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Teach Yourself To Braid

Teach Yourself To Braid

Combine my love of braids with fashion illustrations and you are on to a winner, which is exactly what Kérastase have done with this handy free e-book filled with incredibly easy-to-do braid tutorials, complete with adorable illustrations by Jessica Durrant.

The ‘Couture Book of Braids’ features 30 different styles, from plaited ponytails to wraparound styles, beautiful beachy fishtails, and even those more complicated heidi-esque crown braids. There really is a braid for every occasion, from the first date to that summer festival, or just those good-to-know everyday braids.

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Summer Ready Legs & Floral Prints

Summer Ready Legs & Floral Prints

The scariest thing about summer dressing has to be that moment when it is too warm to wear tights, jeans, or your favourite tailored trousers, and you actually have to show the world your legs and the effects months of winter has had on them, which in my case means super dry legs. For me, confidence comes from three areas, whether my hair is doing OK, is my outfit flattering, and the added pressure in the summer whether my legs look toned and fuzz-free, I used to be bothered about them being tanned but I’m really embracing my pasty ways and factor 50! 

So when Braun invited me to a pampering day at the Rosewood London with yummy food, shopping, and a leg makeover by celebrity beautician and Braun ambassador, Nathalie Eleni on the itinerary as part of their Silk-Epil  9 campaign I jumped at the chance, any tips I can get on making my legs summer ready I’m totally there. 

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Getting Summer Ready With Braun Silk-Epil 9

Getting Summer Ready With Braun Silk-Epil 9

When it comes to hair removal I’m kind of a wuss and stuck in my ways, I’m all about running a hot bubble bath and using a razor to defuzz, as it is simple and easy to do. I’ve given waxing a go and granted yeah it doesn’t hurt but doing it yourself is messy and annoying I generally want to give up after one leg, then you have removal creams that so don’t work or maybe that’s because I’m too impatient to wait the allotted time, and then there are laser treatments and to be honest the at home versions are so pricey they aren’t worth it. So when Braun asked if I would like to test out its new epilator, the Silk-Epil  9, I was actually happy to try it out as it is probably the only hair removal method I haven’t given a go, and I so need to prep my legs for the sunny weather we’ve been having.

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Beauty Bytes: My Hair Heroes

Beauty Bytes: My Hair Heroes

One of my goals for 2015 is to feature more beauty on Fashionista Barbie, now don’t get too excited I won’t be bringing you make-up tutorials, but I will be sharing some of my favourite products, new items that have me excited, as well as tips and tricks from the professionals, I have already lined up a great expert panel covering hair, body and make-up. 

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