Super Sleek Hair with BaByliss Diamond Straightener

This look is so simple to do that it almost feels a bit wrong to write about it! This is mainly because the new BaByliss Diamond Straightener is so brilliant that it just seems to do the work for you!30thJuly_1
This took less than 5 minutes and my hair started off looking like this!
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Top Beauty Products for Keeping Cool This Summer

So we know it’s been super-hot and even though you never can tell with weather in the UK, we definitely have some serious hot spells in store for us! So with that in mind, we have picked out a few of our favourite products for keeping cool when the going gets tough!

Mist It!
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You cannot beat a face mist for when the temperature soars. It has an instant cooling effect, helps to hydrate the skin and tighten pores at the same time. Tight pores in warm weather are pretty hard to achieve so anything you can do to help will make an important difference.

I love the Body Shop Vitamin E Face Mist as it is really refreshing, gentle on the skin and also has a lovely soft rose scent which freshens you up fragrance –wise too. What a multi-tasker! Keep it in the fridge overnight for an extra cool hit.

Chill it!
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There’s nothing worse than hot legs and feet when you’re trying to struggle through the day. Ice cold gels are just perfect to tackle this and bring instant and long-lasting relief. L’Occitane Frisson Verveine Ice Gel is incredible. The gel is super cool at all times and the silver roller ball makes it extra soothing and refreshing. It is perfect to roll on to the ankles for an instant chill and also great on any pulse points – I love it on my wrists because it’s cooling and smells great too. You only need a tiny bit so a little goes a long way.

De-Puff It!
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Things can get pretty puffy in the heat and these cooling eye gels from Skyn Iceland are the perfect way to get relief from the heat and help drain away fluid retention under the eyes. The gels feel absolutely amazing and leave the eye area smooth and hydrated. When I put these on, I don’t want to take them off!

How are you keeping cool for summer? See you back here next time!




3 Summer Bad Hair Day Rescues

We all have those days when your hair isn’t looking as good as you’d like – especially in the heat we’ve been experiencing for the last few weeks. But if you’re up against the clock what can you do? Here are 3 ways to revive limp lacklustre hair in minutes.

Hot Mess?Top knot bun
The Top Knot has got to be one of the ultimate hair rescues. Not only does it hide away dry, limp ends but it looks pretty cool too! Another bonus? It whips your hair away from your neck cooling everything down a bit. If your roots are oily, prep the hair with a volumising dry shampoo and then twist it up into a bun on your head. Try adding a braid to make it look like you tried a bit harder! Check out our braided top knot tutorial here.

Wake Up With Kinks?BaByliss big hair Click here to read more

The Boho Headband Braid

As festival season is still going strong I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to do another easy, boho style that’s great for an easy summer vibe.23.7.14 No 1
I think this is such a cute look and it is so easy to do. It will probably take you just a minute or two!
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I started off with rough dried hair. It can be wavy or straight but I think the key here is for it not to look too perfect.23.7.14 No 3
I separated a top section of hair on the heavier side and then clipped it up out of the way.23.7.14 No 4
Next I took a smaller section from below the clipped up hair like this. 23.7.14 No 5
I then began to plait it into a fine braid just using the simple 3 strand technique.23.7.14 No 6
To prep the braid for headband status, I gave it a mist of hairspray and then smoothed any flyaways down.23.7.14 No 7
Next I just pulled the braid across my forehead and secured it with a Kirby grip.23.7.14 No 8
You can leave it there but to finish I just did a small twist on the other side and softly pinned it back.
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And it was done! I hope you like it!
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Our Top Summer Beauty Essentials

As things are heating up, we thought this would be a good time to pick a few perfect summer products to keep you looking and feeling good in the heat. Here they are!

