Spotlight on a brand - GHD haircare

GHD, Haircare. final fix hairspray, heat protector spray, style
Now we all know GHD as the only name in hair straighteners and more recently for their Curve stylers everyone is dying to try but I don't hear a lot of hype around their hair products which is a shame.
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The Christmas Tag

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As it's the last week in November I think I'm in suitable territory to start with the Chrismas posts. I saw this fun tag on Beauty Junkie London's blog and wanted to give it a try so without further adieu I'll get started.

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Best and worst dressed from the AMA's 2014

Ariana Grande, performance, black lace gown, american music awards, taylor swift, green two piece, mesh dress

I really love doing these posts - it's one of my favourite things to do after an awards ceremony - diving through the red carpet photos to find my favourites. Today it's the turn of the American Music Awards which took place last night. My usual two best girls didn't walk the carpet this year but I still wanted to show them, because they looked incredible. I love Taylor in green and a two piece and although this is technically a dress it totally worked for me. I also loved that she changed up her usual make up and went for a more sun kissed look. To be honest Ariana without the signature ponytail just kills it, she's so tiny and looks gorgeous in anything - this black gown is just so grown up and sexy

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Missguided+ range - my thoughts & best pieces

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As a size 14-16 I'm just inside the threshold for being able to shop at straight sized stores, except that is for Missguided. I haven't been a particular fan of theirs in the past because I've found their sizes come up ludicrously small and then their ridiculous customer service and returns policy have just put me off completely. It's a shame because I think their clothes are really affordable and my style. As I've spoken about before, if you're plus sized it's extremely hard to get trend led pieces at affordable prices so I was excited that Missguided had not only decided to take notice of this audience, but gave  me the chance to size up if their straight range came up too small (which it always does).

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Autumn Boho | Topshop OOTD

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It's not often I'll go head to toe (make that ankle) in Topshop, I usually find them a bit hit or miss to me given that I am not the target demographic. After years of hearing all about their Leigh jeans I thought I'd take my chance with my Debenhams voucher to pick up a pair along with some other pieces I spotted looking foxy on the mannequin.
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Kate Spade for Nails Inc in New York Noir

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Ever since the days of Smash Hits where I used to collect popstar pencil tins I have always loved a magazine freebie. As my mags got more grown up, so did the gifts and this is one of my favourites from recently. Glamour quite often give away some great polishes but often the shades can be pretty hit or miss. But this collection from Kate Spade didn't contain a single dud.
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Every day winter makeup look

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 Hello lovelies, quick one today just wanted to share with you my go to make-up as the season is starting to change. It's really easy to go over the top with the vampy lips this time of year but I just like to keep it nice and simple with a gold/bronze eye. I'm trying out a new base combo to try and make my face look more alive so have picked up Rimmel's raved about Wake Me Up foundation and Benefit Boi-ing. Highlighters are so hard to photograph but I've been loving this one from Topshop, You might recognise this festive blush palette beauty from Benefit, such a bargain, I'll tell you more about that soon. For this look I used Hula lightly for contour and dusted Balabamba over my cheeks for a flush of colour. I hate that you can't see it too well in the photos because I love that combo in real life.
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No.1 Paris Gallery | OOTD drinks and more

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Leather panelled leggings - H&M
Black platforms - New Look
Jacket - Miss Selfridge
Hat - H&M
Rings - Topshop
Necklace - New Look

Since I've gone darker I've been feeling pretty rock chick which is where this wintery going out look came from. I was originally going to team this vest - bargain from the RI sale - with my leather look shorts but when I felt the temperature I went for leggings. It's a hard balance to still want a sassy sexy outfit without being 'that' person baring corn beef skin! 

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Why I'll be staying out of New Look until further notice

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I always worry that deeper posts like this are going to alienate some of my followers, but recently I've been starting to feel like I'm really finding my voice and my place when it comes to body confidence. Despite the fact that at my heaviest I only border on plus size , I've always identified strongly with self proclaimed 'fat' women. The prejudices I feel, the struggle to relate to the media, the constant preoccupation with mine and other's opinions on my body I imagine I share with many. We're still in a place where fat is an insult, and connotes being lazy, greedy and slovenly but I did genuinely believe we were going in the right direction.
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Moisturise - the classic and the modern way with Palmers & Body Shop Dupe

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As a dry skinned lady I'd say I have tried everything possible to try and add some softness to my bod but until recently I have always come back to the same product so I thought I'd show you the two moisturisers I couldn't live without now.
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Dirty Looks Hair Extensions | Review

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In addition to the fab Tigi Bedhead products I received from Dirty Looks in their give-away, I also got something I'd wanted forever - a full set of their clip in hair extensions.Now the first thing I would say about Dirty Looks is they really understand the hair extension customer. Other brands I've tried have great products but haven't invested in helping the ordinary person find their way around what can be a very confusing thing. From their blog, their YouTube Channel and even the other products they stock on their site, none of it is filler and will give you the confidence that you have exactly the right product for you, and you will know what to do with it when you get it.
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