A Passion for Red

Bonjour!

Hope everyone’s been well.

I haven’t posted for a while, so though I would post all my favourite outfits of the last month. I will also  talk about my new YouTube video of my little hair dye experiment I did last month too, it gets messy!

As you’ve probably noticed by now I love being a redhead, naturally I am a blonde so I can get away with dying my hair lighter colours without bleaching first. I have been getting my colour done in the hairdressers for five years but with saving for me and Matt’s wedding + honeymoon money is tight so I’ve had to find box dyes. 

I find it hard to find for a natural looking red. I have dyed my hair again since the video on YouTube using Nice n’ Easy’s Perfect 10 in Medium Reddish Blonde 8RB, I think I will stick to this colour as not only does it take 10 minutes it’s such a natural colour. I read reviews stating that it fades very quickly but as I only dyed 2 days ago and will be washing my hair again today I can’t possibly comment.

Colour fades if the hair condition is bad or not using colour saver shampoo + conditioner. I use John Frieda’s Radiant Red Shampoo + Conditioner, which I also team with Aussie’s 3 minute miracle.

See below for my outfits, redhead inspiration and my YouTube review/tutorial.

From Top Left to right:

  • Black & Purple Polka Dot Dress: H&M.
  • Black Shirt Dress: H&M.
  • Floral Bralet: Topshop, Floral Pencil Skirt: Topshop.
  • Floral Bralet Dress: Topshop. 
  • Emma Stone Met Gala 2014 Inspired Outfit: Pink crop top: Topshop, pink skater skirt: New Look.
  • White Polka Dot Dress: Primark.

Redhead inspiration:

Tutorial & Review:

 

Thanks for reading, stay tuned to see up and coming tutorials and outfit posts. Or to get one step ahead follow me on  Instagram

Karina x

 

 

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Classic Old Hollywood Hair

Bonjour!

Hope you’ve all been well!

This month I have dived into opening a YouTube account and have done two YouTube tutorials on using foam rollers.

Foam/Sponge rollers can give different looks depending on what set you use and which directions you choose to use. Vintage hairstyles take a lot of practice so if you don’t get it the first time just keep practicing!

Vintage hairstyles never go out of fashion, they are constantly done by modern celebrities, for magazine shoots, premiers and mostly award shows.

Most Old Hollywood starlets had a signature look that they are still remembered for today. Whether that be Rita’s S-shaped raven waves, Elizabeth’s short dark curls, Lauren’s timeless soft waves, Veronica’s peek-a-boo sultry long waves or Marilyn’s platinum curls or sometimes waves, these hairstyles are still copied by today’s famous and non-famous…

If you have any requests just ask!

Thanks for reading

Karina x

An Old Hollywood Engagement

Bonjour!

I haven’t posted since December so I hope everyone has had a lovely christmas and new year!

I’ve been so busy the last month with organising my Engagement party, trying on wedding dresses and moving flats, but of course I’m going to show you all the photos.

It’s been so fun and I’m so proud of the party, of course it was an Old Hollywood Theme. Most of the decorations I bought from Amazon or Ebay and handmade.

The dress I wore to the party was from Virgos Lounge and there is another red dress below which I wore to my christmas party (I forgot to mention in my last post) that I made myself inspired by Emma Stone’s character Grace in Gangster Squad.

And as always I’ll show you where I got all my style inspirations from.

I’m a girl of not many words so please enjoy the photos and leave any questions or comments below!

Thanks for reading,

Karina x

Old Hollywood Glamour In New York

Bonjour Lovelies!

 

Hope everyone has been well since my last post!

I just got back from my holiday in New York yesterday and I cannot wait to tell you & show you all about it; From what I wore, to where I got my style inspiration from and to… oh yeah and to getting engaged to my handsome boyfriend of 7 years, so I will show you a little picture of the ring!

So, as I went in Christmas time it was very cold, (but also pretty and romantic) so I needed something to keep me warm. As a staple item from the 1940s’ and 1950’s the fur coat is always a reliable and fashionable item. My fur coat is just a faux fur coat from Oasis because I don’t like the thought of wearing real fur, this Oasis one cost me £100 which I managed to get for the first bid of £25 on Ebay as the seller lost the receipt so couldn’t take it back. It was such a lovely coat so I was preparing myself for a bidding war but it didn’t happen! So £25 was all I paid in the end and I couldn’t be more pleased with it!

I also needed a hat to keep my head and ears warm, I don’t just take one so I took a white faux fur headband to keep my ears warm from George at Asda, two hats both from H&M (one black, one red) and I bought some lovely caramel coloured faux fur ear muffs while I was in New York!

Most days I wore pencil skirts with a lot of layers for the top: a thermal long sleeve top, a vest, another long sleeve top and a statement knitted jumper or cardigan (The striped jumper was bought from Forever 21 in Times Square).

On one day as you will see I wore a floral dress from Topshop which I had long sleeves on underneath but I made a lot of Marilyn blowing of the skirt scenes in  this so I went back to my trusted Topshop pencil skirt’s!

The night we went to The Rockefeller Center I had no idea I would leave engaged, after being with someone for 7 years and it never happening I kind of thought it wasn’t going to happen to me, but as I stared out at the night sky at the New York skyline being cuddled by Matt he suddenly turned to me and he said this amazing romantic speech (which I’d prefer to keep to myself) then he got down on one knee, presenting a little box in his hand with a diamond ring in it and he asked me to marry him; My glove covering my face and tears streaming down my face I said yes.

Thanks for reading, I’m so happy to share that memory with you,

Karina  xxx