Batiste Review:AD

I was sent the batiste smoothing blow dry accelerator spray by TRND to try out and give my honest review. Disclaimer I was sent this item for free this hasn’t affected my opinion on the product and below you will find my honest review of the product.

Batiste review

So as you can see I was sent a full sized bottle of the product to review which I was pleasently suprised with. The product also came with some spread the word sheets so that I could share this product with friends and family and then get their opinions on the product too. I also received a booklet with ideas on how to spread the word about the product and also some facts about the product.

The claim

Always thought blow drying your hair was a hassle? We’re about to change that with our newest innovation. Spray on damp hair and dry as normal. Be prepared to be blown away as the clever formula helps dry your hair up to 30% faster than normal. Our smart technology, enriched with Baobab oil, will smooth out your locks and shields from heat damage.

So first up I am really happy that I got a full size bottle to review this means that I could use it several times to really judge weather it worked or not! you simply wash your hair as normal then shake shake shake the bottle up spray it all over your hair at this point you will notice the heavenly scent of this spray like it smells SO good!! Then comb through hair to ensure its evenly distributed. Then set a timer….honestly I set a timer to see if this would really work, now on a normal day without this product my thick curly hair takes between 20-25 minutes from wet to fully dry. So set the timer and simply blow dry your hair as normal! I have used this 5 times now and each time my hair has taken 10-15 minutes to fully dry!!! I have also received plenty of compliments about how shiny and healthy my hair looks. My hair does look and feel smoother and healthier and I cannot believe that it worked! The product is now on sale in boots and its £4.49 for a 125ml bottle. As I say I’ve used this 5 times and I still have loads left it lasts a long time and I think a product for under £5 that saves me 15 minutes every morning is money well spent! I will definetly be purchasing this when my sample runs out!

Here is a link to buy the product from the boots website ( I don’t receive anything for you clicking on the link I just thought I would include it for you to see!)

So to summarise I would give this product 5 out of 5 stars. Its quick and easy to use, leaves hair feeling smooth and healthy, knocks time off your blow dry, smells AMAZING and its under £5!!!

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Graphic Tee 3 ways

I own a lot of graphic tees, I think that they are so versatile and can be styled in so many different ways. They can be dressed up or down and worn with pretty much anything. I do also like a simple plain tee but I think a printed tee just adds a little something extra to an outfit. So today I am sharing three different looks with the same graphic tee.

Look one: Jeans Blazer and Heels Perfect for a night out.


Jeans: Next outlet £7 T-shirt Lootvault Heels: Charity shop Blazer:Charity shop

I tucked the tee into my jeans and added a blazer and heels to dress up this outfit.

Look Two: Printed trousers


Trousers:Next outlet Shoes: Dr Martens

I love the clash of the printed tee with the printed trousers I think as the polka dots are small it doesn’t look too overpowering together!

Look Three: My favourite look: Skirt Tights Pleather Jacket and Boots


This is my go to way to style my printed tees. Skirt:Charity shop Tights:Primark Jacket:Ebay Boots:Dr Martens

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My Ultimate Style Icons

Ever since I was little I have loved playing dress up. I would walk around wearing my mum’s heels my dads tie a trilby hat and some HUGE sunglasses! As I got older my own personal style started to peek through and i found myself looking to magazines for inspiration from my favourite celebrities or to films and TV copying my favourite characters outfits! Now whilst I admire a lot of different characters and celebrities style wise these 7 women are my go to style icons.

My Number One: AUDREY HEPBURNScreenshot_20180313-185036~2

Sophistication and grace this woman was a total Babe!! Ever since I saw her in Breakfast at Tiffanys I have been obsessed! I’ve watched nearly every film shes been in I even dressed up as her for Halloween. She will always be my go to because she just had that effortless style down. I love seeing photographs of her at events or on film sets or out and about she just always looks so flawless she really helped me love and embrace my big eyebrows and petite stature!

These next three I would class as my classic style icons. These women are similar to Audrey they have the effortless style down but they are also quite petite in stature and i like seeing them change up their style because they always kill every look they wear!!

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Audrey Tatou. I Love this woman! One of my favourite films is called Priceless its a french film with English subtitles and Audrey is the main character, the looks she wears in this film made me fall in love with her and then seeing her in Amelie just sealed the deal!! Felicity Jones. I used to watch the worst witch on CITV (The old school GOOD version not the new remake crap!) and although she was mean I loved Ethel Hallow!! Fast forward 12 years and I am watching Chalet girl and up pops this beauty!! So my old love for Ethel Hallow reignited and I began googling pictures of Felicity Jones and I just adore her red carpet looks and off duty style. Emma Watson. *sigh* This woman is simply stunning. I watched every red carpet event for the Harry Potter films in anticipation of seeing what Emma would wear!! I also LOVED when she had a pixie cut she looked SO good!! I love that I have been able to see her style evolve through social media and I think she does off duty preppy cool perfectly! I mean who knew dungarees and a plain tee could look so good?

