Shake it, break it, make it bounce.

my beauty essentials
Liquid eyeliner: £6.79, Bourjois Liner Clubbing. Concealer: c/o Benefit Fake Up. Lipstick: £14, MAC Ravishing. Eyebrow kit: £23, Benefit Brow-Zings, via Harvey Nichols Beauty Bazaar. Mascara: Soap and Glory Thick & Fast, free with Elle. Exfoliator: Boots Botanics Microdermabrasion Polish. BB Cream: £23, MAC Prep + Prime. Blusher: mum's Avon one from years ago. Cleanser: £15, Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish. Lip scrub: £5, Lush Bubblegum. Micellar cleansing water: c/o B01. Pore-reducer thing: free!, Benefit Pore-fessional. Lip balm: Vaseline. Shampoo and Conditioner: won in Duke of York Square's twitter competition, Liz Earle Botanical shine shampoo and conditioner. Base coat: Essei Rock Solid. Top coat: Essie good to go. Eye drops: £3.79, Optrex. Moroccan argan oil: £5, Organix. Final Shine spray and Straight and Smooth spray: c/o ghd. Day cream: Boots Botanics.

If I think I don't use that many products, then I don't understand how beauty bloggers can fit half their stuff in the bathroom! I tried (a long time ago) to do a review of liquid eyeliner, and I haven't been back since as I really don't think I know enough to give a reliable opinion. Although I love a bit o' cleanser (liz earle, I love you), I know what I like, and I stick to it, and the above photo is documentation of what I use on a daily (ish) basis. Whether it's something pretty like lipstick, or something basic like eye drops (no matter how good your lenses are, mine are from Optical Express, I think, never underestimate how much screens can frazzle your eyes), it's rare for new products to make it into my make up bag, and I rely on the few beauty blogs I do read, such as Kate's, to help me whenever I do decide it's about time to shake it up a bit. A while ago I got an email from Fran at Best British Bloggers who asked if I'd be interested in receiving a few hair styling products, and I thought I'd accept the challenge of creating a simple up do, if only to do more to my hair than wake up and flatten it with my hands. So, ladies (and gents, maybe), grab yourself a cuppa and a hairbrush, as I present to you the Iggy Azalea ponytail.

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one brush your hair. If you're anything like me, then this is Big Deal. Once that's out of the way, spray some heat defence spray in, and wait for it to dry.

quick easy hair
two straighten it. I personally work in layers from the nape of my neck till I reach the crown. Just make sure you get the bits that'll sit on the top of your head straight, so you don't have flyaways later.

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three 2:13.

how to create a perfect ponytail
four flip your head upside down and smooth your hair into a ponytail on the top of your head. Once upright, use a brush or comb, whatever's easiest, to make sure it isn't bumpy. Secure with a hairband.

autumn 2013 hair
five cover that bad boy in hairspray. Don't breathe, for health and safety reasons.

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six just add a touch of shine spray - it helps with the finer hairs that your hairspray didn't get.

iggy azalea hair how to
Ta-dah! This is possibly the simplest style you'll ever have to "create", and I've been doing it since I was about six and able to hold a hairbrush.


  1. Oh you are a super babe! Love your outfit too, it's a dream!
    I'm the same as you in that I never change my make up/skin care - I don't know how some Beauty Bloggers store all that stuff?! xo

  2. I'm a beauty product junkie - constantly chopping and changing! I blame working at a magazine with a beauty cupboard that give it all away! I would like to get some staples though!
    Looking chic Rebecca!

  3. I've acquired so many more products since I started blogging and I'm not even a beauty blogger! Love the hair do - I never used to wear my hair up but its been so hot this summer that an up-do is a must! x

  4. You're so lucky you can wear your hair pulled back like this, I just look like an alien (and I now totally have Bounce stuck in my head!) xxx

  5. Iggy has the best style, right? Your hair looks amaze like this, you look fab! I always think my face is too round for all my hair to be scraped back but I might give it a go! X

  6. love this! your blog is really great!

  7. This is the cuuuutest tutorial. You've got such great hair!

    Xo, Hannah

  8. awesome! love those shorts too <3 your hair is so nice x

  9. I think I've become addicted to eyedrops, I'm lik an eyedrop junkie. My whites must be pearly white...

    Is the benefit fakeup concealer any good? I'm off to new york soon and want to spend my money on cosmetics, just because I can.


  10. I love this. I love you. AH WHIP MA HAIR BACK AND FORTH AH WHIP MA HAIR BACK AND FORTH <3 Claire @ Jazzpad

  11. I love your hair, it always looks so shiny *jealous face*

    Maria xxx

  12. Your hair looks super cute like this.

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