I recently received the most amazing gift package! ghd was already my favourite brand for straighteners, my first hair styler (which I shared with my mum) was ghd and I’ve been unable to find any brand whose flat iron quite matches up. Fortunately ghds come with a 2 year guarantee and need replacing less often than that, so despite being expensive in comparison to other brands, price per use they probably work out much better value. It isn’t just me who loves ghd: the company was voted as a Coolbrand for 2012 by the Superbrands’ CoolBrands Initiative and won best life-changing product in the Fabulous 2012 Beauty Awards, as well as many more. ghd’s latest collection, the ‘Candy Collection’, is inspired by retro sweetshop favourites, and consists of the acclaimed IV professional styler in three super sweet colours: yellow, mint and violet. ghd was kind enough to gift me the mint styler! (pictures from my gift package above and below)
Almost every girl loves mermaids and the SS12 trend for all things underwater-fantasy is the perfect opportunity to channel your inner Ariel. I’ve been in love with this Topshop Premium Silk Shimmer Pleated Dip Hem Skirt since it first came to my attention but at £65 I chose not to buy it. Luckily for me it’s now in the sale for £35 or £30 for petite and tall versions (I’m wearing petite), so I jumped at the chance! The skirt is 65% silk and 35% metallic fibre and so feels very luxurious as well as looking ultra girly and pretty. Here I’ve paired it with an equally feminine mint green sheer blouse bought years ago in Primark and some nude heels from Garage, but I also can’t wait to wear it a black button-up or white crop tee and black leather biker jacket to toughen it up a little too!