So today I thought i'd do a quick update on some insty photos of things i've been loving and doing lately!

Top left to Top right: 1. I tried decorating my boring walls with a wooden hanger and all my necklaces as they're always in the way and I don't have anywhere to store them, I love the way it turned out!
2. My beautiful new necklace, and it was only £3 from Primarni!
3. I bought myself an acrylic nail kit and being my first time doing it, I was pretty impressed with how it turned out!
4. This whole outfit only cost me £27.98, WHAT. The fur gilet which i've of course spoken about before was a charity shop find for 99p, and this lush pink skirt was my latest charity shop find at again 99p!

Bottom left to right: 1. I. Love. Lula magazine. That's it. It's beautiful and the editorials are some of the best i've seen! 2. This was a mug that my boyfriends mum got me for christmas, it came as a set, his says "hello handsome." I think they're so cute!

Well that's all from me today, don't forget to check out my last post where I am doing a giveaway for 3 Ciate nail polishes! You can access this post here.

Ciao bella! x

Instagram update!

by on December 29, 2013
So today I thought i'd do a quick update on some insty photos of things i've been loving and doing lately! Top left to Top right...
Hey guys ! So todays post is about a nail varnish brand called Ciate. I picked up a few different colours for myself as well as some lush colours for a new giveaway, but more about that later!

The colour I am wearing on my nails is like a purple toned grey, it really is a beautiful colour, being so muted it is a lovely colour for winter, as as much as I love glitter and bright colours for nails, it just doesn't always work, and doesn't actually "go" with a lot of my winter outfits! I know you're probably all thinking, wait, what? She matches her nails to her outfits? But trust me, when you have nails that match it's a nice feeling!

This is the colour I have on called "pillow talk" and I really do love it!!

The nail polishes aren't the best for pigment, this took about 3 coats, but they're the best nail polishes I've ever seen for layering!

These are the colours I have:

(Top left: Snow globe, Top middle: Pillow talk, Top right: Candy floss, Bottom left: Tweed and tails, Bottom middle: Ivory queen, Bottom right: Play date)

I have chosen 3 to giveaway as a little thank you for sticking with me while I haven't been posting much and as a little bit of a sorry gift!
The 3 you can win are as follows:

Tweed and tails, Ivory queen and snow globe!

Enter using the rafflecopter form below, a winner will be chosen at random with a random number generator. Entrants must be over 16 or have parental permission to enter, and Entrants must be based within the UK. Thanks and good luck!!! Ciao Bella x

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Today I wanted to share with you guys my current want list, it's a bit of a mis match of different things as this time of year I always find it super hard to get anything I want that is casual. I see so much stuff to wear on a night out, but hardly anything for daytime that's really nice! So here's what I've found that I want:

It's not much, but then there's not much about! I also really want some new hair extensions so that I can compare them to other ones that I've had in the past and do a review/comparison type post!

That's all for now though!
Ciao Bella

Want list!

by on December 15, 2013
Today I wanted to share with you guys my current want list, it's a bit of a mis match of different things as this time of year I always ...
I am so sorry for the lack of posting recently, uni has been taking it's toll, a lot of work to do and not enough time to do it! My last hand in is tomorrow though, so after that I will be back to posting regularly, and maybe, just maybe, I will start doing work when it's set instead of leaving it until last minute!!!! So for now, here are my final fashion illustrations for my first project at Uni!

let me know what you guys think!!

Ciao bella 

I thought I would just do a quick post today to show you all what I received in my beauty box from latest in beauty this month. I purchased the Glamour beauty edit box for £14.95 I believe, and received a range of products that are simply brilliant!!

Here's what was included in the box:

This hd brows kit....I was actually in shock that this full size product was in the box! I would have preferred the other colour palette though!

I have used this Toni and Guy glamour hairspray before and it lasts AGES and it is brilliant, so I was super happy this was in the box, as it's handbag sized so perfect to take to uni, and this dry shampoo is good too and smells pretty nice, but I still prefer batiste! This doesn't make your hair as white as batiste though which is ideal for us dark haired ladies!