These last 3 are my quirky style icons. I love eccentric, androgynous style there is nothing more sexy (in my opinion) than a woman rocking her natural hair wearing a trouser suit and heels DAYUM!!!

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Erin O’Connor. In 1996 this elfin beauty rocked up in the modelling world. To me she has this ethereal beauty her face is striking and I love the way that she styles herself. This woman knows how to wear a trouser suit and make it look feminine and strong. Helena Bonham Carter. Beautifully bonkers, Her personality is what is most striking about her I just love that she is always Un-apologetically herself and wears whatever the fuck she wants! Kate Bush. Man do I love a waistcoat in fact I am so incredibly sad that I don’t have any waistcoats anymore I need to fix this!! Kate Bush has made me appreciate my natural curls, shes bonkers and odd but so sultry and just owns being a woman.


So there we have my 7 ultimate style crushes!! Whose style do you crush on and why? Is there anyone’s style you simply would NEVER ever copy?? Let me know in the comments!

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My week 5th-11th March

Apologies that this post is going up late but as this is a weekly review then all will be revealed at the end as to why its so late 😀


Monday 5th March. I don’t think that I have made this information common knowledge on my blog but if you follow my personal Instagram then you should already know this BUT I was made redundant at the end of February I have 2 weeks left at work as we were given 4 weeks notice so subsequently I have been looking for new jobs 🙂 Today I had an interview and I feel really positive about the place 🙂 I also carried on reading my Book Faking friends and I ummm kinda stayed up until 12am reading it!!

Tuesday 6th March I felt very tired today after my late night reading! Everyone a work was feeling a little low and wanted to binge on junk food…so me and my friend Kim went and got a subway for lunch YUMMY!! Then in the evening i went to see my grandparents as I hadn’t seen them since Christmas!! Which is really unusual for me but I have had so much on lately!

Wednesday 7th March So I heard back from my interview today and didn’t get the job that I applied for……I got an even better job!!! ARGHHHHHHH SO HAPPY!!

Thursday 8th March International women’s day I felt fierce today!! I met my bffl Sara at notcutts for a celebration breakfast then we had a walk around the garden centre and animal centre then we went to QD and I found some awesome Gin glasses for £2.49 each!!! Then I came home had a HUGE clearout of my wardrobe I packed up 3 binbags full for the charity shop.

Friday 9th March Work was so quiet we hardly had any kids in so we decided to watch Moana 🙂 I got home and i was asleep by 8:30!!

Saturday 10th March Had a really chilled day as didn’t feel great still feeling tired and groggy. Went to my mum&dad’s and gave mum her mothers day gift she loved it 🙂 Then we watched Jumangi welcome to the jungle it was HILARIOUS!! I laughed the whole way through Jack Black and Kevin Hart were amazing!!

Sunday 11th March Today we drove to Hemel as it was Darren’s Nan’s 90th Birthday 🙂 The whole family was there so had a catch up with everyone didn’t think we would be there that long but didn’t get home until 7:30!! Had a Mcdonalds and now I am typing up this blog post 🙂

So there we have my week 😀

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International Women’s Day

8th March 2018 International women’s Day.

This post is a dedication to all the women who inspire me, who build me up, are by my side, have my back and lead the way. The women who have taught me the meaning of strength, love, compassion, friendship and loyalty. The women who Kick Ass everyday and encourage me to do the same.

I have never and will never see International Women’s Day as a feminist movement or a trend or a cry out for us to be heard. I see it as a day to express my love and gratitude to the amazing women who have paved the way, the women who have fought and overcome battles, the women who spend their time boosting others. I will also on this day praise the men in my life because I personally have been incredibly lucky to have some amazing men in my life that allow me to be me.

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Me. Yes I am Fucking Fierce. I reached a point in my life where I was fed up of hearing all the can’ts and don’ts aimed at me and my abilities, I grew tired of people underestimating me, putting me down, letting me down and walking all over me. I did huge detox of all the toxic people and things from my life and I have never been happier! I just landed an amazing job I have some bloody terrific people around me and I am loving my life.


Mum. I could write a whole book and then some about this incredible woman so I will try to summarise! This woman is incredible, shes the most genuine person you will ever meet. This woman has had a full time job, brought up her two children and looked after my dad who became ‘disabled’ when I was 16. This woman never complains, never mopes about she is just a boss ass woman and carries on. She will always put everyone first and would do anything for anyone. The best role model, mother and friend a girl could ask for x

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Becca: We met on our first day of secondary school, My friend Katie Introduced me to this tall blonde bombshell and I thought Eurghh I am going to hate her…….19 years on and I was SO wrong!! This woman is incredible we went through the emo fringe phase, myspace pose phase,goth phase, the lesser mentioned and thankfully lesser documented ‘Chav’ phase together. We drank far too many Jagerbombs and danced until 3am every Friday and Saturday together, we spent all our pocket money then as we got older our wages on shopping trips together. We have been through the mill of emotions and come out stronger I am so incredibly proud of you you have always been a beautiful strong smart woman and I am so glad that you can finally see that for yourself. I am so excited to be entering our thirties together and seeing what new amazing memories we can create, one things for sure with you in my life its always going to be amazing!!

