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Monday, 27 July 2015

Taliah Waajid World Tour | Natural Hair

Monday, 27 July 2015
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Last week I was invited to my first natural hair blogging event! Taliah Waajid, a natural hair movement OG, was in London as part of her world tour and I was lucky enough to have been invited to her small gathering at Junior Green Hair Salon in Knightsbridge. Before the event I had never used any Taliah Waajid products but I have friends who swear by them so was very excited to see what all the fuss was about.

So I arrived at the Salon at about 8pm where I was welcomed by an absolutely beautiful girl called Lauren who took my name and pointed me in the direction of the prosecco. I then had a little mingle where I ended up meeting the beautiful and extremely pregnant (but still so tiny!) Sandra (co-founder of Curly Hair Magazine) and a few other bloggers that I recognised from Instgram (ha what is life?!). I then thankfully bumped into the lovely Ella who I met a few weeks ago, who then introduced me to Davina, Jade and Chloe and went on to spend the evening with these lovely ladies!

After mingling for a little bit, Lauren got the crowd together and gave a brief bio on Taliah and then there was a Q&A and a little product catwalk show. I learnt so much about the Taliah Waajid brand that night and left so inspired. Taliah is a licensed cosmetologist and got to where she is by simple wanting to help her clients achieve stylish, attractive hairstyles without using harsh chemicals. After years of working in a salon she began working with a chemist to create the then non-existent chemical-free products we can standardly find in salons and beauty suppliers today. Over a decade later Taliah Waajid runs the World Natural Hair, Health & Beauty Show, which has over 200 exhibitors and 40,000 attendees from around the world and is touring around the world spreading word about her brand... and breathe.

So I won't lie to you, my favourite part of any event is the goody bag, and Taliah went all out at this event! We received five full sized products in the bags and I cannot wait to give them all a whirl - Make sure you're following me on Instagram to see how the products work for me!

Thank you to Taliah for such a wonderful evening, and to Ella for inviting me to come along.

OOTN | Zara Jacket

Jacket Zara | Top H&M | Jeans Topshop | Shoes Dune | Bag Zara 

I put up  haul video on my Youtube channel a couple of weeks ago, and I thought that would be the end of my spending. But shopping is a funny thing, once you let the metaphorical floodgates open, it's easy to drown in lust and frivolity. I bought this Zara jacket the other day and although I bloody love it, I feel like it's taunitng me constantly as there was a shop full of sale and I chose one (actually two, I bought two things) of the few items that was full price! I wore this outfit to the Taliah Waajid blogger event on Thursday and I felt amazing. There is nothing like wearing a new outfit to make you feel like a million bucks (or pounds in my case).

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

90 Dungarees & Crop Top

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Top Zara | Dungarees ASOS | Shoes Marks and Spencer

Last summer's obsession for me was midi skirts and this summer it's dungarees! I've already written a post expressing my love for them but here is a shoot I did with my pal Iyanka Cooray a few weeks ago showing off a pair from my fast growing collection. I'm so into this little ASOS number right now and keep catching myself reaching for this specific set of dungarees! I feel so 90s (and a little childlike) which has always been my favourite style era.

Friday, 17 July 2015

Youtube: Summer Sale Haul ft Asos, Topshop Zara & H&M

Friday, 17 July 2015

After months of being frugal, I've allowed myself to spend a little in the sales (and not in the sales). Here's a few things I picked up recently at ASOS, Topshop, Zara and H&M.


Knitted top: Swing Dress:
Sandals (similar):


Slip Dress:
Split back top:


Heeled Sandals:
Adidas Backback:
Dune Shoes:


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