These eyelash curlers are so pretty, I love the Navy velvet handles!

A sample size of they're real mascara by Benefit is always good!!

Now surprisingly, this face oil by Balance Me, I thought was going to be my least favourite item in the box as I instantly thought ugh, my skin gets so oily already!! But I decided to try it out anyway to let you all know how it was, and honestly, it's my favourite item in the box!!!
It really is amazing, and I am so shocked! You basically apply it with the rollerball all over your skin after or instead of moisturiser. Now, I use this at night before bed, as it does make your skin look very shiny when you apply it, but this only lasts about an hour, then the oil soaks in while you sleep and you wake up with the most beautiful moisturised skin, this is a WIN for winter, I can't get enough of it!!!

And I also received the Maybelline baby lips, again, LOVE for winter! I've never had a lip balm that lasts so long!!!

I also have the birch box for this month, so I will update you all when i've taken some lovely photos for you all.

That's all for now,

Ciao Bella,


Today is a good day. A very good day in fact. Me and my boyfriend were just looking round TK Maxx when he noticed a stunning Ralph Lauren shirt for himself, I then proceeded to moan about how I can never find anything decent in TK Maxx. I was wrong of course. I guess it's normally because the good things always get snapped up straight away, that and I clearly don't look properly!

I found this absolutely beautiful Ralph Lauren Riding Jacket style blazer. I didn't even look at the price, I just tried it on, and it was one of them moments where you find yourself in pure comfort, and you just don't want to take it off. Until I looked at the price, £100.....I just don't even have that kind of money to spend on a jacket!!!! But I just couldn't let go......I thought about all the reasons why I should get it, and ended up persuading myself. It's bad. I know, but what if I told you it was reduced from £620? Yeah, that's what I thought. Anyways, after faffing around for ages, my boyfriend decided to go halfs with me for an early christmas present, and the next thing I knew, it was mine!!!

The photos aren't the best because the lighting in my house it just shocking, but i'm so in love with this jacket!!! It is custom tailored and honestly, fits me like nothing ever has before. I think if you love something that much, you have to have it...right?

I've also put a lot of things on my Ebay, they all have 4 days left and most start at 99p, so grab a bargain here
That's all for now, let me know if you've ever found a bargain like this!!!
Ciao bella

So it's not new news to most of you that Isabel Marant is releasing a collection for H&M which comes to stores this week. For the most part I think the collection is beautiful, but it's not all personally things i'd wear. Some of it to me looks a little bit too old for me personally, don't get me wrong, they're all lovely items, but some things looked a bit work wear esque!

Here i've compiled a few images on my favourite items from the collection:

The jackets/coats are stunning, and this jumper looks so cosy and warm for the winter, and don't even get me started on the red leather trousers, they are one of my favourite items from the collection!
Personally, if I had to pick my two favourite, I would pick the bottom two, as they are just so classy and would go with everything!!

What do you guys think? Do you like the collaboration? What pieces do you like best?

Don't forget if you want to follow my Uni work and fashion illustration blog you can do so here!
That's all for now!
Ciao Bella,
Tash x

Today I am doing a post on What I am wearing to Amsterdam Fashion Week as I was kindly invited to enter by the lovely team at Fashion Chick. If you don't know what Fashion Chick is, it is a fashion and style website, including blog posts, trend updates, style inspiration, and the best of it is you can shop through the website. Now I know you're probably thinking 'eh, shop? so what you can do that anywhere?' 
But no, not like this. Through Fashion Chick you can say what you want, and it will show you everything it possibly has on its site from all different shopping websites, making it easy to compare prices, items, whatever you want!!

So anyways, back to the post. Here are my ideas on what I am wearing to Amsterdam Fashion Week, this is of course, providing I don't think of anything better nearer the time (unlikely).

I've never been to Amsterdam, and providing all the rumours are true, January over there is COLD. So of course I don't want to be bounding around in a teeny tiny skirt barely able to walk, think of practicality as well as fashion people!! So first off I paired this Drop dead gorgeous jumpsuit from Topshop with a pair of stunning black and gold heels, and a black cossack hat, whoever said navy and black don't go? Obviously not me. A simple black skinny belt and gold statement necklace to finish this look off!

