crowds of teenage screaming girls who were there to see Abi, plus the other special guests Jordon O'Keefe from Britain's Got Talent and Micky Parsons (District 3) from The X Factor last year. I was lucky enough to get to interview Abi were we discussed all things X Factor from her exit right up to her favourite high street store to wear on stage. You can have a read of this below.

Abi Alton

Hi Abi! First of congratulations on all your X Factor success, how does it feel to of left the show?

Hi. Well of I course I am totally gutted to of left the show but I never thought I would make it that far so I am grateful to make it to week 5. Week 6 was my target so reaching that would of been lovely but I had to leave at some point!

True, unfortunately the show does come to an end. On Saturday night was defiantly your strongest performance, your confidence shone through, what tips do you have for on stage confidence?

Well I know I should practice what I preach but just having confidence in yourself and your talents. Oh, and rehearse!   

That might help! So what are your favourite brands? Any in particular you like to wear on stage?

Topshop! Everyone loves a bit of Topshop. And of course my floral headbands by Abigails Tea Party and Rock 'n' Rose are my on stage staples! I also love vintage jewellery and wear a lot of Eccentric Electricity.

Fabulous! Your hairbands are always stunning. Now I have to ask, red lips seem to be your staple look too. What lipstick do you wear?

*Quick rummage in the bag* Its No7 Red Devil! Although it may be best to ask Julia Carta (Chief Makeup artist on the X Factor) as she knows all the lipsticks I wore!

Well I must say Abi was a complete darling and such a pleasure to chat too. Plus when she performed everyone just stopped talking and was just in awe of her performance! Damn, I really want her to win now, please Gary, let her back in the show? *sad face*

You can see Abi on Twitter and keep updated with her happenings.




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13.11.13

St Moriz vs Beyond Bronze by Fake Bake Tan



St Moriz vs Beyond Bronze by Fake Bake Tan
St Moriz Tan

Beyond Bronze by Fake Bake Tan


I'm not going to review the St Moriz and Beyond Bronze Fake Bake tan individually as there are about one billion reviews already, so I thought I would compare them, St Moriz being the bargain £2.99 tan and Beyond Bronze Fake Bake being the high end £23.49 version....let the fake tan war commence. 

Beyond Bronze is part of Fake Bake, and is a mousse tan, as is St Moriz as I just do not get on with cream tans, and do not get me started on sprays. I'm way too messy for that. The mousse glides onto the skin and the initial colour is absolutely fantastic – like I’ve been on a beach for a week. But as soon as I have a shower, it pretty much washes off, leaving just a very faint (if any) difference to my natural colour which is a bit disappointing. And they do tell you to shower, plus obviously I can't go without a shower. This does take a few applications to reach a golden glow, but when you do it is a lovely colour. The colour is one of the reason I opt for Fake Bake, its just such a gorgeous colour that never turns orange. I just find for the price the application is a tad annoying.

Beyond Bronze by Fake Bake Tan
St Moriz Fake Tan

St Moriz Fake Tan

St Moriz is practically the poor girls St Tropez fake tan, in the nicest was as to me that is exactly how it is marketed. The packaging is similar, the font is similar, the name (obviously). No high hopes from me on this one, plus when you pump it out it comes out with a slight green tone. Yes green. Yet once I applied it (with gloves) it came out such a gorgeous brown colour, easy to apply and you could see where you was applying it. Even quicker drying time just beat Beyond Bronze here hands down, no standing there legs and arms spread praying I would dry before someone caught sight of me. St Moriz always stays on me for a good few days, and is easy to quickly to top up if needed. I do even get a few comments at work about where have I just jetted back from? Some may see that as a insult, to me? Nope I am very happy with that. As you can see the colour result isn't too different, nor was how long it lasted, but application was far easier with St Moriz, one application was enough, even by my dark tan standards.

So the winner? Easy. At that price? St Moriz hands down. £2.99 for St Moriz and £23.49 Beyond Bronze Fake Bake.

Have you tried either of these tans before?





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5.11.13

Kate Spade Nails Inc with Glamour Magazine

Kate Spade Nails Inc with Glamour Magazine

Kate Spade Nails Inc with Glamour Magazine

Oh yes, like all the blogging world, well the beauty blogger world, not sure fishing bloggers would be interested in this. However it is that time when Glamour Magazine give away Nail Inc polishes freebies. This time they have thrown a bit of Kate Spade into the mix. I do love Kate Spade and her designs and I have a such a soft spot for her iPhone cases. So there was no way I was missing out on this freebie, although I am not sure why they are Kate Spade with Nails Inc? Did she pick these colours? Maybe someone a bit more switched on could enlighten me.

There are four colours:

New York Noir - A classic glossy black
Uptown Glamour - A metallic gold
Soho Silver - A metallic silver
And my choice...
Big Apple Red - A very glossy red

I adore red polishes so this was the obvious choice, and sorry my pictures are awful. I couldn't paint my nails last night as I am on a job today which was dictated no nail polish. Erugh.

Have you got your Kate Spade Nails Inc with Glamour Magazine yet?




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