Post-patum hair loss…

It’s not a pretty subject or one I thought I would write about but going through some hair loss after giving birth and seeing how many women suffer with it, I thought why not. I’ve been losing chunks of hair … Continue reading

Mini bank holiday haul

Happy bank holiday! So excited for this to be my first post on my own domain and on my shiney new blog design.

Today I wanted to share with you my little haul I had this weekend. 


I have a bbq and drinks to go to today so while I was out and about this weekend I picked up some new summery shoes and a cute, folksy white top.

I seem to see these tops EVERYWHERE, at the moment. This embroided style blouse from  the Falmer Heritage collection at Matalan is gorgeous. At at £20 it’s an absolute steal. 

I’m just going to pair this top with some simple rose gold jewellery, my Olivia Burton watch (you can see it on my Instagram) and the chunky white shoes pictured above, also from Matalan. 

These shoes are going to be my new fave, I can already tell. Again at only £20 I am thrilled with them. I’m sure they are going to be really comfy, for a day filled with non stop dancing and gin drinking. 

Last in my haul are two hair products, if anyone has met me or flicked through my pictures you can see I have an insane amount of hair. 

Trying to maintain it, is a full time job. I’m going to straighten and curl the ends of my hair for the party. So first of all I will be prepping my roots with some of this new Elvive Clay Dry Shampoo. It makes my hair tacky enough to get some oomph into and curl it nicely.

It’s not the cheapest by any means at £3.99 but the smell is to die for, most dry shampoos smell quite chemical but this is flowery and musky. Which is right up my street. 

Before I apply any heat styling to my hair, I will give it a once over with a product I have used time and time again Vo5 Smoothly Does It, Tame & Shine spray.

This for me is a god send, smooths down my flyaways while protecting my hair from heat styling. It also gives my barnet a really nice sheen without leaving lots of residue.

There you are, that’s my mini bank holiday haul. 

Please comment and let me know anything that you’ve picked up this weekend that you are excited about…

Libby xo

(The girl who never wears white) 

The Leibster Award!

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Well, I had the BEST day yesterday. I had good news on the job front and I got nominated for a Liebster award- how bluddy amazing is that? Thank you so much to Liz who nominated me, you can check out her blog at http://makeup-fashion-lifestyle.blogspot.co.uk. Definitely check her out and you can find all of her social media bits there too.

This award is great because it’s for bloggers with 200 followers or less on Blog Lovin’ or Google+, so it helps us lovely lot find new exciting blogs to read and to get people interested in our own blogs. I know, amazing idea! Thank you again Liz for the nomination.

The Rules:

  • Once nominated, make a post thanking and linking your nominator’s blog.
  • Include the Liebster Award’s sticker in the post as well (you can copy it from above).
  • Nominate 10 other new bloggers that have 200 or less followers who you think are worthy of this award and include their links in your post. Also, make sure that you let them know they’ve been nominated by commenting on one of their posts. You can nominate the person who nominated you.
  • Answer the 10 questions asked to you by your nominator (these questions should be on their post). And make 10 questions of your own for your nominees to answer.
  • Finally, copy these rules onto your post.

Liz’s Questions:

Why did you start blogging?
I started blogging because I used to write a lot when I was in Uni and kind of got out of the habit when I started work. However, once I got made redundant 2 months ago, I thought why not start again. It’s really helped with my anxiety about being unemployed.

What is your favorite song and why?
My favourite song is UB40 Cherry Oh Baby. It reminds me of my other half, driving around in the summer all over Kent.

If you had to choose one place to live for the rest of your life and you didn’t have to worry about leaving your family/friends where would you live and why?
Oh that’s a good one. I think I would choose Cornwall, I love it there. It’s so beautiful and peaceful, I love the beaches and all the greenery. I could never live in a city for the rest of my life.

If you had to choose one of the following as your favorite: makeup, hair or fashion what would it be and why?
I think I would choose make-up. I am by no means a make-up artist but I do love finding new products and I’m a sucker for a new lippy.

Who is your favorite beauty/fashion vlogger?
My fave vlogger is Megs over at Wonderful U. I love her blog and videos, she’s a lovely girl with a wicked sense of humor and her outfits are always on point (sassy girl emoji here) I found Meg when I worked at my previous job and have followed her Blog and YouTube channel ever since, you can check her YouTube channel here.

Who is your favorite beauty/fashion blogger?
My favourite beauty blogger is Kate over at GhostParties I love her reviews, tips, well everything really. I think it’s a really cool blog, the layout is to die for and I have taken some pretty good recommendations from it. You should defo check it out.

What is the first blog you started reading?
I really can’t remember but I do recall the one that I first started religiously reading is from a extremely funny Northern, fellow gin drinker called Charlie over at Gin Fuelled Bluestocking. Her posts are a mix of everything really, she’s just awesome so check her out!

If you had to live in one other country besides where you live now where would it be?
I would have to say Portugal, I had some of the best holidays of my life there was I was a kid. The old town in the Algarve is so beautiful.

If you had to give one piece of life changing advice to somebody what would it be?
Fight through your bad days to earn the best days of your life.

What is your favorite TV show and why?
Sex and the City, my blog name is actually taken from a quote from the show “I will never be the woman with the perfect hair, who can wear white and not spill on it, and chair committees, and write thank you notes, and I can’t feel bad about that.” I love the show sooo much, I’m a proper addict. I think it does have some good messages in it about friends, relationships, being independent and love.

So that’s me guys, here are my lovely nominations:

Liz at Beauty Fashion and Lifestyle (who nominated me)
Anna S at Life of Anna S
Abbie at BeautyGardenx
Izzy at Izzy K
Teri at A Cup of T
Steph at Blossom and Bloom Sparkles
Bethany at Fashion Etc 
Kathryn at Chapters of Kat
Sophie at Shy Life Living
Alice at Alice Red

Questions for my nominees:

Who is your favourite small blogger?
What is your favourite thing to blog about? 
What item in your wardrobe or make up bag couldn’t you live without?
Why did you start your blog?
If you could have anyone at a dinner party who would it be and why? 
What advice would you give to other newbie bloggers?
If you could pick three things to take to a desert island what would they be?
If there there was a skill you could master in a day what would it be?
What is the one app you couldn’t live without? 
Where would you live if you had to choose to live there forever?

Off you go lovelys! Any comments you have, I would love to hear from you. Don’t forget to give me a follow on Twitter, Blog Lovin’, Instagram and WordPress.

Libby xo

(the girl who never wears white)