Second I paired a tight leather jacket with a lovely fur gilet over the top, the same shoes as previous, a pair of skinny tapered high waisted trousers, and of course, a fedora hat.

If you want to get this look, but don't want these exact items, get over to Fashion Chick and type in what you want, and it will give you hundreds of choices!! 

That's all for now,
Ciao Bella!
Tash x

If you want to enter this competition yourself do so here!! Good luck! :)

Today I thought I would just do a small post to show you what I have been getting up to lately, here are some of my own fashion illustrations for you to feast your beady eyes on, any feedback is of course appreciated.


Ciao Bella,

My own fashion illustrations!

by on November 01, 2013
Today I thought I would just do a small post to show you what I have been getting up to lately, here are some of my own fashion illustration...
Sarah Hankinson is one of my favourite fashion illustrators of all time, her work is a contrast between simplicity and pops of colour, bringing out the most important details of the image.

Sarah is based in Australia and studied illustration and graduated in 2004, and since then has worked for brands and companies such as Impulse body spray, Target and Yen magazine. As she says, her work 'captures the pulse of modern style with her classic illustrations, which pair soft splashes of colours and meticulous line work to portray surface and depth, control and impulse, form and silhouette. Her work balances light and dark to create elegant and provocative illustrations drawn with a harmonious combination of traditional and mixed media techniques.'

My favourite aspect of her work is the simplicity, and the very sharp and precise line work. I love how so much can be put across by such a simplistic drawing with only a hint of colour. 

About Sarah:

Hankinson originally started within graphic design but then moved onto illustration where she really captured her love for drawing, painting and fashion and first started drawing when she was very young. Her work is mainly drawing, layered pencil with a hint of colour, and she loves to capture an essence of beauty within her work. She says that she tries 'to make each piece a balance of light and dark, thick and thin lines, empty and full space.' 

Her main love from fashion actually came from her mother. Her mother was a dressmaker and so growing up around fabric and clothes, fashion almost came as a second nature to her. Hankinsons inspiration comes beautiful photography, blogs, fabrics, colour combinations, and different cultures amongst many other things.

Her process:

'I use a dangerously sharp 2b greylead pencil to draw the model on a soft watercolour paper and then I bring in a coloured medium to add interest to the piece. After scanning the image I play around with the curves and layers in photopshop to adjust the contrast.'

Sarah's work to me captures the essence of beauty, femininity and art within fashion. It brings our attention to specific details and helps us to understand the mood of a piece. If you want to check out her work further you can do so here, or here, and you can also purchase prints of her work here

That's all for now!
Ciao Bella,

Tash x

Today I am doing a post a little bit different to normal, I am going to talk about an artist that I see as an inspiration in fashion illustration, and illustration in general.

I first noticed Carne Griffiths when I started studying fashion illustration as part of my course, and got instantly attracted by his individual and original style. I haven't really seen much like this before, which is what originally attracted me to his work, I then found myself trying to work out how he created this images, which led me onto a completely different aspect to why I love his work.

 These images are from Carnes website, you can check it out here.

Carne uses a variety of mediums throughout his illustrations, mainly including many different liquids. Some of these include ink, tea and Alcohol (normally vodka or Brandy.) Have you ever heard of artwork being created from tea and alcohol?! This is completely new to me! 

Carne also is interested by the way lines can be manipulated, which is clearly visible in his work. It is almost impossible to copy due to the way that each and every line, and every aspect of colour is different and depends on the mood he is trying to create. It appears as though a lot is made up of geometric shapes, and colour appears to shape the images in a way that I've never seen before.

As it says on his website:

"Images explore human, geometric and floral forms, in a combination of both literal and abstract translation and in response to images and situations encountered in daily life. Images are recorded in a dreamlike sense onto the page where physical boundaries are unimportant. His work creates a journey of escapism which focuses on scenes of awe and wonder, projecting a sense of abandonment and inviting the viewer to share and explore this inner realm."

