Friday, 28 February 2014

Harry Potter Studio Tour

Hi All,

A few weeks back I went to the Harry Potter Studio's in London so thought I would share some photos with you.

Around 2 years ago now I went to Harry Potter World in Florida which is absolutely incredible. If you haven't been to any of them I recommend going!!! They are both quite different, London is very much props & parts of the set whereas Florida has been built so you can walk into Hogwarts, Shops and down Diagon Alley, which is amazing and very surreal.

London studios was fantastic as you got to see the effort that went into the films, you don't realise there is so much to do!

Anyway the best way to share my experience of the day is through photo's I snapped along the way. So I hope you enjoy them!

The cupboard under the stairs
Uniforms in the Great Hall
All the main character's costumes
In infamous Weasley car
All the wands!
I thought this was the cutest photo's of them!
Diagon Alley
The sweet shop in Diagon Alley
Almost lifesize model of Hogwarts
Props Department
A motorised Buckbeak
Dumbledore in his office 
Making potions in class
Chamber of Secrets
Props Department

If you haven't been yet, I would definitely recommend going. Prices are reasonable and you even get on a Harry Potter themed bus!!

Let me know if you've been and what you thought of it?

Cya x

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Matilda The Musical

Hi lovelies,

Me and my sister and HUGE Matilda fans, so for her birthday recently I got us both tickets to see Matilda the musical.

I know a lot of people who have been to see this and said it was EXCELLENT!

It did not disappoint..

If you haven't seen this already. GO SEE IT!

At first I was quite sceptical of this. If you've seen the movie/read the book, you'll know it's not a musical. However, they managed to incorporate so many songs whilst sticking to the original story.

Where Did I See It?
I saw Matilda at Cambridge Theatre in Covent Garden and they decorated the inside of the Theatre beautifully!! There were chalk boards everywhere and it really had a school like feel which I thought was very amusing.

I paid for dress circle tickets for me and my sister as I wanted to get a good view & they were pretty expensive but worth it!!

What Was It Like?
The production and the show was BRILLIANT!! So so good! The actors were fantastic, especially Matilda! For a young girl she was amazing. I know there MANY Matilda's and we had Lollie. 

If you have seen the performance, the stand out scene for me was the Alphabet one. It was SO cleverly put together!

I wasn't allowed to take photos during the performance for obvious reasons, but I took a photo of the stage which was decorated with hundreds of books and looked amazing.

Coming out of this musical, made me miss going to the Theatre so much. I used to go a lot when I was younger, but not so much anymore. I definitely want to see more!

If you haven't heard of this musical before, he's a clip of a performance on Children In Need:

Have any of you seen Matilda the Musical yet? 

What's your favourite musical?

Cya x

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

My Ombre Hair

Hi All,

Since my last blog post about my BaByliss Curl Secret I have had a lot of questions about my hair.

If you have seen this post, you will know I have extremely long ombre hair and a lot of people have taken an interest in it so I thought I would do a post on it.

I wanted to dip dye my hair for ages before I finally did it!

My natural hair is mousy brown, the same colour as it is at the top currently but I always thought this was a bit plain.

I have dyed by hair blonde and chocolate brown before but the blonde washed me out too much so I decided I only wanted it at the ends.

Ombre is a perfect combination as it is not as damaging as a full head of colour.

What I Used

  • I used Loreal's Wild Ombre in the No. 3 Shade. I used this as it was recommend by a friend who had a similar hair shade to me. This product was great and so easy to use! My friend actually did this for me as it's easier for someone else to do it rather than looking in the mirror and trying to gage where to put it.

How I Did It

  • This product comes with a brush to comb the dye into your hair with. This makes it so simple! 

  • I recommend getting someone else to do this for you the first time, but you can do it yourself after. 

  • The dye started just over half way down my hair. It is important this colour isn't in a block and it is different lengths to match natural tones.

How Long Have I Had It

  • I have had Dip Dyed hair for nearly a year now and have only had to do it 3 times. The first time I did it, it stayed on for around 40 mins and I did it again 3 days later for a further 30 mins to get it even blonder. I then left it for around 4 months before I did it again.

  • I'm surprised how long the dye has stayed, it has really stuck to my hair now and it's blended to such a nice natural colour.

My Ombre Hair March 2013

I have super super long hair, it's past hip length now! I get asked a lot how I maintain it but there's no secret really!

I have ALWAYS had long hair, never had short hair and it's also very thick. I'm pretty lucky with it actually.

The only issue with having such long hair is that is gets flat so I have to backcomb it quite a lot for it to get volume, and when I get volume, it's often been compared to a mane!! I love love love volume!

What I Use

  • To maintain my dip dye and stop damage I use John Frieda Moisturising Blonde Shampoo 
  • I use Gold GHD Straightens and for curls, BaByliss Curl Secret 
  • For hairspray I use Pantene Extra Strong to keep it volumised
  • I am a huge fan of dry shampoo and use Batiste original 

I hope this has been helpful for you and if you have any questions about maintaing, dying your hair, let me know!

Have you ever dyed your hair?

Cya x

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