Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Summer time

Summer arrived. It was on Monday. Its over now but was sweet for the whole 10 hours it lasted. After work we decided to go for some canal side beers along with the rest of Dublin. 
In summer spirit I wore my brightest item of clothing. A little jumper from Penny's (Primark) which only cost 6euro! I never find anything in Penny's so I was delighted to find something so nice. It was paired with old Topshop leather shorts and Vivienne Westwood flats. 

Please excuse my hair. I try to do some damage control Monday-Thursday every week. No back-combing, no heat and loads of treatments. So I had just shampooed and treated it and then left it to dry naturally. Also excuse my big hunched back in the last photo, my boyfriend doesn't care for making me look decent in photos. 

While its been raining since Monday its still quite warm so I've been making the most of it and wearing everything and anything I can without tights. Its now or never, all these pretty dresses have about one month until they get pushed to the back of the wardrobe again. Embrace the warmth.  


Monday, July 23, 2012

Instagram #2


First Row: Back-combing, Flower hair, dinner, JC shoe heaven at a shoot
Second Row: My 'D' bracelet, Hasso crushing me, Blessington lakes, Rufus Wainright
Third Row: Photo shoot clothes, Can't wear rings in work so I go crazy when I'm off, festival attire,  stamp from my favourite night out (WAR)
Fourth Row: Coddle, my first ever sushi (California rolls), New tattoo design, gift from my bf

Enjoy the sun


Thursday, July 19, 2012

Floral dress.

I went to see Rufus Wainwright last night, he played an outdoor gig in the beautiful surroundings of the Iveagh Gardens. I'm ridiculous for leaving everything until the last minute so was running late and, yet again, didn't get a chance to take any pictures. Its honestly beyond me how bloggers manage to take pictures so often!

Its almost the weekend!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The Holy Grail of Hair Treatments.

REDKEN extreme CAT. 

This is my first attempt at a little review. Not sure exactly what I'm supposed to write but I feel the world (or at least the readers of this blog) should know and use this product. I'll also try not to get too into the science part of it...I tend to over explain everything! 

I started using Cat spray about 8 months ago. Once a week, sometimes twice depending on how bad I've been treating my hair. Before I started with it, my hair was weak, unhealthy, lacklustre, and basically in bits from years of bleach tints and highlights. Now, my hair is noticeably stronger, ridiculously shiny and just healthy looking! 

So how does it work? Its a protein based treatment. So, in simple terms, hair is made up of protein and this works by penetrating into the core of the hair shaft rebuilding its strength, it also resurfaces the cuticle of the hair which makes your hair smooth and shiny. As it is protein treatment and not a conditioning treatment it doesn't leave your hair silky smooth like other treatments. In fact, my hair generally feels a bit straw like after using it. So a conditioner is needed afterwards. I always try to use a moisture treatment or conditioner afterwards like Redkens 'All soft', just so my hair gets both protein and moisture. 

Its quick and easy to use, just spray it in after shampooing (squeeze out excess water first). Roots and ends. Massage it in and leave for 3-7 minute, then rinse. I use it once or twice a week. I wouldn't use it any more than that as to much protein in your hair can actually be bad for it. 
I started noticing a difference in the strength and elasticity of my hair after a week or two, and a great shine a couple of weeks after that, but I've heard people say it works quicker for them. My hair was in such bad condition though! To me its a little hair miracle in a bottle. 

The only negative about it is the bottle itself. You need two hands to spray it and it always slips out of my hands!

The cheapest online stockist I could find was LookFantastic where its £12.60 for a 150ml bottle. Mine usually lasts about 3 months and my hair is quite long!

Hope I covered everything. Any other questions just ask!

p.s: I wasn't paid to say any of this or anything, I just really love this product.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Lace dress

Dress: UO, Jacket: A shop in Paris, Boots: Topshop

Hope everyone is having a good week. Mine is draaaagggginnnnggg! 

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Style Hunter Ireland

Like with every picture ever taken of me, my face looks shiny, pale and sick. I don't even have greasy skin so why does this happen? How do you all get normal looking photo faces?? Share your secrets please. 

Hope everyone is having a super weekend.

Sunday, July 1, 2012


First row L-R: My favourite hairstyle, Hasso on walkies, photoshoot, work outfit

Second row: Sunny sitting room, typical conversation with my boyfriend, more hair, Dans cup
Third row: My hat collection grows, Blonder Balyage, Favourite Irish flag from euros, HD brows
Fourth row: Medals from running the marathon, work outfit, Hasso & Dan, more hair

I'm addicted to Instagram. Its just like facebook because you can see whats going on in peoples lives but without the need to talk and socialize with people. 

Follow me at @Bezems and send me your names so I can stalk you too. :)
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