Carne now sells his work independently, after previously working for many companies and employers, including film, theatre and fashion. He also does charity work, selling prints at auction to raise money for certain charities. 

Unlike most artists, he also gives ALL customers the opportunity to buy his work, through postcards that he creates, and also prints. Ranging from as cheap as £6 through to work in the hundreds.

I strongly recommend checking out his work, and if you would like to buy and of the postcards and prints, you can do so through his shop, here, or also through his Etsy shop here.

If you like posts like these, please follow my other blog that I have started for Uni, where I will be doing more posts like these, and also posts on fashion illustration, designs, and my own work, along with plenty of other things, you can follow here.

That's all for now! 
Ciao Bella!
Tash x
So a few of you might be wondering where I went and why I haven't done a blog post in so long. It's because I started Uni at the end of September, (studying fashion if you wanted to know) and I have just been so busy! Working is also quite hard when you're a full time student, some might say it's easy, but when you do Uni 5 days a week and work 3 days a week, with homework on top and trying to have a social life, it can get pretty overwhelming! But i've got on top of my coursework and now i'm back, I promise!!

So let's get on with the review:

Now you may have seen my Nars Sheer Glow review, (if you haven't you can see it here.) I do still think that Nars Sheer Glow is good, but it is definitely no where near as good as this foundation, and considering the price difference, I will not be buying Nars Sheer Glow again unless I run out and want to use it for a night out!! Here's why;

The Bourjois healthy mix, let's call it BHM for short, is lightweight and does not clog pores, it is also brilliant at giving a flawless finish, a lot like the sheer glow in the sense that it has a nice glow as opposed to being matte, but doesn't make your skin oily.

Sorry for the terrible lighting, the lighting in my new house is terrible!

So I'm going to rate this out of 10 on all the common questions asked about foundation:

- Coverage - 6/10, not bad, but not heavy, light to medium I would say. It covers enough but you can still see my dark freckles through.
- Texture - 10/10, this feels so lightweight and almost feels like water to apply!
- Smell - 7/10, I like the smell, it smells very fresh, but it definitely DOES HAVE a smell and I know some people don't like that.
- Price, £10 isn't bad at all! 9/10!

Hope you enjoyed this post, and I also have a new blog for Uni as well as this one, follow me here, this will include all my work, fashion illustrations, art work etc! I will be following all followers back! I also have a new twitter for Uni too, follow me here, I will, again, follow all back!!

Ciao Bella!


Recently, a brand called Choies, you can check them out here, sent me this jacket, and I was a bit unsure at first about what the quality would be like and whether I would actually like it on me, as I'm a bit funny with shapes. I honestly believe that everything is out to get me, and trying to make me look completely out of proportion, but I can honestly say that this fit me perfectly and is so comfy and warm. Perfect for Winter when you're just not feeling a massive coat!!

I love the leather sleeves, and the contrast between fabric and texture, and I think that it makes a nice change from a standard leather jacket.

I will also say though that I am a size 8-10 and the size small fits me perfectly, however if I was any bigger at all, this would not have fit in the arms, as the arms are quite small.

The jacket is $75.99 and you can purchase this here, the top is a basic cami from Topshop and the jeans are joni jeans from Topshop, they can both be found here and here, and the boots are by daisy street and can be found here.

That's all for now!
Ciao Bella

THE Jacket.

by on September 28, 2013
Recently, a brand called Choies, you can check them out  here , sent me this jacket, and I was a bit unsure at first about what the quality...
When I first bought the Porefessional primer, I fell in love, and I realised that nothing would ever compare as I have bought so many primers and nothing has worked as well. I did however run out, and thought I would just buy a cheaper alternative until I got paid. This is where the Seventeen, Photo Flawless Primer came in.

With it's silicone base, much like the Benefit version I thought i'd give it a go.

