GHD IV Violet Styler–a review and tutorial

GHD Box

Back with another video, (I’m on a roll this month!), and todays is on the newish GHD IV Violet Styler from the Candy Collection. I demonstrate in the video (below) a few ways how you can easily use the styler for straightening or curls. If I was actually going out I would have paid more attention to making both of the sides of the curls even but the video is meant to be more instructional than a trying to achieve a polished look (like the ones on the website). (more…)

Instant Volume with Umberto Giannini’s Backcomb in a Bottle – A Tutorial

Full review of the Umberto Giannini Backcomb in a Bottle as well as the Dry Shampoo from the range is here but I thought I’d share a quick how-to that I created with just the Backcomb in a bottle first!

Backcomb in a bottle pictorial tutorial umberto giannini

 

Madame B Fatale

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*Product sent for trial/review consideration. Opinions as always are my own.

Twisted/Fake Dread Up Do a Tutorial

twisted up doBack with another hair style tutorial this time for a Twisted Fake Dread Up Do using some Wella products one being the new Bold Move styling paste, which is something you would generally use on shorter hair but I wanted to do something a bit ‘different. The look is a  twisted up do that was originally inspired by a Chanel runway look I instantly fell in love with as soon as I saw it. This isn’t an exact re-creation there are a few differences but as you all know I am kind of in love with any style that’s a bit on the messier side. I will warn you though this isn’t a look that’s going to just brush out you will definitely have to wash your hair afterwards but I think its worth it!

 

 

 

 

To create this look I used NAK Dry Shampoo, Wella Bold Move (pictured left) and Wella Finishing spray. Now onto the tutorial!

wella bold move paste

 

twisted fake dread style updo

twisted fake dread style updo back

I still might not be around much, currently moving house and the internet wont be connected for about 2 weeks. Might still be able to post but not 100% sure.

Madame B Fatale

xoxo

Wella Bold Move and Finishing Spray were both provided for review/trial purposes.

Messy French Twist–photo’s, products and tutorial

messy french twist frontToday I have a pretty cool up-do if I do say so myself, I can’t take credit for the look though as its a re-creation of a hairstyle that Busy Phillips wore to the Golden Globes a little while back styled by Chris McMillan for Wella Professionals.

 

“What I love about Wella stylers is that they are light and there’s no product buildup so the hair still has a natural look and won’t get weighed down throughout the night,” Chris explains.

 

Wella were kind enough to send me some products to complete the look along with some instructions (below).

products wella stay styled extra volume mousse

1. Prep wet hair with Wella Professionals Natural Volume Styling Mousse and loosely dry for a textured finish.

2. Spray Wella Professionals Stay Essential Finishing Spray while hair is nearly dry so it’s slightly piecy and pull into an imperfect, textured French twist.

3. Add a headband at the top of the head to complete the look for an added touch of elegance.

 

In the video I show you how to create the look. Once you get the hang of it it seriously only takes a couple of minutes, but looks like it takes a lot more effort to do than it actually does.

Oh and you’ll see by watching by how much volume I get after blow drying with the mouse, its awesome!

 

messy french twist back

messy french twist front

I know I say this quite a bit but its one of those styles that you can be as messy as you want and it still looks great! I love these 60s inspired styles and am excited that they are sticking around.

(oh and what I’m wearing will be an up-coming DIY)

 

Madame B Fatale

xoxo

Disclosure: Wella sent me the two products but I am not being compensated for this video or post.

Side Swept Hair– Tutorial, Products and Pictures

Finally back with my latest requested video for side swept curls. This hair style looks equally great neat or messy and is a great way to show off your favourite statement earrings without having to do an up-do. Product wise I used Redken All Soft Argan-6 followed by Nak Heat beat to prep my hair before heat styling.

redken argan-6 nak heat beat

After my hair was prepped I used my Babyliss Pro Large Conical wand (last seen here) to curl. Once each section was curled I used bobby pins to ‘roll them up and let cool.hair curls setting (more…)

Decades Past 1970’s Inspired Hair

hairfinishedContinuing on with the 70’s inspired makeup tutorial I posted last week I have a 70’s inspired hair video for you.

In the video I used the BabylissPro C Styler which was one of the fabulous hair tools that IGlamour sent to me in the past few months to do some looks/reviews with. Full review of the C Styler will be up after I post the video on how to use it for curls and waves.

I also used BabylissPro Argon oil that I purchased to trial, One n Only Ceramic Silk Curling Iron Glaze and Schwarzkopf 10 carat shine finishing spray.

 

 

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No heat – Wavy Hair

Wavy HairWorried about constant heat styling or can’t get a triple barrel waver? But like my last tutorial using the Babyliss Triple Barrel Waver*?? Well here are a few simple steps that will give you the look, just by braiding!

 

Step 1: Wash hair (shampoo and condition). When you’re done squeeze out extra moisture with a towel and comb through (with a wide tooth comb or pick) either a leave in conditioner or styling oil (I’m not recommending any here as I feel this is one of those personal hair type choices, you’ll probably know what’s better for you than me here!)

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