Monday, February 23, 2015

Review: Straight’n’Go

Last week I was sent a new product to try out: a Straight’n’Go. It’s basically a ceramic coated, double sided hair brush that you use in conjunction with a hairdryer to pull your hair straight as you dry it.

The Straight’n’Go comes with a little travel pouch and instructions on how to use it.

As you can see, it’s kind of the same shape as a flat iron but it has brush bristles. You pull it though your hair as you would a flat iron (as I’m kind of demoing below) but at the same time you direct your hair dryer at the vents in the brush (which I’m not demoing below as I had my phone in one hand to take the photo!).

It works pretty well and I think you could definitely pack it for a weekend away and use it with the hotel’s hairdryer to save packing your own heated tools.

The Straight’n’Go comes in black or hot pink, and costs just £9.99. You can buy it here.

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Saturday, February 21, 2015

It's Official...

... I'm too old to shop at River Island.

Outfit of the Day

This orange blazer is even brighter in person than it looks here. All day people were saying to me how bright it was and how cheerful. I think it helped to distract people from the fact that I was wearing jeans on a Thursday. Such a rebel.

Jacket – c/o TM Lewin
Sweater – c/o TM Lewin
Jeans – Long Tall Sally (eBay)
Scarf – H&M
Shoes – George at ASDA
Earrings – gifted
Belt – c/o Spartoo
Cuff - M&S (free on 3 for 2)

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Sunday, February 15, 2015

This Week...

When it’s cold outside it’s nice to be holed up on evenings and weekend with a cup of tea and a warm snack. One of my favourite things is toasted teacakes. Now I don’t know about you, but for me the teeny excuse for a teacake that they sell in the supermarkets these days just don’t cut it. So every now and then I treat myself to what I call ‘proper size’ teacakes from the farm shop near work. And they are delicious, lightly toasted and served up hot with melting Flora Light (my spread of choice). Yum.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Shoes of the Day

Velvety faux suede boots were today's footwear choice. It was just an ordinary Wednesday at the office, followed by my usual Wednesday evening trip to the supermarket.

The boots are from Priceless Shoes and I think I paid £10 for them in the sale.

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Outfit of the Day

Just a simple outfit for a quiet Sunday. I was probably risking frostbite with my bare feet but as I was only going house ti car to house when we went out it was ok and I just really wanted to wear flats instead of boots for once.

Sweater - New Look Tall
Jeans - Armani (David Jones, Sydney) (sale)
Shoes - George at Asda
Necklace - New Look (sale)
Belt - gifted
Earrings - gifted

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Outfit of the Day

My friend commented today that these were the first work pants she'd seen me in (they weren't). They were, however, the first work pants I bought for my current job, nine and a half years ago. I think they've stood up pretty well. They are 50% wool and were from Dorothy Perkins, back in the day when you could buy the Tall range in the shops. And back in the day when you could get 50% wool trousers for around £30 on the high street.

Black sweater - Bench (eBay)
Black polo neck - Long Tall Sally
Grey trousers - Dorothy Perkins Tall
Red boots - Nine West (Century 21)
Red beads - eBay

Monday, February 02, 2015

Shoes of the Day

I don't think the temperature got above freezing today. It certainly didn't feel like it did. These faux fur trimmed booties from Deichmann always make me feel cosy, even when it's chilly outside. We walked 11 miles yesterday so my legs were a bit achy today and I don't think the lovely high heels helped much, but never mind!