This is what the Seventeen version looks like. You can tell that I've had it a little while, a little while being a month, and the writing is already wearing away on the front.
The image on the left is Benefit Porefessional, and the image on the right is Seventeen photo flawless primer. You can see from these photos that the porefessional appears smoother, and I also rubbed some into my hand on both images and the Porefessional already seems to work better even just on my hand.

All I really want from a primer, is minimized pores, smooth skin, and something that my make up would sit well on top of.
I chose this one and I was impressed, it really is a very very good primer. I do prefer the Benefit Porefessional though, and I am still using this one most days, but this Seventeen is a good alternative for when I run out. So here are my pros and cons:

Benefit Porefessional:
Pros - Flawless finish when make up is applied after,
          Ultra soft skin
          Pores are minimised,
          Super cute packaging,
          More product than Seventeen.

Cons - Price tag (I don't mind spending much on a primer that I know is going to work well but I can't afford it all the time)

Seventeen Photo Flawless Primer:

Pros - It does fill in pores

Cons - Skin can feel a little gritty after using, and if you use it over moisturiser it will flake a little
           packaging - I know this isn't a major big deal, but when you see the packaging of Benefits                      version, you would much rather have the Benefit version in your make up drawer.

What would you prefer? Price, or Quality? and does packaging make a difference to you?
Ciao Bella,

I am aware that there are numerous reviews on this product, it seems to be a holy grail product in the bloggersphere, and although i'm late on jumping on the bandwagon, I wanted to try it anyway, as I'm still searching for that perfect foundation. I mean I love my MAC, but recently I've had problems with it oxidising, so I thought i'd give myself a break and try something new, introducing, NARS Sheer Glow!
With a hefty price tag of £30.50, I was a little bit reluctant to try this as I just didn't want to part with that amount of cash, but i'm glad I did.
This foundation really does the job and looks flawless on first application. I would say that it is definitely a medium coverage as I find the coverage as good as my MAC Studio Fix, however it is buildable into a full coverage if you so wish.

Let me also say that my skin type is normal-combination-oily, if there ever was just a thing. I find my T-Zone get's oily throughout the day (mainly my chin and around the edges of my nose) and the rest of the time it is pretty normal, but this changes on a daily basis for me, I tend to change skin types every day! This foundation however adapts to this perfectly, I would say it isn't good for VERY oily skin as I found that it does seem to slip of my face a bit, even after using a primer.

Like I said, it does slip off my face a fair bit and seems to join in all the cracks in my skin after a few hours, which I guess is expected as I work in a hot environment, however as it is such a nice lightweight texture, I can just buff this in again and it will be absolutely fine.

I do find that it doesn't work well with a powder, but maybe that's just the powder i'm using, i'm not sure.
It does give my skin an extremely flawless finish though, and I think as soon as I get a setting spray it will be absolutely perfect!!

Any ideas of a good (non expensive) setting spray?! I'd love to know!

The colour I use is Mont Blanc, and I am between an NC15 and NW15 in MAC. 

That's all for now, I'd love to know of any good setting sprays you have used, and also any other holy grail foundations!!

Ciao Bella

NARS Sheer Glow review

by on September 08, 2013
I am aware that there are numerous reviews on this product, it seems to be a holy grail product in the bloggersphere, and although i'm l...
This whole outfit is Primark, and is quite frankly one of my favourite outfits for AW13. You've probably all seen the big fluffy jumpers floating around in the likes of Topshop and Asos at the moment, but Primark have just brought out their version into the store near me and I can tell you now, this is the comfiest and softest fluffy jumper I have tried on. I'm just a little worried about washing it, as I don't want it to come out the wash and all the fluff will have disappeared!! I'm thinking this could be a possible first day of Uni outfit:

The jumper was £10, Leggings were £7, Necklace was £4 and the boots were £20.
Not bad for a whole outfit if you ask me!! The leggings are also beautiful and the print is not clearly shown here so here it is close up:

