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Big Big Big!

The Aussie “campaign wrap party” for Lusciously Light was only last Saturday, but already it feels so long ago!

I met Laura at Temple Meads, and we managed to grab a table seat on a packed train. Laura had never been to London on the train before, but thankfully it was a quick and pleasant trip. A short trip on the Tube later (I think we spent longer queuing for the tickets than the actual journey!), we soon found ourselves in a small circle of bloggers who were already waiting at the tube station. Soon enough, we were whisked off in black cabs on a random trip around London. (I thought cab drivers knew everywhere in London?)

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The venue, Sunbeam Studios, was amazing. The was a photographer (Sam Witney who was brilliant) all set up to take a million photos of us all, a bar, a lunch buffet, candy floss, champagne tasting and of course hairdressers armed with the entire Aussie range ready to give us big gorgeous hair.

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I volunteered to have my hair done first (oh the hardship) and Amber-Rose – as always! – worked some magic on my hair. I went in with slightly frizzy, slightly wavy hair, and came out with big bouncy curls.

It seemed that the end of the day came around far too quickly and Laura and I were soon on a Bristol bound train home, armed with takeaway sushi, gin-in-a-can and lots of gossip. (G&T in a can is the best invention for a train journey.)

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Thank you – as ever – to Emma and Holly at Aussie for an epic event. I am so honoured to be chosen to go to these events – every time we are treated to such a fun time in a situation I wouldn’t normally encounter in my “real life” – so thank you thank you thank you!

There’s more photos on my Facebook page if you’re feeling nosy :)

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I Am My Hair

On Tuesday I left work early so I could head over to Cotham. I popped into the Deco Lounge for a quick lunch (I was so hungry and after trying to think of somewhere near to the salon that I hadn’t been to before, I ended up in Deco because I knew I could get online!) then headed to the salon just up the road to meet with Laura from DaisyChainDream and Emma from Aussie. Laura and I were being treated as part of the Lusciously Light celebrations – thats what all the wiggy fun has been about recently, trying to help us decide what to do with our hair.

I knew that I wanted to get rid of the mess that red “semi-permanent” hairdye left – I last dyed my hair in January and have been desperately washing with horrid shampoos to strip the colour out – but wasn’t too sure what sort of colour I wanted or what style. I think its a sign of my TV watching habits while unemployed that when I thought about hairstyles I wanted, I thought of Sarah from Chuck, Kari from Mythbusters, Veronica Mars and…er…Hannah Montana (I kid. Not about the watching Hannah Montana bit. I’m more of a Wizards of Waverly Place or Sonny With A Chance fan.)

So here are the before shots of Laura and I:

Getting our hair done (I’m totally emailing Sarah here)

Laura went for a gorgeous reddy colour, it looks even better in person!

And me after! I had a lot of foils done to lighten my hair, then an ashy blonde put on the inbetweeny bits. I didn’t realise how heavy it would be!

I’m so pleased with how it turned out! Ruth (my stylist) did an awesome job with my hair. If you’re in Bristol, I would absolutely recommend Jon Hurst Hairdressing on Cotham Hill.

Heres Laura, Emma and I afterwards! We went to one of my favourite bar/restaurants, Goldbrick House (I ended up going there on Wednesday as well, thats bad isn’t it?) for delicious cocktails.

What do you think of our hair then?

As Free As My Hair

The final wig from Aussie arrived and I have to be honest, this was my favourite of all the wigs. Its pretty much the style I always want, but never can be bothered doing myself. This is partly because way way back when I were a lass, the Wife decided to curl my hair for our first year May Ball. She spent three hours curling it with a set of tongs, and I promptly destroyed it as soon as we got to the ball by going on one of those fairground rides that throws you about.

Here I am about an hour or so into it. Seeing these photos from 2003 are so strange now!

The wig came with a card:

Your Lusciously Light-hearted challenge - this is glamour personified. Find a glitzy dress and smoke up your eyes to make the look work, and style hair using the Aussie Frizz Miracle milk to keep it sleek

So, armed with my surprisingly overflowing box of makeup (seriously, I barely wear make up and yet I have a TON), I tried to follow my brief (yeah, I’ve been watching too much Chuck. If you’ve seen the latest episode: OMG WTF BBQ WHAT.)

What do you think? (Alex saw me with all this make up on and was like “I think I prefer you without make up”. I’m taking that as a compliment. I think.)

I’m off to a salon tomorrow with Laura to get my hair styled – this is why we’ve been sent the wigs to let us see how we look with a totally different style. What shall I get though? The black bob? The brown flicks? Stay red? Go back to blonde? Something else? Help!

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