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Thursday, 29 January 2015

THX Spiralicious Bubble Wand - Beauty Review


I was so excited to try out this cool piece of hair styling kit. It might look like a slightly odd contraption but the Bubble wand from THX is designed to give you either tousled waves or spiral curls depending upon where you place your hair and is so unique I was looking forward to testing it out.

Included in the box is the wand itself with extra long 3m rotating cord and a heat glove too. The wand takes 3 minutes to heat up which is a little while and has no varying heat settings but once hot your good to go.

There are two ways you can use the wand. The first is to use the clamp by clamping the ends of your hair and then twist the hair onto the wand or you can wrap the hair round the wand starting at the top and holding the end of your hair using the heat glove. I opted for the latter.
Plus if you wrap your hair round the bubble sections you get tousled waves or wrap round the smaller sections and get tighter spirals. I tended to wrap the top of my hair round the bubble and then the lower and ends of my hair around the narrow sections.


The wand gave a real tousled look. Above is my whole head curled with no brushing out and I really liked the effect on my short hair.

The last two photos are after a gentle brush through of the curls and I do like the soft waves the curler leaves you with.
I found the wand really easy to use and I really did like the style of curls it gave me, I think it would be even better on long hair as the wand is quite long so theres plenty room to wrap the hair around it. Plus I think at £25 the THX Bubble wand has a really brilliant price tag. Another plus is that its quite light so I'm planning on packing it this weekend for my trip to London.
My only criticisms would be the slow heat up time compared to other curlers and the lack of variable temperature, however I found the heat level to be perfect so it wasn't a problem for me.
All in all I'm really happy with the wand and I reckon it might get more use than my current one as I like it a lot more and I reckon I'd like to try some of the other THX products too to see if they are equally as good.
Have you tried any THX Hair styling tools??

Friday, 23 January 2015

Haul Video - What I Bought In The January Sales

Today's post is just a quick one to say that my first ever YouTube video has gone live. Its a January sale Haul, featuring everything I bought in the sales inlcuding Primark, Asos, New Look and lots of jewellery too.
Watch it below or on my YouTube channel here
I hope you enjoy it, please do subscribe to see more of my videos and hope you all have an amazing weekend.

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

To Zara or not Zara - Outfit Post

Coat - Next* (Similar here)
Jumper dress- Zara
Boots - Dorothy Perkins*
Necklace - Miss Selfridge sale
Bag - Warehouse

I've had these piuctures on my computer for a while, they're from last year before I went to some press days in London. I decided after a bit of humming and ahhing that I would share them on here as i do really love this outfit.
This jumper style dress I picked up Zara last year and I worn it quite a few times and pretty much every time with my beautiful Next camel coat. This really has been my favourite coat this Winter, I love the shape and the colour so much and I gonna be really sad when it gets too warm to wear it!
Zara wise, I've never been someone who shops there alot. Partly because they don't have one where I live but also because I never really went in when I did spot a store. I know lots of bloggers love Zara and I guess thats why I have ventured in more to see what all the fuss was about and I have bought a few items from there over the last few months. I picked up this dress for about £30 I think, which is ok as its really lovely quality actually, but most recently my purchases have been sale buys including a lovely jumper for £17 and last year I got a lovely pair of ripped jeans in the sale too.
Are you a big Zara fan or have you never purchased anything there?? I'd love to know.

Monday, 19 January 2015

Black & Grey - Outfit Post

Long cardi - Primark
Jeans - Matalan
Over the knee boots - Fashion Union
Another day, another pair of over the knee boots. This pair from Fashion Union are so lovely, so much so that I've popped my other pair on Depop as this pair win hands down for me. Part of the reason is I have quite skinny legs and this pair fit and hug my legs perfectly plus I much prefer the suede material rather than my leather pair. These boots seem to be out of stock but they do have these boots same style but leather fabric
The top and gorgeous necklace are from the lovely a ladies at Wallis. This necklace is so stunning in the flesh, it really sparkles and is so heavyweight. I spotted it on their instagram and fell in love. If you follow me on Instagram you might have seen some of the pictures of what you can expect to see in Wallis for Spring Summer 15. Trust me it looks great, so many stunning pieces and some really exciting shoes and accessories too.
This weekend was quite a domestic one really with so much tidying and sorting. I listed a few things on Depop and also plan to list on eBay too. And I have to list lots of my vintage bridal jewellery and homemade jewellery from my business Bang On Vintage. I closed it down last year when I decided I only had time for one out of the blog and the shop and chose the blog. Its a little bit sad but there's no point it all sitting and gathering dust. I'm probably going to list it all on eBay, I just hope at least some brides buy some of it for their special day, not dealers who will then sell it on for three times the price.
Plus I also started editing my Youtube January sale haul post. I wanted it live by now but I got so into tidying and sorting that I haven't finished it, so stay tuned this week for it. I've also got some crafty DIY posts coming your way over the next couple of weeks.
I'd love to know what kind of posts you like to see on Bang On Style or indeed which you'd like to see more of?? Do let me know in the comments.

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Recreate Celeb Style - The Golden Globes 2015

My recreate celeb style posts used to be some of my most popular posts on the blog and one of my blog resolutions for 2015 was to do more of them again this year. What better way to start than with this weeks Golden Globes. 
So here are my High Street suggestions for recreating some of the best looks from Sundays Red Carpet.

Emma Stone
I loved Emma Stones embellished Lavin jumpsuit it was a gorgeous choice for her. This Sequin Bustier Jumpsuit is a beautiful embellished piece from Michelle Keegan's collection at Littlewoods and has that lovely balance of masculine and pretty.

Jessica Chastain
Jessica was most definitely channeling Jessica Rabbit in this stunning metallic Versace number. If you love the gold foil texture of this look try this Biba Foil Maxi Dress from House of Fraser.

Amy Adams
Some people were divided on their opinions on Amy's asymmetric Versace dress but I just loved the pale blue colour and the pleating detail. This Anoushka G dress at House of Fraser is a perfect match for this dress in its shape and it comes in 4 colours if pale blue isn't your shade!

Sienna Miller
Sienna's Miu Miu dress was hands down my favourite of the night. I loved the detailing on it, the stunning mess back and the plunge neck with her cropped blonde bob were all pretty much perfection to me. Sadly this dress is pretty hard to match but this Needle & Amp dress at Asos has some of the feel of Siennas dress with its boho beaded embellishments and blush and silver tones.

Emily Blunt
A great spot on match here for Emily Blunts white Michael Kors dress, with its keyhole detail and wrap bodice this Asos Pleated maxi is a snip of the price too.

Lena Dunham
Now Lena's dress was not my favourite of the night. I love the colour but its so ill fitting on her I'm not sure it does her any favours. However this Asos Premium Cut Out Midi dress has an amazing shape to it with its full skirt and also is a gorgeous red colour too.

Michelle Monagh
Michelle's Jason Wu dress is quite a simple and classic choice but I love the intricate beading detail. This Debut at Debenhams sequin cami dress has some of that amazing detail and is half price in the sale too!!

Hope you enjoyed my Recreate Celeb style post - which look was your favourite from the Golden Globes??
Photo credits - FashionSizzle, Huffington Post, US Magazine

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