The jumper also came in various colours. If I remember rightly I saw black, pink and blue.
I chose the cream because of how beautiful it looks with the leggings and whole outfit, and I also bought a black fluffy cardigan the other day (outfit post coming soon)
When I bought this I thought that it may be hard to style and considered maybe doing a way to wear post, so if you would like a "way to style fluffy jumpers" post, let me know in the comments and i'll be sure to do one.
That's all for now! 
Ciao Bella


A whole Primark outfit.

by on September 06, 2013
This whole outfit is Primark, and is quite frankly one of my favourite outfits for AW13. You've probably all seen the big fluffy jumper...
Recently I've been tagged in this post by a few different people so I thought I may as well give it a go! I've never really done a tag before so why not!
Would you rather lose all your mascaras, eyeliners, lipsticks and lipglosses, or all your eyeshadows and palettes?

Definitely eyeshadows and palettes, I use them a lot but no where near as much as the other stuff!!

Would you rather chop off all your hair or never be able to cut it again?
Never be able to cut it again!
I want my hair to grow as it is!!

Would you rather have a coral cheek or a pink cheek?
Pink.  Definitely pink. Pink just looks better on me than peach!

If you had £1000 to spend, Would you rather buy clothes or makeup?
I wish I could split it! But clothes, because I’m starting Uni soon and need some new clothes!

Would you rather apply lipstick as eyeliner, or eyeliner as lipstick?
Eyeliner as lipstick!!! Think of all the colours you can buy, plus I guess it’s just like a lipliner in a sense!

Would you rather only shop at MAC or Sephora?
MAC, we don’t have Sephora here.

Would you rather only use one eyeshadow colour or one lip colour for the rest of your life?
Hmmmm, one eyeshadow colour as I don’t wear eyeshadow as often as lipstick!

Would you rather wear winter clothes in summer or summer clothes in winter?
Winter in summer, it’s rarely hot here and I like layers in the winter anyways, so I’d just take layers off in the summer!

Would you rather dark nails or bright nails all year round?
I wear a lot of dark colours so that would be fine for me!

Rather give up your favourite lip product or your favourite eye product?
Favourite lip as I find decent lipsticks easy to get hold of, but decent eye products are hard to come across.

Would you rather only be able to wear your hair in a pony tail or a messy bun?
Messy bun all the way, I don’t really wear ponytails.

Would your rather never being able to paint your nails again or never use lipgloss?
Never use lipgloss. I hardly use it as it is!

Would you rather shave your eyebrows and have none at all? or sharpie them in everyday?
 Oooosh hard, I would NEVER sharpie my eyebrows so I guess have none, and never leave the house.

Would you rather live without makeup or nail polish?
Nail polish. I don’t actually wear it that often. I’m too impatient.
I tag you all to do this!! :) Ciao Bella
Tash x

Tag: Would you rather?

by on September 06, 2013
Recently I've been tagged in this post by a few different people so I thought I may as well give it a go! I've never really done a t...
I know i've already done a casual outfit build with this fur gilet, but I may well be going out on friday for a few drinks, so I started to put together an outfit I may well wear, so here it is:

Burgandy midi dress by Topshop, Basic black court heels from Dorothy Perkins, and my fur gilet from a charity shop.
I know a lot of you like my outfit building posts so I thought i'd let you in on this one! It's a bit early in the year for me to be wearing fur, but I just love this outfit, and in all fairness, it's starting to get a bit cooler outside, and it isn't really all that sunny either!!

That's all for now! Ciao Bella,

Outfit building, an evening out.

by on August 26, 2013
I know i've already done a casual outfit build with this fur gilet, but I may well be going out on friday for a few drinks, so I starte...
About a week or so ago I bought this top from Topshop, without even really deciding what to wear it with, but I thought, hey, it's white, it's simple, it will go with anything, and £6 for a top in Topshop?! That's insane, and to make it even better, it is now 2 for £10, which to me is perfect for those staple pieces that you really don't want to spend much money on. The throw away pieces, that just look good with anything!

So I decided just to keep it simple, black tube/pencil skirt in a jersey material as well as the top. A chunky gold chain necklace, belt with some gold studs to tie the necklace into the outfit and some chelsea boots to stop it looking TOO casual and sloppy. 

