My Hair Care Routine

I recently discovered the haircare brand Moroccan Oil and maybe I'm a little late to the party but they are working wonders for my hair and I'm wondering why it took me so long to jump on the band wagon.

I've always used hair oil.  I'm quite naturally dry so I need all the added moisture I can get.  However, I always used a drugstore one by L'Oreal.  I've always had quite tangly hair and have never really found anything that helps stop the knots completely.

As my mum and sister own a hairdressers they often get invited to salon expos such as Salon International.  They took me along to the one at Excel London last year and I saw the Moroccan Hair oil stand had an offer on their products so I ended up buying a full size oil along with travel sizes of the shampoo and conditioner.

I used the shampoo and conditioner for the first time a few weeks ago and WOW my hair has never felt so soft and in such a good condition.  It was virtually free from knots and just looked so healthy and glossy.  I will definitely be purchasing the full size bottles and I'm not sure I can use anything else now.

The oil of course works great too and I always put some through my hair after blow drying it.

Do you use hair oil?  What do you think?

Lauren xx

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Metallic and Tweed

I love mixing prints and colours, especially those that clash and wouldn't normally go together.  I really don't know how I would describe my style because I have a mixture of classic city chic with girly grunge.  Sometimes I dress quite loud and eccentric and other times I'm more muted with neutral colours.  Sometimes I want to look put together and other times I just want casual comfort.

Last Friday I went to Roof East in London which is such a cool venue.  It's on the 8th floor of a multi storey carpark in Stratford and every few months they change the theme.  Until the end of February it's ski lodges and igloos.  They also have slider games and live music.  Oh and some great cocktails and food!  

I had a Pretty in Pink cocktail which was prosecco, vodka and berry juice and my boyfriend had a Zombie which was 3 types of rum mixed with lemonade!  We then got chips and pizza from the Greedy Pig stall who kindly made mine vegan for me :)

As I was going straight from the office I needed something that was work appropriate (I'm a trainee lawyer) but still with a bit of edge to show my own style so I wore this tweed skirt from Warehouse with a black Primark roll neck jumper and my favourite metallic flatforms from ASOS.

What do you think of this look?

Lauren xx

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A Weekend in Manchester

I went to Manchester for New Year.  My boyfriend has friends there so we thought it would be nice to all get together and do something.  The problem was everyone (especially boys!) was quite unorganised and so nothing really got planned and we ended up staying in.. and playing video games?!  Was more like a boys night in than a celebration but seeing as the girls were outnumbered (2 v 4) we had little choice.

I didn't get to see a whole lot of Manchester because we were only there for one night and spent most of it with friends but what I did see I liked and definitely want to go back.  It's a really chilled out City with a quirky vibe.  It's not what I was expecting.  I thought it might be a bit run down with loud obnoxious people but I was so wrong!

I can see why it attracts young people and there's so much going on and things to do.  For a vegan there were a lot of vegan restaurants that I saw on my Happy Cow app although we stuck with what we know and had Zizzi for dinner and Subway for lunch!  

The train from London only took 2 hours so not bad at all.  I would like to explore more if I went back.  I hear the night life is quite good and they have lots of cool bars and club with live music.  They also have warehouse raves which are kinda my guilty pleasure ;)

Have you been to Manchester?  What else should I do there?

Lauren xx

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Outfits Of The Week

1. Jacket - Tesco, Jeans - John Lewis, Trainers - Vans
2. Top - Misguided, Trousers - ASOS
Skirt - Warehouse
Shoes - ASOS

Dress - Supertrash
Boots - ASOS

Jumper - ASOS
Jeans - Armani
Shoes - HM

Dress - Forever21
Boots - Public Desire

What one is your favourite?

Lauren xx

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