They say Dry Shampoo is a girl’s life savior. A magical invention that allows a girl to push back washing her hair for a few more days. Personally, I never saw the attraction. The dry shampoo’s I’ve used in the past have left my hair in an even greasier mess than before. I’ve tried the big dry shampoo brand, Batiste, and two of Phil Smith’s products- both were a big fat No.

Let me introduce you to the dry shampoo I’ve been loving lately. It’s from the French brand, Klorane and it’s their Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk. It’s absolutely amazing and definitely worth the few extra pounds.

The dry shampoo comes in two shades; plain and one that has been tinted with brown pigments, making it suitable for brown-dark hair. I've been using the tinted dry shampoo and I adore it! I no longer have to worry about white streaky marks in my hair. Yass!!!

It’s the only dry shampoo I’ve found that doesn’t make my hair a complete grease mess. Having a somewhat oily scalp, formula is important to me.

Klorane’s formula is made with a lot of natural ingredients including absorbent microspheres and silica which absorb the excess oil on the scalp. There’s also corn and rice starch which acts as a cleanser, making hair look and feel refreshed. And as what any great dry shampoo should do, it gives a great natural looking volume. Perfect for those mornings you wake up with flat hair.

I love this dry shampoo and 100% recommend it, especially if you have greasy-prone roots like me.

Love, Aoife

I'm clueless -for the most part- when it comes to skincare. I know the basics; cleanse, exfoliate and moisturize. But as soon as they start talking about hydrochloric acid- you've lost me. I attended a  skincare panel event mid-August and I've put together a list of Do's and Don'ts of skincare basics that everyone should know.

DO CLEANSE, CLEANSE, CLEANSE!! Cleansing is such an important part of any skincare routine and should always be your first step. I recommend using Micellar Water as it's a softer, gentler way of removing the dirt on your face, whilst keeping the skin hydrated. In Britain we love a good face wipe, however, they tend to contain drying properties which suck the moisture out of the skin and they don't wipe away all the dirt.

DO Use a Gentle Exfoliator every day. Exfoliators are great for removing dead skin cells, encouraging blood flow to your face and helping with that overall glow. Skin will appear healthier and feel softer. It's preferred to use gentle exfoliators every day as opposed to a harder exfoliator once or twice a week.

DO Moisturise! It's another important step to your skincare routine. Not only does it improve the appearance and keep your skin hydrated, it improves elasticity and firmness.

DO Use a mask once a week. Treat your skin to a little pamper session every week. It takes about 10 minutes and you can give your skin that extra boost.

DON’T Use Harsh Chemicals. Use products that are similar to your skins natural pH balance for the best results. And keep it natural! There’s a lot more focus about what we put into our bodies these days than before. Same for your skin. Treat it well and you’ll see the benefits.

Love, Aoife x

This past week has been very exciting and extremely busy. As you may know -from my last post- I sat my last A-Level exam Thursday morning and I can't tell you how relieved I feel to be finally finished with it all. After the exam, I went out with some friends and we just chilled, ate lunch/ dinner and did a little bit of shopping.

Saturday was a big day for me. I finally turned 18!!! I can't tell you how happy I am not to be 17 anymore. Gosh, that was an anti-climatic age. Anyway, celebrations kicked off on Friday morning as my Mum surprised me with tickets to the Balenciaga exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum.
It was my favourite moment of the whole day. I felt like I was in fashion heaven. There were just so many great things about the exhibition from the clothes, the history of Balenciaga; the designer and the brand, and one thing I never realised is how influential Balenciaga was/ still is. I never realised how much Balenciaga is a part of fashion history. He was a massive influencer for Shift dresses and flared sleeves.


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Honestly, there were stars in my eyes from the all the information, the history and the gorgeous clothes the mannequins wore. I've been to smaller fashion exhibitions before and the clothes that were on show were never that great but here, they were. I loved every single dress. I loved EVERYTHING! It rendered me speechless at how much Balenciaga has contributed to shaping fashion (excuse the pun) as we know it today.



One of my favourite parts of the exhibition was trying on a mock version of one of Balenciaga's designs. On the hook, it looked like a massive cape that was brought in at both ends. But on the model, it's actually a skirt. So how you wear it is by tying one end around the back of your waist so it trails behind you. You then pick up the end of it, bringing it back up to tie around your waist, to create a skirt with a little flare. (see picture below)

I loved trying this skirt on, it made me feel fancy and elegant. I loved the slit in it that ran all the way up from where the fabric had overlapped. I felt like I could twirl around in it and watch it flare up, but I drew a small crowd and I didn't feel comfortable with everyone watching.

I want this in my wardrobe!!
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"How can anyone look sexy in a sack?" cried, critics. His design lead to what we know as the Shift Dress.

The exhibition was two floors, on the top floor was how Balenciaga acts as an influence for other designers such as Givenchy and Dior.

One thing I learnt was that he mentored Givenchy. On a small sign that had the information, there was a quote of what Balenciaga had told Givenchy; "If you're going to use flowers, then place them in an intellectual manner". Basically saying that each embellishment is deliberate, it's not there just to look pretty, but to add to the effect of the piece. That quote has opened my eyes to so much, it's a new way of thinking about things. I'm a little obsessed with it and I know it off by heart.

After the exhibition, my Mum and I ate some lunch in Carluccio's. I had a Pesto, Mozzarella and Tomato Ciabatta with their Summer Garden drink. It was delicious and the tomatoes were lovely and sweet.


After lunch, we headed to Oxford Street to do a little shopping. I picked up a few nice tops, some dresses etc. Luckily there was a sale on, so I got to bag myself some deals.

Friday was a great day, full of fashion, inspiration and shopping. A great start to my birthday weekend.

See you soon,
AC xo

Curiosity is a natural human trait. It’s a trait that causes us to question certain things and to find out more about others. Journalism is an industry fuelled by curious minds. It’s curious minds that write and create. And curious minds that watch and read.

It’s curiosity that has led me to discover new, exciting and hidden things. Growing up in London, in the heart of where everything is happening, I’ve had the freedom and ability to explore as much as I possibly can. Going out on the weekends with my Dad, we would always visit a different part of London or go to an exhibition or temporary event. There was always so much to do and explore.

Fashion is a subject that I’ve always been interested in; it’s the way we present ourselves, the way we describe and express our creativity. It’s a rich theme in journalism from reporting on the new Season trends from the latest Fashion Week to documenting the makings of Christian Louboutins. Everything about fashion and its industry fascinates me.

Over the last few years, journalism has become a much faster-paced industry and uncovered many hidden secrets about the fashion world, going behind closed doors of some of the largest fashion houses and lifting the lid on fashion media, such as the renowned magazine, Vogue.

This is what journalism is all about. It’s about exploring the things you love, the world around you and sharing these secrets with everyone else. It’s about uncovering the truth on matters that mean the most. It’s a way of communicating and keeping everyone up to date with events currently rocking the world.

Journalism is fuelled by curious minds, such as myself.

Love, Aoife x