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The sun can wreak absolute havoc on your skin so it’s really important to make sure you use a good quality sun protection product during the day. I absolutely love Estee Lauder DayWear SPF50 because it offers high protection in a super light formula with sunscreen technology I really trust. It works really well under makeup too.21.7.14 No 2
Because your hair needs as much help as skin in the summer, it’s a great idea to use a body sun protection product that is also suitable for use on hair. The Clarins Sun Care Oil Spray SPF30 for Body and Hair is a transparent dry oil that feels super light. It nourishes and beautifies the skin and hair using organic oil from Indonesia and offers protection from top to toe! Click here to read more

Top Tips for Colouring Your Hair at Home

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As much as I love getting my hair coloured in a salon, it is extremely costly and even more of a pain – it’s very time consuming. Sometimes I just prefer to do it myself! It can be all over in an hour rather than half a day in a salon.

Here are my tips for getting it right! Click here to read more

Easy Curls with the BaByliss Diamond Waves

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As the new BaByliss Diamond Waves is launching really soon, I thought it would be fun to show you a really easy curly style you can create with it. Don’t worry if you can’t wait though, because you can follow this tutorial with pretty much any good quality wand. I’d recommend the BaByliss Curling Wand Pro for this too.16.7.14 No 2
I prepped my damp hair first with the John Frieda Nourishing Oil Elixir, then with John Frieda Go Curlier. The oil adds condition and shine while Go Curlier helps the hair to hold the curl quicker and for longer. 16.7.14 No 3
I rough dried it and then divided it into 2 sections over my shoulders.16.7.14 No 4
I took small to medium sections, held the Diamond Waves under the section, and wrapped the hair forward and over it.16.7.14 No 5
I held it for 5-10 seconds, and then let it go. 16.7.14 No 6
I then moved on to the next section and repeated the same curling action in the same direction. 16.7.14 No 7
I kept working forward until the whole side was done.16.7.14 No 8
I then started on the other side and repeated exactly the same process, curling forward over the wand. 16.7.14 No 9
This is how it looked when all the curling was done.16.7.14 No 10
I then lightly sprayed the ends with hairspray. 16.7.14 No 11
Then I let it cool and shook it through with my fingers. 16.7.14 No 12
And that’s the style finished. Really quick and easy!16.7.14 No 13
I hope you enjoyed that. The BaByliss Diamond Waves is out at the end of July. You can pick up the BaByliss Curling Wand Pro right now.

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Get Your Look: Wannabe Waves with The Persian Babe & Exclusive Interview

It’s time for Get Your Look again and this video is our second one with the lovely Barbara from YouTube channel, The Persian Babe.14.7.14 No 11
Barbara works with hairstylist Percy to create the perfect ‘set’ using the BaByliss Heated Rollers.
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Percy shows Barbara some brilliant tips for getting the absolute best out of heated rollers, which can be used as the basis of so many different styles.14.7.14 No 3
She still looks amazing even with a head full of rollers! Watch the video now to see how they do it – and keep reading for our exclusive interview with Barbara. Click here to read more

How to Grow Your Hair Long

Growing your hair long is often a matter of patience but here are 3 easy tips to help you along your way.

1 Regular TrimsTrimming hair
I know everyone say this, and I have to say I am pretty bad at sticking to this, but regular trims are key if you want to grow long and healthy hair. It can seem frustrating to cut it when you are trying to grow it, but here is my top tip. Make sure your hairdresser knows that you’re trying to grow it and insist on the absolute minimum to be cut off. If you do this every 3 months, you’ll still see good growth.

2 Reduce ShampooingCleansing conditioners (Co-washing)
Although we all have to wash our hair, washing it too much can be rather stripping and can actually weaken your hair. Try to avoid washing every day and if this is too tricky, try switching to a co-wash for one or two of your washes. These are cleansing conditioners that remove impurities without stripping your hair of essential moisture. Read more about co-washing in our previous post.

3 Protect from HeatHeat protectants Click here to read more

Easy Fishtail Bun

Easy Fishtail Bun
I love this twist on the traditional top knot. Don’t be put off by the fishtail element because it so easy and literally uses just 2 sections. If you are unsure, check out THIS VIDEO which will have you fishtail braiding in no time!Day 3 hair
I started off with day 3 hair because this is a perfect style if you want to do something different but don’t have time to go through the whole washing routine.Oh Bee Hive Click here to read more