How gorgeous is this picture of my necklace?!
These outfit is honestly the comfiest outfit, it really is! I might even chuck a pair of white frilly socks in the boots just to tie the white in with the rest of the outfit. I love keeping looks simple and chic, and I'm a major fan of the monochrome look!!

You can buy the top here, and the skirt here, and they literally have both of these in every colour!! The boots can be found here.

Ciao bella


by on August 24, 2013
About a week or so ago I bought this top from Topshop, without even really deciding what to wear it with, but I thought, hey, it's whit...

1. New Vans the boyf bought me <3 2. Mary Kate and Ashley "influence" book. 3. New tattoo I got for my birthday! 4. The coolest pyjama leggings ever, and only a fiver from Primarni! 5. Teen Vogue 6. Flowers from the boyf <3 7. All black everything, ootd. 8. New work attire! 9. My favourite necklace ever!

I am so busy at the moment with Uni, I start in about a month and have a massive summer project to do, but I promise that I won't be neglecting good old blogger!! I just may only be able to do a couple of posts a week!

Ciao Bella,
Tash x

August in photos

by on August 23, 2013
1. New Vans the boyf bought me <3 2. Mary Kate and Ashley "influence" book. 3. New tattoo I got for my birthday! 4. The cooles...
Massive CONGRATULATIONS to Laura Seed for winning my Maybelline giveaway!!! I've sent you an email, be sure to check it out! And I will be doing another giveaway come 200 followers!! :)

Thank you for all your support to everyone on my blog, every comment, like, follow means the world to me!!

That's all for now,
Ciao bella,

This is only a quick one today as I received my Tangle Teezer compact styler! I've never used a Tangle Teezer before but I quickly decided I needed to jump on the bandwagon with this and give it a try, seeing as I have extensions and they are such a pain to brush out when you get out the shower, as I am forever trying not to pull them out at the same time!

Here is what the Tangle Teezer compact styler looks like:

How cute is it? Pink and black is brilliant, it looks great in my handbag, is not to small but is not too big, and the little protective cover over the bristles so they don't get damaged in your handbag is fantastic. You can buy one of these here.

I tested this on wet and dry hair, and it is unbelievable! I never really got the hype when it first started, I didn't really understand what it did, but now I do. I have always hated my hair being brushed, I always moaned that it hurt, but this is so gentle it doesn't even feel like you are brushing your hair. It is fantastic for extensions for this reason exactly, no tugging on the extensions, no breaking the hair and pulling all the hair out, just brilliant. I don't think I will ever be using another hairbrush again! I need to buy more of these.

Let me know if you've tried a Tangle Teezer and what you think! 
Also don't forget to enter my giveaway here! Only 6 days left!
Ciao bella,

I have always been into fashion and styling, and recently I've found myself doing a lot of outfit building, not specifically for my blog or anything like that, but just because I enjoy doing it, and I like to have outfits in mind when I want to wear a specific item!

I thought that I would start posting outfit builds on here, as a lot of people have been asking me to do style posts, I just haven't had the time lately with work, but i'm going to be doing a lot more from now on, I promise!!

People have been asking to see how I would style my new Primark cut out boots, so I thought that would be my starting point. I also bought a beautiful fur (not real) gilet from a charity shop for 99p the other day! I'm so excited to start wearing it, I love Autumn Winter fashion!

Primark cut out boots - £20, Topshop grey tube skirt - £20, Sheer shirt - Unbranded, charity shop, any cream or beige long sleeve shirt would look lovely! Faux fur Gilet - 99p - Charity shop.

This is also another outfit from the other day:
Topshop Striped Tee - £16 ( I rolled the sleeves up myself as they are very long) Topshop leather leggings - £18, Asos Rose gold chunky chain necklace - (sold out but you can get a similar on in gold from Topshop for £12.50 here)

Let me know if you like these kind of posts and if there are any requests on how you would like to see me style certain things, just post a comment or email me and i'll be sure to start doing them!

Check out my Maybelline Giveaway here! 8 days left!

Ciao Bella