I have my hands on a product from the OUAI product line created by Jen Atkin, hairstylist to Bella Hadid, the Kardashians/Jenners, Chrissy Teigen and many more. I wanted to buy everything, but I refrained and thought I should test out one product to start with to check if the hype is justified. I have started with the wave spray in the mini bottle. I have sort of shoulder length hair with lots of layers because its so thick- if you’re thinking shag, you’re bang on. I like to have a tousled, wind swept look which happens to be one of Jen Atkins well known styles which she creates using the wave spray to give the hair some texture.
So, for starters the product smells amazing, like a great perfume for your hair. It’s not at all a heavy smell or one that smells distinctly of anything particular, but it smells sophisticated in a fresh from the salon way. It’s important when applying it to have it a fair distance away from your head, so that the spritz isn’t too heavy on one area as this can make it clumpy and sticky. However, applied lightly over the hair, this spray is far less heavy and sticky feeling than any other I have tried before- this includes Bumble and Bumble surf spray. I applied it after curling my hair and before brushing it out to help retain just the right amount of tousled wave. I ruffled a little more through my hair before leaving the house. It’s definitely important not to go overboard otherwise it can spoil the light feel of the product.
I would definitely buy this product again and I’m really keen to try more from the OUAI hairline.
This year, I found ZARA’s summer collection rather uninspiring which is unusual for me as I can never normally visit and leave empty handed. With the arrival of the new pre fall collection however, it is clear ZARA is, in my opinion, back on track in the fashion stakes. I’ve already ordered the distressed cricket style jumper, and these other items are also very, very tempting…
Distressed Navy Cricket Jumper
Leather Jacket with cream trim coming soon
Cat Print Top & Trousers
Shop ZARA new collection
Topshop answered my shoe dreams with these black sandals, also available in a soft pink, as they are similar to the amazing Ganni Sandals but with a good heel and affordable price tag!
These trousers were a bit of an impulse purchase, but the potential to feel like I’m in a 90s girl group was too much to resist. They are also on sale, so no guilt here.
Topshop, REEF Fringe Satin Sandals
Gestuz, Milla Camo Pants
Sol de Janeiro, Brazilian Bum Bum Cream, £18– For a peachy bum on the beach this summer you need this cream. It’s enhanced with guarana, a native Amazonian plant that is one of the most potent forms of caffeine on the planet – perfect for stimulating circulation and keeping posteriors at their smoothest.
Mio, Body Brush, £14.50 – For anyone with cellulite or jiggly bits that they would like a little smoother and firmer this product is perfect. I have been using this body brush for a month now and have notice my skin feels smoother and firmer. I also find the process of brushing itself quite therapeutic!
OUAI, Rose Hair and Body Oil, £25– Though it seems to be selling out everywhere I really want to get my hands on this product. I have yet to try any products from the OUAI range (fun fact Ouai translates roughly to YASS in french) but I love Jen Atkins styling and the brands aesthetic.
Brazilian Bum Bum Cream
Mio Body Brush
OUAI Rose Hair & Body Oil
Ones I have been following for a long time so you know there’s consistency too! These are my favourite for if I’m struggling with outfits or ideas and I need a quick glance over someones page for some ideas/inspiration.
Freja Wewer- Super cool, she’s got the blonde hair I dream of having and a great mix of clothing from high and low priced stores so great to get some outfit steals.
V.ri0t- Great mix of imagery with plenty of throwback pics, all embracing the female form. Saturday night vibes.
Yan Yan Chan- Really easy, simple dressing but given little twists or quirks that make it perfect for taking ideas from as you’ll more than likely have something similar. I also love her own styling work and projects with other brands.
Naomi Shimada- Just fucking fun. Seems completely happy in her own skin, dresses for herself and she keeps it bright and groovy. A breath of fresh air, I love it.
Veneda Budny- Sort of similar to Freja in style, but is perhaps slightly more street. She has great taste in music as well as clothes. She’s almost too cool.
Camille Rowe-Bel- Babe. LA, jeans and t-shirt, say no more.
Soki Mak- Creative Director & Stylist at Paper Magazine. She takes a look alllllll the way. Her accounts fun, creative and has a sense of humour which makes it not at all pretentious.
Freja Weber & Veneda Budny
Yan Yan Chan
This weekend I’m going to a garden party- bring on the Aperol Spritz- and so I thought I would do an edit of my favourite pieces available at the moment for a summer party or event. Hope it provides some inspiration, for me if no one else!
Shopping links are below.
LPA Top 147
Realisation Violette Dress
Reformation Kelsey Dress
& Other Stories Skirt
Topshop Balloon Sleeve Dress
LPA Top 147
Réalisation Violette Dress
Reformation Kelsey Dress
& Other Stories Skirt
Topshop Balloon Sleeve Wrap Dress
I am obsessed with Yolke’s pyjama sets, they are slumber party perfection and more than that they are so easy to sneak into every day and look stylish. I have four pieces from the brand, one of which is in the stages of delivery -internal girly squeals-. All the prints are really pretty and vary from more traditional stripes to bright florals, some more prime for being daywear than others. I think the absolute best thing has to be the fabric. I purchased my first trousers and shorts from the brand nearly 4 years ago now and they are still in fab condition. The fabrics stretch means they retain their original shape and don’t crease when worn, whilst still having all the beauty of silk nightwear. Below are a few of my favourite styles, the deco palm is the trousers I have on order, and all the shopping links are below.
Black & White Stripe
Shop Water Lilies
Shop Black & White Stripe
Shop Deco Palm