Sara: Thank you for building me up, supporting me making me laugh until my sides hurt, for sharing my utter obsession with harry potter, for introducing me to Earl Grey tea, For standing up for what you believe in and for just being an all round bloody brilliant woman! Your an amazing mum your children really are a testament to that and I love them both dearly!! Thank you for everything you do and I am so excited to see whats in store for SARA&NATALIE the new blockbuster coming soon!!

Becky: My darling Becky thank you for taking me under your wing all those years ago at coca cola I never thought I would have left that place with a friend for life but I did!!! Thank you for the shitty nights out in liquid drinking far too many alchopops, that one time we seemingly lost our minds and thought we could survive a bloody music festival in the welsh valley! For being there for my first tattoo, the road trips to the seaside the copious amounts of desserts that we’ve never fully finished from Tamu!! Thank you for being apologetically you! You are incredibly strong and powerful and I bloody admire you so much, you’ve taught me not only to pick myself up dust myself off and carry on you’ve always been there to hold my hand through it all too!!

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JK Rowling for creating an entire world filled with strong ass female characters Hermione, Luna and Molly Weasley to name a few. Hermione for teaching me and I’m certain lots of other people that it’s OK to be smart, Friendship is important, hard work pays off. Luna for teaching me that its ok to stand out and not seemingly ‘fit in’ to never ever compromise who I am. Molly Weasley for teaching me that being a mum doesn’t define you that you can bake an apple pie in the morning and kick ass in the evening!! Alice in wonderland. My favourite Literary Character teaching me its ok to be a little odd, I can be strong and that I am more powerful than I think.

Now to the men. My Dad. A man whose allowed me to be me, Always there by my side and supporting&encouraging me no matter what. The strongest man I know who never lets anything get in his way. A man who taught me to know my worth and who will never let me forget who I am and what I can achieve.

Darren. For allowing me to be me. For being my best friend and equal partner. A guy who will always support my decisions even if they are crazy!!

My Brother. Because If I don’t put him he will only whinge. Without fail this guy will always be there to comment the violin emoji on my facebook status and that….that’s true love right there.

I could GO on I feel incredibly overwhelmed by the amount of supportive people I have in my life I am forever grateful to whomever destined them to be in my life because I HIT the jackpot!!

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An Incredibly Grateful



Character Inspired Looks-Effy Stonem

I loved skins. I mean LOVED it!! I actually got to audition for a part in skins and got to the final 10 🙂 I am also one of those people that liked the different generations of skins I would say though that generation 1 was my favourite then 2 then 3!! So my favourite Character from the entire series is Effy. She is Badass and sexy yet deep down shes vunerable and lost and just I love her she is my ‘alternative’ spirit animal and I was so excited to create a look in homage to her 🙂

I will be creating a little Character Inspired looks series so look out for more character inspired looks.

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Jack Daniels Tshirt(EBAY OLD) Shorts(BOOHOO OLD) Fishnet Tights (Primark) Converse(99p BARGAIN from Barnardos) Pleather Jacket (EBAY)

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Make-up Smokey Eye and Messy Curly Hair


So there we go my little Effy Inspired look!

If you have any suggestions of Characters you’d like to see me try please leave them down below and I will see what I can do!

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Lootcrate Unboxing My honest opinion

Happy Sunday everybody. Is the snow still around in your area? Are you going stir crazy being cooped up as its too cold to venture outside? I wasn’t expecting to receive this loot crate this week I thought the postman wouldn’t bother delivering in this weather but bless his little heart he arrived at my door wrapped up in his woolly hat and huge coat!!

So this is January’s box and it arrived on the 1st of March Yes you read that right. This is the second box in a row to be delayed now I am understanding of it being delayed a week maybe two as its shipped from the US but it was meant to arrive between 15th-20th January and it gets here 1st March. Similarly in November we were meant to get one 15th-20th November and it arrived end of December. If March’s gets delayed I am going to cancel my subscription because I am paying for boxes when I haven’t received the month before’s. I also am not entirely happy with the content this month I mean The products are well made and probably add up cost wise to make it worth it BUT I was just a bit underwhelmed. Never the less here is what I got.

So first up your meant to get 5-7 items…we got 4. The box was a lot smaller than they usually are so that should have been the first like WOAH kind of moment. Inside I got a Rowena Ravenclaw lost diadem pin which I am impressed with it is well made and goes towards my Horcrux pin collection. I then got a ravenclaw tie you get to choose your house and I am a Ravenclaw it is cute but I wont use it all the time. I then got a Harry Potter the wand collection book. This would’ve been so much cooler if my bff hadn’t brought me the hardback edition for Christmas which looks SO much prettier than this version! I mean its great don’t get me wrong but I subscribed to this box for items that you cant get just anywhere! Lastly a scarf. This is the best item in the box!! Its a LONG scarf with the black family tapestry printed on it.

I know I sound whingy but I pay £39 for this and It just didn’t feel like it was worth it this month if I am honest!!

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